Charlotte Layla "Tootie" Sinclair
Birth Date: May 14 (Age 17 in 2008)
Current Residence: Dimmsdale, California, USA
Hair: Black (dyed dark purple)
Blood Type: O+
Shoe Size: US 8
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 143 lbs.
Body Fat: 15%
Skills & Abilities: Black Belt First Dan in Various Forms of Karate, Extensive Expertise in Ballet Technique, Above Average Intelligence (138 IQ) Peak Physical Condition, Remarkable Stamina, Outstanding Detective Skills, Heightened Awareness of Magic
Occupation: Student at Ryan Academy
Hobbies: Bicycling, Experimenting with Her Fighting Style, Reading Manga, Meditation, Volleyball, Copying Her Mother's Recipes
Likes: Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Her Manga Collection, Her Basement Dojo, Her Eyeglasses, Entrepreneurism
Dislikes: the Desert, Working for Others, Contact Lenses, Disrespect of Her Physique, Blood, Sugar Substitutes, Cold Weather
At the age of ten, her crush Timmy Turner saved her from an attack by Francis, the neighborhood bully. In a gesture of gratitude, Tootie made a not-so-silent vow to return the favor. She dreamed that Timmy would only have eyes for her after she overcame her evil older sister Vicky's wrath, then her life being perfect with nothing else standing in her way.
Unfortunately, her newfound hope was quickly snuffed. After unintentionally finding her Timmy memorabilia stashed away in Vicky's room, she was brutally punished by the elder sibling. That same night in intensive care, she made the choice to stand up for herself.
Between her pursuits of Timmy and her ballet classes, she researched many martial arts. Eventually she would settle on the art of Karate. She'd spend hours in the library or on the Internet gathering information on its origins and methodology. As her knowledge increased, so did her assurance that one day, she would defeat her sister and win Timmy's love.
Her parents were so impressed by her fascination that they let her create a dojo in their basement. Vicky, however, was less than pleased about this, and thus antagonized Tootie as often as possible. Regardless, Tootie performed her training in secrecy, and her sister's constant threats and physical intimidation ultimately proved to be nothing more than distractions. Her love for Timmy and drive to learn made it nearly impossible to deter her, despite Timmy's penchant to brush her off.
She had met with Veronica Star at the time, an affluent girl who also shared a devout interest in Timmy. Their friendship transcended their rivalry for the boy, and they became close friends. A couple of years later, however, Tootie's obsession for Timmy had gotten too much for her parents, and Vicky had had enough of her younger sister's belligerence. They agreed upon placing Tootie in an all-girls boarding school far north of Dimmsdale, news of which Tootie was less than thrilled about.
Despite her misgivings, she made friends with peers who had quirky personalities like her own. Tootie quickly found herself at home with the ability to train and explain her Timmy obsession. She had her share of bullies to deal with, tooshe wasn't regarded as normal in certain circles of the academy (not to mention the prevailing wisdom that geeks weren't supposed to fight back) so she was regularly singled out. While Tootie was never the one to throw the first punch, this quickly led to a small career in fisticuffs during recess, or any other time an academy official wasn't to be found.
The headmaster caught wind of this and swiftly intervened. To prevent her expulsion, he offered to make arrangements for Tootie to travel to Karate schools across the country for formal instruction, in exchange for keeping her hands to herself for a whole month. With support from her peers and some academy staff members that were fond of her, she was able to pull the task off well. However, the training she would endure would be brutal, as the headmaster had found two of the most demanding Sensei that could be foundan ex-Marine and an exiled Yakuza sister.
The majority of her days would be spent going to classes, studying, and then honing her Karate skills under the harshest conditions. It would take tremendous efforts to get the respect of her Sensei, and many a time had she considered giving up. The training would bring the three closer as they understood more about what martial arts meant to Tootie. They saw the hidden potential within her, and were determined to see her reach it however possible. After performing an exhibition of her refined knowledge, she soon became a popular figure, even earning admiration from the bullies that once chastised her.
Tootie would occasionally use time from her trips home to badger Timmy, but martial arts soon took priority in her life. She had even written to Veronica, telling her that she could pursue Timmy without competition from her. He still had Tootie's heart, but her life had been immersed with strengthening her body and mind. With Timmy's support group keeping her at bay, she forsook her promise to protect him, thinking that she'd never have the opportunity to act upon it.
Although she wasn't taking ballet classes anymore, her Sensei challenged her to blend what she had learned under them with what she knew about the dancing art. After a refresher course with her old ballet instructor, she worked tirelessly to mesh Karate and ballet together. Through strong will and overwhelming curiosity, it led her to create a dynamic fighting style that impressed her classmates and Sensei alike. With fresh confidence, she thrived in her classes, and became a driving influence among her peers.
When she turned sixteen, she had completed her training for a brown belt. The academy headmaster rewarded her with an evening out on the town. Sadly, that night would also be the most traumatic for her. Blinded with mace by a masked thug in a loud club, she was pummeled mercilessly until the aggressor deemed her unable to stand. The night ended with her being carried off in a stretcher.
After an eleven-day coma, Tootie found herself near completely with bandages, and in her parents' presence. Vicky had "caught" the suspectmauling him into a bloody pulpclaiming that that the assailant had attacked Tootie to spite Vicky. She brooded over quitting martial arts, her spirit all but deflated from letting her guard down. Her mother and Sensei would have none of it, though, and through pep talks and encouragement, the young brunette swore to apply herself twice as hard after recovery.
Six weeks later, with her resolve more firm than ever, she tore into her training with a vengeance, reaching new heights in power and skill. When the time came to earn her black belt the following year, she displayed the traits of a young master, greatly impressing her Sensei. Summer soon followed and she returned Dimmsdale as usual. Little she knew of the trials that awaited her there this time around...