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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}}
 
{{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]] 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]].
   
 
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.
 
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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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 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]].
 
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 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]].
   
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]]. 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>
 
<ref name="GOF" /> Ron had a fairly happy childhood, which Harry, who had been brought up by his spiteful relatives the Dursleys, envied.
 
<ref name="GOF" /> Ron had a fairly happy childhood, which Harry, who had been brought up by his spiteful relatives the Dursleys, envied.
   
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{{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]], after Harry let him sit in his carriage on the Hogwarts Express. Harry showed Ron great forgiveness 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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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]], after Harry let him sit in his carriage on the Hogwarts Express. Harry showed Ron great forgiveness 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.
 
[[File:RonFirstYear.jpg|thumb|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 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.
 
Ron and Harry also first met [[Hermione Granger]] on the 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.
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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".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.
 
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.
   
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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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.]]
 
[[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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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.
 
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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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.
 
[[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.]]
 
[[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.
 
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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[[File:Dumbleronfeet.PNG|thumb|right|Ron seriously injured his leg during the year's events.]] 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.
 
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: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.
 
[[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.
   
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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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.
 
[[File:Tumblr_lbonwt7Hca1qesfzvo1_r1_400.png|thumb|right|The trio after being ambushed by Crouch and his men]]
 
[[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.
 
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. 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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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.
   
 
[[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.
 
[[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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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.
 
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.
   
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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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]].
 
[[File:Ron-Order-of-the-Phoenix-ronald-weasley-4959523-285-428.jpg|thumb|left|Ron in His Fifth year.]]
 
[[File:Ron-Order-of-the-Phoenix-ronald-weasley-4959523-285-428.jpg|thumb|left|Ron in His Fifth year.]]
 
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.
 
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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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.
 
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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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.
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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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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]].
 
[[File:Da department.PNG|thumb|left|250px|Ron, Ginny, Luna, Hermione, Harry, and Neville in the Department of Mysteries.]]
 
[[File:Da department.PNG|thumb|left|250px|Ron, Ginny, Luna, Hermione, Harry, and Neville in the Department of Mysteries.]]
 
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.
 
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.
   
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 devestated by [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]'s death, but Hermione made sure that Sirius's death was not discussed around Harry.
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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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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]]atbreakfast. 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]]atbreakfast. 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.]]
 
[[File:Ron HBP.JPG‎|thumb|left|250px|Ron after being poisoned.]]
 
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.
 
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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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.]]
 
[[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.
 
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.
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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.]]
 
[[File:Hermione_and_Ron_embracing.JPG|thumb|left|Hermione nuzzles Ron as he returns back safe to the Burrow.]]
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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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.
 
[[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.]]
 
[[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.]]
 
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]].
 
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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{{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|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.]]
 
[[File:Ron_stupefy.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Ron casting stupefy in the café.]]
 
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 a small 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 a small 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]].
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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. 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. 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.]]
 
[[File:DH1_Ron_Weasley_splinched,_Hermione_using_dittany.jpg|thumb|left|Ron was splinched during their escape from the Ministry.]]
 
Ron was in over his head, but may have found a solution to the problem after asking his father, 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, 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 his father, 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, Ron fretted over the fate of the Cattermoles.
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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}}
 
{{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]]
 
[[File:Ronangry.jpg|thumb|246px|Ron angrily yelling at Harry]]
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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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.
 
[[File:Rondestroy.PNG|thumb|left|250px|Ron returns and destroys the locket.]]
 
[[File:Rondestroy.PNG|thumb|left|250px|Ron returns and destroys the locket.]]
 
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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{{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.]]
 
[[file:Ronyhermione.jpg|thumb|left|200px|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 [[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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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.
 
[[File:Fiendfyregoyle.jpg|thumb|right|Ron and Hermione running from Fiendfyre in the Room of Requirment]]
 
[[File:Fiendfyregoyle.jpg|thumb|right|Ron and Hermione running from Fiendfyre in the Room of Requirment]]
 
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.
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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" />
 
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" />
   
{{Quote|After you left, [[Hermione Granger|she]] cried for a week. Probably longer, only she didn't want me to see. There were loads of nights when we never even spoke to each other. With you gone...|[[Harry Potter]] to Ron|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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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.
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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]] (actually [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] in disguise) [[Transfiguration|transfigured]] Draco into a [[ferret]]<ref name="GOF" />. 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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[[File:Ron-and-his-owl.jpg|thumb|right|120px|Ron and [[Pigwidgeon]].]]
 
[[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 spastic behaviour, it was clear he loved him, and enjoyed having an owl of his own.
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[[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 spastic behaviour, it was clear he loved him, and enjoyed having an owl of his own.
 
[[File:Animalmagic 111305 crookshanks 0001752.jpg|thumb|left|[[Crookshanks]].]]
 
[[File:Animalmagic 111305 crookshanks 0001752.jpg|thumb|left|[[Crookshanks]].]]
 
===Crookshanks===
 
===Crookshanks===

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