Essential Seven Minor Hogwarts Students

Nigel from Harry Potter

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a huge institution filled with kids not prominently featured in the Harry Potter franchise. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and even Dracos all played a role in the story of the boy-who-lived defeating he-who-must not be named. What makes a character an essential minor Hogwarts student? Using both the films and books as canon, we sort out the minor versus the insignificant characters. I’m looking at you Nigel! At some point each of these characters had some sort of interaction with Harry, Ron, or Hermione. From dancing at the Yule Ball to playing Quidditch to snogging with the ginger wizard, here are the Essential Seven Minor Hogwarts Students.

7. Lee Jordon

Lee Jordon from Harry Potter

Lee Jordon is the color commentator for the House Quidditch games, and he is awful! He does do a decent job at play-by-play, but it’s what he adds to it. During Harry’s first game he advertises Firebolts to the crowd, speak badly of Slytherin, and complains about how Angelina Johnson won’t go out with him. I think I know why she won’t go out with you Lee! Stop being an asshole, and just call the game!

6. Padma and Parvati Patil

The Patil Twins from Harry Potter
I know Padma and Parvati are two individual young women, and I shouldn’t group them together as one. I agree with you except the sisters are always together! They never leave each other’s side. Padma and Parvati even go on a  double date with Ron and Harry at the Yule ball. The only time they are apart is when retire to their respective house common room. Padma was sorted into Ravenclaw while Parvati was placed into Gryffindor.


5. Vincent Crabbe & Gregory Goyle

Crabbe and Goyle from Harry Potter
Just like the Patil sisters, Crabbe and Goyle are also always together. Unlike the Parvati sisters, Crabbe and Goyle are not related. Sorted into the Slytherin House the two became Draco’s lackeys. Neither of them being very intelligent, it wasn’t hard for Ron and Harry to pretend to be them after drinking polyjuice potion. Eventually Crabbe and Goyle were separated when Crabbe’s Fiendfryre curse engulfed him in flames during the Battle for Hogwarts.

4. Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood from Harry Potter
When Professor McGonegal sees how amazing Harry is on his broom, she instantly adds Potter to the Gryffindor Quidditch team as their seeker. Oliver, the captain of the team, is tasked with teaching Harry all about Quidditch. Not much else is known about Oliver. He is obsessed with winning the Quidditch Cup. As such, Oliver is a bit of an asshole team captain. He rides the team hard with long practices, and constantly discussing Quidditch strategy. Think of him as that annoying Football fanatic friend of yours who proclaims to know everything about the sport.

3. Lavendar Brown

Lavendar Brown from Harry Potter
We first meet Lavendar as the first person sorted by the sorting hat (in the books). She is relatively a minor character until the Half Blood Prince when she helps us discover that Ron really loves Hermione. Lavendar becomes infatuated with the ginger wizard to the point that she becomes overwhelming. While snogging maybe fun for a little while, eventually Ron becomes annoyed with her. One thing is for sure Lavendar Brown loves her Ron Ron.

2. Cho Chang

Cho Chang from Harry Potter
Harry Potter’s first crush is the Ravenclaw seeker Cho Chang. He grows a disturbing infatuation with her, always staring at her.  When Harry asks her to go to the Yule ball, he gets tongue-tied and can’t get out the question. Cho turns hime down telling Harry that Cedric Diggory has already asked her. The following year Harry makes out with Cho after Cedric is out of the picture. Damn Harry, that was cold.


1) Cedric Diggory

Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter
Mr. Diggory is only in two of the books / movies, but he plays a major roll with Harry and his connection to The Dark Lord. As Harry’s main Hogwarts competitor in the Tri-Wizard tournament, Cedric is transported, along with Harry, to the graveyard where Voldermort is hiding out. Upon arrival he is instantly killed by Wormtail using Voldermort’s wand. During the duel with Voldermort, Harry gets help from Cedric and the spirit’s of the Dark Lord’s other recent victims. They distract Voldermort, providing Harry time to escape using the tri-wizard cup portkey. Cedric played by Robert Pattinson was a huge hit with female Potter fans. His popularity grew with his next role as the glittery vampire Edward Cullen.

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