|Nymphadora Lupin (née Tonks)|
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Variable (generally Bubble gum pink; biologically light brown)
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Nymphadora Lupin (née Tonks) (c. 1973 – 2 May, 1998), more commonly known as Tonks, was a half-blood witch and the only child of Ted and Andromeda Tonks (née Black). She was a Metamorphmagus and attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1984 to 1991. She was sorted into Hufflepuff House and was in the same year at Hogwarts as Gryffindor Charles Weasley.
After leaving Hogwarts, Tonks joined the Ministry of Magic and trained to become an Auror under the watchful eye of Alastor Moody, qualifying in 1994. In 1995, she joined the Second Order of the Phoenix, working undercover in the Ministry and helping to guard the Department of Mysteries. In June of 1996, she at some point fell in love with Remus Lupin. Remus, a werewolf, felt he was too poor, old, and dangerous for her and thus rejected her feelings, although he felt the same way. In the wake of the return of Lord Voldemort, Tonks was assigned to Hogsmeade as part of the Auror task force sent to guard Hogwarts. Tonks later fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and, after seeing the love Fleur Delacour held for Bill Weasley despite his injuries, publicly declared her love for Remus.
Tonks and Remus were married in the summer of 1997. Tonks became pregnant shortly after, and Remus began to worry that he had passed on his werewolf condition to his son, though this proved not to be the case (Teddy inherited his mother's metamorphic abilities). Tonks gave birth to a son, Teddy Remus Lupin (named after her late father Edward Tonks), shortly after Easter in 1998 and named Harry Potter the godfather. On the 2 May of that same year, Tonks fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, and was murdered by her aunt, Bellatrix Black, a Death Eater and a loyal and devoted servant of Lord Voldemort.
Nymphadora Tonks was born sometime in 1973 to Edward Tonks, a Muggle-born wizar] and Andromeda Tonks (née Black), a pure-blood witch and former member of the noble House of Black although she was burned off the family tree after marrying a muggle-born, which was considered a betrayal to the family.
Tonks began her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1984 and was sorted into Hufflepuff House at the Sorting ceremony. Her Head of House was Professor Pomona Sprout, the Herbology professor, who did not make her one of Hufflepuff's prefects in her [fifth year because she lacked the ability to behave properly.
Despite her behavior, Tonks managed to earn good marks in her exams to qualify for Auror training when she left school in 1991. This means that she presumably took Defence Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Charms, Potions and another subject at sixth and seventh year, and earned Exceeds Expectations or Outstandings in all of them for her Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests. Being the daughter of the ostracized Andromeda Tonks, she was rejected by the supremacists of the House of Black.
Undergoing three years of Auror training under the tutelage of Alastor Moody, Tonks's natural metamorphic abilities allowed her to easily pass the Concealment and Disguise portion of the training without doing any work for it at all. However, her clumsiness gave her trouble with the Stealth and Tracking portion of the course, which she almost failed. Tonks qualified fully as an Auror in 1994.
With the return of Lord Voldemort in 1995, Tonks was one of the few Ministry employees to be convinced of the truth, rather than accepting the Ministry lie that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named had not returned. She joined the reconstituted Order of the Phoenix, and, alongside Kingsley Shacklebolt, worked as a covert operative inside the Ministry, feeding the Order information. Tonks had to be careful around the Ministry, though, as indiscreet actions would have seen her lose her position as an Auror. She was a considerable asset to the Order, and also took shifts guarding Harry Potter's prophecy in the Department of Mysteries.
In the summer of 1995, Tonks was part of the Order's Advance Guard sent to escort Harry Potter from 4 Privet Drive to 12 Grimmauld Place, after his encounter with Dementors in Little Whinging. In order to lure the Dursleys from the house so they could retrieve Harry, Tonks sent a letter via the Muggle post, informing them that they had been short-listed in the "All-England Best Kept Suburban Lawn Competition." With the Dursleys out of the way, the Advance Guard arrived to protect Harry during the journey to London. Tonks befriended the young wizard immediately, helping him pack his trunk, and was impressed by his Firebolt broomstick. During the broomstick flight to Grimmauld Place, Tonks flew in the lead of the formation and convinced Moody to land immediately instead of doubling back.
After rescuing Harry from the Dursleys, Tonks was extremely busy at the Ministry, and the situation was not helped by Rufus Scrimgeour asking awkward questions, possibly due to her association with Mad-Eye Moody. Still, she found the time to attend the party at Grimmauld Place for Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to congratulate them on becoming Prefects, and was part of the Order task force, disguised as an old woman, that escorted Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, and Fred and George to King's Cross Station, so they could catch the Hogwarts Express.
At Christmas of the same year, Tonks accompanied Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries to visit Arthur Weasley, who had been attacked by Lord Voldemort's snake, Nagini. She gave Harry a miniature replica of his Firebolt as a Christmas present and escorted Harry, Hermione, and the Weasley children back to Hogwarts on the [[[w:c:harrypotter:Knight Bus|Knight Bus]] to start the new term.