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Biography

Harry Potter is known simply to many in his world as "The Boy Who Lived". When he was little more then one year old, he defeated the most evil wizard the world had ever know. Harry's defeat of Voldemort is what he is famous for. However, his fame, although it attracts the attention of many, is not an integral part into his character. After all, he had no idea until he turned eleven that he was famous at all.

Quick Stats

Birthday: July 31st 1980
Parents: James and Lily Potter
Hometown: As a baby, he lived in Godric's Hollow with his parents. After his parents death, he grew up in his Uncle's house on Privet Drive (Little Whinging, Surrey).
Other Family: Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia, cousin Dudley. Also has a godfather, Sirius Black (deceased). Ted Lupin, son of the late Remus and Tonks Lupin, is Harry's godson.
Spouse: Ginny Weasley
Children: James, Albus Severus and Lily
Skills: Excellent Quidditch seeker. Well skilled in magic (especially in defense against the dark arts). Has dreams connected to Voldemort. Can also sense Voldemort when he is nearby or experiencing strong emotions. However, since Voldemort's demise, he hasn't experienced these connections again, nor the ability to use parseltongue (source).
Occupation: Head of the Auror Department in the Ministry of Magic (source).
Appearance: Harry has green eyes and dark hair. Even years after Voldemort's death, he still has the unique lightning bolt shaped scar on his forehead. Also has a scar of the words "I must not tell lies" imprinted on his hand (courtesy of Dolores Umbridge).
Friends: His best friends are Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. But he has many other friends who are close to him.
Other: Is right handed, wears glasses. Owns Twelve Grimmauld Place (inherited from Sirius Black). Also inherited a house-elf from Sirius (Kreacher).

Extended Biography

Harry's life began amidst a world in trouble. The evil wizard Voldemort was at his peak, scorching the world with his hate and rampant murders. Despite all this strife, James and Lily Potter had their first and only child. Before Hogwarts In an otherwise changing world, Harry was probably a constant bit of normalcy they found comfort in. But they soon learned that Harry, merely a baby, was a target of Voldemort's destruction. A prophecy had been foretold that a boy born in July would be able to vanquish Voldemort. But they believed themselves to be safe, as they had given their whereabouts to a trusted secret keeper, Peter Pettigrew. That trust was misplaced, and one autumn night Voldemort came to the Potters. James was killed immediately, but Voldemort gave Lily a chance to step aside. She refused, and died for her son. The protection from Lily Potter saved Harry from Voldemort's killing curse. In the aftermath of the failed attack, Voldemort was vanquished almost to nothing. But he remained barely alive, weak and with little hope of recovering enough to be like his former self.

Harry was rescued by the half-giant Hagrid and was left at the doorstep of his aunt and uncle. He lived unhappily in their house for the next ten years, until a curious series of letters began arriving. The magic in him was strong, just as it had been for his parents. He was thus invited to Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, despite the wishes of his aunt and uncle to be away from all those "abnormalities".

Year One

Harry started his new life at Hogwarts nervous and scared like any other new student. He quickly made friends with Ron Weasley, while rejecting friendship from Draco Malfoy. He soon befriended Hermione Granger, a muggle-born witch. Together, the three became the best of friends, with their ups and downs of course. With their combined talents, the three were able to locate and protect the Sorcerer's Stone from Professor Quirrel who was possessed by Voldemort. This stone would have helped Voldemort to a much speedier recovery to his full power then he eventually managed.

Year Two

After a successful first year, and winning the house cup no less, Harry returned to his "life" on Privet Drive. If anything can go wrong, it will. Harry found himself locked in his own room before school was to start. Year Two Luckily Ron and his brothers appeared on the scene, and rescued him with a flying car. Harry spent his first summer at The Burrow, the home of the Weasley family. All too quickly he was due back at school. Another danger awaited him deep within the Hogwarts castle. Voldemort was again lurking as he possessed Ginny Weasley through an enchanted diary. Through her, he was able to open the Chamber of Secrets and release the terrible monster that lived within. Harry, again with the help of his friends, managed to find the Chamber of Secrets, and took on the memory of a sixteen year old Tom Riddle, who one day became Voldemort. Harry was successful again, and also was able to save Ginny Weasley from the clutches of Tom Riddle.

Year Three

Harry's third year started off with a bang, just as usual. He fled from the Dursley's after illegally using magic. Thanks to the Knight Bus, transit for lost wizards and witches, Harry made his way to the Leaky Cauldron. Just as the school year was to begin, Harry began to learn more about a man named Sirius Black. This man was unique in that he was the only prisoner of the wizard prison, Azkaban, to escape. It was a name with no meaning to him at the time, but he soon learned that Sirius Black was actually his father's best friend, and believed to be a traitor to the Potters. When Ron was taken captive by Sirius, the truth began to unravel. Sirius hadn't been the one that sold the Potters out for his own gain. Instead it was another friend by the name of Peter Pettigrew. Furthermore, Sirius was actually Harry's godfather, and wanted him to come live with him. That day never came as Peter escaped their grasp, ready to rejoin his master, Voldemort. Thus Sirius was forced into hiding.

Year Four

A bit before Harry's fourth year of Hogwarts was due to start, Harry was invited to the Quidditch World Cup by the Weasleys. A great day of fun was ruined abruptly by the mark of Voldemort appearing across the night sky. Things continued to get stranger and stranger after that, once the students got back to school. Year Four Harry was somehow entered into the Triwizard Cup, even though he was under age. And yet, despite his age, he successfully completed all the required tasks with good marks. When he and Cedric Diggory reached for the winning cup, to share in Hogwarts glory, they discovered the cup was actually a portkey. The two found themselves in the presence of none other then Voldemort, who at the time was merely a shell of his former self. Cedric was killed on the spot. Harry's blood was used to revive the fallen dark wizard. Harry barely managed to escape due to a strange occurrence with his and Voldemort's wand. Still, the truth was painfully difficult to avoid. Voldemort was back.

Year Five

After a summer of few answers, Harry began his fifth year at Hogwarts. Much to the displeasure of all students, a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher was among the staff. This time it was a woman from the Ministry of Magic who was determined to keep everyone in line. Harry fell into isolation as few would believe his story that Voldemort had indeed returned. The Ministry of Magic continued as if nothing unusual was happening. Once this became painfully clear, the three friends decided to start up their own club of sorts, called Dumbledore's Army. They recruited other students and began to meet in secret in order to learn true Defense Against the Dark Arts. Eventually more and more people began to believe Harry's story, especially after a full interview was published in The Quibbler.

Everything fell apart when Harry dreamed that Sirius was in trouble. Leading Hermione, Ron, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley and Neville Longbottom, Harry went to the heart of the Ministry. It was there he learned he had been tricked, and Sirius was no where to be found. Instead, Voldemort wanted to use Harry to get an important prophecy concerning both of their fates. As the kids escaped from the Death Eaters, members of the Order entered the fray, Sirius among them. As the battle raged, Sirius was hit with a curse from his own cousin, Bellatrix. He fell behind the Veil in the Department of Mysteries. Voldemort, however, failed, as the prophecy smashed, once again stopping him from knowing the full extent of the prophecy. With the attack happening within the Ministry, the Ministry of Magic finally admitted that Voldemort was back.

Year Six

Harry's sixth year began in a world now accepting the return of Voldemort. While both the Wizarding and Muggle world worked to deal with the chaos, Harry awaited the arrival of Dumbledore one misty evening. With a simple goodbye, Harry spent the least amount of his summer yet with the Dursley family. Instead, he happily spent it at the Burrow with his best friends. When the summer closed, his education continued at Hogwarts. Even with a war brewing and constant deaths of their fellow classmates, life continued on for the students. Crushes were in the air as Harry noticed his own attraction to the youngest Weasley and only girl of the family.

Meanwhile, Harry learned from Dumbledore the power that kept Voldemort alive after so long. Year SixMany years ago, Voldemort learned of and harnessed the great and dark magic of Horcruxes. His soul was split into six objects (the seventh piece remaining inside him), keeping him alive for eternity. With this information, Harry was armed with the knowledge that could lead to Voldemort's demise. Dumbledore's chance to explain everything to Harry was cut tragically short, however. Harry witnessed the horrific murder of Dumbledore by none other then Severus Snape, someone Harry had long suspected of hiding his true allegiance to Voldemort.

With this last murder in a long string of people close to Harry, he decided it was time to take action. He broke off his relationship with Ginny Weasley and told his friends he was going on his own journey to bring down Voldemort. Loyal to the end, Hermione and Ron insisted on going with him, wherever this last adventure would take them.

Year Seven

In what would be his seventh year of Hogwarts, Harry instead spent the summer preparing for his journey to search for the Horcruxes. True to their words, Ron and Hermione joined Harry as they faced their most difficult challenges yet. Year Seven Their path took them from Grimmauld Place, to the heart of the Ministry of Magic (which had fallen to Voldemort) and to Godric's Hollow, among other places. Their luck at evading the Death Eaters ran out at one point, and they found themselves at the mercy of Bellatrix Lestrange and others at Malfoy Manor. In what would become a very important moment later on, Harry overpowered Draco Malfoy and took his wand.

Meanwhile, Harry faced continued doubts about Dumbledore (and the mystery of the Deathly Hallows) and a nearly continuous connection to Voldemort's mind. But that very connection provided Harry with the location of the second to last Horcrux: Hogwarts. Together, the trio once again entered Hogwarts, and found allies eager to help. However, the Death Eaters and Voldemort weren't far behind. Under the distraction provided by the ensuing battle, Harry managed to find the Horcrux, leaving only one (to Harry's knowledge): Nagini, Voldemort's snake.

However, Harry never had the chance to kill her. When Harry attempted to go after the snake, the trio witnessed the murder of Severus Snape by Voldemort. Before he died, Snape passed along several important memories, forever shattering Harry's image of Snape. Through these memories, Harry learned that he was actually an accidental Horcrux, and only his death could allow for Voldemort's destruction. Harry accepted his fate and entered the Forbidden Forest one last time, preparing himself to die. Just as he promised he would more then a year ago, Harry faced his death with his head held up high. With two words, Voldemort cast the killing curse, and the Horcrux inside Harry was at last destroyed.

But Harry was not dead, though Voldemort believed he was. Harry was brought towards Hogwarts by none other then Hagrid, amid the cries of disbelief that Harry could really be dead. Neville Longbottom saw his chance to kill Nagini himself in the chaos, finally rendering Voldemort mortal once again. Harry followed Voldemort inside Hogwarts, ready for the final duel. Harry was armed with one more weapon that Voldemort did not know or understand, namely that Harry was the true master of the wand Voldemort now wielded. Harry had accidentally become the master of the wand when he disarmed Draco at Malfoy Manor. Draco previously had won the wand from Dumbledore before his death, giving ownership of the wand to Draco accidentally. Voldemort attempted the killing curse again, but this time Harry threw a disarming charm back at him. Voldemort's wand, the Elder Wand, backfired and destroyed Tom Riddle, for once and for all.

After Voldemort

After the death of Voldemort, Harry was at last free to live his life for himself. With Kingsley as the Minister of Magic, Harry lead the new Auror Department (source). At some point he and Ginny started a family and had three children: James, Albus Severus and Lily. Harry at last had the family he so longed for, and the happy ending he deserved.
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