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Wilkie Twycross Character Analysis: Apparition Instructor

Wilkie Twycross Character Analysis: Apparition Instructor

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Wilkie Twycross is a wizard employed by the Ministry of Magic to teach Apparition to young wizards so that they can get the Apparition license when they turn 17.

About Wilkie Twycross

BornPre 1969
Blood StatusUnknown
OccupationApparition Instructor
PatronusUnknown
HouseUnknown
WandUnknown
Zodiac SignCapricorn (speculative)

Wilkie Twycross Biography

Wilkie Twycross is a British wizard who was already working for the Ministry of Magic in the early 1990s.

In the 1990/1 school year, he supervised Hogwarts students visiting the Ministry of a student program and informed them of the rules of conduct while in the Ministry.

By the 1996/7 school year, he was teaching Apparition to young witches and wizards hoping to obtain their license. He taught his first lesson that year in the Great Hall at Hogwarts where he emphasized the three Ds of Apparating: destination, determination, and deliberation. He later gave classes at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.

While many students found this mental discipline difficult to grasp, Twycross was impressed with how quickly Hermione Granger was able to learn to Apparate.

Oh, she was perfect, obviously. Perfect deliberation, divination, and desperation or whatever the hell it is — we all went for a quick drink in the Three Broomsticks after and you should’ve heard Twycross going on about her — I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t pop the question soon —

Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

When Harry Potter met the wizard, he noted that he was oddly colorless with transparent eyelashes and an insubstantial air. This was probably the result of the number of times he had Apparated.

Wilkie Twycross Personality Type & Traits

Wilkie comes across as someone with a focused and ordered mind due to the way he described Apparation. He probably prefers order to chaos. While he was a teacher, he does not seem to have shown a passion for the calling, as most of his students seem to have disliked him.

They called him names such as “dog-breath” and “dung-head”. But this may have related to the difficulty of the task rather than him personally.

Wilkie Twycross Zodiac Sign & Birthday

We do not know when Wilkie Twycross was born, but he was probably born pre-1969 in order to have been working at the Ministry in 1990. His personality suggests that his zodiac sign may be Capricorn. They have highly organized and diligent minds and do not always understand the chaos of other people.