By order of: 
Appearance/mentioning | Name (alphabetical) | Family/Group
Dagworth-Granger, Hector Dagworth-Granger, Hector
Hector Dagworth-Granger founded the Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers. He is not related to the more famous Hermione Granger.

Davies, Roger Davies, Roger
Roger Davies is the Ravenclaw Quidditch Chaser and Captain. He had the honor of escorting Fleur Delacour to the Yule Ball and into some rosebushes.

Dawlish Dawlish
Dawlish is a tough-looking Auror with very short, wiry hair. He achieved ‘Outstandings’ on all his N.E.W.T.s. He seems to be the Minister of Magic’s personal henchman; first for Cornelius Fudge and then for Rufus Scrimgeour. He was taken out when Albus Dumbledore escaped arrest in April ’96. In June, he and others tried to take Rubeus Hagrid away, and in the process attacked an unsuspecting Minerva McGonagall. During the following school year, Dawlish was stationed in Hogsmeade to give Hogwarts extra protection. The Minister also ordered him to follow Dumbledore to find out what he does; Dawlish got another hexing for his effort. He gives Aurors such a shining reputation.

Dearborn, Caradoc Dearborn, Caradoc
Caradoc Dearborn was an original member of the Order of the Phoenix. He vanished six months after an Order group photo was taken and no body was ever found.

Delacour, Fleur Delacour, Fleur
School:Beauxbatons Academy
Appearance:Long silvery-blonde hair
Large, deep blue eyes
White even teeth
Haughty and unruffled (except when she gets ruffled)
Wand:9 ½ in.
Veela hair from her grandmother
Achievements:A Triwizard Tournament Champion

Fleur Delacour is one-quarter veela courtesy of her grandmother. She is also of French descent and attended Beauxbatons Academy. In 1994, Fleur made the trip to Hogwarts in hopes of entering the Triwizard Tournament. She, of course, was chosen to be the champion representing her school. The veela blood may possibly cause her to be just a touch temperamental and conceited. Though she competed proudly, Fleur did not do quite as well as her counterparts. She did decently in the first task, could not complete the second task, and was taken out of contention in the third task through interference. Since the contest was rigged, Fleur never had a chance; though that was probably a good thing, considering what happened to Cedric Diggory. She did, however, part on good terms with fellow champion, Harry Potter, when he rescued her sister, Gabrielle, in the second task.

After leaving school the next year, Fleur decided the move to England to work and improve her English. She got a job at Gringotts, coincidentally the same place Bill Weasley, whom she’d noticed during the Tournament, worked. After dating for about a year, they got engaged in the summer of ’96. They plan on having the wedding the following summer. It was difficult getting Bill’s family to accept her at first; they seemed to be under the impression that she did not genuinely care for him. The Weasleys were not too subtle about their dislike, so Fleur did the same in turn. However, Fleur proved that she wanted Bill for more than his looks by standing by him after a werewolf had mauled him. Once this was established, her future mother-in-law, Molly, promptly embraced her.

Triwizard Information:
  • 1st task:
    • Faces Welsh Green
    • Went 2nd
    • Took her about 10 minutes
    • Put a charm on dragon to make it sleepy
    • Skirt caught fire when it snored
  • 2nd task:
    • Bubble-Head Charm, couldn’t handle grindylows
    • Hostage: Gabrielle Delacour
    • Score = 25 (4th)
  • 3rd task:
    • 4th going into 3rd task
    • Stunned by Crouch Jr. (as Moody)

Delacour, Gabrielle Delacour, Gabrielle
Gabrielle Delacour was no more than 8 years old when she took part in the Triwizard Tournament as the ‘hostage’ for her sister, Fleur. She was saved by Harry Potter when Fleur was unable to reach her. Like her sister, she is the granddaughter of a veela, giving her the same looks and silvery hair.

Delacour, Mrs. Delacour, Mrs.
Mother of Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour. She attended the final task of the Triwizard Tournament to watch Fleur compete as a champion.

Delaney-Podmore, Patrick Delaney-Podmore, Patrick
Sir Patrick Delaney-Podmore is the Head of the Headless Hunt. The large and bearded ghost loves playing with his head. AKA Sir Properly Decapitated-Podmore

de Mimsy-Porpington, Sir Nicholas "Nearly Headless Nick" de Mimsy-Porpington, Sir Nicholas "Nearly Headless Nick"
Nearly Headless Nick is the Gryffindor ghost. He got his nickname because of his faulty beheading. He was hit 45 times on the right side of his neck with a blunt axe which left his head still barely attached. He died October 31, 1492 and celebrated his 500th deathday a few years back. He was also briefly petrified. Nick wears a plumed hat, a tunic with ruff and tights. He has long, curly hair. He wants to join the Headless Hunt but does not qualify because of half an inch of skin and sinew. He was afraid of death and chose to remain behind.

Derrick Derrick
Slytherin Beater, class of ’95.

Derwent, Dilys Derwent, Dilys
Dilys Derwent was a former Headmistress at Hogwarts (1741-1768) so she has a portrait in the Head office where she sits in a leather-arm chair. The elderly witch with long silver ringlets was one of the most celebrated Heads. She has an interlinking second portrait at St. Mungo’s where she was a Healer (1722-1741).

Diggle, Dedalus Diggle, Dedalus
Dedalus Diggle celebrated Voldemort’s downfall with what the Muggles thought were “shooting stars.” He is a tiny man with a violet top hat and lives in Kent. He once met Harry Potter in the street and bowed to him. He later met him again in the Leaky Cauldron in ’91; he was ecstatic when Harry remembered him. When he gets excited, he squeaks and drops his top hat. As a member of the Order of the Phoenix, Dedalus volunteered to be part of the Advanced Guard to transport Harry Potter from his Muggle relatives’ home to Order headquarters.

Diggory, Amos Diggory, Amos
Amos Diggory looks like a brown bearded egg (ruddy faced wizard with a scrubby brown beard). He works in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Like most fathers, he is extremely proud of his son, Cedric, and loves to brag about him. In fact, he had plenty to boast about, as his son was a Quidditch Captain and Triwizard champion. Tragically, Cedric’s talent co-won him the Tournament (with Harry Potter) and led to his murder by Peter Pettigrew on Voldemort’s orders. His only consolation was that Harry brought Cedric’s body back. Amos was devastated when he heard the story of his son’s death.

Diggory, Cedric Diggory, Cedric
Born:1977 - June 24, 1995
Appearance:Tall, Dark hair
Gray eyes, Straight nose
Wand(s):12 ¼ in.
Unicorn hair core
Hobbies:Quidditch (seeker, captain)
A Triwizard Tournament Champion & (deceased) winner

Cedric Diggory was well loved in the Hufflepuff House. He was smart, athletic, nice and handsome. Cedric was the Seeker and captain of the Quidditch team. He had the distinction of being the only person to catch the Snitch against Harry Potter. Hufflepuff does not often get a claim to fame, so they gave Cedric their full support when he became Hogwart’s Triwizard champion. His housemates were irritated when it seemed like Harry Potter was taking some of the spotlight away from Cedric by taking his title of lone Hogwarts champion. However, Cedric was always gracious and never let anything go to his head. He went to the Yule Ball with the Ravenclaw Seeker, Cho Chang. Cedric performed very well in the Tournament; he went into the final task tied for first place. During this final task, a fellow competitor Viktor Krum, who was under the Imperius Curse, used the Cruciatus Curse on Cedric. Luckily, he was saved by Harry before too much damage had been inflicted. In the end, the two of them decided to call the contest a tie and take the Triwizard Cup together. The Cup turned out to be a portkey that transported them into the hands of Voldemort. Before Cedric knew what was happening, Peter Pettigrew, a Death Eater, had used the Killing Curse on him. Harry was forced to duel with Voldemort, and their brother wands produced the Reverse Spell effect. Cedric’s shadow came out of Voldemort’s wand and helped Harry escape; he also asked Harry to bring his body back to his parents. At the Leaving Feast, Cedric’s memory was toasted.

Triwizard Information:
  • 1st task:
    • Swedish Short-Snout
    • Went 1st
    • Transfigured a rock on the ground into a Labrador for the dragon to chase
    • Got burned
    • Score = 38
  • 2nd task:
    • Hostage: Cho Chang
    • Bubblehead Charm
    • 1 hour 1 min
    • Score = 47 (1st)
  • 3rd task:
    • Tied for 1st going into 3rd task with 85 pts.
    • Touched the Triwizard Cup at the same time as Harry Potter
"Remember, the time should come when we have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory." Dumbledore about Cedric (IV.724)

Diggory, Mrs. Diggory, Mrs.
Mrs. Diggory is the mother of the popular and athletic Cedric Diggory. Sadly, Cedric paid for his ability when winning the Triwizard Tournament cost him his life. He was murdered in cold blood by Peter Pettigrew on the orders of Voldemort. Harry Potter, who was with Cedric, brought his body back. By the time Mrs. Diggory heard the account directly from Harry, she was already beyond tears. She was just grateful that Cedric died happy, thinking he had won the Tournament.

Dimitrov Dimitrov
Dimitrov was a Chaser for Bulgaria’s 1994 Quidditch World Cup team.

Dingle, Harold Dingle, Harold
Harold Dingle tried to sell powdered dragon claw during O.W.L. studies, saying it would give the brain a boost. The powder turned out to be dried Doxie droppings. He also evidently sells firewhiskey.

Dippet, Armando Dippet, Armando
Armando Dippet was the Headmaster of Hogwarts when Tom Riddle was a student. He was bald but for a few wisps of white hair, wizened and frail-looking. His portrait still hangs in the Head office.

Dobbs, Emma Dobbs, Emma
Hogwarts class of 2001

Dobby Dobby
Born: June 28

Dobby used to be the Malfoy family’s house-elf. Living with Dark wizards means Dobby hears many things, such as plans to unleash a monster at Hogwarts School. Dobby is a huge fan of Harry Potter and was horrified by the thought of him being hurt. He took it upon himself to keep Harry Potter from going back to school by stealing his letters so he thought he had no friends and getting him in trouble with the Ministry. However, speaking badly about his masters is against the house-elf code of conduct; so Dobby made sure he hurt himself every time he did. When Harry Potter insisted on going back to school, Dobby hexed a bludger to knock him off his broom in a Quidditch match. Harry Potter broke his arm but still would not listen to him. Happily, Harry Potter survived the dangers and even did Dobby the honor of tricking Lucius Malfoy into freeing Dobby with a sock. Two years later, Dobby got a job at Hogwarts and was even being paid wages. He was never like other house-elves, as he is so often reminded by his cousin, Winky, who also works there. Dobby uses his wages to buy more clothes.

Clothes are Dobby’s true joy. When he was enslaved, all he had to wear was an old pillowcase. After being freed, he wore a tea cozy with bright badges pinned to it for a hat, a tie patterned with horseshoes over his bare chest and a pair of children’s soccer shorts. He has many pairs of socks, making sure to wear ones that do not match. Dobby also was the recipient of Hermione Granger’s knitted hats. He had to clean the Gryffindor Common Room by himself because the hidden clothes insulted the other house-elves. So Dobby would wear all the hats at the same time, extending his head by 2-3 feet. Dobby has large, bat-like ears; bulging green eyes the size of tennis balls; and a long, thin pencil-shaped nose.

Dobby is always looking for ways to help the great Harry Potter. When he overheard a way for to breathe underwater, he immediately stole some gilly weed and gave it to Harry Potter so he could complete the Triwizard Tournament task. He was eager to offer his services when Harry Potter needed someone to spy on Draco Malfoy. Not like that bad house-elf, Kreacher, who treats Harry Potter sir appallingly.

Doge, Elphias Doge, Elphias
Elphias Doge was an original member of the Order of the Phoenix. The wheezy voiced, silver haired wizard used to wear a stupid hat. He volunteered to be part of the Advanced Guard to transport Harry Potter from his Muggle relatives’ home to Order headquarters.

Dolohov, Antonin Dolohov, Antonin
Antonin Dolohov has a long, pale, twisted face. He was one of the Death Eaters who waited at the Hog’s Head while Voldemort went up to Hogwarts seeking a teaching position in the ’50s. After Voldemort’s fall, he was first captured shortly after Igor Karkaroff and was said to have tortured countless Muggles and non-supporters. He also brutally murdered Gideon and Fabian Prewett. He escaped from Azkaban during the mass breakout in January ’96. Dolohov was one of the Death Eaters who ambushed Harry Potter at the Department of Mysteries in June ’96 (at which time he was recaptured). He severely injured Hermione Granger during the conflict.

Door, Mrs. Next Door, Mrs. Next
Muggle next-door neighbor of the Dursleys on Privet Drive of Little Whinging, Surrey. She has a daughter.

Dorkins, Mary Dorkins, Mary
Mary Dorkins is a Muggle television reporter. She reports such news items as Bungy the budgerigar, who learned to waterski and lives at the Five Feathers in Barnsley.

Dumbledore, Aberforth Dumbledore, Aberforth
Aberforth Dumbledore may quite possibly be even stranger than his brother, Albus. He was prosecuted for using inappropriate charms on goats. The incident was all over the papers, but Aberforth paid no attention—though that may simply have been a case of illiteracy.

Member of the old Order of the Phoenix.

Aberforth and the barman of the Hog’s Head may be one and the same. The bar smells suspiciously of goats. This is a grumpy-looking old man with long gray hair and beard and wears glasses. His tall and thin stature is vaguely familiar. He caught Severus Snape eavesdropping on the meeting between Albus Dumbledore and Sybill Trelawney many years ago. He attends Albus’s funeral.

Dumbledore, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian
Died:June 1997
Appearance:Tall, thin, and very old. Silver hair that was once auburn and beard are long enough to tuck into his belt. Light, bright and sparkling blues eyes that are behind half-moon spectacles. His nose is very long and crooked.
Wand arm:right
Pet(s):Fawkes (phoenix)
Hobbies:Tenpin bowling

Listening to chamber music
Eating sweets
Heart’s desire:A pair of thick, woolen socks
Titles:Headmaster of Hogwarts (temporarily suspended in ’93 & ’96)
Order of Merlin, First Class
Grand Sorcerer
Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot (demoted in ’95, reinstated in ’96)
Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards (voted out in ’95, reinstated in ’96)
Achievement(s):Discovery of the twelve uses of dragon’s blood
Occlumens & Legilimens
Chocolate Frog Card

Albus Dumbledore is widely proclaimed to be the greatest wizard in modern times. Exceptionally intelligent, yet remarkably eccentric, his reputation is at times controversial. It is difficult to deny his power, though those who want it certainly try. Dumbledore has a long history with Hogwarts School—first as a student, then as the Transfiguration teacher and later as the Headmaster. He always seems to know what goes on around the castle. Dumbledore was the one who arranged for Tom Riddle to attend Hogwarts; though he suspected there was something off about the boy, he hoped for the best. One of Dumbledore’s few weaknesses is his tendency to trust that the good side of people will win out. Unfortunately, he soon realized that he was wrong about Riddle and made sure to keep a close eye on him. Dumbledore was unable to stop Riddle from opening the Chamber of Secrets and causing the death of a student, but his mistrust kept Riddle from doing anything more at the school after that.

In 1945, Dumbledore defeated the dark wizard Grindelwald. He was offered the job of Minister of Magic several times, but he refused and was made Headmaster of Hogwarts around 1956. Riddle disappeared for years, then reemerged as Lord Voldemort, with only few knowing his original identity. He had asked Dumbledore for a position at Hogwarts, but Dumbledore firmly refused. When it was clear that Voldemort was unmercifully killing and causing destruction, Dumbledore founded the Order of the Phoenix to fight him and his followers. Even after so long, he remained the one person Voldemort feared. That is, until a prophecy was made that one would soon be born who had the power to defeat the Dark Lord. Dumbledore heard this prophecy when he was interviewing Sybill Trelawney for the Divination position. Severus Snape overheard the conversation and reported it to his master, being the good Death Eater that he was. Voldemort decided it was young Harry Potter that the prophecy referred to and set out to kill him. The Potters were members of the Order, and Dumbledore offered to be their Secret Keeper when they went into hiding. Unfortunately, they chose to use one of their friends, who ultimately betrayed them. Snape presumably regretted his involvement and went to Dumbledore for redemption. Apparently trusting him, Dumbledore hired him as the Potions Master at Hogwarts and asked him to become a double agent. After Voldemort’s attempt to murder Harry backfired and caused him to seemingly vanish from the world, the wizarding world rejoiced before returning to peace.

However, Albus Dumbledore did not believe for a second that Voldemort was completely dead. He sent Harry to live with his Muggle relatives and put a magical protection over him. When Harry started school at Hogwarts, Dumbledore had a dilemma on his hands: when to tell Harry about the prophecy? It would take him years to work up the will to do it. Meanwhile, Harry developed a habit of getting himself in trouble. Dumbledore had previously partnered with Nicolas Flamel, who was the only known maker of the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone. Knowing Voldemort would want it in his quest for immortality, Dumbledore decided to protect it inside Hogwarts. It seemed that Harry really was destined to go up against Voldemort, as he did it in his very first year trying to keep the Stone safe. The next year, the Chamber of Secrets was reopened and several students were petrified; the board of governors removed Dumbledore from school with an Order of Suspension. Luckily, since Harry remained loyal to Dumbledore, he was sent help in the form of Fawkes, the phoenix, and the sword of Gryffindor when he went into the Chamber. But even Dumbledore is not powerful enough to protect Harry all the time. During the Tri-Wizard Tournament, Harry was transported off Hogwarts grounds along with fellow student Cedric Diggory and put at the mercy of Lord Voldemort. Harry survived; Cedric did not. This also led to Voldemort’s return to physical form and power. Dumbledore would spend the next year trying to inform the wizarding world of the danger, but he would constantly be contradicted by the stubborn Ministry of Magic. He also reformed the Order of the Phoenix in preparation of the coming peril. Finally, things came to a head with a battle at the Ministry. Harry and his friends had been lured there by Voldemort, who hoped that he could trick Harry into obtaining the prophecy for him (as he had never heard it in its entirety). Dumbledore went to rescue them and ended up dueling with Voldemort himself. At this point, Dumbledore had no choice but to tell Harry about the prophecy. He admitted that his reasoning was flawed, since it had taken him until the end of Harry’s fifth year to come out with it. Dumbledore had begun to care so much about Harry that he could not bear to deliver the crushing news to one so young. He had tried to shelter Harry for so long, but he realized it was past time for Harry to come into his own. So over the course of the next year, Dumbledore passed to Harry all the information he had on how to defeat Voldemort, explaining that he used Horcruxes to hinder his death. He had already destroyed one earlier that year, reducing his wand arm to a shriveled, black mess. He understood that Harry was the only one who would be able to defeat Voldemort in the end. Still, he tried to help for as long as he could right up until he was murdered (an event that had been in the works all year). He had known Voldemort had ordered a student, Draco Malfoy, to kill him, but Dumbledore did nothing for fear of Draco’s own safety. Dumbledore, weakened from a Horcrux retrieval excursion, was shockingly killed by Snape, whom he had trusted implicitly. Though his love for people may have (to Voldemort’s delight) brought on his death, Dumbledore firmly believed that love, more powerful than any magic, would be what would save Harry in the end.

Dursley, Dudley Dursley, Dudley
Dudley Dursley is the son of extremely proud parents Vernon and Petunia. As a baby, Dudley was so indulged he had begun to resemble a beach ball. Growing up, his parents gave him anything and everything he wanted. By the time he became a teenager, Dudley was seemingly wider than he was tall. His mother and father are quite pleased with their fine-looking son, with his thick blonde hair lying smoothly on his big fat head atop a very little neck. He has a large pink face, small watery blue eyes and numerous chins.

The only disagreeable part of Dudley’s life was his cousin, Harry Potter. Fortunately, Dudley made the most of the situation. His favorite sport was ‘Harry Hunting,’ in which he and his friends (Piers, Dennis, Malcolm and Gordon) would chase him down and use him as a punching bag. This pastime became less frequent after Harry went off to his strange school. He would carry an ugly stick around and threaten to hex him, so Dudley preferred to keep his distance (not that he was afraid of the puny git). Dudley went to a fine private school called Smeltings at which the school uniform consisted of a maroon tailcoat, orange knickerbockers, a flat straw hat and a knobbly stick with which to hit fellow students. At fifteen, he became the Junior Heavyweight Inter-school Boxing Champion of the Southeast (credit to Harry for helping him practice when they were younger). He also took up smoking and flaunting with his leather jacket. Dudley would use his ham-like hands to sharpen his accuracy by throwing stones at passing cars and children. Dudley had a near-death experience when his prat cousin tried to kill him (Harry made some weak excuse about invisible creatures). He was just glad his parents shared his dislike of Harry.

Dursley, Marjorie "Marge" Dursley, Marjorie "Marge"
Marjorie Dursley is Vernon Dursley’s sister, also known as Aunt Marge. She looks very similar to her brother: large, beefy and purple-faced, though her mustache is not quite as bushy. She is loud and obnoxious when drunk (then again, she’s like that when she’s not drunk—or perhaps she’s always drunk). Marge lives in the country in a house with a large garden so she can breed bulldogs. She has twelve dogs; her favorite, Ripper, travels with her. She has a friend, Colonel Fubster, who she uses as a dog sitter. Marge is fond of her nephew, Dudley, because he is a ‘proper-sized’ boy and often slips him money. However, she does not like Harry Potter at all and sees him as an ungrateful freeloader. She visited Little Whinging in the summer of ’93, when she made the mistake of insulted Harry’s parents. He was so infuriated that he inadvertently inflated her like a balloon. The Accidental Magic Reversal Department had to puncture her and modify her memory.

Dursley, Petunia Dursley, Petunia
Petunia Dursley is a thin, beady-eyed blonde with nearly twice the usual amount of neck. She spends her days making sure her house is clean and the garden is tidy. The favorite hobby of this horse faced and bony woman is spying on her neighbors with her large, pale eyes. Despite her nosy nature, Petunia’s greatest fear is that people will discover her relation to certain disreputable types of people. It is a tightly kept secret (and she’d like it to stay that way) that Petunia’s sister was a witch. When they were young, Lily received an invitation to hone her ability at a special school. Petunia despised how their parents would naively praise her talents. She saw Lily for the person she was: a freak who did grotesque things. Poor Petunia was so traumatized by it all that she could never forget any of it, including a conversation about wizard prisons that she overheard completely accidentally.

After Petunia married Vernon Dursley, she wanted nothing more to do with her sister. She was too busy pampering her handsome and robust prince of a son. Unluckily, Petunia’s delightful life would be interrupted when she was forced to house her nephew, Harry Potter, whose reckless parents had gotten themselves killed. This event thwarted her attempt to ignore the subject she was so not interested in. Although the Dursleys gave him more than he deserved, Harry grew up to be an ungrateful, disobedient boy. Petunia was so thankful that her own son, Dudley, was sweet and well-adjusted. Things got progressively worse when Harry went off to that school of his. They had tried to stop him, but he disregarded their good intentions. When he returned during holidays, he would cause the Dursleys immense trouble. She always worried that her nephew’s bad habits would harm her Diddykins in some way. There was a close call when Harry almost got Dudley killed. Her husband had wanted to throw him out immediately, but Petunia had imprudently promised to keep him sheltered when she’d first taken him in. She must wait until Harry is old enough to leave them; in the meantime, she will have to be content with ignoring his presence and making sure Dudley is well fed.

Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Vernon
Vernon Dursley is a big beefy man with hardly any neck and a very large, black mustache. He has a wide face and sausage-like fingers. Vernon is the director of Grunnings, a drill-making firm, and has an office on the 9th floor. He is a no-nonsense type of person and cannot stand anything out of the ordinary (ie: boring). He also has quite a temper—he looks like badly mixed black currant ice cream when irritated and flustered. Which, of course, is perfectly acceptable for a successful man like him (he is a Smeltings alum after all).

Vernon lived a perfectly pleasant and uninteresting life with his wife, Petunia, and his son, Dudley, at number four, Privet Drive. Until being attacked, in his opinion, by strange people who called him a ‘Muggle.’ This sort of outrageous behavior continued for the rest of that fateful November day in 1981. Though uneasy, Vernon had no idea that his life would never be the same again, and that he would wake up the next morning with a baby on his doorstep. The reason that the Dursleys are so determined to be normal is probably because they know full well just how abnormal some people are in the world. Petunia’s sister, for example, is what the Dursleys like to call ‘a freak.’ They wanted nothing to do with Lily and her crazy friends. So it was to Vernon’s horror when they were forced to take in her son after she and her husband had gotten themselves blown up—not that they would ever disclose that particular detail. The Dursleys generously provided their nephew, Harry Potter, with room (the cupboard under the stairs) and board (whatever Dudley didn’t eat). They would never discuss his parents in an attempt to stamp out anything the boy may have inherited from them. Unfortunately, their efforts went to waste and it soon became clear that the boy was just as much a freak as his parents. When he turned 11, there came a barrage of letters from that wretched world’s school. Vernon, being the upstanding citizen that he was, did everything he could to keep his nephew from being corrupted. In the end, he begrudgingly consented to let his nephew go to the ridiculous boarding school, just thankful that he wouldn’t have to deal with the boy for most of the year.

When the boy returned the next summer, however, Vernon regretted ever letting him be exposed to those lunatics. Harry came back mumbling gibberish and waving a stick around. Vernon tried to keep him out of company and tell people that he went to St. Brutus’s Secure Center for Incurably Criminal Boys. In spite of the fact that he clearly did all of this for the boy’s well being, Harry was ungrateful and insubordinate. He broke out of his room (that he was being locked in for his own protection). He disfigured Vernon’s sister, Marge, when she made polite conversation. His cracked friends even had the gall to destroy the Dursleys’ sitting room and threaten them. That’s not even mentioning the boy’s absurd pet and the silly story that some crackpot was after him. Vernon was furious to discover the danger his family was put in because they had taken the boy in, and even more livid to know that they were stuck with him until he came of age. Vernon looked forward to the day when he, his lovely wife and his exceptional son could live in peace.

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