Harry Potter: What Happened To Every Major Character After The Deathly Hallows?

J.K. Rowling’s beloved Harry Potter series ended in epic fashion, with The-Boy-Who-Lived heroically defeating Lord Voldemort and saving the Wizarding World! The series may be over but the characters are very much alive in the minds and hearts of everyone who loves them, and it’s completely natural to wonder what happened to your favourite Harry Potter character after the shocking events of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows!

Thankfully for fans who can’t seem to let the Harry Potter series go, and I include myself in that category, J.K. Rowling has revealed a great deal of information in the years since the final book was released. For our latest post on The Blog That Must Not Be Named, we’re examining what happened to every major Harry Potter character after the events of The Deathly Hallows!

See what happened to every major Harry Potter character below:

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

We learned in the epilogue of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows that Harry went on to marry Ginny Weasley, and the couple eventually had two sons: James Sirius and Albus Severus, as well as a daughter, Lily Luna.

Following Voldemort’s defeat, Harry decided not to return to Hogwarts and never sat his N.E.W.T. exams. Instead, the young wizard joined the Ministry of Magic as an Auror (dark wizard catcher), and was instrumental in changing the department after Voldemort’s defeat. At the age of 26, Harry was promoted to Head Auror and was the youngest wizard to ever hold the position.


The epilogue of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows also revealed that Harry helped care for Teddy Lupin, the orphaned son of Remus and Tonks, who both fell during the Battle of Hogwarts. While Teddy was officially raised by his grandmother, the young wizard spent a great deal of time with his godfather, Harry. J.K. Rowling also revealed that Harry returned to Hogwarts to ensure that Severus Snape’s portrait was hung in the Headmaster’s office, although the decision proved to be somewhat controversial.

When it comes to Harry’s relationship with the horrible Dursley’s, it was revealed that while Harry doesn’t keep in touch with his aunt and uncle, he remained on “Christmas Card” terms with Dudley. Harry would even take his family to visit Dudley whenever they were nearby.

Harry, Ron and Hermione were eventually featured on Chocolate Frog Cards, which is quite easily the trio’s greatest achievement!

Ron Weasley

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We found out in the epilogue of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows that following the defeat of Lord Voldemort, Ron married Hermione Granger and had two children: Rose and Hugo Granger-Weasley. 

Ron joined Harry at the Ministry of Magic as an Auror (dark wizard catcher) and was instrumental in helping him overhaul the department. After two years as an Auror, however, Ron left the Ministry to help his older brother, George Weasley, with the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes joke shop.


Ron was also named the godfather of James Sirius Potter, Ginny and Harry’s eldest child. We also know that Ron obtained a Muggle driving license at some point after the second Wizarding War, although it’s not clear when or why. He is the only known Pureblood wizard who obtained a drivers licence.

Harry, Ron and Hermione were eventually featured on Chocolate Frog Cards, which is quite easily the trio’s greatest achievement!

Hermione Granger

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Following the events of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Hermione went back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to complete her education and sit her N.E.W.T. exams. After school, Hermione went to work at the Ministry of Magic in two departments, the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures and the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Throughout her time at the Ministry of Magic, Hermione fought for the better treatment of house-elves and worked tirelessly to eradicate outdated laws that were biased in favour of pure-blood witches and wizards. Hermione eventually became the Minister for Magic, the highest role in the Ministry of Magic, taking over from Kingsley Shacklebolt.


After the defeat of Lord Voldemort, Hermione married Ron Weasley and the couple eventually started a family, with Hermione giving birth to two children: Rose and Hugo Granger-Weasley. Hermione was also named the godmother of Harry and Ginny’s first child, James Sirius.

We’ve also learned in the years since Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows was released that Hermione translated The Tales Of Beedle The Bard into English, as the original was written in runes. Along with Harry and Ron, Hermione was featured on Chocolate Frog cards.

Neville Longbottom

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After the end of the second Wizarding War, Neville joined Harry Potter and Ron Weasley at the Ministry of Magic as an Auror (dark wizard catcher). The young wizard only held the position for a short time, however, as he was later offered a position at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a Herbology professor.

Neville was a hero to many of the students at Hogwarts, and he would often share his experiences as a member of Dumbledore’s Army and show-off his Dumbledore’s Army coin, which he and the other members kept as keepsakes.


Neville married Hufflepuff student Hannah Abbott, who was also a member of Dumbledore’s Army. For a time, the couple lived above The Leaky Cauldron, where Hannah worked as the landlady. While the pair never had any children, it is believed that they live an extremely happy life.

After the events of the last book/movie, Neville stayed in touch with Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army, and he was eventually named as the Godfather to Harry and Ginny’s second child, Albus Potter.

Luna Lovegood

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Following the shocking events of The Deathly Hallows and the defeat of Lord Voldemort, Luna Lovegood left Hogwarts and became a Magizoologist (someone who studies magical creatures), discovering and studying new species of magical creatures around the world.


Luna met and married Rolf Scamander, the grandson of the famous Newt Scamander, while working as a Magizoologist. The pair eventually had twin sons, Lorcan and Lysander, and we’re willing to bet they’re just as wonderfully quirky as their mother!

After her time at Hogwarts, Luna stayed in touch with her old school friends, and was no doubt honoured when Harry and ginny decided to name their daughter Lily Luna Potter.

Draco Malfoy

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As fans of the Harry Potter series will no doubt know, Draco Malfoy was extremely torn between the light side and the dark. While he attempted to kill Albus Dumbledore and participated in a number of Death Eater activities, he never fully sided with them and sat on the fence until the very end of the series.

After Harry saved his life during the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco’s eyes were somewhat opened to the truth, and he began to see that his views on muggle born witches and wizards were extremely flawed. After all, the people Draco was raised to hate showed him a great deal of kindness and in Harry’s case, saved his life.


While Draco and his parents were never imprisoned for their role in the second Wizarding War, the young wizard carried the weight of his actions with him for the rest of his life. He eventually married Astoria Greengrass, the younger sister of Slytherin student Daphne Greengrass. Together they had one son: Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy.

Harry and Draco formed a civil relationship following the defeat of Lord Voldemort, as we saw in the epilogue, but the pair never became friends.

Ginny Weasley

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After her time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Ginny continued her athletic passion and became a professional Quidditch player for the all-female team, The Holyhead Harpies. Ginnyand Harry continued to date following the events of The Deathly Hallows and they eventually tied the knot, although the exact date of their wedding is still unknown.


Ginny played for The Holyhead Harpies for a number of years before retiring from professional Quidditch to start a family with Harry. She gave birth to three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna. Some time later, Ginny became the Daily Prophet‘s Quidditch correspondent. While working for the popular wizarding newspaper she covered the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in the Patagonian Desert.

On September 1st 2017, Ginny and Harry took their children to Kings Cross station where James and Albus boarded the Hogwarts Express and set-off for a new year at Hogwarts.


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Following the second Wizarding War, Hagrid returned to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to teach Care of Magical Creatures – which thanks to Hagrid’s love of horrendous beasts, undoubtedly put Hogwarts students in a great deal of danger.


Hagrid’s relationship with Madame Maxime, the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, didn’t work out (no surprises there) and the half-giant never married. He did, however, live to a very good age (probably thanks to his Giant genes), as the epilogue revealed that Hagrid was still teaching when Harry and Ginny’s son, Albus Potter, set-off for Hogwarts.

As he did when Harry first arrived at Hogwarts, Hagrid invited young Albus Potter for tea in his hut.

George Weasley

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After the events of The Deathly Hallows and the devastating death of his beloved twin brother, Fred, George went back to working at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, the joke shop he and Fred had created together.


George never truly got over the death of his best friend and twin, and struggled to cope as Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes grew more and more popular. Eventually, George enlisted his younger brother, Ron, to help him run the shop.

George went on to marry his former classmate and captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, Angelina Johnson. The couple had They had two children: a boy named Fred, and a girl named Roxanne.

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12 thoughts on “Harry Potter: What Happened To Every Major Character After The Deathly Hallows?

  1. Personally, I’d like details on some of the lesser characters’ ultimate fates. While we know Kingsley Shacklebolt became Minister of Magic, what happened to Dolores Umbridge, Pius Thicknesse, and the other Ministry scum who worked to promote Voldemort’s policies in the wizarding world? I’d also like to know how long Minerva McGonagall was the Headmistress at Hogwarts; what happened to Slughorn, the only Slytherin who fought on the side of right at the Battle of Hogwarts; and why the Malfoys, prominent Death Eaters all, were not sent to Azkhaban. There is also Lavender Brown, who was attacked and bitten by the same werewolf who maimed Bill Weasley and under the same conditions, ripping Lavender up while he was in human form.Did she recover the same way Bill did, with scars and a liking for rare meat, or what?

    Lots on lesser characters I want to learn about.

  2. Given Newt Scamander was alive during Harrys time at Hogwarts and his grandson no doubt attended around that time as he and luna eventually marry there are two possible theroy’s to Newt being on the Marauder’s Map he was still doing side jobs for Dumbledore, or he was visiting his Grandson Rolf Scamander.

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