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Beatrice Haywood was an English half-blood witch and the younger sister of Penny Haywood.

Biography

Beatrice was born in London, United Kingdom in 1976 or 1977, to a Muggle father and a Muggle-born witch mother. She had an older sister named Penny, born four years before her.

Whenever Beatrice did not like what she got from Christmas crackers, Penny always gave her her own.[2]

Beatrice had a tendency to wander off, and had gone missing at least once before her Hogwarts years.[3]

Hogwarts years (1988-1995)

First year

Beatrice with her sister in the Great Hall at the start of her first year

Beatrice started attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on 1 September 1988 and was sorted into Hufflepuff house. Shortly after the Sorting Ceremony, she met Jacob's sibling, a good friend of Penny's. Beatrice was a big fan of the individual and wanted to go on a curse-breaking adventure with them. Beatrice gave them a toy Puffskein, she had made during the summer.[4]

Beatrice imprisoned in a portrait on the Grand Staircase

Later during the school year, Beatrice went missing. She ended up inside a painting in the Grand Staircase. She was found by Merula Snyde, who informed Jacob's sibling, Penny, Bill Weasley and Patricia Rakepick about the discovery. None of them managed to free her and not even the combined might of Professors Rakepick, McGonagall and Flitwick were able to do so either. They came to the conclusion that Beatrice getting stuck into a painting was due to a Cursed Vault; although Merlin persisted that Jacob's sibling was a curse to the vaults when they forgot the ancient magic. Beatrice had specifically become trapped in the portrait due to a portrait curse being unleashed.[5]

Unfortunately, she was losing her contact with reality; as she couldn't see Jacob's sibling or her sister.[6]

Miss Haywood remained trapped for almost the rest of the year in Hogwarts; Near the end of the year, she was freed from the portrait and went to the Clock Tower Courtyard with her sister. Due to her experience in the portrait and Rakepick's betrayal, she did not feel safe around Hogwarts.[7] Beatrice also attended William Weasley's graduation celebration in the Three Broomsticks Inn despite not being old enough to go to Hogsmeade under normal circumstances.[8]

Second year

Beatrice and Ismelda playing with Puffskeins

Beatrice spent the summer between her first and second years reading "grown-up" books and becoming more distant from Penny. This made Penny feel sad, as she missed being close with her sister.[9]

She did not attend the Start-of-Term Feast that year.[10] She also started hanging out with Ismelda Murk, a Slytherin.[9] She restyled her hair to resemble Ismelda's. The two spent time tossing Puffskeins.[11]

Throughout much of the year, Beatrice frequently clashed with Penny, who worried about her and wanted to be close to her again, while Beatrice wanted to become a different person and make her own friends, and not be bothered by Penny. The sisters came to a tearfully emotional partial reconciliation in the aftermath of Rowan Khanna's death.[12]

Beatrice, following Ismelda's advice, stole Ashwinder eggs, Murtlap tentacles and Occamy eggshells from Professor Snape's personal stores in order to brew Felix Felicis secretly in Classroom 3C, with Merula Snyde and Penny Haywood as well. They believed the potion would be necessary for the Circle of Khanna if needed. She also met Alanza Alves at this time, when Jacob's sibling introduced her to the group.[13]

When Jacob and Jacob's sibling found Beatrice floating unconscious in the lake, they brought her to the Hospital Wing. When Penny and Jacob's sibling visited her, she said she went to the lake because she had been having nightmares about it after the ambush at the Great Lake by the white-robed wizard, saw a giant tentacle and dived in to try to prove to herself it was just an ordinary lake and possibly to find out more about the last cursed vault. When Jacob's sibling and Penny were alone, the former suggested asking Snape to figure out Beatrice's nightmares.[14]

Snape tried using Legilimency to make sense of them, but found it difficult to tell nightmares from reality. However, afterwards Beatrice and Jacob's sibling had a heart-to-heart over a game of gobstones, forged the beginning of their friendship and helped Beatrice move on from her trauma, allowing her to make peace with her tormented imprisonment last year.[14]

Before the third meeting of the Circle of Khanna, Penny caught up with Beatrice and Jacob's sibling and learned how they are managing to move on together.[15]

Third year

During the 1990–1991 school year, Jacob's sibling met Beatrice in the Potions Classroom with Snape, where they spoke to her and comforted her over how Penny had recently fallen victim to a laughing curse at St Mungo's, after Beatrice said that Penny falling under a curse made sense.[16]

During that school year, she befriended Victor Ketsueki, a Ravenclaw who claimed to have been a vampire. She and him one night were enjoying the moonlight in the Clock Tower Courtyard, where they bumped into Corey Hayden and Jacob's sibling, who were having a private conversation. Beatrice thanked Jacob's sibling for having freed her sister Penny of the laughing curse at St Mungo's.[17]

Physical appearance

Beatrice in her first year

As the younger sister of Penny Haywood, Beatrice bore a resemblance to her, with fair skin and blue eyes, although Beatrice's hair was short with no plaits of any kind and a slightly darker shade of blonde. Her eyebrows had curved edges as opposed to Penny's straight edged brows.[4]

In her second year, she restyled her hair to resemble Ismelda Murk, covering her left eye. Her hair colour also changed to a more platinum blonde, becoming paler than Penny's rather than darker. Her eyebrows appeared to be thinner as well.[9]

Beatrice was hinted to be biologically several months younger than she was chronologically, as Jacob did not age while trapped in a portrait[18] although Beatrice was still implied to be mortal while trapped,[5] and appeared to get weaker towards the end of her ordeal.[19]

Personality and traits

"I sewed you a toy Puffskein. They're cute, but tough. Just like me."
— Beatrice Haywood[src]

Beatrice, at first glance, was similar to her older sister: kind, friendly, affectionate, and excitable. The sisters deeply loved one another and spent a lot of time together. However, Beatrice seemed a shade more adventurous and eager.

"I'm sure she's told you how disappointed she is that I'm not walking around like a Mini Penny anymore."
— Beatrice Haywood[src]

In her second year, after being trapped in a painting for most of her first year, her personality developed a bit of a sullen and rebellious edge, most likely with the coincidence of her adolescence, and she grew apart from her sister. It seemed that Penny's prediction in the previous year became true; Beatrice became tired of her big sister watching over her. Beatrice became close friends with notoriously vicious Ismelda Murk, admired the serial rulebreaker and shady dealer Jae Kim, was excited to be sent to detention for the first time and fought Penny many times over the year. Her change in personality also affected her relationship with her parents, with Beatrice commenting that her mother thought she was going through a phase.[20]

In her third year, after Penny was affected by the laughing curse, it was implied Beatrice still loved her sister deep down inside when she became worried about her. After the curse was broken, she thanked Jacob's sibling for curing Penny and hoped she could repay them someday.[17]

Magical abilities and skills

Etymology

Beatrice is an Italian diminutive of the Latin name Beatrix meaning "bringer of joy". The name was popularised by the poetry of Dante Alighieri about the Florentine woman Beatrice Portinari.

Haywood is a habitational name from any of various places, for example in Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, so-called from Old English (ge)hæg "enclosure" + wudu "wood". It was a common practice in the Middle Ages for areas of woodland to be fenced off as hunting grounds for the nobility.

Behind the scenes

Appearances

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Side Quest "Message in a Cauldron"
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Christmas decorating activity
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 2 (Grave Danger), information revealed if the player chooses Penny Haywood to come to the Forbidden Forest with them.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 1 (Year Five Begins)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 2 (Grave Danger)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 6 (The Ghosts of Hogwarts)
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 31 (After the Vault)
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 33 (Bye-Bye Bill)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 2 (Curses and Prophecies)
  10. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 1 (Year Six Begins)
  11. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 7 (Niffler Hunting)
  12. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 20 (A Circle of Friends)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 22 (The Exchange Student)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 27 (Letting Go)
  15. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 28 (Moving On)
  16. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 26 (No Laughing Matter)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 28 (The Last Laugh)
  18. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 30 (Into the Vault)
  19. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 28 (About Merula)
  20. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 16 (The Wizard In White)
  21. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, "AN ENCHANTED KISS" Achievement
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