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Character Name: Seeley Booth
He is 6’1. He’s a brunette with short hair. He can almost always be seen in suits unless he is sporting a fitted t-shirt and his brown leather jacket. On the surface, he looks very straight-laced but he also wears crazy socks and a cocky belt buckle. He does not have blue milk eyes and he doesn't resemble Jolee Bindo.
On the surface, Seeley Booth is a hard-edged, set in his ways, ex jock. As Brennan describes him numerous times, he is an alpha male. But, this is only one facet to his incredibly deep personality. And even this facet goes deeper.
Unlike Brennan, Booth is deeply religious. While he is open minded and respects all other religions, the Catholic faith gives him something to believe in, even when something doesn’t make sense to him. Without a doubt, he believes in God. He respects and looks up to the clergy. A part of Booth believes in heaven and hell despite there not being any evidence to support his idea that they even exist. If he needs to, he will pray for something. He was an altar boy as a child and even as an adult, the Catholic faith has a huge influence on him. He dislikes when Brennan challenges him on his religion but by now, they have a mutual respect and adoration for why they do what they do.
One of the most important aspects of Booth’s life is being a good father to Parker. He sees himself as the manly influence, as a role model and the person that can teach Parker right from wrong. In several cases, he has gone to Brennan or the other squints for help with Parker in situations, such as the time where Parker shopped for a girlfriend for his father. He sometimes worries about if he’s doing the right thing but always, always he tries to be the best dad he can be and he doesn’t love anybody as much as Parker. This also means that’s he’s a bit of an overprotective father. Being an FBI agent does that to a guy. Parker is why he wakes up in the morning. He eagerly awaits when his son will be a grown man but, not completely eagerly because that will mean Booth is old and Booth will never be old. And he will always be attractive.
Yes, Booth knows how attractive he is. And sometimes, on or off a case, he uses that attractiveness with the ladies. He is a master at flirtation and at charming the opposite sex. He’s easy on the eyes and he utilizes it.
When it comes to sex, Booth is old fashioned and doesn’t discuss it. His sex life is his private life and it is nobody else’s business. As such, his penis size, his current sexual partner, how virile he is (a the end of the day he has a high sex drive) and other topics revolving around personal intimacy aren’t anybody else’s concern. He dislikes when Brennan prods him about it but secretly he admires her openness and bluntness about the subject. Over time his and Brennan’s relationship has mellowed so that they can discuss sex at times but outside of Brennan, the topic is completely off the table.
Sex is also very important to him, in that he won’t just quote, “give it away” to anyone. He’s gone long periods of time without sex because he hasn’t found the right woman to have it with. And while, he won’t have sex for sex’s sake he still knows the value of a good sexual relationship.
Another very important aspect of Booth’s personality is his desire to serve his country. He does this with honor and tenacity. To Booth, it’s not about the money, it’s about fighting for a country that is his and everybody else’s. He fights for his own family, for his friends, for everyone. Booth in a way is a hero. Dr. Brennan describes him as a paladin and in a lot of ways, that fits Booth to a T. He is strong, brave, courageous (sometimes to a fault), tough, selfless at times, and chivalrous.
Unlike Dr. Brennan, Booth tentatively believes in psychology and Dr. Sweets’ tactics but over time had to come to terms with it. At first, he was very at odds with psychology because of his and Brennan’s pseudo-couples therapy but over time, Sweets has proved helpful on numerous occasions and he has no problem bringing in the PHD having psychologist in on cases. In his heart however, he is at odds with himself over psychology because of how telling it can be and at first he was definitely against the Doctor’s initial conclusions.
Booth believes in the gut instinct and continuously bothers Brennan for assuming or for forming conjecture about cases. Because of this, in interrogations and simple interviews, Booth feels he can know whether a person is lying or not or if an alibi will hold through. He has also started listening to Sweets in that regard but he never stops denying himself his own thought process and conclusions he can jump to.
In Booth’s own way, he rebels against the system by wearing crazy socks and an irreverent belt buckle with the word “cocky” on it.
Booth had a gambling addiction that he struggled with and overcame. He also had an alcoholic and abusive father as well as a little brother. Jared Booth is another person in his life he cares most about. To him, he attempts to be the best big brother he can be. He’s overprotective in his case as well and continuously worries about him. When his brother brings back a girl he wants to marry Booth immediately assumes the worst about her. But, deep down, he trusts his brother and knows he’s capable of making his own decisions. His grandfather is also the biggest influence on him. He states in “Mayhem on the Cross” that if it weren’t for him, he would have killed himself as a child. Booth’s childhood was terrible and he overcame that.
Booth doesn’t discuss it, but the brain tumor he had removed is a huge deal to him. Because of that, he no longer fears clowns. They make him laugh. He had to relearn basic things he was great at including being able to fix household appliances and objects.
In a lot of ways, Booth fills the “typical man” quota. He enjoys beer and sports. He stays active and he is very stubborn. After his brain surgery, he declines Temperance’s help with hiring a plumber and sets out to do it himself. He is a Mr. Fix-It man’s man.
At first, Booth mocks and puts down the squints, reverting back to the jock archetype which he is sometimes incapable of escaping, but over time, he comes to respect and even befriend them. Now, the Jeffersonian team makes up his closest friends.
Temperance Brennan is his partner and his closest friend. He has deep admiration and respect for her, as I’ve previously stated, and he is in love with her. He comes to this conclusion in the season premier of the fifth episode but because it resulted after his brain surgery and because of Cam and Sweets’ warnings, he held it back. It boils over into “The Parts in the Sum of the Whole” where the audience remembers how their relationship actually began – their off camera working relationship. This proves that Booth is sexually attracted to her and that his love transpired over time. In this episode, he admits to her he loves her and asks to take a chance, to gamble. But, she is unable to. Even after this episode, he can’t deny how he feels about her. He moves on in order to be able to continue functioning and not because he wants to. Any time Temperance is in danger, he races to her, worries about her, fears for her. The elation he feels when he finds her in the desert – after the Gravedigger kidnapped her and Hodgins – is immeasurable. I don’t think Booth can acknowledge just how much she means to him.
Cam Saroyan still means a lot to him. She never won’t. To Booth, he will always feel something for the women he loved but now, she is a very close friend who he trusts greatly. Regarding his ex girlfriend Rebecca and the father of his child, he will always feel something towards her and in Season 1, he proved that they still had a sexual spark. He is on good terms with her. In fact, Seeley Booth stays on good terms with his exes. He doesn’t leave a woman lightly.
Last, and possibly most important, like Brennan, Seeley Booth has an incredibly fragile heart. When he proposed to his wife and she declined, that broke his heart. Seeley Booth doesn’t just jump into a relationship. He needs to feel that it’s safe there, that it will work out and have a future. Seeley wants to have someone to come home to at night. He wants that companionship and unconditional love. But, it’s hard for him to trust himself to attain it. Taking the extra leap with Brennan is one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made and her rejection is absolutely devastating.
Canon point: Post “The Sum in the Parts of the Whole”
Special Abilities: He is human. But, he's a mean shot. Especially with a sniper rifle.
Sect: FBI Jedi
Job: Possibly the military. If there law enforcement? For the Republic.
First, you kidnap an FBI agent. Second, you take is clothes and leave him in an unlocked room right out of a science fiction novel. I'd play the Gravedigger card but I'm not buried somewhere. And again, you didn't lock the door. I will get my clothing back, I will get my gun, I will find whoever did this and you will be arrested.
That was my favorite belt buckle...
Are there other people on this thing?
My name is Seeley Booth. I'm with the FBI. How about the people listening in on my kidnapping give me answers. How does that sound?
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The gambler had been shot down. He had finally put his all into it. They had finally come to the same conclusion. They hadn't needed Sweets but he had helped things along. He was in love with his partner. He was in love with Temperance Brennan. Bones. But, she needed to protect his heart? That was bullshit. And Seeley Booth knew bullshit. But, he couldn't stop her. He couldn't force her. All he could do was pick up his broken heart and move on. One thing he thought he knew was that, this was it. They wouldn't have another chance. She had him and she lost him. He was the gambler. She could've gambled but that wasn't...her. He knew that. Maybe a part of him knew it would never work.
He went straight to the shooting range. He needed something he could control in his hands. He needed a distraction. And he needed to shoot things.