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Benjamin Woodcroft
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"Wow Benji," he replied, once he had finished laughing, "Merlin save the people of Hogsmeade if a secretary can take you out." - Joseph Backus in How to: Friend, Love, Freefall
Police Constable
31 year old Halfblood
Police Constable
5 ft. 7 in.
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Full Name: Benjamin Theodore Woodcroft

Nickname(s): Benji

Birthdate: December 9th, 1861

Age: 31

Gender: Male, perceived as male

Occupation: Police Constable

Blood Status: Halfblood

Residence: The Slums, Hogsmeade

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

Wand: Alder, 10", phoenix feather

Family: Mr. --- Woodcroft | b. 1835 | Father
  Miss --- Woodcroft | b. 1867 | For the sake of this app, "Abigail"
  Miss --- Woodcroft | b. 1870 | For the sake of this app, "Ellie"
Benji stands at 5'7", with an average build. He has dark brown hair, brown eyes, and a crooked grin; Benji is quick to smile and laugh. His clothing is appropriate to his station, and he mostly wears muggle clothes; he is prone to rolling up the sleeves of his button-downs when he works at his desk in the Constabulary. He is naturally left-handed; Benji usually writes with his right hand, but still does wandwork with his left.
CHILDHOOD - 1861-1872 | Benji has a generally normal, if lonely childhood - the Woodcrofts are more or less the only people who live in Hogsmeade full time, and they own and run the inn, the Three Broomsticks.
1873 | Benji goes to Hogwarts and is sorted into Gryffindor.
1875 | Benji decides he wants to be an auror, if he does not want to run the Three Broomsticks, and becomes peripherally aware that his father goes to London to gamble.
1877 | Benji comes back from Hogwarts to discover that his father has gambled away the Three Broomsticks. Honestly what the fuck.
1878 | Benji acquires several OWLs, but the Woodcrofts don't have the money to continue. In that awkward phase where he cannot perform magic legally, he takes to working in the Hog's Head rather than work for the man who won his father's business. His other hobby is fighting with his father.
1880 | After turning 17 at the end of 1879, Benji becomes an intern in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement - he had always wanted to be an auror, and this is almost close.
1882 | Benji becomes a regular MLE employee.
1884 | After his father nearly gambles away the house, Benji gets in a blowout fight with him and moves to a different house in the Slums with some friends; he also becomes a police constable. It's not quite auror, but it's at least better than being a typical DMLE employee - and he does not have to be near the real aurors, or the Three Broomsticks. Benji and dad make a big show of forgiving each other around Christmas, although things remain tense. Benji is an extremely patient constable, especially with those who gamble; no one who gets in trouble at the casino can have done anything nearly as drastic as his father has.
1889 | Around the end of the year, Benji and his father get in yet another fight over the Three Broomsticks; they have not spoken since. He is not on speaking terms with Abigail, either, but at least Ellie still likes him.
Kind and measured, Benji is generally pleasant with everyone he meets; it's hard to get him to hold a grudge, but once he does, he is not quick to forgive. His father is the obvious exception to his good nature.
  • Quick with a wand, for all that he may gripe about his profession.
  • An extensive familiarity with most of Hogsmeade.

  • Benji is bisexual, with a preference for women. He prefers to think of this as a situational thing.


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