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Five Important “Harry Potter” Friendships

The trio had several fantastic friendship moments, but they aren’t the only set of best friends in the Harry Potter series. The other characters in the series also formed strong relationships with each other. Today, I look at five sets of best friends that aren’t the trio.

 

James Potter, Sirius Black, and Remus Lupin

 

 

But apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black… Peter Pettigrew… and, of course, your father, Harry — James Potter.” (PoA 354)

These three would have done anything they could have to protect each other. Unfortunately, they were also friends with Peter Pettigrew, who eventually betrayed James and Lily, falsely framed Sirius for his own crime, and ultimately permanently severed the friendship between the Marauders.

 

Lavender Brown and Parvati Patil

 

 

Parvati tightened her arm around Lavender’s shoulders.
‘But then, why would you dread him [Lavender’s pet rabbit] dying?’ said Hermione.
Parvati glared at her.” (PoA 148)

Although they might not have always been the nicest to their classmates, these two had a strong bond. Besides their time in Divination and Dumbledore’s Army, we don’t get to see much of their interactions, which definitely seems like a missed opportunity to showcase a strong female friendship. Regardless, they were supportive of one each other and were there for each other during their hardest times.

 

Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan

 

 

The only person who was not particularly pleased to see Katie Bell back at school was Dean Thomas, because he would no longer be required to fill her place as Chaser. He took the blow stoically enough when Harry told him, merely grunting and shrugging, but Harry had the distinct feeling as he walked away that Dean and Seamus were muttering mutinously behind his back.” (HBP 518)

These two became friends in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and stayed friends throughout the entire series. However, they didn’t always have a consistently good friendship. When Harry revealed the truth about Voldemort’s resurrection, Dean took Harry’s side, and Seamus believed the Ministry’s lies. However, they managed to get through it, and like Lavender and Parvati, they were there for each other.

 

Fred Weasley and George Weasley

 

 

Mr. Weasley dropped to his knees beside George. For the first time since Harry had known him, Fred seemed to be lost for words. He gaped over the back of the sofa at his twin’s wound as if he could not believe what he was seeing.” (DH 74)

In addition to being twin brothers, these two are also best friends. They were there for each other from birth and stayed by each other’s sides until Fred’s tragic end.

 

Draco Malfoy, Gregory Goyle, and Vincent Crabbe

 

 

As for the fact that Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle appeared to be going their different ways when they were usually inseparable, these things happened as people got older — Ron and Hermione, Harry reflected sadly, were living proof.” (HBP 388)

Although the power dynamics between these three were not always equal, they cared about each other and were incredibly loyal to each other, both of which are important characteristics in a great friendship.

 

What do you think of my list? Are there any other friendships you would include? Let us know in the comments!

Minal Daswani

I entered the wizarding world in 2006, and haven’t left. In my Muggle time, I enjoy reading, bingeing TV shows, baking, and travellng.