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NAME: Susan Pevensie FANDOM: Chronicles of Narnia CANON POINT: A year past the end of The Last Battle PB: Katie McGrath SPECIES: Human HISTORY: wiki INVENTORY: Just a bit of money and the clothes and accessories she wore at the time
NAME: Susan Pevensie FANDOM The Chronicles of Narnia AGE 21 22 (though technically 36 or or 1216 or 1231. Narnia time is strange) SEX Female SEXUALITY Pansexual SPECIES Human CANON POINT One year after The Last Battle PB Katie McGrath
Agent Scully: Susan has no time for flights of fancy, fairytales, or – particularly – Narnia. In her mind, once it turned its back on her, she did the same, and eventually she convinced herself that it had never happened…or so it seemed publicly. Susan rules her life with logic and facts, and has long since given up on silly stories and childhood imaginings. She grew up far quicker than Peter, Edmund, and Lucy, and as such she firmly put her childhood behind her. There are times that she actually believes her own claims – except for that moment between dreaming and waking, when the world, for an instant, is completely different and anything is possible…but then she opens her eyes and Narnia again fades back into the darkness.
Tomboy & Girly Girl: The “girly girl” to Lucy’s tomboy, Susan became far more interested in clothing, boys, and cosmetics as she grew up, despite her concurrent school athletics. One of her main vices is her hair, and she has long since been a fan of finding different ways to style it. When she was young, she used to copy her mother’s styles, and even before Narnia, she would sneak into her parents’ room to try on her mother’s jewelry and use her perfume.
Sole Survivor: In 1949, on the first day of the new school term, Susan’s parents, brothers, sister, and all of her cousins were in a train accident. Her entire family died that day, leaving her as the only one left alive. She was responsible for identifying their bodies, and afterwards she had to track down all of their belongings and deal with them accordingly, and then execute her parents’ wills and estates, and deal with their dwindling fortune. This left her subdued and world-weary, and with an enormous sense of loss. A part of her died with them on that train, and changed her as well.
The High Queen: As the second eldest Pevensie sibling, she was the High Queen to balance her brother Peter as High King. In the 15 years she lived in Narnia, Susan came to be considered the most beautiful woman in the land, with features similar to the archetypal Snow White. With the wealth and power that came as being a Queen of Narnia, she did not often go to war as her siblings did, and instead was visited by men from afar who came to court her hand for marriage, which she turned down every time. She was beloved by her people, and commanded their respect and devotion. Her prowess when she did left little doubt that she could defend Narnia if necessary, no matter what. That same queenly bearing continued to live on in her even after she left her kingdom.
Archer Archetype: When the Pevensie children were given several gifts by Father Christmas, three were given a blade; Susan was given a bow and a quiver of arrows. Before that time, she had never used a bow, and as such the magical nature of the weapons guided her hand – but through the years that followed, training and natural skill took over and she became a gifted archer. The skills she learned in Narnia were honed even after leaving, and she still occasionally shoots a bow, just to prove to herself that she still can.
Known to Narnia as Queen Susan the Gentle and Queen Susan of the Horn, Susan Pevensie was always a pacifist. She hated to fight, let alone take a life, and despite being gifted with bow and arrow, she preferred to stay out of large engagements, unlike her siblings. This doesn’t mean that Susan is weak, of course. If anything, she is the most self-reliant person in her family. She’s never been afraid to go after what she wants, and she has a tendency to put aside the past and force herself to look towards the future instead. Too often, she would listen to her fear rather than trust in herself, and it often held her back in ways she’d never anticipated.
Despite Susan’s inherently logical nature – the better to balance her siblings’ impulsiveness – she has always wished she could be just a little more like them. She wanted to believe in Narnia, and she wanted to be able to stay there forever, but a part of Susan always knew that all good things must come to an end, and when it did, well, she allowed it to happen. Dwelling on the past, on the fact that she would never be permitted to be a part of such wonder again, hurt too much, and she deliberately turned away from all of it. Ultimately, this is what protected her when she faced the end of her world: the death of her family.
As Susan grew up, she was believed to be vain and almost cold, but she really wasn’t. Her beauty was a gift to be sure, and one she learned how to use well for socializing (thanks to spending 15 years in a land where she was considered the most beautiful woman and was courted by princes and kings from afar), but it never caused her to be arrogant or cruel. Pettiness did occur from time to time, though not with her siblings. It was usually a result of other girls who attempted to hurt her, causing her to lash out in reply. She is very intelligent and quick-witted, but out of habit she began to downplay her smarts in favor of letting others take on the role of the problem solver, when she could.
All that changed the day she received the telegram requesting her to come and identify the bodies of her family after a train accident. When she realized she was utterly alone in the world, Susan drew on the strength of their memory to force herself to make decisions and figure out what to do with everything – because she had no other choice. She has a strong sense of duty and loyalty, and will follow that sense despite the pain it brings her. Their deaths awoke the wisdom she’d had as a child, and helped her do what had to be done.
While Susan rarely went to war and doesn’t like to kill, she is fierce in battle and will do what it takes to protect her loved ones. She is gifted with a bow and arrow, and even after returning from Narnia, the skill stayed with her, and she went on to excel in archery and other sports at school. She is a champion swimmer, winning several prizes for it, and is also a gifted rider and boater. Susan is stronger than she looks, generally coming off as more of a girly-girl, but is secretly rather outdoorsy and isn’t afraid to get dirty if the occasion calls for it. She is also a skilled diplomat, and well-versed in literature. She speaks four languages: English, French, Italian, and Latin.