Fred
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Portrayed By James Phelps
House Gryffindor
Year Seventh
Position Student/Gryffindor Beater
Sex Male
Race Pureblood
Age 17
Place of Birth Devon, England
Date of Birth 01 Apr 1978
Mother Molly Weasley
Father Arthur Weasley
Siblings Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Percy Weasley, George Weasley (twin), Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley
Marital Status Single
Children None
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Character History:

Fred and George Weasley were born appropriately enough on April 1st, 1978 and were raised in their family home 'The Burrow' near Ottery St. Catchpole in Devon, England. The Weasley family were never well off but Fred's parents are extremely loving towards their clan of red-headed children. Along with his twin brother George (identical), Fred has three older brothers, one younger and a younger sister.

The Weasley twins were troublemakers from the start, always wanting to try new things. It was common to hear explosions coming from the twin's room as they were always experimenting. From an early age Fred showed a talent with magic, when at age 7 he transformed Ron's teddy bear into a spider to get revenge because Ron broke his toy broom. The twins particularity enjoyed tormenting their brothers Percy and Ron (the two closest to their age) and at one point nearly succeeded in convincing Ron to agree upon an unbreakable vow. Of course there ever vigilant parents caught them and Fred swears his left buttocks has never been the same since.

Fred was the instigator of the pair from the very start, always the one to come up with nutty ideas and bounce them off George. Not to say George didn't have his own share of plans, just Fred seemed to be the wilder of the two. George acts as Fred's conscious a lot of the time and reigns Fred in and back to reality. They are dreamers and schemers, pranksters at heart. Always causing their mother to give disapproving looks, since she will always find pranks immature and beneath her.

Fred and George received their letters from Hogwarts in 1989, there was never any doubt, and started lessons at Hogwarts that year. The twins were sorted into Gryffindor like the rest of their family for their fierce loyalty and protective natures. When they entered Hogwarts there older brothers were all in the same house, Bill in his seventh year, Charlie in his fifth year, and Percy in his third year. Fred and George made quick friends at Hogwarts with Lee Jordon, Angelina Johnston, Alicia Spinnet, Oliver Wood and Katie Bell. They got along with everyone (who wasn't at the receiving end of one of the twin's pranks) and were well liked. However the twins made a quick enemy of Filch right away but thankfully swiped the Marauders Map from Filchs office one time while being called in for another stunt they pulled. Just what they needed, a detailed map of the school (secret entrances and all).

When Fred and George started their second year of school they joined the Gryffindor quidditch as a pair of beaters. There friends made in the first year made up most of the team and Lee Jordon joined as an announcer for the games. The twins were great fans of quidditch before school and were able to work together to be considered two of the best beaters the school had seen in a long time

There third year of school started with Ron coming to Hogwarts. The twins though always ready to pick on their younger brother were at the same time very protective of Ron and his friends, Hermione and of course Harry Potter. Harry joined the quidditch teams as their seeker which further solidified Fred and Georges loyalty to the Boy who Lived and their friendship with him.

The summer before there forth year at school found Fred and George the makers of a plot to break Harry out of his muggle uncle's house. They used muggle methods to pick the lock showing there always expanding horizons, despite being pureblood wizards. The two took him back to the Burrow with Ron and they all proceeded to school from there. The forth year of school found the two mischief makers having yet another Weasley in Gryffindor as there youngest sibling, and only sister, Ginny was sorted into the house. They harassed her of course but both have always had a soft spot for Ginny, since she is the most like them in personality. When all of the issues with the chamber of secrets come up Fred and George were quick to brush aside claims that Harry was the heir of Slytherin and made jokes to lighten the mood. Upon discovery of Percy's secret girlfriend they were happy to have a reason to taunt their older, stuffy brother.

After the forth year finished the boy went on a trip with their family to Eqypt and attempted to shut Percy in a pyramid, but they were promptly stopped and rightly scolded. Fred and George's fifth year of school they placed the Marauders Map in Harry's care so he could sneak off to Hogmeade, since they had the whole thing memorized and really didn't need it anymore. The next summer they really started to invent magical items and even went as far as testing them out on Harry cousin Dudley, well Fred just dropped a 'toffee' near him, he never asked Dudley to eat it. They also attended the Quidditch World Cup and were cheated out of a bet they made with Ludo Bagman of who would win.

The twins entered there 6th year at Hogwarts and started to slowly sell some of their inventions. They also attempted to put there names in for the tournament this year by using an aging potion but failed in this endeavor. Other then the normal pranks Fred's sixth year at Hogwarts has been relatively quiet.

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Mischievous The twins are well-known pranksters and no one is exempt from their jokes. Fred is the more malicious of the two twins and their antics have landed them in quite a bit of trouble over the years. Fred can be callous when dealing with the victims of his pranks but compassionate if he feels they didn't deserve it.
Instigator Fred is the twin to urge George into many situations. He isn't afraid of a challenge and often tries to provoke a reaction out of people through humor. He tends to be the ringleader when it comes to pranks.
Protective Leading Fred to be sorted into Gryffindor he is fiercely protective of his friends and family. The Weasley family is often the brunt of many jokes and Fred has no issue standing up to anyone about it, even when he is the first to make fun of his siblings. Fred is also protective of his close friends.
Nonchalant If he thinks someone deserves it, Fred can be very uncaring of what his pranks/action do to others. Such as pushing the boy into the vanishing closet and not caring where he was sent.
Adventurous Fred and George knows Hogwarts like the back of their hands. Fred is always excited to find something new or start on a new endeavor. Fred's willingness to try new things comes in hand as both the twins despite being purebloods they have learned some 'muggle tricks' such as lock picking.
Athletic Fred with George is a beater on the Gryffindor quidditch team. Oliver Wood describes them as unbeatable and Harry says they are like human bludgers. They are both skilled fliers with precise aim.
Confident Fred and George are both very confident people, both in their abilities and their endeavors. Their confidence can be a burden in very serious situations.
Inventive The twins have sharp minds and despite their lack of enthusiasm for academics they prove their selves over and over again to be very intelligent and talented wizards. Their skill at charms and particularity Fred skill in transfiguration lead to their ability to create new spells, potions and other magical products.
Passionate Fred is the more passionate of the twins. While George can be quieter Fred is the first to volunteer both of them for anything. He works with vigor on anything he finds worthy of his attention and isn't about backing down.
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