Dolores Umbridge backstory to be released on Pottermore on Halloween


umbridge1This Halloween, J.K. Rowling will publish a 1,500-word backstory about character Dolores Umbridge on Pottermore.

According to a press release sent out today, the entry will reveal J.K. Rowling’s “first-person thoughts and reflections” about Umbridge, who is first introduced to readers in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as the Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic and new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor. In the press release, she is described as “the only person other than Lord Voldemort to leave a permanent physical scar on Harry.”

Pottermore teased the new information last week as part of their Trick or Treat celebration leading up to Halloween. Everyday leading up to Halloween, Pottermore sends out a riddles and picture that is part of a revelation coming October 31, presumably the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Judging by the Trick or Treat statements so far, we suspect J.K. Rowling will share new information on Wizarding Legislation (or at least something about the Ministry of Magic) and Divination professor, Sybil Trelawney, along with Umbridge. Threstals, centaurs, 12 Grimuald Place, and the Telephone Box port to the Ministry of Magic will no doubt appear in the book as well. And, who could forget the Patronus test J.K. Rowling teased last month? As the pictures say, all will be revealed October 31…


Are you excited for the new backstory on Umbridge? What are you most looking forward to in Order of the Phoenix? Tell us in the comments below!

Be sure to look out for Pottermore’s Trick or Treat riddle, released everyday at 4:00 p.m. BST/ 11:00 a.m. EST up until October 31.


2 responses to “Dolores Umbridge backstory to be released on Pottermore on Halloween

  1. Reblogged this on CynicalFanBlog and commented:
    Great news for the Potterheads! Halloween just got even better because J. K. Rowling is publishing a story on Umbridge next Friday! She may be heartless and sadistic, but hey, it’s Harry Potter related. (Expect a blog of my fangirling over it).⚡️

  2. I’m wondering why Umbridge became so sadistic and cruel. I understand she’s ambitios, powerhungry and that she has no scrupules (don’t know the word in English). But I know ambitious people that aren’t cruel. Concerning the new book, I hope all chapters will have at least one moment to explore. But it seems there could be more than 12 to be released, so there will be a chance that some of them won’t have a moment. I’m hoping I can explore the headquarters of the order more closely, and that I could collect many items and ingredients. This is the only way I can earn points as dueling and brewing aren’t accessible for reading impaired users that can’t use the mouse.

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