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A pure-blood wizard who descended from Salazar Slytherin. He was the son of Marvolo Gaunt and the brother of Merope Gaunt. He hexed Tom Riddle Sr. when he discovered that Merope was infatuated with him. Morfin was imprisoned in Azkaban for this and when he came back, his father and sister already died. After Voldemort killed the Riddle family, he modified Morfin's memories to make it seem like he was the murderer.
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* AssholeVictim: Morfin Gaunt, {{Muggle|s}}-[[FantasticRacism hater]] who was framed with the murders of some of Voldemort's victims, all of whom were [[AssholeVictim victims]] in their own right.

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* AssholeVictim: Morfin Gaunt, {{Muggle|s}}-[[FantasticRacism hater]] He was a [[FantasticRacism Muggle-Hater]] with psychotic tendencies, who was liked to mistreat his sister, is framed with by Voldemort for the murder of the Riddle Family, has his memories altered so he thinks he performed them, and spends the rest of his life in Azkaban over this. He even acts proud over thinking he committed the murders of some of Voldemort's victims, all of whom were [[AssholeVictim victims]] in their own right.and is only upset about losing his Father's ring.
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* AssholeVictim: He waved the Elder Wand around everyone and boasted about his power after defeating his rival. Later that night he gets killed in his sleep.

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* AssholeVictim: He waved the Elder Wand around everyone and boasted about his power after defeating his rival.a rival of his. Later that night he gets killed in his sleep.
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* AssholeVictim: He waves his wand around everyone and boasted about his power after defeating his rival. Later that night he gets killed in his sleep.

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* AssholeVictim: He waves his wand waved the Elder Wand around everyone and boasted about his power after defeating his rival. Later that night he gets killed in his sleep.
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* AssholeVictim: He waves his wand around everyone and boasted about his power after defeating his rival. Later that night he gets killed in his sleep.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: He asked to become powerful enough to defeat anyone who might try to kill him; Death gave him the Elder Wand, which made its holder un-defeatable in combat. He was killed in his sleep for it, starting a chain of killings that continued every time the Wand re-surfaced.




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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: He asked to nullify Death's power. Death gave this brother the Resurrection Stone, which could resurrect the dead. It worked as promised, but it turns out that the dead really don't like being brought back to life. He tried to use it to resurrect his lover, but killed himself upon realizing this.
* DrivenToSuicide: He does this after bringing his dead lover back to life, kind of, but realizing he can never really be with her in this form.
* MeaningfulName: Cadmus is similar to cadmium, a toxic element that progressively accumulates in the body and leads to a painful death. It reflects well the decay of the Peverell brother because of the Resurrection Stone.




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* DontFearTheReaper: The youngest Peverell brother, having lived to age after a full life, meets up with death like an old friend. The movie actually shows the two embracing. It's surprisingly heartwarming in the context.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When it was his time to go, he was said to have greeted death as an "old friend" and they left together.
* RuleOfThree: The third brother does not meet an untimely death.
* YoungestChildWins: The third Peverell brother is the only one who doesn't die as a consequence of his Hallow, which he uses to hide from an early death. He has a son, who he hands his invisibility cloak to and eventually passes away peacefully.
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[[folder:Madame Rosmerta]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Julie Christie
-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

The Landlady of the Three Broomsticks inn at Hogsmeade.

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[[folder:Madame Rosmerta]]
[[folder:Garrick Ollivander]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/garrick_ollivander.png]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Julie Christie
Creator/JohnHurt
-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"Curious indeed how these things happen.
The Landlady wand chooses the wizard, remember... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter. After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great."''

The most esteemed wandmaker
of the Three Broomsticks inn at Hogsmeade.
British wizarding world. He is an old man operating his family's centuries old wand shop in Diagon Alley, and is the creator of most wands wielded by most of the characters in the series.
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* CreepyBlueEyes: He has pale blue eyes that never seem to blink.
* DistressedDude: He disappears in the sixth book, and is revealed to have been kidnapped by the Death Eaters in the seventh one. [[spoiler:Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dobby rescue him when they are captured and detained alongside him in Malfoy Manor.]]
* FamilyBusiness: The Ollivanders have been operating their shop since 382 B.C.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Every member of the Ollivander family has a first name starting with "G". You'd only ever know this from reading Ollivander's [[AllThereInTheManual bio on Pottermore]], though, since his first name is never mentioned in the books.
* InsufferableGenius: He's not particularly humble about the quality of his own work, and tends to be dismissive of wands made by other wandmakers such as Gregorovitch, but he's still widely regarded as the best wandmaker in the world.
* NightmareFetishist: A possible example; when Harry is fitted for his wand, Ollivander remarks with what seems to be almost pleasure that Harry has been selected by a wand which was made using the same materials as those used to fashion Voldemort's. Harry is understandably a little weirded out by this, and by Ollivander's next comment that he expects Harry to do great things, because so did Voldemort. "Terrible, yes - but great."
** The movie downplays this a little, where he acts appropriately disconcerted and hesitant, while the book version seems to barely remember the "terrible" part as an afterthought.
* OddFriendship: He seems to develop one with Luna while [[spoiler:they are both held prisoner in Malfoy Manor.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Possibly. He can remember the details of every wand he has ever made and who bought it, which could also indicate the uniqueness for such objects and their owners.



%%[[folder:Madame Rosmerta]]
%%-->'''Portrayed by:''' Julie Christie
%%-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire %%Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

%%The Landlady of the Three Broomsticks inn at Hogsmeade.

%%[[/folder]]



[[folder:Marvolo Gaunt]]

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[[folder:Marvolo %%[[folder:Marvolo Gaunt]]
%%-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

%%Marvolo Gaunt was a descendant to Salazar Slytherin. He was the grandfather of Tom Riddle.
%%[[/folder]]

[[folder:Merope
Gaunt]]



Marvolo Gaunt was a descendant to Salazar Slytherin. He was the grandfather of Tom Riddle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Merope Gaunt]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''



[[folder:Mykew Gregorovitch]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Rade Serbedzija
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

A famous wandmaker.

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[[folder:Mykew %%[[folder:Mykew Gregorovitch]]
-->'''Portrayed %%-->'''Portrayed by:''' Rade Serbedzija
-->'''Appears %%-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

A %%A famous wandmaker.
wandmaker.

%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Bathilda Bagshot]]

%%-->'''Portrayed by:''' Hazel Douglas
%%-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

%%Famous historian of the wizarding world. She lived in Godric's Hollow and personally knew Dumbledore.

%%[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gellert Grindelwald]]
See [[Characters/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Characters - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]



[[folder:Bathilda Bagshot]]

-->'''Portrayed by:''' Hazel Douglas
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

Famous historian of the wizarding world. She lived in Godric's Hollow and personally knew Dumbledore.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gellert Grindelwald]]
See [[Characters/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Characters - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]
[[/folder]]



!!Diagon Alley
[[folder:Tom the Bartender]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Derek Deadman (Film 1), Jim Tavaré (Film 3)
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

The Bartender of the Leaky Cauldron

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!!Diagon %%!!Diagon Alley
[[folder:Tom %%[[folder:Tom the Bartender]]
-->'''Portrayed %%-->'''Portrayed by:''' Derek Deadman (Film 1), Jim Tavaré (Film 3)
-->'''Appears %%-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban %%''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' %%Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

The %%The Bartender of the Leaky Cauldron
Cauldron

%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Borgin]]
%%-->'''Portrayed by''' Edward Tudor-Pole
%%-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince %%Half-Blood Prince]]''

%%The owner of the shop ''Borgin and Burkes'' in Knockturn Alley.

%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Florean Fortescue]]
%%-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' | %%''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

%%The owner of an ice cream parlor in Diagon Alley.

%%[[/folder]]

!!Knight Bus
[[folder:Stan Shunpike]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Lee Ingleby
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stanshunpike.jpg]]

The conductor of the Knight Bus. He is sent to Azkaban on false suspicion of being a Death Eater and is later Imperiused into serving their cause.
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* {{Brainwashed}}: He is placed under the Imperius Curse to serve as a pawn of the Death Eaters.
* CasanovaWannabe: At the Quidditch World Cup, he attempts to impress a group of Veela by claiming he's about to become the youngest British Minister for Magic.
* FunetikAksent: A Cockney one.
* {{Irony}}: Sent to Azkaban on Minister Rufus Scrimgeour's orders on suspicion of Death Eater activity. Was completely innocent. His name is cleared -- possibly due to Harry's influence -- in the short seven- or eight-week period between the end of Harry's sixth year and his departure from Privet Drive at the end of July. Promptly falls victim to a Death Eater's Imperius curse and ends up doing the very things he was falsely imprisoned for.
* MeaningfulName: "Shunpike" is a driving term for the practice of using minor roads to avoid paying tolls on certain major highways. Furthermore, “Stan” comes from JK Rowling’s grandfather, Stanley Volant.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ernie Prang.



[[folder:Garrick Ollivander]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/garrick_ollivander.png]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnHurt
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter. After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great."''

The most esteemed wandmaker of the British wizarding world. He is an old man operating his family's centuries old wand shop in Diagon Alley, and is the creator of most wands wielded by most of the characters in the series.

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[[folder:Garrick Ollivander]]
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[[folder:Ernie Prang]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/garrick_ollivander.png]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/ernieprang.jpg]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnHurt
Jimmy Gardner
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"Curious indeed how these things happen.
Azkaban]]''
The wand chooses the wizard, remember... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter. After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great."''

The most esteemed wandmaker
driver of the British wizarding world. He is an old man operating his family's centuries old wand shop in Diagon Alley, and is the creator of most wands wielded by most of the characters in the series.Knight Bus.



* CreepyBlueEyes: He has pale blue eyes that never seem to blink.
* DistressedDude: He disappears in the sixth book, and is revealed to have been kidnapped by the Death Eaters in the seventh one. [[spoiler:Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dobby rescue him when they are captured and detained alongside him in Malfoy Manor.]]
* FamilyBusiness: The Ollivanders have been operating their shop since 382 B.C.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Every member of the Ollivander family has a first name starting with "G". You'd only ever know this from reading Ollivander's [[AllThereInTheManual bio on Pottermore]], though, since his first name is never mentioned in the books.
* InsufferableGenius: He's not particularly humble about the quality of his own work, and tends to be dismissive of wands made by other wandmakers such as Gregorovitch, but he's still widely regarded as the best wandmaker in the world.
* NightmareFetishist: A possible example; when Harry is fitted for his wand, Ollivander remarks with what seems to be almost pleasure that Harry has been selected by a wand which was made using the same materials as those used to fashion Voldemort's. Harry is understandably a little weirded out by this, and by Ollivander's next comment that he expects Harry to do great things, because so did Voldemort. "Terrible, yes - but great."
** The movie downplays this a little, where he acts appropriately disconcerted and hesitant, while the book version seems to barely remember the "terrible" part as an afterthought.
* OddFriendship: He seems to develop one with Luna while [[spoiler:they are both held prisoner in Malfoy Manor.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Possibly. He can remember the details of every wand he has ever made and who bought it, which could also indicate the uniqueness for such objects and their owners.

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* CreepyBlueEyes: AnimalMotifs: He has pale blue eyes that never seem to blink.
is described as “owlish.”
* DistressedDude: TheDriver: He disappears drives the Knight Bus.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Especially
in the sixth book, and films.
* MeaningfulName: “Prang"
is revealed to have been kidnapped by the Death Eaters British slang for a fender-bender or other vehicle collision. Furthermore, “Ernie” comes from JK Rowling’s grandfather, Ernest Arthur Rowling.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Stan Shunpike.
* TheVoiceless: Only
in the seventh one. [[spoiler:Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dobby rescue him when they are captured and detained alongside him in Malfoy Manor.]]
* FamilyBusiness: The Ollivanders have been operating their shop since 382 B.C.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Every member of
films. In the Ollivander family has a first name starting with "G". You'd only ever know this from reading Ollivander's [[AllThereInTheManual bio on Pottermore]], though, since his first name is never mentioned in the books.
* InsufferableGenius: He's not particularly humble about the quality of his own work, and tends to be dismissive of wands made by other wandmakers such
books, he talks as Gregorovitch, but he's still widely regarded much as the best wandmaker in the world.
* NightmareFetishist: A possible example; when Harry is fitted for his wand, Ollivander remarks with what seems to be almost pleasure that Harry has been selected by a wand which was made using the same materials as those used to fashion Voldemort's. Harry is understandably a little weirded out by this, and by Ollivander's next comment that he expects Harry to do great things, because so did Voldemort. "Terrible, yes - but great."
** The movie downplays this a little, where he acts appropriately disconcerted and hesitant, while the book version seems to barely remember the "terrible" part as an afterthought.
* OddFriendship: He seems to develop one with Luna while [[spoiler:they are both held prisoner in Malfoy Manor.]]
* PhotographicMemory: Possibly. He can remember the details of every wand he has ever made and who bought it, which could also indicate the uniqueness for such objects and their owners.
Stan.



[[folder:Borgin]]
-->'''Portrayed by''' Edward Tudor-Pole
-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

The owner of the shop ''Borgin and Burkes'' in Knockturn Alley.

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[[folder:Borgin]]
[[folder:Dre Head]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7847_26301.jpg]]
-->'''Portrayed by''' Edward Tudor-Pole
-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

The owner of
by:''' Lenny Henry

A Jamaican shrunken head on
the shop ''Borgin Knight Bus who only appears in the films.
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* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the film adaptation of ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation JK Rowling said she wishes she’d thought of it.]]
* DreadlockRasta: One of his most prominent features.
* PluckyComicRelief: His main role.
* {{Pun}}: When the bus (and everyone on it) suddenly gets stretched tall
and Burkes'' in Knockturn Alley.
thin to pass between two Muggle buses:
--> ''[laughing]'' Hey, guys! Guys! ''Why the long faces?''
* ShrunkenHead: What he is.



[[folder:Florean Fortescue]]
-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

The owner of an ice cream parlor in Diagon Alley.

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[[folder:Florean Fortescue]]
-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber
!!Minor Characters

[[folder:In General]]

* ApronMatron: Augusta Longbottom.
* BerserkButton: Calling a centaur a "filthy half-breed" to its face isn't the wisest idea.
* BlackWidow: Blaise Zabini's mother is a famous witch who married and widowed 7 times, with all her dead husbands -- who all died under *ahem* ''mysterious'' circumstances, for lack
of Secrets]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner better words -- leaving her mountains and mountains of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

The owner
gold.
* ButtMonkey: There are many across the series, but a notable background one is Dawlish the Auror. He's been knocked out by Dumbledore a few times, beaten by Dirk Cresswell (who ''wasn't carrying a wand''), and was completely ''owned'' by Augusta Longbottom. Basically, if a character has to get away, Dawlish is the casualty.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Bathilda Bagshot from possibly before the last book began. Lord Voldemort hid Nagini inside
of an ice cream parlor her corpse, which is why nobody knew for so long]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Just about every speaking character, at some point
in Diagon Alley.
the series.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Augusta Longbottom. Death Eaters thought they could take her. Turns out she sent Dawlish to St. Mungo's.
* NotSoDifferent: At some point in the series, nearly ''every'' main character has been shown to share at least one very distinct trait with a character who initially seems to be their polar opposite.
* TakeOurWordForIt: Whatever happened to her is something JK isn't commenting on, nor something most fans want to think about.
* {{Tuckerization}}: There are several minor examples, including Natalie [=MacDonald=] (a Gryffindor named after a fan who died of cancer), the Knight Bus driver and conductor Ern and Stan (named after Rowling's grandfathers, Ernest and Stanley), and, while his first name is only revealed by WordOfGod, ''John'' Dawlish (after BigNameFan John Noe, who is unusually fond of Dawlish).
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior:
** Ron's one-hundred-and-seven-year-old great-aunt Muriel.



!!Knight Bus
[[folder:Stan Shunpike]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Lee Ingleby
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stanshunpike.jpg]]

The conductor of the Knight Bus. He is sent to Azkaban on false suspicion of being a Death Eater and is later Imperiused into serving their cause.

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!!Knight Bus
[[folder:Stan Shunpike]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Lee Ingleby
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner
[[folder:The Noble and Most Ancient House of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stanshunpike.jpg]]

Black]]
!!
The conductor Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
* AloofDarkHairedGirl[=/=]TallDarkAndHandsome: The Blacks are commonly described as having "great good aristocratic looks". They are considered to be beautiful people, being tall, thin and having attractive features. The traditional look for most
of the Knight Bus. He Black family is sent black hair and dark eyes with some exceptions, such as Narcissa Malfoy née Black who has blonde hair and blue eyes, Andromeda Tonks née Black having light brown eyes and brown hair, Walburga Black with blonde hair, and Sirius Black with grey eyes.
* BaldOfEvil: Cygnus Black apparently was this. The evidence for the baldness is the fact that Narcissa's son Draco Malfoy was losing his hair in his thirties. As for the evil, he was never blown off the tapestry.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Views FantasticRacism as a duty.
* {{Expy}}: To the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitford_family Mitford family]], a British aristocratic family that became controversial for its associations with Nazism. Unity Mitford was a close friend of Adolf Hitler and fanatically devoted
to Azkaban on false suspicion him (like Bellatrix), Diana Mitford was a blonde who married Oswald Mosley, the leader of being the British fascists (Narcissa), while Jessica Mitford became a CulturalRebel and leftist (Andromeda Tonks and Sirius Black).
* IHaveNoSon: Any WhiteSheep gets disowned.
* OffWithHisHead: House-elves when they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness grown too old to carry a tea tray]].
* PosthumousCharacter: By the time the series opens, all heirs in the male line who are neither disowned nor of disowned branches.
* WhiteSheep: At least one per generation.

!!Walburga Black

Sirius's mother, who sympathized with Voldemort's goals but did not join the
Death Eater and is later Imperiused into serving their cause.Eaters. She lives on through a portrait of herself in 12 Grimmauld Place which has a Permanent Sticking Charm applied to it.



* {{Brainwashed}}: He is placed under the Imperius Curse to serve as a pawn of the Death Eaters.
* CasanovaWannabe: At the Quidditch World Cup, he attempts to impress a group of Veela by claiming he's about to become the youngest British Minister for Magic.
* FunetikAksent: A Cockney one.
* {{Irony}}: Sent to Azkaban on Minister Rufus Scrimgeour's orders on suspicion of Death Eater activity. Was completely innocent. His name is cleared -- possibly due to Harry's influence -- in the short seven- or eight-week period between the end of Harry's sixth year and his departure from Privet Drive at the end of July. Promptly falls victim to a Death Eater's Imperius curse and ends up doing the very things he was falsely imprisoned for.
* MeaningfulName: "Shunpike" is a driving term for the practice of using minor roads to avoid paying tolls on certain major highways. Furthermore, “Stan” comes from JK Rowling’s grandfather, Stanley Volant.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ernie Prang.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ernie Prang]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ernieprang.jpg]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Jimmy Gardner
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
The driver of the Knight Bus.

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* {{Brainwashed}}: He is placed under the Imperius Curse to serve as a pawn of the Death Eaters.
* CasanovaWannabe: At the Quidditch World Cup, he attempts to impress a group of Veela by claiming he's about to become the youngest British Minister for Magic.
* FunetikAksent: A Cockney one.
* {{Irony}}: Sent to Azkaban on Minister Rufus Scrimgeour's orders on suspicion of Death Eater activity. Was completely innocent. His
AllThereInTheScript: Her first name is cleared -- possibly known from the Black Family Tree that J.K. Rowling released, but never used in the books.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT make loud noises around her portrait unless you ''want'' her to scream your ears off.
* BlackShirt: Until Voldemort killed Regulus during his first incarnation.
* EvilMatriarch: From what Sirius tells us, anyway.
* FantasticRacism: As Sirius noted, she was of the kind of wizard who thought Muggles should be treated as slaves or second-class citizens.
* IHaveNoSon: Blasted Sirius' name off of the Black Family Tree. She also did this to her brother Alphard for financially supporting Sirius, [[KickTheDog after he died]].
* JerkAss: Her tendency to purge the family tree of anyone who went against her way of living by burning their name off the list is just the least of her actions.
* KickTheDog: While she may have had many others, disowning her own brother Alphard (and after he died, even!), just because he financially supported Sirius, is pretty low.
* KissingCousins: According to the Black Family Tree, she and her husband, Orion, were second cousins.
* LargeHam: If her portrait is any indication, she was one in life.
* LickedByTheDog: Kreacher loved her.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Kreacher ''adores'' her, so this must have been the case.
* NoIndoorVoice: Her portrait anyway.
* ParentalFavoritism: She favored [[TheDutifulSon Regulus]] over [[WhiteSheep Sirius]].
* RacistGrandma: Might as well be her most well-known trait.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: In her own house, no less. Justified
due to Harry's influence -- the Permanent Sticking Charm, her portrait isn't going anywhere.

!!Phineas Nigellus Black

Former Headmaster of Hogwarts, of the House of Slytherin. Now lives in two portraits: one
in the short seven- or eight-week period Headmaster's office in Hogwarts, the other in 12 Grimmauld Place. Because he can travel between the end of Harry's sixth year and his departure from Privet Drive at two portraits, Phineas is useful to the end of July. Promptly falls victim to Order as a Death Eater's Imperius curse and ends up doing the very things he was falsely imprisoned for.
* MeaningfulName: "Shunpike" is a driving term for the practice of using minor roads to avoid paying tolls on certain major highways. Furthermore, “Stan” comes from JK Rowling’s grandfather, Stanley Volant.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Ernie Prang.
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[[folder:Ernie Prang]]
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Jimmy Gardner
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
The driver of the Knight Bus.
{{courier}}.



* AnimalMotifs: He is described as “owlish.”
* TheDriver: He drives the Knight Bus.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Especially in the films.
* MeaningfulName: “Prang" is British slang for a fender-bender or other vehicle collision. Furthermore, “Ernie” comes from JK Rowling’s grandfather, Ernest Arthur Rowling.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Stan Shunpike.
* TheVoiceless: Only in the films. In the books, he talks as much as Stan.

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* AnimalMotifs: He AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Family example: he is described as “owlish.”
* TheDriver: He drives
''very'' cold to Sirius, but if his reaction to hearing about [[spoiler:his death]] is to be believed, he ''did'' care about him. Or rather his family name at least, since Sirius' death means that the Knight Bus.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Especially in
Black family is gone for good, as he's the films.
last male heir.
* MeaningfulName: “Prang" is British slang for a fender-bender or other vehicle collision. Furthermore, “Ernie” comes from JK Rowling’s grandfather, Ernest Arthur Rowling.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Stan Shunpike.
* TheVoiceless: Only in
DeadpanSnarker: One of the films. In biggest in the books, [[WorldOfSnark and that's saying something!]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Phineas Nigellus Black basically means "Black Black Black".
* GrumpyOldMan: He tends to grumble a lot, especially when dealing with prideful, arrogant children who think they know best. Though in the context of that scene, [[JerkassHasAPoint
he talks does have a point]].
* JerkAss: Even at the height of Voldemort's takeover of the wizarding world, his portrait refers to Hermione
as much a "Mudblood", only to be shot down and rebuked by [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is truly devastated over Sirius' death.
%%* LargeHam
* PortalPicture: Though he's the only one who can use the portal.
* PosthumousCharacter: An odd version, in that while the Portrait of Phineas Nigellus is an actual active character, the real Phineas Nigellus is long dead by the time the books take place. Unlike a ghost, portraits seem to be mere copies that suggest the original person rather than their actual spirit.
* RacistGrandma: An ancestor variant. Ironically, calling Hermione a "Mudblood" behind her back seems downright tame if you compare him to his descendant Walburga.
* RepetitiveName: "Nigellus" means "black" (with a diminutive suffix, so "little black").
* SadistTeacher: Sirius describes him
as Stan.Hogwarts' least popular Headmaster, and Phineas himself notes that he hated being a teacher. He also gets on very well with Snape as a headmaster.
* SarcasticDevotee: He is honor-bound to assist the Headmaster of Hogwarts, but it doesn't stop him from voicing his own personal disagreements.



[[folder:Dre Head]]
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Lenny Henry

A Jamaican shrunken head on the Knight Bus who only appears in the films.
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* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the film adaptation of ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation JK Rowling said she wishes she’d thought of it.]]
* DreadlockRasta: One of his most prominent features.
* PluckyComicRelief: His main role.
* {{Pun}}: When the bus (and everyone on it) suddenly gets stretched tall and thin to pass between two Muggle buses:
--> ''[laughing]'' Hey, guys! Guys! ''Why the long faces?''
* ShrunkenHead: What he is.

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[[folder:Dre Head]]
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Lenny Henry

A Jamaican shrunken head on
[[folder:The Peverell Brothers]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

!!Antioch Peverell

The eldest of
the Knight Bus who only appears in three brothers, Antioch is described as a "combative man". He was the films.
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* CanonForeigner: Only appears in
possessor of The Elder Wand.

!!Cadmus Peverell

The middle of
the film adaptation of ''Prisoner of Azkaban''. [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation JK Rowling said she wishes she’d thought of it.]]
* DreadlockRasta: One of his most prominent features.
* PluckyComicRelief: His main role.
* {{Pun}}: When
three brothers, Cadmus is described as being an "arrogant man". He was the bus (and everyone on it) suddenly gets stretched tall possessor of The Resurrection Stone.

!!Ignotus Peverell

The youngest of the three brothers, Ignotus was described as the humblest
and thin to pass between two Muggle buses:
--> ''[laughing]'' Hey, guys! Guys! ''Why
wisest of them. He was the long faces?''
* ShrunkenHead: What he is.
possessor of the Cloak of Invisibility.




!!Minor Characters

[[folder:In General]]

* ApronMatron: Augusta Longbottom.
* BerserkButton: Calling a centaur a "filthy half-breed" to its face isn't the wisest idea.
* BlackWidow: Blaise Zabini's mother is a famous witch who married and widowed 7 times, with all her dead husbands -- who all died under *ahem* ''mysterious'' circumstances, for lack of better words -- leaving her mountains and mountains of gold.
* ButtMonkey: There are many across the series, but a notable background one is Dawlish the Auror. He's been knocked out by Dumbledore a few times, beaten by Dirk Cresswell (who ''wasn't carrying a wand''), and was completely ''owned'' by Augusta Longbottom. Basically, if a character has to get away, Dawlish is the casualty.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Bathilda Bagshot from possibly before the last book began. Lord Voldemort hid Nagini inside of her corpse, which is why nobody knew for so long]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Just about every speaking character, at some point in the series.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Augusta Longbottom. Death Eaters thought they could take her. Turns out she sent Dawlish to St. Mungo's.
* NotSoDifferent: At some point in the series, nearly ''every'' main character has been shown to share at least one very distinct trait with a character who initially seems to be their polar opposite.
* TakeOurWordForIt: Whatever happened to her is something JK isn't commenting on, nor something most fans want to think about.
* {{Tuckerization}}: There are several minor examples, including Natalie [=MacDonald=] (a Gryffindor named after a fan who died of cancer), the Knight Bus driver and conductor Ern and Stan (named after Rowling's grandfathers, Ernest and Stanley), and, while his first name is only revealed by WordOfGod, ''John'' Dawlish (after BigNameFan John Noe, who is unusually fond of Dawlish).
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior:
** Ron's one-hundred-and-seven-year-old great-aunt Muriel.
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[[folder:The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black]]
!! The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
* AloofDarkHairedGirl[=/=]TallDarkAndHandsome: The Blacks are commonly described as having "great good aristocratic looks". They are considered to be beautiful people, being tall, thin and having attractive features. The traditional look for most of the Black family is black hair and dark eyes with some exceptions, such as Narcissa Malfoy née Black who has blonde hair and blue eyes, Andromeda Tonks née Black having light brown eyes and brown hair, Walburga Black with blonde hair, and Sirius Black with grey eyes.
* BaldOfEvil: Cygnus Black apparently was this. The evidence for the baldness is the fact that Narcissa's son Draco Malfoy was losing his hair in his thirties. As for the evil, he was never blown off the tapestry.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Views FantasticRacism as a duty.
* {{Expy}}: To the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitford_family Mitford family]], a British aristocratic family that became controversial for its associations with Nazism. Unity Mitford was a close friend of Adolf Hitler and fanatically devoted to him (like Bellatrix), Diana Mitford was a blonde who married Oswald Mosley, the leader of the British fascists (Narcissa), while Jessica Mitford became a CulturalRebel and leftist (Andromeda Tonks and Sirius Black).
* IHaveNoSon: Any WhiteSheep gets disowned.
* OffWithHisHead: House-elves when they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness grown too old to carry a tea tray]].
* PosthumousCharacter: By the time the series opens, all heirs in the male line who are neither disowned nor of disowned branches.
* WhiteSheep: At least one per generation.

!!Walburga Black

Sirius's mother, who sympathized with Voldemort's goals but did not join the Death Eaters. She lives on through a portrait of herself in 12 Grimmauld Place which has a Permanent Sticking Charm applied to it.
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* AllThereInTheScript: Her first name is known from the Black Family Tree that J.K. Rowling released, but never used in the books.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT make loud noises around her portrait unless you ''want'' her to scream your ears off.
* BlackShirt: Until Voldemort killed Regulus during his first incarnation.
* EvilMatriarch: From what Sirius tells us, anyway.
* FantasticRacism: As Sirius noted, she was of the kind of wizard who thought Muggles should be treated as slaves or second-class citizens.
* IHaveNoSon: Blasted Sirius' name off of the Black Family Tree. She also did this to her brother Alphard for financially supporting Sirius, [[KickTheDog after he died]].
* JerkAss: Her tendency to purge the family tree of anyone who went against her way of living by burning their name off the list is just the least of her actions.
* KickTheDog: While she may have had many others, disowning her own brother Alphard (and after he died, even!), just because he financially supported Sirius, is pretty low.
* KissingCousins: According to the Black Family Tree, she and her husband, Orion, were second cousins.
* LargeHam: If her portrait is any indication, she was one in life.
* LickedByTheDog: Kreacher loved her.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Kreacher ''adores'' her, so this must have been the case.
* NoIndoorVoice: Her portrait anyway.
* ParentalFavoritism: She favored [[TheDutifulSon Regulus]] over [[WhiteSheep Sirius]].
* RacistGrandma: Might as well be her most well-known trait.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: In her own house, no less. Justified due to the Permanent Sticking Charm, her portrait isn't going anywhere.

!!Phineas Nigellus Black

Former Headmaster of Hogwarts, of the House of Slytherin. Now lives in two portraits: one in the Headmaster's office in Hogwarts, the other in 12 Grimmauld Place. Because he can travel between the two portraits, Phineas is useful to the Order as a {{courier}}.
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Family example: he is ''very'' cold to Sirius, but if his reaction to hearing about [[spoiler:his death]] is to be believed, he ''did'' care about him. Or rather his family name at least, since Sirius' death means that the Black family is gone for good, as he's the last male heir.
* DeadpanSnarker: One of the biggest in the books, [[WorldOfSnark and that's saying something!]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Phineas Nigellus Black basically means "Black Black Black".
* GrumpyOldMan: He tends to grumble a lot, especially when dealing with prideful, arrogant children who think they know best. Though in the context of that scene, [[JerkassHasAPoint he does have a point]].
* JerkAss: Even at the height of Voldemort's takeover of the wizarding world, his portrait refers to Hermione as a "Mudblood", only to be shot down and rebuked by [[spoiler:Severus Snape.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is truly devastated over Sirius' death.
%%* LargeHam
* PortalPicture: Though he's the only one who can use the portal.
* PosthumousCharacter: An odd version, in that while the Portrait of Phineas Nigellus is an actual active character, the real Phineas Nigellus is long dead by the time the books take place. Unlike a ghost, portraits seem to be mere copies that suggest the original person rather than their actual spirit.
* RacistGrandma: An ancestor variant. Ironically, calling Hermione a "Mudblood" behind her back seems downright tame if you compare him to his descendant Walburga.
* RepetitiveName: "Nigellus" means "black" (with a diminutive suffix, so "little black").
* SadistTeacher: Sirius describes him as Hogwarts' least popular Headmaster, and Phineas himself notes that he hated being a teacher. He also gets on very well with Snape as a headmaster.
* SarcasticDevotee: He is honor-bound to assist the Headmaster of Hogwarts, but it doesn't stop him from voicing his own personal disagreements.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Peverell Brothers]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

!!Antioch Peverell

The eldest of the three brothers, Antioch is described as a "combative man". He was the possessor of The Elder Wand.

!!Cadmus Peverell

The middle of the three brothers, Cadmus is described as being an "arrogant man". He was the possessor of The Resurrection Stone.

!!Ignotus Peverell

The youngest of the three brothers, Ignotus was described as the humblest and wisest of them. He was the possessor of the Cloak of Invisibility.

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* AcquittedTooLate: Voldemort framed him for a murder Voldemort himself committed. Dumbledore found evidence Voldemort was the real culprit, but Morfin didn't live long enough to see the verdict being overturned.
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: When he hexed Tom Riddle Sr. This simple act set off a chain of events that not only ended up destroying both of their families, but also gave rise to the most dangerous Dark Wizard of all time.
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AcquittedTooLate: Voldemort framed him for a murder Voldemort himself committed. Dumbledore found evidence Voldemort was the real culprit, but Morfin didn't live long enough to see the verdict being overturned.
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* AssholeVictim: Morfin Gaunt, {{Muggle|s}}-[[FantasticRacism hater]] who was framed with the murders of some of Voldemort's victims, all of whom were [[AssholeVictim victims]] in their own right.
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