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Character of the Month (March ’20) | Fred and George Weasley

Note: This post contains spoilers from the Harry Potter series.

I apologise for how late this post is this month, but I really struggled to find the right character. At first, I was trying to restrict myself via gender, deciding it was time for another female character of the month, yet I couldn’t find one that resonated with me enough, so I eventually allowed my mind to flow freely again. And that’s when I had it. Besides, with the world the way it is right now, we all need a little light in our lives.

Fred and George Weasley | The Harry Potter Series

Credit to Artist. (Click Image)

Fred and George Weasley have had a little place in my heart since I was a very young child, their antics always managing to bring a smile to my face whether it was by book or screen. Aside from their charming sense of humours, there’s so much more to the characters, and have given multiple reasons to love them. For instance, they’re caring older brothers for Ron and Ginny, and even Harry too. When their sister was upset, they made her laugh. When Harry was in trouble, they answered to his beck and call. When Umbridge was torturing students, they were there to tend to their wounds. Although, they may appear to be rebellious no-gooders, they have so many layers to their personalities.
However, one of the main reasons why I love these two is the fact that they followed their dream, and it ended in success. In their seventh year, Harry’s fifth, they began to pursue their dream to open a joke shop, testing and developing products in their spare time whilst studying at Hogwarts. Until they achieved that, they ran a mail order service from their own bedroom! Their perseverance was inspiring, and they simply never gave up until the end.

Who are Fred and George Weasley?

  • Mischievous twin wizards born 1st April 1978, two years older than Ron and Harry.
  • Co-founded and ran the joke shop Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.
  • Members of Dumbledore’s Army and the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Both were sorted into Gryffindor, following in the footsteps of their family.
  • Known as pranksters, always inventing new tricks and playing practical jokes on their schoolmates and teachers. However, it wasn’t until their final Hogwarts year where they got into any sort of serious trouble, highlighting that they knew where to draw the line.
  • Very loyal and smart, producing magic of a similar quality to Hermione. They usually work hard and with dedication to produce advanced magic when they want to. However, they have little interest in academic achievement, only passing three O.W.L’s in their fifth year, and never finished their seventh.
  • Talented Quidditch players, playing the role of Gryffindor’s Beaters. They flew Cleansweep Fives, which were outdated broomsticks due to their family’s financial problems.
  • Have flaming-red hair and freckles. Known for their shorter and stockier build, like their older brother Charlie.
  • Normally equal; however, it seems that Fred is mainly the ringleader. With only a few exceptions, he usually speaks or moves first.
  • George is ‘the brains’ and Fred is the ‘operator’.
  • In Deathly Hallows, George has his ear cursed off by Severus Snape, yet is in good spirits, claiming his Mother would be able to tell them apart now.
  • Fred is killed during the Battle of Hogwarts, when an explosion blows a hole in the wall of the castle.
  • George marries Angelina (possibly Angelina Johnson) and has two children: Fred Weasley II and Roxanne Weasley.

Note: Fred and George Weasley are portrayed by James and Oliver Phelps in the Harry Potter franchise. 

Weasley Twin Aesthetic

Favourite Quotes

“You’re a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That’s everyone in the family!”
“What are Fred and I? Next door neighbours?”

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you’ve – you’ve blown up a toilet or –”
“Blown up a toilet? We’ve never blown up a toilet.”
“Great idea though, thanks, Mum.”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“Fred and George turned to each other and said together, ‘Wow, we’re identical!’
‘I dunno though, I think I’m still better looking,’ said Fred, examining his reflection in the kettle.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

“I was a fool!” Percy roared, so loudly that Lupin nearly dropped his photograph. “I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a – a -“
“Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron,” said Fred.
Percy swallowed.
“Yes, I was!”
“Well, you can’t say fairer than that,” said Fred, holding out his hand to Percy.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

“Give her hell from us, Peeves.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


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