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Felix
Biographical information
Full name: Felix Dawkins
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Status: Alive
Age: 23
Residence: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Artist
Prostitute
Other information
Also known as: Fee (by Sarah)
Gender: Male
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Relationships
Marital status: Single
Family: Siobhan Sadler
(foster mother)
Sarah Manning
(foster sister)
Kira Manning
(foster niece)
Adele
(biological paternal half-sister)
Unnamed biological father
Unnamed biological mother
Series information
Portrayed by: Jordan Gavaris
Season/s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
First appearance: "Natural Selection"
Appearance count: 38
"When you're a poor little orphaned foster wretch, anything’s possible. Or so we tell ourselves."
—Felix[src]

Felix Dawkins is the foster son of Siobhan Sadler, the foster brother of Sarah Manning, and the foster uncle of Kira. As the sarcastic younger brother of Sarah, the two have grown to care and look out for each other; both wanting what is best for the other. Upon Sarah telling Felix that she had faked her death to become Beth Childs, Felix identified "her" body and attended her funeral so that Sarah could perfect her plan and get the money she needed to move away with both him and Kira.[1] When Sarah discovered that she was a clone, Felix offered to support her in any way he could.[2]

Biography

Early life

Felix and Sarah are foster siblings. Not much is known about how or when they got together, but Felix claims to have spent most of their formative years together. At one point, he and Sarah were adopted by Mrs. S, who later brought them from London to Canada. As Felix is five years younger than Sarah, he would have been about seven years old when he moved to Canada.

In "Natural Selection", after Bobby snapped a towel at him, Felix claimed to have had a traumatic childhood.

Felix currently lives in a loft that also partly doubles as his work space and a nabe, Gallerie Rimbaud, named after Felix's favorite poet.[3]

Season One

Morgue

Felix with the Morgue Attendant, Colin

Felix is the first person Sarah meets with when she gets back in town. She then tells her about Beth Childs, who she had just seen commit suicide at the train station. He then inevitably becomes involved in Sarah's plans, beginning with letting him identify Beth's body as her, so Sarah can get away from her abusive boyfriend Felix so appropriately nicknamed "Vic the Dick", and so that she can pretend to be Beth just until she can get the $75,000 from her bank.

Vic, knowing that Felix is Sarah's closest friend in town, looks for her through him. After lying to him about Sarah's death and her stolen cocaine, he is forced into helping Vic prepare her death. Pissed at Sarah when he finds out that she might need to leave and go on the run again, Felix agrees to help Vic plan her funeral and wake, using all the money from the stolen cocaine for it. Felix also helps Sarah clear things with Mrs. S so that her daughter, Kira, doesn't end up thinking she is dead.

Felix's introduction into the "clone club" is also quite awkward, as he meets the soccer mom Alison Hendrix with a gun pointed at him, and then the dreadlocked geeky Cosima, who Felix finds more attractive than Sarah, almost immediately, not giving Felix the time to absorb the shock. While Sarah tries not to stress about it, Felix stresses the strangeness of the position she is in.

Season Two

Felix continued to help Sarah and the other clones. He is even is unwillingly pulled into a road trip while Sarah escaped Mrs. S with Kira and Kira's father, Cal Morrison. Though he managed to return home some time afterwards, he was still knee-deep in his responsibilities to Sarah. At one point, Rachel Duncan had Paul Dierden frame Felix for murder in order to get Sarah to submit herself, along with Kira and Helena, to Dyad.

Season Three

TBD

Season Four

Felix begins to search out his own roots. He finds his biological half-sister, Adele.

Personality

Felix is a struggling artist, worldly beyond his 23 years. Like Sarah, Felix is a stray cat and hustler, working as a rentboy (male escort) to make his rent. Even though he is usually willing to go along with Sarah's many illegal and immoral ideas like stealing money from people and selling stolen cocaine, he is still often the voice of some restraint and reason. Often he operates as Sarah's conscience.

Appearances

Season 1 appearances
Natural Selection Instinct Variation Under Nature Effects of External Conditions Conditions of Existence
Variations Under Domestication Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner Entangled Bank Unconscious Selection Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Season 2 appearances
Nature Under Constraint and Vexed Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion Mingling Its Own Nature With It Governed As It Were By Chance Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est
To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things Variable and Full of Perturbation Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried
Season 3 appearances
The Weight of This Combination Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis Formalized, Complex, and Costly Newer Elements of Our Defense Scarred by Many Past Frustrations
Certain Agony of the Battlefield Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow History Yet to Be Written
Season 4 appearances
The Collapse of Nature Transgressive Border Crossing The Stigmata of Progress From Indistinct to Rational Control Human Raw Material
The Scandal of Altruism The Antisocialism of Sex The Redesign of Natural Objects The Mitigation of Competition From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths
Season 5 appearances
The Few Who Dare Clutch of Greed Beneath Her Heart Let the Children and Childbearers Toil Ease For Idle Millionaires
Manacled Slim Wrists Gag or Throttle Guillotines Decide One Fettered Slave To Right the Wrongs of Many

Gallery:


Trivia

Paintings
  • Apparently, Felix paints certain things or situations he needs to come to terms with. An example would be when he learned about Sarah's clones, after which he painted Sarah, Cosima, and Alison. It has yet to be seen whether he has paintings of the remaining clones he has met: Helena, Rachel, Tony, and Krystal Goderich.
  • Most of the paintings in his loft have penises hidden somewhere on the canvas.[4]
  • Felix is one of the Orphan Black characters portrayed by actors from Degrassi, along with Raj and Madison. Jordan Gavaris played Nathan on the show.

References

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