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* DeathByDespair: When the love of her life left her, she no longer had a reason to live, not even to raise her baby.

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* DeathByDespair: When the love of her life left her, she no longer had a reason to live, not even to raise be there for her baby.son.



* MissingMom: Specifically, Voldemort's missing mom.

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* MissingMom: Specifically, Voldemort's missing mom. She also had one herself, who was never seen in the books.



* PsychoactivePowers: Her magical abilities were greatly weakened because of her father and brother constantly abusing her, making her believe she was no good at magic. When they were packed off to Azkaban, her magical ability flourished, but [[DespairEventHorizon dropped off completely]] when she was abandoned by her husband. By the time she was about to give birth, she couldn't even muster up enough magic to save her own life.

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* PsychoactivePowers: Her magical abilities were greatly weakened because of her father and brother constantly abusing her, making her (and them) believe she was no good at magic. magic, [[ViciousCycle which made her father think she was a Squib, which made him abuse her more.]] When they were packed off to Azkaban, her magical ability flourished, but [[DespairEventHorizon dropped off completely]] sank to its lowest point]] when she was abandoned by her husband. By the time she was about to give birth, she couldn't even muster up enough magic to save her own life.life, and died less than an hour after giving birth to her son.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: She was an ExtremeDoormat due to being abused by her father and brother, which hampered her skill at magic. This made her father believe she was a Squib, giving him an excuse to abuse her even more, which weakened her magic even further.
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* {{Pride}}: Despite living in filthy conditions and being considered an "old tramp" by his Muggle neighbors, he still demanded the respect of other wizards because of his family name and descent from Salazar Slytherin. He preferred living in filth and squalor to selling either of his family heirlooms, the only items of any value that he owned.

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* {{Pride}}: Despite living in filthy conditions and being considered an "old tramp" by his Muggle neighbors, he still demanded the respect of other wizards because of his family name and descent from Salazar Slytherin. He preferred living in filth and squalor to selling either of his family heirlooms, the only items of any value that he owned.owned.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: When a Ministry official came to summon his son Morfin to a hearing for jinxing a Muggle, Marvolo tried to get him out of it by bringing up their family name and status as the last descendants of Salazar Slytherin. It failed, because by then the Gaunt family had lost all of their wealth entirely and their name no longer carried any meaningful weight.



* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: She stopped using the love potion when she got pregnant, believing Tom would stay with her for the sake of their child. She was wrong.

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: She stopped using the love potion on Tom Riddle when she got pregnant, believing Tom he had either genuinely fallen in love with her or would stay with her for the sake of their child. She was wrong.



* AssholeVictim: He was a [[FantasticRacism Muggle-Hater]] with psychotic tendencies, who liked to mistreat his sister, is framed by Voldemort for the murder of the Riddle Family, has his memories altered so he thinks he performed them, and spends the rest of his life in Azkaban over this. He even acts proud over thinking he committed the murders and is only upset about losing his Father's ring.

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* AssholeVictim: He was a [[FantasticRacism Muggle-Hater]] Muggle-hater]] with psychotic tendencies, who liked to mistreat his sister, is framed by Voldemort for the murder of the Riddle Family, has his memories altered so he thinks he performed them, and spends the rest of his life in Azkaban over this. He even acts proud over thinking he committed the murders and is only upset about losing his Father's father's ring.


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* KnifeNut: He greeted any visitors to his home while brandishing a short, bloody knife.
* KickTheDog: His favorite pastime was hexing random Muggles as they passed by.
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* ApronMatron: A formidable witch with a sharp tongue and a good wand arm, and a stern ParentalSubstitute to her grandson.

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* AdultFear: Her son and daughter-in-law were tortured into insanity by Death Eaters, to the point of no longer being able to recognize her or their son.
* ApronMatron: She's very strict with her grandson.
* IronLady:
A formidable witch with a sharp tongue and a good wand arm, and a stern ParentalSubstitute to her grandson.


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* UnstoppableRage: When Neville accidentally left the list of Gryffindor common room passwords lying around, allowing Sirius Black to get into the boys' dormitory, Augusta sent him a Howler that shouted at him about how he had brought shame on the whole family.
13th Aug '17 6:40:39 PM Snowsky
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[[folder:Augusta Longbottom]]

-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

Neville's strict grandmother.

* ApronMatron: A formidable witch with a sharp tongue and a good wand arm, and a stern ParentalSubstitute to her grandson.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Death Eaters thought they could take her. Turns out she sent Dawlish to St. Mungo's.
* NiceHat: She wears one topped with a stuffed vulture.
* SoProudOfYou: After Neville fought the Death Eaters in the Department of Mysteries, she said he was living up to his father's example at last, even buying him a new wand.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: She has very little patience for Neville's nervousness, mistakes or [[IneptMage ineptitude at magic,]] and wishes he would turn out more like his parents, who were famous and respected Aurors. He does.

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* ApronMatron: Augusta Longbottom.



* NeverMessWithGranny: Augusta Longbottom. Death Eaters thought they could take her. Turns out she sent Dawlish to St. Mungo's.
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* AbusiveParents: He treated his daughter terribly, forcing her to do all the work around the house, constantly berating her for being bad at magic.

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* AbusiveParents: He treated his daughter terribly, forcing her to do all the work around the house, house and constantly berating her for being bad at magic.



* {{Pride}}: Despite living in filthy conditions and being considered an "old tramp" by his Muggle neighbors, he still demanded the respect of other wizards because of his family name and descent from Salazar Slytherin.

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* {{Pride}}: Despite living in filthy conditions and being considered an "old tramp" by his Muggle neighbors, he still demanded the respect of other wizards because of his family name and descent from Salazar Slytherin. He preferred living in filth and squalor to selling either of his family heirlooms, the only items of any value that he owned.



* AbusiveParents: Her father belittled her and abused her because he suspected her to be a Squib, despite the fact that he was completely dependent on her to feed him.

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* AbusiveParents: Her father belittled her and abused her because he suspected her to be a Squib, [[UngratefulBastard despite the fact that he was completely dependent on her to feed him.]]
11th Aug '17 8:58:38 PM Snowsky
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%%[[folder:Marvolo Gaunt]]
%%-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

%%Marvolo Gaunt was a descendant to Salazar Slytherin. He was the grandfather of Tom Riddle.
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[[folder:Merope Gaunt]]

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%%[[folder:Marvolo Gaunt]]
%%-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

%%Marvolo Gaunt was a descendant to Salazar Slytherin. He was the grandfather of Tom Riddle.
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[[folder:Merope
[[folder:Marvolo Gaunt]]



The teenaged girl, abused by her father and brother (due to them thinking she was a Squib), who [[SlippingAMickey drugged Tom Riddle Sr. with a potion]], marrying him when he was too infatuated with the potion to consent. When she became pregnant, she stopped giving him the drug, apparently believing he had fallen in love with her. He quickly left, and Merope, at 19, gave birth to Voldemort.

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The teenaged girl, abused by her father and brother (due to them thinking she Marvolo Gaunt was a Squib), who [[SlippingAMickey drugged one of the last living descendants of Salazar Slytherin. He was the grandfather of Tom Riddle Sr. with a potion]], marrying him when he was too infatuated with the potion to consent. When she became pregnant, she stopped giving him the drug, apparently believing he had fallen in love with her. He quickly left, and Merope, at 19, gave birth to Voldemort.Riddle.



* AbusiveParents: He treated his daughter terribly, forcing her to do all the work around the house, constantly berating her for being bad at magic.
* AnimalMotifs: Described as physically resembling a "powerful, aged monkey".
* AxCrazy: He nearly strangled Merope when he found out that she was in love with a Muggle man.
* DeadGuyJunior: Merope gave her child Marvolo for his middle name.
* DyingAlone: When he was freed from Azkaban, his son was still imprisoned and his daughter had run off to get married. He spent the last years of his life in the cottage, alone and with no one to care for him.
* EvilOldFolks: He was fairly old when he learned of his daughter's infatuation with Tom Riddle.
* ParentalFavoritism: Favored his son Marvolo over his daughter Merope.
* {{Pride}}: Despite living in filthy conditions and being considered an "old tramp" by his Muggle neighbors, he still demanded the respect of other wizards because of his family name and descent from Salazar Slytherin.
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[[folder:Merope Gaunt]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

The teenaged girl, abused by her father and brother (due to them thinking she was a Squib), who [[SlippingAMickey drugged Tom Riddle Sr. with a potion]], marrying him when he was too infatuated with the potion to consent. When she became pregnant, she stopped giving him the drug, apparently believing he had fallen in love with her. He quickly left, and Merope, at 19, gave birth to Voldemort.
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* BrokenBird: She was treated horribly by her father and brother for most of her life, and grew up in poverty.
-->...a girl whose ragged gray dress was the exact color of the dirty stone wall behind her. She was standing beside a steaming pot on a grimy black stove, and was fiddling around with the shelf of squalid-looking pots and pans above it. Her hair was lank and dull and she had a plain, pale, rather heavy face. Her eyes, like her brother's, stared in opposite directions. She looked a little cleaner than the two men, but Harry thought he had never seen a more defeated-looking person.



* DeathByDespair: When the love of her life left her, she no longer had a reason to live, not even to raise her baby.



* FishEyes: Her eyes stare slightly away from each other.

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* FishEyes: Her eyes stare slightly away from each other. other, a condition called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strabismus strabismus]].



* IJustWantToBeLoved: Because she was never loved by her family, she was desperate for someone (specifically Tom Riddle Sr.) to love her. She stopped giving him love potions once she became pregnant, hoping that he would love her on his own.

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* IJustWantToBeLoved: Because she was never loved by her family, she was desperate for someone (specifically Tom Riddle Sr.) to love her. She stopped giving him love potions once she became pregnant, hoping that he would love her on his own. He didn't.



* MissingMom: Specifically, Voldemort's missing mom.



* PsychoactivePowers: Her magical abilities were greatly weakened because of her father and brother constantly abusing her, making her believe she was no good at magic. When they were packed off to Azkaban, her magical ability flourished, but [[DespairEventHorizon dropped off completely]] when she was abandoned by her husband. By the time she was about to give birth, she couldn't even muster up enough magic to save her own life.



* TraumaCongaLine: Merope's entire life, to put it simply, sucked. She was the target of constant abuse by her father and brother, never got to go to Hogwarts (most likely because her father believed she was a Squib), and fell in love with a man she knew would never want her. She used a love potion to make him fall in love with her and have her child, but stopped using it after a while, hoping he had genuinely fallen in love with her. He had not. When he left her, she fell into despair and died giving birth to their son.






* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: That dead snake nailed to the door of the Gaunt shack? That was his work. He's seen threatening another one with the same fate.
* BigBrotherBully: He was as horrible to his sister as Marvolo was, standing by and laughing as she was abused. He gleefully told their father about her crush on a Muggle, despite knowing what he would do to her if he knew.
* FishEyes: His eyes pointed in opposite directions, possibly a genetic defect caused by inbreeding.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}: He spoke almost entirely in Parseltongue, using it to communicate with his father and pet snakes.






!!Marvolo Gaunt

* AbusiveParents: He treated his daughter terribly, forcing her to do all the work around the house, constantly berating her for being bad at magic.
* AnimalMotifs: Described as physically resembling a "powerful, aged monkey".
* AxCrazy: He nearly strangled Merope when he found out that she was in love with a Muggle man.
* DeadGuyJunior: Merope gave her child Marvolo for his middle name.
* DyingAlone: When he was freed from Azkaban, his son was still imprisoned and his daughter had run off to get married. He spent the last years of his life in the cottage, alone and with no one to care for him.
* EvilOldFolks: He was fairly old when he learned of his daughter's infatuation with Tom Riddle.
* ParentalFavoritism: Favored his son Marvolo over his daughter Merope.
* {{Pride}}: Despite living in filthy conditions and being considered an "old tramp" by his Muggle neighbors, he still demanded the respect of other wizards because of his family name and descent from Salazar Slytherin.

!!Morfin Gaunt

* AssholeVictim: He was framed by his nephew Voldemort for the murders of the Riddle family, and died alone. No one particularly cared.
* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: That dead snake nailed to the door of the Gaunt shack? That was his work. He's seen threatening another one with the same fate.
* BigBrotherBully: He was as horrible to his sister as Marvolo was, standing by and laughing as she was abused. He gleefully told their father about her crush on a Muggle, despite knowing what he would do to her if he knew.
* FishEyes: His eyes pointed in opposite directions, possibly a genetic defect caused by inbreeding.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}: He spoke almost entirely in Parseltongue, using it to communicate with his father and pet snakes.

!!Merope Gaunt

* BrokenBird: She was treated horribly by her father and brother for most of her life, and grew up in poverty.
-->...a girl whose ragged gray dress was the exact color of the dirty stone wall behind her. She was standing beside a steaming pot on a grimy black stove, and was fiddling around with the shelf of squalid-looking pots and pans above it. Her hair was lank and dull and she had a plain, pale, rather heavy face. Her eyes, like her brother's, stared in opposite directions. She looked a little cleaner than the two men, but Harry thought he had never seen a more defeated-looking person.
* DeathByDespair: When the love of her life left her, she no longer had a reason to live, not even to raise her baby.
* FishEyes: Like her brother, her eyes stared in opposite directions, a condition called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strabismus strabismus]].
* MissingMom: Specifically, Voldemort's missing mom.
* PsychoactivePowers: Her magical abilities were greatly weakened because of her father and brother constantly abusing her, making her believe she was no good at magic. When they were packed off to Azkaban, her magical ability flourished, but [[DespairEventHorizon dropped off completely]] when she was abandoned by her husband. By the time she was about to give birth, she couldn't even muster up enough magic to save her own life.
* TraumaCongaLine: Merope's entire life, to put it simply, sucked. She was the target of constant abuse by her father and brother, never got to go to Hogwarts (most likely because her father believed she was a Squib), and fell in love with a man she knew would never want her. She used a love potion to make him fall in love with her and have her child, but stopped using it after a while, hoping he had genuinely fallen in love with her. He had not. When he left her, she fell into despair and died giving birth to their son.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: By proxy. She gave birth to the child who would become the most feared Dark wizard of all time. WordOfGod says Voldemort might have been different if his mother had lived and been around to raise him.
* {{Yandere}}: She drugged Tom Riddle with a love potion in order to make him have her child.
11th Aug '17 8:54:00 PM Snowsky
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* TraumaCongaLine: Merope's entire life, to put it simply, sucked. She was abused by her father and brother for her entire life, never got to go to Hogwarts (most likely because her father forbade it), and fell in love with a man she knew would never want her. She used a love potion to make him fall in love with her and have her child, but stopped using it after a while, hoping he had genuinely fallen in love with her. When he left her, she fell into despair and died giving birth to their son.

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* PsychoactivePowers: Her magical abilities were greatly weakened because of her father and brother constantly abusing her, making her believe she was no good at magic. When they were packed off to Azkaban, her magical ability flourished, but [[DespairEventHorizon dropped off completely]] when she was abandoned by her husband. By the time she was about to give birth, she couldn't even muster up enough magic to save her own life.
* TraumaCongaLine: Merope's entire life, to put it simply, sucked. She was abused the target of constant abuse by her father and brother for her entire life, brother, never got to go to Hogwarts (most likely because her father forbade it), believed she was a Squib), and fell in love with a man she knew would never want her. She used a love potion to make him fall in love with her and have her child, but stopped using it after a while, hoping he had genuinely fallen in love with her. He had not. When he left her, she fell into despair and died giving birth to their son.
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[[folder:The House of Gaunt]]

!!The House of Gaunt

* AdaptedOut: Left out of the film adaptation of ''Half-Blood Prince.''
* AlliterativeFamily: The last patriarch of the family was named Marvolo, and his son and daughter were called Morfin and Merope.
* AxCrazy: They had notoriously violent tempers due to generations of inbreeding.
* DarkIsEvil: They were a family of Dark wizards, and nearly every single one of them was a rotten person. Especially considering that the last of their line was Lord Voldemort himself.
* FantasticRacism: The Gaunts were also pure-blood supremacists who married within their family to keep their blood pure. [[RoyallyScrewedUp This was not a good idea.]]
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Many generations of inbreeding resulted in their descendants becoming violent and ill-tempered.
* PyrrhicVictory: The family stayed pure-blooded all the way to the end, but drove themselves into extinction doing so.
* RichesToRags: The family was formerly wealthy and respected, but their lack of financial sense and liking for grandeur meant that their bank accounts drained quickly. The last members of the family were reduced to living in a tiny, filthy shack near a Muggle settlement, with only two valuable heirlooms remaining to call their own.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: They were a wealthy, high-class pure-blood family who married their own cousins to keep their blood pure, leading to physical and mental health defects in their members.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}: All members of the family could speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes.
* WalkingSpoiler: Their existence is pivotal to Voldemort's origin story.

!!Marvolo Gaunt

* AbusiveParents: He treated his daughter terribly, forcing her to do all the work around the house, constantly berating her for being bad at magic.
* AnimalMotifs: Described as physically resembling a "powerful, aged monkey".
* AxCrazy: He nearly strangled Merope when he found out that she was in love with a Muggle man.
* DeadGuyJunior: Merope gave her child Marvolo for his middle name.
* DyingAlone: When he was freed from Azkaban, his son was still imprisoned and his daughter had run off to get married. He spent the last years of his life in the cottage, alone and with no one to care for him.
* EvilOldFolks: He was fairly old when he learned of his daughter's infatuation with Tom Riddle.
* ParentalFavoritism: Favored his son Marvolo over his daughter Merope.
* {{Pride}}: Despite living in filthy conditions and being considered an "old tramp" by his Muggle neighbors, he still demanded the respect of other wizards because of his family name and descent from Salazar Slytherin.

!!Morfin Gaunt

* AssholeVictim: He was framed by his nephew Voldemort for the murders of the Riddle family, and died alone. No one particularly cared.
* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: That dead snake nailed to the door of the Gaunt shack? That was his work. He's seen threatening another one with the same fate.
* BigBrotherBully: He was as horrible to his sister as Marvolo was, standing by and laughing as she was abused. He gleefully told their father about her crush on a Muggle, despite knowing what he would do to her if he knew.
* FishEyes: His eyes pointed in opposite directions, possibly a genetic defect caused by inbreeding.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}: He spoke almost entirely in Parseltongue, using it to communicate with his father and pet snakes.

!!Merope Gaunt

* BrokenBird: She was treated horribly by her father and brother for most of her life, and grew up in poverty.
-->...a girl whose ragged gray dress was the exact color of the dirty stone wall behind her. She was standing beside a steaming pot on a grimy black stove, and was fiddling around with the shelf of squalid-looking pots and pans above it. Her hair was lank and dull and she had a plain, pale, rather heavy face. Her eyes, like her brother's, stared in opposite directions. She looked a little cleaner than the two men, but Harry thought he had never seen a more defeated-looking person.
* DeathByDespair: When the love of her life left her, she no longer had a reason to live, not even to raise her baby.
* FishEyes: Like her brother, her eyes stared in opposite directions, a condition called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strabismus strabismus]].
* MissingMom: Specifically, Voldemort's missing mom.
* TraumaCongaLine: Merope's entire life, to put it simply, sucked. She was abused by her father and brother for her entire life, never got to go to Hogwarts (most likely because her father forbade it), and fell in love with a man she knew would never want her. She used a love potion to make him fall in love with her and have her child, but stopped using it after a while, hoping he had genuinely fallen in love with her. When he left her, she fell into despair and died giving birth to their son.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: By proxy. She gave birth to the child who would become the most feared Dark wizard of all time. WordOfGod says Voldemort might have been different if his mother had lived and been around to raise him.
* {{Yandere}}: She drugged Tom Riddle with a love potion in order to make him have her child.
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29th Jul '17 10:08:16 PM Drgonzo
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Half of the problems Harry (and the Order, to a lesser extent) faces in Book 5 are a ''direct'' result of Rita's narrative late in ''Goblet of Fire'' that Potter is mentally/emotionally unstable. Cornelius Fudge swallows said narrative hook, line and sinker: when Harry reveals that Voldemort's back, Fudge (out of either genuine disbelief or fear for the damage a returned Dark Lord would do to his political career) trumpets that narrative from the rooftops and does everything he can to discredit Harry and anyone else saying Voldemort's back instead of planning a defense. This not only helps the Death Eaters infiltrate and take over the ministry, it also leads to Umbridge being appointed to Hogwarts. Had Rita Skeeter not written her normal salacious crap, the Second Wizard War could have gone very differently.
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl[=/=]TallDarkAndHandsome: The Blacks are commonly described as having "great good aristocratic looks". They are considered to be beautiful people, being tall, thin and having attractive features. The traditional look for most of the Black family is black hair and dark eyes with some exceptions, such as Narcissa Malfoy née Black who has blonde hair and blue eyes, Andromeda Tonks née Black having light brown eyes and brown hair, Walburga Black with blonde hair, and Sirius Black with grey eyes.
* BaldOfEvil: Cygnus Black apparently was this. The evidence for the baldness is the fact that Narcissa's son Draco Malfoy was losing his hair in his thirties. As for the evil, he was never blown off the tapestry.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl[=/=]TallDarkAndHandsome: The Blacks are commonly described as having "great good aristocratic looks". They are considered to be beautiful people, being tall, thin thin, and having attractive features. The traditional look for most of the Black family is black aristocratically attractive, with dark hair and dark eyes with some exceptions, such as grey eyes, though Narcissa Malfoy née Black who has blonde hair and blue eyes, Andromeda Tonks née Black having light brown eyes and brown hair, Walburga Black with blonde hair, and Sirius Black with grey eyes.
* BaldOfEvil: Cygnus Black apparently was this. The evidence for the baldness
(and possibly others) is the fact that Narcissa's son Draco Malfoy was losing his hair in his thirties. As for the evil, he was never blown off the tapestry.blond



* KissingCousins: According to the Black Family Tree, she and her husband, Orion, were second cousins.

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* KissingCousins: According to the Black Family Tree, she She and her husband, Orion, were second cousins.



* RacistGrandma: Might as well be her most well-known trait.

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* RacistGrandma: Might as well be her most well-known trait.trait, even though she had no grandchildren
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