"And if you lot will just calm the fuck down we'll get started with drills."
- AGE: 27
- STRENGTHS: dedicated, disciplined, maternal
- WEAKNESSES: blunt, stubborn, insecure
Deanna’s been ordering people about for years before she got the position of Captain for the Arrows. As an older sister, she took her responsibility in looking out for her two younger sisters very seriously, especially when their mother left them when she was fifteen. Deanna had to grow up quickly, but with her father still around and resenting the pressure his wife’s absence put on his eldest daughter, he always pushed her to keep her own dreams in mind. It was with his support and her sisters’ cheering that she went on to pursue her career in Quidditch.
Having been Captain for three years, and the Arrows keeper for three more than that, Deanna would think she knows her team pretty well. She knows exactly what to do with Perry when he shows up hungover, how quickly to isolate Ava when her temper starts to rise, and when to draw the line on inter-team teasing. She lives an honest life, with her team and her family, and hates the guilt she feels with secrets. However, one secret she can’t afford to share is her own insecurity as Captain. With every increase in bickering, every fight that simply deflates instead of being resolved, every goal that gets past her on the pitch, she worries that she’s letting them down. She’d be loathed to voice these ideas, as she’d hate to burden her team with that kind of thinking. A strong team needs a strong leader, and Deanna will do everything in her power to be that for them.
- TEAM: While she might not think so, Deanna is the glue that helps keep her team united. When she took up her position as Captain years earlier, she’d expected old friendships to be strained and new ones to be slow to form, but her own natural mix of maternal instinct and disciplined drill sergeant have instead earned her respect and camaraderie. While her temper rarely gets the better of her, she tends to swear a lot during their practices, much to the amusement of older teammates who remember her as the quiet, fresh faced new keeper who barely said a word.
- ISAAC PERRY: Ever since the morning she found him passed out beside his locker, Deanna has kept an eye on the older Chaser. While he refuses to admit that he has a partying problem (as well as a maturity one), Deanna uses her role as Captain to keep him as in line as she can. Going beyond that, she finds he sometimes shows up on her doorstep late at night, inebriated and needing to be taken care of. Living on her own, she doesn’t tend to mind, but she’s growing increasingly worried for him. While no one on else on the team knows, the bloody idiot is making his problems more obvious every time he shows up to a practice hungover, or worse.
✖ FACECLAIM: Oona Chaplin