Joshua McArdle
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Full Name: Joshua Louis McArdle
Nicknames: Josh
Age: 17, 5th January 1979, Capricorn
Year: 7th
Gender: Male
Blood Status: Muggleborn
Wand Description: 11", Oak wood, Dragon vein core

Height: 175 cm or 5' 9"

Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Light orange brown (dyed), natural colour being black
Physical Attributes: Cute and squeezable kind of appearance. Quite skinny though he certainly has some muscles developed. A hint of Japanese blood is present on the appearance.
Additions to uniform: Prefect badge of course!
Accessories in general: An earring, left ear.
Usual out of uniform attire: Jeans and a tight t-shirt.
Bed-wear: Blue silk pyjamas


Shy, but seems to draw people around him. Very accident prone. He is clumsy and not very good with brooms. He is sweet and trustworthy, and tries to take a good care of his younger siblings. He is usually immersed in a book on his free time, so you can ask almost anything about the stuff he is interested in, and he will know. Swimming seems to be only sport where you cannot trip over something and he is created a passion for it.


The family has always lived in the Muggle part of the world. They have moved several times because of Josh's father's work. They have lived in Britain, Italy, Brazil, and Japan and at the moment in France. Josh never wanted to change schools though. He has learned many languages and happens to have pen friends around the globe. Josh has always been good at those subjects' he is interested in, but sometimes his clumsiness has prevented getting a proper grade. Last year was tough on him, because he finally realised he is gay (characters can suspect him being gay) and has tried to hide it ever since as he is horrified about the reaction it might cause in other pupils. He used to date Iori Miyazaki (Hufflepuff), who finished Hogwarts last year. They broke up, as Iori moved back to Japan and long distance relationship did not feel like a good idea. Iori and Jack are the only ones (to this date) who know about Josh being gay. He has been wondering if he should come out just to be supportive of his bisexual brother Jack. Became Ravenclaw Prefect after Trevor Williams was made Head Boy. Their father owns a chain of restaurants around the world. The newest one has just started in Hogsmeade, it is also the only one placed on an all-Wizarding community.


Pet/Familiar: Squirrel named Squishy
Friends: Trevor Williams, Alexis Renfield and many other Ravenclaws. He gets along with almost anyone that is not Slytherin.
Enemies: Anyone that dares to pick on his siblings.
Crush: Several, but he is most attracted to Trevor Williams (and he keeps telling himself it was way, way back).
Other: He hopes to be of help at the (upcoming) war. He would do (almost) anything to protect his family.
Languages: English and French, some Japanese.


Mother: Mariélle McArdle, squib, she's also French
Father: Niles McArdle, squib, owns a chain of restaurants around the world
Siblings: Jacques (16, Sly), Jason (14, Rav), Trisha (12, Gry), Thea (10), Trudy (7), Jonah (6). All younger siblings have shown magical ability.
Grandparents: Yes
Other Relatives of Importance: Niles' grandmother is Japanese; therefore they have some relatives in Japan. Aunt Alicia Rainfall, who is Niles' sister. Cousins Isabelle (17, Gry), Toby (15, Gry) and Emily (14, Huff).


Nationality: British
Birthplace: London, UK
Your characters view on Voldemort: Is worried about his family possibly getting killed by him or his followers. Is completely against discriminating people by Magical ability or race. But, given circumstances, protecting his family would be more important to him than going against Voldemort.
Favourite subject and why: Charms
Most disliked subject and why: Flying lessons, because he is bad with brooms
Favourite Professor and why: McGonagall because she is patient
Most disliked Professor and why: Snape, he isn't patient
Favourite Professional/School Quidditch team: None
Hobbies: Reading both Muggle and Wizard books, swimming
Likes: Fantasy books, writing, water
Dislikes: Impatient people, liars


  • Ancient runes
  • Astronomy
  • Care of magical creatures
  • Charms
  • Defence against the dark arts
  • Herbology
  • Potions
  • Transfiguration
What he got for OWLs:
  • Ancient runes (E)
  • Arithmancy (E)
  • Astronomy (E)
  • Care of magical creatures (A)
  • Charms (O)
  • Defence against the dark arts (E)
  • Herbology (O)
  • History of Magic (E)
  • Potions (O)
  • Transfiguration (E)

OOC Information

Player: Farore
Plans for your character's future: To graduate and get a job, possibly as an Obliviator or a Gringott's worker. To come out of the closet, whenever that might be. He would also be interested in becoming a swimming and water aerobics instructor, but so far he's just too shy to stand in front of a crowd with everyone looking at him.