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Harry James Potter

"Wow, I wonder what it'd be like to have a difficult life?"

31 July 1980
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The Basics

Character Name: Harry James Potter
PB: Joaquin Phoenix

Age: 19
Birthday: July 31, 1980
Wand: Holly and phoenix feather (from Fawkes), eleven inches, nice and supple
House in School: Gryffindor
Bloodline: Half-Blood

Political View: Harry is as much for light as Voldemort was for Dark. While he's aware of his clout as a figure of influence, he refuses to be a poster boy, and therefore a puppet, to the Ministry of Magic. He follows his gut when it comes to right and wrong and takes heed from the advice and counsel of friends and those he respects.


Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165 lbs
Eyes: Strikingly green
Hair: Black, eternally messy, sticks up in back
Build: Athletic, but slim. He's beefed up a bit, but not too noticeably so. Still has those damned knobby knees, though.
Dress Style: Harry dresses practically and comfortably. He does tend to wear things a tad too big for him, something he's never been able to break from all those years in Dudley's hand-me-downs. He'll never admit it, especially to Ron, but he loves his Molly Weasley jumpers. He still has his glasses and wears them when he needs to, but has gotten contacts since leaving Hogwarts. Getting your glasses knocked off, essentially leaving you blind, while fighting The Dark Lord seemed a situation best avoided.

Basic Physical Description: Harry is the perfect conglomeration of both his father, James, and his mother, Lily. Anyone who had known them would tell you the same. James strong features, black messy hair, tall athletic build - but his eyes are Lily's. Piercingly green and able to convey everything he can't find the words for on his own. Harry is not what you'd call typically handsome. He isn't a chiseled Greek Adonus, or even a chipped one at that. His hair sticks up in the back, he's just on the sde of too thin for his frame, his nose doesn't quite fit his face. Rather, there's something distinctly unique about him, physically, that most would be hard pressed to put their finger on. Perhaps it's the years of battle, both personal and literal, and the weight of a burden to great for someone so young. Perhaps it's merely the infamous scar forever brandishing his forehead. Perhaps there's some genetic explanation for it. In any case, Harry Potter turns heads and no one seems to be able to explain just why.

Defining Marks: Green eyes that stand out like nothing else, especially when he's not wearing his glasses. Lightning shaped scar on forehead as well as one on his right hand that if examined closely reads. I will not tell lies in Harry's own script. A newly acquired scar where a fight with Draco Malfoy resulted in a badly split upper lip.


Harry is a determined young man, even if he's not quite sure what he's determined about. Some might call it stubborn, but Harry tends to go with determined. He is a different person from before the war, even from before the final battle, but he does his best to mask that. Those that know him best though, can see it - especially in his eyes. They aren't the brilliant green they once were, but have dulled a bit. He seems burdened, even after the war is over. He is fiercely loyal to those he loves and can harbor a grudge with the best of them. He is quick to anger, especially when treading on subjects that are sensitive to him or otherwise declared off-limits (such as, 'Hey Harry, so what did happen down there between you and The Dark Lord?'). He relishes time with his friends, especially Ron, as it seems to be the only time he doesn't feel judged or burdened by what he's done. When alone, he can often be found in a dark room and deep in thought - to the point of being oblivious to an approaching person (although I wouldn't recommend approaching his like that - you're liable to end up on the business end of his wand). He tends to rub the back of his neck when he's nervous. In regards to women, he likes a girl who's strong, independent, and will stick up for herself and her beliefs. His dislikes center around his life previous ot Hogwarts, at the Dursleys. He can't stand eggs (had to cook them far too many times) and winces at people singing 'Happy Birthday' (it reminds him of Dudley and his ungodly amount of presents). He is also a bit claustrophobic (after years of living in a broom cupboard, do you blame him?), though you'd be hard pressed to get him to admit it.


Extrovert/Introvert: Harry is pretty introverted naturally, but his life and the circumstances of it have forced him to come out of his shell more times than not.
Boggart Would Be: Dementor - the source of the single most terrifying feeling Harry has every experienced. When under the pull of a Dementor and its kiss, there's no control - just that coldness and, according to Harry, he can hear Voldemort murdering his Mum when they get close to him. Voldemort, Snape, Malfoy; all these Harry can at least attempt to stand up against. A Dementor grabs hold and you're gone.
Patronus Would Be: A Stag, which was his his father's Animagus form, aka "Prongs".


Straight - or so he will say til his dying breath. Harry's biggest issue is wanting to be just a normal guy, albeit wizard - not The Chosen One, not The Boy Who Lived, not the only person on the planet who can save the Wizarding World. Given that, along with his history (particularly having to let go of his relationship with Ginny at the end of HBP), I see him as wanting a normal life as a goal eventually - after things are settled after the war. And of course, if and when he ever learns how to do that. I don't see him as having any other strains on what would otherwise be seen as 'normal', including a sexual preference that would complicate that. However, things don't always go as planned and 'normal' isn't always so black and white or can be defined so easily as straight or not.


Occupation: Fulfiller of Prophecy/Saviour of the Wizarding World. Once he retires from that, he has no idea. A career as an Auror always interested him, but working for the Ministry at this point is the last thing he'd want.
Residence: 12 Grimmauld Place
Finacial Status: Wealthy


Parents: James & Lily (Evans) Potter - deceased.
Siblings: none

Before their death, James & Lily Potter fought against Voldemort. They loved and cared for their son, willing to give their lives for his safety. Nowadays, Harry's own known living blood relatives are the Dursleys, who he considers as far from 'family' as you can get. Instead, Harry would tell you his present family consists of The Weasleys, Hermione Granger, and Remus Lupin.

History from student days at Hogwarts to the present time

After the death of Dumbledore, Harry finally accepted the burden of his responsibility and decided to head out on his own to Godric's Hollow, find the Horcruxes, and kill Voldemort. Of course, alone means with Ron and Hermione. After Dumbledore's funeral and then Bill Weasley's wedding to Fleur Delacour, the trio set out to Godric's Hollow. Once there, Harry set foot into the house alone - knowing he needed to face the place where everything started on his own. He wandered the rooms, hoping against hope for some memory of life with his Mum and Dad to come back to him - but he was too young when his life was irrevocably changed to remember any of it. Eventually he made it into the room which would have been his bedroom (I imagine the house as pretty small, so other than a gut feeling, the smaller of the two bedrooms would have been a safe guess for him to make). It is in that room, where his mother sacrificed herself for him, where he first came face to face with Voldemort, where the first attempt on his life was made, that it all comes crashing down on Harry. In a short span of time in comparison, he went through the entire gambit of emotions that had been long overdue over the course of his entire young life. He became frightened of what might happen, bitter over the choices taken from him and forced on him, angry at the unfairness of it all, and eventually mourned the loss of all the he'd loved - starting with his parents and ending with the life he so desperately wants (including a relationship with Ginny). By the end of it, perhaps minutes or hours later - at this point Harry had no concept of time passing - the room was in shambles. Holes are blasted and punched in walls, furniture (if any remained) is in pieces, doors are broken and splintered. And in the middle of it all sat a calm, stoic Harry Potter. It is this scene that Ron and Hermione finally walk in on. Although still, obviously, coherent Harry does not speak for two full days. He spends that time in silent and calm contemplation, much to the worry of his two best friends. He moves about with them, functioning as he needs to, btu he does not acknowledge their presence or their attempts to get him to talk. However, when he does finally speak, it is in an unfamiliar tone. One that conveys a seriousness Harry had yet to display. He tells them of what he knows he must do and swears them to secrecy. "And either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives." Harry has decided that he must learn the Unforgivable Curses, in particular the Avada Kedavra, to kill Voldemort.

After leaving Godric's Hollow, the trio go out in search of the Horcruxes. Being given information by Remus Lupin (unbeknownst to them it is being filtered through Severus Snape), they eventually find and destroy the remainder of them (can be discussed and plotted out as to possible horcruxes with mods), thus destroying all the portions of Voldemort's soul - save for the last which resides in Voldemort himself. The journey has been long and strenuous and eventually leads them back to Hogwarts - to The Chamber of Secrets. It is here that Harry leaves his friends for possibly the last time. He must face Voldemort alone.

After an undetermined amount of time, Harry manages to crawl out of the Chamber muttering the words, "He's dead. It's over." before collapsing. He is beaten, bloody, and broken - almost beyond repair. The details of what happened in the Chamber, of how Voldemort was killed specifically, remain a mystery as Harry does not talk about it. Although, anyone who knew him before, can see that he is different. His very essence seems darker, as if the cloud that was lifted on the world somehow managed to settle over Harry. But he goes on despite it, knowing that in the end it was he who earned the right to live.

Players Info

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I hold no claims to the character of Harry Potter or the images of Joaquin Phoenix