Canon Faceclaim: Josh Dallas/Zachary Levi
Backstory (open to revision and reinterpretation):
Fandral is a top-ranking Einherjar swordsman from a long line of distinguished Aesir. His father, a well-respected Jarl, fell in the Great Jotun War that ended with the confiscation of the Casket of Ancient Winters when Fandral was hardly a boy, and his mother assumed the head position of his clan, a position she reminds her son he has a duty to fulfill. Despite her dogged insistence on his settling down, Fandral thinks the world of his mother and is always certain to bring her back something from his many missions abroad, often enduring the joke from friends that his mother is actually his greatest love.
Fandral joined the ranks of the Einherjar more for adventure than soldierly duties, finding the idea of leading an Aesir clan full of tedium and restrictions on his behaviour, particularly in his romantic interests and exploits. An irrepressible swashbuckler and romantic, Fandral often charges ahead of his team in search of excitement, no matter a mission’s gravity, and can at times get the team into highly disadvantageous positions.
He met Hogun and Volstagg within the ranks of the Einherjar, and the three of them formed an unbreakable bond of fellowship that endures to this day. He likewise befriended the two princes of Asgard in his duties, often serving as a comrade-in-arms or at times stationed as a guard for their protection (much to the protests of both royals). Though several years their senior, Fandral has no trouble including the two of them in whatever escapade he might come up with. Within the ranks of the Einherjar, Fandral also encountered the Lady Sif and Balder, and as a senior officer, helped them rise through the ranks among training and missions.
Fandral is expected at some point to settle down and marry a girl from another clan of good standing so that he may take on the rank of Jarl and provide an heir, but his dalliances with various women (and rumoured a few men) as well as his constant wanderlust and search for adventure have been a delay in his taking of the mantle. Despite this distracted nature, he possesses an excessively noble spirit and will always come to the aid of his brothers-in-arms and companions without thought to his personal safety or prosperity.
Adventurous, daring, fun-loving, witty, flirtatious, noble, dedicated to his friends and family, sometimes an instigator, rash, and promiscuous.
Mother: Irpa (suggested name), regent leader of the Arathi clan
Volstagg the Voluminous: The second member of the warriors three, Fandral enjoys Volstagg’s jovial personality and, though he will not admit it, at times his fatherly care of the group.
Hogun the Grim: The third member of the warriors three, and a common companion. Fandral tends to take no notice of his abrasive personality and thus remains friends with him no matter Hogun’s mutterings.
Thor Odinson: His prince and one of his closest friends. Thor is often as fun-loving and daring as Fandral, and the two tend to enjoy themselves immensely on missions (as well as stir up quite a lot of trouble).
Loki Odinson: Also his prince, though Fandral and Loki are not so close. He finds himself often suspicious of Loki but is welcoming enough of the younger Odinson. He appreciates a good practical joke, after all.
Sif the Unstoppable: One of his companions along with the other two of the warriors three, he initially had endeavoured to pursue a sexual relationship with her, but has found all advances are met by particularly sharp rejection.
Balder the Brave: Shield-brother of Sif and a constant companion. Fandral always manages to pick up his understated humour and is glad to have another solid fighter, albeit with a cooler head, on a mission.
He is not hard on the eyes either.
Odin All-Father: His King and sovereign, Fandral is steadfastly loyal to the his liege and performs all duties with enthusiasm and his signature flourish.
Frigga All-Mother: His Queen and second in his heart only beside his own mother, Fandral serves his liege lady with the utmost courtesy and honour.
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