Name: Ezra Todd
Birthday: December 28th, 1889
Age: 25 (as of 1914)
Hair: Dark brown, almost black
As a child, Ezra was lanky and tall, as he gets most of his looks from his father. However, as a result of his time spent both working on his neighbors’ farm and his training in the military, Ezra developed a more muscular build, although he’s still somewhat light compared to the more muscle-bound members of the military. Ezra is surprisingly dexterous and a fast runner, and while he works hard to keep himself in shape, he doesn’t particularly enjoy exercising. Ezra has dark brown hair which he prefers to keep at medium length. He shaves almost every other day, as any kind of facial hair irritates him. During the war, Ezra was wounded in his side, and while the wound has healed, he sometimes experiences flashes of pain if he works himself too hard. Ezra wears a standard Amestrian military uniform, although he will often make excuses for wearing it even when it isn’t necessary. When not wearing his uniform, Ezra wears a casual outfit consisting of black slacks (sometimes khaki), a white button up shirt with a simple over coat or jacket, and some simple black shoes. Sometimes he dresses up his look with a waistcoat and a necktie, though he prefers to leave the collar of his shirt open without one. When he’s just lounging around, he’ll often be seen in a t-shirt which he usually wears under his military uniform when long sleeve shirts are too warm.
As a result of growing up in various environments, Ezra has taken on a myriad of values. In general, he tries his best to be polite to others and is willing to give people the benefit of the doubt, as he dislikes thinking ill of others. He chooses his words carefully and is very keen to not say anything that might offend someone. He will usually only voice his criticisms to those he is close to, and even then only if he feels that it is important they hear it or worded in a way that will be helpful to them. However, he is slow to consider a person someone he can truly trust and keeps his feelings to himself out of fear of being a burden on others.
Ezra has a fierce sense of justice and always tries to do what he thinks is right. This leads to him being somewhat naïve, as he has a somewhat colored perception of how the world is supposed to work. While it is difficult for him to become upset with someone, he tends to hold a grudge when someone does get on his bad side. While he won’t go out of his way to actively spite that person, he will make no attempt to hide his contempt towards them. Ezra will often not hide his feelings when he feels that something is wrong, which can sometimes get him into trouble.
Ezra hates bragging about himself or his accomplishments, as he prefers to let his actions speak for himself. However, he will not hesitate to boast about his family or anyone that is close to him. He also has a very strong sense of pride concerning his intelligence and despises when others call him a “country bumpkin” or bring up the time he spent with his neighbors. He is often overeager to prove others wrong in these situations, which sometimes results in him making a fool of himself or subjecting them to information overload.
Ezra was born on December 28th, 1889 to Cyrus and Alice Todd. Cyrus was an Amestrian attourney , and Ezra wished to follow in his footsteps. He looked up to his father, and many of his morals were inherited from him. His mother wished him to become a State Alchemist, in part because of the large amount of money that would come with the title, which Alice hoped would help as the family was struggling with their finances. While Ezra studied alchemy for a time and was able to do rudimentary feats of alchemy, he detested the idea of serving in the military and felt he could do more good by being a part of the legal system.
Unfortunately, Ezra’s parents died in 1904 after a plague epidemic swept through the country. Only 15 years old, Ezra was devastated by the loss, but vowed to continue his father’s work. However, as his closest relative, his uncle George Marsh, was fighting in the Ishvalan Civil War at the time, Ezra was forced to live with his neighbors, the Wallaces, whom had been friends with his mother and had helped his parents during their illness. The Wallaces were simple farmers and forced Ezra to help them with their farm work. Ezra detested this, as he wished to continue his education. During his time with the Wallaces, Ezra picked up a myriad of engineering knowledge and learned to drive the Wallaces farm vehicles, but overall he was miserable. Unable to fulfill his dream of following in his father’s footsteps and fearing a life of mundane farm work, Ezra decided that his only chance at escaping his current life was to join the military. After living with the Wallaces for about two years, Ezra ran away and joined the military at the age of 17.
While he normally would have been too young to be accepted into service, a need for able-bodied soldiers allowed Ezra to be conscripted without many questions. Ezra had heard about the Ishvalan Civil War raging in the east, but had assumed from the stories that he had heard that
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