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Professor Filius Flitwick in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J.K. Rowling

Professor Filius Flitwick

Professor Flitwick teaches Charms. Poor Professor Flitwick becomes a victim of Ron's broken wand, when it shoots "out of Ron's hand in Charms and [hits] tiny old Professor Flitwick squarely between the eyes, creating a large throbbing green boil where it had struck" (7.2). Ugh, the words "throbbing" and "boil" should never appear together in a sentence. The embarrassment doesn't stop there: Professor Lockhart also announces that Professor Flitwick "knows more about Entrancing Enchantments than any wizard I've ever met, the sly old dog" (13.88). Professor Flitwick doesn't get much dignity during his few appearances in Book 2.