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{{Dialogue a-b|Draco Malfoy|No one asked your opinion, you filthy little [[Mudblood]]!|Alicia Spinnet|HOW DARE YOU!|Alicia's reaction to Draco Malfoy insulting Hermione Granger|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Draco Malfoy|No one asked your opinion, you filthy little [[Mudblood]]!|Alicia Spinnet|HOW DARE YOU!|Alicia's reaction to Draco Malfoy insulting Hermione Granger|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
'''Alicia Spinnet''' was a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and a [[Gryffindor]] student at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1989]] to [[1996]]. She played as a reserve Chaser and later [[Chaser]] on the [[Gryffindor]] [[Quidditch]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|team]]. During her Hogwarts years, she became close friends with [[Hermione Granger]], [[Cho Chang]], [[Katie Bell]] and [[Angelina Johnson]]. In her seventh year, she joined [[Dumbledore's Army]], an organisation founded and led by [[Harry Potter]]. In [[1998]], she returned at Hogwarts in order to fight in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]]. Her life after the [[Second Wizarding War]] is unknown.
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'''Alicia Spinnet''' was a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and a [[Gryffindor]] student at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1989]] to [[1996]]. She played as a reserve Chaser and later [[Chaser]] on the [[Gryffindor]] [[Quidditch]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|team]]. During her Hogwarts years, she became close friends with [[Hermione Granger]], [[Cho Chang]], [[Katie Bell]] and [[Angelina Johnson]]. In her seventh year, she joined [[Dumbledore's Army]], an organisation taught and led by [[Harry Potter]]. In [[1998]], she returned at Hogwarts in order to fight in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]].
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It can be assumed that Alicia survived the final battle of the [[Second Wizarding War]] since she was not listed amongst the causalities. What she did in her later life is currently unknown.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
====Early years====
 
====Early years====
[[File:Katie bellalicia.PNG|thumb|left|240px|Angelina and Alicia playing Quidditch.]]
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[[File:Katie_bellalicia.PNG|thumb|left|215px|Angelina and Alicia playing Quidditch.]]
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Alicia Spinnet attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1989]] to [[1996]], and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. There, she became best friends with fellow Gryffindors [[Katie Bell]], [[Angelina Johnson]], [[Lee Jordan]], [[Oliver Wood]] and the twins [[Fred and George Weasley]] who all shared an interest in [[Quidditch]].
 
Alicia Spinnet attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1989]] to [[1996]], and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. There, she became best friends with fellow Gryffindors [[Katie Bell]], [[Angelina Johnson]], [[Lee Jordan]], [[Oliver Wood]] and the twins [[Fred and George Weasley]] who all shared an interest in [[Quidditch]].
   
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====Third year====
 
====Third year====
[[File:Angelinafredpotter.PNG|thumb|right|245px|Alicia, Fred and Harry before a Quidditch game.]]
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[[File:Angelinafredpotter.PNG|thumb|215px|Alicia, Fred and Harry before a Quidditch game.]]
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Alicia was only a reserve on the [[Gryffindor]] [[Quidditch]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|team]] until [[1991]], her third year, when she would become a Chaser. Alicia was most often the [[Chaser]] who attempts penalty shots for [[Gryffindor]] when the other team commits a foul. In 1991, a new [[Seeker]], [[Harry Potter]], joined the team. Alicia became friendly with Harry, too. The Gryffindor Quidditch team won two times during this year, but was defeated by Ravenclaw, costing them their chance at the title. However, the [[Gryffindor]] house would have had the most points by the end of the year, due to [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Neville Longbottom]].
 
Alicia was only a reserve on the [[Gryffindor]] [[Quidditch]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|team]] until [[1991]], her third year, when she would become a Chaser. Alicia was most often the [[Chaser]] who attempts penalty shots for [[Gryffindor]] when the other team commits a foul. In 1991, a new [[Seeker]], [[Harry Potter]], joined the team. Alicia became friendly with Harry, too. The Gryffindor Quidditch team won two times during this year, but was defeated by Ravenclaw, costing them their chance at the title. However, the [[Gryffindor]] house would have had the most points by the end of the year, due to [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Neville Longbottom]].
   
 
====Fourth year====
 
====Fourth year====
Alicia found prejudice based on [[blood purity]] extremely offensive, screaming "how dare you" when [[Draco Malfoy]] called [[Hermione Granger]] a "[[Mudblood]]" in [[1992]].<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref> The Quidditch matches were cancelled in [[1992]] due to the attacks on the [[muggle-born]] students by the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]].
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{{Quote|Oliver, this is mad, you can't let Harry deal with that thing on his own. Let's ask for an inquiry —|Alicia suggest they stop the game|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
{{Quote|Oliver, this is mad, you can't let Harry deal with that thing on his own. Let's ask for an inquiry-|Alicia suggest they stop the game|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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[[File:Alicia_roch.PNG|thumb|left|205px|Alicia in her Quidditch gear.]]
[[File:Alicia roch.PNG|thumb|left|250px|Alicia in her Quidditch gear.]]
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Alicia found prejudice based on [[blood purity]] extremely offensive, screaming "how dare you" when [[Draco Malfoy]] called [[Hermione Granger]] a "[[Mudblood]]" in [[1992]].<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref> The Quidditch matches were cancelled in [[1992]] due to the attacks on the [[muggle-born]] students by the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]].
   
 
However, the team had time to play against Slytherin; during the game, a charmed Bludger chased Harry in an unusual way. Alicia was afraid that the Bludger would kill Harry, and told Oliver Wood, the Captain, that they should ask to forfeit the match.
 
However, the team had time to play against Slytherin; during the game, a charmed Bludger chased Harry in an unusual way. Alicia was afraid that the Bludger would kill Harry, and told Oliver Wood, the Captain, that they should ask to forfeit the match.
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====Seventh year====
 
====Seventh year====
 
{{Quote|Andrew Kirke and Jack Sloper. Neither of them are brilliant, but compared to the rest of the idiots who turned up...|Alicia to Harry Potter regarding replacements.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote|Andrew Kirke and Jack Sloper. Neither of them are brilliant, but compared to the rest of the idiots who turned up...|Alicia to Harry Potter regarding replacements.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
[[File:Katalicejohn.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Alicia with Angelina and Katie.]]
 
   
During her seventh and final year Alicia would now be captained under [[Angelina Johnson]], who replaced Oliver Wood when he left. The team's first Quidditch practise doesn't go too well and results in Katie Bell suffering great blood loss. When [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor|High Inquisitor]] [[Dolores Umbridge]] inspected [[Filius Flitwick]] she asked Alicia how she thought he was as a [[professor|teacher]] and Alicia responded only positive comments. Disliking Umbridge, Alicia and her friends met up for the meeting at [[Hog's Head]] and would then join [[Dumbledore's Army]], an organisation founded by [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] and led by Harry, in order to teach [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] to the students, something that Umbridge did not.
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[[File:Katalicejohn.jpg|thumb|155px|Alicia with Angelina and Katie.]]During her seventh and final year Alicia would now be captained under [[Angelina Johnson]], who replaced Oliver Wood when he left. The team's first Quidditch practise doesn't go too well and results in Katie Bell suffering great blood loss. When [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor|High Inquisitor]] [[Dolores Umbridge]] inspected [[Filius Flitwick]] she asked Alicia how she thought he was as a [[professor|teacher]] and Alicia responded only positive comments. Disliking Umbridge, Alicia and her friends met up for the meeting at [[Hog's Head]] and would then join [[Dumbledore's Army]], an organisation founded by [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] and led by Harry, in order to teach [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] to the students, something that Umbridge did not.
   
 
Alicia attended as many meetings as she could make without being caught by Umbridge and risking being in detention as the meetings themselves were cutting into what little Quidditch practise she had and she couldn't afford to lose her spare time. At the last meeting before Christmas break, Alicia informed Harry that she and Angelina had found replacements for the team once they had left, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Andrew Kirke]] and [[Jack Sloper]], she remarks they are not good but will do.
 
Alicia attended as many meetings as she could make without being caught by Umbridge and risking being in detention as the meetings themselves were cutting into what little Quidditch practise she had and she couldn't afford to lose her spare time. At the last meeting before Christmas break, Alicia informed Harry that she and Angelina had found replacements for the team once they had left, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Andrew Kirke]] and [[Jack Sloper]], she remarks they are not good but will do.
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====Battle of Hogwarts====
 
====Battle of Hogwarts====
 
{{Quote|Kingsley and Lupin were looking up at him, as were Oliver Wood, Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet, Bill and Fleur, Mr and Mrs Weasley.|Arrival of past students and Order members.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|Kingsley and Lupin were looking up at him, as were Oliver Wood, Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet, Bill and Fleur, Mr and Mrs Weasley.|Arrival of past students and Order members.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Katie angelina alicia.PNG|thumb|left|240px|Katie, Angelina and Alicia at Hogwarts.]]
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[[File:Katie_angelina_alicia.PNG|thumb|left|220px|Katie, Angelina and Alicia at Hogwarts.]]
   
 
After graduating from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] it is unknown what Alicia went on to do, furthering her career in Quidditch is a possibility. But as the [[Second Wizarding War]] was at its height she carried her [[Dumbledore's Army coin]] around with her, and when the time came in [[1998]], [[Neville Longbottom]] summoned all past and present D.A. members to return to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] to join the forces in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] fighting against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]]. Alicia returned to Hogwarts with her friends, [[Oliver Wood]], [[Katie Bell]] and [[Angelina Johnson]] and Order of the Phoenix members they informed, [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]] .
 
After graduating from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] it is unknown what Alicia went on to do, furthering her career in Quidditch is a possibility. But as the [[Second Wizarding War]] was at its height she carried her [[Dumbledore's Army coin]] around with her, and when the time came in [[1998]], [[Neville Longbottom]] summoned all past and present D.A. members to return to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] to join the forces in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] fighting against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]]. Alicia returned to Hogwarts with her friends, [[Oliver Wood]], [[Katie Bell]] and [[Angelina Johnson]] and Order of the Phoenix members they informed, [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]] .
   
 
===Later life===
 
===Later life===
It is possible she survived the battle as she was not listed amongst the dead that Harry recognised. Her life after the war is unknown.
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It can be assumed that she survived the funal battle as she was not listed amongst the dead that Harry Potter recognised. If she survived the battle, her life after the war is unknown.
   
 
==Physical description==
 
==Physical description==
[[File:Alicia cheer.PNG|thumb|200px|right|Alicia's interest for Quidditch.]]
 
 
Alicia has dark skin, brown hair and brown eyes.
 
Alicia has dark skin, brown hair and brown eyes.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
 
Alicia is a good, friendly person who is very interested in [[Quidditch]]. She does also care about her friends, as she was afraid of [[Harry Potter]]'s life while a [[bludger]] was chasing him. Furthermore, she strongly dislikes those who have a [[pure-blood]] obsession, such as [[Draco Malfoy]], and believes that there are no differences between pure-bloods and muggle-borns, as she screamed to Malfoy ''"How dare you!"'', when he called [[Hermione Granger]] a ''"mudblood"''. She was also brave, as she was sorted at [[Gryffindor]] house, and was a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] in order to oppose [[Dolores Umbridge]]. Also, she fought at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in order to help defeat the Death Eaters and win the final battle.
 
Alicia is a good, friendly person who is very interested in [[Quidditch]]. She does also care about her friends, as she was afraid of [[Harry Potter]]'s life while a [[bludger]] was chasing him. Furthermore, she strongly dislikes those who have a [[pure-blood]] obsession, such as [[Draco Malfoy]], and believes that there are no differences between pure-bloods and muggle-borns, as she screamed to Malfoy ''"How dare you!"'', when he called [[Hermione Granger]] a ''"mudblood"''. She was also brave, as she was sorted at [[Gryffindor]] house, and was a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] in order to oppose [[Dolores Umbridge]]. Also, she fought at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in order to help defeat the Death Eaters and win the final battle.
[[File:Alicia fredgeorge.PNG|thumb|left|240px|Alicia playing Quidditch with Fred and George.]]
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[[File:Alicia_fredgeorge.PNG|thumb|220px|Alicia playing Quidditch with Fred and George.]]
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
*'''Quidditch:''' Alicia played the position of Chaser on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], indicating that she is a skilled [[Flying|flyer]] and Quidditch player. She often took the penalty shots for the team.
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{{Quote|We've got three superb [[Chasers]].|[[Oliver Wood]] talking about [[Angelina Johnson]], [[Katie Bell]], and Alicia|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
*'''Duellist:''' Alicia learned how to duel at the [[Duelling Club]] in her fourth year, and was taught duelling, both defensive and attacking spells at the meetings of [[Dumbledore's Army]] by Harry Potter.
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*'''[[Quidditch]]:''' Alicia played the position of Chaser on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], indicating that she is a skilled [[Flying|flyer]] and Quidditch player. She often took the penalty shots for the team.
*'''[[Charms (class)|Charms]]:''' Alicia was apparently good with Charms, as she took the subject on N.E.W.T. level.
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*'''[[Duelling|Duellist]]:''' Alicia learned how to duel at the [[Duelling Club]] in her fourth year. She was also taught both defensive and offensive spells by [[Harry Potter]], while attending meetings of [[Dumbledore's Army]].
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*'''[[Charms (class)|Charms]]:''' Alicia was apparently good with Charms, as she took the subject to [[N.E.W.T.]]-level.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Gryffindor Quidditch team===
 
===Gryffindor Quidditch team===
[[File:Q-team gryf....jpg|thumb|right|260px|The [[Gryffindor]] [[Quidditch]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|team]] in [[1991]].]]
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{{Quote|Oliver, this is mad, you can't let Harry deal with that thing on his own. Let's ask for an inquiry —|Alicia to [[Oliver Wood]] while a bludger is chasing [[Harry Potter]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
{{Quote|Oliver, this is mad, you can't let Harry deal with that thing on his own. Let's ask for an inquiry-|Alicia to [[Oliver Wood]] while a bludger is chasing [[Harry Potter]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
   
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[[File:Q-team_gryf....jpg|thumb|left|235px|The [[Gryffindor]] [[Quidditch]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|team]] in [[1991]].]]
 
Alicia was a member of the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], during her years at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. There, she became best friends with fellow members [[Angelina Johnson]], with whom she possibly shared a dormitory, and [[Katie Bell]], who was a year younger than her. Alicia, Angelina and Katie were also the only girls at the team.
 
Alicia was a member of the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], during her years at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. There, she became best friends with fellow members [[Angelina Johnson]], with whom she possibly shared a dormitory, and [[Katie Bell]], who was a year younger than her. Alicia, Angelina and Katie were also the only girls at the team.
   
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===Dumbledore's Army===
 
===Dumbledore's Army===
[[File:Dumbledore's Army.jpg|thumb|220px|left|[[Dumbledore's Army]].]]
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[[File:Dumbledore's_Army.jpg|thumb|230px|[[Dumbledore's Army]].]]
 
Alicia became a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] in her [[seven]]th year. It was an organisation founded by [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] and led by Harry, in order to teach the members [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], something that professor [[Dolores Umbridge]] did not. Furthermore, they wanted to oppose Umbridge. Alicia was rather friendly with the most of them.
 
Alicia became a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] in her [[seven]]th year. It was an organisation founded by [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] and led by Harry, in order to teach the members [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], something that professor [[Dolores Umbridge]] did not. Furthermore, they wanted to oppose Umbridge. Alicia was rather friendly with the most of them.
   
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Alicia Spinnet was portrayed by [[Leilah Sutherland]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' and was later replaced by actress [[Rochelle Douglas]] for ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]] ''for unknown reasons. An uncredited actress plays Alicia in ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' where she is seen briefly in the [[Hospital wing]] with Angelina Johnson and Katie Bell. Alicia is also portrayed by two other unknown, uncredited actresses, both white. So Alicia Spinnet's true race is unknown.
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*Alicia Spinnet was portrayed by [[Leilah Sutherland]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' and was later replaced by actress [[Rochelle Douglas]] for ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]] ''for unknown reasons. An uncredited actress plays Alicia in ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' where she is seen briefly in the [[Hospital wing]] with Angelina Johnson and Katie Bell. Alicia is also portrayed by two other unknown, uncredited actresses, both white. So Alicia Spinnet's true race is unknown.
 
*None of the actresses who previously portrayed Alicia have been asked to reprise the role for any of the other [[Harry Potter films|films]], nor have any new ones been recast. She did not appear in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] scene in the ''Deathly Hallows'' film.
 
*None of the actresses who previously portrayed Alicia have been asked to reprise the role for any of the other [[Harry Potter films|films]], nor have any new ones been recast. She did not appear in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] scene in the ''Deathly Hallows'' film.
 
*Out of the three Chasers who played for Gryffindor during Harry's first five years at Hogwarts, Alicia is the only one to not be injured during a Quidditch match in any of the films (Angelina crashed into the stands in ''Philosopher's Stone'' and Katie's broom caught fire in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''). She is also the only member of the original Gryffindor team to never have a speaking role in any of the films.
 
*Out of the three Chasers who played for Gryffindor during Harry's first five years at Hogwarts, Alicia is the only one to not be injured during a Quidditch match in any of the films (Angelina crashed into the stands in ''Philosopher's Stone'' and Katie's broom caught fire in ''Prisoner of Azkaban''). She is also the only member of the original Gryffindor team to never have a speaking role in any of the films.
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Alicia Spinnet}}
 
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[[File:Legoaliciaspinnet.jpg|thumb|Alicia Spinnet in Lego.]]
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[[File:Legoaliciaspinnet.jpg|thumb|200px|Alicia Spinnet in LEGO form.]]
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
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AliciaSpinnet
Alicia Spinnet
Biographical information
Born

c. 1977-1978, Great Britain[1]

Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood (possibly)[2]

Title(s)

Chaser

Signature

Alicia Spinnet sig

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Brown

Skin colour

Brown

Boggart

Lord Voldemort[3]

Affiliation
House

Gryffindor

Loyalty
Draco Malfoy: "No one asked your opinion, you filthy little Mudblood!"
Alicia Spinnet: "HOW DARE YOU!"
— Alicia's reaction to Draco Malfoy insulting Hermione Granger[src]

Alicia Spinnet was a witch and a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1989 to 1996. She played as a reserve Chaser and later Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. During her Hogwarts years, she became close friends with Hermione Granger, Cho Chang, Katie Bell and Angelina Johnson. In her seventh year, she joined Dumbledore's Army, an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter. In 1998, she returned at Hogwarts in order to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.

It can be assumed that Alicia survived the final battle of the Second Wizarding War since she was not listed amongst the causalities. What she did in her later life is currently unknown.

BiographyEdit

Education at HogwartsEdit

Early yearsEdit

Katie bellalicia

Angelina and Alicia playing Quidditch.

Alicia Spinnet attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1989 to 1996, and was sorted into Gryffindor house. There, she became best friends with fellow Gryffindors Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson, Lee Jordan, Oliver Wood and the twins Fred and George Weasley who all shared an interest in Quidditch.

Alicia tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team and made reserve position; according to a comment by Lee Jordan, she was a good pick by Oliver, meaning she had an impressive skill at Quidditch but still only made reserve.

Third yearEdit

Angelinafredpotter

Alicia, Fred and Harry before a Quidditch game.

Alicia was only a reserve on the Gryffindor Quidditch team until 1991, her third year, when she would become a Chaser. Alicia was most often the Chaser who attempts penalty shots for Gryffindor when the other team commits a foul. In 1991, a new Seeker, Harry Potter, joined the team. Alicia became friendly with Harry, too. The Gryffindor Quidditch team won two times during this year, but was defeated by Ravenclaw, costing them their chance at the title. However, the Gryffindor house would have had the most points by the end of the year, due to Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Neville Longbottom.

Fourth yearEdit

"Oliver, this is mad, you can't let Harry deal with that thing on his own. Let's ask for an inquiry —"
—Alicia suggest they stop the game[src]
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Alicia in her Quidditch gear.

Alicia found prejudice based on blood purity extremely offensive, screaming "how dare you" when Draco Malfoy called Hermione Granger a "Mudblood" in 1992.[4] The Quidditch matches were cancelled in 1992 due to the attacks on the muggle-born students by the Basilisk.

However, the team had time to play against Slytherin; during the game, a charmed Bludger chased Harry in an unusual way. Alicia was afraid that the Bludger would kill Harry, and told Oliver Wood, the Captain, that they should ask to forfeit the match.

During this year, she also was a member of the Duelling Club and she attended the first meeting with Katie and Angelina. At the Duelling Club, the three of them fought for Gilderoy Lockhart's cloak that he tossed into the crowd before duelling with Snape.

Fifth yearEdit

In her fifth year, this was the first time that the Gryffindor Quidditch team had won the cup, since Charles Weasley played as a Seeker. This was also the last time that Oliver Wood captained the team.

Sixth yearEdit

During her sixth year, the Quidditch matches were cancelled again, due to the Triwizard Tournament. Despite being in the sixth year, it is unknown whether Alicia was old enough to enter her name into the Goblet of Fire. However, the year ended with the death of champion Cedric Diggory and the return of Lord Voldemort.

Seventh yearEdit

"Andrew Kirke and Jack Sloper. Neither of them are brilliant, but compared to the rest of the idiots who turned up..."
—Alicia to Harry Potter regarding replacements.[src]
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Alicia with Angelina and Katie.

During her seventh and final year Alicia would now be captained under Angelina Johnson, who replaced Oliver Wood when he left. The team's first Quidditch practise doesn't go too well and results in Katie Bell suffering great blood loss. When High Inquisitor Dolores Umbridge inspected Filius Flitwick she asked Alicia how she thought he was as a teacher and Alicia responded only positive comments. Disliking Umbridge, Alicia and her friends met up for the meeting at Hog's Head and would then join Dumbledore's Army, an organisation founded by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and led by Harry, in order to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts to the students, something that Umbridge did not.

Alicia attended as many meetings as she could make without being caught by Umbridge and risking being in detention as the meetings themselves were cutting into what little Quidditch practise she had and she couldn't afford to lose her spare time. At the last meeting before Christmas break, Alicia informed Harry that she and Angelina had found replacements for the team once they had left, Ginny Weasley, Andrew Kirke and Jack Sloper, she remarks they are not good but will do.

After HogwartsEdit

Battle of HogwartsEdit

"Kingsley and Lupin were looking up at him, as were Oliver Wood, Katie Bell, Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet, Bill and Fleur, Mr and Mrs Weasley."
—Arrival of past students and Order members.[src]
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Katie, Angelina and Alicia at Hogwarts.

After graduating from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry it is unknown what Alicia went on to do, furthering her career in Quidditch is a possibility. But as the Second Wizarding War was at its height she carried her Dumbledore's Army coin around with her, and when the time came in 1998, Neville Longbottom summoned all past and present D.A. members to return to Hogwarts to join the forces in the Battle of Hogwarts fighting against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Alicia returned to Hogwarts with her friends, Oliver Wood, Katie Bell and Angelina Johnson and Order of the Phoenix members they informed, Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour .

Later lifeEdit

It can be assumed that she survived the funal battle as she was not listed amongst the dead that Harry Potter recognised. If she survived the battle, her life after the war is unknown.

Physical descriptionEdit

Alicia has dark skin, brown hair and brown eyes.

Personality and traitsEdit

Alicia is a good, friendly person who is very interested in Quidditch. She does also care about her friends, as she was afraid of Harry Potter's life while a bludger was chasing him. Furthermore, she strongly dislikes those who have a pure-blood obsession, such as Draco Malfoy, and believes that there are no differences between pure-bloods and muggle-borns, as she screamed to Malfoy "How dare you!", when he called Hermione Granger a "mudblood". She was also brave, as she was sorted at Gryffindor house, and was a member of Dumbledore's Army in order to oppose Dolores Umbridge. Also, she fought at the Battle of Hogwarts in order to help defeat the Death Eaters and win the final battle.

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Alicia playing Quidditch with Fred and George.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

"We've got three superb Chasers."
Oliver Wood talking about Angelina Johnson, Katie Bell, and Alicia[src]

RelationshipsEdit

Gryffindor Quidditch teamEdit

"Oliver, this is mad, you can't let Harry deal with that thing on his own. Let's ask for an inquiry —"
—Alicia to Oliver Wood while a bludger is chasing Harry Potter.[src]
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The Gryffindor Quidditch team in 1991.

Alicia was a member of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, during her years at Hogwarts. There, she became best friends with fellow members Angelina Johnson, with whom she possibly shared a dormitory, and Katie Bell, who was a year younger than her. Alicia, Angelina and Katie were also the only girls at the team.

She was also a good friend of the twins Fred and George Weasley. Fred and George liked doing pranks and teasing the others, but defended their friends. When Fred and George were kicked off from the team by Dolores Umbridge, Alicia was very angry with them, as their loss at the team would cost them the Quidditch cup.

Another friend of hers was Lee Jordan. Although he wasn't a member of the team, he was the Quidditch matches commentator, and strongly supported the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Lee liked doing pranks, too.

Alicia was also a close friend of Oliver Wood, the Captain of the team. However, they argued several times, as in 1992; Alicia shouted at Oliver, when he wanted Harry to keep on playing, while a bludger was chasing him. Oliver had been very proud of the team by the end of the year; the year that they eventually won the Quidditch cup.

Other members of the team were Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. Harry, the Seeker, was extremely good, but Ron had a lack of confidence, due to the Slytherins making fun of him. Eventually, Ron was proved to be very good, as the members of the team, including Alicia, supported him and advised him not to be bothered by the Slytherins.

Alicia seemed to care about Harry, as he was her friend, and she thought he shouldn't keep on playing in 1992, while a bludger was chasing him. She also went as far as to kiss Harry after he won them a match against Ravenclaw (along with Angelina and Katie). Alicia also became a member of Dumbledore's Army, in order to be taught Defence Against the Dark Arts by Harry, and she later fought at the Battle of Hogwarts, alongside Harry and the other members of the team.

Dumbledore's ArmyEdit

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Dumbledore's Army.

Alicia became a member of Dumbledore's Army in her seventh year. It was an organisation founded by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and led by Harry, in order to teach the members Defence Against the Dark Arts, something that professor Dolores Umbridge did not. Furthermore, they wanted to oppose Umbridge. Alicia was rather friendly with the most of them.

She appeared to be a close friend of Hermione Granger, a Gryffindor girl two years younger than her. Alicia defended Hermione when Draco Malfoy insulted her. When Malfoy called Hermione a “mudblood”, Alicia screamed “HOW DARE YOU!” to Malfoy. Alicia and Hermione fought together at the Battle of Hogwarts.

Alicia may have been friendly with fellow Gryffindors Neville Longbottom, Seamus Finnigan, Dean Thomas, Lavender Brown, Parvati Patil, Colin and Dennis Creevey. Other members of the army were Justin Finch-Fletchley, Susan Bones, Terry Boot, Anthony Goldstein, Michael Corner, Zacharias Smith, Ernie Macmillan, Hannah Abbott, Cho Chang, Padma Patil, Marietta Edgecombe and Luna Lovegood. Alicia possibly disliked Marietta Edgecombe, who betrayed the army to Umbridge, and Zacharias Smith, who abandoned the army during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Alicia Spinnet was portrayed by Leilah Sutherland in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and was later replaced by actress Rochelle Douglas for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for unknown reasons. An uncredited actress plays Alicia in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where she is seen briefly in the Hospital wing with Angelina Johnson and Katie Bell. Alicia is also portrayed by two other unknown, uncredited actresses, both white. So Alicia Spinnet's true race is unknown.
  • None of the actresses who previously portrayed Alicia have been asked to reprise the role for any of the other films, nor have any new ones been recast. She did not appear in the Battle of Hogwarts scene in the Deathly Hallows film.
  • Out of the three Chasers who played for Gryffindor during Harry's first five years at Hogwarts, Alicia is the only one to not be injured during a Quidditch match in any of the films (Angelina crashed into the stands in Philosopher's Stone and Katie's broom caught fire in Prisoner of Azkaban). She is also the only member of the original Gryffindor team to never have a speaking role in any of the films.

EtymologyEdit

Alicia is related to Alice and ultimately the German Adalheid, meaning "noble type (of person) also kind and beauty." The last name really exists and is often spelled Spinnett. A spinet a small upright piano. Alicia's name also may be a variation of spinner or spinney, a small grove of trees.

AppearancesEdit

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Alicia Spinnet in LEGO form.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. As Alicia wasn't imprisoned in Azkaban by the Muggle-Born Registration Commission in 1998, it is likely that she wasn't muggle-born.
  3. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  5. Although Alicia is never identified, the complete Gryffindor Quidditch tam appeared in the game adaptation.
Dumbledore's Army
Ravenclawcrest Gryffindorcrest Hufflepuffcrest
Founders:
Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Ronald Weasley
Leaders:
Harry Potter | Neville Longbottom | Luna Lovegood | Ginny Weasley
Gryffindors:
Katie Bell | Lavender Brown | Colin Creevey | Dennis Creevey | Seamus Finnigan | Angelina Johnson | Lee Jordan | Parvati Patil | Alicia Spinnet | Dean Thomas | Fred Weasley | George Weasley | Nigel Wolpert
Ravenclaws:
Terry Boot | Cho Chang | Michael Corner | Marietta Edgecombe | Anthony Goldstein | Padma Patil
Hufflepuffs:
Hannah Abbott | Susan Bones | Justin Finch-Fletchley | Ernie Macmillan | Zacharias Smith | Unidentified Hufflepuff girl
Unspecified:
Luca Caruso | Alice Tolipan

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