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Order of the Phoenix
Organisation information
Founder(s)

Albus Dumbledore

Founded
Dissolved
Leader(s)
Headquarters
Intentions

To protect the wizarding and Muggle worlds from Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters

Affiliation
Enemies
Draco: "I was supposed to meet you here, but your Phoenix lot got in the way!"
Dumbledore: "Yes, they do that."
— Draco Malfoy to Dumbledore during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower[src]

The Order of the Phoenix was a secret society founded by Albus Dumbledore to oppose Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. The original Order was created sometime in 1970s, after Voldemort returned to England from abroad and started his campaign to take over the Ministry of Magic and persecute Muggle-borns. The Order worked with the Ministry to oppose the Dark Lord and his followers, and played a crucial role in the First Wizarding War. Victory came in 1981 at the cost of many of their members.

The Order disbanded, but was reconvened in 1995 after Harry Potter informed Dumbledore of Lord Voldemort's return. The Ministry refused to admit that the Dark Lord had returned, thus the Order alone worked to protect Harry Potter and the prophecy concerning him and Voldemort in the Department of Mysteries. After a battle occurred there in 1996 between the Order and the Death Eaters, the Ministry admitted the truth. However, the next year would see the Order losing their leader and the Ministry being conquered by Voldemort. The Order remained an underground resistance, trying to protect Muggles and broadcast the truth during the worst days of the Second Wizarding War. They answered the call to arms by Dumbledore's Army on 2 May, 1998, fighting Voldemort and his Death Eaters for the final time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Battle of Hogwarts ended with Voldemort's death and a decisive victory for the Order and their allies.

HistoryEdit

Founding and First Wizarding WarEdit

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OriginEdit

Sirius: "What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard that ever existed? Only innocent lives, Peter!"
Peter: "You don’t understand! He would have killed me, Sirius!"
Sirius: "THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED! DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!"
Sirius Black confronting Peter Pettigrew in 1994[src]

The Order of the Phoenix was founded by Albus Dumbledore during Lord Voldemort's first rise to power in the 1970s. Dumbledore formed the Order to combat Voldemort's increasing threat and power. Aurors from the Ministry of Magic also joined the Order to participate in more secretive, sudden assaults aimed to crush the Dark Rebellion. Dumbledore created a method of communication among Order members by inventing a way to make Patronuses speak.

Although the Death Eaters had been attacking mostly Muggles and Muggle-borns to spread terror, they soon turned to attacking "blood traitors" such as Order members as well. Fabian and Gideon Prewett were killed by a group of five Death Eaters led by Antonin Dolohov. Caradoc Dearborn disappeared, the Bones family was almost completely destroyed, Benjy Fenwick was brutally murdered, and Marlene McKinnon and her family were killed by Death Eaters, including Travers. Even as the Order suffered great losses, they continued to fight, and four of their members — James and Lily Potter, and Frank and Alice Longbottom — defied Voldemort himself three times.[1]

The ProphecyEdit

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"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not...and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives....the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies..."
Sybill Trelawney's prophecy[src]

This defiance made the two couples and their infant sons Harry and Neville targets of a prophecy concerning a person with the power to defeat the Dark Lord. Death Eater Severus Snape heard part of the prophecy and reported it to Voldemort, who believed it referred to Harry Potter. His decision to hunt down the Potters, who were in hiding under the Fidelius Charm, caused Snape to switch sides, since he had always been in love with Lily Potter.[2]

It was not enough to save them, however; the Potters' Secret-Keeper Peter Pettigrew betrayed them, and Voldemort came to their home in Godric's Hollow on 31 October, 1981. He summarily killed James, but offered Lily a chance to live, as requested by Severus Snape. She refused, begging for her son's life, and Voldemort used the Killing Curse against her and then on Harry. Because Lily had willingly sacrificed herself out of love for her son, Harry was protected, and the curse backfired. Because Voldemort had made Horcruxes, he did not die, but he lost physical form. He also inadvertently made Harry himself a Horcrux, as a piece of his soul embedded itself into a scar on Harry's forehead.[2] Pettigrew fled the scene and faked his own death by hiding in his Animagus form and cutting off his own finger, while killing many innocent muggles with one spell, and Sirius Black was blamed for his crimes, and thrown into Azkaban without a trial[3].

DisbandmentEdit

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The First Wizarding War ended with a victory for the Order and the Ministry, but the Death Eaters were still a danger. Four of them — the Lestrange brothers; Rabastan and Rodolphus, Rodolphus' wife Bellatrix, and Barty Crouch Jr — attacked the Longbottoms shortly after their master's defeat. Seeking information about their master's downfall, the Death Eaters drove Alice and Frank insane with the Cruciatus Curse. The Death Eaters and many of their comrades were caught and sentenced to Azkaban, some of them turned in by Igor Karkaroff, who was released in exchange for information. Others, such as Lucius Malfoy, managed to avoid prison by claiming to have only served Voldemort under the Imperius Curse, though Order members were sceptical of such claims.[4]

Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape, who had turned spy for the Order "at great personal risk" prior to Voldemort's fall, suspected that Voldemort would return, and they determined that Harry Potter had to be protected.[2] However, the war was over, and the Order was disbanded.

The Order reconvenesEdit

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"Time is short, and unless the few of us who know the truth stand united, there is no hope for any of us."
Albus Dumbledore after the return of Lord Voldemort[src]

On 24 June, 1995, Lord Voldemort returned to power. His servant Barty Crouch Jr, in disguise as Alastor Moody, had manipulated the Goblet of Fire in order to turn Harry Potter into a Champion of the Triwizard Tournament. When Harry and fellow Champion Cedric Diggory touched the Triwizard Cup, not knowing that it had been made a Portkey, they were transported to a graveyard in Little Hangleton. Peter Pettigrew killed Cedric and then performed a ritual to resurrect Voldemort, who then called his Death Eaters to him. Harry managed to escape and inform Albus Dumbledore of the Dark Lord's return.[4]

Within an hour, the old Order members had been informed. Dumbledore sent Sirius Black, who was still wanted by the Ministry, in his Animagus form of a dog to alert key members such as Arabella Figg, Mundungus Fletcher, and Remus Lupin to the new threat. Upon its reconstruction, the Order set up headquarters at 12 Grimmauld Place, London — Sirius's family home. The house was protected with the Fidelius Charm, with Dumbledore as Secret-Keeper. Members of the Order were assigned by Dumbledore to protect Harry Potter and for guard duty. Harry and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger also assisted the Order, though were not official members, because they were underage.[1]

Ministry relationsEdit

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Cornelius Fudge: "If you're going to work against me . . ."
Albus Dumbledore: "The only one against whom I intend to work is Lord Voldemort. If you are against him, then we remain, Cornelius, on the same side."
Cornelius Fudge and Albus Dumbledore[src]

Although Dumbledore and the original members of the Order accepted the return of Lord Voldemort, members of the Ministry of Magic, including Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge, were not convinced. Fudge preferred to believe that Dumbledore was spreading rumours in an attempt to undercut his authority as Minister. Years earlier, there had been widespread support for Dumbledore to take the position, although he declined, choosing instead to remain at Hogwarts. In his early years as Minister, Fudge was constantly bombarding Dumbledore, frantically seeking advice. These actions sowed the seeds of paranoia in Fudge, as he feared Dumbledore would usurp his power. He also accused Dumbledore of "going senile in his old years", and that he was clearly mistaken about Voldemort's return.[4] However, some Aurors in the Ministry, such as Kingsley Shacklebolt and Nymphadora Tonks, came to believe Dumbledore and joined the Order in secret.[1]

Under the Ministry's influence, the Daily Prophet portrayed Dumbledore and Harry as either liars or nutters, thus many members of the public did not believe in Voldemort's return either. The Order was forced to exist underground and certain members were unable to even greet one another in public for fear of exposing their allegiances. Voldemort and his Death Eaters took advantage of the Ministry's folly, conducting their business in secret for a year. Among their goals was to obtain a record of the prophecy concerning Voldemort and Harry, which was kept in the Department of Mysteries. The Order kept guard of the area, but were hampered by the Ministry's lack of cooperation.

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Dumbledore: "It was foolish to come here tonight, Tom. The Aurors are on their way-"
Voldemort: "By which time I shall be gone, and you will be dead!"
Albus Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort face off[src]

Voldemort eventually managed to lure Harry there, along with five members of Dumbledore's Army, an organisation Harry, Hermione, and Ron founded at Hogwarts in response to Ministry employee Dolores Umbridge refusing to teach students practical Defence Against the Dark Arts. The group of teenagers were ambushed by twelve Death Eaters. The Order became aware of this through Severus Snape, and Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Alastor Moody, and Kingsley Shacklebolt raced to the Ministry to battle the Death Eaters. They managed to save the students, and the prophecy was destroyed, but Sirius was killed by his cousin Bellatrix Lestrange. Albus Dumbledore helped round up the other Death Eaters, summoned the Aurors, and then duelled Voldemort in defence of Harry.[1]

Several Ministry personnel, including Minister Fudge, entered the Ministry Atrium at the end of this duel, thus seeing Voldemort for themselves. Voldemort Disapparated, but Fudge was forced to admit that Dumbledore and Harry Potter had been right.[1] He was soon replaced by Rufus Scrimgeour as Minister for Magic.[5]

Second Wizarding WarEdit

Guarding HogwartsEdit

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"Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you, Potter?"
Rufus Scrimgeour to Harry Potter[src]

The battle marked the official beginning of the Second Wizarding War. Although Scrimgeour was a more proactive Minister than Fudge had been, he proved to be suspicious of the Order and of Dumbledore as well. He tried to convince Harry Potter to ally himself with the Ministry to boost public morale, but Harry was disgusted by Scrimgeour's high-handed methods and declared his loyalty to Dumbledore and the Order. Over the course of the school year, Dumbledore taught Harry about Voldemort's past and of the existence of his Horcruxes.

In the meantime, the Order kept watch at Hogwarts. However, Draco Malfoy managed to use a Vanishing Cabinet to get Death Eaters into the school, and the Battle of the Astronomy Tower ensued. Dumbledore was cornered by Malfoy, but the boy lowered his wand, and Severus Snape stepped in to kill Dumbledore. Not knowing that this was a plan Dumbledore and Snape had designed earlier, the Order believed that they had been betrayed.[5]

Protecting Harry and Losing the MinistryEdit

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Now under the leadership of Alastor Moody, the Order's next goal was to remove Harry from his relatives' home before the protection (The Trace) offered by his mother's blood expired on his seventeenth birthday. The Order also assigned two of its members, Dedalus Diggle and Hestia Jones, to take Harry's relatives into hiding so that they could not be targeted by Death Eaters. At the time, the Ministry was being infiltrated by the Death Eaters and Harry was being watched. Thus, the Order had to fly him out, using six decoys disguised as Harry with Polyjuice Potion. Despite being ambushed by over thirty Death Eaters and Voldemort himself, the Order managed to get Harry to safety at the Burrow, their next headquarters since Snape knew of 12 Grimmauld Place. Sadly, Moody and Harry's owl Hedwig were killed in the fray.

Not long after, on 1 August, 1997, the Death Eaters seized control of the Ministry. Scrimgeour was murdered and Pius Thicknesse, who Yaxley had under the Imperius Curse, was installed as Voldemort's puppet Minister for Magic. Kingsley Shacklebolt managed to warn the Order of the coup by sending his Patronus to the Burrow where Bill and Fleur's reception was being held. Various Order members were interrogated, but none were killed. In the meantime, Harry had vanished along with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. The three sought to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, of which the rest of the Order had not been informed.[2]

ResistanceEdit

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River (Lee Jordan): "And what would you say, Royal, to those listeners who reply that in these dangerous times, it should be "wizards first"?"
Royal (Kingsley Shacklebolt): "I'd say that it's one short step from "wizards first" to "pure-bloods first", and then to "Death Eaters". We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving."
— Order members on Potterwatch in 1998[src]

While Voldemort controlled the Ministry, the Order members were fugitives. The Weasleys were kept under surveillance and the Taboo curse was placed upon Voldemort's name, since only enemies of the Dark Lord were willing to speak it aloud. Kingsley was nearly caught after saying the name, but managed to fight off the Death Eaters that attacked him and went on the run. The Weasleys were also forced into hiding after it was discovered that Ron was travelling with Harry, "Undesirable Number One," in the spring of 1998.


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The Order led the underground resistance, participating in the radio program Potterwatch, which broadcasted the truth while the Daily Prophet and other news outlets were controlled by the Ministry. The Order encouraged people to do as they were doing — protect innocent Muggles being harmed for the amusement of Death Eaters, and Muggle-borns who were being persecuted by the Ministry's new Muggle-Born Registration Commission.

Battle of HogwartsEdit

"We've only got half an hour until midnight, so we need to act fast. A battle plan has been agreed between the teachers of Hogwarts and the Order of the Phoenix... All right, leaders up here and we'll divide up the troops!"
Kingsley Shacklebolt before the Battle of Hogwarts[src]
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On 2 May, 1998, the Order received the call to arms from Neville Longbottom, who was left leading Dumbledore's Army at the Death Eater-controlled Hogwarts. With the D.A., the Order of the Phoenix took a final stand against Voldemort and his army. They formulated the battle plan with the professors of Hogwarts, who led fighters to the three highest towers, while Kingsley, Remus Lupin, and Arthur Weasley led troops to the school grounds, and Fred and George Weasley organised the defence of the entrances and passageways into the school.



The Battle of Hogwarts resulted in Order members Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Severus Snape and Fred Weasley losing their lives, but they triumphed over the Death Eaters, and Voldemort himself was defeated by Harry Potter. Tonks was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange and Remus was killed by a powerful Death Eater Antonin Dolohov and Snape was killed by Nagini on Voldermort's orders

In the aftermath of the war, the Order was presumably disbanded once and for all.

Members of the Order of the PhoenixEdit

"Mudbloods and werewolves and traitors and thieves..."
Kreacher on the Order members[src]
Name Membership Notes
Albus Dumbledore First Order, Second Order Founder and leader of the Order. Fought in the First Wizarding War and the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996; told Harry Potter of the existence of Voldemort's Horcruxes and destroyed one; arranged his own death with Severus Snape in 1997.
Alastor Moody First Order, Second Order Fought in the First Wizarding War, the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996 and was killed during the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997.
Kingsley Shacklebolt Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996 and the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997; led the Order during the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Aberforth Dumbledore First Order, Second Order Younger brother of the Order's founder and leader. Assisted Dumbledore's Army in 1997-1998 by passing food and supplies into the Room of Requirement. Assisted Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley in Malfoy Manor by sending Dobby to rescue them, and later by hiding them in the Hog's Head when Death Eaters were watching Hogsmeade. Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Alice Longbottom First Order Fought in the First Wizarding War; tortured into insanity by the Cruciatus Curse by Barty Crouch Jr., Rodolphus, Rabastan and Bellatrix Lestrange at the end of the conflict.
Arabella Figg First Order, Second Order Assigned to watch over Harry Potter throughout his life in Little Whinging; is a Squib.
Benjy Fenwick First Order Killed and mutilated during the First Wizarding War.
Caradoc Dearborn First Order Disappeared during the height of the First Wizarding War; his body was never found, but he was presumed killed.
Dedalus Diggle First Order, Second Order Member of the Advance Guard in 1995; one of two Order members assigned to evacuate the Dursleys in 1997.
Dorcas Meadowes First Order Killed in the First Wizarding War.
Edgar Bones First Order Killed by Death Eaters during the First Wizarding War along with his wife and children. Hagrid considered the Bones family to be among the best witches and wizards of the age.
Elphias Doge First Order, Second Order Part of the Advance Guard in 1995; appears to have helped shadow Harry in the years before Harry started Hogwarts.
Emmeline Vance First Order, Second Order Member of the Advance Guard in 1995; killed by Death Eaters in 1996.
Fabian Prewett First Order Fought and killed in the First Wizarding War by five Death Eaters, including Antonin Dolohov.
Frank Longbottom First Order Fought in the First Wizarding War; tortured into insanity by the Cruciatus Curse by Barty Crouch Jr., Rodolphus, Rabastan and Bellatrix Lestrange at the end of the conflict.
Gideon Prewett First Order Fought and killed in the First Wizarding War by five Death Eaters, including Antonin Dolohov.
James Potter First Order Fought in the First Wizarding War; murdered by Lord Voldemort in Godric's Hollow in 1981.
Lily Potter First Order Fought in the First Wizarding War; murdered by Lord Voldemort in Godric's Hollow in 1981.
Marlene McKinnon First Order Killed along with her family in the First Wizarding War by Death Eaters, including Travers.
Minerva McGonagall First Order, Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in 1997 and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Mundungus Fletcher First Order, Second Order Assigned to watch over Harry Potter in 1995. Participated in the Battle over Little Whinging, but fled as soon as Voldemort attacked him and Alastor Moody. Later reluctantly assisted Harry, Hermione, and Ron in locating Salazar Slytherin's Locket.
Peter Pettigrew First Order Defected and joined Death Eaters; betrayed the Potters to Lord Voldemort. Killed by his own silver hand after hesitating to kill Harry.
Remus Lupin First Order, Second Order Participated in both the First and Second Wizarding Wars. Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and Battle over Little Whinging in 1997, and was killed during the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 by Antonin Dolohov, also a werewolf.
Rubeus Hagrid First Order, Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997, and Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Severus Snape First Order, Second Order Defected from Death Eaters before the end of the First Wizarding War; spy during the Second Wizarding War; killed during the Battle of Hogwarts by Voldemort.
Sirius Black First Order, Second Order Fought in both the First and Second Wizarding Wars. Let the Order use his family home as its headquarters. Killed by Bellatrix Lestrange during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996.
Sturgis Podmore First Order, Second Order Arrested in 1996 attempting to break into the Department of Mysteries under the Imperius Curse. Member of the Advance Guard in 1995.
Fleur Delacour Assumed member[6], Second Order Fought in the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997 and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Arthur Weasley Second Order Fought in the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997 and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Bill Weasley Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997, and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Charlie Weasley Second Order Assigned to recruit foreign wizards; led reinforcements to the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Fred Weasley Assumed member[6], Second Order Fought in the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997 and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998, killed in action, possibly by Augustus Rookwood.
George Weasley Assumed member[6], Second Order Fought in the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997, during which he lost his left ear, and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Harry Potter Assumed member[6], Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997 and defeated Lord Voldemort for good during the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998. Also helped render Voldemort mortal by finding his Horcruxes, along with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and destroyed Tom Riddle's Diary.
Hermione Granger Assumed member[6], Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997, and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998. Accompanied Harry Potter and Ron Weasley on the hunt for Voldemort's Horcruxes and destroyed Helga Hufflepuff's Cup.
Hestia Jones Second Order Member of the Advance Guard in 1995; one of the two Order members assigned to evacuate the Dursleys in 1997.
Nymphadora Tonks Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and the Battle over Little Whinging in 1997, and killed during the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 by Bellatrix Lestrange.
Molly Weasley Second Order Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 and killed Bellatrix Lestrange.
Ron Weasley

Assumed member[6], Second Order

Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, Battle over Little Whinging in 1997 and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998. Accompanied Harry Potter and Hermione Granger on the hunt for Voldemort's Horcruxes, and destroyed Salazar Slytherin's Locket.

Allies of the Order of the PhoenixEdit

During the First Wizarding War, the Order was allied with the Ministry of Magic. During the Second Wizarding War, however, the Ministry was at times sceptical of Lord Voldemort's return, and later taken over by Voldemort's followers. The Order was allied with Dumbledore's Army as well as various individuals during that conflict.

Name Association Notes
Andromeda Tonks Second Order Allowed the Order to use her family's home as a safe house in 1997. Healed Rubeus Hagrid's injuries after the Battle over Little Whinging. Tortured by Death Eaters for information. Sister of Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy. Mother of Nymphadora Tonks.
Augusta Longbottom Second Order Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998. Grandmother of Neville Longbottom.
Dobby Second Order Rescued Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Dean Thomas, Griphook, and Ollivander from Malfoy Manor; killed in action by Bellatrix Lestrange.
Filius Flitwick Second Order Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Ginny Weasley Second Order Connected to the Order through her family, but underage. Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in 1997, and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Horace Slughorn Second Order Led reinforcements during, and fought in, the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Kreacher Second Order Initially despised the Order and undermined it by sharing information with Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy, but later assisted Harry Potter in finding the location of Salazar Slytherin's Locket and led the house-elves' call to arms during the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Lee Jordan Second Order Ran Potterwatch during the height of the war, communicating and broadcasting with various Order members; fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Luna Lovegood Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in 1997, and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Muriel Second Order Allowed the Order to use her home as a safe house, and later hid the Weasley family after Ron Weasley's accompaniment of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger was discovered by the Death Eaters.
Neville Longbottom Second Order Fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in 1997, and the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998. Killed Nagini, one of Voldemort's Horcruxes.
Oliver Wood Second Order Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, carried the bodies of Colin Creevey and others into the Great Hall during the battle.
Olympe Maxime Second Order Accompanied Rubeus Hagrid on his mission to gain allegiance of the Giants.
Percy Weasley Second Order Originally loyal to the Ministry of Magic; defected when it was taken over by Lord Voldemort. Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Pomona Sprout Second Order Fought in the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998.
Ted Tonks Second Order Allowed the Order to use his family's home as a safe house in 1997. Healed Harry Potter's injuries after the Battle over Little Whinging. Killed by Snatchers in 1998.
Westinburgh family Second Order On occasion, provided shelter to members of the Order.
Winky Second Order Participated in the Battle of Hogwarts.

EtymologyEdit

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The Order of the Phoenix is named for the magical bird. The Order's founder and original leader, Albus Dumbledore, had a phoenix named Fawkes for a magical familiar, and his Patronus also took the form of a phoenix. Fawkes gave two feathers to comprise the cores of the wands of Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort[7], key figures in the conflict between the Order and the Death Eaters. Fawkes also participated in the conflict at times, once coming to Harry's aid against Slytherin's Basilisk[8], and later at the battle of the Department of Mysteries taking a Killing Curse Voldemort aimed at Dumbledore[1].

In mythology, the phoenix often represents resurrection and life after death. This could allude to how the Order of the Phoenix was reborn after Voldemort returned to power, and how Harry Potter survived two Killing Curses. The Order's name thus symbolises their opposition to an organisation focused on causing death and finding unnatural, Dark methods of achieving immortality.

Behind the scenesEdit

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  • In the film adaptation of the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, which differs significantly from the novel version, the Order of the Phoenix members Apparate into the Department of Mysteries and save the Dumbledore's Army members by Apparating directly into the Death Eaters holding them at wand-point.
  • Also in the films, Order members are shown as Apparating in clouds of white smoke, while the Death Eaters Apparate in clouds of black smoke. This may be a reference to the Death Eaters' use and corruption by Dark Magic, causing them to apparate in black smoke, as opposed to the white smoke of the Order members.
  • Molly Weasley is not stated to have been a member of the original Order, despite her brothers being members. This is likely due to the fact that she gave birth to, and took care of, seven children during the course of the First Wizarding War[9].
  • In the film adaptation of the book, the Prophecy is shortened to exclude the last line "...the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies...", eliminating any relevance to Neville Longbottom.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 An individual is an assumed member, rather than an ally, when he or she actively participated in an Order of the Phoenix operation, rather than assisting the Order more indirectly or as part of another organisation.
  7. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  9. Bill was born in 1970, which is approximately when the war began, and Ginny was born in 1981, two months before the end of the war.
Order of the Phoenix
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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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