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Meet the Cast
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixHouse: Gryffindor, 7th YearHarry's Coming-of-AgeHarry Potter is like the best penpal we've ever had – he's so close and yet so far, and even though we've neve...
Affiliation: The Dark Lord, Head of the Death EatersVoldemort is the Hater-in-Chief, and he's got all of his many followers drinking his bitter Haterade.His Gray AreasHowever, there's more to the D...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixHouse: Gryffindor, 7th YearHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a big book for Ron. In it, we witness our friend's best and his worst. Ron hits some terrible low...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixHouse: Gryffindor, 7th YearIn a 2006 interview, a fan asked Rowling what Hermione would see if she looked into the Mirror of Erised, which reveals a person's deepes...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixProfessor: Headmaster (Former)Don't be confused – Dumbledore isn't exactly an active character in this book, unless you count a near-death experience and a ta...
Affiliation: Order of the Phoenix!House: SlytherinProfessor: Headmaster of HogwartsOK, so we have to admit it – we never would have guessed that Snape would emerge as one of the true heroes o...
Bathilda is a very old witch and the former neighbor of the Dumbledore family in Godric's Hollow. As such, she knows quite a bit about the family's past, including the darker and more tragic parts....
In Deathly Hallows we learn about the history of the Bloody Baron, one of the Hogwarts ghosts. The Baron was in love with Rowena Ravenclaw's daughter, Helena. When she refused him, he stabbed her o...
Regulus Black (R.A.B.)
Affiliation: Death Eater (former)Regulus, Sirius's younger brother, was a Death Eater during the last war against Voldemort. Though he's dead during the all the main action in the Harry Potter seri...
Alecto and Amycus Carrow
Affiliation: Death EatersProfessors: Muggle Studies (Alecto); Defense Against the Dark Arts (Amycus)These two Death Eaters have been installed as faculty members at Hogwarts under Snape's new regi...
House: Slytherin, 7th YearCrabbe, one of Draco Malfoy's minions, comes into his own, in a way, in this book – we've never really heard him speak up before, but being allowed to do Dark Magic...
Dobby's character has always been marked by two things: his love of freedom and his love of Harry Potter. These two things go hand-in-hand, of course, because Harry is the one who made Dobby a free...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixAlbus Dumbledore's odd and prickly brother, Aberforth, turns out not to be quite as strange as he's rumored to be (though we haven't gotten to the bottom of his who...
Dudley, Harry's Muggle cousin, has grown up and – shockingly – didn't turn out so bad. Though he's none too sharp, he turns out to have a heart and even a (bit of) mind of his own. Thou...
Petunia (Evans) Dursley
On parting ways with her nephew Harry, probably for good, Petunia continues to be her same old self; she fusses over and adores Dudley, while being cold and disinterested in Harry. But then, at the...
In Deathly Hallows, Vernon Dursley continues to be his usual red-faced, idiotic self. Though he's heard repeatedly that his nephew is in grave danger, he's still rude to Harry, disinterested in Har...
Affiliation: Dumbledore's Army (D.A.)House: Gryffindor, 7th YearBecause Seamus's father is a Muggle, he's hiding out with Neville and other members of Dumbledore's Army in the Room of Requirement....
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixMundungus is a coward, and in Deathly Hallows he totally lives up to his nickname, Dung (we can't blame the guy, with that nickname). He's always been a somewhat re...
Professor Filius Flitwick
Professor: CharmsHouse: Head of RavenclawTiny Professor Flitwick continues teaching at Hogwarts after Dumbledore's death. With McGonagall and Sprout, he joins the Battle of Hogwarts and uses his Ch...
House: Slytherin, 7th YearGoyle is pretty much a non-entity; he's Malfoy's follower, and all he does is follow. It seems like he may have gotten some ideas from the Carrows' teachings at Hogwarts,...
The Gray Lady
The Gray Lady is the ghost of Ravenclaw Tower. Harry goes to her for information about Ravenclaw's diadem. As it turns out, in life the Gray Lady was Helena Ravenclaw, daughter of the great Rowena...
Gregorovitch is a famous European wandmaker – he seems to be the equivalent of Mr. Ollivander, and even made Viktor Krum's wand. He's rumored to have been a possessor of the Elder Wand (a rum...
Affiliation: Death Eater (wannabe)Greyback is just the baddest of the baddies. He's a super-evil werewolf who delights in violence, destruction and in his own cruelty – he's actually the were...
Grindelwald is more of a quiet background presence here – he's a fascinating, but largely mysterious, character. We get glimpses of him through both Voldemort and Dumbledore's stories, and we...
Griphook doesn't fit into the easy categories that the other characters can be shuffled into – he's neither good nor bad, neither pro-Harry nor pro-Voldemort. Rather, he's totally outside of...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixProfessor: Care of Magical CreaturesAlways Harry's friend and protector, Hagrid enters Deathly Hallows on Sirius's old flying motorbike to carry Harry safely to the...
Though he started off as a vile, er, creature when we met him at Sirius's house in Book 5, Kreacher demonstrates only the best traits of the house-elf in this book. His loyalty and undying love for...
Affiliation: Death EaterOK, so if you haven't figured it out already, Bellatrix Lestrange is one crazy witch. Her years in Azkaban Prison seem to have only strengthened her love for Voldemort and h...
Affiliation: Dumbledore's Army (D.A.)House: Gryffindor, 7th YearNeville really comes into his own here – he's a far cry from the dopey, forgetful, clumsy boy we first met in Book 1. Here, he'...
Affiliation: Dumbledore's Army (D.A.)House: Ravenclaw, 6th YearLuna is still marked by the same traits that have made her a lovable addition to the gang for the last several books – her quirky in...
Xenophilius is Luna's super quirky (would we have it any other way?) dad. In this novel, he serves two primary purposes. The first is to help Harry, Ron, and Hermione on their way to learning more...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixOur favorite werewolf goes through a lot in this book – not only is he deeply involved in the fight against Voldemort's regime, he's also a new husband prepar...
In many ways, Teddy mirrors Harry. Harry was born near the end of the first war with Voldemort, and Teddy at the end of the second. Both have parents in the Order of the Phoenix, and both are orpha...
Affiliation: Death EaterHouse: Slytherin, 7th YearDraco Malfoy is an interesting young man – though he always seemed like a clear-cut villain, in Book 6 he started developing an unusual trait...
Affiliation: Death EaterLucius Malfoy has been a snide, condescending, and Voldemort-loving brownnoser since the very beginning, and he's not really any better in this book. However, his circumstan...
Narcissa Malfoy is certainly not a good character – but she's also definitely not as evil as her maniacal sister, Bellatrix Lestrange. Narcissa has always been a little more ambiguous; though...
Scorpius is Draco Malfoy's son, and he looks a lot like his dad. In the Epilogue, he's starting his first year at Hogwarts, and will be in the same class as Albus Potter and Rose Weasley.
Professor Minerva McGonagall
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixHouse: Head of GryffindorProfessor: Transfiguration, Deputy HeadmistressThough Dumbledore is gone and Death Eaters essentially run Hogwarts, McGonagall stays at the...
Alastor (Mad-Eye) Moody
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixMoody, one of the key members of the Order of the Phoenix, shows up early in Deathly Hallows to help transport Harry to the Burrow. He carries one of the decoy Harr...
The most famous wandmaker in Britain, Mr. Ollivander made both Harry's wand and Voldemort's, and it's he who told them about the mysterious twin core effect. In this book, he's been imprisoned by V...
Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail)
Affiliation: Death EaterPettigrew (a.k.a. Wormtail) first shows up in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry preserves his life, even though Wormtail is a traitor and partly responsib...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixWe've learned bits and pieces about James Potter over the course of the Harry Potter series. First we saw him as a loving dad (Books 1 and 2), then as a mischievous...
Lily (Evans) Potter
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixThough we've learned bits about James Potter throughout the series, it isn't until Book 7 that we really get to know Harry's mom, Lily (Evans) Potter. Like Hermione...
James Potter (II)
James is Harry and Ginny's oldest child, named for Harry's father. We meet James in the Epilogue and find out that he's been at Hogwarts for at least a year. Overall, he seems to be a spunky little...
Albus Severus Potter
Al is Harry and Ginny's middle child, named in honor of both Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. In the Epilogue, Al is nervously heading off to his first year at Hogwarts. In many ways, he seems l...
Lily Potter (II)
Lily is Harry and Ginny's youngest child, named for Harry's mother. In the Epilogue, Lily sees her brother off on the Hogwarts Express and is looking forward to going to Hogwarts herself the follow...
Ministry: Minister of MagicFrom Book 6, we have a pretty bad opinion of Scrimgeour as a Minister who seems ineffective against Voldemort and who opposes Dumbledore. So Rufus isn't our favorite guy....
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixMinistry: Undercover Security Guard for the Muggle Prime Minister, Minister of MagicKingsley's name says it all – he's one dignified guy. He's still the stron...
Though we don't see the obnoxious journalist in person in Deathly Hallows, she still manages to play an important role (we bet she'd love that). Once again, she mixes fact and fiction to create a s...
Professor Pomona Sprout
Professor: HerbologyHouse: Head of HufflepuffProfessor Sprout sticks it out at Hogwarts and joins the Battle of Hogwarts at the end of Deathly Hallows. She seems to truly enjoy using her Herbology...
Ministry: Minister of MagicThicknesse becomes the Minister of Magic after the death of Rufus Scrimgeour. Unfortunately, Thicknesse is literally Voldemort's puppet – during his entire time as...
Affiliation: Dumbledore's Army (D.A.)House: Gryffindor, 7th YearA friend and long-time classmate of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, Dean is a kind of poster child for the Muggle-born or half-blood minori...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixWe briefly encounter a fully grown-up Tonks in this book. She's matured from the goofy, awkward young woman we met in Book 5 and is now a loving, more serious, marr...
Muggle-born Mr. Tonks seems like a really good guy – he and his wife, Andromeda, take care of Harry briefly after his narrow escape from Voldemort during the move from Privet Drive. He's a go...
Mrs. Tonks is the sister of Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange (whom she physically resembles greatly), but she's nothing like her sisters – instead, she's firmly on the side of good, is...
Professor Sibyll Trelawney
Professor: DivinationIn Deathly Hallows, Professor Trelawney finally puts her crystal balls to good use – she chucks them at Death Eaters invading Hogwarts. She even manages to give Fenrir Gr...
Ministry: Senior Undersecretary to the Minister, Head of Muggle-born Registration CommitteeThe evil, toad-faced Umbridge returns again! (Um, not that we encourage insults.)We first met this heinous...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixMrs. Weasley is the same loving, fiercely protective, and sometimes rather aggressive mother we've known her as all along. And this woman is no normal mom – s...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixMinistry: Head of the Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Protective Spells and Protective ObjectsMr. Weasley is still a kind of surrogate fath...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixFred (and his constant companion and twin brother, George) doesn't feature heavily in this book, but when he does, he's the same old wise-cracking, good natured jok...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixGeorge Weasley enters this last book with a bang – a terrible bang that blasts his ear off. He features in the Order's plan to get Harry safely out of Privet...
House: Gryffindor, 6th YearGinny barely figures in this book – at least in terms of page count – but the glimpses we get of her show us a girl who's grown up a lot, and is still develop...
Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixWe barely see Bill at all here, but he doesn't let us down – he's a Weasley through and through, spirited and loyal. He's recovered from his werewolf attack i...
Fleur Delacour (Weasley)
Lovely Fleur, one of Harry's competitors from the Tri-Wizard Tournament all the way back in Book 4, is back here, all grown up. She doesn't play a very big role in this book, but we can see her dra...
Fred sums up Percy pretty well when he calls him a "Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron" (30.171). Yep, Percy has definitely been that guy for the past couple of Harry Potter book...
Rose is Ron and Hermione's daughter, who, according to Ron, has inherited her mother's intelligence. In the Epilogue, Rose is the same age as Albus Potter, and they're starting their first year of...
Hugo is Ron and Hermione's son. In the Epilogue, he's a bit too young to attend Hogwarts just yet. He sees off his sister Rose as she boards the Hogwarts Express for the first time.
Victoire is Bill and Fleur's daughter. In the Epilogue, she's spotted snogging Teddy Lupin.