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Let me tell you something. It gets easier. Everyday, it gets just the tiniest bit easier. But you have to do it everyday. And that's the hard part. 

— Urya to Elliot


Urya Cathleen Quint (b. 20 April – 26 December) was a Muggle-born witch of the Quint family, the eldest daughter of Muggles Jack and Emily Quint, and the elder sister of Udele. She suffered an unhappy childhood which, as a result, served to affect her for seemingly most of her life. She learned that she was a witch as a child after she began to engage in frequent and fervid displays of underage magic, distancing herself from her family and blighting the once strong relationship between her and her sister.

Upon attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Urya was Sorted into Slytherin House on account of her shrewd and perceptive nature, making her one of the rare and few Muggle-borns to have ever been Sorted into the House.

Biography

Early life

"That woman was an evil old hag to your mother. I should know. Years and years of therapy bills to prove it."
Udele unveiling Urya's upsetting childhood to Elliot

Hogwarts years

First year

Second year

Third year

Fourth year

Sirius: "Who's thick enough to get with Philip?"
Mallory: "Crazy Quint."
Sirius: "She's not even in school."
Mallory: "Yes, she is. She was in hospital, but they let her out. She's just not allowed to handle knives. Not like she doesn't anyway. Great thing about boarding school. Parents don't see a thing."
— {{{7}}}

Fifth year

Sixth year

Seventh year

Life after Hogwarts

Later life

"This isn't about you. This about what you didn't do. It's about what Philip did. It's about what I did. Your son wants to become an Auror. He gets wonderful marks and he tries hard in everything he does. He wants to save lives. And you know what, he did it all, no thanks to you! Because — and I'll say it again, Urya — you weren't here!"
Persia confronts Urya about her ten-year absence

Death and post-mortem

"She was strong, and you're strong; and she was brave, and you're brave. I know you didn't think much of her, but she loved you. And you wouldn't be who you are, and I wouldn't be who I am, if she hadn't come into our lives. Make of that what you will, but she's in you, and that's a good thing."
Philip's eulogy at Urya's funeral

Physical description

"She's thin, she's ginger, she says "wow" a lot."
Sirius regarding Urya's most distinguishable features
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Urya, aged 17, in her sixth year

Urya was described as being a girl who was pretty in some ways most did not seem to notice. She had waist-length, frizzy red hair, protuberant green eyes which often seemed to be dreamily distracted, extremely pale skin, and light eyebrows and eyelashes. Her eyes proved to be rather distinctive, as many people who knew Urya recognised the same in her son Elliot. On many occasions she looked tired and bedraggled, with her hair unbrushed and dark bruise-like shadows beneath her eyes. Philip once noted that she had an unnerving habit for hardly ever blinking, but nevertheless felt that she was "beautiful" regardless of others' opinions of her. She had an aura of "extreme silliness" about her and often claimed to have lost her wand, having placed it in absurd places such as her hair and forgetting it was there to begin with.

Urya had a unique fashion sense that other people usually found bizarre. She often wore glitter and pastel colours, and sported odd pieces of jewellery such as Spectrespecs and a Butterbeer cork necklace; she also painted her face in odd and often off-putting patterns during Inter-House Quidditch matches. A few students noticed that she did not always wear shoes when walking around the castle, and according to the other girls in her dormitory, she always wore slippers to bed. The Daily Prophet once awarded her with the title of "Most Hideous Outfit of the Year" during one Potter family gathering. Due to her family's lack of finances, her uniform was sometimes rather tattered and threadbare, and she had a habit of playing and tugging at the sleeves.

Urya moved very gracefully, continually cited as dancing, and was sometimes seen skipping her way through corridors. She also had an odd whimsical way of dancing at parties, almost as if she was in a hypnotic state.

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  • sick

Personality and traits

"Everyone, this is Crazy... I mean, Urya Quint."
—A nickname based upon Urya's strange and spacey temperament

Urya was depicted as an extremely eccentric and unnervingly quirky girl with an airy disposition and many uncommon qualities.

  • childish, child-like wonder reserved for the world
  • troubled
  • observant, intelligent
  • manipulative side
  • fight/flight instincts
  • trapped by pessimism
  • damaged and confused
  • taker and not a giver
"I don't know why I am the way I am... something makes me hate everything."
—{{{2}}}

Magical abilities and skills

  • Duelling:
  • Charms:
  • Creativity:

Possessions

  • Lucky coin:
  • Spectrespecs:

Relationships

Family

Parents

Udele Quint

"We were close. She was my best friend."
—Urya describing her relationship with Udele

Philip Potter

Urya: "I'll love you forever, Philip."
Philip: "You will?"
Urya: "Yes. That's the problem."
— {{{6}}}

Son

"Elliot, I'm finally happy. People like us, we can be happy. I loved your dad and that's the most important thing, to find somebody to love, someone who loves you back for who you are. I want that for you. I love you."
—Urya talking to Elliot after he runs away for the third time

Grandchildren

"Nothing means more to me right now than those children in there."
—Urya about her grandchildren

Mallory Potter

"She's so nice. She stopped two boys in our Transfiguration class calling me ‘Crazy’ the other day..."
—Urya's fine opinion of Mallory

Etymology

Urya is a variation of the Persian name Ariya or Arya, also known as Aryo or Ario is an Indo-Iranian given name of Indian (Sanskrit) and Persian origins. In India, it is used as both a masculine and a feminine name, although the meaning is "noble goddess".

The name Cathleen is an Irish baby name deriving from the Gaelic form Caitlin, meaning "pure; clear; innocent". Another more common variant is the name Kathleen.

Quint is an English surname and masculine given name. It comes from the Latin Quentīnus, a derivative of the Roman personal name Quintus, meaning "the fifth". Because of this the name is traditionally bestowed upon the fifth-born child.

Quotes


Urya: You're strange.
Philip: Sorry.
Urya: No, that was a compliment.

Urya: Wow, Siri. Bummer. It looks like you pissed yourself.

Urya: Look up if you like me. Look up if you like me. Look up if you like me.

Urya: I visited this place. My sister called it a funny farm, but it was really rather lovely. I wore a white dress and now I can eat yoghurt, cup-a-soup and maybe even hazelnuts now. If I'm not sick, they let me play with the cats. It was just... hazy days, y'know?

Urya: I like to think there's more to a person than just one thing.

Urya: In some ways I love everything. It’s less than a thing than like. Less distinct. Less particular. I like things that I like, but I love everything. There’s more choice in like. Because even the worst things have things to love in them. I love things so much, I feel like I can float away.

Urya: I didn't eat just so I could be lovely.

Urya: Do you know what hurts most about a broken heart? Not being able to remember how you felt before... try and keep that feeling, because if it goes you'll never get it back.
Odysseus: What happens then?
Urya: You lay waste to the world and everything in it.

Urya: Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood.

Urya: You can put any face behind a mask, but be careful. Someone else might be pretending.

Urya: This is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.

Urya: Elliot, there will always be people trying to fix us. And you can never make those people happy. As if it breaks their heart just to look at you.
Elliot: Yeah, um, it's everyone. Even Jamie, now.
Urya: Your boyfriend?
Elliot: Yeah.
Urya: I'm sure he means well, but you need to be with people who accept you for who you are. And they're out there. You should never apologize for being you. You, Elliot. I love you.

Urya: We are who we are for many reasons. And we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.

Notes

  • According to the other girls in her dormitory, Urya sleepwalks at night and so therefore always wears slippers to bed.

Trivia

  • In European folklore and in the infamous treatise on witchcraft, Malleus Maleficarum, a combination of red hair and bright green eyes was considered a mark of witchcraft, thus it is notable that Urya possesses this exact colouring.

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