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'''Nigel Wolpert'''<ref>Dumbledore's Army parchment in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{See image|File:DumbledoresArmyList.jpg}}</ref> was a [[:Category:Hogwarts students|student]] who attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] during the [[1990s]], and was [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]] [[Hogwarts Houses|house]] in [[1994]].<ref>In ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'', Nigel's first appearance has him wearing a plain black tie, a plain black jumper and plain black school robes, after being [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]].</ref> Nigel was an avid fan of the student [[Harry Potter]], and was a member of Dumbledore's Army and fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]] alongside with his friends.
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'''Nigel Wolpert'''<ref>Dumbledore's Army parchment in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{See image|File:DumbledoresArmyList.jpg}}</ref> was a wizard and a [[:Category:Hogwarts students|student]] who attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] during the [[1990s]], and was [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]] [[Hogwarts Houses|house]] in [[1994]].<ref>In ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'', Nigel's first appearance has him wearing a plain black tie, a plain black jumper and plain black school robes, after being [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]].</ref> Nigel was an avid fan of the student [[Harry Potter]], and was a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]], an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter. He fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]] alongside with his friends.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
====First year, 1994-1995====
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====First year (1994-1995)====
{{Dialogue a-b|Nigel|[[Owl post|Parcel]] for you, [[Ronald Weasley|Mr. Weasley]].|Ron|Oh, thank you Nigel... not now, Nigel, later, go on.|Nigel delivers [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]]'s [[Owl post|parcel]] in return for [[Harry Potter|Harry's]] autograph.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Nigel|Parcel for you, Mr Weasley.|Ron|Oh, thank you Nigel... not now, Nigel, later, go on.|Nigel delivers Ron's parcel in return for Harry's autograph.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)}}
[[File:Nigel.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Nigel in the [[Great Hall]], after being [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] in [[1994]].]]
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[[File:Nigel.jpg|thumb|left|175px|Nigel in the [[Great Hall]], after being [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] in [[1994]].]]
   
 
Nigel Wolpert began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at the start of [[1994]]. He was [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]] house. Nigel appeared to have a great deal of respect for the school [[headmaster]], during [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]]'s welcoming speech Nigel seemed completely captivated, where as other students around him were getting distracted by friends and floating candles.
 
Nigel Wolpert began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at the start of [[1994]]. He was [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]] house. Nigel appeared to have a great deal of respect for the school [[headmaster]], during [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]]'s welcoming speech Nigel seemed completely captivated, where as other students around him were getting distracted by friends and floating candles.
   
 
[[File:NigelRon.PNG|thumb|right|150px|Nigel and Ron supporting Harry during the third task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]].]]
 
[[File:NigelRon.PNG|thumb|right|150px|Nigel and Ron supporting Harry during the third task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]].]]
Nigel had also really shown an interest in [[Harry Potter]] dubbed 'The Boy who Lived' and had asked [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] if he could get him Harry's autograph. Nigel was seen as a supporting member to Harry Potter throughout the [[Triwizard Tournament]] and for doing so was often bullied by [[Draco Malfoy]] and his crew. For instance, when Nigel was cheering for Harry after he emerged from the [[Black Lake|lake]] [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] hit Nigel over the head and pulled his hat down over his face. Also during [[1994-1995 school year|this year]], despite being only a [[first year]], Nigel attended the [[Yule Ball]], meaning he must have been asked by someone much older than him, as [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], a [[third year]], accepted [[Neville Longbottom]]'s offer as she doubted she'd be asked by anyone else and being so young she wouldn't have been allowed to attend otherwise.
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Nigel had also really shown an interest in [[Harry Potter]] (who was dubbed 'The Boy who Lived'), and had asked [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] if he could get him Harry's autograph. Nigel was seen as a supporting member to Harry Potter throughout the [[Triwizard Tournament]] and was often bullied by [[Draco Malfoy]] and his crew for doing so. For instance, when Nigel was cheering for Harry after he emerged from the [[Black Lake|lake]] [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] hit Nigel over the head and pulled his hat down over his face. Also during [[1994-1995 school year|this year]], despite being only a [[first year]], Nigel attended the [[Yule Ball]], meaning he must have been asked by someone much older than him, as [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], a [[third year]], accepted [[Neville Longbottom]]'s offer as she doubted she'd be asked by anyone else and being so young she wouldn't have been allowed to attend otherwise.
   
[[File:Nigel_11.jpg|thumb|left|Nigel and Ron in 1994.]]
 
 
At the end of the year Nigel was supposed to have his first ever [[End-of-Term Feast]] but due to the circumstances surrounding the Triwizard Tournament and them resulting in [[Duel in Little Hangleton|the murder]] of [[Cedric Diggory]] this feast was cancelled and instead a [[Memorial Feast to Cedric Diggory|memorial feast]] was held by [[Albus Dumbledore]] for students and staff to pay their respects to the late Diggory and grieve the loss. At the end of this year Dumbledore had declared, based on Harry Potter's word, that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had returned to power. Nigel was amongst the students to believe this claim and not be persuaded otherwise by the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' which in later months would [[Campaign to Discredit Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter|slate Harry and Dumbledore as liars]].
 
At the end of the year Nigel was supposed to have his first ever [[End-of-Term Feast]] but due to the circumstances surrounding the Triwizard Tournament and them resulting in [[Duel in Little Hangleton|the murder]] of [[Cedric Diggory]] this feast was cancelled and instead a [[Memorial Feast to Cedric Diggory|memorial feast]] was held by [[Albus Dumbledore]] for students and staff to pay their respects to the late Diggory and grieve the loss. At the end of this year Dumbledore had declared, based on Harry Potter's word, that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had returned to power. Nigel was amongst the students to believe this claim and not be persuaded otherwise by the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' which in later months would [[Campaign to Discredit Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter|slate Harry and Dumbledore as liars]].
   
====Second year, 1995-1996====
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====Second year (1995-1996)====
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry|[[Stunning Spell|Stunning]] is sort of the [[Wizards|wizard]]'s bread and butter really. So, come on then Nigel, give it your best [[Spell|shot]].|Nigel|Er, [[Stunning Spell|STUPEFY]]!|Harry [[Professor|teaching]] the [[spell]] [[Stunning Spell|Stupefy]] to his [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A. class]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Harry|Stunning is sort of the [[Wizards|wizard]]'s bread and butter really. So, come on then Nigel, give it your best shot.|Nigel|Er, STUPEFY!|Harry teaching the [[Stunning Spell]] to the [[D.A.]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
[[File:Nigelootp.PNG|thumb|left|Harry and Nigel watch the Marauder's Map for the Inquisitorial Squad.]]
 
   
The [[1995–1996 school year|following year]], [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] would be put under the watchful eyes of [[Dolores Umbridge]], the newly Ministry-appointed [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]] and [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher. Umbridge was making students lives a misery and was refusing to teach the students any practical forms of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. When [[Harry Potter]] and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] set up an organisation against this Nigel joined and became a part of [[Dumbledore's Army]].
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[[File:Nigelootp.PNG|thumb|left|190px|Harry and Nigel watch the Marauder's Map for the Inquisitorial Squad.]]
   
[[File:HoverCharm.jpg|thumb|Nigel having [[Levicorpus|spells]] tested on him at a [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]] meeting.]]
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The [[1995–1996 school year|following year]], [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] would be put under the watchful eyes of [[Dolores Umbridge]], the newly Ministry-appointed [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]] and [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher. Umbridge was making the students' lives a misery and was refusing to teach them any practical forms of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. When [[Harry Potter]] and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] set up an organisation against this Nigel joined and became a part of [[Dumbledore's Army]].
When attending the [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]]'s meetings Nigel would often stay close to [[Harry Potter]] whom he looked up to. With Nigel's enthusiasm in lessons Harry would often use Nigel as a 'test dummy' and was used to demonstrate performing the [[Stunning Spell]]. He also assisted Harry by acting as a look-out as the students left the [[Room of Requirement]] at the end of the meetings. When Dolores Umbridge and her [[Inquisitorial Squad]] discovered the [[D.A.]] meetings, Nigel was at the front of the class along with [[Harry Potter]]. He was among the students to serve one of [[Dolores Umbridge|Umbridge's]] 'medieval' detentions as punishment for being a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Towards the end of the year [[Fred and George Weasley]] put their plans of escape into action and Nigel was amongst the crowd of students and staff to witness their departure and cheered them off after they [[Portable Swamp|turned a school corridor into a swamp]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref>
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[[File:HoverCharm.jpg|thumb|195px|Nigel having [[Levicorpus|spells]] tested on him at a [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]] meeting.]]
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When attending the [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]]'s meetings Nigel would often stay close to [[Harry Potter]], whom he looked up to. With Nigel's enthusiasm in lessons Harry would often use Nigel as a 'test dummy' and was used to demonstrate performing the [[Stunning Spell]]. He also assisted Harry by acting as a look-out as the students left the [[Room of Requirement]] at the end of the meetings. When Dolores Umbridge and her [[Inquisitorial Squad]] discovered the [[D.A.]] meetings, Nigel was at the front of the class along with [[Harry Potter]]. He was among the students to serve one of [[Dolores Umbridge|Umbridge's]] 'medieval' detentions as punishment for being a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Towards the end of the year [[Fred and George Weasley]] put their plans of escape into action and Nigel was amongst the crowd of students and staff to witness their departure and cheered them off after they [[Portable Swamp|turned a school corridor into a swamp]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref>
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====Third year (1996-1997)====
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[[File:Nigel_Wespurt_Quidditch_trials.jpg|thumb|left|100px|Nigel at the [[Quidditch]] tryouts.]]
   
====Third year, 1996-1997====
 
[[File:Nigel Wespurt Quidditch trials.jpg|thumb|left|100px||Nigel at the [[Quidditch]] tryouts.]]
 
 
During Nigel's [[1996-1997 school year|third year]] his idol [[Harry Potter]] became the new [[Hogwarts Quidditch Captain|Captain]] for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]. Nigel was present at the [[Quidditch]] tryouts [[1996|that year]] but did not make the team, however he did not take the news badly and was quite happy with the selected students as he was later shown to be very supportive. Nigel was seen cheering loudly for [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] when he won his first [[Quidditch]] match. He also witnessed [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Lavender Brown]] passionately [[Love|kissing]] for the first time in the [[Gryffindor]] [[Gryffindor Tower|common room]], something which he showed disgust in by poking his tongue out and covering his face with his woolly hat to block his view. Being Nigel's [[third year]], this year would have been the first time he was able to go out on a trip to [[Hogsmeade]] during the weekends, assuming he was given parental consent.
 
During Nigel's [[1996-1997 school year|third year]] his idol [[Harry Potter]] became the new [[Hogwarts Quidditch Captain|Captain]] for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]. Nigel was present at the [[Quidditch]] tryouts [[1996|that year]] but did not make the team, however he did not take the news badly and was quite happy with the selected students as he was later shown to be very supportive. Nigel was seen cheering loudly for [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] when he won his first [[Quidditch]] match. He also witnessed [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Lavender Brown]] passionately [[Love|kissing]] for the first time in the [[Gryffindor]] [[Gryffindor Tower|common room]], something which he showed disgust in by poking his tongue out and covering his face with his woolly hat to block his view. Being Nigel's [[third year]], this year would have been the first time he was able to go out on a trip to [[Hogsmeade]] during the weekends, assuming he was given parental consent.
[[File:Nigellunapomfrey.PNG|thumb|right|Nigel with [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] and [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] raising their [[wand]]s to the late [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]].]]
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[[File:Nigellunapomfrey.PNG|thumb|220px|Nigel with [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] and [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] raising their [[wand]]s to the late [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]].]]
   
 
Nigel was also still present at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] when [[Professor]] [[Severus Snape]] killed the school's current [[headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]]. After hearing the news and seeing the [[Dark Mark]] floating above the school he and a large group of students and staff gathered around the body of [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] which had fallen from the [[Astronomy Tower]], Nigel arrived at the place with [[Luna Lovegood]] and stood with [[Luna Lovegood|her]] and [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] whilst the crowd looked on at Harry who had crouched down to Dumbledore. When the time came, he followed [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]]'s sign of respect and lit his [[wand]] and raised his arm in the air with the crowd of students to show their respects to the late headmaster, in doing so the combined faculty and students of Hogwarts managed to rid the sky of the over-looking Dark Mark. It is more than likely that Nigel attended the funeral service that followed afterwards unless his parents pulled him out of school before the year had finished, like some others had done.<ref>Despite it not being shown in [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|the film]], students attended it and he was a student.</ref>
 
Nigel was also still present at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] when [[Professor]] [[Severus Snape]] killed the school's current [[headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]]. After hearing the news and seeing the [[Dark Mark]] floating above the school he and a large group of students and staff gathered around the body of [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] which had fallen from the [[Astronomy Tower]], Nigel arrived at the place with [[Luna Lovegood]] and stood with [[Luna Lovegood|her]] and [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] whilst the crowd looked on at Harry who had crouched down to Dumbledore. When the time came, he followed [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]]'s sign of respect and lit his [[wand]] and raised his arm in the air with the crowd of students to show their respects to the late headmaster, in doing so the combined faculty and students of Hogwarts managed to rid the sky of the over-looking Dark Mark. It is more than likely that Nigel attended the funeral service that followed afterwards unless his parents pulled him out of school before the year had finished, like some others had done.<ref>Despite it not being shown in [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|the film]], students attended it and he was a student.</ref>
   
====Fourth year, 1997-1998====
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====Fourth year and Battle of Hogwarts (1997-1998)====
[[File:Nigelnigel.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Nigel on the [[Hogwarts Express]] in 1997.]]
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[[File:On the bridge.jpg|thumb|150px|Nigel (our right) with D.A. members defending the [[Covered Bridge]] during the Battle.]]
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[[File:On_the_bridge.jpg|thumb|left|220px|Nigel (on the right) with D.A. members defending the [[Wooden Bridge]] during the Battle.]]
In Nigel's [[1997–1998 school year|fourth year]], he was still at Hogwarts, and was a member of Dumbledore's Army, as he was seen greeting Harry when he arrived in the Room of Requirement prior to the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], and also served as a communicator to members of the Order of the Phoenix. Nigel participated the battle alongside his friends against the Death Eaters. He possibly survived the battle.
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In Nigel's [[1997–1998 school year|fourth year]], he was still at Hogwarts, and was a member of Dumbledore's Army, as he was seen greeting Harry when he arrived in the Room of Requirement prior to the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], and also served as a communicator to members of the Order of the Phoenix. Nigel participated the battle alongside his friends against the Death Eaters. Whether Nigel survived the battle is unknown, as is his future fate if he did.
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
*'''Defence Against the Dark Arts''': Nigel also seemed to be talented with [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|Defensive spells]]. He was also skilled enough in this subject to duel against many [[Death Eaters]] alongside with his friends during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
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*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': Since Nigel trained with [[Dumbledore's Army]] he sould be skilled with [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|Defensive spells]]. He was also skilled enough in this subject to duel against many [[Death Eaters]] alongside with his friends during the Battle of Hogwarts.
*'''Duelling''': Despite his young age, Nigel was a skilled duellist, Nigel defeated many [[Death Eaters]] alongside with his friends during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
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*'''[[Duelling]]''': Despite his young age, Nigel was a skilled duellist, Nigel defeated many [[Death Eaters]] alongside with his friends during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
*'''Flying''': Nigel was present at the [[Quidditch]] tryouts in his Third Year but did not make the team, however he did not take the news badly and was quite happy with the selected students as he was later shown to be very supportive.
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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[[File:Nigel_vrai_!!!!!!!!!!!!!.jpg|thumb|Nigel announcing Harry's arrival at Hogwarts.]]
 
[[File:Nigel_vrai_!!!!!!!!!!!!!.jpg|thumb|Nigel announcing Harry's arrival at Hogwarts.]]
 
*Nigel appears in both parts of the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptation]] of [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]: in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Part 1]]'' he appears on the Hogwarts Express as a non-speaking character, in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]'' he appears in the [[Room of Requirement]] with the rest of the [[Dumbledore's Army]]. His only line is: "Lightning has struck, I repeat, lightning has struck!", as he announces Harry's arrival. He says this when he warns the other students and the Order of the Phoenix of Harry Potter's arrival.
 
*Nigel appears in both parts of the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptation]] of [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]: in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Part 1]]'' he appears on the Hogwarts Express as a non-speaking character, in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]'' he appears in the [[Room of Requirement]] with the rest of the [[Dumbledore's Army]]. His only line is: "Lightning has struck, I repeat, lightning has struck!", as he announces Harry's arrival. He says this when he warns the other students and the Order of the Phoenix of Harry Potter's arrival.
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**It should be noted that Nigel's role in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'' seems to fill the role [[Lee Jordan]] had in the novel.
 
*Storyboards for the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' drawn by Nick Pelham consistently refer to Nigel as "Philip". Whether a different character was originally intended for this scene, Nigel was going to be renamed, or this was simply an error on the artist's part is unclear.<ref>[http://nickpelham.co.uk/hp5_2.html ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' storyboards on Nick Pelham's official site]</ref>
 
*Storyboards for the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' drawn by Nick Pelham consistently refer to Nigel as "Philip". Whether a different character was originally intended for this scene, Nigel was going to be renamed, or this was simply an error on the artist's part is unclear.<ref>[http://nickpelham.co.uk/hp5_2.html ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' storyboards on Nick Pelham's official site]</ref>
   
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Nigel Wolpert
Biographical information
Born

c. 1982, Great Britain[1]

Blood status

Half-blood or pure-blood

Signature

Nigel Wolpert sig

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Strawberry blond

Eye colour

Blue

Skin colour

White

Magical characteristics
Wand

Unknown

Affiliation
House

Gryffindor

Loyalty

Nigel Wolpert[3] was a wizard and a student who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1990s, and was sorted into Gryffindor house in 1994.[4] Nigel was an avid fan of the student Harry Potter, and was a member of Dumbledore's Army, an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter. He fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 alongside with his friends.

BiographyEdit

Education at HogwartsEdit

First year (1994-1995)Edit

Nigel: "Parcel for you, Mr Weasley."
Ron: "Oh, thank you Nigel... not now, Nigel, later, go on."
— Nigel delivers Ron's parcel in return for Harry's autograph.[src]
Nigel

Nigel in the Great Hall, after being sorted in 1994.

Nigel Wolpert began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the start of 1994. He was sorted into Gryffindor house. Nigel appeared to have a great deal of respect for the school headmaster, during Dumbledore's welcoming speech Nigel seemed completely captivated, where as other students around him were getting distracted by friends and floating candles.

NigelRon

Nigel and Ron supporting Harry during the third task of the Triwizard Tournament.

Nigel had also really shown an interest in Harry Potter (who was dubbed 'The Boy who Lived'), and had asked Ron Weasley if he could get him Harry's autograph. Nigel was seen as a supporting member to Harry Potter throughout the Triwizard Tournament and was often bullied by Draco Malfoy and his crew for doing so. For instance, when Nigel was cheering for Harry after he emerged from the lake Draco hit Nigel over the head and pulled his hat down over his face. Also during this year, despite being only a first year, Nigel attended the Yule Ball, meaning he must have been asked by someone much older than him, as Ginny Weasley, a third year, accepted Neville Longbottom's offer as she doubted she'd be asked by anyone else and being so young she wouldn't have been allowed to attend otherwise.

At the end of the year Nigel was supposed to have his first ever End-of-Term Feast but due to the circumstances surrounding the Triwizard Tournament and them resulting in the murder of Cedric Diggory this feast was cancelled and instead a memorial feast was held by Albus Dumbledore for students and staff to pay their respects to the late Diggory and grieve the loss. At the end of this year Dumbledore had declared, based on Harry Potter's word, that Lord Voldemort had returned to power. Nigel was amongst the students to believe this claim and not be persuaded otherwise by the Ministry of Magic and the Daily Prophet which in later months would slate Harry and Dumbledore as liars.

Second year (1995-1996)Edit

Harry: "Stunning is sort of the wizard's bread and butter really. So, come on then Nigel, give it your best shot."
Nigel: "Er, STUPEFY!"
— Harry teaching the Stunning Spell to the D.A..[src]
Nigelootp

Harry and Nigel watch the Marauder's Map for the Inquisitorial Squad.

The following year, Hogwarts would be put under the watchful eyes of Dolores Umbridge, the newly Ministry-appointed Hogwarts High Inquisitor and Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Umbridge was making the students' lives a misery and was refusing to teach them any practical forms of Defence Against the Dark Arts. When Harry Potter and Hermione set up an organisation against this Nigel joined and became a part of Dumbledore's Army.

HoverCharm

Nigel having spells tested on him at a D.A. meeting.

When attending the D.A.'s meetings Nigel would often stay close to Harry Potter, whom he looked up to. With Nigel's enthusiasm in lessons Harry would often use Nigel as a 'test dummy' and was used to demonstrate performing the Stunning Spell. He also assisted Harry by acting as a look-out as the students left the Room of Requirement at the end of the meetings. When Dolores Umbridge and her Inquisitorial Squad discovered the D.A. meetings, Nigel was at the front of the class along with Harry Potter. He was among the students to serve one of Umbridge's 'medieval' detentions as punishment for being a member of Dumbledore's Army. Towards the end of the year Fred and George Weasley put their plans of escape into action and Nigel was amongst the crowd of students and staff to witness their departure and cheered them off after they turned a school corridor into a swamp.[5]

Third year (1996-1997)Edit

Nigel Wespurt Quidditch trials

Nigel at the Quidditch tryouts.

During Nigel's third year his idol Harry Potter became the new Captain for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Nigel was present at the Quidditch tryouts that year but did not make the team, however he did not take the news badly and was quite happy with the selected students as he was later shown to be very supportive. Nigel was seen cheering loudly for Ron Weasley when he won his first Quidditch match. He also witnessed Ron and Lavender Brown passionately kissing for the first time in the Gryffindor common room, something which he showed disgust in by poking his tongue out and covering his face with his woolly hat to block his view. Being Nigel's third year, this year would have been the first time he was able to go out on a trip to Hogsmeade during the weekends, assuming he was given parental consent.

Nigellunapomfrey

Nigel with Luna and Madam Pomfrey raising their wands to the late Dumbledore.

Nigel was also still present at Hogwarts when Professor Severus Snape killed the school's current headmaster Albus Dumbledore. After hearing the news and seeing the Dark Mark floating above the school he and a large group of students and staff gathered around the body of Dumbledore which had fallen from the Astronomy Tower, Nigel arrived at the place with Luna Lovegood and stood with her and Madam Pomfrey whilst the crowd looked on at Harry who had crouched down to Dumbledore. When the time came, he followed Professor McGonagall's sign of respect and lit his wand and raised his arm in the air with the crowd of students to show their respects to the late headmaster, in doing so the combined faculty and students of Hogwarts managed to rid the sky of the over-looking Dark Mark. It is more than likely that Nigel attended the funeral service that followed afterwards unless his parents pulled him out of school before the year had finished, like some others had done.[6]

Fourth year and Battle of Hogwarts (1997-1998)Edit

On the bridge

Nigel (on the right) with D.A. members defending the Wooden Bridge during the Battle.

In Nigel's fourth year, he was still at Hogwarts, and was a member of Dumbledore's Army, as he was seen greeting Harry when he arrived in the Room of Requirement prior to the Battle of Hogwarts, and also served as a communicator to members of the Order of the Phoenix. Nigel participated the battle alongside his friends against the Death Eaters. Whether Nigel survived the battle is unknown, as is his future fate if he did.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • "Nigel" is derived from the Latin "Nigellus".
  • The name Nigel also has Scottish origin in which it means "Champion".
  • The name Wolpert means "descendent of Waldobert"[7]. "Waldobert" is a Germanic name composed of the elements "wald", meaning "rule", and "beraht", meaning "bright". It was the name of a 7th-century French saint.[8]

Behind the scenesEdit

Nigel vrai !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nigel announcing Harry's arrival at Hogwarts.

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
  3. Dumbledore's Army parchment in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (see this image)
  4. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film), Nigel's first appearance has him wearing a plain black tie, a plain black jumper and plain black school robes, after being sorted.
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
  6. Despite it not being shown in the film, students attended it and he was a student.
  7. Wolpert Meaning & Surname Resources
  8. [http://www.behindthename.com/name/gaubert behindthename.com: Gaubert
  9. Detailed Report From "Half-Blood Prince" Test Screening
  10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix storyboards on Nick Pelham's official site
  11. Neville Longbottom says Get the word out to Remus that Harry, is back!
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

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