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Bane was a centaur living as part of the Forbidden Forest Centaur colony.


Bane was a very intelligent centaur, who can read the stars and predict certain futures, and who despises and distrusts humans. He was physically described as being black haired and black bodied and wild looking, with a black beard.

He was against humans riding on Centaur's backs, and against intervening in fate. He was also against Firenze's decision to teach at Hogwarts.

Along with many other Centaurs, Bane did not believe in siding with humans, shown in 1992 when he called Firenze a "common mule", for allowing Harry Potter to ride on his back. 

During the Skirmish in the Forbidden Forest, he took special umbrage at the way Dolores Umbridge insulted his race.



Bane and Firenze foretold Harry Potter's future in 1992 by reading the stars; “Remember, Firenze, we are sworn not to set ourselves against the heavens. Have you not read what is to come in the movement of the planets?”.

1995-1996 School Year

Centaurs Take Dolores OotP
Bane was included in the centaur mobs that forced Harry, Hermione Granger, and Rubeus Hagrid out of the Forbidden Forest after they visited Grawp; he was also present when the centaurs attacked Dolores Umbridge, after Umbridge called them "filthy half-breeds".


He shouted at Umbridge's insults at them and shot an arrow above her head as a mocking threat, then lifted her from behind and dragged her off into the midst of the forest.

Battle of Hogwarts

During the Battle of Hogwarts, Bane and the other centaurs didn't join the battle. When it looked like Harry had sacrificed himself, Hagrid called him a coward. This shamed him and the other centaurs so much that they decided to join the battle, breaking through the Death Eater ranks into the Hall. It is likely that he witnessed the final battle between Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter.

In 2020, Bane speaks with Harry Potter in the Forbidden Forest while Harry and others are searching for his lost son Albus. According to Bane, after the Battle of Hogwarts, the land they were currently trespassing on was deemed centaur land. Bane warns Harry that he has seen a black cloud over his son, foreboding a threat that could endanger them all.


  • Divination - Like many centaurs, Bane possessed the ability to read the stars, planets, and other celestial bodies in order to predict the future.
  • Archery - Bane was seen to be very skilled at aiming his arrow at Dolores Umbridge so that it simply "grazed her mousy brown hair" to frighten her after she claimed that the Forest belonged to the Ministry of Magic.

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