Professor Filius Flitwick

Because sometimes you just need someone who is genuinely nice.

First and foremost, Filius Flitwick was an educator. His long-term tenure, going back at least as far as the time when Severus Snape and James Potter were pupils, was distinguished by a love of knowledge and a desire to pass on his considerable skill to generations of Hogwarts students. Although often portrayed as a loveable, harmless character, Flitwick was an incredibly important asset to the stories. And here is exactly why.

He genuinely seemed to love his job

He was so excited about teaching Harry Potter he audibly squeaked when he first read the young wizard’s name on the register. Indeed, he went on to teach Potter’s class the very Summoning Charm that enabled the Boy Who Lived to win the first of his Triwizard Tournament tasks. He also rather wonderfully taught students how to turn vinegar into wine, and the Cheering Charm (which exists simply to make people happy). He also taught the Banishing Charm, and even though hapless Neville Longbottom misfired and flung the diminutive master across the room, Flitwick took it with customary patience and good grace.

As well as indulging less-gifted pupils – preferring to set extra homework over punitive detentions – Flitwick always made a special point of rewarding good performance with warm words. ‘Oh, well done!’ he gushed when Hermione mastered the relatively elementary levitation charm. ‘Everyone see here, Miss Granger’s done it!’

This friendly approach is a marked contrast with more serious teachers such as Severus Snape or Minerva McGonagall. As head of Ravenclaw house, Flitwick was known to always have his door open to any of his charges who found school life tough. When Hermione was feeling blue about her exam performance Flitwick was more than happy to cheer her up with the news that not only had she passed – she’d scored an impressive 112 per cent. As Fred Weasley once observed: ‘Old Flitwick… usually gets everyone through their exams all right.’ Not half.

He just made Hogwarts a lovely place

His cheery demeanour was also expressed in creativity. At Christmas he delighted in making decorations, even enlisting live fairies into the festive fun. He also didn’t mind letting his students play a few cheeky games in his lesson before the Yule Ball. In fact, no matter what his students were up to, Flitwick always has an appreciation of great skill. For instance, when Fred and George Weasley flounced out of Hogwarts leaving a Portable Swamp in a corridor, Filius Flitwick took care to preserve a small puddle when charged to remove it, just because it was a ‘really good bit of magic’.

But he’s no pushover

But don’t be fooled into thinking the Charms master was a soft touch – when it came to defending Hogwarts, he was ruthless.

On the most subtle level, when Dolores Umbridge took over as headmistress he continued teaching to his usual impeccable standard – again, Flitwick was an educator above all else. But when Fred and George set off fireworks in his classroom, the sneaky head of Ravenclaw preferred to let Umbridge waste her time extinguishing them, even though he was perfectly capable himself.

As the final showdown with the Death Eaters approached Flitwick used his considerable talents to cast a series of intricate protective spells (including Protego horribilis).

When the castle was fearfully anticipating the recently escaped Sirius Black paying a visit, Flitwick helped secure the premises by teaching the oak front doors to recognise a picture of the Azkaban escapee.

When he awoke after being Stupefied by Snape he rushed straight back to work. In the climactic final skirmish, the former duelling champion took down Antonin Dolohov – some feat, as Dolohov had already bested the formidable Alastor Moody, and killed Remus Lupin.

In sum, the avuncular professor exemplified the virtues of diligence, creativity and committed defence of the school. So let’s raise a glass of his preferred tipple – the appropriately eccentric ‘cherry syrup and soda with ice and umbrella’ – to Filius Flitwick.

Source: Pottermore

Extra Facts:

  • He lead the Frog Choir.
  • He may seem short and sweet, but don’t underestimate him: Charms Professor Filius Flitwick is a Master Duelist. After graduating Hogwarts, he became quite the wizard, specializing in defensive spells and charms. He even earned the title “Dueling Champion,” proving that power comes in all shapes and sizes.
  • He lead the Frog Choir.
  • He may seem short and sweet, but don’t underestimate him: Charms Professor Filius Flitwick is a Master Duelist. After graduating Hogwarts, he became quite the wizard, specializing in defensive spells and charms. He even earned the title “Dueling Champion,” proving that power comes in all shapes and sizes.

200 Followers! And assumptions+This is my 100th post

Hey people, thank you so much for 200 followers it means a lot, I was in 7th heaven when I saw the notification.

I made this

And here are your assumptions:

Introverted Thought’s assumptions-

You don’t like going to parties.

I don’t like going to parties but I love my birthday parties, but except for my own birthday, I would gladly miss a party for a book.

You like rainy days.

I used to but not now, I am allergic to pollen grains.

You like animals.

I love animals and mimicking their sounds(specially a dog bark I am good at that).

You enjoy going to school.

I love school.

You’re bold but appear shy to people.

Nah, I am bold and I appear bold and I speak my mind.

Dolly ma’am assumptions-

You like painting or art

I love both.

You like reading books.

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I love reading books.

You are a good student.

You are absolutely correct


You are very friendly and eloquent blogger

That only my fellow bloggers can tell.

Sarah assumptions:

You wear glasses.

I wear anti-clear lens because of my allergies

You are popular in school.

In my old school, in my new one, I have only been there for an year.

You haven’t read Percy Jackson.

I have learnt it by heart, it it helped my gain interest in Greek and Roman mythology, I love Percy Jackson and its sequels.

You love making friends.

On blogosphere only, not in school.

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You enjoy reading Harry Potter books than watch the movies.

Yess, the movies are nothing compared to the books.

Your hair is long and black.

Its not black, its brown but its soo heavy it looks black and my hair has never been long and I got it cut again.

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Nah, (but sometimes just don’t tell them🤫)

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I am an introvert😁.

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Yep, I am still 5″2, I have got to increase it before I become 15.

You’ve read an Harry Potter book more than once 😂😂😂.

67 times all of them in order.

You are amazing and have a big heart ❤️.

Thanks, only you all can answer that💖.

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You have black hair

Dark brown

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Will be in less than a month.

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I wouldn’t call myself tall, I am only 5″2

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I love it

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Yep, I love it

Era’s assumptions:

You are a harry potter fan

Yep, bang on, you hit the nail on the head.

Interested in mystery stories

Yep, specially Nancy Drew and Artemis Fowl.

Very friendly 😊😊

I am actually quite introverted in real life.

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You don’t like your things touched or moved especially when you’re not there

Oh, yes I quite hate that, I mean if you want something moved, move it in your own place not in my room, dude

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Another one that’s absolutely correct.

You would love to travel all over the world alone or with someone really special.

Maybe, just alone.

You’re sensitive emotionally.

Yeah, sometimes, I can’t be physically hurt easily, but emotionally yes.

You find yourself funny.

That I do.

Chickadee Lover Maggie’s assumptions:

You love talking to other people about books?

Yess, I absolutely adore it.

Your favorite color is teal?

Black and grey

I am still taking assumptions, feel free to comment and I will update this post.

PS, I changed a few things on my home page, do tell me if you noticed it, and remember what changed.

Also this is my 100th post.

Leaky Cauldron

The Leaky Cauldron pre-dates Muggle Charing Cross Road. When the road was to be built, the magical community performed Memory Charms on the Muggle builders – protecting the Leaky Cauldron.

The pub was built by Daisy Dodderidge, the first landlady, in the early 1500s “to serve as a gateway between the non-wizarding world and Diagon Alley.” It had a bar, several private parlour rooms, and a large dining room.

To Muggles, the pub appears to be a broken-down old shop front on Charing Cross Road. This, however, was not the case prior to the imposition of the  Statue of Secrecy and, in fact, prior to this, Muggle visitors were neither turned away, nor made to feel unwelcome.

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