Author J.K. Rowling's wide wizarding world of Harry Potter is loaded with several intriguing characters. And we're not just talking about the marquee names. Rowling, a world-building maestro, imbued the series with nuanced attention to detail in building out minor characters, too, giving even random classmates and supplemental professors rich characterizations.
Whenever a Luna Lovegood spinoff series does get the green light, we'll all certainly be ready. In the meantime, vote up your favorite interesting factoids about some of the series's more underappreciated figures.
Long after completing her education and helping save the world while at Hogwarts, Harry Potter's eccentric Dumbledore's Army compatriot Luna Lovegood became a Magizoologist, per J.K. Rowling in a Bloomsbury.com chat. It's fitting, then, that Luna eventually married into the family of historic Magizoologist Newt Scamandar, hero of the continuing Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them prequel film series (and faux writer of the J.K. Rowling-penned book). Luna's eventual husband, Rolf Scamander, was himself a Magizoologist as well.Makes you love them even more?
Professor Filius Flitwick Was A Duelling Champ
The half-goblin Hogwarts Professor of Charms was among the top experts in his field internationally. But he also had a much cooler side hustle, as a high-level duelist, replete with a shelf full of trophies.Makes you love them even more?
Luna Lovegood Was A Realistic Portrait Artist
In Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, we discover that Luna Lovegood dabbled in portrait painting in her spare time, to the point where her home was covered in realistic portraits of her pals. The paintings were so life-like they almost appeared to be breathing.Makes you love them even more?
In Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, when High Inquisitor of Hogwarts Dolores Umbridge fired extant Divination educator Professor Trelawney, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore enlisted the help of centaur Firenze. Firenze's own colony viewed this as a major betrayal, and he was banished for years.Makes you love them even more?