Alastor Charles Moody (b. November 29, 1929) is a muggleborn wizard and widely regarded as the most skilled Auror that has ever lived.  He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry between 1940-1948 and was sorted into Slytherin house.

History[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Alastor Moody was born into a muggle family and attended Hogwarts as a member of Slytherin house.  He was one of the few muggleborns in the house, and he was often bullied as a result.  As a result of the bullying, Moody dedicated himself to Defence Against the Dark Arts and became one of the most gifted students at the school.  Eventually, this skill earned him the respect, if not the good opinions, of his housemates.  

He aptitude for magic garnered the attention of Albus Dumbledore, and the man took him under his wing and began training Moody as a mage.  With his tutelage, Moody became a fully trained mage by the time he would have graduated Hogwarts; not having to put his career plans on hold at all.

Auror Work[edit | edit source]

Moody joined the Ministry of Magic in 1949; just a year before the war with Voldemort began and only three years after the defeat of Gellert Grindlewald.  He breezed through training faster than any trainee in history of the Auror Corps and became a fully fledged Auror in just six months.

Voldemort's reign of terror began in 1950, and Moody was in the thick of it.  For the next thirty years, he hunted down dark wizards and Death Eaters alike in order to combat the threat.  He slowly but surely became more and more scarred and battle-hardened.  Still, his prowess brought him the attention of King Charles Pendragon, who appointed him Head Auror: the only muggleborn to ever hold the position.   

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Alastor Moody is among the most skilled wizards on the planet.

  • Duelling: Moody is regarded by many to be the most skilled duellist in centuries.  He has been trained extensively to combat nearly any opponent, and remarkably few people have ever defeated him.  Even those that did fail to kill the skilled Auror.
  • Shadow Mage: Moody is a Shadow Mage, and as such is a master of stealth and espionage.  Shadow Mages have the ability to sense and control the shadows around them, and Moody uses this to sense approaching targets.  Furthermore, Shadow Mages have innate invisibility, which Moody is also a master of.  Perhaps most useful, though, is Shadow Travel: the ability to travel from shadow to shadow.  Moody has mastered the skill and frequently uses it in battle.
  • Soul Mage: Soul Mages can see through disguises and magically discern lies.  As Moody frequently deals with secrecy and deception in his field, he is a master of seeing through magical disguises and detecting deception.
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