Sydney Georgia Willis
Official Facecast: Jennifer Lawrence
Full Name: Sydney Georgia Willis
Goes By: Sydney
Age in Canon: 18/19
Age as of 2015: 22/23
From: (Assuming) Ohio, USA
School: Dobry Hall
Sydney is level-headed, rational, sensible, prizes discipline, order and sanity. Like Spencer, she’s tall, strongly built. She has long dark brown hair and her dad’s blue eyes. Sydney is Spencer's twin sister.
Her father is military and one in a powerful postion, and a known hard man.
Sydney is a little cautious of Spencer and Merril's relationship as it's treading into troublesome family waters.
When Sydney and Spencer fight, Sydney always wins if the fights get physical. Always.
If Sydney Willis was hypothetically going out with Justin Bancroft, a) Spencer Willis will be yelling the whole time, trying to tell his friend to save himself from his Amazon drill sergeant of a sister, and b) she’ll be okay.
Considering what Justin’s mother is like, she might actually be kind of like her, except towards Justin.
Sydney wears dogtags with nearly everything. She believes in non-constrictive clothing. And she loves hamburgers.
Sydney does not approve of Lucy's crush on Jesse St. James. She's heard of Jesse, and she's protective over her girls. And from what she's heard about Jesse and Vocal Adrenaline...she doesn't want Lucy looking to him.
Sydney and Justin had a tango lesson together, and they spent the whole time trying to outdo each other.
If she had been allowed to name herself at age five, she'd be Sydney Wonder-Woman Iron-Man Willis.
Sydney doesn't really disapprove of Spencer and Merril, it's more that she fears for the safety of them both. She doesn't know how Paxton will take it. As far as Sydney is concerned, Merril is a fine girl and she likes her. It's a matter of being worried about how Paxton will see it.
During Nationals Brother Week, Spencer was hiding from Sydney because he doesn't want her kind of love. Merril though was unhelpful and happily waved while Sydney dragged Spencer out the door, Spencer sagging like a rag doll.
Sydney doesn't like Derek at all because he's hit on too many Dobry girls and she can't stand "that sleaze."
Sydney could walk before Spencer could. A toy had rolled away from Spencer and Sydney went to get it then gave it back. Spencer walked a couple of days later but fell down and banged his head on Sydney crying.
Everyone Sydney's dated prior had been a bit older and connected to military.
If Sydney and Justin ever dated, Justin's grandmother will test her. She'd also make subtle hints about her needing to learn "proper" English.
One elementary Halloween trick or treating, the Willis twins were fighting over a single costume, screaming the house down. Sydney won by sitting on top of her brother until he surrendered. So she got to be Major Glory.
For Childrens Day, all boys and girls dressed up as their favorite characters as a child. Sydney dressed up as Major Glory.
Mrs. Willis buys a lot of food when her children are home because Sydney and Spencer eat a lot.
(As a baby) Sydney is the stronger twin, but though she grabs things from her brother, she's also the first to share with him if she feels like it.
Sydney loves her horse Atlanta. She was there when Atlanta was born. (seriously. Spencer puked and ran away but she watched).
Sydney once ran into a wall then punched it.
In volleyball, Sydney was knocked down. She then got up and concussed the other player with her killer spike.
Sydney knows archery.
Sydney's favorite presidential badass is Roosevelt.
When Sydney and Spencer were 7, they fought each other with boxing gloves in the yard. Sydney knocked him to the ground then kept punching him.
Sydney used to braid Spencer's hair when they were younger while he's asleep. He wakes up with about three or four little braids and then he's mad. He looked so pretty with those tiny yellow bows at the ends of the little braids. Mr. and Mrs. Willis tend to just let the chase and squabble continue in the mornings when Spencer tries to kill his sister for it. Sydney usually won.
Sydney doesn't do well with camp outs. One time a girl told her, "Where do I plug in my blowdryer?" She nearly burst a blood vessel.
The Difference Between Sydney and Spencer
It’s no secret that Spencer’s father is baffled by his twin children—Sydney is the one who wants to go on to become a general someday, and Spencer is the one who doesn’t seem to want anything to do with the military at all. He knows that to not want to do these things makes him rather a disappointment—his father had such high hopes for his son.
I think it helps even less that Sydney is the stronger twin (in a fight, Sydney always wins). Spencer just feels second-best a lot of the time. Sydney was the favorite, because she did everything right, she was headstrong, and accomplished everything. Spencer, try as he might, feels that he really can only go so far.
Do you know the show Hey Arnold? It’s like Helga and Olga. Olga is the special one, the one who does everything right. And Helga’s kind of…there. But Sydney and Spencer love each other, that’s for sure. It’s just that to Spencer, well…he thinks they don’t have sibling rivalry, because compared to Sydney, there’s just no competition
Sydney and Spencer's Intruder
When Spencer Willis was very young...he had an incident involving a firearm that he retains to this day. He himself isn't sure if Sydney remembers... because it hasn't been brought up again, and he's almost sure that his family doesn't know that he does remember what happened then.
But he does. Very vividly. Paxton Willis was a powerful man, and for one reason or another, he was bound to have enemies. In his rise towards his position now, Paxton tried to protect his family as much as he could, especially his twin son and daughter. But the strange thing was, it wasn't even Paxton's political enemies or otherwise that caused what happened:
It was just some idiot who just thought he could take advantage of a large house, empty of its owners, save for one high-school babysitter and two little children. Paxton and his wife were out late, for a ball held for military officers. They bid the babysitter the usual reminders, left the numbers where they could be reached, and told her to put the twins Spencer and Sydney to bed early.
While the rest of the night was hazy, Spencer remembered the moment when things went wrong. His sister Sydney was a good girl, she was in her bed and trying to sleep. Spencer couldn't sleep, because he was thirsty. When the sound of glass breaking came from downstairs, Spencer got up and toddled to the banister rails of the second floor landing.
He was little boy and it took a lot of steps, but when he peeked his head through the rail, he just saw the top of their blond babysitter's head backing away into the kitchen as a tall man he didn't know pointed a weapon at her. Spencer felt Sydney rustle up behind her, and the twins weren't afraid--not very much. Because they had always been safe in this house.
And there was something familiar about that metal weapon that the tall man held. Sydney had wandered down the stairs and Spencer followed her with his gaze. Their babysitter was crying. Sydney was more worried about that than anything and she was standing at the first floor when Spencer started coming downstairs. Spencer remembered a nasty sound come from the kitchen.
He only knew now that it was the sound of a head connecting with tile. Sydney made a stifled sound. And the tall man turned around. Sydney froze at the bottom of the staircase. And Spencer knew what terror felt like for the first time. Little Sydney stood, eyes wide as the man started advancing on her.
And then Spencer came almost falling down the stairs. He grabbed his twin sister's hand and ran into Paxton's first floor study. Daddy left it open tonight, he knew because earlier he peeked in and he saw the model ships he liked so much. But Spencer knew that when the door was closed in this room, you couldn't open it again, so he pulled Sydney in and kicked the door shut. Sydney wasn't crying yet, but she was standing very still and pale.
The twins sat there, afraid, listening to the sounds outside the door. Spencer ran to the phone - he had to stand on the footstool to get to it - and pressed the three buttons mommy taught him to press when something happens at home and they weren't around. A strange lady answered, and she said the same three numbers that Spencer had pushed into the phone.
Spencer said, trying to breathe, "Call mommy and daddy, there's a man inside the house and Rina hurt her head." "Okay sweetie, I'm sending people over right away, please tell me what happened." "I was thirsty and something broke. And Rina was crying. And there was this man inside the house." Spencer sniffled as Sydney stared at the door. "Please call mommy and daddy!" The door splintered. Sydney screamed.
Spencer dropped the phone. He could hear the lady on the phone saying, "Sweetie are you still there?!" The man pushed Sydney away and she fell into the leather couch. She started to cry now. Spencer realized that the man is going to him because he was near the phone. The man had that metal thing in his hand pointed at him. Spencer remembered its name, because daddy said it. "Gun." Spencer yelled when he felt the man grab him.
And Sydney, screaming threw the pearl-inlaid ashtray on the table. "Let him go!!" Things got hazy in Spencer's memory then. He just remembered grandad's ashtray on the carpet and the man moving around and Sydney screaming and sobbing. And then that gun was on the floor. The man was going for Sydney who was trying to hide. Spencer picked up the cold metal in front of him. He'd seen it in cartoons.
It looked different in real life. he didn't know what he did, exactly. He just remembered heat, and a very loud noise. It cracked through the air. It sounded awful, and he hurt himself because he went flying back. Sydney was yelling more. And then the man was on the floor. Minutes ticked by, with Sydney clinging onto Spencer and sobbing. Spencer kept staring at the man on the floor.
Spencer remembered hearing a sound, then tall police men were coming into the room. They asked them a lot of questions but Spencer's ears were still ringing and he just hugged Sydney and wanted to sleep. He wanted to wake up. They were so little that Paxton and his wife thought that Spencer didn't remember the time Spencer had accidentally killed the man that broke into their house.
Sydney certainly didn't, although she stuck a lot closer to Spencer for a while. And because Sydney stopped remembering, Spencer thought, he would pretend he didn't too. Spencer kept the fact that he remembered these things to himself. And when he realized, once he was older, that he was meant to go to war...and fire a gun at an enemy he didn't even know...
He wondered if he could even manage to pull a trigger the way his tiny self did when he didn't know what the weapon could do. The way Paxton talked about his time in active duty... the way Sydney talked about wanting to serve her country... Spencer wasn't afraid to protect the ones he loved...what was important to him but... But he wondered if he really could be sent out there to do this.
If you were the son of the general, were you really allowed to be afraid to point a gun, shoot it, and kill an enemy? When you saw each of them as a person, the way the man that fell at their floor had been a person... And how Spencer had watched the red liquid stain the carpet in the minutes that passed before the police came.
All boys and some girls had a jousting competition. Everyone rode a horse, and used an eleven-foot log to try and knock off their opponents. Sydney is jousting for House of Dobry. Sydney arrived wearing a Queen's crown and royal robes. She was facing up against Jeff of Hanover. As soon as Hanover saw who Jeff was facing, they immediately tried to get Jeff to withdraw but Jeff was afraid that Sydney would get even madder if he did that. Nick was cheering Jeff on, saying he could do it, but Spencer was adamant that he should pull out before it was too late.
Jeff said that for his and Sydney’s honor, he has to do it. When the flag was raised, Sydney’s eyes turned dangerous. When the flag dropped, they raced towards each other. There was a crack as Jeff slams and breaks the lance on Sydney’s shield. Sydney’s lance hit Jeff in the chest and set splinters flying. Sydney was sent back from the impact but held on. Sydney got even angrier because Jeff was a point ahead of her. Sydney was yelling at the other Dobry girls who were crowding her, and insisted that she was fine... As the flag dropped, Jeff went to do exactly what he did before, but Sydney knew he was going to do it again, so she turned away from it.
His lance glanced off her shield, but hers hit him full on. Both of them are thrown back but hold on. Sydney and Jeff drew. In the second round, Sydney was up against her brother Spencer from Hanover. When the flag dropped, both Willis twins were yelling as they charged forward. Spencer’s lance smashed into Sydney’s shoulder as Sydney’s lance smashed dead onto Spencer’s chest. Sydney was flung sideways. She made it back okay then went for round two. Spencer drove his lance into her chest, and she slammed her lance into him again. They both flew backwards. Spencer tore off his horse and Sydney caught the reins just before falling over. Sydney was dragged by her horse as Spencer rolled in the dirt.
Steak Eating Competition
The Willis twins had a steak-eating competition. They've both got 78oz steaks in front of them (one so far anyway). They're to keep going until a) they run out of steak, or b ) someone vomits. Merril is right there judging her boyfriend. But even the Royal girls aren't sure if Sydney will win this.
Katherine said, "I don't know, Syd. He's...a boy." which Sydney countered, "A slight advantage. So what?" Justin: "...on your marks..." the twins glared at each other, "...get set..." Merril: "I can't watch." "Go!" and they began to eat. Wes glanced at Danny, "What do you think?" "Spence didn't eat dinner or breakfast for this." "He means business."
Sydney stopped to take a few breaths. Spencer's still going! Spencer won, though they both went into a food coma afterwards.
Sydney is a senior. She’s the Royal House leader – and she’s scary as hell.
When Sydney ruled Royal, she was brutal with initiations. She hung freshmen upside-down on the physical education exercise yard and made them all do crunches or something. And then made them run from Dobry to Dalton wearing the frilliest pink fluff cheerleading outfits known to mankind. In heels. The best part was when she made them all stand outside royal and scream the entire declaration of independence. If one of them forgot a word or a line, they had to do it over again.
Dalton and Dobry
Justin Bancroft was lurking (it had to be lurking, he seemed to dislike the "cheery" festivities and kept to the corners) in the Dalton-Dobry event, being completely disinterested. He stood with the rest of the Hanover boys, basically grumbling to himself. He saw one of the other freshmen glowering at one of the girls, and they looked like they were squabbling. Finally, the girl grabbed the boy's tie and yanked it far up his neck, making him choke, commanded him to stay there and strode off to the buffet.
Justin snorted and told the other freshman boy that his girlfriend must be a pain. To which Spencer Willis replied that the "pain" was his twin sister, Sydney. Rough, Justin told him, and Spencer just rolled his eyes saying that it was like having his mother around fussing about his uniform. Sydney returned and shoved a cup of punch at her brother's hands and raised an eyebrow at Justin and asked who he was. Justin told her exactly who he was. Sydney was completely unfazed and reported to him exactly who -she- was.
That was when Hope and Charlie arrived into the event. Hope made a beeline for her friend from Royal House, clung onto Sydney's arm and giggled. Charlie rolled his eyes and stood with Justin and complained about the festivities. Hope thinks the event is pretty. Sydney thinks its boring. Spencer wants to eat, but he hates the "prim" food. Justin suggested they break the hell out and get some decent food and asked if there was any place that had fish and chips around.
Charlie said that there was a burger joint not far. Sydney disapproved of escaping. Spencer told her that if she wanted to be boring, she could stay. Justin just shrugged and said he didn't think of her as the "salad" type. Charlie laughed at that. Sydney glared and said she wasn't and that she bet she ate more than he did. Hope said a soda would be nice. So Charlie lit a firecracker and tossed it behind the buffet table. Sydney was furious. Spencer laughed. The firecracker exploded. Everyone went nuts. The five of them escaped.
Sydney vs. Leslie
Chaz, Hope, Justin, Spencer and Sydney hang out together and eat at that burger joint. Anyway Chaz didn't take Leslie along (for "I need air" reasons) and the boys naturally brought the girls back to Dobry. They were just all talking, you know, normal like.
And then Leslie flew in all mad and started going off at Charlie. Hope tried to calm her down but she got yelled at and Sydney sort of just ignored Leslie (which made her madder) And so she flew at Sydney. Sydney looked kind of bored, blinking at her as Leslie screamed her head off. And then she calmly body checked her to the ground.
She held her wrists at her back, like police do, and asked her with great patience if she would please shut up--Leslie was screaming by then and Chaz was begging Sydney to let his girlfriend go, please. Sydney refused to release Leslie until she asked to let go and agreed that she will not speak to Sydney again like that EVER.
She got a smothered agreement out of her and released her. Never happened again.