Helena Shay Rycin Age: Sixteen | Grade: Sixth Year | House: Hufflepuff | Purity: Half Blood - Metamorphmagus | Extra: Qudditch Chaser Family: Mother - (Deceased) Muggleborn Witch, Hufflepuff, former best friend of Molly Weasley ('nee Pewett) Father - (Deceased) Pure Blood Wizard, Gryffindor, former best friend of Arthur Weasley Molly Weasley - Godmother, maternal-figure Arthur Weasley - Godfather, parental-figure William, Charlie, Percy, Fred/George, Ronald and Ginny - Surrogate siblings and friends Rycin Family - Pure Bloods, Helena's paternal heritage, have expressed their acceptance of her mixed parentage and merely wish her to be safe Russel Family - Muggles, Helena's maternal heritage, have no knowledge of her existence Atropa Trist - Best friend since first year, but not widely known among the other students because Atropa is a Slytherin Hogwarts: Strengths - Herbology, Charms, Jinxes & Hexes Weakness - Potions, Dark Arts & Transfiguration Patronus - Guinea Pig Boggart - Darkness Fun Facts: Weasley Twins - Identical in age, having grown up together and enrolled at Hogwarts (with shared classes), Helena has built an extremely strong bond with Fred and George. She considers them her best friends and has never seen them as anything else, although Helena's heart is beginning to favor George. She feels responsible to protect the brothers and often takes the blame when they make mistakes or get in trouble. This began when Fred broke his elbow while climbing a tree. Helena feels obligated to protect the brothers and always has. Hannah Abbott - Her third best friend, fellow Hufflepuff and the only person that truly suspects Helena's developing feelings towards George. Hannah has always been there for Helena and they share a love of Jinxes & Hexes. Amanda Knott - Helena's fourth best friend, but recently Amanda has begun showing a romantic desire towards George and this has caused some tension between herself and Helena. Hufflepuff Chaser - Helena became a member of the Hufflepuff Qudditch team during her second year at Hogwarts. She loves the sport and is a proud enthusiast. Helena attended the Qudditch World Cup with the Weasley family, she cheered for Ireland along with the Twins. Parent's Deaths - Voldemort's followers discovered Mr. Rycin married a Muggleborn female and they sought the innocent couple out, during the Christmas season and murdered both elders in cold blood. Baby Helena, only two years old at the time, was only spared because the Death Eater's incompetence allowed her. She had been sleeping in the next bedroom and woke an hour later with blood curdling screams. After their deaths were reported, little Helena was placed in Molly Weasley's care. Helena does not know that her parents were the victims of murder, at the hands of Death Eaters. She simply believes they died of a terrible disease, Molly's efforts to shield the poor girl from the truth. Personality - Helena is extremely flirtatious by nature, her personality is practically identical to her mother's. She enjoys harmless teasing, playful flirting and innocent jokes. Helena is very outgoing and social, she loves to be around people and is always the center of attention. However, Helena is very emotional and can become temperamental when placed in wrong situations. Metamorphmagus - Helena's father's family, the Pure Blood heritage, has been known to birth Metamorphmagi witches and wizards. However, relatives of the family do not begin showing symptoms of this genetic inheritance until their eighteen birthday. Following the activation of their Metamorphi genes, witches and wizards experience an influx of their emotions. This causes them to suffer radical mood-swings and they often display physical signs, such as hair color or eye color changing.