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    Ravenclaw Tropes

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning
Will always find their kind.
The Sorting Hat

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

Notable Ravenclaws include Helena Ravenclaw, Myrtle Elizabeth Warren, Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang, Filius Flitwick, Roger Davies, and Gilderoy Lockhart.

  • Academic Alpha Bitch: The worst of Ravenclaws are prone to backstabbing one another if it means higher rankings amongst themselves.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The house colors, at least, were changed from the original blue/bronze to blue/silver because the gold/yellow for Gryffindor and Hufflepuff was so similar that, from a visual design perspective, it was more balanced for the house to share a color with Slytherin.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the films, Ravenclaw's Animal Motif is changed from an eagle to a raven.
  • Animal Motifs: Wise, noble Ravenclaw is associated with wise noble eagles.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Not only are Ravenclaws very intelligent, but also many Ravenclaws are very attractive. Notably Harry, Ron and Ginny (and Neville, going by the film's canon) all get love interests from Ravenclaw.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: As Pottermore points out, Ravenclaw may be filled with geniuses, but a lot of those geniuses are pretty darn weird (Uric the Oddball, for example, was sorted into Ravenclaw). Of course, there's Luna, too.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Their heraldic colors are blue and bronze, meant to represent the sky and an eagle's feathers respectively.
  • Ditzy Genius: The description on Pottermore states that one of its lesser-known values is eccentricity, and has graduated quite a few Ditzy Geniuses over the years.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride, which in turn, leads to them backstabbing one another to get what they want.
  • Four-Element Ensemble: Represents Air among the four Houses, reflected by their most prominent staff member, Filius Flitwick, who is first introduced teaching students to make feathers fly, and their common room being in one of the highest towers.
  • Hufflepuff House: Though not as bad as the Trope Namer. Harry's love interest Cho and Honorary True Companion Luna do give the house a bit of focus.
  • Ironic Name: Ravenclaw, the house that values wit and intelligence like the titular bird, is associated with an eagle.
  • Meaningful Name: Ravenclaw values wit and intelligence. Ravens and other corvids are among the smartest birds in the animal kingdom, so it's not surprising that they would be in the House name.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: In addition to their brains, a lot of Ravenclaw students are said to be good-looking.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: Their mascot is an eagle.
  • Riddle Me This: How to get into the common room, as compared to other houses, who use passwords. They use an unconventional variation of the trope, however, because their riddle system seems to value verbal intelligence at least as much as true knowledge or abstract thinking. The riddles themselves are unsolvable koans, and as Ms. McGonagall shows in the last book, some equally witty wordplay is enough to make a correct answer.
  • The Smart Guy: The majority of Ravenclaw's residents tend be the more academically capable students at Hogwarts.
  • The Spock: Members of Ravenclaw House tend to be very logical and analytical, sometimes to the point of appearing cold and unfeeling, but they aren't so rigid that they'll throw the rest of the school under the bus.
  • Teen Genius: Since Ravenclaw values wisdom and cleverness, the brightest academics of Hogwarts are often from the Ravenclaw house.

    Luna Lovegood
Portrayed by: Evanna Lynch
Voiced by: Lupita Leal (Latin American Spanish), Monique Marques (Brazilian Portuguese)

"[All] my shoes have mysteriously disappeared. I suspect the nargles are behind it."

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

Nineteen years later, she is married to Rolf Scamander, grandson of the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, becomes a wizard naturalist and discovers new species of magical beasts (but not the Crumple-Horned Snorkack), and has twin sons named Lorcan and Lysander.

  • Action Girl: Participates in the Ministry fight during the fifth book and holds her own in the final battle in the last book.
  • Adorkable: She isn't really a nerd, but she sure is socially a good way.
  • Agent Mulder: A deconstruction of the trope. Agent Mulders tend to prevail, but most of Luna's wackier beliefs end up wrong or at least unproven, and Rowling says she learns to be a little bit more skeptical in her adulthood.
  • Alice Allusion: How intentional they are is difficult to gauge, but Luna has many Alice in Wonderland parallels to her; she's a young blonde girl with an (over)active imagination, is associated with hares and rabbits and often seen as "mad".
  • Alliterative Name: Luna Lovegood.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Many Hogwarts students would bully her, calling her Loony and stealing her possessions.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Some fans wonder if she's got something diagnosable, due to her "quirks."
  • Animal Motifs: Her Patronus is a hare. Like a Moon Rabbit! It might be an Alice in Wonderland reference.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: When being a Quidditch commentator.
  • Babies Ever After: Has twin sons with Rolf Scamander.
  • Badass Adorable: An dorky, badass witch.
  • Badass Bookworm: Luna is an intelligent, perceptive, serene Ravenclaw (she views the Ravenclaw tower's entry riddles as fascinating philosophical conundrums)... who held her own against Bellatrix Lestrange, survived being imprisoned and tortured in Malfoy Manor, helped spearhead the resistance to Snape, fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries (and after being knocked out came around in time to mind Ron and Ginny when they were wounded) and went back to Hogwarts shortly after being rescued from Malfoy Manor to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts (where at one point she stepped up to the plate and took on Harry's traditional role of driving away Dementors).
  • Badass in Distress: For a time in Deathly Hallows, when she gets held hostage with Ollivander by Voldemort.
  • Barefoot Loon: Involuntary example. Luna is considered crazy by most of her peers and, in the films, has her shoes stolen by other students.
  • Berserk Button: People insulting the Quibbler.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Luna "Loony" Lovegood, who, similar to her nickname, is... eccentric, something that she gets from her father. Despite her pacifistic nature, she proves herself repeatedly as a very capable witch.
  • Be Yourself:
    "The key to Luna is that she has that unbelievably rare quality of actually not giving a damn what anyone else thinks of her. Now, if we as adults say honestly how many people we’ve known like that I think very many of us would say uh none! And Luna’s like that. She doesn’t actually care. She’s so comfortable with being different. She’s fearless." –J. K. Rowling
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Blonde to Hermione's Brunette and Ginny's Redhead.
  • Breakout Character: Even though she didn't appear until the fifth installment, Luna quickly became one of the most memorable and beloved characters. Her portrayal by Evanna Lynch only increased her character's popularity. In fact, IGN listed Luna Lovegood as their 12th top Harry Potter character, saying that looniness made her a "delight". Empire Magazine listed Luna as their 10th favorite Harry Potter character in "The 25 Greatest Harry Potter Characters". A public vote conducted by the books' publisher Bloomsbury in 2011 saw her finish sixth.
  • Break the Cutie: When her mother died, and when she was bullied. You wouldn't know that it bothered her if you saw her, though.
  • Brutal Honesty: Harry finds it an uncomfortable habit of hers.
    • "I liked the D.A. It was like having friends."
    • (on Ron) "He's not very nice sometimes, is he?"
    • "People expect you to have cooler friends than us."
  • Character Development: An off-screen example. Rowling states Luna learns to be more skeptical as an adult.
  • Characterization Marches On: In Order of the Phoenix, in which she debuted, though generally serene, she would get visibly angry when her and her father's crazy views got questioned or insulted. That trait basically disappeared for the last two books. It probably does help that Hermione basically gave up trying to correct her.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: As a Charm Point; talk of Nargles and random streams of consciousness. In Half-Blood Prince this is a Deconstructed Trope as it is brought up that Luna faces the treatment that many real life Cloudcuckoolanders face during the educational years. She has, for example, always been an easy target of teasing by other students and, before her 4th year, her only friend was Ginny. Neither of these facts seem to bother her especially much, though.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Has a variety of both ridiculous and relatively credible conspiracy theories. While the Arbitrary Skepticism for her imaginary animals might be justified, the skepticism for the conspiracies is... not. The Wizarding world is so riddled with secret plots that the only reason the stuff Luna believes seems silly is that is sounds silly. And silly they do sound:
    • She thinks that the Aurors are part of the 'rotfang' conspiracy which is trying to bring down the Ministry of Magic by a combination of dark magic and gum disease.
    • Rufus Scrimgeour is a vampire, and the Ministry has an army of heliopaths, which are based on a handful of eyewitness reports.
    • Voldemort had just spent the previous year helping Harry win the Triwizard Tournament.
    • People in the government are trying to kill Harry.
    • Someone will try to secretly overthrow the Ministry of Magic.
    • The last three turn out to be completely accurate In-Universe: Voldemort sent Barty Crouch Jr., disguised as Mad-Eye Moody to ensure that Harry won the Tournament, Voldemort has Imperiused high-ranking members of the government with orders to capture/kill Potter, and in the end, Voldemort kills the Minister of Magic and installs a puppet leadership under his control with the majority of the Wizarding world none the wiser. Makes you rethink the nargles a little, doesn't it?
  • Creepy Good: She is a mild version of this, in that she spouts horrific conspiracy theories and seems to be attuned to whole levels of magic the other characters can't access. She even gets stuck with the nickname "Loony Lovegood" because everyone else thinks she's crazy. Her serene manner might be off-putting to people at first.
  • Cuckoolander Commentator: During the last Quidditch match of the sixth book. While the game goes on she tends to draw attention to unrelated things like unusually shaped clouds or claiming that a Hufflepuff Chaser (who's failed to maintain the Quaffle for more than a few seconds) is suffering from "Loser's Lurgy".
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: She actually guessed correctly on a couple of things (see Conspiracy Theorist).
  • Cultured Badass: When not fighting Death Eaters or standing up to Harry's critics, she's rhapsodizing about the meaning of life (and death) or having philosophical debates with a door knocker.
  • Cute Witch: Even as a teen, Luna is an adorable witch.
  • The Cutie: She's easy to fall in love with.
  • Daddy's Girl: After the death of her mother, Luna was primarily raised by her father. As such, the two have a very close bond.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Downplayed. Luna witnessed her mother's death when she was nine and was a target for bullying when she entered Hogwarts. However, she was lovingly cared for her by her father and genuinely didn't care what other people thought about her.
  • Dissonant Serenity: At least from everyone else's point of view.
  • Ditzy Genius: While being a Cloudcuckoolander, she pulls out one genius move after another when it counts.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Well, it might be a stretch to say that she doesn't like them, as she seems comfortable wearing them most of the time, but when she temporarily loses her shoes (due to a prank by unnamed students) and is made to walk around barefoot, she treats the situation with her usual serenity.
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted. Luna has blonde hair and her weird demeanor often suggests that she's not bright. However, it later turns out that only is Luna more perceptive than she seems and Rowling confirmed Luna is just as smart as Hermione.
  • Eccentric Artist: She's both a Cloudcuckoolander and a talented artist who decorated her bedroom ceiling with a beautiful painting.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She wears a sunflower in hers when attending Bill and Fleur's wedding.
  • Foil: She has all of Hermione's intelligence with none of her social skills or strong friendships, and she comes from a family whose insatiable curiosity about Magic seriously threatened their safety and sanity. As mentioned above, Rowling conceived of her as "the Anti-Hermione", with her sense of faith contrasting with Hermione's sense of logic.
  • Friendless Background: Luna had no friends prior to meeting Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Neville (she was casually acquainted with Ginny since they had a few classes together). One of the most heart-breaking moments in the series is when Harry sees her bedroom, which contains portraits of the five. At first, Harry thinks she's drawn chains connecting them all to each other, but on closer examination, the 'chains' are made of up the word 'friends' written over and over in tiny, beautiful hand using gold-coloured ink.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has light blonde hair and is one of the most lovably odd, but very nice characters in the series.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She forms close friendships, lasting in their adult years, with Ginny and Hermione.
  • Hyper-Awareness: She knows people very well. Not even Polyjuice Potion can fool her. To put this into perspective, it takes months for Dumbledore and the rest of the staff to figure out that Professor Moody is a fake. When Luna runs into a Polyjuiced Harry at Bill and Fleur's wedding, she doesn't even realize he's incognito.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Luna is a Cloudcuckoolander just like her father, and share many of his beliefs.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To her father, as he was willing to sell out Harry to ensure her safety. The Death Eaters use it to their advantage.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Or rather the reverse of that; freaks are lonely. She got better by the 5th book, though.
  • Loon with a Heart of Gold: A Cloud Cuckoolander and a total sweetheart.
  • Mad Dreamer: Although given that she lives in a magic world, she may not be so crazy as she sounds.
  • The Mad Hatter: According to Rowling, Luna's aware of her own eccentricities and she couldn't care less if others judge her for it.
  • Making a Spectacle of Yourself: Her Spectrespecs.
  • Missing Mom: Luna's mother had an accident while she was experimenting with magic. Luna was nine and witnessed the whole thing.
  • Moe Couplet: Harry and Luna. Luna is a Cloudcuckoolander who hardly seems troubled by anything and helps her father run the magical equivalent of a tabloid magazine, whereas Harry becomes more traumatized as increasing numbers of his friends and loved ones die. Some of them right in front of him. Yet, Luna understands what losing a loved one feels like, enabling her to empathise with his grief over Sirius — and Harry knows what being picked on feels like, so he naturally wants to help her out when people hide Luna's things and mock her behind her back. They serve as two sides of the same coin, and some fans prefer them as a couple to Harry/Ginny.
  • Mysterious Waif: Last of her line. Mother died when she was 9. Orphan's plot trinket = Butterbeer cork necklace and Dirigible plum earrings. Also pure-hearted and kind, distracted at times, weird, persecuted, absolutely adorable.
  • Nice Girl: One of the few to believe Harry's claim that Voldemort was back and is just a great person to hang around with.
  • No Social Skills: She's brutally honest, dropping some uncomfortable truths. She also in the fifth book abruptly comes up to Harry and says she believes him "without so much as a preliminary hello".
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: J.K. confirmed that, as a Magizoologist, Luna discovers a great deal of creatures nobody else thought existed, including some mentioned in The Quibbler. However, she never discovers a Crumple-Horned Snorkack.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: "HARRY POTTER! YOU LISTEN TO ME RIGHT NOW!" This line is so shocking and divorced from her usually airy way of talking that Harry immediately listens.
  • Oracular Urchin: Especially how her actress looks and portrays her.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Despite the large number of shippers, Harry and Luna end up marrying other people when they reach adulthood and are never an item in canon. That said, they have a unique bond thanks to early losses of close family members. Despite Luna's oddness and Harry's angst, they seem to share a mutual unspoken understanding, with Harry noting he's "never known anyone like her." Harry even names his daughter Lily Luna Potter.
  • Plucky Girl: Mr. Ollivander refers to her as "a light in that dark place" after the two of them are dragged off and locked up by Voldemort. It sounds like rather than being crushed and destroyed, as the trio feared, she was helping other people to keep hope alive.
  • The Pollyanna: This is what makes many characters and fans admire her. After discovering that she's been kidnapped by the Death Eaters, Harry quickly says that Luna's probably acting as this for the others. He's right.
  • Poster-Gallery Bedroom: When the Trio discover her room, they find that it's painted with portraits of themselves, Ginny and Neville - with 'Friends' written on it.
  • Power Trio: With Ginny and Neville.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: To Neville in the eighth movie, but even then it apparently doesn't last long according to the actors.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Harry is Red, Luna is Blue. However, Luna is also the Red to Hermione's Blue.
  • Running Gag: Her hysterical overreactions to Ron's jokes, Ron being awkward around her, her Brutal Honesty, her belief in Nargles and Crumple-Horned Snorkacks, her belief that Fudge is persecuting (and eating) the Goblins, thinking Sirius Black is innocent because he's just the alter ego of musician Stubby Boardman.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: While Luna is usually of the Unkempt Beauty variety, she gets a lot of positive comments when dressed up for formal occasions. Notably she turns up to Bill and Fleur's wedding wearing a yellow dress that Harry thinks makes her look quite nice.
  • Sixth Ranger: Literally no. 6; counting the main Power Trio and first two members of her secondary trio (Neville and Ginny), Luna doesn't even get a name-drop until Book 5, excluding a undetailed, passing mention of the Lovegoods attending the Quidditch World Cup in the fourth book.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the six people who Harry named his children for, Luna is the only one who is alive after the seventh book.
  • Stealth Pun: She is, obviously, crazy. Her Patronus is a hare. You could say she's...madder than a March Hare. Alternatively, her patronus is also a reference to the Moon Rabbit.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A. She isn't as happy and cheerful on the inside as she is on the outside.
  • Teen Genius: Rowling says that she's just as smart as Hermione, but they think in different ways. Hermione is very very logical, whereas Luna is more driven by creativity and intuition.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: She learns to be more skeptical about certain things by her adulthood.
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Ginny's Butch and Hermione's Femme.
  • Unkempt Beauty: While not overly concerned with her appearance, she is described as pretty.
  • Waif-Fu: Shows elements of this in the books. Highlighted in the fifth film, during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. She gets surprise-attacked by a Death Eater who knocks her to the floor, her head jerking back as if she's just taken a punch. She stands up, bleeding from the lip (we see this from the Death Eater's POV, and she looks tiny) and hits him with a Levicorpus so powerful it sends him flying through several rows of shelves. She smiles slightly and looks at the destruction she has caused with an expression of mild curiosity.
  • We Need a Distraction: After the Battle of Hogwarts, Luna graciously distracts the crowd so that Harry, Ron, and Hermione can make a break for the Headmaster's office in peace.

    Padma Patil
Portrayed by: Sharon Sandhu and Afshan Azad
Voiced by: Xóchitl Ugarte (Latin American Spanish)

"Don't you look... dashing."
— To Ron on his ridiculous dress robes

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

Note: In the film, she is depicted as being a Gryffindor.

  • Alliterative Name: Padma Patil.
  • Culture Equals Costume: Wears Lehenga choli to the Yule Ball in the film.
  • The Dividual: As with most twins, they make nearly all of their appearances together after the fourth movie.
  • Education Mama: Implied in Cursed Child where Ron wants to bring Albus sweets when he's in hospital but Padma persuaded him to bring a new set of quills instead.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: In the books, Padma and Parvati can be identified by their different uniforms. The film makes this unnecessary by having them be fraternal, not identical, twins.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Is mentioned along with her sister Parvati as being "the two prettiest girls in [Harry's] year."
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Is quieter but smarter than Parvati.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Parvati's red. In the Yule Ball, they even wear colours to demonstrate this. (Parvati's are pink and Padma's are turquoise.) Coincidentally, red and blue are also the distinctive colours of their respective Houses.

    Cho Chang
Portrayed by: Katie Leung
Voiced by: Georgina "Gina" Sánchez (Latin American Spanish, Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix), Angélica Villa (Latin American Spanish, Deathly Hallows), Lina Mendes (Brazilian Portuguese)

"I'll expect [...] she'll be feeling guilty, thinking it an insult to [his] spoiler  memory to be kissing Harry at all..."
Hermione on Cho

Cho is an attractive and popular girl, and the Seeker of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team. She becomes Harry's first crush, but a Love Triangle forms when she starts dating Cedric. After Cedric is killed, she seems to lose her popularity. She begins showing an interest in Harry because of his connection with Cedric's death, and he has his First Kiss with her. However, her grief over Cedric combined with Harry's own problems means they are unable to move forward and split up on bad terms.

  • Academic Athlete: She's a member of the House known for intelligence, as well as playing for their Quidditch team.
  • Adaptational Nationality: While never stated in print, Stephen Fry gives Cho an English accent in the audio books. In the films she's played by Scottish actress Katie Leung.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: To some extent. Many of the characteristics of Cho that were so irritating in the book were toned down in the film. Although this has the unfortunate consequence of making it look like Harry stopped talking to Cho after she sold out the D.A. ...which (in the movie) we later come to find out wasn't of her own free will. Though the eighth movie features a small scene of the two smiling at each other, indicating there's no ill will between them over what happened.
  • Adapted Out: Is absent in the film adaptation of her debut appearance in the third book.
  • Age Lift: Is a year above Harry in the books but is implied to be the same age in the film's continuity. In the fifth film, Hermione makes an offhand remark about Cho worrying that she's going to fail her OWL exams. Which explains why she is in uniform with the others in the eighth film.
  • Alliterative Name: Cho Chang.
  • Amicable Exes: A scene in the eighth movie (and, more subtly, her attitude to him near the end of the final book) indicates she and Harry have become this.
  • Animal Motifs: Her Patronus is a swan, a bird famed for its beauty and considered a symbol of romance. Cho is considered to be a very beautiful witch, and is heartbroken over the death of her boyfriend Cedric.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: After losing Cedric, she starts going out with Harry because he's available and has connection to Cedric's death; after she and Harry break up, she gets even more emotionally messed up than she was after Cedric's death and becomes desperate to get romantically involved with any other guy she can.
  • Composite Character: Combined with Marietta Edgecombe in the film.
  • Culture Equals Costume: Wears a Qipao to the Yule Ball in the film.
  • Derailing Love Interests: While justified, Cho becomes a Clingy Jealous Girl after hooking up with Harry. They didn't last that long.
  • Dude Magnet: She was admired for her beauty by many boys, most notably Cedric Diggory, Roger Davies, Michael Corner, and of course Harry.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: Cho dates Harry for a time, but the relationship is ruined by her constant grieving for her deceased boyfriend, Cedric Diggory.
  • First Love: To Harry. Cho was the first crush and first kiss for Harry in the fourth and fifth installment, respectively. However, the relationship didn't work out for a variety of reasons.
  • Girl Posse: Is mentioned to be often surrounded by a group of girls in the fourth book.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She appears to be a typical girly girl but is a big Quidditch lover and is Seeker for the Ravenclaw team.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Harry becomes very tongue-tied around her instantly, because of her beauty.
  • Her Heart Will Go On: Eventually. She survives the Second Wizarding War and marries an unnamed Muggle man.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: Cho Chang is not a possible name in Mandarin, Japanese, or Korean. For example, "chang" is not a possible syllable in Japanese, and "cho" isn't in Mandarin. In the latter, you can at least get close with "chou", which is pronounced more or less the same, but there aren't any girls' names pronounced that way. The closest you can get with a realistic name, which is actually her name in the Chinese translations, is Zhāng Qiū. (Note that "qiū" is also pronounced similarly to "Cho")
  • Karma Houdini: Cho for dragging Marietta to DA classes when Marietta was unwilling, leading to the latter betraying everyone in the DA. The worst that happens is that Harry calls her out for trying to justify Marietta's behavior, which would have gotten Cho expelled as well if Dumbledore hadn't covered for the students.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Inverted. She wears her hair up for her date with Harry, and he notes how pretty it makes her look.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Sort of one for Ravenclaw. Harry mentions that she's always surrounded by friends and admirers.
  • Meaningful Name: In Chinese, chóuchàng (惆悵) means "melancholy" note .
  • Nice Girl: Moreso in the film, since the annoying traits she had in the books were taken away.
  • Operation: Jealousy: While in Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop, she mentions she used to date Roger Davies in an attempt to make Harry jealous.
  • Prophetic Name: As detailed above, her name means "melancholy", foreshadowing her grief over Cedric's death.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She's described as having a "long curtain" of beautiful dark hair.
  • Remember the New Guy?: How she's introduced in the film version of Goblet of Fire.
  • Romantic False Lead: For Harry. He had a major crush on her and they started dating in the 5th book. However, she was mainly interested in Harry because he was there when Cedric died.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Actually deconstructed. She latches on Harry due to serious psychological problems, rather than merely being smitten; also, Harry only knew her on a shallow basis before dating her, and neither could handle the stress.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her two main love interests (Cedric and Harry) were definite nice guys.
  • The Smurfette Principle: In the third book, she's mentioned to be the only girl on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team.
  • The Stool Pigeon: In the fifth film, she takes Marietta's place as this.
  • Swans A-Swimming: Her Patronus is a swan.
  • There Are No Therapists: She gets a lot of flack for using Harry to feel closer to Cedric, when anyone can see what the girl seriously needs is some grief counseling.
  • Truth Serum: In the film, this is what makes her The Stool Pigeon.

    Roger Davies
Portrayed by: Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Chaser and captain of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team. Very popular with the ladies.
  • Adapted Out: Is omitted from the film adaptation of his debut in Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as from his brief appearance in Order of the Phoenix.
  • Big Man on Campus: One of the popular Hogwarts students. Mostly due to his looks.
  • Chick Magnet: Popular with the ladies.
  • Covert Pervert: The sixth movie implied he tried to sneak in the girls' bathroom. note 
  • Flat Character: Doesn't get a lot of characterization, except for being handsome and a chick magnet.
  • Handsome Lech: Davies has been repeatedly noted to be quite good looking and see his Covert Pervert section for the "Lech" part.
  • Kendo Team Captain: The captain of the Ravenclaw Quidditch team.
  • Kid-anova: He's described as handsome and seems to be a ladies' man: he snags Fleur as his date to the Yule Ball and later canoodles with her in one of the rosebushes. In the fifth book, he's at Madam Puddifoot's, once again conspicuously kissing a girlfriend, and Cho informs Harry that he asked her out after Cedric died. Also, if McGonagall's throwaway line in the sixth film wasn't talking about another Davies, he's tried to sneak into a girls' bathroom at least once - to say nothing of the fact that his still being at Hogwarts in Harry's sixth year would have made him a fifth year at the very oldest during the above encounter with Fleur in Goblet of Fire.

    Marietta Edgecombe 

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

In the film, Marietta is cut. Instead, the D.A. is betrayed by Cho herself, though not of her own free will.

  • The Stool Pigeon: In order to secure her mother's career, Marietta rats out Dumbledore's Army, a group of students who want to practice magic, to the teacher who refused to let people practice magic in the first place. Because of this, Dumbledore's Army gets shut down, the wise headmaster Dumbledore is made a fugitive, the cruel teacher who refused to teach magic becomes the Headmaster, and she turns the school into a dictatorship. All in all, this was somewhat predictable, since Marietta only joined the club since one of her friends didn't want to join alone.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Chooses to be lawful and hand in the D.A. to Umbridge. Unlike Percy Weasley, we never find out if she ever changed her mind or continued to support the Ministry after Voldemort took over.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Because Marietta told Umbridge about the D.A., this brought Umbridge and other similar cronies down on Dumbledore's head. To protect the students, Dumbledore pretended that the D.A. was his idea and that they're his own private army. He then disappears to avoid arrest. But this also means Dumbledore isn't around to stop Harry from believing a false vision and going to the Department of Mysteries, which results in lots of people injured and the death of Sirius Black.

    Marcus Belby 
Portrayed by: Robert Knox
Appears in: Half-Blood Prince

A thin, nervous Ravenclaw whom Slughorn considers recruiting into the Slug Club, as his uncle Damocles invented the Wolfsbane Potion. Belby blows the interview, though, and does not appear in the club meetings. This is changed in the films, where he is seen at the Christmas party as a waiter, and not as a guest.

  • Actor Existence Failure: Robert Knox was killed in a fight when he was stabbed while trying to protect his younger brother.
  • Big Eater: He does sit in on one Slug Club dinner, though, where he's depicted with a round face and greedily devouring everything set in front of him. Slughorn (perhaps in an example of Hypocritical Humor given his own build) even jokes about it.

    Terry Boot 
Ravenclaw student. Member of Lockhart's Duelling Club. Joins Dumbledore's Army and, at the end of the fifth book, saves Harry from an attack by Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle. In the seventh book, he hears about the Trio's raid on Gringotts and escape on the dragon, and is beaten up by the Carrows for yelling about it in the Great Hall. He later participates in the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Ascended Extra: Before Order of the Phoenix, he was simply one of the trio's classmates who was occasionally mentioned in passing.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: When Hermione demonstrates the ability to perform a Protean Charm with the DA coins, Terry gets jealous and demands to know why she wasn't placed in Ravenclaw.
  • Meta Guy: In the fifth book, he asks Hermione why a Teen Genius like her wasn't sorted into Ravenclaw, a question that fans had been asking since the first book.

    Michael Corner
Portrayed by: Ryan Nelson and Jack Read

Ravenclaw student who joined Dumbledore's Army and in that school year dated Ginny Weasley. They broke up at the end of that year. Michael later dated Cho Chang and participated in the Battle of Hogwarts. He is described as having dark hair, and is credited in the films as "Slightly Creepy Boy." He is skilled at Potions.

  • Adapted Out: Not his character, but his relationship with Ginny. It doesn't appear that Ginny dates him at all in the films (although they're seen sitting next to each other at the initial D.A. meeting at the Hog's Head). She's still seen hanging around with the main cast in Order of the Phoenix and gives a noticeably troubled look when Hermione mentions that Cho "couldn't keep her eyes off" Harry during the Hog's Head meeting.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is mentioned somewhat in passing as a bit of a joke. Even Ginny calls him a "fool" at one point. And he "runs off to comfort" Cho after Ginny splits with him. Think about what Cho's emotional state was for the vast majority of that book.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Subjected to this by the Carrows after he was caught freeing a first-year student who had been chained up by them.
  • Hidden Depths: Although Ginny does call him a fool, Michael is in Ravenclaw for a reason. He is one of only four students from his house to earn an "Outstanding" grade in Snape's potions class, and also contributes to the resistance against the Death Eater regime at Hogwarts.
  • Sore Loser: Being this after Gryffindor defeated Ravenclaw at Quidditch ended his relationship with Ginny and began his bond with Cho.

    Anthony Goldstein 

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

  • Ambiguously Jewish: Goldstein is a Jewish surname, but like every character his religion isn't revealed.
  • The Generic Guy: He has no real personality. He's just there to fill out the numbers for Ravenclaw.
  • Spear Carrier: At the founding meeting of the D.A., he calls "hear, hear!" during Hermione's speech. This is his only line in the series.

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