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The '''Weasley family ghoul''' was a [[ghoul]] that lived in the attic at [[the Burrow]]. Considered to be more of a pet than a pest by the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]], the [[ghoul]] is largely ignored, although it does bang on the pipes when it feels the house is too quiet.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
 
The '''Weasley family ghoul''' was a [[ghoul]] that lived in the attic at [[the Burrow]]. Considered to be more of a pet than a pest by the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]], the [[ghoul]] is largely ignored, although it does bang on the pipes when it feels the house is too quiet.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===1992===
 
===1992===
In 1992, [[Molly Weasley]] threatened to set the family ghoul on the reporters who had come to ask about her husbands inquiry at work due to his flying car.
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In the summer of [[1992]], [[Harry Potter]], who was staying at the Burrow, found some chains that belonged to the Weasleys' ghoul. He returned the chains to the ghoul, who repaid Harry by giving him a [[Chocolate Frog Cards|Chocolate Frog Card]] he had found.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - GBC version</ref>
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Harry also assisted [[Ronald Weasley]] in calming down the ghoul when it was incessantly tossing pipes everywhere, a task set for him by [[Molly Weasley|his mother]]. To accomplish this, Harry and Ron sneaked into the attic by way of an open window (both to avoid Ron's angry mother and in case the ghoul had locked the attic door) and caught a number of the pipes in an old chest. Eventually, the ghoul became frustrated and escaped into a nearby dresser.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' - PlayStation version</ref>
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Later that year, Molly threatened to set the family ghoul on the reporters who had come to ask about her husband's inquiry at work because of his flying car.
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===1997===
 
===1997===
In [[1997]], [[Ronald Weasley]] came up with a plan to use the ghoul in his plans to assist [[Harry Potter]] and [[Hermione Granger]] and himself search for [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es. Since he would not be at school and did not want to endanger his family, he convinced his brothers, [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]], to help him [[Transfiguration|transfigure]] the ghoul so it looked more human and dress it in pyjamas. He gave it boils so it looked like he had [[Spattergroit]]. [[Arthur Weasley]] also helped, albeit without the knowledge of his wife.<ref name=DH>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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In [[1997]], Ron came up with a plan to use the ghoul in his plans to assist [[Harry Potter]] and [[Hermione Granger]] and himself search for [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux]]es. Since he would not be at school and did not want to endanger his family, he convinced his brothers, [[Fred and George Weasley|Fred and George]], to help him [[Transfiguration|transfigure]] the ghoul so it looked more human and dress it in pyjamas. He gave it boils so it looked like he had [[Spattergroit]]. [[Arthur Weasley]] also helped, albeit without the knowledge of his wife.<ref name=DH>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
   
 
Ron's plan called for the ghoul to take up residence in his room while he was away. The Transfiguration also made the ghoul appear to have [[Spattergroit]], a highly contagious disease. It was Ron's hope that this would convince any [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] officials or [[Death Eaters]] that he was seriously ill, since no [[Wizards|wizard]] would risk getting close.<ref name=DH/>
 
Ron's plan called for the ghoul to take up residence in his room while he was away. The Transfiguration also made the ghoul appear to have [[Spattergroit]], a highly contagious disease. It was Ron's hope that this would convince any [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] officials or [[Death Eaters]] that he was seriously ill, since no [[Wizards|wizard]] would risk getting close.<ref name=DH/>
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===1998===
 
===1998===
 
However, after Harry accidentally broke the [[Taboo]] on Voldemort's name in [[1998]], the Death Eaters learned that Ron was with Harry; the rest of the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] were forced into hiding and prevented from going to their jobs.<ref name=DH/>
 
However, after Harry accidentally broke the [[Taboo]] on Voldemort's name in [[1998]], the Death Eaters learned that Ron was with Harry; the rest of the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] were forced into hiding and prevented from going to their jobs.<ref name=DH/>
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*For lack of a version of this monster in other countries' folklore, the ghoul is often translated as something else. In the Dutch version of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', this ghoul is referred as a [[poltergeist]]. As for the Portuguese versions of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', both European and Brazilian, this ghoul is referred as a [[vampire]]. In the Swedish version of the books the ghoul is referred to as a ghost. In the Spanish version of the second book, it's a ghost, but later books call it a "spirit".
 
*Students at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] may take [[Ghoul Studies]], however, this class was only referenced on the official [[Marauder's Map]] replica made by the Noble Collection.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{1st}} {{Comment|GBC and PS1 versions only.}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' {{1st}} {{Comment|GBC and PS1 versions only.}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{C|Downloadable character pack}}
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' {{C|Downloadable character pack}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
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Weasley family ghoul
Biographical information
Born

before 1991

Died

after 1997

Also known as

Ronald Weasley

Physical information
Species

Ghoul

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Yellow

Skin colour

Greenish

Loyalty

Weasley family

The Weasley family ghoul was a ghoul that lived in the attic at the Burrow. Considered to be more of a pet than a pest by the Weasleys, the ghoul is largely ignored, although it does bang on the pipes when it feels the house is too quiet.[1]

BiographyEdit

1992Edit

In the summer of 1992, Harry Potter, who was staying at the Burrow, found some chains that belonged to the Weasleys' ghoul. He returned the chains to the ghoul, who repaid Harry by giving him a Chocolate Frog Card he had found.[2]

Harry also assisted Ronald Weasley in calming down the ghoul when it was incessantly tossing pipes everywhere, a task set for him by his mother. To accomplish this, Harry and Ron sneaked into the attic by way of an open window (both to avoid Ron's angry mother and in case the ghoul had locked the attic door) and caught a number of the pipes in an old chest. Eventually, the ghoul became frustrated and escaped into a nearby dresser.[3]

Later that year, Molly threatened to set the family ghoul on the reporters who had come to ask about her husband's inquiry at work because of his flying car.

1997Edit

In 1997, Ron came up with a plan to use the ghoul in his plans to assist Harry Potter and Hermione Granger and himself search for Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes. Since he would not be at school and did not want to endanger his family, he convinced his brothers, Fred and George, to help him transfigure the ghoul so it looked more human and dress it in pyjamas. He gave it boils so it looked like he had Spattergroit. Arthur Weasley also helped, albeit without the knowledge of his wife.[4]

Ron's plan called for the ghoul to take up residence in his room while he was away. The Transfiguration also made the ghoul appear to have Spattergroit, a highly contagious disease. It was Ron's hope that this would convince any Ministry officials or Death Eaters that he was seriously ill, since no wizard would risk getting close.[4]

The plan worked, to a certain point. After being interrogated following the fall of the Ministry on 1 August, the Weasley file kept by Dolores Umbridge noted that Ron was seriously ill and confined to his bed.[4] He narrowly missed detection when he temporarily abandoned Harry and Hermione and was caught by Snatchers; he told them that he was Stan Shunpike and then managed to escape. Another close call came when Ron, Harry, and Hermione were ambushed at the Lovegood House; Hermione threw Harry's Invisibility Cloak over Ron as they escaped so that Death Eaters Selwyn and Travers did not see him.

1998Edit

However, after Harry accidentally broke the Taboo on Voldemort's name in 1998, the Death Eaters learned that Ron was with Harry; the rest of the Weasleys were forced into hiding and prevented from going to their jobs.[4]

AppearancesEdit

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