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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


Fat Friar fact file


Full Name

The Fat Friar

House

Hufflepuff

Skills

Curing peasants of the pox

Hobbies

Pulling rabbits from the Communion cup

Death

Executed

Guests dancing at Nearly Headless Nick's deathday party

Ghosts

By J.K. Rowling


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


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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...


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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 –’


Extract

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