Ronald Bilius Weasley
"I'm the sixth in our family to go to Hogwarts. You could say I've got a lot
to live up to. Bill and Charlie have already left -- Bill was head boy and Charlie was captain of Quidditch. Now Percy's a
prefect. Fred and George mess around a lot, but they still get really good marks and everyone thinks they're really funny.
Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it's no big deal, because they did it first. You never get anything
new, either, with five brothers. I've got Bill's old robes, Charlie's old wand, and Percy's old rat."
-- Ron Weasley (SS6)
Timeline: Ron Weasley
Ronald Bilius Weasley is the sixth of Molly and Arthur's sons. He is currently attending Hogwarts where he is the best friend of Harry
Potter. Ron has a generally positive outlook on life but struggles with feelings of having to live up to five older brothers
who have made their mark on Hogwarts one way or another.
Ron also finds himself frustrated with being poor. "Why is everything I own rubbish?"
he exclaims when he is faced with second hand dress robes with lace on them and a maniacal little owl who chokes on owl treats
Ron and Harry find themselves at odds occasionally and have even spent some weeks not speaking to each other, but Ron is a
devoted friend and helper for Harry. Ron's skills at chess helped Harry pass through McGonagall's enchanted chess set guarding the Sorcerer's Stone. He lied for Harry when Snape
caught Harry with the evidence of an illicit visit to Hogsmeade in their third year, saying he'd brought the Zonko's stuff
back for Harry on a previous visit (PA14). After Hagrid lost Buckbeak's case, Ron took over responsibility for the appeal from Hermione, who was strained
to the breaking point from her classload (PA15), and he was deeply offended over the Committee's unjust handling of the final
hearing (PA16). He urged Harry to protest to their Head of House or the Headmaster when Umbridge gave Harry sadistic detentions.
Ron has been very supportive of Harry as he's been plagued by feedback from his
mental connection with Voldemort. His questions after a post-Quidditch practice vision helped them both analyze how much information
Harry was getting, and he gave Harry some intelligent advice, although Harry refused to take it (OP18). He's taken action
to snap Harry out of a couple of overpowering nighttime visions, and protected Harry from having his problems become public
property via the other boys in their dormitory (OP24, OP26).
Ron seems to be developing an interesting and possibly romantic relationship with
Hermione, but for now it's in the arguing and teasing stage. He was highly annoyed that Hermione went to the Yule Ball with
Krum, but never got around to asking her himself. He ended up going to the Ball with Padma Patil, but he was so busy glowering
at Hermione and Krum that Padma abandoned him to dance with some boys from Beauxbatons. Ron didn't seem to mind in the least.
Ron is an avid Quidditch fan; his favorite team is the Chudley Cannons and his bedroom at the Burrow--an attic room at the top of the stairs--is plastered with posters of the team.
Ron's broom, however, like everything else he owns was a hand-me-down Shooting Star which is
"frequently outstripped by passing butterflies" (CS3). In August of 1995, however, Ron became a prefect and was rewarded by
his mother with a new broom, a Cleansweep Eleven. That fall he tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team and was made Keeper
Ron gets plenty of teasing from his older brothers, particularly Fred and George.
When he was made a prefect during the twins' last year at Hogwarts, they resumed their old habit of calling him by baby-talk
nicknames, something they hadn't done since his first year. They taunted him for awhile about whether he would try to give
them detention, but Hermione indirectly put a stop to the worst of that (OP).
When Ron was three, he broke Fred's toy broomstick, and Fred retaliated by changing
Ron's teddy bear into a giant spider, while Ron was holding it. Ron's been terrified of spiders ever since, although he can
tolerate working with dead ones in Potions (CS9). After encountering Aragog in the forest, Ron was so afraid he threw up in
Hagrid's pumpkin patch.
Ron joined Hermione and a group of other students in forming a group to study
Defense Against the Dark Arts from Harry during his fifth year. As a member of Dumbledore's Army, as they called themselves, Ron fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.
He was wounded in that battle and spent some days in the Hospital Wing recovering afterwards (OP35ff.).
|Weasley, Ronald Bilius|
||flaming red (SS6)|
||(apart from the red hair) tall, thin, freckled, and has a rather long
||the Burrow when he's not at Hogwarts|
||1 March, 1980 (CR) |
(to Arthur and Molly Weasley)
||1st: Charlie's old wand|
2nd: Conflicting information -- according
to PA, it is 14" willow containing 1 unicorn tail-hair, but according to Jo's website it is Ash (JKR).
||Scabbers, until 1994; later Pigwidgeon|
||Harry Potter, Hermione Granger|
||Shooting Star (until late 1995) (CS) |
Cleansweep 11 (1995) (OP)