It's been four years since the final Harry Potter movies finished and since we left Harry, Ron and Hermione seeing their kids off on the Hogwarts Express to begin their own wizarding journeys. Here's the scene:
Yet, ever since the last page was turned and the movie credits rolled, haven't you always wondered what happened next?
Thankfully, while many questions regarding the futures of our favorite characters still remain unknown, let's take a look at what we DO know and where some of our favorite wizards and witches ended up:
1. Harry and Ginny Potter
Harry married Ginny and together they have three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna.
At 26 years old, Harry also became the youngest Head Auror working for the Ministry of Magic. With time, he was promoted to the Head of the Auror Department.
Ginny, on the other hand, took a different route by becoming a professional Quidditch player for the Holyhead Harpies. After a few years though, she had kids and now works as a sports reporter for The Daily Prophet.
2. Ron and Hermione Weasley
Ron and Hermione married and while he never returned to Hogwarts (neither did Harry), she went back to complete her seventh year of study and her N.E.W.T.S. Following this, she became a high-ranking official in the Department of Magic Law Enforcement. J.K. goes more into detail:
Harry and Ron utterly revolutionized the Auror Department at the Ministry of Magic… Hermione began her post-Hogwarts career at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures where she was instrumental in greatly improving life for house-elves and their ilk. She then moved (despite her jibe to Scrimgeour) to the Deptartment of Magical Law Enforcement where she was a progressive voice who ensured the eradication of oppressive, pro-pureblood laws.
Later, her and Ron had two children, Hugo and Rose.
3. Draco Malfoy
Draco married Astoria Greengrass, with whom he had one son, Scorpius Hyperion. Although he and Harry were arch enemies before, now they are pretty civil to one another.
4. George Weasley
Eventually, George married Angelina Johnson. Together they had two kids, Fred and Roxanne.
5. Professor McGonagall
The Transfiguration professor became the headmistress of Hogwarts following the mighty battle at the end of the seventh book. Yet, J. K. also shares:
Nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, the school for witchcraft and wizardry is led by an entirely new headmaster. McGonagall was really getting on a bit.
6. Neville Longbottom
Neville became Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts and married Hannah Abbot, who became the new landlady at The Leaky Cauldron.
To make him extra cool he marries the woman who becomes, eventually, the new landlady at The Leaky Cauldron, which I think would make him very cool among the students, that he lives above the pub. He marries Hannah Abbott.
7. Teddy Lupin
Following his parents' deaths, little Teddy Lupin was raised by his grandmother Andromeda. Yet, J.K. made one crucial point:
Unlike Neville Longbottom, who was also raised by his grandmother, Teddy had his godfather, Harry, and all his father’s friends in the Order, to visit and stay with.
8. Kingsley Shacklebolt
J. K. writes:
Kingsley became permanent Minister for Magic, and naturally he wanted Harry to head up his new Auror department… The Ministry of Magic was de-corrupted, and with Kingsley at the helm the discrimination that was always latent there was eradicated. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny et al would of course play a significant part in the re-building of wizarding society through their future careers.
9. Alice and Frank Longbottom
Neville's parents sadly never recovered and continued to live out their days in St. Mungo's hospital. J.K. mournfully adds:
I know people really wanted some hope for that, and I can quite see why because, in a way, what happens to Neville’s parents is even worse than what happened to Harry’s parents. The damage that is done, in some cases with very dark magic, is done permanently.
10. Dudley Dursley
Dudley and Harry's families visit each other from time to time and post Christmas cards once a year. Although they never became friends, they keep up contact for the sake of their children.
11. Cho Chang
All we know is that Cho married a muggle.
Firenze was effectively disowned by the other centaurs for his contact with the wizards. Yet, ultimately, he brought them closer to the magical world, and they allowed him back in their herd.
13. Bill and Fleur Weasley
On the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, Bill and Fleur (who were already married) had their first child, a daughter they called "Victoire." The name appropriately means 'victory' in French. Later, they had two more kids, Louis and Dominique.
Oh and Victoire later became Teddy Lupin's girlfriend!
14. Luna Lovegood
Luna ends up marrying the magical zoologist Rolf Scamander, the nephew of the naturalist Newt Scamander, whose history will be brought to the big screen in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (starring Eddie Redmayne.) Together with Rolf, they have twins, Lorcan and Lysander.