If I didn't already have Barty, I'd take James, but it'd feel weird to have control over both one of Voldemort's biggest supporters and the main Order of the Phoenix guy (as far as this RP goes, I think). It would definitely make any Gryffindor v. Slytherin quidditch scenes weird.
Anyway, here's my slightly unusual OC. Let me know if she's alright.Name:
16 (turning 17 in December)House:
A short, somewhat spindly girl with crimson red hair that people would probably say was died with magic if she were capable of such a thing. Wears black, horn-rimmed glasses and is almost always seen in uniform, except maybe when she's in the house common room. Never styles her hair, since people avoid noticing her anyway, but instead lets it cascade naturally over her shouldwers.
(If this pic isn't working for you, let me know.)Personality:
Because of her strange situation, Karin is as reserved and distant as they get. She talks to almost no one, shunning even those who try to show her pity, seeing herself as an outsider trapped in the wizarding world. She is also very logical in all matters, even ones as controversial as the importance of blood purity. She doesn't side with either group on this issue, believing that, until it is scientifically tested, neither group has any reason to say they're right about it.History:
The German Blutfremd family had lived for decades in utter reclusion, shunning all personal contact with the outside world. Those who married into the bloodline break most of their contact with their former friends and family, and even then only enough of the sons and daughters were married to keep the usual incest rumors at bay. The only outsiders permitted into their massive estate south of Heidelberg were age-old friends and business associates that would give their new products to outside producers.
Despite this reclusion, the Blutfremd had thrived for generation upon generation, creating and improving upon dozens of enchanted goods, such as top-of-the-line broomsticks and other magical appliances. Their skill for creating new devices was unrivaled, but whatever was created, was created in the confines of their own home. The designs and spells to create their products were always pitched and sold to enchanted product manufacturers by intermediaries, so they rarely did any real business on their own. Karin was looking to be home-schooled like all of the other Blutfremd children for ten generations and brought into the family business until tragedy struck just after her third birthday.
It was before the official beginning of the First Wizarding War when the Death Eaters came to the Blutfremd estate, seeking either the family's sworn loyalty to the Dark Lord, or its destruction. By the time the Aurors arrived, all of the Blutfremds and
all of the supporters of Voldemort were dead, the former's wands apparently having been destroyed in the conflict. All they found was a small, frightened girl hiding inside a wardrobe protected with many strange enchantments. The Aurors brought her back to the Ministry in England, setting the young German girl up with a foster family there and storing her inheritance at Gringotts for when she grew up.
It wasn't until her eleventh birthday that Karin found out she had been in line to be accepted for being a student at Hogwarts. Years before it seemed that her father, knowing the Death Eaters would probably come for him, had sent a letter to headmaster Albus Dumbledore personally asking him to take Karin into the school. The letter also shared the family's darkest secret, confiding in the old man so he would live up to his name by protecting the young girl and letting her learn her talents on her own. So, that summer, Karin went to Diagon Alley to get a wand and prepare to be the first Blutfremd at a real wizarding school.
Her first visit to Ollivander's wand shop, where most new students went, could not have gone worse. She tried over three dozen wands that day, and each attempt ended with disaster. She came back to the store several times that week, trying just about every wand poor Ollivander had in stock, before they both gave up and the school marked her as a special case. Due to her inability to do proper magic, she would have to focus her studies on courses like Potions and History of Magic that didn't require direct magic use, while also staying back and focusing on the theory sections of other courses (such as Charms) without taking part in the practical portions.
So Karin learned for five years, going back to Ollivander's each summer and failing to find a wand that suited her while sitting in the corner in the back of each class, unable to cast any spells and being labelled as an overly privileged Squib who couldn't be dismissed from the school because of how rich her family was. She quickly learned to keep to herself and avoid even those who talked to her out of sympathy, though she still cared enough about her schoolwork to excel in the areas she was able to participate in. She even managed to join the choir and still enjoys riding her broomstick around the school, but she doesn't have any interest in joining the quidditch team.
Though she has not come any closer in her five years at Hogwarts, Karin still believes she can perform magic once she finds her proper wand. She occasionally wakes up at night and hears a thump as one of her belongings drops to the floor, having floated over to the middle of the room in her sleep. It may be a prank performed by one of her meaner roommates, but she hasn't given up hope that her magic blood will come to life one day and she will prove her skill to everyone.Best School Subject:
Potions/DivinationWorst School Subject:
Transfiguration (not even the theory portion)Patronus:
Undetermined (only a couple people have even shown any interest in her, but she's shown interest in no one, so who knows which way she may swing)Nevers:
Pretty much the same as everyone else's.Other:
No, she's not actually a Squib. Things are just playing out a bit differently for her.