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- "Magical beasts are terrorising No-Majs. When No-Majs are afraid, they attack. Contain this or it will mean war."
- —Seraphina Picquery[src]
President Madam Seraphina Picquery (fl. 1903 - 1928) was an American witch born in Savannah, who served as the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America between 1920 and 1928.
Seraphina was born in the city of Savannah, not later than 1903. At the age of eleven, she started her education at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. During her sorting ceremony, she was offered a place in all four Ilvermorny houses, becoming one of very few students to be so honoured. She chose Horned Serpent as her house. She was then chosen by a controversial Violetta Beauvais wand, a kind said to "take to Dark magic like a vampire to blood."
In 1920, Seraphina became the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America.
She allowed wizarding consumption of alcohol during her mandate, saying that life as a wizard of the time was hard enough without banning booze, famously saying to her Chief of Staff that "The Gigglewater is non-negotiable".
In December 1926, she had to deal with a massive threat to the Statute of Secrecy when some beasts escaped from the suitcase of British Magizoologist, Newt Scamander in New York.
Seraphina left office in 1928.
Personality and traits
- Wand: Made by the American wandmaker Violetta Beauvais. Her wand is made up of Swamp mayhaw with a Rougarou hair core. It is coloured purple with a jewel beset in it.
Behind the scenes
- Seraphina Picquery will be played by Carmen Ejogo in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Notes and references
- ↑ Pottermore - Writing by J.K. Rowling: "History of Magic in North America: 1920s Wizarding America"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "J.K. Rowling to Reveal History of North American Magic – Beginning Tomorrow!" from MuggleNet
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Pottermore - Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry"
- ↑ https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/ilvermorny
- ↑ 
- ↑ https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/1920s-wizarding-america-en
- ↑ "Announcement Trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' to Be Unveiled Worldwide on December 15th" at BusinessWire
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