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'''Amos Diggory''' was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who works in the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]] at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. He and his [[Cedric Diggory's mother|wife]] lost their son [[Cedric Diggory|Cedric]] in [[1995]], when he was murdered by [[Peter Pettigrew]] on [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s orders.
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{{Quote|This is Amos Diggory, everyone. Works for the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]].|[[Arthur Weasley]] introducing Amos to [[Weasley family|his kids]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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'''Amos Diggory'''<ref name="GoF21" /><ref name="GoF6" /><ref name="GoF9">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (''Chapter Nine - The Dark Mark'')</ref> was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who worked in the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]] in the [[British Ministry of Magic]].<ref name="GoF6" /> He and [[Cedric Diggory's mother|his wife]] lost their son [[Cedric Diggory|Cedric]] in [[June]] of [[1995]], when he was murdered by [[Peter Pettigrew]] on [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s orders.<ref name="GoF32">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (''Chapter Thirty-Two - Flesh, Blood and Bone'')</ref>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
The [[Diggory family]] lives either in or near to the village of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], near the [[Weasley family|Weasley]], [[Lovegood family|Lovegood]], and Fawcett families. In [[1994]], Amos and his family attended the [[Quidditch World Cup]]. After a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] riot broke out, a team of Wizards and Witches including Amos found the [[house-elf]] [[Winky]] lying beneath the [[Dark Mark]] and questioned her about what happened.
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The [[Diggory family]] lives either in or near to the village of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], near the [[Weasley family|Weasley]] and [[Fawcett family|Fawcett]] families.<ref name="GoF6" /> In [[1994]], Amos and his family attended the [[Quidditch World Cup]].<ref name="GoF6" /> After a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] riot broke out, a team of [[Wizardkind|witches and wizards]] including Amos found the [[house-elf]] [[Winky]] lying beneath the [[Dark Mark]] and questioned her about what happened.<ref name="GoF9" />
   
He performed [[Prior Incantato]] on the wand of Harry Potter to deduce who had used the [[Morsmordre]] spell. Later, he asked [[Arthur Weasley]] to help [[Alastor Moody]] out of trouble; unbeknownst to him, this was the day Moody was kidnapped by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]]. Amos simply thought it was another false alarm from the paranoid Moody and wanted to ensure that the former [[Auror]]'s new job at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] would not be jeopardized.
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He performed ''[[Prior Incantato]]'' on the [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]] of [[Harry Potter]] to deduce who had used the ''[[Morsmordre]]'' [[spell]].<ref name="GoF9" /> Later, he asked [[Arthur Weasley]] to help [[Alastor Moody]] out of trouble;<ref name="GoF11">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (''Chapter Eleven - Aboard the Hogwarts Express'')</ref> unbeknownst to him, this was the day Moody was kidnapped by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]].<ref name="GoF35">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (''Chapter Thirty-Five - Veritaserum'')</ref> Amos simply thought it was another false alarm from the paranoid Moody and wanted to ensure that the former [[Auror]]'s new job at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] would not be jeopardized.<ref name="GoF11" />
   
[[File:Amos diggory.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Amos travelling to the [[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]]]]
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[[File:Amos diggory.jpg|thumb|224x224px|left|Amos travelling to the [[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]]]]
   
That same year, Amos's son [[Cedric Diggory|Cedric]] was selected as Hogwarts' champion in the [[Triwizard Tournament]], something Amos was extremely proud of him for. However, [[Harry Potter]]'s name also came out of the [[Goblet of Fire]]. Many people erroneously believed that Harry intentionally tried to cheat Cedric and [[Hufflepuff]] house out of their deserved glory, as he was too young to be selected and received the most publicity. Amos was openly rude to Harry before the tournament's Third Task. This infuriated [[Molly Weasley]], with whom Amos almost had a public confrontation, but his [[Cedric Diggory's mother|wife]] restrained him.
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That same year, Amos's son [[Cedric Diggory|Cedric]] was selected as Hogwarts' champion in the [[Triwizard Tournament]], something Amos was extremely proud of him for.<ref name="GoF17">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (''Chapter Seventeen - The Four Champions'')</ref> However, [[Harry Potter]]'s name also came out of the [[Goblet of Fire]].<ref name="GoF17" /> Many people erroneously believed that Harry intentionally tried to cheat Cedric and [[Hufflepuff]] house out of their deserved glory, as he was too young to be selected and received the most publicity.<ref name="GoF17" /> Amos was openly rude to Harry before the tournament's Third Task.<ref name="GoF21" /> This infuriated [[Molly Weasley]], with whom Amos almost had a public confrontation, but his [[Cedric Diggory's mother|wife]] restrained him.<ref name="GoF21" />
   
Harry and Cedric considered themselves to be equally winners at the end of the tournament, thus they both touched the [[Triwizard Cup]], unwittingly taking a [[Portkey]] as part of the trap [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] set for Harry. Voldemort ordered his servant [[Peter Pettigrew]] to kill Cedric. Harry managed to escape the graveyard with Cedric's body, returning him to his devastated parents (Amos openly sobbed later while Harry explained what happened). Amos thanked Harry for returning Cedric's body, and assured him that they did not blame Harry for his death. Harry tried to give them the prize money that came with winning the tournament, but they refused it.
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Harry and Cedric considered themselves to be equally winners at the end of the tournament, thus they both touched the [[Triwizard Cup]], unwittingly taking a [[Portkey]] as part of the trap [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] set for Harry. Voldemort ordered his servant [[Peter Pettigrew]] to kill Cedric.<ref name="GoF32" /> Harry managed to escape the graveyard with Cedric's body, returning him to his devastated parents (Amos openly sobbed later while Harry explained what happened).<ref name="GoF37" /> Amos thanked Harry for returning Cedric's body, and assured him that they did not blame Harry for his death.<ref name="GoF37" /> Harry tried to give them the prize money that came with winning the tournament, but they refused it.<ref name="GoF37">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' (''Chapter Thirty-Seven - The Beginning'')</ref>
   
It is likely that when the Ministry tried to discredit Harry and Dumbledore, which involved saying Cedric died in an accident, Amos was against this. His fate after the incident and during the [[Second Wizarding War]] is unknown.
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==Physical appearance==
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Amos was described as being "tall"; he had a ruddy face and a scrubby brown beard.<ref name="GoF6" />
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
Amos was extremely proud of his son, Cedric, to the point of boasting about his accomplishments at every opportunity and giving one of Cedric's [[Quidditch]] competitors, the famous [[Harry Potter]], a hard time. Cedric, on the other hand, was quite modest, saying that he only won because Harry fell off his broom. Amos is quite emotional and often gets carried away with himself. Amos loved his son very deeply, and was devastated by his death. However, despite his dislike for Harry's superior popularity, Amos neither blamed nor held a grudge towards him, and was instead grateful to him for bringing back Cedric's corpse.
 
   
Amos also seems to have disrespect for non-human [[being]]s (or at least, [[House-elf|House-elves]]). But this is common in most of the wizards at the time. It was a long-standing tradition and social convention for House-elves to serve Wizardkind, thus Amos' attitude towards them was one shared by many.
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{{Quote|Always modest, our Ced, always the gentleman... but the best man won, I'm sure Harry'd say the same, wouldn't you, eh? One falls off his broom, one stays on, it doesn't take a genius to tell which one's the better flier!|Amos on [[Cedric Diggory|his son]]'s [[Broomstick|flying skills]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
==Behind the scenes==
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Amos was extremely proud of his son, Cedric, to the point of boasting about his accomplishments at every given opportunity.<ref name="GoF6" /> He became quite angry and disrespectful when Cedric wasn't even given a mention in the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' story about the [[Triwizard Tournament]] whereas [[Harry Potter|Harry]] got a whole page to himself, though this is understandable given that Cedric was meant to be the only [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] champion.<ref name="GoF21" />
[[File:AmosCedric.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Amos with his son Cedric]]
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*British actor [[Jeff Rawle]] portrayed Amos Diggory in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''. In contrast to Amos Diggory's boastful and impolite portrayal in the books, in the film, Diggory is represented as being quite friendly and amicable.
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Amos was quite genial and friendly when walking through the [[Ottery St. Catchpole forest|woods]] with the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]], [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Hermione Granger]].<ref name="GoF6" /> He was rather fatherly, but came off as somewhat standoffish and rude due to his loud voice and boastfulness of his son's accomplishments.<ref name="GoF6" />
*In the books, Amos has a scrubby brown beard. In the films, he is clean-shaven.
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He was also quite emotional, roaring with joy when discussing Cedric winning a [[Quidditch]] game<ref name="GoF6" /> and roaring with anger at [[Winky]] the [[house-elf]] when interrogating her.<ref name="GoF9" /> He sobbed openly when interviewed about his son's death, but at least did not blame Harry for it, and contrary, believed Harry's claim of Voldemort's return and thanked him for returning Cedric's body.<ref name="GoF37" />
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*Amos is from Hebrew and means "to be troubled." In the Bible, Amos was a prophet who tried to make the people understand that without morals and prayers, salvation would not come.
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"Amos" is one of the twelve minor prophets of the [[Wikipedia:Old Testament|Old Testament]]; it means "carried" in Hebrew.<ref name="BTN">[http://www.behindthename.com/name/amos Amos] on [http://www.behindthename.com/ Behind the Name]</ref>
*Diggory may be from digger, either (1) a person who digs or (2) a nickname for an Australian or New Zealand soldier. It also seems likely that the name comes from Digory Kirke, a character in C.S. Lewis's ''Narnia'' series, as J.K. Rowling has said they are some of her favourite books.
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==Behind the scenes==
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{{Quote|Parting of the ways, I think, old chap? See you at the match.|Amos Diggory's farewell to [[Arthur Weasley]] at the [[Quidditch World Cup]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
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[[File:AmosCedric.jpg|thumb|Amos with his son.]]
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*Amos' life during and after the [[Second Wizarding War]] is unknown.
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*He is portrayed by [[Jeff Rawle]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|fourth film]].<ref name="IMDB">[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0712575/ Jeff Rawle] at the Internet Movie Database</ref>
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*Rawle also provided the voice for a wizard in both video game instalments of the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|seventh book]].<ref name="IMDB" />
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*In the fourth film, Amos is depicted as being quieter and more amicable than his book counterpart is shown to be.
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*In the book he has a scrubby brown beard, whereas in the film he is clean-shaven and has grey hair.
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*Mr. Diggory wears glasses in the movie, whereas in the book it's never implied whether he wears glasses or not.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Amos Diggory}}
 
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[[File:Amos Diggory LEGO.png|thumb|215px|Amos as a [[LEGO Harry Potter|LEGO]] minifigure.]]
 
[[File:Amos Diggory LEGO.png|thumb|215px|Amos as a [[LEGO Harry Potter|LEGO]] minifigure.]]
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]] '' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
   
==Notes and References==
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Amos Diggory
Biographical information
Born

Prior to 1977[1]

Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood[2]

Marital status

Married[3]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male[4]

Height

Tall[4]

Hair colour

Brown[4]

Eye colour

Brown[5]

Skin colour

Ruddy[4]

Family information
Family members
Boggart

Lord Voldemort[6]

Affiliation
Occupation

Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures[4]

Loyalty
"This is Amos Diggory, everyone. Works for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures."
Arthur Weasley introducing Amos to his kids[src]

Amos Diggory[3][4][7] was a wizard who worked in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures in the British Ministry of Magic.[4] He and his wife lost their son Cedric in June of 1995, when he was murdered by Peter Pettigrew on Lord Voldemort's orders.[8]

BiographyEdit

The Diggory family lives either in or near to the village of Ottery St. Catchpole, near the Weasley and Fawcett families.[4] In 1994, Amos and his family attended the Quidditch World Cup.[4] After a Death Eater riot broke out, a team of witches and wizards including Amos found the house-elf Winky lying beneath the Dark Mark and questioned her about what happened.[7]

He performed Prior Incantato on the wand of Harry Potter to deduce who had used the Morsmordre spell.[7] Later, he asked Arthur Weasley to help Alastor Moody out of trouble;[9] unbeknownst to him, this was the day Moody was kidnapped by Barty Crouch Jr.[10] Amos simply thought it was another false alarm from the paranoid Moody and wanted to ensure that the former Auror's new job at Hogwarts would not be jeopardized.[9]

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Amos travelling to the 1994 Quidditch World Cup

That same year, Amos's son Cedric was selected as Hogwarts' champion in the Triwizard Tournament, something Amos was extremely proud of him for.[11] However, Harry Potter's name also came out of the Goblet of Fire.[11] Many people erroneously believed that Harry intentionally tried to cheat Cedric and Hufflepuff house out of their deserved glory, as he was too young to be selected and received the most publicity.[11] Amos was openly rude to Harry before the tournament's Third Task.[3] This infuriated Molly Weasley, with whom Amos almost had a public confrontation, but his wife restrained him.[3]

Harry and Cedric considered themselves to be equally winners at the end of the tournament, thus they both touched the Triwizard Cup, unwittingly taking a Portkey as part of the trap Lord Voldemort set for Harry. Voldemort ordered his servant Peter Pettigrew to kill Cedric.[8] Harry managed to escape the graveyard with Cedric's body, returning him to his devastated parents (Amos openly sobbed later while Harry explained what happened).[12] Amos thanked Harry for returning Cedric's body, and assured him that they did not blame Harry for his death.[12] Harry tried to give them the prize money that came with winning the tournament, but they refused it.[12]

Physical appearanceEdit

Amos was described as being "tall"; he had a ruddy face and a scrubby brown beard.[4]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Always modest, our Ced, always the gentleman... but the best man won, I'm sure Harry'd say the same, wouldn't you, eh? One falls off his broom, one stays on, it doesn't take a genius to tell which one's the better flier!"
—Amos on his son's flying skills[src]

Amos was extremely proud of his son, Cedric, to the point of boasting about his accomplishments at every given opportunity.[4] He became quite angry and disrespectful when Cedric wasn't even given a mention in the Daily Prophet story about the Triwizard Tournament whereas Harry got a whole page to himself, though this is understandable given that Cedric was meant to be the only Hogwarts champion.[3]

Amos was quite genial and friendly when walking through the woods with the Weasleys, Harry and Hermione Granger.[4] He was rather fatherly, but came off as somewhat standoffish and rude due to his loud voice and boastfulness of his son's accomplishments.[4]

He was also quite emotional, roaring with joy when discussing Cedric winning a Quidditch game[4] and roaring with anger at Winky the house-elf when interrogating her.[7] He sobbed openly when interviewed about his son's death, but at least did not blame Harry for it, and contrary, believed Harry's claim of Voldemort's return and thanked him for returning Cedric's body.[12]

EtymologyEdit

"Amos" is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament; it means "carried" in Hebrew.[13]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Parting of the ways, I think, old chap? See you at the match."
—Amos Diggory's farewell to Arthur Weasley at the Quidditch World Cup[src]
AmosCedric

Amos with his son.

  • Amos' life during and after the Second Wizarding War is unknown.
  • He is portrayed by Jeff Rawle in the fourth film.[14]
  • Rawle also provided the voice for a wizard in both video game instalments of the seventh book.[14]
  • In the fourth film, Amos is depicted as being quieter and more amicable than his book counterpart is shown to be.
  • In the book he has a scrubby brown beard, whereas in the film he is clean-shaven and has grey hair.
  • Mr. Diggory wears glasses in the movie, whereas in the book it's never implied whether he wears glasses or not.

AppearancesEdit

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Amos Diggory LEGO

Amos as a LEGO minifigure.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. As Amos was at least seventeen years old to be working in the Ministry, but he had a "scrubby" beard, he was older than seventeen years old.
  2. As he couldn't pronounce "policemen correctly, it is unlikely he grew up among Muggles.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Twenty-One - The Third Task)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Six - The Portkey)
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
  6. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Nine - The Dark Mark)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Thirty-Two - Flesh, Blood and Bone)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Eleven - Aboard the Hogwarts Express)
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Thirty-Five - Veritaserum)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Seventeen - The Four Champions)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Thirty-Seven - The Beginning)
  13. Amos on Behind the Name
  14. 14.0 14.1 Jeff Rawle at the Internet Movie Database


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