Mediocrity is not an option for me. I don't want that, and neither should you.
— Wendy to Inny
Professor Gwendoline Astraea Mortan (born Gwendoline Bradley) (b. 3 October), usually called Wendy, is a half-blood witch of the Potter and Mortan families, the only daughter of Isaac Bradley and Astoria Mortan (née Malfoy-Potter). She was also the elder half-sister of Linus Mortan.
Life after Hogwarts
- "Sirius, you know how it feels to be without magic. At first, the freedom's strange, exhilarating, and then one day you wake up with that pit in your stomach: that dull, aching feeling of missing the only people that know you. We've been with magic since the very beginning. Separating feels like torture."
- —Wendy on her brief yet strenuous estrangement from magic
- "Over the years, I've taught many a student. Each one just as unruly, disrespectful, volatile, and highly unpredictable as the last... and to be honest, I really am quite fond of them."
- —Wendy reveals her secret fondness for her pupils
- "Well, to be fair, I am the prettiest urgent problem you may have ever seen."
- —Wendy's high opinion of her own good looks
Personality and traits
- "Don't lie, Wendy. We all know you're as much a fairy princess as I am."
- —Sirius regarding Wendy's artful personality
Magical abilities and skills
- Magical mastery:
- Non-verbal and wandless magic:
- Elemental magic:
- Defence Against the Dark Arts:
- Logical thinking and intelligence:
- Leadership skills:
- Teaching skills:
- "You think I don't care? My brother is dead! Dead forever. I thought there was nothing I could do to save him, but now I see that's no longer true. And now, it feels like I'll be trying to make that up for the rest of my life."
- —Wendy to Aries after casting her new adder Patronus
- Sirius: "Wendy. I'd know that wicked tongue anywhere."
- Wendy: "Sirius. I'd know that unflattering smarminess anywhere."
- — An exchange between the two on the Hogwarts Express
Aries Peltier III
Gwendoline is a feminine given name, a variant of Gwendolen. The name is of Welsh origin, meaning "white, fair, blessed, and holy", while the spelling Gwendolen indicates a ring or bow.
Astraea is the Latinized form of the Greek Αστραια (Astraia), derived from Greek aster meaning "star". Astraea was the daughter of Astraeus, the god of the dusk, and Eos, the goddess of the dawn. She was a Greek goddess of justice and innocence. After wickedness took root in the world she left the earth and became the constellation Virgo.
The surname Mortan may have several meanings. It could be seen as a variant of the Scottish habitational name Morton, meaning from the farm near the moor. However, it is believed to be a surname of French origin, taken from the old French word morte meaning "death" or "to die".