George Weasley

George Weasley
George Weasley
ActorOliver Phelps
BornApril 1, 1978
FamilyArthur Weasley (father)
Molly Weasley (mother)
Fred 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 (wife)
Fred Weasley II (son)
Roxanne Weasley (daughter)
AffiliationDumbledore's Army
Gryffindor Quidditch team (Beater)

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


[edit] Background

George Weasley, born on April 1st, 1978, is Fred Weasley's twin brother. Together they cause a lot of mayhem at home, at school, and just about anywhere. They love practical jokes just like their best friend Lee Jordan, but they are very loyal to Albus Dumbledore. George seemed to be the less cruel and more delicate out of the two. He is son of Arthur and Molly Weasley and lives at the Burrow with the rest of his family members.

George and Fred were both sorted into Gryffindor House. They joined Dumbledore's Army in their seventh and final year at Hogwarts and were Beaters for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. They dropped out of Hogwarts early their seventh year in style, having set off fireworks in the castle. Not too long after, they created their joke shop, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes on Diagon Alley. George's ear was cut off in the seventh book by Severus Snape, who accidentally hit him with his Sectrum Sempra spell. Later on at Bill and Fleur's wedding, Auntie Muriel tells George that his ear is lopsided, and George mutters 'old bat.' George married Angelina Johnson and had two children, a boy named Fred after his late uncle and a girl named Roxanne.

[edit] History

[edit] The Philosopher's Stone

George and the rest of the Weasleys were impatiently passing through King's Cross, their mother claiming it was "packed with Muggles, of course" in the sixth chapter. Right after their older brother Percy, the twins ran into the barrier. On the train, they met Harry Potter, intrigued by his lightning bolt scar. They hopped off the train to tell their mother and little sister, Ginny, who was persistent about going onto the train, too. George jokingly promised to send his little sister a Hogwarts toilet seat before getting back onto the Hogwarts Express.

Throughout the year, George pops up during Quidditch matches and while Harry, Hermione, and Ron are in the Gryffindor common room. The twins continue to tease Ron and Percy, as well, mostly teasing Percy about his new Prefect badge.

Fred and George are Beaters for the Gryffindor Quidditch team.

[edit] The Chamber of Secrets

The twins along with Ron used their father's flying Ford Anglia to rescue Harry from the Dursleys' house on 4 Privet Drive. They brought him back to the Burrow, where Mrs. Weasley welcomed Harry and Ginny ran away from him. The Weasleys used the Floo Network to travel to Diagon Alley for school supplies, bringing Harry along with them. Being Beaters for the Gryffindor Quidditch team, the twins looked out for Harry when a rogue Bludger was sent out into the field. Fred claimed that someone had been tampering with the rogue Bludger, and it turns out that Dobby was the one who put a charm on it to chase Harry around on the field.

While Ginny was under possession by Voldemort, George and Fred tried to comfort her when she cried and was upset. They also did not believe in the rumors that Harry was the Heir of Slytherin, and instead, they joked around about it whenever they were around Harry and other students. They continued to tease Percy, especially now that he had a girlfriend.

[edit] The Prisoner of Azkaban

The Weasleys went on vacation to Egypt before the school year began in the third book, and this year, George and Fred would be entering their fifth year at Hogwarts, which meant they would be taking their O.W.L.s. They also gave Harry the Marauder's Map, a map which showed the entire school grounds and where the people in it were. They had stolen the map from Filch's office, and the map was apparently made by Moony (Remus Lupin), Padfoot (Sirius Black), Prongs (James Potter), and Wormtail (Peter Pettigrew). The twins decided to give it away to Harry because they had already memorized all of the secret passageways, plus, Harry was left behind at the castle during a Hogsmeade visit.

[edit] The Goblet of Fire

Fred and George after attempting to put their names into the Goblet of Fire.

During the summer before the twins' sixth year at Hogwarts, the Weasleys and a few others, including Harry and Hermione, watched the Quidditch World Cup. In this match, Ireland and Bulgaria would be facing each other. The twins bet all of the money they had against Ludo Bagman that Bulgaria's Seeker, Viktor Krum, would catch the Golden Snitch, but Ireland would win the game. Loyal to the bet, Bagman paid up to the twins after the match ended and their prediction was correct. It turned out to be that the so-called Galleons they received from Bagman were actually leprechaun gold, gold that disappears after a while. Infuriated that Bagman cheated them, the twins planned to blackmail him via Hogwarts owls. When Harry, Hermione, and Ron walked in on them in the Owlery, discussing that blackmailing Bagman would be no good, the twins kept a secret about all of this. The trio was not told the truth until the end of the book.

George and Fred both consumed an Aging Potion in the hopes of trying to get past the Age Line spell before the Goblet of Fire. The potion, much to their happiness, had gotten them past the Age Line, but they were sent up and onto their backs and received white beards when they put their names into the Goblet. Dumbledore seemed more amused than angry with the twins about their beards, and escorted them to Madam Pomfrey. It is obvious that neither of them ended up as a champion for the Triwizard Tournament.

At the end of the year, Harry gave his Triwizard Tournament winnings (one thousand Galleons) to the twins. The twins were unsure at first, but Harry insisted. In the end, they accepted the money and planned to use it on more of their prank products and their future joke shop business.

[edit] The Order of the Phoenix

The twins would be entering their seventh and final year at Hogwarts in the fifth book, and therefore were going to take their N.E.W.T.S. Since they were of age, they learned how to Apparate, and Apparated and Disapparated inside of 12 Grimmauld Place, much to everyone's annoyance and surprise. They insisted that they were old enough to listen in on the Order's conversation with Harry. Umbridge took away the twins' as well as Harry's brooms and stripped them from their positions on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. George was extremely devastated by his father's injury, but seemed happy to know that he was in better health when the Weasleys, the Order, Harry, and Hermione visited Arthur at St. Mungo's Hospital.

When Dumbledore stepped down from his position as Headmaster, Umbridge took his place and became Headmistress. Deciding that there was no longer any reason to stay at Hogwarts for the rest of their seventh year, the twins rebelled for one last time. They set off fireworks they invented in the castle, rattling Filch and Umbridge alike. The professors seemed pleased to see that Umbridge was having difficulties. The twins used the Accio charm to take back their brooms, and they set off.

[edit] The Half-Blood Prince

Fred and George fulfilled their dreams of owning a joke shop.

At the beginning of the sixth book, Harry, Hermione, and Ron traveled to Diagon Alley for school supplies. They stopped by Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, where they saw Fred and George happily selling their products and fulfilling their dreams of owning a joke shop. It turns out that they had moved out of the Burrow and into a place above the shop. The twins allowed Harry to take anything he wanted from the shop for free, not forgetting that he had been the reason why the shop was up and running in the first place. Harry was reluctant, but did as they pleased.

[edit] The Deathly Hallows

George's ear was cut off by a Sectumsempra spell casted by Severus Snape over Little Whinging.

[edit] Battle of Hogwarts

George and Fred returned to Hogwarts to fight against the Death Eaters. Unfortunately, Fred was killed in an explosion caused by one of the Death Eaters, much to George's horror. George mourned over his brother, and named his son after his late twin.

[edit] Trivia

- One of the 12 Secret Keepers of the Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix

- After his twins death in the Battle of Hogwarts, JK stated that he would never be able to produce a patronus charm again, as all the happy memories included Fred

- The only time either him or Fred where injured is when they were seperated

[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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