Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Ritchie Coote

Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Character
Ritchie Coote
Gender Male
Hair color Unknown
Eye color Unknown
Related Family Unknown
Loyalty Gryffindor House

Overview edit

Ritchie Coote joins the Gryffindor team in Harry's sixth year. He is described as "weedy looking", but has very good aim.

Role in the Books edit

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Half-Blood Prince edit

Harry, now Quidditch Team captain, selects Ritchie Coote as one of his two Beaters, the other being Jimmy Peakes. Coote is described as a boy who "looked weedy but aimed well".

Strengths edit

Coote is selected as a Beater due to his skilled marksmanship. While not as skilled as Fred and George Weasley, who were both Beaters, he is a competent player.

As a result, he is a Quidditch champion, being part of the Gryffindor team when it wins the Quidditch Cup during Harry's sixth year.

Weaknesses edit

Ritchie is ever shown to have any particular weaknesses, mostly due to his brief appearances.

As he does not fight in the Battle of Hogwarts, he is likely to have been younger than Harry and, therefore, less skilled in magic, but this is conjectural.

Relationships with Other Characters edit

We must assume that Richie gets along with the rest of the Quidditch team, such as his fellow beater Jimmy Peakes, and Captain, Harry.

Unlike some other members of the team, Ritchie remains in it for the entirety of the year, including their victorious final.

Analysis edit

Ritchie is a good example of a Gryffindor character: while he is not built to look particularly powerful, he has a talent which he puts to good use. This shows a certain amount of courage on his part, which is a definite Gryffindor trait.

Questions edit

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

  1. Do you think Coote might remain on the Quidditch team after the events of Half-Blood Prince?
  2. How old do you think Coote might be?

Greater Picture edit

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

Harry is, of course, the Quidditch Captain who selects Ritchie Coote as a Beater on his new team. Throughout the year, members of the team come and go, including Ron, McLaggen, Dean, and Harry himself. Ritchie, however, remains where he is and does his job well.

He is not quite as fleshed-out as his teammate Jimmy Peakes, who has more things happen to him throughout the series, but he is a valuable addition to the team nonetheless.