Dexter Fortescue: "Insubordination, sir! Dereliction of duty!"
Armando Dippet: "We are honour-bound to give service to the present Headmaster of Hogwarts! Shame on you, Phineas!"
Unidentified Head: "Shall I persuade him, Dumbledore?"
— Unidentified Head threatens Phineas Nigellus Black[src]

This unidentified female Head was a gimlet-eyed witch who, at some point, became Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In 1995, she threatened fellow Hogwarts Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black with her unusually thick wand when he told the current Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore he didn't feel like passing a message onto his great-great grandson, Sirius Black. Phineas Black apparently took her seriously enough to rapidly revise his position.

In 1998, she, along with the other portraits of former Heads, gave Harry Potter a standing ovation after he killed the Dark Lord Voldemort.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 22 (St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries)
  2. She had a portrait in the Headmaster's office
  3. She told Phineas Nigellus Black to be quiet after he disrespected Dumbledore
  4. She gave Harry a standing ovation after Voldemort died