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[[folder:The Order in General]]
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This secret society was created by Albus Dumbledore during the first war against Lord Voldemort, but gradually lost most of its original membership over the course of the war. It went dormant after Voldemort's disappearance, but was reinstated after his resurrection.

The Order of the Phoenix provides and protects opponents of Voldemort, though not always successfully. It has members at Hogwarts and in the Ministry of Magic, as well as in other parts of wizard society. Its members do not have any identifying marks, but communicate by Patronus.

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* AnimalMotifs: All the members use the Patronus to communicate.
* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: They have a reputation in-universe for what Slughorn notes is a high body count. Alastor Moody ticking off the names of the dead heroes of the First War when he shows Harry the picture, as well as the often brutal manner of their deaths, plays almost like BlackComedy.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Harry doesn't get to see them do very much, but that's because he's at school largely.
* LaResistance: When the Ministry is trying to deny Voldemort's return, and when the Ministry is taken over by him.
* [[LargeHam Large Hams]]
* TheMole: Towards the end of the First War, they are infiltrated by a spy who Sirius noted had been passing information to Voldemort for a year. Dumbledore was implied to have suspected Sirius. Sirius suspected Remus. [[spoiler: Nobody suspected Peter Pettigrew.]] No prizes for guessing who it was.
** There was a brief concern about the presence of another mole in the early part of the seventh book. [[spoiler: Though it turned out to have been a gambit by Snape, who is himself a ReverseMole.]]
* MildlyMilitary: They would have greatly benefited from reading the "If I am ever the Hero" list.
* TrueCompanions: Most definitely.
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[[folder:Albus Dumbledore]]
See Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers.
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[[folder:Minerva [=McGonagall=]]]
See Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers.
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[[folder:Severus Snape]]
See Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers.
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[[folder:Sirius Black (Major spoilers for Book 3)]]
->''" I want you to listen to me very carefully, Harry. You're not a bad person. You're a very good person, who bad things have happened to. Besides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': GaryOldman

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When first introduced, he is an escaped Death Eater and mass murderer who betrayed the Potters' location to Voldemort and is apparently out to kill Harry. Of course, once he finally gets to Hogwarts, HilarityEnsues until we find out who the ''real'' traitor was, and that Sirius is actually Harry's godfather. Remains in hiding for the next two books, making it difficult for him to take over legal guardianship. [[spoiler:And then he dies.]]
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* [[spoiler:AcquittedTooLate]]: He is exonerated for the murders he went to prison for [[spoiler: at the beginning of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', after his death.]]
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, he ''did'' look good before he went to Azkaban and his health deteriorated. The movies, though, cast him as good-looking Gary Oldman.
* {{Animorphism}}
* AntiHero
* {{Badass}}
* BadassBiker
* BadassMustache: In the films. Comes with the territory of being played by Creator/GaryOldman.
* BigBrotherMentor: Despite actually being Harry's godfather.
** This is actually a problem since he looks at Harry as a ReplacementGoldfish for his father who Harry never knew and largely sends mixed signals, sometimes serving as a ParentalSubstitute and other times trying to pretend that he's still at Hogwarts with James.
** It's worth noting that this is a major difference in his portrayal in Book 4 and Book 5. In Book 4, he is still on the run and very sharp about potential danger, and acts mostly responsibly toward Harry. He constantly reminds him to lie low, stay out of trouble and not take risks to see him. Harry on several occasions in [=GoF=] expresses relief that he is nearby. In ''Order of the Phoenix'', Sirius, as noted by Hermione, begins to behave more recklessly, in part because he is stuck at his childhood home, subject to taunts about his lack of "usefulness," and there are several hints that he is not mentally stable. It is in ''Order of the Phoenix'' that Harry begins to worry about Sirius doing something risky to see him, that Molly accuses Sirius of being unable to tell Harry and James apart, and that Sirius becomes careless about his disguise.
* ByronicHero: In another way, he and Severus Snape are NotSoDifferent.
* ChekhovsGunman: He is name-dropped in the first book as the guy who lent Hagrid the flying motorbike he needed to get baby Harry to Privet Drive. Then he becomes a major player in the third book. And then the flying motorbike itself shows up in the seventh...
* ClearMyName: He attempts to do this by capturing Wormtail. It's hinted in the sixth book that his death resulted in his innocence being proven.
* ComedicSociopathy: He and James lapse into a disturbing version of this in the "Snape's Worst Memory" chapter in the book. He also regarded sending Severus to a live werewolf as a joke.
* CreepyGood: He's described as waxen and skeletal when first introduced, and generally behaves in a very sinister manner, but then he turns out to be not so bad as all that. Also, his Animagus form keeps being mistaken for a death omen.
* CulturalRebel: Raised in a family of Slytherins with a penchant for the Dark Arts, he becomes a Gryffindor and joins the anti-Voldemort resistance. He even puts posters of Muggle girls in his room purely to irritate his family. As per the House Elf Kreacher, Sirius' antics "broke his mother's heart" and made the family ashamed. Something that Sirius would accept with pride.
** Sirius however tends to overdo this, in the sense that he's more Gryffindor than the Gryffindors, which considering his status as a WhiteSheep is understandable. This eventually leads him to write off his entire family, excepting fellow rebels like his uncle and his cousin Andromeda, indifferent to his brother's plight [[spoiler:who unbeknownst to him pulled off a HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice]] as well as treat Kreacher with contempt.
* DespairEventHorizon: Hits it the night James and Lily die. He eventually snaps out of it when he sees Wormtail's picture in the paper and realizes that Harry's in danger.
* DisabilityImmunity / TooSpicyForYogSothoth: [[TheAlcatraz Azkaban]] is guarded by joy-eating Dementors that normally drive prisoners insane or drain their motivation to escape. Sirius was wrongly imprisoned there for alleged mass murder and for the alleged betrayal of his best friends (and Harry's parents), James and Lily Potter. But he still manages to get past the Dementors and escape. This is partly because he escapes in the form of a dog, meaning he's less intelligent and his simpler emotions are harder for Dementors to detect and consume. Also, Sirius is so unhappy already, over the deaths of Harry's parents and over his own wrongful imprisonment, that there isn't really much joy left for the Dementors to eat. He also says that he was able to cling to his sanity because his knowledge that he was innocent was not an emotion and therefore not something the Dementors could take from him, giving him a lifeline to cling to. His escape is motivated by desire for revenge against Peter Pettigrew, who really betrayed Harry's parents and framed Sirius. Since his desire for revenge is fueled by negative emotions, the Dementors can't drain his motivation to escape Azkaban.
* DistressedDude: Near the end of ''Prisoner of Azkaban'', he's locked up for the dementors and Harry and Hermione have to rescue him with Buckbeak.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Was a big believer in this in his school days. In response to Snape's nosy inquiries into Remus' condition and his constant attempts to get the Marauders expelled, Sirius decides to tell Snape to go down a tunnel, while leaving out the crucial detail of the deadly werewolf at the end. James Potter took control of the situation and saved Snape's life, likely preventing the expulsion of his friends. Even years later, Sirius believes Snape deserved it.
* MrFanservice: Before he went to Azkaban, his good looks are frequently mentioned. A Pottermore profile of Remus Lupin by WordOfGod has Lupin noting that he was the ladies' man of the group.
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Peter?]]: He was blamed for the murder of the Potters by Peter.
* {{Expy}}: His and James Potter's young, teenage selves as seen in the 800-word prequel JK Rowling wrote for charity are completely interchangeable with Fred and George Weasley, who also go on to use the Marauder's Map (invented by James and Sirius and their friends), as well as [[spoiler: one of them dying and leaving the other scarred for life]]. If you changed the names in the 800-word prequel, the story would fit exactly to Fred and George with the exception of physical descriptions, their dialogue has exactly the same patterns and brand of humour, making him and James seem very shallow in development (at least, them in their youth.)
* FatalFlaw: In general, his reckless, HotBlooded nature which leads him to act impulsively with SuicidalOverconfidence in situations where he's not in control. This leads him to be OutGambitted by the likes of [[spoiler: Peter Pettigrew and his own house-elf Kreacher]].
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Seems to have this status in the fifth book among the Order, with the exception of Remus Lupin and some others. Mrs. Weasley is constantly critical of his attitude and influence on Harry. Even Hermione is critical of his attitude and behaviour and starts expressing doubts about his advice. That said Harry shows nothing but loyalty and affection for Sirius.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Choleric (among the Marauders)
* GoodIsNotNice: Even as a teenager, he was known for being very reckless and wild. He noticeably didn't see anything wrong in potentially feeding a fellow student to his werewolf best friend, regarding it as a "joke".
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: His reaction of hysterical laughter to Pettigrew's betrayal and escape via display of hitherto unknown cunning and viciousness, leaving him unable to rationally defend himself against prosecution. [[FascistButInefficient The fact that he didn't get a trial couldn't have helped, either]]... nor could the fact that he may be mentally unhinged a little - the Black family is full of inbreeding (read: totally inbred) thus making him a little bonkers. Though in this case it's more likely the Trauma of seeing your loved ones die as a result of your trust and being framed for a brutal crime in a short while...genetics would hardly be needed to make any rational person snap in the same circumstances.
* GrayEyes
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Up until his death, most of the wizarding community believes him to be a dangerous and violent mass murderer.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: The tendency of his fans towards {{Flanderization}} of his KnightTemplar HotBlooded characteristics ignores the moments when Sirius displays this. He apologizes to Remus for suspecting him for being the traitor, when in retrospect [[spoiler: Peter was more psychologically consistent to do so]] and even admits that he and James used to be "the biggest bullies in the playground" in Book 3, before the revelations of the fifth book. He also acknowledges to Harry that he and James behaved, "like arrogant berks" and that they ought to have listened to Remus more often than they did.
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard]]: [[spoiler:Due to being unkind to his family's old house elf Kreacher, who takes an opportunity to pass information to Voldemort through Narcissa, leading Voldy to concoct a plan that gets Sirius killed]]. That's actually a part of it, since while it provided the context, Harry CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot by listening to Hermione and Sirius himself made the decision to join the others, despite Dumbledore's orders. [[spoiler: His death happens because of SuicidalOverconfidence on his part in facing HeroKiller Bellatrix Lestrange, his own cousin.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Unbeknownst to anyone else, he had James and Lily make Peter Pettigrew their Secret-Keeper - thinking no one would ever suspect it and that Peter would never betray them. In Sirius' defense, nobody else in the Order suspected Peter of being the traitor either.]] It's implied that Dumbledore himself suspected Sirius, while Sirius suspected Remus.
** Actually Sirius shows considerable insight into the psychology of Barty Crouch Sr., showing fairness to the man who sent him to prison without trial as well as the general Death Eater and Pureblood mentality and culture, to which he serves as MrExposition in Book Four and Five. He even corrects Harry's assumption that Umbridge is a Death Eater by pointing out she didn't have to be.
* HotBlooded
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Harry Potter, I Am Your Godfather]]: When Harry overheard [=McGonagall=] and Fudge talk about Sirius as well as that he was his godfather, he broke down and wanted to gain {{revenge}} on Sirius for betraying not only his parents, but the parents that Sirius was supposedly friends to. However, it's also technically subverted in that Sirius, although still Harry's godfather, was also not only not that bad a person, but also not even the one responsible for betraying his parents.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Despite his axiom that the measure of a man is how he treats his inferiors, he behaves detestably towards Kreacher (since Kreacher reminds him of the house and the family he hated while growing up). Indeed, this is one of his least admirable qualities. [[spoiler: It also bites him in the arse. ''Hard''.]] But as Dumbledore clarifies, Sirius was kind to House Elves in general but Kreacher was special as a reminder of his home and the bad childhood that he hoped to escape.
** Also, his belief that "the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters" goes out the window during the argument with Snape. Though the latter is himself not blameless in that regard. WordOfGod admits that this is a serious flaw for Sirius, but she also admits that it's difficult to be morally consistent in life.
* IHaveNoSon: His parents disown him and burn his name off the family tree after he runs away. This was, admittedly, probably the reaction he was hoping for.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Before he went to Azkaban, he was quite handsome, but after he escapes, he looks decrepit and emaciated. In the fourth book, he looks a little better after his health improves, but later he stops caring for his appearance. Presumably his appearance deteriorates because he's staying at the hellhole that is Number Twelve Grimmauld Place and because he feels useless.
** In the movies, though, he suffers heavily from AdaptationalAttractiveness.
* InTheBlood: Subverted. Sirius was disowned from his family for being a "dirty Muggle lover who has no respect for tradition" (read: a decent human being), and ended up in Gryffindor, whereas every member of his close family was in Slytherin. However, he still has the arrogance of his family members; it seems though, that his mother's brother, Alphard, who left Sirius money in his will, was a sort of decent human being.
* JerkAss[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In his youth, he was [[TheBully even more cruel than James was to students they didn't like]]. As an adult, he mellows out somewhat, becoming a loving [[ParentalSubstitute father-surrogate]] to Harry, but he's still incredibly antagonistic towards Snape and Kreacher.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: By Bellatrix in ''Order Of The Phoenix''. Though his shade returns in ''Deathly Hallows''.]]
* KnightTemplar: Another way he's NotSoDifferent from the people he criticizes. Like Crouch, Sirius expects absolute commitment and loyalty to friends and TrueCompanions as well as absolute consistency in ideology, which makes it difficult for him to comprehend and tolerate the ambiguous situation of the likes of Severus Snape and Kreacher.
* TheLancer: Served as this to The Marauders with James being the leader.
* MadnessMantra: "He's at Hogwarts... he's at Hogwarts..." Subverted, in that it was the only thing that allowed him to become ''sane'' enough to escape [[EmotionEater the Dementors]].
* MeaningfulName: Sirius is a star commonly referred to as the "dog star." And, of course, he turns into a ''black'' dog.
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard: He was killed by Bellatrix during their duel.]]
* MiscarriageOfJustice: Victimized ''hard'' by this.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold
* MommyIssues: If his mother was anything like the Portrait we see in the book then it's no surprise at all that he has this.
* NotHelpingYourCase: Because of his hot blooded nature and his impulsive behaviour, he is a major example of this. Despite the MiscarriageOfJustice in not getting a trial, he is surrounded by an OrgyOfEvidence and is LaughingMad and doesn't put up a fight when the Aurors arrest him, all situations he could have avoided had he understood the situation.
** In ''Prisoner of Azkaban'', he doesn't stop either, sneaking around and infiltrating Hogwarts, carrying a knife all just to kill a rat. Subtlety is not a strong suit.
* NotSoDifferent: From Severus.[[spoiler: Both are [[ByronicHero byronic heroes,]] and despite both being ultimately good people and regardless of how excusable it may be, both of them [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold can still sort of be dicks.]]]] He also serves as a foil to Snape when you take their backgrounds into account. [[spoiler: Sirius was a member of a pureblood wizarding family known for their penchants for the dark arts, but Sirius turned out to not only be a pretty good guy, but also opposed [[BigBad Voldemort]] during the First Wizarding War.]] Snape is a [[spoiler: half-blood wizard who ultimately chooses to side with the supremacists. Though [[DespairEventHorizon Lily's death]] eventually makes him realize how wrong he was.]]
* OldShame: His reaction to Harry when confronted about his past actions in Snape's Worst Memory, admitting that he's not proud of his actions and that he and James behaved like "arrogant young berks".
* OneOfTheKids: Although he often gives Harry good advice, there are moments when he seems irresponsible in comparison to Harry and Harry's friends. Having been chucked in a prison that tends to drive people mad at around the age of twenty-one probably didn't do wonders for his maturity level.
* PapaWolf: "Get away from my godson!"
* ParentalSubstitute: To Harry. Although Molly points out that Sirius treats Harry as more of a brother-figure substitute (for James) than a godson at times.
* PragmaticHero: Despite firmly having heroic motivations, he has no problems with murder and other unscrupulous methods.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Despite doubts of his competence by Mrs. Weasley and Hermione, Sirius serves as this to Harry in spite of considerable emotional strain and psychological stress. Immediately understanding Harry's needs and opposed to keeping him LockedOutOfTheLoop. Dumbledore admits that Sirius was right in that regard, and his fatal insistence on it [[spoiler: led to his death]].
* RedHerring: For most of Book 3, the reader is led to believe that he is a mass murderer, a loyal Death Eater, and that he betrayed Harry's parents. [[spoiler:It's actually Wormtail.]]
* BlueOniRedOni: Seems to have been Red to James' Blue while both are more Red than Lupin's Blue. To his disappointment, Harry is Blue to his Red as well, unwilling to take risks that would have been fun for his old man.
* {{Revenge}}: Part of his reason for breaking out of Azkaban is to get revenge on Wormtail, that and avenge Harry's parents.
* RevengeBeforeReason: He intends to break out of Azkaban to stop Peter and protect Harry and then kill him in revenge, "to commit the crime he was imprisoned for." Rather than capturing said rat, exposing him to the authorities and clear his name. Harry is the one who takes control of the situation though ultimately it GoesHorriblyWrong anyway.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion: His death in Book 5 was a major shock, since he was an important character that people expected would last longer and a Father Figure for Harry. It signalled the AnyoneCanDie aspect of the series more than Cedric's death for some people.]]
* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog: No pun intended, but Sirius' role in the series boils down to this, much to the anger of his fans. After breaking out of prison, Sirius is instead placed under virtual house arrest in his horrible childhood home with most of his colleagues on field duty, and Harry in Hogwarts with only a bitter old house-elf for regular company. He dies before his name cleared and dies in the battle out of a mix of lack of field experience and SuicidalOverconfidence and does not play a major role to help Harry achieve his destiny. His mistakes with Kreacher are cited by Hermione as a cautionary tale instead.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and James Potter were a "double act" as noted by their former teachers, Flitwick and [=McGonagall=]. In the flashbacks we see in the Pensieve, they bond instantly on the Hogwarts express and are inseparable.
* TooCleverByHalf: This is perhaps Sirius' real tragic flaw. Despite being fairly smart and insightful, he's led astray by SuicidalOverconfidence and underestimates his opponents and even [[spoiler: Peter Pettigrew, who managed to manipulate his friend into a trap that left him framed for mass murder and in prison for 12 years.]] His dismissal of Hermione and Dumbledore's concerns for Kreacher plays a role in [[spoiler: the circumstances leading to his death. In the end, his bravado and TrashTalk to Bellatrix Lestrange gives her the advantage needed to kill him.]]
* TragicHero: Perhaps the purest example in the series in terms of the classical theme of escaping one's roots. He spent his entire life trying to escape his family influence only to be framed for murder as a dark wizard and Muggle killer, something his family is known for. After escaping, he ends up under virtual house arrest in his childhood home [[spoiler: and ends up being killed by his cousin, at the instigation of the family servant.]] Like a Greek hero, he was punished by fate and chance for daring to be different from his family, with his tragic flaw being his tendency to be the CulturalRebel.
* TragicMistake: [[spoiler:His biggest mistake is his mistreatment of Kreacher. This is the main reason why he was killed after Harry was lured into a trap by the Death Eaters.]]
* TroubledButCute: Definitely was this in his younger years.
* [[spoiler:TraumaCongaLine:]] [[spoiler:He indirectly got James and Lily killed after they're all betrayed by their close friend [[ObfuscatingStupidity Peter]] [[DirtyCoward Pettigrew]], realizes this, then realizes that his friend Remus (who Sirius had begun to think was Voldemort's spy) was the man he ''should'' have trusted, and that his own complete blindness to the kind of person Peter really was allowed him to be outwitted by him and set up for the murders of three of his closest friends (including Peter himself.) His response to this is [[GoMadFromTheRevelation to go completely hysterical]], which doesn't help his case any (or at least it wouldn't have, [[MiscarriageOfJustice had he gotten a trial.]]) [[CassandraTruth No one believes him,]] and he promptly spends the next twelve years or so in [[TheAlcatraz Azkaban]] (where you have the joy literally ''sucked out of you'' by [[EldritchAbomination dementors]], not that Sirius at that point would have made for a very appetizing meal.) And then he is rather abruptly killed off before his name is cleared or he even actually gets to do much good. The woman who killed him was his cousin who, had Sirius not lost their duel via his [[SuicidalOverconfidence suicidal overconfidence,]] maybe wouldn't have gone on to kill several other characters before she was finally stopped (including his second cousin / the wife of his closest living friend, [[TearJerker leaving his third cousin an orphan who never knew either of his parents.]]) We will not even count him being ostracized by his family (even though his younger brother [[RedemptionEqualsDeath died]] after having a [[HeelFaceTurn heel-face turn]] Sirius never found out about) since he considered this to be [[TheUnfavorite one of the best things]] [[DysfunctionJunction that ever happened to him.]] [[TearJerker And he never gets be a guardian to Harry like both of them wanted him to.]] ''Damn.'']]
* UndyingLoyalty: He would give his life in an instant for his friends -- Peter's cowardice being his excuse for betraying the Potters enrages him. Even more awesome when you remember his animal form: dog.
* TheUnfavorite: As opposed to Regulus.
* UnstoppableRage: At Peter.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: How Madam Rosmerta remembers Sirius, who along with James always made her laugh. She finds his FaceHeelTurn almost impossible to believe, even years later. Needless to say, her instinct is vindicated.
* WalkingSpoiler: It's impossible to talk about him without giving away spoilers about his true nature from the third book.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As per WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Arthur Weasley was originally intended to die in the fifth book instead of Sirius.]]
* WhiteSheep: A good version of a BlackSheep, excusing the pun: He was one of the only members of his family who was not a staunch blood supremacist, and a Gryffindor rather than a Slytherin.
* WouldHitAGirl: He fights Bellatrix in the climax of the fifth book, [[spoiler:which leads to him getting killed]].
* YouKilledMyFather: Subverted. It is initially believed that Sirius Black was the one who betrayed Harry's parents to Voldemort, but it turns out that not only was he in fact not responsible for betraying them, he was actually framed by the person who supposedly tried to avenge them and died, Peter Pettigrew.
* YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: See UndyingLoyalty. "Then you should have died! Died rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!"
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Typical for an Azkaban convict.
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[[folder:Remus Lupin]]
See Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers.
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[[folder:Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody]]
->''"Alastor Moody. Ex-Auror, Ministry malcontent, and your new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. I am here because Dumbledore asked me. End of story, goodbye, the end! Any questions? When it comes to the Dark Arts I believe in a practical approach. But first, which of you can tell me how many Unforgivable Curses there are?"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Brendan Gleeson

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First introduced in Book Four, Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody is a retired Auror, with battle scars to prove it, who comes to teach at Hogwarts. An old ally of Dumbledore's, he is trusted to care for the students,despite his eccentricities from years of fighting and rampant paranoia. A member of the original Order of the Phoenix and came to join again when the call was sent out. He fights in several battles.

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* ActorSharedBackground: Brendan Gleeson was a teacher for fifteen years before becoming an actor.
* AntiHero
* [[AlliterativeName Alliterative Nickname]]
* {{Badass}}
** HandicappedBadass: He's got a wooden leg and a missing eye (though the latter isn't at all crippling, considering he has a magical replacement that can see in all directions and through solid objects). You'd think that magical technology capable of coming out with something like that eye could do better than a peg leg.
** RetiredBadass: By the fourth book, he was living in paranoid retirement but still able to handle his own in any fight.
* BerserkButton: Apparently, he does not like seeing people get attacked from behind.
* BigGood: Briefly, between [[spoiler: Dumbledore's death and his own]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Living proof of just how lenient Hogwarts' standards for teachers' behaviour are.
* CatchPhrase: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!"
* CoolOldGuy: He impresses both Fred and George after their first lesson with him. He takes no slack from whiners but has a soft spot for some students, like Neville.
* [[spoiler:DeadGuyOnDisplay]]: [[spoiler:What Umbridge does to his eye after he dies.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath]]
* EyepatchOfPower
* GeniusCripple
* {{Gonk}}: Described as looking as if his face were carved out of wood by someone who neither knew what a face looks like nor how to carve.
** AdaptationalAttractiveness: His scarring is toned down significantly for the films. For starters, his nose is still in one piece.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's noble, heroic - and a paranoid grouch.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Subverted -- he's on the good side, but his face is horribly scarred and disfigured (i.e., he's missing quite a chunk of his nose, and there ''is'' a reason for his EyepatchOfPower).
* KnightTemplar: Inverted - he's cynical, pragmatic, and skeptical of Dumbledore's 'second chances', but he holds himself to the same high standard. He stood out during Voldemort's first campaign because he avoided lethal force if possible and didn't use the tactics Barty Crouch authorized.
* InformedAbility: Moody's built up as one of the greatest Aurors of all time. Yet, despite all his constant vigilance, he gets [[spoiler: attacked and subdued in his own home]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', [[spoiler: he's quickly knocked unconscious "off-screen" during the battle in the Department of Mysteries]]. Then in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', he [[spoiler:gets killed offscreen by Voldemort without barely any fight]]. The best explanation anyone has for this is that he was more competent in his youth.
* LargeHam: Brendan Gleeson was clearly having a ball in the part.
* MadEye: It's not just for visual effect -- the electric eye is literally the size of a golf ball.
* NoodleIncident: Just who ''does'' Moody know who blew a buttock off?
** And just ''how'' does he know what Goblin piss tastes like?
* OldSoldier
* PragmaticHero: After having lost several body parts to dark wizards, he's not above using dirty tactics himself. Though Sirius notes that he would never use Crouch's legally sanctioned Unforgivables and he would always bring dark wizards alive if he could help it.
* ProperlyParanoid: For his appearances in the series, although it's implied that this attitude did not serve him well during the decade or so of peace between the wars.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Arguably to Tonks, who is his protege.
* [[spoiler: TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled]]: [[spoiler:He is killed in person by [[BigBad Voldemort]] five chapters into the last book. Thanks to [[DirtyCoward Mundungus Fletcher]] deserting, he is killed without much of a fight.]]
* TheWorfEffect: A frequent victim thereof.
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[[folder:Nymphadora Tonks]]
->''"They're very clean, these Muggles. It's unnatural."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Natalia Tena

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A young Auror with the distinction of being a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Metamorphmagus]]. She can easily change her appearance at will, making her an invaluable member of the Order of the Phoenix.
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* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}: She's an Auror who trained under Mad Eye-Moody. She was his favorite trainee.
* BattleCouple: With Remus.
* CoolBigSis: Hermione and Ginny view her as this.
* CuteClumsyGirl: She can't make it through a scene without tripping over something or breaking something in her enthusiasm to be helpful.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Nymphadora. Everyone, save for her parents, calls her "Tonks." (Even they call her "Dora," a more innocuous version.)
-->'''Tonks''': Don't call me [[EmbarrassingFirstName Nymphadora]]!
* EmpathicShapeshifter: [[spoiler: Her Metamorphmagic abilities start suffering in ''Half-Blood Prince'' because Remus is an InsecureLoveInterest to her.]]
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: Her and Remus, despite some early hurdles with Remus' (admittedly, justified) insecurity, end up this.]]
* KaleidoscopeHair: Of course.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LastMinuteHookUp: With Remus.
* LastNameBasis: She prefers to be called by her surname, since she considers her given name an EmbarrassingFirstName.
* LethalChef: Implied. Tonks mentions she's absolutely awful at household spells.
** Becomes Ironic when you consider that her son was raised by his grandmother, - Tonks' mother, Andromeda - who is good at cleaning spells, most likely meaning Teddy is good at them too. Tonks is outnumbered by her family!
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]: Justified, as she's a Metamorphmagus.
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[[folder:Molly Weasley, née Prewett]]
->''"No! That's enough! [Harry]'s just a boy, you say much more and you might as well induct him into the Order straight away."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Julie Walters

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Daughter of a clan of Aurors and older sister of Fabian and Gideon Prewett, two famous Aurors killed in the first war against Voldemort. Wife of Arthur Weasley and mother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron and Ginny. She eventually grows into a maternal figure for Harry and, to a lesser extent, Hermione.
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* ActionGirl / ActionMom: Becomes this for the last book.
* AlmightyMom: Especially in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]''. She'd rather bake and cook than fight, but you should ''NOT'' forget that Molly Prewett-Weasley comes from a family of Aurors.
* ApronMatron: She's the domestic type and clearly the one in charge of the household.
* BadassFamily: While Molly is a badass on her own, her ''entire family'' seems to be one; her brothers took several Death Eaters with them when they died, her children and husband are capable of kicking major ass, her 107 year old aunt is a badass, given that even Molly seems a bit quiet and timid around her. What must Molly's parents have been like?!
* BerserkButton: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]] Enough said.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She can be cheerful, kind, doting, and cook up a meal that could fill a giant, but if you cross one of her little lines, be prepared to endure a small taste of her anger.
* BrownEyes: She apparently has the same eyes as Ginny, according to the last book.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Her and her husband, Arthur, respectively. Subverted in the films, where Julie Walters isn't quite so chubby, nor Mark Williams quite so skinny.
* {{Determinator}}: She was obviously frustrated by the long line of Weasley men, because ''she would not give up'' on having a girl.
* DeathGlare: Typically Fred and George get it for their pranks.
* [[FantasyForbiddingFather Fantasy Forbidding Mother]]: She does not approve of Fred and George's ambition of opening a joke shop and wants them to work for the Ministry like their father and brother. She eventually comes around once she sees how successful they've become.
* FieryRedhead: A temper as red as her hair, as seen in the letter she sends Ron in the second book.
* FormerTeenRebel: Hinted at in the fourth book.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Despite being portrayed as a worrisome mother who seems too focused on her children's academic successes, she is one of most fearsome fighters of the Order.
* GoodParents / ParentsAsPeople: Flips between one and the other. She has a good heart, noble intentions and is an excellent ParentalSubstitute to Harry, but her short temper flashes through many times and has so many kids that Ron ends up quite ignored sometimes. Not to mention, it's implied that Ginny sometimes feels pressured by being the only daughter, since Molly desperately wanted to raise a little girl among all of her boys.
* HappilyMarried: She has a great relationship with Arthur and [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex they have seven children.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: She criticizes Mr. Diggory for blaming Harry for Rita Skeeter's article about the Triwizard Tournament not mentioning Cedric saying that "she goes out of her way to cause trouble." Meanwhile, she acts coldly towards Hermione because Skeeter wrote that she was toying with Harry's affections.
* HouseWife: Cooking, cleaning, gnome kicking, etc.
* LetsGetDangerous: When Voldemort comes back, she joins The Order. When the Death Eaters threaten her family, they get turned to stone.
* LikeASonToMe: She considers Harry one of her many sons. Somewhat deconstructed as she is very overprotective of him and acts as though she's the only parental figure he has. Lupin flat out tells her that she's not the only one who cares about him this way.
--> Sirius: [Harry]'s not your son!\\
Molly: He's as good as!
* MamaBear: Attack her children and you will swiftly be turned to stone. [[spoiler: She's the only hero to ever use the killing curse.]]
* MeaningfulName: While she's usually a [[GoodParents good parent]], she's been known to ''molly''coddle Harry and her children.
* NiceGirl
* ParentalSubstitute: Not much attention is drawn to it, but she's actually the first person ''ever'' to treat Harry as [[IJustWantToBeNormal just a normal child]]. For someone who's either been TheUnfavorite or (more recently) a LivingLegend to ''everyone he meets'', that's got to mean a lot.
* ShipperOnDeck: Everyone seems to think she is this for her son Bill and Tonks, mainly because she ''really'' doesn't like Fleur. [[spoiler: Turns out she and Arthur are this for Tonks and Remus, [[WhatTheHellHero and she is pretty cold to Remus over his rejection of Tonks]] ([[InsecureLoveInterest even if he's only doing it because he sees himself as ''not nearly'' good enough for her.]])]]
** Also is an obvious shipper of Ron and Hermione, given how she treats Hermione when she thinks the girl is pursuing Harry.
* SupremeChef: [[MundaneUtility One that uses her magic to handle the kitchen, and rather skillfully]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: After that [[PrecisionFStrike one line]], her popularity skyrocketed.
* TeamMom: To the Order.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She's kind and sweet and all... but if you displease her or behave badly, '''she flips the fuck out'''.
--> "Mrs. Weasley was marching across the yard, scattering chickens, and for a short, plump, kind-faced woman, it was remarkable how much she looked like a saber-toothed tiger."
* UpToEleven: She takes a page from Lucius' book in the eighth movie. [[spoiler:She's throwing killing curses at Bellatrix and finally turns her to stone...before shattering her less than a second later. Nonverbally. '''''[[BewareTheNiceOnes NON-FUCKING-VERBALLY]]'''''.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arthur Weasley]]
->''"Now, Harry you must know all about Muggles! Tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Mark Williams

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Husband of Molly, and the father of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron and Ginny. He is discriminated against by other wizards for his poverty and his sympathy toward {{Muggles}}, but he is happy and his family love him all the same, even if they do not share his interest in Muggles. He works as a minor bureaucrat in the Ministry.
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* AnimalMotifs: His Patronus is, naturally, a weasel.
* BerserkButton: Don't harm his children. This includes his own children pranking each other. [[spoiler:The one time he caught Fred and George getting Ron to make the Unbreakable Vow, he made Mrs. Weasley's typical temper look calm. It genuinely terrified Fred and George to not do it again.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: While a typical loving, BumblingDad, he is quite scary when angry - he was furious with Fred and George when they jinxed Dudley, and according to Ron, he practically ''erupted'' when they tried to get Ron to make an Unbreakable Vow. Arthur was also the one who had a shouting match with Percy before he walked out on the family in ''Order of the Phoenix'', something Fred and George note as unusual since it's usually Molly who does the shouting.
* BumblingDad
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Seen as one by his colleagues in the old Ministry because he tended to care about muggles as much as about his fellow Wizards.
* ByTheBookCop: As his job doesn't just require writing laws but enforcing those in his jurisdiction, he always makes sure he has good cause to act. Even if he suspects a person is hiding something, he won't go into a raid without good evidence.
* FantasticAnthropologist: He views Muggles in a curious, caring light and is fascinated with how they get around without magic.
* FieryRedhead: Not as much as his wife, but on the rare occasion that he gets angry he can be pretty scary.
* GoodParents
* GoodIsNotSoft: Despite being seen as "weak" for caring about Muggles by others in the Ministry, he is not afraid of pursuing leads against old, influential families, like the Malfoys.
* HappilyMarried
* HenpeckedHusband: A more minor example than most occurrences of the trope - while Molly yells at him during their first scene together, it's mostly because she's angry at him, and while she doesn't agree with his Muggle obsessions, she clearly loves him dearly.
* LoopholeAbuse: Writes laws against magicking Muggle artifacts specifically so that he can exploit the loopholes he left in them.
* MeaningfulName: Good man seeking to end the corruption in an old system and bring about equal justice to those who harm muggles. [[KingArthur Probably not this one.]]
* MundaneLuxury
* MundaneUtility
* NiceGuy
* PapaWolf
* ParentalSubstitute: To Harry
* PerpetualPoverty
* ThePlotReaper: Averted. Creator/JKRowling spared him because she did not want to kill off one of the few good fathers represented in the entire series. Although she very nearly did do it in book 5. [[spoiler:In the end, though, Remus Lupin was the trade-off.]]
** [[spoiler: [[WordOfGod Rowling]] revealed that she was going to kill him off in book five, but ended up killing off Sirius instead ([[FridgeBrilliance which may well explain Sirius' rather sudden death]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog after having an entire book devoted to setting up his backstory and general significance.]]) Then she was going to kill him ''again,'' this time at the Battle of Hogwarts, but ultimately ended up sparing him once more, compensating by killing off both [[HappilyMarried Remus and Tonks,]] which funny enough made their son an orphan by killing off both of his loving parents ([[BrokenAesop when the reason she spared Arthur was because he was such a good father.]]) This all seems to qualify him as a ''meta'' UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:William Arthur "Bill" Weasley]]
->''"[This house] was our aunt's. We used to come here as kids. The order uses it now as a safe house. What's left of us at least."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Domnhall Gleeson

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The eldest of the seven Weasley children, Bill works as a curse-breaker for Gringotts. He has long red hair and an earring, giving him a rebellious look. He is actually a very understanding person, and takes Ron in for the brief period after Ron leaves Harry and Hermione. He meets Fleur, and they become engaged. [[spoiler: He is attacked by Fenrir in the 6th book, which permanently disfigures his face]] but Fleur does not mind, and [[spoiler:their wedding goes well]]. Bill, being a member of the Order, participates in the Battle of Hogwarts. [[spoiler:In the future, he and Fleur have three children.]]
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* AdventurerArchaeologist
* AlliterativeName
* AloofBigBrother
* {{Badass}}
* BeautyToBeast: Not that Fleur minds.
* BigBrotherWorship: It's hinted a number of times that Ginny hero-worships Bill.
* CastingGag: Only appears in a brief portrait cameo prior to being re-cast for films 7 and 8 -- after being attacked by Greyback. He is said in the books to "bear a distinct resemblance to Mad-Eye [Moody]" after the attack. Domnhall Gleeson, who plays Bill in the films, is the son of Brendan Gleeson, who plays Mad-Eye.
* DemotedToExtra: In the films up until ''Deathly Hallows'', he wasn't mentioned in the films at all. His only actual appearances in the first six films was in the photo of the Weasley family in Egypt, which was onscreen for about a second.
* {{Foil}}: Arguably to Percy. Both were prefects and Head Boy at Hogwarts, but Bill is much more relaxed and adventurous, while Percy is much more corporately-minded and given to structure -- even after his HeelFaceTurn. Before Harry meets Bill, he assumes that he'd actually be more like Percy and is surprised when it turns out that he isn't.
* FieryRedhead
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried: To Fleur.]]
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Fleur is sometimes described as acting like Mrs. Weasley.
* MeaningfulName: Not him, but [[spoiler:his daughter Victoire was born on the one-year anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
* RedHeadedHero
* ScarsAreForever
* StupidSexyFlanders
* UglyGuyHotWife: The [[ScarsAreForever scars]] placed him in the trope.
* WoundThatWillNotHeal
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Charles "Charlie" Weasley]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Alex Crockford

The second-eldest of the Weasley children, Charlie lives in Romania studying dragons. He takes care of Hagrid's dragon Norbert[=/=][[spoiler:[[YourTomcatIsPregnant Norberta]]]] when Hagrid is forced to give it away and brings in the dragons used in the first task of the Triwizard Tournament. As a member of the Order, his job is to recruit foreign wizards to the fight against Voldemort. He participates in the Battle of Hogwarts.
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* AloofBigBrother
* {{Asexuality}}: Creator/JKRowling says Charlie is "more interested in dragons than women." [[spoiler:He is the only surviving Weasley child to never marry or have children]].
* DemotedToExtra: In the films he was mentioned a couple of times in the first film. His only actual appearance in the films was in the photo of the Weasley family in Egypt, which was onscreen for about a second.
* FluffyTamer
* TheGhost: His exclusion from the films makes him this, since he is still mentioned several times and sometimes indirectly affects the plot.
* InformedAbility: Mentioned as being the last very good Seeker Gryffindor had before Harry came along.
* PunnyName: His name is '''Char'''lie, as in to burn with flames. What does a dragon's breath do?
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fleur Delacour]]
->''"What do I care how 'e looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave!"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Clémence Poésy

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A student of Beauxbatons Academy and a Triwizard Champion, Fleur is a vain and high-maintenance quarter-Veela. However, she reveals herself to be a compassionate individual and loyal lover, and risks her life in the battle against Voldemort. [[spoiler:She marries Bill Weasley. In the future, they have three children.]]
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* ActionGirl: Participates in the Triwizard Tournament and fights in the Battle of Hogwarts.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted. Book version of Fleur is supposed to be exceptionally beautiful with some Veela charming powers to boot, but the film version is, while still pretty, not remarkably so.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is darker in the movies.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: While Bill is not "bad" as the typical case, it is noted she first caught interest in him because of his ponytail and dragon-fang earring, which his mother was asking him to cut and remove, respectively.
* BigSisterInstinct: Towards Gabrielle.
* CityMouse
* DefrostingIceQueen
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench
* ForeignFanservice
* FunetikAksent
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Bill Weasley.]]
* HelloNurse
* HiddenDepths
* HotWitch
* LovableAlphaBitch: Sometimes acts quite stuck-up, but isn't incapable of kindness.
* MeaningfulName: According to WordOfGod, her name comes from the French phrase ''fleur de la cour,'' meaning "flower of the court".
* NiceHat
* {{Ojou}}
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan
* SpoiledSweet
* UglyGuyHotWife: She's beautiful enough for both her and a heavily scarred Bill. Based on how her parents were described, they also fit the trope.
* UnevenHybrid: One-quarter veela. One of her grandmother's hairs forms the magical core of her wand.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aberforth Dumbledore ]]
->''"What makes you think you can trust him? What makes you think you can believe anything my brother told you? In all the time you knew him, did he ever mention my name? Did he ever mention [[CynicismCatalyst hers]]?"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Jim [=McManus=] and Ciarán Hinds

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Albus Dumbledore's younger brother and the innkeeper of the Hog's Head in Hogsmeade. He has a strained relationship with his brother, whom he blames for [[spoiler:the death of their sister Ariana]].
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* [[AlmightyJanitor Almighty Barkeep]]: He's no slouch as a wizard based on what we see, but he serves as the barkeep of the Hog's Head, a minor position surely compared to his brother being headmaster. However from this minor position, he's able to wield considerable influence, like spying on suspected Death Eaters and shady criminals and most awesomely, [[spoiler:preventing (then)Death Eater Severus Snape from hearing the complete prophecy given by Trelawney to Dumbledore during her job interview and throwing him out]]. This played a huge role in the series and its basically Aberforth Dumbledore doing his job.
* {{Badass}}: The fact that his one act in the last Battle of Hogwarts was to cast a ''nonverbal'' Patronus charm on steroids that took out a couple dozen Dementors reveals that, despite being OvershadowedByAwesome, he's no slouch in his own right.
* TheBartender
* BestialityIsDepraved: Maybe. Albus says he was once tried for some "inappropriate charms" he practiced on a goat.
** Rowling was once asked for further explanation by a fan. She asked the fan's age first, before giving a somewhat vague answer and specifying that [[LiesToChildren that was her answer to]] ''that particular fan''.
* BigBrotherInstinct: [[spoiler:He had this towards Ariana, his and Albus' younger sister, especially since she went half-insane after refusing to use magic following a traumatic experience in her childhood. He greatly resents Albus for her death, which came about during a three-way fight between him, Albus and Grindelwald, though to this day no one knows who cast the spell that killed her.]]
* [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes: In the eighth movie, he appears and gets rid of all of the Dementors aiding Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: His inn is mentioned as early as the first book, Albus mentions him in the fourth book, Moody mentions him in the fifth, he makes several brief, unnamed appearances in the fifth and sixth books, but he doesn't become important until the final book.
* CoolOldGuy
* CowardlyLion: He claims to lack the guts to directly go up against the Death Eaters, but participates in the Battle of Hogwarts anyways.
* CurbStompBattle: In the film, Aberforth versus at least a hundred Dementors. [[spoiler:The Dementors didn't stand a chance.]]
* DeterminedDefeatist
* TheDutifulSon: He's considered an oddball Black Sheep by most outsiders, but not between the brothers themselves. Albus describes him as "rough, unlettered and infinitely more admirable".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Until Book 7, literally. His own brother refers to him, as "the bartender" to Harry and even [[spoiler:Tom Riddle in his failed job interview]] and he's seen and glimpsed in this position with no one knowing his real name until Book 7, where Harry confronts him and realizes who he is.
* GrumpyOldMan
* HotBlooded: At least, he was implied to be this in his younger years. It was said that he much preferred to settle conflicts with dueling rather than negotiation. [[spoiler: Not to mention the time he broke his brother Albus's nose.]]
* KnowledgeBroker: The Hog's Head Inn under his stewardship serves as this, it becomes a kind of all purpose BadGuyBar that Dumbledore uses to spy on the underworld and other shady people. Aberforth is sharp and has a photographic memory which means he can always tell when some loser he ejected is back or when someone, [[spoiler:Severus Snape in his Death Eater days]] is where he's not supposed to be.
* NeverLearnedToRead: His brother isn't quite sure he did. In the afterlife, he even describes him as "unlettered".
* NoodleIncident: Mundungus Fletcher did ''something'' to piss off Aberforth years ago, Aberforth hasn't gotten over it, and Mundungus still isn't allowed back in the Hog's Head. That's all readers are told. Though we see them interacting in Book 6, A ChekhovsGun that recieves a CallBack in Book 7, where we learn that Abe bought Sirius' mirror off him.
** In-universe and among fandom, he's defined for the time he was persecuted by the Ministry for "performing inappropriate charms on a goat". So much so its a surprise how compelling and non-eccentric he is when Harry finally does talk to him since his reputation for eccentricity is so well known.
* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: It's clearly a cover for his eavesdropping, though.
* PragmaticHero: He tells Harry that he should keep Slytherin students as hostages against their Death Eater parents when Voldemort is attacking the castle. Harry reminds him that Voldemort wouldn't care anyway and that, ''his'' [[BigGood brother would never allow it]]. Aberforth only [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids harrumphs]] in response.
* RedOniBlueOni: A strong Red to his brother's Blue...
* TheResenter: To Dumbledore, though not for the latter's genius, Aberforth doesn't care less about that. He resents him for [[spoiler:taking over as protector of Ariana and doing a poor job of it, because of his self-interest in extending his own talents. Dumbledore agrees that he's right.]]
* RunningGag: Goats. Even his patronus looks like one.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Occasionally mentioned as having these in ''Deathly Hallows''.
* SiblingYinYang: As kids, Albus was the prodigy with his head in the clouds while Aberforth stuck to the real world. As adults, Albus is friendly, cheery, and world-renowned next to his cynical, reclusive brother.
* SourSupporter: Despite justifiably resenting his brother for the tragedy of their youth, Abe is a loyal member of the Order and even takes over as the BigGood to Hogwarts in the year after his brother's death among Neville's LaResistance. Furthermore, he plays a key role in the backstory, as the man [[spoiler: who ejected then Death Eater Severus Snape when he overheard the Prophecy, serving as a SpannerInTheWorks in preventing Voldemort from hearing the full prophecy.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kingsley Shacklebolt]]
->''"You may not like him, Minister, but you can't deny: Dumbledore's got style."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': George Harris

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->'''JohnMajor:''' I'm not getting rid of Kingsley Shacklebolt, if that's what you're suggesting! He's highly efficient, gets through twice the work of the rest of them--\\
'''Rufus Scrimgeour:''' That's because he's a wizard. A highly trained Auror, who has been assigned to you for your protection.
-->-- ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''

Kingsley Shacklebolt is a powerful, well-respected Auror who has joined the Order of the Phoenix. He uses his position to covertly fight evil, misdirecting the hunt for Sirius Black and modifying Marietta Edgecombe's memory to prevent her talking about Dumbledore's Army. He has protected the Muggle Prime Minister and Harry Potter on multiple occasions, and participates in the Battle of Hogwarts. After the battle, he becomes the Minister of Magic.
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* AnimalMotifs: Lynx Patronus.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Is a highly skilled Auror, leads the Order of the Phoenix after [[spoiler:Dumbledore and Moody are killed]], fights in the Battle of Hogwarts, and becomes Minister of Magic after the war.
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* {{Badass}}: Easily one of the most impressive fighters in the Order of the Phoenix.
** BadassBaritone: He has a deep voice that Harry more than once mentions is both calming and soothing.
* BaldOfAwesome / BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BigGood: Takes over after [[spoiler:Moody dies]].
* CultureEqualsCostume: Wears a dashiki in the films.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Very much so.
* ReverseMole
* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Our Ministers Are Different]]: Became the first true Minister Action after the war.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Awesomely {{Discussed}} and {{Averted}} on several occasions:
-->"We continue to hear truly inspirational stories of wizards and witches risking their own safety to protect Muggle friends and neighbours, often without the Muggles' knowledge. I'd like to appeal to all our listeners to emulate their example, perhaps by casting a Protective Charm over any Muggle dwellings in your street. Many lives could be saved if such simple measures are taken."\\
"I'd say that it's one short step from "wizards first" to "pure-bloods first", and then to "Death Eaters". We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving."
* WildGooseChase: As leader of the search for Sirius Black in ''Order of the Phoenix'', he deliberately sends the Ministry on one, telling them that Sirius has been spotted in Tibet.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:James Potter]]
->''"Lily, take Harry and go! It’s him! Go! Run! [[HeroicSacrifice I’ll hold him off!]]"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Adrian Rawlins

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Harry Potter's father, who was murdered by Voldemort before the series began. At Hogwarts, he, along with his friends Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew, made up the Marauders, a group of prank-pulling troublemakers.
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* TheAce: Combined with InsufferableGenius. In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', he and Sirius are basically described as this. They are described as talented fighters, excellent students who succeeded effortlessly and, in James's case, a peerless Quidditch player.
* AncestralWeapon: [[spoiler: Not a weapon. But The InvisibilityCloak is centuries old by the time James gets hold of it. He was seemingly unaware of the significance of the cloak but provoked Dumbledore's curiosity, who asked to borrow it a short while before he died.]]
* AnimalMotifs: His animagus form is a stag, befitting his noble and proud character.
* {{Animorphism}}: He can turn into a stag.
* ArchEnemy: To Severus Snape during his teenage years. And, despite the huge differences in their respective upbringings and worldview, they end up being rather similar in the end.
* {{Badass}}: In the First War, he escaped from Voldemort three times before dying.
* BigManOnCampus: To the core -- a bright student, very popular guy, skilled Quidditch player, comes from old money. Literally the only adult who had a consistently negative opinion of him was Snape.
* BoldExplorer: Along with his friends, he had this attitude towards Hogwarts, wishing to explore every nook and cranny and every secret passage on and off the grounds. Together they created The Marauder's Map as a legacy of their exploring.
* BlueBlood: Implied, seeing as he has a lineage stretching back to the Peverells and had enough money to support his family during the war without needing a steady source of income.
* BrilliantButLazy: Acknowledged to have been a bright student, though he was also a huge troublemaker. He also became an Animagus at the age of 15, along with Sirius and Wormtail, when there are only seven registered Animagi in the 20th century. Although he seems to have been more academically inclined than his son, being described as "exceptionally bright" by Professor [=McGonagall=] and certainly seems to have had little trouble or difficulty with his [=OWLs=].
* BrokenPedestal: For Harry himself, especially after the latter learns about his past.
** RebuiltPedestal: Harry obviously regained enough respect for his father that he was [[spoiler: one of the four spirits that emerged from the Resurrection Stone]] and he later named his first son after him.
** Actually, a brief moment in the fifth book shows that. After hearing Sirius and Remus laugh nostalgically about his father's antics, not understanding how they can take it lightly, he sees Ron behaving in the same way after his Quidditch triumph while resting beneath the same beech tree that James and his friends did. Harry's reaction is to [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming smile in recognition]].
* TheBully: As a teenager. [[TookALevelInKindness He eventually grew out of this]], even becoming the Head Boy in his final year at Hogwarts.
** BullyHunter: Let the irony sink in here. A large part of his hatred for Snape and his ilk was due to their racist ideology. His ''rage'' at Snape calling Lily a Mudblood sounds less like mindless viciousness and more like an extremely WrongGenreSavvy approach to standing up for her. Though Lily immediately points out that he's NotSoDifferent.
* CharacterDevelopment
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Lily when he was young. He managed to win her affections after Lily leaves [[spoiler:her other friend, Snape]].
* {{Cockfight}}: His bullying of Snape is definitely driven by this.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: It's implied by WordOfGod and the notes in Snape's Potions Textbook, that Snape's interest and involvement with the Dark Arts was primarily a means to get back at James for the way he was treated by James and his friends. Also, teaching Peter how to become an Animagus gave him the perfect tool to stab him in the back and get away with it.
* DeathByOriginStory
* {{Determinator}}: In regards to Lily, [[spoiler: although not as much as Snape. Unlike Snape however, James at the very least did listen to Lily's criticism and make some attempts at changing his attitude which Snape never did even after her death.]]
* DenyingTheDeadParentsSins: Until Harry sees Snape's memories, he never believed a word that Snape said about his father. [[spoiler: Realizing that Snape was right about his father's attitude as a young man leads to a HeroicBSOD on his part.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Outside of being a bully and a prankster when he was young, he wishes to win over Lily's affection without her being one of his bullying victims.
* DysfunctionJunction: As the leader of the Marauders, James was perhaps the most normal of the group, lacking family baggage (Sirius Black), a "furry little problem" (Remus Lupin) and feelings of insecurity (Peter Pettigrew).
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even School Bullying Has Standards]]: Was appalled at Sirius' "prank" which could have potentially killed Snape, leading him to rescue him at great personal risk and an EmbarrassingRescue for Snape. Despite this, he continued to treat Snape in the same manner, before and after the incident.
* EmbarrassingRescue: He saved Severus Snape's life when he discovered Sirius' prank. This changed nothing in their mutual antagonism.
* {{Expy}}: His and Sirius Black's young, teenage selves as seen in the 800-word prequel JK Rowling wrote for charity are completely interchangeable with Fred and George Weasley, who also go on to use the Marauder's Map (invented by James and Sirius and their friends), as well as [[spoiler: one of them dying and leaving the other scarred for life]]. If you changed the names in the 800-word prequel, the story would fit exactly to Fred and George with the exception of physical descriptions, their dialogue has exactly the same patterns and brand of humour, making him and Sirius seem very shallow in development (at least, them in their youth.)
** In-universe, James and Sirius are described by Hagrid as forerunners to the Weasley twins though Harry discovers that they were ''worse'' in many ways, doing things that makes Fred and George seem LighterAndSofter by comparison.
* FatalFlaw: Ironically, his generosity and trust in his friends. Peter was the one case where it was absolutely not justified, and his family's betrayal probably would have been averted if James had actually been an AlphaBitch who shunned and distrusted him.
** As per Pottermore, it was Remus Lupin(who James and Sirius had befriended) who brought Peter [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished into the fold]] and as per Sirius, James would never have agreed to take Peter as his SecretKeeper if he had not vouched for him. So maybe his real flaw was deferring to his good friends' HorribleJudgeOfCharacter.
* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: Non-racial example:
--> '''Lily''': What's he [Snape] ever done to you?
--> '''James''': Well, it's more the fact that he ''exists''.
* FormerTeenRebel: He eventually became a more matured Head Boy.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: From Snape's point of view, anyway. Averted in general, however.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Sanguine (In the four Marauders.)
* GenerationXerox: Harry is constantly reminded that he looks extraordinarily like his father and is told affectionately by Professor [=McGonagall=] that James was an excellent Quidditch player, while also sharing a similar commitment to the ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight ethos. All of this is true but James was also a SpoiledBrat and JerkJock while Harry shares similar life experiences to Severus Snape.
** His grandson, James Potter II is a more literal xerox, behaving in a cross between himself and the Weasley twins, teasing his younger brother, [[spoiler:Albus Severus.]] Somewhere, grandpa will be smiling...
* GoodCounterpart / {{Foil}}: The final three books reveal James to share several similarities to the likes of Draco Malfoy, Tom Riddle and even Dudley Dursley, despite his lifelong alignment to Good and his progressive moral and political stances.
** Like Malfoy he was a SmugSnake bully who was spoilt by his wealthy parents and prattled whatever his father told him. Indeed, the first meeting between Snape and James is an IronicEcho of the first meeting of Harry and Draco, only with the roles reversed.
** Likewise he shared a penchant for being a JerkJock who picked on people four on one, NotSoDifferent from Harry's observation of Dudley Dursley.
** Like Tom Riddle, he's TheLeader of a GangOfBullies with a SecretIdentity Nickname and moreover traded on his looks, charisma and academic standing to escape serious punishment for his actions (which would have gotten other students in Real Life and in the books, expelled). Moreover he indulged in illegal if not Dark Magic by becoming an animagus and was a ceaseless explorer of Hogwarts.
** An example of the series' GrayingMorality, that someone who is otherwise a good father, true friend and loving husband could also have FeetOfClay.
** Likewise, Ron Weasley, who often appeared a fool before the Muggleborn girl he loved and only became a couple in what would have been their last year at Hogwarts. Harry realizes the same when a chapter after seeing Snape's memory, he sees Ron prattling and running a hand through his hair much like his father.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's a brave wizard, a true friend and a good husband and father, but his lack of niceness to Severus Snape is a major character flaw.
* GoodParents: We briefly glimpse James playing with his son, on the night of his death, taking great joy in his son's reactions to flying bubbles.
** Harry's affection for his father and his HeroicSacrifice is what drives his famous WhatTheHellHero speech to Remus Lupin, his father's friend, [[spoiler: telling him that his abandoning his wife and child and lack of responsibility towards them is something James would never allow, citing how his father stood by him and his mother at the night of the attack.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: It's implied in the books and confirmed by WordOfGod that his targeting of Snape had to do with his (accurate) suspicions that the latter had feelings for Lily and was moreover best friends with her, despite being a weirdo interested in the Dark Arts.
* GuileHero: James and his friends secretly became animagi as students in Hogwarts, right under the noses of Albus Dumbledore, a powerful Legilimens. Dumbledore never discovered this until years after James' death.
** Likewise, James used his InvisibilityCloak to sneak around Hogwarts and kept this secret until a short time before his death from Dumbledore, to whom he showed the cloak.
* HappilyMarried: To Lily.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Sirius. Also, with Remus. James supported him financially because, as a werewolf, the law prevented him from getting a job.
* HeroicSacrifice: Willingly [[spoiler: goes forth to a BolivianArmyEnding charging at Voldemort without a wand, hoping that the mere seconds would be enough for Lily and Harry to escape.]] Unlike his wife, [[spoiler: for whom Snape tried to invoke [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege Spare Her My Liege]] he never had a real choice and was going to be killed anyway.]]
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade / NostalgiaFilter: An in-series example of someone whose later career as an anti-Voldemort resister and his early death made him remembered as a hero in the minds of the wizarding world who constructed a monument of him, his wife and Harry in Godric's Hollow as a memory of their sacrifice. As a youth, he was more known for his pranks and bullying antics, in particular for making Snape's life a living Hell, before maturing quite a bit thanks to Lily.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He taught Peter Pettigrew how to become an Animagus, and it was this skill that allowed him to successfully betray the Potters, frame Sirius, and escape justice.
* HonorBeforeReason: According to Remus Lupin, James would never stoop to suspecting any of his friends of treachery. This is shown in his choice of Sirius Black as SecretKeeper rather than Dumbledore himself. [[spoiler: Although Sirius was loyal, this ultimately [[GoneHorriblyWrong Goes Horribly Wrong]] for everyone since no one suspected Pettigrew of being a traitor]].
* [[spoiler:JacobMarleyApparel]]: [[spoiler:When he appears to Harry via the Resurrection Stone, he is said to be wearing the clothes that he died in.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: How his former teachers and Hagrid described him, a general troublemaker who was otherwise exceedingly loyal to his friends and a great wizard. His support and loyalty to his friends, even after finding out that Remus Lupin was a werewolf shows his great generosity. That said, Severus Snape for a [[HateAtFirstSight variety]] of [[GreenEyedMonster personal]] reasons brought out the worst in him.
** JerkJock[=/=]LovableJock: Was a talented and popular Quidditch player, and ''knew'' it.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Sirius told Harry that this was his father's general attitude when confronted with pulling of a risky, rule-breaking action. "The risk would have been fun for James". This also serves as subtle foreshadowing in the 5th Book, since that is definitely not his son's attitude.
* KnightInShiningArmor / LoveableRogue: He's described as the former by those who knew him as an adult. He's described as the latter by those who knew him as a boy, sans Snape and, for a time, Lily. It seems he was a combination of both with a mix of JerkJock thrown in for good measure.
* KnightTemplar: Had this attitude towards the Dark Arts and Slytherin House in general.
* TheLeader: Of the Marauders.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Like his father, Harry's a great Quidditch Player, a tireless fighter against the Dark Arts and a true friend, as well as a determined rule breaker who loves to explore the school grounds. However, unlike his father, Harry was on the receiving end of bullying in his childhood and shakes off the MoralMyopia that led his father to bully Snape.
* LoveRedeems: Maybe. But Lily would never have fallen for him if he didn't clean up his act.
* MeaningfulName: His name James comes from Jacob, which means "he usurps". [[spoiler: Similar to how he, from Snape's POV, usurped his position in Lily's affection.]]
* MessyHair: Like father, like son.
* MoralMyopia: James is described and shown as a firm opponent of the Dark Arts, Blood Purity and prejudice towards outsiders and supports his friend Remus Lupin who is otherwise persecuted by his condition. However, despite Snape's interest in the Dark Arts and friendship with future Death Eaters, he would attack him ForTheLulz and envy of his friendship with the girl he loves.
* NonIdleRich: Another way his and Snape's rivalry is a GrayAndGrayMorality version of Harry and Draco's. He's rich, well-taken care of and spoilt rotten by his parents (the Draco to Snape's Harry) but he's also SpoiledSweet and has genuine compassion for Remus Lupin and hates the Dark Arts and Voldemort despite being Pureblood.
* OlderAndWiser: Implied to have become this. We see hints in Lily's letter, discovered in the final book. She notes that her husband is feeling isolated while living in hiding but is making an effort not to show it, even though Lily can tell, proving that he's mature enough to put his family's happiness over his own.
* OfficialCouple: With Lily.
* PapaWolf
* PosthumousCharacter: Perhaps the most rounded one in terms of overall evolution of character, WartsAndAll. Though the CharacterFocus shifts from him to his wife in the final three books.
* RefugeInAudacity: This was pretty much how the Marauders made themselves be the height of cool. James uses this to endear himself to Lily, despite [[spoiler: subjecting her best friend to a HumiliationConga in broad daylight in front of a group of onlookers and promising to stop if she goes out with him.]] Unfortunately for him and fortunately for her, Lily doesn't take that crap.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: This is how the Dursleys saw him, not knowing that he and his wife were part of LaResistance in a Wizard War. He used his wealth to support him and his wife, as well as his friend Remus Lupin, leaving behind a considerable amount of wealth, after his death, to support his son's education.
* TheRival: [[spoiler: To Snape, for Lily's affections.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Like his son, he held this belief proudly. Unlike his son, he'd take it to level of breaking actual laws by becoming an unregistered animagus as a teenager, all just to help his werewolf friend.
** His attitude as a teenager could also veer into [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight Screw the Rules I'm Doing What I Want]], according to Severus, Sirius and Remus. Along with his friends, he unearthed almost all of Hogwarts' secret passages and according to Remus, routinely sneaked out of school boundaries. Snape, who was admittedly biased, felt that James believed that the rules did not apply to him. while Remus admits affectionately, that James would have been most disappointed had his son not sneaked out of Hogwarts once.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: The first four books initially presented James as DeceasedParentsAreTheBest only to reveal him to be this and a rare case of someone becoming good while his victim turned evil.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Hs never shown interest in any other girl, except for Lily.
* SmugSmiler: Most notably when he was hexing Snape.
* SmugSnake: As a teenager.
* SpecsOfAwesome: LikeFatherLikeSon
* SoProudOfYou: Expresses this sentiment [[spoiler: to Harry in the final book, when his shade comes out of the Resurrection Stone]].
* TeamDad: Served as this to the rest of the Marauders. Inspiring Sirius to become a Gryffindor in their first meeting and becoming an Animagus to help Remus Lupin with his transformation. For Sirius, James was a brother and provided him the family support, first with his parents and then with Lily and Harry, that he didn't have in his life. After graduating from Hogwarts, he also supported Remus financially, since because of his condition he could not find work.
* TeenGenius: Was regarded as a gifted and brilliant Wizard by his teachers and Remus Lupin, who notes that the animagus transformations would not have been possible if it had not been for his and Sirius' brilliance. This is also shown in The Marauder's Map.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Sirius Black.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Was apparently a believer in this and the main virtue he and his son share. Dumbledore and Remus affirm that James would not want [[spoiler: Peter Pettigrew killed even if he was a DirtyCoward traitor.]] In the books, despite his treatment of Severus Snape, he risked his life to save his, admittedly as a fallout for a prank by his friend Sirius but not one that he instigated, as Snape wrongly believed.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Described as this, along with his wife, by Hagrid.
* TookALevelInKindness: In Lily's eyes, he did in the 7th year. To his friends he was always warm and generous, if occasionally over-the-top.
** Subverted in the case of Snape, to whom he never truly changed. Even after he stopped hexing others, Sirius and Remus admitted that he remained, for James, a "special case".
* TrueCompanions: The Marauders.
* {{Troll}}: Ensured that the Marauder's Map would have a special in-built nasty insult in case Snape ever tried to read it. This endured even years after his death.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: {{Inverted|Trope}}. He starts out as a bully himself since young, but grew up to be a nice person.
** Actually even as a kid, he showed remarkable kindness and UndyingLoyalty to Remus Lupin and strongly supported Sirius after he was turned out by his own family. The fact is his kindness to a few of his friends led to MoralMyopia regarding his actions vis-a-vis Snape.
* WorthyOpponent: Voldemort briefly expresses this sentiment to Harry in the graveyard scene at the end of Goblet of Fire, noting that James Potter died "straight-backed and proud" and wishes Harry to aspire to the same ideal. [[spoiler: The glimpse of his death in Deathly Hollows confirms this. Although it's more a HopelessBossFight since James didn't have his wand and merely charged forward blindly in the hope he could give his wife whatever little time he could.]]
* WordOfGod: Contrary to the first movie, Jo says that he was actually a Chaser, not a Seeker.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lily Potter, née Evans]]
->''"Harry, you're so loved. Mummy loves you. Daddy loves you."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Geraldine Somerville

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Harry Potter's mother, who was murdered by Voldemort and whose sacrifice for her son saved his life and started the events of the series.
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* ActionMom: Implied. Although she's never actually seen in action, she's known to have been a skilled witch and was one of the few people who were ever able to escape Voldemort more than once.
* [[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]]: Apparently, [[MagneticHero Harry]] inherited this trait from her. Her relationship with [[spoiler:her former friend, Snape]] is a good example: [[spoiler:she, the clever, pretty object of the most popular boy in school's affections, was best friends with the poor, ugly, hot-tempered boy from her rival House. Yes, she eventually [[FeudEpisode breaks up with him]], but it's after years of watching him turn into a horrible person under the influence of Slytherin's junior Death Eaters, culminating in him calling her an unforgivable slur -- and it obviously breaks her heart to do it.]]
** There is a tendency towards {{Flanderization}} as while Lily was generally nice, she is not shy to express her dislike and distaste at what she feels is wrong, criticizing Snape's treatment of Petunia and his own MoralMyopia in hanging out with Death Eater friends who attack other students when he himself is attacked by the Marauders. She is forgiving and shows loyalty but is never shy to put her feet down, as Snape and James find out.
* AlwaysWithYou: "Harry... Harry, you are loved. You are so loved. Daddy loves you. Mommy loves you. Harry, be strong. Be safe."
** In the books, Dumbledore often explains to Harry that his parents' sacrifice and their example is a key source of his power and strength that he can draw from.
* AnimalMotifs: Her Patronus form is a Doe, as a result of her love for her husband whose animagus form was a stag.
** [[spoiler: After her death, it becomes Severus Snape's Patronus, signifying his ardour and commitment for her memory.]]
* {{Badass}}: During the First War, she managed to escape Voldemort three times, before dying. Only three others, her husband included, ever managed this.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Her friendship with Snape and his lifelong devotion to her memory develops because, for a brief period during their childhood and school days, she was the one person who looked past how incredibly difficult he was to be around and became friends with him, offering emotional support in his feud with the Marauders. This niceness ultimately allows her HeroicSacrifice to work.]]
* BerserkButton: James Potter pushes this when he attacks Severus Snape. What generally sets her off is people deciding to stand up on her behalf and tell her to what to think when she can make up her own mind.
** While generally angry at James, she takes his command to Snape to "Apologize to Evans" as a RantInducingSlight telling him in no uncertain terms that she doesn't need him to make Snape apologize to her and that he's NotSoDifferent.
** Likewise when Snape warns Lily over James' growing affections he tells her that he won't let her be fooled by him. Her reaction is to cut him off with an angry "let me?", which likewise scares Snape into silence.
* BettyAndVeronica / BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: A rare female version whose only two identified suitors included her childhood best friend and a slightly more wealthy but snobbish outsider. Her feelings and relationship between them follow a classic HourglassPlot.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Petunia's Cain. [[spoiler:She is also the Abel to Snape's Cain of the childhood friends variety.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She had known James ever since they were young, prior to their marriage. [[spoiler:In a one-sided example, Snape was unable to win her affections after he calls her an unforgivable slur about Muggles.]]
* CharacterFocus: The first four books considerably etched out her husband's backstory and provides much information about his schooldays with little mention of Lily. Her growing focus in the final three books signifies the central role she plays in the life of her son [[spoiler: and Severus Snape]].
* TheConscience: In her life she served as this for both Severus Snape and James Potter, leading the latter to eventually tone down his BigManOnCampus stick. However, despite her repeated criticisms of his friends, Snape never listened to her during their schooldays. [[spoiler: After her death, she becomes this to Snape, her death and sacrifice starting a lifelong HeelRealization]].
* DeathByOriginStory
* [[spoiler:[[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Snape?]]]]: [[spoiler:She really must have felt ''way'' disappointed after Snape calls her a "mudblood" and had been learning Dark Arts right behind her back.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: To Sirius Black, who as a young first-year girl she huffed up on being seated next to him. Years later, and much CharacterDevelopment on both sides, she considers Sirius a true friend and unconditionally trusts him. As evidenced by the letter discovered by Harry.
* FieryRedhead: She's mostly described as being studious and in Snape's memories, she's fairly calm and composed. The one glimpse of her temper, directed at James Potter, is incredibly memorable however.
* GiveGeeksAChance: [[spoiler:According to Rowling, a romantic relationship may have in fact developed between Snape and Lily if he hadn't called her a mudblood and hung around Dark Wizards.]]
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She actually loved her sister and was very sad when Petunia acted all cold towards her and called her a "freak" for going to Hogwarts. 11-year-old Lily didn't see how jealous and bitter her sister was because of their parents' favoritism towards Lily. They never reconciled.
* GreenEyes
* HappilyMarried: With James.
* HeroicSacrifice: Considering [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning what it sets into motion]], hers may be the biggest sacrifice of the series. WordOfGod explains that hers is the one sacrifice where the character makes a genuine choice between life and death, driven purely by her MamaBear instinct. The later books constantly clarify the meaning and impact of her authentic sacrifice not only on the story's plot but also [[spoiler: for Snape's gradual CharacterDevelopment]].
* IceQueen: Becomes this when Snape crosses what she considers his MoralEventHorizon, talking to him in a cold tone and even using the Marauders' own insult, "Snivellus" to talk to her ex-friend. A surprising contrast for her otherwise FieryRedhead demeanor in the [[FanNickname Snape's Worst Memory scene]].
* KnightTemplar: More than any Gryffindor in the series, even her own son, Lily averts this. She befriends a rather unpopular Slytherin in the middle of Voldemort's rise to infamy, and being a treasured student of the Slytherin Head of House of her generation, who is himself a TokenGoodTeammate for Slytherin in the entire series.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:To Snape, in a one-sided ChildhoodFriendRomance.]]
* MamaBear: Protects her infant son with [[ThePowerOfLove love]] so awesome [[spoiler:it helps him escape certain death ''from beyond the grave''.]]
* MoralityPet: Lily brought out the best in [[spoiler:Snape]] as children. After [[spoiler:he indirectly caused her death, she became his MoralityChain.]]
** She also served as this to James, who refused to cast a hex on her and at least made a token effort to stop bullying Snape at her constant rebuke. He also noticeably deflates when Lily insists that he's NotSoDifferent. He would take her criticism to heart and eventually undergo CharacterDevelopment in his final year.
** Lily is something of a deconstruction of the MoralityPet in that she refuses to be the single exception to otherwise unpleasant behaviour, and merely enable her friend's flaws. She refuses to be the TokenMinority friend of Snape when he hangs out with racists simply because, in his words, "she's different" ("Why Should I Be Any Different?" is her retort). Likewise, she refuses to enable James' bullying when he does it for ostensible noble reasons. Basically, Lily would not be part of anyone's life if they were merely nice to her and put her on a pedestal but continue to be [[JerkAss JerkAss]]es.
* PluckyGirl: Lily was not afraid to speak her mind, telling off James for his immaturity, and [[spoiler: knowing when to break off her friendship with Snape.]]
* OddFriendship : She and [[spoiler: Severus Snape were childhood friends, knowing each other for two years before coming to Hogwarts and before being sorted into rival houses. After that, their friendship was sustained for five years, getting strained because of Snape's descent into the Dark Arts, which apparently led Lily's other friends to question her association with him, which she mentions in their friendship-breaking conversation.]]
* OfficialCouple: With James.
* [[spoiler:TheOneThatGotAway: To Snape. His eventual descent into the Dark Arts and the Death Eaters cost him Lily's friendship, (maybe) her love, and eventually, her life. He is all too painfully aware of this.]]
* ParentalFavoritism: Maybe. Petunia accuses her parents of such, but it's unclear how much of it is the truth and how much of it is just Petunia's [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy and bitterness]] talking.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything: WhenItAllBegan. And what ultimately triggers the SpannerInTheWorks HeroicSacrifice which drives the story's plot, [[spoiler: unwittingly rejecting Voldemort following up on Snape's [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege Spare Her My Liege]] offer]]. Because she had a choice between her life and her son's life, and chose Harry over hers, Harry becomes TheChosenOne.
* PosthumousCharacter
* ThePowerOfLove
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She would never have given James the time of day if he hadn't undergone some CharacterDevelopment, refusing to be impressed by his BigManOnCampus bluster. He eventually understood this and toned down his behavior in the final years, as per his friends.
* [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege Spare Her My Liege]]: [[spoiler: Severus Snape asks this to Lord Voldemort in the selfish hope of ComfortingTheWidow. Her rejection of this offer turns out to be the SpannerInTheWorks for the entire series.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives an epic one to James Potter when the latter persists in making a fool of himself by trying to defend her honor when [[spoiler: Snape calls her a Mudblood]], chewing him out for his arrogance, cruelty and callous jokes, insisting that he's NotSoDifferent.
** [[spoiler: Gives a colder one to Severus which seems to end their friendship, telling him that he's betrayed her trust and that he still doesn't see anything wrong with his Death Eater friends or calling other people "Mudblood".]]
* TeenGenius: According to Slughorn, she was very gifted during her years at Hogwarts.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: She is the first character who is good at heart to be killed off.
* {{Tsundere}}: Possibly towards James. The biggest factor keeping James from getting involved with Lily in their youth was his JerkJock tendencies.
** There's a brief hint of her feelings towards James in the Pensieve scene, where Lily briefly seems to smile at one of James' antics, though she quickly reigns it in. WordOfGod admits that this was the case.
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler:After Snape calls her "Mudblood". She doesn't go into a berserk screaming fit of rage, but it's clear she's pissed off nonetheless.]] She shows the same controlled fury when [[spoiler: Snape comes and begs forgiveness from her after the incident]].
* TrueCompanions: Seems to have regarded the Order of the Phoenix and her husband's friends as this as evidenced by the letter to Sirius discovered in the final book by Harry [[spoiler: and Severus Snape]].
* WhatBeautifulEyes: There's a lot of emphasis on her green eyes, which Harry inherited from her.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:With Snape. He ''really'' shouldn't have hung out with the wannabe Death Eaters in the first place.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Of all the posthumous characters, she gets the least focus as compared to her husband who gets a WartsAndAll portrayal in the course of the seven books. We mostly see her from Snape's POV and we hear about her being a good student from Slughorn but neither mentions gives a real sense of her character.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: After seeing his parents argue as teenagers and seeing his father's unpleasant side, Harry in his BrokenPedestal HeroicBSOD wonders how his parents got married, only to be reassured by Remus and Sirius that she did have some feelings towards her father and fell in love only after he changed his behaviour.
** Considering [[spoiler: Snape's obsessive grudge against James Potter well into adulthood and his ardour for Lily, one can safely assume that he felt the same way. On meeting Dumbledore for the first time, he tries to dissociate Lily from her family, only caring that Voldemort's fixation for Lily's baby would jeopardize her by association]]. One reason he insists Dumbledore not tell anyone for the real reasons for his HeelFaceTurn was him being UnbalancedByRivalsKid. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Frank And Alice Longbottom]]
->''"My son and his wife were tortured into insanity by You-Know-Who's followers. They were Aurors, you know, and very well respected within the wizarding community. Highly gifted, the pair of them."''
-->'''Augusta Longbottom''' on her son and daughter-in-law

Neville's parents, who were driven insane after being tortured by Bellatrix Lestrange.
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* TheAce: By Dumbledore's own word, they were extremely popular, and other characters mention that they were both highly skilled Aurors. The whole Wizarding world was enraged after their attack.
* {{Badass}}: During the First War, they managed to escape Voldemort three times before being tortured into insanity. They could be arguably considered more {{Badass}} than most, as they were also Aurors and members of the Order, actively participating in the battle against Voldemort and the Death Eaters on two fronts.
** To wit, they suffered all the same fates as the Potters, but they didn't die. While they didn't get ThePowerOfLove, they did prove to be too powerful to be killed.
* BadassFamily: Frank, Alice, Augusta and without doubt Neville. All of them grade-A asskickers.
* BattleCouple
* DrivenToMadness: As a result of prolonged exposure to the [[AgonyBeam Cruciatus Curse.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: And one of the, if not the, saddest fates dealt in the series.
* HappilyMarried: That lasted for a tragically short time.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Alice's hair turned white as a result of being tortured into insanity.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Their eventual fate, with the trauma coming from the combined Cruciatus Curses from the Lestranges and Barty Crouch Jr.
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[[folder: Arabella Figg]]
->''"Dementors in Little Winging! Whatever next? The whole world's gone topsy-turvy!"''

Harry's neighbour, who is actually a member of the order.
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* ChekhovsGunman: Mentioned a few times in the first and fourth books, the fifth book reveals she's an Order member.
* CrazyCatLady: She keeps a number of cats -- but it's eventually revealed that, one, she does so because she's a specialist breeder (of cat/[[AllWitchesHaveCats kneazle]] crossbreeds) and animal dealer, and two, she does so as a cover. As she explains to Harry, she was assigned to look after him while he was staying with the Dursleys, but the only way she'd be allowed by them to babysit is if she was the "neighborhood kook" and Harry specifically didn't like staying with her.
* JerkassFacade: She intentionally acted unsympathetic toward Harry so the Dursleys would trust her with babysitting him and she could protect him. In truth, she is fairly likable, and even apologizes to him about it when he finds out the truth.
* MuggleBornOfMages: Arabella is one of only two "Squibs" named in the series, the other being [[Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers Argus Filch]].
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[[folder: Mundungus Fletcher]]
->''"More? That wouldn’t have been effing difficult…bleedin’ gave it away, di’n’ I? No choice."''

A petty thief and con artist. Despite his sliminess he remains a loyal member of the Order, and he owes Dumbledore for saving his life. His knowledge of the criminal world is useful to the protagonists.
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* AntiHero: A mix of type I and V.
** UnscrupulousHero: He'll do his bit for the Order, so technically he's on the side of good. But you'd be a fool to leave your valuables around him, and the rest of the Order is fully aware of this.
* BlackMarket: Sells all manner of stolen and/or possibly illegal goods. He particularly got under Harry's skin for ransacking the Black house and selling Black family heirlooms.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward: He won't hesitate to save his own skin in a tough situation.
* [[FellOffTheBackOfATruck Fell Off the Back of a Broom]]: Actually says this verbatim at one point.
* {{Foil}}: To the Weasley twins, in a way. Both are resourceful, clever in their own way, and don't mind putting a toe across a line every so often to get what they want, but while the twins have a moral compass and have lines they won't cross, for Mundungus this doesn't seem to be the case.
* NoodleIncident: He's banned from the Hog's Head; we never find out why. It's also stated that he's with the Order as a favor to Dumbledore for getting him 'out of a tight spot' once. This is never explained, either.
* TheRat: One of the biggest reasons as to why he is allowed to remain in the Order.
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