Hermione Granger

Rochelle August 26, 2015 @ 10:49AM

Hermione Granger

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Biographical Details | Temperament and Personality | Physical Traits | Magical Traits | Wand Traits |  Nicknames/Aliases/Titles/Appearances | Organizations/Teams/Clubs | What Happened to Hermione After the Fall of Voldemort?What Emma Watson Has To Say About Hermione | How Hermione Changed Throughout The Series | How Hermione Differs in the Books and Movies | Video of Hermione | Hermione Costume

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Biographical Details

Name = Hermione Jean Granger
Date of Birth = September 19, 1979
Mother = Mrs. Granger (temporarily renamed Monica Wilkins after Hermione changed her memories in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
Father = Mr. Granger (temporarily renamed Wendell Wilkins after Hermione changed his memories in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
Siblings = None
Spouse = Ronald Weasley
Children = Rose (daughter) and Hugo (son)
Wizard Blood Status = Muggle-born
Hogwarts HouseGryffindor
Occupation = Hermione started out in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, then she advanced to her current position of Deputy Head of theDepartment of Magical Law Enforcement
Life Status = Living as of [year]
Additonal Details – Author J.K. Rowling said that she chose the unusual name of Hermione because she didn’t want any girls who might also have her name to be teased because of the shared name.

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Temperament and Personality

Hermione has a rather uptight personality, though she is no where near as uptight as Percy Weasley. She is a stickler for rules (most of the time). She was often very bossy while a young girl at Hogwarts but Hermione tempered her bossy, know-it-all nature as she matured. An example of this occurred when Hermione was able to hold her tongue when Luna Lovegood spoke about going on vacation in Sweden to search for the elusive Crumple-Horned Snorkack. In her younger days Hermione would have argued with Luna about the existence of such a creature, but by this time she responded by telling Luna that the vacation sounded “lovely.”

One of the most positive aspects of Hermione is her cleverness. Hermione could think her way out of just about any situation or potential problem. For example, Hermione was the first person to figure out that the beast in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was a basilisk. Professor Lupin gave her high praise by telling her, “You’re the cleverest witch of your age I’ve ever met, Hermione.”

Part of her cleverness came from being book smart. Hermione’s favorite place to be in Hogwarts was the library devouring her way through as many books as possible. One of her favorite books seemed to be Hogwarts: A History since she quoted it often to Harry and Ron. For example, when they all arrived as first years they were amazed at the Great Hall’s ceiling because it was enchanted to show the outside sky above. Hermione proceeded to explain why this was by sharing what she had read in Hogwarts: A History.

When Hermione believes in something she pursues it with everything she has, regardless of whether she is right or wrong. S.P.E.W. is a perfect example of this. Hermione believed that all house elves should be freed from their slavery and she campaigned for their freedom. The one thing she failed to do was talk to house elves to find out if they wanted to be freed, which they didn’t. Hermione attempted to free all Hogwarts house elves by leaving articles of clothing lying around the Gryffndor common room, but her efforts were futile. Instead of freeing the house elves of Hogwarts, they shunned the Gryffindor common room for fear of accidentally being freed. The only house elf willing to clean the Gryffindor common room was Dobby, who was already freed, and happily collected all the clothes left by Hermione.

Hermione is a perfectionist, which, along with her advanced intelligence, drove her to excel at school. During her third year at Hogwarts she pushed herself to the point of fatigue. Professor McGonagall secured special permission for Hermione to use a Time Turner, a device that allowed Hermione to go back in time, and it was with this magical device that Hermione was able to attend more classes than was possible to go to without the Time Turner. But as ambitious as Hermione was, she acknowledged by the end of her third year that it was too difficult and that she wouldn’t take more than a normal class load in the future.

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Hermione Granger Quote

Physical Traits

Race = Human
Gender = Female
Skin Color = Fair
Hair Color = Brown
Eye Color = Brown
Other Notable Traits = Hermione’s hair is described as bushy in the books. The only time she took the time to do something with it was for the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but she later commented that it was too much effort to do every day. Hermione also had large, buck teeth that she hated but her parents refused to fix through Muggle dentistry. Draco Malfoy jinxed her at one point and made her teeth grow abnormally long. Hermione visited Madame Pomfrey to correct her teeth, but instead of stopping Madame Pomfrey when her teeth were back to normal, Hermione allowed Madame Pomfrey to shrink them up a bit more so that they were no longer buck teeth.

Hermione was scarred by Bellatrix in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Bellatrix was trying to get information out of Hermione, who refused to talk, so Bellatrix carved the word Mudblood into Hermione’s arm. Although we don’t know for sure, it is likely that the scar remained with Hermione throughout her adult life.

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Magical Traits

Patronus = Otter (otters happen to be author J.K. Rowling’s favorite animal)
Boggart = Failing her classes, or failure in general

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Wand Traits

Length = 10 3/4″
Wood = Vine
Core = Dragon heartstring
Pliancy = Unknown
Maker = Garrick Ollivander
Master = Hermione Granger
Owner = Hermione Granger
Temporarily Owned By = No one
Additional Details = Hermione’s wand was confiscated by the Snatchers who captured her, Ron Weasley, and Harry Potter in Deathly Hallows. She managed to get Bellatrix Lestrange’s wand while held captive in Malfoy Manor, a wand that Hermione used after they escaped, though she used it with great care because Bellatrix’s wand was temperamental and difficult like its previous master.

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Nicknames/Alias/Titles/Appearances

Nicknames = Hermy (Grawp), Herm-own-ninny (Viktor Krum), and Her-my-own (Viktor Krum)
Aliases = Mafalda Hopkirk (while using Polyjuice Potion), Penelope Clearwater (after captured by Snatchers), and Bellatrix Lestrange (while using Polyjuice Potion)
Titles = Prefect, Founder and Leader of S.P.E.W.
Appearances = Cat (while using Polyjuice Potion), petrified, Harry Potter (while using Polyjuice Potion), Mafalda Hopkirk (while using Polyjuice Potion), and Bellatrix Lestrange (while using Polyjuice Potion)

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Things You Didn't Know About Hermione Granger

Organizations/Teams/Clubs

Organizations = Order of the Phoenix
Teams = None
Clubs =  S.P.E.W., Dumbledore’s Army, and the Slug Club

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What Happened to Hermione After the Fall of Voldemort?

Hermione, Ron, and Harry missed their seventh and final year at Hogwarts in their efforts to track down and destroy horcruxes and Lord Voldemort. After Voldemort’s demise, Hermione returned to Hogwarts to officially complete her education and get her N.E.W.T.s, though neither Ron nor Harry returned with her.

Hermione became employed at the Ministry of Magic after leaving Hogwarts for good . Her first job there was in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. This position allowed Hermione to continue what she started at Hogwarts with S.P.E.W. and she fought to give rights to non-human magical creatures that were underpriviliged, such as house elves.

Hermione eventually became the Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. It was during this time that Hermione helped the new Minister of Magic, Kingsley Shacklebolt, in overturning laws that favored pure-blood wizards. She also worked with Ron and Harry at the Ministry to reform the Ministry and the wizarding world for the better.

Albus Dumbledore willed his original copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard to Hermione upon his death. At some point in her life Hermione translated the book from runes into English. Hogwarts Headmistress, Minerva McGonagall, loaned Dumbledore’s notes about the stories to Hermione, and her translation of the book included these notes when it was published.

Ron and Hermione were married some time after the fall of Voldemort. They had two children, Rose and Hugo. They remained very close to Harry and Ginny Weasley, who also married and had three children.

Hermione was seen, along with Ron, Harry, Ginny, and other members of Dumbledore’s Army, at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Rita Skeeter was also there and was more than happy to write about every action taken by Hermione and her friends while they watched the game, including how Hermione cheered for her former beau, Viktor Krum. 

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What Emma Watson Has To Say About Hermione

Emma Watson loves Hermione. That might be obvious to viewers, but I was very glad to see her say those words.

Author J.K. Rowling revealed in 2014 that she that it might have been better if Hermione had ended up with Harry instead of Ron, that the two of them were too combative for each other, and Emma agreed with this assessment. However, J.K. Rowling also thinks that they had potential if they got help from a wizarding marriage counselor.

Emma loved that the final book was as much about Hermione’s journey as it was about Harry’s. She acknowledged the sacrifice that Hermione made towards defeating Voldemort when Hermione erased herself from her parents memories.

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In another interview Emma spoke about how she is like Hermione in a lot of ways. She analyzes situations and thinks out moves several steps in advance, as Hermione does. She is also like Hermione in that she is loyal to friends, ability to speak her mind, and her feminist tendencies. In fact, Emma said that the 12 years she spent as Hermione merged Hermione into her personality and that she isn’t always able to differentiate between herself and Hermione.

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Hermione Granger Quote

How Hermione Changed Throughout The Series

Hermione started out as an insufferable know-it-all who bossed around anyone and everyone. By the end of the series Hermione had mellowed out tremendously. Although Hermione remained brilliant in her intelligence throughout the series, she was no longer a know-it-all. She knew there were some things that she didn’t know and she admitted this fact when necessary, such as when she was unsure how to proceed when she, Harry, and Ron were searching for horcruxes.

Initially, Hermione was mortified by the thought of breaking rules. As she matured, Hermione began to understand that there are times when rule breaking is a necessity, and she was often the one to come up with ways to break rules. Rules that Hermione broke include:

  • Attacking Severus Snape in the Shrieking Shack after he followed them and found them with Remus Lupin and Sirius Black
  • Using the Time Turner to save the lives of Buckbeak and Sirius Black (admittedly, it was Dumbledore who encouraged her to break this particular rule)
  • Forming Dumbledore’s Army as a way of fighting back against the cruelty of Dolores Umbridge and the Ministry of Magic
  • Helping Harry break into Umbridge’s office to speak to Sirius Black via the Flu Network
  • Keeping silent after finding out that Harry was following the Half-Blood Prince’s altered instructions for potions, an action that took him to the top of the class during their sixth year at Hogwarts
  • Confunding Cormac McClaggen during Quidditch trials to help secure a spot for Ron on the Gryffindor Quidditch team

Hermione also became more emotional as the series progressed. The younger Hermione was very guarded with her emotions. Although she cried at times, she wasn’t a “typical” emotional girl. However, Hermione’s emotions got the better of her by the sixth book when she was jealous of Ron’s relationship with Lavender Brown. One example of her emotional pettiness occurred when Hermione sent magical birds shooting towards Ron after she saw him kiss Lavender. Some people disliked this change in Hermione’s personality, but I liked it. It made Hermione human, showing that even someone as smart and clever as Hermione was not always able to control her emotions and actions.

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How Hermione Differs in the Books and Movies

The most obvious difference has to do with Hermione’s appearance. Hermione was not ugly, but the book version of Hermione put no effort into making her appearance attractive. The first book described Hermione as having bushy hair and big, buck teeth. The movies attempted to make Hermione’s hair bushy for the first two movies, then abandoned the effort.

As for buck teeth, there is only one scene in any of the eight movies where Emma had false teeth to make them look larger than they were. Pay close attention to when Hermione speaks in the video below and you’ll notice that she is wearing false teeth. This was the first scene filmed for the first movie, and director Chris Columbus quickly realized that the false teeth were a hinderance so they were abandoned.

Emma Watson is also much prettier than Hermione was, and Emma continued to blossom throughout all the movies into the beautiful young woman she is today. That bothered J.K. Rowling a bit when Emma was first cast as Hermione, but she otherwise thought Emma was the perfect Hermione.

Hermione’s personality was more extreme in the books. She had a tendency to go overboard, such as when she created the organization S.P.E.W. to help improve the lives of house elves. She was obnoxious with her S.P.E.W. efforts and she drove away friends or forced them to join the organization simply to shut her up. The movie version of Hermione was much less extreme.

Speaking of S.P.E.W., this was a fairly big storyline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Hermione believed passionately in freeing as many house elves as possible. To this end, she learned how to magically knit so she could make hats that she left around the Gryffindor common room. This storyline was left out of the movies completely.

Harry used the name “Voldemort” pretty much from the beginning of the first book but Hermione was unable to use the name for the first five books and was very uncomfortable whenever she did. The first time she used it was when she explained to the future members of Dumbledore’s Army why they needed Harry to teach them Defense Against the Dark Arts, and she only did so to show Harry how important it was that he teach them. In the movies, Hermione started saying his name in the second movie and seemed fine with saying it, not at all uncomfortable like she was in the books.

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Video of Hermione

This is a beautifully done tribute to Hermione.

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Hermione Costume

Hermione had many looks throughout the eight Harry Potter movies. I’ve recreated four of her most popular looks so you can wear a Hermione costume.

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Biographical Details | Temperament and Personality | Physical Traits | Magical Traits | Wand Traits |  Nicknames/Aliases/Titles/Appearances | Organizations/Teams/Clubs | What Happened to Hermione After the Fall of Voldemort? | What Emma Watson Has To Say About Hermione | How Hermione Changed Throughout The Series | How Hermione Differs in the Books and Movies | Video of Hermione | Hermione Costume 

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