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Ford Robinson
(Character roleplayed by Sugar)
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

– Gautama Buddha

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Ford Robinson
Biographical information
Born

March 18th, 2031
Cayman Islands

Blood status

Muggle-born

Signature
Ford Robinson signature
Physical information
Species

Human/Wizard

Gender

Male

Height

5' 6½"

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Brown

Skin colour

Light Medium

Family information
Family members

  • Erazmo Robinson
    (father)
  • Lili MacTaggart
    (mother)
  • Shelby Robinson
    (sister)
  • Victoria Robinson
    (sister)

Magical characteristics
Boggart

Evil sentient cars

Wand

9" Ash, Unicorn tail hair

Patronus

Non-corporeal

Affiliation
House

Ravenclaw

Loyalty

  • Robinson family
  • MacTaggart family
  • Wallace family
  • Minzett family
  • FitzGerald family
  • Hogwarts
    • Ravenclaw

Ford Robinson is a Muggle-born wizard, the son of Lili MacTaggart and Erazmo Robinson. He is the oldest of three children. He has two younger sisters; Shelby and Victoria. His godfather was his late uncle Marc MacTaggart.

He was named after the Ford Motor Company. He began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 2042, he was Sorted into Ravenclaw house.

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Biography[]

He succeeded in being considered totally uninteresting. People left him alone. And that was all he wanted.

– Patrick Suskind

Early childhood[]

Ford Robinson was born in 2031, to Lili MacTaggart and Erazmo Robinson. He is the oldest of three children. He has two younger sisters; Shelby and Victoria. Lili and Erazmo were odd even by Muggle standards, they didn't conform to normal society. They were unusual and they preferred to be outcasts who lived on the edge of civilization. As a family unit they were quite close to being 'off the grid'. Erazmo had a job working as a mechanic, he was always paid in cash, he didn't receive the typical paper paycheck. Lili didn't work but she could barter with the best of them. The kind of woman who could leave the house with two dollars to her name and come home with two or three full bags of groceries. His dad was the ultimate car guy, Ford admired that a lot about his dad. He tried to copy the way his dad knew how to fix any sort of car problem just by hearing it. Ford grew up around cars, he spent a lot of time with his dad at the car shop. He was the one to bring his dad tools when he was working, no matter how early in the morning or late at night. If it was just Erazmo in the shop then Ford was there with him. He became just as obsessed with cars as he dad was, if not more, it was to be expected. Ford dreamed of being a race car driver when he was little kid. He loved to sit behind the wheel of a car his dad was fixing up and pretend he was driving in the Monaco Grand Prix.

In 2041 ten year old Ford was messing around with another boy, Stuart Ebanks, who was also regular at the shop. They became a little too aggressive with their play fighting. When they were warned they didn't stop for long. They were back at it within minutes, not long after a low blow was stuck did Ford get speared into a stack of tires towering behind him. After Ford's body collided it with it, it started to topple. Stuart didn't stick around to watch Ford get squashed he ran for help. The stack of tires levitated before they fell on the ground giving Ford time to move out of the way. By the time he came back Ford was fine, he was trying to re-stack the tire tower hoping he wouldn't get in too much trouble for it. The Robinson family was stuck by tragedy after a hit and run accident nearly took Erazmo from them. The patriarch was left with a spinal cord injury that impaired his lower extremities leaving him with leg paralysis. It was a hard hit because he was the bread winner of the family. Even he wasn't certain how the family would survive. Lili was able to make up the difference, but it wasn't easy by any means. Erazmo was still able to function, being a paraplegic wasn't easy for him, he wasn't as independent as he once was. Ford stepped up a lot when his dad was down because they couldn't afford rehab or the medical devices that could potentially help him walk again. He took on some of his dad's work at the shop, with supervision.

Hogwarts sent out a representative to the Robinson home to inform the Muggle family of Ford's magical status. Before he was able to begin his first year at Hogwarts he was kicked out of the house. His mother escorted him to Diagon Alley as per the instructions on his acceptance letter. When she overheard someone speaking of the Backpackers Hostel she asked for directions and took him there, she helped him find a room inside and then she left. Ford's been on his own ever since then. He knew he was unwanted after his parents learned he has magic and he wouldn't, more appropriately couldn't, use it to heal his father's spinal injury. Their simple minds wouldn't understand that an eleven year old was incapable of such magic.

Hogwarts Years (2042-2049)[]

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Ford Robinson began his magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 2042, he was Sorted into Ravenclaw.

First year[]

In 2042 he arrived to Hogwarts late and spent a lot of time with the school counsellor. He was in a very obvious depression, after being ousted from his family, he did't share any of that.

Second year[]

In 2043 he'd gotten used to being along in the world. He bottled himself up a lot and it seemed to help with his Herbology marks, he even learned to like the subject quite a bit.

Third year[]

In 2044 he found a part of the magical world he liked it was somewhere between Charms and Transfiguration. It he wasn't reading a car manual he was reading one of those textbooks.

Fourth year[]

In 2045 the summer before fourth year began he got a job a second hand shop in Diagon Alley. He doesn't really like it, but he knows he needs the money more than anything else.

Physical description[]

Species: Human/Wizard

Gender: Male

Height: 5' 6½"

Hair colour: Black

Eye colour: Brown

Skin colour: Light Medium

Personality and traits[]

Ford isn't very friendly, or even that attentive. He might not notice something happening next to him regardless of how loud or close it is. He likes to keep to himself, he's more likely to have his nose buried in a car manual than have his eyes up and forward. He's not the one who's going to reach out first even to say 'hello' or 'excuse me', at least not often. He doesn't like to be bothered with other people and their problems, since he's learned the hard way that they always let him down. He doesn't really see why Muggles and Wizards don't just have a great war and be rid of whomever the loser is. He hasn't got much faith in human kind and he thinks one side wiping out the other would solve a lot of problems in the world, or make them worse. Doesn't matter much to him.

Magical abilities and skills[]

  • Transfiguration
  • Herbology
  • Charms

Possessions[]

  • Wand: Ford's wand is made from Ash, witches and wizards best suited to ash wands are not lightly swayed from their beliefs or purposes. His wand core is made from Unicorn tail hair, the most faithful of all wands, it usually remains strongly attached to the first owner.


  • Owl: Astro Barn Owl

Relationships[]

Family[]

Robinson Family[]

Ford is no longer a member of the Robinson family. If he could think of a better one he would've changed his surname to something else. He was kicked out of the house and ostracized by his parents and sisters when they learned of his magic. They were very hypocritical in their belief that he could've done something to save his father from the physical and mental deterioration following his hit and run accident. They were wrong and their treatment of Ford only managed to make him quite bitter about relationships with other people.

Etymology[]

  • Ford: Meaning "dweller at the ford".
  • Robinson: Meaning "son of Robin (a diminutive of Robert)".
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