Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Frank Longbottom

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Frank Longbottom
Gender Male
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Related Family wife Alice Longbottom, son Neville Longbottom, mother Augusta Longbottom
Loyalty Albus Dumbledore

Overview[edit | edit source]

Frank Longbottom is Neville's father.

Role In The Books[edit | edit source]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

Goblet of Fire[edit | edit source]

Harry finds out by watching the scene of a trial, in Dumbledore's Pensieve, why Neville is being raised by his grandmother. Frank was an Auror, and shortly after Lord Voldemort's disappearance was attacked and tortured by Barty Crouch Jr., Bellatrix Lestrange, Rodolphus Lestrange, and Rabastan Lestrange, who used the Cruciatus Curse on him and his wife, Alice, until they lost most of their mental faculties. The two of them are now residing at St. Mungo's.

Order of the Phoenix[edit | edit source]

At the celebration feast for Ron and Hermione becoming Prefects, Alastor Moody shows Harry a picture of the old Order. In that picture, we see Alice and Frank Longbottom smiling and waving.

Before Potions class one day, Draco Malfoy, taunting Harry, mentions something about people with mental infirmities being forced to stay at S. Mungo's. Neville, pushed beyond his endurance, tries to attack him, but is restrained by Harry and Ron. Ron and Hermione wonder what that was all about, but while Harry knows, he also cannot answer because of his promise to Dumbledore.

Just before Christmas, while Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Hermione are visiting Mr. Weasley at St. Mungo's, they run into Neville and his grandmother who are visiting Neville's parents.

When Neville is captured by Death Eaters in the Battle in the Ministry, Bellatrix Lestrange says she will torture him as she tortured his parents. She is stopped only by the arrival of members of the Order arriving.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

In order to be employed as an Auror, Frank must have been a quite skilled wizard.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Relationships With Other Characters[edit | edit source]

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Neville Longbottom's parents were not killed, since this is not a killing curse. They were driven to madness and reside in a special ward (for those suffering from long-term spell damage) at St. Mungo's Hospital.

Questions[edit | edit source]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.