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Amycus Carrow

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One of the Death Eaters employed at Hogwarts after Snape's takeover. Teaches the Dark Arts

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Full Name

Amycus Carrow


Cruciatus Curse


Punishing students

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Following the resignation of the previous Muggle Studies teacher, Alecto Carrow will take over the post while her brother, Amycus, fills the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts professor

The Daily Prophet

‘Good evening, Amycus,’ said Dumbledore calmly, as though welcoming the man to a tea party. ‘And you’ve brought Alecto too ... charming ...’


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By J.K. Rowling

Voldemort holding his wand in the Ministry of Magic from the Order of the Phoneix

The ultimate Dark Arts quiz

Moody's empty Defence Against The Dark Arts classroom

Ranked: The Defence Against the Dark Arts teachers

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Amycus, the bloke, he teaches what used to be Defence Against the Dark Arts, except now it’s just the Dark Arts. We’re supposed to practise the Cruciatus Curse on people who’ve earned detentions

Neville Longbottom
Ron vomits slugs at the Quidditch pitch.


By J.K. Rowling

Voldemort stares ahead while in Malfoy Manor in a film still from the Deathly Hallows Part .

The 10 scariest Harry Potter villains

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We’ll say Alecto was ambushed by the kids, them kids up there ... and we’ll say they forced her to press her Mark, and that’s why he got a false alarm ... he can punish them

Amycus Carrow