Alex MorriganFull Name:
Alexander Richard MorriganBlood Status:
WelshPlace of Birth:
Caer Morrigan, WalesDate of Birth:
5 November, 2043Age:
Alex is very tall, standing a couple of inches over six feet tall, he keeps his hair long and it’s generally at least a little bit messy as he doesn’t really care to put that much time into taming it. His eyes are very light blue and he usually has a smile on his face.Dressing Style:
Formal clothes are practically anathema to Alex. Even when he is required to wear robes for his job it’s usually thrown on over sneakers, a pair of jeans, and a t-shirt. Unfortunately, there are times that he knows he must dress up more, but he avoids it as often as is humanly possible.PersonalityCharacter Description:
Alex has a very warm personality, and is remarkably personable. In general he gets along with most everyone that he meets. He likes meeting and getting to know new people. It comes in very handy with his job as a teacher. Underneath the exterior that he presents, Alex is just as scheming and conniving as any member of the Morrigan Family has ever been. He truly believes that the Purebloods and their accumulated wealth and power are the problem with the world they live in and uses his position in the school to attempt to continue to encourage the future generations to continue to press for change and the alienation of the Pureblood culture.Quirks:
Alex always has to be doing something with his hands, he frequently can be found with a small ball which he’ll toss around and play with but he always has something he can use to occupy his hands.Strengths:
Friendly, Brave, Clever, Independent, IdealistWeaknesses:
Bigoted, Liar, Stubborn, Egotistical, MeddlesomeLikes:
Muggles, Magic, Reading, Writing, TeachingDislikes:
Purebloods, the status-quo, stupidity, people who disagree with himMagicWand:
9 5/8” Yew and Phoenix FeatherStrength:
Hogwarts (2054-2061) House:
Hogsmeade University (2061-2065)Major:
Education Dorm (2065-2067)ProfessionPosition:
Hogwarts Charms Professor (2073-)Former positions:
Head of House – Hogsmeade University Education Dorm (2067-2072)Family and HistoryFather:
Theresa Morrigan (Deceased)Spouse:
Annabelle Blythe MorriganChild:
Trystan Michael MorriganPet:
Pounce, Orange CatBackground:
Like almost all of the Morrigans that came before him, Alexander Richard Morrigan was born at the family estate of Caer Morrigan under the watchful eye of a healer from St. Mungo’s. He has precious few memories of his life growing up other than that his parents weren’t around very much. His mum had an excuse as she had died before his second birthday but his dad took that opportunity to withdraw almost completely from his life. There was a line of nannies and tutors but his father was rarely around for him.
The times that Richard were around were good times, but they were far enough in between that as time passed Alexander actually came to resent them. It just rubbed in his face all the good times that they could have had that his dad never was willing to make the time for. Then his invitation came and he was off to school and he was desperately looking forward to the chance to strike out on his own. The fact that he was only eleven didn’t really register with him.
Unexpectedly, Alex was sorted into Gryffindor and as soon as it happened he was beyond glad. It was a huge step out from under the family shadow and stigma and he was astonished at just how quickly he was accepted into the Lion’s Den. He made friends with several of the kids right off and they were inseparable for their entire path through school. It was during his first year that he started insisting people call him Alex rather than Alexander – much to his father’s displeasure.
Everything continued about the way he expected it to and he excelled in his classes and made friends with as many people as he could. It wasn’t until his fourth year when his friendship with Annabelle Chase – a muggleborn witch in his year – changed and before he really understood what was going on the two were a couple and he was madly in love. Happily, he took her home to meet his father and was surprised at just how poorly the introductions went over. They never actually made it into the house before he got too angry at the way he and his girlfriend were being treated, and he and Belle turned and left. He’d met her parents several times at the train station and they were all too happy to take him into their home.
The next major change came in his sixth year when Annabelle turned up pregnant. There had been some sort of an issue with the potion she’d been taking and Alex was overjoyed when he heard the news. At his father’s insistence, Alex and Annabelle were married during the summer just days before Timothy was born; unfortunately, Belle’s parents were unable to watch him while they were in school and didn’t have the money to hire full time caregivers. Reluctantly, they turned to Richard and were astonished when he agreed to take the boy in.
Alex finished his seventh year very near to the top of his class and as soon as soon as they’d graduated he and Belle began looking for a place to live. The best they were going to be able to afford would have been a small apartment somewhere until Richard volunteered to keep Timothy if they went through with University. Another opportunity that they snatched up and the couple moved into the dorms on the Campus as they continued their education.
As their advanced education was coming to a close they began to discuss what they were going to do next. Alex still had some schooling to do and Annabelle’s job as a Curse Breaker was going to take her oversees for some time. With only slight trepidation they approached Richard with the offer of adopting Timothy since he’d bonded so well with the boy already and they were relieved when he agreed. What they were not prepared for was the speed at which he moved to get them to sign the papers and have everything processed – at which time he went through the official process to remove Alex’s inheritance from him. It was the first thing that Richard had done in years that had truly angered him – he and Annabelle had had thoughts and plans for what to do with the Morrigan Wizengamot seat when it had passed to him.
Regardless of how angry he was, he had to admit that it was generally what he’d been hoping for and so he threw himself into finishing his schooling and serving as a Head of House at the University in the Education Dorms while Annabelle spent several months overseas. When she came back her pay was enough that they were able to afford a small home in Hogsmeade allowing them to commute to their respective jobs – and after a couple of years they were blessed with Annabelle Blythe – who went by Blythe to differentiate her from her mother.
Things continued without complication for another couple years when they were gifted with Trystan Michael. It amazed him how quickly time could pass as one fell into a routine but it does and years rolled by. Until he heard news that the Charms Professor at Hogwarts was retiring and he immediately submitted a resume. Blythe would be starting school as well and the thought of being able to teach his daughter was an exciting one. After a brief interview he was ecstatic to be able to run home and share the news of his new position with his family that starting the next year he would be the new Charms Professor for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.