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<b>Full Name:</b> Theodora Amore Flamel<br>
<b>Nicknames:</b> Teddy, Theo (by her father ONLY)<br>
<b>Birthdate:</b> 24 August 1856<br>
<b>Current Age:</b> 25 years<br>
<b>Occupation:</b> Interpreter for the Department of International Cooperation, Tinkerer<br>
<b>Hogwarts House:</b> Ravenclaw<br>
<b>Wand:</b> 11”, mahogany, thestral tail hair<br>
<b>Blood Status:</b> Half<br>
<b>Social Class:</b> Upper<br>
Teddy is certainly not bad looking, though some would credit that to her rather spoiled upbringing. She has the perfect combination of her parents’ looks- her father’s facial features mixed with her mothers’ hair and eyes. Though most of her facial structure comes from her father, her petit nose comes from her mother. Naturally wavy, Teddy tends to do nothing with her hair; she honestly doesn’t care enough about her looks to try to do anything with it. She has a fairly modest sense of fashion, despite growing up in the upper class. Most days she feels uncomfortable in the rich fabrics and gaudy jewelry that define the upper class. Luckily for her, Teddy’s father is a push over when it comes to his children and as long as she looks presentable, she’s pretty much allowed to wear whatever pleases her.
Theodora Amore Flamel was born in Marseilles, France to Perennial and Nicholas Flamel. It was the twenty fourth of August in 1856 and while they had just planned on vacationing there, Teddy was born and they decided to settle down for a bit before moving. Nicholas had always had a problem sitting still and staying in one place for too long and he and his wife bopped around the world whenever it so pleased them. With all the money they had acquired over their many years of living, it was easy for them to up and travel whenever they wanted to.
The first daughter born to Nicholas and Perennial in such a long time, Teddy was spoiled as a child. If she wanted something, whether she explicitly said so or just made a note about it, she got it. Because she lived in France until she was three, Teddy originally spoke French as her main language, but picked up English at home. Before the end of the year, however, Nicholas had decided he was too restless to stay in France much longer. The family picked up and moved to Florence, Italy that December.
Life went on as such for Teddy, who quickly grew closer to her father than her mother. Many qualities which Nicholas possessed, Teddy did too, and she took to his nickname of ‘Theo’ despite getting upset whenever anyone else called her that, claiming she was not a boy. Nicholas spent a lot of time with Teddy, pruning her, making her keen on potions. She had shown an aptitude towards potions by age five, and Nicholas latched onto this more than anything else. Teddy spent hours with her father in his lab, watching him make potions, helping whenever she could, memorizing different potions, their ingredients and their effects.
The year Teddy turned five, her family picked up and moved from Florence to Barcelona. She had to leave her friends behind for what would be the second time in her life. Although she didn’t recognize it consciously, this would affect the way she lived in Barcelona. They were only in Barcelona for a year, and Teddy hadn’t even bothered to make friends there. She didn’t reach out to anyone and though she was placed into play groups with other little girls, she never really reached out and expressed any desire to play with anyone of the little girls outside of the play group she attended mandatorily.
From Barcelona, the Flamels moved to Shanghai, which was a culture shock for an almost six year old Teddy. She wasn’t used to the eastern way of life, since she had lived in extremely westernized society for all almost six years of her life. Shanghai reinforced what Teddy had come to believe- she should never make friends. Her family was much different than all other families, and they didn’t stay in once play for too long. She couldn’t count on her parents to keep her in a country long enough to form any real bonds with other children. She turned to her older brother for play when she got restless on her own. Aside from her love of potions, books and language, Teddy also loved playing with her baby dolls, pretending to be their mommy, and took care of any children she came in contact with.
A year later, the family moved again, clearly not as concerned with their third child as they were with their first two. St. Petersburg was a beautiful place to live, but awfully cold and the children didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as their parents, so within one year of moving there, the family packed up once again and moved to Sri Lanka.
The family as a whole seemed to enjoy Sri Lanka. This time, the extreme difference in culture didn’t come as a shock to Teddy, since it hadn’t been too long since she had lived in China. Teddy was growing to love eastern culture much more than western. The concept of family trumping everything, that whatever you do is for the whole not the individual… it became something that Teddy would live her life by. While in Sri Lanka, Perennial delivered yet another Flamel child, a second daughter. While most children would have gotten upset and jealous over the new addition to the family, Teddy was pleased and more than happy to have a baby sister. She was more than happy to have an addition to the family, a baby whom she could love and coddle and practice all of her mommy-ing skills on.
In anticipation of Teddy’s acceptance to Hogwarts, as her brother had gone off to school two years prior, the family relocated to England in the beginning of 1867, despite the fact that Perennial was quite pregnant. She delivered another son not too long after the family settled into their home and their new routines in England. Although Teddy was happy to have another younger sibling around, another child she could look after and care for, it pained her to know that more likely than not she would be going off to school that September, leaving her newborn brother at home. For the next seven years, she would only get to see him during the Christmas and summer holidays, which would not make for a good brother-sister bond.
As was expected, Teddy received her letter from Hogwarts and was promptly sent off to school. She knew nothing about Hogwarts except for what her brother told her, and from what he had told her she had expected to get sorted into Ravenclaw. The hat had no troubles placing her- straight into Ravenclaw she went. As her first year progressed, Teddy realized more and more why she was a Ravenclaw and often wrote home about how exciting it was to be with students her age who were just as eager to learn things as she was. Teddy felt at home for the first time in a very long time. Although she missed her family, there had never really been one place throughout the entire world that she could call ‘home.’
Teddy was shocked that when it came time for Christmas holidays her first year that she went home to her family in England, and was even more shocked when it came time for summer holidays they were still there. It wouldn’t last long, though, as Christmas break second year Teddy spent in Quebec, and that summer was spend in Rio de Janiero. Third year Christmas holidays were spent in Rio as well, but the next summer she was in East London, South Africa. Now that Teddy had a place where she could go to, some place she could call home and felt at home, she loved the fact that her family moved around so much. She had always appreciated the fact she was exposed to so much as a child, but she could appreciate it that much more now than ever before. Fourth year came and went with Christmas and summer holidays spent in East London. That summer, Teddy received word that she was named Ravenclaw prefect, a job she would take seriously when she went back to school.
Fifth year was rough for Teddy. She studied her brains out in order to excel on her OWLs, and was up at all hours of the night doing rounds and making sure that any and all prefect paper work was being filled out properly. She was tutoring the younger students and spent a lot of time with the potions professor playing 20 questions, asking him about potions that she had never heard of that weren’t a part of any year’s curriculum. It all paid off, however, and the insomnia and anxiety that was nearly perpetual that year was worth the proud look on her father’s face when Teddy her family in Casablanca that summer.
Sixth year continued in such a way, with a heightened level of stress as Teddy decided to take six NEWT level courses- Arithmancy, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Transfigurations and Potions- despite the fact none would help her in the field of work she wanted to get into after leaving Hogwarts. She had little to no spare time, but enjoyed the business and always having something to do. It kept her out of too much trouble, and she loved everything that she learned. That year, Christmas was celebrated in Norway, and the summer was spent in Rome. As it would turn out, the family didn’t enjoy cold as much as they enjoyed everywhere else. Just as Russia had been too cold, Norway proved to be even colder.
When Teddy went back for her seventh year, she also went back as Head Girl. If she thought life was tough before, it became even tougher as she was given more responsibilities and she, along with the Head Boy, were left in charge of all the prefects. What could’ve been seen as a nightmare from anyone else’s point of view, Teddy took it in stride. Everything was just a challenge, not a problem, and though she hardly slept and was overwhelmed by anxiety, Teddy loved every minute of her last year at Hogwarts. She had a relatively small coming out ceremony, as she begged her father not to invite everyone whom he had ever known and any of their living relatives. The entire family came to England for the coming out affair, and it was as lovely as Teddy could’ve ever hoped.
Right after school, she went to work at the ministry in a job that her father had helped her get. Teddy was living on her own and she was loathe to let her father pay for a place for her all on his own- she should be able to afford to live on her own until she found a nice man who wanted to marry her.
1856 – Born in Marseilles, France
1859 – Moved to Florence, Italy<br>
1861 – Moved to Barcelona, Spain<br>
1862 – Moved to Shanghai, China<br>
1864 – Moved to St. Petersburg, Russia<br>
1865 – Moved to Sri Lanka<br>
-------- Younger sister born here<br>
1867 – Moved to London, England<br>
-------- Younger brother born here<br>
FIRST YEAR CHRISTMAS BREAK  - London, England<br>
FIRST YEAR SUMMER HOLIDAY  - London, England<br>
SECOND YEAR CHRISTMAS BREAK  - Quebec, Canada<br>
SECOND YEAR SUMMER HOLIDAY  - Rio de Janiero, Brazil<br>
THIRD YEAR CHRISTMAS BREAK  - Rio de Janiero, Brazil<br>
THIRD YEAR SUMMER HOLIDAY  - East London, South Africa<br>
FOURTH YEAR CHRISTMAS BREAK  - East London, South Africa<br>
FOURTH YEAR SUMMER HOLIDAY  - East London, South Africa<br>
FIFTH YEAR CHRISTMAS BREAK  - Casablanca, Morocco<br>
FIFTH YEAR SUMMER HOLIDAY  - Casablanca, Morocco<br>
SIXTH YEAR CHRISTMAS BREAK  - Drammen, Norway<br>
SIXTH YEAR SUMMER HOLIDAY - Rome, Italy<br>
SEVENTH YEAR CHRISTMAS BREAK  - Rome, Italy<br>
• INDEPENDENT For as long as she can remember, Teddy had been pretty close to left to fend for herself. Though she had both a mother and a father, they had always been off doing their own things. When they had the time to care for their children, they did and they did so with a passion, but Teddy knew not to rely on that every day, because she never knew when they would be around and when they wouldn’t. Moving around helped the independent thing, as well. There weren’t many friends to be had when you moved pretty much every other year, so Teddy always turned to her older brother or herself for entertainment. <br><br>
• DETERMINED More than anything, Teddy is determined. When she sets her mind to do something, she gets it done. Whether it be work, getting a boy or anything else she wants, Teddy does what it takes to get it or get it done. She gets very single track minded when it comes to getting what she wants, focusing on that and nothing else. When she really wants something, it becomes close to an obsession, taking close to complete control of her mind. She tends to blow off other commitments (so long as they don’t clash with her obsessive compulsive personality disorder) in favor of whatever it is that’s on her mind. <br><br>
• WORKAHOLIC Although she doesn’t mean to be, Teddy is a workaholic like both her mother and her father. During school, she would get overly stressed if her homework wasn’t done by Saturday morning and that always fed into her insomnia. Today, work takes precedence in her life over all else, and she labors away at it for ungodly hours, sometimes from the end of classes to past midnight on any given day, with no food and no breaks- nothing. While schoolwork comes first, Teddy is quite a stickler when it comes to taking care of her family. She has siblings who are much younger than her, and she enjoys taking care of them and mothering them whenever she can. <br><br>
• BOOKWORM Reading has always been one of her favourite pastimes. When she was younger, Teddy would transport herself away from this world via book. Her home had been a great place, but often lonesome for Teddy, so she often times traveled to the nearest library and took out books, even ones seemingly beyond her comprehension. Teddy’s favourites quickly became Shakespeare and Chaucer, along with Dickens and Carroll. From this library and her love of reading came Teddy’s ability to speak three languages- her natural French and self taught English and Italian. Although her father speaks these languages, as well, he didn’t begin to teach her other languages until he overheard her one day reading out loud in French and understood that she had an exceptional knack for languages.<br><br>
• MOTHERLY Teddy always played ‘mommy’ to her younger siblings, even when she was younger. Their mother worked and their father was always tinkering with this thing or that, so Teddy took it upon herself to watch over the younger children and make sure they were always busy and had something to do. Teddy had always been the motherly one, and so she took up the chore- she would eventually teach her siblings how to read and do math, the very things that she had taught herself. On top of that, Teddy was always the child who brought home wounded animals and tried desperately to nurse them back to health. She is not only motherly, but caring and understanding and non-judging. She knows the story of how her parents raised up from out of the lower class and sees how they don’t judge anyone else based on status, and Teddy has grown up with that thought at the forefront of everything she does. <br><br>
• MODEST On more than one occasion, Teddy has been told she has a pleasing disposition. Many people have told Teddy she is gracious and lovable, as well as absolutely loving. Although she knows that she cares, often too much, for other people, Teddy doesn’t understand why people tend to say such nice things about her. More often than not, she’ll blush profusely and turn a lovely shade of crimson when given a compliment. She usually tries to defuse it by pointing out her own flaw or by praising the other person tenfold. While Teddy does not mind giving out compliments to others and tries to find good within everyone, she can’t for the life of her understand why someone would want to do that for her. <br><br>
• OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE Unfortunately, Teddy has obsessive compulsive personality disorder. Not everything in her life has to be prefect and spotless, but she does need certain things to be certain ways in her life. The books on her desk need to be in a specific order and in a certain spot, her bed must always be made in this one certain way and she must start (and more times than not finish) any and all homework the day it is assigned. It bothers Teddy that she’s this way because on some level, it hinders what she does; time taken to organize her books, make her bed or do her homework can easily, for other people, be spent doing other things they enjoy more than monotonous and boring tasks. <br><br>
• ANXIOUS When things don’t go her way, Teddy gets anxious. She doesn’t like group projects because she doesn’t feel as though people will do a good enough job to meet with her expectations and standards. Miss Flamel loves to be in charge of things because then she knows things will go her way. Also, Teddy gets anxious when books are out of order on her desk, her bed is not made or not made in the way she wants it to be and goes so far as to hyperventilate if she cannot start her homework the day it is given to her. When she was younger, Teddy was anxious all the time, mostly because when you have a lot of siblings, you can’t keep things exactly the way you would like them. She was always trying to clean up after everyone or make sure things were in order, only for things to become a mess just as fast. <br><br>
• INSOMNIAC Teddy doesn’t sleep at night, or more correctly hardly ever sleeps at night. She gets fits of insomnia, usually brought on by her determination, single track mind and OCPD. When she gets her mind set on doing something, Teddy will not be able to sleep until she has accomplished whatever it is that has been on her minds. Often she paces around and it is hard for her to lay or sit still during the nights she hardly (or doesn’t) sleep. Since she was little, Teddy has always been an insomniac; she would lay awake in bed, knowing that the house was probably a disaster. She would feel compelled to get out of bed and clean, and couldn’t sleep properly until things were organized just so.
<b>Patronus:</b> Abby's patronus takes the form of an owl which suits her just well. Owls are known to be wise and they’re nocturnal, taking from both her intellect and desire for knowledge and her insomnia and inability to be able to sleep a full night most nights.<br>
<b>Boggart:</b> Abby’s biggest fear is death, though not of herself. She doesn’t fear her own life coming to an end, but rather the lives of those whom she loves- her mother, sisters and brother. Although they might not appreciate the things she’s done and while she’s outshone them in ways, Abby would never be who she is today had it not been for these people, and to them she is eternally grateful.<br>
<b>Amortentia:</b> Atmosphere, old books, apples, lemon<br>
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