|M. G. McGonagall|
M. G. McGonagall was a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the early 1970s. He or she played on the Gryffindor Quidditch team, winning an award for it in 1971, which was displayed at Hogwarts on a plaque that also bore the names of James Potter and R. J. H. King.
McGonagall may have been related to Transfiguration teacher Minerva McGonagall. It is very likely that M.G. McGonagall is one of her nephews or nieces from her two brothers, Robert Jr and Malcolm. M.G McGonagall is not mentioned in the books at all.
Behind the scenes
- The name M. G. McGonagall appears only in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. M. G. McGonagall cannot have been the same person as Minerva McGonagall, as Minerva attended Hogwarts as a student circa 1947 to 1954, and taught there beginning in December 1956. However, it does not say what place on the team that they played, so, it could be Minerva McGonagall if it is referring to her as head of House for Gryffindor, which presumably won the cup that year. It is also possible that it is referring to Minerva's younger brother, Malcolm McGonagall, as it is not stated how much younger than Minerva he is.
- In the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, a trophy can be found in the Trophy Room near the Great Hall. Inspecting it causes Ronald Weasley to comment on the presence of Minerva McGonagall's name near James Potter's, to which Harry Potter speculates that it may have been due to her being Head of Gryffindor House at the time. However, these two awards cannot be considered the same, as the one seen in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a plaque, and not a cup.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Name appears on trophy)
- Pottermore (Possible appearance)
Notes and References
- ↑ He/she was at Hogwarts in 1971. (The person could have been in their first year, as Harry was the youngest Seeker in over a century, not just Quidditch player). 1 September is the eariest birthday possible to not be able to go to school that year upon turning 11. Sometime in early July is the latest possible birthday possible to be able to go to school that year upon turning 11.