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"I was a fool!" [...] "I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a - a -"
— Percy apologising to the Weasley family

Percy Weasley was a character in the Harry Potter books.

Percy was a wizard and who was part of the Order of the Phoenix in the Second Wizarding War. He was the third child of Arthur and Molly Weasley, the younger brother of Bill and Charlie Weasley and the elder brother of Fred, George, Ron and Ginny Weasley.

He was self-important and grandiose. He was a high achiever at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, being Prefect and Head Boy. When he graduated, he worked for Barty Crouch Snr. and was Junior Assistant to Cornelius Fudge. He took Fudge's side and was unwilling to accept that Voldemort was back. He cut off the family for two years because they supported Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Percy eventually accepted he was wrong and joined the family at the Battle of Hogwarts. He fought and was grief-stricken when he saw Fred was killed.


Early life

Percy was the third child of Arthur and Molly Weasley. He had two elder brothers, Bill and Charlie, three younger brothers, Fred, George and Ron and a younger sister, Ginny. He was raised at The Burrow in Devon, where he was educated at home by Molly.

Percy adopted a pet rat named Scabbers at the end of the First Wizarding War, unaware it was Peter Pettigrew in Animagus form. He was raised by a kind and poor family who didn't think that pure-bloods were better than others.

Percy started Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in September 1987 and was placed in Gryffindor. He was very academic and a high achiever.

Philosopher's Stone

In 1991, Percy was a Prefect, which he was very proud of and kept telling everyone in the family about. He was given with a new pet, a screech owl so he gave Scabbers to Ron. Molly and Arthur purchased new robes too.[2]

In September, he went through the wall to the train first and immediately put robes and a Prefect badge on. He was hurrying to say goodbye, telling Molly he could not stay long because he needed to join everyone in the Prefect compartment. Fred and George started winding Percy up by mocking him and saying they had no idea he was a Prefect. Percy told them to shut up, saying goodbye to Molly.[2]

At the Sorting ceremony, Percy proudly shook Harry Potter's hand and then pompously said "well done" to Ron when he was sorted into the same House. He was telling Hermione Granger what subjects she'd be taught and informed Harry that even though Dumbledore sounded crazy, he was the "best wizard in the world". Percy took the first-years to their common room.[2]

When a troll was loose in the school, Percy took students back to the common room, calling for first-years and telling them he was a Prefect and they would not be in danger if they did what he said.[3] During the Christmas holidays, Percy, Fred, George and Ron stayed at the school. Mrs Weasley sent Percy a jumper which he wouldn't wear. He wanted to spend the holiday feast with Prefects, so Fred and George pointed out it was a "time for family". That evening, Fred and George took Percy's "Prefect" badge and he chased them around the room to get it back.[4]

Chamber of Secrets

In the summer of 1992, Percy was dating Penelope Clearwater in secret and spent a lot of the time sending letters to her. He very rarely ever joined the family for anything and he wouldn't let Ron borrow Hermes to send a letter to Harry because he wanted it for Penelope. During their shopping trip to Diagon Alley, he spent an hour on his own in a bookshop reading Prefects Who Gained Power.[5]

In September, Percy was one of the few people furious at Harry and Ron for taking the Ford Anglia to get to school. He was scowling and wanted to get near them to shout, but the crowd was celebrating it for being "brilliant" and he couldn't get close enough.[6] In October, Percy had to bully Ginny into taking the Pepperup Potion because he thought she looked peaky[7], not knowing it was actually because she was possessed by Tom Riddle's Diary.[8] Later, Percy bellowed at Fred and George when they used a Salamander to conduct an experiment in the common room and it spun round the room in sparks.[7]

Ginny was very upset when she Ron, Harry and Hermione were suspected of causing Mrs Norris's petrification because she thought they would be punished. Percy told her that they were innocent, but he later found Ron, Harry and Hermione at the scene the petrification searching for clues. He shouted at them for not thinking about how it looked, but Ron told him he was thinking about how Ron made him look in case it ruined a chance of being Head Boy. Percy took ten points from Ron for arguing.[9]

That Sunday, Percy saw Harry leaving the Hospital Wing and congratulated him for earning their House 50 points by catching the Golden Snitch. Harry asked if he had saw Ron and Percy gave a comment about how he hoped Ron was not in the girl's bathroom searching for clues again. Harry forced a laugh and left. Later, Percy saw Fred and George scaring Ginny by jumping at her and he shouted at them, saying he would send a letter home if they would not give it up.[10]

He was angry at Fred and George again when they kept joking about the school being scared of Harry, who everyone thought was the Heir of Slytherin. He shouted at Fred and George because they were marching down the corridor ahead of Harry telling everyone a Dark wizard was going through but Fred told Percy to get lost. Percy spent the holidays at Hogwarts because he thought it was duty to stay and support the teachers.[11]

Percy had began spending a lot of time patrolling the Dungeons causing Draco to think he wanted to catch Slytherin's Heir. He and Penelope were in the Dungeons one evening when Harry and Ron pretending to be Crabbe and Goyle, headed to the common room and saw him. Ron asked Percy what he was doing in the Dungeons and he told him that it was none of their business and he was a Prefect. Draco then joined and asked Percy the same thing and he told everyone they should show respect to a Prefect.[11]

In April, Percy was very upset when Penelope was Petrified and he looked pale and shocked.[12] Before it happened, Ginny had found Percy and Penelope kissing in a classroom and she was begged to keep their relationship a secret.[13] In May, Percy thought a pale Ginny was going to tell Harry and Ron and he interrupted her.[14] She was actually going to tell them about her involvement in the Chamber of Secrets.[13] She was later taken into the Chamber of Secrets and Percy sent Mr and Mrs Weasley an owl about it.[14]

Ginny later told her brothers and Harry about Percy and Penelope. Fred and George told Ginny they wouldn't say anything, but Harry could tell they would.[13]

Prisoner of Azkaban


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