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: 141 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: Senior Student at Ryan Community School, Part-Time Librarian, Self-Employed
Hobbies: Bicycling, Experimenting with Martial Arts, Reading Manga, Meditation, Volleyball, Copying her Mother's Recipes
Likes: Chocolate Chip Pancakes, her Manga Collection, her Basement Dojo, Being Around Timmy Turner, the Library
Dislikes: 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 being hurt 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 once she overcame her evil older sister Vicky's wrath, and her life being perfect with nothing else standing in her way.
Unfortunately, her newfound hope was quickly snuffed. After the unintentional discovery of her Timmy memorabilia stashed away in Vicky's room, she suffered brutal punishment from 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 would 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 proved nothing more than distractions. Her love for Timmy and drive to learn made it impossible to deter her, despite Timmy brushing her off.
She had met with Veronica Star at the time, an affluent girl who also showed 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 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. She had her share of bullies to deal with, too—she wasn't regarded as normal in certain circles of the academy (not to mention the prevailing wisdom that geeks were not supposed to fight back) so she was regularly singled out. While Tootie was never the one to throw the first punch, this soon led to a small career in fisticuffs during recess, or any other time an academy official was not around.
The headmaster caught wind of this and swiftly intervened. To prevent her expulsion, he offered to make arrangements for Tootie to be trained by a real teacher, 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 that followed would be brutal, as the headmaster had found two very demanding Sensei—an 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. It took tremendous effort from her to get the respect of her Sensei, and many a time had she considered giving up. But her sensei-tachi were not entirely ruthless. They were intrigued about her obsession with Timmy, her battles with the bullies, and used them as motivators for her success.
On her trips back to Dimmsdale, she had slowly become more aware of the magical presence there. When she meditated in her dojo, her ki—or body energy—reacted with something she could not explain. Then she remembered the oddities that often happened. While most people in the town forgot those occurrences, she was able to recall many of them. She could pinpoint most of them to Timmy and the purple-, pink-and-green-colored objects that always accompanied him.
She had also noticed that Timmy’s living situation had changed. She had heard from Veronica that the boy had had a falling out with his parents after something happened to him. He was now living with his adopted family who looked suspiciously like those same multi-colored objects. Tootie suspected Vicky had harmed him, but other than his drastic change of mood, she could not find proof.
While she still took time to badger Timmy, her romantic interest began to dwindle. Seeing him seemed only to remind her of her younger, weaker self. Very reluctantly, she told Veronica that she could pursue the boy without competition from her. He still had Tootie's heart, but with her life immersed with other interests, she finally let go of her crush. But she held tight her promise to protect Timmy, knowing one day she may have to act upon it.
Although she had stopped taking ballet classes, 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 out a way to mesh Karate and ballet together. Through strong will and curiosity, she created a dynamic fighting style. The accomplishment endowed her with fresh confidence, and she thrived in her classes, becoming an 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 tried to fight back, but the more skilled aggressor pummeled her with blows until she was unable to stand. The night ended with her being carried off in a stretcher, falling into a coma soon after.
When she came to, she found herself in the hospital again, near completely covered with bandages, and in her parents' presence. They worried about her mental stability after the beatings of Vicky and the assailant. While the physical damage would heal, they feared that one day her desire to be stronger would become twisted, and that she might end up like her sister—or worse. Tootie took offense to this argument, though the dreams she had while in comatose haunted her with the same theory.
Vicky showed up, claiming to have caught and dealt with Tootie’s assailant, saying the attack was intended to spite the older sister. She then chided Tootie, saying she had no business trying to be a fighter, and that she should stay focused on other things. It led her to brood often, and she considered taking Vicky’s advice, her spirit all but deflated from letting her guard down. Her mother and Sensei saw things differently, and through pep talks and encouragement, the young brunette swore to apply herself more vigorously once she recovered.
Tootie tore into her training with a vengeance, and inevitably obtained her black belt the next year. Summer soon followed and she returned to Dimmsdale as usual. She looked forward to protecting Timmy, solving the mysteries about his involvement with magic, and getting even with her sister…