Character Journey: The Sidekicks’ Journey

The Sidekicks’ Journey

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RON WEASLEY

Sorcerer’s Stone. Became Harry’s friend after sharing a compartment on the Hogwarts Express. A wizarding chess enthusiast, who later won them a game against Transfigured chess pieces. Established sidekick status by sticking to his side for all kinds of adventures.

Chamber of Secrets. Drove his father’s magic flying car all the way to Hogwarts after he and Harry failed to board the Hogwarts Express. Hates spiders, but loyally followed Harry to the Forbidden Forest for an audience with Aragog, an ancient, giant venomous acromantula. Infiltrated the Slytherin dorms, as one of Malfoy’s cronies, to investigate the attacks on Muggle-born students. Rescued his sister, Ginny, from the Slytherin’s Chamber of Secrets with Harry.

Prisoner of Azkaban. Fought almost daily with Hermione over their pets. Thought his pet rat, Scabbers, had been eaten by Crookshank the Kneazle. Later on discovered that Scabbers was Peter Pettigrew, the cowardly Animagus who betrayed Harry’s parents to Voldemort. Overall awkward around Hermione.

Goblet of Fire. Furiously jealous of Harry for being a Hogwarts champion at the Triwizard tournament. Went to the Yule Ball with Padma Patil (Afshan Azad). Sulked when he discovered Hermione dated Viktor Krum (Stanislav Ianevski). Abducted and was appointed as Harry’s precious object to be retrieved at the second task of the tournament.

Order of the Phoenix. Defended Harry against the skeptical crowd who wouldn’t believe that Voldemort had returned. Formed Dumbledore’s Army with Harry and Hermione. Fought against the Death Eaters at the Ministry.

Half-Blood Prince. New girlfriend, potions, poisons… but most important, he’s going to play Quidditch. Here comes Weasley, our king.

HERMIONE GRANGER

Sorcerer’s Stone. Friendless, know-it-all pushover. Had no friends until Harry and Ron rescued her from a troll. Established her status as the ‘brain’ of the Gryffindor trio by providing the answers to the many mysteries surrounding the philosopher’s stone.

Chamber of Secrets. Suggested and brewed the Polyjuice Potion Harry and Ron drank to change themselves into Crabbe and Goyle. Petrified by a basilisk. Even then, still managed to assert her intelligence by solving the mystery of the attacks on Muggle-born students.

Prisoner of Azkaban. Was given the Time-Turner, a device to travel back in time, which she used to attend her many classes. Later on, used the Time-Turner to bring herself and Harry back in time to rescue Sirius Black and Buckbeak the Hippogriff. Started throwing longing looks at Ron.

Goblet of Fire. Underwent a metamorphosis, from bushy-haired girl to fairytale princess, for the Yule Ball. Became Viktor Krum’s object of affection. Rendered everyone green with jealousy, most especially Ron.

Order of the Phoenix. Started breaking school rules by suggesting the formation of the Dumbledore Army. Fought with Harry and Ron in the Ministry of Magic.

Half-Blood Prince. Her awkward situation with Ron will reach its peak. Watch out, there’s sexual tension ahead!

GINNY WEASLEY

Sorcerer’s Stone. Said good luck to Harry when he was about to pass through the barrier to Platform ¾ at King’s Cross Station.

Chamber of Secrets. Influenced and possessed by a mysterious old journal. Had her soul and energy ‘consumed’ by an echo of Tom Riddle. Drove Harry to fight a basilisk in her rescue. Her status was elevated from ‘his best friend’s sister’ to ‘his friend’.

Goblet of Fire. Went to the Quidditch World Cup with her family, Harry and Hermione. Went to the Yule Ball and danced with Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis).

Order of the Phoenix. Threw a longing look whenever Harry showed interest in Cho Chang. Impressed the hell out of Harry and his brothers by using the Reducto curse during DADA training.

Half-Blood Prince. Forget Cho Chang – she’s going to be Harry’s new kick-ass girlfriend!

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Credits and disclaimers: This article was written for FiRST Movie Magazine Indonesia, issue 18, July 2009. Pages scanned from FiRST Movie Magazine Indonesia and are not for commercial use. Images are copyrighted by Warner Bros. Indonesia. Do not hotlink and/or use without permission.

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