at age three feliks immigrates to america from busan, south korea secretly. there are powerful people that want his father dead. no one tells this to him; so he has no memory of it. he is taken in by his aunt and uncle who have cut their ties with the family but do not want him hurt — he’s just a baby
, his aunt cries. they are a steady middle class family, having a daughter that was a year younger than him. he would be safe if no one knew he was still alive. he takes their name and becomes their son. no one is the wiser.
though as the years pass it became so increasingly obvious that they are not his parents — he takes after his mother, a gorgeous european model that gave him away as a baby because she was much too young for a child fathered by a man that was two decades her senior.
when questioned his aunt and uncle simply make nervous excuses. he does take after his elusive father in one way only: he’s incredibly intelligent. he is called gifted by his teachers and smarty-pants
by his envious peers. while they learn their alphabet feliks is already counting to one-hundred and learning how to write in cursive.
this habit continues well into his teenage years; though instead of being teased, he gets ostracized and bullied. his classmates break his glasses so much that his uncle is forced to buy him contacts, but that seems to anger them even more.
feliks does not seem to mind. instead of exacting revenge, he takes the hazing and causalities with a grain of salt. he doesn’t fight back, nor does he cry. eventually, his bullies grow so bored of him not reacting they just leave him alone. in ridgeview high, it is the same. he could qualify as a loner by how socially inept he is, but his intelligence in the classrooms mark him as a true nerd. a usual sight after school with book club and the expressionless president of the chess club, feliks is actually quite intimidating, but really, he wouldn’t hurt a fly. regardless, he is still unaware of the riches he may one day hold. his “parents” to this day are much too scared to tell him.
for most of his freshman and sophomore year he was a loner, but now he’s an obvious nerd . though he still tips the scale at times and is on the edge of the loner clique . asks a lot of rhetorical questions . extremely polite, extremely passive-aggressive . makes plans two weeks in advance and always follows through on them . anal about keeping the chess club room orderly . has a surprisingly deep voice . only wears his glasses at home and/or after school ( during club hours ) . has at least three books in his backpack at any given time . comic nerd . gemini . intp . very tall ( 6’04” ) . has a younger sister than is really his cousin; adores her . doesn’t understand puns . refers to everyone by their surname .