I do believe my interpretation is very well logic to the canon even though very different from the majority of the interpretations of other fans - though my Barty Jr.'s story
does get a little Alternate Universe from the end of Goblet of Fire book, because I do not write him having the Dementor's Kiss but let him live and create something more for, and about him.
I recommend reading the following in the order from top to bottom to avoid confusion.
-HIS HOGWART'S HOUSE |
| THE LONGBOTTOM TORTURE |
| HIS TRIAL |
| HIS FATHER'S LOVE |
| THE SICK JUNIOR |
| AFTER AZKABAN & THE AU PART |
| HIS EARLY YEARS |
| HP WIKI VS. THE AUTHOR'S INTENT |
| HIS DEVOTION AS A DEATH EATER |
| KILLING HIS FATHER |
| SCHOOLING BEFORE HOGWARTS |
| THE DEMENTOR'S KISS-
HIS HOGWART'S HOUSE
My version is not a Slyherin but a Gryffindor with many Slytherin characteristics, and some Ravenclaw. A Gryffindor is unlikely, maybe, but still possible. It's only the essence of the person that sorts them into a certain House - it has nothing to do with the depth of the character.
Harry could've strongly belonged into Slytherin - it was a difficult choice for the Hat even between such "opposites" of Houses, so the line between which house a person belongs to, can be very thin, and maybe blurry, and so the crucial element is, what the child's values weight on and how genuine they are, at the time.
"Do you know why I sorted you into Gryffindor?" "Because I asked it."
Junior had ambition in him, but it may not have been as great as his father's, and in my view, he really didn't care for his own much, because his father's ambition was making him unhappy. Until his teenage years pushed him into more genuinely living by some of his Slytherin/non-gryffindor characteristics than he had before. But if and when ambition had a role in his future choices before Azkaban, it was not that genuine and so the Sorting Hat didn't regard his ambition much. And when he was sane and emotionally relatively healthy, he didn't seem to pull all the shit he did, without regret. I think I mention later, that in my view, Junior was rather unstable, which made the choice for the Hat even harder.
The book doesn't tell what the child Junior was like, and people can change very essentially if life is a bitch enough or if they just feel like it is - but certainly he might have changed a lot in Azkaban. As in, the Slytherin characteristics take over his essence, as his heart and mind grew horribly twisted and hurt.
Gryffindor: courage, boldness, daring, loyalty. Slytherin: ambition, cunning, resourcefulness. Ravenclaw: intelligence, knowledge and wit. All of those and more I could see in the young Barty Junior. He doesn't need to have all the Gryffindor characteristics to belong into the House, and valuing courage, boldness, daring and loyalty does not label him good or bad. But he wasn't a true Gryffindor in the way certain others were.
I assume he was likely in the author's intent a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin. But as said, anything's possible because she didn't let us know anything about what he was like or held in value when he was a child, and she did write emotionally and mentally deeply affective events happen to him at young age.
So, my Barty Crouch Jr. was a Gryffindor.
THE LONGBOTTOM TORTURE
Nobody seems to care that Jo PUT WEIGHT in her writing, on how Junior may NOT have been involved in the Longbottom torture while NOT confirming at ANY point that he was guilty of it. Why shouldn't that be significant?
Don't you think she likely meant something by the way she put that part of Junior's story? If she really meant him to have part in the Longbottom torture so simply and cruelly - I'd suppose she'd weighted on such image, instead of the opposite. And it's not the first time in the history that even innocent people get imprisoned while evidence speaks loudly enough against them.
But because Junior was a Death Eater for sure back then, and thus certainly had it in him to cast some unforgivable curses and was somewhat cruel - I personally chose the middle road; that he did take part in the torture but not entirely out of his own free will.
As for the evidence of Junior's participation the characters talk about? Dumbledore mentions that he doesn't know whether or not Junior really was guilty, that he may have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time. This makes it sound like Barty Sr. sentenced his child on minimum evidence. But let's take note of that Dumbledore didn't work at the Ministry
and certainly not at the Law Enforment, so he may not have known all the evidence there had been. Also, I can't see Barty Sr. sending his own son to Azkaban with a label of a torturer on his forehead if there had been even the slightest chance to clear the boy's and through that his own reputation.
The evidence must have been undeniable enough for him to get so extremely furious and choosing to pass the sentence on him.
The man seemed too ambitious to pass such sentence on minimum or too little evidence, instead of fighting for his name's honor.
So, Junior may have really been innocent but somehow the evidence spoke enough against it, or he was guilty and the father's shock and fury took over before he could investigate all essential information on the events - in either case leaving Junior little chance to convince him of his innocence or 'innocence'.
Believe me, this makes sense. I'm gonna write this in detail into a fanfic. ;)
His emotion in the book's version of the trial must have been genuine and not an act - because
he didn't choose to wait for Voldemort or harbour revenge on his father but he wanted to DIE and even within a year, and he was dying, indeed. As in - doesn't seem like a cold-blooded torturer-murderer-Voldemort-devoted-fannatic to me.
So, though the book does not confirm this but only says that he was there when the Aurors came in - in my view he really did take part in the torture of the Longbottoms. But not as if he really wanted to. Bellatrix Lestrange who was extremely loyal to and fanatic about Voldemort, or any of the Lestranges, just happened to ask him to join them in the torture while it's obvious that a truly loyal Death Eater would do anything for Voldemort - especially in such situation as Voldemort having disappeared - and at least Bellatrix was a psychopath. So what other choice did Junior have but to agree to take part in the crime.
As for how he was able to actually do it? The Lestranges most likely talked about Voldemort in a glorifying and praising way and about how he would reward them if they found him - and in the deepest Junior was looking for acceptance from Voldemort and had probably had more of it - (pretended or genuine, who knows) - than he felt he'd had from his father and in the light of that and his bitterness, he might have very well ended up wanting to find Voldemort again, so bad that he'd be able to cast the Unforgivable Curse and got carried away. Though, I don't think he wanted to go on with it for that long. I believe Bellatrix kept them there until it was too late.
But, as evident from the trial scene and him losing his will to live when sent to Azkaban, he was not a sadistic and cold-blooded torturer-murderer back then.
Therefor he did not enjoy
inflicting pain on them. Also, I see no reason for a personal hatred towards the Longbottoms.
Thus, whatever deep anger and desire to cause pain on his lost msater's enemies he surely had, it was not enough to have his Cruciatus be anywhere near as effective as Bellatrix's.
I theorize something more for the Longbottom torture in the "His devotion as a Death Eater" subsection.
But his choices, from becoming a Death Eater in the first place to everything else he did before he got caught, were not so much hate driven but more out of desperation and youthful foolishness, combined to Voldemort being exceptionally good in manipulating people.
In my vision the trial happened like in the book. And he behaved so because
he still held on to some hope when it came to his father. Regardless of anything they may have had or missed in the past - his pleading oozed the attitude 'but-I'm-your-son-you're-my-daddy-you-don't-really-want-to-do-this-to-me' - and even more so as he turned to his mother, pleading her to make the father see that. Mothers usually have an unconditionally genuine love-bond to their children and sometimes end up reminding fathers that they do too. That is what I think Junior was counting on at that point. He was not innocent at all,
but he held on to a hope which is the 'when love is blood, you're never on trial'.
(Personally I don't think it has to be a blood tie, just love as strong as that. Generally spoken, of course.) This trial was the first time we met Junior. We knew nothing about him before that. and so to me the first impression was that. Besides, as already said, the fact that he was dying in Azkaban within a year, is a reason to believe his emotion and distress in the trial was genuine and related to his love for his parents.
HIS FATHER'S LOVE
And his father did love him, unconditionally. Thus being betrayed by his son in such a way naturally hurt extremely much, causing him to disown him - but of course to that affected also that he was very proud of his status as highly appreciated and respected judge, which Junior had now put to shame. Not only by being a Death Eater but by taking part in such an unthinkable, cruel crime.
I think what Junior had done and sending him to Azkaban destroyed the father in two ways and affected his behaviour in the trial. Because he really loved the boy and because it shamed his name and for a time the love turned to not-so-genuine hate. For a time he probably didn't even want to hear the kid's name mentioned. Of course only the film says in Dumbledore's words "destroyed Barty to do it but the evidence was over-whelming" and in Barty's words about the tragedy of losing one's family and life going on. The book doesn't show any of that or that Barty would've felt remorse about sending his son to Azkaban. But I don't think it has to mean he didn't feel sorrow for it, or had "a heart of stone" like Sirius put it, or that he didn't love his child. Heck no, some people just cope with bad things in different ways - I like to dig deeper in this detail too instead of be done with the first impression, while the very first impression to me, the one from the trial, was what it was.
But no, I don't think he regretted sending him to Azkaban as it is, but only that he sentenced the boy there for life. After all, the boy had taken part in torturing (with an Unforgivable Curse), two persons into madness and also ruined two families' life by it, the Longbottom's and his own. All that is something you should not get away with too easily. But I daresay he did regret the sentence to a high degree; wishing that he'd have at least made the sentence shorter than life or that there would've been some alternate, good enough punishment for the crime - after all Azkaban is an extremely inhumane prison and it was his son
, who he must have loved more or lees. And he also definitely regretted the disowning, which was in a way even worse punishment than a life sentence in that inhumane prison, not to mention combined to it. And of course that he had let his son slip away and end up doing something like that. And so, there had easily been love from both sides.
For the father also agreed to help in rescuing the boy from Azkaban and keeping him alive and taken care of, at home, in relatively good circumstances. This can be interpret at least in two different ways: It may speak for still loving him or in the least for still caring about him. After all, if you truly loved someone once, you never really turn cold about them. Never really - no matter what they've done. But Junior of course by the time believed his father did all that out of love for his wife only and thus that it was his mother who saved him, but as said in another section, it was not necessarily the truth.
My point is; the whole trial incident is much more powerful, if they had love for and faith in each others instead of the most popular interpretation where there was never love at all.
When love plays any part in the relationship - disowning and the life sentence in such a prison would be taken as just as unforgivable and cruel as the crime for why it happened. And when a heart gets broken, it can grow back twisted, and only the power of forgiveness could save it, and that they never found. At that point of their life any hope for their relationship was blown away forever. Which could also be one reason for why his father restrained him the way he did, as well as the trust issue - (after all that had happened the boy would surely want Voldemort back). And well, love comes in a way that it was the easiest to Junior too - seeing to how that curse makes a person carefree and feeling good.
Read; the father regretted sending him to Azkaban for life and even though he'd saved him later, he had let him suffer there for a year. During which Junior had re-lived the disowning and sentence over and over and over again, alone in a cold, dark, inhumane place - in belief that it's for life. Plus, Junior too probably mourned his mother's fate. As in, now his father saw two good sides in the Imperius Curse; Junior would feel good and it would keep him from continuing the search for Voldemort.
The fact, that he wouldn't even let him occasionally out of the house for years
, to breathe the fresh air, was a thoughtless over-protectiveness. If the truth had leaked to publicity, it would have meant that his wife would've died in Azkaban for nothing, and the son who he still loved would've ended up back in Azkaban or received the Dementor's Kiss. So, I see a little bit of mistreating with over-protection there, while I naturally do see the necessity of the basic decisions he made, which was the protecting everything and everyone, including the son.
THE SICK JUNIOR
As for the genuinely sick, cold and violent characteristics Junior shows later… The extreme emotional blows for which his heart had grown back cold and twisted in the Azkaban hell, the 12 years constantly under the Imperius Curse and in such limited circumstances, (which is bound to damage one's mind/brain further), and then breaking free from it and realizing what had been happening, could've turned Junior into the person he is during the 1994-1995.
I'm not saying he didn't pick up some rather negative characteristics from his father or that he didn't have some violent tendencies in the first place because obviously he did - but just saying that I don't think they were that bad all along, but the trial and everything after it more essentially affected and developed them and him, into what he is in the end.
AFTER AZKABAN & THE AU PART
My Junior was usually daring and sometimes thoughtless, head-strong kid looking for acceptance and attention, whose bitterness finally blinded him with hate and desperation - for a time long enough to drive him to his final mistakes. And even though the family ties seemed to be broken when the mistake was revealed, they as we know, were not broken truly - but I think the trust was gone forever. That for one, caused the 12 years of mostly suffering even more until there was no turning back when the boy lost his mind, and therefore possibly even if he'd wanted to, he couldn't so easily figure out right from wrong anymore - but as analysed about broken hearts, he probably didn't even want to.
Wants to say he was rescued by Voldemort who hadn't yet abandoned or betrayed him, he helped Voldemort back to power, killed his own father... Imperioed a boy into crucioing a girl in order to bring Harry to Voldemort... So it was only after being sentenced to Azkaban for life and being publicly disowned by his father, when Junior truly turned against him and embraced Voldemort and became fanatic about him. Not all the sudden but developed into it (fast). So yes, even my Barty Jr. truly was a devoted and fanatic Death Eater at one point of his life even though not from the beginning, and not evil at heart, or sick at mind all along.
But I wanted to give him a chance, to explore how his story might have continued in this interpretation. My Junior won't receive the Dementor's Kiss but he'll live on. I'm in belief that wizards honour life-debts very high. And Junior here owed his life to both of his parents and in this case in every way a person can owe his life to another. Well, in the book he doesn't show any remorse but we did not get to know everything that happened between that moment and the Kiss. There was a slight possibility for some alternate universe events. And, Dumbledore is a great man. He couldn't save Barty Junior anymore but he was still able to remind him of certain things Junior already knew but had been ignoring or forgotten. Hence, he wasn't all about Voldemort in the first place and he wasn't hate driven to join the Death Eaters and he'd remember all of that. And so, not forgiving his father, but maybe understanding him better.
Actually, that doesn't even necessarily need Dumbledore's words to remind him. Just without them, coming around to that would take a much longer time. Because not only the life debt but Junior also - even in that twisted emotional and mental state - remembered that his father had loved him. He refered to it, when he talked to Dumbledore - so that feeling of being loved by his father must have once been strong and meaningful to him.
He was helped to escape by Snape, returned to Voldemort, received his long awaited reward, but a lot happened; the times kept changing, and so did he, while he had always in the deepest been his father's son - as in able to do anything to achieve what he thinks right or needed. Even if he knew nothing could erase the things he had done, nothing could really take away his guilt, he may have wanted to try to do something right - even once in his life. And for doing that he had now a great chance…
I find this a delicious little alternate universe path because if you think of it - had he actually killed Harry and then escaped like it seemed he would... I don't think Voldemort would've killed him after what he'd done for him - Junior was too valuable still - but surely Voldemort would've made him greatly suffer, severely punished him instead of rewarding. After all Harry had this time escaped in front of Death Eaters and if Junior had killed him and brought the news or the body back, it would've put Voldemort in a ridiculous failure light in the eyes of his followers. And because Junior's father wasn't alive anymore, Voldemort probably believed he was no more a threat, no more able to win Junior's loyalty and thus dared to treat Junior less good than before.
Yet Junior genuinely believed and was all about being rewarded for the kill while he desperately had wanted to prove himself and please his master. The utterly opposite treatment would've significantly affected Junior's view of Voldemort, it would've disappointed him greatly and started to slowly develop his attitude closer to what it originally was. Not fanatic, not that devoted... perhaps to a lesser loyalty too? After all, his 'god' had betrayed his childlike, fanatic love by hurting him when he had genuinely believed he'd done him a favour and given him his everything! Junior may have received good amount of the Cruciatus Curse, which probably would've had him understand why his father had been so upset about the Longbottoms.
Back to my alternate universe bit where he didn't get to kill Harry but was helped to escape by Snape and so on; to be true to the original storyline, he never used the chance to betray Voldemort - after all he was physically and emotionally extremely damaged and confused, at this point torn between his love for Voldemort and his long abused love for his parents, while as said he could not actually forgive his father. It was no doubt way too late for him in every way. But just guess how many delicious scenes I could come up with, between my Junior and Bellatrix the Voldemort Wannabe?
I'm not sure yet how I'll arrange his escape from Hogwarts or what ell will happen to him after that. But I know he will live for years and years longer than in the book.
HIS EARLY YEARS
What kind of a child he was, is very much up to one's own personal vision, as absolutely nothing
is canonly/officially known about that, or even implied. It's commonly agreed that something about his father-relationship drove him into deatheaterness, but the book never confirms what it was; only likely it had to do with lack of attention and possibly with lack of approval. But anything certain isn't told about his childhood. Of course some views most likely cross the line. As in, it's unlikely Rowling meant there to be any incest - nothing in the series implies she'd write such themes or subtext. And seriously, the books are also targeted at children - so such themes most likely didn't even cross her mind.
I've read of a fascinating view wherein he was a total and murderous mental case already as a child/young teenager. But since that would make him probably a very fanatic Death Eater in the first place, too - which I later here analyze to be quite impossible - I don't think it's likely he was too sick in his early years. But those fics are still great!
So, there is almost
unlimited possibilities to view the child Junior and his teenage years, and have him realistically develop to what his story has to become at a certain point, while also remaining possible to the author's intent. In my view he was unstable and spirited, but still quite your normal kid - but just utterly a Daddy's boy, which caused whatever negative feelings he had because of his father, to thousand-fold in his heart, in comparison to your typical father-son relationship. (More about him later, and in my fanfiction stories.)
Most people think Junior really was utterly devoted to Voldemort as a replacement father of sorts or that it was the driving element. I never did and never will. Junior was not looking for downright a father-figure replacement or love in Voldemort but only the acceptance/approval he had been essentially missing from his father and also wanted to get back at him in power matters and stuff related to his father's ambition. But he didn't need Voldemort to replace his father in any truly emotional way, like love and closeness - that he had from his father and it's not as if he'd found that from Voldemort anyway.
Some think Senior seemed distant to Junior in the book. Perhaps because in the trial Junior kept using the word 'father' instead of 'dad'? At least that's all I can think of for a reason. Well, that may be likely but I can easily see other reasons too. The first time I read the book, was in my mother language. We use our word 'father' no matter how close or distant the relationship. We too have our words for 'dad' and 'daddy' but the point is, we still use the word 'father' the same as any other. This naturally affected my view. BUT they might have been close but grown essentially distant throughout the past few years or it was just the way they addressed parents in the family, whereas in official situations people usually go for formality. Which leads me to a theory I prefer, as a lover of psychology;
Junior reckoned that addressing his father that formally would help him avoid Azkaban. For it was a very official situation and not one at home or randomly somewhere. And the man was obviously a proud and ambitious person. And at the moment, indeed he was not Junior's Dad like at home but in a role of a judge, and drop-dead furious too by the way and in a shock-type of state of mind. Addressing him with fluffy family terms probably would've echoed to even more deaf ears than what he did say. You know you gotta try everything, right? Beg, plea, keep a respectful distance while still reminding him that you're related, and in the end remind him frankly "I'm your son! I'm your son!" So, yeah. Maybe they were distant or maybe they were close. In my interpretation they were close. If Junior believed that "I'm your son!" might save his ass, there must have been closeness enough in their relationship.
You see, I can't bring myself to dismiss the trial's events and emotional elements that would have to be extremely affecting to any family, to any father. Which ought to also mean that the trial events and emotions in themselves do not tell that much about the man.
Many fail to see that those pieces of information that imply their relationship was somehow especially distant, are not reliable ones even when put together. As in, what the relationship really was, when a hater - (Sirius) - isn't speaking his opinion on it, or the son isn't mentally and emotionally twisted and hurt or panicking, or a situation utterly shocking and dramatic with father raging, son panicking and mother collapsing...
In short; we never got to interpret them on their own land (at home), on neutral base (like on the streets on a free time), or by their regular behaviour and communication with each other.
We only know the man Barty Sr. was in 1994-1995 after all that drama + 13 years of living with it all. He couldn't have possibly forgotten or pushed much aside any of it and so begin to truly heal if at all, because he was constantly bound to the loss and hurt by having to protect and ristrain his son. He could not allow himself to forget that the fate of the society as well as his son's life, was in his hands and depended on how cautious he was with protecting. So - I really, really wouldn't trust in the first impression image of a man gone through so much and having dealt with it so long. And of course he was the worst kind of workaholic at that time - 'cause what else he had left, except an utterly bitter son to protect and restrain, while he had to give the outsiders an image that he was living alone?
And the only thing implying that he'd worked too much and for that didn't get to know his own son, is Sirius saying so. But how could Sirius know? As far as we know, he wasn't a friend to Juniior or know anything about the Crouch family. Not to mention that he naturally had a low opinion on Senior, who had thrown him into Azkaban without a trial while he was innocent. I'm sure Senior worked a lot, and that Sirius didn't just make up it all. For he did fight in the same war as Barty, but the point is; he didn't know anything but what the man's work morals seemed to an outsider. And was Sirius even literally working with him, inside the Ministry?
Barty and Junior, if they weren't so always, probably did grow more or less distant during those years with the boy mostly at Hogwarts and the father loving his important job. But the father working too much may not have been the main reason, and he may have still known his son well enough. In my view it was much more the lack of approval than lack of attention that destroyed them. That, Sirius could not know, so naturally he'd assume it was lack of attention and not knowing each other, and his hate probably affected how much he actually cared about the accurate case. The point; Sirius probably wasn't completely off the truth but how close to it he in the end was, is very questionable.
So, Senior being a distant father - I'm not ready to sign that belief until I'm able to dismiss all those - in my opinion essential - psychological points seeing to the image the book gives. I mean, is it
to assume Rowling may
have thought of them too as she wrote them to happen. (So please note; of course some of his characteristics we can see in GoF would've always been there. So I'm not saying Senior would've been completely different person before the trial and all, but easily could've been essentially and remarkably different. In example; not necessarily a distant father.)
I also believe he wasn't quite as extreme with his family, as he was with the Death Eaters and such. He naturally loved his family, more or less, whereas he despised and detested dark wizards. That's likely to make a remarkable difference even with extremist personalities. Of course, maybe it didn't in Barty's case. We really don't know enough about him as he was before that trial, to form a certain opinion on that matter. But as said, I think it did make a difference to him. After all, he did not leave Junior to rot in Azkaban unlike he said in the trial, and many other details made me think he wanted what's best for his family. My fan fiction "Screaming In Our Hearts" is explaining Junior's trial and everything that followed it. And I'm going to write a fic that tells the actual Longbottom torture night all the way up to the trial.
To tell you more about the early years of my Junior's life... I have a vision he was a true Gryffindor in a way, but also with many strong Syltherin characteristics too, but his heart in the deepest that of a Gryffinfdor. He was close with his father and they had their good times and the boy had felt the feeling of being loved by him, but the father in the end put his job as a judge ahead his family, for too long took his job as a judge
more important than that of as a father. When daddy's little boy was always there but the father did not take care of the relationship, anything good and beautiful is sure to slowly turn into bad, through loneliness, uncertainty, bitterness, all the way to occasional moments of hate. If dad was not enough there for him when he needed him the most after his mother got deathly ill but selfishly drowned his own sorrow into his precious job, and the kid happened to be in sensitive age at the time, things would certainly get worse fast. But they never got so distant that the father didn't know his son. It was the lack of approval that triggered the worst to happen. Nothing to do with knowing the person.
Junior was a mama's boy only to a degree; his mother worshipped him so that he had not grown to see and respect her as a parent but look at her as an utter equal or even worse. He had a more
genuinely strong and moving emotional bond to his mother than to his father because he'd spent more time with her and because she was always (too) kind and gentle no matter what and tried to get her baby out of anything stupid he'd pulled. But that's all to his mama's-boyness. (Junior reckoned his mother might be willing to try and help him in the trial.)
A boy child has a need and tendency to look up to his father more in any case, and a child needs at least one true parent. My Junior had a spirited nature and as said, he didn't think his mother as an authority figure or someone to look up to, and so couldn't even come to feel childlike devotion for her. His father certainly was someone to gain all that. And as said, he was his father's son. Thus, Junior was always a daddy's boy in his own heart and world. And also in his father's. (Junior broke down and grew deeply bitter because of the events in his trial, as he had thought "I'm your son!" might help. And the father was in fury, in shcok, and wouldn't listen, because his boy would not be a Death Eater, the very least a torturer. The boy becoming a Death Eater wasn't a surprise really but just extremely unpleasent and he knew his child would not take part in a torture like that out of free will, while the torture crime was such a shock that he wasn't thinking anything clearly. Especially as it was all publicly revealed. And as I've said, the disowning wasn't what it seemed - he never stopped loving Junior as his son.)
If you've seen the film 'Liar, Liar'
, starring Jim Carrey and Justin Cooper - something along that essence I imagine the relationship between the child Junior and his father. I said 'something along' and 'essence' - not a copy of it. My basic point with this; Like Max, Junior worshipped his daddy regardless of all the disappointments and his father absolutely loved him but just didn't get what he was doing wrong until he thought he'd lose the boy. But Junior and his dad didn't get a Disney ending because there are additional elements to them as their family situation and personalities are different than and they obviously had more issues than Max and his dad.
In them, I don't see people afraid to or uncomfortable with showing their love, or living in grand halls, though of course they had a big house. What I see is just your typical, close-with-each-other family, which however ended up into a complete destruction, for one because of selfishness and wrong choices especially during the hard times. So I write with a thought, that rich people do not necessarily live in any special way, and that hard times and huge emotional blows change people - so even Senior, just like Junior, could've been essentially different person before all that is described in the Goblet of Fire book. Their hard times and blows were so immense that even strong persons may change. Like Senior seemed uncomfortable around children and not knowing how to talk to them: Maybe he became like that after what happened with his own son even though he had in their time been fine around him. While as already told in another way, I got the impression from the trial scene that it destroyed something very special for both, the father and the son (and the mother.) But as said, love never really dies, so they both saved their son - but after all that had happened, there wasn't much to save.
I have always imagined Junior took his growing up harder than he would've needed to, that he grew up a relatively happy childhood but to him something too important was going wrong, and what didn't seem all that bad to his parents, however did feel too bad to him. So, in my view they both were to blame for Junior's fall, and the trigger to it was a more sneaky thing in a basically good but very complicated father-son relationship.
HP WIKI VS. THE AUTHOR'S INTENT
I don't consider the Harry Potter Wiki as reliable. Because according to its canon policy: if Rowling hasn't specifically denied something about a film in the books or in other words, whatever the films say is to be first and foremost promoted in the articles as a canon fact instead of the books' facts.
In my logic it should be the other way around. That the books' canon should be promoted first and foremost - exactly becasuse the books are the tier 1 canon and the movies only the tier 2 or 3 even - and because we can not be sure what about the films are from Rowling's hints and what are just the film makers' interpretations.
By all chances it may be promoting as canon something that is totally fanon.
Apparently the Wiki's policy is that silence is a sign of agreement. I would rather trust words, because silence can have so many other reasons too. How likely is it that Rowling would bother to point out everything that the film makers made different than her intent is? Not likely, because during the productions she already gave them everything she felt necessary and whatever they made with it, they had the right to with the creative lisence. It seems to me Rowling has publicly commented only on mistakes that hold some special amusement or other feeling to her personally: such as the movie Dumbledore talking about a girl though in her intent Dumbledore was gay.
So, the Harry Potter Wiki
says that Junior took part in the torture of the Longbottoms even though according to the books, he may have not and Rowling even put weight on it and never confirmed the truth.
Did Rowling tell the film makers her intent and did they use it? We don't know
, yet that Wiki chooses to promote the movie's decision as canon. What the hell? Even though the film makers evidently turned Junior's character and the entire trial scene upside down anyway. What in the world makes them believe that they cared about the author's intent on Junior in anything else either?
The way it is now, the Wiki makes the movies the main event and the tier 1 canon, even though that naturally should be the books.
Rowling and her intent is the true canon and thus the books she wrote and whatever she does
say publicly should be the main source of canon facts, and not some random films we don't even know how much she was involved with.
The Harry Potter Wiki also says (or said, as I edited that bit recently) that the father never loved his son at all and the son killed the father because he (the son) despised him (the father.) Now, first off - I don't think that's exactly a fact that the father never loved him. That is never said in the book or even in the film, even Junior said he believed his father loved someone more or in a different way than he ever loved him, the son - and not that he thought he never loved him at all. And in any case, truth is a relative concept. But surely Junior despised his father at the point in when he killed him. Who wouldn't? The man had publicly disowned him, and sent him to that inhumane prison for life, and even when rescued him, held him captive by the darkest of magic. Surely this would make one also doubt the parent's love. I know that never-loved view is the easiest way to have all those things to happen. But to me, the easiest way isn't the interesting one, or the best.
To me it's much more interesting that the father-son relationship was close but never worked too well though as he's in a way so much like his father but in many things so different... They can't understand each others in many things and too often forget to respect each others. I think they had it all and they wanted it to last, especially the boy longed for his father, but a complicated relationship takes more work than the father was willing and able to do on it. But I do not like to think their relationship would have been doomed from the beginning because of the father never really trying or caring. Rather as in that he wanted a child, and was proud to have a son, (which is why he was named after him), but became a father at too young age, and being ambitious to a high degree he didn't think of or even fully understand the responsibility that having a child truly brings. And then the mother's illness came to picture, making life even harder.
I want to say a little about the mother at this point: the day she and the father saved Junior from Azkaban. Those moments have always fascinated me the most in the family's story in any case but especially in this interpretation of mine, wherein they all were close to each others. And so the mother could trust that even though the father and son had fallen apart forever, the father would take care of their son, keep him safe and taken care of. Because it was her wish and she also knew the father too, still loved his son; that the disowning wasn't what it seemed. And so those moments were just as painful to the father as they were to the other two - even if Junior didn't believe any of it anymore. His mother's sacrifice was just the most ultimate even for a mother; willing to die in such inhumane prison, so that her son could live free, even though the boy had committed such an unthinkable crime.
It's not like the father wasn't making a huge sacrifice in the rescue too; his beloved wife would die a horrible, lonely death in the inhumane circumstances and he could never forget any of the pains or the shame, because he would see his son every day for the rest of his life. In my view he must have
still loved Junior and think of him as his son.
But I don't think it was simply the parent-child love-bond that made them do it, though of course it was essential - but also as essentially something the Archbishop Fulton Sheen has talked about; being able to bear and love the unbeautiful because one had already seen the beautiful.
So I prefer something potential-to-end-happily, something beautiful, turning bad and to worse and to the bitter end because of selfishness, strong hate and desperation sprung out of love, and of wrong choices. I think it's in a way, more tragic.
HIS DEVOTION AS A DEATH EATER
I'm fully aware how fanatic and devoted BCJ was as a DE during his life after
he was out of Azkaban. But I've already made a point that he might have turned into that extreme devotion and fanatic attitude after the Azkaban year and been far less devoted and fanatic before it. His behaviour in the trial can be interpret in so many ways. To begin with, it is NOT even confirmed in the book that he had tortured the Longbottoms! It's actually the opposite of that - it's being numerous times implied in many characters' words, that he may not have been involved. And even if he had, it's not written in stone that he'd done it filled with glee or even volunteered to.
Anyone who is fanatic about Voldemort is not in their right mind, and would gladly go to Azkaban, would care about Voldemort's possible return and wait for him. All this is what the Lestranges did. And what Barty Jr. did NOT do. He could not have been a fanatic Death Eater during the first war.
I do believe he was devoted enough to remain loyal. But I think his development as a Death Eater was rather complex, instead of him being a full blown DE from the beginning.
And so, here's more in-depthly WHY I genuinely interpret that BCJ was not remarkably fanatic or devoted in the first place:
It doesn't mean that becoming a DE would be a whim. Of course the decision had built up by his past years - it's just the devotion and fanatic attitude that essentially and remarkably increased only after the Azkaban.
Azkaban is a place where anyone who has nothing to hold on to would lose their mind and values or whatever was left of them when being thrown in there. In that extremely inhumane and torturous, cold and insane place, one has to live and feel over and over again their worst and most painful memories, while being fed off of their happy ones, which would only increase the affect of the most worst and painful ones. BCJ most likely re-lived over and over and over again, for a year but in genuine belief that it would be for life
, the disowning and being sent to hell by his own father who he - for one reason or another - had thought would never do such a thing, and who he had in the end begged and pleaded not to. And also maybe he re-lived how his mother was hurting in that trial.
Like everyone else, Bellatrix Lestrange had her traumas and pains too, and went even more insane in there than she was before she was thrown in, but she obviously never lost her will to live - why? - because she was proud to suffer in that place for her master, she believed in and she CARED about the return of their master much more than of anything else in her life. And she yearned for it, she was looking forward to it, probably thought of nothing else but it. And Sirius either didn't lose his will to live, and he didn't even go insane - why? - because he held on to his innocence and the fact that Peter was still out there and so he had hope to get out one day, not to mention that he harboured revenge towards Peter.
But BCJ was dying after only one year. (It is implied in BCJ's words that he indeed had been downright dying, as the Dementors sensed one healthy and one dying leaving the prison, and Polyjuice Potion changes only the appearances, not the health of the bodies.) So, he had lost will to live and even that soon. According to Sirius, he'd stopped even screaming for his mother, already in a few days.
Thus, to me it seems that to begin with, something else was much more important to BCJ than anything related to Voldemort and that he didn't see any kind of hope or pleasure in anything at all. But for what had been more important to him had so utterly betrayed and abandoned him to torment and death, whereas Voldemort hadn't which made Voldemort look even better and more worthy of suffering in his eyes than before, he most likely was - subconsciously - set to the Bellatrix-Lestrange state of mind of worshipping Voldemort. Even to the I'd-do-anything-for-Him-and-everyone-who-wouldn't-deserve-to-be-punished degree.
That, as well as his utmost bitterness for and will to revenge his father's betrayal of him, immediately had the space to truly live in him and he came to live by it when realized he would get out of that hell and have the chance to look for Voldemort. And I'd say all of that would happen all the more certainly if BCJ hadn't tortured the Longbottoms but still been sentenced for it like that by someone who was supposed to have faith in him and love him. But as analyzed, it could easily develop like that even if he was guilty of the torture.
That is how I see the development of his fanatic attitude and devotion as a Death Eater. And I think it's completely logic and possible. But I've received arguments about that.
They argue that he was always fanatic but just wasn't as tough as Bellatrix and that's why he gave up.
But to me that makes no sense. We are talking about mental strength during a mental torture
; which depend on the strength
of one's emotions and motivations
to endure the torture.
It also depends on the driving motivation
In 1995 BCJ says his dream and greatest ambition was to serve Voldemort and to prove himself to the man and he cared about being honoured by him. To me those words ooze extremely strong emotion and motivations. They would've driven his mental strength, and so he would have been as tough as Bella. Or at least much tougher than he was. So I really don't think he could've been a fanatic and 100% Death Eater in 1981.
And do I think Bellatrix would let someone who isn't a 100% Death Eater, to roll with her and her husband? No, I don't. As I already said, the book does not confirm that BCJ rolled with them in the torture but does more of the opposite.
There is also a possibility that Bellatrix didn't know Junior was a Death Eater until Voldemort disappeared, and so not know how many percent of a DE the boy was. And perhaps she meant to crucio Junior too in order to find out about Voldemort's whereabouts, (as Junior was the son of the very person who lead the war against them), and so Junior had to reveal that he too was one of them and certainly had to give an impression that he was 100% for their master even if he wasn't. (Damn, why didn't I think of that before, when I analyzed how my Junior ended up taking part in the Longbottom case? So I add that to it. That is definitely my view of the matter.)
They believe some people are more sensitive to Dementors than others and that they made Junior feel his mother's pain about his evilness. As far as I've understood, the Dementors do not make a person feel another person's feelings but they make a person re-live over again their own
most painful memories, which naturally will make them re-feel their own
feelings about the memory. Not
someone else's. So, if BCJ's giving up had to do with his mother's feelings about his undertakings, it was through his own
regret and pain about the matter. Thus it has everything to do with how evil he was.
And they think Goblet of Fire shows that Voldemort held Junior in high regard. But hey, it's not as if Voldemort had numerous options in to who he could grant the honour of helping him back into his body. All he had was Wormtail because he knew of no one who was still alive and free and looking for him. Until he learned that BCJ was, though not exactly free. So that does not yet say that he had always held him in high regard as a DE but only from that point on and especially after BCJ told him he was willing to risk everything for him. And as said, that might have become of BCJ during his Azkaban year. So, note that Voldemort asked Junior if he was ready to risk everything for his master. Why would he ask if Junior had always been all for him. And Voldemort would've easily read Junior's mind after asking that and so found out the man really was all for him now, and with all this, have the trust to assign the extremely risky task at Hogwarts, to him. Of course, the claim that Junior had taken part of the Longbottom torture in order to find Voldemort, would've reached Voldemort's ears by the time and given Junior loyalty points and Voldemort couldn't know how it had happened or if it had happened for real.
Another person has agreed with me that Junior wasn't as fanatic DE before Azkaban as he was afterward, but also given their own, potentially valid view for why he lost his will to live. Viewing that he was still "certainly devoted nonetheless" because most of the loyal ones believed their master to be dead and as captured servants would lose their hope.
Could Junior really have been one of those who genuinely believed Voldemort was dead? I mean, if he had truly believed so, and because of that chose to give up instead of waiting - then why did he say: "All I could think of was to continue searching for my master." or something along that line, when he was telling about his years under the Imperius Curse after he was out of Azkaban? To me it seems that makes a paradox. How likely is it that he'd all the sudden come to change a genuine belief, on that drastic level?
The only ways he could hope to get out were if his father pardoned him or Voldemort saved him. Now which option do you think he'd thought more likely to happen? And he must have all along had some hope that Voldemort was still out there because he downright obsessed about finding him after getting out. Whereas with his family he saw no hope and as said that disowning and sentence most likely was what he re-lived and felt over and over again. Thus, I'm more soon to believe it was his family issues that made him give up regardless of whatever devotion he felt for Voldemort.
Remember all that I analyzed earlier, about the possible psychological process during his Azkaban year and about his part in the Longbottom torture. It was completely possible that he wasn't genuinely and strongly devoted to Voldemort until that process took him there.
But in the least; he could not have been as fanatic and evil as later, because he was so much softer than Bellatrix. Bellatrix wasn't downright panicking, screaming and sweating in the trial, whereas Junior was doing al of that and more, all through the trial. She wasn't screaming for her mother in her cell, whereas Junior was for his. The psychological process I analyzed, would also explain why he, in 1995, had such a drastic revision in his head about that. About how gladly he had suffered in Azkaban for Voldemort and about how he in fact had faced the consequences for his loyalty to Voldemort, and so also about what in fact had been more important to him in the first place.
For all this, in my eyes, his family was more important and emotional matter to him than Voldemort. Thus, he was also, in the deepest, more devoted to his family.
So, I could imagine that Junior - in my view anyway - joined the Death Eaters basically out of his own free will and choice, which had subconsciously developed throughout some years and needed only the right words and "promises" to pull the trigger. And so he'd have to have some genuine will and strength to do the DE stuff. But still he didn't pull everything without some hesitation/need of manipulation. I'd bet using the Imperius Curse even cruelly might have been lots of fun for him. But he didn't crucio anyone before the Longbottoms. Also if he did kill, not in cold blood though tried his best to please his master (and revenge to his father.) Of course any of the Unforgivable are as bad as each other but that's just why he was slightly out of place with the use of them and probably didn't feel too purely proud afterwards, if not downright regretful either. Maybe somewhere in between or on and off between those feelings. Junior really didn't seem to me like an evil person at heart. But someone desperate and foolish, and apparently unstable, playing with fire. Then it all blew up in his hands and the consequences turned him into a pretty sick, damaged person.
Also, I don't think Voldemort was dumb; if he had the judge's son on his side, he would use him as a spy in the Ministry of Magic more than in the killing and torture attacks. Which means Junior probably wasn't a Death Eater for long before Voldemort's fall. Perhaps only mere months, because otherwise the Ministry would've fallen or been about to fall yet the books never imply it was. And thus Junior probably didn't have too much troubles handling the life as a Death Eater.
Voldemort didn't give the Dark Mark to just anyone but would check the person's attitudes about blood-purity and stuff - I know. But BCJ was truly gifted in Occlumensy as he was able to close his mind even from Dumbledore, even after his mind had grown weaker and grown sick. So imagine how awesome he was when his mind was healthy and sharp! While he naturally must have had motives and attitudes strong enough to even consider joining Voldemort's cause for whatever reason, not to mention actually asked Voldemort to have him - and they would naturally show clearly. And let's not forget that some Death Eaters were blackmailed into joining. And many claimed to have been under the Imperius Curse, as in, even if it's a lie, they apparently were not too passionate about Voldemort's cause! So accepting someone with not perfect attitudes but good enough to remain loyal, would not seem too unlikely to me. Aren't Igor Karkaroff, Severus Snape and Regulus Black quite shining examples of how Voldemort wasn't that picky or careful on his followers… Karkaroff could've even been one of those who were blackmailed into it.
I really think Junior stood all the chances in the world, even in my interpretation.
KILLING HIS FATHER
As I re-read from the book the other night, I noticed that Junior told Harry that it was "a very great pleasure" to kill his own father, but he was described to look "completely insane" when he said it. And he did not smile with glee about killing his father - of that we do not know how he felt as he merely said that he'd killed him and no tone of anything was described. The wicked, gleeful smile he had only when he recalled the moment when Voldemort had cast the Imperius Curse on the father. He felt that the fact his father was now imprisoned and controlled was the sweetest moment of his life. Not the killing of him. I wouldn't be surprised of course if even that was, but the point is, the book does not suggest so. I thought the more essential motivation than the natural unforgiveness and despise Junior felt for his father, was the fact that he just was out of his mind and morals & Voldemort told him he must stop his father at all costs, and Junior, according to himself, wanted to prove himself to Voldemort.
And as I already pointed out in the "After Azkaban and the AU part" section - he remembered in the book that his father had loved him - even in that horribly twisted and Voldemort-fanatic state of mind. So that feeling of being loved by his father, must have once been strong and meaningful to him. And he was in a life debt. For all this, I really, really don't think he actually wanted to kill his father. And as analyzed in the section mentioned, he might have even come to regret it, in time.
SCHOOLING BEFORE HOGWARTS
Many are confused of how wizarding children were educated before they go to Hogwarts. And some even assume that all pure-bloods were home schooled, which is false assumption as it is.
"'Where do wizarding children go to school before Hogwarts?'
JK Rowling replies
-> They can either go to a Muggle primary school or they are educated at home. The Weasleys were taught by Mrs. Weasley."
JK Rowling's World Book Day Chat,
March 4, 2004
She does not imply that pure blood has anything to do with the choice between muggle primary school and home schooling. Because certainly it wouldn't have in the Weasley's case as they didn't think themselves above muggles in any way. Mrs. Weasley was a stay-at-home mother of a poor family which number of members increased quickly and muggle schooling is not free of charge. There lies more than enough reason for them to home school their kids.
The Crouch family then: We have no certain information on them for life style and values. We can assume they were rich but even so, rich people don't necessarely live in any special way - so that wouldn't label the schooling choice anyway. The values we can interpret from Barty Sr.'s behavior; Barty Sr. fought Voldemort and the Death Eaters with such an extreme attitudes that he may have felt strongly about muggles and half-bloods rights and all that stuff. And anyway, as he with that fight, certainly did oppose the prejudice people like Malfoys, Blacks and Voldemort had - he and his family were seen as "blood traitors" with no hope. So why would he care much about the matter in less significant matters (such as schooling his kid.) I think Senior was more eager to gain power and honour in values that really matter to the majority of the wizarding society, and pure blood was not one of them. Senior also knew how to dress convincingly like a muggle, which also might imply he didn't have any kind of attitude problems when it came to muggle stuff. These are also some of the reasons why I genuinely think the Crouches might have even lived amongst muggles and Junior gone to a muggle primary school.
"'What education do the children of wizards have before going to Hogwarts?'
They are, as many of you have guessed, most often home educated. With very young children, as you glimpsed at the wizards' camp before the Quidditch World Cup in 'Goblet of Fire', there is the constant danger that they will use magic, whether inadvertently or deliberately; they cannot be trusted to keep their true abilities hidden. Even Muggle-borns like Harry attract a certain amount of unwelcome attention at Muggle schools by re-growing their hair overnight and so on."
J.K.Rowling's Official Site F.A.Q
Note that she said most
of them, as in that there were exceptions
who were NOT home schooled but went to school amongst muggles. Like she said in her first answer - it's one or the other and apparently really has nothing to do with the blood purity. And to me, the exceptions going to a muggle school make all the sense in the world - even with that valid basic reason why most are kept home schooled.
Because I don't think Harry was too good example to bring up. Harry couldn't have kept from accidental magic because he didn't even know he was a wizard until just before he left to Hogwarts. But children who know themselves so from the very beginning - like pure-bloods such as Junior here; it ought to be possible to teach them to control their powers to some degree so to minimize the risk of accidental magic. I don't see why the parents wouldn't do this in any schooling case because the kids need to learn it anyway, as they live out there; as far as I've understood, there were very few areas in Britain that were completely muggle free, and it's never just about the wizarding secrecy overall but about the child's personal safety - hence, what happened to Dumbledore's 6-year old little sister! The control teaching may work or may not and that could affect the parents' decision on the schooling style. And of course the child's attitude. Which leads me to...
The deliberate use of magic young children have the tendency to do... A parent can easily threat to draw the child out and into home schooling if they choose to knowingly break the law of underage wizadry. How many kids do you know to prefer being home schooled over the more social and thus more fun normal school - especially if the child has no siblings - like Crouch's son didn't.
So, there was an unknown number of little wizards and witches going to muggles' primary schools and very likely without bigger problems in it, and the blood purity is basically completely irrelevant to the schooling style choice. It depends on how the parents have prepared their children, and on the child's attitude, and in the end how much the parents trust their child.
In my interpretation Junior was one of those who went to a muggle primary school; Barty Crouch Sr.'s behavior and attitudes made me think they were pro muggles - as in, they did socialize a lot with "their kind" but were interested in us muggles, appreciated and respected us, and so lived amongst us. And Junior was a powerful and skilled-to-be wizard - it probably wasn't too hard for him to minimize the risk of accidental magic, which as said probably is been taught to wizarding children for the sake of the child's safety, no matter how they lived, due to muggles living pretty much everywhere. And as he didn't wish to end up into a lonely home schooling, he swore to do and did his best in not deliberately use magic and in avoiding accidental magic.
THE DEMENTOR'S KISS
It is only the characters' belief that the Kiss is a fate worse than death because they can not know it. Of course the people are going to assume it would differ from a normal death in a horrible way because of the Dementors' nature of draining their surroundings and people near them of everything good and happy, and because the idea of having their soul sucked out by something like that is incomprehensible and more frightning than dying. No one whose soul's been sucked out has returned to talk about it so it remains just the people's assumption and it very well may not be worse than death. It may differ from normal death only with the fact that the body goes on existing and living until it can't function anymore.
Rowling hasn't confirmed if a soul sucked out by a Dementor has the access to afterlife or if it remains inside the Dementor for a time and then perhaps disappears. I'm sure a soul doesn't remain inside the Dementor because if they had a soul or numerous souls inside them, they wouldn't be so foul and evil but they are. And I refuse to think a soul would just disappear. I'd like to believe she didn't want to throw this brilliant character away that extremely, after all she did write him as a very complex key character. I personally believe his soul is in afterlife because she chose to ignore him the rest of the series instead of even mentioning about a ghost of him.
How many happy memories and how much positive feelings could Junior have had left after he's saved from Azkaban? I'm thinking very many and very much. Because even Sirius Black remembered a great deal of things that made him happy still. And Sirius had been around Dementors for twelve years whereas Junior only for one year.
I hope this wasn't too confusing. Shouldn't be if you read all of the above text.
What I'm trying to show in my interpretation of the Crouch father and son, is that an end-up like that (Junior joining the Death Eaters, torturing the Longbottoms and sentenced to Azkaban by his own father, and finally Junior murddering him), does not have to spring from extreme circumstances.
I have already written numerous fanfiction stories
My Barty Jr.'s looks as a teenager come from one of my favourite actors, Jamie Bell
Because Jamie wasn't in acting business before age 13, I have Haley Joel Osment
pass as a child version of Junior
because he could semi-believably grow up to look like Jamie Bell.
And Crouch Sr. gets his looks from a film director Thomas Vinterberg
. 'cause he and Jamie, at least in mine and some other's eyes look quite alike.
Mrs. Crouch gets her looks from the actor Michelle Pfeiffer
SAID ABOUT OR THOUGHT OF MY BARTY JR.
(By other rolepleyers' characters in roleplay game topics.)
Goblet of Fire RPG:
"that strange sick hippie"
-Draco "Ferret" Malfoy
(We had a DADA lesson going on and he was teaching them about Unforgivable Curses
and cast the Imperius Curse on Draco, making him kneel in front of Harry and say 'I love you' like he meant it.
I know you can't make a person really feel love and I'm not a slasher - I just thought it amusing if Draco would just say that to Harry.)
(For as known he had to take a sip of 'something' once in an hour during the school year.)
"the slimy piece of shit, that caused just about every catastrophe last year"
"Daddy's little boy"
(In a game topic set to the prison of Azkaban, where they were arguing about many things and Junior was having rather mixed feelings about his father.)
"When it came down to Barty Crouch Junior, Bellatrix's hate may have sprung from a personal disappointment on his undertakings,
or from the man's big-mouthed behavior, which was hard for anyone to stand. It wasn't hard to imagine it had a big part also in this conflict."
(Bella and Junior were literally fighting over the fact that Junior didn't get caught with the Lestranges but only later by Karkaroff's disloyalty
and Voldy had to put them back in line when he just happened to come around. Yes, first I went by that movieverse idea of the way Junior got caught but eventually I decided it doesn't serve anything more and so stuck to the book. In emotional elements I always stuck to the book.)
(After they let him out of the trunk where Junior had kept him all year. There were numerous others too
but this is the only one I can recall.)
The Marauders RPG:
"Son of the famous and powerful Bartemius Crouch senior's does not read law books or the Hogwarts: a History after all,
but 'Uncle Scrooge'! Some muggles' comic book, where half-naked ducks run around without pants!"
(Junior and Sirius are in same detention ordered to wash the floor of boys' toilet - in a muggle way, without any magic - Junior isn't doing anything to do his part and Mr. Black has a problem with it.)
"The girl lifted her eyes off the table to Barty Junior, looking at him suspiciously.
Where on earth would this thing end up? Would it have been better to stay in bed and play with matches?"
(She was about to join this not-too-risk-free organization Junior has started in his 5th year of Hogwarts.
That organization however isn't part of my fanfiction universe about him. It existed only in that roleplay game.)
Harry Potter 1981 RPG:
"Even though the man was calm, inside he was considering different ways to teach that cheeky kid a lesson. He really was impressed by the boy's earlier battle and some of his characteristics and that fearlessness, but the line had to be drawn somewhere. Poking around certain kind of information was against good manners."
(Junior pretty much demanded to know Voldy's reason to hate muggles so deeply, after he'd first kinda unintentionally lectured Voldy about killing and torturing even muggle-borns.
Voldemort didn't teach him a lesson though, at least not the way he normally would, because he needed Junior to believe in his motives and trust him as the boy wasn't a Death Eater yet. Voldy was only manipulating him at this point.)
"Voldemort let out a fed-up sigh. Kids."
(Junior refused to put away his wand and in a rather stubborn way questioned Voldy's reasons to tell him so. This was before he was officially a Death Eater.)
"Was the kid wrong in the head? Had he given up the game? Or had some great idea? Or all of those?"
(Junior suddenly left the scene where he stalked a muggle-born witch whom Voldemort had required him to kill before he'd accept Junior into Death Eaters' inside circle.)
"This boy was so much like the other Death Eaters yet at the same time so very different."
(Thinking as he's about to give Junior the Dark Mark brand and Junior was oh so fascinated and had proven to have lots of potential as a Death Eater but Voldy also had well noted the kid was exceptionally fearless, bold, cheeky and not necessarely knowing what he was getting himself into.)
FAN ART, FICTION & VIDEOS
These are all made by me. Three of the digital fan art is signed "JK" as in JudasKiss which is my old internet name that I don't use anymore
except on the Harry Potter Portal Message Boards.
| VIDEOS |
| OTHER DIGITAL ART |
| FAN FICTION STORIES |
Barty Crouch Jr. - We Are
Barty Crouch Jr. - Suojelusenkeli / Guardian Angel
- Made by: VampireOutlaw - (new YouTube name is wolfoutlaw)
- Clips from: Goblet of Fire and Jumper, and photos of Jamie Bell
- Songs by: Ana Johnson
- Description: Junior's thooughts during the First Wizarding War.
Made: July 1st 2012.
Barty Crouch Jr. - Falling Inside The Black
- Made by: VampireOutlaw - (new YouTube name is wolfoutlaw)
- Clips from: Goblet of Fire and Jumper, and photos of Jamie Bell and Haley Joel Osment
- Songs by: Mikko Alatalo and Samuli Edelman
- Description: This is partially a slideshow to a Finnish songs.
Inspired by a roleplay-game topic I'm playing wherein 11-years old Junior is playing with dark magic on the christmas break from school,
and Albus Dumbledore ends up saving the boy's innocence and life just in time...For a few more years.
The english translated lyrics are in the description box on the YouTube's side.
Made: March 2012.
Barty Crouch Jr. - Apologize
- Made by: VampireOutlaw - (new YouTube name is wolfoutlaw)
- Clips from: Goblet of Fire, Jumper
- Song by: Skillet
- Description: This is from him to his father except the part about source of strength.
Made: Dec 20th 2010.
Barty Crouch Jr. - Breathe Into Me
- Made by: VampireOutlaw - (new YouTube name is wolfoutlaw)
- Clips from: Goblet of Fire, Jumper
- Song by: Timbaland
- Description: This is from him to his father, during his Death Eater time but before he ends up torturing the Longbottoms, as in he was only afraid that it's too late but after the Longbottoms, it truly was.
Made: Dec 4th 2010.
Barty Crouch Jr. - Perfect
- Made by: VampireOutlaw
- Clips from: Goblet of Fire, Jumper
- Song by: Red
- Description: This is from him to his father, before and during his Death Eater time but before he ends up torturing the Longbottoms, as in that he wasn't a lost case yet. Of cousrse he didn't let him know he was a Death Eater, but you know... this as just generally a please-see-my-pain-before-its-too-late.
Made: Jan 25th 2010.
- Made by: VampireOutlaw
- Clips from: Goblet of Fire, Jumper, Undetow
- Song by: Simple Plan
- Description: This video is about Junior's teenage years before he became a Death Eater
and about his Death Eater time before he got caught.
Made this in May 2008.
OTHER DIGITAL ART:
Text clarifications & other information on the Artist's comment section.
X Breathe Into Me (NEW!)
X Escape from Azkaban
X Innocent until proven guilty
X The Crouch Family
FAN FICTION STORIES:
They're not random but related to each other unless stated otherwise.
And they're NOT SLASH at any point. I don't write slash if it's not canon.
X The Destroying Angel
How Junior joined the Death Eaters in June 1981. The second chapter has more action in it.
X When The Sun Turned Cold
A brief father-son discussion between a 13-year old Junior and his father.
X Screaming In Our Hearts
Focuses on the day his parents save him from Azkaban but looks into his feelings throughout the year too.
X Use well the days
With Sirius Black in an essential role in the first chapter, where Junior and he are in the same 'sadistic' detention and end up finding something in common.
Set to Junior's 4th year at Hogwarts.