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!!Wizards and witches

[[folder:Garrick Ollivander]]
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnHurt
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher’s Stone]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

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

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

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

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[[folder:Viktor Krum]]
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Stanislav Ianevski
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' | ''[[Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild Cursed Child]]''

->''"Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch players if all the good girls are taken?"''

A world-renowned Bulgarian Quidditch player and the Durmstrang Triwizard Tournament champion. He becomes romantically involved with Hermione during his stay at Hogwarts, much to Ron's fury. He later shows up at Bill and Fleur's wedding, where [[NoSwastikas he is angered by Xenophilius Lovegood's Deathly Hallows necklace]]. He explains to Harry that the symbol was the mark of Grindelwald. He remains in contact with Hermione, but only as pen pals.
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* AccentAdaptation: Inverted in the Bulgarian translation: in the fourth book, Viktor's speech is indirect and it's remarked that he has a "characteristic thick accent"; in the seventh, his accent is not written (as FunetikAksent or otherwise), but his speech pattern is a bit off to make up for it.
* TheAce: Becomes a professional Quidditch player good enough to represent his home country of Bulgaria ''while still in school'', and is ''then'' selected as Durmstrang's champion in the Triwizard Tournament and acquits himself quite well.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: He's a conventionally handsome {{Hunk}} in the movie, but in the book, he's described as looking like an "overgrown bird of prey", and isn't considered very handsome by Hermione, who nevertheless goes to the Yule ball with him.
* BadassBookworm: While most of his time in the library was an attempt to get close to Hermione, he apparently does like books on his own.
* BadassGrandpa: Relatively speaking, anyway. At 38 years old, which is ancient for a Quidditch seeker, he [[spoiler:leads Bulgaria to victory in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup]].
* BaldOfAwesome: In the film, it's more of a crewcut.
* BerserkButton: Grindelwald's mark. He recounts a time where some fellow students had copied it down to make themselves look tough until he and some others had "taught them better" and threatens to duel Xenophilius Lovegood for wearing it. Justified, since Grindelwald killed his grandfather.
* BigBrotherInstinct: As an older, famous athlete who is used to dealing with the media, he quickly comes to Harry's defense when he is hounded by Rita Skeeter.
* BigManOnCampus: Being a celebrity athlete, of course he's going to be this. When he arrives in Hogwarts, everyone is excited to meet him and have him sit with them at their table.
* ChickMagnet: A given, since he's a natural since he's a athlete superstar, even Hermione was attracted to him personality-wise.
* DumbMuscle: He appears to subvert this trope, revealing himself as a soft-spoken, thoughtful boy as the story progresses. This is how Ron comes to view him when he [[spoiler:starts taking interest in Hermione]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:After many years of losing, he finally leads the Bulgarian national team to victory in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.]]
* FamousNamedForeigner: Krum was a famous Bulgarian king who ruled in the 9th century.
* GiveGeeksAChance: Although he is very popular,and could get a lot of other women if he wanted, he goes after the not-so-popular and slightly nerdy Hermione.
* GracefulInTheirElement: On a broom, he's fast and agile. On the ground, he is described as being "duck-footed."
* HuskyRusskie: Well, a burly Bulgarian, to be precise. Or as Skeeter put it in the movies, a Bulgarian Bon-Bon.
* KavorkaMan: He's unattractive in the books, but nevertheless has a lot of fangirls due to his Quidditch talent.
* LovableJock: Despite his quiet and surly exterior, he is overall a nice young man who happens to be a very talented athlete.
* ManlyTears: Cried when he announced his retirement after his defeat at the 2002 Quidditch World Cup. [[spoiler:When he came out of retirement and won the Cup in 2014, he cried as well.]]
* NiceGuy: The few times we actually hear him talk, he comes off as very nice, if a bit hard to approach because of his fame and appearance. He also genuinely likes Hermione for her intelligence and personality, rather than the way she looks.
* TheQuietOne: In the book, it's noted that when he's talking to Hermione at the Yule Ball, it's the first time Harry has ever actually heard him talk. In the film, he only has two lines.
* RomanticFalseLead: To Hermione, whom he romances in ''Goblet of Fire''. Their relationship doesn't go much further after he leaves Britain.
* SharkMan: Transforms into one in the second Triwizard task.
* TroubledButCute: Described as surly and glowering, he’s also duck-footed and round-shouldered. Yeah, he’s not actually described as handsome per se, but when he’s seen interacting with Hermione, he's shown to be very sweet. Also, the not-so-handsome part can be explained by Harry’s opinion on the matter being skewed. Even Hermione describes him as not being good-looking (at least before he asks her out). In the movie, this is played straight, depending on personal taste.
* TwoFirstNames: While "Viktor" and "Krum" are perfectly valid as Bulgarian given names, his proper surname should be "Krumov" if it had to adhere to the national naming conventions. [[HandWave One could always explain this as wizarding tradition being different, though]].
* WhiteSheep: He's probably not the only student to feel this way; he's against Durmstrang's Dark Arts heavy curriculum, preferring Hogwarts' more friendly approach. His grandfather having been murdered by a dark wizard may have something to do with this.
* WronskiFeint: Uses the TropeNamer in the Quidditch World Cup.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: It's noted that he looks older than his actual age of eighteen.
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[[folder:Rita Skeeter]]
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Miranda Richardson
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

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

A reporter for the ''Daily Prophet'' known for her "enchantingly nasty" and often slanderous writings. She is an unregistered Animagus who can transform into a beetle, a fact that makes it easy for her to eavesdrop on people and reveal their darkest secrets to everyone.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: She was described as fairly unattractive in the books, but being played by Miranda Richardson didn't hurt her.
* DemotedToExtra: Her subplot in the film adaptation of ''The Goblet of Fire'' is significantly cut down, and the revelation of [[spoiler:being an illegal animagus who uses her animal form to spy on people]] is omitted entirely.
* FemmeFatalons: They're even referred to as "talons" on a few occasions.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears jeweled eyeglasses.
* HateSink: One of the best examples in the series until Umbridge came along. Her obnoxiousness and lack of regard for other people's privacy or dignity makes reading about her infuriating.
* HotScoop: View herself as this, and [[AdaptationalAttractiveness actually is this in the movies]]. She was not nearly so good-looking the way she was described in the book.
* IntrepidReporter: Antagonist version. Though considering she goes after soft targets like Harry and Dumbledore (unlike Voldemort and Malfoy, who are less likely to allow for "freedom of press"), she doesn't come off as especially bold. More to the point, Hermione Granger successfully intimidates her by blackmail.
* {{Jerkass}}: To the point of being the only character in the books that Dumbledore treats with open rudeness, as opposed to the condescending politeness he reserves for everyone else he dislikes.
* JerkassHasAPoint: As sensationalist as her stories are, she actually ends up pegging Dumbledore right in her story on him, FromACertainPointOfView at least. She doesn't understand the finer details, nuances of character, and ambiguity. Aberforth Dumbledore, who justifiably begrudges his brother, regards her as a hack and treats her book with contempt.
* KarmaHoudini: Not initially, but by the final book, she's a successful writer again. In fairness, what we see of her biography of Dumbledore isn't as blatantly untrue as what she had been writing before, though every bit as mean-spirited and biased and DramaticallyMissingThePoint. As per WordOfGod, she will [[spoiler:post-Series write a biography of Severus Snape that will ensure that people doubt his intentions and HeelFaceTurn even in the wizard world, for the foreseeable future]]. Subverted at the end of the [[http://www.pottermore.com/en/daily-prophet/qwc2014/2014-07-11/the-qwc2014-final 2014 Quidditch World Cup Final]]. After spending the entire match focusing on the VIP box in which were the Potters and the Weasleys instead of the game, making rude comments about them and their friends, [[spoiler:she gets knocked out mid-sentence by [[TalkToTheFist a jinx to the solar plexus]] from Ginny]].
* LiteralSurveillanceBug: [[spoiler:Her Animagus form.]]
* MaliciousSlander: Her specialty.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: She wears jewelled spectacles studded with rhinestones. [[spoiler:In her beetle form, she retains markings resembling those spectacles around her eyes.]]
* MrsRobinson: Miranda Richardson's portrayal of Rita Skeeter in the film version comes across at this. Whereas in the book, she was merely a self-serving bitch, here she appears more interested in Harry than any 30+ year old woman should show in a 14-year-old boy. She had an unhealthy interest in him in the book as well, just possibly not for the same reason.
* {{Paparazzi}}: Although [[DelusionsOfEloquence she]] likes to think otherwise.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Half of the problems Harry (and the Order, to a lesser extent) faces in Book 5 are a ''direct'' result of Rita's narrative late in ''Goblet of Fire'' that Potter is mentally/emotionally unstable. Cornelius Fudge swallows said narrative hook, line and sinker: when Harry reveals that Voldemort's back, Fudge (out of either genuine disbelief or fear for the damage a returned Dark Lord would do to his political career) trumpets that narrative from the rooftops and does everything he can to discredit Harry and anyone else saying Voldemort's back instead of planning a defense. This not only helps the Death Eaters infiltrate and take over the ministry, it also leads to Umbridge being appointed to Hogwarts. Had Rita Skeeter not written her normal salacious crap, the Second Wizard War could have gone very differently.
* TwistingTheWords: Rita writes only what she thinks would make the most popular story, and so half her work is twisting the facts and words to fit her often slanderous version. [[BlatantLies The other half is flat-out lying]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: It turns out she manages to sneak into the Hogwarts grounds for her stories because she's [[spoiler:a beetle Animagus]].
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[[folder:Gabrielle Delacour]]
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/AngelicaMandy
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

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

Thanks to this heroism, Gabrielle develops a crush on Harry, and is sorry to have to return to France at the end of the tournament. She returns for her sister's wedding to Bill Weasley. At the wedding, she gives Harry a "glowing look" that angers Ginny.
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* AgeLift: Angelica Mandy is 5 years older than Gabrielle, so it's a given. Also in the book, it's not mentioned that she's a Beauxbatons student as she's too young at the time, yet in the film she clearly wears the school's attire.[[note]]Gabrielle is 8 years old in the fourth book, while Angelica Mandy is 13 years old during the filming of fourth movie.[[/note]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Averted. She ''is'' shown to be the person Fleur would miss the most, and they seem to get along very well in general.
* DamselInDistress: She isn't really in danger, but she's put in the lake for Fleur to rescue. When Fleur fails to get to her, Harry (initially thinking the trope is being played straight) "saves" her along with Ron.
* PrecociousCrush: Has one on Harry.
* RescueRomance: She develops a crush on Harry after he "rescues" her from the lake, although she wasn't actually in danger.
* UnevenHybrid: Like her sister Fleur, she's 1/4 veela, 3/4 human.
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[[folder:Marvolo Gaunt]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

Marvolo Gaunt was one of the last living descendants of Salazar Slytherin. He was the grandfather of Tom Riddle.
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* AbusiveParents: He treated his daughter terribly, forcing her to do all the work around the house and constantly berating her for being bad at magic.
* AnimalMotifs: Described as physically resembling a "powerful, aged monkey".
* AxCrazy: He nearly strangled Merope when he found out that she was in love with a Muggle man.
* DeadGuyJunior: Merope gave her child Marvolo for his middle name.
* DyingAlone: When he was freed from Azkaban, his son was still imprisoned and his daughter had run off to get married. He spent the last years of his life in the cottage, alone and with no one to care for him.
* EvilOldFolks: He was fairly old when he learned of his daughter's infatuation with Tom Riddle.
* ParentalFavoritism: Favored his son Marvolo over his daughter Merope.
* {{Pride}}: Despite living in filthy conditions and being considered an "old tramp" by his Muggle neighbors, he still demanded the respect of other wizards because of his descent from Salazar Slytherin. He preferred living in filth and squalor to selling either of his family heirlooms, the only items of any value that he owned.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: When a Ministry official came to summon his son Morfin to a hearing for jinxing a Muggle, Marvolo tried to get him out of it by bringing up their family name and status as the last descendants of Salazar Slytherin. It failed, because by then the Gaunt family had lost all of their wealth entirely and their name no longer carried any meaningful weight.

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

The teenaged girl, abused by her father and brother (due to them thinking she was a Squib), who [[SlippingAMickey drugged Tom Riddle Sr. with a potion]], marrying him when he was too infatuated with the potion to consent. When she became pregnant, she stopped giving him the drug, apparently believing he had fallen in love with her. He quickly left, and Merope, at 19, gave birth to Voldemort.
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* AbusiveParents: Her father belittled her and abused her because he suspected her to be a Squib, [[UngratefulBastard despite the fact that he was completely dependent on her to feed him.]]
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: She stopped using the love potion on Tom Riddle when she got pregnant, believing he had either genuinely fallen in love with her or would stay with her for the sake of their child. She was wrong.
* BrokenBird: She was treated horribly by her father and brother for most of her life, and grew up in poverty.
-->...a girl whose ragged gray dress was the exact color of the dirty stone wall behind her. She was standing beside a steaming pot on a grimy black stove, and was fiddling around with the shelf of squalid-looking pots and pans above it. Her hair was lank and dull and she had a plain, pale, rather heavy face. Her eyes, like her brother's, stared in opposite directions. She looked a little cleaner than the two men, but Harry thought he had never seen a more defeated-looking person.
* DeathByChildbirth: She dies giving birth to Tom Riddle, Jr., who later renames himself Voldemort.
* DeathByDespair: When the love of her life left her, she no longer had a reason to live, not even to be there for her son.
* DespairEventHorizon: Being abandoned by Tom Riddle, Sr.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted. Even if her actions concerning Tom Riddle, Sr. are never ''called'' rape, they still aren't treated as okay.
* ExtremeDoormat: Due to the abuse she suffers from her father and brother.
* FishEyes: Her eyes stare slightly away from each other, a condition called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strabismus strabismus]].
* HillbillyHorrors: Her entire life and childhood is representative of this trope.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Because she was never loved by her family, she was desperate for someone (specifically Tom Riddle Sr.) to love her. She stopped giving him love potions once she became pregnant, hoping that he would love her on his own. He didn't.
* MeaningfulName: In mythology, Merope was a nymph who married a mortal. Merope Gaunt renounced her status as a witch to marry a Muggle.
* MissingMom: Specifically, Voldemort's missing mom. She also had one herself, who was never seen in the books.
* PosthumousCharacter: She's been dead for over sixty years by the time the series starts.
* PsychoactivePowers: Her magical abilities were greatly weakened because of her father and brother constantly abusing her, making her (and them) believe she was no good at magic, [[ViciousCycle which made her father think she was a Squib, which made him abuse her more.]] When they were packed off to Azkaban, her magical ability flourished, but [[DespairEventHorizon sank to its lowest point]] when she was abandoned by her husband. By the time she was about to give birth, she couldn't even muster up enough magic to save her own life, and died less than an hour after giving birth to her son.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: She was an ExtremeDoormat due to being abused by her father and brother, which hampered her skill at magic. This made her father believe she was a Squib, giving him an excuse to abuse her even more, which weakened her magic even further.
* SlippingAMickey: She did this to Tom Riddle, Sr. once both her father and brother were locked away in Azkaban and she had an opportunity.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She's only introduced in the sixth installment, but her actions lead to ''huge'' points in the story.
* StalkerWithACrush: Towards Tom Riddle Sr. before she [[SlippingAMickey tricked him into drinking a]] LovePotion.
* TeenPregnancy: She married Tom Riddle, Sr. at the age of eighteen and died giving birth to their child at the age of nineteen.
* TraumaCongaLine: Merope's entire life, to put it simply, sucked. She was the target of constant abuse by her father and brother, never got to go to Hogwarts (most likely because her father believed she was a Squib), and fell in love with a man she knew would never want her. She used a love potion to make him fall in love with her and have her child, but stopped using it after a while, hoping he had genuinely fallen in love with her. He had not. When he left her, she fell into despair and died giving birth to their son.
* TheUnfavorite: Her father seems to favor her brother more than her.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: An indirect version. She was subjected to a barrage of emotional, verbal, and physical abuse by her father and brother. She escaped the house where she had lived such a horrible life by tricking Tom Riddle, Sr. into marrying her and doing the nasty with her enough times to give birth to Wizard Hitler.
* {{Yandere}}: For Tom Riddle, Sr., ''big time''. She [[StalkerWithACrush stalked him]], [[SlippingAMickey drugged him with a]] LovePotion, and being abandoned by him plunged her into so deep a depression that she couldn't even go on after giving birth to his child.

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

A pure-blood wizard who descended from Salazar Slytherin. He was the son of Marvolo Gaunt and the brother of Merope Gaunt. He hexed Tom Riddle Sr. when he discovered that Merope was infatuated with him. Morfin was imprisoned in Azkaban for this and when he came back, his father and sister already died. After Voldemort killed the Riddle family, he modified Morfin's memories to make it seem like he was the murderer.
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* AcquittedTooLate: Voldemort framed him for a murder Voldemort himself committed. Dumbledore found evidence Voldemort was the real culprit, but Morfin didn't live long enough to see the verdict being overturned.
* AssholeVictim: He was a [[FantasticRacism Muggle-hater]] with psychotic tendencies, who liked to mistreat his sister, is framed by Voldemort for the murder of the Riddle Family, has his memories altered so he thinks he performed them, and spends the rest of his life in Azkaban over this. He even acts proud over thinking he committed the murders and is only upset about losing his father's ring.
* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: That dead snake nailed to the door of the Gaunt shack? That was his work. He's seen threatening another one with the same fate.
* BigBrotherBully: He was as horrible to his sister as Marvolo was, standing by and laughing as she was abused. He gleefully told their father about her crush on a Muggle, despite knowing what he would do to her if he knew.
* FishEyes: His eyes pointed in opposite directions, possibly a genetic defect caused by inbreeding.
* KnifeNut: He greeted any visitors to his home while brandishing a short, bloody knife.
* KickTheDog: His favorite pastime was hexing random Muggles as they passed by.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}: He spoke almost entirely in Parseltongue, using it to communicate with his father and pet snakes.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: When he hexed Tom Riddle Sr. This simple act set off a chain of events that not only ended up destroying both of their families, but also gave rise to the most dangerous Dark Wizard of all time.

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[[folder:Hepzibah Smith]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''
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An old witch who collected many magical antiquities, and was a distant descendant of Helga Hufflepuff. She appears in a memory extracted from her house elf Hokey, featuring her showing off some of her antiques to Tom Riddle when he worked for Borgin and Burkes, including Helga Hufflepuff's cup and Salazar Slytherin's locket. She was killed for the aforementioned cup and locket, her death used to turn them into Horcruxes, with her house elf framed for the act.
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: To [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]]. Though it's clear he goes along with her crush to find out useful information about her collection.
* AdaptedOut: Among the characters to suffer this in the films.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: She hoards antiques and is constantly selling them off or buying more, though Harry wonders how she's able to move throughout her house because of all her belongings.
* FatBitch: Subverted. She's not a bad person per say, but she's conceited, proud, and rather oblivious. Dumbledore describes her as a "Poor, besotted old woman."
* FieryRedhead: Subverted. Her ginger colored hair is just a big wig, although her hair might have been red when she was younger.
%%* GlurgeAddict
* {{Gonk}}: Age has not been kind to her, and this isn't helped by the large amounts of make-up and ridiculous wigs she wears. She's described as having an appearance similar to large, melting cake.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Her infatuation with the much younger [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] reeks of some desperation, especially since the only other thing she has going for her at this point in her life is acquiring things to add to her already huge collection.
* PosthumousCharacter: She only appears in a memory well after her death.
* RichBitch: One who makes more money by selling off her antiques or spends it by acquiring more.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: She only appeared in one chapter of the sixth book, but she was responsible for [[spoiler:inadvertently helping Voldemort find his familial heritage by showing him Slytherin's locket and providing him with two Horcruxes, one of which was the focus of most of the sixth and seventh books.]]
* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: She was poisoned, supposedly because her house elf accidentally put what turned out to be poison in her evening cocoa. [[spoiler:Tom]] modified Hokey's memory to make her think this.
* TooDumbToLive: She only briefly saw a glimmer of [[spoiler:Riddle's]] true nature, but dismissed it.
* UncannyValleyMakeUp: She wears too much rouge.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: The moment [[spoiler:Tom]] found out much more than he thought he would was the moment Hepzibah's death warrant was signed.
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[[folder:Xenophilius Lovegood]]
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-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/RhysIfans
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''
->''"Luna, my love, if you should feel any burgeoning talent today - perhaps an unexpected to sing opera or to declaim in mermish - do not repress it! You may have been gifted by the Gernumblies!"''

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

Xeno is very close to Luna, especially after his wife (Luna's mother) died from an experimental spell. Therefore, when Voldemort takes over, he kidnaps Luna to try to shut up Xeno and the ''Quibbler''. Later on, Xeno himself is captured, though he is later released. Harry first sees the symbol of the Deathly Hallows when Xeno appears at Bill and Fleur's wedding wearing the symbol on a necklace.
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* AgentMulder: He's a conspiracy theorist like his daughter, and the originator of most of his daughter's strange beliefs.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Similar to his daughter (see the Hogwarts Students character sheet for details).
* CloudCuckooLander: Like daughter, like father. He's the originator of most of Luna's eccentricities, and he "dresses like an omelette".
* ConspiracyTheorist: He believes, among other things, that Cornelius Fudge is a vicious goblin killer with an army of fire demons at his command, that the Auror office is planning to bring down the Ministry via combination of dark magic and gum disease, and that Rufus Scrimgeour is a vampire.
* EasilyForgiven: In the film, while Ron was upset over his betrayal, Harry brushes it off as the actions of a desperate parent.
* IntrepidReporter: Despite publishing a lot of blatant nonsense in his magazine, he is also willing to publish truths that the rest of Britain's too afraid to publish.
* KnightTemplarParent: When the Death Eaters kidnap Luna and threaten to harm her unless he helps them capture the Golden Trio, he ''does''. When they show up at his house, he puts on a StepfordSmiler act and pretends that everything is well and good at his house in an attempt to keep them there until the Death Eaters arrive. Unlike the ordinary portrayal of a KnightTemplarParent, he is meant to be sympathetic. Hermione even delays their escape so that the Death Eaters can see that he did indeed have the trio to present to them. Harry even noted that his attempts at stopping them for the sake of his daughter reminded him of his own mother.
* LonersAreFreaks: He seems to live a fairly solitary life like his daughter.
* MeaningfulName: "Xenophilius" is Greek for "lover of the strange," opposite of "xenophobe." "Xeno" also sounds like "Zeno," the name of several Greek philosophers. The most famous one, Zeno of Elea, created several paradoxes, and was described as "the universal critic."
* RoomFullOfCrazy: His house.
* SanitySlippage: Not that he wasn't already highly eccentric, but he loses it near-completely when Luna is taken from him.
* StepfordSmiler: After he publishes way too many supportive articles in ''The Quibbler'' supporting Harry Potter, the Death Eaters kidnap Luna and threaten to harm her unless he helps them get their hands on the Golden Trio. He does this by pretending that things are hunky-dory at their house, going so far as to pretend that Luna is still there, despite the fact that he is doing this to trap them and the fact that he is in misery over the fact that his Luna is in the hands of the Death Eaters.
* WindmillCrusader: Spends most of his time making reports on non-existent conspiracies and other imagined threats.
[[/folder]]

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

%%A famous wandmaker.

%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Bathilda Bagshot]]

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

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

%%[[/folder]]

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

[[folder:Ariana Dumbledore]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Hebe Beardsall
-->'''Appears in:''' [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]

Albus's younger sister who was tragically killed during a duel.
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* IllGirl: She became half-insane because she refused to use magic after a traumatic experience where she was attacked by three {{Muggle}} boys who found out she was a witch. Her family put it about that she just had poor physical health to avoid attracting attention, leading many people to theorize that she was a [[MuggleBornOfMages Squib]], when in reality she would have magic exploding out of her when she couldn't keep it in anymore.
%%* TheOphelia
* SelfMadeOrphan: It's revealed that [[spoiler:Ariana Dumbledore accidentally killed her mother Kendra]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hugo Granger-Weasley]]
[[quoteright:241:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ihui.png]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Ryan Turner
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

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

The youngest child and only son of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. He has shown to be very close to his cousin, Lily. He didn't have many lines in the franchise, but appears to ''very'' envious of his big sister for going to Hogwarts and not him.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Pottermore reveals Hugo inherited his mother's brown curls. The movie gives him his father's red hair. (Although, to be fair, this trope is retroactive; the movies came out before this particular information on Pottermore and most of the next-generation kids weren't described in detail at that point.)
* AdaptedOut: Despite accompanying his parents to see Rose off, Hugo makes no appearance in ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild''. He's mentioned once, and his absence is likely due to stage production conservative casting pragmatics.
* BigEater: {{Implied}} to be this in the lego game.
* CuteBookworm: {{Implied}} to be this in the movies, where he can be seen (briefly) with a book in his hands.
* TheCutie: A rare male version. Despite not having any line in the movie adaptation, Turner's portrayal of Hugo is quite adorable.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Hugo and Rose, children of Hermione and Ron.
* QuirkyCurls: Which he inherited from his mother in the books. The film shows Hugo with straight, red hair.
* {{Retgone}}: [[spoiler:In both alternate timelines, he was not born due to Ron and Hermione never marrying for one reason or another.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: His name could've been Ron Weasley II, and people would've thought he ''was'' Ron I.
* SweetTooth: Was seen licking a lollipop in the lego game.
* YouthfulFreckles: Like father, like son.
* TheVoiceless: No lines in any of the franchise installments.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Victoire Weasley]]

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

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Delphini "Delphi" Diggory]]

-->'''Portrayed by:''' Esther Smith (''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'', first West End run)
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild Cursed Child]]''

->''"I’m a thief, of course. I’m about to steal everything you own. Give me your gold, your wand, and your Chocolate Frogs! Either that or I’m Delphini Diggory."''

The niece and caretaker of Amos Diggory in his old age. She uses her magical experience to aid Albus Potter on his quest.

For tropes applying to her in relation to the reveal, go to the folder for "The Augurey" under the "Death Eaters" character sheet.
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* ActionGirl: She's an incredibly gifted witch, and is shown to be just as capable as Harry or any of the other adults.
* AlliterativeName: Delphini Diggory, or Delphi Diggory, for short.
* TheBigGuy: Delphi is far better at magic than Scorpius or Albus, and it shows whenever she gets the chance.
* CoolBigSis: The type of vibe she gives off toward Albus and Scorpius, helping them get out of school and rebel against their parents.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: She acts as this to Albus, quickly becoming an object of attraction for him.
* MeaningfulName: In Greek mythology, Delphi was the home of the Pythia, or the Delphic Oracle. She received visions and gave prophecies by inhaling fumes from the decaying body of Python or Delphyne, a giant serpent/dragon slain by Apollo. [[spoiler:This Delphi is the daughter of a slain, snake-themed evil wizard and is obsessed with fulfilling a prophecy.]]
* MysticalWhiteHair: Delphini is identified late in the play from her unnatural silver hair.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Delphi seems to recall events changed by Time-Turners, in part due to her Divinatory talents.
* {{Seer}}: As to be expected from someone named Delphi, she's noted to be adept at Divination.
* StealthExpert: With some Polyjuice Potion she brewed, she manages to get her and two fourteen year olds into the Ministry of Magic undetected.
* ThemeNaming: The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer_designation genitive form]] for the constellation Delphinus the Dolphin is Delphini, [[spoiler:which fits the naming pattern of her mother's family]].
[[/folder]]

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

%%The Bartender of the Leaky Cauldron

%%[[/folder]]

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

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

%%[[/folder]]

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

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

%%[[/folder]]

[[folder:Augusta Longbottom]]

-->'''Appears In:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''

Neville's strict grandmother.

* AdultFear: Her son and daughter-in-law were tortured into insanity by Death Eaters, to the point of no longer being able to recognize her or their son.
* ApronMatron: She's very strict with her grandson.
* IronLady: A formidable witch with a sharp tongue and a good wand arm, and a stern ParentalSubstitute to her grandson.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Death Eaters thought they could take her. Turns out she sent Dawlish to St. Mungo's.
* NiceHat: She wears one topped with a stuffed vulture.
* SoProudOfYou: After Neville fought the Death Eaters in the Department of Mysteries, she said he was living up to his father's example at last, even buying him a new wand.
* UnstoppableRage: When Neville accidentally left the list of Gryffindor common room passwords lying around, allowing Sirius Black to get into the boys' dormitory, Augusta sent him a Howler that shouted at him about how he had brought shame on the whole family.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: She has very little patience for Neville's nervousness, mistakes or [[IneptMage ineptitude at magic,]] and wishes he would turn out more like his parents, who were famous and respected Aurors. He does.

[[/folder]]

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

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

[[folder:Ernie Prang]]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ernieprang.jpg]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Jimmy Gardner
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
The driver of the Knight Bus.
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* AnimalMotifs: He is described as “owlish.”
* TheDriver: He drives the Knight Bus.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Especially in the films.
* MeaningfulName: “Prang" is British slang for a fender-bender or other vehicle collision. Furthermore, “Ernie” comes from JK Rowling’s grandfather, Ernest Arthur Rowling.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Stan Shunpike.
* TheVoiceless: Only in the films. In the books, he talks as much as Stan.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dre Head]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7847_26301.jpg]]
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Lenny Henry

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

!!Minor Characters

[[folder:In General]]

* BerserkButton: Calling a centaur a "filthy half-breed" to its face isn't the wisest idea.
* BlackWidow: Blaise Zabini's mother is a famous witch who married and widowed 7 times, with all her dead husbands -- who all died under *ahem* ''mysterious'' circumstances, for lack of better words -- leaving her mountains and mountains of gold.
* ButtMonkey: There are many across the series, but a notable background one is Dawlish the Auror. He's been knocked out by Dumbledore a few times, beaten by Dirk Cresswell (who ''wasn't carrying a wand''), and was completely ''owned'' by Augusta Longbottom. Basically, if a character has to get away, Dawlish is the casualty.
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Bathilda Bagshot from possibly before the last book began. Lord Voldemort hid Nagini inside of her corpse, which is why nobody knew for so long]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Just about every speaking character, at some point in the series.
* NotSoDifferent: At some point in the series, nearly ''every'' main character has been shown to share at least one very distinct trait with a character who initially seems to be their polar opposite.
* TakeOurWordForIt: Whatever happened to her is something JK isn't commenting on, nor something most fans want to think about.
* {{Tuckerization}}: There are several minor examples, including Natalie [=MacDonald=] (a Gryffindor named after a fan who died of cancer), the Knight Bus driver and conductor Ern and Stan (named after Rowling's grandfathers, Ernest and Stanley), and, while his first name is only revealed by WordOfGod, ''John'' Dawlish (after BigNameFan John Noe, who is unusually fond of Dawlish).
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Ron's one-hundred-and-seven-year-old great-aunt Muriel.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black]]
!! The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
* AloofDarkHairedGirl[=/=]TallDarkAndHandsome: The Blacks are tall, thin, and aristocratically attractive, with dark hair and grey eyes, though Narcissa (and possibly others) is blond
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Views FantasticRacism as a duty.
* {{Expy}}: To the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitford_family Mitford family]], a British aristocratic family that became controversial for its associations with Nazism. Unity Mitford was a close friend of Adolf Hitler and fanatically devoted to him (like Bellatrix), Diana Mitford was a blonde who married Oswald Mosley, the leader of the British fascists (Narcissa), while Jessica Mitford became a CulturalRebel and leftist (Andromeda Tonks and Sirius Black).
* IHaveNoSon: Any WhiteSheep gets disowned.
* OffWithHisHead: House-elves when they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness grown too old to carry a tea tray]].
* PosthumousCharacter: By the time the series opens, all heirs in the male line who are neither disowned nor of disowned branches.
* WhiteSheep: At least one per generation.

!!Walburga Black

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

!!Phineas Nigellus Black

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

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

!!Antioch Peverell

The eldest of the three brothers, Antioch is described as a "combative man". He was the possessor of The Elder Wand.
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* AssholeVictim: He waved the Elder Wand around everyone and boasted about his power after defeating a rival of his. Later that night he gets killed in his sleep.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: He asked to become powerful enough to defeat anyone who might try to kill him; Death gave him the Elder Wand, which made its holder un-defeatable in combat. He was killed in his sleep for it, starting a chain of killings that continued every time the Wand re-surfaced.
* SlainInTheirSleep: How he met his end.

!!Cadmus Peverell

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

!!Ignotus Peverell

The youngest of the three brothers, Ignotus was described as the humblest and wisest of them. He was the possessor of the Cloak of Invisibility.
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* DontFearTheReaper: The youngest Peverell brother, having lived to age after a full life, meets up with death like an old friend. The movie actually shows the two embracing. It's surprisingly heartwarming in the context.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When it was his time to go, he was said to have greeted death as an "old friend" and they left together.
* RuleOfThree: The third brother does not meet an untimely death.
* YoungestChildWins: The third Peverell brother is the only one who doesn't die as a consequence of his Hallow, which he uses to hide from an early death. He has a son, who he hands his invisibility cloak to and eventually passes away peacefully.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The House of Gaunt]]

!!The House of Gaunt

* AdaptedOut: Left out of the film adaptation of ''Half-Blood Prince.''
* AlliterativeFamily: The last patriarch of the family was named Marvolo, and his son and daughter were called Morfin and Merope.
* AxCrazy: They had notoriously violent tempers due to generations of inbreeding.
* DarkIsEvil: They were a family of Dark wizards, and nearly every single one of them was a rotten person. Especially considering that the last of their line was Lord Voldemort himself.
* FantasticRacism: The Gaunts were also pure-blood supremacists who married within their family to keep their blood pure. [[RoyallyScrewedUp This was not a good idea.]]
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Many generations of inbreeding resulted in their descendants becoming violent and ill-tempered.
* PyrrhicVictory: The family stayed pure-blooded all the way to the end, but drove themselves into extinction doing so.
* RichesToRags: The family was formerly wealthy and respected, but their lack of financial sense and liking for grandeur meant that their bank accounts drained quickly. The last members of the family were reduced to living in a tiny, filthy shack near a Muggle settlement, with only two valuable heirlooms remaining to call their own.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: They were a wealthy, high-class pure-blood family who married their own cousins to keep their blood pure, leading to physical and mental health defects in their members.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}: All members of the family could speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes.
* WalkingSpoiler: Their existence is pivotal to Voldemort's origin story.

[[/folder]]
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