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Dedalus Diggle Character Analysis: Personality Traits, Family & Patronus

Dedalus Diggle Character Analysis: Personality Traits, Family & Patronus

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Dedalus Diggle is a wizard who was part of the Order of the Phoenix during both Wizarding Wars. He was active among the group that protected Harry Potter over the years and was eventually assigned to move and protect the Dursleys when Harry came of age. Once Harry turned 17, the Dursleys could no longer rely on the protection that Lily gave Harry when she died.

About Dedalus Diggle

Blood StatusUnknown
OccupationMember of the Order of the Phoenix
Zodiac SignLibra (speculative)

We know that Dedalus Diggle was already active in the Order of the Phoenix in the first wizarding war. Minerva McGonagall suspected that he was behind the downpour of shooting stars in Kent to celebrate the first defeat of Lord Voldemort when he attacked the baby Harry. Diggle seems to have been easily excitable.

He may have been one of the people who kept watch over Harry during his childhood. On at least one occasion he ran into Harry in what must have been a muggle shop. He bowed deeply to Harry before disappearing. Harry’s Aunt Petunia was very curious to know how Harry knew that man and why he bowed to him. Of course, we now know that she may have already suspected that the strange man was from the wizarding world.

Diggle officially met Harry on his eleventh birthday, when Hagrid took him to Diagon Alley. They met in the Leaky Cauldron, and Dedalus shook Harry’s hand five times and exclaimed that they had met before.

Dedalus Diggle and the Order of the Phoenix

When Dumbledore reformed the Order of the Phoenix in 1995, following the events of the Triwizard Tournament, Dedalus Diggle rejoined. He was part of the Advance Guard sent to escort Harry from Privett Drive to 12 Grimmauld Place along with Remus Lupin, Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones, Elphias Doge, and Emmeline Vance.

Diggle returned to Privett Drive in 1997 with Hestia Jones to escort the Dursleys to safety. He explained that they would drive about 10 miles from the house and then disapparate, in order to avoid the Ministry detecting the magic and using it to accuse Harry of underage wizardry. He then asked Vernon if he knew how to drive, and was very impressed that he could manage such a complex contraption.

Dedalus Diggle’s house was burnt down by Death Eaters following the fall of the Ministry of Magic in 1997, but he was not there as he was with the Dursleys. Presumably, it was his protective duties that prevented him from participating in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Presumably, the Dursleys were free to return to their old lives after the fall of Lord Voldemort, and Diggle was freed from his responsibilities. It is unknown whether Diggle was able to form a friendship with any of the Dursleys during their time together.

Dedalus Diggle Personality Type & Traits

Members of the Order of the Phoenix
Dedalus Diggle at the Leaky Cauldron

Dedalus Diggle is portrayed as easily excitable and a generally happy and affable person. But he must also have been an accomplished wizard to be entrusted with important tasks in the protection of Harry Potter. He remained loyal to the Order of the Phoenix for over 20 years and clearly did not lack courage.

Dedalus Diggle Zodiac Sign & Birthday

We do not know when Dedalus Diggle was born, but he was most likely born before 1960 to be old enough to be a member of the Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War. We also do not know his zodiac sign, but fans suggest that he could be a Libra. People born under this sign can be easily excitable, and also tend to be among the friendliest folk. But they also have a sharp intelligence that should not be underestimated.

Did Dedalus Diggle Fight in the Battle of Hogwarts?

Dedalus Diggle is not mentioned among the members of the Order of the Phoenix that arrived at Hogwarts for the final showdown with Lord Voldemort. Presumably, he and Hestia Jones were unable to abandon their position protecting the Dursleys.


Saturday 26th of February 2022

There are many neglected zodiac signs that I feel like these characters with unknown birthdays are better suited. For example, to me, Barty Crouch Sr is pretty clearly a Capricorn. I would suggest the author better research the signs before assigning just about every character as either a Taurus, Libra, or Virgo. I think Dedalus Diggle would be a Sagittarius who are fair minded, loyal, and don’t mind being in the background, but whom have a flare for jovial celebration. Just my humble opinion. I also would encourage some proofreading as some of these entries have both typographical errors and just plain errors, such as suggesting members of the Order of the Phoenix were reporting to Voldemort, when it should’ve said Dumbledore- I forget the specifics, I’ve read about 25 of the biographies of these fictional characters in the last half hour. Thanks! Otherwise, well done!

Jessica Suess

Tuesday 1st of March 2022

Thanks for your feedback. We spend a lot of time writing the articles, so it feels good to know that people are reading them and appreciating them. We'll try and do better in keeping everything as accurate as possible. Choosing zodiac signs is hard when we don't have the information. Always a matter of individual opinion.