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Lesley Kirtle, the current Hogwarts Potions teacher. She's comparitively young and rather uncertain, but a competent teacher.

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Lesley Kirtle, the current Hogwarts Potions teacher. She's comparitively comparatively young and rather uncertain, but a competent teacher.teacher.
* MismatchedEyes: One blue, one green. They are noted for giving her a slightly manic look.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Deplores the tendency towards bullying and elitism in the less pleasant parts of Ravenclaw house, and does his best to curb these attitudes.


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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [=McGonagall=] may not like to break the rules, but she knows how to use them to her advantage [[spoiler: such as when she responsibly lets Edgar Young's prospective employer know the extent of his bullying at Hogwarts, torpedoing Edgar's professional ambitions.]]
* LawfulGood: She's a lot less relaxed about rule-breaking than Dumbledore, but her punishments are never unnecessarily cruel.
* SternTeacher
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure


* MeaningfulName: Named after a constellation, like his father and great-aunts. Hyperion was a Titan in Greek Mythology who was associated with wisdom and light, and also the father of Helios the sun-god.

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* MeaningfulName: Named after a constellation, like his father and great-aunts. great-aunts; a common version of the mythological origin of the Scorpius constellation is one where Artemis sent a scorpion to protect the world's animals from the hunter Orion fitting for a FriendToAllLivingThings. Hyperion was a Titan in Greek Mythology who was associated with wisdom and light, matching well with Scorpius being sorted into Ravenclaw and also being the father of Helios the sun-god.Malfoy family's WhiteSheep. He considers it an EmbarrassingMiddleName, though.



* MeaningfulName: Her mother wanted her to be musical. It didn't work out.

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* MeaningfulName: Her mother wanted her to be musical. It didn't work out. On a meta level, 'Lyra' is a name frequently used in fanfiction for [[OriginalCharacter female Malfoy relatives]], particularly when Scorpius is given a sister.


* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Tries to turn Merva in to McGonagall at the end.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Tries to turn Merva in to McGonagall [=McGonagall=] at the end.]]


* [[HeelRealization]]

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* [[HeelRealization]][[spoiler: HeelRealization]]


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Particularly compared to JerkAss Edgar Young.

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* [[spoiler: TheAtoner]]


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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Tries to turn Merva in to McGonagall at the end.]]
* [[HeelRealization]]
* [[spoiler: LaserGuidedAmnesia: She specialises in precise memory modification.]]
* [[spoiler:MoreThanMindControl: She acts under the influence of the Obsession Elixir, but the origin of her motivation is trying to stop her friend Merva from JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Comforts Rose after she is laughed at by Scorpius.
* TheHeart: of the third-year FiveManBand.


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* TheLancer: to James Sirius in the third-year FiveManBand.


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* TheSmartGuy: of the third-year FiveManBand.


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* BigBrotherBully: Downplayed. Hes not above teasing Al and telling tales to frighten him, but they seem to genuinely care about each other overall.
* TheLeader: of the third-year FiveManBand.


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* BlackAndNerdy
* BrainyBrunette
* [[spoiler: ConsummateLiar]]

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: With her cousin Albus at the start of the fic.


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* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Rose at the beginning.


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* StrongFamilyResemblance: She's described as looking like an older, more confident version of Millie.

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* IAmVeryBritish
* SternTeacher


* SoapBoxSadie: Rose is very much onboard with her mum's causes. Of course, she's twelve at most, so her understanding of most issues comes across as soap-boxing .



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[[folder:Charlie Weasley]]
Rose's uncle and the only unmarried Weasley sibling of her parents' generation. He is mentioned but does not appear.
* CoolUncle
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[[folder:Teddy Lupin]]
Harry's godson and Scorpius's second cousin.
* PursuingParentalPerils: Wants to become an Auror like his mum. His Grandmother is not impressed.
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* SchoolNurse: On maternity leave throughout the main fic.


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* SchoolNurse


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* [[ContrastingSequelMainCharacter Contrasting Sequel Character]]: Compared to Snape and Slughorn, former heads of Slytherin. He is far more in the line of [=McGonagall=], being very strict in and out of class and never favouring his own house.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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* MindControlMusic

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[[folder:Orpheus Lloyd]]
A Slytherin student who is friends with Eleanor and Millie. Appears as a background character in ''Returning'' and a main character in ''Off To Hogwarts, Dear?''.
* CompellingVoice: When he sings, as a result of his siren ancestry. His misuse of it results in his Muggle schoolmates having to be Obliviated.
* EnthrallingSiren: One of his ancestors was one.
* FantasticRacism: Having mixed wizard and mermaid ancestry leads to him being regarded with suspicion by the Obliviators.
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of his ancestors was a siren.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Thanks to the Obliviators, nobody at his Muggle school remembers his existence.
* SirensAreMermaids
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* FantasticRacism: A boy calls her a 'halfbreed' in response to being rejected.


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* PetTheDog: She's usually fairly arrogant and self-centred, but she shows a kinder side when encountering a fellow HalfHumanHybrid in ''Off To Hogwarts, Dear?''.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Paired with large doleful GreenEyes.

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