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This page is for characters who do not physically appear in the books, play or Fantastic Beasts films, but have been mentioned in other canonical works, such as Pottermore, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (go here for characters from the film), Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling's Official Site or from herself. A number of these are Canon Immigrants from the Wizard Cards found in the video games, but because these cards were written by Rowling herself, the information found in the games can be considered canon. Be warned: there are lots of spoilers.


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    Kelly Brown 

A Scottish Rugby Union player who is supposedly a very talented Squib.

    Jim Hamilton 

James Leigh Hamilton

A Scottish Rugby Union player who is supposedly a very talented Squib.

    Stuart Hogg 

A Scottish Rugby Union player who is supposedly a very talented Squib. He's actually a wizard.


    Gwenog Jones 
Played by: Unknown

Manager of the Welsh National Quidditch Team, and former Beater and Captain of the Holyhead Harpies. She was a member of the Slug Club while at Hogwarts.



A Dark Wizard and original inhabitant of the island that would become Azkaban.

  • Creepy Awesome: Yes, he was an awful human being who tortured anyone who came across the island and indulged in the worst types of Dark Magic, but give him credit for casting Concealment Charms so powerful that the Ministry of Magic itself had no idea of its existence until after his death.
  • Driven to Madness: It's believed that during his stay on the island he eventually turned insane, presumably from his Dark Magic experiments.
  • Fantastic Racism: Perhaps. His victims were mainly muggles, though this may have simply been because muggles were the only ones to sail near his island rather than out of pure-blood supremacy.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Is said to have been insane, inhabited the island by himself (except for his Dementors, and the Muggles he tortured).
  • Maker of Monsters: It's heavily implied he created Dementors, and other unspeakable things.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: What he actually did during all those years. All that is known is that lots of Dark Magic was involved, Muggles got tortured or killed, and eventually when he died his island was infested with Dementors and even worse things that nobody wants to talk about.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Aside from living in Azkaban, nothing is known about his past, or even his nationality.
  • You Do NOT Want To Know: After Ekrizdis' death, the Ministry raided the island. Investigators refused to talk about the horrors they witnessed there. Apparently the infestation of ghoulish soul-devouring Dementors was deemed the least frightening thing that was found.

    Ethelred the Ever-Ready 

A wizard infamous for cursing innocent people for no discernable reason and taking offence to anything and everything.

  • Canon Immigrant: Was only seen on a Famous Wizard Card in the non-canon video games prior to being mentioned on Pottermore.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Extra irony points given his receding hairline.
  • Historical In-Joke: His name is a play on Ethelred the Unready, an English king from the House of Wessex most well known for seeing England invaded and usurped by Danes twice on his watch, first by Sweyn Forkbeard, who died after about five weeks of rule, then by Sweyn's son Cnut, who ruled for nearly two decades after Ethelred died.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After years of arbitrarily casting curses, he was arrested and died in prison.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: A classic example, given both his temperament and age.

    Gormlaith Gaunt 

A 17th-century pure-blood witch and a member of the Irish branch of the House of Gaunt.

  • Abusive Parents: As Isolt's adoptive mother, she isolates her and mistreats her.
  • Alliterative Name: Gormlaith Gaunt.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Carried Salazar Slytherin's wand.
  • Arc Villain: She serves as the main antagonist of Ilvermorny's origin story.
  • Ax-Crazy: She was an evil woman who killed any Muggle she saw and murdered her sister for being nice to Muggles. When her niece Isolt escaped her brainwashing attempts and started a new life in America, she followed her and attempted to murder her and her husband, then try to kidnap their daughters to try and repeat what she had failed to do with Isolt.
  • The Baroness: An evil, murderous sorcerous noblewoman.
  • Blue Blood: As a Gaunt, she was part of the Sacred Twenty-Eight wizarding families and descended from Salazar Slytherin himself.
  • Cain and Abel: Killed her sister and brother-in-law, Rionach and William Sayre, for being kind to Muggles.
  • Evil Aunt: To Isolt Sayre. She's an evil grand-aunt to Isolt's twin daughters, whom she tried to murder.
  • Fantastic Racism: Would murder any non-Pureblood on sight.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Not Gormlaith herself, but her wand could be said to have made one. Despite being used for evil acts, it was eventually buried on the grounds of Ilvermony, where it grew into a snakewood tree whose leaves had powerful medicinal properties.
  • Karmic Death: In the process of trying to kill Isolt and her husband, Isolt managed to call her Pukwudgie to the rescue, who killed Gormlaith with a poisoned arrow to the heart.
  • Kick the Dog: She uses the name of the brother-in-law she murdered as an alias while travelling to America.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Her final fate. William's poisoned arrow combined with Gormlaith's own dark magic turns her body brittle and disintegrates her.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: She murdered her sister and brother-in-law because she thought they would lead her niece to marry a non-magical man. In doing so, her abuse drove Isolt to America, where - you guessed it - she married a non-magical man.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: She pursued Isolt from Ireland to the United States in order to try and kill her.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: When she learns her niece has been hiding in America, she disguises herself as a man to get on a ship to make the journey - unaware that it's exactly what Isolt did to get away from her almost a decade ago.
  • Taken for Granite: The dark magic she has imbibed to make herself more powerful has a bad reaction to William's poisoned arrow; her body is turned as solid and brittle as coal before shattering.
  • Wicked Stepmother: To her niece, Isolt Sayre, who she kidnapped after she murdered her parents.

    Tarquin McTavish 

A wizard who was imprisoned in Azkaban.

    Carlotta Pinkstone 

An activist witch who wished to repeal the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, resulting in several stints in Azkaban for blatant use of magic in front of Muggles.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Has red hair on her Famous Wizard Cards in the video games, but black hair in her Wizard of the Month profile.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: One of her protest signs read "STOP SPELL SUPPRESSION!"
  • Broken Masquerade: Her goal was to allow the existence of magic to be revealed to the Muggle population. Since the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy is still in place by Harry's time, we can presume that her efforts have been unsuccessful. Although since we haven't heard anything of her, things are open for interpretation as to whether she still continues to fights for her goals for not.
  • Canon Immigrant: Was only seen on a Famous Wizard Card in the non-canon video games prior to being a Wizard of the Month on J. K. Rowling's official website.
  • The Determinator: Despite being thrown into Azkaban several times for deliberately practicing magic in front of Muggles, she remained undeterred in her efforts to repeal the Statute of Secrecy.
  • Soapbox Sadie: She campaigned vigorously for the repeal of the Statute of Wizarding Secrecy.


A legendary Dark wizard. His attempt to attack a wizarding village resulted in his defeat at the hands of Illyius.

  • And Now You Must Marry Me: After kidnapping the witch Eliana, he wrote to her parents and demanded they marry her off to him, threatening to send his Dementors on the village if they refused.
  • Body Horror: How he died. His failed Patronus Charm resulted in maggots bursting from his wand and eating him alive.
  • Canon Immigrant: Along with Illyius and Eliana, he had only appeared in the Wonderbook: Book of Spells Augmented Reality video game prior to being mentioned on Pottermore.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Raczidian found himself unable to cast a Patronus because he was not pure of heart.
  • Foil: Much like Lord Voldemort, Raczidian was a Dark wizard who was eventually defeated by an orphan because he underestimated the power of White Magic, which resulted in his own spell backfiring. But unlike Voldemort, who loved no one but himself, Raczidian's love for Eliana (or at the very least Lust) was what drove him to commit the act that would spell his undoing.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His attempt at casting a Patronus Charm backfired, killing him.
  • Too Clever by Half: While he seems to have been a skilled wizard, he overestimated his ability to cast a Patronus Charm successfully without any negative effects.

    Willy Widdershins 

A wizard who repeatedly engaged in Muggle-baiting pranks, some of which caused serious bodily harm to innocent Muggles and risked the Statute of Secrecy. When the authorities caught up to him, he became a spy for Dolores Umbridge in exchange for a lighter sentence... only to cause even more Muggle-baiting mayhem and be convicted.

  • Alliterative Name: Willy Widdershins.
  • Bandaged Face: He was badly injured in his capture and his head wrapped in bandages. These came in handy when he becomes a spy who Dolores Umbridge and uses said bandages to hide his appearance while in the Hog's Head.
  • Deadly Prank: Well, he didn't kill anyone, but regurgitating toilets and finger-biting doorknobs could have very well killed someone.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Getting horribly injured by his spell backfiring (the same spell he used on dozens of Muggles, no less) and being forced to work for Umbridge could've caused him to rethink his life. Instead he goes right back to maiming Muggles for laughs, this time so badly that St. Mungo's hospital is forced to intervene.
  • It Amused Me: He enchanted toilets to regurgitate on Muggles and sold them doorknobs that bit their fingers off. Because he thought it was funny.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His regurgitating toilet spell backfired on him, causing severe injuries. Clearly he didn't learn his lesson, since afterwards he went right back to harassing Muggles, which resulted in his conviction.
  • Plea Bargain: Agreed to spy on Harry for Dolores Umbridge in exchange for a lighter sentence, which speaks volumes towards his and Umbridge's attitudes towards Muggles.

Educators and Students

The Hogwarts Founders

    Godric Gryffindor 

Professor Godric Gryffindor

One of the four founders of Hogwarts, and creator of Gryffindor House.

  • Action Hero: Gryffindor was known for his bravery, chivalry and excellent duelling skills.
  • Alliterative Name: All the Hogwarts founders have them.
  • Ancestral Weapon: The Sword of Gryffindor was enchanted by him and personally placed inside the Sorting Hat, to be used by any worthy Gryffindor.
  • All-Loving Hero: He was stated to have been the most tolerant and accepting of the four founders when it came to Muggle-borns being accepted into Hogwarts! He was also known for his sense of fairness and respectfulness, as demonstrated in his choice to wield both a sword and a wand for when facing both Muggles and Wizards respectively.
  • Animal Motifs: In keeping with the lion motif of his house, all illustrations of him evoke a lion-like shape with a large mane of hair.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The accounts of his kind heart are well documented, but Griffindor was not afraid to strike an opponent down if the situation called for it, such as when he threatened to unsheathe his sword against Ragnuk The First and his followers.
  • Competitive Balance: Gryffindor was exceptional among the other founders in Duelling and Transfiguration, and his difference to the duelling style of his opponents also showed a desire to challenge himself and prove his worth and courage.
  • Creating Life: Godric brought the Sorting Hat to life and infused it with his own personality in order to judge Hogwarts students.
  • Good Is Not Soft: A good man, and he wasn't afraid to fight, see Beware the Nice Ones above for more on this.
  • Iconic Item: His goblin-made silver sword. It can only be summoned from the Sorting Hat by someone who displays exceptional courage.
  • Living Clothes: The Sorting Hat was his own hat which he Transfigured after the founders couldn't decide on how to sort students.
  • Magic Knight: Assuming that he didn't just use that sword to look cool.
  • Meaningful Rename: Gryffindor was born in a moor that was eventually renamed to Godric's Hollow.
  • Soul-Cutting Blade: Gryffindor's sword is one of the most legendary magical weapons for a reason - it eventually develops the ability to kill fully enchanted Horcruxes.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Gryffindor was close friends with all three of the other founders, particularly Salazar Slytherin, but they grew apart due to Slytherin's distrust of muggle-born wizards.

    Helga Hufflepuff 

Professor Helga Hufflepuff
One of the four founders of Hogwarts, and creator of Hufflepuff House.
  • Alliterative Name: All the Hogwarts founders have them.
  • Animal Motifs: The badger, which she gave to the Hogwarts House that bears her name. In the film version, her cup has the image of a badger on its side and the Pottermore illustration depicts it with the carved face of a badger.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Implied. If you get the knocks to the entrance to the Hufflepuff Common Room wrong, it drenches you in vinegar. She built the common room.
  • Competitive Balance: Hufflepuff was exceptional among the other founders in Charms (especially food) and inventing magical devices.
  • Iconic Item: Her magic golden cup, engraved with a badger.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Her teaching philosophy boiled down to treating all students equally and teaching them everything she knew without prejudice.
  • Nice to the Waiter: She was responsible for the employment of house-elves at Hogwarts so they would have decent and safe working conditions.
  • Undying Loyalty: Hufflepuff showed it and valued it in her students.

    Rowena Ravenclaw 

Professor Rowena Ravenclaw
Played by: Lynne Pearson (Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey)

One of the four founders of Hogwarts, and creator of Ravenclaw House.

  • Alliterative Name: All the Hogwarts founders have them.
  • Animal Motifs: The eagle, which she gave to the Hogwarts House that bears her name. The film version of her diadem is shaped like an eagle.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She designed the ever changing floor plan and moving stairs. Looking to invade? Good luck finding your way around!
  • Brainy Brunette: Portraits indicate that she has brown hair, and she is the founder of the House renowned for smart people, after all.
  • Competitive Balance: Ravenclaw was exceptional among the other founders in Charming objects, magical art and architecture.
  • Cool Crown: Her magic silver-and-sapphire diadem, which was said to enhance the wisdom of its wearer.
  • Death by Despair: Is said to have died of a broken heart. She fell fatally ill, though her daughter Helena running away and stealing her wisdom-enhancing diadem certainly exacerbated it.
  • Homeschooled Kids: Downplayed. Rowena taught her own daughter, Helena, at Hogwarts.
  • Iconic Item: Her magic diadem, engraved with her favourite quote, "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."
  • Lady of Black Magic: One of the greatest witches of her time famed for her wisdom and skills in charms, and noted to have a beautiful, austere look about her in the books.
  • The Smart Guy: Her wisdom was valued highly by the other founders. She eventually charmed a diadem that would enhance the wisdom of whoever wore it.

    Salazar Slytherin 

Professor Salazar Slytherin

One of the four founders of Hogwarts, and creator of Slytherin House and the Chamber of Secrets.

  • Alliterative Name: All the Hogwarts founders have them.
  • Animal Motifs: The serpent, which he gave to the Hogwarts House that bears his name. He could speak to snakes and his locket has a stylized snake in the shape of an "S" etched upon it. Additionally, his face is described as looking like that of a monkey.
  • Bald of Evil / Beard of Evil: He had no hair on his head, but an impressive Wizard Beard.
  • Competitive Balance: Slytherin was exceptional among the other founders in Leglimency and Parseltongue. Duh.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For the franchise whole. In addition to the Chamber of Secrets and the monster he left down there, his family continues his prejudice against Muggles, with one of them becoming the greatest Dark Wizard of all time who nearly succeeded in ruling the world.
  • Fantastic Racism: Was an early proponent of blood purity.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: His plan with the Chamber of Secrets boiled down to this, hoping that his true descendant would find it and use the basilisk inside to purge the school of Muggle-borns.
  • Iconic Item: His golden locket with a jewelled letter S on the front.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Parseltongue, the ability to speak with snakes, is so strongly attached to him that any Parselmouth is automatically assumed to be his descendant.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Among the four Hogwarts founders.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Slytherin was close friends with all three of the other founders, particularly Godric Gryffindor, but they grew apart due to Slytherin's distrust of muggle-born wizards.


    Benedita Dourado 

A South American witch and Headmistress of Castelobruxo during The '60s.

  • I Will Show You X: A friendly version. After Armando Dippet, who was then Headmaster of Hogwarts, complained about Peeves, Benedita laughed and offered to send Caipora to the Forbidden Forest to show him what real trouble was like.


Merlin, Prince of Enchanters

The most famous wizard of all time, Merlin was a medieval wizard who later served in the Court of King Arthur. The Muggle anti-discrimination society he helped found, the Order of Merlin, was eventually turned into an award by the Ministry of Magic to reward greatness achieved by those in the magical community.

  • Ambition Is Evil: Averted. While he was sorted into Slytherin, the former Trope Namer, his wild ambitions were apparently centred on equality between the magical and non-magic communities.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Since King Arthur lived at least couple centuries before Hogwarts was founded,note  it's unclear if Merlin attending Hogwarts is a case of Artistic Licence or whether he came to Hogwarts after Camelot.
  • Irony: Merlin - a master of White Magic, one of the earliest champions of Muggle rights, founder of the Order of Merlin as an anti-Muggle discrimination society, and who helped to create the first laws prohibiting the use of spells on Muggles - was sorted into Slytherin House at Hogwarts. Other Slytherins take great pride in having Merlin as one of their own, but seem to ignore the more progressive things he did after he left school.
  • Oh My Gods!: Following his death, unusual curses like "Merlin's beard!" and the more profane "Merlin's pants!", "Merlin's most baggy Y-fronts!", and "Merlin's saggy left—" entered the wizarding lexicon. Hogwarts Mystery adds "What in the name of Merlin's Favourite Fluffy Bathrobe?!" as another one.
  • Public Domain Character: His name, general appearance and many of his character traits are shared with his classic mythological portrayal.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Much of his Potter-canon life remains a mystery even In-Universe, to the point where no one knows where he was even buried.
  • White Magic: Was a master of Charms, earning him his nickname, and some sources believe he may have invented the Disarming Charm, Harry's Signature Move.

    Morgan le Fay

One of if not the most famous dark witch of all time, Morgan (also called Morgana) le Fay was a medieval dark witch, Queen of Avalon and half-sister of King Arthur. She was the enemy of the great wizard Merlin.

    Harfang Munter 
Durmstrang's second Headmaster.
  • Klingon Promotion: His predecessor Nerida Vulchanova's death is stated to have occurred under mysterious circumstances, implying this at his hands.
  • Sketchy Successor: Is responsible for the first time Durmstrang got bad reputation.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Munter changed the school curriculum towards predominantly duels and martial magic.

    Isolt Sayre 
A witch from Ireland that, when young, was abducted by her aunt, Gormlaith Gaunt who killed her parents. When she is old enough to figure this out, she steals Gormlaith's wand and escapes to North America during its colonial period. Eventually she becomes a founder and co-headmistress of the Ilvermorny school of witchcraft and wizardry alongside her muggle husband, James Steward.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Used the wand of Salazar Slytherin, which she stole from her aunt.
  • Animal Motifs: Is associated with serpents like other descendants of Salazar, and names one of the Ilvermorny houses Horned Serpent after the creature she had befriended.
  • Blue Blood: Her mother was a Gaunt, a member of the Sacred Twenty-Eight wizarding families.
  • Foil: To her ancestor, Salazar Slytherin. Both are founding members of wizarding schools that would later become immensely well respected in the countries they reside in, both picked a serpent to represent their houses, both could understand serpents as well, and are purebloods. Unlike Salazar, Isolt lacks his elitist attitude and bigotry, to the point where she falls in love with, marries, and has children with a muggle, and cannot speak parsletongue herself. Salazar eventually left Hogwarts due to conflicts he had with the other members, while Isolt eventually became co-headmistress of her school, and she chose to name one of the Ilvermorny houses "Horned serpent" because she felt a kinship with the one she visited, which was wise, and helpful to her family - a much different relationship than what Salazar and his other descendants had with the Basilisk of Hogwarts.
  • Good Parents: With James towards their daughters and adoptive sons.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: With the muggle James Steward.
  • Parental Substitute: She and James become the adoptive parents of Chadwick and Webster Boot sometime after their parents' deaths.
  • Properly Paranoid: Ran all the way across the Atlantic and into Massachusetts to get away from her deranged aunt, fearing she would track her down to exact her revenge. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened.
  • Say My Name: When Gormlaith is about to kill James and kidnap their daughters, Isolt calls out her father's name, "William" without really thinking about it, and the pukwudgie she nicknamed "William" after her father aparates into the house, shoots Gormlaith with a poisoned arrow that kills her, and saves the day. William assumes Isolt meant to call out to him specifically, and was miffed that she only wanted him when there was a problem.
  • Significant Anagram: The muggle name she takes up, Elias Story, is an anagram of her real name Isolt Sayre.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Downplayed. As a descendant of Salazar Slytherin, she can understand what the horned serpent is saying to her, but she doesn't speak any parseltongue herself.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: She realizes that there's no point in telling William that when she yelled out his name during Gormlaith's attack, she just randomly screamed out her father's name, which happens to be who she nicknamed the pukwudgie after.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Cuts her hair short, then makes up and takes on the identity of "young muggle boy Elias Story" to throw her aunt off her tracks so she can escape to the new world. When she gets there, she goes off into the mountains, and the people who travelled with "him" come to the conclusion that "Elias Story" had been killed by the harsh winter.

    Rionach Steward 
The daughter of Isolt Sayer and James Steward, twin sister of Martha Steward II.

As an adult, she became Ilvermorny’s first defence against the dark arts teacher. Not wanting to continue the Slytherin family line, she decided to not marry and remain single.

  • Dead Guy Junior: Was named after her maternal grandmother, Rionach Sayre.
  • Foil: To Tom Riddle/Voldemort. Both are the children born of a Muggle–Mage Romance, are descendants of Salazar Slytherin, who’s mothers were from the Gaunt family, and never married. While Tom felt revulsion at his Muggle ancestry, and pride at the fact that he is a descendant of Salazar Slytherin, Rionach was unhappy with her Gaunt/Slytherin ancestry. Tom never married because he could not feel love, and so wasn’t interested in a relationship, while Rionach decided to stay single so that there would be no more descendants of Salazar. Toms parents played no part in raising him, while Rionach’s parents raised her. Tom also failed to become a D.A.D.A teacher at Hogwarts (founded in part by Salazar), while Rionach had no problems becoming the D.A.D.A teacher for ilvermorny (founded in part by her mother).
  • Irony: Rionach, a descendant of Salazar Slytherin, and distant relative of the Ax-Crazy, evil, dark arts using members of the English branch of the Gaunt family, was a defence against the dark arts teacher.
  • Last of His Kind: Invoked (or at least attempted) by Rionach herself. Since her sister was a Squib, Rionach stayed single so as to not pass on her Slytherin ancestry, making her the last one who might have the same powers as Salazar. Unfortunately, she was not aware that her mother was from the Irish branch of the Gaunt family tree.
  • There Is Another: A variation. In an attempt to not pass on her Gaunt ancestry, she decided to be single for her whole life, making her the last descendant of Salazar Slytherin. She didn’t know about the other branch of the Gaunt family, although considering the end result of their continued existence, her “better safe than sorry” type approach might have been for the best, lest someone else try to follow in great-something-granddaddy Salazar’s footsteps.

    Nerida Vulchanova 
A Bulgarian witch who founded the Durmstrang Institute in 1294.
  • An Immigrant's Tale: Hers seems to be one, considering she's a Bulgarian witch who founded a wizarding school in the Nordic lands and became its (likely incumbent) Headmistress.
  • Klingon Promotion: Her death is stated to have occurred under mysterious circumstances, implying this.
  • Our Founder: to Durmstrang.
  • Sketchy Successor: Had one in Harfang Munter.


    Babajide Akingbade 

An African politican and graduate of the Uagadou School of Magic, notable for replacing Albus Dumbledore as Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards in the first year of Voldemort's return.

  • All There in the Manual: The name of Dumbledore's successor as Supreme Mugwump was not given until after the creation of Pottermore.
  • Unexpected Successor: Especially important given that Dumbledore was never reinstated as Supreme Mugwump, even though he was allowed back into the ICW.

    Elfrida Clagg 

Chieftainess Elfrida Clagg

Chieftainess of the Wizards' Council during the 17th century.

    Nobby Leach 

British Minister for Magic from 1962-1968.

  • Executive Meddling:invoked It is rumoured that he helped the British National Quidditch team win the World Cup in 1966, a claim he always denied.
  • Fantastic Racism: As the first Muggle-born Minister for Magic, he was no stranger to it. After being appointed Minister, several older members of the Wizengamot resigned in protest, and he was eventually removed from office as part of a plot that may or may not have involved Draco Malfoy's grandfather, Abraxas Malfoynote .
  • Foreshadowing: Leach was the first Muggle-born British Minister for Magic, paving the way for Hermione Granger.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Was forced to leave office, succeeded by Eugenia Jenkins, after mysteriously contracting an illness rendering him unable to fulfil his duties.

Wizarding Families

    The Potter Family 

Harry's wizarding ancestors, from the Peverells to his grandparents.

  • Absurdly Elderly Mother: Harry’s paternal grandparents were older, even by wizarding standards when his grandmother, Euphemia, gave birth to his dad, James. Considering that James’s dad, Fleamont, was an adult in the 1920s (his name appears in both Fantastic Beasts films) and James was born in 1960, she was probably at least sixty when he was born (assuming Fleamont and Euphemia were roughly the same age).
  • Aerith and Bob: Weird names like Linfred and Fleamont stand alongside slightly uncommon names like Ralston and Euphemia in addition to perfectly common names like Henry, James and Harry.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Ignotus Peverell's Cloak of Invisibility, one of the Deathly Hallows, has been with the Potter family since Hardwin Potter married Iolanthe Peverell, Ignotus' granddaughter.
  • Blue Blood: Up until Harry was born, they were pure-blooded, but excluded from the Sacred Twenty-Eight (a registry of British pure-blood families) due to Henry Potter's outspoken pro-Muggle views and the unfounded suspicion that they had intermarried with Muggles due to how common the name "Potter" is in the Muggle world.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Euphemia and Fleamont took Sirius in and treated him like a second son, despite the fact that he came from one of the darkest families in the Wizarding World; all they saw was a boy who needed a home... so they gave it.
  • Heroic Lineage: A major aversion. The Potters were a perfectly minor wizarding family that were mostly bystanders for most of history and rarely did anything notable; they were content to just live their quiet lives. Harry is the first widely renowned member of his family.
  • Irony: Harry's family made their fortune in potions, were the inventors of Skele-Gro and the Pepperup Potion, yet he is famously terrible at the subject (no thanks to a certain Professor Snape). A further irony is the fact that in the course of his adventures, Harry has often made use of Skele-Gro and Pepperup Potion, without knowing that they were invented by his ancestors.
  • Modest Royalty: They were a wealthy, pure-blooded wizarding family, but preferred a quiet life. That is, until Harry ensured they would be remembered for generations.
    Pottermore description: The Potter family is a very old one, but it was never (until the birth of Harry James Potter) at the very forefront of wizarding history, contenting itself with a solid and comfortable existence in the backwaters.
  • Our Founder: Linfred of Stinchcombe, an eccentric wizard who made potions to help both wizards and muggles, was called "The Potterer" because of his nomadic nature. This would be corrupted into Potter, the family name. Ignotus Peverell also counts, as his granddaughter Iolanthe married Hardwin Potter, Linfred's son, and thereby brought the Cloak of Invisibility into the family.
  • Unfortunate Names: Fleamont Potter, Harry's grandfather. He was teased so mercilessly that he would challenge his classmates to duels when they made fun of his name. It's likely that he and his wife Euphemia gave their son the common name of James to make his life easier.

    The Malfoy Family 

Draco Malfoy's wizarding ancestors, beginning with the wizard Armand Malfoy.

  • Been There, Shaped History:
    • Armand arrived in Britain with William the Conqueror as part of the Norman army.
    • Supposedly, the first Lucius Malfoy was an unsuccessful aspirant to the hand of Elizabeth I. Her staunch opposition to marriage is rumored to be a result of a jinx he placed on her after she spurned his advances.
  • Blue Blood: The family has so much wealth that none of them have ever had to work for a living.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While the family championed the pure-blood doctrine, they were aware of the issues inbreeding causes and would marry half-bloods if necessary (unlike the Gaunts or Lestranges).
  • Irony: Despite the current generations' staunch belief in Pure Blood supremacy, their ancestors were well-ingrained with high Muggle society prior to the imposition of the Statue of Secrecy and actually argued against it.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The family has always preferred influencing the Ministry from behind the scenes while letting the actual officials do all the paperwork and take responsibility for any failures. It is said that in the eighteenth century, Septimus Malfoy was the real Minister for Magic and Minister Unctuous Osbert was merely his puppet.

Other Characters

    Archie Aymslowe 
"I'm not putting them on. I like a healthy breeze around my privates, thanks."

A British wizard and president of the activist movement Fresh Air Refreshes Totally, who refuses to wear Muggle clothes in public.

    Saint Mungo 

Saint Mungo Bonham

Founder of St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.

    Chadwick Boot 
The adoptive son of Isolt Sayre and James Steward, brother of Webster Boot. While on a vacation with his original family in North America, they were attacked by a hidebehind. His parents died in the attack, but he and his brother were saved by Isolt Sayre and William the pukwudgie. When he was older, he and Webster helped defend their home from their evil step aunt Gormlaith Gaunt. As an adult, he married the witch Josefina Calderon, a healer from Mexico, and the Calderon-Boot family would go on to become one of the most prominent wizarding families in America. Exceptionally skilled with charms, he wrote a seven-volume book set called “Chadwick’s Charms”, which became standard textbooks used in Ilvermorney’s curriculum.
  • The Cameo: Not Chadwick himself, but his book set, Chadwick’s Charms, are in the apartment Tina and Queenie share in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: While most likely due to paranoia from what he overheard Isolt say about Gormlaith when he was a child, his nightmares about her creeping through the woods towards Ilvormorney proved to be terrifyingly accurate when it finally happened for real, described by the text as seeing “-his nightmare made true”.
  • Go Through Me: Rushes out to try to keep Gormlaith from entering Ilvormorney and harming his family.
  • Happily Adopted: Along with his brother.
  • Properly Paranoid: He overheard his parents discussing his deranged great-aunt and became afraid she would return to exact her revenge. She does just that.
  • Sibling Team: Duels alongside Webster against Gormlaith, when she attacks Ilvormorney. Their wands count as well in a sense, having twin cores.
  • Situational Sword: Chadwick and Webster’s wands react to Gormlaith’s Parseltongue, and instead of becoming inactive like Salazar Slytherin’s wand, were able to sense the danger to the brothers, and made sounds to wake them up and warn them. Since their wands have twin cores, using them together against the same enemy increases their power tenfold.
  • Spanner in the Works: Gormlaith's plan to kill Isolt and James and abduct their twin daughters didn't account for him or his brother. Together, they are able to thwart her.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Played with. While skilled enough to surprise Gormlaith that a random Wizard several decades her junior, was able to hold his own against her in a one-on-one duel, holding his own was all he could manage to do, even with his brother joining, making it a two-on-one duel, and their wands twin cores making both ten times stronger against the same enemy.
  • Worthy Opponent: During their duel, Gormlaith grudgingly admits he's well-trained.

    Webster Boot 
The adoptive son of Isolt Sayre and James Steward, brother of Chadwick Boot. While on a vacation with his original family in North America, they were attacked by a hidebehind. His parents died in the attack, but he and his brother were saved by Isolt Sayre and William the pukwudgie. When he was older, he and Chadwick helped defend their home from their evil step aunt Gormlaith Gaunt. As an adult, he become an Auror for hire, and later went to live in England, after falling in love with a Scottish witch who worked for the ministry of magic. The two settled down, and his descendants would go to school at Hogwarts.
  • Happily Adopted: Along with his brother.
  • Hired Guns: Became an Auror for hire as an adult.
  • Sibling Team: Duels alongside Chadwick against Gormlaith, when she attacks Ilvormorney. Their wands count as well in a sense, having twin cores.
  • Situational Sword: Webster and Chadwick’s wands react to Gormlaith’s Parseltongue, and instead of becoming inactive like Salazar Slytherin’s wand, were able to sense the danger to the brothers, and made sounds to wake them up and warn them. Since their wands have twin cores, using them together against the same enemy increases their power tenfold.
  • Spanner in the Works: Gormlaith's plan to kill Isolt and James and abduct their twin daughters didn't account for him or his brother. Together, they are able to thwart her.

    Lisette de Lapin 
A 15th-century French witch convicted of witchcraft. She disappeared the night before her execution. Legend has it she escaped by turning into a white rabbit before leaving for England.

    Daisy Dodderidge 

A landlady and founder of the Leaky Cauldron.

    Corvinus Gaunt 

An 18th-century plumber who hid the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets when the installation of a plumbing system at Hogwarts threatened its secret hiding place in what would later become the girl’s bathroom.

  • Almighty Janitor: Who else could turn a magical sewer system into a comfortable transportation system for a basilisk?
  • Blue Blood: As a Gaunt, he was part of the Sacred Twenty-Eight wizarding families.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His plumbing skills proved vital in the creation of the Chamber of Secrets' hidden entrance, in what is now Moaning Myrtle's bathroom.
  • Spanner in the Works: The proposal to install plumbing at Hogwarts threatened to reveal the location of the Chamber of Secrets, but Corvinus was responsible for making sure that the Chamber remained hidden by integrating the entrance into a plumbing fixture and bathroom sink.

    Lyall Lupin 

A wizard who was a world-renowned expert on Non-Human Spirituous Apparitions and the father of Remus Lupin.

  • Good Parents: From what we know of him, he loved his son dearly and did his best to take care of him, lycantrophy be damned.
  • It's All My Fault: The man never forgave himself for insulting Greyback and indirectly causing Remus's condition.
  • Moment of Weakness: The mockery from his peers is what caused him to lose his temper and call werewolves "soulless, evil, deserving nothing but death."
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's decidedly a jerk to Greyback, but the man is completely and utterly right about who and what Greyback is, so we'll let him off.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: His wife Hope was a muggle.
  • No Respect Guy: Despite being an expert on dark creatures, he was mocked by the other members of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures since he previously primarily dealt with Boggarts.
  • Only Sane Man: He was the only member of the werewolf committee who recognized that Greyback bore many signs of being one and suggested they keep him in custody during the full moon to make sure he wasn't lying. He was laughed off.
  • Rescue Romance: Zigzagged. He met his future wife when she was wandering across a forest and encountered a Boggart, which he banished. He later confessed that she wasn't in any actual danger, but by then she had already fallen in love with him and didn't care.

    Rionach Sayre (née Gaunt) 
A 17th century-era Irish witch and member of the House of Gaunt who married fellow pureblood wizard William Sayre, with whom they had a daughter, Isolt. Despite this, the couple were charitable to Muggles, earning them the hatred of Rionach's sister, Gormlaith, an advocate of pureblood supremacy. Eventually, Gormlaith murdered the couple, but failed to capture Isolt, who managed to escape to the New World.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to her sister's Cain. Gormlaith despised Rionach for consorting with Muggles and eventually killed her.
  • White Sheep: She was a rare gem in a house that almost exclusively consisted of dark wizards, pureblood supremacists, and/or mentally unstable people.

    Violet Tillyman 

A 19th-century British witch and husband of Albert Tillyman, infamous for her mysterious disappearance, a scandalous affair and misuse of the Floo Network.

    Donaghan Tremlett 
Played by: Steve Mackey

The bassist of the musical group The Weird Sisters.

    Dorcus Twelvetrees 

An American socialite and daughter of the Keeper of Treasure and Dragots for MACUSA. Her wand was stolen by Bartholomew Barebone, who took it to the No-Maj media, causing one of the largest breaches of the Statute of Secrecy in recorded history.

    Orford Umbridge 
The father of Dolores Umbridge. He was married to a Muggle woman, Ellen Cracknell, and worked as a janitor at the Ministry of Magic.
  • Abusive Parents: He hated his son for being a Squib. After he divorced his wife and she took their son with her, he never bothered to see either of them again.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Dolores was ashamed of him because he was only a lowly janitor, and had no desire to be laughed at by her colleagues in the Ministry for being his daughter. She convinced him to retire early and told everyone that she was instead the daughter of a deceased Wizengamot member, covering her tracks by disposing of anyone who asked too many questions about her family.
  • Awful Wedded Life: Orford constantly fought with his wife and blamed her Muggle heritage for their son being born a Squib. They divorced when Dolores was fifteen.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hated Squibs, and blamed his Muggle wife when their son turned out to be one.
  • I Have No Son!: He disowned his Squib son after divorcing his wife. Later, he would be on the receiving end of this trope when Dolores, not wanting to be known as a janitor's daughter throughout her career in the Ministry of Magic, promised him a small financial allowance in exchange for retiring from the public eye.
  • Jerkass: By all accounts, he was a terrible father and husband. It's not hard to see how Dolores became the way she is after being raised by him.
  • Lazy Bum: He had no higher ambition than working as a janitor in the Ministry of Magic. His lowly position greatly frustrated Dolores, who eventually severed all ties with him and pretended she was a daughter of a Wizengamot member to rise up through the Ministry ranks.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's not in the books, but his lousy parenting provides a Freudian Excuse for one of the most evil villains in the series.

    Uric, the Oddball 
An eccentric and lunatic wizard that lived in the Middle Ages.
  • Amusing Injuries: He lived with fifty pet Augureys, whose continuous moaning one winter convinced him that he had become a ghost. His subsequent attempts to walk through a wall resulted in a ten-day-long concussion.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: If his being sorted into Ravenclaw (the Hogwarts house that values wisdom) is of any indication, he was likely very intelligent despite his eccentricities.
  • The Mad Hatter: He wasn't called "the Oddball" for nothing.
  • Nice Hat: He used a jellyfish as one.
  • Not Helping Your Case: His attempt to prove to the wizarding society that listening the call of the magical bird Fwooper wouldn't led the listeners to insanity when he showed up wearing nothing, except a dead badger as a hat.

    Angus Buchanan 
A world famous squib known throughout both the wizarding and Muggle worlds.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After spending his childhood pretending to be something he's not and getting kicked out of the house when he's exposed, Angus eventually becomes the most famous Squib in history, especially since he is well known by both wizards and Muggles.
  • Historical Domain Character: Angus Buchanan was actually a real person, but in the Wizarding World universe he's also a Squib.
  • Snowball Lie: Angus spent most of his childhood pretending to be a wizard, with his brothers and sisters covering for him by performing acts of magic and letting Angus take responsibility. Once Angus was eleven, however, they had to forge him a Hogwarts acceptance letter and buy him a wand, claiming that it had chosen him. It wasn't until the Sorting Hat itself spilled the beans that anyone found out that he was a Squib, and his parents didn't take this discovery very well.

    Celestina Warbeck 
A famous singer in the Wizarding World. Her songs are mentioned in the books occasionally.
  • Cool Old Lady: By 2014, she's 97-years-old and her career is still going strong.
  • The Ghost: Only ever mentioned in the books, though the video games featured a Chocolate Frog card of her. She finally made a proper appearance in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which also finally gave lyrics to her songs.
  • Hero of Another Story: Rowling considers her one of her favourite "off-page" characters in the series.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: In her downtime, she likes to breed and raise Crups (magical dogs that look like fork-tailed Jack Russell Terriers).
  • Jazz: Her main genre of music; it's even described as "jazzy" in the books.

Dumbledore’s spinster aunt whom he mentions in Beedle the Bard. The only thing that’s known about her is that she broke off an engagement supposedly because her fiancé had a "hairy heart" (a Wizarding expression that means unfeeling). However, it's rumored that she actually broke it off because she caught him fondling horklumps.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It’s unclear if she’s Dumbledore’s maternal or paternal aunt. Some translations in languages where there are different words for aunts and uncles depending on their exact relation list her as father’s older sister.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Horklumps are phallic looking magical mushrooms.
  • The Ghost: She’s only mentioned in passing in one of the supplemental books. Given that both of her nephews are in their 110s during the books’ time, she’s probably dead. There’s also always the possibility of her appearing in Fantastic Beasts in capacity.
  • Maiden Aunt: It’s mentioned she never married.


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