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{{Quote|My poor Mr Crouch, what is he doing without Winky? He is needing me, he is needing my help! I is looking after the Crouches all my life, and my mother is doing it before me, and my grandmother is doing it before her... oh what is they saying if they knew Winky was freed? Oh the shame, the shame!|Winky's trouble adjusting to being sacked by the Crouches and relocating to Hogwarts.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
'''Winky''' was a freed female [[House-elf]] who neither wanted freedom nor took to being a free elf. She was employed at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] when released from the [[Crouch family]] where for years, Winky had been devoted to [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] The elder Barty Crouch sacked Winky when she was found holding a wand in suspicious circumstances, which not only publicly associated him with [[Dark magic]], but demonstrated that her guardianship of [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|his son]] might be unreliable.
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'''Winky''' was a freed female [[House-elf]] who neither wanted freedom nor took to being a free elf. She was employed at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] when released from the [[Crouch family]] where for years, Winky had been devoted to [[Barty Crouch Sr.]] The elder Barty Crouch sacked Winky when she was found holding a wand in suspicious circumstances, which not only publicly associated him with [[Dark magic]], but demonstrated that her guardianship of [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|his son]] might be unreliable.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Serving the Crouch family===
 
===Serving the Crouch family===
Winky was dedicated to her master, Barty Crouch Sr. and his family. Barty Crouch Senior's son, Barty Crouch Jr. was a convicted [[Death Eater]] who had been smuggled out of [[Azkaban]] by his father, and replaced by his terminally ill mother, disguised by using the Polyjuice Potion, as her last, dying wish. It was Winky's duty to take care of Barty Crouch Jr., who had been placed under the Imperius Curse by his father to prevent him from running away, which she did loyally and in secret, for years.
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Winky was dedicated to her master, Barty Crouch Sr. and his family, a duty passed down from her mother before her, and grandmother before that. Barty Crouch Senior's son, Barty Crouch Jr. was a convicted [[Death Eater]] who had been smuggled out of [[Azkaban]] by his father, and replaced by his terminally ill mother, disguised by using the Polyjuice Potion, as her last, dying wish. It was Winky's duty to take care of Barty Crouch Jr., who had been placed under the Imperius Curse by his father to prevent him from running away, which she did loyally and in secret, for years. During such time, Winky persuaded Barty Sr. to reward his son for good behaviour, despite it being a byproduct of the Imperius Curse, and Barty Jr. thought this love was no more than pity.
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One day, when [[Bertha Jorkins]] came to the household with papers for Barty Sr. to sign, Winky had her wait for her master to return. Bertha caught Winky speaking with the hidden Barty Jr., and heard enough to deduce who was underneath the [[Invisibility cloak]]. This caused the elder Crouch to rectify the problem with a brain-damaging [[Memory Charm]].
   
 
===Dismissal===
 
===Dismissal===
As a reward for his son's good behaviour, Crouch Sr. reserved a seat at the [[1994]] [[Quidditch Cup]] between [[Ireland]] and [[Bulgaria]] for Winky and himself, and allowed his son to take his seat under the concealment of an Invisibility Cloak. Winky used her [[magic]] so that she and Crouch Jr. were magically bound to one another, so he could not escape. Following a riot instigated by [[Death Eaters]] at the camp grounds of the [[Quidditch Cup]], Crouch Jr. was able to fight the Imperius curse and gain some control over himself. He was able to drag Winky away with him, towards the woods, and cast the [[Dark Mark]] (the sign of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]) into the sky during the attack. Winky and Crouch Jr. were then both stunned by [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] officials. When searching the woods, they could only find Winky's [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] body with the [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]] Crouch Jr. had used to cast the [[curse]], as Crouch Jr. was still under the Invisibility Cloak and out of sight.
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As a reward for his son's good behaviour, Crouch Sr. reserved a seat at the [[1994]] [[Quidditch Cup]] between [[Ireland]] and [[Bulgaria]] for Winky and himself, and allowed his son to take his seat under the concealment of an Invisibility Cloak. Winky used her [[magic]] so that she and Crouch Jr. were magically bound to one another, so he could not escape, though her fear of heights had led her to cover her eyes the entire time, leading her to miss out Crouch stealing a [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]] in the open. Following a riot instigated by [[Death Eaters]] at the camp grounds of the [[Quidditch Cup]], Crouch Jr. was able to fight the Imperius curse and gain some control over himself. He was able to drag Winky away with him, towards the woods, and cast the [[Dark Mark]] (the sign of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]) into the sky during the attack. Winky and Crouch Jr. were then both stunned by [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] officials. When searching the woods, they could only find Winky's [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] body with the [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]] Crouch Jr. had used to cast the [[curse]], as Crouch Jr. was still under the Invisibility Cloak and out of sight.
   
The Ministry of Magic Officials then revived Winky and blamed her for casting the Dark Mark with the wand, despite Winky claiming she didn't know how to. Though he indignantly claimed that blaming Winky was implying that she learned how to do such a thing at his own home, Crouch Sr. freed Winky to avoid associating himself with the Dark Mark, and as it was apparent to him Winky's guardianship of his son was unreliable. [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr]]'s treatment of Winky led [[Hermione Granger]] to create the [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare]] (S.P.E.W.).
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The Ministry of Magic Officials then revived Winky and blamed her for casting the Dark Mark with the wand, despite Winky claiming she didn't know how to. Though he indignantly claimed that blaming Winky was implying that she learned how to do such a thing at his own home, Crouch Sr. freed Winky to avoid associating himself with the Dark Mark, and as it was apparent to him Winky's guardianship of his son was unreliable. Winky screamed and begged in what Harry described as a pitiful manner when she was facing her master's cold remarks, which apparently did not stir his sympathies at the very least. [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.'s]] treatment of Winky led [[Hermione Granger]] to create the [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare]] (S.P.E.W.).
   
 
====Depression====
 
====Depression====
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[[File:WinkyRobBliss.jpg|thumb|left|Winky with a bottle of Butterbeer.]]
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Winky fell into a state of depression after being fired by her master, having shamed her mother and grandmother before her, and started drinking [[Butterbeer]] regularly, which contained very little [[alcohol]], but was apparently potent for a house-elf. She wore the new clothes (a dress for her size) that Barty gave her, though took little care for them as they suffered damage from her negligence. [[Dobby]], a friend of [[Harry Potter]] and former servant of the [[Malfoy family]], was able to get her a job at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] working in the kitchens, though she was still attached to her former masters and had no interest in doing any work. She did not do much work, but took to sitting on a stool by the fireplace getting drunk. The other House-Elves were embarrassed by her self-pity, though [[Dobby]] attempted to take care of and looked out for her. Occasionally, Dobby would put Winky in a bed he had found inside the Room of Requirement when she was extremely drunk.
   
Winky fell into a state of depression after being fired by her master, and started drinking [[Butterbeer]] regularly, which contained very little [[alcohol]], but was apparently potent for a house-elf. [[Dobby]], a friend of [[Harry Potter]] and former servant of the [[Malfoy family]], was able to get her a job at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] working in the kitchens, though she was still attached to her former masters and had no interest in doing any work. She did not do much work, but took to sitting on a stool by the fireplace getting drunk. The other House-Elves were embarrassed by her self-pity, though [[Dobby]] attempted to take care of and looked out for her. Occasionally, Dobby would put Winky in a bed he had found inside the Room of Requirement when she was extremely drunk. Winky was later distressed to find out her former master [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr]]. had been murdered, and she was completely devastated to learn that Barty Crouch Jr. had committed the murder himself.
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When the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] responsible for the [[Triwizard Tournament]]'s events was caught, [[Albus Dumbledore]] instructed [[Severus Snape]] to bring Winky to [[Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor's office|Professor Moody's office]], to which they find the captured Death Eater was none other than Barty Crouch Jr., much to Winky's shock. During the interrogation, she was distressed to find out her former master Barty Crouch Sr. had been murdered, and she was completely devastated to learn that Crouch Jr. had committed the murder himself. Upon the young Crouch receiving the [[Dementor's Kiss]] from a [[Dementor]] brought in by [[Minister for Magic]] [[Cornelius Fudge]], Winky's distress deepened, and Dumbledore requested [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] to do all she could to comfort Winky.
   
 
====Battle of Hogwarts====
 
====Battle of Hogwarts====
Winky slowly improved over the years but continued to drink heavily. She kept her job at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], and participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] along with the other House-elves, led by [[Kreacher]], against the Death Eaters<ref name="BLC">[[Bloomsbury Live Chat]]</ref>.
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Winky slowly improved over the years but continued to drink heavily. She kept her job at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], and participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] along with the other House-elves, led by [[Kreacher]], against the Death Eaters.<ref name="BLC">[[Bloomsbury Live Chat]]</ref>
   
 
===Later life===
 
===Later life===
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==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Bartemius Crouch Sr.===
 
===Bartemius Crouch Sr.===
[[File:Roger_Lloyd_Pack_as_Barty_Crouch_Sr._(GoF-promo-02).jpg|thumb|left|Bartemius Crouch Sr., her former master.]]
 
 
{{Quote|You is not insulting my master, miss! You is not insulting Mr. Crouch! Mr. Crouch is a good wizard, miss! Mr. Crouch is right to sack bad Winky!|Winky still showing respect for her old household.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|You is not insulting my master, miss! You is not insulting Mr. Crouch! Mr. Crouch is a good wizard, miss! Mr. Crouch is right to sack bad Winky!|Winky still showing respect for her old household.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
Like most house-elfs, Winky saw her master Barty Crouch, Sr. as a being to be treated with the utmost respect. She willingly followed his orders to watch after Barty Crouch, Jr., and held no ill will against him for firing her when she failed in those duties. Quite the contrary, she had trouble acknowledging that she was now a free elf under employ of Hogwarts, and still referred to Crouch, Sr. as her master. The pain of not being able to serve him any longer led her to sink into a Butterbeer-fueled depression she would never truly recover from. She was devastated when she heard that Crouch, Sr. was "ill", and even more so when she learned he had been murdered by his own son.
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[[File:CrouchWorldCup.jpg|thumb|Bartemius Crouch Sr., her former master.]]
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Like most house-elfs, Winky saw her master Barty Crouch, Sr. as a being to be treated with the utmost respect. She willingly followed his orders to watch after Barty Crouch, Jr., and held no ill will against him for firing her when she failed in those duties. Quite the contrary, she had trouble acknowledging that she was now a free elf under employ of Hogwarts, and still referred to Crouch, Sr. as her master; if anything, she considered herself as a disgrace for being unable to satisfy her master's needs. The pain of not being able to serve him any longer led her to sink into a Butterbeer-fuelled depression she would never truly recover from. She was devastated when she heard that Crouch, Sr. was "ill", and even more so when she learned he had been murdered by his own son.
   
===Barty Crouch, Jr.===
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On the opposite end, Crouch saw Winky as nothing more than a servant who is expected to follow orders without question, and that her failure was unacceptable, disregarding any circumstances. Upon preparing to dismiss her, she begged and cried at his feet in a pitiful manner, to which he simply backed away as though she was something "filthy and rotten contaminating his over-shined shoes".
[[File:Bcrouchjr.jpg|thumb|183px|Barty Crouch, Jr confesses under the effects of Veritaserum. ]]
 
   
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===Barty Crouch, Jr.===
 
{{Quote|Nooo! Master Barty, Master Barty, what is you saying?"|Winky during Barty Crouch Jr. confession.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Quote|Nooo! Master Barty, Master Barty, what is you saying?"|Winky during Barty Crouch Jr. confession.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
Winky took care of her master after his escape from Azkaban, the wizard prison in secret. She was very faithful and felt great affection to him. Winky escorted him to the Top Box at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, pretending to be saving a seat for Barty Crouch, Sr., while Barty Crouch, Jr, watched the match from under an Invisibility Cloak. His real intention, though, was not to view the match, but to cast the Dark Mark, the sign of Lord Voldemort, into the sky afterwards. He stole the wand of Harry Potter, then after casting the Mark into the sky, he thrust it into Winky's hands, making her look guilty. This caused Winky to be fired by Barty Crouch Sr.
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[[File:Bcrouchjr.jpg|thumb|left|Barty Crouch Jr. confesses under the effects of Veritaserum.]]
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Winky took care of her master after his escape from Azkaban, the wizard prison in secret. She was very faithful and felt great affection to him. Winky escorted him to the [[Top Box]] at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, pretending to be saving a seat for Barty Crouch Sr., while Barty Crouch Jr., watched the match from under an Invisibility Cloak. His real intention, though, was not to view the match, but to cast the Dark Mark, the sign of Lord Voldemort, into the sky afterwards. He stole the wand of Harry Potter, then after casting the Mark into the sky, he thrust it into Winky's hands, making her look guilty. This caused Winky to be fired by Barty Crouch Sr.
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During Barty Crouch Jr.'s confession to impersonating Mad-Eye Moody to put Harry Potter's name into the Goblet of Fire, Winky became quite distressed. She did not want to believe that her beloved master had committed such acts of evil, and took the news horribly. Crouch expressed his belief that Winky's care was no more than duty and pity, and did not reciprocate at the very least.
   
During Barty Crouch, Jr's confession to impersonating Mad-Eye Moody to put Harry Potter's name into the Goblet of Fire, Winky became quite distressed. She did not want to believe that her beloved master had committed such acts of evil, and took the news horribly.
 
 
===Dobby===
 
===Dobby===
[[File:Dobby_-).jpg|thumb|left|Dobby, a free house-elf, tried to console Winky.]]
 
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Winky|Did sir just call me Dobby?|Harry Potter|Sorry. I just thought you were someone I know.|But I knows Dobby too, sir!|Harry Potter and Winky discuss their mutual acquaintance.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Winky|Did sir just call me Dobby?|Harry Potter|Sorry. I just thought you were someone I know.|But I knows Dobby too, sir!|Harry Potter and Winky discuss their mutual acquaintance.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
Dobby and Winky had met sometime prior to the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, and were apparently on good enough terms for Winky to be informed on his current whereabouts. Dobby may have considered Winky a friend, as he offered to assist her in finding a new job at Hogwarts after she was sacked by the Crouch family, and seemed to be the only Hogwarts house-elf that cared that she was suffering from a Butterbeer addiction.
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[[File:Dobby_-).jpg|thumb|Dobby, a free house-elf, tried to console Winky.]]
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[[Dobby]] and Winky had met sometime prior to the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, and were apparently on good enough terms for Winky to be informed on his current whereabouts. Dobby may have considered Winky a friend, as he offered to assist her in finding a new job at Hogwarts after she was sacked by the Crouch family, and seemed to be the only Hogwarts house-elf that cared that she was suffering from a Butterbeer addiction.
   
 
Winky, on the other hand, did not seem to like Dobby much. She was appalled at the fact that he was receiving wages for his work at Hogwarts, and that he was so willing to speak ill of [[Malfoy family|his former masters]]. If she was grateful for the care and kindness Dobby showed her, she didn't seem to outwardly show it.
 
Winky, on the other hand, did not seem to like Dobby much. She was appalled at the fact that he was receiving wages for his work at Hogwarts, and that he was so willing to speak ill of [[Malfoy family|his former masters]]. If she was grateful for the care and kindness Dobby showed her, she didn't seem to outwardly show it.
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===Hogwarts House-elves===
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During her time in Hogwarts' employment, Winky was heavily intoxicated with Butterbeer, due to her self-pity for being dismissed. Her [[Hogwarts house-elves|colleague elves]] did not condone her for such actions, nor did they attempt to comfort her, as they saw her as a disgrace for not being committed to her current masters, and for drinking while on the job. However, she did participate alongside [[Kreacher]] in the Battle of Hogwarts.
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
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Being a female [[house-elf]], Winky was considerably smaller than humans. She had bat-like ears, a tomato-sized nose and huge brown eyes. Her voice was even higher than [[Dobby]]'s.
 
Being a female [[house-elf]], Winky was considerably smaller than humans. She had bat-like ears, a tomato-sized nose and huge brown eyes. Her voice was even higher than [[Dobby]]'s.
   
When Winky was still working for [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr]], she wore a tea-towel draped like a toga. After her dismissal, she wore a skirt and blouse with a matching blue hat. During her period of depression, however, her clothes were stained and burned.
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When Winky was still working for [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]], she wore a tea-towel draped like a toga. After her dismissal, she wore a skirt and blouse with a matching blue hat. During her period of depression, however, her clothes were stained and burned.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
 
Like all house-elves, she used present-tense singular verbs and referred to herself in the third person. With permission from her masters, she used her [[House-elf magic|elf magic]], a form of powerful, [[wandless magic]] that differs from the powers of [[Wizards|wizards and witches]].
 
Like all house-elves, she used present-tense singular verbs and referred to herself in the third person. With permission from her masters, she used her [[House-elf magic|elf magic]], a form of powerful, [[wandless magic]] that differs from the powers of [[Wizards|wizards and witches]].
   
Despite being dismissed, Winky retained her loyalty towards her old masters, especially [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr]]. She had traditional views about house-elves and considered being set free or being paid disgraceful. She also was very caring to [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr]], as his usual keeper, though Barty Jr thought she cared for him mostly out of pity and her sense of duty. When Winky discovered that Barty Jr killed Barty Sr, she was horrified and devastated.
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Despite being dismissed, Winky retained her loyalty towards her old masters, especially [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr]]. She had traditional views about house-elves and considered being set free or being paid disgraceful. She also was very caring to [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]], as his usual keeper, though Barty Jr thought she cared for him mostly out of pity and her sense of duty. When Winky discovered that Barty Jr killed Barty Sr., she was horrified and devastated.
   
 
Winky also suffered from acrophobia, a fear of heights. However, for her master, she was willing to overcome this fear, even though she did so with great difficulty and had to cover her eyes.
 
Winky also suffered from acrophobia, a fear of heights. However, for her master, she was willing to overcome this fear, even though she did so with great difficulty and had to cover her eyes.
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==Magical abilities and skills==
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* '''[[House-elf magic]]:''' As a house-elf, Winky has access to a brand of magic unique to her race. She cannot utilise it without express permission from her master.
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** '''[[Apparition]]:''' Like all other house-elves, she can apparate and disapparate to anywhere she desires, and is not bound by [[Anti-Disapparition Jinx|spells that prevent normal disapparition]].
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** '''Binding magic:''' Winky can use her magic to bind an individual to her proximity. This seems to be quite powerful, as when she used it on Barty Crouch Jr., he could not sever the bond even after acquiring a wand. However, she still requires to exert physical force to drag the prisoner back, as Barty was able to resist her pull, and if she is rendered unconscious, the bond breaks.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Winky is one of the characters that does not appear in the films.
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* Winky is one of the characters that does not appear in the films, nor even get a mention.
*Although Winky does not make an appearance in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', concept art for her has been made and released to the public.
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* Although Winky does not make an appearance in the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', concept art for her has been made and released to the public.
*Winky has decent magical ability, able to magically bind Barty Crouch Jr. to her and restrain him from escaping during the [[Riot at the Quidditch World Cup]].
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* Winky has decent magical ability, able to magically bind Barty Crouch Jr. to her and restrain him from escaping during the [[Riot at the Quidditch World Cup]].
*J.K. Rowling stated in an interview that unfortunately Winky would never fully recover from her addiction to Butterbeer.<ref> http://www.beyondhogwarts.com/story.20040304.html</ref>
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* J.K. Rowling stated in an interview that unfortunately Winky would never fully recover from her addiction to Butterbeer.<ref> http://www.beyondhogwarts.com/story.20040304.html</ref>
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'', one can see two [[house elf|house elves]] riding llamas at [[Roberts's campsite]]. One of them could, possibly, be Winky, while the other resembles [[Dobby]].
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* In ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'', one can see two [[house elf|house elves]] riding llamas at [[Roberts's campsite]]. One of them could, possibly, be Winky, while the other resembles [[Dobby]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Winky}}
 
{{Imagecat|Images of Winky}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{Comment|Concept artwork}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{Comment|Concept artwork}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Mention}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Comment|Indirect mention}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Comment|Indirect mention}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[Category:Hogwarts employees]]
 
[[Category:House-elves]]
 
[[Category:House-elves]]
[[Category:Order of the Phoenix Allies]]
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[[Category:Order of the Phoenix allies]]
 
[[Category:Battle of Hogwarts participants]]
 
[[Category:Battle of Hogwarts participants]]

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House-elf, Winky (Concept Artwork for the HP4 film)
Winky
Biographical information
Also known as

Blinky (by Percy Weasley)

Title(s)

Free elf

Physical information
Species

House-Elf

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Brown

Eye colour

Brown

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Occupation
Loyalty
"My poor Mr Crouch, what is he doing without Winky? He is needing me, he is needing my help! I is looking after the Crouches all my life, and my mother is doing it before me, and my grandmother is doing it before her... oh what is they saying if they knew Winky was freed? Oh the shame, the shame!"
—Winky's trouble adjusting to being sacked by the Crouches and relocating to Hogwarts.[src]

Winky was a freed female House-elf who neither wanted freedom nor took to being a free elf. She was employed at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry when released from the Crouch family where for years, Winky had been devoted to Barty Crouch Sr. The elder Barty Crouch sacked Winky when she was found holding a wand in suspicious circumstances, which not only publicly associated him with Dark magic, but demonstrated that her guardianship of his son might be unreliable.

BiographyEdit

Serving the Crouch familyEdit

Winky was dedicated to her master, Barty Crouch Sr. and his family, a duty passed down from her mother before her, and grandmother before that. Barty Crouch Senior's son, Barty Crouch Jr. was a convicted Death Eater who had been smuggled out of Azkaban by his father, and replaced by his terminally ill mother, disguised by using the Polyjuice Potion, as her last, dying wish. It was Winky's duty to take care of Barty Crouch Jr., who had been placed under the Imperius Curse by his father to prevent him from running away, which she did loyally and in secret, for years. During such time, Winky persuaded Barty Sr. to reward his son for good behaviour, despite it being a byproduct of the Imperius Curse, and Barty Jr. thought this love was no more than pity.

One day, when Bertha Jorkins came to the household with papers for Barty Sr. to sign, Winky had her wait for her master to return. Bertha caught Winky speaking with the hidden Barty Jr., and heard enough to deduce who was underneath the Invisibility cloak. This caused the elder Crouch to rectify the problem with a brain-damaging Memory Charm.

DismissalEdit

As a reward for his son's good behaviour, Crouch Sr. reserved a seat at the 1994 Quidditch Cup between Ireland and Bulgaria for Winky and himself, and allowed his son to take his seat under the concealment of an Invisibility Cloak. Winky used her magic so that she and Crouch Jr. were magically bound to one another, so he could not escape, though her fear of heights had led her to cover her eyes the entire time, leading her to miss out Crouch stealing a wand in the open. Following a riot instigated by Death Eaters at the camp grounds of the Quidditch Cup, Crouch Jr. was able to fight the Imperius curse and gain some control over himself. He was able to drag Winky away with him, towards the woods, and cast the Dark Mark (the sign of Lord Voldemort) into the sky during the attack. Winky and Crouch Jr. were then both stunned by Ministry officials. When searching the woods, they could only find Winky's stunned body with the wand Crouch Jr. had used to cast the curse, as Crouch Jr. was still under the Invisibility Cloak and out of sight.

The Ministry of Magic Officials then revived Winky and blamed her for casting the Dark Mark with the wand, despite Winky claiming she didn't know how to. Though he indignantly claimed that blaming Winky was implying that she learned how to do such a thing at his own home, Crouch Sr. freed Winky to avoid associating himself with the Dark Mark, and as it was apparent to him Winky's guardianship of his son was unreliable. Winky screamed and begged in what Harry described as a pitiful manner when she was facing her master's cold remarks, which apparently did not stir his sympathies at the very least. Barty Crouch Sr.'s treatment of Winky led Hermione Granger to create the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W.).

DepressionEdit

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Winky with a bottle of Butterbeer.
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Winky fell into a state of depression after being fired by her master, having shamed her mother and grandmother before her, and started drinking Butterbeer regularly, which contained very little alcohol, but was apparently potent for a house-elf. She wore the new clothes (a dress for her size) that Barty gave her, though took little care for them as they suffered damage from her negligence. Dobby, a friend of Harry Potter and former servant of the Malfoy family, was able to get her a job at Hogwarts working in the kitchens, though she was still attached to her former masters and had no interest in doing any work. She did not do much work, but took to sitting on a stool by the fireplace getting drunk. The other House-Elves were embarrassed by her self-pity, though Dobby attempted to take care of and looked out for her. Occasionally, Dobby would put Winky in a bed he had found inside the Room of Requirement when she was extremely drunk.

When the Death Eater responsible for the Triwizard Tournament's events was caught, Albus Dumbledore instructed Severus Snape to bring Winky to Professor Moody's office, to which they find the captured Death Eater was none other than Barty Crouch Jr., much to Winky's shock. During the interrogation, she was distressed to find out her former master Barty Crouch Sr. had been murdered, and she was completely devastated to learn that Crouch Jr. had committed the murder himself. Upon the young Crouch receiving the Dementor's Kiss from a Dementor brought in by Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge, Winky's distress deepened, and Dumbledore requested Madam Pomfrey to do all she could to comfort Winky.

Battle of HogwartsEdit

Winky slowly improved over the years but continued to drink heavily. She kept her job at Hogwarts, and participated in the Battle of Hogwarts along with the other House-elves, led by Kreacher, against the Death Eaters.[1]

Later lifeEdit

After the war, Winky would continue to work at Hogwarts and would eventually stop her Butterbeer addiction (although she never fully recovered from it).[1] However, it is unknown if she ever got over the losses suffered by the Crouch family.

RelationshipsEdit

Bartemius Crouch Sr.Edit

"You is not insulting my master, miss! You is not insulting Mr. Crouch! Mr. Crouch is a good wizard, miss! Mr. Crouch is right to sack bad Winky!"
—Winky still showing respect for her old household.[src]
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Bartemius Crouch Sr., her former master.
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Like most house-elfs, Winky saw her master Barty Crouch, Sr. as a being to be treated with the utmost respect. She willingly followed his orders to watch after Barty Crouch, Jr., and held no ill will against him for firing her when she failed in those duties. Quite the contrary, she had trouble acknowledging that she was now a free elf under employ of Hogwarts, and still referred to Crouch, Sr. as her master; if anything, she considered herself as a disgrace for being unable to satisfy her master's needs. The pain of not being able to serve him any longer led her to sink into a Butterbeer-fuelled depression she would never truly recover from. She was devastated when she heard that Crouch, Sr. was "ill", and even more so when she learned he had been murdered by his own son.

On the opposite end, Crouch saw Winky as nothing more than a servant who is expected to follow orders without question, and that her failure was unacceptable, disregarding any circumstances. Upon preparing to dismiss her, she begged and cried at his feet in a pitiful manner, to which he simply backed away as though she was something "filthy and rotten contaminating his over-shined shoes".

Barty Crouch, Jr.Edit

"Nooo! Master Barty, Master Barty, what is you saying?""
—Winky during Barty Crouch Jr. confession.[src]
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Barty Crouch Jr. confesses under the effects of Veritaserum.

Winky took care of her master after his escape from Azkaban, the wizard prison in secret. She was very faithful and felt great affection to him. Winky escorted him to the Top Box at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, pretending to be saving a seat for Barty Crouch Sr., while Barty Crouch Jr., watched the match from under an Invisibility Cloak. His real intention, though, was not to view the match, but to cast the Dark Mark, the sign of Lord Voldemort, into the sky afterwards. He stole the wand of Harry Potter, then after casting the Mark into the sky, he thrust it into Winky's hands, making her look guilty. This caused Winky to be fired by Barty Crouch Sr.

During Barty Crouch Jr.'s confession to impersonating Mad-Eye Moody to put Harry Potter's name into the Goblet of Fire, Winky became quite distressed. She did not want to believe that her beloved master had committed such acts of evil, and took the news horribly. Crouch expressed his belief that Winky's care was no more than duty and pity, and did not reciprocate at the very least.

DobbyEdit

Winky: "Did sir just call me Dobby?"
Harry Potter: "Sorry. I just thought you were someone I know."
Winky: "But I knows Dobby too, sir!"
— Harry Potter and Winky discuss their mutual acquaintance.[src]
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Dobby, a free house-elf, tried to console Winky.
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Dobby and Winky had met sometime prior to the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, and were apparently on good enough terms for Winky to be informed on his current whereabouts. Dobby may have considered Winky a friend, as he offered to assist her in finding a new job at Hogwarts after she was sacked by the Crouch family, and seemed to be the only Hogwarts house-elf that cared that she was suffering from a Butterbeer addiction.

Winky, on the other hand, did not seem to like Dobby much. She was appalled at the fact that he was receiving wages for his work at Hogwarts, and that he was so willing to speak ill of his former masters. If she was grateful for the care and kindness Dobby showed her, she didn't seem to outwardly show it.

Hogwarts House-elvesEdit

During her time in Hogwarts' employment, Winky was heavily intoxicated with Butterbeer, due to her self-pity for being dismissed. Her colleague elves did not condone her for such actions, nor did they attempt to comfort her, as they saw her as a disgrace for not being committed to her current masters, and for drinking while on the job. However, she did participate alongside Kreacher in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Physical appearanceEdit

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A drunk Winky.
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Being a female house-elf, Winky was considerably smaller than humans. She had bat-like ears, a tomato-sized nose and huge brown eyes. Her voice was even higher than Dobby's.

When Winky was still working for Barty Crouch Sr., she wore a tea-towel draped like a toga. After her dismissal, she wore a skirt and blouse with a matching blue hat. During her period of depression, however, her clothes were stained and burned.

Personality and traitsEdit

Like all house-elves, she used present-tense singular verbs and referred to herself in the third person. With permission from her masters, she used her elf magic, a form of powerful, wandless magic that differs from the powers of wizards and witches.

Despite being dismissed, Winky retained her loyalty towards her old masters, especially Barty Crouch Sr. She had traditional views about house-elves and considered being set free or being paid disgraceful. She also was very caring to Barty Crouch Jr., as his usual keeper, though Barty Jr thought she cared for him mostly out of pity and her sense of duty. When Winky discovered that Barty Jr killed Barty Sr., she was horrified and devastated.

Winky also suffered from acrophobia, a fear of heights. However, for her master, she was willing to overcome this fear, even though she did so with great difficulty and had to cover her eyes.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

  • House-elf magic: As a house-elf, Winky has access to a brand of magic unique to her race. She cannot utilise it without express permission from her master.
    • Apparition: Like all other house-elves, she can apparate and disapparate to anywhere she desires, and is not bound by spells that prevent normal disapparition.
    • Binding magic: Winky can use her magic to bind an individual to her proximity. This seems to be quite powerful, as when she used it on Barty Crouch Jr., he could not sever the bond even after acquiring a wand. However, she still requires to exert physical force to drag the prisoner back, as Barty was able to resist her pull, and if she is rendered unconscious, the bond breaks.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit


Order of the Phoenix
Phoenix
Founder:
Albus Dumbledore
Original Order of of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Alice Longbottom | Arabella Figg | Benjy Fenwick | Caradoc Dearborn | Dedalus Diggle | Dorcas Meadowes | Edgar Bones | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fabian Prewett | Frank Longbottom | Gideon Prewett | Hestia Jones (possibly) | James Potter | Lily Potter | Marlene McKinnon | Minerva McGonagall | Mundungus Fletcher | Peter Pettigrew (defected) | Remus Lupin | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Reconstituted Order of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Arabella Figg | Arthur Weasley | Bill Weasley | Charlie Weasley | Dedalus Diggle | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fleur Delacour | Fred Weasley | George Weasley | Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Hestia Jones | Kingsley Shacklebolt | Minerva McGonagall | Molly Weasley | Mundungus Fletcher | Nymphadora Tonks | Remus Lupin | Ron Weasley | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Order of the Phoenix allies:
Andromeda Tonks | Augusta Longbottom | Dobby | Filius Flitwick | Ginny Weasley | Grawp | Horace Slughorn | Kreacher | Lee Jordan | Luna Lovegood | Muriel |
Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Percy Weasley | Pomona Sprout | Ted Tonks | Westinburgh family | Winky | Karkus | Karkus's wife
Other affiliations:
Dumbledore's Army | Forbidden Forest Centaur colony | Headless Hunt | Hogwarts Hippogriff herd | Hogwarts house-elves | Hogwarts Ghosts | Hogwarts Staff |
Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd | Ministry of Magic | Giant colony (Karkus's control)

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