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The Fat Friar (real name unknown)
Born Unknown
Died Unknown
Species Ghost (formerly Human)
Parentage Unknown
Family Members No known family members
Affiliations Hogwarts
Hogwarts House Hufflepuff
Wand Unknown
Special Abilities No known special abilities
Hobbies Unknown

The Fat Friar is the ghost of Hufflepuff house. He is a portly, jolly spirit in clergyman's garb. Not much is known about him.


The Fat Friar is the Hufflepuff house ghost.

From the Story

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Discovered in chapter 7, The Sorting Hat

The Fat Friar glides into the room where the first-years are waiting, alongside almost twenty other ghosts. He is heard telling one of the other ghosts that they should forgive the poltergeist Peeves, and give him a second chance. He smiles around at the first-years, and tells them that he hopes to see some of them in Hufflepuff, his old house.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Fat Friar at the Deathday Party ("Nearly Headless Nick's Party").

Discovered in chapter 8, The Potions Master

The Fat Friar is the Hufflepuff house ghost. At Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday Party Harry, Ron and Hermione see him chatting to the ghost of a knight with an arrow sticking out of his forehead.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Discovered in chapter 12, The Triwizard Tournament

The Hogwarts ghosts held a council meeting to decide whether to allow Peeves to attend the start-of-term feast. The Fat Friar was ready to give the poltergeist a chance and allow him to go but was ultimately overruled.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Discovered in chapter 30, The White Tomb

The Fat Friar and the other Hogwarts ghosts attend the funeral of Albus Dumbledore by the Hogwarts lake.

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