Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A-Z Challenge: U is for Umbridge.

We're getting into the "hard" letters.  What works with U?  I could skip U, but then that would sort of be like failing.  Oh, I've got it.  I'll use a Harry Potter character because it's easy to find one that fits with U.  We're going to focus on Dolores Umbridge, the horrific undersecretary and Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor in Harry's year 5 (Order of the Phoenix).

Here's the wonderful story of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as drawn by Lucy Kinsler (click the image for full-size version).

Five Facts about Umbridge:
  • Her middle name is Jane. That was originally Hermione's middle name, but having her share with Umbridge? No way.
  • Played by Imelda Staunton in the movies.
  • Has an unusually short wand. According to Ollivander unusually short wants usually select those with stunted moral character.
  • Wore the Slytherin locket in book 7, Deathly Hallows, claiming the S represented Selwyn and that she was a part of the family to bolster pure-blood claims.
  • After Voldemort's defeat Umbridge was arrested, tried, and was banished to a lifetime sentence in Azkaban for crimes against humanity.
For more information check out her page in the Harry Potter wiki.


  1. I haven't got my U post up yet.

  2. Yes the letters are getting harder, but you did great with your U word.


  3. Cool poster. I think Umbridge was so scary because she was so ordinary. And she was so sure she was right.

    1. That's a great point. Thank you.

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