Filius Flitwick


Ancestry: Human with a “dash” of Goblin blood.
Hair: white (“a shock of white hair”).
Distinguishing features: very short (“tiny little Professor Flitwick”).
Voice: somewhat squeaky.
Age: “older,” since he was a Dueling Champion when he was “younger,” was teaching at Hogwarts during the 1970s. He is descibed as “ancient”.
Birthdate: October 17, Year unknown.
House: Ravenclaw.
Field: Charms.
Office: seventh floor, the “thirteenth window from the right of the West Tower”.
Interests: decorates with live fairies quite a bit.
Drink: cherry syrup and soda with ice and an umbrella.
First name: Filius is Latin for “son.”
Last name : “Flitwick” sounds a lot like his wand-waving advice “Swish and Flick.”


Filius Flitwick was born to a wizarding family with the distant descent of a goblin. He studied magic at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, presumably after purchasing his wand from Ollivander’s Wand Shop, and was sorted into Ravenclaw House. At some point, he asked the Grey Lady about the whereabouts of Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem, which was rumoured to grant the wearer wisdom. However, she denied revealing the information, which she would later relay to a teenage Tom Riddle in the 1940s and Harry Potter in 1998. It was also mentioned that Flitwick, being a model student with nothing to hide, never entered or used the Room of Hidden Things in the Room of Requirement. It is likely that he achieved a high graded O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. in Charms, as later in his life he went on to teach this subject for at least over thirty years. He also may have taken exams in Defence Against the Dark Arts, as he became a Master Duellist sometime after leaving the school.

After completing his Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests in his seventh year, Flitwick graduated from Hogwarts and then proceeded to become a Master Duellist and earned the title of “Duelling Champion” at some point. It is also likely Flitwick studied further into magic, becoming an accomplished wizard, masterful in spells, charms, and defensive magic, and even possibly earning the title of “Doctor”, and becoming a fully-fledged and educated sorcerer before beginning his teaching career back at Hogwarts sometime in or before the early 1970s.

Now back at his old school, Professor Flitwick took up the post of Charms Master. His classroom was Classroom 2E, which was located in the Charms Corridor, on the third floor of the Training Grounds Tower.

Professor Flitwick’s teaching style was regarded as more “laid-back” than some other teachers at Hogwarts, such as Minerva McGonagall’s or Severus Snape’s. He, unlike others, allowed his students to play games during the lessons before the Christmas holidays, but he was not a bad teacher as Fred Weasley commented that he “couldn’t see old Flitwick getting marked down”. He usually gets everyone through their exams alright, and does not hand out many detentions or deduct points often, even for tardiness. Flitwick has a rich sense of humor and is always fair with his students, even those who are not in Ravenclaw . Due to his heritage Flitwick does not discriminate against those of different backgrounds. He also encouraged students to experiment with their own magic and did not generally give detentions for slack work; instead he preferred to give students homework so they could catch up. The only punishment he did give was lines, such as when Seamus Finnigan accidentally knocked him off of his stack of books by letting go of his wand in the air.

In 1976, Flitwick administered the Theory of Defence Against the Dark Arts O.W.L. He walked between the hundreds of small desks in the Great Hall during the exam and, once their time was up, ordered the students to put down their quills, but had to tell a pupil named Stebbins twice before he put his down. Flitwick then used a Summoning Charm to collect in the papers, but was knocked over onto the floor when the hundred scrolls of parchments zoomed into his outstretched arms.

Flitwick would later go on to survive the First Wizarding War, in which his former students, Lily and James, were killed. Despite these dark times, or perhaps because of them, Flitwick continued to teach at Hogwarts.

Professor Flitwick, now in his elderly years, was still teaching at Hogwarts during the 1991–1992 school year. Just before the start of the new school year, Albus Dumbledore trusted him to contribute to the defences of the Philosopher’s Stone Chambers. Flitwick, being the Charms Master, enchanted a considerable amount of Winged Keys to fly through the air.

At the start of his first lesson of the school year, he took the register and, upon seeing Harry Potter’s name on his register, squeaked excitedly and fell off of his stack of books…

Filius Flitwick

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