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{{Quote|The most eccentric-looking wizard...Slightly cross-eyed, with shoulder-length white hair the texture of candyfloss, he wore a white cap whose tassel dangled in front of his nose and robes of an eye-watering shade of egg-yolk yellow. An odd symbol, rather like a triangular eye, glistened from a golden chain around his neck|[[Harry Potter|Harry]]'s impression of Xenophilius Lovegood at [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|Bill and Fleur's Wedding]] (Lovegood is wearing [[Sign of the Deathly Hallows|the sign]] of the [[Deathly Hallows]])|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|The most eccentric-looking wizard...Slightly cross-eyed, with shoulder-length white hair the texture of candyfloss, he wore a white cap whose tassel dangled in front of his nose and robes of an eye-watering shade of egg-yolk yellow. An odd symbol, rather like a triangular eye, glistened from a golden chain around his neck|[[Harry Potter]]'s impression of Xenophilius Lovegood}}
   
'''Xenophilius "Xeno" Lovegood''' is the editor of '''[[The Quibbler]]''' magazine, the husband of [[Luna Lovegood's mother|Mrs. Lovegood]], and the father of [[Luna Lovegood]]. His wife died when their only child was nine years old, and he raised his daughter by himself. He is likely the source of his daughter’s eccentric beliefs, although he is often correct in his assumptions. He believed in the existence of the Deathly Hallows and supported Harry in ''The Quibbler'' when few others would.
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'''Xenophilius "Xeno" Lovegood''' (fl. 1981-2014) was the editor of ''[[The Quibbler]]'' magazine, the husband of [[Pandora Lovegood|Pandora]], and the father of [[Luna Lovegood]]. His wife died when their only child was nine years old, and he raised his daughter by himself. He was likely the source of his daughter’s eccentric beliefs, although he was often correct in his assumptions. He believed in the existence of the Deathly Hallows and supported Harry in ''The Quibbler'' when few others would.
   
Xenophilius and Luna lived in a [[Lovegood House|house]] shaped like a rook chess piece near the village of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]] and are friends with the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]]. In the summer of [[1997]], Xenophilius and Luna attended [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] at [[the Burrow]]. In [[1998]], Luna was kidnapped by [[Death Eaters]]. To save her, Xenophilius betrayed [[Harry Potter]] to Death Eaters; but Harry, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley managed to escape. He was temporarily imprisoned in [[Azkaban]] by the Death Eaters. After the [[Second Wizarding War]], he most likely left the prison and continued editing ''The Quibbler''. When Luna married [[Rolf Scamander]], Xenophilius had two grandsons, [[Lorcan Scamander|Lorcan]] and [[Lysander Scamander]].
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Xenophilius and Luna lived in a [[Lovegood House|house]] shaped like a rook chess piece near the village of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]] and were friends with the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]]. In the summer of [[1997]], Xenophilius and Luna attended [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] at [[the Burrow]]. In [[1998]], Luna was kidnapped by [[Death Eaters]]. To save her, Xenophilius betrayed [[Harry Potter]] to Death Eaters; but Harry, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley managed to escape. He was temporarily imprisoned in [[Azkaban]] by the Death Eaters. After the [[Second Wizarding War]], he most likely left the prison and continued editing ''The Quibbler''. When Luna married [[Rolf Scamander]], Xenophilius had two grandsons, [[Lorcan Scamander|Lorcan]] and [[Lysander Scamander]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
Xenophilius was born into the [[Lovegood family]] and may have attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] as a [[Ravenclaw]]. At an unknown time, he married [[Luna Lovegood's mother|a witch]] with whom he had a daughter, [[Luna Lovegood]]. He raised Luna himself after Mrs. Lovegood died when her magical experiment went wrong.
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[[File:DH_Xeno_Lovegood_ready_for_battle.jpg|thumb|left|210px|Xeno with his wand.]]
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Xenophilius was born into the [[Lovegood family]] and may have attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] as a [[Ravenclaw]]. At an unknown time, he married [[Pandora Lovegood|a witch]] with whom he had a daughter, [[Luna Lovegood]]. He raised Luna himself after Pandora died when her magical experiment went wrong.
   
[[File:DH Xeno Lovegood ready for battle.jpg|thumb|left|Xeno with his wand.]]
 
 
Xenophilius created a magazine called ''[[The Quibbler]]'', in which he wrote about his obscure beliefs, including the [[Crumple-Horned Snorkack]].
 
Xenophilius created a magazine called ''[[The Quibbler]]'', in which he wrote about his obscure beliefs, including the [[Crumple-Horned Snorkack]].
   
At some point during his life, Xenophilius attended one of [[Eldred Worple]]'s book signings. [[Eldred Worple|Worple]] remembered him as a "seriously unbalanced man".<ref name="script">Mentioned on the [http://warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/assets/screenplays/hpathbp_screenplay.pdf ''Half-Blood Prince'' script] released on the [http://warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/#/movies/harrypotter/foryourconsideration/ Warner Bros. Awards website]</ref>
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At some point during his life, Xenophilius attended one of [[Eldred Worple]]'s book signings. It is likely that he shared his ridiculous beliefs and/or conspiracy theories with Worple, as the latter remembered him as a "seriously ''unbalanced'' man".<ref name="script">Mentioned on the [http://web.archive.org/web/20091122084428/http://warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/assets/screenplays/hpathbp_screenplay.pdf ''Half-Blood Prince'' script] released on the [http://warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/#/movies/harrypotter/foryourconsideration/ Warner Bros. Awards website]</ref>
   
 
===Quidditch World Cup===
 
===Quidditch World Cup===
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In [[1996]], Xenophilius published [[Harry Potter]]'s story about the night he saw [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] return and sent Harry a free copy. This was the fastest-selling edition of ''[[The Quibbler]]'', even being reprinted at least once before Mr. Lovegood sold the story to the ''[[Daily Prophet]]''. [[Lovegood family|The Lovegoods]] used the money received from selling the story to the ''Prophet'' to travel to [[Sweden]] over the summer to search for a [[Crumple-Horned Snorkack]].
 
In [[1996]], Xenophilius published [[Harry Potter]]'s story about the night he saw [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] return and sent Harry a free copy. This was the fastest-selling edition of ''[[The Quibbler]]'', even being reprinted at least once before Mr. Lovegood sold the story to the ''[[Daily Prophet]]''. [[Lovegood family|The Lovegoods]] used the money received from selling the story to the ''Prophet'' to travel to [[Sweden]] over the summer to search for a [[Crumple-Horned Snorkack]].
   
When [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] became [[Minister for Magic]], Xenophilius planned to print a story in ''The Quibbler'' stating that Scrimgeour was a [[Vampire]]. However the Ministry stepped in and prevented him from printing the story; Xenophilius believed that this was because the Ministry did not want the truth to get out.
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When [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] became [[Minister for Magic]], Xenophilius planned to print a story in ''The Quibbler'' stating that Scrimgeour was a [[vampire]]. However the Ministry stepped in and prevented him from printing the story; Xenophilius believed that this was because the Ministry did not want the truth to get out.
   
 
===Second Wizarding War===
 
===Second Wizarding War===
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{{Quote|What is Xenophilius Lovegood wearing? He looks like an omelette!|[[Muriel]] criticizing Lovegood at the wedding|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
   
[[File:Triangulo.jpg|thumb|Xeno with his Deathly Hallows necklace.]]
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[[File:Triangulo.jpg|thumb|145px|Xeno with his Deathly Hallows necklace.]]
In the summer of [[1997]], Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood attended [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] at [[the Burrow]]. There, Xenophilius got into an argument with [[Viktor Krum]] over the [[Xenophilius Lovegood's necklace|necklace]] he was wearing; Viktor identified it as the [[Gellert Grindelwald's mark|mark]] of the [[Dark Wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]].
 
   
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Ted Tonks|You want the facts, try the Quibbler.|Dirk Cresswell|The Quibbler? That lunatic rag of Xeno Lovegood’s?|It's not so lunatic these days. You want to give it a look, Xeno is printing all the stuff the Prophet’s ignoring, not a single mention of Crumple-Horned Snorkacks in the last issue. How long they’ll let him get with it, mind, I don’t know. But Xeno says, front page of every issue, that any wizard who’s against You-Know-Who ought to make helping Harry Potter their number-one priority.|[[Ted Tonks]] and [[Dirk Cresswell]] discussing ''[[The Quibbler]]'' while on the run from [[Snatchers]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|What is Xenophilius Lovegood wearing? He looks like an omelette!|[[Muriel]] criticising Lovegood at the wedding|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}In the summer of [[1997]], Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood attended [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] at [[the Burrow]]. There, Xenophilius got into an argument with [[Viktor Krum]] over the [[Xenophilius Lovegood's necklace|necklace]] he was wearing; Viktor identified it as the [[Gellert Grindelwald's mark|mark]] of the [[Dark Wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]].
   
 
After the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] fell under the control of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' fell under the control of the [[Death Eaters]] as well. ''The Quibbler'', however, continued to print the truth and Xenophilius made his support of [[Harry Potter]] very clear.
 
After the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] fell under the control of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' fell under the control of the [[Death Eaters]] as well. ''The Quibbler'', however, continued to print the truth and Xenophilius made his support of [[Harry Potter]] very clear.
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{{Quote|They took my Luna because of what I've been writing. They took my Luna and I don't know where she is, what they've done to her. But they might give her back to me if I -- If I... I must save Luna. I cannot lose Luna. You must not leave.|Xenophilius to [[Harry Potter]] in [[1998]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|They took my Luna because of what I've been writing. They took my Luna and I don't know where she is, what they've done to her. But they might give her back to me if I -- If I... I must save Luna. I cannot lose Luna. You must not leave.|Xenophilius to [[Harry Potter]] in [[1998]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:Xenophilius_speaks_to_Harry_and_Ron_1.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Xenophilius speaks to the [[trio]].]]
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[[File:Tumblr_lxpxmlRIRA1qfzrluo4_250.gif|thumb|left|215px|Xenophilius speaks to the [[trio]]]]
Xenophilius's public support of Harry Potter eventually got him in trouble with [[Death Eaters]], who kidnapped his daughter and held her hostage at [[Malfoy Manor]]; Xenophilius intended to do whatever it took to get her back. He agreed to publish anti-Potter articles in the Quibbler, following the line of the Voldemort-dominated Ministry. When he was visited by Harry Potter, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] later in the year, Xenophilius [[Ambush at the Lovegood House|alerted Death Eaters]], hoping they would return Luna in exchange. While waiting for the Death Eaters' arrival, Xenophilius told the trio about the [[Deathly Hallows]], and explained that the symbol of the [[Deathly Hallows]] was worn by believers and seekers of the Hallows to identify themselves to one another. When they grew suspicious of him after realizing that Luna had not been home in some time, Xenophilius attempted to [[Stunning Spell|stun]] Harry and his friends, but missed, hitting an [[Erumpent]]hornand causing his house to collapse.
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[[File:Dhxeno.jpg|thumb|right|Xeno outside his house.]]
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Xenophilius's public support of Harry Potter eventually got him in trouble with [[Death Eaters]], who kidnapped his daughter and held her hostage at [[Malfoy Manor]]; Xenophilius intended to do whatever it took to get her back. He agreed to publish anti-Potter articles in the Quibbler, following the line of the Voldemort-dominated Ministry. When he was visited by Harry Potter, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] later in the year, Xenophilius [[Ambush at the Lovegood House|alerted Death Eaters]], hoping they would return Luna in exchange. While waiting for the Death Eaters' arrival, Xenophilius told the trio about the [[Deathly Hallows]], and explained that the symbol of the Deathly Hallows was worn by believers and seekers of the Hallows to identify themselves to one another. When they grew suspicious of him after realising that Luna had not been home in some time, Xenophilius attempted to [[Stunning Spell|stun]] Harry and his friends, but missed, hitting an [[erumpent]] horn and causing his house to collapse.
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[[File:Dhxeno.jpg|thumb|210px|Xeno outside his house.]]
   
 
The Death Eaters [[Travers]] and [[Selwyn]] arrived and briefly tortured Xenophilius, believing that he was trying to trick them about Harry being at his home. After the [[Human-presence-revealing spell]] revealed that there were others in the house, the Death Eaters sent Xenophilius up the stairs. Hermione rapidly [[Memory Charm|wiped his memory]] of what they had discussed with him, and then [[Deprimo|blasted a hole]] through the floor to facilitate the trio's escape, engineering it so that the Death Eaters saw that Harry was indeed there, thus ensuring that neither Xenophilius nor Luna were punished for lying, and so that neither saw Ron, who was supposed to be at home sick with [[spattergroit]].
 
The Death Eaters [[Travers]] and [[Selwyn]] arrived and briefly tortured Xenophilius, believing that he was trying to trick them about Harry being at his home. After the [[Human-presence-revealing spell]] revealed that there were others in the house, the Death Eaters sent Xenophilius up the stairs. Hermione rapidly [[Memory Charm|wiped his memory]] of what they had discussed with him, and then [[Deprimo|blasted a hole]] through the floor to facilitate the trio's escape, engineering it so that the Death Eaters saw that Harry was indeed there, thus ensuring that neither Xenophilius nor Luna were punished for lying, and so that neither saw Ron, who was supposed to be at home sick with [[spattergroit]].
   
 
====Imprisonment and release====
 
====Imprisonment and release====
[[File:Xennno.jpg|thumb|Xeno during the visit of the trio.]]
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After the trio's escape, Xenophilius was arrested and sent to [[Azkaban]]. His attempted betrayal was unknown, with the anti-Potter issue of the Quibbler buried under the debris of his home and never distributed. He was released after Voldemort’s defeat in May of [[1998]]. Luna, in the meantime, was rescued by the [[house-elf]] [[Dobby]] from [[Malfoy Manor]], and survived the [[Second Wizarding War|war]]. Harry, Ron and Hermione preserved Xenophilius' reputation and never revealed the truth, as his attempted betrayal had been motivated solely by concern for his daughter.
 
After the trio's escape, Xenophilius was arrested and sent to [[Azkaban]]. His attempted betrayal was unknown, with the anti-Potter issue of the Quibbler buried under the debris of his home and never distributed. He was released after Voldemort’s defeat in May of [[1998]]. Luna, in the meantime, was rescued by the [[house-elf]] [[Dobby]] from [[Malfoy Manor]], and survived the [[Second Wizarding War|war]]. Harry, Ron and Hermione preserved Xenophilius' reputation and never revealed the truth, as his attempted betrayal had been motivated solely by concern for his daughter.
   
 
===Later life===
 
===Later life===
As an adult, Luna would soon come to realize the truth about her father, and accept that some of his creatures do not exist. She married [[Rolf Scamander]], grandson of the famous [[Newton Scamander|Newt Scamander]], and the couple had twins, [[Lorcan Scamander|Lorcan]] and [[Lysander Scamander]], thus making Xenophilius a grandfather. It is not known what happened to Xenophilius beyond this.
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As an adult, Luna would soon come to realise the truth about her father, and accepted that some of his creatures did not exist. She married [[Rolf Scamander]], grandson of the famous [[Newton Scamander|Newt Scamander]], and the couple had twins, [[Lorcan Scamander|Lorcan]] and [[Lysander Scamander]], thus making Xenophilius a grandfather. It is not known what happened to Xenophilius beyond this.
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==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
Xenophilius is an eccentric-looking [[Wizards|wizard]], who looks slightly cross-eyed and has shoulder length hair that is the texture of [[Wikipedia:Candyfloss|candyfloss]]. At [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]’s wedding, he wore a cap with a tassel that dangled in front of his nose, and wore a golden chain around his neck, that bore the sign of the [[Deathly Hallows]] sometimes mistaken as the [[Gellert Grindelwald's sign|mark]] of [[Gellert Grindelwald]]. He also wore robes of an eye-watering shade of egg-yolk yellow which [[Muriel]] said made him look like an omelette.
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Xenophilius was an eccentric-looking [[Wizards|wizard]], who looked slightly cross-eyed and had shoulder length hair that was the texture of [[Wikipedia:Candyfloss|candyfloss]]. At [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]’s wedding, he wore a cap with a tassel that dangled in front of his nose, and wore a golden chain around his neck, that bore the sign of the [[Deathly Hallows]], sometimes mistaken as the [[Gellert Grindelwald's sign|mark]] of [[Gellert Grindelwald]]. He also wore robes of an eye-[[water]]ing shade of egg-yolk yellow which [[Muriel]] said made him look like an omelette.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione Granger|I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!|Xenophilius Lovegood|Yes, you could. I am glad to see that you are opening your mind a little.|Xenophilius speaking to a frustrated [[Hermione Granger]] about the Deathly Hallows|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione Granger|I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!|Xenophilius Lovegood|Yes, you could. I am glad to see that you are opening your mind a little.|Xenophilius speaking to a frustrated [[Hermione Granger]] about the Deathly Hallows|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:Xenoluna.jpg|thumb|238px|Xenophilius dancing with Luna at the Wedding]]
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[[File:Tumblr_msnkb49UxM1r82muqo7_250.gif|frame|Xenophilius dancing with Luna at the Wedding]]
Xenophilius cares a great deal about his daughter [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], and shares her strange beliefs; he is likely the cause of them. He thinks the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' is an awful paper, and only publishes stories that he thinks are important and needed to know by the public. He is extremely firm to his bizzare beliefs and views that he feels those who contradict them are "''...painfully limited. Narrow. Close-minded ".'' According to Luna, her father does not care about making money, and does not pay people to write for ''[[The Quibbler]]'' and that they do so because it is an honour to see their name in print. Luna also said that her father is supportive of any anti-[[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] action. Mr. Lovegood fully supported [[Harry Potter]], and encouraged others to do so as well, until his daughter was kidnapped by Death Eaters. Xenophilius cared about Luna so much that he was willing to hand Harry, Ron and Hermione over to the Death Eaters in exchange for his daughter.
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Xenophilius cared a great deal about his daughter [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]], and shared her strange beliefs; he was likely the cause of them. He thought the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' was an awful paper, and only published stories that he thought were important and needed to be known by the public. He was extremely firm in his bizarre beliefs and views, and felt those who contradicted them were "''...painfully limited. Narrow. Close-minded ".'' According to Luna, her father did not care about making money, and did not pay people to write for ''[[The Quibbler]]'' and that they did so because it was an honour to see their name in print. Luna also said that her father was supportive of any anti-[[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] action. Mr. Lovegood fully supported [[Harry Potter]], and encouraged others to do so as well, until his daughter was kidnapped by Death Eaters. Xenophilius cared about Luna so much that he was willing to hand Harry, Ron and Hermione over to the Death Eaters in exchange for his daughter.
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Among his beliefs was the belief in the [[Deathly Hallows]], (which actually proved to be real), as well as the existence of numerous magical cryptids such of [[Crumple-Horned Snorkack]]s. He also believed that [[gnome]]s had powerful magic, and that the [[dirigible plum]] would enhance one's ability to accept the extraordinary. Although he sought the Deathly Hallows, given his personality, he was likely interested in them more as a matter of curiosity about such unusual objects, rather than a desire to actually possess or use them.
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Given his tendency to belief in dubious and ridiculous views, it is not far-fetched to believe that he became the subject of pranks and mockery, as a young wizard gave him an Erumpent horn and claimed that it belonged to a Crumple-Horned Snorkacks. Unbeknownst to the Lovegoods, the Erumpent horn will blow up if given even a slightest touch. This also shows that he is ignorant on some of the magical creatures, as he mistakenly believe that it belonged to the non-existant Snorkacks.
   
Among his beliefs is the belief in the [[Deathly Hallows]], (which actually proved to be real) as well as the existence of numerous magical cryptids such of [[Crumple-Horned Snorkack]]s. He also believes that [[Gnome]]s have powerful magic, and that the [[Dirigible plum]] would enhance one's ability to accept the extraordinary.
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==Possessions==
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[[File:NN8234Lh.jpg|thumb|left|Xenophilius' wand]]
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*'''[[Xenophilius Lovegood's wand|Wand]]''': Xenophilius's was of unknown length, core and wood materials. It was purchased by him prior to his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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*'''[[Xenophilius Loevgood's dress robes|Dress robes]]''': These dress robes were worn by Xenophilius Lovegood to the [[wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour]], along with the symbol of the [[Deathly Hallows]]. He explained that wearing sun colours to a wedding was believed to be good luck. His daughter, [[Luna]], wore the same colours to the wedding.
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*'''[[Xenophilius Lovegood's necklace|Necklace]]''': This was an ornament that he wore to Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding. Some, like [[Viktor Krum]] suspected him of being a [[Dark Wizard]], but actually the necklace simply bears the symbol of the [[Deathly Hallows]].
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*'''[[Lovegood house|House]]''': The Lovegood House is a black-coloured cylindrical house on top of a hill with a stream at the base of it, it is located near the village of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]]. It is the home of Xenophilius and and his daughter Luna.
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*'''[[Erumpent horn]]: '''Xenophilius owned an Erumpent horn that he claimed to be the horn of a [[Crumple-Horned Snorkack]]. He proudly displayed it and accidentally blew it up, which resulted in his home being torn apart.
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*'''[[Bust of Rowena Ravenclaw]]''': This bust of [[Rowena Ravenclaw]] was created by Xenophilius Lovegood who was trying to recreate the magical properties of her diadem.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[File:NN8234Lh.jpg|thumb|Xenophilius' wand]] Xenophilius' name comes from two Greek words: ''Xenos'' "strange" and ''-Phile "''love".'' ''As opposed to xenophobe, one who fears the strange, his name means "one who loves the strange."
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[[File:Una-foto-promo-di-rhys-ifans-xenophilius-lovegood-per-il-film-i-doni-della-morte-parte-1-182713.jpg|thumb|200px]]Xenophilius' name comes from two Greek words: ''Xenos'' "strange" and ''-Phile "''love".'' ''As opposed to xenophobe, one who fears the strange, his name means "one who loves the strange."
   
 
Xenophilius' name bears a similarity to the [[Wikipedia:The_X-Files|X-Files]], and like X-Files main character Fox Mulder, he describes himself as a "believer." Both characters investigate and believe in numerous conspiracy theories which are not accepted by their mainstream culture.
 
Xenophilius' name bears a similarity to the [[Wikipedia:The_X-Files|X-Files]], and like X-Files main character Fox Mulder, he describes himself as a "believer." Both characters investigate and believe in numerous conspiracy theories which are not accepted by their mainstream culture.
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Xenophilius is played by Welsh actor [[Rhys Ifans]].
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Xenophilius is played by Welsh actor [[Rhys Ifans]].
*In [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1'']], Xenophilius triggers the [[Taboo]], which leads to the capture of [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], which differs from the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|book]], where Harry triggers the Taboo.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', Xenophilius triggers the [[Taboo]], which leads to the capture of [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], which differs from the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|book]], where Harry triggers the Taboo.
 
*In the book, Xenophilius has a wand and uses it in a small, short duel with Hermione. In Part 1 of the film, there is no mention of him having a wand nor is it seen in the film.
 
*In the book, Xenophilius has a wand and uses it in a small, short duel with Hermione. In Part 1 of the film, there is no mention of him having a wand nor is it seen in the film.
*It is possible that Xenophilius and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] fought in the [[Wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour]] after it was attacked.
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Xenophilius Lovegood
Biographical information
Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood[1]

Marital status

Widowed

Also known as
  • Xeno
  • Daddy (by Luna Lovegood)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

White

Family information
Family members
Wand

unknown

Affiliation
Occupation

Editor of The Quibbler

House

Ravenclaw (possibly)[2]

Loyalty

Lovegood family

"The most eccentric-looking wizard...Slightly cross-eyed, with shoulder-length white hair the texture of candyfloss, he wore a white cap whose tassel dangled in front of his nose and robes of an eye-watering shade of egg-yolk yellow. An odd symbol, rather like a triangular eye, glistened from a golden chain around his neck"
Harry Potter's impression of Xenophilius Lovegood

Xenophilius "Xeno" Lovegood (fl. 1981-2014) was the editor of The Quibbler magazine, the husband of Pandora, and the father of Luna Lovegood. His wife died when their only child was nine years old, and he raised his daughter by himself. He was likely the source of his daughter’s eccentric beliefs, although he was often correct in his assumptions. He believed in the existence of the Deathly Hallows and supported Harry in The Quibbler when few others would.

Xenophilius and Luna lived in a house shaped like a rook chess piece near the village of Ottery St. Catchpole and were friends with the Weasleys. In the summer of 1997, Xenophilius and Luna attended Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding at the Burrow. In 1998, Luna was kidnapped by Death Eaters. To save her, Xenophilius betrayed Harry Potter to Death Eaters; but Harry, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley managed to escape. He was temporarily imprisoned in Azkaban by the Death Eaters. After the Second Wizarding War, he most likely left the prison and continued editing The Quibbler. When Luna married Rolf Scamander, Xenophilius had two grandsons, Lorcan and Lysander Scamander.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

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Xeno with his wand.

Xenophilius was born into the Lovegood family and may have attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a Ravenclaw. At an unknown time, he married a witch with whom he had a daughter, Luna Lovegood. He raised Luna himself after Pandora died when her magical experiment went wrong.

Xenophilius created a magazine called The Quibbler, in which he wrote about his obscure beliefs, including the Crumple-Horned Snorkack.

At some point during his life, Xenophilius attended one of Eldred Worple's book signings. It is likely that he shared his ridiculous beliefs and/or conspiracy theories with Worple, as the latter remembered him as a "seriously unbalanced man".[3]

Quidditch World CupEdit

In 1994, Xenophilius and Luna watched the Quidditch World Cup; Ireland versus Bulgaria.

The QuibblerEdit

In 1996, Xenophilius published Harry Potter's story about the night he saw Lord Voldemort return and sent Harry a free copy. This was the fastest-selling edition of The Quibbler, even being reprinted at least once before Mr. Lovegood sold the story to the Daily Prophet. The Lovegoods used the money received from selling the story to the Prophet to travel to Sweden over the summer to search for a Crumple-Horned Snorkack.

When Rufus Scrimgeour became Minister for Magic, Xenophilius planned to print a story in The Quibbler stating that Scrimgeour was a vampire. However the Ministry stepped in and prevented him from printing the story; Xenophilius believed that this was because the Ministry did not want the truth to get out.

Second Wizarding WarEdit

Bill and Fleur's weddingEdit

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Xeno with his Deathly Hallows necklace.

"What is Xenophilius Lovegood wearing? He looks like an omelette!"
Muriel criticising Lovegood at the wedding[src]
In the summer of 1997, Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood attended Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding at the Burrow. There, Xenophilius got into an argument with Viktor Krum over the necklace he was wearing; Viktor identified it as the mark of the Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

After the Ministry of Magic fell under the control of Lord Voldemort, the Daily Prophet fell under the control of the Death Eaters as well. The Quibbler, however, continued to print the truth and Xenophilius made his support of Harry Potter very clear.

Daughter's ransomEdit

"They took my Luna because of what I've been writing. They took my Luna and I don't know where she is, what they've done to her. But they might give her back to me if I -- If I... I must save Luna. I cannot lose Luna. You must not leave."
—Xenophilius to Harry Potter in 1998[src]
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Xenophilius speaks to the trio

Xenophilius's public support of Harry Potter eventually got him in trouble with Death Eaters, who kidnapped his daughter and held her hostage at Malfoy Manor; Xenophilius intended to do whatever it took to get her back. He agreed to publish anti-Potter articles in the Quibbler, following the line of the Voldemort-dominated Ministry. When he was visited by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger later in the year, Xenophilius alerted Death Eaters, hoping they would return Luna in exchange. While waiting for the Death Eaters' arrival, Xenophilius told the trio about the Deathly Hallows, and explained that the symbol of the Deathly Hallows was worn by believers and seekers of the Hallows to identify themselves to one another. When they grew suspicious of him after realising that Luna had not been home in some time, Xenophilius attempted to stun Harry and his friends, but missed, hitting an erumpent horn and causing his house to collapse.

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Xeno outside his house.

The Death Eaters Travers and Selwyn arrived and briefly tortured Xenophilius, believing that he was trying to trick them about Harry being at his home. After the Human-presence-revealing spell revealed that there were others in the house, the Death Eaters sent Xenophilius up the stairs. Hermione rapidly wiped his memory of what they had discussed with him, and then blasted a hole through the floor to facilitate the trio's escape, engineering it so that the Death Eaters saw that Harry was indeed there, thus ensuring that neither Xenophilius nor Luna were punished for lying, and so that neither saw Ron, who was supposed to be at home sick with spattergroit.

Imprisonment and releaseEdit

After the trio's escape, Xenophilius was arrested and sent to Azkaban. His attempted betrayal was unknown, with the anti-Potter issue of the Quibbler buried under the debris of his home and never distributed. He was released after Voldemort’s defeat in May of 1998. Luna, in the meantime, was rescued by the house-elf Dobby from Malfoy Manor, and survived the war. Harry, Ron and Hermione preserved Xenophilius' reputation and never revealed the truth, as his attempted betrayal had been motivated solely by concern for his daughter.

Later lifeEdit

As an adult, Luna would soon come to realise the truth about her father, and accepted that some of his creatures did not exist. She married Rolf Scamander, grandson of the famous Newt Scamander, and the couple had twins, Lorcan and Lysander Scamander, thus making Xenophilius a grandfather. It is not known what happened to Xenophilius beyond this.

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Physical appearanceEdit

Xenophilius was an eccentric-looking wizard, who looked slightly cross-eyed and had shoulder length hair that was the texture of candyfloss. At Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s wedding, he wore a cap with a tassel that dangled in front of his nose, and wore a golden chain around his neck, that bore the sign of the Deathly Hallows, sometimes mistaken as the mark of Gellert Grindelwald. He also wore robes of an eye-watering shade of egg-yolk yellow which Muriel said made him look like an omelette.

Personality and traitsEdit

Hermione Granger: "I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!"
Xenophilius Lovegood: "Yes, you could. I am glad to see that you are opening your mind a little."
— Xenophilius speaking to a frustrated Hermione Granger about the Deathly Hallows[src]
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Xenophilius dancing with Luna at the Wedding

Xenophilius cared a great deal about his daughter Luna, and shared her strange beliefs; he was likely the cause of them. He thought the Daily Prophet was an awful paper, and only published stories that he thought were important and needed to be known by the public. He was extremely firm in his bizarre beliefs and views, and felt those who contradicted them were "...painfully limited. Narrow. Close-minded ". According to Luna, her father did not care about making money, and did not pay people to write for The Quibbler and that they did so because it was an honour to see their name in print. Luna also said that her father was supportive of any anti-Ministry action. Mr. Lovegood fully supported Harry Potter, and encouraged others to do so as well, until his daughter was kidnapped by Death Eaters. Xenophilius cared about Luna so much that he was willing to hand Harry, Ron and Hermione over to the Death Eaters in exchange for his daughter.

Among his beliefs was the belief in the Deathly Hallows, (which actually proved to be real), as well as the existence of numerous magical cryptids such of Crumple-Horned Snorkacks. He also believed that gnomes had powerful magic, and that the dirigible plum would enhance one's ability to accept the extraordinary. Although he sought the Deathly Hallows, given his personality, he was likely interested in them more as a matter of curiosity about such unusual objects, rather than a desire to actually possess or use them.

Given his tendency to belief in dubious and ridiculous views, it is not far-fetched to believe that he became the subject of pranks and mockery, as a young wizard gave him an Erumpent horn and claimed that it belonged to a Crumple-Horned Snorkacks. Unbeknownst to the Lovegoods, the Erumpent horn will blow up if given even a slightest touch. This also shows that he is ignorant on some of the magical creatures, as he mistakenly believe that it belonged to the non-existant Snorkacks.

PossessionsEdit

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Xenophilius' wand

  • Wand: Xenophilius's was of unknown length, core and wood materials. It was purchased by him prior to his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • Dress robes: These dress robes were worn by Xenophilius Lovegood to the wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour, along with the symbol of the Deathly Hallows. He explained that wearing sun colours to a wedding was believed to be good luck. His daughter, Luna, wore the same colours to the wedding.
  • Necklace: This was an ornament that he wore to Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding. Some, like Viktor Krum suspected him of being a Dark Wizard, but actually the necklace simply bears the symbol of the Deathly Hallows.
  • House: The Lovegood House is a black-coloured cylindrical house on top of a hill with a stream at the base of it, it is located near the village of Ottery St. Catchpole. It is the home of Xenophilius and and his daughter Luna.
  • Erumpent horn: Xenophilius owned an Erumpent horn that he claimed to be the horn of a Crumple-Horned Snorkack. He proudly displayed it and accidentally blew it up, which resulted in his home being torn apart.
  • Bust of Rowena Ravenclaw: This bust of Rowena Ravenclaw was created by Xenophilius Lovegood who was trying to recreate the magical properties of her diadem.

EtymologyEdit

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Xenophilius' name comes from two Greek words: Xenos "strange" and -Phile "love". As opposed to xenophobe, one who fears the strange, his name means "one who loves the strange."

Xenophilius' name bears a similarity to the X-Files, and like X-Files main character Fox Mulder, he describes himself as a "believer." Both characters investigate and believe in numerous conspiracy theories which are not accepted by their mainstream culture.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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Xenophilius as a LEGO minifigure

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Xenophilius was not forced to go on the run when Snatchers began scouring across Britain, thus he couldn't have been Muggle-born.
  2. "In Ch. 4 of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, Horace Slughorn states that family members are often Sorted into the same House. This may indicate that Xeno was Sorted into Ravenclaw, as Luna was Sorted into Ravenclaw. However, there are exceptions. Also, The doorknocker of his house is shaped like an eagle, the symbol of Ravenclaw house.
  3. Mentioned on the Half-Blood Prince script released on the Warner Bros. Awards website
 

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