All Hogwarts Legacy characters: New & from Harry Potter books

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Here’s every confirmed character in Hogwarts Legacy that sends players back to the Wizarding World in the 1800s, with plenty of old and new faces to bump into on the grounds of the iconic school.

Hogwarts Legacy is an aspiring wizard’s dream come true, allowing them to explore the universe of Harry Potter like never before. After getting delayed by the developers of Portkey Games, the game is rapidly becoming one of 2023’s biggest releases.

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On top of dazzling spells to learn and fantastic beasts to track down, Hogwarts Legacy features plenty of memorable characters to interact with. Unfortunately, though, since the game is set 100 years prior to the books and films, Harry, Ron, and Hermoine are nowhere to be found.

But their absence is made up for with a new cast of teachers and students, as well as some familiar faces. Here’s every new and returning character we know of in Hogwarts Legacy.

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Hogwarts Legacy new characters

Phineas Nigellus Black

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Phineas Nigellus Black is the great-great-grandfather of Sirius Black.

Phineas Nigellus Black is the Headmaster of the Wizarding School in the timeline followed by Hogwarts Legacy. He is the great-great-grandfather of Sirius Black and is also known as the least popular Headmaster of Hogwarts.

We are yet to see how the character is portrayed in the game after appearing for a moment via a photograph in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The voice actor who plays the role of Phineas in the game is none other than Simon Pegg himself.

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Professor Eleazar Fig

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Fig seems friendly, but are his theories true?

Eleazar Fig is a respected professor on the Hogwarts campus, and he plays a key role in the player character’s story throughout the game. Fig is investigating rumors that Goblins are planning a rebellion and that the fate of the Wizarding World is at stake.

He is described as an “enigmatic” character, who appears to be an ally to the player, despite certain skepticism from the Ministry of Magic.


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Ranrok’s rebellion will be a key plot throughout the game.

Serving as one of the main antagonists of Hogwarts Legacy, Ranrok is rumored to be leading a Goblin rebellion against all of wizardkind. He has magical abilities of his own, making him a formidable foe for even the strongest sorcerer.

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His goal is to claim a mysterious form of magic for himself and use it, along with his burning hatred, to eradicate witches and wizards once and for all.

Victor Rookwood

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Rookwood is a Dark Wizard, but his past and motivations are still a mystery.

Another one of the game’s main threats, Victor Rookwood is a Dark Wizard who has temporarily sided with Ranrok and the rogue Goblins. Although they appear to be working towards a mutual goal, their alliance is far from stable.

It’s unclear from the trailers we’ve had so far as to what Victor’s long-term motivations are, but they’re sure to spell danger for the player. Pun intended.

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Would it really be Harry Potter without a House elf?

A beloved House-Elf who works to keep Hogwarts running, Deek is the key to one of the game’s most interesting systems.

With Deek’s help, players can access the Room of Requirement and customize their own vivariums full of buildings, plants, and mystical creatures.

Hogwarts students

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Players can interact with their classmates and build friendships.

As well as various teachers and powerful threats, our wizard or witch will also have the chance to interact with and form relationships with other Hogwarts students.

Here are the names of the students that have been confirmed so far:

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  • Amit Thakkar
  • Astoria Crickett
  • Constance Dagworth
  • Everett Clopton
  • Hector Weasley
  • Lucan Brattleby
  • Mahendra Pehlwaan
  • Natsai Onai
  • Nellie Oggspire
  • Nerida Roberts
  • Poppy Sweeting
  • Sebastian Sallow
  • Zenobia Noke

Hogwarts Legacy returning characters

Nearly Headless Nick

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Harry Potter fans nearly lost their heads after this character reveal.

Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, better known as Nearly Headless Nick, is a popular character among Potterheads, featuring in many of the original Harry Potter movies.

The friendly ghost is set to appear once again in Hogwarts Legacy, although John Cleese doesn’t appear to be reprising his role. It’s currently unclear if Nick will feature heavily in the story, or simply serve as a nod to long-time fans.

Cuthbert Bins

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Hogwarts Legacy is adapting characters from both the books and movies.

Although he never featured in any of the feature films, the name Cuthbert Bins will be familiar to fans of the books. Bins is a long-serving professor at Hogwarts, teaching the History of Magic subject well after his death.

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His classes may have been notoriously boring, but that didn’t stop him from mentoring James and Lily Potter, Peter Pettigrew, and Serius Black, as well as Harry, Ron, and Hermoine in years later.

And there you have it! That was every confirmed character we know of in Hogwarts Legacy. For more about the game, be sure to check our other Hogwarts Legacy content and guides:

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