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Ronald Bilius Weasley
Ron Weasley
Ron Weasley
Born 1 March, 1980
Died Unknown
Species Human
Parentage Wizard parents
Family Members Molly Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Percy Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Ginny Weasley
Affiliations Hogwarts, Dumbledore's Army
Hogwarts House Gryffindor
Wand Ash and Unicorn Hair, 12 inches
Special Abilities No known special abilities
Hobbies Quidditch

Ron Weasley (Ronald Bilius Weasley) was born on March 1, 1980 to Molly and Arthur Weasley. His siblings include Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, and Ginny Weasley alongwith many inlaws.

Ron meets Harry in King's Cross in 1991. The fast friend eventually befriended Hermione Granger. Ron helped Harry in his numerous adventures and destroyed a horcrux. Ron is described as tall and lanky with a long nose, freckles and flaming red hair. He eventually marries Hermione and they have two kids, Hugo and Rose.

Introduction

Ron Weasley is Harry Potter’s best friend. He is a tall, thin, gangling boy, with red hair, freckles, and a long nose. Ron and Harry talk for the first time on the Hogwarts Express on the way to their first year at school and quickly become close.

Ron is the youngest boy in his family, all of whom are red-haired like him. He is an average student, but excels at wizard chess, and is very loyal to Harry.

Wand

Main article: Ron's Wand

Ron Weasley began Hogwarts with an Ash, unicorn hair, 12 inches wand: Charlie's old wand. It was broken and he then got a Willow, unicorn hair, 14 inches and finally a Chestnut, dragon heartstring, 9 and a half inches.

From the Story

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Discovered in chapter 6, The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Ron meets Harry for the first time on the train platform, and they become friends while sharing a train compartment on the way to Hogwarts. On the journey, Ron tells Harry about his family; he has five older brothers and one younger sister, and feels pressure to live up to the reputation his brothers have earned. His eldest brother, Bill , was Head Boy while at Hogwarts, and his second-eldest, Charlie , was captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Percy , who is still at Hogwarts, is a prefect, and Fred and George , twins in their third year, have established themselves as popular and funny.

The Weasleys do not have much money, which means most of Ron’s school items are second-hand. He has Bill’s old school robes, Percy’s old rat and Charlie’s battered-looking wand.

During the ride to school, Ron and Harry nearly get into a fight with Draco; they are interrupted when Scabbers, Ron’s rat, bites Goyle’s knuckle. They also meet Hermione for the first time; Ron is particularly annoyed by her bossiness and hopes that they end up in separate houses.

Discovered in chapter 7, The Sorting Hat

Whilst the students speculate about how they will be sorted into their houses, Hermione is heard whispering very fast about all the spells she has learnt, and wonders which one she will need to use.

Ron is one of the last students to be sorted, and is pale green with nerves by the time he is called. He collapses into the chair next to Harry in relief, after being sorted into Gryffindor. Ron joins in the conversation around the table, recognising Nearly Headless Nick from his brothers' stories, and listening to his fellow Gryffindor classmates.

Discovered in chapter 9, The Midnight Duel

After Ron and Harry are both sorted into Gryffindor house, they spend nearly all their time together. When Draco challenges Harry to a duel, Ron volunteers to be Harry’s second (in a duel the second takes over if the main dueller dies, though Ron assures Harry that neither he nor Draco know enough magic to do more than shoot sparks at each other). He and Harry sneak out of Gryffindor Tower that night, followed by Neville and Hermione, to meet Malfoy for the duel. The group is nearly caught by Filch, who appears to have been tipped off. While fleeing from the caretaker, the four accidentally access the forbidden third-floor corridor and see a monstrous three-headed dog standing guard over a trapdoor.

Discovered in chapter 10, Hallowe'en

On Hallowe’en, Hermione overhears Ron complaining about her, saying that no one can stand her, and calling her a “nightmare.” She runs to the bathroom, crying, and stays there for the rest of the day, missing the Hallowe’en feast. When Professor Quirrell alerts the school that a troll is loose in the castle, Ron and Harry initially try to find Hermione and warn her, but accidentally lock her in the bathroom with the creature instead. They rush back in, and the three work together to knock the troll unconscious. Ron, Harry and Hermione become friends from that moment onwards.

Discovered in chapter 12, The Mirror of Erised

When Ron’s parents go to Romania to visit his brother Charlie, Ron stays at Hogwarts with Harry for the Christmas holidays. The boys play wizard chess and sit around the empty common room eating anything they can toast on the fire. On Christmas day, Ron recognises one of Harry’s presents as an Invisibility Cloak, and informs Harry how valuable and rare they are.

Ron joins Harry on his second visit to the Mirror of Erised; when Ron looks into the mirror he sees himself older, as Head Boy and Quidditch captain, holding the House and Quidditch Cups. Professor Dumbledore later explains to Harry that the reflection shows that Ron’s deepest desire is to be standing alone, best of all his siblings. After visiting the mirror, Ron advises Harry not to return; he says there is something funny about it.

Discovered in chapter 13, Nicolas Flamel

Ron, taunted during the Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff Quidditch match, attacks Draco, giving him a black eye. Neville also joins in, clambering over his seat to help Ron and ends up unconscious in the hospital wing.

Discovered in chapter 14, Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback

Ron, Hermione and Harry arrange for Norbert the dragon to be collected and taken to Ron’s brother, Charlie, in Romania. Ron, however, receives a nasty bite from Norbert; his hand turns green and he has to stay in the hospital wing. He is therefore unable to help Harry and Hermione hand the dragon over to Charlie’s friends. After Harry, Hermione and Neville lose points and get detention for being caught out of bed, Ron is the only person who doesn’t treat them like outcasts.

Discovered in chapter 16, Through the Trapdoor

Ron and Hermione insist on accompanying Harry when he decides to try and save the Philosopher’s Stone. Ron’s skills at chess are very useful when the trio are confronted with Professor McGonagall’s transfigured chess set; Ron directs Harry and Hermione to take places on the board. Ron takes the place of a black knight and directs their team to defeat the white pieces, sacrificing himself to the white queen – who gives him a hard blow to the head, knocking him unconscious – to do so.

Discovered in chapter 17, The Man with Two Faces

Ron’s bravery earns him fifty points for Gryffindor, contributing to the house’s last-minute House Cup win.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Discovered in chapter 3, The Burrow

Ron Weasley appears at Privet Drive with his brothers, Fred and George, to rescue Harry from the Dursleys. They arrive driving a flying Ford Anglia that was enchanted by their father, Arthur Weasley. After pulling Harry out of his window, they drive to the Burrow.

Ron is reprimanded by his mother for using the flying car to rescue Harry.

Ron, Fred and George are told to de-gnome the garden by their mother. Harry accompanies them and Ron teaches him about gnomes. Ron throws the first gnome over the hedge, but Fred calls his attempt pitiful.

Discovered in chapter 4, At Flourish and Blotts

Along with his letter from school, Ron receives a letter from Hermione addressed to him and Harry, which is delivered by Errol. Ron tries to put Errol on his perch but he flops off, so Ron lays him on the draining board.

After remembering that Harry has never travelled by Floo powder before, Ron gives him some tips.

Ron comes face to face with Draco in Flourish and Blotts. When Draco taunts Ron about his family he starts towards Draco but Harry and Hermione hold him back.

Discovered in chapter 5, The Whomping Willow

When the magical barrier between platforms nine and ten refuses to let Harry and Ron through, Ron has the idea to fly the Ford Anglia to Hogwarts.

"He flies the car but on the approach to Hogwarts the engine whines and they lose speed and height, eventually crashing the car into the wild, thrashing branches of a Whomping Willow. Ron’s wand snaps almost in half in the crash as he attempts to stop the car. "Later, in Professor Snape’s office, Ron tries to explain that he and Harry had no choice but to use the car. Ron receives a detention for his part in the affair, and Professor Dumbledore writes home to the Weasleys.

Discovered in chapter 6, Gilderoy Lockhart

The day after the Whomping Willow incident, Ron receives a Howler from his mother. The red envelope begins to smoke and when Ron opens it, Molly Weasley's voice explodes out, screaming at Ron loud enough for the whole Great Hall to hear.

Ron re-pots Mandrakes with the other second-years in their first Herbology lesson of the year.

Ron, along with Harry and Hermione, helps to put the Cornish Pixies released by Lockhart back in the their cage after the first second-year Defence Against the Dark Arts class. After this, Ron is suspicious of the Professor’s achievements.

Discovered in chapter 7, Mudbloods and Murmurs

When Draco calls Hermione a Mudblood, Ron tries to curse him: his wand, broken in the Whomping Willow incident, backfires and causes him to belch up a stream of slugs. Harry and Hermione rush him to Hagrid’s cabin, where he coughs the rest into a bucket. Ron explains the derogatory meaning of “Mudblood” to Harry.

Discovered in chapter 8, The Deathday Party

Ron attends Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday Party with Harry and Hermione. He is revolted at the food on offer.

Ron follows Harry, along with Hermione, when he hears the disembodied voice and discovers Mrs Norris. Ron goes to Lockhart's office with Harry, Hermione and the other teachers after the attack on Mrs Norris.

Discovered in chapter 9, The Writing on the Wall

Ron is as intrigued as the rest of the class when Professor Binns tells them about the legend of the Chamber of Secrets.

When the trio are nosing around outside Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom looking for clues, Hermione spots some spiders acting oddly; Ron reveals that he is afraid of spiders.

Discovered in chapter 10, The Rogue Bludger

Ron is uncertain about Hermione’s plan to brew Polyjuice Potion to try to discover the identity of the heir of Slytherin: he jests that it would be easier if Harry just knocks Draco off his broom during the next day’s Quidditch match.

Discovered in chapter 11, The Duelling Club

After Harry unknowingly speaks Parseltongue at the Duelling Club, Ron and Hermione pull Harry out of the Great Hall and back to the Gryffindor common room.

Discovered in chapter 12, The Polyjuice Potion

After Christmas dinner, Ron and Harry trick Crabbe and Goyle into eating cakes laced with a Sleeping Draught. They hide the pair in a cupboard and take some of their hair before heading to Myrtle’s bathroom to take the Polyjuice Potion.

Ron transforms into Crabbe and accompanies Harry, who has transformed into Goyle, to the Slytherin common room. They find out that Draco is not the heir of Slytherin and have to make a quick getaway when they start turning back into themselves.

Discovered in chapter 13, The Very Secret Diary

Ron and Harry find T. M. Riddle’s diary in Myrtle’s bathroom. Ron warns Harry against touching it, citing other examples of dangerous or cursed books.

Ron is revolted at the prospect that Hermione might have sent Lockhart a Valentine's Day card.

Discovered in chapter 14, Cornelius Fudge

After the Gryffindor versus Hufflepuff Quidditch match is cancelled, Ron and Harry are led to the hospital wing by McGonagall where they learn that Hermione has been Petrified.

That night Ron agrees to visit Hagrid with Harry. The boys use Harry’s Invisibility Cloak to sneak down to Hagrid's hut, where they not only witness Hagrid being arrested on suspicion of opening the Chamber of Secrets, but also Dumbledore's suspension from his post as Headmaster for being unable to stop the attacks.

Discovered in chapter 15, Aragog

After Hagrid's suggestion to follow the spiders, Harry and Ron keep a look out for them in the castle, although Ron does so somewhat reluctantly. Harry spots some spiders scuttling in the direction of the Forbidden Forest in Herbology and points them out to Ron.

Ron and Harry decide to follow the spiders into the Forbidden Forest. They sneak down to Hagrid's hut under the Invisibility Cloak and take Fang with them. In the heart of the forest they meet Aragog, an enormous spider with a large family. Aragog says that he was not the monster inside the Chamber and that Hagrid was wrongly accused. Ron and Harry are then nearly killed by Aragog’s family, but the Ford Anglia saves them.

Discovered in chapter 16, The Chamber of Secrets

Harry and Ron decide to go and question Myrtle about her death. After they have slipped away from Lockhart they bump into McGonagall. She is very angry until Harry lies and says that they are on the way to visit Hermione in the hospital wing. McGonagall gives them permission to visit her and they find a piece of paper scrunched in her fist. After Ron and Harry find the description of the Basilisk clasped in Hermione's hand and her helpful annotation of 'Pipes', Ron and Harry conclude that the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets is probably in Myrtle’s bathroom. The boys are about to tell the teachers this information when they overhear the news that Ginny has been taken into the Chamber.

Harry and Ron go to tell Lockhart what they know about the Chamber of Secrets and the Basilisk within, having heard that he is going to try to enter the Chamber, but they find him preparing to flee instead. Holding him at wandpoint, Ron and Harry march him to Myrtle’s bathroom to open the entrance to the Chamber.

Ron forces Lockhart to descend the large pipe into the Chamber of Secrets first. In a dark tunnel at the bottom Lockhart takes Ron’s wand and tries to wipe Harry and Ron’s memories with it but the wand backfires, causing a rockfall that separates the boys. Ron shifts rock to make an opening while Harry continues on to the Chamber.

Discovered in chapter 18, Dobby's Reward

By the time Harry returns with Ginny, Ron has made an opening large enough for them to squeeze through. He also has been keeping an eye on Lockhart (who lost his memory when the spell backfired). They all follow Fawkes to McGonagall’s office.

After Harry tells everyone what happened in the Chamber of Secrets, Dumbledore awards Ron and Harry two hundred points apiece for Gryffindor and Special Awards for Services to the School. Ron then takes Lockhart to the hospital wing. He and Harry celebrate their victory later that night at the school feast.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Discovered in chapter 1, Owl Post

Ron sends Harry a Pocket Sneakoscope, wrapped in gold paper, and his first ever birthday card. The envelope also contains a newspaper clipping which details Arthur Weasley's win in the annual Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw, and the whole family's subsequent trip to Egypt. Ron tells Harry about the trip in the letter and also that Percy, his brother, has been made Head Boy.

Discovered in chapter 4, The Leaky Cauldron

Ron meets Harry in Diagon Alley along with Hermione, looking very freckly from his holiday in Egypt. Ron is keen to hear all about the inflation of Aunt Marge - an episode he finds very amusing. He proudly shows off his brand-new wand which is fourteen inches in length, willow and contains one unicorn tail-hair. Ron has already bought his school books and tells Harry that the assistant at Flourish and Blotts almost cried when they asked for two copies of The Monster Book of Monsters. They both tease Hermione about the number of subjects she is taking that year.

Ron enters the Magical Menagerie, and goes to the witch behind the counter to ask her advice about Scabbers. He lifts Scabbers onto the counter, and explains to the witch how off-colour Scabbers has been since the summer. Ron is buying some Rat Tonic for Scabbers when Crookshanks, a huge ginger cat, leaps onto his head, and then towards Scabbers. As Scabbers races out of the Magical Menagerie, Ron chases after him with Harry, searching for almost ten minutes before finding the rat. Ron is hugely indignant when he sees that Hermione has bought Crookshanks instead of an owl, and worries about Scabbers. At the Leaky Cauldron, Ron packs his new things in his trunk, temporarily losing the Rat Tonic, which Harry later finds.

Discovered in chapter 5, The Dementor

Ron is eager to leave the Leaky Cauldron and get on the train, away from Percy Weasley. He is irritated with Hermione, and worries how Scabbers will cope if Crookshanks is let out on the train. During the train journey, Harry tells Ron and Hermione what he overheard the night before, and Ron is very shaken by the news. He too is confused as to why Harry would go looking for someone who wants to kill him. The Sneakoscope that Ron gave Harry starts to whistle in his luggage, and Ron says that it is probably unreliable, as it was cheap.

Later, Ron starts to tell Hermione and Harry about the wizarding village of Hogsmeade, focusing mainly on Honeydukes, the sweetshop. When Harry mentions that he won't be able to go to Hogsmeade, Ron is horrified. He suggests going to Fred and George Weasley to ask them about any secret passages to Hogsmeade that Harry could use. Ron starts to argue with Hermione about this, and about Crookshanks. When the train slows to a stop and the lights go out, Ron looks out of the train window and sees something moving outside.

After the Dementor leaves the train, Ron is very worried about Harry, especially when Harry says he heard screaming. He tells Harry that he looked like he was having a fit: he fell out of his seat and started twitching. As they arrive at Hogwarts, Ron goes to the Great Hall alone, as Professor McGonagall ushers Harry and Hermione away to talk to them.

Discovered in chapter 6, Talons and Tea Leaves

In the Great Hall, Ron is confused as he looks over Hermione's shoulder at her new timetable. He points out that Hermione has been put down for about ten subjects a day; Arithmancy, Muggle Studies and Divination are all at nine o'clock on the same day. As Hagrid walks past their table, Ron worries about what Hagrid has in store for their first lesson with him. Harry, Ron and Hermione leave to go to their Divination class, and get lost in North Tower.

In their first Divination class, Harry's bizarre predictions for Ron lead him to suggest that Harry needs his Inner Eye testing. Ron begins to read Harry's tea leaves, interpreting one group of leaves as a bowler hat, and then as an acorn. He tries to identify another animal-like shape, before Professor Trelawney snatches the cup out of his hands. Ron is the only one of the three friends who is truly shaken by the announcement that Harry's tea leaves formed the Grim. At lunch, he is worried when Harry admits that he has seen a black dog recently, and explains that his Uncle Bilius saw a Grim once, and died a day later. Ron becomes more agitated when Hermione dismisses his superstition, and he angers her when he remarks that she just doesn't like being bad at something.

Ron and Hermione aren't talking to each other as they make their way to Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class, although they pair up together with a Hippogriff after Harry has ridden Buckbeak. After Buckbeak attacks Draco Malfoy, Ron is worried about how the lesson will reflect on Hagrid. Hermione, Ron and Harry are afraid that Draco's injury might lead to Hagrid being sacked. They decide to visit Hagrid in the evening, where they try to reassure him. As Hagrid sobers up, however, he becomes angry that Ron and Hermione have let Harry visit him after dark, and escorts them back up to the castle at once.

Discovered in chapter 7, The Boggart in the Wardrobe

In Professor Lupin's lesson, Ron is one of the students to face the Boggart. It takes the shape of his greatest fear, morphing into a giant spider. For a moment, Harry thinks Ron has frozen in fear, but he successfully performs the spell and makes the spider's legs disappear. Ron leaves the lesson in high spirits.

Discovered in chapter 8, Flight of the Fat Lady

Ron is excited about the first Hogsmeade weekend and tries to persuade Harry to ask Professor McGonagall for permission to attend. He and Hermione argue once again about Crookshanks, after the cat tries to attack Scabbers, and he stays cross with her for a few days. He is convinced that there is something odd about Crookshanks. Ron is upset with Professor McGonagall when she refuses to let Harry go on the trip to Hogsmeade; he and Hermione promise to bring Harry lots of sweets from Honeydukes.

Ron, Harry and Hermione make their way back to the Gryffindor Tower after the Hallowe'en feast, and find the corridor filled with students unable to get into the common room. As they move closer, they see that the portrait of the Fat Lady has been viciously slashed to bits.

Whilst lying in their sleeping bags in the Great Hall, Ron speculates that Black has lost track of time whilst on the run, and that he did not realise it was Hallowe'en when he tried to enter Gryffindor Tower. When Dumbledore re-enters the Great Hall, Ron, Hermione and Harry pretend to be asleep, and listen to his conversation with Percy and Professor Snape.

Discovered in chapter 9, Grim Defeat

Ron and Hermione go with Harry to the hospital wing when he falls off his broom during the Quidditch match. When Harry wakes up, Ron tells him that Dumbledore brought him there on a stretcher. When Harry asks about his broom, Ron and Hermione are reluctant to tell him that it blew away when he fell, and ended up hitting the Whomping Willow.

Discovered in chapter 10, The Marauder's Map

Ron and Hermione spend their weekend in the hospital wing with Harry, only leaving at night. After suffering through Malfoy's impressions of Harry falling off his broom, Ron finally snaps in the Potions lesson on Monday and flings a crocodile heart at Malfoy. The crocodile heart hits Malfoy in the face and costs Gryffindor fifty points.

As Christmas approaches, Ron decides to stay at Hogwarts over the holidays. He tells Harry this is because he can't stand two weeks with Percy, although Harry suspects he is staying to keep him company. On the last Saturday of term, Ron and Hermione set off for Hogsmeade, leaving Harry in the castle.

In Honeydukes, Ron and Hermione go to the 'Unusual Tastes' section of the shop, and try to decide what to get Harry. Ron suggests a jar of Cockroach Cluster, and nearly drops the jar when Harry himself answers from behind him. Ron is impressed when he sees Harry, thinking he has learnt to Apparate. When Harry tells them about the Marauder's Map, Ron is outraged that Fred and George never gave it to him. He disagrees with Hermione about handing the map in. When Hermione suggests that Black could be using the passage to enter Hogwarts, Ron points out that he is unlikely to try to break into Honeydukes with Dementors swarming all over the village. Ron excitedly shows Harry around Honeydukes, and when he and Hermione have paid for their sweets, the three head out into the street. Ron suggests that they make their way to the Three Broomsticks for a Butterbeer.

When Harry, Ron and Hermione enter the Three Broomsticks, Ron goes to the bar to get their drinks, returning five minutes later with three Butterbeers. When they spot McGonagall and Flitwick entering the pub with Hagrid and Fudge, Ron and Hermione push Harry under the table to hide him. When Harry, shocked by what he has heard, drops his tankard on the floor, Ron has to kick him to keep quiet.

Discovered in chapter 11, The Firebolt

Ron and Hermione watch Harry anxiously all through dinner, not talking about what they overheard because Percy is sitting nearby. Ron enters the dormitory after dinner looking for Harry, but leaves when there is no reply. Ron is sitting in the common room eating a Peppermint Toad when Harry appears the next day. Ron suggests they visit Hagrid, to keep Harry's mind of the night before, but regrets this when Harry wants to confront Hagrid about Sirius Black. Ron suggests a game of chess or Gobstones instead, but they eventually make their way to Hagrid's hut. Ron knocks on Hagrid's door, but gets no answer. When he puts his ear to the door, he hears Fang inside the hut. He and Hermione help Hagrid into the hut after he collapses on Harry, sobbing. Ron is initially happy when he hears that Hagrid is not being prosecuted, but is less so when he hears the rest of the letter. He tries to be positive about the court hearing.

On Christmas Day, Ron wakes Harry up to open presents. He is disappointed that Mrs Weasley has sent him yet another maroon jumper, and is in awe when Harry unwraps the Firebolt. Ron suggests that Lupin might have bought it, as he likes Harry and was away when Harry's Nimbus was smashed. When Harry contradicts Ron, stating that the Lupin was ill, not away, Ron responds that Lupin could not have been ill as he was in the hospital wing carrying out his detention and didn't see Lupin there. Ron is exasperated when Hermione isn't enthusiastic about the Firebolt and is furious when Crookshanks attempts to attack Scabbers once again. He is convinced that Scabbers' weight loss and bad health is due to the stress Crookshanks is causing him. Hermione and Ron remain angry with each other all morning. After the Christmas lunch, Ron returns with Harry to Gryffindor Tower where they sit in the common room, admiring the Firebolt. Ron's anger at Hermione flares up again when McGonagall confiscates the Firebolt.

Discovered in chapter 12, The Patronus

Ron is furious with Hermione for telling McGonagall about the Firebolt. As far as he is concerned, stripping down a brand-new Firebolt is criminal damage. After the Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson, Ron and Harry discuss Lupin's illness; he becomes irritated when Hermione suggests she knows what is wrong with Lupin, and snaps at her. He is convinced that she is making it up, and is just trying to get them to talk to her again.

Ron and Harry wonder how Hermione is managing to juggle all of her classes. He tells Harry that he overheard Hermione talking to Professor Vector about a class she couldn't possibly have been in, and wonders how she is managing to be in two classes at the same time. Ron is thrilled when Harry gets the Firebolt back, desperate to have a go on it, and even agrees that it is time to make up with Hermione. Despite this, he makes a point of telling her that she was wrong to worry. He eagerly offers to take the Firebolt up to the dormitory for Harry, needing to give Scabbers his Rat Tonic. When he enters the dormitory, he finds Scabbers gone, and sees blood on his bedsheet. On the floor, Ron finds several long, ginger cat hairs. He storms down to the common room looking for Hermione, and yells at her, throwing the cat hairs onto the table.

Discovered in chapter 13, Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw

Ron is angry that Hermione never took his concerns about Crookshanks seriously, and that she refuses to admit that Crookshanks is guilty of eating Scabbers. He takes Scabbers' disappearance badly, but cheers slightly when Harry offers to let him fly the Firebolt after Quidditch practice. On their way back from the Quidditch pitch, Harry and Ron see Crookshanks, which angers Ron as he doesn't think Hermione should be letting the cat roam around as it pleases.

Ron is thrilled when Gryffindor win the Quidditch match against Ravenclaw, even more so when Malfoy's attempt to spook Harry fails, and celebrates the Quidditch victory in the common room with the rest of the Gryffindors. He makes pointed comments about Scabbers, and tells Harry that he refuses to make up with Hermione while she acts as if she's not wrong or sorry. Ron wakes the dormitory up, screaming in terror. He claims that he woke to find Sirius Black standing over him with a knife, his bed curtains slashed. He is adamant that he was not dreaming, and tells Professor McGonagall to ask Sir Cadogan - the new portrait over the entrance to the Gryffindor common room - if anyone entered Gryffindor Tower.

Discovered in chapter 14, Snape's Grudge

Ron enjoys the celebrity status he gains after the incident with Sirius Black. He wonders why Black left when he yelled, instead of silencing him and continuing to look for Harry. Ron and Harry are invited to have tea with Hagrid. Ron is slightly put out that Hagrid doesn't want to hear about his encounter with Black, and becomes angry when Hagrid wants to discuss Hermione instead. He is uncomfortable when Hagrid implies that they don't value their friendship with her enough, but remains resolute that he won't speak to Hermione until she gets rid of Crookshanks. In Gryffindor Tower, Ron snaps at Hermione when she tries to prevent Harry from going to Hogsmeade. He persuades Harry to sneak into the village again the next weekend.

Ron leaves for Hogsmeade without Harry, who later joins him outside Honeydukes, wearing the Invisibility Cloak. Ron takes Harry around the village, buying things for Harry with gold passed from under the Cloak. They walk up to the Shrieking Shack, where Ron tells Harry about the building. Ron has to be restrained by Harry when Malfoy arrives and starts to insult the Weasleys. When Harry's head is accidentally uncovered, Ron tells him to get back to Hogwarts as quickly as possible, in case Malfoy tells anyone.

Ron bursts into Professor Snape's office, completely out of breath. He tells Snape and Professor Lupin that he gave Harry the joke products from Zonko's ages ago. Ron leaves Snape's office with Harry and Lupin. Ron feels guilty, as it was his idea for Harry to sneak into Hogsmeade. When he sees Hermione walking towards them, Ron snaps at her angrily, asking if she has come to gloat.

Discovered in chapter 15, The Quidditch Final

Ron watches the Quidditch final with Hermione. When Harry catches the Snitch, they make their way on to the pitch from the stands, beaming as they approach Harry.

Discovered in chapter 16, Professor Trelawney's Prediction

Ron is confused by Hermione's impossible exam timetable, and asks her whether she copied it down right. He is upset when Harry reads Hagrid's letter, as it appears that the appeal will be useless, and he has spent a lot of time preparing for it. During the Charms exam, Ron ends up in fits of hysterical laughter after Harry overdoes his Cheering Charm, and spends an hour recovering in a quiet room before performing the Charm himself. He, Hermione and Harry are able to speak to Hagrid about Buckbeak during their Care of Magical Creatures exam. Ron does well in Professor Lupin's obstacle course exam until he reaches the Hinkypunk, where he is tricked into sinking waist-high into a quagmire. He is amused when he hears about the shape taken by Hermione's Boggart.

Ron is defensive when he hears Cornelius Fudge talking about being a witness to Buckbeak's execution before the appeal has even taken place, and maintains that Buckbeak might still be let off. He is upset that the trial seems unjustly biased against Buckbeak, and is cross when Hermione stops him from voicing this opinion. The trio are so worried about the appeal that they are unable to even look forward to the imminent end of their exams.

Ron starts to think that Hermione might be right about Professor Trelawney when he hears that Trelawney has warned Neville that he'll have a nasty accident if he tells anyone what the exam entails. Ron grimaces at Harry when he is called for his exam, and climbs the ladder to the classroom. When he returns, he tells Harry that he couldn't see a thing in the crystal ball, so he made something up.

Ron and Hermione sit in a corner of the common room, upset that Hagrid lost the appeal. When Harry arrives and is told the news, Ron reminds him that they won't be allowed to see Hagrid, as it is evening. He is astounded when Hermione uncharateristically volunteers to fetch the Invisibility Cloak from under the one-eyed witch statue. The trio go to Hagrid's hut after dinner, concealed under the Invisibility Cloak. Ron is shocked when Hermione discovers Scabbers in the milk jug, and doesn't understand why the rat still keeps trying to escape from him.

Ron, Harry and Hermione are forced to leave Hagrid's hut to avoid being found by the approaching Committee and Dumbledore. Under the Invisibility Cloak, they make their way up the lawn towards the castle. Ron stops suddenly, trying to keep Scabbers in his pocket, confused about why Scabbers is acting so strangely. Ron tries to walk forward, but stops once again as he loses his grip on Scabbers. As he fumbles with Scabbers, the trio hear voices coming from Hagrid's hut, a silence, and then the unmistakeable sound of the axe falling.

Discovered in chapter 17, Cat, Rat and Dog

As Harry, Ron and Hermione make their way back to the castle, Ron struggles to hold on to Scabbers. He comes to a halt, trying to force Scabbers to stay in the pocket of his robes, confused as to why the rat is so agitated. When Scabbers slips from his fingers and sprints away, Ron chases after him, shouting at Crookshanks to get away from the rat. He lies sprawled on the ground after catching Scabbers.

An enormous, black dog attacks the trio as they try to cover themselves back up with the Invisibility Cloak. When the dog wheels around for a second attack, Ron pushes Harry aside. The dog's jaws fasten around Ron's arm and he is dragged by the dog towards the base of the Whomping Willow. In an attempt to stop the dog taking him into the tunnel at the foot of the tree, Ron hooks his leg around a root, but the dog is too strong and Ron's leg breaks. They disappear into the tunnel and out of sight.

Ron is on the floor of the room in the Shrieking Shack. When Harry and Hermione find him, he is clutching his injured leg, which is sticking out at an odd angle. He is in great pain, but manages to tell Harry that the dog is actually an Animagus. He stares over Harry's shoulder at the man standing in the shadows.


Ron and Hermione hold Harry back when he attempts to attack Black. The effort of standing up drains Ron, and he sways slightly as he tells Black that in order to kill Harry, he will have to get through Ron and Hermione first. Ron yells out as Harry attacks Black, and throws himself on to Black's wand hand in an attempt to help Harry. He is pale as he collapses onto the four-poster bed in the room after the fight, clutching his broken leg with both hands.

Ron is horrified when Hermione reveals that Lupin is a werewolf. When a concerned Lupin moves towards him, Ron tells him to keep away. He thinks Dumbledore is mad to have hired a known werewolf as a teacher.

Ron is confused when Lupin insists that two people were dragged into the Whomping Willow by Black. He is reluctant to show Scabbers to the two men, and wants to know what his pet rat could have to do with anything.

Discovered in chapter 18, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs

Ron doesn't believe Lupin and Black's claim that Scabbers is actually Peter Pettigrew, and tells them they are mental. He attempts to leave the room, but is prevented by Lupin. Ron almost overbalances as he tries to force Scabbers back into his front pocket, but the rat is fighting too hard and Ron returns to sitting on the bed.

Discovered in chapter 19, The Servant of Lord Voldemort

When Snape enters the Shrieking Shack and threatens to drag Lupin and Black to the Dementors, Ron tries to disarm him at the same time as Harry and Hermione, which knocks the teacher unconscious. He clutches Scabbers to his chest when Black wants to take the rat, and doesn't believe that Black escaped from Azkaban with the sole purpose of finding his pet. He wants to know how Black is so sure that Scabbers is Pettigrew. Ron is defensive when Scabbers's missing toe is mentioned, sure that he probably had a fight with another rat at some point, and is convinced that Scabbers unusually old age is due to the Weasleys taking good care of him. Ron tells Lupin that Scabbers's poor health is because he is scared of Crookshanks.

Ron is disgusted after finding out that his pet rat is actually a middle-aged wizard, and is revolted at the thought that he let Scabbers sleep in his bed.

When the group decide to return to the castle, Ron's leg is bandaged to a splint by Lupin, which makes the pain easier to bear. When Sirius suggests that Pettigrew should be chained to two people, Ron volunteers to be one of them, seeming personally insulted at the revelation of Scabbers's true idenitity.

Discovered in chapter 20, The Dementors' Kiss

Ron makes his way out of the Shrieking Shack, his left arm shackled to Pettigrew. Ron, Lupin and Pettigrew start to walk towards the school, but come to an abrupt stop as the moon appears from behind the clouds. They are still chained together as Lupin begins to transform into a werewolf. When Lupin breaks free, Ron is left shackled to Pettigrew alone. Unsteady on his bandaged leg, Ron falls over when Pettigrew makes a dash for Lupin's abandoned wand. There is a bang after Pettigrew reaches the wand, and Ron lies motionless on the ground.

Discovered in chapter 21, Hermione's Secret

Ron is lying in a bed at the end of the hospital wing. Madam Pomfrey tells Harry and Hermione that he will be alright.

Discovered in chapter 22, Owl Post Again

Ron wakes up in the hospital wing after Dumbledore and Fudge have left the room. He is groggy and confused, and sits up in bed, rubbing his head. He is unsure about why he is in the hospital wing and wants to know where Sirius and Lupin are.

Ron, Harry and Hermione leave the hospital wing the next day to find most of their friends have gone to Hogsmeade. Neither Ron nor Hermione feel like going, and the trio wander across the school grounds. The trio are joined by Hagrid at the lake, who tells them that Lupin has resigned.

Ron passes all of his school exams, finding out the results on the last day of term. He is surprised when, on the Hogwarts Express, Hermione announces that she has decided to drop Muggle Studies. He is still grumpy that she didn't tell him and Harry about the Time-Turner. Ron tells Harry that he has got to come and stay with him over the holidays, and is excited about the idea of going to see the Quidditch World Cup. Ron is eager to hear what the letter from Sirius says. His eyes widen when he hears that Sirius is giving him the tiny owl that delivered the letter, and looks uncertain about keeping it. He looks closely at the owl then, to Harry and Hermione's surprise, holds it towards Crookshanks for the cat to sniff. Ron is happy when Crookshanks doesn't show any signs of suspicion towards the owl, and tells the others that he will keep it.

Ron is greeted by his parents when they reach King's Cross station. As Harry walks towards Uncle Vernon, Ron yells that he will be in touch about the Quidditch World Cup.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Discovered in chapter 3, The Invitation

Ron writes to Harry to tell him that Arthur managed to get tickets to the Quidditch World Cup final. He writes that the Weasleys will be coming to fetch Harry whether the Dursleys like it or not, but that they thought it better to pretend to ask permission first.

Discovered in chapter 4, Back to the Burrow

Ron arrives at Number 4, Privet Drive by Floo powder to collect Harry with Arthur and the Weasley twins. He and Harry exchange grins when Dudley waddles into the living room, the temptation to start laughing almost overwhelming. He goes back to The Burrow immediately after the twins.

Discovered in chapter 5, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

When his mother enters the conversation in the kitchen, Ron is prompted by Hermione to take Harry and herself upstairs to his bedroom under the pretence of showing Harry where he is sleeping. They make their way up the stairs with Ginny, bumping into Percy on the way.

Ron is irritated by his new owl, Pigwidgeon, and refuses to call the owl by its full name, preferring to call it "Pig". He tells Harry that he tried to give the owl a less stupid name but it was too late, and he now won't answer to anything else. He and Hermione are eager to learn whether Harry has heard from Sirius; Ron starts to ask Harry, but trails off when a look from Hermione reminds him that Ginny is in the room.

The four of them make their way downstairs to help Mrs Weasley with dinner, finding her in a bad mood. Mrs Weasley asks them to help set the table. Ron and Harry quickly take the knives and forks out to the garden to help Bill and Charlie, where they find the pair battling with the two enchanted tables.

At the dinner table, Ron joins in the conversation about the previous Quidditch World Cup matches. Whilst the rest of the family are busy talking, Ron quietly asks Harry whether he has heard from Sirius, but gets only a brief reply. He and the others are hurried to bed by Mrs Weasley, who is worried about their early start the next morning.

Discovered in chapter 6, The Portkey

Ron is woken by his mother early in the morning, and dresses with Harry and the twins in silence, too sleepy to talk. He walks to Stoatshead Hill with Harry, Hermione and his family to find the Portkey. Ron stands next to Harry as the group place their fingers on the Portkey, ready for it to depart. When the Portkey lands near the campsite, Ron is unable to remain on his feet after the impact of landing; he staggers into Harry, and falls over onto the ground.

Discovered in chapter 7, Bagman and Crouch

Ron follows the group through the campsite towards their reserved pitches. He, Hermione and Harry make their way over to the campsite tap after the tents are erected. Ron is bewildered when they walk into an area that is filled with tents covered in green shamrocks: those of the Irish supporters. The trio greet Seamus and Dean, and are introduced to Seamus' mother. A while later Ron instantly recognises the face on the Bulgarian posters as being their Seeker, Krum. He is in awe of the Bulgarian player, and tells the others that Krum is an unbelievable Quidditch player, and is only eighteen.

As they stroll through the various salesmen at the campsite later in the evening, Ron tells Harry and Hermione that he has been saving his money all summer for this. He purchases a dancing shamrock hat, a large green rosette, and a small figure of Krum. The figure walks back and forth over Ron's hand, and scowls at the green rosette Ron is wearing. Ron is disappointed that he has spent all his money when they spot the Omnioculars, but goes red when Harry offers to buy him a pair, embarrassed at his lack of money. He eventually accepts the Omnioculars as an early Christmas present from Harry.

Discovered in chapter 8, The Quidditch World Cup

Ron follows the group up the stairs to the Top Box in the stadium, where their seats are. He and Hermione look with interest when Harry thinks he sees Dobby sitting in the Box, as neither of them has met the elf before. Ron has never seen a house elf before, and thinks they are weird creatures. Ron tests out his new Omnioculars on the crowd in the stadium, playing around with the effects when he sees an old man picking his nose, repeating the action over and over again much to his amusement.

Ron eagerly watches the pre-match show given by the mascots. He and Harry are both affected strangely by the Veela dance; when the music stops, Ron is frozen in an odd position, seemingly about to dive from a springboard. As the the crowd angrily reacts to the end of the show, Ron absent-mindedly starts to shred the shamrocks on his hat, and stares open-mouthed at the Veela. It is tugged out of his hands by his father, who reminds him that he will want the hat when the Irish mascots come on. Ron is thrilled when the Irish Mascots, leprechauns, shower the stadium with gold; he stuffs a fistful of the gold coins into Harry's hand to repay him for the Omnioculars, and tells Harry that now he has to buy him a Christmas present.

When Krum enters the stadium, Ron follows him eagerly with the Omnioculars, fascinated by the Seeker. Ron watches the match through his Omnioculars, following Krum closely, who he thinks is the most exciting player on the pitch. He is confused about why Krum chose to catch the Snitch when Bulgaria were more than 150 points behind Ireland, calling Krum an idiot.

Discovered in chapter 9, The Dark Mark

Ron is woken by his father, and quickly leaves the tent, following Harry. He hurries towards the woods with Harry and Hermione, following Ginny and the twins. Ron trips over a tree-root as they enter the woods, and falls to the ground. Ron is furious when Malfoy, who appears behind the trio, starts to insult Hermione, and more so when Malfoy calls Hermione a Mudblood. Ron is restrained by Hermione, and is pulled up the path by her as the riots at the campsite appear to escalate. When Winky passes by them, Ron is curious about why she is running so strangely.

Ron is entranced by the three Veela in the woods, and joins the other young men surrounding them, telling them that he has invented a broomstick that will reach Jupiter. He is marched firmly away from the Veela by Harry and Hermione.

Sitting in a clearing in the woods, Ron, Harry and Hermione hear someone conjuring the Dark Mark, although they are unable to see whom. They are prevented from leaving the woods by the Ministry wizards, who appear in the clearing shortly after the Dark Mark appears. Ron denies that he, Harry or Hermione conjured the Dark Mark, indignantly asking his father why they were trying to attack them. He is confused about why the Dark Mark causes so much panic; although he knows that the Mark is the sign of Voldemort, it is still only a shape in the sky.

Discovered in chapter 10, Mayhem at the Ministry

Ron returns to The Burrow after the Quidditch World Cup with the rest of his family, Harry and Hermione. In the kitchen, he and Hermione are curious when Harry asks Molly if Hedwig has returned with any post, and they follow him up to Ron's bedroom where they can talk in private. Ron is dumbstruck when Harry tells them that he woke up with his scar hurting three days before, and doesn't understand why it happened when You-Know-Who wasn't there; the last time Harry's scar hurt, Voldemort was at Hogwarts. He tries to brush what Harry saw in his dream aside, telling him that it was only a nightmare. Ron fidgets absent-mindedly with a hole in his Chudley Cannons bedspread as Harry talks about Professor Trelawney's prediction. He is certain that Sirius will know what to do, and is glad that Harry wrote to his godfather about the incident. Ron suggests that he and Harry should have a game of Quidditch with Bill, Charlie and the twins to take his mind off everything, and thinks that Harry could practice the Wronski Feint.

On the Sunday before they are due to return to Hogwarts, Ron sits in the living room playing Wizard chess with Bill. He and Harry head upstairs to Ron's bedroom to finish packing their things for school after his mother insists. Ron heaves the parcels of school supplies that his mother bought for Harry onto Harry's camp bed, and tells him that she also fetched some money out of Harry's vault for him. When his mother enters the bedroom, Ron tells her that she has given him Ginny's new dress by mistake, holding the maroon, velvet garment he unwrapped out to her. He is horrified when Molly tells him that the mouldy gown is his new dress robes, and tells her there is no way he will be wearing it; he'd rather go naked. He is annoyed when Harry opens the parcel with his own dress robes in, and sees how much nicer they are than his. He is more irritated when, after his mother has left, Pigwidgeon gets an Owl Treat stuck in his beak, and furiously wonders why everything he owns is rubbish.

Discovered in chapter 11, Aboard the Hogwarts Express

Ron travels to Kings Cross Station with his family, Harry and Hermione. He is annoyed when Molly, Bill and Charlie hint that something exciting is happening at Hogwarts this year, but won't reveal anything more. On the train, the trio are visited by their friends, and spend much of the journey reliving the Quidditch World Cup match. Ron shows Neville his miniature figure of Viktor Krum, and starts to tell him all about the match, before he is interrupted by Draco Malfoy.

Ron tries to prevent Draco from seeing his dress robes, but is too slow. He is furious when Draco ridicules his robes, and snatches them back, embarassed. Ron becomes more angry when Draco says he knows what is happening at Hogwarts this year, and mocks Ron for his ignorance. He slams the door to the compartment so hard after Malfoy leaves that the glass shatters. He refuses to admit that Malfoy's comments about his family have got to him, and spends the rest of the journey in a bad mood.

Discovered in chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament

Ron enters the Entrance Hall with Harry, Hermione and Neville. He shakes his head to get some of the rain off, before being soaked by a large, red water-balloon. Ron staggers sideways into Harry as a second water bomb drops. He mutters furiously to himself after Peeves is dismissed, pushing his sopping hair off his face as the trio walk towards the Great Hall. Ron complains that the Sorting Ceremony takes too long, rubbing his stomach in hunger when it is only half-way through. He tucks into his food enthusiastically when it appears on the tables after the Ceremony is finished. Ron attempts to persuade Hermione to eat after she finds out that house-elves prepared the start-of-term feast, deliberately wafting the smell of food at her, but stops after she glares at him. He is surprised when Mad-Eye Moody is introduced as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, fascinated as Moody takes his place at the staff table.

Ron is disappointed when Dumbledore announces that there will be an age restriction for the Triwizard Tournament, a faraway look on his face as he considers the thousand Galleon prize awarded to the Tournament champion. He makes his way to Gryffindor Tower with Harry, Hermione, Neville and the twins; he and Harry help Neville when he gets stuck in the trick step on the staircase. In the dormitory, Ron tells Harry he might try to enter the Tournament if Fred and George find out how to evade the age restriction.

Discovered in chapter 13, Mad-Eye Moody

Ron, Harry and Hermione examine their new school timetables at the breakfast table on the first day of term. Ron is disappointed that they are still with the Slytherin students during their Care of Magical Creatures lessons. He is amused when he notices that Hermione is eating the school food once again; he grins as he suggests that her hunger overcame her need to protest for elvish rights.

After their Herbology lesson, Ron goes with the rest of the Gryffindor students to Hagrid's cabin for their Care of Magical Creatures lesson. He, Harry and Hermione reluctantly pick up handfuls of frog liver to try and feed the Blast-Ended Skrewts, their affection for Hagrid the only thing encouraging them to approach the crates. Ron and Harry spend their afternoon in their double Divination lesson. Ron is amused when, after he has roused Harry from a daydream, Professor Trelawney attempts to make a prediction about his friend once again. He attempts to fill in the complicated chart Trelawney presents them with, and makes jokes about Trelawney's supposed predictions. Ron makes a crude joke towards Lavender Brown during the lesson, and is overheard by Professor Trelawney. He complains bitterly about the huge amount of homework they have been given as they decend the staircase back to the Great Hall.

In the Entrance Hall, Ron is hailed by Draco Malfoy, who tells him that his father, Arthur, is in The Daily Prophet. Ron shakes with fury as Draco taunts him about his family and his home, and tries to launch himself at the Slytherin when he starts to insult Ron's mother. Ron thinks it is hilarious when Professor Moody transfigures Draco into a ferret, and later tells Harry and Hermione not to talk to him, as he wants to fix the image of Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret, into his memory forever. Ron is confused when Hermione leaves to go to the library, as he knows she has no homework, but is distracted by the twins telling him and Harry about their Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson that afternoon. He is disappointed when he looks at his timetable and realises they don't have a lesson with Moody until Thursday.

Discovered in chapter 14, The Unforgivable Curses

Ron is excited about his first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson with Professor Moody. He, Harry and Hermione hurry into three chairs right in front of the teacher's desk in the classroom and take out their books, waiting quietly for Moody to arrive. Ron looks excited when Moody tells them they won't be needing the books, and returns his to his bag. Ron is horrified when Moody tells them that, by using the Imperius Curse, he could force the spider on his desk to throw itself down any of the students' throats. He throws himself backwards when Moody uses the Killing Curse on the spider and it rolls onto its back, almost toppling off his seat as the spider skids towards him.

After the Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson Ron, Hermione and Harry go over to Neville in the corridor, concerned about their friend. Ron is startled by how badly Neville has been affected by the lesson, and shoots Harry a worried look. Ron thinks the lesson was great, but stops speaking about it when he realises how insensitive his awe about the Killing Curse is to Harry.

Ron sits at the table in the common room with Harry doing his Divination homework. The predictions he and Harry make up become steadily more tragic as the evening wears on. Ron finishes his homework just as Hermione enters the common room, triumphantly throwing his quill down onto the table. He reacts with mock-outrage when Hermione points out several flaws in his homework, and says that it is obvious the boys made their predictions up. Ron is frustrated when Hermione tells them she is setting up a society for the promotion of elvish welfare, and tries once again to make her understand that elves like to be enslaved. Ron is dumbstruck when Hermione tells him that he is to be the treasurer of the society.

Ron is excited when Hedwig arrives at the common room window, eager to hear what Sirius has written in his letter to Harry. He is confused by Sirius's mention that Dumbledore is reading certain signs, unsure what Sirius is referring to. He is surprised by Harry's reaction to the news that Sirius is flying north, and doesn't understand why Harry is so furious.

Discovered in chapter 15, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

Ron has more difficulty conquering the Imperius Curse than Harry during their Defence Against the Dark Arts class. Ron thinks Professor Moody is incredibly paranoid, and isn't surprised that the Ministry of Magic was glad to get rid of him. He and Harry are deeply amused when Professor Trelawney gives them top marks for their Divination homework, but are less pleased when she asks them to do the same thing for the following month, as they are running out of ideas for catastophes.

Ron is unimpressed when he hears that Cedric Diggory might be entering the Triwizard Tournament. He is scathing about Hermione's defence of the Hufflepuff student, and thinks she only likes Cedric because he is handsome. When Hermione denies this, saying she would never like someone just because they are handsome, Ron gives a loud, false cough, which sounds oddly like 'Lockhart!'

Ron joins the other students outside the castle on the evening of the 30th October as they wait for the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students to arrive.

Ron stands with Hermione and Harry, shivering slightly as they wait for the Durmstrang students to arrive. For a few minutes there is silence, but Ron suddenly hears a noise; a loud and oddly eerie sound drifts towards them from out of the darkness, and he watches as the Durmstrang ship begins to rise from the middle of the lake.

Ron is shocked when he recognises the Durmstrang student who has a slight head cold. He punches Harry in the arm, and hisses to him that the student is is Viktor Krum, the Bulgarian Seeker.

Discovered in chapter 16, The Goblet of Fire

Ron is stunned as he realises the Viktor Krum, one of the best Seekers in the world, is still at school. He tells Harry and Hermione as they walk back into the castle and towards the Great Hall that he is going to get Krum's autograph if he can, and asks Harry if he has a quill with him. Ron takes care to sit on the side of the Gryffindor table facing the doorway to try to catch the Durmstrang students' attention, and tells Hermione to budge up and make space for them at the table. He is bitterly disappointed when the Durmstrang students sit at the Slytherin table instead.

During dinner Ron goes purple with embarrassment when a beautiful Beauxbatons student, Fleur Delacour, comes over to their table to ask for the dish of bouillabaisse. He goggles after the girl as she walks back to the Ravenclaw table with the dish as though he has never seen a girl before. He tells Harry that the girl must be a Veela, insistent that she is not a normal girl. He attempts to entice Fleur back to the Gryffindor table by placing a blancmange a few inches to his right, so that it is clearly visible from the Ravenclaw table, without success.

Ron, Harry and Hermione rise much earlier than normal the next day, and make their way down to the Great Hall. Ron is eager to hear if anyone has put their name in the Goblet of Fire yet. He watches the twins' attempt to cross the Age Line to the Goblet of Fire. He, Harry and Hermione make their way down to Hagrid's cabin; they end up having lunch with the game-keeper, although they rather lose their appetites after Hermione finds a talon in her 'beef' casserole. Ron is surprised when he spies Hagrid talking to Madame Maxime outside the hut, and incredulously tells Harry and Hermione that he must fancy the Beauxbatons Headmistress. The trio let themselves out of the cabin and make their way up towards the castle for the Hallowe'en feast. Ron eagerly waits for the three champions to be revealed, happy but unsurprised when Viktor Krum is announced as the Durmstrang champion.

Discovered in chapter 17, The Four Champions

Ron stares at Harry in disbelief after his name is read out by Professor Dumbledore. He stares blankly back at Harry after he tells him that he didn't put his name in the Goblet of Fire, but says nothing.

Ron is lying on his bed in the dormitory when Harry returns to Gryffindor tower. He greets Harry with a very odd, strained grin on his face, not moving from the bed as he watches Harry struggle to remove the Gryfindor banner tied around his neck. Ron appears to grimace as he congratulates Harry for being chosen by the Goblet of Fire; he doesn't believe that Harry didn't enter himself into the Triwizard Tournament, and doesn't understand why anyone else would want to enter Harry anonymously. He is sceptical when Harry denies entering himself for the Tournament once again, having heard Harry say he could have entered using the Invisibility Cloak only that morning. There is no trace of a grin, forced or otherwise, on his face when Harry snaps at him for being obtuse. Ron wrenches the hangings shut around his bed, hiding himself from his friend.

Discovered in chapter 18, The Weighing of the Wands

Hermione thinks that the reason Ron is acting strangely with Harry is because he is jealous. He has so many brothers to compete with at home, and is always shunted to one side when people see Harry; although he normally puts up with it, she thinks the Triwizard Tournament is one time too many.

Ron stands outside the Potions classroom with the other students, waiting for their lesson to begin. He listens to Malfoy taunting Harry but remains neutral - although he doesn't join in the other students' laughter, he doesn't defend Harry either. Ron rushes over to Hermione after she is hit by Draco Malfoy's hex, and drags her hand away from her face. When Snape refuses to punish Malfoy for hurting Hermione, Ron starts to shout at him. He is shaking with anger as he walks into the classroom after being given a detention by Snape. Ron chooses to sit with Dean and Seamus during the lesson, leaving Harry alone at his table.

Ron is in the dormitory when Harry returns from dinner. He brusquely tells Harry that he has had an owl, and informs him that they have their detentions with Professor Snape the following night, in the dungeons. He walks straight out of the room having delivered his message, refusing to look at Harry as he does.

Discovered in chapter 19, The Hungarian Horntail

Ron goes to the Three Broomsticks pub with Fred, George and Lee Jordan on the same day as Hermione and Harry.

Ron enters the Gryffindor common room at one o'clock in the morning, wondering where Harry had got to, and unknowingly interrupts Harry's conversation with Sirius in the fireplace. He wonders who Harry is talking to and becomes angry when Harry shouts at him. Ron retaliates in kind and tells Harry he will let him continue practising for his next interview in peace. Ron is hit in the forehead by one of the POTTER REALLY STINKS badges, thrown by Harry. He is silent as Harry storms off to the dormitory and remains in the common room.

Discovered in chapter 20, The First Task

Ron arrives at the champions' tent with Hermione after the first task. He looks very white and stares at Harry as though he is a ghost. He tells Harry that he thinks whoever put his name into the Goblet of Fire was trying to harm him, horrified by the fact that Harry had to face a dragon during the first task. He grins nervously when Harry tells him to forget their argument. He tells Harry about the other champions' performances as they walk to the enclosure to see Harry's marks for the task. Ron is furious when Professor Karkaroff only gives Harry four points out of ten, and shouts at the judge. Ron waits outside the champions' tent as Harry is being briefed for the second task, then the pair make their way up towards the castle.

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