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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 honour. Its colours are 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.

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  • Always Lawful Good: Gryffindor House, with one or two very minor exceptions. Even a rumour that Godric Gryffindor may have come to his famous sword by doubtful means is dispelled in Pottermore. The one major exception to the Gryffindors' glowing reputation is, of course, the meek and cowardly Peter Pettigrew.
  • Animal Motifs: Gryffindors are associated with lions, which of course are commonly depicted as leaders and brave heroes.
  • Badass Bookworm: It has a tendency to produce these, regardless of what other houses say about Gryffindors only being Dumb Muscle. To wit: Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, Lily Evans, James Potter, and Remus Lupin were all talented, studious, and intelligent witches and wizards.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Their heraldic colours are red and gold, meant to invoke the colour of fire.
  • Cynic–Idealist Duo: The Idealists to Slytherin's Cynic. A lot of Gryffindors believe in the nobility of others. Good people can always be found in their eyes. This mindset has made them one the most popular houses, because they value brotherly, unselfish individuals who aren't afraid to speak their minds.
  • Determinator: Likeable or not, proud or vain, excitable or maligned, nobody in this house ever seems willing to quit.
  • Dumb Is Good: In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, we encounter two bad Gryffindors, the boastful Cormac McLaggen and the pushy Romilda Vane. Both are big on bravado and not at all about speaking their minds, but very short on things like courtesy and humility.
  • Enforced Cold War: It has a long-running feud with Slytherin.
  • Fatal Flaw: Their obsession with honour often leads Gryffindors to become overzealous, reckless glory-hounds.
  • For Great Justice: Gryffindors in general abhor the notion of blood purity and the racist ideology that the Death Eaters follow. Godric Gryffindor himself, a wizard in 10th Century Britain, was a protector and champion of Muggle-borns and Muggles, showing a progressive streak that's borne out in many of the House's students.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Represents Fire among the four Houses, which is reflected in one of their most prominent staff members, Rubeus Hagrid, who loves dragons, and their common room, whose large, roaring fireplace is often mentioned in scenes.
  • Genius Bruiser: Gryffindors sometimes turn out to be this. A worthy mention goes to Albus Dumbledore, who is often said to be the most powerful and smartest wizard of the last century.
  • Golden Snitch: They move from last to first place in the first book's House Cup ceremony due to Dumbledore heaping on points just before announcing the winner.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: A running theme in the books is all kinds of courage, and not only the obvious kind. There's also moral and intellectual courage, such as the ability to challenge established wisdom, demonstrating critical thinking in moments where others would panic, and standing up to one's own friends, as demonstrated by the likes of Hermione, Minerva McGonagall, Neville, and others.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Inverted; only the greatest of heroes are capable of summoning the Sword of Gryffindor, meaning the sword prefers heroes.
  • Honour Before Reason: In contrast to Slytherin, this house is more likely to insist on fair play when a sneak attack would have been more effective.
  • Knight In Shining Armour: Godric Gryffindor sounds like he had been one, especially to Muggles and Muggle-Borns, and this is the ideal to which Gryffindors are held.
  • Knight Templar: At its worst, Gryffindor's opposition to the Dark Arts can lapse into Moral Myopia, where they attack others with the same force and tactics they decry in their opponents.
    • In the series proper, while Gryffindor is highly friendly to members of Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw, it seems to have given up on the possibility of Slytherins being good. Even after meeting a morally unobjectionable 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. She befriended Severus Snape, a deeply unpopular Slytherin during the height of Voldemort's infamy, and was even one of Horace Slughorn's most favourite students.
  • Odd Couple: Between roommates.
    • Airheaded Agent Mulder Lavender Brown, and Cerebral Agent Scully Hermione Granger.
    • The sheer energy of Oliver Wood, and the straight-laced and dull Percy Weasley.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: 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. This means that even a former Butt-Monkey like Neville, who started off as an exceptionally poor student, could summon the sword when he Took a Level in Badass. Likewise, Ron when he saved his best friend, Harry, from drowning.
    • In Chamber of Secrets, when Harry voices his doubts about having been sorted into the wrong house, Dumbledore reassures him by saying that despite his ability to speak Parseltongue (snake language), the Sword of Gryffindor only appears to those who truly embody the spirit of Godric Gryffindor.
    • 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.
  • Red Is Heroic: Their house colour is red, and their house's defining trait is bravery.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Little respect for rules in regards to what they consider morally correct.
    • Though Minerva McGonagall and Hermione Granger are sticklers for the rules in general, and are certainly Rightly Self-Righteous, 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.
    • Despite being told that only students 17 and older are allowed to stay at Hogwarts and fight the Death Eaters, most of the Gryffindors try to stay, resulting in McGonagall having to physically force them out. Colin Creevey sneaks back in to fight anyway and winds up getting killed.
  • Underdogs Never Lose: No matter how far behind they are, the Quidditch team always end up winning the championship - unless their Seeker is unavailable.

    Neville Longbottom 

Neville Longbottom
"We were all in the D.A. together. It was all supposed to be about fighting You-Know-Who, wasn't it? And this is the first chance we've had to do something real — or was that all just a game or something?"

Portrayed by: Matthew Lewis

Voiced by: Romain Larue (French), Armando Cabrera (Latin American Spanish, Philosopher's Stone-Goblet of Fire), Héctor Emmanuel Gómez (Latin American Spanish, Order of the Phoenix-Half-Blood Prince), Miguel Ángel Flores (Latin American Spanish, Deathly Hallows Part I), Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin American Spanish, Deathly Hallows Part II), Thiago Farias (Brazilian Portuguese, aside from Half-Blood Prince, where it's Daniel Carrarini)

Appears in: Philosopher’s Stone | Chamber of Secrets | Prisoner of Azkaban | Goblet of Fire | Order of the Phoenix | Half-Blood Prince | Deathly Hallows

"Why is it always me?"

A socially awkward, insecure 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 usually the Butt-Monkey 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 Character Development to become truly awesome.

Nineteen years later, he's married to Hannah Abbott, and he's the Herbology professor at Hogwarts.

  • Acrofatic: Neville is, at least initially, a rather chunky lad. Under the Imperius Curse, he starts performing cartwheels that Harry notes he would not have been able to do without the curse's "help".
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He had blond hair in the books (by Rowling's account), but has dark hair in the movies.
  • All Up to You: He gets deputized by Harry during the Battle of Hogwarts to kill the last Horcrux.
  • As Long as There Is One Man: Upon Harry's "death" in the film, Neville gives a speech to the others that even though he's dead, his spirit lives in them. He then defies Voldemort to his face and destroys the Dark Lord's serpent sidekick.
  • Badass in Charge: Ends up becoming the Rebel Leader at Hogwarts during the seventh year.
  • Berserk Button: 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. This comes as a shock to everyone except Harry since Malfoy wasn't even talking about Neville's parents; he was just making a bad joke about Harry getting sent to St. Mungo's mental ward and Neville was within hearing distance. The last time we see it he's being detained by a full-grown Death Eater, who ends up having to call for help.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Early in the books, he was The Ditz and a Grandma's Boy who was frequently picked on because of these traits. However, by Order of the Phoenix his testosterone levels skyrocketed and he Took a Level in Badass, becoming a capable wizard in the process. His best and brightest moment/CMoA is the entirety of Book 7 (much of which unfortunately falls into Noodle Incident territory and is told by secondhand accounts) as he becomes the de facto leader of Dumbledore's Army, outright resists everyone who's taken over the school at every turn, defends as many people as he can, and proves instrumental in the final battle by destroying Nagini, the seventh horcrux, on top of fighting in and surviving the final battle. In short, after Book 5, this guy will trounce your sorry ass if you mess with him.
  • Be Yourself: Implicit in his Character Development. Neville's attempts to live up to his Auror parents' (especially his father's) heroic reputation (whether self-imposed or pushed by his grandmother) hampered his confidence and even his magical power. He learns to be more comfortable with himself in Books 5 and 6 (symbolized somewhat by his old wand, which used to belong to Frank, breaking in battle and Neville receiving his own the following summer) and the difference is noticeable.
    • Additionally, it has repeatedly been stated throughout the series that it's the wand that chooses their wizard/witch, and never the other way around. Once Neville receives a wand that actually chose him instead of simply being forced onto him, his magical talent immediately comes into full display.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Was implied to have been this to the younger students at Hogwarts, especially in Book 7.
    • When the Carrows force him to perform the Cruciatus Curse on other children, Neville outright refuses to do so, despite the fact that disobeying would mean getting tortured himself.
    • It's also implied that he got himself into that much trouble in order to draw attention onto himself and off the younger students.
  • Big Damn Heroes: As Nagini lunges towards a helpless Ron and Hermione, Neville appears out of nowhere at the last minute, beheading the serpent with the Sword of Godric Gryffindor (and subsequently destroying the final Horcrux).
  • Big Good: 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.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Brunette to Luna's Blonde and Ginny's Redhead as the film series' "Silver Trio". In the books, Neville is the Blond to Harry's Brunette and Ron's Redhead.
  • Blue Blood: Neville comes from a pure-blood family with a long magical lineage. The Longbottoms were one of the "Sacred Twenty-Eight" during the 1930s, and were still pure-blood by the 1990s.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He regularly and intentionally provokes the Carrows in Deathly Hallows during their time at Hogwarts to stand up to them despite receiving multiple beatings as punishment.
  • Butt-Monkey: Especially in the first book. He gets better.
  • Call to Agriculture: He worked briefly as an Auror, but by the epilogue, he's become the Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts instead. And if McGonagall had retired by then, there's a very big chance he became Head of Gryffindor House as well.
  • Character Development: The changes in Neville are subtle, but major, and can sneak up on you if you weren’t paying attention. He goes from The Ditz in the first book (whose only distinguishing characteristics are being timid, nervous, and forgetful, with any scene involving him likely involving something going horribly - often hilariously - wrong) to the courageous leader of La Résistance at Death Eater-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. Also, while his efficacy can be questioned, he and Harry are the only members of the Rescue Mission to the Department of Mysteries to still be in the fight when Dumbledore arrives.
  • The Chew Toy: Neville is picked on by a bunch of Slytherin's worst, and Gryffindor loses many points because of him. By the end of The Deathly Hallows, he's finally taking a stand and fighting back.
  • Chick Magnet: After he Took a Level in Badass and sliced off Nagini's head (the last piece of Voldermort's soul), therefore pissing off Voldemort himself, Neville has a whole horde of admirers.
  • Classical Antihero: He's the hapless and wimpy Butt-Monkey for most of the book/film series until he Took a Level in Badass, when he becomes a straight hero.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Neville, with his tongue magically tied, stabs a Death Eater in the eye with the wand instead of using magic.
  • Composite Character: Because Dobby's appearances in Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix were cut from the film versions, his more important contributions to those stories (giving Harry gillyweed for the second Triwizard task and discovering the Room of Requirement as a place for Dumbledore's Army to meet) were given to Neville instead.
  • Cool House: Lives in the Leaky Cauldron pub in the epilogue. Apparently, Rowling added that detail in because she knew people would think that was a cool and fitting abode for such a badass.
  • Cool Teacher: Presumably took up this role to some degree as one of the acting leaders of Dumbledore's Army (assuming part of its function was still to teach Defence techniques not being taught by the Death Eater-aligned DADA "Professor"). Most definitely as a Herbology professor in the Epilogue; the new generation of students know of his exploits during the war.
  • Cowardly Lion: Neville is a shy, timid boy but ultimately proves he was put in Gryffindor for good reason.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lives with his grandma because his parents were tortured into insanity by Death Eaters and feels that he can never live up to them and has no self-confidence at all. He also thought for a long time that he was a squib and only discovered his magical ability by being dropped out of a window.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: When Voldemort offers Neville the chance to join him after declaring Harry's death, Neville practically tells Voldemort to screw himself with the following line:
    "I'll join you when Hell freezes over! DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY!!!"
  • Die or Fly: Neville's Great Uncle Algie dropped him from a window in order to force him to perform magic. Thankfully, his powers kicked in at the right moment and Neville simply ended up bouncing along the pavement, much to his whole family's delight.
  • Dork Knight: Somewhere between the noble-hearted but awkward kid he starts out as and the Memetic Badass he grows up to be, he winds up here.
  • Fanservice Pack: In the films - puberty was very kind to Matthew Lewis. From a visual storytelling perspective, this helps hammer in how far Neville has come from the start of the story.
  • Foil:
    • We gradually discover that he is a foil to Harry. Both of them lost their parents in the First Wizarding War and had to grow up in emotionally abusive households, leaving them with a strong personal vendetta against the Death Eaters. The difference is that Harry has considerable natural talents and fame, while Neville is widely derided for his character flaws and general weakness, though he becomes a leader and fighter who would have made his parents proud. Neville was also the other candidate for the role of The Chosen One 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. Ironically, despite being a proponent of blood-purity, Voldemort chose Harry over Neville because Harry was a half-blood like Voldemort.
    • Also serves as one to Dudley, of all people. Both start the series as chubby boys who get more fit later in the series, and both are described as blond in the the books but are portrayed with brown hair in the movies. Dudley has doting parents who spoil him, causing him to grow into a bully, who only gets better after suffering severe trauma in the fifth book at the hands of Dementors, which culminates in him expressing his gratitude to Harry in the final book. On the other hand, Neville grows up with incapable parents, is forced to live with his grandmother, and in his early years at Hogwarts lacks confidence and is the victim of bullying (most notably from Draco Malfoy). After joining the DA in Book Five, he takes a level in badass, accompanying Harry to the Ministry for the book's Final Battle, and his confidence and competence kick culminates in leading Hogwarts' resistance movement, rallying everyone after Harry is believed to have died, and destroying Voldemort's final horcrux.
  • Forgetful Jones: Early on, one of his defining characteristics was his poor memory.
  • For Want of a Nail: The Bad Future seen in Cursed Child only exists because Cedric kills Neville before he can kill Nagini, which results in Voldemort killing Harry and winning the Second Wizarding War.
  • Genius Ditz: Neville can't seem to cast even the simplest spell without a critical fumble... until he discovers that he's crazy skilled at Herbology. And then Took a Level in Badass around the fifth book.
  • The Ghost: Never appears in The Cursed Child, but characters mention meeting with him off-screen and he plays a role in the plot.
  • Good Is Not Soft: If you know much about the plants Neville was noted as using the few times Harry runs into him 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.
  • Green Thumb: Always had a talent with Herbology. In fact, after his work as an Auror, Neville became the Herbology teacher at Hogwarts.
  • Happily Married: With Hannah Abbott in the epilogue of the books.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Averted. Give Neville a reason to work, and he will give you results. When Bellatrix Lestrange escaped from Azkaban during Order of the Phoenix, Neville was given sufficient reason to become a fighter; his subsequent focus and training caused him to improve himself almost as fast as Hermione and Harry considered this sudden change to be quite alarming.
  • Heroic Spirit: He spends a lot of time offscreen, but astounding resolve is implied. In Philosopher's Stone, he forces himself to stop Harry, Ron, and Hermione (who are among the few people to treat him with any respect) from violating curfew. He didn't present much of an obstacle, but Dumbledore himself honoured the boy's willingness to do what he thought was right. This turned out to foreshadow his entire Hogwarts career. Upon learning in Order of the Phoenix that the woman who had been serving a life sentence for driving his parents insane was on the loose, Neville dedicates himself to training in defensive magic, with such commitment and determination that even Harry finds his progress impressive... in fact, a bit alarming.
  • Hero of Another Story: He spends the seventh book leading Dumbledore's Army in the rebellion at Hogwarts. Too bad we never get to see it.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Depends on whether you find his Uncle Algie's attempts to "scare" the magic out of him funny or not. The book had it Played for Laughs, anyway.
  • Honorary Uncle: As revealed in Pottermore, Neville's friendship with both Harry and Ginny would be so strong even in their adult years that he's actually Albus Severus's godfather.
  • Humble Hero: The most humble of his friends, who can get showy (even Harry, on occasion). Neville is always just Neville, no matter what he's done or seen. The only difference is that his increased confidence makes him calmer as the series goes on. He can go from taking on Death Eaters in the depths of the Ministry to hunting for his pet toad like the former didn't even happen.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Neville was very nearly a Hatstall. Normally, this is because a person is equally suited for two different Houses, and the Sorting Hat has trouble placing them, but in Neville's case, he was intimidated by Gryffindor's reputation for producing heroes and felt he would be judged less harshly in Hufflepuff. The Sorting Hat was having none of it.
  • Incendiary Exponent: Slays the Dark Lord's pet and kills a portion of his soul - while on fire.
  • Inept Mage: Up until Book Five, he's not very good at most spells he tries, and his only good subject is Herbology (which doesn't require much spellcasting). It's implied that this is because of a combination of lack of confidence and the fact that he uses his father's old wand, which isn't compatible with him and hinders his abilities as a result. He gets better in the sixth book, where he gets a new wand that's more suited to him. Of course, the newfound confidence he built up from attending the Dumbledore's Army study sessions probably helped too, as well as the looming threat of Voldemort's return. Die or fly, huh?
  • I See Them, Too: Like Harry and Luna, Neville is one of the extremely few students capable of seeing Thestrals. In fact, out of all the fifth-year students in Order Of The Phoenix, he's one of only three students capable of seeing them (the other two being Harry himself and Theodore Nott from Slytherin) and Harry notes that Neville's eyes seemed to be fallowing the movement of the Thestrals's tail during the lesson. Shortly after, Neville reveals that it was witnessing his grandfather's death that allowed him to clearly see the creatures.
  • The Klutz: "Neville had never been on a broomstick in his life, because his grandmother had never let him near one. Privately, Harry felt she'd had good reason, because Neville seemed to have an extraordinary amount of accidents even with both feet on the ground."
  • Lethal Chef: Stretching the trope's definition a bit, but Neville is terrible at Potions and his fear of Professor Snape makes it a million times worse. He's so bad at it that his cauldrons regularly melt or disintegrate.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After he accidentally breaks his father's old wand during the Battle at the Ministry, his family finally lets him have a wand of his own. Cue Neville's natural talent and battle skills increasing.
  • Magic Knight: When Neville takes up the Sword of Gryffindor to slay Nagini.
  • Maybe Ever After: In the films, with Luna Lovegood in of The Deathly Hallows – Part 2. 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 Luna Lovegood or Hannah in the film epilogue is also unclear. Matthew Lewis, for one, believes he dated Luna for the summer following his seventh year, but they broke up and he eventually married Hannah.
  • Missed the Call: The prophecy that predicted The Chosen One 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.
  • Momma's Boy: Since his mother Alice has been mentally broken for years now and so is his father Frank, his grandmother Augusta raised him. She has him completely under her thumb, but while that is played for laughs, he eventually gains courage and his grandmother's pride of him during the Grand Finale.
  • Nice Guy: Neville is one of the most genuinely good characters in the series. He's not only humble, loyal, and polite by default, but he's one of the only characters who never grabs the Jerkass Ball, even for a moment. Even after he Took a Level in Badass and learns to stand up for himself, he's unfailingly friendly and supportive.
  • "No More Holding Back" Speech: Gives one hell of a speech during the eighth movie. And then caps things off by pulling out the Sword of Gryffindor!
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Why is Neville a Memetic Badass? 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.
  • Papa Wolf: Like you would not believe. Mess with Neville? Dude probably can't even stop stuttering long enough to tell you to shove off. 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. 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.
  • Parental Abandonment: The most tragic case in the series: Alice and Frank Longbottom were tortured into insanity by Death Eaters and are now locked away in St. Mungo's, 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—in the form of candy wrappers and bottle caps—just makes it worse.
  • Power Incontinence: As a child, his first demonstration of accidental magic was when his uncle accidentally dropped him out a window, and he bounced all the way down the garden and into the road. His family was overjoyed, and his great-uncle Algie was so pleased he bought Neville a toad as a present.
  • Power Limiter: An accidental one is implied in the books. Neville's grandmother gave Neville his father's wand as a way of honouring 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. (Neville's improvement at spellcasting over the course of Book 5 is noticeable and described as "alarming" by Harry despite this handicap.) Afterwards, Neville is taken to purchase his own wand, and his magical skill increases dramatically afterwards.
  • Power Trio: With Ginny and Luna. Made explicit when the three of them restart Dumbledore's Army after the Death Eaters take over Hogwarts.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He lives with and was raised by his grandmother, due to his parents being tortured into insanity when he was a baby.
  • Rebel Leader: One of them in Deathly Hallows. With Harry on the run, he steps in at Hogwarts.
  • Retired Badass: After his brief work as an Auror, Neville becomes the popular Herbology professor at Hogwarts. He could also possibly be the current head of Gryffindor.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When the Snatchers approach and begin charging in all at once after Voldemort destroys the protective barrier surrounding Hogwarts, Neville (who taunted the Snatchers before the barrier was destroyed) quickly bails, engaging in a duel with the Snatchers on the Wooden Bridge as he escapes.
  • Shrinking Violet: Before taking a level in badass, the poor kid could barely defend himself from bullies.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Delivers one of these to Voldemort in the book, in lieu of the speech he gave in the film.
    Neville: I'll join you when hell freezes over!
    • Gives another one to Malfoy in the books, albeit not with as much confidence as the one above.
      Neville: I'm worth twelve of you, Malfoy.
  • Sixth Ranger: The most likely person to be seen with the main three, other than Ginny.
  • The Load: Especially in The Philosopher's Stone. When he and the Main Trio try to escape Filch, when they’re out of bed at midnight, he panics, trips and causes himself and Ron to collide with a suit of armour, alerting Filch to their presence. He gets better as the series goes on.
  • The So-Called Coward: Neville is portrayed as an outwardly timid and meek young lad, bullied by Malfoy and his gang. He proves his Gryffindor bravery at the end of the first book by standing up to Harry, Ron, and Hermione when he thinks that they're going to lose more points for Gryffindor. The real show of bravery, however, comes in the seventh book; after the Death Eaters take charge at Hogwarts, he becomes the leader in a group of student rebels, opposing the Death Eaters' regime and supporting Harry, sustaining painful punishment as a consequence. He is aided by Ginny and Luna, who are just as brave as him. Then during the battle, he basically spits in Voldemort's face by defiantly refusing to join The Dark Side and killing the last Horcrux with the Sword of Gryffindor while he's on fire! He does this even when he thinks Harry is dead and they have no chance of winning, refusing to quit even in the face of death. If that's not brave, nothing is.
  • Spanner in the Works: Neville killing Nagini is what allows Voldemort to be defeated, without Neville even learning about the Horcruxes or Nagini's status as one. This is especially noticeable in the film: Voldemort is matching Harry's strength in their duel until Neville kills Nagini in mid-fight, at which point he's too weak to fight and his Killing Curse rebounds on him. Cursed Child takes this to For Want of a Nail levels—Cedric killing Neville before he gets Nagini is what results in Voldemort's victory and the Bad Future that has to be reset.
  • Supporting Leader: He leads Dumbledore's Army when the Trio is unable to, most notably in The Deathly Hallows.
  • Teacher's Unfavorite Student:
    • Aside from Harry, Neville is Snape's other least favorite student because he is so clumsy, forgetful, and nervous that he constantly screws up in Potions, which gives Snape an excuse to berate him in front of the other students. In fact, Lupin's third-year lesson on boggarts—Dark creatures that turn into one's worst fear—reveals that Snape is Neville's worst fear in the whole world. Misplaced Retribution has a hand in it; part of the reason Snape hates Neville is because he was the other potential "chosen" in Trelawney's prophecy, and if Voldemort had targeted him instead of Harry, then the Potters—including Lily—may have survived.
    • Neville is also a mild unfavorite of McGonagall, who frequently scolds him when he does badly in Transfiguration (which, to be fair, is quite a difficult class), and punishes him very harshly in third year when he accidentally leaves the list of Gryffindor Tower's passwords lying around, allowing Sirius to break in. However, she becomes more encouraging toward him as he grows older; when discussing N.E.W.T. classes with him, she advises him to try for a N.E.W.T. in Charms, and when Neville says his grandmother thinks Charms is a soft option, McGonagall offers to send an owl home reminding Augusta that failing her Charms O.W.L. doesn't mean the subject is useless. She also says that Augusta should learn to be proud of the grandson she has, rather than the one she thinks she should have.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Two levels, actually.
    • Neville begins to really show his Gryffindor merit in The Order of the Phoenix. He becomes one of the most prideful and fastest-learning members of Dumbledore's Army, and holds his own in the final battle. He is the only one besides Harry to escape the Department of Mysteries in one piece, despite previously struggling to stand up to school bullies and harsh teachers.
    • In Deathly Hallows, while Harry, Ron, and Hermione are off hunting Horcruxes, Neville re-forms Dumbledore's Army and leads it as La Résistance against the Death Eaters' control of Hogwarts. Not to mention his telling Voldemort where to shove it to his face and then destroying the final Horcrux while on fire.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His mother gives him gum wrappers every time he visits. Though his grandmother tells him he has enough to paper his room, Neville keeps every single one and thanks his mother.
    • His father's wand also counts.
  • The Unchosen One: He was the other boy possibly singled out by the Prophecy but Voldemort overlooked him in favour of going after Harry. 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 leader of La Résistance at Hogwarts.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Harry. The fifth and seventh books show us this in spades.
  • "Well Done, Son" 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. She fights alongside him in the final battle, and makes it clear that she's very proud of him indeed.
  • What Could Have Been: This is played with in-universe at the end of Book 5, 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.
    • Rowling says that, had things played out this way, Neville would have had what it took to finish the job.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: 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.
  • Worthy Opponent: In a culmination of his badass credentials, Voldemort himself considers him this in the climax of the last battle and even gives him a We Can Rule Together speech. 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.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Neville receives this a lot from his friends and teachers. Everyone that praises him was right.
    • Right from the start in the Philosopher’s Stone, the Sorting Hat itself kept insisting on this, and made sure Neville got put into Gryffindor rather than his preferred choice, Hufflepuff.
    • Again in the Philosopher’s Stone, after Neville gets hexed with a Leg Locker Curse by Draco, Harry cheers him up by giving Neville his last Chocolate Frog and telling him he's "worth twelve" of Malfoy.
    • Dumbledore awards Neville ten points for Gryffindor for willingly standing up to his friends, an act which wins Gryffindor the House Cup in the first year.
    • In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Lupin chooses Neville to go against the boggart, therefore helping him face his fear of Snape. He gives Neville ten points for facing it twice.
    • In the Goblet of Fire, Neville becomes distressed from seeing the Cruciatus Curse first-hand in class. This causes the teacher, "Mad-Eye Moody", to invite Neville to tea, where he offers him a book on water plants and mentions how Professor Sprout praised his herbology skills. Ironically, "Mad-Eye" was actually Barty Crouch, Jr. in disguise—a Death Eater who had even helped the Lestranges torture Neville's parents.
    • In the Order of the Phoenix, Neville receives praise from Hermione and Harry for his improvement in the Dumbledore's Army sessions.
    • Also in Order of the Phoenix McGonagall tells Neville that "There's nothing wrong with your work except lack of confidence."
    • In the Half-Blood Prince, McGonagall tells Neville to ignore his grandmother and stop taking advanced Transfiguration, since he does much better in Charms. She even says she will write a stern letter to Augusta telling her to back off if she protests against Neville taking Advanced Charms.
  • You Are Not Alone: "HE'S NOT ALONE! HE'S STILL GOT ME!"

    Ginevra Molly "Ginny" Weasley 

    Fred and George Weasley 

    Dean Thomas 

Dean Thomas
"We're fighting, aren't we? The message said Harry was back, and we were going to fight!"

Portrayed by: Alfred Enoch

Voiced by: Yamine Gougmar (French, 1 to 6), Pierre Lacombe (French, 7 and 8) Juan Carlos Cortés, (Latin American Spanish, Order of the Phoenix), Rodrigo Carralero (Latin American Spanish, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows Part II), Renan Freitas (Brazilian Portuguese, 1 to 6), Ronalth Abreu (Brazilian Portuguese, Deathly Hallows Part II)

Appears in: Philosopher’s Stone | Chamber of Secrets | Prisoner of Azkaban | Goblet of Fire | Order of the Phoenix | Half-Blood Prince | Deathly Hallows

"My parents are Muggles, mate. They don't know nothing about no deaths at Hogwarts, because I'm not stupid enough to tell them."

Dean Thomas is a boy in Harry's year who is popular and likes drawing. His friendship with Harry is strained in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 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 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He is a member of Dumbledore's Army and participates in the Battle of Hogwarts.

  • Action Survivor: More than proves his skills in the final book, having survived for months on the run from Death Eaters and then somehow managing to win a wand barehanded from a Death Eater during the final battle at Hogwarts. Dean even survives duelling Antonin Dolohov, one of the deadliest Death Eaters.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: According to Rowling. 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.
  • Demoted to Extra: J. K. Rowling had originally envisioned Dean Thomas in a strong supporting role, but much of his character ended up being shifted to Neville. And unfortunately, what role he did have in the last book was not included in the movie.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father left when Dean was very young, never telling his wife that he was a wizard, out of the belief that not knowing the truth would protect her and their son from the potential dangers of the First Wizarding War. Dean's father was later killed by a group of Death Eaters when he refused to join them.
  • Fan Boy: Of Association Football, having grown up in the muggle world. He has multiple West Ham United team posters hung up in his dorm, calls for red cards during Quidditch matches, and gets very defensive when wizards look down on his favourite sport.
  • Forged Letter: He offered in Book Three to forge Uncle Vernon's signature on Harry's Hogsmeade form. Harry was touched but that wouldn't have worked.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic — easy going, laid back, and good natured.
  • A Glass in the Hand: Breaks a glass when he sees Harry and Ginny kiss.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Seamus. They've always been together since their first year. Their friendship is tested somewhat in their fifth year when Seamus refuses to believe Harry and Dumbledore Voldemort is back while Dean does.
  • Nice Guy: 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 Harry's favour beyond his first knee jerk reaction.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Seamus' Red.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: Dean starts dating Ginny in Book 6, but it doesn't work out and they break up. Eventually, Ginny dates Harry.
  • Salt and Pepper: With Seamus.
  • Serious Business: He gets defensive when Ron calls soccer stupid.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When he sees Marcus Flint nearly kill Harry in the first book's Quidditch match, by whamming straight into the young Seeker, he calls out "Red card!", which in soccer means that the player gets kicked out of the game.
  • Those Two Guys: With Seamus Finnigan.
  • Token Minority: Not a straight version, as there are multiple black students, but in the US version of the Sorting scene, a line mentioning his sorting and ethnicity was specifically added, presumably for this purpose.

    Seamus Finnigan 

Seamus Finnigan
"I'm half and half. Me dad's a Muggle; Mam's a witch. Bit of a nasty shock for him when he found out."

Portrayed by: Devon Murray

Voiced by: Alexandre Bouche (French, 1 to 3), Thomas Sagols (French, 4 to 8), Eduardo Curiel (Latin American Spanish, Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets), Bernardo Bautista (Latin American Spanish, Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire), Moisés Iván Mora (Latin American Spanish, Order of the Phoenix), Miguel Ángel Flores (Latin American Spanish, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows Part II), Marcus Júnior (Brazilian Portuguese)

Appears in: Philosopher’s Stone | Chamber of Secrets | Prisoner of Azkaban | Goblet of Fire | Order of the Phoenix | Half-Blood Prince | Deathly Hallows

"I don't appreciate the insinuation, Longbottom. Besides, if anyone cares to notice, my eyebrows have completely grown back!" (Cue Seamus turning around and there is a noticeable bald spot on the back of his head)

Another boy in Harry's year, and 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.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the movies, Seamus is often a troublemaker in class. He is also much more hot-headed. This is downplayed though, as he is still shown to mostly be a loyal friend to Harry and Ron, and obviously to Dean and Neville.
  • Animal Motifs: His Patronus is a fox.
  • Ascended Extra: Seamus gets more characterisation in the movies than in the books, at the expense of his best friend Dean, who's been Demoted to Extra.
  • Ash Face: He gets this a lot in the films. This is most prominent in the first and sixth films.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic — loyal to a fault and initially doubted Harry's claims that Voldemort was back.
  • Funny Back Ground Event: While Harry, Ron and Hermione are talking about the Yule Ball, a fire can be seen in the background. Snape, who is supposed to keep watch but spends the entire scene punishing Harry and Ron for petty reasons, completely ignores the fire and turns to the trio.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Dean. They've always been together since their first year.
  • Incendiary Exponent: Or, as Professor McGonagall once put it, "a particular proclivity for pyrotechnics." If you don't know what that means, it's simple. He does magic, stuff goes BOOM in response.
  • Inept Mage: In the films, his class projects catching fire or exploding in his face is a Running Gag. This gag was taken from Neville's ineptitude in the books. In Deathly Hallows Part Two, his knowledge on explosives comes in useful when they need to blow up the bridge separating Hogwarts from the army of Snatchers.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Of all the boys in Harry's dormitory, Seamus was the least enthusiastic supporter of Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore, often demonstrating skepticism of Harry's claims. However, after reading Rita Skeeter's interview with Harry in the fifth year, he apologized to Harry and sent a copy to his "mam", as she did not believe that Voldemort was back. Other than that, Seamus was good-natured, easy-going, brave, and loyal.
  • The Lancer: Acts as this to Neville when Dumbledore's Army is revived during their seventh year to rebel against the Death Eaters and continues to do so during the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Made of Explodium: Whilst not a specific branch of magic, Seamus is very skilled in his ability to conjure or create magic that will have a pyrotechnic effect. This was demonstrated usefully during the Battle of Hogwarts when Professor McGonagall instructed Neville Longbottom and Cho Chang with the help of Seamus to explode the bridge in the Hogwarts grounds.
  • Momma's Boy: Implied to be very close to his mother, from whom he gets his magical heritage. But he notably disagrees with her very vehemently when she wants to take him home after Dumbledore's death in Half-Blood Prince and he wants to stay for the funeral.
  • Oireland: Downplayed. While he has a very stereotypically Irish name, is slight temperamental and occasionally says "me" instead of "my", on the whole he avoids most Irish stereotypes. Most notably, he has blond (brown in the films) rather than red hair.
  • Patriotic Fervour: After Ireland wins the Quidditch World Cup, he wears his team rosette for weeks after their victory and pins it to his bed even though the magic is starting to wear off.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Dean's Blue.
  • Regular Character: 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.
  • Relative Button: Almost gets into a fight with Harry when he criticizes Seamus's mother for believing the lies the Daily Prophet is printing about him.
  • Salt and Pepper: With Dean.
  • Those Two Guys: Again, with Dean Thomas.
  • Token Minority: In the books, he's the only Hogwarts student who is explicitly depicted as Irish rather than British.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His last known activity was that he spent time with Dean and Aberforth after the Battle of Hogwarts; what becomes of him afterwards is unknown.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He is terrified of banshees, and during Lupin's Defence Against the Dark Arts class on boggarts, one takes the form of a banshee when targeting him. Seamus uses riddikulus to take away its voice. This fear pops up again in The Goblet of Fire when he worries that Harry will have to face a banshee as part of the Triwizard Tournament after he and the other students hear the horrible screeching coming from the golden egg containing the clue for the next task.

    Lee Jordan
Portrayed by: Luke Youngblood
Voiced by: Christine Byrd (Latin American Spanish), Rodrigo Antas (Brazilian Portuguese)
Appears in: Philosopher’s Stone | Chamber of Secrets | Prisoner of Azkaban | Goblet of Fire | Order of the Phoenix | Deathly Hallows

"And the Quaffle is taken immediately by Angelina Johnson — what an amazing Chaser that girl is, and rather attractive too—"

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 programme that shows support for Harry during Voldemort's regime.

  • Amazon Chaser: Lee has a crush on Angelina based on her Quidditch skills, as repeatedly revealed in his commentary scenes. Which makes him an Amazon Chaser chasing an amazon Chaser.
  • Announcer Chatter: Lee commentates throughout the Quidditch matches in the first five books, but often lets his love for Gryffindor paint his opinions and insight.
  • Large-Ham Announcer: 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.
  • Large Ham Radio: His experience announcing Quidditch is repurposed as he hosts Potterwatch.
  • Nerves of Steel: In hindsight, everything about Potterwatch, where he was the announcer and implied to be the creator, shows how strong his nerves are.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: Try as she might to avoid it, every time Lee does Quidditch commentary, McGonagall hopelessly tries to correct his rambling.
  • The Trickster: In a less direct way that Fred and George when it comes to the acts, but not less mischievous.
  • Voice of the Resistance: In Deathly Hallows, he hosts an underground radio programme called Potterwatch.

    Colin Creevey
Portrayed by: Hugh Mitchell
Voiced by: Maxime Nivet (French), Alex Zava (Brazilian Portuguese)
Appears in: Chamber of Secrets | Prisoner of Azkaban (book only) | Goblet of Fire (book only) | Order of the Phoenix (book only) | Deathly Hallows (book only)

"Wow! Can you turn him around, Harry?"

Colin Creevey is a short 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 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for being a Muggle-born wizard, and joins Dumbledore's Army.

  • Alliterative Name: Colin Creevey.
  • Camera Fiend: Overlaps into paparazzi.
  • Cheerful Child: When he first came into Hogwarts, he was excited about everything.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: In the movies, where he and his brother were replaced after the second film by Composite Character Nigel Wolpert. Colin does, however, appear in the video game adaptation of the fifth book.
  • Demoted to Extra: He had a moderate supporting role in the fourth and fifth books and then vanished entirely until Deathly Hallows, when in only one or two lines it is explained that he 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 handwaved this by saying that he broke into the school to fight.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Colin's first direct appearance wastes no time painting him as the number one fanboy of Harry. He snaps a photo of Harry out of nowhere, and excitedly requests a photo of himself and Harry standing together as proof that Colin had met the boy who lived so that he can send it to his dad.
  • Fanboy: The number one fan of Harry Potter.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Again, towards Harry. He practically worships the ground he walks on, much to Harry's embarrassment and chagrin.
  • Inept Mage: In Goblet of Fire, Colin and Dennis get their hands on a box of "Support Cedric Diggory!/Potter Stinks" badges and try to change them to say "Support Harry Potter!" instead. Their efforts result in the badges getting stuck on "Potter Stinks," and then saying "Potter Really Stinks."
  • Keet: Even as he gets older, Colin was a person who would very easily be excited.
  • Killed Offscreen: Dies at some point during the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Loony Fan: He always took pictures in his first year, which could lead to him being often annoying.
  • Nice Guy: Colin always tries his best to be a sweet, friendly guy, although he tends to be oblivious to how annoying Harry finds him.
  • Sacrificial Lion: While Fred, Remus, and Tonks make it clear that Anyone Can Die in the final battle, it's Colin that establishes that even the school age characters aren't safe. It's made even worse by the fact that he wasn't even supposed to be there in the first place.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Due to suffering from Chuck Cunningham Syndrome and being replaced by Composite Character Nigel.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: Suggested by Harry's POV descriptions of him, despite being barely a year younger than Harry. Tragically, this is the last way Harry describes him, even as a sixteen-year-old.

    Dennis Creevey 

Appears in: Goblet of Fire (book only) | Order of the Phoenix (book only)
"Colin, I fell in (to the lake)!"

Dennis is Colin's just as enthusiastic little brother.

  • Adapted Out: Does not appear in the films, as he and his brother are replaced by Nigel from the fourth film onwards. He does, however, get a mention in the Order of the Phoenix video game.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappears after the fifth book. Unlike his brother, his fate in the Wizarding War is never revealed.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Just like his brother, his first moment in the books makes it clear that he gets excited easily.
  • Fanboy: We often see that he also really likes Harry.
  • Keet: Spotting a pattern here?
  • Loony Fan: Again, like his brother.
  • Nice Guy: Less developed than his brother, but what we know of him seems that way.
  • Tiny Schoolboy: Every mention of him refers to how small he is.

    Nigel Wolpert
Portrayed by: William Melling
Voiced by: Alejandro Orozco (Latin American Spanish), Luciano Monteiro (Brazilian Portuguese)
Appears in: Goblet of Fire (film only) | Order of the Phoenix (film only) | Deathly Hallows (film only, Deleted Scene in Part 2)

Nigel is a small Gryffindor boy who joined Hogwarts in 1994 and first appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 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.

  • Butt-Monkey: Serves this to Dumbledore's Army, where the training sequence features Nigel getting humiliated or injured in almost every scene. A mild example in Goblet of Fire, where he's seen being badly treated by Malfoy.
  • Canon Foreigner: Being a composite of two book characters, he is exclusive to the films.
  • Cheerful Child: His main trait, a very happy fanboy of Harry.
  • Composite Character: Nigel is meant to take the place of the two Creevey brothers, who don't appear in the Potter films past Chamber of Secrets.

    Parvati Patil
Portrayed by: Sitara Shah and Shefali Chowdhury
Voiced by: Justine Berger (French), Gaby Ugarte (Latin American Spanish, Goblet of Fire-Order of the Phoenix), Irene Jiménez (Latin American Spanish, Half-Blood Prince), Teline Carvalho (Brazilian Portuguese)

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.

  • Alliterative Name: Parvati Patil.
  • Culture Equals Costume: Wears Lehenga choli to the Yule Ball in the film.
  • Cuteness Proximity: While normally pretty wary of Hagrid's classes, Parvati and Lavender are delighted by him showing them Hippogriffs in Book Three and the Unicorn foals in Book Four.
  • Fake Nationality: Her name indicates she is British Indian Hindu of Gujurati origin. Her actress is a Welsh Bangladeshi Muslim.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: 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.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Lavender are hardly ever seen apart in the books. In the films, this is transferred to Parvati and Padma.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She and Lavender are on very good terms with Sybill Trelawney, being the only two students who take Divination class seriously and visiting her even outside of class.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the wife of the Hindu god Shiva.
  • Nice Girl: One of her first acts in the series is to stick up for Neville when Draco is making fun of him. In The Half-Blood Prince Parvati is guilty about laughing at Ron's mean jokes at Hermione and acts extremely nice to her to make up for it.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Is not as studious as Padma, but is more gregarious.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to her sister, Blue to Lavender's Red. Parvati is noticeably less mean-spirited than Lavender can be, and is shown to be extremely embarrassed over the excessive public affection in Lavender and Ron's relationship.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Both she and her twin sister have names derived from Hinduism, with Parvati being named after a major mother Goddess, and Padma's name being a byname for the Goddess Lakshmi.
  • Those Two Girls: With Lavender. The two are seen together almost constantly, usually gossiping about the latest news and relationships going on at Hogwarts.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She's annoyed with Harry for spending their Yule Ball ignoring her, glaring at Cho, and refusing to dance or have fun. With that said, they're able to get along afterward and she trusts him as the Dumbledore's Army leader.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: During Lupin's D.A.D.A. classes on boggarts, Parvati's boggart takes on the form of a mummy, which she defeats by using Riddikulus to make it trip on its bandages. In the film it is changed to a giant snake, which she turns into a giant jack-in-the-box (which fans agree was far more terrifying).

    Lavender Brown
Portrayed by: Jessie Cave
Voiced by: Jessica Monceau (French), Mireya Mendoza (Latin American Spanish), Jullie (Brazilian Portuguese)

"I happen to be his girlfriend!"

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.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Can't keep away from her "Won-Won".
  • Brainless Beauty: Lavender is a beautiful girl, but she's quite dramatic and somewhat silly.
    • Zigzagged in that though while Lavender comes across as silly and frivolous, she is shown to be a loyal member of the D.A. in both the fifth and seventh books and she fights in the Battle of Hogwarts.
    • Hermione mentions that Lavender (like Seamus) didn't believe Harry intially, but Lavender (unlike Seamus) is one of the first to join the D.A. a few months later.
    • She's also one of the few people to stay behind to help with the Skrewts.
  • The Cat Came Back: Ron cannot dump her, and each time he tries, she grows more possessive.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Ron, whenever he's around Hermione.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: In the film adaptation of Deathly Hallows, Lavender receives a particularly cruel and horrifying Death by Disfigurement, as opposed to her uncertain fate in the book. She ends up mauled to death by Fenrir Greyback, who begins feeding on her from her throat before he's repelled by Hermione. Immediately after, a collapsing stone wall falls on and crushes her partially-eaten body.
  • Cuteness Proximity: While normally pretty weary of Hagrid's classes, Lavender and Parvati are delighted by him showing them Hippogriffs in Book Three and the Unicorn foals in Book Four.
  • Death by Adaptation: 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. By contrast, she is clearly shown to be dead after being mauled by Greyback in Deathly Hallows: Part 2, despite her fate in the novel being left ambiguous.
  • The Ditz: She's not quite dumb, but isn't one of the brightest either.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Lavender is a type of flower, as well as a name for the pale shade of purple of the blossoms. In flower symbolism, the lavender can symbolize affection, cleansing, or concealment. The Ancient Romans used lavender to scent baths, and its name is derived from the Latin verb lavāre, "to wash".
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: 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.
  • Hidden Depths: Comes across as a ditz, but the fact that she joined both incarnations of the DA, stayed for the final battle, and went down fighting a werewolf of all things indicates that the Sorting Hat put her in Gryffindor for a reason.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She and Parvati are on very good terms with Sybill Trelawney, being the only two students who take Divination class seriously and visiting her even outside of class. In the second part of The Deathly Hallows film adaption, Padma (whom, given that she’s a Gryffindor in the films and shown to be close with her sister Parvati, implies that she’d be good friends with Lavender too) and Trelawney are seen grieving over Lavender's body together.
  • Laugh of Love: She's particularly prone to giggling when she's around Ron, until they break up.
  • Make-Out Kids: With Ron in Book Six.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: 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.
  • Race Lift: The only passing description we get of her in the books implies she's light-skinned, but her initial actresses were black. When she became a prominent character, she was recast with a white actress, however.
  • Romantic False Lead: Ron only went out with Lavender because of his jealousy at the possiblilty of Hermione kissing Krum in their 4th year.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: Ron dated her, but they don't last very long as a couple.
  • Ship Tease: Aside from the Ron thing, she giggled with glee after revealing that Seamus asked her to the Yule Ball.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: She seriously thought Ron would appreciate being called "Won-Won".
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Lavender absolutely fell for Ron.
  • Smooch of Victory: Her first kiss with Ron was this. Hermione did not take it well.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: She dogs Harry throughout part of the sixth book while Ron is in the hospital wing, wanting to discuss every and all aspects of her relationship with Ron. Why she can't talk about this with Ron himself is because he keeps pretending to be asleep every time she comes to visit him.
  • Those Two Girls: With Parvati.
  • Uncertain Doom: In the final book, she's left "feebly stirring" after being seriously injured during the Battle of Hogwarts, and is never mentioned again. To date, Rowling has been silent on whether she was among the casualties or the survivors. In the movie, however, she definitely dies.

    Oliver Wood
Portrayed by: Sean Biggerstaff
Voiced by: Tony Marot (French), Eduardo Garza (Latin American Spanish, Philosopher's Stone), Víctor Ugarte (Latin American Spanish, Chamber of Secrets), Marcus Jardym (Brazilian Portuguese)

"I, uh, I don't really remember [my first match]. I took a Bludger to the head two minutes in. Woke up in hospital a week later."

The Captain and Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team for the first three books. After graduating he joined Puddlemere United as a reserve player, and later participated in the Battle of Hogwarts.

  • Adaptational Curves: Male inversion—he's described as "burly" in the books, but Sean Biggerstaff has a pretty average build, at least at the start of the series.
  • Adaptational Nationality: He's a Scot in the movies, although no indication was made of this in the books.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Wood in the books is an obsessed Quidditch fanatic who values his wins and losses highly. Wood in the movies is The Stoic, or at least calmer about his love for the sport and about the time he got knocked out by a Bludger and spent a week in the hospital wing.
  • Ascended Fanboy: After graduating Hogwarts, he becomes a professional Quidditch player for Puddlemere United.
  • Asleep for Days: 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.
  • Back for the Finale: Leads a group of Quidditch-playing Hogwarts graduates in an aerial assault against the Death Eaters in the last battle.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns from his long absence from the series to duel in the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: More like "obsessed Quidditch-player has a point"; he logically notes that it's not impossible for Sirius Black to order a Firebolt, but it would be damn difficult. Wood notes that a convicted murderer can't just walk into Quality Quidditch Supplies and buy the most expensive broom on display. Harry agrees with him and hope this logic convinces their Head of House. (If Wood had used this argument rather than valuing the Snitch over Harry's life, Minerva might have grudgingly agreed with him or inquired at the shop about who bought the Firebolt to get a lead.) Harry only finds out later that Sirius used an order form and the goblins don't care about mass murderers using money from their vaults, but Wood couldn't have known that.
  • Dumb Jock: He isn't actually stupid, but so singlemindedly obsessed with Quidditch that he can't even fathom what's so shocking about saying he doesn't care if a player falls off their broom as long as they make a successful play first.
  • Graceful Loser: Zigzagged; when Cedric Diggory saw Harry had fallen off his broom thanks to the Dementors and was hurt, he had wanted a rematch. Wood admitted, however, that it was a fair loss. Then he went into the showers for a while, apparently to "drown himself".
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Particularly in the movies; both films' Quidditch matches have him taken out by a Bludger, and he offhandedly mentions that he took one to the head in his first match. Despite this, he keeps on trucking.
  • Kendo Team Captain: Oliver was captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team during his fourth year onwards.
  • Last-Name Basis: One of the few recurring students that's almost never called by his first name.
  • Lovable Jock: He can be intense during training sessions and actual matches, prioritizing victory over all else, but is otherwise an affable and good-natured guy who is fair about the rules, humble about his own skills and proud of his team.
  • Mad Eye: Described in the books as a "manic glint" whenever talking about Quidditch.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Does it to himself in The Prisoner of Azkaban when he lists the members of the Quidditch team, although it does lead to a rather heartwarming moment when Fred and George lead the team in saying they consider him a great Keeper.
    Wood: We've got three superb Chasers. We've got two unbeatable Beaters. And we've got a Seeker who has never failed to win us a match! (after long pause in which he realizes he's forgotten someone) And me.
  • Nice Guy: While his obsession with Quidditch is a bit unhealthy, he is generally kind enough to his teammates and assures Harry he doesn't blame him for his loss due to Dementors in the third book.
  • Not Helping Your Case: Wood goes to see his Head of House to get Harry's Firebolt back in time for the Ravenclaw match; McGonagall refuses because they're still testing the broom and she suspects that Wood cares more about Quidditch than about Harry's safety. Wood had apparently said it was more important that Harry caught the Snitch if the broom threw him off.
  • Put on a Bus: After he joins Puddlemere United, Harry sees him once at the Quidditch World Cup, and then they fall out of touch.
  • Rousing Speech: Loves to make these to his team.
  • Serious Business: Quidditch is very serious business to him, at one point telling Harry to catch the Snitch or die trying. Fred and George even half-jokingly state they would not have put it past him to try murdering members of the Slytherin team. Wood just gets so focused on winning that he does not ever seem to realize how much danger he often puts his team in.
    Oliver: I've just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She — er — got a bit shirty with me. Told me I'd got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about you staying alive. Just because I told her I didn't care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch on it first. Honestly, the way she was yelling at'd think I'd said something terrible.
  • Shower of Angst: Played for Laughs in the third book after Gryffindor loses to Hufflepuff due to the Dementors knocking Harry out.
    Harry: Where is Wood?
    Fred: Still in the showers. We think he's trying to drown himself.
  • Skewed Priorities: It's played for laughs but he puts Quidditch over all else including the safety of his teammates to a nearly maniacal degree:
    • When Harry explains the situation with Sirius Black and his mysterious new Firebolt Wood completely brushes off the fact that an Ax-Crazy mass murderer (so everyone believed at the time) is out to kill Harry and instead tries to rationalize how Sirius couldn't have possibly sent the Firebolt.
    • In the second book, when McGonagall gathers the school for an important announcement, several students hope she'll announce that the Heir has been caught or Dumbledore is returning to the school... and Wood's greatest hope is that Quidditch will resume.
  • Tears of Joy: Sobs uncontrollably when Gryffindor win the Quidditch Cup in Book 3.
  • Tempting Fate: His quote under My Friends... and Zoidberg where he mentions that Harry never failed to win them a game? Guess what happens in the very next chapter, though he admits that it wasn't Harry's fault that Dementors happened to swarm the field at the wrong time.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He's on the receiving end of this fairly frequently for prioritizing winning Quidditch matches over the safety of his teammates, including by Alicia Spinnet and Professor McGonagall.
  • Would Hit a Girl: During a Quidditch match against Ravenclaw, Wood tells Harry to stop being a gentleman and just knock Cho Chang off her broom already.

    Angelina Johnson
Portrayed by: Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin
Voiced by: Gabriela Guzmán (Latin American Spanish)

"Get back in position, she's fine! But as you're passing to a teammate, do try not to knock her off her broom, won't you? We've got Bludgers for that!"

A Chaser on the Quidditch team and Oliver Wood's successor as captain. She returns to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts.

  • Action Girl: Angelina was a member of Dumbledore's Army during her seventh year at Hogwarts. She later fought in and survived the Battle of Hogwarts. She was skilled duellist to have survived such a battle.
  • Adaptational Hairstyle Change: Angelina has dreadlocks in the books. The films show her with straight hair.
  • Babies Ever After: Angelina has two children (a son and a daughter) with George.
  • Back for the Finale: Angelina returned to Hogwarts to help in defeating Voldemort and the Death Eaters.
  • Braids of Action: Despite her straight-haired depiction in the movies, she's mentioned in passing as having worn these at points during the books.
  • The Captain: Of the Team in Book 5. It's especially impressive that she led the team to victory under the circumstances (Major Seeker and Long-Term Beaters benched and suspended, quick replacements on short-notice, a new and very prickly Keeper).
  • Dude Magnet: Besides having a romance with each of the Weasley twins, Lee Jordan also had a crush on her.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Look at the page picture.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: She did date the Weasley twins at different points, and eventually married one of them.
  • Hidden Depths: 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 humour.
  • In the Dreaming Stage of Grief: After most of her Quidditch team ended up banned for life by Umbridge, she goes to bed in hopes of waking up to find it was all a bad dream she had before the game.
  • Jerkass Ball: Following her promotion to Quidditch captain, she becomes extremely demanding and even downright unreasonable at times, even berating Harry for getting detention as if he is putting this before Quidditch as a "commitment". Notably, she does apologize for her behaviour and notes that now she understands why Wood often acted like he did. Considering her circumstances (a broken and fractured team, quick replacements and rookie recruits), it's more than a little excusable why she is short with Harry (who doesn't fully appreciate how his actions compromise his friends in the book).
  • Kendo Team Captain: In her seventh year Angelina became captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, where she led them to victory against all odds and severe set backs that would have ruined any other team.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Angelina showed diligence and exceptional leadership ability as Quidditch Captain of her team, as well as competitiveness.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Angelina dates Fred Weasley while they're in school; after Fred's death, she marries his identical twin George.
  • Sassy Black Woman: When being a Quidditch captain.
  • Serious Business: 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 channelling his spirit.
  • Settle for Sibling: Married George after Fred's death.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Angelina was described to be a tall witch.
  • Written-In Absence: She was written out of the fifth film after her actress got a regular part on EastEnders.

    Katie Bell
Portrayed by: Emily Dale, Georgina Leonidas
Voiced by: Xóchitl Ugarte (Latin American Spanish), Flávia Saddy (Brazilian Portuguese)

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 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she and Harry are the two most senior members of the Gryffindor Quidditch team.

  • Back for the Finale: She returns to Hogwarts to fight against Voldemort's army learning of the impending battle there.
  • Brainwashed: Very briefly in The Half-Blood Prince, having been placed under the Imperius Curse by Madam Rosemerta, who was likewise under the curse and instructed to give the cursed necklace to Dumbledore.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Once threw things at Peeves, a poltergeist known for wrecking havoc 24/7. This ended as well as you'd expect.
  • Living Prop: 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.

    Alicia Spinnet
Portrayed by: Leilah Sutherland, Rochelle Douglas

The third Chaser on the Quidditch team when Harry joins. Alicia joins Dumbledore's Army in her final year at Hogwarts, and later returns to the castle to participate in the final battle against Voldemort.

  • Back for the Finale: She returns to Hogwarts alongside the rest of her Quidditch teammates to help Harry fight against Voldemort and the Death Eaters.
  • Demoted to Extra: While never doing much in the books, Alicia never has a line in the films and in fact is played by a different actress in the films in which she does appear.
  • The Generic Girl: She is a good Chaser and is friendly... and that is pretty much it.
  • Put on a Bus: She does not appear in the sixth book since she graduated Hogwarts the previous year, although she is mentioned a couple of times.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When a Bludger is jinxed to go after Harry exclusively during a game, Alicia is furious that Oliver won't stop the game to get it dealt with since it would result in a forfeit.

    Romilda Vane
Portrayed by: Anna Shaffer

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 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 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.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Only in the book and in that case it's her personality that's a turn-off being a Alpha Bitch who (albeit unknowingly) insults Harry's friends Luna and Neville. Much more after Harry learns how Voldemort was conceived when his mother drugged his father with a love potion after learning Romilda was trying to do something similar.
    • In the film, Harry doesn't seem to mind that she wants to slip him a love potion though this is because a large number of the backstory Harry learns about Voldemort is Adapted Out.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: She's described in rather unflattering terms in the books, complete with having a "prominent chin". This doesn't really apply to Anna Shaffer.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Much like McLaggen, she's toned down in the films. Although she does send Harry the chocolates, she's not shown to be bitchy and doesn't do much more than make eyes at Harry, who actually shows a fleeting interest before Hermione knocks some sense back into him.
  • Age Lift: Is fourteen in the book she appears in but the film ages her up to sixteen, the same year as Harry.
  • Alpha Bitch: Quite popular and warned Harry to not to befriend students like Neville and Luna.
  • Fangirl: Towards Harry, to the point of sheer obsessiveness; she sent him sweets that were laced with a love potion.
  • Flat Character: In the films, she doesn't do anything except gawk at Harry.
  • Foil:
    • To Lavender Brown. Both Romilda and Lavender are the Abhorrent Admirer 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 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.
  • Girl Posse: She seemed to be the leader of her clique and was possibly the boldest among her friends, being the only one to attempt use a Love Potion on a boy.
  • Jerkass: Like Cormac McLaggen, Romilda seems to be representative of the stereotypical aspects of Gryffindor house, as she was pushy, conceited, and overly self-confident.
  • Karma Houdini: She never seems to face any punishment for trying to give Harry a love potion, even though Professor Slughorn and prefects Hermione and Ron knew about it and her actions indirectly led to Ron getting poisoned.
  • Meaningful Name: Romilda is derived from the Germanic hrom, "fame" and hild, "battle." This may allude to Romilda's aggressive personality. The surname Vane is likely a play on the adjective "vain," meaning "excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements," given Romilda's character traits.
  • Skewed Priorities: Played for Laughs in Book 6, based on Ginny's statement.
    Ginny: (to Harry) You'd think people had better things to gossip about. Three dementor attacks in a week, and all Romilda Vane does is ask me if it's true you've got a hippogriff tattooed across your chest.
  • Slipping a Mickey: She tried to give Harry a gillywater and then a box of Chocolate Cauldrons, both spiked with love potion, but Hermione had tipped him off earlier, allowing him to decline them. Unfortunately, Harry forgets to dispose of said Chocolate Cauldrons and Ron ends up eating them instead.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Her crush on Harry was so strong, that she attempted to use a Love potion on him.
  • Stage Whisper: Uses one to insult Neville and Luna.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Tries to dominate Harry with a love potion at the same time that Harry learns Merope Riddle did the same to her Muggle husband, which led to the birth of Voldemort. No wonder Harry is reluctant to pursue her.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She attempted to use a love potion on Harry, but Ron accidentally ate them. He had to go to Slughorn for the cure, drank the poisoned mead Malfoy meant for Dumbledore and nearly died.

    Cormac McLaggen
Portrayed by: Freddie Stroma
Voiced by: Alexandre Guanse (French), Roberto Molina (Latin American Spanish), Marcos Souza (Brazilian Portuguese)

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.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Is this to Hermione. She only goes out with him to annoy Ron, but isn't prepared for just how exasperating he is.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the sixth film, he is presented in a more sympathetic light. He is still somewhat cocky, and is implied to be over-the-top with his flirting in a way that makes Hermione uncomfortable, but he otherwise isn't shown to be particularly mean, and has even joined Dumbledore's Army by the time of the eighth film.
  • Age Lift: Seems to have been aged down a year, possibly even two, for the movies; he appears on the Hogwarts Express in Deathly Hallows despite being a year above Harry in the book, which would mean that he should have graduated already. Then again, given what we know of him, he might have had to repeat his final year.
  • Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Cormac repeatedly states that he's the best at everything.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Zig-zagged. Cormac initially looks to be all mouth, but it's later shown that he is actually a smart player with some genuine leading talent, only still too much of a self-centred douche. Then it's further revealed that, for all his skills, he completely sucks at teamwork and is in fact a terrible field leader, which renders any possible contribution to the team useless.
  • Break the Haughty: In the films, he’s last seen amongst the wounded in the Great Hall, sitting all by himself and looking defeated. It seems he’s undergone some level of Character Development and realised how much of a jerk he was.
  • Commander Contrarian: 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...
  • Establishing Character Moment: He explains that he and Harry have never talked before because he was sick at fifth-year tryouts - he ate a pound of doxy eggs on a bet.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: McLaggen pretty much represents the worst aspects of the traits that are found in Gryffindors: he's a brash, boisterous, arrogant young man who who believes he's better than everyone else. He talks about a bet he took that left him sick for a week and missed out on the tryouts last year yet sounds proud he went through with it. He's a skilled athlete, but sucks at teamwork and acts like he's the team captain despite only being a temporary replacement. Essentially, McLaggen is the pig-headed bully that the Hogwart House's detractors and critics see them all as.
  • Good is Not Nice: 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.
  • Held Back in School: Possibly for the films, if we assume he's a seventh year like in the books.
  • It's All About Me: He is arrogant and pushy and felt a strong sense of entitlement.
  • Jerkass: Aggressive and self-righteous, McLaggen epitomized the most negative aspects of the stereotypical Gryffindor characteristics.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Harry is forced to concede that some of his ranting and orders are indeed factually sound, and quietly hisses to some of his victims to go ahead and do what he says - but not to publicly acknowledge he said so, so as not to inflate Cormac’s head any further.
  • Jerk Jock: Cormac is a talented Keeper, but thinks he's the leader of the team and gives out commands instead of doing his job.
  • The Load: 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 millstone territory when he accidentally knocks Harry out with a bludger.
  • The Millstone: Harry is forced to have him substitute for Ron during a Quidditch match after the latter is hospitalized. McLaggen winds up single-handedly causing Gryffindor to suffer one of their most humiliating defeats by spending the match criticizing the rest of the team instead of guarding the goal-hoops and then knocking Harry out of the match when he tries to demonstrate the proper bludger hitting technique.
  • Narcissist: He's a genuinely good flyer, but his ego's so massive the team wouldn't keep him if he were world-class.
  • Romantic False Lead: To Ron/Hermione in Book 6; after Ron starts going out with Lavender (for spiteful reasons), Hermione goes out on a date with Cormac to get even. And quickly regrets it.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: According to Hermione, during their "date" all he did was talk about himself and lacked manners and consideration.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Dogs Harry throughout part of the sixth book whilst giving constant advice in an attempt to convince him that he'd be better as a permanent replacement for Ron.
  • Super Fly Reflexes: In the film, Cormac shows off his Keeper skills.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the book, he never appears again after the disastrous Quidditch match. Ron notes that the other Gryffindors may have already dealt with him since they were pretty furious about it, but we never hear one way or another.
Appears in:
''Order of the Phoenix

Michael is a Gryffindor first year in Harry's fifth year, who is comforted by the Weasley twins, after he's been a victim of Umbridge's Blood Quills.

  • Beautiful Tears: Fred, George and Harry clearly feel he is adorable.
  • Pet the Dog: Although the Weasley twins are often viewed as sometimes stretching their humour to the point of cruelty, their scene with Michael does show them to have a heart.

    James Sirius Potter
Portrayed by: Will Dunn (films), Tom Milligan (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, first West End run), TBD (Cursed Child, first Broadway run)

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

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

  • Cool Big Bro: Despite teasing his younger siblings, especially Al, he shows signs of being a cool, big brother:
    • In the books, James offered to share a room with Al, even though he was teasing him in the beginning.
    • In the movie, James allowed Lily to take a ride on his trolley.
  • Dead Guy Junior: He's named after his paternal grandfather and his father's godfather.
  • Expy: It's implied he's one to the Marauders and the Weasley twins. Among other things (like being named for two of the Marauders, for example), Rowling reveals that he (like the twins before him) stole the map from his father's desk. He also receives the Cloak of Invisibility from Harry, who passed it down to him. Like his namesakes and the twins, he also seems to be popular in school, or at least have a strong network of very good friends.
  • The Gadfly: He seems to be this, judging by his needling of Albus in the epilogue for the sole purpose of making him nervous. Not only about house affiliation, but it's also implied that he might have been telling Albus that Rose couldn't come to Hogwarts for some reason (e.g. she'd turned out to be a Squib or something), as Albus is mentioned as looking 'immensely relieved' to see her in the epilogue.
  • Generation Xerox: James Potter II is a more literal xerox for his paternal grandfather, behaving in a cross between himself and the Weasley twins, teasing his younger brother, Albus Severus. Somewhere, grandpa will be smiling...
  • Identical Grandson: Has been described to acquire the looks and character traits of his paternal grandfather.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Harry confesses to Albus in Cursed Child that he doesn't personally think James is anything like him at all, on account of everything coming easy to James, unlike the case with Harry in his school years.
  • Messy Hair: Like father, like son.
  • Mouthy Kid: But he does clam up when he spots his mom's Death Glare.
  • Retgone: In the world where Voldemort rules the world, he was not born due to Harry dying in 1998.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: James Jr is pretty much his grandfather James reincarnated in both physical and personality's traits.

    Lily Luna Potter
Portrayed by: Daphne de Beistegui (films), Christiana Hutchings, Zoe Brough and Cristina Fray (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, first West End run), TBD (Cursed Child, first Broadway run)''

"Two years. I want to go now!"

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

  • The Cutie: Beistegui's performance, while silent, gave off the effect more.
  • Cheerful Child: Of the three Potter children, she fits this trope the best. You can't keep Lily down for long, even if she doesn't get to start Hogwarts two years early.
  • Daddy's Girl: Implied in the epilogue. In Cursed Child she also seems very close to her uncle Ron.
  • Dead Girl Junior: She's named after her paternal grandmother. Inverted with her middle name, she's named after one of her parent's closest friends, who is still alive.
  • Fiery Redhead: The book shows Lily becoming this.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Only in the game (not Lego) adaptation.
  • Identical Granddaughter: As Ginny, during her younger years, was depicted somewhat as her mother Molly in miniature, it's likely Lily and Molly share a very strong resemblance as well.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Where do to begin? She's jealous that her older brother get to go to Hogwarts. (Ginny, in the first book, complained about not going to her mother.) Lily also wants a Metamorphagus to marry her relative. (Ginny wanted Tonks to marry Bill.) Lily eventally began her education at Hogwarts at the end of Cursed Child.
  • Retgone: In the world where Voldemort rules the world, she was not born due to Harry dying in 1998.
  • Shipper on Deck: Really wants her cousin, Victoire and her dad's godson, Teddy, to get married.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The mini Ginny.
  • Youthful Freckles: Inherited from her mother's side.

    Rose Granger-Weasley
Click  to see her in The Cursed Child
Portrayed by: Helena Barlow (films), Cherrelle Skeete (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, first West End run), TBD (Cursed Child, first Broadway run)

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

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

  • The Ace: Not only is she exceptionally bright like Hermione, unlike her she is also great at Quidditch. As well as ambitious and not particularly humble.
  • Big Eater: Implied. See Sweet Tooth.
  • Cute Bookworm: The Lego game shows Rose with a number of books in her hands, implying that she loves reading.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Ron implies that Arthur would be less than okay with Rose marrying a pureblood like Scorpius, telling her to defy this trope.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's initially rather cold toward Scorpius due to his family's association with the Death Eaters. By the end of the play, she's at least civil towards him.
  • Family Theme Naming: Rose and Hugo, children of Ron and Hermione.
  • Flat Character: Other than her inherited traits from her parents, she doesn't have much of a personality of her own. All the play really adds is "possibly Love Interest" (to Scorpius) and "terrible person."
  • In-Series Nickname: Her dad calls her "Rosie."
  • Jerkass: While she does get a few Pet the Dog moments, her general attitude is... not very pleasant. Unfortunately she seems to have inherited the worst traits of both her parents while not inheriting very many of their redeeming traits. She's haughty, arrogant, quick to anger and slow to forgive. Most notably she breaks off her friendship with Albus for befriending Scorpius and continues to act hostile to them both for more than three years.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Lampshaded by her father. It's also notable that, in the books, she exhibits some of Hermione's character quirks, such as being dressed in her robes already by the time everyone shows up at King's Cross. She also sadly has inherited Ron's prejudice against the Malfoy family and Slytherin house, to the point where she breaks off her friendship with Albus when he is sorted into Slytherin and befriends Scorpius.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Rose" is the national flower for England, which is where the story takes place.
    • Its most common colour is red, which can allude to her trademark red, Weasley hair.
    • A rose is also a symbol of love, a (potential) reference to the relationship of her parents.
  • Race Lift: Much like Hermione, who's been consistently played by black actresses in the play, the requirement for her to be identical to Hermione means that she undergoes the same lift.
  • Retgone: In both alternate timelines, she was not born due to Ron and Hermione never marrying for one reason or another.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • A female version of her father in the live action movies.
    • In the play, she is apparently identical to what Hermione looked like at her age, as the script calls for young Hermione and Rose to be played by the same actress.
  • Sweet Tooth: Implied in the movie. She catches a chocolate frog and before that, we see her looking at it rather...intently.
  • Youthful Freckles: The Weasley trait.