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I know this scares you. It scares me too. But the other students, they... they think I'm strange. I don't want to be. I have to try and be a whole person before it's too late.

— Megaera to Oakley


Megaera Chloris Mortan (née Alder) (b. 30 October – 6 July), sometimes known as Meg or even The Beast, was a Scottish half-blood witch and Maledictus of the Alder family, the eldest child and only daughter of Oakley and Chloris Alder. She was also the elder sister of Myrick. From a young age, Megaera experienced a vast range of health problems, ranging from allergies to night terrors. This also included the same blood curse that would one day turn her into a beast permanently, leading her to become incredibly frail and introverted during her youth.

Upon attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Megaera was Sorted into Slytherin House, on account of her many desires and the yearning for something more. She was in the year below Sasha Thorn and Lily Leander. Throughout her early school years, she was a timid, shy and submissive girl who was largely friendless and ruled by her thoughts and insecurities. She lacked confidence in her magical abilities and either went bullied or unnoticed by her peers. However, in her third year, she was approached by Damien Culvateur, in whom she found allure in his promises of power. Megaera joined the Knights of Abaddon and, under Damien's guidance, used her ability to transform at will in order to frighten and inflict terror upon the students of Hogwarts.

Biography

Family lineage

Early life

Hogwarts years

First year

Second year

Third year

Fourth year

Fifth year

Sixth year

Seventh year

Life after Hogwarts

Later life

Death and post-mortem

Physical description

Personality and traits

"There are so many fragile things in this world, after all. Megaera may be one of them."
—Madam Quincey pitying Megaera and her many ailments

Magical abilities and skills

Rosemary Potter: "Megaera wasn't only having trouble sleeping. It's a real disorder. Muggles, they call them night terrors."
Francis Thorn: "Well, now it seems as if she's the night terror."
— Megaera's dreaded influence as a Maledictus
  • Maledictus transformation:
  • Combat skills
  • Dark Arts
  • Care of Magical Creatures

Possessions

Relationships

Family

Parents

Myrick Alder

Linus Mortan

Daughter

Mortan family

Damien Culvateur

Gabriele Thorn

Xanthas Jordan

Daya Devdhar

Reilly Cauldwell

Megaera: "Do you believe in Death? As in, the Grim Reaper?"
Daya: "No."
Megaera: "I do. I've looked into his eyes."
— {{{6}}}

Etymology

Megaera was the name of one of the three Furies in Greek mythology. The name is the Latinized form of Greek Μεγαιρα (Megaira) which was derived from μεγαιρω (megairo) "to grudge".

In Greek mythology, the name Chloris (meaning "greenish-yellow", "pale green", "pale", "pallid", or "fresh") appears in a variety of contexts. Some clearly refer to different characters; other stories may refer to the same Chloris, but disagree on details. One of these includes the minor goddess of vegetation, who was also the goddess of spring. The name is thus the Greek equivalent of Flora. It was used by the Roman poet Horace for one of his loves, and was used by Augustan poets of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The surname Alder is a type of tree in the birch family, and a typographical English surname for someone who lived near alder trees. It derives from the Dutch surname that means "son of Aldert"; Aldert means "old, noble and strong".

Quotes


Megaera: True love is loving the unloveable.

Megaera: The devil is real, and he isn't a small red man with horns and a tail. He can be beautiful because he's a fallen angel and he used to be God's favourite.

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Trivia

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