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|born=Prior to [[1975]]<ref>It is noted in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', that Mundungus was thrown out of the [[Hog's Head]] twenty years before [[1995]]</ref>
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|born=Prior to [[1960s|1962]]<ref name="birthday">As [[Sirius Black]] noted in [[1995]] that Mundungus had been banned from the [[Hog's Head Inn]] twenty years prior (1975), and only [[third year]]s (thirteen years old) and above are allowed at Hogsmeade.</ref>
 
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|blood=[[Half-blood]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 13</ref>
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|blood=[[Half-blood]]<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' (See [[:File:MundungusFletcherMinistryFile.png|this image]])</ref>
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*[[Inferius]]
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|alias=Dung<ref name="DH28">{{DH}} - Chapter 28 (''The Missing Mirror'')</ref>
*[[Harry Potter]]<ref>Mundungus took Polyjuice Potion to become one of the ''Seven Potters'' in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''.</ref>
 
 
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|height=5ft, 4in<ref name="HPLE"/>
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|wand=[[Mundungus Fletcher's wand|Unknown length, wood and core materials]]
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|wand=[[Mundungus Fletcher's wand|Unknown components]]
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|patronus=Corporeal<ref name="patronus">As [[Arabella Figg]] states that Mundungus could have helped Harry keep the [[Dementor]]s away, and as the [[Order of the Phoenix]] use Patronuses to communicate, it is more than likely that Mundungus could produce a Patronus and that it had a true shape.</ref>
 
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{{Quote|The so-called [[Inferius]] was nothing but a smelly sneak thief by the name of Mundungus Fletcher.|Severus Snape|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
   
'''Mundungus Fletcher''' was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who dwelled in the Wizarding underworld, a dealer of stolen merchandise and controlled substances. He was also one of the original members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], a group dedicated to fighting [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]]. He was something of a con artist, if not an outright criminal. Mundungus fought in some battles of the [[Second Wizarding War]], including the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]] and possibly the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. After the war, he probably continued his life as a con artist.
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{{Quote|The so-called [[Inferius]] was nothing but a smelly sneak thief by the name of Mundungus Fletcher.|[[Severus Snape]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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'''Mundungus Fletcher'''<ref name="OP1">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 1 (''Dudley Demented'')</ref> was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who dealt in [[magic]]al artefacts but who had a notoriously shady reputation<ref name="OP1"/>. He was, despite his con if not outright criminal ways, one of the original members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], a group dedicated to fighting [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and the [[Death Eaters]]<ref name="OP5">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 5 (''The Order of the Phoenix'')</ref>.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Early life===
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Very little is known of Mundungus' early life, although it is known that he was born in [[Great Britain]] or [[Ireland]]<ref name="birthplace">As [[J. K. Rowling]] stated that Hogwarts only serves British and Irish wizards, and Mundungus attended Hogwarts, he must therefore have been British or Irish.</ref> to the [[Fletcher family]]<ref name="HPLE" /> sometime before [[1960s|1962]]<ref name="birthday"/>.
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When he was eleven years old, he received [[Mundungus Fletcher's wand|a wand]], and attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] for seven years<ref name="HPLE"/>. It is unknown even to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] which [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] he was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into<ref name="HPLE"/>.
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By [[1 September]] of [[1998]], all of Mundungus's family had died, and he never married or had any children<ref name="HPLE"/>.
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===First Wizarding War===
 
===First Wizarding War===
Mundungus became a member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] during the [[First Wizarding War]]. He was not well-liked by the other members of the Order and struck many as seeming untrustworthy. However, he was fiercely loyal to Dumbledore after he helped Mundungus out of a "tight spot". His links to the Wizarding underworld are extremely useful in gaining information for the Order. Sometime between [[1975]] to [[1976]], Mundungus offended [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], and Aberforth banned him from the [[Hog's Head]] forever. To this day, Aberforth keeps a good memory of this ban.
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Sometime around [[1970]], Mundungus joined the newly-founded [[Order of the Phoenix]]<ref name="OP5"/>. He was disliked and mistrusted by most of the other members, but was fiercely loyal to [[Albus Dumbledore]] after the latter had helped him out of a bit of trouble<ref name="OP5"/>. His acquaintances in the figurative underworld proved to be quite useful in gaining information for the Order<ref name="OP5"/>. Sometime in [[1970s|1975]], Mundungus offended [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] and was subsequently permanently banned from the [[Hog's Head Inn]]<ref name="OP17">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 17 (''Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four'')</ref>.
   
===Between the wars===
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===Between the Wars===
His loyalty to the Order did not prevent him from pursuing his criminal ways during the period before Voldemort's return, however.
 
 
====1992====
 
====1992====
When [[Arthur Weasley]] returned home from work, and is telling about his day, he mentions that he had a run-in with Mundungus Fletcher during a law enforcement raid, and that Mundungus had tried to hex him when his back was turned.
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On [[3 August]], [[1992]], [[Arthur Weasley]] conducted a raid with the [[Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office]] in the [[British Ministry of Magic]], and when his back was turned, Mundungus tried to [[hex]] him, although perhaps luckily he was unsuccessful<ref name="CS3">{{COS}} - Chapter 3 (''The Burrow'')</ref>.
   
 
====1994====
 
====1994====
It is mentioned that, after the Death Eater riot at the [[Quidditch World Cup]], Mundungus Fletcher put in an absurdly inflated compensation claim for damages to a 12-bedroomed tent with a built-in jacuzzi, when actually, according to [[Percy Weasley]], he was sleeping under a cloak propped up on sticks.
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On [[26 August]], [[1994]], Mundungus attended the [[1994 Quidditch World Cup]] where he slept under a [[cloak]] propped up on sticks<ref name="GF10">{{GOF}} - Chapter 10 (''Mayhem at the Ministry'')</ref>. Nonetheless, after the [[Riot at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup|Death Eater riot]] that took place, he attempted to input an absurdly inflated compensation claim for damages to a twelve-bedroom tent with a built-in [[jacuzzi]], though [[Percy Weasley]], who was working at the Ministry at the time and who had seen Mundungus under the cloak-on-sticks, reported it and Mundungus did not receive anything<ref name="GF10"/>.
   
When Dumbledore learned that [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] had returned, he sent off [[Sirius Black]] to alert "the old crowd", specifically naming [[Remus Lupin]], [[Arabella Figg]], and Mundungus Fletcher.
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When [[Professor]] [[Albus Dumbledore]] learned on [[24 June]], [[1995]] of the [[Return of the Dark Lord]], he demanded of [[Sirius Black]] that the "old crowd" be alerted to the incident, specifically naming Mundungus, [[Remus Lupin]] and [[Arabella Figg]]<ref name="GF36">{{GOF}} - Chapter 36 (''The Parting of the Ways'')</ref>.
   
 
===Second Wizarding War===
 
===Second Wizarding War===
====1995-1996====
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====1995====
[[File:Dungscoba.jpg|thumb|Mundungus with the Advance Guard.]]
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With the return of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] in [[June]] of [[1995]], Mundungus rejoined the Order of the Phoenix but preferred to carry out business deals on stolen goods<ref name="OP1"/>.
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Fred Weasley|Ten Galleons the lot, then, Dung?|Mundungus|Wiv all the trouble I went to to get 'em. I'm sorry, lads, but I'm not taking a [[Knut]] under twenty.|Dung likes his little joke.|[[Fred Weasley]] and Mundungus Fletcher|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}With the return of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] in [[1995]], Fletcher rejoined the Order (much against Molly Weasley's wishes), but found it impossible to place the demands of the Order completely ahead of his own interests. Mundungus was initially set as a guard over [[Harry Potter]], a post he deserted in order to cut a deal on some cauldrons which had "fallen off the back of a broom". During his absence, [[Dementor attack on Harry Potter and Dudley Dursley|Harry and Dudley were attacked by two dementors]], which were repelled by Harry with a [[Patronus Charm]]. Mundungus reappeared after the [[Dementor]] attack, and was chastised (both verbally and with a shopping bag full of cans of cat food) by [[Arabella Figg|Mrs. Figg]], who ordered him to report to Dumbledore.
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Mundungus was supposed to be watching [[Harry Potter]] on [[2 August, 1995]] but instead decided to go off to buy some stolen [[cauldron]]s<ref name="OP2"/>. When he returned to his post, he was shouted at and attacked by [[Arabella Figg]] for deserting his duties<ref name="OP2"/>.
   
Mundungus made his next appearance at the kitchen table [[12 Grimmauld Place]], the headquarters of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. He was asleep at the table; roused, he mumbled that he agreed with [[Sirius Black]]. This is apparently the limits of his usual involvement, making him singularly ineffective as part of the council. At dinner, he told a story that involved selling a load of toads to another underworld character, the joke of which is that they were his own toads that Mundungus had stolen from him; chastised by [[Molly Weasley]], he said that it was all right because the other man had stolen them himself.
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Mundungus stayed for supper that night at [[12 Grimmauld Place]], the Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix, much against the wishes of [[Molly Weasley]] who blamed him for the earlier desertion of his post<ref name="OP5"/>. During supper, he told a joke to [[Fred and George Weasley]] about how he had stolen [[Will]]'s stolen [[toad]]s and then sold them back for twice what they were worth; [[Molly Weasley]] did not approve<ref name="OP5"/>.
   
 
He got into trouble with Molly Weasley when he tried to bring his load of stolen cauldrons to Headquarters for storage. He also provided a number of controlled magical ingredients to [[Fred and George Weasley]], which helped them set up their magic joke shop. However, he slightly redeemed himself in [[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]]'s eyes while cleaning out Grimmauld Place, when he saved [[Ronald Weasley|her son]] from a set of purple cloaks that attempted to strangle him.
 
He got into trouble with Molly Weasley when he tried to bring his load of stolen cauldrons to Headquarters for storage. He also provided a number of controlled magical ingredients to [[Fred and George Weasley]], which helped them set up their magic joke shop. However, he slightly redeemed himself in [[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]]'s eyes while cleaning out Grimmauld Place, when he saved [[Ronald Weasley|her son]] from a set of purple cloaks that attempted to strangle him.
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====1997-1998====
 
====1997-1998====
 
[[File:Dung.jpg|left|150px|thumb|Mundungus as one of the Seven Potters.]]
 
[[File:Dung.jpg|left|150px|thumb|Mundungus as one of the Seven Potters.]]
Mundungus, now freed from Azkaban, was set the task of being one of the six Order members who would be disguised as Harry Potter by means of [[Polyjuice Potion]] on the night Harry escaped from the Dursleys' house, so that if any Death Eaters were waiting for them they wouldn't know which Harry Potter was the real one. Mundungus was very reluctant to do this, fearing that he would be a target. Riding a broomstick behind [[Alastor Moody]] during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], he Disapparated immediately in terror when Voldemort pursued them, leaving Moody to be hit by the [[Killing Curse]] that had been aimed at Mundungus (disguised as Harry Potter) by Voldemort.
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Mundungus, now freed from Azkaban, was set the task of being one of the six Order members who would be disguised as Harry Potter by means of [[Polyjuice Potion]] on the night Harry escaped from the Dursleys' house, so that if any Death Eaters were waiting for them they wouldn't know which Harry Potter was the real one. Mundungus was very reluctant to do this, fearing that he would be a target. Riding a broomstick behind [[Alastor Moody]] during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], he Disapparated immediately in terror when Voldemort pursued them, leaving Moody to be hit by the [[Killing Curse]] that had been aimed at Mundungus (disguised as Harry Potter) by Voldemort.
[[File:Mundungas.png|thumb]]
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The remaining members of the Order of the Phoenix, discussing how Voldemort had known when Harry was going to be moved, had suggested that it might be Mundungus who had leaked the secret. However, it is recalled that Mundungus had suggested the six mock Potters, and that was the one part of the plan that Voldemort had not been prepared for.
 
The remaining members of the Order of the Phoenix, discussing how Voldemort had known when Harry was going to be moved, had suggested that it might be Mundungus who had leaked the secret. However, it is recalled that Mundungus had suggested the six mock Potters, and that was the one part of the plan that Voldemort had not been prepared for.
 
[[File:Mundungus_in_diagon_alley.jpg|thumb|left|Mundungus before being apprehended in Diagon Alley]]
 
[[File:Mundungus_in_diagon_alley.jpg|thumb|left|Mundungus before being apprehended in Diagon Alley]]
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After their arrival at Grimmauld Place, and the discovery of the identity of [[Regulus Arcturus Black|R.A.B.]], Hermione recalled the "heavy locket that none of them could open." Remembering that [[Kreacher]] had been stealing things back that they had been trying to discard, the Trio searched Kreacher's sleeping area with no result, and then Harry summoned Kreacher. Kreacher said that the locket was unfinished business for him, he had been told to destroy it and had not been able to. He also says that Mundungus had stolen it from him.
 
After their arrival at Grimmauld Place, and the discovery of the identity of [[Regulus Arcturus Black|R.A.B.]], Hermione recalled the "heavy locket that none of them could open." Remembering that [[Kreacher]] had been stealing things back that they had been trying to discard, the Trio searched Kreacher's sleeping area with no result, and then Harry summoned Kreacher. Kreacher said that the locket was unfinished business for him, he had been told to destroy it and had not been able to. He also says that Mundungus had stolen it from him.
   
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Mundungus|More? That wouldn’t have been effing difficult…bleedin’ gave it away, di’n’ I? No choice.|Harry|What do you mean?|I was selling in Diagon Alley and she come up to me and asks if I’ve got a license for trading in magical artefacts. Bleedin’ snoop. She was gonna fine me, but she took a fancy to the locket an’ told me she’d take it and let me off that time, and to fink meself lucky. Little woman. Bow on top of ‘er head...Looked like a toad.|Mundungus reveals [[Dolores Umbridge]] took the locket from him as a bribe.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Mundungus|More? That wouldn’t have been effing difficult…bleedin’ gave it away, di’n’ I? No choice.|Harry|What do you mean?|I was selling in Diagon Alley and she come up to me and asks if I’ve got a license for trading in magical artefacts. Bleedin’ snoop. She was gonna fine me, but she took a fancy to the locket an’ told me she’d take it and let me off that time, and to fink meself lucky. Little woman. Bow on top of ‘er head...Looked like a toad.|Mundungus reveals [[Dolores Umbridge]] took the locket from him as a bribe.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Mundungus_helpinf_trio.jpg|thumb|214px|Mundungus showing the trio Umbridge's picture]]
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[[File:Mundungus_helpinf_trio.jpg|thumb|200px|Mundungus showing the trio Umbridge's picture]]
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Winning Kreacher over to his side by saying that they were planning to destroy the locket, and by giving Kreacher another locket which had been his old master's, Harry sent Kreacher out to find Mundungus. When Mundungus arrived a few days later, under threat of "persuasion" by Kreacher, he admitted to having taken the locket, but then had it extorted from him by [[Dolores Umbridge]].
 
Winning Kreacher over to his side by saying that they were planning to destroy the locket, and by giving Kreacher another locket which had been his old master's, Harry sent Kreacher out to find Mundungus. When Mundungus arrived a few days later, under threat of "persuasion" by Kreacher, he admitted to having taken the locket, but then had it extorted from him by [[Dolores Umbridge]].
   
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Fletcher presumably went into hiding after his encounter with the trio at Grimmauld Place. He is not known to have taken part in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], but it is possible that he did, without being noticed by Harry Potter.
 
Fletcher presumably went into hiding after his encounter with the trio at Grimmauld Place. He is not known to have taken part in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], but it is possible that he did, without being noticed by Harry Potter.
 
===Later life===
 
Mundungus most likely survived the [[Second Wizarding War]] and possibly resumed his life as a criminal afterwards.
 
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
{{Quote|The squat, bandy-legged man with long, straggly, ginger hair jumped and dropped an ancient suitcase, which burst open, releasing what looked like the entire contents of a junk shop window|[[Harry Potter]] sees Mundungus in [[Hogsmeade]] selling [[Sirius Black]]'s possessions|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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Mundungus was a short wizard with bandy legs and long, straggly ginger hair<ref name="OP2">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 2 (''A Peck of Owls'')</ref>. He had bloodshot, baggy<ref name="OP2"/> brown<ref name="HPLE"/> eyes and rarely shaved<ref name="OP2"/>. His hands were quite grubby, and he was noted to have a particularly strong bodily odour of tobacco and [[alcohol]]<ref name="OP5"/>.
Squat, with bandy legs and long, straggly ginger hair, Fletcher often sported an unshaven face and bloodshot, baggy eyes. He had a habit of smoking a smelly pipe and carried a strong bodily odour of tobacco and stale [[alcohol]]. He was once even mistaken for a pile of rags by [[Harry Potter]].
 
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Mundungus|Sirius? This solid silver, mate?|Sirius|Yes. Finest fifteenth- century goblin-wrought silver, embossed with the [[House of Black|Black family]] crest.|That'd come off, though...|Mundungus polishing a goblet to rid it of the Black family crest.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Mundungus|Sirius? This solid silver, mate?|Sirius|Yes. Finest fifteenth- century goblin-wrought silver, embossed with the [[House of Black|Black family]] crest.|That'd come off, though...|Mundungus polishing a goblet to rid it of the Black family crest.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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Mundungus was a petty criminal, specialising in crimes to make as much profit as he could. He always took valuable things from wherever he went, such as [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. After [[Sirius Black]]'s death, Mundungus stole his possessions, including [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]]. He was also somewhat cowardly, as he abandoned [[Alastor Moody]] during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]; Moody was killed by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. It is possible that Mundungus fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], because, if he did, he most likely survived the war and continued his job as an irreputable artefact dealer.
 
Mundungus was a petty criminal, specialising in crimes to make as much profit as he could. He always took valuable things from wherever he went, such as [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. After [[Sirius Black]]'s death, Mundungus stole his possessions, including [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]]. He was also somewhat cowardly, as he abandoned [[Alastor Moody]] during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]; Moody was killed by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. It is possible that Mundungus fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], because, if he did, he most likely survived the war and continued his job as an irreputable artefact dealer.
   
However, Mundungus appeared to be braver than people such as [[Peter Pettigrew]]. Though he had a tendency to flee when the situation seemed grim, he never actually turned against the Order of the Phoenix. Also, his crimes mainly included stealing and robbing, never killing.
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However, Mundungus appeared to be braver than people such as [[Peter Pettigrew]]. Though he had a tendency to flee when the situation seemed grim, he never actually turned against the Order of the Phoenix. Also, his crimes mainly included stealing and robbing, never killing. He was capable of loyalty and repaying debts, if only to Dumbledore.
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
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==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Order of the Phoenix members===
 
===Order of the Phoenix members===
[[File:OotP.jpg|thumb|300px|left|The original [[Order of the Phoenix]].]] Mundungus did not have a very good relationship with the most of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] members. They did not like him, as he was a criminal, but put up with him as his criminal contacts could give him intelligence about [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. [[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]] seemed to dislike him, as she thought he would be a bad influence on [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] by telling them about his "jobs" (probably because she was afraid of her children following his example). She also told him not to smoke in the kitchen of [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. However, she stopped disliking him so much when Mundungus saved [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] from a magic cloak that attempted to strangle him. [[Arabella Figg]] disliked him too, when he abandoned his mission to watch [[Harry Potter]], who was attacked by [[Dementor]]s. Mundungus was regarded by many as a coward.
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[[File:OotP.jpg|thumb|300px|left|The original [[Order of the Phoenix]].]]
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Mundungus did not have a very good relationship with the most of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] members. They did not like him, as he was a criminal, but put up with him as his criminal contacts could give him intelligence about [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. [[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]] seemed to dislike him, as she thought he would be a bad influence on [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] by telling them about his "jobs" (probably because she was afraid of her children following his example). She also told him not to smoke in the kitchen of [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. However, she stopped disliking him so much when Mundungus saved [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] from a magic cloak that attempted to strangle him. [[Arabella Figg]] disliked him too, when he abandoned his mission to watch [[Harry Potter]], who was attacked by [[Dementor]]s. Mundungus was regarded by many as a coward.
   
 
In 1997, [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] kidnapped Mundungus in order to learn about [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]]. Mundungus told them that he had given the locket to [[Dolores Umbridge]]. This led to Harry, Ron, and Hermione infiltrating the Ministry in order to find the locket and destroy it.
 
In 1997, [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] kidnapped Mundungus in order to learn about [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]]. Mundungus told them that he had given the locket to [[Dolores Umbridge]]. This led to Harry, Ron, and Hermione infiltrating the Ministry in order to find the locket and destroy it.
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
 
*Mundungus is an obsolete term for a malodorous tobacco.
 
*Mundungus is an obsolete term for a malodorous tobacco.
 
*A fletcher is an arrow-maker.
 
*A fletcher is an arrow-maker.
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Mundungus
Mundungus Fletcher
Biographical information
Born

Prior to 1962[1]

Blood status

Half-blood[2]

Marital status

Single[2]

Also known as

Dung[3]

Physical information
Species

Human[2]

Gender

Male[3]

Height

5ft, 4in[2]

Hair colour

Ginger[4]

Eye colour

Brown[2]

Skin colour

Light[4]

Magical characteristics
Wand

Unknown components

Patronus

Corporeal[5]

Affiliation
Occupation

Dealer of wizarding artefacts[2]

"The so-called Inferius was nothing but a smelly sneak thief by the name of Mundungus Fletcher."
Severus Snape[src]

Mundungus Fletcher[6] was a wizard who dealt in magical artefacts but who had a notoriously shady reputation[6]. He was, despite his con if not outright criminal ways, one of the original members of the Order of the Phoenix, a group dedicated to fighting Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters[7].

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Very little is known of Mundungus' early life, although it is known that he was born in Great Britain or Ireland[8] to the Fletcher family[2] sometime before 1962[1].

When he was eleven years old, he received a wand, and attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for seven years[2]. It is unknown even to the Ministry of Magic which House he was Sorted into[2].

By 1 September of 1998, all of Mundungus's family had died, and he never married or had any children[2].

First Wizarding WarEdit

Main article: First Wizarding War

Sometime around 1970, Mundungus joined the newly-founded Order of the Phoenix[7]. He was disliked and mistrusted by most of the other members, but was fiercely loyal to Albus Dumbledore after the latter had helped him out of a bit of trouble[7]. His acquaintances in the figurative underworld proved to be quite useful in gaining information for the Order[7]. Sometime in 1975, Mundungus offended Aberforth Dumbledore and was subsequently permanently banned from the Hog's Head Inn[9].

Between the WarsEdit

1992Edit

On 3 August, 1992, Arthur Weasley conducted a raid with the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office in the British Ministry of Magic, and when his back was turned, Mundungus tried to hex him, although perhaps luckily he was unsuccessful[10].

1994Edit

On 26 August, 1994, Mundungus attended the 1994 Quidditch World Cup where he slept under a cloak propped up on sticks[11]. Nonetheless, after the Death Eater riot that took place, he attempted to input an absurdly inflated compensation claim for damages to a twelve-bedroom tent with a built-in jacuzzi, though Percy Weasley, who was working at the Ministry at the time and who had seen Mundungus under the cloak-on-sticks, reported it and Mundungus did not receive anything[11].

When Professor Albus Dumbledore learned on 24 June, 1995 of the Return of the Dark Lord, he demanded of Sirius Black that the "old crowd" be alerted to the incident, specifically naming Mundungus, Remus Lupin and Arabella Figg[12].

Second Wizarding WarEdit

1995Edit

With the return of Lord Voldemort in June of 1995, Mundungus rejoined the Order of the Phoenix but preferred to carry out business deals on stolen goods[6].

Mundungus was supposed to be watching Harry Potter on 2 August, 1995 but instead decided to go off to buy some stolen cauldrons[4]. When he returned to his post, he was shouted at and attacked by Arabella Figg for deserting his duties[4].

Mundungus stayed for supper that night at 12 Grimmauld Place, the Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix, much against the wishes of Molly Weasley who blamed him for the earlier desertion of his post[7]. During supper, he told a joke to Fred and George Weasley about how he had stolen Will's stolen toads and then sold them back for twice what they were worth; Molly Weasley did not approve[7].

He got into trouble with Molly Weasley when he tried to bring his load of stolen cauldrons to Headquarters for storage. He also provided a number of controlled magical ingredients to Fred and George Weasley, which helped them set up their magic joke shop. However, he slightly redeemed himself in Mrs. Weasley's eyes while cleaning out Grimmauld Place, when he saved her son from a set of purple cloaks that attempted to strangle him.

When the initial meeting of Dumbledore's Army was held in the Hog's Head Inn, Mundungus was present, unbeknown to Harry, and reported back to the Order. Sirius Black, revealing this to Harry, said that Mundungus was heavily veiled and disguised as a witch because he had previously been barred from the Hog's Head, and admitted that Mundungus had been tailing Harry.

Dumbledore: "Ah yes, I am already aware that Mundungus has been treating your inheritance with light-fingered contempt. He has gone to ground since you accosted him outside the Three Broomsticks; I rather think he dreads facing me. However, rest assured that he will not be making away with any more of Sirius's old possessions."
Phineas Nigellus: "That mangy old half-blood has been stealing Black heirlooms?"
Albus Dumbledore explaining Mundungus's ways while the portrait of Phineas Nigellus Black expresses his contempt[src]

Apparently, since the death of Sirius in 1996, Mundungus had been clearing valuables out of the headquarters of the Order and selling them. Harry caught Fletcher red-handed in Hogsmeade selling Black family silver to the bartender of the Hog's Head, which had been stolen from Sirius's house; these items and the entire residence at 12 Grimmauld Place were left to Harry in Sirius's will. Harry confronted him using physical force before Mundungus Disapparated and went into hiding. His exact whereabouts were a mystery, but it was later noted in the Daily Prophet that he had been arrested and sent to Azkaban for impersonating an Inferius. He likely escaped during the mass breakout described by Kingsley Shacklebolt in 1997.

1997-1998Edit

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Mundungus as one of the Seven Potters.

Mundungus, now freed from Azkaban, was set the task of being one of the six Order members who would be disguised as Harry Potter by means of Polyjuice Potion on the night Harry escaped from the Dursleys' house, so that if any Death Eaters were waiting for them they wouldn't know which Harry Potter was the real one. Mundungus was very reluctant to do this, fearing that he would be a target. Riding a broomstick behind Alastor Moody during the Battle of the Seven Potters, he Disapparated immediately in terror when Voldemort pursued them, leaving Moody to be hit by the Killing Curse that had been aimed at Mundungus (disguised as Harry Potter) by Voldemort.

The remaining members of the Order of the Phoenix, discussing how Voldemort had known when Harry was going to be moved, had suggested that it might be Mundungus who had leaked the secret. However, it is recalled that Mundungus had suggested the six mock Potters, and that was the one part of the plan that Voldemort had not been prepared for.

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Mundungus before being apprehended in Diagon Alley
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After their arrival at Grimmauld Place, and the discovery of the identity of R.A.B., Hermione recalled the "heavy locket that none of them could open." Remembering that Kreacher had been stealing things back that they had been trying to discard, the Trio searched Kreacher's sleeping area with no result, and then Harry summoned Kreacher. Kreacher said that the locket was unfinished business for him, he had been told to destroy it and had not been able to. He also says that Mundungus had stolen it from him.

Mundungus: "More? That wouldn’t have been effing difficult…bleedin’ gave it away, di’n’ I? No choice."
Harry: "What do you mean?"
Mundungus: "I was selling in Diagon Alley and she come up to me and asks if I’ve got a license for trading in magical artefacts. Bleedin’ snoop. She was gonna fine me, but she took a fancy to the locket an’ told me she’d take it and let me off that time, and to fink meself lucky. Little woman. Bow on top of ‘er head...Looked like a toad."
— Mundungus reveals Dolores Umbridge took the locket from him as a bribe.[src]
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Mundungus showing the trio Umbridge's picture
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Winning Kreacher over to his side by saying that they were planning to destroy the locket, and by giving Kreacher another locket which had been his old master's, Harry sent Kreacher out to find Mundungus. When Mundungus arrived a few days later, under threat of "persuasion" by Kreacher, he admitted to having taken the locket, but then had it extorted from him by Dolores Umbridge.

Later, shortly before the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry found himself in the Hog's Head and happens to see a magic mirror, twin to the one given to him by Sirius Black. The bartender, Aberforth Dumbledore, said that it had been sold to him by Mundungus, and he had been using it from time to time to keep an eye on what Harry was doing.

When Harry relived Severus Snape's memories, he saw the portrait of Albus Dumbledore, in conference with Snape, developing the plan of having multiple mock Potters to allow the escape from Privet Drive. Dumbledore said that this is Harry's only chance of escape, as Snape must give Voldemort Harry's true departure date to stay in Voldemort's inner council, and suggests that Mundungus should be the one to mention it to the Order. A memory is seen of Snape, in a pub, placing a Confundus Charm on Mundungus in order to have him propose a plan of six Order members disguising themselves as Harry with Polyjuice Potion accompanied by protectors.

Fletcher presumably went into hiding after his encounter with the trio at Grimmauld Place. He is not known to have taken part in the Battle of Hogwarts, but it is possible that he did, without being noticed by Harry Potter.

Physical appearanceEdit

Mundungus was a short wizard with bandy legs and long, straggly ginger hair[4]. He had bloodshot, baggy[4] brown[2] eyes and rarely shaved[4]. His hands were quite grubby, and he was noted to have a particularly strong bodily odour of tobacco and alcohol[7].

Personality and traitsEdit

Mundungus: "Sirius? This solid silver, mate?"
Sirius: "Yes. Finest fifteenth- century goblin-wrought silver, embossed with the Black family crest."
Mundungus: "That'd come off, though..."
— Mundungus polishing a goblet to rid it of the Black family crest.[src]

Mundungus was a petty criminal, specialising in crimes to make as much profit as he could. He always took valuable things from wherever he went, such as 12 Grimmauld Place. After Sirius Black's death, Mundungus stole his possessions, including Salazar Slytherin's Locket. He was also somewhat cowardly, as he abandoned Alastor Moody during the Battle of the Seven Potters; Moody was killed by Lord Voldemort. It is possible that Mundungus fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, because, if he did, he most likely survived the war and continued his job as an irreputable artefact dealer.

However, Mundungus appeared to be braver than people such as Peter Pettigrew. Though he had a tendency to flee when the situation seemed grim, he never actually turned against the Order of the Phoenix. Also, his crimes mainly included stealing and robbing, never killing. He was capable of loyalty and repaying debts, if only to Dumbledore.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

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Mundungus' wand
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  • Apparition: Mundungus Fletcher was capable of apparating.
  • Patronus (possible): Mundungus may have been able to conjure a Patronus.[13]
  • Revulsion Jinx (possible): Mundungus may have used a non-verbal Revulsion Jinx to escape from Harry when Harry caught him after stealing some of Sirius' belongings.

RelationshipsEdit

Order of the Phoenix membersEdit

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The original Order of the Phoenix.
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Mundungus did not have a very good relationship with the most of the Order of the Phoenix members. They did not like him, as he was a criminal, but put up with him as his criminal contacts could give him intelligence about Lord Voldemort. Mrs. Weasley seemed to dislike him, as she thought he would be a bad influence on Fred and George by telling them about his "jobs" (probably because she was afraid of her children following his example). She also told him not to smoke in the kitchen of 12 Grimmauld Place. However, she stopped disliking him so much when Mundungus saved Ron from a magic cloak that attempted to strangle him. Arabella Figg disliked him too, when he abandoned his mission to watch Harry Potter, who was attacked by Dementors. Mundungus was regarded by many as a coward.

In 1997, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger kidnapped Mundungus in order to learn about Salazar Slytherin's Locket. Mundungus told them that he had given the locket to Dolores Umbridge. This led to Harry, Ron, and Hermione infiltrating the Ministry in order to find the locket and destroy it.

The members of the Order learned about Mundungus's cowardice when he abandoned Alastor Moody during the Battle of the Seven Potters; Moody was killed by Lord Voldemort. It is unknown if Mundungus fought along with other members during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Mundungus also has a mixed relationship with the bartender of the Hog's Head, Aberforth Dumbledore. While Aberforth banned Mundungus for life from the bar for offending him twenty years ago, the two remained in touch, with Mundungus selling stolen goods to Aberforth. It was also mentioned that Mundungus was loyal to Albus Dumbledore, who had helped him at some point in the past. Albus scared Mundungus a bit but nevertheless, Mundungus never betrayed him.

Fred and George WeasleyEdit

Mundungus seemed to have a good relationship with Fred and George. He smuggled them items for their joke shop behind their mother's back, including Venomous Tentacula seed, for which he charged them ten Galleons. Fred and George nicknamed him "Dung".

EtymologyEdit

  • Mundungus is an obsolete term for a malodorous tobacco.
  • A fletcher is an arrow-maker.

Behind the scenesEdit

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Fletcher is caught by Dobby and Kreacher
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  • Mundungus Fletcher was played by Andy Linden in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.[14] Daniel Radcliffe, of course, played Mundungus during the "Seven Potters" scene. On the DVD, Andy pointed out that he was amazed by how well Dan pretended to be him.
  • Mundungus's appearence in the seventh film is greatly altered from his description in the books. He is described as having shaggy hair, bandy legs and bloodshot eyes. In the film he is bald, has normal legs and his eyes are not bloodshot.
  • Mundungus doesn't ever appear in the fifth film. It is unknown why J.K. Rowling never told the filmmakers to do so when she told them to include Kreacher, as Mundungus, like Kreacher, has big a part to play in the adventure with the locket by giving it to Umbridge. One possible explanation is that Mundungus's character is much easier to introduce later on.
  • It is possible that Mundungus appears only for a brief second in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. His possible appearance is the bald man behind Bill Weasley when he is being comforted by Fleur because they and the rest of the Weasley family are mourning Fred's death.

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 As Sirius Black noted in 1995 that Mundungus had been banned from the Hog's Head Inn twenty years prior (1975), and only third years (thirteen years old) and above are allowed at Hogsmeade.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Harry Potter Limited Edition (See this image)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 28 (The Missing Mirror)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 2 (A Peck of Owls)
  5. As Arabella Figg states that Mundungus could have helped Harry keep the Dementors away, and as the Order of the Phoenix use Patronuses to communicate, it is more than likely that Mundungus could produce a Patronus and that it had a true shape.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 5 (The Order of the Phoenix)
  8. As J. K. Rowling stated that Hogwarts only serves British and Irish wizards, and Mundungus attended Hogwarts, he must therefore have been British or Irish.
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 17 (Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four)
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 3 (The Burrow)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 10 (Mayhem at the Ministry)
  12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 36 (The Parting of the Ways)
  13. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Ch. 1, Arabella Figg told Mundungus that he should explain to Dumbledore why he "didn't help" the boy. This indicates that Mundungus would have been able to defend Harry against the Dementors.
  14. The Daily Potter: Half-Blood Prince co-actor confirms Andy Linden as "Mundungus Fletcher" in Deathly Hallows
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Founder:
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Original Order of of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Alice Longbottom | Arabella Figg | Benjy Fenwick | Caradoc Dearborn | Dedalus Diggle | Dorcas Meadowes | Edgar Bones | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fabian Prewett | Frank Longbottom | Gideon Prewett | Hestia Jones (possibly) | James Potter | Lily Potter | Marlene McKinnon | Minerva McGonagall | Mundungus Fletcher | Peter Pettigrew (defected) | Remus Lupin | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
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Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Percy Weasley | Pomona Sprout | Ted Tonks | Westinburgh family | Winky | Karkus | Karkus's wife
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