Harry James Potter was born to James Potter and Lily Evans Potter. His birth appeared to fulfill a prophecy given months before by Sybill Trelawney. This prophecy would be the impetus for many events, including the death of James and Lily 18 months later. Sadly, James’ parents, Fleamont and Euphemia Potter,… Read More
Voldemort attempts to kill Harry Potter after murdering his parents, but the spell rebounds onto Voldemort. Harry is left alive with a scar on his forehead that hides an accidental Horcrux made of Voldemort’s shattered soul. Voldemort, nearly dead and without physical form, retreats into the forests of Albania where… Read More
Both are grief stricken to realize that James and Lily are dead. They rescue baby Harry from the rubble. Sirius tries to take Harry, as he is the godfather, but Hagrid insists on following Dumbledore’s instructions and take the baby to his Muggle relatives. Sirius relents and lends Hagrid his… Read More
Minerva McGonagall disguised as her cat Animagus arrives outside the home of the Dursley family on Privet Drive early in the morning of November 1, 1981. At half-past 8 a.m., Vernon Dursley leaves his driveway and notices a tabby cat reading a map on the corner near his house, which made… Read More
After Voldemort kills Lily and James Potter and is defeated by baby Harry, Hagrid retrieves Harry and they travel by Sirius’ flying motorbike from Godric’s Hollow to Little Whinging. Harry is asleep by the time they meet Professors Dumbledore and McGonagall outside of Number Four, Privet Drive, the home of… Read More
Harry attends primary school beginning in 1985. He is laughed at because of his oversized, hand-me-down clothes and taped glasses, and ostracized because none of the other kids will brave Dudley’s gang to befriend him. On one occasion he turns a teacher’s wig blue. On another occasion he inexplicably finds… Read More
Harry accompanies Dudley, Piers Polkiss, Aunt Petunia, and Uncle Vernon to the zoo, where he unknowingly uses Parseltongue to speak with a boa constrictor. When Dudley notices and comes running, the glass of the snake’s enclosure mysteriously disappears and the snake escapes. Read More
Harry receives his first letter from Hogwarts, which Uncle Vernon burns. After he boards up the letter box, letters begin to appear rolled up inside eggs and down the chimney. Read More
When a letter arrives addressed to Harry in the cupboard under the stairs, Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia realize that Dumbledore knows how they’ve been treating the boy. In response, they move Harry into Dudley’s second bedroom, much to Dudley’s chagrin. The next letter, which arrives to following day, is… Read More
When thirty or forty letters come pouring out of the kitchen chimney at number four, Privet Drive, Uncle Vernon has had enough. He packs everyone into the car and drives around for hours. The family ends up in Cokeworth and stay the night in the Railview Hotel. Read More
Harry and Hagrid visit Diagon Alley. Harry realizes how famous he is when he is recognized at the Leaky Cauldron. At Gringotts, Harry learns of his parents’ fortune and Hagrid retrieves the Philosopher’s Stone. Harry meets Draco Malfoy for the first time at Madame Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions. Harry… Read More
Hagrid retrieves the Philosopher’s Stone to take it back to Hogwarts, and helps Harry to withdraw some gold from the fortune he never knew his parents had left him. (PS5) After entering the huge, grand bank and explaining what they want to a goblin, Hagrid and Harry are taken… Read More
While shopping in Diagon Alley for Harry’s school things, Hagrid purchases a snowy owl at Eeylops and presents her to Harry as his birthday gift (PS5). Harry later names her Hedwig, a name he finds in A History of Magic (PS6). Read More
Both boys get fitted for their Hogwarts robes at the same time. But Draco talks about Quidditch, being spoiled by his parents, his confidence in being sorted into Slytherin, unkind things he’s heard about Hagrid (who is waiting outside with ice cream), and his belief that Muggle-borns shouldn’t be allowed… Read More
Harry catches the Hogwarts Express at 11 am at King’s Cross Station, where he is helped by Molly Weasley and encounters several members of the Weasley family. He and his fellow students then travel until evening to Hogwarts. Harry properly meets Ron Weasley and they share a compartment; he and Ron immediately… Read More
Their first view of Hogwarts is a shining castle reflected in the dark Lake. They glide through a curtain of ivy to a small, hidden pebble beach where they disembark, walk up a path, and come to the massive wooden front doors. Read More
At the Sorting Ceremony, Harry is worried that he won’t be accepted, that the Hat will tell him he has to go back to the Dursleys. He thinks, “The hat seemed to be asking rather a lot; [he] didn’t feel brave or quick-witted or any of it at the moment. If… Read More
Harry, who has spent the last ten years of his life being rather poorly fed, is astonished to see a vast display of delicious food appear on the golden plates after the Sorting: Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had… Read More
Classes begin at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Harry and Ron get into trouble with Filch when they get lost. He assumes they’re trying to break into the forbidden third floor corridor. Read More
Harry discovers that Professor Snape actively dislikes him when he embarrasses Harry in front of the rest of the class. However, some of the information Snape gives him was valuable later on, such as the ingredients for Wolfsbane Potion and the proper use of a bezoar to avoid poisoning. Read More
Madam Hooch instructs the First Years, who use approximately twenty of the school’s sub-par brooms. Neville injures himself on his broom, and Madam Hooch escorts him to the Hospital Wing. While the class is thus unsupervised, Harry and Draco fight it out on brooms over Neville’s Remembrall, which Draco took. Read More
Draco challenges Harry to a duel the evening of their first flying lesson. Draco suggests midnight in the Trophy Room. In reality, Draco is setting Harry up to be caught out of bed after hours and has no intention of dueling anyone. Harry, with Ron in tow as his second,… Read More
When Professor McGonagall saw Harry fly for the first time, she knew he would be a natural Seeker for the Gryffindor team. On the day of his first practice with Gryffindor Captain Oliver Wood, a brand new Nimbus 2000 arrives for Harry, courtesy of McGonagall. It is accompanied by a… Read More
September 19, 1991 — Harry brings his new Nimbus 2000 broom to the Quidditch pitch as 7 pm. While waiting for Gyffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood to show up, Harry flies around the goal posts, reveling in the responsiveness of the broom. When Wood arrives, he complements Harry’s flying, then… Read More
The feast is interrupted by a Mountain Troll who almost kills Hermione Granger; she is saved by Harry and Ron, after which they become friends. Meanwhile, Quirrell, who let the troll in, heads for the Philosopher’s Stone – but is stopped by Snape. Read More
For this important Gryffindor v Slytherin Quidditch match – Harry Potter’s first ever, Harry’s friends in the audience support him with a banner reading “Potter for President” and cheer him on. From the stands, Professor Quirrell tries to knock Harry off his broom with magic during the… Read More
Among his Christmas gifts, Harry is astonished to receive is an Invisibility Cloak with an anonymous notes informing Harry that it had belonged to his father, and the admonition to “Use it well” (PS12). Read More
Harry’s first Christmas dinner at Hogwarts is a memorable affair, involving mountains of delicious food, Dumbledore wearing a bonnet, magical Christmas crackers, and the rare vision of tipsy Hagrid kissing the cheek of a blushing McGonagall (PS12). Read More
Harry slips into an unused classroom to avoid being caught out of bed by Filch and Snape. Inside the classroom is a tall, ornate mirror. When Harry looks in it, he sees his parents and generations of his family. Harry remains transfixed by what he sees until a noise startles… Read More
Dumbledore explains what the Mirror does —  that it shows the deepest desire of a person’s heart — and warns of the danger of losing oneself in the dream it presents. He informs Harry that the Mirror will no longer be found in that disused classroom. Read More
Using the invisibility cloak, Harry and Hermione sneak Norbert up to the top of the astronomy tower, where Charlie’s friends successfully attach Norbert’s crate to their brooms and fly away with the dragon without being caught. Unfortunately, Harry and Hermione forget the invisibility cloak at the top of the tower are… Read More
With Hagrid supervising, they track down a dead unicorn. Harry encounters Voldemort for the first time in the form of a hooded figure drinking unicorn blood. Read More
Harry and Draco are on detention in the Forbidden Forest along with Fang when they view a monstrous hooded creature beside a dead unicorn drinking the animal’s silvery blood. As the creature turns to stare and then crawls on the ground towards them, Draco screams and runs away with Fang,… Read More
After finding out that Dumbledore is gone from Hogwarts, and being unable to convince McGonagall of any danger, the trio decide to go through the trap door themselves to protect the Stone.  Neville tries to stop them in a show of bravery only to be hit with a Full-Body Bind… Read More
Hermione works out the logic of the puzzle, which she says is an excellent form of defense, since many powerful wizards have no sense of logic. She figured out which potion bottle she needed to drink to go back safely through the purple flames and warn Dumbledore and which one… Read More
Going on alone from the potions room, Harry finds Professor Quirrell and the Mirror of Erised in the next chamber. Harry is shocked to find that Quirrell (and not Snape) has been trying to kill him and get the Philosopher’s Stone. Quirrell tries to use the Mirror of Erised to… Read More
Following his struggle with the Voldemort-possessed Professor Quirrell, a battered Harry Potter is unconscious in the Hospital Wing for three days. Because of this, he missed the last Quidditch match of the 1991-92 school year, against Ravenclaw. There was no alternative Seeker for the… Read More
Gryffindor wins the House Cup, but not the Quidditch Cup, which goes to Slytherin. As Dumbledore starts speaking before the feast, Slytherin leads in house points with 472, Gryffindor is last with 312, and Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw are in the middle. But Dumbledore recognizes the achievements of Harry and his… Read More
In an attempt to protect Harry by making him feel he has no reason to return to Hogwarts for his second year, Dobby intercepts and keeps all mail being sent to Harry by his new friends from school (CS2). Read More
This is the worst birthday that Harry can remember. The Dursleys have completely forgotten that today is Harry’s birthday, and he ends up having to spend it doing chores in preparation for a very important dinner party hosting one of Uncle Vernon’s clients, Mr. Mason, and his wife, Mrs. Mason. Harry is… Read More
Leaving Privet Drive in Surrey, Fred and George fly the Anglia west to Devon, toward the Burrow. The trip apparently takes several hours, since when they leave it’s nighttime and when they arrive the sun is coming up (which would be just before 6 am at that location and on… Read More
Using Floo powder for the first time, Harry fails to follow all the instructions he’s given by the Weasleys and ends up one fireplace off. It happens to be the fireplace in Borgin and Burkes, a shop in Knockturn Alley selling all manner of dark magic items. He barely hides… Read More
At Gilderoy Lockhart’s book signing at Flourish and Blotts, Lucius Malfoy insults Arthur Weasley for associating with Muggles (Mr. and Mrs. Granger) and Arthur lunges at Lucius. Bookshelves are disturbed in the commotion. An Encyclopedia of Toadstools hits Lucius in one eye, and Arthur sustains a cut to the lip. To… Read More
Molly doesn’t notice that the car has been magically modified, even when eight people plus all their luggage fit comfortably. A few miles down the road, Ginny realizes she forgot her diary — the diary which is really a horcrux — and they go back for it. Read More
When they crash into the barrier between platforms nine and ten (and Hedwig makes a noisy fuss about it), Harry and Ron attract the attention of Muggles at King’s Cross. Unable to follow the rest of the Weasleys to platform nine and three quarters, Ron and Harry miss the Hogwarts… Read More
In a Quidditch match against the Slytherin Quidditch Team, a rogue Bludger breaks Harry’s arm. During the game one Bludger persistently followed his every move, making it impossible for Harry to look for the Snitch or for Gryffindor’s Beaters to protect their Chasers (CS10). Determined to outfly… Read More
Harry unwittingly uses Parseltongue to talk to a snake in front of the whole school; the Hufflepuffs in particular are now entirely convinced he’s the heir of Salazar Slytherin. There is a huge turnout for the first and only meeting of Lockhart’s duelling club. Snape is also there to help… Read More
When Professor McGonagall finds Harry in the hallway near the petrified Justin Finch-Fletchly and Nearly Headless Nick (CS11), she takes him to Dumbledore’s Office, using the password “Sherbet Lemon” (CS12). While waiting, Harry looks around at the many sleeping Headmaster portraits on the wall, as well as Dumbledore’s… Read More
Crabbe and Goyle are drugged (by some Sleeping Draught that Hermione puts in some chocolate cakes) and have their hair stolen by Harry and Ron. They add their hairs to the potion and drink it in the bathroom. Disguised as Crabbe and Goyle, Ron and Harry quiz Draco Malfoy and… Read More
Lockhart takes it upon himself to whip up a celebration; Harry receives an anonymous singing valentine. That night, Harry learns how to work Riddle’s diary and travels into his memory, which convinces Harry that Hagrid had opened the Chamber of Secrets. Read More
Harry, Ron, and Fang are about to be attacked and eaten by Aragog’s many offspring when the Ford Anglia, which had gone wild in the Forbidden Forest since escaping there the previous September, crashes into the clearing and rescues them. Read More
Harry and Ron follow the spiders, stopping at Hagrid’s hut to get Fang to go with them before entering the forest. Deep in the dark, thick forest, they come across Mr. Weasley’s Ford Anglia, which appears to have gained so degree of sentience and free will since it crashed into… Read More
After telling Harry and Ron what he knows about the Chamber of Secrets and its monster, Aragog indicates to his family that they are allowed to eat the boys and Fang. Just in time, the Ford Anglia, which appears to have “gone wild” in the Forbidden Forest and developed sentience… Read More
Harry and Ron learn that Ginny has been taken into the Chamber and go to offer their knowledge to Professor Lockhart. When they discover he’s trying to take off (and that the things he claimed to have done in his books were actually done by other people), they instead disarm him… Read More
Harry, Ron, and Professor Lockhart open the entrance to the underground Chamber. Along the way, Lockhart uses Ron’s broken wand and blasts himself with permanent Memory Spell damage and bringing down a section of the ceiling. Harry, cut off from the others, proceeds to the Chamber on his own where… Read More
Harry kills the Basilisk and uses its fang to destroy the diary, therefore destroying Riddle and saving Ginny’s life. Gilderoy Lockhart’s memory is destroyed when he attempts to Obliviate Ron and Harry and get out of the Chamber. Later that night, the Petrified people are restored using Mandrake Draught. Read More
Marge insults Harry’s father, and Harry’s deep anger leads to uncontrolled magic. Marge inflates like a balloon and floats up to the ceiling. Knowing he’s in trouble with the Dursleys for blowing up Marge and believing he’s expelled from Hogwarts for performing magic outside of school, Harry grabs his school… Read More
He does his homework out in the open, eats free ice creams, picks up his books, and repeatedly stops by Quality Quidditch Supplies to admire the Firebolt. (PA3)… Read More
Lupin, who believed that practical experiences were the best way to teach, brought his class of Third Years to the staff room where a Boggart had taken up residence in the wardrobe. The Boggart tried to scare a number of kids in the class, beginning with a very nervous Neville… Read More
The Gryffindor Quidditch Team loses to Hufflepuff when Dementors invade the pitch. The effect of their presence causes Harry Potter to fall off his broom, and Cedric Diggory grabs the Snitch. Harry’s Nimbus 2000 is blown into the Whomping Willow and smashed to bits… Read More
Fred and George know that Harry desperately wants to go to Hogsmeade but he is not allowed because escaped convict Sirius Black is on the loose and the castle is surrounded by Dementors. So they decide to give him the Marauder’s Map, which they discovered in Filch’s filing cabinet under… Read More
Harry wakes up on Christmas morning in 1993 to a pile of presents at the foot of his bed. Among them is a long thin box with no note attached. When Harry opens it a brand new Firebolt rolls out of the wrappings.  Harry and Ron are in shock. They… Read More
Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw in Harry Potter’s third year is the first Quidditch match where he is allowed to fly on his new Firebolt broom, which was given back to him only in time for one practice session with the team (PA13). It is a “must win” situation… Read More
In this match, the Slytherin team members resort to dirty tactics to try and beat Gryffindor’s team in the last Quidditch match of the year. However, in spite of Slytherin’s efforts to foul and cheat, Harry Potter catches the Snitch and Gryffindor wins the Quidditch… Read More
Harry and Hermione lead the hippogriff away while the execution party – an elderly member of the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures, Walden Macnair (the executioner), Dumbledore, and Hagrid – is busy inside Hagrid’s hut. Prompted by Dumbledore, Harry and Hermione used Hermione’s Time-Turner to return to the time… Read More
Buckbeak is scheduled to be executed at sundown; Sirius Black is captured and held to receive the Dementor’s Kiss. With Dumbledore’s guidance, Harry and Hermione use a time-turner to travel back three hours and free Buckbeak. Harry then casts a Patronus Charm to save himself and Sirius from the Dementors,… Read More
At Stoatshead Hill, Amos and Cedric Diggory, Arthur, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley, Harry, and Hermione touch a timed portkey in the form of an old boot. Harry experiences a bizarre sensation like being pulled by a hook located somewhere behind his bellybutton as the party is transported to… Read More
The game is brutal and so fast-paced that Ludo Bagman’s commentary can barely keep up. The Bulgarian National Team’s young seeker, Viktor Krum, uses his excellent flying skills to catch the Snitch, doing so despite his team being down more than 150 in order to avoid further humiliation at the… Read More
Sometime after the end of the Quidditch World Cup final, the carousing in the campground turns malicious. A crowd of Death Eaters magically hoists the Muggle Roberts family high into the air and tosses them about. Other witches and wizards, perhaps drunk or merely overcome by a mob mentality, happily… Read More
Harry, Hermione, and most of the Weasleys travel by way of three Muggle taxis from the Burrow to King’s Cross, crammed in with their luggage and overexcited pets. After the group reaches Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, Mrs. Weasley, Bill, and Charlie hint at the surprise tournament awaiting the students at Hogwarts… Read More
After the Halloween feast is over, the venerable Goblet of Fire is brought forward. One by one, the names of the chosen champions fly out of the Goblet. They are Viktor Krum, Fleur Delacour, Cedric Diggory, and, to everyone’s surprise, Harry Potter. Read More
The hostility towards Harry since he became the second Hogwarts champion – and Harry’s own frustration in response – comes to a head when Harry and Malfoy have a confrontation before Potions class (GF18). Harry and Hermione head to Double Potions after lunch and find the Slytherins waiting outside… Read More
Colin Creevey interrupts a particularly unpleasant period of Double Potions with the task of retrieving Harry for some sort of Tournament-related business. Snape angrily tells Harry to leave, and Colin leads Harry to the classroom where the Weighing of the Wands will take places (GF18). Read More
Before the Weighing of the Wands, Rita Skeeter sweeps Harry away for an interview in a broom cupboard. Harry is bothered by Skeeter’s slanted questions and the dramatic and inaccurate words of her Quick-Quotes Quill (GF18). Read More
Garrick Ollivander makes sure the champions’ wands all work properly. They all do. Photos are taken for the Prophet (GF18). Read More
After Professor Moody/Barty Crouch Jr. gives Harry some hints, he realizes that he can summon his broomstick and use it to deal with dragons. Harry enlists Hermione’s help, and they skip lunch to practice the Summoning Charm in an empty classroom. At first, Harry struggles and has trouble concentrating. They… Read More
The champions take it in turn to try to steal a golden egg from the clutches of a different kind of dragon. Harry summons his broom to help him get the egg from his dragon a Hungarian Horntail, and he completes the task in the shortest amount of time. Before… Read More
Harry and Ron accompany Hermione on her visit to the house-elves in the Hogwarts kitchens. Among the house-elves in the kitchen are Dobby and Winky, who have been working at Hogwarts for a week. Winky is still deeply upset about being sacked, Dobby is happy with his new situation, and… Read More
Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave the castle at noon on a mild Saturday in March and walk to Hogsmeade. They buy some outlandish socks at Gladrags as a thank-you gift for Dobby. At 1:30, they meet up with Sirius (who is in his animagus form) at the outskirts of the village… Read More
Harry’s classmates sit their end-of-term exams in June, finishing them on the day of the third task of the Triwizard Tournament (GF31). The Triwizard Champions are exempt from exams. Up until the day of the task, while his classmates are being tested, Harry sits in the back of the room… Read More
After Voldemort’s rebirth in the Little Hangleton graveyard, he forces Harry into a duel. He intends to show his superiority over Harry in defeating him. However, the twin wand cores result in a very different outcome when the Priori Incantatem effect produces images of the last spells Voldermort cast. These… Read More
The third task is a maze of 20 foot high hedges on the quidditch pitch, with the Triwizard cup placed in the center. The first to reach it will be the winner of the Triwizard tournament. Hagrid and Professors McGonagall, Moody and Flitwick are dispatched as patrollers around the edge… Read More
Cedric is killed by Wormtail using Voldemort’s wand. Voldemort is restored to his body in an ancient ceremony (GF32). The Death Eaters are called back to him and they gather (GF33). Voldemort and Harry then duel, and Harry manages to escape with Cedric’s body (GF34). Back at… Read More
As Voldemort and Harry duel in front of the Death Eaters, the twin phoenix feather cores of their wands create a “Reverse Spell Effect” known as Priori Incantatem, and shades of Voldemort’s previous victims come out of his yew wand and protect Harry, including… Read More
Two Dementors attack Harry and Dudley in an alley in Little Whinging. The Dementors show up just as Harry is frightening Dudley by pretending to perform magic. The Dementors, we find out later, had been sent by Dolores Umbridge (OP32). After Harry saves his cousin and himself (he successfully conjures… Read More
The Dursleys depart for what they believe to be the prize-giving of the All-England Best Kept Suburban Lawn Competition. The Advance Guard — “Mad-Eye” Moody, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, and Hestia Jones — arrive at number four, Privet Drive to… Read More
Harry attends his hearing for underage magic in front of a Muggle in defending himself and Dudley from Dementors. Fudge continues to disbelieve him about Voldemort’s return, and Dumbledore arrives to assist Harry. Mrs. Figg testifies and Harry is cleared of all charges.He sees the Department of Mysteries corridor in… Read More
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
Ron confronts Cho Chang about the Tutshill Tornados, after which Hermione tells him off (OP12). From this point on, Hermione tends to drag Ron out of the way when Cho wants to talk with Harry. Harry is given a week’s worth of detentions by Umbridge and a biscuit by… Read More
Hermione invites interested students to the Hog’s Head, and twenty-eight people show up. In the dirty, seedy Hog’s Head pub, where many of the more typical patrons keep their faces covered, students gather who are interested in going around Umbridge and learning more than just theory of Defense Against… Read More
The Gryffindor and Slytherin Quidditch teams play their first match of the 1995-96 season. Ravenclaw Luna Lovegood has constructed a roaring Lion Hat to show her support for Gryffindor. The Slytherin supporters have invented a song, “Weasley is Our King“, to unnerve Keeper Ron Weasley. Ron, who… Read More
After the last DA lesson before Christmas, Cho Chang remains behind in the Room of Requirement with Harry. They talk about the DA and about Cedric’s death, she starts to cry, then they kiss. Later, in the common room, Harry describes the experience as “wet.”… Read More
On Christmas day, Neville and his Gran visit Neville’s parents in St Mungos. While there, Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Hermione happen to visit the same ward and are surprised to learn the truth about Neville’s parents – that they were tortured to insanity by Bellatrix and her cronies and that… Read More
Marietta Edgecombe squeals on the D.A. to Umbridge. Rather than let Harry get expelled, Dumbledore takes the fall instead and is removed from Hogwarts. Unwilling to “go quietly,” he instead makes a dramatic escape. Read More
During the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match, from which Harry Potter is banned from playing, he and Hermione Granger go with Hagrid deep into the Forbidden Forest to meet his giant half-brother Grawp (OP30). In spite of Slytherin supporters singing “Weasley is our King” to upset… Read More
Harry and the others in his year sit their Ordinary Wizarding Level (O.W.L.) examinations. O.W.L.s occurs over the span of two weeks. First week of O.W.L.s: Monday – Charms (written exam in the morning and practical in the afternoon); Tuesday – Transfiguration (written exam in the morning and practical in… Read More
On the evening of June 18, 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 Voldemort… Read More
During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Bellatrix hits Sirius Black with a spell in the chest. His body, still smiling, falls through the veil in the Death Chamber (OP35). Read More
It’s a busy two weeks: When Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge refuses to step aside for Voldemort, the Brockdale Bridge is destroyed, killing dozens of Muggles. Amelia Bones, Head of Magical Law Enforcement, and Emmeline Vance, a member of the Order of the Phoenix, are murdered – the former by… Read More
He comes to collect Harry but needs to settle a few details first. Thinking Dumbledore coming to take him on an errand and then to the Burrow might just be too good to be true, Harry hasn’t packed or told the Dursleys about this when Dumbledore arrives on Privet Drive… Read More
Harry and Ron each earned seven O.W.L.s. Hermione earned eleven – ten Outstandings and one Exceeds Expectations (HBP5). The only grades below “Exceeds Expectations” that Harry got were in History of Magic (he passed out during the exam), Astronomy (the exam during which Hagrid was arrested in full view… Read More
July 13, 1996, just after midnight – En route to the Burrow from Privet Drive, Dumbledore takes Harry to call on Horace Slughorn – who, in trying to evade the Death Eaters, possible employers, and anyone who would make him do work or associate himself with one side over another in… Read More
July 13, 1996 – Harry and Dumbledore travel via Side-Along Apparition to the Burrow, arriving just after midnight. Before going in, Dumbledore takes Harry aside. In an uncharacteristically intimate conversation, the two discuss Sirius’ death and Harry’s reaction to it, the fact that Harry should confide in Ron and Hermione,… Read More
Harry celebrates at the Burrow, but the celebrations are marred by reports of Dementor attacks and disappearances brought home by Arthur, Bill, and Lupin. Read More
On the train, Harry sits with Neville and Luna until Slughorn invites him to tea. Then Harry endures hours of boring conversation with Slughorn and Hogwarts students with important connections (HBP7). Read More
On the way to Dumbledore’s office, Harry avoids Professor Trelawney, who has been drinking and is interpreting what a set of playing cards indicate about the future. They view Bob Ogden’s memory of the Gaunt house, and discuss the circumstances surrounding Voldemort’s birth. Harry asks for and receives permission to… Read More
First, Harry and Dumbledore briefly discuss Mundungus and Draco, and Dumbledore discusses Merope Gaunt with Harry again. Together, they then view a memory of Dumbledore’s, in which he visits Tom Riddle’s childhood orphanage to invite him to Hogwarts. Dumbledore learns Riddle’s history and discovers that he has already been using magic, hates… Read More
Harry, beset by flocks of girls vying to be his date for the party, on an impulse asks Luna to go with him. He meets her as she comes out of the bathroom. She had been comforting Hermione, who had been crying after Ron mockingly imitated her in class (… Read More
To the dismay of Romilda Vane and other admirers of the Chosen One, Harry attends with Luna Lovegood; Hermione brings Cormac McLaggen to annoy Ron. Also in attendance are a vampire, sundry notables “collected” by Slughorn, Professor Snape, Professor Trelawney, and a wait staff of House Elves. Hermione leaves Cormac… Read More
They discuss Rufus Scrimgeour and view two memories: in the first, Morfin tells Voldemort about his family just before Voldemort kills the Riddles; in the second (which Slughorn has modified), Voldemort asks Slughorn about horcruxes.  Finally, Dumbledore sets Harry homework – to obtain the rest of Slughorn’s memory. (HBP17) It… Read More
After getting the message about the lesson from Luna Harry arrives at his lesson with Dumbledore – having forgotten to do his homework and get the full memory from Slughorn. They watch two memories. In the first, Riddle visits Hepzibah Smith and sees what will become one of his horcruxes days before… Read More
Harry visits Hagrid with Slughorn, where the three hold a burial for Aragog. Slughorn and Hagrid drink to honor the deceased Acromantula, and when Hagrid falls asleep, Harry talks with Slughorn about his and Dumbledore’s efforts to reveal Voldemort’s past. Slughorn had refused to share his own memory of telling… Read More
A duel breaks out when Draco realizes that Harry has walked in on him crying and expressing his fears to Moaning Myrtle. Having been hoping for an opportunity to discover what the spell Sectumsempra does, Harry uses it on Malfoy. Harry regrets this and rushes to Malfoy when he sees… Read More
Harry had duelled with Draco Malfoy and used the Dark spell Sectumsempra, leaving Draco bleeding on the floor until Professor Snape arrived to save his life. As a result, Harry  had to serve a detention with Snape on Saturday instead of playing in the last Quidditch match… Read More
They leave Hogwarts on foot since it’s not possible to Apparate on Hogwarts grounds and walk through Hogsmeade. They greet Madam Rosmerta by the Three Broomsticks, then walk on to the Hog’s Head before Apparating away. Read More
While Dumbledore is away, a gang of Death Eaters, led by Draco Malfoy, sneaks into Hogwarts through the vanishing cabinet in the Room of Requirement. They battle the Order of the Phoenix, and when Dumbledore and Harry return, Dumbledore freezes Harry as Draco arrives to Disarm Dumbledore (HBP27). After a… Read More
Lured to the Astronomy Tower by the Dark Mark above it upon his and Harry’s return from the sea cave, Dumbledore encounters Draco Malfoy. Dumbledore immobilizes Harry, who is hidden under his invisibility cloak. Draco says he will kills Dumbledore, but keeps stalling. Draco and Dumbledore discuss Draco’s efforts to… Read More
There was no way that Hermione and Ron were going to let Harry go Horcrux hunting alone. So they had to prepare. Hermione started to research, as she does, spells and potions that she thought they would need. One of those spells helped her create her purple beaded bag with… Read More
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
The Battle of the Seven Potters ends with Harry and Hagrid crashing into the pond, within the magical protections surrounding Tonk’s house. Voldemort, who was in pursuit, cannot pass through the magical barrier. Harry is safe, at least for now. Read More
Harry, staying at the Burrow, wakes up from a dream of Voldemort searching for Gregorovich and realizes that the Trace is removed. He does random magic (Accio Glasses) and is given a book from Ron who tells him: “This isn’t your average book. It’s pure gold: Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches. Read More
The trio disapparate from the infiltrated wedding at the Burrow to Tottenham Court Road. To calm down and figure out their next move the trio duck into an all-night-cafe. However, because Hermione said ‘Voldemort’, enacting the taboo for the first time, 2 undercover death eaters, Rowle and Dolohov, find their… Read More
Dung informs them that the locket went to Umbridge, who wears it at the Ministry of Magic. Mundungus Fletcher is not happy about being abducted by Kreacher, and there is a brief struggle upon their arrival – with Mundungus getting disarmed by Hermione and tackled by Ron. Before Harry or his friends… Read More
Lupin, worried that his expected child with Tonks will be a werewolf and feeling guilty for starting a family despite his outcast status, comes to Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place and tries to convince Harry to let him join in on the quest. Harry gets angry at Lupin for abandoning his… Read More
Harry, Ron, and Hermione use Polyjuice Potion to impersonate Ministry Employees (DH12). They recover a Horcrux and make a narrow escape (DH13). Read More
On the run after escaping the Ministry, Harry, Ron and Hermione set up camp at the edge of a small town. Harry then takes his Invisibility Cloak and goes into the town in search of food. However, he does not get very far before he encounters dementors and discovers that… Read More
Ron, affected by the Horcrux locket, accuses Harry of not knowing what he’s doing, loses his temper, and leaves (DH15). Read More
In disguise, Harry and Hermione visit Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve. First they see a statue of baby Harry with his parents (disguised to Muggles as a war memorial) and visit James’ and Lily’s graves, where they also see the Deathly Hallows symbol on Ignotus Peverell’s grave and the graves of… Read More
Harry and Hermione, in disguise as an elderly Muggle couple, encounter who they think is Bathilda Bagshot in Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve. They follow her to her house, where she is revealed to be Nagini. In the ensuing battle, Hermione’s quick thinking saves the day, but Harry’s wand is… Read More
On watch in the Forest of Dean, Harry sees a silvery doe and follows it to discover Gryffindor’s sword in a frozen lake; when he tries to get it, Ron appears, saves Harry’s life when the locket tries to strangle him it the water, and uses the sword to destroy… Read More
After receiving an emotional high from hearing familiar voices and support on Potterwatch, Harry accidentally lets slip Voldemort’s name, which is taboo to speak. It breaks all of their protective enchantments and brings a group of Snatchers, led by werewolf Fenrir Greyback, to the Trio’s location. An… Read More
Narcissa brings the captives into the drawing room so Draco can positively identify Harry. He does so reluctantly and half-heartedly, but before the Dark Lord is summoned Bellatrix tortures Hermione and Griphook for information about the Sword of Gryffindor. During the torture Harry and Ron are brought to the cellar where… Read More
After being killed by Bellatrix Lestrange’s knife (DH23), Dobby is laid to rest near Shell Cottage. Harry digs the grave by hand. As he does this, he is aware of the anger Voldemort is feeling, but Harry’s own grief is much stronger. The frustration and loss help Harry to… Read More
Harry, Ron, Hermione, & Griphook break into Gringotts, steal Hufflepuff’s Cup, lose Gryffindor’s sword, and escape on a dragon. Before leaving Shell Cottage, Hermione disguises herself as Bellatrix Lestrange with the use of Polyjuice Potion and disguises Ron by using spells to alter his facial features. Harry and Griphook are… Read More
Hogwarts gears up for battle as Voldemort seeks out the Horcruxes and takes flight for the school; Ron and Hermione destroy Hufflepuff’s Cup as Harry seeks the diadem of Ravenclaw… Read More
Harry faces Voldemort in the forest, unarmed and awaiting death. Harry is not a Horcrux, but he is harboring a piece of the Dark Lord’s soul. This piece is destroyed when Voldemort hurls the Killing Curse at Harry, thereby eliminating one more option for immortality for the Dark Lord. Read More
After emerging from the pensieve and realizing that he is a Horcrux and must be killed (DH33), Harry starts walking towards the forest. He is at once terrified and numb. He reflects on how precious life is. He has his Invisibility Cloak on as he passes by the Great… Read More
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
After Voldemort struck him down with the Killing Curse in the Forbidden Forest (DH33), Harry finds himself lying naked and without his glasses on a sort of floor surrounded by a bright white mist. Slowly his surroundings take on the shape of King’s Cross Station in London, and when… Read More
Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione bring their children to Hogwarts Express and send the older ones off to school. Draco Malfoy is also there with his wife and son, and Teddy Lupin is also there, seeing off Victoire Weasley. Albus Severus Potter, Rose Weasley, and Scorpius Malfoy are all about to… Read More
Albus Potter, the second son of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross to start his first year at Hogwarts School and, to everyone’s surprise, he is sorted into Slytherin House (CC1.2, CC1.3, CC1.4). Read More
Albus Potter uses the Fire-Making Spell (“Incendio”) to destroy the Hogsmeade permissions form his father Harry has signed. Harry had pointed out that it was a chance for Albus to go to Honeydukes without his mother Ginny interfering. However, Albus has an argument with his father… Read More
Lily Potter boards the Hogwarts Express on Platform Nine and Three-quarters at King’s Cross, is sorted into Gryffindor House and starts her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (CC1.4). Her brother Albus may have had a small hope in his heart that she would… Read More
By the time that the Hogwarts Express is leaving King’s Cross for the start of his son Albus’s fourth year, Harry Potter has become the head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (CC1.5). This would be a promotion to the post from within the Ministry, as he… Read More
After hearing a rumour about an illegal Time-Turner, Harry Potter and his team of Aurors from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement raid the Nott residence and confiscate it. Harry turns over the Time-Turner to Hermione Granger, the Minister for Magic, for safekeeping (CC1.5). Read More
Waiting for Harry Potter to return to his office after the Department of Magical Law Enforcement raids Theodore Nott’s residence, Hermione Granger looks through the paperwork piles on his desk and discovers reports about movements of Voldemort’s former allies such as the trolls and giants. Harry… Read More
After having several appointments to meet with Harry Potter at his office in the Ministry of Magic postponed, Amos Diggory comes to Harry and Ginny’s house the night before the start of term to beg him to use a Time-Turner to save his son Cedric. He… Read More
Albus Potter is sitting on the stairs and listens to the conversation between his father Harry and Amos Diggory, who is asking Harry to save his son Cedric. Albus is surprised by Delphi who explains her relationship with Amos and they have a conversation (CC1.6). Read More
As it is the night before they are going back to Hogwarts, Harry Potter distributes gifts from himself and from their Uncle Ron Weasley to his three children. James gets his father’s Invisibility Cloak and a prank comb from Ron. Lily gets fluttering fairy wings… Read More
After receiving the back-to-school presents from his father, Albus Potter and Harry have an argument, which turns into a blazing row. Harry is hoping to become closer to his son, but Albus feels that he needs to be grateful – and he also struggles with having a famous… Read More
Harry Potter has a nightmare after his argument with son Albus. While it starts with the night at the Hut-on-the-Rock (PS4), the voice of Lord Voldemort interrupts Hagrid telling Harry that he was a famous wizard (CC1.8). Harry and Ginny then discuss the… Read More
A public meeting is called at the Ministry of Magic by Minister Hermione Granger, to discuss the movements of Lord Voldemort’s former allies and ask for vigilance regarding Dark Magic – all worrying signs. Giants, trolls and werewolves have been increasingly active. The meeting descends into name-calling and… Read More
After the failure of the public meeting at the Ministry of Magic, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter sit in the Potter’s kitchen and discuss Draco Malfoy’s outburst. Hermione insists that she will not be like former Minister, Cornelius Fudge, and “stick… Read More
At the Ministry of Magic, Hermione Granger holds a meeting with Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley and Ron Weasley to discuss what to do about the missing children Albus and Scorpius. After Draco and Ginny start shouting at each other, Harry admits that… Read More
Following the complete disappearance of his son Albus and Scorpius Malfoy from the Hogwarts Express, Harry Potter has a nightmare about living with the Dursleys and particularly his Aunt Petunia berating him. He also hears the voice of Voldemort again, a and sees Albus wearing the robes… Read More
Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy start arriving in Headteacher McGonagall’s office at Hogwarts via the Floo Network, making a mess of her carpet. They agree to search the Forbidden Forest for Albus and Scorpius (CC2.3). Read More
Harry Potter encounters the centaur Bane in the Forbidden Forest. Bane reminds him that the forest land has belonged to the centaurs since the Battle of Hogwarts and that Harry is trespassing without permission. However, although unwilling or unable to help find Albus in the forest,… Read More
Albus Potter chases his father Harry, arguing with him about his friendship with Scorpius Malfoy. They meet his uncle, a much-changed Ron Weasley, now staid and conservative. A shocked Albus realises that he and Scorpius have altered past events by their use of the Time-Turner. Read More
Harry Potter insists that Professor McGonagall monitors his son Albus’s movements with the Marauder’s Map. McGonagall argues with him about the wisdom of depending on the centaur Bane’s words or relying on advice from a portrait: “A headteacher’s portrait is a memoir. It is… Read More
Ginny and Harry Potter disagree on how Harry is dealing with his fears over their son Albus (CC2.13). Draco Malfoy comes to their home and demands to know why Harry is keeping Scorpius and Albus apart. Harry questions Scorpius’s parentage. They fight a duel. Ginny… Read More
With Ginny Weasley on hand to keep the peace, Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter have a conversation about their sons and about friendship. Draco admits he has trouble talking to Scorpius since his wife Astoria died. He had always envied the friendship between Harry, Ron and… Read More
An extremely angry and distressed Headmistress McGonagall gives Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy detention for the rest of the year. She points out the stupidity of what they were attempting and, even though their intentions were “honourable, but misguided”. Their actions had “resurrected the worst wizard the… Read More
Harry Potter visits his son Albus in his room inside the Slytherin dormitory at Hogwarts. They talk to each other about what has happened. Albus tries to explain why he wanted to save Cedric Diggory. Harry listens and apologises for suspecting Scorpius Malfoy of being… Read More
Harry Potter has a dream about visiting Godric’s Hollow with his Aunt Petunia, who tries to explain away the flowers for Lily and James. He again hears the voice of Lord Voldemort and sees his son Albus (CC3.12). As he talks about his dream with… Read More
Joined by Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley discover that their son Albus has left the Slytherin dormitory with Scorpius Malfoy. McGonagall goes to search the school, but Ginny asks Harry how heated his discussion with Albus had become (CC3.15). Read More
Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger are in her office at the Ministry of Magic. He reveals that he was drunk at their original wedding and, knowing that they loved each other in other timelines, would like to have a marriage renewal ceremony (CC3.17). When Harry Potter,… Read More
Minister for Magic Hermione Granger, at a second Extraordinary General Meeting, announces to the wizarding world that Lord Voldemort had a daughter, whose whereabouts are currently unknown (CC4.1). Hermione, Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley and Ron Weasley stand together to take responsibility. Read More
31 October 2020 While Harry Potter is in his office at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Albus Dumbledore visits his portrait and they have a conversation. Dumbledore attempts to speak to Harry about love. Harry counters that that he is so bad at understanding his own… Read More
31 October 1981 Needing to warn his father Harry quickly about Delphi’s plan to kill him, Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy are waiting and watching in Godric’s Hollow outside Lily and James Potter’s house. They discuss possible ways of telling his father where they… Read More
31 October 2020 Sitting with his old baby blanket and remembering his parents – as he does every year on Hallow’s Eve, Harry Potter is joined by his wife Ginny in Albus’s room. As they look at the blanket, Harry sees the holes that the Love Potion… Read More
31 October 2020 Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley arrive in Godric’s Hollow and are surprised at the changes. Putting aside their differences, they use the Golden Time-Turner to go back in Time (CC4.7). 31 October 1981 Arriving in… Read More
31 October 1981 While Albus sleeps, Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley discuss Harry’s love for their son (CC4.9). The wait for Delphi seems endless. Ginny realises that the reason Delphi has not already killed baby Harry is because she is waiting to meet her father Lord… Read More
31 October 1981 Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy discuss with Albus and Scorpius how they can prevent Delphi and Lord Voldemort from meeting each other. But, as he is the only one of them who speaks Parseltongue,… Read More
31 October 1981 While they wait for the transfigured Harry Potter to meet Delphi pretending to be her father and lure her inside St Jerome’s Church, Albus tells his mother Ginny that everything is his fault. Ginny replies that his father feels the same way “How… Read More
31 October 1981 Harry Potter, his friends and family stand together while Lord Voldemort kills Harry’s parents and tries to kill baby Harry. The harsh green light of the Killing Curse floods the scene three times (CC4.12). Hagrid arrives and goes into the Potter’s ruined… Read More
Scorpius Malfoy comes into a classroom with Albus Potter after asking Rose Granger-Weasley out on a date. She refused, but he thinks she might be a bit friendlier to him than she was before: “I asked her. I planted the acorn. The acorn that will grow into… Read More