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[personal profile] pasodoble 2014-03-12 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
Antonio comes from an old family that takes pride in their pure lineage. If you look far, far, far, far back enough, you'll find that they actually have mixed blood but they are influential enough to shut down and ruin anyone that tries to mention it. Antonio's father is a Spanish wizard ambassador to the United Kingdom. The family discriminates terribly against non-purebloods. Hell, they'll even discriminate against purebloods that associate with mixed blood. Though Antonio himself isn't an awful person, he was a highly impressionable child and that was the only lifestyle he knew so he came to reflect his family's views without doubt. He has an older sister who is a bit of a rebel but he idolizes her all the same. When his sister chose to go to Hogwarts instead of Beauxbatons, he decided to follow her too. The sorting hat wrestled between Slytherin and Gryffindor but Gryffindor won out.

Not coming from the United Kingdom, he wasn't really familiar with which families were "okay" for him to associate with so he "accidentally" made friends with people who were from mixed and muggle families. He was pretty popular at first thanks to his charm and appearances but his awful attitude would reveal itself and quickly cause him to lose favor among others. For a while, he was actually more popular with the Slytherins than he was with his own house. Things changed when he tried out for quidditch, still not knowing who was who, and was accepted on the condition he would work with everyone as a team regardless of blood status upon revelation. His natural love and passion for the sport beat out his conditioned dislike for non-purebloods. This was just the first step and gradually, he would start to think for himself instead of parroting back everything he learned from his family. He grew, matured, and before he left Hogwarts, he was a much more different person than he was when he first arrived.

Upon graduation, he decided to pursue sports as a career instead of going into wizard politics like his father. This, on top of associating with "filthy blood," and even dating a mixed witch, got his name blasted off the family tree. Luckily, he was able to rely on his friends and his sister (who met a similar fate) for support and he became a professional player for the Spanish National Team. Interestingly, he was recruited as a keeper instead of chaser (which had been his position at Hogwarts). He led a successful career and retires. He could become a professor for herbology.

Though most of his family was in Spain, many seemed to support Voldemort. His parents were called back to Spain for their own safety and Antonio was already in Spain thanks to his own job. He invited his friends to come stay with him in Spain where they would hopefully be safe but when they declined, he went to them.

His familiar is a short eared owl.
His patronus is a bull.
For a brief period, his Boggart was Arthur beating him at a duel. Casting riddikulus turned him into a hedgehog. Now, his boggart is a loved one saying they hate him. Casting riddikulus will make them say they love him.
His wand is ebony, phoenix feather, 12 inches, supple
This jet-black wand wood has an impressive appearance and reputation, being highly suited to all manner of combative magic, and to Transfiguration. Ebony is happiest in the hand of those with the courage to be themselves. Frequently non-conformist, highly individual or comfortable with the status of outsider, ebony wand owners have been found both among the ranks of the Order of the Phoenix and among the Death Eaters. In my experience the ebony wand’s perfect match is one who will hold fast to his or her beliefs, no matter what the external pressure, and will not be swayed lightly from their purpose.

This is the rarest core type. Phoenix feathers are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn or dragon cores to reveal this. They show the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards dislike.
Edited 2014-03-12 08:56 (UTC)