Zelos Agrius Pope is a half-blood wizard, the son of Triana Solo and Remus Pope. Zelos has two siblings, his elder brother Alastor and his elder sister Lyssa. His godmother was his father's best friend Tehya Viteri.
He was named after the ancient Greek personification of zeal or emulation. He began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 2016, and was Sorted into Hufflepuff house.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
– George Herman Ruth
Zelos Agrius Pope was born in 2005 to Triana Solo and Remus Pope. As the youngest child he is four years younger than his elder brother Alastor and his elder sister Lyssa. If Alastor or Lyssa excelled at something he wasn't interested in it. He didn't give himself the opportunity to choose, his place in life was forced on him early on. Zelos always made it a mission to the opposite of them in whatever way that he could, big or small. If they did something good then he wanted to do something bad, if they were being mean then he was going to be nice. He wanted to be independent of them since they would always be so closely linked to one another.
In 2015 Zelos was playing with a stray cat that liked to follow him around. He and that ugly creature had made fast friends over a short period of weeks. He even brought food from his own plate out to the animal during the day, and sometime at night. His sister Lyssa decided to kick that cat, not because she disliked the it, because she disliked Zelos. In her mind she wasn't being mean, she was "protecting" her brother. Their father told him not to touch that cat and Zelos continued to disobey. Zelos was so frightened, angry and confused he made his sister burp slugs and slime. They've been engaged in a bitter sibling rivalry ever since that day. Alastor seems to be the only reason they haven't successfully killed one another.
Prior to going off to Hogwarts himself Zelos was treated to a special combination of freedom and loneliness. He was the youngest child, that meant everything was filtered through two other people before he typically got to experience it. Without his constant battles with Lyssa and the protection provided by Alastor he felt like he had nothing. They had always, always, been around whether he wanted them there or not. It felt strange to him to not be able to run to his brother or run from his sister as he would on any given day. Despite the fact that she would continue to have a disdain for him Zelos grew to appreciate his sister in that moment, his brother even more so.
His struggles with his magical abilities had gone on for years before he noticed it for what it truly was. He was Clairvoyant, Clairaudient to be exact, he can hear a persons thoughts. The perfect person for such a skill since he was already good at keeping things to himself. His first friend that wasn't a family member to him, Leah Hughes, helped him to learn about about his powers. By practicing this little game with him that they called 'What Am I Thinking?', it was for fun, and it was of great use to him. She was the friendly daughter of one of his father's business partners, the youngest child just like he was. Her family adored Zelos and he was invited over to their home often.
Hogwarts Years (2016-2023)
Zelos Pope began his magical education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 2016, he was Sorted into Hufflepuff.
In 2016 Zelos boarded the Hogwarts Express for the first time. Headed for Hogwarts in the first years carriage he was joined by: Zinnia Pummell, Crispin Bundy, Martine Quigley, Terrence Dibley, and Leah Hughes.
In 2017 he decided he wanted to be a wizarding athlete. He tried out for his house quidditch team and played Keeper.
In 2018 his favorite classes were Potion, Herbology and Transfiguration. They elective courses he choose for that year were; Muggle Studies and Study of Ancient Runes.
In 2019 he'd given up on Muggle Studies after getting a miserable grade somehow. He took Care of Magical Creatures in it's place and continued Study of Ancient Runes.
In 2020 he added Healing classes to his list of elective and joined Art Club. After playing Keeper for two consecutive years he applied for Captain of his house quid ditch team, he wasn't selected.
In 2021 he started training as an alternate learning to play as Beater and Chaser. He was told he was too bulky to be an effective Seeker. He applied for House Prefect, he wasn't selected. He began taking Apparition Lessons.
In 2022 he secretly trained as a Seeker because he didn't like being told that he couldn't do it. He was never allowed to play said position, he learned how to regardless. He applied for both Head Boy and House Prefect, he wasn't selected. He continued Apparition Lessons.
After Hogwarts Zelos continued studying medicine and practicing Art. He began training to pursue a career as a Healer by first studying wandless magic in Uganda. He then spent five years in Egypt studying Alchemy.
In 2037 he completed a work study programme in Sweden following an eight year span working in both a top notch hospital facility and an experimental clinical setting. Under the supervision of veteran psychiatrists he received supervised training studying medicine and mental magic for another eight years while in the United States.
In 2045, post completion of his extensive medical training, he took a job at a small clinic back home. After working exclusively as a Healer and Psychiatric Consultant in his hometown of Rhyl, he began pursing work opportunities in Scotland.
Zelos is a funny, friendly guy with a heart bigger than you would expect from a man his size. He's exceptionally generous willing to give the shirt off his back to a person in need. He's a guy who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. It's the same reason he'd rather spend his life healing that do any level of damage. He prefers to deal with all situations in the most clearheaded, unbiased, way that he can. Zelos likes to think his problems through logically, he doesn't let himself be ruled by emotion. He's can be stubborn and stuck in his ways. He knows what's right and he knows what wrong, he never wavers in his beliefs.
Magical abilities and skills
Wand: Zelos' wand is made from Hawthorn, complex and intriguing in its nature, sometimes called the doctor's wand or wand of health for it is gifted in healing magic, but also adept at curses. His wand core is made from Hippocampus scale, aquatic in origin, this component "focuses on the mind wonderfully", mapping its labyrinth and unearthing its treasures like no other.
Owl: Hippolyta Screech Owl
Pets: 4 cats, 5 dogs
Cats: British & American shorthairs; Calliope, Clio, Thalia and Erato
Dogs: Greyhounds; Arachne, Niobe, Syrus, Castor and Pollux
Zelos didn't have a strong 'family unit' like he would have wanted. His father and sister were more neglectful and abusive than he cares to admit. He had his brother and that meant more to him than anything in the world. The bond Zelos shared with Alastor made all the abuse he lived through at hands of Lyssa and Remus seem like it was just a bad dream. He could easily forget about all the torment when he'd had a good laugh with his brother playing one of Zelos' favorite games.
When he was a boy (Infancy-Teenager) he had a nanny who was more like family to him. She was the mother and sister he always dreamed of. Her name was Tina and he loved her.
Zelos: Meaning “zeal, fervour, ardour, ardent love, jealousy”.
Agrius: Derived from the Ancient Greek name “agrós (ᾰ̓γρός) ágrios ( ἄγρῐος)”, meaning “living in the open fields, wild, non-domesticated, savage”.
Pope: Derived from a nickname. 'the pope'; meaning "papa, father".