Fred Weasley

Fred Weasley
Fred Weasley
ActorJames Phelps
BornApril 1, 1978
DiedMay 2, 1998
FamilyArthur Weasley (father)
Molly Weasley (mother)
George Weasley (twin brother)
Ginny Weasley (younger sister)
Ron Weasley (younger brother)
Percy Weasley (older brother)
Charlie Weasley (older brother)
Bill Weasley (older brother)
Angelina Johnson (sister-in-law)
Fred Weasley II (nephew)
Roxanne Weasley (niece)
Fleur Delacour (Sister-in law)
AffiliationDumbledore's Army
Gryffindor Quidditch team (Beater)

Fred Weasley is a fictional character from the Harry Potter Universe.


[edit] Background

Fred was born on April 1st, 1978 and died during the Battle of Hogwarts, presumably from an explosion from Augustus Rookwood, on May 2nd, 1998. He is son of Molly and Arthur Weasley and twin brother of George Weasley. He and George were particularly close to little sister, Ginny and often teased Ron. They also are fond of their big brothers Bill Weasley and Charlie Weasley, but do not see them as often due to their lines of work. They are not very fond of Percy, as he leaves the family to work for the ministry, and upsets Molly and Arthur.

Fred and George and particularly known at Hogwarts, for their constant mayhem and pranks. They were both sorted into the Gryffindor House. At school, they are sometimes found selling magical prank products in the Gryffindor common room, much to Hermione's displeasure and annoyance. During his time at Hogwarts, Fred was Beater for the Gryffindor Quidditch team along with his brother, and also eventually a member of Dumbledore's Army. Before finishing his whole seven years, he and George left Hogwarts early their seventh year to follow their dreams of creating a joke shop on Diagon Alley in which they named Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. They received the money necessary for all of their products and their joke shop from Harry Potter, who gave them his winnings from the Triwizard Tournament. In the seventh book, Fred was part of the anti-Voldemort radio program called Potterwatch, in which his codename was Rapier.

[edit] History

[edit] The Philosopher's Stone

Fred was first introduced in the sixth chapter "The Journey From Platform Nine and Three-Quarters" when he and the rest of the Weasleys were hurrying past crowds of Muggles at King's Cross. First before any of the other Weasleys, Fred and George entered the barrier to get onto the platform. They briefly stopped into Harry Potter's compartment on the Hogwarts train, not knowing that it was actually the Harry Potter, "the boy who lived." Before hopping onto the train, their younger and only sister Ginny began to weep, and before taking off, George jokingly promised to send her a Hogwarts toilet seat.

He did not play a very important role in the first book, and was mostly mentioned during Quidditch games and Christmas break.

[edit] The Chamber of Secrets

At the beginning of The Chamber of Secrets, Fred, George, and Ron stole their father's flying car and flew it over to 4 Privet Drive. There, they successfully broke off the bars from Harry's bedroom window and helped him to their house, where Mrs. Weasley yelled at her sons but happily welcomed Harry. When people began to start rumors about Harry being the Heir of Slytherin, Fred and George joked around about it, which probably means that they didn't believe in the rumors. As always, Fred continued to be his usual mischievous self throughout the book. He continued to tease Percy and Ron, Percy more because of his new girlfriend. Whenever Ginny was upset, Fred and George comforted her, displaying how close they were to their younger sister.

Fred and George Weasley

[edit] The Prisoner of Azkaban

During the summer before Fred's fifth year, the Weasleys went on vacation to Egypt. He and George gave their Marauder's Map to Harry, who was left behind during a Hogsmeade visit because his permission slip was not signed.

[edit] The Goblet of Fire

Before Fred and George's sixth year, the Weasleys, Harry, Hermione, and many others went to the Quidditch World Cup in which Ireland and Bulgaria were matched against each other. They bet against Ludo Bagman that Ireland would win, but Viktor Krum, Seeker of Bulgaria, would catch the Golden Snitch. They won the bet, surprisingly, and Bagman paid them as promised. Throughout most of the book, they did not tell Harry, Hermione, or Ron that they were attempting to blackmail Bagman because he paid them in leprechaun gold, which disappears.

Fred and George each drank an Aging Potion before placing their names into the Goblet of Fire, hoping to bypass the age limit. The potion got them past the age line cleverly made by Albus Dumbledore, but once they dropped their names in, they received long, white beards. Even Dumbledore seemed amused by their mighty fine beards and helped them to the Hospital Wing.

Throughout the year, they began testing and selling some of their products, such as Canary Creams. Fred also asked Angelina Johnson to the Yule Ball. At the end of the year, Harry decisively gave away his Triwizard Tournament winnings, which was one thousand Galleons, to the twins, much to their happiness, who would use it for their planned joke shop and other prank products.

[edit] The Order of the Phoenix

Having been in their seventh year and of age, Fred and George learned how to Apparate and constantly Apparated in Sirius's house, frightening, surprising, and eventually irritating everyone when they did so. They listened in on the Order of the Phoenix's meetings using their Extendable Ears. Claiming that they were old enough, they pleaded with their mother to stay in the room while she and the rest of the Order explained to Harry what was going on.

Fred and George rebel for the last time.

They continued to sell their products, which extremely irritated Hermione, who, as a Prefect, threatened them with punishments. Fred, George, and Harry were booted off the Quidditch teams after stirring up a fight on the field, and their brooms were also stripped from them and kept in Umbridge's office. Sometime that year, the twins also joined Dumbledore's Army. Although they are usually happy and up to no good, the twins were greatly upset with their father's injury by Voldemort's snake, Nagini. They seemed to be back to their normal selves, when the Weasleys, the Order, Harry, and Hermione visited Arthur at St. Mungo's.

After Dumbledore ran away from the castle and his position as Headmaster was replaced by Dolores Umbridge, Fred and George decided to create one last, memorable rebellion in which they set off fireworks in the castle, destroyed the Educational Decrees, and caused all mayhem for Umbridge. Afterward, they both claimed their brooms back using the Accio charm and set off out of the castle, officially dropping out of Hogwarts to create their joke shop on Diagon Alley.

[edit] The Half-Blood Prince

At the beginning of the sixth book, Harry, Hermione, and Ron visit Diagon Alley and meet up with Fred and George at their new joke shop, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. Not forgetting that Harry had given them the money that gave them the start of their success, they let him take anything he wanted in the shop free, without charge. Harry protested, but in the end, he caved in. It also seems that at first, Arthur and Molly were very skeptical about the twins wanting to start their own joke shop business, but when the business rocketed, they were very pleased and proud of their two sons.

[edit] The Deathly Hallows

[edit] Battle of Hogwarts

Fred and George both returned to Hogwarts to fight at the Battle of Hogwarts. During this battle, Percy returned to the Weasleys' aid and began to assist fighting. Fred seemed pleased and laughed when Percy said to the minister that he was no longer part of the Ministry. Fred was killed from the debris of an explosion most likely caused by Death Eater, Augustus Rookwood, that's how the Weasley twins were separated.

[edit] Appearances

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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