July 30, 1980 Godric's Hollow
Hufflpuff Quidditch Captain (5th and 6th year)
13 inches, unicorn hair, willow, surprisingly swishy
Grace Alison Potter is one of the female leads in the Harry Potter series. She is the youngest child and only daughter to James and Lily Potter, and the typically overlooked and overshadowed younger twin sister to "The Boy Who Lived"; Harry Potter. Nicknamed "The Girl Who Got Lucky" by the public; as her part in surviving the attack in Godric's Hollow by Dark Wizard Lord Voldemort was chalked up mostly to luck.
James and Lily immediately fell in love with the twins, even though they thought were only expecting one baby. One a dark haired, handsome baby boy, the other a sweet, strawberry headed sweet girl. Sirius Black was named godfather of both children. From their birth, the twins were rarely ever far from the other. They slept in the same bassinet, played together, and seemed to instantly bond with the other, from the day they were born. Harry may have been the more outgoing baby of the two, while Grace was the sweet, shy type. But, she was very loving & affectionate. On her twin, her parents, her godfather, the family cat, and family friends.
Unfortunately, the bliss of the Potters' two bundles of joy didn't last very long-for it was only a few months after the twins’ birth that Albus Dumbledore told them of the prophecy that had been made by Sybil Trewlaney, and relayed back to the Dark Lord by Severus Snape, of a child that would bring about Voldemort's downfall. To which he had interpreted the child as the Potters' son, seeing him as being a threat to him. That he had marked their baby for death. The Potters vanished almost immediately, and went into hiding. The young parents were determined to keep their children alive, and together, no matter what it took.
Eventually, the couple was betrayed by Peter Pettigrew, who gave their location to the Dark Wizard, after being made Secret Keeper in place of Sirius. When Voldemort came to Godric's Hollow on that fateful Halloween of 1981, Lily gave her life for her children - attempting to shield the twins with her body. This act of sacrifice caused the Killing Curse aimed at Harry to backfire, and caused the wizard’s downfall. Rubeus Hagrid then delivered the twins to live with their mother's sister, and her family-the dreadful Dursleys. They cast the younger twin out, as Grace was a very temperamental child, and missed her parents very much, howling for them at all hours of the night. They attempted to shunt her off to an orphanage, but, were stopped by Albus Dumbledore. When they insisted they couldn’t keep Grace any longer, he was forced to separate the twins, with a heavy heart. Instead, she went to live with an old friend from Lily's Hogwarts days, Jenny Hopewell. The owner of a shop in Diagon Alley. Jenny raised the girl in the flat above her shop, and took care of her. While Harry remained unaware that he had a twin, Grace grew up on stories of her parents, and the promise that she'd be reunited with her brother when the time was right.
The twins were finally reunited nearly ten years later, on their eleventh birthday in 1991, when Hagrid brought Harry his Hogwarts letter, and brought Grace along. The two spent the whole night talking in hushed whispers on the floor of that windy little hut, over the sound of Hagrid’s snores, and they remained practically inseparable ever since. Despite them being sorted into different Houses, she remained close to her brother, and often times was found sneaking into the Gryffindor Common Room, a fact that everyone just sort of accepted by the end of their first year.
Grace really flourished in her Hogwarts years. Always a shy, and reserved girl, once she reached school, she slowly became coming more and more out of her shell each year. She became fast friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and often assisted them in helping her brother save not only the school, but, the Wizarding world several times throughout their years at Hogwarts together. And by fifth year, she was more confident in herself, helping defend Harry after all the rumors begin flying about him lying about Lord Voldemort's return at the end of their fourth year, and the death of her fellow housemate, Cedric Diggory. She was also named Chaser to the Hufflepuff Quidditch Team in her second year, a position she held for five consecutive years. In her fifth year, she was named Captain of the team, which she remained throughout fifth and sixth years.
During the Second Wizarding War, she played a major role in helping her brother defeat Lord Voldemort, for the second and final time. At the start of term, she made the decision not to return to Hogwarts for seventh year, along with her brother, Ron, and Hermione to hunt Horcruxes. She returned with the group several months later, to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts on May 2, 1998. After Harry’s “death” at the hands of Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest, a distraught Grace continued to fight for her school and her friends, narrowly escaping death several times, at the ends of Death Eaters who sought her dead, to once and for all extinguish the Potter line. She was overjoyed in the realization that Harry was not actually dead, and the two celebrated the end of the war together.
She was named the godmother of Teddy Lupin, alongside her twin brother, the two helping his grandmother raise him following the deaths of his parents, Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin, who died in the Battle of Hogwarts, when Teddy was merely an infant.
Early Life Edit
Born three minutes after Harry,
Hogwarts Years Edit
First Year (1991-1992) Edit
Grace began her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, alongside her twin, Harry. Unlike her brother, he was sorted into Hufflepuff House.