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|born=c. [[1900s|1901]] or earlier<ref name="Graduation">In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' - GBA version, Hooch says her broomstick was singed during the Great War. This means she had left Hogwarts before the end of the war (1918).</ref>
 
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|family=Unmarried<ref>"You know what? Madam Hooch really did not have any kind of romantic backstory." --[[J. K. Rowling]], [[PotterCast 131]] (transcript available [http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/12/23/transcript-of-part-1-of-pottercast-s-jk-rowling-interview here])</ref>
 
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*[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Quidditch referee]]<ref name="PS11">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 11 (''Quidditch'')</ref> (before [[1991]] - ?)
 
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{{Quote|Now I want a nice clean game… from all of you.|Madam Hooch before a [[Quidditch|Quidditch match]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
 
 
'''Madam Rolanda Hooch''' (fl. [[1900s|1901]]<ref name="Graduation"/>) was a strict but caring [[Wizards|witch]] who worked as the [[Flying (class)|Flying]] [[Flying Instructor|instructor]], [[Quidditch]] [[Quidditch referee|referee]] and coach at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] during, at least, the [[1990s]]. Madam Hooch likely attended the school as a student once and was probably a member of her House's Quidditch team some time before her graduation. She learnt to fly on [[Rolanda Hooch's Silver Arrow broomstick|her own Silver Arrow broomstick]] sometime during the [[Great War]], and returned to Hogwarts for a job at some point where she worked under [[Headmaster]]s [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Dolores Umbridge]] and possibly [[Armando Dippet]], [[Severus Snape]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]].
 
 
Madam Hooch taught [[Harry Potter]] and his classmates how to ride a [[broomstick]] in [[1991]], and refereed the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] versus [[Slytherin Quidditch team|Slytherin]] match that same year, where [[Gryffindor]] emerged victorious. One of her games was cancelled just after starting due to the [[Petrification]] of [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Penelope Clearwater]] in [[1993]]. In the next school year, Hooch, with [[Filius Flitwick|Professor Flitwick]], was in charge of examining a [[Firebolt]] sent to [[Harry Potter]] in case it was jinxed or cursed. Her lessons were probably inspected by [[Dolores Umbridge]] in [[1995]], the same year that she had to stop Harry and [[George Weasley]] from attacking [[Draco Malfoy]]. Two years after, Madam Hooch likely took part in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], as all the other teachers did.
 
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
====School years====
 
Rolanda Hooch was born in, or prior to, [[1900s|1901]]<ref name="Graduation"/> and may have purchased [[Rolanda Hooch's wand|her wand]] from [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]] at the age of eleven before receiving magical instruction. She probably enrolled at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[Scotland]], where the [[Headmaster]] was [[Phineas Nigellus Black]].<ref>[[House of Black#Family tree|Black family tree]]</ref> If that is the case, it is likely that she played as a member of her House's Quidditch team some time before graduating, and excelled at her [[Flying (class)|Flying Classes]] in her [[first year]].
 
 
====After graduating====
 
{{Quote|A spell! I haven't been this annoyed since my broom was singed by overzealous anti-aircraft during the Great War!|Madam Hooch relaying some information on her past.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)}}
 
Rolanda had graduated before the end of the [[Great War]]<ref name="Graduation"/> and purchased a [[Silver Arrow]] [[broomstick]] at some point.<ref name="PA13">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 13 (''Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw'')</ref> One night, [[Rolanda Hooch's Silver Arrow broomstick|her broomstick]] was singed by a [[Muggle]] anti-aircraft device, which she found personally insulting.<ref name="PSgba">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' - GBA version</ref> She declared that the only thing she found more humiliating than that incident was when [[Harry Potter|a student]] [[jinx]]ed her many decades later, in [[1991]].<ref name="PSgba"/>
 
 
===Career at Hogwarts===
 
[[File:Hooch 4.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Madam Hooch in her [[Quidditch referee]] robes at the [[Hogwarts Library]].]]
 
 
====Earlier years====
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Madam Hooch|Good afternoon, class.|Students|Good afternoon, Madam Hooch.|Madam Hooch teaching a [[Flying (class)|Flying Class]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
 
 
At some point after her graduation, Rolanda returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and took up the posts of [[Flying Instructor|First Year Flight Instructor]],<ref name="PS9"/> [[Quidditch]] [[Quidditch referee|referee]]<ref name="PS11"/> and coach in charge of all broom-related activities.<ref name="PS7"/> She was now referred to as "Madam Hooch",<ref name="PS7"/> and was respected by her students because of her liking for fair-play and clean games. She was given [[Rolanda Hooch's office|an office]] located somewhere in [[Hogwarts Castle|the Castle]], in which the crate which held the [[Golden Snitch]], [[Quaffle]] and [[Bludger]]s was kept safe under lock-and-key.<ref name="CS10">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 10 (''The Rogue Bludger'')</ref> Her lessons teaching the [[first year]]s how to fly were held in the [[Training Grounds]]<ref name="HBPg">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''</ref> at the back of the castle, near the [[Quidditch pitch|Quidditch Stadium]] and [[Hogwarts greenhouses|Herbology Greenhouses]].<ref name="HBPg"/>
 
 
====1991–1992 school year====
 
{{Quote|Now, I want a nice fair game, all of you… Mount your brooms, please.|Madam Hooch starting the first game of the season.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
Madam Hooch was still teaching during the [[1991–1992 school year]].<ref name="PS7"/> By then her hair was cut short and grey in colour.<ref name="PS9"/> She attended the [[Welcoming Feast]] and [[Sorting ceremony]], where she watched the Sorting of the forty new [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] students, of which [[Harry Potter]] was one. She sat next to the [[Charms Master]], [[Filius Flitwick]], and the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[professor|teacher]], [[Quirinus Quirrell]], who previously taught [[Muggle Studies]]. Hooch politely applauded as the pupils were placed into their [[Hogwarts Houses|Houses]].<ref name="PSf12">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' - Chapter 12 (''Sorting Hat'')</ref>
 
 
[[File:Flying_lesson_with_Madam_Hooch.jpg|thumb|left|342px|Madam Hooch teaches her [[first year|first-year]] class.]]
 
Madam Hooch taught [[Flying (class)|Flying]] to the [[first year]] [[Gryffindor]]s and [[Slytherin]]s in the [[Training Grounds]] on Thursday, [[12 September]], during the second week of term.<ref name="PS9"/> She had twenty of the school broomsticks lined up ready on the grass before she arrived, despite the fact that the school brooms vibrated if the rider flew too high and always flew slightly to the left.<ref name="PS9"/> She probably had a personal acquaintance with a student named [[Amanda]], whom Hooch greeted personally.<ref name="PSf15"/> To begin the class, Hooch ordered the students to stand on the left side of their brooms with their right hand over it. They were told to say, "up!" to summon the brooms to their hands and were then to hover slightly in the air. Unfortunately, a [[Gryffindor]] named [[Neville Longbottom]] kicked off too early and lost control, resulting in an accident and breaking his wrist. After examining the wound, Madam Hooch took Neville to the [[hospital wing]] to see [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]], the school matron, who could easily heal it, but before leaving, she told the other students that anyone who was caught flying their broom would be expelled immediately.<ref name="PS9"/>
 
 
On [[31 October]], Madam Hooch attended the [[Halloween feast]] in the [[Great Hall]] and sat between [[Filius Flitwick]], once again, and the [[Potions master]], [[Severus Snape]]. [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]] was absent at the beginning of the feast, and his seat, next to Hooch, was empty.<ref name="PSf18">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' - Chapter 18 (''Mountain Troll'')</ref> Midway through the banquet, Quirrell burst in, warning them that there was [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|a troll]] in the [[dungeons]].<ref name="PS10">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 10 (''Halloween'')</ref> Hooch, like everyone else, looked shocked and a little afraid, and apparently followed [[Albus Dumbledore]], the [[Headmaster]], down to the dungeons, but they found there that the troll was in fact, two floors up and had been knocked out by [[Gryffindor]]s [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley]].<ref name="PS10"/>
 
 
[[File:Rolanda Hooch match 2.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Madam Hooch announcing the victory of [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]].]]
 
Not long after [[Halloween]], the first match of the [[Quidditch]] season took place: [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] versus [[Slytherin Quidditch team|Slytherin]]. Madam Hooch was to referee the game and told both teams to play fairly, though she was obviously speaking more to the Slytherin team.<ref name="PS11"/> She released the [[Bludger]]s first, then the [[Golden Snitch]], and the game began when she threw the [[Quaffle]] into the air.<ref name="PSf19">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' - Chapter 19 (''Quidditch'')</ref> During that game, many fouls were committed by the Slytherins, and she awarded several penalties to the Gryffindors, who won when the new [[Seeker]], [[Harry Potter]], caught the Golden Snitch.<ref name="PS11"/> Hooch, riding her broom, blew the whistle and announced the Gryffindors' victory to the Hogwarts crowd.<ref name="PSf20">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' - Chapter 20 (''Interference Overcome'')</ref>
 
 
Later on in the year, Madam Hooch was relieved of the responsibility of refereeing the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] versus [[Hufflepuff Quidditch team|Hufflepuff]] match, as [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]] insisted on refereeing the game<ref name="PS13">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 13 (''Nicolas Flamel'')</ref> to make sure Harry Potter's [[Nimbus 2000]] was not jinxed again.<ref name="PS17">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 17 (''The Man with Two Faces'')</ref>
 
 
====1992–1993 school year====
 
[[File:Madam Hooch.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Madam Hooch beginning a [[Quidditch|Quidditch match]].]]
 
{{Quote|Madam Hooch, the Quidditch teacher, asked Flint and Wood to shake hands, which they did, giving each other threatening stares and gripping rather harder than was necessary.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
In [[August]], [[1992]], Hooch went to [[Diagon Alley]], and rushed to [[Flourish and Blotts]] to see [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], who had been hired by Dumbledore to teach [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] that year. She was presumably a fan of him. <ref name="LEGO">''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''</ref>
 
 
The next school year, Madam Hooch refereed the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] versus [[Slytherin Quidditch team|Slytherin]] Quidditch match, during which [[Harry Potter]], the Gryffindor [[Seeker]], was attacked by a [[Dobby's Bludger|jinxed Bludger]]. The mystery was how the Bludger was jinxed, since it had been kept safe and locked in [[Rolanda Hooch's office|Madam Hooch's office]]. She was forced to stop the game momentarily for the Gryffindors once they deliberated over the rogue [[Bludger]], but they ultimately decided to continue playing, as otherwise they would have had to forfeit the match.<ref name="CS10"/>
 
 
The [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] versus [[Hufflepuff Quidditch team|Hufflepuff]] match followed later on in the year, but was cancelled by [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] shortly after Madam Hooch had released the balls and began the game. The reason for the cancellation was that [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Penelope Clearwater]] had been found [[petrification|Petrified]] near the [[Hogwarts Library|library]].<ref name="CS14">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Cornelius Fudge'')</ref>
 
 
Near the end of the year, Madam Hooch and the rest of the staff were called to the [[staffroom]] by [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]], who had become temporary Headmistress of Hogwarts in [[Albus Dumbledore|Professor Dumbledore]]'s absence. McGonagall told the [[professor]]s that a student had been kidnapped by [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Salazar Slytherin's monster]] and taken into the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. After revealing this, Madam Hooch sank weak-kneed into a chair and asked who had been taken, when she was told that it was [[Ginevra Weasley]], whom Hooch had been giving [[Flying (class)|Flying Lessons]].<ref name="CS16">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 16 (''The Chamber of Secrets'')</ref> However, she was saved by the end of the year by [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and then the school returned to its normal routines.<ref name="CS18">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 18 (''Dobby's Reward'')</ref> She attended the Feast held at the end of the year.<ref name="CSf36">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' - Chapter 36 (''Welcome Back'')</ref>
 
 
====1993–1994 school year====
 
[[File:Madamhhooo.PNG|thumb|right|250px|Madam Hooch sat at the High Table in the [[Great Hall]].]]
 
{{Quote|It will need to be checked for jinxes. Of course, I'm no expert, but I daresay Madam Hooch and Professor Flitwick will strip it down — ''[…]''. It shouldn't take more than a few weeks. You will have it back if we are sure it is jinx-free.|[[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] shortly before handing [[Harry Potter's Firebolt broomstick|Harry Potter's Firebolt]] over to Madam Hooch and [[Professor Flitwick]].|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
 
Not long after the beginning of the [[1993–1994 school year]], Madam Hooch refereed the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] versus [[Ravenclaw Quidditch team|Ravenclaw]] [[Quidditch|Quidditch match]], which took place in severe weather conditions and poor visibility. The game was concluded when [[Harry Potter]] caught the [[Golden Snitch]], awarding one-hundred and fifty points to his already-winning Gryffindor team.
 
 
After the attack on the [[Fat Lady]] by [[Sirius Black]], [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] asked Madam Hooch to oversee his [[Quidditch|Quidditch practices]] on the [[Quidditch pitch|pitch]] for his safety, which she did for McGonagall.<ref name="PA8">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 8 (''Flight of the Fat Lady'')</ref>
 
 
Furthermore, Harry mysteriously received a [[Firebolt|Firebolt broomstick]] for [[Christmas]], which McGonagall thought could have come from [[Sirius Black]]. In order to ensure that the broom was safe to ride, McGonagall handed it over to Madam Hooch and [[Filius Flitwick|Professor Flitwick]], the [[Charms Master]], who would "strip it down" to look for [[curse]]s, [[hex]]es, or [[jinx]]es.<ref name="PA11">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 11 (''The Firebolt'')</ref> A few weeks later, once Hooch and Flitwick had ensured the broom's safety, the Firebolt was returned to Harry Potter to use it his Quidditch practices and games.<ref name="PA12">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 12 (''The Patronus'')</ref>
 
 
She was quite taken with the broom, and rhapsodised over it for some time before [[Oliver Wood]], the [[Hogwarts Quidditch Captain|Gryffindor Quidditch Captain]] and [[Keeper]], reminded her that they were there to practice, and not listen to her talking about [[Rolanda Hooch's Silver Arrow broomstick|her old Silver Arrow]]. Though she was supposed to keep an eye on Harry, she then proceeded to fall asleep in the stands while the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] practised.<ref name="PA13"/>
 
 
[[File:Rolandahooch.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Madam Hooch overseeing a [[Quidditch]] match.]]
 
The game between the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] and [[Hufflepuff Quidditch team]]s was refereed by Madam Hooch. But during that match, [[Dementor]]s, who were supposed to be guarding the school, interfered and made [[Harry Potter]] fall off of his broomstick, enabling the [[Hufflepuff]] Seeker, [[Cedric Diggory]], to catch the [[Golden Snitch]].<ref name="PA9">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 9 (''Grim Defeat'')</ref>
 
 
The final match, for the [[Quidditch Cup]], was between [[Gryffindor]] and [[Slytherin]], and Madam Hooch was tasked with overseeing the match as a referee. The final was a violent game, and Madam Hooch commented several times that she has never seen such flagrant fouls committed. The match concluded with [[Harry Potter]]'s capturing of the [[Golden Snitch]], earning the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] the [[Quidditch Cup]] for the first time in roughly seven years.<ref name="PA15">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Quidditch Final'')</ref>
 
 
====1994–1995 school year====
 
{{Quote|It is also my painful duty to inform you that the Inter-House Quidditch Cup will not take place this year. This is due to an event that will be starting in October, and continuing throughout the school year, taking up much of the teachers' time and energy — but I am sure you will all enjoy it immensely. ''[...]'' The Triwizard Tournament will be taking place at Hogwarts this year.|[[Professor Dumbledore]] announcing the cancellation of the [[Quidditch Cup]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
 
The following academic terms were to be dedicated to the revival of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], meaning that the [[1994–1995 school year|1994-1995]] [[Quidditch Cup]] was not to take place.<ref name="GF12">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 12 (''The Triwizard Tournament'')</ref> This was also due to the fact that the [[Quidditch pitch|Hogwarts Quidditch Stadium]] was to play host to the enchanted [[Hedge Maze]] of the [[Triwizard Tournament#The Third Task|Third Task]].<ref name="GF28">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 28 (''The Madness of Mr. Crouch'')</ref> Because of this, it is assumed that Madam Hooch's only duties that year was to give [[Flying (class)|Flying Lessons]] to the [[first year|first year students]], though she may have helped prepare the tasks with the other teachers.
 
 
====1995–1996 school year====
 
{{Quote| ''Impedimenta''! What do you think you're doing? I’ve never seen behavior like it - back up to the castle, both of you, and straight to your Head of House's office! Go! ''Now''!|Madam Hooch, enraged at [[Harry Potter]] and [[George Weasley]]'s attack on [[Draco Malfoy]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
[[File:Rolanda Hooch wand 1.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Rolanda Hooch's wand|Madam Hooch's wand]] drawn.]]
 
 
Madam Hooch's timetable for [[Quidditch]] matches was disrupted by [[Dolores Umbridge]], the [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]], during the [[1995–1996 school year]], since Umbridge kept giving detentions to students who played the sport.
 
 
Regardless, Hooch did referee the match between the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] and the [[Slytherin Quidditch team]], during which much foul play and dirty moves were used. Near the end of the match, [[Vincent Crabbe]], a [[Slytherin]] [[Beater]], hit a [[Bludger]] at [[Harry Potter]] after he caught sight of the [[Golden Snitch]], knocking him to the ground. Being a Quidditch foul, Madam Hooch immediately scolded Crabbe, and, once finished, turned around to see [[Harry Potter]] and [[George Weasley]] attacking [[Draco Malfoy]]. After using an [[Impediment Jinx]] to knock Harry to the ground, she sent the two of them to [[Minerva McGonagall's office]], where they were banned from their Quidditch team by [[Dolores Umbridge]].<ref name="OP19">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 19 (''The Lion and the Serpent'')</ref> This ban would eventually be lifted after Umbridge was removed from Hogwarts.<ref name="HBP6">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 6 (''Draco's Detour'')</ref>
 
 
It is possible that Madam Hooch had her [[Flying (class)|Flying Lessons]] inspected by [[Dolores Umbridge]] that year, and pleased her, as she was not sacked.
 
 
====1996–1997 school year====
 
[[File:HP6-TRLF5-2342.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Wands being raised in memory of [[Albus Dumbledore]].]]
 
{{Quote|Harry stepped up to Madam Hooch, the referee, who was standing ready to release the balls from the crate.|Description|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
In the [[1996-1997 school year]], Madam Hooch refereed the match between the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] and [[Slytherin Quidditch team]]s, and was ready to release the [[Golden Snitch|Snitch]], [[Bludger]]s and [[Quaffle]] before the players were on the pitch. Shortly after starting the game, [[Slytherin]] [[Seeker]] [[Harper]] deliberately collided with [[Harry Potter's Firebolt broomstick|Harry Potter]] in the hopes of steering him in the wrong direction. As this was a foul ([[Blurting]]), the [[Gryffindor]] crowd screamed at Hooch to award a penalty to their team, but her back was turned and she did not see the foul. The game concluded with [[Harry Potter]]'s capture of the [[Golden Snitch]].<ref name="HBP14">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Felix Felicis'')</ref>
 
 
Near the end of the year, the castle was invaded by [[Death Eaters]], who fought the teachers and students of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], as well as the [[Auror]]s stationed there.<ref name="HBP28">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 28 (''Flight of the Prince'')</ref> It is unknown whether Madam Hooch took part in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower|battle]]. After the battle's conclusion, [[Albus Dumbledore]] was found dead<ref name="HBP28"/> in the [[Middle Courtyard]], and everyone around raised their [[wand]] as a sign of respect to him.<ref name="HBPf">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' - Chapter 28</ref>
 
 
====1997–1998 school year====
 
{{Quote|Every eye, living and dead, was fixed on Professor McGonagall, who was speaking from the raised platform at the top of the Hall ''[and]'' behind her stood the remaining teachers ''[...]'' |Description.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
[[File:Hogwarts'_quidditch_pitch-DH2.jpg|thumb|350px|The [[Hogwarts Quidditch pitch|Quidditch pitch]] burns down during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].]]
 
During the [[1997–1998 school year]], [[Severus Snape]] became the Headmaster and [[Alecto Carrow|Alecto]] and [[Amycus Carrow]] became the Deputy Headmasters. In [[May]] of that year, Snape and the Carrows were attacked<ref name="DH30">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 30 (''The Sacking of Severus Snape'')</ref> and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] took place,<ref name="DH31">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 31 (''The Battle of Hogwarts'')</ref> in which Madam Hooch was probably more than likely to participate in, being a teacher of Hogwarts.
 
 
===Later life===
 
If Madam Hooch survived the war, it is probable that she continued to serve as the [[Flying Instructor]] and [[Quidditch referee]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. It is also possible that she left sometime before [[2017]], being as old as she was, just as [[Minerva McGonagall]]<ref>[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959323/ MSNBC Interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref> and [[Pomona Sprout]]<ref name=DHepilogue>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Epilogue (''Nineteen Years Later'')</ref> had done.
 
 
==Physical description==
 
{{Quote|Their teacher, Madam Hooch, arrived. She had short, grey hair and yellow eyes like a hawk.|A description of Madam Hooch in [[1991]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
 
[[File:Ma'am_Hooch.jpg|thumb|Rolanda in 1991]]In her old age, during the [[1990s]], Madam Hooch had spiky grey hair which was cut short and had piercing, yellow, hawk-like eyes,<ref name="PS9"/> usually hidden behind goggles.<ref name="PSf19"/> She usually wore a white button-down collared shirt and black necktie with the Hogwarts crest, under a cloak,<ref name="PSf15"/> but wore more formal black robes with a hat while sitting in the [[Great Hall]].<ref name="PSf12">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]'' - Chapter 12 (''Sorting Hat'')</ref>
 
 
==Personality and traits==
 
{{Quote|Well, what are you waiting for? Everyone stand by a broomstick.|Madam Hooch being impatient with a class of [[first year]]s.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
Madam Hooch was known and respected by her students because of her belief in good sportsmanship, fairness and clean games of [[Quidditch]].<ref name="PS11"/> She did, however, seem impatient while teaching a group of [[first year]]s during the [[1991-1992 school year]], continually telling them to "hurry up" and asking "well, what're you waiting for?".<ref name="PS9"/> Regardless, she was still kind and caring, as evident when [[Neville Longbottom]] broke his wrist after injuring himself during a [[Flying (class)|Flying Class]].<ref name="PS9"/> Another example was when she learnt that [[Ginevra Weasley]] had been taken into the [[Chamber of Secrets]], as she sunk, weak-kneed, into a chair in the [[staffroom]].<ref name="CS16"/> Hooch was also very strict and was unafraid to use an [[Impediment Jinx]] on [[Harry Potter]] and [[George Weasley]] after the two attacked [[Draco Malfoy]].<ref name="OP19"/>
 
 
==Abilities and skills==
 
{{Quote| ''Impedimenta''!|Madam Hooch casting a powerful [[Impediment Jinx]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
[[File:Hoochquidditchcup.png|thumb|right|200px|Madam Hooch handling a [[Quaffle]].]]
 
*'''Flying''': Madam Hooch had considerable skill in [[flying]]. She learnt how to fly on a [[Silver Arrow]],<ref name="PA13"/> and flew over the [[Hogwarts Quidditch pitch|Quidditch stadium]] at the end of the [[Gryffindor]] versus [[Slytherin]] match in [[1991]], announcing the Gryffindors' victory.<ref name="PSf20"/>
 
*'''Broomstick Knowledge''': Hooch was also known to be adept in the lore of brooms. This was evident when [[Minerva McGonagall]] handed over a [[Harry Potter's Firebolt broomstick|Firebolt]] to her and [[Filius Flitwick]] so that they could test it for [[jinx]]es, [[hex]]es and [[curse]]s; Flitwick using his charms mastery, and Hooch using her knowledge.<ref name="PA11"/> Also, while examining Harry's [[Firebolt]] before his first flight on it, she briefly mentions how the Nimbus series develop a drag after a few years of flying.<ref name="PA13"/> This implies that she possesses a considerable knowledge of broomsticks.
 
[[File:Amanda2.jpg|thumb|left|250px|One of Rolanda Hooch's flying classes.]]
 
*'''Defence Against the Dark Arts''': Madam Hooch was also shown to be skilled in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], able to cast an exceptionally powerful [[Impediment Jinx]] on [[Harry Potter]] and [[George Weasley]] at once<ref name="OP19"/> and able to examine a broom for [[curse]]s and other unfriendly spells.<ref name="PA11"/> Rolanda was also capable of casting a non-corporeal [[Patronus Charm]],<ref name="LEGO" /> an advanced piece of magic.
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
[[File:Rolanda.jpg|thumb|194px|[[Zoë Wanamaker]] as Madam Hooch.]]
 
*Madam Hooch was played by [[Zoë Wanamaker]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''. Madam Hooch did not reappear in any of the following [[Harry Potter films|films]], as Wanamaker had only signed up for one film.
 
*Like [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]], Madam Hooch's first name was never mentioned in the books. ''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]'' lists it as Rolanda. The [http://imdb.com Internet Movie Database] lists her first name as Xiomara. Neither of these names have been corroborated in the books.
 
*In an episode of the Britcom series ''{{wplink|My Family}}'', in which Wanamaker plays Susan, one of her sons pulls a trading card from a box of cereal and exclaims ''"Hey look, Madam Hooch!"'' Also, in a later episode during Halloween when Susan is dressed as a witch and is trying to encourage her husband to join in, he tells her she ''"can take your [[Nimbus 2000]] and stick it where the sun doesn't shine.''"
 
*On an episode of ''{{wplink|The Paul O'Grady Show}}'' Zoë Wanamaker said she was disappointed that she was never asked to return to the Harry Potter [[Harry Potter films|saga]] and would not mind doing so for [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|the last two movies]].
 
*[[Zoë Wanamaker]] was one of three [[United States of America|American]] actors who appeared in the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the others being [[Eleanor Columbus]], who played [[Susan Bones]], and [[Verne Troyer]], who played [[Griphook]]. While she has made a name for herself as an English actress, she was born in New York.
 
*On the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|first game of the series]] (GBA version), when Harry casts a spell that hits Hooch, she says that she's never been insulted that way since an anti-aircraft singed her broom during the Great War (1914-1918). This indicates that Hooch was born before 1918, possibly on the 1900s, seeing as she was already capable of broom flight. The fact that she owned a [[Silver Arrow]] supports this, seen as the broom was manufactured very early in the twentieth century.
 
*In the PC version of the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Madam Hooch is never seen, although she is mentioned by one of the students in the [[Clock Tower]].
 
*To create Madame Hooch's yellow hawk-like eyes, special contact lenses were used.
 
*Madam Hooch is the only Hogwarts teacher (excluding members of staff who do not teach, such as Madam Pomfrey and Madam Pince) to be referred to as 'Madam' rather than 'Professor'. The exact reasons for this are unknown, although it is possible that it is because she only teaches the first-years, and the majority of her job involves Quidditch matches as opposed to actual teaching.
 
 
==Appearances==
 
[[File:448px-Hooch2.jpg|thumb|154px|Madam Hooch in ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'']]
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Rolanda Hooch}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
{{Staff}}
 
 
[[ru:Роланда Трюк]]
 
[[fr:Renée Bibine]]
 
[[it:Rolanda Bumb]]
 
[[nl:Madame Hooch]]
 
[[pl:Rolanda Hooch]]
 
 
[[Category:British individuals|Hooch, Rolanda]]
 
[[Category:British individuals|Hooch, Rolanda]]
 
[[Category:Females|Hooch, Rolanda]]
 
[[Category:Females|Hooch, Rolanda]]

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