Hermione, who's full name is Hermione Jane Granger, is easily
the brightest witch in her year at Hogwarts. She is a Gryffindor who entered Hogwarts in 1991. Her parents are Muggles, and
both dentists. She reads voraciously and tends to believe that anything worth knowing about can be learned about in books.
When she discovered, for example, that Divination was more of an imprecise art than an exact science, and that all her reading
and researching couldn't make a Seer out of her, she quit the class. In her first year at Hogwarts, Hermione found herself
disliked by most of the other kids. She was a bossy know-it-all who told everyone else off for not doing everything according
to the rules. She mellowed somewhat over that first year and even more in the years that followed, but she has not lost her
disapproval of rule-breaking.
Hermione has a brilliant mind. She has memorized many, many
spells and can logic her way through difficult situations that stump everyone else. She alone knows how to cast the Alohomora
charm and portable, waterproof fires are a specialty of hers. She even spent one school year taking double classes using a
Time Turner to be in two places at once, but she found this too exhausting to keep up. She excels at most subject and often
helps Neville Longbottom through difficult Potions classes. Most teachers consider her a star pupil, although Snape calls
her a show-off.
Hermione has bushy brown hair and brown eyes (CS13). Her birthday
is September 19 (AOL) and for a birthday present in 1993 she bought herself a large ginger cat named Crookshanks. Her best
friends are Ron Weasley and Harry Potter; she also gets along very well with Ginny Weasley. In her fourth year at Hogwarts,
she found herself the object of the affection of Viktor Krum, a famous Quidditch player from Bulgaria, who was a visiting
student at Hogwarts from Durmstrang Institute. She returned his affection to some extent, although she seems to be developing
an interesting relationship with Ron which might grow into something more. Only time will tell.
Hermione has a developing social conscience and will work
tirelessly for those she sees as oppressed or an underdog. She is quick to take Neville under her wing and help him along,
especially in Potions class. She bought Crookshanks from a magical creatures store because no one had wanted him. She spent
hours preparing a defense for Buckbeak, a falsely-accused hippogriff, and later began to take an interest in the plight of