1 August, 1997
Minister for Magic
- "These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you. Your Ministry remains strong."
- —Rufus Scrimgeour[src]
Scrimgeour was a very tough, shrewd and slightly paranoid wizard whose personality was mirrored by his looks. He was extremely busy, and was rather unsympathetic to the demands of others. He was, however, caring enough about his predecessor's needs to grant him a position in the office. He was described as being intelligent, firm yet sweet.
Scrimgeour had a long mane of tawny brown hair streaked with large quantities of grey. His eyes were a dark, nearly indiscernable yellow behind wire-rimmed spectacles. He had bushy eyebrows and limped when he walked, but nonetheless was possessed of a certain loping grace. His appearance gave an aura of toughness
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