|“||Everything I ever wanted was on the other side of fear.||”|
— Roman to Albus
Roman Godfrey Peltier-Thorn (b. 29 September) is a notable half-blood wizard of the House of Thorn. He is the son of pure-blood witch, Maisie Thorn and half-blood wizard, James Peltier. He is the younger twin brother of Delilah and the elder brother of Wednesday. Roman is a homosexual man and never married, despite being in a relationship for many years. He did, however, have an affair with Ilenka Upari, with whom he had his daughter, Angelina.
Roman attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside his twin, as well as cousins of the Potter family as well as the House of Thorn. Unlike Delilah however, he was sorted into the Gryffindor house, as his father was. Although Roman was bright in his academics, he lacked much commitment to his studies and chose to follow a path in Quidditch. He left Hogwarts with an acceptable level in each of his O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s, and as desired, continued a career in Quidditch by becoming a chaser for the Quiberon Quafflepunchers. Roman later faced a minor sentence at Azkaban. Upon leaving, he used his strong familial connections and took up a job role at the Daily Prophet.
As a whole, Roman shows the capability to be a promising wizard with a prominent level of talent in the magical arts, however, his lack of confidence within the arts as well as his obstructed focus of such and keen interest in Quidditch, told otherwise. Roman is a talented and agile flyer, furthering what was a simple position on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team into a career, and his knowledge of the sport also allowed him to become the Senior Quidditch Correspondent for the Daily Prophet. Overall, as a wizard, Roman lacks the motivation to further his strength in the magical arts, though his talent as a Chaser in Quidditch, as well as a half-breed of mermaid and human, Roman shows great power in his own unique light.
Personality and traits
Magical abilities and skills
- "I'm sorry, that I released the greatest power within you. A power you have wasted on nothing but cheap sentiment."
- —Maisie to Roman
- Aquatic habitation: Roman is able to survive and adapt to any underwater environment he encounters, including enduring high water pressure and extreme water temperatures. Although he did not inherit the gift to transform his physical exterior, his internal organs are sufficiently structured and built for a dual purpose, to habituate on both lands and in water.
- Fear inducement: Alike his mother, who inherited the gift of fear inducement from her mother, a siren, Roman is the second half-breed of human and mermaid in the Thorn family to inherit such a gift. He has the power to inflict a level of intimidation, or as some may say, doubt, onto his opponents, where his face comes to resemble a gaunt skull.
- Quidditch: Roman has the innate skill and talents in flying that he has inherited from his father and mother alike, on par with his talent and skill in Quidditch. Although his first year was spent developing his evident skill and ability for flying, Roman tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team for the position of a Chaser, a title and role he held for six years at Hogwarts and further into his adult life, where he continued to play Quidditch professionally before he was arrested and sent to Azkaban.
- Charms: Roman shows to have a keen ability and likeness for charms, excelling in his classes from a young age and showing to have a great level of mastery in the field in his adulthood. He received both excellent results in both his O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s for the subject and is even capable of producing a powerful corporeal Patronus charm, which took the form of a wolf, like both of his parents.
The name Roman is a male forename, with distant origins dating back to the Roman Empire and the Latin language. It comes from the Latin word "romanus", which means of Rome. In this initial sense, the title "Roman" means a citizen of the Roman Empire, a man of Roman (or Byzantine) culture, Latin or Greek.
Roman's middle name, Godfrey, comes from the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant peace of god from the Germanic elements god god and frid peace. The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages.
Roman's first surname in his double-barreled surname is Peltier, that dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a Norman name given to a furrier. Looking back even further, it's found the name was originally derived from the Old French word pellet, meaning animal skin, and was used to indicate a person in the trade of removing and selling the skins of animals. The second surname in his double-barreled surname is Thorn, that derives from an English and Danish background. It is a topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or hedge (Old English, Old Norse þorn).
- Roman's theme song is Take Me To Church by Hozier.
- Roman's two models, Bill and Alexander Skarsgård are actual brothers; Alexander being older, it henceforth suiting the physical appearance and literal age of Roman in which he is portrayed.
- Bill Skarsgård portrayed a character named "Roman Godfrey" on the Netflix TV series 'Hemlock Grove.'