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Marie Comtois

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Character name: Marie Anne Comtois

Previous and/or Current Character(s) if applicable: Creon Ageptus, Adelaide Beauchene.

Character age: 19

Character education: Beauxbatons Academy of Magic; Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry

Strength and weaknesses (details please): She is proficient in Transfiguration, a trait she shares with her grandmother. She is less proficient in charms, the skill set favored by her father and deceased grandfather.

Physical description: She has blonde hair and high, aristocratic cheek bones. Her lips are full, and her eyes are piercing. As a person who had a brief stint as a model, she is rather tall; now fully grown, she stands at nearly 5'11.

Personality (nice, rude, funny etc. Paragraph please.): Her personality has fluctuated based on her situation, and as with all teens was in flux during her Hogwarts years. Nonetheless, despite a few ups and downs she has matured into a kind and considerate person who, due to her background, sometimes simply fails to factor in what others may go through. This does not mean she doesn't try, nor that she is lacking in empathy; merely that it is hard at times for her understand someone's point of view. Overall, however, she is always willing to give someone a second chance.

Hopes and dreams. Why are you teaching at Hogwarts?: Marie has come back to Hogwarts because she hopes to aid in the process of learning. It is her desire to smooth the path for her students, and to allow them to be the best versions of themselves.

Biography (500 words minimum. There is never such a thing as too much.):

Marie was born in France to her father and mother, who were not married. This caused social friction that eventually she overcame with the aid of her family; few out side of her family know of her illegitimacy. She spent the first years of her magical education at the prestigious Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in France, until her fourth year when at the desire of her father (an heir to a Wizengamot seat) she was transferred to Hogwarts and later sorted into Slytherin.

  With only a year before her OWLs, Marie studied vigorously and managed to get Os in several subjects, with the exception of charms (in which she received an E), Divination (in which she received an A) and Potions, in which she received an E. Though this was not what had desired, she took the results in stride.

Marie got on well with her classmates, and was somewhat of a wallflower despite being part of the pureblood upper class of the school. Thus, she had a close circle of friends and a wider circle of acquaintances. Her sixth and seventh year were more or less spent in a similar pattern, with the exception that she managed to raise her NEWT grade in charms to an O at the cost of outright dropping divination. In the interim of her departure from Hogwarts and what would have been the succeeding school year, she applied for and got accepted to a job as a policy maker in training with Muggle Worthy Excuses Committee in the DMLE.

Since then she has worked at her job at the Ministry, but also gained prominence as a writer due to co-authoring and helping publish her father’s notes on alchemy in German. In addition to this, she has appeared a few times in Witch Weekly. She has also been active academically speaking; she has published the occasional thesis or argumentation on the pros and cons of Transfiguration theory.

She is a varied person, and has been active in the social scene of pureblood society as well as her other hobbies. She gained an inheritance of three homes from her father, and has used them both for comfort but also to host charity events in the name of meaningful causes. As a result of her varied life, she has often found herself going back and forth all over the globe. Thus, it could be said that though she is young, she has already lived an extensive life for her age.

In the past year, she visited the magical governments of North Vietnam and Laos on a goodwill mission, and received mild criticism in France for the event. Despite receiving a series of angry letters, and a light reprimand from her grandmother's side of the family, she maintains this was a good thing. In her view, all cooperation and dialogue is positive.

Now it is her hope to bring the wealth of her experiences back into the classroom, and to aid the students of Hogwarts in achieving their monetary, emotional, psychological and cognitive needs.

(Please respond to to this in third person past tense. Do not write the other characters' reactions. Only your own.)

It was the largest office in Hogwarts and, perhaps to students and newcomers, the most intimidating. The shelves were filled with various odds and ends, with a place of honor for the Sorting Hat, and the walls held all the portraits of past Headmasters and Headmistresses.

In the middle of the room sat a large desk. Everything was in order, for the current occupant had always despised a messy desk. It was the sign of a messy mind, and she had always favored neatness.

A clock sat on the desk, which currently showed the time to be 2:05. The meeting was supposed to begin at 2:00 precisely.

Along with order, Anneka valued punctuality. She was a very busy woman these days. Even during the summer, she had a number of matters to attend to. Interviewing and hiring staff was only of those matters. The newest potential member of her staff wasn't making a good impression.

She paced the room, black heels clicking against the stone floor. When the door finally opened, Anneka turned, her expression reminiscent of a Russian winter. "You are late."

Explain yourself was what her face said.

Roleplay Response:

Marie nodded, her jaw set and her face rigid as she sat down. In her arms were notes and plans for the coming term. Slowly, she set the notes down, and looked into the headmistresses face. Her eyes were kind and apologetic. After a moment, she pulled out a lesson plan and presented it to the headmistress for review. After a minute, she began to speak; her French accent was clear.

“I am sorry, Madam” said Marie “It will not happen again. I had trouble as a lesson plan had escaped me.”

Then she began to unfurl more of her notes and lesson plans; her demeanor seemed stoic yet determined. Her face seemed to have composed itself into a careful neutrality. Her hair seemed carefully made, as though she had wished to convey a dual sense of professionalism and approachability. In contrast to most pictures of her that may have been published by Wizarding fashion magazines in Britain and France, today she wore no make up and had opted to forego lipstick. These were subtle changes, but changes clearly meant to convey that she was willing to adapt to a new mindset and a new environment.