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LEDA LORI LAYTON
"Sometimes, the truth hurts, but that's okay."
Leda Lori Layton
DATE OF BIRTH
February 29th 2033
½ American ½ Scottish
Hogwarts New Zealand
Prefect, HM Reporter & Co-Captain/Seeker
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NAME: Leda Lori Layton
Leda - The name Leda is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "happy".
Lori - The laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory.
Layton - The former was named in Old English as 'settlement by the watercourse', from Old English lad 'watercourse' + tun 'enclosure', 'settlement'; the latter as 'leek enclosure' or 'herb garden', from leac 'leek' + tun.
HOMETOWN: USA (Parents house)
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Queenstown, New Zealand (Olive's house)
BIRTHDAY: 29th February 2033
NATIONALITY: Leda's dad is Scottish, and it's where the Layton's get their red hair from. Her mom Ariana is American however, and while a few generations back her family were from England, Ariana is now considered American.
BLOOD STATUS: Muggleborn
SEXUALITY: Asexual - Leda has never felt the desire to be romantically or physically involved with anyone. She has a little experience with both genders, but has no interest in pursuing anything in that regard.
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single (Not Looking)
ZODIAC SIGN:Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back.
ELEMENT: Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity, which is surprising because Leda is not like this at all.
PLANET: Their ruling planet is Neptune, so Pisces are more intuitive than others and have an artistic talent. Neptune is connected to music, so Pisces reveal music preferences in the earliest stages of life. They are generous, compassionate and extremely faithful and caring.
EDUCATION: Hogwarts New Zealand
HOGWARTS HOUSE: Slytherin
HOGWARTS YEAR: Sixth Year
FAVORITE CLASS: History of Magic
LEAST FAVORITE CLASS: Divination
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES: Hogwarts Monthly (Intern), Slytherin Quidditch (Co-Captain), Student Defence Association.
WAND : Straight 14 1/2 Inch Rigid Dogwood Wand with Unicorn Tail Hair Core
Wood: Dogwood wands are quirky and mischievous; they have playful natures and insist upon partners who can provide them with scope for excitement and fun.
Core: The animal is known for its healing qualities and unbridled beauty, so it is no surprise that wands with unicorn hair are particularly successful at performing healing spells. Wands with this core bond with their first caster, making wands with this core not good as hand-me-downs. These wands are useful with charms and transfigurations.
PLAY BY: Jane Levy
HAIR: Bright red hair, shoulder length. When she was younger it was very curly, but as she's grown up it's a little straighter.
BUILD : Leda is of an average height and weight for her age. She's also quite strong, and won't hesitate to show someone as such.
STYLE: Leda very rarely wears trousers, and is much more comfortable in dresses and skirts. She likes to wear flat shoes and tops that are collared. On cold days she will wear knitted jumpers over her outfit. Sometimes she will wear her hair up, especially if she's playing quidditch, and she if usually seen around the castle with a cross body bag. She prefers to wear darker muted colours as opposed to anything too bright.
OTHER DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: Freckles which are more noticeable in summer.
A LITTLE DEEPER:
PERSONALITY: Leda is not a bad person, however she does struggle to understand empathy and common sense. As she is always looking to find ways of making everyone's "boring" life more interesting, she tends to go about this unconventionally as she doesn't understand what is expected of her. She doesn't think too far ahead in the future which sometimes leads her to act irrationally, and it's difficult for her to see a situation as too much to handle due to her sister's over compensation. Leda loves to make up stories of people, unaware that Olive did the same thing to her growing up, and spread these around. While she is not trying to put anyone in harm's way, she just finds it exciting when gossip is spread and is oblivious to the consequences of doing so.
Imaginative Defensive "Helpful" Excitable Inquisitive
Unempathetic Amoral Bossy Unperceptive Rude
HISTORY: Leda was born on the 29th February 2033, 12 years after the birth of her sister Olive, to Ariana and Clement Layton. Her parents were the owners of an established family business within real estate, but a few months prior to Leda's birth her parents lost the business due to redundancy. Leda was brought up by Olive, who had until then been accustomed to the finer things in life thanks to the income of the business. Growing up, Leda followed in Olive's shadow, trying to live up to her sisters expectations. As Olive was a Gryffindor at Hogwarts Scotland, Leda would often hear about her sisters stories and time at school when she came home for the holidays, and unknown to Leda, Olive used to exaggerate her accomplishments due to not wanting to drop appearances to her friends and family after their financial crisis, and therefore Leda went through her childhood with unrealistic goals and expectations, which leads her to the person she is today.
During Leda's fourth year at Hogwarts, Clement Layton died of a sudden heart attack. This didn't effect Leda too much as she was never close to her parents as they were busy trying to pick up and restage a new business, leaving her always in the care of Olive. It was Olive however that took the majority of this hit, leaving her role at Hogwarts as the Potions Professor to return to their hometown in America and help their mom. During this time Leda felt as though Olive had abandoned her, and the one person she could trust had left her in the blink of an eye for people that Leda believed did not deserve her help. While Ariana may have been their mom, she had done very little to care for her daughters, something with both Olive and Leda had to overcome. When Olive returned to New Zealand a year later, Leda was hesitant to trust her as she felt as though many people in her life were beginning to fall away.
LIKES: Writing, reading, being with friends, quidditch, helping others
DISLIKES: Other people being arrogant, getting hit by bludgers, relationship drama
GOALS: To be as good as Olive, and get a job at the Daily Prophet in order to spread word of unknown truths.
FEARS: Olive or Mervyn leaving her (Even though she's currently mad at Olive, she still wouldn't want to lose her).
STRENGTHS: Leda can be quite imaginative and creative when she puts her mind to it. While it doesn't always work on the best for other students, she is able to put forward information in an exciting and engaging way. Leda is also quite good at leading a small team, because she will happily speak up with ideas and defend those that need it.
WEAKNESSES: Leda has grown up with unrealistic expectations, meaning that what others would usually find to be amoral, Leda does not. While she tries to help others around her, she usually goes about this in the wrong way and without realisation of the consequences or what it means. She is also far from subtle, so when she is trying to get information to write about, she doesn't always go about this well. Empathy isn't her strong point either, so she finds it quite difficult to make friends. She does have a couple but Mervyn is the only one she would consider herself close to, as he is on a similar wave length.
MIRROR OF ERISED : Unknown
Clement Layton (Cobbledick)
|ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBERS|
(That have HNZ accounts)
|Wendall Layton (Cousin)|
Professor Monty Pendleton (Distant Cousin)
Margo Ellis (Distant Cousin)
Phineas Ellis (Distant Cousin)
|FRIENDS & ACQUAINTANCES||Mervyn Strangewayes (Best Friend)|
Fleur Van Houten
|ENEMIES (Easily Made)||Syrus Stilinski|