Self-Proclaimed 'Survival Master and Unorthodox Magical Training Instructor', Defense Against the Dark Arts Student Teacher
Oak, Phoenix Feather, 14 and 1/3 Inches
Felix is a friendly man, but he isn't overly talkative. He rarely makes small talk about anything unimportant. He is focused and driven, and committed to improving the students and his own experience at Hogwarts. He never loses his concentration, and when he's focusing on something, trying to talk to him is like talking to a wall. He is intelligent, introverted, kind-hearted - even if he doesn't show it - and calm. He's only lost his cool twice in his adult life, Neither of which he likes to remember.
He knows exactly how to wheedle his way into a persons mind, and is well versed in persuading people to listen to him. If he wants something to happen, chances are it will. Despite all this, he never uses his skills of manipulation for his own gain, and he always tries to help guide events for the better.
Was in Ravenclaw for four years.
Kieran, Peregrine Falcon
History: MASSIVE WALL OF TEXT HISTORY
Felix came from a middle-class, half-blood family. The father, who was the wizard, was extremely abusive to the mother, who should have left him, but was continuously given 'love' potions to retain her loyalty. Felix's father used his mother as a tool, and treated her horribly. She eventually developed a kind of Stockholm Syndrome, and decided to never leave him. The potions stopped after that, and soon after, Felix was born. He was promptly abandoned at an orphanage by his father. His mother never knew, nor did she really care.
Felix grew up surrounded by other orphans. He wasn't the biggest, or the smallest, or the strongest, but he was fast, intelligent, and had a strange aptitude for mysterious events. At age six he had caused all of the windows in the orphanage to shatter, causing several injuries and much consternation. No one knew who had caused it, but the event cause the Wizarding world to finally notice Felix, and they kept watch on him ever since.
No other events on such a massive scale occurred until his eleventh birthday, when his letter of acceptance arrived by the form of an anonymous teacher. The teacher took Felix away and opened a student account for him, allowing him to buy just enough equipment for a first-year student. His wand was in the back room of the shop; it literally punched a hole in the wall just to reach him. He was given the wand freely and sent on his way. An hour later, he was on the Platform, and on his way to a new life.
Almost immediately, it became apparent that Felix was...different. Every spell the teachers taught him was manipulated and used for things the teachers never thought possible. Felix raced through books faster than the teachers could put them down. He was a very good student, and excelled in offensive and defensive spells alike. He spent more time in the library and in secluded spots of the grounds then he did in the entire rest of the school. This continued for four years.
Sadly, the other students didn't appreciate this kid one-upping them. They felt overlooked and abandoned. So they hatched a plan. One night, one of the fifth year students of Ravenclaw hauled him out into the hallway, and older students from all four of the Houses carried him down to the forbidden forest. And left him there. It should have been a harmless prank. It changed his life forever.
Felix woke in the forest, just at the edge of it, and decided to explore. He was only a few yards in before some creature of the night leapt into view and charged him. Felix used the Accio spell to bend a branch of a tall tree to him. He climbed on, and rocketed to safety. A passing centaur saw the transaction and was so impressed by Felix's versatility that he brought him back to the rest of the centaurs. The centaurs were furious, at first, but then one of the others stepped forward, and announced that Felix should be watched carefully, and could stay with them for the night. It didn't take long for one of them, who is now dead, to learn about Felix's innate magical skills. The centaur knew a great deal about magic, even if he couldn't use it, and tutored Felix in the various nuances of the art. Deciding he could learn more here, from the incredibly brilliant centaur, then at Hogwarts, he stayed with the centaurs, who moved too far into the forest's heart for anyone to find Felix. The centaurs didn't want him to come along, but the elderly centaur insisted it, and the younger centaurs were forced to respect his wishes.
Felix stayed with the centaurs for almost three years. He hadn't meant to, but he had become so entranced with the intelligence of the old centaur and the magic he knew, that the years slipped by without a trace. But then the old centaur died.
Instantly, the younger centaurs declared that Felix should be brought to the edge of the forest and expelled from it. This was not a move of anger - the centaurs had long since learned to respect Felix, as he treated them well and was eager to please - but more of a necessity. The herd wanted to move on, and Felix was just too slow to keep up with more than a slight movement each day. They also reasoned that with the old centaur dead, Felix couldn't learn much more about magic with them. He was brought to the edge of the Forbidden Forest, and sent off, back into the grounds.
For the first time in three-some years, Felix walked up to the massive doors of Hogwarts and stepped inside, heading for his house's dormitory. As he had never graduated, the dormitory opened to him easily, and he stepped inside. He went to find his bed, to pack up and try to graduate, but stopped when he found another boy lying in it, reading a book. It was one of the fifth-year students, Azena Ortiz
. They had been first-year students when he left.
The student looked up, recognized Felix, and went ecstatic. After he had told the entire Ravenclaw dormitory, the student took Felix to the headmaster's office. Felix was quickly informed that he had been presumed dead, and that the students who had abandoned him near the forest edge expelled. Felix was shocked, but recovered quickly, and asked to try his graduation exam. The headmaster consented, and a month later, Felix had his trial.
It was during the trial that his abilities became pronounced. During the practical exam, one of the examiners asked Felix to duel with them, since they had seen his skill in fighting magic.
Felix fought with a style no one had ever seen before. The instant he was told to begin, instead of holding out his wand and casting a spell, Felix used a concealment spell, dove to the left, and launched a spell toward the roof. Then he erected wards around himself, and ran around the room, dodging the examiners spells, deflecting them, and generally frustrating the man.
Felix suddenly deactivated his wards and his invisibility, and stood still, with his hands up. The examiner went to cast a spell, and then felt the pebble on his head. Looking up, the man saw that Felix's spell had solidified a portion of the air directly above him, and it had begun to fall. As the examiner deflected the projectile, Felix launched a Disarming Spell at the instructor, winning the duel.
His way of fighting was so unexpected, the examiners burst out into applause. He graduated from Hogwarts with flying colors, and was immediately asked if he'd like to stay on staff and begin learning to work as a teacher. Felix accepted, and he became a student teacher for Defense Against the Dark Arts, the nearest thing he had to survival instruction.
He's been a student teacher for a year now, although most of the time was spent exploring the Forbidden Forest, researching, learning, and improving himself. He shows up in the DATDA Classroom three times a week, tops.
But now, he's decided that he's learned enough for this decade of his life, and is dedicating himself to teaching others what he has learned.
-Felix has one light-brown eye and one deep blue eye.
-His pet, Kieran, was caught a year ago in the Forbidden Forest, and the pair are good friends.
-He is a 'master' of survival, and can set up a functional camp almost anywhere, and survive in even the most crushing temperatures.