• Character Bathilda Bagshot was a famous magical historian and author of one of Hogwarts’ standard textbooks, A History of Magic. Her book is one of the books Hermione chose to store in her small pouch with the magically enlarged interior, in case it might prove useful during the quest to… Read More
• Character Mary Lou Barebone was the fanatical leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, an anti-magic group active in New York during the 1920s. A “handsome” woman who wore Puritanical clothing like her Scourer ancestors, Mary Lou was also mother to three adopted children whom she raised inside the New Salem… Read More
• Event On the evening of June 20, 1996, a running battle is fought between members of the D.A. led by Harry Potter, a group of Death Eaters led by Lucius Malfoy, and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius Black is killed and many others are wounded (OP35). When… Read More
• Event May 1-2, 1998 The climactic final showdown between the side of good and the side of evil. Hogwarts castle was damaged in this battle and fifty people died defending it, including Fred Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevey. The Death Eaters enlisted giants, Dementors, and Acromantulas to fight for… Read More
• Event The Battle of the Seven Potters is an aerial battle over southern England fought on the evening of 27 July 1997 between members of the Order of the Phoenix led by Mad-Eye Moody and a group of Death Eaters led by Lord Voldemort. The Order of the Phoenix strives to… Read More
• Timelines and calendars During the Second War, battles were fought between Death Eaters and allies of the Ministry, including Aurors and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Some of these battles were single combats, but others were pitched battles between small groups of combatants. In the end, the final defeat of Voldemort… Read More
• Character Bernadette was an Executioner at MACUSA in 1920s New York. When Tina Goldstein and Newt Scamander were accused by Auror Percival Graves of using an Obscurus to cause destruction, Bernadette led Tina to the Death Cell. She extracted happy memories from Tina’s mind and dropped them into the pool of… Read More
• Character Bertha Jorkins was a Ministry of Magic witch murdered by Voldemort. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:51 — 4.4MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Character Bertrand de Pensées Profondes was a renowned wizarding philosopher and author of A Study into the Possibility of Reversing the Actual and Metaphysical Effects of Natural Death, with Particular Regard to the Reintegration of Essence and Matter (TBB). Podcast:… Read More
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It could be argued that Andromeda Tonks is only a tertiary character in the Harry Potter novels; she only appears in one scene in the final book. Still, I have always found Andromeda Tonks to be an amazingly interesting character. Perhaps, it is this lack of information that causes me… Read More
• Character Regulus Black was the younger brother of Sirius Black. Unlike Sirius, Regulus was favored by their parents because he shared their overweening pride in their heritage and their belief in pure-blood supremacy; indeed, Regulus became one of Voldemort’s Death Eaters around 1977 at the age of sixteen. Sirius… Read More
• Quote “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:51 — 4.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Barnabas Blenkinsop was a wizard whose mysterious death is reported in the Daily Prophet (DP2) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:51 — 4.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Magical effects A Blood Malediction is a Curse carried in the blood through generations of a family, causing disease and even death (CC4.3). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:51 — 4.4MB)… Read More
• Character The Bloody Baron is the Slytherin House ghost, a grim, silent, and terrifying specter with a gaunt face and blank eyes. His robes are covered with silver bloodstains. He is never heard to speak, although Harry does impersonate him once, using a hoarse whisper (PS16). A favorite pastime… Read More
• Character Broderick Bode was a sallow-skinned wizard with a mournful face who worked for the Department of Mysteries (GF7, OP8). He was injured late in 1995 when Lucius Malfoy Imperiused Bode into removing the Prophecy from the Department of Mysteries (OP26). Bode lost the power of speech and… Read More
• Event The plant is brought to him anonymously as a gift on Christmas Day, 1995. His caretaker assumes it’s a harmless Flitterbloom and encourages him to take care of it. When he touches it, it strangles him. The plant had been brought by Walden Macnair in order to kill Bode, who… Read More
• Magizoology Burning Day is the day on which a phoenix bursts into flames and is reborn from the ashes (CS12). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:51 — 4.4MB)Subscribe:… Read More