One of my favorite things in Harry Potter is the abundance of minor characters. No matter how large or small a part they play in Harry's story, every character we encounter in the Wizarding World is full of life. That's part of what makes the world of Harry Potter feel so real and comforting: Opening up the books is like being reunited with hundreds of your friends.
Whether we encounter them in the hustle and bustle of Diagon Alley or they're a regular roaming the halls of Hogwarts, each person in the series has their own flair, from tiny quirks to truly wild style.
And of course, every minor character in Harry Potter has a truly fantastic name. Sometimes I think that the more minor a character is, the more fantabulous their name is. (Although of course, when it comes to kooky names, you can't really beat Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. )
So let's take a moment to appreciate some of the often overlooked characters that make the world of Harry Potter so special. Many of these characters didn't make it into the movies, so it's hard to find a picture of them. But once you hear their names, you're certain to grin with nostalgia.