Hold onto your witch’s hat, here’s everything we’ve learned about the characters of the Potterverse since the end of the Second Wizarding War and Harry’s triumph over Voldemort.
As everyone knows, Harry Potter married and had three children with Ginny Weasley after the war. What wasn’t written in the books was that Harry entered the Auror program and became Head Auror in 2007 at the tender age of 26. Harry occasionally returns to Hogwarts to guest lecture in Defense Against the Dark Arts.
Hermione Granger was the only member of the Golden Trio to return to Hogwarts and finish her education. She later became employed by the Ministry of Magic and continued her cause for the better treatment of house-elves. She was then promoted to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and eventually married and had two children with Ron Weasely. Hermione is also the godmother of two of Harry’s children, his eldest son, James Sirius, and only daughter, Lily Luna.
Ron Weasley joined Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom as an Auror after the war, at the invitation of Kingsley Shacklebolt, the Minister of Magic. Their initial work involved tracking down and capturing escaped Death Eaters. Eventually, Ron left the Aurors to work with his brother George at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and married Hermione Granger. He and Hermione’s children are named Rose and Hugo. Ron is godfather to James Sirius Potter.
Ginny Weasley became a professional Quidditch player for the Holyhead Harpies. After retiring from the Harpies, she became the senior Quidditch correspondent for the Daily Prophet. She and Harry married in the early 2000s. Their eldest son, James Sirius, was sorted into Gryffindor last September.
Neville Longbottom briefly joined Ron and Harry as an Auror after the Second Wizarding War. He moved on to serve as the Herbology Professor at Hogwarts once Pomona Sprout retired. Neville married Hannah Abbot.
Luna Lovegood graduated from Hogwarts and became a Magizoologist. She married Rolf Scamander and had twins, Lorcan and Lysander. The Potter’s only daughter, Lily Luna, was partially named after her.
Headmistress Minerva McGonagall
Minerva McGonagall survived the Second Wizarding War and continued as Headmistress of Hogwarts for at least a decade. She retired sometime in the late 2000s or 2010s. Prior to the war, Minerva had an interesting life, including a short marriage and a brief stint at the Ministry of Magic. More on her life can be found here.
Professor Pomona Sprout fought bravely at the Battle of Hogwarts and survived the Second Wizarding War. She retired from her position as Herbology Professor of Hogwarts by 2014 and was succeeded by Neville Longbottom.
Kingsley Shacklebolt was appointed acting Minister of Magic after the war, a position which eventually was officially confirmed. He, along with the Golden Trio, worked hard and eventually changed purebred bias and overturned corruption in the Ministry. More information on his early years can be found here.
Draco Malfoy and his family defected to the light side during the Second Wizarding War, which allowed them to avoid Azkaban and extensive punishment. Draco eventually married Astoria Greengrass and had one son, Scorpius Hyperion. Nothing is currently known about Draco’s career, but information about his early life has been revealed and can be found here.
Little information has been revealed about the Dursley’s since the realease of HP7, but it is known that Dudley Dursley eventually married a woman and had two children. It is believed that he and Harry had a better relationship as adults and that Harry may still be in contact with Dudley as well as Vernon and Petunia.
Sadly, several members of the wizarding world passed before or as a result of the Wizarding Wars. Luckily, their lives have been immortalized on the internet so that all fans can learn of their history. Here are links to the lives of Severus Snape, Tom Riddle Sr., Peter Pettigrew, Barty Crouch Sr., Rufus Scrimgeour, Bellatrix Lestrange, Cornelius Fudge, Alastair Moody, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Sirius Black, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort.
J.K. Rowling has also written several companion books that expand our knowledge of the Potterverse, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and the Harry Potter Prequel.
Rowling also updates information pertaining to the Potterverse on the official HP site, Pottermore. She also regularly tweets about the characters and verse and is giving us a new movie inspired by her book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie will be released November 18, 2016.
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