Jonathan HaleFull Name:
Jonathan Michael HaleBlood Status:
BritishPlace of Birth:
London, EnglandDate of Birth:
English, French, Russian, ItalianRelationship Status:
Jonathan is of average height and build and wears his hair neat and reasonably short. He is usually in a good mood and sports a charming and friendly smile.Dressing Style:
Clothes don’t really matter to Jonathan and he is equally happy in dress robes or sweat clothes. More often than not he’s found in muggle clothes; having grown up with them, but it’s not so much a matter of preference as it is convenience since he moves in both the Muggle and Magical worlds.PersonalityCharacter Description:
To all outward appearances, Jonathan is a friendly and outgoing person; easy to get along with and like. However, for those who manage to piss him off to the point that they draw out the real man he is cold and vicious – quicker to kill an annoyance than ignore it.Quirks:
Over the years, he has very purposefully rid himself of noticeable or memorable quirks.Strengths:
Charming, Clever, Brave, Ambitious, Hard-workingWeaknesses:
Cold-hearted, Liar, Killer, Sadistic, ArrogantLikes:
Money, Power, causing fearDislikes:
Stupidity, people who don’t do what he wantsBoggart:
9 ¾” Blackwood and Phoenix FeatherStrength:
Offensive Magic, Dueling, CharmsWeakness:
InvestorFamily and HistoryFather:
Edgar Hale (Deceased)Mother:
Abigail Hale (Deceased)Siblings:
Mordred and Arthur, MastiffsBackground:
Jonathan Hale has almost no memory of his parents – they died when he was very, very young and he was shuffled into a string of orphanages and foster families. Their treatment of him was almost universally bad and it just got worse and worse as the years passed until he was invited to attend Hogwarts and from there at least most of his year got better.
A lengthy argument with the sorting hat saw him sorted into Hufflepuff and he spent his time at school faded into the background, learning as much as he could about the magical world and about magic in particular. It baffled him that the Magical world was so cut off from the mundane world and that they had no interest in changing that. There was minimal contact between the magical and mundane governments but no real safeguards to prevent the citizens from crossing back and forth as they saw fit – so long as they weren’t out there performing magic on the street corners.
Once he graduated he set out into the wider world with the knowledge that he’d gained at Hogwarts and shortly after he ‘found’ an ailing, elderly, and rich relative that hadn’t been aware of his existence and before long – and oh so shortly before the old man’s unfortunate death – Jonathan was officially recognized and found himself inheriting a sizeable fortune.
It was just the seed money he’d wanted and he quickly made contact with a handful of the children he’d known in the orphanages and made use of their contacts to start carving out his own little corner in the drug trade and underworld in London. With magic backing his play there was very little danger of being caught and even less chance of anyone fighting back with any degree of success. His fortune grew and so did his taste for power; and he started consolidating a group in the Magical world as well.
He kept his work small, doing most of his trading well away from any magical locations to reduce the chance of the Aurors catching on and expanded his trade into potions, dark artifacts, and even started to work his way into the human trafficking rings. As he was able he handed off direct control of the rings to trusted lieutenants to better keep his hands clean. As his syndicate continued to expand, Jonathan returned to the Magical world, intent on making his entrance into the society to further expand his influence.