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The key to change... is to let go of fear

26 July
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The Basics

Character Name: Nymphadora Tonks
PB: Kate Beckinsale

Age: 28! I’m getting old!
Birthday: July 26th, 1973
Wand: 12 ¾” Fig with Demiguise Hair core
House in School: Hufflepuff
Bloodline: Halfblood.

Political View: Tonks is very liberal and believes wholly in human and ‘non-human’ rights. This makes her against the Registry, seeing it as an infringement on the rights. She understands its need, but making all werewolves wear collars no matter if they’ve done something wrong or not- that’s just wrong. Obviously she is on the Order’s side of things.

Height: 5'8
Weight: 135
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Stupid mousy brown… no no Pink! No wait Purple! *sigh* I feeling a bit rainbow coloured today actually.
Build: Slim and muscular
Dress Style: Tonks has finally turned to wearing fairly fashionable (muggle) clothing, but nothing beats a pair of torn jeans and hooded shirt. When it comes to wearing dresses though, she doesn’t hate wearing them, but still feels that the guys won’t take her as seriously if she did.

Basic Physical Description: Tonks is a pretty young woman with a heart-shaped face. Her hair changes color at will, but is often a bubble-gum pink or bright purple. She use to keep it short and spikey, but now prefers it either long or chin length, depending on her mood. Her eyes, though dark, sparkle with thought and mischief.

Defining Marks: She has battle scars that she proudly displays on her arms and legs. As a Metamorphmagus, Tonks can assume many different appearances, and is all too glad to do so when needed or wanted.

For Tonks, her personality and mood is reflected in her appearance. She’d be the kind of person who ‘wears their heart on their sleeve.’ She is outgoing, fun, and genuinely likes people. She has a great sense of humor and takes life with stride. She works hard but has fun doing so. It’s possible to get things done and have fun at the same time!

As a mate she’s warm, affectionate and disconcertingly spontaneous. However, her attention span in relationships can be short; she’s easily intrigued and distracted by new friends and acquaintances, forgetting about the older ones for long stretches at a time. Also, she has a skewed outlook on romantic relationships as most men only like her because she can change her look to their fantasy. She hates that. Though, that’s why she fell so hard for Lupin originally; he was the first man to not want her to be anything else but herself. Same with her brief relationship Charlie.

Tonks is energized by being around people; sometimes having real difficulty being alone on a regular basis. She loves to tell stories and make the people around her happy. She can be intellectual, serious, and all business for a while, but whenever she gets the chance, she switches into a wild child. Sometimes even appearing intoxicated on her bouncier portion of her personality. She is notoriously clumsy, and though she doesn’t mean to be she just gets distracted sometimes. Or a lot of the time. She uses common sense as her major form of problem solving. When a question is asked she doesn’t go from A to B to C, she immediately goes from A to C. Just go with what makes sense. Why dwell on all the minor stuff.

She wants to use her talents, make a difference, and have autonomy. Friends are so important to her and she always has good intentions. She’ll do whatever she can do to hold on to them, but often doesn’t get around to writing or calling. Which she’s been meaning to do since she left. They should know that if they create a friendship with her, then the friendship is going to be intense and loyal and she will be there for them when they really need her. (This last mistake was the first time, she had failed to do so and it tears her up inside.)

Tonks is very enthusiastic about many different things and very romantic. She has a child-like quality and likes to get others roped into that too. Fun is a feeling of satisfaction as opposed to just an activity; the feeling of being able to smile all the time and get others to smile. What’s fun is watching other people find out they can really do something they otherwise never thought of themselves as capable of doing.

She is quite stubborn and gets very annoyed when people jump her for not doing things their way, but she often doesn’t defend herself because she fears losing control. (Fears becoming like her Aunt Bellatrix.) She’d rather be in control when she talks to them about the situation. They don’t know what effect they’re having and it tears her up inside. It makes her crazy if she is in conflict with someone who wants to walk away and she needs to engage with them until they work it out. She needs contact—emotional, intellectual, just words—for fun and connection. Hasty decisions based on deeply felt values may boil over with unpredictable results.


Extrovert/Introvert: Extroverted. Tonks loves people and talking to people and just being around them.
Boggart Would Be: Her Aunt Bellatrix, the thought that the same blood runs through her runs through Bellatrix scares Tonks. She constantly checks herself on her reactions because she doesn’t want to turn into a ruthless, cruel person. This is why she is always on the mischievous yet happy side of life.
Patronus Would Be: Tonks’ patronus has changed several times, the spell seemingly acting on her own ability to change form. Last she cast it though, it had turned out to be a bat. She is sure this is her inner-self telling that it’s time to see her way through the dark and start a new phase of life. (After she saw this new form of her patronus, she ran around for days going up to her muggle-born friends claiming to be Batman.)

Oh is Tonks straight. She’s had several flings with a handful of guys, including Remus Lupin, Charlie Weasley and Bill Weasley. She believed herself to be in love with Remus at one point and was so incredibly angry when it turned out not to be. Then upon Charlie leaving, she had a fling with Bill for vengeance, but again it was unsatisfying.

Occupation: Auror!
Residence: A newly acquired studio apartment in Ottery St. Catchpole, not far from the Burrow.
Financial Status: Comfortable. An Auror pays well, but she still has to save up for anything really nice. Though she usually sees something she wants and just lets it go, knowing she doesn’t need it.

Parents: Andromeda (Black) and Ted Tonks
Siblings: none, unfortunately.

Tonks has always maintained a good relationship with her parents, although she utterly detested the name Nymphadora of which her mother cursed her with. So instead her parents called her Dora, when she refused to answer to Nymphadora. She took after her father, preferring a little disorder and mess to fanatical cleanliness. Her desire to be open to the moment tends to outweighs her need to be organized. So, she was her father’s child. She had a lot of problems with her mother, going through the typical teenage mischief stage and even upon being an adult still had many arguments with Andromeda. But in the end she loves her parents.
History from student days at Hogwarts to the present time

As a child, she was 'into everything.' Her natural curiosity resulted in her getting into trouble often and a lack of “proper” authoritative respect. She often spent long periods of time devising new and original --- but not necessarily practical --- languages, plays, and scenarios. She loved playacting and dreaming and general mischief. She still does. By the time she was old enough to walk, she’d morphed for the first time to scare the pet cat. Her parents were astonished at her new found ability and taught her the dangers and upside of this talent.

She looked up to her cousin Sirius since she was small. He was the only one who truly paid her any mind that was a blood relation. And even though she was so young, she found friends in Sirius and the rest of the marauders when they came around. It killed her when Sirius was put away in Azkaban and she was severely confused on why he would do such at thing.

While at Hogwarts Tonks would spend any spare second changing her appearance for the bemusement of her fellow students. This often got her in trouble. Despite all of that she managed to maintain good grades; being briefly considered for prefect though her lack of control made that an impossible dream. It was then that she decided to go for being an Auror, then she’d have the ability to do as she pleased and make a difference in people’s lives.

Undergoing three years of Auror training under the tutelage of Alastor Moody, Tonks' natural metamorphic abilities allowed her to easily pass the Concealment and Disguise portion of the training. However, her utter clumsiness made it hard to pass the Stealth and Tracking portion of the course. She often came home bruised from falling or toppling something over onto her. But it wasn’t long until she qualified as a full Auror, though (in 1994).

With the return of Lord Voldemort, Tonks was one of the few Ministry employees to be convinced of the truth, joining the reconstituted Order of the Phoenix and worked as a covert operative inside the Ministry, feeding the Order with information. She found close friends in the Weasley’s and the Trio; acting as a big sister to everyone. Often changing her appearance to have long red hair when she was around Ginny. She always looked to Molly Weasley as an older sister or secondary mother. Always wanting to help with the cleaning and baking. (Even though she was absolute no good at either of those sorts of spells.)

She was thrilled that Harry brought down Voldemort once and for all. And felt honoured that good finally won out; only good things could happen now. As far as Snape murdering Dumbledore, she firmly believes that had Dumbledore not wanted that to happen, he'd have put a stop to it. With her nature being so hopeful, she never held it against Snape; she even understands, to an extent, how horrible it must've been to do something like that.

When it came to Lucius Malfoy's pardon and her Aunt’s release, she thinks the government went bonkers. Bellatrix deserves to be surround by dementors at all times and locked up out of the reach of any living thing. And Lucius, though granted more sane, is just as terrible as her Aunt was. She’s vowed never to even glance at his book. She doesn’t care to read the lies and twists of event.
She was elated at Lupin getting his job back, and Severus for that matter, and shows that the world was starting to heal itself.
The Registry, she understands the reasoning behind it, but she sees it as an infringement of the citizen’s lives. She cares mostly about the fact that Werewolves are required to wear collars and aren’t even given the chance like some of the Deatheaters/DE supporters.

Tonks felt incredibly guilty for her actions towards Remus during his tragedy. So much so that the Ministry insisted she take a leave of absence for several months. She was having a hard time doing much of anything and was becoming a liability. So Tonks took her holiday in the states, so that she’d be as far away from everyone she knew as possible. While away she made tons of friends and tried to forget about everything back home, but it seemed everywhere she went she’d see a red-headed man or a picture of a wolf. Things like going to the zoo torn her apart inside, no matter how much she wanted to see the animals.

She just came back after hearing the news of the election for new minister and who was running. A friend at the Ministry has been keeping in touch; the only one she talked with from back home.

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