Bartemius Crouch JrAge:
10", ash, phoenix featherPersonality:
When he's around his family, he is subdued, quiet, meek. He seems to have no ambition, inheriting his mother's weak personality rather than his father's strong will. At school he was barely any different, though he did show extraordinary intelligence.
In the company of the Death Eaters, he is adventurous, bold and darkly humorous. He is very, very eager to please The Dark Lord, and has proved time and again that Slytherin is not the only dwelling place of the dark minded. His is, quite literally, insanely loyal to Voldemort. He does hold a peculiar scene of honour, and will not attack another when they are unarmed or unaware, which many of his new friends are amused about. There is a difference in his mind that torturing an unarmed victim is acceptable. History (please be somewhat descriptive):
He was raised in a very cool, very distant family. His mother was weak in health and mind, as absent in spirit as much as his father was physically. He was raised the heir of an ancient, pure line, traditions and ideals pressed upon him since birth.
He was sorted into Hufflepuff house, a disappointment to his Ravenclaw father. He made friends, he had passable grades, he wasn't very exceptional... until he was complimented by Professor Slughorn. He later would realise it had been a hollow comment made to get in his good books and so, his father's, but he found it intoxicating and soon was getting highmarks in most subjects. His prowess in Defence Against The Dark Arts caught the attention of several of the higher year Slytherins (a certain Malfoy's, to be precise) and he was groomed gradually, his emotions manipulated until he loathed everything his father stood for and desired all that the Dark Lord offered. It only took months for him to be wooed gracefully into the Death Eater folds alongside Regulus Black, his cousin nth removed.
His first encounter with Voldemort was when he was fourteen, though he didn't know it. When Malfoy left Hogwarts, they kept up a correspondence, and invited him to a soiree. Voldemort talked to him and wormed his way passed Barty's introvert mask, finding the passion that burned in him pleasing. It wasn't until a year later that Barty was initiated, however.
His first years in Voldemort's service, he acted as little more than a spy, taking what information his father had and passing it on - but he was always eager to prove himself and swiftly mastered the Unforgivable curses.
He left Hogwarts with 12 O.W.L.s and 9 N.E.W.Ts, the third brightest student that had walked Hogwart's halls (first being Tom Riddle, second being Dumbledore). Signature Spell/Curse:
Transmogrification in all its forms - from brewing polyjuice potions to transfiguration to Transmogrifian Torture, he excels at them all. Appearance: Mask: