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Let's admit it: sometimes it seems that Harry is something of a bumbler in the early books. He fails to ask the most obvious questions of the adults around him. He barely manages his schoolwork and doesn't seem to be able to write an essay without relying on Hermione. And he comes up with lame excuses for not telling Dumbledore what he knows, which usually compounds the problem. It's as if he's wandering around in a daze most of the time. Of course, when you remember that he's only eleven when he starts Hogwarts, it does make sense. Think about the eleven-year-old boys you know. They're probably not that different. There are those moments, however, when Harry's true strength and inherent talent shines through, even in the early books. Three such moments occur one right after the other in Goblet of Fire chapter 9 as the trio escape the chaos at the campsite by running into the woods. Read More
• Event At 11 am, the Hogwarts Express departs King’s Cross Station. Ginny introduces Harry and Neville to Luna Lovegood (OP10). After the train arrives at Hogwarts, Harry sees Thestrals for the first time (OP10). At the feast, the Sorting Hat sings a song of warning, and Dolores Umbridge is introduced (OP11). Read More
• Event Cornelius Fudge takes a Dementor with him into Hogwarts as protection. When the Dementor gets near to Barty Crouch Jr., it attacks and administers the Kiss. Fudge sees no great loss, but Dumbledore realizes this means they have no proof that Voldemort has returned. This moment is the beginning of… Read More
• Quote “And you see now, don’t you, Minerva, how right I was in attempting to stop the Gryffindor team re-forming? Dreadful tempers … So I really think I will have to ban these two from playing Quidditch ever again.”… Read More
• Ministry of Magic The Accidental Magic Reversal Squad is a division of the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes at the Ministry of Magic. This team is the first on the scene when a magical accident or catastrophe occurs. Read More
• Character Employee at the Ministry of Magic, recruiting for new members for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He placed an ad in the Daily Prophet looking for applicants for the position of “Hit-Witch” or “Hit-Wizard”. Mr Gumboil’s office is located in Room 919 at the Ministry (DP2). Read More
• Character Fifth Minister for Magic, in office 1747-1752. Couldn’t handle a goblin rebellion and resigned (Pm). Read More
• Character A tall, bearded wizard who works for the Ministry of Magic. He unwittingly played a part in Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s infiltration of the Ministry when Hermione gave him a Nosebleed Nougat, convinced him to go home, and took some of his hairs to add to Polyjuice Potion for… Read More
• Creature A dog with an exceptional sense of smell and tracking ability that is also suffering from albinism, resulting in pure white fur, pale skin and pink eyes. Read More
• Character Albus Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts for close to forty years, a time period that encompassed both of Voldemort’s attempts to take over the Wizarding world. Considered to be the most powerful wizard of his time, Dumbledore was awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class, and was the Supreme… Read More
• Character Alleged Muggle-born who is accused of “stealing magic” and sent to Azkaban by the Muggle-born Registration Commission in the days when the Ministry was controlled by Death Eaters (DH13). Claims to be the son of Arkie Alderton, a wizard (DH13). Read More
• Character Alice Longbottom, along with her husband Frank, were Aurors, popular in the Wizarding World, who fought valiantly against Voldemort and his supporters during the 1970s. Frank and Alice were captured by Death Eaters shortly after the fall of Voldemort (late 1981). They were subjected to the Cruciatus Curse in an attempt… Read More
• Event She was probably born in the middle of the 20th century, since the Muggle Prime Minister described her as a “middle-aged witch” upon her death in 1996 (HBP1). Read More
• Event In 1996, the Head of Magical Law Enforcement put up a fight while being killed personally by Voldemort inside a locked room where she had been living alone (HBP1). Read More
• Character Sister of Edgar Bones, and the aunt of Susan Bones. Before her murder by Death Eaters, Amelia was the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (OP6) and presided over the Wizengamot (OP8), including Harry’s disciplinary hearing on August 12, 1995. She later told her niece Susan… Read More
• Event In 1777, MACUSA President Elizabeth McGilliguddy presided over a gathering of witches and wizards from all over North America for the “Country or Kind” Debate. Thousands arrived, so the Great Meeting Hall was expanded magically to hold them all. Their purpose was to debate whether they should give allegiance to… Read More
• Character Ministry Official who works for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Amos is a ruddy-faced wizard with a scrubby brown beard. He takes a great deal of pride in his son, Cedric, even to the point of being somewhat rude about it to Harry. Other than… Read More
• Countries Located in the mountains between Spain and France, tiny  Andorra is one of the smallest countries in the world. However, it has a Ministry of Magic (GF28) and participates in international affairs. Read More
• Character Dolohov was one of Tom Riddle’s friends after leaving school, one of the original Death Eaters (HBP20). Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation, with responsibility for administering the Apparition Test to witches and wizards. Read More
• Character Cousin to Sirius Black’s mother; she tried to force through a Ministry Bill to make Muggle-hunting legal (OP6). Read More