Maybe it's not blood that makes a family. Maybe it's just those people that get us and love us anyway, so we can finally be ourselves.

— Leo to Albus

Leo Alexander Jordan-Potter (born Leo Alexander Joyner) (b. 31 August) is a Muggle-born wizard of the Jordan and Potter families, the adoptive son of Elliot Potter and Jamie Jordan. He is also the younger adoptive brother of Kalysta, the elder adoptive brother of Maggie, and the biological brother of Lucas and seven others. Leo's first few months were marked by his upbringing in an impoverished Muggle background, where he remained until his adoption into the large and wildly divergent magical family. Over time, he has been acknowledged as one of the most unruly and trouble-making Potters to date, having earned the derisive nickname "Pyro Potter" from the media.

Upon attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Leo was Sorted into Gryffindor House on account of his dauntless and dynamic nature. He was initially in the same year as Albus Cauldwell and Roman Peltier-Thorn, but was held back a year after failing his first year examinations. Throughout his school years, Leo served as a source of terror and constant pain to the school and its inhabitants, with his destructive streak and sadistic tendencies constantly keeping him on the verge of expulsion. He was renowned for the many misdeeds he committed during his adolescence, including bullying, theft, herb dealing, and even attempted murder. In his fifth year, he faced expulsion after being convicted of underage magic and arson, but was later able to resume his studies once he was finally absolved of any guilt.

Despite his wrongdoings, Leo was partly known for his unwavering devotion to his family, and the solicitude that he consistently extended towards them. He played a significant role in caring for his grandmother Urya Quint in the final few months of her life, and dedicated himself to seeking out and comfortably integrating his biological brother into the wizarding world. Following an illicit stint in the world of herb dealing, Leo was forced to mature and reexamine the consequences of his actions, thus making the startling decision to better himself by venturing down the path of law enforcement.

After leaving Hogwarts, Leo joined the Ministry of Magic and became an Auror under the tutelage of Pamela Blue, qualifying in his early twenties. He went on to marry his colleague Leopoldina Wenlock, with whom he had five children: Rhiannon, Regulus, Jonah, Ramona and Lina, all of whom lived a life of contentment and ease in Hogsmeade Village. He was also named one of the godfathers of Lucien Coquellin, who he came to treat as his own son. Leo is notable for being the only known Jordan to ever accomplish a career tasked with upholding the law, often receiving recognition for both his work as an Auror and his formative years as an immoral juvenile delinquent.


Family lineage

Early life

"Oh, I don't think it's bad parenting. I think maybe this little monster was just born to wreak havoc."
Ember on the early development of Leo's riotous behaviour

Hogwarts years

Elliot Potter: "Leo, we're serious. The stakes are very high. We love you and we need you in this family. You need to stop biting and hexing and hurting people."
Leo: "Well, how else do I make them cry?"
— Leo's reputation as an unpleasant and volatile bully

First year

Leo: "I'll tell you a way to get popular, Mags. Do something mental. My second day, I nicked this book from the library, and I used it to sledge down the roof of the greenhouses. After that, I had tons of mates."
Jamie Jordan: "And a surgical collar."
— {{{6}}}

Second year

Third year

Fourth year

Fifth year

Sixth year

Seventh year

Eighth year

Life after Hogwarts

Later life

Physical description

Personality and traits

Magical abilities and skills




Leo is Latin for "lion," and it was the name of many early Christian saints and several popes. In German, it's a short form of Leon or Leopold, meaning "brave people." This may allude to his brave and dynamic nature, being a natural member of Gryffindor House.

Alexander is a Greek baby name meaning "defender of men." Countless kings and emperors named Alexander have ruled since the time of the ancient Greeks.

Jordan is a unisex name derivative from the Hebrew word "yarden", meaning to descend or "to go down." This name is also taken from the river Jordan in the Middle East. At the time of the Crusades it was common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children.

Potter is a very common surname of English origin. It traditionally refers to the occupation of making pottery. Beatrix Potter was a well-known English children's author. Potter's Field is the name for a burial ground for the unknown or unclaimed dead, particularly soldiers and orphans; the Potter family had many members that fit that description. The Potter Box is a model for making ethical decisions developed at Harvard University.