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Theodore Gallivan
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Played by MJ
Sponsor of the Chudley Cannons
25 year old Halfblood
Sponsor of the Chudley Cannons
5 ft. 10 in.
❤   Complicated
Full Name: Theodore James Gallivan

Nickname(s): Theo, Teddy

Birthdate: April 28th, 1868

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Occupation: Auror Dropout & Sponsor of the Chudley Cannons

Blood Status: Halfblood (Muggleborn father, muggle mother.)

Residence: North Bartonburg, Hogsmeade

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Wand: Walnut, 10 1/4 inches, unicorn hair, swishy.

Nathaniel Gallivan | Father | 1840
Victoria Gallivan née Hamilton | Mother | 1850 - 1876
Cecily Gallivan | Sister | 1870
Veronica Gallivan née Scamander | Stepmother | 1859
Nathaniel Gallivan II | Half-brother | 1882
Selene Gallivan | Half-sister | 1883
Graced with his father's genes in the way of height (although 5'10" is still significantly shorter than him), Theodore's colouring, however, is a constant reminder of his dead mother. With dark brown hair, he used to worry that people, having seen the family, would assume dark-haired Veronica was his actual mother, despite the fact she is hardly old enough for that. Unlike his father and sister, his eyes are a warm brown. He does have the same wide Gallivan mouth, and a grand smile when it appears – his grins broad and genuine, with dimples and all – but just as often his mouth is set in a stubborn pout. It's always easy to see when he's angry or upset about something, with his jaw clenched and chin jutting out. He dresses casually most of the time, without much of a care for fashion, but occasionally will dress more smartly to seem – older, more professional; more together, or something. Theo can hold himself confidently when he's trying to, but his natural state is something a little more loose and restless. With a firm, athletic build, he isn't gangly enough to be knocked off a broomstick with any ease, although he still has a notable vertical scar on his abdomen from being impaled on a broomstick once. Still, both his history of playing quidditch and auror training have kept up his reflexes and dexterity, and, though right-handed, he can also cast a fair enough left-handed spell.

1868 | Theodore is born to Nathaniel and Victoria Gallivan, and named after his late grandfather, who passed away just before his birth.

1870 | He becomes an older brother, when his mother gives birth to a girl, Cecily.

1876 | His first childhood memory that isn't a hazy recollection of a happy life is of a night this year, when his parents have gone out to dinner and don't return. Theo has never been more terrified. Their father returns home from hospital. But their mother has been killed. (In a werewolf attack, it later transpires.)

Change abounds in the following months, sees Theodore slightly shell-shocked. They move out to the country, and at last find out about their magical heritage, something their father has kept from them until now. It's a lot to take in, and suddenly Theodore can explain odd instances in his own life when he is feeling particularly frustrated as signs of magic. (At this point he still can't explain why, if his father was a wizard, his mother could have died.)

1877 | They move to Hogsmeade, which means more change – but also more time to get accustomed to this new world. Theo – perhaps unsurprisingly, given his father's passions – finds that quidditch is one of the best things about this new life.

1879 | As is Hogwarts, when at last it is time to attend. Theodore – a clever, capable, cheerful boy again, for the most part – is sorted into Ravenclaw.

1880 | In his second year, he becomes a Chaser for his house team. His father gives him a top-of-the-line broom, although Theodore is generally rather bitter at this point, since Nathaniel has started courting again, and Theo has no interest in having another mother or in being brought around by bribery.

1881 | Theo remains fairly stubborn and sulky about this, even as his father marries Veronica Scamander; he is still very strongly attached to the memory of his late mother, and feels like moving on is a betrayal. He is also a fairly protective older brother, genuinely quite close to Cecily, and is pleased to have her join him in Ravenclaw. This year he also picks up Muggle Studies, Ghoul Studies, and Ancient Studies. (He likes his studies.)

1882 | A half-brother is born, taking his father's name. Theodore is still begrudging about this, though he is slowly – slowly – growing more civil to Veronica.

1883 | A half-sister joins the family, and when he begins fifth year he is made a prefect. But this is also the year he finds out the truth about his father, a revelation that makes most else pale beside it. They're out at an international market around the time of the Quidditch World Cup; it is sunset; Theo is dawdling; his father transforms, and Theo has to leave him in the forest, barely gets out alive. But his father is a werewolf. Theo's stunned, but keeps the secret. What can he do? He's his father.

1884 | At the quidditch finals of fifth year, in May, Theodore gets impaled by his own broomstick and is out cold in the hospital wing for a week. He continues to play quidditch – he feels obliged when he gets made House Captain in sixth year, and he does still love it – but the incident throws him off the dream of playing professionally (for the Cannons, as he knows his father would love for him to do), a little.

1885 | But Cee joins the quidditch team as a Chaser alongside him, which is great! Cee also finds out that their father is a werewolf, and, quite evidently, she thinks this is less great.

1886 | Theodore, having been appointed Head Boy, graduates from Hogwarts in May. It is at this point, perhaps for the first time in his life, he feels utterly lost about his future. Quidditch is too much of a hobby and not a lasting career, and perhaps too light-hearted for him... In the end, he starts up in the Auror Training programme, because it seems like a challenging path to take, and he has usually found himself capable.

1887 | He continues on to the second year of training, still not sure if this is the right path, but he's committed to it now.

1888 | Only his father disappears on a scouting trip to Asia. Where presumed dead by the newspapers, the family learns the truth, because Nathaniel has left an explanation behind. It is better for them all if he appears dead and gone. Better that he, a werewolf endangering them all, leaves them safe. Nevertheless, having been abandoned by his remaining parent, Theo is Not Happy.

1889 | He might be taking it worst of all, in the family. Before he can finish his final exams and sign off on the last three years of hard work, Theo lets his life disintegrate around him to the point of meltdown, and the Auror department are witness to it. In the end, between the nosedive his training was taking and the "grief" for his father, Theo drops out of the program before they can fail him. He knows then that there's no going back, and all that was a waste.

1890 | There are still the Cannons to think about, of course. There's still a quidditch sponsorship he never wanted to fall back on. Cecily lends extensive help behind the scenes, but Theo's sure at some point he'll mess it up somehow.

1891 | Still, he didn't see this coming: in February, after he agrees to give Cassius Lestrange the captaincy, Lestrange kisses him, and Theo is forced to confront the possibility that maybe he isn't as straight as he thought.

Presently | Nope, definitely not as straight as he thought.

Theo has always been intelligent and curious. Generally hardworking, grounded and logical, he wants to do well, and always liked to push himself to be better. At school, he was very much torn between academic and athletic pursuits but ultimately liked challenges and goals in any form, and was active, confident, and a dependable team player, loyal and protective of those he loved. In the past few years, he has felt more lost – and more unhappy in himself because of it, rejecting things he used to like in favour of recklessness and restlessness and avoidance. He can get frustrated when things don't go to plan, and although he might be quick to react instinctively in the moment, he might also overthink decisions extensively afterwards. Although at heart he wants to please people, Theo is also stubborn to a fault: he dwells on things for longer than most, doesn't get over his emotions easily, and can hold a grudge forever. Letting go is not his strong suit.
— His patronus is a bloodhound.

Despite himself, and despite his trepidations, Cash couldn't help but grin at Gallivan's Oh, thank Christ. It would have been easier to talk himself into extricating him from this if Gallivan wasn't so cute, with his muggle turns of phrase and his serious meeting jacket and the way he'd asked Cash to kiss him again.Cassius Lestrange
"Your immaturity is hardly helping matters," Timothy said bluntly, not at all impressed with this young man so far. He had looks, yes, but that could only get you so far.Timothy Ainsworth
She supposed it was Theo’s hate for anything social speaking. This was the man who wouldn’t even celebrate his birthday if left with the choice.Cecily Gallivan
Theo (at least to her) always looked a little like he needed a hug.Gemma Simpson
“Tell me, are all your endeavors a disappointment or are you good at anything in life?” Besides looking like an angry, uptight Adonis.Olixander Blackwood
From working at the Ministry Ford had an idea that a superior was supposed to be serious and imposing, and Gallivan seemed far too haphazard to give anyone that impression.Ford Greengrass
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