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AVERY, Katherine

on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:17 am
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FULL NAME: Katherine Maëlle Avery

NICKNAMES:  Kit, Ave, Mae

AGE: 16, Fifth year
(see history)

ALLEGIANCE: Dark Followers
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Ravenclaw House
Ravenclaw House Quidditch Team
Yaxley Family
Zabini Family
The Daily Prophet


CLASSES: Potions, Herbology

WAND: Apple wood, unicorn hair, 10 1/3 inches, (is uptight an option? Razz ) Inflexible

PLAY BY: Leah Nobel Lily James



EYE COLOUR: Blue-gray


BODY BUILD: Middling

Kit often looks older than she really is, if only because of her manner of dress and the desire to be that grown up that her mother would have wanted her to be.

In Public/With Company: Class is the name of the game when in front of people who matter or out where anyone could see her. Katherine knows her role well and will not accept deviating from it when in the public’s eye. That’s not to say that she particularly enjoys dressing too nicely or doing her hair to some crazy extent because it’s expected of her. But she does it nonetheless, always seeming overdressed and like she cares more about her appearance than anything else.

At Home/The Dorm: Kit really isn’t as put together as she seems around town or when her family has company. Most times, she’s just doing school work in her dormitory during the year and hardly cares if her hair is a nest a lot of the time. The same goes for her at home when she isn’t expected to do anything or see anyone. It doesn’t happen as frequently at home as it does at school, of course, but she much prefers it when given the option.


Just as Katherine has two distinct styles of dress, she’s got two very separate sides to her. There’s the one that goes along with the dresses and immaculately clean nails and straight posture, which calls for being wonderfully proper. That, of course, makes her come off like an icicle, which she really isn’t. She doesn’t speak excessively, preferring to get her point across quickly and in a very straightforward manner. If she aims to insult, she does it in a few words. If she wants to show someone she’s interested, she talks even less.

That’s not to say that she doesn’t enjoy the groups of friends that she finds herself involved with. Kit just doesn’t always show the entirety of herself because she isn’t sure it’s proper to do so, and isn’t sure that she is good enough to be part of the Avery family. Unfortunately, that leads to her getting into situations that would definitely offend her parents. See, when she gets a chance to be reckless, she takes it. Katherine doesn’t want to miss out on life and everything that she could be involved in provided she was someone else.

Then there’s the other, relaxed version of Kit. If someone is lucky enough to see this side of her (outside of her brothers), they should consider themselves incredibly cared for. Katherine doesn’t want to show someone all of her for fear that word will get back to her father about it. He’s got it in his head that she needs to be the princess she sometimes likes to think she is.

Katherine is extremely protective of the honor and credibility of her family, if only because they are not as involved in the social scene as some of the others of the Sacred Twenty-Eight Pureblood families. She’s often the first of the children to counter any comments about her parents or purebloods or anything like that. She’s prideful and biased, but it’s mostly because she was taught to be that way rather than any innate preferences.

She’s not particularly understanding when it comes to the plights of others, but it’s not because she doesn’t care. It’s because she has trouble empathizing and listening for very long. She would rather be focused on things that will affect her specifically. After her mother died, she determined to keep the sort of perfect image that the woman had wanted for her. Because of that, she lost her desire to get attached. If it happens, she’ll accept it, but she won’t go searching for people to cling to. There are a few exceptions, of course, regarding her lack of caring about the emotions of others, including family and those closest to her. Because things that affect them will definitely affect her in the end. She’s known to over-analyze things that will cause something in her life to change. She would rather things just stay the same, even if they’re not perfect, because that’s the life she is used to and understands.

Similarly, she tends to lock away her emotions until she is on her own or with her brothers or best friends. That doesn’t mean, though, that Kit doesn’t feel her own emotions very strongly. Those of others are often questioned or judged while hers are worried over too much and dig at her. Because her immediate problems worry her more than what might come her way later, she’s not figured out what she wants to do with herself, who she wants to marry, or even what she wants to have for dinner the next night. If it’s not a direct problem, she forgets to think about it.

Personality Type: ESTJ

“ESTJs thrive on order and continuity. Being extraverted, their focus involves organization of people, which translates into supervision. While ENTJs enjoy organizing and mobilizing people according to their own theories and tactically based agendas, ESTJs are content to enforce "the rules," often dictated by tradition or handed down from a higher authority.
ESTJs are joiners. They seek out like-minded companions in clubs, civic groups, churches and other service organizations. The need for belonging is woven into the fiber of SJs. The family likewise is a central focus for ESTJs, and attendance at such events as weddings, funerals and family reunions is obligatory.

Tradition is important to the ESTJ. Holidays, birthdays and other annual celebrations are remembered and observed often religiously by this type. The ESTJ is inclined to seek out his roots, to trace the family heritage back to honored ancestors both for a sense of family respectability and for a sense of security and belonging.

ESTJs have an acute sense for orthodoxy. Much of their evaluation of persons and activities reflects their strong sense of what is "normal" and what isn't. ESTJ humor is frequently centered around something or someone being off center or behaving abnormally.
ESTJs promote the work ethic. Power, position and prestige should be worked for and earned. Laziness is rarely viewed with ambivalence nor benevolence by this type.

The ESTJ is not afraid to stand up for what he or she believes is right even in the face of overwhelming odds. ESTJs are able to make the tough calls.
Occupations attracting ESTJs include teaching, coaching, banking, political office, and management at all levels.

ESTJs are very good at making impersonal decisions quickly, and standing by those decisions. They live in their Extraverted Thinking functioning, thus, their prime directive is in discovering that which is true and logical in the events of the real world. Circumstances calling for product invite the ESTJ to supervise or direct other individuals toward production and productivity. Extraverts are attracted to the "object," the external things and people in observable reality. This bent translates into a natural interest in goods and material objects.

The secondary Introverted Sensing is like that of the ISTJ, but not as strong. Si provides practical form and concept data to the Te head, however, form is not the overriding principle, especially if Thinking has already decided. In times of need, ESTJs are tempted to overlook even necessary information if its absence impedes closure. Secondary sensing sometimes translates into interest in sports. The persistence of primary Thinking gives many ESTJs a desire for discipline and regimen which can be beneficial in skills development in the arena.

Introverted Feeling - This function may rarely be expressed. ESTJs who have cultivated, or have been blessed with, a "natural indirect expression of good will by inference," have great prospects of developing genuine friendships (as opposed to ESTJs who merely act out the behavior of Extraverted Feeling). Such a weak, introverted function is best observed in facial expression, eye contact, body language, and verbally only by implication.”

01. Aspiring
02. Proud
03. Calm
04. Distant
05. Forthright
06. Intelligent
07. Pedantic
08. Steadfast
09. Organized
10. Protective
11. Uptight
12. Private
13. Critical
14. Fixed
15. Hidebound

1. Some nice “me time”
2. Reading
3. Messing with her older brothers
4. Getting things done ahead of time
5. Attending socials

1. Anyone talking against her mother
2. Being questioned
3. Tardiness
4. Disappointing her father
5. Talking about emotions

1. Marry well, start a family, etc. (See Mirror)
2. Although she isn’t expected to or “supposed” to, Katherine really wants to find something to do with herself. If she could choose anything at all, she would teach Herbology or Potions (as she believes that the two intertwine easily).
3. Make a place for herself within Pureblood society, as her mother would have wanted. At least to the point where she can impress her father.

1. Overdresses in situations when she’s just not quite comfortable – so, things like socials or first days or meetings.
2. Has to have alone time after too much interaction with people outside her closest friends/brothers. Some quiet does her good.

MIRROR OF ERISED: Katherine wants to marry well, as is expected, but still wants to be allowed to find love. If the two come together, then she’ll be that much happier. She can deal with one or the other, but she at least hopes that in whoever she finds herself attached to, she can find a friend if not what she calls a “great love.”

It’s said that people who believe themselves to be dying from a disease attach everything they know about themselves to that disease. They define themselves by it. And then when the truth is revealed – that they’re going to live – they actually become depressed. They no longer know who they are, can’t find a good way to function once their reality is stripped away. What they thought they knew is no longer real, and now they have to find a new reason for being. Their previous one – believing that they had very little time and thus had to make up for all that they would lose – is no longer applicable. That purpose is gone.

That’s exactly what happened to Katherine in the end. Months after returning to her role in society, she’s still depressed and withdrawn. More than that, she’s lost and searching for that passion she once held for the world of Potions and the Herbology that she had mentally tied in with it. Even her actions are a bit over-thought, planning everything she can, and making sure she’s done everything perfectly before calling it finished. It means she spends more time on work than on friends, and often is the last to actually respond or react to things, unless they outright frighten her.

While she is still very protective of her family and their beliefs, she is much less vocal about it now. Her bias is less strong, less obvious in her mind now that she isn’t so sure about Muggles. She still is convinced about her traditions and the manners and the pride that goes along with the Pureblood mentality. If that means marrying who she ought to in order to make her father approve, that’s what she’ll do. It hardly matters to her now that she’s not even sure who she is.

It’s still easier for her to interact with many people all at once than one specific person. It usually means less attention on her than a one-on-one chat.

Personality Type: ISTJ/INTJ

"ISTJs are often called inspectors. They have a keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility. They are noted for devotion to duty. Punctuality is a watchword of the ISTJ. The secretary, clerk, or business(wo)man by whom others set their clocks is likely to be an ISTJ.

As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. Effusive expression of emotional warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss.

ISTJs are most at home with "just the facts, Ma'am." They seem to perform at highest efficiency when employing a step-by-step approach. Once a new procedure has proven itself (i.e., has been shown "to work,") the ISTJ can be depended upon to carry it through, even at the expense of their own health.

ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments. But they usually keep their feelings to themselves unless they are asked. And when asked, they don't mince words. Truth wins out over tact. The grim determination of the ISTJ vindicates itself in officiation of sports events, judiciary functions, or an other situation which requires making tough calls and sticking to them.

INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete', paralleling that of many Fs -- only instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.

Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to "work at" a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.

Their SJ orientation draws the ISTJ into the service of established institutions. Home, social clubs, government, schools, the military, churches -- these are the bastions of the SJ. "We've always done it this way" is often reason enough for many ISTJs. Threats to time-honored traditions or established organizations (e.g., a "run" on the bank) are the undoing of SJs, and are to be fought at all costs.

Time is such a form, a quantifiable essense of exactitude, the standard to which external events are held. For both of the IS_J types, the sense of propriety comes from the clear definition of these internal forms. An apple "should" have certain qualities, against which all apples are evaluated. One has the sense that Introverted Sensors are drawn more to the measure of the concept of the perceived object than to the experience of that perception.

ISTJs seem to have a few favorite forms (the tried and true) which may serve for most occasions. My ISTJ dad woke me every morning with the same phrase for more years than I care to remember. Asked, "How are you?" he answered with the same stock phrase. ("As well as my age and habits will permit" was used for about two decades.) "It's a good form, a sound form--it's the form for me."

Since Fi is turned inward, it is rarely expressed. Perhaps this enables the ISTJ to resolutely accept that "we are all doomed." When told that Lazarus had died, Thomas said, "Let us go and die with him." (He could just as well have said something like, "I knew this was bound to happen sooner or later.") Only in times of great distress is the Introverted Feeling expressed (as I witnessed in my dad when a neighbor's son was killed in a hunting accident). Otherwise, feeling is inferred, or expressed nonverbally, through eye contact, or an encouraging smile."

01. Cautious
02. Intuitive
03. Rational
04. Observant
05. Leisurely
06. Mannered
07. Reserved
08. Serious
09. Searching
10. Tidy
11. Proper
12. Sarcastic
13. Overthinker
14. Decisive
15. Elegant
16. Efficient

1. Distractions
2. Puzzles
3. Visiting Sharon
4. Keeping to herself
5. Muggle technology and music

1. Ignorance, now that she knows better
2. Having to do any fast-paced, anxiety-inducing work
3. Having to participate in small group interactions
4. Prying questions/individuals
5. Wondering what people will think of her when she returns to school

1. Become more like her old self, provided she can keep the more caring part she's found within her.
2. Find someone outside her family who can convince her to open up - maybe even to get better.
3. Rediscover her purpose in life.

1. Puts the focus on someone else when she doesn't want to answer or doesn't know how to interact with whomever she's speaking to.
2. When at home, she tends to read, watch, or listen to things she doesn't have to focus on - be that Quidditch matches, music, or bad fiction.
3. She tends to lie awake at night, consumed by thoughts of things she can't change.

PATRONUS: Her favorite patient at the hospital was an older lady who treated Kit like something of a granddaughter. It was obviously not true by Wizarding World standards, but Katherine liked to imagine that the lady had a bit of magic in her. Just when Kit was ready to give up on her father and give up on getting better, she met Sharon, and it was like the woman breathed life back into her. There isn’t one specific memory that she clings to, but rather goes through the lot of them. Sharon and Kit are still in contact through letters, and her brothers help her visit every few weeks.

DEMENTOR: Strangely, her worst memory is not being diagnosed, but being told they had been wrong the whole time.

MIRROR OF ERISED: She just wants to get back to good. Back to normal.


FATHER: Winston Avery
British Pureblood
Death Eater I

MOTHER: Gemma Avery
Deceased I German pureblood
Was a stay-at-home mother I experienced party planner


Eldest twin/heir: Mesut Cornelius Avery I eighteen I Slytherin Graduate
(future playby: Chris Pine)

Second twin: Lucas “Luke” Winthrop Avery I eighteen I Slytherin Graduate
(future playby: Shawn Ashmore)

BLOOD STATUS:  Pureblood
A family in the Sacred Twenty-Eight




Before Katherine:
As one could expect of a member of the Sacred Twenty-Eight families, Katherine’s grandfather, Gresham, was the closest one could be to being on good terms with Tom Marvolo Riddle. Their path rapidly became one of dark decisions and wrong turns. He quickly joined up with the Death Eaters, though Kit’s father would tell you that the man did it partly for protection. As much as her grandfather believed that Purebloods were special – and, indeed, he grew up in the correct time to think so, considering the Pureblood Dictionary came out in the 1930s – it took a bit of convincing before he was sure that the Death Eaters’ mission was one he agreed with.

From then on, it was all about completing that mission and doing as his leader required of him. By the time Winston was born, things had fallen apart. Gresham died before he could ever see his son, and the boy was determined to do as his father would have wanted, never knowing that Gresham had been killed for choosing to go against what he had been told – for choosing at the last minute that he was in too deep. So Winston waited and did as he thought was expected of him when the Dark Lord rose to power once more.

Although Winston was close to people like Severus Snape and the others, he was truly devoted, if only because he thought it was his purpose. When the second fall came around, he reverted into himself and determined that his children would be proper and what they were ‘meant’ to be, and all the rest.

Early Years:
Katherine was born several years after her elder siblings – twin boys – but she quickly got to know their more playful personalities. She learned from her brothers everything from how to keep from getting chided at the dinner table to how she needed to act so that Winston wouldn’t be disappointed. Lucas was the closer of the two brothers when it came to Katherine, but that was mostly to do with the fact that Mesut was expected to learn what he would have to do and be when he came of age. Even still, Mesut was ever the more protective, more likely to want to teach Katherine things he picked up at school when the boys came home.

When Katherine was at home with just her parents, it was often time for her and Gemma to bond. The matriarch was always trying to show Kit what it meant to be a lady, never wanting her daughter to lose focus on the fact that while she was born to marry well and everything else, but that she could also find a place for herself within the workplace if given the chance. Even after Gemma died, Kit continued to say that her mum was her favorite person and role model.

Hogwarts Years:
First through Fourth Year: The only person surprised by Katherine’s house placement was Kit herself. She had expected to find herself with a yellow scarf and crest, if only because of her withdrawn nature, but over the years she came to understand that she did not having the sheer kindness required for that house. While she did try to listen to the concerns of others, she often got caught up in her own problems.

The current issues she found in her life always outweighed the potential future problems, so classwork came before making friends and taking care of herself was always put before asking after the health of others. She was constantly worried she wouldn't ever reach her full potential if she just kept with the Pureblood wife route, so she always went after making sure everything in that moment was perfect.

Admittedly, she wondered what would happen if she lost her chance to have some adventure, but even that question could not prompt her to join in on the Quidditch team or do anything except her school work. The few friends she had were incredibly genuine, though, and she clung to them when she had the chance. Eventually, they convinced her to start taking chances, and to be more willing to take risks. The fun of life was finally discovered, though it didn't last more than a semester. Nothing is made to last, after all.

Turning point: In the middle of Katherine’s fifth year, she started experiencing all manner of pains in her side, at which point she was taken in to see the healers in the Hogwarts medical wing. They found nothing wrong, and yet she continued to lose weight and finally it got to the point where her brothers – seventh years at the time – decided it wasn’t safe to trust that the disease was something caused by magic or even something that could be healed with it. Turning against essentially everything the family believed in, the brothers pulled her from school at Christmas and took her down to the best Muggle hospital in the UK, determined that if these doctors didn’t know what was wrong, then she had been unwittingly cursed and simply didn’t remember.

In the end, she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. So she didn’t return to finish her fifth year, and instead stayed at the hospital. While Kit never blamed Winston outright for his lack of support, she knew that it was due to his not understanding the process. Regardless, her acceptance of his beliefs never faltered. This illness, she told herself, was the exception to the rule and was not going to shake her faith in her family and their history.

The months of Katherine’s hospital stay were filled with getting to know the doctors and the other patients, and provided she wasn’t visited by someone outside the hospital, she actually was given the chance to be her whole self all day every day. For the first time, really, Kit found herself working to help those around her, and having to work it out like she were Muggle made her more humble. Even if she still felt strongly about her ancestors and the person she was meant to be, it really made her think about the people around her and who they thought they were supposed to be, as well. She’s a lot more insightful now, and listens more than she used to. While she didn’t become too much better at handling the emotions of others, she finds it a bit easier to actually sit and try to comprehend.

Five months later, when the end of the school year came around, the doctors were growing frustrated. Her treatments weren’t making much of a dent. In the end, once May had passed and June was just getting started, they decided to run some new tests. Given the rate that an auto-immune regularly destroys the body and the internal systems, it didn’t make sense for her to still be alive. A few days later they found a benign tumor that had screwed up her functions enough for them to think that they had found a different disease. So she was released not long after, and found out that she would have to repeat her fifth year in order to take her OWLs. So now she will be a sixteen-year-old in her fifth year.

Adulthood: N/A




HOW YOU FOUND US: Pretty sure I google’d. Because google is a verb. Yep.


PURPOSE OF CHARACTER: I wanted a student, so after I got like halfway through I had an idea and just combined Kit with the Turning Point thing. Merp.


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Re: AVERY, Katherine

on Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:59 pm
I like her <3

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