I didn't see a character thread for poor Ludo Bagman, so here we go. It's convenient that Ludo just starred in the QWC a few weeks ago; hopefully, he's still on people's minds.
First off, how old do you think Ludo is when Harry first meets him?
All we know is that he's a few years removed from his playing days when Harry meets him at the Quidditch World Cup. He was probably in the height of his playing career during his trial in 1980 for passing information to Death Eaters, but the question is this: what's the prime career time for a Quidditch player? Do careers last from about age 20 to 40? I imagine it would depend on the amount of injuries.
All told, I'm guessing his Goblet of Fire age to be about 45. What do you think?
What house was he in?
For this I have no clue, and it's probably my most important question.
What do you think he was like in school? Are his underhanded dealings during the Quidditch World Cup a reflection on his Hogwarts-age personality?
I've imagined Ludo to be fairly innocent — or oblivious — to things like gambling when he was younger. Being a professional athlete probably exposed him do those sorts of "revenue streams" later in life.