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  1. Prefects can take points; Ron got it wrong in Order of the Phoenix, which makes him a pretty poor prefect, eh?
  2. Fred and George Weasley were born on April Fools’ day (no joke).
  3. Ginny Weasley’s first name is Ginevra, and she is the first female Weasley born for “several generations,” says JKR.
  4. Arthur Weasley has two brothers.
  5. Molly Weasley’s maiden name is Prewett.
  6. Crookshanks is half Kneazle.
  7. The infamous Weasley cousin who was cut from the books was named Mafalda. She was in Slytherin.
  8. Dean Thomas’s father was killed by Death Eaters when he refused to join them. Neither Dean nor his mother know.
  9. Dean Thomas was named Gary in the first drafts of the Philosopher’s Stone.
  10. Hagrid, Lily, and James were in Gryffindor. (Hagrid was NOT in Hufflepuff.)
  11. Hogwarts has about a thousand students. (True, that number doesn’t seem right, but J.K.R. said so, and she’s the boss.)
  12. James Potter was a Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team (although the movie claimed he was a Seeker).
  13. Hermione’s birthday is September 19th; Ron’s is March 1st.
  14. James Potter inherited lots of money and didn’t need a well-paying profession.
  15. James Potter inherited the Invisibility Cloak from his father.
  16. Witches and wizards have longer life-spans than Muggles.
  17. The Gringotts’ goblins return the Muggle money they acquire back into circulation.
  18. The approximate value of a Galleon is about five pounds ($7.30 or 8.00 Euro), though the exchange rate varies.
  19. Dumbledore is 150, McGonagall is 70 (and is really an old softy; she just doesn’t act like it), Snape is 35 or 36.
  20. Hogwarts’ school motto, “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus,” means, “Never tickle a sleeping dragon.”
  21. If placed in front of a mirror, the inscription on the Mirror of Erised (“Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi”) reads, “I show not your face but your heart’s desire.”
  22. The happiest people do not become ghosts (12). (Therefore, we can assume that ghosts are people that died while sad, angry, etc. Myrtle was teased; Nearly Headless Nick didn’t have his head completely chopped off; the Bloody Baron was…lonely?)
  23. The Hogwarts teachers do not stay at Hogwarts during the Christmas holidays. However, Filch, Hagrid, and Dumbledore do.
  24. A few of the Hogwarts professors have spouses, but that information is restricted for reasons we will find out about later.
  25. To remove the tail that Hagrid gave Dudley in the hut on the rock, the Dursleys went to a private hospital where the staff was very discreet, and said that a wart had gone out of control.
  26. Aragog is an Acromantula (see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).
  27. Dragons can’t be domesticated, no matter what Hagrid thinks.
  28. There is more to the cats in the story (Crookshanks, Mrs. Figg’s cats, Mrs. Norris, etc.) than meets the eye.
  29. The animal an Animagus turns into is a reflection on his/her personality.
  30. For Hagrid, keeping dangerous creatures is all about overcoming something that could kill him.
  31. Azkaban is in a sea north of the North Sea. A very cold sea.
  32. You can do unfocused and uncontrolled magic without a wand (like when Harry blows up Aunt Marge), but to perform really good spells, you need a wand.
  33. Muggle education is not required for wizard children prior to attending Hogwarts.
  34. A magical quill detects the birth of every magical child and records it in a book and Professor McGonagall sends an owl to each child when he or she turns eleven.
  35. Hermione Granger went back to Hogwarts to finish her 7th year.
  36. Harry and Voldemort are distantly related through the peverells
  37. Tom Felton passed out free pizza to hungry fans who were waiting outside for the HP7 Premiere
  38. Snape Hates neville so much because he could have been the chosen one. Meaning lilly wouldn’t have died.
  39. Slytherin was the first and last house mentioned in Harry potter

 

  • HARRY POTTER 19 YEARS LATER AFTER WAR
  1. Azkaban no longer uses Dementors as guardians.
  2. George Weasley married Angelina Johnson and had 2 children named Fred and Roxanne.
  3. Harry made sure that the Wizarding world knew that Snape was a hero and on Dumbledore’s side.
  4. Slytherin House became more diluted and was no longer solely pureblood; however its dark reputation lingers.
  5. Harry lost the ability to speak Parseltongue.
  6. Umbridge was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned for crimes against Muggleborns.
  7. The Resurrection Stone is now buried in the Forbidden Forest after being pressed into the ground by a centaur’s hoof.
  8. Voldemort’s curse on the DADA position at Hogwarts has been lifted.
  9. Viktor Krum fell in love with a woman back home in Bulgaria.
  10. The Death Eater’s Dark Marks eventually faded to look like a scar. It will no longer burn or hurt.
  11.  The Quibbler is back to publishing articles about the lunatic fringe & is appreciated for its unintentional humour.
  12. Members of the DA still have their coins, as they are like badges of honor.
  13. Neville Longbottom worked as an Auror before moving on as the Herbology professor at Hogwarts.
  14. The remaining Death Eaters were killed or imprisoned in Azkaban for their crimes, with the exception of the Malfoys.
  15. Luna Lovegood married the grandson of the Newt Scamander, author of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
  16. Firenze survived his wounds and was welcomed back into the Centaur herd
  17. Harry will never become Headmaster of Hogwarts since an academic career just isn’t him.
  18. Hagrid was still working at Hogwarts by 2017, at 88 years old.
  19. Draco Malfoy really cares about his son, Scorpius Malfoy. He is growing him up to be a better person than he was.
  20. Centaurs realized that “pro-human leanings were not shameful.
  21. Draco and Harry never became friends, but they did come to understand and appreciate each other better.
  22. Hermione tells Scrimgeour that she is not planning to embark on a career in Magical Law. Ironically, that’s where she ends up.
  23. After his death, Voldemort is forced to exist in the stunted infant-like form that Harry sees in the King’s Cross-like Limbo.
  24. Harry would take his family to visit Dudley’s when they were in the neighbourhood (occasions dreaded by James, Albus and Lily).
  25. Aberforth is still at the Hog’s Head “playing with his goats”.
  26. The number of Dementors have been greatly diminished because despair and degradation have been lessened in the world.
  27. Arthur Weasley fixed Sirius’ motorbike and gave it to Harry.
  28. Nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, the school for witchcraft and wizardry is led by an entirely new headmaster (“McGonagall was really getting on a bit”) as well as a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. That position is now as safe as the other teaching posts at Hogwarts, since Voldemort’s death broke the jinx that kept a Defense Against the Dark Arts professor from remaining for more than a year.
  29. Hagrid never married, although he had a relationship with a giantess.
  30. Kingsley Shacklebolt became the Minister of Magic after the Second Wizarding War.
  31. Harry will not train to be an animagus; his “energies are going to be concentrated elsewhere and he’s not going to have time to do that.
  32. Audrey Weasley is wife of Percy Weasley, and they both have 2 daughters, Molly and Lucy.
  33. In the aftermath of the war, the Order was disbanded once and for all.
  34. Luna has twin boys named Lorcan and Lysander with Rolf Scamander.and apparently travels the world, looking for mad creatures.
  35. Hermione advanced the rights of magical creatures & eradicated the old pro-pure-blood laws in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
  36. The head of the Auror Office as of 2007 is Harry Potter.
  37. Lavender Brown was attacked by Fenrir Greyback. Hermione saved her but she was already injured. What happened to her later on was never really told.
  38. Neville Longbottom’s students were impressed when he showed them his Dumbledore’s Army’s Coin.
  39. Harry, Ron and Neville didn’t return to Hogwarts for their 7th year. They went straight to get training as aurors and Neville went to work as an auror before becoming a Professor.
  40. Harry sometimes visits Hogwarts to give talks on DADA.
  41. Hermione is James’ godmother.
  42. Hermione Granger was the only member of the trio who returned to Hogwarts to complete their seventh year.
  43. Ron worked with George in WWW for some time and then became an Auror.
  44. Ginny became a professional Quidditch player for the Holyhead Harpies and become the senior Quidditch correspondent for the Daily Prophet.
  45. After the war, Hermione found her parents in Australia and restored their memories.
  46. George goes to Freds grave every month to go to tell him about Ginny and Ron’s family and their kids, and even though there isn’t a response he always knows that Fred is listening
  47. At every Weasley wedding there is an empty seat for Fred

 

  • RANDOM FACTS
  1. Severus Snape – January 9, 1960
  2. Lily Potter – January 30, 1960
  3. Arthur Weasley – February 6
  4. Ron Weasley – March 1, 1980
  5. Remus Lupin – March 10, 1960
  6. James Potter – March 27, 1960
  7. Pomona Sprout – May 15
  8. Fred and George Weasley – April 1, 1978
  9. Draco Malfoy – June 5, 1980
  10. Dobby – June 28
  11. Neville Longbottom – July 30, 1980
  12. Harry Potter – July 31, 1980
  13. Ginny Weasley – August 11, 1981
  14. Percy Weasley – August 22, 1976
  15. Cho Chang’s mother – September 7
  16. Hermione Granger – September 19, 1979
  17. Minerva McGonagall – October 4
  18. Filius Flitwick – October 17
  19. Molly Weasley – October 30
  20. Angelina Johnson – sometime in the week before Halloween (exact date unknown)
  21. Bill Weasley – November 29, 1970
  22. Hagrid – December 6, 1928
  23. Charlie Weasley – December 12, 1972
  24. Lord Voldemort – December 31, 1926