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Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe in HP and the Chamber of Secrets) with a sword

Harry Potter

(Chamber of Secrets era)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

“Which makes you very different from Tom Riddle. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”


Context

Presenting who Harry Potter may not be necessary. We have two sets of DC Heroes RPG stats for the lad, representing part of his growth :

  1. Harry during the Philosopher’s Stone era, at age 11.
  2. Harry during the Chamber of Secrets era, at age 12.

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Background

  • Real Name: Harry James Potter.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: James Potter (father, deceased), Lily Evans Potter (mother, deceased), Vernon Dursley (uncle), Petunia Dursley (aunt), Marge Dusley (aunt), Dudley Dursley (cousin), Sirius Black (godfather, unknown to Harry).
  • Group Affiliation: Gryffindor House, Gryffindor Quidditch team.
  • Base Of Operations: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry ; during the summer 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey.
  • Height: 4’9” Weight: 100lbs Age: 12 (born on July 31, 1979).
  • Eyes: Brilliant green Hair: Black, untidy.


Powers and Abilities

Harry Potter is a young boy discovering a world of magic that he belongs to. He is learning the ways of magical spells and creatures, although Potions is the subject he is worst at.

When Voldemort tried to kill him as a baby after having done the same with his parents. But the lethal curse bounced off Harry and devoured Voldemort himself, instead. This left Harry with a lightning-bolt shaped scar in the forehead and a strange link to Voldemort (who barely survived).

By the times of the 2nd book this link was limited to Harry being able to talk with snakes. Once discovered by the magic community that made him a more somber figure. Parselmouths (talkers of the parseltongue, or snake language) are usually only dark wizards and witches.


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Description

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Personality

Harry starts learning what being a Gryffindor is. His friends and he are pitted against a difficult (and deadly) enigma who starts affecting others around them. As a result they begin to work seriously as lives are on the stake.

Harry must also cope with:

  • The spreading of his fame (in the form of Collin Creevey and Guilderoy Lockhart).
  • The troubles caused by Dobby as he tries to save his life.
  • The retorting of the magical word as his connection with Voldemort (being a Parselmouth) becomes clear.

Quotes

“Not to be rude or anything, but this isn’t really a great time for me to have a House Elf in my bedroom.” (from the movie)


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Harry Potter (Chamber of Secrets era)

A 1200 HPs character

Dex: 03 Str: 01 Bod: 03 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Wizard Student
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 006 (000 in the Muggle world)
Init: 009 HP: 030

Powers:
Detect (Voldemort) (ML): 06, Reflection (ML): 09, Sorcery: 01, Speak with Animals (ML): 06

Skills:
Acrobatics (Quidditch): 05, Acrobatics (Dodging, Climbing): 03, Animal Handling (Care, Training): 03, Detective (Clue Analysis): 02, Evasion (Aerial only): 05, Occultist (Create Artifact, Occult Knowledge, Ritual Magic): 01, Thief (Stealth): 03, Vehicles (Flying broomstick): 04

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Reflection is always on (-1), only against Voldemort (-3) and does also apply to MIND and SPIRIT, besides BODY (+2).
  • Detect is Always On and Fatiguing once Voldemort is detected (substract the real distance to Harry from the APs of Detect: thus, if Voldemort was detected when 2 APs away, the attack would be a 4/4) (-2).
  • Sorcery is Catastrophically Marginal (-3) and under GM’s control (-4).
  • Speak with Animals allows only to speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes (-4) and is always on.
  • Occultist (Build Artifact) is limited to Potions (-5 BC).

Advantages:
Familiarity (Magical plants), Pet (Hedwig), Notorious (Hogwarts, since the duel with Draco).

Connections:
Albus Dumbledore (Powerful, Low), Rubeus Hagrid (High), Ron Weasley (High), Hermione Granger (High), Gryffindor House (Low). By the end of the schoolyear, Dobby (High).

Drawbacks:
Age (12), Arch Enemy (Voldemort), Creepy Appearance (lightning-bolt scar on forehead), Innocent (towards the magic world), Limelight, MIA (Learning about his parents), MPR (nearsighted), Public Identity, Wand Dependant (see new rules). By the end of the schoolyear, Enemy (Malfoy family).

Note:
From summer to spring Harry goes through an Enemy subplot with Dobby, the house elf. He also starts a couple Fame/Limelight subplots with Colin Creevey and Guilderoy Lockhart.

Rituals:
Expelliarmus, Lumos, Nox, Rictusempra, Wingardium Leviosa (see “Harry Potter Spells” entry) plus some minor unnamed Transfiguration spells [Matter Manipulation: 01, Transform: 01, Transmutation: 01].

Equipment:

  • NIMBUS 2000 [BODY 03 STR 02, Flight (ML): 06, R#2]. This was the fastest magic broom by the year 1991.
  • Invisibility Cloak [BODY 03, Invisibility (ML): 08, Invulnerability (ML): 15, Obscure (ML): 20, Limitations: Invulnerability applies only vs. age, Obscure applies to the cloak only, not the user] Note: up to three people can use the cloak at the same time, applying the usual Multi Attack penalty as a bonus to detection].
  • Harry’s Magic Wand [BODY 02 SPIRIT 06, Flash (ML): 01, Flame Being (ML): 01, Bonus: Flash has Range +2 but must always be used at full Range (it throw sparks) (+1) Limitation: Any damage to the wand adds to a R# that starts at R#7, although while unharmed the wand has R#0 (-1)]. Holly and phoenix feather core, 11” long. A wand is essential for most Rituals in Harry’s Genre.
  • Tom Riddle’s Diary [BODY 02 INT 04 INF 03 AURA 03 SPIRIT 06, Hypnotism (ML): 04, Invulnerability (ML): 06, Data Storage (ML): 12, Spirit Drain: 02, Limitation: Hypnotism has Range of Touch (-1) can only be used on somebody emotionally attached to the diary (-1), Spirit Drain works only on somebody hypnotized by the diary (-1), Notes: Data Storage puts the user inside a “movie” of the stored memories].
  • At one point he took a dose of Polyjuice potion [Chameleon: 10, Artist (Actor): 04, Limitation: gives the looks of the person whose hair was used on the potion] distilled by Hermione Granger.
  • At another point, Fawkes the Phoenix gave him the Sorting Hat which hold inside it Godric Griffindor’s Sword [BODY 12, AV 06, Claws: 04, Mimic (ML): 10, Sharpness (Claws) (ML): 03, Bonus: Mimic is permanent; Limitations: Mimic works only on damaging Powers of creatures stabbed with the sword (-2), can only be wielded by someone brave, chivalrous and in dire need (-2 all)]. Unknown to Harry, after killing the Basilisk the sword gained the [Poison Touch: 07] Power.
  • Soon after that, he got hold of a Basilisk Fang [BODY 04, Claws: 02, Poison Touch (ML): 07, Bonuses: Any RAP from Claws automatically triggers a Poison Touch free attack with RAPs as AV and Poison Touch as EV (+3), Poison Touch may also attack the BODY of any artifact that has SPIRIT (+1)].

Hedwig, Harry’s snowy owl

See the Harry Potter (Philospher’s stone era) profile.


Wand Dependant (10 HPs Drawback)

All rituals halve their RAPs if cast with a leased wand and divide RAPs by 3 if casting them without a wand at all. This Drawback is quite common to all wizards in the Harry Potter world, either human or half-giant. House elves and gnomes are not allowed to carry wands.

See the Harry Potter (Philospher’s stone era) profile for more about wands.

By KalEl el Vigilante.

Source of Character: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets novel.

Helper(s): hp-lexicon.org , Wikipedia, Wikiquote, Harry Potter (Philosopher’s stone era) profile.

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