15 Things That Happened to Harry Potter Characters After The Books Ended

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How the lives of J.K. Rowling's main characters turned out.

Harry Potter

In the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we learn that Harry married Ginny Weasley and became the father of three children: James Sirius, Lily Moon, and Albus Severus. After Voldemort's defeat, Potter didn't return to Hogwarts and never took the N.E.W.T. exams.

He still managed to get a job as an auror at the Ministry of Magic and played quite a significant role in restoring law and order in the wizarding world. At the age of 26, Harry was promoted to the Head of the Office — he was the youngest wizard to ever hold this position.

Potter's relationship with the Dursleys hasn't changed much, although he and his cousin decided to keep in touch as a family: the Potters even visited Dudley's house several times.

Ron Weasley

After the Battle of Hogwarts, Ron Weasley married Hermione Granger and the couple had two children, Rose and Hugo.

Ron also worked as an auror at the Ministry of Magic and assisted his best friend in restoring the department. He was in this position for two years and then decided to leave the Ministry to co-manage Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes with his older brother George.

We also know that Ron obtained a Muggle driver's license — though it's unclear why he needed it — and became the godfather to Harry's eldest son, James Sirius.

Hermione Granger

After defeating the Dark Lord, Hermione returned to Hogwarts to finish her education and sit the exams. Later, she joined two departments at the Ministry of Magic.

Throughout her career at the Ministry, Hermione advocated for the rights of house-elves and other underprivileged non-humans and fought to eradicate laws restricting the rights of Muggles or muggle-born wizards. After years of tireless work, Hermione Granger became Minister of Magic, succeeding Kingsley Shacklebolt.

Hermione also translated The Tales of Beedle the Bard, originally written in runes. She is the godmother of James Sirius Potter.

Neville Longbottom

Like Harry and Ron, Neville Longbottom found employment at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. However, he didn't work there for long as he was soon offered a position as a herbology professor at Hogwarts. Professor Longbottom became one of the school's most beloved teachers.

As for his personal life, Neville married Hannah Abbott, a former Hufflepuff student who had fought together with him against the Death Eaters. The couple lived at the Leaky Cauldron, which passed into the Abbott family's possession. Neville and Hannah are childless by choice.

Draco Malfoy

After Harry Potter risked his life to save Malfoy, the badboy revised his worldview and realized that many of his father's principles were wrong. Although his family was not imprisoned for aiding and abetting the Dark Lord, Draco carried the responsibility for what happened throughout his life.

Draco married former Slytherin student Astoria Greengrass, the younger sister of his friend Daphne Greengrass. The couple had a son, Scorpius.

Luna Lovegood

Growing up, Luna Lovegood was interested in rare magical creatures, which led her to become a magizoologist.

At her work, Luna met Rolf Scamander, also a magizoologist and distant relative of Newt Scamander, the main character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The couple had twin boys named Lorcan and Lysander.

Rubeus Hagrid

After the second wizarding war, Hagrid returned to Hogwarts to continue teaching Care of Magical Creatures. Once again, his love of giant beasts naturally put the students in great danger, but fortunately, no one was hurt.

The relationship between Hagrid and Madame Maxime, the principal of Beauxbatons, didn't work out.

Hagrid lived to a very advanced age and even managed to meet Albus Severus, the Potters' second son. Like his father, the boy would come to the hut and enjoy tea with Hagrid.