When he heard her conceiving Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy, he hired Trelawney to protect her from the Death Eaters. It is likely that Dumbledore knew and fought other Death Eaters during the Wars and attended their trials if caught. Dumbledore also believed that Harry's love for his parents was his greatest power. It was through Dumbledore that resistance to the rise of Lord Voldemort was formed, as it was he who founded and lead the Order of the Phoenix against Voldemort during the First Wizarding War. Dumbledore was devastated when Sirius died, believing that it was mostly his fault and comforted Harry to the best of his ability, and expressed his belief that Sirius was a lively man of wit and courage, with a deep and genuine concern for his loved ones, and would not hesitate to come to their rescue even if it meant putting himself in danger. , In the 1910s, Dumbledore taught Hufflepuff Newton Scamander and Slytherin Leta Lestrange. Siblings Harry used a small cut on his arm to reopen the hidden doorway, and once outside the cave they Disapparated back to Hogsmeade. He then left Harry in the care of Harry's Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon in Surrey, Little Whinging, placing Harry on the doorstep of their home, despite them not being named guardians in the event of James and Lily's death. He sent Newt to Paris to rescue Credence, who survived battle in New York, but Newt was reluctant, nevertheless he was willing to accept the address of a safe-house.  This accomplishment nevertheless earned him widespread fame and recognition, and played no small role in the subsequent offer of employment that he received from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A dissenting group of dangerous Dark Wizards about which very little was known, yet whose ruthless pursuit of 'enlightenment and immortality' had given rise to various clandestine operations around the world and ultimately led them to turn their attention towards Hogwarts. He had originally intended to use the Resurrection Stone to bring back his parents, so that the heavy responsibility on his shoulders would be lifted. They appointed Fudge's Senior Undersecretary (Dolores Umbridge) to the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts professor.  They told everyone that Ariana was ill, and hid her from sight, in fear that she would be taken away to St Mungo's. However, he had enough sense to realise that he will inevitably have to duel Grindelwald and therefore he took the position as the Professor of DADA to prepare students for the upcoming dark times. Once finished, the Headmaster applied the appropriate spells to provide Remus with a safe and secure place for his transformations that could contain even a fully grown werewolf, if necessary. Dumbledore doesn't always wear his spectacles in the films (except the third where he was wearing them during every on-screen appearance in that film, while in the fourth film he wore his spectacles at different times, in the fifth film he wore them only during the Start-of-Term Feast and in the sixth film, he wore them just during the Start-of-Term Feast and for a brief moment in his office examining Tom Riddle’s diary just before Harry entered and sees Dumbledore’s memory of meeting Riddle.  On occasion, he would also see students in his office, be it because of a misdemeanour that had to be addressed, or because one of the pupils sought redress during conflicts with their peers, such as Bertha Jorkins. Snape later objected to the plan, but was reminded by Dumbledore that it was the only way to spare him from great suffering. Peter Pettigrew was a member of the Order of the Phoenix and another close friend of James Potter. In 1996, Dumbledore was cursed by putting on Marvolo Gaunt's Ring, which was a Horcrux (he put it on when he was distracted by finding out that it was the Resurrection Stone, hoping to talk to his dead family). Crouch played a key-role in Voldemort's rebirth, after he captured and imprisoned Alastor Moody, and took his form, to teach at Hogwarts, while Dumbledore thought he was dead. A young man around Albus's age, he lived for the next two months with his great-aunt, the celebrated magical historian and family friend of the Dumbledores, Bathilda Bagshot, who introduced the two soon after Grindelwald crossed her doorstep. In addition, Dumbledore chastised the Dursleys for their indulgence of their son, Dudley. Despite Dumbledore's evident dislike of Lockhart's deeds, he nevertheless did not seem to truly hate Lockhart, as he was cordial and polite to him whenever they interacted and after the Memory Charm completely wiped out Lockhart's memories, Dumbledore was compassionate enough that he decided to leave Lockhart in peace and did not expose his crimes, likely as he pitied Lockhart and saw that having completely lost all of his popularity and with the remnants of his magical brilliance now lost to him and his cunning now harmless, to condemn him to being eternally despised by the wizarding community would be unnecessarily cruel, not to say that if he did reveal what Lockhart had did, he would likely be either sentenced to Azkaban or heavily secured in St Mungo, both fates that he seemingly deemed too cruel of a punishment for what Lockhart did. Dumbledore attended many Death Eater trials, including that of the Lestranges and Barty Crouch, Jnr. Other Information. , Over the same period, the International Confederation of Wizards was due to convene for a conference somewhere in Great Britain, to which he invited the school's trusty Groundskeeper to give a demonstration on thestrals to clear up the misconceptions that so many of its delegates had come to have about them over the years; specifically by showing that even a thestral that has had limited exposure to strangers could be comfortable working with several of them. Elder and Thestral tail hair, fifteen inches. The diary slowly drained the life force from Ginny, and when the memory it contained was nearly strong enough to take physical form, it had her journey into the heart of the Chamber. He was also a recipient of the Order of Merlin, First Class, and held the title of Grand Sorcerer. Bellatrix Lestrange was a Death Eater who fought in both Wizarding Wars. Weapons/Accessories. After Harry had received his letter from Rubeus Hagrid, Vernon had denounced Dumbledore as a "crackpot old fool" and refused to pay for Harry's school funds.  After two months of this, he finally confronted Albus and Grindelwald, and Grindelwald grew angry. Once Miss Haywood found her way back to the Hufflepuff table, however, the Headmaster turned his attention back to Jacob's sibling, whom he had correctly deduced was the one he had been speaking to for the past few minutes, and cheerfully advised them to exit the hall before the Polyjuice Potion they had taken to assume Professor Snape's likeness wore off; but not before rewarding them with ten house points for having displayed such loyalty and gone to such lengths to right a wrong. This time, it were one of young Mr Copper's classmates; a Ravenclaw student by the name of Tulip Karasu. Skin colour Human Wishing to shield and protect them from the truth, Dumbledore was still reluctant to reveal too much about the circumstances surrounding Jacob's expulsion, only denoting it as a long and complicated story and otherwise reminded them that the school held many mysteries, advising them to limit their exploration to those that were not life-threatening in the future. Not entirely unreasonable, however, he would permit them to earn back the privilege of visiting the village, and gave the Professor charged with their care permission to lift the ban if they deemed their diligence where their academics was concerned sufficient to warrant it. Light In order to distract their unwitting guest of honour so the rest of the involved parties could make the necessary preparations, Dumbledore asked Hagrid to meet him at the at the Training Grounds, explaining that there was "urgent business" in Hogsmeade that he had to take care of, and requested that he accompanied him. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Upon finding each other, Dumbledore and Grindelwald initiated a legendary duel of 1945, unleashing all of their extraordinary magical capabilities on each other, the display being so amazing that it remains among the greatest magical battles ever in history.  He won every significant prize the school offered, and entered into correspondence with notable magical scholars, such as Nicholas Flamel, Bathilda Bagshot and Adalbert Waffling. He held the Order of Merlin, First Class, for Grand Sorcery. Fortunately for Dumbledore, he proved himself to be worthy of his title as the only wizard who was ever feared by Voldemort and maintained The offensive in the battle, eventually forcing Voldemort to flee. He wears his finest, purple suit and his freshly trimmed auburn beard seems to shine bright like fire in the light of the candles that are floating above him. His name is a bit of a buzz word. , At some point prior to his second departure from the school in as many years, Dumbledore gave Rita Skeeter 'periodical permission' to visit Hogwarts Castle to observe the students, and to invite them to partake in a "friendly competition" where the winner would receive a first-page article in the Daily Prophet. He managed to contact Severus who was able to contain the curse in his right hand. Despite public appearances, Dumbledore thought Karkaroff was a coward. However, Snape knew and told Dumbledore that the curse would get stronger and stronger and eventually kill him painfully, giving him a prognosis of about a year. Harry Potter Canon Wikia is a FANDOM Books Community. Species (sorc. Dumbledore met Tom Riddle for the first time there and was unaware at the time that he had just met the person who would become most powerful and dangerous Dark Wizard of all time. Additionally, rather than shouting when Harry entered Hogwarts with the Ford Anglia, and when Harry failed to get Slughorn's memory, just an expression of calm disappointment on both occasions was enough to make Harry feel ashamed to the point that he found it preferable if Dumbledore shouted at him. Quirinus Quirrell was the Muggle Studies Professor, before he started to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts. --Chrysalis 03:51, 10 September 2005 (UTC) spoiler warning. However, after the death of Leta Lestrange, Dumbledore put aside whatever affection he had for Grindelwald and was determined to break the Blood Pact. Dumbledore is the only Headmaster that was laid to rest at Hogwarts. Loyalty Chief among Dumbledore's rivals within the Ministry was Torquil Travers, the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, who never tried to hide his dislike for the Hogwarts teacher. It is unclear whether the expulsion was enforced or not, or if it was temporary or permanent. 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