|Full name||James Melvin Sikes|
| Mother- (about blank)
"For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.
Mell Sikes is a character in the Roleplay group, The New Camp Half Blood. His face character is Ash Stymest and his mun is Sam.
Until he was about ten years old, Mell lived in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His childhood was fairly plain, but he rarely minded that. His mother, Jamie, managed to pull a full-time job at a local steel plant five days a week, and on the weekends she had a part-time job as a waitress at Primanti Brother’s sandwich shop. When she wasn’t working, she was sleeping. Mary was a loving mother, but she didn’t show it well; she’d assumed that keeping a roof over their heads and food on the table was enough.
Mell didn’t mind the lack of attention. It was easier for him to get himself into trouble if there was no one watching closely enough to punish him for it. Not completely harmless dares and mischievous pranks on his classmates were plentiful. In childhood, Mell was trickster by nature and an instigator by heart, but he was easygoing and carefree -- rarely seen without a devious grin pulling up the corners of his mouth.
Unfortunately, good things can never last.
Mell was in fourth grade when he called out of class to the principle’s office. He was met by a gray-haired police officer with a kind, pitying smile who told him there had been an accident at the steel plant. His mother was dead. The next morning, Mell was on a plane to Brooklyn, New York to live with his Aunt Mary. Despite Mary van Vliet having been one of his last living relatives and Mell’s legal guardian according to his mother’s will, she wanted nothing to do with raising her nephew. After a few weeks of his Aunt bearing the dreadful hardship of caring for a child, Mell was given to an orphanage and began the process of jumping from foster home to foster home.
Some homes are better than others. More often than not, he leaves. Runs.
Mell had always been perceptive, a trait necessary for a life on the run, but not enough so to notice how drastically his personality changes until well after the fact. He becomes closed off, hesitant to share even the slightest detail. He becomes distrustful of people in general, weary to let anyone else take control of a situation and adamantly refusing any help offered to him. He doesn't shy away from a fight, but has a certain control over his emotions and can shove away his anger when it interferes with his survival.
Mell has short brown hair and blue eyes.
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- Mell was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania