Abbott is well-known for being a war hero, an effective department head, an influential politician, and a family man.

He fought against the Death Eaters during the Second Wizarding War and was turned into a werewolf. He has since become a werewolf activist; he has made great strides in securing their rights and altering public opinion. He funds a non-profit organization dedicated to the cause.

He had previously indicated that he was not interested in becoming the Minister of Magic. It was expected that he was going to allow Moira Magda, his political ally and coworker, to become Minister. However, his plans seem to have changed and he is poised to assume the position if his party wins the upcoming election.