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Justin Elswick

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Justin Michael Elswick (b. February 13, 1984) was formerly a Dark Wizard. He was often compared to Lord Voldemort. He spent a year in Azkaban, but was released when he renounced his old ways and fixed all the damage he caused. He currently lives with Molly and Arthur Weasley.
Justin Elswick
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February 13, 1984

Blood status


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5' 10"

Hair colour

Dark Brown

Eye colour

Brown, Red when angry

Skin colour


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Family members
  • Ray Romano (father)
  • Mrs. Romano (mother)
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large dog


Mahogany, 13 inches, thestral hair, good for using unforgivable curses



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  • Hogwarts assistant gamekeeper (formerly)


  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (formerly)


Early Life

Justin was born in America. Nothing is known about his childhood, other than the fact that he was an extremely gifted wizard, capable of most advanced spells by the age of eight. He was shipped into Britan in 1993 when his magical abilities appealed to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he attended from 1994 to 1998.

Time at Hogwarts

He attended Hogwarts from 1994 to 1998, where he met various personalities like Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy. He was expelled in 1998 when he used an Unforgivable Curse on another student. From 1998 to 2002, he was Rubeus Hagrid's assistant. In 2002, he killed Minerva McGonagall. and was immediately swarmed by Aurors. Justin flattened them, using his insane power, and went into hiding.

In Hiding, 2002-2021

Not much is known what happened during the years when Justin was in hiding, though he did invent the only spell to awaken the dead, kill plants, and awaken plants from the dead.


He returned to London in 2021. There, with the help of his father, Ray Romano, he killed many people, most of them Muggles. Known attacks include the attack on the Knight Bus, Hogwarts Express (nearly killing Austin Worthington), and the Ministry of Magic itself.

Capture and Arrest, April 3, 2029

He returned to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to try to find Austin Worthington about the prophecy that foretold the end of the Wizarding world. There he ran into James Sirius Potter, who warned his Auror brother Albus Potter, who called the whole office to confront him. Meanwhile, he engaged in an epic battle with Worthington, but before killing him, Ginny Weasley stunned him and he was arrested.

Release, 2030

He was released from Azkaban after renouncing his old ways, and curing all of the dead people with the spell that awakens the dead (Abra Cadabra). He now lives with Molly and Arthur Weasley, unable to find a home anywhere else do to his extensive prison record. He no longer hates the Potters.

Magical Abilities

A list of Justin's magical abilities, unique to him or extremely uncommon.


Justin can shoot mutiple spells at once. While saying the incantation, he thinks of a number in his head, and the spell that emerges is in that quantity. While useful, this can be almost impossibe to do while using spells such as the Patronus Charm, where the caster must be thinking of something else.


Justin can Fly without aid. The only other people known to do this is Lord Voldemort and Severus Snape.

Reawakening the Dead

Justin discovered the spell Abra Cadabra (the opposite of Avada Kedavra) to awaken people from the dead. He is the only witch or wizard known to do this.

Personality and Traits

He was often compared to Lord Voldemort at the height of his power, being ruthless and unloving to everyone and everything. He, in reality, is a kind person, who has a bit of a short fuse.


Rubeus Hagrid

His friendship with Hagrid was very brief. Justin first like Hagrid, but after a few weeks on the job, he decided to escape. Finally, he tried to leave the grounds, and killed Minerva McGonagall in the process.

The Potter Family

He hated all of the Potters, especially his nemisis, Albus Potter. He has tried to kill all of them at least once (including Ginny Weasley, who wasn't originally a Potter). While he was still at Hogwarts, Harry Potter cursed him when he said that he liked Death Eaters. After that, Justin formed a stereotype in his head that all of the people with the surname "Potter" were evil, and he was destined to kill them all. After his straightening up, he became good friends with them.

Hermione Weasley

Ron: "Don't just sit there, Hermione, curse him!"
Hermione: "I will not."
— Ron and Hermione on Justin Elswick while Albus Potter was attempting to defeat Justin

At Hogwarts, when Proffessor McGonagall complimented his brilliancy, he asked her if it reminded her of Hermione. McGonagall later told Hermione, and she grew to like him. After he turned evil, she disliked him, but refused to curse him, despite Ron Weasley's commands. When he turned good again, she became one of his best friends.

Ray Romano

"I enjoy this more than Everybody Loves Raymond."
—Ray on his killing spree with Justin

Ray Romano is Justin's father, and is also a wizard. In 2021, he traveled to London to aid Justin in his killing spree. The two are very close, until Justin tried to kill Kingsley Shacklebolt. Ray then left him, and never spoke to him again until he died in 2032.

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