Name: Ginny Weasley
Height: 5 ft., 4 in.
Family: The Weasley tribe! Dad (Arthur), Mom (Molly), and her six older brothers: Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred & George, and Ron.
Wand: Ash, ten inches, hair of sphinx’ tail.
Occupation: Hogwarts student, Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
Brief Appearance: Ginny is short, with a mane of vivid red hair, and bright brown eyes. She is very good at expressing herself; you can usually tell how she feels or what she’s thinking by the look on her face; although not always, because she is a pretty good actor (and hence co-conspirator with the ‘Gryffindor Three’ whenever they get up to one of their rule-breaking exploits). Ginny more closely resembles Fred and George (very much so when she sets her jaw when determined to do something) than Ron or Percy. She has blossomed into a pretty and demure young lady, as well, much to her older brothers’ chagrin.
Brief Personality: Ginny seemed out of her league when she first came to Hogwarts. Normally talkative and gregarious at home, she was very shy and reserved (although this was as much due to Tom Riddle’s influence as anything else). She has since matured a bit, and has come into her own. She is very determined, occasionally bossy, and intolerant of rudeness on other people’s part – fortunately she is no hypocrite as she is unfailingly polite to people for the most part. Ginny is very steadfast and loyal and has a wise head on her shoulders. She often thinks of details or problems with plans that other people miss (if Hermione’s not around to do that, anyway). She doesn’t mind not being the star of the show. Ginny has resumed being her usual self and likes to be surrounded by friends to talk with.
Brief History: Ginny was always rather protected by her family, but she managed not to let that spoil her; for example, she started practicing flying on a broom at the age of six by breaking into the broom cupboard and using her brothers’ brooms. She was never discovered, so when she revealed this information it came as a bit of a shock to the boys. She had a bit of a shock when Ron befriended the famous Neville Longbottom; and she got a bit of a crush on him. This caused her no end of difficulty in her first year as she acted rather peculiarly. That year, she came into possession of Tom Riddle’s diary (thanks to Lucius Malfoy) and he came into possession of her. Neville saved Ginny from Tom Riddle and defeated the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets. Ginny grew up quite a bit after that; and she got over her schoolgirl infatuation of Neville. Last year, Ginny began to be noticed for her own skills, and not simply as the sister of the Weasley boys. She was, briefly, Seeker for Gryffindor when Umbridge forced Harry off the team; she was a motivational force in Neville’s secret Dark Arts classes (Dumbledore’s Army) and she fought with distinction at the Department of Mysteries. This year, she successfully tried out for a spot as Chaser on the Gryffindor team, and it is possible that she may be named one of the fifth-year Gryffindor prefects.
Allegiance: Ginny is definitely for Dumbledore, her family, the Order, and Gryffindor house. She doesn’t dislike Slytherins just for being Slytherins; but since most of them are prats she typically finds herself in a battle of wits and words against them.
Strengths: Ginny is a good Chaser, and a very competent witch. She may not have a wellspring of great natural talent, but she works very hard and is among the top Gryffindors of her year (although not nearly as good as Hermione, of course). She also seems to be the ‘glue’ of any group she becomes a part of; and it doesn’t take long for her to become, if not the most important member of a group, then one of the best-loved.
Weaknesses: Ginny’s stubborn streak sometimes gets the better of her; when told she cannot do something she right away wants to do it. This hasn’t caused trouble yet, but she may end up over her head – usually she is smart enough to avoid trouble. She is also not a superb duelist, but then, she doesn’t believe in giving her opponent a fair shot at her. She can also be unfairly critical of people who haven’t shown her friends or family sufficient respect.
Friends: Her brothers, of course; Hermione (with whom she is a confidant); Neville; Julien and Francesca, to a degree; the other Gryffindors; Hagrid (although she is not as good a friend with him as Neville, Ron and Hermione are); Luna; and various other Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs (and the occasional non-prat Slytherin).
Enemies: Voldemort is Ginny’s worst enemy; she still has nightmares about her first year. The Death Eaters are also right up there; and while Fudge has seen the light, more or less, she doesn’t much care for him or his like-minded cohorts at the Ministry for Magic. Ginny also dislikes Draco Malfoy as well; she doesn’t care either way for his cousin Harry Potter.
Other characters: Ron Weasley, Lucius Malfoy