Dr. Moira Rousseau

Age: Late 20s (Birthday Feb. 22)
Species: Duck
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: SHUSH Forensic Psychologist, Therapist
About

Her career:

Dr. Moira Rousseau is SHUSH Central's first in-house psychologist, and the head of the mental health department (which currently only consists of her and Dr. Drake Mallard).

Her job's primary tasks are to:

  • provide forensic mental health evaluations on criminals and villains about to go on trial
  • assist with criminal profiling for active cases
  • conduct mental health "check-ups" on SHUSH employees every six months
  • provide short-term clinical therapy to some SHUSH employees (with Dr. Mallard handling the majority of the more complex and long-term patients)

Her personality:

Moira is always kind and sincere, and somewhat soft-spoken.  She does not like to be the center of attention, and gets embarrassed or nervous easily.  She is somewhat naive and likes to believe everyone has good in them, and that any criminal or villain can be redeemed.  (Negaduck included.)  Because of her overly trusting nature and eagerness to help those in need, Moira is very vulnerable and easily misled.  She becomes deeply hurt if that trust is broken, but she does not hold grudges. She forgives easier than most, and strongly believes in second (and even third) chances.

Having spent most of her time from a young age absorbed in her studies, what Moira knows about socializing was learned through study rather than practice.  Due to this, she is timid and socially awkward while interacting with people outside of work.  While she is most comfortable interacting with patients and coworkers, talking with new people becomes easier when the subject of conversation is related to her job's field in some way.

Moira has never dated, much less been intimate with anyone; conversations regarding anything concerning her dating/love life (or lack thereof) will cause her to blush and clam up out of nerves and embarrassment, regardless of how innocent or well-meaning they may be.  "Adult" topics, in general, result in the same reaction.

Now that she's settled in St. Canard with a job and her life is seemingly in order, she would like to make friends.  Unfortunately, she has no idea how to go about it.  Her colleague Dr. Drake Mallard (Posiduck) is currently the only person she's gotten the courage to interact with outside of work.

A note on dormant powers:

Moira was born into a family of Supernaturals, but was assumed to be a Normal after failing to develop powers of her own, or the ability to use magic.  As such, she was raised and grew up to lead the life of an unassuming Normal.

She does in fact, however, possess dormant powers that no one -- herself included -- is aware of yet.

I have not yet decided when or how these powers will finally present themselves or why they never developed in the first place.  But they are clairvoyant in nature, and cannot be summoned at will.  They will usually present in the form of spontaneous visions that come at random times, often in her sleep.  These visions will vary in clarity, and could potentially help solve a case or save someone in danger.  However, a less detailed vision could also do more harm than good if it is misinterpreted.

Other manifestations of this type of ability may be added.  (If so, they will be of a similar nature, and also unable to be called on at will.)  She may also end up with a side effect that causes some sort of disturbance around her when she's extremely distressed or angry... but that is an extremely rare occurrence with Moira.  She will not have telepathic or telekinetic powers, the ability to see anyone's future outright, nor the ability to use traditional magic (spells, curses, etc.).

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    • Dr. Moira Rousseau
      Dr. Moira Rousseau

      @Negaduck

      “You... you run a kitchen?”

      Amazingly, that question was not oozing with skepticism and disdain as it would have been with just about anyone else.

      “Oh, that’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you! I had no idea you could run a business!”

      A legal one, anyway.

      “Of course, I’d love to come by! Tuesday is perfect. Is seven o’clock okay?”

      • Dr. Moira Rousseau
        Dr. Moira Rousseau

        @Duckpool

        Moira looked horrified. “Oh no, that’s... that’s terrible. Of course, I’ll be happy to help. I’m afraid I’m busy this afternoon, but I could pen her in for an appointment tomorrow afternoon, if you’d like? And if she won’t come with you, is there another adult you both trust who can accompany her?”

        That would give her time to run this man’s name through the database, and ask around to see if other agents knew anything about him, or what had happened to his daughter. While she wanted to trust him, she’d never heard of him until now. And though she doubted he was lying, it didn’t hurt to be safe.

        • Duckpool
          Duckpool

          "Uh, right, um. First off, my names Du-...Wade Wilson. I'm sorta a case by case worker for SHUSH. Anyway a few weeks ago my daughter Ellie got kidnapped and I'm worried she might have been traumitized...to make matters worse the guy who kidnapped her looked a lot like me and she won't let me anywhere near her."

          • Negaduck
            Negaduck

            No way.

            "Would you?" Wow, unbelievable. "Here, I'll let you in on a little secret-"

            Passing over a card with an address, not on the bad side of town, but the gentrified newer cityside.

            "I've got a commercial kitchen. If I can get this thing off the ground, who knows what could happen! Come past say Tuesday evening, and I'll give you a trial, on the house?"

            A little courtroom humour for her there.

            • Dr. Moira Rousseau
              Dr. Moira Rousseau

              @Negaduck

              Hearing the villain’s ‘plight’ tugged at her tender heart. Well, of course he’d never change if he had no one there to support and believe in him!

              Dear, sweet Moira. Gullible, naive, oh-so-easily manipulated Moira.

              “W-well... I’m no chef, but... I do enjoy cooking as a bit of a hobby...” She smiled, hopeful that she may have connected to the convict in some meaningful way. “Maybe you could teach me how to make one of your favorite dishes sometime?”

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              • Dr. Moira Rousseau
                Dr. Moira Rousseau posted on Dr. Moira Rousseau's message board
                @Negaduck “You... you run a kitchen?” Amazingly, that question was not oozing with skepticism and disdain as it would have been with just about anyone else. “Oh, that’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you! I had no idea you could run a...
                • Dr. Moira Rousseau
                  Dr. Moira Rousseau posted on Dr. Moira Rousseau's message board
                  @Duckpool Moira looked horrified. “Oh no, that’s... that’s terrible. Of course, I’ll be happy to help. I’m afraid I’m busy this afternoon, but I could pen her in for an appointment tomorrow afternoon, if you’d like? And if she won’t come...
                  • Dr. Moira Rousseau
                    Dr. Moira Rousseau commented on the blog Psychiatrist Un-Help: Part Two
                    Ah-ha!  He sat!  Hooray for small victories! Despite her inner satisfaction, Moira kept her smile professionally pleasant as James filled out the forms.  She might have countered that it would be impossible for them to...
                    • Dr. Moira Rousseau
                      Dr. Moira Rousseau commented on the blog Psychiatrist Un-Help: Part Two
                      Moira regarded him silently for a moment before smiling warmly again.  ”Thank you for your honest responses, Agent Wolfe.” Including the non-verbal ones you didn’t intend to give. ”I believe we can continue on to the...
                      • Dr. Moira Rousseau
                        Dr. Moira Rousseau posted on Dr. Moira Rousseau's message board
                        @Negaduck Hearing the villain’s ‘plight’ tugged at her tender heart. Well, of course he’d never change if he had no one there to support and believe in him! Dear, sweet Moira. Gullible, naive, oh-so-easily manipulated Moira. “W-well......
                        • Dr. Moira Rousseau
                          Dr. Moira Rousseau posted on Dr. Moira Rousseau's message board
                          @Duckpool When he entered, Moira looked slightly surprised at the sight of the costumed duck. She was not familiar with this... hero? “It’s not my specialty,” she answered carefully. “But yes, I have worked with children in the past.” As...
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                            Dr. Moira Rousseau commented on the blog Trick or Swipe
                            Moira’s initial reaction when she saw Bushroot suddenly reaching out for her was fear that maybe she had been wrong and he was going to hurt her.  She let out a quiet, startled sound when Bushroot gently turned her around began to usher...
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                              Dr. Moira Rousseau commented on the blog Psychiatrist Un-Help: Part Two
                              Moira did not press James to sit.  If he felt more comfortable standing, well, then he was more than welcome to do so. It was clear from the psychiatrist’s mildly surprised expression that his reply wasn’t what she’d...

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