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I'm trying so hard to be good. But all of this was forced upon me. I'm cursed, and I'm angry.

— Atria to Ember


Atria Jacqueline Hilliard (b. 30 January) is a half-blood witch and Banshee half-breed of the Hilliard and Cauldwell families, the illegitimate daughter of Noah and Ember Hilliard (née Cauldwell). She is also the maternal half-sister of Albus and by extension the adoptive sister of Musidora. Being the product of an affair between two people who had been in different relationships at the time of her birth, Atria was passed on to Noah, who raised her alongside his then-wife Mara Rountree. The truth behind her parentage was kept a covert secret from the wider wizarding world, only to be revealed at a later date.

Upon attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Atria was Sorted into Gryffindor House, like her biological mother.

Biography

Family lineage

"Secrets! Secrets are what split our family apart in the first place. Do you honestly believe that any more of them are going to keep us together?"
—Atria to Albus regarding the Cauldwell family ties

Early life

Hogwarts years

First year

Second year

Third year

Fourth year

Fifth year

Sixth year

Seventh year

Life after Hogwarts

Later life

Physical description

Personality and traits

Magical abilities and skills

  • Expert detective skills: Both as a naturally inquisitive girl and the daughter of the Head of the Investigation Department, Atria was known to be a formidably talented investigator. While in school, she and her brother had a knack for solving difficult mysteries and discovering the truth despite all attempts by others to conceal it.
  • Divination:
  • Leadership skills:
  • Love:

Banshee abilities

Possessions

  • Applewood wand:

Relationships

Family

Parents

Albus Cauldwell

"Believe it or not, I actually wish you weren't going to leave. Because, Albus, you are one spectacular wizard, and no matter what you are still my little brother."
—Atria bids goodbye to Albus

Musidora Cauldwell

Lucien Coquellin

Albus Cauldwell: "Despite everything, Atria, there's no one I would trust more with my son's life. Be happy."
Atria: "He'll be happy too. Nothing will get in the way of that. I promise you."
— Atria's lifelong vow to care for Lucien

Mara Rountree

"You are a nightmare child, Atria, and you have nothing to do with me."
—Mara expresses detestation towards her stepdaughter

Etymology

Atria is a celestial female given star name, deriving from the star in the constellation Triangulum Australe. The plural form may also refer to an atrium, a large open space within a building, or the atrium, an anatomical structure through which blood enters the heart.

Jacqueline comes from French, as the feminine form of Jacques (English James). Jacques originated from Jacob which is derived from the Hebrew meaning "may God protect".

Hilliard comes from the Norman names "Hildiarde", and "Hildegard," composed of Germanic elements that mean "strife", "battle", "fortress" and "stronghold". The surname has been in Ireland since the 17th century.

Quotes


Atria: You know me. I just love to stay busy.

Atria: Why enjoy today when you could be worrying about tomorrow?

Atria: Your hands.
Henry: Uh, they're on your waist.
Atria: Exactly. Do I look like a nun? Put them somewhere more useful.

Atria: Hands off, ghoul!

Albus: So Leo's bisexual now?
Atria: Of course. He turned all the paperwork in last week and his acceptance letter only just came in this morning. It was all very sudden.

Atria: You catatonic, galloping gorgons didn't even vote! Since you're both too dim to exercise your own rights, and you both have the combined vocabulary of a pumpkin pasty, consider this your final debate as a Holy Hedwig. You're out, end of story. Shoo!

Ember: Atria, sweetheart, I feel it's my duty as your professor and your mother to remind you of one thing... try not to embarrass me.
Atria: You should have thought about that before wearing those shoes. Love you.
Ember: Love you too.

Atria: I only drink the blood of my enemies, and the occasional pumpkin juice.

Atria: Just my witches' intuition, but Musidora doesn't seem like the type to try and hurt anyone.
Albus: Your witches' intuition?
Atria: Every witch has one, you know.

Noah: There it is. Like clockwork. Devastation. You're sad a case is over.
Atria: That's ridiculous. I'm happy that everything worked out just fine.
Noah: You're only happy when there's trouble, and that I know that for sure.

Atria: Don't worry, little one. Everyone's scared of something.
Musidora: Even you, Atria?
Atria: No.

Atria: If it's locked, it must be important.

Atria: Oh, this is just my list of inspirational women.
Albus: It's just your name.
Atria: Yes, I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.

Albus: I wouldn't go back to that person I was before. All I cared about was winning. But life is bigger than that. And now, I would give everything to just be happy.

Notes

  • Atria's theme song was Liability by Lorde.
  • Atria's specialised soundtrack, titled apotheosis, can be found on 8tracks.

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