Before I get into the story of Harry Potter I thought it would be a good idea to give a run down of all the different characters as there are so many and each are vastly different. This may contain spoilers also of what happens to characters but ill describe them along with some fun facts for some charcters that people might not know.
Harry James Potter – Black, messy hair that never can stay flat, wears round glasses, has a lightning bolt shaped scar on his forehead, tall and skinny. He is well mannered, courageous, trouble maker, brave, persistent and strong willed. During the progression Harry struggles with the responsibility of ‘Being the Chosen One’ to defeat Voldemort and often becomes overwhelmed with the pressure.
Facts – Favourite class is Defence against the dark arts, youngest seeker in one century, owned the two fastest brooms ( Nimbus 2000 and Firebolt) , can speak Parseltongue, becomes the Master of Death and shares the same core in his wand as Voldemort (Phoenix Feather)
Ronald Bilius Weasley – Red hair, freckles, very tall, shabby clothing and out going, ‘The funny one’, a little blunt, loves food, jealous, scared of spiders, uninterested in most stuff besides Quidditch and food. Ron becomes courageous in the end and always stands beside Harry.
Facts – Has pure blood status, has six siblings, favourite Quidditch team is the Chudley Cannons, becomes Prefect, scared of spiders since the age of three where George put a spider where his teddy went on his bed and his Patronus is a Fox Terrier. He also has a pet rat called Scabbis, who turns out to be Peter Pettingrew.
Hermonie Jean Granger – She is described as having extremely bushy and curly hair, well kept in appearance, caring towards all animals, referred to the brightest witch in her year, extremely intelligent with her school work, bookworm and is an over achiever. Hermonie continues to stand up for what she believes in even when all odds are against her. Her parents are also dentists in the Muggle world.
Facts – Is a muggle-born, set up an organisation called Society for the Protection of Elfish Welfare (SPEW), which she was the only person that cared about it, the character was created as a representation of J.K. Rowling herself when she was in school. Was able to create a difficult potion called Polyjuice Potion in her second year and enjoys the smell of freshly mown grass, toothpaste and parchment. Has a cat named Crookshanks.The trio met on the train and after Harry and Ron saved Hermonie from a troll they became best friends.
Neville Longbottom – Is another student at Hogwarts, he was sorted into Gryffindor like the trio. He has a round, chubby face with buckteeth. He is also a very shy, clumsy and forgetful. Neville has low self-esteem during schooling, he struggles with spells and school work but eventually he blossoms and becomes an achieving and talented student.
Facts- During school Neville was only good at Herbology he was top of the class. After leaving Hogwarts he became the Herbology professor at Hogwarts. Neville lived with his grandmother during school as his parents, Alice and Frank, were emitted to St Mungos because they were tortured into insanity and unfit to speak or move.
Luna Lovegood – Luna is a very peculiar and interesting character, she has white curly hair and a very pale appearance. She is extremely kind, intelligent, care-free and lives for the things that most people don’t believe in. Luna is considered a little weird and crazy by her peers but she is care-free and doesn’t care what peoples opinions are about her.
Facts – Her father, Xenophilius Lovegood, is the writer for the Quibbler, a magazine that is about the non normal things in the magical world. She is one of the very few that can see Thestrals as a result of her mothers death when she was young.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore – Has half moon spectacles, wears light blue robe, long grey hair and beard, described as being bony and frail. He’s a very intelligent person, likes to keep things to himself to protect people, cracks jokes that no one else finds funny and my interpretation is he appears to be off with the fairies but actually knows everything.
Facts – Taught Transfiguration before he became headmaster, was offered many times to become The Minister for Magic and was asked for advice by Cornealius Fudge, enjoys knitting patters. He was friends with Grindelwald after school and was obsessed with the Deathly Hallows having the Cloak, Elders Wand and the Resurrection Stone. Finally, he was the one who gave Harry the Invisibility Cloak after he borrowed it from Harry’s father, James.
Rubeus Hagrid – Is the groundskeeper at Hogwarts, he is a half giant from his mother, Fridwulfa. He is forgetful but also really kind, especially to dangerous animals. He is now a teacher of Care of Magical Creatures which he tends to go overboard with by teaching students about dangerous creatures. During Harry’s time at Hogwarts Hagrid becomes one of their favourite teachers by always offering them to come visit him on his hut at Hogwarts.
Facts – Was sent to Azkaban under a false accusations from opening the Chamber of Secrets, hatched a dragon egg at Hogwarts and named it Norbert. he tried to keep because he felt sorry for him but was eventually sent off the live in Romania with the other dragons.
Minerva McGonagall – Is a teacher at Hogwarts who teaches Transfiguration, she is stubborn, elderly, wears a green emerald robe with a pointy hat, she is strict and stands for nothing that is out of order or breaking the rules.
Professor Quirrell – Appears in the first movie and book as a stuttering and scared teacher who taught Defence Against the Dark Arts. He is awkward around Harry and is very startled by trolls and loud noises. He wears a purple robe that is thrown around his body.
Facts – Went to visit a forest in Albania for his studies as a teacher which is assumed to be where he got possessed by Voldemort and was then influenced to become a teacher at Hogwarts and steal the Philosophers Stone.
Gilderoy Lockhart – Described to have luscious, blonde, wavy hair that is short. Is a best selling author of many books about dangerous creatures. He is a terrible teacher and all the girls fan girl over him, while the guys in are absolutely bored in his classes. He likes to boast about his accomplishments and his books. However, he is a fraud and coward that is only gifted with memory charms. He would put a memory charm on people and teal their accomplishments and claim them as his own.
Fun Facts – He does have other accomplishments such as becoming an Order Of Merlin, a five time winner of Witch Weekly’s most charming Smile Award and also has a dream of creating shampoo. His dream is also to make Muggles and Wizards to be viewed as equally while his favourite colour is lilac. This is all known because he conducted a test that his students has to partake in.
Severus Snape – Has long, black, greasy hair with a hooked nose. Wears black robes and often has a stone face that hides his emotions. He teaches Potions but has always wanted to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts. He despises everyone besides Slytherin as he is Head of Slytherin and is extremely bias towards them, also, he is portrayed to be the villain in the storyline while they’re at Hogwarts.
Facts – Was a former Death Eater and was thought to play a double agent role as infiltrating Dumbledore’s side to get to Harry. In the end Snape kills Dumbledore to prove his loyalty to Voldemort but then it turns out he has been to good guy protecting Harry this whole time because he loved Harry mother Lily. Has the same Patronus as Lilly Potter, a doe. This shows and explains his whole harsh personality towards Harry. He was best friends with her during school, however, Lily married James who looks exactly like Harry which is why Snape hates Harry but was conflicted with still trying to protect him.
Remus Lupin – Is another Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher in the third book. He always wears shabby clothes with a scarred face. He keeps to himself but is also a gifted wizard. He has light brown hair that is short and is generally a care free, quit person.
Facts – He is a werewolf that was turned by Fenrir Greyback when he was a baby, his fear is a full moon because he hates what he is. However, he drinks a potion that allows him to not turned into a werewolf every full moon. He was friends with James Potter, Sirius Black and Peter Pettingrew during school.
Alistor Moody (Mad Eye Moody) – He is grumpy, paranoid and shows a hard exterior, he is also very straight to he point. He has a magical blue eye that can see through Invisibility Cloaks and can have a 360 view around him. He also has a wooden leg and staff that helps him balance.
Facts – He is an ex-auror and was referred to as one of the best, in the movie he is impersonated by Barty Crouch Jr, the Minister For Magic’s son, by using the Polyjuice Potion. This is all a plot to get Voldemort able to return to kill Harry. His motives throughout the movie seem to be in Harry best interest but they’re actually to only gain his trust.
Doloris Jane Umbridge – Is probably the most hated character in Harry Potter. She world for the ministry and tried to take over Hogwarts and get Dumbledore fired. She only wears pink and is obsessed with cats. Doloris hates children but enjoys punishing them in cruel ways. She becomes a very twisted character that will leave no page unturned tp get the results she wishes like torturing children. She believes that pure bloods are far more supreme than any other being and wants to eliminate all the ‘beasts’ as she calls them. Also she tried to remove all the magic and reinforces a more theory based type of learning.
Sirius Black – Has always been described as a good looking guy throughout the books, with long wavy hair and fancy clothes. He was the funny one and trouble maker in his year. His family is a well known pure-blood family with a good fortune but is the only family member alive. His family comes from a longline of Slytherins and Voldemort followers. Sirius is considered an outcast and disgrace within his family.
Facts – He left home at age 15 and went to live with James Potter who became his best friend, he spent 12 years in Azkaban for a crime he didn’t commit but escaped as he is an unregistered (dog) Animagus. Sirius was also the owner of Grimmuald Place but left everything he owned in his will to Harry as he was Harry’s godfather.
James Potter – Is said to look exactly like Harry and even act like him. He was cocky, arrogant and a little rude to the less fortunate. James was popular in school and also a gifted wizard. He became rivals with Snape during school as James always had a crush on Lily who was Snape’s only friend during school.
Fun Facts – James is also an unregistered Animagus like Sirius and Peter, he becomes a stag. He was also in the Order of Merlin first class while the first Wizarding War was going on. James, Peter, Sirius and Remus while in school created a map of Hogwarts called the Marauders Map which is then passed down indirectly to Harry in the third movie.
Peter Pettingrew (Wormtail, Scabbers) – Peter has always had a mousy face, short and stumpy and has a freckly face. He is the biggest coward in the Harry Potter universe, he is not intelligent nor good at anything physical. He had always wanted to be popular which is why he would follow James, Sirius and Lupin around at school.
Facts – Like his friends at Hogwarts he is also an unregistered Animagus taking form of a rat. He has been the family rat of the Weasley’s for 12 years until his identity was compromised. Pettingrew was also the main reason why Voldemort returned as he followed through with the ritual himself.
Dobby – Dobby has large green tennis ball sized eyes and really large bat ears. He wears the insert of a pillow case as it the trademark of an house elf. Dobby starts off being the servant of the Malfoy family but later gets freed by Harry which he becomes grateful for. He later then becomes at Harry’s service but also still being a free elf.
Facts – Once Dobby was free he started working in the Hogwarts kitchen to start making food at the Great Hall. This is where he met another special elf called Winky. At Christmas, Dobby received many pairs of socks that he could wear and stared collecting clothes to symbolises he was a free elf.
Malfoy Family ( Lucius, Draco and Narcissa) – The Malfoy’s are notoriously famous amongst wizards for having the pure-blood status. They are also well known Death Eaters. Lucius ( the father of Draco) has long white hair and pale skin along with is green eyes. Draco looks very similar to Lucius but has a pointed nose, he is extremely spoilt and is an enemy of Harry during school. Narcissa also has the same long white hair but with black entwined. The Malfoy’s become important during this story as they suddenly wish to leave Voldemort and live a safe life, this becomes an issue because Voldemort’s Death Eater should ultimately be loyal. Their character development is very interesting from start to finish.
Bellatrix Lestrange – Has wild black curly hair that nearly covers all of her face, a pale complexion with shadowed eyes and also with a wicked grin. She is extremely loyal to Voldemort and lives through the Black Family traditions of pure-bloods. She is extremely talented, unstable, unpredictable and intelligent which makes her dangerous when on Voldemort’s side. She will carry out any task that is asked of her no matter the severity of the crime in order to please Voldemort.
Facts – She is married to Rodolphus, this was considered a marriage only to continue a pure-bloodline. She was sentenced to Azkaban for torturing Neville’s parents into insanity only to get information about Voldemort’s ‘demise’.