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Alicia Spinnet

"...a neat pass to Alicia Spinnet, a good find of Oliver Wood's, last year only a reserve -"
-- Lee Jordan (PS11)

Alicia Spinnet was a Gryffindor girl two years (CS7) ahead of Harry Potter, in the same year as Angelina, Fred, George and Lee, who played Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team with Harry (PS11).

She was made a full member of the team in Harry’s first year, after being a reserve the year before (PS11). Alicia was a member of Dumbledore’s Army (OP16) during her seventh year and returned to the school two years later to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts (DH30). She took Charms as one of her N.E.W.T. subjects (OP15).

Though we don't see much of her, Alicia seems to have a fiercely moral personality; she "shrieked" "How dare you!" when Malfoy called Hermione a Mudblood (CS7) and angrily told Wood that the situation with the rogue Bludger was "mad" and to ask for an inquiry (CS10). In another Quidditch match, when Malfoy stopped Harry catching the Snitch by holding onto the end of his broom Alicia took the penalty, but was "so angry she missed by several feet" (PA15). She reacted to the injustice "furiously, pummelling her knee with her fist" when Harry, Fred and George were banned from the Quidditch team, pointing out that Crabbe had not been banned even though he too caused injury after the game had finished, and that Fred had been banned when he hadn't even done anything (OP19).

She is also generally kind and considerate, trying to calm Wood down before the match against Hufflepuff ("Stop worrying, Oliver," said Alicia soothingly, "we don't mind a bit of rain") (PA9), and reassuring the rest of the house after McGonagall is hit with four Stunning spells ("Madam Pomfrey will sort her out," said Alicia Spinnet firmly. "She's never failed yet") (OP31). Before Ron's first match as Gryffindor Keeper, he "attempted to do his [robes] up back-to-front for several minutes before Alicia took pity on him and went to help" (OP19).

Skills

Excellent Quidditch player.

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