• Character One of the original founders of Hogwarts “over a thousand years ago.” Salazar Slytherin believed that only pure-blood witches and wizards should be allowed to attend Hogwarts. He got into an argument with Godric Gryffindor about this and eventually left the school. There was a legend that Slytherin built a… Read More
• Character Sally Smith was one of the original forty students at Hogwarts that J.K. Rowling created. She never appeared in canon, but did appear in the BBC interview with J.K. Rowling in 2001, Harry Potter and Me. Her name also appears in a new writing from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore,… Read More
• Character A MACUSA Obliviator at the time of Newt Scamander’s visit to New York. Sam dated a fellow MACUSA worker named Ruby and was apparently involved with another witch, named Cecily, at the same time. Queenie’s knowledge of this secret (through Legilimency) allowed her to use blackmail to rescue Jacob Kowalski, whom… Read More
• Character Wizard of the 16th century who had been persecuted by a village, so for revenge he poured Shrinking Solution down their well and spent the day chasing tiny villagers while wearing hobnail boots (BoP)… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Seeker for the Japanese National Team (2014). Read More
• Character Almerick Sawbridge was a wizard famous for conquering the river troll that was terrorizing crossers of the Wye River (fw41). Read More
• Character Muggle Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India, from June 1837 to until her death in January 1901. She served longer than any other monarch of the royal family, and her reign was known as the Victorian era. Read More
• Character A Wizarding family descended from the famous Irish Witch and Animagus Morrigan, including Isolt Sayre, the founder of Ilvermorny School in North America (Pm:Ilvermorny). Notable members include: Morrigan William Sayre Rionach Sayre Isolt Sayre… Read More
• Character Scabbers was Ron Weasley’s pet rat, until he wasn’t anymore. Scabbers was actually Peter Pettigrew in his Animagus form. After tricking Sirius, Pettigrew transformed into a rat and stayed that way for twelve years, from November 1981 to June 1994, living as Percy and then Ron’s pet, Scabbers, in order to hide from… Read More
• Character A notable wizarding family whose members have worked with magical creatures for generations. Read More
• Character Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein is a witch who worked as an Auror for the MACUSA in 1920s New York. Tina was temporarily removed from her position as an Auror after attacking a No-Maj who was beating her young adult son. After this incident she was assigned as a Federal Wand Permit… Read More
• Character Newton “Newt” Scamander is a famous magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (PS5) as well as a number of other books. Scamander lives in Dorset with his wife Porpentina (FB). Scamander received the Order of Merlin, 2nd class in 1979, and is also featured… Read More
• Character The son of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass. Scorpius greatly resembles Draco (DH/e, CC). Read More
• Character Author of The Beater’s Bible; also wrote a promotional blurb for the front of Quidditch Through the Ages (QA). 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 Seamus is an Irish boy with sandy hair, he is a Half-blood: his father is a Muggle, and his mother didn’t tell his dad that she was a witch until after they were married, which was a “bit of a nasty shock for him.” The Sorting Hat took almost a… Read More
• Character One of Voldemort’s Death Eaters, first appearing in the Battle of the Seven Potters as one of the four Death Eaters pursuing Harry and Hagrid.  Selwyn, along with Travers, was responsible for bullying Xenophilius Lovegood after Luna was kidnapped by Death Eaters (DH21). Read More
• Character A pure-blood wizarding family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm). The name still commands respect in pure-blood circles in the 1990s, as Umbridge uses Slytherin’s locket to pretend she is related to the Selwyns, thereby bolstering her false pure-blood credentials (… Read More
• Character An extremely influential figure in the Ministry of Magic during the late eighteenth century, during Unctuous Osbert’s time in office, although Malfoy was not an elected government official. Many believe that Osbert was controlled by Malfoy during his term as Minister. Read More
• Character President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America from 1920 to 1928 (Pm). Piquery was a highly accomplished witch during her years at Ilvermorny. She was one of the few incoming students at that school which were chosen by all four houses. She was a strong, capable leader… Read More
• Character Potions Master, Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and Head of Slytherin at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; followed Dumbledore as Headmaster. Personally killed by Lord Voldemort and his snake, Nagini. Severus Snape was a conundrum to all who know him: sarcastic and hard on his most vulnerable students,… Read More
• Character Heavy-set police officer who, along with PC Anderson, tried to detain James and Sirius on their flying motorbike, only to watch the boys levitate the police car and then fly away. Fisher has a teenaged daughter whose boyfriend sort of resembled Sirius (Pre). 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). A Notable member is: Kingsley Shacklebolt… Read More
• Character Kingsley Shacklebolt is a highly capable Auror and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. He resisted Voldemort’s takeover of the Ministry in 1997, even appearing on the Potterwatch radio program, and was made Minister of Magic in 1998 after Voldemort’s demise. Kingsley is a tall, bald black wizard who… Read More
• Character A pure-blood wizarding family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm). Read More
• Character Henry Shaw Jr. was a United States senator from New York in the 1920s. He was killed by an obscurus at a campaign event in 1926 (WFT). Read More
• Character Langdon Shaw is the younger son of newspaper magnate Henry Shaw Sr., Langdon Shaw is an excitable young man with a proclivity for wild ideas. He is frustrated by living in his elder brother’s shadow (WFT). Read More
• Character Wandmaker, one of the four great wandmakers in 1920s United States. Shikoba is famous for her intricately carved wands with the core of a Thunderbird tailfeather. Her heritage is Chocktaw (Pm). Read More
• Character Silvanus Kettleburn was the Care of Magical Creatures Professor before Hagrid (PA6).  He was a reckless and eccentric wizard, who loved dangerous creatures (and often underestimated them) (Pm). This led him to lose most of his limbs, and by the time he retired in 1993, he only had one… Read More
• Character Quidditch player, Seeker for Brazil’s National Team (2014). Read More
• Character A little knight whose picture hangs in a seventh-floor corridor near the South Tower. He is a silly fellow whose bravura outshines his common sense and who glories in quests and challenges. He actually lived during the time of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and the… Read More
• Character Sir Herbert Varney was a famous Victorian vampire who preyed upon exclusively on the women in the 1880’s in London. He met his death when he was captured and then killed by a special squad from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (FW). Read More
• Character James Potter’s closest friend, Harry Potter’s godfather and an Animagus, Sirius Black was falsely accused of betrayal and murder and imprisoned in Azkaban. Sirius Black was the elder of two boys born to an aristocratic family that was fiercely proud of its pureblood status and vehemently anti-Muggle. Unlike his younger brother Regulus and just… Read More
• Character Sir Patrick Delaney-Podmore, a large, bearded ghost, is the leader of the Headless Hunt. He attended Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s 500th Deathday party with a group of his huntsmen, entering with his head under his arm blowing a horn. Sir Patrick and his men ride ghost horses into the party and begin a… 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 Wizard whose letter was published in The Daily Prophet proposing the creation of a new wizarding holiday (DP1)… Read More
• Character A pure-blood wizarding family, listed in the ‘Pure-Blood Directory’ (c. 1930) as one of the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ families (Pm). A Notable member is: Horace Slughorn  … Read More
• Character Hogwarts Potions Master until 1981, then again from 1996; Head of Slytherin house 1997-1998. At the beginning of Harry’s 6th year at Hogwarts, Dumbledore and Harry convince a genial wizard named Horace Slughorn to come out of retirement to teach Potions. Ever since Voldemort regained his powers, Slughorn had lived… Read More
• Character Hepzibah Smith was an immense, “very old, very rich witch” who collected magical antiques antiques and befriended Tom Marvolo Riddle in his role with Borgin and Burkes. Hepzibah lived in a grand house filled with so many possessions that it was difficult to walk through. Tom Riddle killed her for a relic… Read More
• Character Hufflepuff, 1990s. A real winner of a guy who seems to offend people every time he speaks. Read More
• Character A duelling competition held on Dartmoor in 1379 was won by the English witch Elizabeth Smudgling, who cleverly used a simple Disarming Charm against her wizard opponent in the final. For this achievement, she became the “Supreme Dueller”. (BoS)… Read More
• Character Witch who writes in to Tilden Toots’ herbology radio show “Toots’ Shoots ‘n’ Roots” to ask about a sick Flitterbloom plant (JKR). Read More
• Character Severus Snape’s mother, a witch who appeared to be unhappily married to a Muggle (HBP13). A picture of Eileen as a fifteen-year old is described as skinny and “simultaneously cross and sullen, with heavy brows and a long, pallid face” (HBP25). Captain of the Hogwarts Gobstones Team (… Read More
• Character A muggle/wizarding family. Notable members include: Tobias Snape Eileen Prince Snape Severus Snape  … Read More
• Character Muggle tailor in fifteenth-century London, and the rival of Delfina Crimp. Snickerton infiltrated Crimp’s shop and spied on her using magic at night, and then exposed her as a witch.  Crimp escaped, and henceforth, any clothing Snickerton produced was shredded to ribbons overnight.  He died insane, believing himself to be… Read More
• Character Snowy is a cross-breed Kneazle and cat who belongs to Arabella Figg. Snowy, like Mrs. Figg’s other cats, can understand human speech. Read More
• Character Nothing is known of this child, born of Pureblood parents Charlus and Dorea Potter sometime between 1940 and 1977 (based on Dorea being born in 1920 and dying in 1977). As part of the Potter family, this son would be a direct relative of Harry Potter. However, he presumably died… Read More
• Character Originally the pointed wizard’s hat of Godric Gryffindor, the Sorting Hat was bewitched by all four of the founders of Hogwarts with brains and some amount of personality. Its function is to determine which of the four Houses each new student will enter. It does so at the beginning of… Read More
• Character Spangle was a renowned researcher of Charms in the eighteenth century, notable for his work on Patronuses (and, specifically, the forms which Patronuses take).  The book Charms of Defence and Deterrence is considered his masterwork. Read More
• Character Alicia Spinnet is a Gryffindor girl two years (CS7) ahead of Harry Potter. She played Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team with Harry (PS11). Alicia was a member of Dumbledore’s Army (OP16) who trained in Defense Against the Dark Arts with Harry during her seventh year and returned to the… Read More
• Character A Healer at St. Mungo’s Hospital of Magical Maladies, he also writes for the Daily Prophet (DP3)… Read More
• Character A squat little witch with fly-away gray hair who teaches Herbology at Hogwarts. In the greenhouses, Sprout must deal with a wide variety of magical plants, some of which are very strange and even dangerous. She handles them all with aplomb, even the Venomous Tentacula. Her robes and fingernails are… Read More
• Character One of the owners of Ellerby and Spudmore, makers of racing brooms in the mid-twentieth century. Able’s son Randolph Spudmore was the designer of the famous Firebolt racing broom (c. 1993). Read More
• Character A popular witch who sold fake cleaning potions to unsuspecting householders in the 1950s (JKR, WoM). Read More
• Character Author of Muggles Who Notice (published 1972), Stalk is a well-known expert on Muggles and author of many books (FB, FW). Read More
• Character Young, pimply conductor of the Knight Bus. He wears a purple uniform, has large protruding ears, and a Cockney accent. Stan is only about 5 years older than Harry (PA3). He was the first wizard to tell Harry the history of Sirius Black’s arrest for murder and his escape… Read More
• Character James Steward is the Muggle husband of Isolt Sayre who was instrumental in creating Ilvermony and naming house Pukwudgie He was the adoptive father for Webster and Chadwick Boot and the father of Martha and Rionach Steward. He was the Headmaster of Ilvermony for many years. He lived to be… Read More
• Character Stranger is from Conundrum 5: The Miserable Ode of Quivering Quintus, part of Miranda Goshawk’s Book of Spells. He is a nervous and cowardly character, who flees from danger quickly and lacks bravery and daring. (BoS)… Read More
• Character Healer in charge of the Janus Thickey ward (a closed, longterm ward for patients with permanent spell damage) at St. Mungo’s Hospital at the time of Broderick Bode’s assassination (OP23, 25). She is quite chatty and is described as being “motherly-looking.” She treats Lockhart (a resident in the same… Read More
• Character Another orphan at Tom Riddle’s orphanage, who had chickenpox at the time of Dumbledore’s first meeting with Riddle. According to Mrs. Cole, the day after Tom and Billy had had an argument, Billy’s pet rabbit was found hanging from the rafters (HBP13). Read More
• Character The lead singer of the Hobgoblins, who retired c. 1980 after being hit in the ear by a turnip at a concert in Little Norton Church Hall (OP10). See also Doris Purkiss. Read More
• Character Lamont was blamed for passing on undesirable physical attributes to his son Hector, the Seeker for Scotland at the 1990 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). Read More
• Character Square-jawed wizard with thick straw-colored hair. Member of the Order of the Phoenix and part of the Advance Guard that helped Harry escape from number four Privet Drive (OP3). Podmore was on guard duty at entrance of the Department of Mysteries on August 31, 1995 when he was apprehended… Read More
• Character A young witch who developed an obscurus from trying to suppress her magic. She died at the age of eight (WFT). Read More
• Character Sue Li was one of the original forty students at Hogwarts that J.K. Rowling created. She never appeared in canon, but did appear in the BBC interview with J.K. Rowling in 2001, Harry Potter and Me. Her name also appears in a new writing from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore,… Read More
• Character Sybill Patricia Trelawney is the Divination professor at Hogwarts. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Cassandra Trelawney, a very gifted, very famous Seer (OP37). Hermione considers her to be nothing but an old fraud, but Trelawney has her moments. Read More
• Character Witch who was the first to ride a broom across the Atlantic Ocean (QA9, JKR, FW). Read More