Declan Hart Full Name:
Declan HartBlood Status:
BritishPlace of Birth:
CornwallDate of Birth:
3 February, 2007Age:
English, French, ArabicRelationship Status:
6’ 3”Look Description:
Declan is very tall and tends toward the thin side physically. That is not to say that he would be described as week or frail; he is actually very fit and carries himself confidently. Aside from his height, he is usually described as plain looking with his average looks and thinning gray hair. Dressing Style:
While, if asked, he would say that he is more comfortable in muggle clothes; Declan is at home in pretty much anything he might be asked to wear. Regardless of whether they are robes or jeans – his clothes are not particularly stylish as they are chosen for functionality over appearance.PersonalityCharacter Description:
Declan Hart is a steady, and usually calming presence. He things before he speaks and is not known to talk just to fill silences. When he has something he needs to talk about he speaks commandingly and with purpose; and people tend to take heed. Strengths:
Alert, Introspective, Imaginative, Commanding, Hard WorkingWeaknesses:
Judgmental, arrogant, stubborn, cynicalLikes:
Quiet, music, magicDislikes:
Pureblood Supremacists, noise, know-it-alls, lazy peopleBoggart:
The bombing of his men during a tour in Afghanistan.MagicWand:
10” Ash and Unicorn HairStrength:
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 2025-2029ProfessionPosition:
Hogwarts, Professor of Muggle Studies (2075- )Former positions:
Colonel, Defense Intelligence (2061-2075)Former positions:
Lt. Colonel, Defense Intelligence (2059-2061)Former positions:
Major, Intelligence Corps (2047-2059)Former positions:
Captain, 16 Air Assault Brigade (2034-2047)Former positions:
Lieutenant, Army Air Corps (2031-2034)Former positions:
Second Lieutenant, Army Air Corps (2029-2031)Family and HistoryFather:
Francis Hart (Younger Brother)Pet:
The Hart family originated from a small seaside village in Cornwall. Declan was the first of two children to Edgar and Natalie Hart. His younger brother, Francis, was born so quickly after him that Declan has no real memories of a time before his brother was around too. They grew up the same as any other muggle family – though, with a bit more moving around as his dad served in the army. He was never too clear on what his dad did, or what his job entailed, but as he grew older Declan would recognize that his old man had been far less surprised than he had been when he’d received his letter to Hogwarts.
His time under the Sorting Hat was brief and Declan found himself wearing the black and yellow of Hufflepuff. There weren’t a lot of other muggleborn students in his year – neither in his House nor his year in general – but he was aware enough to recognize that he wasn’t quite as enamored of the magical world as they were. That wasn’t to say that magic wasn’t cool, and supremely helpful, but the wizards who were in charge of things didn’t really seem to know what to do with them and generally weren’t too keen to have them around.
Once he’d graduated, Declan gratefully returned to the muggle world and followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the army. He was trained as an Officer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and once he’d graduated from there he served in a number of leadership and combat roles in many countries around the globe. One of the soldiers who was briefly under his command was a young boy named Michael Norwood. The two bonded as the only two magical people in their command and when Michael left to pursue a different career the two remained in touch.
Declan’s career continued to advance as promotion followed promotion and he found himself transferred into Intelligence where he ended up serving as an advisor to a long string of high ranking officers. He was pleasantly surprised by the letters and occasional phone calls from Michael that made it clear to Declan that the other man’s father was trying to drag the magical world – kicking and screaming – at least into the 20th century; as long overdue as that was. There was also a welcome warning that his name had been dropped to Headmaster Norwood as it became clear that a new Muggle Studies Professor was going to be needed.
That class had been a ridiculous joke when Declan had been in school and he was surprised to find that he was actually looking forward to having a chance to do something useful with the class so he put his resume together and sent it off to Hogwarts. The reply was quick and he took his retirement from the military and returned to the Castle for his interview and soon after to start his new job.