Very interesting, I love the setting already!
I thought up this!
A Young man in his teens
Second son of a Noble with considerable lands,
He was spoiled rotten by his mother as his farther was inattentive and focus on the first born son, as he was to be his heir.
As he came of age he started to show signs of serious mental illness.
He didn't seem to wish to grow up, and secretly kept his stuffed bunny
named Gibby all though his childhood, and on into his teens, where children slowly grows
detached to their childhood things the reverse seemed to be the case
with William, as his illness started to set in, he started to believe
Gibby was not a ordinary bunny but in fact a being of immense power
sent here to guide and help him, only he could never tell anyone.
When ever he was done with his lessons, he would spent every minute with
Gibby with upset his Farther immensely. For as he became increasingly
anti social and childlike, he had no interest in basic studies and
could hardly read or write by the age of 13. His mother was always
taking his side, arguing to her husband it was his own fault for
neglecting him and being rapped up in other affairs.
By the age of 14 when William insisted on bringing Gibby to the table
with him to eat one evening, it was enough for his farther, he took the
stuffed animal and threw it into the fireplace, in front of Williams
eyes, his entire world collapsed and he became catatonic to a severe
degree... A month after, with his second son bed ridden and hardly
taking in any form of nutrition, only crying uncontrollably when he wasn't having fits of Catatonia.
The farther decided that in order to save the face of the family, he
would have him taken to one of the many lakes, on the lands, and
drowned, under the cover of a tragic accident, His mother was devastated, and could not let her favourite son die, so in the middle of
the night she went to Williams chamber, the gardener and one of the lads
from the stables by her side, they bound and gagged William, and in the
cover of darkness carried him to a carriage that had been arrange in
advance, The mother paid the two men handsomely, for their help as she
knew they had taken a grave risk in going behind the lords back.
Disillusioned and broken hearted, and with her son bound and gagged, the mother drove the carriage to London, knowing she had forsaken her life, and that her names perhaps was numbered, it mattered little to her now, all she wanted was to give William a chance, she knew a priest from her youth in London that might take him in, it was a slim hope.
wow I just can't stop can I, I'll stop telling the story for you and just tell what I think should happen next to define the character.
They come to London, London is swallowed, portals start erupting, whatever you want to happen, William starts to hear a familiar voice inside his head that makes him stop shaking and crying instantly.
Gibby starts talking to him again, (at this point he is no longer bound and gagged, the mom is no longer importent to get rid of her how ever you choose)
And in the streets of London he comes upon a peculiar little creature (again if you want more idea as to what it looks like I got plenty but I don't want to take all the fun out of it for you
The creature is from the rift and talks in the same voice as Gibby, it is extremely intelligent and has vast magic abilties, it's reasons for using William is unknow at the starting of the story perhaps it has a plan of it's own... and whether it was talking to him all along or just found it useful is also a mystery.
Well here you have it demented young man with a very powerful ally whom to which he is completely dependent.
If you want to use him as a villain or hero is completely up to you, though I would prefer if he were at times, both, acting on what seems to be nonsense but later proving to have a extremely well laid plan.
I can easily give you ideas to his appearance and clothing, and many other details but I would rather let the ball be in your court, before I start writing more details.
Who he is modelled after... hmm there are defiantly parts of myself in him, but that is more in the hearing voices part!