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Sample Application - Nymphadora Tonks-Lupin
Character’s Name: Nymphadora Tonks-Lupin
Character’s Personality: Tonks is a very emotional young lady. She’s not one to keep things concealed and it is fairly easy to guess her mood just by looking at her. Life’s too short for her to keep things bottled up. Sometimes, her outbursts come at inappropriate times. While she likes to have fun, she knows how to get the job done. Tonks takes her Auror duties very seriously as well as the missions she performs for the Order.
She is a true Hufflepuff. Tonks is a very diligent worker and you will not find many that are more loyal. She’s brave but does not need to prove it. She’s smart, as evidence by the fact that she had the sufficient O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s to get accepted into the Auror program. There’s a bit of Black in her and could have been sorted into Slytherin. She was ambitious enough to be an Auror.
To say that she’s a bit clumsy is a bit of an understatement. If anyone were capable of tripping over their own shadow, it would be Tonks. It’s a very visible quirk. She can trip, fall, knock over, break, shatter, spill, mess up and otherwise destroy just about anything. A psychologist might say that Tonks is clumsy because deep down she's truly not comfortable within her own skin because it's always changing hence the outward reflection of that. Herself, Tonks wouldn't say that, in a good-natured tone, that she has to have one good flaw otherwise she would be perfect and perfection is never fun. It should be noted that Tonks is not nearly as clumsy on the job as she is when she's on her own personal time.
Tonks is obsessed with all things relating to the Weird Sisters. Her obsession is so deep that she's been accused, often in a jovial manner, of stalking the group. She just can't help it. The man is just bloody brilliant. Tonks is a big fan of the color pink and purple. Tonks also likes chocolate but her main chocolate love is fondue, strawberries especially. She enjoys good, bantery fun with close friends. Her favorite Quidditch team is the Holyhead Harpies. Tonks is a big fan of fizzy, colorful alcoholic drinks.
It is a common fact that Tonks hates her first name to the point of violence. She also hates it when people call her Nymphadora despite having been told not too. Tonks dislikes boring colors such as tan and taupe. She avoids wearing them at all costs. Tonks hates bullies and bigots to the point of rabidly defending the underdog. It was only natural for her to be recruited into the Order. While she wanted to believe that the Ministry would do good, they just weren’t. More steps needed to be taking and Tonks didn’t waste anytime accepting the offer to join.
Character’s History:Nymphadora Tonks was born to Andromeda and Ted on the first day of May in 1973. Though her father’s side of her family greeted the pink-haired infant with joy the same could not be said of her mother’s side of the family. She was not welcomed at all and was seen as a dirty, little half-blood. Tonks was kept well away from her aunts Bellatrix and Narcissa. However, not even Andromeda could stop Bellatrix from going to Diagon Alley where they had the occasional encounter. Dora first learned what the word ‘mudblood’ meant there. At a very early age, she decided that no one should be made to feel bad because they were different.
At eleven, her letter for Hogwarts came. Tonks was excited. She wanted to be sorted into Hufflepuff, her father’s house. To her, it was the best house that there was. It wasn’t much of a surprise when the Sorting Hat decreed that she should be a Hufflepuff. In her third year at Hogwarts, she won a position as Beater for the house Quidditch team where she saw fit to making Charlie Weasley fall off of his broomstick her mission during every game. Tonks wasn’t made a prefect in her fifth year. Professor Sprout informed her that she misbehaved too much. That same year she received an O on most of her OWLs, more than enough to qualify for the Auror program. She did equally as good on her NEWTs.
She studied hard for the entrance and aptitude tests and once passing she was inducted into the Auror program. Though she had problems passing Stealth and Tracking, Tonks performed exceptionally well in all other areas of Auror training. In disguising herself, she was a natural. Kingsley Shacklebolt was the one that recruited Tonks into the Order shortly after she passed her training. Impressed by her ability and her wariness of the Ministry she was approached. Immediately she said yes. As an Auror, Tonks proved to be an important member of the Order. Not only could she provide them with the Ministry plans but her morphing abilities made her an excellent spy.
After being inducted into the Order, she started working very closely with Remus Lupin. They were on remarkably good terms but nothing ever came of it, at first. During the raid on the Ministry in Harry's fifth year, Tonks along with others arrived to stop Voldemort's followers from getting the prophecy. Though she was quick enough to stun Lucius Malfoy and prevent his escape, she was injured during a battle with Bellatrix. She kept a brave face in public while grieving in private over Sirius. They were just starting to get to know one another again. From her injuries she was forced to stay in St. Mungos for a short stint. After recovering she was on her feet and again performing duties for the Order.
She and Remus had a brief fling and Tonks truly believed that things were going good for them until the day that Remus broke up with her. It had come as a complete shock. Remus told her that he was much too old and too poor for her, that she deserved someone younger. Despite telling him that it was untrue, he didn’t listen and left. Her heart broken, she lost her morphing powers and her Patronus changed forms. She waited a year before finding out the reason, Remus had wanted to be noble and spare her a life of being a social pariah. Tonks had none of that and soon they were married. Sometimes they were happy, when Remus wasn’t being stupid and trying to spare her. They even had a son. However, both of their lives were cut tragically short in the Battle for Hogwarts.
At what time in their lives are they coming into play?: After her death in HP #7.
Sample RP post:Sparks of green and other colors too numerous to name flew all around them. They almost gave as good as they got but numbers were against them. Both of them knew this but still they fought on. They had a reason to fight, a little baby boy who deserved to grow up. He deserved more than a world filled with darkness and chaos.
Though they fell like heroes, they still fell. They fell together each holding the other’s hand amidst a pile or rubble and debris. Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks were no more.
Suddenly, everything was golden and so peaceful. But all was not as it seemed in the hereafter. There was something lurking in the distance, a hunger that needed to be fed. Tonks tried to get away but it caught her. She resisted even as it dragged her to a pool filled with an inky blackness. She cried out as it dragged her beneath the cold, dark surface.
With a sudden inhalation of breath, Tonks opens her eyes. As she stares up at the ceiling of Hogwarts castle, her breathing is rapid. This is not the sort of afterlife she had been expecting. Her times at Hogwarts were always happy but this is just too much. She recognizes where she is. She’s on the staircase that leads up to the Great Hall, the place where she had died.
Then she remembers everything. The brightly colored bursts of light and then there was nothing but green that soon changed to a gold. She had died defending the castle. Remus too. Remus. Tonks sits up immediately and then stands. He had died before her and close to her. She looks but does not see him.
“Remus?” Tonks calls out but no one answers her. She doesn’t find it strange that her wand is in her hand. It seems almost natural so she waists no time at all in starting to search for her husband.</b>
Sample Journal Entry:Sometimes you have to get a little bit violent.
I know. Some of you are thinking, "Now Tonks, violence is bad. It should only be used as a last resort." And if you're not thinking that exact thing, you are probably thinking something similar. And I would agree if we were talking about random, horrible violence done by people with no soul who deserve to burn in hell until time ends. But I'm not talking about that. Let's make that clear right now. Anyone who thinks that I mean that sort can go sod themselves. I'm talking about everyday situations.
Case in point, Charlie Weasley and Quidditch. Merlin knows that most of my points could revolve around him.
Now Charlie and I are good mates. We were in the same year at Hogwarts. We even studied together sometimes and made fun of some of the Slytherins, the Prefects and his brother, the Big-Head Boy. When the situation called for it, we also tore the mickey out of each other. It was good fun. Charlie and I were also on opposing Quidditch teams. He was the Seeker and later Captain of the Gryffindor team. I was a Beater. It's the best position to play, really. Sure the Chasers get credit for their bloody brilliant goals, the Seekers get more credit for catching the Snitch and even Keepers get more credit but being a Beater is very cathartic. You get to act out all of your anger and aggression. You are the team's protector. It's good to be violent. What is better that that?
Now Charlie was a particularly good Seeker and an even better Captain. This caused him to think rather high of himself. He'd boast before games. He'd flirt with the girls. All and all, he made an arse of himself. Now how could I let my best mate make an arse out of himself? It just wasn't right. After are first match I decided to make Charlie my personal target. My fondest memory is hitting him with the Bludger right in the face just as he snagged the Snitch. I still have the game's photograph. Charlie is nursing a black eye and I am looking supremely smug. Gryffindor still won though. This is why violence sometimes is a good thing. You can't be an effective Beater if you don't have some extra anger and aggression to work out. Or if you want to teach a redhead a lesson.
Ahh, but this wasn't the only time that I had to teach Charlie Weasley a lesson. Oh no. Sometimes he liked to run his mouth. And when he did, it brought out my violent side.It's at these times that a person has a few choices. They can ignore him, they can hex him, they can walk away or they can punch him right in the face. I never found those alternatives really acceptable with Charlie. I don't really want to hurt him but I do, you know?
So it's at this time that we come to option number five. Whenever Charlie ran his mouth and I didn't like it, I'd simply hit him. Never in the face mind you, that would have just been rude. Usually it was in the back of his head. I don't think I damaged him. He has a pretty hard head after all. Sometimes I used a book to drive in the point that what he said was wrong and sometimes I used my broomstick if we were outside.
Now that was a particularly satisfying experience. He'd say something stupid and I'd pick up my broom and hit him over the head with the end of it. Charlie would say "ow" or sometimes something ruder. He'd then look at me as if I was mental and I would give him my patented look. The "Don't be stupid. You know what you did," one. And pinching. Pinching works great. I find it especially effective if you can get to the underside of the arm, just above the elbow. The flesh is particularly tender there. Of course I would be lying if I said that he didn't retaliate. Now he never hit me. Molly taught him too well for that. He did however constantly tease and pick on me, hence me having to use violence. It's all one vicious cycle really.
So you see, sometimes you really do have to be a little bit violent.
Anything else we should know about your character?: Tonks is a Metamorphmagus. Being a Metamorphmagus is a very rare ability in the wizarding world. So far she's not met another with the same abilities. With her abilities she can change her age, hair type, the length of her nails, height, weight, body type, and also the bone structure of her face. Tonks can also change the color of her hair, skin and eyes. There are limitations to Tonks' abilities. She cannot change her voice nor does her genetic makeup change. While she can grow facial hair and give herself more a more masculine to her face, she lacks the ability to fully disguise herself as a man.
If your character is going to deviate from canon, please give that here along with your reasoning.: More than likely, there will be Tonks/Charlie shipping.