|minerva mcgonagall | harry potter (minerva) wrote,|
@ 2015-11-04 20:40:00
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Character Name: Minerva Louise McGonagall
Fandom: Harry Potter
Are they an OC? n/a
History: Born on October 4 1935 to Isobel and Robert McGonagall, she was the oldest of the two children born to them. Isobel and Robert's marriage was a rocky one, though her parents did love each other. Robert, a Muggle didn't know of the magical world until Isobel informed him when Minerva started to perform accidental magic. While it didn't go over well at first, Robert came to accept it somewhat.
For the most part, her childhood was a good one though as she grew up she helped her mother hide her siblings display of magic from their father, though while he accepted it, it went against all he believed in as their local Pastor, among other things. After all the Church taught that Magic was evil... Except this was his family and in the end it was just easier for them to pretend that all was normal.
Even as a young age, Minerva had the tendencies to protect and look after her siblings and keep their magical ability a secret. She loved her family and seeing them happy, though even from a young age she exasperated them with all the non-ladylike things she enjoyed. It wasn't her fault that she enjoyed playing sports and running around over housework? She did do the housework... She just didn't like it.
When she wasn't playing or helping out around the house, Minerva would often be found with her head in a book. From a young age she loved reading and would often have her head in one book or another.
Starting Hogwarts she was surprisingly sorted into Gryffindor where she found that while not as reckless as some of her house mates, she did fit into it. She made some good friends, did well at her classes and while she missed her family, it didn't take her long to settle into Hogwarts. From the get go, she was a stickler for doing everything by the rule book and while it didn't make her all that popular, she enjoyed her time at Hogwarts.
In her third year, not only did she pick up Arithmacy and Ancient Runes as her electives she was made Chaser on the Quidditch team. She loved flying and Quidditch was amazing as well as something she was quite good at.
The next two and a half years passed by quickly and quietly enough though at the beginning ofher fifth year she was made Prefect much to her delight.
Personality: Minerva is a kind, caring but stern woman who looks out for all of her friends and classmates. She uses her stern exterior to keep other students under control in her role of prefect and won't take any misbehaving unless it’s an extreme case, as she works hard to protect them.
She enjoys a good conversation with friends and is easy to get along with once you break through her sternness which is actually quite easy to do. Minerva tries to make friends with everyone she has a lot of interaction with even if they have a rocky start though when she was younger she was extremely shy among groups of people and people she hadn't met before. This slowly changed as she moved through Hogwarts with the help of her friends who she came to rely on greatly.
She cares a lot about her friends and family which many consider a weakness and is quite adverse to prejudice of any sort which many people didn't and still don't like. Once someone gets into Minerva's heart they will find it is extremely hard for them to get out of it again as she forms friendships for life. Many people value the fact that they can rely on her in times of need and is always willing to listen to them.
Minerva at heart is a person who loves learning and is known to be a bit of a bookworm and quiet intelligent. She has always worked hard at her work and believes in doing the best that she can at everything. That of course doesn't mean she doesn't know how to have fun of course. She enjoys Quidditch and relaxing with her friends, just like anyone else would.
She is a firm believer in justice and has never understood why people see the need to be cruel and prejudiced to other people. It is much easier to be nice to them - or distant if you don't like them. Of course, she is renowned for her Scottish Temper which can sometimes get the better of her, though she usually regrets loosing it afterwards - except for the times when someone truly deserves what she dishes out to them. The easiest way to get her to loose her temper is to threaten someone she cares about - that is something she will not abide by at all and the only time she will rush into a situation without thinking about it before hand.
Most of all though, Minerva is incredibly stubborn when it comes to a lot of things but she hates giving up whether it is an argument or a problem with her school work. The harder it is, the more determined she becomes at achieving whatever it is that she is undertaking.
Would they rather be: Fire fighter, she likes helping people but if she could help through politics she woudl too.
Would they rather eat: some sort of a bug or an unknown alien food. Neither? Probably a bug
If they were stranded on an island what would they take with them? Her wand
Do they have any specific skills or abilities? Powerful overall magically (she's a Witch) she is exceptionally strong in the field of Transfiguration, especially defensive transfiguration. She also excels at Defence and Charms. She's also loyal, honest, highly intelligent and determined when it comes to a lot of things.
How long have they been in Area 53? New arrival
Housing: Random, with a gaurdian
Job: High School Student, shelver at the public library
Writing Sample: Older Minerva