cursed, not gifted.

Katelynn Grace O'Donnell
Andrew O'Donnell (father)
Siobhan O'Donnell (mother)
First year
Blood Status
Human, Witch
This character is roleplayed by Ellie.

Katelynn Grace is a first year Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is graced with the powers of telekinesis.


The first thing all of Katelynn Grace's relatives mention whenever they see her is how much she looks like her mother. Dark, tight curls that tumble down her back; a short, svelte frame; flawless (but sadly colourless) skin. However, one thing stands out from her overall image of mediocrity - her eyes. A side effect of the spell which granted her her abilities also decided to tweak her DNA and gift her with icy, vibrant blue eyes. They're stunning, borderline hypnotic, and tend to glow whenever her powers are in use.

Born into the upper echelons of magical society, Katelynn Grace knew from an early age that her father saw her more as an experiment than a human. He adored her, of course, just as any parent does for their offspring, but being the mad scientist that he is and having been denied all the human trials by the Ministry that he so desperately needed, who else better to use than someone close to home? His wife didn't know - there's no way she'd have let him experiment if she was aware - so from being able to toddle, Katelynn Grace was having all sorts of potions and spells tested on her. Luckily none of them were destructive (such a consequence never really came to her father's mind), and most of them didn't work at all.

With two parents in the Ministry, there was a lot of pressure on Katelynn Grace to be as intelligent and successful as them; so far, she's living up to their expectations. It was clear from an early age that Katelynn's an extremely clever child, as she was writing and adding up long before her fellow nursery kids. It also became clear that she wasn't a people person - like her mother, Katelynn has always preferred being alone. Throughout her childhood, she was perfectly happy tucking herself away with a pile of books, independently learning everything and violently refusing any help, even it would improve her progress. She's just always been like that.

The first signs of magic peeked their head rather early - when she was around six years old, and being uncharacteristically argumentative as her father tried to test a home-brewed potion on her. The bright green colour and pungent odour made her recoil and lash out, and without lifting a finger, the bottle in her father's hand shattered into pieces. He wasn't angry - actually, he was incredibly happy, and dashed to her mother to celebrate his daughter's magical abilities.

Katelynn Grace's life remained quite peaceful up until she was ten years old, approaching eleven, and her dad conjured up a new spell to test, much to Katelynn's disgust. She'd grown to hate being an experimentee, but that didn't stop her father casting a rather complex spell on her that turned out to actually work. Suddenly Katelynn found herself able to pick things up, put things down, turn things over and even smash things without moving a muscle; she couldn't control it at all, so rooms were quickly in pieces with no intention to change anything, but her father was jumping for joy. Katelynn, however, was devastated; she hated anything complicated, and suddenly being laden with this so-called "gift" terrified her.

"I'm s-smart. I like p-playing dominoes and m-making herbal teas, a-and I don't like people very m-much."

Katelynn is smart. Whilst she may have inherited her mother's looks, her brain is entirely from her dad. Between the hours she spends with her nose buried in a book and her natural gift for maths and arithmetic, her IQ has only sky-rocketed as she's grown, and for such a young girl she is wise beyond her years. There isn't much to do in Hogwarts to keep her brain active, so she often brings in puzzle books at the start of the year and stuffs them under her bed to use when she's bored. Sudukos are her particular favourite, along with dominoes.

Something else one should know before attempting to engage in conversation with Katelynn - she is cripplingly shy. Burdened with a stutter that gets increasingly worse as more people join the room, she tends to freeze up and accidentally send things flying if someone decides to start talking to her. However, despite this, she does try to be confident; often she's attempted to start a conversation with a "hello" or a "how are you?", but the words often either get stuck in her throat or come out mangled in stutters. She's been teased for it too, and has tried to talk back to that (her large brain is actually capable at coming up with some pretty impressive comebacks), but her stutter always betrays her, and she hates it.

Her powers annoy her too, as she's simply not used to them. Unable to properly control them yet, they tend to lash out sometimes at random people, especially the ones who try to be nice to her, resulting in them being scared off most of the time. She's ridiculously easy to startle, and if someone does make her jump, whatever's in their hands will often go flying across the room, followed by Katelynn either apologising profusely or running and hiding. It's one of her goals in life to learn how to properly control and make them useful - she's got such potential, why waste it?

She's fascinated by Muggles. Their electronics, their games, their way of living... she's even considering just leaving the magical world after graduation and trying to live the rest of her life as a completely normal person. Let's hope her powers don't decide to foil that plan.


friends, acquaintances and enemies

Well, a "skill". Katelynn doesn't see it as a skill, and right now, it kind of isn't. Although she's working to learn to control her talents, they're pretty wonky right now, what with them being so new. Give her some time, she'll get them under control.

She's a straight-O student in everything, but Transfiguration is where Katelynn really shines. If she doesn't decide to venture back into the Muggle world after graduation, maybe a career in this subject is worth persuing.


*Scarlet Witch is her idol. She discovered her comics in a Muggle bookstore one day and hasn't stopped re-reading them since.
*She adores little coffee shops and bakeries, and wants to own one when she's older.
*She makes amazing herbal teas. Her mother taught her. Her favourite is peppermint.
*Owls are her nemesis. She hates them and they hate her back.
*Her goal in life is to make a one-mile long domino run without the help of magic.
*She also wants to learn every language in the world - she's got the brain for it. Currently, she's fluent in English, French, and Gaelic.
*She's that annoying kid who doesn't participate in class and doesn't study, yet still gets full marks on the test.

Handedness Ambidextrous
Sexual and Romantic Orientation Questioning
Relationship Status Single
Pets None
Favourite Songs Valentine by Pentatonix
Blame It on Me by George Ezra
Mexico by the Staves
Favourite Colours Purple, gold, silver
Favourite Sweet She doesn't really eat sweets
Most Treasured Possession Her dominoes pack
Where to Find Them Anywhere around the grounds.


credit goes to Ellie for the page and Red for code