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{{Youmay|the wizard who authored ''Curses and Counter-Curses''|[[Vindictus Veridian|the once-Headmaster of Hogwarts]]}}
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|died=[[1700s|1703]]<ref name="death">In interviews, J.K. Rowling has stated that "[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died]". Veridian's portrait is dated 1703.</ref>
 
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{{Quote|They bought Harry's school books in a shop called Flourish and Blotts where the shelves were stacked to the ceiling with books as large as paving stones bound in leather; books the size of postage stamps in covers of silk; books full of peculiar symbols and a few books with nothing in them at all. ''[…]'' Hagrid almost had to drag Harry away from ''Curses and Countercurses (Bewitch Your Friends and Befuddle Your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs, Tongue-Tying and Much, Much More)'' by Professor Vindictus Viridian.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
'''Professor Vindictus Viridian''' was a [[wizardkind|wizard]] and the author of ''[[Curses and Counter-Curses|Curses and Countercurses (Bewitch Your Friends and Befuddle Your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs, Tongue-Tying and Much, Much More)]]''.<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref>
 
   
==Etymology==
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{{Quote|And if wishes grew on trees, life would be a breeze. Please pester someone else!|Veridian's portrait, refusing to open to [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)}}
The name Vindictus is derived from the Latin ''vindicta'' ("revenge") and the surname Viridian from the Latin ''viridis'' ("green").
 
   
This combination suggests revenge over envy or jelousy.
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'''Professor Vindictus Viridian''' (d. [[1700s|1703]]<ref name="death"/>) was a [[potioneer]], author and [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in the early [[18th century|eighteenth century]].
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==Biography==
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Based on his portrait, Veridian was a [[potioneer]]. At some point in his life, he was named [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]<ref name="WWHP">''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' - see [[:File:Dumbledore's office portraits.jpg|this image]]</ref>. Also during his lifetime, he published a famous [[List of books|book]] on [[curses]]: ''[[Curses and Counter-Curses|Curses and Counter-Curses (Bewitch your Friends and Befuddle your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs, Tongue-Tying and much, much more)]]''.
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[[File:Dumbledore's office portraits.jpg|left|200px|thumb|Professor Veridian's portrait in the [[Headmaster's office]].]]
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Professor Veridian died in [[1700s|1703]].<ref name="death"/> Two [[portrait]]s of him hung at Hogwarts: one was hung in the [[Headmaster's office]] along with the [[Headmaster portraits|portraits of other Headmasters and Headmistresses]],<ref name="WWHP"/> and another at the [[Grand Staircase]].<ref name="OPg">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref>
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In the [[1995-1996 school year]], Veridian's portrait at the [[Grand Staircase]] was used to conceal the entrance to the [[Room of Rewards]]. He was frequently annoyed by all the hustle and bustle of the students' school life. In order to gain entry to the Room of Rewards, [[Hermione Granger]] threatened to convince [[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]] to haunt the landing where the portrait hung. Disliking Myrtle, Veridian let [[Harry Potter]] and his friends through.<ref name="OPg"/>
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*'''[[Curse]]s''': Professor Viridian was exceptionally skilled with [[curse]]s, [[hex]]es and [[jinx]]es, and wrote [[Curses and Counter-Curses|a book]] which included such [[spell]]s as the [[Full Body-Bind Curse]], [[Jelly-Legs Curse]], [[Leg-Locker Curse]], [[Pimple Jinx]], [[Stickfast Hex]], [[Tickling Hex]], [[Tongue-Tying Curse]] and [[Hair Loss Curse]]. Hence, it can be presumed he was able to cast such [[spell]]s.
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==Etymology==
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The name Vindictus is derived from the Latin ''vindicta'' ("revenge") and the surname Veridian from the Latin ''viridis'' ("green").
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In the films and video games there's a portrait of someone called "[[Vindictus Veridian]]". This may be a misspelling of Vindictus Viridian, however, it is currently unknown if the two are to be taken as the same person or not.
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*''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' confirms that his surname was misspelled "Veridian" in the [[Harry Potter (film series)|film series]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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{{Imagecat|Images of Vindictus Viridian}}
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' {{Portrait}}<ref>DVD 2 - Special Features (''The Quest of Sir Cadogan'')</ref>
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{Portrait}}
*[[Pottermore]]
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*''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' {{Portrait}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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|predecessor=Unknown, eventually [[Everard]]
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Vindictus Viridian
Biographical information
Died

1703[1]

Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour
  • Black (formerly)
  • Grey
Eye colour

Dark

Skin colour

White

Affiliation
Occupation
Loyalty
"And if wishes grew on trees, life would be a breeze. Please pester someone else!"
—Veridian's portrait, refusing to open to Harry Potter[src]

Professor Vindictus Viridian (d. 1703[1]) was a potioneer, author and Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the early eighteenth century.

BiographyEdit

LifetimeEdit

Based on his portrait, Veridian was a potioneer. At some point in his life, he was named Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[2]. Also during his lifetime, he published a famous book on curses: Curses and Counter-Curses (Bewitch your Friends and Befuddle your Enemies with the Latest Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly-Legs, Tongue-Tying and much, much more).

Post-mortemEdit

Dumbledore's office portraits

Professor Veridian's portrait in the Headmaster's office.

Professor Veridian died in 1703.[1] Two portraits of him hung at Hogwarts: one was hung in the Headmaster's office along with the portraits of other Headmasters and Headmistresses,[2] and another at the Grand Staircase.[3]

In the 1995-1996 school year, Veridian's portrait at the Grand Staircase was used to conceal the entrance to the Room of Rewards. He was frequently annoyed by all the hustle and bustle of the students' school life. In order to gain entry to the Room of Rewards, Hermione Granger threatened to convince Moaning Myrtle to haunt the landing where the portrait hung. Disliking Myrtle, Veridian let Harry Potter and his friends through.[3]

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The name Vindictus is derived from the Latin vindicta ("revenge") and the surname Veridian from the Latin viridis ("green").

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Wiki
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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 In interviews, J.K. Rowling has stated that "all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died". Veridian's portrait is dated 1703.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - see this image
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
  4. DVD 2 - Special Features (The Quest of Sir Cadogan)



Potions (class)
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Professors: Vindictus Veridian · Severus Snape · Horace Slughorn
Textbooks: Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions · A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery
Potions at Hogwarts: Potions Classroom · Potions Staircase · Potions basement · Potions Club · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom · Dungeon Five · Cauldron cupboard
Potioneers: Arsenius Jigger · Damocles · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Zygmunt Budge
Potions Studied: Boil-Cure Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Shrinking Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Wiggenweld Potion · Girding Potion · Antidotes · Strengthening Solution · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Draught of Living Death · Amortentia · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Hiccoughing Solution · Poison Antidote · Swelling Solution · Draught of Peace · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Polyjuice Potion



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Locations on the sixth floor

Classroom 6A · Classroom 6B · Corridor · Disused bathroom · East Wing · Empty classroom · Floor 6 Bonus · Glanmore Peakes' Corridor · Horace Slughorn's office · Room of Rewards · Storeroom · Writing Supplies Room

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the sixth floor

Damara Dodderidge · Edgar Stroulger · Edessa Sakndenberg · Glanmore Peakes · Selina Sapworthy · Skeleton in a top hat · Portrait in storeroom · Temeritus Shanks · Vindictus Viridian · Wendelin the Weird

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