JAMES RAMSEY | 24 | HUMAN/HUNTER | CHARLIE HUNNAM | OPEN
It’s about time someone dropped a house on you.
James Ramsey was born to kill witches. There’s no other way abound it. Both his parents were witch hunters and their parents before them. In fact, legend has it that his family was crucial in running the witches out of Salem, Massachusetts in the first place. Both his parents were witch hunters and from a very young age, they instilled a hatred of the supernatural and a military-like discipline in their son. The family never stayed in one place long, instead hopping from town to town seeking out witches and leaving destruction in their path. Unlike the hunters who made an effort to set up house and assimilate themselves into the community in order to keep their true nature hidden, the Ramsey family stayed only long enough to get the job done before moving on in search of their next targets. It didn’t matter to them how powerful the witches were, even the slightest hint of magic was worth wiping out. They didn’t care if they were exposed because by the time anyone connected the dots, they’d be long gone.
Six years ago, when James was 18, his parents were killed while attempting to get rid of an entire circle of witches. They’d been foolish enough to think that they had the situation under control when all evidence pointed in the opposite direction. James himself wasn’t with them at the time, having already moved on to the next town. Despite the fact that it was his parents’ cockiness that got them killed, James’ hatred of witches is now fueled not only by childhood teachings but by the desire for revenge, too. And while he hasn’t been able to find the exact witches that killed his parents, he doesn’t really care. One witch is as good as another and he plans to wipe them all out, anyhow. Unlike many witch hunters, since his parents deaths James makes no effort to work with other hunters, preferring to do things his way and never having to explain himself to anyone else. Where many people would look for answers if they were in his shoes, James has no use for answers. Nothing will bring his parents back, but at least this way he can make anyone like the witches who killed them pay.
THE PRESENT/SUPERNATURAL EXPOSURE:
Mystic Harbor Hills had always been on the Ramsey family’s radar, though before now none had ever made it there. While generally fearless, there was something about the town that made them avoid it. It wasn’t the stories of the fire that killed almost an entire circle nor was it the fact that if the stories of their family was true, the witches in town would have a grudge that lasted hundreds of years. It was something more unsettling than that, though they couldn’t identify what it was. Now, with his parents dead, James has decided to stop avoiding the town and start doing what should have been done there years ago. His desire to purge the town of witchcraft is even more intense now that he’s realized that John Blackwell’s spawn have taken up residence. Where most witches inspire little reaction other than hatred in him, they make him uneasy as he knows that they must be up to something more than it seems. He just doesn’t know what and doesn’t particularly care.
This time, James is forced to be more careful than he ever has in the past. He knows the exposure of the supernatural is no hoax, though he can’t figure out why the witches weren’t exposed as well. It’s clear that in the town loyalty is at a premium and he knows that if he moves too quickly or starts with the wrong target, he could have all the supernatural in town coming for his head. But unlike most of the hunters in town, James has an advantage. Where they’re essentially blind until one of their targets slips up, James knows exactly who his targets are. In fact, he has a nice little list of all the witches in town, including the ones that don’t want to admit it. There is a slight issue with his plan to lay low, though. During his travels, James’ path brought him into brief contact with both Jake Armstrong and Benjamin Ackerley. Annoyed with both of their inaction and chalking it up to yet another reason you should never trust a witch, James is hoping that he can convince the two of them that he intends to abide by the uneasy truce between the witches and the hunters that has been in place since the circle unbound.
Family: Linda and Richard Ramsey (Deceased)
Friends: Marcel Doucette, Niall Quinlan, Meredith Fell