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"The rest of you 'curse-breakers'? Collateral damage, I'm afraid. Entirely expendable to me."- Patricia Rakepick callously revealing her intention to kill the Main Character and their friends in the Buried Vault.

Patricia Rakepick (born between September 1955 and August 1956) was a Dark witch and a world-famous Curse-Breaker for Gringotts Wizarding Bank that returned to Hogwarts during the fourth year of the Main Character. She returned to open the Cursed Vaults and break the curse inside. When she entered the Great Hall, she somehow scared Ben Copper.

In the fifth year of the Main Character, she chooses them, along with Merula Snyde and Bill Weasley, as her assistants.

In the Buried Vault, she betrayed the Main Character by breaking their wand and casted Crucio on Merula Snyde.

In the Forbidden Forest, she accidentally killed Rowan Khanna while trying to kill Ben Copper.

Appearance[]

Patricia Rakepick was a haughty-looking witch with wavy, red hair and blue eyes. Dressed for practicality yet with an obvious wizarding flair, she often wore long-sleeved brown shirt and matching trousers decorated with a dragon scale texture, and a blood red waistcoat that was a shorter at the back than on the front.

She wears black robes, on which an ornamental Eye of Horus was pinned, high boots and white gloves, as well as two light brown belts across her waist, one of which held a leather holster for her wand.

Personality[]

Patricia Rakepick was a self-declared daredevil with little regard for rules or restrictions and with a strong sense of entitlement. She was also a highly intelligent and magically gifted witch, as evidenced by both her top performance at Hogwarts as well as her later achievements in life.

Very secure in her own judgement and immensely confident in her own abilities, she would often eye those with whom she conversed with a look of gleeful smugness yet could demonstrate a sudden temper or disdain towards those of whom she did not think very highly, such as Ben Copper, whom she cruelly singled out during her evaluation of a group of students from which she wanted to pick an assistant for her sanctioned search for the Cursed Vaults.

While she was sorted into Gryffindor upon arriving at Hogwarts, Severus Snape noted her to be unusually cunning for a member of that house.

According to Silvanus Kettleburn, she was a strict disciplinarian who did not suffer foolishness from anyone, be it from the Curse-Breakers working under her or domesticated magical creatures in her care. Her stringency in this regard was assumed to be the reason why Sickleworth was, according to Professor Kettleburn, the most well-behaved Niffler he had ever seen.

Known to take immense pride in her status as a world-renowned Curse-Breaker, she was not a particularly modest person, as seen by her shameless flaunting of her position of trust and prestige, even to her peers, in order to attempt to place herself above them. Not all talk and no bite, however, she was happy to be in the thick of the action, she is not someone to shy away from a dangerous situation, with even Rubeus Hagrid believing her to be completely fearless.

She had a reputation for ruthlessness and eliminating those that she believed to be her competition, widely known as someone not to be crossed. But despite these traits, her full dark nature wasn't widely known.

Beneath her veneer of cordiality, lurked a personality that was ambitious, cruel, sadistic and downright evil. Hungry for the power of the Cursed Vaults, Patricia had no qualms with how she attempted to achieve this goal nor with whom she associated in the process, having joined the mysterious and intensely malevolent "R" and manipulating young and eager wizards and witches in this regard. She did not, in fact, care for her young charges in any way beyond their immediate or potential usefulness to her and willingly discarded them the moment she deemed them liabilities rather than assets.

Trivia[]

  • Patricia Rakepick is the main antagonist in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. The secondary antagonist is Merula Snyde and the tertiary antagonists are Ismelda Murk and Severus Snape, though Merula, Ismelda and Snape later became anti-heroes.
    • In addition, she is one of the two Gryffindor antagonists shown in the universe, the other being Peter Pettigrew; however, she is the first villainous female Gryffindor.
  • Since she wore the Eye of Horus, Patricia might at some point in her career have worked in Egypt.
  • Based on her sorting, she may have been in the same year as Narcissa Black (Slytherin), who was born in 1955.
  • Patricia was apparently made an official member of the non-teaching staff at Hogwarts by Dumbledore, seeing how she had the authority to award house points even prior to becoming a teacher.
  • Patricia Rakepick's character sheet indicates that she was modelled after actresses Cate Blanchett, Lauren Bacall and Julianne Moore.
  • She is the first Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor named in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
  • As of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 42 (The Final Vault), her fate depends on the player, who can choose to trap her inside the Sunken Vault or send her to the authorities.
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