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|born=[[25 September]],<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref> in or prior to [[1919]]<ref name="yearage">Ollivander was born on 25th September, this means that, to be of age in 1938 to sell Tom Riddle a wand in July 1938, he needed to have finished Hogwarts and be of age. This means that he had to be born in or before 1919 as, if he was born in 1920, he would have missed the cut-off date for Hogwarts in 1931 due to being too young (this is the same reason Hermione started in 1991, not 1990) and would have started Hogwarts in September 1932 and finished in 1939, which cannot be possible as he sold Tom Riddle a wand in 1938. Thus, his date of birth cannot be 1920 and has to be in or sometime before the previous year, 1919.</ref><br/>[[Great Britain]] or [[Ireland]]<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0700-swns-alfie.htm]</ref>
 
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{{Quote|The following description of the powers and properties of the three main wand cores used by Mr Garrick Ollivander are taken from his own notes.|Introduction to Ollivander's notes on wands.|Pottermore}}
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{{Quote|An old man was standing before them, his wide, pale eyes shining like moons through the gloom of the shop.|Harry Potter meets Ollivander.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
'''Garrick Ollivander''' (b. [[25 September]],<ref name="pottermore" /> in or prior to [[1921]]<ref name="yearage" />) was the proprietor of [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]] in [[Diagon Alley]] during most of the [[20th century]]. Ollivander was widely considered the best [[wandmaker]] in the world, and many [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] buy their wands from him.
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'''Garrick Ollivander''' (b. [[25 September]],<ref name="pottermore" /> in or prior to [[1919]]<ref name="yearage" />) was the proprietor of [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]] in [[Diagon Alley]] during most of the [[20th century]]. Ollivander was widely considered the best [[wandmaker]] in the world, and many [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] buy their wands from him.
   
 
In [[1996]], Ollivander was captured and [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. Ollivander was rescued in [[1998]] by [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Dobby]].
 
In [[1996]], Ollivander was captured and [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. Ollivander was rescued in [[1998]] by [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Dobby]].
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
Garrick Ollivander was born to [[Gervaise Ollivander]],<ref name="wandwoods">Pottermore wand wood information (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8977740275/wand-woods-off-of-pottermore here])</ref> a [[wizardkind|wizard]], and [[Garrick Ollivander's mother|his wife]], a [[Muggle-born]] witch,<ref name="pottermore" /> on the [[25 September|25th of September]],<ref name="pottermore" /> in or before the year [[1920s|1921]].<ref name="yearage" /> He came from a [[Ollivander family|long line]] of wandmakers who began making [[wand]]s in [[England]] in [[B.C. era|382 B.C.]].<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref>
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Garrick Ollivander was born to [[Gervaise Ollivander]],<ref name="wandwoods">Pottermore wand wood information (transcription available [http://archive.is/20130109102909/lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8977740275/wand-woods-off-of-pottermore here])</ref> a [[wizardkind|wizard]], and [[Garrick Ollivander's mother|his wife]], a [[Muggle-born]] witch,<ref name="pottermore" /> on the [[25 September|25th of September]],<ref name="pottermore" /> in or before the year [[1910s|1919]].<ref name="yearage" /> He came from a [[Ollivander family|long line]] of wandmakers who began making [[wand]]s in [[England]] in [[B.C. era|382 B.C.]].<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref>
   
 
He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in his youth, where he was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Ravenclaw]].<ref name="pottermore" />
 
He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in his youth, where he was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Ravenclaw]].<ref name="pottermore" />
   
 
===Career as a wandmaker===
 
===Career as a wandmaker===
{{Quote|The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter. It's not always clear why. But I think it is clear, that you will do great things.|Ollivander to [[Harry Potter]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote|Ah, now, this is one of mine, isn't it? Yes, I remember it well. Containing a single hair from the tail of a particularly fine male unicorn… must have been seventeen hands; nearly gored me with his horn after I plucked his tail.|Ollivander analysing [[Cedric Diggory]]'s [[Cedric Diggory's wand|wand]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
Ollivander grew up in the family business, and showed precocious talent in [[wandlore|wandmaking]]. Soon, he developed an ambition to improve upon the cores and wand woods he made and developed a determination to pursue the ideal wand.<ref name="pottermore" />
 
Ollivander grew up in the family business, and showed precocious talent in [[wandlore|wandmaking]]. Soon, he developed an ambition to improve upon the cores and wand woods he made and developed a determination to pursue the ideal wand.<ref name="pottermore" />
   
Before Garrick Ollivander's proprietorship of [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]], [[wizardkind|wizards]] used a wide variety of wand cores; the customer would often present their wandmaker with a magical substance to which they were attached, and he would turn it into their wand core.<ref name="pottermore" /> Mr Ollivander, however, maintained that doing so altered with the wand's temperament,<ref name="GF18">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 18 (''The Weighing of the Wands'')</ref> and revolutionised the way [[wand]]s were crafted by having cores of immensely powerful magical substances expertly enclosed in specially selected and complementary wandwoods, the result to be matched to an owner with whom the wand itself felt the most affinity.<ref name="pottermore" />
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Before Garrick Ollivander's proprietorship of [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]], [[wizardkind|wizards]] used a wide variety of wand cores; the customer would often present their wandmaker with a magical substance to which they were attached, and he would turn it into their wand core.<ref name="pottermore" /> Mr Ollivander, however, maintained that doing so altered the wand's temperament,<ref name="GF18">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 18 (''The Weighing of the Wands'')</ref> and revolutionised the way [[wand]]s were crafted by having cores of immensely powerful magical substances expertly enclosed in specially selected and complementary wandwoods, the result to be matched to an owner with whom the wand itself felt the most affinity.<ref name="pottermore" />
   
 
While there was initially substantial resistance to this new way [[wand]]s were made, it soon became clear that wands made by Ollivander were far superior to any others. His methods of locating wand woods and core substances, marrying them together, and matching them to ideal owners were all jealously guarded secrets that were coveted by rival wandmakers.<ref name="pottermore" />
 
While there was initially substantial resistance to this new way [[wand]]s were made, it soon became clear that wands made by Ollivander were far superior to any others. His methods of locating wand woods and core substances, marrying them together, and matching them to ideal owners were all jealously guarded secrets that were coveted by rival wandmakers.<ref name="pottermore" />
   
Sometime into his career, in around [[1930s|1938]], Ollivander sold [[Tom Riddle]] his [[Tom Riddle's wand|wand]].
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Sometime into his career, in the summer of [[1930s|1938]], Ollivander sold [[Tom Riddle]] his [[Tom Riddle's wand|wand]].
[[File:Ollivander presents wand.jpg|thumb|200px|left|Mr. Ollivander presents [[Harry Potter]] with his first wand.]]
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[[File:Ollivander_presents_wand.png|thumb|left|200px|Mr Ollivander presents [[Harry Potter]] with his first wand]]
   
 
====Harry Potter's wand====
 
====Harry Potter's wand====
{{Quote|Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember.... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter.... After all, [[Lord Voldemort|He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named]] did great things — terrible, yes, but great.|Ollivander to Harry about his wand.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote|Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember.... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter.... After all, [[Lord Voldemort|He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named]] did great things — terrible, yes, but great.|Ollivander to Harry about his wand.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
Ollivander supplied [[Harry Potter]] with a [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]], and as he did so, he told Harry a few facts about wands. He explained that a wand has a [[wand core|core]], in Harry's case a [[Phoenix]] [[Phoenix feather|feather]]. He told Harry that the body of the wand is made from a choice of different [[wand wood|woods]] with different magical properties. Ollivander said he made a similar wand using another feather from the [[Fawkes|same phoenix]], but using a different wood. Harry's wand is holly, which symbolises protection, rather than Voldemort's yew, which suggests poison. He also explained that the wand chooses the wizard, rather than the other way around.
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Ollivander supplied [[Harry Potter]] with a [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]], and as he did so, he told Harry a few facts about wands. He explained that a wand has a [[wand core|core]], in Harry's case a [[phoenix]] [[Phoenix feather|feather]]. He told Harry that the body of the wand is made from a choice of different [[wand wood|woods]] with different magical properties. Ollivander said he made a similar wand using another feather from the [[Fawkes|same phoenix]], but using a different wood. Harry's wand is holly, which symbolises protection, rather than Voldemort's yew, which is symbolic of death. He also explained that the wand chooses the wizard, rather than the other way around. Immediately after Harry left the shop, Ollivander sent a [[Garrick Ollivander's letter to Albus Dumbledore|letter]] to [[Albus Dumbledore]] informing him of the wand's sale.
   
 
====1994-1995 Triwizard Tournament====
 
====1994-1995 Triwizard Tournament====
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{{Quote|May I introduce Mr Ollivander? He will be checking your wands to ensure that they are in good condition before the tournament.|[[Albus Dumbledore]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
As a very recognised wandmaker, Ollivander was asked to [[Wand Weighing ceremony|inspect the wands]] of the champions in the [[1994-1995 school year|1994-1995]] [[Triwizard Tournament]] before the competition started, to make sure they were all working properly.
 
As a very recognised wandmaker, Ollivander was asked to [[Wand Weighing ceremony|inspect the wands]] of the champions in the [[1994-1995 school year|1994-1995]] [[Triwizard Tournament]] before the competition started, to make sure they were all working properly.
   
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====Kidnapped by Death Eaters====
 
====Kidnapped by Death Eaters====
[[File:Ollivanderkidded.PNG|thumb|230px|Fenrir Greyback and other Death Eaters kidnap Ollivander from outside of his shop.]]
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[[File:Ollivanderkidded.PNG|thumb|230px|Fenrir Greyback and other Death Eaters kidnap Ollivander from outside of his shop]]
{{Quote|Oh no - not Ollivanders, everybody got their first wands from here.|Hermione Granger upon discovering Ollivander's shop abandoned.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-c|Arthur Weasley|Shop's empty. No sign of a struggle. No one knows whether he left voluntarily or was kidnapped.|Ginny Weasley|But what'll people do for wands?|Remus Lupin|They'll make do with other makers. But Ollivander was the best, and if the other side have got him it's not so good for us.|News of the kidnappings of Ollivander and [[Florean Fortescue]] arrive at [[The Burrow]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
 
In [[1996]] Ollivander was kidnapped by [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Death Eaters]], leaving behind an empty, locked up shop and no signs of a struggle. It is believed that the last wand he sold was to [[Neville Longbottom]]. It was later revealed that Ollivander was captured by Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters and was held prisoner at Malfoy Manor, where he was forced to make a new wand for [[Peter Pettigrew]]. He was [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] by Lord Voldemort for information regarding the [[Priori Incantatem|twin cores]] of [[Harry Potter]]'s wand and his own. Ollivander told him that he merely needed to use a wand other than his own to face Harry Potter.
 
In [[1996]] Ollivander was kidnapped by [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Death Eaters]], leaving behind an empty, locked up shop and no signs of a struggle. It is believed that the last wand he sold was to [[Neville Longbottom]]. It was later revealed that Ollivander was captured by Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters and was held prisoner at Malfoy Manor, where he was forced to make a new wand for [[Peter Pettigrew]]. He was [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] by Lord Voldemort for information regarding the [[Priori Incantatem|twin cores]] of [[Harry Potter]]'s wand and his own. Ollivander told him that he merely needed to use a wand other than his own to face Harry Potter.
[[File:DH1 Tortured Mr. Ollivander.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Ollivander is tortured at [[Malfoy Manor]].]]
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[[File:DH1_Tortured_Mr._Ollivander.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Ollivander is tortured at [[Malfoy Manor]]]]
   
 
After using [[Lucius Malfoy]]'s wand and seeing its destruction when faced with [[Harry Potter]] and his Phoenix wand, Voldemort rounded on Ollivander for an explanation of why Harry's wand acted as it had. Although he had no answer to give since no wandmaker had ever witnessed such an event, Ollivander was tortured again by Lord Voldemort and questioned about the most powerful wand in existence, the [[Elder Wand]].
 
After using [[Lucius Malfoy]]'s wand and seeing its destruction when faced with [[Harry Potter]] and his Phoenix wand, Voldemort rounded on Ollivander for an explanation of why Harry's wand acted as it had. Although he had no answer to give since no wandmaker had ever witnessed such an event, Ollivander was tortured again by Lord Voldemort and questioned about the most powerful wand in existence, the [[Elder Wand]].
   
 
====Skirmish at Malfoy Manor and Escape====
 
====Skirmish at Malfoy Manor and Escape====
[[File:Olisavee.jpg|thumb|right|Ollivander and Luna are saved from Malfoy Manor by Dobby the House-Elf.]]
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[[File:Olisavee.jpg|thumb|Ollivander and Luna are saved from Malfoy Manor by Dobby the House-Elf]]
 
{{Main|Skirmish at Malfoy Manor}}
 
{{Main|Skirmish at Malfoy Manor}}
   
Harry Potter and his friends were later captured and taken to [[Malfoy Manor]], where they were reunited with Mr. Ollivander, [[Dean Thomas]] and [[Luna Lovegood]]. Ollivander was subsequently rescued by Harry and his friends and was taken with them when they made their [[Skirmish at Malfoy Manor|escape from Malfoy Manor]] with the aid of [[Dobby]], the house-elf. He seemed to bond with Luna during their captivity together, as he said that she was ''"an inexpressible comfort'' [to him] ''in that terrible place"''.
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Harry Potter, his friends and Dean Thomas and Griphook were later captured and taken to [[Malfoy Manor]], where they were reunited with Mr Ollivander and [[Luna Lovegood]]. Ollivander and the others were subsequently rescued by Dobby the House-Elf in the [[Skirmish at Malfoy Manor]]. Mr Ollivander seemed to bond with Luna during their captivity together, and thanked her for being ''"''an inexpressible comfort [to him] in that terrible place''"''.
   
 
====Stay at Shell Cottage====
 
====Stay at Shell Cottage====
[[File:Mr. Ollivander inside the Shell Cottage.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Ollivander at Shell Cottage after being rescued from Malfoy Manor explaining the Deathly Hallows to Harry.]]
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[[File:Mr._Ollivander_inside_the_Shell_Cottage.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Ollivander at Shell Cottage after being rescued from Malfoy Manor explaining the Deathly Hallows to Harry]]
   
 
{{Quote|The wandmaker was lying on the twin bed farthest from the window. He had been held in the cellar for more than a year, and tortured, Harry knew, on at least one occasion. He was emaciated, the bones of his face sticking out sharply against the yellowish skin. His great silver eye seemed vast in their sunken sockets. The hands that lay upon the blanket could have belonged to a skeleton|Description of Ollivander at Shell Cottage, showing his mistreatment in [[Malfoy Manor]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|The wandmaker was lying on the twin bed farthest from the window. He had been held in the cellar for more than a year, and tortured, Harry knew, on at least one occasion. He was emaciated, the bones of his face sticking out sharply against the yellowish skin. His great silver eye seemed vast in their sunken sockets. The hands that lay upon the blanket could have belonged to a skeleton|Description of Ollivander at Shell Cottage, showing his mistreatment in [[Malfoy Manor]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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===Study of the Elder Wand===
 
===Study of the Elder Wand===
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b-a-b|Harry Potter|You told You-Know-Who that Gregorovitch had the wand?|Ollivander|It was a rumour. A rumour, years and years ago, long before you were born I believe Gregorovitch himself started it. You can see how good it would be for business; that he was studying and duplicating the qualities of the Elder Wand!|Yes, I can see that. Mr. Ollivander, one last thing, and then we'll let you get some rest. What do you know about the Deathly Hallows?|The – the what?|The Deathly Hallows.|I'm afraid I don't know what you’re talking about. Is this still something to do with wands?|[[Harry Potter]] and Ollivander discuss the [[Elder Wand]] and the [[Deathly Hallows]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a-b-a-b|Harry Potter|You told You-Know-Who that Gregorovitch had the wand?|Ollivander|It was a rumour. A rumour, years and years ago, long before you were born I believe Gregorovitch himself started it. You can see how good it would be for business; that he was studying and duplicating the qualities of the Elder Wand!|Yes, I can see that. Mr Ollivander, one last thing, and then we'll let you get some rest. What do you know about the Deathly Hallows?|The – the what?|The Deathly Hallows.|I'm afraid I don't know what you’re talking about. Is this still something to do with wands?|[[Harry Potter]] and Ollivander discuss the [[Elder Wand]] and the [[Deathly Hallows]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
 
As with other wandmakers, Ollivander makes it his business to study the mystifying [[Elder Wand]] in depth, such as its history and distinctive characteristics. Unlike [[Hermione Granger]], he believed that the Elder Wand was not a myth or tale, and showed great enthusiasm with the powerful object despite the fact that it was dangerous and has had a bloody history. When held captive by Lord Voldemort, he was forced to relate all information he had known about the powerful wand. He also revealed that the last person rumoured to own the wand was [[Gregorovitch]], a foreign wandmaker, though he did not believe the rumour and thought that Gregorovitch spread it to boost his business. The same information was also related to Harry Potter after he and his friends rescued him from the [[Malfoy Manor]].
 
As with other wandmakers, Ollivander makes it his business to study the mystifying [[Elder Wand]] in depth, such as its history and distinctive characteristics. Unlike [[Hermione Granger]], he believed that the Elder Wand was not a myth or tale, and showed great enthusiasm with the powerful object despite the fact that it was dangerous and has had a bloody history. When held captive by Lord Voldemort, he was forced to relate all information he had known about the powerful wand. He also revealed that the last person rumoured to own the wand was [[Gregorovitch]], a foreign wandmaker, though he did not believe the rumour and thought that Gregorovitch spread it to boost his business. The same information was also related to Harry Potter after he and his friends rescued him from the [[Malfoy Manor]].
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
[[File:Olivander.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Ollivander and his many wands.]]
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[[File:Olivander.png|thumb|250px|Ollivander and his many wands]]
{{Quote|An old man was standing before them, his wide, pale eyes shining like moons through the gloom of the shop.|Harry Potter meets Ollivander.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
 
Ollivander is an intelligent man, with an excellent memory when it comes to his work; he remembers the details of every wand he ever sold. He seems to become happier the more difficult the challenge to find exactly the right wand for a difficult customer is. He uses a magical [[Garrick Ollivander's tape measure|tape measure]] to help assess customers for their wand.
 
 
 
{{Quote|Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember.... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter.... After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great.|Ollivander expressing his interest in what powerful wizards can do with wands.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember.... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter.... After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great.|Ollivander expressing his interest in what powerful wizards can do with wands.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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Ollivander was an intelligent man, with an excellent memory when it came to his work; he remembered the details of every wand he ever sold. He seemed to become happier the more difficult the challenge to find exactly the right wand for a difficult customer was. He used a magical [[Garrick Ollivander's tape measure|tape measure]] to help assess customers for their wand.
   
Ollivander has a professorial enthusiasm for wandlore and is immensely learned in it. A less savoury aspect of his personality is that his fascination with wandlore sometimes eclipses his sense of right and wrong; he is so fascinated with what a powerful wizard can do when matched with the right wand that he becomes detached from the good or evil nature of their actions. A prime example of this would be [[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]], also known as Lord Voldemort. Even after the [[First Wizarding War]], Ollivander remembered him as having done "great things" with his wand - "Terrible, yes, but great". An even more extreme example was during the [[Second Wizarding War]], when Ollivander, having just been rescued from a year of imprisonment and torture at Voldemort's hands, was briefly enthralled by the thought of what Voldemort might do when matched with the [[Elder Wand]].
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Ollivander had a professorial enthusiasm for wandlore and was immensely learned in it. A less savoury aspect of his personality was that his fascination with wandlore sometimes eclipsed his sense of right and wrong; he was so fascinated with what a powerful wizard can do when matched with the right wand that he became detached from the good or evil nature of their actions. A prime example of this would be [[Tom Riddle]], also known as Lord Voldemort. Even after the [[First Wizarding War]], Ollivander remembered him as having done "great things" with his wand - "Terrible, yes, but great". An even more extreme example was during the [[Second Wizarding War]], when Ollivander, having just been rescued from a year of imprisonment and torture at Voldemort's hands, was briefly enthralled by the thought of what Voldemort might do when matched with the [[Elder Wand]].
   
However, Ollivander still values his own life and well-being, and divulged information to Voldemort whenever threatened with [[death]] and tortured by the Cruciatus Curse. The wandmaker feared the Dark Lord's wrath and begged for mercy when informed that his (Ollivander's) advice about using another wand was incorrect.
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However, Ollivander still valued his own life and well-being, and divulged information to Voldemort whenever threatened with [[death]] and tortured by the Cruciatus Curse. The wandmaker feared the Dark Lord's wrath and begged for mercy when informed that his (Ollivander's) advice about using another wand was incorrect.
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
*'''[[Wand]]maker''': Garrick Ollivander, just as other Ollivander family members, was considered as the best British wandmaker.
 
*'''[[Wand]]maker''': Garrick Ollivander, just as other Ollivander family members, was considered as the best British wandmaker.
*'''Non-verbal magic''': Ollivander may have had the ability to perform non-verbal spells, as no incantation was mentioned when he conjured smoke rings in 1994.
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*'''Non-verbal magic''': Ollivander may have had the ability to perform non-verbal spells, as no incantation was mentioned when he conjured [[Smokescreen Spell|smoke rings]] in 1994.
 
*'''Apparition''': He could [[Apparition|Apparate]], but failed in 1998 at Malfoy Manor due to [[Anti-Disapparition Jinx|enchantments]] placed on the cellar.
 
*'''Apparition''': He could [[Apparition|Apparate]], but failed in 1998 at Malfoy Manor due to [[Anti-Disapparition Jinx|enchantments]] placed on the cellar.
*'''Transfiguration''': He is skilled with conjuration, a difficult branch of transfiguration, conjuring flowers, [[Avis|birds]], smoke rings, and wine in 1994.
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*'''Transfiguration''': He is skilled with conjuration, a difficult branch of transfiguration, conjuring [[Orchideous|flowers]], [[Bird-Conjuring Charm|birds]], smoke rings, and [[Fountain of wine|wine]] in 1994.
 
*'''Duelling''': It is quite reasonable to say that Ollivander was a skilled duellist in his time due to his ability in wandlore and ability to identify spells easily. His knowledge of Wandlore would also have assisted him as he is familiar with the weaknesses and strengthes of different wands.
 
*'''Duelling''': It is quite reasonable to say that Ollivander was a skilled duellist in his time due to his ability in wandlore and ability to identify spells easily. His knowledge of Wandlore would also have assisted him as he is familiar with the weaknesses and strengthes of different wands.
 
*'''Wand versatility''': In [[1994]], Ollivander used Cedric's, Fleur's, Viktor's and Harry's wands, each with successful effect.
 
*'''Wand versatility''': In [[1994]], Ollivander used Cedric's, Fleur's, Viktor's and Harry's wands, each with successful effect.
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==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Harry Potter===
 
===Harry Potter===
{{Quote|I think it is clear that we can expect great things from you, Mr. Potter.|Ollivander to Harry during their first meeting.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
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{{Quote|I think it is clear that we can expect great things from you, Mr Potter.|Ollivander to Harry during their first meeting.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
   
Ollivander heard Harry when he [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1981)|defeated]] [[Lord Voldemort]] in 1981. He saw Harry in 1991 and made his [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]]. Its [[phoenix feather]] and [[Tom Riddle's wand]] was from the same phoenix, [[Fawkes]], and Ollivander was surprised when he saw this.
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Like most of the wizarding world, Ollivander heard of Harry and his [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1981)|defeat]] of [[Lord Voldemort]] in 1981. He first met Harry in 1991 and sold him his [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]]. The [[phoenix feather]] in [[Harry Potter's wand| Harry's]] and [[Tom Riddle's wand| Riddle's]] wands came from the same phoenix, [[Fawkes]], something that Ollivander considered "curious".
   
Ollivander's relationship with [[Harry Potter]] grew after the [[Skirmish at Malfoy Manor]] when Harry rescued him from imprisonment and during their subsequent stay at the [[Shell Cottage]]. Harry would go on to obtain vital information about the [[Elder Wand]] from Ollivander, which would later prove instrumental for bringing about the final death of Lord Voldemort.
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Ollivander's relationship with [[Harry Potter]] grew after the [[Skirmish at Malfoy Manor]] when Harry rescued him from imprisonment and during their subsequent stay at the [[Shell Cottage]]. Harry would go on to obtain vital information about the [[Elder Wand]] from Ollivander, which would later prove instrumental for bringing about the final defeat of Lord Voldemort.
   
 
===Luna Lovegood===
 
===Luna Lovegood===
{{Dialogue a-b|Luna|I'm going to miss you, Mr. Ollivander.|Ollivander|And I you, my dear. You were an inexpressible comfort to me in [[Malfoy Manor|that terrible place]].|Luna says goodbye to Mr. Ollivander as he departs from [[Shell Cottage]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Luna|I'm going to miss you, Mr Ollivander.|Ollivander|And I you, my dear. You were an inexpressible comfort to me in [[Malfoy Manor|that terrible place]].|Luna says goodbye to Mr Ollivander as he departs from [[Shell Cottage]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
 
Ollivander also developed a close relationship with [[Luna Lovegood]], for she was a comfort to him during their imprisonment in Malfoy Manor. Ollivander later repaid her kindness by creating a new wand for her.
 
Ollivander also developed a close relationship with [[Luna Lovegood]], for she was a comfort to him during their imprisonment in Malfoy Manor. Ollivander later repaid her kindness by creating a new wand for her.
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{{Quote|He tortured me, you must understand that! The [[Cruciatus Curse]], I - I had no choice but to tell him what I knew, what I guessed - |Ollivander tells Harry how Voldemort tortured him to procure information about the [[Elder Wand]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|He tortured me, you must understand that! The [[Cruciatus Curse]], I - I had no choice but to tell him what I knew, what I guessed - |Ollivander tells Harry how Voldemort tortured him to procure information about the [[Elder Wand]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
Ollivander was afraid of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], and referred to him as "You-Know-Who" like almost all other wizards. He was later kidnapped by [[Death Eaters]]. Voldemort [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] him to learn about his wand's relationship with Harry's wand.
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Ollivander was afraid of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], and referred to him as "You-Know-Who" like almost all other wizards. He was kidnapped by [[Death Eaters]] and [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] by Voldemort for information about Voldemort's wand's relationship with Harry's wand.
   
 
==Known wand sales==
 
==Known wand sales==
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!width="55%" align="center"|Notes
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Mary Cattermole]]'s [[Mary Cattermole's wand|wand]]
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|[[Mary Cattermole]]
 
|Cherry
 
|Cherry
 
|8¾"
 
|8¾"
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|[[Dolores Umbridge]] accused [[Mary Cattermole|Mary]] of stealing this [[Mary Cattermole's wand|wand]], though she claimed she bought it at [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]] in [[Diagon Alley]] when she was eleven years old.
 
|[[Dolores Umbridge]] accused [[Mary Cattermole|Mary]] of stealing this [[Mary Cattermole's wand|wand]], though she claimed she bought it at [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]] in [[Diagon Alley]] when she was eleven years old.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Cedric Diggory]]'s [[Cedric Diggory's wand|wand]]
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|[[Cedric Diggory]]
 
|Ash
 
|Ash
 
|12¼"
 
|12¼"
 
|[[Unicorn hair]]
 
|[[Unicorn hair]]
|This [[Cedric Diggory's wand|wand]] was "pleasantly springy"; hair from particularly fine male unicorn (seventeen hands high), which nearly gored Mr. Ollivander with its horn after he plucked its tail hair.
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|This [[Cedric Diggory's wand|wand]] was "pleasantly springy"; hair from particularly fine male unicorn (seventeen hands high), which nearly gored Mr Ollivander with its horn after he plucked its tail hair.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Lily Evans]]' [[Lily Evans's wand|wand]]
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|[[Lily Evans]]
 
|Willow
 
|Willow
 
|10¼"
 
|10¼"
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|[[Hermione Granger's wand|This wand]] was confiscated when the trio was captured by [[Snatchers]] in [[1998]].
 
|[[Hermione Granger's wand|This wand]] was confiscated when the trio was captured by [[Snatchers]] in [[1998]].
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Rubeus Hagrid]]'s [[Rubeus Hagrid's wand|wand]]
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|[[Rubeus Hagrid]]
 
|Oak
 
|Oak
 
|16"
 
|16"
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|This [[Rubeus Hagrid's wand|wand]] is "rather bendy"; snapped in half when Hagrid was expelled from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] during his third year - the pieces are almost certainly hidden in Hagrid's pink umbrella.
 
|This [[Rubeus Hagrid's wand|wand]] is "rather bendy"; snapped in half when Hagrid was expelled from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] during his third year - the pieces are almost certainly hidden in Hagrid's pink umbrella.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]'s [[Bellatrix Lestrange's wand|wand]]
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|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]
 
|Walnut
 
|Walnut
 
|12¾"
 
|12¾"
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|This [[Bellatrix Lestrange's wand|wand]] is described as "unyielding"; passed into the possession of Hermione Granger after the [[Battle of Malfoy Manor]] in 1998.
 
|This [[Bellatrix Lestrange's wand|wand]] is described as "unyielding"; passed into the possession of Hermione Granger after the [[Battle of Malfoy Manor]] in 1998.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Neville Longbottom]]'s [[Neville Longbottom's second wand|wand #2]]
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|[[Neville Longbottom]]
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[[Neville Longbottom's second wand|x2]]
 
|Cherry
 
|Cherry
 
|13"
 
|13"
 
|[[Unicorn hair]]
 
|[[Unicorn hair]]
|May have been one of the last wands Mr. Ollivander sold before he disappeared in 1996.
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|May have been one of the last wands Mr Ollivander sold before he disappeared in 1996.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Draco Malfoy]]'s [[Draco Malfoy's wand|wand]]
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|[[Draco Malfoy]]
 
|Hawthorn
 
|Hawthorn
 
|10"
 
|10"
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|"Reasonably springy"; this [[Draco Malfoy's wand|wand]] passed into the possession of Harry Potter after the [[Battle of Malfoy Manor]] in 1998 until Harry came into possession of the Elder Wand and mended his first wand.
 
|"Reasonably springy"; this [[Draco Malfoy's wand|wand]] passed into the possession of Harry Potter after the [[Battle of Malfoy Manor]] in 1998 until Harry came into possession of the Elder Wand and mended his first wand.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Harry Potter]]'s [[Harry Potter's wand|wand #1]]
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|[[Harry Potter]]
 
|Holly
 
|Holly
 
|11"
 
|11"
 
|[[Phoenix feather]]
 
|[[Phoenix feather]]
|Nice and supple; Costs 7 [[Galleons]]; The only known wand to cause [[Priori Incantatem]] (caused with [[Voldemort]]'s Phoenix-Feather-wand); Can hurt but can not kill its [[Tom Riddle's wand|Brother]]; "Brother" to [[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]]'s [[Tom Riddle's wand|wand]]; - the core tail feathers are both from [[Fawkes]]; broken in December [[1997]] while [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1997)|fleeing from Godric's Hollow]]; repaired with the [[Elder Wand]] in May 1998.
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|Nice and supple; Costs 7 [[Galleons]]; The only known wand to cause [[Priori Incantatem]] (caused with [[Voldemort]]'s Phoenix-Feather-wand); Can hurt but can not kill its [[Tom Riddle's wand|Brother]]; broken in December [[1997]] while [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1997)|fleeing from Godric's Hollow]]; repaired with the [[Elder Wand]] in May 1998.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[James Potter I|James Potter]]'s [[James Potter's wand|wand]]
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|[[James Potter I|James Potter]]
 
|Mahogany
 
|Mahogany
 
|11"
 
|11"
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|This [[James Potter's wand|wand]] was "pliable" and "excellent for transfiguration".
 
|This [[James Potter's wand|wand]] was "pliable" and "excellent for transfiguration".
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Peter Pettigrew]]'s [[Peter Pettigrew's wand|wand]]
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|[[Peter Pettigrew]] x2 
 
|Chestnut
 
|Chestnut
 
|9¼"
 
|9¼"
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|This [[Peter Pettigrew's wand|wand]] was "brittle"; owned by Pettigrew only since Ollivander had been kidnapped of [[1996]]; passed into the possession of Ron Weasley after the [[Battle of Malfoy Manor|skirmish in Malfoy Manor]] in 1998.
 
|This [[Peter Pettigrew's wand|wand]] was "brittle"; owned by Pettigrew only since Ollivander had been kidnapped of [[1996]]; passed into the possession of Ron Weasley after the [[Battle of Malfoy Manor|skirmish in Malfoy Manor]] in 1998.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]] a.k.a. [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Tom Riddle's wand|wand]]
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|[[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]]/[[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]
 
|Yew
 
|Yew
 
|13½"
 
|13½"
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|This [[Tom Riddle's wand|wand]] is "brother" to [[Harry Potter's wand]] - the core tail feathers are both from [[Fawkes]].
 
|This [[Tom Riddle's wand|wand]] is "brother" to [[Harry Potter's wand]] - the core tail feathers are both from [[Fawkes]].
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]]/[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] [[Ronald Weasley's first wand|wand #1]]
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|[[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]]/[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
 
|Ash
 
|Ash
 
|12"
 
|12"
 
|[[Unicorn hair]]
 
|[[Unicorn hair]]
|Ron's brother [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]]'s old wand; severely damaged in September 1992 after a run-in with the [[Whomping Willow]].
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|Ron's brother [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]]'s old wand; severely damaged in September 1992 after a run-in with the [[Whomping Willow]], destroyed in the process of backfiring on [[Lockhart]] as he attempted to wipe Ron and Harry's memories (showing the great loyalty of [[Supreme_Cores#Unicorn_hair|Unicorn wands]])
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] [[Ronald Weasley's second wand|wand #2]]
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[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
 
|Willow
 
|Willow
 
|14"
 
|14"
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Ollivander LEGO.png|thumb|215px|Ollivander as a [[LEGO Harry Potter|LEGO]] mini-figure.]]
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[[File:Ollivander_LEGO.png|thumb|215px|Ollivander as a [[LEGO Harry Potter|LEGO]] mini-figure]]
*Garrick Ollivander is played by [[John Hurt]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', and in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]].'' An extra portrayed Ollivander in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''.
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*Garrick Ollivander is played by [[John Hurt]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]].'' An extra portrayed Ollivander in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''.
 
*Ollivander is one of the only people before ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' who knew Voldemort's real name. He said in the first book he knows that Voldemort's wand caused Harry's scar. While this is not stated in any explicit way, the very fact that Voldemort has only ever had one wand (except for his use of the wand of [[Lucius Malfoy]] and the [[Elder Wand]] very late in life) would ensure that Ollivander would have sold him a wand at age 11, when he still used his former name.
 
*Ollivander is one of the only people before ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' who knew Voldemort's real name. He said in the first book he knows that Voldemort's wand caused Harry's scar. While this is not stated in any explicit way, the very fact that Voldemort has only ever had one wand (except for his use of the wand of [[Lucius Malfoy]] and the [[Elder Wand]] very late in life) would ensure that Ollivander would have sold him a wand at age 11, when he still used his former name.
 
*Ollivander's first name, Garrick, was revealed via his shop in ''[[Pottermore]]''.
 
*Ollivander's first name, Garrick, was revealed via his shop in ''[[Pottermore]]''.
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*In the ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' book, Ollivander has no knowledge of the term "Deathly Hallows", being only aware of the Elder Wand, but not of its status as one of these fabled objects. However In the film, he is fully aware of the legend and even provides some information about it not provided by [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]. He denies the tale having any truth, however, until Harry forces him to admit that he told Voldemort about the Elder Wand.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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GarrickOllivander
Garrick Ollivander
Biographical information
Born

25 September,[1] in or prior to 1919[2]
Great Britain or Ireland[3]

Blood status

Half-blood[1]

Marital status

Married[1]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

White

Eye colour

Pale silver

Skin colour

Light

Family information
Family members
Magical characteristics
Wand

Hornbeam, 12¾", dragon heartstring[1]

Affiliation
Occupation

Wandmaker

House

Ravenclaw[1]

Loyalty
"An old man was standing before them, his wide, pale eyes shining like moons through the gloom of the shop."
—Harry Potter meets Ollivander.[src]

Garrick Ollivander (b. 25 September,[1] in or prior to 1919[2]) was the proprietor of Ollivanders Wand Shop in Diagon Alley during most of the 20th century. Ollivander was widely considered the best wandmaker in the world, and many wizards and witches buy their wands from him.

In 1996, Ollivander was captured and tortured by Lord Voldemort. Ollivander was rescued in 1998 by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Dobby.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Garrick Ollivander was born to Gervaise Ollivander,[4] a wizard, and his wife, a Muggle-born witch,[1] on the 25th of September,[1] in or before the year 1919.[2] He came from a long line of wandmakers who began making wands in England in 382 B.C..[5]

He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in his youth, where he was Sorted into Ravenclaw.[1]

Career as a wandmakerEdit

"Ah, now, this is one of mine, isn't it? Yes, I remember it well. Containing a single hair from the tail of a particularly fine male unicorn… must have been seventeen hands; nearly gored me with his horn after I plucked his tail."
—Ollivander analysing Cedric Diggory's wand.[src]

Ollivander grew up in the family business, and showed precocious talent in wandmaking. Soon, he developed an ambition to improve upon the cores and wand woods he made and developed a determination to pursue the ideal wand.[1]

Before Garrick Ollivander's proprietorship of Ollivanders Wand Shop, wizards used a wide variety of wand cores; the customer would often present their wandmaker with a magical substance to which they were attached, and he would turn it into their wand core.[1] Mr Ollivander, however, maintained that doing so altered the wand's temperament,[6] and revolutionised the way wands were crafted by having cores of immensely powerful magical substances expertly enclosed in specially selected and complementary wandwoods, the result to be matched to an owner with whom the wand itself felt the most affinity.[1]

While there was initially substantial resistance to this new way wands were made, it soon became clear that wands made by Ollivander were far superior to any others. His methods of locating wand woods and core substances, marrying them together, and matching them to ideal owners were all jealously guarded secrets that were coveted by rival wandmakers.[1]

Sometime into his career, in the summer of 1938, Ollivander sold Tom Riddle his wand.

Ollivander presents wand

Mr Ollivander presents Harry Potter with his first wand

Harry Potter's wandEdit

"Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember.... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter.... After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great."
—Ollivander to Harry about his wand.[src]

Ollivander supplied Harry Potter with a wand, and as he did so, he told Harry a few facts about wands. He explained that a wand has a core, in Harry's case a phoenix feather. He told Harry that the body of the wand is made from a choice of different woods with different magical properties. Ollivander said he made a similar wand using another feather from the same phoenix, but using a different wood. Harry's wand is holly, which symbolises protection, rather than Voldemort's yew, which is symbolic of death. He also explained that the wand chooses the wizard, rather than the other way around. Immediately after Harry left the shop, Ollivander sent a letter to Albus Dumbledore informing him of the wand's sale.

1994-1995 Triwizard TournamentEdit

"May I introduce Mr Ollivander? He will be checking your wands to ensure that they are in good condition before the tournament."
Albus Dumbledore.[src]

As a very recognised wandmaker, Ollivander was asked to inspect the wands of the champions in the 1994-1995 Triwizard Tournament before the competition started, to make sure they were all working properly.

Second Wizarding WarEdit

Attempted robbery of his shopEdit

"ALEXANDRA WALKER CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT OLLIVANDER'S."
Daily Prophet headline.[src]

In 1996, Alexandra Walker attempted to rob Ollivander's shop. She could not, however, and she was arrested. This event made Daily Prophet headlines.

Kidnapped by Death EatersEdit

Ollivanderkidded

Fenrir Greyback and other Death Eaters kidnap Ollivander from outside of his shop

Arthur Weasley: "Shop's empty. No sign of a struggle. No one knows whether he left voluntarily or was kidnapped."
Ginny Weasley: "But what'll people do for wands?"
Remus Lupin: "They'll make do with other makers. But Ollivander was the best, and if the other side have got him it's not so good for us."
— News of the kidnappings of Ollivander and Florean Fortescue arrive at The Burrow.[src]

In 1996 Ollivander was kidnapped by Voldemort's Death Eaters, leaving behind an empty, locked up shop and no signs of a struggle. It is believed that the last wand he sold was to Neville Longbottom. It was later revealed that Ollivander was captured by Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters and was held prisoner at Malfoy Manor, where he was forced to make a new wand for Peter Pettigrew. He was tortured by Lord Voldemort for information regarding the twin cores of Harry Potter's wand and his own. Ollivander told him that he merely needed to use a wand other than his own to face Harry Potter.

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Ollivander is tortured at Malfoy Manor

After using Lucius Malfoy's wand and seeing its destruction when faced with Harry Potter and his Phoenix wand, Voldemort rounded on Ollivander for an explanation of why Harry's wand acted as it had. Although he had no answer to give since no wandmaker had ever witnessed such an event, Ollivander was tortured again by Lord Voldemort and questioned about the most powerful wand in existence, the Elder Wand.

Skirmish at Malfoy Manor and EscapeEdit

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Ollivander and Luna are saved from Malfoy Manor by Dobby the House-Elf

Harry Potter, his friends and Dean Thomas and Griphook were later captured and taken to Malfoy Manor, where they were reunited with Mr Ollivander and Luna Lovegood. Ollivander and the others were subsequently rescued by Dobby the House-Elf in the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor. Mr Ollivander seemed to bond with Luna during their captivity together, and thanked her for being "an inexpressible comfort [to him] in that terrible place".

Stay at Shell CottageEdit

Mr. Ollivander inside the Shell Cottage

Ollivander at Shell Cottage after being rescued from Malfoy Manor explaining the Deathly Hallows to Harry

"The wandmaker was lying on the twin bed farthest from the window. He had been held in the cellar for more than a year, and tortured, Harry knew, on at least one occasion. He was emaciated, the bones of his face sticking out sharply against the yellowish skin. His great silver eye seemed vast in their sunken sockets. The hands that lay upon the blanket could have belonged to a skeleton"
—Description of Ollivander at Shell Cottage, showing his mistreatment in Malfoy Manor.[src]

Ollivander was taken to Shell Cottage, where he recovered from months of imprisonment and torture, and then departed to Muriel's house, where he remained in hiding for the rest of the war. He later created and sent a new wand to Luna Lovegood.

Study of the Elder WandEdit

Harry Potter: "You told You-Know-Who that Gregorovitch had the wand?"
Ollivander: "It was a rumour. A rumour, years and years ago, long before you were born I believe Gregorovitch himself started it. You can see how good it would be for business; that he was studying and duplicating the qualities of the Elder Wand!"
Harry Potter: "Yes, I can see that. Mr Ollivander, one last thing, and then we'll let you get some rest. What do you know about the Deathly Hallows?"
Ollivander: "The – the what?"
Harry Potter: "The Deathly Hallows."
Ollivander: "I'm afraid I don't know what you’re talking about. Is this still something to do with wands?"
Harry Potter and Ollivander discuss the Elder Wand and the Deathly Hallows.[src]

As with other wandmakers, Ollivander makes it his business to study the mystifying Elder Wand in depth, such as its history and distinctive characteristics. Unlike Hermione Granger, he believed that the Elder Wand was not a myth or tale, and showed great enthusiasm with the powerful object despite the fact that it was dangerous and has had a bloody history. When held captive by Lord Voldemort, he was forced to relate all information he had known about the powerful wand. He also revealed that the last person rumoured to own the wand was Gregorovitch, a foreign wandmaker, though he did not believe the rumour and thought that Gregorovitch spread it to boost his business. The same information was also related to Harry Potter after he and his friends rescued him from the Malfoy Manor.

Personality and traitsEdit

Olivander

Ollivander and his many wands

"Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember.... I think we must expect great things from you, Mr Potter.... After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great."
—Ollivander expressing his interest in what powerful wizards can do with wands.[src]

Ollivander was an intelligent man, with an excellent memory when it came to his work; he remembered the details of every wand he ever sold. He seemed to become happier the more difficult the challenge to find exactly the right wand for a difficult customer was. He used a magical tape measure to help assess customers for their wand.

Ollivander had a professorial enthusiasm for wandlore and was immensely learned in it. A less savoury aspect of his personality was that his fascination with wandlore sometimes eclipsed his sense of right and wrong; he was so fascinated with what a powerful wizard can do when matched with the right wand that he became detached from the good or evil nature of their actions. A prime example of this would be Tom Riddle, also known as Lord Voldemort. Even after the First Wizarding War, Ollivander remembered him as having done "great things" with his wand - "Terrible, yes, but great". An even more extreme example was during the Second Wizarding War, when Ollivander, having just been rescued from a year of imprisonment and torture at Voldemort's hands, was briefly enthralled by the thought of what Voldemort might do when matched with the Elder Wand.

However, Ollivander still valued his own life and well-being, and divulged information to Voldemort whenever threatened with death and tortured by the Cruciatus Curse. The wandmaker feared the Dark Lord's wrath and begged for mercy when informed that his (Ollivander's) advice about using another wand was incorrect.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

  • Wandmaker: Garrick Ollivander, just as other Ollivander family members, was considered as the best British wandmaker.
  • Non-verbal magic: Ollivander may have had the ability to perform non-verbal spells, as no incantation was mentioned when he conjured smoke rings in 1994.
  • Apparition: He could Apparate, but failed in 1998 at Malfoy Manor due to enchantments placed on the cellar.
  • Transfiguration: He is skilled with conjuration, a difficult branch of transfiguration, conjuring flowers, birds, smoke rings, and wine in 1994.
  • Duelling: It is quite reasonable to say that Ollivander was a skilled duellist in his time due to his ability in wandlore and ability to identify spells easily. His knowledge of Wandlore would also have assisted him as he is familiar with the weaknesses and strengthes of different wands.
  • Wand versatility: In 1994, Ollivander used Cedric's, Fleur's, Viktor's and Harry's wands, each with successful effect.

RelationshipsEdit

Harry PotterEdit

"I think it is clear that we can expect great things from you, Mr Potter."
—Ollivander to Harry during their first meeting.[src]

Like most of the wizarding world, Ollivander heard of Harry and his defeat of Lord Voldemort in 1981. He first met Harry in 1991 and sold him his wand. The phoenix feather in Harry's and Riddle's wands came from the same phoenix, Fawkes, something that Ollivander considered "curious".

Ollivander's relationship with Harry Potter grew after the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor when Harry rescued him from imprisonment and during their subsequent stay at the Shell Cottage. Harry would go on to obtain vital information about the Elder Wand from Ollivander, which would later prove instrumental for bringing about the final defeat of Lord Voldemort.

Luna LovegoodEdit

Luna: "I'm going to miss you, Mr Ollivander."
Ollivander: "And I you, my dear. You were an inexpressible comfort to me in that terrible place."
— Luna says goodbye to Mr Ollivander as he departs from Shell Cottage.[src]

Ollivander also developed a close relationship with Luna Lovegood, for she was a comfort to him during their imprisonment in Malfoy Manor. Ollivander later repaid her kindness by creating a new wand for her.

Lord VoldemortEdit

"He tortured me, you must understand that! The Cruciatus Curse, I - I had no choice but to tell him what I knew, what I guessed - "
—Ollivander tells Harry how Voldemort tortured him to procure information about the Elder Wand.[src]

Ollivander was afraid of Lord Voldemort, and referred to him as "You-Know-Who" like almost all other wizards. He was kidnapped by Death Eaters and tortured by Voldemort for information about Voldemort's wand's relationship with Harry's wand.

Known wand salesEdit

Owner Wood Length Core Notes
Mary Cattermole Cherry 8¾" Unicorn hair Dolores Umbridge accused Mary of stealing this wand, though she claimed she bought it at Ollivanders Wand Shop in Diagon Alley when she was eleven years old.
Cedric Diggory Ash 12¼" Unicorn hair This wand was "pleasantly springy"; hair from particularly fine male unicorn (seventeen hands high), which nearly gored Mr Ollivander with its horn after he plucked its tail hair.
Lily Evans Willow 10¼" Unknown This wand was "swishy" and "nice for Charm work".
Hermione Granger Vine 10¾" Dragon heartstring This wand was confiscated when the trio was captured by Snatchers in 1998.
Rubeus Hagrid Oak 16" Unknown This wand is "rather bendy"; snapped in half when Hagrid was expelled from Hogwarts during his third year - the pieces are almost certainly hidden in Hagrid's pink umbrella.
Bellatrix Lestrange Walnut 12¾" Dragon heartstring This wand is described as "unyielding"; passed into the possession of Hermione Granger after the Battle of Malfoy Manor in 1998.
Neville Longbottom

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Cherry 13" Unicorn hair May have been one of the last wands Mr Ollivander sold before he disappeared in 1996.
Draco Malfoy Hawthorn 10" Unicorn hair "Reasonably springy"; this wand passed into the possession of Harry Potter after the Battle of Malfoy Manor in 1998 until Harry came into possession of the Elder Wand and mended his first wand.
Harry Potter Holly 11" Phoenix feather Nice and supple; Costs 7 Galleons; The only known wand to cause Priori Incantatem (caused with Voldemort's Phoenix-Feather-wand); Can hurt but can not kill its Brother; broken in December 1997 while fleeing from Godric's Hollow; repaired with the Elder Wand in May 1998.
James Potter Mahogany 11" Unknown This wand was "pliable" and "excellent for transfiguration".
Peter Pettigrew x2  Chestnut 9¼" Dragon heartstring This wand was "brittle"; owned by Pettigrew only since Ollivander had been kidnapped of 1996; passed into the possession of Ron Weasley after the skirmish in Malfoy Manor in 1998.
Tom Marvolo Riddle/Voldemort Yew 13½" Phoenix feather This wand is "brother" to Harry Potter's wand - the core tail feathers are both from Fawkes.
Charlie Weasley/Ron Weasley Ash 12" Unicorn hair Ron's brother Charlie's old wand; severely damaged in September 1992 after a run-in with the Whomping Willow, destroyed in the process of backfiring on Lockhart as he attempted to wipe Ron and Harry's memories (showing the great loyalty of Unicorn wands)

Ron Weasley

Willow 14" Unicorn hair Purchased with his father's winnings from a Daily Prophet draw.

Behind the scenesEdit

Ollivander LEGO

Ollivander as a LEGO mini-figure

  • Garrick Ollivander is played by John Hurt in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2. An extra portrayed Ollivander in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
  • Ollivander is one of the only people before Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone who knew Voldemort's real name. He said in the first book he knows that Voldemort's wand caused Harry's scar. While this is not stated in any explicit way, the very fact that Voldemort has only ever had one wand (except for his use of the wand of Lucius Malfoy and the Elder Wand very late in life) would ensure that Ollivander would have sold him a wand at age 11, when he still used his former name.
  • Ollivander's first name, Garrick, was revealed via his shop in Pottermore.
  • In the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book, Ollivander has no knowledge of the term "Deathly Hallows", being only aware of the Elder Wand, but not of its status as one of these fabled objects. However In the film, he is fully aware of the legend and even provides some information about it not provided by Xenophilius Lovegood. He denies the tale having any truth, however, until Harry forces him to admit that he told Voldemort about the Elder Wand.

EtymologyEdit

Garrick comes from a Germanic name meaning "spear power".[citation needed]Here it may be connected to David Garrick, the 18th century actor who gave his name to the Garrick Theatre in London (and the Garrick Club).

AppearancesEdit

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Death Eaters Apparating across Charing Cross Road and into Diagon Alley, smashing the windows of his shop and kidnapping him.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Pottermore
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ollivander was born on 25th September, this means that, to be of age in 1938 to sell Tom Riddle a wand in July 1938, he needed to have finished Hogwarts and be of age. This means that he had to be born in or before 1919 as, if he was born in 1920, he would have missed the cut-off date for Hogwarts in 1931 due to being too young (this is the same reason Hermione started in 1991, not 1990) and would have started Hogwarts in September 1932 and finished in 1939, which cannot be possible as he sold Tom Riddle a wand in 1938. Thus, his date of birth cannot be 1920 and has to be in or sometime before the previous year, 1919.
  3. [1]
  4. Pottermore wand wood information (transcription available here)
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  7. He is seen being kidnapped by Fenrir Greyback and his Death Eaters in Diagon Alley. His face is obscured by a sack.


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