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Ainslie Morgan
Evelyn Morgan (mother)
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Ainslie Morgan is a fourth year, Slytherin, half-Veela student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


Everyone wonders where her dark hair comes from, looking between Ainslie and her fair-haired Veela mother - the answer is her absentee father, in all truth, but she doesn't much like to think about that. She couldn't live with the Veela clan because her mother feared some form of discrimination, so she's been living most of her life with her paternal aunt, with occasional visits to her mother, and she has to explain the difference in looks away. Her FC is Grace Phipps.

Ainslie Morgan was the first of two children born to Evelyn (a Veela, who took on the surname 'Morgan' for the sake of her children having one that wasn't their absentee father's) and a father she's never known - she was mostly raised by their paternal aunt, her uncle, with her cousins from multiple aunts and uncles serving as siblings. It's a big family, and Ainslie's socialism reflects that.

She doesn't want to be thought of as a charity case, though; she's not that. Ainslie works for what she gets and finds more joy in the little things. The large family live in a house set in a large area of forest, and Ainslie has her own cabin for when she needs to get away - it's her favourite place in the world to be, and Hogwarts (although much bigger, much grander) pales in comparison to it in her eyes.

You'd expect a half-veela girl to be more glamorous, and she is capable of dressing for a social event should she want to, but since she was a child she has always wanted to be an adventurer. Like Bear Grylls. And despite her wizarding family's (muggle-born wizards) assurances that she wouldn't need to, she's always been learning survival skills. Sometimes she'd vanish into the woods for her own survival adventure. (Her first sign of magic was a small ball of light guiding her back home. If she tried, she could replicate it.

She sort of resented the magic, wanted to stay home and be a wilderness child - but the stories of Obscurials led her to accept the invitation to Hogwarts when it came, surely enough, as it had for each of her cousins.

The arrival of her younger sister had jarred the little family, but now she's used to it, Ainslie is as protective of her as she is of her younger cousins. Ainslie does visit her mother's veela clan sometimes, but has never really associated her with the title of parent. It's all about who you're raised by, and the only reason she doesn't resent it is she knows it's not her mother's fault that she couldn't stay with the Veela clan.

She went off to start her first year at Hogwarts. Now she's a fourth year Slytherin and she doesn't like it any more than she did on day one. (Well, flying at irresponsible heights and attempting to be Bear Grylls in the Forbidden Forest is still appealing.)


You might be surprised to learn that someone who's literally half-veela has such a gritty dream - to become the next Bear Grylls - but the element of shock, and surprise, is something Ainslie Morgan actually rather enjoys holding over people's heads. It's an advantage, a slight one, but an advantage all the same, and Ainslie's always been one to hold her cards close to her chest. There's a burning ambition to make something of herself, like her aunt has always said she should, as well as an equally fervent need to uncover the real truth about things. That might be her conspiracy theorist persona speaking there - if there's a conspiracy about it, she probably has already read into it and is in the process of doing her own, personal, investigation. (She has a cousin who's a detective. They're acquainted, and one of her best friends is an info broker. Connections. Ainslie likes to know useful people.)

She's a decent gambler, she can play darts, and can lie through her teeth smiling to your face. (Her poker face and lying ability is the best thing she ever learned from her uncle, much to her aunt's dismay.) But her most striking ability is those leaned toward survival, even those that could be much more easily accomplished with magic. She wants to be Bear Grylls, really she does, with that survival-of-the-fittest temperament (she makes friends, but she'll always put herself first, the inner cynic) and she's not too keen on the magic part. She's probably the only witch who hates it. Everyone (mostly) knows she has a case of schadenfreude, so if she's laughing at your pain, it's not just you. She's like that to everyone. (She laughs at her own too, and there's plenty of that to laugh at.)

She cheats at Wizard's Chess, and Gobstones, and every other game under the sun, and gets away with it most of the time. Placing the blame on others is something she has a talent for, if she says the right words and sets the pieces up. (The cousins she lives with have learnt this fast. Her aunt thinks that the nature child is an actual angel insistent on living in a treehouse in her back garden. The cousins know better.)

Don't get her wrong, she's not the usual Slytherin type - she's breezy, sociable, friendly. It's the ambition that fuels every action she makes that might place her in the house of the serpents. However, she's always very aware of her surroundings, and she's more of a realist than a fantasist, and she's aware of other people and their intentions. She'll never sell out your secrets though, not unless you really make her feel wronged and hurt. Ainslie operates in what you might call a kind of 'organised chaos' - it's a mess, really, but she knows where everything is and that's all that matters.

She's got an almost unsettling lack of stress in situations that would be expected to induce it (she's been trying to survive in the wild since she was a kid) and she does a lot of things that could be considered dangerous out of pure curiosity, or because she feels it would likely end in something beneficial to her. Ainslie, unfortunately, has to be right, and winning matters more than protecting people's feelings. There's an overwhelming need to get out of here, because she gets bored of things, and people, on occasion. The same old place can just grow tiring. She is an ESTP.


friends, acquaintances and enemies


Ainslie's main skills, unfortunately for her Hogwarts education, don't lie in the magical area. (She's faintly sure she'll abandon magic mostly when she gets out of this place. It makes things too simple and she doesn't like that.) They're mostly self-taught survivalist skills, and a few other odds and ends.

  • Knot-tying.
  • Lock-picking.
  • Fire-making.
  • Basic first aid. (This she wants to learn more of.)
  • Identifying edible plantation.
  • Shelter-building.
  • (Cheating at) Wizards' Chess.

Yes, she knows she could do these things with magic. But that takes away the whole Bear Grylls aesthetic. How easy would it have been for Bear Grylls if he'd had a wand? She can, however, do defensive magic for the most part, and is barely decent at the rest. Except Transfiguration. She's shockingly bad at that. And everyone falls asleep in History of Magic, right? History of Magic isn't going to help you survive the impending apocalypse, after all.


Ainslie is a conspiracy theorist. She doesn't have to buy into them; she just enjoys making other people buy into them.

  • Her dream is to be the wizarding world's equivalent of Bear Grylls. Really - her mum raised her on these kinds of survivalist shows.
  • She does, however, constantly prepare for the (zombie or not) apocalypse, because she wants to be ready for that. People laugh now but they won't later.
  • Ainslie has a case of mild (not mild at all) schadenfreude. It's German and it means 'to take pleasure in other people's suffering.' So if she laughs when someone gets hit with a bludger, it's nothing personal - she's just like that with everyone.
  • Ainslie doesn't make bets she doesn't think she can win. (She has one hell of a poker face. It helps to hide when she cheats at wizards' chess. It's not cheating unless you've been caught out.) But she does enjoy gambling as an idea, and she can play poker pretty well.
  • She's a dab hand at darts. (She used to really love watching old videos of Phil 'The Power' Taylor, on the television in the forest cabin. How they got electricity in there is still beyond her.)
  • Ainslie is vegetarian. She tried vegan, but she promptly discovered she couldn't live without most dairy foods.


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