Fred Weasley Character Bio

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Fred Weasley was the twin brother of George Weasley, both of whom were born on April Fools Day to parents Arthur and Molly Weasley. Fred was the fourth child and was known to get into mischief from a very young age. It was perfectly normal to hear explosions coming from his bedroom and for him to play tricks on his younger brother, like the time Fred transformed Ron’s teddy bear into a giant spider or gave Ron an acid pop that burned a hole in his tongue. Fred tried to make an unbreakable vow with his younger brother Ron but didn’t succeed. Ron noted that Fred’s left butt cheek had never been the same since he got caught.

Fred attended Hogwarts and was part of Gryffindor House. He and his twin brother were known for their pranks, their sense of humor, and their skill on the Quidditch team. They joined Dumbledore’s Army and left right before graduation to become entrepreneurs, opening their own joke shop. Fred and George were both members of the Order of the Phoenix. They participated in multiple battles, and Fred passed away during the final battle of Hogwarts. 

Fred Weasley Quick Facts

Full Name Fred Weasley
Birth Date April 1, 1978
Birth Place Great Britain
Nick Name Rodent and Rapier (on Potterwatch)
Death Date [if applicable] May 2, 1998
Age When Series Starts 13
Zodiac Sign Aries 
Siblings Charles, Bill, Percy, George, Ron, Ginny
Children None
Partner / Spouse None
Most Memorable Moment Leaving Hogwarts during his final year with a bang
Magical Heritage Pureblood
Hogwarts House Gryffindor
Wand Unknown
Patronus Magpie
Actors Who Played James Phelps
Last Updated Apr 29, 2022

Fred Weasley Birthplace

Fred Weasley was born in Great Britain as a pureblood wizard.

Fred Weasley Parents

Fred Weasley’s parents were Molly and Arthur Weasley. They were both pureblood. His mother took care of the family, and his father worked for the ministry of magic.

Fred Weasley’s Physical Traits

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Fred Weasley was described similarly to all the Weasley children, with an abundance of freckles and flaming red hair. However, he had a shorter, stockier build similar to George and Charlie and a big nose like his mother. 

Fred Weasley Early Life

Fred Weasley was raised in Ottery St. Catchpole in Devon, England. 

Fred Weasley Hogwarts Years

Fred and George Weasley were known for always being together and always getting into trouble. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Professor McGonagall pointed out that Sirius Black and James Potter wear the ring leaders of their gang, both very bright but a pair of exceptional troublemakers. Hagrid laughed and said that Fred and George Weasley could give them a run for their money. 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Fred is first introduced as one of two twins with flaming red hair, being talked to by their mother, a plump woman, on their way to the Hogwarts Express. At the time, their mother indicated that Fred should go after the oldest brother Percy. The twin to whom she was speaking said that he wasn’t Fred, he was George, and she shouldn’t be able to call herself their mother if she can’t tell them apart. After quickly apologizing, he confirmed that he was only joking and he was, in fact, Fred.

Once Harry Potter made it through and was struggling with his trunk, Fred and his brother George helped Harry, recognizing the lightning scar on his forehead. They identified him as Harry Potter and then walked off to speak with her mother. Their mother chastised Fred not to ask any questions about Voldemort because Harry Potter didn’t need that sort of reminder on his first day of school. 

Fred lied to his brother Ron indicating that the Sorting Hat was a test that hurt a lot. When Harry Potter was sorted into Gryffindor, Fred and George shouted “we got Potter” to the entire dining hall. Before allowing everyone to go to bed, Dumbledore asked the group to sing the school song. He said to pick a favorite tune and go. Everyone finished the song at different times. Fred and George Weasley were the last to finish because they were singing the school song to a slow funeral march. Dumbledore conducted their last few lines with his wand and, when they finished, clapped the loudest.

Fred and his brother George came over to the table at dinner to congratulate Harry Potter for having made the Quidditch team. They were both beaters on the team. Fred was certain the team would win the Quidditch cup, something they hadn’t done since their older brother Charlie left the school.

During Harry Potter’s first quidditch match, Fred and George whispered Oliver’s speech in the locker room at the same time, stating that Oliver Wood had given the same speech to the team for the last two years, so they had memorized it. 

The pair arrived in Ron and Harry’s room at Christmas, comparing Christmas gifts from home. Fred and George were wearing blue sweaters, one with a large letter F on it and yellow and the other with a large letter G on it in yellow. Fred and George remarked that Percy Weasley’s sweater had a large letter P on it for prefect, forced his sweater over his head against his will, and frog-marched him from the room down to Christmas dinner with the family. Fred noted that their mother put in more effort when she made Harry Potter’s sweater, and obviously, she cares more if you are not family.

During the Christmas holiday, Percy chased Fred and George Weasley all over Gryffindor Tower because they had stolen his prefect badge. 

For their second quidditch match, given how threatened Harry Potter’s life had been during the first match, everyone was a bit worried until Fred pointed out that the entire school was out there to watch, even Dumbledore. Fred was the first to point out that Dumbledore watching Professor Snape wouldn’t be able to hurt Harry Potter.

At the end of term, they handed out letters warning all the students not to use magic over the holiday. Fred Weasley sadly remarks that he always hoped they would forget to give them those notices just once.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Rescue

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After Dobby, the house-elf used magic at Harry Potter’s House, his uncle Vernon put bars on his window, fitted a cat flap in the bedroom door to allow small amounts of food through, and kept Harry Potter locked in his room except when he was allowed out to use the bathroom twice per day. Fred, George, and Ron showed up in a flying car to rescue him. Red tied a rope around the bars on the window and, using the magical car, drove straight up into the air until the bars came loose. Fred reversed the car as closely as possible to Harry’s bedroom window, and he and George climbed cat-like through the window using an ordinary hairpin to pick the locks. Fred noted that many wizards think learning muggle tricks is a waste of time, but they are skills worth learning, even if they are slow. Fred and George disappeared to get Harry’s trunk and his owl and eventually helped him through the window, driving back to the Burrow. 

It was Fred who first explained how house-elves have powerful magic of their own, but they usually can’t use it without permission from their master. Fred also explained that Lucius Malfoy came back after Voldemort disappeared, claiming that he was under the imperious curse and had no idea what he was doing, but they were an old Wizarding family that was very rich and very likely had a house-elf like Dobby.

Red also explained that their father, Arthur Weasley, went crazy about everything to do with Muggles. Arthur had a shed full of muggle things that he would take apart, put back together, and put spells on. Fred landed the car safely and encouraged the group to quietly sneak back upstairs and wait to be called for breakfast. Unfortunately, their mother came bearing down on them, looking remarkably similar to a saber tooth tiger screaming at Fred and George, poking Fred in the chest while punctuating the fact that they could have died, could have been seen or could have lost their father his job.

While she continued her tirade, Molly Weasley made breakfast for the group. When spread put down his knife and fork, at last, yawning and confirming he was headed up to bed, Mrs. Weasley cut him off and forced all the boys into the garden to get rid of the gnomes. However, before doing so, Mrs. Weasley brought out a book by Gilderoy Lockhart on dealing with household pests. Fred whispered audibly that their mother fancied Gilderoy Lockhart, something that most witches of her age seemed to do.

When Molly Weasley confirmed what Fred and George had done, her husband was immediately intrigued, asking questions about how well the flying went, but he faltered as sparks flew from her eyes, and all of the boys slipped away back to their respective bedrooms.

Flourish and Blotts

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Fred, George, Ron, and Harry used the Weasley family yard, surrounded by trees, to practice quidditch in their spare time. Instead of using quidditch balls, they would throw apples at one another. Percy refused to join. Fred wanted to know what he was up to because all he did was stay in his room writing, but he had already finished his O.W.L.s, and he certainly didn’t have any homework.

After the mishap traveling by floo powder, Fred and George were enticed that Harry Potter had come out in Knockturn alley, envious that they were never allowed in. They spotted their friend from Hogwarts, Lee Jordan, and headed off to purchase school supplies before meeting their family back at Flourish and Blotts to get their books. When Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley got into a fistfight in the middle of the store, Fred and George stood by as his cheerleaders. After Mrs. Weasley was beside herself with fury, Fred pointed out that Gilderoy Lockhart was very pleased about the fistfight, knowing that it would increase his publicity. At the end of summer, Fred and George rounded off their final evening with a display of filibuster fireworks before the group went to bed and made their way to Platform 9 and ¾ the following morning.


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Fred and his twin brother George were extremely annoyed that they weren’t able to fly to Hogwarts in the magical car for the start of term. Soon it was time for quidditch practice. The team captain, Oliver Wood, woke everyone up early in the morning so that they could practice before any other team. Fred and George sat puffy-eyed and tousle-haired next to the rest of the team, falling asleep as soon as Oliver Wood started in with his speech. It was Fred who noticed the funny clicking noise coming from Colin Creevey, who was taking pictures in the deserted stadium. As soon as the Slytherin team showed up on the field and introduced Draco Malfoy as their newest team member, Fred and George launched at him for referring to Hermione as a mudblood, but they were held back from doing any real damage by other team members. 

During the following quidditch match, Fred and George were forced to fly closely around Harry Potter as a rogue bludger was targeting him specifically. Someone had clearly tampered with it because no matter how hard Fred swung his bat at it, it turned around and launched a new attack on Harry Potter.

When Hogwarts students started to assume that Harry Potter was Slytherin’s heir, Fred and his brother George add levity to the situation by constantly surrounding Harry Potter as he walked through the Halls, telling other students to make way for the heir of Slytherin because he had important meetings with Slytherins monster. Their jokes upset their younger sister and their older brother Percy, but it made Harry Potter feel better that they at least completely doubted any possibility that Harry could be the person causing all of the problems.

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as the group made their way home on the Hogwarts Express, Ginny finally revealed that she had seen her older brother Percy kissing his new girlfriend at Hogwarts. Percy thought she was going to reveal his secret even though she was sworn to keep her mouth shut. Fred assured his younger sister that he would never dream of teasing Percy about this, although his face looked like Christmas came early.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Percy Weasley introduced himself at the Leaky cauldron in A pompous manner as though he’d never met Harry Potter before. So Fred elbowed Percy out of the way and took a deep bow to Harry Potter, remarking how simply splendid it was to see him. George pushed Fred aside and did the same. When their mother told them to knock it off, Fred spotted her and acted as he had only just seen her, seizing her hand and shaking it like meeting the mayor.

Percy had been made Head Boy, the second in the family. When the family was informed that the ministry of magic was sending cars to help get everyone to the Hogwarts Express on time and Percy asked why Fred pointed out that they would have little flags on them that said “HB” for “humongous bighead”.

Fred had stolen Percy’s badge and changed it so that instead of head boy, it said “bighead boy.” Draco Malfoy had started the year making fun of Harry Potter for fainting when the Dementors came on the train, but it was Fred who darkly pointed out that he wasn’t so cocky when the Dementors came on the train and nearly wet himself, but the Dementors were terrible and froze your insides. 


At the start of term, Oliver Wood, the captain of the Gryffindor team, called a meeting on Thursday to discuss new tactics for the season. He explained that they had superb Chasers and two unbeatable beaters. Fred, George, and Unison pretended to blush and told him to stop because he was embarrassing them. Fred also added that they had a spanking good keeper as well for good measure. Oliver Wood spoke so dejectedly about this being his last chance to win the Quidditch cup that Fred looked sympathetic and assured him they would win this year.

During their quidditch match, the weather was so bad that Harry couldn’t see. A thunderstorm was made worse by the appearance of at least 100 Dementors. When Harry Potter woke in the hospital, Fred pointed out that he had fallen about 50 ft off his broom. Cedric Diggory had captured the snitch right under Harry Potter’s nose, but as soon as he looked over his shoulder and saw that Harry Potter had fallen off his broom, he tried to call for a rematch. Oliver Wood admitted, however that the Hufflepuff team won fair and square. Fred pointed out that Oliver was still trying to drown himself in the showers. But it was also Fred who pointed out that they only lost by 100 points, so they still had a chance depending on the outcome of the upcoming matches.

Marauder’s Map

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When the third years made their way to Hogsmeade for the second Hogsmeade trip, Fred and George caught Harry Potter in the middle of the third floor Corridor behind a statue of a humpbacked, one-eyed witch. They invited him into a classroom to give him a bit of festive cheer. They handed him a large, square, very worn piece of parchment with nothing written on it and bid him an early Christmas. Fred pointed out that it was a wrench giving it away, but they decided that Harry Potter’s need was greater than theirs, and they knew it by heart. The parchment was obtained when Fred and George were caught by the caretaker, Filch, for setting off a dungbomb in the corridor. He hauled them into his office, where they found this piece of paper and conveniently dropped another dungbomb so that they could sneak out with it. The paper turned out to be the Marauder’s Map which showed every detail of the Hogwarts Castle and grounds with tiny ink dots moving around at each labeled with a name in minuscule writing. It showed the 7 entrances into Hogsmeade, four of which Filch knew about. They instructed Harry how to use it, and Fred told him to behave himself with a wink.

After Christmas, when Ron’s pet rats went missing, Fred tried to remind him that Ron didn’t even like Scabbers, Scabbers have been off-color for ages, was wasting away, and it was better that he snuff it quickly in one swallow by Hermione’s cat. 

The Quidditch Cup

When Gryffindor played Ravenclaw, and Harry Potter thought he was being attacked by Dementors and used the Patronus charm against them, Fred and George threw a party in the common room for their victory. Fred and George disappeared for a couple of hours and then returned with armfuls of butterbeer, pumpkin fizz, and several bags of Honeydukes sweets. Fred and George started juggling butterbeer bottles and encouraged the ruckus until late at night. When someone attacked Ron Weasley in the dormitory, and everyone was roused from their sleeve, Fred Weasley appeared brightly, asking if they were carrying on with the celebrations. 


Fred and George Weasley dealt with the pressure of the final quidditch match by being louder and more exuberant than ever. They made jokes and otherwise caused a ruckus. The game turned out to be one of the dirtiest in recent history. Marcus Flint smashed into Angelina on purpose, so Fred Weasley chucked his beaters club at the back of Flint’s head, smashing Flint’s nose into his broom handle. In the end, Harry Potter caught the snitch, winning Gryffindor the cup. Fred and George embraced him and hugged, hoisted him into the air, and the euphoria lasted for a week.

However, it was soon time to study for O.W.L.s for Fred and George, and it was an ode to how stressful and serious things had become that even Fred and George had been spotted working. When results came, Fred and George had scraped a handful of O.W.L.s each.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it’s Fred Weasley who feigns accidentally dropping some of his magical candies, like the ton tongue toffee, which Dudley immediately consumes, the result of which is his tongue subject to an engorgement charm and swelling to 4 ft in length before Mr. Weasley could fix it. 

As Percy sanctimoniously remarked that he shuddered to think of the state of his in-tray if he had to be away from work for a five-day-long International Quidditch match, Fred remarked that someone might slip dragon dung in it again. Percy swore it was nothing personal, and the dragon actually did a sample of fertilizer from Norway, but Fred whispered in a hurry on their way out that it was something he and his brother had sent. 

Fred and his brother George pulled all of their money and bet 37 galleons, 15 sickles, and three knuts that Ireland would win the World Cup, but Viktor Krum would get the snitch. They made a wager with Ludo bagman and toped off the deal with one of their newly designed fake wands. Ludo bagman roared with approval when the magic wand he took from Fred gave a loud squawk and turned into a rubber chicken. He said it was the most convincing fake one he had seen in years. Fred and his twin brother George spent the entire year in secret, huddled in the corner of the room, whispering, sending owls early in the morning, all because Ludo bagman refused to pay them their winnings from the bet. However, at the end of the year, Harry Potter secretly left them the 1000 Galleon prize from the Triwizard Tournament to invest in their joke shop owing to the fact that the return of Voldemort meant the world needed laughter and jokes more than ever.

Fred once remarked that anyone could speak troll; all they have to do is point and grunt. When Barty Crouch referred to Percy as Weatherby and not wisely, Fred choked into his cup of tea, and whenever Percy behaved poorly, he would refer to him as such.

When a crowd interrupted the celebrations at the conclusion of the Quidditch World Cup, torturing the Muggle family who ran the campsite, it was Fred who grabbed his sister’s hand and kept her safe, eventually returning to the campsite. 

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When Dumbledore announced the Triwizard Tournament, he did so immediately after Mad-Eye Moody made a disruptive entrance. It was Fred who yelled out, “you’re joking,” in disbelief at the pronouncement, a remark that helped break all of the tension in the room and caused everyone, including Dumbledore, to laugh. After the Goblet of Fire was left in the Great Hall, Fred and his brother George took an aging potion so that they could sneak across the Aging line and put their names in. Unfortunately, this backfired, spitting them both outside the bounds of the age line with unstoppable white hair and beards. Fred had to visit the hospital wing to set everything right. 

Throughout the book, when Hermione was trying to convince people to join S.P.E.W., the new society she founded to help house elves, Fred was one of the first to tell her not to do it because the house-elves were happy. Fred helps explain to her how to get down into the kitchens so that she could see for herself as well. This was a trick Fred and George had used regularly to get free food whenever they wanted to party.

Fred and George used the year to test joke products they were making up, most of which temporarily turned you into something else. They already had the magical wands but also things like Canary creams, which temporarily turn you into a bird. They gave one to Neville Longbottom who turned into a canary, lost all his feathers, and slowly became human again. Harry Potter learned never to accept food or drink from Fred.

Fred attended the Yule Ball with Angelina Johnson, but only after Ron pointed out Fred didn’t actually have a date, so Fred yelled at Angelina across the room, asking if she wanted to go with him, and she did.

At the end of the book, Harry Potter gives Fred and George his gold winnings from the Triwizard Tournament, remarking that the world needed laughter now more than ever, and they had no choice but to accept it. So they took the money and spent the summer creating joke items that they would start selling the following year.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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At the start of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when Harry Potter successfully arrived at the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix, he was carted upstairs to a bedroom with Ron and Hermione. He spent the next several minutes screaming at them, letting loose all of his frustration on them. And then, with two loud cracks, Fred and George appeared in the middle of the room. Fred sarcastically remarked that Harry shouldn’t bottle up his anger like that; he should let it out because there might be a couple of people 50 miles away who didn’t hear him screaming.

However, they interrupted Harry Potter and his rant because his yelling was interrupting their extendable ears. They were using the magical ears to try and eavesdrop on a meeting. Fred casually remarks that Snape was a git. Fred also updated Harry Potter about the family, indicating that Bill applied for a desk job so he could come home and work for the order, but he was compensated by the fact that Fleur Delacour got a job at Gringotts and Bill was giving her private lessons to improve her English. Fred sadly pointed out that Percy decided he wanted nothing to do with the family, and Harry Potter was advised against mentioning his name to the family at all. 

Now that Fred and George were of age, they could use magic at any time, so they had bewitched a large cauldron of stew, an iron flagon of butterbeer, and a heavy wooden breadboard complete with nice to hurtle through the air and land on the table. But their mother screamed at them in the middle of this magical attempt which caused the bread knife to slip off the board and land right where Sirius Black’s hand had been and the butterbeer to spill everywhere. The twins remarked that time with money, so any opportunity to save themselves just a few seconds was worth it.

When Harry Potter asked questions about the Order of the Phoenix, Fred was angry that Harry Potter would get answers when they weren’t told anything. After a short row, Arthur Weasley pointed out that Fred and his brother George were of age and, therefore they should be allowed to stay and listen to the same information that was about to be shared with Harry Potter. 

After being sent up to bed, Fred and George apparated in the dark, landing on Ron’s knees. They sat on their beds, going over all the new information they had acquired, talking about the new weapon that Voldemort was after and how Dumbledore was probably saving it. Once footsteps arrived, Fred and George disappeared.

Fred and George were creating Skiving Snackboxes, full of tasty treats that make you ill. They are all double-ended with color coded chewables. You eat the first half and get very sick so that you can leave class, and then you eat the second half, and it brings you right back to normal. Fred spent the whole summer testing the products they had made for the joke shop. Even though they didn’t have premises yet, Fred explains that they were running their business as a mail-order service, putting advertisements in the daily prophet.

After a particularly extensive quidditch practice later that year, Fred and George were rubbing their backsides, upset with the pain one of their recent creations was causing, leaving boils not located anywhere on the body one would normally show to someone else.

When Harry returned from his hearing Fred, George and Ginny Weasley were all singing about his narrow escape until such time as their mother yelled at them to shut up. 


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Once the group returned to Hogwarts, Fred and George resumed testing and selling all of their magical products, usually on unsuspecting first years. Hermione was incredibly upset by this and, at various intervals, tried to put a stop to the testing. However, they made it clear that they always test it on themselves long before they reach that point. 

After getting into a fight with Draco Malfoy, George and Harry, were given a permanent ban from quidditch. Fred escaped punishment only because he was held back by three of his teammates.

They also joined Dumbledore’s Army during the year, learning legitimate defense against the dark arts in direct response to Dolores Umbridge and the ministry of magic. They were regularly in trouble for the things that they did, but it wasn’t until they realized they didn’t care anymore that they decided to leave Hogwarts permanently.

As their final send-off, they used many of their new products to cause as much mayhem as possible, making things terrible for Umbridge, who had recently positioned herself as the new headmistress. As part of their portable swamp abilities, they created a magical lake, and Professor Flitwick said it was such a good piece of magic he decided to leave a small part of it cordoned off permanently in honor of their work.

They set off Weasleys’ Wildfire Whiz-bangs, spectacular fireworks that quickly became one of their best-selling products. Fred and George flew around Hogwarts, setting off as many of their fireworks as possible and telling all of the students about their new premises in Diagon Alley. As their final send-off, Fred told Peeves the Poltergeist to give her hell. Peeves gave them a salute and had never taken any command so seriously. None of the professors were able to get rid of the fireworks or the other disruptions that Fred and George left behind, and there were even moments when Professor McGonagall helped Peeves by whispering to him that the chandelier unscrewed the other way. 

Fred Weasley After Hogwarts Years

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After his spectacular exit from Hogwarts, Fred Weasley sets up a new shop with his brother George called “Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes,” where they had a magnificent shop in Diagon Alley with brightly colored displays encouraging people not to worry about “you know who” when they should be worried about a Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes product, “U-no-poo.” 

They made a great deal of money with their joke shop even though their parents were initially disappointed in their decision. The joke shop started as a mail-order experiment which was so successful they had to purchase space in Diagon Alley, and they were also considering buying Zonko’s joke shop in Hogsmeade which had closed down the previous year so that they would have two locations.

When the family visited the first location, Fred showed Harry around and offered Hermione a patented Daydream charm for free. When Ron came to the table with all of his goods and Fred calculated how much Ron would have to pay, Ron was extremely upset that as a brother, he would still be expected to pay for their products and gave them a rude hand gesture. Fred and his brother George also questioned their younger sister about her love life, commenting that they had heard she had gone through multiple boys, so she didn’t need to be looking at any type of Love Potion they were selling. Instead, she bought a pygmy puff.

Their store was so popular not just with children but with the ministry of magic. Things like their Peruvian instant Darkness Powder made the room instantly dark, and it was something that they shipped in bulk to the ministry of magic.

They came home for the holidays at Christmas wearing fantastic, brightly colored dragon skin suits. During that time, their brother Percy and the minister of magic showed up. When Percy treated the family poorly, Fred threw mashed parsnips at him.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Fred participated in the battle of the seven Potters, both of them taking Polyjuice Potion to turn themselves into a fake Harry Potter. Hermione remarked that Harry Potter Polyjuice Potion looked much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, but Mad-Eye Moody explained it tasted like Goblin pissed regardless. Fred Weasley asked if Mad-Eye Moody had a lot of experience with Goblin piss, resulting in a stern glare, and Fred whispered, “just trying to lighten the tension.” 

Fred flew with his father on a broomstick. He was speechless when he saw that George had been cursed and his ear completely gone.

However, that same summer was the wedding of their older brother Bill. Fred and George continually flirted with the French girls, trying to knock each other out of the way for the privilege of walking each girl to their seat.

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After the ministry of magic fell, Fred participated in Potterwatch, the secret radio program that continued to spread information for people fighting Voldemort. He returned to Hogwarts for the final battle, where he fought alongside his family. Percy had recently returned and apologized for how stupid he had been. Percy and Fred fought together in a corridor. The current minister of magic was under the imperious curse and when Percy saw him, Percy made perhaps his first joke ever about how he had forgotten to tell the minister that he resigned, something he said right as he directed a curse at him. Fred turned to Percy in amazement that Percy was making a joke, and he was hit with a spell that killed him. Percy let out a bull-like roar and sprinted after Rookwood, the man responsible.

Fred Weasley Magical Abilities and Special Skills

Hermione eventually pointed out that Fred and George Weasley didn’t seem to display a knack for Magical abilities or special skills while they were in school, but they didn’t apply themselves and get good grades. However, they clearly possessed great skill because they were able to create joke items for their entire store from scratch, something that was incredibly difficult. 

Fred Weasley was highly skilled at muggle tricks and mastering things like lock-picking and driving. He would use magic tricks in the local muggle Village to impress a young girl who could have sworn his tricks were “real magic.” 

Fred Weasley was also an incredibly talented beater, great at flying. He was described as unbeatable, a human bludger.

In addition to creating magical devices, Fred was also very skilled at charms. He used his charms spell work to create many of the magical inventions like the whiz-bangs or the portable swamp. He can also cast a fully corporeal Patronus that takes the form of a magpie, indicative of considerable proficiency and magical skill.

One of the few O.W.L.s he earned was in Transfiguration. He demonstrated that skill early on when he effortlessly turned his younger brother’s teddy bear into spiders. He also used it when Ron threw a knife at him in the kitchen in direct defiance of Fred not using magic to help them peel the potatoes, and Fred transformed the knife into a paper airplane.

Fred was very skilled at creating potions, especially things like Love Potions which were part of the feminine products, or WonderWitch line of products sold at their store. It is known that love potions are highly complicated to make. 

Fred was very skilled at dueling and defense against the dark arts, thanks in large part to his participation in Dumbledore’s Army and later in the Order of the Phoenix. He used things like decoy detonators and Peruvian instant Darkness powder and successfully fought during things like the Battle of the Seven Potters without any injury.

He successfully passed his apparition test with distinction, demonstrating a successful ability to apparate. He was also a highly skilled business owner and entrepreneur. 

Fred Weasley Wand

There’s no information about Fred Weasley’s wand except that it came from Mr. Ollivander in Diagon Alley.

Fred Weasley Trivial and Fun Facts

Fred and George Weasley are twins in the books. They are played by actual twins James and Oliver Phelps. James Phelps plays Fred, and Oliver Phelps plays George. Oliver Phelps is technically older than his brother James, but Fred is technically older than his brother George in the books. 

Fred Weasley is one of 14 characters who appear in all eight of the Harry Potter films.

In the films, Fred and George are almost always standing next to each other. The actor who portrayed Fred was always placed on the left side of the screen, and the actor who portrayed George on the right side of the screen, a reference to the way in which people referred to the twins in order, “Fred and George.” 

In all of the books, Fred and George, just like their older brothers Charlie and Bill, are described as short and stocky. They stand juxtaposed to Percy and Ron, who are tall and lanky. However, Fred and George are both taller and leaner than Ron and Percy in the film. 

In an interview, James Phelps admitted that he fell asleep when he played the Dead Fred. The entire cast and crew finished filming the scene and went to lunch, leaving him asleep on the set.

Fred Weasley Appearances in Books 

Fred Weasley appeared in the following books:

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Fred Weasley Appearances in Films

Fred Weasley appeared in the following films:

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Fred Weasley Quotes 

Fred, after Harry arrived at Number 12:

“You don’t want to bottle up your anger like that, Harry, let it out. There might be a couple of people 50 miles away who didn’t hear you. “

Fred and George threatening Zacharias Smith during the first meeting of the DA:

Fred: “That’s not what he said.”

George Weasley: “Would you like us to clean out your ears for you?”

Fred: “Or any part of your body, really, we’re not fussy where we stick this.”

Fred when taking the polyjuice potion to become Harry Potter:

Fred and George: “Wow — we’re identical!”

Fred: “I dunno, though, I think I’m still better-looking.”

Fred, reporting via Potterwatch:

Point is, people, don’t get lulled into a false sense of security, thinking he’s out of the country. Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t, but the fact remains he can move faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo when he wants to, so don’t count on him being a long way away if you’re planning to take any risks. I never thought I’d hear myself say it, but safety first!

The Battle of Hogwarts and Fred’s death:

No! Fred! No!” And Percy was shaking his brother, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred’s eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face.


Question: Who is Fred Weasley’s Type?

Answer: Fred Weasley doesn’t seem to have a specific type. He’s a casual flirt who is known for his outgoing and funny personality. If he really likes a girl he puts a bit more effort into his flirting, but when he ask Angelina to the ball during the Triwizard Tournament all he did was shout at her to go with him, she gave him an appraising look, and agreed. 

Question: Is Fred or George Older?

Answer: Fred and George are twins, so are the actors who portray them in the film’s. However, Fred is technically older than George.

Question: Who killed Fred Weasley?

Answer: Fred was killed by Augustuc Rookwood. The last thing Fred heard before dying was his previously serious brother, Percy, making a joke about resigning from the Ministry of Magic. 

Research Citations

IMDB. Harry Potter Full Cast.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. New York: Scholastic, 1999. Print.

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2000.

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 1999.

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. New York: Scholastic, 2002.

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. New York: Listening Library, 2003.

Rowling, J. K. (2010). Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. London: Bloomsbury. Chicago (Author-Date, 15th ed.) Rowling, J. K. 2010.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2007.

Continue reading:

Bill Weasley Character Bio

George Weasley Character Bio

Ginny Weasley Character Bio

Charlie Weasley Character Guide

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