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Blood status

In GF, while talking to Arthur Weasley, he didn´t pronounce policemen correctly. Can we determinate that he was pure- or half-blood?--Rodolphus 16:33, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

Bumping--Rodolphus 13:36, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

Bumping--Rodolphus 15:13, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

Rudeness

I don't really like how the wiki initially described him as being rude. The only time he was outright rude was when his son, the original Hogwarts champion, wasn't given so much as a mention in the Daily Prophet, whereas Harry got a whole page to himself.

In the woods, for example - some people say he was being rude and boastful. However, Rowling herself describes him as "good-natured" when looking at the Weasleys, and speaking "genially" to Harry about losing. In my opinion, he was just trying to be friendly and doing a bad job of it. And then, Cedric being his only child obviously he's going to be super-proud of him for beating the most famous wizard in the world at Quidditch. I think he was just being a father.

So I'm changing the article to reflect his good nature, and if anyone wants to undo my edits feel free. Hunnie Bunn! 18:40, March 8, 2013 (UTC)

Slug Club

Just wondering, is it possible he is the male standing behind Slughorn in this image? They dress the same, have the same colour hair and skin, and both wear glasses. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 19:20, April 20, 2013 (UTC)

BuMpInG :) --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:30, May 11, 2013 (UTC)
Bumping. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:31, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
I don't know; they don't really look all that alike to me. Furthermore, if I understand correctly, the photo is supposed to be from some ways a way back, when Slughorn was teaching before at Hogwarts, yet the guy in the photo looks about as old as Amos in 1994, if not older. Sorry, but I think it would be far too speculative to say that they're one and the same. ProfessorTofty (talk) 23:38, July 3, 2013 (UTC)
Fair points. At least now the question has finally been answered :). --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:53, July 3, 2013 (UTC)

Birth Date

He was born sometime before 1977 for sure, but does his calling Arthur "son" give any indication to his age, or no? --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:53, July 3, 2013 (UTC)

Bumping. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 18:23, July 5, 2013 (UTC)
Bumping. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:00, July 10, 2013 (UTC)
Wiktionary lists "son" as "(UK, colloquial) An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority". Therefore, I don't think we can conclude anything on his age based solely on this. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 23:21, July 10, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, and sorry. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 23:24, July 10, 2013 (UTC)

Personality

I believe someone with better English than mine should elaborate a bit regarding the description on his personality and traits. Things that ought to be included is:

Logical thinker; Amos Diggory has a certain logic to his way of thinking, which is quite uncommon for many of wizardkind, as seen when the golden trio is being discovered on the scene of the crime:

 But none of the Ministry wizards apart from Mr. Crouch seemed to think it remotely likely that Harry, Ron, or Hermione had conjured the skull; on the contrary, at Hermione's words, they had all raised their wands again and were pointing in the direction she had indicated, squinting through the dark trees.
  "We're too late," said the witch in the woolen dressing gown, shaking her head. "They'll have Disapparated."
      "I don't think so," said a wizard with a scrubby brown beard. It was Amos Diggory, Cedric's father. "Our Stunners went right through those trees.…There's a good chance we got them.…"

Selfless and brave; Being an employee of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, it is unlikely he have any formal training making him able to go toe to toe with Death Eaters, many who might have defeated highly trained Aurors and/or Hit Wizards/Witches. He could have worked in the Pest Advisory Board, nevertheless, he proved himself both brave and confident in his own abilitiy to hold his own in a duel when the situation demanded it. For this, several Ministry officials watched him in a certain degree of awe as he took the intiative to act and 'squared his shoulders, raised his wand, marched across the clearing, and disappeared into the darkness', where several wizards warned him to be careful. Hermione even watchedwith her hands over her mouth, implying that she realized what potential dangers Amos put himself in if there had indeed been Death Eaters waiting to ambush them hidden close by.

Common wizarding prejudice: It is not uncommon for wizards to consider certain spicies to be below them on the food-chain. House-elves is one of the more obvious examples, where Amos not even bother to use her name when adressing her and even use his position in the Ministry to intimidate her:

       "Elf!" said Mr. Diggory sternly. "Do you know who I am? I'm a member of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures!"
      Winky began to rock backward and forward on the ground, her breath coming in sharp bursts. Harry was reminded forcibly of Dobby in his moments of terrified disobedience.

Sees when he goes to far; He manages to see his own faults and is even able to apologize for it. 

      "As you see, elf, the Dark Mark was conjured here a short while ago," said Mr. Diggory. "And you were discovered moments later, right beneath it! An explanation, if you please!"
      "I - I - I is not doing it, sir!" Winky gasped. "I is not knowing how, sir!"
      "You were found with a wand in your hand!" barked Mr. Diggory, brandishing it in front of her. And as the wand caught the green light that was filling the clearing from the skull above, Harry recognized it
      "Hey - that's mine!" he said
      Everyone in the clearing looked at him.
      "Excuse me?" said Mr. Diggory, incredulously.
      "That's my wand!" said Harry. "I dropped it!"
      "You dropped it?" repeated Mr. Diggory in disbelief. "Is this a confession? You threw it aside after you conjured the Mark?"
      "Amos, think who you're talking to!" said Mr. Weasley, very angrily. "Is Harry Potter likely to conjure the Dark Mark?"
      "Er - of course not," mumbled Mr. Diggory. "Sorry… carried away…"

He could be short-minded in moments of great excitement, but at least he is able to recognize when he says or do something that is obviously wrong. Simen Johannes Fagerli (talk) 16:20, March 11, 2015 (UTC)

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