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[[header:The Order of the Phoenix]]

A secret society formed by Albus Dumbledore during the first war against Lord Voldemort. They suffered heavy casualties in the fight, losing most of its original members. It went dormant after Voldemort's disappearance, but was reactivated after his resurrection.

The Order of the Phoenix protects opponents of Voldemort, provides security, intelligence and surveillance on vulnerable areas of the wizarding community. It attempts to foster anti-Dark Arts resistance through protection and promotion of Muggleborn rights and attempts to form alliances with goblins, giants and werewolves. Its members include faculty in Hogwarts, employees and officials in the Ministry of Magic, prominents witches and wizard in other parts of wizard society, as well as a host of allies who might not be members themselves but are part of their network. It's members do not have any identifying marks, but communicate by Patronus.

* AnimalMotifs: All the members use the Patronus to communicate. This was a spell invented by Dumbledore himself and is absolutely impervious to any attempts to break communications by both Death Eaters and Ministry.
* 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. In the case of the Second War, casualties include [[spoiler:Sirius Black, Emmeline Vance, Albus Dumbledore, Alastor Moody, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Severus Snape. Fred Weasley, who is not a member of the Order but certainly one of its partisans, was also killed in action]].
* 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, though they come off as being far more professional than the Death Eaters. For one thing they still function and operate [[spoiler:even when their leader is taken out, and even after the Ministry and Hogwarts falls]]. Dumbledore delegates responsibility to different members assigned to tackle the ministry, the school, protection and espionage in simultaneous operations. Likewise, Dumbledore is way better at hiding secrets and protecting communications than Voldemort.
* MultinationalTeam: The Order tries to cultivate this but they don't quite succeed in winning over moderate werewolves and giants or swaying Goblins into their ranks, as both Remus and Hagrid admit. That said, Olympe Maxime, headmistress of Beauxbatons, did conduct a mission for them and is stated to be an ally of Dumbledore.
* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: Despite having a name that sounds like an ancient secret society and Harry and the Trio thinking that the Order knows all the secrets, it's clear that they are kept in the dark by Dumbledore just as much as everyone else. And they occasionally complain about this as well. Things they aren't privy to include [[spoiler:Snape's true allegiance, the full contents of the Prophecy, Voldemort's Horcruxes and Harry's mission]].
* UndyingLoyalty: With the exception of Wormtail and the unreliable Mundungus Fletcher, everyone has this to each other, Dumbledore and Harry, regardless of any temporary tensions between them.

!!Both Orders
[[folder:Albus Dumbledore]]
See Characters/HarryPotterAlbusDumbledore.

[[folder:Sirius Black]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/GaryOldman
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"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."''

The WhiteSheep (sorry, we couldn't resist the pun!) of the elitist House of Black, James and Lily Potter's best man, and one of the finest members of the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius was falsely convicted and sent to Azkaban for leaking information to Voldemort and murdering Peter Pettigrew. Acts as Harry's godfather and is the most consistent father-figure for the Boy Who Lived despite being on the run from the Ministry of Magic
* 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.
* AgeLift: Sirius met Harry in his early 30s, and died at the age of 36. Gary Oldman was already 45 in the film version of ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.
* TheAlcoholic: Is implied to be this, at least by the time of Book 5. It's probably at least partially caused by being cooped up in a house he hates, not even allowed to leave the building.
* AnimalMotifs: Aside from being able to turn into a dog, he also has a lot of dog-like characteristics, most memorable being that his laugh sounds a lot like a bark. More subtly, Sirius is brazen and fun-loving but also reckless. He's devoted and loyal to the death with the people he trusts, and stand-offish and hostile to those he doesn't.
* {{Animorphism}}: Sirius was able to become an Animagus at the early age of fifteen, assuming the shape of a large black dog, like the Grim. Since he was unregistered, he was able to take advantage of this ability to elude his Ministry captors.
* AntiHero: Even though Sirius is a definite good guy, he's also HotBlooded and can be quite the hypocrite.
* BadassBiker: Sirius owned his own motorcycle, a flying one with a sidecar, that was used by Hagrid after his imprisonment.
* BadassMustache: In the films. Comes with the territory of being played by Creator/GaryOldman.
* BerserkButton: He's so HotBlooded that it's almost difficult to tell specific berserk buttons apart from his normal behavior but he has several:
** Don't threaten Harry in front of him, ''ever''.
** Don't accuse him of being a coward.
** Don't talk about James and Lily negatively.
** Don't rub his mistake with naming Peter Pettigrew as Secret-Keeper in his face. Peter Pettigrew's name alone seems to fill him with murderous rage.
* BigBrotherMentor: Despite actually being Harry's godfather.
** This is actually a problem since he looks at Harry as a ReplacementGoldfish for his father whom 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.
* BigFriendlyDog: [[CaptainObvious When he's transformed]]. In the ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' movie, Sirius claims James [[LampshadeHanging pointed this out]] and joked that he should have made the change permanent.
%%* TheBully: During his school days. He and James would often hex and humiliate classmates he didn't like such as Snape; at least once this was done simply out of boredom. It should be noted that despite the good and honorable man he became he didn't quite let go of these tendencies, readily antagonizing Kreacher (who was forced to obey him) and calling Snape "Snivellus" even during his adult years.
* ByronicHero: In another way, he and Severus Snape are NotSoDifferent; Sirius is apparently quite clever and used to be very attractive before the strain of being locked up for twelve years for a crime he didn't commit ruined his good looks. Plus, bonus points for being slightly mad, a wee bit homicidal, and the last heir of a noble family from which he inherited a spooky old house. And both he and Snape have a flair for the melodramatic.
* CelibateHero: He was noted to be a ChickMagnet during his school days, though when Harry sees Snape's Pensieve memories he seems oblivious to a girl eyeing him hopefully. Even after Azkaban he seems to have little interest in love.
* 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 (at the hands of the people the Ministry believed him to be strongly allied with) 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. As a response to his family's hatred for non-magical people and culture, Sirius becomes a motorcycle enthusiast and puts non-moving posters of Muggle girls in his room. 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.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Sirius, who had (let's count!): 1) a dead best friend, 2) a dead brother, 3) abandoned (disowned) by parents, 4) spent 13 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, 5) been betrayed by former [[TrueCompanions True Companion]] Peter Pettigrew!
* DarkIsNotEvil: His animagus form is a dangerous looking dog, and he looks crazed and disheveled, but he is a good and loyal man.
* 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: Sirius explains he maintained his sanity in the wizarding prison by magically turning into a dog, so his simpler intelligence would prevent the guards from forcing complex emotions like depression upon him.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Had a pretty bad moment of this. 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 flipped out when he found out and proceeded to save Snape's life Even years later, Sirius believes Snape deserved it (though one wonders why Snape even listened to Sirius in the first place.)
* 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.
* EtTuBrute: He was blamed for the murder of the Potters by Peter.
* 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.
* GoodAllAlong: Sirius is set up in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' as Voldemort's [[TheDragon Dragon]], a mass-murderer who killed thirteen people with a single curse, later "revealed" to be a traitor to the Potter family after they made him Secret-Keeper. [[spoiler: It turns out that Sirius was framed for these crimes by Peter Pettigrew, who is much less conspicuous and competent than Sirius was made out to be (Pettigrew is far from being Voldemort's Dragon, and was only secret-keeper for the Potters because Sirius suggested it), and that Sirius is in fact a HeroWithBadPublicity who ends up being a father figure of sorts to Harry.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: During the books he seems to be on the path to becoming a much better person, bus as a teenager, he was known for being very reckless and wild (to which he does eventually admit he isn't proud of). He noticeably didn't see anything wrong in potentially feeding a fellow student to his werewolf best friend, regarding it as a "joke" (although most likely, he simply didn't believe his prank would actually work).
* 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
* HappilyAdopted: Briefly, as a teenager. It's unclear if he ran away from home or was kicked out, but eventually left his racist family to move in with the Potters until he was old enough to live on his own. He and Harry plan on doing this themselves; when Sirius suggests he take legal guardianship of Harry to take him away from his abusive household, it genuinely seems like one of the happiest moments in both their lives. [[spoiler: Then he died before it could ever happen.]]
* 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.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Most of the wizarding community (and even the Muggle community) believes him to be a dangerous and violent mass murderer despite being the only one to reprimand the real person behind the murders.
* 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, though he only died because of a magical gate and him passing through it. He probably would've won if it was not there.]]
* 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.
* HotBlooded: As an adult, Sirius was shown to be capable of an explosive temper when angered, a trait shared by his mother, Walburga Black, and his mad cousin, Bellatrix Lestrange. His years in Azkaban contributed dramatically, which was especially evident during 1993 and 1994: trying persistently to capture Peter Pettigrew, going to lengths that even Dumbledore commented as not those of an innocent right-thinking man. Later on, he occasionally demonstrated himself to be reckless, immature, and even downright irresponsible. In several instances, he risked getting caught by the Ministry because he felt stir-crazy in his house, and advised Harry to take rash actions. Much of this can likely be attributed to the vast amount of time spent in jail, which stunted his emotional development and making him especially eager to spend time with and protect his loved ones.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Despite his axiom that [[NiceToTheWaiter 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. Not that Kreacher liked him back, though.
** 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.
* IHatePastMe: Downplayed exanple; he's not proud of some of the stuff he did back when he was younger.
* 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. It worked -- and, he got a lot of money for it from his uncle too!
* 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. Unless he just did it to piss of Walburga.
* ItsAllMyFault: When Harry confronts him and accuses him of killing his parents, Sirius does not deny it. [[spoiler:However, it's because he considers James and Lily's deaths his fault since he was the one who suggested making Wormtail the Secret-Keeper.]]
* 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 because he's staying at his parents home and because he feels useless.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As an adult, he mellows out somewhat. He still hates Snape and Kreacher but is otherwise a very nice person. There are a few moments that indicate him maturing greatly, such as when he points out he's not proud of how he and James treated Snape in school.
* KirkSummation:
** 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 Books 4 and 5.
** Sirius corrects Harry's assumption that Umbridge is a Death Eater by pointing out she doesn't have to be to be a prejudiced, evil woman.
* 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.
* LastNameBasis: Rowling does this with him for most of his first appearance. But when the truth about him is revealed, she suddenly switches to his first name, eventually permanently.
* LukeIAmYourFather: A variation. 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.
* 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.
** The constellation it's in is in mythology a hound fated to always catch his prey... and Sirius, for better or worse, has the same determination when looking for his in his debut book ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.
* 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.
* 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.
* NeverFoundTheBody: It is heavily implied that when Bellatrix knocked him through the Veil, he was transported directly to the afterlife. As such, his physical body most likely doesn't exist anymore.
* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Sirius's story arc and backstory is inspired by [[http://marissabidilla.blogspot.in/2015/03/the-house-of-mitford-and-house-of-black.html Jessica Mitford]], the daughter of an aristocratic family of Nazi sympathizers who ran away from home and became a CulturalRebel and leftist. Jessica Mitford is also one of Rowling's heroes. In terms of appearance, especially in the movies, he bears a resemblance to [[http://www.nndb.com/people/449/000022383/manson1-gloom.jpg this photo of Charles Manson]] (except in Mary [=GrandPre=]'s illustrations, where he is drawn as clean-shaven).
* NoodleIncident: "Usually, I have a very sweet disposition as a dog. In fact, more than once, James suggested that I made the change permanent. The tail I could live with - but the fleas, they're murder." Sirius's tone of voice implies that he ''has'', indeed, on at least one occasion, ''given himself a tail while he's in human.''
* 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. Then again, [[spoiler: finding out one of your best friends sold you and your friends out to have them killed, especially one you trusted to keep their location secret]] would cause a severe mental breakdown in anyone.
** 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.
*** To be fair to Sirius, that might just be his family - his mother wasn't subtle in any way, Regulus went blundering into a half assed plan to stop Voldemort that got him killed, Andromeda ran away from home and married a Muggleborn, Bellatrix went ''stark stirring mad'' an Narcissa '''''lied to Voldemort.''''' Being subtle does ''not'' run in the family!
* NotSoDifferent:
** From Severus. [[spoiler:Both are byronic heroes, and despite both being ultimately good people and regardless of how excusable it may be, both of them can still sort of be dicks.]] He also serves as a foil to Snape when you take their backgrounds into account. 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 half-blood wizard who ultimately chooses to side with the supremacists. [[spoiler:Though Lily's death eventually makes him realize how wrong he was.]] They both played an unintentional role in the deaths of the Potters and dedicated their lives to protecting Harry out of loyalty to one of his parents, with said parent being the person Sirius and Snape loved most in the world (James for Sirius, Lily for Snape). That being said, both men are guilty of confusing Harry with his father and treat him as they would treat James, which occasionally caused problems for all three of them.
** His intense loyalty and status of best friend to Harry's father make him rather similar to Ron, despite their initial encounter as enemies.
* OldShame: InUniverse example. 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: Malfoy threatens Sirius's godson in exchange for information, only for Sirius to bust into the room, skip magic entirely, and deck Malfoy before dueling with Malfoy's goons.
-->"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.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: 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. [[spoiler: He's also on the receiving end in ''Azkaban'' as far as Snape is concerned, not only for [[DisproportionateRetribution their antagonism]] but because Snape believed that Sirius betrayed Lily to Voldemort.]]
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 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 (assuming they hadn't met before) 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, albeit only by knocking him back into a gate who's magic kills him.]]
* 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.
* 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: Two major ones:
** [[spoiler:Trusting Peter Pettigrew implicitly, a mistake that led to the deaths of James and Lily and which would haunt him for the rest of his life.]]
** [[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.]]
* 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 first cousin once removed/ the wife of his closest living friend, [[TearJerker leaving his first cousin twice removed 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.'']]
* TroubledButCute: Definitely was this in his younger years.
* 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, Sirius's rebelliousness and tolerance lead to him being disowned by his parents and wiped from the family tree.
* UnstoppableRage: At Peter. Painfully justified though.
* 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.
** Actually inverted. Sirius may have gotten up to some cruel things in his youth, but like James, has grown out of most of it.
* WalkingSpoiler: It's impossible to talk about him without giving away spoilers about his true nature from the third book.
* 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.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Typical for an Azkaban inmate, Sirius looks far older than thirty or so because of the despair he went through in prison.
* YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: See UndyingLoyalty. "Then you should have died! Died rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you!"

[[folder:Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''Constant Vigilance!'']]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/BrendanGleeson
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"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?"''

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, he rejoins it despite Dumbledore likely wanting him to recover after being [[spoiler: locked in a trunk for most of the previous year]]. He fights in several battles.
* TheAce: Alastor Moody was widely known as one of the greatest wizards of modern times, both for his work as a member of the Order of the Phoenix and as an Auror for the British Ministry of Magic, as well as his extraordinary skill in many disciplines of magic. He was an expert in at least Charms, Transfiguration, Defensive Magic, Herbology and Potions. This speaks for his versatility and his extensive expertise in many magical disciplines, which is a very big accomplishment for a sorcerer. While most are skilled in different areas of magic but are best at one specific kind, Moody reportedly had fully mastered several.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Sort of. He has solid gray hair in the books. In the films he has graying blonde hair.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: His scarring is toned down significantly for the films. For starters, his nose is still in one piece.
* AdaptationalBadass: While he quickly went down in the final battle of the ''Order of the Phoenix'' book, he is pretty confidently wading through Death Eaters in the film version.
* AdaptedOut: [spoiler:He does not appear in the film adaptation of ''Half-Blood Prince''.]]
* AlliterativeName: Only applies with his nickname. '''M'''ad-Eye '''M'''oody.
* AntiHero: He had a gruff, surly disposition and frequently bellowed his mantra of “constant vigilance” at people in order to keep them on their guard. Having encountered many dangerous experiences throughout his career, he was hyper-paranoid and thought of by many as being delusional.
* BerserkButton: Apparently, he does not like seeing people get attacked from behind.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Subscribes to this, and seems to take the stance that nobody, including Snape, who claims to have defected from Voldemort's cause did so sincerely and were all merely trying to avoid prosecution after his fall from power. This way of thinking seems to be a point of contention between himself and Dumbledore.
* BloodKnight: Moody likes fighting in battles and isn't uncomfortable discussing the deaths of those he knew. This results in an instance where Harry, who [[HairTriggerTemper at the time, was dealing with his own inner frustrations]], gets angry at Moody, believing Moody expected him to be cheery hearing these tragic war stories, despite the fact that this was likely never Moody's intentions.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Living proof of just how lenient Hogwarts' standards for teachers' behaviour are. Sirius also notes that while Moody is completely paranoid and mistakes several innocuous acts for attacks by dark wizards, he's still able to spot the real thing.
* CatchPhrase: "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!" [[spoiler:And an interesting case where he's (mostly) not the one to actually say it. Barty Crouch Jr. shouts it every 5 minutes or so while impersonating Moody. The man himself is ''slightly'' more subdued.]]
* CoolOldGuy: He impresses both Fred and George [[note]]as well as Lee Jordan[[/note]] after their first lesson with him. He takes no slack from whiners but has a soft spot for some students, like Neville. [[spoiler: Of course, none of that was really him., but given the remarkable impersonation, it's likely he would've done the same.]]
* DeadGuyOnDisplay: [[spoiler:What Umbridge does to his eye after he dies.]]
* DentedIron: A lifetime of battling dark wizards as an Auror has left his face heavily scarred, and he's missing an eye and a leg. It's toned down somewhat in the films but still there.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Though he's not a villain.
* TheDreaded: In addition to scaring the pants off any Hogwarts students, Moody still terrifies the various people who were associated with Voldemort's rule, whether they've been cleared or not. Karkaroff is quite horrified when he finds out Moody is teaching at Hogwarts, and even Snape is uneasy and nervous around him.
* DressedToPlunder: His missing leg, missing eye, drinking habits, and gruff demeanor give him a pirate-like aesthetic, with Brendan Gleeson's foreboding Irish accent completing the image. Of course, his outlook and profession aren't pirate-like at all.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:His death is very sudden in both the book and movie, moreso in the latter since we only get a ''very'' brief mention that he's died and a quick shot of the group mourning before the film moves on.]]
* EyepatchOfPower: His "mad eye" is shown as something like this in the movies. In the books, it is simply a large, independently moving magical prosthetic eye in his socket that has no strap or visible fastening.
* GeniusCripple: Moody was a great wizard in his day and the most effective Dark Wizard hunter that the Ministry of Magic ever had. Nearly half of the cells in Azkaban were full because of Moody.
* {{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. Even in the films, despite having the worst of his scars toned down, Moody is still a distinctly unpleasant-looking man.
* 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).
* 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.
** It's probably intentional. Fake leg = not much of a challenge in his opponents eyes. Then, he can unleash the seven bells of hell on them.
* 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 with barely any fight]]. The best explanation anyone has for this is that he was more competent in his youth.
** Some have noted that he was [[spoiler: outnumbered and surprised]] in the first instance and even then he's said to have been difficult to subdue. In the second instance we don't see the circumstances of [[spoiler: his defeat at Dolohov's hands and may have well been outnumbered, taken by surprise, or at least put up a good fight]]. Lastly there is no shame in [[spoiler: being killed by Voldemort, and even so he didn't have much of a chance to defend himself as Mundungus Fletcher disapparated, probably throwing off his control of the broom]]. Clearly circumstances aren't in his favor.
* KilledOffscreen: [[spoiler:Was killed at some point during the Battle of the Seven Potters in ''Deathly Hallows''.]]
* 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.
* TheLancer: Along with Kingsley and Mcgonagall, he serves as one to Dumbledore in the Order. He's got a highly disagreeable temperament compared to his leader and often leads teams in the field (like the Advance Guard or seeing Harry off). He also [[spoiler: becomes the leader of the Order after Dumbledore's death.]]
* LargeHam: Brendan Gleeson was clearly having a ball in the part.
-->'''[[Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} Bill Corbitt]]''': (''As Moody'') You need to over-'''ACT''', AND PUSH THE ''LIMITS'' OF '''HAMMINESS!!!'''
* MadEye: It's not just for visual effect -- the electric eye is literally the size of a golf ball.
* MagicStaff: The staff he uses as a walking stick in the films can also send out concussive waves when slammed against the ground, as a Death Eater in the Department of Mysteries found out the hard way.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Much like Fenwick, Harry, Ron and Hermione only ever found a bit of him. His magical eye namely.
* NoodleIncident:
** Just who ''does'' Moody know who blew a buttock off?
** And just ''how'' does he know what goblin piss tastes like? (Though that may have just been an expression.)
** And ''what'' did he do to that witch who yelled "Boo" behind him on April Fool's Day?
* OldSoldier: One of the oldest members of the Order of Phoenix, a collection of wizards formed to resist the Dark Lord Voldemort.
* PragmaticHero: After having lost several body parts to dark wizards, he's not above using dirty tactics himself. Sirius notes, however, that he would never use Crouch's legally sanctioned Unforgivables and he would always bring dark wizards in alive if he could help it.
-->'''Sirius''': I'll say this for Moody; he never killed if he could help it. Always brought people in alive wherever possible. [[EveryoneHasStandards He was tough, but he never sank to the level of the Death Eaters]].
* 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. Harry notes that he can't blame Moody for being jumpy in the Great Hall [[spoiler:given that he had just spent several months kept prisoner in his own trunk by a Death Eater impersonating him.]]
* TheRealRemingtonSteele: [[spoiler:The Moody that appears in ''Goblet of Fire'' is actually Barty Crouch, jr. disguised with the Polyjuice Potion. The real Moody appears in a supporting role in the last three books, though he never actually has a role quite as significant as his fake did in ''Goblet''. This leads to an odd situation where most of the defining Mad-Eye moments in the series (including even the quote cited above) were actually performed by Crouch, though fans tend to take them as representations of Moody's character anyway, since he is shown and stated by WordOfGod to have perfectly mimicked Moody's manners and personality.]]
* RetiredBadass: By the fourth book, he was living in paranoid retirement but still able to handle his own in any fight.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: In ''Deathly Hallows'', he becomes Voldemort's first major casualty since Voldemort targeted him as he expected the real Harry to be paired up with the most skilled, powerful Auror. The death of this old war horse really rocks the group to the core, as they're horrified that they've lost someone so tough.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: The main reason for his paranoia comes from his experience in fighting dark wizards in the first war.
* SimpleStaff: Uses a staff to walk around along with his wooden leg. In the fifth film, he's shown to be able to send Death Eaters flying.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Zigzagged. His decoy appears plenty, but the real Moody is largely kept OutOfFocus.
* TheWorfEffect: Mad-Eye is described as one of the best at fighting dark wizards, and half of the inmates of the wizard prison are in there thanks to Mad-Eye. Despite this:
** Mad-Eye loses his eye and gets knocked out before any other adult in the climax of ''Order of the Phoenix'', showing the dark wizards are a threat.
** Voldemort kills Mad-Eye at the start of ''Deathly Hallows'', reinforcing the Dark Lord's magical prowess.
* 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.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: He's strongly implied to have done something very nasty to a witch who sneaked up behind him and yelled "Boo!" on April Fool's Day.
* YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler: He and Kingsley take command of the Order after Dumbledore is killed.]]

[[folder:Aberforth Dumbledore]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Jim [=McManus=] and Ciarán Hinds
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"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]]?"''

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 the death of their sister Ariana.
* AlmightyJanitor: 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 Severus Snape, then a Death Eater, 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 it's basically Aberforth Dumbledore doing his job.
* TheBartender: The goat-loving owner of a shabby bar called "the Hog's Head" turns out to be spying on his customers and giving whatever information he can do his brother, Professor Dumbledore. Dumbledore's brother also uses his bar to smuggle food and supplies to students who resist the takeover of the wizard school by dark wizards.
* 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.]]
* 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.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He is described as unintelligent a few times, though the fact that he was able to duel with Albus and Grindelwald as well as his performance in the Battle of Hogwarts shows that he is anything but an unskilled wizard.
* 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: [[spoiler:This is a result of his resentment towards his older brother. Justified as Albus was indirectly responsible for their younger sister's death.]]
* 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.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: Despite his grumpy, pessimistic attitude and bitterness towards his brother he'll always help people in need.
* 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".
* NoHeroToHisValet: Plays the valet to Albus's hero. Most people in-universe think Aberforth being distant to his brother is merely because he resents the fact that Albus is a world-renowned genius. In actuality, [[spoiler: Aberforth has seen Albus at his worst and most selfish, and Albus privately admits that he's still ashamed he couldn't be as humble and down-to-Earth as his brother was when they were young men.]]
* 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 receives 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 it's a surprise how compelling and non-eccentric Aberforth 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.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: While he's by no means depicted as an untalented wizard, he's nowhere near his brother's level in terms of knowledge or raw skill, nor anywhere near as celebrated and respected. The "younger sibling overshadowed by older sibling" archetype is subverted from the brothers' own points of view, however, since both of them are aware of Albus's very real shortcomings and mistakes. Albus calls his brother "infinitely more admirable".
* 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.]]
* ThickerThanWater: Even with the horrific events of their youth, Aberforth eventually comes to have an amicable enough relationship with his brother again in their adulthood, often keeping tabs on things from the Hog's Head on his brother's orders and helping Harry and Hogwarts when he's gone.

[[folder:Mundungus Fletcher]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Andy Linden
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"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.
* AdaptedOut: He does not appear in the film adaptations of ''Order of the Phoenix'' or ''Half-Blood Prince''. Why J.K. Rowling didn't tell the film creators to put him in is actually questioned on the series' wiki.
* AntiHero: A mix of type I and V.
* 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.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: As Sirius explains, "He's useful. Knows all the crooks — well, he would, seeing as he's one himself."
* ButtMonkey: His last appearance in the series has him getting the crap physically beaten out of him by a pair of house-elves.
* ChekhovsGunman: Originally an off-screen character mentioned by both Arthur and Percy as being a bother to the Ministry, he's properly introduced in Book 5 and his actions have huge impacts on the plot.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DirtyCoward: He won't hesitate to save his own skin in a tough situation, as [[spoiler:Mad-Eye]] found out the hard way.
* FellOffTheBackOfATruck: 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.
* FriendInTheBlackMarket: His main contribution to the Order is getting them useful intel or items from his varied connections. He also gets Fred and George some things to help them develop their products for the joke shop.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: No one in the Order is particularly fond of him, even the Weasley twins. Molly and Mad-Eye in particular can barely tolerate his presence. Ron initially does like him until he learns just ''how'' unscrupulous he is.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: For the films, where he wasn't introduced until ''Deathly Hallows, Part I''.
* TheMillstone: Even though he's loyal to Dumbledore he's not at all reliable and makes several huge screwups. It's his fault that Harry almost got expelled when he was 15, his fault that Mad-Eye died and his fault that the trio had to infiltrate the Ministry to get Slytherin's locket.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His cowardly and stupid act of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere chickening out by disapparating]] inadvertently got Mad Eye Moody killed, arguably Mundungus' worst mistake. He then followed up with ''another'' blunder -- stealing Salazar Slytherin's locket as if it was something for the market and end up being bribed into giving it to Dolores Umbridge, who he was possibly unaware had become loyal to [[EvilEmpire Voldemort's new regime.]] After those huge blunders, Harry, Ron, Hermoine, and everyone else would refuse to work with him again.
* 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.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Dumbledore after he got him out of a tight spot years ago.
* 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. Then again, ''he'' was a fool [[spoiler:for failing to realize Salazar Slytherin's locket was not something for the market, but instead something that needed to be destroyed.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser: In Book 5, Sirius mentions he's been dressing up as a witch as a disguise after Sturgis lost Moody's best invisibility cloak when he was arrested.

[[folder:Dedalus Diggle]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' David Brett
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

A wizard who fought in both wars against Voldemort. He lived in Kent and was regarded as being somewhat dim-witted by fellow Order memember Minerva [=McGonagall=].
* AdaptedOut: He does not appear in the fifth or seventh films.
* AlliterativeName: '''D'''edalus '''D'''iggle.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: As noted in the first chapter of the first book, he was so happy after Voldemort's first defeat that he celebrated it publicly in incidents noted in Muggle news. He also runs into Vernon Dursley and thinks nothing of breaking the Statute of Secrecy:
-->'''Dedalus Diggle''': Rejoice, for You-Know-Who has gone at last! Even Muggles like you should be celebrating.
* TheDitz: According to [=McGonagall=], he "never did have much sense". At the end of the First Wizarding War, he was so happy that Voldemort was gone that he forgot about the Statute of Secrecy, setting off shooting stars in Kent and sending owls flying everywhere.
* HeroWorshipper: He gets quite excited whenever he meets Harry, and apparently went out of his way to do so when Harry was young and did not even know he was a wizard.
* HouseFire: His house in Kent is burned by Death Eaters, though he isn't home at the time.
* NiceGuy: Always very cheerful and polite. Little Harry remembered seeing Dedalus at a shop where he removed his hat and greeted him, serving as one of Dumbledore's minders.
* NiceHat: He is usually seen wearing a purple top hat.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[invoked]] Dedalus Diggle is technically the first wizard we see on-screen (in the opening chapter of the first book where he runs into Vernon Dursley), he's also mentioned by name and Harry runs into him in the Leaky Cauldron. As such he is very well remembered on account of his early introduction, despite having a marginal role in the books.
* UpperClassTwit: He's a pleasant chap (who also happens to be a known and respected wizard in the community), but he's overly excitable and not too bright.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He, along with Hestia Jones, is last seen going into hiding with the Dursleys.

[[folder:Arabella Doreen Figg]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Kathryn Hunter
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

->''"Dementors in Little Whinging! Whatever next? The whole world's gone topsy-turvy!"''

Harry's neighbour, who is actually a squib and member of the Order.
* BlatantLies: As noted by WordOfGod, Arabella actually lied to the Wizengamot when she said she saw the Dementors. She can't see them, but she did feel them.
* 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.
* {{Foil}}: To Filch. Both are Squibs, cat lovers, and people Harry doesn't particularly like, but while Filch is a bitter, nasty ChildHater who resents his heritage and willingly works with ''Umbridge'' of all people, Arabella is a member of the Order, doesn't seem to resent being a Squib, and actually has a JerkassFacade -- she's been trying to ''help'' Harry all these years, and he never knew.
* JerkassFacade: She intentionally made Harry's visits as boring as possible 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]].
* PetTheDog: In the first book, after she breaks her leg tripping over one of her cats, Harry finds that being babysat by her is much better than normal. She lets him have a bit of cake (it's stale, but, still, it's nice of her) and also lets him watch a bit of TV, which Harry's specifically noted to not be allowed to do by the Dursleys.

[[folder:Elphias Doge]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Peter Cartwright, David Ryall
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

A elderly wizard who went to school with Dumbledore, Doge serves as a Special Advisor to the Wizengamot. He served the Order in both wars against Voldemort.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Dumbledore. Most of their peers regarded Doge as "dim-witted but devoted sidekick", but the two were close and Doge is anything but dim-witted.
* SanitySlippage: Rita Skeeter tries to make it seem like he is losing his wits after claiming he babbled about nothing but sea life when she tried to interview him about Dumbledore. In reality, Doge simply refused to talk with her and called her an "interfering trout".
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When word arrives at Bill and Fleur's wedding that the Ministry has fallen, Doge is one of the many guests who quickly disapparated before the Death Eaters arrived.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He does not appear again after Bill and Fleur's wedding. Considering his well-known friendship with Dumbledore and high post, he likely had to go into hiding when Voldemort took over the Ministry of Magic.

[[folder:Emmeline Vance]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Brigitte Millar
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]''

A member of both incarnations of the Order. A veteran of the First War, she participates in the Advance Guard during the Second War and is later murdered by Death Eaters.
* ActionGirl: She fought in the First War and lived to tell the tale.
* DemotedToExtra: Her role in the books isn't much bigger, but in the films she is a nameless background character and no mention of her death is made in the next film.
* KilledOffscreen: She is murdered by Death Eaters in between ''Order of the Phoenix'' and ''Half-Blood Prince''.
* ProperLady: How Harry describes her on first seeing her in the Fifth Book.
* SacrificialLamb: Both in-universe and out-. Snape gave the Death Eaters information that led to her death, sacrificing her for the greater good. Or rather taking credit for it. A line in the final book implies that Dumbledore made the tough call to sacrifice one of his own for Snape's cover:
--> '''Dumbledore''': Don't be shocked, Severus. How many men and women have you watched die?
--> '''Snape''': Lately, only those whom I could not save.

[[folder: Sturgis Podmore]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]''

A member of the order in both wars.
* AdaptedOut: He does not appear in the films.
* {{Brainwashed}}: While on guard duty outside the Department of Mysteries and hidden under a invisibility cloak Sturgis was detected by Lucius Malfoy, who placed him under the Imperius Curse and tried to get him inside the Department to steal the prophecy about Harry and Voldemort.
* UnwittingPawn: To Lucius Malfoy and the Death Eaters.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After it is reported that he was sentenced to Azkaban for six months, Sturgis is never mentioned again.

[[folder:Remus Lupin]]
See Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers.

[[folder:Rubeus Hagrid]]
See Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers.

[[folder:Severus Snape]]
See Characters/HarryPotterSeverusSnape.

!!Second Order

[[folder:Minerva [=McGonagall=]]]
See Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsTeachers.
[[folder:Molly Weasley]]
[[caption-width-right:300:"Beds empty! No note! Car gone — could have crashed — out of my mind with worry — did you care? — never, as long as I've lived — you wait until your father gets home, we never had trouble like this from Bill or Charlie or Percy —"]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JulieWalters
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"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."''

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.
* ActionMom: Molly is a strict housewife who does everything she can to keep her children safe and happy. At first, this mainly means yelling at them for risking their lives, but by the time of the seventh book, Molly's responsibilities lead her fight for her children's future and join the FinalBattle against Voldemort and his army of wizards.
* AffectionateNickname: When she and Arthur are alone, he calls her "Mollywobbles". Too bad for her Harry showed up on a night this was used as a TrustPassword between Arthur and Molly and Harry was well within earshot when this was mentioned (though Harry tried his hardest to make noise to prevent himself from listening in too much).
* 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.
-->"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."
* 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?!
* 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.
* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Her and her husband, Arthur, respectively. Though later on she loses weight due to the stress of the Second Wizarding War. Downplayed in the films, where Julie Walters isn't quite so chubby, nor Mark Williams quite so skinny.
* DeathGlare: Typically Fred and George get it for their pranks.
* {{Determinator}}: She was obviously frustrated by the long line of Weasley sons, because ''she would not give up'' on having a girl.
* FantasyForbiddingMother: 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 the Ministry starts their smear campaign against Harry and Dumbledore and she sees how successful they've become.
* FieryRedhead: You do ''not'' want to get on her bad side, as Fred, George, and to a lesser extent Ron know all too well. [[spoiler: And Sweet Jesus hear your prayers if you try to hurt Molly's family.]]
* 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: She has the most loving heart you'll ever find, and is an excellent ParentalSubstitute to Harry, but her short temper flashes through many times.
* HappilyMarried: She has a great relationship with Arthur and [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex they have seven children.]]
* HouseWife: Cooking, cleaning, gnome kicking, etc.
* {{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.
* LetsGetDangerous: When Voldemort comes back, she joins The Order. When the Death Eaters threaten her family, they get turned to stone.
* LikeASonToMe: She says this almost verbatim about Harry in ''Order of the Phoenix'', though she goes even further by telling Sirius she does consider Harry her son.
* MamaBear: Attack her children and you will swiftly be turned to stone. [[spoiler: She's the only hero to ever use a stunning spell powerful enough to stop a person's heart.]]
* MeaningfulName: While she's usually a [[GoodParents good parent]], she's been known to ''[[JustForPun molly]]''coddle Harry and her children.
* MoralMyopia: Initially disapproves of Bill's and Fleur's [[FourthDateMarriage rushed engagement]], partly because she believes they only want to tie the knot now due to fear/uncertainty that they both might not survive to do so after Voldemort's defeat. When one of her children points out that she married Arthur for the exact same reason during Voldemort's first reign, she brushes it off with, "[[HypocriticalHeartwarming Well, that's different. Your father and I were made for each other]]."
* NiceGirl: Quite sweet and maternal, as well as fiercely protective of her loved ones.
* 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. Fittingly, [[spoiler:Harry eventually ''does'' become her son-in-law.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: 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. Her resources are strained with such a large family, and Ron seems to feel particularly overlooked, between the twins and Ginny. Mrs. Weasley adopts Harry nearly as a surrogate son, but this means that she can unintentionally favor him (even over Ron) or be shortsighted as to his best interest.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!!!"
* PrecisionFStrike: Calling Beatrix a bitch when the latter is about to hurt Ginny.
* RelativeButton: If you value your life, ''don't'' ever harm a hair on her children. [[spoiler:Bellatrix]] learns this the hard way.
* 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.]])]]
* SupremeChef: [[MundaneUtility One that uses her magic to handle the kitchen, and rather skillfully]].
* TeamMom: To the Order.
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: Knits for her family and Harry as well.
* ThroughHisStomach: In the generalized sense -- she seems to feed everyone.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's kind and sweet and all... but if you displease her or behave badly, ''she flips out''.
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:When Ginny is nearly murdered by Bellatrix and Bellatrix insults the dead Fred, Molly proceeds to go after Bellatrix with absolutely godlike fury, which only ends when Bellatrix stops breathing.]]
* 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. All non-verbally (using non-verbal spells at full power is something only a highly talented wizard or witch can do).]] And in the seventh book, [[spoiler:WordOfGod states that she killed Bellatrix not with the Killing Curse, but with a non-verbal Stunning Spell right to the heart -- it was so powerful, it caused Bellatrix to have a ''fatal heart attack''. And Bellatrix is no pushover, nor is she by any means old. For comparison's sake, in the fifth book, Professor [=McGonagall=] (who's getting up there in age) takes four Stunning Spells straight to the chest ''at once'', from a team of highly-trained, powerful Aurors. And she's messed up pretty badly by it, but she survives and makes a full recovery.]]

[[folder:Arthur Weasley]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Mark Williams
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

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

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.
* ActionDad: He's a good parent to his many children, and in the film version of ''Deathly Hallows'' he's shown to hold his own when dueling Death Eaters.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: He is described as being thin, balding, and wearing glasses in the books. In the films he's played by Mark Williams, who is of average weight, has a full head of hair and does not wear glasses.
* {{Adorkable}}: He lights up like a kid in a candy store whenever he's confronted by Muggle items or technology and has collections of items such as spark plugs (to his wife's exasperation).
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He's treated with mild disdain by his colleagues at the Ministry for his tolerant views toward non-purebloods and fascination with Muggle trinkets.
* AnimalMotifs: His Patronus is, naturally, a weasel.
* 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 [[ApronMatron Molly]] who does the shouting.
* BumblingDad: Arthur means well, but his passion for Muggle objects does not match his knowledge of them, leaving him looking ridiculous to any reader familiar with the non-magical world.
* 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.
* CondescendingCompassion: While he clearly has no hatred for Muggles, he tends to view and treat them as amusing curiosities with funny behavior rather than fellow human beings whose intelligence is on par with his but just don't have magical abilities.
* 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: Loves all his children dearly.
* 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: Him and Molly, to the point of SickeninglySweethearts at times.
* 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
* MundaneObjectAmazement: The most blatant example of this trope in the series. He's fascinated by all forms of Muggle technology. His greatest ambition is to find out how airplanes stay up.
%%* MundaneUtility
* NiceGuy: A loving husband and father, and a perfectly pleasant person all around. He also doesn't share the bigoted attitude towards Muggles and Muggle-borns that's common among purebloods.
* PapaWolf: 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.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Since the Weasley family accepts Harry like a seventh son by offering their home to him every summer, Arthur ends up acting like a father for Harry.
%%* PerpetualPoverty
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When he's promoted to head the new Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects in ''Half-Blood Prince'' he's shown to be a ByTheBookCop who always makes sure he has good cause to act. He also declines to exceed the scope of his authority by pursuing people when off-duty.
* 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 5, 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.]]
* StealthMentor: While it's never explicitly stated in the books, it can probably be gathered that Fred and George's skill at charming unassuming-looking items and trinkets was at least in part inspired by growing up watching their father doing similar sorts of tinkering as a hobby.

[[folder:Kingsley Shacklebolt]]
[[caption-width-right:300:"Dumbledore has persuaded the ministry to suspend your hearing."]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' George Harris
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->'''Prime Minister:''' 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.
* 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
* BadassBaritone: He has a deep voice that Harry more than once mentions is both calming and soothing.
* BaldOfAwesome: Bald and easily one of the most impressive fighters in the Order of the Phoenix.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: When he becomes Minister of Magic.
* BigGood: Takes over after [[spoiler:Moody dies]].
* CatsAreMagic: His Patronus is a lynx, a type of wild feline.
* CultureEqualsCostume: Wears a dashiki in the films.
* LoyalToThePosition: Kingsley appears to be well-respected by Umbridge and Fudge, and Scrimgeour places him with the Muggle Minister. After the war ends, [[spoiler:he becomes Minister of Magic]].
* MysteriousPast: The only prominent member of the Order of the Phoenix who gets nothing revealed about his past. Not even supplementary material provides any information.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Became the first true Minister Action after the war.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Very much so.
* ReverseMole: One of the few Ministry members who the Order managed to convince that Voldemort has returned.
* 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."
* WhiteSheep: He is one of very few Pure-blood wizards with powerful position in wizarding world (Auror, and then Minister for Magic) who is genuinely a good guy.
* 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:Nymphadora Lupin (née Tonks)]]
[[caption-width-right:300:[[BerserkButton Don't call me Nymphadora!]]]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Music/NataliaTena
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"They're very clean, these Muggles. It's unnatural."''

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.
* ActionGirl: Nymphadora was an accomplished and skillful witch. Having been trained in the use of both defensive and offensive magic by Alastor Moody. She was a proficient duellist and a Metamorphmagus (ability to alter your appearance at will). She could also conjure a corporeal Patronus, a very advanced piece of magic and a mark of superior magical ability.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, Nymphadora is described as "okay-looking" but unable to hold a candle to someone like Fleur. Natalia Tena, on the other hand, is a beautiful woman.
* BabiesEverAfter: In ''Deathly Hallows'', she is pregnant with her and Remus' child who she later gives birth to in the same book.
* BattleCouple: Tonks and Lupin met each other through their service in the Second Wizarding War, married in the second year of the war, and even took part in the war's final battle just days after the birth of their first child.
* 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: Probably the snarkiest member of the Order, although her depression in ''The Half-Blood Prince'' has her making very few jokes.
* DoNotCallMePaul: Tonks, who hates her first name, Nymphadora (who can blame her, really?) and insists on being addressed only by her last. A fan once asked Rowling why Tonks didn't go by her middle name. Rowling's response was "Her middle name is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulpecula Vulpecula]]," which isn't much better.
-->'''Tonks''': Don't call me [[EmbarrassingFirstName Nymphadora]]!
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: J.K. Rowling revealed the reason why she doesn't go by her middle name instead is because it's Vulpecula.
* EmpathicShapeshifter: [[spoiler: Her Metamorphmagic abilities start suffering in ''Half-Blood Prince''. Initially it seems to be because of her depression over her cousin Sirius' death. It's eventually implied that it might be because Remus is an InsecureLoveInterest to her.]]
* HappilyMarried: Her and Remus, despite some early hurdles with Remus' (admittedly, justified) insecurity, end up this.
* KaleidoscopeHair: Tonks shifts her hair from violently violet to bright pink in ''Order of the Phoenix'', introducing her ability to shapeshift.
* 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!
* TheMaidenNameDebate: Played with. She's still known to friends as Tonks, which is her last name, in the last book despite having married Lupin.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Tonks fell in love with [[NiceGuy Remus.]]
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Arguably to Moody, who is her teacher and she is his protege.
* TheWorfEffect: Not as bad as Mad-Eye but still somewhat frequent. She was defeated twice by her aunt Bellatrix, and seemed to have a lot of trouble when fighting Thorfinn Rowle.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Justified, as she's a Metamorphmagus.

[[folder:William Arthur "Bill" Weasley]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Domnhall Gleeson
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

->''"[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."''

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. He meets Fleur, and they become engaged. He is attacked by Fenrir in the 6th book, which permanently disfigures his face, but Fleur thinks he looks brave because of it, and they get married. Bill, being a member of the Order, participates in the Battle of Hogwarts. In the future, he and Fleur have three children.
* TheAce: Bill is a skilled wizard, earning twelve O.W.L.s in his fifth year.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Not so much in the early part of the books, as he's handsome enough to get Fleur Delacour's attention -- but the scars he sustained from Greyback, while deep, are implied to be much worse in the books, where he is said to bear a passing resemblance to Mad-Eye Moody, who, among other things, has a large part of his nose missing.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Bill is a Curse Breaker for Gringotts Bank.
* AlliterativeName: '''W'''illiam '''W'''easley.
* AloofBigBrother: {{Subverted|Trope}}. He doesn't spend much time with his family due to his job, but it's quite apparent that he's close with all of them.
* BabiesEverAfter: Has three children (two daughter and one son) with Fleur.
* BeautyToBeast: The gorgeous Bill has his face mangled beyond recognition by Fenrir Greyback, a werewolf who had developed a taste for human flesh even when he wasn't a wolf. Bill's fiancee continued to support him despite his scars, and even claimed to have enough beauty for the two of them.
* BigBrotherWorship: It's hinted a number of times that Ginny hero-worships Bill.
* 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.
* FieryRedhead: {{Averted|Trope}}. Bill is the most calm of his siblings.
* {{Foil}}: 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.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: In ''Half-Blood Prince'' he's attacked and given cursed scars courtesy of an untransformed Fenrir Greyback. In a subversion his scarring is described as quite brutal, though on his wedding he is described as looking as though he had never met Greyback. The scars are present but downplayed in the film version of ''Deathly Hallows''.
* HappilyMarried: To Fleur.
* MrFanservice: He's noted to be quite good looking, even after Fenrir damages his face, and he has plenty of fans in real life despite his rather small role.
* NiceGuy: After several books built him up to be something of an AloofBigBrother, he turns out to be a pleasant, affable and reliable person all around.
* PunnyName: A bill is a unit of money (albeit not wizarding money), appropriate for someone who works in a bank.
* ScarsAreForever: The scars he received from Greyback couldn't be healed.
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: In 1997, he suffered severe facial wounds at the hands of the vicious werewolf Fenrir Greyback during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. Although untransformed at the time, Greyback's lycanthropy caused the wounds to be cursed, and they could not be treated totally, leaving him heavily scarred.

[[folder:Fleur Isabelle Weasley (née Delacour)]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Clémence Poésy
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' | ''[[Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild Cursed Child]]''

->''"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!"''

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. She marries Bill Weasley. In the future, they have three children.
* ActionGirl: Participates in the Triwizard Tournament and fights in the Battle of Hogwarts.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Book Fleur is very vain and conceited (though she eventually warms up to Harry and his friends after he saves her sister). Movie Fleur not so much, though this is mostly due to her being OutOfFocus in the films.
* AdaptationalUgliness: The book version of Fleur is supposed to be indescribably beautiful with some charming powers due to her Veela ancestry, effectively making her irresistible to any male. While Clémence Poésy is nowhere near ugly, she is not supernaturally beautiful, and Fleur's Veela ancestry is never mentioned. So Fleur is just a beautiful female human without any sign of supernatural affinity.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Her hair is darker in the movies. (Just as a point of reference, the shade of blond she's described as having in the books is closer to Lucius[=/=]Draco Malfoy than anything.)
* 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. Her attraction to Bill eventually matures into SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan in the sixth book.
* BabiesEverAfter: Has three children (two daughter and one son) with Bill.
* BigSisterInstinct: Towards Gabrielle. Fleur's second task in the Triwizard Tournament is to save her little sister from the mermaids.
* CityMouse: She doesn't appear to realize how much it aggravates her future in-laws that she demeans their rather poor living conditions (but there's clearly animosity on both sides).
* DefrostingIceQueen: Becomes nicer to Harry after he saves her little sister.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: The most prominent French character in the series is attractive enough to make half the men around her stop in their tracks and ogle without thought, including protagonists like Ron Weasley. Justified, because Fleur's ancestors were creatures that used magic to arouse men.
* FauxActionGirl: Her performance in the Triwizard Tournament is quite dissapointing and definitely the worst of the four Champions. She never quite lives to her hype.
* ForeignFanservice: She's French, and considered extremely beautiful by nearly everyone. This has less to do with her foreignness and more to do with her Veela heritage though.
%%* FunetikAksent
* HappilyMarried: To Bill Weasley.
* HelloNurse: {{Justified|Trope}}. Her Veela ancestry makes many males (and some females) attracted to her.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Quickly falls for the redhead Bill.
* HiddenDepths: Fleur is a lot more selfless and less vain than her first appearance would lead on.
* HotWitch: {{Justified|Trope}}. Fleur is part Veela, magical creatures that can entice wizards and some witches.
* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Fleur is sometimes described as acting like Mrs. Weasley.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Sometimes acts quite stuck-up, but isn't incapable of kindness. Some of her behavior in ''Goblet of Fire'' seems more justified when rereading.
* MeaningfulName: According to WordOfGod, her name comes from the French phrase ''fleur de la cour,'' meaning "flower of the court".
* NiceHat: The traditional Beauxbatons hat.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: To the Weasleys during ''Half-Blood Prince,'' complaining about Mrs. Weasley's taste in music and criticizing the state of the house. She finally makes up with Mrs. Weasley near the end of the book, when she proves her love for Bill by refusing to leave him after he has been attacked and scarred by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback.
%%* {{Ojou}}
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Her French accent disappears in the ''Deathly Hallows'' films. Despite being a French native Clémence Poésy has a British accent when speaking English, and was speaking with a fake French accent in ''Goblet of Fire''. Could be justified since the books note that she took a job at the Ministry to improve her English.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her attraction of Bill matures from AllGirlsWantBadBoys to this -- Fleur makes it perfectly clear to Molly and to anyone in close vicinity that she loves Bill, not because of his looks or job, but because of who he is as a person, which is a NiceGuy.
* SpoiledSweet: A bit stuck-up, but she's a nice girl at heart.
* 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:Charles "Charlie" Weasley]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Alex Crockford
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

The second-eldest of the Weasley children, Charlie lives in Romania studying dragons. He takes care of Hagrid's dragon Norbert[=/=][[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.
* AloofBigBrother: {{Subverted}}. Like Bill, Charlie is only distant because of work, otherwise he has good relationships with his siblings.
* {{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 and fourth films. 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: During his years at Hogwarts, Charlie liked animals and magical creatures; he later went to Romania in order to study about dragons.
* 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.
* MarriedToTheJob: WordOfGod notes that Charlie never married or had children because he was more interested in studying dragons than romance.
* PunnyName: His name is '''Char'''lie, as in to burn with flames. What does a dragon's breath do?

[[folder:Olympe Maxime]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Frances de la Tour
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

->''"I am big-boned!"''

The half-giantess Headmistress of the Beauxbatons Academy. Madame Maxime arrives at Hogwarts in the fourth book as one of the judges of the Triwizard Tournament and develops a relationship with Hagrid. When Voldemort returns, she goes on a mission with Hagrid to recruit the remaining giants in Britain to the fight against the Death Eaters.
* ActionGirl: Hagrid describes her as not afraid to get into action during their mission to recruit the giant clans, and that she saved his life when he was attacked by the giants under [[TheUsurper Golgomath's]] command.
* AdaptationalUgliness: Madame Maxime is described in the books as being a very attractive, voluptuous and relatively young brunette (albeit [[StatuesqueStunner very tall]] as she's [[HalfHumanHybrid half giant]]), which is very different from her movie counterpart.
* AdaptedOut: Inverted. She makes a cameo at Fleur's wedding in the seventh movie despite not being mentioned as present there in the book. Given that she's the headmistress of Fleur's school, her being invited makes perfect sense. She and Romilda Vane are quite possibly the only characters in the series who makes an appearance in any one of the films who was ''not'' in the corresponding book.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: The books describe her as being "olive-skinned" and having a "beaked nose", which may indicate her being of Middle Eastern descent, an ethnicity relatively common in France.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: According to Hagrid's account of their travels.
* BigBeautifulWoman: Very large, but considered attractive by Hagrid (though this may be in part because he's never met another half-giant).
* FeetFirstIntroduction: Introduced in this manner in the film.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half-giantess.
* IAmBigBoned: Her justification for her size. Though considering how persecuted half-giants are, it's justifiable why she would want to keep things under wraps.
* IgnoreTheDisability: She does ''not'' take kindly to people mentioning her half-giant heritage. (Not even other half-giants!)
* LargeAndInCharge: What else can you call a half-giantess in charge of an esteemed magic school?
* LoveInterest: To Hagrid.
* UptownGirl: She has a regal, aristocratic air, in contrast to Hagrid's rougher and more down-to-earth personality.

[[folder:Hestia Jones]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

A member of the second Order. She is part of the Advance Guard and later protects the Dursley family alongside Dedalus Diggle.
* ActionGirl: This is pretty much a prerequisite for joining the Order of the Phoenix. Also, she is not afraid to say the word “[[HeWhoMustNotBeNamed Voldemort]].”
* AdaptedOut: She does not appear in the films.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Gives the Dursleys a well deserved verbal beatdown regarding their treatment of Harry.
* MundaneObjectAmazement: She finds a potato peeler hilarious.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She is last seen going into hiding with Dedalus Diggle and the Dursleys.

[[folder:Fred and George Weasley]]
See Characters/HarryPotterHogwartsStudents.

!!Original Order

The fallen members of the original Order of Phoenix convened to resist Voldemort.
[[folder: General]]
* AndYourLittleDogToo: The Death Eaters made it a point to kill not only members of their order but [[KickTheDog also their extended family and friends]].
* BadassCrew: They must have been this considering they had some of the greatest witches and wizards of their age. There's Dorcas Meadowes being killed by Voldemort personally, the Prewett Brothers, Edgar Bones and of course James, Sirius, Lily and Remus.
* BadassFamily: Included many of them, many of them were dead or tortured by the end of the war. Edgar Bones and his family, the [=McKinnons=], the Prewett brothers, the Longbottoms and finally the Potters.
* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: This order had a much bigger body count than the second one. Considering that they had a traitor in the ranks, this is to be expected.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Many of them suffered this at the hands of Voldemort and the Death Eaters, including Benjy Fenwick:
--> '''Alastor Moody''':''"Benjy Fenwick, he copped it too, we only [[LudicrousGibs ever found bits of him]]."''
* TheDeadHaveNames: The wizarding public generally remembers the famous wizarding families killed by the Death Eaters but Moody clearly remembers all of them including Caradoc Dearborn, Dorcas Meadowes and Benjy Fenwick who go unmentioned in the final two books and the ones before.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The brief bits of information suggest that they had a lot of high drama and adventure on their own.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Fenwick, [[LudicrousGibs mostly]]. Also, Caradoc Dearborn who disappeared and whose fate is unknown even unto the end of the books.
* NoodleIncident: A lot of incidents that are mentioned but not elaborated, including the Longbottoms and the Potters defying Voldemort three times, Gideon and Fabian Prewett making a LastStand that made them legends, the shocking deaths of the Bones and [=McKinnons=], Dorcas Meadowes dying at Voldemort's hands, Benjy Fenwick's bloody death and whatever happened to poor Caradoc Dearborn.
* PosthumousCharacter: All of them, well [[FateWorseThanDeath except for the Longbottoms]] and [[EvilAllAlong Peter Pettigrew]].
* SecretSocietyGroupPicture: They took one not long after their formation as seen above. Even Aberforth Dumbledore managed to find time away from his goats to show up. Harry finds it sad that many of the people in the picture died not long afterwards, completely unaware that one of their own would betray them.
* SixthRangerTraitor: Wormtail.
* TrueCompanions: Were reportedly quite close to each other. Lily Potter cried all night when she heard of Marlene’s death, and mentioned her to Sirius not long before her own death.

[[folder:James Potter]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Adrian Rawlins
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' | ''[[Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild Cursed Child]]''

->''"Lily, take Harry and go! It’s him! Go! Run! I’ll hold him off!"''

The son of Fleamont and Euphemia Potter, James Potter was a student at Hogwarts before the series began. With Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew, he formed the Marauders. At Hogwarts, he met Lily Evans who he married. After graduating he joined the Order of the Phoenix and fought against Voldemort and Death Eaters, until his death at Voldemort's hands. He's the father of Harry Potter.
* 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.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the Fifth Film, the famous "Snape's Worst Memory" sequence is highly edited to a brief glimpse without context and dramatic weight addressed, and the final film leaves out the early antagonism between the younger Lily and James, who seem to have had LoveAtFirstSight.
* AdaptationalUgliness: James is much older in the films (as is Lily) and has normal hair rather than the characteristic messy hair of his son.
* 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.
* BadassBookworm: A highly intelligent wizard who also fought against Voldemort and the Death Eaters.
* BigEgoHiddenDepths: Tried his best to convince Lily that this was the case with him during "Snape's Worst Memory" but it didn't work at the time. As per Sirius and Remus, it was only after he deflated himself that Lily saw his better qualities. Admittingly, little else is know about his perspective due to his death. His friendship with a werewolf and Pettigrew, who had bully target written all over him, hints that he wasn't as douchey as he tried to appear.
* BigManOnCampus: To the core -- a bright student, very popular guy, skilled Quidditch player, comes from old money. Literally the only adults who had consistently negative opinions of him were Snape and Vernon Dursley.
* BlueBlood: The Potter family stretches back centuries, and since the marriage of Hardwin Potter to Iolanthe Peverell, included the line of Ignotus Peverell in its lineage. The only reason that the family isn't included in the list of oldest, purest pure-blood families called the "Sacred Twenty-Eight" is because the Potters were and are ''strongly'' pro-Muggle rights, though the list's writer ''claims'' that it's because Potter is such a common Muggle surname that "there has to be some Muggle blood in there somewhere". (In reality, "Potter" was a corruption of [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname "Potterer"]], a nickname given to one of the family's ancestors by his Muggle neighbors due to his [[ObfuscatingStupidity appearance]] as a doddering old man who cared about little other than working in his garden -- [[BunnyEarsLawyer though they respected the efficacy of his herbal remedies]], not knowing that they were actually magical potions.)
* 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.
* 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 when he learns about the discretions of James' youth. It lasted for about a few minutes,
%%* TheBully: Towards Severus Snape and a few other unnamed students he also hexed for fun. He stopped later on, though he never stopped getting into fights with Snape until graduation.
* BullyHunter: Ironically. 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: Mellowed out somewhat and grew some humility as he grew up.
* CreateYourOwnVillain:
** PlayedWith. 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. However, he was very talented at it and his NotSoDifferent qualities with James would have driven him into studying them regardless.
** In a milder example, teaching Peter how to become an Animagus gave him the perfect tool to stab him in the back and get away with it.
* DeathByOriginStory: He's killed in Harry's origin story.
* 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.]]
* {{Determinator}}: In regards to Lily, [[spoiler:arguably more than Snape, since James at the very least did listen to Lily's criticism and (mostly) changed his attitude, which Snape]] never did even after her death.
* DoggedNiceGuy: His determination to win Lily's heart was this, only thing coming close was his pranking streak and his issues with Snape.
* 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).
* EmbarrassingRescue: He saved Severus Snape's life when he discovered Sirius' prank. This changed nothing in their mutual antagonism.
* EveryoneHasStandards: 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.
* 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: James and Severus bring out the worst in one another and James pretty much says this about Snape. Snape never directly says it, but actions speak louder than words.
--> '''Lily''': What's he [Snape] ever done to you?
--> '''James''': Well, it's more the fact that he ''exists''.
* {{Foil}}:
** To Ron Weasley, who often appeared a fool before the Muggleborn girl he loved and only became a couple in their later years (though Ron and Harry did not finish Hogwarts while James and Lily dated in seventh year and married soon after.) 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.
** To Draco Malfoy as well. Both are wealthy purebloods from ancient families who spent most of their school years swaggering around the halls, insulting people and engaging in a fierce rivalry with a troubled, isolated and lonely half-blood boy before maturing in their late teens. The difference is Malfoy's infatuation with the Dark Arts and pureblood ideals, which James did ''not'' share. As a result James was able to become Head Boy, get together with his longtime crush and graduate as a popular and beloved young man while Malfoy was led down a very painful and horrifying path.
*** The Potter and Malfoy families in general are this. The Potters started with an eccentric wizard who acted as a village healer for Muggles, and his family eventually founded an apothecary that created healing potions like Skele-Gro, becoming wealthy through their ingenuity and their desire to help others. During WWI, Henry Potter was a member of the Wizengamot who decried the Minister of Magic's decision not to assist the Muggle government, and the family had a reputation as being extremely pro-Muggle. The Malfoys started as Anglo-Norman noblemen who followed William the Conqueror, and Armand Malfoy gained a shady reputation for being one of the King's enforcers. They're also filthy rich, but it's from being evil aristocrats, and they have always supported stridently anti-Muggle policies. Consequently, while the Potters are excluded from a registry that identifies the most ancient and prestigious pure-blood families, for their politics, despite remaining pure-blooded until James married a Muggleborn, the Malfoys are included, and are emblematic of pure-blooded wizards, despite having many half-bloods in their family tree due to their recognition of the problems that continued inbreeding will eventually cause.
* FormerTeenRebel: He eventually became a more mature Head Boy.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Toward Severus Snape kinda.
* 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 very extroverted and prideful unlike the more reserved and humble Harry. Their greatest similarity though was in their physical appearance; Harry noticed that seeing the young James inside a memory was very much looking into a mirror, though with some details just a bit off, like James having a slightly longer nose and hazel eyes.
** 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:
** The final three books reveal James shared several similarities to the likes of Draco Malfoy and Tom Riddle despite his lifelong alignment to Good and his progressive moral and political stances. Like Malfoy he was a prideful young man who was spoiled by his wealthy parents. Indeed, the first meeting between Snape and James is something of an IronicEcho of the first meeting of Harry and Draco, only with the roles reversed.
** Like Tom Riddle, he's TheLeader of a RagtagBunchOfMisfits 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 and dangerous activity becoming an animagus and was a ceaseless explorer of Hogwarts.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's a brave wizard, a true friend and a good husband and father, but to those he has a serious problem with, expect a very intense rivalry/hateship.
* 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 suspicions that the latter had feelings for Lily and was moreover best friends with her, despite Snape being naturally talented at the Dark Arts and being a grim character in general.
* 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.
* HeroicSacrifice: Willingly 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.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Sirius. Also, with Remus. James supported him financially because, as a werewolf, the law prevented him from getting a job.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: 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 (although this has been hinted at before) and his bitter hateship with Snape, resulting in problems for both of them.
* 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]].
* JacobMarleyApparel: When he [[spoiler: appears to Harry via the Resurrection Stone, he is said to be wearing the clothes that he died in.]]
* JerkJock: Being a guy from a rich family, along with his reputation as a very good Quidditch player and a prankster who had a tendency to go too far in his pranks, certainly points a bit in this direction. But as far as we know, the only person that had a real beef with him was Snape, and that was a complicated and hate-filled rivalry.
* 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 and vice versa.
** On the "Jerk" side, in ''And the Prisoner of Azkaban'' Lupin and Sirius both admit that if he and Harry had gone to school together, and he had learned there was a psychotic killer loose in the area looking for Harry, James would have lured Harry out of the castle and into the open because he would have thought it would be funny.
** On the "Heart of Gold" side, it's made clear that he nearly ''shit his pants'' when he found out that Sirius had tricked Snape into going to the Shrieking Shack when Sirius knew Lupin was there and transformed into his werewolf form, and wasted no time intercepting Snape and preventing him from going to the shack.
* 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: He's described as this by those who knew him as an adult.
* KnightTemplar: Had this attitude towards the Dark Arts and Slytherin House in general. May or may not be justified considering that Voldemort was on the rise and many prominent Slytherians presented their desires to join up with him.
* 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 subjected to mistreatment as a kid and didn't approve of some of the stuff his dad did to Snape.
* LoveableRogue: He's described as this by those who knew him as a boy, sans Snape and, for a time, Lily.
* LovableJock: Was a talented and popular Quidditch player, and ''knew'' it.
* MessyHair: Like father, like son, which makes it ironic that their family invented the Sleekeazy Hair Potion.
* 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 spoiled 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.
* NotMeThisTime: The infamous prank that nearly resulted in Snape meeting and dying at the hands of a werewolf was entirely Sirius's idea. James was appalled, and risked his own life to save him.
* OfficialCouple: With Lily.
* OldMoney: The Potter family were never among the most influential of the Pureblood families, but as a result of innovations in Healing potions over the years, they earned a fortune in patents made from making Skele-Gro and Sleekeazy's Hair potion. By the time James was born, his parents had sold off the company to a high price with James having plenty of cash to work full-time with the Order and support himself, Lily and Remus, while also leaving Harry a sizable inheritance. In fact, part of the reason he and Vernon Dursley got off on the wrong foot involved him telling Vernon he owned a sizable fortune and did not need to work.
* PapaWolf: Fended off Voldemort to give a better chance for Lily and Harry to escape.
* 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. However, we still know relatively little about him.
* 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. In the fifth book, after hearing Sirius and Remus laugh nostalgically about his father's antics and 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]].
* 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 didn'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. And despite being rich, his TeenGenius nature probably meant he could have risen high in the Ministry, had he wanted to. He was certainly not an idiot.
* TheRival: To Snape, for [[spoiler: 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 snuck out of Hogwarts once.
* SingleTargetSexuality: He never showed interest in any girl but Lily that we know of, though this is by no means certain.
* SmugSmiler: He certainly was confident in his abilities to say the least. Snape certainly thought this of him and ''hated'' him for it (despite being the same.)
* SoProudOfYou: Expresses this sentiment [[spoiler: to Harry in the final book, when his shade comes out of the Resurrection Stone]], and in fact provides the current page quote.
* SpecsOfAwesome: LikeFatherLikeSon.
* 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. It's implied that he was also something of a BigBrotherMentor to Peter.
* 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, and Ollivander remembered him as having a gift for Transfiguration. 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 6th year. To his friends he was always warm and generous, if occasionally over-the-top.
** Subverted in the case of Snape, towards whom he never truly changed. Even after he stopped hexing others, Sirius and Remus admitted that he remained, for James, a "special case". However, both pointed out that James only did so out of retaliation.
* {{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. Not to mention that he and Sirius were their generations' Weasley twins in terms of pranking.
* TrueCompanions: The Marauders.
* WartsAndAll: After spending many books with a very idealized view of his parents, Harry's shocked to find out that James Potter was a showoff and could be kind of a jerk so much so that he gets a lot of angst about whether or not ''everything'' he'd thought about his father was a lie. Eventually, though, he realizes the truth: James Potter was a good man and a good husband who had his faults and flaws, just like everyone else, and Snape's demonized memories of him are no more accurate to the real person he was than Harry's idealized vision of the father he never knew.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: To a mildly lesser extent than Lily, but still present. Despite being heard about him from those closest to him and one not, we don't know how people saw him outside of his cicle of friends and Snape (heck, we only got one glimpse of him and Lily and that was before they became friends, and given how we know even less about her, her perspective is potentially quite biased.) We know he was a very talented wizard in a variety of subjects and was the previous generations' Weasley twins with Sirius, but we don't know how others with more nunaced views saw him or even his own thoughts. The latter is much more prevalant since it's clear he knows more than most expect and seems to have kept more than a little to himself, or at least not this friends.
* 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.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.

[[folder:Lily Potter]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Geraldine Somerville
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' | ''[[Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild Cursed Child]]''

->''"Harry, you're so loved. Mummy loves you. Daddy loves you."''

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.
* 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.
* AgeLift: PlayedWith. As mentioned above James and Lily were both 20 when Harry was born, meaning they were 21 when they died. In the film series however, they are played by actors who are much older (Lily's actress was 34 in Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone, James' was ''43''). While some argue that it would be natural for Harry to imagine his parents at the same age as the parents of his peers when looking in the mirror of Erised (and the same theory could technically extend to their ghosts), they are played by the same actors in flashbacks and old photographs. It seems as though the production team wanted actors that looked like they could be the parents of Daniel Radcliffe at the time of filming, rather than actors who looked like they could be the parents of Daniel Radcliffe ''ten years previously''. Granted, their age when they died hadn't been revealed yet when the film series started, and plenty of {{Real Life}} couples wait several years before they have children. Rowling herself admitted to having not realized how old Lily and James were until some time later.
* AllLovingHeroine: Apparently, [[MagneticHero Harry]] inherited this trait from her. Her relationship with [[spoiler:her former friend, Snape]] is a good example: [[spoiler:she, the most popular, beautiful, talented girl in school, and favorite of Slughorn who is known to "collect" influential students, was best friends with the poor, ugly, hot-tempered boy from her rival House. Yes, she eventually [[FeudEpisode breaks her friendship 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 broke her heart to do it.]]
** While Lily was generally outgoing, charismatic and polite, she is quick to express distaste, 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.
* AlwaysWithYou: 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, coincidentally, her husband's animagus form was a stag. [[spoiler: After her death, it becomes Severus Snape's Patronus, signifying his ardour and commitment for her memory.]]
* BerserkButton:
** Being called a Mudblood not from someone she doesn't care about, but from her years-long best friend.
** People attacking her own, no matter what they might have done. James Potter pushes this when he attacks Severus Snape, and Severus pushes this when he drops a branch on Petunia.
** People trying to stand up on her behalf when they aren't even in her social circle. A good example is when Lily takes outsider James' hot tempered, awkward "Apologize to Evans!" as a RantInducingSlight, telling him that she doesn't need him to make Snape apologize to her and that he's NotSoDifferent. However, this may have been specifically due to James' {{Jerkass}} behaviour.
** Being patronized by her friends. When Snape tries to "warn" Lily over James' crush he tells her that he won't let her be fooled by him. Her reaction is an incredulous "Let me?" with eyebrows raised, which likewise drives Snape into silence.
* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: A rare female version whose two identified suitors included her childhood best friend and a slightly more moral but bullying Gryffindor. Her feelings and relationship between them follow a classic HourglassPlot.
* BrilliantButLazy: She has an "intutive grasp" of potions and her wand is particularly suited to charms, but what little we see of her never gives off the impression that she was particularly studious. She's seen laughing and hanging out with her girl friends after her exams, unlike Snape, who is going over his answers once more.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Petunia's Cain. [[spoiler:She is also the Abel to Snape's Cain of the childhood friends variety.]]
* CharacterFocus: The first five books considerably etched out her husband's backstory and provides much information about his schooldays with very little mention of Lily. Her growing focus in the final two books signifies the central role she plays in the life of her son [[spoiler: and Severus Snape]]. [[AvertedTrope However,]] we still don't get much information on her personality, her character flaws, friends and personal drives.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler:In a one-sided example, Snape was her childhood best friend for a good 7-8 years, but their friendship died out before Lily could develop romantic feelings for him, due to his FantasticRacism sympathies, using an unforgivable slur about Muggleborns casually, and even against Lily herself.]] She also knew James, but their interaction was limited and volatile until they started dating in seventh year.
* DeathByOriginStory: By necessity.
* DefrostingIceQueen: To Sirius Black, [[spoiler: who as a young first-year she turned her back to upon being seated next to him, after being disappointed that she was sorted into Gryffindor, unlike her best friend, Severus Snape. Years later, she considered Sirius family, referring to him as Padfoot in the letter Harry discovers in Book 7, gossiping him on familiar terms and wishing him "lots of love".]]
* EtTuBrute: She really must have felt ''way'' disappointed after [[spoiler: Snape calls her a "mudblood" and had been learning Dark Arts right behind her back.]]
* FieryRedhead: She's redheaded and shown to be fiery when she was younger.
* FloweryInsults: Lily had a habit of coming up with rather creative and snarky insults, a habit that the Slytherin Head of House, Slughorn comments on when he's talking about how Lily, his favorite, "should have been in his house." Verbal attacks are usually associated with Slytherins in-universe, while impulsive hexing with Gryffindors.
* GiveGeeksAChance: So much so that people couldn't even figure out why Lily and [[spoiler: Severus hung out. According to [[WordOfGod Rowling]], a romantic relationship may have in fact developed between Snape and Lily if not for his FantasticRacism and his study of the Dark Arts.]]
* 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. She also shows some signs of idealizing her older sister when she was young, [[spoiler:taking Petunia's side when Petunia insults Severus Snape for being poor]]. It's safe to assume that things escalated during their teen years, as older Lily and Petunia never reconciled, or at least never had the chance to do so, Lily being in the middle of a war and all.
* 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.
* 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. Part of this may be due to her being Muggleborn and thus not raised in the atmosphere.
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Snape never got over Lily's death,]] and she motivated his every action from beyond the grave.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Implied. She is presented as the more dominant (and possibly more spoiled) of the two sisters in the Evans family. She goes on to be a popular, influential, charismatic and talented student in Hogwarts, who doesn't suffer a shortage of insults for people she doesn't like, with an active social and romantic life [[spoiler:that contrasts Snape's, her loner best friend]]. Slughorn describes her as "vivacious, charming and cheeky."
* MamaBear: Protects her infant son with [[ThePowerOfLove love]] so awesome 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 MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave, albeit unwillingly.]]
** Lily is something of a deconstruction of the MoralityChain in that she refuses to be the single exception to otherwise unpleasant behaviour, and merely enable her friend's insecurities. 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.
** She's also one for Horace Slughorn, being one of his "favorite students". While Slughorn is far from being a bad guy, he still has flaws. But it's often when talking about her that he shows his best qualities.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Subverted. When James and Sirius are bullying Snape in front of a crowd of students, Lilly steps in to make them stop. When James lifts Snape up into the air by one of his legs magically, causing his robes to fall over his head and show everyone his underwear, Harry notices that Lilly for a moment looks like she was about to laugh along with everyone else. However, she quickly stops herself and calls James out for his cruelty.
* OddFriendship : She and [[spoiler: Severus Snape were childhood friends, knowing each other for two or more years before coming to Hogwarts and before being sorted into rival houses. After that, their friendship surprisingly kept going for five years, yet Lily started putting distance between them 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.
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:To Snape. His 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. WordOfGod confirms that she "certainly loved him as a friend and could have loved him romantically if he wasn't into such horrible acts".]]
* ParentalFavoritism: Possible. 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: Just like her husband, Lily manages to become familiar to the audience despite being long dead through the Mirror of Erised, Dementor flashbacks, Priori Incantum shades, the Pensieve, [[spoiler:the Ressurection Stone]], and Adult!Harry's visions.
* ThePowerOfLove: The most significant example in the series -- her selfless defense of Harry is so powerful it deflected the implacable Killing Curse.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Gives 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 and problems, insisting that he's NotSoDifferent.
** Gives a cold, epic one to [[spoiler: 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".]]
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: She is repeatedly described as having long, "dark red" hair, green eyes, and pale skin.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Why she ended up with James, who faced his faults and became a better person, ending up happily together for the short time they had.
* TeenGenius: According to Slughorn, she was very gifted at Potions during her years at Hogwarts.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: She is the second character who is good at heart to be killed off, after James.
* 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]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Possibly. Considering she went from outwardly disliking James in fifth year to actively dating him in seventh and marriage after graduating Hogwarts, most of their development would have occurred in sixth and seventh year, although we never see it.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Much like James, we don't know much about her from her perspective or her own friends, making her a much bigger case than him. 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 (and even then, we still know surprisingly little about him) We mostly see her from Snape's POV, additionally we hear about her being an outgoing, vivacious, charismatic person, as well as a potions genius from Slughorn, but neither mentions give a real sense of her character. Additionally, we never meet any of her friends who weren't in love with her like we do for James, despite the fact that she was popular, had her own social circle, and didn't hang out with Marauders in her school years, at least initially (it's implied she did in her later years.) Similarly, we don't learn about her flaws like we did James. Harry naturally idealizes her but she had to have her flaws, yet we don't get to see them -- everybody who talks about Lily has only praise for her. Rowling also seems to be a fan of TheSmurfettePrinciple, as Lily is the only known witch in her era.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: With Snape. Despite being his first and initially closest friend, it wasn't enough to keep from indulging in the Dark Arts.]]
* WhatBeautifulEyes: There's a lot of emphasis on her green eyes, which Harry inherited from her.
* 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 Snape's obsessive grudge against James Potter well into adulthood and his [[spoiler: 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:Frank and Alice Longbottom]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' James Payton and Lisa Wood
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]''

->''"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. Due to their damaged mental states, they are permanent residents at St. Mungo's Hospital, where Neville and his grandmother sometimes visit them.
* 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.
* AdaptedOut: Their sole appearance was cut for the film adaptation of ''Order of the Phoenix''.
* BadassFamily: Frank, Alice, Augusta, and without doubt, Neville. All of them grade-A asskickers. During the First War, they managed to escape Voldemort three times before being tortured into insanity. 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.
* BattleCouple: They fought together in the first war.
* 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. They don't recognize Neville as their son due to their broken mental state, or seem able to speak, but Alice still shows a desire to give Neville gifts (even if they're just candy wrappers).

[[folder:Edgar Bones]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Cliff Lanning

A member of the first Order who was killed alongside many members of his family.
* TheAce: Alastor Moody calls him "a great wizard".
* BadassFamily: Hagrid mentions the Bones Family as “some of the best witches and wizards of the age.” This is likely why he, along with his wife, children, and parents were targeted and murdered by Death Eaters. His sister Amelia, and niece Susan, went on to fight in the second war.
* BadassMustache: According to his photograph in the film.

[[folder:Gideon and Fabian Prewett]]

Members of the first Order and brothers of Molly Weasley. They were killed by Death Eaters.
* BashBrothers: Of the magical variety.
* DoNotGoGentle: It took five Death Eaters, including HeroKiller Antonin Dolohov, to defeat them.
* {{Foil}}: It's not clear if they are twins, but they seem to be harbingers of their nephews Fred and George. WordOfGod mentioned that Molly after losing her brothers was exceptionally worried about her family and it's clear that she sees Fred and George's reckless actions as being reminscent of their uncles.
* TheKlutz: Fabian didn't take very good care of his possessions, including his pocket watch, which is dented when Molly gives it to Harry Potter.
* MeaningfulName: "Gideon" is Hebrew for "mighty warrior," and "Fabian" also refers to a military strategy.

[[folder:Peter Pettigrew]]
See Characters/HarryPotterDeathEaters