Dr. Moira Rousseau

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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    • Negaduck
      Negaduck

      Discomfort noted. Not that it did anything to dissuade him.

      "Why, what an insightful suggestion." As if anything could curb those cravings. "As it happens, I am quite a 'wizz' in the kitchen."

      And elsewhere, but that line of thought probably wasn't one she would encourage.

      "But I never have anyone to share it with!"

      Was he turning to hide the wiping of a tear? A real tear? Oh what a lonely life was that of a supervillain!

      • Duckpool
        Duckpool

        Duckpool knocked on Dr Moira's door.

        "I understand your a physchologist? Do you work with kids by chance?"

        • Dr. Moira Rousseau
          Dr. Moira Rousseau

          @VonDrake

          “Dr. Von Drake!”

          Moira excitedly ran up to hug the old drake before opting for a more professional handshake at the last second, afraid he might find a hug awkward.

          She chuckled as he spoke about the last time they’d seen each other; she had missed that endearing, absent-minded cheerfulness.

          “Oh, thank you,” Moira replied, glancing away timidly at his praise. “I still have a lot to learn... but it’s going so much better than I’d expected! I’m really happy here. Everyone is so nice.”

          Well, mostly.

          She brightened further at the mention of tea, despite her anxiety starting to creep up at the idea of an unfamiliar face being there. “Tea sounds wonderful, of course I’ll join you! But, um...” She looked a little sheepish for asking. “M-may I ask... who will be joining us?”

          That social anxiety had always been the greatest hurdle she’d needed to overcome, and would not be unfamiliar to Ludwig.

          • Dr. Moira Rousseau
            Dr. Moira Rousseau

            @Negaduck:

            “Fun? I-I’m afraid I don’t— ah!“

            Startled by the hand on her jacket, Moira took a step back, clutching her purse closer as she gaped at him, flustered. She felt her face heat up. Did he just....?

            In a controlled environment with him restrained, she‘d have had the confidence to rebuke him. But running into him like this was a bit more... terrifying. Still, she was determined to use this opportunity to find some good in this drake.

            “Uh, w-well... I find curling up with a good book very relaxing. Or baking...”

            She gave him a smile, though her eyes betrayed her nervousness. “Do you... cook, Mr. Negaduck? Perhaps taking up a new hobby might help curb your craving for more, uh, violent activities.”

            • Ludwig Von Drake
              Ludwig Von Drake

              "Miss Rousseau! Or should I say... Dr Rousseau? I've been meaning to call but I never found my cell phone! And then it was in my hand the entire time! Hehheh. Look at you! It feels like last time you were this small and quiet-" vague hand gesture showing incorrect estimated height "-but now here you are, working as psychiatrist of SHUSH! I'm so proud of you! But I already knew you had it in you! Would you like to have tea with me this afternoon? There's someone I'd love to introduce you to!"

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                Dr. Moira Rousseau commented on the blog Friends of a Feather
                In any other situation, Moira would have politely declined Jacob’s offer; she did not want to be a burden.  But she felt walking home alone in her current emotional state would not be wise, and Elliot already had his...
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                    Dr. Moira Rousseau commented on the blog Friends of a Feather
                    Jacob would be met with no resistance when taking Moira’s gun; if anything, she seemed happy to be rid of the thing. “Th... thank you, Agent Mallard.”  Though somewhat comforted by Jacob’s assurance, the psychiatrist...
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                      Dr. Moira Rousseau posted on Dr. Moira Rousseau's message board
                      @VonDrake “Dr. Von Drake!” Moira excitedly ran up to hug the old drake before opting for a more professional handshake at the last second, afraid he might find a hug awkward. She chuckled as he spoke about the last time they’d seen each...
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                        Dr. Moira Rousseau posted on Dr. Moira Rousseau's message board
                        @Negaduck: “Fun? I-I’m afraid I don’t— ah!“ Startled by the hand on her jacket, Moira took a step back, clutching her purse closer as she gaped at him, flustered. She felt her face heat up. Did he just....? In a controlled environment...
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                          Dr. Moira Rousseau commented on the blog Trick or Swipe
                          That... was most certainly not the voice of a child. “Oh, I’m fine... that’s what Halloween is for, right?  Spooks and scares?” She chuckled a little.  “Here... let me help you clean this up.” As she...
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                            Dr. Moira Rousseau commented on the blog Psychiatrist Un-Help: Part Two
                            Did... did he just compare her... to FOWL?? Moira didn’t know whether to feel sympathetic, offended, hurt or amused that this agent had just ranked her on the same level of a nefarious criminal organisation, and clearly believed she was going...
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                              Moira listened intently, keeping her face neutral despite the gruesome picture Negaduck had just put in the poor girl’s head. She knew to expect such things from him, and had fully prepared herself to hide any discomfort. “Throwing animals into a...

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