Ron Weasley

Ronald Bilius Weasley

Full Name Ronald Bilius Weasley
Birthdate 1st March 1980
Parents Molly (Prewett) Weasley and Arthur Weasley
Siblings 6: Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George and Ginny
Appearance Flaming red hair, blue eyes, tall, thin, with freckles and a long nose
Hogwarts Attended since 1991. Sorted in Gryffindor.
Patronus A Jack Russell terrier
Boggart A spider
Occupation Auror

Ron Weasley is a very loyal boy, who cares a great deal about his family and his friends. Being the sixth child in a long line of Weasley achievers, Ron, in his first years at school, felt a great deal of pressure to live up to the expectations. As he grew up however, that pressure seemed to have let up a little, though it is still evident in his desperate desire to hold his own when he makes the Quidditch team in his fifth year.

He is also acutely aware of his family's low income. More than the other Weasley children, he seems to run up against embarrassing situations involving lack of family funds, one of the many things that make him a frequent target of harassment by Draco Malfoy. He originally had his brother, Charlie's wand made from ash, though after that broke in his second year he got another one before his third year; his new wand was fourteen inches made of willow wood with one unicorn tail hair.

Ron has a sardonic, wisecracking sense of humor, and has difficulty taking anything seriously. He can sometimes be emotional and impulsive, he is slightly immature, and has had a lot of trouble with girls in the past. Ron is arachnophobic, which comes into play a lot in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This fear comes from an event where his brother Fred transfigured a teddy bear that he was sleeping with into a large spider for breaking his toy broomstick.

Not naturally a studious boy, Ron maintains average scores in most of his classes, and managed to gain seven O.W.L.s, failing only History of Magic and Divination. He is brave and loyal, and while not much of an academic is certainly not stupid; an excellent strategist, he has a great talent for Wizard's Chess, and occasionally makes important connections seemingly by accident.

Ron is very protective of his younger sister Ginny and is always watching out for what she is doing and who she is doing it with. As the youngest brother, he is the constant target of teasing from his twin brothers Fred and George, but looks up to all his brothers as role models, especially Bill and Charlie. Along with the rest of his family, he is bitter and angry over Percy's decision to side with the Ministry of Magic against Ron's father and Harry, and has hardly spoken to him in the last few years.

Ron's friendship with Harry has not been without problems. Already aware of his own limitations when compared to his older brothers, he sometimes feels vastly inferior to the famous "Boy Who Lived". When Harry's name came out of the Goblet of Fire, Ron thought Harry had cheated to get himself entered, and the two briefly fell out, but repaired their friendship after the first task. He has always come through for Harry, though, and is fiercely loyal to him. A normal wizard boy, Ron was the first person to truly accept Harry as a fellow student rather than a celebrity. He has introduced Harry to many of the realities of life in the Wizarding World, and has a very similar outlook on life to Harry, even though he sometimes finds it hard to understand the extraordinary things that happen to his friend.

Ron's relationship with Hermione Granger has also had its ups and downs. Ron sometimes takes advantage of Hermione's intelligence and aptitude, and they have often been at odds in matter where their adventures take them outside school rules. It has gradually become clear over the years, however, that Ron has strong romantic feelings for Hermione, though lacking emotional maturity he deals with them awkwardly. After failing to ask Hermione to the Yule Ball in 1994, he becomes jealous of her relationship with Viktor Krum, feelings which last long enough to sabotage her attempt to ask him out in 1996. In the same book, he dated Lavender Brown, partly to prove a point but also, it seems, to make Hermione jealous. His relationship with Lavender lasted through the Christmas break, but fell apart after that. The pair finally reconciled after he is seriously poisoned, and become seemingly inseparable.

Ron's future seems happy. He survives book seven and marries Hermione, and follows Harry into a career as an Auror, helping his best friend to remake the Auror system. He also seems to have obtained a Muggle driver's license, perhaps indicating that, like his father, he has an interest in Muggle artifacts.

Ron Weasley is currently being portrayed by Ruper Grint in the Harry Potter films.

Source: Harry Potter Wiki

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