Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Characters

By J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter

Ron Weasley

Hermione Granger

Dolores Umbridge

Professor Umbridge's love of authority makes an important point: the problem with power is that...

Sirius Black

Albus Dumbledore

Voldemort

In his continuing campaign to twist good people against one another, Voldemort turns his...

Neville Longbottom

When we started the series in Book 1, Neville Longbottom was a lovable loser. He’s kind of...

Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood is a fifth year whom Ron, Harry, Hermione, and Ginny meet on the train to Hogwarts...

Ginny Weasley

Avery

Avery is a Death Eater present at the Department of Mysteries at the end of the novel. He also...

Bane

Bane is a wild-looking centaur who really, truly, profoundly hates humans. He hates humans so...

Professor Binns

Professor Binns is a ghost who teaches History of Magic. Besides being terribly boring, he...

Alphard Black

Alphard was Sirius's uncle. He left Sirius a fair amount of money so that, when Sirius ran away...

Regulus Black

Regulus Black is Sirius's younger brother. We don't actually see anything of him in Book 5, but...

The Bloody Baron

The Bloody Baron is the Slytherin ghost. He is a rather intimidating ghost covered in silvery,...

Broderick Bode

Because the only one who can take a prophecy from the Department of Mysteries is the person for...

Amelia Bones

Amelia Bones is the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. She is also the one who is...

Susan Bones

Susan is a member of the D.A. During their first real meeting, Susan asks Harry if he can perform...

Lavender Brown

Lavender is a Gryffindor fifth year girl. Like her friend Parvati, she adores astrology and...

Millicent Bulstrode

Millicent is a "large Slytherin girl" (33.161) who joins the Inquisitorial Squad. When Professor...

Cho Chang

In Book 4, J.K. Rowling introduces us to Harry Potter's hormones. He gets a crush on Cho Chang,...

Michael Corner

Michael Corner is a Ravenclaw student, member of the D.A. – and Ginny's boyfriend for about...

Vincent Crabbe

Crabbe is the second of Draco's two huge hangers-on. He doesn't seem to have any more smarts,...

Crabbe

We know that Hogwarts student Vincent Crabbe's Death Eater father must have been in the...

Roger Daviese

Roger Davies is a seventh year Ravenclaw Quidditch player. When Harry has his disastrous date...

Dawlish

Dawlish is an Auror who accompanies Fudge when Fudge comes to Hogwarts to find out more about the...

Dedalus Diggle

Dedalus Diggle is one of the Order members who shows up at the Dursleys' house to escort Harry to...

Dobby

Antonin Dolohov

Dolohov, "a wizard with a long, pale, twisted face" (25.4) is one of the ten Death Eaters who...

Petunia Dursley

Harry's Aunt Petunia has no magical ability and she thinks her nephew is a freak as a result. She...

Vernon Dursley

Dudley Dursley

Marietta Edgecombe

Marietta Edgecombe continues the lesson that we have learned from both the Weasley and Malfoy...

The Fat Friar

The Hufflepuff ghost. It is the Fat Friar who informs Ernie Macmillan that the Hogwarts...

Mrs. Figg

We've known about Mrs. Figg since Book 1, when we find out that she is an elderly woman living...

Argus Filch

Argus Filch is the caretaker of Hogwarts. He also absolutely hates children. He is a Squib, like...

Firenze

Firenze is a centaur from the Forbidden Forest. He has agreed to help Professor Dumbledore in...

Mundungus Fletcher

Mundungus Fletcher always has a slight air of filth around him: when Harry encounters Mundungus...

Professor Filius Flitwick

Professor Flitwick teaches Charms and heads up Ravenclaw House. Like Professors McGonagall and...

Seamus Finnegan

Harry and Seamus have been sharing a dorm room since their first year at Hogwarts, which is why...

Fortescue

Fortescue is a portrait of a "corpulent, red-nosed wizard on the wall behind Dumbledore's desk"...

Cornelius Fudge

Cornelius Fudge is another bumbling, minor character (like Mrs. Figg) who takes on new...

Golgomath

Golgomath is the new leader of the giants after he defeats Karkus in battle. Physical strength...

Gregory Goyle

Goyle is one of Draco's two hulking henchmen. He is a Slytherin fifth year, and he is basically...

Grawp

Grawp is the reason that Hagrid spends most of the year turning up in class with black eyes and...

Professor Grubbly-Plank

Professor Grubbly-Plank is Hagrid's regular substitute teacher of Care of Magical Creatures. When...

Rubeus Hagrid

Angelina Johnson

Angelina Johnson is an older Gryffindor girl. She has taken over as Captain of the Gryffindor...

Lee Jordan

Lee is a Gryffindor sixth year who is also close friends with Fred and George Weasley. He...

Karkus

When Hagrid and Madame Maxine first find the giants in France, they meet with the chief Karkus....

Kreacher

(A quick 411 on house-elves: they generally work as servants to the older wizarding families....

Bellatrix Lestrange

The Cruciatus Curse doesn't work (which says something about Harry's innate goodness). Bellatrix...

Gilderoy Lockhart

Gilderoy Lockhart is Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Harry Potter and the Chamber of...

Frank and Alice Longbottom

Frank and Alice Longbottom were Aurors (Dark wizard fighters) who were tortured to insanity at...

Remus Lupin

Ernie Macmillan

Ernie is the Hufflepuff fifth year prefect. He is a member of the D.A. His main characteristic is...

Walden Macnair

Macnair is a brutal Death Eater. We have met him before: he has been employed by the Ministry for...

Magorian

Magorian is a centaur. He has a chestnut horse body, "a proud, high-cheekboned face and long...

Draco Malfoy

Narcissa Malfoy

We see almost nothing of Narcissa Malfoy, Lucius's wife and Draco's mother, in Book 5. But we do...

Professor Marchbanks

Professor Marchbanks is the head of the Wizarding Examinations Authority, which means that she...

Madame Maxine

We don't see Madame Maxine directly in Book 5 – she is a much bigger part of Book 4 –...

Professor Minerva McGonagall

Montague

Montague is captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team and a member of the Inquisitorial Squad. When...

Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

Throughout Book 4, we got to know a man who looked and sounded like Alastor Moody, but in fact,...

Nearly Headless Nick

As the Gryffindor ghost, Nick has always floated around friendlily, speaking to the Gryffindors...

Phineas Nigellus

Phineas Nigellus is one of Sirius's ancestors. He was the least popular Headmaster Hogwarts has...

Mrs. Norris

Mrs. Norris is Argus Filch's cat. She doesn't seem like she's capable of speech, but she's...

Theodore Nott

There are two Theodore Notts in Book 5, and neither of them appears for very long. There is...

Pansy Parkinson

Pansy Parkinson is a Slytherin fifth year, a prefect, and (eventually) a member of the...

Padma Patil

Padma is Gryffindor Parvati Patil's twin sister. She is the fifth year Ravenclaw prefect. When...

Parvati Patil

Parvati is a Gryffindor fifth year. She has no real role in Book 5 except as an active...

Peeves

Peeves is the Hogwarts poltergeist. He is incredibly disrespectful: he sings songs to Harry about...

Perkins

Perkins is Mr. Weasley's colleague at the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts office. He is a "stooped,...

Madam Pince

Madam Pince is the Hogwarts school librarian. There is nothing she hates more than students...

Sturgis Podmore

Madam Poppy Pomfrey

Madam Pomfrey is Hogwarts's mediwitch. In other words, she's the magical equivalent of the school...

Lily (Evans) Potter

Of course, Lily Potter (or Lily Evans, as she was before she got married) has never actually...

James Potter

In Book 3, we get introduced to the Marauders, that delightful gang made up of Sirius, James,...

Augustus Pye

Augustus Pye is a Trainee Healer at St. Mungo's when Mr. Weasley is recovering from the attack at...

Augustus Rookwood

Rookwood is also present at the Department of Mysteries with the rest of the Death Eaters –...

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Kingsley Shacklebolt is both an Auror (a Ministry-employed Dark wizard hunter) and a member of...

Stan Shunpike

Harry and the Weasleys all travel back to Hogwarts from Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place (where...

Jack Sloper and Andrew Kirke

Sloper and Kirke replace Fred and George Weasley as Beaters on the Gryffindor Quidditch team....

Rita Skeeter

In Book 4, Rita Skeeter appears as the scheming reporter who will do anything – lie, twist...

Zacharias Smith

Zacharias is a truly unpleasant kid from Hufflepuff House. He plays Seeker for the Hufflepuff...

Professor Severus Snape

Alicia Spinnet

Alicia Spinnet is a Gryffindor sixth year. She's good friends with Angelina Johnson; she also...

Professor Pomona Sprout

Professor Sprout is the Hogwarts Herbology teacher and Head of Hufflepuff House. We really see...

The Sorting Hat

The Sorting Hat's job is to, well, sort all of the students of Hogwarts into the four Houses. And...

Tenebrus and the Thestrals

Tenebrus is a Thestral. The Thestrals are skeletal, winged horses that are attracted to the smell...

Dean Thomas

Dean shares a Gryffindor dorm with Harry, Ron, Neville, and Seamus Finnegan. He and Seamus are...

Professor Tofty

Professor Tofty is an elderly wizard who administers OWLs in Defense Against the Dark Arts,...

Nymphadora Tonks

Professor Sibyll Trelawney

Professor Trelawney teaches Divination. Ever since we first meet her in Book 3, she has seemed...

Arthur Weasley

Percy can't stand to think that his promotion wasn't the result of his own hard work and...

Molly Weasley

Bill Weasley

Bill is the Weasleys' oldest child. We don't see much of him in Book 5, though we do hear rumors...

Charlie Weasley

Charlie is the second oldest Weasley child. We don't see him directly in Book 5, but we do hear...

Percy Weasley

Percy is the third oldest Weasley child. He is two years older than Fred and George. Percy has...

Fred and George Weasley

Fred and George are Ron's older twin brothers. They are a year above Ron at Hogwarts. They are...

Warrington

Warrington is a member of the Slytherin Quidditch team and the Inquisitorial Squad. When Harry...

Willy Widdershins

Willy Widdershins is responsible for a wave of anti-Muggle pranking that Mr. Weasley mentions...

Williamson

Williamson is a "scarlet-robed man with a pony tail" (36.95) who shouts out, "He was there! [...]...

Wormtail (Peter Pettigrew)

We think one of the worst things about the Order photograph that Moody shows Harry is that...