Damien O'Donovan

Name: Damien O'Donovan

Gender: Male

Age: 27

Fandom: The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006 Movie)

Journal: fuzzyruby

Typist: sAmmii

Quick Biography

In 1920, Damien is in his mid-twenties, and is the younger of two brothers from West Cork, Ireland. While very close to his brother Teddy as a child, he was an only child from the time his brother was sent to seminary at age 12. When he was old enough, Damien went to university and became a doctor. When we first meet him, he's planning to move to London to work at a prestigious teaching hospital. The war that grips Ireland in 1920, however, does not let Damien escape. After seeing a friend of his murdered for no reason by British soldiers, Damien joins the IRA, under the leadership of his brother Teddy. With their 'flying column', the O'Donovans do their part in forcing the British Empire into the treaty that will eventually partion Ireland. When the terms of the 1921 treaty become clear, and with Ireland on the verge of Civil War, Teddy and Damien are ripped apart, finding themselves on different sides of the political fence - Teddy donning the uniform of a Free Stater, while
Damien continues to struggle for the true socialist Irish Republic that he believes his friends fought and died for. After a raid in which
several people are killed, Damien is taken prisoner by the Free State Army - and Teddy. Teddy begs that he divulge the whereabouts of their
arms, and turn in their leaders, which Damien refuses to do. Damien appears the night before his execution.

Physical Abilities

Damien is a fully trained doctor - as fully trained as one could be in 1920. He also is familiar with a pistol and a rifle. He has been trained in the theories and practice of guerrilla warfare.

Superhuman Abilities


Unusual or Magical Possessions

Damien was unarmed when he was arrested. The only thing he shows up to the village with are 1) his clothes and 2) a St. Christopher's medallion


Damien is very slight, with dark brown hair and blue eyes. He's about five eight, very skinny, but with a personality and charisma that greatly transcend his size. PB is Cillian Murphy.


He's well learned and well educated, holding a medical degree. Gentle, and not wanting to become involved in the war that convulses Ireland, he struggles a great deal with some of the things he must do (such as killing a very young man he's known since he was a boy after he turned them in). Nonetheless, he's also a bit of an idealist (although he denies it), and holds his beliefs very close to his heart. When Damien decides he's going to do something, he throws his whole heart and soul into it. He holds very tight to those things he believes in, and believes in them enough that he's willing to (and does) die for them. He is a very caring person, easy to love - and this is part of the problem. His love for the people of Ireland, his love for his family and friends - these things are both his strength and his eventual undoing.


  • Family: Teddy O'Donovan (older brother)
  • Lovers: Sinéad Ní Shúilleabháin (girlfriend)
  • Score card (People they snogged without dating):
  • Friends:
  • Enemies:
  • Allies:
  • Affiliations (to a particular group, of origin, or not): 3rd West Cork Brigade Irish republican Army, Anti-Treaty IRA (post-Treaty)

RP Canon

(What's happened to them in previous RPs, and since they arrived here) Nothing yet. :) He's new.

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