Teddy Blanchard is a Ravenclaw alumnus at Hogwarts.
Teddy has been said to be attractive by many from his (almost) always perfectly styled hair to his enticing, green eyes. He is exceptionally tall at 6'2" and tends to tower over most people. He doesn't really mind his height, however. He has a birthmark on the back of his neck in the shape of the Nike checkmark. Teddy would like to get a small tattoo in honor of his mother in the future, perhaps on his hip or ankle.
English, French, German, Russian
His mother reading to him
Type of Childhood
Never seeing his dad again
Theodore Grant Blanchard was born on August 17 in Norfolk, Virginia to Daniel and Lilly Blanchard. With Lilly being a muggle-born Gryffindor alumna, Teddy knew about wizards from a young age, despite his father being a muggle and growing up in the Muggle world. Lilly moved to live with Daniel in Virginia shortly before Teddy was born, leaving London and the wizarding world behind her. Despite his mother having magical abilities, Teddy had a fairly normal childhood up until the age of 9. It was a perfectly normal day in the Blanchard household and Teddy was getting ready for bed. To this day, he still remembers everything vividly. Just as he was going up the stairs, a loud crash sounded from the living room. Teddy raced downstairs to find out what was going on, only for his mother to push him into the cabinet under the TV. Lilly instructed the frightened young boy to stay there until she told him to come out. Terrified and confused, Teddy listened to his mother's instructions. He hid silently until an unfamiliar voice could be heard, followed by his mother's hysterical one. Just as Teddy opened the cabinet door ever so slightly to peek at what was happening, he caught sight of a man shout the words 'avada kedavra' before a blinding light filled the room, followed by the helpless cries of despair coming from his father. The unknown figure apparated away before he could take a good look, leaving behind all traces of his existance. Still frightened and confused by what had just happened, Teddy cautiously pushed open the cabinet door only to be met by the pale, lifeless body of his mother. All of the pieces seemed to come together and Teddy realized what had just happened: his mother was just murdered. Daniel comforted Teddy and took him in his arms for what would be the last time, although neither of them knew at the time. The police arrived not long after the incident when Teddy was torn from his father's grip as Daniel wad handcuffed and thrown into the back of the police car as he was arrested for the supposed murder of Lilly Jean Blanchard. Teddy pleaded and begged for the authorities to let his father go, however no one believed the little boy who claimed his mother had been killed by a wizard. His case was hopeless. Not long after, Daniel was sentenced to a 50 year sentence in prison for the murder of his loving wife. Teddy hasn't seen his father since the trial despite his many attempts to do so.
Teddy was taken in by his Aunt Lizzie in London as she is the only living family member of his who is not in prison. Lizzie herself was a muggle, but having grown up with Lilly she was well aware of the wizarding world. She knew that Daniel didn't kill Lilly, however there wasn't much she could do unless she wanted to be sent to a mental assylum for believing in wizards. It wasn't long until Teddy received his Hogwarts acceptance letter at age 11. By this time, Lizzie had done the best she possibly could to let Teddy live a normal life and be a normal kid despite the traumatic events that had occured only two years prior. Lizzie was thrilled for Teddy as she thought this would help let Teddy live his life normally without the guilt and trauma of his mother's death and father's imprisonment. Teddy has grown to learn that life goes on. He knows that he can't dwell on the past forever, and has done his best to not be the kid whose mother was killed by his father. Being ripped away from his parents and witnessing his own mother's death took a huge toll on Teddy at such a young age. He grew to appreciate everyone around him even more because you never know when your last conversation will be. He hates holding grudges because of this and values and family and friends more than anything. He puts everyone, from family to strangers, before himself. He would risk his life to save another's without a moment of hesitation. Teddy knows what it feels like to feel helpless. He discovered that it is the worst feeling there is, worse than despair even. He has devoted his future to saving everyone around him and keeping them from harm. Ever since his mother's death, Teddy has also been searching for any sort of evidence to prove that his father is in fact not guilty, but has had no such luck. He vows that he will one day find out who murdered his mother and make sure they end up in Azkaban. As much as Teddy despises the wizard who killed his beloved mother, he knows that revenge is never the right way to go, even if the man did take him away from his parents. He would never wish death upon others because he knows what it feels like to have a loved one die no matter how terrible of a person they are.
personality and traits
Valiant, compassionate, intelligent
Slightly sensitive, awkward, too selfless
Most Influenced By
Teddy always puts others before himself and would risk his own life to save another's in a heartbeat. He is always determined to protect those around him regardless of whether he knows them or not. He cannot hold a grudge and hates getting into fights with his loved ones because, as he knows from experience, you never know when you'll be having your last conversation with someone. Teddy is extremely smart and has all O's. He loves reading nonfiction books from both the Muggle and Wizarding Worlds, so he knows much more than the average 17-year-old boy. While away from Hogwarts, Teddy takes summer classes as extracurriculars at King's College for different maths and sciences from statistics to microbiology. He has also learned to speak German, Russian, and French through his French-speaking aunt and online courses. Teddy aspires to one day become an auror and find the man who killed his mother to keep him from doing the same to anyone else and make sure he ends up in Azkaban. Teddy is very noble, and is always determined to do the right thing not for the glory of being a hero, but for the safety of others. He is loyal and is very likeable, so Teddy makes friends easily despite his excessive awkwardness and dorkiness.
Teddy Blanchard Ravenclaw Alumnus -"It's our pain that makes us stronger, our loss that makes us a different person." – Owl Me 13:18, March 13, 2016 (UTC)
skills and magical abilities
Languages: Teddy grew up speaking English up until he left to live with his aunt Lizzie in London after his mother died. She taught him to speak French which he quickly adapted to. From there, Teddy discovered his gift for languages and proceeded to learn German and Russian on his own. He hopes to learn a few more languages in the future: perhaps Chinese or Spanish.
IQ: Teddy has an outstanding IQ of 160. This explains why he can pick up pretty much anything if he sets his mind to it. He had already taken Muggle mathematics through Algebra 2 before he left for Hogwarts.
Wand: Sycamore, Phoenix Feather, 12 inches. The Sycamore makes a questing wand, eager for new experience and losing brilliance if engaged in mundane activities. The Sycamore’s ideal owner is curious, vital and adventurous, and when paired with such an owner, it demonstrates a capacity to learn and adapt that earns it a rightful place among the world's most highly-prized wand woods.
*His favorite color is red. *Teddy can do pretty much everything but cook. He burns water. *He can learn to play pretty much any musical instrument if he's given a week. *His favorite Quidditch team is the Fitchburg Finches. *He is quite the romantic. *As stereotypical as it sounds, Teddy's favorite fictional character is Superman. He owns more Superman comic books and merchandise than he'd care to admit. *His favorite tv shows are Criminal Minds and Sherlock. *Teddy is bisexual. *His favorite subject is Potions with DADA as a close second. *He hopes to one day be a dark wizard catcher auror. *He broke his right pinky finger when he was 10 by slamming it in a door. It's been crooked ever since. *Teddy has some seriously impressive tap dancing skills. He took tap dancing lessons up until his second year at Hogwarts. He finds it embarrassing however and doesn't tell many people. *Teddy is slightly extremely OCD.
Sexual and Romantic Orientation
Bisexual and Biromantic
Losing another loved one
Vine, Phoenix Feather, 12 inches
Jasmine, earl grey tea, crackling firewood
Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson
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