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Gilderoy Lockhart

Gilderoy Lockhart is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. During his time as a Ravenclaw student, he received many prestigious awards, and he isn’t shy about letting everyone know it. After graduating Hogwarts, he became a celebrity in the wizarding world. In particular he wrote books about his encounters with magical creatures, such as Gadding with Ghouls and Travels with Trolls. When Dumbledore appoints Lockhart as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Hermione becomes smitten by his knowledge. Yet Harry and Ron (and most everyone else) find him obnoxious. Although there’s more to him than meets the eye: he tricked actual accomplished wizards into revealing their stories, and then erased their memories with Memory Charms so he could take all the credit. In the film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh plays this role.

Minerva McGonagall

Minerva McGonagall is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. She is a professor at Hogwarts as well as the head of the Gryffindor house. She teaches Transfiguration, which she has a talent for as an Animagus, as she can transfigure into a tabby cat. Minerva is a stern instructor, but she genuinely cares about the well being of her students. As a former Gryffindor student, she values courage and bravery above all else, and isn’t afraid to deduct points from her own house when its necessary. Her wisdom, intelligence, and leadership skills make her perhaps the most respected professor at Hogwarts alongside Dumbledore. In the movie adaptation, Dame Maggie Smith plays this role.

Lucius Malfoy Character

Lucius Malfoy

Lucius Malfoy is an antagonist in Harry Potter. He is the husband of Narcissa Malfoy and the father of Harry’s enemy, Draco Malfoy. Bellatrix Lestrange is his sister-in-law. Lucius and his wife belong to the Death Eaters, aka the most adamant followers of Lord Voldemort. Because of his wealth and status, he takes great pride in his aristocratic status. Like Draco, he looks down upon half bloods and Muggle born wizards, for he thinks pureblood wizards are inherently superior. Lucius has a particular disdain for the Weasley family, as well as Harry Potter himself. Jason Isaacs plays this role in the film adaptation.

Luna Lovegood Lion-Hat from Harry Potter

Lion-Hat Luna Lovegood from Order of the Phoenix

Luna Lovegood’s (Evanna Lynch) magical lion hat first makes its appearance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and later in the Half-Blood Prince. Luna wears her homemade fake stuffed hat, which lets out a loud realistic roar with a tap of the wand, to show her support for the Gryffindor Quidditch team against the Slytherin team, even though she’s from Ravenclaw.

Death Eaters from Harry Potter

Death Eaters

In the Harry Potter universe, Death Eaters are a group of dark wizards and witches lead by Lord Voldemort and including Severus Snape who seek to wipe out the Muggle-borns. The Death Eaters first terrorize Harry Potter and friends in Goblet of Fire.

Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter

Mad-Eye Moody

In Harry Potter, Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody (Brendan Gleeson) is a member of the Order of the Phoenix and considered the most famous Auror of all time. Mad-Eye is most notable for his magical eye, which allows him to see through any material, even invisibility cloaks, which has been misused by the likes of Dolores Umbridge to spy on her subordinates.

Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter

Bellatrix Lestrange

In Harry Potter, Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) is a pure-blood Dark witch and she certainly dresses the part. After graduating from Hogwarts, she became a Death Eater and is fanatically devoted to Lord Voldemort. After breaking out of Azkaban, she murdered her cousin Sirius Black and her niece Nymphadora Tonks. To complete your Bellatrix look, follow this Bellatrix LeStrange makeup tutorial.

Gellert Grindelward from Fantastic Beasts 2

Gellert Grindelwald

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is a powerful and infamous dark wizard who causes mass chaos and terror around the world, seeking a new Wizarding World Order based on his belief in wizarding superiority. After Grindelwald escapes a prison transfer, Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein join forces with Albus Dumbledore to bring him in.

Newt Scamander

In the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newton Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) attended Hogwarts where he studied magical creatures, nearly getting expelled for an experiment before his transfiguration teacher, Albus Dumbledore, stepped in. After school, he is commissioned to travel the world and write about the magical creatures he encounters, leading to adventures in New York City with sisters Tina and Queenie Goldstein.

Severus Snape

In the Harry Potter series, Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) is a professor for the Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts. His sarcastic and cold demeanor masks a complex person with enigmatic personality, and it’s never clear where his true loyalties lie.