Dolores Umbridge

“What Cornelius doesn’t know won’t hurt him.”

Dolores Jane Umbridge is a power-hungry Ministry of Magic official. Deeply prejudiced, controlling and sadistic, Umbridge is a nightmare in pink, bows frills and flounces. Her hobbies include collecting the ‘Frolicsome Feline’ ornamental plate range and inventing instruments of torture.

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James Potter

“Your dad was the best friend I’ve ever had and he was a good person. A lot of people are idiots at fifteen. He grew out of it.”

James Potter was Harry’s father. At Hogwarts he was a talented pupil and gifted Chaser, but also a rebellious trouble maker. James became an Animagus illegally, and created the Marauders map along with his best friends. James fought in the original Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War. He managed to evade Voldemort three times, but was betrayed and killed on 31st October 1981. A monument remains to James and Lily in their hometown of Godric’s Hollow.

Lily Potter

“I don’t imagine anyone who met her wouldn’t have liked her.”

Lily Potter was kind, charming and vivacious. She was the object of both James and Severus Snape’s affections. Lily fought in the Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War. She was a talented witch, and managed to evade Voldemort three times, but was eventually killed trying to protect Harry. Her sacrifice protected Harry for all of his childhood and helped lead to Voldemort’s downfall. A monument remains to Lily and James in their hometown of Godric’s Hollow.

Hagrid & Fang

“Ah, go boil yer heads, both of yeh. Harry – yer a wizard.”

Care of Magical Creatures teacher and Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts. Despite his intimidating size and slightly wild appearance, Hagrid is a very kind and fiercely loyal friend. Unfortunately, his nurturing instincts also include a bit of a “monster fixation” – who else would sing a lullaby to a dragon or hatch an acromantula in a cupboard?

Professor McGonagall

“You will excuse me if I don’t let you off homework today. I assure you that if you do die, you need not hand it in.”

Strict and clever, Professor McGonagall has taught Transfiguration to successive generations of Hogwarts students. Despite her stern exterior Professor McGonagall definitely has a soft spot. She is Head of Gryffindor house, a gifted member of the Order of the Phoenix, a passionate Quidditch fan and – sometimes – a tabby cat.

Fleur Delacour

“What do I care how ‘e looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk!”

After taking a job at Gringotts to "eemprove 'er Eeenglish", Fleur falls for Bill Weasley. Not only does she risk her life fighting with the Order of the Phoenix, Fleur also has to navigate overprotective in-laws, overcooked British meat and over-long Celestina Warbeck recitals.