Partially decapitated resident ghost of Gryffindor tower
Nearly Headless Nick fact file
- Full Name
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington
Providing directions around Hogwarts castle
Re-enacting his botched beheading
31st October 1492, incompletely beheaded. Hit forty-five times in the neck with a blunt axe
I don’t think I’ve introduced myself? Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington at your service. Resident ghost of Gryffindor Tower.
Nearly Headless Nick
‘Half an inch of skin and sinew holding my neck on, Harry! Most people would think that’s good and beheaded, but oh no, it’s not enough... '
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
By J.K. Rowling