Dubbed the 'Kennedy's of the Wizarding World', the Baudelaire Family is an established and well respected socialite family, who are based in Belgravia. The Baudelaires family business, Baudelaire Corporations, specialises in the production and distribution of media. Witch Weekly and the Wizarding Wireless Network being two main examples. Currently, they're setting their eyes on the latest social media trend, 'Witchagram'.
However, things haven't recently been 'smooth sailing' for the affluent Baudelaires. With the sudden death of their CEO, Charlemagne Baudelaire, who died 'in a boating accident' along with some colleagues, the fate of Baudelaire Corporations is unknown. His wife Celine, a savvy and charismatic woman has taken over as de-facto leader. But with his cunning sister Olympe, and his decadent brother Cyril now contenders to the Baudelaire Empire, will Charlemagne's legacy be preserved....or destroyed?
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- Gaspard Baudelaire (deceased) and his wife, Mirabelle (64) Baudelaire (Meryl Streep, SoA).
- Their Children, Charlemagne, Olympé and Cyril
- Charlemagne Baudelaire and his wife Céline (44) (Dita von Teese, Liss).
- Their Children, Philippe (20) (Xavier Dolan, Red), Séphora (16?) (Keira Knightley, Kib) , Louis (15) (Cameron Boyce, Ellie) and Dorian (7) (Kib)
- Olympé Baudelaire* (Lena Headey) (41, Kat) and her husband, Francois (45) (Hugh Jackman, CK).
- Their Children, Laverne (22) (Carrie Underwood, Risa), Lisette (20) (Taylor Swift, SoA), Adelaide (14) (Camilla Mendes, Jaye) and Estelle (13) (Tamzin Merchant, Lilly).
- Cyril Baudelaire (32) (Dominic Cooper, SoA) and his Husband Théodore (31) (Lyss)
- n.b. Olympe refused to change her surname after marriage, and remained a Baudelaire, along with her children.
- BOLD denotes a needed character.
- Italics denotes a deceased character
- August 1969: Birth of Gaspard
- December 1969: Birth of Mirabelle
- June 1987: Wedding of Gaspard and Mirabelle
- September 1988: Birth of Charlemagne
- ??? 1988: Birth of Francois
- ??? 1989: Birth of Céline
- November 1992: Birth of Olympe
- January 2001: Birth of Cyril
- August 2012: Marriage of Olympe and Francois
- August 2013 : Birth of Laverne
- ??? 2014: Marriage of Charlemagne and Céline
- March 2015: Birth of Lisette
- ??? 2015: Birth of Philippe
- ??? 2017: Birth of Séphora
- January 2019: Birth of Louis
- May 2019: Birth of Adelaide
- July 2020: Birth of Estelle
- November 2026: Birth of Dorian
- June 2033: Marriage of Cyril and Théodore (elopement)
- July 2033: Death of Charlemagne (age 45)
- Highly educated (Ravenclaw Alum), cunning, quick on her feet, intelligent, aloof.
- Very protective of her children, and is constantly pushing them to be the best that they can be. She's groomed them very well, in the expectation that one day they'd take over from her husband, their father.
- Is hauntingly beautiful, wears
little/natural makeupnvm if we're using dita von teese and a lot of black to mourn her dear dead husband.
- A very savvy businesswoman, she cares little for media or fashion or anything like that. Money is her influencer and her motivator. What she lacks in creativity, she makes up for in busincess acumen.
- The late Charlemagne's younger sister, elder sister to Cyril.
- She's almost a carbon copy of her mother, Mirabelle. She's the ony \Baudelaire child to have inherited her mother's blonde hair, which she passed down to Estelle.
- Model: Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine in Cinderella
- She's quick witted and sharp tongued. Known to be very persuasive. Slytherin Alum.
- Married Francois, a Wizarding Wireless Network producer, because she wanted to be a singer. And she was damn good at it. Unfortunately, it didn't work out for her, so she instead became a talent manager, working with big names such as Mrs. Mordre to tour and such. She still does this.
- When she married Francois, she didn't change her name. Because her name was the most precious thing she had and she would not "throw it away freely".
- She loves Lisette (+her daughters) more than anything, and specifically wants Lisette to be more active in trying to become the heiress to Baudelaire Corporations. She's trying to get Lisette married to Clarence Bishop, the creater and founder of Witchagram.
- Francois Mercier, a producer at WWN, he's quite the opposite to his wife. He's a happy man who wanted nothing more than to enjoy a simple life.
- He loves his wife though, and his daughter[s]. They're the most important thing in the world to him.
- He enjoys cooking, cleaning and is really down to earth. His favourite subject when he was at school was herbology. Gryffindor Alum.
- Gets along well with Olympe's brother, Cyril.
- Despite his cheerful exterior, he's probably (after Céline), the most qualified and has the best business brain. But he's keeping it on the down low, and honestly, he just wants the family to mourn the death of Gaspard and then move on together.
- Handsome man, quite well built, but doesn't like to flaunt it. Hugh Jackman
- Eldest son of the late Gaspard and Céline Baudelaire.
- He's been groomed to take over his dad's business, and this has made him kind of snobby and entitled.
- He gets along well with his uncle Cyril, but since dad died, he sees Cyril as his biggest contender to the Corporation, despite Cyril's laziness.
- Philippe graduated from Hogwarts (Ravenclaw), before moving to work at Baudelaire Corporations. Prior to his father's death, he had been incharge of trying to get ownership of the Daily Prophet.
- Overly protective of his mother, and his sibling[s].
- Can have quite a bit of a temper. Easily provoked.
- Suffers with bi-polar disorder, and depression. He thinks the world is against him.
- But he has such star quality.
The Baudelaire family had always been a respected and affluent family, hailing from Versailles, France. Historically, the Heraldic Family had been staunch and loyal advisors to the French Crown, which had not gone unnoticed. The Baudelaires held many Crownlands, titles and revere in Court. The Baudelaires were known for their shrewd, calculated and cunning ways. You see, while they were loyal to the crown, and carried out their orders dutifully, it was not done for King and Crown, necessarily. The Baudelaires had a family motto. Esto quod esse videris. 'Be what you seem to be'. They were seen to be loyal and powerful, so that is what they became. However, in 1789, when talks of a Revolution began spreading in France, the Baudelaires were the first of the Aristocracy to catch whiff of this. They were able to evade any collateral damage from the grisly affair by publicly showing their support to the resistance before the execution of Louis XVI in 1793. The Baudelaires here showed their true colours and ability to adapt into a position which resulted in the least amount of harm for themselves. Self preservation, and calculation is what allowed the Baudelaire's to flourish.
After the revolution, and the start of the French Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte, the ambitious Baudelaires began climbing the social ladder once more. They did so by taking control of French printing presses, and publishing pro-Napoleonic propaganda, and providing insights into his campaigns and conquests abroad. Slowly, they began to regain their name. By the fall of the Empire, after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the Baudelaire's did not require Napoleon or the approval of high society, because they had already become such influencers in the industry. They monopolised the newspaper market, and nothing would be published without their consent. As time went on, they retained their high societal position.
Never a family to stay content, the Baudelaires began expanding their empire. In 1905, Olivié Baudelaire and her husband, Bastien launched Baudelaire Sociétés (Baudelaire Corporations), an official producer and distributer or newspapers, magazines and academic journals in France. This period of the Baudelaire Family history was extremely exciting as radios were beginning to emerge, and by the start of the First World War, the Baudelaires began introducing Wireless to the Magical French Population. They would report the effects of the war to the magical community, and it was groundbreaking, as this was a concept completely newfangled to communities, who were so used to owl post delivering newspapers until then.
The Baudelaires enjoyed a modicum of success in France, but when the men of the family got called into war during the Second World War. Unable to avoid conscription, they went, and unfortunately, very few returned. The Baudelaires decided that, after the war and all the horrible effects it had on the family, they would relocate, and start afresh. The family had been wounded, and now it was time to heal. So, in 1947, two years after the war, The Baudelaires had set their affairs into order, and sorted out their business plans, and moved to Belgravia, in London. London had been equally economically and sociopolitically devestated by the war, but the Baudelaire's saw this as an opportunity for them to take over the markets immediately. What was innovative about the Baudelaire Corp. moving to the UK was that they still continued to trade in France, along with their new startups in England. This system allowed them to make twice as much as they used to, and it meant that the family could spend summers and winters in France, whilst remaining in London for business seasons.
All was well for a while, until there was a slight problem in France. Gaspard Baudelaire's father, Augustiné, was found guilty for embezzling funds from Baudelaire Sociétés in France to pay for illegal nontradeable goods on the down low. Augustiné was jailed, but his wife and only son fled back to London to safety. The French faction of Baudelaire Corporations was shut down and disbanded, so all they had now was the London Office. Gaspard, at the tender age of eighteen, now had the business thrust upon his shoulders. But Gaspard had always inherited his father's business acumen, so he took to it like a moth to a flame. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mirabelle DuBois, a silvertongued journalist who spun words into gold. It was a perfect match. Mirabelle produced content, and Gaspard distributed it nationwide. The company was back on it's feet, and soon Gaspard and Mirabelle had to consider the future of the company. With Gaspard being an only child, finding a successor was of utmost importance. They had three children. First was Charlemagne, the intelligent and innovative eldest son. A bright Ravenclaw alum, Charlemagne married fellow Ravenclaw Céline LeClair. Next was Olympé, a talented and shrewd businesswoman. Olympé was no-nonsense and loyal to the Baudelaire name and family. She was so devoted that when she married a Wizarding Wireless Network executive, Francois Mercier, she kept her maiden name, along with giving it to her children. Finally, they had Cyril. The youngest of the siblings, and the most talented. Charming and gregarious, but far too lazy to unleash his full potential; Cyril took to living a life of luxuriousness and decadence. After Gaspard died from natural causes, Charlemagne took over as Managing Director and CEO of Baudelaire Corporations, with Olympé, Cyril, Mirabelle, Céline and Francois making up the Board of Directors.
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The Baudelaire's flourished, continuing the business, with the late Gaspard's grandchildren even getting involved in the family business. All was well, until Charlemagne died. The news came as a shock to all, as he was not of ill health. A fishing trip to Weymouth, Dorset went south when allegedly, Charlemagne's boat capsized due to a freak wave and ill timing of the tide. The coronor's official cause of death was drowning, and that was that. Questions arose from the death - what was he doing away from the group? Why were there no witnesses? Was there any foul play? But the most important one remained unanswered: who will take over the company? Charlemagne died at the age of 45, so his will was incomplete. He had not named a successor yet, and it could have been anyone - from his siblings to his children to his siblings' children. The possibilities were endless, and the Baudelaire's now find themselves facing the biggest challenge: to remain united as a family as they choose a successor.
Baudelaire Corporations Edit
The Baudelaire Corporations of Media Production and Distribution. (Commonly known as Baudelaire Corporations or Baud Corp.)
Chief Operations Officer (CEO) and Managing DirectorEdit
- Céline Baudelaire (acting)
Board of DirectorsEdit
- Mirabelle Baudelaire
- Olympe Baudelaire
- Francois Mercier
- Cyril Baudelaire
- Philippe Baudelaire
- Laverne Baudelaire
- Clément DuBois (NPC)
- Simone Desjardins (NPC)
- Olive LeClaire (NPC)
- André Trudeau (NPC)
Wizarding Wireless NetworkEdit
- Francois Mercier - Station Manager
- Cyril Baudelaire - Ministry Liason / Executive Producer
- Olympe Baudelaire - Head of Talent
- Mirabelle Baudelaire - Editor in Chief
- Lisette Baudelaire - Editor, Journalist, Foreign Correspondant
Daily Prophet TeamEdit
NB. This team is in charge of getting ownership of the prophet, and in charge of getting the prophet written and distributed by Baud Corp.
- Philippe Baudelaire - Co Head
- Laverne Baudelaire - Co Head