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The Sorting Quiz

A. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is a requirement for every character you make! Please italicize the answer.)

1. What are you looking forward to learning at Hogwarts the most?

A. Transfiguration
B. Magical Creatures
C. Hexes & Jinxes
D. The castle's secret areas

2. Pick one:

B. Stars
A. Moon

3. If flowers adapted their scent to attract the unwary, what would it smell of in order to lure you in?

A. Parchment
B. Freshly baked bread
C. A crackling log fire
D. The Sea

4. Pick one:

A. Dawn
B. Dusk

5. Four boxes are placed before you. Which one do you open?

A. The ornate one, promising secret knowledge and unbearable temptation
B. The small, tortoiseshell box, embellished in gold, with a small, squeaking creature
C. The small, pewter box that reads "I only open for the worthy"
D. The gleaming black box marked with Merlin's rune

6. Pick one:

A. White
B. Black

7. What road tempts you the most?

A. The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings
B. The wide, sunny, grassy lane
C. The twisting, leaf-strewn path through woods
D. The narrow, dark, lantern-lit alley

8. Pick one:

A. Forest
B. River

9. What scares you most?

A. Speaking in such a silly voice, people will laugh at you and mock you
B. Waking up and realizing your family & friends don't know you
C. An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room where you're locked
D. Standing on top of something high, without anything to stop you from falling

10. It's late, you're walking alone, and hear a peculiar cry you believe has a magical source. What do you do?

A. Wait for developments, while mentally reviewing the most appropriate spells
B. Draw your wand & stand your ground
C. Draw your wand & search for the source
D. Proceed with caution, keep a hand on the concealed wand, and keep an eye out

The Character's Background

1) Give a description of your character's personality. It must be at least two paragraphs long, seven sentences each. Dillon is a very empathetic person, and he sees himself as sort of a protector to his family. Though he is too young to understand the specifics of why him and his mother had to leave his father, he knows that it affected his mother deeply on a personal level, and he is, as a result, very protective of her. If anyone tried to insult or harm his mother, even if it was someone as close to him as his grandparents simply making a joke, he would be the first to come to her defense. For example, one time over dinner, Pops made a joke about Amy not being as smart as him, and Dillon argued with him for the rest of the meal. It was the first and only time Dillon ever got mad at one of his grandparents. Dillon acts similarly, but to a lesser degree, when it comes to his friends and grandparents. He will be the first to stand up for his friends, even in situations where he is clearly outmatched. He is, overall, the type of person who will have your back no matter what. Despite all this, Dillon is known for his good sense of humor. He is the type who will crack a joke to cheer you up, and he has a mischievous streak. Partially because he spent so much time with his grandparents, who gave him more freedom than his mother would, he loves to explore, and he has a knack for gettting himself into borderline dangerous situations. Because of his reckless streak and his sense of humor, he has a few friends who are a year or two older than him. Though he doesn't go out of his way to impress these types of kids, he sometimes finds himself in situations he might not otherwise if he spent all his time with children his own age, much to the chagrin of his somewhat nervous and protective mother. Dillon would never do anything to hurt anyone, though, and if these older friends were ever cruel to his closer friends who were his own age, he would stick up for the latter and would stop hanging out with the older kids. Overall, Dillon's protective nature conceals a more troublesome side, and he is always looking for something fun and new to do.

2) Write about the history of your character. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? It must be at least three paragraphs long, seven sentences each. Bill and Amy Walsh, two Muggles, met at college, where they fell in love. Their relationship was, like many relationships between young people, somewhat rocky -- Amy caught Bill cheating on her once during their sophomore year, and they broke up. They didn't get back together during college, but at their reunion years later, they met up again. After a few dates, they found that they had fallen back in love with each other, despite their rough past, and eventually married. They moved from Amy's native Ireland to Bill's home state of Indiana, near where they attended college. A few years later, Amy became pregnant with a child, and on December 16th, right before Christmas, she gave birth to a boy, who they named Dillon Michael Walsh. Little did they know Dillon had magical abilities. Not everything was perfect in the Walsh family, though. Bill had problems with alcohol which began to spiral out of control while Dillon was a toddler. Oftentimes, Bill would come home well after midnight, if he came home at all, and he spent the vast majority of his money on alcohol and gambling. Amy tried to confront him several times but nothing happened. She threatened to leave, but even this didn't work, and eventually she had no choice but to make good on her threats. Amy took Dillon and they moved back to Ireland. At first, they lived with Amy's parents, but eventually Amy got a steady job and they were able to live on their own. Amy, however, spent a lot of time working, so Dillon spent many hours of the day during his formative years with his grandparents, whom he grew to call Nana and Pops. Dillon's first sign of magic showed when he was eight years old. Amy was forced to break the hard news to Dillon that, after a short battle with cancer, Nana had passed away. He was old enough to understand what that went, and he locked himself in his room. His mother left him alone until she heard a loud bang. She burst into the room to find a bookshelf tipped over, and with Dillon just as startled as she. She tried to comfort Dillon and explain to him that he couldn't react to the news with anger, but Dillon insisted that it had happened on its own. Little did they know that it was an early sign of Dillon's magic. A few years later, a representative from Hogwarts showed up at their house to extend an invitation to him to attend the magical school. Amy was happy for her son, and after saying goodbye to his mother and grandfather, he went to Hogwarts.

3) Write about your character's appearance. What do they look like? Are you planning on using a certain model for your character? If you already have a picture in mind, you can put it here! I plan on using Riley Thomas Stewart as a model.


4) Is your character a Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important characters from the Harry Potter Universe!) Muggle-born

5) Does your character have any special abilities? Is he or she of a different magical race, such as Veela, Vampire, Werewolf or the like? Part or half of a magical race counts! (Remember, you cannot have a character with special abilities/of a different magical race as one of your first two characters!) N/A

6) What year is your character in? 1st

7) The Sorting Hat has been known to take house preference into consideration. If your character could select one house they believe they are best suited for, what would it be and why?

Gryffindor or Hufflepuff most likely. Gryffindor because Dillon is a bold child who will stick up for his loved ones at all costs, even if he is a bit rash at times. Hufflepuff because he is, at heart, a very compassionate boy who consistently puts others before himself.

OOC Questions

B. Whilst the first two questions will not affect the character's house (and are mandatory), the others are designed specifically to help users come up with their character's ideal job (and are optional).

1) Is this your first character?

A. This is my first character.
B. No, this is not my first character.

2) If your answer to the previous question is B, how many characters do you have? How many of them are "exotic"?

3) What would people who know your character well say they're really good at?

People would say that he is very empathetic and knows how to help other people.

4) What do they really want to avoid in their future job/career? Do they hate working in an office? Do they hate the field?

Dillon would not like to be confined to an office space, as it would restrict his free-spirited nature. He would also hate doing small odd jobs, as he would feel as though he is not making much of an impact.

5) Aside from family and peers, what motivates your character the most in life? What drives their passion?

Dillon is motivated by a curious nature. He is always looking to discover and find new things, and he loves being the first person to find something, whether that be a cool new place to explore or an interesting new fact.

6) Where does your character's weaknesses lie?

Dillon can be a bit too rash. He lets his emotions control him sometimes, and as a result makes ill-advised decisions.

7) Wand cores and woods speak volumes about a person's character. What is your character's wand? Why does it answer to them?

Red Oak with dragon heartstring. It answers to him because he is quick to act and has a bit of a temper. He is also committed, though, and it is a good fit for him.


Gryffindor crest The Sorting Hat has placed Dillon Walsh into Gryffindor!

"You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart."

Dillon might be a good journalist.

Pusheen I don't spill tea or throw shade, I just state facts. ~Jinae

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