By order of: 
Appearance/mentioning | Name (alphabetical) | Family/Group
Gaunt, Marvolo Gaunt, Marvolo
Marvolo Gaunt, father of Morfin and Merope, descended from the proud line of Salazar Slytherin. He was an oddly proportioned man who looks more like a monkey with broad shoulders and long arms, though he was shorter than his son. He had bright brown eyes, short scrubby hair and a wrinkled face. His ancestors squandered their gold, so he and his children lived in a dirty little house on the edge of Little Hangleton. Their family inherited the ability to speak Parseltongue from Slytherin. Marvolo detested Muggles and thought himself superior, though he lived in poverty. His most precious possessions were the heirlooms that proved their relation to Slytherin: a ring and a locket. Marvolo wore the ring until he died.

When Morfin got in trouble with the Ministry of Magic for using magic on a Muggle, Marvolo thought he had done nothing wrong. However, he became enraged when he discovered his daughter, Merope, had taken a liking to said Muggle, Tom Riddle. The Ministry official, Bob Ogden, tried to stop him from abusing Merope. With both Marvolo and Morfin attacking him, Ogden went for backup. Marvolo spent six months in Azkaban, which was not good for his health. He returned to his home to find it empty and was shocked to learn his daughter had eloped with the Muggle. He died not long afterward.

Gaunt, Morfin Gaunt, Morfin
Morfin Gaunt, son of Marvolo, came from the ancestral line of Salazar Slytherin. From Slytherin, he inherited the ability to speak to snakes, Parseltongue. His penchant for playing in trees contributed to his thick hair being so matted with dirt, the color was indistinguishable. Each of his small, dark eyes stare in opposite directions, and he has missing teeth.

Raised to despise Muggles, Morfin decided to punish a local Muggle, Tom Riddle, because he knew his sister, Merope, liked him. His indiscretion brought a Ministry official, Bob Ogden, to his house with a trial date. Morfin had no patience for the man, so he hexed him. He would get three years in Azkaban for attacking Muggles and Ministry employees.

After being released from Azkaban, Morfin lived alone in the Gaunt home, both Marvolo and Merope dead. One day, a teenage boy visited looking very much like the Muggle he had attacked years ago. Tom Riddle Jr. learned from Morfin that his father and grandparents still lived in town. The next day, the Riddles were dead, and Morfin had the memory of murdering them. When the officials came, he happily admitted to the crime, earning himself a life sentence in Azkaban. In the last weeks of Morfin’s life, Albus Dumbledore extracted the memories from Riddle’s visit. Upon discovering that Morfin had been framed, Dumbledore tried to get him released, but Morfin died before a decision could be made. He spent the remainder of his days worried that he had lost his father’s cherished ring.

Gibbon Gibbon
Part of a group of Death Eaters that infiltrated Hogwarts in ’97, Gibbon set the Dark Mark at the top of the Astronomy Tower. Afraid to wait for Albus Dumbledore’s arrival by himself, he went back downstairs and was promptly hit by a stray Killing Curse from a fellow Death Eater (the blond one).

Goldstein, Anthony Goldstein, Anthony
Anthony Goldstein is the Ravenclaw prefect for the class of ’98. He hangs around with Michael Corner and Terry Boot. He was a D.A. member.

Golgamath Golgamath
Golgamath has black hair and teeth and a necklace of bones. He is sympathetic to the Death Eater cause, so he killed the current Gurg, Karkus. He tossed Karkus’s head into a lake and took over as Gurg.

Goshawk, Miranda Goshawk, Miranda
Miranda Goshawk is the author of The Standard Book of Spells series.

Goyle Goyle
Goyle is one of the largest Death Eaters. He is the father of Gregory Goyle. He is clumsy and dull.

Goyle, Gregory Goyle, Gregory
Gregory Goyle is in the Slytherin class of ’98, assuming he graduates. He has a short growth of wiry bristles low on his forehead and dull, deep set eyes. He is one of Draco Malfoy’s lackeys and bodyguards. He wore green to Yule Ball and resembled a moss-covered boulder. His father is a Death Eater. He was a member of the Inquisitorial Squad. Goyle failed his Defense Against the Dark Arts O.W.L. but will try to take it again. He spent his sixth year being forced by Malfoy to impersonate young girls using Polyjuice Potion. He and Crabbe took turns guarding the Room of Requirement for him.

Granger, Hermione Jean Granger, Hermione Jean
Born:September 19, 1979
Appearance:Bushy brown hair
Brown eyes
Large front teeth (shrunken in 4th year)
Wand(s):Vine wood
Pet(s):Crookshanks (cat)
Going to class
Taking exams
Prized Possession(s):Hogwarts, A History (IV.238-A Revised History of Hogwarts/A Highly Biased and Selective History of Hogwarts, Which Glosses Over the Nastier Aspects of the School)
Fear(s):Failure (imperfection)
Not fond of flying
Achievement(s):Gryffindor Prefect
112% on Charms exam (1st year)
320% on Muggle Studies exam
Founder of S.P.E.W.
11 O.W.L.s
Goal(s):Being the best at everything
Free house-elves everywhere, whether they want it or not

Hermione Granger was surprised, but very pleased, when she received her Hogwarts acceptance letter. Always excited to learn new things, Hermione got her hands on all the books she could to read about the Wizarding world to ensure she was well prepared. She can be rather bossy and a stickler for the rules, which is why she had trouble making friends at first. It also didn’t help that her perfectionist nature let her excel in all her classes. She is firm in her belief that a library will have all the answers one could want (she is rumored to carry 20 books with her at any given time). Though she sometimes has to contend with prejudice as a Muggle-born, Hermione has the distinction of being called many times the cleverest witch of her year. It wasn’t until they saved her from a mountain troll that she became friends with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, but from that point on they were virtually inseparable. Hermione is invaluable to them as a source of knowledge and homework help. With their friendship, Hermione learned to loosen up a bit and have a life outside of studying. She plays a large role in keeping them alive through their dangerous adventures and rule breaking.

Her second year at Hogwarts was a difficult time for Hermione. The opening of the Chamber of Secrets put all non-pure-bloods in danger. This fear compelled Hermione to defy the rules and brew the Polyjuice Potion in hopes of finding the offender, but a mishap led to her turning into a black cat for two months. Then, right when she finally discovered what the monster of the Chamber was, she got petrified for the remainder of the school year before she could tell anyone. Luckily she had the foresight to write down her discovery, which Harry eventually discovered. Spending a third of the school year in the hospital wing and waking up to discover exams had been cancelled was a dreadful ordeal for Hermione.

To recuperate from this experience, Hermione spent the following summer with her parents in France. While not quite as perilous (well, except for the escaped mass murder and dementors, of course), her 3rd year at Hogwarts was equally trying. Eager to learn everything possible, Hermione applied for a Time-Turner in order to be able to take every class offered. Taking her first step into non-human rights, Hermione also spent much of her time helping Hagrid prepare for the trial of Buckbeak, the hippogriff. Though she gave it a good run, she eventually wore herself into exhaustion and irritability. To make things worse, Hermione was not on speaking terms with Harry and Ron for much of the year. The frustration and loneliness was too much for Hermione; she finally decided to scale down her schedule for next year and, thankfully, she had made up with her friends. Before giving it up, however, she used her Time-Turner to help Harry save his godfather, Sirius Black.

Her fourth year was an eye-opener for Hermione; it was the year she discovered the oppression of house-elves. Outraged by their, in her opinion, cruel treatment and complete lack of rights, Hermione began an organization called S.P.E.W. in an effort to free them. Her stubbornness and ideals kept her from accepting that they may not want her help. It was also an eventful year that consisted of her first date, with Viktor Krum, dealing with a jealous Ron and helping Harry train for the Tri-Wizard Tournament. It was the first time Hermione showed a more girlish side by shrinking her teeth and primping for the Yule Ball. Showing this side, however, led reporter Rita Skeeter to target her in a tantalizing (if fictional) story about a love-triangle between herself, Krum, and Harry. Hermione got revenge when she discovered that Skeeter was an Animagus and used it to blackmail her into silence.

With the fifth year came Hermione’s proud moment of receiving her Prefect badge. She also renews her dedication to freeing house-elves by knitting deformed hats and hoping to trick the elves into taking them. Hermione coerces Harry into starting the D.A. to help them prepare for the upcoming dangers (and O.W.L.s). With the school submerged in censorship, Hermione used her pet reporter to help Harry convince the world that Voldemort was really back. During all this, she gets very stressed out and temperamental when faced with the all-important O.W.L. exams. Afterwards, Hermione and friends followed Harry to the Ministry of Magic on a doomed escapade from which she sustained a serious injury.

Hermione seems to spend a lot less time with her parents recently, preferring instead to be with her friends on school holidays. She was left slightly disappointed with her O.W.L. results, collecting only 10 ‘Outstandings’ and 1 ‘Exceeds Expectations.’ Most of her sixth year was employed intent on doing better at Potions than Harry. The drama between Hermione and Ron reached extreme rough patches (her attacking him with conjured birds) throughout the year, but they appear to have come to an understanding at the end of it.

Quotes Quotes
"He looks really grumpy." (IV.83)
"He’s not even good looking! They only like him because he’s famous! They wouldn’t even look twice at him if he couldn’t do that Wonky-Faint thing-" Hermione on Krum(IV.317)

Ron grinned nervously at him, and Harry grinned back.
Hermione burst into tears.
'There’s nothing to cry about!' Harry told her, bewildered.
'You two are so stupid!' she shouted, stamping her foot on the ground, tears splashing down her front. Then, before either of them could stop her, she had given both of them a hug and dashed away, now positively howling.
'Barking mad,' said Ron, shaking his head.

"As a matter of fact," said Hermione sweetly, "that’s exactly what Little Miss Perfect does want." Hermione about herself (V.566)

Misc. Information Misc. Information
  • First words: "Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one." (I.105)
  • Goes to Yule Ball with Vicky Krum
         - Used Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion on her hair to make it sleek and shiny, twisted up into an elegant knot on the back of her head
  • Dress robes made of a floaty periwinkle blue material
  • Starts subscribing to the Daily Prophet in March 1995
  • Knows how to knit (sort of). Can do baubles and patterns (by magic). Is really a slow knitter without magic.
  • Says "Voldemort" for the first time on V.328
  • Face glows when she sees new books
  • Was seriously considered for Ravenclaw by the Sorting Hat, but was apparently meant for Gryffindor

    Christmas ‘95
  • New Theory of Numerology from Harry
  • Perfume from Ron
  • Dreadful at Quidditch
  • Confunded Cormac McLaggen for Ron during Quidditch tryouts

    Granger, Mr. Granger, Mr.
    Mr. Granger is a Muggle dentist whose daughter, Hermione, is a witch. As Hermione gets older, he gets to see a lot less of his daughter. She already spends most of the year at boarding school, but lately she has been spending the majority of her holidays with her friends as well. He understands that Hermione is very serious about her schoolwork, of which he is immensely proud of, but he hopes there isn’t more to it than she is telling them. The only other interaction he has had with the Magical world is when Hermione’s friend’s strange father, Arthur Weasley, goes on and on about something called escapators.

    Granger, Mrs. Granger, Mrs.
    Mrs. Granger is a Muggle dentist whose daughter, Hermione, is a witch. She doesn’t get to see her daughter as much now that she’s getting older. Hermione goes to a boarding school, and recently even a large part of her holidays have been spent with school friends. Mrs. Granger is pleased that Hermione is so earnest about her exams, but she does miss her and hopes that’s all there is to it. She has only seen the Magical community once or twice, but she had no idea what was going on. Arthur Weasley, the father of a friend of Hermione’s, kept pestering them about their paper money.

    Grawp Grawp
    Grawp is a son of the giantess Fridwulfa. His head looks like a mossy boulder (larger in proportion than the human head) and is almost perfectly round. He has tight, curling, close-growing, and bracken colored hair and small muddy-greenish brown eyes. He also has large, fleshy ears, no neck and a broad back. His nose is stubby and shapeless, and his lopsided mouth is full of yellow, misshapen teeth the size of half-bricks. He has enormous, filthy feet and hands the size of beach umbrellas. He wears a badly sewn animal skin frock. Despite his size, he has surprising speed and agility.

    His half-brother, Hagrid, met him on a mission for the Order of the Phoenix and brought him back to Hogwarts. Grawp is smallish and was supposedly bullied by the other giants. His mother did not like him because he was runty, only 16 feet tall. Still, he is a giant and is strong enough to rip trees out of the ground for fun. He sometimes attacks Hagrid when he’s in a bad mood, so he needs to be kept tied up all the time. Grawp eats birds and deer. Hagrid seemed to make slight headway in domesticating him, because Grawp started missing Hagrid when he was gone and chased a herd of centaurs off from harming Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, whom he had recognized as Hagrid’s friends.

    Greengrass, Daphne Greengrass, Daphne
    Hogwarts class of ’98.

    Gregorovitch Gregorovitch
    Gregorovitch is a fine wandmaker. He created Viktor Krum’s wand.

    Gregory the Smarmy Gregory the Smarmy
    Gregory the Smarmy is a statue of the 5th floor of Hogwarts. There is a secret passageway behind it.

    Greyback, Fenrir Greyback, Fenrir
    Fenrir Greyback is a big, gangly werewolf. In his human form, he has matted gray hair, whiskers and a rasping bark of a voice. Death Eater robes look tight on him. He smells like dirt, sweat and blood (at least during battles). He also has filthy hands with long, yellowish nails and pointed teeth. Greyback is known as the most savage werewolf alive today. He thinks it is his mission in life to bite and contaminate as many people as possible. He would like to create enough werewolves to overcome wizards. Greyback specializes in children; bite them young, take them away, and raise them to hate normal wizards. He cruelly positions himself near potential victims so he can be sure of attacking his targets. He is responsible for turning Remus Lupin, whose father had offended him.

    The Death Eater did not try to find Voldemort after his fall, though he did return to his services later. The Dark Lord promises him prey in return for marshalling his fellow werewolves and threatening uncooperative families. Greyback is a family friend of the Malfoys. By request of Draco Malfoy, he made sure Borgin worked on repairing the Vanishing Cabinet in ’96-’97. Part of a group of Death Eaters that infiltrated Hogwarts in ’97, he witnessed Albus Dumbledore’s murder at the top of the Astronomy Tower. He also mauled Bill Weasley while in human form; he has developed a taste for human flesh that cannot be satisfied once a month.

    Grey Lady Grey Lady
    Ravenclaw ghost.

    Grindelwald Grindelwald
    The dark wizard Grindelwald was defeated by Albus Dumbledore in 1945.

    Griphook Griphook
    Griphook works for Gringotts Wizarding Bank. The goblin carted Harry Potter down to his vault the first time.

    Grubbly-Plank, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, Wilhelmina
    Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank has a prominent chin, severe haircut and a brisk voice. She is the substitute Care of Magical Creatures teacher.

    Grunnion, Alberic Grunnion, Alberic
    Alberic Grunnion is featured on a Famous Witches and Wizards card included with Chocolate Frogs.

    Gryffindor, Godric Gryffindor, Godric
    Godric Gryffindor was one of the founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff were the greatest witches and wizards of the age. They wanted to build a place of magic for children to thrive. Gryffindor favored the bravest of students. He and Slytherin were good friends, but they argued about whether to let Muggle-borns in the school. His sword still resides in the Head office of Hogwarts. There is also a place called Godric’s Hollow that was named after him.

    Gudgeon, Gladys Gudgeon, Gladys
    Gladys Gudgeon is Gilderoy Lockhart’s #1 fan. She still writes to him every week even though he resides in St. Mungo’s with no memory of his own identity.

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