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A Guide to the Characters of 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' in Chronological Order

Updated: 5/12/2023
A Guide to the Characters of 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' in Chronological Order
Step into the enchanting world of Hogwarts, where magic intertwines with everyday life and extraordinary characters captivate our imaginations. Join me on a mesmerizing journey through the pages of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" as we delve into the diverse cast of characters, each bringing their own unique charm and pivotal role to this beloved tale. From the first encounters that spark the magic to the unfolding of destinies, let's unravel the captivating story of these characters in order of appearance, revealing the essence of their roles within this fantastical realm. Prepare to be spellbound as we embark on a thrilling adventure that will leave you yearning for more.
  1. Harry Potter: Continues his wizarding education in his second year at Hogwarts. He hears a voice (the basilisk) that nobody else can, discovers he can speak Parseltongue, and faces the Chamber of Secrets to rescue Ginny Weasley.
  2. Dobby: A house-elf who tries to prevent Harry from returning to Hogwarts due to the danger that awaits him there. He intercepts Ron and Hermione's letters, enchants a Bludger to chase Harry, and blocks the barrier to Platform 9¾.
  3. Vernon Dursley: Continues to show his disdain for Harry and his world. He's horrified when Dobby uses magic in his house and locks Harry in his room.
  4. Petunia Dursley: Shares her husband's fear and dislike of magic, and is complicit in locking Harry in his room.
  5. Dudley Dursley: Becomes fearful of Harry after Dobby's display of magic.
  6. Ron Weasley: Rescues Harry from the Dursleys' house with the flying Ford Anglia and remains Harry's loyal friend throughout their second year at Hogwarts.
  7. Fred & George Weasley: Assist Ron in rescuing Harry from the Dursleys, and continue their mischief-making at Hogwarts.
  8. Molly Weasley: Is upset with her sons for stealing the flying car, but is kind and motherly to Harry.
  9. Ginny Weasley: Has a crush on Harry and is manipulated by Tom Riddle's diary, which leads to her opening the Chamber of Secrets.
  10. Arthur Weasley: Is fascinated by Muggles and is the owner of the flying car that Ron, Fred, and George use to rescue Harry.
  1. Hermione Granger: Figures out the mystery of the Chamber of Secrets and the beast within (the basilisk), but is petrified before she can share the information.
  2. Draco Malfoy: Becomes the Slytherin Seeker and continues his rivalry with Harry. He hints that he knows about the Chamber of Secrets.
  3. Lucius Malfoy: Draco's father, who plants Tom Riddle's diary on Ginny Weasley in Flourish and Blotts, causing the events of the book.
  4. Gilderoy Lockhart: The new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who is more interested in fame and admiration than teaching. He's proven to be a fraud.
  5. Severus Snape: Continues his role as Potions Master and Slytherin Head. He suspects Harry of the attacks on Muggle-borns.
  6. Colin Creevey: A Muggle-born Gryffindor first-year student who is a big fan of Harry. He's one of the petrified victims.
  7. Nearly Headless Nick: Saves Harry from being discovered at the scene of the first attack by getting petrified himself.
  8. Mrs. Norris: Filch's cat and the first victim of the petrified attacks.
  9. Argus Filch: The caretaker who seeks revenge for his petrified cat, Mrs. Norris.
  1. Tom Riddle: A memory preserved in a diary, who manipulates Ginny Weasley to open the Chamber of Secrets.
  2. Moaning Myrtle: A ghost who haunts a girls' bathroom. She provides clues about the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets.
  3. Fawkes: Dumbledore's phoenix who comes to Harry's aid in the Chamber of Secrets, bringing the Sorting Hat and blinding the basilisk.
  4. The Sorting Hat (continued): Provides Harry with the sword of Gryffindor during his battle with the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets.
  5. Aragog: Hagrid's Acromantula (giant spider) who lives in the Forbidden Forest. He and his children almost attack Harry and Ron, but the flying Ford Anglia rescues them.
  6. Rubeus Hagrid: Wrongfully accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets, he is sent to Azkaban and later released. Before he's taken away, he gives Harry and Ron a clue to speak with Aragog.
  7. Professor McGonagall: Takes over as Headmistress temporarily when Dumbledore is suspended. She continues her role as Transfiguration teacher and Head of Gryffindor House.
  1. Albus Dumbledore: Suspended from his role as Headmaster due to the attacks. He returns once it's proven that he wasn't responsible for the attacks. His faith in Harry never wavers.
  2. Dobby (revealed as the Malfoys' house-elf): Freed by Harry through a clever plan involving Lucius Malfoy and a sock. His loyalty to Harry grows due to this act of kindness.
  1. Percy Weasley: Maintains his rule-abiding, prefect persona and is shown to have a secret relationship with Ravenclaw student Penelope Clearwater.
  2. Penelope Clearwater: A Ravenclaw prefect who is dating Percy Weasley and becomes one of the victims of the petrified attacks.