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'''Percy Ignatius Weasley''' (b. [[22 August]], [[1976]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizards|wizard]], the third child of [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] (née [[Prewett family|Prewett]]), the younger brother of [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]] and the older brother of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], [[George Weasley]] and the late [[Fred Weasley]]. He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1987]] to [[1994]], and was both a [[prefect]] and [[Head Boy]]. He took the rules very seriously, and did not believe that Fred and George would get very far with their jokes. It was also once stated by his brother Ron that "Percy wouldn't know a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing [[Dobby]]'s tea cosy". A high achiever, he went to work at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] after leaving school, working in the [[Department of International Magical Cooperation]] under [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]] and later as [[Junior Assistant to the Minister for Magic]] himself.
 
'''Percy Ignatius Weasley''' (b. [[22 August]], [[1976]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizards|wizard]], the third child of [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] (née [[Prewett family|Prewett]]), the younger brother of [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]] and the older brother of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], [[George Weasley]] and the late [[Fred Weasley]]. He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1987]] to [[1994]], and was both a [[prefect]] and [[Head Boy]]. He took the rules very seriously, and did not believe that Fred and George would get very far with their jokes. It was also once stated by his brother Ron that "Percy wouldn't know a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing [[Dobby]]'s tea cosy". A high achiever, he went to work at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] after leaving school, working in the [[Department of International Magical Cooperation]] under [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]] and later as [[Junior Assistant to the Minister for Magic]] himself.
   
However, Percy's rise through the Ministry caused a rift between him and his [[Weasley family|family]] following the [[Return of the Dark Lord|return]] of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. His father thought that his promotion to [[Minister for Magic]] [[Cornelius Fudge]]'s office was a plot by the Minister to keep tabs on the Weasleys, and through them, [[Albus Dumbledore]]. Percy denied this and remained steadfastly loyal to the Ministry's line that Voldemort was not back, estranging himself from his family and furthermore condemning them for their support of and affiliation with [[Albus Dumbledore]] and the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Even though the Ministry did accept that Dark Lord had indeed returned following the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], Percy's pride stopped him from reconciling with his family. After the [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|fall of the Ministry]] to the [[Death Eaters]] in [[1997]], Percy was finally made to see sense and was ready to accept that he had been wrong the whole time about the return of Lord Voldemort.
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However, Percy's rise through the Ministry caused a rift between him and his [[Weasley family|family]] following the [[Return of the Dark Lord|return]] of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. His father thought that his promotion to [[Minister for Magic]] [[Cornelius Fudge]]'s office was a plot by the Minister to keep tabs on the Weasleys, and through them, [[Albus Dumbledore]]. Percy denied this and remained steadfastly loyal to the Ministry's line that Voldemort was not back, estranging himself from his family and furthermore condemning them for their support of and affiliation with [[Albus Dumbledore]] and the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Even though the Ministry did accept that the Dark Lord had indeed returned following the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], Percy's pride stopped him from reconciling with his family. After the [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|fall of the Ministry]] to the [[Death Eaters]] in [[1997]], Percy was finally made to see sense and was ready to accept that he had been wrong the whole time about the return of Lord Voldemort. Percy was tipped off by [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] about the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]] and finally made up with his family. He survived the battle but was grief-stricken over the death of his brother Fred, whom he was fighting alongside and was determined to avenge.
   
Percy was tipped off by [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] about the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]] and finally made up with his family. He survived the battle but was grief-stricken over the death of his brother Fred, whom he was fighting alongside and was determined to avenge. Following the downfall of Voldemort, Percy returned to work for the Ministry as a high-ranking official under the new Minister for Magic, [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]. He [[Marriage|married]] a woman named [[Audrey Weasley]] and had two daughters, [[Molly Weasley II|Molly]] and [[Lucy Weasley|Lucy]].
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Following the downfall of Voldemort, Percy returned to work for the Ministry and became Head of the [[Department of Magical Transportation]]<ref name="PMritaskeeter">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/daily-prophet/qwc2014/2014-07-08/dumbledores-army-reunites "''DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY REUNITES AT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP FINAL''" (''Daily Prophet'', 08 July 2014)]</ref> under the new Minister for Magic, [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]. He [[Marriage|married]] a woman named [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey]] and had two daughters, [[Molly Weasley II|Molly]] named after her paternal grandmother and [[Lucy Weasley|Lucy]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life and Hogwarts years===
 
===Early life and Hogwarts years===
[[File:Percy Prefect.jpg|thumb|left|170px|Percy as a Prefect.]]
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{{Quote|Oh, are you a ''prefect'', Percy? You should've said something, we had no idea|[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] or [[George Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
{{Quote|Oh, are you a ''prefect'', Percy? You should have said something, we had no idea.|[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] or [[George Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
   
Percy grew up at the Weasley family home, [[the Burrow]], in [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], [[Devon]], [[England]]. He started at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in September of [[1987]] and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] House, where he shared a dormitory with [[Oliver Wood]]. An academically gifted student, he was made [[prefect]] in his [[fifth year]]. As a reward for this, Percy was given a Screech Owl - whom he named [[Hermes]], and new robes by his parents. His previous pet, a rat named [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], was handed down to his younger brother, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]].
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[[File:Percy_Prefect.jpg|thumb|left|190px|Percy as a Prefect.]]
   
In his new duties as a prefect, Percy was responsible for the new first -year Gryffindors, including bringing them to their dormitories on the first day, and to lead them to safety during [[Halloween]] in [[1991]], following the arrival of a [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|troll]] in the dungeons. He remained at Hogwarts during the Christmas period in [[1991]], and sat his [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.Ls]] at the end of the year.<ref name=PS>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> At some point in his fifth or sixth year, Percy began dating [[Penelope Clearwater]], a [[Ravenclaw]] prefect, though he kept it a secret from his family, most likely to prevent his twin brothers Fred and George from mercilessly teasing him (which they did most of the time).<ref name=CS>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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Percy grew up at the Weasley family home, [[the Burrow]], in [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], [[Devon]], [[England]], where he was taught by [[Molly Weasley|his mother]]<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2004/0304-wbd.htm 2004 World Book Day Chat]</ref>. He started at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in September of [[1987]] and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] House, where he shared a dormitory with [[Oliver Wood]]. An academically gifted student, he was made [[prefect]] in his [[fifth year]]. As a reward for this, Percy was given a Screech Owl - whom he named [[Hermes]], and new robes by his parents. His previous pet, a rat named [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], was handed down to his younger brother, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]].
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In his new duties as a prefect, Percy was responsible for the new first -year Gryffindors, including bringing them to their dormitories on the first day, and to lead them to safety during [[Halloween]] in [[1991]], following the arrival of a [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|troll]] in the dungeons. He remained at Hogwarts during the Christmas period in [[1991]], and sat his [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.Ls]] at the end of the year.<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> At some point in his fifth or sixth year, Percy began dating [[Penelope Clearwater]], a [[Ravenclaw]] prefect, though he kept it a secret from his family, most likely to prevent his twin brothers Fred and George from mercilessly teasing him (which they did most of the time).<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
   
 
===1992===
 
===1992===
[[File:Percy.jpg|thumb|left|170px|Percy patrolling [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].]]
 
   
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Draco Malfoy|That Peter Weasley —|Ron|Percy.|Whatever, I've noticed him sneaking around a lot lately. And I bet I know what he's up to. He thinks he's going to catch Slytherin's heir single-handed.|Draco Malfoy expresses his opinion that Percy is looking to catch the Heir of Slytherin.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Draco Malfoy|That Peter Weasley —|Ron|Percy.|Whatever, I've noticed him sneaking around a lot lately. And I bet I know what he's up to. He thinks he's going to catch Slytherin's heir single-handed.|Draco Malfoy expresses his opinion that Percy is looking to catch the Heir of Slytherin.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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[[File:Percy.jpg|thumb|205px|Percy patrolling [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].]]
   
 
Percy spent much of the summer of [[1992]] in his room exchanging letters with Penelope, and his family only saw him at mealtimes. He obtained top grades in his O.W.Ls, but hardly gloated over the fact. The behaviour was noted by his siblings, who found it strange, though they did not know it was due to his new romance with Penelope then.
 
Percy spent much of the summer of [[1992]] in his room exchanging letters with Penelope, and his family only saw him at mealtimes. He obtained top grades in his O.W.Ls, but hardly gloated over the fact. The behaviour was noted by his siblings, who found it strange, though they did not know it was due to his new romance with Penelope then.
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Due to the attacking of students with following the opening of the [[Chamber of Secrets]], Percy, like the other prefects, was required to patrol the castle to maintain order and report anything suspicious. He would also sneak into empty classrooms to be with Penelope, so as to be away from the prying eyes of his siblings, but was caught on one occasion by his youngest sister Ginny. He swore her to secrecy, and in doing so, was inadvertently responsible for the events at the end of that school year, as he prevented Ginny from telling Ron and Harry about her involvement with the Chamber of Secrets, thinking that she was telling them about him and Penelope.
 
Due to the attacking of students with following the opening of the [[Chamber of Secrets]], Percy, like the other prefects, was required to patrol the castle to maintain order and report anything suspicious. He would also sneak into empty classrooms to be with Penelope, so as to be away from the prying eyes of his siblings, but was caught on one occasion by his youngest sister Ginny. He swore her to secrecy, and in doing so, was inadvertently responsible for the events at the end of that school year, as he prevented Ginny from telling Ron and Harry about her involvement with the Chamber of Secrets, thinking that she was telling them about him and Penelope.
   
Percy also advised Harry on his choice of subjects for his third year, and later suffered an immense shock when Penelope was [[petrification|petrified]] by [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Slytherin's monster]]. Later, he wrote to his parents to inform them that Ginny had been taken into the [[Chamber of Secrets|Chamber]]. He was reunited with Penelope after [[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]]'s [[Mandrake]] potion restored those petrified to their normal state, and Ginny, who was saved from [[Tom Marvolo Riddle]] and the Chamber of Secrets by Harry. However, his relationship with Penelope was exposed as Ginny finally revealed it to Harry, Ron, and [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] on the train ride home.<ref name=CS />.
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Percy also advised Harry on his choice of subjects for his third year, and later suffered an immense shock when Penelope was [[petrification|petrified]] by [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Slytherin's monster]]. Later, he wrote to his parents to inform them that Ginny had been taken into the [[Chamber of Secrets|Chamber]]. He was reunited with Penelope after [[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]]'s [[Mandrake]] potion restored those petrified to their normal state, and Ginny, who was saved from [[Tom Marvolo Riddle]] and the Chamber of Secrets by Harry. However, his relationship with Penelope was exposed as Ginny finally revealed it to Harry, Ron, and [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] on the train ride home.<ref name="CS" />.
[[File:Weasley Family in Egypt.jpg|thumb|right|200px|The [[Weasley family]] on holiday in Egypt.]]
 
 
 
===1993===
 
===1993===
Percy spent the summer of [[1993]] in Egypt with his family visiting his eldest brother, [[William Weasley|Bill]], after his father won 700 [[Galleon]]s in the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' [[Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw|Annual Grand Prize Draw]]. He also learned that he was made [[Head Boy]], which he was very pleased about. That year, when [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] was under a constant threat of attack by Sirius Black, he prided himself in helping with security, being trusted wholly by [[Dumbeldore]] to keep the students safe. When [[Sirius Black]] attempted to break into [[Gryffindor Tower]] during the year, Percy was left in charge of the students when they all camped out in the [[Great Hall]] while the teachers searched the castle. At the end of the year, Percy sat his [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.Ts]], and graduated from Hogwarts with perfect scores in all his subjects, and high ambitions for the future.<ref name=PA>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
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[[File:The_Weasley_Family_at_Egypt.jpg|thumb|left|230px|Weasley family in [[Egypt]]]]
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Percy spent the summer of [[1993]] in Egypt with his family visiting his eldest brother, [[William Weasley|Bill]], after his father won 700 [[Galleon]]s in the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' [[Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw|Annual Grand Prize Draw]]. He also learned that he was made [[Head Boy]], which he was very pleased about. That year, when [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] was under a constant threat of attack by Sirius Black, he prided himself in helping with security, being trusted wholly by [[Albus Dumbledore]] to keep the students safe. When [[Sirius Black]] attempted to break into [[Gryffindor Tower]] during the year, Percy was left in charge of the students when they all camped out in the [[Great Hall]] while the teachers searched the castle. At the end of the year, Percy sat his [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.Ts]], and graduated from Hogwarts with perfect scores in all his subjects, and with an ambition of working for the [[Ministry of Magic]].<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
   
 
===Working for the Ministry===
 
===Working for the Ministry===
[[File:Percy2.gif|thumb|Percy Weasley.]]
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{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|Percy's enjoying work, then?|Ron Weasley|Enjoying it? I don't reckon he'd come home if Dad didn't make him.|Harry and Ron on Percy's new job|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|Percy's enjoying work, then?|Ron Weasley|Enjoying it? I don't reckon he'd come home if Dad didn't make him.|Harry and Ron on Percy's new job|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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[[File:Percy2.gif|thumb|210px|Percy Weasley]]
   
After leaving school, Percy went to work at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], just as he had planned to, and was assigned to the [[Department of International Magical Cooperation]] under [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]]. During the summer of [[1994]], Percy worked diligently under Crouch, a man whom he admired and respected for his attitude towards his work. He was responsible for authoring a report on standardising [[cauldron]] thickness, and learned about the plans for the [[Triwizard Tournament]], which he took great delight with in hinting about to his younger siblings. Two weeks before the [[Quidditch World Cup]], Percy passed his [[Apparition]] test, and took to Apparating downstairs to breakfast every morning just to prove he could do it.
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After leaving school, Percy went to work at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], just as he had planned to, and was assigned to the [[Department of International Magical Cooperation]] under [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]]. During the summer of [[1994]], Percy worked diligently under Crouch, a man whom he admired and respected for his strict adherence to rules and his perfectionist attitude towards his work. He was responsible for authoring a report on standardising [[cauldron]] thickness, and learned about the plans for the [[Triwizard Tournament]], which he took great delight with in hinting about to his younger siblings. Two weeks before the [[Quidditch World Cup]], Percy passed his [[Apparition]] test, and took to Apparating downstairs to breakfast every morning just to prove he could do it.
   
 
Along with the rest of his family, he attended the Quidditch World Cup, and was embarrassed when Mr. Crouch addressed him as "Weatherby" in front of his family. When [[Death Eaters]] caused panic after the Cup ended, Percy assisted the Ministry alongside with his older brothers and father, and got a bloody nose during the job. In the weeks that followed, Percy had to work doubly hard at the Ministry to cope with the large number of [[Howler]]s that crossed his desk from the disgruntled and frightened [[Wizarding world|public]].
 
Along with the rest of his family, he attended the Quidditch World Cup, and was embarrassed when Mr. Crouch addressed him as "Weatherby" in front of his family. When [[Death Eaters]] caused panic after the Cup ended, Percy assisted the Ministry alongside with his older brothers and father, and got a bloody nose during the job. In the weeks that followed, Percy had to work doubly hard at the Ministry to cope with the large number of [[Howler]]s that crossed his desk from the disgruntled and frightened [[Wizarding world|public]].
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Prior to the Christmas of [[1994]], Percy was promoted to Mr. Crouch's personal assistant, and began taking orders from him via [[Owl post]]. [[Crouch]] was supposedly ill and taking time off to recover, and it was being blamed on the stress caused by the debacle following the [[Quidditch World Cup]] . Percy took over some of Crouch's official duties, and attended the [[Yule Ball]] at Hogwarts on his behalf. In February, he presided as a judge for the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, once again filling in for Crouch.
 
Prior to the Christmas of [[1994]], Percy was promoted to Mr. Crouch's personal assistant, and began taking orders from him via [[Owl post]]. [[Crouch]] was supposedly ill and taking time off to recover, and it was being blamed on the stress caused by the debacle following the [[Quidditch World Cup]] . Percy took over some of Crouch's official duties, and attended the [[Yule Ball]] at Hogwarts on his behalf. In February, he presided as a judge for the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, once again filling in for Crouch.
   
However, the discovery of a confused Crouch in the [[Forbidden Forest]] caused a stir in the Ministry. It was believed by some that he may not have been acting under his own accord, and that his instructions may have been written by someone else. Percy was called in for questioning over the affair since he had been, supposedly following Crouch's instructions, and was not allowed to take Crouch's place as judge for the Third Task, with Cornelius Fudge being sent in to fill Crouch's place instead.<ref name=GF>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> An inquiry was held, and Percy got into trouble since it was felt that he should have realised that something was amiss with Crouch and informed a superior.<ref name=OP>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
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However, the discovery of a confused Crouch in the [[Forbidden Forest]] caused a stir in the Ministry. It was believed by some that he may not have been acting under his own accord, and that his instructions may have been written by someone else. Percy was called in for questioning over the affair since he had been, supposedly following Crouch's instructions, and was not allowed to take Crouch's place as judge for the Third Task, with Cornelius Fudge being sent in to fill Crouch's place instead.<ref name="GF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> An inquiry was held, and Percy got into trouble since it was felt that he should have realised that something was amiss with Crouch and informed a superior.<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
   
===Family disputes===
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===Disowning his family===
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Fred|Percy and Dad had a row. I've never seen Dad row with anyone like that. It's normally Mum who shouts...|Ron|Percy came home and told us he'd been promoted... He expected Dad to be all impressed, I think.|Only Dad wasn’t...|He went completely berserk... He said Dad was an idiot to run around with Dumbledore, that Dumbledore was heading for big trouble and Dad was going to go down with him, and that he - Percy - knew where his loyalty lay and it was with the Ministry. And if Mum and Dad were going to become traitors to the Ministry he was going to make sure everyone knew he didn’t belong to our family any more. And he packed his bags the same night and left.|[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] recounting Percy's row with their father|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Fred|Percy and Dad had a row. I've never seen Dad row with anyone like that. It's normally Mum who shouts...|Ron|Percy came home and told us he'd been promoted... He expected Dad to be all impressed, I think.|Only Dad wasn’t...|He went completely berserk... He said Dad was an idiot to run around with Dumbledore, that Dumbledore was heading for big trouble and Dad was going to go down with him, and that he - Percy - knew where his loyalty lay and it was with the Ministry. And if Mum and Dad were going to become traitors to the Ministry he was going to make sure everyone knew he didn’t belong to our family any more. And he packed his bags the same night and left. He's living here in London now.|[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] recounting Percy's row with their father|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
[[File:PercyHarry.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Percy with [[Harry Potter]] in [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore's]] office.]]
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[[File:PercyHarry.jpg|thumb|left|220px|Percy with [[Harry Potter]] in [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore's]] office.]]
When [[Cornelius Fudge]] did not believe [[Harry Potter]]'s claim that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] was back, he thought that Dumbledore was using the threat of his return as a springboard, spreading rumours so as to destabilise his administration. Surprisingly, despite the trouble he was previously in, Percy was offered the position of Junior Assistant to Fudge himself. He expected his family to be pleased with him, but his [[Arthur Weasley|father]] made it clear that he thought that Percy had been offered the post so that Fudge could keep track of the family, and Dumbledore. Percy and his father had a huge row, with Percy telling his father that he had to struggle against his lousy reputation since he had started at the Ministry, that he had no ambition, and that was the reason the family was so poor. He also told his father that he was an idiot for believing Dumbledore, and his loyalty remained with the Ministry.
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When [[Cornelius Fudge]] did not believe [[Harry Potter]]'s claim that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] was back, he thought that Dumbledore was using the threat of his return as a springboard, spreading rumours so as to destabilise his administration. Surprisingly, despite the trouble he was previously in, Percy was offered the position of Junior Assistant to Fudge himself. He expected his family to be pleased with him, but his [[Arthur Weasley|father]], who supported Harry and Dumbledore, made it clear that he thought that Percy had been offered the post so that Fudge could keep track of the family, and Dumbledore. Following this, Percy and his father had a huge row, with Percy telling his father that he had to struggle against his lousy reputation since he had started at the Ministry, that he had no ambition, and that was the reason the family was so poor. He also told his father that he was an idiot for believing Dumbledore, and his loyalty remained with the Ministry. He also rubbished Harry's claim that Lord Voldemort had returned, saying it was not good enough.
   
Percy severed all ties with his family, wanting everyone to know that he had nothing to do with them. He packed his bags and moved to [[London]], and continued with the position in Fudge's office. His [[Molly Weasley|mother]] went to London to try to talk with him, but Percy slammed the door in her face. As such, Percy is the only of-age member of the Weasley family who did not join the revived [[Order of the Phoenix]].
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Percy severed all ties with his family, wanting everyone to know that he had nothing to do with them. He packed his bags the same night and left. He moved to [[London]] where he was able to get himself a [[Percy Weasley's London residence|flat]], and continued with the position in Fudge's office. His [[Molly Weasley|mother]] went to London to try to talk with him, but Percy slammed the door in her face. As such, Percy is the only of-age member of the Weasley family who did not join the revived [[Order of the Phoenix]].
   
===Work as a Ministry Scribe===
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===Junior Assistant===
 
{{Dialogue|Fred|Mum’s crying again. Percy sent back his Christmas jumper.|George|Without a note. Hasn’t asked how Dad is or visited him or anything.|Fred and George talking about Percy’s grudge against his family.}}
 
{{Dialogue|Fred|Mum’s crying again. Percy sent back his Christmas jumper.|George|Without a note. Hasn’t asked how Dad is or visited him or anything.|Fred and George talking about Percy’s grudge against his family.}}
[[File:Percy Harry's hearing 1.jpg|thumb|left|124px|Percy, while working as a scribe for the Ministry]]
 
   
In the summer of [[1995]], Percy acted as Court Scribe during [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter|hearing]] before the [[Wizengamot]] for using magic in front of [[Dudley Dursley|a Muggle]]. Harry fully expected Percy to give some recognition, but much to Harry's frustration, Percy refused to look at him. Following the hearing, despite Harry being cleared of all charges, Percy believed that Harry only got off due to a technicality, and he also ignored his father, who was waiting outside for Harry. His estrangement from his family continued, although he did [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|write]] to [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], congratulating him on becoming a [[prefect]] and urging him to stop associating with Harry, whom he felt was a bad influence, as well as believing that his family would one day realise their mistake for believing Dumbledore and apologise to him. Ron found the letter extremely offensive. He tore it up and threw it into the fire. This letter also greatly hurt Harry's feelings. On the same day, Percy gave an interview to the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' concerning [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s appointment as [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]].
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[[File:Percy_Harry's_hearing_1.jpg|thumb|147px|Percy, while working as a scribe for the Ministry]]In the summer of [[1995]], Percy acted as Court Scribe during [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter|hearing]] before the [[Wizengamot]] for using magic in front of [[Dudley Dursley|a Muggle]]. Harry fully expected Percy to give some recognition, but much to Harry's frustration, Percy refused to look at him, and even agreed with one of Fudge's biased comments against Harry. Following the hearing, despite Harry being cleared of all charges, Percy believed that Harry only got off due to a technicality, and he also ignored his father, who was waiting outside for Harry. His estrangement from his family continued, although he did [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|write]] to [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], congratulating him on becoming a [[prefect]] and urging him to stop associating with Harry, whom he felt was a bad influence, as well as believing that his family would one day realise their mistake for believing Dumbledore and apologise to him. Ron found the letter extremely offensive. He tore it up and threw it into the fire. This letter also greatly hurt Harry's feelings. On the same day, Percy gave an interview to the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' concerning [[Dolores Umbridge]]'s appointment as [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]].
   
At Christmas, 1995, Percy returned his traditional [[Weasley jumper|Christmas jumper]] to his mother unopened without a note, much to her distress, and neither visited his father in [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] nor asked about him following his wounding by [[Nagini]].
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Later that year during Christmas, Percy returned his traditional [[Weasley jumper|Christmas jumper]] to his mother unopened without a note, much to her distress, and neither visited his father in [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] nor asked about him following his wounding by [[Nagini]], much to Fred and George's fury.
   
In early [[1996]], Percy was one of the Ministry officials who was summoned to Hogwarts following Professor Umbridge's discovery of the secret group, [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Percy once again acted as a Scribe, and was excited to hear Dumbledore confess to Fudge's accusations that he was building an army to challenge the Minister. Percy was ordered to take a copy of his notes and send them to the ''Daily Prophet'', and he left Dumbledore's office before the [[Headmaster]] made his escape.<ref name=OP />
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In early [[1996]], Percy was one of the Ministry officials who was summoned to Hogwarts following Professor Umbridge's discovery of the secret group, [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Percy once again acted as a Scribe, and was excited to hear Dumbledore confess to Fudge's accusations that he was building an army to challenge the Minister. Percy was ordered to take a copy of his notes and send them to the ''Daily Prophet'', and he left Dumbledore's office before the [[Headmaster]] made his escape.<ref name="OP" />
   
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Fred|Percy definitely not showing his ugly face, then?|Molly|No, he's busy, I expect, at the Ministry.|Or he's the world's biggest prat. One of the two.|[[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[Molly Weasley]] during the [[1996]] [[Christmas holidays]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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[[File:Auror_Dawlish,_Cornelius_Fudge_and_Percy_Weasley.JPG|thumb|left|230px|Percy with Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge and Auror John Dawlish when they saw Voldemort inside the Ministry of Magic.]]
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Following the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], Percy now knew the truth about [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s return, but continued to side with the Ministry because he couldn't bring himself to face his family. When Fudge was succeeded by [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] as Minister, Percy continued in his role as Junior Assistant. His mother masked this defection by claiming that Percy is too busy in the Ministry to return for the holidays.
   
[[File:Auror Dawlish, Cornelius Fudge and Percy Weasley.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Percy with Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge and Auror John Dawlish when they saw Voldemort inside the Ministry of Magic.]]
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During [[Christmas]] in [[1996]], Percy was pressured by Rufus Scrimgeour to go to [[the Burrow]] with him. Scrimgeour was using the visit as a pretence to have a talk with Harry, who was spending Christmas there. Scrimgeour exploited Percy's family connections to get close to Harry, and Percy was very uncomfortable with seeing his family again, as he had not planned to see them for the holidays. His mother was overjoyed to see him and immediately ran to hug him, while his father and siblings simply stared at him. Percy only spoke to his mother (and rather briefly and reluctantly, at that), and the visit ended badly with Percy storming out after [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] flung mashed parsnips at him. In June [[1997]], he attended the [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]] of [[Albus Dumbledore]] with Ministry officials, including Dolores Umbridge. <ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
Following the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], Percy now knew the truth about [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s return, but continued to side with the Ministry because he couldn't bring himself to face his family. When Fudge was succeeded by [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] as Minister, Percy continued in his role as Junior Assistant.
 
 
During [[Christmas]] in [[1996]], Percy was pressured by Rufus Scrimgeour to go to [[the Burrow]] with him. Scrimgeour was using the visit as a pretence to have a talk with Harry, who was spending Christmas there. Scrimgeour exploited Percy's family connections to get close to Harry, and Percy was very uncomfortable with seeing his family again, as he had not planned to see them for the holidays. His mother was overjoyed to see him and immediately ran to hug him, while his father and siblings simply stared at him. Percy only spoke to his mother, and the visit ended badly with Percy storming out after mashed parsnips were flung at him, an action for which [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], and [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] all took credit for. In the June of [[1997]], he attended the [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]] of [[Albus Dumbledore]] with Ministry officials, including Dolores Umbridge. <ref name=HBP>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
 
   
 
===Atonement and reunion===
 
===Atonement and reunion===
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Percy|I was a fool! I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a - a-|Fred|Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron.|Yes, I was!|Well, you can't say fairer than that.|Percy (with some help from [[Fred Weasley|Fred]]) apologising to his family|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Percy|I was a fool! I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a a|Fred|Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron.|Yes, I was!|Well, you can't say fairer than that.|Percy (with some help from [[Fred Weasley|Fred]]) apologising to his family|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:SnatchersMinistry.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Percy witnesses the arrest of [[Dirk Cresswell]], and is introduced to the new Ministry regime under [[Pius Thicknesse]].]]
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[[File:SnatchersMinistry.jpg|thumb|230px|Percy witnesses the arrest of [[Dirk Cresswell]], and is introduced to the new Ministry regime under [[Pius Thicknesse]].]]
On [[1 August]], [[1997]], Percy was the only member of his family who did not attend his brother [[William Weasley|Bill]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] to [[Fleur Delacour]], despite Molly's hopes that he would. On the same day, the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] was [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|overthrown]] by [[Death Eaters]], and Rufus Scrimgeour was killed and replaced by [[Pius Thicknesse]], a puppet of Voldemort's. Percy finally began to see what was happening around him, but could do nothing since he was being watched closely. He continued to work at the Ministry, presumably under the new Minister. Eventually, though, he managed to make contact with [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], Albus Dumbledore's estranged younger brother, who had connections with the [[Order of the Phoenix]] and [[Dumbledore's Army]].
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On [[1 August]], [[1997]], Percy was the only member of his family who did not attend his brother [[William Weasley|Bill]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] to [[Fleur Delacour]], despite Molly's hopes that he would, which led her to cry again. On the same day, the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] was [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|overthrown]] by [[Death Eaters]], and Rufus Scrimgeour was killed and replaced by [[Pius Thicknesse]], a puppet of Voldemort's. Percy finally began to see what was happening around him, but could do nothing since he was being watched closely. He continued to work at the Ministry, presumably under the new Minister. Eventually, though, he managed to make contact with [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], Albus Dumbledore's estranged younger brother, who had connections with the [[Order of the Phoenix]] and [[Dumbledore's Army]].
   
In May of [[1998]], Aberforth tipped Percy off to the fact that [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] was taking a stand against Voldemort. Percy [[Apparition|Apparated]] to the [[Hog's Head]], and travelled down the secret tunnel to the [[Room of Requirement]], hoping he hadn't missed the battle. In the room, he found the majority of his family trying to restrain [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] from joining the battle. In a tense moment, Percy apologised profusely to his family, and his brother [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] was the first to forgive him. Reunited with his family, he stood alongside with the defenders of Hogwarts against the Death Eaters.
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On [[1 May]], [[1998]], Aberforth tipped Percy off to the fact that [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] was taking a stand against Voldemort. Percy [[Apparition|Apparated]] to the [[Hog's Head]], and travelled down the secret tunnel to the [[Room of Requirement]], hoping he hadn't missed the battle. In the room, he found the majority of his family trying to restrain [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] from joining the battle. In a tense moment, Percy apologised profusely to his family, and his brother [[Fred Weasley|Fred]], who along with [[George Weasley|George]] were the most vocal in their anger towards Percy, was the first to forgive him. Reunited with his family, he stood alongside with the defenders of Hogwarts against the Death Eaters. 
   
 
===Battle of Hogwarts===
 
===Battle of Hogwarts===
{{Dialogue a-b|Percy|Hello, Minister! Did I mention I’m resigning?|Fred|You’re joking, Perce! You actually ''are'' joking, Percy… I don’t think I’ve heard you joke since you were-|Percy duels [[Pius Thicknesse]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Percy|Hello, Minister! Did I mention I’m resigning?|Fred|You’re joking, Perce! You actually ''are'' joking, Percy… I don’t think I’ve heard you joke since you were-|Percy duels [[Pius Thicknesse]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}[[File:Weasleys_after_battle.jpg|thumb|left|240px|Percy with his family after the Battle]]
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During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Percy and Fred fought alongside with each other. Percy was [[duel]]ling [[Pius Thicknesse]], and in the middle of the battle, he jokingly told the Minister he was resigning. Fred was surprised with his brother for making a joke after so long - but the joyous mood was shattered when an explosion destroyed part of the corridor they were in and killed Fred. Percy, grief-stricken, refused to leave his brother's body until Harry and Ron helped him store it safely in a wall niche. Full of anger and sorrow, Percy stormed back into battle, charging after Death Eater [[Augustus Rookwood]], who was attacking a group of students further down the corridor. Prior to the final duel between Harry and Lord Voldemort, Percy joined forces with his father to floor Thicknesse.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
   
[[File:Combatent.jpg|thumb|Percy with his family at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]]]
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===Later life===
During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Percy and Fred fought alongside with each other. Percy was [[duel]]ling [[Pius Thicknesse]], and in the middle of the battle, he jokingly told the Minister he was resigning. Fred was surprised with his brother for making a joke after so long - but the joyous mood was shattered when an explosion destroyed part of the corridor they were in and killed Fred. Percy, grief-stricken, refused to leave his brother's body until Harry and Ron helped him store it safely in a wall niche. Full of anger and sorrow, Percy stormed back into battle, charging after Death Eater [[Augustus Rookwood]], who was attacking a group of students further down the corridor. Prior to the final duel between Harry and Lord Voldemort, Percy joined forces with his father to floor Thicknesse.<ref name=DH>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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Following the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]], Percy returned to the now-reformed Ministry of Magic, and became Head of the [[Department of Magical Transportation]]<ref name="PMritaskeeter" /> under new [[Minister for Magic]] [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]].<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1156 J.K. Rowling Web Chat, 30th July]</ref>
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On [[11 July]] [[2014]], Percy attended and frowned as he watched the final of the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup]], where [[Rita Skeeter]] noticed he had "aged considerably since the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]" and was "greying and balding".
===After the war===
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Percy eventually married a woman named [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey]], and the couple had two daughters, [[Molly Weasley II|Molly]] and [[Lucy Weasley|Lucy]].<ref name="WFT">[http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article3105517.ece Times Online - The Unwritten Story of Harry's Friends and Their Children]</ref> On 1 September, [[2017]], he was present on [[Platform Nine and Three-Quarters|Platform 9¾]], discussing [[broomstick|broom]] regulations, presumably seeing off one or both of his daughters to school. <ref name="DH" />
[[File:Weasleys_after_battle.jpg|thumb|left|Percy with his family after the Battle]]Following the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]], Percy returned to the now-reformed Ministry of Magic, and became a high-ranking official under new [[Minister for Magic]] [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]].<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1156 J.K. Rowling Web Chat, 30th July]</ref> Percy eventually married a woman named [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey]], and the couple had two daughters, [[Molly Weasley II|Molly]] and [[Lucy Weasley|Lucy]].<ref name=WFT>[http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article3105517.ece Times Online - The Unwritten Story of Harry's Friends and Their Children]</ref> On September 1st, [[2017]], he was present on [[Platform Nine and Three-Quarters|Platform 9¾]], discussing [[broomstick|broom]] regulations, presumably seeing off one or both of his daughters to school. As he is seen talking about broom regulations it is very likely that he was working for the Department of Magical Transportation in the Ministry. <ref name=DH />
 
   
 
==Physical description==
 
==Physical description==
[[File:Percy POA.jpg|thumb|left|306px|Percy Weasley in his seventh year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].]]
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[[File:Percy_POA.jpg|thumb|136px|Percy Weasley in his seventh year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]].]]
 
Percy was tall and thin, like his [[Arthur Weasley|father]] and brothers [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and with the vivid red hair and freckles characteristic of the [[Weasley family]]. He wore horn-rimmed glasses, and also tried to carry himself in a dignified manner, although he usually came off looking pretentious and silly.
 
Percy was tall and thin, like his [[Arthur Weasley|father]] and brothers [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and with the vivid red hair and freckles characteristic of the [[Weasley family]]. He wore horn-rimmed glasses, and also tried to carry himself in a dignified manner, although he usually came off looking pretentious and silly.
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By [[2014]], [[Rita Skeeter]] noticed Percy had "aged considerably since the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]" and was "greying and balding".
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
 
{{Quote|Percy wouldn't recognise a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing [[Dobby]]'s tea-cosy.|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|Percy wouldn't recognise a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing [[Dobby]]'s tea-cosy.|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
Percy was extremely ambitious and dedicated to his goals, which was apparently to become [[Minister for Magic]].<ref name=CS /> A stickler for rules and regulations, he respected authority, and when he attained it himself, expected respect in return. However, Percy usually came off as seeming arrogant or pompous since he constantly tried to look and sound dignified, including calling his parents "Mother" and "Father" rather than "Mum" and "Dad" like the rest of his siblings.<ref name=PA />
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Percy was extremely ambitious and dedicated to his goals, which was apparently to become [[Minister for Magic]].<ref name="CS" /> A stickler for rules and regulations, he respected authority, and when he attained it himself, expected respect in return. However, Percy usually just seemed affected and self-important since he constantly tried to look and sound dignified, including calling his parents "Mother" and "Father" rather than "Mum" and "Dad" like the rest of his siblings.<ref name="PA" />
   
Percy was also highly opinionated, and made loud comments regarding the [[Sirius Black]] situation and the measures he would suggest when he made it into the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].<ref name=PA /> He was also very dismissive of [[Ludovic Bagman|Ludo Bagman]]'s skills in running the [[Department of Magical Games and Sports]] when compared to Mr. Crouch, but that didn't stop him attempting to make a good impression in front of him when he met him at the Quidditch World Cup.<ref name=GF />
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Percy was also highly opinionated, and made loud comments regarding the [[Sirius Black]] situation and the measures he would suggest when he made it into the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].<ref name="PA" /> He was also very dismissive of [[Ludovic Bagman|Ludo Bagman]]'s skills in running the [[Department of Magical Games and Sports]] when compared to Mr. Crouch, but that didn't stop him attempting to make a good impression in front of him when he met him at the Quidditch World Cup.<ref name="GF" />
   
Percy was extremely pompous, stiff-necked and always very serious; he took himself very seriously and was often the butt of pranks and jokes played on him by his fun-loving siblings. However, he showed rare flashes of a sense of humour when joking with [[Penelope Clearwater]] over sabotaging Harry's Firebolt,<ref name=GF /> and when [[duel]]ling Pius Thicknesse during the Battle of Hogwarts.<ref name=DH />
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Percy was extremely pompous and stiff-necked; he took himself very seriously and was often the butt of pranks and jokes played on him by his fun-loving siblings. However, he showed rare glimmerings of a sense of humour when joking with [[Penelope Clearwater]] over sabotaging Harry's broomstick,<ref name="GF" /> and when [[duel]]ling Pius Thicknesse during the Battle of Hogwarts.<ref name="DH" />
   
 
Percy could be snobby and bossy at times as Fred and George have said, but he also cares about his family at the end, although sometimes when it's too late. He is also very pompous and when he wants to get something he sometimes only cares about himself rather than his family.  
 
Percy could be snobby and bossy at times as Fred and George have said, but he also cares about his family at the end, although sometimes when it's too late. He is also very pompous and when he wants to get something he sometimes only cares about himself rather than his family.  
   
Percy proved himself to be very much of a social climber. He wanted to achieve prominence at the Ministry, choosing to dedicate himself to the institution and abandoning his family when they chose to rebel against the Ministry. His love of order and rules and obedience to authorities blinded him to the truth about Lord Voldemort's return. It even made him miss out three important events of his family: the joining of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], a visit to his [[Attack on Arthur Weasley|injured]] [[Arthur Weasley|father]],<ref name=OP /> and his [[William Weasley|eldest brother]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]]. It was only when the Ministry fell and was taken over by the Death Eaters that Percy reconciled with his family.<ref name="DH" />
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Percy proved himself to be very much of a social climber. He wanted to achieve prominence at the Ministry, choosing to dedicate himself to the institution and abandoning his family when they chose to rebel against the Ministry. His love of order and rules and obedience to authorities blinded him to the truth about Lord Voldemort's return. It even made him miss out three important events of his family: the joining of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], a visit to his [[Attack on Arthur Weasley|injured]] [[Arthur Weasley|father]],<ref name="OP" /> and his [[William Weasley|eldest brother]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]]. It was only when the Ministry fell and was taken over by the Death Eaters that Percy reconciled with his family.<ref name="DH" />
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Despite his normal determination to maintain proper behaviour, Percy was an avid fan of [[Quidditch]] and could sometimes forget decorum in demonstrating his enthusiasm for it. In the [[1993-1994 school year]], he made 10 Galleon bet with Penelope Clearwater that Gryffindor would win the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match, despite the fact that he didn't have ten Galleons at the time.<ref name="PA13">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 13 - (''Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw'')</ref> Later that year, when Gryffindor won the final match of the season, vs. [[Slytherin]], Percy jumped "up and down like a maniac, all dignity forgotten."<ref name="PA15">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Chapter 15 - (''The Quidditch Final'')</ref>
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
Percy was a skilled wizard. He earned an [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|OWL]] and [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|NEWT]] in every exam he took.
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Percy was a skilled wizard. He earned an [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] and [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T]]. in every exam he took.
 
[[File:Percy's_Wand.jpg|thumb|Percy's wand]]
 
[[File:Percy's_Wand.jpg|thumb|Percy's wand]]
*'''Apparition''': Percy received his Apparition licence.
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*'''[[Apparition]]''': Percy received his Apparition licence.
*'''Duellist''': During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Percy duelled [[Pius Thicknesse]] and defeated him.
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*'''[[Duelling|Duellist]]''': During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Percy duelled [[Pius Thicknesse]] and defeated him.
*'''Transfiguration''': During his duel with Thicknesse, Percy transfigured him into a sea urchin, which is human Transfiguration, a very difficult branch of Transfiguration.
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{{Quote|Thicknesse had fallen to the ground with tiny spikes erupting all over him; he seemed to be turning into some form of sea urchin.|Percy transfigures [[Thicknesse]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] |Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': During his duel with Thicknesse, Percy transfigured him into a sea urchin, which is human Transfiguration, a very difficult branch of Transfiguration.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Family===
 
===Family===
 
{{Quote|Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.|[[Hermione Granger]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.|[[Hermione Granger]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
[[File:Normal poahighres49.jpg|right|thumb|300px|The [[Weasley family]].]]
 
   
Percy was quite different in temperament from his family members, which impacted this relationships with them. His academic studies and responsible nature earned him praise and adoration in the eyes of his mother and father, although even [[Arthur Weasley|Mr. Weasley]] was not above having a small laugh at the expense of his son's stuffiness.<ref name=PA /> However, his behaviour alienated him from his younger siblings, especially [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]], who were the exact opposite of him. Because of this, Percy was a constant butt of their jokes and pranks, including bewitching his prefect and Head Boy badges to read ''Pinhead''<ref name=CS /> and ''Bighead Boy''<ref name=PA /> respectively, and sending [[dragon]] dung to his office at the Ministry.<ref name=GF /> However, the twins' pranks were generally good-natured ribbing at his expense - during Christmas in [[1991]], the twins forbade him from sitting with the other prefects, noting that Christmas was a time for family.<ref name=PS /> He tried to be a role-model for [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], but they took after the fun-loving twins.
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[[File:Normal_poahighres49.jpg|thumb|left|230px|The [[Weasley family]]]]
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Percy was quite different in temperament from his family members, which impacted this relationships with them. His academic studies and responsible nature earned him praise and adoration in the eyes of his mother and father, although even [[Arthur Weasley|Mr. Weasley]] was not above having a small laugh at the expense of his son's stuffiness.<ref name="PA" /> However, his behaviour alienated him from his younger siblings, especially [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]], who were the exact opposite of him. Because of this, Percy was a constant butt of their jokes and pranks, including bewitching his prefect and Head Boy badges to read ''Pinhead''<ref name="CS" /> and ''Bighead Boy''<ref name="PA" /> respectively, and sending [[dragon]] dung to his office at the Ministry.<ref name="GF" /> However, the twins' pranks were generally good-natured ribbing at his expense - during Christmas in [[1991]], the twins forbade him from sitting with the other prefects, noting that Christmas was a time for family.<ref name="PS" /> He tried to be a role-model for [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], but they took after the fun-loving twins.
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In [[1995]], he broke off all ties with his family following an argument with his father over his promotion to Junior Assistant to Fudge. Proud and ambitious, he could not conceive that Fudge would be using him to spy on Dumbledore. He could also not see that both the Ministry and the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' were not telling the public the truth over the return of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. When the truth was revealed, he felt shamed about his actions and guiltily shunned his family until the moment that he might have lost them during the Battle of Hogwarts, even though he had been wanting to apologise to them for some time.
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[[File:Normal_PDVD_2491.jpg|thumb|230px|The [[Weasley family]] in [[1992]].]]
   
In [[1995]], he broke off all ties with his family following an argument with his father over his promotion to Junior Assistant to Fudge. Proud and ambitious, he could not conceive that Fudge would be using him to spy on Dumbledore. He could also not see that both the Ministry and the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' were not telling the public the truth over the return of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. When the truth was revealed, he felt shamed about his actions and guiltily shunned his family until the moment that he might have lost them during the Battle of Hogwarts, even though he had been wanting to apologise to them for some time.
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Curiously enough, while it was the twins who were the most angry at him within the family, constantly telling the others that he was no good and to forget about him, it was also Fred and George who were the first to forgive him and welcome him back to the family. Fred was the first to forgive him, while George seemed to carry on as if the split had never occurred, and made a small joke about Percy having been a prefect.<ref name="DH" />
[[File:Normal PDVD 2491.jpg‎|left|thumb|210px|The [[Weasley family]] in [[1992]].]]
 
   
Curiously enough, while it was the twins who led the anti-Percy movement within the family, constantly telling the others that he was no good and to forget about him, it was also Fred and George who were the first to forgive him and welcome him back to the family. Fred was the first to forgive him, while George seemed to carry on as if the split had never occurred, and made a small joke about Percy having been a prefect.<ref name=DH />
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[[File:Tumblr_m7m94eOQ6r1rtzpsxo1_500.jpg|thumb|left|230px|The Weasley family gathered round Fred's dead body]]
   
Over the years, Percy was particularly proud and protective of his youngest brother, Ron. During Ron's first year, Percy was extremely proud that he had beaten [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]]'s enchanted chess set that guarded the [[Philosopher's Stone]].<ref name=PS /> During the Second Task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], he rushed to help him from the lake after he had been rescued by Harry Potter.<ref name=GF /> After severing ties with his family, Ron was the only one he contacted, congratulating him on becoming a prefect, and urging him to cut his ties with Harry Potter so that he would not be dragged down with him.<ref name=OP /> Finally, in the brief ceasefire allowed to them by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Percy comforted Ron following Fred's death. Through the marriage of his brother [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]], Percy became brother-in-law to [[Fleur Delacour]].<ref name=DH />
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Over the years, Percy was particularly proud and protective of his youngest brother, Ron. During Ron's first year, Percy was extremely proud that he had beaten [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]]'s enchanted chess set that guarded the [[Philosopher's Stone]].<ref name="PS" /> During the Second Task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], he rushed to help him from the lake after he had been rescued by Harry Potter.<ref name="GF" /> After severing ties with his family, Ron was the only one he contacted, congratulating him on becoming a prefect, and urging him to cut his ties with Harry Potter so that he would not be dragged down with him.<ref name="OP" /> Finally, in the brief ceasefire allowed to them by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Percy comforted Ron following Fred's death. Through the marriage of his brother [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]], Percy became brother-in-law to [[Fleur Delacour]].<ref name="DH" />
   
 
===Penelope Clearwater===
 
===Penelope Clearwater===
[[File:Pepe4.jpg|thumb|Penelope Clearwater, his Hogwarts girlfriend]]
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{{Quote|He's been meeting her all over the school in secret. I walked in on them kissing in an empty classroom one day. He was so upset when she was — you know — attacked. You won't tease him, will you?|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] on Percy and Penelope|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
{{Quote|He's been meeting her all over the school in secret. I walked in on them kissing in an empty classroom one day. He was so upset when she was - you know - attacked. You won't tease him, will you?|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] on Percy and Penelope|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
   
Percy began dating [[Penelope Clearwater]], a fellow [[prefect]], sometime during his fifth year. She boosted his morale by a ton, and he flaunted himself even more, though he kept his relationship secret from his family, not wanted to be laughed at by anyone else. They would meet in deserted classrooms to kiss, but were caught once by Percy's sister, Ginny. Percy was distraught when Penelope was [[petrification|petrified]] in [[1993]], and immensely relieved when she was cured by Professor Sprout's Mandrake potion. The secrecy was broken when Ginny revealed the truth to her brothers, asking them not to tease Percy over the fact, which they did anyway.<ref name=CS />
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[[File:Pepe4.jpg|thumb|130px|Penelope Clearwater, his Hogwarts girlfriend]]
   
With the secret out, Percy and Penelope appeared in public together, and he kept a photo of her. During his stay at the [[Leaky Cauldron]] before the start of his seventh year, he accused Ron of dripping tea on it.<ref name=PA /> He met her on Platform , showing off his Head Boy badge, and, later in the year, wagered ten [[Galleon]]s on the outcome of the [[Gryffindor]] - [[Ravenclaw]] match, despite not actually having ten galleons. He playfully remarked to her about sabotaging Harry's [[Harry Potter's Firebolt broomstick|Firebolt]] when she asked if she could touch it.<ref name=PA />
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Percy began dating [[Penelope Clearwater]], a fellow [[prefect]], sometime during his fifth year. She boosted his morale by a ton, and he flaunted himself even more, though he kept his relationship secret from his family, not wanted to be laughed at by anyone else. They would meet in deserted classrooms to kiss, but were caught once by Percy's sister, Ginny. Percy was distraught when Penelope was [[petrification|petrified]] in [[1993]], and immensely relieved when she was cured by Professor Sprout's Mandrake potion. The secrecy was broken when Ginny revealed the truth to her brothers, asking them not to tease Percy over the fact, which they did anyway.<ref name="CS" />
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With the secret out, Percy and Penelope appeared in public together, and he kept a photo of her. During his stay at the [[Leaky Cauldron]] before the start of his seventh year, he accused Ron of dripping tea on it.<ref name="PA" /> He met her on Platform 9¾, showing off his Head Boy badge, and, later in the year, wagered ten [[Galleon]]s on the outcome of the [[Gryffindor]] - [[Ravenclaw]] match, despite not actually having ten galleons. He playfully remarked to her about sabotaging Harry's [[Harry Potter's Firebolt broomstick|Firebolt]] when she asked if she could touch it.<ref name="PA" />
   
 
They presumably broke up later, as Percy married [[Audrey Weasley|another woman]].
 
They presumably broke up later, as Percy married [[Audrey Weasley|another woman]].
   
 
===Harry Potter===
 
===Harry Potter===
[[File:Harry_Potter_(HBP_promo)_1.jpg|thumb|left|120px|Harry Potter, his brother-in-law]]
 
 
{{Quote|Well done, Harry! Ten Galleons to me! Must find Penelope, excuse me.|Percy Weasley talking about Harry's performance in a [[Quidditch]] match.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|Well done, Harry! Ten Galleons to me! Must find Penelope, excuse me.|Percy Weasley talking about Harry's performance in a [[Quidditch]] match.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
[[Harry Potter]] first met Percy Weasley at [[King's Cross Station]] when he saw him go through the barrier to [[Platform Nine and Three-Quarters|Platform 9¾]].<ref name=PS /> In Harry's second year, Percy offered Harry some advice regarding his choice of subjects that he would take in the third year.<ref name=PA /> For the most part, Percy liked Harry, and awarded him full marks during the [[Triwizard Tournament]] when he stood in for [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] during the Second Task.<ref name=GF /> While Harry was also generally friendly towards Percy — although he frequently laughed at Fred and George's pranks — he also felt that he had always liked Percy the least of all the Weasleys after he abandoned his family, possibly due to his somewhat pompous nature.<ref name=OP />
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[[File:Harry_Potter_(HBP_promo)_1.jpg|thumb|left|155px|Harry Potter, his brother-in-law]]
   
However, in Harry's fifth year, when the Ministry began publishing articles about Harry being "a liar and very violent", Percy bought into it, wanting to be obedient to [[Cornelius Fudge]]. He considered Harry a bad influence for Ron and sent him [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|a letter]] encouraging him to sever ties with Harry and to stay on Umbridge's good side so that he could become eligible for [[Head Boy]]ship in a few years. Although Harry attempted to make light of the letter's content, Ron promptly tore it to pieces and threw it in the fire, calling Percy "the world's biggest git". At that point, Harry hated Percy for not believing in him, for not giving him recognition in [[Disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter|the disciplinary hearing]], and for accepting Fudge's mockeries.<ref name=OP /> Percy finally came to his senses when the Ministry fell to Voldemort, and he fought alongside Harry in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
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[[Harry Potter]] first met Percy Weasley at [[King's Cross Station]] when he saw him go through the barrier to [[Platform Nine and Three-Quarters|Platform 9¾]].<ref name="PS" /> In Harry's second year, Percy offered Harry some advice regarding his choice of subjects that he would take in the third year.<ref name="PA" /> For the most part, Percy liked Harry, and awarded him full marks during the [[Triwizard Tournament]] when he stood in for [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] during the Second Task.<ref name="GF" /> While Harry was also generally friendly towards Percy although he frequently laughed at Fred and George's pranks he also felt that he had always liked Percy the least of all the Weasleys after he abandoned his family, possibly due to his somewhat pompous nature.<ref name="OP" />
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However, in Harry's fifth year, when the Ministry began publishing articles about Harry being "a liar and very violent", Percy bought into it, wanting to be obedient to [[Cornelius Fudge]]. He considered Harry a bad influence for Ron and sent him [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|a letter]] encouraging him to sever ties with Harry and to stay on Umbridge's good side so that he could become eligible for [[Head Boy]]ship in a few years. Although Harry attempted to make light of the letter's content, Ron promptly tore it to pieces and threw it in the fire, calling Percy "the world's biggest git". At that point, Harry hated Percy for not believing in him, for not giving him recognition in [[Disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter|the disciplinary hearing]], and for accepting Fudge's mockeries.<ref name="OP" /> Percy finally came to his senses when the Ministry fell to Voldemort, and he fought alongside Harry in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
   
 
They later became brothers-in-law through Harry's marriage to Ginny, although their relationship apparently remained relatively distant. After the [[Second Wizarding War|war]], while seeing both of his sons go to Hogwarts, Harry thought he overheard Percy talking loudly about [[broomstick regulations]], and was glad to have the excuse not to stop and say hello, though not out of spite.
 
They later became brothers-in-law through Harry's marriage to Ginny, although their relationship apparently remained relatively distant. After the [[Second Wizarding War|war]], while seeing both of his sons go to Hogwarts, Harry thought he overheard Percy talking loudly about [[broomstick regulations]], and was glad to have the excuse not to stop and say hello, though not out of spite.
   
 
===Hermione Granger===
 
===Hermione Granger===
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[[File:Hermione_Granger.png|thumb|150px|Hermione Granger]]
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From 1991-1994, Percy was on very good terms with [[Hermione Granger]], due to their academic brilliance and strong work ethic. Just after her Sorting, Hermione talked to Percy about her enthusiasm about learning magic, particularly [[Transfiguration]], and it is likely that she admired him for being a Prefect, and being as academically brilliant as her. It is mentioned that Hermione got on with Percy better than the rest of the Weasleys. Their bond was broken after the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, when Percy condemned his boss's house-elf [[Winky]], and Hermione was angry at his unfairness, having recently realised how badly house-elves were treated. They were never again as close, and when Percy broke ties with his family, this generally included Hermione as she was closely associated with the Weasleys and Harry. Hermione eventually became Percy's sister-in-law, and the relationship between them is unknown.
 
From 1991-1994, Percy was on very good terms with [[Hermione Granger]], due to their academic brilliance and strong work ethic. Just after her Sorting, Hermione talked to Percy about her enthusiasm about learning magic, particularly [[Transfiguration]], and it is likely that she admired him for being a Prefect, and being as academically brilliant as her. It is mentioned that Hermione got on with Percy better than the rest of the Weasleys. Their bond was broken after the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, when Percy condemned his boss's house-elf [[Winky]], and Hermione was angry at his unfairness, having recently realised how badly house-elves were treated. They were never again as close, and when Percy broke ties with his family, this generally included Hermione as she was closely associated with the Weasleys and Harry. Hermione eventually became Percy's sister-in-law, and the relationship between them is unknown.
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===Cornelius Fudge===
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[[File:Cornelius_Fudge.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Cornelius Fudge]]
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[[Cornelius Fudge]] originally looked down on Percy and his [[Weasley family|family]], due to their lack of wealth and having more affiliation with Muggles.
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However, in 1995, Fudge promoted Percy to become his Junior Minister. This was an attempt to spy on the Weasley family and through them, Albus Dumbledore, but Percy's defection from his family made it pointless. However, Percy commented in his [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|letter]] to his younger brother [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] that the Minister would not be more gracious to him for this defection, and he agreed with Fudge on that Harry was violent and disturbed and Dumbledore is plotting to overthrow Fudge when the Ministry began publishing articles, leading to a quarrel with his family (even his father). Over the final year of Fudge's term as Minister, he kept using Percy as the court scribe for both [[Disciplinary hearing of Harry Potter|Harry's disciplinary hearing]] and the [[Dumbledore's Army#Discovery|discovery of Dumbledore's Army]]. Percy, during both moments, heartily agreed with Fudge's decisions, and laughed when Fudge made insulting mockeries at Harry and Dumbledore. When Fudge's folly had been exposed and he was forced to resign as Minister in disgrace, Percy remained loyal to the Ministry, but did not show any sympathy for or against Fudge's dismissal.
   
 
===Audrey Weasley===
 
===Audrey Weasley===
In later life, Percy married a woman named [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey]], and the couple had two children, [[Molly Weasley II|Molly]] and [[Lucy Weasley|Lucy]].<ref name=WFT />
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In later life, Percy married a woman named [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey]], and the couple had two children, [[Molly Weasley II|Molly]] and [[Lucy Weasley|Lucy]].<ref name="WFT" />
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Wikipedia:Percy (given name)|Percy]] is a short form of the name ''[[Wikipedia:Percival|Percival]]'', which is derived from Old French, meaning "pierce the veil". It was the name of one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. This may be a pattern in names in the [[Weasley family]], as Percy's [[Arthur Weasley|father]] is named ''[[Wikipedia:King Arthur|Arthur]]'' and his [[Ginevra Weasley|sister]] is named ''Ginevra'', a version of [[Wikipedia:Guinevere|Guinevere]]. Percival is also one of [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s middle names, and Albus formerly had reddish (auburn) hair, suggesting a possible link between the two families. It can also be short for Perseus, which is derived from Ancient Greek, meaning "destroyer." It could possibly be clues for him destroying his relationship with his family.
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[[Wikipedia:Percy (given name)|Percy]] is a short form of the name ''{{wplink|Percival}}'', which is derived from Old French, meaning "pierce the veil". It was the name of one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. This may be a pattern in names in the [[Weasley family]], as Percy's [[Arthur Weasley|father]] is named ''[[Wikipedia:King Arthur|Arthur]]'' and his [[Ginevra Weasley|sister]] is named ''Ginevra'', a version of [[Wikipedia:Guinevere|Guinevere]]. Percival is also one of [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s middle names, and Albus formerly had reddish (auburn) hair, suggesting a possible link between the two families. It can also be short for Perseus, which is derived from Ancient Greek, meaning "destroyer." It could possibly be clues for him destroying his relationship with his family.
   
 
The namesake for Percy's middle name, Ignatius, was likely his [[Molly Weasley|mother]]'s uncle [[Ignatius Prewett]]<ref>[[Sirius Black]] stated in Ch. 6 of ''Order of the Phoenix'' that Molly Weasley was his "cousin by marriage". This means that Ignatius could not have been Molly, Fabian, and Gideon's father, as this would have made them first cousins by blood of Sirius. Ignatius was Sirius's uncle by marriage, and if Molly was his niece, this could explain Sirius's comment. See this [[Talk:Ignatius Prewett|talk page]] for more information.</ref>. Ignatius is a Roman name altered from its original Etruscan to resemble the Latin ''ignis'', meaning "fire". It was the name of several saints, including the founder of the Jesuits.<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/ignatius Behind the Name: Ignatius]</ref>
 
The namesake for Percy's middle name, Ignatius, was likely his [[Molly Weasley|mother]]'s uncle [[Ignatius Prewett]]<ref>[[Sirius Black]] stated in Ch. 6 of ''Order of the Phoenix'' that Molly Weasley was his "cousin by marriage". This means that Ignatius could not have been Molly, Fabian, and Gideon's father, as this would have made them first cousins by blood of Sirius. Ignatius was Sirius's uncle by marriage, and if Molly was his niece, this could explain Sirius's comment. See this [[Talk:Ignatius Prewett|talk page]] for more information.</ref>. Ignatius is a Roman name altered from its original Etruscan to resemble the Latin ''ignis'', meaning "fire". It was the name of several saints, including the founder of the Jesuits.<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/ignatius Behind the Name: Ignatius]</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:Ecry.jpg|thumb|Percy as a [[LEGO Harry Potter|LEGO]] mini-figure.]]
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[[File:Ecry.jpg|thumb|200px|Percy as a [[LEGO Harry Potter|LEGO]] mini-figure.]]
 
*Percy is portrayed by [[New Zealand]] actor [[Chris Rankin]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Chamber of Secrets]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Order of the Phoenix]]'',''' '''''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]''.
 
*Percy is portrayed by [[New Zealand]] actor [[Chris Rankin]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Chamber of Secrets]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Order of the Phoenix]]'',''' '''''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]''.
 
*In the ''Harry Potter'' [[Harry Potter films|films]], Percy is shown without glasses.
 
*In the ''Harry Potter'' [[Harry Potter films|films]], Percy is shown without glasses.
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Percy WeasleyDH2
Percy Ignatius Weasley
Biographical information
Born

22 August, 1976[1], Great Britain

Blood status

Pure-blood

Marital status

Married

Also known as
  • Peter Weasley (by Draco Malfoy)
  • Weatherby (by Bartemius Crouch Sr.)
  • Perce (by his family)
Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Red; greying and balding (as of 2014).[2].

Eye colour

Blue

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Occupation
House

Gryffindor

Loyalty
"Course, he's very ambitious, Percy, he's got it all planned out ... he wants to be Minister for Magic ..."
Ron Weasley on Percy[src]

Percy Ignatius Weasley (b. 22 August, 1976) was a pure-blood wizard, the third child of Arthur and Molly Weasley (née Prewett), the younger brother of Bill and Charlie and the older brother of Ron, Ginny, George Weasley and the late Fred Weasley. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1987 to 1994, and was both a prefect and Head Boy. He took the rules very seriously, and did not believe that Fred and George would get very far with their jokes. It was also once stated by his brother Ron that "Percy wouldn't know a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby's tea cosy". A high achiever, he went to work at the Ministry of Magic after leaving school, working in the Department of International Magical Cooperation under Barty Crouch Sr. and later as Junior Assistant to the Minister for Magic himself.

However, Percy's rise through the Ministry caused a rift between him and his family following the return of Lord Voldemort. His father thought that his promotion to Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge's office was a plot by the Minister to keep tabs on the Weasleys, and through them, Albus Dumbledore. Percy denied this and remained steadfastly loyal to the Ministry's line that Voldemort was not back, estranging himself from his family and furthermore condemning them for their support of and affiliation with Albus Dumbledore and the Order of the Phoenix. Even though the Ministry did accept that the Dark Lord had indeed returned following the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Percy's pride stopped him from reconciling with his family. After the fall of the Ministry to the Death Eaters in 1997, Percy was finally made to see sense and was ready to accept that he had been wrong the whole time about the return of Lord Voldemort. Percy was tipped off by Aberforth Dumbledore about the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 and finally made up with his family. He survived the battle but was grief-stricken over the death of his brother Fred, whom he was fighting alongside and was determined to avenge.

Following the downfall of Voldemort, Percy returned to work for the Ministry and became Head of the Department of Magical Transportation[3] under the new Minister for Magic, Kingsley Shacklebolt. He married a woman named Audrey and had two daughters, Molly named after her paternal grandmother and Lucy.

BiographyEdit

Early life and Hogwarts yearsEdit

"Oh, are you a prefect, Percy? You should've said something, we had no idea"
Fred or George Weasley[src]
Percy Prefect

Percy as a Prefect.

Percy grew up at the Weasley family home, the Burrow, in Ottery St. Catchpole, Devon, England, where he was taught by his mother[4]. He started at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in September of 1987 and was sorted into Gryffindor House, where he shared a dormitory with Oliver Wood. An academically gifted student, he was made prefect in his fifth year. As a reward for this, Percy was given a Screech Owl - whom he named Hermes, and new robes by his parents. His previous pet, a rat named Scabbers, was handed down to his younger brother, Ron.

In his new duties as a prefect, Percy was responsible for the new first -year Gryffindors, including bringing them to their dormitories on the first day, and to lead them to safety during Halloween in 1991, following the arrival of a troll in the dungeons. He remained at Hogwarts during the Christmas period in 1991, and sat his O.W.Ls at the end of the year.[5] At some point in his fifth or sixth year, Percy began dating Penelope Clearwater, a Ravenclaw prefect, though he kept it a secret from his family, most likely to prevent his twin brothers Fred and George from mercilessly teasing him (which they did most of the time).[6]

1992Edit

Draco Malfoy: "That Peter Weasley —"
Ron: "Percy."
Draco Malfoy: "Whatever, I've noticed him sneaking around a lot lately. And I bet I know what he's up to. He thinks he's going to catch Slytherin's heir single-handed."
— Draco Malfoy expresses his opinion that Percy is looking to catch the Heir of Slytherin.[src]
Percy

Percy patrolling Hogwarts.

Percy spent much of the summer of 1992 in his room exchanging letters with Penelope, and his family only saw him at mealtimes. He obtained top grades in his O.W.Ls, but hardly gloated over the fact. The behaviour was noted by his siblings, who found it strange, though they did not know it was due to his new romance with Penelope then.

Back at school, Percy's duties as prefect led him into conflict with his brothers when he caught Ron in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom, and Fred and George's loud, sarcastic proclamations over Harry Potter being the Heir of Slytherin. He tried to look out for his sister, Ginny, once forcing her to take Pepperup Potion because she looked ill, and by trying to assuage her fears that Ron's behaviour would get him expelled.

Due to the attacking of students with following the opening of the Chamber of Secrets, Percy, like the other prefects, was required to patrol the castle to maintain order and report anything suspicious. He would also sneak into empty classrooms to be with Penelope, so as to be away from the prying eyes of his siblings, but was caught on one occasion by his youngest sister Ginny. He swore her to secrecy, and in doing so, was inadvertently responsible for the events at the end of that school year, as he prevented Ginny from telling Ron and Harry about her involvement with the Chamber of Secrets, thinking that she was telling them about him and Penelope.

Percy also advised Harry on his choice of subjects for his third year, and later suffered an immense shock when Penelope was petrified by Slytherin's monster. Later, he wrote to his parents to inform them that Ginny had been taken into the Chamber. He was reunited with Penelope after Professor Sprout's Mandrake potion restored those petrified to their normal state, and Ginny, who was saved from Tom Marvolo Riddle and the Chamber of Secrets by Harry. However, his relationship with Penelope was exposed as Ginny finally revealed it to Harry, Ron, and Fred and George on the train ride home.[6].

1993Edit

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Weasley family in Egypt

Percy spent the summer of 1993 in Egypt with his family visiting his eldest brother, Bill, after his father won 700 Galleons in the Daily Prophet Annual Grand Prize Draw. He also learned that he was made Head Boy, which he was very pleased about. That year, when Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was under a constant threat of attack by Sirius Black, he prided himself in helping with security, being trusted wholly by Albus Dumbledore to keep the students safe. When Sirius Black attempted to break into Gryffindor Tower during the year, Percy was left in charge of the students when they all camped out in the Great Hall while the teachers searched the castle. At the end of the year, Percy sat his N.E.W.Ts, and graduated from Hogwarts with perfect scores in all his subjects, and with an ambition of working for the Ministry of Magic.[7]

Working for the MinistryEdit

Harry Potter: "Percy's enjoying work, then?"
Ron Weasley: "Enjoying it? I don't reckon he'd come home if Dad didn't make him."
— Harry and Ron on Percy's new job[src]
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Percy Weasley

After leaving school, Percy went to work at the Ministry of Magic, just as he had planned to, and was assigned to the Department of International Magical Cooperation under Bartemius Crouch Sr.. During the summer of 1994, Percy worked diligently under Crouch, a man whom he admired and respected for his strict adherence to rules and his perfectionist attitude towards his work. He was responsible for authoring a report on standardising cauldron thickness, and learned about the plans for the Triwizard Tournament, which he took great delight with in hinting about to his younger siblings. Two weeks before the Quidditch World Cup, Percy passed his Apparition test, and took to Apparating downstairs to breakfast every morning just to prove he could do it.

Along with the rest of his family, he attended the Quidditch World Cup, and was embarrassed when Mr. Crouch addressed him as "Weatherby" in front of his family. When Death Eaters caused panic after the Cup ended, Percy assisted the Ministry alongside with his older brothers and father, and got a bloody nose during the job. In the weeks that followed, Percy had to work doubly hard at the Ministry to cope with the large number of Howlers that crossed his desk from the disgruntled and frightened public.

Prior to the Christmas of 1994, Percy was promoted to Mr. Crouch's personal assistant, and began taking orders from him via Owl post. Crouch was supposedly ill and taking time off to recover, and it was being blamed on the stress caused by the debacle following the Quidditch World Cup . Percy took over some of Crouch's official duties, and attended the Yule Ball at Hogwarts on his behalf. In February, he presided as a judge for the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, once again filling in for Crouch.

However, the discovery of a confused Crouch in the Forbidden Forest caused a stir in the Ministry. It was believed by some that he may not have been acting under his own accord, and that his instructions may have been written by someone else. Percy was called in for questioning over the affair since he had been, supposedly following Crouch's instructions, and was not allowed to take Crouch's place as judge for the Third Task, with Cornelius Fudge being sent in to fill Crouch's place instead.[8] An inquiry was held, and Percy got into trouble since it was felt that he should have realised that something was amiss with Crouch and informed a superior.[9]

Disowning his familyEdit

Fred: "Percy and Dad had a row. I've never seen Dad row with anyone like that. It's normally Mum who shouts..."
Ron: "Percy came home and told us he'd been promoted... He expected Dad to be all impressed, I think."
Fred: "Only Dad wasn’t..."
Ron: "He went completely berserk... He said Dad was an idiot to run around with Dumbledore, that Dumbledore was heading for big trouble and Dad was going to go down with him, and that he - Percy - knew where his loyalty lay and it was with the Ministry. And if Mum and Dad were going to become traitors to the Ministry he was going to make sure everyone knew he didn’t belong to our family any more. And he packed his bags the same night and left. He's living here in London now."
Fred and Ron recounting Percy's row with their father[src]
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Percy with Harry Potter in Dumbledore's office.

When Cornelius Fudge did not believe Harry Potter's claim that Lord Voldemort was back, he thought that Dumbledore was using the threat of his return as a springboard, spreading rumours so as to destabilise his administration. Surprisingly, despite the trouble he was previously in, Percy was offered the position of Junior Assistant to Fudge himself. He expected his family to be pleased with him, but his father, who supported Harry and Dumbledore, made it clear that he thought that Percy had been offered the post so that Fudge could keep track of the family, and Dumbledore. Following this, Percy and his father had a huge row, with Percy telling his father that he had to struggle against his lousy reputation since he had started at the Ministry, that he had no ambition, and that was the reason the family was so poor. He also told his father that he was an idiot for believing Dumbledore, and his loyalty remained with the Ministry. He also rubbished Harry's claim that Lord Voldemort had returned, saying it was not good enough.

Percy severed all ties with his family, wanting everyone to know that he had nothing to do with them. He packed his bags the same night and left. He moved to London where he was able to get himself a flat, and continued with the position in Fudge's office. His mother went to London to try to talk with him, but Percy slammed the door in her face. As such, Percy is the only of-age member of the Weasley family who did not join the revived Order of the Phoenix.

Junior AssistantEdit

Fred: "Mum’s crying again. Percy sent back his Christmas jumper."
George: "Without a note. Hasn’t asked how Dad is or visited him or anything."
— Fred and George talking about Percy’s grudge against his family.
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Percy, while working as a scribe for the Ministry

In the summer of 1995, Percy acted as Court Scribe during Harry Potter's hearing before the Wizengamot for using magic in front of a Muggle. Harry fully expected Percy to give some recognition, but much to Harry's frustration, Percy refused to look at him, and even agreed with one of Fudge's biased comments against Harry. Following the hearing, despite Harry being cleared of all charges, Percy believed that Harry only got off due to a technicality, and he also ignored his father, who was waiting outside for Harry. His estrangement from his family continued, although he did write to Ron, congratulating him on becoming a prefect and urging him to stop associating with Harry, whom he felt was a bad influence, as well as believing that his family would one day realise their mistake for believing Dumbledore and apologise to him. Ron found the letter extremely offensive. He tore it up and threw it into the fire. This letter also greatly hurt Harry's feelings. On the same day, Percy gave an interview to the Daily Prophet concerning Dolores Umbridge's appointment as Hogwarts High Inquisitor.

Later that year during Christmas, Percy returned his traditional Christmas jumper to his mother unopened without a note, much to her distress, and neither visited his father in St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries nor asked about him following his wounding by Nagini, much to Fred and George's fury.

In early 1996, Percy was one of the Ministry officials who was summoned to Hogwarts following Professor Umbridge's discovery of the secret group, Dumbledore's Army. Percy once again acted as a Scribe, and was excited to hear Dumbledore confess to Fudge's accusations that he was building an army to challenge the Minister. Percy was ordered to take a copy of his notes and send them to the Daily Prophet, and he left Dumbledore's office before the Headmaster made his escape.[9]

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Percy with Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge and Auror John Dawlish when they saw Voldemort inside the Ministry of Magic.

Following the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Percy now knew the truth about Lord Voldemort's return, but continued to side with the Ministry because he couldn't bring himself to face his family. When Fudge was succeeded by Rufus Scrimgeour as Minister, Percy continued in his role as Junior Assistant. His mother masked this defection by claiming that Percy is too busy in the Ministry to return for the holidays.

During Christmas in 1996, Percy was pressured by Rufus Scrimgeour to go to the Burrow with him. Scrimgeour was using the visit as a pretence to have a talk with Harry, who was spending Christmas there. Scrimgeour exploited Percy's family connections to get close to Harry, and Percy was very uncomfortable with seeing his family again, as he had not planned to see them for the holidays. His mother was overjoyed to see him and immediately ran to hug him, while his father and siblings simply stared at him. Percy only spoke to his mother (and rather briefly and reluctantly, at that), and the visit ended badly with Percy storming out after Ginny, Fred and George flung mashed parsnips at him. In June 1997, he attended the funeral of Albus Dumbledore with Ministry officials, including Dolores Umbridge. [10]

Atonement and reunionEdit

Percy: "I was a fool! I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I — was a — a —"
Fred: "Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron."
Percy: "Yes, I was!"
Fred: "Well, you can't say fairer than that."
— Percy (with some help from Fred) apologising to his family[src]
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Percy witnesses the arrest of Dirk Cresswell, and is introduced to the new Ministry regime under Pius Thicknesse.

On 1 August, 1997, Percy was the only member of his family who did not attend his brother Bill's wedding to Fleur Delacour, despite Molly's hopes that he would, which led her to cry again. On the same day, the Ministry of Magic was overthrown by Death Eaters, and Rufus Scrimgeour was killed and replaced by Pius Thicknesse, a puppet of Voldemort's. Percy finally began to see what was happening around him, but could do nothing since he was being watched closely. He continued to work at the Ministry, presumably under the new Minister. Eventually, though, he managed to make contact with Aberforth Dumbledore, Albus Dumbledore's estranged younger brother, who had connections with the Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore's Army.

On 1 May1998, Aberforth tipped Percy off to the fact that Hogwarts was taking a stand against Voldemort. Percy Apparated to the Hog's Head, and travelled down the secret tunnel to the Room of Requirement, hoping he hadn't missed the battle. In the room, he found the majority of his family trying to restrain Ginny from joining the battle. In a tense moment, Percy apologised profusely to his family, and his brother Fred, who along with George were the most vocal in their anger towards Percy, was the first to forgive him. Reunited with his family, he stood alongside with the defenders of Hogwarts against the Death Eaters. 

Battle of HogwartsEdit

Percy: "Hello, Minister! Did I mention I’m resigning?"
Fred: "You’re joking, Perce! You actually are joking, Percy… I don’t think I’ve heard you joke since you were-"
— Percy duels Pius Thicknesse[src]
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Percy with his family after the Battle

During the Battle of Hogwarts, Percy and Fred fought alongside with each other. Percy was duelling Pius Thicknesse, and in the middle of the battle, he jokingly told the Minister he was resigning. Fred was surprised with his brother for making a joke after so long - but the joyous mood was shattered when an explosion destroyed part of the corridor they were in and killed Fred. Percy, grief-stricken, refused to leave his brother's body until Harry and Ron helped him store it safely in a wall niche. Full of anger and sorrow, Percy stormed back into battle, charging after Death Eater Augustus Rookwood, who was attacking a group of students further down the corridor. Prior to the final duel between Harry and Lord Voldemort, Percy joined forces with his father to floor Thicknesse.[11]

Later lifeEdit

Following the end of the Second Wizarding War, Percy returned to the now-reformed Ministry of Magic, and became Head of the Department of Magical Transportation[3] under new Minister for Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt.[12] On 11 July 2014, Percy attended and frowned as he watched the final of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, where Rita Skeeter noticed he had "aged considerably since the Battle of Hogwarts" and was "greying and balding". Percy eventually married a woman named Audrey, and the couple had two daughters, Molly and Lucy.[13] On 1 September, 2017, he was present on Platform 9¾, discussing broom regulations, presumably seeing off one or both of his daughters to school. [11]

Physical descriptionEdit

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Percy Weasley in his seventh year at Hogwarts.

Percy was tall and thin, like his father and brothers Bill and Ron, and with the vivid red hair and freckles characteristic of the Weasley family. He wore horn-rimmed glasses, and also tried to carry himself in a dignified manner, although he usually came off looking pretentious and silly.

By 2014, Rita Skeeter noticed Percy had "aged considerably since the Battle of Hogwarts" and was "greying and balding".

Personality and traitsEdit

"Percy wouldn't recognise a joke if it danced naked in front of him wearing Dobby's tea-cosy."
Ron Weasley[src]

Percy was extremely ambitious and dedicated to his goals, which was apparently to become Minister for Magic.[6] A stickler for rules and regulations, he respected authority, and when he attained it himself, expected respect in return. However, Percy usually just seemed affected and self-important since he constantly tried to look and sound dignified, including calling his parents "Mother" and "Father" rather than "Mum" and "Dad" like the rest of his siblings.[7]

Percy was also highly opinionated, and made loud comments regarding the Sirius Black situation and the measures he would suggest when he made it into the Ministry of Magic.[7] He was also very dismissive of Ludo Bagman's skills in running the Department of Magical Games and Sports when compared to Mr. Crouch, but that didn't stop him attempting to make a good impression in front of him when he met him at the Quidditch World Cup.[8]

Percy was extremely pompous and stiff-necked; he took himself very seriously and was often the butt of pranks and jokes played on him by his fun-loving siblings. However, he showed rare glimmerings of a sense of humour when joking with Penelope Clearwater over sabotaging Harry's broomstick,[8] and when duelling Pius Thicknesse during the Battle of Hogwarts.[11]

Percy could be snobby and bossy at times as Fred and George have said, but he also cares about his family at the end, although sometimes when it's too late. He is also very pompous and when he wants to get something he sometimes only cares about himself rather than his family.  

Percy proved himself to be very much of a social climber. He wanted to achieve prominence at the Ministry, choosing to dedicate himself to the institution and abandoning his family when they chose to rebel against the Ministry. His love of order and rules and obedience to authorities blinded him to the truth about Lord Voldemort's return. It even made him miss out three important events of his family: the joining of the Order of the Phoenix, a visit to his injured father,[9] and his eldest brother's wedding. It was only when the Ministry fell and was taken over by the Death Eaters that Percy reconciled with his family.[11]

Despite his normal determination to maintain proper behaviour, Percy was an avid fan of Quidditch and could sometimes forget decorum in demonstrating his enthusiasm for it. In the 1993-1994 school year, he made 10 Galleon bet with Penelope Clearwater that Gryffindor would win the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match, despite the fact that he didn't have ten Galleons at the time.[14] Later that year, when Gryffindor won the final match of the season, vs. Slytherin, Percy jumped "up and down like a maniac, all dignity forgotten."[15]

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

Percy was a skilled wizard. He earned an O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. in every exam he took.

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Percy's wand

"Thicknesse had fallen to the ground with tiny spikes erupting all over him; he seemed to be turning into some form of sea urchin."
—Percy transfigures Thicknesse during the Battle of Hogwarts [src]
  • Transfiguration: During his duel with Thicknesse, Percy transfigured him into a sea urchin, which is human Transfiguration, a very difficult branch of Transfiguration.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

"Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right."
Hermione Granger[src]
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The Weasley family

Percy was quite different in temperament from his family members, which impacted this relationships with them. His academic studies and responsible nature earned him praise and adoration in the eyes of his mother and father, although even Mr. Weasley was not above having a small laugh at the expense of his son's stuffiness.[7] However, his behaviour alienated him from his younger siblings, especially Fred and George, who were the exact opposite of him. Because of this, Percy was a constant butt of their jokes and pranks, including bewitching his prefect and Head Boy badges to read Pinhead[6] and Bighead Boy[7] respectively, and sending dragon dung to his office at the Ministry.[8] However, the twins' pranks were generally good-natured ribbing at his expense - during Christmas in 1991, the twins forbade him from sitting with the other prefects, noting that Christmas was a time for family.[5] He tried to be a role-model for Ron and Ginny, but they took after the fun-loving twins.

In 1995, he broke off all ties with his family following an argument with his father over his promotion to Junior Assistant to Fudge. Proud and ambitious, he could not conceive that Fudge would be using him to spy on Dumbledore. He could also not see that both the Ministry and the Daily Prophet were not telling the public the truth over the return of Lord Voldemort. When the truth was revealed, he felt shamed about his actions and guiltily shunned his family until the moment that he might have lost them during the Battle of Hogwarts, even though he had been wanting to apologise to them for some time.

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The Weasley family in 1992.

Curiously enough, while it was the twins who were the most angry at him within the family, constantly telling the others that he was no good and to forget about him, it was also Fred and George who were the first to forgive him and welcome him back to the family. Fred was the first to forgive him, while George seemed to carry on as if the split had never occurred, and made a small joke about Percy having been a prefect.[11]

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The Weasley family gathered round Fred's dead body

Over the years, Percy was particularly proud and protective of his youngest brother, Ron. During Ron's first year, Percy was extremely proud that he had beaten Professor McGonagall's enchanted chess set that guarded the Philosopher's Stone.[5] During the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, he rushed to help him from the lake after he had been rescued by Harry Potter.[8] After severing ties with his family, Ron was the only one he contacted, congratulating him on becoming a prefect, and urging him to cut his ties with Harry Potter so that he would not be dragged down with him.[9] Finally, in the brief ceasefire allowed to them by Lord Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts, Percy comforted Ron following Fred's death. Through the marriage of his brother Bill Weasley, Percy became brother-in-law to Fleur Delacour.[11]

Penelope ClearwaterEdit

"He's been meeting her all over the school in secret. I walked in on them kissing in an empty classroom one day. He was so upset when she was — you know — attacked. You won't tease him, will you?"
Ginny Weasley on Percy and Penelope[src]
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Penelope Clearwater, his Hogwarts girlfriend

Percy began dating Penelope Clearwater, a fellow prefect, sometime during his fifth year. She boosted his morale by a ton, and he flaunted himself even more, though he kept his relationship secret from his family, not wanted to be laughed at by anyone else. They would meet in deserted classrooms to kiss, but were caught once by Percy's sister, Ginny. Percy was distraught when Penelope was petrified in 1993, and immensely relieved when she was cured by Professor Sprout's Mandrake potion. The secrecy was broken when Ginny revealed the truth to her brothers, asking them not to tease Percy over the fact, which they did anyway.[6]

With the secret out, Percy and Penelope appeared in public together, and he kept a photo of her. During his stay at the Leaky Cauldron before the start of his seventh year, he accused Ron of dripping tea on it.[7] He met her on Platform 9¾, showing off his Head Boy badge, and, later in the year, wagered ten Galleons on the outcome of the Gryffindor - Ravenclaw match, despite not actually having ten galleons. He playfully remarked to her about sabotaging Harry's Firebolt when she asked if she could touch it.[7]

They presumably broke up later, as Percy married another woman.

Harry PotterEdit

"Well done, Harry! Ten Galleons to me! Must find Penelope, excuse me."
—Percy Weasley talking about Harry's performance in a Quidditch match.[src]
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Harry Potter, his brother-in-law

Harry Potter first met Percy Weasley at King's Cross Station when he saw him go through the barrier to Platform 9¾.[5] In Harry's second year, Percy offered Harry some advice regarding his choice of subjects that he would take in the third year.[7] For the most part, Percy liked Harry, and awarded him full marks during the Triwizard Tournament when he stood in for Bartemius Crouch Sr. during the Second Task.[8] While Harry was also generally friendly towards Percy — although he frequently laughed at Fred and George's pranks — he also felt that he had always liked Percy the least of all the Weasleys after he abandoned his family, possibly due to his somewhat pompous nature.[9]

However, in Harry's fifth year, when the Ministry began publishing articles about Harry being "a liar and very violent", Percy bought into it, wanting to be obedient to Cornelius Fudge. He considered Harry a bad influence for Ron and sent him a letter encouraging him to sever ties with Harry and to stay on Umbridge's good side so that he could become eligible for Head Boyship in a few years. Although Harry attempted to make light of the letter's content, Ron promptly tore it to pieces and threw it in the fire, calling Percy "the world's biggest git". At that point, Harry hated Percy for not believing in him, for not giving him recognition in the disciplinary hearing, and for accepting Fudge's mockeries.[9] Percy finally came to his senses when the Ministry fell to Voldemort, and he fought alongside Harry in the Battle of Hogwarts.

They later became brothers-in-law through Harry's marriage to Ginny, although their relationship apparently remained relatively distant. After the war, while seeing both of his sons go to Hogwarts, Harry thought he overheard Percy talking loudly about broomstick regulations, and was glad to have the excuse not to stop and say hello, though not out of spite.

Hermione GrangerEdit

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Hermione Granger

From 1991-1994, Percy was on very good terms with Hermione Granger, due to their academic brilliance and strong work ethic. Just after her Sorting, Hermione talked to Percy about her enthusiasm about learning magic, particularly Transfiguration, and it is likely that she admired him for being a Prefect, and being as academically brilliant as her. It is mentioned that Hermione got on with Percy better than the rest of the Weasleys. Their bond was broken after the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, when Percy condemned his boss's house-elf Winky, and Hermione was angry at his unfairness, having recently realised how badly house-elves were treated. They were never again as close, and when Percy broke ties with his family, this generally included Hermione as she was closely associated with the Weasleys and Harry. Hermione eventually became Percy's sister-in-law, and the relationship between them is unknown.

Cornelius FudgeEdit

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Cornelius Fudge

Cornelius Fudge originally looked down on Percy and his family, due to their lack of wealth and having more affiliation with Muggles.

However, in 1995, Fudge promoted Percy to become his Junior Minister. This was an attempt to spy on the Weasley family and through them, Albus Dumbledore, but Percy's defection from his family made it pointless. However, Percy commented in his letter to his younger brother Ron that the Minister would not be more gracious to him for this defection, and he agreed with Fudge on that Harry was violent and disturbed and Dumbledore is plotting to overthrow Fudge when the Ministry began publishing articles, leading to a quarrel with his family (even his father). Over the final year of Fudge's term as Minister, he kept using Percy as the court scribe for both Harry's disciplinary hearing and the discovery of Dumbledore's Army. Percy, during both moments, heartily agreed with Fudge's decisions, and laughed when Fudge made insulting mockeries at Harry and Dumbledore. When Fudge's folly had been exposed and he was forced to resign as Minister in disgrace, Percy remained loyal to the Ministry, but did not show any sympathy for or against Fudge's dismissal.

Audrey WeasleyEdit

In later life, Percy married a woman named Audrey, and the couple had two children, Molly and Lucy.[13]

EtymologyEdit

Percy is a short form of the name Percival, which is derived from Old French, meaning "pierce the veil". It was the name of one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legend. This may be a pattern in names in the Weasley family, as Percy's father is named Arthur and his sister is named Ginevra, a version of Guinevere. Percival is also one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names, and Albus formerly had reddish (auburn) hair, suggesting a possible link between the two families. It can also be short for Perseus, which is derived from Ancient Greek, meaning "destroyer." It could possibly be clues for him destroying his relationship with his family.

The namesake for Percy's middle name, Ignatius, was likely his mother's uncle Ignatius Prewett[16]. Ignatius is a Roman name altered from its original Etruscan to resemble the Latin ignis, meaning "fire". It was the name of several saints, including the founder of the Jesuits.[17]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Percy as a LEGO mini-figure.

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Mugglenet - Birthday archive: Percy Weasley
  2. Bulgaria vs Brazil 2014 final
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pottermore - "DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY REUNITES AT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP FINAL" (Daily Prophet, 08 July 2014)
  4. 2004 World Book Day Chat
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  12. J.K. Rowling Web Chat, 30th July
  13. 13.0 13.1 Times Online - The Unwritten Story of Harry's Friends and Their Children
  14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 13 - (Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw)
  15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 15 - (The Quidditch Final)
  16. Sirius Black stated in Ch. 6 of Order of the Phoenix that Molly Weasley was his "cousin by marriage". This means that Ignatius could not have been Molly, Fabian, and Gideon's father, as this would have made them first cousins by blood of Sirius. Ignatius was Sirius's uncle by marriage, and if Molly was his niece, this could explain Sirius's comment. See this talk page for more information.
  17. Behind the Name: Ignatius


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Minister for Magic:
Kingsley Shacklebolt
Advisor to the Minister for Magic
Cornelius Fudge
Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic:
Dolores Umbridge
Junior Assistant to the Minister for Magic:
Percy Weasley
Head of the Muggle-Born Registration Commission
(1997 to 1998 only)
Dolores Umbridge



Department of International Magical Cooperation employees
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Bartemius Crouch Sr. · Albus Dumbledore · Pierre Bonaccord · Percy Weasley



Department of Magical Transportation employees
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Order of the Phoenix
Phoenix
Founder:
Albus Dumbledore
Original Order of of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Alice Longbottom | Arabella Figg | Benjy Fenwick | Caradoc Dearborn | Dedalus Diggle | Dorcas Meadowes | Edgar Bones | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fabian Prewett | Frank Longbottom | Gideon Prewett | Hestia Jones (possibly) | James Potter | Lily Potter | Marlene McKinnon | Minerva McGonagall | Mundungus Fletcher | Peter Pettigrew (defected) | Remus Lupin | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Reconstituted Order of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Arabella Figg | Arthur Weasley | Bill Weasley | Charlie Weasley | Dedalus Diggle | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fleur Delacour | Fred Weasley | George Weasley | Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Hestia Jones | Kingsley Shacklebolt | Minerva McGonagall | Molly Weasley | Mundungus Fletcher | Nymphadora Tonks | Remus Lupin | Ron Weasley | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Order of the Phoenix allies:
Andromeda Tonks | Augusta Longbottom | Dobby | Filius Flitwick | Ginny Weasley | Grawp | Horace Slughorn | Kreacher | Lee Jordan | Luna Lovegood | Muriel |
Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Percy Weasley | Pomona Sprout | Ted Tonks | Westinburgh family | Winky | Karkus | Karkus's wife
Other affiliations:
Dumbledore's Army | Forbidden Forest Centaur colony | Headless Hunt | Hogwarts Hippogriff herd | Hogwarts house-elves | Hogwarts Ghosts | Hogwarts Staff |
Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd | Ministry of Magic | Giant colony (Karkus's control)


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