Mattie Ross

Name: Mattie Ross

Gender: Female

Age: 14

Fandom: True Grit

Journal: gritted

Typist: Louisa

Quick Biography

Mattie is a 14 year old girl whose father was killed by a rogue named Tom Chaney. She is determined to avenge his death, and thus enlists the help of a U.S. Marshal named Rooster Cogburn, who is notorious for having "true grit". Unfortunately, Rooster doesn't necessarily want Mattie to come along in the hunt. However, eventually Rooster grows to respect Mattie, and understands her need for vengeance. Along with the help of a Texas Ranger, Mattie and Cogburn eventually hunt down Chaney, but not before Mattie is captured by him. She is saved in the nick of time by the ranger, and then has the honor of killing her father's murderer.

Physical Abilities

Mattie can shoot a pistol with some degree of accuracy, although she needs practice. She can also handle a rifle if need be.

Superhuman Abilities


Unusual or Magical Possessions

She has a pistol in a sack tucked into her coat pocket.


Tall for her age, with brown hair and brown eyes. Commonly wears her hair in two long braids.


Mattie is very intelligent—clever more than book-smart, however. She knows her way in the world, and has a confidence that seems odd considering her age. Mattie cares deeply for those she loves, and has a strong sense of justice, along with a firm stance on what is right or wrong. She also has a fondness for animals, particularly horses. Mattie enjoys doing things, as opposed to merely thinking about them. She's a hands-on kind of person, and likes feeling useful and wanted.


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RP Canon

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