- "That’s Dorcas Meadowes, Voldemort killed her personally..."
- —Alastor Moody discussing Dorcas' death[src]
Dorcas was murdered by Lord Voldemort sometime in the second half of 1981, along with many members of the Order. In 1995, Mad-Eye Moody showed Harry Potter a group photo of the first Order of the Phoenix that included Dorcas.
The name "Dorcas" is derived from Greek δορκας (dorkas) meaning "gazelle".
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Appears in photographs)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game) (Mentioned only)
Behind the scenes
On Pottermore, an image of Dorcas has her being dark skinned; as her skin colour is not mentioned in the book it is unknown as to whether the image is correct as there are other errors on it - Alice Longbottom, for instance, is portrayed as being brown haired, when she was most likely blonde.