Kristoffer Adolf Lestrange
May 4th, 1871
Student, starting Hogwarts in September
Yew, 9", dragon heartstring, brittle and volatile
- Orestes Lestrange, father
Elda Lestrange, mother
Frida Lestrange, sister
Gretchen Lestrange, sister
Meta Lestrange, sister
Klaus Lestrange II, brother
Hilda Lestrange, sister
- Brown eyes, brown hair, eleven-year-old Kristoffer still has the round face and unfortunate cheeks of childhood; he cannot wait until he looks a bit older. He also can't wait until a growth spurt kicks in; he's rather stocky and tries to make the most of the brawn he has to intimidate other boys his age at least, and is impatiently awaiting the day that he matches his father in height. (However, though he has luckily not gained his father's nose, it's unlikely he has gained the genes to make him as tall as he wants to be.) For now, he settles with other ways, mostly puffing up his chest and letting his shoulders rise as if he is gaining impressiveness with that. When that doesn't work, it's shrinking back down to a fragile, petulant child, and that's when the rage in his round face really starts to show.
- Born on the 4th of May in 1871, Kristoffer was Orestes' and Elda's first child. And first son. To a pureblood, upper class family. Prime position, anyone would agree. Immediately doted upon, Kristoffer's every need was met, and everything he wanted was, too. Two years later, the toddler discovered the meaning of siblings. Not a word he liked, not one bit. Frida and then Gretchen a year later, were hellishly annoying babies at worst, and a bit boring at best. He managed to mostly forget their presence, but did succeed in claiming much of his parents' and hired care-takers' attentions. Meta, born in 1876, became a little more of a challenge to overcome, but Kristoffer was older and more clever and certainly had a louder voice. It was more difficult to distract people from his new brother, Klaus, but by then Kristoffer had even more authority as the eldest, and as Klaus grew up, he essentially worked to enlist the boy as his second-in-command, hoping he'd be more use than the boring girls. One of Kris' other prominent childhood memories was of the move in 1877, when the family was uprooted to Hogsmeade. Kristoffer was still young, but he vaguely understood the circumstances of moving, though mostly remembers dashing about the new house and attempting to claim every room in it for his own purposes. (He did once take over a small closet that the servants used to use and fill it with his rat skeleton collection.) He also wandered off into the slums once, and deigns not to remember that, possibly because the dank, dirty hovels and slovenly people scared him somewhat.
Ever since his first discovery of being able to use magic, Kristoffer has tried to use the uncontrollable powers to his advantage. He has decided himself rather genius in figuring out that anger tends to increase and unleash his as-of-yet unbridled magic: which may in fact have been entirely obvious from the first, when someone got him upset at dinner and the gravyboat across the table suddenly shattered, coating the walls in gravy. Everyone was still getting over that when Kristoffer decided to upend his plate and pull the tablecloth with it. Since then (he was about seven years old then, he thinks) he knows that the household has grown to fear his unpredictable and almost implacable tantrums - possibly because everyone does care about their eardrums, and often have to be witness to the catastrophic messes he makes. On the other hand, in a good mood, Kristoffer always privately enjoyed leaving traps out especially for rats, and proceeding to dismember the pests, torture them in other ways, or - with the help of magic and his temper's short fuse - managing to literally explode them with one squeeze or a lethal glare. Fun!
Kristoffer was rather looking forward to his Hogwarts enrolment, imagining it would consist of a host of opportunities to make things spontaneously combust. Therefore, he was rather unimpressed to hear, in the months after receiving his letter, that Hogwarts was still a school, and that there would be lots of boring-sounding lessons. He has not yet been and already despises the sound of Charms, Herbology and Astronomy with a passion.
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- Simply put, Kristoffer is a terror, though there's no telling if his looming teenage years will make him better or worse. He is an utterly spoilt boy, and needs to get his way at all time. He has experienced little of the way other people live, but does not care, and will likely be outright dismissive to people of other backgrounds upon meeting them at Hogwarts. He will use whatever weapons he has for any causes or whims he may wish: rage, shouting and screaming and kicking and throwing things are his most-favoured, but hurtful words and magic do him well as well. He considers himself and his own interests before all others, is amused at other people's distress, and possibly has a small sadistic streak. However, on a good day, Kristoffer can still look like a perfectly innocent child, only betraying a little petulance when things go wrong. One thing's for sure; he cannot stand to be ignored.
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