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{{quote|[[Horace Slughorn|He]] used to handpick favourites at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], sometimes for their ambition or their brains, sometimes for their charm or their talent, and he had an uncanny knack for choosing those who would go on to become outstanding in their various fields. Horace formed a kind of club of his favourites with himself at the centre, making introductions, forging useful contacts between members, and always reaping some kind of benefit in return...|[[Albus Dumbledore]] on the Slug Club.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{quote|[[Horace Slughorn|He]] used to handpick favourites at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], sometimes for their ambition or their brains, sometimes for their charm or their talent, and he had an uncanny knack for choosing those who would go on to become outstanding in their various fields. Horace formed a kind of club of his favourites with himself at the centre, making introductions, forging useful contacts between members, and always reaping some kind of benefit in return ''[...]'' |[[Albus Dumbledore]] on the Slug Club|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
The '''Slug Club''' is an informal name for [[Horace Slughorn]]'s favourite and sometimes famous [[Wizardkind|students]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Slughorn taught [[Potions (class)|Potions]] at Hogwarts during two different stints; both times, he singled out students he thought had potential, either because they had influential relatives, such as [[Neville Longbottom]] and [[Cormac McLaggen]] or they themselves possessed fame or talent of some kind, such as [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], or even both. He invited these select students to parties, notably to a [[Slug Club Christmas party|lavish one]] at [[Christmas]], and kept in touch with them even after they had graduated, as they could provide him with insider information or various luxuries.<ref name="HBP4">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 4 (''Hoarace Slughorn'')</ref>
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The '''Slug Club''' is made up of [[Horace Slughorn]]'s most well-liked and sometimes famous students at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Professor Slughorn, who taught [[Potions (class)|Potions]] at Hogwarts from the 1920s-1981 and again from 1996-?, he sought students who were well connected, held fame, and/or showed true promise in some field(s) of magic.
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These select students were invited to parties (such as the particularly lavish one held on the [[Slug Club Christmas party|20th of December, 1996]]) where Professor Slughorn would then weed them out further. He was sure to keep in touch with those who "made the cut", even after they had graduated, as they would often provide him with useful information and/or various luxuries. <ref name="HBP4">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 4 (''Hoarace Slughorn'')</ref>
   
 
==Meetings==
 
==Meetings==
[[File:Desk32xx9.jpg|thumb|left|188px|[[Horace Slughorn]] holds a supper party with the Slug Club.]]
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{{quote|A toast, to Hogwarts' brightest and best!|[[Horace Slughorn]] toasting the Slug Club|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
{{quote|A toast, to Hogwarts' brightest and best!|[[Horace Slughorn]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
 
During the course of the school year, [[Professor]] Slughorn would hold various get-togethers of the club. These were usually dinners with fine foods, during which Slughorn would lead conversation in order to get to know the members better and to encourage them to associate with one another as well. Sometimes he would invite famous former members in as well, such as when he introduced professional [[Quidditch]] player [[Gwenog Jones]] at a dinner in [[1996]].<ref name="HBP14">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Felix Felicis'')</ref>
 
   
[[File:RiddleandSlughorn.jpeg|thumb|304px|[[Tom Riddle]] talking to [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] after a club meeting.]]
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[[File:Halfblood-01662.jpg|thumb|left|251x251px|[[Horace Slughorn]] holds a supper party with the Slug Club]]
   
Slughorn's hope was to cultivate talent and to give his favourites "leg-ups" in their careers, hoping to reap the benefits of being connected to them once they became the "high fliers" Slughorn expected them to be.<ref name="HBP5">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 5 (''An Excess of Phlegm'')</ref> These benefits came to him in various forms, such as being able to recommend people to [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] positions to receiving various gifts and perks, such as excellent seats to any [[Quidditch]] match he cared to attend or his favourite treat, crystallised pineapple.<ref name="HBP4">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 4 (''Horace Slughorn'')</ref> However, some members tend to let Slughorn down once they grow up and graduate, such as [[Lucius Malfoy]] and [[Tom Riddle]], both of whom became [[Dark Wizard]]s. On [[20 December]], 1996, there was a lavish [[Slug Club Christmas Party]] for past and present Slug Club members held in Slughorn's office at Hogwarts. It was the only get-together of the club that [[Harry Potter]] attended, and reluctantly at that.<ref name="HBP16">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 16 (''A Very Frosty Christmas'')</ref> After Harry's failed attempt to get a particular [[memory]] out of Slughorn, Slughorn apparently stopped these meetings in order to prevent giving Harry another attempt.
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Along the course of the school year, [[Professor]] Slughorn would hold various club get-togethers (most often dinners with fine food and around 10 student-attendees). Slughorn would lead the conversation in order to get to know the members better and encourage them to associate with one another. For the grander parties he would invite famous former members, such as professional [[Quidditch]] player [[Gwenog Jones]]<ref name="HBP14">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 14 (''Felix Felicis'')</ref>.
   
It is unknown what became of the Slug Club under [[Severus Snape]]'s rule during [[1997–1998 school year]]. But it should be noted that Snape was described as "Bringing back [[Dolores Umbridge|Umbridge]]'s old laws", which included [[Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four]], banning all organisations not approved by the High Inquisitor (or in this case, Headmaster).
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[[File:Halfblood-02411.jpg|thumb|250x250px|A Slug Club meeting taking place in the 1940s]]
   
==Students accepted in the club==
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Professor Slughorn's aim was to cultivate talent and give his favourites a nudge toward fame and fortune, hoping to reap the benefits of his connection to them once they became the "high fliers" he expected them to be <ref name="HBP5">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 5 (''An Excess of Phlegm'')</ref>. On the 20th of December, 1996, there was a [[Slug Club Christmas party|lavish party]] for past and present Slug Club members held in Professor Slughorn's office at Hogwarts. It was the only get-together of the club that [[Harry Potter]] attended <ref name="HBP16">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 16 (''A Very Frosty Christmas'')</ref>. After Harry's failed attempt to get a particular [[memory]] out of the Professor, Slughorn apparently stopped these meetings in order to prevent giving Harry another attempt.
===During Slughorn's first tenure as Potions Master===
 
[[File:Slug Club1.png|thumb|right|[[Horace Slughorn|Slughorn]], two boys and a girl.]]
 
[[File:Slug Club2.png|thumb|right|Slughorn, [[Lily Evans]] and a group of other boys and girls.]]
 
[[File:Slug Club3.png|thumb|right|Slughorn, [[Lucius Malfoy]], two girls and a boy.]]
 
[[File:Slug Club4.png|thumb|right|Slughorn, five girls and a boy.]]
 
[[File:Slug Club5.png|thumb|right|Slughorn and a group of boys and girls.]]
 
[[File:Slug Club6.png|thumb|right|Slughorn, four girls and three boys.]]
 
   
*[[Adrian]] class of [[1978]], became a photographer.<ref name="script">Mentioned on the [http://warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/assets/screenplays/hpathbp_screenplay.pdf ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'' script] released on the [http://warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/#/movies/harrypotter/foryourconsideration/ Warner Bros. Awards website]</ref>
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It is unknown what became of the Slug Club under [[Severus Snape]]'s Heamastership during the [[1997–1998 school year]]. It may have been disbanded due to the return of [[Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four]], though the decree technically only affected student-founded clubs (such as [[Dumbledore's Army]]). Under the Headmastership of [[Minerva McGonagall]] beginning in 1998, it likely that Professor Slughorn stayed on as [[Potions master]] and [[Head of Slytherin House]] at Hogwarts, and due to his nature the Slug Club was likely reinstated (if it was ever disbanded).
*[[Ambrosius Flume]] – owner of [[Honeydukes]], who sends Slughorn sweets.<ref name="HBP4"/>
 
*[[Avery (Riddle-era)|Avery]] – member in the [[1940s]], became a [[Death Eater]].<ref name="HBP17">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 17 (''A Sluggish Memory'')</ref><ref name="HBP23">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 23 (''Horcruxes'')</ref>
 
*[[Barnabas Cuffe]] – editor of the ''[[Daily Prophet]]''.<ref name="HBP4"/>
 
*[[Dahlia F.]] — unknown.<ref name="HBPmovie"/>
 
*[[B. C.]] - mountain climber.<ref name="HBPmovie">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''</ref>
 
*[[Dirk Cresswell]] – former Head of the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures|Goblin Liasion Office]] with insider information on [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]], killed during the [[Second Wizarding War]].<ref name="HBP4"/>
 
*[[Eldred Worple]] – author of ''[[Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires]]''.<ref name="HBP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Unbreakable Vow'')</ref>
 
*[[Gwenog Jones]] – now Captain of the [[Holyhead Harpies]].<ref name="HBP4"/>
 
*[[Lestrange]] – member in the 1940s, part of [[Tom Riddle's gang]], became one of the first [[Death Eaters]].<ref name="HBP17"/>
 
*[[Lily Evans]] – top student, excellent at [[Potions (class)|Potions]], killed during the [[First Wizarding War]].<ref name="HBP4"/>
 
*[[Lucius Malfoy]] – good student, member of the rich and influential [[Malfoy family]], later a [[Death Eater]] under the mask of a respected [[Ministry of Magic]] official.<ref>[[:File:Slug Club3.png|See this image]]</ref>
 
*[[Nott|Mr. Nott]] – [[Theodore Nott]]'s father, who Slughorn inquired about and referred to as an old friend.<ref name="HBP7">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Slug Club'')</ref>
 
*[[Regulus Black]] – [[Slytherin]] [[Seeker]], became a [[Death Eater]] (later betrayed Lord Voldemort and was killed trying to destroy [[Salazar Slytherin's locket]], one of Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es ).<ref name="HBP4"/>
 
*[[Severus Snape]] – excellent student, brilliant at Potions and creating new charms. Became a [[Death Eater]], but defected. Succeeded Slughorn in the post of [[Potions master]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]],<ref name="script"/> killed during the [[Second Wizarding War]].<ref name="HBP15"/>
 
*[[Tom Riddle|Tom Marvolo Riddle]] – very promising student with excellent marks, later became known as Lord Voldemort, the most powerful dark wizard, killed during the [[Second Wizarding War]].<ref name="HBP17"/>
 
*[[Unidentified Minister of Magical Transportation|Unidentified individual]] – class of [[1967]], became Minister of [[Department of Magical Transportation|Magical Transportation]].<ref name="script"/>
 
*[[Wendy Slinkhard]] – author.{{Fact}}
 
   
===During Slughorn's second tenure as Potions Master===
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==Students Accepted==
[[File:Horace3.JPG|thumb|right|250px|Professor Slughorn with [[Harry Potter]] in [[1996]].]]
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===Slughorn's First Tenure as Potions Master===
*[[Blaise Zabini]] – His [[Blaise Zabini's mother|mother]] is a beautiful [[witch]], who has been married and widowed at least seven times and has thus inherited a great deal of gold from her former husbands.<ref name="HBP7"/>
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*[[Cormac McLaggen]] – Uncle [[Tiberius]] is well connected within the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].<ref name="HBP7"/>
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Slug Club1.png|[[Slughorn]] with two boys and a girl.
*[[Flora Carrow|Flora]] and [[Hestia Carrow]]<ref name="SS">''[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/new-original-characters-cast-half-blood-prince-updated-54082/ New original characters cast for Half-Blood Prince]</ref>
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Slug Club2.png|Slughorn and a band of former club-members, inlcuding [[Lily Evans]].
*[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] top, and popular, student. Talented in casting the [[Bat-Bogey Hex]].<ref name="HBP7"/>
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Slug Club3.png|Slughorn with three Slytherin students (including [[Lucius Malfoy]]) and one Ravenclaw student.
*[[Harry Potter]] 'The Boy Who Lived' and 'The Chosen One', son of Lily Evans, a former 'Slug Club' member.<ref name="HBP7"/>
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Slug Club4.png|Slughorn with four girls (including Alecto Carrow on the lower-right) and an elderly man and woman.
*[[Hermione Granger]] the best student in her year.<ref name="HBP14" />
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Slug Club5.png|Slughorn and a band of boys and girls.
*[[Melinda Bobbin]] her family owns a large chain of apothecaries.<ref name="HBP11">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 11 (''Hermiones' Helping Hand'')</ref>
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Slug Club6.png|Slughorn with four girls and three boys, likely between 1930 and 1950.
[[File:13harryhermione.jpg|thumb|250px|[[Neville Longbottom]] (left), [[Hermione Granger]] (middle), and [[Harry Potter]] (right) at Slughorn's Dinner Party.]]
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==Students not accepted in the club==
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*[[Adrian]] – Class of [[1978]], became a photographer. <ref name="script">Mentioned on the [http://warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/assets/screenplays/hpathbp_screenplay.pdf ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'' script] released on the [http://warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/#/movies/harrypotter/foryourconsideration/ Warner Bros. Awards website]</ref>
*[[Marcus Belby]] his uncle [[Damocles]] invented [[Wolfsbane Potion]], but Marcus hadn't spoken to him in a while since his father and uncle weren't on good terms.<ref name="HBP7"/> Belby was nevertheless invited to one of the club's supper meetings, but by the time of the Slug Club Christmas party, Slughorn had Belby passing out towels in the loo.<ref name="HBPf16">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' - Chapter 16</ref>
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*[[Alecto Carrow]] A student from [[Slytherin House]] who attended Hogwarts sometime before Slughorn's retirement in 1981. Later became a [[Death Eater]] and presumably killed in the [[Second Wizarding War]].
*[[Neville Longbottom]] – his parents, [[Alice and Frank Longbottom]] were great [[Auror]]s, but Neville was held not to show their talent.<ref name="HBP7"/>
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*[[Ambrosius Flume]] – Owner of [[Honeydukes]], sends Slughorn sweets. <ref name="HBP4" />
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*[[Avery (Riddle-era)|Avery]] – Member in the [[1940s]], became a [[Death Eater]]. <ref name="HBP17">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 17 (''A Sluggish Memory'')</ref>,<ref name="HBP23">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 23 (''Horcruxes'')</ref>
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*[[Barnabas Cuffe]] – Editor of the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' (as of 1996). <ref name="HBP4" />
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*[[B. C.]] – Mountain climber. <ref name="HBPmovie">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''</ref>
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*[[Dahlia F.]] – (Unknown). <ref name="HBPmovie" />
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*[[Dirk Cresswell]] – Former Head of the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures|Goblin Liasion Office]] who had insider information of [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]], killed during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. <ref name="HBP4" />
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*[[Eldred Worple]] – Writer of ''[[Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires]]. ''<ref name="HBP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Unbreakable Vow'')</ref>
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*[[Gwenog Jones]] – Captain of the [[Holyhead Harpies]] (as of 1996-97). <ref name="HBP4" />
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*[[Lestrange]] – Member in the 1940s, part of [[Tom Riddle's gang]], became one of the first [[Death Eaters]]. <ref name="HBP17" />
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*[[Lily Evans]] – A good student with particular talent in [[Potions (class)|Potions]]. Murdered during the [[First Wizarding War]]. <ref name="HBP4" />
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*[[Lucius Malfoy]] – Of the rich and influential [[Malfoy family]], a [[Death Eater]] (until the end of the Second Wizarding War), a respected high-ranking [[Ministry of Magic]] official, and for a time a member of the [[Hogwarts Board of Governors]]. <ref>[[:File:Slug Club3.png|See this image]]</ref>
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*[[Nott|Mr. Nott]] – [[Theodore Nott]]'s father, who Slughorn inquired about and referred to as an old friend. <ref name="HBP7">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Slug Club'')</ref>
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*[[Regulus Black]] – [[Slytherin]] [[Seeker]], later became a [[Death Eater]] (though he betrayed Lord Voldemort by trying to destroy [[Salazar Slytherin's locket]], one of Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es, and was killed in his attempt)<ref name="HBP4" />.
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*[[Severus Snape]] – A good student who was brilliant at Potions and making new spells. Became a [[Death Eater]], but defected. Succeeded Slughorn in the post of [[Potions master]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] <ref name="script" />. He was murdered by Tom Riddle in the [[Second Wizarding War]]. <ref name="HBP15" />
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*[[Tom Riddle]] – A very promising student with excellent marks, later became known as Lord Voldemort, the most powerful dark wizard, killed during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. Slughorn told Tom the details of Horcruxes, which were key in his rise to power. <ref name="HBP17" />
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*[[Unidentified Minister of Magical Transportation|Unidentified individual]] – Class of [[1967]], became Minister of [[Department of Magical Transportation|Magical Transportation]]. <ref name="script" />
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*[[Wendy Slinkhard]] – Writer, and kin to [[Wilbert Slinkhard]].{{Fact}}
   
Both were invited to the initial meeting in Slughorn's cabin on the [[Hogwarts Express]], but failed to pass muster.
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===Slughorn's Second Tenure as Potions Master===
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*[[Blaise Zabini]] – His [[Blaise Zabini's mother|mother]] is a beautiful witch who has wedded and been widowed at least seven times, thus inheriting a great deal of wealth from her former husbands. <ref name="HBP7" />
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*[[Cormac McLaggen]] – His uncle [[Tiberius]] is well-connected within the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. <ref name="HBP7" />
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*[[Flora Carrow|Flora]] and [[Hestia Carrow]]. <ref name="SS">''[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/new-original-characters-cast-half-blood-prince-updated-54082/ New original characters cast for Half-Blood Prince]''</ref>
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*[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] – A popular student who caught Professor Slughorn's attention when she cast the seemingly difficult [[Bat-Bogey Hex]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. <ref name="HBP7" />
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*[[Harry Potter]] – "The Boy Who Lived" and "The Chosen One", son of Lily Evans, a former 'Slug Club' member<ref name="HBP7" />.
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*[[Hermione Granger]] – the best student in her year<ref name="HBP14" />.
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*[[Melinda Bobbin]] – her family owns a large [[Bobbin family's chain of apothecaries|chain of apothecaries]]<ref name="HBP11">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 11 (''Hermiones' Helping Hand'')</ref>.
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==Students not accepted==
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*[[Marcus Belby]] – His uncle [[Damocles]] invented the [[Wolfsbane Potion]], but Marcus had not spoken to him in a long while as his father and uncle were not on good terms. Belby was nevertheless invited to one of the club's supper meetings, but by the time of the [[Slug Club Christmas party]], Slughorn had Belby passing out towels in the loo. <ref name="HBP7" />,<ref name="HBPf16">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' - Chapter 16</ref>
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*[[Neville Longbottom]] – His mother and father ([[Alice and Frank Longbottom]]) were once well-known and loved [[Auror]]s, but Neville showed none of their talent in this field (presumably his adeptness for [[Herbology]] never came up in conversation). <ref name="HBP7" />
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Both Marcus and Neville were invited to the initial meeting in Slughorn's cabin on the [[Hogwarts Express]], but in the end both failed to pass muster.
   
 
==Benefits==
 
==Benefits==
====Slughorn’s benefits====
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===Benefits for Slughorn===
When helping others become famous, which, if successful, gained him influence and/or benefits from them, such as being able to recommend the next junior member of the [[Goblin Liaison Office]], free [[Quidditch]] tickets or a box of his favourite crystallised pineapple. Horace preferred to be a "back-seat driver", obtaining things he desired by using his contacts makes his life comfortable and cosy.<ref name="HBP4"/> In Harry Potter's case, Slughorn was able to profit from him even before the young man graduated, by attaining [[Acromantula venom]] from [[Aragog]]'s corpse.
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Helping others become famous gained him influence (such as being able to recommend the next junior member of the [[Goblin Liaison Office]]) and various benefits (such as free tickets to any [[Holyhead Harpies]] match or a box of his favourite crystallised pineapple). Horace forechose to obtain things he desired by using his connections to make his life comfortable and cosy, rather than obtain them directly. <ref name="HBP4" />
   
====Students' benefits====
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===Benefits for Students===
To students being in the Slug Club is an honour and opportunity because of its exclusiveness and with Slughorn’s connections they would have future first-rate careers after Hogwarts set.
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Being in the Slug Club is both an honour and an opportunity due to it's exclusiveness, and with Professor Slughorn’s connections they would likely have first-rate careers ahead of them (if they possessed proper talent to begin with).
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' it is mentioned that there are two seventh-year girls. This may be referring to Flora and Hestia Carrow. Twins [[Flora Carrow|Flora]] and [[Hestia Carrow]] have only appeared in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.]]''<ref name="SS"/>.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' it is mentioned that there are two seventh-year girls. This may have been referring to the twins [[Flora Carrow|Flora]] and [[Hestia Carrow]], who only appeared by name in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]. ''<ref name="SS" />
 
*[[Sybill Trelawney]] and [[Unidentified female Hogwarts teacher|an unidentified female teacher]] may have been members of the Slug Club.
 
*[[Sybill Trelawney]] and [[Unidentified female Hogwarts teacher|an unidentified female teacher]] may have been members of the Slug Club.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', Marcus Belby makes it into the Slug Club.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', Marcus Belby makes it into the Slug Club.
*It is very possibly that Slughorn saw Ginny higher when she began dating Harry Potter, his crown jewel, as both Ginny and Harry were in the Slug Club in 1996.
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*It may be that Professor Slughorn thought more of Ginny Weasley after she began dating Harry Potter (his "crown jewel").
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Slug Club logo
Slug Club
Organisation information
Founder(s)

Horace Slughorn

Leader(s)

Horace Slughorn

Headquarters

Horace Slughorn's office

Intentions

Cultivate students who Horace Slughorn thought had potential or connections.

Affiliation

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

"He used to handpick favourites at Hogwarts, sometimes for their ambition or their brains, sometimes for their charm or their talent, and he had an uncanny knack for choosing those who would go on to become outstanding in their various fields. Horace formed a kind of club of his favourites with himself at the centre, making introductions, forging useful contacts between members, and always reaping some kind of benefit in return [...] "
Albus Dumbledore on the Slug Club[src]

The Slug Club is made up of Horace Slughorn's most well-liked and sometimes famous students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Professor Slughorn, who taught Potions at Hogwarts from the 1920s-1981 and again from 1996-?, he sought students who were well connected, held fame, and/or showed true promise in some field(s) of magic.

These select students were invited to parties (such as the particularly lavish one held on the 20th of December, 1996) where Professor Slughorn would then weed them out further. He was sure to keep in touch with those who "made the cut", even after they had graduated, as they would often provide him with useful information and/or various luxuries. [1]

MeetingsEdit

"A toast, to Hogwarts' brightest and best!"
Horace Slughorn toasting the Slug Club[src]
Halfblood-01662

Horace Slughorn holds a supper party with the Slug Club

Along the course of the school year, Professor Slughorn would hold various club get-togethers (most often dinners with fine food and around 10 student-attendees). Slughorn would lead the conversation in order to get to know the members better and encourage them to associate with one another. For the grander parties he would invite famous former members, such as professional Quidditch player Gwenog Jones[2].

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A Slug Club meeting taking place in the 1940s

Professor Slughorn's aim was to cultivate talent and give his favourites a nudge toward fame and fortune, hoping to reap the benefits of his connection to them once they became the "high fliers" he expected them to be [3]. On the 20th of December, 1996, there was a lavish party for past and present Slug Club members held in Professor Slughorn's office at Hogwarts. It was the only get-together of the club that Harry Potter attended [4]. After Harry's failed attempt to get a particular memory out of the Professor, Slughorn apparently stopped these meetings in order to prevent giving Harry another attempt.

It is unknown what became of the Slug Club under Severus Snape's Heamastership during the 1997–1998 school year. It may have been disbanded due to the return of Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four, though the decree technically only affected student-founded clubs (such as Dumbledore's Army). Under the Headmastership of Minerva McGonagall beginning in 1998, it likely that Professor Slughorn stayed on as Potions master and Head of Slytherin House at Hogwarts, and due to his nature the Slug Club was likely reinstated (if it was ever disbanded).

Students AcceptedEdit

Slughorn's First Tenure as Potions MasterEdit

Slughorn's Second Tenure as Potions MasterEdit

Students not acceptedEdit

Both Marcus and Neville were invited to the initial meeting in Slughorn's cabin on the Hogwarts Express, but in the end both failed to pass muster.

BenefitsEdit

Benefits for SlughornEdit

Helping others become famous gained him influence (such as being able to recommend the next junior member of the Goblin Liaison Office) and various benefits (such as free tickets to any Holyhead Harpies match or a box of his favourite crystallised pineapple). Horace forechose to obtain things he desired by using his connections to make his life comfortable and cosy, rather than obtain them directly. [1]

Benefits for StudentsEdit

Being in the Slug Club is both an honour and an opportunity due to it's exclusiveness, and with Professor Slughorn’s connections they would likely have first-rate careers ahead of them (if they possessed proper talent to begin with).

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