Poppy BurkeFull Name:
Poppaea Belvina Elizabeth BurkeBlood Status:
EnglishPlace of Birth:
EnglandDate of Birth:
15House and Year:
Slytherin 5thSpoken Languages:
English and French Relationship Status:
Naturally brown but Poppy prefers a bright, vibrant green.Hair:
Naturally a dark reddish brown but she chooses to colour it bright flame red.Height:
A little on the short sideLook Description:
Until recently Poppy was quite a plain looking girl with long reddish-brown hair and a slightly bulbous, crooked nose. The looks birth had given her were not befitting of her pure-blood heritage she felt, especially since there were muggleborns getting more attention than she. In the summer of her fourth year Poppy took matters into her own hands. Using the abilities she was born with - that of a metamorphmagus - Poppy changed her looks. A painstaking, time-consuming evening it was but finally with her hair the brightest of flaming reds, her nose straightened and thinned, her cheekbones that bit more prominent and her ears just a tad smaller Poppy was happy. Her long hair is always styled, even when left down it will have taken her time to fix. Dressing Style:
Poppy prefers robes but has a love of dresses and skirts. Sometimes robes are just too long, warm and are really quite boring. Skirts and dresses offer options - a world of options. Her favourite colour is green with black coming a close second. Shoes are another love, the higher the better though of course during school not too high. When in uniform Poppy walks the halls with not even a single strand of hair out of place. Perfection is what she aims for and is what she achieves.PersonalityCharacter Description:
Poppy is a purist who feels she’s superior even to most purebloods. How many others can claim to be from the Sacred Twenty-Eight? Not many at all and Poppy takes great pride in being from such a family, more pride in coming from two of the twenty-eight. Family is very important to Poppy and she is close to most on both the Burke and the Carrow side. Too those she likes Poppy is sweet and kind. To those she doesn’t know she is considered reserved. Then to those she dislikes she is a bitch. Professors know her as a quiet girl who puts in a medium level of effort - an average student all round.Quirks:
As a metamorphmagus Poppy’s appearance will sometimes randomly change when she is emotional.Strengths:
Her family (which includes her pet)
All muggle technology (she has a phobia of aeroplanes)
Old photographs of herselfBoggart:
Her father disgraced as past family members have been.Patronus:
The day her brother took her to Diagon Alley and bought her a ravenMagicWand:
Fir, Occamy wing core, mid-length, flexibleStrength:
Dark Arts, Duelling and Potion-makingWeakness:
Healing spells, divination and household charmsFamily and HistoryFather:
Nero Alectus Burke (Older brother, 20)Pet:
A raven named MerlettaBackground:
The Burkes were hit by the same troubles as most other purebloods after the war but they were sneaky and lucky enough to escape with one ancestral home and their remaining half of the shop on Knockturn Alley. When Poppy came along into the world the family didn’t hold the wealth they once hoarded any longer but thanks to hard work, dedication and the selling of some heirlooms they weren’t to be considered poor either.
The girl grew up in a large, mostly empty home that she, her brother and her cousins seemed intent on filling with noise and games. Poppy loves having a large close-knit family on both sides. Her father, the head of the Burke household runs the shop meaning people are always popping in to see him. While her mother kept up her close ties to the Carrow’s and always tells them they are welcome, one and all, anytime. It was thanks to her family that Poppy was never lonely, even when her brother was being prepared for his future in the shop. It is thanks to her many cousins that Poppy started school already knowing a trick or two.
Her parents love her and take no hesitation in showing it. Though, much to her own disgust, they do not overly spoil her feeling that life lessons need to be learned. Poppy doesn’t go without but nor does she have that unicorn she’s been asking for since the age of four. As well as showing love for Poppy and her brother, the Burke’s are not shy about showing their love for one another. They are devoted to one another being lucky to find that the person chosen for them is their perfect match. It’s a happy enough home when the worries of the outside world aren’t taking their toll.
At Hogwarts Poppy was sorted into Slytherin house as was only right. She would have been shamed to have been sorted anywhere else, especially Gryffindor. On her first night she was ecstatic to discover a portrait of her ancestor, Elizabeth Burke urging nastiness to muggleborns. For the first four years at school Poppy went largely unnoticed. She’s not the smartest, loudest or most beautiful. There was no reason for anyone to notice she was there.
In her fifth year she expects, no she demands that things change.