- "I don't trust a man with curly hair. I can't help, but picturing birds laying sulfurous eggs in there and I find it disgusting. "
- —Sue Sylvester
Professor Susan Rodham "Sue" Sylvester was a Pure-blood witch who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1962-1969 and was sorted into Slytherin. Some time after her graduation, Sylvester returned to Hogwarts.
Career at Hogwarts (1980-current)
Personality and traits
Sue is the ultimate alpha-personality. Seen, always, as calculating, ruthless, devious, sneaky, egotistical, pompous, sarcastic, arrogant, vindictive, sadistic, scheming, manipulative, ungrateful, immoral, sociopathic, cruel, spiteful, bitter, dishonest, greedy, treacherous, dirty, sly, brutal, diabolical, sinister, pure evil, vain, vicious, ambitious, rotten, nasty and unscrupulous. She is without a moral compass and possesses no scruples and conscience. She is also an extremist who shows no compassion, love or concern to anyone, but herself and her sister. She will often do anything and everything in her power to get what she wants and she usually doesn't care who gets hurt in the process. With a sense of great entitlement, she will ignore all rules and regulations that work against her, but have no issue using those same rules against others. Sue's height also leads her to speak down to people, and to name drop and speak of herself as something beyond everyone else.
Sue doesn't handle emotional pain well. If for whatever reason she gets hurt, she will take it out on everyone around her, normally by destroying anything around her and insulting people. It makes Sue look powerless for all her strength.
She's very good at holding grudges to unhealthy, almost super-villain levels. Sometimes she ignores these grudges in the short term, when external events reach the softer side she keeps locked deep inside herself.
We see, however, that Sue's aggression and unreliability stem largely from a difficult childhood. Her mannerisms are very much in parallel with her mother's, a woman who left Sue to take care of herself and her handicapable sister at a young age. This explains why she has such a thick emotional shell surrounding her more vulnerable qualities.This softer self isn't gone, just very well hidden from the world, and when it does leak out she's sure to push it back in before too long.
Sue is very loving towards her sister Jean, who suffers from Down's Syndrome and who Sue visits as often as she can.