This character is an NPC. If you would like a scene with this character, please put in a +request. Staff will try to make time, but one-on-one scenes likely to be resolved off-screen unless they have an impact on many other characters as well.

Professor of Charms
Portrayed by Tim Curry
Name: Vindictus Viridian
Aliases: That Scary Teacher
Birthday: December 5th, 1880
Position: Professor
Lineage: English, Muggle-born


How perfect that the Professor of Charms be so perfectly charming. Though, charming isn't necessarily the right word. More…impressive. He's getting on in age, but the weight of his presence doesn't seem to burden him as his gait is one of intense self-assurance. Hard lines are cut into his face, but they represent experience more than they would shine a light on weariness. Slight jowls and wrinkled bags under his eyes give a softness to a face that looks like it was much sharper in it's youth. Nevertheless, there is an intensity to this man that is anything but soft. His eyebrows come to devilish points above blue-green hazel eyes. A thick dark goatee is mostly matches his long, flowing earthy locks — but within his facial hair there are signs of greying. He's draped in long, fine bluish-green robes that shift with each bold step he takes, and his head is adorned in a large hat of the same color. When he speaks it is with a solid, unyielding English accent.


Born to a Muggle family, when Vindictus was of age, he changed his name to sound more "wizardly." It was also the name he wrote stories under as a child that helped him deal with the extreme bullying he faced at Hogwarts from those that viewed his Muggle heritage as "dirty". In the end, Vindictus got the last laugh because he was extremely good at Charms and by the time he was a Fifth Year, he had created an arsenal of jinx to inflict upon his bullies.

He also began publishing stories of "fiction" about his life being bullied, and though he couldn't do the things in his book to his tormentors without getting expelled, he took satisfaction in just the writing of it. The act helped him a great deal in coping with the tremendous amount of disdain he received from others.

When the position opened up for a Professor of Charms at Hogwarts, Vindictus lunged at the opportunity, vowing to himself that he would help any student that might be going through the same thing that he did. He is a very protective man, and has faced a few bouts of suspension for turning students he has caught bullying into a chicken that would lose feathers off and shoot them out his opened beak every time it tries to say something rather unpleasant in Chickenish.


  • Champion of the Underdog
  • Vindictive
  • Impressive Presence
  • Wealth: Well-To-Do

RP Hooks

  • Professor of Charms at Hogwarts, please contact staff for a scene with Vindictus.
  • Author of Curses and Countercurses (Bewitch Your Friends and Befuddle Your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs, Tongue-Tying and Much, Much More).


Logs featuring Viridian Logs that refer to Viridian



Headmaster: A year or so older then Albus Dumbledore, they knew each other as children for a number of years while Viridian was in House Gryffindor and Viridian in Ravenclaw. Viridian was instrumental in the effort to get former Headmaster Flint out of position at Hogwarts. This effort was appreciated from a far by Dumbledore. Viridian did what had to be done while allowing Albus to remain the perfect man to replace Flint. Said appreciation was shown most of all when Viridian wasn't fired when his little revolution became known about. Viridian very much is loyal to the new Headmaster.


Colleague: Like Dumbledore, Hesper Starkey, just a year or so younger, was a student around the same time as Viridian and they spent most of their same years at Hogwarts together. She being Hufflepuff to his Ravenclaw. Lunet is hard to replace, but Starkey does a good job. Viridian is pleased that she wasn't replaced with some purist and its someone he gets along well with.


Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License