[[folder:Wizards and witches]]

!Garrick Ollivander

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

-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnHurt


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

* CreepyBlueEyes: He has pale blue eyes that never seem to blink.
* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:He is disappears in the sixth book, and is revealed to have been kidnapped by the Death Eaters in the seventh one. Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dobby rescue him when they are captured and detained alongside him in Malfoy Manor.]]
* FamilyBusiness: The Ollivanders have been operating their shop since 382 B.C.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Every member of the Ollivander family has a first name starting with "G". You'd only ever know this from reading Ollivander's [[AllThereInTheManual bio on Pottermore]], though, since his first name is never mentioned in the books.
* InsufferableGenius: He's not particularly humble about the quality of his own work, and tends to be dismissive of wands made by other wandmakers such as Gregorovitch, but he's still widely regarded as the best wandmaker in the world.
* NightmareFetishist: A possible example; when Harry is fitted for his wand, Ollivander remarks with what seems to be almost pleasure that Harry has been selected by a wand which was made using the same materials as those used to fashion Voldemort's. Harry is understandably a little weirded out by this, and by Ollivander's next comment that he expects Harry to do great things, because so did Voldemort. "Terrible, yes - but great."
* OddFriendship: He seems to develop one with Luna while [[spoiler:they are both held prisoner in Malfoy Manor.]]
* PhotographicMemory: He can remember the details of every wand he has ever made and who bought it.
* SeverelySpecializedStore: He sells wands. Just — wands. Justified as each wand must fit its owner, much like a shoe or clothing store. Wands are also major purchases, as a wand does not appear to ever 'wear out', and since they are central to a wizards power, it is worth buying the highest quality you can afford. A wand store is basically a place that sells a product that must fit like a suit, is as expensive as a car, and important as a home.

!Rita Skeeter

->''"What a charismatic quartet! Hello, I'm Rita Skeeter. I write for the Daily Prophet. But, of course, you know that, don't you? It's you we don't know. You're the juicy news. What quirks lurk beneath those rosy cheeks? What mysteries do the muscles mask? Does courage lie beneath those curls? In short, what makes a champion tick? Me, myself and I want to know. Not to mention my rabid readers. So, who's feeling up to sharing? Shall we start with the youngest? Lovely."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Miranda Richardson

A reporter for the ''Daily Prophet'' known for her "enchantingly nasty" and often slanderous writings. She is [[spoiler:an unregistered Animagus who can transform into a beetle]], a fact that makes it easy for her to eavesdrop on people and reveal their darkest secrets to everyone.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: She was described as fairly unattractive in the books, but being played by Miranda Richardson didn't hurt her.
* BlondesAreEvil
* DemotedToExtra: Her subplot in the film adaptation of ''The Goblet of Fire'' is significantly cut down, and the revelation of [[spoiler:being an illegal animagus who uses her animal form to spy on people]] is omitted entirely.
* FemmeFatalons: They're even referred to as "talons" on a few occasions.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears jeweled eyeglasses.
* HateSink: One of the best examples in the series until Umbridge came along. Her obnoxiousness and lack of regard for other people's privacy or dignity makes reading about her infuriating.
* HotScoop: View herself as this, and [[AdaptationalAttractiveness actually is this in the movies]]. She was not nearly so good-looking the way she was described in the book.
* IntrepidReporter: Antagonist version. Though considering she goes after soft targets like Harry and Dumbledore unlike Voldemort and Malfoy who are less likely to allow for "freedom of press" she doesn't come off as especially bold. More to the point, Hermione Granger successfully intimidates her by blackmail.
* {{Jerkass}}: To the point of being the only character in the books that Dumbledore treats with open rudeness, as opposed to the condescending politeness he reserves for everyone else he dislikes.
* JerkassHasAPoint: As sensationalist as her stories are, she actually ends up pegging Dumbledore right in her story on him, FromACertainPointOfView at least. She doesn't understand the finer details, nuances of character and ambiguity. Aberforth Dumbledore who justifiably begrudges his brother regards her as a hack and treats her book with contempt.
* KarmaHoudini: Not initially, but by the final book, she's a successful writer again. In fairness, what we see of her biography of Dumbledore isn't as blatantly untrue as what she had been writing before, though every bit as mean-spirited and biased and DramaticallyMissingThePoint. As per WordOfGod, she will [[spoiler:post-Series write a biography of Severus Snape that will ensure that people doubt his intentions and HeelFaceTurn even in the wizard world, for the foreseeable future]].
** Subverted at the end of the [[http://www.pottermore.com/en/daily-prophet/qwc2014/2014-07-11/the-qwc2014-final 2014 Quiddtich World Cup Final]]. After spending the entire match focusing on the VIP box in which were the Potters and the Weasleys instead of the game, making rude comments about them and their friends, [[spoiler:she gets knocked out mid-sentence by a jinx to the solar plexus from Ginny]].
* LiteralSurveillanceBug: Her Animagus form.
* MaliciousSlander: Her specialty.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself
* [[OvershadowedByAwesome Overshadowed By Bitchiness]]: When she's introduced, she's the series' primary {{Jerkass}} female character that everyone [[LoveToHate loves to hate]]... until Umbridge enters the picture in the following book. Umbridge makes Rita look like one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
* {{Paparazzi}}: Although [[DelusionsOfEloquence she]] likes to think otherwise.
* TwistingTheWords: Rita writes only what she thinks would make the most popular story, and so half her work is twisting the facts and words to fit her often slanderous version. [[BlatantLies The other half is flat-out lying]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: It turns out she manages to sneak into the Hogwarts grounds for her stories because she's [[spoiler:a beetle Animagus]].

!Viktor Krum

->''"You have no business here! This tent is for champions, and friends."''
-->-- To Rita Skeeter, one of his two spoken lines in the movie

-->'''Portrayed by''': Stanislav Ianevski

A world-renowned Bulgarian Quidditch player and the Durmstrang Triwizard Tournament champion. He becomes romantically involved with Hermione during his stay at Hogwarts, much to Ron's fury. He later shows up at Bill and Fleur's wedding, where [[NoSwastikas he is angered by Xenophilius Lovegood's Deathly Hallows necklace]]. He explains to Harry that the symbol was the mark of Grindelwald. He remains in contact with Hermione, but only as pen pals.

* {{Badass}}: He seems to prefer direct, no-nonsense solutions to problems; [[GoForTheEye blasting his dragon in the eye]] rather than distracting or avoiding it, and turning into a shark during the second task.
** BadassBookworm: While most of his time in the library was an attempt to get close to Hermione, he apparently does like books on his own.
* BerserkButton: Grindelwald's mark. He recounts a time where some fellow students had copied it down to make themselves look tough until he and some others had "taught them better" and threatens to duel Xenophilius Lovegood for wearing it. Justified, since Grindelwald killed his grandfather.
* BigManOnCampus
* [[BaldOfAwesome Crewcut of Awesome]]: In the film.
* DumbMuscle: He appears to subvert this trope, revealing himself as a soft-spoken, thoughtful boy as the story progresses. This is how Ron comes to view him when he [[spoiler: starts taking interest in Hermione.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: After many years of losing, he finally leads the Bulgarian national team to victory in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.]]
* FamousNamedForeigner: Krum was a famous Bulgarian king who ruled in the 9th century.
* GracefulInTheirElement: On a broom, he's fast and agile. On the ground, he is described as being "duck-footed."
* {{Hunk}}
* HuskyRusskie: Well, a burly Bulgarian, to be precise.
** Or as Skeeter put it in the movies, a Bulgarian Bon-Bon.
* LadykillerInLove: Surrounded by smitten girls because of his fame, he falls for Hermione, the one girl who mostly just ignored him.
* TheQuietOne: In the book it's noted that when he's talking to Hermione at the Yule Ball, it's the first time Harry has ever actually heard him talk.
** In the film, he only has two lines.
* TroubledButCute: Described as surly and glowering, he’s also duck-footed and round-shouldered. Yeah, he’s not actually described as handsome per se, but when he’s seen interacting with Hermione he's shown to be very sweet. Also the not-so-handsome part can be explained by Harry’s opinion on the matter being skewed.
** Even Hermione describes him as not being good-looking (at least before he asks her out).
** In the movie this is played straight, depending on personal taste.
* RomanticFalseLead
* SharkMan: Transforms into one in the second Triwizard task.
* WhiteSheep: He's probably not the only student to feel this way; he's against Durmstrang's Dark Arts heavy curriculum, preferring Hogwarts' more friendly approach.
* WronskiFeint: Uses the TropeNamer in the Quidditch World Cup.

!Igor Karkaroff

->''"It's happening again, like before, and soon neither you nor anyone else will be able to deny it."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Predrag Bjelac

The Headmaster of the Durmstrang Institute. Karkaroff is a former Death Eater who avoided imprisonment in Azkaban by becoming an informant for the Ministry and selling out several of his former comrades. He arrives at Hogwarts in the fourth book as one of the judges of the Triwizard Tournament. [[spoiler:When Voldemort returns, Karkaroff goes into hiding and is later found dead]].

* BeardOfEvil
* CultureEqualsCostume
* DirtyCoward
* EvilTeacher: He is self-serving at best, being an ex-supporter of Voldemort, and is still shown as treating his students poorly.
* {{Foil}}: To Snape, who also gave up being a Death Eater, but for very different reasons.
* FunetikAksent: He actually ''[[SubvertedTrope doesn't]]'' have one, unlike Krum, but the audiobooks and films go ahead and give him an accent anyway.
* JerkAss: Is blatantly biased towards his own school as a judge in the Triwizard Tournament, treats most of his students like crap and is a cowardly turncoat to boot. Barty Crouch Jr - and it's hinted that Moody is the same - had fun torturing him ''without actually doing anything.''
* PutOnABus -> [[spoiler:BusCrash]]
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:His main purpose in the plot. Being an ex-Death Eater, he is the most obvious suspect as the person who put Harry's name in the Goblet of Fire, and the one Harry himself ends up suspecting before Moody informs him otherwise.]]
* ScaryTeeth: Seriously, has the man even ''heard'' of the word "toothbrush?"
* StepfordSmiler: He is described as having a smile that doesn't reach his cold eyes.

!Olympe Maxime

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

-->'''Portrayed by''': Frances de la Tour

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
* AmbiguouslyBrown: The books describe her as being "olive-skinned" and having a "beaked nose", which may indicate her being of Middle Eastern descent. It's worth mentioning that France has a high population of Muslims.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: According to Hagrid's account of their travels.
* BigBeautifulWoman
* FeetFirstIntroduction
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half-giantess.
* IAmBigBoned: Her justification for her size. Though considering how persecuted half-giants are, its justifiable why she would want to keep things under wraps.
* LargeAndInCharge
* LoveInterest: To Hagrid.
* UptownGirl: She has a regal, aristocratic air, in contrast to Hagrid's rougher and more down-to-earth personality.

!Gabrielle Delacour
-->'''Portrayed by''': Creator/AngelicaMandy
Gabrielle is Fleur's little sister, and looks exactly like a younger version of her. During the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, Gabrielle is placed in the lake as the person Fleur would miss most. Fleur is not able to reach her, so Harry Potter brings her to the surface alongside Ron. This gains Harry extra points for "moral fiber."

Thanks to this heroism, Gabrielle develops a crush on Harry, and is sorry to have to return to France at the end of the tournament. She returns for her sister's wedding to Bill Weasley. At the wedding, she gives Harry a "glowing look" that angers Ginny.

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Averted. She ''is'' shown to be the person Fleur would miss the most, and they seem to get along very well in general.
* DamselInDistress: She isn't really in danger, but she's put in the lake for Fleur to rescue. When Fleur fails to get to her, Harry (initially thinking the trope is being played straight) "saves" her along with Ron.
* PrecociousCrush: Has one on Harry.
* RescueRomance: She develops a crush on Harry after he "rescues" her from the lake, although she wasn't actually in danger.
* UnevenHybrid: Like her sister Fleur, she's 1/4 veela, 3/4 human.

!Xenophilius Lovegood

->''"The Elder Wand, the most powerful wand ever made. The Resurrection Stone. The Cloak of Invisibility. Together they make the Deathly Hallows. Together they make one Master of Death."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': RhysIfans

Xenophilius "Xeno" Lovegood is a rather mad wizard who edits the ''Quibbler'' and is the father of Luna. He lives in the area of Ottery St. Catchpole, not far from the Weasleys, in a house that looks like a black tower. He believes in things few other people do, such as the Deathly Hallows, the Crumple-Horned Snorkack, and government conspiracies.

Xeno is very close to Luna, especially after his wife (Luna's mother) died from an experimental spell. Therefore, when Voldemort takes over, he kidnaps Luna to try to shut up Xeno and the ''Quibbler''. Later on, Xeno himself is captured, though he is later released. Harry first sees the symbol of the Deathly Hallows when Xeno appears at Bill and Fleur's wedding wearing the symbol on a necklace.

* AgentMulder
* AmbiguousDisorder: Similar to his daughter (see the Hogwarts Students character sheet for details).
* CloudCuckooLander
* ConspiracyTheorist
* EasilyForgiven: In the film, while Ron was upset over his betrayal, Harry brushes it off as the actions of a desperate parent.
* IntrepidReporter
* KnightTemplarParent: When the Death Eaters kidnap Luna and threaten to harm her unless he helps them capture the Golden Trio, he ''does''. When they show up at his house, he puts on a StepfordSmiler act and pretends that everything is well and good at his house in an attempt to keep them there until the Death Eaters arrive. Unlike the ordinary portrayal of a KnightTemplarParent, he is meant to be sympathetic. Hermione even delays their escape so that the Death Eaters can see that he did indeed have the trio to present to them.
** Harry even noted that his attempts at stopping them for the sake of his daughter, reminded him of his own mother.
* LonersAreFreaks
* MeaningfulName: "Xenophilius" is Greek for "lover of the strange," opposite of "xenophobe." "Xeno" also sounds like "Zeno," the name of several Greek philosophers. The most famous one, Zeno of Elea, created several paradoxes, and was described as "the universal critic."
* RoomFullOfCrazy: His house.
* PapaWolf: See his KnightTemplarParent section.
* SanitySlippage
* StepfordSmiler: After he publishes way too many supportive articles in ''The Quibbler'' supporting Harry Potter, the Death Eaters kidnap Luna and threaten to harm her unless he helps them get their hands on the Golden Trio. He does this by pretending that things are hunky-dory at their house, going so far as to pretend that Luna is still there, despite the fact that he is doing this to trap them and the fact that he is in misery over the fact that his Luna is in the hands of the Death Eaters.
* WindmillCrusader

!Gellert Grindelwald

->''"Kill me, then. Voldemort, I welcome death! But my death will not bring you what you seek… There is so much you do not understand..."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': JamieCampbellBower, Michael Byrne

A dark wizard defeated by Dumbledore years before the events of the series. In the final book of the series, it is revealed that he and Dumbledore had previously been working together to find the Deathly Hallows, become masters over death, and put Muggles under the domination of Wizards. Their friendship ended when Grindelwald attacked Dumbledore's brother Aberforth and the fight that ensued killed their sister Ariana.

* AdaptationalVillainy: In the books, Grindelwald goes to his death keeping the secret of who has the Elder Wand despite being tortured by Voldemort. In the movies, he gleefully and willingly tells the Dark Lord where to find the Wand.
** Unless he assumed that Dumbledore has planned to [[spoiler:die]] along with the Elder Wand itself and the so-called strongest wand will also lose its power alongside its last master, so he didn't think twice to tell the wand's location to Voldemort because he feels there will be no difference whether Voldemort has the wand or not. Another possibility that he might also know that since Voldemort never be the true master of Elder Wand, the wand will backfire on Voldemort, [[spoiler:which is eventually true.]]
* AlliterativeName
* TheAtoner: Implied. He refuses to give the location of the Elder Wand to Voldemort, claiming he never had it. This only applies in the book, as in the film, he freely tells Voldemort where it is.
** In their [[spoiler:afterlife conversation]], Dumbledore tells Harry that he had heard from his minders that Grindelwald came to regret his actions in his imprisonment. Harry wonders if Grindelwald's defiance had to do with wanting to prevent Voldemort from desecrating his old friend's grave.
* BiggerBad: Of UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, incredibly.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* ChekhovsGunman: Mentioned on Dumbledore's Chocolate Frog Card in the first book, then never mentioned or referenced again until the final book, where he plays a major role in the {{backstory}}.
* ClosetKey
* EvilFormerFriend: To Dumbledore.
* EvilSorcerer: Dumbledore's antithesis.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Being imprisoned in Nurmengard for decades. [[spoiler:When Voldemort is about to kill him, Grindelwald tells him that he welcomes death.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: How his death in the books is presented.
* HoYay: Canonical, intentionally InvokedTrope of HoYay by WordOfGod, but Rowling also stated later that this was one-sided on Dumbledore's part and that Grindelwald had only been using his affections to his advantage.
--> ''"This was your mistake in Durmstrang, but I don't complain because if you had not been expelled, we would never have met."''
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Also LaserGuidedKarma: He was eventually imprisoned in the same prison he built to hold his enemies.
* KnightTemplar: Truly believed Muggles would be best to be subservient to Wizards.
* MeaningfulEcho: His face-off with Voldemort, right down to him, noting "I welcome death" echoes the "The Tale of the Three Brothers" story, which considering Grindelwald's interest in the hallows was likely an invoked trope on his part.
* ManipulativeBastard: Explicitly described by WordOfGod as a "user" who was trying to play up Dumbledore's attraction to him and his feelings of wasting away as Ariana's caretaker to make him TheDragon. In a final confrontation with Aberforth Dumbledore, he subjected him to a cruciatus curse forcing Albus' HeelRealization.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Naturally, he was defeated in 1945, of all years, and holed up in a prison called Nurmengard (which sounds like Nuremberg, and has the very "Arbeit macht frei"-like slogan, "For the Greater Good", carved over the gate). Fans have used this to speculate on [[{{Ghostapo}} whether he actually had something to do with the rise of the Nazis themselves]]. Also, a lunatic, old loner as the last inmate of an incredibly guarded prison? That sounds like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Hess Rudolf Hess.]]
** Regardless, the possibility of a task force of wizards and muggles contributing to the Allied victory over the Nazis is invoked in-universe.
* PoisonousFriend: To Dumbledore.
* PredecessorVillain: To Voldemort. Though Voldemort's rise is unrelated to Grindelwald.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Voldemort just teleports away as opposed to killing him in the movie.
* TeenGenius

!Merope Gaunt

The teenaged girl, abused by her father and brother (due to them thinking she was a Squib), who [[SlippingAMickey drugged Tom Riddle Sr. with a potion]], marrying him when he was too infatuated with the potion to consent. When she became pregnant, she stopped giving him the drug, apparently believing he had fallen in love with her. He quickly left, and Merope, at 19, gave birth to Voldemort.

* AbusiveParents: Her father.
* DeathByChildbirth: She dies giving birth to Tom Riddle, Jr., who later renames himself Voldemort.
* DespairEventHorizon: Being abandoned by Tom Riddle, Sr.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted. Even if her actions concerning Tom Riddle, Sr. are never ''called'' rape, they still aren't treated as okay.
* {{Expy}}: Of Mayella from ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''.
* ExtremeDoormat: Due to the abuse she suffers from her father and brother.
* MeaningfulName: In mythology Merope was one of the Pleiades, a group of nymphs who turned into stars. Merope is the faintest star, the legend stating that she married a mortal and thus hides her face out of shame.
* PosthumousCharacter
* SlippingAMickey: She did this to Tom Riddle, Sr. once both her father and brother were locked away in Azkaban and she had an opportunity.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Tom Riddle Sr. before she [[SlippingAMickey tricked him into drinking a]] LovePotion.
* TeenPregnancy: She married Tom Riddle, Sr. at the age of eighteen and died giving birth to their child at the age of nineteen.
* TheUnfavorite: Her father seems to favor her brother more than her.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: An indirect version. She was subjected to a barrage of emotional, verbal, and physical abuse by her father and brother. She escaped the house where she had lived such a horrible life by tricking Tom Riddle, Sr. into marrying her and doing the nasty with her enough times to give birth to Wizard Hitler.
* {{Yandere}}: For Tom Riddle, Sr., ''big time''. She [[StalkerWithACrush stalked him]], [[SlippingAMickey drugged him with a]] LovePotion, and being abandoned by him plunged her into so deep a depression that she couldn't even go on after giving birth to his child.

!Walburga Black
Sirius's mother, who sympathized with Voldemort's goals but did not join the Death Eaters. She lives on through a portrait of herself in 12 Grimmauld Place which has a Permanent Sticking Charm applied to it.

* AllThereInTheScript: Her first name is known from the Black Family Tree that J.K. Rowling released, but never used in the books.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT make loud noises around her portrait unless you ''want'' her to scream your ears off.
* BlackShirt: Until Voldemort killed Regulus during his first incarnation.
* EvilMatriarch: From what Sirius tells us, anyway.
* FantasticRacism: As Sirius noted, she was of the kind of wizard who thought Muggles should be treated as slaves or second-class citizens.
* IHaveNoSon: Blasted Sirius' name off of the Black Family Tree.
* JerkAss: Her tendency to purge the family tree of any one who went against her way of living by burning their name off the list is just the least of her actions.
* KissingCousins: According to the Black Family Tree she and her husband, Orion, were second cousins.
* LargeHam: If her portrait is any indication, she was one in life.
* LickedByTheDog: Kreacher loved her.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Kreacher ''adores'' her so this must have been the case.
* NoIndoorVoice: Her portrait anyway.
* ParentalFavoritism: She favored [[TheDutifulSon Regulus]] over [[WhiteSheep Sirius]].
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: In her own house, no less. Justified due to the Permanent Sticking Charm, her portrait isn't going anywhere.

!Phineas Nigellus Black
Former Headmaster of Hogwarts, of the House of Slytherin. Now lives in two portraits: one in the Headmaster's office in Hogwarts, the other in 12 Grimmauld Place. Because he can travel between the two portraits, Phineas is useful to the Order as a {{courier}}.

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


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->''"Dobby is used to death threats, sir. Dobby gets them three times a day at home."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Toby Jones

A house elf who initially serves the abusive Malfoy family. Unlike his masters, he admires Harry and tries to warn him and protect him when Lucius Malfoy orchestrates the opening of the Chamber of Secrets... in [[StopHelpingMe unfortunate ways]]. He is eventually freed thanks to Harry and gets new employment in the kitchens at Hogwarts, from where he occasionally lends Harry a hand.

* AllTheOtherReindeer: He's the first House Elf we meet so he's treatment as a servant by wizards makes him one by default, we later learn that even other house-elves look at him as an oddball too and see him as a weirdo.
* BadassAdorable
* BadassFingerSnap
* BerserkButton: Dobby is friendly or at least respectful to all people... so long as they don't insult Harry. He easily blasts away his ex-master Lucius Malfoy in ''Chamber of Secrets'' when he attempts to attack him, and in ''Half-Blood Prince'', Harry finds him proudly beating the snot out of Kreacher when the latter badmouths him.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: As sweet and kind as they come, but he's also just as powerful (maybe more so) than wizards.
* TheDogBitesBack: He gets to humiliate his former masters a few times.
* HeroicSacrifice
* HeroWorshipper: He has looked up to Harry since he was an infant and bested Voldemort.
* IDieFree: By the end of Book 7.
* IJustWantToBeFree: For much of ''Chamber of Secrets'' this is his dream.
* TheMillstone: To Harry on purpose in Book 2, although he has the best intentions.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Rarely, if ever, uses the single person pronoun. It seems to be a trait all house-elves share.
* ThouShaltNotKill: He only means to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny maim or seriously injure.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the second book, Dobby does everything in his power to prevent Harry from being killed by the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets...including designing a Bludger to harm him and get him kicked out of Hogwarts.


->''"Nasty brat standing there as bold as brass. Harry Potter, the boy who stopped the Dark Lord. Friend of Mudbloods and blood-traitors alike. If my poor mistress only knew..."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': [[ActorExistenceFailure Timothy Bateson]], [[TheOtherDarrin Simon McBurney]])

A house elf who serves the Black family. He shares the same ideologies as many of the pure-blood wizards, and looks down on {{Muggle}}-borns. Sirius Black [[JerkassWoobie treats him harshly]], which leads to some unfortunate events at the end of ''Order of the Phoenix''.

* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Kreacher deconstructs this aspect showing its good and bad sides, namely that anyone can be NiceToTheWaiter, even TheSociopath like Bellatrix Lestrange and the vast majority of the black family while a good guy like Sirius can be totally indifferent and uncaring to Kreacher for a variety of understandable reasons, and still suffer the consequences.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Hermione characters this as Kreacher's view. For him the fact that [[spoiler:his "kind master" Regulus died defying Voldemort]] won't affect his feelings of loyalty to Bellatrix and Narcissa who are loyal to the same man, or his dislike for Sirius who's even more defiant than Regulus. He's only loyal BecauseYouWereNiceToMe and that's independent of any political stand for or against Voldemort.
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Led the Elves into battle against Voldemort in the final book.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In the films his role was downplayed greatly, and since his introduction, got barely a cameo in ''Deathly Hallows''. The filmmakers actually wanted to cut him out of the films completely, but Rowling warned them that they would run into a lot of plot issues come the seventh film if they did.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:His poor treatment from Sirius led him looking for loopholes to escape and meet with other members of the Black Family to help them set up Sirius and Harry.]]
* FantasticRacism: Towards Muggle-borns. [[spoiler:As he grows closer to Harry and Hermione, he eventually overcomes this.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Dobby. They're different as night and day, and absolutely despise one another but both of them in their own fashion find a way to defy and defeat their masters and enjoy a WhosLaughingNow moment to boot.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Being treated kindly by Harry and learning Harry was on the same quest Master Regulus was on, and died for, helps him turn around. Oh, and the chance to hunt down Mundungus for stealing.]]
* IJustWantToBeLoved: His main motivation in life. If you show him affection and kindness, he will serve you, even if you were [[TheSociopath Bellatrix Lestrange]].
* KarmaHoudini: He's LighterAndSofter by the end for sure and even pulls a HeelFaceTurn of a sorts, but Kreacher never acknowledges any remorse or faces any punishment for [[spoiler:instigating Sirius' death]].
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Sirius' poor treatment of him leads Kreacher to [[spoiler: set him up to be killed.]]
* TheMole: In ''Order of the Phoenix''.
* MeaningfulName: ''Kriecher'' is German for "bootlick". It's also meant to be pronounced in the same way as the word "creature".
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:To Regulus Black.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler:Harry is the first character to treat him with real kindness since the death of Regulus Black. As such, Kreacher becomes devoted to Harry.]]
* ShadowArchetype: Towards Dobby. They both come from abusive households, but Dobby is a much kinder character who loves everyone while Kreacher is bitter and looks down on non-pureblood wizards.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Tends to speak this way.
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:To Regulus Black, and later to Harry at the end of ''Deathly Hallows''.]]


The Crouch family house-elf. She is extremely loyal to Barty Crouch, Sr. and [[HappinessInSlavery very happy with her lot in life]]. For years, she cared for Crouch's imprisoned son, but she was freed as punishment for failing to keep him under control at the Quidditch World Cup. Winky eventually came to work at Hogwarts, where she was very unhappy and constantly worried about how her master was getting on without her. Remaining loyal to Crouch, Sr. even after he had sacked her, she refused to divulge any of his dark secrets.

* DrowningMySorrows: With butterbeer.
* DrunkOnMilk: After being freed, she [[TheAlcoholic starts hitting the bottle]] with butterbeer, which usually doesn't have any apparent intoxicating effect. We're told that it's "strong for a house-elf."
* {{Foil}}: To Dobby, who was happy to be freed.
* HappinessInSlavery: She believes in the house-elves being enslaved, much to Hermione's annoyance.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Like all house-elves.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Barty Crouch, Sr.


[[folder:Other Beings]]

->''"I must warn you. Dementors are vicious creatures. They do not distinguish between the one they hunt and the one who gets in their way."''
-->-- '''Albus Dumbledore'''

Uncanny creatures in {{black cloak}}s that are essentially walking (err, make that floating) {{Mind Rape}}s waiting to happen. Initially, they serve the Ministry of Magic as guards for Azkaban, but care nothing for human morality; all they want are victims whose [[EmotionEater emotions they can feed on]], and they're more than willing to switch their allegiance to Voldemort when he offers a better deal. Notable for being Harry's worst fear, because they can use their powers to force him to relive the many traumatic experiences of his life, particularly his parents' deaths.

* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Goes with the territory of being personified despair.
* BlackCloak
* TheDreaded
* EmotionBomb: Despair, mixed with fear.
* EmotionEater: Their presence drains the happiness out of you. A Patronus, the only spell that works against them, is an embodied positive thought that can't feel despair.
* EyelessFace: Which they conceal beneath their hoods. Since they have no eyes, they're essentially blind.
* TheFaceless: Until they attack, at least...
* FateWorseThanDeath: The Dementor's Kiss, where a dementor [[YourSoulIsMine forcibly extracts its victim's soul from their body,]] [[AndIMustScream leaving them an empty, but still living, husk]]. [[spoiler:Happens to Barty Crouch Jr.]]
* GhostlyChill
* TheHeartless
* {{Humanoid Abomination}}s
* TheJailer: Basically their hat, at least during the first part of the series.
* MindRape: Merely being in the presence of a dementor causes lite MindRape; when there are lots of them, or they actually attack, it gets ''much'' worse.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* SuddenNameChange: Up until Harry Potter finds out the actual name of the creatures that guard Azkaban, a wizarding prison, everyone refers to them as "The Azkaban Guards." After he experience their happiness-draining power and is told their name, Dementors, in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' no one refers to them as the Azkaban Guards ever again.
* VaderBreath
* TheVoiceless: Considering that they're able to work out deals with wizards, they probably have ''some'' method of communicating, but never speak on-page or in the films.
* WalkingWasteland: The movie versions, [[EvilIsDeathlyCold causing that which they come close to to frost over]].
* YourSoulIsMine: The Dementor's Kiss.

!The Sorting Hat
->''"Hmm, difficult. VERY difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind, either. There's talent, oh yes. And a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?"''

The Sorting Hat is a wizard's hat, formerly belonging to Godric Gryffindor, that has been empowered with the intelligence from the four founders of Hogwarts (Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and Salazar Slytherin). It is sentient, converses with students who place it on their head, composes and recites songs, and can attack things by blinding them. So, despite being just a hat, it certainly is a character.

* AnimateInanimateObject: Apparently outfitted with the personalities of all four founders of Hogwarts.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the books, he slyly repeats "You would have done well in Slytherin" to Harry. In the films, they add a "raised eyebrow" when Harry insists the Sorting Hat is wrong.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The Sorting Hat sings one to the Hogwarts students at the beginning of Fall Term, describing the Four Houses and what they value, and occasionally giving warnings.
* [[MrExposition Exposition Thing]]
* HammerSpace: Gryffindor students can pull Godric's sword out of the Sorting Hat. As the Hat himself sings, he once belonged to Gryffindor himself and sat upon his head.
* {{Telepathy}}: The Sorting Hat uses Legilimency to determine which house to place new students in.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The last we see of the hat, he is [[spoiler:on fire and screaming as Neville pulls the sword of Gryffindor out of him during the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
** We can assume that [[spoiler:he was repaired somehow, since Harry tells his son that the Sorting Hat will take his choice into account]].

-->'''Portrayed by''': William Todd-Jones

Hagrid's younger half brother, a sixteen foot tall Giant.

* BigLittleBrother
* GentleGiant: No pun intended, but Grawp's a sweetheart.
* HotBlooded: Grawp had a bit of a temper in the books.
* PrecociousCrush: Apparently takes a liking to Hermione when they first meet.

[[folder: Minor Characters]]

!!Minor Characters

* ApronMatron: Augusta Longbottom.
* BerserkButton: Calling a centaur a "filthy half-breed" to its face isn't the wisest idea.
* BlackWidow: Blaise Zabini's mother is a famous witch who married and widowed 7 times, with all her dead husbands -- who all died under *ahem* ''mysterious'' circumstances, for lack of better words -- leaving her mountains and mountains of gold.
* ButtMonkey: There are many across the series, but a notable background one is Dawlish the Auror. He's been knocked out by Dumbledore a few times, beaten by Dirk Cresswell (who ''wasn't carrying a wand''), and was completely ''owned'' by Augusta Longbottom. Basically, if a character has to get away, Dawlish is the casualty.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Bathilda Bagshot from possibly before the last book began. Lord Voldemort hid Nagini inside of her corpse, which is why nobody knew for so long]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Just about every speaking character, at some point in the series.
* TheDriver: Ernie Prang and Stan Shunpike.
* FunetikAksent: Stan Shunpike.
* LastNameBasis: Two throwaway characters in "The Prince's Tale" are only referred to as "Avery" and "Mulciber".
* MeaningfulName: Stan Shunpike; "shunpike" is a driving term for the practice of using minor roads to avoid paying tolls on certain major highways. Ernie Prang; "prang" is British slang for a fender-bender or other vehicle collision.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Augusta Longbottom. Death Eaters thought they could take her. Turns out she sent Dawlish to St. Mungo's.
* NotSoDifferent: At some point in the series, nearly ''every'' main character has been shown to share at least one very distinct trait with a character who initially seems to be their polar opposite.
* TheOphelia: Poor, poor Ariana...
** TakeOurWordForIt: Whatever happened to her is something JK isn't commenting on, nor something most fans want to think about.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Stan Shunpike and Ernie Prang.
* {{Tuckerization}}: There are several minor examples, including Natalie [=MacDonald=] (a Gryffindor named after a fan who died of cancer), the Knight Bus driver and conductor Ern and Stan (named after Rowling's grandfathers, Ernest and Stanley), and, while his first name is only revealed by WordOfGod, ''John'' Dawlish (after BigNameFan John Noe, who is unusually fond of Dawlish).
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior:
** Ron's one-hundred-and-seven-year-old great-aunt Muriel.
** Some could argue that Augusta Longbottom is like this as well. She, however, has redeeming qualities...unlike Muriel, who is just horrible.

[[folder: [[spoiler: The Next Generation]]]]
''Beware Of Unmarked Spoilers''

!Albus Severus Potter

-> ''"Dad? What if I am put in Slytherin?"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Arthur Bowen

The middle son of Harry Potter and Ginny Potter (née Weasley). He is named in memory of Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape.

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Ferret]]: In the movie franchise, Al owns a ferret.
* DeadGuyJunior: Al is named in honor of two past headmasters Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape.
* GreenEyes: The only one of Harry's kids to inherit his mother's (Al's grandmother) bright, green eyes.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Portrayed to be this with Scorpius in the fanwork.
* InSeriesNickname: His family calls him "Al".
* MessyHair: Just like dear old dad. But averted in the movies, where his hair's actually neater than even movie!Harry and this trope plays straight for James.
* PlatonicLifePartners: A cousin example. With Rose.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: A sibling example. The Sensitive Guy to James's Manly Man.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: A carbon copy of his father.

!Rose Weasley

-> ''"Yeah."'' (To her mother in the last movie adaptation).

-->'''Portrayed by''': Helena Barlow

The eldest child and only daughter of Ron Weasley and Hermione Weasley (née Granger). She has been noted to be very much like her mother was at her age. Rose also has a close relationship with her cousin, Albus Severus Potter.

* BigEater: {{Implied}}. See SweetTooth.
* CuteBookworm: The lego game shows Rose with a number of books in her hands, implying that she ''loves'' reading.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Ron implies that Arthur would be less than okay with Rose marrying a pureblood like Scorpius, telling her to defy this trope.
* InSeriesNickname: Her dad calls her "Rosie".
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Daughter]]: {{Lampshaded}} by her father. It's also notable that, in the books, she exhibits some of Hermione's character quirks, such as being dressed in her robes already by the time everyone shows up at King's Cross.
* MeaningfulName: "Rose" is the national flower for England, which is where the story takes place.
** Its most common color is red, which can allude to her trademark red, Weasley hair.
** A rose is also a symbol of love, a (potential) reference to the relationship of her parents.
* PlatonicLifePartners: A cousin example. With Albus.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: A female version of her father in the live action movies.
* SweetTooth: {{Implied}} in the movie. She catches a chocolate frog and ''before'' that, we see her looking at it rather...intently.
* YouthfulFreckles: The Weasley trait.

!Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy

-> ''"So that's little Scorpius." - Ron's line on meeting Scorpius on the Hogwarts station.''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Bertie Gilbert

The son and only child of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Malfoy (nee Greengrass). [[WordOfGod J.K. Rowling]] stated that Draco made sure that Scorpius didn't turn out like him.

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: According to WordOfGod, he's a little maltreated due to his family's past ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[FailOSuckyName his name]]).
* FailOSuckyName: ''Scorpius.'' On the flipside, however, his middle name is ''[[AwesomeMcCoolName Hyperion]]''.
* GrayEyes: Like his father.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: {{Defied|Trope}} by Draco and [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Despite their almost [[StrongFamilyResemblance carbon copy looks]], eleven-year-old Scorpius is nothing like his father was as a child.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: A mini Draco
* TheVoiceless: Has not one line in any of the franchise.
* ThemeNaming: Continues his mother's family tradition of naming children after stars and constellations.
* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Defied by the Malfoys themselves.
* WhiteSheep: According to WordOfGod.

!James Sirius Potter II

-> ''"I only said he might be. There's nothing wrong with that."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Will Dunn

The first child and eldest son of Harry Potter and Ginny Potter (nee Weasley). By the epilogue, James has already attended his first year at Hogwarts, and is now about to be accompanied by his younger brother (Albus) and younger cousin (Rose). He ''loves'' to rile up Al and has been noted to act very much like his namesakes and his Uncle Ron.

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Owl]]: In the movie, James has a pet owl.
* BrownEyes: He inherited his mother's bright, brown eyes.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: Despite teasing his younger siblings, especially Al, he shows signs of being a cool, big brother:
** In the books, James offered to share a room with Al, even though he was teasing him in the beginning.
** In the movie, James allowed Lily to take a ride on his trolley.
* DeadGuyJunior: He's named after his paternal grandfather and his father's godfather.
* TheGadfly: He seems to be this, judging by his needling of Albus in the epilogue for the sole purpose of making him nervous. Not only about house affiliation, but it's also implied that he might have been telling Albus that Rose couldn't come to Hogwarts for some reason (e.g. she'd turned out to be a Squib or something), as Albus is mentioned as looking 'immensely relieved' to see her in the epilogue.
* IdenticalGrandson: Has been described to acquire the looks and character traits of his paternal grandfather.
* MessyHair: Like father, like son.
* MouthyKid: But he does clam up when he sots his mom's DeathGlare.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: A sibling example. The Manly Man to Al's Sensitive Guy.
* SpiritualSuccessor: It's implied he's one to the Marauders and the Weasley twins. Among other things (like being named for two of the Marauders, for example), WordOfGod reveals that he (like the twins before him) stole the map from his father's desk. He also, like his namesakes and the twins, seems to be popular in school, or at least have a strong network of very good friends.
* VagueAge: Is the only of his siblings whose age is not directly stated (Albus is explicitly eleven and Lily is nine.) Somewhat hard to tell in the movie as well. It's implied, though, that he's not more than a year or two older than his brother.

!Lily Luna Potter

-> ''"Two years. I want to go now!"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Daphne de Beistegui

The youngest child and only daughter of Harry Potter and Ginny Potter (nee Weasley). By the epilogue, she won't be going to Hogwarts, since she's only 9. So, she's ''very'' saddened about the fact.

* BrownEyes: Along with her eldest brother, Lily has her mom's bright, brown eyes.
* TheCutie: Beistegui's performance, while silent, gave off the effect more.
* DaddysGirl: {{Implied}} in the epilogue.
* [[DeadGuyJunior Dead Girl Junior]]: She's named after her paternal grandmother. {{Inverted}} with her middle name, she's named after one of her parent's closes friends, who is still alive.
* FieryRedhead: The book shows Lily becoming this.
* GirlishPigtails: Only in the game (not lego) adaptation.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Daughter]]: Where do we begin:
** She's jealous that her older brother get to go to Hogwarts. (Ginny, in the first book, complained about not going to her mother.)
** Lily also wants a Metamorphagus to marry her relaive. (Ginny wanted Tonks to marry Bill).
* PlatonicLifePartners: A cousin example. With Hugo.
* ShipperOnDeck: Really wants her cousin, Victoire and her adopted brother, Teddy, to get married.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The ''mini'' Ginny.
** [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Granddaughter]]: As Ginny, during her younger years, was depicted somewhat as her mother Molly in miniature, it's likely Lily and Molly share a very strong resemblance as well.
* TheVoiceless: Doesn't have any lines in the video game and lego game adaptations.
* YouthfulFreckles: Inherited from her mother's side.

!Hugo Weasley

-> ''"You'll be on that train with Rose soon as well, Hugo."'' (Ron comforting Hugo in the game adaptation).

-->'''Portrayed by''': Ryan Turner

The youngest child and only son of Ron Weasley and Hermione Weasley (nee Granger). He has shown to be very close to his cousin, Lily. He didn't have many lines in the franchise, but appears to ''very'' envious of his big sister for going to Hogwarts and not him.

* BigEater: {{Implied}} to be this in the lego game.
* CuteBookworm: {{Implied}} to be this in the movies, where he can be seen (briefly) with a book in his hands.
* TheCutie: A rare male version. Despite not having any line in the movie adaptation, Turner's portrayal of Hugo is quite adorable.
* PlatonicLifePartners: A cousin example. With Lily.
* QuirkyCurls: Which he inherited from his mother in the books. The film shows Hugo with red hair.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: His name could've been Ron Weasley II, and people would've thought he ''was'' Ron I.
* SweetTooth: Was seen with a licking a lollipop in the lego game.
* YouthfulFreckles: Like father, like son.
* TheVoiceless: No lines in any of the franchise installments.

![[spoiler:Edward]] "Teddy" Remus Lupin

Son of Remus and Nymphadora Lupin (nee, Tonks). Implied to be a Metamorphmagus like his mother.

* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: To Albus, James and Lily.
* [[CuteClumsyGirl Cute Clumsy Boy]]: [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like mother, like son.]]
* DeadGuyJunior: Named after his maternal grandfather, Ted Tonks, and his father (though Remus was still alive at the time of his birth).
* {{Expy}}: Word of God says that his upbringing is said to mirror both Neville's[[note]]Lost both parents to evil but is raised by a caring grandmother[[/note]] and Harry's[[note]]taken in by a loving non-blood family and eventually falling in love with a member of that family[[/note]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With his godfather, Harry.
* HeartwarmingOrphan
* OfficialCouple: With Victoire Weasley, after the timeskip. By 2017, they've been together for three years.
** MakeOutKids: Caught snogging Victoire in public places on several occasions.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Specifically, his grandmother.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Like his mom.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: As a baby, we see him with turquoise hair at one point. According to Lupin, his hair keeps changing colour, so it's a strong indication that he's a Metamorphmagus like Tonks. It's also implied, though that he keeps to the turquoise hair as his usual hair color.

!Victoire Weasley

Daughter of Bill and Fleur Weasley (nee, Delacour)

* HelloNurse: Implied to be very lovely, as she's part Veela.
* MeaningfulName: Victoire is French for "victory". She was born on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.
* OfficialCouple: With Teddy. By 2017, they've been together for three years.