Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters

To search for a character by alphabetical reference, try the Index. If searching the Index is not desired, use the groups below. Within each group, characters are sorted alphabetically by last name.

The Trio edit

The three most prominently featured protagonists in the series; often referred to as "the Trio".

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry edit

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Regular occupants and students of Hogwarts.

Staff edit

  • Firenze
    • Divination professor (Harry's 5th - 7th Years)
  • Rubeus Hagrid
    • Care of Magical Creatures professor (Harry's 3rd - 7th Years)
    • Gamekeeper
  • Remus Lupin
    • Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (Harry's 3rd Year)
  • Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
    • Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (Harry's 4th Year) but see note below spoiler warning (bottom of page)
  • Horace Slughorn
    • Potions professor (Harry's 6th - 7th Years)
    • Slytherin Head of House (Harry's 7th Year)
  • Severus Snape
    • Slytherin Head of House (Harry's 1st - 6th Years)
    • Potions professor (Harry's 1st - 5th Years)
    • Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (Harry's 6th Year)
    • Headmaster (Harry's 7th Year)
  • Dolores Umbridge
    • Headmistress (Harry's 5th Year)
    • High Inquisitor (Harry's 5th Year)
    • Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (Harry's 5th Year)

Students edit

Hogwarts students arranged into houses by the Sorting Hat: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin.

Gryffindor House edit

Current (during novels) edit
Past House members edit

Hufflepuff House edit

Ravenclaw House edit

Slytherin House edit

Other Residents edit

Ghosts edit

Portraits edit

Founders edit

Other Schools edit

We note that the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in North America is mentioned in the recent film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. For reasons outlined here, this film is not canon for the Muggles' Guide, and so this school will not be included here.

Beauxbatons Academy of Magic edit

Durmstrang Institute edit

Families edit

Characters arranged by family.

Black Family edit

See also: Black Family

Dumbledore Family edit

Dursley Family edit

Gaunt Family edit

See also: Gaunt Family

Malfoy Family edit

Potter Family edit

Snape Family edit

Weasley Family edit

See also: Weasley Family

Peverell Family edit

  • Antioch
  • Cadmus
  • Ignotus

Other Major Characters edit

Death Eaters edit

See also: Death Eaters

Dumbledore's Army edit

See also: Dumbledore's Army

Inquisitorial Squad edit

'A select group of students who are supportive of the Ministry of Magic, hand-picked by Professor Umbridge. Members have the power to dock points.' (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Marauders edit

See also: Marauders

Ministry of Magic edit

See also: Ministry of Magic

Order of the Phoenix edit

Present and past members of the Order of the Phoenix listed.

Other Minor Characters edit

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Hogsmeade edit

Knight Bus edit

Muggles edit

Non-Human edit

Centaurs edit

See also: Centaurs

House Elves edit

See also: House Elves

Goblins edit

See also: Goblins

Pets edit

Greater Picture edit

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There are a few characters who are not what they seem, but who and what they actually are is a significant part of the story and should not be revealed, as it is something of a spoiler in some cases. A classic example of this is Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, who teaches Defence Against the Dark Arts in Harry's fourth year. A key point in the story is that Moody is, in fact, not Moody, but is Barty Crouch Jr., a Dark wizard, Death Eater, and escapee from Azkaban. Partly to avoid the spoiler, we list Harry's fourth year teacher as Moody; but we also note that Barty is at great pains, probably literal in the morning as he recasts himself in Moody's image once the Polyjuice Potion has worn off, to act like Alastor Moody. With very few exceptions, the class is taught as Moody would have taught it, which would also partially justify listing Moody rather than Barty as the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.