John Tate Reid

I break rules because I care too much about my damn life to be caged like a damn animal in a world I never chose to be brought into.

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a character in “Gold Coast”, as played by Chandz



{" It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”}
- Paulo Coelho
Jamie All Over || Mayday Parade || Kryptonite || 3 Doors Down


|{Full Name}|
Johnathan Tate Reid
Jt, John Tate, Johnny, Tate, Tater tot
{50% British English, 40% Irish, 10% Spanish} Unknown to him because he’s adopted

{" Always do what you are afraid to do.”}
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


|{Quirks || Habits || Oddities}|
(At least five please)
Running his hand through his hair Sticking his hands in his pocket when nervous
Clenching his jaw and hand into fist when angry
Storming off when agitated
Half smiling
Biting his lip when day dreaming
Dozing off/day dreaming
Biting his nails
Rainy nights || Heavy storms || Coffee || Reading long books || Writing || Jogging || Longboarding || Napping || Jogging || Turtles || Long drives || Road trips
Traffic || Bad drivers || Snow || Heavy music || Tea || Sushi || Taking pictures || Cats || Liars
|{Talents || Strengths || Skills}|
(At least 5)
Somewhat charming qualities
Cheesy Pickup lines
Getting his way
Making things up on the spot
Giving advice
|{Flaws || Weakness}|

Aggressive towards Authority

øGetting emotionally attached to people who don’t care about himø
øComplete isolationø


{" I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it..”}
- Maya Angelou


John Tate is a character to say the least. Growing up in the shittiest of homes, he never really knew how to manage his feelings. He had the bad habit of getting angry impulsively which lead to a lot of fights that eventually landed him in jail overnight a couple of times. See, the thing about John is that, growing up, his abusive adopted father would only pummel the shit out of Johnny, therefore, the kid grew up one with an aggressive nature. John never knew his real family and that’s just another pain that he’s holding onto and not letting go of.

A missing piece of his puzzle always kept John Tate on edge. He never really trusted anyone and never really let anyone get too close to him. He wasn’t really the relationship type as it only got in the way of his life. He didn’t need someone trying to break down his walls that he so carefully built over the years. He instead had the tendency of using women. He only used them for what he wanted and needed and then he disposed of any relationship like an old dish rag.

John thinks highly of himself. He believes he’s suffered the ultimate worst and that entitles him to be the biggest douche that world has ever seen. He doesn’t care much for people’s emotions or thoughts or opinions, instead he makes it known to them that he is certainly the best there is out there and anyone who disagrees is wrong. Cocky and arrogant doesn’t begin to describe John.

{" If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”}
- Martin Luther King Jr.


|{Place of Origin}|
Detroit, Michigan
|{Family Tree}|
John Tate was adopted and doesn’t know who his real family is
|{Happiest Memory}|
Meeting his little brother (adopted) Henry

|{Saddest Memory}|
Discovering he was adopted



John Tate Reid, a rebel with a cause. Growing up in a home far beyond broken, JT figured out early that it’s him against the world, and he sure as hell fights back. John Tate has had nothing short of a god-awful relationship with both his parents, adopted parents that is. Johnny knew his birth mom for about 4 years before she decided to leave him on the door step of a church somewhere in downtown Detroit. Now growing up in his adopted parents house, he's grown to be nothing short of a punk. His "father" has never been nothing but a drunken coward that beats on John’s "mother" because he think it makes him more of a man. His "mother" was never anything more than a pathetic doormat that let’s shit happen to her. Because of his upbringing lacking parental figures, JT has never had a good encounter with most authority figures. In and out of foster homes as he grew up because his parents simply failed to be just that. Although, this rebel here enjoys going against every single set of rules ever created, he’s not that bad of a guy. He certainly makes himself seem like the biggest douche in the whole world, but he has a heart, somewhere….deep down. He really has a soft spot for his little brother, who he basically raised. Even though he knows the kid isn't actually related to him, he knows that once he's able, he's going to pull little Henry from that hell hole he once called home

|{Bucket List}|
Sky diving
Bungee jumping
Finding his birth mom
Live in Australia for at least a year
Pilot a plane
Climb a mountain
Extreme ski
Base jump
White water raft
Swim with sharks/dolphins/whales
Go on a survival hike
Bike cross country


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|{Face Claim}
Garrett Hedlund
Character Dialogue || #22ff00
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So begins...

John Tate Reid's Story