Dorea Potter
Dorea Potter (née Black)
Biographical information

12 March, 1920


c. 1977 (57)

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Magical characteristics

Beech, unicorn tail hair, 10 inches, slightly springy


Freelance Artist



Dorea Potter (née Black) (b. 12 March, 1920 - d. 1977) was a pure-blood witch, the youngest child of Cygnus Black II and Violetta Bulstrode and sister of Pollux Black, Cassiopeia Black, and Marius Black. She married Charlus Potter one son. Dorea was also the aunt of Walburga Black, thus the great-aunt of Sirius Black and Regulus Black.


Early LifeEdit

Childhood Edit

Dorea Black was born on 12 March, 1920, in 12 Grimmauld Place to Cygnus Black II and Violetta Bulstrode, and grew up alongside her older brothers of Pollux and Marius, as well as her older sister Cassiopeia. She was often spoiled and made a fuss of by both siblings and parents, which might have led her to becoming a precious and spoilt child, which luckily did not happen. Her artistic nature manifested when when her tears were bribed away with artistic supplies with which she would busy herself, making quite the mess and painting pink skies and lavender grass while ignoring the boy colors entirely. This happy life soon blighted at age 5, when her mother died and Marius was exposed as a Squib and disowned. Nevertheless, Dorea was the only family member who did not mock or look with contempt at him.

Hogwarts Years Edit

At age 11, Dorea attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted to the Slytherin House. During her first time on the Hogwarts Express, she shared her compartment with a Gryffindor in her year, Charlus Potter, who proceeded to annoy her throughout her first and second years. In her third year, however, the childish teasing that neither she nor Charlus understood turned into friendship, and they sought each other out for company and when choosing electives. It was inevitable when they became a recognized couple in their fourth year, during which Dorea added tempered Charlus' devil-may-cure nature and provided the counterpoint to his goofiness. He encouraged her in continuing her artistic pursuits with a quieter and more serious nature, becoming the focus of her first steps in portraiture himself. Her family agreed with the Potters found the relationship between the two as a good 'good pure-blood match', and betrothed Dorea to Charlus in their seventh and last year at school.

Marriage and familyEdit

Dorea and Charlus were married shortly after their graduation from Hogwarts, and took up residence together in an apartment above a small shop they bought in Vertick Alley. With her new husband finding work as a photographer for the Daily Prophet, she turned the shop into a pretty art gallery where both her own work and that of other associating artists