"...a neat pass to Alicia Spinnet, a good find of Oliver Wood's, last year only a reserve -"
-- Lee Jordan (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).
Excellent Quidditch player.
Other canon notes and references
- During the intensified Gryffindor/Slytherin rivalry prior to the first Quidditch match of the season in 1995, Alicia was hexed from behind by Miles Bletchley with a Hair-thickening Charm which resulted in her eyebrows growing so long they covered her whole face. Despite there being fourteen witnesses, Snape turned a blind eye to Bletchley and insisted she must have placed the charm on herself for some unfathomable reason. Her eyebrows were fixed by Madam Pomfrey (OP19).
- In the Quidditch final between Gryffindor and Slytherin 1994, Slytherin Beater Bole "hit Alicia with his club and tried to say he'd thought she was a Bludger" (PA15).
- Umbridge questioned Alicia about Flitwick's N.E.W.T. level classes on her first day as High Inquisitor (OP15).
- When the D.A. were learning the Disarming Charm in their first meeting, Alicia was hit "hard on the nose" by Terry Boot's wand which had gone slightly off course (OP18).