Kingsley Shacklebolt
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Name Kingsley Julius Shacklebolt
Date of Birth 15 May 1963
Blood Status Half-Blood
House Affiliation Ravenclaw
Wartime Role Auror, Order of the Phoenix
Current Affiliation Order of the Phoenix, Ministry of Magic
Occupation Minister for Magic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Portrayed by Taye Diggs

Personality and Behaviour

Kingsley is calm yet commanding and comfortable in his own skin. He is kind but he has works very hard to control his temper. He doesn't trust easily. He has many acquaintances, but few good friends. He is prone to reflective and retrospective moods followed by bouts of nonstop work if he is facing a problem. He sometimes loses patience when something takes to long to get done.

Kingsley favors the Auror department although he is a fair boss. He can be diplomatic but has little time for blustering politicians who are all words and no action. He enjoys a good laugh, book or quote and as a true Ravenclaw feels he is never too old to learn something.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

Leadership, Transfiguration, survival skills, diplomacy, blending in with Muggles, wandless magic, patronus, dueling, problem solving/logical thinking

Weaknesses

Potions, organization, making time for himself

Personal History:

Childhood

Kingsley Julius Shacklebolt was born May 15, 1963 to Theodore and Maria Shacklebolt. His father was a Muggle and his mother a witch but he grew up in the Muggle world. His met his father through a Muggleborn friend and although she did eventually tell him about the magical world she chose to remain in the Muggle one. Because that was the case my he was raised as Muggles until he received his Hogwarts letter. His father died about a year before he received his letter but his mother never felt the pull to return to the world of her youth.

Hogwarts

At Hogwarts he was sorted into in to Ravenclaw. He wasn't as studious as his housemates as essays seemed to come easy to him, but he had to spend much more time on wand work. He attended Hogwarts from 1974through 1981 and became a full fledged Auror in 1984 just after his 21st Birthday There didn't seem to be much of a need for Aurors after the round up of the Death Eaters but he had already started the training so there was not much else to do.

At Hogwarts Kingsley was a good student although not a typical brainy Ravenclaw. His best subject was Transfiguration and his worst was potions. He had a tutor 5th-7th years since he needed that for OWLS. He was too quiet to be a prefect, but he was Keeper, and reluctant Captain for Quidditch in his seventh year. His team was quite good and due in part to the novice other teams they won the Quidditch Cup. It was the first time he realised that he was a good leader even if he didn't want to be.

The Time of Peace and Coming War

For the next six years or so things were pretty quiet. There are always calls from frightened wizards or witches of suspicious dark activity but in those years it was an honest mistake or the result of a neighborly dispute. Yet things were shifting if even slightly. He had kept in touch with his former headmaster though out the years. When asked what he would do if Voldemort ever came back, Kingsley said that he would fight and joined the Order of the Phoenix in 1992. At the beginning of 1994, he was given the task to find Sirius Black. Of course he made sure that it did not happen. He sat as a watch dog in the ministry until Dumbledore called the Order officially together on the fateful night of Voldemort's return.

Voldemort's Second Rise

He was forced to flee after the fall of the Ministry and joined the underground resistance along with the creators of Potter Watch as well as helping others that were on the run as well as he could if they got into trouble or needed something to eat. He returned to Hogwarts for the final battle and was not surprised when he was appointed interim Minister after the war. People were still scared and they wanted an Auror. He also knew that what was left of the original Wizgenmot respected Dumbledore who respected him. He didn't particularly want to be Ministerhe has never thought he was a leader it always just happenedbut he accepted the interim position because it was a duty that needed to be done and he owed it to Remus, Tonks, and he rest. It helped that he was there at the end, that he had dueled Voldemort his story had the ring of truth in it.

The Aftermath

He was surprised when he was elected Minister in the end, but it seemed that people thought he did a good enough job to keep at it. He didn't look for it but he found he ha a strength in being diplomatic and he was a student of history enough that he knew what could happen if the wrong person stepped up at a vulnerable time. Through the long years of war he learned one thing well. If you want something done well you have to do it yourself. Eventually he became grateful for the respect that he had earned as an Auror as it has seemed to go a long way in healing things at the Ministry.

Misc. Information:

OWLs and NEWTs:

Charms, Potions, DADA, Transfigurations, Ancient Runes, Herbology

Wand Type

Ash and Drangonheartstring 10 ¾ inches

Other Information not covered elsewhere in the application:

He dated Emiline Vance briefly Seventh Year and they parted as friends when it looked like their lives were headed in opposite directions. After that he was too busy or doing things that were too dangerous. Though he had female friends in Amelia Bones and Tonks he didn't find any one that was more than a sister He has accepted that bachelorhood is best and he is polite and even warm to people but he is not close.

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