Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Susan Bones

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Susan Bones
Gender Female
Hair color Unknown
Eye color Unknown
Related Family Amelia Bones
Loyalty Ministry of Magic, Light side

Overview[edit | edit source]

Susan Bones is a Hogwarts student in Harry's year who had an uncle, aunt, and cousins who died at the hands of Death Eaters.

Role in the Books[edit | edit source]

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

Philosopher's Stone[edit | edit source]

Susan Bones is placed in Hufflepuff house by the Sorting Hat.

Order of the Phoenix[edit | edit source]

Susan Bones is one of the students who attend the first meeting of the group that will become Dumbledore's Army. At the meeting, she asks Harry if he is, in fact, able to produce a "corporeal Patronus." The phrasing is familiar to Harry, who asks if she is related to Amelia Bones. Susan confirms that Madam Bones is her aunt.

With the escape of the Death Eaters from Azkaban, people are once again frightened that Voldemort may be returning, despite the official Ministry reassurances. Susan Bones, who had lost several cousins, an uncle, and an aunt, to the Death Eaters in the previous round, becomes something of a center of attention in the school. At one point, she asks Harry how he stands the fame.

Susan is also one of the six members of Dumbledore's Army who see Draco Malfoy attempting to jinx Harry on the Hogwarts Express, and promptly return fire, leaving Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle looking like gigantic slugs squeezed into Hogwarts robes.

Half-Blood Prince[edit | edit source]

Susan's aunt, Amelia Bones, is murdered, probably directly by Voldemort.

Susan later appears during apparition instruction, during which she splinches her leg off. Adult wizards are on hand to reattach it, of course.

Deathly Hallows[edit | edit source]

While Susan's name is not mentioned, we know that Neville had summoned Dumbledore's Army to assist in Harry's mission. So we assume that as Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts to seek for Rowena Ravenclaw's lost diadem, she either is in the Room of Requirement with other Dumbledore's Army members, or else arrives later with the members of the Order of the Phoenix. We believe she was also present for the final Battle of Hogwarts.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Relationships with Other Characters[edit | edit source]

We rarely see Susan interact with other characters, but we do get a brief glimpse of the groups she hangs out with. She arrives at the first meeting of Dumbledore's Army in company with Hannah Abbott, Ernie Macmillan, and Justin Finch-Fletchley; at the end of the school year she shares a train compartment with the same three students, as well as Terry Boot and Anthony Goldstein.

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Questions[edit | edit source]

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Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

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