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We all know that in the all the HP books, if J.K. Rowling mentions a
character once, they usually come back big time in the plot...

(Remember Sirius Black from Book 1...Remember Barty Crouch Jr. at the beginning of Book 4...Remember Mad-Eye Moody before Hogwarts... ?)

So Here's a BIG list of characters, with descriptions: (and please do not copy)

Lord Voldemort - The universal "bad guy" of the HP series. His real name is Tom Marvolo Riddle. His father was a muggle and his mother a witch. He grew up in an orphanage after his mother died and his father left him. He resented his father his entire life and later killed him. Riddle was a prefect and Head Boy and Heir of Slytherin. Riddle transformed into Voldemort after undergoing many changes, he became dark and evil and powerful. He was ambitious and did anything he could for power. He gained power slowly for nearly a decade and began taking over everywhere. No one knew who to trust at the time. He was just rising to greater heights of power when he met a major defeat through Harry Potter. Harry's mother had died to save Harry and the traces of her love saved Harry. Voldemort never knew any kind of love in his "life." No one really knows why he wanted to kill all the Potters. Lilly Potter did not have to die, he only wanted to kill the Potters, but why? J.K. Rowling will probably tell us some time, but for now all we have are rumors... Maybe because He was the Heir of Slytherin and the Potters were the "Heir of Gryffindor" ? (after all, they lived at "Godric's Hollow." )....

Harry Potter - The main character who has uncontrollable black hair, glasses, bright green eyes and a thin lightning-shaped scar on his forehead.. He lives with his Uncle and Aunt until he is eleven because his parents were killed by the dark Lord Voldemort. Harry defeated and escaped from Voldemort with only his scar. This was because his mother died for him because of her great love for Harry, and so left a mark on him. Voldemort doesn't know love, so was nearly destroyed by Harry. Harry, however doesn't know this until his 11th birthday. Then he finds an escape from the Dursleys when he is accepted to Hogwarts, school of witchcraft and wizardry. His best friends, who also go there,  are Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. He has a crush on Cho Chang. He is always breaking rules. Harry Potter is kind, brave, daring and has a good heart. He is also a Parselmouth.  He now has a small wizard fortune his parents left him. He became famous because he "defeated" Voldemort, but he doesn'r like all the attention he gets. Harry is an excellent broomstick flyer, and plays seeker for the Gryffindor House Quidditch Team. Harry doesn't know why Voldemort keeps coming after him, so neither do we. Go to Daily Prophet Rumors to see what some people think about it or our Discussion Chamber.

Ron Weasley - Harry's friend who has flaming red hair (like all the Weasleys), freckles, a long nose and is pretty tall. Most of his stuff was previously owned by one of his brothers, even some of his "pets." He has a crush on Fleur Delacour. He never really gets much attention from anyone, he is always pushed aside. He's really nice and friendly. His favorite Quidditch Team is the Chudley Cannons. His family is pretty poor.

Hermione Granger - Harry's friend who has bushy brown hair and large front teeth, she always gets top scores in everything and is a very clever witch. She is also kind and nice. She has a cat named Crookshanks.  She is a muggle-born, so has ideas that many other wizards and witches don't like (example - SPEW). Her parents are dentists.

Fred & George Weasley - The clever, hilarious, mischievous twin brothers of Ron, are always up to trouble, sometimes compared with James Potter and Sirius Black when they were younger. They want to open a Joke Shop when they get out of school. They are also very clever and get good grades.

Ginny Weasley - Ron's younger sister, one year younger than him, she's "taken to Harry." and gets embarrassed easily (like most of the Weasleys). She usually has no one else to talk to, she comes from a big family of boys and at school doesn't have too many friends.

Percy Weasley - Ron's annoying older brother by four years, he loves following the rules. He was prefect in books 1-2 and Head Boy ("big"head boy) in Book 3. He works at the Dept. of International Magical Cooperation at the Ministry of Magic in book 4.

Charlie Weasley - Ron's older brother, a superb Quidditch player (he could have played for England). He works with dragons in Romania in Books 1-4.

Bill Weasley - The oldest Weasley brother. He works for Gringotts in Egypt (breaking old curses, "bringing home lots of treasure", etc. ). He used to be Headboy. He's "cool", and looks like he could fit in at a rock concert. He hasn't seen Hogwarts in five years. He has long hair and a fang-earring.

Neville Longbottom - A clumsy, forgetful, almost squib boy, who is friends with Ron, Hermione, and Harry. He is good at Herbology, and reminds us somewhat of Peter Pettigrew. He lives with his stern grandma. His parents were Aurors and after being tortured by he-who-must-not-be-named's supporters, they went insane.

Dean Thomas - A black boy who loves the West Ham football (soccer) team and everything about soccer.

Seamus Finnigan - Dean Thomas' best friend. He's Irish and is another of Harry and Ron's friends.

Lee Jordan - The Weasley twin's partner in crime. He's also pretty funny. He does the commentating at Quidditch Matches.

Alicia Spinnet Chaser for the Gryffindor House Quidditch team.

Angelina Johnson- A tall, black girl who is Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. She is 17 in book 4.

Katie Bell - Chaser for the Gryffindor House Quidditch team.

Oliver Wood - Captain of Gryffindor House Quidditch team in Books1-3, ambitious, signed to the "Puddlemere United Reserve Team" in Book 4.

Parvati Patil - A pretty, unusual girl, who also has a twin sister. She and her friend Lavender Brown are Professor Trelawney's favorites in Divination class.

Lavender Brown- Parvati Patil's best friend, who is one of Professor Trelawney's favorites in Divination class. She is also kind of weird like Parvati.

Colin Creevey - A mousy-brown-haired boy, one year younger than Harry. A Harry Potter fanatic.

Dennis Creevey - Colin's little brother, just as over-excited and fanatical  as Colin

Natalie McDonald - We don't know much about her, except she's sorted in Gryffindor in Book 4

Draco Malfoy -A really mean boy who acts as if he owns the school and hates muggles and any Gryffindor especially Harry, Ron, Hermione.

Vincent Crabbe - One of Malfoy's "thuggish cronies." He is thick-headed and stupid. Malfoy often favors him over the his other friend Goyle. His father is a deatheater.

Gregory Goyle - Another of Malfoy's "thuggish cronies." He, like Crabbe, is thick-headed and stupid. Both like to eat a lot. His father is also a deatheater.

Pansy Parkinson - A "pug-faced" girl that hangs around Malfoy and his cronies.

Millicent Bulstrode - A strong, broad-shouldered, big boned girl who also sticks around Malfoy.

Marcus Flint - Captain of the Slytherin House Quidditch team in Books 1-3. He's a 7th-year twice (J.K. Rowling said because he didn't pass a few subjects.)

Blaise Zabini - sorted into Slytherin House in Book 1.

Adrian Pucey - He plays Chaser for the Slytherin House Quidditch Team in Books 1-2

Bletchley - Keeper for Slytherin House Quidditch Team in Book 1.

Derrick - Beater for the Slytherin House Quidditch Team in Book 3.

Montague - Chaser for the Slytherin House Quidditch Team in Book 3.

Warrington - Chaser for the Slytherin House Quidditch Team in Book 3.

Bole - Beater for the Slytherin House Quidditch Team in Book 3.

Terrence Higgs -
Malcolm Baddock - sorted into Slytherin in Book 4.

Graham Pritchard - sorted into Slytherin in Book 4.

Nott - We don't know much about him, except that he was sorted in Book 1, and that someone with the same last name (probably his dad) is a deatheater in Book 4.

Cedric Diggory - A handsome, clever boy, who is Captain and Seeker of the Hufflepuff House Quidditch Team. He is also a prefect in Book 4. He is kind and considerate like most Hufflepuffs.

Justin Finch-Fletchley - A muggle-born boy who has a few classes with Harry each year. He gets suspicious of others very easily.

Ernie MacMillan - A friend of Justin's, he also gets suspicious easily.

Hannah Abbott - a friend of Justin and Ernie's. Good-natured, kind, jolly looking.

Susan Bones - sorted into Hufflepuff House in Book 1.
Her parents were persecuted by Voldemort.
Laura Madley - sorted into Hufflepuff in Book 4.

Kevin Whitby - sorted into Hufflepuff in Book 4.

Eleanor Branstone - sorted into Hufflepuff in Book 4.

Owen Cauldwell - sorted into Hufflepuff in Book 4.

Summers - sorted into Hufflepuff.
Eloise Midgen - A self-concious girl, who has lots of pimples (that she once tried to curse off).  She's not that pretty.


Cho Chang - Very pretty, popular and nice girl. She is a year older than Harry. Seeker for Ravenclaw House Quidditch Team in Book 3. Harry has a crush on her.

Padma Patil - Parvati Patil's twin sister. Also very pretty, but kind of snobby.

Roger Davies - Captain of the Ravenclaw House Quidditch Team in Book 3. Handsome.

Penelope Clearwater -A prefect in Books 1-2, Headgirl in Book 3. Percy Weasley's girlfriend.

Terry Boot - sorted into Ravenclaw in Book 1.

Mandy Brocklehurst - sorted into Ravenclaw in Book 1.

Lisa Turpin - sorted into Ravenclaw in Book 1.

Stewart Ackerly - sorted into Ravenclaw in Book 4.

Orla Quirke - sorted into Ravenclaw in Book 4.

Fawcett - a girl from Ravenclaw.

Other Kids:
Dudley Dursley - Harry's fat cousin who likes to pick on Harry, he is also very selfish and now is scared of Harry's powers.

Piers Polkiss - Dudley's friend who holds Harry while Dudley punches him. Part of Dudley's "gang."

Dennis - another kid from Dudley's gang.

Malcolm - another kid from Dudley's gang.

Gordon - another kid from Dudley's gang.

Viktor Krum -  A famous Quidditch player who plays for Bulgaria and is only 17 he also goes to Durmstrang and has a crush on Hermione.

Fleur Delacour - A very pretty, part veela girl from Beauxbatons who Ron has a crush on. She's pretty selfish. she mainly likes people for their looks and popularity (but that changes a little later).

Gabrielle Delacour - Fleur's little sister who Harry saves from the mer-people.

Emma Dobbs - a student sorted in Book 4 (we don't know which house).

Moon - a student sorted in Book 1 (we don't know which house).

Sally-Anne Perks - a student sorted in Book 1 (we don't know which house).

Ghosts/Elves/Other Creatures:
Nearly-Headless Nick - Full name: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington. He's a nice old ghost, but really misses being a human. The Resident Ghost for Gryffindor.

The Bloody Baron - A really scary ghost. The Resident Ghost for Slytherin. He doesn't talk much. He's the only one that can control Peeves (no one knows why...). No one knows why he is so "bloody."

The Fat Friar - A jolly ghost, the Resident Ghost for the Hufflepuffs. He's kind and nice.

The Grey Lady - The Resident Ghost for Ravenclaw.

Moaning Myrtle - An annoying ghost girl that never stops crying. She has major self-esteem problems. Everyone used to make fun of her when she was at school. She died when she saw a basilisk snake that the Heir of Slytherin (Tom Riddle/Voldemort) let loose.

Peeves the Poltergeist - An annoying ghost that likes to make lots of trouble. Only the Bloody Baron can control him. He doesn't even listen to the teachers. He gets students in trouble many times.

The Wailing Widow - A ghost from Kent that went to Nearly-Headless Nick's Deathday Party.

Sir Patrick - Ghost leader of the Headless Hunt. Really kind of selfish.

Buckbeak - Hagrid's hippogriff. It attacked Draco Malfoy and almost got executed. He is with Sirius now. He is not really dangerous, Malfoy is just cruel.

Dobby - A house elf that used to work for the Malfoy's and tried to save Harry but almost killed him, he now works at Hogwarts and gets paid.

Winky - Barty Crouch's house elf who he dismisses in book 4, she took care of Barty Crouh JR.

Hedwig - Harry's pet snowy white owl. She likes to feel important.

Pigwidgeon - Ron's pet owl. He's really small. Sirius Black gave it to him. Ginny nicknamed him "Pig," even though he looks nothing like a "pig" at all.

Crookshanks - Hermione's pet cat. He is really very clever. Some people think he may even be an animagi, he's that clever. He's friends with Sirius Black. He can recognize "good" and "bad" people and animagi and animals.

Trevor - Neville Longbottom's pet frog.

Norbert - A Norwegian Ridgeback dragon that Hagrid tried to adopt. Harry and Hermione had to help get the dragon away before Hagrid got in trouble (Ron couldn't go with them at the time).

Aragog - Hagrid's giant spider friend that lives in the Forbidden Forest. Hagrid first adopted him when he was in school and got himself expelled before he would let him go. Some people suspected that this was the horrible animal that caused people to be petrified by the Heir of Slytherin years before.

Fluffy - A huge, three-headed dog of Hagrid's. He's really quite tame once you play some music or something. Kind of like the three-headed animal, named Cerberus, that guards Hades in Greek Legends.

The Whomping Willow - A ferocious tree that "hits back." It was planted at Hogwarts so that Remus Lupin could use it as an entry way to the Shrieking Shack, where he could transform into a werewolf. There is a special spot on the tree that stops it from "hitting back."

Ronan - A centaur with "red hair and beard, with a horse's gleaming chestnut body with a long, reddish tail." Like all centaurs, he is a great star watcher and knows things about the future, but does nothing to prevent what "the stars have destined."  All centaurs "know things...jus'  don' let on much," and are sworn not to set themsselves "against the heavens."  Ronan is more sympathetic to Harry and Firenze than Bane. He is more lenient with the "rules."

Bane - Another centaur, "black haired and -bodied and wilder-looking than Ronan."  Bane is much more strict on following Centaur laws.

Firenze - A younger centaur, with "white-blond hair and a palomino body" and "astonishingly blue eyes, like pale sapphires." Firenze is more of a rebel. He is not one to simply stand by and watch things that he knows will happen (like Ronan and Bane do). Instead he acts to stop bad things he has foreseen from happening.

Mrs. Norris - Filch, the caretaker's cat. She is his most beloved companion. She watches the halls with him and warns him when she sees students out that shouldn't be. It's kind of weird how much Filch likes the cat.

Nagini - Voldemort's pet snake that "fed" him and kept him strong with its venom, in Book 4.

Griphook - One of the many goblins guarding Gringotts, the Wizard Bank.

Fawkes - Dumbledore's pet phoenix. Has helped Harry out many times. The pearly tears of a phoenix have healing powers. Phoenixes "die" and are "reborn" every 100 years. The core of Harry's and You-Know-Who's wands come from Fawkes' tail feathers.

The Sorting Hat - The hat "with a brain." that sorts new Hogwarts students into their different houses. It's a "thinking-cap," once on your head, it knows every thought you have. It was bewitched by the Hogwarts founders (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw) so that students could be placed in the different houses after they were gone. The Sorting Hat sings a different "song" every year before the actual sorting. It never makes a mistake.

Vernon Dursley - Harry's very mean, purple faced uncle who wants to have nothing to do with "Harry's kind". He likes showing off a lot. He owns his own store, called Grunnings.

Petunia Dursley - Harry's mean, horse faced, bony aunt who is always spying on the neighbors.She is Lilly Potter's sister, and seems kind of jealous of her sister and all the attention she got because she was a witch.

Marjorie Dursley (Aunt Marge) - Vernon's sister who loves dogs, her favorite dog is Ripper. Aunt Marge hates Harry and loves her nephew Dudley.

Mrs. Figg - She's an old lady whose smells like cabbage and cats. She often baby-sat Harry when he was with the Dursleys. We don't really know if she has anything to do with "Arabella Figg" part of "the old crowd" that Dumbledore mentions at the end of Book 4.

Rubeus Hagrid - The lovable, half-giant friend of Harry's, who has an unusual love for dangerous creatures. He used to be at Hogwarts at the same time as You-Know-Who,  and was falsely accused of a crime he didn't commit, and expelled. Now he is the Care of Magical Creatures Teacher. The gamekeeper for the school.
Professor Albus Dumbledore - The headmaster of Hogwarts, a very powerful wizard and very old and also very nice he has a long silvery beard and loves lemon drops. He was the transfiguration teacher when Voldemort was at Hogwarts. He's one of the adults that Harry feels he can trust. Dumbledore is a little nutty, but is still a very good person, and he loves the school as much as the school loves him. JKR has mentioned in a Canadian interview that he is about 150 years old.

Aberforth Dumbledore - Albus Dumbledore's brother. He was persecuted for "practicing inappropriate charms on a goat." Albus Dumledore is not entirely sure that he can read.
Professor Minerva McGonagall - The very strict transfiguration teacher, also the head of the Gryffindor house. She is also pretty sensitive, and will cry when bad things happen. She's actually a pretty nice person, and around middle age.

James Potter (Prongs) - Harry's dad who put up a good fight with Voldemort so that LIlly and Harry could get away from Voldemort. James Potter was best friends with Sirius Black, and also friends with Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew. Pettigrew betrayed him and cause his and Lilly's deaths. He was Head Boy in his time. He was a very clever wizard. He was also an animagi, he could turn into a stag (that's why Harry's Patronus is a stag). He was tall and looked a lot like Harry, except for the eyes.
Lilly Potter - Harry's mom and Petunias sister, her parents were muggles. She was also a very clever witch, good at Charms. She died to save Harry from Voldemort. She was Head Girl in her time at Hogwarts. Petunia hates her a lot. Harry has her bright green eyes, and J.K. Rowling mentions them often (maybe something will come up later on.....). She was a pretty young woman with long hair.

Mr. Arthur Weasley - He is Ron's father. He is the head of the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office at the Ministry of Magic. He really likes Muggle things a great deal, and reminds some people of a grown-up kid. He works a lot. He is a fully qualified wizard, and would have moved up in the Ministry if he wasn't attached to Muggles so much.

Mrs. Molly Weasley - Ron's very nice mother who loves Harry she does not like Rita Skeeter. She reads Witch Weekly and always welcomes Harry and Hermione into her home. She works very hard too, feeding and clothing eight people. She has a very strong spirit and a good heart. She gets mad easily and isn't someone to cross when she is angry. She rules her house. A little on the chubby side.

Sirius Black (Padfoot) - The man convicted for killing many muggles along with Peter Pettigrew on a street only hours after Voldemort fell the first time ( Pettigrew really did it himself). He was wrongly placed in Azkaban without a trial (because of Barty Crouch Sr. ). He escaped from Azkaban and went after Pettigrew, who never really died. Sirius is an animagus (he turns into a large, shaggy black dog). He is on the run because people still think he's a murderer. He originally suspected Lupin of being the spy for Voldemort (but he wasn't). He was James Potter's best friend, and is now Harry's godfather. He is really kind, nice, and loves Harry a lot. He's also a really clever wizard.

Professor Remus Lupin (Moony) - The Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Book 3. He went to school with Snape, Sirius Black, James Potter, and Peter Pettigrew. He is a werewolf, so has trouble being trusted by anyone.  He often becomes ill because of he is a werewolf. He used to think Sirius Black was a spy for Voldemort, and so caused the death of the Potters. He found out he was wrong in Book 3. He was also part of some "old crowd" that Dumbledore mentions at the end of Book 4 along with Sirius (maybe they were a dark arts fighting team or something...).He is kind and very likeable. A good teacher, too.

Peter Petigrew (Wormtail) - Another of the "gang" of James Potter and Sirius Black. He turned out to be the real spy for Voldemort that Lupin and Sirius suspected. He always likes hanging around wizards more powerful than himself, wizards that could protect him. He was a deatheater. He rejoined Voldemort and helped bring him back to strength in Book 4 (He "gave his right hand" to perform Voldemort's tasks). He is really selfish and weak, and also kind of stupid.

Professor Severus Snape - The mean, biased Potions Master. He really hates Harry. He is the Head of the Slytherin House, and favors Slytherins in his class. He used to go to school with Harry's father, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew. He really didn't like any of them either. He used to be some kind of Deatheater, but the good guys trust him for some reason...He may have been some sort of spy for the good side....Harry doesn't know why Dumbledore trusts him.

Professor Flitwick - The small Charms Teacher. We think he is the Head of Ravenclaw House.

Professor Binns - The extremely boring History of Magic Teacher. Keeps teaching even though he's a ghost. Some people say he didn't even notice he was dead.

Professor Sprout - "A squat little witch who wore a patched hat over her flyaway hair; there was usually a large amount of earth on hear clothes and fingernails." Usually very cheerful. She is the Herbology teacher. She is the Head of Hufflepuff House.

Professor Sybill Trelawney - The weird, slightly mental Divination Teacher, who likes to talk about death a lot. She is usually very "misty" and not right abou t a lot of things.

Professor Sinistra - The Astronomy Teacher.

Madame Pomfrey - The "Nurse" at Hogwarts. Works in the hospital wing at hogwarts.
Madame Hooch - The physical education teacher.

Madame Pince - The strict school librarian.
Argus Filch - The nasty caretaker of Hogwarts. He is a squib and spends a lot of time cleaning and wiping, etc. He can't do anything by magic, so gets really angry when people mess around with his cleaning. He doesn't trust any student, and wishes he could punish them the "old way" with chains and stuff.
He is purposely named "Argus" after a fictional Greek character who watched over people.
Sir Cadogan - The crazy "portrait" that guarded the Gryffindor Common Room for a while. He was easily overexcited and continually pushed others to duel.

The Fat Lady - The "portrait" that normally guards the Gryffindor Common Room. She is pretty nice, but can be really touch at times. She is often out at "parties" and gossips a lot.

Violet - "Vi." The Fat Lady's friend who visits her often. She likes to gossip quite a bit.

Professor Quirrell - The Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Book 1. He turned out to be in league with Voldemort, and died when he left his body. He was young and very gullible.

Professor Lockhart - The Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Book 2. He is really full of himself. Many of the girls "fancied" him. Many of the teachers and students really didn't like him, he liked taking credit for the things that other people did, and thought he was the best at everything. He messed up his memory when a memory charm backfired on him. *Oh Well..*

Godric Gryffindor -He was one of the founders of Hogwarts. He was "bold" and "from wild moor." The Gryffindor House is named after him. Harry's parents lived at "Godric's Hollow." We don't know if this has any relation to Gryffindor.
Helga Hufflepuff - She was one of the founders of Hogwarts. She was "sweet" and "from valley broad." The Hufflepuff House is named after her.

Rowena Ravenclaw - She was one of the founders Hogwarts. She was "fair" and came "from glen." The Ravenclaw House is named after her.

Salazar Slytherin - He was one of the founders of Hogwarts. He was shrewd and ambitious, and came "from fen."  He did not want mudbloods to come to Hogwarts, and it is rumored that he created a secret chamber in the castle that only his Heir could open, to unleash horrors on mudbloods and unfit wizards and witches.
JKR has mentioned in an interview that he is about 35 years old.

Cornelius Fudge - The Minister of Magic. He views Harry as a kind of "favorite nephew." He's not really too great at his job. Some people say that he's been asking Dumbledore for help ever since he took on the job. Lately, he has split ways with Dumbledore. He refuses to believe many things, he doesn't want to know that bad things are going on all around him, even though they are.
Lucius Malfoy - Draco Malfoy's dad. He used to be a school governor. He is a deatheater, and continued with his dark arts stuff after Voldemort first disappeared.

Narcissa Malfoy - Lucius Malfoy's wife and Draco's mother. Always looks as if "she's got dung under her nose."

Barty Crouch - Head (well, not anymore..) of the Department of International Magical Cooperation in the Ministry of Magic. Never became Minister of Magic because of his son. Does everything by the rules. Very much against the Dark Arts. He worked too much, and ignored his wife and son.

Barty Crouch Jr. - Barty Crouch's son, who turned to Voldemort's side. He was in Azkaban for a while, because he and a few others tortured the Longbottoms for information. He got out of Azkaban because his mother and he switched places (using the Polyjuice Potion) and he lived with his father. His father used the Imperius Curse to control him and keep him from getting away. He finally did get away and joined up with Voldemort again. Voldemort called him his "most loyal supporter," but then was given the Dementor's Kiss. Many say he turned out bad because his father never paid him enough attention. He had straw-colored hair and freckles.

Mrs. Crouch - A frail, "wispy little witch" who loved her son very dearly. She died in Azkaban so that he could be free. Her husband probably never really appreciated her and her son.

Mad-Eye Moody - Used be one of the best aurors of his time. Caught many dark wizards and saw many horrible sights. He doesn't trust anyone anymore. He's a good friend of Mr. Weasley's and Dumbledore's. Now many people think he's gone a little crazy.

Ludo (Ludovic) Bagman - The Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports at the Ministry of Magic (well, not anymore...). He looks like an overgrown kid. He is really enthusiastic about his job, but isn't too good at following the rules. He is kind of stupid. He once was once caught passing information to Voldemort's supporters, but he was too dumb to know it. He was tricked by a wizard named Rookwood (see below). He gambled a lot, until a gambling deal went bad with a few goblins, so now he's kind of on the run. Used to play beater for the Wimbourne Wasps Quidditch team.

Mr. Amos Diggory - Cedric's dad, he thinks Cedric is better than Harry. He also works at the Ministry with Mr. Weasley. He works for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.

Bertha Jorkins - A forgetful woman that works for the ministry of magic, she gets killed by Voldemort. Always loved gossiping and talking quite a bit.

Frank Longbottom and Mrs. Longbottom - A very popular wzard and witch. Frank was an auror in his day. He and his wife were tortured by Voldemort's supporters (the Cruciatus Curse), until they became insane. They were Neville Longbottom's parents. They now stay at St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Neville has never mentioned them before.

Stan Shunpike - The young conductor of the Knight Bus. He's nosy and likes to talk a lot.
Ernie Prang (Ern) - an elderly wizard, the driver of the Knight Bus.

Madame Malkin - Owner of Madam Malkins Robes for All Occasions. She's pretty nice and motherly.

Mr. Ollivander - owner of Ollivander's Wands Shop. Has very big, eerie eyes. Knows every wand he's ever sold. Recognizes people by the wand he sold to them.'

Tom - The bartender at the Leaky Cauldron.

Madame Rosmerta - A waitress/bartendress at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.
Seems quite attractive.

Madame Maxime - The Beauxbatons Headmistress, she is half-giant like Hagrid. She is actually quite nice, not too strict. She and Hagrid "fancy" eachother.
Professor Karkaroff - The headmaster (well, not anymore..) of Durmstrang. A former death eater. He turned in a lot of his friends. There were rumors that he taught the Dark Arts to all his students.

Rita Skeeter -  She loves to report scandalous and outrageous things (and if they aren't that scandalous, she makes stuff up). She is an animagus - a beetle. She's pretty weird and outrageous looking, too. Kind of like a reporter for the tabloids.

Bozo - photographer that works with Rita Skeeter. Not sure if his name is really "Bozo" or if Rita Skeeter just talks to him that way..

Wilkes - another deatheater, who, like Rosier was killed by aurors before he surrendered. Sirius mentions him s one of the gang of Slytherins that Snape hung out with.
Rosier - another deatheater, that died rather than surrender to the Ministry. Found his downfall with Mad-Eye Moody when he was an auror. He was part of the gang of Slytherins that Snape hung out with.

The Lestranges - A seriously evil married couple. Deatheaters. In Azkaban for years. They were part of the gang of Slytherins that Snape used to hang out with.

Avery - a deatheater, part of the gang of Slytherins that Snape hung out with in school. He stayed out of Azkaban by claiming that he had been under the Imperius Curse. I think there's a kid at Hogwarts with this name.

Macnair - A former deatheater turned executioner for the Ministry of Magic. He is still really evil.

Antonin Dolohov - a deatheater that helped torture Muggles and non-supporters of Voldemort (Karkaroff mentions him, page 589,  Book 4, American Version).

Travers - another deatheater, he helped murder some people named the McKinnons (pg. 589)

The McKinnons - a group of people (we don't know how many, probably a married couple) that were murdered by a deatheater named Travers.(pg. 589).

Mulciber - another deatheater, he specialized in the Imperius Curse, forcing people to do horrible things. (pg. 589).

Augustus Rockwood - worked at the Department of Mysteries. Turned to the dark lord. He set up a network of well-placed wizards inside and outside the Ministry to collect information. He tricked many wizards into revealing information (like Ludo Bagman).

Nott - a clumsy deatheater, in the same class as Crabbe and Goyle. A child by the same last name goes to Hogwarts (see above).

Mr. Crabbe & Mr. Goyle - The fathers of Draco Malfoy's friends (Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle). Like their sons, Crabbe and Goyle (the adults) are just as clumsy and blundering and big.

Frank Bryce - The old Muggle that many other muggles blamed for the death of the Riddles. He was later killed by Voldemort when he and Wormtail moved into the house. Frank used to be the caretaker for the Riddles.
Tom Riddle - Voldemort's/Tom M. Riddle's father. He left his son and his wife when he found out she was a witch. Later killed by his own son (Voldemort/Tom M. Riddle).

Mr. and Mrs. Riddle - Tom Riddle's parents and Tom M. Riddle (Voldemort's) grandparents. They were also killed when Tom M. Riddle (Voldemort) killed Tom Riddle.

Mr. Roberts - The owner of the campground on which the Weasleys, Harry and Hermione camped. He, his wife and children were muggles, and some deatheaters went after them.
Archie - a funny old wizard at the Quidditch Match that wanted to wear a women's nightie instead of men's pinstripe pants. He thought all muggle clothes were the same.

Cuthbert Mockridge - Head of the Goblin Liasion Office at the Ministry of Magic.

Gilbert Wimple - works with the Committee on Experimental Charms at the Ministry of Magic (some of those "Experimental Charms" performed on himself.

Arnold Peasegood - An Obliviator, member of the Accidental Magical Reversal Squad at the Ministry of Magic.

Bode - an Unspeakable, from the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic.

Croaker - an Unspeakable, from the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic.

Perkins - another associate of Mr. Weasley's that works at the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts office. Has Lumbago.

Basil - another Ministry wizard, worked at the Quidditch World Cup.

Roddy Pontner - a man who bet Ludo Bagman on the outcome of the World Quidditch Cup Match in Book 4.

Agatha Timms - A little witch that bet Bagman half the shares on her eel farm on the outcome of the Quidditch World Cup Match in Book 4.

Mrs. Finnigan - Seamus Finnigan's mother, probably Irish. Strong Supporter of the Irish Quidditch team.

Dedalus Diggle - a eccentric man, Harry met him in the Leaky Cauldron. He once bowed to Harry in a shop, and set shooting stars at Voldemort's defeat.

Doris Crockford - another man Harry met in the Leaky Cauldron, he kept shaking Harry's hand.

Ali Bashir - A wizard in magic carpet exporting business. He's against the embargo on Carpets which are now illegal. He began importing illegaly, but was caught.

Mr. Oblansk - the Bulgarian Minister of Magic.

Hassan Mostafa - a small, skinny wizard, bald with a mustache. From Egypt. The Chairwizard of the International Association of Quidditch. refereed the Quidditch World Cup Match in Book 4.

Dimitrov - chaser for the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team.

Ivanova - chaser for the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team.

Zograf - keeper for the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team.

Levski -  chaser for the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team.

Vulchanov - beater for the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team.

Volkov - beater for the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team.

Connoly - beater for the Irish National Quidditch Team.

Ryan - Keeper for the Irish National Quidditch Team.

Troy - chaser for the Irish National Quidditch Team.

Mullet - chaser for the Irish National Quidditch Team.

Moran - chaser for the Irish National Quidditch Team.

Quigley -  beater for the Irish National Quidditch Team.

Lynch - the seeker for the Irish National Quidditch Team.

Mr. Borgin - The clerk and part owner of Borgin & Burke's, a store in Knockturn Alley for Dark objects.

Apollyon Pringle - the caretaker in Mr. and Mrs. Weasley's days.
Ogg - the gamekeeper before Hagrid.

Professor Dippet - the headmaster of Hogwarts in Tom Riddle and Hagrid's day.

Professor Kettleburn - the teacher for Care of Magical Creatures before Hagrid.

The "Old Crowd" - Dumbledore spoke of this "old crowd" at the end of Book 4. He mentioned Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg and Mundungus Fletcher as part of the "old crowd." Sirius Black was also part of this "old crowd." We think it might be some kind of dark arts fighting group, anti-Voldemort or something. We'll probably definitely see some of the "old crowd" in the next book, including Lupin. We don't really know if "Arabella Figg" is related to the Mrs. Figg that always babysits Harry at the Dursley's house.

The Longbottoms - Neville's parents. Although Neville never talks about his parents, we find out in book four that they were both very well known Aurors who were persecuted by Voldemort and were severely tortured to extract important information from their memories. They are still living but in coma-like states.
The Longbottom grandma - a very strict and conservative old witch who has been raising Neville most probably since Neville's parents were unable to do so.
Algernon Longbottom - Neville's great uncle who thought Neville was all-muggle for ages. Often tried to catch Neville off his guard and force some magic out of him. He pushed Neville off the end of the Blackpool pier once but nothing happenned. However, when Neville turned eight Algie accidentally let go of Neville while he was hanging him by the ankles outside a window and Neville bounced. He was so pleased he bought Neville his infamous little toad.
Enid Longbottom - Neville's great aunt and wife to Algernon Longbottom.