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Norberto Talavera
Norberto Talavera2
Birthdate December 21st, 2012
Birth Place Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile
Hometown Port Howard, West Falkland, Falkland Islands
Accent Spanish
Heritage Chilean
Bloodline Pure-Blood
Family Talavera, Zalaquett
Wand Arm Right dominant
Wand Length 10⅞"
Wand Wood Beech
Wand Core Dragon Heartstring
Boggart Azkaban
Patronus Magpie
Amortentia Cherimoya, Raspberry jam, Onions
Hecate Grimm


Berto Talavera - Mental Brick Wall · Unspeakable
Send Me an Owl! - “I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure.”
“My mind wanders a lot, but fortunately it's too weak to go very far.”

Vital Information

Norberto Talavera is a Pure-Blood wizard of Chilean descent. He is the son of María de Lourdes Zalaquett and Vladimiro Talavera.

Full Name: Norberto Talavera
Meaning of name: Norberto — "heroic"
Nickname: Berto
Birthdate: December 21st
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Type of childhood: Blissful
First memory: Making raspberry jam
Most important childhood event: His father's death
Why: His mother uprooted them

Life Before Hogwarts

Why is there a penguin on my roof?!?

– María Talavera

It got tired of walking and... it flew up there?

– Berto Talavera

When Berto was three years old he received a cochlear implant. It came as a great surprise to both of his parents to learn that their son was deaf. His mother admits he was a quiet baby. She always assumed that he was quiet because he was content. His parents had difficulty accepting the fact that although Berto could not hear, he could still do everything else the same as anyone else. Berto learned to speak with the help of Speech and Language Therapy, he also learned to sign through therapy sessions. He tries to use the fact that he has a "disability" as a reason to misbehave, and a free pass that he gets to stir up trouble. Berto was made fun of a lot when other children noticed his cochlear implant. They would point, and whisper things about him, or laugh behind his back. He always pretended like the horrible things that were said about him did not bother him because that what was he was told to do. He would have quit doing it if it had not worked. When he stopped being made fun of, he started causing trouble. Brett was able to turn his relationship with some of his bullied around. They admired how good at manipulating people by using their pity to his advantage.

He can hear perfectly well thanks to his cochlear implant, and he can speak quite clear because of his ongoing speech therapy. He is a little insecure about the way his speech might sound to other people. He knows his family accepts the way he talks, he does not believe other will be as accepting. He signs nearly everything, and he pretends his hearing device is not working right when he gets bored, or when something happens he does not agree with. He mostly uses his "disability" to try to gain sympathy from people, since he knows that most people cater to or take advantage of a weakness. He exploits himself to his own benefit. Despite having his cochlear implant Berto relies heavily on sign language. He struggled learning to lip read although he did not need to. For years he would not speak around certain individuals. His grandfather forced him to speak at home, but in public Berto would grunt or growl for attention. It lead to a lot of sore throats. When the words finally began to click in his brain he became more confident in his speech, his family jokes that it became impossible to shut him up. He does not find that amusing, and their joking at his expense tends to backfire. While they are hoping he will laugh with them he usually storms away angry.

He spent his childhood in the extreme south of Chile with his mother and his father. They made a profit off of tourists, shuttling them in cabs and minibuses between destinations. His father made a killing financially during the summer time when the cruise ships would visit. Berto loved taking the trips with his father, even the 11 hours drive to Argentina. If it were not for that head-on collision he would probably still be there, with his father going on those, long drives to Ushuaia, with the beautiful scenery. His mother had them relocated to Falkland Islands as soon as possible after the death of his father, Berto ached for Chile as soon as they left. He knew his mother could not bare to take the trips he and his father used to take no matter the money she would make. It would never be worth it to her, he felt the opposite. As much as he wanted to stay to continue his father's work, and to feel that sense of closeness to him he knew he had to leave with his mother, he had to take care of her now.

His magic began to manifest at ten years of age due to his intense unhappiness in their new home. It occurred for a number of other reasons as well, other than the lack of his best friend/father, it was significantly colder as it snows often and the area is frequented by sub-Antarctic island weather and big storms. There is also a penguin colony where they lived. Berto was often causing things to happen, such as little fires, and the occasional penguin on the roof. His mother always forgave him, after a stern reprimand despite it being accidental. Both he and his mother hated living in the settlement, but he tried to pretend everything was okay for her. She was sad, as was he. He did not want to make her feel worse by letting her see how miserable he was. He thought if he could show her that they could have a good life together, that she might get better. He began to think of himself as the source of her depression when he saw the change in her once he started school. When he returned at the end of the school year she was not the same person when he left.

Mmoetia - Ravenclaw

He chose not to go to Hogwarts when he was sent off to wizarding school. He went to Castelobruxo because the mystique was too intriguing not to find out what the school was like first hand. He earned exemplary marks in his Potions courses, as well as his Charms and Herbology courses. He was one of the highest performing students consistently earning top marks during his entire academic career. He had an interest in mental magic that earned him the attention of the Brazilian Ministry of Magic. He was transferred to Anansi's School of Witchcraft during his fourth year to study legilimency and occlumency with letters of recommendation from his former professors and the headmaster at Castelobruxo. He also claimed he had Alchemic ambitions, his honest goal at the time was to become both a Legilimens and an Occlumens. His skill in mental magic was great for an amateur that he breezed through the course work, effortlessly. He was offered a position in the Brain Room within the British Ministry of Magic. He was offered the position with an exception being that he take on an internship and complete his seventh year at Hogwarts. His internship allowed him to fast track an early admission into his Unspeakable career.

Additional Facts

Lower education:
Castelobruxo; (1-3)
Anansi; Mmoetia (4-6)
Hogwarts; Ravenclaw (7)
Higher education: O.W.L. Results
Charms — O
Transfiguration — E
Herbology — O
Defense Against the Dark Arts — E
Ancient Runes — A
Potions — O
Care of Magical Creatures — E
Astronomy — A
Divination — P
Arithmancy — T
History of Magic — P
Muggle Studies — A
N.E.W.T. Results
Charms — O
Transfiguration — O
Herbology — O
Defense Against the Dark Arts — E
Ancient Runes — A
Potions — O
Care of Magical Creatures — E
Astronomy — A
History of Magic — P
Muggle Studies — A

Talents (hidden or not): Mental Magic
Extremely skilled at: Transfiguration
Extremely unskilled at: Astronomy
Good characteristics: Spontaneous
Character flaws: Reckless

Color: Orange
Food: Paila marina
Music: Chilean rock, hip-hop
Clothing style/Outfit: Grungy
Literature: Adventure fiction
Expressions: “Just In The Nick of Time”
Quote: “Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.”

Personality

Deceptive - Rebellious, Impulsive, Nurturing, Protective

Probably something he picked up from his father when he was still alive. Berto sees absolutely nothing wrong with lying. Be it a fat obvious lie or a little hard not to believe fib. He has gotten much better at deciding which is best for certain situations over the years. He has a big heart as evident by how deeply he cares for his mother's well being from her health to her mental state. After having his bleeding heart broken irreparably he keeps it hidden. It is buried beneath his tough exterior. He masks genuine emotion with a lot of sarcasm, and the occasional crude joke. He would much rather be known for his obvious flaws than his buried weaknesses. He is quite impulsive and needlessly reckless. He has a penchant for doing stupid things that are inevitably going to cause him harm. He drinks like he needs it to survive and he is terrible a doing anything in a way that normal people wold consider safe. He likes to push his boundaries to their absolute limits. He thinks it makes him stronger. Each day that he has engaged in something idiotic and not lost his life is a day in which he considers himself to have cheated death. His goal of course is not to have something to brag about, it is simply to be the master of his own destiny.

Appearance

He has roughish good looks. He has piercings in his nose, and both of his ears. He has tattoos on his shoulder, across his chest and on his forearms. He has a ruggedly handsome face despite the soulful mystique he exudes. He has a golden skin complexion. His eyes are a darkish brown almost black, and he has thick brown hair that he keeps shaved down, when he is not growing it out to various lengths. He always wears new or vintage muggle clothes. The more rare the article of clothing the better the compliment he receives.

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