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... Our family doesn't decide who we are. We decide who we are. Believe me, it drives my parents crazy. And sometimes that's the only thought that gets me through the day.― Keefe[source]



 
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Keefe Sencen[1] is Foxfire Academy’s resident troublemaker—though he’ll of course claim he had nothing to do with “The Great Gulon Incident.” Confident and cute, with infamously awesome hair[2], he’s always ready with the perfect joke or prank to make everyone laugh. Naturally that makes him quite popular at school (though not nearly as popular with the teachers). But while he may be a regular in detention—and know all the best places to ditch class—there’s so much more to Keefe than his prankster ways.

His photographic memory[3] has allowed him to skip an entire grade level, and he’s an excellent friend to Fitz[4] and Biana[5]. He also befriends Sophie[6] from the moment he meets her—and not just because he loves teasing her. His ability as an Empath[7] allows him to read her feelings, which helps him understand her in ways no one else can. He’s always there when she needs him, whether she realizes she needs his help or not. If only he could understand his own feelings for her as easily…

Physical Appearance

Keefe is said to have a very attractive appearance in the books, and is proven several times by others. He has dirty blond hair, ice blue eyes, and a tall, lean build.

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Abilities

Keefe's registered ability in the Elvin world is empathy. This gives him the ability to sense others' emotions. Regarding empathy, Keefe has the capability to do several things that empaths normally cannot do. For example, he can sense animals' emotions. This has been portrayed in the books when he talks to Silveny.

In book 6, Keefe has also demonstrated that he can also tap into Sophie's emotional center and manipulate it in certain ways - a bit like a beguiler.

Keefe also has the amazing ability to keep a clear memory of everything he has experienced; just like the main protagonist of the series, Sophie. He used this ability when skipping Level One in Foxfire, and uses it when ditching classes in Foxfire -- he learns the subject matter without actually being in the class to learn it. All he needs to do is see the notes. In book 6, Keefe's mother, Lady Gisela, reveals that Keefe inherited this trait from her.

Though he isn't a Polyglot, Keefe learnt the ability through his mother. Unfortunately, so far, he has only used this talent for the wrong purposes. For example, he used it when trying to get the cache in Neverseen, the fourth book. He also used it in order to lure Sophie into Magnate Leto's office in Lodestar, the fifth book.


Personality

History

Early life

Keefe, being the only son of Lord Cassius Sencen and Lady Gisela Sencen, spent his early years living in Candleshade, the home of his parents. During his time there, he was often verbally abused by his father for misbehaving. During these times, his mother attempted to defend him in some way, but most often failed.

Keefe ended up skipping his first year of Foxfire, for his photographic memory gave him a distinct advantage over the other elves of his age.

Since Keefe moved up to the next grade, he got the chance to meet Fitzroy Avery Vacker, who is now his current best friend, though they could also be considered as rivals for Sophie's love.

Book 1: Keeper

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In the first book, Keefe was portrayed as a fun-loving character who loved to play pranks. Though that he certainly is, there is more than what meets the eye, something that is elaborated on later in the series.

Keefe first enters the series when Sophie is wandering through the walls, trying to find the Healing Center. She finds him ditching his class. When she explains her dilemma to him, he escorts her to the Healing Center.

He also comes into the book during times when Sophie goes over to the Vacker's to play Base Quest.


Book 2: Exile

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Unlike the first book, Keefe becomes a more prominent character in the second book - Exile.


Book 3: Everblaze

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Book 4: Neverseen

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Book 5: Lodestar

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Book 6: Nightfall

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Book 7: Flashback

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Relationships

  • Sophie Foster

Sophie and Keefe are extremely close friends. Sophie says that she will always forgive Keefe. It is revealed in the Nightfall special edition short story that Keefe has a crush on her-and that he'll always be waiting until she was ready for more.

  • Fitz Vacker

Fitz and Keefe used to be quite close-until Keefe joined the Neverseen to be a double agent. However, their relationship is getting sort of repaired.

  • Biana Vacker

Biana and Keefe are good friends.

  • Dex Dizznee

Keefe admires Dex's ability

  • Tam Song

Tam and Keefe are frenemies

  • Linh Song

Keefe once asked Sophie if the Neverseen hurt Linh (to which Sophie replied no)

  • Wylie Endal

Keefe was concerned when Wylie was attacked by the Neverseen

References

  1. http://simonandschusterpublishing.com/keeper-of-the-lost-cities/#characters
  2. The Hair
  3. http://lost-cities-keeper.wikia.com/wiki/Photographic_Memory
  4. http://lost-cities-keeper.wikia.com/wiki/Fitzroy_Avery_Vacker
  5. http://lost-cities-keeper.wikia.com/wiki/Biana_Vacker
  6. http://lost-cities-keeper.wikia.com/wiki/Sophie_Elizabeth_Foster
  7. http://lost-cities-keeper.wikia.com/wiki/Empath

Reviews of Keefe

Anonymous

Keefe is amazing.

I don’t have an obsession with Keefe Sencen... SAID NO ONE EVER!


Leana the queen of telepaths

Keefe Sencen has beautiful ice blue eyes and some amazing...hair! He is a possible love interest for Sophie, is a member of the black swan.


Anonymous

Keefe is a lovable jokester, but has some flaws when it comes to dealing with emotions. He has a major(spoilers!) crush on Sophie, and for some reason hates Tam!

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Artists' Work

1) Courtney Godbey
2 & 3) Laura Hollingsworth Lodestar Version
4 & 5) Laura Hollingsworth Nightfall Version



Keefe on the Cover


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Symbolic Songs

Songs

Home[1]- Phillip Phillips

When it Rains[2] - Paramore

Just Hold On[3] - Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson

I'm The One[4] - DJ Khaled

Treat You Better[5] - Shawn Mendes

One Last Time[6] - Ariana Grande

Introducing Me[7] - Nick Jonas

Perfect[8] - Ed Sheeran

Dollhouse[9] - Melanie Martinez

Never Grow Up[10] - Taylor Swift

Whataya Want From Me[11] - Adam Lambert

Don’t Tell Me[12] - Ruel

WILD[13] - Troye Sivan

Smile[14] - Avril Lavigne

Who Are You Really?[15] - Mikky Ekko

Shout Out to My Ex[16] - Little Mix

If I Die Young[17] - The Band Perry

Castle Of Glass[18] - Linkin Park

In My Blood[19] - Shawn Mendes

Hard To Face Reality[20] - Poo Bear

You're Welcome[21] - Dwayne Johnson[22]

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Quotes

Our little girl [Sophie] is growing up and getting so snarky! I've never been so proud.― Keefe Sencen[source]
Ode to Keefe Sencen, that brave and lovable nut. He may not have teal eyes, but he has a really cute-― Keefe Sencen[source]
Whoa, back the T-Rex up!― Keefe Sencen
Right. Because our family doesn't decide who we are. We decide who we are. Believe me, it drives my parents crazy. And sometimes that's the only thought that gets me through the day.― Keefe Sencen[source]
Art is about honesty. That's why I made sure I have the best hair.― Keefe Sencen[source]
Keefe was the kind of guy who was always willing to take the hit if he thought it would help a friend, regardless of how much it was going to hurt him.― Narration[source]




Credits
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