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Valentine Salvatores

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CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character name:Valentine Salvatores (i put in a name ticket so excuse his current last name)

Previous and/or Current Character(s) if applicable: Emaline Marin and co.

Character age: 35

Character education: Slytherin, Hogwarts 1943

Strength and weaknesses (details please):

STRENGTHS:
On the outside, Valentine is very well built man. Strong muscles, constantly working on being in shape. For him, health and being fit is an important aspect. Personality trait wise, Valentine is very stern which can be a strength in many situations. Especially ones that need someone to be firm and stoic. Fairness and leadership are two most important strengths when it comes to Valentine. Justice is a life element that he takes very strongly to heart. Honesty and Ambition are also reoccurring strengths. Leadership and Honesty are something Valentine finds himself honoring with his role in the Ministry. Often taking charge of meetings or even sometimes, certain cases can really build a sense of dignity to a man. Ambition is probably what drove him into living his life in Slytherin. Not that it necessary was a bad thing, it just showed that Valentine values success more than wits, courage or generosity.


WEAKNESSES
Even if Valentine may seem like a emotionless, cold faced, strong man, he still suffers from certain flaws. None that are too major but enough to show not everyone is superman. A big flaw Valentine tends to find himself having is stubbornness. Whether it is in changing a routine or trying anything new, Valentine stands his ground. He doesn't find comfort in change. Valentine can often also find himself prideful. With his success in the Ministry, he often doesnt like finding himself failing.

Physical description:
At first glance, most people tend to do a double take with Valentine's appearance. More so, female audiences. With his dark medium cut brown hair that seems to be styled perfectly or with his piercing bright blue eyes that seem to look through your soul when focused upon, Valentine is sure a nice look to observe. Very well built form, strong muscular arms and broad shoulders that seemed to have payed off with the right amount of running and workouts. Olive tan skin tone, mainly from the italian side of his bloodline. Two long scars traced from the top of his chest to almost the belly button area are the only major body marks, a story that he doesn't like to often explain. As for fashion sense, Val can often be seen wearing button ups tucked into his jeans. Color pallet isn't that wide with variety being he prefers to wear dull colors such as black, grays and maybe navy blue occasionally. The Salvatores men often all are similar in height, a mix between 6'1"-6'3".

Personality (nice, rude, funny etc. Paragraph please.):
To any stranger, Valentine easily comes off as someone you wouldn't want to approach. He's very stoic in the face, always giving off a emotionless facade. People could also tend to say he was stern, especially when teaching others or presenting something. Only his close friends and family really get to see the humorous and carefree part of him. The side that is soft towards his large mutt Hercules and the part of him that likes to bake cookies at three in the afternoon. Co-workers could describe him to be quiet and more observant, not one to throw himself into conversation. He likes to be distant and keeping to himself most of the time. But every once and a while, you might find yourself fortunate enough to witness Val's cuddly bear side.

Hopes and dreams. Why are you teaching at Hogwarts?:
Valentine hopes to help students better themselves. Being a student himself once upon a time ago, he knows that there are students who often don't reach their full potential. With the recent history of danger that has gone down at the castle, Valentine wants to prepare students to be able to protect themselves and those around them. Most days students just lounge around sitting in classrooms all day without any proper training. It's crucial in Valentine's mind that students get to go outside or work with their physical attributes, keeping the body moving if some day they find themselves unable to defend without a wand.  It wasn't always about the movement and physical part of the education, the knowledge that the student will learn will help them no matter what they decide to do in the future.

Biography (500 words minimum. There is never such a thing as too much.):
Born and raised on the grounds of Venice, Italy, Valentine Salvatores lived an average pureblood life. Being the youngest of three brothers, things were more handed down to him. His mother was a hardworking nurse at a magical hospital the next city over and his father already was deep into the Ministry work. With two absent parents and nannies to watch them, the Salvatores brothers often got into some sneaky trouble. The close bond between the trio was something unbreakable.

The Eldest Salvatores brother was Christian Salvatores. Growing up, Valentine was often told that he and Christian looked greatly alike. Their features were more from their father, the two brother's almost copy and pastes with their dark almost black hair, crystal blue eyes. The middle brother, Luca took more after their mother with soft chocolate hair and bright green eyes.

Christian was the first to get his letter from Hogwarts. Valentine could still remember the excitement in the house, his father quickly grooming his eldest into a successful line to the Ministry to take after him. His family was not surprised when they got a letter from Christian saying he had been sorted into Ravenclaw. Out of the three brothers, Christian was always the brains of the group. Studying was something Christian seemed to do for fun. Valentine never was much a book person, always preferring something more hands on. Three years later and Luca had gotten his letter to Hogwarts. There was also no surprise when Luca got into Gryffindor. Valentine had always admired his brother's spontaneous personality, the way the shorter brunette always was there to defend a friend or family member when they were getting mistreated.

Valentine sat home alone for nearly three more years, the months without spending time with his brothers dragged on. His mother often worked long shifts, along with his father. The only person who Valentine could talk to was the butler. Valentine always was grateful for Old Albert, the elderly butler who often played games with the young italian boy. By the time his letter arrived at the age of eleven to attend Hogwarts, Valentine was overjoyed. He was glad to finally be able to be with his brothers all year round. Christian was to graduate during Valentine's first year but, he didn't mind. As long as he still was able to spend at least one year time together before Christian went off to work along their father.

When Valentine got sorted into Slytherin, he was more scared than anything. Of course he never let it show, words of his father's tone ringing in his ear about showing weakness. No one in his family had been a Slytherin. Christian and his father had been Ravenclaw, his mother was a Hufflepuff and Luca was Gryffindor.

Eventually as the years went on, Valentine started to like his time as a Slytherin. He made many friends, mostly through Quidditch. The whole seven years went by rather quickly than he wanted them to.

The moment he graduated, Valentine decided he would also busy himself into the Ministry. After all, if was a common family trend. Christian had already been engaged to his current wife, Lydia. The pair were a perfect pureblood match, Lydia's family being very wealthy in the production world of brooms. Luca always being the opposite of the stereotype went on to study dragons, often writing to Valentine about the near death adventures. Valentine for a career in being an auror, finding a passion for making justice in the world. It wasn't until he turned thirty that Valentine thought of teaching at Hogwarts. Some part of him deep down missed the stone walls and the long corridors that Hogwarts made feel like a second home.

SAMPLE ROLEPLAY
(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:

He hadn't expected his afternoon to run as long as it had. Completely his fault for not checking the time. The brute had to mainly blame his mind for getting distracted, thoughts overtaking reality. He had left the ministry earlier that morning, finishing today's meetings rather quickly. Granted, he was allowed to leave for his interview early to get ready. Clearly that hadn't worked out in the long run.

His calloused hand reached up to give the trim of brown hair on top of his head a quick slick back, palm scratching against the gel. Normally Valentine was a punctual man. Working in the ministry had taught him time management better than anyone. He even preferred being early over anything. Apparently whatever was running around his head got the best of him today.

The walk through the wondrous maze that Hogwarts was, Valentine could feel himself taking quick glances through trophy cases. Was the slytherin quidditch team of' 40 photo still up? He wondered how much different his face had grown. No more baby fat, the chiseled jawline finally poking out.

Eventually Valentine had found his way to where the Headmistress's office stood. He watched as two first years scurried by, eyes wide at they stared at his stature. He only glanced at them, softly letting a puff of air out from his nose as they went back to running off somewhere.

Taking a low breath in, Valentine turned the metal handle to the large doors. His blue eyes spotted the headmistress already up and standing, obviously been waiting for his arrival.

"You are late."

He nodded, already dreading the look she was giving him.

"My sincere apologizes. I seemed to have lost track of time this afternoon. A prompt meeting to be on time is to be in the near future." He gruffly spoke out, head bowed in a respective manner. Though he wasn't a student anymore, Valentine still treated the headmistress with respect and waited by the door to be beckoned in.

"I hope my belated arrival doesn't sway you from discussing about future possible lesson plans and my employment at the castle."


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