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The First War: Fancast & characters

Main characters

Buffy Anne Summers

Sarah Michelle Gellar

  • 10 January (1981), Capricorn
  • 1977-1978, Gryffindor
  • Yew & Blackthorn, 10", hair from a werewolf
  • Muggle-born, The Slayer

Dimensional time-traveller

Career, post Hogwarts: Medi-witch at St. Mungo’s Hospital

Family

  • Bonded soulmate to Remus Lupin
  • Parents: Joyce & Hank Summers
  • Godmother to Harry Potter

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Gryffindor Quidditch Team: Reserve Chaser
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • The Powers that Be
  • The Watcher’s Council
  • Sunnydale dimension

The death of Angel made Buffy escape from Sunnydale, to LA, hoping to gain some peace in her life. That was not to be, however, as she soon was sucked into a portal that placed her decades in the past, in another dimension. Slowly healing from the trauma of her past, she finds a new home in a world where magic is as natural as breathing. But darkness never rests, and as Voldemort rises, Buffy will need all her skills, as a Slayer and Witch both, to survive and protect her friends. Is she ready for the challenge?

“The hardest thing in this world is to live in it”

Remus John Lupin

Sam Heughan

  • 10 March 1960, Pisces
  • 1971-1978, Gryffindor
  • Cypress, 10¼", unicorn hair
  • Half-blood, Lycanthrope

Werewolf, bitten by Fenrir Greyback as a child. Nicknamed “Moony.” Expert at handling Dark Creatures.

Career, post Hogwarts: Various odd jobs, author, library assistant

Family

  • Bonded soulmate to Buffy Summers
  • Parents: Lyall Lupin & Hope Howell

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Gryffindor Prefect
  • The Marauders
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Fenrir Greyback’s pack
  • Ministry of Magic: Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, Beast division – Werewolf Registry

Remus Lupin started his seventh year, thinking it would be just like every other, with general mayhem, expeditions and homework. He certainly did not expect to fall in love with a Slayer from another dimension, and have that love returned. Of course, life is not a dance on roses, and when the war comes, he is painfully reminded of this fact. Can Buffy’s support help him through the difficulties he must face?

“The heart has its reasons that reason know nothing of”

Lily Marie Evans

Karen Gillan

  • 30 January 1960, Aquarius
  • 1971-1978, Gryffindor
  • Willow, 10¼", phoenix feather
  • Muggle-born

Charms specialist, Potions prodigy

Career, post Hogwarts: Unspeakable at the Department of Mysteries, Ministry of Magic

Family

  • Husband: James Potter, from 1978
  • Son: Harry Potter, born 1980
  • Parents: Marigold and David Evans
  • Sister: Petunia Evans (Dursley)

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Head Girl, the Slug Club
  • Order of the Phoenix

Entering her seventh year at Hogwarts as Head Girl, Lily Evans didn’t know her life was about to change.

“Love is stronger than death”

James Henry Potter

Richard Madden

  • 27 March 1960, Aries
  • 1971-1978, Gryffindor
  • Mahogany, 11", dragon heartstring
  • Pure-blood

Transfiguration expert, Stag Animagus (unregistered). Nicknamed “Prongs.”

Career, post Hogwarts: Auror at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Ministry of Magic

Family

  • Wife: Lily Evans, from 1978
  • Son: Harry Potter, born 1980
  • Parents: Fleamont & Euphemia Potter

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Head Boy, Gryffindor Chaser and Quidditch Captain
  • The Marauders
  • Order of the Phoenix

James Potter was the unspoken leader of the Marauders, and also insanely in love with one Lily Evans, a muggle-born witch who never gave him a second glance. That all changed, when they entered their seventh year. James finally grew up, and Lily began to return his feelings. Destiny waits for no one, and the two became the couple that was always meant to be, even as they find themselves standing against Voldemort.

“It’s the choices we make that define who we are”

Sirius Orion Black

Aidan Turner

  • 3 November 1959, Scorpio
  • 1971-1978, Gryffindor
  • Spruce & red oak, 12", dragon heartstring
  • Pure-blood

Excellent enchanter, Black dog Animagus (unregistered). Nicknamed “Padfoot.”

Career, post Hogwarts: Auror at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Ministry of Magic

Family

  • Girlfriend/fiancée: Mandy Walker
  • Parents: Orion & Walburga Black (estranged)
  • Brother: Regulus Black
  • Uncle: Alphard Black
  • Cousins: Bellatrix Lestrange, Andromeda Black, Narcissa Malfoy
  • Godfather to Harry Potter

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Quidditch commentator
  • The Marauders
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Azkaban prison (inmate from 1981)

When Sirius Black began his seventh year, nothing turned out the way he expected it to, when Mandy Walker entered his life. The rest, as they say, is history: The heartbreaker everyone thought-would-stay-single-forever fell in love, and for once, Sirius had to be the one chasing after the girl (who proved to be very hard to catch), instead of the other way around. But when the war descends, can he avoid losing himself to doubt?

“A faithful friend is a strong defense”

Mandira "Mandy" Safiya Walker

Aiysha Hart

  • 1 December 1960, Sagittarius
  • 1972-1979, Ravenclaw
  • Pear & walnut, 9½", phoenix feather
  • Muggle-born

Ancient Runes & Arithmancy aficionado, polyglot (English, French,  Spanish, Latin, Greek, Arabic, Gobbledegook)

Career, post Hogwarts: Curse-breaker for Gringotts Wizarding Bank – European branch

Family

  • Boyfriend/fiancé: Sirius Black
  • Parents: Matthew & Layla Walker
  • Sister: Caliana “Kelly” Walker

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Ravenclaw Prefect
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • American Muggle World

Mandy Walker, responsible prefect and studious Ravenclaw. A year beneath the (in)famous Marauders and Sirius Black, whose antics when it comes to women are well known. She, unlike the rest of Hogwarts’ female population is not impressed, nor will she let herself become another notch on his bed-post. However, Sirius’s charms are hard to resist… Can the two willful people make it work or will they be forced apart?

“Memories can be sad, but sometimes they can also save you”

Peter Pettigrew

Iwan Rheon

  • 20 June 1960, Gemini
  • 1971-1978, Gryffindor
  • Chestnut, 9¼", dragon heartstring
  • Pure-blood

Rat Animagus (unregistered). Nicknamed “Wormtail.”

Career, post Hogwarts: Shop assistant at Mystical Records (Samantha’s Muggle/Magical record store)

Family

  • Girlfriend: Samantha Lowell
  • Mother: Philomena Pettigrew

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Voldemort’s Death Eaters

Peter never felt he fit in with the rest of the popular Marauders, but when seventh year came around, he met Samantha Lowell, a (girl)friend to call his very own. However, soon the feeling of not being appreciated grew, and Peter began to drift, away from his friends, and from Samantha. What happens when his need to prove himself slowly turn him towards a road of seductive – but lonely – darkness?

“Every moment is a chance to turn things around”

Samantha Lowell

Romola Garai

  • 16 July 1960, Cancer
  • 1971-1978, Hufflepuff
  • Poplar, 9¾", unicorn hair
  • Half-blood

Australian mother, Muggle grandfather

Career, post Hogwarts: Private business owner and manager of Mystical Records (a magical/muggle record store)

Family

  • Boyfriend: Peter Pettigrew
  • Parents: Samuel & Sylvia Lowell
  • Siblings: William & Melanie Lowell

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts
  • Order of the Phoenix

Samantha Lowell has never had any real friends, despite her being a Hufflepuff, where loyalty and friendship are regarded as the most important trait. Instead, she became the target of bullies and she began to shy away from everyone. However, a meeting with Peter Pettigrew changed everything, and lead Samantha to disover the meaning of friendship. But will her happiness last even when the war takes hold?

“Forgiveness is love in its most noble form”

Supporting characters

Severus Snape

Sam Riley

  • 9 January 1960, Capricorn
  • 1971-1978, Slytherin
  • Half-blood

Potions Master, spell creator. Calls himself “The Half-Blood Prince.”

Career, post Hogwarts: Potions professor at Hogwarts

Family

  • Parents: Tobias Snape & Eileen Prince

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Slytherin prefect
  • Voldemort’s Death Eaters
  • Order of the Phoenix

Joins Voldemort’s Death Eaters after graduation, but switches sides when the Dark Lord decides to target Lily Evans, his estranged best friend. Helps Dorcas Meadowes infiltrate the Death Eaters and enters into a sexual relationship with her. Even he doesn’t know if his feelings are romantic or not.

Regulus Arcturus Black

Aneurin Barnard

  • 21 August 1961, Leo
  • 1972-1979, Ravenclaw
  • Pure-blood

Well-read and highly knowledgeable about obscure and highly advanced dark magic

Family

  • Parents: Orion & Walburga Black
  • Brother: Sirius Black
  • Uncle: Alphard Black
  • Cousins: Bellatrix Lestrange, Andromeda Black, Narcissa Malfoy

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Slytherin Seeker
  • Voldemort’s Death Eaters

Buys into his family’s pure-blood propagande, helped by the fact that Sirius ran away, putting more pressure on Regulus to be the perfect Black son. Joins Voldemort’s Death Eaters but slowly realises he may be in over his head…

Eliza de Mort

Eva Green

  • 9 May 1960, Taurus
  • 1971-1978, Beauxbatons
  • Pure-blood

Runs away to Britain to join the war against Voldemort, despite her father disowning her for it.

Career, post war: Governess to Fleur Delacour

Family

  • Parents: Philippe & Monique de Mort

Affiliations

  • Beauxbatons
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Delacour family

Even though Voldemort is active in Britain, his actions are far-reaching, and the de Mort’s are about to find out first hand… 

Lucan Davis

Ben Barnes

  • 30 September 1960, Libra
  • 1972-1979, Ravenclaw
  • Muggle-born

Family

  • Girlfriend: Belinda Greengrass

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts

Voldemort (Tom Riddle)

Ralph Fiennes

  • 31 December 1926, Capricorn
  • 1938-1945, Slytherin
  • Half-blood

Family

  • Parents: Tom Riddle & Merope Riddle (née Gaunt)
  • Descendant of Salazar Slytherin and Cadmus Peverell

Affiliations

  • Hogwarts, Prefect, Head Boy
  • Knights of Walpurgis/Death Eaters