At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
Andre Egwu (born c. 1973) was a wizard who began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1984 and was Sorted into Ravenclaw. He was a devoted fan of the Pride of Portree Quidditch team.
Hogwarts years (1984-1990)
Andre joined the Ravenclaw Quidditch team, initially as a reserve Seeker. He was exceptionally skilled at flying, but was not good at playing as a Seeker. Despite this, he was considered the best Quidditch player at the school by some, though he himself thought that Charles Weasley was better. He was among the team members trapped by cursed ice in the Quidditch Changing Rooms.
Andre properly introduced himself to Jacob's sibling on their first Hogsmeade weekend trips, though they had met in Transfiguration and Flying classes before. During this year, Andre also revealed to Jacob's sibling that despite what people had heard of him, he was only a reserve Seeker, not an actual player on the team.
In the 1987–1988 school year, Andre expressed needing new buttons for his cloaks during the Button to Beetle Transfiguration lesson. During the lesson on the Snake Summons Spell, he wondered if he would have been judged should he wear snakeskin trousers.
In the 1988–1989 school year, after finishing the Potions O.W.L., Charles Weasley asked Jacob's sibling for help, for Andre apparently didn't think revisions were needed. The three met up at the Three Broomsticks Inn, where Andre's dream to become a professional Keeper was revealed to be his reason for disregarding preparations for the exam. After Jacob's sibling persuaded Andre to take the exam a little more seriously, the three chatted about careers over Butterbeer.
Sometime during his sixth year, Andre became a founding member of the Circle of Khanna, a group devoted to avenging Rowan Khanna and locating the final cursed vault. It was at the groups first meeting in the Hog's Head Inn that he learned of the malevolent organisation "R" and it's motives to locate the final Cursed Vault before them.
Magical abilities and skills
- Flying: Andre was a highly talented and accomplished broomstick flyer from an early age, quickly mastering various flying techniques during Flying class and being proficient enough to be selected on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team as Keeper. Some at Hogwarts considered him the best Quidditch player in the school, which clearly shows his impressive skill in this magical sport.
- Transfiguration: Andre was one of the most skilled students of Transfiguration of his year, alongside fellow Ravenclaws Talbott Winger and Tulip Karasu, obtaining a passing grade in his Ordinary Wizarding Level in the subject. He regularly participated in Jacob's sibling and Rowan Khanna up front in Professor McGonagall's Transfiguration lessons.
- Muggle Studies: Andre earned an O.W.L. in Muggle Studies and continued the subject at N.E.W.T. level.
Behind the scenes
- "Andre has a passion for Quidditch matched only by his passion for wizard fashion. He works hard, plays hard, and dresses the part."
- — Andre's character description[src]
- In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Andre is unlocked as a friend upon the completion of Chapter 1 of Year 4.
- Upon reaching maximum friendship at level 10 with Andre, a unique clothing item is gifted to the player: a Pride of Portree shirt.
- He is one of the four characters (along with Merula Snyde, Penny Haywood, and Barnaby Lee) available as romance options for all four dating side quests: Celestial Ball, First Date, Valentine's Day, and Festival Fun. As with all other options, this can be done regardless of Jacob's sibling's gender.
- In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, when Jacob's sibling needed to secure a broomstick to fly into the Forbidden Forest, the player got to choose between Andre, Merula Snyde, and Ismelda Murk. If Andre was chosen, his concern was that he might get kicked off the Ravenclaw Quidditch team, Jacob's sibling getting hurt, and his broom, given to him by his grandmother, getting broken.
- During the Celestial Ball side quest, he says Charlie Weasley is usually everyone's favourite Quidditch player, and if he isn't, he should be. However, he also calls Jacob's sibling and Erika Rath his favourite players in the 'Rivalry, Respect and Rath' side quest.
- In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, when Jacob's sibling needed an additional helper alongside Charlie Weasley and Sickleworth to search for the missing half of Torvus' family heirloom in the Forbidden Forest, the player got to choose between Andre, Ben Copper, and Ismelda Murk. If Andre was chosen, Charlie would respond having to always think it cool should they be on the same team, as they are both Qudditch players but for different House.
- His favourite colour is purple.
- His least favourite colour is pink.
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (First appearance)
Notes and references
- As his grandmother played on a Quidditch team, she had to be a witch. This means Andre had at least one magical or Squib parent. It is possible that he would be considered muggle-born if he was the child of a Squib and a Muggle.
- "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Quidditch Season 2, Chapter 2 (Andre Egwu, Quidditch Wizard)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, "Ordinary Wizarding Levels" Achievement - Part 2, Side Quest "Career Minded"
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 5 (Time to Fly) (info revealed if Andre was selected as the one to borrow broomstick from)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 3 (Three Broomsticks)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (see this image)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 20 (A Circle of Friends)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2 onward, Andre was seen in the same Transfiguration class as Jacob's sibling and Rowan Khanna, meaning they are in the same year.
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2 onward, when Transfiguration becomes available, one possible speech bubble would be "I love animals." by Andre.
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 8 (Training the Team)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Chapter 9 (Wizards Unite!)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 1 (Year Three Begins) - Flying Lesson "Rolling"
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 3 (On the Case)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Side Quest "Poor Sport"
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 8 (Sickleworth) - Transfiguration Lesson "Beetle to Button"
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 12 (Working with Snape) - Transfiguration Lesson "Serpensortia"
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, "Ordinary Wizarding Levels" Achievement - Part 1, Side Quest "Take the O.W.L.s!"
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 3 (Three Broomsticks) - He has worn the same scarf upon first appearance in Year 2, though only until this chapter where it was confirmed to be the Pride of Portree scarf.
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 3 (On the Case)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 10 (Seeing Red) (info revealed if Andre was selected as the additional helper)