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*[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]
'''Justin Finch-Fletchley''' was a [[Muggle-born]] wizard. He was in the same year as [[Harry Potter]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and was sorted into [[Hufflepuff]] house in 1991. Justin was a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] and good friends with housemates [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]] and [[Hannah Abbott]].
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{{Quote|My name was down for [[Eton]], you know. I can't tell you how glad I am I came here instead. Of course, Mother was slightly disappointed, but since I made her read [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]]'s books I think she's begun to see how useful it'll be to have a fully trained wizard in the family ''[...]'' |Justin introduces himself to Harry Potter|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
==Biography==
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'''Justin Finch-Fletchley''' (b. [[1980]]) was a [[Muggle-born]] wizard. He was in the same year as [[Harry Potter]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and was sorted into [[Hufflepuff]] house in 1991. Justin was a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]], an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter and was good friends with housemates [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]] and [[Hannah Abbott]].
===Early life===
 
Unaware of his [[Wizards|magical abilities]], Justin was headed to the [[England|English]] public school [[Eton]] before receiving his [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|letter of admission]] to Hogwarts.<ref name="COS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref> The prestige of this school and his double-barrelled surname suggest that Justin comes from a posh, upper-class [[Muggle]] [[Finch-Fletchley family|family]].
 
   
===Education at Hogwarts===
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==Biography==
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===Early life {{C|1980-1991}}===
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Unaware of his [[Wizards|magical abilities]], Justin was headed to the [[England|English]] public school [[Eton]] before receiving his [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|letter of admission]] to Hogwarts.<ref name="COS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref> The prestige of this school and his double-barrelled surname could suggest that Justin comes from an upper-class [[Muggle]] [[Finch-Fletchley family|family]].
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===Hogwarts years {{C|1991-1997}}===
 
====First year====
 
====First year====
 
In [[1991]], he began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He was [[Sorting Hat|sorted]] into [[Hufflepuff]]. Despite his mother's misgivings, he was glad to go to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] instead of [[Eton]]. In the summer holidays before second year, he gave [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s books to his mother. The stories finally convinced her of the advantages of having a trained wizard in the family.
 
In [[1991]], he began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He was [[Sorting Hat|sorted]] into [[Hufflepuff]]. Despite his mother's misgivings, he was glad to go to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] instead of [[Eton]]. In the summer holidays before second year, he gave [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s books to his mother. The stories finally convinced her of the advantages of having a trained wizard in the family.
   
 
====Second year====
 
====Second year====
[[File:Justin_Herbology_HP2_1.jpg|thumb|left|170px|Justin attends Herbology class in 1992]]
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[[File:Cos2112.jpg|left|thumb|250x250px|Justin attending a first year Transfiguration class]]
In the first [[Herbology]] lesson of his [[1992-1993 school year|second year]] on [[3 September]], [[1992]], Justin was grouped with [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]]. He cheerfully introduced himself to the Trio and made flattering remarks to each of them, congratulating [[Harry Potter|Harry]] on his general fame, [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] on her intelligence and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] on his father's [[Flying Ford Anglia]]. The latter did not go over well with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], who had just received a [[Howler]] from his mother for stealing the car. Justin continued to talk about [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]]; he was obviously impressed with the new teacher. He also shared that he was initially headed for [[Eton]] and how [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]]'s books had impressed his mother. Their conversation then ended because all students had to put on earmuffs to re-pot [[mandrake]]s.
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In the first [[Herbology]] lesson of his [[1992-1993 school year|second year]] on 3 September, 1992, Justin was grouped with [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]]. He cheerfully introduced himself to the Trio and made flattering remarks to each of them, congratulating Harry on his general fame, [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] on her intelligence and Ron on his father's [[Flying Ford Anglia]]. The latter did not go over well with Ron, who had just received a [[Howler]] from his mother for stealing the car. Justin continued to talk about [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]]; he was obviously impressed with the new teacher. He also shared that he was initially headed for [[Eton]] and how Lockhart's books had impressed his mother. Their conversation then ended because all students had to put on earmuffs to re-pot [[mandrake]]s. He was later present in Defence Against the Dark Arts when Gilderoy Lockhart released a cage-full of Cornish pixies into their midst; Justin initially tried to salvage his books from the pixies destructive rampage but quickly gave up the attempt and pelted for the door along with everyone else.
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[[File:Writing on wall-pmr.png|thumb|251x251px|The writing on the wall "''The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the [[Lord Voldemort|heir]]... beware''"]]
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Harry met Justin again in a school corridor a few days after [[Mrs Norris]] was found Petrified on [[Hallowe'en]]. He opened his mouth to greet him, but before he could say anything, Justin turned and ran off in fright. Obviously, Justin believed a rumour started by [[Argus Filch]] that Harry was the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]], and, being [[Muggle-born]], he saw himself as a potential victim. When Harry told Ron about this, Ron dismissed Justin as "an idiot" on account of his praise of Lockhart.
   
[[Harry Potter|Harry]] met Justin again in a school corridor a few days after [[Mrs. Norris]] was found Petrified on [[Halloween]]. He opened his mouth to greet him, but before he could say anything, Justin turned and ran off in fright. Obviously, Justin believed a rumour started by [[Argus Filch]] that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]], and, being [[Muggle-born]], he saw himself as a potential victim. When [[Harry Potter|Harry]] told [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] about this, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] dismissed Justin as "an idiot" on account of his praise of [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]].
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[[File:Justin_int_Harry_COS_1.jpg|thumb|235x235px|Justin introduces himself to Harry at the Duelling Club|left]]
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Justin attended Gilderoy Lockhart's [[Duelling Club]] meeting on [[17 December]]. Lockhart paired him with [[Neville Longbottom]] to practice ''[[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]''. Apparently, neither of them did particularly well; at the end of the first round, both were lying on the floor and panting. Most other students had not fared much better. Lockhart admitted that it might be good to teach defensive moves first and asked Neville and Justin to demonstrate for the class, but [[Severus Snape]] dismissed them on account of Neville's lack of talent. He picked [[Draco Malfoy]] and Harry instead. During their duel, Malfoy used ''[[Serpensortia]]'' to conjure a snake. Lockhart tried to vanish it, but his spell only let the snake fly up into the air and thud back unto the floor. Hissing angrily, it slithered towards Justin and prepared to strike. Before it could attack the boy, however, Harry instinctively commanded it in [[Parseltongue]] to stop. The snake grew peaceful and turned away from Justin to face Harry. However, Justin, who had of course not understood Harry's command and already mistrusted him, thought that Harry had been encouraging the snake. Looking angry and scared, he shouted "''What are you playing at?''" and ran off before Harry could answer.
   
[[File:Justin_int_Harry_COS_1.jpg|thumb|230px|Justin introduces himself to Harry at the Duelling Club.]]
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The fact that Harry was a Parselmouth solidified Justin and his fellow [[Hufflepuff]]s' belief that he must be the Heir of Slytherin and that he had chosen Justin as his next victim. When their [[Herbology]] lesson was cancelled due to a blizzard the next day, [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]] told Justin to hide in the dormitory. For some reason, Justin did not follow this advice and left the [[Hufflepuff]] [[common room]] alone. In an upstairs corridor (most likely on the fifth floor, possibly higher), he met [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]]. Both of them saw the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] there; Justin looked into the monster's eyes through Nick's transparent form which protected him from death. Unfortunately, it couldn't shield him fully and both Justin and the ghost were Petrified.
Justin attended [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s [[Duelling Club]] meeting on [[17 December]]. [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]] paired him with [[Neville Longbottom]] to practice [[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]. Apparently, neither of them did particularly well; at the end of the first round, both were lying on the floor and panting. Most other students had not fared much better. [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]] admitted that it might be good to teach defensive moves first and asked [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]] and Justin to demonstrate for the class, but [[Severus Snape]] dismissed them on account of [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]]'s lack of talent. He picked [[Draco Malfoy]] and [[Harry Potter|Harry]] instead. During their duel, [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]] used [[Serpensortia]] to conjure a snake. [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]] tried to vanish it, but his spell only let the snake fly up into the air and thud back unto the floor. Hissing angrily, it slithered towards Justin and prepared to strike. Before it could attack the boy, however, [[Harry Potter|Harry]] instinctively commanded it in [[Parseltongue]] to stop. The snake grew peaceful and turned away from Justin to face [[Harry Potter|Harry]]. However, Justin, who had of course not understood [[Harry Potter|Harry]]'s command and already mistrusted him, thought that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] had been encouraging the snake. Looking angry and scared, he shouted "What are you playing at?" and ran off before Harry could answer.
 
   
The fact that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was a [[Parseltongue|Parselmouth]] solidified Justin and his fellow [[Hufflepuff]]s' belief that he must be the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]] and that he had chosen Justin as his next victim. When their [[Herbology]] lesson was cancelled due to a blizzard the next day, [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]] told his friend to hide in the dormitory. For some reason, Justin did not follow this advice and left the [[Hufflepuff]] [[common room]] alone. In an upstairs corridor (most likely on the fifth floor, possibly higher), he met [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]]. Both of them saw the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] there; Justin looked into the monster's eyes through Nick's transparent form which protected him from death. He and the ghost were Petrified.
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[[File:Justin_petrified_COS_1.jpg|thumb|251x251px|Justin after being petrified]]
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Meanwhile, Harry wanted to explain to Justin what had really happened the night before. He went to look for him and overheard a group of Hufflepuffs discussing their suspicions in the library. He was unable to convince them that he had not tried to set the snake on Justin and stormed out of the library. After a short encounter with [[Rubeus Hagrid]], he went upstairs and came into the corridor of the recent attack. [[Peeves]] saw him, Justin and Nick, and started yelling. So many people burst into the corridor that Justin was almost squashed. Among them was Ernie, who accused Harry of being "caught in the act".
[[File:Justin_petrified_COS_1.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Justin after being petrified]]
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[[File:Petrification.jpg|thumb|245x245px|The petrified victims being visited by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley |left]]
Meanwhile, [[Harry Potter|Harry]] wanted to explain to Justin what had really happened the night before. He went to look for him and overheard a group of [[Hufflepuff]]s discussing their suspicions in the library. He was unable to convince them that he had not tried to set the snake on Justin and stormed out of the library. After a short encounter with [[Rubeus Hagrid]], he went upstairs and came into the corridor of the recent attack. [[Peeves]] saw him, Justin and Nick, and started yelling. So many people burst into the corridor that Justin was almost squashed. Among them was Ernie, who accused Harry of being "caught in the act". [[Professor]]s Flitwick and Sinistra carried Justin into the [[Hospital wing]], where he stayed until the evening of [[29 May]], when he and the other victims were cured with the [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]]. That night, [[Harry Potter|Harry]] slew the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]], and a great feast that lasted all night was held in the [[Great Hall]]. During the celebrations, Justin came over to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] from the [[Hufflepuff]] table to wring his hand and apologise at great length about suspecting him.
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Professors Flitwick and Sinistra carried Justin into the [[hospital wing]], where he stayed until the evening of [[29 May]], when he and the other victims were cured with the [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]]. That night, Harry slew the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]], and a great feast that lasted all night was held in the [[Great Hall]]. During the celebrations, Justin came over to Harry from the [[Hufflepuff]] table to wring his hand and apologise at great length about suspecting him.
   
 
====Third and fourth years====
 
====Third and fourth years====
After his Petrification, Justin and [[Harry Potter|Harry]] got along well. This changed only briefly when [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was chosen as the second [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Triwizard Tournament]] Champion on [[Halloween]], [[1994]]. Like many [[Hufflepuff]]s, Justin and [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie]] thought that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] wanted to steal their house mate [[Cedric Diggory]]'s glory. Consequently, they did not speak to him during [[Herbology]] on [[2 November]], when they were re-potting [[Bouncing Bulb]]s at the same tray. When one of the plants smacked [[Harry Potter|Harry]] in the face, they laughed at him.
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After his Petrification, Justin and [[Harry Potter]] got along well. This changed only briefly when Harry was chosen as the second [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Triwizard Tournament]] Champion on [[Hallowe'en]], [[1994]]. Like many [[Hufflepuff]]s, Justin and [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie]] thought that Harry wanted to steal their house mate [[Cedric Diggory]]'s glory. Consequently, they did not speak to him during [[Herbology]] on [[2 November]], when they were re-potting [[Bouncing Bulb]]s at the same tray. When one of the plants smacked Harry in the face, they laughed at him. By the end of the year, their relationship had improved.
   
 
====Fifth year====
 
====Fifth year====
On the first [[Hogsmeade]] weekend of their [[1995-1996 school year|fifth year]] on [[5 October]], [[1995]], Justin, [[Hannah Abbott|Hannah]], [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie]] and [[Susan Bones]] went to the [[Hog's Head]] together to listen to [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s proposal to found a secret [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] study group led by [[Harry Potter|Harry]]. When [[Harry Potter|Harry]] admitted that he had killed the [[Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] with [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]], Justin whistled. At the end of the meeting, Justin and his friends signed [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s parchment, thereby agreeing not to tell anybody about the group. They all came to the first meeting of [[Dumbledore's Army]] in the [[Room of Requirement]] on [[9 October]]. During the meeting, Justin was paired with [[Luna Lovegood]] to practice [[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]. Her performance was erratic—sometimes she successfully disarmed Justin, at other times she simply caused his hair to stand on end, and once she made his robes fly up over his head so that he had to disentangle him from them.
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[[File:D.a. hogs head.jpg|thumb|250x250px|The first D.A. meeting that Justin attended along with his friends]]
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On the first [[Hogsmeade]] weekend of their fifth year on 5 October, 1995, Justin, [[Hannah Abbott|Hannah]], [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie]], and [[Susan Bones]] went to the [[Hog's Head]] together to listen to [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s proposal to found a secret [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] study group led by Harry. When Harry admitted that he had killed the [[Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] with [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]], Justin whistled in astonishment. At the end of the meeting, Justin and his friends signed Hermione's parchment, thereby agreeing not to tell anybody about the group. They all came to the first meeting of [[Dumbledore's Army]] in the [[Room of Requirement]] on [[9 October]]. During the meeting, Justin was paired with [[Luna Lovegood]] to practice ''[[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]''. Her performance was erratic—sometimes she successfully disarmed Justin, at other times she simply caused his hair to stand on end, and once she made his robes fly up over his head so that he had to disentangle himself from them. Justin's performance with the spell was unknown.
   
On the journey back to London at the end of fifth year, Justin shared a compartment with [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie]], [[Hannah Abbott|Hannah]], [[Susan Bones|Susan]], [[Anthony Goldstein]], and [[Terry Boot]], all members of [[Dumbledore's Army]]. [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]], [[Vincent Crabbe|Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle|Goyle]] tried to attack [[Harry Potter|Harry]] right outside their compartment door when he was on his way back from the toilet.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> They saw this through the glass and immediately came to [[Harry Potter|Harry]]'s aid, using all the curses he had taught them over the year until the three offenders resembled three gigantic slugs. Ernie and Justin hoisted them into the luggage rack where they were left to ooze.
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On the journey back to London at the end of fifth year, Justin shared a compartment with Ernie, Hannah, Susan, [[Anthony Goldstein]], and [[Terry Boot]], all members of Dumbledore's Army. [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]], [[Vincent Crabbe|Crabbe]], and [[Gregory Goyle|Goyle]] tried to attack Harry right outside their compartment door when he was on his way back from the toilet.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> They saw this through the glass and immediately came to Harry's aid, using all the curses he had taught them over the year until the three offenders resembled three gigantic slugs. Ernie and Justin hoisted them into the luggage rack where they were left to ooze as retribution for the unlawful deduction of points from Hufflepuff.
   
===Pulled out of education===
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===Pulled out of education {{C|1997-1998}}===
As Justin was [[Muggle-born]], he would not have been able to attend school at Hogwarts during the [[1997–1998 school year]]. It is possible that he could have been persecuted and sentenced by the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]], went on the run from [[Snatchers]], went into hiding with his family, or simply left Britain. It is also unknown if he returned and fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], and whether or not he even survived the chaotic events of the final year of the [[Second Wizarding War]].
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As Justin was [[Muggle-born]], he would not have been able to attend school at Hogwarts during the [[1997–1998 school year]]. It is possible that he could have been persecuted and sentenced by the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]], went on the run from [[Snatchers]], went into hiding with his family, or simply left Britain. It is also unknown if he returned and fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], and whether or not he even survived the chaotic events of the final year of the [[Second Wizarding War]]. If he did, he likely attended the Dumbledore's Army reunion at the Quidditch World Cup.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
Justin has curly hair. His behavior is outgoing, talkative, cheerful and friendly. He seems a little naive and easily impressed and influenced by others. For instance, he believed all of [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s fabricated tales and admired him greatly. He was also among the first to believe in rumours that [[Harry Potter]] was the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]] (even before it became known that Harry was a [[Parseltongue|Parselmouth]]) and consequently ran away from him in fright. He admits himself that he is not particularly brave. The fact that the [[Sorting Hat]] put him in [[Hufflepuff]] indicates that he is hard-working, loyal, and just.
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Justin had curly blond hair. His behaviour was outgoing, talkative, cheerful, and friendly. He seemed a little naive and easily impressed and influenced by others. For instance, he believed all of [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s fabricated tales and admired him greatly. He was also among the first to believe in rumours that [[Harry Potter]] was the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]] (even before it became known that Harry was a [[Parseltongue|Parselmouth]]) and consequently ran away from him in fright. He admits himself that he is not particularly brave. The fact that the [[Sorting Hat]] put him in [[Hufflepuff]] indicates that he is hard-working, loyal, and just. Given that he was originally bound for Eton, a prestigious rugby school, he likely has a short and stocky physique typical of rugby players.
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==Relations==
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===Ernie Macmillan===
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[[File:ErnieM.jpg|thumb|202x202px|Ernie Macmillan, his best friend and house mate|left]]
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Justin and [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]] were close friends during their time at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], both having been sorted into the house of [[Hufflepuff]] during their first year and despite their differing blood status. During their second year, they were seen together in the dueling club. When Harry Potter talked with the snake, that Malfoy had conjured, Ernest shielded Justin, as he had thought that Harry was pointing the snake at Justin. Ernie was very upset when Justin was Petrified and this increased his suspicions about Harry until the attack on Hermione Granger. Both Justin, Enrie and Hannah Abbott joined [[Dumbledore's Army]].<ref name="CS" />
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===Hannah Abbott===
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[[File:Hannah.jpg|thumb|197x197px|Hannah Abbott, his friend and house mate|right]]
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[[Hannah Abbott|Hannah]] and Justin Finch-Fletchley were close friends during their time at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], both having been sorted into the house of [[Hufflepuff]] during their first year. During the second year, when Justin was petrified by the Basilisk, Hanna comforted her friend Ernie Macmillan. Both Hannah and Justin joined [[Dumbledore's Army]]. <ref name="CS" />
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*It is interesting to note that the trio formed by Ernie, Hannah and Justin is quite simillar to the trio formed by Harry, Ron and Hermione. Both trios are made up by member each having a different Blood Status: Pure-blood (Ernie and Ron), half-blood (Hannah and Harry), and Muggle-born (Justin and Hermione).
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*It is interesting to note that the trio formed by Ernie, Hannah and Justin is quite similar to the trio formed by Harry, Ron and Hermione. Both trios are made up by member each having a different Blood Status: Pure-blood (Ernie and Ron), half-blood (Hannah and Harry), and Muggle-born (Justin and Hermione).
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', besides [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]], Justin is the only character that does not need to be bought at [[Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions]], as he is required in the scene when the player learns how to make [[Polyjuice Potion]].
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*Justin is the only male character to display open admiration rather than disgust for Gilderoy Lockhart. Due to this, it has been suggested by some fans that he might be gay, but this has never been confirmed or denied by Rowling. Given Hogwarts' high tolerance for differences and his close relationship with Ernie Macmillan, this could be possible.
*In the PS1 video game of ''Chamber of Secrets'', Justin is depicted in the Speaker's Book as a [[Ravenclaw]] rather than a [[Hufflepuff]]. However this could simply be a mis-colouring.
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*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', besides [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]], Justin is the only character that does not need to be bought at [[Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions]], as he is required in the scene when the player learns how to make [[Polyjuice Potion]]. Also in the game, Justin's minifigure looks almost exactly the same as [[Tom Riddle]], with a few minor differences:
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'', Justin is portrayed by British actor [[Edward Randell]].
 
*In [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]], Justin looks almost exactly the same as [[Tom Riddle]], with a few minor differences:
 
 
**The way they hold their [[wand]]
 
**The way they hold their [[wand]]
 
**[[Hufflepuff]] vs. [[Slytherin]]
 
**[[Hufflepuff]] vs. [[Slytherin]]
 
**Tom can use [[Dark Magic]]
 
**Tom can use [[Dark Magic]]
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|PS1 video game]] of ''Chamber of Secrets'', Justin is depicted in the Speaker's Book as a [[Ravenclaw]] rather than a [[Hufflepuff]]. However this could simply be a mis-colouring. The same happened to [[Colin Creevey]].
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|GBA version of the video game]] of ''Chamber of Secrets'', Justin Finch-Fletchley is similarly depicted as a [[Ravenclaw]].
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'', Justin is portrayed by British actor [[Edward Randell]]. He speaks with a very distinctive, upper-class accent and uses fairly posh words and phrases such as "frightfully brave" and "chap", further lending credence to the possibility that he is from an upper-class family.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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"My name was down for Eton, you know. I can't tell you how glad I am I came here instead. Of course, Mother was slightly disappointed, but since I made her read Lockhart's books I think she's begun to see how useful it'll be to have a fully trained wizard in the family [...] "
—Justin introduces himself to Harry Potter[src]

Justin Finch-Fletchley (b. 1980) was a Muggle-born wizard. He was in the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Hufflepuff house in 1991. Justin was a member of Dumbledore's Army, an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter and was good friends with housemates Ernie Macmillan and Hannah Abbott.

BiographyEdit

Early life (1980-1991)Edit

Unaware of his magical abilities, Justin was headed to the English public school Eton before receiving his letter of admission to Hogwarts.[3] The prestige of this school and his double-barrelled surname could suggest that Justin comes from an upper-class Muggle family.

Hogwarts years (1991-1997)Edit

First yearEdit

In 1991, he began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was sorted into Hufflepuff. Despite his mother's misgivings, he was glad to go to Hogwarts instead of Eton. In the summer holidays before second year, he gave Gilderoy Lockhart's books to his mother. The stories finally convinced her of the advantages of having a trained wizard in the family.

Second yearEdit

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Justin attending a first year Transfiguration class

In the first Herbology lesson of his second year on 3 September, 1992, Justin was grouped with Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. He cheerfully introduced himself to the Trio and made flattering remarks to each of them, congratulating Harry on his general fame, Hermione on her intelligence and Ron on his father's Flying Ford Anglia. The latter did not go over well with Ron, who had just received a Howler from his mother for stealing the car. Justin continued to talk about Lockhart; he was obviously impressed with the new teacher. He also shared that he was initially headed for Eton and how Lockhart's books had impressed his mother. Their conversation then ended because all students had to put on earmuffs to re-pot mandrakes. He was later present in Defence Against the Dark Arts when Gilderoy Lockhart released a cage-full of Cornish pixies into their midst; Justin initially tried to salvage his books from the pixies destructive rampage but quickly gave up the attempt and pelted for the door along with everyone else.

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The writing on the wall "The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir... beware"

Harry met Justin again in a school corridor a few days after Mrs Norris was found Petrified on Hallowe'en. He opened his mouth to greet him, but before he could say anything, Justin turned and ran off in fright. Obviously, Justin believed a rumour started by Argus Filch that Harry was the Heir of Slytherin, and, being Muggle-born, he saw himself as a potential victim. When Harry told Ron about this, Ron dismissed Justin as "an idiot" on account of his praise of Lockhart.

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Justin introduces himself to Harry at the Duelling Club

Justin attended Gilderoy Lockhart's Duelling Club meeting on 17 December. Lockhart paired him with Neville Longbottom to practice Expelliarmus. Apparently, neither of them did particularly well; at the end of the first round, both were lying on the floor and panting. Most other students had not fared much better. Lockhart admitted that it might be good to teach defensive moves first and asked Neville and Justin to demonstrate for the class, but Severus Snape dismissed them on account of Neville's lack of talent. He picked Draco Malfoy and Harry instead. During their duel, Malfoy used Serpensortia to conjure a snake. Lockhart tried to vanish it, but his spell only let the snake fly up into the air and thud back unto the floor. Hissing angrily, it slithered towards Justin and prepared to strike. Before it could attack the boy, however, Harry instinctively commanded it in Parseltongue to stop. The snake grew peaceful and turned away from Justin to face Harry. However, Justin, who had of course not understood Harry's command and already mistrusted him, thought that Harry had been encouraging the snake. Looking angry and scared, he shouted "What are you playing at?" and ran off before Harry could answer.

The fact that Harry was a Parselmouth solidified Justin and his fellow Hufflepuffs' belief that he must be the Heir of Slytherin and that he had chosen Justin as his next victim. When their Herbology lesson was cancelled due to a blizzard the next day, Ernie Macmillan told Justin to hide in the dormitory. For some reason, Justin did not follow this advice and left the Hufflepuff common room alone. In an upstairs corridor (most likely on the fifth floor, possibly higher), he met Nearly Headless Nick. Both of them saw the Basilisk there; Justin looked into the monster's eyes through Nick's transparent form which protected him from death. Unfortunately, it couldn't shield him fully and both Justin and the ghost were Petrified.

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Justin after being petrified

Meanwhile, Harry wanted to explain to Justin what had really happened the night before. He went to look for him and overheard a group of Hufflepuffs discussing their suspicions in the library. He was unable to convince them that he had not tried to set the snake on Justin and stormed out of the library. After a short encounter with Rubeus Hagrid, he went upstairs and came into the corridor of the recent attack. Peeves saw him, Justin and Nick, and started yelling. So many people burst into the corridor that Justin was almost squashed. Among them was Ernie, who accused Harry of being "caught in the act".

Petrification

The petrified victims being visited by Harry Potter and Ron Weasley

Professors Flitwick and Sinistra carried Justin into the hospital wing, where he stayed until the evening of 29 May, when he and the other victims were cured with the Mandrake Restorative Draught. That night, Harry slew the Basilisk, and a great feast that lasted all night was held in the Great Hall. During the celebrations, Justin came over to Harry from the Hufflepuff table to wring his hand and apologise at great length about suspecting him.

Third and fourth yearsEdit

After his Petrification, Justin and Harry Potter got along well. This changed only briefly when Harry was chosen as the second Hogwarts Triwizard Tournament Champion on Hallowe'en, 1994. Like many Hufflepuffs, Justin and Ernie thought that Harry wanted to steal their house mate Cedric Diggory's glory. Consequently, they did not speak to him during Herbology on 2 November, when they were re-potting Bouncing Bulbs at the same tray. When one of the plants smacked Harry in the face, they laughed at him. By the end of the year, their relationship had improved.

Fifth yearEdit

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The first D.A. meeting that Justin attended along with his friends

On the first Hogsmeade weekend of their fifth year on 5 October, 1995, Justin, Hannah, Ernie, and Susan Bones went to the Hog's Head together to listen to Hermione's proposal to found a secret Defence Against the Dark Arts study group led by Harry. When Harry admitted that he had killed the Basilisk with Godric Gryffindor's Sword, Justin whistled in astonishment. At the end of the meeting, Justin and his friends signed Hermione's parchment, thereby agreeing not to tell anybody about the group. They all came to the first meeting of Dumbledore's Army in the Room of Requirement on 9 October. During the meeting, Justin was paired with Luna Lovegood to practice Expelliarmus. Her performance was erratic—sometimes she successfully disarmed Justin, at other times she simply caused his hair to stand on end, and once she made his robes fly up over his head so that he had to disentangle himself from them. Justin's performance with the spell was unknown.

On the journey back to London at the end of fifth year, Justin shared a compartment with Ernie, Hannah, Susan, Anthony Goldstein, and Terry Boot, all members of Dumbledore's Army. Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle tried to attack Harry right outside their compartment door when he was on his way back from the toilet.[4] They saw this through the glass and immediately came to Harry's aid, using all the curses he had taught them over the year until the three offenders resembled three gigantic slugs. Ernie and Justin hoisted them into the luggage rack where they were left to ooze as retribution for the unlawful deduction of points from Hufflepuff.

Pulled out of education (1997-1998)Edit

As Justin was Muggle-born, he would not have been able to attend school at Hogwarts during the 1997–1998 school year. It is possible that he could have been persecuted and sentenced by the Muggle-Born Registration Commission, went on the run from Snatchers, went into hiding with his family, or simply left Britain. It is also unknown if he returned and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, and whether or not he even survived the chaotic events of the final year of the Second Wizarding War. If he did, he likely attended the Dumbledore's Army reunion at the Quidditch World Cup.

Personality and traitsEdit

Justin had curly blond hair. His behaviour was outgoing, talkative, cheerful, and friendly. He seemed a little naive and easily impressed and influenced by others. For instance, he believed all of Gilderoy Lockhart's fabricated tales and admired him greatly. He was also among the first to believe in rumours that Harry Potter was the Heir of Slytherin (even before it became known that Harry was a Parselmouth) and consequently ran away from him in fright. He admits himself that he is not particularly brave. The fact that the Sorting Hat put him in Hufflepuff indicates that he is hard-working, loyal, and just. Given that he was originally bound for Eton, a prestigious rugby school, he likely has a short and stocky physique typical of rugby players.

RelationsEdit

Ernie MacmillanEdit

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Ernie Macmillan, his best friend and house mate

Justin and Ernie Macmillan were close friends during their time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, both having been sorted into the house of Hufflepuff during their first year and despite their differing blood status. During their second year, they were seen together in the dueling club. When Harry Potter talked with the snake, that Malfoy had conjured, Ernest shielded Justin, as he had thought that Harry was pointing the snake at Justin. Ernie was very upset when Justin was Petrified and this increased his suspicions about Harry until the attack on Hermione Granger. Both Justin, Enrie and Hannah Abbott joined Dumbledore's Army.[5]

Hannah AbbottEdit

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Hannah Abbott, his friend and house mate

Hannah and Justin Finch-Fletchley were close friends during their time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, both having been sorted into the house of Hufflepuff during their first year. During the second year, when Justin was petrified by the Basilisk, Hanna comforted her friend Ernie Macmillan. Both Hannah and Justin joined Dumbledore's Army. [5]

EtymologyEdit

  • The English given name Justin is derived from the Roman name Iustinus, which is derived from justus, meaning "just" in Latin. It was the name of at least 8 saints.[6]
  • A finch is a type of small bird.
  • Fletchley is not a recorded surname, however Fletcher its closest equivalent is said to have lots of variations which may well be the name's source. The name Fletcher can mean either 'maker of arrows' or 'a person who equips the bowman'. Fletching also is the part of the arrow used to make it aerodynamic, made most notably out of bird feathers, hence Finch-Fletching.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • It is interesting to note that the trio formed by Ernie, Hannah and Justin is quite similar to the trio formed by Harry, Ron and Hermione. Both trios are made up by member each having a different Blood Status: Pure-blood (Ernie and Ron), half-blood (Hannah and Harry), and Muggle-born (Justin and Hermione).
  • Justin is the only male character to display open admiration rather than disgust for Gilderoy Lockhart. Due to this, it has been suggested by some fans that he might be gay, but this has never been confirmed or denied by Rowling. Given Hogwarts' high tolerance for differences and his close relationship with Ernie Macmillan, this could be possible.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, besides Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger, Justin is the only character that does not need to be bought at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, as he is required in the scene when the player learns how to make Polyjuice Potion. Also in the game, Justin's minifigure looks almost exactly the same as Tom Riddle, with a few minor differences:
  • In the PS1 video game of Chamber of Secrets, Justin is depicted in the Speaker's Book as a Ravenclaw rather than a Hufflepuff. However this could simply be a mis-colouring. The same happened to Colin Creevey.
  • In the GBA version of the video game of Chamber of Secrets, Justin Finch-Fletchley is similarly depicted as a Ravenclaw.
  • In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film), Justin is portrayed by British actor Edward Randell. He speaks with a very distinctive, upper-class accent and uses fairly posh words and phrases such as "frightfully brave" and "chap", further lending credence to the possibility that he is from an upper-class family.

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Pottermore
  2. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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  6. Behind the Name: Justin
Dumbledore's Army
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Founders:
Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Ronald Weasley
Leaders:
Harry Potter (Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley were co-leaders) | Neville Longbottom | Luna Lovegood | Ginny Weasley
Gryffindors:
Katie Bell | Lavender Brown | Colin Creevey | Dennis Creevey | Seamus Finnigan | Angelina Johnson | Lee Jordan | Parvati Patil | Alicia Spinnet | Dean Thomas | Fred Weasley | George Weasley
Ravenclaws:
Terry Boot | Cho Chang | Michael Corner | Marietta Edgecombe | Anthony Goldstein | Padma Patil
Hufflepuffs:
Hannah Abbott | Susan Bones | Justin Finch-Fletchley | Ernie Macmillan | Zacharias Smith


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Gryffindor: Edward · Emily · Harry Potter · Hermione Granger · Neil Randall · Neville Longbottom · Romilda Vane · Ronald Weasley · Seamus Finnigan · Stewart
Hufflepuff: Anthony Otterburn · Heather · Justin Finch-Fletchley · Karl Limpley · Kouta Ohnishi · Rhonda Fladbury
Ravenclaw: Andrew · Helen Dawlish · Rebecca · Shoma Ichikawa · Terry Boot · Trevor Birch
Slytherin: Bridget · Draco Malfoy · Fergus Cowley · Irfan Mustaq · Maynard Hatton · Millicent Bulstrode · Peter · Rachel · Roy
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