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The savior of the wizarding world after defeating Lord Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts. Harry Potter is Head of Magical Law Enforcement, after getting possession of an illegal Time-Turner he decides to hand it to Hermione. Rumors of this Time-Turner were roaming the streets it caught the attention of Amos Diggory. However, one obstacle that Harry has in his life is being a parent. Since his parents died, Harry has no basis into what a parent has to do. Harry tries to be closer to his son Albus, but he shuts him out. One day, Harry told Albus, that sometimes he wishes Albus wasn’t his son.
The Minister of Magic, mother to Rose and Hugo Granger-Weasley. She is a hardworking and strong woman. She has not changed since she was a Hogwarts student herself, type A and a bookworm.
Hermione’s husband. Ron is goofy and fun, which makes sense since he runs a joke shop with his brother George called Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Ron is more a stay at home dad since his wife his busy working in the Ministry of Magic.
Son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy. The Malfoy family has always believed in blood purity, which is why they followed Voldemort when he was trying to rule the wizarding world. However, during the Battle of Hogwarts, the Malfoy family changed their allegiance. In the Cursed Child, Draco’s personality has changed, he is devoted to being a father, raising his son to be kinder and more accepting of other people. Draco is unemployed because he lives with the Malfoy family money, he dedicates his days by reading alchemical manuscripts and keeping Dark artifacts.
Harry Potter’s wife and Ron’s younger sister. Editor of the Sports section of the Daily Prophet. Harry described his wife as bold, fierce and funny.
Albus Severus Potter
Harry and Ginny Potter’s middle child, the only one from the three Potter children to be sorted into Slytherin House. His father said that he shares the same qualities as his mother which makes him a great son. Physically, Albus is similar to his father and share one weakness, friendship.
Hermione and Ron’s daughter. Rose is similar to her mother, she is well-read, intelligent and organized. During her second year at Hogwarts, Rose became the Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Rose had a close relationship with her cousin Albus, however after arriving at Hogwarts and being sorted into different houses caused them to drift apart.
James Sirius Potter Jr.
Harry and Ginny Potter’s eldest son. James goofy personality is similar to his uncles Fred and George Weasley. Being the eldest son, James, inherited his father’s invisibility cloak.
Lily Luna Potter Jr.
Harry and Ginny’s youngest daughter, beginning the play, she was too young to go to Hogwarts. However, since the story goes forward years later, we see Lily get sorted into Gryffindor House, which disappoints her brother, Albus.
Son of Draco Malfoy, unlike his father, Scorpius is sweet, geeky, and more of a follower than a leader. After a rumor of his true parentage, Scorpius was marginalized by the rest of the students. However, he has one friend, Albus Potter. Scorpius enjoys reading and has a great historical knowledge since he knew about the Triwizard Tournament.
Professor Minerva McGonagall
Headmistress at Hogwarts during Albus Potter’s year at Hogwarts.
The first year flying lesson teacher.
Hufflepuff student, when Harry Potter studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Cedric was one of the competitors of the Triwizard Tournament. During the last challenge of the Tournament, Harry and Cedric grabbed the cup, which transported them to Voldemort. There Peter Pettigrew, under the order of Lord Voldemort, made him use the Killing Curse on Cedric. After Albus and Scorpius made sure that Cedric lost the Tournament, Cedric became an angry man. His anger made him become into a Death Eater, who then later kills Neville Longbottom.
Cedric Diggory’s father. After the events of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Amos, always blamed Harry for the death of his son. In the play we see Amos in a wheelchair, he has been sending Harry owls for months in order to get a meeting with him. One of his owls replied with an appointment, two months later. However, when the appointment was going to happen, he receives an owl rescheduling his meeting for two more months. Tired of being rescheduled, Amos, with his “niece” and caretaker, Delphi, decides to pay Harry Potter a visit. Amos heard the Time-Turner story and asked Harry Potter to go back in time and save his son from being killed back in 1995. Harry tells him that he can’t mess with the timelines and that the Theodore Nott story was a rumor. Albus Potter overhears this conversation decides to help Amos get his son back by stealing the Time-Turner from the Ministry of Magic.
The most powerful evil wizard to attack the wizarding world. When Harry was a baby, Voldemort entered his home in Godric Hollows in order to kill him. However, Lily Potter placed a protection charm which caused the Killing Curse to rebound to Voldemort, killing him instantly. As the result, Harry got a lightning bolt scar on his forehead, which only hurts when Voldemort is near. After the third Triwizard Tournament, Voldemort was resurrected by using Harry Potter’s blood. A couple of years later, the Battle of Hogwarts occurred where Harry Potter defeated Voldemort.
Daughter of Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange, born before the Battle of Hogwarts. Delphi was an orphan, similar to her father, until one day, Rodolphus Lestrange, Bellatrix husband, told Delphi of her true parentage and the prophecy she was meant to fulfill. Delphi used the Confundus Charm on Amos Diggory, in order to pass herself as his niece. Similar to her father, Delphi can speak Parseltongue and devoted her life to making her late father proud. After being defeated by Harry, Hermione, Draco and Albus, Delphi was sent to Azkaban for using the Killing Curse on Craig Bowker Jr.
Potions Professor at Hogwarts, he died during the Battle of Hogwarts. He devoted his life to Albus Dumbledore, he watched the Death Eaters and joined Voldemort’s clan. Harry considers Snape as one of the bravest man he ever knew. Albus Severus Potter is named after Severus Snape.
Former Hogwarts professor, who was killed by Severus Snape, before the Battle of Hogwarts. Dumbledore played a paternal role in Harry’s life, the person whom Harry asks for guidance. In the play, Harry talks to Dumbledore via a portrait, he tells Harry that love has blinded him. However, Professor McGonagall told him that he should ignore what he said because portraits don’t represent half of their subjects.
Hogwarts student. She said that when Albus passes through the halls even the portraits turn their backs. In the timeline of the Scorpion King, Polly asked Scorpius if he would go with her to the Blood Ball.
Hired one hundred and ninety years back when the Hogwarts Express first began. She herself makes Pumpkin Pasties which transforms into grenades. Her job description also includes making sure every student on the train arrives at their destination. In all her years in service, no student has successfully left the train before arriving at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter’s aunt. She has always hated her nephew, Harry, and his father. Since she was a child she thought that her sister, Lily, was a freak because she was a witch. After James and Lily Potter were killed by Lord Voldemort, Petunia received the custody of Harry Potter, being Harry’s only relative. In the Cursed Child, Harry tells Albus that after Petunia’s death, her son Dudley found his baby blanket. The blanket was the only thing Harry had from his mother, so he wanted to give it to Albus.
Harry Potter’s spoiled cousin. Dudley has never liked his cousin, however, before the Battle of Hogwarts, Dudley made amends with his cousin. After his mother died, he found among her possessions, the blanket in which Harry was handed over to the Dursleys.
Harry Potter’s uncle and Petunia’s husband. In the play, Vernon appears in Harry’s dream where we see the night when Hagrid tells Harry about his magical powers.
Keeper of Keys at Hogwarts. On the night of James and Lily Potter’s death, Hagrid arrived at the scene afterward and saw baby Harry on his crib. He takes him and under Dumbledore’s order, Hagrid drops him at Privet Drive to the Dursleys household.
The last known fact from Umbridge is that she is a prisoner in Azkaban. In the Cursed Child, she is Hogwarts headmaster, after Harry Potter and members of Dumbledore’s Army were killed. She demands order and respect even from Scorpius or the Scorpion King. In the end, Umbridge discovers Snape and Scorpius true allegiance, she begins to attack Snape, but he propels her before casting her spell.
Full name Myrtle Elizabeth Warren, a former student at Hogwarts. She was killed in 1943 by a Basilisk, under Tom Riddle’s (Lord Voldemort) order. Her ghost haunts the girl’s bathroom, where she was killed.
James Potter Sr.
Harry Potter’s father who died protecting his wife and son from Lord Voldemort.
Lily Potter Sr.
Harry Potter’s mother whose love protected him when Lord Voldemort cast a Killing Curse on Harry.
Durmstrang student who participates in the Triwizard Tournament in 1994. In real time, Victor was Hermione’s date to the Yule Ball. However, Albus and Scorpius, dressed as Durmstrang students, used Expelliarmus to gain Cedric’s wand. Hermione saw the two boys and she had suspicious that the two Durmstrang boys were involved in the disappearance of Cedric’s wand. When Viktor asked her to the Yule Ball, she declined and went with Ron. In result of that, Hermione and Ron remained friends, but they never fell in love.
A centaur who has philosophical Divination skills, he is protective of the Forbidden Forrest, now is centaur land. Harry Potter went to the Forbidden Forrest in order to find Albus, speaking with Bane, he told him that there was a dangerous cloud around Albus Potter.
The Triwizard Tournament showman, who uses the Sonorus spell to amplify his voice.
Craig Bowker Jr.
A Hogwarts student killed by Delphi, when he found Scorpius and Albus in the Quidditch Pitch, kidnapped by Delphi.
Draco Malfoy’s wife and mother to Scorpius. According to Draco, Astoria was frail, after an ancestor was cursed, she had a serious blood malediction, which could resurface after generations. During Scorpius third year at Hogwarts, Astoria died due to an illness.
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