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|name=Ronald Bilius Weasley
 
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|born=[[1 March]], [[1980]]<br/>[[Ottery St. Catchpole]], [[England]]<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films'' {{see image|File:RonaldWeasleyMinistryFile.png}}</ref>
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|born=[[1 March]], [[1980]]<br/>[[Ottery St. Catchpole]], [[Devon]], [[England]]<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films'' {{see image|File:RonaldWeasleyMinistryFile.png}}</ref>
 
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|alias=*[[Vincent Crabbe]]<ref>Ron took Polyjuice Potion to turn into [[Vincent Crabbe|Crabbe]] in [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]].</ref>
 
|alias=*[[Vincent Crabbe]]<ref>Ron took Polyjuice Potion to turn into [[Vincent Crabbe|Crabbe]] in [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]].</ref>
 
*[[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]]<ref>Ron gives himself this name to disguise his true identity when he is caught by [[Snatchers]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''.</ref>
 
*[[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]]<ref>Ron gives himself this name to disguise his true identity when he is caught by [[Snatchers]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''.</ref>
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*Wheezy (by [[Dobby]])<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Ch. 26</ref>
 
*Wheezy (by [[Dobby]])<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Ch. 26</ref>
 
*Won-Won (by [[Lavender Brown]])<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''.</ref>
 
*Won-Won (by [[Lavender Brown]])<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''.</ref>
*Master of Mystery (by [[Hermione Granger]])<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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*Master of Mystery (by [[Hermione Granger]])<ref name="HBP"/>
 
*Weaselbee (by [[Draco Malfoy]])<ref name= "PoAf">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>
 
*Weaselbee (by [[Draco Malfoy]])<ref name= "PoAf">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>
 
*Rupert, Weatherby, Wallenby, and Wenby (by [[Horace Slughorn]])<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''</ref>
 
*Rupert, Weatherby, Wallenby, and Wenby (by [[Horace Slughorn]])<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''</ref>
 
*Weasel King (by [[Draco Malfoy]])<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]</ref>
 
*Weasel King (by [[Draco Malfoy]])<ref>[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]</ref>
 
*Ronnie (by his mother)
 
*Ronnie (by his mother)
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*Ickle Ronniekins (by [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]])
 
*Ickle Ronniekins (by [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]])
 
*Ickle Prefect (by [[Fred and George Weasley]]
 
*Ickle Prefect (by [[Fred and George Weasley]]
 
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*[[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W. Treasurer]]
 
*[[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W. Treasurer]]
 
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|eyes=Blue<ref name="blueeyes">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm Anelli, Melissa and Emerson Spartz. "The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview Joanne Kathleen Rowling: Part Three," The Leaky Cauldron, 16 July 2005] at [http://www.accio-quote.org/index.html Accio Quote!]</ref>
 
|eyes=Blue<ref name="blueeyes">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm Anelli, Melissa and Emerson Spartz. "The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview Joanne Kathleen Rowling: Part Three," The Leaky Cauldron, 16 July 2005] at [http://www.accio-quote.org/index.html Accio Quote!]</ref>
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|family=*[[Arthur Weasley]] (father)
 
|family=*[[Arthur Weasley]] (father)
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*[[Molly Weasly]] (née [[Prewett]]) (mother)
 
*[[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] (brother)
 
*[[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] (brother)
 
*[[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] (brother)
 
*[[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] (brother)
 
*[[Percy Weasley]] (brother)
 
*[[Percy Weasley]] (brother)
*[[Fred Weasley]] (brother) †
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*[[Fred Weasley I]] (brother) †
 
*[[George Weasley]] (brother)
 
*[[George Weasley]] (brother)
*[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] (sister)
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*[[Ginevra Potter]] (née [[Weasley]]) (sister)
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*[[Hermione Weasley]] (née [[Granger]]) (wife)
 
*[[Rose Weasley]] (daughter)
 
*[[Rose Weasley]] (daughter)
 
*[[Hugo Weasley]] (son)
 
*[[Hugo Weasley]] (son)
 
*[[Septimus Weasley]] (paternal grandfather) †
 
*[[Septimus Weasley]] (paternal grandfather) †
*[[Cedrella Black]] (paternal grandmother) †
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*[[Cedrella Weasly]] (née [[Black]]) (paternal grandmother) †
*[[Molly Weasley's father|Mr. Prewett]] (maternal grandfather)
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*[[Molly Weasley's father|Mr Prewett]] (maternal grandfather)
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*[[Tessie]] (great-aunt)
 
*[[Gideon Prewett]] (maternal uncle) †
 
*[[Gideon Prewett]] (maternal uncle) †
 
*[[Fabian Prewett]] (maternal uncle) †
 
*[[Fabian Prewett]] (maternal uncle) †
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*[[Weasley children's cousin|Cousin]]
 
*[[Weasley children's cousin|Cousin]]
 
*[[Arthur Weasley's brothers|Two paternal uncles]]
 
*[[Arthur Weasley's brothers|Two paternal uncles]]
*[[Muriel]] (great aunt)
 
 
*[[Harry Potter]] (brother-in-law)
 
*[[Harry Potter]] (brother-in-law)
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*[[Albus Potter]] (nephew)
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*[[Lily Potter|Lily Potter II]] (niece)
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*[[Fleur Delacour| Fleur Weasley]] (née [[Delacour]])(sister-in-law)
 
*[[Victoire Weasley]] (niece)
 
*[[Victoire Weasley]] (niece)
 
*[[Dominique Weasley]] (niece)
 
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*[[Molly Weasley II]] (niece)
 
*[[Molly Weasley II]] (niece)
 
*[[Lucy Weasley]] (niece)
 
*[[Lucy Weasley]] (niece)
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*[[Fred Weasley II]] (nephew)
 
*[[Fred Weasley II]] (nephew)
 
*[[Roxanne Weasley]] (niece)
 
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*[[Ronald Weasley's second wand|14", Willow, unicorn tail hair]]
 
*[[Ronald Weasley's second wand|14", Willow, unicorn tail hair]]
 
*[[Peter Pettigrew's wand|9¼", Chestnut, Dragon heartstring]]
 
*[[Peter Pettigrew's wand|9¼", Chestnut, Dragon heartstring]]
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{{Quote|I'm the sixth in our family to go to Hogwarts. You could say I got a lot to live up to. Bill and Charlie have already left Bill was Head Boy and Charlie was captain of Quidditch. Now Percy's a prefect. Fred and George mess around a lot, but they still get really good marks and everyone thinks they're really funny. Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it's no big deal, because they did it first.|Ronald Weasley talking to [[Harry Potter]] the first time they meet each other.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote|I'm the sixth in our family to go to Hogwarts. You could say I got a lot to live up to. Bill and Charlie have already left Bill was Head Boy and Charlie was captain of Quidditch. Now Percy's a prefect. Fred and George mess around a lot, but they still get really good marks and everyone thinks they're really funny. Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it's no big deal, because they did it first.|Ronald Weasley talking to [[Harry Potter]] the first time they meet each other.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
'''Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley''' (b. [[1 March]], [[1980]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizards|wizard]], the sixth son of [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley]] (née [[Prewett family|Prewett]]). He was also the younger brother of [[William Weasley|Bill]], [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]], [[Percy Weasley|Percy]], [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]], and the elder brother of [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]]. Ron and his brothers and sister lived in [[The Burrow]] where Harry and Hermione stayed quite often. Ron began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]] and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. He soon became best friends with fellow student [[Harry Potter]] and later [[Hermione Granger]].
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'''Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley''' (b. [[1 March]], [[1980]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizards|wizard]], the sixth son of [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley]] (née [[Prewett family|Prewett]]). He was also the younger brother of [[William Weasley|Bill]], [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]], [[Percy Weasley|Percy]], [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]], and the elder brother of [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]]. Ron and his brothers and sister lived in [[The Burrow]]. Ron began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]] and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. He soon became best friends with fellow student [[Harry Potter]] and later [[Hermione Granger]].
   
Together, they faced many challenges during their adolescence, including keeping the [[Philosopher's Stone]] from [[Quirinus Quirrell]], saving Ron's [[Ginevra Weasley|sister]] from the [[Chamber of Secrets]], forming [[Dumbledore's Army]], and fighting in numerous battles of the [[Second Wizarding War]], including the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]. Ron also became a Gryffindor [[prefect]] and a [[Keeper]] on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] during his fifth year at Hogwarts. He skipped his last year of school in order to accompany Harry and Hermione on [[Horcrux hunt|a quest]] to destroy the [[Horcrux]]es of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]], in which he lost his brother, [[Fred Weasley|Fred]], a loss which devastated him.
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Together, they faced many challenges during their adolescence, including keeping the [[Philosopher's Stone]] from Professor [[Quirinus Quirrell]], saving Ron's [[Ginevra Weasley|sister]] from the [[Chamber of Secrets]], forming [[Dumbledore's Army]], and fighting in numerous battles of the [[Second Wizarding War]], including the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], [[Battle of the Seven Potters]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. Ron also became a Gryffindor [[prefect]] and a [[Keeper]] on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] during his fifth year at Hogwarts. He skipped his last year of school in order to accompany Harry and Hermione on [[Horcrux hunt|a quest]] to destroy the [[Horcrux]]es of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in [[1998]], in which he lost his brother, [[Fred Weasley|Fred]], a loss which devastated him and his family.
   
After the war, Ron, along with [[Harry Potter]] and [[Neville Longbottom]], joined the [[Auror]]s at the invitation of [[Minister for Magic]] [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], in order to track down [[Death Eaters]] who escaped capture<ref name="PotterCast">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one]</ref>. Eventually, he went to work at [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]] with his brother [[George Weasley|George]]<ref name="Time">[http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/personoftheyear/article/0,28804,1690753_1695388_1695569,00.html Rowling Answers 10 Questions About Harry]</ref>. He and Hermione eventually [[Marriage|married]] and had two children: a daughter named [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and a son named [[Hugo Weasley]]. Ron was also the godfather to [[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter]], his sister [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Harry Potter]]'s eldest child.
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After the war, Ron, along with [[Harry Potter]] and [[Neville Longbottom]], joined the [[Auror]]s at the invitation of [[Minister for Magic]] [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], in order to track down [[Death Eaters]] who escaped capture.<ref name="PotterCast">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/1217-pottercast-anelli.html PotterCast Interviews J.K. Rowling, part one]</ref> Eventually, he went to work at [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]] with his brother [[George Weasley|George]].<ref name="Time">[http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/personoftheyear/article/0,28804,1690753_1695388_1695569,00.html Rowling Answers 10 Questions About Harry]</ref> He and Hermione eventually [[Marriage|married]] and had two children: a daughter named [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and a son named [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]. Ron was also the godfather to [[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter]], his sister [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Harry Potter]]'s eldest child.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
===Early life===
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===Early life {{C|1980-1991}}===
 
{{Quote|Fred and George tried to get me to make one when I was about five. I nearly did, too, I was holding hands with Fred and everything when Dad found us. He went mental. Only time I've ever seen Dad as angry as Mum. Fred reckons his left buttock has never been the same since!|Ron on his brothers' attempt to get him to make an [[Unbreakable Vow]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|Fred and George tried to get me to make one when I was about five. I nearly did, too, I was holding hands with Fred and everything when Dad found us. He went mental. Only time I've ever seen Dad as angry as Mum. Fred reckons his left buttock has never been the same since!|Ron on his brothers' attempt to get him to make an [[Unbreakable Vow]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
Ronald Bilius Weasley was the sixth of seven children born to [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] (née [[Prewett family|Prewett]])<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>, and got his middle name from [[Bilius|his uncle]]. He was born at the height of the [[First Wizarding War]], in [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], [[England]].<ref name="HPLE"/> In the fighting his maternal uncles [[Fabian and Gideon Prewett]], both members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], were killed fighting Antonin Dolohov and four other Death Eaters.<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>. While he was still a toddler, the [[wizarding world]] became peaceful again, for a time, after [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s first defeat on [[31 October]], [[1981]].
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Ronald Bilius Weasley was the sixth of seven children born to [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] (née [[Prewett family|Prewett]]),<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> and got his middle name from [[Bilius|his uncle]]. He was born at the height of the [[First Wizarding War]], in [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], [[England]].<ref name="HPLE" /> In the fighting his maternal uncles [[Fabian Prewett|Fabian]] and [[Gideon Prewett]], both members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], were killed fighting Antonin Dolohov and four other Death Eaters.<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> While he was still a toddler, the [[wizarding world]] became peaceful again, for a time, after [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s first defeat on [[31 October]], [[1981]].
   
Ron and his five older brothers - [[William Weasley|Bill]], [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]], [[Percy Weasley|Percy]], and [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] — as well as his younger sister, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], grew up in [[the Burrow]] on the outskirts of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]] in [[Devon]]. The [[Weasley family]] was not wealthy at all, compared to other wizarding families.<ref name="GOF" /> Many other [[pure-blood]] families, particularly the Malfoys and other Pure-Blood Families disdained them for their "[[blood traitor]]" beliefs and lack of wealth. They tried their best to make up for this with their [[love]].<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref> The [[Weasley family|Weasley]] siblings were fond of teasing and playing pranks on each other, and Ron was a particular target for [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]]. They once [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] Ron's teddy bear into a giant [[spider]], sparking his arachnophobia. On another occasion, the twins nearly got him to make an [[Unbreakable Vow]], which finally made their father truly furious (and Fred would later state that his left buttock has ''"never been the same'' ''since"'' after the row that ensued). They also once got him to eat an [[Acid Pops|Acid Pop]] which burnt a hole through his tongue.When Ron was younger, he had a pet rat named Scabbers. This rat was actually [[Peter Pettigrew]], a traitor to all wizard kind. Ron was very fond of Scabbers, but wasn't sad to let him go when he found out the truth about his old rat.<ref name="FB">{{FB}}</ref>
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Ron and his five older brothers [[William Weasley|Bill]], [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]], [[Percy Weasley|Percy]], and [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] — as well as his younger sister, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], grew up in [[the Burrow]] on the outskirts of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]] in [[Devon]]. Like all his siblings, he was home educated in reading, writing and simple maths by his mother. The [[Weasley family]] was not wealthy at all, compared to other wizarding families.<ref name="GOF" /> Many other [[pure-blood]] families, particularly the Malfoys, disdained them for their "[[blood traitor|''blood traitor'']]" beliefs and lack of wealth. They tried their best to make up for this with their [[love]].<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref> The [[Weasley family|Weasley]] siblings, especially Fred and George, were fond of teasing and playing pranks on each other, and Ron was a particular target for [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]]. They once [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] Ron's teddy bear into a giant [[spider]], sparking his arachnophobia. On another occasion, the twins nearly got him to make an [[Unbreakable Vow]], which finally made their father truly furious (and Fred would later state that his left buttock has ''"never been the same'' ''since"'' after the row that ensued). They also once got him to eat an [[Acid Pops|Acid Pop]] which burnt a hole through his tongue. When Ron was younger, he had a pet rat named Scabbers. This rat was actually [[Peter Pettigrew]], a traitor to all wizard kind. Ron was very fond of Scabbers, but wasn't sad to let him go when he found out the truth about his old rat.<ref name="GOF" />
<ref name="GOF" /> Ron had a fairly happy childhood, which Harry, who had been brought up by his spiteful relatives the [[Dursley]]s, envied.
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<ref name="FB">{{FB}}</ref> Ron had a fairly happy childhood, which Harry, who had been brought up by his spiteful relatives the [[Dursley|Dursleys]], envied.
   
===Education at Hogwarts===
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===Hogwarts years {{C|1991-1997}}===
[[File:Tumblr_lcpsa5CypX1qathg7o1_500.jpg|thumb|Ron and Harry first meeting at Hogwarts Express along with Ginny in 1991.]]
 
 
====First year====
 
====First year====
 
{{Quote|No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles and more children than they can afford.|[[Draco Malfoy]] meeting Ron for the first time.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles and more children than they can afford.|[[Draco Malfoy]] meeting Ron for the first time.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
Ron began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]] at the customary age of eleven. He was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] House, like every other Weasley. On his first trip on the [[Hogwarts Express]], Ron met and became fast friends with famous wizard [[Harry Potter]]. Harry let him share his carriage on the Hogwarts Express and showed an understanding of Ron's circumstance, not much different from his own, by purchasing a large amount of wizarding snacks from the [[Hogwarts Express]] [[Honeydukes Express|food trolley]] to share with Ron, and that simple act started a  lifelong friendship. Examples of this included: Harry standing up for Ron against Slytherin Bully [[Draco Malfoy]], reassuring Harry that it was not his fault that [[Severus Snape]], the Potions Master, gave him a hard time; agreeing to act as his second during what would be a midnight duel but was in actuality a dirty trick by Draco to get Harry and Ron in trouble.
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[[File:Tumblr_n1rjt1X7XH1qili3vo2_r1_250.gif|frame|left|Ron in his first year]]
[[File:RonFirstYear.jpg|thumb|left|Ron in his [[first year]].]]
 
Ron and Harry also first met [[Hermione Granger]] on the [[Hogwart's Express|train]] but  Ron did not particularly like her. Ron, especially, was annoyed by what he saw as Hermione showing off her knowledge of [[magic]], such as when she corrected him on the pronunciation of the incantation ''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]''. Talking to Harry prior to the [[Hallowe'en feast]] he insulted her because of her knowledge. Unfortunately, she overheard  and went running to the girl's bathroom in tears. That evening, during the Halloween Feast, it was announced that a mountain [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|troll]] was loose in the school. Ron and Harry came to Hermione's rescue after hearing that she was in trouble, an idea originally suggested by Harry, and she, in return, lied to protect them from Professor McGonagall. The three were best friends ever since the troll incident.
 
   
[[File:Tumblr_lvfx24sgay1r5tevgo1_500.jpg|thumb|Harry,Ron and Hermione leaving Hogwarts towards the end of their first year.]]
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Ron began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]] at the customary age of eleven. He was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] House, like every other Weasley. On his first trip on the [[Hogwarts Express]], Ron met and became fast friends with famous wizard [[Harry Potter]]. Harry let him share his carriage on the Hogwarts Express and showed an understanding of Ron's circumstance, not much different from his own, by purchasing a large amount of wizarding snacks from the [[Hogwarts Express]] [[Honeydukes Express|food trolley]] to share with Ron, and that simple act started a lifelong friendship. Examples of this included: Harry standing up for Ron against Slytherin bully [[Draco Malfoy]], reassuring Harry that it was not his fault that [[Severus Snape]], the Potions Master, gave him a hard time; agreeing to act as his second during what would be a midnight duel but was in actuality a dirty trick by Draco to get Harry and Ron in trouble.
   
During their [[first year]], the three of them learned that the [[Philosopher's Stone]] was being hidden in Hogwarts and sought to protect it from being stolen by [[Severus Snape]], who the young wizards believed to be working for [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his Death Eaters. It turned out that [[Quirinus Quirrell]] was actually acting on behalf of Lord Voldemort. Ron's talent in [[Wizard's Chess]], owed to an old and battered chess set that was passed to him from a grandfather, became a life-saving asset when the trio came to [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]]'s contribution to the protection of the Philosopher's Stone. During the life-sized game of Wizard's Chess, Ron sacrificed himself as a game piece so Harry could place the enemy king in checkmate, allowing Harry and Hermione to move on. Ultimately, the three succeeded in defeating Quirrell and protecting the Philosopher's Stone, and Ron was awarded 50 [[House points]] by [[Albus Dumbledore]] for "the best played game of chess that Hogwarts has seen these many years," contributing to Gryffindor winning the [[House Cup]] for the first time in seven years, something that greatly pleased his Prefect brother [[Percy Weasley|Percy]].<ref name="PS" />
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Ron and Harry first met [[Hermione Granger]] on the [[Hogwarts Express|train]] but Ron did not particularly take to her. Ron, especially, was annoyed by what he saw as Hermione showing off her knowledge of [[magic]], such as when she corrected him on the pronunciation of the incantation ''[[Levitation Charm|Wingardium Leviosa]]''. Talking to Harry prior to the [[Hallowe'en feast]] he insulted her for being a know-it-all and not having friends. Unfortunately, she overheard and went running to the girl's bathroom in tears. That evening, during the Hallowe'en feast, it was announced that a mountain [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|troll]] was loose in the school. Ron and Harry came to Hermione's rescue after hearing that she was in trouble, an idea originally suggested by Harry, and she, in return, lied to protect them from Professor McGonagall. The three were best friends ever since the troll incident.
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[[File:Ron_sacrifice.gif|frame|Ron sacrificing himself in the chess game in the [[Philosopher's Stone Chambers]]]]
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During their [[first year]], the three of them learned that the [[Philosopher's Stone]] was being hidden in Hogwarts and sought to protect it from being stolen by [[Severus Snape]], who the young wizards believed to be working for [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his Death Eaters. It turned out that Professor [[Quirinus Quirrell]] was actually acting on behalf of Lord Voldemort. Ron's talent in [[Wizard's Chess]], owed to an old and battered chess set that was passed to him from a grandfather, became a life-saving asset when the trio came to [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]]'s contribution to the protection of the Philosopher's Stone. During the life-sized game of Wizard's Chess, Ron sacrificed himself as a game piece so Harry could place the enemy king in checkmate, allowing Harry and Hermione to move on. Ultimately, the three succeeded in defeating Quirrell and protecting the Philosopher's Stone, and Ron was awarded fifty [[House points]] by [[Albus Dumbledore]] for "''the best played game of chess that Hogwarts has seen these many years,''" contributing to Gryffindor winning the [[House Cup]] for the first time in seven years, something that greatly pleased his prefect brother [[Percy Weasley|Percy]].<ref name="PS" />
   
 
====Second year====
 
====Second year====
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Severus Snape|I noticed, in my search of the park, that considerable damage seems to have been done to a very valuable Whomping Willow.|Ronald Weasley|That tree did more damage to us than we —| ''Silence''! Most unfortunately, you are not in my House and the decision to expel you does not rest with me. I shall go and fetch the people who ''do'' have that happy power.|Ron Weasley to [[Severus Snape]] about his and Harry's experience in the [[Whomping Willow]] in [[1992]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Severus Snape|I noticed, in my search of the park, that considerable damage seems to have been done to a very valuable Whomping Willow.|Ronald Weasley|That tree did more damage to us than we —| Silence! Most unfortunately, you are not in my House and the decision to expel you does not rest with me. I shall go and fetch the people who ''do'' have that happy power.|Ron Weasley to [[Severus Snape]] about his and Harry's experience in the [[Whomping Willow]] in [[1992]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
[[File:HarryRonFlyingCar.jpg|thumb|right|Ron and Harry flying a car to school in their [[second year]].]]
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[[File:Flying_to_Hogwarts.png|thumb|left|255px|Ron and Harry flying a car to school in their [[second year]]]]
Having not heard from [[Harry Potter]] during the whole summer of [[1992]], Ron, Fred and George Weasley  in a planned scheme to rescue him from [[4 Privet Drive]], drove Arthur Weasley's [[flying Ford Anglia]] to the [[Muggle]] town of [[Little Whinging]] and tore the bars from Harry's bedroom window using the car's horsepower. Ron helped Harry get his things in the car, and they left for the Weasley House. Upon landing Ron and his brothers were ratted out by Molly Weasley for having taken such a risky course of action. At the start of that year's school term, Ron and Harry missed the [[Hogwarts Express]] due to the tricks of Dobby the House-Elf  and were forced to use the Ford Anglia to travel to Hogwarts. At the end of their journey, the car failed, causing the boys to crash-land into the [[Whomping Willow]]. They were nearly killed when the tree shaked, and the car jettisoned them and took off into the [[Forbidden Forest]], where it remained.
 
   
Ron's [[Ronald Weasley's first wand|wand]] was damaged in the crash, causing him problems for the entire school year. For instance, it backfired when Ron attempted to curse [[Draco Malfoy]] in payback for calling Hermione by  the offensive term "Mudblood".Erisonfor [[Muggle-born]]s led Ron, Harry, and Hermione to suspect that he was the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]] who opened the [[Chamber of Secrets]] that year, unleashing a "[[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|monster]]" that began to attack Muggle-born students.
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Having not heard from [[Harry Potter]] during the whole summer of [[1992]], Ron, Fred and George Weasley, in a planned scheme to rescue him from [[4 Privet Drive]], drove Arthur Weasley's [[flying Ford Anglia]] to the [[Muggle]] town of [[Little Whinging]] and tore the bars from Harry's bedroom window using the car's horsepower. Ron helped Harry get his things in the car, and they left for the Weasley House. Upon landing Ron and his brothers were ratted out by Molly Weasley for having taken such a risky course of action. At the start of that year's school term, Ron and Harry missed the [[Hogwarts Express]] due to the tricks of Dobby the House-Elf and were forced to use the Ford Anglia to travel to Hogwarts. At the end of their journey, the car failed, causing the boys to crash-land into the [[Whomping Willow]]. They were nearly killed when the tree shaked, and the car jettisoned them and took off into the [[Forbidden Forest]], where it remained.
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Ron's [[Ronald Weasley's first wand|wand]] was damaged in the crash, causing him problems for the entire school year. For instance, it backfired when Ron attempted to curse [[Draco Malfoy]] in payback for calling Hermione by the offensive term "Mudblood". Malfoy's disdain towards [[Muggle-born|Muggle-borns ]]led Ron, Harry, and Hermione to suspect that he was the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]] who opened the [[Chamber of Secrets]] that year, unleashing a "[[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|monster]]" that began to attack Muggle-born students.
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To investigate this theory, Hermione brewed [[Polyjuice Potion]] which greatly surprised Ron in that she was so overtly breaking the rules. When the time came to use the potion, Ron was made to impersonate [[Vincent Crabbe]], and Harry impersonated [[Gregory Goyle]], while Hermione's transformation was unsuccessful because she mistook hair from [[Millicent Bulstrode]]'s cat for her own. Ron and Harry realised that Malfoy was not the Heir of Slytherin and were both greatly upset when Hermione became another victim of the "monster," ending up [[petrification|petrified]] in the Hospital Wing, though she left her friends a clue that led them to deduce that the monster was a [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]].
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[[File:Harryandlockheart.jpg|thumb|230x230px|Ron and Harry raise their wands against Lockhart]]
   
To investigate this theory, Hermione brewed [[Polyjuice Potion]] which greatly surprised Ron in that she was so overtly breaking the rules. When the time came to use the potion, Ron was made to impersonate [[Vincent Crabbe]], and Harry impersonated [[Gregory Goyle]], while Hermione's transformation was unsuccessful because she mistook hair from [[Millicent Bulstrode]]'s cat for her own. Ron and Harry realised that Malfoy was not the Heir of Slytherin and were both greatly upset when Hermione became another victim of the "monster," ending up [[petrification|petrified]] in the Hospital Wing, though she left her friends a clue that led them to deduce that the monster was a [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]].
 
[[File:Harryandlockheart.jpg|thumb|left|Ron and Harry raise their wands against Lockhart.]]
 
 
Ron showed incredible bravery during the course of their investigation by venturing into the [[Forbidden Forest]] to an [[Acromantula]] den led by [[Aragog]], in spite of his extreme fear of spiders. When he and Harry learned that Ron's younger sister, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], was dying in the [[Chamber of Secrets]], they raced to save her, planning to give their information to Professor [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]. When the pair discovered that the professor was cowardly attempting to flee, they drew their wands on him and forced him to join them as they ventured into the Chamber of Secrets. Shortly after Ron, Harry, and Lockhart entered the Chamber, Lockhart attempted to [[Memory Charm|wipe their memories]] in order to get out of the Chamber and take credit for their efforts in a bid for fame. Unfortunately for him, he used Ron's damaged wand, and the spell backfired, causing permanent amnesia in Lockhart. Ron was left behind to tend to Lockhart, as Harry delved deeper into the Chamber, saving Ginny and defeating [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk]].
 
Ron showed incredible bravery during the course of their investigation by venturing into the [[Forbidden Forest]] to an [[Acromantula]] den led by [[Aragog]], in spite of his extreme fear of spiders. When he and Harry learned that Ron's younger sister, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], was dying in the [[Chamber of Secrets]], they raced to save her, planning to give their information to Professor [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]. When the pair discovered that the professor was cowardly attempting to flee, they drew their wands on him and forced him to join them as they ventured into the Chamber of Secrets. Shortly after Ron, Harry, and Lockhart entered the Chamber, Lockhart attempted to [[Memory Charm|wipe their memories]] in order to get out of the Chamber and take credit for their efforts in a bid for fame. Unfortunately for him, he used Ron's damaged wand, and the spell backfired, causing permanent amnesia in Lockhart. Ron was left behind to tend to Lockhart, as Harry delved deeper into the Chamber, saving Ginny and defeating [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk]].
   
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====Third year====
 
====Third year====
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Harry Potter|Where's the dog?|Ronald Weasley|Not a dog. Harry, it's a trap —|What —|He's the dog… he's an Animagus.|Ron after he was taken by a transformed [[Sirius Black]] to the [[Shrieking Shack]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Harry Potter|Where's the dog?|Ronald Weasley|Not a dog. Harry, it's a trap —|What —|He's the dog… he's an Animagus.|Ron after he was taken by a transformed [[Sirius Black]] to the [[Shrieking Shack]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
[[File:Ronnew.jpg|thumb|right|Ron in his third year.]]
 
In the summer following Ron's second year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] won the [[Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw]]. Ron and his family used the money to travel to [[Egypt]] to visit Ron's eldest brother, [[William Weasley|Bill]]. News of their lucky break made the ''Daily Prophet'', and Ron sent that newspaper clipping and a [[Sneakoscope]] to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] for his 13th birthday. They met on the last day of the summer, when Ron and his family visited [[Diagon Alley]] with Harry and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] and took up rooms in the [[Leaky Cauldron]] in preparation for catching the [[Hogwarts Express]]. During their stay at the Leaky Cauldron, Ron shared a room with his  brother Percy. Unfortunately, this led to a bad fight. Percy believed that Ron had taken his head boy badge, which had actually been stolen by Weasley Twins Fred and George. Harry found the twins hiding, enchanting the badge to say "Big Head Boy". Later, Ron was also accused of smudging a picture of Percy's girlfriend, [[Penelope Clearwater]] with tea.
 
   
Also that summer, [[Sirius Black]], the most famous prisoner in [[Azkaban]], escaped, and in light of this incident, security was tightened at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] which Ron and his friends noticed when the Hogwarts Express was stopped and searched by Dementors. Once at the school, [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] announced that [[Dementor]]s would be stationed around the school gates to prevent Black from entering Hogwarts. This was done under the assumption that Harry was the target of Sirius Black's future plans. [[File:430466_377733772245167_100000256411285_1430871_373883221_n.jpg|thumb|Ron, Harry and Hermione at Hogsmeade.]]Upon starting the term, the [[third year]]s began taking new lessons. Ron and Harry had chosen [[Divination]] and [[Care of Magical Creatures]], while Hermione decided to take every possible class offered and began to exhibit strange behaviour that neither Ron nor Harry could figure out. The pair quickly decided that Divination was not a class they really liked and that the professor, [[Sybill Trelawney]], was a fake Seer. Ron's first Care of Magical Creatures was a disater.Rubeus [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]], the new Care of Magical Creatures professor, had planned what he thought to be a spectacular class on [[hippogriff]]s, when a hippogriff named [[Buckbeak]] attacked [[Draco Malfoy]] after Malfoy had insulted the rare creature, causing Malfoy to promise revenge. Also during that week, Ron had his first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class with the new professor, [[Remus Lupin]], and in short order Ron thought that Lupin was an excellent professor.
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[[File:600full-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-photo2.jpg|thumb|left|145px|Ron in his third year]]
   
On Halloween, Ron and Hermione went on their first [[Hogsmeade]] trip. Harry, however, could not join them as his [[Vernon Dursley|Uncle Vernon]] refused to sign his Hogsmeade [[Hogsmeade permission form|permission slip]], and had to remain at Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Ron and Hermione visited every building in Hogsmeade and brought back loads of sweets from Honeydukes for Harry. That night, while the students were in the Dining Hall, [[Sirius Black]] sneaked into Hogwarts, and the students were forced to spend the night in the Dining Hall.
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In the summer following Ron's second year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] won the [[Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw|''Daily Prophet'' Grand Prize Galleon Draw]]. Ron and his family used the money to travel to [[Egypt]] to visit Ron's eldest brother, [[William Weasley|Bill]]. News of their lucky break made the ''Daily Prophet'', and Ron sent that newspaper clipping and a [[Sneakoscope]] to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] for his thirteenth birthday. They met on the last day of the summer, when Ron and his family visited [[Diagon Alley]] with Harry and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] and took up rooms in the [[Leaky Cauldron]] in preparation for catching the [[Hogwarts Express]]. During their stay at the Leaky Cauldron, Ron shared a room with his brother Percy. Unfortunately, this led to a bad fight. Percy believed that Ron had taken his Head Boy badge, which had actually been stolen by Weasley twins Fred and George. Harry found the twins hiding, enchanting the badge to say "''Big Head Boy''". Later, Ron was also accused of smudging a picture of Percy's girlfriend, [[Penelope Clearwater]] with tea.
   
Just before [[Christmas]], Rubeus  Hagrid received a complaint from the [[Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures]] about Buckbeak the Hippogriff. When he shared this incident with Ron, Harry, and Hermione, the trio promised to do everything in their power to help defend Buckbeak. Ron and Harry put the defence of Buckbeak on the back-burner when on Christmas Day, Harry received a [[Firebolt]] broomstick from a mysterious sender. When Hermione, afraid  for Harry's safety, turned the Firebolt in, Ron stopped talking to Hermione. The Firebolt incident only added to the  rough tension between the two, as Hermione's new pet [[Crookshanks]] had been continually trying to attack Ron's rat, Scabbers. A few weeks later, when the two were on the verge of fighting, Scabbers disappeared and Ron blamed Crookshanks, threatning the friendship between them.
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Also that summer, [[Sirius Black]], the most famous prisoner in [[Azkaban]], escaped, and in light of this incident, security was tightened at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] which Ron and his friends noticed when the Hogwarts Express was stopped and searched by [[Dementor|Dementors]]. Once at the school, [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] announced that Dementors would be stationed around the school gates to prevent Black from entering Hogwarts. This was done under the assumption that Harry was the target of Sirius Black's future plans. 
   
[[File:Shakesiriusharrylupinronhermionewormtail.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Ron and his friends confronted by Sirius Black in the Shrieking Shack.]]
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[[File:Tumblr_mqmg5k5aLP1rrszjzo3_250.gif|frame|Ron, Harry and Hermione at [[Hogsmeade]]]]
In the meantime, Black was yet to be found, and the night following the [[Gryffindor]] vs. [[Ravenclaw]] [[Quidditch]] match, he sneaked into Gryffindor tower. Hearing the sound of ripping bed curtains, Ron awoke with a start to see Sirius Black standing over him holding a knife. He screamed, and Black fled. This incident made Ron  famous within the walls of Hogwarts, but he came back down to Earth when Hagrid scolded him and Harry about their treatment of Hermione, who Hagrid told them was in over her head with all of her classes and the work she was doing for Buckbeak. Shocked, the pair patched it up with her a few days later, when they got a letter from Hagrid saying that Buckbeak had been convicted of crimes and sentenced to execution.
 
   
With exams coming up, the trio set about studying and attempting to help Hagrid with Buckbeak's Appeal. The appeal took place on the [[6 June|last day of their exams]] Hearing that Buckbeak was to be executed, Ron, Harry and Hermione went to visit Hagrid in the evening just before the execution. They offered to help set the record straight, but Hagrid told them that they would be in big trouble if they were seen. Helping the sobbing Hagrid with some milk, Hermione found Scabbers. Soon they were hurried out the back of the hut, all the while they continued to lobby for a chance to set the record straight. When they heard what sounded like the killing, Ron, Harry & Hermione set off for Hogwarts in a slight state of guiltyness.
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Upon starting the term, the [[third year]]s began taking new lessons. Ron and Harry had chosen [[Divination]] and [[Care of Magical Creatures]], while Hermione decided to take every possible class offered and began to exhibit strange behaviour that neither Ron nor Harry could figure out. The pair quickly decided that Divination was not a class they really liked and that the professor, [[Sybill Trelawney]], was a fraud. Ron's first Care of Magical Creatures was a disater. [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]], the new Care of Magical Creatures professor, had planned what he thought to be a spectacular class on [[hippogriff]]s, when a hippogriff named [[Buckbeak]] attacked [[Draco Malfoy]] after Malfoy had insulted the rare creature, causing Malfoy to promise revenge. Also during that week, Ron had his first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class with the new professor, [[Remus Lupin]], and in short order Ron thought that Lupin was an excellent professor.
[[File:Sirius_Black_Attacking_Ron.png|thumb|left|320px|Sirius Black (in dog form) dragging Ron towards the Whomping Willow which causes his leg to break.]]
 
Before they made it back there, Scabbers began to squirm in Ron's hands and escaped. Not wanting to lose his rat again, Ron chased after Scabbers with Harry and Hermione behind him. He caught up to Scabbers, but not before they were in the shadow of the [[Whomping Willow]] tree. He looked up to see a large black dog bearing down upon him. The dog dived at Ron and gripping Ron's arm in its mouth, it dragged him into The Whomping Wllow. To try and stop the dog from pulling him further, Ron tied his feet around a tree branch, but this caused a broken leg . Considering the circumstances surrounding his injury we can assume he broke his ankle. When the dog reached The Shrieking Shack, it let go of Ron and revealed itself to be [[Sirius Black]], the wanted Askaban Prisoner. Hearing footsteps approaching, Ron called out a warning for his friends, but it was too late.
 
   
[[File:Dumbleronfeet.PNG|thumb|right|Ron seriously injured his leg during the year's events.]] Sirius
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On Hallowe'en, Ron and Hermione went on their first [[Hogsmeade]] trip. Harry, however, could not join them as his [[Vernon Dursley|Uncle Vernon]] refused to sign his Hogsmeade [[Hogsmeade permission form|permission slip]], and had to remain at Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Ron and Hermione visited every building in Hogsmeade and brought back loads of sweets from Honeydukes for Harry. That night, while the students were in the Dining Hall, [[Sirius Black]] sneaked into Hogwarts, and the students were forced to spend the night in the Dining Hall.
ambushed Harry and Hermione, [[Disarming Charm|disarming]] them when they entered the room where Ron was being held hostage. Upon seeing him, Harry attacked Black with Hermione and the seriously injured Ron helping in any way they could, but Harry could not bring himself to finish the job when he had Black in his power, and he was disarmed by [[Remus Lupin|Professor Lupin]]. Relieved at the sight of Lupin, Ron  became worried when Lupin and Black greeted each other like brothers and demanded that Ron turn over his rat, Scabbers. After Ron screamed at the suggestion and Hermione accused Lupin of many terrible things including being a [[werewolf]], Sirius and  Lupin began telling a long tale of their youth education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and how a wizard named [[Peter Pettigrew]], who most wizards believed dead, actually betrayed Harry's parents [[James and Lily Potter]]. Partially convinced, Ron handed over Scabbers when Lupin promised that if it were actually a rat, no harm would come to it, and Scabbers was revealed to be Pettigrew who confessed to the betrayal  and begged for mercy from his former friends.
 
   
When it was decided that Pettigrew should be turned over to the [[Dementor]]s, Lupin splinted Ron's leg, and the assembled company left for Hogwarts. Along the way, the full moon broke out, and Lupin began to transform into a werewolf. In the skirmish, Pettigrew stole Lupin's wand, attacked the trio, and escaped into the moonlight. Hours later in the [[hospital wing]] where he was recovering from his broken leg, Ron was told that Harry and Hermione had managed to [[Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak|save]] Sirius and Buckbeak from their deaths. For some reason, Madam Pomfrey, who claimed that she can "mend bones in a heartbeat...", on this occasion had Ron remain in the Hospital Wing with his leg heavily bandaged despite the Nurse's previous claims. Perhaps there were complications with his injury considering that he spent a long time in the [[Shrieking Shack]] then outside while Lupin transformed into a [[werewolf]] and his leg was harmed even further over the course of the evening; for example "Ron yelled with pain when Black toppled over   his broken leg." As a replacement for his lost pet, Sirius sent Ron a tiny owl, which Ginny immediately named [[Pigwidgeon]] because she thought the name was "sweet"; annoyed and  disgusted at this, Ron tried to choose another name, but it was too late, so he settled for using the nickname "Pig".
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Just before [[Christmas]], Rubeus Hagrid received a complaint from the [[Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures]] about Buckbeak the hippogriff. When he shared this incident with Ron, Harry, and Hermione, the trio promised to do everything in their power to help defend Buckbeak. Ron and Harry put the defence of Buckbeak on the back-burner when on Christmas Day, Harry received a [[Firebolt]] broomstick from a mysterious sender. When Hermione, afraid for Harry's safety, turned the Firebolt in, Ron stopped talking to Hermione. The Firebolt incident only added to the rough tension between the two, as Hermione's new pet [[Crookshanks]] had been continually trying to attack Ron's rat, Scabbers. A few weeks later, when the two were on the verge of fighting, Scabbers disappeared and Ron blamed Crookshanks, threatening the friendship between them.
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[[File:Ronfireboltpottermore.png|thumb|left|230px|Ron riding Harry's [[Firebolt]]]]
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In the meantime, Black was yet to be found, and the night following the [[Gryffindor]] vs. [[Ravenclaw]] [[Quidditch]] match, he sneaked into Gryffindor tower. Hearing the sound of ripping bed curtains, Ron awoke with a start to see Sirius Black standing over him holding a knife. He screamed, and Black fled. This incident made Ron famous within the walls of Hogwarts, but he came back down to Earth when Hagrid scolded him and Harry about their treatment of Hermione, who Hagrid told them was in over her head with all of her classes and the work she was doing for Buckbeak. Shocked, the pair patched it up with her a few days later, when they got a letter from Hagrid saying that Buckbeak had been convicted of crimes and sentenced to execution.
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With exams coming up, the trio set about studying and attempting to help Hagrid with Buckbeak's appeal. The appeal took place on the [[6 June|last day of their exams]]. Hearing that Buckbeak was to be executed, Ron, Harry and Hermione went to visit Hagrid in the evening just before the execution. They offered to help set the record straight, but Hagrid told them that they would be in big trouble if they were seen. Helping the sobbing Hagrid with some milk, Hermione found Scabbers. Soon they were hurried out the back of the hut, all the while they continued to lobby for a chance to set the record straight. When they heard what sounded like the killing, Ron, Harry and Hermione set off for Hogwarts in a slight state of shock.
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[[File:Attack_at_whomping_whillowPM.png|thumb|235px|[[Sirius Black]] captures [[Ron]]]]
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Before they made it back there, Scabbers began to squirm in Ron's hands and escaped. Not wanting to lose his rat again, Ron chased after Scabbers with Harry and Hermione behind him. He caught up to Scabbers, but not before they were in the shadow of the [[Whomping Willow]] tree. He looked up to see a large black dog bearing down upon him. The dog dived at Ron and gripping Ron's arm in its mouth, it dragged him into the Whomping Wllow. To try and stop the dog from pulling him further, Ron tied his feet around a tree branch, but this caused a broken leg. Considering the circumstances surrounding his injury we can assume he broke his ankle. When the dog reached the Shrieking Shack, it let go of Ron and revealed itself to be [[Sirius Black]], the wanted Askaban prisoner. Hearing footsteps approaching, Ron called out a warning for his friends, but it was too late.
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Sirius ambushed Harry and Hermione, [[Disarming Charm|disarming]] them when they entered the room where Ron was being held hostage. Upon seeing him, Harry attacked Black with Hermione and the seriously injured Ron helping in any way they could, but Harry could not bring himself to finish the job when he had Black in his power, and he was disarmed by [[Remus Lupin|Professor Lupin]]. Relieved at the sight of Lupin, Ron became worried when Lupin and Black greeted each other like brothers and demanded that Ron turn over his rat, Scabbers. After Ron screamed at the suggestion and Hermione accused Lupin of many terrible things including being a [[werewolf]], Sirius and Lupin began telling a long tale of their youth education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and how a wizard named [[Peter Pettigrew]], who most wizards believed dead, actually betrayed Harry's parents [[James and Lily Potter]]. Partially convinced, Ron handed over Scabbers when Lupin promised that if it were actually a rat, no harm would come to it, and Scabbers was revealed to be Pettigrew who confessed to the betrayal and begged for mercy from his former friends.
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[[File:Dumbleronfeet.PNG|thumb|left|230x230px|Ron with his broken leg unable to walk]]
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When it was decided that Pettigrew should be turned over to the [[Dementor]]s, Lupin splinted Ron's leg, and the assembled company left for Hogwarts. Along the way, the full moon broke out, and Lupin began to transform into a werewolf. In the skirmish, Pettigrew stole Lupin's wand, attacked the trio, and escaped into the moonlight. Hours later in the [[hospital wing]] where he was recovering from his broken leg, Ron was told that Harry and Hermione had managed to [[Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak|save]] Sirius and Buckbeak from their deaths. For some reason, Madam Pomfrey, who claimed that she can "''mend bones in a heartbeat...''", on this occasion had Ron remain in the hospital wing with his leg heavily bandaged despite the nurse's previous claims. Perhaps there were complications with his injury considering that he spent a long time in the [[Shrieking Shack]] then outside while Lupin transformed into a [[werewolf]] and his leg was harmed even further over the course of the evening; for example "''Ron yelled with pain when Black toppled over his broken leg''." As a replacement for his lost pet, Sirius sent Ron a tiny owl, which Ginny immediately named [[Pigwidgeon]] because she thought the name was "''sweet''"; annoyed and disgusted at this, Ron tried to choose another name, but it was too late, so he settled for using the nickname "Pig".
   
 
====Fourth year====
 
====Fourth year====
 
{{Quote|Look, it's always you who gets all the attention, you know it is. I know it's not your fault. I know you don't ask for it...but — well — you know, Ron's got all those brothers to compete against at home, and you're his best friend, and you're really famous — he's always shunted to one side whenever people see you, and he puts up with it, and he never mentions it, but I suppose this is just one time too many...|[[Hermione Granger]] on Ron after Harry's name came out of the [[Goblet of Fire]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|Look, it's always you who gets all the attention, you know it is. I know it's not your fault. I know you don't ask for it...but — well — you know, Ron's got all those brothers to compete against at home, and you're his best friend, and you're really famous — he's always shunted to one side whenever people see you, and he puts up with it, and he never mentions it, but I suppose this is just one time too many...|[[Hermione Granger]] on Ron after Harry's name came out of the [[Goblet of Fire]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
[[File:6-stills-mq-scarpotter-10_large.jpg|thumb|Harry and Ron along with other fellow Gryffindor students singing the Hogwarts song.]]In the summer of [[1994]], Ron invited Harry and Hermione to accompany the Weasleys to the [[Quidditch World Cup]], which was being held in Britain for the first time in decades. While Hermione joined the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] at [[the Burrow]], Harry had to be picked up from the Dursleys. Arthur Weasley arranged to pick up Harry via  [[Floo Network]], not knowing that the Dursleys' fireplace was blocked, so when Ron, Arthur,Fred and George tried to fetch Harry they ended up stuck in the chimmney.Part of the Dursley's house was destroyed before Harry returned to the Weasley's house. The following day, Harry, Hermione, and all the Weasleys except Molly Weasley left for the Quidditch World Cup, where they set up camp and met many of their friends from Hogwarts or the Ministry. They had prime seats for the match, thanks to Mr. Weasley who had helped  [[Ludovic Bagman|Ludo Bagman]], Head of the [[Department of Magical Games and Sports]], out of a messy problem. During the match, Ron watched his Quidditch hero, [[Viktor Krum]], the [[Bulgaria]]n [[Seeker]], play an excellent match, catching the [[Golden Snitch|Snitch]] to end the game.
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[[File:Ron-Harry-Potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-potterhead-29266755-352-500.jpg|thumb|140px|Ron is his fourth year]]
   
That night, while the Irish supporters were still awake celebrating their victory, trouble began. The [[Death Eaters]], former followers of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], who had escaped imprisonment in Askaban, chose to let off a riot.Wearing  uniforms, they attacked the camp where Ron and his friends and family were staying. In the incident, Mr. Weasley ordered Ron, Harry, Hermione, Fred, George, and Ginny to run for their lives, while he and the older Weasley children set off to help the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] of Magic. Running off into the woods, Ron, Hermione, and Harry quickly lost Fred, George and Ginny, but they did find [[Draco Malfoy]]. Malfoy meanly suggested that Hermione could be a Muggle-Born target of the Death Eaters, causing Ron to insist that she and Harry join him in going deeper into the woods. Soon they reached a patch of woods giving off a  silver glow, where the trio found a few [[Veela]] witches and their admiring wizard boyfriends. Ron was entranced and claimed he created a broomstick that could fly to space. However, they would soon come across something more sinister than the Veela witches. Deeper yet, they went, and in a clearing they saw a man cast the [[Dark Mark]], after which Ron, Harry and Hermione were questioned by the Ministry.
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In the summer of [[1994]], Ron invited Harry and Hermione to accompany the Weasleys to the [[Quidditch World Cup]], which was being held in Britain for the first time in decades. While Hermione joined the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] at [[the Burrow]], Harry had to be picked up from the Dursleys. Arthur Weasley arranged to pick up Harry via [[Floo Network]], not knowing that the Dursleys' fireplace was blocked, so when Ron, Arthur, Fred and George tried to fetch Harry they ended up stuck in the chimmney. Part of the Dursley's house was destroyed before Harry returned to the Weasley's house. The following day, Harry, Hermione, and all the Weasleys except Molly Weasley left for the Quidditch World Cup, where they set up camp and met many of their friends from Hogwarts or the Ministry. They had prime seats for the match, thanks to Mr Weasley who had helped [[Ludovic Bagman|Ludo Bagman]], Head of the [[Department of Magical Games and Sports]], out of a messy problem. During the match, Ron watched his Quidditch hero, [[Viktor Krum]], the [[Bulgaria]]n [[Seeker]], play an excellent match, catching the [[Golden Snitch|Snitch]] to end the game.
[[File:Tumblr_lbonwt7Hca1qesfzvo1_r1_400.png|thumb|right|The trio after being ambushed by Crouch and his men]]
 
On 1 September, Ron and his friends departed for Hogwarts aboard the [[Hogwarts Express]], where he was taunted and his father and new dress robes were insulted by [[Draco Malfoy]], and that evening at the [[Welcoming Feast]], [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] announced that Hogwarts would host the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. Ron  found himself caught up in dreams of being a Triwizard Champion, but he was snapped back to reality by his fourth year classes. In [[Care of Magical Creatures]], [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] had his students breed terrifying [[Blast-Ended Skrewt]]s, and in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], Ron was impressed by the new professor, [[Alastor Moody|"Mad-Eye" Moody]], when he taught the class about the three [[Unforgivable Curses]]. It was announced that the students from the [[Durmstrang Institute]] and [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]] would be arriving at Hogwarts on 30 October. Ron was impressed by the uniform in which the foreign students arrived in and was surprised when he saw [[Viktor Krum]] among the Durmstrang students.
 
   
Having discussed the possibility of somehow outsmarting the [[Goblet of Fire]] and the [[Age Line]] that Dumbledore had cast around it, Ron was surprised to find that Harry's name had come out of the Goblet of Fire.Jealous of Harry's fame and wealth, Ron refused to accept that Harry did'nt want to enter the tournament and accused Harry of cheating. After the argument, he and Harry stopped talking to each other, and Ron began hanging out with  other  Gryffindors like [[Dean Thomas]] and [[Seamus Finnigan]]. Ron and Harry did not talk until after the First Task of the Triwizard tournament. Seeingdanger, Ron came to the conclusion that someone would have to be mad enough to purposely put their name in the Goblet of Fire. After Harry had passed his first task, Ron joined Hermione in congratulating Harry, and the two became best friends once again.
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[[File:Roit_at_the_World_cup.png|thumb|240px|Ron, [[Harry]] and [[Hermione]] after the riot of the Quidditch World Cup|left]]
   
[[File:TI4U_u1138203866.jpg|thumb|Harry and Ron getting ready for Yule Ball.]]Soon after the first task, [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] told Ron and the other Griyffindor boys  about the traditional [[Yule Ball]], held during the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. While all students above fourth year scampered around trying to find dates, Ron and Harry found it hard to ask girls to the ball. Struck by the beauty and charm of [[Fleur Delacour]], the Triwizard Champion from Beauxbatons Academy and a [[Half-Veela|part-Veela]] witch, Ron badly asked her to attend the ball with him, but fled in horrifying embarrassment. He also offended Hermione first by not asking her, and then by suggesting that she did not have a date and thus could accompany him. Harry was eventually able to get them both dates with twins [[Parvati and Padma Patil]]. Ron's evening was a fiasco of the first sort. His "traditional" Weasley dress robes embarrassed him and his date, [[Padma Patil]], and when Ron saw Hermione with his Quidditch hero, [[Viktor Krum]], he was really jealous. This led to a blazing argument between them during the end of the Yule Ball; though their friendship did not suffer, it was clear that both held  feelings for each  other, though it would be years before it became obvious to Ron.
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That night, while the Irish supporters were still awake celebrating their victory, trouble began. The [[Death Eaters]], former followers of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], who had escaped imprisonment in Askaban, chose to let off a riot. Wearing uniforms, they attacked the camp where Ron and his friends and family were staying. In the incident, Mr Weasley ordered Ron, Harry, Hermione, Fred, George, and Ginny to run for their lives, while he and the older Weasley children set off to help the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] of Magic. Running off into the woods, Ron, Hermione, and Harry quickly lost Fred, George and Ginny, but they did find [[Draco Malfoy]]. Malfoy meanly suggested that Hermione could be a Muggle-Born target of the Death Eaters, causing Ron to insist that she and Harry join him in going deeper into the woods. Soon they reached a patch of woods giving off a silver glow, where the trio found a few [[Veela]] witches and their admiring wizard boyfriends. Ron was entranced and claimed he created a broomstick that could fly to space. However, they would soon come across something more sinister than the Veela witches. Deeper yet, they went, and in a clearing they saw a man cast the [[Dark Mark]], after which Ron, Harry and Hermione were questioned by the Ministry.
   
During the Yule ball, Ron had overheard [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] telling the Beaubaxtons Headmistress Olympe Maxime that he was a half-giant. This information was also overheard by Daily Prophet Reporter [[Rita Skeeter]], who wrote an arcticle telling the wizarding world of Hagrid's secret. This drove Hagrid into secret hiding, and he did not return to Hogwarts until Ron, Harry, and Hermione proved that they still liked him, no matter what. On [[24 February]], Ron was taken as Harry's hostage for the second task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. When he found out that Harry had stayed behind to save Fleur's hostage [[Gabrielle Delacour]] as well, Ron took him to task, but changed his tune when Harry was given extra points for "Loyalty to other champions." [[Fleur Delacour|Fleur]], however, was impressed, and she thanked Ron and Harry in turn for helping save her sister Gabrielle, kissing both of them on the cheek. This resulted in Ron having a very obvious crush on Fleur.
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[[File:Ron's_bedroom_and_dress_robes.png|thumb|240px|Ron in his bedroom with his [[dress robes]] before the start of school]]
   
Early in the spring, Ron joined Harry and Hermione in visiting [[Sirius Black]], who had taken to hiding in Hogsmeade. There, they discussed the disappearances of Ministry officials [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]] and [[Bertha Jorkins]]. Harry also ran his theories about Severus Snape by Sirius, but they were shot down, to Ron's chagrin. In the weeks leading up to the final tournament  task, Ron and Hermione helped Harry prepare by researching and trying out different jinxes and other helpful spells for the task. Ron and Hermione watched Harry together from the sidelines. They were shocked when Harry returned with [[Cedric Diggory]]'s dead body. They rushed to the [[hospital wing]] after the mourning, but they did not find Harry there. Ron was relieved to see Harry when he was brought to the infirmary by Professor [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]], eagerly wanted to question Harry about Diggory, but he was told off by Molly Weasley who, along with his brother [[William Weasley|Bill]] Weasley, had come to watch Harry. Ron was furious with the Minister of Magic, [[Cornelius Fudge]], when he refused to believe Harry and Dumbledore, and calmed Molly when she was shocked by Black's appearance in the room. Ron did not go against Harry's story when he finally heard it, sticking by his best friend.
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On 1 September, Ron and his friends departed for Hogwarts aboard the [[Hogwarts Express]], where he was taunted and his father and new dress robes were insulted by [[Draco Malfoy]], and that evening at the [[Welcoming Feast]], [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] announced that Hogwarts would host the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. Ron found himself caught up in dreams of being a Triwizard Champion, but he was snapped back to reality by his fourth year classes. In [[Care of Magical Creatures]], [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] had his students breed terrifying [[Blast-Ended Skrewt]]s, and in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], Ron was impressed by the new professor, [[Alastor Moody|"Mad-Eye" Moody]], when he taught the class about the three [[Unforgivable Curses]]. It was announced that the students from the [[Durmstrang Institute]] and [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]] would be arriving at Hogwarts on 30 October. Ron was impressed by the uniform in which the foreign students arrived in and was surprised when he saw [[Viktor Krum]] among the Durmstrang students.
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Having discussed the possibility of somehow outsmarting the [[Goblet of Fire]] and the [[Age Line]] that Dumbledore had cast around it, Ron was surprised to find that Harry's name had come out of the Goblet of Fire. Jealous of Harry's fame and wealth, Ron refused to accept that Harry didn't want to enter the tournament and accused Harry of cheating. After the argument, he and Harry stopped talking to each other, and Ron began hanging out with other Gryffindors like [[Dean Thomas]] and [[Seamus Finnigan]]. Ron and Harry did not talk until after the First Task of the Triwizard tournament. Seeing danger, Ron came to the conclusion that someone would have to be mad enough to purposely put their name in the Goblet of Fire. After Harry had passed his first task, Ron joined Hermione in congratulating Harry, and the two became best friends once again.
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[[File:Rupert_Grint_as_Ron_Weasley_(GoF-02).jpg|thumb|150px|Ron in his Yule Ball dress robes|left]]
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Soon after the first task, [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] told Ron and the other Griyffindor boys about the traditional [[Yule Ball]], held during the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. While all students above fourth year scampered around trying to find dates, Ron and Harry found it hard to ask girls to the ball. Struck by the beauty and charm of [[Fleur Delacour]], the Triwizard Champion from Beauxbatons Academy and a [[Half-Veela|part-Veela]] witch, Ron badly asked her to attend the ball with him, but fled in horrifying embarrassment. He also offended Hermione first by not asking her, and then by suggesting that she did not have a date and thus could accompany him. Harry was eventually able to get them both dates with twins [[Parvati and Padma Patil]]. Ron's evening was a fiasco of the first sort. His "''traditional''" Weasley dress robes embarrassed him and his date, [[Padma Patil]], and when Ron saw Hermione with his Quidditch hero, [[Viktor Krum]], he was really jealous. This led to a blazing argument between them during the end of the Yule Ball; though their friendship did not suffer, it was clear that both held feelings for each other, though it would be years before it became obvious to Ron.
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[[File:Harry_ron_second_task.gif|thumb|225px|[[Harry]] retrieving a captive Ron during the second task]]
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During the Yule Ball, Ron had overheard [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] telling the Beaubaxtons Headmistress Olympe Maxime that he was a half-giant. This information was also overheard by Daily Prophet Reporter [[Rita Skeeter]], who wrote an arcticle telling the wizarding world of Hagrid's secret. This drove Hagrid into secret hiding, and he did not return to Hogwarts until Ron, Harry, and Hermione proved that they still liked him, no matter what. On [[24 February]], Ron was taken as Harry's hostage for the second task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. When he found out that Harry had stayed behind to save Fleur's hostage [[Gabrielle Delacour]] as well, Ron took him to task, but changed his tune when Harry was given extra points for "''Loyalty to other champions.''" [[Fleur Delacour|Fleur]], however, was impressed, and she thanked Ron and Harry in turn for helping save her sister Gabrielle, kissing both of them on the cheek. This resulted in Ron having a very obvious crush on Fleur.
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Early in the spring, Ron joined Harry and Hermione in visiting [[Sirius Black]], who had taken to hiding in Hogsmeade. There, they discussed the disappearances of Ministry officials [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]] and [[Bertha Jorkins]]. Harry also ran his theories about Severus Snape by Sirius, but they were shot down, to Ron's chagrin. In the weeks leading up to the final tournament task, Ron and Hermione helped Harry prepare by researching and trying out different jinxes and other helpful spells for the task. Ron and Hermione watched Harry together from the sidelines. They were shocked when Harry returned with [[Cedric Diggory]]'s dead body. They rushed to the [[hospital wing]] after the mourning, but they did not find Harry there. Ron was relieved to see Harry when he was brought to the infirmary by Professor [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]], eagerly wanted to question Harry about Diggory, but he was told off by Molly Weasley who, along with his brother [[William Weasley|Bill]] Weasley, had come to watch Harry. Ron was furious with the Minister of Magic, [[Cornelius Fudge]], when he refused to believe Harry and Dumbledore, and calmed Molly when she was shocked by Black's appearance in the room. Ron did not go against Harry's story when he finally heard it, sticking by his best friend.
   
 
====Fifth year====
 
====Fifth year====
 
{{Quote|Weasley cannot save a thing, he cannot block a single ring.<br />That's why Slytherins all sing, Weasley is our king!...|[[Slytherin]]s mock Ron about his [[Keeper]] abilities|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote|Weasley cannot save a thing, he cannot block a single ring.<br />That's why Slytherins all sing, Weasley is our king!...|[[Slytherin]]s mock Ron about his [[Keeper]] abilities|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
   
With the start of the [[Second Wizarding War]] and Voldemort's rise to power, [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] reconstructed the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Early in the summer of [[1995]], the Order moved into headquarters at [[12 Grimmauld Place]] and Ron with it. There, he was joined by his school friend [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]. Together, they helped [[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]] clean the old house and kept an ear out for information about Harry. Early in August, he finally arrived at the headquarters but only after a [[Dementor]] [[Attack at Magnolia Crescent|attack]] on his Muggle cousin. Ron felt sorry about having to keep Harry in the dark, but quickly became aware of Harry's angry temper, which was very close to the surface due to Harry's increasing feelings of persecution and isolation.
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[[File:Ron.jpg|thumb|150px|Ron in his fifth year|left]]
   
Throughout August, they stayed at Grimmauld Place, and late in the month, Ron received quite a shock. He was named [[Gryffindor]] [[prefect]], along with Hermione. For this traditional Weasley achievement, Molly and Arthur gave him a new broomstick, a [[Cleansweep Eleven]]. Bound by their prefect duties, Ron and Hermione could not join Harry on the [[Hogwarts Express]], but had to go to another compartment to learn of their prefect responsibilities. That evening, Ron was worried when [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] was not at his seat at the welcoming feast and disconcerted by the new [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor, [[Dolores Umbridge]], who Harry thought worked for [[Cornelius Fudge|Fudge]].
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With the start of the [[Second Wizarding War]] and Voldemort's rise to power, [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] reconstructed the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Early in the summer of [[1995]], the Order moved into headquarters at [[12 Grimmauld Place]] and Ron with it. There, he was joined by his school friend [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]. Together, they helped [[Molly Weasley|Mrs Weasley]] clean the old house and kept an ear out for information about Harry. Early in August, he finally arrived at the headquarters but only after a [[Dementor]] [[Attack at Magnolia Crescent|attack]] on his Muggle cousin. Ron felt sorry about having to keep Harry in the dark, but quickly became aware of Harry's angry temper, which was very close to the surface due to Harry's increasing feelings of persecution and isolation.
[[File:Ron-Order-of-the-Phoenix-ronald-weasley-4959523-285-428.jpg|thumb|left|Ron in His Fifth year.]]
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Ron's fears were  realised when Professor Umbridge refused to teach the class defensive magic, and put Harry in a week's worth of detention for speaking out about [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] and his Death Eaters. That first week of school, Ron also tried out to be the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]'s [[Keeper]]. He won the position, but according to Quidditch Captain Angelina Johnson, he needed more improvement. Ron's [[Quidditch]] practices  left him behind in his  homework, to Hermione's chagrin. Soon, news of Ron's prefect position reached his very busy brother, [[Percy Weasley]], and Percy sent Ron [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|a letter]] advising him to disfriend  with Harry, whom he accused of being a mad wizard that supported Sirius Black. This letter enraged Ron and Hermione, even though Harry tried to pass it off as a joke.
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Throughout August, they stayed at Grimmauld Place, and late in the month, Ron received quite a shock. He was named [[Gryffindor]] [[prefect]], along with Hermione. For this traditional Weasley achievement, Molly and Arthur gave him a new broomstick, a [[Cleansweep Eleven]]. Bound by their prefect duties, Ron and Hermione could not initially join Harry on the [[Hogwarts Express]], but had to go to another compartment to learn of their prefect responsibilities before they were able to join up with Harry in his compartment for the last part of their journey to Hogwarts. That evening, Ron was worried when [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] was not at his seat at the welcoming feast and disconcerted by the new [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor, [[Dolores Umbridge]], who Harry thought worked for [[Cornelius Fudge|Fudge]].
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Ron's fears were realised when Professor Umbridge refused to teach the class defensive magic, and put Harry in a week's worth of detention for speaking out about [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] and his Death Eaters. That first week of school, Ron also tried out to be the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]'s [[Keeper]]. He won the position, but according to Quidditch Captain Angelina Johnson, he needed more improvement. Ron's [[Quidditch]] practices left him behind in his homework, to Hermione's chagrin. Soon, news of Ron's prefect position reached his very busy brother, [[Percy Weasley]], and Percy sent Ron [[Percy Weasley's letter to Ronald Weasley (1995) II|a letter]] advising him to disfriend with Harry, whom he accused of being a mad wizard that supported Sirius Black. This letter enraged Ron and Hermione, even though Harry tried to pass it off as a joke.
   
 
Late in September, one evening when Harry returned from detention with Professor Umbridge, Ron, somewhat reluctantly, joined Hermione in convincing that Harry teach his fellow students defence against the dark arts. Harry initially disagreed, but after a few days he agreed. Around this time, Professor Umbridge was appointed the first [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]], giving her the power to randomly create new school rules and inspect teachers lessons.
 
Late in September, one evening when Harry returned from detention with Professor Umbridge, Ron, somewhat reluctantly, joined Hermione in convincing that Harry teach his fellow students defence against the dark arts. Harry initially disagreed, but after a few days he agreed. Around this time, Professor Umbridge was appointed the first [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]], giving her the power to randomly create new school rules and inspect teachers lessons.
   
Late in October, students above third year had their first visit to [[Hogsmeade]]. There, Harry, Ron, and Hermione met with several students who were interested in learning proper defence. Ron defended Harry when questions rose, and was among the first to sign the Dumbledore's Army recruitment parchment. On the way home from Hogsmeade, Ron became upset when he learned from Hermione that his sister [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] was dating. The following morning, Ron awoke to find that suddenly, by order of Professor Umbridge, all student groups had been disbanded including the House Quidditch teams, but he was mollified when Harry said they would continue with their secret group, which Ginny named "[[Dumbledore's Army]]" during their first meeting, mocking the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]'s fears of student uprisings.
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[[File:Hhmeeting.jpg|thumb|240px|The meeting of students in the Hog's Head that would become known as Dumbledore's Army.]]
   
[[File:WeasleysDA.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Ron with siblings [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] practising with the [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]].]]
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Late in October, students above third year had their first visit to [[Hogsmeade]]. There, Harry, Ron, and Hermione met with several students who were interested in learning proper defence. Ron defended Harry when questions rose, and was among the first to sign the Dumbledore's Army recruitment parchment. On the way home from Hogsmeade, Ron became upset when he learned from Hermione that his sister [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] was dating. The following morning, Ron awoke to find that suddenly, by order of Professor Umbridge, all student groups had been disbanded including the House Quidditch teams, but he was mollified when Harry said they would continue with their secret group, which Ginny named "[[Dumbledore's Army|''Dumbledore's Army'']]" during their first meeting, mocking the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]'s fears of student uprisings.
In the weeks following the first Dumbledore's Army meeting, Quidditch season arrived. Ron had nervous issues prior to the first match against [[Slytherin]]. They had made badges saying "Weasley is our king," which Harry decided could not mean anything good. In an attempt to distract Ron from the Slytherins, Hermione kissed him on the cheek for luck, effectively stunning Ron. Ron's play was abysmal, and it was not helped by the Slytherins' new song also entitled, "[[Weasley is Our King]]." Following the game, Ron wanted to resign, but learned he could not, as [[Harry Potter]], [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred, and George]] had been banned for life. That  evening, Hagrid returned from his unknown disapperrence. Although initially resistant, he regaled Ron, Hermione, and Harry with his tales of the [[giant]]s, though he refused to give them any hint about he came about his gruesome injuries from Golgomath's giants.
 
   
Following Hagrid's return, he took up his post as [[Care of Magical Creatures]] professor. In Hagrid's first lesson, Ron learned about [[Thestral]]s, magical creatures that could only be seen by wizards and witches who had witnessed death. Frequent Dumbledore's Army meetings, [[O.W.L.]] homework, and his prefect duties took up most of Ron's time as the holidays approached. Following the last meeting of the term, Ron was amazed at Harry's "romantic" tale, earning him a stern talking to from Hermione who suggested that Ron had "the emotional range of a teaspoon." That night, Harry witnessed Ron's father, [[Arthur Weasley]], being [[Attack on Arthur Weasley|attacked]] by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s snake, [[Nagini]]. When Harry's story was confirmed by Dumbledore and McGonagall, Ron, his siblings, and Harry were immediately sent to the Order's Headquarters, so they could look in on their father's convalescence, and there they spent the [[Christmas holidays]], joined by Hermione the next day.
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In the weeks following the first Dumbledore's Army meeting, Quidditch season arrived. Ron had nervous issues prior to the first match against [[Slytherin]]. They had made badges saying "''Weasley is our king''," which Harry decided could not mean anything good. In an attempt to distract Ron from the Slytherins, Hermione kissed him on the cheek for luck, effectively stunning Ron. Ron's play was abysmal, and it was not helped by the Slytherins' new song also entitled, "[[Weasley is Our King|''Weasley is Our King'']]." Following the game, Ron wanted to resign, but learned he could not, as [[Harry Potter]], [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred, and George]] had been banned for life. That evening, Hagrid returned from his unknown disapperrence. Although initially resistant, he regaled Ron, Hermione, and Harry with his tales of the [[giant]]s, though he refused to give them any hint about he came about his gruesome injuries from Golgomath's giants.
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[[File:0101ootp_weasleys.jpg|thumb|225px|The Weasleys are informed of their father's attack at the Ministry|left]]
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Following Hagrid's return, he took up his post as [[Care of Magical Creatures]] professor. In Hagrid's first lesson, Ron learned about [[Thestral]]s, magical creatures that could only be seen by wizards and witches who had witnessed death. Frequent Dumbledore's Army meetings, [[O.W.L.]] homework, and his prefect duties took up most of Ron's time as the holidays approached. Following the last meeting of the term, Ron was amazed at Harry's "romantic" tale, earning him a stern talking to from Hermione who suggested that Ron had ''"the emotional range of a teaspoon''." That night, Harry witnessed Ron's father, [[Arthur Weasley]], being [[Attack on Arthur Weasley|attacked]] by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s snake, [[Nagini]]. When Harry's story was confirmed by Dumbledore and McGonagall, Ron, his siblings, and Harry were immediately sent to the Order's Headquarters, so they could look in on their father's convalescence, and there they spent the [[Christmas holidays]], joined by Hermione the next day.
   
 
During their first trip to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St. Mungo's]] Hospital, Ron overheard [[Alastor Moody|Mad Eye Moody]] thinking that Harry had been possessed by Voldemort. Ron was worried when Harry became quiet after the visit and wanted to talk to Harry about it. He got his chance after Hermione arrived and convinced Harry to come downstairs. Ron, Hermione, and Ginny told Harry how worried they had been and managed to confess that he was not being possessed. They had an enjoyable holiday, but on their second visit to the hospital, Ron learned the truth about the torture of [[Neville Longbottom]]'s parents.
 
During their first trip to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St. Mungo's]] Hospital, Ron overheard [[Alastor Moody|Mad Eye Moody]] thinking that Harry had been possessed by Voldemort. Ron was worried when Harry became quiet after the visit and wanted to talk to Harry about it. He got his chance after Hermione arrived and convinced Harry to come downstairs. Ron, Hermione, and Ginny told Harry how worried they had been and managed to confess that he was not being possessed. They had an enjoyable holiday, but on their second visit to the hospital, Ron learned the truth about the torture of [[Neville Longbottom]]'s parents.
   
Throughout the term, Ron continued to learn defensive magic from Harry. He also stayed on the Griyffindor [[Quidditch]] team, despite his very poor performances. Due to Quidditch, he missed the [[Valentine's Day]] visit to Hogsmeade. Though, he was impressed that Harry went public and hopeful that people might believe Harry when ''[[The Quibbler]]'' came out. Soon, Umbridge managed to sack [[Sybill Trelawney|Professor Trelawney]], but her ability to name a replacement was pre-empted when [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] arranged to have [[Firenze]] the Centaur teach the subject. Soon after that, [[Marietta Edgecombe]], a friend of Ravenclaw Student [[Cho Chang]]'s who only reluctantly joined Dumbledore's Army, told Umbridge about the group, but was unable to give up any pertinent information once she saw a [[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx|jinx]] activate on her face. Ron was able to escape when Umbridge, raided the Dumbledore's Army headquarters, but he was incensed when Professor Dumbledore was forced out of the school. He was also wary when his brothers [[Fred and George Weasley]] said they were going to do their part for Professor Dumbeldore. After Fred and George's secret escape from Hogwarts, Ron was certain that his mother would blame him, but he was saved from this fate when Harry revealed that it was he who financed [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]].
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[[File:WeasleysDA.jpg|thumb|230px|Ron with siblings [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] practising with the [[Dumbledore's Army|D.A.]]]]
[[File:Da department.PNG|thumb|left|250px|Ron, Ginny, Luna, Hermione, Harry, and Neville in the Department of Mysteries.]]
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Ron played in the final Quidditch match of the season, though Harry and Hermione did not watch, as Hagrid finally revealed the source of his injuries to them. Ron played better, and Gryffindor won the [[Quidditch Cup]]. Ron was unable to settle to his studies the following day, but Harry and Hermione brought him down with Hagrid's secret injuries. Soon, their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]] exams were upon them. Ron managed to do very well, but he made a few mistakes. During their final exam, Harry dozed off and had another vision. This time, he saw Sirius being tortured by Voldemort in the Ministry. When Harry told Ron and Hermione of this they were wary, and Hermione suggested that Harry try to contact Sirius first. Ron ran off to distract Umbridge, but the plan  failed, and Ron and his friends were rounded up and taken to Umbridge's office. There, Ron, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]], and [[Luna Lovegood]] managed to fight off Umbridge and her Slytherin Guards  and escape to find Harry and Hermione.
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Throughout the term, Ron continued to learn defensive magic from Harry. He also stayed on the Griyffindor [[Quidditch]] team, despite his very poor performances. Due to Quidditch, he missed the [[Valentine's Day]] visit to Hogsmeade. Though, he was impressed that Harry went public and hopeful that people might believe Harry when ''[[The Quibbler]]'' came out. Soon, Umbridge managed to sack [[Sybill Trelawney|Professor Trelawney]], but her ability to name a replacement was pre-empted when [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] arranged to have [[Firenze]] the Centaur teach the subject. Soon after that, [[Marietta Edgecombe]], a friend of Ravenclaw Student [[Cho Chang]]'s who only reluctantly joined Dumbledore's Army, told Umbridge about the group, but was unable to give up any pertinent information once she saw a [[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx|jinx]] activate on her face. Ron was able to escape when Umbridge, raided the Dumbledore's Army headquarters, but he was incensed when Professor Dumbledore was forced out of the school. He was also wary when his brothers [[Fred and George Weasley]] said they were going to do their part for Professor Dumbledore. After Fred and George's secret escape from Hogwarts, Ron was certain that his mother would blame him, but he was saved from this fate when Harry revealed that it was he who financed [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]].
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Ron played in the final Quidditch match of the season, though Harry and Hermione did not watch, as Hagrid finally revealed the source of his injuries to them. Ron played better, and Gryffindor won the [[Quidditch Cup]]. Ron was unable to settle to his studies the following day, but Harry and Hermione brought him down with Hagrid's secret injuries. Soon, their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]] exams were upon them. Ron managed to do very well, but he made a few mistakes. During their final exam, Harry dozed off and had another vision. This time, he saw Sirius being tortured by Voldemort in the Ministry. When Harry told Ron and Hermione of this they were wary, and Hermione suggested that Harry try to contact Sirius first. Ron ran off to distract Umbridge, but the plan failed, and Ron and his friends were rounded up and taken to Umbridge's office. There, Ron, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]], and [[Luna Lovegood]] managed to fight off Umbridge and her Slytherin Guards and escape to find Harry and Hermione.
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[[File:D.a._1996.gif|frame|left|[[Ron]], [[Luna]], [[Neville]], [[Harry]], and [[Ginny]] in the Department of Mysteries]]
   
 
Ron insisted that he join Harry in rescuing Sirius, but also insisted that the rest remain behind, but realised when many [[Thestral]]s appeared. When Harry led them into the [[Department of Mysteries]], Ron stuck with him into the deepest recesses of the Department. There, the six Dumbledore's Army members were ambushed by twelve [[Death Eaters]], led by wizarding aristocat [[Lucius Malfoy]], and Ron helped defend the prophecy Harry took from the Hall Of Prophecies, but his fight was soon over as a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] had wiped his brains. Ron was so confused that he summoned a tentacled-brain from a vat in the Thought Chamber and was attacked by it. Ron soon recovered. Ron was devastated by [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s death, but Hermione made sure that Sirius's death was not discussed around Harry.
 
Ron insisted that he join Harry in rescuing Sirius, but also insisted that the rest remain behind, but realised when many [[Thestral]]s appeared. When Harry led them into the [[Department of Mysteries]], Ron stuck with him into the deepest recesses of the Department. There, the six Dumbledore's Army members were ambushed by twelve [[Death Eaters]], led by wizarding aristocat [[Lucius Malfoy]], and Ron helped defend the prophecy Harry took from the Hall Of Prophecies, but his fight was soon over as a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] had wiped his brains. Ron was so confused that he summoned a tentacled-brain from a vat in the Thought Chamber and was attacked by it. Ron soon recovered. Ron was devastated by [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s death, but Hermione made sure that Sirius's death was not discussed around Harry.
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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|You said to us once before that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?|Ron|We're with you, whatever happens.|Hermione and Ron commit to the [[Horcrux hunt]] with Harry|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|You said to us once before that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?|Ron|We're with you, whatever happens.|Hermione and Ron commit to the [[Horcrux hunt]] with Harry|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
[[File:RonKeeper.jpg|thumb|right|Ron returned to the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] as [[Keeper]] in his [[1996-1997 school year|sixth year at Hogwarts]].]]During the summer following the battle, Ron learned he had received seven [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]], only failing [[Divination]] and [[History of Magic]]. Ron explained he did not mind, as he wasn't planning to take those in his sixth year, regardless. Also during that summer, Ron learned that his brother Bill was engaged to [[Fleur Delacour]]. While this annoyed his mother, sister, and later Hermione, Ron took to defending Fleur and if she surprised him, he would still take on that dumbstruck look. His soft spot for Fleur particularly annoyed Hermione, who was finding it harder to keep her feelings for him under wraps. When Ron and Hermione learned that Harry was in fact the "Chosen One," Ron was shocked and amazed, but remained at Harry's side.
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[[File:Tumblr_n1l7zmPYfS1rpm9hyo4_r1_250.gif|frame|Ron after winning a [[Quidditch]] game for [[Gryffindor]] in [[1996]]]]
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During the summer following the battle, Ron learned he had received seven [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]], only failing [[Divination]] and [[History of Magic]]. Ron explained he did not mind, as he wasn't planning to take those in his sixth year, regardless. Also during that summer, Ron learned that his brother Bill was engaged to [[Fleur Delacour]]. While this annoyed his mother, sister, and later Hermione, Ron took to defending Fleur and if she surprised him, he would still take on that dumbstruck look. His soft spot for Fleur particularly annoyed Hermione, who was finding it harder to keep her feelings for him under wraps. When Ron and Hermione learned that Harry was in fact the "Chosen One," Ron was shocked and amazed, but remained at Harry's side.
   
 
Ron would suffer much personal turmoil in his sixth year. [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was named [[Gryffindor]] team captain. Ron was nervous about [[Quidditch]] try-outs, but beat out [[Cormac McLaggen]] in saves, partly because [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] cast a [[Confundus Charm]] on McLaggen in retaliation for him insulting Ron and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]]. He was also envious when Harry and Hermione were invited to the [[Slug Club]], while the new [[Potions (class)|Potions]] professor [[Horace Slughorn]] ignored him, and when he was paid attention to, he usually got his name wrong. During this time, Ron showed brief flashes of jealousy about Harry and Hermione's closeness. He would take exception whenever Hermione complimented Harry on something Ron thought was equally due to him. Ron was temporarily mollified about this when Hermione asked if he would like to attend the club's Christmas party with her, and he agreed.
 
Ron would suffer much personal turmoil in his sixth year. [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was named [[Gryffindor]] team captain. Ron was nervous about [[Quidditch]] try-outs, but beat out [[Cormac McLaggen]] in saves, partly because [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] cast a [[Confundus Charm]] on McLaggen in retaliation for him insulting Ron and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]]. He was also envious when Harry and Hermione were invited to the [[Slug Club]], while the new [[Potions (class)|Potions]] professor [[Horace Slughorn]] ignored him, and when he was paid attention to, he usually got his name wrong. During this time, Ron showed brief flashes of jealousy about Harry and Hermione's closeness. He would take exception whenever Hermione complimented Harry on something Ron thought was equally due to him. Ron was temporarily mollified about this when Hermione asked if he would like to attend the club's Christmas party with her, and he agreed.
   
Ron was also worried over his sister's increasing involvement with boys, and after stumbling upon her kissing [[Dean Thomas]], he blew up at her. In retaliation, Ginny belittled him for his complete inexperience with the opposite gender, declaring that Harry and Hermione had also snogged people. The siblings treated each other coldly afterwards, and Ron was so bothered by this — and by the revelation that Hermione had kissed Viktor Krum almost two years earlier — that he began to perform poorly in Quidditch. He also began to treat Hermione with a cold indifference, which confused her. He even offered to resign from the team. To boost his confidence, Harry pretended to pour the [[Felix Felicis]] into Ron's [[pumpkin juice]] at breakfast. Harry even allowed Hermione to see the vial, so she would object to the cheating. This convinced Ron that he had an edge in the game, which caused him to play excellently. However, when after the match Harry revealed it was a trick, Ron rounded on Hermione and accused her of having no faith in his abilities.
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Ron was also worried over his sister's increasing involvement with boys, and after stumbling upon her kissing [[Dean Thomas]], he blew up at her. In retaliation, Ginny belittled him for his complete inexperience with the opposite gender, declaring that Harry and Hermione had also snogged people. The siblings treated each other coldly afterwards, and Ron was so bothered by this — and by the revelation that Hermione had kissed Viktor Krum almost two years earlier — that he began to perform poorly in Quidditch. He also began to treat Hermione with a cold indifference, which confused her. He even offered to resign from the team. To boost his confidence, Harry pretended to pour the [[Felix Felicis]] into Ron's [[pumpkin juice]] at breakfast. Harry even allowed Hermione to see the vial, so she would object to the cheating. This convinced Ron that he had an edge in the game, which caused him to play excellently. However, when after the match Harry revealed it was a trick, Ron rounded on Hermione and accused her of having no faith in his abilities.
[[File:Ron HBP.JPG‎|thumb|left|250px|Ron after being poisoned.]]
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Shortly thereafter, Ron began his exhibitionist relationship with [[Lavender Brown]]. Hermione, incredibly angry and hurt by Ron's vindictive actions, [[Avis|conjured a flock of canaries]] to [[Oppugno|attack]] him; the birds scratched Ron badly, and he and Hermione stopped talking to each other. Hermione attended the Slug Club's Christmas party, she had originally wanted to attend with Ron but went with his hated rival, [[Cormac McLaggen]], while Ron snogged Lavender in public and made fun of Hermione's behaviour in [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]] class, reducing her to tears. By Christmas break, however, Ron was becoming disenchanted with his relationship with Lavender, who had become increasingly possessive, annoyed him with the nickname "Won-Won," and gave him a gift of a [[Ronald Weasley's sweetheart necklace|necklace that said "My Sweetheart".]] Hermione did not come to the [[the Burrow]] for the holidays, as she usually did, and Ron made an attempt to speak to her after returning to school, but she ignored him.
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[[File:Ron_posioned.gif|frame|Ron after ingesting poison|left]]
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Shortly thereafter, Ron began his exhibitionist relationship with [[Lavender Brown]]. Hermione, incredibly angry and hurt by Ron's vindictive actions, [[Avis|conjured a flock of canaries]] to [[Oppugno|attack]] him; the birds scratched Ron badly, and he and Hermione stopped talking to each other. Hermione attended the Slug Club's Christmas party, she had originally wanted to attend with Ron but went with his hated rival, [[Cormac McLaggen]], while Ron snogged Lavender in public and made fun of Hermione's behaviour in [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]] class, reducing her to tears. By Christmas break, however, Ron was becoming disenchanted with his relationship with Lavender, who had become increasingly possessive, annoyed him with the nickname "''Won-Won''," and gave him a gift of a [[Ronald Weasley's sweetheart necklace|necklace that said "''My Sweetheart''".]] Hermione did not come to the [[the Burrow]] for the holidays, as she usually did, and Ron made an attempt to speak to her after returning to school, but she ignored him.
   
 
In March, Ron ate chocolate that he believed to be from his birthday presents, but was in fact a gift from [[Romilda Vane]] to Harry spiked with a [[Amortentia|Love Potion]]. Upon ingesting the chocolate, Ron became maddened with an obsessive need to see and be with Romilda. When he was taken to Slughorn's office to get an antidote, he was nearly killed by poisoned [[mead]] intended for [[Albus Dumbledore]]. Harry managed to save Ron with a [[bezoar]].
 
In March, Ron ate chocolate that he believed to be from his birthday presents, but was in fact a gift from [[Romilda Vane]] to Harry spiked with a [[Amortentia|Love Potion]]. Upon ingesting the chocolate, Ron became maddened with an obsessive need to see and be with Romilda. When he was taken to Slughorn's office to get an antidote, he was nearly killed by poisoned [[mead]] intended for [[Albus Dumbledore]]. Harry managed to save Ron with a [[bezoar]].
   
A panic-stricken Hermione arrived at the hospital wing, forgetting her anger with him. Ron said Hermione's name in his sleep upon hearing her speak for the first time all day, and the two quietly reconciled after his near-death experience. Ron also took to feigning sleep whenever Lavender tried to visit him. His subsequent avoidance of Lavender and simultaneous spending more time with Hermione made Lavender suspicious; after she spotted him and Hermione leaving the boys' dormitories, seemingly alone (Harry was with them, but under his [[Cloak of Invisibility]]), Lavender ended the relationship, much to Ron's relief.
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A panic-stricken Hermione arrived at the hospital wing, forgetting her anger with him. Ron said Hermione's name in his sleep upon hearing her speak for the first time all day, and the two quietly reconciled after his near-death experience. Ron also took to feigning sleep whenever Lavender tried to visit him. His subsequent avoidance of Lavender and simultaneous spending more time with Hermione made Lavender suspicious; after she spotted him and Hermione leaving the boys' dormitories, seemingly alone (Harry was with them, but under his [[Cloak of Invisibility]]), Lavender ended the relationship, much to Ron's relief.
[[File:Ron hermbedside.PNG|thumb|right|230px|Hermione sits by a recovering Ron's side in the hospital wing.]]
 
A little later, Ron was suitably impressed when Harry told him and Hermione how he managed to obtain the Horcrux memory from [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]. A few weeks later, when Harry used [[Sectumsempra]] on [[Draco Malfoy]], Ron lent his potions book to Harry, so Professor Snape would not confiscate the [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Half-Blood Prince's book]]. Throughout this school year, Ron had defended Harry's use of the [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Half-Blood Prince's book]]. He thought that "the prince" had a good sense of humour and that the book was essentially harmless. Occasionally, he was jealous, because the book helped Harry cultivate the favour of [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]], but even after the incident Ron called "the prince" a genius.
 
   
On the night of the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], Ron took [[Felix Felicis]] on Harry's instructions, along with Hermione and Ginny. Those three were joined by [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]] and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], whom Hermione had summoned using the [[Dumbledore's Army coin|D.A. coins]]. While Hermione and Luna monitored Professor Snape's office, Ron and the others watched the [[Room of Requirement]]. Ron fought in the battle and survived without any major injuries, thanks to the Felix Felicis. He was shaken by his oldest brother [[William Weasley|Bill]]'s scarring at the hands of the vicious [[werewolf]] [[Fenrir Greyback]]. Shortly afterwards, Ron attended the [[funeral of Albus Dumbledore]], where he comforted a sobbing Hermione. He and Hermione informed Harry of their intention to accompany him on a quest to locate and destroy the [[Horcrux]]es of Lord Voldemort, forgoing their seventh year of school.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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[[File:Tumblr_mtdjdaDqZK1rhjaiio4_250.gif|thumb|244px|Hermione sits by Ron's bedside after he was poisoned]]
   
===Search for the Horcruxes===
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A little later, Ron was suitably impressed when Harry told him and Hermione how he managed to obtain the Horcrux memory from [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]. A few weeks later, when Harry used [[Sectumsempra]] on [[Draco Malfoy]], Ron lent his potions book to Harry, so Professor Snape would not confiscate the [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Half-Blood Prince's book]]. Throughout this school year, Ron had defended Harry's use of the [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Half-Blood Prince's book]]. He thought that "''the prince''" had a good sense of humour and that the book was essentially harmless. Occasionally, he was jealous, because the book helped Harry cultivate the favour of [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]], but even after the incident Ron called "''the prince''" a genius.
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Hermione|I told them you'd take it like this.|Harry|If you think I’m going to let six people risk their lives — !|Ron|—because it’s the first time for all of us.|Ron, Hermione and Harry before the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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On the night of the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], Ron took [[Felix Felicis]] on Harry's instructions, along with Hermione and Ginny. Those three were joined by [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]] and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], whom Hermione had summoned using the [[Dumbledore's Army coin|D.A. coins]]. While Hermione and Luna monitored Professor Snape's office, Ron and the others watched the [[Room of Requirement]]. Ron fought in the battle and survived without any major injuries, thanks to the Felix Felicis. He was shaken by his oldest brother [[William Weasley|Bill]]'s scarring at the hands of the vicious [[werewolf]] [[Fenrir Greyback]]. Shortly afterwards, Ron attended the [[funeral of Albus Dumbledore]], where he comforted a sobbing Hermione. He and Hermione informed Harry of their intention to accompany him on a quest to locate and destroy the [[Horcrux|Horcruxes]] of Lord Voldemort, forgoing their seventh year of school.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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{{Dialogue|Harry|If you think I’m going to let six people risk their lives — !|Ron|—because it’s the first time for all of us.|Ron and Harry before the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
 
During the summer of [[1997]], Ron began planning ahead for his mission with Harry and Hermione. With the help of his [[Arthur Weasley|father]] and [[Fred and George Weasley]], Ron [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] the [[Weasley family ghoul|family ghoul]] to resemble himself sick with [[spattergroit]], which would serve as his alibi for not attending his seventh year of Hogwarts while travelling with his friends.
 
During the summer of [[1997]], Ron began planning ahead for his mission with Harry and Hermione. With the help of his [[Arthur Weasley|father]] and [[Fred and George Weasley]], Ron [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] the [[Weasley family ghoul|family ghoul]] to resemble himself sick with [[spattergroit]], which would serve as his alibi for not attending his seventh year of Hogwarts while travelling with his friends.
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====Battle of the seven Potters====
 
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{{Quote|Ron was great. Wonderful. Stunned one of the Death Eaters, straight to the head, and when you're aiming at a moving target from a flying broom —|Nymphadora Tonks commenting on Ron battling the Death Eaters|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|Ron was great. Wonderful. Stunned one of the Death Eaters, straight to the head, and when you're aiming at a moving target from a flying broom —|Nymphadora Tonks commenting on Ron battling the Death Eaters|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Hermione_and_Ron_embracing.JPG|thumb|left|Hermione nuzzles Ron as he returns back safe to the Burrow.]]
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In late July, he participated in the [[Order of the Phoenix|Order]]'s [[Battle of the Seven Potters|operation to remove Harry from his childhood home]], taking [[Polyjuice Potion]] to be one of the "[[seven]] Potters." He flew with [[Nymphadora Tonks]]; they were pursued by at least three [[Death Eaters]] during the battle, including [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] and [[Rodolphus Lestrange]]. Ron [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] one Death Eater in the face while flying. Ron reassured Hermione by nuzzling her back slightly upon landing as she had been quite worried about him and he was saddened at the death of [[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]]. He was also saddened by the death of Harry's beloved pet [[owl]] [[Hedwig]], which he comforted Harry over. Ron became concerned when Harry had a vision of [[Garrick Ollivander]] being tortured by Lord Voldemort.
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[[File:Tumblr_mqmg5k5aLP1rrszjzo4_250.gif|frame|Harry embracing Ron and Hermione after the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]|left]]
[[File:Harry%2C_Ron_and_Hermione_during_the_reading_of_Dumbledore's_will.jpg|thumb|right|Ron during the reading of Albus Dumbledore's will.]]
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Once Ron, Harry, and Hermione were all convened at [[the Burrow]], they made plans to leave, much to the displeasure of Ron's worried [[Molly Weasley|mother]]. During the preparations for Bill's wedding, Mrs. Weasley set Ron, Harry, and Hermione to separate tasks to prevent them from planning. On Harry's seventeenth birthday, Ron gave Harry a copy of [[Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches]]. Later that evening, [[Minister for Magic]] [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] visited the Burrow to dispense the contents of [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|Dumbledore's will]]. He questioned the trio, and Ron let slip that they had no idea why [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] would bequeath anything to him. Ron received Dumbledore's [[Deluminator]].
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In late July, he participated in the [[Order of the Phoenix|Order]]'s [[Battle of the Seven Potters|operation to remove Harry from his childhood home]], taking [[Polyjuice Potion]] to be one of the "[[seven|''seven'']]'' Potters''." He flew with [[Nymphadora Tonks]]; they were pursued by at least three [[Death Eaters]] during the battle, including [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] and [[Rodolphus Lestrange]]. Ron [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] one Death Eater in the face while flying. Ron reassured Hermione by nuzzling her back slightly upon landing as she had been quite worried about him and he was saddened at the death of [[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]]. He was also saddened by the death of Harry's beloved pet [[owl]] [[Hedwig]], which he comforted Harry over. Ron became concerned when Harry had a vision of [[Garrick Ollivander]] being tortured by Lord Voldemort.
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[[File:Tumblr_mzzopjUZkE1qkz0a3o3_250.gif|frame|Ron during the reading of Albus Dumbledore's will]]
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Once Ron, Harry, and Hermione were all convened at [[the Burrow]], they made plans to leave, much to the displeasure of Ron's worried [[Molly Weasley|mother]]. During the preparations for Bill's wedding, Mrs Weasley set Ron, Harry, and Hermione to separate tasks to prevent them from planning. On Harry's seventeenth birthday, Ron gave Harry a copy of [[Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches]]. Later that evening, [[Minister for Magic]] [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] visited the Burrow to dispense the contents of [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|Dumbledore's will]]. He questioned the trio, and Ron let slip that they had no idea why [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] would bequeath anything to him. Ron received Dumbledore's [[Deluminator]].
   
 
====Escape from the Burrow====
 
====Escape from the Burrow====
 
{{Quote|You're amazing, you are.|Ron complimenting Hermione, after realising that she had packed their things already|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|You're amazing, you are.|Ron complimenting Hermione, after realising that she had packed their things already|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
The trio attended the wedding in which all summer they had been forced to prepare [[The Burrow|the Burrow]] for, the marrying couple was Ron's older brother [[William Weasley|Bill]] to [[Fleur Delacour]] on [[1 August]]. Ron was irked that [[Viktor Krum]] was a guest, especially since he immediately complimented Hermione, who Ron quickly asked to dance shortly afterwards. When Viktor Krum asked who he thought was Barny Weasley (though it was really Harry in disguise) about the pair, he was disappointed to learn that they were "sort of" together.
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The trio attended the wedding in which all summer they had been forced to prepare [[the Burrow]] for, the marrying couple was Ron's older brother [[William Weasley|Bill]] to [[Fleur Delacour]] on [[1 August]]. Ron was irked that [[Viktor Krum]] was a guest, especially since he immediately complimented Hermione, who Ron quickly asked to dance shortly afterwards. When Viktor Krum asked who he thought was Barny Weasley (though it was really Harry in disguise) about the pair, he was disappointed to learn that they were "''sort of''" together.
[[File:Ron_stupefy.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Ron casting stupefy in the café.]]
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[[File:Ron_stupefy.JPG|thumb|240px|Ron casting a [[Stunning Spell]] in the café.|left]]
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The celebrations were interrupted with the news that the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] had [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|fallen]] to Voldemort, and Hermione [[Apparition|Disapparated]] herself, Ron and Harry away from the danger to [[Tottenham Court Road]]. This was the starting point to the trio's adventure and search for the Horcruxes they needed to bring down Lord Voldemort. After they arrived at Luchino café they were [[Luchino Caffe Duel|ambushed]] by [[Death Eaters]] [[Antonin Dolohov]] and [[Thorfinn Rowle]] there and a skirmish broke out, after stunning and wiping the memories of the Death Eaters the trio took refuge in Harry's inherited house [[12 Grimmauld Place]] left to him by [[Sirius Black]].
 
The celebrations were interrupted with the news that the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] had [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|fallen]] to Voldemort, and Hermione [[Apparition|Disapparated]] herself, Ron and Harry away from the danger to [[Tottenham Court Road]]. This was the starting point to the trio's adventure and search for the Horcruxes they needed to bring down Lord Voldemort. After they arrived at Luchino café they were [[Luchino Caffe Duel|ambushed]] by [[Death Eaters]] [[Antonin Dolohov]] and [[Thorfinn Rowle]] there and a skirmish broke out, after stunning and wiping the memories of the Death Eaters the trio took refuge in Harry's inherited house [[12 Grimmauld Place]] left to him by [[Sirius Black]].
   
 
====Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic====
 
====Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic====
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|Dad said everyone from Magical Maintenance wears navy blue robes.|Hermione|But you never told us that!|Hermione regarding the infiltration plan|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|Dad said everyone from Magical Maintenance wears navy blue robes.|Hermione|But you never told us that!|Hermione regarding the infiltration plan|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[file:Harry-Potter-018.jpg|thumb|right|240px|Ron watches out for Mafalda Hopkirk to arrive at the Ministry.]]
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[[File:Harry-Potter-018.jpg|thumb|218px|Ron watches out for Mafalda Hopkirk to arrive at the Ministry]]
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There, the trio learned from [[Kreacher]] that [[Regulus Black]] had stolen the Horcrux Voldemort had made of [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] in [[1979]], and that it had been stolen from 12 Grimmauld Place by [[Mundungus Fletcher]]. Under interrogation, he informed them that the locket was now in the possession of [[Dolores Umbridge]].
 
There, the trio learned from [[Kreacher]] that [[Regulus Black]] had stolen the Horcrux Voldemort had made of [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] in [[1979]], and that it had been stolen from 12 Grimmauld Place by [[Mundungus Fletcher]]. Under interrogation, he informed them that the locket was now in the possession of [[Dolores Umbridge]].
   
 
While they were waiting for Kreacher to fetch Mundungus, they were visited by [[Remus Lupin]]. He informed the trio about the goings on in the wider [[Wizarding world]]. He told them that Harry was now the most wanted wizard in Britain and that [[Muggle-born]] witches and wizards were being rounded up. Ron immediately said that he would vouch for Hermione.
 
While they were waiting for Kreacher to fetch Mundungus, they were visited by [[Remus Lupin]]. He informed the trio about the goings on in the wider [[Wizarding world]]. He told them that Harry was now the most wanted wizard in Britain and that [[Muggle-born]] witches and wizards were being rounded up. Ron immediately said that he would vouch for Hermione.
   
They formulated a plan to [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrate the Ministry]], involving the use of [[Polyjuice Potion]] to assume the forms of Ministry employees Reginald Cattermole, Albert Runcorn and Mafalda Hopkirk.Ron, disguised as [[Reginald Cattermole]], quickly found himself forced to separate from his friends, as Death Eater and new head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]], [[Yaxley]], demanded that "Cattermole" fix the rain in his office.
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They formulated a plan to [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrate the Ministry]], involving the use of [[Polyjuice Potion]] to assume the forms of Ministry employees Reginald Cattermole, Albert Runcorn and Mafalda Hopkirk.Ron, disguised as [[Reginald Cattermole]], quickly found himself forced to separate from his friends, as Death Eater and new head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]], [[Yaxley]], demanded that "Cattermole" fix the rain in his office.
[[File:DH1_Ron_Weasley_splinched,_Hermione_using_dittany.jpg|thumb|left|Ron was splinched during their escape from the Ministry.]]
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[[File:Ron_Splinched_in_Deathly_Hallows_Part_1.jpg|thumb|185x185px|Ron [[splinch|splinched]] in the escape from the ministry |left]]
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Ron was in over his head, but may have found a solution to the problem after asking Arthur, who had no idea of Ron's true identity, for help. The trio reunited after Harry and Hermione stole the locket from Umbridge and freed some [[Muggle-born]] witches and wizards being held by the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]], and then escaped, but were forced to abandon Grimmauld Place as a hideout.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> Ron splinched himself during their escape into the countryside and was weakened by his injury. After receiving some treatment from Hermione, Ron fretted over the fate of the Cattermoles.
 
Ron was in over his head, but may have found a solution to the problem after asking Arthur, who had no idea of Ron's true identity, for help. The trio reunited after Harry and Hermione stole the locket from Umbridge and freed some [[Muggle-born]] witches and wizards being held by the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]], and then escaped, but were forced to abandon Grimmauld Place as a hideout.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> Ron splinched himself during their escape into the countryside and was weakened by his injury. After receiving some treatment from Hermione, Ron fretted over the fate of the Cattermoles.
   
 
====Departure and return====
 
====Departure and return====
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Ron|Oh, you're sure, are you? Right then, well, I won't bother myself about them. It's all right for you, isn't it, with your parents safely out of the way—|Harry|My parents are dead!|And mine could be going the same way!|Ron lashes out against Harry.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Ron|Oh, you're sure, are you? Right then, well, I won't bother myself about them. It's all right for you, isn't it, with your parents safely out of the way —|Harry|My parents are dead!|And mine could be going the same way!|Ron lashes out against Harry.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
[[File:Ronangry.jpg|thumb|246px|Ron angrily yelling at Harry]]
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Afterward, weeks passed with no further progress. This, as well as the locket's negative influence, caused great tension and animosity amongst the group of friends. When he wore the locket, Ron was sullen and suspicious, lashing out at his friends and continuously complaining. Ron abruptly abandoned his friends one evening after getting into a fight with Harry over the additional task of locating [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] in order to destroy the locket. He accused Harry of having no plan and of not being very concerned about [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], whom they had learned was punished back at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. When Ron asked if Hermione was going with him and she told him that she was staying, he accused her of choosing Harry over him, and left, despite Hermione screaming and crying for him to come back.
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[[File:Tumblr_lgomqkal091qc11uo.gif|frame|[[Ron]] and Harry fight right before Ron abandons the [[Horcrux]] hunt ]]
[[File:Rondestroy.PNG|thumb|left|250px|Ron returns and destroys the locket.]]
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Afterward, weeks passed with no further progress. This, as well as the locket's negative influence, caused great tension and animosity amongst the group of friends. When he wore the locket, Ron was sullen and suspicious, lashing out at his friends and continuously complaining. Ron abruptly abandoned his friends one evening after getting into a fight with Harry over the additional task of locating [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] in order to destroy the locket. He accused Harry of having no plan and of not being very concerned about [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], whom they had learned was punished back at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. When Ron asked if Hermione was going with him and she told him that she was staying, he accused her of choosing Harry over him, and left, despite Hermione screaming and crying for him to come back.
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As soon as he was outside the influence of the Horcrux, Ron came to his senses and tried to return. However, he had a run-in with [[Snatchers]] first, who interrogated him. Ron claimed to be [[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]], and then took an opportunity to escape. He [[Apparition|Apparated]] numerous times to try to find Harry and Hermione, [[Splinch]]ing fingernails off at one point, but could not find them. He then went to stay with Bill and Fleur at their new home, [[Shell Cottage]]. Soon after Christmas, Ron used the [[Deluminator]] Dumbledore [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|bequeathed him]] to locate his friends.
 
As soon as he was outside the influence of the Horcrux, Ron came to his senses and tried to return. However, he had a run-in with [[Snatchers]] first, who interrogated him. Ron claimed to be [[Stanley Shunpike|Stan Shunpike]], and then took an opportunity to escape. He [[Apparition|Apparated]] numerous times to try to find Harry and Hermione, [[Splinch]]ing fingernails off at one point, but could not find them. He then went to stay with Bill and Fleur at their new home, [[Shell Cottage]]. Soon after Christmas, Ron used the [[Deluminator]] Dumbledore [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|bequeathed him]] to locate his friends.
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[[File:Locket destruction.gif|frame|Ron returns and destroys the [[locket]]|left]]
   
 
Ron made his way to the [[Forest of Dean]], where he arrived just in time to rescue Harry from drowning in a semi-frozen pond. When Ron attempted to use [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] to destroy the locket, horrible, spectral images of Harry and Hermione came forth which cruelly mocked Ron about his many insecurities including his fears that Hermione would choose Harry over Ron. This brought Ron to the point of tears. However, Ron successfully stabbed the Horcrux with [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]].
 
Ron made his way to the [[Forest of Dean]], where he arrived just in time to rescue Harry from drowning in a semi-frozen pond. When Ron attempted to use [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] to destroy the locket, horrible, spectral images of Harry and Hermione came forth which cruelly mocked Ron about his many insecurities including his fears that Hermione would choose Harry over Ron. This brought Ron to the point of tears. However, Ron successfully stabbed the Horcrux with [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]].
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====Ambush at Lovegood House====
 
====Ambush at Lovegood House====
 
{{Quote|Aha! That's got to be Luna's house, who else would live in a place like that? It looks like a giant rook!|Ron describing the Lovegood's house.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|Aha! That's got to be Luna's house, who else would live in a place like that? It looks like a giant rook!|Ron describing the Lovegood's house.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[file:Ronleadss.PNG|thumb|right|250px|Ron leads the way to the Lovegood's house.]]
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Upon his return, Ron was happy to the point of giddiness, because he thought that they had an ally out there somewhere. He sought to hide this happiness when around Hermione in an act of contrition. When Hermione proposed a trip to the Lovegood's house to investigate a recurring symbol, Ron wholeheartedly agreed. Harry privately accused Ron of only agreeing to get back on Hermione's good side, a fact that he did not deny stating, "All's fair in love and war, and this is a little bit of both." The trio learned of the existence of the [[Deathly Hallows]] from [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]. Xenophilius, worried for his daughter [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], who was being held hostage by [[Death Eaters]], tried to [[Ambush at the Lovegood House|capture the trio]]. They narrowly escaped, Hermione engineering it in a way that preserved Ron's alibi of being sick at home. While Harry obsessed over the Hallows, Ron and Hermione thought they should focus on finding the Horcruxes, as Dumbledore had instructed them. During Harry's period of listless obsession, Ron's leadership qualities began to show. He suggested that they search many wizarding settlements for clues if only to be in motion and actively searching.
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[[File:Ronleadss.PNG|thumb|225px|Ron leads the way to the Lovegood's house]]
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Upon his return, Ron was happy to the point of giddiness, because he thought that they had an ally out there somewhere. He sought to hide this happiness when around Hermione in an act of contrition. When Hermione proposed a trip to the Lovegood's house to investigate a recurring symbol, Ron wholeheartedly agreed. Harry privately accused Ron of only agreeing to get back on Hermione's good side, a fact that he did not deny stating, "''All's fair in love and war, and this is a little bit of both.''"
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The trio learned of the existence of the [[Deathly Hallows]] from [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]. Xenophilius, worried for his daughter [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], who was being held hostage by [[Death Eaters]], tried to [[Ambush at the Lovegood House|capture the trio]]. They narrowly escaped, Hermione engineering it in a way that preserved Ron's alibi of being sick at home. While Harry obsessed over the Hallows, Ron and Hermione thought they should focus on finding the Horcruxes, as Dumbledore had instructed them. During Harry's period of listless obsession, Ron's leadership qualities began to show. He suggested that they search many wizarding settlements for clues if only to be in motion and actively searching.
   
 
====Skirmish at the Malfoy Manor====
 
====Skirmish at the Malfoy Manor====
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Bellatrix|All except... except for the Mudblood.|Ron|No! You can have me, keep me!|If she dies under questioning, I'll take you next. Blood traitor is next to Mudblood in my book. Take them downstairs, Greyback, and make sure they are secure, but do nothing more to them — yet.|Ron and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] in [[Malfoy Manor]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Bellatrix|All except... except for the Mudblood.|Ron|No! You can have me, keep me!|If she dies under questioning, I'll take you next. Blood traitor is next to Mudblood in my book. Take them downstairs, Greyback, and make sure they are secure, but do nothing more to them — yet.|Ron and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] in [[Malfoy Manor]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Greyback_captured_Hermione_and_Ron.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Ron and Hermione held captive at the Malfoy Manor.]]
 
During the [[Easter]] holidays of [[1998]], the trio was captured by a gang of [[Snatchers]] led by [[Fenrir Greyback]] after Harry broke the [[Taboo|Taboo curse]] on Voldemort's name. Hermione hit Harry with a [[Stinging Hex]] in order to shield him. Harry, Hermione, and Ron quickly lied and gave fake names; Harry being Vernon Dudley, Hermione being [[Penelope Clearwater]], and Ron being Stan Shunpike. Ron was beaten, his mouth bleeding horribly, and was then forced to use another name, Barny Weasley. They were then brought to [[Malfoy Manor]], where Ron tried to persuade [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] to take him for questioning instead of Hermione, but was forced into the dungeon with Harry, [[Dean Thomas]], and [[Griphook]], where they found Luna and Mr. Ollivander, who had been captured in [[1996]].
 
   
Hermione was kept upstairs and [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] by Bellatrix, her screams reducing Ron to tears. The group was saved by [[Dobby]], who was sent by [[Aberforth Dumbledore]]. He freed Harry and Ron to run upstairs to save Hermione, who managed to lie under torture about where they had obtained [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]]. Ron [[Disarming Charm|Disarmed]] Bellatrix after she avoided a chandelier dropped by Dobby, and pulled Hermione from the wreckage of the fallen chandelier, Disapparating them both to Bill and Fleur's home [[Shell Cottage]]. They stayed there with Luna, Fleur, Bill, Mr. Ollivander, and Griphook. He attended the burial of Dobby.
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During the [[Easter]] holidays of [[1998]], the trio was captured by a gang of [[Snatchers]] led by [[Fenrir Greyback]] after Harry broke the [[Taboo|Taboo curse]] on Voldemort's name. Hermione hit Harry with a [[Stinging Hex]] in order to shield him. Harry, Hermione, and Ron quickly lied and gave fake names; Harry being Vernon Dudley, Hermione being [[Penelope Clearwater]], and Ron being Stan Shunpike. Ron was beaten, his mouth bleeding horribly, and was then forced to use another name, Barny Weasley. They were then brought to [[Malfoy Manor]], where Ron tried to persuade [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] to take him for questioning instead of Hermione, but was forced into the dungeon with Harry, [[Dean Thomas]], and [[Griphook]], where they found Luna and Mr Ollivander, who had been captured in [[1996]].
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Hermione was kept upstairs and [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]] by Bellatrix, her screams reducing Ron to tears. The group was saved by [[Dobby]], who was sent by [[Aberforth Dumbledore]]. He freed Harry and Ron to run upstairs to save Hermione, who managed to lie under torture about where they had obtained [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]]. Ron [[Disarming Charm|Disarmed]] Bellatrix after she avoided a chandelier dropped by Dobby, and pulled Hermione from the wreckage of the fallen chandelier, Disapparating them both to Bill and Fleur's home [[Shell Cottage]]. They stayed there with Luna, Fleur, Bill, Mr Ollivander, and Griphook. He attended the burial of Dobby, where he humbly gave him his shoes and socks.
   
 
====Gringotts Break-in====
 
====Gringotts Break-in====
 
{{Quote|This is Dragomir Despard. He speaks very little English, But he is in sympathy with the Dark Lord's aims. He has travelled here from Transylvania to see our new regime.|Hermione, disguised as Bellatrix Lestrange, introducing a disguised Ron to Travers|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|This is Dragomir Despard. He speaks very little English, But he is in sympathy with the Dark Lord's aims. He has travelled here from Transylvania to see our new regime.|Hermione, disguised as Bellatrix Lestrange, introducing a disguised Ron to Travers|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Dragon_attack_Gringotts.JPG|thumb|right|The trio escaping from Gringotts on a Dragon's back]]
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There, Hermione recovered and she, Ron, and Harry planned to [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|break into]] [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] in order to take [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff's cup]], and a [[Horcrux]], within the [[Lestrange Vault]]. [[Griphook]] the [[goblin]] agreed to help them in exchange for Gryffindor's Sword. Ron, knowing that the sword was needed to destroy horcruxes was reluctant to let Harry part with it. He suggested that they delay handing the sword over until the Horcruxes were destroyed. As the planning went forward, Ron along with Harry and Hermione found Griphook to be increasingly distasteful. On the morning of [[1 May]], [[1998]], they broke into Gringotts with Hermione [[Polyjuice Potion|disguised]] as Bellatrix Lestrange, Ron as a fictional foreign wizard named "Dragomir Despard," and Harry under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]] with Griphook. As they were headed down into the vaults, the Gringotts defences were set against them, and Ron's disguise melted away. Once in the vault, it was discovered that all the treasure had [[Geminio]] and [[Flagrante]] spells put on them. Although they were betrayed by Griphook, the trio obtained [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff's cup]] and escaped the wizarding bank on the back of a [[dragon]].<ref name="DH" />
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There, Hermione recovered and she, Ron, and Harry planned to [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|break into]] [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] in order to take [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff's cup]], and a [[Horcrux]], within the [[Lestrange Vault]]. [[Griphook]] the [[goblin]] agreed to help them in exchange for Gryffindor's Sword. Ron, knowing that the sword was needed to destroy horcruxes was reluctant to let Harry part with it. Harry suggested that they delay handing the sword over until the Horcruxes were destroyed. As the planning went forward, Ron along with Harry and Hermione found Griphook to be increasingly distasteful.
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On the morning of [[1 May]], [[1998]], they broke into Gringotts with Hermione [[Polyjuice Potion|disguised]] as Bellatrix Lestrange, Ron as a fictional foreign wizard named "Dragomir Despard," and Harry under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]] with Griphook. As they were headed down into the vaults, the Gringotts defences were set against them, and Ron's disguise melted away. Once in the vault, it was discovered that all the treasure had [[Geminio]] and [[Flagrante]] spells put on them. Although they were betrayed by Griphook, the trio obtained [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff's cup]] and escaped the wizarding bank on the back of a [[dragon]].<ref name="DH" />
   
 
====The Battle of Hogwarts====
 
====The Battle of Hogwarts====
 
{{Quote|They can help. We don't know where it is. We've got to find it fast. We don't have to tell them it's a Horcrux.|Ron persuades Harry to let Dumbledore's Army help find Ravenclaw's diadem|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|They can help. We don't know where it is. We've got to find it fast. We don't have to tell them it's a Horcrux.|Ron persuades Harry to let Dumbledore's Army help find Ravenclaw's diadem|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[file:Ronyhermione.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Ron and Hermione in the Chamber of Secrets.]]
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After getting off the dragon escaping from the wizarding bank, Ron saw Harry having one of his visions. He was told that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] finally knew that they were hunting Horcruxes and that the final one was at Hogwarts. To that end, Harry, Ron, and Hermione apparated under the [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]] to Hogsmeade looking for a way into Hogwarts. They were soon cornered by [[Death Eaters]] set to watch the town. Ron drew his wand ready to fight them, but Harry suggested that advantage lay in stealth and that attacking would give away their position. Once the Death Eaters ordered [[Dementor|dementors]] to search the town for the trio, they found refuge in the [[Hog's Head]]. After a heated discussion with the proprietor who turned out to be [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], they were lead into Hogwarts by [[Neville Longbottom]]. They arrived in the [[Room of Requirement]] and found that the reformed [[Dumbledore's Army]]washidingoutthere. Ron helped persuade Harry to let the others help.
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[[File:Ronyhermione.jpg|thumb|169px|Ron and Hermione in the Chamber of Secrets]]
[[File:Fiendfyregoyle.jpg|thumb|right|Ron and Hermione running from Fiendfyre in the Room of Requirment]]
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After getting off the dragon escaping from the wizarding bank, Ron saw Harry having one of his visions. He was told that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] finally knew that they were hunting Horcruxes and that the final one was at Hogwarts. To that end, Harry, Ron, and Hermione apparated under the [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]] to Hogsmeade looking for a way into Hogwarts. They were soon cornered by [[Death Eaters]] set to watch the town. Ron drew his wand ready to fight them, but Harry suggested that advantage lay in stealth and that attacking would give away their position. Once the Death Eaters ordered [[dementor]]s to search the town for the trio, they found refuge in the [[Hog's Head]]. After a heated discussion with the proprietor who turned out to be [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], they were lead into Hogwarts by [[Neville Longbottom]]. They arrived in the [[Room of Requirement]] and found that the reformed Dumbledore's Army was hiding out there. Ron helped persuade Harry to let the others help.
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[[File:Tumblr_lq5athBeOT1r0jmzdo5_250.gif|frame|[[Hermione Granger]] and Ronald Weasley run from the towering flames|left]]
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While Harry searched for [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem]], Ron and Hermione entered the [[Chamber of Secrets]] to retrieve [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]] fangs. Ron mimicked the [[Parseltongue]] he had heard Harry use to open [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|Salazar Slytherin's locket]] and succeeded in gaining entrance to the Chamber. Hermione used the fangs to destroy the Horcrux of [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff's cup]], and they then reunited with Harry. When Ron expressed desire to evacuate the [[house-elf|house-elves]] from the Kitchens, Hermione, who had always been concerned for creatures so often mistreated by society, was so touched that she ran and nuzzled and kissed him, much to Ron's delight. However, their kiss was interrupted by Harry, who pointed out that there was a war going on.
 
While Harry searched for [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem]], Ron and Hermione entered the [[Chamber of Secrets]] to retrieve [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]] fangs. Ron mimicked the [[Parseltongue]] he had heard Harry use to open [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|Salazar Slytherin's locket]] and succeeded in gaining entrance to the Chamber. Hermione used the fangs to destroy the Horcrux of [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff's cup]], and they then reunited with Harry. When Ron expressed desire to evacuate the [[house-elf|house-elves]] from the Kitchens, Hermione, who had always been concerned for creatures so often mistreated by society, was so touched that she ran and nuzzled and kissed him, much to Ron's delight. However, their kiss was interrupted by Harry, who pointed out that there was a war going on.
   
 
Harry, Ron, and Hermione entered the [[Room of Requirement]] to find Ravenclaw's diadem, but were ambushed by [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]], [[Vincent Crabbe|Crabbe]], and [[Gregory Goyle|Goyle]]. When Crabbe unleashed a [[fiendfyre|cursed fire]], the trio escaped by means of broomsticks; Harry saved Draco, and Ron and Hermione saved Goyle. They then witnessed the death of Ron's brother [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] in combat, which devastated Ron, who wanted revenge. Hermione managed to calm him by reminding him that they would have to fight on their way to finding [[Nagini]], Voldemort's final Horcrux. The trio made their way to the [[Shrieking Shack]], and witnessed the snake kill [[Severus Snape]] on Voldemort's orders. While dying, [[Severus Snape]]'s memories leaked out of him, which Harry collected into a glass phial.
 
Harry, Ron, and Hermione entered the [[Room of Requirement]] to find Ravenclaw's diadem, but were ambushed by [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]], [[Vincent Crabbe|Crabbe]], and [[Gregory Goyle|Goyle]]. When Crabbe unleashed a [[fiendfyre|cursed fire]], the trio escaped by means of broomsticks; Harry saved Draco, and Ron and Hermione saved Goyle. They then witnessed the death of Ron's brother [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] in combat, which devastated Ron, who wanted revenge. Hermione managed to calm him by reminding him that they would have to fight on their way to finding [[Nagini]], Voldemort's final Horcrux. The trio made their way to the [[Shrieking Shack]], and witnessed the snake kill [[Severus Snape]] on Voldemort's orders. While dying, [[Severus Snape]]'s memories leaked out of him, which Harry collected into a glass phial.
   
During the pause in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Ron went to the [[Great Hall]], where Bill comforted him over Fred's death and Hermione comforted Ginny. Harry went up to [[Dumbledore]]'s office and emptied Snape's memories into the Pensieve. He entered the [[Pensieve]] and finally learned the truth of of it all. After emerging from the Pensieve, he made use of the distraction to slip out and confront Voldemort. Following his alleged death, the battle resumed, and Ron and [[Neville Longbottom]] brought [[Fenrir Greyback]] down together. Ron witnessed Harry defeat Lord Voldemort once and for all, and survived the battle without serious injury.<ref name="DH" />
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[[File:Fred_dead.JPG|thumb|240px|Ron and Molly crying over dead Fred]]
   
===Later life===
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During the pause in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Ron went to the [[Great Hall]], where Bill comforted him over Fred's death and Hermione comforted Ginny. Harry went up to [[Dumbledore]]'s office and emptied Snape's memories into the Pensieve. He entered the [[Pensieve]] and finally learned the truth of it all. After emerging from the Pensieve, he made use of the distraction to slip out and confront Voldemort. Following his alleged death, the battle resumed, and Ron and [[Neville Longbottom]] brought [[Fenrir Greyback]] down together. Ron witnessed Harry defeat Lord Voldemort once and for all, and survived the battle without serious injury.<ref name="DH" />
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===Later life {{C|1998-2017}}===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Albus Potter|Why are they all ''staring''?|Ron|Don't let it worry you. It's me. I'm extremely famous.|Ron telling his nephew, [[Albus Potter]], why everyone on the [[Hogwarts Express]] was staring at them, on September 1, 2017.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Albus Potter|Why are they all ''staring''?|Ron|Don't let it worry you. It's me. I'm extremely famous.|Ron telling his nephew, [[Albus Potter]], why everyone on the [[Hogwarts Express]] was staring at them, on September 1, 2017.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Ron_Weasley_age_37.png|thumb|left|150px|Ron at age 37.]]
 
Ron never received a [[seventh year]] of education at Hogwarts. Instead, he moved on to become an [[Auror]], along with Harry, at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].<ref name="PotterCast" /> Their work in the Ministry revolutionised the Auror department, and, along with Hermione, they helped "make a new world" for the wizarding community.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/0726-today-vieira1.html JK Rowling One-On-One: Part One. Today Show (NBC)]</ref> At some point he worked with his brother [[George Weasley|George]] at [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]] on [[Diagon Alley]],<ref name="Time" /> which he helped turn into a real money-spinner.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/0730-bloomsbury-chat.html J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, July 30, 2007]</ref>
 
   
Sometime between [[1998]] and [[2000s|2006]], Ron married Hermione, and the couple had two children: [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]. Ron is also the godfather and uncle of Harry and Ginny's [[James Potter II|oldest son]]. <ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1414 Video clip of J.K. Rowling from her new documentary: ''J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life'']</ref> At some point, Ron, Harry and Hermione were all featured on [[Chocolate Frog Cards]] for their accomplishments, which Ron considered his "finest hour".<ref>[http://bibliophilists.wordpress.com/2007/10/22/highlights-of-jk-rowlings-us-book-tour/ J.K. Rowling's U.S. Book Tour]</ref>
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[[File:Ron Weasley Epilogue.jpg|thumb|140px|Ron at age 37.|left]]
[[File:HP7B_Epilogo4.jpg|thumb|190px|Ron with his family.]]
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Ron never received a [[seventh year]] of education at Hogwarts. Instead, he moved on to become an [[Auror]], along with Harry, at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].<ref name="PotterCast" /> Their work in the Ministry revolutionised the Auror department, and, along with Hermione, they helped ''"make a new world''" for the wizarding community.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/0726-today-vieira1.html JK Rowling One-On-One: Part One. Today Show (NBC)]</ref> Two years after he started at the Auror Office, he left to help his brother [[George Weasley|George]] at [[Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes]] on [[Diagon Alley]].<ref name="RSPM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/daily-prophet/qwc2014/2014-07-08/dumbledores-army-reunites New from J.K. Rowling: "''DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY REUNITES AT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP FINAL''" (''Daily Prophet'', 08 July 2014)]</ref> His decision to do so was questioned by [[Rita Skeeter]], who thought that Ron was tired of standing in Harry's shadow, and wrote in her gossip column that Ron was likely mentally ill (this must, of course, be taken with more than a small pinch of salt due to Rita's habit of writing scathing and lies in articles), having said himself that the [[Horcrux hunt]] had "''took its toll''" on him.<ref name="RSPM" />
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Sometime between [[1998]] and [[2000s|2006]], Ron married Hermione, and the couple had two children: [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]. Ron is also the godfather and uncle of Harry and Ginny's [[James Potter II|oldest son]].<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1414 Video clip of J.K. Rowling from her new documentary: ''J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life'']</ref> At some point, Ron, Harry and Hermione were all featured on [[Chocolate Frog Cards]] for their accomplishments, which Ron considered his "''finest hour''".<ref>[http://bibliophilists.wordpress.com/2007/10/22/highlights-of-jk-rowlings-us-book-tour/ J.K. Rowling's U.S. Book Tour]</ref>
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[[File:DH-Epilogue-HR-harry-potter-24336103-1800-962.jpg|thumb|240px|Ron with his family.]]
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Ron, Hermione and their children Rose and Hugo all attended the final of the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup|427th Quidditch World Cup]] in the [[Patagonian Desert]] in July [[Between 2010 and 2017|2014]], alongside Harry, Ginny, James, Albus, [[Edward Lupin|Teddy Lupin]], Neville, Hannah, Luna, Rolf, Bill, Fleur, Victoire and potentially others.<ref name="RSPM" />
   
In August of [[2017]], Ron obtained a [[Muggle]] driving-license.<ref name="EP">Epilogue of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> He also admitted putting a [[Confundus Charm]] on the Muggle [[Driving Test Examiner|driving inspector]] because he had forgotten to use his wing mirror properly, excusing this mistake because casting a [[Supersensory Charm]] would be more effective. That year, he and Hermione sent their daughter off for her first year at Hogwarts, and Ron encouraged Rose to be sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house and to beat [[Scorpius Malfoy]] in marks. He hugged Hugo gently.
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In August of [[2017]], Ron obtained a [[Muggle]] driving-license.<ref name="EP">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Epilogue (''Nineteen Years Later'')</ref> He also admitted putting a [[Confundus Charm]] on the Muggle [[Driving Test Examiner|driving inspector]] because he had forgotten to use his wing mirror properly, excusing this mistake because casting a [[Supersensory Charm]] would be more effective. That year, he and Hermione sent their daughter off for her first year at Hogwarts, and Ron encouraged Rose to be sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house and to beat [[Scorpius Malfoy]] in marks. He hugged Hugo gently.
   
Ron also became close with Harry's [[Potter family|children]], one of whom, [[James Potter II|James]], was his godson. Lily Luna Potter and Ron's son, [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]], were close in age and good friends, as were Ron's [[Rose Weasley|daughter]] and Albus Severus Potter.
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Ron also became close with Harry's [[Potter family|children]], one of whom, [[James Potter II|James]], was his godson. Lily Luna Potter and Ron's son were close in age and good friends, as were Ron's daughter and Albus Severus Potter.
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
Ron inherited the typical [[Weasley family]] traits: fiery red hair and a freckled complexion. When he becomes embarrassed, his ears notably turn red. He has blue eyes, a long nose, and is described as being very tall and lanky, with big hands and feet.<ref name="PS" /> In this way, his stature is similar to those of his older brothers [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Percy Weasley|Percy]], rather than the stockier [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]], and [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]]. His sister [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] once joked to [[Romilda Vane|Romilda]] that Ron had a [[Pygmy Puff]] [[tattoo]],<ref name="HBP" /> though it is doubtful that the remark had any truth in it.
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[[File:Ron-Weasley-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-movies-17179892-1919-2560.jpg|thumb|140px|Ron Weasley, in [[1997]]|left]]
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Ron inherited the typical [[Weasley family]] traits: fiery red hair and a freckled complexion. When he becomes embarrassed, his ears notably turn red. He has blue eyes, a long nose, and is described as being very tall and lanky, with big hands and feet.<ref name="PS" /> In this way, his stature is similar to those of his older brothers [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Percy Weasley|Percy]], rather than the stockier [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]], and [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]]. By the time he was 17, Ron was 5'9 inches tall and weighed 152 pounds<ref name="HPLE" />
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His sister [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] once joked to [[Romilda Vane|Romilda]] that Ron had a [[Pygmy Puff]] [[tattoo]],<ref name="HBP" /> though it is doubtful that the remark had any truth in it.
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By [[Between 2010 and 2017|2014]], when he was at the age of 34, [[Rita Skeeter]] remarked on a ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' gossip column that his "''famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly''".<ref name="RSPM" />
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
{{Quote|I'm the sixth in our family to go to Hogwarts. You could say I've got a lot to live up to ... Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it's no big deal, because they did it first.|Ron on his family's expectations|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Template:Dialogue|Luna|He says very funny things sometimes, doesn't he?... But he can be a bit unkind. I noticed that last year.|Harry|I s'pose,|Harry and Luna discussing Ron in [[1996]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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Ron was a very funny person, but often emotionally immature, and insensitive.<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/19/j-k-rowling-talks-marriage-writing-and-more-at-open-book-tour-stop-in-new-york-city/page/1 Leaky Cauldron: J.K. Rowling Talks Marriage, Writing and More at Open Book Tour Stop in New York City]</ref> He had a sardonic, wisecracking sense of humour that often brought his friends laughter and relaxation. However, as [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] pointed out, his humour could occasionally be hurtful, even if unintentionally.<ref name="HBP" /> Hermione was frequently frustrated with Ron's immaturity, once commenting that he had the "''emotional range of a teaspoon''".<ref name="OTP" /> During his time searching for [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es with [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and Hermione, Ron matured greatly, and even took to leading the trio when Harry temporarily fell into a depressive mood.<ref name="DH" />
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Ron's character was also marked by moodiness and insecurity. He could be argumentative, a trait particularly displayed in his bickering with Hermione. He also had a fierce temper, which was especially prone to provocation if his loved ones were insulted, and was not above undermining the ways of wizarding kind during confrontations (e.g. he had, on more than one occasion, opted to manually resort to the use of his fists rather than his wand when provoked). Ron frequently demonstrated great bravery in attempting to protect those he [[love]]d, from facing his arachnophobia to stand by Harry in his second year<ref name="CS" /> to trying to take Hermione's place when [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] isolated her for interrogation with the [[Cruciatus Curse]].<ref name="DH" />
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{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Ron|What are you doing? Are you staying, or what?|Hermione|I... Yes — yes, I'm staying. Ron, we said we'd go with Harry, we said we'd help —|I get it. You choose him.|Ron, no — please — come back, come back!|Ron after an argument with Harry and Hermione.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
Ron was a very funny person, but often emotionally immature, and insensitive.<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/19/j-k-rowling-talks-marriage-writing-and-more-at-open-book-tour-stop-in-new-york-city/page/1 Leaky Cauldron: J.K. Rowling Talks Marriage, Writing and More at Open Book Tour Stop in New York City]</ref> He had a sardonic, wisecracking sense of humour that often brought his friends laughter and relaxation. However, as [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] pointed out, his humour could occasionally be hurtful, even if unintentionally.<ref name="HBP" /> Hermione was frequently frustrated with Ron's immaturity, once commenting that he had the "emotional range of a teaspoon"<ref name="OTP" />. During his time searching for [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es with [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and Hermione, Ron matured greatly, and even took to leading the trio when Harry temporarily fell into a depressive mood<ref name="DH" />.
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[[File:Tumblr_mymo1tjGpP1qelkufo1_250.gif|frame|Ron playing [[Quidditch]] as [[Keeper]]]]
   
Ron's character was also marked by moodiness and insecurity. He could be argumentative, a trait particularly displayed in his bickering with Hermione. He also had a fierce temper, which was especially prone to provocation if his loved ones were insulted, and was not above undermining the ways of wizarding kind during confrontations (e.g. he has, on more than one occasion, opted to manually resort to the use of his fists rather than his wand when provoked). Ron frequently demonstrated great bravery in attempting to protect those he [[love]]d, from facing his arachnophobia to stand by Harry in his second year<ref name="CS" /> to trying to take Hermione's place when [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] isolated her for interrogation with the [[Cruciatus Curse]].<ref name="DH" />
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As a boy, Ron was very sensitive about his family's poverty, and sometimes embarrassed by them. Many, if not all, of Ron's possessions were hand-me-downs, including his robes, school books, wand, and even a pet rat whom he called [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]]. His family's lack of finances often made Ron a target for taunting by [[Draco Malfoy]], a spoiled, arrogant [[Slytherin]].<ref name="PS" /> Ron was also prone to insecurity about his abilities, when compared to his older siblings and to his famous best friend. When he felt insecure or embarrassed, it was noted that his ears turned red. This became his tell-tale sign of his anger and embarrassment.<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> He felt as if he was consistently overshadowed by the legacy of his older brothers and the fame of Harry; this lead to a feeling of being "''second-best''".
[[File:Keeper Weasley.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Ron playing [[Quidditch]] as [[Keeper]].]]
 
As a boy, Ron was very sensitive about his family's poverty, and sometimes embarrassed by them. Many, if not all, of Ron's possessions were hand-me-downs, including his robes, school books, wand, and even a pet rat whom he called [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]]. His family's lack of finances often made Ron a target for taunting by [[Draco Malfoy]], a spoiled, arrogant [[Slytherin]].<ref name="PS" /> Ron was also prone to insecurity about his abilities, when compared to his older siblings and to his famous best friend. When he felt insecure or embarrassed, it was noted that his ears turned red. This became his tell-tale sign of his anger and embarrassment.<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> He felt as if he was consistently overshadowed by the legacy of his older brothers and the fame of Harry; this lead to a feeling of being "second-best".
 
   
 
Although passionate about [[Quidditch]], especially the [[Chudley Cannons]], and a fine flyer, Ron had a problem with nerves, and sometimes his playing ability suffered for it.<ref name="OTP" /> [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] revealed that Ron's deepest fears were that his mother loved him least and that Hermione preferred Harry to him.<ref name="DH" /> He also suffered from arachnophobia, a fear originating from his brother [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] transfiguring his teddy bear into a spider when Ron was a child.<ref name="CS" />
 
Although passionate about [[Quidditch]], especially the [[Chudley Cannons]], and a fine flyer, Ron had a problem with nerves, and sometimes his playing ability suffered for it.<ref name="OTP" /> [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] revealed that Ron's deepest fears were that his mother loved him least and that Hermione preferred Harry to him.<ref name="DH" /> He also suffered from arachnophobia, a fear originating from his brother [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] transfiguring his teddy bear into a spider when Ron was a child.<ref name="CS" />
   
Ron was particularly fond of food. He had a tendency to talk with his mouth full, often to Hermione's disgust, and a great fondness for [[bacon sandwich]]es, though he disliked corned beef sandwiches, as mentioned in his first year. And like Harry, Ron was intelligent, but lacked the motivation to put forth effort in class; during their years at school, Ron frequently expected Hermione's help, and when she either refused or was unavailable, he was often dumbfounded about how to proceed.
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Ron was particularly fond of food. He had a tendency to talk with his mouth full, often to Hermione's disgust, and a great fondness for [[bacon sandwich]]es, though he disliked corned beef sandwiches, as mentioned in his first year; his love of food eventually made him settle into a portly middle age. And like Harry, Ron was intelligent, but lacked the motivation to put forth effort in class; during their years at school, Ron frequently expected Hermione's help, and when she either refused or was unavailable, he was often dumbfounded about how to proceed.
   
Ron's point of view on many topics was often that of the stereotypical wizard, which clashed many times with those of Harry and Hermione because they were both raised by Muggles; but in exchange, he was typically more aware of standard factors abided by wizardkind. Examples of this are that while he liked Lupin the entire third year, the moment he discovered that Lupin was a werewolf he exclaimed "Get away from me, werewolf!"; that he was more shocked than Harry and Hermione at discovering that Hagrid was half giant; and when he got into an argument with Griphook over wizards not giving goblins wands.
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Ron's point of view on many topics was often that of the stereotypical wizard, which clashed many times with those of Harry and Hermione because they were both raised by Muggles; but in exchange, he was typically more aware of standard factors abided by wizardkind. Examples of this are that while he liked Lupin the entire third year, the moment he discovered that Lupin was a werewolf he exclaimed "''Get away from me, werewolf!''"; that he was more shocked than Harry and Hermione at discovering that Hagrid was half giant; and when he got into an argument with Griphook over wizards not giving goblins wands. However, he was clearly very much appreciative of Dobby's sacrifice for them, as he helped Harry dig the grave, found it difficult to say stuff at the grave (it is mentioned it "''came out thickly''", implying he was choked up), and he had sat on a rock and stripped off his shoes and socks, giving them to Dobby to be buried in.
   
Ron was also shown to have a habit of swearing. In 1993, he called Professor Snape something that caused Hermione to exclaim: "Ron!". Also, after Draco Malfoy insulted him, Ron told him to do something he would never have dared say in front of Mrs Weasley. He also called Draco Malfoy a "two face-bastard" during the Battle of Hogwarts after saving him from a Death Eater, and rescuing him for a second time, from death.
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Ron was also shown to have a habit of swearing. In 1993, he called Professor Snape something that caused Hermione to exclaim: "''Ron!''". Also, after Draco Malfoy insulted him, Ron told him to do something he would never have dared say in front of Mrs Weasley. He also called Draco Malfoy a "''two face-bastard''" during the Battle of Hogwarts after saving him from a Death Eater, and rescuing him for a second time, from death.
   
 
Ron was brave, to a level which would put him on a par with his best friend Harry; he never hesitated to put himself into extremely dangerous situations with his best friends Harry and Hermione, and as shown many times, he would rather die than have someone else he cared about be harmed. He risked his life on many occasions, and his bravery was not unnoticed by his friends.
 
Ron was brave, to a level which would put him on a par with his best friend Harry; he never hesitated to put himself into extremely dangerous situations with his best friends Harry and Hermione, and as shown many times, he would rather die than have someone else he cared about be harmed. He risked his life on many occasions, and his bravery was not unnoticed by his friends.
   
Ron was also a person who liked to do things the easy way, as he did not like to work hard. This quality was reflected in his first year when he just picked up books from the Hogwarts Library shelves randomly when finding out about Nicolas Flamel. He also had a tendency to make up predictions for his Divination homework, and frequently copied most of his homework from Hermione Granger. However, he could afford to let go of this tendency of his during tougher times, like when he researched information to help Hagrid in letting off Buckbeak in his third year. His peculiar trait did not seem to vanish, even after he grew up, as he confunded his driving examiner and shrugged off his guilt by saying "I could always use a Supersensory Charm for that".
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Ron was also a person who liked to do things the easy way, as he did not like to work hard. This quality was reflected in his first year when he just picked up books from the Hogwarts Library shelves randomly when finding out about Nicolas Flamel. He also had a tendency to make up predictions for his Divination homework, and frequently copied most of his homework from Hermione Granger. However, he could afford to let go of this tendency of his during tougher times, like when he researched information to help Hagrid in letting off Buckbeak in his third year. His peculiar trait did not seem to vanish, even after he grew up, as he confunded his driving examiner and shrugged off his guilt by saying "''I could always use a Supersensory Charm for that''".
   
 
Ron was very protective of those he cared about, and this was shown perhaps, best of all, when Ginny was involved in a relationship with Dean Thomas. He was, of course, looking out for her, but his temper got the best of him and he lashed out at her, as she did the same to him.
 
Ron was very protective of those he cared about, and this was shown perhaps, best of all, when Ginny was involved in a relationship with Dean Thomas. He was, of course, looking out for her, but his temper got the best of him and he lashed out at her, as she did the same to him.
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
{{Quote|First — to Mr Ronald Weasley for the best played game of chess Hogwarts has seen in many years, I award Gryffindor house fifty points.|[[Dumbledore]] at the leaving feast giving Gryffindor fifty points for Ron's noble sacrifice.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.}}
 
   
Ron was often insecure about his own abilities when compared to his elder brothers and famous best friend. However, once that lessened a little bit he proved to be a powerful wizard in his own right.
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[[File:Tumblr_lra2hdYCUj1qkgx7wo2_250.gif|frame|Ron's Jack Russel Terrier [[Patronus]]]]{{Quote|First — to Mr Ronald Weasley for the best played game of chess Hogwarts has seen in many years, I award Gryffindor house fifty points.|[[Dumbledore]] at the leaving feast giving Gryffindor fifty points for Ron's noble sacrifice.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}Ron was often insecure about his own abilities when compared to his elder brothers and famous best friend. However, once that lessened a little bit he proved to be a powerful wizard in his own right.
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*'''[[Wizard's Chess]]''': Ron was extremely talented at chess. It was he who taught Harry how to play. Ron and Harry often played Wizard's Chess together when they had free time. In his first year, his logistic ability helped him, Hermione, and Harry play past Professor McGonagall's [[Human Chess Game|magically Transfigured giant chessboard]] to get to the Philosopher's Stone and prevent it being stolen by Voldemort. As a result, he got fifty points for his house for "''the best played game of chess that Hogwarts has seen these many years''", as Dumbledore himself noted.
*'''[[Wizard's Chess]]''': Ron was extremely talented at chess. It was he who taught Harry how to play. Ron and Harry often played Wizard's Chess together when they had free time. In his first year, his logistic ability helped him, Hermione, and Harry play past Professor McGonagall's [[Human Chess Game|magically Transfigured giant chessboard]] to get to the Philosopher's Stone and prevent it being stolen by Voldemort. As a result, he got fifty points for his house for "the best played game of chess that Hogwarts has seen these many years", as Dumbledore himself noted.
 
 
*'''[[Duel]]ling''': He was more than capable in battle; it is notable that he survived both the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] before this. He fought well in the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], [[Stunning Spell|stunning]] a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] while flying. He also [[Disarming Charm|disarmed]] Bellatrix Lestrange, and saved Hermione during the [[Skirmish at Malfoy Manor]], and took down [[Fenrir Greyback]] with [[Neville Longbottom]] and fought several other Death Eaters during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. He survived the battle when his older brother Fred did not. He also escaped a group of Snatchers, unharmed after he temporarily left the [[Horcrux hunt]].<ref name="DH" />
 
*'''[[Duel]]ling''': He was more than capable in battle; it is notable that he survived both the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] before this. He fought well in the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], [[Stunning Spell|stunning]] a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] while flying. He also [[Disarming Charm|disarmed]] Bellatrix Lestrange, and saved Hermione during the [[Skirmish at Malfoy Manor]], and took down [[Fenrir Greyback]] with [[Neville Longbottom]] and fought several other Death Eaters during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. He survived the battle when his older brother Fred did not. He also escaped a group of Snatchers, unharmed after he temporarily left the [[Horcrux hunt]].<ref name="DH" />
*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': Ron became adept at [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] after having been trained in [[Dumbledore's Army]]. His mastery of the Stunning Spell and the [[Patronus Charm]] (spells taught during [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]) as well as his career as an [[Auror]] both attest to his ability to competently defend himself against [[Dark Magic]].
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*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': Ron became adept at Defence Against the Dark Arts after having been trained in [[Dumbledore's Army]]. In 1996 he achieved an 'Exceeds Expectations' grade on his O.W.L. exam. His mastery of the [[Stunning Spell]] and the [[Disarming Charm]] (spells taught during Defence Against the Dark Arts) as well as his career as an [[Auror]] both attest to his ability to competently defend himself against [[Dark Magic]].
*'''[[Charms]]''': Ron was rather good at this subject, being able to cast a successful [[Slug-Vomiting Charm]] in only his [[second year]] and receiving an [[Exceeds Expectations]] at OWL level. He was also know to be able to adequately cast the [[Confundus]], the Super-Sensory and even the [[Patronus Charm]] by his [[fifth year]], the later of which is noted to be advanced magic not usually taught on the Hogwarts Curriculum.
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*'''[[Charms]]''': Ron was rather good at this subject, being able to cast a successful [[Slug-Vomiting Charm]] in only his second year and receiving an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' on his O.W.L. exam. He was also known to be able to adequately cast the [[Confundus]], the Super-Sensory, and even the [[Patronus Charm]] by his [[fifth year]], the last of which is noted to be advanced magic not usually taught on the Hogwarts Curriculum. He could also cast simplier charms such as the; [[Levitation Charm]], [[Wand-Lighting Charm]], [[Unlocking Charm]], and various others.
*'''[[Nonverbal spell|Nonverbal magic]]''': Ron was able to stun a man who attempted to attack Hermione in [[1998]] without saying the incantation. He is also noted to have been able to achieve this at a young age as demonstrated in his second year when he attempted to "[[Slug-Vomiting Charm|curse]]" Draco when he insulted Hermione. The charm worked without him saying the incantation, even though it backfired.
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*'''[[Potioneer|Potions]]''': Ron was able to achieve an 'Exceeds Expectations' grade on his [[O.W.L.]] exam. He was one of only twelve students able to go on to [[N.E.W.T.]]-level in 1996, showing proficiency in the subject.
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*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Ron advanced to N.E.W.T.-level and achieved an 'Exceeds Expectations' on his O.W.L. exam, showing aptitude in the subject. He was also able to cast [[Transforming Spells]] for example the,[[ Avifors Spell]] and [[ Lapifors Spell]].
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*'''[[Herbology]]''': Ron achieved an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' on his O.W.L. exam. He attended N.E.W.T.-level Herbology in his sixth year. He could also cast plant related charms such as the [[Fire-Making Spell]] and the [[Herbivicus Charm]].
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*'''[[Nonverbal spell|Non-verbal magic]]''': Ron was able to stun a man who attempted to attack [[Hermione]] in [[1998]] without saying the incantation. He is also noted to have been able to achieve this at a young age as demonstrated in his second year when he attempted to "[[Slug-Vomiting Charm|''curse'']]" Draco when he insulted Hermione. The charm worked without him saying the incantation, even though it backfired.
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*'''[[Astronomy]]''': Ron earned on [[O.W.L.]] in this subject. It's unknown if he was able to continue on to the N.E.W.T. class, seeing as he didn't apply for advancement.
 
*'''[[Quidditch]]''': Ron was a reasonably good [[Keeper]]. However, his performance was inconsistent because of his lack of confidence.
 
*'''[[Quidditch]]''': Ron was a reasonably good [[Keeper]]. However, his performance was inconsistent because of his lack of confidence.
*'''Tactical thinking''': Ron was good with tactical thinking and showed a talent for thinking outside of the box. For example, it was Ron who suggested that Harry use [[Felix Felicis]] to try to get [[Horace Slughorn]]'s memory of telling [[Tom Riddle]] about the [[Horcrux]]es<ref name="HBP" />, and Ron's idea to go to the [[Chamber of Secrets]] in order to get [[Basilisk]] fangs to destroy the Horcruxes<ref name="DH" />. Ron was also able to keep a level head in highly stressful situations, and was generally more pragmatic than either of his best friends.
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*'''Tactical thinking''': Ron was good with tactical thinking and showed a talent for thinking outside of the box. For example, it was Ron who suggested that Harry use [[Felix Felicis]] to try to get [[Horace Slughorn]]'s memory of telling [[Tom Riddle]] about the [[Horcrux]]es,<ref name="HBP" /> and Ron's idea to go to the [[Chamber of Secrets]] in order to get [[Basilisk]] fangs to destroy the Horcruxes.<ref name="DH" /> Ron was also able to keep a level head in highly stressful situations, and was generally more pragmatic than either of his best friends.
 
*'''Impersonation''': Ron was clever at imitating voices. While at Malfoy Manor, he was able to convincingly imitate Peter Pettigrew to avoid arousing the suspicions of Bellatrix and the Malfoys. He was also able to mimic Parseltongue effectively, which is a rather difficult language to learn or even imitate, enough to open the [[Chamber of Secrets]] after previously hearing Harry do it.
 
*'''Impersonation''': Ron was clever at imitating voices. While at Malfoy Manor, he was able to convincingly imitate Peter Pettigrew to avoid arousing the suspicions of Bellatrix and the Malfoys. He was also able to mimic Parseltongue effectively, which is a rather difficult language to learn or even imitate, enough to open the [[Chamber of Secrets]] after previously hearing Harry do it.
   
 
==Possessions==
 
==Possessions==
 
{{Quote|You never get anything new, either, with five brothers. I've got Bill's old robes, Charlie's old wand and Percy's old rat.|Ron talking about being the youngest son in the family to Harry|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|You never get anything new, either, with five brothers. I've got Bill's old robes, Charlie's old wand and Percy's old rat.|Ron talking about being the youngest son in the family to Harry|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
[[File:RonBrokenWand.jpg|thumb|100px|Ron with his first, broken [[wand]].]]
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[[File:Ron_weasley_wand.jpg|thumb|left|90px|Ron's second wand]]
*'''[[Wand]]''': Ron initially used his brother [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]]'s old, chipped [[Ronald Weasley's first wand|wand]], made of ash with a [[unicorn hair]] sticking out of the end. He held the wand together with [[Spello-tape|spello-tape]] after nearly breaking it in half at the start of his second year, but it malfunctioned dreadfully after this, backfiring spells, making strange noises, and emitting objects out from the wrong end. It eventually exploded.<ref name="CS" /> Before his third year, he received a [[Ronald Weasley's second wand|new wand]], fourteen inches, willow and unicorn hair. This wand seemed to suit him better, but he lost it at Malfoy Manor in 1998 and it is questionable whether he ever retrieved it.<ref name="POA" />
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*'''[[Wand]]''': Ron initially used his brother [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]]'s old, chipped [[Ronald Weasley's first wand|wand]], made of ash with a [[unicorn hair]] sticking out of the end. He held the wand together with [[spello-tape]] after nearly breaking it in half at the start of his second year, but it malfunctioned dreadfully after this, backfiring spells, making strange noises, and emitting objects out from the wrong end. It eventually exploded.<ref name="CS" /> Before his third year, he received a [[Ronald Weasley's second wand|new wand]], fourteen inches, willow and unicorn hair. This wand seemed to suit him better, but he lost it at Malfoy Manor in 1998 and it is questionable whether he ever retrieved it.<ref name="POA" />
 
*'''[[Spello-tape]]''': He uses the Spello-tape to hold together his first wand after nearly breaking it in half at the start of his second year, but it malfunctions dreadfully after this, backfiring spells, making strange noises and emitting objects from the wrong end. (He borrowed this from [[Seamus Finnigan]].)
 
*'''[[Spello-tape]]''': He uses the Spello-tape to hold together his first wand after nearly breaking it in half at the start of his second year, but it malfunctions dreadfully after this, backfiring spells, making strange noises and emitting objects from the wrong end. (He borrowed this from [[Seamus Finnigan]].)
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[[File:Pigwidgeon.jpg|thumb|110px|Ron's first owl Pigwidgeon]]
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*'''[[Pigwidgeon]]''': Ron's first pet owl he was gifted to him from [[Sirius Black]] in [[1994]]. Pigwidgeon was described by Harry as resembling a "fluffy [[snitch]]". Though Ron acted very rude to Pigwidgeon in public, he was actually very attached to Pig, since this was his first owl.
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*'''[[Ron Weasley's dress robes|Dress robes]]''': Ron wore a set of dress robes to the [[Yule Ball]] in [[1994]]. They were very traditional in style, and thus old-fashioned and frilly, much to Ron's distaste. Ron also owns a second set of dress robes, a present from the twins in the summer break of [[1995]]. These robes were bought with some of Harry's Triwizard winnings, as a stipulation of him giving the money to Fred and George. These robes were only mentioned, never described.
 
*'''[[Deluminator]]''': Ron inherited the deluminator from Dumbledore.
 
*'''[[Deluminator]]''': Ron inherited the deluminator from Dumbledore.
 
*'''[[Ronald Weasley's watch|Watch]]''': He received a golden wristwatch on his 17th birthday from his parents.
 
*'''[[Ronald Weasley's watch|Watch]]''': He received a golden wristwatch on his 17th birthday from his parents.
*'''[[Ronald Weasley's sweetheart necklace|Sweetheart necklace]]''': Ron received the [[Ronald Weasley's sweetheart necklace|necklace]] from [[Lavender Brown]] as a Christmas present in 1996, though it is unlikely that he kept it following their break up.
 
 
*'''[[Cleansweep Eleven]]''': In the summer of [[1995]], Ronald Weasley was given a Cleansweep Eleven as a present from his parents for becoming a [[Prefect]], and used it when he played as [[Keeper]] for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]].
 
*'''[[Cleansweep Eleven]]''': In the summer of [[1995]], Ronald Weasley was given a Cleansweep Eleven as a present from his parents for becoming a [[Prefect]], and used it when he played as [[Keeper]] for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]].
 
*'''[[Shooting Star]]''': Ron had a Shooting Star when he was young.
 
*'''[[Shooting Star]]''': Ron had a Shooting Star when he was young.
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[[File:Ron'sNecklace.jpg|thumb|left|140px|Ron's Christmas present from [[Lavender Brown|Lavender]]]]
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*'''[[Ronald Weasley's sweetheart necklace|Sweetheart necklace]]''': Ron received the [[Ronald Weasley's sweetheart necklace|necklace]] from [[Lavender Brown]] as a Christmas present in 1996, though it is unlikely that he kept it following their break up.
 
*'''[[Chocolate Frog Cards]]''': Ron had about five hundred chocolate frog cards.
 
*'''[[Chocolate Frog Cards]]''': Ron had about five hundred chocolate frog cards.
 
*'''Wizard's Chess Set''': Ron had a battered old [[Wizard's Chess]] set in [[1991]]. Like most other things he had, it was secondhand, being passed down to him by his grandfather. However, his chessmen were therefore more likely to trust his judgement in battle.
 
*'''Wizard's Chess Set''': Ron had a battered old [[Wizard's Chess]] set in [[1991]]. Like most other things he had, it was secondhand, being passed down to him by his grandfather. However, his chessmen were therefore more likely to trust his judgement in battle.
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==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Family===
 
===Family===
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====Weasley family====
 
{{Quote|Ah! Another Weasley... I know just what to do with you... GRYFFINDOR!|The Sorting Hat putting Ron into Gryffindor, like the rest of his family|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|Ah! Another Weasley... I know just what to do with you... GRYFFINDOR!|The Sorting Hat putting Ron into Gryffindor, like the rest of his family|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
[[File:Normal poahighres49.jpg|thumb|right|270px|The Weasleys in Egypt.]]
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[[File:Weasleys.png|thumb|240px|The Weasley family]]
Ron was quite close with his [[Weasley family|family]]. Although he was sometimes embarrassed by their lack of money, Ron was fiercely protective of his siblings, and always stoutly defended his parents. He was outraged when his brother [[Percy Weasley|Percy]] called their [[Arthur Weasley|father]] a failure and greatly upset their [[Molly Weasley|mother]] with his estrangement, as Ron was close to both of his parents.<ref name="OTP" />.
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Ron was quite close with his [[Weasley family|family]]. Although he was sometimes embarrassed by their lack of money, Ron was fiercely protective of his siblings, and always stoutly defended his parents. He was outraged when his brother [[Percy Weasley|Percy]] called their [[Arthur Weasley|father]] a failure and greatly upset their [[Molly Weasley|mother]] with his estrangement, as Ron was close to both of his parents.<ref name="OTP" />
   
Ron looked up to his older brothers [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]], though their accomplishments also made him feel insecure about what he had to live up to<ref name="PS" />. Percy tried to be a role model for Ron, but Ron considered him rather pompous and annoying, and took after [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] more in terms of personality. Notably, Ron was the only family member Percy contacted after his estrangement from his family<ref name="OTP" />, and the one who comforted him over Fred's death during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]<ref name="DH" />. The twins delighted in teasing Ron, as did his younger sister [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], though they were all close. Ron was very protective of Ginny, particularly in disapproving of her love life, which sometimes led to them fighting<ref name="HBP" />.
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Ron looked up to his older brothers [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Charles Weasley|Charlie]], though their accomplishments also made him feel insecure about what he had to live up to.<ref name="PS" /> Percy tried to be a role model for Ron, but Ron considered him rather pompous and annoying, and took after [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] more in terms of personality. Notably, Ron was the only family member Percy contacted after his estrangement from his family,<ref name="OTP" /> and the one who comforted him over Fred's death during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].<ref name="DH" /> The twins delighted in teasing Ron, as did his younger sister [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], though they were all close. Ron was very protective of Ginny, particularly in disapproving of her love life, which sometimes led to them fighting.<ref name="HBP" />
   
Other relatives of Ron were [[Fabian and Gideon Prewett]], who were his uncles and members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. During the [[First Wizarding War]], the brothers were attacked by five [[Death Eaters]], including [[Antonin Dolohov]]. Both were killed in battle and were described as having "fought like heroes."
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Other relatives of Ron were [[Fabian Prewett|Fabian]] and [[Gideon Prewett]], who were his uncles and members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. During the [[First Wizarding War]], the brothers were attacked by five [[Death Eaters]], including [[Antonin Dolohov]]. Both were killed in battle and were described as having "''fought like heroes''."
   
 
After the [[Second Wizarding War]], Ron's family was extended when four of his siblings were married and had children. He also had two children with [[Hermione Granger]], [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]] Weasley.
 
After the [[Second Wizarding War]], Ron's family was extended when four of his siblings were married and had children. He also had two children with [[Hermione Granger]], [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]] Weasley.
   
===Harry Potter===
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====Harry Potter====
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Ron|I'm sorry. I'm sorry I left. I know I was a — a —|Harry|You've sort of made up for it tonight. Getting the [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword|sword]]. Finishing off the [[Horcrux]]. Saving my life.|That makes me sound a lot cooler than I was.|Harry and Ron reconcile after Ron returns to the hunt for the Horcruxes|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}} [[File:6-stills-mq-scarpotter-08_large.jpg|thumb|Ron and Harry during their Fourth Year.]][[Harry Potter]] had been Ron's best friend since [[1991]]. The two were as close as brothers, as the Weasleys became like a surrogate family to Harry soon after the pair met on the [[Hogwarts Express]] at the start of their first year. They took to each other immediately, bonding over the vast array of wizarding [[Popular confectionery|sweets]] Harry happily shared with Ron, who wasn't able to afford his own from the Hogwarts Express [[Honeydukes Express lady|food trolley]]. When [[Draco Malfoy]] spoke disparagingly of Ron's family, Harry rejected Draco's offer of friendship in favour of Ron's. During the sorting, both Ron and Harry were sorted into Gryffindor and therefore shared a dormitory.
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{{Quote|If you want to kill Harry, you'll have to kill us too!|Ron to [[Sirius Black]] in [[1994]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
Like all brothers, Harry and Ron occasionally fought, especially when Ron's insecurities got the best of him. When Harry was chosen by the [[Goblet of Fire]] as Champion for the [[Triwizard Tournament]], Ron believed Harry had indeed cheated to get into the contest. The two briefly fell out, but the friendship was repaired after the Tournament's First Task, when Ron realised that Harry could possibly lose his life to an event he had genuinely not wanted to enter.<ref name="GOF" />
 
   
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[[File:PromoHP7_Harry_Potter.jpg|thumb|left|145px|Harry Potter, his best friend and future brother-in-law]][[Harry Potter]] had been Ron's best friend since [[1991]]. The two were as close as brothers, as the Weasleys became like a surrogate family to Harry soon after the pair met on the [[Hogwarts Express]] at the start of their first year. They took to each other immediately, bonding over the vast array of wizarding [[Popular confectionery|sweets]] Harry happily shared with Ron, who wasn't able to afford his own from the Hogwarts Express [[Honeydukes Express lady|food trolley]]. When [[Draco Malfoy]] spoke disparagingly of Ron's family, Harry rejected Draco's offer of friendship in favour of Ron's. During the sorting, both Ron and Harry were sorted into Gryffindor and therefore shared a dormitory. Ron defended Harry from fellow classmates and even professor Snape.
   
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Like all real brothers, Harry and Ron occasionally fought, especially when Ron's insecurities got the best of him. When Harry was chosen by the [[Goblet of Fire]] as Champion for the [[Triwizard Tournament]], Ron believed Harry had indeed cheated to get into the contest. The two briefly fell out, but the friendship was repaired after the Tournament's First Task, when Ron realised that Harry could possibly lose his life to an event he had genuinely not wanted to enter.<ref name="GOF" />
   
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[[File:Tumblr_my6tk9mIK81rjyrpro8_250.gif|frame|Harry and Ron reunit before the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]]]
   
 
The two had another falling out in [[1997]], when the negative energy in [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] affected Ron to the point of making him resentful of Harry and unreasonably jealous of Harry's relationship with [[Hermione Granger]], their other best friend and Ron's love interest. Ron temporarily abandoned his friends, though he instantly regretted it, and returned to save Harry's life.<ref name="DH" /> By and large, Ron was always fiercely loyal to Harry and risked life and limb on countless occasions for him. The two eventually became brothers-in-law when Harry married Ron's [[Ginevra Weasley|sister]]. Ron is the uncle of [[Harry Potter|Harry]]'s three children, and is godfather to Harry and Ginny's children. Since the two became Aurors, it is likely that they worked together later in life.
 
The two had another falling out in [[1997]], when the negative energy in [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] affected Ron to the point of making him resentful of Harry and unreasonably jealous of Harry's relationship with [[Hermione Granger]], their other best friend and Ron's love interest. Ron temporarily abandoned his friends, though he instantly regretted it, and returned to save Harry's life.<ref name="DH" /> By and large, Ron was always fiercely loyal to Harry and risked life and limb on countless occasions for him. The two eventually became brothers-in-law when Harry married Ron's [[Ginevra Weasley|sister]]. Ron is the uncle of [[Harry Potter|Harry]]'s three children, and is godfather to Harry and Ginny's children. Since the two became Aurors, it is likely that they worked together later in life.
   
===Hermione Granger===
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====Hermione Granger====
{{Quote|Just because it's taken ''you'' three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one ''else'' has spotted I'm a girl!|Hermione to Ron when he fails to ask her to the Yule Ball|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}[[File:Romione-romione-30880380-500-584_large.jpg|thumb|Ron and Hermione in their First year.]]
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{{Quote|Just because it's taken ''you'' three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one ''else'' has spotted I'm a girl!|Hermione to Ron when he fails to ask her to the Yule Ball|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
Ron's relationship with [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] was rocky, but by and large, the two were good friends for most of their adolescence, with building romantic tension that culminated in a kiss during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. From the time Ron first met Hermione on the [[Hogwarts Express]] at the start of their first year, he found her annoying for "showing off" and regularly reciting the school's rules. His first thought was that he didn't want to be in her house and he groaned when she was sorted into Gryffindor. Later on, he informed others of his annoyance with her, and mentioned that it was unsurprising that she didn't have any friends, which she overheard. Hurt, Hermione hid in the bathroom, crying, until Harry and Ron saved her from a [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|troll]] that had been let into Hogwarts by [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]]. Following the troll incident, Hermione lied to [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] to prevent Harry and Ron from getting into trouble.<ref name="PS" /> From that time onwards, the trio were best friends, in spite of Ron and Hermione's tendency to bicker.
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[[File:HermioneGranger.jpg|thumb|left|145px|Hermione Granger, his future wife and mother of his children]]
   
Ron first began showing signs of romantic interest in Hermione in their [[1992|second year]]; he was irritated by her crush on [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], became so angry that [[Draco Malfoy]] called her a "[[Mudblood]]" that he tried to hex him, and was even more upset than Harry when she became one of the victims of the [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]]<ref name="CS" />. In their third year, Ron and Hermione had their first real fight, when Ron accused Hermione's cat [[Crookshanks]] of eating his pet rat [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], which had gone missing.
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Ron's relationship with [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] was rocky, but by and large, the two were good friends for most of their adolescence, with building romantic tension that culminated in a kiss during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. From the time Ron first met Hermione on the [[Hogwarts Express]] at the start of their first year, he found her annoying for "''showing off''" and regularly reciting the school's rules. His first thought was that he didn't want to be in her house and he groaned when she was sorted into Gryffindor. Later on, he informed others of his annoyance with her, and mentioned that it was unsurprising that she didn't have any friends, which she overheard. Hurt, Hermione hid in the bathroom, crying, until Harry and Ron saved her from a [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|troll]] that had been let into Hogwarts by [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirrell]]. Following the troll incident, Hermione lied to [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] to prevent Harry and Ron from getting into trouble.<ref name="PS" /> From that time onwards, the trio were best friends, in spite of Ron and Hermione's tendency to bicker.
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Ron first began showing signs of romantic interest in Hermione in their [[1992|second year]]; he was irritated by her crush on [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], became so angry that [[Draco Malfoy]] called her a "[[Mudblood|Mudblood]]" that he tried to hex him, and was even more upset than Harry when she became one of the victims of the [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]].<ref name="CS" /> In their third year, Ron and Hermione had their first real fight, when Ron accused Hermione's cat [[Crookshanks]] of eating his pet rat [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], which had gone missing.
   
 
The two stopped speaking to each other for a time, but made up after [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] scolded Ron and Harry for their treatment of Hermione; Ron offered to help her with [[Buckbeak]]'s trial, and Hermione hugged him. Also in their third year during their [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class when Professor Lupin was "[[Werewolf|ill]]" and [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]] was teaching instead, Ron was the only person that had enough courage to go as far as standing up to Snape when he called Hermione an "''insufferable know-it-all".<ref name="POA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>''
 
The two stopped speaking to each other for a time, but made up after [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] scolded Ron and Harry for their treatment of Hermione; Ron offered to help her with [[Buckbeak]]'s trial, and Hermione hugged him. Also in their third year during their [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class when Professor Lupin was "[[Werewolf|ill]]" and [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]] was teaching instead, Ron was the only person that had enough courage to go as far as standing up to Snape when he called Hermione an "''insufferable know-it-all".<ref name="POA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>''
   
In their fourth year, Ron and Hermione's romantic feelings for one another began to grow and become more obvious. Hermione was jealous of Ron's crush on [[Fleur Delacour]], the [[part-Veela]] champion from [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]], and Ron became jealous of [[Viktor Krum]], with whom Hermione attended the [[Yule Ball]] after Ron failed to ask Hermione in time and then offended her with his clumsy attempt to do so. Though they rowed heatedly over Hermione seeing Krum, their friendship only suffered slight strain.<ref name="GOF" /> Hermione's frustration over Ron's failure to realise and act on his feelings continued into their fifth year, as she commented that he had "the emotional range of a teaspoon". Ron was visibly affected when Hermione kissed him on the cheek before his first [[Quidditch]] game and irked that Hermione maintained a correspondence with Viktor Krum.<ref name="OTP" />
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In their fourth year, Ron and Hermione's romantic feelings for one another began to grow and become more obvious. Hermione was jealous of Ron's crush on [[Fleur Delacour]], the [[part-Veela]] champion from [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]], and Ron became jealous of [[Viktor Krum]], with whom Hermione attended the [[Yule Ball]] after Ron failed to ask
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Hermione in time and then offended her with his clumsy attempt to do so. Though they rowed heatedly over Hermione seeing Krum, their friendship only suffered slight strain.<ref name="GOF" /> Hermione's frustration over Ron's failure to realise and act on his feelings continued into their fifth year, as she commented that he had "''the emotional range of a teaspoon''". Ron was visibly affected when Hermione kissed him on the cheek before his first [[Quidditch]] game and irked that Hermione maintained a correspondence with Viktor Krum.<ref name="OTP" />
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[[File:Tumblr_m3kwi2wtXM1qfvbw2o9_r2_250.gif|frame|Ron and Hermione kiss in the Chamber of Secrets ]]
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Their sixth year would be a trying time for Ron and Hermione. When Hermione and Harry were invited to the [[Slug Club]], while [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] ignored Ron, Ron became resentful and jealous. He brightened up considerably after Hermione asked him to go to Slughorn's Christmas party with her. However, Ron had a row with [[Ginevra Weasley|his sister]] after catching her snogging [[Dean Thomas]], during which she revealed that Hermione had snogged [[Viktor Krum]] sometime during their fourth year. Ron started acting coldly towards Hermione, much to her bewilderment. In an attempt to boost Ron's confidence for an upcoming Quidditch match, Harry pretended to slip him some [[Felix Felicis]] in Ron's morning [[pumpkin juice]], giving Ron the desired placebo effect that kept his nerves from hindering his performance as a [[Keeper]]. Harry had managed to trick Hermione into thinking he had given Ron a drop of the [[Felix Felicis]] as well, and she berated both Harry and Ron for taking an unfair advantage in the game. Though Ron had initially believed the Felix was behind his flawless performance, when Harry revealed he had not actually slipped anything in Ron's drink, Ron accused Hermione of not having faith in his abilities and thenceforth started ignoring her completely.
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All this caused Ron to begin a shallow relationship with [[Lavender Brown]]. Hermione was hurt and furious, [[Avis|conjuring a flock of canaries]] to [[Oppugno|attack]] Ron, after which the two did not speak for months. Hermione even retaliated by attending the aforementioned Christmas party with [[Cormac McLaggen]], an older [[Gryffindor]] whom Ron despised, simply to annoy Ron. By this time, Ron was already growing tired of his relationship with the very clingy Lavender. When Ron was accidentally poisoned with mead on his birthday, Hermione forgot her anger in her worry for him, staying by his side until he recovered. Ron looked forward to these visits from her while pretending to be asleep whenever Lavender visited him. During one of Lavender's visits, Ron repeated Hermione's name in his sleep, causing her to become very silent. By the time Ron was allowed to leave the [[hospital wing]], he and Hermione were closer than ever, and the former's romance with Lavender ended quickly when Lavender saw Ron and Hermione coming down from the boys' dormitories together, while Harry was with them under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]]. At the end of the year, their mutual affection was visible when Ron gently comforted Hermione as she cried on his shoulder at Dumbledore's funeral.<ref name="HBP" /> Afterwards, the two grew much closer, though were only "''sort of''" together, according to Harry. They danced together at [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Fleur Delacour|Fleur]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]], where Ron also showed his continuing jealous dislike of Viktor Krum, who was a guest. During the hunt for the [[Horcrux]]es with Harry, Ron comforted Hermione several times by putting his arm around her, and the two were generally kinder to one another; Harry even suspected that they had fallen asleep in [[12 Grimmauld Place|Grimmauld Place]] holding hands after waking up and noticing that their hands were barely an inch away from each other.
   
Their sixth year would be a trying time for Ron and Hermione. When Hermione and Harry were invited to the [[Slug Club]], while [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] ignored Ron, Ron became resentful and jealous. He brightened up considerably after Hermione asked him to go to Slughorn's Christmas party with her. However, Ron had a row with [[Ginevra Weasley|his sister]] after catching her snogging [[Dean Thomas]], during which she revealed that Hermione had snogged [[Viktor Krum]] sometime during their fourth year. Ron started acting coldly towards Hermione, much to her bewilderment. In an attempt to boost Ron's confidence for an upcoming Quidditch match, Harry pretended to slip him some [[Felix Felicis]] in Ron's morning [[pumpkin juice]], giving Ron the desired placebo effect that kept his nerves from hindering his performance as a [[Keeper]]. Harry had managed to trick Hermione into thinking he had given Ron a drop of the [[Felix Felicis]] as well, and she berated both Harry and Ron for taking an unfair advantage in the game. Though Ron had initially believed the Felix was behind his flawless performance, when Harry revealed he hadn't actually slipped anything in Ron's drink, Ron accused Hermione of not having faith in his abilities and thenceforth started ignoring her completely.
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[[File:Tumblr_luvo6cY9NJ1qili3vo1_500.gif|thumb|left|240px|[[Hermione]] fell asleep hand-in-hand in [[12 Grimmauld Place]]]]
   
All this caused Ron to begin a shallow relationship with [[Lavender Brown]]. Hermione was hurt and furious, [[Avis|conjuring a flock of canaries]] to [[Oppugno|attack]] Ron, after which the two did not speak for months. Hermione even retaliated by attending the aforementioned Christmas party with [[Cormac McLaggen]], an older [[Gryffindor]] whom Ron despised, simply to annoy Ron. By this time, Ron was already growing tired of his relationship with the very clingy Lavender. When Ron was accidentally poisoned with mead on his birthday, Hermione forgot her anger in her worry for him, staying by his side until he recovered. Ron looked forward to these visits from her while pretending to be asleep whenever Lavender visited him. During one of Lavender's visits, Ron repeated Hermione's name in his sleep, causing her to become very silent. By the time Ron was allowed to leave the [[hospital wing]], he and Hermione were closer than ever, and the former's romance with Lavender ended quickly when Lavender saw Ron and Hermione coming down from the boys' dormitories together, while Harry was with them under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]]. At the end of the year, their mutual affection was visible when Ron gently comforted Hermione as she cried on his shoulder at Dumbledore's funeral.<ref name="HBP" />Afterwards, the two grew much closer, though were only "sort of" together, according to Harry. They danced together at [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Fleur Delacour|Fleur]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]], where Ron also showed his continuing jealous dislike of Viktor Krum, who was a guest. During the hunt for the [[Horcrux]]es with Harry, Ron comforted Hermione several times by putting his arm around her, and the two were generally kinder to one another; Harry even suspected that they had fallen asleep in [[12 Grimmauld Place|Grimmauld Place]] holding hands after waking up and noticing that their hands were barely an inch away from each other.[[File:Ron-Hermione-Hands.JPG|thumb|250px|[[Hermione]] fell asleep hand-in-hand in [[12 Grimmauld Place]].]] When [[Remus Lupin]] informed them of the Ministry's crack down on Muggle-borns, Ron offered to vouch for her by telling people that Hermione was his cousin, at which Hermione affectionately touched his hand and reminded him that they were on the run with the most wanted wizard in Britain. When Ron temporarily left his friends, Hermione cried over him for weeks; Ron was able to return by hearing Hermione's voice saying his name through his [[Deluminator]]. When Ron destroyed the [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|locket Horcrux]], it taunted him with visions of his greatest fears, one of which was Hermione preferring Harry to him. Hermione was initially furious with Ron for his abandonment, to the point of physically attacking him, though she eventually forgave him.
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When [[Remus Lupin]] informed them of the Ministry's crack down on Muggle-borns, Ron offered to vouch for her by telling people that Hermione was his cousin, at which Hermione affectionately touched his hand and reminded him that they were on the run with the most wanted wizard in Britain. When Ron temporarily left his friends, Hermione cried over him for weeks; Ron was able to return by hearing Hermione's voice saying his name through his [[Deluminator]]. When Ron destroyed the [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|locket Horcrux]], it taunted him with visions of his greatest fears, one of which was Hermione preferring Harry to him. Hermione was initially furious with Ron for his abandonment, to the point of physically attacking him, though she eventually forgave him.
   
 
Later on, when the trio was brought to [[Malfoy Manor]], [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] isolated Hermione for interrogation by the means of torture. Ron begged in vain to be taken in her stead, and after being thrown into the basement, Hermione's screams from above caused Ron to call her name in anguish, eventually reducing him to tears. During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Hermione was touched when Ron expressed concern for the castle's [[house-elf|house-elves]], for whom she had always been concerned, and initiated a kiss, to which Ron responded very enthusiastically.<ref name="DH" />
 
Later on, when the trio was brought to [[Malfoy Manor]], [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] isolated Hermione for interrogation by the means of torture. Ron begged in vain to be taken in her stead, and after being thrown into the basement, Hermione's screams from above caused Ron to call her name in anguish, eventually reducing him to tears. During the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Hermione was touched when Ron expressed concern for the castle's [[house-elf|house-elves]], for whom she had always been concerned, and initiated a kiss, to which Ron responded very enthusiastically.<ref name="DH" />
   
[[File:Hermoine_and_ron.png|thumb|Ron and Hermione embracing during the Battle of Hogwarts]]
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Sometime after the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]], Ron and Hermione married and had two children, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]].<ref name="EP" />
   
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{{Quote|Don't get too friendly with him, though, Rosie. Granddad Weasley would never forgive you if you married a pure-blood|Ron joking to daughter [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] about [[Scorpius Malfoy]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
Sometime after the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]], Ron and Hermione married and had two children, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo Weasl]][[Hugo Weasley|ey]]<ref name="EP" />.
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[[File:Rose_WeasleyDH2.png|thumb|150px|[[Rose]], his daughter]]
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After the Second Wizarding War, Ron and Hermione had two children, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]. As Rose was preparing to leave for her first year at Hogwarts in 2017, Ron jokingly told her that if she wasn't in [[Gryffindor]] he'd disinherit her. He also told her to beat [[Draco Malfoy]]'s son [[Scorpius Malfoy]] on their tests, and that he was grateful she had inherited her [[Hermione Granger|mother]]'s brains.
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Ron's daughter, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]], was close in age to Harry and Ginny's younger son, [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus]], while Ron's son, [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo,]] was close in age to Harry and Ginny's daughter, [[Lily Potter|Lily]], and they all appeared quite close.
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{{Quote|You interrupted them? You are ''so'' like Ron —|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] to her son [[James Potter II|James Sirius]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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After the [[Second Wizarding War]], Ron had many nieces and nephews through his siblings. Bill and Fleur had three children: [[Victoire Weasley|Victoire]], [[Dominique Weasley|Dominique]] and [[Louis Weasley|Louis]]. Percy and his wife, [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey,]] had two daughters, [[Molly Weasley II|Molly]] (after Ron's [[Molly Weasley|mother]]) and [[Lucy Weasley|Lucy]]. George and [[Angelina Johnson|Angelina]] had two children, a son named [[Fred Weasley II|Fred]] (after Ron's [[Fred Weasley|older brother]]) and a daughter named [[Roxanne Weasley|Roxanne]]. Ginny also married [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and had three children, [[James Potter II|James]] (to whom Ron was godfather), [[Albus Potter|Albus]], and [[Lily Potter|Lily]].
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{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|There she was, just walking by... you know how I like it when they walk... I couldn't help it... it just sort of slipped out!|Ginny|Actually, he sort of screamed at her. It was a bit frightening.|Ron's humiliating attempt to ask Fleur to the Yule Ball|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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[[File:FLEUR1.jpg|thumb|left|145px|Fleur, his sister-in-law]]
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[[Fleur Delacour]] was a very beautiful, [[France|French]], [[Half-Veela|part-Veela]] [[Wizards|witch]]. Ron developed a crush on her when he met her in 1994, during the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. He asked her to go with him to the [[Yule Ball]], but she refused. However, after the [[Triwizard Tournament#The Second Task|the second task]] in the Tournament, when Harry "saved" Fleur's younger sister, [[Gabrielle Delacour|Gabrielle]] from [[Lake|the Black Lake]], Fleur treated both Harry and Ron (whom she believed helped Harry save Gabrielle) much more warmly. Following the death of [[Cedric Diggory]] and the end of the Tournament, Fleur kissed Ron and Harry and said goodbye to them before she left. After the Tournament, Fleur started dating Ron's brother, [[William Weasley|Bill]]. Bill sent her to live with his family for a few days, so that she could become more familiar with them. Ron told Harry that it was difficult to get used to her visiting when she kept appearing suddenly, leaving Ron in a sort-of trance.
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Fleur eventually married Bill, and they lived at their own house, [[Shell Cottage]]. While Ron was looking for [[Horcrux]]es, he abandoned Harry and Hermione temporarily after they fought and spent that time at Shell Cottage with Bill and Fleur. Ron went to Shell Cottage again, after the [[Battle of Malfoy Manor]], and Fleur cared for him and his friends like a mother.
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===Neville Longbottom===
 
===Neville Longbottom===
{{Quote|No, you're not. [[Hermione Granger|You]] just said that to get rid of [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]].|Ron Weasley|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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{{Quote|No, you're not. [[Hermione Granger|You]] just said that to get rid of Neville.|Ron Weasley|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
[[File:Neville Longbottom showed his interest in Herbology.jpg|thumb|left|Neville Longbottom]]
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[[File:NevilleHBP.jpg|thumb|140px|Neville Longbottom, a good friend]]
 
[[Neville Longbottom]] became Ron's room mate in their first year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. Neville was shy and nervous, and regularly found himself being bullied by [[Slytherin]] students, like [[Draco Malfoy]]. Ron encouraged Neville to be more confident and to stand up for himself, and the two became close friends. Both Ron and Neville became members of [[Dumbledore's Army]] in [[1995]], and fought together in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] in [[1996]], and the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] in [[1997]].
 
[[Neville Longbottom]] became Ron's room mate in their first year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. Neville was shy and nervous, and regularly found himself being bullied by [[Slytherin]] students, like [[Draco Malfoy]]. Ron encouraged Neville to be more confident and to stand up for himself, and the two became close friends. Both Ron and Neville became members of [[Dumbledore's Army]] in [[1995]], and fought together in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] in [[1996]], and the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] in [[1997]].
   
Ron was shocked when he learned that Neville's parents were patients at [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]], having been tortured to the point of insanity by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange]], and sympathized with his friend.
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Ron was shocked when he learned that Neville's parents were patients at [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]], having been tortured to the point of insanity by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange]], and sympathised with his friend.
   
 
While Ron, Harry and Hermione left Hogwarts to find Voldemort's [[horcrux]]es, Neville led [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Luna Lovegood]] and several other students in reviving Dumbledore's Army and maintaining a steady opposition against the new Headmaster [[Severus Snape]] and professors [[Amycus Carrow|Amycus]] and [[Alecto Carrow]]. Neville was adamant that the rest of the DA be included in whatever Ron, Harry and Hermione were doing to bring down [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], and he fought together with them in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], ultimately beheading Nagini with the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] and destroying the last remaining horcrux. Together, Ron and Neville took down [[Fenrir Greyback]].
 
While Ron, Harry and Hermione left Hogwarts to find Voldemort's [[horcrux]]es, Neville led [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Luna Lovegood]] and several other students in reviving Dumbledore's Army and maintaining a steady opposition against the new Headmaster [[Severus Snape]] and professors [[Amycus Carrow|Amycus]] and [[Alecto Carrow]]. Neville was adamant that the rest of the DA be included in whatever Ron, Harry and Hermione were doing to bring down [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], and he fought together with them in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], ultimately beheading Nagini with the [[Sword of Gryffindor]] and destroying the last remaining horcrux. Together, Ron and Neville took down [[Fenrir Greyback]].
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===Draco Malfoy===
 
===Draco Malfoy===
[[File:Draco Mafloy Half-Blood Prince.JPG|thumb|right|150px|[[Draco Malfoy]].]]
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{{Quote|Think my name’s funny, do you? No need to ask who ''you'' are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford.|Draco Malfoy upon first meeting Ron|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
{{Quote|Think my name’s funny, do you? No need to ask who ''you'' are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford.|[[Draco Malfoy]] upon first meeting Ron|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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Ron and his [[Weasley family|family]] were looked down upon by the [[Malfoy family]] for their lack of wealth and “[[blood traitor]]” status. Upon meeting Ron on the [[Hogwarts Express]] at the beginning of their first year, [[Draco Malfoy]] immediately expressed his disdain for the Weasleys. He was further irritated when Harry turned down his offer of friendship in favour of Ron’s.<ref name="PS" /> Like their fathers, [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Lucius Malfoy]], Ron and Draco despised each other and frequently exchanged insults.
 
Ron and his [[Weasley family|family]] were looked down upon by the [[Malfoy family]] for their lack of wealth and “[[blood traitor]]” status. Upon meeting Ron on the [[Hogwarts Express]] at the beginning of their first year, [[Draco Malfoy]] immediately expressed his disdain for the Weasleys. He was further irritated when Harry turned down his offer of friendship in favour of Ron’s.<ref name="PS" /> Like their fathers, [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Lucius Malfoy]], Ron and Draco despised each other and frequently exchanged insults.
   
In their [[1992|second year]], Ron tried to [[Slug-Vomiting Charm|hex]] Draco to vomit slugs after he called Hermione a “filthy little [[Mudblood]]”, but the charm backfired due to a broken wand. He also attempted to physically attack him after Draco expressed a wish that Hermione was killed rather than [[petrification|petrified]] during the [[Chamber of Secrets]] affair.<ref name="CS" /> In their [[1994|fourth year]], Ron was immensely amused when [[Alastor Moody]] ( [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] in disguise) [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] Draco into a [[ferret]]. The [[1995|following year]], Draco invented the song ''[[Weasley is Our King]]'' to demean Ron’s abilities as a [[Keeper]] for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]<ref name="OTP" />. After he, Harry, and Hermione saved Draco and [[Gregory Goyle]] from the [[Room of Requirement]], Ron punched Draco in the face and called him a “two-faced bastard” upon seeing him with a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]].
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In their [[1992|second year]], Ron tried to [[Slug-Vomiting Charm|hex]] Draco to vomit slugs after he called Hermione a “''filthy little [[Mudblood]]''”, but the charm backfired due to a broken wand. He also attempted to physically attack him after Draco expressed a wish that Hermione was killed rather than [[petrification|petrified]] during the [[Chamber of Secrets]] affair.<ref name="CS" /> In their [[1994|fourth year]], Ron was immensely amused when [[Alastor Moody]] ( [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] in disguise) [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] Draco into a [[ferret]]. The [[1995|following year]], Draco invented the song ''[[Weasley is Our King]]'' to demean Ron’s abilities as a [[Keeper]] for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]].<ref name="OTP" /> After he, Harry, and Hermione saved Draco and [[Gregory Goyle]] from the [[Room of Requirement]], Ron punched Draco in the face and called him a “''two-faced bastard''” upon seeing him with a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]].
   
 
By [[2017]], Ron and his friends’ enmity with Draco had faded, though none of them were near friends. Ron discouraged his daughter [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] from becoming "too friendly" with Draco’s son [[Scorpius Malfoy|Scorpius]].<ref name="DH" />
 
By [[2017]], Ron and his friends’ enmity with Draco had faded, though none of them were near friends. Ron discouraged his daughter [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] from becoming "too friendly" with Draco’s son [[Scorpius Malfoy|Scorpius]].<ref name="DH" />
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===Luna Lovegood===
 
===Luna Lovegood===
 
{{Quote|You know, she's grown on me, Luna. I know she's insane, but it's in a good way.|Ron on Luna during his sixth year.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|You know, she's grown on me, Luna. I know she's insane, but it's in a good way.|Ron on Luna during his sixth year.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
[[File:Luna.jpg|thumb|left|180px|[[Luna Lovegood]].]]
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Ron met [[Luna Lovegood]] in [[1995]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]], and found her very odd. She found him very funny, but Ron suspected she was making fun of him when she laughed uproariously at a joke he made. After getting to know her better through [[Dumbledore's Army]], Ron gradually became fonder of Luna, especially after she was one of the only D.A. members to come to the trio’s assistance when they ventured to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and a [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]] ensued, during which Luna protected a [[Confundus Charm|cursed]] Ron and his injured [[Ginevra Weasley|sister]].<ref name="OTP" /> Ron was very amused when Luna commentated on a [[Quidditch]] match the [[1997|following year]], and when she danced by herself at the wedding of his older brother [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]. He thought highly of her bravery, but still teased her on occasion, regardless the two remained close friends in their adulthood.<ref name="DH" />
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[[File:Lunanewhbp.jpg|thumb|140px|Luna Lovegood, a good friend]]
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Ron met [[Luna Lovegood]] in [[1995]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]], and found her very odd. She found him very funny, but Ron suspected she was making fun of him when she laughed uproariously at a joke he made. After getting to know her better through [[Dumbledore's Army]], Ron gradually became fonder of Luna, especially after she was one of the only D.A. members to come to the trio’s assistance when they ventured to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and a [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]] ensued, during which Luna protected a [[Confundus Charm|cursed]] Ron and his injured [[Ginevra Weasley|sister]].<ref name="OTP" />
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===Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas===
 
===Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Seamus|Do you believe the rubbish he's come out with about [[Tom Riddle|You-Know-Who]]?|Ron|Yeah, I do.|Ron sticking up for [[Harry Potter|Harry]] against his friend, Seamus|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Seamus|Do you believe the rubbish he's come out with about [[Tom Riddle|You-Know-Who]]?|Ron|Yeah, I do.|Ron sticking up for [[Harry Potter|Harry]] against his friend, Seamus|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
[[File:Seamusgof.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Seamus, Dean, and Neville.]]
 
In addition to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]], Ron’s room mates at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] were [[Dean Thomas]] and [[Seamus Finnigan]]. Although he was not as close to them as he was to Harry, Ron was nevertheless friendly with both of them. When he and Harry had a falling out over the [[Goblet of Fire]] drawing Harry’s name, Ron spent a lot of time with Seamus and Dean<ref name="GOF" />.
 
   
Ron stood up for Harry against Seamus when he and Harry argued about [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s return. Also, when Dean began dating his [[Ginevra Weasley|younger sister]] in [[1996]], Ron became irritated with him, especially after catching the two snogging<ref name="HBP" />, though they seemed to have put the matter behind them completely by the time Ron, Harry and Hermione met Dean again in [[1998]].
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In addition to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]], Ron’s room mates at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] were [[Dean Thomas]] and [[Seamus Finnigan]]. Although he was not as close to them as he was to Harry, Ron was nevertheless friendly with both of them. When he and Harry had a falling out over the [[Goblet of Fire]] drawing Harry’s name, Ron spent a lot of time with Seamus and Dean.<ref name="GOF" />
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Seamus and Dean were also members of [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Dean, like Ron, Harry and Hermione, left Hogwarts in [[1997]], because it was supposed that he was a [[Muggle-born]]. He was caught by a group of [[Snatchers]], led by [[Fenrir Greyback]], along with Ron, Harry and Hermione. They escaped from [[Malfoy Manor]], where they had gone, and lived for a few days at [[Shell Cottage]].
 
Seamus and Dean were also members of [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Dean, like Ron, Harry and Hermione, left Hogwarts in [[1997]], because it was supposed that he was a [[Muggle-born]]. He was caught by a group of [[Snatchers]], led by [[Fenrir Greyback]], along with Ron, Harry and Hermione. They escaped from [[Malfoy Manor]], where they had gone, and lived for a few days at [[Shell Cottage]].
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===Scabbers/Peter Pettigrew===
 
===Scabbers/Peter Pettigrew===
 
{{Quote|I let you sleep in my bed!|Ron disgusted at Peter Pettigrew|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|I let you sleep in my bed!|Ron disgusted at Peter Pettigrew|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
[[File:Peter.jpg|thumb|right|Peter Pettigrew]]
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Scabbers was an unusually old and scraggly-looking rat that originally belonged to [[Percy Weasley]], but was passed down to Ron when Percy was given [[Hermes]]. At first, Ron showed little outward affection for Scabbers, as the rat was uninteresting and one of Ron's many hand-me-downs. However, Ron later demonstrated that he genuinely cared for the rat; he was so devastated when Scabbers disappeared during the [[1993–1994 school year]] that he nearly ended his friendship with [[Hermione Granger|Hermione Granger,]] believing her cat, [[Crookshanks]], had eaten Scabbers. Ron was clearly overjoyed when they later discovered Scabbers hiding in [[Rubeus Hagrid's cabin]]. When [[Sirius Black]] and [[Remus Lupin]] revealed that Scabbers was actually an [[Animagus]] named [[Peter Pettigrew]], Ron refused to believe it until they forced the rat to transform back into his human form. Ron took this revelation as a personal insult, and refused to listen to Pettigrew's pleas for mercy.
 
Scabbers was an unusually old and scraggly-looking rat that originally belonged to [[Percy Weasley]], but was passed down to Ron when Percy was given [[Hermes]]. At first, Ron showed little outward affection for Scabbers, as the rat was uninteresting and one of Ron's many hand-me-downs. However, Ron later demonstrated that he genuinely cared for the rat; he was so devastated when Scabbers disappeared during the [[1993–1994 school year]] that he nearly ended his friendship with [[Hermione Granger|Hermione Granger,]] believing her cat, [[Crookshanks]], had eaten Scabbers. Ron was clearly overjoyed when they later discovered Scabbers hiding in [[Rubeus Hagrid's cabin]]. When [[Sirius Black]] and [[Remus Lupin]] revealed that Scabbers was actually an [[Animagus]] named [[Peter Pettigrew]], Ron refused to believe it until they forced the rat to transform back into his human form. Ron took this revelation as a personal insult, and refused to listen to Pettigrew's pleas for mercy.
   
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===Rubeus Hagrid===
 
===Rubeus Hagrid===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Look, Hagrid is our friend, so why don't we just go and ask him?|Ron|That will be a cheerful visit. "Hello Hagrid. Tell us, have you sent anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?"|Ron and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] on whether to ask Hagrid about the monster in the [[Chamber of Secrets]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Look, Hagrid is our friend, so why don't we just go and ask him?|Ron|That will be a cheerful visit. "Hello Hagrid. Tell us, have you sent anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?"|Ron and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] on whether to ask Hagrid about the monster in the [[Chamber of Secrets]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
[[File:Rubeus Hagrid OOTP.jpg|thumb|right|Rubeus Hagrid]]
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[[File:Rubeus_hagrid.PNG|thumb|left|125px|Rubeus Hagrid, his teacher and friend ]]
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Ron first met [[Rubeus Hagrid]], the [[Keeper of Keys and Grounds|gamekeeper]] for [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], during his first year at the school in [[1991]]. Hagrid was very fond of Harry, Ron and Hermione, regularly inviting them to his hut for tea. Though all three returned Hagrid's affections, Ron was openly incredulous of Hagrid's [[love]] of dangerous [[creature]]s, and was furious with Hagrid after his pet [[Acromantula]], [[Aragog]], and Aragog's family tried to eat him and Harry. During Ron's fourth year, it was revealed to the [[wizarding world]] that Hagrid was a [[half-giant]], and Hagrid consequently received a good deal of hate mail, which led to his self-imposed seclusion within his hut. Through the efforts of Ron, Harry, Hermione and [[Albus Dumbledore]], Hagrid became convinced that people still loved him and wanted him around.
 
Ron first met [[Rubeus Hagrid]], the [[Keeper of Keys and Grounds|gamekeeper]] for [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], during his first year at the school in [[1991]]. Hagrid was very fond of Harry, Ron and Hermione, regularly inviting them to his hut for tea. Though all three returned Hagrid's affections, Ron was openly incredulous of Hagrid's [[love]] of dangerous [[creature]]s, and was furious with Hagrid after his pet [[Acromantula]], [[Aragog]], and Aragog's family tried to eat him and Harry. During Ron's fourth year, it was revealed to the [[wizarding world]] that Hagrid was a [[half-giant]], and Hagrid consequently received a good deal of hate mail, which led to his self-imposed seclusion within his hut. Through the efforts of Ron, Harry, Hermione and [[Albus Dumbledore]], Hagrid became convinced that people still loved him and wanted him around.
   
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===Remus Lupin===
 
===Remus Lupin===
[[File:Lupin-class.jpg|thumb|left|Remus Lupin]]
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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Harry! How could you?|Ron|You shouldn't have said that stuff to Lupin.|Hermione and Ron after Harry yells at Remus for leaving his wife.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Harry! How could you?|Ron|You shouldn't have said that stuff to Lupin.|Hermione and Ron after Harry yells at Remus for leaving his wife.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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[[File:Remus_Lupin_Deathly_Hallows_promo_image.jpg|thumb|145px|Remus Lupin, previous Defence Against the Dark Arts professor]]
   
 
Ron was among the students who were very impressed by [[Remus Lupin]]'s teaching when he was professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], during Ron's third year at Hogwarts. Though Ron was initially afraid when he learned Lupin was a [[werewolf]], he quickly realised that being a werewolf didn't change who Lupin was in human form, and the issue never came between them. In [[1997]], when Harry fought with Remus for attempting to temporarily leave his pregnant [[Nymphadora Tonks|wife]] to aid Harry, Ron, and Hermione in their mission, Ron expressed his disappointment in the way Harry handled the situation, despite agreeing with the point Harry was trying to make.
 
Ron was among the students who were very impressed by [[Remus Lupin]]'s teaching when he was professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], during Ron's third year at Hogwarts. Though Ron was initially afraid when he learned Lupin was a [[werewolf]], he quickly realised that being a werewolf didn't change who Lupin was in human form, and the issue never came between them. In [[1997]], when Harry fought with Remus for attempting to temporarily leave his pregnant [[Nymphadora Tonks|wife]] to aid Harry, Ron, and Hermione in their mission, Ron expressed his disappointment in the way Harry handled the situation, despite agreeing with the point Harry was trying to make.
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===Sirius Black===
 
===Sirius Black===
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|But they'll catch Black, won't they? I mean, everyone's looking for him.|Ron| Sure. Except no one's ever broken out of Azkaban before... and he's a murderous raving lunatic.|Ron about [[Sirius Black]] after he escaped from prison|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|But they'll catch Black, won't they? I mean, everyone's looking for him.|Ron|Sure. Except no one's ever broken out of Azkaban before... and he's a murderous raving lunatic.|Ron about Sirius Black after he escaped from prison|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
[[File:Sirius Black Profile.JPG|thumb|right|150px|Sirius Black]]
 
Ron first learned about [[Sirius Black]] in [[1993]], when the latter became the first wizard to escape from [[Azkaban]], and was believed to be planning to track down and kill Harry at Hogwarts. As it turned out, Sirius was actually after Ron's pet rat, who was actually the [[Animagus]] [[Peter Pettigrew]] in disguise. At the end of their third year, Ron, Harry and Hermione learned that Sirius was not only innocent of the crime of betraying [[Lily Evans|Lily]] and [[James Potter I]] to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], but that he was, in fact, Harry's godfather. After revealing Pettigrew's true form, Sirius felt responsible for Ron's loss of "Scabbers," and gave him [[Pigwidgeon|an owl]] as replacement. During their fourth year, Ron, along with Harry and Hermione, provided food for Sirius, who was hiding in a cave outside of Hogsmeade.
 
   
During the [[Second Wizarding War]], Ron and Sirius bonded during their time cooped up at [[12 Grimmauld Place]], and Ron defended Sirius against all of Hermione's critical remarks about Sirius' selfish treatment of Harry as a friend rather than a godson, as well as her belief that Sirius was trying to live vicariously through Harry, Ron, and herself.
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[[File:Sirius_Black_Profile.JPG|thumb|left|145px|Sirius Black]] Ron first learned about [[Sirius Black]] in [[1993]], when the latter became the first wizard to escape from [[Azkaban]], and was believed to be planning to track down and kill Harry at Hogwarts. As it turned out, Sirius was actually after Ron's pet rat, who was actually the [[Animagus]] [[Peter Pettigrew]] in disguise. At the end of their third year, Ron, Harry and Hermione learned that Sirius was not only innocent of the crime of betraying [[Lily Evans|Lily]] and [[James Potter I]] to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], but that he was, in fact, Harry's godfather. After revealing Pettigrew's true form, Sirius felt responsible for Ron's loss of "''Scabbers''," and gave him [[Pigwidgeon|an owl]] as replacement. During their fourth year, Ron, along with Harry and Hermione, provided food for Sirius, who was hiding in a cave outside of Hogsmeade.
   
===Fleur Delacour===
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During the [[Second Wizarding War]], Ron and Sirius bonded during their time cooped up at [[12 Grimmauld Place]], and Ron defended Sirius against all of Hermione's critical remarks about Sirius' selfish treatment of Harry as a friend rather than a godson, as well as her belief that Sirius was trying to live vicariously through Harry, Ron, and herself.
{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|There she was, just walking by... you know how I like it when they walk... I couldn't help it... it just sort of slipped out!|Ginny|Actually, he sort of screamed at her. It was a bit frightening.|Ron's humiliating attempt to ask Fleur to the Yule Ball|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
[[File:Fleurgof.jpg|thumb|left|115px|Fleur Delacour, his sister-in-law.]]
 
[[Fleur Delacour]] was a very beautiful, [[France|French]], [[Half-Veela|part-Veela]] [[Wizards|witch]]. Ron developed a crush on her when he met her in 1994, during the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. He asked her to go with him to the [[Yule Ball]], but she refused. However, after the [http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Second_Task#The_Second_Task the second task] in the Tournament, when Harry "saved" Fleur's younger sister, [[Gabrielle Delacour|Gabrielle]] from [[Lake|the Black Lake]], Fleur treated both Harry and Ron (whom she believed helped Harry save Gabrielle) much more warmly. Following the death of [[Cedric Diggory]] and the end of the Tournament, Fleur kissed Ron and Harry and said goodbye to them before she left. After the Tournament, Fleur started dating Ron's brother, [[William Weasley|Bill]]. Bill sent her to live with his family for a few days, so that she could become more familiar with them. Ron told Harry that it was difficult to get used to her visiting when she kept appearing suddenly, leaving Ron in a sort-of trance.
 
 
Fleur eventually married Bill, and they lived at their own house, [[Shell Cottage]]. While Ron was looking for [[Horcrux]]es, he abandoned Harry and Hermione temporarily after they fought and spent that time at Shell Cottage with Bill and Fleur. Ron went to Shell Cottage again, after the [[Battle of Malfoy Manor]], and Fleur cared for him and his friends like a mother.
 
 
Eventually, Ron and Fleur fought alongside each other and survived the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
   
 
===Minerva McGonagall===
 
===Minerva McGonagall===
{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|[McGonagall Transforms] That was bloody brilliant!|McGonagall|Thank you for that assessment, Mr. Weasley. Perhaps it would be more useful if I were to transfigure Mr Potter and yourself into a pocket watch. That way, one of you might be on time.|Ron and Professor McGonagall in Transfiguration class.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|[McGonagall Transforms] That was bloody brilliant!|McGonagall|Thank you for that assessment, Mr Weasley. Perhaps it would be more useful if I were to transfigure Mr Potter and yourself into a pocket watch. That way, one of you might be on time.|Ron and Professor McGonagall in Transfiguration class.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
[[File:Minervadrawingwand.jpg|thumb|right|Professor McGonagall]]
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[[File:600full-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-photo.jpg|thumb|142px|Minerva McGonagall, his head of house and teacher ]]
 
[[Minerva McGonagall]] was the [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]] Professor and [[Gryffindor]] [[Head of House]] during Ron's time at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. She was very strict, and regularly reprimanded Ron, Harry and Hermione for the many instances they ended up bending or outright breaking school rules. However, she was just and impartial as a disciplinarian, and always acted in the best interest of all Hogwarts students, often showing lenience and understanding where it was deserved. She clearly cared about Ron, as she cared about all of her students, and Ron fought alongside McGonagall during the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], both surviving the [[Second Wizarding War]].
 
[[Minerva McGonagall]] was the [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]] Professor and [[Gryffindor]] [[Head of House]] during Ron's time at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. She was very strict, and regularly reprimanded Ron, Harry and Hermione for the many instances they ended up bending or outright breaking school rules. However, she was just and impartial as a disciplinarian, and always acted in the best interest of all Hogwarts students, often showing lenience and understanding where it was deserved. She clearly cared about Ron, as she cared about all of her students, and Ron fought alongside McGonagall during the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], both surviving the [[Second Wizarding War]].
   
 
===Nymphadora Tonks===
 
===Nymphadora Tonks===
{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|Listen, no bloke in his right mind's going to fancy Tonks when Fleur's around. I mean, Tonks is okay-looking when she isn't doing stupid things to her hair and her nose, but...|Ginny|She's a damn sight nicer than [[Fleur Delacour|Phlegm]]!|Ron and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] comparing Tonks and Fleur|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|Listen, no bloke in his right mind's going to fancy Tonks when Fleur's around. I mean, Tonks is okay-looking when she isn't doing stupid things to her hair and her nose, but ''[...]'' |Ginny|She's a damn sight nicer than [[Fleur Delacour|Phlegm]]!|Ron and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] comparing Tonks and Fleur|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
[[File:Tonks1.jpg|thumb|left|Nymphadora Tonks]]
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[[File:Nymphadora Tonks Deathly Hallows promotional image.jpg|left|thumb|191x191px|Nyphadora Tonks. his friend]]
 
[[Nymphadora Tonks]] was a young [[Wizards|witch]], a [[metamorphmagus]], and an [[Auror]]. Ron met Tonks in [[1995]], when both became members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Ron generally liked Tonks and found her amusing, despite at one point comparing her looks unfavourably to Fleur Delacour's.
 
[[Nymphadora Tonks]] was a young [[Wizards|witch]], a [[metamorphmagus]], and an [[Auror]]. Ron met Tonks in [[1995]], when both became members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Ron generally liked Tonks and found her amusing, despite at one point comparing her looks unfavourably to Fleur Delacour's.
   
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===Severus Snape===
 
===Severus Snape===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|How many times have you suspected Snape, and when have you ever been right? Dumbledore trusts him, he works for the Order, that ought to be enough.|Ron|He used to be a Death Eater. And we've never seen proof that he really swapped sides.|Ron's mistrust towards [[Severus Snape|Snape]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|How many times have you suspected Snape, and when have you ever been right? Dumbledore trusts him, he works for the Order, that ought to be enough.|Ron|He used to be a Death Eater. And we've never seen proof that he really swapped sides.|Ron's mistrust towards [[Severus Snape|Snape]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
[[File:100px-Severus_Snape.jpg|thumb|[[Severus Snape]]]]
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[[File:Severus_Snape_Profile.JPG|thumb|142px|Severus Snape, his teacher]]
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[[Severus Snape]] was the [[Potions master]] and [[Head of Slytherin House]] during Ron's time at Hogwarts. He made no attempt to hide his preference for his own House, nor his disdain for the [[Gryffindor]] students, and showed particular dislike for both Ron and Hermione as Harry's best friends. Ron believed that Snape, who was a former Death Eater, had never truly joined their side, and that he was still working as a double agent for Voldemort. During his fifth year, Ron suggested that Snape was trying to open Harry's mind to Voldemort rather than close it during Harry's [[Occlumency]] lessons.
 
[[Severus Snape]] was the [[Potions master]] and [[Head of Slytherin House]] during Ron's time at Hogwarts. He made no attempt to hide his preference for his own House, nor his disdain for the [[Gryffindor]] students, and showed particular dislike for both Ron and Hermione as Harry's best friends. Ron believed that Snape, who was a former Death Eater, had never truly joined their side, and that he was still working as a double agent for Voldemort. During his fifth year, Ron suggested that Snape was trying to open Harry's mind to Voldemort rather than close it during Harry's [[Occlumency]] lessons.
   
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===Albus Dumbledore===
 
===Albus Dumbledore===
{{Quote|Yeah, Dumbledore's off his rocker all right!|Ron's own unique compliment of [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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{{Quote|Yeah, Dumbledore's off his rocker all right!|Ron's own unique compliment of Dumbledore|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
[[File:DumbledoreCropped.JPG|thumb|left|[[Dumbledore]]]]
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[[File:Albus_Dumbledore_HBP.jpg|thumb|left|135px|Albus Dumbledore, his headmaster]]
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Ron was raised within the [[wizarding world]], and knew of [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] headmaster and probably the greatest wizard of the time, since childhood. Ron met Dumbledore when he first attended Hogwarts in [[1991]]. Although Ron never spent much, if any, one-on-one time with Dumbledore, it was clear that Dumbledore trusted Ron, along with Hermione, and valued their individual skills. He felt Ron and Hermione could be trusted to aid Harry in his mission to destroy Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es, the existence of which was a secret of vital importance unknown to a living a soul aside from the trio, Dumbledore, and Voldemort himself.
 
Ron was raised within the [[wizarding world]], and knew of [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] headmaster and probably the greatest wizard of the time, since childhood. Ron met Dumbledore when he first attended Hogwarts in [[1991]]. Although Ron never spent much, if any, one-on-one time with Dumbledore, it was clear that Dumbledore trusted Ron, along with Hermione, and valued their individual skills. He felt Ron and Hermione could be trusted to aid Harry in his mission to destroy Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es, the existence of which was a secret of vital importance unknown to a living a soul aside from the trio, Dumbledore, and Voldemort himself.
   
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===Lavender Brown===
 
===Lavender Brown===
[[File:Lavender Brown and Ron Weasley 02.jpg|thumb|right|220px|[[Lavender Brown]] and Ron in [[1996]].]]
 
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Ron|I love you, Hermione.|Hermione|Don't let Lavender hear you saying that.|I won't. Or maybe I will...then she'll ditch me...|Ron and Hermione|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Ron|I love you, Hermione.|Hermione|Don't let Lavender hear you saying that.|I won't. Or maybe I will...then she'll ditch me...|Ron and Hermione|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
[[Lavender Brown]], a [[Gryffindor]] in Ron's year, developed a crush on him when they entered their [[1996|sixth year]]. At first, Ron seemed vaguely flattered, but not particularly interested in Lavender's flirtatious behaviour. However, after becoming angry with Hermione and being taunted by Ginny over his lack of romantic experience, Ron began an exhibitionist relationship with Lavender. The couple was frequently seen snogging in public, much to the disgust of a jealous and hurt Hermione as well as Ginny, who considered him a "filthy hypocrite" because he insulted her for being caught kissing [[Dean Thomas|her boyfriend]] earlier in the year. Lavender threw herself into the relationship almost obsessively, alarming even her best friend, [[Parvati Patil]]. Lavender called Ron by the annoying nickname of "Won-Won", pressed Harry for details of Ron's feelings for her, and gave him a [[Ronald Weasley's sweetheart necklace|necklace]] with the words 'my sweetheart' for [[Christmas]]. Ron found these traits irritating, and admitted to Harry that the relationship consisted of little talking and mostly snogging.
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[[File:Lavender-Brown_1997.jpg|thumb|145px|[[Lavender Brown]], his ex-girlfriend]]
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[[Lavender Brown]], a [[Gryffindor]] in Ron's year, developed a crush on him when they entered their [[1996|sixth year]]. At first, Ron seemed vaguely flattered, but not particularly interested in Lavender's flirtatious behaviour. However, after becoming angry with Hermione and being taunted by Ginny over his lack of romantic experience, Ron began an exhibitionist relationship with Lavender. The couple was frequently seen snogging in public, much to the disgust of a jealous and hurt Hermione as well as Ginny, who considered him a "''filthy hypocrite''" because he insulted her for being caught kissing [[Dean Thomas|her boyfriend]] earlier in the year. Lavender threw herself into the relationship almost obsessively, alarming even her best friend, [[Parvati Patil]]. Lavender called Ron by the annoying nickname of "Won-Won", pressed Harry for details of Ron's feelings for her, and gave him a [[Ronald Weasley's sweetheart necklace|necklace]] with the words 'my sweetheart' for [[Christmas]]. Ron found these traits irritating, and admitted to Harry that the relationship consisted of little talking and mostly snogging.
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By his [[1 March|birthday]], Ron was unhappy in the relationship; he feigned sleep whenever Lavender visited him in the infirmary after his poisoning and said Hermione's name in his sleep. He was spared the task of breaking up with Lavender when she became suspicious that something was going on between him and Hermione, and ended the romance. Ron was happy to see things finished, though he felt guilty for it, but Lavender was upset for some time afterwards. It is unknown how Ron reacted to Lavender's death in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
By his [[1 March|birthday]], Ron was unhappy in the relationship; he feigned sleep whenever Lavender visited him in the infirmary after his poisoning and said Hermione's name in his sleep. He was spared the task of breaking up with Lavender when she became suspicious that something was going on between him and Hermione, and ended the romance. Ron was happy to see things finished, though he felt guilty for it, but Lavender was upset for some time afterwards. It is unknown how Ron reacted to Lavender's death in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
   
 
===Viktor Krum===
 
===Viktor Krum===
{{Quote|Hasn't he asked you to call him Vicky yet?|Ron jealously mocking [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s relationship with [[Victor Krum]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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{{Quote|Hasn't he asked you to call him Vicky yet?|Ron jealously mocking [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s relationship with Victor Krum|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
[[File:Krum 002.jpg|thumb|100px|left|[[Viktor Krum]].]]
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Ron was a huge fan of [[Viktor Krum]], [[Seeker]] for the [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team]], enthusiastic to the point of purchasing a miniature Krum figurine at the [[Quidditch World Cup]] and bringing it with him to school. However, his feelings changed markedly when Krum began seeing [[Hermione Granger]] and the two attended the [[Yule Ball]] together in [[1994]]. Despite his jealousy, Ron asked Krum for his autograph following the end of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], much to Krum's surprise and Hermione's amusement. During Ron's sixth year, he discovered that Hermione had "snogged" Krum in the course of their brief romance, which caused Ron's jealousy of Krum to resurge. He expressed these feelings in [[1997]], at Bill and Fleur's wedding, when Krum's appearance as a guest inspired Ron to whisk Hermione away to dance.
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[[File:Krum_002.jpg|thumb|130px|[[Viktor Krum]]]]
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Ron was a huge fan of [[Viktor Krum]], as he was the [[Seeker]] for the [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team]], enthusiastic to the point of purchasing a miniature Krum figurine at the [[Quidditch World Cup]] and bringing it with him to school. However, his feelings changed markedly when Krum began seeing [[Hermione Granger]] and the two attended the [[Yule Ball]] together in [[1994]]. Despite his jealousy, Ron asked Krum for his autograph following the end of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], much to Krum's surprise and Hermione's amusement. During Ron's sixth year, he discovered that Hermione had "snogged" Krum in the course of their brief romance, which caused Ron's jealousy of Krum to resurge. He expressed these feelings in [[1997]], at Bill and Fleur's wedding, when Krum's appearance as a guest inspired Ron to whisk Hermione away to dance.
   
 
===Pigwidgeon===
 
===Pigwidgeon===
 
{{Quote|I've got to keep him up here because he annoys Errol and Hermes. He annoys me too, come to that.|Ron about his pet owl|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|I've got to keep him up here because he annoys Errol and Hermes. He annoys me too, come to that.|Ron about his pet owl|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
[[File:Ron-and-his-owl.jpg|thumb|right|120px|Ron and [[Pigwidgeon]].]]
 
   
[[Pigwidgeon]] became Ron's [[Owl|owl]] in [[1994]]. He was given to Ron by [[Sirius Black]], as Sirius felt partially responsible for the loss of Ron's pet rat, who turned out to be the [[Animagus]] and [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]], [[Peter Pettigrew]], in disguise. Pig, as Ron preferred to call him, was tiny and hyperactive. Ron stated that Pig annoyed the other owls, such as [[Errol]] and [[Hermes]], and had to be kept away from them. At school, several girls commented on how cute Pigwidgeon was, to Ron's embarrassment. Though Ron often seemed annoyed with Pig's manic behaviour, it was clear he loved him, and enjoyed having an owl of his own.
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[[File:Ron-and-his-owl.jpg|thumb|left|145px|Ron and [[Pigwidgeon]]]]
[[File:Animalmagic 111305 crookshanks 0001752.jpg|thumb|left|[[Crookshanks]].]]
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[[Pigwidgeon]] became Ron's [[owl]] in [[1994]]. He was given to Ron by [[Sirius Black]], as Sirius felt partially responsible for the loss of Ron's pet rat, who turned out to be the [[Animagus]] and [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]], [[Peter Pettigrew]], in disguise. Pig, as Ron preferred to call him, was tiny and hyperactive. Ron stated that Pig annoyed the other owls, such as [[Errol]] and [[Hermes]], and had to be kept away from them. At school, several girls commented on how cute Pigwidgeon was, to Ron's embarrassment. Though Ron often seemed annoyed with Pig's manic behaviour, it was clear he loved him, and enjoyed having an owl of his own.
   
 
===Crookshanks===
 
===Crookshanks===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|A cat? Is that what they told you? Looks more like a pig with hair if you ask me!|Hermione|That's rich, coming from the owner of ''that'' [[Peter Pettigrew|smelly old shoebrush]].|Ron's hatred towards [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s cat|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Ron|A cat? Is that what they told you? Looks more like a pig with hair if you ask me!|Hermione|That's rich, coming from the owner of ''that'' [[Peter Pettigrew|smelly old shoebrush]].|Ron's hatred towards [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]'s cat|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
   
[[Crookshanks]] was [[Hermione Granger]]'s large, bandy-legged, ginger-coloured, half-[[Kneazle]] cat. Ron strongly disliked him at first, largely due to his antagonistic behaviour towards Ron's pet rat, Scabbers. In [[1993]], Scabbers, who was actually the [[Animagus]], [[Peter Pettigrew]], faked his own death for the second time after Sirius Black escaped from [[Azkaban]]. Ron initially believed Scabbers had been eaten by Crookshanks, and he nearly ended his friendship with Hermione. When Ron discovered the truth about Scabbers, and found that Crookshanks had been helping Sirius all along, he seemed to appreciate Crookshanks as a good judge of character, and even half-jokingly asked the cat if [[Pigwidgeon]] was really an owl. When Crookshanks meowed happily, Ron actually seemed relieved. It is unknown if Ron ever saw Crookshanks after the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], since he had been left at [[The Burrow|the Burrow]] during Bill and Fleur's wedding.
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[[File:Crookshanks_Sitting-A_Half-Kneazle.jpg|thumb|140px|[[Crookshanks]]]]
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[[Crookshanks]] was [[Hermione Granger]]'s large, bandy-legged, ginger-coloured, half-[[Kneazle]] cat. Ron strongly disliked him at first, largely due to his antagonistic behaviour towards Ron's pet rat, Scabbers. In [[1993]], Scabbers, who was actually the [[Animagus]], [[Peter Pettigrew]], faked his own death for the second time after Sirius Black escaped from [[Azkaban]]. Ron initially believed Scabbers had been eaten by Crookshanks, and he nearly ended his friendship with Hermione.
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When Ron discovered the truth about Scabbers, and found that Crookshanks had been helping Sirius all along, he seemed to appreciate Crookshanks as a good judge of character, and even half-jokingly asked the cat if [[Pigwidgeon]] was really an owl. When Crookshanks meowed happily, Ron actually seemed relieved. It is unknown if Ron ever saw Crookshanks after the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], since he had been left at [[the Burrow]] during Bill and Fleur's wedding.
   
 
===Cormac McLaggen===
 
===Cormac McLaggen===
[[File:Desk29kl3.jpg|thumb|right|180px|Ron and [[Cormac McLaggen]].]]
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{{Quote|Well, good luck. Hope you hammer McLag — I mean, [[Zacharias Smith|Smith]].|Ron to [[Harry Potter]] before a [[Quidditch]] match|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|Well, good luck. Hope you hammer McLag — I mean, [[Zacharias Smith|Smith]].|Ron to [[Harry Potter]] before a [[Quidditch]] match|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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[[File:Ron_cormac.jpg|thumb|left|230px|Ron with Cormac McLaggen, his rival ]]
   
 
In [[1996]], Ron's competition for the [[Keeper]] position on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] was [[Cormac McLaggen]], a [[Gryffindor]] a year above him. Before the try-outs, Hermione overheard McLaggen insulting Ron and Ginny, and placed a [[Confundus Charm]] on him that made him miss his last save. Ron thus beat him, though McLaggen claimed that this was due to favouritism. Ron greatly disliked him, which prompted Hermione to attend [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]’s Christmas party with him to retaliate against Ron for his romance with [[Lavender Brown]]. Ron disliked McLaggen even more, and was happy when his date with Hermione did not go well, and when McLaggen did not perform well as replacement keeper while Ron was in the [[hospital wing]].<ref name="HBP" />
 
In [[1996]], Ron's competition for the [[Keeper]] position on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] was [[Cormac McLaggen]], a [[Gryffindor]] a year above him. Before the try-outs, Hermione overheard McLaggen insulting Ron and Ginny, and placed a [[Confundus Charm]] on him that made him miss his last save. Ron thus beat him, though McLaggen claimed that this was due to favouritism. Ron greatly disliked him, which prompted Hermione to attend [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]’s Christmas party with him to retaliate against Ron for his romance with [[Lavender Brown]]. Ron disliked McLaggen even more, and was happy when his date with Hermione did not go well, and when McLaggen did not perform well as replacement keeper while Ron was in the [[hospital wing]].<ref name="HBP" />
   
 
===Dolores Umbridge===
 
===Dolores Umbridge===
[[File:Vlcsnap-30757.png|thumb|left|Dolores Umbridge]]
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{{Quote|Bloody hell, Harry. This woman's torturing you ''[...]'' |Ron to Harry Potter, about Dolores Umbridge|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
{{Quote|Bloody hell, Harry. This woman's torturing you...|Ron to Harry Potter, about Dolores Umbridge|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
 
   
In [[1995]], [[Dolores Umbridge]], a [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] employee, was appointed [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor. She was a sadistic, very unpleasant woman who derived great satisfaction from torturing students as punishment (most notably, forcing [[Harry Potter]] to carve the words "I must not tell lies" into the back of his own hand, using a [[Blood Quill]]). Ron, like most of the students and faculty at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], greatly disliked her intrusive, hypocritical and often outright insulting ways. She had an obsession with pure-blood status and both hated and feared people she called ''[[half-breed]]s'', like [[centaur]]s and [[Half-giant]]s. She also hated [[Muggle-born]]s, and probably half-bloods. In the end of the year, she was attacked by a group of centaurs and eventually brought to the [[hospital wing]] by [[Albus Dumbledore]]. Though she attempted to abscond, [[Peeves]] the [[Poltergeist]] discovered her sneaking away, and led the students in driving her out Hogwarts.
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[[File:Dolores_Umbridge_Deathly_Hallows_promotional_image.jpg|thumb|145px|Dolores Umbridge, previous Defence Against the Dark Arts professor ]]
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In [[1995]], [[Dolores Umbridge]], a [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] employee, was appointed [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor. She was a sadistic, very unpleasant woman who derived great satisfaction from torturing students as punishment (most notably, forcing [[Harry Potter]] to carve the words "''I must not tell lies''" into the back of his own hand, using a [[Blood Quill]]). Ron, like most of the students and faculty at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], greatly disliked her intrusive, hypocritical and often outright insulting ways. She had an obsession with pure-blood status and both hated and feared people she called ''[[half-breed]]s'', like [[centaur]]s and [[Half-giant]]s. She also hated [[Muggle-born]]s, and probably half-bloods. In the end of the year, she was attacked by a group of centaurs and eventually brought to the [[hospital wing]] by [[Albus Dumbledore]]. Though she attempted to abscond, [[Peeves]] the [[Poltergeist]] discovered her sneaking away, and led the students in driving her out Hogwarts.
   
 
Ron met again Umbridge in [[1997]], when he was disguised as [[Reg Cattermole]], a Ministry official, and while Umbridge was in charge of trying Muggle-borns before they were sent to [[Azkaban]]. Harry stunned Umbridge during the interrogation of [[Mary Cattermole]], when Umbridge attempted to flaunt [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] as proof of her relation to the [[Selwyn family]]. After Hermione retrieved the locket and replaced it with a decoy using the [[Geminio]] spell, Harry, Ron and Hermione proceeded to help the Muggle-borns awaiting trial escape from the Ministry. After the Second Wizarding War, Umbridge herself was imprisoned in Azkaban for life.
 
Ron met again Umbridge in [[1997]], when he was disguised as [[Reg Cattermole]], a Ministry official, and while Umbridge was in charge of trying Muggle-borns before they were sent to [[Azkaban]]. Harry stunned Umbridge during the interrogation of [[Mary Cattermole]], when Umbridge attempted to flaunt [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] as proof of her relation to the [[Selwyn family]]. After Hermione retrieved the locket and replaced it with a decoy using the [[Geminio]] spell, Harry, Ron and Hermione proceeded to help the Muggle-borns awaiting trial escape from the Ministry. After the Second Wizarding War, Umbridge herself was imprisoned in Azkaban for life.
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===Ghosts===
 
===Ghosts===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Moaning Myrtle|Here I am, minding my own business, and someone thinks it's funny to throw a book at me.|Ron|But, it can't hurt if someone throws something at you. I mean, it would just go right through you.|An example of Ron's unintentional insensitivity to [[Ghost]]s|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Moaning Myrtle|Here I am, minding my own business, and someone thinks it's funny to throw a book at me.|Ron|But, it can't hurt if someone throws something at you. I mean, it would just go right through you.|An example of Ron's unintentional insensitivity to [[Ghost]]s|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
[[File:NicoFlamel.PNG|thumb|right|100px|[[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington]].]]
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Ron's lack of sensitivity causes him to be unpopular with the Hogwarts [[ghost]]s, namely [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]] and [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]]. Ron first met Nearly Headless Nick in [[1991]] during his first welcoming feast. He knew Nick because he heard [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] talking about him. Nick requested that Ron should address him as "Sir Nicholas" instead of Nearly Headless Nick. During later feasts, Ron would annoy Nick by reminding him he was dead and how much he enjoyed food.
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[[File:NicoFlamel.PNG|thumb|left|145px|[[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington]]]]
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Ron's lack of sensitivity causes him to be unpopular with the Hogwarts [[ghost]]s, namely [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]] and [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]]. Ron first met Nearly Headless Nick in [[1991]] during his first welcoming feast. He knew Nick because he heard [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]] talking about him. Nick requested that Ron should address him as "''Sir Nicholas''" instead of Nearly Headless Nick. During later feasts, Ron would annoy Nick by reminding him he was dead and how much he enjoyed food.
   
 
Ron met Moaning Myrtle in [[1992]], during the re-opening of the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. Myrtle was upset since [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] had unknowingly thrown a [[Tom Riddle's Diary|diary]] at her. Ron pointed out that it couldn't hurt Myrtle since she was a ghost, and the book would go through her. Myrtle swooped down on Ron with rage and sarcastically commented that everyone should throw books at her and make a game out of it.
 
Ron met Moaning Myrtle in [[1992]], during the re-opening of the [[Chamber of Secrets]]. Myrtle was upset since [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] had unknowingly thrown a [[Tom Riddle's Diary|diary]] at her. Ron pointed out that it couldn't hurt Myrtle since she was a ghost, and the book would go through her. Myrtle swooped down on Ron with rage and sarcastically commented that everyone should throw books at her and make a game out of it.
   
 
===Lord Voldemort===
 
===Lord Voldemort===
[[File:Lord Voldemort.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Lord Voldemort]]
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{{Quote|[[Harry Potter|He]] beat [[Tom Riddle|you]]!|Ron to Voldemort, talking about [[Harry Potter]], in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
{{Quote|[[Harry Potter|He]] beat [[Tom Riddle|you]]!|Ron to [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]], talking about [[Harry Potter]], in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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[[File:Voldemort-2.jpg|thumb|195px|[[Lord Voldemort]], a enemy ]]
   
 
As Ron was raised within the [[Weasley family|wizarding world]], he had grown up fearing the name of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], the most dangerous [[Dark Wizard]] of all time. He was afraid to say the name or even to hear it, and protested when Harry refused to refer to Voldemort as "You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named." Ron helped Harry protect the [[Philosopher's Stone]] from Voldemort at the end of their first year, when he won a game of Wizard's chess by sacrificing himself. Ron also helped Harry get into the [[Chamber of Secrets]] and save Ron's [[Ginevra Weasley|younger sister]].
 
As Ron was raised within the [[Weasley family|wizarding world]], he had grown up fearing the name of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], the most dangerous [[Dark Wizard]] of all time. He was afraid to say the name or even to hear it, and protested when Harry refused to refer to Voldemort as "You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named." Ron helped Harry protect the [[Philosopher's Stone]] from Voldemort at the end of their first year, when he won a game of Wizard's chess by sacrificing himself. Ron also helped Harry get into the [[Chamber of Secrets]] and save Ron's [[Ginevra Weasley|younger sister]].
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===Dumbledore's Army===
 
===Dumbledore's Army===
{{Dialogue a-b|Neville|Dumbledore's Army's supposed to be about doing something real. Or was all that just words to you?|Ron|Maybe you don't have to do this all by yourself, mate.|Ron, along with [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]], shows his loyalty to the Army, and to [[Harry Potter|Harry]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Neville|Dumbledore's Army's supposed to be about doing something real. Or was all that just words to you?|Ron|Maybe you don't have to do this all by yourself, mate.|Ron, along with [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]], shows his loyalty to the Army, and to [[Harry Potter|Harry]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
[[File:Dumbledore's Army.jpg|thumb|right|Dumbledore's Army]]
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[[File:Dumbledore's_Army.jpg|thumb|left|230px|Dumbledore's Army]]
[[Dumbledore's Army]] was an organisation led by [[Harry Potter]], in order to oppose [[Dolores Umbridge]], and as a supplementary means of practising [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|defensive magic]]. In [[1995]], Ron and Hermione convinced Harry to teach anyone who was interested all he could about the protective spells and counter-jinxes that had helped him survive his many encounters with Voldemort, as the purely theoretical instruction they were receiving from Umbridge was wholly inadequate. Six members of the DA fought in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]. In addition to [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Luna Lovegood]], [[Lavender Brown]], [[Seamus Finnigan]] and [[Dean Thomas]], there were eighteen other known members.
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[[Dumbledore's Army]] was an organisation led by [[Harry Potter]], in order to oppose [[Dolores Umbridge]], and as a supplementary means of practising [[Defence Against the Dark Arts|defensive magic]]. In [[1995]], Ron and Hermione convinced Harry to teach anyone who was interested about protective spells and counter-jinxes that had helped him survive his many encounters with Voldemort, as the purely theoretical instruction they were receiving from Umbridge was wholly inadequate. Six members of the DA fought in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]. In addition to [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Luna Lovegood]], [[Lavender Brown]], [[Seamus Finnigan]] and [[Dean Thomas]], there were eighteen other known members.
   
The [[Gryffindor]] students who were members of the DA included [[Colin and Dennis Creevey]], [[Parvati Patil]], [[Lee Jordan|Lee Jordan ]](Fred and George Weasley's best friend) [[Alicia Spinnet]] and [[Katie Bell|Katie Bell ]](members of the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]) and [[Angelina Johnson]] (captain of the Team, and Ron's future sister-in-law, after marrying George). Fred and Colin Creevey were both killed by [[Death Eaters]] in during the Battle.
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The [[Gryffindor]] students who were members of the DA included [[Colin and Dennis Creevey]], [[Parvati Patil]], [[Lee Jordan]](Fred and George Weasley's best friend) [[Alicia Spinnet]] and [[Katie Bell]](members of the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]) and [[Angelina Johnson]] (captain of the Team, and Ron's future sister-in-law, after marrying George). Fred and Colin Creevey were both killed by [[Death Eaters]] in during the Battle.
   
 
The [[Hufflepuff]] students were [[Hannah Abbott]], [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]], [[Susan Bones]], [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]] and [[Zacharias Smith]]. Ron was friendly with all of them, except Zacharias, the only one who didn't fight in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
The [[Hufflepuff]] students were [[Hannah Abbott]], [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]], [[Susan Bones]], [[Justin Finch-Fletchley]] and [[Zacharias Smith]]. Ron was friendly with all of them, except Zacharias, the only one who didn't fight in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
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===Order of the Phoenix===
 
===Order of the Phoenix===
 
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Harry|So what is this place?|Ron|Headquarters.|Hermione|Of the Order of the Phoenix. It's a secret society. Dumbledore formed it back when they first fought You-Know-Who.|Ron and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] explaining to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] the Order|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Harry|So what is this place?|Ron|Headquarters.|Hermione|Of the Order of the Phoenix. It's a secret society. Dumbledore formed it back when they first fought You-Know-Who.|Ron and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] explaining to [[Harry Potter|Harry]] the Order|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
[[File:OotP.jpg|thumb|left|250px|The original [[Order of the Phoenix]].]]
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[[File:Ootp.png|thumb|240px|The original [[Order of the Phoenix]]]]
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The [[Order of the Phoenix]] was an organisation founded and led by [[Albus Dumbledore]]. The Order included Ron's [[Weasley family|family]], [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]], [[Remus Lupin]], [[Sirius Black]], [[Fleur Delacour]], [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Nymphadora Tonks]], and [[Severus Snape]] as well as several other notable members of the [[Wizarding world|Wizarding community]].
 
The [[Order of the Phoenix]] was an organisation founded and led by [[Albus Dumbledore]]. The Order included Ron's [[Weasley family|family]], [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]], [[Remus Lupin]], [[Sirius Black]], [[Fleur Delacour]], [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Nymphadora Tonks]], and [[Severus Snape]] as well as several other notable members of the [[Wizarding world|Wizarding community]].
   
 
In [[1994]], for Ron's fourth year at Hogwarts, [[Alastor Moody|Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody]], an Auror famous for his great skill, vast experience, and growing paranoia, was appointed professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. Prior to the start of the school year, on [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s orders, Moody was attacked and imprisoned in his own [[Alastor Moody's trunk|magical trunk]] by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]], who impersonated Moody and took his place at Hogwarts by using [[Polyjuice Potion]] until 24 June, [[1995]]. Ron clearly held Moody in high regard, as he looked forward to his classes and persistently hoped that Moody would tell him he would make a good Auror, as he had Harry and Hermione (albeit, it was actually Barty Crouch Jr. who suggested Harry and Hermione consider becoming Aurors). Ron met the real Mad-Eye later in 1995, at [[12 Grimmauld Place]], the headquarters of the Order. Ron and Moody fought alongside one another in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and in the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], where Mad-Eye was killed. Ron, like the other members of the Order, was shocked and devastated by the death of someone as tough and skilled as Moody.
 
In [[1994]], for Ron's fourth year at Hogwarts, [[Alastor Moody|Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody]], an Auror famous for his great skill, vast experience, and growing paranoia, was appointed professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. Prior to the start of the school year, on [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s orders, Moody was attacked and imprisoned in his own [[Alastor Moody's trunk|magical trunk]] by [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]], who impersonated Moody and took his place at Hogwarts by using [[Polyjuice Potion]] until 24 June, [[1995]]. Ron clearly held Moody in high regard, as he looked forward to his classes and persistently hoped that Moody would tell him he would make a good Auror, as he had Harry and Hermione (albeit, it was actually Barty Crouch Jr. who suggested Harry and Hermione consider becoming Aurors). Ron met the real Mad-Eye later in 1995, at [[12 Grimmauld Place]], the headquarters of the Order. Ron and Moody fought alongside one another in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and in the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], where Mad-Eye was killed. Ron, like the other members of the Order, was shocked and devastated by the death of someone as tough and skilled as Moody.
   
Ron was also familiar with the "useless git" [[Mundungus Fletcher]], an almost grudging member of the Order. Though Ron was initially amused by Mundungus, he quickly grew disgusted with Mundungus' continued general disregard for other people, or their property and safety, particularly when he abandoned Alastor Moody in the midst of the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]. Ron met Mundungus again when he, Harry and Hermione wanted information regarding the whereabouts of [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] and appeared amused by Kreacher's repeated abuse of Fletcher.
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Ron was also familiar with the "''useless git''" [[Mundungus Fletcher]], an almost grudging member of the Order. Though Ron was initially amused by Mundungus, he quickly grew disgusted with Mundungus' continued general disregard for other people, or their property and safety, particularly when he abandoned Alastor Moody in the midst of the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]. Ron met Mundungus again when he, Harry and Hermione wanted information regarding the whereabouts of [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]] and appeared amused by Kreacher's repeated abuse of Fletcher.
   
When Ron, Harry and Hermione apparated into [[Hogsmeade]], intent on sneaking into Hogwarts to find [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|an object that had once belonged to Rowena Ravenclaw]], they found themselves in a trap set by [[Death Eaters]]. They were saved by [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s younger brother, and owner of the [[Hog's Head]]. They discovered that they had been saved by him once before; it was Aberforth who had sent [[Dobby]] to rescue them from the [[Malfoy Manor]] after Harry saw his eye in the remaining shard of Sirius' [[Two-way mirror]]. They were later also informed by Neville that Aberforth had been supporting Neville and the other DA members remaining at Hogwarts by feeding them, passing messages using [[Enchanted coin|enchanted coins]], and generally backing them in their resistance against [[Severus Snape]] and the [[Carrow family|Carrows]].
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When Ron, Harry and Hermione apparated into [[Hogsmeade]], intent on sneaking into Hogwarts to find [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|an object that had once belonged to Rowena Ravenclaw]], they found themselves in a trap set by [[Death Eaters]]. They were saved by [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s younger brother, and owner of the [[Hog's Head]]. They discovered that they had been saved by him once before; it was Aberforth who had sent [[Dobby]] to rescue them from the [[Malfoy Manor]] after Harry saw his eye in the remaining shard of Sirius' [[Two-way mirror]]. They were later also informed by Neville that Aberforth had been supporting Neville and the other DA members remaining at Hogwarts by feeding them, passing messages using [[enchanted coin]]s, and generally backing them in their resistance against [[Severus Snape]] and the [[Carrow family|Carrows]].
   
 
Other Order members Ron encountered were [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], a skilled Auror who would later go on to become [[Minister for Magic]] and who was greatly admired by Ron, Harry, Hermione and the Weasleys; [[Elphias Doge]], Albus Dumbledore's friend; as well as [[Dedalus Diggle]], [[Hestia Jones]], [[Sturgis Podmore]] and [[Emmeline Vance]]. Emmeline Vance was killed by Death Eaters in 1996, and Podmore was imprisoned because he attempted to get into the Department of Mysteries, under the [[Imperius Curse]], the news of which shocked and horrified Ron.
 
Other Order members Ron encountered were [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], a skilled Auror who would later go on to become [[Minister for Magic]] and who was greatly admired by Ron, Harry, Hermione and the Weasleys; [[Elphias Doge]], Albus Dumbledore's friend; as well as [[Dedalus Diggle]], [[Hestia Jones]], [[Sturgis Podmore]] and [[Emmeline Vance]]. Emmeline Vance was killed by Death Eaters in 1996, and Podmore was imprisoned because he attempted to get into the Department of Mysteries, under the [[Imperius Curse]], the news of which shocked and horrified Ron.
   
It is likely that every surviving member of the Order (except Mundungus, who abandoned the Order and [[Arabella Figg]], who was a Squib and unable to fight) fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] alongside Ron, Harry, and Hermione.
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It is likely that every surviving member of the Order (except [[Arabella Figg]], who was a Squib and unable to fight, but might have helped in another way) fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] alongside Ron, Harry, and Hermione.
   
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{{Quote|Don't get too friendly with him, though, Rosie. Granddad Weasley would never forgive you if you married a pure-blood|Ron joking to daughter [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] about [[Scorpius Malfoy|Scorpius Malfoy]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
   
After the Second Wizarding War, Ron and Hermione had two children, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]. As Rose was preparing to leave for her first year at Hogwarts in 2017, Ron jokingly told her that if she wasn't in [[Gryffindor]] he'd disinherit her. He also told her to beat [[Draco Malfoy]]'s son [[Scorpius Malfoy]] on their tests, and that he was grateful she had inherited her [[Hermione Granger|mother]]'s brains.
 
 
Ron's daughter, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]], was close in age to Harry and Ginny's younger son, [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus]], while Ron's son, [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo,]] was close in age to Harry and Ginny's daughter, [[Lily Potter|Lily]], and they all appeared quite close.
 
 
===Nieces and nephews===
 
[[File:Potter_children.jpg|thumb|107px|James, Albus and Lily - Ron's niece and nephews ]]
 
{{Quote|You interrupted them? You are ''so'' like Ron--|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] to her son [[James Potter II|James Sirius]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
 
After the [[Second Wizarding War]], Ron had many nieces and nephews through his siblings. Bill and Fleur had three children: [[Victoire Weasley|Victoire]], [[Dominique Weasley|Dominique]] and [[Louis Weasley|Louis]]. Percy and his wife, [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey,]] had two daughters, [[Molly Weasley II|Molly]] (after Ron's [[Molly Weasley|mother]]) and [[Lucy Weasley|Lucy]]. George and [[Angelina Johnson|Angelina]] had two children, a son named [[Fred Weasley II|Fred]] (after Ron's [[Fred Weasley|older brother]]) and a daughter named [[Roxanne Weasley|Roxanne]]. Ginny also married [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and had three children, [[James Potter II|James ]](to whom Ron was godfather), [[Albus Potter|Albus]], and [[Lily Potter|Lily]].
 
 
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''[[Wikipedia:Ronald|Ronald]]'' is the Scottish form of the Scandinavian name ''Ragnvald'', which was derived from the Old Norse ''Ragnvaldr'', composed of the elements ''ragn'', "advice", and ''valdr'', "ruler"<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/ronald Behind the Name: Ronald]</ref>. It is a cognate of the name ''[[Wikipedia:Reginald|Reginald]]'', which is derived from the Germanic form of the name, ''Raginwald'', meaning "the prince's counsellor". All these names carry the meaning of a person who acts as a trusted advisor to a person in power, much as Ron acted as a friend and confidant to [[Harry Potter]].
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''[[Wikipedia:Ronald|Ronald]]'' is the Scottish form of the Scandinavian name ''Ragnvald'', which was derived from the Old Norse ''Ragnvaldr'', composed of the elements ''ragn'', "advice", and ''valdr'', "ruler".<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/ronald Behind the Name: Ronald]</ref> It is a cognate of the name ''[[Wikipedia:Reginald|Reginald]]'', which is derived from the Germanic form of the name, ''Raginwald'', meaning "the prince's counsellor". All these names carry the meaning of a person who acts as a trusted advisor to a person in power, much as Ron acted as a friend and confidant to [[Harry Potter]].
   
 
In keeping with the pattern of Weasley family members taking names from Arthurian legend, "Ron" is the name of Arthur's lance in Geoffrey of Monmouth's ''History of the Kings of Britain''. Ron is short for ''Rhongomyniad'', which means "striker spear" in Welsh.
 
In keeping with the pattern of Weasley family members taking names from Arthurian legend, "Ron" is the name of Arthur's lance in Geoffrey of Monmouth's ''History of the Kings of Britain''. Ron is short for ''Rhongomyniad'', which means "striker spear" in Welsh.
   
''Bilius'' comes from the word "[[Wikipedia:Bile|bile]]", as one of the [[Wikipedia:Humorism|four humours]] discussed by Ancient Greek philosophers. Yellow bile was connected to the element of fire, which is the element of [[Gryffindor]] house, and someone with an excess of it was believed to be bad-tempered, as Ron is. The English adjective ''"bilious"'' also applies to those who have an irritable temper<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bilious Wiktionary: Bilius]</ref>.
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''Bilius'' comes from the word "[[Wikipedia:Bile|bile]]", as one of the [[Wikipedia:Humorism|four humours]] discussed by Ancient Greek philosophers. Yellow bile was connected to the element of fire, which is the element of [[Gryffindor]] house, and someone with an excess of it was believed to be bad-tempered, as Ron is. The English adjective ''"bilious"'' also applies to those who have an irritable temper.<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bilious Wiktionary: Bilius]</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Ron is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actor [[Rupert Grint]] 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 Goblet of Fire (film)|Goblet of Fire]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]'' and is one of the 13 characters to appear in all 8 film adaptations.
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*Ron is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actor [[Rupert Grint]] 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 Goblet of Fire (film)|Goblet of Fire]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]'' and is one of the 14 characters to appear in all 8 film adaptations.
 
*[[Jamie Waylett]] plays Ron when he is disguised as [[Vincent Crabbe]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Chamber of Secrets]]'', as do [[Steffan Rhodri]] when he is disguised as [[Reginald Cattermole]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' (Rupert provided the voice for the character) and Rupert Grint (himself) when he is disguised as "Dragomir Despard" in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''. [[Daniel Radcliffe]] also plays Ron in the "Seven Potters" scene.
 
*[[Jamie Waylett]] plays Ron when he is disguised as [[Vincent Crabbe]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Chamber of Secrets]]'', as do [[Steffan Rhodri]] when he is disguised as [[Reginald Cattermole]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' (Rupert provided the voice for the character) and Rupert Grint (himself) when he is disguised as "Dragomir Despard" in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''. [[Daniel Radcliffe]] also plays Ron in the "Seven Potters" scene.
 
* Rylan Clark, a contestant in the ninth series of The X Factor and winner of series eleven of Celebrity Big Brother served as a body double for Ron.{{Fact}}
 
* Rylan Clark, a contestant in the ninth series of The X Factor and winner of series eleven of Celebrity Big Brother served as a body double for Ron.{{Fact}}
   
 
*Rupert Grint is like Ron in that he comes from a large family, has red hair, and suffers from arachnophobia.
 
*Rupert Grint is like Ron in that he comes from a large family, has red hair, and suffers from arachnophobia.
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*Ron was the second friend Harry ever made, after Hagrid.
 
*Rupert Grint does not have a long nose, as Ron is described as having in the novels, but he does have freckles - make-up covers them and they aren't on his face, causing some fans to claim he has no freckles at all. He also has green eyes, in contrast to Ron's blue eyes. Ironically, co-star Daniel Radcliffe has blue eyes in contrast to his character's green eyes.
 
*Rupert Grint does not have a long nose, as Ron is described as having in the novels, but he does have freckles - make-up covers them and they aren't on his face, causing some fans to claim he has no freckles at all. He also has green eyes, in contrast to Ron's blue eyes. Ironically, co-star Daniel Radcliffe has blue eyes in contrast to his character's green eyes.
 
*Ron was one of the few characters who was created before [[J. K. Rowling]] began writing the series, and whose name never changed from the original drafts.
 
*Ron was one of the few characters who was created before [[J. K. Rowling]] began writing the series, and whose name never changed from the original drafts.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Professor [[Horace Slughorn]] refers to Ron by several names, one of which is [[Rupert Grint|Rupert]].<ref name="HBP" />
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Professor [[Horace Slughorn]] refers to Ron by several names, one of which is [[Rupert Grint|Rupert]].<ref name="HBP" />
 
*Rowling described Ron's [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]] as a "really sentimental choice" on her part, since she has a Jack Russell.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm 16 July 2005 The Leaky Cauldron Interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref>
 
*Rowling described Ron's [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]] as a "really sentimental choice" on her part, since she has a Jack Russell.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm 16 July 2005 The Leaky Cauldron Interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref>
*Rowling has also said that if she had a [[Boggart]], hers would likely be the same as Ron's, as she also dislikes [[spider]]s<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1000-scholastic-chat.htm 16 October 200o Scholastic Chat with J.K. Rowling]</ref>.
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*Rowling has also said that if she had a [[Boggart]], hers would likely be the same as Ron's, as she also dislikes [[spider]]s.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1000-scholastic-chat.htm 16 October 200o Scholastic Chat with J.K. Rowling]</ref>
 
*Throughout most of the series, Ron does not like to hear [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s name spoken out loud, and as such never says it even when Harry and Hermione do. However, he says the name three times in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', even after asking Harry and Hermione not to. The first is at [[the Burrow]] when Hermione is packing books to take with them, and Ron says, "''I forgot we'll be hunting down '''Voldemort''' in a mobile library''". The second is at [[12 Grimmauld Place]] when [[Remus Lupin]] tells them that [[Pius Thicknesse]] is Minister of Magic, and Ron says, "''Why didn't '''Voldemort''' declare himself Minister of Magic?''". The third is again at [[12 Grimmauld Place]] when Harry has a vision of [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] killing a woman and her children in his hunt for [[Gregorovitch]]. Together, the three try to work out what it means and Ron says, "''But according to you, '''Voldemort's''' got Ollivander locked up somewhere''". Ron also said his name in [[The Queen's Handbag]], where he jokingly says, "'''''Voldemort's''' gettin' really inventive''."
 
*Throughout most of the series, Ron does not like to hear [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]'s name spoken out loud, and as such never says it even when Harry and Hermione do. However, he says the name three times in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', even after asking Harry and Hermione not to. The first is at [[the Burrow]] when Hermione is packing books to take with them, and Ron says, "''I forgot we'll be hunting down '''Voldemort''' in a mobile library''". The second is at [[12 Grimmauld Place]] when [[Remus Lupin]] tells them that [[Pius Thicknesse]] is Minister of Magic, and Ron says, "''Why didn't '''Voldemort''' declare himself Minister of Magic?''". The third is again at [[12 Grimmauld Place]] when Harry has a vision of [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] killing a woman and her children in his hunt for [[Gregorovitch]]. Together, the three try to work out what it means and Ron says, "''But according to you, '''Voldemort's''' got Ollivander locked up somewhere''". Ron also said his name in [[The Queen's Handbag]], where he jokingly says, "'''''Voldemort's''' gettin' really inventive''."
*In the films, Ron is well-known for using the phrase, "Bloody hell" when he is surprised or frightened.
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*In the films, Ron is well known for using the phrase, "Bloody hell" when he is surprised or frightened.
 
*Ron's favourite sandwich type is [[Bacon sandwich|bacon]] and his least favourite is corned beef.
 
*Ron's favourite sandwich type is [[Bacon sandwich|bacon]] and his least favourite is corned beef.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ron is revolted by the coffee Hermione ordered for them at the muggle café, from which we can either assume he didn't like the café's coffee or he doesn't like coffee at all. The latter is more possible since he was raised a wizard and knew little about muggles except from possibly his father's work with muggle objects and from being friends with two wizards/witches who were raised by muggles, so he could be so accustomed to wizard food and drink that he wasn't fond of the taste that muggles were accustomed to.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ron is revolted by the coffee Hermione ordered for them at the muggle café, from which we can either assume he didn't like the café's coffee or he doesn't like coffee at all. The latter is more possible since he was raised a wizard and knew little about muggles except from possibly his father's work with muggle objects and from being friends with two wizards/witches who were raised by muggles, so he could be so accustomed to wizard food and drink that he wasn't fond of the taste that muggles were accustomed to.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ron was shocked that Harry and Hermione had never heard of the children's stories by [[Beedle the Bard]] wizard kids grew up with and when Hermione reminded him that she and Harry were raised by muggles and that they had grown up with muggle fairy tales such as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" and "Cinderella", Ron thought the latter was an illness.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ron was shocked that Harry and Hermione had never heard of the children's stories by [[Beedle the Bard]] wizard kids grew up with and when Hermione reminded him that she and Harry were raised by muggles and that they had grown up with muggle fairy tales such as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" and "Cinderella", Ron thought the latter was an illness.
*Ron is related to Draco Malfoy distantly; his paternal grandmother was a Black, who are related to the Malfoys through Narcissa's marriage to Lucius, Draco's father.
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*Ron is related to Draco Malfoy distantly; his paternal grandmother was a Black, who are related to the Malfoys through Narcissa's marriage to Lucius, Draco's father. They are third cousins, once removed.Au
*Rupert Grint says his favourite scene is also the Yule Ball scene in the fourth film, the same as his colleague: Emma Watson.
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*Rupert Grint says his favourite scene is the Yule Ball scene in the fourth film, the same as his colleague: Emma Watson.
 
*Ron's least favourite colour is maroon as he said when he received his Christmas jumper from his mother.
 
*Ron's least favourite colour is maroon as he said when he received his Christmas jumper from his mother.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Ron has the ability to control Scabbers.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Ron has the ability to control Scabbers.
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*Many fans feared the possible death of Ronald Weasley, yet in 2000, Rowling seemed dismissive of these fears, stating "As if I'm going to kill Harry's best friend."<ref name="goodscare">''Time'' Magazine - "A Good Scare" - Available on [http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1000-time-staff.htm Accio Quote]</ref> Yet, when Daniel Radcliffe interviewed Rowling for a special feature on the combo pack Blu-ray edition of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Rowling stated that at a time she had considered killing one of three members of the [[Trio]], specifically Ron. Reflecting upon this, she noted that she wasn't in a good place in her life at the time.
 
*Many fans feared the possible death of Ronald Weasley, yet in 2000, Rowling seemed dismissive of these fears, stating "As if I'm going to kill Harry's best friend."<ref name="goodscare">''Time'' Magazine - "A Good Scare" - Available on [http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1000-time-staff.htm Accio Quote]</ref> Yet, when Daniel Radcliffe interviewed Rowling for a special feature on the combo pack Blu-ray edition of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Rowling stated that at a time she had considered killing one of three members of the [[Trio]], specifically Ron. Reflecting upon this, she noted that she wasn't in a good place in her life at the time.
   
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" He wasn’t the most skilled, or the most intelligent, but he held the trio together; his humour and his good heart were essential."
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“Ron and Hermione, however, are drawn to each other because they balance each other out. Hermione’s got the sensitivity and maturity that’s been left out of Ron, and Ron loosens up Hermione a bit, gets her to have some fun. They love each other and they bicker a bit, but they enjoy bickering, so we shouldn’t worry about it.” -JK Rowling
 
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Ronald Bilius Weasley
Biographical information
Born

1 March, 1980
Ottery St. Catchpole, Devon, England[1]

Blood status

Pure-blood

Marital status

Married (as of 2014)

Also known as
Title(s)
Signature

Ron Weasley sig

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Height

5'9[1]

Hair colour

Red

Eye colour

Blue[13]

Skin colour

Light

Family information
Family members
Magical characteristics
Boggart

Aragog[14]

Wand
Patronus
  • Jack Russell Terrier
Affiliation
Occupation
House

Gryffindor

Loyalty
"I'm the sixth in our family to go to Hogwarts. You could say I got a lot to live up to. Bill and Charlie have already left — Bill was Head Boy and Charlie was captain of Quidditch. Now Percy's a prefect. Fred and George mess around a lot, but they still get really good marks and everyone thinks they're really funny. Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it's no big deal, because they did it first."
—Ronald Weasley talking to Harry Potter the first time they meet each other.[src]

Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley (b. 1 March, 1980) was a pure-blood wizard, the sixth son of Arthur Weasley and Molly Weasley (née Prewett). He was also the younger brother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred and George, and the elder brother of Ginny. Ron and his brothers and sister lived in The Burrow. Ron began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991 and was sorted into Gryffindor house. He soon became best friends with fellow student Harry Potter and later Hermione Granger.

Together, they faced many challenges during their adolescence, including keeping the Philosopher's Stone from Professor Quirinus Quirrell, saving Ron's sister from the Chamber of Secrets, forming Dumbledore's Army, and fighting in numerous battles of the Second Wizarding War, including the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Battle of the Seven Potters and the Battle of Hogwarts. Ron also became a Gryffindor prefect and a Keeper on the Gryffindor Quidditch team during his fifth year at Hogwarts. He skipped his last year of school in order to accompany Harry and Hermione on a quest to destroy the Horcruxes of Lord Voldemort and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998, in which he lost his brother, Fred, a loss which devastated him and his family.

After the war, Ron, along with Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom, joined the Aurors at the invitation of Minister for Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt, in order to track down Death Eaters who escaped capture.[15] Eventually, he went to work at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes with his brother George.[16] He and Hermione eventually married and had two children: a daughter named Rose and a son named Hugo. Ron was also the godfather to James Sirius Potter, his sister Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter's eldest child.

BiographyEdit

Early life (1980-1991)Edit

"Fred and George tried to get me to make one when I was about five. I nearly did, too, I was holding hands with Fred and everything when Dad found us. He went mental. Only time I've ever seen Dad as angry as Mum. Fred reckons his left buttock has never been the same since!"
—Ron on his brothers' attempt to get him to make an Unbreakable Vow[src]

Ronald Bilius Weasley was the sixth of seven children born to Arthur and Molly Weasley (née Prewett),[17] and got his middle name from his uncle. He was born at the height of the First Wizarding War, in Ottery St. Catchpole, England.[1] In the fighting his maternal uncles Fabian and Gideon Prewett, both members of the Order of the Phoenix, were killed fighting Antonin Dolohov and four other Death Eaters.[18] While he was still a toddler, the wizarding world became peaceful again, for a time, after Lord Voldemort's first defeat on 31 October, 1981.

Ron and his five older brothers — Bill, Charlie, Percy, and Fred and George — as well as his younger sister, Ginny, grew up in the Burrow on the outskirts of Ottery St. Catchpole in Devon. Like all his siblings, he was home educated in reading, writing and simple maths by his mother. The Weasley family was not wealthy at all, compared to other wizarding families.[19] Many other pure-blood families, particularly the Malfoys, disdained them for their "blood traitor" beliefs and lack of wealth. They tried their best to make up for this with their love.[20] The Weasley siblings, especially Fred and George, were fond of teasing and playing pranks on each other, and Ron was a particular target for Fred and George. They once transfigured Ron's teddy bear into a giant spider, sparking his arachnophobia. On another occasion, the twins nearly got him to make an Unbreakable Vow, which finally made their father truly furious (and Fred would later state that his left buttock has "never been the same since" after the row that ensued). They also once got him to eat an Acid Pop which burnt a hole through his tongue. When Ron was younger, he had a pet rat named Scabbers. This rat was actually Peter Pettigrew, a traitor to all wizard kind. Ron was very fond of Scabbers, but wasn't sad to let him go when he found out the truth about his old rat.[19] [21] Ron had a fairly happy childhood, which Harry, who had been brought up by his spiteful relatives the Dursleys, envied.

Hogwarts years (1991-1997)Edit

First yearEdit

"No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles and more children than they can afford."
Draco Malfoy meeting Ron for the first time.[src]
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Ron in his first year

Ron began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991 at the customary age of eleven. He was sorted into Gryffindor House, like every other Weasley. On his first trip on the Hogwarts Express, Ron met and became fast friends with famous wizard Harry Potter. Harry let him share his carriage on the Hogwarts Express and showed an understanding of Ron's circumstance, not much different from his own, by purchasing a large amount of wizarding snacks from the Hogwarts Express food trolley to share with Ron, and that simple act started a lifelong friendship. Examples of this included: Harry standing up for Ron against Slytherin bully Draco Malfoy, reassuring Harry that it was not his fault that Severus Snape, the Potions Master, gave him a hard time; agreeing to act as his second during what would be a midnight duel but was in actuality a dirty trick by Draco to get Harry and Ron in trouble.

Ron and Harry first met Hermione Granger on the train but Ron did not particularly take to her. Ron, especially, was annoyed by what he saw as Hermione showing off her knowledge of magic, such as when she corrected him on the pronunciation of the incantation Wingardium Leviosa. Talking to Harry prior to the Hallowe'en feast he insulted her for being a know-it-all and not having friends. Unfortunately, she overheard and went running to the girl's bathroom in tears. That evening, during the Hallowe'en feast, it was announced that a mountain troll was loose in the school. Ron and Harry came to Hermione's rescue after hearing that she was in trouble, an idea originally suggested by Harry, and she, in return, lied to protect them from Professor McGonagall. The three were best friends ever since the troll incident.

Ron sacrifice

Ron sacrificing himself in the chess game in the Philosopher's Stone Chambers

During their first year, the three of them learned that the Philosopher's Stone was being hidden in Hogwarts and sought to protect it from being stolen by Severus Snape, who the young wizards believed to be working for Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. It turned out that Professor Quirinus Quirrell was actually acting on behalf of Lord Voldemort. Ron's talent in Wizard's Chess, owed to an old and battered chess set that was passed to him from a grandfather, became a life-saving asset when the trio came to Professor McGonagall's contribution to the protection of the Philosopher's Stone. During the life-sized game of Wizard's Chess, Ron sacrificed himself as a game piece so Harry could place the enemy king in checkmate, allowing Harry and Hermione to move on. Ultimately, the three succeeded in defeating Quirrell and protecting the Philosopher's Stone, and Ron was awarded fifty House points by Albus Dumbledore for "the best played game of chess that Hogwarts has seen these many years," contributing to Gryffindor winning the House Cup for the first time in seven years, something that greatly pleased his prefect brother Percy.[17]

Second yearEdit

Severus Snape: "I noticed, in my search of the park, that considerable damage seems to have been done to a very valuable Whomping Willow."
Ronald Weasley: "That tree did more damage to us than we —"
Severus Snape: " Silence! Most unfortunately, you are not in my House and the decision to expel you does not rest with me. I shall go and fetch the people who do have that happy power."
— Ron Weasley to Severus Snape about his and Harry's experience in the Whomping Willow in 1992.[src]
Flying to Hogwarts

Ron and Harry flying a car to school in their second year

Having not heard from Harry Potter during the whole summer of 1992, Ron, Fred and George Weasley, in a planned scheme to rescue him from 4 Privet Drive, drove Arthur Weasley's flying Ford Anglia to the Muggle town of Little Whinging and tore the bars from Harry's bedroom window using the car's horsepower. Ron helped Harry get his things in the car, and they left for the Weasley House. Upon landing Ron and his brothers were ratted out by Molly Weasley for having taken such a risky course of action. At the start of that year's school term, Ron and Harry missed the Hogwarts Express due to the tricks of Dobby the House-Elf and were forced to use the Ford Anglia to travel to Hogwarts. At the end of their journey, the car failed, causing the boys to crash-land into the Whomping Willow. They were nearly killed when the tree shaked, and the car jettisoned them and took off into the Forbidden Forest, where it remained.

Ron's wand was damaged in the crash, causing him problems for the entire school year. For instance, it backfired when Ron attempted to curse Draco Malfoy in payback for calling Hermione by the offensive term "Mudblood". Malfoy's disdain towards Muggle-borns led Ron, Harry, and Hermione to suspect that he was the Heir of Slytherin who opened the Chamber of Secrets that year, unleashing a "monster" that began to attack Muggle-born students.

To investigate this theory, Hermione brewed Polyjuice Potion which greatly surprised Ron in that she was so overtly breaking the rules. When the time came to use the potion, Ron was made to impersonate Vincent Crabbe, and Harry impersonated Gregory Goyle, while Hermione's transformation was unsuccessful because she mistook hair from Millicent Bulstrode's cat for her own. Ron and Harry realised that Malfoy was not the Heir of Slytherin and were both greatly upset when Hermione became another victim of the "monster," ending up petrified in the Hospital Wing, though she left her friends a clue that led them to deduce that the monster was a basilisk.

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Ron and Harry raise their wands against Lockhart

Ron showed incredible bravery during the course of their investigation by venturing into the Forbidden Forest to an Acromantula den led by Aragog, in spite of his extreme fear of spiders. When he and Harry learned that Ron's younger sister, Ginny, was dying in the Chamber of Secrets, they raced to save her, planning to give their information to Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. When the pair discovered that the professor was cowardly attempting to flee, they drew their wands on him and forced him to join them as they ventured into the Chamber of Secrets. Shortly after Ron, Harry, and Lockhart entered the Chamber, Lockhart attempted to wipe their memories in order to get out of the Chamber and take credit for their efforts in a bid for fame. Unfortunately for him, he used Ron's damaged wand, and the spell backfired, causing permanent amnesia in Lockhart. Ron was left behind to tend to Lockhart, as Harry delved deeper into the Chamber, saving Ginny and defeating Salazar Slytherin's basilisk.

Ron was honoured with a Special Award for Services to the School, as well as earning two hundred House points for Gryffindor for his work concerning re-sealing the Chamber of Secrets.[20]

Third yearEdit

Harry Potter: "Where's the dog?"
Ronald Weasley: "Not a dog. Harry, it's a trap —"
Harry Potter: "What —"
Ronald Weasley: "He's the dog… he's an Animagus."
— Ron after he was taken by a transformed Sirius Black to the Shrieking Shack[src]
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Ron in his third year

In the summer following Ron's second year at Hogwarts, the Weasleys won the Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw. Ron and his family used the money to travel to Egypt to visit Ron's eldest brother, Bill. News of their lucky break made the Daily Prophet, and Ron sent that newspaper clipping and a Sneakoscope to Harry for his thirteenth birthday. They met on the last day of the summer, when Ron and his family visited Diagon Alley with Harry and Hermione and took up rooms in the Leaky Cauldron in preparation for catching the Hogwarts Express. During their stay at the Leaky Cauldron, Ron shared a room with his brother Percy. Unfortunately, this led to a bad fight. Percy believed that Ron had taken his Head Boy badge, which had actually been stolen by Weasley twins Fred and George. Harry found the twins hiding, enchanting the badge to say "Big Head Boy". Later, Ron was also accused of smudging a picture of Percy's girlfriend, Penelope Clearwater with tea.

Also that summer, Sirius Black, the most famous prisoner in Azkaban, escaped, and in light of this incident, security was tightened at Hogwarts which Ron and his friends noticed when the Hogwarts Express was stopped and searched by Dementors. Once at the school, Dumbledore announced that Dementors would be stationed around the school gates to prevent Black from entering Hogwarts. This was done under the assumption that Harry was the target of Sirius Black's future plans. 

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Ron, Harry and Hermione at Hogsmeade

Upon starting the term, the third years began taking new lessons. Ron and Harry had chosen Divination and Care of Magical Creatures, while Hermione decided to take every possible class offered and began to exhibit strange behaviour that neither Ron nor Harry could figure out. The pair quickly decided that Divination was not a class they really liked and that the professor, Sybill Trelawney, was a fraud. Ron's first Care of Magical Creatures was a disater. Hagrid, the new Care of Magical Creatures professor, had planned what he thought to be a spectacular class on hippogriffs, when a hippogriff named Buckbeak attacked Draco Malfoy after Malfoy had insulted the rare creature, causing Malfoy to promise revenge. Also during that week, Ron had his first Defence Against the Dark Arts class with the new professor, Remus Lupin, and in short order Ron thought that Lupin was an excellent professor.

On Hallowe'en, Ron and Hermione went on their first Hogsmeade trip. Harry, however, could not join them as his Uncle Vernon refused to sign his Hogsmeade permission slip, and had to remain at Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Ron and Hermione visited every building in Hogsmeade and brought back loads of sweets from Honeydukes for Harry. That night, while the students were in the Dining Hall, Sirius Black sneaked into Hogwarts, and the students were forced to spend the night in the Dining Hall.

Just before Christmas, Rubeus Hagrid received a complaint from the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures about Buckbeak the hippogriff. When he shared this incident with Ron, Harry, and Hermione, the trio promised to do everything in their power to help defend Buckbeak. Ron and Harry put the defence of Buckbeak on the back-burner when on Christmas Day, Harry received a Firebolt broomstick from a mysterious sender. When Hermione, afraid for Harry's safety, turned the Firebolt in, Ron stopped talking to Hermione. The Firebolt incident only added to the rough tension between the two, as Hermione's new pet Crookshanks had been continually trying to attack Ron's rat, Scabbers. A few weeks later, when the two were on the verge of fighting, Scabbers disappeared and Ron blamed Crookshanks, threatening the friendship between them.

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Ron riding Harry's Firebolt

In the meantime, Black was yet to be found, and the night following the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match, he sneaked into Gryffindor tower. Hearing the sound of ripping bed curtains, Ron awoke with a start to see Sirius Black standing over him holding a knife. He screamed, and Black fled. This incident made Ron famous within the walls of Hogwarts, but he came back down to Earth when Hagrid scolded him and Harry about their treatment of Hermione, who Hagrid told them was in over her head with all of her classes and the work she was doing for Buckbeak. Shocked, the pair patched it up with her a few days later, when they got a letter from Hagrid saying that Buckbeak had been convicted of crimes and sentenced to execution.

With exams coming up, the trio set about studying and attempting to help Hagrid with Buckbeak's appeal. The appeal took place on the last day of their exams. Hearing that Buckbeak was to be executed, Ron, Harry and Hermione went to visit Hagrid in the evening just before the execution. They offered to help set the record straight, but Hagrid told them that they would be in big trouble if they were seen. Helping the sobbing Hagrid with some milk, Hermione found Scabbers. Soon they were hurried out the back of the hut, all the while they continued to lobby for a chance to set the record straight. When they heard what sounded like the killing, Ron, Harry and Hermione set off for Hogwarts in a slight state of shock.

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Sirius Black captures Ron

Before they made it back there, Scabbers began to squirm in Ron's hands and escaped. Not wanting to lose his rat again, Ron chased after Scabbers with Harry and Hermione behind him. He caught up to Scabbers, but not before they were in the shadow of the Whomping Willow tree. He looked up to see a large black dog bearing down upon him. The dog dived at Ron and gripping Ron's arm in its mouth, it dragged him into the Whomping Wllow. To try and stop the dog from pulling him further, Ron tied his feet around a tree branch, but this caused a broken leg. Considering the circumstances surrounding his injury we can assume he broke his ankle. When the dog reached the Shrieking Shack, it let go of Ron and revealed itself to be Sirius Black, the wanted Askaban prisoner. Hearing footsteps approaching, Ron called out a warning for his friends, but it was too late.

Sirius ambushed Harry and Hermione, disarming them when they entered the room where Ron was being held hostage. Upon seeing him, Harry attacked Black with Hermione and the seriously injured Ron helping in any way they could, but Harry could not bring himself to finish the job when he had Black in his power, and he was disarmed by Professor Lupin. Relieved at the sight of Lupin, Ron became worried when Lupin and Black greeted each other like brothers and demanded that Ron turn over his rat, Scabbers. After Ron screamed at the suggestion and Hermione accused Lupin of many terrible things including being a werewolf, Sirius and Lupin began telling a long tale of their youth education at Hogwarts and how a wizard named Peter Pettigrew, who most wizards believed dead, actually betrayed Harry's parents James and Lily Potter. Partially convinced, Ron handed over Scabbers when Lupin promised that if it were actually a rat, no harm would come to it, and Scabbers was revealed to be Pettigrew who confessed to the betrayal and begged for mercy from his former friends.

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Ron with his broken leg unable to walk

When it was decided that Pettigrew should be turned over to the Dementors, Lupin splinted Ron's leg, and the assembled company left for Hogwarts. Along the way, the full moon broke out, and Lupin began to transform into a werewolf. In the skirmish, Pettigrew stole Lupin's wand, attacked the trio, and escaped into the moonlight. Hours later in the hospital wing where he was recovering from his broken leg, Ron was told that Harry and Hermione had managed to save Sirius and Buckbeak from their deaths. For some reason, Madam Pomfrey, who claimed that she can "mend bones in a heartbeat...", on this occasion had Ron remain in the hospital wing with his leg heavily bandaged despite the nurse's previous claims. Perhaps there were complications with his injury considering that he spent a long time in the Shrieking Shack then outside while Lupin transformed into a werewolf and his leg was harmed even further over the course of the evening; for example "Ron yelled with pain when Black toppled over his broken leg." As a replacement for his lost pet, Sirius sent Ron a tiny owl, which Ginny immediately named Pigwidgeon because she thought the name was "sweet"; annoyed and disgusted at this, Ron tried to choose another name, but it was too late, so he settled for using the nickname "Pig".

Fourth yearEdit

"Look, it's always you who gets all the attention, you know it is. I know it's not your fault. I know you don't ask for it...but — well — you know, Ron's got all those brothers to compete against at home, and you're his best friend, and you're really famous — he's always shunted to one side whenever people see you, and he puts up with it, and he never mentions it, but I suppose this is just one time too many..."
Hermione Granger on Ron after Harry's name came out of the Goblet of Fire[src]
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Ron is his fourth year

In the summer of 1994, Ron invited Harry and Hermione to accompany the Weasleys to the Quidditch World Cup, which was being held in Britain for the first time in decades. While Hermione joined the Weasleys at the Burrow, Harry had to be picked up from the Dursleys. Arthur Weasley arranged to pick up Harry via Floo Network, not knowing that the Dursleys' fireplace was blocked, so when Ron, Arthur, Fred and George tried to fetch Harry they ended up stuck in the chimmney. Part of the Dursley's house was destroyed before Harry returned to the Weasley's house. The following day, Harry, Hermione, and all the Weasleys except Molly Weasley left for the Quidditch World Cup, where they set up camp and met many of their friends from Hogwarts or the Ministry. They had prime seats for the match, thanks to Mr Weasley who had helped Ludo Bagman, Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports, out of a messy problem. During the match, Ron watched his Quidditch hero, Viktor Krum, the Bulgarian Seeker, play an excellent match, catching the Snitch to end the game.

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Ron, Harry and Hermione after the riot of the Quidditch World Cup

That night, while the Irish supporters were still awake celebrating their victory, trouble began. The Death Eaters, former followers of Lord Voldemort, who had escaped imprisonment in Askaban, chose to let off a riot. Wearing uniforms, they attacked the camp where Ron and his friends and family were staying. In the incident, Mr Weasley ordered Ron, Harry, Hermione, Fred, George, and Ginny to run for their lives, while he and the older Weasley children set off to help the Ministry of Magic. Running off into the woods, Ron, Hermione, and Harry quickly lost Fred, George and Ginny, but they did find Draco Malfoy. Malfoy meanly suggested that Hermione could be a Muggle-Born target of the Death Eaters, causing Ron to insist that she and Harry join him in going deeper into the woods. Soon they reached a patch of woods giving off a silver glow, where the trio found a few Veela witches and their admiring wizard boyfriends. Ron was entranced and claimed he created a broomstick that could fly to space. However, they would soon come across something more sinister than the Veela witches. Deeper yet, they went, and in a clearing they saw a man cast the Dark Mark, after which Ron, Harry and Hermione were questioned by the Ministry.

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Ron in his bedroom with his dress robes before the start of school

On 1 September, Ron and his friends departed for Hogwarts aboard the Hogwarts Express, where he was taunted and his father and new dress robes were insulted by Draco Malfoy, and that evening at the Welcoming Feast, Dumbledore announced that Hogwarts would host the Triwizard Tournament. Ron found himself caught up in dreams of being a Triwizard Champion, but he was snapped back to reality by his fourth year classes. In Care of Magical Creatures, Hagrid had his students breed terrifying Blast-Ended Skrewts, and in Defence Against the Dark Arts, Ron was impressed by the new professor, "Mad-Eye" Moody, when he taught the class about the three Unforgivable Curses. It was announced that the students from the Durmstrang Institute and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic would be arriving at Hogwarts on 30 October. Ron was impressed by the uniform in which the foreign students arrived in and was surprised when he saw Viktor Krum among the Durmstrang students.

Having discussed the possibility of somehow outsmarting the Goblet of Fire and the Age Line that Dumbledore had cast around it, Ron was surprised to find that Harry's name had come out of the Goblet of Fire. Jealous of Harry's fame and wealth, Ron refused to accept that Harry didn't want to enter the tournament and accused Harry of cheating. After the argument, he and Harry stopped talking to each other, and Ron began hanging out with other Gryffindors like Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan. Ron and Harry did not talk until after the First Task of the Triwizard tournament. Seeing danger, Ron came to the conclusion that someone would have to be mad enough to purposely put their name in the Goblet of Fire. After Harry had passed his first task, Ron joined Hermione in congratulating Harry, and the two became best friends once again.

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Ron in his Yule Ball dress robes

Soon after the first task, Professor McGonagall told Ron and the other Griyffindor boys about the traditional Yule Ball, held during the Triwizard Tournament. While all students above fourth year scampered around trying to find dates, Ron and Harry found it hard to ask girls to the ball. Struck by the beauty and charm of Fleur Delacour, the Triwizard Champion from Beauxbatons Academy and a part-Veela witch, Ron badly asked her to attend the ball with him, but fled in horrifying embarrassment. He also offended Hermione first by not asking her, and then by suggesting that she did not have a date and thus could accompany him. Harry was eventually able to get them both dates with twins Parvati and Padma Patil. Ron's evening was a fiasco of the first sort. His "traditional" Weasley dress robes embarrassed him and his date, Padma Patil, and when Ron saw Hermione with his Quidditch hero, Viktor Krum, he was really jealous. This led to a blazing argument between them during the end of the Yule Ball; though their friendship did not suffer, it was clear that both held feelings for each other, though it would be years before it became obvious to Ron.

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Harry retrieving a captive Ron during the second task

During the Yule Ball, Ron had overheard Hagrid telling the Beaubaxtons Headmistress Olympe Maxime that he was a half-giant. This information was also overheard by Daily Prophet Reporter Rita Skeeter, who wrote an arcticle telling the wizarding world of Hagrid's secret. This drove Hagrid into secret hiding, and he did not return to Hogwarts until Ron, Harry, and Hermione proved that they still liked him, no matter what. On 24 February, Ron was taken as Harry's hostage for the second task of the Triwizard Tournament. When he found out that Harry had stayed behind to save Fleur's hostage Gabrielle Delacour as well, Ron took him to task, but changed his tune when Harry was given extra points for "Loyalty to other champions." Fleur, however, was impressed, and she thanked Ron and Harry in turn for helping save her sister Gabrielle, kissing both of them on the cheek. This resulted in Ron having a very obvious crush on Fleur.

Early in the spring, Ron joined Harry and Hermione in visiting Sirius Black, who had taken to hiding in Hogsmeade. There, they discussed the disappearances of Ministry officials Barty Crouch Sr. and Bertha Jorkins. Harry also ran his theories about Severus Snape by Sirius, but they were shot down, to Ron's chagrin. In the weeks leading up to the final tournament task, Ron and Hermione helped Harry prepare by researching and trying out different jinxes and other helpful spells for the task. Ron and Hermione watched Harry together from the sidelines. They were shocked when Harry returned with Cedric Diggory's dead body. They rushed to the hospital wing after the mourning, but they did not find Harry there. Ron was relieved to see Harry when he was brought to the infirmary by Professor Dumbledore, eagerly wanted to question Harry about Diggory, but he was told off by Molly Weasley who, along with his brother Bill Weasley, had come to watch Harry. Ron was furious with the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, when he refused to believe Harry and Dumbledore, and calmed Molly when she was shocked by Black's appearance in the room. Ron did not go against Harry's story when he finally heard it, sticking by his best friend.

Fifth yearEdit

"Weasley cannot save a thing, he cannot block a single ring.
That's why Slytherins all sing, Weasley is our king!...
"
Slytherins mock Ron about his Keeper abilities[src]
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Ron in his fifth year

With the start of the Second Wizarding War and Voldemort's rise to power, Dumbledore reconstructed the Order of the Phoenix. Early in the summer of 1995, the Order moved into headquarters at 12 Grimmauld Place and Ron with it. There, he was joined by his school friend Hermione. Together, they helped Mrs Weasley clean the old house and kept an ear out for information about Harry. Early in August, he finally arrived at the headquarters but only after a Dementor attack on his Muggle cousin. Ron felt sorry about having to keep Harry in the dark, but quickly became aware of Harry's angry temper, which was very close to the surface due to Harry's increasing feelings of persecution and isolation.

Throughout August, they stayed at Grimmauld Place, and late in the month, Ron received quite a shock. He was named Gryffindor prefect, along with Hermione. For this traditional Weasley achievement, Molly and Arthur gave him a new broomstick, a Cleansweep Eleven. Bound by their prefect duties, Ron and Hermione could not initially join Harry on the Hogwarts Express, but had to go to another compartment to learn of their prefect responsibilities before they were able to join up with Harry in his compartment for the last part of their journey to Hogwarts. That evening, Ron was worried when Hagrid was not at his seat at the welcoming feast and disconcerted by the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, Dolores Umbridge, who Harry thought worked for Fudge.

Ron's fears were realised when Professor Umbridge refused to teach the class defensive magic, and put Harry in a week's worth of detention for speaking out about Voldemort and his Death Eaters. That first week of school, Ron also tried out to be the Gryffindor Quidditch team's Keeper. He won the position, but according to Quidditch Captain Angelina Johnson, he needed more improvement. Ron's Quidditch practices left him behind in his homework, to Hermione's chagrin. Soon, news of Ron's prefect position reached his very busy brother, Percy Weasley, and Percy sent Ron a letter advising him to disfriend with Harry, whom he accused of being a mad wizard that supported Sirius Black. This letter enraged Ron and Hermione, even though Harry tried to pass it off as a joke.

Late in September, one evening when Harry returned from detention with Professor Umbridge, Ron, somewhat reluctantly, joined Hermione in convincing that Harry teach his fellow students defence against the dark arts. Harry initially disagreed, but after a few days he agreed. Around this time, Professor Umbridge was appointed the first Hogwarts High Inquisitor, giving her the power to randomly create new school rules and inspect teachers lessons.

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The meeting of students in the Hog's Head that would become known as Dumbledore's Army.

Late in October, students above third year had their first visit to Hogsmeade. There, Harry, Ron, and Hermione met with several students who were interested in learning proper defence. Ron defended Harry when questions rose, and was among the first to sign the Dumbledore's Army recruitment parchment. On the way home from Hogsmeade, Ron became upset when he learned from Hermione that his sister Ginny was dating. The following morning, Ron awoke to find that suddenly, by order of Professor Umbridge, all student groups had been disbanded including the House Quidditch teams, but he was mollified when Harry said they would continue with their secret group, which Ginny named "Dumbledore's Army" during their first meeting, mocking the Ministry of Magic's fears of student uprisings.

In the weeks following the first Dumbledore's Army meeting, Quidditch season arrived. Ron had nervous issues prior to the first match against Slytherin. They had made badges saying "Weasley is our king," which Harry decided could not mean anything good. In an attempt to distract Ron from the Slytherins, Hermione kissed him on the cheek for luck, effectively stunning Ron. Ron's play was abysmal, and it was not helped by the Slytherins' new song also entitled, "Weasley is Our King." Following the game, Ron wanted to resign, but learned he could not, as Harry Potter, Fred, and George had been banned for life. That evening, Hagrid returned from his unknown disapperrence. Although initially resistant, he regaled Ron, Hermione, and Harry with his tales of the giants, though he refused to give them any hint about he came about his gruesome injuries from Golgomath's giants.

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The Weasleys are informed of their father's attack at the Ministry

Following Hagrid's return, he took up his post as Care of Magical Creatures professor. In Hagrid's first lesson, Ron learned about Thestrals, magical creatures that could only be seen by wizards and witches who had witnessed death. Frequent Dumbledore's Army meetings, O.W.L. homework, and his prefect duties took up most of Ron's time as the holidays approached. Following the last meeting of the term, Ron was amazed at Harry's "romantic" tale, earning him a stern talking to from Hermione who suggested that Ron had "the emotional range of a teaspoon." That night, Harry witnessed Ron's father, Arthur Weasley, being attacked by Lord Voldemort's snake, Nagini. When Harry's story was confirmed by Dumbledore and McGonagall, Ron, his siblings, and Harry were immediately sent to the Order's Headquarters, so they could look in on their father's convalescence, and there they spent the Christmas holidays, joined by Hermione the next day.

During their first trip to St. Mungo's Hospital, Ron overheard Mad Eye Moody thinking that Harry had been possessed by Voldemort. Ron was worried when Harry became quiet after the visit and wanted to talk to Harry about it. He got his chance after Hermione arrived and convinced Harry to come downstairs. Ron, Hermione, and Ginny told Harry how worried they had been and managed to confess that he was not being possessed. They had an enjoyable holiday, but on their second visit to the hospital, Ron learned the truth about the torture of Neville Longbottom's parents.

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Ron with siblings Fred and George, and Ginny practising with the D.A.

Throughout the term, Ron continued to learn defensive magic from Harry. He also stayed on the Griyffindor Quidditch team, despite his very poor performances. Due to Quidditch, he missed the Valentine's Day visit to Hogsmeade. Though, he was impressed that Harry went public and hopeful that people might believe Harry when The Quibbler came out. Soon, Umbridge managed to sack Professor Trelawney, but her ability to name a replacement was pre-empted when Dumbledore arranged to have Firenze the Centaur teach the subject. Soon after that, Marietta Edgecombe, a friend of Ravenclaw Student Cho Chang's who only reluctantly joined Dumbledore's Army, told Umbridge about the group, but was unable to give up any pertinent information once she saw a jinx activate on her face. Ron was able to escape when Umbridge, raided the Dumbledore's Army headquarters, but he was incensed when Professor Dumbledore was forced out of the school. He was also wary when his brothers Fred and George Weasley said they were going to do their part for Professor Dumbledore. After Fred and George's secret escape from Hogwarts, Ron was certain that his mother would blame him, but he was saved from this fate when Harry revealed that it was he who financed Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

Ron played in the final Quidditch match of the season, though Harry and Hermione did not watch, as Hagrid finally revealed the source of his injuries to them. Ron played better, and Gryffindor won the Quidditch Cup. Ron was unable to settle to his studies the following day, but Harry and Hermione brought him down with Hagrid's secret injuries. Soon, their Ordinary Wizarding Level exams were upon them. Ron managed to do very well, but he made a few mistakes. During their final exam, Harry dozed off and had another vision. This time, he saw Sirius being tortured by Voldemort in the Ministry. When Harry told Ron and Hermione of this they were wary, and Hermione suggested that Harry try to contact Sirius first. Ron ran off to distract Umbridge, but the plan failed, and Ron and his friends were rounded up and taken to Umbridge's office. There, Ron, Ginny, Neville, and Luna Lovegood managed to fight off Umbridge and her Slytherin Guards and escape to find Harry and Hermione.

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Ron, Luna, Neville, Harry, and Ginny in the Department of Mysteries

Ron insisted that he join Harry in rescuing Sirius, but also insisted that the rest remain behind, but realised when many Thestrals appeared. When Harry led them into the Department of Mysteries, Ron stuck with him into the deepest recesses of the Department. There, the six Dumbledore's Army members were ambushed by twelve Death Eaters, led by wizarding aristocat Lucius Malfoy, and Ron helped defend the prophecy Harry took from the Hall Of Prophecies, but his fight was soon over as a Death Eater had wiped his brains. Ron was so confused that he summoned a tentacled-brain from a vat in the Thought Chamber and was attacked by it. Ron soon recovered. Ron was devastated by Sirius's death, but Hermione made sure that Sirius's death was not discussed around Harry.

Sixth yearEdit

Hermione: "You said to us once before that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?"
Ron: "We're with you, whatever happens."
— Hermione and Ron commit to the Horcrux hunt with Harry[src]
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Ron after winning a Quidditch game for Gryffindor in 1996

During the summer following the battle, Ron learned he had received seven O.W.L.s, only failing Divination and History of Magic. Ron explained he did not mind, as he wasn't planning to take those in his sixth year, regardless. Also during that summer, Ron learned that his brother Bill was engaged to Fleur Delacour. While this annoyed his mother, sister, and later Hermione, Ron took to defending Fleur and if she surprised him, he would still take on that dumbstruck look. His soft spot for Fleur particularly annoyed Hermione, who was finding it harder to keep her feelings for him under wraps. When Ron and Hermione learned that Harry was in fact the "Chosen One," Ron was shocked and amazed, but remained at Harry's side.

Ron would suffer much personal turmoil in his sixth year. Harry was named Gryffindor team captain. Ron was nervous about Quidditch try-outs, but beat out Cormac McLaggen in saves, partly because Hermione cast a Confundus Charm on McLaggen in retaliation for him insulting Ron and Ginny. He was also envious when Harry and Hermione were invited to the Slug Club, while the new Potions professor Horace Slughorn ignored him, and when he was paid attention to, he usually got his name wrong. During this time, Ron showed brief flashes of jealousy about Harry and Hermione's closeness. He would take exception whenever Hermione complimented Harry on something Ron thought was equally due to him. Ron was temporarily mollified about this when Hermione asked if he would like to attend the club's Christmas party with her, and he agreed.

Ron was also worried over his sister's increasing involvement with boys, and after stumbling upon her kissing Dean Thomas, he blew up at her. In retaliation, Ginny belittled him for his complete inexperience with the opposite gender, declaring that Harry and Hermione had also snogged people. The siblings treated each other coldly afterwards, and Ron was so bothered by this — and by the revelation that Hermione had kissed Viktor Krum almost two years earlier — that he began to perform poorly in Quidditch. He also began to treat Hermione with a cold indifference, which confused her. He even offered to resign from the team. To boost his confidence, Harry pretended to pour the Felix Felicis into Ron's pumpkin juice at breakfast. Harry even allowed Hermione to see the vial, so she would object to the cheating. This convinced Ron that he had an edge in the game, which caused him to play excellently. However, when after the match Harry revealed it was a trick, Ron rounded on Hermione and accused her of having no faith in his abilities.

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Ron after ingesting poison

Shortly thereafter, Ron began his exhibitionist relationship with Lavender Brown. Hermione, incredibly angry and hurt by Ron's vindictive actions, conjured a flock of canaries to attack him; the birds scratched Ron badly, and he and Hermione stopped talking to each other. Hermione attended the Slug Club's Christmas party, she had originally wanted to attend with Ron but went with his hated rival, Cormac McLaggen, while Ron snogged Lavender in public and made fun of Hermione's behaviour in Transfiguration class, reducing her to tears. By Christmas break, however, Ron was becoming disenchanted with his relationship with Lavender, who had become increasingly possessive, annoyed him with the nickname "Won-Won," and gave him a gift of a necklace that said "My Sweetheart". Hermione did not come to the the Burrow for the holidays, as she usually did, and Ron made an attempt to speak to her after returning to school, but she ignored him.

In March, Ron ate chocolate that he believed to be from his birthday presents, but was in fact a gift from Romilda Vane to Harry spiked with a Love Potion. Upon ingesting the chocolate, Ron became maddened with an obsessive need to see and be with Romilda. When he was taken to Slughorn's office to get an antidote, he was nearly killed by poisoned mead intended for Albus Dumbledore. Harry managed to save Ron with a bezoar.

A panic-stricken Hermione arrived at the hospital wing, forgetting her anger with him. Ron said Hermione's name in his sleep upon hearing her speak for the first time all day, and the two quietly reconciled after his near-death experience. Ron also took to feigning sleep whenever Lavender tried to visit him. His subsequent avoidance of Lavender and simultaneous spending more time with Hermione made Lavender suspicious; after she spotted him and Hermione leaving the boys' dormitories, seemingly alone (Harry was with them, but under his Cloak of Invisibility), Lavender ended the relationship, much to Ron's relief.

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Hermione sits by Ron's bedside after he was poisoned

A little later, Ron was suitably impressed when Harry told him and Hermione how he managed to obtain the Horcrux memory from Professor Slughorn. A few weeks later, when Harry used Sectumsempra on Draco Malfoy, Ron lent his potions book to Harry, so Professor Snape would not confiscate the Half-Blood Prince's book. Throughout this school year, Ron had defended Harry's use of the Half-Blood Prince's book. He thought that "the prince" had a good sense of humour and that the book was essentially harmless. Occasionally, he was jealous, because the book helped Harry cultivate the favour of Professor Slughorn, but even after the incident Ron called "the prince" a genius.

On the night of the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Ron took Felix Felicis on Harry's instructions, along with Hermione and Ginny. Those three were joined by Neville and Luna, whom Hermione had summoned using the D.A. coins. While Hermione and Luna monitored Professor Snape's office, Ron and the others watched the Room of Requirement. Ron fought in the battle and survived without any major injuries, thanks to the Felix Felicis. He was shaken by his oldest brother Bill's scarring at the hands of the vicious werewolf Fenrir Greyback. Shortly afterwards, Ron attended the funeral of Albus Dumbledore, where he comforted a sobbing Hermione. He and Hermione informed Harry of their intention to accompany him on a quest to locate and destroy the Horcruxes of Lord Voldemort, forgoing their seventh year of school.[9]

Search for the Horcruxes (1997-1998)Edit

Harry: "If you think I’m going to let six people risk their lives — !"
Ron: "—because it’s the first time for all of us."
— Ron and Harry before the Battle of the Seven Potters[src]

During the summer of 1997, Ron began planning ahead for his mission with Harry and Hermione. With the help of his father and Fred and George Weasley, Ron transfigured the family ghoul to resemble himself sick with spattergroit, which would serve as his alibi for not attending his seventh year of Hogwarts while travelling with his friends.

Battle of the seven PottersEdit

"Ron was great. Wonderful. Stunned one of the Death Eaters, straight to the head, and when you're aiming at a moving target from a flying broom —"
—Nymphadora Tonks commenting on Ron battling the Death Eaters[src]
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Harry embracing Ron and Hermione after the Battle of the Seven Potters

In late July, he participated in the Order's operation to remove Harry from his childhood home, taking Polyjuice Potion to be one of the "seven Potters." He flew with Nymphadora Tonks; they were pursued by at least three Death Eaters during the battle, including Bellatrix and Rodolphus Lestrange. Ron stunned one Death Eater in the face while flying. Ron reassured Hermione by nuzzling her back slightly upon landing as she had been quite worried about him and he was saddened at the death of Mad-Eye Moody. He was also saddened by the death of Harry's beloved pet owl Hedwig, which he comforted Harry over. Ron became concerned when Harry had a vision of Garrick Ollivander being tortured by Lord Voldemort.

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Ron during the reading of Albus Dumbledore's will

Once Ron, Harry, and Hermione were all convened at the Burrow, they made plans to leave, much to the displeasure of Ron's worried mother. During the preparations for Bill's wedding, Mrs Weasley set Ron, Harry, and Hermione to separate tasks to prevent them from planning. On Harry's seventeenth birthday, Ron gave Harry a copy of Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches. Later that evening, Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour visited the Burrow to dispense the contents of Dumbledore's will. He questioned the trio, and Ron let slip that they had no idea why Dumbledore would bequeath anything to him. Ron received Dumbledore's Deluminator.

Escape from the BurrowEdit

"You're amazing, you are."
—Ron complimenting Hermione, after realising that she had packed their things already[src]

The trio attended the wedding in which all summer they had been forced to prepare the Burrow for, the marrying couple was Ron's older brother Bill to Fleur Delacour on 1 August. Ron was irked that Viktor Krum was a guest, especially since he immediately complimented Hermione, who Ron quickly asked to dance shortly afterwards. When Viktor Krum asked who he thought was Barny Weasley (though it was really Harry in disguise) about the pair, he was disappointed to learn that they were "sort of" together.

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Ron casting a Stunning Spell in the café.

The celebrations were interrupted with the news that the Ministry of Magic had fallen to Voldemort, and Hermione Disapparated herself, Ron and Harry away from the danger to Tottenham Court Road. This was the starting point to the trio's adventure and search for the Horcruxes they needed to bring down Lord Voldemort. After they arrived at Luchino café they were ambushed by Death Eaters Antonin Dolohov and Thorfinn Rowle there and a skirmish broke out, after stunning and wiping the memories of the Death Eaters the trio took refuge in Harry's inherited house 12 Grimmauld Place left to him by Sirius Black.

Infiltration of the Ministry of MagicEdit

Ron: "Dad said everyone from Magical Maintenance wears navy blue robes."
Hermione: "But you never told us that!"
— Hermione regarding the infiltration plan[src]
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Ron watches out for Mafalda Hopkirk to arrive at the Ministry

There, the trio learned from Kreacher that Regulus Black had stolen the Horcrux Voldemort had made of Salazar Slytherin's Locket in 1979, and that it had been stolen from 12 Grimmauld Place by Mundungus Fletcher. Under interrogation, he informed them that the locket was now in the possession of Dolores Umbridge.

While they were waiting for Kreacher to fetch Mundungus, they were visited by Remus Lupin. He informed the trio about the goings on in the wider Wizarding world. He told them that Harry was now the most wanted wizard in Britain and that Muggle-born witches and wizards were being rounded up. Ron immediately said that he would vouch for Hermione.

They formulated a plan to infiltrate the Ministry, involving the use of Polyjuice Potion to assume the forms of Ministry employees Reginald Cattermole, Albert Runcorn and Mafalda Hopkirk.Ron, disguised as Reginald Cattermole, quickly found himself forced to separate from his friends, as Death Eater and new head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Yaxley, demanded that "Cattermole" fix the rain in his office.

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Ron splinched in the escape from the ministry

Ron was in over his head, but may have found a solution to the problem after asking Arthur, who had no idea of Ron's true identity, for help. The trio reunited after Harry and Hermione stole the locket from Umbridge and freed some Muggle-born witches and wizards being held by the Muggle-Born Registration Commission, and then escaped, but were forced to abandon Grimmauld Place as a hideout.[22] Ron splinched himself during their escape into the countryside and was weakened by his injury. After receiving some treatment from Hermione, Ron fretted over the fate of the Cattermoles.

Departure and returnEdit

Ron: "Oh, you're sure, are you? Right then, well, I won't bother myself about them. It's all right for you, isn't it, with your parents safely out of the way —"
Harry: "My parents are dead!"
Ron: "And mine could be going the same way!"
— Ron lashes out against Harry.[src]
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Ron and Harry fight right before Ron abandons the Horcrux hunt

Afterward, weeks passed with no further progress. This, as well as the locket's negative influence, caused great tension and animosity amongst the group of friends. When he wore the locket, Ron was sullen and suspicious, lashing out at his friends and continuously complaining. Ron abruptly abandoned his friends one evening after getting into a fight with Harry over the additional task of locating Godric Gryffindor's Sword in order to destroy the locket. He accused Harry of having no plan and of not being very concerned about Ginny, whom they had learned was punished back at Hogwarts. When Ron asked if Hermione was going with him and she told him that she was staying, he accused her of choosing Harry over him, and left, despite Hermione screaming and crying for him to come back.

As soon as he was outside the influence of the Horcrux, Ron came to his senses and tried to return. However, he had a run-in with Snatchers first, who interrogated him. Ron claimed to be Stan Shunpike, and then took an opportunity to escape. He Apparated numerous times to try to find Harry and Hermione, Splinching fingernails off at one point, but could not find them. He then went to stay with Bill and Fleur at their new home, Shell Cottage. Soon after Christmas, Ron used the Deluminator Dumbledore bequeathed him to locate his friends.

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Ron returns and destroys the locket

Ron made his way to the Forest of Dean, where he arrived just in time to rescue Harry from drowning in a semi-frozen pond. When Ron attempted to use Godric Gryffindor's Sword to destroy the locket, horrible, spectral images of Harry and Hermione came forth which cruelly mocked Ron about his many insecurities including his fears that Hermione would choose Harry over Ron. This brought Ron to the point of tears. However, Ron successfully stabbed the Horcrux with Godric Gryffindor's Sword.

Afterwards, Harry took Ron aside to assuage his fears about Harry and Hermione. Saving Harry's life earned him Harry's forgiveness, but Hermione — who was unaware of what the Horcrux had done — was still furious with him for his abandonment for some time and attacked him mercilessly upon sight until Harry cast the Shield Charm to stop her.[22]

Ambush at Lovegood HouseEdit

"Aha! That's got to be Luna's house, who else would live in a place like that? It looks like a giant rook!"
—Ron describing the Lovegood's house.[src]
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Ron leads the way to the Lovegood's house

Upon his return, Ron was happy to the point of giddiness, because he thought that they had an ally out there somewhere. He sought to hide this happiness when around Hermione in an act of contrition. When Hermione proposed a trip to the Lovegood's house to investigate a recurring symbol, Ron wholeheartedly agreed. Harry privately accused Ron of only agreeing to get back on Hermione's good side, a fact that he did not deny stating, "All's fair in love and war, and this is a little bit of both."

The trio learned of the existence of the Deathly Hallows from Xenophilius Lovegood. Xenophilius, worried for his daughter Luna, who was being held hostage by Death Eaters, tried to capture the trio. They narrowly escaped, Hermione engineering it in a way that preserved Ron's alibi of being sick at home. While Harry obsessed over the Hallows, Ron and Hermione thought they should focus on finding the Horcruxes, as Dumbledore had instructed them. During Harry's period of listless obsession, Ron's leadership qualities began to show. He suggested that they search many wizarding settlements for clues if only to be in motion and actively searching.

Skirmish at the Malfoy ManorEdit

Bellatrix: "All except... except for the Mudblood."
Ron: "No! You can have me, keep me!"
Bellatrix: "If she dies under questioning, I'll take you next. Blood traitor is next to Mudblood in my book. Take them downstairs, Greyback, and make sure they are secure, but do nothing more to them — yet."
— Ron and Bellatrix Lestrange in Malfoy Manor[src]
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Ron and Hermione held captive at the Malfoy Manor

During the Easter holidays of 1998, the trio was captured by a gang of Snatchers led by Fenrir Greyback after Harry broke the Taboo curse on Voldemort's name. Hermione hit Harry with a Stinging Hex in order to shield him. Harry, Hermione, and Ron quickly lied and gave fake names; Harry being Vernon Dudley, Hermione being Penelope Clearwater, and Ron being Stan Shunpike. Ron was beaten, his mouth bleeding horribly, and was then forced to use another name, Barny Weasley. They were then brought to Malfoy Manor, where Ron tried to persuade Bellatrix Lestrange to take him for questioning instead of Hermione, but was forced into the dungeon with Harry, Dean Thomas, and Griphook, where they found Luna and Mr Ollivander, who had been captured in 1996.

Hermione was kept upstairs and tortured by Bellatrix, her screams reducing Ron to tears. The group was saved by Dobby, who was sent by Aberforth Dumbledore. He freed Harry and Ron to run upstairs to save Hermione, who managed to lie under torture about where they had obtained Godric Gryffindor's Sword. Ron Disarmed Bellatrix after she avoided a chandelier dropped by Dobby, and pulled Hermione from the wreckage of the fallen chandelier, Disapparating them both to Bill and Fleur's home Shell Cottage. They stayed there with Luna, Fleur, Bill, Mr Ollivander, and Griphook. He attended the burial of Dobby, where he humbly gave him his shoes and socks.

Gringotts Break-inEdit

"This is Dragomir Despard. He speaks very little English, But he is in sympathy with the Dark Lord's aims. He has travelled here from Transylvania to see our new regime."
—Hermione, disguised as Bellatrix Lestrange, introducing a disguised Ron to Travers[src]
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Ron and Hermione (disguised as Dragomir Despard and Bellatrix Lestrange) break into Gringotts Bank

There, Hermione recovered and she, Ron, and Harry planned to break into Gringotts Wizarding Bank in order to take Helga Hufflepuff's cup, and a Horcrux, within the Lestrange Vault. Griphook the goblin agreed to help them in exchange for Gryffindor's Sword. Ron, knowing that the sword was needed to destroy horcruxes was reluctant to let Harry part with it. Harry suggested that they delay handing the sword over until the Horcruxes were destroyed. As the planning went forward, Ron along with Harry and Hermione found Griphook to be increasingly distasteful.

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The trio escaping from Gringotts on a Dragon's back

On the morning of 1 May, 1998, they broke into Gringotts with Hermione disguised as Bellatrix Lestrange, Ron as a fictional foreign wizard named "Dragomir Despard," and Harry under his Invisibility Cloak with Griphook. As they were headed down into the vaults, the Gringotts defences were set against them, and Ron's disguise melted away. Once in the vault, it was discovered that all the treasure had Geminio and Flagrante spells put on them. Although they were betrayed by Griphook, the trio obtained Helga Hufflepuff's cup and escaped the wizarding bank on the back of a dragon.[22]

The Battle of HogwartsEdit

"They can help. We don't know where it is. We've got to find it fast. We don't have to tell them it's a Horcrux."
—Ron persuades Harry to let Dumbledore's Army help find Ravenclaw's diadem[src]
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Ron and Hermione in the Chamber of Secrets

After getting off the dragon escaping from the wizarding bank, Ron saw Harry having one of his visions. He was told that Lord Voldemort finally knew that they were hunting Horcruxes and that the final one was at Hogwarts. To that end, Harry, Ron, and Hermione apparated under the Invisibility cloak to Hogsmeade looking for a way into Hogwarts. They were soon cornered by Death Eaters set to watch the town. Ron drew his wand ready to fight them, but Harry suggested that advantage lay in stealth and that attacking would give away their position. Once the Death Eaters ordered dementors to search the town for the trio, they found refuge in the Hog's Head. After a heated discussion with the proprietor who turned out to be Aberforth Dumbledore, they were lead into Hogwarts by Neville Longbottom. They arrived in the Room of Requirement and found that the reformed Dumbledore's Army was hiding out there. Ron helped persuade Harry to let the others help.

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Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley run from the towering flames

While Harry searched for Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem, Ron and Hermione entered the Chamber of Secrets to retrieve basilisk fangs. Ron mimicked the Parseltongue he had heard Harry use to open Salazar Slytherin's locket and succeeded in gaining entrance to the Chamber. Hermione used the fangs to destroy the Horcrux of Helga Hufflepuff's cup, and they then reunited with Harry. When Ron expressed desire to evacuate the house-elves from the Kitchens, Hermione, who had always been concerned for creatures so often mistreated by society, was so touched that she ran and nuzzled and kissed him, much to Ron's delight. However, their kiss was interrupted by Harry, who pointed out that there was a war going on.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione entered the Room of Requirement to find Ravenclaw's diadem, but were ambushed by Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle. When Crabbe unleashed a cursed fire, the trio escaped by means of broomsticks; Harry saved Draco, and Ron and Hermione saved Goyle. They then witnessed the death of Ron's brother Fred in combat, which devastated Ron, who wanted revenge. Hermione managed to calm him by reminding him that they would have to fight on their way to finding Nagini, Voldemort's final Horcrux. The trio made their way to the Shrieking Shack, and witnessed the snake kill Severus Snape on Voldemort's orders. While dying, Severus Snape's memories leaked out of him, which Harry collected into a glass phial.

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Ron and Molly crying over dead Fred

During the pause in the Battle of Hogwarts, Ron went to the Great Hall, where Bill comforted him over Fred's death and Hermione comforted Ginny. Harry went up to Dumbledore's office and emptied Snape's memories into the Pensieve. He entered the Pensieve and finally learned the truth of it all. After emerging from the Pensieve, he made use of the distraction to slip out and confront Voldemort. Following his alleged death, the battle resumed, and Ron and Neville Longbottom brought Fenrir Greyback down together. Ron witnessed Harry defeat Lord Voldemort once and for all, and survived the battle without serious injury.[22]

Later life (1998-2017)Edit

Albus Potter: "Why are they all staring?"
Ron: "Don't let it worry you. It's me. I'm extremely famous."
— Ron telling his nephew, Albus Potter, why everyone on the Hogwarts Express was staring at them, on September 1, 2017.[src]
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Ron at age 37.

Ron never received a seventh year of education at Hogwarts. Instead, he moved on to become an Auror, along with Harry, at the Ministry of Magic.[15] Their work in the Ministry revolutionised the Auror department, and, along with Hermione, they helped "make a new world" for the wizarding community.[23] Two years after he started at the Auror Office, he left to help his brother George at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes on Diagon Alley.[24] His decision to do so was questioned by Rita Skeeter, who thought that Ron was tired of standing in Harry's shadow, and wrote in her gossip column that Ron was likely mentally ill (this must, of course, be taken with more than a small pinch of salt due to Rita's habit of writing scathing and lies in articles), having said himself that the Horcrux hunt had "took its toll" on him.[24]

Sometime between 1998 and 2006, Ron married Hermione, and the couple had two children: Rose and Hugo. Ron is also the godfather and uncle of Harry and Ginny's oldest son.[25] At some point, Ron, Harry and Hermione were all featured on Chocolate Frog Cards for their accomplishments, which Ron considered his "finest hour".[26]

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Ron with his family.

Ron, Hermione and their children Rose and Hugo all attended the final of the 427th Quidditch World Cup in the Patagonian Desert in July 2014, alongside Harry, Ginny, James, Albus, Teddy Lupin, Neville, Hannah, Luna, Rolf, Bill, Fleur, Victoire and potentially others.[24]

In August of 2017, Ron obtained a Muggle driving-license.[27] He also admitted putting a Confundus Charm on the Muggle driving inspector because he had forgotten to use his wing mirror properly, excusing this mistake because casting a Supersensory Charm would be more effective. That year, he and Hermione sent their daughter off for her first year at Hogwarts, and Ron encouraged Rose to be sorted into Gryffindor house and to beat Scorpius Malfoy in marks. He hugged Hugo gently.

Ron also became close with Harry's children, one of whom, James, was his godson. Lily Luna Potter and Ron's son were close in age and good friends, as were Ron's daughter and Albus Severus Potter.

Physical appearanceEdit

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Ron Weasley, in 1997

Ron inherited the typical Weasley family traits: fiery red hair and a freckled complexion. When he becomes embarrassed, his ears notably turn red. He has blue eyes, a long nose, and is described as being very tall and lanky, with big hands and feet.[17] In this way, his stature is similar to those of his older brothers Bill and Percy, rather than the stockier Charlie, and Fred and George. By the time he was 17, Ron was 5'9 inches tall and weighed 152 pounds[1]

His sister Ginny once joked to Romilda that Ron had a Pygmy Puff tattoo,[9] though it is doubtful that the remark had any truth in it.

By 2014, when he was at the age of 34, Rita Skeeter remarked on a Daily Prophet gossip column that his "famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly".[24]

Personality and traitsEdit

Luna: "He says very funny things sometimes, doesn't he?... But he can be a bit unkind. I noticed that last year."
Harry: "I s'pose,"
— Harry and Luna discussing Ron in 1996[src]

Ron was a very funny person, but often emotionally immature, and insensitive.[28] He had a sardonic, wisecracking sense of humour that often brought his friends laughter and relaxation. However, as Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood pointed out, his humour could occasionally be hurtful, even if unintentionally.[9] Hermione was frequently frustrated with Ron's immaturity, once commenting that he had the "emotional range of a teaspoon".[18] During his time searching for Voldemort's Horcruxes with Harry and Hermione, Ron matured greatly, and even took to leading the trio when Harry temporarily fell into a depressive mood.[22]

Ron's character was also marked by moodiness and insecurity. He could be argumentative, a trait particularly displayed in his bickering with Hermione. He also had a fierce temper, which was especially prone to provocation if his loved ones were insulted, and was not above undermining the ways of wizarding kind during confrontations (e.g. he had, on more than one occasion, opted to manually resort to the use of his fists rather than his wand when provoked). Ron frequently demonstrated great bravery in attempting to protect those he loved, from facing his arachnophobia to stand by Harry in his second year[20] to trying to take Hermione's place when Bellatrix Lestrange isolated her for interrogation with the Cruciatus Curse.[22]

Ron: "What are you doing? Are you staying, or what?"
Hermione: "I... Yes — yes, I'm staying. Ron, we said we'd go with Harry, we said we'd help —"
Ron: "I get it. You choose him."
Hermione: "Ron, no — please — come back, come back!"
— Ron after an argument with Harry and Hermione.[src]
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Ron playing Quidditch as Keeper

As a boy, Ron was very sensitive about his family's poverty, and sometimes embarrassed by them. Many, if not all, of Ron's possessions were hand-me-downs, including his robes, school books, wand, and even a pet rat whom he called Scabbers. His family's lack of finances often made Ron a target for taunting by Draco Malfoy, a spoiled, arrogant Slytherin.[17] Ron was also prone to insecurity about his abilities, when compared to his older siblings and to his famous best friend. When he felt insecure or embarrassed, it was noted that his ears turned red. This became his tell-tale sign of his anger and embarrassment.[19] He felt as if he was consistently overshadowed by the legacy of his older brothers and the fame of Harry; this lead to a feeling of being "second-best".

Although passionate about Quidditch, especially the Chudley Cannons, and a fine flyer, Ron had a problem with nerves, and sometimes his playing ability suffered for it.[18] Salazar Slytherin's Locket revealed that Ron's deepest fears were that his mother loved him least and that Hermione preferred Harry to him.[22] He also suffered from arachnophobia, a fear originating from his brother Fred transfiguring his teddy bear into a spider when Ron was a child.[20]

Ron was particularly fond of food. He had a tendency to talk with his mouth full, often to Hermione's disgust, and a great fondness for bacon sandwiches, though he disliked corned beef sandwiches, as mentioned in his first year; his love of food eventually made him settle into a portly middle age. And like Harry, Ron was intelligent, but lacked the motivation to put forth effort in class; during their years at school, Ron frequently expected Hermione's help, and when she either refused or was unavailable, he was often dumbfounded about how to proceed.

Ron's point of view on many topics was often that of the stereotypical wizard, which clashed many times with those of Harry and Hermione because they were both raised by Muggles; but in exchange, he was typically more aware of standard factors abided by wizardkind. Examples of this are that while he liked Lupin the entire third year, the moment he discovered that Lupin was a werewolf he exclaimed "Get away from me, werewolf!"; that he was more shocked than Harry and Hermione at discovering that Hagrid was half giant; and when he got into an argument with Griphook over wizards not giving goblins wands. However, he was clearly very much appreciative of Dobby's sacrifice for them, as he helped Harry dig the grave, found it difficult to say stuff at the grave (it is mentioned it "came out thickly", implying he was choked up), and he had sat on a rock and stripped off his shoes and socks, giving them to Dobby to be buried in.

Ron was also shown to have a habit of swearing. In 1993, he called Professor Snape something that caused Hermione to exclaim: "Ron!". Also, after Draco Malfoy insulted him, Ron told him to do something he would never have dared say in front of Mrs Weasley. He also called Draco Malfoy a "two face-bastard" during the Battle of Hogwarts after saving him from a Death Eater, and rescuing him for a second time, from death.

Ron was brave, to a level which would put him on a par with his best friend Harry; he never hesitated to put himself into extremely dangerous situations with his best friends Harry and Hermione, and as shown many times, he would rather die than have someone else he cared about be harmed. He risked his life on many occasions, and his bravery was not unnoticed by his friends.

Ron was also a person who liked to do things the easy way, as he did not like to work hard. This quality was reflected in his first year when he just picked up books from the Hogwarts Library shelves randomly when finding out about Nicolas Flamel. He also had a tendency to make up predictions for his Divination homework, and frequently copied most of his homework from Hermione Granger. However, he could afford to let go of this tendency of his during tougher times, like when he researched information to help Hagrid in letting off Buckbeak in his third year. His peculiar trait did not seem to vanish, even after he grew up, as he confunded his driving examiner and shrugged off his guilt by saying "I could always use a Supersensory Charm for that".

Ron was very protective of those he cared about, and this was shown perhaps, best of all, when Ginny was involved in a relationship with Dean Thomas. He was, of course, looking out for her, but his temper got the best of him and he lashed out at her, as she did the same to him.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

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Ron's Jack Russel Terrier Patronus

"First — to Mr Ronald Weasley for the best played game of chess Hogwarts has seen in many years, I award Gryffindor house fifty points."
Dumbledore at the leaving feast giving Gryffindor fifty points for Ron's noble sacrifice.[src]
Ron was often insecure about his own abilities when compared to his elder brothers and famous best friend. However, once that lessened a little bit he proved to be a powerful wizard in his own right.
  • Tactical thinking: Ron was good with tactical thinking and showed a talent for thinking outside of the box. For example, it was Ron who suggested that Harry use Felix Felicis to try to get Horace Slughorn's memory of telling Tom Riddle about the Horcruxes,[9] and Ron's idea to go to the Chamber of Secrets in order to get Basilisk fangs to destroy the Horcruxes.[22] Ron was also able to keep a level head in highly stressful situations, and was generally more pragmatic than either of his best friends.
  • Impersonation: Ron was clever at imitating voices. While at Malfoy Manor, he was able to convincingly imitate Peter Pettigrew to avoid arousing the suspicions of Bellatrix and the Malfoys. He was also able to mimic Parseltongue effectively, which is a rather difficult language to learn or even imitate, enough to open the Chamber of Secrets after previously hearing Harry do it.

PossessionsEdit

"You never get anything new, either, with five brothers. I've got Bill's old robes, Charlie's old wand and Percy's old rat."
—Ron talking about being the youngest son in the family to Harry[src]
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Ron's second wand

  • Wand: Ron initially used his brother Charlie's old, chipped wand, made of ash with a unicorn hair sticking out of the end. He held the wand together with spello-tape after nearly breaking it in half at the start of his second year, but it malfunctioned dreadfully after this, backfiring spells, making strange noises, and emitting objects out from the wrong end. It eventually exploded.[20] Before his third year, he received a new wand, fourteen inches, willow and unicorn hair. This wand seemed to suit him better, but he lost it at Malfoy Manor in 1998 and it is questionable whether he ever retrieved it.[29]
  • Spello-tape: He uses the Spello-tape to hold together his first wand after nearly breaking it in half at the start of his second year, but it malfunctions dreadfully after this, backfiring spells, making strange noises and emitting objects from the wrong end. (He borrowed this from Seamus Finnigan.)
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Ron's first owl Pigwidgeon

  • Pigwidgeon: Ron's first pet owl he was gifted to him from Sirius Black in 1994. Pigwidgeon was described by Harry as resembling a "fluffy snitch". Though Ron acted very rude to Pigwidgeon in public, he was actually very attached to Pig, since this was his first owl.
  • Dress robes: Ron wore a set of dress robes to the Yule Ball in 1994. They were very traditional in style, and thus old-fashioned and frilly, much to Ron's distaste. Ron also owns a second set of dress robes, a present from the twins in the summer break of 1995. These robes were bought with some of Harry's Triwizard winnings, as a stipulation of him giving the money to Fred and George. These robes were only mentioned, never described.
  • Deluminator: Ron inherited the deluminator from Dumbledore.
  • Watch: He received a golden wristwatch on his 17th birthday from his parents.
  • Cleansweep Eleven: In the summer of 1995, Ronald Weasley was given a Cleansweep Eleven as a present from his parents for becoming a Prefect, and used it when he played as Keeper for the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
  • Shooting Star: Ron had a Shooting Star when he was young.
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Ron's Christmas present from Lavender

  • Sweetheart necklace: Ron received the necklace from Lavender Brown as a Christmas present in 1996, though it is unlikely that he kept it following their break up.
  • Chocolate Frog Cards: Ron had about five hundred chocolate frog cards.
  • Wizard's Chess Set: Ron had a battered old Wizard's Chess set in 1991. Like most other things he had, it was secondhand, being passed down to him by his grandfather. However, his chessmen were therefore more likely to trust his judgement in battle.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

Weasley familyEdit

"Ah! Another Weasley... I know just what to do with you... GRYFFINDOR!"
—The Sorting Hat putting Ron into Gryffindor, like the rest of his family[src]
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The Weasley family

Ron was quite close with his family. Although he was sometimes embarrassed by their lack of money, Ron was fiercely protective of his siblings, and always stoutly defended his parents. He was outraged when his brother Percy called their father a failure and greatly upset their mother with his estrangement, as Ron was close to both of his parents.[18]

Ron looked up to his older brothers Bill and Charlie, though their accomplishments also made him feel insecure about what he had to live up to.[17] Percy tried to be a role model for Ron, but Ron considered him rather pompous and annoying, and took after Fred and George more in terms of personality. Notably, Ron was the only family member Percy contacted after his estrangement from his family,[18] and the one who comforted him over Fred's death during the Battle of Hogwarts.[22] The twins delighted in teasing Ron, as did his younger sister Ginny, though they were all close. Ron was very protective of Ginny, particularly in disapproving of her love life, which sometimes led to them fighting.[9]

Other relatives of Ron were Fabian and Gideon Prewett, who were his uncles and members of the Order of the Phoenix. During the First Wizarding War, the brothers were attacked by five Death Eaters, including Antonin Dolohov. Both were killed in battle and were described as having "fought like heroes."

After the Second Wizarding War, Ron's family was extended when four of his siblings were married and had children. He also had two children with Hermione Granger, Rose and Hugo Weasley.

Harry PotterEdit

"If you want to kill Harry, you'll have to kill us too!"
—Ron to Sirius Black in 1994[src]
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Harry Potter, his best friend and future brother-in-law

Harry Potter had been Ron's best friend since 1991. The two were as close as brothers, as the Weasleys became like a surrogate family to Harry soon after the pair met on the Hogwarts Express at the start of their first year. They took to each other immediately, bonding over the vast array of wizarding sweets Harry happily shared with Ron, who wasn't able to afford his own from the Hogwarts Express food trolley. When Draco Malfoy spoke disparagingly of Ron's family, Harry rejected Draco's offer of friendship in favour of Ron's. During the sorting, both Ron and Harry were sorted into Gryffindor and therefore shared a dormitory. Ron defended Harry from fellow classmates and even professor Snape.

Like all real brothers, Harry and Ron occasionally fought, especially when Ron's insecurities got the best of him. When Harry was chosen by the Goblet of Fire as Champion for the Triwizard Tournament, Ron believed Harry had indeed cheated to get into the contest. The two briefly fell out, but the friendship was repaired after the Tournament's First Task, when Ron realised that Harry could possibly lose his life to an event he had genuinely not wanted to enter.[19]

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Harry and Ron reunit before the Battle of the Seven Potters

The two had another falling out in 1997, when the negative energy in Salazar Slytherin's Locket affected Ron to the point of making him resentful of Harry and unreasonably jealous of Harry's relationship with Hermione Granger, their other best friend and Ron's love interest. Ron temporarily abandoned his friends, though he instantly regretted it, and returned to save Harry's life.[22] By and large, Ron was always fiercely loyal to Harry and risked life and limb on countless occasions for him. The two eventually became brothers-in-law when Harry married Ron's sister. Ron is the uncle of Harry's three children, and is godfather to Harry and Ginny's children. Since the two became Aurors, it is likely that they worked together later in life.

Hermione GrangerEdit

"Just because it's taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one else has spotted I'm a girl!"
—Hermione to Ron when he fails to ask her to the Yule Ball[src]
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Hermione Granger, his future wife and mother of his children

Ron's relationship with Hermione was rocky, but by and large, the two were good friends for most of their adolescence, with building romantic tension that culminated in a kiss during the Battle of Hogwarts. From the time Ron first met Hermione on the Hogwarts Express at the start of their first year, he found her annoying for "showing off" and regularly reciting the school's rules. His first thought was that he didn't want to be in her house and he groaned when she was sorted into Gryffindor. Later on, he informed others of his annoyance with her, and mentioned that it was unsurprising that she didn't have any friends, which she overheard. Hurt, Hermione hid in the bathroom, crying, until Harry and Ron saved her from a troll that had been let into Hogwarts by Professor Quirrell. Following the troll incident, Hermione lied to Professor McGonagall to prevent Harry and Ron from getting into trouble.[17] From that time onwards, the trio were best friends, in spite of Ron and Hermione's tendency to bicker.

Ron first began showing signs of romantic interest in Hermione in their second year; he was irritated by her crush on Defence Against the Dark Arts professor Gilderoy Lockhart, became so angry that Draco Malfoy called her a "Mudblood" that he tried to hex him, and was even more upset than Harry when she became one of the victims of the basilisk.[20] In their third year, Ron and Hermione had their first real fight, when Ron accused Hermione's cat Crookshanks of eating his pet rat Scabbers, which had gone missing.

The two stopped speaking to each other for a time, but made up after Hagrid scolded Ron and Harry for their treatment of Hermione; Ron offered to help her with Buckbeak's trial, and Hermione hugged him. Also in their third year during their Defence Against the Dark Arts class when Professor Lupin was "ill" and Professor Snape was teaching instead, Ron was the only person that had enough courage to go as far as standing up to Snape when he called Hermione an "insufferable know-it-all".[29]

In their fourth year, Ron and Hermione's romantic feelings for one another began to grow and become more obvious. Hermione was jealous of Ron's crush on Fleur Delacour, the part-Veela champion from Beauxbatons, and Ron became jealous of Viktor Krum, with whom Hermione attended the Yule Ball after Ron failed to ask

Hermione in time and then offended her with his clumsy attempt to do so. Though they rowed heatedly over Hermione seeing Krum, their friendship only suffered slight strain.[19] Hermione's frustration over Ron's failure to realise and act on his feelings continued into their fifth year, as she commented that he had "the emotional range of a teaspoon". Ron was visibly affected when Hermione kissed him on the cheek before his first Quidditch game and irked that Hermione maintained a correspondence with Viktor Krum.[18]

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Ron and Hermione kiss in the Chamber of Secrets

Their sixth year would be a trying time for Ron and Hermione. When Hermione and Harry were invited to the Slug Club, while Professor Slughorn ignored Ron, Ron became resentful and jealous. He brightened up considerably after Hermione asked him to go to Slughorn's Christmas party with her. However, Ron had a row with his sister after catching her snogging Dean Thomas, during which she revealed that Hermione had snogged Viktor Krum sometime during their fourth year. Ron started acting coldly towards Hermione, much to her bewilderment. In an attempt to boost Ron's confidence for an upcoming Quidditch match, Harry pretended to slip him some Felix Felicis in Ron's morning pumpkin juice, giving Ron the desired placebo effect that kept his nerves from hindering his performance as a Keeper. Harry had managed to trick Hermione into thinking he had given Ron a drop of the Felix Felicis as well, and she berated both Harry and Ron for taking an unfair advantage in the game. Though Ron had initially believed the Felix was behind his flawless performance, when Harry revealed he had not actually slipped anything in Ron's drink, Ron accused Hermione of not having faith in his abilities and thenceforth started ignoring her completely.

All this caused Ron to begin a shallow relationship with Lavender Brown. Hermione was hurt and furious, conjuring a flock of canaries to attack Ron, after which the two did not speak for months. Hermione even retaliated by attending the aforementioned Christmas party with Cormac McLaggen, an older Gryffindor whom Ron despised, simply to annoy Ron. By this time, Ron was already growing tired of his relationship with the very clingy Lavender. When Ron was accidentally poisoned with mead on his birthday, Hermione forgot her anger in her worry for him, staying by his side until he recovered. Ron looked forward to these visits from her while pretending to be asleep whenever Lavender visited him. During one of Lavender's visits, Ron repeated Hermione's name in his sleep, causing her to become very silent. By the time Ron was allowed to leave the hospital wing, he and Hermione were closer than ever, and the former's romance with Lavender ended quickly when Lavender saw Ron and Hermione coming down from the boys' dormitories together, while Harry was with them under his Invisibility Cloak. At the end of the year, their mutual affection was visible when Ron gently comforted Hermione as she cried on his shoulder at Dumbledore's funeral.[9] Afterwards, the two grew much closer, though were only "sort of" together, according to Harry. They danced together at Bill and Fleur's wedding, where Ron also showed his continuing jealous dislike of Viktor Krum, who was a guest. During the hunt for the Horcruxes with Harry, Ron comforted Hermione several times by putting his arm around her, and the two were generally kinder to one another; Harry even suspected that they had fallen asleep in Grimmauld Place holding hands after waking up and noticing that their hands were barely an inch away from each other.

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Hermione fell asleep hand-in-hand in 12 Grimmauld Place

When Remus Lupin informed them of the Ministry's crack down on Muggle-borns, Ron offered to vouch for her by telling people that Hermione was his cousin, at which Hermione affectionately touched his hand and reminded him that they were on the run with the most wanted wizard in Britain. When Ron temporarily left his friends, Hermione cried over him for weeks; Ron was able to return by hearing Hermione's voice saying his name through his Deluminator. When Ron destroyed the locket Horcrux, it taunted him with visions of his greatest fears, one of which was Hermione preferring Harry to him. Hermione was initially furious with Ron for his abandonment, to the point of physically attacking him, though she eventually forgave him.

Later on, when the trio was brought to Malfoy Manor, Bellatrix Lestrange isolated Hermione for interrogation by the means of torture. Ron begged in vain to be taken in her stead, and after being thrown into the basement, Hermione's screams from above caused Ron to call her name in anguish, eventually reducing him to tears. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Hermione was touched when Ron expressed concern for the castle's house-elves, for whom she had always been concerned, and initiated a kiss, to which Ron responded very enthusiastically.[22]

Sometime after the end of the Second Wizarding War, Ron and Hermione married and had two children, Rose and Hugo.[27]

ChildrenEdit

"Don't get too friendly with him, though, Rosie. Granddad Weasley would never forgive you if you married a pure-blood"
—Ron joking to daughter Rose about Scorpius Malfoy[src]
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Rose, his daughter

After the Second Wizarding War, Ron and Hermione had two children, Rose and Hugo. As Rose was preparing to leave for her first year at Hogwarts in 2017, Ron jokingly told her that if she wasn't in Gryffindor he'd disinherit her. He also told her to beat Draco Malfoy's son Scorpius Malfoy on their tests, and that he was grateful she had inherited her mother's brains.

Ron's daughter, Rose, was close in age to Harry and Ginny's younger son, Albus Severus, while Ron's son, Hugo, was close in age to Harry and Ginny's daughter, Lily, and they all appeared quite close.

Nieces and nephewsEdit

"You interrupted them? You are so like Ron —"
Ginny to her son James Sirius[src]

After the Second Wizarding War, Ron had many nieces and nephews through his siblings. Bill and Fleur had three children: Victoire, Dominique and Louis. Percy and his wife, Audrey, had two daughters, Molly (after Ron's mother) and Lucy. George and Angelina had two children, a son named Fred (after Ron's older brother) and a daughter named Roxanne. Ginny also married Harry and had three children, James (to whom Ron was godfather), Albus, and Lily.

Fleur DelacourEdit

Ron: "There she was, just walking by... you know how I like it when they walk... I couldn't help it... it just sort of slipped out!"
Ginny: "Actually, he sort of screamed at her. It was a bit frightening."
— Ron's humiliating attempt to ask Fleur to the Yule Ball[src]
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Fleur, his sister-in-law

Fleur Delacour was a very beautiful, French, part-Veela witch. Ron developed a crush on her when he met her in 1994, during the Triwizard Tournament. He asked her to go with him to the Yule Ball, but she refused. However, after the the second task in the Tournament, when Harry "saved" Fleur's younger sister, Gabrielle from the Black Lake, Fleur treated both Harry and Ron (whom she believed helped Harry save Gabrielle) much more warmly. Following the death of Cedric Diggory and the end of the Tournament, Fleur kissed Ron and Harry and said goodbye to them before she left. After the Tournament, Fleur started dating Ron's brother, Bill. Bill sent her to live with his family for a few days, so that she could become more familiar with them. Ron told Harry that it was difficult to get used to her visiting when she kept appearing suddenly, leaving Ron in a sort-of trance.

Fleur eventually married Bill, and they lived at their own house, Shell Cottage. While Ron was looking for Horcruxes, he abandoned Harry and Hermione temporarily after they fought and spent that time at Shell Cottage with Bill and Fleur. Ron went to Shell Cottage again, after the Battle of Malfoy Manor, and Fleur cared for him and his friends like a mother.

Eventually, Ron and Fleur fought alongside each other and survived the Battle of Hogwarts.

Neville LongbottomEdit

"No, you're not. You just said that to get rid of Neville."
—Ron Weasley[src]
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Neville Longbottom, a good friend

Neville Longbottom became Ron's room mate in their first year at Hogwarts. Neville was shy and nervous, and regularly found himself being bullied by Slytherin students, like Draco Malfoy. Ron encouraged Neville to be more confident and to stand up for himself, and the two became close friends. Both Ron and Neville became members of Dumbledore's Army in 1995, and fought together in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, and the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in 1997.

Ron was shocked when he learned that Neville's parents were patients at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, having been tortured to the point of insanity by Barty Crouch Jr, Bellatrix, Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange, and sympathised with his friend.

While Ron, Harry and Hermione left Hogwarts to find Voldemort's horcruxes, Neville led Ginny Weasley, Luna Lovegood and several other students in reviving Dumbledore's Army and maintaining a steady opposition against the new Headmaster Severus Snape and professors Amycus and Alecto Carrow. Neville was adamant that the rest of the DA be included in whatever Ron, Harry and Hermione were doing to bring down Lord Voldemort, and he fought together with them in the Battle of Hogwarts, ultimately beheading Nagini with the Sword of Gryffindor and destroying the last remaining horcrux. Together, Ron and Neville took down Fenrir Greyback.

After the Second Wizarding War, Ron and Neville remained close and saw each other regularly, as Neville was appointed Herbology professor at Hogwarts, and taught Ron's daughter in 2017.

Draco MalfoyEdit

"Think my name’s funny, do you? No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford."
—Draco Malfoy upon first meeting Ron[src]
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Draco Malfoy, his school bully

Ron and his family were looked down upon by the Malfoy family for their lack of wealth and “blood traitor” status. Upon meeting Ron on the Hogwarts Express at the beginning of their first year, Draco Malfoy immediately expressed his disdain for the Weasleys. He was further irritated when Harry turned down his offer of friendship in favour of Ron’s.[17] Like their fathers, Arthur Weasley and Lucius Malfoy, Ron and Draco despised each other and frequently exchanged insults.

In their second year, Ron tried to hex Draco to vomit slugs after he called Hermione a “filthy little Mudblood”, but the charm backfired due to a broken wand. He also attempted to physically attack him after Draco expressed a wish that Hermione was killed rather than petrified during the Chamber of Secrets affair.[20] In their fourth year, Ron was immensely amused when Alastor MoodyBarty Crouch Jr. in disguise) transfigured Draco into a ferret. The following year, Draco invented the song Weasley is Our King to demean Ron’s abilities as a Keeper for the Gryffindor Quidditch team.[18] After he, Harry, and Hermione saved Draco and Gregory Goyle from the Room of Requirement, Ron punched Draco in the face and called him a “two-faced bastard” upon seeing him with a Death Eater.

By 2017, Ron and his friends’ enmity with Draco had faded, though none of them were near friends. Ron discouraged his daughter Rose from becoming "too friendly" with Draco’s son Scorpius.[22]

Luna LovegoodEdit

"You know, she's grown on me, Luna. I know she's insane, but it's in a good way."
—Ron on Luna during his sixth year.[src]
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Luna Lovegood, a good friend

Ron met Luna Lovegood in 1995 on the Hogwarts Express, and found her very odd. She found him very funny, but Ron suspected she was making fun of him when she laughed uproariously at a joke he made. After getting to know her better through Dumbledore's Army, Ron gradually became fonder of Luna, especially after she was one of the only D.A. members to come to the trio’s assistance when they ventured to the Ministry of Magic and a battle ensued, during which Luna protected a cursed Ron and his injured sister.[18]

Ron was very amused when Luna commentated on a Quidditch match the following year, and when she danced by herself at the wedding of his older brother Bill and Fleur Delacour. He thought highly of her bravery, but still teased her on occasion, regardless the two remained close friends in their adulthood.[22]

Seamus Finnigan and Dean ThomasEdit

Seamus: "Do you believe the rubbish he's come out with about You-Know-Who?"
Ron: "Yeah, I do."
— Ron sticking up for Harry against his friend, Seamus[src]
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Seamus, Dean, and Neville

In addition to Harry and Neville, Ron’s room mates at Hogwarts were Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan. Although he was not as close to them as he was to Harry, Ron was nevertheless friendly with both of them. When he and Harry had a falling out over the Goblet of Fire drawing Harry’s name, Ron spent a lot of time with Seamus and Dean.[19]

Ron stood up for Harry against Seamus when he and Harry argued about Lord Voldemort's return. Also, when Dean began dating his younger sister in 1996, Ron became irritated with him, especially after catching the two snogging,[9] though they seemed to have put the matter behind them completely by the time Ron, Harry and Hermione met Dean again in 1998.

Seamus and Dean were also members of Dumbledore's Army. Dean, like Ron, Harry and Hermione, left Hogwarts in 1997, because it was supposed that he was a Muggle-born. He was caught by a group of Snatchers, led by Fenrir Greyback, along with Ron, Harry and Hermione. They escaped from Malfoy Manor, where they had gone, and lived for a few days at Shell Cottage.

Seamus and Dean eventually fought along with Ron in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Scabbers/Peter PettigrewEdit

"I let you sleep in my bed!"
—Ron disgusted at Peter Pettigrew[src]
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Peter Pettigrew

Scabbers was an unusually old and scraggly-looking rat that originally belonged to Percy Weasley, but was passed down to Ron when Percy was given Hermes. At first, Ron showed little outward affection for Scabbers, as the rat was uninteresting and one of Ron's many hand-me-downs. However, Ron later demonstrated that he genuinely cared for the rat; he was so devastated when Scabbers disappeared during the 1993–1994 school year that he nearly ended his friendship with Hermione Granger, believing her cat, Crookshanks, had eaten Scabbers. Ron was clearly overjoyed when they later discovered Scabbers hiding in Rubeus Hagrid's cabin. When Sirius Black and Remus Lupin revealed that Scabbers was actually an Animagus named Peter Pettigrew, Ron refused to believe it until they forced the rat to transform back into his human form. Ron took this revelation as a personal insult, and refused to listen to Pettigrew's pleas for mercy.

In 1998, Ron, Harry, and Hermione were captured and imprisoned in the cellar of Malfoy Manor. When the house-elf Dobby came to rescue them, Peter was sent to investigate the noise. Harry and Ron ambushed Pettigrew, and Ron took his wand. Harry reminded Pettigrew of the life-debt he owed Harry when Pettigrew tried to strangle him, and Peter momentarily loosened his grip. However, the silver hand given to Peter by Voldemort turned on him instead, and, despite Harry and Ron's attempts to save him, Pettigrew was killed for showing the slightest bit of mercy. Ron subsequently gained possession of Pettigrew's wand. This could be seen as poetic justice for Pettigrew, who had deceived Ron for so long.

Rubeus HagridEdit

Hermione: "Look, Hagrid is our friend, so why don't we just go and ask him?"
Ron: "That will be a cheerful visit. "Hello Hagrid. Tell us, have you sent anything mad and hairy loose in the castle lately?""
— Ron and Hermione on whether to ask Hagrid about the monster in the Chamber of Secrets[src]
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Rubeus Hagrid, his teacher and friend

Ron first met Rubeus Hagrid, the gamekeeper for Hogwarts, during his first year at the school in 1991. Hagrid was very fond of Harry, Ron and Hermione, regularly inviting them to his hut for tea. Though all three returned Hagrid's affections, Ron was openly incredulous of Hagrid's love of dangerous creatures, and was furious with Hagrid after his pet Acromantula, Aragog, and Aragog's family tried to eat him and Harry. During Ron's fourth year, it was revealed to the wizarding world that Hagrid was a half-giant, and Hagrid consequently received a good deal of hate mail, which led to his self-imposed seclusion within his hut. Through the efforts of Ron, Harry, Hermione and Albus Dumbledore, Hagrid became convinced that people still loved him and wanted him around.

Ron and Hagrid also fought alongside one another in the Battle of the Seven Potters and in the Battle of Hogwarts. After the Second Wizarding War, Ron and Hagrid probably remained friends.

Remus LupinEdit

Hermione: "Harry! How could you?"
Ron: "You shouldn't have said that stuff to Lupin."
— Hermione and Ron after Harry yells at Remus for leaving his wife.[src]
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Remus Lupin, previous Defence Against the Dark Arts professor

Ron was among the students who were very impressed by Remus Lupin's teaching when he was professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts, during Ron's third year at Hogwarts. Though Ron was initially afraid when he learned Lupin was a werewolf, he quickly realised that being a werewolf didn't change who Lupin was in human form, and the issue never came between them. In 1997, when Harry fought with Remus for attempting to temporarily leave his pregnant wife to aid Harry, Ron, and Hermione in their mission, Ron expressed his disappointment in the way Harry handled the situation, despite agreeing with the point Harry was trying to make.

Ron and Lupin fought alongside each other in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, the