Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince novel (new introduced characters

This is an index or lists of characters that were introduced in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince novel. The order that the characters are seen or mentioned is from the American version of the book. In other languages, the order may or may not be different.

Chapter 01: The Other Minister

The Muggle Prime Minister

The Prime Minister is never named in the series, but since the Harry Potter series is set mostly in the 1990's he is most likely Sir John Major, the Prime Minister of Britain from 1990-1997. However during the last half of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there was a change of government in Britain and Tony Blair became Prime Minister, serving from 1997-2007.

Herbert Chorley

Herbert Chorley was a Muggle Junior Minister in 1996. He was placed under a botched Imperius Curse that left him acting like a duck. Ministry of Magic officials placed him in St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries for treatment.

Chapter 02: Spinner's End

Yaxley (Confirmed: Included in the movie)

Served Lord Voldemort as a Death Eater during the First and Second Wizarding Wars. At the height of the latter, when Voldemort was in control of the Ministry of Magic, Yaxley became the head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He is known only by his surname and is described as having blunt features and an unpleasant smile. He also participated in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.

Amycus Carrow (Confirmed: Included in the movie)

Amycus Carrow is a Death Eater, and the brother of Alecto Carrow. He is described as being squat and lumpy, with a lopsided leer and a wheezy giggle, much like his sister.

Alecto Carrow (Confirmed: Included in the movie)

Alecto Carrow is the sister of Amycus Carrow, and one of a small handful of female Death Eaters. She is described as being a stocky little woman, and shares several qualities with her brother such as his squatness and his wheezy giggle. The Carrows were supporters of Lord Voldemort during the First Wizarding War, but managed to avoid being imprisoned in Azkaban. Although they believed that the Dark Lord would not return, they returned to him once he did and took part in the Second Wizarding War.

Chapter 03: Will and Won't
No new characters are introduced in this chapter.

Chapter 04: Horace Slughorn

Horace Slughorn (Confirmed: Included in the movie)

The current Potions Master and Head of Slytherin House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This new character played most important parts in the story.

Dirk Cresswell (Confirmed: Included in the movie)

Dirk Cresswell was a Muggle-born wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, becoming a favorite student of Potions professor Horace Slughorn.

Barnabus Cuffe (Confirmed: Included in the movie)

Barnabas Cuffe is the current editor of the Daily Prophet, working in their main offices in Diagon Alley. While studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he was a favourite of Horace Slughorn, and part of the Slug Club.

Ambrosius Flume Ciceron Harkiss

Ambrosius Flume and his wife run Honeydukes sweetshop in Hogsmeade.

Ciceron Harkiss gave Ambrosius Flume his first job after an introduction by Horace Slughorn

Gwenog Jones

One of Slughorn's last students before he retired in the 1980s, and Horace Slughorn's all-time favourite students, making her a member of his "Slug Club".

Chapter 05: An Excess of Phlegm
No new characters are introduced in this chapter.

Chapter 06: Draco's Detour

Arkie Philpott (mentioned only)

Arkie Philpott was a wizard who was on the receiving end of a Probity Probe at Gringotts Wizarding Bank after the Goblins who ran the bank tightened security in the wake of Lord Voldemort's return.


Verity is a shop assistant that worked for Fred and George Weasley in Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

Fenrir Greyback (Confirmed: Included in the movie)

Fenrir Greyback is a werewolf notorious for his savagery. He is a leader in his community and strives to infect as many people as possible with lycanthropy, hoping to build an army strong enough to take over the wizarding community eventually. During the Second Wizarding War, he and the pack of werewolves he led allied themselves with Lord Voldemort, though they were not considered Death Eaters. Greyback fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, during which he expressed an eagerness to bite the children of Hogwarts and left Bill Weasley badly scarred.


- name of a pet, Ginny Weasley's purple Pygmy Puff.

Chapter 07: The Slug Club

Romilda Vane (Confirmed: included in the movie)

A Gryffindor student at Hogwarts, whose been a stalker of Harry Potter. Romilda will be played by actress Anna Shaffer.

Cormac McLaggen (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Another Gryffindor student, reserve as a Keeper on his house Quidditch team in his seventh year. Cormac McLaggen will be played by actor Freddie Stroma.

Marcus Belby (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Marcus Belby was a Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts School, who was considered for membership in the Slug Club in 1996. Last year, the actor playing Belby, "Robert Knox", was stabbed to death outside of a bar, while defending his younger brother.

Damocles Belby (mentioned only)

Damocles was a potioneer who invented the Wolfsbane Potion. Uncle of Marcus Belby.

Tiberius (mentioned only)

Uncle of Cormac McLaggen, Tiberius worked at the Ministry of Magic. He was close with the Minister for Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour

Bertie Higgs (mentioned only)

Bertie Higgs was a friend of Tiberius and Rufus Scrimgeour. They would often hunt Nogtails in Norfolk.

Chapter 08: Snape Victorious


An Auror that was killed by either by Voldemort or on his orders. He was previously stationed at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry along with Aurors Nymphadora Tonks, Savage and John Dawlish during the 1996-1997 school year.


a deceased Auror, probably killed by Death Eaters, who was stationed at Hogwarts with Tonks in 1997.

Chapter 09: The Half-Blood Prince

Libatius Borage

author of Advanced Potion-Making book.

Hector Dagworth-Granger (mentioned only)

Horace Slughorn asked Hermione Granger if she was related to Dagworth-Granger during their first Potion's lesson in 6th year. She replied that she did not believe so, since she is Muggle-born.

Abraxas Malfoy (mentioned only)

Grandfather of Draco Malfoy, Father of Lucius Malfoy.

Chapter 10: The House of Gaunt

Humphrey Belcher (mentioned only) Bob Ogden (Appears in flashback(s)) (Confirmed: cut in the movie)

Ogden was employed by the Ministry of Magic's as Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and he eventually rose to become head of the Magical Law Enforcement Squad. In the course of his duties, Ogden, "disguised" in a strange assortment of Muggle clothes, and went to the Gaunt Shack, to interview one of its occupants; Morfin Gaunt, when the

Department had reason to believe, and later had confirmed information, that not only did he perform magic in front of a Muggle (Tom Riddle Sr.) the previous night, but he accosted that same Muggle and performed a jinx or hex and caused him to erupt in highly painful hives. Ogden died some time before 1996, of natural causes, but not before Albus Dumbledore, during his investigations into Lord Voldemort's mysterious past, tracked him down and persuaded Ogden to confide his recollections of his encounter with the Gaunt family to him. These memories were placed in his Pensieve and later shown to Harry Potter. Ogden remained unaware that his actions set the stage for the creation and rise of Voldemort himself.

Marvolo Gaunt (Appears in flashback(s)) (Confirmed: cut in the movie)

Marvolo Gaunt was a pure-blood wizard and descendant of Salazar Slytherin. He was the grandfather of Tom Marvolo Riddle, later known as Lord Voldemort, though his daughter Merope.

Morfin Gaunt (Appears in flashback(s)) (Confirmed: cut in the movie)

Morfin Gaunt was a pure-blood wizard descended from Salazar Slytherin. He was the son of Marvolo Gaunt, brother of Merope Gaunt, and uncle of Tom Marvolo Riddle a.k.a. Voldemort.

Merope Gaunt (Appears in flashback(s))

a pure-blood witch and the mother of Tom Marvolo Riddle, later known as Lord Voldemort. She was a direct descendant of Salazar Slytherin and also a Parselmouth. Physically and emotionally abused by her family, and as a result was timid and miserable for most of her life, traumatized to the point of being unable to perform magic.

Cecilia (Appears in flashback(s)) (Confirmed: cut in the movie)

Cecilia was a young, pretty Muggle woman who seems to have been romantically involved with Tom Riddle Sr. prior to his marriage to Merope Gaunt. When Harry Potter viewed the Pensieve showing the heritage of Lord Voldemort, Cecilia was riding on a gray horse past the Gaunt Shack in Little Hangleton with Tom. The two sneered at the ruined cottage, gossiped, and laughed when a terrified Bob Ogden ran from the house and knocked into Tom's horse. Presumably, Cecilia lost contact with the Riddle family after Tom married Merope, though it is possible that she became part of his life again after he abandoned his wife and returned to Little Hangleton.

Chapter 11: Hermione's Helping Hand

Demelza Robins Jimmy Peakes

Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team.

Chosen by Harry Potter to be one of the new Beaters for the 1996-1997 Gryffindor Quidditch team.

Ritchie Coote

Chosen by Harry Potter to be one of the new Beaters for the 1996-1997 Gryffindor Quidditch team.

Melinda Bobbin

Melinda Bobbin was a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1990s. Horace Slughorn described her as "charming" and made her a member of the Slug Club in 1996. Her family owned a large chain of apothecaries.

Chapter 12: Silver and Opals
Leanne (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Leanne is a friend of Katie Bell during her seventh year. While returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry after a visit to Hogsmeade, she and Katie got in an argument over a package that Katie had been given to take to the castle. The argument caused Katie to accidentally touch the cursed opal necklace given to her by Madam Rosmerta, who was under the Imperius Curse at the time. Leanne was very distraught when Katie was put under the curse, trying to pull her down and crying. When they got back to the castle she broke down when telling Professor McGonagall what happened and was sent to Madam Pomfrey for calming down. Leanne will be portrayed by actress Isabella Laughland.

Chapter 13: The Secret Riddle

Caractacus Burke

Caractacus Burke is one of the original founders of Borgin and Burkes. Caractacus was one of the few people Albus Dumbledore interviewed to find out more about Voldemort's past. Dumbledore learned from Caractacus' memory that Merope Gaunt came to him, and sold the locket Horcrux for ten Galleons, not realising it was a priceless

item. Caractacus was also the one who hired Tom Riddle after he had left Hogwarts to research and collect items for him. It took him completely by surprise when Tom Riddle disappeared.

Mrs. Cole (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Mrs. Cole was the matron of the orphanage where Tom Marvolo Riddle lived before attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Martha (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Martha was a young girl who worked at the orphanage that Tom Marvolo Riddle stayed at. At the time he was eleven, she was looking after children who had chicken-pox.

Billy Stubbs (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Billy Stubbs was a Muggle boy who lived at the same orphanage as Tom Marvolo Riddle. His rabbit was found hanging from the rafters the day after he had a fight with Tom.

Eric Whalley (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Eric Whalley was a Muggle orphan in the same orphanage as Tom Marvolo Riddle. At the time Tom was eleven, Eric, Billy Stubbs, and Martha all had chicken-pox.

Amy Benson (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Amy Benson was a resident in the orphanage that Tom Riddle resided in as a child. Tom took her and Dennis Bishop to a cave near the spot where the orphanage kids were taken on vacation. After the trip inside the cave, she and Dennis did not act the same and seemed strange. Tom seemed to have done something so terrible inside the cave that the two orphans were frightened into silence.

Dennis Bishop (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Dennis Bishop, was a resident of the same orphanage as Tom Riddle. Amy Benson (also a resident of the orphange) along with Dennis Bishop were taken to the cave (later home to the Horcrux Locket), against their will, where Tom Riddle did something so terrible, the two will not speak of it.

Chapter 14: Felix Felicis


Erderly Pure-blood witch, Great-aunt of Ron Weasley. Aunt of Ron's Mother, Molly Weasley.

Vaisey Urquhart

played Chaser for the Slytherin Quidditch team.

the Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team. Urquhart was new to the squad and he hadn't held any position on the team before.


Reserve as a Seeker for the Slytherin Quidditch team, and played against Gryffindor when Draco Malfoy pulled out of the squad.

Chapter 15:

The Unbreakable Vow

Eldred Worple (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Former student of Horace Slughorn and the author of Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires. He is friends with the Vampire, Sanguini. At a Slug Club Christmas party in 1996, he tried to convince Harry Potter to let him write the young man's biography.

Sanguini (Confirmed: included in the movie)

Sanguini is a vampire who attended a Slug Club Christmas party during Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was the guest of Eldred Worple. Sanguini will be portrayed by British actor Charlie Bennison.

Chapter 16: A Very Frosty Christmas

Gawain Robards

Gawain Robards was an Auror under the command of Rufus Scrimgeour during the Second Wizarding War. Following Cornelius Fudge's fall from power in 1996, Scrimgeour replaced Cornelius Fudge as Minister for Magic, and as such Robards was promoted to replace Scrimgeour as Head of the Auror Office.

Chapter 17: A Sluggish Memory


Violet is a woman in a painting at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Her portrait hangs in a small chamber off of the Great Hall. Because of this, she witnessed when Harry Potter and the other Triwizard Tournament participants were given the information about the tournament. She is friends with the Fat Lady and is known to go to her painting as well as going other places to find things to gossip about. Violet and the Fat Lady are known to drink too much on special occasions such as Christmas.


Fergus is Seamus Finnigan's cousin. He is known to annoy Seamus by apparating. His parentage is unknown, however it has been suggested that he is on his cousin's mother's side, as Seamus's father is a Muggle.

Galatea Merrythought

Galatea Merrythought is a former Hogwarts professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts. She retired at some point during Tom Marvolo Riddle's last year as a student at the school, which was also during Professor Slughorn's previous term as Hogwarts Potions master.

Chapter 18: Birthday Surprises

Wilkie Twycross

Wilkie Twycross is an employee of the Ministry of Magic who teaches Apparition at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to students who are age seventeen or approaching age seventeen and wish to obtain a licence to Apparate.

Chapter 19: Elf Tails

Cadwallader (Confirmed: cut in the movie)

Hufflepuff student who became a Chaser for the Quidditch Gryffindor Vs. Hufflepuff match.

Chapter 20: Lord Voldemort's Request

Hokey (Confirmed: cut in the movie) Hepzibah Smith

Hokey was a house-elf that belonged to Hepzibah Smith.

Hepzibah Smith was a very old and very rich witch who collected magical antiques. Two of her most prized possessions were a cup belonging to Helga Hufflepuff and a locket belonging to Salazar Slytherin. She was also related to Helga Hufflepuff, one of the founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Chapter 21: The Unknowable Room

Octavius Pepper

Octavius Pepper was a wizard who was reported to have disappeared in 1997 by the Daily Prophet. His disappearance was believed to be connected to the Death Eaters.

Chapter 22: After the Burial

Montgomery sisters

The Montgomery sisters were students who were attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1997. Their five-year old brother was bitten by Fenrir Greyback when their mother refused to help the Death Eaters. Their brother died at St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.

Odo the Hero

Odo is a relatively unknown character, but he has been mentioned in songs twice. The first time was in 1996, Hagrid and Professor Slughorn were drunk right after Aragog's funeral and it was about him dying. The second was at Fleur and Bill Weasley's wedding where Hagrid, Charlie Weasley, and a "squat wizard in a purple porkpie hat" were singing "Odo the Hero". Odo could have possibly been a friend of Hagrid's since Hagrid was around in both situations or it could just a drinking song of sorts.

Chapter 23: Horcruxes
No new characters are introduced in this chapter.

Chapter 24: Sectumsempra

Bertram Aubrey (Mentioned only)

Bertram Aubrey was a student at Hogwarts in the 1970s. He once was hexed by James Potter and Sirius Black which caused his head to grow twice its size.

Chapter 25: The Seer Overheard
No new characters are introduced in this chapter.

Note: Professor Trelawney will not appear in the upcoming movie, because the actress who prortrayed the role in the previous films, Emma Thompson declared that Nanny McPhee is more important.

Chapter 26: The Cave
No new characters are introduced in this chapter.

Chapter 27: The Lightning Struck Tower
No new characters are introduced in this chapter.

Chapter 28: Flight of the Prince
No new characters are introduced in this chapter.

Chapter 29: Phoenix Lament

Gibbon (Confirmed: cut in the movie)

Gibbon was a Death Eater, who set the Dark Mark above the Astronomy Tower at Hogwarts in the Battle of Hogwarts. He died shortly afterwards, when a stray killing curse cast by Thorfinn Rowle that missed Remus Lupin, struck him in the chest.

Chapter 30: The White Tomb

Rosalind Antigone Bungs (Mentioned only)

Rosalind Antigone Bungs was a witch. She was one of the names that Hermione Granger found while researching who could possibly be R.A.B.

Rupert Brookstanton (Mentioned only)

Rupert "Axebanger" Brookstanton was a wizard. He was one of the individuals that Hermione Granger considered could be the mysterious R.A.B.