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Susan Bones Character Analysis: Half-Blood Hufflepuff

Susan Bones Character Analysis: Half-Blood Hufflepuff

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Susan Bones is a witch who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was in the same year as Harry Potter but in Hufflepuff. In her fifth year joined the DA to learn defense against the dark arts from Harry.

Susan is one of the youngest members of the Bones family. While they are not considered a pure-blood family, they have a strong name in the wizarding community both as supporters of the Ministry of Magic and opposers of Lord Voldemort.

About Susan Bones

Blood StatusHalf-Blood
DA Member
Zodiac SignCancer (speculative)

Susan Bones and Lord Voldemort

The majority of Susan’s family, including her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins were killed by Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters during the First Wizarding War.

When many of Lord Voldemort’s Death Eater supporters escaped from Azkaban in Susan’s fifth year at Hogwarts, she began to receive a lot of attention at school. Other students would often talk about her and ask her how it felt to know that the people who murdered her family were at large. This gave her and Harry something to bond over.

Susan was also bullied by Crabbe and Goyle, members of Slytherin. They said that her aunt Amelia Bones was causing problems in the Ministry of Magic and needed to be “taught a lesson”. The following summer, Amelia Bones was killed by Lord Voldemort as she represented powerful opposition to him within the Ministry.

All of this probably motivated Susan to become a member of the DA. She understood better than most the need to protect herself and the people she cares about against dark wizards. This was also probably in her mind when she chose to stay and fight at the Battle of Hogwarts in her seventh year at Hogwarts.

It seems that Susan Bones survives the battle and the Second Wizarding War. She is not listed among the dead, but we don’t know what happened to her after that. Perhaps she continued the family tradition of working for the Ministry.

Susan Bones Personality Type & Traits

Susan Bones comes across as a friendly and intelligent person. But she lacks the competitive streak that might allow her to stand out. She also lacks self-confidence and has a tendency to retreat into herself when she suffers a setback. But she also fiercely protects and respects her nearest and dearest, especially her family.

Susan Bones Zodiac Sign & Birthday

Cancer Zodiac Sign Symbol and Dates

We are never told Susan Bones’ birthday. She must have been born in 1979 or 1980, just before the end of the First Wizarding War, to be in Harry’s year at school. Fans suggest that her zodiac sign may be Cancer. People born under Cancer are very family-oriented and define themselves by their connections. They also tend to avoid the spotlight and prefer to help others to shine.

Susan Bones Family Tree

Susan is a member of the Bones family. This half-blood wizarding family is well known and respected for their support of the Ministry of Magic, and their opposition to Lord Voldemort, especially during the First Wizarding War. Tragically, most of Susan’s family were killed by Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.

Susan’s grandparents were powerful wizards killed by Lord Voldemort himself during the First Wizarding War. Her uncle Edgar, who was a member of the Order of the Phoenix, his wife, and his children were killed by Death Eaters at the same time.

Her aunt Amelia Bones survived and made a name for herself within the Ministry of Magic, supporting the magical community and protecting it against dark wizards. When Susan was at school, Amelia was working as the Head of Magical Law Enforcement.

Amelia Bones was one of the interrogators at Harry Potter’s disciplinary hearing when he was almost expelled from Hogwarts for conjuring a Patronus in front of his muggle cousin Dudley. But while Cornelius Fudge and Dolores Umbridge wanted to railroad Harry for political reasons, fair-minded Amelia ensured that the trial remained fair, which helped Harry to be acquitted.

Amelia Bones was impressed by Harry’s ability to conjure a corporeal Patronus at such a young age. She shared this information with Susan, who mentioned it to Harry when she joined the DA. The approval of her aunt may be one of the reasons that Susan trusted Harry to teach her defense against the dark arts.

Amelia Bones was killed by Lord Voldemort in the summer of 1996 to remove her powerful voice from the Ministry of Magic that he was trying to dominate. This left Susan one of the few remaining members of the Bones family.

Susan Bones Magical Abilities

Susan presumably got a wand for herself at the age of eleven from Ollivander and learned to accomplish many spells with it. She seems to have had no serious problems passing her exams each year at Hogwarts.

As a member of the DA, she presumably learned how to cast a Patronus. However, we do not know what form it took. We also know that she learned to Apparate during her time at Hogwarts.

Susan Bones Splinching

Apparation is how wizards move from one location to another instantly, without traversing the space in-between. To Apparate legally, wizards must pass a test to get a license, which they can do when they are 17. Susan Bones participated in lessons and an Apparation exam during her time at Hogwarts. During one of her lessons, she Splinched herself.

Splinching is when you leave part of yourself behind when you Apparate. You effectively split yourself in two as part of you transports and the other part doesn’t. Susan managed to Splinch a leg. Fortunately, it was reconnected with the rest of her by Madam Pomfrey. Nevertheless, her confidence did suffer a blow from the experience.


Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Ilove how your title says she's a pure blood when the chart in your article states half blood

Jessica Suess

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Thanks for pointing out our blooper and letting us get it right (this time).