Marlow Ember Sanderson

Marlow Sanderson

Absentminded Artist
OOC First Name
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
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Marlow Ember Sanderson
Table of Contents:
The Basic, Appearance, and Style: Page 1
Personality, Emotions, Goals, and Beliefs: Page 2
Family, Relationships, and Home Life: Page 3
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Full Name: Marlow Ember Sanderson
Pronunciation: M-Ah-R-LOW
Nickname: ME
Name Meaning:
-The name Marlow means Lake Remains and is of English origin.
Ember-The name Ember means Spark, Burning Low and is of English origin. Marlow received her middle name from her mother.
Sanderson-derived from the Ancient Greek name Alexander, meaning "the Protector of mankind" the name probably dates back before 1300 BC., to the Hittit Tribe. The name was first introduced into Scotland circa 1050 and three Scottish Kings have carried the personal name. As a surname "Alexanders Son" first appears in Scotland in the mid 15th Century, whilst in 1472, John Sanderson purchased the Lands of Lethindy (Athol). In 1479, Whilst William Sanderisson was summoned to the Scottish Parliament for Treason. The surname spelling has always varied, Sandrisson and Snaderisone being other examples, the modern spellings being Sanderson, Saunderson, Sandeson and Sandison.
Gender: Girl
Sex: Female
Character's Birthdate: December 2nd
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Zodiac Description: "Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals. Freedom is their greatest treasure, because only then they can freely travel and explore different cultures and philosophies. Because of their honesty, Sagittarius-born are often impatient and tactless when they need to say or do something, so it's important to learn to express themselves in a tolerant and socially acceptable way."
Element: Fire
Elemental Description: "These signs truly uplift the strength of the Sun and each individual born as one of these Sun signs has an assignment to nurture and cherish their emotional side. They often have to be trained for compassion and a deeper understanding of other people, and have basic problems in relationships triggered by their need to give more than they should to those who didn’t ask for anything. Each fiery individual has to use their energy solely on their own life, unless if somebody asks for their advice and engagement. Of all three, Sagittarius is the most giving, for they are at the end of this Fire trine, already learned so much, with a strong life philosophy and numerous good intentions."
Relationship Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Bi-Sexual
Blood Status: Half Blood
Wand: 11inch Knotted Swishy Walnut Wand with a Meteorite Dust core
Wand Description: Marlow's wand is of average length. It is knotted creating a more earthy aspect, connecting more to the nature of the wood. The wand is a Walnut wood which can be described as "A wand for the brilliant, often used by innovators and creative types - a Walnut wand in the right hands will do its owners bidding unquestioningly." The core is Marlow's favourite part, Meteorite Dust. This wand core works well for people who adapt easily to their surroundings while still maintaining their own personalities. Meteorite dust seems to produce wands that are useful in Divination work.

Ethnicity: Caucasian
Preferred Hand: Right Handed
Hair: Brown
Hair Style: Medium Length, Wavy, Worn Down or in Messy Bun
Eyes: Blue (Almost a Blue/Grey)
Skin Tone: Ivory Skin Tone
Complexion: Fair
Height: 4 Foot 11 Inches
Build: Medium Build, Slender
Birthmarks/Scars: None
Other Distinguishing Features: Marlow's eyes are a very distinct blue.
Health: Marlow is in good health
Energy: Marlow has high energy, but also enjoys being sedentary.
Memory: Marlow often has 'selective' memory. She likes to remember things that are important to her personally, but not much else.
Allergies: None
Medications: None
Phobias: Being Forgotten
Posture: Tall with a casual slump of the shoulders when she is working on her art.
Coordination: Great Fine Motor Coordination, A big clumsy with gross motor activities.
Habits and Mannerisms: Marlow taps or clicks her pen/pencil when she is focusing on her art. She also has a habit of losing track of time easily.
Played By: Ashley Boettcher

Overall Style: Marlow has a very laid back sort of style. She does not care much for fashion or trying to look good. Her favourite outfit is her "To Thine Own Self Be True" hoodie which she wears frequently and a simple black skirt. Her hair is usually down unless she finds it annoying that day. If so she will put her hair up into a messy bun.
Grooming: Casual
Wardrobe: Laid back
Tattoos: None

*All Quotes are taken from The Land of Stories Series. @ Copyright Chris Colfer
*Zodiac and Element information from astrology-zodiac @2020
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Marlow Sanderson

Absentminded Artist
OOC First Name
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
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Overview of Personality:
Marlow is a bit of a “Free Spirit.” She does not like to plan anything; instead she enjoys letting fate decide. She often is disorganized due to this fact and struggles with proritizing. She often does what she wants to do when she wants to do instead of focusing on what is important to others. Her father often calls her “scatter-brained” due to her behaviour. Even though Marlow often does not have her prorities right, she does have a strong focus on what she enjoys to do. She is very driven and determined only when it serves her purposes. An example of this is her drawing. Marlow loves anything related to the arts (painting, drawing, music, reading). However, her main focus is and has always been drawing. Marlow will board herself up in her art studio for a whole day only coming out for food and other necessities. Her art work does often interfer with her responsibilities. Her father thinks her “hobby” takes up too much time in her life. Her mother supports her daughter fully, understanding Marlow's passion.

Marlow is a very personable person, however she does pick and choose who gets close to her. She has many “friends”, but only the fair few Marlow would do anything for. Those who she is loyal to, she believes will be friends for life. Marlow has one best friend she has had since she was five years old, Mason. Mason is her next door neighbor and the same age as Marlow. The two have been inseparable since Marlow moved next store and Mason let her have his Penguin Stuffed Animal as a welcome gift.

Hobbies/Interests: Art, Drawing in Particular
Likes: Drawing, Music, Riding Bikes with Mason, Gardening with Mother, Playing Football (soccer) with the twins, anything art related.
Dislikes: Following a Schedule, Cold Weather, Crowded and Confined Spaces, Loud People
Sense of Humor: Marlow enjoys a good joke, but she troubles to enjoy 'mean' jokes. Sometimes she is guilty as laughing at other people's misfortune (such as someone tripping). She does not want to cause this incident, but cannot help that sometimes it is hilarious.
Pet Peeves: Not being on her own time schedule, Following rules that don't benefit her
Superstitions/Beliefs: Marlow is not superstitions, but she would not break a mirror if given a chance, just in case.
Quirks: Marlow has a habit of pulling her hair into a messy bun when she is very focus on a drawing. She also almost always loses her pencils.
Closet Hobby: Playing Cards
Guilty Pleasure: New Art Supplies and a Quiet Area Outside.
Strengths: Passionate, Artistic, Friendly, Easy Going
Flaws: Disorganized, Tendency to Make Selfish Decisions, Sheltered, Can Act Entitled.
Perception: Marlow sees the world through her eyes and no one else's. She is very entitled to what she has and wants. She rarely stops to think about anyone else.
Lures: Fame, Freedom, Inspiration
Soft Spots: Rune, She would do anything for her brother Rune, not so much for Ryder.
Cruel Streak: Marlow can be brutally honest and will not hold back saying what is on her mind

MBTI Personality Type: Debater ENTP-A
MBTI Personality Type Description: "Debaters are the ultimate devil’s advocate, thriving on the process of shredding arguments and beliefs and letting the ribbons drift in the wind for all to see. They don’t always do this because they are trying to achieve some deeper purpose or strategic goal, though. Sometimes it’s for the simple reason that it’s fun. Debaters’ unyielding honesty, as this type doesn’t mince words and cares little about being seen as sensitive or compassionate. Like-minded types get along well enough with people with the Debater personality type, but more sensitive types, and society in general, are often conflict-averse, preferring feelings, comfort, and even white lies over unpleasant truths and hard rationality."
Temperament: Sanguine
Temperament Description: "When you first meet someone with the sanguine temperament, you're likely to feel you've known them for a long time. They are comfortable to talk to and get to know. They are extremely friendly, talkative, and social. They will frequently get caught up in conversations and lose track of time. However, if they get bored, they can lose attention quickly. Their attention span is directly related to how much they are enjoying the conversation or what they are doing."
Enneagram: The Enthusiast
Ego/Superego/Id : ID Driven
Persona/Mask: Marlow can sometimes hid her feelings behind blunt honesty and sarcasm, hoping that she does not seem like the weak one. This happens mostly when she is insulted or talks about her family.
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Vice: Greed
Virtues: Creativity, Honesty, Friendliness
Defining Moment: TBD
Tropes: Marlow follows the Artist Trope as well as possesses many qualities of a 'typical' Slytherin.
One Word: Absentminded

Favourite Animals: Lizards, Hummingbirds
Favourite Magical Creatures: Niffler, Hippogriff
Favourite Place: Her Art Studio, Ember's Garden, Her Bedroom
Favourite Flavors: Sweet, Spicy
Favourite Foods: Tacos, Chocolate, Fresh Veggies from the Garden
Favourite Drinks: Green Tea, Iced Tea
Favourite Games: Exploding Snaps, Card Games
Favourite Music: Pop Music
Favorite Sports: Qudditch, Football (US Soccer)
Favourite Subjects: Charms, Flying
Favourite Numbers: 2, 11, 22
Favourite Words: "Bubbly" "New"
Favourite Quotations: "That's how things were out here in the wild, she was learning. Dangerous or beautiful. Or Both." (Westerfield, 2005)

First Impressions: Marlow is seen as personable and approachable. She does always seem to be in her own little world.
Stranger Impressions: Absentminded, but Friendly
Friendly Impressions: Marlow is a true friend when she decides to be. Her friends will know her as loyal, trustworthy, but also very scatter-brained when it comes to some items of importance.
Enemy Impressions: Entitled, Sheltered, Bratty.
Familiar Impressions: Marlow's father sees her as not living up to her potentional. Marlow's mother knows Marlow has a great talent, but little motivation for other things in life. Ryder thinks Marlow has her head in the clouds. Rune looks up to Marlow. He knows how her mind works and appreciates her for her.
Compliments: Friendly, Honest, Artistic
Insults: Entitled, Complainer, Mean

Mood: Marlow is a happy person, overall.
Attitude: Marlow had an attitude when she does not get what she wants or things do not work out in her way. She can often become grumpy when this happens.
Expressiveness: Marlow wears her emotions on her sleeve. She is open with everything and does not hold back her honesty.
When Happy: Marlow loved to smile and laugh when she is happy. Her happiest times are when she is creating art.
When Depressed: Marlow loves to throw herself into a good art project when she is sad, she likes to be alone.
When Angry: Marlow will basically throw a tantrum when she is anger. She often uses her facial expressions such as rolling her eyes when she is angry at a situation.

Language: English
Accent: New Zealand
Voice: Marlow's voice is high and have have sarcastic undertones at time.
Speech Impediments: None
Laughter: Loud and unforgiving
Signature Quotes: "I'd rather be doing art right now." "My father will buy it for me." or "Why are there always so many rules."

Main Goal: Marlow wants to become a famous artist, maybe even design pictures for children's books.
Minor Goal/Ambitions: Marlow wants to prove her father wrong that she can succeed in a structured environment and also keep her "hobby" of art.
Career: Student at Hogwarts New Zealand
Desires: To gain fame in the Art World, To have her father accept her talent
Wishlist: Marlow always enjoys the newest, best quality of a product. Her wishlist is usually updated art supplies.
Accomplishments: Winning Art Shows, Getting Sorted in Slytherin
Greatest Achievement: TBD
Biggest Failure: TBD
Secrets: Marlow acts like she does not care about what her father thinks, but in reality she wants to prove herself to him.
Regrets: Living Rune to attend Hogwarts
Best Dream: Owning her Own Art Gallery
Worst Nightmare: Losing her Art Talent or Losing a Hand making her unable to complete her Art.
Best Memories: Spending Time with Rune, Gardening with Mother, Spending time in her Art Studio
Worst Memories: Losing Art Competitions in the Past

Religion: Christian
Motivation: Inspiration
Priorities: 1)Art 2)Rune, her brother 3)Friendship
Philosophy: The world is a beautiful, but harsh place. Marlow sees herself much like this. She can be kind, but can also fight back if need be.
Political Party: Too Young To Care
Etiquette: Marlow does not have the best etiquette. She does not really care about such things.
Traditions: Material Oriented Holidays (the gifts are always the best part!), Days Spent in Ember's Garden (Daily before Marlow went to Hogwarts)

*All Quotes are taken from The Land of Stories Series. @ Copyright Chris Colfer
*Personality Tests @16personalities 2020
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Marlow Sanderson

Absentminded Artist
OOC First Name
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
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Name: Ember Alex Sanderson
Maiden Name: Ember Alex Addison
Birth Name: Alex Ember Addison (Ember goes by her middle name).
Blood Status: Half Blood
Profession: Gardener/Homeschool Teacher
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Ember's family was very strict. Her mother expected a lot from her daughter and held her to very high standards. She had to get the best grades and participate in all the activities that were "proper." When Ember left for Hogwarts and was sorted into Ravenclaw, her parents were even more critical of her performance. However, this experience did allow Ember to expand her activities where she found her love for herbology. Her parents would have rather her have a more "appropriate" career. To this day Ember does not speak to her mother and her father has now passed away. She is on a good basis with all of her siblings though. She has eight siblings (six sisters and two brothers). She is only on close terms with a few of her siblings.
Marlow's mother, Ember, is much like her daughter (well Marlow is a lot like her). She is very easy going and calm. Ember is a gardener and loves to use magic to help plants and flowers grow. Ember loves to use herbs and plants to help in every day life. She spends most her time in the garden when she is not homeschooling the kids. Ember uses a Reggio Approach to learning which means that she believes children learn through play. This is a very unstructured method of learning and does contribute to Marlow's dislike for schedules and rules. Ember recognizes Marlow's passion for art much like her own passion for gardening. She is very supportive of her children's interests and does whatever she can to make their dreams come true.
Played By: Vanessa Hudgens


Name:Donaghy Liam Sanderson
Blood Status: Muggleborn
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Profession: Doctor (Telemedicine)
Donaghy grew up with a widowed mother and four siblings. His father passed on when he was only eight years old. Donaghy's mother worked multiple jobs to keep his family afloat and give her children the best she could. Donaghy, as the eldest sibling, would help his mother financially by working a mail route or bagging groceries. He has always been driven and determined to live a “better life.” When he was accepted into Hogwarts (the first in his family), he knew he would one day help his mother and siblings succeed.
Donaghy is the more strict of the parents. Although he loves his wife, he sometimes wonders if she is too “easy” on the kids and their unproductive “hobbys.” Donaghy came from very little and has to work for everything in his life from a young age. This created a very driven individual. Even though Donaghy believes that Marlow's talents would be used better in other fields, he does love his daughter and supports her in his own way. Donaghy travels a lot for work, often leaving for weeks at a time. When he is home, he spends time with the family to make up for the lengths of time he is away from them. Donaghy often “buys” his family's love when he makes a mistake. This often includes new and unique flowers for Ember, art supplies for Marlow, and toys for the boys. He does not intend to use money to create happiness, but growing up with very little he wants to give his children all he didn't have.
Played By: Jonathan Groff


Name: Ryder Haines Sanderson
Blood Status: Half Blood
Ryder is the more outgoing twin. He is often loud and does not think things through. He does not feel like he fits in with his mother and siblings, but does relate to this father. Ryder loves to play Football and is extremely competitive.
Played By: Sloane Morgan Siegel


Name: Rune Talon Sanderson
Blood Status: Half Blood
Rune is the more quiet of the twins. Secretly he is Marlow's favourite sibling. Rune is more interested in the arts than his brother Ryder. Rune is mostly a bookworm. He loves to read books about famous artists and tell Marlow about them. Rune is extremely smart and loves to feel included.
Played By: Sloane Morgan Siegel


Name: Rose Talon Sanderson
Nickname: Grandma
Blood Status: Half Blood
Profession: Retired
Rose is Donaghy's mother. She is a mother of five. All her children are now grown and she has moved into with Donaghy and his family. Rose lost her husband when Donaghy was eight years old. He passed away in a work accident, he was a construction worker. Rose has always done the best she can for her children even in tough times. She is determined, driven, and very hard on herself. She often blames herself for how her children grew up and for her husband's passing.
Rose is a very stubborn woman. She has been through a lot rasing her children alone and it did harden her a little. She is not as affectionate towards Marlow and the twins as Marlow would like in a grandmother. She does love her children and grandchildren, but often neglects to show these feelings.
Played By: Lily Tomlin


Ana Addison
Nickname: Mimi
Blood Status: Half Blood
Profession: Socialite
Ember does not speak to her mother anymore since graduating school. Ana was very strict with her children and expected Ember to turn out a certain way. On occasion, Marlow will get a birthday card from her "grandmother," but has no memory of ever speaking with her in person. Ana Addison has very strong beliefs that appearances are everything. She held all of her ten children to that while growing up which created a damaged relationship with Ember once she had graduated from school. Due to this Marlow, does not really know her grandmother or even many of her aunts, uncles, and cousins on this side of the family.
Ana's life revolves around appearances. She raised her kids to be the most "perfect" versions of themselves. Ana still calls herself a "socialite" and goes to events regularly even in her own age. The Sandersons do not know much about her due to the falling out.
Play By Play: Jane Fonda

-None (As of yet)

Family Tree:

Mason is Marlow's best friend and next door neighbor. He brings out the silly side of her and keeps her in line. Mason is a muggle who attends school in Marlows hometown. He enjoys reading and riding bikes. He is very outdoor orientated. He loves to bring Malow camping, hiking, and fishing. Mason and Marlow have been friends since they were five years old when Mason gave Marlow his favourite stuffed animal penguin as a welcome to the neighborhood present.

Bree is Marlow's friend. She is the daughter of her mother's best friend. Bree is outgoing and adventuous which leads to her and Marlow getting in trouble. Bree never knows when to say no and is very competitive. Marlow likes Bree, but would not consider her a best friend. Bree and Marlow hang out for fun, but don't talk much. It is more of a silent friendship based on actions instead of words.

Marlow's Home:

Ground Floor:
Master Bedroom is Grandmother's Room, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom #2 is Marlow's Art Studio (pictured below) and Bedroom #3 is Marlow's Bedroom (pictured below)

Second Floor:
This floor contains Marlow's parents' room in the Master Suite, Rune and Ryders rooms which are separate rooms connected with a shared bathroom. There is also a guest bedroom on this floor.

Third Floor:
The third floor is the entertainment floor. There is a well stocked library with plenty of reading areas. There is also a game room especially popular with Ryder's friends, and another guest room.

Marlow's Favourite Places at Home:

Marlow comes here to relax and be herself. She basically lives in this room which is connected to her bedroom by a joined bathroom. This room is on the first floor of her house. No one else is allowed in this room and Marlow likes that it is hers alone. She will miss this room the most when going to Hogwarts.

Marlow had free rein when it came to painting her bedroom so she picked her favourite colors and went with it. Although not the best place for artist endeavors; it is a safe place for Marlow to be. She loves the added color and her bed is so comfortable! She also loves the tree art around the room.
Ember's Garden

Marlow spends most of her schooling out in this garden. It is her mother's pride and joy. Marlow also likes to come here to draw the flowers on occasion. It really is a peaceful place. Her favourite area of the garden is the fountain.

Full Photo Album

*All Quotes are taken from The Land of Stories Series. @ Copyright Chris Colfer
*All House pictures and floor plans taken from eplans @2020

Marlow Sanderson

Absentminded Artist
OOC First Name
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
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Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Abridged Version of Sorting:
"Marlow sat on the stool, looking out into the crowd. This graduating class size is huge. I'll make it work She thought to herself as the hat was place onto her head. Marlow honestly was not sure where she would be placed. Her mother was a Ravenclaw and her Father was a Slytherin. Honestly any of the houses seemed like a good fit, but Marlow did secretly hope she could prove to her father that she was just as determined in life as he was, just in a different way.
Closing her eyes. Marlow thought It's time.
"It is indeed time...and looking here, while you are exceedingly creative, there's a very sly spirit too, one that inches to prove itself...better be...Slytherin"
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Marlow had to say she was proud of herself for getting sorted into Slytherin. She had thought since she was so similar to her mother that she would be a Ravenclaw for sure. However, deep down she had hoped to prove her father wrong and get sorted into his Alumni House. Her father would always say that Slytherins were leaders and did not have their heads in the clouds. Marlow, as it was known, did indeed have her head in the clouds. When the Sorting Hat announced her as a Slytherin, Marlow instantly thought Take that Dad.

Favourite Class: Charms
Reasoning: Marlow finds this class the most useful. There is always something new to be learned.
Favourite Activity: Exploring The Castle Grounds
Reasoning: The castle and the ground are massive. Marlow does not think she will ever be bored of exploring around and finding new areas.
Least Favourite Class: Potions
Reasoning: Potions involves following the rules and recipes closely. This has never been easy for Marlow. She is more of the “add some of this” and “Add some of that” type of person.
Most Successful Class: Herbology
Reasoning: Marlow's mother is a gardener by magical and muggle. She has a love for plants that she has passed down to her daughter. Although Marlow has a talent for herbology, it is not her favourite subject. It hits too close to home.
Least Successful Class: History of Magic
Reasoning: Marlow cannot seem to keep her attention focused on this class. It's too much information that the young Slytherin girl does not find useful.

Year One:
Semester One ClassesGradesSemester Two ClassesGrades
History of MagicHerbology

*All Quotes are taken from The Land of Stories Series. @ Copyright Chris Colfer

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