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Marlene Cecilia McKinnon
5 July 1958
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Marlene Cecilia McKinnon
Nicknames: Marly
Age: Sixteen
Birthday: July 5, 1959
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Wand: 13 1/2 inches, holly, ashwinder ash good for defensive spells
Blood: Half -- muggle mother, pureblood father
Allegiance: Against Voldemort and his supporters

Year: Sixth
Best Classes: Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration
Worst Classes: Potions
Quidditch: Keeper
Taking: Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration

Marlene is quite pretty, but she doesn't like talking about it. She feels that appearance is a small part of a person and would rather rely on her intellect and ability than her looks. She has a pale complextion and a petite build, but doesn't bother with make-up or trying to stay up-to-date with Muggle trends. She has longer, dark brown wavy hair that she wears in braids when she isn't feeling like spending a lot of time on it in the morning and gray eyes. She's 5'5" and quite thin, but definitely not because she doesn't eat enough.

Marlene is a very responsible person, thus will not shirk away from any consequences that might come from her actions. However, she is a fast-talker and a quick-thinker, which means she rarely gets into any trouble herself. She's quite creative and original, but she can get easilly distracted by a cute bloke or a funny joke. She is also very direct and hates it when people float around important topics. She is the type that would much rather tackle a problem than pretend it isn't there at all. She is also quite the perfectionist - but only in things that matter to her. In other words, her quarter of the room may be a sty, but she has to have everything written just so in her homework planner or she'll go crazy.

Because of her mother's influences, Marlene loves literature and reading. If she isn't doing homework, her nose is usually in some sort of book. She tends to read the classics, but will read anything that sits still long enough. She enjoys analyzing the characters and trying to explain them to her friends, although they usually just nod and agree with her when she goes on these tangents. She also has a knack of writing in her books in a mechanical pencil when she likes a passage or something moves her.

Zodiac vs House
Gryffindors born under the sign of Cancer will root for the home team until their throats are raw. They are deeply loyal to their House (and also to any friends outside of their House, although these may take a back seat to Gryffindor loyalties). Make a friend with a Gryffindor Cancer, and you've made a friend for life. Cancer is a sentimental, yet high achieving sign that dreams often, and dreams big; this combined with the Gryffindor romantic streak creates a quixotic, almost anachronistically chivalrous temperament.

Marlene is an only child and lives in Kent, England, with her father, Bernard, and mother, Christine. Bernard worked for the Ministry for quite a few years until he met Alexa. Once they decided to settle down and word got out that he was marrying a Muggle, many of his coworkers stuck up his nose at him. Soon after they were wed, he left the Ministry and they bought a small apple orchard and built a farm house where they keep three horses, a cow, and a few chickens. Bernard and Alexa tried multiple times to have children before Marlene, but there was always some sort of complication during the pregnancy. Once they had Marlene, though, they felt as though their family was complete and stopped trying for more children.

Once Marlene was old enough to attend Hogwarts, her parents had misgivings. Alexa had homeschooled her during her earlier years with the help of Bernard from time to time and they rarely saw other people in their remote location. Marlene was the youngest child, by far, in their extended families so she didn't have many chances to meet other children her age. However, after some coaxing from Marlene, Bernard and Alexa decided to let her attend school. The first person she met was Lily Evans, who quickly became her best mate with their matching wit, sense of humour, and love of chocolate.

In her fifth year, she easilly managed to get OWLS in the classes that mattered to her, including Outstandings in Transfiguration, Charms, and Defence.

Family: Marlene gets along perfectly well with her parents. When she was younger she always wished that she had siblings, but Lily soon became the sister she never had.
Friends: Lily Evans has been her best mate since their very first day at Hogwarts. However, she is also very close to Alice Emerson and Natalia Gianinni, her other two roommates. The three of them make a bit of a strange group, but their dynamic is near perfect. She is also friends with the Marauders, as she has always found them terribly amusing and fun to joke around with.
Enemies: Marlene can't keep an enemy for the life of her. Her closest thing to an enemy is Narcissa Black, who has held a grudge against her since the third year when Marlene accidentally spilled a potion on her new bag.
Romantic: Fairly shy in this area, Marlene has never had a boyfriend. She would watch her mates laugh and cry over relationships and always found them to be a bit of a hassle. However, after befriending the Marauders, she eventually came to nurse a crush on Remus, who she noticed to have a lot in common with her, as they both had their noses in similar books.

Plans After Hogwarts
Marlene has wanted to be an Auror after Hogwarts for as long as she can remember. It was the only office at the Ministry that her father felt was halfway decent office at the Ministry, thus urging her to go forward with it.

Quick Facts
● Favourite colour is green
● Is left-handed
● Writes poetry almost every night before going to bed
● Lives in Kent with her family
● Doodles on her notes more than writes notes
● Has a nasty habit of stealing Lily's chocolate
● Loves Muggle music - especially Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, and Led Zeppelin
● Lives in bellbottoms when not wearing her uniform
● Gets along with most everyone

Marlene McKinnon is a character for the RP densaugeo_rp. I do not own Harry Potter in any way nor claim to own it. I am also not Rachel McAdams - just borrowing her.