First Wizarding War
During the First Wizarding War, Dorcas became a member of the Order of the Phoenix, an organisation led and founded by Albus Dumbledore, in order to oppose Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. She is presumed to have been a very powerful witch, as Alastor Moody made a point of saying that she was killed by Voldemort.
- "That’s Dorcas Meadowes, Voldemort killed her personally..."
- —Alastor Moody[src]
The name "Dorcas" is derived from Greek δορκας (dorkas) meaning "gazelle".
Behind the scenes
- A dark haired girl appeared in a picture on Horace Slughorn's photo desk of former Slug Club members in film adaption of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that resembled Dorcas. If this is indeed Dorcas Meadowes new information is revealed about her.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Picture only)