• Character Blaise Zabini was a Slytherin in Harry’s year (1991-1998) (PS7). Blaise shares Draco’s prejudice against Muggle-born witches and wizards; he has a contemptuous and arrogant manner. Ginny considers Blaise a “poser.” (HBP7). He is a member of the Slug Club due to his famous mother, who has had seven… Read More
• Character Zacharias Smith is a student in Hufflepuff House during the 1990s. A real winner of a guy who seems to offend people every time he speaks. He was a Chaser on the Hufflepuff Quidditch team from at least 1995 (OP16, OP26). Zacharias joined Dumbledore’s… Read More
• Character Zacharias Mumps wrote a description of Quidditch in 1398 which closely matches the current form of the game (QA5). Mumps emphasised the need for finding a place to play Quidditch that was secure from the notice of Muggles (QA5). He also described the duties and titles of the players, the… Read More
• Character Rawya Zaghloul played Seeker for the Egyptian National Team in 2002. Zaghloul beat Viktor Krum to the Snitch in the final match of the 2002 Quidditch World Cup tournament (Pm). Read More
• Character Zamira Gulch was the author of Practical Household Magic. She also wrote for the Problem Page of the Daily Prophet (DP3). Ms Gulch specialised in readers’ everyday magical problems and advised a witch who could not get her Fixing Charms to stick. She suggested better concentration while performing charms… Read More
• Character Ladislaw Zamojski is a talented Chaser on the Polish National Team in the 1990s. He had a goal spectacularly saved by Irish Keeper Barry Ryan (OP19). A save made by Ron Weasley during a Gryffindor practice session was favourably compared to this feat (OP19). Read More
• Character Georgi Zdravko played Keeper for the Bulgarian National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Bulgarian fans were nervous about Zdravko’s ability to keep opposing Chasers from scoring goals at the Quidditch World Cup 2014 tournament (Pm). During the New Zealand game he let in 17 goals and there were only further… Read More
• Character Zograf played Keeper for the Bulgarian National Team at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. The team lost to the Irish team in the final match of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. Zograf was penalised for the foul of cobbing when Irish Chaser Moran was attempting to score (GF8). The other members… Read More
• Character Founder(?) of Zonko’s Joke Shop. Possibly a real person, possibly a made-up name or nickname. Zonko’s went out of business in 1996 (HBP12). Read More
• Character Valentina Vázquez was President of the Argentinian Council of Magic in 2014. As Argentina was the host country for the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, President Vázquez spoke on behalf of the organisers of the Opening Ceremony on 12 April 2014, following the unfortunate bloodbath caused by the… Read More
• Character Zygmunt Budge is considered to be one of the most accomplished Potioneers the world has ever known (according to him). He is the author of The Book of Potions.  Budge was a student at Hogwarts in the 1500s and excelled at potion making. He was rather boastful and proud, and… Read More