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Sep. 26th, 2013 08:31 pm
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CHARACTER
CHARACTER NAME: Harry Potter
SERIES: Harry Potter
CANON POINT: Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows. Harry, Ron and Hermione are at Grimmauld Place talking to Kreacher about the Locket.
LOSS: His Invisibility Cloak, given to him by his father, James Potter.

ABOUT THE CHARACTER:

Harry may come across as any other normal seventeen year old boy but he is much more than that. Far from it, in fact. Being born to a wizard, James Potter, and a Muggle-born witch, Lily Evans, Harry Potter is a very special boy indeed. When he was just a year old, he defeated the most poweful wizard of all time, Lord Voldemort. His mother's love saved Harry from almost certain death, when she placed herself in between Lord Voldemort and Harry. Harry has grown up with the knowledge of how he came to be and this has shaped him into the young man he is today. Because of Harry's mother, kindness is a trait found within Harry himself. He often shows acts of kindness upon his friends and allies and also his enemies at times. He can never truly hate anyone, except the wizard who murdered his parents. Lord Voldemort.

Harry may come across as cocky and reckless at times, due to his father having similar tendencies when he was Harry's age. Harry can often act without thinking and this can cause problems at times. However, he is quick to use bravery when needed in dire emergencies. He is a fiercely loyal person, which earned him his rightful place amongst Gryffindor House. He was sorted into Gryffindor when he was eleven, at the start of the Hogwarts school year. Never has he looked back and wondered if it was the right choice for him. The Sorting Hat wanted to place Harry within Slytherin House, due to the fact that he shares some of Lord Voldemort's traits. As any Slytherin would. Yet, it was Harry's choice which outlined his destination into Gryffindor. He chose for himself the House he wanted. Harry believes that it is people's choices, which outline who they are.

Harry is somewhat self-confident about his image. He wears glasses, as his eyesight isn't all that great. When he was younger, his cousin, Dudley Dursley, used to bully him. Having his body used as a punch bag by the overweight Dudley, gave Harry a natural fear of bullies. Draco Malfoy, Harry's arch rival within Hogwarts, was also a bully. Yet, Harry learned to overcome such people and built up a barrier over the years. It strengthened him to a degree, as he was used to being treated like dirt by the Dursleys. Harry sees himself as any other boy but one who has seen things that others haven't. One being death. Some nights Harry relives nightmares of his parents being murdered or some of his friends being murdered by Lord Voldemort. Harry has many memories that haunt him some nights. A hard thing to shake.

It's his scar which he is most self-conscious about. The lighting-shaped scar on his forehead, created by none other than Lord Voldemort himself. He knows some people stare at it and wonder if he, himself, is actually dangerous. The link between Lord Voldemort and himself can cause fear and panic in others. Over the years, Harry has learned to put up with such people and ignore them. His scar has become part of him and even now, he wonders why he has it in the first place. It is the link between him and Lord Voldemort. He can connect with the dark wizard, when he opens up his mind to him. He has learned how to block the advances of the dark wizard, but only so far. It is the only link he has between the Dark Lord and himself and Harry allows himself to immerse within Lord Voldemort's thoughts at times.

Harry's motivation is to rid the world of his arch nemesis, Voldemort. Or Tom Riddle. Harry prefers to use the name people fear, as fear itself comes from the name. Why should people fear it? Over the years Harry has come to know what Voldemort wants and Harry wants the same. They each want to be rid of one another and Harry aims to finish off Voldemort first. Before he can kill Harry first. The motivation for killing Voldemort is very strong within Harry, as the dark wizard is responsible for so much death and suffering for him. He's lost friends, such as Cedric Diggory, his own godfather, Sirius Black and his closest ally and mentor, Albus Dumbledore. All because of one man. One evil, dark wizard, who seeks power and chaos.

Harry isn't really religious, as he doesn't really have a faith to place himself into. His main faith is his own. He puts his faith into himself and his friends. Ron and Hermione are his two best friends from school and have been since his first year. He is never far from them, except whilst spending time at the Dursleys. The most important thing to Harry besides his friends is trust, loyalty and bravery. Those things matter to Harry and he is never one for giving up or quitting. He can't. If he fails in his quest to destroy the Horcruxes... [A quest given to him by Dumbledore in his sixth year.]...then all is lost. The Horcruxes are objects which contain parts of Voldemort's soul. By destroying them all, Harry can then destroy Voldemort, as he will be significantly weakened. By completing the task set out by the late headmaster, Harry will be helping to defeat Voldemort and avenging his friend's death.

Harry does enjoy a good laugh and a joke around his friends. Whilst at the Weasley household, he enjoyed spending time with Ron's older brothers, Fred and George. The jokers of the Weasley household. They eventually went to set up their own business of joke shop within Diagon Alley. All with the help of Harry's winnings at the Triwizard Tournament, within his fourth year. Harry is a generous young man and would gladly give away gold to those who need it most. He is shown to do such a thing, when giving Fred and George the Galleons he won. Harry does enjoy flying on his broom, when he gets the chance. He is an avid Quidditch player, becoming Seeker for Gryffindor, within his first year at Hogwarts. He values his Firebolt racing broom, given to him by his late godfather, Sirius Black. Being a good flyer gives Harry a boost to his ego when he is feeling down. Knowing that he is good in the air is something that can soon lift Harry's spirits if he is down or depressed.

Harry's main aspiration in life is to become an Auror. Like the members of the Order of the Phoenix... [An organisation which was formed by Dumbledore to find and catch dark wizards and witches.]...Harry wishes to fight for what is right. He has met many Aurors over the years and has seen what good they actually perform in the wizarding world and indeed, the Muggle world too. Having spent most of his childhood haunted by dark wizards, Harry wants to make a stand and work for the Ministry of Magic as an accomplished Auror. He has the skills and determination and perhaps, one day, he will live out his dream. Once Lord Voldemort is no more.

ABILITIES:

Harry's abilities:

"You play as good as your father did, Harry."
—Sirius Black talking about Harry's flying talent.

Harry is first and foremost, a brilliant Quidditch player. He has skill on a broomstick, being the youngest Seeker in a century. He was awarded this honour during his first year at school. After catching Neville Longbottom's Remembrall in mid-air, after Draco Malfoy stole it.

Harry's quick reflexes may be partly due to growing up around his cousin, Dudley Dursley, who used to use Harry as a human punch bag. Harry had to learn quickly to get out of the way of the punches. Being good on a broom is probably to do with his father, James Potter, being Chaser for Gryffindor whilst at school. Harry shares many traits with his late father.

Harry is a keen duellist, having learnt how to cast a successful Patronus Charm during his Third year at school. His Patronus is a stag, like his father before him. He also used a Wingardium Leviosa charm on a Troll, who had invaded the school's bathroom in his First-year. Harry can speak Parselmouth. This is a skill which only a handful of wizards can speak; one of which, being Lord Voldemort himself. He has an aptitude for caring for magical creatures, such as owls, Hippogriffs and other such creatures.

Here are some more details about Harry's abilities:

Love: Harry's greatest power of all was his ability to love. In spite of being raised by a family that treated him with anything but affection, Harry remarkably turned out capable of very strong love. His love for his friends caused him to feel no concern for his own well being or happiness when they were at risk, and put himself in danger many times to protect them. Harry's ability to love also protected and helped him on several occasions, such as when he defeated Quirrell by causing his skin to burn (due to the magical protection from his mother's sacrifice), produced a Patronus that could drive numerous Dementors away, repelled Voldemort himself when he possessed him, and allowed him to close the connection between him and Voldemort when he was unable to perform Occlumency. His love was strongest when directed at Ginny Weasley, who was the driving force that kept him going until Voldemort was defeated.

Defence Against the Dark Arts: Harry was extremely adept in the Defence Against the Dark Arts, having mastered all manners of jinxes and spells, such as the Stunning Spell, Disarming Charm, Impediment Jinx and Reductor Curse. In fact, his Stunning Spell was so strong that opponents would get knocked out if they were hit directly. Harry also achieved an Outstanding Defence Against the Dark Arts O.W.L., something that not even Hermione achieved, a testament of his extraordinary talent in defensive magic. Indeed, Harry was so good at D.A.D.A. that when the Ministry of Magic prevented the subject from being taught effectively in 1995, Harry set up his own D.A.D.A. club and successfully taught the members to defend themselves well against the Dark Arts. Harry had also developed a high level of resistance to the Imperius Curse, demonstrated when it was first cast upon him by Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Alastor Moody) during a Defence Against the Dark Arts class in his fourth year. Crouch cursed Harry with it four times in a row, until he could throw it off entirely. At the end of the school year, Voldemort himself cast the Imperius Curse on Harry, which he was able to resist, much to the astonishment of the Death Eaters who were present. Harry's natural aptitude for resisting the Imperius Curse, and ability to resist it when cast by the most powerful Dark Wizard in history, demonstrates an indescribable strength of will and character.

Dark Arts: Harry was one of the few non-Dark Wizards who was highly proficient in the Dark Arts at all levels; whilst he knew simple curses and jinxes like the Furnunculus Curse, Flipendo and the Impediment Jinx, he could use more powerful spells such as the Blasting Curse and even attempted some of the Unforgivable Curses with varying degrees of success, such as the Imperius Curse on Travers and a goblin called Bogrod during the 1998 Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank, as well as the Cruciatus Curse on several occasions — once on Bellatrix Lestrange in 1996 (though not very successfully), another on Snape in 1997 (at which time he was prevented from completing the incantation) and once more against Amycus Carrow in 1998, (and whilst the curse was more successful than Harry's past attempts, it did not result in the prolonged, excruciating pain that the curse was famous for — instead, Carrow screamed and was incapacitated). However, he has never used the Killing Curse for obvious reasons, even in his final battle with Voldemort.

Flying: Harry had also inherited his father's talent for flying and for Quidditch, showing immediate command of a broomstick in his first year, which made him a naturally good Seeker. This was the first magical skill for which he discovered an aptitude, as he found in 1991. In fact, at the mere age of eleven, Harry became the youngest Seeker in a century. Harry's extraordinary flying skills aided him when he had to capture Winged Keys to get past Professor Flitwick's challenge in the Philosopher's Stone Chambers, and also helped him in the Triwizard Tournament (where he had to steal a golden egg from a Hungarian Horntail), and during the Battle of Hogwarts, during which he managed to escape a Fiendfyre inferno in the Room of Requirement.

Insight into Voldemort's mind: Also due to the piece of Voldemort's soul, Harry was able to look into Voldemort's mind and see through his senses from time to time. He sometimes used this ability to monitor what Voldemort was doing. However, it was a dangerous ability to have as well; Voldemort once used it, along with Legilimency, to plant a false vision in Harry's mind of Sirius Black being tortured, which he used to lure Harry to the Department of Mysteries. Additionally, because of their connection, Harry felt a burning pain in his scar whenever he and Voldemort were in close proximity or whenever Voldemort felt strong negative emotions. Although Harry failed to learn Occlumency, he did eventually have some success at blocking his connection to Voldemort by focusing on feelings of grief, even though Albus Dumbledore told Harry it was love. As Harry lost the ability to speak Parseltongue, he presumably lost this ability as well when the soul fragment within him was destroyed, as was Voldemort himself.

Potioneer: His Potions ability was apparently better than it appeared, as he was able to achieve an Exceeds Expectations grade on his O.W.L. exam; and improved greatly during his sixth year when he came into possession of an old potions textbook in which a talented former student (Severus Snape) had revised many potion-making techniques. However, the usage of this textbook was noted by both Hermione and Snape to be cheating, and when forced to hide it, Harry's potion skills suffered. Despite this, it is noted that Harry had no problems with potions at all, as long as Snape was not around.

Transfiguration: Harry was able to conjure ropes in his sixth year and achieved an Exceeds Expectation grade in the subject. Minerva McGonagall herself complimented Harry on his Transfiguration ability.

Charms: Harry also achieved an Exceeds Expectations in his Charms work. He frequently used the Summoning Charm successfully and would occasionally cast the protective enchantments that Hermione would use during the Horcrux hunt. Under the teaching of Remus Lupin, Harry was able to cast a corporeal Patronus charm in his third year, which was a remarkable feat and yet another proof of his talent, given that many adult wizards were unable to cast the difficult charm successfully. His Patronus took the form of a stag, his father's Animagus and Patronus form. Harry's Patronus was so powerful that, even at the very first time he successfully cast it against true Dementors, it was able to drive away hundreds of Dementors.

Apparition: Harry had not earned a license to apparate but he used the ability frequently during 1997 and 1998 to great success, even when forced to apparate with only a seconds notice or while guiding others. Harry used apparition in his sixth year to a very impressive degree to get himself and a weakened Albus Dumbledore over an incredibly vast distance even though he was inexperienced. Harry has stated and it is noted that he does not like the sensation however.

Care of Magical Creatures: Harry has shown on more than one occasion to have good skill in handling numerous sorts of magical creatures. For example, he was the first in his class to tame a Hippogriff, which he did very excellently. He befriended the Hippogriff, Buckbeak, to the extent that Buckbeak defended him when he was in danger. He has also shown on three occasions that he is quite competent at dealing with dragons. This is shown when he was able to help Hagrid take care of baby Norbert the dragon, outsmart the Hungarian Horntail in the Triwizard Tournament, and tame a half-blind dragon into helping them escape Gringotts by flying out on its back. Harry is also very skilled at dealing with Dementors, so well that the first time he was able to drive away hundreds of dementors. Harry was also good at dealing with house-elves, befriending the house-elf Dobby and eventually freeing him, which made the little elf so loyal to him that he gave his life to save him. He also earned the respect and loyalty of Kreacher, a very difficult task.

Expert Detective Skills: Harry, along with Ron and Hermione, was also a formidably talented investigator. While in school, the trio had a knack for solving difficult mysteries and discovering the truth despite all attempts by others to conceal it, with Hermione generally finding the background information while Harry put the pieces together to make a coherent picture. In his first year, Harry uncovered the truth about the Philosopher's Stone and saved it from Voldemort. Over the next six years, he would solve the mystery of the Chamber of Secrets, learn of Sirius's innocence and Pettigrew's betrayal, find the truth about the Prophecy, and hunt down and destroy all of Voldemort's Horcruxes using his amazing deductive skills. Harry's deductive skills also allowed him to uncover the mystery of the Deathly Hallows and learn that he mastered the three of them. Harry also had a knack for spotting things that others did not, and had a sharp eye for details, as he was able to tell that Luna Lovegood had not been home in weeks by the state of her room, and he became suspicious when Dobby revealed that he had known that Harry was not getting any letters in 1992.

Teaching Skills: Harry has shown tremendous skills in teaching others. Having mastered many spells at a young age, Harry successfully passed them onto others even when he was still a student himself, giving proper instructions and corrections on how to perform many fields of magic, ranging from the relatively simplistic Disarming Charm to the highly advanced Patronus Charm. Harry's effectiveness as a teacher led many, some even older than him, to choose him over a Ministry-installed professional, and he even returned to Hogwarts to give occasional lectures.

THIRD-PERSON WRITING SAMPLE:

Harry laid wide awake within the dark forest. It was well past midnight, as found himself fingering the Locket around his neck. He and Hermione were alone out in the Forest of Dean, unable to understand why they could not destroy the Horcrux. Ron had left them due to him and Harry having an emotional fight. It was all the Locket's fault. It was an evil Horcrux, which made the wearer become aggressive and unstable. Ron wore it the most that day of the argument and now Harry was just left with Hermione. He heard a barn owl hooting in the distance, as he shifted under the warm blanket. He had been desperately wracking his brain. How could he destroy it? He and Hermione had tried everything. Every spell imaginable and still, it was in one piece.

Harry turned the shard of glass from Sirius's bedroom, over in his palm. If only Dumbledore had given him more guidance. "Destroy the Horcruxes." He said. But how? No reflection came that night and Harry yawned in the darkness. He looked up at the moon and wondered how Professor Lupin was doing. How any of his friends were doing in all of this. Harry turned his attention back to the shard of glass and felt like throwing it across the blanket of leaves, that littered the forest floor.

"What should I do? How can I destroy it? Tell me!" He hissed at the reflection of his face in the shard. He sighed and placed it next to him. He turned the corner of the tree and wondered if Hermione was awake. He could hear the dim chatter of Ron's portable radio and could see the enchanted lamp that lit the tent up. This wasn't Harry's idea of camping, as he never even knew what real camping was like. The Dursleys never ever took him anywhere like that. During the Quidditch Cup he stayed within the Weasley's enchanted tent and experienced camping for real. He had loved it. That was before the Death Eater attack, of course. Harry let his head lean back against the coarse bark of the tree and felt too tired to think anymore. The quest had reached a dead end, since neither Harry nor Hermione could destroy the Locket. They still had more to find and destroy. What hope did he have if he couldn't even destroy the one around his neck?

Things were just too complicated. Why couldn't things just go smoothly? But then, Dumbledore never ever gave Harry anything that was meant to be easy. Perhaps this was the test. Harry yawned once more and made sure his wand was clasped tightly in his right hand. He snuggled deeper into the blanket, as a current of cold air swept around him. Perhaps tomorrow would reveal an answer as to how to destroy the Locket. He hoped.

FIRST-PERSON JOURNAL SAMPLE: Dear_mun example: http://dear-mun.dreamwidth.org/9480032.html?thread=290197344#cmt290197344

Another example:

[Harry isn't sure what to write, as he sits at the foot of some stairs with his journal. How he got here is beyond his comprehension. Perhaps this is another quest or message from Dumbledore? Will he find any of the Horcruxes within this castle? Who knows?

He chews on the end of his quill and begins to write in a scratchy scrawl.]


I do not know how I came to be here but I am very much lost. My name is Harry James Potter and I believe that some sort of magic is at work here. Last thing I remember is being back at my godfather's house with my friends, Ron and Hermione. If any of you are here, please can you contact me. Somehow. [He isn't sure how the whole journal thing works of yet.]

This castle is unfamiliar to me and I only wish to understand how I came to be here. If anyone can help me, I will be most grateful. [He places the quill in between his teeth once more and frowns. Was this some kind of clue for another Horcrux? One minute he is within Grimmauld Place, the next he is here.]

Does anyone know if Apparating is allowed within this castle? As I am just curious. [He really wants to know because then he can Apparate out of here. Right? If not, then he doesn't want to bear the brunt of a splinching.]


INTENT: I want to bring Harry to Paradisa to enhance his character relations with others and also adventure with him more. I feel the castle, having it's enchanted features, is similar to Hogwarts in a way. Harry has been missing Hogwarts ever since starting on the Horcrux quest, so I feel this will be quite a challenge for him. An exciting one at that.
his_nemesis: (Calm and cool)
He's finally gone.

Feels rather strange.

his_nemesis: (In battle)
We can't let them win this.

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