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GRANGER, Hermione

Post by Hermione Granger on Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:07 am



HERMIONE JEAN GRANGER
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INTRODUCTION
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FULL NAME: Hermione Jean Granger (Weasley)

NICKNAMES: 'Mione, potentially. But that's likely only accepted when it comes to Ron or family members.

AGE: 49.
b. Sept. 19, 1979

ALLEGIANCE: The Order of the Phoenix

HOGWARTS HOUSE: Ex-Gryffindor

WAND: 10 ĺ", Vine wood, Dragon heartstring

PLAY BY: Megan Follows

OCCUPATION: Head of the Department of International Wizarding Communications
Former employee of the Law and Enforcement Department
Former head of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures




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APPEARANCE
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HAIR COLOUR: Brown

EYE COLOUR: Brown

COMPARATIVE HEIGHT: Average

BODY BUILD: Slender

GENERAL APPEARANCE:
Hermione has brown eyes that can give someone either a brilliantly proud look, or a stern, intimidating glare with the same sort of effort. In truth, she probably comes off as fairly aloof to those who don't know her, but that's brought on by years of being in the spotlight when all she was doing, really, was saving her friends and family and keeping the world safe. It wasn't ever about fame.

She has, however, changed one thing. Her hair. After finding that certain potions and charms really did work, and after a haircut or two that thinned it out, her hair is tamed. Mostly. It's still got that wave and sometimes even a proper curl to it, but even when messy it seems to suit her personality. Perhaps that's because she's willing to get a bit rough and dirty in order to get things done if she feels they're important.

Because of her job, she usually is dressed fairly seriously, fairly reservedly. Dresses, suit-jackets and trousers, whatever she feels like donning that day.



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PERSONALITY
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TRAITS:
01. Clever
02. Forthright
03. Honorable
04. Stubborn
05. Hot-Tempered (perhaps only when it comes to certain individuals, now)
06. Admirable
07. Hidebound
08. Confident, as opposed to her Hogwarts years
09. Independent (both as a positive and a negative, in this case)
10. Prudish
11. Proud
12. Determined
13. Ambitious
14. Wise
15. Tidy
16. Steadfast
17. Serious
18. Perceptive
19. Pedantic
20. Kind
21. Allocentric


LIKES & DISLIKES:
+ Books. Surprised? Just kidding. In all seriousness, though:
+ Her job - she finds it very fulfilling, and a good use of her experience
+ Spending calmer weekends at home or at a match with her family. She doesn't necessarily "love" Quidditch or anything, but if the kids want to go, or any of the Potters or Teddy, she'll join in without hesitation.
+ Helping those who cannot - or, sometimes, will not - help themselves. This includes children, family, and complete strangers. Unfortunately or not for them.
+ Her husband and his absurdly large family. Sometimes she'll claim otherwise to rile him up, but she never means it. Molly might be one of her favorite people in the world, despite the initial overbearing feeling that the woman seemed to give off. Over the years, no one has been more helpful, and Molly has become something of a mother to Hermione now that she's essentially without her own.

- People assuming things about her based upon what they've heard. The same goes for Ron, and particularly for her friends who didn't survive the war, or for people like Harry and Ginny who they lost later.
- That sort of goes with her dislike of people who are judgmental without a right to be. If she doesn't know someone, she thinks it's unfair for her to assume anything or make any calls on the sort of person they are.
- Prejudice against those with less abilities or different ones (such as Werewolves, Vampires, etc. She was very vocal back when the magical creatures were set to be arrested, in 2027).
- Those that stick too seriously to their house "types." Hermione is a perfect example that one can be a mix between Gryffindor and Ravenclaw, but that the house puts you where you need to be in order to have the best chance for success. Hufflepuffs who think they're cowards automatically, or Slytherins who think they have to be the bully? She can't handle those sorts, for example.

GOALS:
01. Despite her fears about Hugo's job [see history], she's actually curious to see if there's any way to replace obliviated memories. She seriously doubts it, but perhaps with some help from his department and the Department of Mysteries she can at least spend some time on it and find out for sure. That just means she has to be brave enough to tell him what she's done.
02. In the general sense, she wants to keep her family safe. She wants Teddy to be happy, Hugo to get past his nightmares, Ron to be a little more sensible but generally stay the same despite the drama of their world, and Rose to come home more often. And of course, she wants the Potters to be okay. And she knows nothing is okay, but she's decided recently, with everything happening at Ilvermorny and the Potter kids all having graduated, that perhaps it's a decent time to step back in and check in on any that will put up with her.



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FAMILY & POSSESSIONS
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FATHER: Albert Anthony Granger
Goes by "Wendell Wilkins."

MOTHER: Diana Raisman Granger
Goes by "Monica Wilkins."

SIBLING/S: N/A

OTHER:
Husband: Ronald Bilius Weasley
[Missing/Dead?] Best Friend: Harry James Potter
[Deceased] Sister In-Law: Ginny Weasley Potter
Children: Rose Minerva Granger-Weasley and Hugo Arthur Granger-Weasley*

*Legally, this is written on their birth certificates. The Granger-Weasley part, specifically. But if they want to change that, or go by just one of the two names (I.E., Weasley) Hermione doesn't mind. See note at the bottom of this app.

Plus all extended Potters, Weasleys, and Teddy Lupin.
Everyone included above, essentially, are who Hermione considers to be family.

BLOOD STATUS: Muggleborn

SPECIES: Human

SOCIAL STATUS: Lower-Middle Class



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CHARACTER HISTORY
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EARLY YEARS:
Dentists though they were, Hermione Granger's parents were not dull. Sure, they dressed that way, but they just wanted to be professional! Perhaps that's where Hermione got part of her habit throughout her years at the Ministry of Magic after graduation. At any rate, Albert and Diana are the most important part of Hermione's early years. They named her for a character created by Shakespeare, and instilled in her the idea and importance of learning being a key. Never did they say she was "smart" or "clever" or anything like that. Instead, they told her that she was absolutely brilliant at learning and remembering things, and that if she continued to be brilliant, she could do wonderful things.

They also taught her a bit about having good morals, didn't they? They must have done. Yes, her struggles in school led to her strong feelings about equality and the concepts of right and wrong, but they undoubtedly planted the seed there.

HOGWARTS YEARS:
Everyone has heard about the big things. The Stone and Ron and Harry's sacrifices, The Chamber and Hermione's almost inadvertent assist, Sirius and Buckbeak, The Tournament and the Yule Ball, Sirius again and the Department of Mysteries, the DA (now called the PA, as much as it pains her and warms her heart at the same time), and then the hunting and the Battle of Hogwarts. But although those things all mattered, Hermione actually prefers to focus on the things not everybody knows.

Like how Ron and Harry sounded when they lost to her in Wizard's Chess that one time they don't talk about. How that one time was because Ron was eating from a box of sweets Molly sent and Harry was thinking about whether or not Romilda Vane was actually dangerous for his health. Or the way she felt in that dress at the ball before Ron ruined it and the rest became public knowledge. Like how proud she was about her O.W.L.s, barring that Defense Against the Dark Arts one. Yes, she's still bitter. And that's definitely part of the reason she didn't become an Auror like the other two. She did end up taking her NEWTs belatedly, and did well enough, indeed, considering her late hours. Which was another thing she liked to think about. Those hours where the three of them dug through books to find the missing piece of the puzzle and keep each other safe. And keep their school, their friends, their families safe.

She recalls how much her parents liked the Weasleys, allowing her to spend summers, go to Quidditch World Cup events, and so on. She has the distinct feeling that they would have approved of her marriage to Ron despite his more boorish nature, as compared to hers and to her parents'. Back then, anyway. More on that later.

She wanted to return to take her seventh year, and Minvera was nice enough about it, but in the end, Hermione took her NEWTs during the following summer, a little over a year after the Battle of Hogwarts. She had spent her time off from work looking through the material they had missed, and driving Harry and Ron completely up the wall. They had their own studying to do as trainee aurors, and Hermione couldn't blame them. But she did love learning and using that new knowledge as best as she could.

ADULTHOOD:

It's been twenty years since Harry Potter went missing. The anniversary is coming up, and Hermione has no idea what they'll do about it. But. Before that, Hermione was a woman who, yes, looked over her shoulder a lot, and did what she could to help her best friend, but she had other things to think about. Her marriage to Ron Weasley was not a surprise to anyone, and it came at a time when they all needed it most. Perhaps that was why things didn't work out exactly as they should have. Did she love Ron? Of course. In the sort of way that she couldn't love anyone else, both because of as well as in spite of their struggles throughout their years at Hogwarts.

First, though, she needed to find out what had happened to her parents. She couldn't get married without inviting them to the wedding. So despite Harry's worries about Voldemort, she needed something positive. And so did Ron and his family. They had lost so much, their group, and although she did try to help Harry when it came to Teddy and Ginny and everything else, she couldn't do everything for everyone. It's worth noting, though, that with Harry so worried about Voldemort, which seemed to come in patches here and there though Hermione couldn't tell for sure, he probably wouldn't have proposed to Ginny were it not for the things happening around him.

That, and the fact that Ginny really was quite impressively pushy, even from the start.

At any rate, she and Ron married after he was accepted into the Auror program and she into the Ministry. Once they had their finances sorted out, as Hermione said, and a place to live decided upon. But first, as mentioned above, the thing with her parents had to be sorted out. Tracking spells really did the trick, as Hermione - sensible though she was - realized that she had failed to give up something of her mother's: a photo from their wedding. Back before Hermione existed and thus back before the photos had to be altered. Back before they knew magic was real and when all they wanted was to open a practice and all they needed was each other.

So she went to Australia, where they were supposed to be, and started tracking them down, asking about the Wilkins' practice. Eventually, she and Ron found them, giving Hermione to chance to explain. They hadn't believed her until Ron had gotten so frustrated he couldn't stand it anymore and cast a spell just to prove that they were what they said they were. She showed them the picture, told them about their life and why their life had suddenly changed with the need to move to Australia. Ron had been called away to help Harry with one of their earliest missions as real aurors, promising that he would take a portkey back to help afterwards. But he hadn't gotten the chance because the mission had run long. So Hermione spent a few days trying to explain, trying to go over everything. Although they seemed to believe that she meant everything she told them, it didn't change the fact that they themselves couldn't remember. She couldn't put back memories she had obliviated, rather than captured. They couldn't feel for her what parents were supposed to feel, though she sensed that they were trying to.

So, in the end, she told them that as much as she would like to see them at her wedding, she wouldn't blame them if they didn't come. They did. And they told her that although they know it isn't fair, they can't be what she needs them to. So instead, they asked if they could be her guardians and see if anything came back over time. Hermione didn't have the heart to tell them that it would never work. So now they are grandparents to Rose and Hugo, but think of the kids more as godchildren than grandchildren. Now that Rose and Hugo are older, she knows it's her job to tell them, but she doesn't feel she can. More on that later in this section.

In their early parenthood years, she was closer to her daughter than her son, but as Hogwarts encroached upon their childhoods, things started slowly changing. Rose became more independent, happy to travel with friends or family, and that hasn't changed. She's often found running about with Dom Weasley, as predictable as that might seem, but Hermione thinks it's a good thing, considering Dom has always seemed to struggle somehow. And, of course, Hermione understands that feeling perfectly.

Hugo was at home when Rose was gone those first years at school, and when Ron was off doing some mission or other, they would be given time to sit together, fretting. That didn't really change the fact that Hermione always felt like Hugo was closer to Ron. And she wasn't really wrong in that assumption. But then Hugo's friend had died, and Ron had been away. Ron had pointed out that their boy was strong, was a lion like them. Although she wanted to agree with that, she couldn't after a time. So it was Hermione that went to find him, went to see if anything could be salvaged. She most certainly understood loss, and how to watch others go through it without breaking down, herself.

Perhaps, she should have been a counselor like Teddy. She wasn't, even though Hugo's loss meant a gain in his relationship with his mother. Hermione thinks so, anyway, considering that on the bad nights she and Ron will still find him on the couch, watching the worst thing he can find and waiting for Hermione to show up and lift her nose, commenting drily on the behavior of whomever is on the program that time. Potentially the most dreadful thing is that it means she has a horrible fascination with social experiment shows like Survivor, and competition shows that are built upon the talent of the individuals competing. She had never actually been any good at crafts, though she denies the fact, so those clothing design ones just make her bristle.

But no, indeed, Hermione was not a counselor. First, she became an employee for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. After a couple of years, she made her way up to Department Head. She held that position up until the day Harry disappeared. She quit the next morning, demanding that she be moved to the Law Enforcement department, where she could search files quietly and pretend she wasn't hoping for something that sounded like her scar-headed, hero of a best friend. She handed over her previous department to a woman named Zoe, who later stepped down so that Jack Dyllan could take her place. About a year ago, however, she left the Law Department and moved again. Keiran Hayes, twenty years her junior, vacated a spot for the same reason Harry had left his job as an Auror alongside Ron. He disappeared.

In his absence, someone had to fill the spot that had been created just for him; the spot that, in times such as these, the Wizarding World desperately needed. So she transferred, taking his spot as the Head of the Department of International Wizarding Communications, and took to it like nothing she had ever done before.

Sure, in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, Hermione had been able to look into legislation for the promotion of those creatures who were treated less fairly. She still hates the word "creatures" but that's hardly something she can change on her own, and no one else seems much bothered by it that she's aware. But now, she can make public announcements, and with the introduction of the DWN (something she thinks it's high time for and is really quite thrilled to have, apart from Ron's unfortunate obsession with the sport channels), she has become something of a face for the Ministry when Robert can't or Elijah doesn't want to. She doesn't even mind it, though. She's used to the attention, except this time it's attention that she is willingly bringing upon herself, rather than the awkwardness that came from those first ten years. Signing autographs is not something she feels should come from doing what is right. But after Harry disappeared, that seemed to go away for the most part. This time, the attention is for something serious that, actually, doesn't focus on her. Instead, she's the question-answerer rather than the good-fight-fighter or the problem-solver. She does try to help out where she can, but she's about to turn fifty, and perhaps it's time to let someone else be the hero. Just so long as it's not one of hers or Harry's or Teddy deciding that they have something to live up to. Hermione knows that's entirely unfair.

Disgustingly, she finds this change is not even the only thing good to come from Harry's disappearance.

She had been growing endlessly frustrated with the bubble head that Ron seemed to have acquired after the war. Regardless of the fact that they had no proof of Voldemort's defeat, everyone was calling them The Golden Trio, and Heroes and everything else that drove her batty. Unfortunately, Ron found it phenomenally exciting. Perhaps that was why they had their first child after Harry and Ginny despite marrying earlier. It was something of a struggle, for her, to live with someone that she wanted desperately to trust but at the same time was actually rather afraid to. She wishes that Harry's children and her own could have been closer. Hugo just made it into the same year as Lily, who was born a year before Harry's vanishing, after all. But somehow that didn't seem to work out. Perhaps they hadn't known what to say after Harry went missing. Hermione certainly hadn't. Perhaps they hadn't known what to do when Ginny Potter died in 2022 and Lily was only eleven. Hermione felt even worse after that, and despite everything she did, it seems like none of the children really ended up okay except for Rose, and Hermione can't help but feel like maybe it's because she ran off and avoided the horror that came from being around the so-called Golden Trio.

But Ron's pride was tempered at the loss of his friend, thrown down the drain entirely when he came home from work one day and asked why Harry hadn't been there. He didn't realize until he came into the office-slash-library and found her frantically writing letters and wiping back furious tears that he realized it was worse than some illness or a holiday to spend time with his children. Hermione didn't sleep for over two days, asking anyone who would listen to help search for him. It usually takes around seven years for someone to be presumed dead, even in a world as dangerous as Hermione's. But then, in 2010, rumors were whispered about Voldemort, how he was bringing back his terror and reigning in new people to support him. And at that point, all hope seemed to be lost.

From there, the world became darker and, somehow, she and Ron became closer. They both felt the loss deeply, both feared for the safety of their children and Ginny's future with her own. Hermione did what she could to be there for Teddy, but she wasn't sure it was ever enough. Would Voldemort care about them now that Harry was apparently gone? They hid the truth from Hugo and Rose as best as they could, and it wasn't even that difficult. Hugo wasn't even one year old yet when Harry disappeared. Rose only three. Hermione is aware that neither can really remember him, but she wishes desperately that they could. Rose would be fourteen, nearly fifteen, before Voldemort was finally defeated for good. Hugo nearly twelve. Afterwards, despite her desire to rest easy, Hermione has never found herself to be relaxed, unwitting of the potential dangers that could face her children in a world such as this one. She half wishes, during the worst times, that the children were squibs. But she knows she couldn't have continued on in a world of magic when her children had to go without. It was just lucky that Hugo had graduated the year before the Werewolf attack. Hermione isn't sure she would've survived that heart attack.

She hates that Hugo is an Obliviator. In fact, it breaks her heart to think about it, and Ron has learned not to bring it up if he doesn't absolutely have to. Mainly because she threatens to hex him most times. She wants to tell him why she seems unimpressed, why she keeps suggesting he try something else. But she knows it probably has a great deal, subconsciously or otherwise, with wanting to erase the memory of losing his friend. And she understands that drive. As much as she would chide anyone who did something like that, she understands the urge, the desire to forget. There are a lot of things she wishes she could forget. No one, outside of her closest friends, Ron's parents and now her own, knows what she did. And she intends on keeping it that way.

That said, Hermione has never asked her children what they think happened to her parents. They know that Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins are very important to their mother, but she doesn't know if that has translated to them figuring out what happened, or if they assume that Hermione is old friends with them, from her days as "just" a Muggle. Perhaps they think her parents are dead, or that she or they rejected each other somehow. Some lines she hasn't desired to cross after Voldemort's third appearance and their losing both Potter parents. She doesn't want them to feel the loss, so by never mentioning it, she can pretend it was never there. Somewhere along the way, she thinks she might've lost a bit of that Gryffindor bravery, but if there's one thing she truly believes it's that maybe she's brave for others, not for herself. So, actually, in keeping it from them and bearing the burden more fully on her own shoulders, perhaps she's tapping into that feeling anyways.

A few things have come from all of her fretting and looking back at the past, though. She's had her fair share of grey hairs, which she covers up for the time being though she know she can't manage that forever. She hasn't been able to cast the patronus charm, otter or otherwise, in years. Luckily, she hasn't really needed it. But she doesn't have any one thought in particular to think about. The birth of her children, perhaps? She was gloriously happy when that had happened. But she just isn't sure. Perhaps she'll figure it out when the time comes and she needs it again. I'm not saying she misses the action and the danger, but she certainly wouldn't mind finding out. And she does get some of that action through her job, which is enough for now.


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OUT OF CHARACTER
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ALSO KNOWN AS: Addie

RP EXPERIENCE: Er.

HOW YOU FOUND US: The Google.

MAIN CHARACTER: Keiran/Simon

CHARACTER PURPOSE: oh, c'mon. It's me. We all knew this would happen eventually.
Note: Have discussed with Eli about making Hugo's last name Granger-Weasley as per Rowling's approval of the name in TCC. I'm completely fine with Hugo or Rose (now or future or whatever) deciding to go by just Weasley instead, but I think Hermione and Ron would suggest combining them so it's clear which part of the Weasley clan they are.
But, as a great deal of the TCC plot breaks canon and we have already changed things to be our own "PA" canon, the entirety of that plot will not be referenced at all.
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Re: GRANGER, Hermione

Post by Selwyn Thorfinn on Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:32 am

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Re: GRANGER, Hermione

Post by Declan Arryn on Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:49 am

I can sort you in a minute or two but I want Eli to look at this first, because she has Hugo active and his app referred to Hermione a fair bit. I put that in the description of this thread. And I mentioned it to you and Khaat. So I don't mind waiting; I brought it upon myself lol. I've had people not check for folks related to my characters and everything go really sour, so I don't want to do that to Eli.
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Re: GRANGER, Hermione

Post by Selwyn Thorfinn on Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:22 pm

Oooh sorry, I thought she'd already checked. Whoops.
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Re: GRANGER, Hermione

Post by Elijah Krum on Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:10 pm

Bueno! Shall I do the sorting, as I'm already here? Very Happy
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Works for me Razz
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