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Elena Blackwood || Gryffindor || 7th Year || FC: Jennifer Lawrence || Taken

Biological Information:

  • DOB: May 14th.
  • Blood Status: Muggle-born.
  • Sexuality: Heterosexual.
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Blackwood. 
  • Siblings: None.

Magical Characteristics:

  • Wand: Blue Spruce, Fairy Wings & Unicorn Hair 10 in.
  • Patronus: Unable to Produce one.
  • Boggart: The thing that Elena is most afraid of is disappointment. Therefore, she sees everyone she loves; her friends, her family, even her teachers, staring at her in disapproval. This causes her to start hyperventilating. Her friends begin to say rude things to her and the boggart’s face changes rapidly between each face, they begin to disapprove of her blood, of her heritage, of her looks. Her parents say how much they hate her for being able to produce magic and how they don’t want her in their household anymore. By the end of the experience, Elena is a weeping mess on the ground. She has only ever been able to defeat her boggart once while she had in earplugs.
  • Amortentia: As far as smells go, there is only one that makes Elena swoon, and that is the smell of freshly cut grass covered in droplets of dew. This smell is normally produced at her household during the beginning of the summer months and she cherishes the time she gets to sit on the porch with a book in her hands going into a place of imagination and smelling the scent of grass.
  • Mirror of Erised: More than anything, Elena wants acceptance. It is a very silly thing to see in the Mirror of the Erised, but there she would see herself shaking hands with Scorpius Malfoy in a sort of truce format. This is because of the fact that ever since she started Hogwarts he and his cronies have hated her and laughed at her and made fun of her. She just wants it all to be over and for people to stop acting like piles of manure and more like reasonable human beings.

Affiliation:

  • House: Gryffindor.
  • Organization: Potter’s Army.
  • Loyalty: Blackwood Family

Occupation(s):

  • Student.

Possible Ships:

  • Edmund McLaggen.
  • Up to Player.

Background:

Elena Margaret Blackwood is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Blackwood, two muggles who work as lecturers at muggle colleges. Elena enrolled at Hogwarts in the crisp September of 2016 and was swiftly sorted into Gryffindor house. Being a Muggleborn, Elena had no prior knowledge about Hogwarts or the Wizarding World. At first she had a hard time believing that witches, wizards, goblins, and ghosts were not just fairy tales but in time she has grown to love the world she belongs in.

Personality:

At first the whole Hogwarts experience was quite a daunting one for Elena Blackwood. When the time came for the ageing Professor McGonagall to inform Elena of her magical abilities Elena was quick to dismiss the old woman, insisting that she was crazy. After all, Elena had been raised to have a logical mind and quiet demeanour; her parents were incredibly studious and cared a lot for Elena’s success and as a child, Elena was given puzzles and books as opposed to toys. Fairy tale fantasies were just that, fairy tales. However after McGonagall had shown her a few simple spells it didn’t take long to convince Elena. Elena came to Hogwarts as a shy and quiet girl. She worried herself by wondering if the whole thing was a dream. Would she just wake up one day and go back to normality? Being sorted into Gryffindor gave her a confidence boost. She embraced the house that valued courage as did they her; so found it easy fitting in. However, she was very certain that she would be sorted into Ravenclaw. Throughout her first year she would often drift in and out of her own little world, admiring everything the school had to offer but never truly joining any kind of crowd. However after meeting others who were interested in her muggle background, such as Luke Goldstein and Gwen MacMillan, she grew confident around others and optimistic about her future. Over the years Elena began to come out of her shell and showed the school her true self, the Elena who she had not just been hiding since her very first step on the Hogwarts Express but also since she was a child. As much as she enjoyed books and puzzles, Mr and Mrs Blackwood were always stern to their daughter which had always restricted her from making friends with other children. Now at Hogwarts she felt free to express herself. Now she is one of the most liked students in the school. Naturally outgoing and joyful, it’s hard not to like someone as loveable as Elena Blackwood.

Despite being frequently taunted throughout her years at Hogwarts by Slytherins, for being a ‘mudblood’; Elena is proud to be a muggleborn and is determined to connect with her routes. For a witch who has been exposed to the wizarding world for six years, Elena is surprisingly in touch with the muggle world, more so infact than the wizarding world. She enjoys muggle culture and is very fond of comic books; often referring to herself as a ‘geek’ or ‘fangirl’. She is also a big muggle book guru, from The Hunger Games to A Game of Thrones to classics like Les Misérables, which was from the influence of Gwen, and To Kill a Mockingbird; Elena reads everything and anything fictional. She also admirers muggle celebrities and is one to copy the style of stars straight from their paparazzi photographs. Her passion what she believes in, with big arm gestures and facial expressions make Elena strangely captivating. When she’s telling a story it’s hard to tear your eyes away, her enthusiasm for everything gives people lots of optimism. She not only makes herself happy by being this way, but other people too, something she is not aware of and isn’t commended enough for. She is very modest about the effect she has on people which is possibly why she is so popular. Unlike the so very arrogant big names of Hogwarts, Elena likes to be joyful just because she can. Elena’s ‘derpy’ facial expressions are a huge factor of her popularity and while she is not one to deliberately try and create a clumsy and peculiar impression of herself, it simply tends to happen on its own accord. Her awkward jokes are also a huge hit with her peers and it’s always best to have Elena around in an uneasy situation, just to defuse the tension.

Being so likeable it’s hard to notice that Elena has flaws. But she does, like every other human being. She is incredibly indecisive, often not sure of what she wants and can take a long time making the right decision, a decision which she may even go back on and change in the future. Elena is also an escapist, often in her own little world hardly paying attention to those around her. This can sometimes get her into trouble; especially when her fantasies distract her from things such as homework and revising. However being so popular can sometimes become overwhelming for Elena, who still after years hasn’t become fully used to so much admiration and acceptance. This is where her escapism comes in handy and although it can make her drift off and forget what exactly she walked into the library for; it does help her get away from the constant attention when she needs time to herself. Yet her escapist nature and derpy ways do sometimes make people underestimate Elena. She is incredibly strong minded when she needs to be and is often rewarded for standing her ground but can, in addition, be quite stubborn. This often leads her into trouble and stubbornness usually arises when something she is passionate about is at threat. She sometimes takes her strong beliefs too far and makes the situation worse by being unreasonably headstrong. While her parents were successful at school and have good jobs, the income for those like Mr. and Mrs. Blackwood, who work for the public sector, has been decreasing for years. The family are not poor but not rich either, they waver in between but their income has been becoming lower recently. This, as well as being a muggle born, has always made Elena a target for rich, pureblooded Slytherins. Their constant teasing of her over exaggerated facial expressions make her feel isolated and Elena often forgets about how loved she is around the school when she’s being taunted by a Slytherin. However, over the years Elena has learnt to deal with their taunts, being extremely strong both mentally and physically. Gryffindor has taught her courage which she often uses in these sticky situations. The Slytherins are really the only ones Elena doesn’t get along with because in all she is an incredibly pleasant person. She has a good heart with kind intentions and a thirst for knowledge and joy. She is always willing to make new friends and makes it incredibly easy for others to like her.

Notable Relationships:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Blackwood:

Elena has a good relationship with both of her parents, although they do not approve of the fun loving personality she has developed since enrolling at Hogwarts. She does still try to please them and gets good grades at school, in hope that they won’t give her such a hard time for ‘not taking things seriously’ when she goes back home in the summer. She knows that her parents only have good intentions for her, but wishes that they would give her more freedom. She also often wishes that she had siblings since she gets incredibly lonely in the holidays without any of her friends.

  • Gwen MacMillan, Edwin Finch-Fletchley, Lysander Scamander, Edmund McLaggen & Luke Goldstein:

While Elena is friends with nearly everyone at Hogwarts, she isn’t one to stay in the popular group. She generally tends to stick with her best friends, Gwen MacMillan and Edwin Finch-Fletchley, whom she met on the train in her first year. At the time, all three were terribly nervous about Hogwarts, but by sheer good luck they were all sorted into Gryffindor house. Since becoming friends they have helped each other to become more confident. However, recently the homework has been piling up for the trio who have their N.E.W.T examinations coming up. Despite this, they always make time for each other no matter how many tests they need to be revising for. Gwen in particular is extremely curious and interested in muggle objects. Since becoming friends with Elena, many of Elena’s obsessions have rubbed off on her friend.
Elena and Luke Goldstein met in their first year when paired together in charms. It wasn’t long before Luke’s band of Ravenclaws and Elena’s Gryffindor trio collaborated. It is unknown to most how the Ravenclaw group and the Gryffindor group managed to merge. Though it would seem that members of both groups butt heads over most topics, for the most part, the lot are close to one another. Much like Gwen Macmillan, Lorcan is intrigued by Elena’s stories of the muggleworld, as he himself has little to no contact with it, and summers are now spent visiting her as well as going Nargle Hunting - trips Elena has joined the Scamanders on more than once, because she herself is interested in other, potential magical creatures -. Edmund McLaggen is probably one of the most infuriating things to come out of the group collaboration. He is rash and, in Elena’s opinion, kind of a dimwit. Though she won’t deny that he is attractive.

  • Scorpius Malfoy & other Slytherins:

Being popular with the rest of the school comes with a price, especially when jealous and power hungry Slytherins have something to do with it. The only people Elena truly has problems with are the Slytherins. It’s no secret that Scorpius Malfoy and his minions find her antics irritating nor is it a secret that she finds them uptight and pig headed. Being a muggleborn means that Elena is a large target for Slytherins but although this brings Elena down it also motivates her to fight for her and other muggle borns. She is determined to put nasty Slytherins in their rightful place and getting past the obstacle known as Scorpius Malfoy is just the way to do that.

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James Sirius Potter || Gryffindor || 7th Year || FC: Aaron Johnson || Taken

Biological Information:

  • DOB: June 26.
  • Blood Status: Half-blood
  • Sexuality: Heterosexual
  • Parents: Harry & Ginny Potter (neé Weasley)
  • Siblings: Albus Severus Potter & Lily Luna Potter.

Magical Characteristics:

  • Wand: Up to Player.
  • Patronus: Up to Player (suggested Stag).
  • Boggart: Up to Player.
  • Amortentia: Up to Player.
  • Mirror of Erised: Up to Player.

Affiliation:

  • House: Gryffindor
  • Organization: Potter’s Army (Founder)
  • Loyalty: Potter family, Weasley family.

Occupation(s):

  • Student
  • Gryffindor Quidditch Captain
  • Gryffindor Seeker

Possible Ships:

  • Up to player.

Background:

James is the oldest of three is the eldest child of Harry and Ginny Potter (neé Weasley). He is the elder brother of Albus Severus and Lily Luna Potter, as well as one of the many grandchildren of Molly and Arthur Weasley and the deceased, James - whom he was named after, along with James I’s best friend, Sirius Black - and Lily Potter I. 

He began to attend Hogwarts in 2016 and is now currently in his seventh year.

Personality:

Both look and personality wise, James is the spitting image of his late grandfather, paternal grandfather. It didn’t come as a surprise to anybody when eleven year old James Sirius managed to turn the whole school upside down in his first year. He possesses all of the good (and the bad) traits that both his namesakes had, and often tends to mirror their actions without knowing it. 
Much like his late namesakes, James is a clever and talented wizard, but also extremely mischievous, arrogant, and boastful. However, unlike James I and Sirius, James does not bully any of his fellow students as his late namesakes often did in their youth. 
The eldest Potter boy is known throughout Hogwarts as the king prankster. He and his band of trouble makers, consisting of his cousins, Fred and Dominique Weasley, are always pulling some kind of prank. Whether it be in the moment, or have been planned ahead, Hogwarts is never free of their trouble-making ways. Having “inherited” the Marauder’s Map - he swiped it off of Harry’s desk - the four always have the upper-hand advantage. Nobody is really surprised by James’s pranking tendencies. It can only be expected from Harry Potter’s son, especially one who largely looks up to his uncle George and late uncle, Fred. Not only that, but he is also named after the two men who still haunt Filch’s nightmares to this day.
James was well known before he even began to attend Hogwarts. Being Harry Potter’s son has always made James a person of interest in the Wizarding World. He has been in the spotlight since the day he was born and would have it no other way. James gets a sense of security out of all of it, knowing that people love him. He has become quite arrogant over the years, knowing that he is in a position of power which no other student could ever reach even if they tried. His thirst for attention has been one of the most major factors contributing to his immense jealousy towards his younger brother. James has gotten used to attention and doesn’t enjoy having, what he claims to be “stolen”, by his own younger brother. Half of the reason as to why he causes so much mischief at school is so that his father will notice him again. James firmly believes that Harry “doesn’t like him” because he prefers Albus, even though he feels that his only flaw is pranking seeing as how he isn’t interested in partying, alcohol, or drugs as so many students his age are. He has also gained a large amount confidence from his pranking and Quidditch abilities, almost too much confidence. Quidditch and his pranks are something James can be very boastful about. His grades have the potential to be just as worthy of praise, however, that is only if only he put some effort into school work and stopped being lazy.
Although he could, James doesn’t abuse his position as Harry’s son. He may be cocky, but he is always kind to most of his peers, certain Slytherins are the only exception to this. He has never uses the “I’m the Chosen One’s son” as an excuse for anything serious, when he does use it, its as a joke and he never means it. James never bullies students either, but he can be very revenge-driven when somebody insults his family or friends. Malfoy and his prejudiced crew are usually the ones who find themselves at the end of the young Potter’s wand. Generally James is a very humorous person to be around. He is a jokester, never failing to make his family and friends laugh, this is also a trait that usually annoys the Slytherins. Besides being Harry’s son, James is also well known for being ‘that guy who never fails to get a detention’, though he usually makes a joke out of the consequences his actions have. He is generally kind towards his peers and has many friends from all houses thanks to his friendly and accepting personality. Its no secret that he’s also a natural charmer and has girls swooning over him from every angle. He has a temper, but it can only we provoked to come out if you’re Scorpius Malfoy or one of his minions.
Much like his uncle Ron, he has a knack for bad timing and interfering with the love lives of others. He also seems to have a fondness for teasing his siblings and cousins.

Notable Relationships:

  • Harry, Ginny, Albus, and Lily:

James was close to both his parents when he was younger, but as he grew older he had disagreements with his father because of the attention he claims Albus got. While both boys received the same amount, James always felt as if his father preferred Albus. He grew distant from both Harry and his brother and grew more mischievous, hoping that if he acted more like the two men he was named after,  who were so important to his father, maybe Harry would give him more attention. James always craved attention from his parents after having been in the spotlight for so long.
James and Albus got along great when they were still kids, he enjoyed teasing him and Lily and was even willing to share a room with Albus if Teddy Lupin moved in, but that changed in James’ third year and Albus’s second. He and Albus no longer played friendly games of Quidditch. Everything was a competition and continues to remain as such. James still isn’t very close to his brother. He loves Albus to an extend and would kill anybody who layed a hand on his little brother, but he still hates how it feels like he is their father’s favourite. However, both boys adore their younger sister Lily. The are extremely protective of her She is the one thing that bonds both brothers. However, ever since James started Potter’s Army, Albus and his sharp mind have been very useful. Potter’s Army has helped the brothers bond more once again and have been spending a considerable amount of time together without biting one another’s heads off. Though James would prefer it if Albus had no association with his organization as many initially believed that it was Albus who began the army.

James has been best friends with Fred and Dominique ever since he was a toddler. Being cousins with Fred and Dominique, naturally the three spent a lot of time together as kids. The three having been causing havoc around their households from an early age, which was more of an expectancy with their pranking genes, its not surprise that they remain inseparable to this day. The three refer to themselves as “The New Marauders” and cite the original marauders, as well as their uncles, Fred and George Weasley, as their influences. The New Marauders are the current reason for Filch’s nightmares and lack of sleep.

  • Other Cousins:

Though he doesn’t see them all very often due to age gaps, some have graduated and some are still in the lower years, James is fairly close with most of his cousins and loves them all dearly, including Lucy. He is evidently the closest to Fred and Dominique, but the three often take Dominique’s brother, Louis, under their wing. They consider him to be their “pupil” and tend to teach him things about pranking that don’t exactly amuse their teachers or parents. His relationship with Lucy isn’t a very pretty one. Although he does care for her, he refuses to show it, claiming she has become one of Malfoy’s snakes and that she is no longer his cousin. He tends to bait her into arguing with him a lot, infuriating both of them off in the process.

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Albus Severus Potter || Gryffindor || 6th Year || FC: Logan Lerman || Taken

Biological Information:

  • DOB: April 10th
  • Blood Status: Half-blood
  • Sexuality: Heterosexual
  • Parents: Harry & Ginny Potter (neé Weasley)
  • Siblings: James Sirius Potter & Lily Luna Potter.

Magical Characteristics:

  • Wand: Pine, 11¼ inches, manticore hair
  • Patronus: Lamb 
  • Boggart: Violence
  • Amortentia: Musty, new parchment, brewed coffee
  • Mirror of Erised: Normality - Albus would see himself as if he were not famous for being the son of ‘The Chosen One’. In the Mirror of Erised he would be surrounded by his family and true friends accepting him for being his own person and nothing else.

Affiliation:

  • House: Gryffindor
  • Organization: Potter’s Army
  • Loyalty: Potter family, Weasley family.

Occupation(s):

  • Student

Possible Ships:

  • Alice Longbottom
  • Up to player.

Background:

Albus is the second son and middle child of of Harry and Ginny Potter (neé Weasley). He is the middle child of three children, born a year after his older brother, James Sirius, and two years before his younger sister, Lily Luna. He was named after two headmasters of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. 

He began to attend Hogwarts in 2017 and is now currently in his sixth year.

Personality:

Initially, Albus was frightened of being sorted into Slytherin and often fought with his brother over the topic, claiming he wouldn’t be sorted into Slytherin, however after getting reassured by his father and having been told about his namesake, Severus Snape on the platform, Albus was more open towards the idea of being a Slytherin. This wasn’t an issue for him, though, because the Sorting Hat’s first choice for Albus was Gryffindor.

Look-wise, Albus is the spitting image of his father. He looks exactly like Harry and is the only child of the Potters’ to have inherited his paternal grandmother’s eyes. People have always had two opinions about Albus from simply hearing his name. Because of the remarkable resemblance between him and his father,  great things have always been expected of Albus, due to his father’s and Dumbledore accomplishments. Either that or it was believed that he would be interested in the dark arts like Severus Snape. This has always made Albus feel ridiculously self-concious and not good enough. How on earth would he ever be able to live up to his father; the Chosen One, vanquisher of the Dark Lord? Due to these insecurities, Albus has always tried to lay low. His looks attracted enough attention, being fawned over and complimented about his dad got annoying once he reached his teenage years. Although Albus loved his father dearly and was both interested in what his father had done and proud of him for it, Albus didn’t want to be known as just ‘Harry’s son’ anymore. James may have loved the attention, but he didn’t. Albus wanted to be known as his own person.
Unlike his boisterous older brother, Albus has inherited some of his father’s traits, and at first, the irrational fear of being sorted into Slytherin. Like his father, he doesn’t go looking for trouble and luckily for him, he isn’t a magnet for it either. Instead, Albus prides himself for being a top student. He would rather be run over by a centaur in the Forbidden Forest than get detention for a prank. It is beyond him why some of his cousins and his brother find getting into trouble to be fun. Albus is more like his aunt Hermione than anybody else and is one of the most intelligent students currently residing at Hogwarts. Much like Hermione, Albus prefers a good read over anything else. He isn’t mischievous like the rest of his family. Albus is quite calm and quiet compared to most of them. He is that kid you wouldn’t know existed if he didn’t speak to you, and Albus is fine with this. Its nice to be ignored, after hearing about how much he looks like his father, or how many great things he will do, for a change. Being sorted into Gryffindor came as a surprise, as Albus had always believed that he would be a Ravenclaw. With his love for books and sharp mind, it didn’t make much sense when the Sorting Hat did indeed sort him into Gryffindor, though he was simply glad at the time that it wasn’t Slytherin. 

Albus focuses more on his studies than anything else; always looking at a situation from a logical perspective. He is often branded as a loner due to his lack of friends, but Albus is content with that title. He has Rose, his cousin and best friend. Besides, he isn’t a fan of meaningless socializing anyway.
He has a cunning mind and is capable of manipulation at its finest, but Albus has no need to use it for that purpose. He doesn’t need anything that would require him to manipulate somebody. While his quite demeanour may put some of the people off, Albus is a friendly guy. He’s fairly lovable and fun to be around once you get to know him and is always kind to his peers, unless they give him a reason not to be. He is extremely modest, and hard working, his grades show that, as well as responsible. Albus isn’t very talkative, but that doesn’t mean that he is shy either. He doesn’t usually show his emotions unless you know him very well. He often comes as the ‘bored kid who doesn’t care about anything’, but usually Albus has no opinion on some of the “issues” his fellow students get so worked up about. Albus is honest, loyal, and brave, but people wouldn’t notice that unless they actually knew him. He doesn’t keep people locked out though. He welcomes a conversation with someone else. His “laying low” personality has just made him the type of person who doesn’t usually approach others. His second tongue is sarcasm, which is usually directed at James or Malfoy. Much like his namesakes, he will always stand up for what he believes in. He idolizes them to an extent for this, however he doesn’t hope to live up to them as he prefers to be his own person. 
While many may cast Albus as a nerd, he isn’t always focusing on studies. Albus loves a good game of Quidditch as well. He has inherited his father’s skills as well, but he doesn’t flaunt it. Albus purely plays Quidditch for his own enjoyment. He doesn’t care about pleasing. Albus is generally considered more mature than the students his own age. He isn’t interested in a lot of the things boys his age are, mostly because he’s caught up in his studies, but most of said things wouldn’t interest him anyway. He is a fairly reserved boy, but extremely bright and definitely though sometimes unapproachable. However, despite his friendly persona, Albus’ biggest flaw has to be his tendency to “Slytherin-shame”. He shares the mindset, that his father once did, that most Slytherins are evil or along the lines of it. Albus is evidently colder to his peers that are in Slytherin house than he is towards those who are not. It is this opinion that led him to turn down Scorpius Malfoy’s offer of friendship in their first year.

Notable Relationships:

  • Harry, Ginny, James, and Lily:

Albus has always had an especially close relationship with his parents. Both Harry and Ginny comforted him when he expressed his insecurities about attending Hogwarts for the time first time. He especially likes to stay next to his father and look at him for advice and comfort, and although he has grown to be more independent, he still maintains a close relationship with both parents. Harry and Ginny are extremely proud of his academic achievements and responsible personality, a nice break from James’s troublemaking tendencies.

Albus and James used to be very close to one another, however, that changed as he grew older. Albus often got teased by his older brother and James and was even willing to share a room with Albus if Teddy Lupin moved in, but that changed in James’s third year and Albus’s second. The two now have a very rocky relationship. While both boys got the same amount of attention from their parents, James always felt like his father preferred Albus. He grew distant from both Harry and Albus and grew more mischievous, hoping that if he acted more like the two men who were so important to his father, maybe Harry would give him more attention. Albus always tried to explain to James that their father loved them both unconditionally, but James was never willing to listen. Albus stopped trying after a while. He and James no longer played friendly games of Quidditch, everything was a competition and while they’re less competitive now, James still isn’t very close to his brother. The two love each other and would kill anybody who layed a hand on the other. Their relationship has improved since James started Potter’s Army. Something Albus is gratful for, because he misses his brother dearly. Both boys adore their younger sister Lily. The are extremely protective of her, Lily is the one thing that bonds both brothers.

  • Rose Weasley:

Rose is Albus’ best friend. Being cousins with her, naturally the two were around each other a lot. The three truly began their friendship in their first year, after having been sorted into Gryffindor. The two were grateful that they at least knew each other, as James was too busy with Fred and Dominique and Molly studying. The two are nearly identical to what Harry and Hermione were like when they were younger, only they stay out of trouble as much as possible and do an excellent job of it. 

  • The Slytherins:

Albus doesn’t get along with the Slytherins, with the exception of the few who aren’t prejudiced. Never has, never will. Much like his father and Draco Malfoy, Scorpius Malfoy offered him his friendship after insulting muggleborns and ranting the whole way about how tainted their blood was. Albus turned him down and since that day, he has been a favourite target of Malfoy’s. Albus ignores him and his croonies, but the two often spar verbally. Albus doesn’t let it get any further than that, though. He finds Malfoy to be an insufferable git and would waste a second duelling with him.

Other traits:

Albus is a Parselmouth, a hereditary trait he inherited from his father, though Harry lost that ability with Voldemort’s death, it was passed onto Albus. His parents and siblings are the only ones who actually know of this. Albus used to use it to talk to the snakes at the Zoo when Lily wanted to see them react to her, but he hasn’t used them for anything useful until Potter’s Army.