Susan Bones

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Susan Bones is a Hufflepuff in the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was a member of Dumbledore's Army.


[edit] Character development

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[edit] Appearances

[edit] First book

Susan Bones is the second student to be Sorted, ending up in Hufflepuff House. She sits next to fellow first year, Hannah Abbott, at the Hufflepuff table during the welcome feast.[1]

[edit] Second book

It is likely that Susan is among the Hufflepuffs sitting with Ernie Macmillan that are overheard by Harry discussing whether or not he really is the Heir of Slytherin. However, Harry does not hear her speak, nor is she mentioned by name.[2]

[edit] Third book

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[edit] Fourth book

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[edit] Fifth book

Susan attends the meeting at the Hog's Head to discuss forming a Defense Against the Dark Arts group. At the meeting, Susan asks Harry about his Patronus. She explains she is the niece of Amelia Bones and her aunt told her about Harry's hearing.[3] After the escape from Azkaban of the Death Eater that killed her uncle, aunt and cousins, Susan finds herself unwillingly famous as a result, and realises what it must be like for Harry. She talked to him about it during Herbology, saying she didn't know how he could stand it.[4] Susan attends DA meetings all year and is among the DA members who attack Draco Malfoy, Vincent Crabbe, and Gregory Goyle on the Hogwarts Express to prevent them from ambushing Harry Potter.[5]

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[edit] Final book

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[edit] Portrayals within films

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Susan Bones is played by the daughter of director Chris Columbus, Eleanor Columbus.

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Susan is seen ridding across the lake in a boat with Hermione. Susan is also one of the few characters that we see sorted in the movie.

[edit] Characterisation

[edit] Outward appearance

Susan is first described as a Hufflepuff girl with a long plait down her back.[3]

[edit] Personality

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[edit] Magical accomplishments and skills

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[edit] Possessions

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[edit] Family

Susan Bones is the niece of Amelia Bones, who was killed by Lord Voldemort. She also had another aunt, and an uncle and cousins who had all been killed by one of the ten Death Eaters who escaped from Azkaban in 1996.[4] Her grandparents were also killed by Lord Voldemort.[6]

[edit] Reception

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[edit] In popular culture

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[edit] Additional Canon

[edit] References

  1. J. K. Rowling, PS 7
  2. J. K. Rowling, CoS 11
  3. 3.0 3.1 J. K. Rowling, OotP 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 J. K. Rowling, OotP 25
  5. J. K. Rowling, OotP 38
  6. Barnes and Noble & Yahoo! chat with J.K. Rowling (2000), Accio Quote: Barnes and Noble & Yahoo! chat with J.K. Rowling