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Aldous Crouch
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“After a fashion, yes,” Aldous acknowledged sheepishly, wondering if the buzzing in his ears was normal in times of great discomfort or if he was genuinely about to die of embarrassment. “In the sense that one does not conceive a child whenever they choose. However certain…ingredients are necessary to form a baby, which requires a physical effort on the part of both parents.” — Aldous Crouch, Sexpert
Head of the Department of International Magical Co-Operation
36 year old Pureblood
Head of the Department of International Magical Co-Operation
5 ft. 10 in.
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Full Name: Aldous Albert Crouch

Nickname(s):

Birthdate: March 30th, 1855

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Occupation: Head of the Department of International Magial Co-Operation

Blood Status: Pureblood

Residence: Abraxan Avenue, N. Bartonburg, Hogsmeade

Hogwarts House: Slytherin Alumnus

Wand: Twelve inches of holly with a unicorn tail hair.

Family:
Helga Crouch nee Scamander, Wife [1869]

Malachi Crouch, Father [1824-1877]
Alberta Crouch née Rowle, Mother [1832-1877]
Roman Crouch, Brother [1858]
Reuben Crouch, Brother [1859]
Melody Crouch nee Finch, Sister-in-Law [1868]
— Eleanora Crouch, Niece [1891]
November Malfoy nee Crouch, Sister [1863]
Gaius Malfoy, Brother-in-Law [1854]
— Callistus Malfoy, Nephew [1886]
— Flavius Malfoy, Nephew [1887]
Appearance
At five feet, ten inches, Aldous is certainly above average in size; his thin frame gives him a rather lanky appearance as a result. Though hardly what he would consider to be fashion forward, the wizard always dresses neatly and appropriately for the occasion. He has light hair and light eyes set against a long face. He is right-handed.

What is most notable about Aldous is not apparent until he begins to move about—he walks with a pronounced limp and is aided by a cane after splinching a section of his right thigh.

Face claim is Benedict Cumberbatch.
History
Early Years
1855Aldous is born the eldest child—and heir—to Malachi and Alberta Crouch. He is given the middle name ‘Albert’ to honor his mother.

1858Roman is born. Aldous is, however, both too old to find him interesting and too young to care much about his position in the household.

1859Reuben is born. Aldous is still ambivalent.

Spring, 1862Aldous’ first act of magic is to scorch a weed in the family garden.

1863 Alberta delivers another child, this time a daughter called November. Aldous thinks naming a child after the month they’re born in is ridiculous—November isn’t even a name like June or April! Still, he is now old enough to appreciate his role of firstborn and the responsibility that brings for him to be a role model for his younger siblings.

Hogwarts
Autumn, 1866 Aldous departs for Hogwarts, where he is sorted into Slytherin.

Autumn, 1868Now in third year, he picks up Arithmancy as his elective.

Summer, 1870July sees him rather taken aback when he fails to be named prefect.

Spring, 1871Aldous completes his fifth year, scoring well on all of his OWLs. He chooses to continue on with Arithmancy, Charms, History of Magic, and Transfiguration.

1873 Aldous completes his schooling with excellent marks. He and his father set off on a year-long tour of Asia.

Manhood
Autumn, 1874 Aldous returns from his time abroad, having worked hard to hone his language skills whilst traveling. Not yet prepared to take a wife but never the idle sort, he begins occasional work as a translator for the Ministry.

1877A very bad year indeed. First, the muggles become aware of a magical presence in Britain in what proves to be one of the greatest secrecy failings of all time. Like many families, the Crouches begin to establish a home in Hogsmeade, but a freak accident when inspecting the structure kills both Malachi and Alberta. Now the guardian of his younger sister, Aldous truly turns his attentions to work at the Ministry as an outlet for the emotions that a British gentleman should not show.

1878The Crouches finally move to Hogsmeade—on a different plot than the one originally intended. After wisely cutting his quidditch career short, Reuben finally joins his brothers in the Ministry. This only lasts a couple of years before he takes to travel and research, a position Aldous supports but is still uneasy about.

Spring, 1882November graduates and makes her debut, but the seasons to follow become very lacklustre.

1884 After the wizard who previously held the position died of a heart attack at the end of May, Aldous is promoted to Assistant Head of his department early in June. It is a matter of weeks before he splinches his leg rescuing an ill November from their enflamed house, leaving him with a permanent limp.

1885 - 1886 At long last, a marriage to Gaius Malfoy saves his sister from looming spinsterdom! The following year, Aldous becomes an uncle to young Callistus.

1887 November has a second child in the summer, called Flavius Aldous. At about the same time, his brother runs afoul of the Finch family, and after weighing the pros and cons of several options, Aldous reluctantly banishes Reuben to Canada. He returns by year’s end in support of their brother’s bid for Minister of Magic, but relations are decidedly uncomfortable.

1890 Having plainly not learned his lesson, Reuben elopes with Miss Melody Finch. Aldous is not particularly enthusiastic.

1891 Reuban's marriage (and, by year's end, fatherhood) put into sharp relief the fact that Aldous, "head of the family", is still a bachelor. He redoubles his efforts to find a wife, ultimately deciding Good on Paper is preferable to waiting forever for a love match. By years end, he is engaged to be married to Miss Helga Scamander.

1892In March, Aldous and Helga marry. Their honeymoon is a fortnight spent in Monaco.

Personality
RESPONSIBLE — AMBITIOUS — PROUD — CONSERVATIVE — INTELLIGENT — RESERVED — INTJ
Other
SKILLS:
  • Fluent in English, French, and German; proficient in Mandarin and Punjabi.
  • Can get by in Russian, but there is a chance he might accidentally call someone’s wife a goat.
  • Can read and write—but not speak—Latin.

TRIVIA:
  • Boggart: November as a vampire
  • Patronus: Great horned owl
  • Amortentia: TBD
  • Fears: TBD

RESUME
PositionDuration
Head, Department of International Magical Co-Operation 1886-Present
Assistant Head, Department of International Magical Co-Operation 1884-1886
Employee, Department of International Magical Co-Operation 1877-1884
Translator 1874-1877

ACADEMIC RECORD

Class Name OWLs NEWTs
Arithmancy O E
Astronomy E --
Charms E O
Defence Against the Dark Arts A --
Herbology A --
History of Magic E E
Potions A --
Transfiguration O E
— Aldous walks with a cane and pronounced limp as the result of a splinching accident. —
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