* To learn and practice magical methods of self-defence
* Resistance against
Death Eater activities in
Order of the Phoenix
Ministry of Magic
Ministry of Magic (indirectly)
DUMBLEDORE\'S ARMY (or D.A. for short) is a fictional student
J. K. Rowling 's
Harry Potter series that is founded
by the main characters,
Harry Potter ,
Ron Weasley and Hermione
Granger , to stand up against the regime of
Hogwarts High Inquisitor
Dolores Umbridge , as well as to learn practical Defence Against the
Dark Arts . It was founded in the fifth book,
Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix .
* 1 History
* 2 Members
* 2.1 Hannah Abbott
* 2.2 Katie Bell
* 2.3 Susan Bones
* 2.4 Terry Boot
* 2.5 Lavender Brown
* 2.6 Cho Chang
* 2.7 Michael Corner
* 2.8 Colin and Dennis Creevey
* 2.10 Justin Finch-Fletchley
* 2.11 Seamus Finnigan
* 2.12 Anthony Goldstein
* 2.14 Lee Jordan
* 2.16 Luna Lovegood
* 2.17 Ernie Macmillan
* 2.18 Padma
* 2.19 Parvati
* 2.20 Zacharias Smith
* 2.21 Alicia Spinnet
* 2.22 Dean Thomas
* 2.23 Fred and George Weasley
* 3 Impact in the real world
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , the new Defence
Against the Dark Arts professor, Dolores Umbridge, chooses to teach
only the basic theoretical principles of the subject in her classes
instead of practical applications, due to Minister for Magic Cornelius
Fudge 's erroneous fear that
Albus Dumbledore is preparing to assemble
a student army to overthrow him. This theory-only approach is widely
unpopular among the students, especially those characters like Harry,
who are in their fifth year and have to take their
O.W.L. exams on the
subject later in the year. Harry also believes that lack of practical
experience makes them more vulnerable to
Lord Voldemort 's forces,
though the Ministry staunchly refuses to accept that Lord Voldemort
has returned. This prompts Hermione to suggest founding a student
group where Harry would teach practical Defence Against the Dark Arts.
Dolores Umbridge learns about the project, she bans all
unapproved student organisations, so meetings are secretly held in the
Room of Requirement
Room of Requirement and announced to members through the use of
enchanted fake Galleons created by Hermione. Cho Chang suggests the
"Defence Association", shortened to "D.A.", as the official name for
the group, but
Ginny Weasley 's suggestion of "Dumbledore's Army", to
mock the Ministry's paranoia and to show the group's loyalty to
Dumbledore, is chosen.
Marietta Edgecombe (Cho herself in the film) betrays the
Umbridge while under the influence of the truth potion
Veritaserum , and to prevent Harry's expulsion and the incrimination
of other members, Dumbledore claims responsibility for organising the
group, then escapes when Ministry officials attempt to arrest him.
Though the D.A. stops meeting following these events, three members
— Ginny, Neville and Luna — join Harry, Ron and Hermione in the
battle in the
Department of Mysteries towards the end of the fifth
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , Neville and Luna are
distraught due to the fact that the D.A. no longer exists. When
Hogwarts is invaded by Death Eaters, they are among the members who
join the Order of the Phoenix in the ensuing battle.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , with Harry, Ron and
Hermione absent from Hogwarts, Neville, Ginny and Luna begin a covert
rebellion against new headmaster
Severus Snape by reactivating the
D.A. However, Luna is abducted and Ginny leaves school, leaving
Neville as the D.A.'s leader. Neville tells Harry that most of the
D.A.'s activity ceased shortly after Michael Corner was tortured by
Death Eater siblings
Alecto and Amycus Carrow for trying to rescue a
first-year boy from imprisonment. The group thereafter hide from the
Death Eaters in the Room of Requirement, using a secret passage to the
Hog's Head to find food. The D.A. believed that if Harry returned he'd
lead them in a revolution against Snape and the Carrows and are
disappointed when he initially refuses to let them help. Harry does
lead an impromptu revolt, but only himself, Luna and Professors
McGonagall, Sprout, Flitwick and Slughorn take part in it, with Harry
and Luna taking out the Carrows, and the professors (rallied by
McGonagall and Harry) driving off Snape. In the book's climax, the
D.A. (alongside the Order of the Phoenix ) plays an important role in
the Battle of
Hogwarts , giving Harry enough time to find the
remaining Horcruxes .
In the alternate timeline appearing in
Harry Potter and the Cursed
Child - in which
Voldemort won the Battle of Hogwarts, killed Harry
Potter and instituted a terrible reign of terror - the fugitive Ron
Hermione Granger maintain the last remnants of
Dumbledore's Army. Twenty years later, they still wage hopeless
resistance against the all-powerful Voldemort, clandestinely helped by
Severus Snape - in this reality still alive and still teaching at
Hogwarts. Eventually, these remnants of
Dumbledore's Army sacrifice
themselves to cover the escape of
Scorpius Malfoy and let him restore
the timeline where
Harry Potter won.
HANNAH ABBOTT is a Hufflepuff student in Harry's year, first
mentioned during the sorting of
Harry Potter and the Philosopher\'s
Stone , and described as "pink-faced" with blonde hair worn in
pigtails . In
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets , she is
initially sceptical of housemate Ernie Macmillan's belief that Harry
was the Heir of Slytherin, and in Goblet of Fire, she sports a
Cedric Diggory " badge during the Triwizard Tournament
because she and other Hufflepuffs initially believe Harry had stolen
their housemate's glory, although she remains on good terms with
Harry, Ron and Hermione. In Order of the Phoenix, Hannah is named a
Hufflepuff prefect and joins
Dumbledore's Army (D.A.), yet she also
appears to be rather highly strung: she suffers a nervous breakdown
because she feels she is too stupid to take her upcoming
and has to be given a Calming Draught. She is among the six D.A.
members who prevent
Draco Malfoy , Crabbe, and Goyle from ambushing
Harry aboard the
Hogwarts Express at the end of the term.
In Half-Blood Prince, Hannah leaves
Hogwarts after her mother is
murdered by Death Eaters, but she returns in the series finale, Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows , to take part in the Battle of
Hogwarts: she, Fred Weasley, and Lee Jordan are seen standing guard
together over a secret passage, while Harry later saves her and Seamus
Finnigan from one of Voldemort's curses with a Shield Charm, allowing
them to join the fight in the Great Hall. The adult Hannah becomes the
landlady of The Leaky Cauldron , and has married Neville Longbottom.
Charlotte Skeoch played Hannah in the film adaptations of Chamber of
Goblet of Fire , and voiced the character in the Order of
the Phoenix video game. Louisa Warren voiced Hannah in Part 2 of the
Deathly Hallows games and played her in the background of Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and of
Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows – Part 2 .
KATIE BELL is a Gryffindor student who joins the
Quidditch team in
her second year (Harry's first) as a Chaser, and joins Dumbledore's
Army in her sixth year. In Half-Blood Prince, she is the last
remaining member of the original Gryffindor squad that was helmed by
Oliver Wood (apart from Harry), and she advises Harry not to
discriminate in favour of old players like her, but to hold trials for
all. She nonetheless succeeds in retaining her spot as Chaser
Ginny Weasley and Demelza Robins.
In Half-Blood Prince, Malfoy secretly attempts to use Katie to
deliver a fatally-cursed necklace to Dumbledore. Madam Rosmerta , whom
he has placed under the Imperius Curse, herself puts Katie under the
Imperius Curse, in the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade, in order to
deliver it. Whilst arguing about the package with her friend Leanne,
Katie ends up accidentally touching the necklace through the torn
package and is badly cursed. Though she only touches it with a minute
amount of skin due to a small hole in her glove, she is nonetheless
hospitalised for several months in St Mungo\'s , and is temporarily
replaced by Dean Thomas on the Gryffindor team. Katie returns fully
healed to participate in Gryffindor's
Quidditch Cup final win over
Ravenclaw. In Deathly Hallows, she reunites with Oliver, Alicia and
Angelina to assist the D.A. in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Katie was portrayed by Emily Dale in a non-speaking part in the first
two films. She featured in an expanded role in Half-Blood Prince and a
brief appearance in Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Deathly Hallows –
Part 2, in which she was played by
Georgina Leonidas , who also voiced
the character in the Half-Blood Prince video game adaptation .
SUSAN BONES is a Hufflepuff student in Harry's year who wears her
hair in a long plait down her back. She is sorted in
Harry Potter and
the Philosopher\'s Stone , but is not mentioned again in the series
until Order of the Phoenix, in which she attends the initial D.A.
meeting in the Hog's Head, expresses curiosity over whether Harry
could produce a corporeal Patronus, and reveals to Harry that her aunt
Amelia Bones , a high-ranking member of the
Wizengamot who had
presided at Harry's trial before the term. Following the break-out of
Death Eaters from
Azkaban prison, including those who murdered
her uncle Edgar and his family, Susan becomes a subject of unwanted
notoriety among her fellow students, and she tells Harry that she
understood how he felt. She is also part of the group of D.A. members
who prevent Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle from ambushing Harry aboard the
Hogwarts Express at the end of the year. Susan's last appearance in
the series is in Half-Blood Prince, when she accidentally Splinches
herself during an Apparition lesson. Though her leg is successfully
reattached, the incident leaves her somewhat shaken.
Eleanor Columbus (daughter of director Chris Columbus ) portrayed
Susan in a non-speaking role in the first two films, but she has a
speaking role in the video games. Emma-Jayne Corboz played her in the
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and of
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 .
TERRY BOOT is a Ravenclaw student in Harry's year who is close
friends with housemates Michael Corner and Anthony Goldstein. In Order
of the Phoenix, Terry becomes a member of
Dumbledore's Army at the
first meeting at the Hog's Head. After one D.A. meeting in the Room of
Requirement, Terry is impressed by Hermione's charmed
communication-device Galleons distributed among the members, as well
as her ability to perform the
N.E.W.T. -level Protean Charm. He is
among the six D.A. members who assist Harry when Malfoy, Crabbe and
Goyle attempt to ambush him aboard the
Hogwarts Express at the end of
the term. In Half-Blood Prince, Terry appears in
Horace Slughorn 's
Advanced Potions class, and is physically punished by the Carrows in
his seventh year after shouting an announcement in the Great Hall
about Harry, Ron, and Hermione's
Gringotts break-in and their escape
on a dragon. He is among the D.A. members who seek refuge in the Room
of Requirement prior to Harry's return to Hogwarts, and he provides
Harry with an explanation of Ravenclaw\'s diadem .
Terry did not appear in any of the films, but was included in the
Order of the Phoenix video game.
LAVENDER BROWN is a Gryffindor student in Harry's year. She is a
close friend of housemate Parvati Patil; they seem to enjoy the same
classes, especially Divination , and share many common interests. The
two also seem to have a reasonably close relationship with Professor
Trelawney , comforting and supporting her in her various crises.
Lavender is one of the few students who help round up the Blast-Ended
Skrewts after a disastrous Care of Magical Creatures class, and she
Yule Ball with Seamus Finnigan in their fourth year. She
initially believes the Ministry's smear campaign against Harry, but is
among the original members of Dumbledore's Army.
In Half-Blood Prince, Lavender becomes Ron's first girlfriend for
several months; he relishes the opportunity to make Hermione jealous
and prove that he can "snog" or kiss people whenever he wants. It
becomes increasingly evident that Ron is not particularly enamoured
with Lavender and actually finds her irritating. Lavender becomes
jealous of Ron's friendship with Hermione, and finally splits up with
him when she sees them leaving Harry's dormitory together, as she is
under the impression that they had been alone together, not realising
Harry was there under his Invisibility Cloak. In Deathly Hallows,
during the battle for Hogwarts, Lavender is attacked by Fenrir
Greyback ; she dies in the film , whereas in the book she is saved by
a crystal ball hurled by Professor Trelawney.
Kathleen Cauley portrayed Lavender in a non-speaking cameo of Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets . Jennifer Smith portrayed Lavender
in a brief, non-speaking role in Prisoner of
Azkaban . Jessie Cave
played the character in a larger role in Half-Blood Prince and Deathly
Hallows – Part 1 and also briefly in Deathly Hallows – Part 2 .
CHO CHANG is a Ravenclaw student one year above Harry, and plays
Seeker for the Ravenclaw
Quidditch team. During the formation of
Dumbledore's Army, Cho's parents wish her not to take part in any
anti-Ministry relations. She is best known for being Harry's first
love interest, is described as being "very pretty" with long dark hair
and is frequently accompanied by a group of giggling Ravenclaw girls.
In Goblet of Fire, Harry's crush on Cho intensifies and he works up
the courage to ask her out to the Yule Ball, but Cho apologises and
replies that she had previously accepted
Cedric Diggory 's offer,
leaving Harry to ignore his own date, Parvati Patil, and jealously
obsess about the couple for nearly the entire length of the ball.
Nonetheless, Cho is still kind to Harry, much to his relief, and she
refuses to wear one of Malfoy's "Potter Stinks" badges. She and Cedric
maintain their relationship until his murder by Peter Pettigrew during
the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament.
Cho is one of the first students to believe Harry's declaration of
Voldemort's return in Order of the Phoenix, and when invited by
Hermione to join the D.A., she joins because she is determined to
Voldemort and avenge Cedric's murder. Cho initiates a
kiss with Harry after the last D.A. session before the Christmas
holidays; much to Ron's amusement, Harry describes the kiss as "wet,"
but then explains that Cho was crying. Harry and Cho go out on a date
on Valentine\'s Day , but her sustained grief over Cedric's death, her
jealousy over Harry's friendship with Hermione, and Harry's lack of
knowledge about girls all make for a miserable experience. Their
relationship is damaged after the outing, and it ends permanently when
Dumbledore's Army is exposed following
Marietta Edgecombe 's betrayal
of the group to Umbridge. Cho defends her friend's actions by saying
that Marietta simply made a mistake, and labels Hermione's secret
anti-treachery jinxing of the group's list of names a "dirty trick".
On the train back to King's Cross, Ginny reveals that Cho was now
seeing Michael Corner.
In the series finale, Cho demonstrates her loyalty to
she returns to join other D.A. members in hiding in the Room of
Requirement prior to engaging in the Battle of Hogwarts; Harry and
Cho, united by a common cause, appear on amicable and friendly terms.
She shares with Harry the little information known about Ravenclaw's
diadem (one of Voldemort's Horcruxes). She offers to escort him to the
Ravenclaw common room to search for clues, but Ginny hurriedly
suggests that Luna take Harry up instead. Rowling said during an
October 2007 book signing that Cho marries a Muggle.
Cho was played by Scottish actress
Katie Leung in the film series
starting from when the character made its debut in the Harry Potter
Goblet of Fire . In Order of the Phoenix , she exposes
Dumbledore's Army to
Umbridge while under the influence of the
Veritaserum potion, as opposed to her friend Marietta in the novel.
MICHAEL CORNER is a Ravenclaw student in Harry's year who is close
friends with housemates Terry Boot and Anthony Goldstein. Michael and
Ginny met and began a fling after the Yule Ball. Michael joins the
D.A. because of his relationship with Ginny. When Michael duels Ginny
during a training session, he does not jinx her, either because he
does not know the spell or wants to avoid cursing his girlfriend.
After Gryffindor defeated Ravenclaw in the
Quidditch Cup final,
Michael expresses his displeasure of the result and the relationship
ends. He then begins seeing the Seeker from his own team, Cho Chang,
fresh from her split with Harry.
In Half-Blood Prince, Michael is one of the few students in Harry's
year to enrol in Slughorn's Advanced Potions class after achieving a
high score on his Potions
O.W.L. In Deathly Hallows, Michael is
tortured by the Carrows for trying to free a first-year boy from
imprisonment during Snape's regime as
Hogwarts headmaster, causing the
D.A. to cease operations prior to Harry's return. He is among the
regrouped members hiding in the
Room of Requirement
Room of Requirement before engaging in
the Battle of Hogwarts, and when Harry attempts to reject the D.A.'s
offer to help him in his mission, he soon relents due to Michael's
protests and those of other members.
COLIN AND DENNIS CREEVEY
COLIN and DENNIS CREEVEY are
Muggle-born Gryffindor students; their
father is a milkman. Colin is one year younger than Harry and is in a
regular state of excitement; he is delighted at the discovery that he
is a wizard, and takes photographs of memorable people, objects and
events to send home to his family. He is also star-struck by Harry and
pursues him regularly to get pictures, but Harry quickly gets tired of
Colin's constant attention. During one of Gryffindor's Quidditch
practices, Colin sits in the stands and repeatedly snaps pictures of
Harry, and inappropriately photographs Ron vomiting slugs after his
curse directed at Malfoy backfires. Ironically, Colin's camera later
proves to be a lifesaver when he attempts to take a picture of the
basilisk , and the camera lens shields him from the creature's direct
and fatal eye contact, and Colin is only Petrified.
Dennis is two years younger than Colin and shares his brother's
near-constant enthusiasm; he can barely contain his excitement about
having fallen out of his boat and into the lake on the way to the
castle and being pushed back in by the resident giant squid. During
the Triwizard Tournament, he and Colin try to rework a stack of
"Potter Stinks" badges into reading "Support Harry Potter," but only
succeed in changing them to "Potter Really Stinks." In Order of the
Phoenix, Dennis joins Colin in the D.A., even though he is a
second-year at the time and therefore prohibited from visiting
Hogsmeade . At one D.A. meeting in the Room of Requirement, their
attempts at the Expelliarmus Charm go awry and result in books flying
off the shelves. After three meetings, Colin managed to master the
Despite being too young to take part in the Battle of Hogwarts, Colin
sneaks back into the castle to participate, and dies in combat. His
body is recovered by Neville and Oliver Wood , and Harry sombrely
notices how small he is in death. It is not stated whether Dennis was
involved in the battle.
Hugh Mitchell played Colin in the film version of Chamber of Secrets,
and voiced the character in the Order of the Phoenix video game.
Dennis never appeared in any of the films. In the Order of the Phoenix
film adaptation , the roles of Colin and Dennis were morphed into a
second-year character named NIGEL WOLPERT, portrayed by William
MARIETTA EDGECOMBE is a Ravenclaw student, with curly reddish-blonde
hair, and is part of Cho Chang's cadre of giggling Ravenclaw
girlfriends; her mother works for the
Floo Network authority in the
Ministry. Marietta reluctantly attends the first D.A. meeting out of
peer pressure from Cho, and, with great reservations, joins the group.
Later in the term, Marietta becomes an informant and betrays the group
to Umbridge, which is not without consequences: the parchment that all
the members signed back at The Hog's Head at the first meeting was
jinxed by Hermione, causing anyone breaking the oath to have purple
pustules spelling the word "SNEAK" to break out across their face.
Umbridge attempts to goad Marietta into revealing more crucial
information, but Marietta is too terrified to show her face or even to
Kingsley Shacklebolt then swiftly and secretly modifies her
memory with an Obliviate Charm. The "SNEAK" resists all remedies -
both magical and medicinal - to remove it, forcing Marietta into
blatant and unsuccessful ploys to conceal it. Rowling revealed in a
chat session after the release of Deathly Hallows that the "SNEAK"
eventually fades, but still leaves a few scars.
In the film adaptation of Order of the Phoenix, Marietta doesn't
appear and her betrayal is instead committed by Cho, under the
influence of the
Veritaserum potion. Marietta's name was seen
alongside those of other D.A. members on the movie's promotional site
and on some official merchandise, but she did not appear in the film.
JUSTIN FINCH-FLETCHLEY is a Hufflepuff student in Harry's year, and a
Muggle born who was originally headed for Eton until he discovered
that he was a wizard at age eleven. He is sorted in Philosopher's
Stone but makes his first proper appearance in Chamber of Secrets, in
which he is threatened by a snake conjured up by Malfoy during
Gilderoy Lockhart 's disastrous Duelling Club. Harry orders the snake
to relent by speaking in
Parseltongue but the other students imagine
that Harry was encouraging the snake to attack. Despite Ernie
Macmillan's subsequent order that he stay in his dormitory, Justin is
later petrified by the Basilisk along with the Gryffindor House ghost
Nearly Headless Nick .
In Goblet of Fire, under the impression that Harry was attempting to
steal fellow Hufflepuff and Triwizard Tournament entrant Cedric
Diggory's glory by entering the competition, Justin and Ernie
temporarily do not talk to Harry. Justin joins
Dumbledore's Army in
his fifth year in Order of the Phoenix. He is also among the group of
D.A. members who successfully defend Harry against Malfoy, Crabbe, and
Goyle aboard the
Hogwarts Express at the end of the term.
Justin was played by
Edward Randell in the film adaptation of Chamber
SEAMUS FINNIGAN is an Irish Gryffindor student in Harry's year who is
described as having sandy hair. He is a huge
Quidditch fan and
supports the Kenmare Kestrels, and is best friends with housemates
Dean Thomas and Lee Jordan. His mother is a witch and his father a
Muggle, who only found out his wife's secret after their marriage;
according to Seamus, it was a "bit of a nasty shock for him".
Seamus is seen in
Goblet of Fire with his mother and Dean attending
Quidditch World Cup. He is one of the few students who help round
up the Blast-Ended Skrewts after a disastrous Care of Magical
Creatures class, and he attends the
Yule Ball with Lavender Brown in
their fourth year. The next year, Seamus is initially influenced by
the Ministry's smear campaign against Harry, and his mother nearly
prevents him from returning to Hogwarts. He and Harry have a major
falling out on the first night of the new term over the Daily
Prophet's allegations that Harry is lying about Voldemort's return,
but he later realises his mistake, offers his apologies to Harry, and
becomes a late addition to the D.A. In Half-Blood Prince, Seamus
refuses to allow his mother to take him home before Dumbledore's
Seamus is first mentioned near the climax of Deathly Hallows as one
of many D.A. members sheltered in the
Room of Requirement
Room of Requirement during
Snape's reign as
Hogwarts headmaster when Harry, Ron, Hermione, and
Neville return from the Hog's Head before the Battle of Hogwarts. He
enthusiastically greets Dean at the entrance, yet his face is bruised
so badly after being punished by the Carrows that Harry initially
fails to recognise him until he speaks. During the battle, he, Luna,
and Ernie help Harry fight the Dementors by conjuring their respective
Patronuses ; Seamus's takes the form of a fox. He is last seen
entering the Great Hall to take part in the final stage of the battle,
when Harry shields him and Hannah Abbott from one of Voldemort's
Devon Murray played Seamus in the
Harry Potter film series and voiced
the character on the eighth game. He has appeared in all eight films,
one of the few characters to do so.
ANTHONY GOLDSTEIN is a Ravenclaw student in Harry's year, and is
close friends with housemates Michael Corner and Terry Boot. His
series debut comes in Order of the Phoenix, in which he becomes a
Ravenclaw prefect, and joins the D.A. after accompanying Michael to
the initial meeting at the Hog's Head. Zacharias Smith's numerous
attempts to disarm Anthony during one D.A. meeting are comically
interrupted by the Weasley twins. Anthony is also one of six D.A.
members who assist Harry against Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle as they
attempt to ambush Harry on the
Hogwarts Express at the end of the
school year. He goes unmentioned in Half-Blood Prince, but returns in
Deathly Hallows as one of many D.A. members holed up in the Room of
Requirement who enthusiastically greet Harry upon his return to
Hogwarts, prior to entering the Battle of Hogwarts.
Anthony never appeared in any of the films, but was included in the
Order of the Phoenix video game.
ANGELINA JOHNSON is a very pretty dark skinned girl with long black
braided hair who is two years older than
Harry Potter . She has been a
Chaser on the Gryffindor
Quidditch team since her second year, and
replaces Oliver Wood as team captain in Harry's fifth year. She proves
to be at least as demanding of her team as Oliver had been, but
attributes her hard-driving attitude to the stress of the job and
regrets having been so hard on Oliver during his stint as captain. In
Goblet of Fire, she unsuccessfully attempts to enter the Triwizard
Tournament and attends the
Yule Ball with Fred. Angelina joined
Dumbledore's Army in her seventh year. At the end of Deathly Hallows,
she returns to
Hogwarts for the final battle.
J.K. Rowling revealed
that after the War she marries George and has two children, a son
called Fred Jr (after George's late twin) and a daughter named
Angelina was portrayed by Danielle Tabor in the first three films.
Tiana Benjamin was recast for the role in Goblet of Fire, and voiced
the character in the Order of the Phoenix video game.
LEE JORDAN is a Gryffindor student two years ahead of Harry, and a
close friend of Fred and George; he is as witty and fun-loving as the
twins and a fellow
Quidditch enthusiast. Lee wears his hair in
dreadlocks and serves as Hogwarts'
Quidditch commentator. Harry first
encounters him at King\'s Cross as he attempts to smuggle a giant
tarantula onto the train. Though Lee is a lively and astute
commentator, he has a tendency to discuss off-topic subjects such as
Harry's Firebolt or his own attraction to Angelina Johnson, his
commentary is clearly biased in favour of his house, and his jovial
tone often turns sarcastic whenever he talks about the Slytherin team.
Lee also habitually swears in frustration whenever an opponent commits
an infraction or scores against Gryffindor, often to the point where a
frustrated Professor McGonagall attempts (unsuccessfully) to take away
In his seventh year, Lee joins the D.A. and helps Fred and George
with testing their merchandise on unsuspecting first years. He also
becomes the only known victim, besides Harry, of Umbridge's detention
Quidditch commentary suffers from lack of enthusiasm after
the twins unexpectedly leave
Hogwarts in the wake of the student
uprising against Umbridge, during which he does his part by levitating
two nifflers through her office window. In Deathly Hallows, Lee
becomes an undercover pirate radio anchor, broadcasting under the
pseudonym of "River " on an anti-
Ministry of Magic
Ministry of Magic radio station
called Potterwatch, which supports the activities of Harry and the
Order of the Phoenix. He and George successfully take down Death Eater
Yaxley in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Luke Youngblood portrayed the character in the first two films and
voiced the character on the fifth video game.
NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM is a pure-blood Gryffindor student in Harry's
year, described as round-faced and "short and plump and blond".
Throughout the series, he is often portrayed as a bumbling,
disorganised character and a rather mediocre student, though he is
highly gifted at Herbology . His parents,
Frank and Alice Longbottom
Frank and Alice Longbottom ,
were prominent Aurors and Order of the Phoenix members until they were
tortured into insanity (with the Cruciatus Curse) by a group of Death
Eaters led by
Bellatrix Lestrange . Neville was subsequently raised by
his paternal grandmother, Augusta . Neville plays a minor role in the
first four books, but Rowling wanted him to perform an act of bravery
in Philosopher's Stone, in which Neville "finds true moral courage in
standing up to his closest friends — the people who are on his side"
towards the climax.
Harry comes to understand Neville on a deeper level when Dumbledore
tells him about the fate of
Frank and Alice Longbottom
Frank and Alice Longbottom . His friends
later find out about it at St Mungo\'s .
According to Rowling, Order of the Phoenix "was a real turning point
for Neville" due to the central role he played in the book. His
magical abilities improve dramatically during D.A. meetings. Neville
participates in the battle in the
Department of Mysteries , in which
he accidentally breaks the prophecy about Harry and Voldemort.
Dumbledore, to whom it was originally made, explains that it concerned
"the Chosen One", a wizard who would have the power to vanquish
Voldemort and who would be born "as the seventh month dies" to
"parents who have defied the Dark Lord thrice"; thus could refer to
either Neville, who was born on 30 July 1980, or Harry, who was born a
day later. This means that Neville could easily have had Harry's
Voldemort chosen to target him instead of Harry. Neville is
also one of the few D.A. members to participate in the battle of the
Astronomy Tower in the climax of Half-Blood Prince.
Hogwarts at the mercy of new headmaster
Severus Snape and Death
Alecto and Amycus Carrow , in Deathly Hallows, Neville
Dumbledore's Army with Ginny and Luna, and spends much of his
seventh year as the group's leader, helping students who are tormented
under the new regime. Neville's bravery is fully revealed here, as he
not only tried to steal the sword of Gryffindor for Harry but also
refused to obey the Carrows' cruel regime. Neville reveals to Harry
that he had been subjected to the Cruciatus Curse by the Carrows as a
result and was forced to go into hiding in the
Room of Requirement
Room of Requirement to
Azkaban or death. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Neville uses
his knowledge of Herbology to help ward off the attackers, and later
helps Oliver Wood carry the body of Colin Creevey. When Voldemort
returns with Harry's apparently lifeless body, Neville breaks free
from the crowd to attack Voldemort. However, he is immobilised by
Voldemort's Full Body-Bind curse , after which the
Sorting Hat is
placed on his head and set on fire. Neville later breaks free of the
curse, pulls Godric Gryffindor\'s sword from the Sorting Hat, and uses
it to decapitate Nagini (on Harry's orders), thus destroying the final
Horcrux. In the ensuing conflict, he assists Ron in defeating Fenrir
In the epilogue of Deathly Hallows, Neville is Herbology professor at
Hogwarts and still good friends with the Potter and Weasley families.
Post-Deathly Hallows, Rowling revealed that Neville married Hannah
Abbott, now the landlady of The Leaky Cauldron, and his students think
it is particularly cool that he lives above the pub.
Neville was played by Yorkshire-born actor Matthew Lewis in the Harry
Potter film series. He has appeared in all eight films.
IGN listed Neville as their sixth top
Harry Potter character, calling
him the "quintessential dimwit-turned-hero". In NextMovie.com's Harry
Potter Mega Poll, Neville was voted as the top character that should
get a spin-off movie or book. Empire listed Neville as their 8th
Harry Potter character.
LUNA LOVEGOOD is a Ravenclaw student one year younger than Harry. She
is described as having straggly waist-length dirty blond hair, grey
eyes and a "permanently surprised look". Rowling has often said that
Luna is the "anti-Hermione ", as Hermione is "inflexible and logical",
as opposed to Luna, who would "believe 10 impossible things before
breakfast". Her father, Xenophilius Lovegood , is the editor-in-chief
The Quibbler , a strange magazine claiming supposedly untrue things
Luna and her father believe. When Luna was 9 years old, her mother
Pandora died while performing spell experiments. Luna witnessed the
accident, which enabled her to see
Thestrals . Luna is at first
socially isolated at school, gaining the nickname "Loony" Lovegood for
her bizarre ways, but she appears to have the rare quality of caring
little about what others think of her, although she sometimes gets
incensed when her outlandish beliefs are challenged.
In Order of the Phoenix, she and her father are among the few who
believe Harry and Dumbledore when they claim that
returned, and even publish an article outlining Harry's side of
events, as opposed to the Ministry-influenced media that tries to
portray Harry as mentally disturbed. Luna also becomes a member of
Dumbledore's Army. Later in the book, she joins Harry, Ron, Hermione,
Ginny, and Neville in the conflict with
Death Eaters at the Department
of Mysteries. In a room in the Dapartment of Mysteries know as the
Death Chamber she can hear voices from the veil along with Harry. The
Hearing of the voices shows the persons degree of believing in the
In Half-Blood Prince, after Luna and Neville are snubbed by some of
Harry's new fans, she observes that Harry is expected to be with
"cooler" people. Harry later invites Luna to Slughorn's Christmas
party. She also does the
Quidditch commentary for Gryffindor's game
against Hufflepuff, a scene that Rowling particularly enjoyed writing,
calling it "blinding inspiration". Later, when
Death Eaters attack
Hogwarts, Luna, Ginny, Neville and Cho Chang are the sole D.A. members
who answer the call to protect Hogwarts.
In Deathly Hallows, Luna and her father attend
Bill Weasley and Fleur
Delacour 's wedding at the Burrow , where she immediately recognises
Harry (who is posing as another Weasley under the effects of Polyjuice
Potion) by way of the expression on his face. She returns to school
for her sixth year, where she and Neville help Ginny secretly revive
the D.A. to oppose Snape's regime as
Hogwarts headmaster. During
Harry's visit to the Lovegood residence along with Ron and Hermione,
the trio notices evidence suggesting that she has been missing for
several weeks. It is then revealed that while travelling home for the
Christmas break on the
Hogwarts Express, Luna was kidnapped in an
effort to prevent her father from publishing information in support of
Harry. Harry, Ron, and Hermione, along with Luna, Dean Thomas,
Griphook, and Mr Ollivander , are captured and held hostage at Malfoy
Manor , but are soon rescued by Dobby , who takes them to safety at
Shell Cottage . When Harry returns to
Hogwarts in search of
Ravenclaw's diadem, Luna helps him enter the Ravenclaw common room to
view a replica of it, then stuns Alecto Carrow when they are
discovered. During the battle, she, Ernie, and Seamus help Harry fight
the Dementors by conjuring their respective Patronuses ; Luna's takes
the form of a silver hare. After Harry's apparent death, Luna ends up
dueling Bellatrix Lestrange, along with Hermione and Ginny, until
Molly Weasley takes over and defeats Bellatrix herself. She is among
the first to congratulate Harry when
Voldemort is defeated and later
helps him get some solitude.
Rowling revealed that, after Hogwarts, Luna pursues a career that is
"the wizarding equivalent" of a naturalist . She also accepted that
some of her father's beliefs were, after all, not so true. She married
a fellow naturalist named Rolf, the grandson of
Newt Scamander . Luna
and Rolf had twin boys, Lorcan and Lysander. After Harry and Ginny
are married, they name their daughter Lily Luna.
Evanna Lynch portrayed Luna in the last four Harry
Potter films, and reprised the role for StarKid productions' A Very
Potter Senior Year .
IGN listed Luna as its 12th top
Harry Potter character, saying that
her looniness made her a "delight". Empire listed Luna as its 10th
Harry Potter character in "The 25 Greatest Harry Potter
ERNIE MACMILLAN is a Hufflepuff student in Harry's year. He is
described simply as a stout boy, occasionally pompous but well-meaning
and is descended from nine consecutive generations of pure-blood
witches and wizards. His series debut is in Chamber of Secrets, in
which Ernie believes that Harry is the Heir of Slytherin and
responsible for the attacks on
Muggle-born students after witnessing
him speaking Parseltongue. However, after Hermione is Petrified, Ernie
realises his mistake and apologises to Harry. In Goblet of Fire, he
wears a "Support Cedric Diggory" badge and again gives Harry the cold
shoulder after Harry enters the Triwizard Tournament, which Ernie
believes is an apparent attempt at further glory, but they once again
become friends after the First Task.
Ernie becomes a Hufflepuff prefect in his fifth year along with
Hannah Abbott, and joins Dumbledore's Army. He is among the few
Hogwarts students who openly side with Harry's and Dumbledore's claims
Voldemort has returned. He deals with the pressure of O.W.L.
exams by studying as much as eight to ten hours a day, and his hard
work and determination pay off as he shows up in Slughorn's Advanced
Potions class in his sixth year. During the climax of Half-Blood
Prince, Ernie emerges from the Hufflepuff common room as Snape, Malfoy
and Harry run down a corridor during the Death Eaters' raid of
Hogwarts; he attempts to ask Harry what was going on, but Harry rushes
past him with no response.
In Deathly Hallows, when McGonagall addresses the students in the
Great Hall about
Voldemort demanding Harry's surrender and the urgent
need to evacuate, Ernie shouts, "And what if we want to stay and
fight?", which rallies the older students to join the Battle of
Hogwarts. During the battle, he, Luna, and Seamus help Harry fight the
Dementors by conjuring their respective Patronuses; Ernie's takes the
form of a boar.
Louis Doyle played Ernie in Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire,
and voiced the character in the video game adaptation of Order of the
PADMA PATIL is a Ravenclaw student in Harry's year, and the twin
sister of Gryffindor student Parvati Patil. While both sisters are
sorted in Philosopher's Stone, Padma is not mentioned again in the
series until Goblet of Fire. Padma attends the
Yule Ball with Ron , at
the urging of Parvati (Harry's date) when Harry begs her to find a
date for Ron. Padma is less than enthusiastic at having Ron for a
partner, since he refuses to dance with her and instead spends the
evening stewing in jealousy over Hermione's date with Viktor Krum .
Padma and Parvati both eventually abandon their uninterested dates and
dance with some Beauxbatons boys, although later in the year Padma is
said to become more interested in Ron after he is taken as Harry's
bait in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament.
In Order of the Phoenix, Padma becomes a Ravenclaw prefect, and joins
Dumbledore's Army along with her sister. They are taken home by their
parents after Dumbledore's death and subsequent funeral at the
conclusion of Half-Blood Prince, but in Deathly Hallows they return to
take part in the Battle of Hogwarts.
In the Cursed Child, an alternate timeline is brought into being due
to Harry's son's Albus Severus Potter distorting reality by using a
Time Turner to travel back in time to the events of Goblet of Fire.
Unintentionally, Albus' interference with the past changes the events
Yule Ball and results in Hermione dropping Viktor Krum. As a
result, Ron's jealously over Hermione is not ignited, he dances many
times with Padma, resulting in a lasting relationship between the two,
marriage and son named Panju. By the end of the story, however, this
timeline is erased, and the history in which Ron married Hermione
restored. It is unknown whom Padma married in that history.
The Patils' names and appearance in the films imply that they are of
Patil is a common Marathi surname in the state of
Maharashtra , India. Rowling originally intended the twins' first
names to begin with "Ma", and on her classlist from
Harry Potter and
Me, their last name was spelled as Patel. Padma is the Sanskrit word
for lotus , an alternate name for the
Lakshmi , the
goddess of prosperity, while Parvati means 'daughter of the
mountains', an alternate name for the
Durga , the
goddess of strength. Together, they form a part of the trinity of the
Hindu goddesses .
Afshan Azad appeared as Padma in the
Harry Potter film series, in
which Padma is in Gryffindor instead of Ravenclaw.
PARVATI PATIL is a Gryffindor student in Harry's year and the twin
sister of Ravenclaw student Padma Patil. Her best friend is Lavender
Brown; they are particularly fond of Trelawney's Divination class, and
share many common interests. In Philosopher's Stone, she sticks up for
the helpless Neville after Malfoy mocks him and steals his Remembrall
during the first-year students' flying class, and is then teased by
Pansy Parkinson , who laughed at Parvati's supposed love for "fat
little crybabies". In Goblet of Fire, when Harry needs a date to the
Yule Ball, he asks Parvati and she accepts. However, her evening is a
disappointment as Harry spends the evening jealously preoccupied with
Cho Chang's date with
Cedric Diggory and disdains dancing with
Parvati; she eventually abandons him to dance with a Beauxbatons boy
whom she then later meets in Hogsmeade.
In her fifth year, Parvati joins
Dumbledore's Army along with her
sister. In Half-Blood Prince, the twins are almost removed from
Hogwarts by their parents, and ultimately do return home after
Dumbledore's death. However, the
Patil twins return to their seventh
year at Hogwarts, and they are first seen in the final book before the
Battle of Hogwarts. Parvati duels with the
Death Eater Travers during
the battle, and attacks
Antonin Dolohov with a Body-Bind Curse after
he attempts to retaliate at Dean for stunning another Death Eater.
Parvati was portrayed by Sitara Shah in Prisoner of Azkaban. Shefali
Chowdhury took over the part for Goblet of Fire, along with the film
and game versions of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince.
"Zacharias Smith" redirects here. For other people with similar
names, see Zachary Smith .
ZACHARIAS SMITH is a Chaser for the Hufflepuff
Quidditch team. Unlike
the majority of his housemates, Zacharias does not appear at all
likeable, and his behaviour irritates most people, especially the
series' main protagonists. He makes his first appearance in the debut
meeting of the D.A. in Order of the Phoenix, but was the most
sceptical of Harry's claims. Hermione later admits to Harry and Ron
that she only invited him because he overheard her talking with Ernie
and Hannah about joining. Later in the year, however, Zacharias is as
eager for more D.A. lessons as the other members.
In Half-Blood Prince, Zacharias is first mentioned as being on the
receiving end of one of Ginny's famed Bat-Bogey Hexes. He also splits
Quidditch match commentary duties with Luna during the term. His
jeering at the Gryffindor team is highly unpopular to the point where
Ginny deliberately crashes into the announcer's pit following
Gryffindor's win over Slytherin. He is not seen again until the day
after Dumbledore's death, when his 'haughty-looking' father escorts
Hogwarts before the funeral, implying that he was not
supportive of Dumbledore and his policies. In Deathly Hallows,
Hogwarts under Snape's rule as headmaster. Before
the Battle of Hogwarts, he is seen pushing past younger students for
the evacuation point rather than staying to fight alongside the D.A.
Nick Shirm briefly appeared as Zacharias in the film adaptation of
Order of the Phoenix , but was not mentioned by name; he was
identified as "Somewhat Doubtful Boy" in the closing credits. Shirm
also voiced the character in the video game adaptation of Order of the
ALICIA SPINNET first joined the Gryffindor
Quidditch team as a
reserve and moves up to the first team the next season (Harry's first
year). Alicia is most often the Chaser who takes penalties when the
other team commits an infraction. In her seventh year, she is jinxed
by Slytherin Keeper Miles Bletchley in the library prior to the
Gryffindor-Slytherin match, causing her eyebrows to grow long enough
that they obstruct her face; Snape deliberately ignores the accounts
of fourteen eyewitnesses, instead passing the incident off as her
errant attempt at a Hair-Thickening Charm. Alicia joined Dumbledore's
Army in her final year, and is not seen in Half-Blood Prince because
she is no longer a student, but returns in the final book to defend
the school in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Alicia was portrayed by Leilah Sutherland in Philosopher\'s Stone ,
and by Rochelle Douglas in Chamber of Secrets.
DEAN THOMAS is a Gryffindor student in Harry's year. He is best
friends with Seamus Finnigan and a football fan, supporting West Ham ,
which leads to his initial confusion over the complexities of
Quidditch. Dean's mother is a
Muggle and his father was a pure blood
wizard who kept his blood status a secret. Dean's father left his
family when Dean was very young in an attempt to protect them against
the Death Eaters, and was slain when he refused to join them. Dean was
subsequently raised by his mother and stepfather, and has several
half-brothers and sisters.
Dean joins the D.A. in his fifth year and also believes Harry and
Dumbledore when they insist that
Voldemort has returned; but, when
Harry and Seamus engage in a heated row over the Daily Prophet's
allegations that Harry had merely fabricated the story, Dean refuses
to take sides. At the end of the term, he begins seeing Ginny Weasley
and temporarily fills in for Katie Bell on the Gryffindor Quidditch
team in Half-Blood Prince after she is hospitalised. The relationship
eventually ends after Ginny becomes annoyed with Dean when she thinks
he tries to help her through
The Fat Lady 's portrait hole. Harry,
though jealous of the relationship from the start, is accidentally
responsible for the split: under the Invisibility Cloak and the
influence of Felix Felicis, he accidentally brushes Ginny as she and
Dean pass through the portrait hole. Ginny thinks that Dean is being
pushy and overprotective, which leads to the fight that ends their
Dean's role is expanded in Deathly Hallows. Unable to prove that he
is actually a half-blood, he does not return to
Hogwarts and goes on
the run from the Ministry, who are rounding up Muggle-borns upon
Voldemort's orders. Harry, Ron, and Hermione first come across him
during their mission as they eavesdrop on his conversation with fellow
runaways Ted Tonks ,
Dirk Cresswell , and the goblins
Gornuk. Snatchers soon viciously attack the group; Dean and Griphook
are the lone survivors but are captured along with Harry, Ron, and
Hermione and taken to Malfoy Manor. They are all rescued by Dobby, who
transports them to Bill and Fleur's
Shell Cottage for protection. Dean
Hogwarts towards the end of the book and fights in the
Battle of Hogwarts, in which he uses a Stunning Spell on an unnamed
Death Eater, and when Dolohov attempts to retaliate against Dean,
Parvati attacks Dolohov with a Body-Bind Curse.
Dean was originally named "Gary" in the original drafts of
Philosopher's Stone. Rowling omitted his physical description ("a
Black boy taller than Ron") from the British version of the book at
her editor's request, but it was included in the American edition. His
backstory was originally expanded in Chamber of Secrets, but she
ultimately cut it due to her inability to work it into the storyline.
Alfred Enoch played Dean in the
Harry Potter film series and voiced
the character in the Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows: Part 1
FRED AND GEORGE WEASLEY
FRED WEASLEY and GEORGE WEASLEY are the fun-loving, and often wise
cracking, but just as often troublemaking twins of the Weasley family.
The two work together making pranks and are addressed as a single unit
as opposed to two individual people. They are so similar that even
their mother and father often have a difficult time telling the two
apart. Born on April Fools\' Day , they first appear in Philosopher's
Stone as third years and are the school clowns and prime
troublemakers, who are more interested in inventing new pranks than
studying. Despite their poor results in their
O.W.L. exams, the twins
are intelligent and proficient wizards capable of sophisticated magic.
In addition, they served as Beaters for the Gryffindor
The pair often come to Harry's assistance throughout the series; in
Chamber of Secrets, they and Ron help him escape his house arrest from
Privet Drive in a flying
Muggle car, and give Harry the Marauder\'s
Map during his third year which was created by Remus Lupin, Sirius
Black, James Potter and Peter Pettigrew whilst the four were in
Hogwarts. In Goblet of Fire, they begin selling novelties under the
name "Weasleys\' Wizard Wheezes ", first testing their merchandise on
impressionable first-years, themselves, and once on Dudley Dursley (an
unwilling participant) in the beginning of the book. Though their
mother wants them to work for the Ministry of Magic, the twins aspire
to own a joke shop, and Harry provides their start-up capital by
donating his winnings from the Triwizard Tournament.
In Order of the Phoenix, the twins, like Harry Potter, are
permanently banned from
Quidditch after a postmatch brawl with Malfoy,
and later eschew the remainder of their seventh year by taking part in
and later, leading a student uprising against Umbridge, during which
they set off a mass of fireworks and conjure up a Portable Swamp in a
corridor before abandoning their education; a small amount of the
swamp is later kept and cordoned off by
Filius Flitwick as a tribute.
In Half-Blood Prince, Fred and George continue to run their joke shop
despite the unrest in Diagon Alley .
In Deathly Hallows, the twins are Order of the Phoenix members and
serve as two of Harry's six decoys when he escapes Privet Drive.
George's ear is permanently severed by a stray Sectumsempra curse from
Severus Snape, who was actually aiming at a Death Eater. Meanwhile,
the twins are forced to abandon their shop due to the Death
Ministry of Magic
Ministry of Magic 's surveillance of the Weasley
family, and instead operate another owl-order business out of their
Great-Aunt Muriel 's house. During this time, one of the twins,
speculated to be Fred, shows up in the pirate radio station
Potterwatch as "Rapier". The twins return to participate in the
Battle of Hogwarts, during which the twins defeat
Pius Thicknesse and
an unidentified Death Eater, but moments later, Fred is killed in an
explosion caused by Augustus Rookwood . Rowling said in an MSNBC
interview that she always knew Fred would be the twin who would die,
though she could not specify a particular reason. She stated in a web
chat after the release of Deathly Hallows that George never fully gets
over Fred's death, but succeeds in turning Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes
into a "money spinner" with Ron, who eventually quits to become an
Auror. Rowling also revealed that, by the time of the epilogue of
Deathly Hallows, George is married to
Angelina Johnson and has two
children, Fred and Roxanne.
Identical twin actors
James and Oliver Phelps played Fred and George
respectively in the
Harry Potter film series.
Fred and George were listed by
IGN as eleventh top Harry Potter
characters, saying that "taking umbrage at
Umbridge and leaving
Hogwarts with a bang in Order of The Phoenix showed us that these two
weren't just goofy side splitters; they were brave and valiant freedom
GINEVRA MOLLY "GINNY" WEASLEY is the youngest of the seven Weasley
children and the first girl to be born into the Weasley family for
several generations. Ginny is introduced in The Philosopher's Stone,
in which she appears when Harry and four of her brothers leave for
Hogwarts, and when she excitedly catches a glimpse of Harry upon his
return at the end of the term.
Ginny is a first-year in
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in
which she develops a crush on Harry and is sorted into Gryffindor. In
the climax, it is revealed that she opened the Chamber of Secrets, and
Muggle-born students while being possessed by Tom
Lord Voldemort 's) old school diary, which Lucius Malfoy had
slipped into her cauldron in Flourish and Blotts prior to the term.
She has little involvement in Prisoner of
Azkaban , though she is
Hogwarts throughout the book. In
Goblet of Fire , her role
was larger as she attends the
Yule Ball with
Neville Longbottom and
can be seen in background appearances.
In Order of the Phoenix, Ginny has "given up on Harry months ago"
(though this is merely a ruse as Hermione advised her to pretend to
not be as interested in Harry and go out with a few other boys so
Harry would eventually notice her), and has a boyfriend, Michael
Corner, whom she met at the Yule Ball. George Weasley also mentions
how talented she is at performing Bat-Bogey Hexes. When Umbridge
punishes Harry with a "lifetime"
Quidditch ban, Ginny replaces him as
Gryffindor Seeker. She joins
Dumbledore's Army and is one of five
members who accompany Harry in his attempt to rescue
Sirius Black from
Department of Mysteries . During the last part of the book, Ginny
breaks up with Michael due to his sulking over Ravenclaw losing the
Quidditch Cup final to Gryffindor, and replaces him with Dean Thomas.
Towards the end of this book, Ginny participates in the battle inside
the Ministry of Magic, but is forced to quit due to a broken left
In Half-Blood Prince, after she casts the Bat-Bogey Hex on Zacharias
Smith, Professor Slughorn respects her magical abilities enough to
invite her to join his "Slug Club". Ginny becomes a permanent member
of the Gryffindor
Quidditch team as Chaser, and substitutes for Harry
as Seeker when Snape puts him in detention during the
final. After witnessing Ginny kissing Dean in an empty corridor, Harry
has an angry internal reaction, which surprises him, and, upon
reflection, he realises his attraction to Ginny. Since Ron vocally
objects to Dean going out with his sister, Harry fears his reaction
would be the same with him. Ginny's relationship with Dean ends
altogether in April following an accidental nudge from Harry under the
Felix Felicis , which Ginny interprets as Dean
unnecessarily trying to help her through the portrait hole. Ginny and
Harry share their first kiss after Gryffindor again wins the Quidditch
Cup over Ravenclaw, thus initiating their relationship. After
Dumbledore's death, however, Harry decides to end their relationship
as he fears his love for Ginny would place her in danger.
Propelled by the revelation that Harry, Ron, and Hermione are leaving
to seek the remaining Horcruxes in Deathly Hallows, Ginny kisses Harry
in her bedroom, and they realise that they both still love each other.
She returns to
Hogwarts for her sixth year, where she works with
Neville and Luna on reuniting Dumbledore's Army. As Ron is on the run
with Harry and Hermione, Ginny is forced to go into hiding with her
family. Though underage, she takes part in the Battle of Hogwarts
despite her mother's and Harry's disapproval. After Harry's supposed
death, she, Hermione, and Luna take on Bellatrix Lestrange, who nearly
strikes Ginny with a Killing Curse , infuriating
Molly Weasley to the
point of intervening and slaying Bellatrix herself.
In the epilogue, set nineteen years after the events of Deathly
Hallows, Harry and Ginny have three children: James, Albus and Lily .
Though the epilogue does not explicitly say Ginny and Harry are
married, news articles and other sources treat it as a fact.
Rowling elaborated on Ginny's future after the release of the book,
saying that after leaving Hogwarts, she joined the Holyhead Harpies
and, after spending a few years as a celebrated player, retired to
become the senior
Quidditch correspondent at the
Daily Prophet , and
to start a family with Harry. In the sequel play
Harry Potter and
the Cursed Child , Ginny must help Harry reconcile with their wayward
son Albus Severus Potter, and references to events in previous books
are mentioned. Her job on The
Daily Prophet is briefly mentioned when
Draco accuses her of promoting suspicion against former Death Eaters,
but she states that her articles are purely sport-related.
Bonnie Wright played Ginny in the
Harry Potter film series, and
voiced the character in the Order of Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and
Deathly Hallows: Part 1 video games. Ginny was voiced by Victoire
Robinson for the Chamber of Secrets game, and by
Annabel Scholey in
Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Poppy Miller was cast as the adult Ginny in
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child .
IMPACT IN THE REAL WORLD
The goal of
Dumbledore's Army inspired actor/comedian Andrew Slack, a
Harry Potter fan, to create a group called
Harry Potter Alliance to
highlight the crisis in
Sudan and social inequalities. In an
interview, Slack compared Harry and the D.A. to
Darfur , claiming,
"With both the
Ministry of Magic
Ministry of Magic and the
Daily Prophet (the Wizarding
World's mainstream news source) in denial that
Voldemort has returned
and evil is afoot, Harry and his underground rebel group,
'Dumbledore's Army,' work with the adult group, 'The Order of the
Phoenix,' to awake the world."
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