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Professor Umbridge

- Chapter 12

“Have a biscuit, Potter." - Professor McGonagall (OP12)

OP12: Professor Umbridge

Fred and George advertise for volunteers to test their products, the trio discusses their schedules and the upcoming O.W.L.s, Harry has an outburst in Defense Against the Dark Arts, Umbridge assigns him detention for a week, and McGonagall warns him to keep his temper under control.

Calendar and Dates

The entire chapter takes place on Harry's first day of classes of his fifth year, or the 2nd of September, 1995 [Y15]

Interesting facts and notes

"Is that a Tornados badge?"

Is That a Tornados Badge? by Marta T.

Memorable lines

"For heaven's sake, Potter! Do you really think this is about truth or lies? It's about keeping your head down and your temper under control!" She stood up, nostrils wide and mouth very thin, and he stood too. "Have another biscuit," she said irritably, thrusting the tin at him.

Words and phrases

Other Canon Notes

Characters (notes or unnamed):

  • Unnamed Ravenclaws who cower when they see Harry walk by
  • Unnamed Cho Chang's group of giggly girlfriends, possibly including Marietta Edgecombe



  • Umbridge magically writes the day's assignment on the blackboard


Settings and locations mentioned:

  • Graveyard in Little Hangleton


Characters Introduced


Pensieve (Comments)

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