“It’s a secret that no one
One day it’s heaven, one day it’s hell;
And it’s no fairytale, take it from me
That’s the way its supposed to be”
Donovan Liam Francis Keane
The few people who know Donovan well call him Donnie.
Assistant to Mr. Borgin at Borgin & Burkes , Knockturn Alley
, Knockturn Alley
13”, yew, phoenix feather
5’ 11” (180 cm)
140 lb (63.5 kg)
Hand Dexterity: Right
of Birth: Dublin,
Alley, London, England
Familiar (pet): Préachán, a male crow, was given to Donovan before he left for London. Préachán is very intelligent, yet independent—he comes and goes as he pleases as Donovan has no real control over him. Nevertheless, he seems to know when Donnie needs him and is the young man’s closest companion in London.
Donovan has shaggy brown hair that hangs to his ears and frequently falls in
front of his eyes. His
facial features are sharp and angular, and he has high cheekbones and a narrow
face. His piercing blue
eyes often give others the unsettling impression that the young man can look
right through them. Standing at
about 5’11”, Donnie is not particularly tall, but he is quite thin.
Above all things, the Donovan that people know is a façade—most people see a
pleasant, helpful personality that is completely different from his true nature.
Only the most observant people suspect his more sinister side.
He is a loner and never lets anyone get close enough to figure him out.
Donovan is very ambitious and can be ruthless, even cruel at times, in order to achieve his goals. He is skilled at reading others and will not hesitate to take advantage of them. He can make himself appear to be whatever others want him to be, which makes it easier for him to exploit them. Donnie is a resourceful young man who can improvise and adapt to any situation. He is usually very patient, and he has a good memory, especially when it comes to remembering information about people he has met—even if the meeting was very brief.
Donovan has always been proficient at hiding his feelings from others, and this made him an ideal student of Occlumency. When he lived in Dublin, Ireland, for several years, he received training from Myrddin Aubary, a mentor of sorts for Donnie and one of young man’s only friends.
Declan, however, was not aware that Shannon was a witch; she had chosen
to keep it a secret from her husband. That
changed when Shannon and three-year-old Donnie were in a terrible car accident.
The driver of the taxi they were in was killed instantly, but despite the
fact that they should never have lived, the mother and son survived with minor
injuries. Shannon felt she had no
choice but to tell her husband about the magic blood that had helped protect
herself and Donnie.
Angry that his wife had been lying to him for over three years, and
unable to accept this new revelation, Declan left her and Donovan.
Neither Shannon nor Donovan has ever seen Declan since, nor do they
desire to see him. Both have
denounced muggles completely—Donnie has grown up hating his father and all
When he was eleven, Donovan began attending Hogwarts where he was sorted
into Slytherin house. Despite
the fact that he was a very intelligent and talented wizard, Donnie disliked
school. While he did well in the
classes that most interested him, he frequently caused trouble (though he often
did not get caught doing it). Finally,
sixth year of school, Donovan decided not to return to Hogwarts. He felt
that school was a waste of his time and that the professors were
hindering him from reaching his full potential.
Glad to be out of school, sixteen-year-old Donovan left home and was employed at the Taliesin's Song, a small wizard pub in Dublin.
Donovan became friends with the pub's owner, a man named Myrddin
Aubary, and became increasingly interested in the Dark Arts during
At the age of eighteen, he moved to London and eventually managed to gain
employment at Borgin & Burkes in Knockturn Alley.
He is currently renting the small flat above the store.
In the five years since he dropped out of school, Donnie has not seen
his mother, though he tries to send home a little money from time to time.
He avoids mingling with muggles as much as possible, but Donnie has
been around them enough to pick up a habit of smoking cigarettes.