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Demelza


the head of slytherin.

Demelza
Name
Demelza Averil Blackwood
Age
25
Family
Dahlia Blackwood (mother)
Frederick Blackwood (father)
Agatha Blackwood (sister)
Gender
Female
Year
Professor and Head of Slytherin at Hogwarts
Blood Status
Pure-blood
Species
Human, Witch
This character is roleplayed by Ellie.

Demelza Blackwood is the Head of Slytherin and Potions professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.



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appearance
On the right day, when she can be bothered, Demelza can look like a million Galleons. With long blonde hair twisted back into a complicated style, smooth light skin and icy blue eyes, she possesses beauty, yet the permanent intimidating look in her eyes makes it difficult to be around her to admire her beauty.



history
Demelza's family tree is completely flawless; every one of her relatives' blood in pure and clean, and the Blackwoods are determined to keep it that way. Dahlia Mason was only twelve when she was betrothed to Frederick Blackwood, the youngest of seven siblings, and she married him only five years later. At first, they loathed each other, as Frederick's brash, harsh nature conflicted entirely with Dahlia's sparkly-eyed innocence, but eventually, they grew closer over the course of ten years. Demelza was born first, a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed, powerful looking child.

Growing up in the heart of London, Demelza was educated in swordplay, archery, literature and other life skills, and showed signs of precocious intelligence from a young age. By the time she was sixteen, she was fluent in six languages, a skilled archer and an avid reader; her younger sister was never as clever as Demelza, and never will be, which Demelza enjoys, a lot. She'd shown her first signs of magic long before that, though - accidentally engulfing a room in flames at six years old was quite the telltale. She started Hogwarts at eleven, and the Sorting Hat had barely brushed her hair when it yelled out that she was to be sorted into Slytherin. She left the stand with a smirk on her lips.

Demelza created a storm during her seven years in Hogwarts. She bullied, blackmailed, manipulated, lied, but most importantly, she worked her way to the top. Her OWLs and NEWT grades were all Os - in her mind, an E was completely and utterly unacceptable. She never fell in love - love is absent in her entire family. It's obviously unnecessary - but others fell in love with her (though she believed no one ever fell for her. They became infatuated. There's a difference). She used it to her advantage, of course. She promised her pure-blooded hand to several people in return for potions, test answers (hey, she isn't a total genius), and other things, but no marriages ever occurred and she laughed as they begged for her hand.

After graduation, Demelza immediately went back to Hogwarts and became the over-qualified Potions professor, and was eventually promoted to Head of Slytherin house, which is absolutely perfect for her.


personality
Demelza is your traditional Slytherin - a cunning, confident, sharp-tongued blood supremacist with high ambitions and a careful plotting mind. She's a goddess of self confidence, never afraid to face an argument and emerges triumphant most of the time, simply because she is always right. Her no-nonsense attitude is usually the first thing people notice about her, along with her blunt choice of words - she never beats around the bush, just gets straight to the point. She's strongly opinionated, and in her eyes, every other opinion is absurdly wrong and she just doesn't understand how people can be so moronic at times.

She puts herself first unless it's for people she cares about, which isn't many; she'll save her own skin way more than she'll save anyone else's, simply because she knows she's more valuable. She's extremely aware of her beauty, and often uses it to her advantage. Being a pure-blood, she's promised her hand to several people, yet remains unmarried, single, and she's perfectly content with that. She doesn't need a man in her life to take everything from her and leave her; the power is hers and is staying hers.

Being a pure-blood blood supremacist, Demelza is not a fan of Muggleborns, yet she bites her tongue as she knows the controversy of her beliefs will probably end with her being thrown from the school if she shows her prejudice. Half-bloods are tolerable, as long as they share the same beliefs as her. She's nonchalant with the term, "Mudblood", yet won't say it around others. Her diaries and thoughts are filled with the word, though. Her heart isn't entirely stone, but it's halfway there.


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friends, acquaintances and enemies


skills
Potions
Demelza is a genius at Potions, and very over-qualified in her position of Potions professor. She has never blown anything up, had straight Os in the subject when at school and could change the world if she could be bothered to.

Archery
Being taught archery from a very early age paid off - Demelza is a near-perfect archer. She almost always hits the bullseye and when she doesn't, it's a fraction of a centimeter off of the center.


trivia
*If anyone calls her Demi, or practically any nickname, she will stab them.
  • Blood quills have always been an appealing form of punishment for her students, but she refrains from using them, because she can't be bothered to deal with the consequences of it.
  • The spiky crown she is always seen wearing in an ancient family heirloom, and makes her feel even more powerful that she is.
  • Her voice is droning and she articulates the end of her sentences.
  • She despises little children and possesses no desire to be a mother.
  • She thinks quite pessimistically, but she chooses to see it as thinking realistically.
  • She thinks women who depend on their husbands are pathetic, and hates seeing women who have thrown their lives away to raise children and wait on their husbands hand and foot.
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Professor Demelza Blackwood - Head of Slytherin and Potions professor

-"The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions."
Message Me  - 00:48, December 14, 2014 (UTC)

She looks you up and down, one eyebrow quirked. "Get to class," she eventually says, before rolling her eyes and walking away.


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credit goes to Ellie for the page and Red for code

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