This article contains sensitive topics on suicide.
B'loody Mary Smith, born Hermione Granger, is ostensibly based on the character of the same name from Harry Potter. The author, however, takes a rather creative way of putting her own touch on the character.
Appearance and Personality
In Chapter 8, B'loody Mary is described as having "long waste-length gothic black hair", "eyes like blood" that she wears contact lenses on and pale white skin. There is no mention of her trademark bushy hair or buckteeth, though to be fair, Hermione's buckteeth did canonically go away at some point in the series.
While in the original series Hermione was bookish and rule-abiding, B'loody Mary isn't. Tara does not mention her being interested in either reading or magic, but instead, like the rest of her "goff" clique, B'loody Mary apparently enjoys attending "goffic" concerts and doing "pot, coke and crak" with her friends.
She also appears to have homicidal and antisocial tendencies, as she murders Willow and refers to it as "kawai".
Her name isn't pronounced in the story, so it may be pronounced as Bloody or BUH-loody (apostrophes are often associated with pauses in English, but not always, as in "don't"). Either way, it doesn't matter. Because it's stupid.
Hermione, as it turns out, is a vampire, who was kidnapped at birth. Her mother was a witch who was killed by Voldemort; her vampire father committed suicide out of depression soon after. Hermione's troubled past still haunts her, causing her to have nightmares and be depressed. She also speaks Japanese, even though the only words she appears to know are "kawaii" or "kawai". This could either point point a hint of her original family's nationality, though it is more likely a part of Tara's weaboo phase of her emo phase (i.e. Professor Sinister).
While attending Hogwarts, she switched Houses, apparently from Griffindoor to Slytherin, likely due to her gothik demeanor. She also discovered that her real surname is "Smith" and started calling herself B'loody Mary, which we can only assume was chosen during a drunken game of Scrabble. She is part of Ebony's clique, member of her band, Bloody Gothic Rose 666 and appears to be in a relationship with Navel, as she goes out with him on a triple date.
At one point, B'loody Mary was in possession of a "Time Toner," which allows her to go back in time. Professor Trevolry mentions this when she tells Ebony to go back in time and seduce Voldemort. Is implied that the character change happened after the third year. It is unlikely that the canon shredded interpretation given to us by Ms. Gilesbie would be capable of a curriculum that warrants special use of a highly magical time traveling device on her own.
Role in My Immortal
B'loody Mary occasionally serves the role of secondary best friend to Enoby, second to Willow. She is often shown sympathizing with or engaging in friendly discussion with Enoby. For the most part, though, she's just another satellite goth character whose main purpose is to hover around Ebony.
B'loody Mary first makes an appearance when Ebony intrudes their potions class to scream at Vampire, with a naked Draco following suit to plead his innocence. She smiles at Enoby "understatedly" and a pause is kindly made to describe her appearance and new backstory.
After Draco finds out about Voldemort's blackmail of Ebony and has an angry outburst, B'loody Mary tries to comfort Ebony, but is told to "fuck off". Interestingly, this does not further impact their friendship, since she appears in the the subsequent chapter to compliment Ebony's appearance.
During Tara and Raven's falling-out, B'loody Mary is succinctly promoted to Ebony's best friend after Willow's expulsion, and even did Enoby the favor of murdering her, as she confesses while they watch "some goffic movies". B’loody Mary calls the deed "kawai". The two friends discuss new goffic stores in Hogsmade and proceed to check them out. However, the change regarding Raven only lasts for one chapter, as Tara undoes everything that happened to Willow in an attempt to win Raven back. Ebony goes shopping with B'loody Mary, visiting Tom Rid's store, whereas later the two of them, Willow, Diabolo, Vampire and Navel go to Hogsmeade in Draco's flying Mercedes-Benz, do several hard drugs, and watch the MCR concert. When it is revealed that it's been hijacked by "Vlodemort and da Death Deelers", she flees with "every1" else.
In Chapter 24 her and Ebony attend "deviation", where it is revealed that she is the goff who gets along with Professor Trevolry particularly "grate", likely because Trevolry is a fellow goff. She also aids the "time toner" plan, helping Ebony to get dressed for the trip.
Tara and Raven wrote a collaboration story, only lasting one chapter, giving us another goth portrayal of Hermione. During her summer vacation in America, her abusive, neglectful parents (Raven states that this is possible because it's never implied it's not true. Obviously, if the canon Hermione DID have such horrible parents, it would have had a noticeable impact on her character, not to mention redundant with Harry's terrible life with his aunt's family.) revealed they were actually her adoptive parents and her real family was a wizarding one. Her parents refused to tell her who her real parents were, so in her rage Hermione, now calling herself Maya, murders them. Somehow, the Ministry have no idea whatsoever about this. For the rest of the summer, Maya lives in Cho Chang's Tokyo apartment with Ginny, and they become close.
As a goth, she wears black lipstick (which she checks via a black makeup mirror) and has nearly waist-length, newly dyed black hair and eyes which she made emerald via magic. Her gothic attire is a black leather 'bustier' a blue plaid mini trimmed with black lace, blood-red lipstick (somehow with the black one earlier), and matching eyeshadow. She has pale skin from a lack of sunlight, and is slender but with curves in all the right places.
When she turns on her iPhone (Raven at the start claims she doesn't care when Harry Potter takes place, in her story it takes place in 2006, thus they can have iPhones and 'NORMAL' clothes and shit if she wants), she plays an Evanescence song at full volume. Luna Lovegood, who in this story has become a prep (completely missing the point of her character in canon, probably just because she's blonde? and she seems to hate them, as Draco is said to have dyed hair) wearing a pink mini, a slutty pink halter top, and Gucci shoes, sits next to giggling blonde preps. One does not know how Tara Gilesbie and Raven did it, but being Tara and Raven, they did.
Maya gives them the middle finger and listens to some MCR, only to be greeted by her new gothic friends, who she swears at, only to apologize and tell them to 'sit down, my bitches'. Cho, now called 'Dementia' after her middle name is there (are you sensing a pattern with all the characters with "Dementia" in their name in Tara's writing?) as are Ginny and 'Virginia', aka Tara. Ginny wears a sexy black corset dress with red lacing, pink fishnets, and black high heeled boots. She also wore black lipstick and eyeliner and her hair was dyed blood-red, with black tips. Dementia has new purple streaks in long, silky ebony hair and wore a torn black MCR t-shirt, a ripped black and red plaid mini, safety pin earrings and black combat boots with heels.
As her friends sit down, she notices Draco Malfoy is sitting behind her. Once again, his character has become gothic. His hair is dyed black and slicked back "(a/n: kinda like Tom Felton in the first movie)". His eyes are icy blue and suggest inner depths of darkness. Maya talks with her friends for a while and Dementia thinks that Harry and Ron will be loving her new look. When it's time to get off the train, Maya thinks she might have seen a boy in leather pants, a leather jacket, black hair and blue eyes smile at her.
There were no more chapters sadly.
Differences from the Original
Whereas in the original series Hermione was a Muggleborn witch, this rendition of her is at least a half-blood and a vampire whose parents have tragically died before the course of the story. Also unlike her canonical counterpart, B'loody Mary shows no interest in books and does hard drugs along with her friends, whereas the original Hermione would have never broken Hogwarts' rules without a good reason. Nor would she murder someone for being a "prep".
Another change in her character is her transfer from Gryffindoor to Slytherin and being friends with Draco Malfoy, Crab and Goyle whom she passionately despised in the Harry Potter series. She also gets along "grate" with Trevolry, even though in the books she disliked her and finally dropped divination at the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban.
- In the movie adaptation she is played by a bottle of V8 Bloody Mary mix.
- Her presence covers the noticeable lack of Willow through the mid chapters after she is gone.
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 31