Gideon FawkesFull Name:
Gideon Guido FawkesBlood Status:
Half-blood but pretends he’s pureNationality:
EnglishPlace of Birth:
EnglandDate of Birth:
22nd January 2063Age:
14House and Year:
Slytherin, 4th YearSpoken Languages:
Look Description: He's a cute kid; his face still holds the baby look and his eyes are big when he's not squinting. He tries his best with his hair but no matter what he does it always sticks out all ways... he's learning to live with it. He has a healthy complexion and a runners build.Dressing Style:
Gideon always tries his best to look perfect but his messy flyaway hair lets him down somewhat. When not in uniform he will always be found wearing a pair of black jeans, a checked shirt and black suede cowboy boots.PersonalityCharacter Description:
Gideon is a very confused boy. He's confused about just about everything in the world. He looks up to those of pure-blood and looks down on muggle-borns and muggles. He's a follower and needs a leader in his life since independence was never encouraged during his younger years.Quirks:
Plays with his hair when nervous or trying to think of something to say.
Appears to talk to himself but really he’s usually talking to the voices that never leave him.Strengths:
A team player (when the team is right)
A good listener
Can follow ordersWeaknesses:
Not sure of himself
Too trusting in those he thinks of as friends
He doesn't think before he speaks
He doesn't think about the consequences of his actions
Clumsy at timesLikes:
Those of pureblood who don’t act properlyBoggart
His grandfather dead.MagicWand:
Holly, Red Cap Blood, 10 inchesStrength:
The Dark Arts (his grandfather started teaching these at a young age) and defensive
Healing magic and charmsHogwarts Classes
History of Magic
Care of Magical CreaturesFamily and HistoryFather:
None that he knows ofPet:
Long-eared owl named DerynBackground:
Gideon was the unhappy outcome of a one night stand. His father, ever the man to disappoint his own father, had taken to laying with muggles. It was inevitable that one of them would get pregnant. Gideon's mother was a simple girl who was obsessively in love with his father. She thought the pregnancy would make him love her - it did the exact opposite. Once Sylvia had given birth to Gideon his father arranged it so she would die but it would look accidental. Upon hearing about this plan Gideons grandfather ordered that his father get the child and bring him home and that the woman should be given money and sent away. No blood of his, no matter how impure, would be left to the dogs he told his son.
Since then Gideon has lived with his grandfather who lied to the families friends (other pureblood families) about the boys origins. Anyone who asked got told that Gideon's mother was a pure-blooded American witch who had died during childbirth and the story spread. Gideon repeats this lie if he needs to but was told the truth as soon as he was old enough to understand.
His childhood was happy enough. His days were mostly spent with his tutor while his nights were spent at his grandfathers side. He was the only grandchild living in the old house and his grandfather loved to show him off at parties and small social gatherings. Sometimes Gideon wondered if the man had forgotten about his blood.
The Fawkes family aren’t as wealthy as they once were. The years after Voldemort’s defeat hit them hard and Gideon’s father didn’t help by spending gold they just didn’t have. Gideon’s grandfather - Guido - has done his best to keep the family floating along. He does this through his antiques business and with the help of a few well placed friends.
Gideon often thinks that there is more than one person inside his body. He hears voices all the time, different to his own and each identifies itself by name. Sometimes they’re helpful and sometimes they’re not. Recently he’s started suspecting that the voices are taking over his body. There are a few unexplainable blank hours in his life.
He’s nervous about going to school, what if he lets his grandfather down? What if the secret of his blood gets out? But a bigger worry is the voices. Does everyone hear voices as he does? Gideon doesn’t believe do. What if that secret of the voices gets out? Worse, what if his grandfather finds out?
After a year of bumps Gideon felt he was settling into school quite well his second year well and had even managed to make a good friend - Sacha. He managed to pass his end of year tests after putting in the effort of studying for hours every day. It was worth it and got him through to his third year at Hogwarts. With another few friends to call his own Gideon is becoming quite content with school life (as long as he doesn't have to interact with a certain professor's bratty daughter too often) and even the voices in his head seem the better for the change in his anxiety levels.