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{{Youmay|the wizard who authored ''The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection''|[[Quintin Trimble|the once-Headmaster of Hogwarts]]}}
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|born=Prior to [[1991]]<ref name="d">In interviews, J.K. Rowling has stated that "[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died]". He must have been born prior to 1991 if he died before then.</ref>
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{{Quote|All students should have a copy of each of the following: ''[…]'' ''The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection'' by Quentin Trimble.|Hogwarts students' required supplies lists, written by [[Lucinda Thomsonicle-Pocus]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
'''Quentin Trimble''' was a [[wizardkind|wizard]]. He was an expert on [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], having authored at least one book on the subject. Mr. Trimble authored ''[[The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection]]'', a required textbook for first-year students at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref>
 
   
==Behind the scenes==
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'''Professor<ref name="WWHP"/> Quentin Trimble'''<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' (''Chapter Five - Diagon Alley'')</ref> was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who once occupied the post of [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]<ref name="WWHP"/>. He authored the [[List of books|textbook]] ''[[The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection]]'', a required reading for any student enrolled in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[Hogwarts subjects|class]]<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' (''The Paintings of Hogwarts'')</ref>.
*In the films there is a portrait of someone called "[[Quintin Trimble]]". This may be a misspelling of Quentin Trimble, however, it is currently unknown if the two are to be taken as the same person or not.
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==Biography==
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===Lifetime===
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Quentin attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in his youth, and was later appointed to the position of [[Headmaster]] of the school<ref name="WWHP"/>. Sometime throughout his adulthood, Quentin (or, as he was known after his appointment as Headmaster, Professor Trimble) authored the book ''[[The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection]]'', a required reading for any [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] student<ref name="PS"/><ref name="HPLE"/>.
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===Post-mortem===
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Sometime prior to [[1991]], Professor Trimble passed away, and a [[portrait]] was hung of him at the [[Headmaster's office]] in [[Hogwarts Castle]] so that he could offer advice and solace to future [[Headmaster]]s of the school<ref name="WWHP"/>. Unfortunately, whoever painted his name misspelled it, a mistake that was never fixed<ref name="HPLE"/>.
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==Magical abilities and skills==
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*'''[[Dark charms]]:''' Professor Trimble wrote a book which included such [[spell]]s as the [[Curse of the Bogies|Curse of Bogies]] and [[Knockback Jinx]], and therefore it is likely he had at least some knowledge of dark charms.
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*'''[[Creature]]s:''' He also included information on [[Dark Arts|Dark creatures]] such as [[hag]]s, [[Werewolf|werewolves]] and [[zombie]]s in his book, and thus must have had at least some experience facing them.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
"Trimble" may be a variation of tremble, to shake, which a person may do when confronted with dark forces, as he most likely did, given the literary work he authored.
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*"Trimble" is most likely a derivation of "tremble", meaning "to shake" - fitting considering his career as an author of books against [[Dark Arts|the dark forces]].
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==Behind the scenes==
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*Professor Trimble's name is misspelt "Quintin Trimble" on his [[portrait]] in the [[Harry Potter (film series)|films]]<ref name="HPLE"/>.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Comment|Mentioned on DVD2}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{C|Mentioned on Disc 2}}
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*''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'' {{Portrait}}
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*''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' {{Portrait}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Latest revision as of 10:59, July 27, 2013

Professor Quentin Trimble
Quentin Trimble
Biographical information
Born

Prior to 1991[1]

Died

Prior to 1991[1]

Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Grey

Skin colour

Light

Affiliation
Occupation
Loyalty

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Professor[2] Quentin Trimble[3] was a wizard who once occupied the post of Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[2]. He authored the textbook The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection, a required reading for any student enrolled in Defence Against the Dark Arts class[4].

BiographyEdit

LifetimeEdit

Quentin attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in his youth, and was later appointed to the position of Headmaster of the school[2]. Sometime throughout his adulthood, Quentin (or, as he was known after his appointment as Headmaster, Professor Trimble) authored the book The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection, a required reading for any Defence Against the Dark Arts student[3][4].

Post-mortemEdit

Sometime prior to 1991, Professor Trimble passed away, and a portrait was hung of him at the Headmaster's office in Hogwarts Castle so that he could offer advice and solace to future Headmasters of the school[2]. Unfortunately, whoever painted his name misspelled it, a mistake that was never fixed[4].

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • "Trimble" is most likely a derivation of "tremble", meaning "to shake" - fitting considering his career as an author of books against the dark forces.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Professor Trimble's name is misspelt "Quintin Trimble" on his portrait in the films[4].

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 In interviews, J.K. Rowling has stated that "all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died". He must have been born prior to 1991 if he died before then.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - see this image.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Five - Diagon Alley)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Harry Potter Limited Edition (The Paintings of Hogwarts)


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