- Remus Lupin: "A fight broke out, the Death Eaters scattered and we gave chase. One of them, Gibbon, broke away and headed up the tower stairs —"
- Harry Potter: "To set off the Mark?"
- Remus Lupin: "He must have done, yes, they must have arranged that before they left the Room of Requirement. But I don't think Gibbon liked the idea of waiting up there alone for Dumbledore, because he came running back downstairs to rejoin the fight and was hit by a Killing Curse that just missed me."
- — Remus Lupin and Harry Potter shortly after the Battle of the Astronomy Tower[src]
Gibbon (d. 30 June, 1997) was a Dark wizard and one of Lord Voldemort's loyal Death Eaters. He fought in the Second Wizarding War, including the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in 1997. During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Gibbon set the Dark Mark above the Astronomy Tower. He was accidentally killed by fellow Death Eater Thorfinn Rowle, when he was hit by a stray Killing Curse.
Gibbon was an active Death Eater during the Second Wizarding War. It is unknown if he also took part in the First Wizarding War or whether or not he was sent to Azkaban following Lord Voldemort's original downfall.
On 30 June 1997, Gibbon fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, along with fellow Death Eaters Alecto and Amycus Carrow, Corban Yaxley, Thorfinn Rowle, Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, and Fenrir Greyback. Gibbon was the Death Eater who set the Dark Mark above the Astronomy Tower. It is supposed that he did not like the idea of staying at the tower and waiting for Albus Dumbledore alone, so he ran downstairs. He died shortly afterwards, when a stray Killing Curse cast by Thorfinn Rowle that missed Remus Lupin struck Gibbon instead. It is unknown what happened to his body after the battle.
Personality and traits
Almost nothing is known about Gibbon's exact personality, except the fact that he feared Albus Dumbledore and that he did not want to stay at the Astronomy Tower and wait for him alone.
Magical abilities and skills
- Dark Arts: Being a Death Eater, Gibbon would have been proficient in dark magic, including the casting of Dark charms and likely the Unforgivable Curses. Gibbon was capable of creating the Dark Mark above Hogwarts, during a battle, something that only a skilled and experienced dark wizard could create, according to Arthur Weasley.
- Duelling: As a Death Eater, he was a competent and experienced duellist, as he fought against the Order of the Phoenix and escaping in order to go to the Astronomy Tower, meaning he had some skill in martial magic.
Behind the scenes
- During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower he was recognised by Remus Lupin, suggesting that the two have encountered each other in the past, or at least that he was a known Death Eater to the Order prior to the battle.
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower did not take place, meaning Gibbon was not killed by a stray Killing Curse.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Possible appearance, unidentified)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (Most likely)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29 (The Phoenix Lament)
- http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2007/0730-bloomsbury-chat.html 30 July, 2007 Web Chat