• Character Joscelind Wadcock was a Chaser for the Puddlemere United Quidditch team (FW). Born in 1911, and appearing on a Famous Wizard card, she has retired from playing professional Quidditch (FW). Read More
• Character Honest Willy Wagstaff was a street peddler who was accused by the Ministry of selling defective goods in Diagon Alley (DP1). Read More
• Character Myron Wagtail was the lead singer of the wizarding band The Weird Sisters (FW). Read More
• Character The Wailing Widow is a female ghost from Kent. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington was pleased to have her come all the way from Kent to attend his 500th Deathday Party on Oct. 31, 1992. Read More
• Character Yoshi Wakahisa was a Chaser for Japan’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. The Japanese team that won their 2014 Quidditch World Cup matches against Poland and Nigeria, but then lost to Bulgaria at the semi-final stage. They won against the United States to secure third… Read More
• Character Walburga Black was the mother of Sirius and Regulus Black and wife of Orion Black. Walburga was an enthusiastic supporter of pure-blood superiority. Her prejudice against those she considered to be inferior, especially “mudbloods” and “blood traitors”, survived her death in the form of a vitriolic portrait hanging in number… Read More
• Character Walden Macnair was a Death Eater and Ministry of Magic employee who sported a black moustache. In the years between the first and second wars against Voldemort, Macnair worked as an executioner of dangerous creatures for the Ministry of Magic (PA16, PA21, GF33). MacNair was… Read More
• Character Walter Parkin is the father of the seven siblings who founded the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team in 1422. He comes from Wigtown in Scotland. He would stand on the sidelines of the Quidditch pitch with a wand on one hand and a meat cleaver in the… Read More
• Character In the MACUSA Lobby in 1926, a house-elf was shining wands using a feathery contraption (WFT). Read More
• Character Karl Wang played Keeper for the Norwegian National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Although a member of one of the teams predicted to win the 2014 tournament, his team did win against a weak Ivory Coast side in their first match but was… Read More
• Character Celestina Warbeck, known as the “Singing Sorceress” (CS3), is, along with the Weird Sisters, one of the two most well-known recording artists in the wizarding world (FW). Read More
• Character Irving Warble is a composer and the third husband of Celestina Warbeck (Pm). His wife, a famous popular singer, has been married to Mr Warble since leaving her second husband (after a ten year marriage and one child) (Pm). Read More
• Character Mercy Wardwell was a Chaser for the United States National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. Wardwell was a member of the United States team that participated in the 2014 tournament, along with fellow Chasers Arsenia Gonzales and Quentin Kowalski (Pm). The US team… Read More
• Character Moaning Myrtle is a ghost who haunts a toilet in a girls’ bathroom on the first or second floor of Hogwarts castle. She is a squat ghost with lank hair, pimples, and thick glasses. She seldom smiles and takes offense at the least excuse, crying rivers of tears and wailing. Read More
• Character Warrington was a Hogwarts student in Slytherin House from 1989-1996. He was a Quidditch team Chaser and member of the Inquisitorial Squad put into place in the school by Professor Dolores Umbridge. Warrington is two years older than Harry Potter. He was described by… Read More
• Character Fabius Watkins is a Quidditch player. He was a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies and also their Team Captain (c. 1960s-1970s). He was killed in a collision with a helicopter (WoM). Read More
• Character An easy-going, middle-aged wizard with a passion for Muggles, and whose dearest ambition is to learn how airplanes fly. Arthur fought, along with the rest of his family, in the Battle of Hogwarts in May, 1998. He and Molly have at least twelve grandchildren, and it is a good bet that… Read More
• Character Charlie Weasley is Ron’s second oldest brother who works with dragons in Romania. Charlie is an “outdoor type” who has spent his whole adult life working with dragons in Romania (CS4, CS14). The second-oldest son of Arthur andMolly Weasley, Charlie is stocky and very freckly (GF4), and he… Read More
• Character Middle child of Bill & Fleur Weasley, this name could belong to either a boy or a girl (YL). Read More
• Character The Weasleys are considered one of the prominent wizarding families, although their lack of money and their sympathy for non-pure-blood wizards and even Muggles makes people like the Malfoys look down on them. They live in The Burrow, a ramshackle house of four or five stories “a little way outside” the… Read More
• Character Fred Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to George Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. Sadly, Fred was a casualty of the Battle of Hogwarts. The Weasley twins are the… Read More
• Character George Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to Fred Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. About the Weasley Twins: Mischief managed! The Weasley twins are the staunch enemies of pretension, authority, and… Read More
• Character Ginevra Molly Weasley (Ginny) is the youngest child of the Weasley family and the only daughter. Ginny is the youngest child and only daughter of Arthur and Molly Weasley (CS3), and the first girl born to the family in several generations (JKR). Though consistently underestimated by her family, she… Read More
• Character Lucy Weasley is the youngest daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley (YL). Read More
• Character Molly Weasley is a middle-aged witch, wife of Arthur and mother of seven, who puts her family first in everything she does. Molly is a very capable witch in her own right. She is one of the “old crowd,” a group of witches and wizards who are faithful and devoted… Read More
• Character MMolly is the eldest child of Percy and Audrey and was possibly named after her grandmother Molly Weasley. Read More
• Character Panju Weasley is the son of Ron Weasley and Padma Patil in an alternate timeline caused by the use of the Experimental Time Turner (CC2.9). Read More
• Character Percy Weasley, an ambitious and rather pompous young man, is unquestionably the black sheep of the Weasley family. 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 Septimus Weasley was the father of Arthur Weasley (unverified by canon, but likely – see below) (BFT). Read More
• Character William Arthur Weasley (Bill) is the oldest of child of the Weasley family and is an adventurous person who works for Gringotts. Bill is married to Fleur Delacour. The oldest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley, Bill is a caring, noble wizard who can’t resist a bit of “adventure and glamour”… Read More
• Character Weatherby is Barty Crouch Sr’s mistaken name for Percy Weasley. Percy’s boss at the Ministry, Mr Crouch, calls him this several times, indicating that Percy’s hero-worship evidently hadn’t made enough impression for Crouch to remember his subordinate’s name. The twins then began using the name (GF7). Read More
• Character Webster Boot was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Boot who was taken care of by Isolt Sayre after his parents were attacked by a Hidebehind in Massachusetts. Webster and his brother Chadwick were taught by Isolt Sayre, and eventually adopted by her and… Read More
• Character Witch in Middle Ages who enjoyed being burned at the stake, allowing herself to be captured by witch-hunting Muggles many times. She used a Flame Freezing Charm to protect herself from the flames (PA1, FW). Read More
• Character Bridget Wenlock was a famous arithmancer, noted for her ground-breaking theories on the magical properties of the number seven. Wenlock was very protective of her work and used a variety of methods to prevent anyone from seeing her writing. Unfortunately, Wenlock was also very forgetful and often her methods prevented… Read More
• Character Willi Wenzel was a Chaser for Liechtenstein’s National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament held in 2014. During the 2014 tournament, Wenzel was celebrated for taking two Bludgers to the head during Liechtenstein’s three-day match against Chad while still being able to score a goal from sixty yards away (Pm). It was… Read More
• Character Kennilworthy Whisp is the author of Quidditch Through the Ages, as well as a number of other Quidditch-related books, including The Wonder of Wigtown Wanderers, He Flew Like a Madman, and Beating the Bludgers. WhizzHard Books published the first edition of his famous book in… Read More
• Character Devlin Whitehorn founded the Nimbus Racing Broom Company in 1967, revolutionising Quidditch with the speed and precision of his racing brooms (FW, QA9). Read More
• Character Samson Wiblin was the favorite to win the All-England Wizarding Duelling Competition in 1430, but he was defeated by Alberta Toothill and her Blasting Curse (FW). Read More
• Character Dempster Wiggleswade was an employee of the Ministry of Magic in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and one of a team of experts answering reader questions for the Daily Prophet‘s problem page (DP3)… Read More
• Character Wilbert Slinkhard was the author of Defensive Magical Theory, a dull and heavily theoretical Defence against the Dark Arts textbook that favors more passive responses to dark forces (OP9, OP12, OP15, OP17, OP29). In chapter 15, Slinkhard claimed that counter-jinxes are improperly named, because he believed that “counter-jinx”… Read More
• Character Wilda Griffiths was a Chaser for the Puddlemere United Quidditch team during the 1990s. Considered to be an outstanding Chaser, Griffiths was lured away from the Holyhead Harpies by a huge fee, much to the chagrin of their talented but dangerous captain Gwenog Jones. She was also said to… Read More
• Character Wilhelm Fischer was one of the twelve original Aurors recruited by MACUSA to hunt down Scourers. Read More
• Character Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank is an elderly witch with closely cropped gray hair and a very prominent chin who teaches Care of Magical Creatures. Professor Grubbly-Plank was the supply teacher (US: “substitute”) who covered for Hagrid when he was indisposed after Christmas break (January 1995, GF24) and again when he was off negotiating… Read More
• Character Minister for Magic 1948-1959.  A “cheery” witch, whose tenure as Minister saw peace and prosperity.  She died in office from an allergic reaction to Alihotsy-flavoured fudge. (Pm)… Read More
• Character Wilkes was a Death Eater during the first war with Voldemort, and was killed around the same time as Death Eater Evan Rosier, according to Sirius Black (GF27). Wilkes was possibly killed during the same fight in which Rosier blew off part of Mad Eye Moody’s nose (GF30). Read More
• Character Wilkie Twycross is an Apparition Instructor from the Ministry of Magic. An oddly colourless man, Twycross earned some rather unpleasant nicknames during these especially difficult classes, most starting with the letter “D”. He is thin and wispy, almost as if a breath of wind could blow him away (HBP18). Read More
• Character Charity Wilkinson was one of MACUSA’s original twelve aurors, and its third president (Pm). Read More
• Character William is a Pukwudgie who was rescued by Isolt from a Hidebehind and served/befriended her as he was paying back a debt. He refused to tell Isolt his real name so Isolt called him William after her father. He taught her about magical creatures in America and was taken aback… Read More
• Character William Sayre was a Pure-blood Irish wizard directly descended from the famous Animagus Morrigan. He and his wife were murdered by his sister-in-law, Gormlaith Gaunt. William Sayre’s wife, Rionach, was also Pure-blood, but the couple wass friendly and helpful to their Muggle neighbors. They lived in a cottage called Ilvermorny… Read More
• Character Benjy Williams played Seeker for Puddlemere United Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP4). His catch of the Snitch, amidst the chaos of the riot that occurred during the grudge match against the Holyhead Harpies, won the game and brought it to a close. He and other… Read More
• Character Williamson is an Auror, who wears scarlet robes and has long hair tied back in a ponytail. He accompanied Cornelius Fudge when the Minister arrived at the Ministry of Magic after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries (OP36). Read More
• Character A ne’er-do-well fellow who set up a series of regurgitating toilets to confound the Muggles. Arthur Weasley spent some time investigating and hushing up the incidents in question (OP7). Willy was caught in the explosion of one of the toilets and was captured. He was quite badly injured and spent… Read More
• Character Gilbert Wimple was a member of the Committee on Experimental Charms, a job which at some point resulted in him gaining a pair of horns. He was one of the Ministry officials attending the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final (GF7). Read More
• Character Winkus Oddpick was a writer on the Daily Prophet’s op-ed page (DP3). Oddpick wrote an editorial entitled “Why can’t goblins be more like elves?“, which appeared on p.32 of the Daily Prophet after the Chipping Clodbury riot (DP3). Read More
• Character Winky, a female house-elf who until recently worked for the Crouch family, has enormous brown eyes and a nose like a tomato (GF8). Her mother and grandmother were also Crouch family house-elves (GF9, GF21). For years, Winky took care of Barty Crouch Jr., who was held in the Crouch residence under the Imperius Curse by his father. Nevertheless, the elder… Read More
• Character Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was Muggle Prime Minister in London during World War II and for another term in the 1950s. He was paralleled in the Wizarding World by Leonard Spencer-Moon, and they shared a good working relationship. Read More
• Character An alias for Buckbeak after he escapes his execution and is an outlaw Hippogriff (HBP). Read More
• Character Shikoba Wolfe was one of the four great wandmakers in United States in the 1920s. Wolfe was famous for her intricately carved wands with the core of a Thunderbird tailfeather. Her heritage was Choctaw (Pm). Read More
• Character Wladyslaw Wolfke played Seeker for the Polish National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. By the time of Poland’s first match at the 2014 tournament against Japan, Wolfke had replaced Bonawentura Wójcik as the team’s Seeker. The team lost by 350 points to 140, despite their “spirited… Read More
• Character The known members of Wood family consist of Oliver Wood and his parents. Read More
• Character Oliver Wood is a Gryffindor (1987-1994) and Quidditch team Captain and Keeper 1990-1994 (and possibly earlier). Oliver Wood was the “burly” Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team when Harry arrived at Hogwarts, and possibly the most passionate Quidditch fanatic in the school (PS7), Oliver… Read More
• Character An elderly witch who lived at St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards (CC1.13). Read More
• Character Wormtail was the servant of Voldemort who found him in Albania and helped bring about the Dark Lord’s rebirth and return to power. While at Hogwarts, Peter Pettigrew first used the nickname “Wormtail” when, with the help of Sirius Black and James Potter, he learned to become an Animagus (a rat) (PA17,… Read More
• Character Eldred Worple was the author of Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires and a guest at Slughorn’s Christmas party with his friend Sanguini. (HBP15)… Read More
• Character Bowman Wright was a Metal Charmer and was born in Godric’s Hollow in 1492*. His father was a Muggle and mother a Witch (FW, WoM, DH16). Combining his love of science and sport, Wright invented the Golden Snitch, which immediately replaced the endangered … Read More
• Character Josef Wronski was a talented Quidditch player from Poland who played Seeker for the Grodzisk Goblins. He was known for inventing a dangerous Quidditch move called the Wronski Defensive Feint (QA8). Read More
• Character The Wyvern of Wye was a dragon-like beast that was terrorizing the West Country of England, until the brave knight Sir Cadogan rode forth. Unfortunately the creature ate his horse and broke his wand, but Cadogan found a fat gray pony and jumped on it before charging back at the Wyvern. Read More