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The Order of the Phoenix
 Original members.

Black, Sirius "Padfoot" "Snuffles" Black, Sirius "Padfoot" "Snuffles"
Sirius Black ran away from home when he was 16. His parents were pure-blood extremists, and he could not stand living with them. His brother, Regulus, fulfilled all their family’s wishes by proving his ideals and becoming a Death Eater. He died soon afterwards when he got in too far. Sirius stayed with his best friend, James Potter, for awhile; James’ parents practically adopted him. However, Sirius did not want to burden them, so he got his own pad at 17 after inheriting money from his Uncle Alphard.

At school, Sirius was one of the brightest students, but he was also one of the most mischievous. He was handsome and popular, making him arrogant for much of his youth. Sirius was the first Black to not be in Slytherin House. He and James had a mutual hatred of Severus Snape. One of his friends, Remus Lupin, turned out to be a werewolf. When they found this out, Sirius, James and Peter Pettigrew worked for three years to become unregistered Animagi in order to keep Remus company when he transformed. Sirius could turn into an enormous, pale-eyed, jet-black dog going by the name “Padfoot.” The four friends would roam the school grounds on nights of the full moon. They ended up learning so much about Hogwarts that they created the Marauder’s Map, a clever magical parchment that showed all the secret passages. One night, Sirius baited Snape to go into the Whomping Willow to see where Remus went every month. Snape would have been killed if James hadn’t stopped him.

Sirius was the best man at James and Lily’s wedding. They also made him the Godfather of their son, Harry. When Voldemort went after the Potters, they had to go into hiding and James insisted on Sirius being their Secret-Keeper. The official story was that Sirius had been in league with Voldemort the whole time and betrayed the Potters’ whereabouts. Then when Peter confronted him, Sirius blew him up along with a dozen Muggles. He was sent to Azkaban without a trial and stayed there for 12 years, one of the most heavily guarded prisoners with dementors outside his door day and night. The real story is that he convinced Peter to become the Secret-Keeper at the last minute, thinking no one would suspect him. To Sirius’ shock, he showed up at Godric’s Hollow that Halloween night to the remains of a house. Rubeus Hagrid had rescued young Harry from the ruins and had orders to deliver him to Albus Dumbledore. At first, Sirius had wanted to take Harry himself, but then realized a baby wouldn’t be safe for what he was planning to do. He offered Hagrid his flying motorbike, which would allow him to travel faster. The following morning, Sirius went on a hunt for Peter. Peter had other ideas; he enacted a ruse to frame Sirius and blew up the street while turning into his Animagus form, a rat, to escape detection. Taken aback that the boy he had always considered the least intelligent of them all turned out to be the one fooling everyone, all Sirius could do was laugh manically at the irony. He did not even try to fight the Ministry when they threw him in prison.

Determined to one day take revenge on Peter, Sirius bided his time in Azkaban until Peter showed his face. He survived by transforming into his dog form, as animals have less complex emotions and were therefore less affected by the dementors. He had a mass of filthy, matted hair down to elbows; deep, dark eye sockets; waxy, stretched skin and yellow teeth. In 1993, Sirius saw “Wormtail” (Peter’s rat nickname) in a photo in the Daily Prophet. When he realized Peter was posing as the pet of Ron Weasley, who went to school with Harry, Sirius knew it was time to go after him. So he transformed into a dog, skinny enough to slip through the bars and swam ashore. Everyone thought he was going after Harry, and Sirius had spent too much time around dementors to think rationally. Though he couldn’t resist checking up on his godson anyway. Once reaching Hogwarts, he made friends with a cat, Crookshanks, who tried to help him get Wormtail. After many months and attempts, Sirius finally caught Wormtail and dragged him and Ron, who was holding him, under the Whomping Willow and into the Shrieking Shack. Remus, who was teaching at Hogwarts, followed and helped explain to Harry and his friends who the rat was and what had really happened to his parents. Unfortunately, Peter ended up escaping and left Sirius still wanted by the Ministry. Harry and his friends helped him escape by sending him off with Buckbeak, a hippogriff.

Sirius and Buckbeak went into hiding, but kept in touch with Harry and Dumbledore, who now knew the truth. He lived in a cave in the mountains near Hogwarts, living off rats, to be near Harry. He had cleaned up a bit, with short black hair and a fuller face. Sirius was worried about Harry being in danger and gave him advice on surviving the Triwizard Tournament. When Voldemort made his return, Sirius partially came out of hiding to rejoin the Order of the Phoenix. Unfortunately, he was still wanted by the Ministry (10,000 Galleon reward), so he had to stay inside Grimmauld Place, which he offered as headquarters for the Order. Sirius started getting cabin fever and reminiscing over his freer days. He began treating Harry more like James than a godson. He mistreated the crazy house-elf, Kreacher, who ended up betraying him. When he found out Harry was in danger, Sirius recklessly went to rescue him. He became overconfident when dueling with his cousin, Bellatrix Lestrange, and laughed off her curses. Not literally, of course, because they hit him and knocked him right through the veil in the Death Room. Ending the Black line, he left all of his estate to Harry.

Bones, Edgar Bones, Edgar
Edgar Bones is the brother of Amelia Bones. He was a great wizard, but he and his family were killed during the first war. Edgar was a member of the original Order of the Phoenix.

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.

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.

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.

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
House:Gryffindor
Age:150-180?
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
Patronus:Phoenix

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.

Fenwick, Benjy Fenwick, Benjy
Benjy Fenwick was an original member of the Order of the Phoenix. Only bits of him were found after he was killed.

Figg, Arabella Doreen Figg, Arabella Doreen
Arabella Doreen Figg has grizzled gray hair in a hairnet. Even though she is a Squib, she is a member of the Order of the Phoenix. She guarded Harry Potter while he grew up with his Muggle relatives since she lived just two streets away in Little Whinging. Her house smells like cabbage, and she has at least four cats (Tibbles, Snowy, Mr. Paws & Tufty). She carries a clanking string shopping bag and wears tartan carpet slippers. Harry usually stayed at her house whenever the Dursleys need a babysitter, but under orders she never told him who she was or about magic. Arabella’s leg was broken in 1991. Sirius Black alerted her to Voldemort’s resurrection in ’95. That summer, she witnessed Harry and his cousin being attacked by dementors but could do nothing to help. She testified about the incident when Harry was tried for using magic in front of a Muggle.

Fletcher, Mundungus "Dung" Fletcher, Mundungus "Dung"
Mundungus Fletcher is a squat, unshaven man in a tattered overcoat that makes him resemble a pile of rags. He has short bandy legs, long straggly ginger hair and bloodshot baggy eyes. He is said to look like a doleful basset hound, though he seems to bear a striking resemblance to Crookshanks the cat. He smokes a grimy black pipe; consequently, he usually smells of stale tobacco and drink. According to Phineas Nigellus, he is a half-blood. Dung, as he is known, was banned from the Hog’s Head Inn in the ’70s. He once attacked Arthur Weasley behind his back when being inspected for misused Muggle artifacts. Dung is essentially a crook, which comes in useful to the Order of the Phoenix because he has connections with others like himself and can get underground information. He is very loyal to Albus Dumbledore, who has helped him out of many tight spots. Dung was on duty to guard Harry Potter in Little Whinging in the summer of ’95, but he got lured away by the chance to get a hold of black market cauldrons. Harry ended up being attacked by dementors while he was gone. He also kept an eye on Harry and his friends when they had a meeting in Hogsmeade, but he had to disguise himself since he was not allowed in the Hog’s Head Inn. He posed as a witch in a thick, black veil that fell to her toes. Dung took advantage of his time in the Black house (Order headquarters) to scope out its possessions, which he promptly smuggled out after Sirius Black’s death. Apparently, being banned from the Hog’s Head does not keep him from trying to deal with the barman. After being caught trying to sell the Black family silverware by Harry, Dung went into hiding in fear of Dumbledore’s reaction. He was later caught impersonating an Inferius during an attempted burglary.

Hagrid, Rubeus Hagrid, Rubeus
Born:December 6, 1928
Rubeus Hagrid is the son of a wizard and a giantess, Fridwulfa. Being a half-giant makes him twice as tall and five times as wide as a normal person. He has long tangles of bushy black hair and beard and eyes like black beetles. His hands are the size of trash can lids, and his feet are like baby dolphins. He wears a black moleskin overcoat, and his best suit is a horrible hairy brown suit and a checked yellow and orange tie. His mother left him when he was about three. When he was six, he could pick up his dad and put him on a dresser. His father died in his 2nd year at school.

Hagrid has always had a tendency to find extremely dangerous creatures extremely loveable. He is big and blundering and gets in trouble every other week. While he was in school, he supposedly tried to raise werewolf cubs (baby Remuses?) under his bed and would sneak off to the Forbidden Forest to wrestle trolls. In his third year, he brought a young acromantula, Aragog, into the castle. Tom Riddle framed Hagrid by turning him in and calling the large spider the monster of the Chamber of Secrets. Albus Dumbledore did not believe Hagrid was guilty, so he convinced them not to throw Hagrid into Azkaban. He also let Hagrid stay at Hogwarts and train as gamekeeper after he was expelled. However, Hagrid’s wand (16 inches, oak, rather bendy) had been snapped, and he carries a battered, flowery pink umbrella with his wand pieces inside so he can do magic on the sly.

So Hagrid has been at Hogwarts ever since as the Keeper of Keys and Grounds. He lives in a small wooden house on the edge of the Forbidden Forest with his pet boarhound, Fang. He was the one who recovered Harry Potter from the ruins of his parents’ house after Voldemort tried to kill him in 1981. While Hagrid was there, Sirius Black, the Potters’ best friend, showed up and offered Hagrid his flying motorcycle to deliver Harry to Dumbledore quicker. Ten years later, he was sent to retrieve Harry again when it became clear that Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letters were not being read. Hagrid was enraged to discover that Harry’s Muggle relatives had not told him about magic. He took it upon himself to take Harry to get his school stuff from Diagon Alley and even got him an owl for his birthday. He would become good friends with Harry and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

That year, Hagrid contributed a huge 3-headed dog, Fluffy, to protect the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone. However, he would give the secret to taming it away while gambling for a dragon’s egg. Since he couldn’t keep the dragon, Norbert, at Hogwarts, he was forced to send it away to Romania. In ’92, the Chamber of Secrets was opened again and Hagrid, being the supposed culprit the first time, was sent to Azkaban until he was proved innocent. The following school year, Hagrid became the Care of Magical Creatures teacher. He enjoys showing his classes dangerous creatures that he finds interesting but the students find terrifying. He got in trouble when a student, Draco Malfoy, did not pay attention and insulted a hippogriff, which then attacked him. To Hagrid’s horror, the hippogriff, Buckbeak, was sentenced to death but luckily escaped. In ’94, Hagrid met another half-giant, Olympe Maxime; they got together after she finally stopped denying her giant heritage. Hagrid got a lot of grief because of his lineage and lack of education when Hogwarts got a High Inquisitor, Dolores Umbridge. Umbridge tried to send Hagrid away, but he fought off the Aurors she brought and went into hiding in the mountains.

Hagrid is a member of the Order of the Phoenix. He was sent on a mission with Madame Maxime to establish diplomatic ties with the giants in the name of the Order. The mission was unsuccessful when Death Eaters showed up for some diplomacies of their own. While there he met his half-brother, Grawp. Fearing the bigger giants were bullying him, Hagrid was determined to bring Grawp home with him to be safe and eventually domesticated, prolonging his journey for two months. Hagrid arrived back at Hogwarts bruised and bloodied, and continued so during his futile endeavors. Grawp did at least showed he that knew who Hagrid was by the end of a year.

Longbottom, Alice Longbottom, Alice
Alice Longbottom was a member of the original Order of the Phoenix along with her husband, Frank, who was also an Auror. They had already thrice defied Voldemort and thus their son, Neville, was eligible to be the one prophesized to defeat the Dark Lord. Thankfully, he ended up not being the one, but just as they were beginning to feel safe after Voldemort’s disappearance, Frank was attacked. He was tortured for information on Voldemort’s whereabouts by Bartemius Crouch Jr., Bellatrix, Rabastan and Rodolphus Lestrange. Then they proceeded to torture Alice to the point of insanity. The Longbottoms were very popular so their torture caused a fury that put the Ministry under great pressure to catch the culprits. The Cruciatus Curse left such lasting damage that Frank and Alice will likely spend the rest of their lives in St. Mungo’s, effectively leaving their son an orphan. They now reside at the far end of the Janus Thickey ward. Neville and Frank’s mother visit during holidays, but they can no longer recognize them. However, whenever Neville comes by, Alice likes to give him a Drooble’s Blowing Gum wrapper. She does not realize that it is worthless, but Neville appreciates it nonetheless.

Longbottom, Frank Longbottom, Frank
Frank Longbottom was an Auror and a member of the original Order of the Phoenix. He and his wife, Alice, had thrice defied Voldemort and thus their son, Neville, was eligible to be the one prophesized to defeat the Dark Lord. Thankfully, he ended up not being the one, but then Frank was attacked after Voldemort’s fall from power, just when everyone thought they were safe. He was tortured for information on Voldemort’s whereabouts by Bartemius Crouch Jr., Bellatrix, Rabastan and Rodolphus Lestrange. Alice was also tortured when he did not respond satisfactorily. The Longbottoms were very popular so their torture caused a fury that put the Ministry under great pressure to catch the culprits. The Cruciatus Curse did such extensive damage that Frank and Alice will likely spend the rest of their lives in St. Mungo’s, effectively leaving their son, Neville, an orphan. They now reside at the far end of the Janus Thickey ward. Frank’s mother and son visit during holidays, but they can no longer recognize them.

Lupin, Remus J. "Moony" Lupin, Remus J. "Moony"
Born:March 10, 1958?

Remus John Lupin was bitten by a werewolf (Fenrir Greyback) as a very small boy. His parents could do nothing; it was not until later in his life that the Wolfsbane Potion was discovered. He did not think he would be able to go to school, but the new Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, was sympathetic and found a way for him to attend safely. He had a house (the Shrieking Shack) and an underground tunnel running between it and the school built. The Whomping Willow was then placed over the entrance to keep people from finding it. Every full moon, Remus would be taken to the Shack to wait out his transformation.

After starting at Hogwarts, Remus was pleased to make some friends: James Potter, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew. However, he was afraid that they would find out what he was and desert him. Their actual reactions surprised and touched Remus; his friends spent years learning to become Animagi so they could keep him company when he was a wolf. They would roam the grounds at night, a recklessness Remus would later regret. The friends used their knowledge of the school to create the Marauder’s Map. Dumbledore made Remus a prefect in hopes that he would be able to control the rowdy James and Sirius, but Remus generally stuck to passively pretending not to notice their actions.

A few years after leaving school, Remus’s world would fall apart. James and his family had gone into hiding, with Sirius as their Secret-Keeper. The next thing he knew, the Potters were dead and Sirius was thrown into Azkaban for killing Peter. Remus spent the next twelve years alone and scraping by in life. His light brown hair became flecked with gray, and he perpetually looked ill and exhausted. He wore shabby robes darned in several places and carried a small, battered case held together with neatly knotted string. His being a werewolf made it hard for him to find jobs. Finally, Dumbledore hired him as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts (1993-94). There, Remus would discover that one of his students was Harry Potter, James and Lily’s son. Remus helped Harry learn to cast a Patronus, because dementors affected him so much. At the same time, his old friend Sirius Black had escaped from Azkaban and was reportedly after Harry. Still, Remus resisted telling Dumbledore that Sirius was an Animagus, because he did not want to admit that he had betrayed his trust. He found the Marauder’s Map in Harry’s possession and confiscated it from him. He was stunned one day when he saw Peter’s name on the map. It was then that he realized what must have happened all those years ago. Remus found Sirius, Peter, Harry and his friends all in the Shrieking Shack. At last, he found out that Peter had been the one who was the Secret-Keeper and betrayed the Potters and that Sirius had been innocent the entire time. Sirius had not told Remus at the time because he suspected him as the spy. Unfortunately, Remus had forgotten to take his Wolfsbane Potion and transformed into a werewolf; in the chaos, Peter escaped and Sirius was forced to run from the Ministry, who still thought he was a murderer. It came out that he was a werewolf, so Remus resigned in anticipation of worried parents.

In the previous war, Remus had been a member of the Order of the Phoenix, so he rejoined when Voldemort returned to power once more. He volunteered to be a part of the Advance Guard that picked Harry up from his Muggle relatives in ’95. By that time, his hair was grayer and his robes more patched and shabby than ever. When Harry and his friends were lured to the Department of Mysteries, Remus and other Order members had to go rescue them. During the battle, Remus lost the last of his old friends when Sirius fell through the veil. He then undertook the task of going underground among his fellow (but more wild) werewolves and see if they would side with him. Remus found some romance within the Order with Nymphadora Tonks. He tried to break it off, however, because he thought he was too old, poor and wolfy for her. After Dumbledore’s death, Tonks managed to convince Remus to let them be happy together.

McKinnon, Marlene McKinnon, Marlene
Marlene McKinnon was a member of the old Order of the Phoenix. She was killed, along with her entire family, just two weeks after a picture was taken of the original Order.

Meadowes, Dorcas Meadowes, Dorcas
Dorcas Meadowes was an original member of the Order of the Phoenix. Lord Voldemort killed her personally.

Moody, Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, Alastor "Mad-Eye"
Mad-Eye Moody is an ex-Auror who took his job very seriously. By the time he retired, his face looked like badly carved wood and every inch of it was scarred. His mouth looks like a diagonal gash and a large chunk of his nose is missing (from taking down Death Eater Evan Rosier). One eye is small, dark and beady; the other is an artificial magical eye: large, round as a coin, vivid electric blue. It moves incessantly without blinking in every direction (it can see through anything, including invisibility cloaks), which is how he got the nickname “Mad-Eye.” He has a carved wooden leg that has a clawed foot at the bottom. He leans on a long staff to help him walk. He has a long mane of grizzled, dark gray hair. Mad-Eye is very paranoid of enemies coming after him, so he only drinks out of a hip flask. Most people think he is crazy, but he is good friends with Albus Dumbledore and Arthur Weasley. Birds of a feather flock together.

In the years after Voldemort’s first downfall, Mad-Eye was determined to track down every last Death Eater. He never killed if he could help it; he would bring them in alive if possible so they could stand trial. Defense Against the Dark Arts is not a game for him. He spent 6 months tracking down and capturing Igor Karkaroff. He still had both of his eyes then. In 1994, Dumbledore asked Mad-Eye to be the DADA professor. The night before he was set to start, however, Mad-Eye was attacked by Bartemius Crouch, Jr. and Peter Pettigrew. Crouch used Polyjuice Potion to impersonate Mad-Eye and take his station at Hogwarts. Mad-Eye was hidden inside his own trunk; it is a 7-compartment trunk, the last compartment consists of a sort of underground room. He spent ten entire months stunned.

Mad-Eye was an original member of the Order of the Phoenix. He went back to the Order after being rescued from his trunk. He was part of the Advanced Guard to transport Harry Potter from his Muggle relatives’ home to Order headquarters. After cleaning his magical eye and advising Harry on wand placement, he led the Guard on a crazy route to headquarters in case anyone was trying to follow. Mad-Eye tried to lift Harry’s spirits by showing him a photo of his dead parents sitting next to the traitor Pettigrew. In June of ’96, he and some other Order members had to go to the Ministry of Magic to rescue Harry and his friends from a Death Eater trap. At the end of the school year, they had a talk with Harry’s Muggle relatives to make sure they would not mistreat him.

Pettigrew, Peter "Wormtail" "Scabbers" Pettigrew, Peter "Wormtail" "Scabbers"
Born: 1958?

Peter Pettigrew was short and fat with mousy hair. Having a pointed nose and very small, watery eyes, Peter became friends with James Potter, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. He was always seen as the weak tag along, hanging around with the cool boys. James and Sirius were popular; Remus was a werewolf. When they found out about Remus, Peter, James and Sirius spent several years learning to become Animagi so they could keep him company. Peter managed to transform himself into a rat and called himself “Wormtail.” He was the one in charge of pushing the button on the Whomping Willow during their excursions. The four of them learned so much about Hogwarts that they developed the Marauder’s Map.

His friends, however, had underestimated him. Though Peter was a member of the Order of the Phoenix with the rest of them, he was also a Death Eater and would leak information. No one ever suspected him. When James and his family went into hiding from the Dark Lord, Sirius was supposed to be their Secret-Keeper. Except Sirius thought that Peter would be a better choice because no one would ever think of him. So Peter became the Secret-Keeper and had the privilege of betraying their whereabouts to his master. Maybe he was weak for following the power, but Peter was smarter than his friends had thought. When Sirius hunted him down, Peter was one step ahead of him. He acted like he was the one going after Sirius and blew up the street while turning into his rat form. He cut off his right index finger to fake his death. Everyone thought Sirius had betrayed the Potters and then killed Peter for getting in his way.

So while Sirius spent the next twelve years in Azkaban, Peter spent the time as “Scabbers,” a pet rat in a wizarding family. He began as Percy Weasley’s pet, but he was later passed on to another brother, Ron. His plan was supposedly to stay close to the magical world in case any word of his master arose, but he mostly enjoyed being a rat. He even helped Ron by biting a bully for him. However, Scabbers got himself in trouble when he posed on Ron’s shoulder for a picture in the Daily Prophet in ’93. Sirius recognized him (he’s missing a toe in rat form too) and broke out of Azkaban to go after him. Scabbers was terrified of being found and began losing fur in his agitation. Taking advantage of Ron’s friend getting a pet cat, Crookshanks, Scabbers eventually faked his own ratty death again. He had perfect timing, because Sirius tried to attack two days later. Scabbers went to hide in a milk jug in gamekeeper Hagrid’s cabin. He was found and immediately pounced upon by Padfoot, Sirius’s Animagus counterpart. Sirius and Remus, who was also at Hogwarts, explained the situation to a very confused Ron, Harry (James’s son) and their friend, Hermione Granger. The now thin, colorless and balding Peter begged them for mercy. Harry kept Sirius and Remus from killing the rat-like man because he did not want them to become killers, thus creating a life debt. Peter managed to escape when Remus suddenly turned werewolf.

No longer able to hide as a rat, Wormtail (as he is called in the Death Eater circle) decided to seek out his former master. He followed the rumors of rats to find Voldemort in the forests of Albania. While in an inn near the forest, he accidentally got recognized by a Ministry witch, Bertha Jorkins. Fearing she would turn him in, he seized her and brought her to the Dark Lord. By chance, Bertha turned out to be a well of information. Voldemort was able to break the memory charm he discovered in her and learned about Ministry plans and the existence of a faithful servant. Wormtail was now required to transport his master and do everything for him he could not do without a body. He attended to Voldemort in the old Riddle house. When Harry was transported to them in June ’95, Wormtail brewed a potion to resurrect the Dark Lord. He drew blood from Harry, retrieved bone from the grave of Voldemort’s father, and then cut off his own right hand in sacrifice. After regaining his body, Voldemort replaced Wormtail’s bloody stump with a powerful silver hand. In the following years, Wormtail has been relegated to little more than an errand boy to Severus Snape.

Potter, James "Prongs" Potter, James "Prongs"
Born:1958?
Appearance:Hazel eyes. Messy black hair that sticks up in back. Tall, thin. Nose slightly longer than Harry's. Glasses.
Wand:11 inches, mahogany, pliable, excellent for transfiguration

At Hogwarts, James was popular, athletic and smart—"the height of cool." By fifteen, he was arrogant and had taken to hexing others for fun, in particular Severus Snape. This created a mutual hostility that lasted beyond death. James's best friends at school were Sirius Black, whom he treated like a brother, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew. The four of them created the Marauder's Map, an example of both their penchant for mischief and exceptional intelligence. When James found out that Remus was a werewolf, he was determined to keep him company by becoming an Animagus. It took him three years to accomplish it, but by his fifth year, he was able to transform into a stag. From this he got the nickname "Prongs" among his friends. James had a crush on Lily Evans and tried unsuccessfully to impress her. It wasn't until he deflated his ego that they started going out in their seventh year. James had become Head Boy and matured quite a bit.

Several years later, he had joined the Order of the Phoenix, married Lily and had a son, Harry, with her. During these dark times, James and his wife had already defied Lord Voldemort three times by the time they learned of a possible prophecy made about their son. In order to protect him—and themselves—they decided to go into hiding. James wanted Sirius to be their Secret-Keeper, since he trusted him more than anyone else; however, Sirius decided at the last minute that Peter should do it, as no one would ever suspect him. Peter betrayed the location of their home in Godric's Hollow to Voldemort and led to James and Lily's death on October 31st, 1981.

Potter, Lily (Evans) Potter, Lily (Evans)
Born:1958?
Appearance:Bright, almond-shaped, green eyes. Long, dark, thick, red hair.
Wand:10 ¼ inches, willow, swishy, nice for charm work

Lily Evans first learned of her magical abilities when she received her Hogwarts acceptance letter. She left her proud parents and jealous sister, Petunia, to become one of the brightest, most loved students at Hogwarts, despite being a Muggle-born. She was a teachers' favorite and Head Girl. Though she appeared to detest James Potter, he eventually wore her down.

At this time of war, Lily did her part by joining the Order of the Phoenix in the fight against the Dark Lord. She and James thrice defied Voldemort, then learned that, as a result, their son, Harry, could very well be destined to play a part in his fall. Now prime targets, their small family went into hiding through the Fidelius Charm. Unfortunately, a betrayal by their supposed friend and Secret-Keeper, Peter Pettigrew, put them at the mercy of the Dark Lord. After James tried to stop the Dark Lord, Lily was given the choice to stand aside and live. In a vain attempt to save her son, Lily put herself between Harry and Voldemort. Though both she and her husband died, her sacrifice invoked an ancient magic that kept Harry alive. Lily was able to leave a lasting protection in her son's blood in her last moment of life.

Prewett, Fabian Prewett, Fabian
Fabian Prewett was a member of the old Order of the Phoenix. It took five Death Eaters to take down him and his brother, Gideon.

Prewett, Gideon Prewett, Gideon
Gideon Prewett was a member of the old Order of the Phoenix. It took five Death Eaters to take down him and his brother, Fabian.

Vance, Emmeline Vance, Emmeline
Emmeline Vance was a stately witch who wore an emerald-green shawl. She was an original member of the Order of the Phoenix. She volunteered to be part of the Advanced Guard to transport Harry Potter from his Muggle relatives’ home to Order headquarters in ’95. Emmeline was killed in the summer of ’96 just around the corner from the Muggle Prime Minister.




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