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Gavin Hargreeves

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a character in “The Umbrella Academy”, as played by Bartholomew Finch

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No. 07 SUMMARY PROFILE

"No. 07 Exhibits the ability to make near-perfect replicas of objects of organic and inorganic materials; including people and animals. Unfortunately has very little control over these copies. After several seconds they begin to fade away altogether. Furthermore, there is no physicality. A single touch dissolves the image of these beings. Most interestingly it seems that some copies have a mind of their own, taking on the personality of the original host. Useful, if not for the boy attached to these abilities.

Alas, such a promising talent wasted on such an ordinary child. He is untrainable - may as well have no ability at all. A completely despondent young man, pitiable even, he has taken to hiding away in dark corners. Chooses to defy rules; with no fear of punishment. And refuses to adhere to the strict training regiment the others follow. Must take measures to ensure that this one does not get underfoot. He has no place among the others as anything but a potential risk, no, it is best if he is kept away.



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No. 07 PERSONALITY RESEARCH

"No.07 rarely meets the eye, always casting his gaze downward. Manners seem to be an unteachable skill with this one. He has also taken up the habit of hiding when called for.

A least he won't be in the way."


Moody is one word for Gavin; perhaps the only one that truly matters. From childhood, he has allowed his emotions to rule his existence, from the jealousy to the rage, to the utter lack of self-esteem brought on by a mixture of dear old dads harsh words and the fact that he was always forced to the sidelines while his siblings saved the day and got all the recognition.

Don't get him wrong though; he loves his brothers and sisters. Maybe some of them more than others, but he does love them. More than he will ever admit. But that doesn't negate his resentment of them.

Even as a child he never was quite as carefree as he should have been, constantly being critical of himself, developing an early case of anxiety that dominated his existence for quite some time. It took him a number of years to get past his generalized fear of fucking up, but eventually, his childhood lack of confidence morphed into teenage angst, and from there came the true anger. The quick temper and rebelliousness that drove Hargreeves to take up the habit of ignoring Gavin entirely. Always hiding away when called for, never attending to lessons or meals or training - any and all routines were trashed, no matter how many times Hargreeves tried to get him under control; and he did give up eventually, so Gavin at least won that one. It's not like he needed Gavin anyhow, he was a "useless nuisance" after all. Even more so when he refused to train his powers.

Much of his young life was spent isolating himself from the world and from the others, he had no practical experience, ignored the fact that he would ever have to leave home for the longest time. Wasted a great deal of his time alone in his room, where he held his own sort of 'training' sessions with his abilities. His first ever real copies were of himself, and those copies were his companions for a while. But having a clone of yourself as a friend isn't as great as one would think - after all, how does one cope with the fact that your 'friend' knows every thought in your head. Knows how to find you every time a game of hide and seek is played, or knows when you've lied, or cheated at any other games. He couldn't even argue with himself most of the time, it was like talking to a mirror.

Eventually, it became all too much, he was going crazy inside his own head. Depersonalizing from himself, and losing focus on reality. This house that he called home for the longest time was holding him back - he couldn't fathom staying any longer. When everyone began splitting off it was like a new taste of freedom. He could leave, experience the world, and maybe find some sort of peace with himself.




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No. 07 OBSERVED SKILLS

"Seems to have acquired a guitar, perhaps stolen. Has no talent for music, much like everything else - though how anyone could be talented with such a mediocre instrument is beyond me. But he seems content to create a ruckus in every room of the house with it.


While his powers were much less controllable as a child he has steadily grown into them over the years. Away from home, he is much more confident and in control. Meaning his abilities are much more than they ever were. Before, his copies had no physicality to them, fading away as soon as he lost concentration. He could never control them either, they did their own thing based upon the host personality. But now, they are more than just a blank image being projected upon the world. They can touch things, move solidly through the world. He can control them, make them do things against their base personality. No longer do they fade away at random or with a single touch from something real - sure, they still dissolve if they are "wounded" but the copies are more solid than they've ever been before. The only notably same thing is that he can only copy something that he has seen before, people he knows or has met, or is in that moment looking at.

Other than that Gavin is quite good at hiding away, a champion at hide and seek - if not for Lucky it probably would be impossible for anyone to find him ever. He knows how to keep quiet, to become invisible in a crowd of people; blending right into the background. He has no need to draw attention to himself, and he has never once felt the need to be loud. Deception, deflection, any form of lying he has twisted into an art form, though most days he doesn't really have much to lie about. Besides perhaps to himself.

For a while, as a teen, he played the guitar near religiously, running through the house and making a ruckus in every single room. He doesn't play as much these days but is still notably skilled at it. Sometimes dusts off his old guitar and plays at the bar when he's in a particularly good mood. Other days he spends his time shooting pool with the locals.

He isn't particularly great at any one good thing but learns fast and takes hard work in great stride. He's a jack of all trades around the town he lives in and can be found doing many odd and random jobs for people. Its how he earned his reputation among them, by working hard to show them he isn't just some dumb rich kid that came to run amok in their town.




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No. 07 RELATIONS

"Once seemingly close to the other children. The boy is now prone to keeping to himself. Rarely amongst the others, whether it be disdain on his or their part I do not know."



Luther//No. 1

In my observance of the interaction between the two I have noted carefully that No.7 seems to become increasingly agitated while in the presence of No. 1, perhaps due to the unbalanced power dynamics between the two. When giving vital orders to the team No. 7 often chooses to blindly ignore the plan that No. 1 has put into place. Observance outside of training has brought me to the conclusion that No. 7 does not have any disdain for No. 1 but rather - as usual - prefers to buck authority at any given chance.

Remedy & Grim//No.02
No. 7 has quite the curious relationship with No. 2; notably, in a way that concerns the Splits personality deficit. It is rare that I get to observe them together naturally outside of missions or training and thus I must wait patiently to note down further findings.

Lucky//No. 3


Rina//No.4


Riley//No.5


Izzy//No.6


So begins...

Gavin Hargreeves's Story