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The Fat Friar

Still image of the Fat Friar from the Hogwarts Ghosts portraits

A cheerful Hufflepuff ghost who still resents the fact he was never made a cardinal in life

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The Fat Friar




Curing peasants of the pox


Pulling rabbits from the Communion cup



Guests dancing at Nearly Headless Nick's deathday party


By J.K. Rowling

‘New students!’ said the Fat Friar, smiling around at them. ‘About to be sorted, I suppose?’


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

The Sorting Ceremony

Ghosts at the Sorting

The Great Hall at Halloween with the ghosts

The best-loved ghosts at Hogwarts

Binns teaches the class about the Chamber of Secrets

Hogwarts Ghosts

By J.K. Rowling

The dungeon was full of hundreds of pearly-white, translucent people, mostly drifting around a crowded dance floor...


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J.K. Rowling

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The secret lives of the Hogwarts ghosts

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We held a ghosts’ council – the Fat Friar was all for giving him the chance – but most wisely, in my opinion, the Bloody Baron put his foot down.

Nearly Headless Nick

'The Fat Friar told me –’


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

Lord Voldemort is killed by his own rebounding spell in a battle against Harry in the great hall from the Deathly Hallows.

The final battle

Hero image from the Hogwarts Ghosts portrait feature

The Hogwarts ghosts