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{{Dialogue a-b|Lord Voldemort|You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom.|Neville Longbottom|I'll join you when hell freezes over! [[Dumbledore's Army]]!|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and Neville, at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Lord Voldemort|You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom.|Neville Longbottom|I'll join you when hell freezes over! [[Dumbledore's Army]]!|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and Neville, at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
'''Professor Neville Longbottom''' (b. [[30 July]], [[1980]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who began school at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]], and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. His parents, [[Alice and Frank Longbottom]], were well-respected [[Auror]]s and members of the first [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Shortly after Neville's birth, they were tortured to insanity by four [[Death Eaters]] with the [[Cruciatus Curse]] and placed in the [[Janus Thickey Ward]] at [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]], leaving Neville to be raised by his formidable grandmother, [[Augusta Longbottom]].
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'''Professor Neville Longbottom''' (b. [[30 July]], [[1980]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who began school at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]], and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. His parents, [[Alice and Frank Longbottom]], were well-respected [[Auror]]s and members of the original [[Order of the Phoenix]]. About sixteen months after Neville's birth, they were tortured to insanity by four [[Death Eaters]] with the [[Cruciatus Curse]] and placed in the [[Janus Thickey Ward]] at [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]], leaving Neville to be raised by his grandmother, [[Augusta Longbottom]].
   
Throughout his school years, Neville was mostly a shy, clumsy, introverted boy who was constantly being told by his grandmother that he wasn't good enough or living up to his parent's accomplishments. However, in his later years, he showed that he had lots of courage and perseverance: he became an important member of [[Dumbledore's Army]] who fought in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. During the Battle of Hogwarts, having refused Voldemort's invitation to join the Death Eaters, he destroyed the seventh and final [[Horcrux]] when he beheaded the snake [[Nagini]]. He also co-led the D.A. during his final year in opposition to the [[Death Eater]] professors. After the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]], Neville briefly served as an Auror before becoming Hogwarts' professor of [[Herbology]] and [[Marriage|marrying]] [[Hannah Abbott]].
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Throughout his school years, Neville was mostly a shy, clumsy, introverted boy who was constantly being told by his grandmother that he was not good enough or living up to his parents' accomplishments. However, in his later years, he showed that he possessed great courage and perseverance: he became an important member of [[Dumbledore's Army]], an organisation taught and led by [[Harry Potter]]. He would later fight in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. During the Battle of Hogwarts, having refused [[Voldemort]]'s invitation to join the Death Eaters, he destroyed the seventh and final [[Horcrux]] when he beheaded the snake [[Nagini]]. He also co-led the [[D.A.]] during his final year in opposition to the [[Death Eater]] professors.
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After the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]], Neville briefly served as an Auror before becoming Hogwarts' professor of [[Herbology]] and [[Marriage|marrying]] [[Hannah Abbott]]. 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
 
{{Quote|The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not...and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives... The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies.|[[Sybill Trelawney]]'s prophecy|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote|The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not...and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives... The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies.|[[Sybill Trelawney]]'s prophecy|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
[[File:Longbottoms.JPG|thumb|left|200px|Neville's parents - [[Frank Longbottom|Frank]] and [[Alice Longbottom]].]]
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[[File:Longbottoms.JPG|left|thumb|190x190px|Neville's parents, [[Frank Longbottom|Frank]] and [[Alice Longbottom]].]]
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Neville Longbottom was born in the late evening of [[30 July]], [[1980]]<ref>''[[J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life]]'', available at [http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/neville.html Harry Potter Lexicon under Birthdate]. Neville has to have been born in the evening as Harry was born "hours" after him, and on the next day. Hours indicates at least 2, making Neville's birth at ten pm on 30th July 1980, at the latest.</ref> to [[Auror]]s [[Alice Longbottom|Alice]] and [[Frank Longbottom]]. As a [[pure-blood]] wizard, he was likely related to other wizarding families such as the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]], [[Crouch family|Crouches]], and the [[House of Black|Blacks]]. Neville's parents were members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] and in these roles, defied [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] at least three times. Neville was one of two infants referred to in [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|a prophecy]] made by [[Sybill Trelawney]] about the person with the power to defeat the [[Tom Riddle|Dark Lord]]. The other was [[Harry Potter]], and it was Harry whom Voldemort targeted on [[31 October]], [[1981]], making Harry his equal and leading to his first defeat.<ref name="OP37" />
   
Neville Longbottom was born on [[30 July]], [[1980]] to [[Auror]]s [[Alice Longbottom|Alice]] and [[Frank Longbottom]]. As a [[pure-blood]] wizard, he was likely related to other wizarding families such as the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]], [[Crouch family|Crouches]], and the [[House of Black|Blacks]]. Neville's parents were members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] and in these roles, defied [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] at least three times. Neville was one of two infants referred to in [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|a prophecy]] made by [[Sybill Trelawney]] about the person with the power to defeat the [[Tom Riddle|Dark Lord]]. The other was [[Harry Potter]], and it was Harry whom Voldemort targeted on [[31 October]], [[1981]], making Harry his equal and leading to his first defeat.<ref name="OP37"/>
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Shortly after, a handful of Voldemort's most loyal followers attacked the Longbottoms. Frank and Alice were tortured into insanity with the [[Cruciatus Curse]] by [[Death Eater]]s [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], her husband [[Rodolphus Lestrange]], her brother-in-law [[Rabastan Lestrange]], and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]]. All of them were all sentenced to [[Azkaban]] for their crimes, while Frank and Alice were sent to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St Mungo's]], where they would live the rest of their lives, not being able to recognise their own son. Neville was subsequently raised by his paternal grandmother, [[Augusta Longbottom]]. At some point early in his life, he also witnessed the death of his [[Neville Longbottom's grandfather|grandfather]].<ref name="GF30">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 30 (''The Pensieve'')</ref>
   
Shortly after, a handful of Voldemort's most loyal followers attacked the Longbottoms. Frank and Alice were tortured into insanity with the [[Cruciatus Curse]] by [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange]], as well as [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]]. The [[Death Eaters]] were all sentenced to [[Azkaban]] for their crimes, while Frank and Alice were sent to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St Mungo's]], where they would live the rest of their lives, not being able to recognise their own son. Neville was subsequently raised by his paternal grandmother, [[Augusta Longbottom]].<ref name="GF30">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 30 (''The Pensieve'')</ref>
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Neville's grandmother was a stern and formidable woman who was concerned when her grandson did not exhibit early signs of magic. She often chided Neville for not living up to his family's honour and was partly the reason for Neville's lack of self-confidence early in his school years. His relatives feared that Neville might be a [[Squib]], though this was disproved when his great-uncle [[Algie]] was holding him out of a window by his feet when he was offered some lemon meringue and let go. Miraculously, he bounced. Previous to this, there were various attempts to make him show signs of magic, including dropping him off Blackpool pier, where, according to Neville, he nearly drowned. Neville inherited his [[Neville Longbottom's first wand|father's wand]] at the age of eleven when he started to attend Hogwarts. This wand was later broken during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].
 
Neville's grandmother was a stern woman who was concerned when her grandson did not exhibit early signs of magic. His relatives feared that Neville might be a [[Squib]], though this was disproved when his great-uncle [[Algie]] was holding him out of a window by his feet when he was offered some lemon meringue and let go. Miraculously, he bounced. Previous to this, there were various attempts to make him show signs of magic, including dropping him off Blackpool pier, where, according to Neville, he nearly drowned. Neville inherited his [[Neville Longbottom's first wand|father's wand]] at the age of eleven when he started to attend Hogwarts. This wand was later broken during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].
 
   
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
====First year====
 
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Neville Longbottom|Sorry, but have you seen a [[Trevor|toad]] at all? I've lost him! He keeps getting away from me!|Harry Potter|He'll turn up.|Yes. Well, if you see him...|Neville meets [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}[[File:2lkxzch.jpg|thumb|Neville - Sorting Hat]]
 
   
[[File:Edd.png|thumb|left|190px|Neville's first meeting with the [[Sorting Hat]].]]
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{{Quote|You can't go out, you'll be caught again. Gryffindor will be in even more trouble... I won't let you do it. I'll — I'll fight you!|Neville stands up to his [[Trio|friends]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone }}
Neville began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] on [[1 September]], [[1991]]. While with his grandmother at [[Platform Nine and Three-Quarters|Platform 9¾]], he lost his toad [[Trevor]]. Once on the train, he met [[Hermione Granger]], who agreed to help him find his lost toad, and then [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] when he entered their compartment tearfully looking for [[Trevor]]. After arriving at Hogsmeade Station, Neville managed to retrieve it from [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]].<ref name="PS6">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 6 (''The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters'')</ref>
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[[File:002lkxzch.jpg|thumb|240px|Neville with the Sorting Hat]]
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Neville began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] on [[1 September]], [[1991]]. While with his grandmother at [[Platform Nine and Three-Quarters|Platform 9¾]], he lost his toad [[Trevor]]. Once on the train, he met [[Hermione Granger]], who agreed to help him find his lost toad, and then [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] when he entered their compartment tearfully looking for [[Trevor]]. After arriving at Hogsmeade Station, Neville managed to retrieve it from [[Rubeus Hagrid]].<ref name="PS6">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 6 (''The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters'')</ref>
   
 
Neville felt intimidated by [[Gryffindor]]'s reputation for bravery. During the [[Sorting ceremony]], he silently argued for a long time to be placed in [[Hufflepuff]], but the [[Sorting Hat]] won in the end, and Sorted him into Gryffindor.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - ''[http://www.pottermore.com/en/book1/chapter7/moment2/hatstall New from J.K. Rowling: Hatstall]''</ref> Neville was so nervous that when the [[Sorting Hat]] shouted out his [[Hogwarts Houses|house]], he ran across the [[Great Hall]] with the Hat still on his head; he had to return to the stool to hand the Hat to the next student.<ref name="PS7">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Sorting Hat'')</ref> On the way to [[Gryffindor Tower]] after the [[Welcoming Feast]], Neville had a bundle of walking sticks dropped on his head by [[Peeves|Peeves the Poltergeist]].
 
Neville felt intimidated by [[Gryffindor]]'s reputation for bravery. During the [[Sorting ceremony]], he silently argued for a long time to be placed in [[Hufflepuff]], but the [[Sorting Hat]] won in the end, and Sorted him into Gryffindor.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - ''[http://www.pottermore.com/en/book1/chapter7/moment2/hatstall New from J.K. Rowling: Hatstall]''</ref> Neville was so nervous that when the [[Sorting Hat]] shouted out his [[Hogwarts Houses|house]], he ran across the [[Great Hall]] with the Hat still on his head; he had to return to the stool to hand the Hat to the next student.<ref name="PS7">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Sorting Hat'')</ref> On the way to [[Gryffindor Tower]] after the [[Welcoming Feast]], Neville had a bundle of walking sticks dropped on his head by [[Peeves|Peeves the Poltergeist]].
   
[[File:Tftf.png|thumb|210px|Neville's first flying lesson]]Much of his first year was plagued by similar mishaps. In his first [[Potions (class)|Potions]] lesson, Neville managed to melt [[Seamus Finnigan]]'s cauldron, and was subsequently drenched in the boil-curing potion they had been brewing.<ref name="PS8">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Potion Master'')</ref> The following week, in his first [[Flying (class)|flying lesson]] with [[Rolanda Hooch|Madam Hooch]], Neville accidentally broke his wrist after falling off his broom from a great height; afraid of being left behind on the ground, he had pushed off too early. [[File:Nevillelongbottom.jpg|thumb|left|190px|Neville in his first year with his [[Remembrall]].]]He was taken to the hospital wing and his wrist was healed. Several hours later, he ended up heading to the [[Trophy Room|Hogwarts Trophy Room]] with Harry, Ron, and Hermione for Harry's [[duel]] with [[Draco Malfoy]]. Nearly getting caught by Filch, they end up in the forbidden third floor corridor, where Neville drew Harry's attention to a [[Fluffy|giant three-headed dog]]. They manage to escape and safely return to [[Gryffindor Tower]].<ref name="PS9"/>
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[[File:Flying_class_in_1991.jpg|thumb|left|245px|Neville lost control of his broom during his first [[Flying (class)|flying lesson]] in 1991.]]
   
That year, Neville received a [[Remembrall]] from his dear grandmother as a gift. It was flown in by an [[owl]]. This particular gift later allowed [[Harry Potter]] to become [[Gryffindor]] seeker. [[Draco Malfoy]] threw the small sphere into the air, and Harry flew to grab it, standing up for Neville. [[Minerva McGonagall]] saw how easily Harry retrieved the ball and asked him to join the team.<ref name="PS9">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Midnight Duel'')</ref>
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Much of his first year was plagued by similar mishaps. In his first [[Potions (class)|Potions]] lesson, Neville melted [[Seamus Finnigan]]'s cauldron, and was subsequently drenched in the boil-curing potion they had been brewing.<ref name="PS8">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Potion Master'')</ref> The following week, in his first [[Flying (class)|flying lesson]] with [[Rolanda Hooch|Madam Hooch]], Neville accidentally broke his wrist after falling off his broom from a great height; afraid of being left behind on the ground, he had pushed off too early. He was taken to the hospital wing and his wrist was healed. Several hours later, he ended up heading to the [[Trophy Room|Hogwarts Trophy Room]] with Harry, Ron, and Hermione for Harry's [[duel]] with [[Draco Malfoy]]. Nearly getting caught by Filch, they end up in the forbidden third floor corridor, where Neville drew Harry's attention to a [[Fluffy|giant three-headed dog]]. They manage to escape and safely return to [[Gryffindor Tower]].<ref name="PS9" />
   
{{Quote|Longbottom, if brains were gold you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something.|[[Draco Malfoy]] on Neville|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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That year, Neville received a [[Remembrall]] from his grandmother as a gift which was flown in by an [[owl]]. This particular gift later allowed [[Harry Potter]] to become [[Gryffindor]] seeker. [[Draco Malfoy]] threw the small sphere into the air, and Harry flew to grab it, standing up for Neville. [[Minerva McGonagall]] saw how easily Harry retrieved the ball and asked him to join the team.<ref name="PS9">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Midnight Duel'')</ref>
   
[[File:Leg-Locker_Curse.jpg|thumb|210px|Neville bunny-hops into the [[Great Hall]] under a [[Leg-Locker Curse]].]]
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[[File:Tumblr_lpbbhrrQXr1qbteqxo1_250.gif|frame|Neville bunny-hops into the [[Great Hall]] under a [[Leg-Locker Curse]] cast by Draco Malfoy in 1991]]
Shortly after the [[Christmas holidays]], Neville was the target of a prank by [[Draco Malfoy]], in which his legs were stuck together with the [[Leg-Locker Curse]]. Neville had to bunny-hop all the way to [[Gryffindor Tower]] so someone could perform the counter-curse. When Harry, Ron and Hermione urged him to report Malfoy, Neville replied that he didn't want more trouble. Harry gave Neville his last [[Chocolate Frog]] from Christmas and told him that he was worth twelve Malfoys, and that the Sorting Hat chose him for [[Gryffindor]], while Malfoy was in "stinking [[Slytherin]]." Several seconds later, Neville inadvertently helped the trio identify [[Nicolas Flamel]] when he gave Harry Dumbledore's collectible card from the [[Chocolate Frog]].<ref name="PS13">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 13 (''Nicholas Flamel'')</ref>
 
   
Neville was sent to the hospital wing a third time after a [[Quidditch]] match between Gryffindor and [[Hufflepuff]]. Having heard Malfoy taunt the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], Neville and Ron got into a fight with Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, with Neville fighting Crabbe and Goyle, while Ron fought against Malfoy. The pair knocked Neville out cold, but Madam Pomfrey believed that Neville would make a full recovery.<ref name="PS14">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback'')</ref>
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Shortly after the [[Christmas holidays]], Neville was the target of a prank by [[Draco Malfoy]], in which his legs were stuck together with the [[Leg-Locker Curse]]. Neville had to bunny-hop all the way to [[Gryffindor Tower]] so someone could perform the counter-curse. When Harry, Ron and Hermione urged him to report Malfoy, Neville replied that he didn't want more trouble. Harry gave Neville his last [[Chocolate Frog]] from Christmas and consoled him by telling that he was worth twelve Malfoys, and that the Sorting Hat chose him for [[Gryffindor]], while Malfoy was in "stinking [[Slytherin]]." Several seconds later, Neville inadvertently helped the trio identify [[Nicolas Flamel]] when he gave Harry Dumbledore's collectible card from the [[Chocolate Frog]].<ref name="PS13">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 13 (''Nicholas Flamel'')</ref>
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Neville was sent to the hospital wing a third time after a [[Quidditch]] match between Gryffindor and [[Hufflepuff]]. During the match, Malfoy began to taunt the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], as well as Neville. Neville challenged Malfoy on hearing this, and single-handedly took on Malfoy's friends [[Vincent Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle]], while Ron fought Malfoy. Although he was knocked out by Crabbe and Goyle, [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] insisted that Neville would make a full recovery. This was the first time that Neville stood up for himself.<ref name="PS14">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback'')</ref>
   
 
In time, Neville learned about Harry and Hermione's attempt to take [[Norberta|Norbert]] the [[Norwegian Ridgeback]] up to the [[Astronomy Tower]] to send to Ron's brother [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]]. When he learned Malfoy was trying to get them caught, Neville snuck out of [[Gryffindor Tower]] to find them and warn them. He instead ended up getting caught by [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]]. He lost fifty [[House points]], and was put in detention with Harry, Hermione, and Malfoy. Sent into the [[Forbidden Forest]] with Hagrid to search for an injured [[unicorn]], Neville and Malfoy went along one path with [[Fang]], while the other three took another. When Malfoy snuck up behind Neville and grabbed him to scare him, Neville panicked and sent up wand sparks to warn Hagrid. When Hagrid learned the truth, he instead paired Neville with himself and Hermione.<ref name="PS15">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Forbidden Forest'')</ref>
 
In time, Neville learned about Harry and Hermione's attempt to take [[Norberta|Norbert]] the [[Norwegian Ridgeback]] up to the [[Astronomy Tower]] to send to Ron's brother [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]]. When he learned Malfoy was trying to get them caught, Neville snuck out of [[Gryffindor Tower]] to find them and warn them. He instead ended up getting caught by [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]]. He lost fifty [[House points]], and was put in detention with Harry, Hermione, and Malfoy. Sent into the [[Forbidden Forest]] with Hagrid to search for an injured [[unicorn]], Neville and Malfoy went along one path with [[Fang]], while the other three took another. When Malfoy snuck up behind Neville and grabbed him to scare him, Neville panicked and sent up wand sparks to warn Hagrid. When Hagrid learned the truth, he instead paired Neville with himself and Hermione.<ref name="PS15">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Forbidden Forest'')</ref>
   
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Neville|You can't go out, you'll be caught again. Gryffindor will be in even more trouble... I won't let you do it. I'll — I'll fight you!|Ron|Neville, get away from that hole and don't be an idiot —|Don't you call me an idiot! I don't think you should be breaking any more rules! And you were the ones who told me to stand up to people!|Neville stands up to his friends|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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[[File:PetrificusTotalus_PS.gif|frame|left|Hermione casting the [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] on Neville]]
   
The night [[Quirinus Quirrell]] attempted to steal the [[Philosopher's Stone]], Neville attempted to stop Harry, Ron and Hermione from sneaking out, though he did not know what they were trying to do. However, he thought that they should not be breaking rules and risking that [[Gryffindor]] would lose more points, and blocked the portrait hole, willing to fight them to make them stay. Hermione apologised and struck Neville with a [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] so that she, Harry, and Ron could leave.<ref name="PS16">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 16 (''Through the Trapdoor'')</ref>
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The night [[Quirinus Quirrell]] attempted to steal the [[Philosopher's Stone]], Neville attempted to stop Harry, Ron and Hermione from sneaking out, though he did not know what they were trying to do. However, he thought that they should not be breaking rules and risking that [[Gryffindor]] would lose more points, and blocked the portrait hole, willing to fight them to make them stay. Hermione apologised and struck Neville with a [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] so that she, Harry, and Ron could leave. This was another early instance where Neville showed bravery, standing up to his only friends.<ref name="PS16">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 16 (''Through the Trapdoor'')</ref>
   
{{Quote|And finally, it takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends. I award ten points to Neville Longbottom!|[[Albus Dumbledore]] about Neville|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
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For standing up to the trio, Neville won ten points for [[Gryffindor]] at the end-of-term feast. Having moments before, tied [[Slytherin]] for the [[House Cup]], this pushed Gryffindor into undisputed first place. In the final exams, he scored well in [[Herbology]], making up for his poor marks in [[Potions (class)|Potions]].<ref name="PS17">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 17 (''The Man with Two Faces'')</ref>
 
For standing up to the trio, Neville won ten points for [[Gryffindor]] at the end-of-term feast. Having moments before, tied [[Slytherin]] for the [[House Cup]], this pushed Gryffindor into undisputed first place.<ref name="PS17">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 17 (''The Man with Two Faces'')</ref>
 
   
 
====Second year====
 
====Second year====
 
{{Quote|They went for Filch first. And everyone knows I'm almost a [[Squib]].|Neville Longbottom|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|They went for Filch first. And everyone knows I'm almost a [[Squib]].|Neville Longbottom|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
[[File:Seamuscos.jpg|thumb|left|275px|Neville with [[Seamus Finnigan]] in [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] lesson.]]
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[[File:Tumblr_m8au88MyhX1qdab59o1_250.gif|frame|Neville and his classmates in [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] lesson in 1992.]]
   
 
Neville's first appearance in [[1992]] was after the start-of-term feast, where he applauded Harry and Ron for [[Flying Ford Anglia|flying a car]] to Hogwarts. The following morning when Ron received a [[Howler]] from his mother, Neville urged him to open it quickly.<ref name="CS6">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Gilderoy Lockhart'')</ref>
 
Neville's first appearance in [[1992]] was after the start-of-term feast, where he applauded Harry and Ron for [[Flying Ford Anglia|flying a car]] to Hogwarts. The following morning when Ron received a [[Howler]] from his mother, Neville urged him to open it quickly.<ref name="CS6">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Gilderoy Lockhart'')</ref>
   
In [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class, a pair of [[Pixie|Cornish pixies]] picked Neville up by the ears and hung him, by his cloak, from a chandelier. Moments later, he crashed back to the ground when the chandelier collapsed.<ref name="CS6"/>
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In [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class, a pair of [[Pixie|Cornish pixies]] picked Neville up by the ears and hung him, by his cloak, from a chandelier. Moments later, he crashed back to the ground when the chandelier collapsed.<ref name="CS6" />
   
After the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] attack on [[Colin Creevey]], Neville feared that he might be attacked, due to his poor magical skill, and tried to protect himself by purchasing a large, "evil-smelling" green onion, a [[pointed purple crystal]], and a rotting newt tail. The other students pointed out that Neville should be all right; he was a [[pure-blood]] and thus unlikely to be attacked.<ref name="CS11">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 11 (''The Duelling Club'')</ref>
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After the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] attack on [[Colin Creevey]], Neville feared that he might be attacked, due to his poor magical skill, and tried to protect himself by purchasing a large, "evil-smelling" green onion, a [[pointed purple crystal]], and a rotting newt tail. However the other students pointed out that Neville should be all right; he was a [[pure-blood]] and thus unlikely to be attacked. However, he thought he was a [[Squib]] and was still in danger anyway.<ref name="CS11">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 11 (''The Duelling Club'')</ref>
   
Neville attended the first (and only) meeting of [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]]'s [[Duelling Club]]. To practise the [[Disarming Charm]], Neville was paired with [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]]. When Lockhart suggested the pair to volunteer spell blocking, Snape shot this down, claiming that Neville had difficulty with the simplest spells, and they would have to send what was left of Justin to the hospital wing in a matchbox.<ref name="CS11"/>
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Neville attended the first (and only) meeting of [[Gilderoy Lockhart|Lockhart]]'s [[Duelling Club]]. To practise the [[Disarming Charm]], Neville was paired with [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]]. When Lockhart suggested the pair to volunteer spell blocking, Snape shot this down, claiming that Neville had difficulty with the simplest spells, and they would have to send what was left of Justin to the hospital wing in a matchbox.<ref name="CS11" />
   
 
Shortly after Valentine's Day, Neville informed Harry that his belongings had been searched by [[Ginevra Weasley|someone]].<ref name="CS14">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Cornelius Fudge'')</ref>
 
Shortly after Valentine's Day, Neville informed Harry that his belongings had been searched by [[Ginevra Weasley|someone]].<ref name="CS14">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Cornelius Fudge'')</ref>
   
[[File:Tumblr_lvfw8hPFTq1r5tevgo1_500.jpg|thumb|264px|Neville watching Harry with a Firebolt at the end of the year.]]
 
 
====Third year====
 
====Third year====
{{Dialogue a-b|Severus Snape|Possibly no one's warned you, Lupin, but this class contains Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with anything difficult. Not unless Ms. Granger is hissing instructions in his ear.|Remus Lupin|I was hoping that Neville would assist me with the first stage of the operation, and I am sure he will perform it admirably.|Severus Snape and Remus Lupin on Neville and his skills|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Severus Snape|Possibly no one's warned you, Lupin, but this class contains Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with anything difficult. Not unless [[Hermione Granger|Ms. Granger]] is hissing instructions in his ear.|Remus Lupin|I was hoping that Neville would assist me with the first stage of the operation, and I am sure he will perform it admirably.|Severus Snape and Remus Lupin on Neville and his skills|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
On the train ride to Hogwarts for his [[1993–1994 school year|third year]], Neville became alarmed when the [[Hogwarts Express]] simply stopped. He entered the compartment [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] were in to find out what had happened. A [[Dementor]] then entered the compartment, negatively affecting all the students within, though to varying degrees. After arriving at [[Hogsmeade]] Station, Neville told people about the experience in the compartment. <ref name="PA5">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Dementor'')</ref> This made its way to [[Draco Malfoy]], who taunted Harry about fainting.<ref name="PA6">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Talons and Tea Leaves'')</ref>
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[[File:Neville-third_year.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Neville in his third year]]
   
In their first [[Divination]] class, Neville accidentally broke two of [[Sybill Trelawney|Professor Trelawney]]'s tea cups while [[Tessomancy|reading tea leaves]]. As the class departed, Professor Trelawney warned him that he would be late next class and urged him to work hard to catch up with everyone else. In [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class, Neville practised bowing to a [[Hippogriff]]; he constantly backed away from the animal, which didn't seem to want to bow back.<ref name="PA6"/>
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On the train ride to Hogwarts for his [[1993–1994 school year|third year]], Neville became alarmed when the [[Hogwarts Express]] simply stopped. He entered the compartment [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron,]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] were in to find out what had happened. A [[Dementor]] then entered the compartment, negatively affecting all the students within, though to varying degrees. Then new [[Professor Lupin]] gave them chocolate telling them it would help them fell better about the shock. After arriving at [[Hogsmeade]] Station, Neville told people about the experience in the compartment. <ref name="PA5">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Dementor'')</ref> This made its way to [[Draco Malfoy]], who taunted Harry about fainting.<ref name="PA6">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Talons and Tea Leaves'')</ref>
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In their first [[Divination]] class, Neville accidentally broke two of [[Sybill Trelawney|Professor Trelawney]]'s tea cups while [[Tessomancy|reading tea leaves]]. As the class departed, Professor Trelawney warned him that he would be late next class and urged him to work hard to catch up with everyone else. In [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class, Neville practised bowing to a [[Hippogriff]]; he constantly backed away from the animal, which didn't seem to want to bow back.<ref name="PA6" />
   
 
The next day in [[Potions (class)|Potions]], Neville again managed to earn the ire of [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]. He somehow was able to turn his [[Shrinking Solution]] orange instead of green. To ensure Neville would get the potion right, Snape told him that he would feed some of it to Neville's toad, [[Trevor]], at the end of the class. Desperately, he asked Hermione for help; she whispered instructions to him out of the corner of her mouth. By the end of class, he was able to turn his potion green, and successfully shrunk Trevor from a [[toad]] to a tadpole. Upon returning Trevor to his proper size, Snape took five points from Hermione simply to spite the [[Gryffindor]]s.<ref name="PA7">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Boggart in the Wardrobe'')</ref>
 
The next day in [[Potions (class)|Potions]], Neville again managed to earn the ire of [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]. He somehow was able to turn his [[Shrinking Solution]] orange instead of green. To ensure Neville would get the potion right, Snape told him that he would feed some of it to Neville's toad, [[Trevor]], at the end of the class. Desperately, he asked Hermione for help; she whispered instructions to him out of the corner of her mouth. By the end of class, he was able to turn his potion green, and successfully shrunk Trevor from a [[toad]] to a tadpole. Upon returning Trevor to his proper size, Snape took five points from Hermione simply to spite the [[Gryffindor]]s.<ref name="PA7">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Boggart in the Wardrobe'')</ref>
   
Later that day, Neville helped Professor [[Remus Lupin]]'s first practical [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] lesson about [[boggart]]s. Neville was the first person to be asked. When asked what scared him most in the world, Neville replied "Professor Snape". To counter the boggart, Lupin asked Neville to picture Snape in his [[Augusta Longbottom|grandmother]]'s clothes. For his help, Neville earned ten points for Gryffindor. Neville destroyed the boggart at the end of class.<ref name="PA7"/>
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[[File:Tumblr_lpboz9frwz1qd1rtlo1_250.gif|frame|Neville's [[Boggart]], Professor Snape]]
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Later that day, Neville helped Professor [[Remus Lupin]]'s first practical [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] lesson about [[boggart]]s. Neville was the first person to be asked. When asked what scared him most in the world, Neville replied "Professor Snape". To counter the boggart, Lupin asked Neville to picture Snape in his [[Augusta Longbottom|grandmother]]'s clothes. For his help, Neville earned ten points for Gryffindor. Neville destroyed the boggart at the end of class.<ref name="PA7" />
   
 
In the spring of [[1994]], Neville lost the [[password]]s to [[Gryffindor Tower]]; because [[Sir Cadogan]] changed them so frequently, Neville needed to write them down so he could remember them.<ref name="PA12">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 12 (''The Patronus'')</ref> After the passwords disappeared, [[Sirius Black]] managed to enter [[Gryffindor Tower]] with a knife. After learning Neville was indirectly responsible, Professor McGonagall banned him from all [[Hogsmeade weekend trips|future visits]] into [[Hogsmeade]] for the remainder of the school year, gave him a detention, and forbade anyone from giving him the password to the common room, thus he had to wait outside the portrait until someone came by. Two days later, Neville received a [[Howler]] from his grandmother; he tore out of the [[Great Hall]], amid shouts of laughter, and opened it in the [[Entrance Hall]], where his grandmother's angry voice told him he brought shame to their family.<ref name="PA14">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Snape's Grudge'')</ref>
 
In the spring of [[1994]], Neville lost the [[password]]s to [[Gryffindor Tower]]; because [[Sir Cadogan]] changed them so frequently, Neville needed to write them down so he could remember them.<ref name="PA12">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 12 (''The Patronus'')</ref> After the passwords disappeared, [[Sirius Black]] managed to enter [[Gryffindor Tower]] with a knife. After learning Neville was indirectly responsible, Professor McGonagall banned him from all [[Hogsmeade weekend trips|future visits]] into [[Hogsmeade]] for the remainder of the school year, gave him a detention, and forbade anyone from giving him the password to the common room, thus he had to wait outside the portrait until someone came by. Two days later, Neville received a [[Howler]] from his grandmother; he tore out of the [[Great Hall]], amid shouts of laughter, and opened it in the [[Entrance Hall]], where his grandmother's angry voice told him he brought shame to their family.<ref name="PA14">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Snape's Grudge'')</ref>
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At the end of his [[Divination]] final exam, Neville was told that, if he told anyone his results, he would suffer a serious accident.<ref name="PA16">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 16 (''Professor Trelawney's Prediction'')</ref>
 
At the end of his [[Divination]] final exam, Neville was told that, if he told anyone his results, he would suffer a serious accident.<ref name="PA16">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 16 (''Professor Trelawney's Prediction'')</ref>
   
[[File:Neville_cap13.jpg|thumb|Neville in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class in his 4th year.]]
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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Neville, are you all right?|Neville|Oh, yes, I'm fine. Very interesting dinner — I mean lesson — what's for eating?|Neville in an "unnaturally high voice" after a lesson on the [[Unforgivable Curses]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
==== Fourth year====
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[[File:47565_150599908291889_5820596_n.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Neville in his fourth year]]
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Hermione|Neville?|Neville|Oh, hello. Interesting lesson, wasn't it? I wonder what's for dinner, I'm — I'm starving, aren't you?|Neville, are you all right?|Oh, yes, I'm fine. Very interesting dinner — I mean lesson — what's for eating?|Neville in an "unnaturally high voice" after a lesson on the [[Unforgivable Curses]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
   
In [[1994]], Neville met up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. He jealously listened to their recap of the [[Quidditch World Cup]]; his grandmother had not wanted to go, and did not purchase tickets.<ref name="GF11">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 11 (''Aboard the Hogwarts Express'')</ref> He was also awestruck by Ron's [[miniature figurine of Viktor Krum]].<ref name="GF11"/>
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In [[1994]], Neville met up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. He jealously listened to their recap of the [[Quidditch World Cup]]; his grandmother had not wanted to go, and did not purchase tickets.<ref name="GF11">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 11 (''Aboard the Hogwarts Express'')</ref> He was also awestruck by Ron's [[miniature figurine of Viktor Krum]].<ref name="GF11" />
[[File:GoFNevilleLongbottom102005.jpeg|x200|right|thumb|Neville down at the Lake.]]
 
   
In [[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]]'s first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class, Neville was able to supply information about the [[Unforgivable Curses]], in particular the [[Cruciatus Curse]]. When Moody demonstrated the curse on a [[spider]], Neville was terrified; he gripped his desk so hard, his knuckles turned white. Hermione noticed this and called for the [[professor]] to stop. After class, Moody — who was in fact [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], one of the attackers of Neville's parents, under disguise by use of [[Polyjuice Potion]]— took Neville to his office for a cup of tea.
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In [[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]]'s first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class, Neville was able to supply information about the [[Unforgivable Curses]], in particular the [[Cruciatus Curse]]. When Moody demonstrated the curse on a [[spider]], Neville was terrified; he gripped his desk so hard, his knuckles turned white. Hermione noticed this and called for the [[professor]] to stop. After class, Moody — who was in fact [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], one of the attackers of Neville's parents, under disguise by use of [[Polyjuice Potion]]— took Neville to his office for a cup of tea.
[[File:Neville2-250px-gf.jpg|thumb|left|Neville Longbottom in 1994]]
 
   
 
Having heard from [[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]] about Neville's aptitude in [[Herbology]], "Moody" cheered Neville up by telling him what Sprout had said and gave him a number of books he thought Neville would enjoy. One of them was [[Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean]], which Crouch intended for Harry to read in order to learn all about [[Gillyweed]] for the second task<ref name="GF14">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 14 (''The Unforgivable Curses'')</ref>, but he was stubbornly searching through the library.<ref name="GF26">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 26 (''The Second Task'')</ref>
 
Having heard from [[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]] about Neville's aptitude in [[Herbology]], "Moody" cheered Neville up by telling him what Sprout had said and gave him a number of books he thought Neville would enjoy. One of them was [[Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean]], which Crouch intended for Harry to read in order to learn all about [[Gillyweed]] for the second task<ref name="GF14">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 14 (''The Unforgivable Curses'')</ref>, but he was stubbornly searching through the library.<ref name="GF26">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 26 (''The Second Task'')</ref>
   
[[File:Ginny and Neville.jpg|thumb|Neville Longbottom and Ginny Weasley at the [[Yule Ball]].]]
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[[File:Yule_ball2.gif|frame|Neville and Ginny Weasley at the [[Yule Ball]]]]
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A few days later in class, Neville was put under the [[Imperius Curse]] by Moody, under the pretence of letting the class know what it felt like. Under Moody's influence, Neville performed a series of "quite astonishing gymnastics" that he could not have performed normally.<ref name="GF15">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 15 (''Beauxbatons and Durmstrang'')</ref>
 
A few days later in class, Neville was put under the [[Imperius Curse]] by Moody, under the pretence of letting the class know what it felt like. Under Moody's influence, Neville performed a series of "quite astonishing gymnastics" that he could not have performed normally.<ref name="GF15">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 15 (''Beauxbatons and Durmstrang'')</ref>
   
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====Fifth year====
 
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{{Dialogue a-b|Bellatrix|Longbottom? Why I have had the pleasure of meeting your parents, boy...|Neville|I DOE YOU HAB!|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] and Neville, during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
   
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Neville|We were all in the D.A. together. It was all supposed to be about fighting You-Know-Who, wasn't it? And this is the first chance we've had to do something real — or was that all just a game or something?|Harry|No — of course it wasn't —|Then we should come too. We want to help.|Neville insists on going with the trio to the [[Department of Mysteries]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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[[File:Neville-longbottom.jpg|left|thumb|200x200px|Neville in his fifth year]]
 
In [[1995]], Neville met with Harry and Ginny on the Hogwarts Express. Searching for seats, the trio entered [[Luna Lovegood]]'s compartment. Once inside, he excitedly showed them his [[Mimbulus Mimbletonia]], a birthday present from his [[Algie|great-uncle Algie]]. He told them about his plans to show it to Professor Sprout, as well as wanting to breed it.<ref name="OP10">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 10 (''Luna Lovegood'')</ref>
 
In [[1995]], Neville met with Harry and Ginny on the Hogwarts Express. Searching for seats, the trio entered [[Luna Lovegood]]'s compartment. Once inside, he excitedly showed them his [[Mimbulus Mimbletonia]], a birthday present from his [[Algie|great-uncle Algie]]. He told them about his plans to show it to Professor Sprout, as well as wanting to breed it.<ref name="OP10">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 10 (''Luna Lovegood'')</ref>
   
After arriving at Hogwarts, Neville defended Harry during a verbal fight with [[Seamus Finnigan]], claiming that the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' was going downhill, not Harry and Dumbledore. He and his grandmother both believed Harry's claim that Voldemort had returned, and had cancelled their subscription to the newspaper.<ref name="OP11">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 11 (''The Sorting Hat's New Song)</ref>
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After arriving at Hogwarts, Neville helped Harry get into Gryffindor Tower as Harry had not learned the new password yet, and then defended Harry during a verbal fight with [[Seamus Finnigan]], claiming that the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' was going downhill, not Harry and Dumbledore. He and his grandmother both believed Harry's claim that Voldemort had returned, and had cancelled their subscription to the newspaper.<ref name="OP11">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 11 (''The Sorting Hat's New Song)''</ref>
[[File:Training.jpg|thumb|left|270px|Neville training in the D.A. with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Cho Chang]].]]
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[[File:Harry_teaching.png|thumb|230x230px|Harry instructs Cho Chang, Ron Weasley, and Neville Longbottom]]
   
 
When Harry, Ron, and Hermione began organising [[Dumbledore's Army]], Neville was one of the first to sign up. At their first meeting in the [[Room of Requirement]], Neville was left partner-less when they began practice; Neville instead partnered with Harry. After successfully [[Disarming Charm|Disarming]] Harry, Neville then joined Ron and Hermione, so Harry could check on the others. <ref name="OP18">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 18 (''Dumbledore's Army'')</ref> With Harry's encouragement, by the beginning of Christmas break, Neville had improved "beyond all recognition."<ref name="OP21">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 21 (''The Eye of the Snake'')</ref>
 
When Harry, Ron, and Hermione began organising [[Dumbledore's Army]], Neville was one of the first to sign up. At their first meeting in the [[Room of Requirement]], Neville was left partner-less when they began practice; Neville instead partnered with Harry. After successfully [[Disarming Charm|Disarming]] Harry, Neville then joined Ron and Hermione, so Harry could check on the others. <ref name="OP18">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 18 (''Dumbledore's Army'')</ref> With Harry's encouragement, by the beginning of Christmas break, Neville had improved "beyond all recognition."<ref name="OP21">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 21 (''The Eye of the Snake'')</ref>
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During [[Christmas]] break, Ron, Hermione and Ginny learned that Neville's parents were not dead, but patients in [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]], having gone insane after being tortured by a group of [[Death Eaters]] at the end of the [[First Wizarding War]]. Harry was the only one who already knew this, having found out in the [[Pensieve]] in [[1994]], but he had told no one, keeping Neville's secret safe. Before Neville left, his [[Alice Longbottom|mother]] handed him an empty Droobles Blowing Gum wrapper; while his grandmother wanted him to throw it away, Neville instead pocketed it.<ref name="OP23">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 23 (''Christmas on the Closed Ward'')</ref>
 
During [[Christmas]] break, Ron, Hermione and Ginny learned that Neville's parents were not dead, but patients in [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]], having gone insane after being tortured by a group of [[Death Eaters]] at the end of the [[First Wizarding War]]. Harry was the only one who already knew this, having found out in the [[Pensieve]] in [[1994]], but he had told no one, keeping Neville's secret safe. Before Neville left, his [[Alice Longbottom|mother]] handed him an empty Droobles Blowing Gum wrapper; while his grandmother wanted him to throw it away, Neville instead pocketed it.<ref name="OP23">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 23 (''Christmas on the Closed Ward'')</ref>
   
When it was learned that [[Azkaban escapes#1996|ten Death Eaters escaped from Azkaban]] in [[1996]], including [[Lestrange Family|three of the ones]] responsible for the torture of Neville's parents, Neville did not speak of it, but it "wrought a strange and even slightly alarming change" in him, according to Harry. He worked harder than anyone in D.A. meetings, and was the fastest to pick up new spells aside from Hermione.<ref name="OP25">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 25 (''The Beetle at Bay'')</ref>
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When it was learned that [[Azkaban escapes#1996|ten Death Eaters escaped from Azkaban]] in [[1996]], including [[Lestrange Family|three of the ones]] responsible for the torture of Neville's parents, Neville did not speak of it, but it "wrought a strange and even slightly alarming change" in him, according to Harry. He worked harder than anyone in D.A. meetings, and was the fastest to pick up new spells aside from Hermione.<ref name="OP25">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 25 (''The Beetle at Bay'')</ref>
[[File:Department of Mysteries.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Ron, Luna, Neville, Hermione, Harry and Ginny in the [[Department of Mysteries]].]]
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[[File:D.a._1996.gif|frame|left|[[Ron]], [[Luna]], Neville, [[Hermione]], [[Harry]] and [[Ginny]] in the Department of Mysteries]]
   
 
When Harry had a vision that [[Sirius Black]] was in danger at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], Neville was one of the D.A. members who volunteered to accompany him. He, Ginny and Luna joined the trio in flying [[Thestral]]s to London, despite Harry's reluctance to let them accompany him.<ref name="OP33">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 33 (''Fight and Flight'')</ref>
 
When Harry had a vision that [[Sirius Black]] was in danger at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], Neville was one of the D.A. members who volunteered to accompany him. He, Ginny and Luna joined the trio in flying [[Thestral]]s to London, despite Harry's reluctance to let them accompany him.<ref name="OP33">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 33 (''Fight and Flight'')</ref>
   
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Neville|We were all in the D.A. together. It was all supposed to be about fighting You-Know-Who, wasn't it? And this is the first chance we've had to do something real or was that all just a game or something?|Harry|No of course it wasn't —|Then we should come too. We want to help.|Neville insists on going with the trio to the [[Department of Mysteries]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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Once in the [[Hall of Prophecies]], Harry was drawn to an orb that had his name on it. Neville and Hermione urged him not to remove it; once Harry had, the group was confronted by [[Death Eaters]]. <ref name="OP34">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 34 (''The Department of Mysteries'')</ref> In the subsequent [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]], Neville accompanied Harry and Hermione. He [[Disarming Charm|disarmed]] a Death Eater who was struggling with Harry, accidentally disarming Harry as well. Later, [[Antonin Dolohov]] broke Neville's nose and [[Neville Longbottom's first wand|wand]], but Neville refused Harry's suggestion that he leave with an incapacitated Hermione to go get help, instead carrying her while he and Harry searched for Ron, Ginny and Luna.<ref name="OP35">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 35 (''Beyond the Veil'')</ref>
   
Once in the [[Hall of Prophecies]], Harry was drawn to an orb that had his name on it. Neville and Hermione urged him not to remove it; once Harry had, the group was confronted by [[Death Eaters]]. <ref name="OP34">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 34 (''The Department of Mysteries'')</ref> In the subsequent [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]], Neville accompanied Harry and Hermione. He [[Disarming Charm|disarmed]] a Death Eater who was struggling with Harry, accidentally disarming Harry as well. Later, [[Antonin Dolohov]] broke Neville's nose and [[Neville Longbottom's first wand|wand]], but Neville refused Harry's suggestion that he leave with an incapacitated Hermione to go get help, instead carrying her while he and Harry searched for Ron, Ginny and Luna.<ref name="OP35">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 35 (''Beyond the Veil'')</ref>
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[[File:Tumblr_m1c96lUrQE1qeb3sro3_250.gif|thumb|210px|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] threatens Neville at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.]]
   
[[File:BellatrixNeville.jpg|left|thumb|250px|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] threatens Neville at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].]]
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The other three were soon incapacitated and Neville and Harry were cornered by the [[Death Eaters]]. [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] briefly tortured Neville with the [[Cruciatus Curse]], both to try to make Harry hand over the [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|prophecy]] and to see how long Neville held out before "cracking" like his parents.<ref name="OP35" />
The other three were soon incapacitated and Neville and Harry were cornered by the [[Death Eaters]]. [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] briefly tortured Neville with the [[Cruciatus Curse]], both to try to make Harry hand over the [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|prophecy]] and to see how long Neville held out before "cracking" like his parents.<ref name="OP35"/>
 
   
 
After the [[Order of the Phoenix]] arrived, Harry tried to get out with Neville, who was struck with ''[[Tarantallegra]]'' by Dolohov. <ref name="OP36">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 36 (''The Only One He Ever Feared'')</ref> As Harry pulled him up a flight of stairs, Neville accidentally smashed the prophecy. As the battle continued, Neville alerted Harry to the appearance of [[Albus Dumbledore]]. The battle soon ended, and Neville and his friends were transported back to Hogwarts, where Neville's nose was fixed by [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]].<ref name="OP38">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 38 (''The Second War Begins'')</ref>
 
After the [[Order of the Phoenix]] arrived, Harry tried to get out with Neville, who was struck with ''[[Tarantallegra]]'' by Dolohov. <ref name="OP36">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 36 (''The Only One He Ever Feared'')</ref> As Harry pulled him up a flight of stairs, Neville accidentally smashed the prophecy. As the battle continued, Neville alerted Harry to the appearance of [[Albus Dumbledore]]. The battle soon ended, and Neville and his friends were transported back to Hogwarts, where Neville's nose was fixed by [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]].<ref name="OP38">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 38 (''The Second War Begins'')</ref>
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Harry soon learned the contents of the prophecy from Dumbledore. As both Neville and Harry were born at the close of [[July]] to parents who had all escaped Voldemort three times, they both qualified for the prophecy child. However, Dumbledore believed that the prophecy did indeed refer to Harry, not Neville, as [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] marked Harry as his equal by attacking him.<ref name="OP37">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 37 (''The Lost Phrophecy'')</ref>
 
Harry soon learned the contents of the prophecy from Dumbledore. As both Neville and Harry were born at the close of [[July]] to parents who had all escaped Voldemort three times, they both qualified for the prophecy child. However, Dumbledore believed that the prophecy did indeed refer to Harry, not Neville, as [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] marked Harry as his equal by attacking him.<ref name="OP37">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 37 (''The Lost Phrophecy'')</ref>
   
Neville purchased a [[Neville Longbottom's second wand|new wand]], 13" [[cherry]] wood, with a [[unicorn]] hair [[wand core|core]], from [[Garrick Ollivander]]beforehis sixth year.
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Neville purchased a [[Neville Longbottom's second wand|new wand]], 13" [[cherry]] wood, with a [[unicorn]] hair [[wand core|core]], from [[Garrick Ollivander]] before his sixth year.
[[File:HermioneNevilleHBP.jpg|thumb|270px|right|Neville and [[Hermione Granger]] in their [[1996|sixth year]].]]
 
   
 
====Sixth year====
 
====Sixth year====
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Luna|People expect you to have cooler friends than us.|Harry|You ''are'' cool. None of them were at the Ministry. They didn’t [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|fight with me]].|Harry to Neville and Luna on the [[Hogwarts Express]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Luna|People expect you to have cooler friends than us.|Harry|You ''are'' cool. None of them were at the Ministry. They didn’t [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|fight with me]].|Harry to Neville and Luna on the [[Hogwarts Express]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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[[File:NevilleHBP.jpg|thumb|left|140px|Neville in his sixth year]]
   
 
On [[1 September]], [[1996]], Neville sat with [[Harry Potter]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. When [[Romilda Vane]], a younger [[Gryffindor]] student, invited Harry to come to her compartment and implicitly insulted Neville and Luna, Harry coldly rebuffed her, emphasising that Neville and Luna were among his closest and most loyal friends. Neville was later invited to join [[Horace Slughorn]], the new [[Potions (class)|Potions]] professor, in his train compartment. <ref name="HBP7">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Slug Club'')</ref> Slughorn was searching for new students to add to his [[Slug Club]], but Neville didn't seem to meet Slughorn's requirements, and was not invited back to any of Slughorn's parties.
 
On [[1 September]], [[1996]], Neville sat with [[Harry Potter]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. When [[Romilda Vane]], a younger [[Gryffindor]] student, invited Harry to come to her compartment and implicitly insulted Neville and Luna, Harry coldly rebuffed her, emphasising that Neville and Luna were among his closest and most loyal friends. Neville was later invited to join [[Horace Slughorn]], the new [[Potions (class)|Potions]] professor, in his train compartment. <ref name="HBP7">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Slug Club'')</ref> Slughorn was searching for new students to add to his [[Slug Club]], but Neville didn't seem to meet Slughorn's requirements, and was not invited back to any of Slughorn's parties.
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====Seventh year====
 
====Seventh year====
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Neville|[[Alecto Carrow|Alecto]], Amycus’s sister, teaches [[Muggle Studies]], which is compulsory for everyone. We’ve all got to listen to her explain how [[Muggle]]s are like animals, stupid and dirty, and how they drive wizards into hiding by being vicious toward them, and how the natural order is being reestablished. I got this one ((indicates to a large gash on his cheek)) for asking her how much Muggle blood she and her brother have got.|Ron|Blimey, Neville, there’s a time and a place for getting a smart mouth.|You didn’t see her. You wouldn’t have stood it either. The thing is, it helps when people stand up to them, it gives everyone hope.|Neville explaining the situation at Hogwarts during his seventh year|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|[[Alecto Carrow|Alecto]], Amycus’s sister, teaches [[Muggle Studies]], which is compulsory for everyone. We’ve all got to listen to her explain how [[Muggle]]s are like animals, stupid and dirty, and how they drive wizards into hiding by being vicious toward them, and how the natural order is being reestablished. I got this one ((indicates to a large gash on his cheek)) for asking her how much Muggle blood she and her brother have got.|Neville explains Hogwarts new regime and his stand against the Carrows to the [[Trio]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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[[File:Neville_on_hogwarts_express.jpg|thumb|235px|Neville scorns Death Eaters searching for Harry Potter on the Hogwarts Express in [[1997]]]]
   
[[File:NevilleYR7.jpg|thumb|Neville on the Hogwarts Express in 1997]]
 
 
On [[1 August]], [[1997]], [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] took over the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. While [[Muggle-born]]s were rounded up and Harry, Ron and Hermione went on the run to search for Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es, Neville returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], and, along with Ginny and Luna, restarted [[Dumbledore's Army]]. The D.A. opposed the new headmaster, [[Severus Snape]], and the two new Death Eater professors, [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]], who taught anti-[[Muggle]] propaganda and the [[Dark Arts]]. Neville got in trouble with the Carrows for refusing to practise the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on other students as a method of punishment, as well as for standing up against their bigotry and cruelty.
 
On [[1 August]], [[1997]], [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] took over the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. While [[Muggle-born]]s were rounded up and Harry, Ron and Hermione went on the run to search for Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es, Neville returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], and, along with Ginny and Luna, restarted [[Dumbledore's Army]]. The D.A. opposed the new headmaster, [[Severus Snape]], and the two new Death Eater professors, [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]], who taught anti-[[Muggle]] propaganda and the [[Dark Arts]]. Neville got in trouble with the Carrows for refusing to practise the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on other students as a method of punishment, as well as for standing up against their bigotry and cruelty.
   
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====Battle of Hogwarts====
 
====Battle of Hogwarts====
{{Quote|Everybody in this room has proved he's loyal to Dumbledore. Loyal to you.|Neville to Harry, before the Battle of Hogwarts.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|It doesn't matter that Harry's gone. People die every day. Friends, family. Yeah, we still lost Harry tonight. He's still with us, in here. So's Fred, Remus, Tonks... they didn't die in vain. But YOU will. 'Cause you're wrong! Harry's heart did beat for us! For all of us! It's not over!|Neville boldly stands up to Voldemort.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
[[File:DH2_Ginny_Weasley_running_and_shouting.jpg|thumb|left|Neville witnessing Harry's "death".]]
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[[File:Trio_in_hogsmeade.jpg|thumb|left|225px|The trio and Neville in [[Hog's Head Inn]].]]
   
[[File:Trio_in_hogsmeade.jpg|thumb|230px|The trio and Neville in [[Hog's Head Inn]].]]
 
 
On [[2 May]], Neville enthusiastically greeted [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and led them from the Hog's Head into the [[Room of Requirement]]. Believing that their return meant the overthrow of the [[Death Eater]] professors, Neville signalled the rest of the D.A. to return to Hogwarts.<ref name="DH30">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 30 (''The Sacking of Severus Snape'')</ref> As students returned, along with the [[Order of the Phoenix]], Voldemort and his [[Death Eater]] army approached, and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] began.<ref name="DH31">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 31 (''The Battle of Hogwarts'')</ref>
 
On [[2 May]], Neville enthusiastically greeted [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and led them from the Hog's Head into the [[Room of Requirement]]. Believing that their return meant the overthrow of the [[Death Eater]] professors, Neville signalled the rest of the D.A. to return to Hogwarts.<ref name="DH30">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 30 (''The Sacking of Severus Snape'')</ref> As students returned, along with the [[Order of the Phoenix]], Voldemort and his [[Death Eater]] army approached, and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] began.<ref name="DH31">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 31 (''The Battle of Hogwarts'')</ref>
[[File:Tumblr_lwfbtiNIta1r5tevgo1_500.jpg|thumb|Neville standing up to Voldemort and his army during the Battle of Hogwarts.]]
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[[File:BAMF_Neville_Color.jpg|thumb|left|Neville during the Battle of Hogwarts - bloodied and battle-worn.]]
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[[File:HPDH2-3404.jpg|thumb|240px|Neville standing up to Voldemort and his army]]
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During the first round of battle, Neville used various plants to attack [[Death Eaters]], and helped transport the injured and dead when a temporary cease-fire was called. He briefly spoke to Harry, who told him that it was top priority to kill Voldemort's snake, [[Nagini]].<ref name="DH34">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 34 (''The Forest Again'')</ref> When the [[Death Eaters]] approached with a "dead" Harry, Neville stood up in defiance of Voldemort. He was subsequently forced to wear the [[Sorting Hat]] as it burned because he refused to join Voldemort. Fortunately, due to Harry's sacrifice, Neville was able to shrug off the [[Full Body-Bind Curse]].
 
During the first round of battle, Neville used various plants to attack [[Death Eaters]], and helped transport the injured and dead when a temporary cease-fire was called. He briefly spoke to Harry, who told him that it was top priority to kill Voldemort's snake, [[Nagini]].<ref name="DH34">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 34 (''The Forest Again'')</ref> When the [[Death Eaters]] approached with a "dead" Harry, Neville stood up in defiance of Voldemort. He was subsequently forced to wear the [[Sorting Hat]] as it burned because he refused to join Voldemort. Fortunately, due to Harry's sacrifice, Neville was able to shrug off the [[Full Body-Bind Curse]].
   
{{Dialogue a-b|Lord Voldemort|You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom.|Neville Longbottom|I'll join you when hell freezes over! [[Dumbledore's Army]]!|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and Neville, at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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[[File:Nevillegif.gif|frame|left|Neville kills [[Nagini]] using the Sword of Gryffindor]]
[[File:Nevillegif.gif|thumb|245px|Neville kills Nagini using the Sword of Gryffindor]]
 
   
 
Because of his tremendous bravery shown on the battlefield, Neville was able to pull [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|Godric Gryffindor's sword]] from the burning hat, in the process proving himself a true [[Gryffindor]], something that was doubted constantly throughout due to his apparently weak-willed, shy, and bumbling nature. In a single stroke, he killed Nagini, destroying Voldemort's last remaining [[Horcrux]]. Neville subsequently teamed up with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] as the defenders of Hogwarts and [[Death Eaters]] were forced into the [[Great Hall]] and defeated [[Fenrir Greyback]]. Also during the Battle Neville duelled [[Scabior]] on the Covered Bridge. Scabior fell to his death when the bridge fell down.<ref name="DH36">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 36 (''The Flaw in the Plan'')</ref>
 
Because of his tremendous bravery shown on the battlefield, Neville was able to pull [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|Godric Gryffindor's sword]] from the burning hat, in the process proving himself a true [[Gryffindor]], something that was doubted constantly throughout due to his apparently weak-willed, shy, and bumbling nature. In a single stroke, he killed Nagini, destroying Voldemort's last remaining [[Horcrux]]. Neville subsequently teamed up with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] as the defenders of Hogwarts and [[Death Eaters]] were forced into the [[Great Hall]] and defeated [[Fenrir Greyback]]. Also during the Battle Neville duelled [[Scabior]] on the Covered Bridge. Scabior fell to his death when the bridge fell down.<ref name="DH36">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 36 (''The Flaw in the Plan'')</ref>
[[File:Neville_Luna_post_battle.jpg|thumb|left|Neville and Luna after the battle.]]Neville witnessed Harry's final defeat of Voldemort and survived the [[Second Wizarding War]].
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Neville witnessed Harry's final defeat of Voldemort and survived the [[Second Wizarding War]].
   
 
===Later life===
 
===Later life===
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Ginny Potter|Don't forget to give Neville our love!|James Potter|Mum! I can't give a professor ''love''...|But you ''know'' Neville|Outside, yeah, but at school he's "Professor Longbottom", isn't he? I can't walk into Herbology and give him ''love''....|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter]] and [[James Potter II|her son]] exchange goodbyes at [[Platform Nine and Three-Quarters]] before her children depart to Hogwarts for the school year.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Ginny Potter|Don't forget to give Neville our love!|James Potter|Mum! I can't give a professor ''love''...|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter]] and [[James Potter II|her son]] exchange goodbyes at [[Platform Nine and Three-Quarters]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
 
Neville briefly worked as an [[Auror]] immediately following the war.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html PotterCast Interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref> Sometime afterwards, he became Professor of [[Herbology]] at Hogwarts.<ref name="DHEpilogue" /> His students were impressed when he would show them his [[Dumbledore's Army coin]], which he and other D.A. members kept as a badge of honour.<ref>[http://www.bloomsbury.com/harrypotter/default.aspx?sec=3 Bloomsbury Live Chat]</ref> Neville remained in contact with his old friends, as in [[2017]], Ginny told her and Harry's [[James Potter II|eldest son]] to give Neville their love when he arrived at Hogwarts.<ref name="DHEpilogue" />
 
Neville briefly worked as an [[Auror]] immediately following the war.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html PotterCast Interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref> Sometime afterwards, he became Professor of [[Herbology]] at Hogwarts.<ref name="DHEpilogue" /> His students were impressed when he would show them his [[Dumbledore's Army coin]], which he and other D.A. members kept as a badge of honour.<ref>[http://www.bloomsbury.com/harrypotter/default.aspx?sec=3 Bloomsbury Live Chat]</ref> Neville remained in contact with his old friends, as in [[2017]], Ginny told her and Harry's [[James Potter II|eldest son]] to give Neville their love when he arrived at Hogwarts.<ref name="DHEpilogue" />
   
In time, he married his former classmate and [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]] member [[Hannah Abbott]], and the pair lived at the [[Leaky Cauldron]], where she became the landlady.<ref name="hannah">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more J.K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall]</ref> It is unknown if they ever had any children.
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Sometime before 2014, he married his former classmate and [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]] member [[Hannah Abbott]], and the pair lived at the [[Leaky Cauldron]], where she became the landlady.<ref name="hannah">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more J.K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall]</ref>. Hannah had retired from being Landlady as of 2014, she and Neville were childless and, scathingly, reported by Rita Skeeter as enjoying "a little more Ogden's Firewhisky than most would expect from custodians of our children"<ref>[http://www.pottermore.com/en/daily-prophet/qwc2014/2014-07-08/dumbledores-army-reunites (''Daily Prophet'', 08 July 2014)]</ref>. Whether this is true or simply another scandelous rumour from Rita Skeeter is unknown. It was reported by Rita Skeeter that Neville is the godfather of Harry's second son, Albus Potter.
   
[[File:47565_150599908291889_5820596_n.jpg|thumb|Neville in his forth year.]]
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[[File:Neville-promo-pics-neville-longbottom-28261912-390-520.jpg|thumb|130px|Neville Longbottom]]
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
   
Neville was described as round-faced,<ref name="PS6"/> with a short, chubby build and blond <ref>Book canon has priority over films.</ref> hair. He had quite bucked teeth. He was called "fat" by [[Pansy Parkinson]], but this may have been an exaggeration, as Pansy frequently made disparaging comments about Gryffindor students.<ref name="PS9" /> Neville strongly resembled his [[Alice Longbottom|mother]].
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Neville was said to strongly resemble his [[Alice Longbottom|mother]], being round-faced,<ref name="PS6" /> with a short, chubby build and blond hair.<ref>Book canon has priority over films.</ref> He was also somewhat buck-toothed. [[Pansy Parkinson]] had once called him "fat", but this may have been an exaggeration, as she frequently made disparaging comments about Gryffindor students.<ref name="PS9" /> It is unknown if his appearance changed as he matured over the years, but it should be noted that the film Neville (who was portrayed as brown-haired instead of blond-haired) grew from a short, chubby boy into a lean young man taller than even Harry.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Bellatrix|Longbottom? Why, I have had the pleasure of meeting your [[Alice and Frank Longbottom|parents]], boy.|Neville|I DOE YOU HAB!|...let's see how long Longbottom lasts before he cracks like his parents...unless [[Harry Potter|Potter]] wants to give us the prophecy.|DON'D GIB ID DO DEM! DON'D GIB ID DO DEM, HARRY!|Neville defying [[Death Eaters]] with a broken nose in the [[Department of Mysteries]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Bellatrix| ...let's see how long Longbottom lasts before he cracks like his parents ...unless [[Harry Potter|Potter]] wants to give us the prophecy.|Neville|DON'D GIB ID DO DEM! DON'D GIB ID DO DEM, HARRY!|Neville defying [[Death Eaters]] with a broken nose in the [[Department of Mysteries]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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[[File:Neville_Longbottom_showed_his_interest_in_Herbology.jpg|thumb|left|155px|Neville Longbottom showed his interest in Herbology (the study of plants)]]
   
 
When he was younger, Neville was clumsy, forgetful, shy, and many considered him ill-suited for [[Gryffindor]] house because he seemed timid. However, Neville proved that the [[Sorting Hat]] had seen the bravery beneath his insecurity, as he stood up to his only friends as a first-year<ref name="PS6" /> and later became one of the [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]]’s most courageous members.<ref name="OP18" /> Part of Neville’s problem seems to have been poor self-esteem, as he referred to himself as a "nobody" and "almost a [[Squib]]"<ref name="CS11" /> at times. This was likely caused by his grandmother’s belief that he was not living up to his parents’ accomplishments, and browbeating from fellow students and people like [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]. Though he came from a pure-blood family, he held no prejudice against [[half-blood]]s or [[Muggle-born]]s.
 
When he was younger, Neville was clumsy, forgetful, shy, and many considered him ill-suited for [[Gryffindor]] house because he seemed timid. However, Neville proved that the [[Sorting Hat]] had seen the bravery beneath his insecurity, as he stood up to his only friends as a first-year<ref name="PS6" /> and later became one of the [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]]’s most courageous members.<ref name="OP18" /> Part of Neville’s problem seems to have been poor self-esteem, as he referred to himself as a "nobody" and "almost a [[Squib]]"<ref name="CS11" /> at times. This was likely caused by his grandmother’s belief that he was not living up to his parents’ accomplishments, and browbeating from fellow students and people like [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]. Though he came from a pure-blood family, he held no prejudice against [[half-blood]]s or [[Muggle-born]]s.
   
[[File:Neville Longbottom showed his interest in Herbology.jpg|thumb|200px|Neville Longbottom showed his interest in Herbology (the study of plants)]]
 
 
With the support of his friends, to whom he was very loyal, the encouragement of [[Remus Lupin|Professor Remus Lupin]] to face his fears in his third year, and the motivation of knowing his parents’ torturers were on the loose, Neville became braver, more self-assured, and dedicated to the fight against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]].<ref name="OP25" /> This was proven by his participation in many battles and his revival of the D.A. in the face of threats and torture at the hands of the [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow|Carrows]] in his seventh year, as well as his defiance of Voldemort himself during the [[Battle of Hogwarts|final battle]].<ref name="DH29" />
 
With the support of his friends, to whom he was very loyal, the encouragement of [[Remus Lupin|Professor Remus Lupin]] to face his fears in his third year, and the motivation of knowing his parents’ torturers were on the loose, Neville became braver, more self-assured, and dedicated to the fight against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]].<ref name="OP25" /> This was proven by his participation in many battles and his revival of the D.A. in the face of threats and torture at the hands of the [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow|Carrows]] in his seventh year, as well as his defiance of Voldemort himself during the [[Battle of Hogwarts|final battle]].<ref name="DH29" />
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
[[File:DALine-up.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Neville and [[Harry Potter|Harry]] practising with the D.A.]]
 
[[File:HPDH_Neville_Longbottom.jpg|thumb|Neville about to duel Scabior on the covered bridge.]]
 
Neville was not an academically strong student in his early years, often requiring Hermione’s help in class and with school-work, but part of this was likely caused by his use of another's wand, poor self-esteem, and anxiety caused the incessant bullying from many of his peers and [[Severus Snape]] due to his forgetful nature and clumsiness. This was confirmed by [[Minerva McGonagall]]. However, upon his newly-found bravery and confidence in his later years his talents and power as a wizard grew.
 
   
*'''[[Herbologist]]''': Neville was gifted at [[Herbology]], earning an [[Outstanding]] in his [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] on the subject. Even Professor Sprout, teacher of Herbology at Hogwarts, confirmed that. He later worked as Professor of this subject himself.
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[[File:DALine-up.jpg|thumb|220px|Neville and [[Harry Potter|Harry]] practising with the D.A.]]
*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': Neville proved to be capable in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], once properly motivated and more sure of himself. Neville's talent with defensive spells and counter-jinxes was proven in the [[Second Wizarding War]], as well as his post-bellum work as an [[Auror]].
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*'''[[Duel]]ling''': Neville was competent at duelling and in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], he, along with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], defeated [[Fenrir Greyback]], and he survived the battle. He also survived the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], without any serious injuries. He also single-handedly duelled [[Scabior]] and a large group of [[Snatchers]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] until the bridge they were on was destroyed, taking the Snatchers lives with it. Neville was notably the last person standing apart from Harry during the battle of the [[Department of Mysteries]] until the [[Order of the Phoenix]] arrived to rescue them. Neville was also said to master a Shield Charm more quickly than anyone in Dumbledore's Army apart from Hermione.
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Neville was not an academically strong student in his early years, often requiring [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s help in class and with school-work, but part of this was likely caused by his use of another's wand, poor self-esteem, and anxiety caused by the incessant bullying from many of his peers and [[Severus Snape]] due to his forgetful nature and clumsiness. This was confirmed by [[Minerva McGonagall]].<ref name="OotP">{{OOTP}}</ref> However, upon finding both courage and confidence in his later years, his power and talents as a wizard grew to where he could effectively assume the role of leadership in Harry's absence, and he was deemed worthy of wielding the Sword of Gryffindor.
*'''[[Charms]]''': Neville was also good at [[Charms (class)|Charms]], in which he earned an [[Exceeds Expectations]] O.W.L.<ref name="HBP9">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 9 (''The Half Blood Prince'')</ref>
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*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Though not excellent at [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]], Professor McGonagall stated that Neville's work only lacked confidence. With that said, Neville managed to score an "[[Acceptable]]", but he was unable to continue into the N.E.W.T. level.<ref name="HBP9"/>
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{{Quote|Apparently, [[Professor Sprout]] told Professor Moody I'm really good at [[Herbology]].|Neville in [[1994]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
*'''Bravery''': Neville showed a great amount of bravery when he stood up to the Carrows and even Lord Voldemort himself.
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*'''[[Herbology]]''': Neville was gifted at Herbology, earning an '[[Outstanding]]' on his [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] exam.<ref name="HBP9">{{HBP}} - Chapter 9 (''The Half-Blood Prince'')</ref> Even Professor Sprout, teacher of Herbology at Hogwarts, confirmed that. After the Second Wizarding War he later worked as Professor of this subject himself. He was also the fastest worker in class: in [[1996|1996,]] he was the first to extract a pod from a [[Snargaluff]] plant.<ref name="HBP">{{HBP}}</ref>
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{{Quote|He was improving so fast it was quite unnerving|[[Harry Potter]] about Neville regarding the [[D.A.]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': Neville proved to be proficient in Defence Against the Dark Arts, once properly motivated and more sure of himself. He achieved an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' on his O.W.L. exam, which allowed him to advance to [[N.E.W.T.]]-level.<ref name="HBP9">{{HBP}} - Chapter 9 (''The Half-Blood Prince'')</ref> Neville's talent with defensive spells and counter-jinxes was also proven in the [[Second Wizarding War]], as well as his post-bellum work as an [[Auror]].
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*'''[[Duel]]ling''': Neville proved to be a surprisingly competent duellist right from the start: he survived the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] without any serious injuries, and was notably the last person - apart from Harry - standing until the [[Order of the Phoenix]] arrived to rescue them. He later fought in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and again emerged relatively unscathed. In the final Battle of Hogwarts, he singlehandedly duelled [[Scabior]] and a large group of [[Snatchers]] until the bridge they were on was destroyed (taking the Snatchers' lives with it).<ref name="DH">{{DH}}</ref> He also defeated [[Fenrir Greyback]] along with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and was one of the survivors. It is also very likely that his skill in martial magic increased considerably after serving as an Auror, even if only for a short time, due to his hand-on experience.
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*'''[[Charms]]''': Neville was talented in Charms, earning an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' for the subject on his O.W.L. exam.<ref name="HBP9">{{HBP}} - Chapter 9 (''The Half Blood Prince'')</ref> He mastered the [[Shield Charm]] more quickly than anyone in [[Dumbledore's Army]], apart from [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]].<ref name="OotP34">{{OOTP}}</ref> He could also effectively perform simpler Charms: the [[Locking Spell]]<ref name="OotP">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 34 (''The Department of Mysteries'')</ref> and [[Banishing Charm]], the latter of which he cast during a Charms lesson, but his aim was not very good. He could also produce a non-corporeal [[Patronus]], which was an advanced piece of magic.
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{{Quote|I'm sorry, Longbottom, but '[[Acceptable]]' really isn't good enough for N.E.W.T. level. I just don't think you'd be able to cope with the coursework.|Professor McGonagall to Neville|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Though not excellent at [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]], Professor McGonagall stated that Neville's work only lacked confidence. With that said, Neville managed to score an 'Acceptable', but he was unable to continue into the N.E.W.T.-level.<ref name="HBP9">{{HBP}} - Chapter 9 (''The Half-Blood Prince'')</ref> It is likely that his ability in the subject improved to some extent after serving as an Auror, given that Transfiguration is commonly used in the job and he therefore would have gotten some more experience using it.
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*'''Leadership skills:''' During the [[1997-1998 school year]], Neville co-led [[Dumbledore's Army]] along side [[Ginny Weasley|Ginny and]] [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]]. His leadership proved to be so efficient that the Death Eaters were forced to resort to attempting to control him through his grandmother, and he was forced to go into hiding.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Family===
 
===Family===
The only family he is known to have is his grandmother who belittles him and insults him, his great-uncle Algie who he appears to be very close to, his parents who were driven into insanity by Bellatrix Lestrange and his wife Hannah Abbot. He may or may not have any children.
 
 
====Parents====
 
====Parents====
[[File:Alice.jpg|thumb|right|220px|[[Alice Longbottom]], Neville's mother.]]
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{{Dialogue a-b|Neville Longbottom|Fourteen years ago, a [[Death Eater]] named [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] used the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on my parents. She tortured them for information, but they never gave in. I'm quite proud to be their son. But I'm not sure I'm ready for everyone to know just yet.|Harry Potter|We're going to make them proud, Neville. That's a promise.|Neville and Harry Potter about the fate of Neville's parents sometime in 1995.}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Neville Longbottom|Fourteen years ago, a [[Death Eater]] named [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] used the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on my parents. She tortured them for information, but they never gave in. I'm quite proud to be their son. But I'm not sure I'm ready for everyone to know just yet.|Harry Potter|We're going to make them proud, Neville. That's a promise.|Neville and Harry Potter about the fate of Neville's parents sometime in 1995.}}
[[File:Frank.jpg|thumb|left|220px|[[Frank Longbottom]], Neville's father.]]
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[[File:Frank&alice.gif|frame|left|Frank and Alice Longbottom, his mother and father]]
   
 
As Neville's parents, [[Alice and Frank Longbottom]], had been permanent residents of [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] since Neville's infancy, he never knew them as the popular and talented Aurors they were reputed to be. Nevertheless, he held them in high esteem, much like his friend Harry looked up to the parents he never knew. Neville regularly visited his parents at St Mungo's with his grandmother, where he tried to speak to them and brought them sweets, keeping the wrappers his mother handed back to him, even when his grandmother told him to throw them in the bin.<ref name="OP23" /> Their torture clearly haunted him, as he was badly shaken by seeing the [[Cruciatus Curse]] demonstrated on a [[spider]] in his [[1994|fourth year]].<ref name="GF14" />
 
As Neville's parents, [[Alice and Frank Longbottom]], had been permanent residents of [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] since Neville's infancy, he never knew them as the popular and talented Aurors they were reputed to be. Nevertheless, he held them in high esteem, much like his friend Harry looked up to the parents he never knew. Neville regularly visited his parents at St Mungo's with his grandmother, where he tried to speak to them and brought them sweets, keeping the wrappers his mother handed back to him, even when his grandmother told him to throw them in the bin.<ref name="OP23" /> Their torture clearly haunted him, as he was badly shaken by seeing the [[Cruciatus Curse]] demonstrated on a [[spider]] in his [[1994|fourth year]].<ref name="GF14" />
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====Augusta Longbottom====
 
====Augusta Longbottom====
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Mrs. Longbottom|Have you seen my grandson?|Harry Potter|He’s fighting.|Naturally. Excuse me, I must go and assist him.|[[Augusta Longbottom]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Mrs Longbottom|Have you seen my grandson?|Harry Potter|He’s fighting.|Naturally. Excuse me, I must go and assist him.|[[Augusta Longbottom]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
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Neville was raised by his grandmother, [[Augusta Longbottom]], after his parents were [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] to the point of insanity [[First Wizarding War|when he was an infant]]. This was pivotal in the development of his personality, as his grandmother often expressed her disappointment with her grandson's seeming lack of magical ability, and what she considered his inability to live up to his parents' skills. When Neville was a child, his grandmother, as well as some of his other [[Longbottom family|relatives]], feared that he might have been a [[Squib]].<ref name="CS11" /> However, when Neville showed great bravery and heroism during the [[Second Wizarding War]], his grandmother was clearly very proud of him. She came to Hogwarts during the [[Battle of Hogwarts|final battle]] and ran off to assist him in fighting [[Death Eaters]].<ref name="DH31" />
Neville was raised by his grandmother, [[Augusta Longbottom]], after his parents were [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] to the point of insanity [[First Wizarding War|when he was an infant]]. This was pivotal in the development of his personality, as his grandmother often expressed her disappointment with her grandson's seeming lack of magical ability, and what she considered his inability to live up to his parents' skills. When Neville was a child, his grandmother, as well as some of his other [[Longbottom family|relatives]], feared that he might have been a [[Squib]].<ref name="CS11"/> However, when Neville showed great bravery and heroism during the [[Second Wizarding War]], his grandmother was clearly very proud of him. She came to Hogwarts during the [[Battle of Hogwarts|final battle]] and ran off to assist him in fighting [[Death Eaters]].<ref name="DH31" />
 
   
 
====Uncle Algie====
 
====Uncle Algie====
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===Trevor===
 
===Trevor===
[[File:Trevor.jpg|thumb|left|150px|[[Trevor]], his pet [[toad]].]]
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[[File:Trevor.jpg|thumb|215px|[[Trevor]], his pet [[toad]].]]
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[[Trevor]] was Neville's pet toad. He was given to Neville by his Uncle [[Algie]] upon Neville's gaining admission to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Neville often lost Trevor, as he did the first time he rode the [[Hogwarts Express]] and [[Hermione Granger]] met [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ron Weasley]] as she helped him search. In Neville's third year, Professor Snape made him test his Shrinking Solution on the toad; though Neville's dubious potion-making skills could have resulted in the toad's death, Trevor was successfully transformed into a tadpole, much to the [[Gryffindor]]s' delight. At some point, Trevor escaped into the Hogwarts Lake. Both pet and owner felt a sense of relief.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
 
[[Trevor]] was Neville's pet toad. He was given to Neville by his Uncle [[Algie]] upon Neville's gaining admission to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Neville often lost Trevor, as he did the first time he rode the [[Hogwarts Express]] and [[Hermione Granger]] met [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ron Weasley]] as she helped him search. In Neville's third year, Professor Snape made him test his Shrinking Solution on the toad; though Neville's dubious potion-making skills could have resulted in the toad's death, Trevor was successfully transformed into a tadpole, much to the [[Gryffindor]]s' delight. At some point, Trevor escaped into the Hogwarts Lake. Both pet and owner felt a sense of relief.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
   
 
===Harry Potter===
 
===Harry Potter===
[[File:HarryPOA.jpg|thumb|right|[[Harry Potter]], his friend and room-mate]]
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{{Quote|You're worth twelve of Malfoy. The Sorting Hat chose you for Gryffindor, didn't it? And where's Malfoy? In stinking Slytherin.|[[Harry Potter]] to Neville|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote|Everybody in this room has proved he's loyal to Dumbledore. Loyal to you.|Neville to Harry, before the Battle of Hogwarts.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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[[File:0138ootp_harry.jpg|thumb|145px|Harry Potter, his friend and room-mate|left]]
   
 
Neville first met [[Harry Potter]] in [[1991]], while Neville was looking for his toad, [[Trevor]], on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. They became classmates and room-mates after they were both sorted into the [[Gryffindor]] house, and came to be good friends over the years. In [[1994]], Harry learned that [[Alice and Frank Longbottom|Neville's parents]] were tortured into insanity by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], and [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange]]. Harry felt that Neville was far more deserving of pity than he, though he promised [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] not to tell anyone what he knew, as it was Neville's decision whether or not to reveal his past to his friends.
 
Neville first met [[Harry Potter]] in [[1991]], while Neville was looking for his toad, [[Trevor]], on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. They became classmates and room-mates after they were both sorted into the [[Gryffindor]] house, and came to be good friends over the years. In [[1994]], Harry learned that [[Alice and Frank Longbottom|Neville's parents]] were tortured into insanity by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], and [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange]]. Harry felt that Neville was far more deserving of pity than he, though he promised [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] not to tell anyone what he knew, as it was Neville's decision whether or not to reveal his past to his friends.
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The next year, while Harry, Ron and Hermione left Hogwarts to search for Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es, Neville, along with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and Luna Lovegood, led Dumbledore's Army in maintaining a steady level of opposition against [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]], two Death Eaters who had been appointed deputy Headmaster and Headmistress of Hogwarts under [[Severus Snape]]. Neville would later state that the hope Harry inspired in standing up to his enemies drove Neville to do the same. Neville and Harry fought together in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], where Harry realised that Neville was one of his closest friends and one of the few people he would like to see once again before he dies in the forest and Neville showed his bravery and loyalty to Harry when he openly defied Voldemort and beheaded [[Nagini]], destroying Voldemort's last remaining Horcrux.
 
The next year, while Harry, Ron and Hermione left Hogwarts to search for Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es, Neville, along with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and Luna Lovegood, led Dumbledore's Army in maintaining a steady level of opposition against [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]], two Death Eaters who had been appointed deputy Headmaster and Headmistress of Hogwarts under [[Severus Snape]]. Neville would later state that the hope Harry inspired in standing up to his enemies drove Neville to do the same. Neville and Harry fought together in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], where Harry realised that Neville was one of his closest friends and one of the few people he would like to see once again before he dies in the forest and Neville showed his bravery and loyalty to Harry when he openly defied Voldemort and beheaded [[Nagini]], destroying Voldemort's last remaining Horcrux.
   
Neville and Harry remained in contact after the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]], showing their good friendship and Harry's children were later taught by Neville, who had been appointed [[Herbology]] professor at Hogwarts.
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Neville and Harry remained in contact after the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]] and Harry made Neville the godfather of his son [[Albus Potter|Albus]], showing their good friendship. Harry's children were later taught by Neville, who had been appointed [[Herbology]] professor at Hogwarts.
   
 
===Hermione Granger===
 
===Hermione Granger===
[[File:Hermiona w HP i ZF.jpg|thumb|left|[[Hermione Granger]], his friend]]
 
 
{{Quote|Stop it! Can't you see it's bothering him? STOP IT!|Hermione Granger to [[Alastor Moody]] (actually [[Barty Crouch Jr]] who was drinking [[Polyjuice Potion]]) about seeing the [[Cruciatus Curse]] is bothering Neville in a [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] in [[1994]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|Stop it! Can't you see it's bothering him? STOP IT!|Hermione Granger to [[Alastor Moody]] (actually [[Barty Crouch Jr]] who was drinking [[Polyjuice Potion]]) about seeing the [[Cruciatus Curse]] is bothering Neville in a [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] in [[1994]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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[[File:0140ootp_hermione.jpg|thumb|208x208px|Hermione Granger, his friend]]
   
 
Neville met [[Hermione Granger]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]] when she helped him find [[Trevor]], his toad. During their years at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], they became closer as Hermione encouraged him to stand up for himself when [[Draco Malfoy]] and his friends played pranks on him, or made jokes at his expense.
 
Neville met [[Hermione Granger]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]] when she helped him find [[Trevor]], his toad. During their years at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], they became closer as Hermione encouraged him to stand up for himself when [[Draco Malfoy]] and his friends played pranks on him, or made jokes at his expense.
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===Ron Weasley===
 
===Ron Weasley===
{{Quote|Blimey, Neville, there’s a time and a place for getting a smart mouth!|Ron to Neville after Nevile explains how he received injuries at the hands of [[Amycus Carrow|the]] [[Alecto Carrow|Carrows]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|Blimey, Neville, there’s a time and a place for getting a smart mouth!|Ron to Neville after Neville explains how he received injuries at the hands of [[Amycus Carrow|the]] [[Alecto Carrow|Carrows]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Ron DH.PNG|thumb|right|[[Ron Weasley]], his friend and room-mate.]]
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[[File:0143ootp_ron.jpg|thumb|138px|[[Ron Weasley]], his friend and room-mate.|left]]
   
 
Neville met [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]] at the start of their [[first year]]. As both were sorted into Gryffindor house, they became room-mates. Over time, Neville became good friends with Ron, who, like Hermione and Harry, encouraged Neville not to let the [[Slytherin]]s get to him.
 
Neville met [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]] at the start of their [[first year]]. As both were sorted into Gryffindor house, they became room-mates. Over time, Neville became good friends with Ron, who, like Hermione and Harry, encouraged Neville not to let the [[Slytherin]]s get to him.
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===Ginny Weasley===
 
===Ginny Weasley===
[[File:Ginny and Neville.jpg|thumb|left|210px|Neville and Ginny dancing at the [[Yule Ball]].]]
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[[File:1235081929_2852_full.jpeg|thumb|143px|[[Ginny Weasley]], a good friend]]
After asking Hermione to the [[Yule Ball]] in his fourth year and being turned down because she had already agreed to attend with [[Viktor Krum]], Neville asked [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]. She agreed to go with him as a friend, being too young to attend otherwise.<ref name="GF23"/> The two continued to be friendly afterwards, and Ginny, like Harry, Hermione and Ron, encouraged Neville to be more confident. She and [[Luna Lovegood]] were co-leaders of the re-formed [[Dumbledore's Army]] along with Neville when Snape and the [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow|Carrows]] controlled Hogwarts.<ref name="DH29" /> Ginny and Neville also fought at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] (where they blew up together the covered bridge).
 
   
After the war, Ginny and Neville remained in contact, and they remained closest friends, and Neville appeared to be on friendly terms (as in the school) with Ginny, and her son, [[James Potter II|James]].
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After asking Hermione to the [[Yule Ball]] in his fourth year and being turned down because she had already agreed to attend with [[Viktor Krum]], Neville asked [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]. She agreed to go with him as a friend, being too young to attend otherwise.<ref name="GF23" />
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The two continued to be friendly afterwards, and Ginny, like Harry, Hermione and Ron, encouraged Neville to be more confident. She and [[Luna Lovegood]] were co-leaders of the re-formed [[Dumbledore's Army]] along with Neville when Snape and the [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow|Carrows]] controlled Hogwarts.<ref name="DH29" /> Ginny and Neville also fought at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] (where they blew up together the covered bridge).
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After the war, Ginny and Neville remained in contact, and they remained closest friends, with Ginny naming Neville godfather to her son [[Albus Potter|Albus]] and being on friendly terms with her other son, [[James Potter II|James]].
   
 
===Luna Lovegood===
 
===Luna Lovegood===
[[File:Luna Lovegood.jpg|thumb|150px|right|[[Luna Lovegood]], his friend.]]
 
 
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Luna|And I don't know who you are.|Neville|I'm nobody.|Ginny|No, you're not. Neville Longbottom — Luna Lovegood...|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] introduces Neville and Luna|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Luna|And I don't know who you are.|Neville|I'm nobody.|Ginny|No, you're not. Neville Longbottom — Luna Lovegood...|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] introduces Neville and Luna|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
Neville and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], a [[Ravenclaw]] student, first met on the [[Hogwarts Express]], in [[1995]]. Neville found Luna a bit "odd", as she believed in the existence of strange, mythical creatures, had a tendency to read magazines upside down, and wore earrings that appeared to be made of radishes. Luna, like Harry and Neville, had the ability to see [[Thestral]]s, as they had all seen someone die. Spacey as Luna seemed, she fought alongside Neville at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. At some point they became very close friends. During Neville's last year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], he, Luna and Ginny, re-formed and co-led [[Dumbledore's Army]] in order to oppose the [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow|Carrows]]. Neville seems to have a place in his heart for Luna, they also remained close friends in later life. It seemed that Luna was always glad when Neville, Ginny, Hermione, Ron and Harry were close by, proved when the trio visited Luna's father [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] and seeing Luna's room with their painting on her bedroom wall connected with gold letters spelling friends.
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[[File:1272491039 002.jpg|thumb|210x210px|left|Luna Lovegood, a good friend]]
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Neville and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], a [[Ravenclaw]] student, first met on the [[Hogwarts Express]], in [[1995]]. Neville found Luna a bit "odd", as she believed in the existence of strange, mythical creatures, had a tendency to read magazines upside down, and wore earrings that appeared to be made of radishes. Luna, like Harry and Neville, had the ability to see [[Thestral]]s, as they had all seen someone die.
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Spacey as Luna seemed, she fought alongside Neville at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. At some point they became very close friends. During Neville's last year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], he, Luna and Ginny, re-formed and co-led [[Dumbledore's Army]] in order to oppose the [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow|Carrows]]. Neville seems to have a place in his heart for Luna, they also remained close friends in later life. It seemed that Luna was always glad when Neville, Ginny, Hermione, Ron and Harry were close by, proved when the trio visited Luna's father [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] and seeing Luna's room with their painting on her bedroom wall connected with gold letters spelling friends.
   
 
===Draco Malfoy===
 
===Draco Malfoy===
[[File:InquistorialSquadOffice.jpg|thumb|left|150px|[[Draco Malfoy]] attempting to hex Neville]]
 
 
{{Quote|Longbottom, if brains were gold you'd be poorer than [[Ronald Weasley|Weasley]], and that's saying something.|[[Draco Malfoy]] on Neville|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|Longbottom, if brains were gold you'd be poorer than [[Ronald Weasley|Weasley]], and that's saying something.|[[Draco Malfoy]] on Neville|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
Initially shy and clumsy, Neville regularly found himself on the receiving end of insults from Draco and his [[Draco Malfoy's gang|gang]], and was often the butt of their jokes and pranks-- a fact which served only to make Neville clumsier and less confident. Encouraged by Hermione, Ron, and Harry to stand up for himself, Neville grew to be someone who was much more difficult to bully by his later years at Hogwarts, resisting against not only the Slytherin students, but also [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]] and [[Severus Snape]]. During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Neville proved to have made an impressive and complete turn around from his earlier years of crumbling under Draco's bullying, when he openly defied [[Lord Voldemort]] and beheaded [[Nagini]], effectively destroying Voldemort's final [[Horcrux]].
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[[File:Draco-Malfoy-promo-draco-and-slytherin-22383964-1919-2560.jpg|thumb|140px|Draco Malfoy, his school bully]]
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Initially shy and clumsy, Neville regularly found himself on the receiving end of insults from Draco and his [[Draco Malfoy's gang|gang]], and was often the butt of their jokes and pranks — a fact which served only to make Neville clumsier and less confident. When encouraged by Hermione, Ron, and Harry to stand up for himself, Nevile replied with "how I can barley stand at all" but, despise this previous mind set Neville grew to be someone who was much more difficult to bully by his later years at Hogwarts.
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He started resisting against not only the Slytherin students, but also [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]] and [[Severus Snape]]. During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Neville proved to have made an impressive and complete turn around from his earlier years of crumbling under Draco's bullying, when he openly defied [[Lord Voldemort]] and beheaded [[Nagini]], effectively destroying Voldemort's final [[Horcrux]].
   
 
===Hannah Abbott===
 
===Hannah Abbott===
[[File:Hannah.jpg|170px|thumb|right|[[Hannah Abbott]], his wife.]]
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[[File:Hannah.jpg|thumb|150px|[[Hannah Abbott]], his future wife|left]]
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Neville and [[Hannah Abbott]] were never shown as being more than classmates during school. Since Hannah was in [[Hufflepuff]] House and Neville in [[Gryffindor]], they probably did not spend too much time together, though it is possible that they became friendly when they were both members of the first and second [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Sometime after leaving Hogwarts, Neville and Hannah married and moved into the [[Leaky Cauldron]], where she worked as the landlady and Neville as the Hogwarts Herbology teacher.
 
Neville and [[Hannah Abbott]] were never shown as being more than classmates during school. Since Hannah was in [[Hufflepuff]] House and Neville in [[Gryffindor]], they probably did not spend too much time together, though it is possible that they became friendly when they were both members of the first and second [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Sometime after leaving Hogwarts, Neville and Hannah married and moved into the [[Leaky Cauldron]], where she worked as the landlady and Neville as the Hogwarts Herbology teacher.
   
It is also possible that she and Neville became close during Herbology lessons, as those were shared by [[Gryffindor]] and [[Hufflepuff]] of their year. It stands to reason that, since Herbology was where Neville excelled, he may have been confident and even charming amongst the plant life, thus attracting Hannah's attentions. Since Hannah lost her mother in her sixth year, it may also have been Neville's ability to sympathise with her grief that brought the two together, or simply Hannah felt attracted to Neville's heroism in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and when the war was over she kept contact with him, they fell in love and married.
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It is also possible that she and Neville became close during Herbology lessons, as those were shared by [[Gryffindor]] and [[Hufflepuff]] of their year. It stands to reason that, since Herbology was where Neville excelled, he may have been confident and even charming amongst the plant life, thus attracting Hannah's attentions. Since Hannah lost her mother in her sixth year, it may also have been Neville's ability to sympathise with her grief that brought the two together, or simply Hannah felt attracted to Neville's heroism in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and when the war was over she kept contact with him, they fell in love and got married.
   
 
===Dumbledore's Army===
 
===Dumbledore's Army===
[[File:Dumbledore's Army.jpg|thumb|left|250px|[[Dumbledore's Army]].]]
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{{Quote|I liked the [[D.A.]]! I learned ''loads'' with you!|Neville to [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince}}
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[[File:Dumbledore's_Army.jpg|thumb|230x230px|[[Dumbledore's Army]].]]
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[[Dumbledore's Army]] was an organisation led by Harry Potter that sought not only to undermine the dictatorial authority of [[Dolores Umbridge]], but to offer students a means of learning the practical [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|defensive magic]] Umbridge denied them in their actual [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class. Neville became a member at the time of its formation in [[1995]], and this marked something of a turning point both in terms Neville's relationships with other Hogwarts students, and in terms of his magical ability beyond [[Herbology]]. As the DA's practice progressed throughout the course of the year, Neville showed marked improvement in his ability to [[Disarming Charm|disarm]] and [[Stunning Spell|stun]], as well as perform the [[Impediment Jinx]] and [[Reductor Curse]], among others.
 
[[Dumbledore's Army]] was an organisation led by Harry Potter that sought not only to undermine the dictatorial authority of [[Dolores Umbridge]], but to offer students a means of learning the practical [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|defensive magic]] Umbridge denied them in their actual [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class. Neville became a member at the time of its formation in [[1995]], and this marked something of a turning point both in terms Neville's relationships with other Hogwarts students, and in terms of his magical ability beyond [[Herbology]]. As the DA's practice progressed throughout the course of the year, Neville showed marked improvement in his ability to [[Disarming Charm|disarm]] and [[Stunning Spell|stun]], as well as perform the [[Impediment Jinx]] and [[Reductor Curse]], among others.
   
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While training with the DA equipped Neville to face the [[Death Eaters]] in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the sense of camaraderie Neville enjoyed with them made him one of only three members (along with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Luna Lovegood]]) to answer Ron and Hermione's [[Enchanted coin|call]] leading up to the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].
 
While training with the DA equipped Neville to face the [[Death Eaters]] in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the sense of camaraderie Neville enjoyed with them made him one of only three members (along with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Luna Lovegood]]) to answer Ron and Hermione's [[Enchanted coin|call]] leading up to the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].
   
Neville, Ginny and Luna co-led the DA in [[1997]], when it was re-formed to oppose the reign of [[Severus Snape]] and [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]] at Hogwarts. Most of the former members reunited and spent ample time hiding in the [[Room of Requirement]], awaiting the return of Harry, Ron and Hermione. They were quick to mobilise against the invading Death Eaters, with Neville at their lead, while Harry, Ron and Hermione were searching for [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem]]. While [[Fred Weasley]] and [[Colin Creevey]] were tragically killed, Neville fought valiantly and eventually beheaded [[Nagini]], destroyed Voldemort's final remaining [[Horcrux]].
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Neville, Ginny and Luna co-led the DA in [[1997]], when it was re-formed to oppose the reign of [[Severus Snape]] and [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]] at Hogwarts. Most of the former members reunited and spent ample time hiding in the [[Room of Requirement]], awaiting the return of Harry, Ron and Hermione. They were quick to mobilise against the invading Death Eaters, with Neville at their lead, while Harry, Ron and Hermione were searching for [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem]]. While [[Fred Weasley]] and [[Colin Creevey]] were tragically killed, Neville fought valiantly and eventually beheaded [[Nagini]], destroyed Voldemort's final remaining [[Horcrux]].
[[File:Bellatrix_Neville.jpg|thumb|[[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] holds Neville in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].]]
 
   
 
===Bellatrix Lestrange===
 
===Bellatrix Lestrange===
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{{Dialogue a-b|Bellatrix|Neville Longbottom, is it? How's mum and dad?|Neville|Better now that they're about to be avenged!|Bellatrix Lestrange and Neville, during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
   
{{Dialogue a-b|Bellatrix|Neville Longbottom, is it ? How's mum and dad?|Neville|Better now that they're about to be avenged!|Bellatrix Lestrange and Neville, during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
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[[File:Bellatrix-promo-bellatrix-lestrange-28967562-470-627.jpg|thumb|150px|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]|left]]
   
[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] led fellow [[Death Eaters]] [[Rodolphus Lestrange]], [[Rabastan Lestrange]], and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] in the torture Neville's parents by means of the [[Cruciatus Curse]], leaving them permanently incapacitated in [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St. Mungo's]]. When Bellatrix [[Azkaban escapes|escaped]] from [[Azkaban]] prison in January [[1996]], Neville was heavily affected. His performance in [[Dumbledore's Army]] increased to the point where he managed to master the [[Shield Charm]] before everyone but [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]. When he [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|went to the Ministry of Magic]] later that year, Bellatrix taunted him about his parents, but Neville fought back, much to Bellatrix's surprise. Neville also saw Bellatrix killing [[Sirius Black]], and expressed his condolences to Harry. Neville met Bellatrix again in [[1998]], during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], where she was eventually killed by [[Molly Weasley]].
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[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] led fellow [[Death Eaters]]; [[Rodolphus Lestrange]], [[Rabastan Lestrange]], and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] in the torture Neville's parents by means of the [[Cruciatus Curse]], leaving them permanently incapacitated in [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St. Mungo's]]. When Bellatrix [[Azkaban escapes|escaped]] from [[Azkaban]] prison in January [[1996]], Neville was heavily affected.
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His performance in [[Dumbledore's Army]] increased to the point where he managed to master the [[Shield Charm]] before everyone but [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]. When he [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|went to the Ministry of Magic]] later that year, Bellatrix taunted him about his parents, but Neville fought back, much to Bellatrix's surprise. Neville also saw Bellatrix murder [[Sirius Black]], and expressed his condolences to Harry. Neville met Bellatrix again in [[1998]], during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], where she was eventually killed by [[Molly Weasley]].
   
 
===Severus Snape===
 
===Severus Snape===
[[File:Boggart-snape.jpg|thumb|150px|left|Neville's [[boggart]] in [[1993]].]]
 
 
{{Quote|Tell me, boy, does anything penetrate that thick skull of yours? Didn’t you hear me say, quite clearly, that only one rat spleen was needed? Didn’t I state plainly that a dash of leech juice would suffice? What do I have to do to make you understand, Longbottom?”|Snape tormenting Neville|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|Tell me, boy, does anything penetrate that thick skull of yours? Didn’t you hear me say, quite clearly, that only one rat spleen was needed? Didn’t I state plainly that a dash of leech juice would suffice? What do I have to do to make you understand, Longbottom?”|Snape tormenting Neville|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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[[File:Severus Snape Profile.JPG|thumb|205x205px|[[Severus Snape]], Neville's professor and [[Boggart]]]]
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During his years at school, Neville was terrified of [[Severus Snape|Professor Severus Snape]], and the poor boy managed to earn the [[Potions master]]'s ire in almost every lesson. Snape regularly and unnecessarily targeted Neville with verbal taunts, threats, sarcasm, and malice, which put an extremely nervous Neville even more on edge. Snape went so far as to feed a few drops of Neville's [[Shrinking Solution]] to Neville's pet, [[Trevor]], so as to humiliate him for doing badly on the potion and almost kill Neville's toad. Thanks to Hermione, Neville was able to fix his potion so that his toad wasn't harmed.
   
During his years at school, Neville was terrified of [[Severus Snape|Professor Severus Snape]], and the poor boy managed to earn the [[Potions master]]'s ire in almost every lesson. Snape regularly and unnecessarily targeted Neville with verbal taunts, threats, sarcasm, and malice, which put an extremely nervous Neville even more on edge. Snape went so far as to feed a few drops of Neville's [[Shrinking Solution]] to Neville's pet, [[Trevor]], so as to humiliate him for doing badly on the potion and almost kill Neville's toad. Thanks to Hermione, Neville was able to fix his potion so that his toad wasn't harmed. Neville admitted in [[1993]] that Snape scared him more than anything else in the world, and was the form his [[boggart]] took. Indeed Neville is frightened of Snape, because [[Professor Lupin]] once asked the class what frightens them the most, Neville mumbled "Pfsr Snpe". When Professor Lupin asked Neville to say it clearly, everyone laughed and then Professor Lupin replied, "Professor Sna---yes, he frightens all."<ref name="PA7"/>
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Neville admitted in [[1993]] that Snape scared him more than anything else in the world, and was the form his [[boggart]] took. When [[Remus Lupin|Professor Lupin]] asked the [[Defense against the Dark Arts]] class what frightened them the most, Neville at first mumbled inaudibly; when Professor Lupin asked Neville to say it clearly, Neville (after wildly looking around) whispered "Professor Snape." Nearly everyone laughed at that, and then Professor Lupin replied thoughtfully, "Professor Snape."<ref name="PA7" />
   
{{Dialogue a-b|Snape|Longbottom, at the end of this lesson we will feed a few drops of this potion to your [[Trevor|toad]] and see what happens. Perhaps that will encourage you to do it properly.|Neville (to Hermione)|Help me!|Neville in a [[potions (class)|Potions]] class|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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When he sat his [[Potions (class)|Potions]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in 1996, Harry noted that Neville looked happier than usual without Snape around. Neville also co-led the second [[Dumbledore's Army]] and wrote slogans on the walls, in order to oppose Snape and the Carrows. Snape was killed by Nagini during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. Though Neville was present when Harry informed Voldemort of Snape's true allegiance, it is unknown how Neville reacted. It is possible Snape hated Neville so much because if Voldemort had chosen to go after him rather than Harry, Lily would still be alive.
 
When he sat his [[Potions (class)|Potions]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] in 1996, Harry noted that Neville looked happier than usual without Snape around.Neville also co-led the second [[Dumbledore's Army]] and wrote slogans on the walls, in order to oppose Snape and the Carrows. Snape was killed by Nagini during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. Though Neville was present when Harry informed Voldemort of Snape's true allegiance, it is unknown how Neville reacted.
 
   
 
===Albus Dumbledore===
 
===Albus Dumbledore===
[[File:Dumbledore and Elder Wand.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Albus Dumbledore.]]
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[[File:600full-Albus-Dumbledore-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-photo.jpg|thumb|145px|Albus Dumbledore, his headmaster|left]]
   
Neville thought [[Albus Dumbledore]] was the greatest [[Wizards|wizard]] of all time. He met Dumbledore in [[1991]], when he was the headmaster of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. At the end of Neville's first year, Dumbledore awarded [[Gryffindor]] the ten points they needed to win the House cup because Neville had the courage to try and stop [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] from leaving the [[Gryffindor]] tower after hours. Dumbledore also knew about Neville's parents, and told Harry not to say anything, leaving Neville the right to choose when he revealed his past to his friends. Dumbledore and Neville also fought together at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], and the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], where Dumbledore was killed by Severus Snape. Neville was devastated by his [[death]]. Neville despised professor [[Dolores Umbridge]], the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]]-appointed [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor for the [[1995–1996 school year]]. Like nearly everyone else at Hogwarts, with the possible exception of some of the [[Slytherin]] students and [[Argus Filch]], Neville hated Umbridge for her sadistic punishments and attempts to control the school. He became a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]]partiallyin order to oppose her. Umbridge left the school in 1996 after paying the price for verbally assaulting a herd of centaurs and attempting to flee; she was discovered by Peeves, who led the students in chasing her away from the school.
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Neville thought [[Albus Dumbledore]] was the greatest [[Wizards|wizard]] of all time. He met Dumbledore in [[1991]], when he was the headmaster of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. At the end of Neville's first year, Dumbledore awarded [[Gryffindor]] the ten points they needed to win the House cup because Neville had the courage to try and stop [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] from leaving the [[Gryffindor]] tower after hours. Dumbledore also knew about Neville's parents, and told Harry not to say anything, leaving Neville the right to choose when he revealed his past to his friends.
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Dumbledore and Neville also fought together at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], and the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], where Dumbledore was killed by Severus Snape. Neville was devastated by his [[death]]. Neville despised professor [[Dolores Umbridge]], the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]]-appointed [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor for the [[1995–1996 school year]]. Like nearly everyone else at Hogwarts, with the possible exception of some of the [[Slytherin]] students and [[Argus Filch]], Neville hated Umbridge for her sadistic punishments and attempts to control the school. He became a member of [[Dumbledore's Army|Dumbledore's Army partially in order to oppose her]]. Umbridge left the school in 1996 after paying the price for verbally assaulting a herd of centaurs and attempting to flee; she was discovered by Peeves, who led the students in chasing her away from the school.
   
 
[[Death Eaters]] [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]] were appointed professors at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in [[1997]], after Dumbledore's [[death]]. Amycus taught [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], which he changed to the [[Dark Arts]], and Alecto taught [[Muggle Studies]] with an obvious anti-Muggle slant. Amycus and Alecto liked to punish the students with the use of torture, and ordered students to practice the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on other students who had been detained. Neville helped re-form [[Dumbledore's Army]], along with Ginny and Luna, and maintained a steady opposition against the Carrows throughout the course of the year. In an attempt to control Neville, Ministry Auror John Dawlish was sent to take Neville's grandmother hostage; unfortunately for Dawlish, the tenacious Augusta Longbottom fought back, apparently putting Dawlish in St. Mungo's and going on the run. As the Carrows no longer had hope of finding any real leverage to use against Neville, and had no reason not to simply kill him, Neville went into hiding in the Room of Requirement, where he was soon joined by a number of other Gryffindor, [[Hufflepuff]] and [[Ravenclaw]] students who saw fit to do the same.
 
[[Death Eaters]] [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]] were appointed professors at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] in [[1997]], after Dumbledore's [[death]]. Amycus taught [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], which he changed to the [[Dark Arts]], and Alecto taught [[Muggle Studies]] with an obvious anti-Muggle slant. Amycus and Alecto liked to punish the students with the use of torture, and ordered students to practice the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on other students who had been detained. Neville helped re-form [[Dumbledore's Army]], along with Ginny and Luna, and maintained a steady opposition against the Carrows throughout the course of the year. In an attempt to control Neville, Ministry Auror John Dawlish was sent to take Neville's grandmother hostage; unfortunately for Dawlish, the tenacious Augusta Longbottom fought back, apparently putting Dawlish in St. Mungo's and going on the run. As the Carrows no longer had hope of finding any real leverage to use against Neville, and had no reason not to simply kill him, Neville went into hiding in the Room of Requirement, where he was soon joined by a number of other Gryffindor, [[Hufflepuff]] and [[Ravenclaw]] students who saw fit to do the same.
   
 
===Hogwarts staff===
 
===Hogwarts staff===
[[File:200px-Minerva cs.jpg|thumb|left|[[Professor McGonagall]], his Head of House]]
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[[File:600full-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-photo.jpg|thumb|140px|[[Professor McGonagall]], his Head of House and teacher]]
[[Minerva McGonagall]] was Neville's Head of [[Gryffindor|House]] and Transfiguration professor during his years at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. She often scolded Neville for his clumsiness and incompetence, though it was more likely his lack of confidence that frustrated her. McGonagall knew that Neville was capable of more than he seemed and saw that he was actually brave, and thus encouraged him to work to his potential. She was also a friend of Neville's [[Augusta Longbottom|grandmother]], and had known his [[Alice and Frank Longbottom|parents]] in their days as Aurors. Neville and McGonagall both fought in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], and both survived the war. Years after the war, Neville was given the position of Herbology professor at Hogwarts, although it is unknown if McGonagall still teaching there.
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[[Minerva McGonagall]] was Neville's Head of [[Gryffindor|House]] and Transfiguration professor during his years at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. She often scolded Neville for his clumsiness and incompetence, though it was more likely his lack of confidence that frustrated her. McGonagall knew that Neville was capable of more than he seemed and saw that he was actually brave, and thus encouraged him to work to his potential. She was also a friend of Neville's [[Augusta Longbottom|grandmother]], and had known his [[Alice and Frank Longbottom|parents]] in their days as Aurors. Neville and McGonagall both fought in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], and both survived the war. Years after the war, Neville was given the position of Herbology professor at Hogwarts, although it is unknown if McGonagall was still teaching there.
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[[File:Sprout.jpg|thumb|right|[[Professor Sprout]], his [[Herbology]] teacher.]]
 
 
[[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]] was Neville's [[Herbology]] professor, and as Neville proved to be quite adept at [[Herbology]], possibly the best in the year, she was undoubtedly the Professor he got along with best. At one point, Sprout even spoke of Neville's strength in the subject to [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], while he was disguised as [[Alastor Moody|Professor Moody]]. Neville helped Sprout use [[Devil's Snare]], [[Mandrake]]s, [[Venomous Tentacula]] and [[Snargaluff]] pods to attack the [[Death Eaters]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], and they both survived the war. It is likely that Sprout had retired by the time Neville was appointed the new Herbology [[Professor]], though they may have taught the class together.
 
[[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]] was Neville's [[Herbology]] professor, and as Neville proved to be quite adept at [[Herbology]], possibly the best in the year, she was undoubtedly the Professor he got along with best. At one point, Sprout even spoke of Neville's strength in the subject to [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], while he was disguised as [[Alastor Moody|Professor Moody]]. Neville helped Sprout use [[Devil's Snare]], [[Mandrake]]s, [[Venomous Tentacula]] and [[Snargaluff]] pods to attack the [[Death Eaters]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], and they both survived the war. It is likely that Sprout had retired by the time Neville was appointed the new Herbology [[Professor]], though they may have taught the class together.
   
 
===Bartemius Crouch Jr.===
 
===Bartemius Crouch Jr.===
[[File:Barty_Crouch_Jr.JPG|thumb|left|140px|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr]], who also tortured his parents.]]
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[[File:Barty_Crouch_Jr.JPG|thumb|155px|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr]], who tortured his parents.]]
[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] was also involved in the torture of Neville's parents by means of the [[Cruciatus Curse]]. During Neville's [[fourth year]], Barty impersonated [[Alastor Moody]] and served as Neville's [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[Professor]]. During his first lesson with the fourth years, Barty (as Moody) took notice of Neville's name on the class register. He then demonstrated the three [[Unforgivable Curses]] on spiders, including the Cruciatus Curse, which left Neville deeply shaken. "Moody" afterwards had tea with Neville and gave him a [[Goshawk's Guide to Herbology|book]] about [[Herbology]], seemingly out of comfort and support, although it was later revealed that he had only done so to give Harry a clue about the [[Triwizard Tournament]]'s second task. It is unknown how Neville reacted upon learning the truth about his D.A.D.A. teacher. Barty Crouch was given the [[Dementor's Kiss]] in [[1995]], losing his [[soul]].
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[[File:You will lose everything....jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]].]]
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[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] was also involved in the torture of Neville's parents by means of the [[Cruciatus Curse]]. During Neville's [[fourth year]], Barty impersonated [[Alastor Moody]] and served as Neville's [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[Professor]].
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During his first lesson with the fourth years, Barty (as Moody) took notice of Neville's name on the class register. He then demonstrated the three [[Unforgivable Curses]] on spiders, including the Cruciatus Curse, which left Neville deeply shaken. "Moody" afterwards had tea with Neville and gave him a [[Goshawk's Guide to Herbology|book]] about [[Herbology]], seemingly out of comfort and support, although it was later revealed that he had only done so to give Harry a clue about the [[Triwizard Tournament]]'s second task. It is unknown how Neville reacted upon learning the truth about his D.A.D.A. teacher. Barty Crouch was given the [[Dementor's Kiss]] in 1995, losing his [[soul]].
   
 
===Lord Voldemort===
 
===Lord Voldemort===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Voldemort|You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable Death Eater. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom.|Neville|I'll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore's Army!|Voldemort and Neville at the Battle of Hogwarts.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Voldemort|You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable Death Eater. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom.|Neville|I'll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore's Army!|Voldemort and Neville at the Battle of Hogwarts.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
Neville was one of the two children possibly referred to in [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|the prophecy]] as being destined to bring about Voldemort's end. However, [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] chose to target [[Potter family|the Potters]] based on the simple concept that Harry was a half-blood like himself, thus marking Harry, and not Neville, as his equal. After Lord Voldemort's first defeat, four fanatically loyal [[Death Eaters]] tortured [[Alice and Frank Longbottom|Neville's parents]] to the point of insanity, using the [[Cruciatus Curse]], attempting to force Voldemort's whereabouts out of them; this fact initially haunted Neville, but eventually spurred him to rise to his full potential. After honing his skills and steadily acquiring self-confidence through training with [[Dumbledore's Army]], Neville fought against Voldemort's [[Death Eater]]s countless times during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. Near the end of the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Neville actually attempted to charge directly at Voldemort, presumably aiming to kill [[Nagini]], as Harry had told him she had to die at all costs. Voldemort offered Neville the chance to join him, commending his "spirit and bravery;" Neville declined, and instead, drew the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] from the [[Sorting Hat]] and succeeded in beheading Nagini. As Nagini had been Voldemort's last remaining Horcrux, Neville's incredible display of bravery allowed Harry to defeat Voldemort once and for all.
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[[File:C0634d41d6 77756546 o2.jpg|thumb|202x202px|[[Lord Voldemort]]|left]]
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Neville was one of the two children possibly referred to in [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|the prophecy]] as being destined to bring about Voldemort's end. However, [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] chose to target [[Potter family|the Potters]] based on the simple concept that Harry was a half-blood like himself, thus marking Harry, and not Neville, as his equal. After Lord Voldemort's first defeat, four fanatically loyal [[Death Eaters]] tortured [[Alice and Frank Longbottom|Neville's parents]] to the point of insanity, using the [[Cruciatus Curse]], attempting to force Voldemort's whereabouts out of them; this fact initially haunted Neville, but eventually spurred him to rise to his full potential.
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After honing his skills and steadily acquiring self-confidence through training with [[Dumbledore's Army]], Neville fought against Voldemort's [[Death Eater]]s countless times during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. Near the end of the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Neville actually attempted to charge directly at Voldemort, presumably aiming to kill [[Nagini]], as Harry had told him she had to die at all costs. Voldemort offered Neville the chance to join him, commending his "spirit and bravery;" Neville declined, and instead, drew the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] from the [[Sorting Hat]] and succeeded in beheading Nagini. As Nagini had been Voldemort's last remaining Horcrux, Neville's incredible display of bravery allowed Harry to defeat Voldemort once and for all.
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==Etymology==
 
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[[File:Neville.gif|thumb|163px|Original mini-figure version of Neville.]]
 
[[File:Neville.gif|thumb|163px|Original mini-figure version of Neville.]]
 
*Neville is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actor [[Matthew Lewis]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Chamber of Secrets]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|Goblet of Fire]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]'' and so is one of the 14 characters to appear in all 8 film adaptations.
 
*Neville is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actor [[Matthew Lewis]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Chamber of Secrets]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|Goblet of Fire]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]'' and so is one of the 14 characters to appear in all 8 film adaptations.
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*Neville's initial lack of magical power could be deemed the result of his grandmother's overbearing presence as he acknowledges that she is constantly telling both him and others that he is not as talented as his parents and Dumbledore states that misery and lack of confidence can sap a wizard of his or her powers.
 
*Neville is left-handed. He is seen writing with this hand in a publicity photo for [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]] and he also holds [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|Godric Gryffindor's sword]] in his left hand in publicity photos for [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]. He is seen holding his [[Neville Longbottom's wand|wand]] in his left hand several times in the movie series.
 
*Neville is left-handed. He is seen writing with this hand in a publicity photo for [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]] and he also holds [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|Godric Gryffindor's sword]] in his left hand in publicity photos for [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]. He is seen holding his [[Neville Longbottom's wand|wand]] in his left hand several times in the movie series.
 
*In a game of Mastermind, Matthew Lewis commented that he has been wearing a fat suit for most the films but in the Deathly Hallows, he isn't going to be wearing it any longer (though the Neville character has been noticebly slimmer from the fourth film onward (except for Order of the Phoenix) which most likely is attributed to Neville's transition from shy and clumsy to a more hands-on supporting leader-like figure.)
 
*In a game of Mastermind, Matthew Lewis commented that he has been wearing a fat suit for most the films but in the Deathly Hallows, he isn't going to be wearing it any longer (though the Neville character has been noticebly slimmer from the fourth film onward (except for Order of the Phoenix) which most likely is attributed to Neville's transition from shy and clumsy to a more hands-on supporting leader-like figure.)
 
*In [[J. K. Rowling]]'s sketches of the five [[Gryffindor]] boys in [[Harry Potter]]'s year, Neville is shown as being the shortest<ref name="LEX">[http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/neville.html Harry Potter Lexicon: Neville Longbottom]</ref>, but in the films, Neville is the tallest, aside from [[Dean Thomas]]. Rowling also described Neville as blond<ref name="NPR" />, but this was never printed in the novels, and in the films, he has brown hair.
 
*In [[J. K. Rowling]]'s sketches of the five [[Gryffindor]] boys in [[Harry Potter]]'s year, Neville is shown as being the shortest<ref name="LEX">[http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/neville.html Harry Potter Lexicon: Neville Longbottom]</ref>, but in the films, Neville is the tallest, aside from [[Dean Thomas]]. Rowling also described Neville as blond<ref name="NPR" />, but this was never printed in the novels, and in the films, he has brown hair.
*Rowling has revealed that the original last name for Neville's character was "Pupp".<ref name="LEX" />
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*Rowling has revealed that the original last name for Neville's character was "Pupp."<ref name="LEX" />
 
*Matthew Lewis' favourite line is "why is it always me?"
 
*Matthew Lewis' favourite line is "why is it always me?"
 
*The short film ''[[The Queen's Handbag]]'' includes a reference to Neville's grandfather playing a trick on his grandmother in 1947. The canonicity of the mini-episode is uncertain.
 
*The short film ''[[The Queen's Handbag]]'' includes a reference to Neville's grandfather playing a trick on his grandmother in 1947. The canonicity of the mini-episode is uncertain.
 
*On [[18 February]], Neville Longbottom's check-out of ''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' from the [[Hogwarts Library]] ends.
 
*On [[18 February]], Neville Longbottom's check-out of ''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' from the [[Hogwarts Library]] ends.
*In [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', it is [[Lucius Malfoy]] who breaks the prophecy, not Neville.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', it is [[Lucius Malfoy]] who breaks the prophecy, not Neville.
 
*Neville is a playable character in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''.{{Fact}}
 
*Neville is a playable character in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''.{{Fact}}
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' there is a duel between Neville and [[Scabior]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref>[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/exclusive-matthew-lewis-talks-verdict-confirms-new-deathly-hallows-ii-battle-scene-79819 Snitchseeker interview]</ref>
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' there is a duel between Neville and [[Scabior]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref>[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/exclusive-matthew-lewis-talks-verdict-confirms-new-deathly-hallows-ii-battle-scene-79819 Snitchseeker interview]</ref>
 
*In the film adaption of the ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Neville confesses to Harry and Ginny during the battle that he is in love with [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]]. However, [[Matthew Lewis]] has said that this is merely a "summer fling" before Neville marries [[Hannah Abbott]] and Luna marries [[Rolf Scamander]].<ref>http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/audio-harry-potter-cast-and-crew-at-deathly-hallows-part-2-nyc-press-conference-82597/</ref>
 
*In the film adaption of the ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Neville confesses to Harry and Ginny during the battle that he is in love with [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]]. However, [[Matthew Lewis]] has said that this is merely a "summer fling" before Neville marries [[Hannah Abbott]] and Luna marries [[Rolf Scamander]].<ref>http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/audio-harry-potter-cast-and-crew-at-deathly-hallows-part-2-nyc-press-conference-82597/</ref>
*In the film version of ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'', Neville is not burned by Voldemort, he instead makes a speech that despite Harry's 'death', he still exists in their hearts, and that he didn't die for nothing. He even taunts Voldemort, saying that he will die in vain, (though Voldemort simply laughs at him), he pulls out the sword and Harry reveals himself to be alive. As the battle restarts, Voldemort, in his rage, actually [[Stunning Spell|stuns]] Neville before he can give Harry the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] but he recovers and beheads [[Nagini]].
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*In the film version of ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'', Neville is not burned by Voldemort, he instead makes a speech that despite Harry's 'death,' he still exists in their hearts, and that he didn't die for nothing. He even taunts Voldemort, saying that he will die in vain, (though Voldemort simply laughs at him), he pulls out the sword and Harry reveals himself to be alive. As the battle restarts, Voldemort, in his rage, actually [[Stunning Spell|stuns]] Neville before he can give Harry the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] but he recovers and beheads [[Nagini]].
 
*Matthew Lewis had to wear fake teeth for the fourth film.
 
*Matthew Lewis had to wear fake teeth for the fourth film.
 
*Neville never took N.E.W.T. level [[Transfiguration]], since he only earned an Acceptable. However, like Harry and Ron, he was still recruited by [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] into the [[Auror]] department after the battle to help track down any remaining Death Eaters.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html "PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one." PotterCast #130, 17 December 2007</ref>
 
*Neville never took N.E.W.T. level [[Transfiguration]], since he only earned an Acceptable. However, like Harry and Ron, he was still recruited by [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] into the [[Auror]] department after the battle to help track down any remaining Death Eaters.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html "PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one." PotterCast #130, 17 December 2007</ref>
*In the ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'', Neville deflects a curse sent from [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] using [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|Godric Gryffindor's sword]], causing it to hit [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] in the leg. This could've been to allow Neville payback towards Bellatrix for torturing his parents.
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*In the ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]'', Neville deflects a curse sent from [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] using [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|Godric Gryffindor's sword]], causing it to hit [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] in the leg. This could have been to allow Neville payback towards Bellatrix for torturing his parents.
[[File:Tumblr_kolxex4M5g1qzy9rxo1_500.png|thumb|From top to bottom, Neville age 11, Neville age 12, Neville age 13, Neville age 14, Neville age 15.]]
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*It is possible Severus Snape's hatred for Neville was due to him being the second boy in the prophecy, which means if Voldemort had chosen to go after Neville rather than Harry, [[Lily Evans|Lily]] would still be alive.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Neville is shown to be quite good at dancing, being one of the very last to leave the ball. However, in the novel, he is shown to be quite bad at dancing, stepping on Ginny's toes numerous times.
   
 
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NevilleDH2
Neville Longbottom
Biographical information
Born

30 July, 1980, Great Britain

Blood status

Pure-blood

Marital status

Married (as of 2014)

Title(s)

Professor[1]

Signature

Neville Longbottom sig

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Blond[2]

Skin colour

Light

Family information
Family members
Magical characteristics
Boggart

Severus Snape

Wand
Patronus

Non-corporeal[3]

Affiliation
Occupation
House

Gryffindor

Loyalty
Lord Voldemort: "You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable Death Eater. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom."
Neville Longbottom: "I'll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore's Army!"
Lord Voldemort and Neville, at the Battle of Hogwarts[src]

Professor Neville Longbottom (b. 30 July, 1980) was a pure-blood wizard who began school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991, and was sorted into Gryffindor house. His parents, Alice and Frank Longbottom, were well-respected Aurors and members of the original Order of the Phoenix. About sixteen months after Neville's birth, they were tortured to insanity by four Death Eaters with the Cruciatus Curse and placed in the Janus Thickey Ward at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, leaving Neville to be raised by his grandmother, Augusta Longbottom.

Throughout his school years, Neville was mostly a shy, clumsy, introverted boy who was constantly being told by his grandmother that he was not good enough or living up to his parents' accomplishments. However, in his later years, he showed that he possessed great courage and perseverance: he became an important member of Dumbledore's Army, an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter. He would later fight in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and the Battle of Hogwarts. During the Battle of Hogwarts, having refused Voldemort's invitation to join the Death Eaters, he destroyed the seventh and final Horcrux when he beheaded the snake Nagini. He also co-led the D.A. during his final year in opposition to the Death Eater professors.

After the end of the Second Wizarding War, Neville briefly served as an Auror before becoming Hogwarts' professor of Herbology and marrying Hannah Abbott

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not...and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives... The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies."
Sybill Trelawney's prophecy[src]
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Neville's parents, Frank and Alice Longbottom.

Neville Longbottom was born in the late evening of 30 July, 1980[4] to Aurors Alice and Frank Longbottom. As a pure-blood wizard, he was likely related to other wizarding families such as the Weasleys, Crouches, and the Blacks. Neville's parents were members of the Order of the Phoenix and in these roles, defied Lord Voldemort at least three times. Neville was one of two infants referred to in a prophecy made by Sybill Trelawney about the person with the power to defeat the Dark Lord. The other was Harry Potter, and it was Harry whom Voldemort targeted on 31 October, 1981, making Harry his equal and leading to his first defeat.[5]

Shortly after, a handful of Voldemort's most loyal followers attacked the Longbottoms. Frank and Alice were tortured into insanity with the Cruciatus Curse by Death Eaters Bellatrix Lestrange, her husband Rodolphus Lestrange, her brother-in-law Rabastan Lestrange, and Barty Crouch Jr. All of them were all sentenced to Azkaban for their crimes, while Frank and Alice were sent to St Mungo's, where they would live the rest of their lives, not being able to recognise their own son. Neville was subsequently raised by his paternal grandmother, Augusta Longbottom. At some point early in his life, he also witnessed the death of his grandfather.[6]

Neville's grandmother was a stern and formidable woman who was concerned when her grandson did not exhibit early signs of magic. She often chided Neville for not living up to his family's honour and was partly the reason for Neville's lack of self-confidence early in his school years. His relatives feared that Neville might be a Squib, though this was disproved when his great-uncle Algie was holding him out of a window by his feet when he was offered some lemon meringue and let go. Miraculously, he bounced. Previous to this, there were various attempts to make him show signs of magic, including dropping him off Blackpool pier, where, according to Neville, he nearly drowned. Neville inherited his father's wand at the age of eleven when he started to attend Hogwarts. This wand was later broken during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

Education at HogwartsEdit

First yearEdit

"You can't go out, you'll be caught again. Gryffindor will be in even more trouble... I won't let you do it. I'll — I'll fight you!"
—Neville stands up to his friends[src]
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Neville with the Sorting Hat

Neville began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on 1 September, 1991. While with his grandmother at Platform 9¾, he lost his toad Trevor. Once on the train, he met Hermione Granger, who agreed to help him find his lost toad, and then Harry Potter and Ron Weasley when he entered their compartment tearfully looking for Trevor. After arriving at Hogsmeade Station, Neville managed to retrieve it from Rubeus Hagrid.[7]

Neville felt intimidated by Gryffindor's reputation for bravery. During the Sorting ceremony, he silently argued for a long time to be placed in Hufflepuff, but the Sorting Hat won in the end, and Sorted him into Gryffindor.[8] Neville was so nervous that when the Sorting Hat shouted out his house, he ran across the Great Hall with the Hat still on his head; he had to return to the stool to hand the Hat to the next student.[9] On the way to Gryffindor Tower after the Welcoming Feast, Neville had a bundle of walking sticks dropped on his head by Peeves the Poltergeist.

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Neville lost control of his broom during his first flying lesson in 1991.

Much of his first year was plagued by similar mishaps. In his first Potions lesson, Neville melted Seamus Finnigan's cauldron, and was subsequently drenched in the boil-curing potion they had been brewing.[10] The following week, in his first flying lesson with Madam Hooch, Neville accidentally broke his wrist after falling off his broom from a great height; afraid of being left behind on the ground, he had pushed off too early. He was taken to the hospital wing and his wrist was healed. Several hours later, he ended up heading to the Hogwarts Trophy Room with Harry, Ron, and Hermione for Harry's duel with Draco Malfoy. Nearly getting caught by Filch, they end up in the forbidden third floor corridor, where Neville drew Harry's attention to a giant three-headed dog. They manage to escape and safely return to Gryffindor Tower.[11]

That year, Neville received a Remembrall from his grandmother as a gift which was flown in by an owl. This particular gift later allowed Harry Potter to become Gryffindor seeker. Draco Malfoy threw the small sphere into the air, and Harry flew to grab it, standing up for Neville. Minerva McGonagall saw how easily Harry retrieved the ball and asked him to join the team.[11]

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Neville bunny-hops into the Great Hall under a Leg-Locker Curse cast by Draco Malfoy in 1991

Shortly after the Christmas holidays, Neville was the target of a prank by Draco Malfoy, in which his legs were stuck together with the Leg-Locker Curse. Neville had to bunny-hop all the way to Gryffindor Tower so someone could perform the counter-curse. When Harry, Ron and Hermione urged him to report Malfoy, Neville replied that he didn't want more trouble. Harry gave Neville his last Chocolate Frog from Christmas and consoled him by telling that he was worth twelve Malfoys, and that the Sorting Hat chose him for Gryffindor, while Malfoy was in "stinking Slytherin." Several seconds later, Neville inadvertently helped the trio identify Nicolas Flamel when he gave Harry Dumbledore's collectible card from the Chocolate Frog.[12]

Neville was sent to the hospital wing a third time after a Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. During the match, Malfoy began to taunt the Gryffindor Quidditch team, as well as Neville. Neville challenged Malfoy on hearing this, and single-handedly took on Malfoy's friends Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle, while Ron fought Malfoy. Although he was knocked out by Crabbe and Goyle, Madam Pomfrey insisted that Neville would make a full recovery. This was the first time that Neville stood up for himself.[13]

In time, Neville learned about Harry and Hermione's attempt to take Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback up to the Astronomy Tower to send to Ron's brother Charlie. When he learned Malfoy was trying to get them caught, Neville snuck out of Gryffindor Tower to find them and warn them. He instead ended up getting caught by Professor McGonagall. He lost fifty House points, and was put in detention with Harry, Hermione, and Malfoy. Sent into the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid to search for an injured unicorn, Neville and Malfoy went along one path with Fang, while the other three took another. When Malfoy snuck up behind Neville and grabbed him to scare him, Neville panicked and sent up wand sparks to warn Hagrid. When Hagrid learned the truth, he instead paired Neville with himself and Hermione.[14]

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Hermione casting the Full Body-Bind Curse on Neville

The night Quirinus Quirrell attempted to steal the Philosopher's Stone, Neville attempted to stop Harry, Ron and Hermione from sneaking out, though he did not know what they were trying to do. However, he thought that they should not be breaking rules and risking that Gryffindor would lose more points, and blocked the portrait hole, willing to fight them to make them stay. Hermione apologised and struck Neville with a Full Body-Bind Curse so that she, Harry, and Ron could leave. This was another early instance where Neville showed bravery, standing up to his only friends.[15]

For standing up to the trio, Neville won ten points for Gryffindor at the end-of-term feast. Having moments before, tied Slytherin for the House Cup, this pushed Gryffindor into undisputed first place. In the final exams, he scored well in Herbology, making up for his poor marks in Potions.[16]

Second yearEdit

"They went for Filch first. And everyone knows I'm almost a Squib."
—Neville Longbottom[src]
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Neville and his classmates in Gilderoy Lockhart's first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson in 1992.

Neville's first appearance in 1992 was after the start-of-term feast, where he applauded Harry and Ron for flying a car to Hogwarts. The following morning when Ron received a Howler from his mother, Neville urged him to open it quickly.[17]

In Gilderoy Lockhart's first Defence Against the Dark Arts class, a pair of Cornish pixies picked Neville up by the ears and hung him, by his cloak, from a chandelier. Moments later, he crashed back to the ground when the chandelier collapsed.[17]

After the Basilisk attack on Colin Creevey, Neville feared that he might be attacked, due to his poor magical skill, and tried to protect himself by purchasing a large, "evil-smelling" green onion, a pointed purple crystal, and a rotting newt tail. However the other students pointed out that Neville should be all right; he was a pure-blood and thus unlikely to be attacked. However, he thought he was a Squib and was still in danger anyway.[18]

Neville attended the first (and only) meeting of Lockhart's Duelling Club. To practise the Disarming Charm, Neville was paired with Justin Finch-Fletchley. When Lockhart suggested the pair to volunteer spell blocking, Snape shot this down, claiming that Neville had difficulty with the simplest spells, and they would have to send what was left of Justin to the hospital wing in a matchbox.[18]

Shortly after Valentine's Day, Neville informed Harry that his belongings had been searched by someone.[19]

Third yearEdit

Severus Snape: "Possibly no one's warned you, Lupin, but this class contains Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with anything difficult. Not unless Ms. Granger is hissing instructions in his ear."
Remus Lupin: "I was hoping that Neville would assist me with the first stage of the operation, and I am sure he will perform it admirably."
— Severus Snape and Remus Lupin on Neville and his skills[src]
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Neville in his third year

On the train ride to Hogwarts for his third year, Neville became alarmed when the Hogwarts Express simply stopped. He entered the compartment Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron, and Ginny Weasley were in to find out what had happened. A Dementor then entered the compartment, negatively affecting all the students within, though to varying degrees. Then new Professor Lupin gave them chocolate telling them it would help them fell better about the shock. After arriving at Hogsmeade Station, Neville told people about the experience in the compartment. [20] This made its way to Draco Malfoy, who taunted Harry about fainting.[21]

In their first Divination class, Neville accidentally broke two of Professor Trelawney's tea cups while reading tea leaves. As the class departed, Professor Trelawney warned him that he would be late next class and urged him to work hard to catch up with everyone else. In Care of Magical Creatures class, Neville practised bowing to a Hippogriff; he constantly backed away from the animal, which didn't seem to want to bow back.[21]

The next day in Potions, Neville again managed to earn the ire of Professor Snape. He somehow was able to turn his Shrinking Solution orange instead of green. To ensure Neville would get the potion right, Snape told him that he would feed some of it to Neville's toad, Trevor, at the end of the class. Desperately, he asked Hermione for help; she whispered instructions to him out of the corner of her mouth. By the end of class, he was able to turn his potion green, and successfully shrunk Trevor from a toad to a tadpole. Upon returning Trevor to his proper size, Snape took five points from Hermione simply to spite the Gryffindors.[22]

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Neville's Boggart, Professor Snape

Later that day, Neville helped Professor Remus Lupin's first practical Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson about boggarts. Neville was the first person to be asked. When asked what scared him most in the world, Neville replied "Professor Snape". To counter the boggart, Lupin asked Neville to picture Snape in his grandmother's clothes. For his help, Neville earned ten points for Gryffindor. Neville destroyed the boggart at the end of class.[22]

In the spring of 1994, Neville lost the passwords to Gryffindor Tower; because Sir Cadogan changed them so frequently, Neville needed to write them down so he could remember them.[23] After the passwords disappeared, Sirius Black managed to enter Gryffindor Tower with a knife. After learning Neville was indirectly responsible, Professor McGonagall banned him from all future visits into Hogsmeade for the remainder of the school year, gave him a detention, and forbade anyone from giving him the password to the common room, thus he had to wait outside the portrait until someone came by. Two days later, Neville received a Howler from his grandmother; he tore out of the Great Hall, amid shouts of laughter, and opened it in the Entrance Hall, where his grandmother's angry voice told him he brought shame to their family.[24]

At the end of his Divination final exam, Neville was told that, if he told anyone his results, he would suffer a serious accident.[25]

Fourth yearEdit

Hermione: "Neville, are you all right?"
Neville: "Oh, yes, I'm fine. Very interesting dinner — I mean lesson — what's for eating?"
— Neville in an "unnaturally high voice" after a lesson on the Unforgivable Curses[src]
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Neville in his fourth year

In 1994, Neville met up with Harry, Ron, and Hermione on the Hogwarts Express. He jealously listened to their recap of the Quidditch World Cup; his grandmother had not wanted to go, and did not purchase tickets.[26] He was also awestruck by Ron's miniature figurine of Viktor Krum.[26]

In Mad-Eye Moody's first Defence Against the Dark Arts class, Neville was able to supply information about the Unforgivable Curses, in particular the Cruciatus Curse. When Moody demonstrated the curse on a spider, Neville was terrified; he gripped his desk so hard, his knuckles turned white. Hermione noticed this and called for the professor to stop. After class, Moody — who was in fact Barty Crouch Jr, one of the attackers of Neville's parents, under disguise by use of Polyjuice Potion— took Neville to his office for a cup of tea.

Having heard from Professor Sprout about Neville's aptitude in Herbology, "Moody" cheered Neville up by telling him what Sprout had said and gave him a number of books he thought Neville would enjoy. One of them was Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean, which Crouch intended for Harry to read in order to learn all about Gillyweed for the second task[27], but he was stubbornly searching through the library.[28]

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Neville and Ginny Weasley at the Yule Ball

A few days later in class, Neville was put under the Imperius Curse by Moody, under the pretence of letting the class know what it felt like. Under Moody's influence, Neville performed a series of "quite astonishing gymnastics" that he could not have performed normally.[29]

When the Yule Ball was announced during the Triwizard Tournament, Neville asked Hermione to go with him. After Hermione politely declined, having already agreed to attend with Viktor Krum, Neville asked Ginny Weasley. While the pair seemed to enjoy themselves, Neville accidentally stepped on Ginny's toes while dancing.[30]

Fifth yearEdit

Neville: "We were all in the D.A. together. It was all supposed to be about fighting You-Know-Who, wasn't it? And this is the first chance we've had to do something real — or was that all just a game or something?"
Harry: "No — of course it wasn't —"
Neville: "Then we should come too. We want to help."
— Neville insists on going with the trio to the Department of Mysteries[src]
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Neville in his fifth year

In 1995, Neville met with Harry and Ginny on the Hogwarts Express. Searching for seats, the trio entered Luna Lovegood's compartment. Once inside, he excitedly showed them his Mimbulus Mimbletonia, a birthday present from his great-uncle Algie. He told them about his plans to show it to Professor Sprout, as well as wanting to breed it.[31]

After arriving at Hogwarts, Neville helped Harry get into Gryffindor Tower as Harry had not learned the new password yet, and then defended Harry during a verbal fight with Seamus Finnigan, claiming that the Daily Prophet was going downhill, not Harry and Dumbledore. He and his grandmother both believed Harry's claim that Voldemort had returned, and had cancelled their subscription to the newspaper.[32]

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Harry instructs Cho Chang, Ron Weasley, and Neville Longbottom

When Harry, Ron, and Hermione began organising Dumbledore's Army, Neville was one of the first to sign up. At their first meeting in the Room of Requirement, Neville was left partner-less when they began practice; Neville instead partnered with Harry. After successfully Disarming Harry, Neville then joined Ron and Hermione, so Harry could check on the others. [33] With Harry's encouragement, by the beginning of Christmas break, Neville had improved "beyond all recognition."[34]

During Christmas break, Ron, Hermione and Ginny learned that Neville's parents were not dead, but patients in St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, having gone insane after being tortured by a group of Death Eaters at the end of the First Wizarding War. Harry was the only one who already knew this, having found out in the Pensieve in 1994, but he had told no one, keeping Neville's secret safe. Before Neville left, his mother handed him an empty Droobles Blowing Gum wrapper; while his grandmother wanted him to throw it away, Neville instead pocketed it.[35]

When it was learned that ten Death Eaters escaped from Azkaban in 1996, including three of the ones responsible for the torture of Neville's parents, Neville did not speak of it, but it "wrought a strange and even slightly alarming change" in him, according to Harry. He worked harder than anyone in D.A. meetings, and was the fastest to pick up new spells aside from Hermione.[36]

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Ron, Luna, Neville, Hermione, Harry and Ginny in the Department of Mysteries

When Harry had a vision that Sirius Black was in danger at the Ministry of Magic, Neville was one of the D.A. members who volunteered to accompany him. He, Ginny and Luna joined the trio in flying Thestrals to London, despite Harry's reluctance to let them accompany him.[37]

Once in the Hall of Prophecies, Harry was drawn to an orb that had his name on it. Neville and Hermione urged him not to remove it; once Harry had, the group was confronted by Death Eaters. [38] In the subsequent battle, Neville accompanied Harry and Hermione. He disarmed a Death Eater who was struggling with Harry, accidentally disarming Harry as well. Later, Antonin Dolohov broke Neville's nose and wand, but Neville refused Harry's suggestion that he leave with an incapacitated Hermione to go get help, instead carrying her while he and Harry searched for Ron, Ginny and Luna.[39]

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Bellatrix Lestrange threatens Neville at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

The other three were soon incapacitated and Neville and Harry were cornered by the Death Eaters. Bellatrix Lestrange briefly tortured Neville with the Cruciatus Curse, both to try to make Harry hand over the prophecy and to see how long Neville held out before "cracking" like his parents.[39]

After the Order of the Phoenix arrived, Harry tried to get out with Neville, who was struck with Tarantallegra by Dolohov. [40] As Harry pulled him up a flight of stairs, Neville accidentally smashed the prophecy. As the battle continued, Neville alerted Harry to the appearance of Albus Dumbledore. The battle soon ended, and Neville and his friends were transported back to Hogwarts, where Neville's nose was fixed by Madam Pomfrey.[41]

Harry soon learned the contents of the prophecy from Dumbledore. As both Neville and Harry were born at the close of July to parents who had all escaped Voldemort three times, they both qualified for the prophecy child. However, Dumbledore believed that the prophecy did indeed refer to Harry, not Neville, as Voldemort marked Harry as his equal by attacking him.[5]

Neville purchased a new wand, 13" cherry wood, with a unicorn hair core, from Garrick Ollivander before his sixth year.

Sixth yearEdit

Luna: "People expect you to have cooler friends than us."
Harry: "You are cool. None of them were at the Ministry. They didn’t fight with me."
— Harry to Neville and Luna on the Hogwarts Express[src]
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Neville in his sixth year

On 1 September, 1996, Neville sat with Harry Potter and Luna Lovegood on the Hogwarts Express. When Romilda Vane, a younger Gryffindor student, invited Harry to come to her compartment and implicitly insulted Neville and Luna, Harry coldly rebuffed her, emphasising that Neville and Luna were among his closest and most loyal friends. Neville was later invited to join Horace Slughorn, the new Potions professor, in his train compartment. [42] Slughorn was searching for new students to add to his Slug Club, but Neville didn't seem to meet Slughorn's requirements, and was not invited back to any of Slughorn's parties.

Towards the end of the school year, Neville participated in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. Along with Luna Lovegood, he was the only member of Dumbledore's Army to reply to the summons via the coins. Neville stood guard outside the Room of Requirement with Ron and Ginny, waiting for Draco Malfoy, who evaded them by using Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder. Neville suffered an injury that kept him in the hospital wing for some time, though he was able to attend the funeral of Albus Dumbledore shortly afterwards, where Luna helped him into his seat. [43]

Seventh yearEdit

"Alecto, Amycus’s sister, teaches Muggle Studies, which is compulsory for everyone. We’ve all got to listen to her explain how Muggles are like animals, stupid and dirty, and how they drive wizards into hiding by being vicious toward them, and how the natural order is being reestablished. I got this one ((indicates to a large gash on his cheek)) for asking her how much Muggle blood she and her brother have got."
—Neville explains Hogwarts new regime and his stand against the Carrows to the Trio[src]
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Neville scorns Death Eaters searching for Harry Potter on the Hogwarts Express in 1997

On 1 August, 1997, Lord Voldemort took over the Ministry of Magic. While Muggle-borns were rounded up and Harry, Ron and Hermione went on the run to search for Voldemort's Horcruxes, Neville returned to Hogwarts, and, along with Ginny and Luna, restarted Dumbledore's Army. The D.A. opposed the new headmaster, Severus Snape, and the two new Death Eater professors, Alecto and Amycus Carrow, who taught anti-Muggle propaganda and the Dark Arts. Neville got in trouble with the Carrows for refusing to practise the Cruciatus Curse on other students as a method of punishment, as well as for standing up against their bigotry and cruelty.

The revived D.A. helped protect fellow students from being bullied by the Death Eater teachers, and generally rebelled against authority, such as writing "Dumbledore’s Army, still recruiting" on the Hogwarts walls and freeing students from detention. Neville, Luna and Ginny also attempted to steal Godric Gryffindor's sword from Snape's office, but were caught on the way out. In his own way to subvert the Carrows' manner of discipline, Snape only gave them a detention, sending them into the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid. Neville eventually decided to cease their open rebellion after Michael Corner got caught and tortured freeing a chained-up first year.

Neville was eventually left alone to lead the rebellion efforts, as Luna was dragged off the Hogwarts Express by Death Eaters around Christmas of 1997 to coerce her father into ceasing his political dissidence in The Quibbler, and Ginny did not return to Hogwarts following the Easter holidays, as her family went into hiding following Harry, Ron and Hermione's escape from Malfoy Manor. By this time, the Carrows were aware of Neville's role in the rebellion, and he suffered beatings and torture. The Ministry also targeted Neville's grandmother to try to intimidate him, but she evaded capture and went on the run.

Eventually, the Carrows realised that Neville was the main ringleader and decided that Hogwarts could do without him. Fearing that they may kill him, Neville made for the Room of Requirement, which he was able to turn into a hiding place for the D.A., and to connect to the Hog's Head in order to get food from Aberforth Dumbledore. By May, most of the D.A. had taken to living there.[44]

Battle of HogwartsEdit

"It doesn't matter that Harry's gone. People die every day. Friends, family. Yeah, we still lost Harry tonight. He's still with us, in here. So's Fred, Remus, Tonks... they didn't die in vain. But YOU will. 'Cause you're wrong! Harry's heart did beat for us! For all of us! It's not over!"
—Neville boldly stands up to Voldemort.[src]
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The trio and Neville in Hog's Head Inn.

On 2 May, Neville enthusiastically greeted Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and led them from the Hog's Head into the Room of Requirement. Believing that their return meant the overthrow of the Death Eater professors, Neville signalled the rest of the D.A. to return to Hogwarts.[45] As students returned, along with the Order of the Phoenix, Voldemort and his Death Eater army approached, and the Battle of Hogwarts began.[46]

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Neville standing up to Voldemort and his army

During the first round of battle, Neville used various plants to attack Death Eaters, and helped transport the injured and dead when a temporary cease-fire was called. He briefly spoke to Harry, who told him that it was top priority to kill Voldemort's snake, Nagini.[47] When the Death Eaters approached with a "dead" Harry, Neville stood up in defiance of Voldemort. He was subsequently forced to wear the Sorting Hat as it burned because he refused to join Voldemort. Fortunately, due to Harry's sacrifice, Neville was able to shrug off the Full Body-Bind Curse.

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Neville kills Nagini using the Sword of Gryffindor

Because of his tremendous bravery shown on the battlefield, Neville was able to pull Godric Gryffindor's sword from the burning hat, in the process proving himself a true Gryffindor, something that was doubted constantly throughout due to his apparently weak-willed, shy, and bumbling nature. In a single stroke, he killed Nagini, destroying Voldemort's last remaining Horcrux. Neville subsequently teamed up with Ron Weasley as the defenders of Hogwarts and Death Eaters were forced into the Great Hall and defeated Fenrir Greyback. Also during the Battle Neville duelled Scabior on the Covered Bridge. Scabior fell to his death when the bridge fell down.[48]

Neville witnessed Harry's final defeat of Voldemort and survived the Second Wizarding War.

Later lifeEdit

Ginny Potter: "Don't forget to give Neville our love!"
James Potter: "Mum! I can't give a professor love..."
Ginny Potter and her son exchange goodbyes at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters[src]

Neville briefly worked as an Auror immediately following the war.[49] Sometime afterwards, he became Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts.[1] His students were impressed when he would show them his Dumbledore's Army coin, which he and other D.A. members kept as a badge of honour.[50] Neville remained in contact with his old friends, as in 2017, Ginny told her and Harry's eldest son to give Neville their love when he arrived at Hogwarts.[1]

Sometime before 2014, he married his former classmate and D.A. member Hannah Abbott, and the pair lived at the Leaky Cauldron, where she became the landlady.[51]. Hannah had retired from being Landlady as of 2014, she and Neville were childless and, scathingly, reported by Rita Skeeter as enjoying "a little more Ogden's Firewhisky than most would expect from custodians of our children"[52]. Whether this is true or simply another scandelous rumour from Rita Skeeter is unknown. It was reported by Rita Skeeter that Neville is the godfather of Harry's second son, Albus Potter.

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Neville Longbottom

Physical appearanceEdit

Neville was said to strongly resemble his mother, being round-faced,[7] with a short, chubby build and blond hair.[53] He was also somewhat buck-toothed. Pansy Parkinson had once called him "fat", but this may have been an exaggeration, as she frequently made disparaging comments about Gryffindor students.[11] It is unknown if his appearance changed as he matured over the years, but it should be noted that the film Neville (who was portrayed as brown-haired instead of blond-haired) grew from a short, chubby boy into a lean young man taller than even Harry.

Personality and traitsEdit

Bellatrix: " ...let's see how long Longbottom lasts before he cracks like his parents ...unless Potter wants to give us the prophecy."
Neville: "DON'D GIB ID DO DEM! DON'D GIB ID DO DEM, HARRY!"
— Neville defying Death Eaters with a broken nose in the Department of Mysteries[src]
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Neville Longbottom showed his interest in Herbology (the study of plants)

When he was younger, Neville was clumsy, forgetful, shy, and many considered him ill-suited for Gryffindor house because he seemed timid. However, Neville proved that the Sorting Hat had seen the bravery beneath his insecurity, as he stood up to his only friends as a first-year[7] and later became one of the D.A.’s most courageous members.[33] Part of Neville’s problem seems to have been poor self-esteem, as he referred to himself as a "nobody" and "almost a Squib"[18] at times. This was likely caused by his grandmother’s belief that he was not living up to his parents’ accomplishments, and browbeating from fellow students and people like Professor Snape. Though he came from a pure-blood family, he held no prejudice against half-bloods or Muggle-borns.

With the support of his friends, to whom he was very loyal, the encouragement of Professor Remus Lupin to face his fears in his third year, and the motivation of knowing his parents’ torturers were on the loose, Neville became braver, more self-assured, and dedicated to the fight against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.[36] This was proven by his participation in many battles and his revival of the D.A. in the face of threats and torture at the hands of the Carrows in his seventh year, as well as his defiance of Voldemort himself during the final battle.[44]

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

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Neville and Harry practising with the D.A.

Neville was not an academically strong student in his early years, often requiring Hermione's help in class and with school-work, but part of this was likely caused by his use of another's wand, poor self-esteem, and anxiety caused by the incessant bullying from many of his peers and Severus Snape due to his forgetful nature and clumsiness. This was confirmed by Minerva McGonagall.[54] However, upon finding both courage and confidence in his later years, his power and talents as a wizard grew to where he could effectively assume the role of leadership in Harry's absence, and he was deemed worthy of wielding the Sword of Gryffindor.

"Apparently, Professor Sprout told Professor Moody I'm really good at Herbology."
—Neville in 1994[src]
  • Herbology: Neville was gifted at Herbology, earning an 'Outstanding' on his O.W.L. exam.[55] Even Professor Sprout, teacher of Herbology at Hogwarts, confirmed that. After the Second Wizarding War he later worked as Professor of this subject himself. He was also the fastest worker in class: in 1996, he was the first to extract a pod from a Snargaluff plant.[56]
"He was improving so fast it was quite unnerving"
Harry Potter about Neville regarding the D.A.[src]
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts: Neville proved to be proficient in Defence Against the Dark Arts, once properly motivated and more sure of himself. He achieved an 'Exceeds Expectations' on his O.W.L. exam, which allowed him to advance to N.E.W.T.-level.[55] Neville's talent with defensive spells and counter-jinxes was also proven in the Second Wizarding War, as well as his post-bellum work as an Auror.
  • Duelling: Neville proved to be a surprisingly competent duellist right from the start: he survived the Battle of the Department of Mysteries without any serious injuries, and was notably the last person - apart from Harry - standing until the Order of the Phoenix arrived to rescue them. He later fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and again emerged relatively unscathed. In the final Battle of Hogwarts, he singlehandedly duelled Scabior and a large group of Snatchers until the bridge they were on was destroyed (taking the Snatchers' lives with it).[57] He also defeated Fenrir Greyback along with Ron, and was one of the survivors. It is also very likely that his skill in martial magic increased considerably after serving as an Auror, even if only for a short time, due to his hand-on experience.
  • Charms: Neville was talented in Charms, earning an 'Exceeds Expectations' for the subject on his O.W.L. exam.[55] He mastered the Shield Charm more quickly than anyone in Dumbledore's Army, apart from Hermione.[58] He could also effectively perform simpler Charms: the Locking Spell[54] and Banishing Charm, the latter of which he cast during a Charms lesson, but his aim was not very good. He could also produce a non-corporeal Patronus, which was an advanced piece of magic.
"I'm sorry, Longbottom, but 'Acceptable' really isn't good enough for N.E.W.T. level. I just don't think you'd be able to cope with the coursework."
—Professor McGonagall to Neville[src]
  • Transfiguration: Though not excellent at Transfiguration, Professor McGonagall stated that Neville's work only lacked confidence. With that said, Neville managed to score an 'Acceptable', but he was unable to continue into the N.E.W.T.-level.[55] It is likely that his ability in the subject improved to some extent after serving as an Auror, given that Transfiguration is commonly used in the job and he therefore would have gotten some more experience using it.
  • Leadership skills: During the 1997-1998 school year, Neville co-led Dumbledore's Army along side Ginny and Luna. His leadership proved to be so efficient that the Death Eaters were forced to resort to attempting to control him through his grandmother, and he was forced to go into hiding.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

ParentsEdit

Neville Longbottom: "Fourteen years ago, a Death Eater named Bellatrix Lestrange used the Cruciatus Curse on my parents. She tortured them for information, but they never gave in. I'm quite proud to be their son. But I'm not sure I'm ready for everyone to know just yet."
Harry Potter: "We're going to make them proud, Neville. That's a promise."
— Neville and Harry Potter about the fate of Neville's parents sometime in 1995.
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Frank and Alice Longbottom, his mother and father

As Neville's parents, Alice and Frank Longbottom, had been permanent residents of St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries since Neville's infancy, he never knew them as the popular and talented Aurors they were reputed to be. Nevertheless, he held them in high esteem, much like his friend Harry looked up to the parents he never knew. Neville regularly visited his parents at St Mungo's with his grandmother, where he tried to speak to them and brought them sweets, keeping the wrappers his mother handed back to him, even when his grandmother told him to throw them in the bin.[35] Their torture clearly haunted him, as he was badly shaken by seeing the Cruciatus Curse demonstrated on a spider in his fourth year.[27]

When the Lestranges escaped from Azkaban in 1996, Neville did not discuss it, but he became very dedicated to his training in Dumbledore's Army. During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, he was taunted about his parents by Bellatrix Lestrange, who also briefly subjected him to the Cruciatus Curse, but Neville remained defiant.[39]

Augusta LongbottomEdit

Mrs Longbottom: "Have you seen my grandson?"
Harry Potter: "He’s fighting."
Mrs Longbottom: "Naturally. Excuse me, I must go and assist him."
Augusta Longbottom during the Battle of Hogwarts[src]

Neville was raised by his grandmother, Augusta Longbottom, after his parents were tortured to the point of insanity when he was an infant. This was pivotal in the development of his personality, as his grandmother often expressed her disappointment with her grandson's seeming lack of magical ability, and what she considered his inability to live up to his parents' skills. When Neville was a child, his grandmother, as well as some of his other relatives, feared that he might have been a Squib.[18] However, when Neville showed great bravery and heroism during the Second Wizarding War, his grandmother was clearly very proud of him. She came to Hogwarts during the final battle and ran off to assist him in fighting Death Eaters.[46]

Uncle AlgieEdit

Neville appeared to be fairly close to his great-uncle Algie, who tried to "scare" magic into him when he was younger; he once accidentally dropped Neville out of a window while reaching for a meringue, and when Neville bounced, his family was pleased to discover that he was not, in fact, a Squib. Algie later rewarded him with his pet toad Trevor for getting into Hogwarts. Algie and Neville appear to have shared an interest in Herbology, as Algie gave Neville his very rare Mimbulus Mimbletonia plant, which at one point was the password to the Gryffindor Common Room.

TrevorEdit

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Trevor, his pet toad.

Trevor was Neville's pet toad. He was given to Neville by his Uncle Algie upon Neville's gaining admission to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Neville often lost Trevor, as he did the first time he rode the Hogwarts Express and Hermione Granger met Harry Potter and Ron Weasley as she helped him search. In Neville's third year, Professor Snape made him test his Shrinking Solution on the toad; though Neville's dubious potion-making skills could have resulted in the toad's death, Trevor was successfully transformed into a tadpole, much to the Gryffindors' delight. At some point, Trevor escaped into the Hogwarts Lake. Both pet and owner felt a sense of relief.[8]

Harry PotterEdit

"Everybody in this room has proved he's loyal to Dumbledore. Loyal to you."
—Neville to Harry, before the Battle of Hogwarts.[src]
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Harry Potter, his friend and room-mate

Neville first met Harry Potter in 1991, while Neville was looking for his toad, Trevor, on the Hogwarts Express. They became classmates and room-mates after they were both sorted into the Gryffindor house, and came to be good friends over the years. In 1994, Harry learned that Neville's parents were tortured into insanity by Barty Crouch Jr, and Bellatrix, Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange. Harry felt that Neville was far more deserving of pity than he, though he promised Dumbledore not to tell anyone what he knew, as it was Neville's decision whether or not to reveal his past to his friends.

In their fifth year, Neville became a member of Dumbledore's Army, an organisation led by Harry to oppose Dolores Umbridge and learn practical defensive magic. After the Lestranges escaped from Azkaban that same year, Neville resolved to become stronger and try to honour his parents' reputations as excellent Aurors. True to his word, Neville fought alongside Harry at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and saved Harry's life from Walden Macnair when Macnair attempted to strangle Harry.

In 1996, Harry refused to allow Romilda Vane to insult Neville and Luna Lovegood, stating that they were his real friends, and the only ones who had fought alongside Ron, Ginny, Hermione and himself at the Department of Mysteries. At the end of the year, Neville and Harry both fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and attended Dumbledore's funeral.

The next year, while Harry, Ron and Hermione left Hogwarts to search for Voldemort's Horcruxes, Neville, along with Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood, led Dumbledore's Army in maintaining a steady level of opposition against Alecto and Amycus Carrow, two Death Eaters who had been appointed deputy Headmaster and Headmistress of Hogwarts under Severus Snape. Neville would later state that the hope Harry inspired in standing up to his enemies drove Neville to do the same. Neville and Harry fought together in the Battle of Hogwarts, where Harry realised that Neville was one of his closest friends and one of the few people he would like to see once again before he dies in the forest and Neville showed his bravery and loyalty to Harry when he openly defied Voldemort and beheaded Nagini, destroying Voldemort's last remaining Horcrux.

Neville and Harry remained in contact after the end of the Second Wizarding War and Harry made Neville the godfather of his son Albus, showing their good friendship. Harry's children were later taught by Neville, who had been appointed Herbology professor at Hogwarts.

Hermione GrangerEdit

"Stop it! Can't you see it's bothering him? STOP IT!"
—Hermione Granger to Alastor Moody (actually Barty Crouch Jr who was drinking Polyjuice Potion) about seeing the Cruciatus Curse is bothering Neville in a Defence Against the Dark Arts in 1994[src]
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Hermione Granger, his friend

Neville met Hermione Granger on the Hogwarts Express when she helped him find Trevor, his toad. During their years at Hogwarts, they became closer as Hermione encouraged him to stand up for himself when Draco Malfoy and his friends played pranks on him, or made jokes at his expense.

Because of his lack of confidence in classes, Neville frequently made mistakes, and Hermione usually came to his assistance, often whispering instructions in his ear. She also took note of how shaken Neville was by their fourth year lesson on the Unforgivable Curses, shouting for Professor Moody to stop demonstrating the Cruciatus Curse and later asking Neville if it was all right. Because Hermione had "always been so nice", Neville plucked up the courage to ask her to the Yule Ball in 1994, though she had already accepted the offer of Viktor Krum.[30]

Neville and Hermione became members of Dumbledore's Army in 1995, during their fifth year at Hogwarts, and fought together at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, as well as in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in 1997. When the trio returned to Hogwarts in 1998 just before the Battle of Hogwarts, it was Neville who greeted them enthusiastically, and who first expressed a willingness to help them in any way possible and to fight the incoming Death Eater army.

After the Second Wizarding War, the two best friends remained in contact throughout the years.

Ron WeasleyEdit

"Blimey, Neville, there’s a time and a place for getting a smart mouth!"
—Ron to Neville after Neville explains how he received injuries at the hands of the Carrows.[src]
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Ron Weasley, his friend and room-mate.

Neville met Ron Weasley on the Hogwarts Express at the start of their first year. As both were sorted into Gryffindor house, they became room-mates. Over time, Neville became good friends with Ron, who, like Hermione and Harry, encouraged Neville not to let the Slytherins get to him.

Ron, Hermione, and Ginny all learned about Neville's parents during their fifth year at Hogwarts, and were shocked to learn that the good-natured, clumsy boy was carrying such a dark secret. Ron and Neville both became members of Dumbledore's Army in 1995, in order to oppose Professor Umbridge and learn to fight the Death Eaters. They fought alongside one another at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. Neville greeted Ron, Harry, and Hermione enthusiastically when they returned to Hogwarts in 1998, and they all fought against Voldemort's forces in the Battle of Hogwarts. During the battle, Neville and Ron defeated Fenrir Greyback together protecting each other, after the battle they remained as best friends and they regularly see each other.

Ginny WeasleyEdit

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Ginny Weasley, a good friend

After asking Hermione to the Yule Ball in his fourth year and being turned down because she had already agreed to attend with Viktor Krum, Neville asked Ginny Weasley. She agreed to go with him as a friend, being too young to attend otherwise.[30]

The two continued to be friendly afterwards, and Ginny, like Harry, Hermione and Ron, encouraged Neville to be more confident. She and Luna Lovegood were co-leaders of the re-formed Dumbledore's Army along with Neville when Snape and the Carrows controlled Hogwarts.[44] Ginny and Neville also fought at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and the Battle of Hogwarts (where they blew up together the covered bridge).

After the war, Ginny and Neville remained in contact, and they remained closest friends, with Ginny naming Neville godfather to her son Albus and being on friendly terms with her other son, James.

Luna LovegoodEdit

Luna: "And I don't know who you are."
Neville: "I'm nobody."
Ginny: "No, you're not. Neville Longbottom — Luna Lovegood..."
Ginny Weasley introduces Neville and Luna[src]
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Luna Lovegood, a good friend

Neville and Luna, a Ravenclaw student, first met on the Hogwarts Express, in 1995. Neville found Luna a bit "odd", as she believed in the existence of strange, mythical creatures, had a tendency to read magazines upside down, and wore earrings that appeared to be made of radishes. Luna, like Harry and Neville, had the ability to see Thestrals, as they had all seen someone die.

Spacey as Luna seemed, she fought alongside Neville at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and the Battle of Hogwarts. At some point they became very close friends. During Neville's last year at Hogwarts, he, Luna and Ginny, re-formed and co-led Dumbledore's Army in order to oppose the Carrows. Neville seems to have a place in his heart for Luna, they also remained close friends in later life. It seemed that Luna was always glad when Neville, Ginny, Hermione, Ron and Harry were close by, proved when the trio visited Luna's father Xenophilius Lovegood and seeing Luna's room with their painting on her bedroom wall connected with gold letters spelling friends.

Draco MalfoyEdit

"Longbottom, if brains were gold you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something."
Draco Malfoy on Neville[src]
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Draco Malfoy, his school bully

Initially shy and clumsy, Neville regularly found himself on the receiving end of insults from Draco and his gang, and was often the butt of their jokes and pranks — a fact which served only to make Neville clumsier and less confident. When encouraged by Hermione, Ron, and Harry to stand up for himself, Nevile replied with "how I can barley stand at all" but, despise this previous mind set Neville grew to be someone who was much more difficult to bully by his later years at Hogwarts.

He started resisting against not only the Slytherin students, but also Alecto and Amycus Carrow and Severus Snape. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Neville proved to have made an impressive and complete turn around from his earlier years of crumbling under Draco's bullying, when he openly defied Lord Voldemort and beheaded Nagini, effectively destroying Voldemort's final Horcrux.

Hannah AbbottEdit

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Hannah Abbott, his future wife

Neville and Hannah Abbott were never shown as being more than classmates during school. Since Hannah was in Hufflepuff House and Neville in Gryffindor, they probably did not spend too much time together, though it is possible that they became friendly when they were both members of the first and second Dumbledore's Army. Sometime after leaving Hogwarts, Neville and Hannah married and moved into the Leaky Cauldron, where she worked as the landlady and Neville as the Hogwarts Herbology teacher.

It is also possible that she and Neville became close during Herbology lessons, as those were shared by Gryffindor and Hufflepuff of their year. It stands to reason that, since Herbology was where Neville excelled, he may have been confident and even charming amongst the plant life, thus attracting Hannah's attentions. Since Hannah lost her mother in her sixth year, it may also have been Neville's ability to sympathise with her grief that brought the two together, or simply Hannah felt attracted to Neville's heroism in the Battle of Hogwarts and when the war was over she kept contact with him, they fell in love and got married.

Dumbledore's ArmyEdit

"I liked the D.A.! I learned loads with you!"
—Neville to Harry Potter[src]
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Dumbledore's Army.

Dumbledore's Army was an organisation led by Harry Potter that sought not only to undermine the dictatorial authority of Dolores Umbridge, but to offer students a means of learning the practical defensive magic Umbridge denied them in their actual Defence Against the Dark Arts class. Neville became a member at the time of its formation in 1995, and this marked something of a turning point both in terms Neville's relationships with other Hogwarts students, and in terms of his magical ability beyond Herbology. As the DA's practice progressed throughout the course of the year, Neville showed marked improvement in his ability to disarm and stun, as well as perform the Impediment Jinx and Reductor Curse, among others.

When several Death Eaters escaped from Azkaban in early 1996, all of the DA pushed themselves to improve their duelling abilities, but none more than Neville, as three of the escapees had taken part in torturing his parents to the point of becoming permanent residents of St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.

While training with the DA equipped Neville to face the Death Eaters in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the sense of camaraderie Neville enjoyed with them made him one of only three members (along with Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood) to answer Ron and Hermione's call leading up to the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.

Neville, Ginny and Luna co-led the DA in 1997, when it was re-formed to oppose the reign of Severus Snape and Alecto and Amycus Carrow at Hogwarts. Most of the former members reunited and spent ample time hiding in the Room of Requirement, awaiting the return of Harry, Ron and Hermione. They were quick to mobilise against the invading Death Eaters, with Neville at their lead, while Harry, Ron and Hermione were searching for Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem. While Fred Weasley and Colin Creevey were tragically killed, Neville fought valiantly and eventually beheaded Nagini, destroyed Voldemort's final remaining Horcrux.

Bellatrix LestrangeEdit

Bellatrix: "Neville Longbottom, is it? How's mum and dad?"
Neville: "Better now that they're about to be avenged!"
— Bellatrix Lestrange and Neville, during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries[src]
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Bellatrix Lestrange

Bellatrix Lestrange led fellow Death Eaters; Rodolphus Lestrange, Rabastan Lestrange, and Barty Crouch Jr. in the torture Neville's parents by means of the Cruciatus Curse, leaving them permanently incapacitated in St. Mungo's. When Bellatrix escaped from Azkaban prison in January 1996, Neville was heavily affected.

His performance in Dumbledore's Army increased to the point where he managed to master the Shield Charm before everyone but Hermione. When he went to the Ministry of Magic later that year, Bellatrix taunted him about his parents, but Neville fought back, much to Bellatrix's surprise. Neville also saw Bellatrix murder Sirius Black, and expressed his condolences to Harry. Neville met Bellatrix again in 1998, during the Battle of Hogwarts, where she was eventually killed by Molly Weasley.

Severus SnapeEdit

"Tell me, boy, does anything penetrate that thick skull of yours? Didn’t you hear me say, quite clearly, that only one rat spleen was needed? Didn’t I state plainly that a dash of leech juice would suffice? What do I have to do to make you understand, Longbottom?”"
—Snape tormenting Neville[src]
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Severus Snape, Neville's professor and Boggart

During his years at school, Neville was terrified of Professor Severus Snape, and the poor boy managed to earn the Potions master's ire in almost every lesson. Snape regularly and unnecessarily targeted Neville with verbal taunts, threats, sarcasm, and malice, which put an extremely nervous Neville even more on edge. Snape went so far as to feed a few drops of Neville's Shrinking Solution to Neville's pet, Trevor, so as to humiliate him for doing badly on the potion and almost kill Neville's toad. Thanks to Hermione, Neville was able to fix his potion so that his toad wasn't harmed.

Neville admitted in 1993 that Snape scared him more than anything else in the world, and was the form his boggart took. When Professor Lupin asked the Defense against the Dark Arts class what frightened them the most, Neville at first mumbled inaudibly; when Professor Lupin asked Neville to say it clearly, Neville (after wildly looking around) whispered "Professor Snape." Nearly everyone laughed at that, and then Professor Lupin replied thoughtfully, "Professor Snape."[22]

When he sat his Potions O.W.L. in 1996, Harry noted that Neville looked happier than usual without Snape around. Neville also co-led the second Dumbledore's Army and wrote slogans on the walls, in order to oppose Snape and the Carrows. Snape was killed by Nagini during the Battle of Hogwarts. Though Neville was present when Harry informed Voldemort of Snape's true allegiance, it is unknown how Neville reacted. It is possible Snape hated Neville so much because if Voldemort had chosen to go after him rather than Harry, Lily would still be alive.

Albus DumbledoreEdit

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Albus Dumbledore, his headmaster

Neville thought Albus Dumbledore was the greatest wizard of all time. He met Dumbledore in 1991, when he was the headmaster of Hogwarts. At the end of Neville's first year, Dumbledore awarded Gryffindor the ten points they needed to win the House cup because Neville had the courage to try and stop Harry, Hermione, and Ron from leaving the Gryffindor tower after hours. Dumbledore also knew about Neville's parents, and told Harry not to say anything, leaving Neville the right to choose when he revealed his past to his friends.

Dumbledore and Neville also fought together at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, and the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, where Dumbledore was killed by Severus Snape. Neville was devastated by his death. Neville despised professor Dolores Umbridge, the Ministry-appointed Defence Against the Dark Arts professor for the 1995–1996 school year. Like nearly everyone else at Hogwarts, with the possible exception of some of the Slytherin students and Argus Filch, Neville hated Umbridge for her sadistic punishments and attempts to control the school. He became a member of Dumbledore's Army partially in order to oppose her. Umbridge left the school in 1996 after paying the price for verbally assaulting a herd of centaurs and attempting to flee; she was discovered by Peeves, who led the students in chasing her away from the school.

Death Eaters Alecto and Amycus Carrow were appointed professors at Hogwarts in 1997, after Dumbledore's death. Amycus taught Defence Against the Dark Arts, which he changed to the Dark Arts, and Alecto taught Muggle Studies with an obvious anti-Muggle slant. Amycus and Alecto liked to punish the students with the use of torture, and ordered students to practice the Cruciatus Curse on other students who had been detained. Neville helped re-form Dumbledore's Army, along with Ginny and Luna, and maintained a steady opposition against the Carrows throughout the course of the year. In an attempt to control Neville, Ministry Auror John Dawlish was sent to take Neville's grandmother hostage; unfortunately for Dawlish, the tenacious Augusta Longbottom fought back, apparently putting Dawlish in St. Mungo's and going on the run. As the Carrows no longer had hope of finding any real leverage to use against Neville, and had no reason not to simply kill him, Neville went into hiding in the Room of Requirement, where he was soon joined by a number of other Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw students who saw fit to do the same.

Hogwarts staffEdit

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Professor McGonagall, his Head of House and teacher

Minerva McGonagall was Neville's Head of House and Transfiguration professor during his years at Hogwarts. She often scolded Neville for his clumsiness and incompetence, though it was more likely his lack of confidence that frustrated her. McGonagall knew that Neville was capable of more than he seemed and saw that he was actually brave, and thus encouraged him to work to his potential. She was also a friend of Neville's grandmother, and had known his parents in their days as Aurors. Neville and McGonagall both fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and the Battle of Hogwarts, and both survived the war. Years after the war, Neville was given the position of Herbology professor at Hogwarts, although it is unknown if McGonagall was still teaching there.

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Professor Sprout, his Herbology teacher.

Professor Sprout was Neville's Herbology professor, and as Neville proved to be quite adept at Herbology, possibly the best in the year, she was undoubtedly the Professor he got along with best. At one point, Sprout even spoke of Neville's strength in the subject to Barty Crouch Jr, while he was disguised as Professor Moody. Neville helped Sprout use Devil's Snare, Mandrakes, Venomous Tentacula and Snargaluff pods to attack the Death Eaters during the Battle of Hogwarts, and they both survived the war. It is likely that Sprout had retired by the time Neville was appointed the new Herbology Professor, though they may have taught the class together.

Bartemius Crouch Jr.Edit

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Bartemius Crouch Jr, who tortured his parents.

Barty Crouch Jr. was also involved in the torture of Neville's parents by means of the Cruciatus Curse. During Neville's fourth year, Barty impersonated Alastor Moody and served as Neville's Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor.

During his first lesson with the fourth years, Barty (as Moody) took notice of Neville's name on the class register. He then demonstrated the three Unforgivable Curses on spiders, including the Cruciatus Curse, which left Neville deeply shaken. "Moody" afterwards had tea with Neville and gave him a book about Herbology, seemingly out of comfort and support, although it was later revealed that he had only done so to give Harry a clue about the Triwizard Tournament's second task. It is unknown how Neville reacted upon learning the truth about his D.A.D.A. teacher. Barty Crouch was given the Dementor's Kiss in 1995, losing his soul.

Lord VoldemortEdit

Voldemort: "You show spirit and bravery, and you come of noble stock. You will make a very valuable Death Eater. We need your kind, Neville Longbottom."
Neville: "I'll join you when hell freezes over! Dumbledore's Army!"
— Voldemort and Neville at the Battle of Hogwarts.[src]
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Lord Voldemort

Neville was one of the two children possibly referred to in the prophecy as being destined to bring about Voldemort's end. However, Voldemort chose to target the Potters based on the simple concept that Harry was a half-blood like himself, thus marking Harry, and not Neville, as his equal. After Lord Voldemort's first defeat, four fanatically loyal Death Eaters tortured Neville's parents to the point of insanity, using the Cruciatus Curse, attempting to force Voldemort's whereabouts out of them; this fact initially haunted Neville, but eventually spurred him to rise to his full potential.

After honing his skills and steadily acquiring self-confidence through training with Dumbledore's Army, Neville fought against Voldemort's Death Eaters countless times during the Second Wizarding War. Near the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, Neville actually attempted to charge directly at Voldemort, presumably aiming to kill Nagini, as Harry had told him she had to die at all costs. Voldemort offered Neville the chance to join him, commending his "spirit and bravery;" Neville declined, and instead, drew the Sword of Gryffindor from the Sorting Hat and succeeded in beheading Nagini. As Nagini had been Voldemort's last remaining Horcrux, Neville's incredible display of bravery allowed Harry to defeat Voldemort once and for all.

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EtymologyEdit

  • Neville is an English name originally derived from Norman French for "new town".[59] It was the surname of a noble and a powerful warrior lineage family prominent in England in the medieval period, as well as the given name of a Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, whose role in history is controversial. Neville Chamberlain is infamous for his policy of appeasing dictator Adolf Hitler just prior to World War II, which is ironic, considering that Neville Longbottom never faltered in his defiance of Lord Voldemort.
  • Longbottom is the name of one of the Hobbits' villages at the Shire, known for its best pipe-weed.

Behind the scenesEdit

Neville

Original mini-figure version of Neville.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Epilogue (Nineteen Years Later)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Accio Quote: 27 October 2000 Interview with J.K. Rowling
  3. Template:OP - Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak)
  4. J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, available at Harry Potter Lexicon under Birthdate. Neville has to have been born in the evening as Harry was born "hours" after him, and on the next day. Hours indicates at least 2, making Neville's birth at ten pm on 30th July 1980, at the latest.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 37 (The Lost Phrophecy)
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 30 (The Pensieve)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 6 (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: Hatstall
  9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)
  10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 8 (The Potion Master)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
  12. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 13 (Nicholas Flamel)
  13. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 14 (Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback)
  14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 15 (The Forbidden Forest)
  15. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 16 (Through the Trapdoor)
  16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 14 (Cornelius Fudge)
  20. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 5 (Dementor)
  21. 21.0 21.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 7 (The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 12 (The Patronus)
  24. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 14 (Snape's Grudge)
  25. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 16 (Professor Trelawney's Prediction)
  26. 26.0 26.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 11 (Aboard the Hogwarts Express)
  27. 27.0 27.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 (The Unforgivable Curses)
  28. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
  29. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 15 (Beauxbatons and Durmstrang)
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 23 (The Yule Ball)
  31. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 10 (Luna Lovegood)
  32. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 11 (The Sorting Hat's New Song)
  33. 33.0 33.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 18 (Dumbledore's Army)
  34. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 21 (The Eye of the Snake)
  35. 35.0 35.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)
  36. 36.0 36.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay)
  37. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 33 (Fight and Flight)
  38. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 34 (The Department of Mysteries)
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 35 (Beyond the Veil)
  40. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 36 (The Only One He Ever Feared)
  41. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins)
  42. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 7 (The Slug Club)
  43. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 30 (The White Tomb)
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 29 (The Lost Diadem)
  45. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 30 (The Sacking of Severus Snape)
  46. 46.0 46.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
  47. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 34 (The Forest Again)
  48. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
  49. PotterCast Interview with J.K. Rowling
  50. Bloomsbury Live Chat
  51. J.K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall
  52. (Daily Prophet, 08 July 2014)
  53. Book canon has priority over films.
  54. 54.0 54.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  56. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  57. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  58. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  59. Behind the Name: Neville
  60. 60.0 60.1 Harry Potter Lexicon: Neville Longbottom
  61. Snitchseeker interview
  62. http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/audio-harry-potter-cast-and-crew-at-deathly-hallows-part-2-nyc-press-conference-82597/
  63. [http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html "PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one." PotterCast #130, 17 December 2007
Dumbledore's Army
Ravenclawcrest Gryffindorcrest Hufflepuffcrest
Founders:
Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Ronald Weasley
Leaders:
Harry Potter | 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 | Nigel Wolpert
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 | Unidentified Hufflepuff girl
Unspecified:
Luca Caruso | Alice Tolipan
Order of the Phoenix
Phoenix
Founder:
Albus Dumbledore
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
Reconstituted Order of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Arabella Figg | Arthur Weasley | Bill Weasley | Charlie Weasley | Dedalus Diggle | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fleur Delacour | Fred Weasley | George Weasley | Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Hestia Jones | Kingsley Shacklebolt | Minerva McGonagall | Molly Weasley | Mundungus Fletcher | Nymphadora Tonks | Remus Lupin | Ron Weasley | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Order of the Phoenix allies:
Andromeda Tonks | Augusta Longbottom | Dobby | Filius Flitwick | Ginny Weasley | Grawp | Horace Slughorn | Kreacher | Lee Jordan | Luna Lovegood | Muriel |
Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Percy Weasley | Pomona Sprout | Ted Tonks | Westinburgh family | Winky | Karkus | Karkus's wife
Other affiliations:
Dumbledore's Army | Forbidden Forest Centaur colony | Headless Hunt | Hogwarts Hippogriff herd | Hogwarts house-elves | Hogwarts Ghosts | Hogwarts Staff |
Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd | Ministry of Magic | Giant colony (Karkus's control)


Hogwarts Duelling Club
Duelling Trophy
Duelling Club Captains
Hogwarts: Gilderoy Lockhart · Severus Snape
Gryffindor: Angus Matlock
Hufflepuff: Duelling Club Captain
Ravenclaw: Alannis
Slytherin: Duelling Club Captain
Duelling Club Members
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 · Trevor Birch
Slytherin: Bridget · Draco Malfoy · Fergus Cowley · Irfan Mustaq · Maynard Hatton · Millicent Bulstrode · Peter · Rachel · Roy
Badges
Crossfire Badge · Defender Badge · Duelling Beginner's Luck Badge · Duelling Club Champion Badge · Duelling Veteran Badge · Keen Duellist Badge · Master Duellist Badge · Nine Lives Badge · Persistence Badge · Reflex Badge
Duelling Club locations
Great Hall · Middle Courtyard · The Quad · Training Grounds



Herbology
Pottedmandrake
Professors: Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom
Textbooks: Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbology · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants
Hogwarts class: Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
Hogwarts greenhouses: One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
Herbologists: Herbert Beery · Miranda Goshawk · Elladora Ketteridge · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand · Selina Sapworthy
Plants Studied: Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Devil's Snare · Fire Seed Bush · Mandrake · Mimbulus Mimbletonia · Puffapod · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Snargaluff · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Umbrella Flower · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Whomping Willow · Wild rice


Department of Magical Law Enforcement employees
Heads of Department
Justus Pilliwickle · Bartemius Crouch Sr. · Amelia Bones · Pius Thicknesse · Yaxley
Auror Office
Heads: Rufus Scrimgeour · Gawain Robards · Harry Potter

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