[[folder:All Houses]]
* AnimalMotifs: Each House is represented by an animal:
** Gyffindor has lions, strong, powerful and often associated with bravery.
** Slytherin has snakes, cunning, ambitious and sneaky.
** Ravenclaw has (ironically, given the name) eagles, wise, noble and dignified.
** Hufflepuff has badgers, kind, loyal and diligent.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each houses also have their own heraldic colors
** Gyffindor: Red and gold
** Slytherin: Green and silver
** Ravenclaw: Blue and bronze
** Hufflepuff: Black and gold
* [[{{Badass}} Badasses]]: And especially so during the final fight.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble. The Sorting Hat says it best, but here's a summary:
** Sanguine: Gryffindor. Energetic, courageous, and recklees. Driven to chivalry. House of heroes.
** Choleric: Slytherin. Not as quiet as first impressions go, but definitely brooding. Dark idealists.
** Melancholic: Ravenclaw. Driven to academic results and new ideas. Analytical thinkers. Light idealists.
** Phlegmatic: Hufflepuff. Not the most academic house, but the most easygoing. TheEveryman around school.


[[folder:Gryffindor Tropes]]
->''You might belong in Gryffindor,\\
Where dwell the brave at heart,\\
Their daring, nerve and chivalry\\
Set Gryffindors apart.''
-->-- '''The Sorting Hat'''


This Hogwarts House was founded by Godric Gryffindor and exemplifies courage and honor. Its color is red and gold, its animal is the lion, its ghost is Nearly-Headless Nick, its Head of House is Minerva [=McGonagall=], and it is associated with the element of fire. Most of the heroes in the series are Gryffindors, and their heroics cost their house as many points as they gain for their deeds.

Notable Gryffindors: Harry Potter, the Weasleys, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva [=McGonagall=], Rubeus Hagrid, James Potter, Lily Evans, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew.
* BadassBookworm: It has a tendency to produce these, regardless of what Slytherins say about the house being DumbMuscle. To wit: [[TheArchmage Albus]] [[CoolOldGuy Dumbledore]], [[TeenGenius Hermione Granger]], [[TheProfessor Minerva]] [[CoolOldLady McGonagall]], [[TheAce James]] [[InsufferableGenius Potter, Sirius]] [[BrilliantButLazy Black]], [[CoolTeacher Remus Lupin]], and [[FieryRedhead Lily Evans]] were all talented and intelligent witches and wizards.
** A running theme in the books is all kinds of courage, not only obvious kinds, but moral and intellectual courage, the ability to challenge established wisdom, demonstrate critical thinking and challenge society's conventions requires a great deal of courage, as demonstrated by the likes of Hermione, [=Minerva McGonagall=], Dumbledore and others, and the courage to stand up to one's own friends.
* {{Determinator}}: Likeable or not, proud or vain, excitable or maligned, nobody in this house ever seems willing to quit.
* DeadpanSnarker: In a WorldOfSnark, the Gryffindor students are often the snarkiest.
* DumbIsGood[=/=]DumbMuscle[=/=]IdiotHero: There is a tendency for {{Flanderization}} of Gryffindor into this. Young Snape certainly believes this. Makes sense since intelligence, ambition and hard work are all traits that would help one's grades, while bravery isn't.
** Averted in general, by the likes of [[BrilliantButLazy Fred and George and the Marauders]]. [=McGonagall=] herself could be compared to Hermione. See BadassBookworm above. Gryffindors are actually big on intellectual courage, as well as demonstrating independent thinking and a willingness to question recieved wisdom.
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', we encounter two bad Gryffindors, the boastful Cormac [=McLaggen=] and the pushy Romilda Vane. Both big on bravado and not shy at all about speaking their minds, but '''very''' short on things like courtesy and humility.
* EnforcedColdWar: It has a long running feud with Slytherin.
* GeniusBruiser: Gryffindors actually turn out to be this, with Albus Dumbledore himself being one, the most powerful and smartest wizard in over a century.
* TheHero: Contributed the most members of any house to Dumbledore's Army, and the most student combatants to the Battle of Hogwarts. Gryffindors like to take charge of things.
* HonorBeforeReason: In contrast to Slytherin, this house is more likely to insist on fair play when a sneak attack would have been wiser.
* KnightTemplar: At its worst, Gryffindor's opposition to the Dark Arts can lapse into MoralMyopia where they attack others with the same force and tactics they decry in their opponents. James Potter and Sirius Black were deeply guilty of this.
** In the series proper, while Gryffindor is highly friendly to other members of the house, it seems to have given up on the possibility of Slytherins being good. Even after meeting a good Slytherin like Horace Slughorn, Harry bristles as soon as he finds out he's the former Head of Slytherin House, even if he was friends with his mother. He and Ron scoff at the idea of "being matey with the Slytherins".
** The only Gryffindor that truly averts this is Lily Evans. [[spoiler: She befriended Severus Snape, a deeply unpopular Slytherin during the height of Voldemort's infamy]] and was a favorite student of Horace Slughorn.
* OddCouple: Between roommates.
** Airheaded AgentMulder Lavender Brown, and Cerebral AgentScully Hermione Granger.
** The sheer energy of Oliver Wood, and the straight-laced and dull Percy Weasley.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The Sword Of Gryffindor may only be wielded by a true Gryffindor or rather, by ''anyone'' demonstrating exceptional courage worthy of those qualities prized by Gryffindor himself. So even a former ButtMonkey like Neville who started as a poor student could summon the sword when he TookALevelInBadass. Likewise Ron when he saved his best friend Harry. Or Harry himself when he was confused about having the Slytherin trait of Parseltongue.
** Considering that Gryffindor's Sword is available to anyone in spirit and practice, it contrasts sharply with Slytherin's Chamber of Secrets, a ridiculously exclusive space open only to his heirs. It reflects the values and attitudes of their respective founders greatly.
* RedIsHeroic / GoldMakesEverythingShiny: Their main color scheme is red and gold.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Little respect for rules in regards to what they consider morally correct.
** Though Minerva [=McGonagall=] and Hermione Granger are stickler for the rules in general, and are certainly RightlySelfRighteous if a little overbearing.
** Fred and George as well as the Marauders seem to break rules for the heck of it. It can be argued that valuing courage includes the guts and chutzpah to break rules in a brazen way.
* SchoolBullyingIsHarmless: An unsavory aspect of Gryffindors is their liking for all kinds of pranks, which range from the harmless to the cruel, so long as their opponents deserve it and they don't go too far. Since much of those categories is in the eye of the bully rather than the victim, it can lead to enabling this mentality.
** The MoralDissonance as seen in the Marauders' feud with Snape and even some of Fred and George Weasley's antics, namely their abuse of a Slytherin called Montague by shoving him into the vanishing cabinet, an action which nearly killed him.
** The Gryffindors by and large see themselves as BullyHunter and produce genuine ones in Hermione and Ginny, as well as Harry and his mother, Lily.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: WordOfGod admits that Gryffindors love an audience when they do some great feat, as compared to Hufflepuff which produces HumbleHero or Slytherin whose good guys tend to be PragmaticHero. Harry is a mix of HumbleHero and this, while Dumbledore despite making a great show of modesty and wisdom... well, in the words of Phineas Nigellus (and Kingsley Shacklebolt in the film), "Dumbledore's got style!"

[[folder:Neville Longbottom]]
->''"Why is it always me?"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': MatthewLewis


A socially awkward, forgetful boy who hides a painful past: his parents were tortured by Death Eaters to the point of permanent insanity and don't recognize him anymore. He is the usual ButtMonkey of Harry's group. Like the protagonists, Neville appears in all seven of the books, with varying importance to the plot. When not at Hogwarts, he lives with an extremely outspoken (and frightening) grandmother, whom he often talks about. Eventually becomes one of Harry's closest friends, and goes through a lot of great CharacterDevelopment to become truly ''awesome''.

Nineteen years later, he's married to Hannah Abbott, and he's the herbology professor at Hogwarts.
* {{Adorkable}}: In the beginning books, he's awkward, clumsy, and can't do anything right. Then, in ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'', you find out Neville's parents were tortured into insanity by Bellatrix Lestrange and you can't help but love the guy. Finally, for the dorks in all of us, he loves plants.
* AllUpToYou: He gets deputized by Harry during the Battle of Hogwarts to kill the last Horcrux.
* AntiHero: Type I, until he TookALevelInBadass, when he becomes a straight hero.
* AsLongAsThereIsOneMan
* {{Badass}}: Ends up becoming ''the'' RebelLeader at Hogwarts during the seventh year.
* BelatedBackstory: A little bit, mostly regarding his parents.
* BerserkButton: Mentioning his parents or anything related to them in a disparaging way. The first time it's pressed (by Malfoy), it takes Ron, Harry, Dean and Seamus to hold him back from beating Malfoy into the ground. The last time we see it he's being detained by a full grown Death Eater, who ends up having to call for help.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He can be scary when he gets angry enough.
* BigGood: Off-screen, he is this for Hogwarts during ''Deathly Hallows'': it's implied by the way he talked that he stood up and took a lot of crap so the other students wouldn't have to, he was the only leader of the DA to remain at school for the entire year, and during the Second Battle of Hogwarts, he was explicitly shown leading an attempt to ''kill Death Eaters en masse'' using Mandrakes.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Brunette to Luna's Blond and Ginny's Redhead in the "Silver Trio" (not in the books when Neville is a blonde).
** In the books, Neville is the Blonde to Harry's Brunette and Ron's Redhead.
* ButtMonkey: Especially in the first book. He gets better.
* CallToAgriculture: [[spoiler: He worked briefly as an Auror, but by the epilogue he's instead Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: The changes in Neville are subtle, but major, and can sneak up on you if you weren’t paying attention. He goes from TheDitz in the first book (whose only distinguishing characteristics are being timid, nervous, and forgetful) to the {{Badass}} leader of LaResistance at [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Death Eater]]-[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Occupied Hogwarts]] in the seventh book. The change becomes most apparent in book five, when Neville, who flounders in nearly all his classes and “can barely stand a cauldron right way up”, becomes the fastest-learning member of the DA and attempts to fight in the battle at the Ministry.
* TheChewToy: Neville is picked on by every Slytherin member, and Gryffindor loses many points because of him.
* CoolHouse: [[spoiler:Lives in the Leaky Cauldron pub in the epilogue.]] Apparently, [[WordOfGod Rowling]] added that detail in because she knew people would think that was a cool and fitting abode for such a badass.
* CowardlyLion: ''Oh yeah.'' Bonus points for being in the house of the Lion.
* DieOrFly: How his magic was revealed.
* DorkKnight: Somewhere between the noble-hearted but awkward kid he starts out as and the MemeticBadass he grows up to be, he winds up here.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Phlegmatic
* {{Foil}}: To Harry, [[HiddenDepths as we gradually find out]]. Both of them lost their parents in the First Wizarding War and had to grow up in emotionally abusive households, leaving them with [[ItsPersonal a strong personal vendetta against the Death Eaters]]. The difference is that [[TheAce Harry is treated like a celebrity]] while [[TheChewToy Neville is treated as a joke]], and Neville's parents suffered a FateWorseThanDeath that left them incapable of raising their son. [[spoiler: Neville was also the other candidate for the role of the ChosenOne prophesied to kill Voldemort, and probably would have been saddled with the burden of defeating him if Voldemort had attacked ''him'' as an infant instead of Harry]].
* FreudianExcuse: He had been living with his grandmother since he was a baby because Bellatrix Lestrange tortured his parents to the brink of insanity. Although his grandmother got better as the story progressed, he didn't live a very pleasant life with her.
* GoodIsNotSoft: If you know much about the plants Neville was noted as using the few times Harry runs into him [[spoiler:during the Battle of Hogwarts, you know Neville was ''not'' screwing around, he was in fact trying his best to kill as many Death Eaters as he could.]]
* GreenThumb: Always had a talent with Herbology. In fact, after [[spoiler:his work as an Auror, Neville became the Herbology teacher at Hogwarts.]]
* HappilyMarried: With [[spoiler:[[HufflepuffHouse Hannah Abbott]]]] in the epilogue of the books.
* HeroicResolve: Lots of it, but as he's out of focus we only get hints of it. A notable instance is during Order Of The Phoenix, where it's greatly implied that his increasing devotion (and thus increasing skill) to Dumbledore's Army is tied to a sense of resolve after the person who tortured his parents had escaped from prison.
** Even earlier, in the first book, when he tries to stop The Trio from breaking the rules by leaving their dorm late at night. He didn't succeed, but, given that this was long before he TookALevelInBadass, it's still pretty impressive and recognized as such by Dumbledore.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He spends the seventh book [[spoiler: leading Dumbledore's Army in the rebellion at Hogwarts]]. Too bad we never get to see it.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Depends on whether you find his Uncle Algie's attempts to "scare" the magic out of him funny or not. The book had it PlayedForLaughs, anyway. See DieOrFly above.
* IncendiaryExponent: Slays the Dark Lord's pet and kills a portion of his soul - while on fire.
* IneptMage: Up until book five, his only good subject was herbology. Gets better after receiving a wand suited to him.
* LetsGetDangerous: Later on.
* MagicKnight: [[spoiler:When Neville takes up the Sword of Gryffindor to slay Nagini]].
* MaybeEverAfter: With [[spoiler:Luna Lovegood]] in part 2 of ''The Deathly Hallows''. He told Harry that he was going to make a love confession to her, but whether he did or not is left a little vague. Whether he's with [[spoiler:Luna Lovegood]] or [[spoiler:Hannah]] in the film epilogue is also unclear.
** [[WordOfDante Matthew Lewis]], for one, believes he [[spoiler:dated Luna for the summer following his seventh year, but they broke up and he eventually married Hannah.]]
* MissedTheCall: [[spoiler:The prophecy that predicted TheChosenOne who would defeat Voldemort pointed to two possible candidates -- Neville and Harry. Voldemort chose to go after Harry, thereby (accidentally) collapsing the waveform and cementing Harry as the subject of the prophecy.]]
* NiceGuy: One of the most polite characters in the series.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Why is Neville a MemeticBadass? Because you only get to see him actually do a ''handful'' of the things you know he does, and that handful ''alone'' qualifies him as one of the biggest badasses in the series.
* OopNorth: His accent in the movies.
* PapaWolf / BigBrotherInstinct: Like you would not believe. Mess with Neville? Dude probably can't even stop stuttering long enough to tell you to shove off [[spoiler: at first]]. Mess with Neville's friends? Well, in the first book alone he got into a fistfight with Crabbe and Goyle and stood up to them long enough that Ron (who was in a similar fight with Draco Malfoy) did ''not'' get pounded by the pair. To drive this point home, in the first book Crabbe and Goyle are described as far and away the biggest first years and act as Draco's bodyguards. [[spoiler: Standing up to those two ogres long enough to make sure they didn't hurt Ron was probably the ''least badass instance'' of this trope that Neville ever got.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: The most [[TearJerker tragic]] case in the series: Alice and Frank Longbottom were tortured into insanity by Death Eaters and are now locked away in St. Mungo, and they're so damaged that ''they can barely recognize their son.'' The fact that his mother doesn't know who he is but knows that she wants to give him presents just makes it worse.
* PowerLimiter: An accidental one is implied in the books. Neville's grandmother gave Neville his father's wand as a way of honoring Frank Longbottom. However, the wand was incompatible with Neville, hampering his abilities until his father's wand is broken during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. Afterwards, Neville is taken to purchase his own wand, and his magical skill increases dramtically afterwards.
* PowerTrio: With Ginny and Luna.
* RebelLeader: One of them in ''Deathly Hallows.'' With Harry on the run, he steps in at Hogwarts.
* RetiredBadass: [[spoiler:After his brief work in his Auror career, Neville becomes the popular Herbology professor at Hogwarts.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Before [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], the poor kid could barely defend himself from bullies.
* SixthRanger: The most likely person to be seen with the main three, other than Ginny.
* SupportingLeader: He leads Dumbledore's Army in resistance to the Carrows' regime in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]].
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler: Twice. He continues to lead the rebellion after Harry doesn't return to Hogwarts during the hunt for the Horcruxes, and then when Harry seemingly dies, Neville continues the fight against Voldemort, ''literally'' taking up a Sword (of Gryffindor) in the process. Dude has balls of steel.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Twice in the series. Once in Book 5 with the news of Bellatrix's escape from Azkaban, and then UpToEleven in Book 7.
* TheUnchosenOne: [[spoiler: He was the other boy possibly singled out by the Prophecy but ultimately was not chosen. However, he still plays a crucial role in defeating Voldemort by killing Nagini.]]
** When Harry is on the run during Book 7, Neville effectively takes over as [[RebelLeader leader]] of LaResistance at Hogwarts.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Harry. The 5th book and the 7th book shows us this in spades.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Grandson Guy]]: A more minor example: Neville is this when it comes to his grandmother, who he wants more approval from considering his slow magical growth. They still have a fairly loving relationship. [[spoiler:She fights alongside him in the final battle, and makes it clear that she's very proud of him indeed.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: This is played with in-universe at the end of Book 5, [[spoiler: as it's revealed that Neville was ''very nearly'' the subject of the prophecy that caused the death of Harry's parents and made Harry the hero. Harry wonders for a time how things would have been different if Voldemort had targeted Neville's family instead of his own. He notes that it would depend on Neville's mother making a sacrifice in the same circumstances and context which Lily did.]]
** It's WordOfGod that if Neville had been the prophecy's subject, he would have been just as capable of fulfilling it.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Snape]]: In ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' during Lupin's lesson with the Boggart, it's shown that Snape is Neville's biggest fear. Unsurprising, given how much Snape picks on him.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Gives one hell of a speech during the eighth movie. [[spoiler: And then caps things off by pulling out the Sword of Gryffindor!]]
* WorthyOpponent: In a culmination of his Badass credentials, Voldemort himself considers him this in the climax of the last battle and even gives him a WeCanRuleTogether speech, which Neville, of course, doesn't hesitate to refuse.
** Subverted, however, in the film version, in which there is mocking laughter when he steps forward to confront Voldemort, who doesn't even seem to know (or pretends not to know) who he is.

[[folder:Ginevra Molly "Ginny" Weasley]]
->''" The thing about growing up with Fred and George is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': BonnieWright


The youngest child of the Weasley family and the first daughter born to that line in several generations. Ginny has feelings for Harry, and has little dialogue during the first four books (because whenever the SympatheticPOV is near, she's struck dumb by his presence). In the second book, Ginny finally gets to go to Hogwarts... but as she has trouble making friends and feels quite lonely, she's an easy prey for Voldemort's [[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]] through [[MailerDaemon his diary]].

From the fourth book onward, she starts displaying an actual and more open personality, revealing a variety of talents no one had ever suspected, and starts being popular with guys. By the sixth book, the situation has reversed: now it's ''Harry'' pining away in silence for ''Ginny''.

Nineteen years later, she is married to Harry, with whom she has had two sons and a daughter.
* AccidentalKiss: [[spoiler:With Harry, toward the end of book six.]] Not entirely accidental, but not entirely intentional, either.
* ActionGirl: She accompanies Harry to the Department of Mysteries in the fifth book, re-grouped Dumbledore's Army in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]] along with Neville and Luna, fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, and even took on [[TheDragon Bellatrix Lestrange]] with Luna and Hermione.
* AerithAndBob: Arthur, Molly, William, Charles, Percy (Percival), Fred(erick), George, Ronald, and...''Ginevra'' (which is an Italian variant of Guinevere, and much later, Jennifer). It's likely her parents had been saving that name up.
* AnimalMotifs: In the films, her patronus is a horse.
** Specifically, it seems to be a mustang, which matches with Ginny's wild and untameable personality.
* AscendedExtra: Zigzagged. She starts off as a minor character in the first book and becomes important in the second, but becomes minor again in the third and fourth books. She finally gets a more prominent role from the fifth book onwards.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Her famous "Bat Bogey Hex" sounds outright [[LovecraftianSuperpower Lovecraftian]].
* BetaCouple: She and Harry get together faster and don't argue as much as Ron and Hermione.
* BigNo: In the eighth film [[spoiler:when Voldemort announces Harry is dead.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Harry.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Her personality fits this trope to a T.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The redhead to Hermione (brunette) and Luna (blonde).
** In the films, she's the redhead to Neville's brunette and Luna's blonde in the "Silver Trio" (not true in the books, where Neville is supposed to be a blonde)
* BookEnds: The first time we see her, she's whining to her mother that she wants to go to Hogwarts with her brothers ''now'', not next year. The last time we see her, [[spoiler:she's being whined at by her daughter, who wants to go to Hogwarts with her brothers ''now'', not next year. (Well, actually in TWO years.)]]
* BullyHunter: Plays this role while looking after Luna (it's all but stated that she was her ''only'' friend for years) and eagerly (and violently) jumps to Harry’s defense whenever someone badmouths him in Half-Blood Prince.
** Hell, she showed signs of it even before she went to Hogwarts. She gave Malfoy an ''epic'' DeathGlare after the latter belittled him at the beginning of Chamber of Secrets.
* CompetenceZone: Remember, eleven-year-olds are helpless little kids, but twelve-year-olds are competent heroes. Except in the previous book, when said heroes were eleven themselves. And in the next book, it's twelve-year-olds who will be considered helpless. This continues up until Ginny reaches the age of fourteen, at which point she's allowed to participate in an adventure after {{Lampshading}} how stupid this is.
* CrushBlush: She was very prone to this in the earlier books, basically anytime Harry got anywhere near her. Her embarrassment in book three was probably in part due to embarrassment over events of the past year.
* CuteBruiser: You don't want to be on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes.
-->George: "Yeah, size is no guarantee of power. Look at Ginny."
-->Harry: "What d' you mean?"
-->George: "You've never been on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?"
* CuteWitch: As a youngster.
* DamselInDistress: In ''Chamber of Secrets''. Understandable, since she was also the NaiveNewcomer and, well, ''just 11 years old''.
* DamselOutOfDistress: She did try to fight off the diary's possession. She wasn't very successful, but it's still pretty impressive that she managed to resist it for so long without any help (and when she was ''eleven'').
* DeadpanSnarker: Harry believes that having to deal with her six older brothers (especially Ron, who can be unthinkingly hurtful and the twins, who are a menace) must have toughened her. Certainly this is her default mode of behaviour towards anyone but Harry in the later books. Harry never seems to reflect on how much that thing with the diary might have contributed to her new-found toughness...
* DemotedToExtra: In the books and movies of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''. Gradually reversed in the later books, though.
** Has a much smaller role in the films than she does in the books.
* DesignatedLoveInterest
* DudeMagnet: Very popular and fancied by numerous boys.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Ginevra, used only by her Auntie Muriel in book seven. See also OnlyKnownByTheirNickname.
* FieryRedhead: Ginny's very tough and sassy.
* FirstGirlWins: She's the first girl from the wizarding world that Harry meets.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Choleric -- Brash and stubborn, but one of the most laid back.
* GoodParents: With Harry to their three children. Ginny scolds James for scaring Albus about being sorted into Slytherin and Harry explains she and him wouldn't be ashamed if Al happened to be sorted into said house.
* HotBlooded: Easily riled up if you mess with her.
* HotScoop: She becomes a Quidditch correspondent after her career as a Quidditch star.
* KindheartedCatLover: So much so that she even appeared sympathetic to the plight of Mrs. Norris in ''Chamber of Secrets'' - and ''nobody'' liked Mrs. Norris.
* LittleMissBadass: She was only fourteen when she went with the others to the Ministry of Magic. To some extent, she's also this in the second book. She may have been a DamselinDistress, but she did fight pretty hard against Voldemort's influence.
* LittleMissSnarker: In the third and fourth books she had shades of this, probably a result of her getting more comfortable around Harry.
* MailerDaemon: She finds [[SoulJar Voldemort's Diary]], and he uses it to sap her LifeEnergy.
* NiceGirl: One of the most likable characters and easy to get along with.
* OnlyFriend: Was this to Luna for a while.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The only person who actually calls Ginny "Ginevra" (her first name) is an elderly relative we only meet at Bill and Fleur's wedding.
* OutnumberedSibling: She's the only girl (and the youngest child) of the Weasleys.
* PassionateSportsGirl: She joined the Quidditch team in her fifth year. As a kid, she was mentioned to have stolen her brothers' broomsticks to practice secretly.
* PluckyGirl
* PowerTrio: Formed one with Neville and Luna.
* ReallyGetsAround: Hinted at by Ron in the sixth book when he finds out how many boyfriends she's had. However, with two boyfriends in two years, she’s a chronic monogamist at worst. Justified as both Ron ''and'' Harry (who is the POV protagonist, obviously) were romantic late bloomers and, thus, woefully unaware how common this is for teenagers.
* RedHeadedHeroine: Has vbrant red hair and one of the heroes.
* RescueRomance: It takes a few books to take off, but her and Harry's first major interaction is Harry taking on a giant snake and a SoulFragment of Voldemort to save her.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Noted in Book 6, after Harry becomes closer to her.
* ShortTank: Has both tomboyish and girly girl traits.
* ShrinkingViolet: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with.]] Throughout the first few books, Ginny appears to be a ShrinkingViolet, but only around Harry, and only because of her huge crush on him. Her brothers state that she's pretty normal when he's not around. Moreover, she has overcome her shyness completely by the beginning of book five.
** Chamber of Secrets implies she's not this just around Harry, but anyone who is not a family member. She outgrows this by the next book once she comfortable around other people, but still is nervous around Harry.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Ginny is a mild example of the trope. Late in the series, she admits that she started to date Michael Corner largely to get over Harry, who at the time was not romantically interested in her but in Cho Chang. Before Harry finally sees the light, she also dates Dean Thomas. But from the time she first saw Harry when he was eleven and she was ten, he was always first in her affections.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Her main love interest, Harry is a definite NiceGuy, and Ginny has feelings for him for six books, before they finally hook up. At the end of ''Half-Blood Prince'', she says that one of the things she loves about him is his ChronicHeroSyndrome. Meanwhile, it's hinted that her crush on him only got stronger after he saved her life at the end of Chamber of Secrets.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Fleur's girly girl.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She's very tough and enjoys sports. She's also popular with boys and seems to be fond of cute creatures, like her Pygmy Puff.
* TookALevelInBadass: In Chamber of Secrets, Ginny was a ShrinkingViolet who ended up being the DamselinDistress. She had a lesser part in other books, but there were subtle hints that her confidence was growing and she was getting more comfortable around Harry. In Order of the Phoenix, not only did she become more friendly and [[FieryRedhead sassy]], she was also shown to be a competent ActionGirl. By Deathly Hallows, [[spoiler: she reestablished the D.A. in order to rebel against the new leadership of Hogwarts and fought in the final battle.]]
* TownGirls: The Butch to Hermione's Femme and Luna's Neither.
* TranquilFury: Seems to have mastered this as a grown up. [[spoiler:While Skeeter was badmouthing her family and friends, Ginny continues to do her job as a professional. Then, when the game ended, Ginny gives a well deserved jinx to Ms. Skeeter.]]
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: Subverted. Ginny's feelings for Harry never truly went away, and she says as much at the end of Book Six. She just needed a bit of time to grow up and learn to be herself around him. Although she used the rather strange method of dating other boys (which, to be fair, was at Hermione's suggestion), it was only at this point that Harry was able to see her for who she really was.

[[folder:Fred and George Weasley]]
->'''Fred:''' George, I think we've outgrown a full-time education.\\
'''George:''' Yeah, I've been feeling that way myself.

-->'''Portrayed by''': James Phelps (Fred), Oliver Phelps (George)


Ron's mischievous next-older brothers, Fred and George stick out for their constant wisecracking, penchant for practical jokes, and lack of educational excellence. They have been friends with Harry for almost as long as Ron has, since they are on the Gryffindor Quidditch team as Beaters. In the grand tradition of Einstein, their poor grades do not stop them from opening a successful business selling joke/novelty items of their own invention.

Nineteen years later, Fred is dead, while George has married Angelina Johnson and has a son and a daughter.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Though the twins are said to be identical, other characters can tell them apart. Harry can tell them apart after only a few weeks and can distinguish between their voices in book five.
* AngstySurvivingTwin: [[spoiler:George.]] WordOfGod is that he was never capable of producing a patronus after [[spoiler:Fred's death.]]
* {{Annoying Younger Sibling}}s: Definitely towards Percy, but not Bill or Charlie.
* {{Anti Hero}}es: They're good guys, but they're also tricksters and can be pragmatic.
* BashBrothers: In Quidditch in particular. They joined the team as Beaters, presumably at the same time, and were so proficient that Oliver Wood described them as "a pair of human Bludgers themselves."
* BewareTheNiceOnes: While the Twins are lighthearted even when it comes to their pranks, if you ever harm a child or Hogwarts in any way, they will focus the butt of their pranks on you. Just ask Professor Umbridge.
* BigBrotherBully: In their worst moments. Hermione doesn't think it's a coincidence that Ron's Quidditch performance improves after they leave.
* BigBrotherInstinct: They used to pick on Ron at school and at home, but they loved him regardless of their treatment towards him. They didn't hesitate to try attacking Malfoy when he insulted their younger brother. Later, they're seen tag-team comforting a first year who suffered a punishment from Umbridge.
** In the movie version of ''Goblet of Fire'', Arthur specifically leaves them in charge of Ginny while ''Death Eaters'' are running around. Given Arthur's PapaWolf status, that says a lot.
* [[BigManOnCampus Big Men On Campus]]: Well liked by their fellow Gryffindors, and even those outside of the houses. Despite being massive slackers, their teachers even love them.
* BookDumb: They only manage to pass three [=OWLs=] apiece, whereas all their brothers each managed more than both of them combined. In the first book Ron mentions that they got good grades despite being pranksters, so it's likely that by their fifth year they became BrilliantButLazy.
* [[BreakTheCutie Break The Comedian]]: For most of the series, the twins are almost always in a lighthearted and jovial mood. That is, until [[DarkerAndEdgier Book 7]], when [[spoiler:one of them dies and the other is physically and emotionally scarred for life]].
* BrilliantButLazy: Despite being BookDumb, they managed to invent Weasley's Wizard Wheezes and made a decent bit of cash off of it. They simply no longer cared about school by the time of the OWL examinations and were busy crafting their products. Ron mentions that their grades were usually very good before then.
** During their rebellion against Umbridge, they turned part of the castle into a swamp. Flitwick was so impressed with their skill that he decided to leave a section roped off in tribute to them.
*** After leaving Hogwarts to start their shop, they start getting a lot of massive orders from the Ministry because of their ability to imbue items with magic spells. Turns out, most Ministry wizards couldn't produce a decent shield charm if they tried, and Gred and Forge have just the thing for that.
** According to Ron, they turned his teddy bear into a live spider, pretty impressive magic for five year olds. At another point in their childhood, they nearly had Ron make an Unbreakable Vow, advanced Dark magic that Harry didn't even hear about until his sixth year. It’s more likely they just hate essays.
* CallBack: In Book 4 before the Yule Ball, Fred advises Ron to "get a move-on or all the good ones (girls) will be taken". In Book 7, when everyone is preparing for battle, he says the same thing about all the "good" Death Eaters [[spoiler:shortly before his death]].
* CoolBigBro: The're more or less this to Harry (they did give him the Marauder's Map after all. With Ginny and Ron it comes and goes.
* DeadGuyJunior: George and Angelina [[spoiler:name their son after Fred.]]
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}s
* DeathByIrony: Fred and George frequently spent school breaks shut in their room and experimenting with things like [[StuffBlowingUp bombs and fireworks.]] In the final battle [[spoiler:Fred dies after being caught in an explosion]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Plaing a joke on their mother by each pretending to be the other, and then offering to help Harry (who they hadn't met yet) load his luggage onto the train. It shows that while they enjoy messing with people, they are still very kind-hearted.
* {{Fiery Redhead}}s
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Sanguines
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Rowling stated that she always intended [[spoiler:to kill one of them off, and that she always knew it would be Fred.]] There are several hints of this throughout the series:
** [[spoiler: Molly Weasley's PartingWordsRegret in Book 4 when they have a run-in with Death Eaters at the Quidditch World Cup.]]
** [[spoiler: Molly's boggart, which turns into the twins' corpses, among other dead family members [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Harry.]]]]
** [[spoiler: "They'll be murdered in their beds!"]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Fred dies this way.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: [[spoiler: Making the duo's official split because of Fred's death all the more heartbreaking.]]
* HiddenDepths: There are actual consistent slight differences between the two of them if you look closely. Fred tends to be the main instigator and ringleader. Meanwhile George is only ''slightly'' more serious and has just a ''teeny-bit'' more moral restraint (for example, in the 4th book, he was actually skeptical, if not, a bit hesitant about blackmailing Ludo Bagman unlike Fred who was pretty hot-headed about it and wanted to just rush in without a thought) -- [[spoiler: with the exception of the incident in the fifth book where he and Harry go apeshit and beat Malfoy up, who mocked their families in a way that really pushed their buttons; but then again, Fred would've joined in if he wasn't being physically restrained by their three female Quidditch team mates whereas Harry alone was restraining George until Malfoy pushed him over the edge]].
** George is also slightly kinder. While Fred takes the lead in instigating mayhem, George is the one who offers to help Harry with his cart, starts the speech as they give him the Marauder's Map. Fred is always right on the same page with him, but George is the one who starts their nicer moments.
* {{High School Hustler}}s
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: George's [[spoiler:missing ear.]]
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks with a Heart of Gold]]
* KickTheDog: According to a note in ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', Fred once used Ron's pet Puffskein for Bludger practice.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Poor Fred.]]
* {{Lovable Jock}}s: They were Beaters together on the Gryffindor Quidditch team all the way up to their seventh year.
* {{Loveable Rogue}}s
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler: George's reaction to permanently losing an ear? [[IncrediblyLamePun "I'm feeling holey!"]]]]
* PluckyComicRelief: Nearly every moment with them is hilarious [[CerebusSyndrome until book 7.]]
* ThePrankster
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Fred dies right before the climax of the final book.]]
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler:The wound to George's ear is mentioned to be unfixable.]]
* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:Fred's was the first major death during the climax of the last book. This was most likely to show that the story was ''really'' playing for keeps.]]
* SignificantBirthdate: [[AprilFoolsDay April 1st]], 1978. And no, that's not a joke.
* SingleMindedTwins: They say a lot of their lines in unison in the third through seventh films, though this is probably [[ThrowItIn the directors' handy work.]]
* SirSwearsALot: Its implied Ron's swearing habit came from them.
--> "Ours [gnomes] do know a lot of excellent swear words," said Ron, "but I think Fred and George taught them those.”
* StageMagician: They have shades of this, using their magical ability to develop tricks for pranksters, being grade-A pranksters themselves. In one book, they use this trope as a cover to impress a local village girl, who thinks that their tricks are "almost like real magic". They actually open their own joke shop later on in the series. The Marauders, their inspiration, may have also been like this.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:Fred. Most people, in and out of universe, did ''not'' see it coming.]]
* ThinkTwins
* ThoseTwoGuys: Fred and George are almost always seen together.
* TricksterArchetype: They love to play pranks on people.
* TricksterTwins: They ended up running a joke shop after "graduation", so what do you think?
* TwinBanter: Oh, so much.

[[folder:Dean Thomas]]
->''"My parents are Muggles, mate. They don't know nothing about no deaths at Hogwarts, because I'm not stupid enough to tell them."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Alfred Enoch


Dean Thomas is a boy in Harry's year who is popular and likes drawing. His friendship with Harry is strained in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', in which Harry feels insanely jealous because Dean dates Ginny. But after Harry and Ginny end up together, Dean is not bitter, and helps them in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. He is a member of Dumbledore's Army and participates in the Battle of Hogwarts.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Averted with Dean Thomas, who actually does an awesome job: escaping capture, wrestling a wand away from a Death Eater, and putting in some decent fighting minutes.]]
** Rowling seems to be going out of her way to avert this trope, seeing as [[spoiler:Dean, Lee Jordan, Angelina Johnson and Kingsley Shacklebolt all survive the war.]]
* BritishFootyTeams: Is a supporter of West Ham United, having been brought up by a muggle.
* CharacterFocus: Starting with the 6th book.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: According to the WordOfGod. [[spoiler:He was asked to join the Death Eaters, but refused and ran away to protect his wife and baby son. He ended up getting killed.]] Dean never finds out about this.
* DemotedToExtra[=/=]WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/JKRowling had originally envisioned Dean Thomas in a strong supporting role, but much of his character ended up being shifted to Neville.
** And unfortunately, [[CharacterFocus what role he did have in the last book]] was not included in the movie.
* DisappearedDad
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Phlegmatic
* AGlassInTheHand: Breaks a glass when he sees Harry and Ginny kiss.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Seamus.
* NiceGuy: He's one of the few people who is pro-Harry in every single scandal he's in, and barely shows any sign of a grudge when he's dumped in his favor beyond his first knee jerk reaction.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Seamus' Red.
* RomanticRunnerUp
* SaltAndPepper: With Seamus.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Seamus Finnigan.

[[folder:Seamus Finnigan]]
->''"I don't appreciate the insinuation, Longbottom. Besides, if anyone cares to notice, my eyebrows have completely grown back!"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Devon Murray


Another boy in Harry's year who is close friends with Dean Thomas. He does not initially believe Harry's claims that Voldemort has returned, instead opting to consider Harry insane, but he eventually comes around, apologizes, and joins Dumbledore's Army. He participates in the Battle of Hogwarts. His role in the battle is expanded in the final film, where he [[spoiler:blows up the covered bridge]].
* AnimalMotifs: His Patronus is a fox.
* BerserkButton: Almost gets into a fight with Harry when he criticizes Seamus's mother for believing the lies the ''Daily Prophet'' is printing about him.
* BritishAccents: Averted in the films as he has a very thick Irish accent in the films. Not so much in the books. (Although with a name like Seamus Finnigan, one would have to figure...)
** There may not have been any direct references to his accent, but it is pretty clear at the Quidditch World Cup that Seamus and his family are ''quite'' Irish.
** Both Stephen Fry and Jim Dale's readings of the books give him a thick Irish accent.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Dean.
* IncendiaryExponent: Or, as Professor [=McGonagall=] once put it, [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal "a particular proclivity for pyrotechnics."]]
* IneptMage: In the films, his class projects catching fire or exploding in his face is a RunningGag. This gag was taken from Neville's ineptitude in the books.
** ChekhovsGun: In Deathly Hallows Part Two, [[spoiler: his knowledge on explosives comes in useful when they need to blow up the bridge separating Hogwarts from the army of Snatchers.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MadeOfExplodium
* MommasBoy: Implied to be very close to his mother, from whom he gets his magical heritage. But notably disagrees with her very vehemently when [[spoiler:she wants to take him home after Dumbledore's death in ''Half-Blood Prince'' and he wants to stay for the funeral.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Dean's Blue.
* RegularCharacter: He is, somewhat notably, one of a mere handful of Hogwarts students besides the main trio and Draco's gang to appear in all eight film adaptations, always played by the same actor.
* SaltAndPepper: With Dean.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Again, with Dean Thomas.

[[folder:Lee Jordan]]
->''""And the Quaffle is taken immediately by Angelina Johnson — what an amazing Chaser that girl is, and rather attractive too—"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Luke Youngblood


A boy in the same year as Fred and George and a good friend of theirs, being just as mischievous as they are. In the first five books he serves as the commentator for school Quidditch matches, being replaced by Zacharias Smith and Luna Lovegood in the sixth book since by then he's left Hogwarts. In the seventh book he hosts Potterwatch, an underground radio program that shows support for Harry during Voldemort's regime.
* AmazonChaser: Lee Jordan has a crush on Angelina based on her Quidditch skills, as repeatedly revealed in his commentary scenes.
** Which makes him an AmazonChaser chasing an [[{{Pun}} amazon Chaser.]]
* AnnouncerChatter
* LargeHamAnnouncer: His commentary is usually extremely biased against Slytherin and for Gryffindor. He also comments incessantly about Harry's new broom in the third book, before [=McGonagall=] sternly reminds him that he's not being paid to advertise Firebolts.
* LargeHamRadio
* NervesOfSteel: In hindsight, everything about Potterwatch, where he was the announcer and implied to be the creator, shows how strong his nerves are.
* TricksterArchetype: In a less direct way that Fred and George when it comes to the acts, but not less mischievous.
* StraightMan And WiseGuy: Try as she might to avoid it, every time Lee Jordan does Quidditch commentary, [=McGonagall=] hopelessly tries to correct his rambling.

[[folder:Colin Creevey]]
->''"Wow! Can you turn him around, Harry?"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Hugh Mitchell


Colin Creevey is a boy in the year below Harry's who is a self-professed fan. He is always walking around with his camera, and wants to get Harry's autograph. He is targeted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' for being a Muggle-born wizard, and joins Dumbledore's Army. [[spoiler:He is killed in the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
* AlliterativeName
* CameraFiend: Overlaps into {{paparazzi}}.
* CheerfulChild
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In the movies, where he and his brother were replaced by CompositeCharacter Nigel Wolpert.
* DemotedToExtra: He had a moderate supporting role in the fourth and fifth books and then vanished entirely until ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', when in only one or two lines it is explained that he [[spoiler:was killed by Death Eaters when Hogwarts was attacked. As a muggle-born (much less a sixth year), he wasn't even supposed to be there, but the author {{Handwave}}d this by saying that he broke into the school to fight.]]
* {{Keet}}
* LoonyFan
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Due to suffering from ChuckCunninghamSyndrome and being replaced by CompositeCharacter Nigel. However, he actually ''does'' make a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the last film.

[[folder:Nigel Wolpert]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': William Melling


Nigel is a small Gryffindor boy who joined Hogwarts in 1994 and first appeared in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire''. He is a big fan of Harry's, and tries to get his autograph. Later on, he joins Dumbledore's Army and participates in the battle of Hogwarts.

His character is an amalgamation of the Creevey brothers, of whom only Colin appeared in a film.
* CanonForeigner: Being a composite of two book characters, he is exclusive to the films.
* CompositeCharacter
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:In the original cut of the Deathly Hallows film, he dies, but his death is not shown in the theatrical release, leaving his final fate unclear.]]
* {{Keet}}

[[folder:Parvati Patil]]
->''"Arm, leg, I'm yours."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Sitara Shah and Shefali Chowdhury


Parvati Patil is a girl in Harry's year whose twin sister Padma is in Ravenclaw. She is usually seen with Padma and her friend Lavender Brown. She is popular, and considered one of the best-looking girls in the year, but not as studious or serious as her sister (though not a bad student by all means), being usually more concerned with fashion - but she tends to be more sensible, intelligent, and centered than Lavender. Despite sharing a room with Hermione, the two girls are not close. She is Harry's date to the Yule Ball, which goes nowhere fast. She later joins Dumbledore's Army, and participates in the Battle of Hogwarts.
* AdaptedOut[=/=]DemotedToExtra: She's not a ''major'' character, per se, but her role in the films gets cut down to almost nothing. Also, because her sister Padma (who is a Ravenclaw in the books) is depicted as a Gryffindor in the films and [[SingleMindedTwins twins have to go everywhere together in visual media]], her close friendship with Lavender is hardly referenced at all.
* AlliterativeName
* CultureEqualsCostume: Wears [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gagra_choli Lehenga choli]] to the Yule Ball in the film.
* ForgivenButNotForgotten: After the Yule Ball disaster, Parvati's a bit frosty toward Harry for several months. Harry makes note of it at the beginning of Book 5... in the end, though, Parvati becomes one of Dumbledore's Army's most loyal members.
* MeaningfulName: Named after the wife of [[UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} the Hindu god Shiva]].
* PolarOppositeTwins: Is not as studious as Padma, but is more gregarious.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to her sister, Blue to Lavender's Red.
* ThemeTwinNaming
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Lavender.

[[folder:Lavender Brown]]
->''"I happen to be his girlfriend!"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': JessieCave


Lavender is a Gryffindor in Harry's year who shares her room with Hermione and Parvati, but is closer to Parvati. She is frivolous and emotional, and does not seem to know magic very well. However, she becomes very interested in Divination, and also joins Dumbledore's Army. She remains peripheral until sixth year, where she manifests interest in Ron, who begins going out with her to spite Hermione. Their relationship declined after Christmas, and ended when Lavender realized that Ron would always be closer to Hermione. [[spoiler:At the Battle of Hogwarts, she was attacked by Fenrir Greyback, but saved by Hermione and Professor Trelawney. She presumably survives, but her future is not known. In the eighth movie, she's not so lucky.]]
* AbhorrentAdmirer
* BrainlessBeauty
* TheCatCameBack: Ron cannot dump her, and each time he tries, she grows more possessive.
* ClingyJealousGirl: To Ron, whenever he's around Hermione.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:She is clearly shown to be dead after being mauled by Greyback in Deathly Hallows: Part 2, despite her possibly surviving in the novel]].
** More specifically, in the book she is attacked by Fenrir Greyback, albeit while he's in human form. The last mention of her in the novels is that she is "feebly stirring" following the attack. In the film, [[spoiler: he has pretty clearly torn her throat out and is ''[[ImAHumanitarian eating her]]'' when the Trio comes across him during the battle. Hermione [[DestinationDefenestration promptly makes short work of him.]]]]
* TheDitz
* DumbBlonde: Averted, since her hair color is never stated.
* FloralThemeNaming
* HeterosexualLifePartners: She and Parvati are rarely ever apart in the books. Averted in the films, where Parvati's twin sister Padma is depicted as a Gryffindor instead and accompanies Parvati everywhere after being introduced.
* MakeOutKids: With Ron in book six.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: For Ron. This trope holds even truer in the movies, where her character appeared in non-speaking roles for the first several movies and appears to pop up out of nowhere with a massive crush on Ron.
* RaceLift: Initially a very minor character in the books, the actresses (she had two!) named as her in the credits were black; when she was to be a love interest, she was recast as white.
* RomanticFalseLead
* RomanticRunnerUp
* SickeninglySweethearts: She seriously thought Ron would appreciate being called "Won-Won".
* SmittenTeenageGirl
* SmoochOfVictory: Her first kiss with Ron was this, taken UpToEleven. [[WomanScorned Hermione did not take it well.]]
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Parvati.
** Which is made all the more sad in the eighth film, [[spoiler: after she is mauled by Greyback, you see Parvati and Trelawney covering her body with a sheet in the aftermath of the first battle.]]

[[folder:Oliver Wood]]
->''" I, uh, I don't really remember. I took a bludger to the head two minutes in. Woke up in hospital a week later."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Sean Biggerstaff

The Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team for the first three books. [[spoiler: He returns in ''Deathly Hallows'' to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
* AsleepForDays: In the first movie, Oliver Wood says to Harry that he was knocked out for a week after taking a Bludger to the head during his first Quidditch game.
* BackForTheFinale: Leads a group of Quidditch-playing Hogwarts graduates in an aerial assault against the Death Eaters in the last battle.
* KendoTeamCaptain
* LastNameBasis: One of the few recurring students that's never called by his first name.
* MadEye: Described in the books as a "manic glint" whenever talking about Quidditch.
* RousingSpeech: Loves to make these to his team.
* SeriousBusiness: Quidditch is '''very''' serious business to him.
* ShowerOfAngst: PlayedForLaughs in the third book after Gryffindor loses to Hufflepuff due to the Dementors knocking Harry out.
-->'''Harry Potter:''' Where is Wood?
-->'''Fred Weasley:''' Still in the showers. We think he's trying to drown himself.

[[folder:Angelina Johnson]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Danielle Tabor, Creator/TianaBenjamin


A Chaser on the Quidditch team and Oliver Wood's successor as captain. She returns to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts [[spoiler:and later marries George Weasley]].
* ActionGirl
* BackForTheFinale
* BraidsOfAction: Despite her straight-haired depiction in the movies, she's mentioned in passing as having worn these at points during the books.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Look at the page picture.
* HiddenDepths: Most of her portrayals paint her as pretty serious-minded, but given that she dated both Weasley twins at some point, it's almost a given that she has ''some'' sort of sense of humor.
* KendoTeamCaptain
* PassionateSportsGirl
* SassyBlackWoman: When being a Quidditch captain.
* SeriousBusiness: Quidditch. As captain, she drills the team just as hard as Oliver Wood did.
** In fact, Harry at one point suggests checking with the Quidditch team Oliver joined to see whether he was killed in practice, because Angelina seemed to be channeling his spirit.
* SettleForSibling: [[spoiler:Married George after Fred's death.]]
* StatuesqueStunner
* WrittenInAbsence: She was written out of the fifth film after her actress got a regular part on ''EastEnders''.

[[folder:Katie Bell]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Creator/GeorginaLeonidas


Katie Bell is another Gryffindor Chaser and a member of Dumbledore's Army. During Harry's sixth year, she is incapacitated by a cursed opal necklace that keeps her out of Hogwarts for several months. She graduates, but returns for the Battle of Hogwarts, which she survives. By the time of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', she and Harry are the two most senior members of the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
* BackForTheFinale
* BullyingADragon: Once threw things at ''Peeves'', a poltergeist known for wrecking havoc 24/7. [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender This ended as well as you'd expect]].
* LivingProp: Until the sixth book, where she nearly gets killed by a cursed necklace, she's just there to fill up a spot on the Quidditch team.
* OCStandIn
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: "The bell rang just as Peeves swooped down on Katie and emptied an entire ink bottle over her head."

[[folder:Romilda Vane]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Creator/AnnaShaffer


Romilda is a Gryffindor girl in a lower year than Harry's. She has a strong crush on him, and when she is introduced to the readers in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', she tries to get Harry to join her on the Hogwarts Express, but offends him by insulting his friends. At Christmas, she gives Harry some Chocolate Cauldrons spiked with love potion, which Ron eats, leading to his poisoning. She is a gossip, and does not think about things seriously.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Only in the book and in that case it's her personality that's a turn-off. In the film, Harry doesn't seem to mind that she wants to slip him a love potion.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: She's described in rather unflattering terms in the books, complete with having a "prominent chin". This doesn't really apply to Anna Shaffer.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Much like [=McLaggen=], she's toned down a little bit in the films. Although she ''does'' send Harry the chocolates, she's not quite as [[AlphaBitch bitchy]], and doesn't do much more than make eyes at Harry, who actually shows a fleeting interest before Hermione [[DopeSlap knocks some sense back into him.]]
* AgeLift: Is fourteen in the book she appears in but the film ages her up to sixteen, the same year as Harry.
* AlphaBitch
* BrainlessBeauty: In the films.
* {{Fangirl}}: Towards Harry.
* {{Foil}}: To Lavender Brown. Both Romilda and Lavender are the AbhorrentAdmirer to Harry and Ron, respectively. The difference between them is that Lavender is a silly ditz who doesn't realize how annoying she is while Romilda is a snobby bitch who doesn't care how annoying she is. You can [[AlasPoorScrappy feel sorry for Lavender getting her heart broken]], but with Romilda, you know her heart was never involved in the first place.
** She could also be seen as a foil to Ginny. Both crushed on Harry from afar, but only Romilda acted like a stalker. Come to think of it, you could take almost any bad Harry/Hermione fanfic featuring slut!Ginny, replace all instances of "Ginny" with "Romilda", and the result would be a perfectly in-character Romilda.
* GirlPosse: Leads one.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: Romilda Vane. You know, like vain?
* SmittenTeenageGirl
* StageWhisper: Uses one to insult Neville and Luna.
* StalkerWithACrush: Tries to dominate Harry with a love potion at the same time that Harry learns Merope Gaunt did the same to Tom Riddle Sr., which led to the birth of Voldemort. No wonder Harry is reluctant to pursue her.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom

[[folder:Cormac McLaggen]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Freddie Stroma


A Gryffindor boy one year above Harry. He is one of the few examples of a bad Gryffindor and embodies some of the worst aspects of the house, namely being a pushy, arrogant {{Jerkass}}.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Is this to Hermione. She only goes out with him to annoy Ron, but isn't prepared for just how exasperating he is.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In TheFilmOfTheBook, where he's presented under a more sympathetic light, and has even joined Dumbledore's Army by the time of the eighth movie.
* AnythingYouCanDoICanDoBetter
* CommanderContrarian: He does give the Beaters decent advice before a match (Harry reluctantly agrees with it after reminding them he's still in charge). ''During'' the match, however...
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He explains that he and Harry have [[RememberTheNewGuy never talked before]] because he was sick at fifth-year tryouts - he ate a pound of doxy eggs on a bet.
* GoodIsNotNice: Along with Romilda, Cormac was created to show the more negative qualities of the Gryffindor House. In Cormac's case, his Self-Confidence is warped to the point of having a massive ego.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}
* JerkJock
* TheLoad: Yells at the other players when they mess up and tries to teach them how to play, with the result that he doesn't cover the goal-hoops. Goes into [[TheMillstone millstone]] territory when he accidentally knocks Harry out with a bludger.
* {{Narcissist}}: He's a genuinely good flyer, but his ego's so massive the team wouldn't keep him if he were world-class.
* RomanticFalseLead: To Ron/Hermione.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* SuperFlyReflexes: In the film.


[[folder:Slytherin Tropes]]
->''Or perhaps in Slytherin\\
You'll make your real friends,\\
Those cunning folk use any means\\
To achieve their ends.''
-->-- '''The Sorting Hat'''


This Hogwarts House was founded by Salazar Slytherin and exemplifies ambition and cunning. Its color is green and silver, its animal is the serpent, its ghost is the Bloody Baron, its Head of House is Severus Snape (later Horace Slughorn) and it is associated with the element of water. Slytherins have a reputation for being underhanded bigots, and their house has the reputation of producing more dark wizards than any other house.

Notable Slytherins include Tom Marvolo Riddle, Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy, the Blacks, Draco Malfoy, Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle, and Horace Slughorn.
* AlphaBitch: Produces bitchy clique leaders like Gryffindor makes heroes.
* [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always Jerkasses]]: JK Rowling realized after ''Order of the Phoenix'' that she had yet to create an actual sympathetic Slytherin character. This led to the creation of Professor Slughorn to add more balance.
** Another presumably good Slytherin is Andromeda Tonks (neé Black), Sirius' cousin, who's implicitly stated to have been a member of that House. While not a member of the Order of the Phoenix, she provides them with some assistance.
* AmbitionIsEvil: The former TropeNamer.
* AmoralAttorney: They often do their deeds thinking of themselves and not others.
* AristocratsAreEvil / TheBeautifulElite: When they aren't described as pug-faced and inbred, the Slytherins (usually the leaders) are depicted as gorgeous aristocrats. Averted for the two most prominent Slytherins in the series, Tom Riddle and Severus Snape, who come from poor upbringings which only spur them to be even more ambitious then the spoilt pureblood kids who don't have to study hard to get anywhere.
* BiggerBad: Salazar Slytherin, being the founder of pure-blood supremacist thought which drives most of the major villains.
* BlackSheep: Salazar Slytherin was this to the other Hogwarts founders, due to his pureblood supremacist views.
* BlackShirt
* CombatPragmatist: How they play Quidditch. [[spoiler:They also evacuate before the Battle of Hogwarts to gather reinforcements before coming back to join the fight.]]
* {{Delinquents}}
* DumbMuscle: Despite being described as cunning, witty and ambitious, many Slytherins fit this trope, i.e. Crabbe, Goyle, and just about the entire Slytherin Quidditch team.
* DirtyCoward: If they're not on the side of the bad guys, they tend to be this.
* DysfunctionJunction: Slytherins are frequently the children of [[LonelyRichKid snooty high society types]], Death Eaters, psychos, murderers, and/or all of the above and many of them seem to have inherited their parents' prejudices and then you get the occasional half-blood in the house like Millicent and [[spoiler: Tom Riddle]]--it's like blood in the water.
* EnforcedColdWar: With Gryffindor.
* FantasticRacism: Many Slytherin characters we are introduced to have serious Pureblood biases.
* {{Flanderization}}: It's likely that Slytherin suffered an internalized version of this as a result of Voldemort's rise to power. The only Slytherin free of interest in the Dark Arts and Blood Purity is Horace Slughorn, who comes from an earlier generation than Voldemort. Basically Voldemort's obsession with being the Heir of Slytherin and the fact that he recruited Death Eaters from his own house and then their children after them, essentially cast a large blot on their legacy, making people believe that their extreme aspects were their core ideas.
** As a Slytherin, Slughorn prizes reaching the maximum potential of your talent and the social impact and benefit it can have on the rest of the world, showing a committment and interest in the bigger picture that other houses often lack and ironically doing more to encourage mixing of houses and building house unity than even a model of fair play like Professor [=McGonagall=].
*** Andromeda Tonks is implied to have been a Slytherin, and also lacks any racial bias, since she married a Muggle-born. She's a minor character, however.
* ForTheEvulz: What the worst of them lapse into, even if its technically not their credo.
* GondorCallsForAid: While they were the first to leave the castle during the Battle of Hogwarts (see below), Slytherins did return to help Hogwarts[[note]] accompanied by the population of Hogsmeade, the entire Order of the Phoenix, and as many other willing fighters as could be summoned in that short amount of time[[/note]] when everything started going to shit for Voldemort and the Death Eaters. One could even state that this was very in character with their house: why risk their lives in a fair fight when they could leave, gather their forces and return and win an unfair one?
* InformedAbility: Slytherins are supposed to be cunning, witty, and ambitious but most of the Canon Slytherins are [[TheBully bullies]], DumbMuscle, and junior Death Eaters. Could be justified, as once the house acquired a reputation for being pure-blood supremacists, no-one who wasn't one themselves would want to join, and all the really cunning and ambitious ones would work out that they'd have a better chance of rising to the top without coming under suspicion in one of the other houses, leaving Slytherin house with the pure-blood supremacists and nothing else.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much all of them except Slughorn.
* LesCollaborateurs: More Slytherins supported Umbridge than anyone else did, and the Slytherins were also the first to be evacuated during the Battle of Hogwarts so that they would not be able to help the Death Eaters.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch
* NeutralNoLonger: It's implied that the majority of Slytherin simply didn't pick sides in the war, probably due to their house's enmity with the other three leaving them no safe haven if they sided against Voldemort and the children of his supporters decided to get revenge. But when push came to shove and it was clear that Voldemort was going to take or lose everything, the Slytherins spread out across Britain to gather up just ''everyone'' they could find to help fight, and then returned with [[ZergRush an army that could win purely through virtue of numbers]].
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: The NeutralNoLonger / GondorCallsToAid. It would be great if we actually got to ''[[InformedAttribute see]]'' tha happens instead it's just a vague "[[DeusExMachina Hey look! Reinforcements!]]" moment and then WordOfGod tells us in an interview that [[AWizardDidIt The Slytherins did it.
* TheUsualAdversaries

[[folder:Draco Malfoy]]
->''""I'd be careful if I were you, Potter. Unless you're a bit politer, you'll go the same way as your parents. They didn't know what was good for them, either. You hang around with riff-raff like the Weasleys and that Hagrid and it'll rub off on you."''

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


Hogwarts' resident bully, despite being smaller than most other Slytherins. Is the son of an influential and filthy rich man, who used to be a Death Eater. Merely bullies Harry throughout the first few books, occasionally setting off a major plot point. Usually seen hanging around with his cronies, Crabbe and Goyle.

By the sixth book, things have taken a major turn: the newly-resurrected Lord Voldemort demands that Draco assassinate Albus Dumbledore, or die in the process (which is what he's probably hoping for, according to Draco's mother). Draco's mother, in desperation, goes to the ReverseMole Snape and begs him to forge an Unbreakable Vow so that he would kill Dumbledore if Draco could not. Sure enough, Snape is the one who does the deed.

By the last book, he appears in the Room of Requirement with his cronies to stop Harry, Ron, and Hermione from... whatever it is they're doing (The Trio is finding the last Horcrux, but Draco and company don't know it). One of his cronies turns on him and unleashes a [[{{Hellfire}} Fiendfyre]] that ends up incinerating the whole room and killing himself. Harry goes and saves Draco anyhow, which in turn saves his own ass later on. Nineteen years later, Draco is married (but to Astoria Greengrass, not to his marginal school love interest Pansy Parkinson) and has a son, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy]].
* AntiVillain: Type II in Book 6 & 7. Before that, he's a ''huge'' {{Jerkass}}.
* TheAtoner: Post-Second Wizarding War. WordOfGod says Malfoy raised his son to be a better person than he was.
* BigBadWannabe: Talks a lot of tough talk, and is actually skilled, but he's also a coward. Come book 6, when he joins the Death Eaters, you can't help but [[JerkassWoobie feel sorry]] for the guy when he realizes just how out of his league he is.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Draco Malfoy is blonde, smirks like an idiot, and never stops gloating about how rich and spoilt he is.
* BreakTheHaughty: During the first 5 books, he never passes an opportunity to insult and demean Harry and/or his friends. But in book 6, his arrogant behavior starts to get less and less prominent to the point he is even crying because of his failure to execute Voldemort's orders.
* BrilliantButLazy: A lot of things he does - in ''Half-Blood Prince'' in particular - imply that he's actually an extremely skilled young wizard that simply finds it easier to coast on his family's money and connections.
* BrokenPedestal: He comes to have this for his father, especially for his teachings of Slytherin greatness and glorification of Voldemort. He and his wife, take it upon themselves to ensure that his son isn't raised with any of his family's nonsense much to his parents distaste. Draco came to regret his entire upbringing, much like Dudley, spent on hating Dumbledore and Harry, the same people who saved him desite mutual distaste.
* TheBully: Of the psychological kind. He is very savvy about finding BerserkButton(s) of hot-headed Gryffindors and pressing it to get a rise of out his opponents.
* ButtMonkey: In the film series, Draco's role gets greatly reduced, and a lot of the scenes kept (Hermione slugging him, getting transformed by Moody) are of him being made to look like a fool.
** CerebusSyndrome: This serves to make his descent into true villainy and madness even more jarring in the Sixth Book and the film. Everyone, except Harry, find it hard to accept that Draco is a NotSoHarmlessVillain.
* CatchPhrase: "Wait 'til my father hears about this!" A BeamMeUpScotty as far as the books go, but he does say variations of this three times in the films. (And there's a fourth time when it's [[BorrowedCatchphrase said by Cormac McLaggen instead.)]]
* {{Deconstruction}}: On Pottermore, J. K. Rowling noted that Draco eventually became a TakeThat on the [[DracoInLeatherPants "bad boy"]] cliche, of which Draco is a TropeNamer. She realized that Draco had a "dark glamour" of the TroubledButCute variety, that made people (and some of his fans) idealize or downplay his real flaws. In the end, even when Draco ultimately turns out to be not as bad as he or others thought, the book doesn't present it as a full HeelFaceTurn so much as a bully facing up to the real consequences of his actions and cowardice. Draco spends the rest of his life living in regret of the phony Death Eater ideas that he was raised on but becoming in the end, simply, a better version of Lucius.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Inverted. He's pushed as Harry's number one Quidditch rival, but in their head-to-head matches between Books 2 and 6, doesn't manage a single victory against him.
* DirtyCoward
* DisproportionateRetribution: He keeps bullying Harry and his friends just because Harry didn't accept his offer of friendship (even after Draco insults Ron in the process). [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} What a kid!]]
** Possibly justified, as he had ''just'' turned eleven a few months before that, and had probably never heard anyone tell him 'no' in his entire life.
* TheDragon: Draco is this to his family and to Slytherin.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Realizes this thanks to Dumbledore at the climax of the 6th book. By the 7th book, it is fairly clear that he does not want anything to do with the Death Eaters anymore, and only remains on Voldemort's side out of fear.]]
* {{Expy}}: It's not touched on much, but there are a lot of parallels between him and Regulus Black. Both were raised in very old, pure-blood Slytherin families (actually the same family, technically - Regulus is actually Draco's first cousin, once removed through Draco's mother, Narcissa). Both parroted the pureblood supremacist ideals of their families for much of their lives. Both joined the Death Eaters at or around the age of 16 and were given special, specific assignments. Both came to realize that EvilIsNotAToy and showed a desire to back out. [[spoiler: And both have a huge part to do with Voldemort's defeat - Draco much more unknowingly.]]
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Choleric
* [[GoodParents Good Father]]: To his only child/son, Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy. Draco made extra sure that Scorpius didn't become like he was as a child. And he succeeded.
* GreenEyedMonster: WordOfGod on ''Pottermore'' confirms that this is part of the basis for his feelings towards Harry. He is jealous of the attention and admiration Harry receives from other students and resents that Harry is better than him at flying on a broomstick.
* HeelFaceTurn
* {{Hypocrite}}: He sometimes insults Ron's mother, but can't stand to hear someone insult his.
* IAmYourOpponent: Declares this to Harry when he is made the Slytherin Seeker. Blows up in his face as he loses everytime they play each other.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: [[spoiler:By the end of the 6th book, Harry actually feels a bit of sympathy for Malfoy. Harry and the gang even save Malfoy in DH, quite a few times. Ron says it best: "That's the second time we've saved your life tonight, you two-faced bastard!"]]
* Irony: Spends most of the Second Book callously joking about the prospect of his muggle-born classmates being killed by the Basilisk. When he winds up in a tough spot himself, the only one willing to offer him a shoulder to cry on is said monster's first victim, the type of person he'd have mercilessly harassed a few books ago (and markedly ''not'' his previously preferred piece of arm candy, Pansy Parkinson). Apparently, kindness doesn't look as weak and silly when it's directed at you.
* JerkJock
* {{Jerkass}}: For most of the series until book 6, where he becomes a JerkassWoobie.
* KarmaHoudini: For all the crap he pulled during Harry's school years, he gets no retribution. A good example is when he insulted Harry's dead mother and did not get any punishment for this, while Harry received a ban from Quidditch for punching him. Though, one could argue that being given a suicide mission from Voldemort himself with his parents lives also on the line is enough punishment for him.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Like his dad, Lucius, Draco is arrogant, a pureblood supremacist, and uses his connections and riches to bully others into doing what he wants. [[spoiler:WordOfGod says he goes out of his way to avert this trope in his own son and succeeds.]]
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Poor Tom Felton said that little kids would sometimes run away from him if they saw him in RealLife, and though it doesn't bother him anymore, it used to hurt his feelings as a kid.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: More than once in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''.
* MoralityPet: His parents genuinely love their son.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His whole family has this going for them.
* OldMoney: The Malfoys, being the series' most visible {{Blue Blood}}s, have also been fabulously rich for generations and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections have connections]] in the highest echelons of government, business, and high society.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:When he refuses to abandon the incapacitated Goyle in the burning Room of Requirement, even though the latter just intended to screw him over in hopes of gaining Voldemort's favor.]]
** Earlier, [[spoiler: when he didn't tell Bellatrix that it was indeed Harry they had caught.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He's the first character to use the word "mudblood", which is basically the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' equivalent of the N-word.
* PrincelyYoungMan: The SpoiledBrat type.
* PsychicBlockDefense: Rowling notes that Malfoy is a natural Occlumens, since a major part of Occlumency is the ability to suppress your emotions.
* TheRival
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections / ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Frequently.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the final movie.
* ShadowArchetype:
** To Ron. They both come from old pure-blood families, but Malfoy [[FantasticRacism looks down on Muggle-borns and considers them inferior,]] while Ron is just as accepting of Muggle-borns and half-bloods as his father.
** To Harry. Both have high status in the wizarding world (albeit for different reasons), but Malfoy exploits his riches and his family name to put himself on a pedestal while Harry remains a generous HumbleHero.
* ShipTease: With Pansy. Although it's never outright stated they're dating, she's shown to be extremely fond of him and they go to the Yule Ball together in the fourth book. [[spoiler:However, this ultimately goes nowhere, since he marries Astoria Greengrass instead of her]].
* SmallNameBigEgo: During the first five books, Draco thinks rather highly of himself despite the fact that whenever he ''does'' have a confrontation with Harry, he loses. By the time of ''Half Blood Prince'', Draco is made into a Death Eater, and he quickly realizes he's in way over his head.
* SmugSnake
* SpannerInTheWorks: A lucky break on his part [[spoiler:completely derailed the long-term plans of both Dumbledore ''and'' Voldemort.]]
* SpoiledBrat: Pretty much all of his negative qualities stem from his upbringing.
* StarterVillain: Acts as a foil to Harry and serves as his main adversary most of the time, since Voldemort isn't always around. It's even lampshaded sarcastically by Harry right after Voldemort comes back into the open.
--> ''Harry:'' [[DeadpanSnarker "I s'pose Lord Voldemort's just a warm-up act compared to you..."]]
* StellarName: He is related to the Black family through his mother, which has a tradition of naming its members after astronomical objects. As such, he is named after the Draco constellation.
** [[spoiler: He also named his son Scorpius, continuing the trend.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: With his father and [[spoiler:his son]].
* ThouShaltNotKill: Despite all his negative qualities, Draco is incapable of actually killing someone. He can't do it, even if it's a direct order from Lord Voldemort, with his parents' lives in the balance.
** He is perfectly willing to endanger, harm and maim others though.
** After his HeelFaceTurn, he can't even bring himself to leave Crabbe (Goyle in the film) to die from a misused Fiendfyre spell, endangering his own life to try and rescue the clod.
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler:Surprisingly. He becomes more civil to Harry as grown-ups, even though they're not friends.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Draco took a level in maturity with regards to his son, Scorpius. He made sure that he didn't become another Draco.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Green apples, in the films.
* {{Troll}}: Malfoy's preferred method of bullying. Particularly noticeable in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' where he plays up his injury from Buckbeak in order to get Hagrid sacked, and again in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order Of The Phoenix]]'' when he taunts Harry into attacking him, resulting in Harry being thrown off the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Described as having white-blond hair, and he's definitely not a good person.

[[folder:Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle]]
->''"Honestly, Goyle, if you were any slower, you'd be going backwards!"''
-->-- '''Draco'''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Jamie Waylett (Crabbe), Joshua Herdman (Goyle)


Draco's friends/underlings/bodyguards. They are nowhere near intelligent, and are both very large and brutish. They follow Draco everywhere, and when Draco joins the Death Eaters, they follow suit. [[spoiler:Crabbe dies in the Battle of Hogwarts when he sets fire to the Room of Requirement and is trapped inside.]]
* AlliterativeName: Goyle.
* DeathByAdaptation[=/=]SparedByTheAdaptation: Due to Jamie Waylett's trouble with the law, Crabbe was written out of the last two films and Goyle [[spoiler:was killed off instead]].
* DumbMuscle
* EvilerThanThou: Crabbe is willing to kill Hermione, whereas Malfoy will not kill.
* GangOfBullies
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Goyle becomes a better person by the end of the seventh book.]]
* HiddenDepths: A villainous version of the trope: while the two are so stupid Malfoy once wonders if Goyle can read, they are both adept at casting dark spells, including Fiendfyre and the Unforgivable Curses.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Crabbe suffers one, killing himself with Fiendfyre.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler:While not skilled or smart by any means, Crabbe (Goyle in the film) reveals himself to be considerably more ruthless than previously thought in the Battle of Hogwarts, where he is able to cast Killing Curses and Fiendfyre without hesitation]].
* SoftSpokenSadist: When we finally hear them speak in the last book, Harry's narration noted that their voices are far softer than he expected.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:In the last book, Crabbe openly defies Draco's orders and mocks him, realising that he and his father have fallen out of favour with Voldemort and attempts to get directly into the Dark Lord's good graces by killing Harry.]]
* TerribleTrio
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* TooDumbToLive: Crabbe casting Fiendfyre, a jinx so deadly and unpredictable that even Hermione was afraid to try it. For most of the series, they were portrayed as too stupid to think without Malfoy. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets the second book]], they choose to eat ''cakes left in a random location'' without showing the slightest suspicion. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets The film]] makes it even more jarring when they eat the cakes which are floating in midair.
* TookALevelInJerkAss: Vincent Crabbe in ''Deathly Hallows''.
** Goyle in the film.
* TortureTechnician: Said to have become quite adept at the Cruciatus Curse under the Carrows' tutelage in ''Deathly Hallows''.
* TheVoiceless: They don't have a single line of dialogue for the whole first six books. Crabbe's NotSoHarmlessVillain moment in Deathly Hallows is all the more shocking by the fact that he [[SuddenlyVoiced actually gets to talk]]. Although it is clear that the Trio has heard them speak before, as Harry goes out of his way to correct Ron's speaking voice to sound more like Goyle's during the Polyjuice scene in Chamber of Secrets.

[[folder:Pansy Parkinson]]
->''"Ooh, sticking up for Longbottom. Never thought you'd like fat little crybabies, Parvati."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Genevieve Gaunt, Lauren Shotton, and Creator/ScarlettByrne


Pansy Parkinson is a Slytherin in Harry's year, described as arrogant and always insulting anyone she pleases to. She is Draco Malfoy's girlfriend for most of the series, and is in many ways the female version of Draco. But just before the battle of Hogwarts, she suggests the Hogwarts students betray Harry Potter to Voldemort, so she is the first student to be evacuated. [[spoiler:Draco does not marry her in the future.]]
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Does not have a pug face (see below) in the films.
* AlliterativeName
* AlphaBitch
* AnimalMotifs: Is said to have a face like a pug.
* DirtyCoward: When Voldemort delivers an ultimatum to Hogwarts in Book 7 to either surrender Harry or face a massive siege, she's more than ready to turn him in.
* EvilCounterpart: To Ginny and Hermione.
** Pansy seems to be considered Hermione's "show", as Malfoy is Harry's "show". Ultimately, Pansy is Hermione's ArchEnemy and not Harry's. Harry and Pansy never really even interact with each other, though she does hurl taunts at him.
* EvilIsDumb: Hermione claims her to be thick as a troll.
* FloralThemeNaming
* GirlPosse: She has one.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LapPillow: Draco rests his head on her lap on the train in ''The Half-Blood Prince''.
* MaliciousSlander: She feeds Rita Skeeter's phony love triangle and suggests Hermione's been drugging Harry and Krum with love potions. After all the hate mail (some of it ''cursed'') this leads to, Hermione is rather satisfied whenever Pansy gets in trouble.
* TheQuisling: Is the only student to suggest that Hogwarts should turn Harry over to Voldemort.
* RichBitch
* TheRival: To Hermione.
* RomanticRunnerUp
* ShipTease: With Draco, who she seems to have a crush on. [[spoiler:It doesn't go anywhere]].
* VillainousCheekbones: When played by Creator/ScarlettByrne - also plays into AdaptationalAttractiveness due to the fact that Scarlett (and Genevieve or Lauren for that matter) are actually quite lovely in RealLife.

[[folder:Blaise Zabini]]
->''"Yeah, Zabini, because you're so talented...at posing..."''
-->-- '''Ginny'''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Louis Cordice


Blaise Zabini is a Slytherin student in Harry's year and an associate of Draco Malfoy. He's left [[TheGhost unseen]] for the first five books, but finally gets a physical description and role in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. Although he doesn't take part in bullying like his peers, he shares their same [[FantasticRacism prejudiced views.]]
* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler:Since Crabbe's actor was fired before the filming of the final movie, Blaise's character becomes his replacement in the TerribleTrio. However, rather than condemning Blaise to a fiery death, screenwriter Steve Kloves conferred Crabbe's actions and demise onto Goyle instead, so Blaise gets away alive as Goyle did in the book.]]
* TheBeautifulElite: The most aristocratic of Malfoy's group. While Malfoy can be prone to sniveling, and Crabbe and Goyle are just DumbMuscle, Blaise has the looks, the snobbery, and the withdrawn temperament to fit the Slytherin ideal.
* ChekhovsGunman: Actually subverted, in an uncharacteristic move for Rowling. After his EarlyBirdCameo in ''Stone'' (see below), Blaise was shelved until ''Prince'', whereupon he was given a very rich, detailed introduction aboard the train as a friend but no lackey to Malfoy. The seasoned HP reader knows to expect from that kind of intro that Rowling's got something important lined up for the character, but not in this case: Blaise makes no particular contribution to the plot, and all but disappears from the series halfway through ''Prince''. In retrospect, it's clear that the only reason Rowling pulled Blaise out of the woodwork was that she wanted a Slytherin in the Slug Club (and she'd rejected the obvious choice, Malfoy, since it was to be a point of sympathy for Slughorn that he treated Malfoy with pleasant indifference). Alas, filling a narrative niche is not the same thing as adding to the plot, and Blaise never quite donned the holster and joined Rowling's stable of Chekhov's Gunmen.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Blaise is mentioned as the last new Hogwarts student to be sorted in 1991.
* FantasticRacism
* {{Jerkass}}: To everyone, even Draco.
* OCStandIn: Until ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' was released. Even after, he's still arguably the most frequent target of this.
** Of particular note is the fact that, depending on the reader's country, "Blaise" was often read as [[GenderBlenderName a girl's name]]. Prior to HBP Blaises were generally either female redheaded {{Purity Sue}}s or male Italian {{Memetic Sex God}}s.
* PrettyBoy: Takes after his famously beautiful mother. What's interesting is that fandom had already pegged him as this even before they knew what he actually looked like.
* TheQuietOne
* SamusIsAGirl: {{Inverted}}; see OCStandIn above.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Insults everyone, prompting Ginny to insult him back with "You're so talented... at posing."
* SmugSnake
* SuddenlyEthnicity: {{Fanon}} had its own descriptions of him before finding out he was black.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TokenMinority: Only Slytherin of color mentioned.
* TheUnseen: For the first 5 books. This led to an interesting case of {{Fanon}} considering both his personality and gender. He was later described as being a tall, handsome black boy in the sixth book.
* VillainousCheekbones

[[folder:Theodore Nott]]
-->'''Portrayed by''':

A Slytherin boy who wants nothing to do with Draco Malfoy.
* TheAloner: According to WordOfGod, he is this by choice, seeing no reason whatsoever to be a part of Draco's group.
* FantasticRacism: Along with most of the Slytherins, of course, but as far as Nott goes, he's more than likely related - perhaps a direct descendant - of a man named Cantankerus Nott, who is credited with anonymously publishing the ''Pure-Blood Directory'', listing the British wizarding families who were still "truly pure-blood" by his time. In other words, Cantankerus Nott ''literally wrote the book'' on pure-blood supremacism.
* ISeeThemToo: During a Care of Magical Creatures lesson in his fifth year, he was one of only three students present who could see Thestrals, suggesting that he may have witnessed his mother's death firsthand. He found the creatures rather distasteful as he watched one eating, judging by his face.
* MissingMom
* OCStandIn: Not as much as Blaise, but he is actually quite popular in Fanfiction.

[[folder:Millicent Bulstrode]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Helen Stuart

Another bullying Slytherin, not part of Draco's gang per se but apparently quite intimidating in her own right.
* BrawnHilda: Described as large and square with a heavy jaw and rather hag-like.
* CombatPragmatist: She's [[DesignatedGirlFight paired with Hermione in the Dueling Club scene]] in ''Chamber of Secrets'', and when the dust settles after the first round, she's forgone magic and has Hermione in a headlock.
* DistaffCounterpart: Sort of a female version of Crabbe and Goyle.
* HugeSchoolgirl
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's part of the Inquisitorial Squad in ''Order of the Phoenix'', but doesn't feature in the Death-Eater-fication of Slytherin in the last two books.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: She's a half-blood.

[[folder:Marcus Flint]]
->''"Take that side!"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Jamie Yeates

Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team when Harry arrives at Hogwarts (he's a Chaser).
* BritishTeeth: And how. Pretty much a caricature of the stereotype. This character description from the books even made it onto the first two films where he made his onscreen appearance, with actor Jamie Yeates wearing false teeth over his real teeth.
* DumbMuscle: Described as troll-like.
* HeldBackInSchool
* JerkJock
* WritersCannotDoMath: He's still at Hogwarts in the third book even though he should have left at the end of the second. When asked about this, JKR said that he'd had to repeat his last year.

[[folder:Flora and Hestia Carrow]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Amber and Ruby Evans


These girls only appear in the films. They are young Slytherin girls who are members of the Slug Club, and are seen at Horace's party. In the final film, they and the other Slytherins are evacuated to the dungeons.
* CanonForeigner
* ChekhovsGunman: The appearance of the twins was supposed to tie into Draco Malfoy traveling between the Vanishing Cabinet in Hogwarts and the one in Borgin and Burkes, but this connection was not highlighted in the final cut of the film.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The dresses they wear at the Christmas party are Slytherin green.
* CreepyTwins: No insight is given into their personality. They're creepy primarily for no other reason being identical, pale, and not saying a word in any of their appearances.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: A double dose.
* ThemeTwinNaming: The twins are named for the Roman goddess of flowers and the Greek goddess of the hearth, and their actresses are both named for gems.


[[folder:Ravenclaw Tropes]]
->''Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,\\
If you've a ready mind,\\
Where those of wit and learning\\
Will always find their kind.''
-->-- '''The Sorting Hat'''


This Hogwarts House was founded by Rowena Ravenclaw and exemplifies intelligence and creativity. Its color is blue and bronze, its animal is the eagle, its ghost is the Grey Lady, its Head of House is Filius Flitwick, and it is associated with the element of air. Ravenclaws prize perception and unorthodox thinking, but they also have a reputation for being ivory-tower intellectuals who do not dare to do enough.

Notable Ravenclaws include Helena Ravenclaw, Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang, Filius Flitwick, Roger Davies, and Gilderoy Lockhart.
* AdaptationDyeJob: The house colors, at least, were changed from the original blue/bronze to blue/silver. Likewise, the AnimalMotif was changed to a raven from an eagle.
* TheBeautifulElite: Not only are Ravenclaws very intelligent, but also many Ravenclaws are very attractive.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: As Pottermore points out, Ravenclaw may be filled with geniuses, but a lot of those geniuses are pretty darn weird ([[TheMadHatter Uric the Oddball]], for example, was sorted into Ravenclaw). And, of course, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna]].
* HufflepuffHouse: Though not as bad as the TropeNamer.
* MeaningfulName: ''Raven''claw values wit and intelligence. Ravens and other corvids are among [[CleverCrows the smartest birds in the animal kingdom]], so it's not surprising that they would be in the House name.
** IronicName: What ''is'' surprising is the fact that ''Raven''claw is associated with an ''eagle''.
* NerdsAreSexy: In addition to their brains, a lot of Ravenclaw students are said to be good-looking.
* NobleBirdOfPrey: Their mascot is an eagle.
* RiddleMeThis: How to get into the common room, as compared to other houses, who use passwords.
* TheSmartGuy
* TheSpock
* TeenGenius: Most of its members.

[[folder:Luna Lovegood]]
->''"[All] my shoes have mysteriously disappeared. I suspect the [[RunningGag nargles]] are behind it."''

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


A {{Cloudcuckoolander}} of staggering proportions, probably because her father edits the Wizarding version of the "Weekly World News." WordOfGod claims that she's the anti-Hermione, in that she thinks entirely by faith whereas Hermione thinks entirely by logic. Though an oddball often used for [[PluckyComicRelief comic relief]], she is also one of Harry's most loyal supporters, forming a secondary PowerTrio with Neville and Ginny that leads Dumbledore's Army in Harry's absence. Has an uncanny ability to speak aloud what others are only thinking.

Nineteen years later, she is married to Rolf Scamander, grandson of the author of ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'', becomes a wizard naturalist and discovers new species of magical beasts (but not the Crumple-Horned Snorkack), and has twin sons named Lorcan and Lysander.
* ActionGirl: Participates in the Ministry fight during the fifth book and holds her own in the final battle in the last book.
* {{Adorkable}}: She isn't really a nerd, but she sure is socially awkward...in a good way.
* AgentMulder: A deconstruction of the trope. {{Agent Mulder}}s tend to prevail, but most of Luna's wackier beliefs end up wrong, and WordOfGod says she learns to be a little bit more skeptical in her adulthood.
* AlliterativeName: '''L'''una '''L'''ovegood.
** [[StealthPun Stealthily]] [[PunnyName Punny]] [[MeaningfulName Name]]: 'Luna' = 'Moon'. 'Moony' = 'Dreamy'. 'Lunacy' = 'Fullmoon-triggered insanity'. Those are obvious, with the right vocabulary. What takes the cake is 'Moon-eyed'. Not only are her eyes constantly wide, bulging, and unblinking in quasi-surprise, pointing to the usual definition, but they are described as "pale" and ''"silvery"''.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Many Hogwarts students would bully her, calling her ''Loony'' and stealing her possessions.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Some fans wonder if she's got something diagnosable, due of her "quirks". Then again, they might have just been brought about by her unusual upbringing.
* AnimalMotifs: Her Patronus is a hare. Like a MoonRabbit! It might be an ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' reference.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: When being a Quidditch commentator.
* {{Badass}}: She may not look it, but Luna is one of the biggest badasses in the series.
* BadassAdorable: An dorky, badass witch.
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:For a time in ''Deathly Hallows'', when she gets held hostage with Ollivander by Voldemort]].
* BerserkButton: People insulting the ''Quibbler''.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: See her BerserkButton and GeniusBruiser sections.
* BeYourself:
--> "The key to Luna is that she has that unbelievably rare quality of actually not giving a damn what anyone else thinks of her. Now, if we as adults say honestly how many people we’ve known like that I think very many of us would say uh none! And Luna’s like that. She doesn’t actually care. She’s so comfortable with being different. She’s fearless." –Creator/JKRowling
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Blonde to Hermione's Brunette and Ginny's Redhead.
* BreakoutCharacter: Even though she didn't appear until the fifth installment, Luna quickly became one of the most memorable and beloved characters. Her portrayal by Evanna Lynch only increased her character's popularity.
** In fact, IGN listed Luna Lovegood as their 12th top Harry Potter character, saying that looniness made her a "delight". Empire Magazine listed Luna as their 10th favorite Harry Potter character in "The 25 Greatest Harry Potter Characters".
* BreakTheCutie: When her mother died, and when she was bullied. [[IronWoobie You wouldn't know that it bothered her if you saw her, though]].
* BrutalHonesty: Harry finds it an uncomfortable habit of hers.
** "I liked the D.A. [[{{TearJerker}} It was like having friends]]."
** ''(on Ron)'' "He's not very nice sometimes, is he?"
** "People expect you to have cooler friends than us."
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As a CharmPoint; talk of Nargles and random streams of consciousness. In ''Half-Blood Prince'' this is a DeconstructedTrope as it is brought up that Luna faces the treatment that many real life Cloud Cuckoolanders face during the educational years. She has, for example, always been an easy target of teasing by other students, and before her 4th year, her only friend was Ginny. Neither of these facts seem to bother her especially much, though.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Has a variety of both ridiculous and seemingly credible conspiracy theories. While the ArbitrarySkepticism for her imaginary animals might be justified, the skeptism for the conspiracies is...not. The Wizarding world is so riddled with secret plots that the only reason the stuff Luna believes seems silly is that is ''sounds'' silly. And silly they do sound:
** She thinks that the Aurors are part of the 'rotfang' conspiracy which is trying to bring down the Ministry of Magic by a combination of dark magic and gum disease.
** Rufus Scrimgeour is a vampire, and the Ministry has an army of heliopaths, which are based on a handful of eyewitness reports.
** Voldemort had just spent the previous year helping Harry win the Triwizard Tournament.
** People in the government are trying to kill Harry.
** Someone will try to secretly overthrow the Ministry of Magic. Notice how [[RuleOfThree the last three]] sound credible InUniverse...
*** Actually, the last three are completely accurate InUniverse: Voldemort sent [[spoiler:Barty Crouch Jr., disguised as Mad-Eye Moody]] to ensure that Harry won the Tournament, Voldemort has Imperiused high-ranking members of the government with orders to capture/kill Potter, and in the end, Voldemort kills the Minister of Magic and installs a puppet leadership under his control with the majority of the Wizarding world none the wiser. Makes you rethink the nargles a little, doesn't it?
* CreepyGood: She is a mild version of this, in that she spouts horrific conspiracy theories and seems to be attuned to whole levels of magic the other characters can't access. She even gets stuck with the nickname "Loony Lovegood" because everyone else thinks she's crazy. Her serene manner might be off-putting to people at first.
* CuckoolanderCommentator: She'd rather point out oddities in the area than comment on the match.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: She actually guessed correctly on a couple of things (see ConspiracyTheorist).
* CulturedBadass: When not fighting Death Eaters or standing up to Harry's critics, she's rhapsodising about the meaning of life (and death) or [[ItMakesSenseInContext having philosophical debates with a door knocker]].
* CuteWitch: Even as a teen, Luna is an adorable witch.
* TheCutie: She's easy to fall in love with.
* DissonantSerenity: At least from everyone else's point of view.
* DitzyGenius: She is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} almost to the point of ObfuscatingStupidity but she pulls out one genius move after another when it counts.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Well, it might be a stretch to say that she doesn't like them, as she seems comfortable wearing them most of the time, but when she temporarily loses her shoes (due to a prank by unnamed students) and is made to walk around barefoot, she treats the situation with her usual serenity.
* {{Foil}}: She has all of Hermione's intelligence with none of her social skills or strong friendships, and she comes from a family whose insatiable curiosity about Magic seriously threatened their safety and sanity. As mentioned above, Rowling conceived of her as "the Anti-Hermione", with her sense of faith contrasting with Hermione's sense of logic.
* FriendlessBackground: Luna had no friends prior to meeting Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and Neville.
* GeniusBruiser: A rare non-Gryffindor example, Luna is an intelligent, perceptive, serene Ravenclaw (she views the Ravenclaw tower's entry riddles as fascinating philosophical conundrums)... who held her own against Bellatrix Lestrange, survived being imprisoned and tortured in Malfoy Manor, helped spearhead the resistance to Snape, fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries (and after being knocked out came around in time to mind Ron and Ginny when they were wounded) ''and'' went back to Hogwarts shortly after being rescued from Malfoy Manor to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts (where at one point she stepped up to the plate and took on Harry's traditional role of driving away Dementors).
* GenkiGirl: A borderline example. She's usually quite serene, but you should see how hard she laughs at Ron's joke about Goyle.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: See her NiceGirl section.
* HyperAwareness: She knows people very well. Not even Polyjuice Potion can fool her. To put this into perspective, it takes ''months'' [[spoiler:for '''''Dumbledore''''' and the rest of the staff to figure out that Professor Moody is a fake.]] When Luna runs into a Polyjuiced Harry at Bill and Fleur's wedding, it takes her all of ten seconds.
* LastGirlWins: Averted. Although some fans thought she was introduced to be Harry's love interest, the idea of them being together isn't even brought up in the books.
* LonersAreFreaks: Or rather the reverse of that; freaks are lonely. She got better by the 5th book, though.
* MadDreamer
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: Her Spectrespecs.
* MissingMom: Luna's mother had an accident while she was experimenting with magic. [[TearJerker Luna was nine and witnessed the whole thing.]]
* MoeCouplet: Harry and Luna. Luna is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who hardly seems troubled by anything and helps her father run the magical equivalent of a tabloid magazine, whereas Harry becomes more [[HurtingHero traumatized as increasing numbers of his friends and loved ones die. Some of them right in front of him.]] Yet, Luna understands what losing a loved one feels like, enabling her to empathise with his grief over Sirius -- and Harry knows what being picked on feels like, so he naturally wants to help her out when people hide Luna's things and mock her behind her back. They serve as two sides of the same coin, and [[FanPreferredCouple some fans prefer them as a couple to Harry/Ginny]].
* MoralityChain: To her father. The Death Eaters use it to their advantage.
* MysteriousWaif
* NiceGirl: One of the few to believe Harry's claim that Voldemort was back and is just a great person to hang around with.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[WordOfGod J.K.]] confirmed that, as a Magizoologist, Luna discovers a great deal of creatures nobody else thought existed, ''including'' some mentioned in The Quibbler. However, she never discovers a [[EnsembleDarkhorse Crumple-Horned Snorkack.]]
* OracularUrchin - Especially how her actress looks and portrays her.
* PluckyGirl: Mr. Ollivander refers to her as "a light in that dark place" after [[spoiler: the two of them are dragged off and locked up by Voldemort]]. It sounds like rather than being crushed and destroyed, as the trio feared, she was helping other people to keep hope alive.
* ThePollyanna: This is what makes many characters and fans admire her.
* PosterGalleryBedroom
* PowerTrio: With Ginny and Neville.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: [[spoiler:To Neville in the eighth movie, but even then it apparently doesn't last long according to the actors.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Harry is Red, Luna is Blue. However, Luna is also the Red to Hermione's Blue.
* RunningGag: Her [[GenkiGirl hysterical overreactions to Ron's jokes]], Ron being awkward around her, her BrutalHonesty, her belief in Nargles and Crumple-Horned Snorkacks, her belief that Fudge is persecuting (and [[UpToEleven eating]]) the Goblins, thinking [[EntertaininglyWrong Sirius Black is innocent because he's just the alter ego of musician Stubby Boardman]].
* SixthRanger: ''Literally'' no. 6; counting the main PowerTrio and first two members of her secondary trio (Neville and Ginny), Luna doesn't even get a name-drop until Book 5, excluding a undetailed, passing mention of the Lovegoods attending the Quidditch World Cup in the fourth book.
* StealthPun: She is, obviously, [[CloudCuckooLander crazy.]] Her Patronus is a hare. You could say she's...madder than a March Hare.
** Her patronus is actually a reference to the MoonRabbit. Still counts as a Stealth Pun, though.
* StepfordSmiler: Type A. She isn't as happy and cheerful on the inside as she is on the outside.
* TeenGenius: WordOfGod says that she's just as smart as Hermione, but they think in different ways. Hermione is very very logical, whereas Luna is more driven by creativity and intuition.
* TownGirls: The Neither to Ginny's Butch and Hermione's Femme.
* WaifFu: Shows elements of this in the books. Highlighted in the fifth film, during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. She gets surprise-attacked by a Death Eater who knocks her to the floor, her head jerking back as if she's just taken a punch. She stands up, bleeding from the lip (we see this from the Death Eater's POV, and she looks ''tiny'') and hits him with a Wingardium Leviosa so powerful it ''sends him flying through several rows of shelves''. She smiles slightly and looks at the destruction she has caused with an expression of mild curiosity.
* WeNeedADistraction: [[spoiler:After the Battle of Hogwarts, Luna graciously distracts the crowd so that Harry, Ron, and Hermione can make a break for the Headmaster's office in peace.]]

[[folder:Padma Patil]]
->''"Don't you look... dashing."''
-->-- To Ron on his ridiculous dress robes

-->'''Portrayed by''': Sharon Sandhu and Afshan Azad


Padma Patil is Parvati's more studious, but less gregarious, twin. She is Ron's date to the Yule Ball, but he does not want to dance with her, so Parvati and Padma dance with other people. She becomes a prefect, joins Dumbledore's Army, and participates in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Note: In the film, she is depicted as being a Gryffindor.
* AlliterativeName
* CultureEqualsCostume: Wears [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gagra_choli Lehenga choli]] to the Yule Ball in the film.
* TheDividual: As with most twins, they make nearly all of their appearances together after the fourth movie.
* NerdsAreSexy: Is mentioned along with her sister Parvati as being "the two prettiest girls in [Harry's] year."
* PolarOppositeTwins: Is quieter but smarter than Parvati.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Parvati's red. In the Yule Ball, they even wear colours to demonstrate this. (Parvati's are pink and Padma's are turquoise.)
* ThemeTwinNaming

[[folder:Cho Chang]]
->''"I'll expect [...] she'll be feeling guilty, thinking it an insult to [his] [[labelnote:spoiler]]Cedric's[[/labelnote]] memory to be kissing Harry at all..."''
-->'''Hermione''' on Cho

-->'''Portrayed by''': KatieLeung


Harry's first crush, Cho is a popular, attractive girl and his opposite number on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team. A LoveTriangle forms when she starts dating Cedric. She is torn up after Cedric's death and seems to become less popular as a result. She begins showing an interest in Harry because of his connection with Cedric's death, and he has his FirstKiss with her. However, he lacks the emotional maturity to help her deal with her grief over Cedric, and she is unable to move forward herself, so they split up on bad terms. [[spoiler:She participates in the Battle of Hogwarts. In the future, she marries a Muggle.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: To some extent. Many of the characteristics of Cho that were so irritating in the book were toned down in the film. Although this has the [[DisproportionateRetribution unfortunate consequence]] of making it look like Harry stopped talking to Cho after [[spoiler: she sold out the D.A. ...which (in the movie) we later come to find out [[TruthSerum wasn't of her own free will.]]]]
* AgeLift: Is a year above Harry in the books but is implied to be the same age in the film's continuity. In the fifth film, Hermione makes an offhand remark about Cho worrying that she's going to fail her OWL exams.
** ContinuityNod: Which explains why she is in uniform with the others in the eighth film.
* AlliterativeName
* AnimalMotifs: Her Patronus is a swan.
* AsianAndNerdy: Well, smart enough to be a Ravenclaw at least.
* BritishAccents/UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Scottish in the movies, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot like her actress]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: After losing Cedric and going out with Harry, she becomes this.
* CompositeCharacter: Combined with Marietta Edgecombe in the film.
* CultureEqualsCostume: Wears a {{Qipao}} to the Yule Ball in the film.
* DerailingLoveInterests: While {{justified|Trope}}, Cho becomes a ClingyJealousGirl after hooking up with Harry. They didn't last that long.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest
* GirlPosse: Is mentioned to be often surrounded by a group of girls in the fourth book.
* HerHeartWillGoOn... eventually.
%% She does not qualify for a HimeCut. She simply has long hair with bangs. Please don't put the trope back.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Sort of one for Ravenclaw.
* NiceGirl: Moreso in the film.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Part of the reason her relationship with Harry failed--she latched onto him mainly because of his connection to Cedric.
* RomanticFalseLead
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Actually deconstructed. She latches on Harry due to ''serious'' psychological problems, rather than merely being smitten; also, Harry only knew her on a shallow basis before dating her, and neither could handle the stress.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In the third book, she's mentioned to be the only girl on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team.
* TheStoolPigeon: In the fifth film, she takes Marietta's place as this.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: She gets a lot of flack for using Harry to feel closer to Cedric, when anyone can see what the girl seriously needs is some grief counseling.
* TruthSerum: In the film, this is what makes her TheStoolPigeon.
* UngratefulBastard: After Cedric's death, she is apparently deserted by her GirlPosse, with the exception of Marietta Edgecombe. How does Cho repay her? She drags her into an anti-Ministry group despite knowing what her mother does for a living:
--> "Don't mind her. She doesn't want to be [a member of the DA], but I made her come. Her parents have forbidden her to do anything that might upset Umbridge, her mother works for the Ministry."

[[folder:Roger Davies]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Henry Lloyd-Hughes

Chaser and captain of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team. Very popular with the ladies.
* BigManOnCampus
* KendoTeamCaptain
* KidAnova: He's described as handsome and seems to be a ladies' man: he snags Fleur as his date to the Yule Ball and later canoodles with her in one of the rosebushes. In the fifth book, he's at Madam Puddifoot's, once again conspicuously kissing a girlfriend, and Cho informs Harry that he asked her out after Cedric died. Also, if [=McGonagall=]'s throwaway line in the sixth film wasn't talking about another Davies, he's [[CovertPervert tried to sneak into a girls' bathroom at least once.]]

[[folder:Marietta Edgecombe]]
->''"She's a lovely person really. She just made a mistake..."''
-->-- '''Cho Chang'''

A member of Cho's GirlPosse and apparently the only one to stick with her after Cedric's death. Cho dragged Marietta along to join Dumbledore's Army with her. However, Marietta was part of the crowd which believed Harry to be a liar due to the fact that her mother worked for the Ministry. After six months of keeping her silence, Marietta betrayed the D.A. to Umbridge, but ended up getting the word "SNEAK" written across her face in pimples due to a jinx Hermione placed on the parchment they signed. WordOfGod says the pimples eventually faded, but left a few scars.

In the film, Marietta is cut. Instead, the D.A. is betrayed by Cho herself, [[TruthSerum though not of her own free will.]]
* CompositeCharacter: In the movie, her character is absorbed by Cho.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Torn between her loyalty to Cho and her loyalty to the Ministry.
* ContinuityCameo: Marietta is given a token mention in [[VideoGame/HarryPotter the video game]], although it follows the movie storyline and thus features Cho betraying the D.A.
* EasilyForgiven: Played with. Cho defends her against Harry even after she ratted on the D.A. Everyone else, however...
** FridgeBrilliance: Since Cho had been going through her emotional upheaval about Cedric, the GirlPosse who hung around her in Book 4 had disappeared. Marietta was the only one left.
* EvilRedhead: If reddish-blonde hair counts.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Once tried to tell on the DA to Umbridge and failed (her only known bad deed), yet still has Hermione's jinx on her face at the start of the next school year, [[OffscreenInertia implying no one can get it off and it'll be on her face forever.]] When Rowling was asked about it, she commented, "I do so loathe a traitor!" confirming this is a Type One example.
* AFriendInNeed: As noted, Marietta is [[PetTheDog apparently the only member of Cho's posse to stick with her after she became distraught over Cedric's death.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: The "sneak" pimples.
* MeaningfulName: Marietta is the town in Georgia known mostly for being where, during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, Andrews' raiders boarded a train with the intention of stealing it.
* TheMole
* NeverLiveItDown: Forever known, both in-universe and out, as a "sneak".
* OffscreenInertia: Her final 2 appearances at the end of Harry's fifth year and the start of his sixth reveal that Hermione's jinx is still on her.
* RebelliousRebel
* TheStoolPigeon
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Chooses to be lawful and hand in the D.A. to Umbridge. Unlike [[HeelFaceTurn Percy Weasley]], we never find out if she ever changed her mind or continued to support the Ministry after Voldemort took over.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Because Marietta told Umbridge about the D.A., this brought Umbridge and other similar cronies down on Dumbledore's head. To protect the students, Dumbledore pretended that the D.A. was his idea and that they're his own private army. He then disappears to avoid arrest. But this also means Dumbledore isn't around to [[spoiler: stop Harry from believing a false vision and going to the Department of Mysteries, which results in lots of people injured and the death of Sirius Black]].
* TheVoiceless: Never has any lines, even though her one plot-relevant act was tattling.

[[folder:Minor Ravenclaws]]
!!Marcus Belby
-->'''Portrayed by''': Robert Knox

A thin, nervous Ravenclaw whom Slughorn considers recruiting into the Slug Club, as his uncle Damocles invented the Wolfsbane Potion. Belby blows the interview, though, and does not appear in the club meetings. This is changed in the films, where he is seen at the Christmas party as a waiter, and not as a guest.
* ActorExistenceFailure[=/=]HeroicSacrifice: Robert Knox was killed in a fight when he was stabbed while trying to protect his younger brother.
* BigEater: He does sit in on one SlugClub dinner, though, where he's depicted with a round face and greedily devouring everything set in front of him. Slughorn (perhaps in an example of HypocriticalHumor given his own build) even jokes about it.

!!Terry Boot
Ravenclaw student. Member of Lockhart's Duelling Club. Joins Dumbledore's Army and, at the end of the fifth book, saves Harry from an attack by Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle. In the seventh book, he hears about the Trio's raid on Gringotts and escape on the dragon, and is beaten up by the Carrows for yelling about it in the Great Hall. He later participates in the Battle of Hogwarts.
* RecurringCharacter

!!Michael Corner
-->'''Portrayed by''': Ryan Nelson, Jack Read

Ravenclaw student who joined Dumbledore's Army and in that school year dated Ginny Weasley. They broke up at the end of that year. Michael Corner later dated Cho Chang and participated in the Battle of Hogwarts. He is described as having dark hair, and is credited in the films as "Slightly Creepy Boy." He is skilled at Potions.
* AdaptedOut: Not his character, but his relationship with Ginny. It doesn't appear that Ginny dates him at all in the films (although they're seen sitting next to each other at the initial meeting at the Hog's Head), as she's still seen hanging around with the main cast in ''Order of the Phoenix'' and gives a noticeably troubled look when Hermione mentions that Cho "couldn't keep her eyes off" Harry during the D.A. recruitment meeting at the Hog's Head.
* ButtMonkey: Is mentioned somewhat in passing as a bit of a joke. Even ''Ginny'' calls him an "fool" at one point. And he 'runs off to comfort' Cho after Ginny splits with him. Think about what Cho's emotional state was for the vast majority of that book.

!!Anthony Goldstein

Ravenclaw student, and later on a prefect. He joined Dumbledore's Army, and later on particpated in the Battle of Hogwarts.
* AmbiguouslyJewish


[[folder:Hufflepuff Tropes]]
->''You might belong in Hufflepuff,\\
Where they are just and loyal,\\
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,\\
And unafraid of toil.''
-->-- '''The Sorting Hat'''


This Hogwarts House was founded by Helga Hufflepuff and exemplifies loyalty and hard work. Its color is yellow and black, its animal is the badger, its ghost is the Fat Friar, its Head of House is Pomona Sprout, and it is associated with the element of earth. Hufflepuff has produced few great wizards, and has the reputation of being the house for those that could not get in anywhere else. However, Hufflepuff has perhaps the most decent and humble people of any house.

Notable Hufflepuffs include Pomona Sprout, Cedric Diggory, Nymphadora Tonks, Hannah Abbott, Susan Bones, Ernie Macmillan, Justin Finch-Fletchley, and Zacharias Smith.
* AndTheRest: Although usually said to be chosen for loyalty and hard work, one of the Sorting Hat songs describes Helga Hufflepuff as "tak[ing] all the rest, and treat[ing] them all the same," demonstrating the most frequently mentioned defining traits of the House; fairness and equality. Of course, [[FanDumb many people]] take it to mean that Hufflepuff is just a dumping ground for students none of the other Founders would deem "worthy".
* AnimalMotifs: Badgers are adorable, unassuming, and [[BewareTheNiceOnes will rip your face off]] if you threaten something they care about, which sums the House up quite neatly.
* TheBigGuy: After Gryffindor, Hufflepuff contributed the most student combatants to the Battle of Hogwarts.
* ButtMonkey: Hufflepuff is definitely the most maligned and mocked house in the fandom as well as canon. Hagrid tells us the first thing we ever hear about Hufflepuff, which is "everyone says Hufflepuff are a load o' duffers," although it's not made clear whether or not he actually agrees with this assessment. In any case, the books imply (and demonstrate) many times that Hufflepuff doesn't deserve its in-universe reputation as the house of weak-willed idiots. If anything, as mentioned below, Hufflepuff is strongly associated with ''determination''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Do not anger the Hufflepuffs. Proof positive -- the Hufflepuff common room door is the only one guarded by a non-verbal password, and if you get it wrong, the door squirts vinegar all over the offender.
** In point of fact, the Hufflepuff door has had the same password forever--it doesn't change like the others. It's also the only common room not entered by non-Hufflepuffs in the last '''thousand years.'''
* {{Determinator}}: The House that contributes the most fighters to Hogwarts at the end of the seventh book (after Gryffindor). Loyalty is one of their defining traits.
* TheGenericGuy: Their one moment of glory was when Cedric Diggory was chosen as the Triwizard contestant for Hogwarts, which was soon overshadowed by Harry becoming the other contestant for Hogwarts.
** To be fair, Cedric was the only official Champion for Hogwarts in the Triwizard Tournament. Harry's name came out representing a non-existent school.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: In-universe example, as Hufflepuff House rarely shines compared to the other Houses (noted in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''), despite being the house that hard work is associated with.
** It seems like the difference between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff is supposed to be the one between gazelles and warthogs. Academically, Hufflepuff students keep plugging at things till they get them and do good studious groundwork. Ravenclaws on the other hand would excel at their talents while neglecting fields that don't interest them, and make breakthroughs that are possible because of the good groundwork in question. It is entirely possible that while the Gryffindors, Slytherins, and Ravenclaws are highly visible, it is the Hufflepuffs who make that visibility possible.
* HufflepuffHouse: TropeNamer.
* TheReliableOne
* UndyingLoyalty: The primary defining trait of Hufflepuff. JK Rowling herself has said that while more of the Gryffindors remained behind, for a lot of them it was simply because they wanted to ''fight'', whether because they thought running away would be cowardly or for revenge. For the Hufflepuffs who remained behind, [[WordOfGod she says]] it was universally "something deeper".

[[folder:Cedric Diggory]]
->''"Hey, listen... About the badges. I've asked them not to wear them..."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': RobertPattinson


Hogwarts Triwizard Tournament champion (In reader's POV, the '''other''' Hogwarts Champion), Cedric is an intelligent and talented Hufflepuff student. He believes in fair play and is very gentlemanly.
* TheAce: A skilled Quidditch player, an excellent student, popular both with the general student populace and the Hogwarts staff, considered attractive by the girls, and he performs near-flawlessly in the Triwizard Tournament.
* BigManOnCampus: Very popular all 'round. The only people who ever express actively disliking him are Oliver Wood, Fred and George (who are almost always hostile to any of their Quidditch opponents) and Draco and his friends, who show no respect to him after he dies.
* ChickMagnet: He's noted to be rather popular with girls.
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Not that it works out for Harry anyway.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: When Hufflepuff wins a Quidditch match against Gryffindor, Cedric offers a rematch, since Harry fell off his broom because of Dementors. Another example is when he almost wins the Triwizard tournament, he wants to give the victory to Harry because Harry has been a good friend by helping him. (Harry refuses, eventually compromising they should take it together).
* HumbleHero: In contrast to his pompous braggart of a father, he does not boast about his victory over Harry in the Quidditch match of the third book, nor does is he offended by the way his role as the Hogwarts Triwizard champion is overlooked in favour of Harry.
* IFeelGuiltyYouTakeIt:
** He tries to have his Quidditch team's victory against Gryffindor revoked when he learns that Harry passed out because of the Dementors, but is denied on the grounds of not having broken any rules.
** Tries to let Harry take the Triwizard Cup in his stead, arguing that he wouldn't be there if it weren't for his help. Harry counters with the exact same point and amusingly wonders at the fact that they're actually arguing about this. Finally, they decide to grab it together [[WhamEpisode and the rest is history.]].
* InspirationalMartyr: In the fifth film [[spoiler:Dumbledore's Army keeps a picture of Cedric alongside a photo of the Order of the Phenix on the bathroom mirror as a source of inspiration.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Magical abilities across the board were very good.
* LovableJock: Cedric is such a NiceGuy that he once tried to [[HonorBeforeReason forfeit a match immediately after winning]], but was denied said request on the grounds that since he hadn't actually broken any rules, it was a fair win.
* NiceGuy: Have you been spotting a theme here? Cedric is unfailingly courteous and fair-minded, almost to a fault.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: His determination to be honorable at the end of the Triwizard Tournament [[spoiler:gets him killed]].
* PrettyBoy: His good looks are established as a RunningGag before he actually shows up.
* TheQuietOne: Called "strong and silent" by Katie Bell.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Formerly the TropeNamer. His death marks the point where major characters stop being safe.]]
* ShoutOut: He's named for the main character in TheMagiciansNephew.

[[folder:Ernie Macmillan]]
->''"Hannah, he's a Parselmouth. Everyone knows that's the mark of a dark wizard. Have you ever heard of a decent one who can talk to snakes? They called Slytherin himself 'Serpent Tongue.'"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Louis Doyle, Jamie Marks

A pompous and dramatic pure-blood Hufflepuff student in Harry's year. First appears in Book 2. Early on he functions twice as a very vocal critic of Harry, but only out of loyalty to his fellow Hufflepuffs (he suspects Harry of gunning for Justin in ''Chamber'', and of cheating into the tournament to upstage Cedric in ''Goblet''). However, once he joins Dumbledore's Army, he becomes a stalwart and supportive ally to Harry for the rest of the series. Following [[spoiler:Cedric's death]], Ernie is effectively promoted to the narrative role of Hufflepuff spokesman.
* AnimalMotifs: His Patronus is a boar.
** StealthPun: Ernie has a tendency to be a bit of a ''boor''.
* BigFun: Well, for a rather pompous definition of "fun", but Ernie, who is described as stout and having pudgy hands, also brings plenty of good cheer and righteous enthusiasm to the Hufflepuff corner.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted. He studies a minimum eight hours a day for his O.W.L.S.. He winds up receiving high grades and continues onto N.E.W.T level classes.
* InspectorJavert: When trying to support his theory that Harry is Slytherin's Heir.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Very up himself (and presumptuous), yet also very goodhearted and loyal.
* LargeHam: "CAUGHT IN THE ACT!"
* OneSteveLimit: Averted; the Knight Bus driver is also called Ernie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He becomes a prefect in book 5, and doesn't hesitate for a second in believing Harry and joining Dumbledore's Army. When he learns that Malfoy and his Inquisitorial Squad have the power to deduct House Points he is understandably appalled.
* RousingSpeech: Has a habit of breaking into grandiloquent speeches regardless of situational appropriateness, usually to little success.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* UndyingLoyalty: Once Harry is definitively cleared of being Slytherin's heir, Ernie graciously apologizes for his behaviour to him and sticks by him for the rest of the books.
** He ''did'' turn against him once more during the Triwizard Tournament, but given that most of the school thought Harry was being a GloryHound (and he was doing it in favor of his Housemate Cedric) this is understandable. More to the point, Ernie was supportive during the Ministry's {{Demonisation}} of Harry and Dumbledore even when others (such as Seamus) weren't, and functioned essentially as his House's representative for Harry.

[[folder:Zacharias Smith]]
->''"So Dumbledore says because he says! The point is, where's the proof?"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Nick Shirm


A member of the D.A. in the fifth book, Zacharias basically exists to complain, usually in a rude manner, about everything Harry does in teaching them. In the next two books, he makes scattered appearances and continues to act like a jerk.
* AllThereInTheManual: In the film, Nick Shirm is credited as "Somewhat Doubtful Boy", but he has Zacharias's attitude. In the [[VideoGame/HarryPotter video game version]], Shirm voices his character and there he is explicitly identified as Zacharias Smith.
* ButtMonkey: Most of his appearances boil down to him insulting Harry only for a Weasley sibling to get him to shut up in increasingly violent ways. Ron simply insults him. Fred and George [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar covertly suggest sodomizing him with "a long and lethal-looking metal instrument"]]. Ginny [[TalkToTheFist outright rams him with her broom mid-flight]].
* CommanderContrarian: He apparently only comes to the D.A. meetings to complain about the way Harry teaches them.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong
* DirtyCoward: The very last time we see him he's pushing first-year students out of his way while fleeing from what is soon to become Hogwarts' final stand. My hero.
* InformedAttribute: The Hufflepuff loyalty never once shows itself in this guy. He could be one of "the rest" that simply didn't fit into any house.
* JerkAss: His entire character is more or less just being a prick.
* MeaningfulName: In Literature/TheBible, Zacharias was a man who was temporarily struck dumb for doubting the word of the Lord. In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Zacharias is a boy who is temporarily shocked into silence by Fred and George for doubting the word of Harry.
** In the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth book]] Hepzibah Smith is mentioned to be a descendant of Helga Hufflepuff. If Zacharias is Smith's descendant then that might explain why he's in Hufflepuff House despite not showing the usual qualities.
*** Then again, Smith is a ridiculously common last name.
* SesquipedalianSmith

[[folder:Hannah Abbott]]
->''"Harry always seemed so nice, though. And after all, he is the one who made You-Know-Who disappear."''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Charlotte Skeoch

Hannah is a Hufflepuff girl who hangs out with Justin Finch-Fletchley, Susan Bones, and Ernie Macmillan. She is very interested in Herbology, and speculates a lot on the weird things that always happen at Hogwarts. She joins Dumbledore's Army in her fifth year. In her sixth year, she is removed from school because her mother is murdered. She later returns to participate in the Battle of Hogwarts. [[spoiler:In the future, she marries Neville Longbottom and becomes the landlady at the Leaky Cauldron.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Neville. She's hinted to have an interest in Herbology, like Neville, and is a Hufflepuff, which is where Neville thought he should have been Sorted until he TookALevelInBadass. Also, they were both in the DA together during the seventh book.
* BreakTheCutie: Through books 5-7.
* FirstGirlWins: A literal example. She's the first girl on the register and [[spoiler: marries Neville in the future]].
* GirlishPigtails: In her early years, at least.
* GreekChorus
* IWarnedYou: Hannah insists in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' that Sirius Black is evading the manhunt by turning himself into a flowering shrub. It turned out [[spoiler:she was mostly right, except that he was turning into a dog, not a plant]]. However, the trope ends up subverted because [[spoiler:she not only does NOT get to say "I warned you" to anyone, she never even finds out how close she was to the truth]].
* [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]]
* MissingMom: Tragically done.
* NervousWreck: She completely falls apart under the pressure of O.W.L. exams. First she has a mental breakdown in the days leading up to the exams and needs a magical tranquilizer from the school nurse, and then she loses her head again in the middle of the transfiguration portion of the exams, multiplying her ferret into a flock of flamingos.
* NiceGirl: She earns points for doubting the Harry-is-Slytherin's-heir theory rather than blindly agreeing with Ernie (her own Housemate), and is generally one of the nicer girls in the school. She ''did'' shun Harry in the early Triwizard Tournament stages, but then most everyone thought he was being a GloryHound anyway.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Always seems to be hanging around with Ernie, and their relationship is never given any romantic indications. [[spoiler: Ends up, of course, married to Neville.]]
* PowerIncontinence: The above-mentioned ferret-to-flamingos incident was the result of a botched Vanishing spell.
* PromotedToLoveInterest/LastMinuteHookup: Ends up married [[spoiler:to Neville]] in the epilogue with no prior known interaction between the two. Though, to be fair, [[spoiler:Neville spends the last book completely OutOfFocus until the very end]] and nearly two decades pass between the last chapter and the epilogue.
* RegularCharacter: She is the only Hogwarts student from Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw who appears at least once in all seven books.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Hannah started out as a relatively normal young witch that the world suddenly decided to take a dump on around Book 5. First she has a nervous breakdown during her O.W.L. exams (May-June 1996). It's never stated how many O.W.L.s she actually got, either. Then, right as Book 6 starts (September 1996), her mother is killed by the Death Eaters. She misses that entire year but is ''forced'' to go back to Hogwarts and presumably ''retakes sixth year'' in 1997, except now Hogwarts is under the de facto leadership of the wizard who caused her mother's death. She finally gets a bone thrown to her in the end - [[spoiler:by the time of the epilogue, she eventually marries one of the biggest still-living Badasses in the entire book series and becomes the landlady of the Leaky Cauldron.]]

[[folder:Susan Bones]]
-->'''Portrayed by''': Eleanor Columbus


Susan Bones is another member of the Hufflepuff clique, and was one of the first students to be Sorted. Her aunt Amelia is a senior Ministry official, but she is killed by Lord Voldemort, as were many of Susan's other relatives. At Hogwarts, Susan is friends with Hermione Granger, and later joins Dumbledore's Army. At the first meeting, she asks Harry if he can produce a corporeal Patronus. Later on, she participates in the Battle of Hogwarts.
* TheCameo: She's played in the first two films by Creator/{{Chris Columbus}}'s daughter Eleanor and thus disappears from the movies when Columbus stopped directing.
* ChekhovsGunman: In the first four books, Susan was just a random student mentioned in passing. In the fifth and sixth books, she comes slightly into focus and is shown to be particularly distressed about Voldemort's return as most of her family was killed in the previous war against him. Harry's trial includes Amelia Bones, who takes his side, and she's later revealed to be Susan's aunt. This is how Susan finds out that Harry can make a Patronus and comes to ask him about it when the D.A. first meets in the Hog's Head. This is taken out in the movie adaptation, which is particularly alarming shocking considering her ChekovsGunman in the earlier films Amelia appears.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She is not seen in the films after the second one. While her presence in the films initially could be attributed to Chris Columbus, the fact that she doesn't come into focus is quite glaring.

[[folder:Justin Finch-Fletchley]]
->''"What are you playing at?!"''

-->'''Portrayed by''': Edward Randell

The boy who causes Harry to out himself as a Parselmouth in ''Chamber of Secrets'' and then gets Petrified by the basilisk, fueling Ernie [=MacMillan=] & Co.'s suspicions that Harry is the Heir of Slytherin. Later a member of Dumbledore's Army. He is a Muggleborn, and we don't know what became of him after Voldemort came back.
* MouthyKid: Ernie thinks Justin is putting himself in danger by shooting his mouth off to Harry.
* UpperClassTwit: Implied by several factors including his double-barreled PreppyName and the fact that he says he was headed to Eton until his Hogwarts letter arrived, and generally seeming a little hapless and naive. Ernie considers him TooDumbToLive for running his mouth about his Muggle blood with the Heir of Slytherin making attacks, but of course Ernie's barking up the wrong tree.

!!Other Groups

[[folder:Dumbledore's Army]]
->''"Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more than what we are now: students. If they can do it, why not us?"''
-->-- '''Harry Potter'''


Created by Harry, Ron and Hermione as a response to [[SadistTeacher Dolores Umbridge's]] prohibition on teaching students to defend themselves against Voldemort, Dumbledore's Army is the Hogwarts equivalent to the Order of the Phoenix. Its members are Hogwarts students who want to fight Voldemort, and they learn defense from Harry in the Room of Requirement. They communicate using gold coins modified by the Protean Charm to display summons.

Though their activities were interrupted by Dolores Umbridge, Dumbledore's Army remained active in the sixth and seventh books, contributing to the defense of Hogwarts. The organization was named by Ginny Weasley, who said that what the Ministry of Magic would most fear was Dumbledore raising his own army.
* BadassCrew
* BigDamnHeroes
* BreakingTheFellowship: Temporarily in ''Half-Blood Prince''.
* ChildSoldiers: Of the Just Plain Tragic variety.
* IWasJustJoking: Their name is originally a joke based on the idea that Umbridge refused to train them in defensive magic because she's "afraid that Dumbledore was putting together a private army." When Umbridge finds out about them, however, she takes the name with deadly earnest -- and, after a while, so do they.
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Averted. Quite a few members-notably Colin Creevy, Fred Weasley, and Lavender Brown (film only)- get KilledOffForReal.]]
* [[KidHero Kid Heroes]]: Its made up of students.
* LaResistance
* MildlyMilitary
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: At first.
* TookALevelInBadass
* [[TrainingThePeacefulVillagers Training the Peaceful Students]]

[[folder:The Slug Club]]
->''"Horace [Slughorn] formed a kind of club of his favourites with himself at the centre, making introductions, forging useful contacts between members, and always reaping some kind of benefit in return..."''


An informal circle created by Potions master Horace Slughorn to bring together promising young students. Horace selects those who are famous, have famous relatives or have demonstrated exceptional talent, and interviews them. If they pass the interview, then they are invited to parties hosted by Horace, who also invites alumni who were in the club. This way, he can cultivate connections, ensure that club members become important, and be able to call in minor favors from them.

Members include Horace Slughorn (founder), Voldemort, Lucius Malfoy, Lily Evans, Gwenog Jones, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Cormac [=McLaggen=], Blaise Zabini, Marcus Belby (film only), Neville Longbottom (film only), and the Carrow twins (film only).
* AmbitionIsEvil: Subverted. The circle is a way for Slughorn to get ahead without directly leading, and getting ahead is the non-bigotry component of the Slytherin credo.
* DancesAndBalls
* DarkIsNotEvil: Just because it's an elite circle run by a Slytherin doesn't mean it's bad. Lily Potter, nee Evans, was in it and she is one of the nicest people ever.
* {{Expy}}: Of fraternities and "inner circles" such as the Bullingdon Club at Eton or the Skull and Bones.
* InitiationCeremony: Interview with Slughorn, followed by attendance at a party.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the other organizations in the series.
* TheManBehindTheMan
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Ron derisively calls it the Slug Club, and the name sticks.
* WackyFratboyHijinx: Averted.
* YoungFutureFamousPeople: What Horace hopes the people in his circle will become.