Barbary Bole
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Full Name: Barbary Hyacinth Bole
Age: 16. (Sept 30)
Year: 6th
Gender: Female
Blood Status: Half
Wand Description: 10", willow, DragonHeart string

Height: 5' 5"

Eye Colour: Dark blue
Hair Colour: Dark reddish brown
Physical Attributes: Average. Just about everything concerning Barbary's looks can only be called average, nothing stands out as being either incredibly attractive or fearfully ugly. This makes her an oddity in her family, a family of very petite pretty bubbly blonde girls. Barbary is the only child who inherited more of her Father's stolid plain looks. If she'd smile more, she might be almost pretty, but a real smile for Barbary bole is a rare thing, usually only seen at really good Quidditch matches or when she is flying on her broom or when she's talking with her sister, Mercy.


Pensive, moody and brooding. Barbary used to act tough, but anymore she acts as if she just doesn't care about much of anything, except a few classes, and perhaps Quidditch.


Barbary's family, through her Mother, has a long history at Hogwarts. According to Hyacinth Bole, all the witches in her family for the last three hundred plus years have been popular Gryffindors or Ravenclaws.

Barbary has always been odd girl out in her family. Her Mother is a very domineering woman who rules her family with an iron fist and a razor tongue, most of the latter being primarily reserved for the youngest daughter.

Before her acceptance in to Hogwarts, her Mother's main bullying consisted of not much worse than a constant "why can't you be more like..." insert any older sister's name. The weeks before starting at Hogwarts was probably Barbary's happiest with her Mother, Hyacinth, acting all super proud and fawning over her darling baby.

The new family harmony didn't last long, though. Barbary was raised to believe the Sorting Hat is always right, and you don't question or argue with it. Once she was sorted and wound up in Slytherin, Hyacinth bole truly exploded. She sent a Howler to her eleven-year-old daughter the morning after her Sorting Ceremony, loudly proclaiming to all in earshot, "You're dead! I have no daughter named Barbary! Go be a Death Eater! That's all your good for."

In her first three years at school, Barbary pretended to be quite the tough girl, mainly picking on girls of other houses, especially Gryffindor. Since her fourth year, however, she has eased up noticeably on that behavior, not because she's suddenly developed a tender heart, but mostly because it just wasn't making her feel better. This has lost her a lot of female friends in the tough girl circle where she used to run, who think she's just gone soft.

Oddly enough, even in her worst tough girl days, Barbary would occasionally take up for her quiet roommate, Leni, though the two girls never seem to socialize much outside of classes.


Pet/Familiar: A large barn owl named Tina
Enemies: Gryffindors
Crush: Vincent Crabbe
Other: Barbary is exceptionally gifted at anything to do with numbers and calculations. She is starting to drink a bit more than is good for her, but after an alcohol-induced blackout during the summer which terrified her, she knows it could be a problem, and is struggling to keep it in check.


Mother: Hyacinth Fleece-Bole (ministry WITCH, Obliviator)
Father: Timothy Alan Bole (Muggle stockbroker)
Siblings: 6 older Witch sisters, Prudence (married with 3 girls), Patience (Healer in training), Faith (Herbalist), Hope (works in a magical pet shop), Charity (married), Mercy (works for a wandmaker)
Grandparents: Alma and Goddard Fleece (deceased), Mary and Daniel Bole (retired bankers)
Other Relatives of Importance: Lots of Aunts and Great-Aunts on her Mother's side


Nationality: British
Birthplace: Just outside of London
Broom (if applicable): Cleansweep
Your characters view on Voldemort: Voldemort's people killed a lot of her Mother's family in his first reign of terror, so she is terrified of him, and of the fact she is now in Slytherin.
Favourite subject and why: Arithmancy. Barbary loves numbers.
Most disliked subject and why: History of Magic, Binns voice makes her teeth ache
Favourite Professor and why: Barbary holds a very secret admiration for professor McGonagall. She admires the woman's strength and toughness. No one in Slytherin knows this, unless her Head of House suspects it.
Most disliked Professor and why: Binns. He's dead so she thinks he ought to stay that way.
Favourite Professional/School Quidditch team: Her house team
Hobbies: Flying, any kind of puzzles particularly with numbers
Likes: Eating, candy, alcohol
Dislikes: Perky overly pretty girls


  • Ancient Runes (E)
  • Arithmancy (O)
  • Charms (A)
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts (A)
  • Transfiguration (E)
  • Potions (E)

OOC Information

Player: Ann
Plans for your character's future: Barbary intends to go in to Wizard Banking in some form.