• Character Slytherin, early 1970s (deduction from GF27). Strictly speaking, the book only specifies that Rabastan’s brother and sister-in-law were Slytherins, since Sirius was speaking of the Lestranges as “a married couple.” – MLW A Death Eater; brother of Rodolphus Lestrange (GF30, OP6). Rabastan and his brother Rodolphus were… Read More
• Character A Dark wizard who lived in a castle guarded by Dementors (BoS). In a nearby village lived a girl named Eliana and Raczidian chose her for his bride, but her parents refused. In anger, Raczidian sent the Dementors to attack the village, and the wizards who lived there put up… Read More
• Character First Obliviator employed at the Ministry of Magic and inventor of Memory Modifying Charms (JKR, WoM)… Read More
• Character Manager of the Chudley Cannons quidditch team c. 1993, a team with a notoriously bad record (DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4)… Read More
• Character Hogwarts caretaker circa 1876 who made a spectacularly unsuccessful attempt to trap Peeves and rid the castle of him. He put out various weapons to lure the Poltergeist, and hoped to drop a “vast enchanted bell jar” on top of him and keep him there with Containment Charms. After a… Read More
• Character 15th President of the MACUSA. In 1790, she instituted Rappaport’s Law, which completely segregated the wizarding and No-Maj communities after Dorcus Twelvetrees exposed the magical community in a catastrophic breach of the International Statute of Secrecy (Pm). Read More
• Character More commonly known as “The Grey Lady,” the Ravenclaw ghost. Harry and Ron first encounter this tall ghost as she glided past in the corridor while out looking for the Mirror of Erised (PS12). Harry eventually discovers that The Grey Lady is Helena, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena… Read More
• Character The Ravenclaw House ghost. The Grey Lady is Helena Ravenclaw, the daughter of Hogwarts founder Rowena Ravenclaw. Helena stole her mother’s diadem to make herself cleverer and fled to Albania. Her mother became deathly ill soon after and sent Helena’s long-time admirer to find her and bring her back. When she refuses to return,… Read More
• Character Red was a goblin bellboy who operated an elevator at MACUSA during the winter of 1926. Red used a long clawed stick to reach an elevator button to the Major Investigation Department that was above his head. He took Porpentina Goldstein and Newt Scamander to the Major Investigation Department despite an initial… Read More
• Character Employee of the Magical Maintenance Department for the Ministry of Magic and known as “Reg.” Married to Mary Cattermole and father to three children: Alfred, Ellie, and Maisie (DH13). Accosted by who he thought was Mafalda Hopkirk with a Puking Pastille. Believed to have gone into hiding with his… Read More
• Character Regulus was the younger brother of Sirius Black. Unlike Sirius, Regulus was favored by their parents because he shared their overweening pride in their heritage and their belief in pure-blood supremacy; indeed, Regulus became one of Voldemort’s Death Eaters around 1977 at the age of sixteen. Sirius thought… Read More
• Character Son of Sirius Black and Hesper Gamp. Regulus had two older siblings: an brother Arcturus (1901-1991) and an sister Lycoris (1904-1965) (BFT). He was not married and had no children (BFT). Read More
• Character Professor Moonshine is a researcher whose specialty is potions that affect hags (DP4)… Read More
• Character Harry, Hermione and Ron saw Professor Remus J. Lupin for the first time on the Hogwarts Express, wearing extremely shabby wizard’s robes. Lupin has light brown hair flecked with gray, though he is quite young. He looked ill and exhausted; Ron observed, “He looks like one good hex would finish… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Beater for the Welsh National Team (2014). Read More
• Character Grandparents of Tom Riddle Jr. (Voldemort) and parents of Tom Riddle Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Riddle were wealthy landowners whose mansion overlooked the small village of Little Hangleton. They, along with their son Tom Riddle Sr., were found murdered in their house in the summer of 1943. Read More
• Character Delphi is a very unusual and mysterious young woman. She claims to be the niece and caretaker of Amos Diggory, now a lonely widower in St. Oswald’s, and calls herself Delphi (short for Delphini) Diggory. She lives at St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards, in a room near… Read More
• Character The Riddle family was a singularly unpleasant, upper class family who fifty years ago lived in the village of Little Hangleton in a large manor house (‘Riddle House’) on a hill, overlooking a graveyard and a church. Tom Marvolo Riddle, Jr./Lord Voldemort: Born of a witch mother (Merope Gaunt)… Read More
• Character Rionach Sayre was the mother of Ilvermorny founder Isolt Sayre. She was a Pure-blood Irish witch descended from Salazar Slytherin through the line of Gaunt. Her husband William Sayre was also a Pure-blood descended from the famous witch Morrigan, but the couple was friendly with Muggles and raised their daughter… Read More
• Character The youngest of twin daughters born to Isolt Sayre and James Steward, Rionach was named for her maternal grandmother. During the attack on Ilvermorny when she and her sister Rioach were babies, it was their frightened screams that broke the curse upon their parents and thwarted Gormlaith Gaunt’s plans. As… Read More
• Character Rita Skeeter is a reporter for the Daily Prophet who is known for her rubbishy exposés of well-known wizards. She uses a Quick-Quotes Quill to write in flowery prose filled with innuendoes and veiled accusations (GF18). Rita was a reporter at the Death Eater trials after the first fall… Read More
• Character Oliver Rivers was one of the original forty students at Hogwarts that J.K. Rowling created. He never appeared in canon, but did appear in the BBC interview with J.K. Rowling in 2001, Harry Potter and Me. His name also appears in a new writing from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore,… Read More
• Character One of the original twelve American wizards and witches to volunteer to serves as aurors for the newly-created MACUSA (Pm). Read More
• Character Mr. Roberts is a Muggle man who worked as the campsite manager for the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Character A quality Chaser for a Gryffindor team that won the House Cup in 1996-1997 (HBP24). Read More
• Character Seeker for the England National Team and the Tutshill Tornados. Holds British record for fastest capture of Golden Snitch during game: three and a half seconds. This happened in 1921 and the move he used to make the catch is now called the Plumpton Pass. Read More
• Character Slytherin, early 1970s (GF27). A Death Eater, brother of Rabastan, husband of Bellatrix (GF27, GF30, OP6). Rodolphus and his brother Rabastan were captured by the Ministry of Magic after their attack on the Longbottoms (November or December 1981) and given a life sentence in Azkaban… Read More
• Character Roger Davies is a popular, athletic Ravenclaw student a year or two older than Harry.  He is a Chaser on the Ravenclaw Quidditch Team, and Captain of the Team from 1993 to 1996 (at least). Roger went with Fleur Delacour to the Yule Ball; he appeared to be so besotted… Read More
• Character Roger was passionately snogging his unnamed girlfriend over the sugar bowl on Valentine’s Day at Madam Puddifoot’s while Harry and Cho Chang tried to have tea (OP25). Read More
• Character Roger Malone was one of the original forty students at Hogwarts that J.K. Rowling created. He never appeared in canon, but did appear in the BBC interview with J.K. Rowling in 2001, Harry Potter and Me. His name also appears in a new writing from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore,… Read More
• Character Born in 1903, Mr Kegg is the current President of English Gobstones team. (FW)… Read More
• Character The grandson of Newt Scamander, and husband to Luna Lovegood (BLC). He and Luna have twin sons, Lorcan and Lysander (YL). Rolf is a well-known naturalist just like his grandfather. Read More
• Character Older sister of Miranda Goshawk. Romilda enjoyed tricking her younger sister Miranda with inaccurate incantations. When Miranda published her famous spellbook, she had special editions created for her sisters with incorrect incantations in them. Romilda suffered a magical mishap as a result, but eventually her tail disappeared (BoS). Read More
• Character A Gryffindor with dark eyes and long, dark hair, Romilda made it very obvious in her fourth year that she was pursuing Harry Potter (HBP7). Among other things she tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team (HBP11) and put a strong love potion in Chocolate Cauldrons she gave… Read More
• Character One of the twin founders of Rome, along with his brother Remus. According to legend, they were raised by wolves. Read More
• Character Ron Weasley is Harry Potter’s best friend and the youngest son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. The story of Ron’s life is one of being overshadowed by his family and friends, yet it is Ron’s heart and humor that have solidified his friendships and given those around him the support they needed… Read More
• Character Red-haired Centaur who talked to Hagrid during the search for the wounded unicorn (May 1992). Ronan was present also when Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid entered the forest to visit Grawp (OP30). Read More
• Character A Wizarding Pure-blood family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm). Read More
• Character Madam Rosmerta is the proprietor of the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. She is at least in her 30s and likely a bit older, since she was running the Three Broomsticks already back in the 1970s. She is well known by witches and wizards from all over, including the teachers from… Read More
• Character Founder of Ravenclaw House and one of the co-founders of Hogwarts, described with the other founders as “the greatest wizards and witches of the age.” According to Jo’s website, Ravenclaw was “the most brilliant witch of her time” (JKR).  She prized the students whose intelligence was surest (OP11, FW), and… Read More
• Character The second Minister for Magic, in office 1718 – 1726, a sadistic and cruel man. Damocles first established Azkaban as a prison, despite the horrible effect it had on those incarcerated there. He was eventually viewed as being too “tough on Muggles” and was asked to step down (Pm). Read More
• Character An “extreme Death Eater” and Guardian of Delphi, the offspring of Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange (CC3.16). Read More
• Character A Wizarding Pure-blood Death Eater family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm, CC3.16). Notable members: Damocles Rowle Euphemia Rowle Thorfinn Rowle… Read More
• Character An wizard employed at the Ministry of Magic in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (DP3)… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Chaser for the Australian National Team (1966) and International Director of the International Confederation of Wizards Quidditch Committee (1971-1974) (Pm). Read More
• Character Gamekeeper and Keeper of the Keys at Hogwarts; in the fall of 1993 he also became the Care of Magical Creatures teacher. Read More
• Character A witch who dated Sam, a fellow MACUSA employee (FB). Read More
• Character Disgruntled member of the Welsh National Gobstones Team, who complained to the Daily Prophet (DP1)… Read More
• Character Nephew of Cornelius Fudge and employee of the Ministry of Magic… Read More
• Character Rufus Scrimgeour was head of the Auror Office of the Ministry of Magic when he was tapped to replace Cornelius Fudge as Minister of Magic. Read More
• Character This last name appears in the draft of the classlist of Harry’s year that J.K. Rowling displayed during the “Harry Potter and Me” TV interview (HPM). However this student cannot be firmly considered canon since Runcorn was not included on the “Original Forty” list posted on Pottermore (Pm). Interestingly, in… Read More
• Character A tall, bearded wizard who works for the Ministry of Magic. He unwittingly played a part in Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s infiltration of the Ministry when Hermione gave him a Nosebleed Nougat, convinced him to go home, and took some of his hairs to add to Polyjuice Potion for… Read More
• Character A Healer and spokeswizard for St Mungo’s. In 2010, Poke stated that the Wizarding public needed to stop trying to create imitation Floo Powder and blowing themselves “out of the chimney.”… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Keeper for Ireland’s National Team (1994). Read More