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Character : Percy Weasley

"Can't stay long, Mother," he said. "I'm up front, the prefects have got two compartments to themselves --"
"Oh, are you a prefect, Percy?" said one of the twins, with an air of great surprise. "You should have said something, we had no idea."
"Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it," said the other twin. "Once --"
"Or twice --"
"A minute --"
"All summer --"
"Oh, shut up," said Percy the Prefect.

Related characters : Percy Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Molly Weasley

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 6 : The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Rating : 3,08/5 (106 votes) - Comments
"Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it's no big deal, because they did it first. You never get anything new, either, with five brothers. I've got Bill's old robes, Charlie's old wand, and Percy's old rat."

Ron to Harry
Related characters : Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Percy Weasley, Bill Weasley, Peter Pettigrew

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 6 : The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Rating : 3,14/5 (120 votes) - Comments
"His name's Scabbers and he's useless, he hardly ever wakes up. Percy got an owl from my dad for being made a prefect, but they couldn't aff -- I mean, I got Scabbers instead."
Ron's ears went pink. He seemed to think he'd said too much, because he went back to staring out of the window.
Harry didn't think there was anything wrong with not being able to afford an owl. After all, he'd never had any money in his life until a month ago, and he told Ron so, all about having to wear Dudley's old clothes and never getting proper birthday presents. This seemed to cheer Ron up.

Related characters : Ron Weasley, Peter Pettigrew, Arthur Weasley, Percy Weasley, Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 6 : The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Rating : 2,98/5 (120 votes) - Comments
"Potter, Harry!"
As Harry stepped forward, whispers suddenly broke out like little hissing fires all over the hall.
"Potter, did she say?"
"The Harry Potter?"
The last thing Harry saw before the hat dropped over his eyes was the hall full of people craning to get a good look at him. Next second he was looking at the black inside of the hat. He waited.
"Hmm," said a small voice in his ear. "Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, A my goodness, yes -- and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting... So where shall I put you?"
Harry gripped the edges of the stool and thought, Not Slytherin, not Slytherin.
"Not Slytherin, eh?" said the small voice. "Are you sure? You could be great, you know, it's all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that -- no? Well, if you're sure -- better be GRYFFINDOR!"
Harry heard the hat shout the last word to the whole hall. He took off the hat and walked shakily toward the Gryffindor table. He was so relieved to have been chosen and not put in Slytherin, he hardly noticed that he was getting the loudest cheer yet. Percy the Prefect got up and shook his hand vigorously, while the Weasley twins yelled, "We got Potter! We got Potter!"

Related characters : Minerva McGonagall, The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter, Percy Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,49/5 (107 votes) - Comments
Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the students, his arms opened wide, as if nothing could have pleased him more than to see them all there.
"Welcome," he said. "Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"
"Thank you!"
He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. Harry didn't know whether to laugh or not.
"Is he -- a bit mad?" he asked Percy uncertainly.
"Mad?" said Percy airily. "He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?"

Related characters : Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Percy Weasley

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,25/5 (97 votes) - Comments
Harry, who was starting to feel warm and sleepy, looked up at the High Table again. Hagrid was drinking deeply from his goblet. Professor McGonagall was talking to Professor Dumbledore. Professor Quirrell, in his absurd turban, was talking to a teacher with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin.
It happened very suddenly. The hook-nosed teacher looked past Quirrell's turban straight into Harry's eyes -- and a sharp, hot pain shot across the scar on Harry's forehead.
"Ouch!" Harry clapped a hand to his head.
"What is it?" asked Percy.
"N-nothing."
The pain had gone as quickly as it had come. Harder to shake off was the feeling Harry had gotten from the teacher's look -- a feeling that he didn't like Harry at all.
"Who's that teacher talking to Professor Quirrell?" he asked Percy.
"Oh, you know Quirrell already, do you? No wonder he's looking so nervous, that's Professor Snape. He teaches Potions, but he doesn't want to -- everyone knows he's after Quirrell's job. Knows an awful lot about the Dark Arts, Snape."
Harry watched Snape for a while, but Snape didn't look at him again.

Related characters : Harry Potter, Percy Weasley, Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Quirinus Quirrell, Severus Snape

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,32/5 (110 votes) - Comments
"And finally, I must tell you that this year, the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a very painful death."
Harry laughed, but he was one of the few who did.
"He's not serious?" he muttered to Percy.
"Must be," said Percy, frowning at Dumbledore. "It's odd, because he usually gives us a reason why we're not allowed to go somewhere -- the forest's full of dangerous beasts, everyone knows that. I do think he might have told us prefects, at least."

Related characters : Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Percy Weasley

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7 : The Sorting Hat

Rating : 3,30/5 (98 votes) - Comments
“Percy’s been acting very oddly this summer,” said George, frowning. “And he has been sending a lot of letters and spending a load of time shut up in his room... I mean, there’s only so many times you can polish a prefect badge...

Related characters : George Weasley, Percy Weasley

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 3 : The Burrow

Rating : 3,02/5 (96 votes) - Comments
“If we’re not careful, we’ll have another Head Boy in the family. I don’t think I could stand the shame.”

George about Percy
Related characters : George Weasley, Percy Weasley, Bill Weasley

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 4 : At Flourish and Blotts

Rating : 3,19/5 (102 votes) - Comments
In a tiny junk shop full of broken wands, lopsided brass scales, and old cloaks covered in potion stains they found Percy, deeply immersed in a small and deeply boring book called Prefects Who Gained Power.
“A study of Hogwarts prefects and their later careers,” Ron read aloud off the back cover. “That sounds fascinating...”
“Go away,” Percy snapped.
“ ’Course, he’s very ambitious, Percy, he’s got it all planned out... He wants to be Minister of Magic ...” Ron told Harry and Hermione in an undertone as they left Percy to it.

Related characters : Ron Weasley, Percy Weasley

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 4 : At Flourish and Blotts

Rating : 3,17/5 (84 votes) - Comments
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