Want to know which Hogwarts Legacy characters will be attending school alongside you, teaching you the ways of the wizarding world, or leading you to trouble in Diagon Alley? We’ve compiled a list of every character we know will appear in Hogwarts Legacy – and maybe some familiar faces, too.
We all fell in love with the characters from Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts lore, from creatures like the Niffler to heroes such as Cedric Diggory and even the villainous Lucius Malfoy – but do any of them appear in the new open-world game? Is Harry Potter in Hogwarts Legacy, for example? Or Hagrid?
Hogwarts Legacy characters list
While Warner Bros has confirmed that JK Rowling is not involved in the story or the game, there has to be a certain degree of faith in the original lore. Since the RPG game is set in the 1800s, though, only a few familiar faces will appear, so here’s a list of all the Hogwarts Legacy characters, old and new, that have been confirmed so far.
Amit Thakkar – a Ravenclaw student who aspires to be a famous wizarding historian. He’s quick to help a friend in need but would prefer reading or writing about dangerous endeavours to experiencing them for himself.
Constance Dagworth – a student the player duels against. Her teammates are Hector Jenkins and Nerida Roberts. It’s unlikely she’ll be a major character outside of the Cross Wands duelling club.
Everett Clopton – a particularly troublesome Ravenclaw student who’s always looking for the next prank to play.
Hector Jenkins – a student the player duels against in the same fight as Constance Dagworth and Nerida Roberts. It’s unlikely he’ll be a major character outside of the Cross Wands duelling club.
Lucan Brattleby – a young Gryffindor student who runs the Cross Wands duelling club.
Mahendra Pehlwaan – Unlike fellow Ravenclaw Clopton, Pehlwaan is a well-behaved student who infuriates others with their obsessively rule-abiding behaviour.
Natsai Onai – a Gryffindor student who is wise, quick-witted, and possesses a need to seek justice. Originally from Matabeleland, Africa, she transferred to Hogwarts after her mother became the school’s Divination professor.
Nellie Oggspire – a Gryffindor student who tells you about the Daedalian Keys.
Nerida Roberts – a student who the player duels against. Her teammates are Constance Dagworth and Hector Jenkins. It’s unlikely she’ll be a major character outside of the Cross Wands duelling club.
Poppy Sweeting – a Hufflepuff student with extensive knowledge of and deep love for the Hogwarts Legacy beasts. She has a particular aversion to poachers and those who work with them.
Sebastian Sallow – a Slytherin student who plays a huge role in Hogwarts Legacy from what we’ve seen so far. He is mischievous, and you can either choose to follow him down the path of the Dark Arts or not. He has a twin sister, Anne, who suffers from a debilitating curse and seeks to find a cure.
Zenobia Noke – a young Ravenclaw student who triggers a Gobstone hunt quest.
Professor Phineas Nigellus Black – a “cantankerous” ancestor of Sirius Black, the Hogwarts headmaster is badly positioned as such, disliking his students almost as much as they dislike him. He is one of the few characters we know about already from the books, as his painting gives guidance to future headmasters.
Professor Matilda Weasley – though there’s no official confirmation yet, we can only assume that the Gryffindor deputy headmistress is an ancestor of our favourite family of red-headed Gryffindors. She is, however, crucial to the story, showing you the Hogwarts Legacy Room of Requirement and the Wizard’s Field Guide.
Professor Abraham Ronen – as one of the main teachers, Ronen teaches Charms. He is said to be jovial, lighthearted, and particularly fond of games, as he regularly uses them as part of his unorthodox teaching style.
Professor Aesop Sharp – a master of potions, Sharp is a keenly astute teacher who had a lengthy career as an Auror until an injury forced him to retire from the field. Instead of taking a desk job at the Ministry of Magic, he now shares his expertise in concocting elixirs and draughts. He’s not easy to impress but will take genuine pride in those who excel in his class.
Professor Cuthbert Binns – a ghost who teaches the History of Magic. It’s unclear how long Cuthbert has been dead for.
Professor Dinah Hecat – a stern but likeable teacher, Hecat teaches Defence Against the Dark Arts. Rumoured to have spent time in the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic, her hands-on teaching method leads some to believe this satisfies her desires for action, but she is otherwise happy to be at Hogwarts.
Professor Eleazar Fig – another professor at Hogwarts. He is working to uncover Ranrok, Rookwood, and their villainous secrets.
Professor Mirabel Garlick – as a professor of Herbology, Garlick grew up with muggles and didn’t feel quite at home before she joined Hogwarts as a student. Her sunny demeanour charms students and colleagues, and though many worry that she’ll one day depart for another school, she insists that she won’t ever leave them.
Professor Onai – the mother of Gryffindor student Natsai Onai, Professor Onai teaches Divination at Hogwarts, having transferred there from the largest wizarding school in the world.
Professor Satyavati Shah – raised by muggles, Professor Shah teaches Astronomy, perfectly complimented by their clear love of the sciences.
Hogwarts and Hogsmede residents
Cassandra Mason – a witch who runs the haunted Hogsmeade shop. She only appears as part of a PlayStation-exclusive quest.
Deek – a house-elf working at the school who introduces you to the Room of Requirement.
Fastidio – he hasn’t been entirely revealed yet, and appears alongside Penny in Hogsmeade, though the leading theory so far is that Fastidio is a ghost or poltergeist.
George Osric – an official from the Ministry of Magic.
The Fat Lady – we all know and love The Fat Lady from the door of the Gryffindor common room, so of course, she was protecting her students back in the 1800s too.
Nearly Headless Nick – one familiar face we’re happy to see, Nearly Headless Nick was already a nearly headless ghost back in the 1800s, roaming the Hogwarts grounds. He may even make a special appearance in on of the Hogwarts Legacy challenges – if you are a Gryffindor student. An official press release hints that “He may be the key to helping the Gryffindor player find answers crucial to solving a significant mystery.”
Peeves – alongside familiar ghost Nearly Headless Nick, cheeky poltergeist Peeves makes an appearance in Hogwarts Legacy. We have already seen him bully a Hufflepuff student on the way to class.
Penny – we’re not entirely sure who Penny is yet, aside from an off-screen voice in the PlayStation Exclusive quest in Hogsmeade.
Goblins and their Dark Wizard allies
Ranrok – a goblin and one of the main antagonists in Hogwarts Legacy. He is leading a goblin rebellion with the help from a group of Dark Wizards.
Victor Rookwood – an ally of Ranrok the goblin and leader of a faction of Dark Wizards.
So that’s your list of every character confirmed to appear in Hogwarts Legacy so far. We’ll be sure to add more as they appear in future gameplay clips and trailers, but there are already plenty of interesting characters we’re looking forward to meeting and new friends to make no matter which of the Hogwarts Legacy common rooms you call home.
Plus, you’re in a school filled with wizards and witches, and even some beasts you can tame, so there are probably countless more NPCs to come – and that’s even before you explore the wider Hogwarts Legacy map, venturing out to Hogsmeade and beyond. While you wait for the Hogwarts Legacy release date, why not play some of the best PC games available right now.
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years. While WB Games says “JK Rowling is not directly involved in the creation of the game”, it is based on her work and it’s still unclear if she will receive royalties from its sales. If you’d like to learn more about transgender equality or lend your support, here are two important charities we encourage you to check out: the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US, and Mermaids in the UK