Hogwarts Teacher (Divination)Appearance: History:
A pure-blood wizard from the Toadn family and maternally the Vablatsky family, both known to produce prominent seers. The sorting hat did not spend long on young Marsus Toadn before sending him immediately to Slytherin; in fact it probably could of sussed it out while he was still aboard the Hogwarts express. The boy had weasleish written all over him and is a little bit cunning in the same way the Grand Canayon is slightly deep.
Taking queues from his heritage, Marsus became greatly intrigued by the art of divination, developing a thirst of knowledge that eventually led him into joining a gang of fellow Sytherins that sought for learning beyond what the mere Hogwarts syllabus provided.
After Hogwarts though Marsus broke off on his own. After half-heartedly holding down a few odd jobs, he eventually came to prominence after predicting the results of the 1968 quidditch world cup down to the finest detail. This earning those who supposedly heeded his prediction considerable bet winnings...The more keenly informed would also note that while having obvious seer blood Marsus also just so happened to be an expert at the confundus charm...but this largely went unnoticed.
Marsus' achievement, however dubious, gained him great notoriety, though not always from the right people. Marsus eventually ended up seeking refuge (though he would never admit it) at Hogwarts as teacher of divination. Personality:
Transcending the curtain of the mundane to see beyond the veil of fate with ones own mystic inner-eye has a tendency to give one, quite a bit of arrogance. Marsus is known for his snarky condescending wit in and out of the classroom, this combined with a mischievous trickster streak make him easily one of the least popular teachers at Hogwarts. This does not seem to bother him in the slightest.
Clever and cunning come to mind more than deep and mysterious when describing Professor Toadn. However in spite of his seemingly self-serving nature, deep down, he is not actually a bad person. Mockery and looking down on others brings him great pleasure, but he doesn't go for cruelty. There are even rumours that he has occasionally been kind to students...Followed swiftly by an Obliviate spell of course.
His darker nature surfaces when it comes to gaining power, which to Marsus translates as gaining knowledge of divination, which he will occasionally cast aside his scant morals to acquire. Goal/Motivation:
A Slytherin to the bone, Marsus has a very strong sense of self-preservation (his main reason behind moving to Hogwarts) but all the same he just can't seem to keep his nose out of trouble for long. In spite of often exaggerating his own abilities, Marsus has a genuine devotion and fascination of divination and will often go to questionable lengths to acquire more knowledge in it. He also has a passionate interest in money, specifically in getting a lot of it.