Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Xenophilius Lovegood
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Character|
|Related Family||Luna Lovegood|
|Loyalty||Harry Potter, Crumple-Horned Snorkacks|
Role in the Books 
Luna Lovegood tells Hermione that her father is the publisher of The Quibbler, but we do not meet him or learn his name.
Xenophilius attends the wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour wearing stunningly bright robes and a large device consisting of a triangle, with a circle and line inscribed in it. Viktor Krum, who is at the wedding, tells a disguised Harry that that symbol was used by the evil magician Grindelwald for his movement.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione, while they are on the run later, hear that The Quibbler is printing stories supportive of Harry. They go to visit Xenophilius; he seems reluctant to invite them in, but eventually does so, saying that he has to send an owl to fetch Luna, who is down past the bridge catching Plimpies for soup. Explaining that the symbol he had worn was the sigil of the three Deathly Hallows, he asks Hermione to read the story of the Three Brothers from her copy of the Tales of Beedle the Bard. The three brothers receive items from Death, because they have tricked him: one asks for a wand more powerful than any other, one asks for a stone that can return people from death, and one asks for Death's own invisibility cloak. Xenophilius explains that these are the three Hallows, and the symbols of them are the triangle for the invisibility cloak, the circle for the resurrection stone, and the line for the wand.
Xenophilius then departs to make some soup, and Harry investigates an upstairs room, finding what is evidently Luna's room, with painted portraits of himself and other members of Dumbledore's Army. He discovers that it has apparently not been used for some time, which is odd; Luna should be home for Christmas break. When Xenophilius returns, Harry asks him again where Luna is; the printing press, which has been making copies of the Quibbler all this time, suddenly spits an entire stack of papers over the floor, and Harry finds that the Quibbler has suddenly taken up the official line, that Harry is "Undesirable Number One" and should be arrested.
Xenophilius admits that he has sent an owl to the Ministry; Luna is being held captive to force him to toe the party line. As the Ministry wizards arrive, Xenophilius attempts to Stun Harry, but misses and causes an Erumpent horn (which he had purchased believing it to be the horn of a Crumple-Horned Snorkack) to explode. Hermione, Ron, and Harry make their escape in the confusion, making sure that the Death Eaters see Harry and Hermione so that Xenophilius will not be punished for lying about Harry being there.
We hear later that Xenophilius has been arrested, though we don't hear details.
Relationships with Other Characters 
"Xenophilius" is accurately named, as it translates to "love of the strange" or "love of strange things."