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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Founding of Hogwarts===
 
===Founding of Hogwarts===
Peeves has lived at [[Hogwarts Castle]] since its founding in c. [[First millennium A.D.|993]]. He "came with the building,"<ref name="LC and MN interview JKR">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-2.htm Anelli, Melissa and Emerson Spartz. "''The Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet interview Joanne Kathleen Rowling: Part Two''" The Leaky Cauldron, 16 July 2005]</ref> being created along with the Castle. Peeves has wrought havoc upon Hogwarts for centuries, and is often the cause of ire for various teachers and staff. Starting with [[Hankerton Humble]], who was appointed by the Founders themselves, Peeves has traditionally been a pet peeve of every [[caretaker]] the school has seen.
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Peeves has lived at [[Hogwarts Castle]] since its founding in c. [[First millennium A.D.|993]]. He "came with the building",<ref name="LC and MN interview JKR">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-2.htm Anelli, Melissa and Emerson Spartz. "''The Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet interview Joanne Kathleen Rowling: Part Two''" The Leaky Cauldron, 16 July 2005]</ref> and came into existence with the founding of an institution containing a large number of children. Peeves has wrought havoc upon Hogwarts for centuries, and was often the cause of ire for various teachers and staff. Starting with [[Hankerton Humble]], who was appointed by the Founders themselves, Peeves has traditionally been a pet peeve of every [[caretaker]] the school has seen.
   
 
===1876===
 
===1876===
 
In [[1870s|1876]], caretaker [[Rancorous Carpe]] devised an "[[Rancorous Carpe's trap|elaborate trap]]" in an effort to remove Peeves from the [[Hogwarts Castle|Castle]]. The trap was comprised of a bait of assortment of weapons and a vast enchanted bell jar, reinforced by various [[Containment Charms]], which he intended to drop over the poltergeist once he was in place. This did not go as planned, as Peeves easily broke through the bell jar and was left armed with several cutlasses, crossbows, a [[blunderbuss]] and a miniature cannon. The Castle had to be evacuated for three days as Peeves amused himself by firing randomly and threatening the students with death.
 
In [[1870s|1876]], caretaker [[Rancorous Carpe]] devised an "[[Rancorous Carpe's trap|elaborate trap]]" in an effort to remove Peeves from the [[Hogwarts Castle|Castle]]. The trap was comprised of a bait of assortment of weapons and a vast enchanted bell jar, reinforced by various [[Containment Charms]], which he intended to drop over the poltergeist once he was in place. This did not go as planned, as Peeves easily broke through the bell jar and was left armed with several cutlasses, crossbows, a [[blunderbuss]] and a miniature cannon. The Castle had to be evacuated for three days as Peeves amused himself by firing randomly and threatening the students with death.
   
[[Eupraxia Mole|Professor Eupraxia Mole]], Headmistress of the day, agreed to sign a [[Peeves' contract|contract]] with Peeves, so that he relinquished from the weapons in exchange for additional privileges (a once-weekly swim in the boys' toilets on the ground floor, first refusal on stale bread from the kitchen for throwing purposes, and a new custom-made hat by [[Bonhabille|Madame Bonhabille]]). This was the last and most disastrous attempt to get rid of Peeves. These events forced Mr. Carpe to take early retirement "for health reasons".
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[[Eupraxia Mole|Professor Eupraxia Mole]], Headmistress of the day, agreed to sign a [[Peeves' contract|contract]] with Peeves, so that he relinquished the weapons in exchange for additional privileges (a once-weekly swim in the boys' toilets on the ground floor, first refusal on stale bread from the kitchen for throwing purposes, and a new custom-made hat by [[Bonhabille|Madame Bonhabille]]). This was the last and most disastrous attempt to get rid of Peeves. These events forced Mr. Carpe to take early retirement "for health reasons".
   
 
===1991–1992 school year===
 
===1991–1992 school year===
 
{{Quote|My dear [[Fat Friar|Friar]], haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves? He gives us all a bad name and you know, he's not really even a ghost.|[[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|My dear [[Fat Friar|Friar]], haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves? He gives us all a bad name and you know, he's not really even a ghost.|[[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
[[File:Peeves.JPG|thumb|Peeves in 1991.]]
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[[File:Peeves.JPG|thumb|left|230px|Peeves in 1991]]
   
 
Peeves was a topic of discussion before the [[Start-of-Term Feast]] of 1991. Hogwarts' ghosts debated whether or not Peeves should be allowed to attend the feast. While the [[Fat Friar]] was willing to give Peeves another chance, [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]] felt Peeves did not deserve to be even considered; ghosts had been given a bad name because of him.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
 
Peeves was a topic of discussion before the [[Start-of-Term Feast]] of 1991. Hogwarts' ghosts debated whether or not Peeves should be allowed to attend the feast. While the [[Fat Friar]] was willing to give Peeves another chance, [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]] felt Peeves did not deserve to be even considered; ghosts had been given a bad name because of him.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
   
{{Quote|You want to watch out for Peeves, ...The [[Bloody Baron]]'s the only one who can control him, he won't even listen to us [[Prefect]]s.|[[Percy Weasley]] to [[Neville Longbottom]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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After the Start-of-Term Feast, Peeves appeared to torment [[prefect]] [[Percy Weasley]] as he led the [[Gryffindor]] [[first year]]s to [[Gryffindor Tower]]. Peeves threw walking sticks at the [[prefect]], disregarded Percy's threat to tell the Bloody Baron, responded by blowing a raspberry, dumped even more walking sticks onto [[Neville Longbottom]]'s head and left.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" />Peeves wrote rude words on a classroom blackboard when [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] surprised Harry with the position of Gryffindor Seeker.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" />
 
After the Start-of-Term Feast, Peeves appeared to torment [[prefect]] [[Percy Weasley]] as he led the [[Gryffindor]] [[first year]]s to [[Gryffindor Tower]]. Peeves threw walking sticks at the [[prefect]], disregarded Percy's threat to tell the Bloody Baron, responded by blowing a raspberry, dumped even more walking sticks onto [[Neville Longbottom]]'s head and left. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" />
 
 
Peeves wrote rude words on a classroom blackboard when [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] surprised Harry with the position of Gryffindor Seeker.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" />
 
[[File:PeevesPSgbc.jpg|left|75px|thumb|Peeves in [[1991]].]]
 
   
 
Later in the year, Peeves caught [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Neville Longbottom]] sneaking around the school after curfew. He teased them and then loudly alerted Filch to their presence in the halls. However, once Filch arrived, Peeves did nothing but antagonise him.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" /> In October, Ron suspected Peeves to have been the one who released the troll but in truth, it turned out that [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]] had done it.
 
Later in the year, Peeves caught [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Neville Longbottom]] sneaking around the school after curfew. He teased them and then loudly alerted Filch to their presence in the halls. However, once Filch arrived, Peeves did nothing but antagonise him.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" /> In October, Ron suspected Peeves to have been the one who released the troll but in truth, it turned out that [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]] had done it.
   
Harry, Ron and Hermione once again encountered Peeves in the hallways during their quest to save the [[Philosopher's Stone]]. Without Peeves' knowledge, the three of them were concealed under Harry's [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]] from which Harry impersonated the Bloody Baron, warning Peeves to stay away from the third floor that night. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" />
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Harry, Ron and Hermione once again encountered Peeves in the hallways during their quest to save the [[Philosopher's Stone]]. Without Peeves' knowledge, the three of them were concealed under Harry's [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]] from which Harry impersonated the Bloody Baron, warning Peeves to stay away from the third floor that night.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" />
   
 
===1992–1993 school year===
 
===1992–1993 school year===
[[File:Deathday.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Peeves attending [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's five-hundredth Deathday Party]].]]
 
 
{{Quote|ATTACK! ATTACK! ANOTHER ATTACK! NO MORTAL OR GHOST IS SAFE! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! ATTAAACK!|Peeves|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|ATTACK! ATTACK! ANOTHER ATTACK! NO MORTAL OR GHOST IS SAFE! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! ATTAAACK!|Peeves|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
In the autumn of 1992, Peeves crashed a vanishing cabinet over Filch's office, after being persuaded by [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]], saving Harry from one of Filch's punishments. Wearing a bright orange party hat and a revolving bow tie, Peeves attended [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly-Headless Nick]]'s [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's five-hundredth Deathday Party|deathday party]], where he appeared to be civilised, even though he taunted [[Hermione Granger]] for gossiping about [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]]. He later pelted mouldy peanuts at Myrtle, mocking her spots. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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[[File:DeathdayPartyPottermore.png|thumb|240px|The death day party]]
   
Some time later, Peeves appeared in a hallway with Harry, where he noticed the two new [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]] victims, [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]] and Nearly Headless Nick. He loudly alerted the faculty and students of Hogwarts of the attack. He performed a song, to which he soon added a dance routine. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" />
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In the autumn of 1992, Peeves crashed a vanishing cabinet over Filch's office, after being persuaded by [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]], saving Harry from one of Filch's punishments. Wearing a bright orange party hat and a revolving bow tie, Peeves attended [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly-Headless Nick]]'s [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's five-hundredth Deathday Party|deathday party]], where he appeared to be civilised, even though he taunted [[Hermione Granger]] for gossiping about [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]]. He later pelted mouldy peanuts at Myrtle, mocking her spots.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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Some time later, Peeves appeared in a hallway with Harry, where he noticed the two new [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]] victims, [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]] and Nearly Headless Nick. He loudly alerted the faculty and students of Hogwarts of the attack. He performed a song to taunt Harry over the fact that students though he was the one releasing Slytherin's monster and petrifying the muggle-born students. Peeves soon added a dance routine for the song.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" />
   
 
===1993–1994 school year===
 
===1993–1994 school year===
[[File:PeevesPoA PS2.jpg|thumb|left|Peeves in [[1993]].]]
 
 
{{Quote|Looney, loopy Lupin! Looney, loopy Lupin!|Peeves taunting [[Remus Lupin]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|Looney, loopy Lupin! Looney, loopy Lupin!|Peeves taunting [[Remus Lupin]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
In 1993, Peeves appeared before Remus Lupin and his [[third year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class when they were entering the teacher's lounge for a practical lesson. Peeves stuffed a keyhole with chewing gum when he noticed Remus. He began singing the phrase "Looney, loopy Lupin" over and over again. Professor Lupin asked him to remove the gum, but Peeves' only response was a loud raspberry. To this, Remus cast a simple spell, ''[[Waddiwasi]]'', which shot the gum up Peeves' nose. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
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[[File:Screen_shot_2013-04-10_at_9.08.15_AM.png|thumb|left|175px|Peeves in Pottermore]]
   
On [[31 October]], Peeves informed [[Albus Dumbledore|Professor Dumbledore]] of the [[Fat Lady]]'s location after her portrait was attacked. He also said that her attacker was the escaped prisoner, [[Sirius Black]]. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" />
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In 1993, Peeves appeared before Remus Lupin and his [[third year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class when they were entering the teacher's lounge for a practical lesson. Peeves stuffed a keyhole with chewing gum when he noticed Remus. He began singing the phrase "Looney, loopy Lupin" over and over again. Professor Lupin asked him to remove the gum, but Peeves' only response was a loud raspberry. To this, Remus cast a simple spell, ''[[Waddiwasi]]'', which shot the gum up Peeves' nose.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
   
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On [[31 October]], Peeves informed [[Albus Dumbledore|Professor Dumbledore]] of the [[Fat Lady]]'s location after her portrait was attacked. He also revealed that her attacker was the escaped prisoner, [[Sirius Black]].<ref name="Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" />
 
At half past four in the morning, Peeves woke [[Harry Potter]] up by blowing in his ear, disregarding the fact that the Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff Quidditch match was to be that day.
 
At half past four in the morning, Peeves woke [[Harry Potter]] up by blowing in his ear, disregarding the fact that the Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff Quidditch match was to be that day.
   
Peeves was shown on the Marauder's Map to entertain himself by bouncing around the trophy room. He also displayed quite an amount of glee at the prospect of the Dementors using the "[[Dementor's kiss|Kiss]]" on Sirius Black. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" />
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Peeves was shown on the Marauder's Map to entertain himself by bouncing around the trophy room. He also displayed quite an amount of glee at the prospect of the Dementors using the "[[Dementor's kiss|Kiss]]" on Sirius Black.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" />
   
 
===1994–1995 school year===
 
===1994–1995 school year===
His first appearance was before the welcoming feast in the entrance hall, where he dropped [[water balloons]] on the students. During the feast, Gryffindor ghost [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]] stated that Peeves was enraged at being unable to attend the feast, and therefore had caused havoc and mayhem in the kitchens, terrorising the [[House-elf|house-elves]].
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His first appearance was before the welcoming feast in the entrance hall, where he dropped [[water balloons]] on the students. During the feast, Gryffindor ghost [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]] stated that Peeves was enraged at being unable to attend the feast, as decided via [[ghost's council]], and therefore had caused havoc and mayhem in the kitchens, terrorising the [[House-elf|house-elves]].
   
 
When Harry was practising the [[Summoning Charm]] with Hermione, Peeves appeared and started chucking chairs across the room under the pretence that Harry wanted things thrown at him.
 
When Harry was practising the [[Summoning Charm]] with Hermione, Peeves appeared and started chucking chairs across the room under the pretence that Harry wanted things thrown at him.
   
Around the time of the Yule Ball, Peeves frequently hid in a suit of armour and sang rude songs and was also accused of stealing Harry's [[golden egg]] the night Harry worked out the clue. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" />
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Around the time of the Yule Ball, Peeves frequently hid in a suit of armour and sang rude songs and was also accused of stealing Harry's [[golden egg]] the night Harry worked out the clue.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" />
   
 
===1995–1996 school year===
 
===1995–1996 school year===
[[File:Give her hell from us Peeves.jpg|thumb|right|250px|[[Fred and George Weasley]] leave [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], asking Peeves to give [[Dolores Umbridge]] hell from them.]]
 
 
{{Quote|Give [[Dolores Umbridge|her]] hell from us, Peeves!|[[Fred and George Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote|Give [[Dolores Umbridge|her]] hell from us, Peeves!|[[Fred and George Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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[[File:Give_her_hell_from_us_Peeves.jpg|thumb|233px|[[Fred and George Weasley]] leaving [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], asking Peeves to give [[Dolores Umbridge]] hell from them]]
   
 
Peeves was in the classroom where Harry, Ron and Hermione were situated shortly after conversing with Sirius about forming [[Dumbledore's Army]]. He threw ink pellets at the trio and others, including [[Katie Bell]], who he emptied an ink bottle over.
 
Peeves was in the classroom where Harry, Ron and Hermione were situated shortly after conversing with Sirius about forming [[Dumbledore's Army]]. He threw ink pellets at the trio and others, including [[Katie Bell]], who he emptied an ink bottle over.
   
Peeves was not completely without loyalties, though; during [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s attempts to take control of Hogwarts in [[1996]], he showed respect for his fellow troublemakers, [[Fred and George Weasley]]. Taking their words to heart as they fled the school, this marked possibly the only time Peeves knowingly obeyed a student. <ref name="OOTP">{{OOTP}}</ref>
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Peeves was not completely without loyalties, though; during [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s attempts to take control of Hogwarts in [[1996]], he showed respect for his fellow troublemakers, [[Fred and George Weasley]]. Taking their words to heart as they fled the school, this marked possibly the only time Peeves knowingly obeyed a student.<ref name="OOTP">{{OOTP}}</ref>
   
After the Weasley twins' departure, Peeves began a rampage of ceaseless mayhem by juggling burning torches over the students, dumping a bag of tarantulas onto the [[Great Hall]], and destroying property like never before. It appears that Peeves was actually on friendly terms with the strict [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] during this time, due to Umbridge. Professor McGonagall went as far as telling him he was unscrewing the chandelier the wrong way, and apparently she later allowed him to borrow her walking stick to chase Dolores from Hogwarts. <ref name="OOTP" />
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After the Weasley twins' departure, Peeves began a rampage of ceaseless mayhem by juggling burning torches over the students, dumping a bag of tarantulas onto the [[Great Hall]], and destroying property like never before. It appears that Peeves was actually on friendly terms with the strict [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] during this time, due to Umbridge. Professor McGonagall went as far as telling him he was unscrewing the chandelier the wrong way, and apparently she later allowed him to borrow her walking stick to hit Dolores as she fled from Hogwarts.<ref name="OOTP" />
   
 
===1996–1997 school year===
 
===1996–1997 school year===
 
{{Quote|[[Harry Potter|Potty]] asked [[Luna Lovegood|Loony]] to go to the [[Slug Club Christmas party|party]]! Potty [[Love|lurves]] Loony! Potty luuuuuurves Looooony!|Peeves|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|[[Harry Potter|Potty]] asked [[Luna Lovegood|Loony]] to go to the [[Slug Club Christmas party|party]]! Potty [[Love|lurves]] Loony! Potty luuuuuurves Looooony!|Peeves|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
When [[Harry Potter|Harry]] asked [[Luna Lovegood]] to attend [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]'s [[Slug Club Christmas party|party]], Peeves appeared and started singing a song of his own composition describing the situation.
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When [[Harry Potter|Harry]] asked [[Luna Lovegood]] to attend [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]'s [[Slug Club Christmas party|party]], Peeves overheard and started singing a song of his own composition describing the situation.
   
 
Shortly after the Apparation lessons, Peeves blocked a door to the Gryffindor Common Room, and wouldn't let anyone pass unless they set fire to their own pants. Only Neville Longbottom fell prey to this prank.
 
Shortly after the Apparation lessons, Peeves blocked a door to the Gryffindor Common Room, and wouldn't let anyone pass unless they set fire to their own pants. Only Neville Longbottom fell prey to this prank.
   
{{Quote|Kicky, scratchy, tweaky, pokey, Stick your fingers up his nosey. Draw his cork and pull his earsies!!!|Peeves egging on the fight between [[Dobby]] and [[Kreacher]] in 1996}}
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During 1996, when [[Harry Potter]] was admitted to the hospital wing after suffering a cracked skull when [[Cormac McLaggen]] hit him with a bludger, Harry summoned [[Kreacher]] to have him tail [[Draco Malfoy]] around the castle. Kreacher apparated there along with [[Dobby]], with whom he was fighting after Kreacher insulted Harry Potter. A moment later Peeves apparated, saying that he was watching the fight. Then Peeves egged them on verbally, then throwing chalk at them to enrage them further. He only left when Harry used ''Langlock'' to glue Peeves' tongue to the roof of his mouth.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref> In [[April]] [[1997]], after attending the burial of [[Aragog]] and getting an important memory from [[Horace Slughorn]], Harry Potter could feel the effects of [[Felix Felicis]] wearing off as he escaped back into the castle. He encountered Peeves, but managed to escape detection by taking a shortcut.<ref name="HBP23">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 23 - (''Horcruxes'')</ref>
 
During 1996, when [[Harry Potter]] was admitted to the hospital wing after suffering a cracked skull when [[Cormac McLaggen]] hit him with a bludger, Harry called [[Kreacher]] to tail [[Draco Malfoy]] around the castle. When Kreacher turned up he was fighting [[Dobby]] over how Kreacher talked about Harry. Apparently Kreacher insulted Harry and made Dobby angry. During this fight Peeves egged them on, throwing corks at them to enrage them further. He only left when Harry used ''Langlock'' to glue Peeves' tongue to the roof of his mouth. <ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
 
 
It is unknown if Peeves attended Dumbledore's funeral.
 
It is unknown if Peeves attended Dumbledore's funeral.
   
 
===Battle of Hogwarts===
 
===Battle of Hogwarts===
{{Quote|We did it, we bashed them, wee Potty's the one, and Voldy's gone mouldy, so now let's have fun!|Peeves after [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s death|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, and Voldy's gone mouldy, so now let's have fun!|Peeves after [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s death|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
During the Battle of Hogwarts in [[1998]], [[Filch]] (albeit forcibly and only after he was persuaded by [[Minerva McGonagall]]) invited Peeves to take part in the defence of the castle. Peeves caused chaos among the [[Death Eaters]], and after the battle, he sang yet another one of his compositions throughout the halls. <ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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During the Battle of Hogwarts in [[1998]], [[Filch]] (albeit forcibly and only after he was persuaded by [[Minerva McGonagall]]) invited Peeves to take part in the defence of the castle. Peeves delightedly caused chaos among the [[Death Eaters]] by dropping [[Snargaluff]] pods on them. After the battle, he was heard singing a victory song to celebrate winning the battle.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
Unlike the overwhelming majority of his colleagues, Peeves has a physical form, though he is able to become invisible at will.
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Unlike the overwhelming majority of his colleagues, Peeves has a physical form, though he was able to become invisible at will.
   
Peeves appears like a little man dressed in loud, outlandish clothes including a bell-covered hat and an orange bow tie. He had black hair and compared to the Hogwarts ghosts, he is solid-looking, not pearly white and transparent. <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 12 (''The Triwizard Tournament'')</ref> He was capable of flight and intangibility, like a ghost, but could also affect solid objects and make himself invisible.
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Peeves appears like a little man with wickedly slanted, orange eyes, dressed in loud, outlandish clothes including a bell-covered hat and an orange bow tie. He had black hair and compared to the Hogwarts ghosts, he was solid-looking, not pearly white and transparent.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 12 (''The Triwizard Tournament'')</ref> He was capable of flight and intangibility, like a ghost, but could also affect solid objects and make himself invisible.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Peeves|Why, it's Potty Wee Potter!|Harry Potter|Get out of it, Peeves.|Oooh, Crackpot's feeling cranky. What is it this time, my fine Potty friend? Hearing voices? Seeing visions? Speaking in --- ''[[Parseltongue|tongues]]''?|Peeves to Harry Potter|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Peeves|Why, it's Potty Wee Potter!|Harry Potter|Get out of it, Peeves.|Oooh, Crackpot's feeling cranky. What is it this time, my fine Potty friend? Hearing voices? Seeing visions? Speaking in --- ''[[Parseltongue|tongues]]''?|Peeves to Harry Potter|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
[[File:PS C7.jpg|thumb|Peeves about to drop sticks on [[first year]]s.]]
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[[File:PS C7.jpg|thumb|Peeves about to drop sticks on [[first year]]s]]
   
Peeves is the most notorious and troublesome poltergeist in [[Britain|British]] history. His looks are said to reflect his nature, which "those who know him would agree is a seamless blend of humour and malice". <ref>http://insider.pottermore.com/</ref>
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Peeves was the most notorious and troublesome poltergeist in [[Britain|British]] history. His looks were said to reflect his nature, which "those who know him would agree was a seamless blend of humour and malice".<ref>http://insider.pottermore.com/</ref>
   
 
Peeves was more of a chaotic spirit rather than a physical being, but highly different from the other school [[ghost]]s. Peeves was essentially an embodiment of disorder, and took great pleasure in constantly causing it.
 
Peeves was more of a chaotic spirit rather than a physical being, but highly different from the other school [[ghost]]s. Peeves was essentially an embodiment of disorder, and took great pleasure in constantly causing it.
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At times, Peeves could be legitimately dangerous. Hogwarts caretaker [[Argus Filch]] waged a constant war with Peeves, and year after year requested the poltergeist be thrown out of the school.
 
At times, Peeves could be legitimately dangerous. Hogwarts caretaker [[Argus Filch]] waged a constant war with Peeves, and year after year requested the poltergeist be thrown out of the school.
   
Peeves further annoyed and bothered the Hogwarts community by joining in with whatever current gossip was circulating among students. When [[Harry Potter]] was suspected of being the "Heir of [[Salazar Slytherin|Slytherin]]" in 1992, Peeves taunted him in the hallways for "speaking in tongues." <ref name="Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" />
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Peeves further annoyed and bothered the Hogwarts community by joining in with whatever current gossip was circulating among students. When [[Harry Potter]] was suspected of being the "Heir of [[Salazar Slytherin|Slytherin]]" in 1992, Peeves taunted him in the hallways for "speaking in tongues."<ref name="Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" />
   
Students were known to allow Peeves to take the blame for their own mischief. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
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Students were known to allow Peeves to take the blame for their own mischief.<ref name="Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
   
Peeves did not heed commands from Hogwarts [[prefect]]s or [[professor]]s, though McGonagall might have been an exception. Another exception was the Headmaster, [[Albus Dumbledore]]. The one Hogwarts ghost that struck fear in Peeves, in addition to controlling him, was the [[Bloody Baron]]. <ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" /> His fear of the Baron was so well known, that in their first year, [[Harry Potter]], under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]], was able to drive him away by pretending to be the Baron.
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Peeves did not heed commands from Hogwarts [[prefect]]s or [[professor]]s, though Headmaster [[Albus Dumbledore]] was an exception. The Deputy Headmistress, [[Minerva McGonagall]], was probably another. The one Hogwarts ghost that struck fear in Peeves, in addition to controlling him, was the [[Bloody Baron]].<ref name="Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" /> His fear of the Baron was so well known, that in their first year, [[Harry Potter]], under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]], was able to drive him away by pretending to be the Baron.
   
Overall, Peeves did not seem to care who he annoyed. If students were late to class, he would, among other things, drop wastepaper baskets on their heads, pelt them with chalk, or pull the rugs out from under them. The worst case involved him sneaking up invisible, grabbing the person's nose and screeching "GOT YOUR CONK!" However, Peeves was loyal to Hogwarts and proved this in the Battle of Hogwarts where he dropped [[Snargaluff]] pods on Death Eaters in mid-air, causing general chaos among their ranks, later showing evident joy when Voldemort was defeated.
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Overall, Peeves did not seem to care who he annoyed. If students were late to class, he would, among other things, drop wastepaper baskets on their heads, pelt them with [[chalk]], or pull the rugs out from under them. The worst case involved him sneaking up invisible, grabbing the person's nose and screeching "GOT YOUR CONK!" However, Peeves was loyal to Hogwarts and proved this in the Battle of Hogwarts where he dropped [[Snargaluff]] pods on Death Eaters in mid-air, causing general chaos among their ranks, later showing evident joy when Voldemort was defeated.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
[[File:Fred&George.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]].]]
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===Fred and George Weasley===
 
===Fred and George Weasley===
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{{Quote|Give [[Dolores Umbridge|her]] hell from [[Fred and George Weasley|us]] Peeves!|Fred and George telling Peeves to wreck Umbridge's life at Hogwarts before departing}}
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[[File:Fred&George.jpg|thumb|right|205px|[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]]]]
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Though he never hesitated to prank them, Peeves appeared to genuinely like [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]]. Peeves shocked everyone in [[1996]] when he actually listened to the twins' words, causing countless problems for [[Dolores Umbridge]]. As the twins left Hogwarts, Peeves saluted them in front of the student body.
 
Though he never hesitated to prank them, Peeves appeared to genuinely like [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]]. Peeves shocked everyone in [[1996]] when he actually listened to the twins' words, causing countless problems for [[Dolores Umbridge]]. As the twins left Hogwarts, Peeves saluted them in front of the student body.
   
 
===Argus Filch===
 
===Argus Filch===
[[File:Argusfilch.jpg|thumb|left|200px|[[Argus Filch]].]]
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{{Quote|Haven't you been complaining about ''[Peeves]'' for the last quarter-century? Go and fetch him, at once!|Professor McGonagall sending Filch to find Peeves in order to assist in the defence of Hogwarts.}}
 
{{Quote|Haven't you been complaining about ''[Peeves]'' for the last quarter-century? Go and fetch him, at once!|Professor McGonagall sending Filch to find Peeves in order to assist in the defence of Hogwarts.}}
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[[File:Filch_and_mrs._Norris.png|thumb|left|140px|[[Argus Filch]]]]
   
 
Peeves and [[Argus Filch]] were sworn enemies for over twenty-five years. Filch never ceased his futile efforts to get Peeves banished from the castle, and Peeves never stopped taunting Filch. To annoy Filch, Peeves trapped Mrs. Norris in a suit of armour twice, dropped chandeliers and caused general mayhem, which Filch was later responsible for cleaning. It is presumed that this on going war between them continued after the Battle of Hogwarts.
 
Peeves and [[Argus Filch]] were sworn enemies for over twenty-five years. Filch never ceased his futile efforts to get Peeves banished from the castle, and Peeves never stopped taunting Filch. To annoy Filch, Peeves trapped Mrs. Norris in a suit of armour twice, dropped chandeliers and caused general mayhem, which Filch was later responsible for cleaning. It is presumed that this on going war between them continued after the Battle of Hogwarts.
   
 
===The Bloody Baron===
 
===The Bloody Baron===
[[File:BaronHP.jpg|right|thumb|175px|The [[Bloody Baron]].]]
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{{Quote|The Bloody Baron's the only one who can control him, he won't even listen to us Prefects.|[[Percy Weasley]] to [[Neville Longbottom]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b-a|Peeves|Who's there? Know you're there, even if I can't see you. Are you ghoulie or ghostie or wee student beastie? Should call Filch, I should, if something's a-creeping around unseen.|Harry Potter (impersonating the Bloody Baron)|Peeves, the Bloody Baron has his own reasons for being invisible.|So sorry, your bloodiness, Mr. Baron, Sir. My mistake, my mistake — I didn't see you — of course I didn't, you're invisible — forgive old Peevsie his little joke, sir.|I have business here, Peeves. Stay away from this place tonight.|I will, sir, I most certainly will. Hope your business goes well, Baron, I'll not bother you.|[[Harry Potter]], under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]], impersonates the [[Bloody Baron]] to avoid Peeves.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
   
The [[Bloody Baron]] is the only being that Peeves takes orders from. Peeves has a large amount of respect for the Bloody Baron, for unknown reasons, likely because he is afraid of him. During his first year, [[Harry Potter|Harry]] imitated the voice of the [[Bloody Baron]] to chase Peeves away so Harry could get around [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] without Peeves in the way.
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[[File:BaronHP.jpg|thumb|135px|The Bloody Baron]]
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The [[Bloody Baron]] is the only being that Peeves takes orders from. Peeves has a large amount of respect for the Bloody Baron, for unknown reasons, likely because he is afraid of him. During his first year, [[Harry Potter|Harry]] imitated the voice of the [[Bloody Baron]] to chase Peeves away so Harry could get around [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] without Peeves in the way.
   
 
===Albus Dumbledore===
 
===Albus Dumbledore===
Apart from the Bloody Baron, [[Albus Dumbledore]] was the only being in Hogwarts who Peeves is known to have shown any respect for. In Dumbledore's presence, Peeves adopted an oily voice in an attempt to be polite to the headmaster, likely out of fear that Dumbledore (the headmaster) could have him expelled from the school if he angered him.
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Albus Dumbledore|We need to find her. Professor McGonagall, please go to Mr. Filch at once and tell him to search every painting in the castle for the Fat Lady.|Peeves|You'll be lucky!|What do you mean, Peeves?|Albus Dumbledore and Peeves, after the attack on the [[Fat Lady]].|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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[[File:1253806314531_f.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Albus Dumbledore]]
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Apart from the Bloody Baron, [[Albus Dumbledore]] was the only being in Hogwarts who Peeves was known to have shown any respect for. In Dumbledore's presence, Peeves adopted an oily voice in an attempt to be polite to the headmaster, likely out of fear that Dumbledore could have him expelled from the school if he angered him.
   
 
===Hogwarts students and staff===
 
===Hogwarts students and staff===
 
Peeves enjoyed taunting all the students and staff members of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. Most people were infuriated by him but on one occasion [[Minerva McGonagall]] told Peeves that he was unscrewing a chandelier the wrong way when Peeves attempted to create as much trouble for [[Dolores Umbridge]] as possible. Peeves obeyed [[Fred]]'s command to give Umbridge hell and caused her a great deal of trouble. Most of the students and teachers were on Peeves' side on this occasion due to their hatred of Umbridge. Umbridge had previously asked [[Minister for Magic]] [[Cornelius Fudge]] to sign an [[Order for the Expulsion of Peeves|order for the expulsion of Peeves]], but it is uncertain if he ever actually signed such an order, nor how the order could have been enforced had he done so.
 
Peeves enjoyed taunting all the students and staff members of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. Most people were infuriated by him but on one occasion [[Minerva McGonagall]] told Peeves that he was unscrewing a chandelier the wrong way when Peeves attempted to create as much trouble for [[Dolores Umbridge]] as possible. Peeves obeyed [[Fred]]'s command to give Umbridge hell and caused her a great deal of trouble. Most of the students and teachers were on Peeves' side on this occasion due to their hatred of Umbridge. Umbridge had previously asked [[Minister for Magic]] [[Cornelius Fudge]] to sign an [[Order for the Expulsion of Peeves|order for the expulsion of Peeves]], but it is uncertain if he ever actually signed such an order, nor how the order could have been enforced had he done so.
   
Peeves has directly clashed with other past Hogwarts caretakers, including [[Hankerton Humble]] and [[Rancorous Carpe]]. An attempt by Carpe to remove Peeves by luring him into a [[Rancorous Carpe's trap|trap]] featuring weapons and trapping him with [[Containment Charm]]s instead resulted in Peeves seizing the weapons and then subjecting Hogwarts to a three-day standoff. The standoff was only ended when then Headmistress [[Eupraxia Mole]] drew up a [[Peeves' contract|contract]] that granted him special privileges, including a once-weekly swim in the boys' toilets on the ground floor, first refusal on stale bread from the [[Hogwarts kitchens|kitchen]] for throwing purposes, and a new hat to be custom-made by [[Bonhabille|Madame Bonhabille]] of [[Paris]]. <ref name="potterorepeeves">[http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter8/moment1/peeves ''Pottermore'' - Book 2- Chapter 8, Moment 1 - New from J. K. Rowling - Peeves]</ref>
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Peeves also happened to enjoy tormenting [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]]. He tried to get them in trouble with [[Neville Longbottom]] when he found them out of bed late in their first year, but was once beaten by them that same year (excluding Neville) when Harry impersonated the Bloody Baron, telling him to go away from the third floor so they could save the Philosopher's Stone without any interference. (Although, he was unaware of this). The next year, Peeves made a foolish alarm that Harry had Petrified two more people (Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick) and shouting that no humans or ghosts are safe.
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Peeves has directly clashed with other past Hogwarts caretakers, including [[Hankerton Humble]] and [[Rancorous Carpe]]. An attempt by Carpe to remove Peeves by luring him into a [[Rancorous Carpe's trap|trap]] featuring weapons and trapping him with [[Containment Charm]]s instead resulted in Peeves seizing the weapons and then subjecting Hogwarts to a three-day standoff. The standoff was only ended when then Headmistress [[Eupraxia Mole]] drew up a [[Peeves' contract|contract]] that granted him special privileges, including a once-weekly swim in the boys' toilets on the ground floor, first refusal on stale bread from the [[Hogwarts kitchens|kitchen]] for throwing purposes, and a new hat – to be custom-made by [[Bonhabille|Madame Bonhabille]] of [[Paris]].<ref name="potterorepeeves">[http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter8/moment1/peeves ''Pottermore'' - Book 2- Chapter 8, Moment 1 - New from J. K. Rowling - Peeves]</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Peeves Film Concept.jpg|thumb|175px|Concept art of film portrayal]]
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[[File:Rik-mayall.jpg|thumb|British actor Rik Mayall was cast as Peeves in the first film, but his scenes were ultimately cut.]]
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*According to [[J. K. Rowling]]'s website, Peeves was "an indestructible spirit of chaos."
 
*According to [[J. K. Rowling]]'s website, Peeves was "an indestructible spirit of chaos."
 
*Peeves has appeared in all of the books, but none of the films. A scene with Peeves was filmed for the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', but was left on the cutting room floor and to date has never even been released in any form, (even the ''Ultimate Edition'' box set). Peeves was played by ''Drop Dead Fred'''s [[Rik Mayall]]. According to ''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'', Peeves was conceived as having a consistently devilish grin, though there was a question of whether or not he would have hair.
 
*Peeves has appeared in all of the books, but none of the films. A scene with Peeves was filmed for the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', but was left on the cutting room floor and to date has never even been released in any form, (even the ''Ultimate Edition'' box set). Peeves was played by ''Drop Dead Fred'''s [[Rik Mayall]]. According to ''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'', Peeves was conceived as having a consistently devilish grin, though there was a question of whether or not he would have hair.
*An onscreen reference to Peeves occurs in the short film ''[[The Queen's Handbag]]'', during which Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) describes Peeves using the Queen's Birthday as an excuse to drop coloured eggs on Hogwarts students at breakfast.
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*The only on-screen reference to Peeves occurs in the short film ''[[The Queen's Handbag]]'', during which Harry Potter describes Peeves using the Queen's Birthday as an excuse to drop coloured eggs on Hogwarts students at breakfast.
*The only other time Peeves is mentioned is in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in which Ron suspects Peeves to have released a troll into the dungeon as a joke.
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*In the video games, Peeves is battled several times. For example, he randomly pops up out of boxes. In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|PC game]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Peeves is defeated with the [[Knockback Jinx|Flipendo Jinx]]. In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|PC game]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', he is defeated with the [[Skurge|Ectoplasm-Cleaning Charm]]. In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|PC game]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', he is defeated with the [[Rictusempra|Rictusempra Jinx]]. Also, in the DS versions of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' and [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]], he is somewhat of a boss.
*In the video games, Peeves is battled several times. For example, he randomly pops up out of boxes. In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|PC game]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Peeves is defeated with the [[Knockback Jinx|Flipendo Jinx]]. In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|PC game]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', he is defeated with the [[Skurge|Ectoplasm-Cleaning Charm]]. In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|PC game]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', he is defeated with the [[Rictusempra|Rictusempra Jinx]]. Also, in the DS version of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' he is somewhat of a boss.
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*Peeves was voiced by [[Chris Crosby]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Video Game]], [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Video Game]] and the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Video Game]].
*Despite people often saying the Bloody Baron is the only one able to control Peeves, he does show ''some'' amount of respect to Albus Dumbledore.
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*Although in the third book Peeves shows a bit of respect for Albus Dumbledore, it is noted in the fourth book that the Bloody Baron is the only one really able to control Peeves.
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*Peeves is [[James and Oliver Phelps|Oliver Phelps]]'s favourite character in the [[Harry Potter (book series)|''Harry Potter'' series]].<ref name="megacon">[http://www.leakynews.com/megacon-qa-with-james-oliver-phelps/ LeakyNews - MegaCon Q&A with James & Oliver Phelps]</ref>.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
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{{Imagecat|Images of Peeves}}
[[File:Peeves-lego.jpg|thumb|125px|Peeves as a LEGO minifigure.]]
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[[File:Peeves-lego.jpg|thumb|125px|Peeves as a LEGO minifigure]]
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''<ref name="LHP">Peeves is available in the "Downloadable Character Pack" [[Wikipedia:Downloadable content|DLC]] for the game.</ref>
 
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PeevesJKR
Peeves
Biographical information
Born

Amortal

Also known as

Peevsie

Physical information
Species

Poltergeist

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Orange[1]

Skin colour

Pale White

Affiliation
Loyalty

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

"Cackling madly, [Peeves] soared through the school, upending tables, bursting out of blackboards, and toppling statues and vases. Twice he shut Mrs. Norris inside suits of armour, from which she was rescued, yowling loudly, by the furious caretaker. He smashed lanterns and snuffed out candles, juggled burning torches over the heads of screaming students, caused neatly stacked piles of parchment to topple into fires or out of windows, flooded the second floor when he pulled off all the taps in the bathrooms, dropped a bag of tarantulas in the middle of the Great Hall during breakfast and, whenever he fancied a break, spent hours at a time floating along after Umbridge and blowing loud raspberries every time she spoke."
—Peeves during Dolores Umbridge's reign at Hogwarts following Fred and George Weasley's departure[src]

Peeves was a poltergeist at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, since c. 993. Fond of mischief and chaos, he was a constant pain to the school and its inhabitants, especially Argus Filch, the caretaker, as the only ones able to control him were the Bloody Baron and Albus Dumbledore.

In 1995, Peeves, along with most of the Hogwarts residents, opposed Dolores Umbridge, the High Inquisitor, and pranked her until she was kicked out of the school at the end of the school year. In 1998, Peeves fought at the Battle of Hogwarts against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. After the Second Wizarding War, Peeves continued making trouble at Hogwarts.

BiographyEdit

Founding of HogwartsEdit

Peeves has lived at Hogwarts Castle since its founding in c. 993. He "came with the building",[2] and came into existence with the founding of an institution containing a large number of children. Peeves has wrought havoc upon Hogwarts for centuries, and was often the cause of ire for various teachers and staff. Starting with Hankerton Humble, who was appointed by the Founders themselves, Peeves has traditionally been a pet peeve of every caretaker the school has seen.

1876Edit

In 1876, caretaker Rancorous Carpe devised an "elaborate trap" in an effort to remove Peeves from the Castle. The trap was comprised of a bait of assortment of weapons and a vast enchanted bell jar, reinforced by various Containment Charms, which he intended to drop over the poltergeist once he was in place. This did not go as planned, as Peeves easily broke through the bell jar and was left armed with several cutlasses, crossbows, a blunderbuss and a miniature cannon. The Castle had to be evacuated for three days as Peeves amused himself by firing randomly and threatening the students with death.

Professor Eupraxia Mole, Headmistress of the day, agreed to sign a contract with Peeves, so that he relinquished the weapons in exchange for additional privileges (a once-weekly swim in the boys' toilets on the ground floor, first refusal on stale bread from the kitchen for throwing purposes, and a new custom-made hat by Madame Bonhabille). This was the last and most disastrous attempt to get rid of Peeves. These events forced Mr. Carpe to take early retirement "for health reasons".

1991–1992 school yearEdit

"My dear Friar, haven't we given Peeves all the chances he deserves? He gives us all a bad name and you know, he's not really even a ghost."
Nearly Headless Nick[src]
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Peeves in 1991

Peeves was a topic of discussion before the Start-of-Term Feast of 1991. Hogwarts' ghosts debated whether or not Peeves should be allowed to attend the feast. While the Fat Friar was willing to give Peeves another chance, Nearly Headless Nick felt Peeves did not deserve to be even considered; ghosts had been given a bad name because of him.[3]

After the Start-of-Term Feast, Peeves appeared to torment prefect Percy Weasley as he led the Gryffindor first years to Gryffindor Tower. Peeves threw walking sticks at the prefect, disregarded Percy's threat to tell the Bloody Baron, responded by blowing a raspberry, dumped even more walking sticks onto Neville Longbottom's head and left.[3]Peeves wrote rude words on a classroom blackboard when Professor McGonagall surprised Harry with the position of Gryffindor Seeker.[3]

Later in the year, Peeves caught Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Neville Longbottom sneaking around the school after curfew. He teased them and then loudly alerted Filch to their presence in the halls. However, once Filch arrived, Peeves did nothing but antagonise him.[3] In October, Ron suspected Peeves to have been the one who released the troll but in truth, it turned out that Professor Quirrell had done it.

Harry, Ron and Hermione once again encountered Peeves in the hallways during their quest to save the Philosopher's Stone. Without Peeves' knowledge, the three of them were concealed under Harry's Invisibility Cloak from which Harry impersonated the Bloody Baron, warning Peeves to stay away from the third floor that night.[3]

1992–1993 school yearEdit

"ATTACK! ATTACK! ANOTHER ATTACK! NO MORTAL OR GHOST IS SAFE! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! ATTAAACK!"
—Peeves[src]
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The death day party

In the autumn of 1992, Peeves crashed a vanishing cabinet over Filch's office, after being persuaded by Nearly Headless Nick, saving Harry from one of Filch's punishments. Wearing a bright orange party hat and a revolving bow tie, Peeves attended Nearly-Headless Nick's deathday party, where he appeared to be civilised, even though he taunted Hermione Granger for gossiping about Moaning Myrtle. He later pelted mouldy peanuts at Myrtle, mocking her spots.[4]

Some time later, Peeves appeared in a hallway with Harry, where he noticed the two new basilisk victims, Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick. He loudly alerted the faculty and students of Hogwarts of the attack. He performed a song to taunt Harry over the fact that students though he was the one releasing Slytherin's monster and petrifying the muggle-born students. Peeves soon added a dance routine for the song.[4]

1993–1994 school yearEdit

"Looney, loopy Lupin! Looney, loopy Lupin!"
—Peeves taunting Remus Lupin[src]
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Peeves in Pottermore

In 1993, Peeves appeared before Remus Lupin and his third year Defence Against the Dark Arts class when they were entering the teacher's lounge for a practical lesson. Peeves stuffed a keyhole with chewing gum when he noticed Remus. He began singing the phrase "Looney, loopy Lupin" over and over again. Professor Lupin asked him to remove the gum, but Peeves' only response was a loud raspberry. To this, Remus cast a simple spell, Waddiwasi, which shot the gum up Peeves' nose.[5]

On 31 October, Peeves informed Professor Dumbledore of the Fat Lady's location after her portrait was attacked. He also revealed that her attacker was the escaped prisoner, Sirius Black.[5] At half past four in the morning, Peeves woke Harry Potter up by blowing in his ear, disregarding the fact that the Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff Quidditch match was to be that day.

Peeves was shown on the Marauder's Map to entertain himself by bouncing around the trophy room. He also displayed quite an amount of glee at the prospect of the Dementors using the "Kiss" on Sirius Black.[5]

1994–1995 school yearEdit

His first appearance was before the welcoming feast in the entrance hall, where he dropped water balloons on the students. During the feast, Gryffindor ghost Nearly Headless Nick stated that Peeves was enraged at being unable to attend the feast, as decided via ghost's council, and therefore had caused havoc and mayhem in the kitchens, terrorising the house-elves.

When Harry was practising the Summoning Charm with Hermione, Peeves appeared and started chucking chairs across the room under the pretence that Harry wanted things thrown at him.

Around the time of the Yule Ball, Peeves frequently hid in a suit of armour and sang rude songs and was also accused of stealing Harry's golden egg the night Harry worked out the clue.[6]

1995–1996 school yearEdit

"Give her hell from us, Peeves!"
Fred and George Weasley[src]
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Fred and George Weasley leaving Hogwarts, asking Peeves to give Dolores Umbridge hell from them

Peeves was in the classroom where Harry, Ron and Hermione were situated shortly after conversing with Sirius about forming Dumbledore's Army. He threw ink pellets at the trio and others, including Katie Bell, who he emptied an ink bottle over.

Peeves was not completely without loyalties, though; during Dolores Umbridge's attempts to take control of Hogwarts in 1996, he showed respect for his fellow troublemakers, Fred and George Weasley. Taking their words to heart as they fled the school, this marked possibly the only time Peeves knowingly obeyed a student.[7]

After the Weasley twins' departure, Peeves began a rampage of ceaseless mayhem by juggling burning torches over the students, dumping a bag of tarantulas onto the Great Hall, and destroying property like never before. It appears that Peeves was actually on friendly terms with the strict Professor McGonagall during this time, due to Umbridge. Professor McGonagall went as far as telling him he was unscrewing the chandelier the wrong way, and apparently she later allowed him to borrow her walking stick to hit Dolores as she fled from Hogwarts.[7]

1996–1997 school yearEdit

"Potty asked Loony to go to the party! Potty lurves Loony! Potty luuuuuurves Looooony!"
—Peeves[src]

When Harry asked Luna Lovegood to attend Professor Slughorn's party, Peeves overheard and started singing a song of his own composition describing the situation.

Shortly after the Apparation lessons, Peeves blocked a door to the Gryffindor Common Room, and wouldn't let anyone pass unless they set fire to their own pants. Only Neville Longbottom fell prey to this prank.

During 1996, when Harry Potter was admitted to the hospital wing after suffering a cracked skull when Cormac McLaggen hit him with a bludger, Harry summoned Kreacher to have him tail Draco Malfoy around the castle. Kreacher apparated there along with Dobby, with whom he was fighting after Kreacher insulted Harry Potter. A moment later Peeves apparated, saying that he was watching the fight. Then Peeves egged them on verbally, then throwing chalk at them to enrage them further. He only left when Harry used Langlock to glue Peeves' tongue to the roof of his mouth.[8] In April 1997, after attending the burial of Aragog and getting an important memory from Horace Slughorn, Harry Potter could feel the effects of Felix Felicis wearing off as he escaped back into the castle. He encountered Peeves, but managed to escape detection by taking a shortcut.[9] It is unknown if Peeves attended Dumbledore's funeral.

Battle of HogwartsEdit

"We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, and Voldy's gone mouldy, so now let's have fun!"
—Peeves after Lord Voldemort's death[src]

During the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998, Filch (albeit forcibly and only after he was persuaded by Minerva McGonagall) invited Peeves to take part in the defence of the castle. Peeves delightedly caused chaos among the Death Eaters by dropping Snargaluff pods on them. After the battle, he was heard singing a victory song to celebrate winning the battle.[10]

Physical appearanceEdit

Unlike the overwhelming majority of his colleagues, Peeves has a physical form, though he was able to become invisible at will.

Peeves appears like a little man with wickedly slanted, orange eyes, dressed in loud, outlandish clothes including a bell-covered hat and an orange bow tie. He had black hair and compared to the Hogwarts ghosts, he was solid-looking, not pearly white and transparent.[11] He was capable of flight and intangibility, like a ghost, but could also affect solid objects and make himself invisible.

Personality and traitsEdit

Peeves: "Why, it's Potty Wee Potter!"
Harry Potter: "Get out of it, Peeves."
Peeves: "Oooh, Crackpot's feeling cranky. What is it this time, my fine Potty friend? Hearing voices? Seeing visions? Speaking in --- tongues?"
— Peeves to Harry Potter[src]
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Peeves about to drop sticks on first years

Peeves was the most notorious and troublesome poltergeist in British history. His looks were said to reflect his nature, which "those who know him would agree was a seamless blend of humour and malice".[12]

Peeves was more of a chaotic spirit rather than a physical being, but highly different from the other school ghosts. Peeves was essentially an embodiment of disorder, and took great pleasure in constantly causing it.

At times, Peeves could be legitimately dangerous. Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch waged a constant war with Peeves, and year after year requested the poltergeist be thrown out of the school.

Peeves further annoyed and bothered the Hogwarts community by joining in with whatever current gossip was circulating among students. When Harry Potter was suspected of being the "Heir of Slytherin" in 1992, Peeves taunted him in the hallways for "speaking in tongues."[4]

Students were known to allow Peeves to take the blame for their own mischief.[6]

Peeves did not heed commands from Hogwarts prefects or professors, though Headmaster Albus Dumbledore was an exception. The Deputy Headmistress, Minerva McGonagall, was probably another. The one Hogwarts ghost that struck fear in Peeves, in addition to controlling him, was the Bloody Baron.[3] His fear of the Baron was so well known, that in their first year, Harry Potter, under his Invisibility Cloak, was able to drive him away by pretending to be the Baron.

Overall, Peeves did not seem to care who he annoyed. If students were late to class, he would, among other things, drop wastepaper baskets on their heads, pelt them with chalk, or pull the rugs out from under them. The worst case involved him sneaking up invisible, grabbing the person's nose and screeching "GOT YOUR CONK!" However, Peeves was loyal to Hogwarts and proved this in the Battle of Hogwarts where he dropped Snargaluff pods on Death Eaters in mid-air, causing general chaos among their ranks, later showing evident joy when Voldemort was defeated.

RelationshipsEdit

Fred and George WeasleyEdit

"Give her hell from us Peeves!"
—Fred and George telling Peeves to wreck Umbridge's life at Hogwarts before departing
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Fred and George Weasley

Though he never hesitated to prank them, Peeves appeared to genuinely like Fred and George Weasley. Peeves shocked everyone in 1996 when he actually listened to the twins' words, causing countless problems for Dolores Umbridge. As the twins left Hogwarts, Peeves saluted them in front of the student body.

Argus FilchEdit

"Haven't you been complaining about [Peeves] for the last quarter-century? Go and fetch him, at once!"
—Professor McGonagall sending Filch to find Peeves in order to assist in the defence of Hogwarts.
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Argus Filch

Peeves and Argus Filch were sworn enemies for over twenty-five years. Filch never ceased his futile efforts to get Peeves banished from the castle, and Peeves never stopped taunting Filch. To annoy Filch, Peeves trapped Mrs. Norris in a suit of armour twice, dropped chandeliers and caused general mayhem, which Filch was later responsible for cleaning. It is presumed that this on going war between them continued after the Battle of Hogwarts.

The Bloody BaronEdit

"The Bloody Baron's the only one who can control him, he won't even listen to us Prefects."
Percy Weasley to Neville Longbottom[src]
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The Bloody Baron

The Bloody Baron is the only being that Peeves takes orders from. Peeves has a large amount of respect for the Bloody Baron, for unknown reasons, likely because he is afraid of him. During his first year, Harry imitated the voice of the Bloody Baron to chase Peeves away so Harry could get around Hogwarts without Peeves in the way.

Albus DumbledoreEdit

Albus Dumbledore: "We need to find her. Professor McGonagall, please go to Mr. Filch at once and tell him to search every painting in the castle for the Fat Lady."
Peeves: "You'll be lucky!"
Albus Dumbledore: "What do you mean, Peeves?"
— Albus Dumbledore and Peeves, after the attack on the Fat Lady.[src]
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Albus Dumbledore

Apart from the Bloody Baron, Albus Dumbledore was the only being in Hogwarts who Peeves was known to have shown any respect for. In Dumbledore's presence, Peeves adopted an oily voice in an attempt to be polite to the headmaster, likely out of fear that Dumbledore could have him expelled from the school if he angered him.

Hogwarts students and staffEdit

Peeves enjoyed taunting all the students and staff members of Hogwarts. Most people were infuriated by him but on one occasion Minerva McGonagall told Peeves that he was unscrewing a chandelier the wrong way when Peeves attempted to create as much trouble for Dolores Umbridge as possible. Peeves obeyed Fred's command to give Umbridge hell and caused her a great deal of trouble. Most of the students and teachers were on Peeves' side on this occasion due to their hatred of Umbridge. Umbridge had previously asked Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge to sign an order for the expulsion of Peeves, but it is uncertain if he ever actually signed such an order, nor how the order could have been enforced had he done so.

Peeves also happened to enjoy tormenting Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger. He tried to get them in trouble with Neville Longbottom when he found them out of bed late in their first year, but was once beaten by them that same year (excluding Neville) when Harry impersonated the Bloody Baron, telling him to go away from the third floor so they could save the Philosopher's Stone without any interference. (Although, he was unaware of this). The next year, Peeves made a foolish alarm that Harry had Petrified two more people (Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick) and shouting that no humans or ghosts are safe.

Peeves has directly clashed with other past Hogwarts caretakers, including Hankerton Humble and Rancorous Carpe. An attempt by Carpe to remove Peeves by luring him into a trap featuring weapons and trapping him with Containment Charms instead resulted in Peeves seizing the weapons and then subjecting Hogwarts to a three-day standoff. The standoff was only ended when then Headmistress Eupraxia Mole drew up a contract that granted him special privileges, including a once-weekly swim in the boys' toilets on the ground floor, first refusal on stale bread from the kitchen for throwing purposes, and a new hat – to be custom-made by Madame Bonhabille of Paris.[13]

EtymologyEdit

  • Peeve means little devil or something that is personally annoying; a personal dislike (like a pet peeve). Peevish means disagreeable and bad tempered.

Behind the scenesEdit

Rik-mayall

British actor Rik Mayall was cast as Peeves in the first film, but his scenes were ultimately cut.

Peeves Film Concept

Concept art of film portrayal

AppearancesEdit

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