Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters

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The Trio[edit]

The three most prominently featured protagonists in the series; often referred to as "the Trio".

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[edit]

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Regular occupants and students of Hogwarts.


  • Firenze
    • Divination professor (Harry's 5th - 7th Years)
  • Rubeus Hagrid
    • Care of Magical Creatures professor (Harry's 3rd - 7th Years)
    • Gamekeeper
  • Remus Lupin
    • Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (Harry's 3rd Year)
  • Minerva McGonagall
    • Deputy-Headmistress
    • Gryffindor Head of House
    • Transfiguration professor
  • Horace Slughorn
    • Potions professor (Harry's 6th - 7th Years)
    • Slytherin Head of House (Harry's 7th Year)
  • Severus Snape
    • Slytherin Head of House (Harry's 1st - 6th Years)
    • Potions professor (Harry's 1st - 5th Years)
    • Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (Harry's 6th Year)
    • Headmaster (Harry's 7th Year)
  • Dolores Umbridge
    • Headmistress (Harry's 5th Year)
    • High Inquisitor (Harry's 5th Year)
    • Defence Against the Dark Arts professor (Harry's 5th Year)


Hogwarts students arranged into houses by the Sorting Hat: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin.

Gryffindor House[edit]

Current (during novels)[edit]
Past House members[edit]

Hufflepuff House[edit]

Ravenclaw House[edit]

Slytherin House[edit]

Other Residents[edit]




Other Schools[edit]

Beauxbatons Academy of Magic[edit]

Durmstrang Institute[edit]


Characters arranged by family.

Black Family[edit]

See also: Black Family

Dumbledore Family[edit]

Dursley Family[edit]

Gaunt Family[edit]

See also: Gaunt Family

Malfoy Family[edit]

Potter Family[edit]

Snape Family[edit]

Weasley Family[edit]

See also: Weasley Family

Peverell Family[edit]

  • Antioch
  • Cadmus
  • Ignotus

Other Major Characters[edit]

Death Eaters[edit]

See also: Death Eaters

Dumbledore's Army[edit]

See also: Dumbledore's Army

Inquisitorial Squad[edit]

'A select group of students who are supportive of the Ministry of Magic, hand-picked by Professor Umbridge. Members have the power to dock points.' (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)


See also: Marauders

Ministry of Magic[edit]

See also: Ministry of Magic

Order of the Phoenix[edit]

Present and past members of the Order of the Phoenix listed.

Other Minor Characters[edit]

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Knight Bus[edit]




See also: Centaurs

House Elves[edit]

See also: House Elves


See also: Goblins