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Jacob's sibling: "She's from some famous Quidditch family, isn't she?"
Penny Haywood: "Yes, her dad's Ethan Parkin! He's a Quidditch legend!"
Jacob's sibling and Penny Haywood discuss Skye Parkin[src]

Ethan Parkin was a wizard and a famous Quidditch player, a descendant of the Walter Parkin, the founder of the Wigtown Wanderers.[5]


Early life

Ethan Parkin was born at some point in around the late 1940s or early 1950s.[1] He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1960s, and played on the Quidditch team of his house.

He was known for his aggressive and rough play style and for preferring to score on his own rather than rely on teammates. According to Madam Hooch, even when he played at Hogwarts he usually committed at least one foul per game but he never directly cheated. She compared his rough style to then current Hogwarts player Erika Rath.[3]

In the 19661967 school year, he played in the highest-scoring Quidditch match in Hogwarts history, and his team won the match using the Power Play tactic.[3]

Adult years

His daughter, Skye, played Chaser as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in the 1980s.[5]

During the 1985–1986 school year, he was injured in a Quidditch match against the Montrose Magpies, resulting in Skye temporarily leaving Hogwarts to check on her father and keep him company as he recovered.[6] Fortunately, Ethan was recovering rather rapidly and Skye returned in time to compete in the House Qudditch team tryouts that year.[7]

He came to watch Skye's first house match, and expected to see a Parkin's Pincer.[8] After the match, he gave his daughter a new Comet 260.[4]

During the 1986–1987 school year, Ethan Parkin came to Hogwarts during the final match of the Quidditch Cup. His arrival overshadowed the match and also caused a disruption in the team dynamic of his former House team. When he heard of the team's preparations through Orion Amari's softer, more holistic approach, he didn't see the value and effectively took over the teams training before the match.

This put pressure on the team, which had already been strained by recent personal problems between two of their main players- Jacob's sibling and Skye. His dominating approach had also put great pressure on Skye, who found it difficult to tell her father how she felt. Eventually Skye and Jacob's sibling confronted him about it in the Quidditch changing room, and Skye finally opened up about all the pressure she had felt from him to live up to his, and their family's legacy. Ethan finally realised that, though he may have had the best of intentions for Skye and the team, he had been overly hard on both.

He agreed to step back and also agreed to teach them the Power Play manoeuvre. He had previously been evasive about his use of the tactic in the legendary House match as it wasn't his usual style, but Jacob's sibling learned about it from Madam Hooch.[3]

The following school year, Parkin recruited the House team's Keeper as a Wanderers reserve player after their gradation. He came to Hogwarts to help train Jacob's sibling to take over the role, after the student was elected to do so by their teammates.[9] Shortly before the season's first house match, the team's Captain and Chaser, Orion Amari, stepped back after being mentally shaken up by an injury. Skye invited Ethan back to help them train and integrate their reserve Chaser into the team while she and Jacob's sibling jointly took over leadership duties.

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Quidditch Season 2, Chapter 12 (THE SECOND QUIDDITCH CUP), it is stated that the final match in Quidditch Season 2 takes place on the twentieth anniversary of the highest-scoring Quidditch match, in which Ethan played. As Quidditch Season 2 is in the 1986–1987 school year, twenty years before that was the 19661967 school year. As such, Ethan most likely started attending Hogwarts at some point between 1960 and 1965 in order to be in his second to seventh year.
  2. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Quidditch Season 2, Chapter 12 (THE SECOND QUIDDITCH CUP)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Quidditch Season 1, Chapter 9 (Searching for a Comet)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Quidditch Season 1, Chapter 1 (Welcome to Quidditch)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Quidditch Season 1, Chapter 3 (Training Days)
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Quidditch Season 1, Chapter 4 (Strategic Moves)
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Quidditch Season 1, Chapter 7 (Decision Time)
  9. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Quidditch Season 3, Chapter 1 (An Unfriendly Friendly)
Quidditch positions at Hogwarts
Filemina Alchin · Astrix Alixan · Orion Amari · Angelina Appleby · Oona Ballington · Concepta Battista · Hugh Biggs · Richard Carter · Angelica Cole · Stuart Craggy · Winky Crockett · Roger Davies · Cedric Diggory · Marcus Flint · Hamish Frater · Stephen Gould · David Hamblin · Natalie Holkham · Jody Jacknife · Angelina Johnson · Jo King · Neil Lament · Steve Laughalot · Graham Montague · Mark Overcliff · Erika Rath · Andrew Snowy Owl · Harry Potter · Isobel Ross · Ashley Sanders · Lucinda Talkalot · Urquhart · Emma Vanity · Charlie Weasley · Rufus Winickus · Oliver Wood · Unidentified Quidditch Captain (I) · Unidentified Quidditch Captain (II)
Kevin Bletchley · Miles Bletchley · Brennan Doyle · Andre Egwu · Herbert Fleet · Geoffrey Hooper · Cormac McLaggen · Grant Page · Ron Weasley · Oliver Wood · Jacob's sibling · Unidentified Gryffindor Keeper · Unidentified Slytherin Keeper · Unidentified Keeper (I) · Unidentified Keeper (II) · Unidentified Keeper (III)
Orion Amari · Tamsin Applebee · Katie Bell · Bradley · Randolph Burrow · Cadwallader · Chambers · Roger Davies · Eekins · Marcus Flint · Rose Granger-Weasley · Jarrett · Angelina Johnson · Heidi Macavoy · Graham Montague · Ethan Parkin · Skye Parkin · James Potter · Malcolm Preece · Adrian Pucey · Demelza Robins · Zacharias Smith · Alicia Spinnet · Jeremy Stretton · Dean Thomas · Urquhart · Vaisey · Cassius Warrington · Ginny Weasley · Blaise Zabini · Jacob's sibling · Unidentified Chaser (I) · Unidentified Chaser (II) · Unidentified fourth year Chaser · Unidentified Gryffindor chaser (I) · Unidentified Gryffindor chaser (II) · Unidentified Gryffindor chaser (III) · Unidentified Gryffindor chaser (IV) · Erika Rath's friend (I) · Erika Rath's friend (II) · Unidentified Quidditch Captain (I)
Bean · Lucian Bole · Ritchie Coote · Vincent Crabbe · Peregrine Derrick · Dobbin · Gregory Goyle · Duncan Inglebee · Andrew Kirke · Michael McManus · Maxine O'Flaherty · Jimmy Peakes · Erika Rath · Anthony Rickett · Jason Samuels · Jack Sloper · Fred Weasley · George Weasley · Jacob's sibling · Unidentified Beater · Unidentified Gryffindor beater · Unidentified Slytherin Beater (I) · Unidentified Slytherin Beater (II) · Unidentified Quidditch Captain (II)
Regulus Black · Cho Chang · Cedric Diggory · Andre Egwu · Harper · Terence Higgs · Gilderoy Lockhart · Draco Malfoy · Harry Potter · Summerby · Charlie Weasley · Ginny Weasley · Unidentified Gryffindor seeker · Unidentified Hufflepuff Seeker · Unidentified Ravenclaw Seeker · Unidentified Ravenclaw Substitute Seeker · Unidentified Seeker · Unidentified Seeker (II)
Unknown positions
Vicky Bishopper · Robin Higgy · R. King · M. G. McGonagall · Katie Rayknolls
Possible players
Christian Alexander · Brandon Angel · Jada Angela · Owen Anthony · Tanner Van Burm · Haley Dakota · Jennifer Dawn · Fay Dunbar · Riley Frazer · Ethan Gerard · Ryan Henry · Erica J. · Ella Jo · Timothy Justin · Sage Kelleen · Luisa · Trinity Lynn · Trev Mallory · Alexis Marie · Gianna Grace Marie · Abigail Nicola · Amber Noel · Phelan Noel · Remy Olivier · Jackson Sheppard · Richard Sky · Emily Taylor · Alexander William
Quidditch positions
Raul Almeida · Ralph Heidelberger · Jonny Nuhaka · Lev Zograf · Denison Frisby · Bastien Janvier · Hermann Wiel · Barry Ryan · Tamotsu Iwamoto · Darren O'Hare · Martin Helstrom · Oliver Wood · Sendelina de la Felino · Merwyn Finwick · Parkin · Grenouille · Kquewanda Bailey · Lenelle Paraison · Lachlan MacKenzie
Alejandra Alonso · Fernando Diaz · Gonçalo Flores · Debbie Muntz · Gianni Fedele · Robert Green · Kenneth Hastings · Maria Monteith · Matthew Echunga · Unidentified Ballycastle Bats Chaser · Alexei Levski · Clara Ivanova · Vasily Dimitrov · Dragomir Gorgovitch · Avery Hawksworth · Edric Vosper · Keaton Flitney · Hildegarde Lafarge · Josephine Marat · Mathilde Mallard · Igor Brand · Kursten Blijk · Kurt Todt · Ginny Weasley · Wilda Griffiths · Moran · Mullet · Troy · Noriyuki Sato · Ryotaro Tanaka · Yoshihiro Suzuki · Alasdair Maddock · Fabius Watkins · Lorre Gustafson · Olaf Andersen · Peter Hansen · Ladislaw Zamojski · Catriona McCormack · Ana de Lebron · Carmen Garcia · Chavelle Arbelo Cartaya · Joscelind Wadcock · Petrova Porskoff · Parkin (Chaser I) · Parkin (Chaser II) · Parkin (Chaser III) · Gunhilda Kneen · Radulf · Otmar Frick · Willi Wenzel · Quentin Kowalski · Clairvius Hyppolite · Elodie Dembélé
Carlos Clodoaldo · Rafael Santos · Greg Ruczinski · Troy Duvall · Kelly Whakkaarangapawarau · Kylie Meadows · Finbar Quigley · Ivan Volkov · Pyotr Vulchanov · Joey Jenkins · Dawn Withey · Indira Choudry · Karl Broadmoor · Kevin Broadmoor · Alain Lacroix · Ninon Saucet · Elena Eldritch · Glockenspieler · Hesser · Katrina von Glockenspieler · Gwenog Jones · Connolly · Quigley · Minaka Hirakata · Keiko Takahashi · Asgard Pettersson · Asgeir Knutsen · Tiago Montoya · Dimitar Draganov · Vasco Santini · Parkin (Beater I) · Parkin (Beater II) · Ludo Bagman · Quintia Qarase · Narinder Singh · Ugga · Mercy Ojukwu · Aliko Okoye · Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt
Tony Silva · Ariel Singleton · Maximus Brankovitch III · Gregory Cotton · Lucy Karoonda · Viktor Krum · Galvin Gudgeon · Blythe Parkin · Roderick Plumpton · Cybèle Peltier · Konrad Weiss · Josef Wronski · Glynnis Griffiths · Aidan Lynch · Shizuka Watanabe · Eunice Murray · Lennox Campbell · Tina Lundstrom · Benjy Williams · Dougal McBride · Inigo Fuente Marrero · Parkin · Joseph Snuka · Samuel Equiano · Bruno Bruunhart · Jacques Miskine · Darius Smackhammer · Shanice Higgins · Sylvian Jolicoeur · Luciano Volpi · Wladyslaw Wolfke · Thorsten Pfeffer · Hector Lamont · Badger Picklish III
Unknown position
Arnold Vogler · Adou Sosseh · John Talisker · Millie Gudabi · Goodwin Kneen · Dai Llewellyn · Ethan Parkin · Gwenog