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Bellatrix Black (b. 1951) was a pureblooded witch, the daughter of Cygnus Black III and Druella Rosier and elder sister of Andromeda Tonks and Narcissa Malfoy. She started her education at Hogwarts in 1962 and was Sorted into Slytherin house. After graduating from Hogwarts, she became a Death Eater, fanatically loyal to Lord Voldemort. She was one of the few known females in the group, as well as among the most dangerous and sadistic of Voldemort's followers.
At the end of the First Wizarding War, Bellatrix, her ex husband, (Rodolphus Lestrange), his brother Rabastan, and Barty Crouch Jr. took part in the torture of Aurors Frank and Alice Longbottom to the point of insanity, while searching for information on Lord Voldemort after his first downfall. While the others were caught, Bellatrix avoided capture and went into hiding.
Bellatrix participated in several battles during the Second Wizarding War, making it a particular goal to kill any relatives who were members of the Order of the Phoenix, including her niece Nymphadora Tonks. She also killed the Malfoy family's former house-elf, Dobby, who had become a firm ally of Harry Potter.
After the Battle of Hogwarts, which was subsequently won by Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix was among the few survivors of the Wizarding War. Given specific instructions from Voldemort to survive The Apocalypse by absolutely any means, Bellatrix integrated herself into a surviving group of Muggles and became the fiancée to the leader, Crow.
Her personality completely changed to fit in, her nephew Draco Malfoy felt strong desire to keep her close, as she was the only family he had left.
- The Apocalypse
- Chapter 1 (First mentioned)
- Chapter 9 (First appearance)