Character Information
Portrayed by John Bradley
Name: Rubeus Hagrid
Aliases: -
Birthday: 6 December, 1928
Position: Gryffindor
Lineage: Half-giant (half-blood)


From behind, this young boy could easily be mistaken for a rotund, full-grown man of six feet. Only his youthful facial features give him away as the child he is. Atop his broad shoulders, his plump cheeks round out his broad face, frequently made fuller with a pleasant smile. Though his eyes are dark, there is a glimmer of light in them, glinting like black beetles. His shaggy black hair is even darker, and usually something of a disheveled mess.


Rubeus was born on 6 December, 1928, in the West Country near the Forest of Dean. The giantess Fridwulfa was not the most loving mother, feeling a detachment from her son due to his mixed blood. She treated her husband more like a pet than a spouse, but even that wouldn't last. When Rubeus was three years old, Fridwulfa departed to once again join her giant colony.

Mr. Hagrid was left to raise his son alone. The tiny man does the best he can, despite the challenges of rearing a boy that grew taller than him by age six. The young Rubeus found great amusement from picking up his father and setting him atop a dresser when annoyed with him. But despite these troubles, Rubeus knows he is loved, and the father and son are very close.

Much of their bonding time comes from excursions into the forest together. Mr. Hagrid has taught his son all he knows about the land and the animals that inhabit it. Rubeus soaked it all up like a sponge, finding a kinship with many of the misunderstood beasts of the wilds. It wasn't long before Rubeus was teaching his father a few things about the animals. In time, Rubeus was venturing into the woods alone, and began bringing "friends" home with him. Mr. Hagrid tried to be understanding, but eventually he had to start setting some of his son's pets free, or finding new homes for them. It saddened Rubeus, but he always found a new beastie to replace those that had said goodbye.

Rubeus has not grown up with many human friends. Being a half-giant, most wizards are fearful of him, and his father has considered it best to limit his exposure to Muggles. The few children his age that Rubeus has met have mostly been less than kind. Nevertheless, Rubeus has remained jovial and enthusiastic about making new friends.


Sixteen inches, English oak, rather bendy, with a unicorn hair core.


Rubeus has a pet niffler named Snuffles. Hide your shinies.

RP Hooks

Obsessed with Animals
Rubeus is absolutely obsessed with animals and beasts of all kinds. He will be very attracted to interesting and unusual pets, as well as to anyone who shares his zoological interests.
As a half-breed, Rubeus is an easy target for bullying.

Character Diamond

A character diamond represents the core, unchangeable traits of a character.

This friendly half-giant is a sensitive creature, prone to deep feeling and overwhelming compassion.
Rubeus has a trusting, childlike quality about him. It can make him gullible, but also endearing.
Thinking of others first comes naturally to Rubeus. He loves to feel helpful, and he has a strong work ethic.
As strong of spirit as he is of body, Rubeus is brave to the point of foolhardiness.

Class of 1947

Like Rubeus, the following characters are from the class of 1947 at Hogwarts:

Andara Beauregard Brand Claudia Druella Eutheria Hellebore Lissie Lyall Myrtle Olive Orion Rocky Wilhelmina


Wealth: Poor
The Hagrid family is anything but wealthy. They get by largely on hunting and trading.
Friend to Beasts
Rubeus loves animals more than anything else in the world, the more dangerous and exotic, the better. Thankfully, most of them seem to love him just as much.
Loose Lips
Rubeus's mouth runs ahead of his good sense. He's terrible at keeping secrets.
The half-giant lad wants so badly to make friends that he'll trust just about anyone.

Half-Giant Benefits & Drawbacks

Those with giant blood possess a number of advantages, and some drawbacks.

  • Superhuman Strength: Part-giants receive a +6 bonus to all rolls to apply physical strength (including damage from unarmed, melee, or thrown attacks).
  • Superhuman Toughness: Part-giants receive a +6 bonus to all rolls to avoid injury (including spell casting rolls against spells with physical effects).
  • Intimidating Presence: Part-giants gain +2 to rolls to intimidate or overawe.
  • Social Difficulties: Part-giants suffers a -2 penalty to all rolls to charm or persuade.


Logs featuring Rubeus Logs that refer to Rubeus



I don't know his name, but he's scary.


She helped me with the trolley on the Hogwarts Express. She seems really nice.


Tom isn't at all like I heard Slytherins were.



Bailey Charlie Corina Cyrene Hephaesta Kimiko Lucian Norman Valda


Felix Max Moira Oberon
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