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    Rose Weasley 
Daughter of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Unexpectedly sorted into Ravenclaw despite her Gryffindor-family pride, she struggles with friendships and enmities that seem far away from the rest of her family's experience of Hogwarts.

    Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy 
Son of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Malfoy, née Greengrass. Ravenclaw student, potions whiz, and ill-regarded son of a former Death Eater.
  • Absurd Phobia: He's a wizard who's scared of flying.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a sweet kid, but don't pick on his friends.
  • Blond, Brunette, Redhead: The Blond to Rose's Redhead and Lyra's Brunette.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Scorpius, partially due to his mother Astoria being deeply interested in Magizoology, is very fond and protective of magical creatures. His soft spot for ordinary animals shows up when he rescues a rabbit from an Acromantula web, which proves to be a very bad idea.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Lyra.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after a constellation, like his father and great-aunts; a common version of the mythological origin of the Scorpius constellation is one where Artemis sent a scorpion to protect the world's animals from the hunter Orion — fitting for a Friend to All Living Things. Hyperion was a Titan in Greek Mythology who was associated with wisdom and light, matching well with Scorpius being sorted into Ravenclaw and being the Malfoy family's White Sheep. He considers it an Embarrassing Middle Name, though.
  • Only the Pure of Heart: Scorpius's wand wood (apple) is noted on Pottermore as being highly resistant to using the Dark Arts. Ollivander mentions this in a way which Scorpius interprets as him being unworthy of the wand, but can be read as praise that such a wand would choose him to wield it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Rose's Red.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As in canon, looks just like his dad.
  • White Sheep: The first Malfoy in generations to be sorted outside of Slytherin, and has no attraction whatsoever to Dark magic.
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    Lyra Jones 
A Muggleborn girl sorted into Ravenclaw who befriends Scorpius. Her parents run a bookstore.

Other First Years (2017-18 school year)

    Albus Severus Potter 
Rose's cousin and best friend, son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley.

    Eleanor Bones 
A Slytherin student and daughter of Susan Bones. Gets A Day in the Limelight in the side-fic Off To Hogwarts, Dear?, where it is mentioned that her father was a Dark Wizard.
  • Birth/Death Juxtaposition: The day Susan discovered she was pregnant was the day her husband, who turned out to be a Dark Wizard, was killed in a duel with an Auror.
  • Evil Weapon: Eleanor sees the yew wand that chooses her as thus, yew being the wand wood of both Voldemort and her father. Ollivander insists that while wands are pseudo-sentient, they have no particular morality and if Eleanor becomes a Dark Witch, it will be her own choices that lead her there.
  • In the Blood: Eleanor fears this is true.
  • A Sinister Clue: Lampshaded.

    Elin Haksar 
Friend of Albus and Rose who is sorted into Gryffindor. She is the daughter of Cho Chang and her Muggle husband.
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     Millie Tirnblüd 
A shy Slytherin student, friend of Scorpius and Lyra. She gets A Day in the Limelight in side-fic Off To Hogwarts, Dear?.

    Orpheus Lloyd 
A Slytherin student who is friends with Eleanor and Millie. Appears as a background character in Returning and a main character in Off To Hogwarts, Dear?.

Older Students

    Bonnie 
Hufflepuff third year and friend of James and Dominique.

    Cassian Firgreen 
Hufflepuff fifth year, brother of Merva and friend of Fred Weasley. His mother dies during the summer before the school year starts.
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    Dominique Weasley 
Cousin of Rose and Albus, younger sister of Victoire. Best friends with her cousin James. Plays Chaser for Gryffindor.

    Dorian 
Ravenclaw third year and friend of James and Dominique. Not a fan of Edgar Young.

    Edgar Young 
Sixth-year Ravenclaw prefect who is obsessed with the reputation of his house.

    Fred Lee Weasley 
Cousin of Rose and Albus, Gryffindor Keeper.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Named after his father's deceased twin. It's not clear if his other namesake, Lee Jordan, is still around.

    Jai Tirnblüd 
Millie's older sister and a Slytherin student in the same year as James Sirius. Appears briefly in both Returning and Off To Hogwarts, Dear?.
  • Aerith and Bob: Jai and her sister Millicent. Makes more sense when you read that Jai's real name is Josephine Ingrid.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's always kind and patient with Millie, even though usually she's rather antisocial.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Jai (rhymes with chai) is usually a male name, but in this case it is a smushing of her initials, Josephine Ingrid.
  • Magical Accessory: Wears a silver snake earring that appears to be alive.
  • Promoted to Parent: Their parents aren't dead or missing, but Jai seems to be the trusted authority figure in Millie's life.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She's described as looking like an older, more confident version of Millie.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Millie's girly girl.

    James Sirius Potter 
Rose's cousin and Albus's older brother, two years ahead of them at Hogwarts. A known prankster and one of Gryffindor's new Chasers.

     Katherine Tredwell 
Sixth year Ravenclaw prefect and best friend of Merva Firgreen. The prefect in charge of helping the first years adjust to Hogwarts life.

Teachers & Hogwarts Staff

     Madam Abbott 
Hannah Abbott, the usual matron at Hogwarts. She is only mentioned in Returning but appears alongside her goddaughter Eleanor in the side-fic Off To Hogwarts, Dear?.

    Professor Flitwick 
Filius Flitwick, Charms Master and head of Ravenclaw house.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Deplores the tendency towards bullying and elitism in the less pleasant parts of Ravenclaw house, and does his best to curb these attitudes.

    Professor Kirtle 
Lesley Kirtle, the current Hogwarts Potions teacher. She's comparatively young and rather uncertain, but a competent teacher.
  • Mismatched Eyes: One blue, one green. They are noted for giving her a slightly manic look.

    Professor Longbottom 
Neville Longbottom, Herbology teacher and head of Gryffindor house. Married to Hannah Abbott, the usual matron at Hogwarts.

    Professor McGonagall 
Headmistress of Hogwarts.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: McGonagall may not like to break the rules, but she knows how to use them to her advantage such as when she responsibly lets Edgar Young's prospective employer know the extent of his bullying at Hogwarts, torpedoing Edgar's professional ambitions.
  • Lawful Good: She's a lot less relaxed about rule-breaking than Dumbledore, but her punishments are never unnecessarily cruel.
  • Stern Teacher
  • Reasonable Authority Figure

    Madam Pomfrey 
Formerly the matron at Hogwarts, returned from retirement while Madam Abbott has newborn twins.
  • Mama Bear: To all the students. Oliver Wood fears her wrath if any students are injured in his class.
  • School Nurse

    Professor Shafiq 
Transfiguration master and head of Slytherin house.

    Oliver Wood 
Flying Instructor at Hogwarts. His enthusiasm for Quidditch sometimes gets in the way of his students' learning.

Other

    Charlie Weasley 
Rose's uncle and the only unmarried Weasley sibling of her parents' generation. He is mentioned but does not appear.

    Teddy Lupin 
Harry's godson and Scorpius's second cousin.
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