Characters at Hogwarts


Students –

Harry James Potter –

Harry Potter is a famous wizard because of the lightning scar on his forehead. He received the scar from Lord Voldemort who killed his parents, Lily and James Potter when he was just a baby. Ancient magic and a prophecy however, meant he could not be killed, but was marked out as Voldemort's equal. He lived for his first sixteen years with his Aunt Petunia (his mother's sister), Uncle Vernon and his cousin Dudley at 4 Privet Drive. Harry hated it there and they hated Harry been there. He was protcted from Voldemort there until he became of age at 17, as long as he could class it as his home. It did not stop two Dementors however, showing up in Little Whinging and attacking Harry and his cousin.

He is best friends with Ron and Hermione and had an owl called Hedwig, who sadly was killed by a Death Eater on his flight from 4 Privet Drive. He attended Hogwarts for six years, missing his seventh year to concentrate on destroying Voldemort. He was in Gryffindor house, where he was the Seeker for their Quidditch team, and also Team Captain in his 6th year. He was the youngest ever Seeker in over 100 years and also was one of the champions for the Tri-wizard Tournament. He achieved 7 OWLS, with an Outstanding in Defence Against the Dark Arts. He failed Histroy of Magic and Divination though.

He also had a godfather Sirius, who was killed whilst serving in the Order, but he inherited all of Sirius' possessions. This included 12 Grimmauld Place and the house elf, Kreacher. His birthday is 31st July. Harry had early romantic feelings for Cho Chang and the two briefly "dated." He finally realised his feelings for Ginny Weasley in his 6th year, and they briefly went out. However, he ended it because he did not want Ginny to be used againnst him by Voldemort. The two however, ended up marrying, and had three children - James, Albus Severus, and Lily.

Harry looks like his father James, apart from having his mother's green eyes, as he is constantly told. His patronus takes the form of a stag after his father's form of animagus. He considers himself to be Dumbledore's man through-and-through, even more so, after Dumbledore's death, and Dumbledore describes Harry as 'selfless' for his bravery against Voldemort.

Ronald Bilius Weasley –

Ron Weasley has bright red hair and freckles like all the other Weasley's. He is very tall. He is Harry's best friend along with Hermione. He lives at The Burrow. His favourite Quidditch team is the Chudley Cannons. He is in Gryffindor too and was made the new Gryffindor Keeper in his fifth year, as well as Prefect. Ron was often jealous of Harry's fame and often feels ashamed because his family is poor, but seems to have grown out of this. He had a rat called Scabbers, who turned out to be Wormtail, and now has an owl called Pigwidgeon or Pig for short. His birthday is 1st March. He went out with Lavender Brown, but he still has strong feelings for Hermione. He also achieved 7 OWLS and failed History of Magic and Divination. In the 7th book, Ron's leadership qualities began to flourish, and he admitted his love to Hermione. The two married and had two children - Rose and Hugo.

Hermione Jean Granger –

Hermione Granger was the best student in her year at Hogwarts. There's not an answer that she doesn't know. She achieved 11 OWLS, all Outstanding except for one. She is best friends with Ron and Harry and has a cat called Crookshanks. She was in Gryffindor house with Harry and Ron and was also a Prefect. Hermione became more relaxed when she became friends with Harry and Ron. She became politically correct in her fourth year at Hogwarts, starting a campaign called SPEW over the treatment of house elves. She dated Viktor Krum, international Quidditch player and kept in contact with him by writing letters. However, her real love is Ron Weasley, as she was very upset when he began to date Lavender Brown. Her birthday is September 19th. Hermione is labelled as one of the most intelligent witches around, but she is often ver narrow-minded. She married Ron and they have two children.

Ginerva Molly Weasley –

The only daughter in the Weasley family, who has always been an admirer of Harry. She was captured by Tom Riddle (see Chamber of Secrets) but was rescued by Harry so looks up to him as a hero. She has a soft spot for all animals and is one of the kindest people around agreeing to go to the Yule Ball with Neville as Hermione turned him down. She is in the year below Harry, Ron and Hermione at Hogwarts and has wanted to go there since her eldest brother Bill first began there. She dated Michael Corner and was seeing Dean Thomas. Harry finally realised his feelings for Ginny, but they broke up when he relaised he has to go after Voldemort alone. She was understanding though, as it is probably one of the reasons that she likes him. Harry lkes her because she is tough and not weepy from having six brothers! She has played both Chaser and Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team, and is regarded as a very popular, pretty and entertaining girl. She has a pygmy puff named Arnold. Ginny and Harry married, and they now have three children.

Draco Malfoy –

Draco is the son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy and all of the Malfoy's have been in Slytherin. They were the first to come back to the other side when Lord Voldemort lost power, claiming that they had been brainwashed. He and Harry were worst enemies. His best friends at school were Crabbe and Goyle. He was a nasty piece of work in his earlier years at school, who only believed in pure wizard families. There were times that Malfoy paid dearly for this attitude, like when Professor Moody turned him into a bouncing white ferret. Malfoy is spoilt rotten by his parents, who are a very rich and old family, and live at Malfoy Manor. He was Seeker for the Slyterin Quidditch team and was also a school Prefect. Draco was given the task of killing Albus Dumbledore by Voldemort, and revealed his more human side by being too scared and afraid to do so. He found comfort in Moaning Myrtle! Draco was later rescued from death twice by Harry, Ron and Hermione, and was frightened of Voldemort when Voldemort's reign of terror began. He is married with one son, Scorpius.

Neville Longbottom –

Neville Longbottom was also in Gryffindor house and is almost a squib. He has a toad called Trevor and is extremely forgetful. Neville was scared stiff of Snape as a student, and lived with his grandma as his parents are in St. Mungo's. His best subject is easily Herbology but with the right teacher, Neville is almost as good in Defence against the Dark Arts. Neville proved he is a strong wizard when fighting against Voldemort. He killed Voldemort's snake Nagini. He now teaches Herbology at Hogwarts.

Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan –

Dean and Seamus shared the dormitory with Harry, Ron and Neville. They are best friends and often feel jealous of Harry and Ron's friendship. They are easily impressed by them, like when Harry and Ron took the two prettiest girls in the year (according to Dean and Seamus) to the Yule Ball and flew the Flying Ford Anglia at Hogwarts. Seamus is Irish and fell out with Harry because his mother did not believe that Voldemort was back. He is half-blood, whereas Dean is Muggle-born.

Cho Chang -

Cho Chang is a pretty student at Hogwarts who was in Ravenclaw. She was also seeker of their Quidditch team. Harry had a huge crush on Cho but it was too late when he asked her to the Yule Ball, she was going with Cedric Diggory. She became Cedric's girlfriend after the Yule Ball and was very upset when he was murdered. She spent her 6th year at Hogwarts crying constantly and although Harry and Cho kissed under the mistletoe and went on a date, it went badly and she started dating Michael Corner, Ginny's ex-boyfriend. The seventh book alludes that Michael and Cho are still together.

Parvati and Padma Patil -

Parvati and Padma are twins in Harry's year at school. Parvati is a pretty Gryffindor. Her favourite lesson was Divination, where Professor Trelawney favoured her and todl her she had the makings of a Seer. She went with Harry to the Yule Ball. Her twin, Padma was a Ravenclaw Prefect. They were removed from Hogwarts in their 6th year by their parents, due to Voldemort's return.

Lavender Brown -

Lavander was Parvati's best friend in Gryffindor. She too was favoured by Professor Trelawney and her favourite lesson was also Divination. She went out with Ron, but always seemed very jealous of Hermione.

Angelina Johnson, Alicia Spinnet and Katie Bell -

The three girls were all Chasers on the Gryffindor Quidditch team and Angelina was also Captain.

Crabbe and Goyle -

Crabbe and Goyle are Malfoy's sidekicks. It would be surprising if they did have a brain between them. They were both in Slytherin and did everything that Malfoy told them to. They are big because they never stop eating and are equally stupid. Both were Beaters on the Slytherin Quidditch team. Crabbe died in the fight at Hogwarts, killed by his own cursed fire.

Colin and Dennis Creevy -

Colin is one of Harry's biggest fans, along with his younger brother Dennis. Colin followed Harry around everywhere in his first year, taking pictures of him and was fascinated with everything that Harry did. He was also petrified when trying to sneak up to the sick rooms to see Harry. Dennis is two years younger than Colin. They were both in Gryffindor and of Muggle parentage.

Justin Finch-Fletchley -

Justin is in Hufflepuff in Harry's year. He is Muggle-born and was down for Eton before he learnt that he had been chosen for Hogwarts. He made the right decision though and joined the best school around. He suspected Harry of been the Heir of Slytherin and making a snake "attack" him but now they are friends once more and he joined DA that Harry taught.

Luna Lovegood -

Luna is a Ravenclaw in Ginny's year and is sommetimes called "Loony." She has waist-length blonde hair with a permanent surprised look on her face. She lives with her father, who is editor of The Quibbler, in a pepper-pot house as her mother died when she was 9. She joined the DA also and persuaded her dad to print the truth about Harry in his magazine with an article wrote by Rita Skeeter. She classes Harry, Hermione, Ron and Neville as her greatest friends. She is not afraid to believe in things that othrs laugh at, and seems almost happy with her own little world that she inhabits in her head.

Ernie Macmillan -

Ernie is in Harry's year at Hogwarts and was in Hufflepuff. He was a prefect, alongside Hannah Abbout, but also joined DA.

Pansy Parkinson -

Pansy is a Slytherin who is very nasty and hangs around with Draco. She went to the Yule Ball with him and was also a prefect with him. She was always particularly nasty to Hermione.

Romilda Vane-

Romillda Vane is a Gryffindor student who liked Harry in his 6th year. She even stooped to love potions to try and win his affections!

Cormac McLaggen-

McLaggen tried out for the Gryffindor Keeper position, but was unsucessful. He thinks he is a fabulous player at all positions and is quite arragont.

Demelza Robbins, Jimmy Peakes and Ritchie Coote-

Demelza is a Gryffindor Chaser, and Peakes and Coote are the Gryffindor Beaters.



Professor Dumbledore –

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was the head master of Hogwarts, and before that taught Transfiguration. He was considered to be the greatest wizard of modern times. He was famous for the defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, who at one point was his best friend. He defeated Grindelwald in a duel, and took the Elder Wand off him. Dumbledore also discovered the 12 uses of dragon blood and is known for his work on alchemy. He was in Gryffindor at Hogwarts and won every prize going. He was also HeadBoy and Prefect. After Hogwarts, it was his intention to travel the word with best friend Doge, but follwing the death of his mother, and the imprisonment of his father, he became the head of the family, despite his brother Aberforth saying he would look after younger sister Ariana. Ariana was accidentally killed by either Dumbledore, Aberforth or Grindelwald, which Aberforth blamed on Dumbledore, and broke his nose at Ariana's funreal.

He enjoyed chamber music and ten-pin bowling and he had a phoenix called Fawkes. He was the only one that Lord Voldemort was scared of and even the Dementors wouldn't come into Hogwarts whilst he was there. Dumbledore was happy to help Fudge with running the Ministry until Fudge didn't believe that Voldemort had gained his old body back and power. Fudge changed his position on this but he did make it hard for Dumledore. He got him voted out of the Wizengamot, where he was Chief Warlock, and he was also dismissed from the Chairmanship of the International Confederation of Wizards. They tried to take away his Order of Merlin as well, but Dumbledore was reinstated when Fudge believed him. He refused the Minister of Magic position because he was scared of the power he had, and instead dedicated himself to teaching.

Dumbledore has so many memories that he needed to use a Pensieve to store them. He was the creator and leader of the Order of the Phoenix. Dumbledore was supposingly the only wizard that Voldemort was afraid of. However, Dumbledore met his supposed demise at the hands of Snape, although it came to light that DUmbledore was dying from the cursed ring that blackened his hand. He only had a year left to live, and told Snape to kill him when the time was right. He is encased in a white marble tomb at Hogwarts, and had lived for more than 150 years. During those 150 years, Dumbledore was a very shrewd and accurate guesser, understanding magic and life more than anyone else in the world.

Hagrid –

Rubeus Hagrid is the gamekeeper at Hogwarts. He also teaches Care of Magical Creatures. He was a pupil of Hogwarts until he was expelled in his third year. They all thought that he unleashed the horror of the Chamber of Secrets but it wasn't him. He has a soft spot for unusual creatures and once hatched an illegal dragon that he named Norbert and a 3 headed dog called Fluffy. He lives in a hut in the Hogwarts grounds and has a boarhound called Fang. He is a half-giant and has recently discovered that he has a half-brother called Grawp, who he brought back to Hogwarts with him. Hagrid has always been loyal to Harry and Dumbledore.

Professor Minerva McGonagall –

Professor McGonagall is the head of Gryffindor house and teaches Transfiguration. She is strict and has no favourite students; she treats them all equal. Sometimes though she can be nice such as when she lets Harry off for flying when he shouldn’t be and instead let him join the Quidditch team. She always her hair in a tight bun and is called Minerva! She is about 70 years old and has been teaching at Hogwarts for the past 39. She is a member of the Order.

Professor Severus Snape –

Snape is often described as having greasy black hair and a hooked nose. He could turn into a bat. Snape was in the same year at Hogwarts as James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and Lily Evans. He was a few years below Lucius Malfoy. He seemed to hate Harry just as he hated Harry's dad, James and his friends, as they were always taunting him and calling him Snivellus. The truth was he was in love with Lily Evans, who he had known from childhood, and she had been his best friend until he accidentally called her a 'Mudblood' after been taunted by James and co. He was the head of Slytherin and taught Potions. He kept hoping to get the Defence Against the Dark Arts job, and finally was given the placement in Harry's 6th year. He was then made head master under Voldermort's control.

Snape can be evil and was once a Death Eater but Dumbledore has always claimed that he is now good. He seems to have a double-agent role in trying to stop Voldemort. Snape is 35, the same age as Harry's parents, Sirius, Lupin and Wormtail. He was in Slytherin whilst he was a pupil at Hogwarts and taught there since the Potter's death. However, it seems that Snape was working for Voldemort all along, as he killed Dumbledore at the top of the Astronomy tower. However, this was planned between the two, and Snape has always been on the side of good. He was skilled at hiding his true nature to Voldemort, and Voldemort considered him his right-hand man until the end. Voldemort however, killed Snape to gain the Elder wand off him. Snape's last act was to give Harry his memories to reveal the truth about himself once and for all. It seems Dumbledore had been right to trust Snape all along.

Madam Pince - 

She's the Hogwarts librarian (first name Irma) and strict about having a quiet library. Any who does make noise would be quite possibly kicked out. No one in allowed in her restricted area without a note and then she is adamant whether to let them in or not. Food is not allowed in the library either. It is rumoured that she is seeing Filch.

Professor Binns –

Professor Binns is the only ghost teacher at Hogwarts. He teaches History of Magic and many find his lessons extremely dull and boring, with many students falling asleep!

Professor Sprout –

Sprout is the head of Hufflepuff and she teaches Herbology in the greenhouses. She is partial to pink earmuffs and loves to work with wizarding nature.

Madam Pomona Pomfrey –

Madam Pomfrey looks after anyone who is ill at Hogwarts and can be very strict when it comes to bed rest and taking your medicine. She is also not keen for visitors to come and visit the patients in the hospital wing!

Professor Filius Flitwick –

Professor Flitwick is a small man who teaches Charms. He can get over-excited like when he realised that he would be teaching Harry and when he taught the class, Cheering Charms!

Professor Sinistra -

Professor Sinistra is the Astronomy teacher at Hogwarts.

Professor Sybill Trelawney –

She teaches Divination in the highest tower at Hogwarts. She has made two predictions that have turned out correct at her time at Hogwarts, one during her job interview. Both were about the Dark Lord. She got hired because of her prediciton and has taught at Hogwarts sixteen years. Most of her predictions though are rubbish and she favours those who she claims has the inward eye. She is very superstitious. She is the great-great-grandaughter of celebrated Seer Cassandra Trelawney.

Madam Hooch –

Madam Hooch is the Quidditch teacher and also teaches flying to the first years. She is very passionate about it but does not like people who break the rules or play unfairly.

Filch and Mrs. Norris –

Filch is the caretaker for Hogwarts. He is a mean tempered old man who shouts at the students and gives them detentions. He's a squib. He has a cat called Mrs. Norris who's always on the lookout for students doing wrong. He wnated the old punishments and was nearly allowed to start whipping students under Professor Umbridge's instructions.

Professor Umbridge -

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Professor Grubbly-Plank -

Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank substituted for Hagrid in Harry's fourth year and continued to teach them at the start of the fifth. Her lessons were much more safe than Hagrids' and was favoured by some over him.

Professor Horace Slughorn -

Slughorn agreed to come out of retirement to teach Potions once again at Hogwarts in Harry's 6th year. He favours those students with high-powered connections or considerable talent, and reformed the 'Slug Club' on his return to Hogwarts. He resembles a small, round walrus. He was head of Slytherin when he was previously at Hogwarts, and regained the position after Snape's departure. He was also the one who taught Voldemort all he needed to know about how to become immortal.

Professor Charity Burbage -

Burbage was the Muggle Studies teacher at Hogwarts, who was tortued and killed by Voldemort personally because of her subject and her promotion of Muggle Rights.


Ghosts, Portraits, Grounds and Deceased–

Dobby and Winky -

Dobby was the Malfoy's house-elf who was set free because of Harry. Dobby didn't mind though as he loves his freedom and also loves socks! He is an odd creature who is besotted with Harry and is loyal to him. He is currently the head house-elf of Hogwarts and is the only one who wants to be paid. Dobby was killed by Bellatrix's knife after rescuing Harry and co. from Malfoy Manor. Harry was deeply saddened by his loss and buried Dobby manually, not magically. Dobby is laid to rest at Shell Cottage, as a free elf.

Winky was Barty Crouch's house-elf who he dismissed because she was found with Harry's wand that had just conjured up the death mark. It was not her though, it was Crouch's son, who had been sneaked out of Azkaban, who she was looking after. She now works at Hogwarts but won't be paid and she pines for her old life.

Peeves –

Peeves is a poltergeist who goes around the school making havoc for all the students and teachers at Hogwarts. He is a very bright and vibrant ghost who enjoys mischief immensely. The only people who can truly control him are Dumbledore and the Bloody Baron. He does though show some respect for the teachers at Hogwarts.

Moaning Myrtle -

The first ever victim of the Chamber of Secrets about 50  years ago. She haunts a girl's bathroom and is extremely unpopular with both students and ghosts. She has got better though and has helped Harry with the Tri-wizard Tournament. It seems that she has also developed a crush on him! Myrtle came back to haunt a girl called Olive, who teased her about her glasses. After stalking, Olive continuously, she was made to stay in the castle grounds.

Nearly Headless Nick –

Nearly Headless Nick is a ghost who got nearly beheaded but he died before they could chop it off completely. He's friends with Harry, Ron and Hermione and is the Gryffindor ghost. It has been 501 years since he was murdered and the thing Nick misses most about life is food. He chose not to go death when he died, so does not know the secrets of it.

Bloody Baron –

The Bloody Baron is the Slytherin ghost and the other ghosts are scared of him, the students, and even some of the teachers. We do not know why he is covered in blood and nobody dare ask him. The Grey Lady revealed however, that the Baron was in love with her, but when she refused him, he killed her. He felt guilty and killed himself, choosing to wear chains and remain as a ghost out of guilt.

Friar –

The friar is the ghost for Hufflepuff house, who holds meetings to try and get rid of Peeves.

The Grey Lady –

The Grey Lady is the ghost for Ravenclaw house, and is called Helena. She was the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw herself, but was jealous of her mother's intelligence, and stole her diadem. She was killed by the Bloody Baron, who was sen by her mother to find her.

Fat Lady - 

She's the portrait guarding the dormitories of Gryffindor. She won't let anyone enter without the correct password as she proved when facing Sirius Black but she paid dearly for that with her canvas all been ripped and torn.

Violet -

Violet is a friend of the Fat Lady's and can often be found at the entrance of the Gryffindor dormitories and common rooms talking to the Fat Lady in her portrait.

Sir Cadogan -

Sir Cadogan is an annoying mad knight portrait who replaced the Fat Lady when Sirius Black attacked her. He kept making up silly passwords and kept challenging people with duels. He sees everything, as been a quest. 

Phineas Nigellus -

He is Sirius' great-great-grandfather and was a Hogwart's headmaster; the least popular one. he is important though and has his portait in several places meaning he can travel about them to spy for Dumbledore.

Hedwig, Crookshanks, Pig, Fang and Buckbeak-

Hedwig was Harry's owl. Hagrid bought him for Harry for his 11th birthday. She was very unusual as she was a white owl and those are rare in Britain. She was faithful to Harry, but used to get annoyed when she was cooped up in her cage at 4 Privet Drive. Hedwig was killed by Death Eaters.

Crookshanks is Hermione's ginger cat who can sense evil in others.

Pig is Ron's owl that was given to him by Sirius. He's a mad owl and likes to zoom around and show off.

Fang is Hagrid's boarhound that lives in his hut with them. Although he may appear quite fearsome, he is a big softy, just like Hagrid.

Buckbeak was Hagrid's hippogriff, but was wrongly convicted, and sent for executed. Using the timeturner, he was rescued by Harry and Hermione, and they gave him to Sirius to escape the Dementors. Harry inherited Buckbeak back after Sirius' death, but gave him to Hagrid to look after. They rechristend him Witherwings.

Cedric Diggory -

Cedric was tall, handsome, a prefect, intelligent, nice and good at Quidditch. He was Hufflepuff's captain and seeker. He competed with Harry over many things such as Quidditch, Cho Chang and the Tri-wizard Tournament, losing at only the last. Harry had won the trophy because he had stopped to save Cedric's life and they both picked it up, unaware it was a Portkey. Cedric was killed instantaneously by Avada Kedavra and asked Harry to return his body back to his parent's in the form of an echo.

Professor Quirrell -

Quirrell was a nervous man who taught Defence against the Dark Arts in Harry's first year. He was the servant of Lord Voldemort who died when Harry faced him on the third floor when he went to stop him getting the Philosopher's Stone. 

Firenze -

Firenze is a centaur that lived in the Forbidden Forest. He saved Harry in his first year at Hogwarts after he came face to face with Voldemort. He has now been shunned by his herd because he took over from Trelawney when Umbridge fired her. He shares the role with Trelawney, now that Dumbledore has reappointed her.

Aragog -

Aragaog is the giant spider who also lived in the Forest. Hagrid hatched him in the school fifty years ago and he was believed to be the horror from the Chamber of Secrets. He is a giant spider and although will not touch Hagrid, will eat any others, along with his children, who wander into his midst. Aragog got sick however, and died. He is now buried underneath Hagrid's pumpkin patch.

Grawp -

Grawp is Hagrid's half-brother and stands at about 16 feet tall. Hagrid brought him back from the mountains and kept him hidden in the Forest, where he tried to learn him English. He missed Hagrid when he had to run from the Ministry and came looking for him in the Forest, rescuing Harry and Hermione in the process. Grawp has been moved to live in a cave in the mountians, and has developed quite well since his arrival.