“She smiles, she’s a mystery
She smiles deep inside of me
She smiles like she’s got herself a secret,
But she ain’t got time for love”
mahogany, dragon heartstring
Height: 5’ 7” (170 cm)
Weight: 130 lb (59 kg)
Ethnicity: half-Russian, half-Irish
of Birth: Falmouth,
Current Location: Falmouth, England (during Christmas break), or St. Petersburg, Russia (in the summer)
Familiar (pet): Susan has a blue silver blotched Siberian cat named Petrova (named after the well-known Russian chaser Petrova Porskoff). Petrova is very playful and loyal, and she likes to follow Susan everywhere. She is shy around strangers, however.
Susan has long, curly brown hair and deep blue eyes. She is about five feet
seven inches tall, is athletically built, and is a natural on a broom.
Susan has a slight Russian accent. Because she is ambidextrous,
Susan can be seen using either either hand for writing, throwing, etc. She tends
to favor the use of her right hand, however.
Susan is very strong-willed, independent, and bold. She is competitive but has a
strong sense of honor. Other people find her to be dependable and honest, and
she is a natural leader, which makes her well-suited as Gryffindor’s Quidditch
Susan has a quick wit
and can be quite sarcastic at times.
often loses her temper when dealing with rude people or anyone that looks down
on her because her father is a muggle. She plans on training to become an
auror like her mother.
Likes: Susan loves playing as a chaser in Quidditch (she's currently the captain of the Gryffindor team) and watching the Falmouth Falcons and the Vratsa Vultures. She also likes to relax by reading a good book, listening to music, or playing her violin. Her favorite classes are Transfiguration, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Care of Magical Creatures. Susan is admittedly addicted to chocolate.
Dislikes: Susan can't stand people who are prejudiced against those who are not pureblooded wizards. While she likes most classes at Hogwarts, Susan thinks that Divination is a complete waste of time.
Susan was sorted into Gryffindor house just as her mother and her aunt Sorcha had been. She is a lifelong fan of Quidditch so it was not surprising that she tried out for her house team as soon as she was able; she became a chaser and after several years became team captain—an accomplishment for which she is very proud. She could possibly be good enough to become a professional player if she worked at it, but Susan is extremely determined to become an auror upon finishing her final year of school. She believes that by becoming an auror, she can do her part to hunt down the Death Eaters who went into hiding after Voldemort's downfall. However, though she would rarely voice this hope to anyone, Susan desires to learn more about what happened to her mother so many years ago. The Ministry of Magic did not disclose many details about the murder, and as an auror, Susan may finally be able to discover the truth and find some closure.
Susan learned to speak both English and Russian fluently when she was young. She can also speak Romanian and Bulgarian fairly well and knows a little bit of German.
Parents: Aleksandr Ivanov is a
Russian muggle who was born and raised in St. Petersburg. He met Deirdre on a
trip to England during college and later moved there to marry her.
Deirdre Ivanova née
O’Connor, a witch, was born
in Belfast, Ireland, but raised in Falmouth, England.
She attended Hogwarts (she
was in Gryffindor) and graduated as Head Girl.
She met Aleksandr a year later and they married and had one daughter,
Susan. Deirdre was an auror, and after Voldemort's downfall she worked for the Ministry to track down
Death Eaters who
had gone into hiding. Deirdre was killed in the line of duty just over ten years ago, and Susan believes that by becoming an auror herself she will be
able to learn more about her mother's death.
Aleksandr’s older brother, Yevgeny, is a
wizard, but both Aleksandr and his younger brother, Sergei,
are not. Yevgeny’s wife is a
Bulgarian witch named Sophie. Their daughter, Tatiana
Ivanova, plays quidditch for the Vratsa Vultures and is a member of the
Bulgarian National Team. Sergei is not married.
younger sister, a witch named Sorcha, currently lives
in Falmouth and is unmarried. She is a very independent woman and is a
role-model to Susan.
Susan’s paternal grandparents, Andrei and Nataliya Ivanov, live in St. Petersburg, Russia; her maternal grandparents, Seamus and Bridget O’Connor, live in Falmouth, England.