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Fourth Year

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Second Year

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Default Ethan McCarthy, Ravenclaw Prefect
Unforgivably Cursed | adultescent

Model: Aaron Stanford

{basic information}
Full name: Ethan Malachi McCarthy
Date of Birth: 5 February 2063
Place of Birth: Heidelberg, Germany
Blood Status: Pureblood
Relationship Status: Dating Minerva Wheatborn

Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5' 11"

Father: Finn McCarthy
Mother: Meloria McCarthy (née Morgan)
Siblings: none
Pet: Siamese cat, Elise

{magical characteristics}
Wand: Ash, phoenix feather core, 11 3/4 inches
Patronus: Badger
Boggart: you don't really think he's going to tell you that, do you? *eyes*
Amortentia: coffee, peanut butter cups, damp earthy scent

Ethan is a generally friendly and laid-back person, though he's not exceptionally outgoing and often prefers the company of a few rather than a large crowd. There are very few people he genuinely does not like, but those he doesn't give him good reason not to. Not usually quick to anger, he is one who can typically shrug off things that might be considered bothersome, but he also tends to steer clear of drama, something he has little tolerance for. Other things that annoy him and might get a reaction from him include being patronized, feeling like someone is trying to threaten him, and being lied to. He is also exasperated easily with stupidity and a lack of humor.

Ethan was a bit surprised to be sorted into Ravenclaw as he doesn't care much for books and spellwork doesn't come as easily to him as he would like. He loses interest quickly in things that don't make sense to him. But things he does have interest in, he does exceptionally well. He is an avid nature lover, enjoying animals and especially plant life, carrying over to his interest in experimental herbology. Some of his necessities include espressos and chocolate frogs, and more recently peanut butter cups. He is fluent in English, German, and French, making his accent a bit difficult to distinguish.

Ethan was born a month premature in Heidelberg, Germany, the first and only child to Finn and Meloria McCarthy, an upper-middle class pureblood family. His father, Finn, is a Beauxbatons graduate from the Isle of Wight and his mother, Meloria is a Hogwarts graduate from Essex, England. After they were married, the couple moved to Heidelberg once Finn obtained a job with the German Ministry of Magic.

Ethan's early childhood was filled with extended family visiting, exploring the nature of his country, and pre-formal lessons. At the insistence of his parents, he began classical piano lessons at age four, etiquette classes at age six, and formal dancing lessons at age eight. He was also homeschooled by his governess from age 6 to 10. The only one of these he truly enjoyed was the piano with which he is still quite skilled, though the etiquette lessons still stick with him in the back of his mind, making him fairly well-mannered.

Once he turned 11, it was time to begin his formal magical education. As was tradition on the McCarthy side of the family, it was determined that he attend Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, where he spent four years.

{formal education}
  • Beauxbatons Academy of Magic - Years 1-4
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - Years 5-7

Text Cut: Years 1-4
Ethan's first few years of his educational career began routinely enough at Beauxbatons. There he discovered a passion for Herbology, especially experimenting with hybrid breeding, and found he had inherited his mother's gift with potions. He secured a position as chaser on his Quidditch team, though a serious accident midway through the season seemed to end his Quidditch career early. He fell in with a fun-loving crowd, while great friends and entertaining, ended up being a source of trouble in his fourth year in a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time - and his parents made the decision to transfer him to Hogwarts.

Text Cut: Year 5
At his new school, Hogwarts, Ethan did his best to adjust to making new friends and fitting in to the house of Ravenclaw - which he was sure the sorting hat had made a mistake. He spent much of the year studying for OWLs, going to Quidditch games, and began dating his current girlfriend, Minerva Wheatborn. Initially conflicted with his feelings torn between two girls, he realized how much he liked Minerva after she very publicly revealed her feelings for him and they soon began dating, making it official that Valentine's Day. He ended the year passing 12 OWLs, a befitting reward for his hard work. Unfortunately, he also lost much of his personal botanical research in a greenhouse explosion near the end of this year as well.

Text Cut: Year 6
With the help of his friends and girlfriend, Ethan began to feel more like Hogwarts was his school and he was definitely feeling more house pride, becoming more accepting of the sorting hat's choice. He had spent much of the previous summer training with his aunt, a former professional Quidditch player, and soon found a place on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team as a chaser. He also restarted the research that had been destroyed last year, successfully creating singing lilies from cross-breeding. The second half of the year found a bit of drama for Ethan that he struggled to get through, and he was thankful to get past and see the term come to an end, making way for a fun and relaxing summer.

Text Cut: Year 7
started like a knight in a fairytale_______________________________________________
ended like a moth in flames______________________

______________________don't you worry I'll be fine
_________________________________________________you were good for the plot line

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