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|born=[[19 September]], [[1979]]<ref name="birthday">Hermione's date of birth falls after the Hogwarts term begins on 1 September. If she had been born in 1980 like Harry and Ron, she would be too young to begin attending school in 1991; she would be ten, a couple of weeks away from turning eleven. So she must have been born in 1979; in 1991, she would be eleven, a couple of weeks away from turning twelve.</ref><!--Please do NOT change this. JK Rowling has stated that Hermione is almost a year older than Harry. The birth-date is referenced. --><br/>[[England]],<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films'' {{see image|File:HermioneGrangerMinistryFile.png}}</ref> [[Great Britain]]
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|born=[[19 September]], [[1979]]<ref name="birthday">[https://www.pottermore.com/explore-the-story/hermione-granger Pottermore - Explore the Story - Hermione Granger] - Hermione has to be born by the end of [[August]] [[1980]] in order to attend Hogwarts at the age of 11 on [[1 September]] [[1991]]. Had she been born in September [[1980]], she would only be 10 on 1 September 1991.</ref><!--Please do NOT change this. JK Rowling has stated that Hermione is almost a year older than Harry. The birth-date is referenced. --> <br/> [[England]]<ref name="HPLE">{{HPLE|G}} {{see image|File:HermioneGrangerMinistryFile.png}}</ref>, [[Great Britain]]
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|alias=*Hermy (by [[Grawp]])
 
|alias=*Hermy (by [[Grawp]])
*Filthy little mudblood (by [[Draco Malfoy]])
 
 
*Herm-own-ninny (by [[Viktor Krum]])
 
*Herm-own-ninny (by [[Viktor Krum]])
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*Insufferable-Know-It-All (by [[Severus Snape]])
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*Little Miss Perfect<ref name="OOTP25">{{OOTP|B|25}} - “Little Miss Perfect was just about to tell me when you arrived,” said Rita.
*Little Miss Perfect (By [[Rita Skeeter]])
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“Little Miss Perfect wouldn’t want that story out there, would she?”
*Miss Prissy (By Rita Skeeter)
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“As a matter of fact,” said Hermione sweetly, “that’s exactly what Little Miss Perfect does want.”
*[[Mafalda Hopkirk]] (by use of [[Polyjuice Potion]])
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</ref> (by [[Rita Skeeter]])
*[[Harry Potter]] (by use of [[Polyjuice Potion]])
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*Miss Grant (by [[Cuthbert Binns]])<ref name="COS9">{{COS|B|9}}</ref>
*[[Penelope Clearwater]] (false name told to [[Snatchers]])
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*[[Harry Potter]]<ref name="DH" /> (under disguise of Polyjuice)
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*[[Prefect]]
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*Deputy Head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]]<ref name="dumbledores-army-reunites">{{PM}} - [[DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY REUNITES AT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP FINAL]] (Archived)</ref>
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*[[Minister for Magic]] (as of [[2019]])
 
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|hair=Brown<ref name="hair">{{PS|B|6}} - "She had a bossy sort of voice, lots of bushy brown hair, and rather large front teeth."</ref>
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Brown<ref name="eyes">{{COS|B|13}} - "Her spirits were greatly improved by the fact that all the hair had gone from her face and her eyes were turning slowly back to brown."</ref><ref name="eyes2">{{DH|B|17}} - "There were purple shadows under her brown eyes and he noticed a small sponge in her hand: She had been wiping his face."</ref>
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|skin=Light<ref name="POA21">{{POA|B|21}} - "''Hermione's white face was sticking out from behind a tree.''"</ref><ref>See this [http://www.hp-lexicon.org/images/jkr/duel.jpg image] of J.K. Rowling's original drawing obtained from [http://www.hp-lexicon.org/about/sources/jkr.com/jkr-com-scrapbook.html Harry Potter Lexicon: Ancient Drawings (page 4) "the Midnight Duel" drawing] that clearly has Dean's skin shaded in; as Hermione's is ''not'' that makes her lighter skinned.</ref><ref name = "HBP5">{{HBP|B|5}} - "But when Harry arrived downstairs ten minutes later, fully dressed and carrying his empty breakfast tray, it was to find Hermione sitting at the kitchen table in great agitation, while Mrs Weasley tried to lessen her resemblance to half a panda." Pandas are black and white skinned; Hermione would only resemble a panda if the bruise was showing up on white skin.</ref>
 
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*[[Hector Dagworth-Granger]] (possible relative)
 
*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] (husband)
 
*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] (husband)
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*[[Rose Granger-Weasley]] (daughter)
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*[[Hugo Granger-Weasley]] (son)
 
*[[Arthur Weasley]] (father-in-law)
 
*[[Arthur Weasley]] (father-in-law)
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*[[Harry Potter]] (brother-in-law)
 
*[[Harry Potter]] (brother-in-law)
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*[[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter]] (nephew/godson)
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*[[Albus Potter|Albus Severus Potter]] (nephew)
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*[[Lily L. Potter|Lily Luna Potter]] (niece)
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*[[Fred Weasley]] (brother-in-law)
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*[[George Weasley]] (brother-in-law)
 
*[[George Weasley]] (brother-in-law)
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*[[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] (brother-in-law)
 
*[[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] (brother-in-law)
 
*[[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] (brother-in-law)
 
*[[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] (brother-in-law)
*[[Fleur Delacour|Fleur Weasley]] (née [[Delacour]]) (sister-in-law)
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*[[Victoire Weasley]] (niece)
 
*[[Victoire Weasley]] (niece)
 
*[[Dominique Weasley]] (niece)
 
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|wand=*[[Hermione Granger's wand|10¾", vine wood, dragon heartstring]]
 
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*[[Bellatrix Lestrange's wand|12¾", walnut, dragon heartstring]] {{c|temporarily}}
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*Deputy Head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]]<ref name="dumbledores-army-reunites">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/daily-prophet/qwc2014/2014-07-08/dumbledores-army-reunites "''DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY REUNITES AT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP''" (''Daily Prophet'', 08 July 2014)]</ref>
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'''Hermione Jean Granger'''<!---Please do not change this. It is confirmed by Pottermore - the 2014 Quidditch Finale - that Hermione's surname is, as of 2014, still Granger ---> (b. [[19 September]], [[1979]]<ref name="birthday" />) was a [[Muggle-born]] witch and the daughter of [[Hermione Granger's parents|Mr and Mrs Granger]], both dentists in London. Hermione grew up as a normal Muggle girl until, at age eleven, she learned that she was a [[witch]] and had been accepted into [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. She began attending the school on [[1 September]], [[1991]], where she was subsequently sorted into [[Gryffindor]] House, despite having the intelligence to be in [[Ravenclaw]]. She possessed a brilliant academic mind, with a great possibility of having a photographic memory, and proved to be a gifted student. She was very studious and bookish.
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'''Minister Hermione Jean'''<ref>{{DH|B|7}}</ref>''' Granger'''<!-- Please do not change this. It is confirmed by Pottermore - the 2014 Quidditch Finale - that Hermione's surname is, as of 2014, still Granger - confirmed also in Cursed Child --> (b. [[19 September]], [[1979]]<ref name="birthday" />) was an [[England|English]] [[Muggle-born]]<ref name="PS"/> [[Wizardkind|witch]] born to [[Hermione Granger's father|Mr]] and [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs Granger]]. At the age of eleven, she learned about her [[magic]]al nature and was accepted into [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Hermione began attending Hogwarts in [[1991]] and was Sorted into [[Gryffindor|Gryffindor House]]. She possessed a brilliant academic mind and proved to be a gifted student in almost every subject that she studied.
   
Hermione first met Harry Potter and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] aboard the Hogwarts Express. Both boys found Hermione unfriendly and somewhat of an insufferable know-it-all. Later her eagerness to please her [[professor|professors]] and her constantly correct answers reinforced their initial impression. However, in spite of the cool relationship between the three, Hermione stepped in to take the blame from Ron and Harry after they had saved her from a [[troll]] on [[Hallowe'en]] in 1991. Harry and Ron were surprised, but grateful and the three quickly became friends. In her second year, Hermione played a crucial role in the discovery of the [[Chamber of Secrets]] before falling victim to the [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]] unleashed upon Hogwarts following the opening of the Chamber. She was recovered from her petrification under the care of [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] with the assistance of [[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]]'s [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]]. The [[1993|following year]], Hermione was granted permission to use, and was sent, a [[Time-Turner]] from the [[Ministry of Magic]] to facilitate her volition to study far more subjects than was possible without time travel. Later in the year, she and Harry would use the Time-Turner to rescue [[Sirius Black]] from the [[Dementor's Kiss]] as well as [[Buckbeak]] the [[hippogriff]] from execution. During her [[1994|fourth year]] at Hogwarts, Hermione became an advocate for the better treatment of [[house-elf|house-elves]], forming the association [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W.]] She also helped Harry prepare for the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. In her fifth year, she was the driving force behind the creation of [[Dumbledore's Army]]. Later in her fifth year, she fought alongside Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, [[Ginny Weasley]], [[Luna Lovegood]], and [[Neville Longbottom]] in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]. In her sixth year, she fought in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] and, at the beginning of what would have been her seventh year, the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]] in [[1997]].
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Hermione first met [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] aboard the [[Hogwarts Express]], who found her unfriendly and somewhat of an "insufferable know-it-all", an impression reinforced by her constant correct answers and eagerness to please the professors. However, she stepped in to take the blame from the boys after they had saved her from a [[troll]] on [[Hallowe'en]] in [[1991]], surprising them in a grateful way and quickly becoming friends. She later played a crucial role in protecting the [[Philosopher's Stone]] from [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]. In her second year, Hermione had a key role in the discovery of the [[Chamber of Secrets]], before falling victim to the [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|basilisk]] unleashed upon Hogwarts following the opening of the Chamber, but she recovered from the [[petrification]] under the care of [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] with [[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]]'s [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]]. The next year, Hermione was granted permission to use a [[Time-Turner]] from the Ministry of Magic to facilitate her volition to study far more subjects than was possible without time travel, though she and Harry later used it to rescue [[Sirius Black]] from the [[Dementor's Kiss]] and [[Buckbeak]] the [[hippogriff]] from execution. During her fourth year, Hermione became an advocate for the better treatment of [[house-elves]], forming the association [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W.]], and helped in Harry's preparation for the [[Triwizard Tournament]]. In her fifth year, Hermione was the driving force behind the creation of [[Dumbledore's Army]] and fought alongside fellow D.A. members in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]. In her sixth year, Hermione continued her role as [[Prefect]] and fought in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].
   
Hermione and Ron both decided not to return to Hogwarts for their final year of studies and instead chose to accompany Harry on his quest to find and destroy [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux|Horcruxes]]. She then fought in, and survived, the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], as well as destroying [[Hufflepuff's Cup]], a horcrux, using a basilisk fang found in the Chamber of secrets then opened by Ron imitating Harry saying "open" in [[Parseltongue]].
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Hermione played a significant role in many other battles of the [[Second Wizarding War]], as well. In [[1997]], she fought in the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], alongside the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Hermione and Ron decided not to return to Hogwarts for their final year of studies, instead choosing to accompany Harry on his quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's [[Horcrux-making spell|Horcruxes]], a quest in which several of her actions were essential. She destroyed [[Hufflepuff's Cup]], a Horcrux, with Ron using a basilisk fang found in the Chamber of Secrets. Hermione then fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], helping in the defeat of the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] who tortured her: [[Bellatrix Lestrange]].
   
Following the [[Second Wizarding War]], Hermione went back to Hogwarts to complete her education. Later she found employment with the [[Ministry of Magic]], furthering the cause for the better treatment of house-elves, before being promoted to the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]]. She eventually married Ron Weasley, and together they had two children: a daughter, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]], and a son, [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]. Hermione became the godmother of [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter]]'s eldest son [[James Potter II|James]] and their only daughter, [[Lily Potter II|Lily]].
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Following the [[Second Wizarding War]], Hermione went back to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts ]]to complete her education. She later found employment with the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], furthering the cause for the better treatment of house-elves. Afterward, she was promoted to the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]], where she dedicated herself to eradicating old laws that were biassed in favour of [[pure-blood]]s. Hermione eventually married Ron Weasley and together they had two children, [[Rose Granger-Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Granger-Weasley|Hugo]]. She became the godmother of Harry and Ginny Potter's eldest son [[James Potter II|James]]. By the year [[2019]], Hermione had become the [[Minister for Magic]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life {{C|1979-1991}}===
 
===Early life {{C|1979-1991}}===
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[[File:Granger_family_DH.jpg|240px|thumb|left|A young Hermione with her parents]]
   
Not much is known about Hermione's life before she entered the [[wizarding world]]. She was the only child<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2004/0304-wbd.htm 4 March 2004 World Book Day Chat]</ref> of Muggle parents, [[Granger family|Mr and Mrs Granger]], who were both dentists. Mr and Mrs Granger were seen as "quite ordinary" and although they were "a bit bemused" by the oddities displayed by their daughter, they were known to be proud of her.
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Hermione was born to [[Hermione Granger's father|Mr]]. and [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs. Granger]] on [[19 September]] [[1979]]. She was their only child<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2004/0304-wbd.htm 4 March 2004 World Book Day Chat]</ref> and, although they were "a bit bemused" by the oddities displayed by their daughter, they were known to be proud of her.
   
[[File:HermioneFourthBirthday.jpg|thumb|204x204px|Hermione on her fourth birthday with [[Hermione Granger's father|her father]] and [[Hermione Granger's mother|mother]]]]
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Upon turning eleven, Hermione was happily surprised to learn that she was a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and was therefore invited to attend [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. She eagerly accepted and took to studying magic even before she began her first year at Hogwarts in the [[September]] of 1991, learning all the set spellbooks by heart and even managing to [[underage magic|perform]] "a few spells" successfully. In addition to the texts set by the school, Hermione brought with her several other books for reference and to further her understanding of the [[wizarding world]],<ref name="PS">{{PS}}</ref> to the point that she had looked at books and had more knowledge of the wizarding world than some of her [[pure-blood]]/[[half-blood]] classmates.
 
In the summer of [[1991]], Hermione was surprised to learn that she was a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and was invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She eagerly accepted and took to studying magic even before she began her first year at Hogwarts in the [[September]] of 1991, learning all the set spell books by heart and even managing to [[underage magic|perform]] "a few spells" successfully. In addition to the texts set by the school, Hermione brought with her several other books for reference and to further her understanding of the wizarding world.<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
 
   
 
===Hogwarts years {{C|1991-1997}}===
 
===Hogwarts years {{C|1991-1997}}===
{{Dialogue a-b|Terry Boot|How come you're not in Ravenclaw? With brains like yours?|Hermione|Well, the Sorting Hat did seriously consider putting me in Ravenclaw during my Sorting, but it decided on Gryffindor in the end.|Hermione at a D.A. meeting|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Terry Boot|How come you're not in Ravenclaw? With brains like yours?|Hermione|Well, the Sorting Hat did seriously consider putting me in Ravenclaw during my Sorting, but it decided on Gryffindor in the end.|Hermione's use of the advanced [[Protean Charm]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}Hermione enjoyed her years as a pupil at Hogwarts and took assignments, classes, and school rules very seriously. She was often described as brilliant, to the point of being said to be "''the brightest witch of her age''". Her favourite subject was initially [[Charms (class)|Charms]], and later [[Arithmancy]]. Given her keen mind, some students - such as [[Terry Boot]] - wondered why Hermione was Sorted into [[Gryffindor]] rather than [[Ravenclaw]]. She admitted that the [[Sorting Hat]] did consider putting her in Ravenclaw.
   
[[File:Hermione raising hand.jpg|left|thumb|220x220px|Hermione's enthusiasm in the classroom]]
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It is likely that the Sorting Hat ultimately put her in Gryffindor because Hermione chose to be in it, just like Harry chose to not be in Slytherin. On the train she states that, "''Gryffindor... sounds by far the best.''" She proved her rightful place in Gryffindor with her steadfast bravery and loyalty to her friends, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], and [[Dumbledore's Army]]. After being Sorted into Gryffindor, Hermione shared a dormitory with [[Lavender Brown]], [[Parvati Patil]], and two other girls.<ref name="OOTP">{{OOTP}}</ref>
   
Hermione enjoyed her years as a pupil at Hogwarts, and took assignments, classes, and school rules very seriously. She was often described as "''the brightest witch of her age''". Her favourite subject was initially [[Charms (class)|Charms]], and later [[Arithmancy]], and the only areas of study that gave her trouble were [[Flying (class)|Flying]] and [[Divination]]. Some students, such as [[Terry Boot]], wondered why Hermione was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house rather than [[Ravenclaw]], given her keen mind. Hermione admitted that the [[Sorting Hat]] did consider putting her in Ravenclaw. Being sorted into Gryffindor, Hermione would share a dormitory with [[Lavender Brown]], [[Parvati Patil]], and two other girls.<ref name="OOTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
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In spite of always wanting to follow the school rules, after Hermione became friends with Harry and Ron, she would disobey the rules along with them in order to successfully complete their group affairs. For example, she went with Ron and Harry into the third floor corridor in their first year, which students were temporarily forbidden from entering, in order to save the Philosopher's Stone; she assisted in creating the Polyjuice Potion in their second year; and although Harry was the one who taught Dumbledore's Army in their fifth year, she was the one who came up with the idea.
   
But she proved her rightful place in Gryffindor with her steadfast bravery and loyalty to her friends, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], and [[Dumbledore's Army]]. It is likely that the Sorting Hat put her in Gryffindor in the first place, because she chose to be in it, just like Harry chose to not be in Slytherin; on the train, she mentions that, "''Gryffindor... sounds by far the best.''"
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====First year====
   
In spite of always wanting to follow the school rules, after Hermione became friends with Harry and Ron, she would disobey the rules along with them in order to successfully complete their group affairs. For example, she came with Ron and Harry into the third floor corridor, which was forbidden for students to enter in their first year, in order to save the Philosopher's Stone; she assisted in creating the Polyjuice Potion in their second year; and although Harry was the one who taught Dumbledore's Army in their fifth year, she was the one who came up with the idea.
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=====Meeting Harry and Ron=====
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{{Quote|Are you sure that's a real spell? Well, it's not very good, is it? I've tried a few simple spells just for practice and it's all worked for me.|Hermione's first interaction with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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[[File:Trio meet.jpg|250px|thumb|left|The trio meet for the first time aboard the [[Hogwarts Express]]]]
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[[File:Harry-potter1-sorting1.jpg|thumb|left|Hermione being [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] by the [[Sorting Hat]]]]
   
====First year====
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Hermione was a couple of weeks away from turning twelve when she boarded the Hogwarts Express in [[1991]], where she met Harry Potter and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] while helping [[Neville Longbottom]] find his pet [[toad]], [[Trevor]]. Hermione demonstrated knowledge and talent with [[magic]] beyond most of those her age, despite having only recently discovered that she was a witch. She wished to be a [[Gryffindor]] or a [[Ravenclaw]], and her wish was granted considering she did get sorted into Gryffindor.[[File:Hermione with her Hand Up.jpg|311x311px|thumb|Hermione's enthusiasm in the classroom]]
{{Quote|Are you sure that's a real spell? Well, it's not very good, is it? I've tried a few simple spells just for practice and it's all worked for me.|Hermione upon first meeting [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
   
[[File:Oculus reparo.gif|thumb|250x250px|Hermione demonstrating her magical knowledge by fixing [[Harry Potter]]'s glasses]]
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Hermione soon proved to be the best in all her classes, eager to please the professors and to help others learn, albeit in a bossy way that made it difficult for her to make friends. Although she was a know-it-all, Hermione did often help Neville Longbottom, who struggled in most classes other than [[Herbology]].
   
Hermione was a couple of weeks away from turning twelve when she boarded the [[Hogwarts Express]] in [[1991]], where she met [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] while helping [[Neville Longbottom]] find his pet toad, [[Trevor]]. Hermione demonstrated a knowledge and talent with [[magic]] beyond most of those her age, despite having only recently discovered that she was a witch. She wished to be a [[Gryffindor]] or a [[Ravenclaw]], and her wish was granted considering she did get sorted into Gryffindor. She soon proved to be the best in all her classes, eager to please the professors and to help others learn, albeit in a bossy way that made it difficult for her to make friends. Although she was a know-it-all, Hermione did often help Neville Longbottom, who struggled in most classes other than [[Herbology]].
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Hermione strictly followed all school rules and tried to prevent other students from breaking rules and getting into trouble. On one night, she followed Harry and Ron as they were leaving Gryffindor Tower to [[Duelling|duel]] [[Draco Malfoy]]. They were chased by [[Argus Filch]], acting on a tipoff by Malfoy, into the third-floor corridor forbidden to students where they came face-to-face with [[Fluffy]], a three-headed dog belonging to [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]. Later on, she argued that her spying was to their benefit when she pointed out the dog had been standing on a trapdoor, which neither Harry nor Ron had noticed.
   
Hermione strictly followed all school rules and tried to prevent other students from breaking rules and getting into trouble. On one night, she followed Harry and Ron as they were leaving Gryffindor Tower to [[Duelling|duel]] [[Draco Malfoy]]. They were chased by [[Argus Filch]], acting on a tipoff by Malfoy, into the third floor corridor — forbidden to students — where they came face-to-face with [[Fluffy]], a three-headed dog belonging to [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]. Later on, she argued that her spying was to their benefit when she pointed out the dog had been standing on a trap door, which Harry and Ron had not noticed.
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=====Hallowe'en=====
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[[File:First floor girls bathroom.png|250px|thumb|left|The mountain troll entering the bathroom that Hermione's in during the Hallowe'en feast]]
   
[[File:Troll.jpg|thumb|250x250px|The troll entering the bathroom that Hermione's in during the Hallowe'en feast|left]]
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The friendship between Harry, Ron and Hermione was solidified when, on [[31 October|Hallowe'en]] in [[1991]], the three were forced to confront [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|a mountain troll]], which had been secretly let into the school by Professor [[Quirinus Quirrell]]. Unaware that a troll was on the loose in the school, Hermione had spent that day crying in the girls' bathroom after overhearing Ron making unkind comments about her. The troll made its way into the bathroom she was in, and Harry and Ron came to her rescue, saving her. When Professors [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Severus Snape]] and [[Quirinus Quirrell]] arrived at the scene, Hermione covered for the boys, claiming she was fighting the troll because she had thought that she could manage, having read a great deal about them and that Ron and Harry had merely come to help her escape. From then on, the three students were best friends and spent large amounts of time together.
   
The friendship between Harry, Ron and Hermione was solidified when, on [[31 October|Hallowe'en]] in [[1991]], the three were forced to confront [[Quirinus Quirrell's first mountain troll|a mountain troll]], which had been let into the school by Professor [[Quirinus Quirrell]]. Unaware that a troll was on the loose in the school, Hermione had spent that day crying in the girls' bathroom after overhearing Ron making unkind comments about her. The troll made its way into the bathroom she was in, and Harry and Ron came to her rescue, saving her. When Professors [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Severus Snape]] and [[Quirinus Quirrell]] arrived at the scene, Hermione covered for the boys, claiming she was fighting the troll because she had thought that she could manage, having read a great deal about them, and that Ron and Harry had merely come to help her escape. From that point on, the three students were best friends.
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=====Hagrid's dragon=====
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[[File:Hermione sets fire to cloak.gif|250px|thumb|left|Hermione setting Snape's robes on fire during a Quidditch match]]
   
The incident with the troll was by no means her only adventure in that first year. During the first [[Quidditch]] match, Hermione set [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]'s robes on fire when she thought he was jinxing Harry's broom. In the spring of [[1992]], [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]], now a friend of Hermione's through Harry, managed to procure a dragon egg. Hermione along with Ron and Harry helped Hagrid care for the beast which he'd named [[Norberta|Norbert]]. When the dragon was discovered, Hermione and Harry helped smuggle it out of the school to some friends of Ron's elder brother, [[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]]. On their way back to the dormitories they were found by [[Argus Filch]], who brought them to Professor [[Minerva McGonagall]]. Along with [[Neville Longbottom]] and [[Draco Malfoy]], they received detention and were deducted 50 points each from their respective houses.
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The incident with the troll was by no means her only adventure in that first year. During the first [[Quidditch]] match, Hermione set [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]'s robes on [[Bluebell Flames|fire]] when she thought he was [[jinx]]ing Harry's broom. In the spring of [[1992]], [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]], now a friend of Hermione's through Harry, managed to procure a dragon egg, the unlicensed possession of which was illegal. The three children secretly helped Hagrid care for the beast, which he'd named [[Norberta|Norbert]]. When the dragon was discovered, she and Harry smuggled it out of the school to some friends of Ron's elder brother, [[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]], who worked as a dragon-tamer. On their way back to the dormitories they were caught by [[Argus Filch]], who escorted them to Professor Minerva McGonagall. Along with Neville and Draco, they received detention and had 50 points deducted each from their respective houses.
   
[[File:TheTrioUnited.PNG|thumb|251x251px|Hermione standing as a united front with Ron and Harry]]
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After their run-in with Fluffy, Harry deduced that whatever Hagrid had retrieved from [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] was beneath the trapdoor. Hagrid let it slip that ''"... What's under that trapdoor is strictly between [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] and [[Nicolas Flamel|Nicholas Flamel]]"''. After much research turned up nothing, Harry was given a Dumbledore [[Chocolate Frog Card]] by Neville, which mentions Dumbledore's work in [[Alchemy]] with Flamel. This led Hermione to look at a large book on Alchemy which she had borrowed from the [[Hogwarts Library|library]] for "''a bit of light reading''". After consulting the book, she realised that Fluffy was guarding the [[Philosopher's Stone]].
   
After their run-in with Fluffy, Harry deduced that whatever [[Hagrid]] had retrieved from [[Gringotts]] was beneath the trapdoor. Hagrid let it slip that "what's under that trap door is strictly between [[Dumbledore]] and [[Nicholas Flamel]]." After much research turned up nothing, Harry was given a Dumbledore [[Chocolate Frog Card]] by Neville, which mentions Dumbledore's work in [[Alchemy]] with Flamel. This leads Hermione to look at a large tome on Alchemy which she had borrowed from the [[library]] for "''a bit of light reading''". After consulting the book, she realises that Fluffy is guarding the [[Philosopher's Stone]]. Fearing that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] would return if he stole the stone, Harry decided to steal it first. When he told Hermione that he could go on alone, she rebuffed him. After the trio passed [[Fluffy]], it was Hermione who freed Ron from a patch of [[Devil's Snare]] he had dropped into by conjuring [[Lumos Solem]]. She later got herself and Harry through a challenge involving a [[Philosopher's Stone|Potion Riddle]]. Hermione used her logic to figure out the riddle and let Harry go forward without her, as there was only enough potion for one person. Later, at the Farewell Feast in the [[Great Hall]], Hermione, Harry, Ron, and Neville were all awarded extra House Points for bravery and heroism, which won [[Gryffindor]] the [[House Cup]].<ref name="PS" />
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=====The Underground Chambers=====
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[[File:BluebellFlames.jpg|thumb|Hermione conjuring the Bluebell flames]]
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[[File:Harry-potter1-trio_chess.jpg|250px|thumb|The trio stand as a unified front during the human chess match]]
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Fearing that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] would return if he stole the stone, and believing that Snape was acting as a double agent and attempting to steal it, Harry decided to steal it first. When he told Hermione that he could go on alone, she rebuffed him. After the trio passed [[Fluffy]], it was Hermione who freed Ron from a patch of [[Devil's Snare]] he had dropped into by conjuring [[Bluebell Flames]]. She later got herself and Harry through a challenge involving a [[Philosopher's Stone|Potion Riddle]] in order to obtain the right potion between many of them. Hermione used her logic to figure out the riddle and let Harry go forward without her, as there was only enough potion for one person.
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Later, at the Farewell Feast in the [[Great Hall]], Hermione, Harry, Ron, and Neville were all awarded extra House Points for bravery and heroism, allowing [[Gryffindor]] to win the [[House Cup]].<ref name="PS" /> Hermione earned hers by correctly solving Professor Snape’s potion riddle.
   
 
====Second year====
 
====Second year====
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Well, if you two are going to chicken out, fine. I don't want to break rules, you know. I think threatening [[Muggle-borns]] is far worse than brewing up a difficult potion. But if you don't want to find out...|Ron Weasley |I never thought I'd see the day when you'd be persuading us to break rules.|Hermione convincing Harry and Ron of her plan to use [[Polyjuice Potion]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Well, if you two are going to chicken out, fine. I don't want to break rules, you know. I think threatening [[Muggle-born]]s is far worse than brewing up a difficult potion. But if you don't want to find out....|Ron Weasley|I never thought I'd see the day when you'd be persuading us to break rules.|Hermione breaking school rules in an attempt to catch the Heir of Slytherin|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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Before she started her second year, Hermione wrote several letters to Harry at [[Privet Drive]], all of which were intercepted by [[Dobby]], as the [[house-elf]] wanted Harry to believe that his friends had forgotten him in order to prevent his return to Hogwarts. She and [[Granger family|her parents]] also accompanied Harry and the [[Weasley family]] to [[Diagon Alley]] to shop for school supplies.
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[[File:Harry-potter2_draco_hermione.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Draco Malfoy calling Hermione the derogatory slur "[[Mudblood]]"]]
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It was during her second school year that Hermione first encountered the prejudice and hatred surrounding her [[blood status]], when [[Draco Malfoy]] called her a "''filthy little Mudblood''" after she told him off for insulting the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]. Hermione had never heard the highly offensive term but looking around at everyone around her, it was an obvious fact. [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]] lunged at him, and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] even tried to hex him, but it backfired, as his wand had been damaged. To help Hermione feel better about the incident, Hagrid urged her not to think about it, pointing out that she was a talented witch, regardless of what bigoted people said about her [[Muggle-born]] status.
   
[[File:Hermion-chmber-of-secrets1.jpg|thumb|145px|Hermione in her Second Year, [[1992]]|left]]
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Harry and Ron were surprised, and Ron annoyed, by Hermione's obvious crush on [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], who became that year's [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor. She scored full marks on the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts Second Year Essential Knowledge Test|first quiz in his class]], which consisted entirely of questions pertaining to Lockhart's books, including a question regarding his favourite colour (lilac) that most of the class had answered incorrectly. In fact, she went as far as to doodle hearts on her DADA assignments, not knowing until later that he was, in reality, a self-obsessed fraud.
   
Before she started her second year, Hermione wrote several letters to [[Harry Potter|Harry]], all of which were intercepted by [[Dobby]], as the [[house-elf]] wanted Harry to believe that his friends had forgotten him in order to prevent his return to Hogwarts. She and her [[Granger family|parents]] also accompanied Harry and the [[Weasley family]] to [[Diagon Alley]] to shop for school supplies.
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[[File:Trio_writing_on_wall.jpg|250px|thumb|The writing on the wall and the petrified form of [[Mrs Norris]]]]
   
It was during her second school year that Hermione first encountered the prejudice and hatred surrounding her [[Blood purity|blood status]], when [[Draco Malfoy]] called her a "''filthy little [[Mudblood]]''" after she told him off for insulting the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]. Hermione had never heard the highly offensive term but looking around at everyone around her, it was an obvious fact. [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]] lunged at him, and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] even tried to hex him, but it backfired, as his [[Ronald Weasley's first wand|wand]] had been damaged. To help Hermione feel better about the incident, [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] urged her not to think about it, pointing out that she was a talented witch, regardless of what bigoted people said about her [[Muggle-born]] status.
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On [[Hallowe'en]], [[1992]] Hermione attended [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's five-hundredth Deathday Party|Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday Party]] with Harry and Ron. Whilst heading back upstairs, she followed Harry in a detour, after he claimed to be hearing voices. They discovered the [[Hogwarts Caretaker|caretaker]]'s cat, [[Mrs Norris]], petrified and the walls vandalised. Hermione began spending all her free time in the Hogwarts Library after she saw the writing on the corridor walls, which had said that the [[Chamber of Secrets]] had been re-opened. Despite hoping to read about the legend, she could not, as all the books had been previously checked out.
   
Harry and Ron were surprised, and Ron annoyed, by Hermione's obvious crush on [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], who became that year's [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor. She scored full marks on the first quiz in his class, which consisted entirely of questions pertaining to Lockhart's books, including a question regarding his favourite colour (lilac) that most of the class had answered incorrectly. In fact, she went as far as to doodle hearts on her D.A.D.A. assignments, not knowing until later that he was, in reality, a self-obsessed fraud.
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Hermione shocked everyone when she actually interrupted [[Cuthbert Binns|Professor Binns]] during a [[History of Magic]] class, asking about the Chamber of Secrets. This was the only known time when a student had asked the boring professor a question, and the class was interested in what he had to say. Professor Binns had stated that [[Salazar Slytherin]] had hidden a chamber which consisted of a horrible monster. It had been unleashed before once by an "[[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]]", petrifying many Muggle-born and had also killed a [[Ravenclaw]] girl, named [[Myrtle Warren]], who began haunting the girls' lavatory and became known as Moaning Myrtle. Slytherin, a pure-blood loyalist, was against Muggle-born children being allowed to attend Hogwarts, but he was outnumbered by the other founders and Muggle-borns like Hermione were permitted as students. Slytherin fled the school, but rumours spread that he had built a hidden chamber; it was said that the school had been searched many times, but no such chamber had been found.
   
[[File:CHAMBERsterces.PNG|thumb|241x241px|The writing on the wall "''The Chamber of Secrets has been opended. Enemies of theheir... beware''"]]
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[[File:Brewing potions.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Hermione brewing [[Polyjuice Potion]], used by the trio in an attempt to gain information from Draco Malfoy]]
   
On [[Hallowe'en]], [[1992]] Hermione attended [[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's five-hundredth Deathday Party|Nearly Headless Nick's Death-day Party]] with Harry and Ron. While heading back upstairs, she followed Harry, who claimed to be hearing voices. They discovered the [[caretaker]]'s cat, Mrs Norris, petrified and the walls vandalised. Hermione began spending all her free time in the Hogwarts Library after she saw the writing on the corridor walls, which had said that the [[Chamber of Secrets]] had been re-opened. Despite hoping to read about the legend, she could not; as all the books had been previously checked out. Hermione shocked everyone when she actually interrupted Professor [[Cuthbert Binns|Binns]] during a [[History of Magic]] class, asking about the Chamber of Secrets. This was the only known time when a student had asked the boring professor a question, and the class was interested in what he had to say.
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When Harry proposed the theory that [[Draco Malfoy]] was the Heir of Slytherin, Hermione and Ron agreed. Hermione suggested that they brew Polyjuice Potion, and temporarily transform themselves into Slytherin students in an attempt to find out the truth. She went even further by daring to check ''[[Moste Potente Potions]]'' out of the library using a note from Professor Lockhart - who had no idea what the book was - in the desire to research the potion. The book was in the [[Restricted Section]] and therefore unavailable to younger students without permission from a teacher. She hoped that they would be able to obtain a viable confession from Malfoy, if he was unaware he was being interrogated. She brewed the potion in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom, as no one used it due to Myrtle herself being highly irritating. She also risked serious consequences when she stole potion ingredients from [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]'s [[Severus Snape's storeroom|personal cupboards]] that were needed for the difficult potion, which took a month to brew.
   
Professor Binns had stated that Salazar Slytherin had hidden a chamber which consisted of a horrible monster. It had been unleashed before once, petrifying many Muggle-born and had also killed a Ravenclaw girl, named Myrtle, who began haunting the girls' lavatory. Salazar was angry about the fact that Muggle-born children should be allowed to attend Hogwarts, but he was outnumbered and Muggle-borns like Hermione were allowed to attend the school. Slytherin fled the school, but rumours spread that he had built a hidden chamber; it was said that the school had been searched many times, but no such chamber had been found.
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[[File:Harry-Potter-and-the-Chamber-of-Secrets-2002-books-male-characters-29996396-500-375.jpg|250px|thumb|The trio discuss possible theories behind Tom Riddle's mysterious diary]]
   
[[File:Polyjuice.jpg|thumb|245x245px|[[Polyjuice Potion]], used by the trio in an attempt to gain information from Draco Malfoy|left]]
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Unfortunately, Hermione was unable to join Harry and Ron in the ruse with Polyjuice Potion because the hair she obtained from Slytherin [[Millicent Bulstrode]] during their scuffle in the [[Duelling Club]] was actually the hair of Bulstrode's cat. Hermione grew fur and a tail, and remained in the [[Hospital Wing]] for weeks as she did not transform back when the normal duration of effectiveness - one hour - was up. Harry and Ron, however, were able to use the potion she brewed to transform into [[Gregory Goyle]] and [[Vincent Crabbe]], respectively. They entered the [[Slytherin]] [[Slytherin Dungeon|common room]], and through conversation with [[Draco Malfoy]], realised that he was not the Heir of Slytherin, and was not involved in the opening of the Chamber after all.
   
When Harry proposed the theory that [[Draco Malfoy]] was the "Heir of Slytherin'',''" Hermione went even further by daring to check ''[[Moste Potente Potions]]'' out of the library using a note from Professor Lockhart, in the desire to research Polyjuice Potion. She hoped that they would be able to obtain a confession from Malfoy. She brewed the potion in [[Myrtle Warren]]'s bathroom, as no one used it. Hermione also risked serious consequences when she stole potion ingredients from [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]'s personal cupboards that were needed for the difficult potion, which took a month to brew.
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[[File:Petrified_Hermione.jpg|218x218px|thumb|A Petrified Hermione in the [[Hospital Wing]]]]
   
Unfortunately, Hermione was unable to join Harry and Ron in the ruse with Polyjuice Potion because the hair she obtained from [[Millicent Bulstrode]] during their scuffle in the [[Duelling Club]] was actually the hair of Bulstrode's cat. Hermione grew fur and a tail, and remained in the [[hospital wing]] for weeks. Harry and Ron, however, were able to use the potion she brewed to transform into [[Gregory Goyle]] and [[Vincent Crabbe]], respectively. They entered the [[Slytherin]] [[Slytherin Dungeon|common room]], and through conversation with [[Draco Malfoy]], realised that he was not the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]], and was not involved in the opening of the Chamber after all.
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Months after her recovery from the Polyjuice complication, Hermione suffered another accident. Drawing the connection between Harry hearing voices in the walls and him being a Parselmouth, she came to the conclusion that the creature attacking students must be a [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]], and rushed to the library to conduct further research. On her way back from the library, she warned the first person she saw, [[Penelope Clearwater]], and advised her to look around corners with a mirror before going anywhere. It saved both their lives, because they were both [[Petrification|petrified]] when they spotted the basilisk's eyes through the mirror instead of dying immediately as they would have done if they'd looked straight into its eyes.
   
[[File:Petrification.jpg|thumb|249x249px|Hermione Granger and the other [[petrified]] students being visited by Harry Potter and [[Ron Weasley]]]]
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Though she was petrified for the rest of the school year, Hermione was still able to assist Harry and Ron, for she had torn out the page on basilisks and scribbled on it "'''''pipes'''"'', referencing the manner in which the creature had moved around the school undetected. Harry and Ron found it clenched in her hand when they were finally allowed to visit her in the Hospital Wing. Using this note and other information they had gathered, Harry and Ron were able to successfully put an end to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s plans to resurrect his body through his memory stored in [[Tom Riddle's Diary|an old school diary]].
   
Months after her recovery from the Polyjuice complication, Hermione suffered another accident. Drawing the connection between Harry hearing voices in the walls and him being a Parselmouth, she came to the conclusion that the creature attacking students must be a [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]], and rushed to the library to conduct further research. On her way back from the library, she warned the first person she saw, [[Penelope Clearwater]], and advised her to look around corners with a mirror before going anywhere. It saved both their lives, because they were both [[Petrification|petrified]] when they spotted the basilisk's eyes through the mirror. Though she was petrified for the rest of the school year, Hermione was still able to assist Harry and Ron, for she had torn out the page on basilisks and scribbled on it "'''''pipes'''"'', referencing the manner in which the creature had moved around the school undetected. Using this note and other information they had gathered, Harry and Ron were able to successfully put an end to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s plans to resurrect his body through his memory stored in [[Tom Riddle's Diary|an old school diary]]. Hermione was later cured with a [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]] created by [[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]]. She was disappointed to learn that, as a special treat for the school, Professor Dumbledore cancelled the students' end of year exams, though intensely proud that her friends had solved the mystery.<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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[[File:Hermione_unpetrified.jpg|thumb|A fully recovered Hermione]]
   
That summer, Hermione went on holiday to [[France]] with her [[Granger family|parents]].
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Hermione was later cured with a [[Mandrake Restorative Draught]] created by [[Pomona Sprout|Professor Sprout]]. Upon arriving at the Great Hall, she was immediately greeted by Nearly Headless Nick. After hugging Harry she exchanged an awkward greeting with Ron. Hermione was disappointed to learn that, as a special treat for the school, Professor Dumbledore cancelled the students' end of year exams, but she was intensely proud that her friends had solved the mystery.<ref name="CS">{{COS}}</ref> That summer, Hermione went on holiday to [[France]] with her [[Granger family|parents]].
   
 
====Third year====
 
====Third year====
{{Quote|P-P-Professor McGonagall! Sh-she said I'd failed everything!|Hermione faces her [[Boggart]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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[[File:Magical Menagerie.png|250px|thumb|Hermione adopting Crookshanks from the [[Diagon Alley|Magical Menagerie]]]]
   
Just before she began the [[1993-1994 school year]], while visiting [[Diagon Alley]] with Harry and the [[Weasley family]], Hermione met and adopted a ginger part-[[Kneazle]] cat named [[Crookshanks]] from the [[Diagon Alley|Magical Menagerie]]. However, her new bond with her cat caused friction with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and his pet rat [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], as Crookshanks was always trying to catch the rat. Also at the beginning of this school year, Hermione obtained a [[Time-Turner]] from [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] so she could double up on classes, though this was kept secret from everyone, even Harry and Ron.
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Just before she began the 1993-1994 school year, while visiting [[Diagon Alley]] with Harry and the [[Weasley family]], Hermione met and adopted a ginger part-[[Kneazle]] cat named [[Crookshanks]] from the [[Diagon Alley|Magical Menagerie]]. However, her new bond with her cat caused friction with [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and his pet rat [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], as Crookshanks was always trying to catch the rat. Also at the beginning of this school year, Hermione obtained a [[Time-Turner]] from Professor McGonagall so she could double up on classes, though this was kept secret from everyone, even Harry and Ron.
   
[[File:Tumblr msas6i34i61sg49umo8 250.gif|left|thumb|229x229px|Hermione hiting Draco Malfoy for mocking Hagrid]]
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When Harry received a [[Harry Potter's Firebolt|Firebolt]] for Christmas with no note, Hermione reported it to Professor McGonagall, thinking it was sent by [[Sirius Black]], whom everyone believed to be a dangerous murderer who was after Harry. His broom was taken away to be inspected, which caused a temporary rift between the two friends. There was further social strain for Hermione when Ron accused Crookshanks of eating Scabbers, who had disappeared.
   
When [[Harry Potter|Harry]] received a [[Harry Potter's Firebolt broomstick|Firebolt]] for Christmas with no note, Hermione reported it to Professor McGonagall, thinking it was sent by [[Sirius Black]], whom everyone believed to be a dangerous murderer who was after Harry. His broom was taken away to be inspected, which caused a temporary rift between the two friends. There was further social strain for Hermione when Ron accused Crookshanks of eating Scabbers, who had disappeared. Hermione poured herself into defending [[Buckbeak]], the [[hippogriff]] on trial before the [[Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures]] for attacking [[Draco Malfoy]] during a [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class. Once the trio reconciled, after Hagrid told Harry and Ron how disappointed he was when they selfishly put the Firebolt and Scabbers over their friendship with Hermione, they apologised. Their attempt to save Buckbeak failed, as [[Lucius Malfoy]] frightened the [[Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures|Committee]] into deciding that the creature would be executed. Hermione was extremely upset by this news and grew furious to the point of slapping Draco Malfoy when he dared to mock [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] for his tears and being upset over Buckbeak's fate.
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[[File:Tumblr msas6i34i61sg49umo8 250.gif|250px|thumb|left|Hermione hitting Draco Malfoy for cruelly mocking [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]]]
   
[[File:Harry-potter4-movie-screencaps.com-4820.jpg|thumb|245px|Hermione and her classmates in their first DADA class of the year]]
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Hermione poured herself into defending [[Buckbeak]], the [[hippogriff]] on trial before the [[Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures]] for attacking [[Draco Malfoy]] during a [[Care of Magical Creatures]] class. Once the trio reconciled, after Hagrid told Harry and Ron how disappointed he was when they selfishly put the Firebolt and Scabbers over their friendship with Hermione, they apologised. Their attempt to save Buckbeak failed, as [[Lucius Malfoy]] frightened the Committee into deciding that the creature would be executed. Hermione was extremely upset by this news and grew furious to the point of slapping Draco Malfoy when he dared to mock Hagrid for his tears and being upset over Buckbeak's fate.
   
That year, Hermione was also among the students who found [[Remus Lupin]] to be the best [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher they have ever got. Hermione cleverly deduced that Professor Lupin was a [[werewolf]], based on his [[Boggart]] taking the form of a full moon, the timing of his unexplained absences from class, and [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]] changing a lesson he took over to the subject of werewolves. However, Hermione did not expose Lupin, presumably because she believed he was a good teacher and did not agree with the prejudice many hold against werewolves. [[Divination]], on the other hand, turned out to be a subject Hermione had no respect for or interest in, and soon dropped the subject after [[Sybill Trelawney]] told her that she did not posses the second sight. She believed that Divination was an imprecise term of magic. Her hatred for the subject also may have been because of Professor Trelawney.<ref name="POA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azk]]''
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That year, Hermione was among the students who found [[Remus Lupin]] to be the best [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher they have ever had. She cleverly deduced that Professor Lupin was a [[werewolf]], based on his Boggart taking the form of a full moon, the timing of his unexplained absences from class, and [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]] changing a lesson he took over to the subject of werewolves even though it wasn't due on the syllabus for weeks. However, she didn't expose Lupin, presumably because she believed he was a good teacher and didn't agree with the prejudice many hold against werewolves.
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[[File:Shakesiriusharrylupinronhermionewormtail.jpg|left|thumb|235x235px|Professor Lupin and Sirius Black before forcing Pettigrew into human form]]
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[[Divination]], on the other hand, turned out to be a subject Hermione had no respect for or interest in, and soon dropped the subject after Professor [[Sybill Trelawney]] told her that she didn't posses the [[Inner Eye|Second Sight]] and because she believed that Divination was an imprecise term of magic.<ref name="POA" />
   
On the [[6 June|day of Buckbeak's execution]], the trio ventured down to console Hagrid. While in his cabin, Hermione discovered [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], Ron's lost rat. Hagrid urged them to leave and they witnessed what they thought to be Buckbeak's execution. Before they could return to their dormitory, Scabbers bit Ron and fled. While chasing after the rat, they were attacked by a [[Sirius Black|black dog]], which pulled Ron, by the arm, into a tunnel beneath the [[Whomping Willow]], which then attacked them. Afterward, Hermione and Harry hurried after them eventually arriving in the [[Shrieking Shack]], where Sirius Black, whose [[Animagus]] form was the black dog, confronted them. They were soon joined by Professor Lupin who was acting strangely, and Hermione told Harry and Ron of her belief that he was a werewolf, which he then confirmed. It was revealed that Sirius had been framed for the betrayal of [[James and Lily Potter]], and that the true traitor was Peter Pettigrew, who had been hiding from the world as Ron's pet rat, Scabbers. Hermione also cast [[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]] on Snape, knocking him out, at which she was horrified, they had attacked a teacher.
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=====Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak=====
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[[File:Shakesiriusharrylupinronhermionewormtail.jpg|250px|thumb|Professor Lupin and Sirius Black with the trio, before forcing [[Pettigrew family|Pettigrew]] into human form]]
   
[[File:Black Lake PM.png|thumb|245x245px|Harry, Hermione, and Sirius being attacked by Dementors at the Black Lake]]
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On the day of Buckbeak's execution, the trio ventured down to console Hagrid. While in his cabin, Hermione discovered [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], Ron's lost rat. Hagrid urged them to leave and they witnessed from a distance what they believed to be Buckbeak's execution. Before they could return to their dormitory, Scabbers bit Ron and fled. While chasing after the rat, they were attacked by a [[Sirius Black|black dog]], which pulled Ron by the leg into a tunnel beneath the [[Whomping Willow]], which then attacked them.
   
Once it had been decided that Pettigrew would be turned over to the authorities, the motley group left the Shrieking Shack. When the full moon appeared, chaos ensued as Lupin transformed as he did not take the potion that Professor Snape produced for him. Pettigrew attacked Ron and escaped, and Sirius had to transform in order to protect Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the werewolf. Hermione and Harry rushed to Sirius' aid when they heard him moaning, but then hundreds of [[Dementor|Dementors ]]descended on them, come to recapture Sirius. Sirius quickly fainted, and Harry told Hermione to think of something happy and attempt to cast a patronus as he was trying to himself, but they were both unable to cast one. As Harry conjured an incorporeal Patronus, Hermione passed out leaving Harry to fight the Dementors alone. Harry held them off for a while but was eventually overwhelmed. The Dementors were about to perform the [[Dementor's Kiss|Kiss]] on Harry, Hermione, and Sirius when a mysterious figure cast a [[Patronus Charm]] to repel the Dementors.
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Afterward, Hermione and Harry hurried after them eventually arriving in the [[Shrieking Shack]], where Sirius Black, whose [[Animagus]] form was the black dog, confronted them. They were soon joined by Professor Lupin who was acting strangely, and Hermione told Harry and Ron of her belief that he was a werewolf, which he then confirmed. It was revealed that Sirius had been framed for the betrayal of [[James Potter I|James]] and [[Lily J. Potter|Lily Potter]], and that the true traitor was Peter Pettigrew, who had been hiding from the world as Ron's pet rat. Hermione also cast ''[[Disarming Charm|Expelliarmus]]'' on Snape when he discovered them, knocking him out, at which she was horrified.
   
[[File:Turning time.gif|left|thumb|245x245px|[[Harry Potter|Harry]] and Hermione use a Time-turner]]
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[[File:Lake surrounded by Dementors.png|250px|thumb|left|Harry, Hermione, and Sirius being attacked by Dementors at the Black Lake]]
   
Harry and Hermione awoke in the [[hospital wing]] after being rescued by [[Severus Snape]] who conjured stretchers for Hermione, Harry and Sirius. After realising that Sirius's soul was to be destroyed by the Dementor's Kiss and receiving vague, though instructive and useful, instructions from [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]], Hermione used her [[Time-Turner]] to return herself and Harry to a time earlier in the evening. It was a very difficult task and Harry had to be constantly reminded by Hermione to stay concealed. Hermione agreed with Harry that it was difficult to watch their problems again, but she strictly said that they could do nothing about it, as bad things happened to wizards/witches who tried to meddle with their past and future lives. They did, however, use the opportunity to [[Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak|rescue]] Sirius and Buckbeak as it was hinted by Dumbledore that more than one innocent life could be spared that night.<ref name="POA" /> While waiting she discussed their saviour with Harry, and when Harry realised that it was he, she claimed that none but a powerful wizard could have conjured a Patronus to drive away that many Dem
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Once it had been decided that Pettigrew would be turned over to the authorities rather than murdered, the motley group left the Shrieking Shack. When the full moon appeared, chaos ensued as Lupin transformed into a werewolf as, due to the chaotic turn of events, he hadn't taken the [[Wolfsbane Potion|Wolfsbane]] potion that Professor Snape produced for him monthly in order for him to retain his humanity. In the chaos, Pettigrew attacked Ron and escaped, and Sirius had to transform into his dog form in order to protect Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the werewolf. Lupin was eventually distracted by a howl from the [[Forbidden Forest]]. Hermione and Harry rushed to Sirius' aid when they heard him moaning, but hundreds of [[Dementor]]s descended on them, come to recapture Sirius. Sirius quickly fainted, and Harry told Hermione to think of something happy and attempt to cast a [[Patronus Charm|patronus]] as he was trying to himself, but they were both unable to cast one. As Harry conjured an incorporeal Patronus, Hermione passed out, leaving Harry to fight the Dementors alone. Harry held them off for a while but was eventually overwhelmed. The Dementors were about to perform the [[Dementor's Kiss|Kiss]] on Harry, Hermione, and Sirius when a mysterious figure in the distance cast a very powerful [[Patronus Charm]] to repel the Dementors. Unable to see properly in the resulting blinding light, Harry thought he glimpsed his father just before he, too, lost consciousness.
   
entors. As evidenced by her assertion that time-travelling was extremely dangerous, Hermione took great personal risk to save Sirius and Buckbeak. At the end of the year Hermione returned her Time-Turner, claiming it caused too much trouble and that she would drop a few subjects instead, which was a very big surprise to everyone.
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[[File:Turning_time.gif|250px|thumb|Harry and Hermione using the Time-turner]]
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[[File:POA_HQ_still_Hermione_Buckbeak_Harry.png|thumb|Hermione and Harry saving Buckbeak from execution]]
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Harry and Hermione awoke in the [[Hospital Wing]] after being rescued by [[Severus Snape]], who conjured stretchers for Hermione, Harry and Sirius. After realising that Sirius' soul was to be destroyed by the Dementor's Kiss and receiving vague, though instructive and useful, instructions from [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]], Hermione used her [[Time-Turner]] to return herself and Harry to a time earlier in the evening. It was a very difficult task and Harry had to be constantly reminded by Hermione to stay concealed as being seen could cause irreparable damage to their timelines. Hermione agreed with Harry that it was difficult to watch their problems again, but she strictly said that they could do nothing about it, as bad things happened to wizards who tried to meddle with their past and future lives.
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The two did, however, successfully use the opportunity to [[Rescue of Sirius Black and Buckbeak|rescue]] Sirius and also Buckbeak, as it was hinted by Dumbledore that more than one innocent life could be spared that night.<ref name="POA" /> Whilst waiting, she discussed their saviour with Harry, and when Harry realised that it was not his father he saw but himself having travelled back in time, she claimed that none but a powerful wizard could have conjured a Patronus to drive away that many Dementors. As evidenced by her assertion that time-travelling was extremely dangerous, Hermione took great personal risk to save Sirius and Buckbeak. At the end of the year Hermione returned her Time-Turner, claiming it caused too much trouble and that she would drop a few subjects instead, which was a very big surprise to everyone.
   
 
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{{Quote|You know, [[house-elf|house-elves]] get a very raw deal! It's slavery, that's what it is! That [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Mr Crouch]] made [[Winky|her]] go up to the top of the stadium, and she was terrified, and he's got her bewitched so she can't even run when they start trampling tents! Why doesn't anyone do something about it?|Hermione begins her [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|campaign]] for the better treatment of house-elves|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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{{Quote|You know, house-elves get a very raw deal! It's slavery, that's what it is! That [[Bartemius Crouch Senior|Mr Crouch]] made her go up to the top of the stadium, and she was terrified, and he's got her bewitched so she can't even run when they start trampling tents! Why doesn't anyone do something about it?|Hermione begins her [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|campaign]] for the better treatment of house-elves|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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[[File:The trio seeing the Dark Mark.png|250px|thumb|left|Ron, Harry, and Hermione after the riot of the [[1994 Quidditch World Cup]]]]
   
[[File:Roit_at_the_World_cup.png|thumb|251x251px|Ron, Harry and Hermione after the riot of the Quidditch World Cup]]
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Before her fourth year at Hogwarts, Hermione spent much of the summer holidays at the [[the Burrow|Burrow]] with [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], sharing a room with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]. With the other [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] (excluding Molly Weasley), they attended the 1994 Quidditch World Cup in [[August]]. After the game, the communal campsite was set upon by [[Death Eaters]]. Hermione, Harry, and Ron fled into the woods and witnessed the casting of ''[[Morsmordre]]''. Initially caught up in the chaos surrounding the effort to catch the caster, she took exception to the accusations levelled against Harry, and the many wizards' treatment of the house-elf [[Winky]] who had also been at the scene.
   
Before her fourth year at Hogwarts, Hermione spent much of the summer holidays at [[The Burrow]] with [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], sharing a room with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]. With the other [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] (excluding Molly Weasley), they attended the [[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]] in [[August]]. After the game, the communal camp-site was [[Riot at the Quidditch World Cup|set upon]] by [[Death Eaters]]. Hermione, Harry, and Ron fled into the woods and witnessed the casting of ''[[Morsmordre]]''. Initially caught up in the chaos surrounding the effort to catch the caster, she took exception to the accusations levelled against Harry, and the many wizards' treatment of the house-elf [[Winky]] who had also been at the scene.
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Once at Hogwarts, it was revealed to the students that former [[Auror]] [[Alastor Moody]] (who was, in fact, a polyjuiced [[Bartemius Crouch Junior|Barty Crouch Jr]]) was to be the new [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor, Lupin having left at the end of the previous year due to Snape outing his werewolf status. Moody was a hands-on professor who believed in a practical approach when it came to defence. One of his earliest lessons was on the [[Unforgivable Curses]]. Hermione and her fellow classmates witnessed the curses effects on a spider.
   
Once at Hogwarts, Hermione began a crusade for the liberation of [[house-elf|house-elves]] by beginning the [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare]], or what she and the group called S.P.E.W, (or as [[Ronald Weasley]] called it: spew) having been appalled by [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Bartemius Crouch]]'s abusive treatment of his house-elf [[Winky]]. This did not earn her any popularity, as most believed that house-elves enjoy their work; indeed, even the house-elves did not like her campaigning. Harry, Ron, and [[Neville Longbottom]] only reluctantly joined, mostly in order to prevent Hermione from nagging them about it. [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]] as well as [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]] refused to join on the grounds that it would upset the house-elves, though Fred did tell Hermione how to get into the [[Hogwarts kitchen|Hogwarts kitchens]], where she spoke to [[Dobby]] and Winky. Hermione considered the former to be a good example of a free elf, and tried to comfort the latter about being sacked by Crouch, but Winky soon became upset by Hermione's claims that house-elves deserved to have holidays and wages, along with the other elves.
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[[File:Dobby_PM_B4C21M2_DobbyAndWinkyOtherHouseElvesInHogwartsKitchen_Moment.jpg|250x250px|thumb|The trio visiting the house-elves in the Hogwarts kitchen]]
   
[[File:Selection of the Champions.png|thumb|250x250px|The Goblet of Fire selects Harry as the fourth champion|left]]
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Hermione began a crusade for the liberation of [[house-elf|house-elves]] by beginning the [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare]], or what she and the group called S.P.E.W, (or, as [[Ronald Weasley]] called it, "spew") having been appalled by [[Bartemius Crouch Senior|Bartemius Crouch]]'s abusive treatment of his house-elf Winky. This did not earn her any popularity, as most believed that house-elves enjoy their work; indeed, even the house-elves did not like her campaigning. Harry, Ron, and Neville only reluctantly joined S.P.E.W., mostly in order to prevent Hermione from nagging them about it. Hagrid as well as [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]] refused to join on the grounds that it would upset the house-elves. Despite this, Fred did tell Hermione how to get into the Hogwarts kitchens. One morning she (along with Harry and Ron) visited the kitchens, where she spoke to [[Dobby]] and Winky. Dobby was pleased to see Harry and his friends and proceeded to tell them his struggles as a freed elf.
   
After the events surrounding Harry's name coming out of the [[Goblet of Fire]], Hermione was the only student who believed Harry's innocence; in fact, she "''accepted his story without question''." Even Ron was suspicious that Harry had cheated in order to gain more glory, creating a rift between the two for some time. Hermione helped Harry for the [[Triwizard Tournament]] by teaching him useful spells, such as [[Stunning Spell|''Stupefy'']], [[Impediment Jinx|''Impedimenta'']], and [[Summoning Charm|''Accio'']] and tried to get Harry and Ron to talk to one another multiple times. At this time, Hermione unknowingly attracted the interest of [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]] Triwizard Champion and Bulgarian International [[Seeker]], [[Viktor Krum]] for her intelligence, unconventional beauty, and the manner in which she declined to hound him for autographs, unlike other girls. Krum began following Hermione to the library and other places around Hogwarts, and even asked Harry if it was all right for him to pursue Hermione. He eventually asked her to attend the [[Yule Ball]] with him, and she accepted, not telling anyone but [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]].
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While the trio were within the kitchen it was revealed that Winky was so saddened by the lose of her previous job that she had taken to drinking [[Butterbeer]], as a means to get drunk and numb her pain. Hermione considered Dobby to be a good example of a free elf and tried to comfort Winky about being sacked by Crouch. This did little good, however, as Winky soon became upset by Hermione's claims that house-elves deserved to have holidays and wages. Winky was not the only elf bothered by this, as the other elves stated that proper house-elves would never need such things and to want them is considered very shameful.
   
[[File:Hermione yule ball.jpg|thumb|202x202px|Hermione in her Yule Ball gown]]
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[[File:Harry-potter-goblet-of-fire-movie-screencaps.com-9999.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Hermione believed Harry without question when he said he did not enter his name in the Triwizard Tournament]]
   
Thus, when the pair arrived, many were stunned and jealous. Hermione wore robes of "''floaty, periwinkle-blue material,''" and her hair in an "''elegant knot at the back of her head''."<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> The attention to her appearance was unusual, and she received many positive remarks on it. Even Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson had nothing negative to say. Hermione commented that she had used [[Sleekeazy's Hair Potion]], but that it was too much work to use it every day. Upon seeing Hermione with Krum, Ron was overcome with jealousy. Hermione intended for Ron to ask her, but his invite was insensitive and at the last minute. The two rowed about it in the common room, in which Hermione revealed that he should have asked her instead of Krum, but Ron misunderstood the point. After that, the two were seemingly more polite, although Ron continued to show dislike and distrust towards Krum.
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After the events surrounding Harry's name coming out of the [[Goblet of Fire]], Hermione was the only student who believed Harry's innocence. In fact, she "''accepted his story without question''." Even Ron was suspicious that Harry had cheated in order to gain more glory, creating a rift between the two for some time. Hermione helped Harry prepare for the first task of the Triwizard Tournament by helping him learn useful spells. Some of the spells were ''[[Stunning Spell|Stupefy]]'', ''[[Impediment Jinx|Impedimenta]]'', ''[[Summoning Charm|Accio,]] ''and the [[Four-Point Spell]]''. ''She also tried to get Harry and Ron to talk to one another multiple times.
   
[[File:Viktor-Krum-partially-Transfigured as a shark, Saves Hermione at the 1994 Triwizard Tournament 2nd Task.gif|thumb|240x240px|Viktor rescues Hermione during the second task|left]]
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Hermione unknowingly attracted the interest of [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]] Triwizard Champion and Bulgarian International [[Seeker]], [[Viktor Krum]]. He was attracted to her due to her intelligence, unconventional beauty, and the manner in which she declined to hound him for autographs, unlike other girls. Krum began following Hermione to the library and other places around Hogwarts, including the library. This was something that Hermione found very irritating, as she couldn't work when surrounded by giggling girls, who had taken it upon themselves to follow Krum throughout the castle and the school grounds. Krum even bizarrely asked Harry if it was all right for him to pursue Hermione. He eventually asked her to attend the [[Yule Ball]] with him, and she accepted, not telling anyone but [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] that she was his date.
   
Hermione was chosen as a "kidnap victim" for Krum during the Tournament's Second Task, something that she subsequently endured teasing over. She was taken to the bottom of the Black Lake to await rescue from Krum, who donned a half-shark [[Transfiguration]]. Krum managed to rescue her and carried her to the surface, where he revealed to her later that he "''never felt this way about any other girl''" and asked her to visit him in [[Bulgaria]] over the summer.<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> Krum was also jealous of Hermione's relationship with Harry Potter thinking that there was something romantic between them that went beyond just plain friendship. The jealousy was founded based on the lies in the Daily Prophet. Harry was quick to inform Krum of these lies.
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[[File:Yule_ball7.gif|205x205px|thumb|Hermione dancing with her date, Viktor Krum at the Yule Ball]]
   
[[File:HermioneHateMail.png|thumb|250x250px|The hate mail Hermione recieved in response to Skeeter's articles ]]
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Thus, when the pair arrived, many were stunned and jealous. Hermione wore robes of a "''floaty, periwinkle-blue material,''" and her hair in an "''elegant knot at the back of her head''."<ref name="GOF">{{GOF}}</ref> The attention to her appearance was unusual, and she received many positive remarks on it. Even Draco Malfoy and [[Pansy Parkinson]] had nothing negative to say. Hermione commented that she had used [[Sleekeazy's Hair Potion]], but that it was too much work to use it every day. Upon seeing Hermione with Krum, Ron was overcome with jealousy. Hermione had hoped for Ron to ask her, but his invitation was insensitive and at the last minute due to him not being able to find anyone else. The two rowed about it in the common room after the ball, in which she revealed that he should have asked her properly and not ''"as a last resort"'', but Ron misunderstood the point. After that, the two were seemingly more polite to each other, although more distant for a time and Ron continued to show dislike and distrust towards Krum.
   
[[Rita Skeeter]], a journalist for the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' and unregistered [[Animagus]], was hiding in beetle form in Hermione's hair during this conversation. Hermione had previously told Skeeter off for printing horrible lies about Harry and [[Rubeus Hagrid]], angering the journalist, who wrote a scathing article on "the devious Miss Granger," claiming that she was toying with both Harry and Krum's affections and possibly brewing[[Love Potion| love potions]]. In the words of Ron, Skeeter was making Hermione out to be a "''Scarlet Woman''." Although she called Hermione "''plain''" in the article, she had previously reported Hermione as Harry's "''stunningly pretty... girlfriend''" by likely twisting and sensationalising the words of [[Colin Creevey]] and thus used this as the basis for the article. Although Hermione found the lies ridiculous, some people believed them and started sending Hermione hate mail, and even [[Molly Weasley]] treated her coldly until Harry corrected her. Hermione found this irritating and vowed to get revenge on Skeeter for her libel, and she did.
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Hermione was chosen as a "kidnap victim" for Krum during the Tournament's Second Task, something that she subsequently endured teasing over. She was taken to the bottom of the Black Lake to await rescue from Krum, who donned a half-shark [[Transfiguration]]. Krum managed to rescue her and carried her to the surface, where he revealed to her later that he "''never felt this way about any other girl''" and asked her to visit him in [[Bulgaria]] over the summer.<ref name="GOF" /> Krum was jealous of Hermione's relationship with Harry Potter, thinking that there was something romantic between them that went beyond just plain friendship. The jealousy was founded based on the lies in the ''[[Daily Prophet]] and ''Harry was quick to inform Krum of these lies.
   
On the ride home on the [[Hogwarts Express]], Hermione happily revealed she uncovered Skeeter's status as an unregistered Animagus and had trapped her in a jar. She kept Skeeter from writing for a year by threatening to expose her to the authorities. She single-handed drove Skeeter into poverty, gaining revenge for the pain caused to Harry and her other friends. However, with the [[Return of the Dark Lord|return]] of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and the murder of [[Cedric Diggory]] at the end of the school year,<ref name="GOF" /> there were much more serious challenges ahead for Hermione and her friends.
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[[File:B4C28M1 Hermione opening hate mails.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Hermione receives hate mail from the readers of ''[[Witch Weekly Magazine|Witch Weekly]]'' in response to Skeeter's article]]
   
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[[Rita Skeeter]], a journalist for the ''Daily Prophet'' and unregistered [[Animagus]], was hiding in beetle form in Hermione's hair during this conversation. Hermione had previously reprimanded Skeeter for printing horrible lies about Harry and [[Rubeus Hagrid]]. This angered the journalist, who wrote a scathing article on "the devious Miss Granger", claiming that she was toying with both Harry and Krum's affections and that she had developed a taste for famous wizards. Skeeter even went so far to claim that Hermione was possibly brewing [[Love Potion|love potions]]. In the words of Ron, Skeeter was making Hermione out to be a "''Scarlet Woman''", a phrase which made Hermione laugh. She called Hermione "''plain''" in the article, inspite of previously reporting Hermione as Harry's "''stunningly pretty... girlfriend''" by likely twisting and sensationalising the words of [[Colin Creevey]] and thus using this as the basis for the article. Although Hermione found the lies ridiculous, some people believed them and started sending Hermione hate mail, including one filled with [[Bubotuber Pus]], and even [[Molly Weasley]] treated her coldly until Harry corrected her. Hermione vowed to get revenge on Skeeter for her libel, and wondered how she was getting her information, as several things Skeeter knew had only been discussed in private conversations. This led her to come to the realisation that Skeeter was an illegal unregistered [[Animagus]], who took the form of a beetle to secretly witness confidential exchanges.
{{Dialogue a-b-c-b|Ron Weasley |[[Seamus Finnigan|Seamus]] reckons that Harry's lying about You-Know-Who.|Hermione|Yes, [[Lavender Brown|Lavender]] thinks so too...|Harry Potter|Been having a nice little chat with her about whether or not I'm a lying, attention-seeking prat, have you?|No, I told her to keep her big fat mouth shut about you, actually. And it would be quite nice if you stopped jumping down Ron and my throats, Harry, because if you haven't noticed, we're on your side.|Hermione and Harry arguing|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
   
[[File:Doxycide1.jpg|thumb|250px|Hermione with others in 12 Grimmauld Place preparing to clean|left]]
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[[File:Snape Dark Mark reveal.png|250px|thumb|Hermione was present when the Minister for Magic visited Harry in the hospital wing]]
   
Following the death of [[Cedric Diggory]], the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] refused to accept [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]]'s claims that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had returned, and the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' labelled them either liars or nutters. However, Hermione and Ron believed Harry and defended him against the criticism of doubtful classmates. Though occasionally Harry vented his frustration at them, Hermione and Ron stuck by him. They also wanted to become members of the reconvened [[Order of the Phoenix]] but were not allowed to because they were under-age. Hermione helped exterminate [[12 Grimmauld Place]], which served as headquarters for the Order, and was immensely relieved when Harry was acquitted of the charge of having used under-age magic. Also before returning to Hogwarts, she and Ron learned that they had been appointed [[prefect]]s for [[Gryffindor]] house and received badges. She took her position very seriously.
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The students were shocked when Harry returned at the end of the third and final task with Cedric Diggory's dead body. Hermione was relieved to see Harry when he was brought to the infirmary by Professor Dumbledore. She was upset with the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, when he refused to believe Harry and Dumbledore about the truth of Voldemort's return. During her time with Harry in the Hospital Wing, she noticed Skeeter on a windowsill, attempting to eavesdrop, and captured her in the process. Hermione did not go against Harry's story when she finally heard it, sticking by her best friend.
   
Once the school year began, Hermione resumed some of her activism on behalf of house-elves, though she was not as intense about [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W.]] as she had been the previous year. She learned how to knit socks and hats for the house-elves and hid them in Gryffindor Tower. The elves found this attempt at freeing them insulting, and they stopped cleaning the Tower at all. [[Dobby]], already a free elf, was the only one who enjoyed the gifts. He took everything Hermione had made and cleaned the Tower by himself, a fact which Hermione did not know.
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On the ride home on the [[Hogwarts Express]], Hermione happily revealed to Harry and Ron that she uncovered Skeeter's status as an unregistered Animagus and had trapped her in a jar. She kept Skeeter from writing for a year by threatening to expose her to the authorities. She single-handed drove Skeeter into poverty, gaining revenge for the pain caused to Harry and her other friends. However, with the [[Return of Lord Voldemort|return]] of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and the murder of [[Cedric Diggory]] at the end of the school year,<ref name="GOF" /> there were much more serious challenges ahead for Hermione and her friends.
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====Fifth year====
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{{Dialogue|Harry Potter|Been having a nice little chat with her about whether or not I'm a lying, attention-seeking prat, have you?|Hermione|No, I told her to keep her big fat mouth shut about you, actually. And it would be quite nice if you stopped jumping down Ron and my throats, Harry, because if you haven't noticed, we're on your side.|Argument over people's differing opinions|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}[[File:Doxycide Grimmauld Place.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Hermione with others in 12 Grimmauld Place preparing to clean]]
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Following the death of [[Cedric Diggory]], the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] refused to accept Harry and [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]]'s claims that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had returned, and the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'' labelled them either liars or nutters. However, Hermione and Ron believed Harry and defended him against the criticism of doubtful classmates. Though occasionally Harry vented his frustration at them, the two stuck by him. The trio also wanted to become members of the reconvened [[Order of the Phoenix]] but were not allowed to because they were under-age. Hermione helped exterminate [[12 Grimmauld Place]], which served as headquarters for the Order, and was immensely relieved when Harry was acquitted of the charge of having used underage magic in the presence of a muggle, after him and [[Dudley Dursley]] were attacked by a Dementor in [[Little Whinging]].
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Before returning to Hogwarts, she and Ron learned that they had been appointed prefects for [[Gryffindor]] house, to the secret consternation of Harry, who couldn't believe Ron had been chosen over him. She took her position very seriously. Once the school year began, Hermione resumed some of her activism on behalf of house-elves, though she was not as intense about [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W.]] as she had been the previous year. She learned how to knit socks and hats for the house-elves and hid them in Gryffindor Tower, disguising them with crumpled rubbish in an attempt to trick the house-elves into accidentally freeing themselves. The elves found this attempt insulting, and they stopped cleaning the Tower at all. [[Dobby]] was the only one who enjoyed the gifts, took everything Hermione had made, and cleaned the Tower by himself, a fact which Hermione didn't know. Hermione was challenged in more ways than one that year when she met [[Luna Lovegood]], whose belief in many things without logical grounds baffled Hermione. However, the two became friends after accepting one another's differences.<ref name="OOTP" />
   
 
[[File:Tumblr n6unbjelLi1r5w42zo4 250.gif|frame|Hermione practising with Dumbledore's Army in the Room of Requirement]]
 
[[File:Tumblr n6unbjelLi1r5w42zo4 250.gif|frame|Hermione practising with Dumbledore's Army in the Room of Requirement]]
   
Meanwhile, it was not long before Hermione realised that the Ministry of Magic had decided to interfere at Hogwarts. [[Dolores Umbridge]], a cruel, falsely sweet Ministry employee with a personality like "''poisoned honey''", was appointed as the new professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. She refused to teach students practical defence, focusing only on theory. With this being the case, Hermione decided that Hogwarts needed a competent teacher and, together with Harry and Ron, founded [[Dumbledore's Army]], a secret organisation in which students would gather after classes and be taught practical defensive spells. She suggested that Harry be the teacher; though he originally thought the idea ridiculous, he consented to teach the class. One of the many spells Hermione learned was the [[Patronus Charm]]; hers took the form of an [[Wikipedia:Otter|otter]]. Hermione also became one of the few people brave enough to call [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] by his actual name. However, Hermione made the mistake of arranging the first meeting to take place in the [[Hog's Head]], as opposed to the Three Broomsticks, which Sirius, appearing in the Gryffindor Common Room fire, said would have made it a lot more harder for anyone to overhear. [[Willy Widdershins]], who was in the Hog's Head, went to Umbridge, who instituted [[Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four]] to forbid any type of students groups from being formed under her watchful eye.
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Meanwhile, it was not long before Hermione realised that the Ministry of Magic had decided to interfere at Hogwarts. [[Dolores Umbridge]], a cruel, falsely sweet Ministry employee with a personality like "''poisoned honey''", was appointed as the new professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. She refused to teach students practical defence, focusing only on theory, despite their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|OWLs]] being later that year. With this being the case, Hermione decided that Hogwarts needed a competent teacher and, together with Harry and Ron, founded [[Dumbledore's Army]], a secret organisation in which students would gather after classes and be taught practical defensive spells. She suggested that Harry be the teacher; though he originally thought the idea ridiculous, he consented to teach the class. The name was suggested by Ginny, who recalled the conversation they'd had about Fudge's greatest fear being that Dumbledore would form an army of students if the Ministry did not intervene at Hogwarts.
   
[[File:Closed Ward.png|left|thumb|250x250px|The trio and Ginny in St. Mungo's after visiting Arthur Weasley]]
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[[File:HermioneExpectoPatronum.gif|thumb|Hermione conjuring her Otter Patronus]]
   
Halfway through the year at Hogwarts, Harry had a vision of Voldemort's snake, Nagini, biting Mr Weasley during his task for the Order of the Phoenix. Mr Weasley was carried into St. Mungo's Hospital, where Mrs. Weasley screamed at him for trying to [[stitches|stitch]] his wound instead of healing it with magic. Hermione was one of the few who visited him and stayed at Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place for a couple of weeks until Mr Weasley was nursed back to health. Hermione had managed to convince her parents by telling them that skiing wasn't ''really'' her thing and that people who were serious about [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|their exams]] stayed at Hogwarts and studied.
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One of the many spells Hermione learned was the [[Patronus Charm]]; hers took the corporeal form of an [[otter]]. Hermione became one of the few people brave enough to call [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] by his actual name. However, Hermione made the mistake of arranging the first meeting to take place in the [[Hog's Head]], as opposed to the Three Broomsticks, which Sirius, appearing in the Gryffindor Common Room fire, said would have made it a lot more harder for anyone to overhear. [[Willy Widdershins]], who was in the Hog's Head, went to Umbridge, who instituted [[Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four]] to forbid any type of students groups from being formed under her watchful eye.
   
The D.A. brought Harry into greater contact with [[Cho Chang]]. After a meeting, Harry kissed Cho, and when he didn't tell it to Hermione and Ron, she guessed, asking if Cho had cornered him after the meeting. She explained to Harry and Ron that Cho was having a hard time since [[Cedric Diggory]], who she used to go out with, was killed by Lord Voldemort. Hermione gave Harry advice on Cho and girls in general. In an effort to combat the lies being told about Harry, Hermione also arranged for an interview during a [[Hogsmeade]] [[Hogsmeade weekend trips|visit]] with [[Rita Skeeter]] to be printed in ''[[The Quibbler]]'' telling his side of the story. Despite being banned, it became the magazine's best-selling issue of all time.<ref name="OOTP" />
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[[File:StMungos_PM_B5C23M1_ChristmasAtStMungos_Moment.jpg|250px|thumb|left|The trio and Ginny in St Mungo's after visiting Arthur Weasley]]
   
[[File:InquistorialSquadOffice.jpg|thumb|235x235px|Hermione and [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]] are held against their will by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]]]
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Halfway through the year at Hogwarts, Harry had a vision of Voldemort's snake, [[Nagini]], biting Mr Weasley during his task for the Order of the Phoenix. Mr Weasley was carried into [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|St Mungo's Hospital]], where Mrs Weasley screamed at him for trying to stitch his wound instead of healing it with magic. Hermione was one of the few who visited him and stayed at Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place for a couple of weeks until Mr Weasley was nursed back to health. Hermione had managed to convince her parents by telling them that skiing wasn't ''really'' her thing and that people who were serious about their exams stayed at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and studied.
   
It was Hermione's brilliant spell-work that ensured the security of Dumbledore's Army. She created [[Dumbledore's Army coin|coins]] enchanted with the [[Protean Charm]], an advanced spell, as a method of communication, and [[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx|jinxed]] the club's [[Dumbledore's Army parchment|attendance]] sheet to give any tattler a horrendous rash on the face, which would spell out "''SNEAK"'' in painful boils. This is exactly what happened to [[Marietta Edgecombe]] later in the year when she betrayed the D.A. to Umbridge. When Harry learned that they could not find a counter curse, he swelled with pride at Hermione's jinxing ability. Hermione was not exposed at that time, but later she was brought to Umbridge's office by the [[Inquisitorial Squad]].
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The D.A. brought Harry into greater contact with [[Cho Chang]]. After a meeting, Harry kissed Cho, and when he returned to the Gryffindor Common Room Hermione immediately guessed, asking if Cho had cornered him after the meeting. When Harry told them that Cho has been crying, she explained to Harry and Ron that Cho was having a hard time since [[Cedric Diggory]], who she used to go out with, was killed by Lord Voldemort. Hermione later gave Harry advice on Cho and girls in general. In an effort to combat the lies being told about Harry, Hermione arranged for an interview during a [[Hogsmeade]] [[Hogsmeade weekend trips|visit]] with [[Rita Skeeter]] to be printed in ''[[The Quibbler]]'' telling his side of the story, blackmailing Skeeter into penning it in a sympathetic tone. Despite being banned - or maybe because it was banned - it became the magazine's best-selling issue of all time.<ref name="OOTP" />
   
Late in the fall of that year, [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]], who had been missing for the entirety of the school year, returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. Hermione, Harry, and Ron ventured down to see him immediately even though it was after curfew. Hermione was aghast at the injuries Hagrid had sustained and greatly curious as to his story. She was almost caught when Umbridge called on Hagrid that night. Months later, Hermione and Harry learned why Hagrid was perpetually bruised and cut. He had brought his half giant brother [[Grawp]] back from the giants. After Grawp picked her up, Hermione forcefully told him to put him down. Just after their class took their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]], Harry had a vision of his [[Sirius Black|godfather]] being tortured by Voldemort in the [[Department of Mysteries]]. Hermione was worried that it was a trap and convinced Harry to try to contact Sirius before doing anything rash. To that end, she accompanied Harry in an act of solidarity as he sneaked into [[Dolores Umbridge|Umbridge]]'s office to use the [[Floo Network]], with the assistance of Ron, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], and [[Luna Lovegood]], but they were ultimately caught. When Umbridge threatened to use the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on Harry during questioning, Hermione interceded, coming up with a lie that she and her fellow D.A. members had been building a weapon for Dumbledore.
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It was Hermione's brilliant spell-work that ensured the security of Dumbledore's Army. She created [[Dumbledore's Army coin|coins]] enchanted with the [[Protean Charm]], an advanced spell, as a method of communication, and [[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx|jinxed]] the club's attendance sheet to give any tattler a horrendous rash on the face, which would spell out "''SNEAK"'' in painful boils. This is exactly what happened to [[Marietta Edgecombe]], a reluctant member of the D.A., having been brought to the meetings by Cho. Shortly before Easter, Marietta finally caved under the pressure from her ministry mother who worked in the the [[Floo Regulation Panel|Floo Network Office]] and betrayed the D.A. to Umbridge. When Harry learned that they could not find a [[counter-curse]] to heal her face, he swelled with pride at Hermione's jinxing ability.
   
[[File:Normal 260ootp umbridge potter granger.jpg|thumb|235x235px|Hermione, Harry Potter, and Umbridge in the forest|left]]
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[[File:InquistorialSquadOffice.jpg|250px|thumb|Hermione and [[Neville Longbottom]] are held against their will by the Inquisitorial Squad]]
   
She successfully lured Umbridge into the [[Forbidden Forest]], where Umbridge was carried away by a herd of [[centaur]]s. Hermione had predicted that the centaurs would let her and Harry go, since they did not insult the centaurs and were young enough to be considered "foals." However, the centaurs were already enraged by Umbridge and were further angered when Hermione admitted that she had hoped that they would drive Umbridge off, being insulted that they were thought of to do the bidding of humans. They were about to carry the two students off as well, but [[Grawp]] stumbled onto the scene and a [[Skirmish in the Forbidden Forest|fight broke out]] between the [[giant]] and the herd. This allowed Hermione and Harry to escape and meet up with Ron, Ginny, Luna, and [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]], who had escaped from the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]. The six students flew on [[Thestral]]s to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] to try to save Sirius.
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Dobby the house-elf learned of this turn of events and rushed to the [[Room of Requirement]] to warn Harry and the D.A. They immediately scattered, and most members escaped, but Harry was caught by Umbridge and several Slytherin students who were members of the [[Inquisitorial Squad]]. A search of the room uncovered the parchment that each member of the D.A. had signed, headed ''Dumbledore's Army''. Finally having "proof" that Dumbledore was building an army to challenge the Ministry, Umbridge immediately contacted Cornelius Fudge. Dumbledore fled the school and Umbridge became Headmistress. Hermione was not exposed at that time, but later she was brought to Umbridge's office by the some members of the [[Inquisitorial Squad]].
   
[[File:Battle department of mysteries.gif|thumb|240x240px|The six D.A. members battling Death Eaters for possession of the prophecy]]
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[[File:Grawp Hermione.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Hermione forcefully telling Grawp to put her down]]
   
Hermione's fear turned out to be justified, as Harry's vision was a ruse designed to lure him to the Ministry to obtain a [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|prophecy]] Voldemort sought. As soon as Harry did this, the six D.A. members were surrounded by [[Death Eaters]], and a [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]] ensued. Hermione [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] [[Nott]] when he grabbed Harry, thus freeing him and causing Nott to be injured by the collapsing shelves of prophecies. She later stunned another [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] and [[Silencing Charm|silenced]] [[Antonin Dolohov]] before he could alert the other Death Eaters to the group's location. She was critically injured by the [[Antonin Dolohov's curse|curse]] Dolohov subsequently struck her with, but made a full recovery.<ref name="OOTP" />
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Late in the fall of that year, [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]], who had been missing for the entirety of the school year, returned to Hogwarts. Hermione, Harry, and Ron ventured down to see him immediately even though it was after curfew. Hermione was aghast at the injuries Hagrid had sustained and greatly curious as to his story. Hagrid told the trio about his mission with [[Olympe Maxime|Madame Maxime]] to try and recruit the giants in the fight against Voldemort. They were almost caught when Umbridge called on Hagrid that night, but hid under the Invisibilty Cloak. Months later, Hermione and Harry learned why Hagrid was perpetually bruised and cut; he had brought his giant half-brother [[Grawp]] back to Hogwarts, as he was getting severely bullied, and was trying to teach him human ways. After Grawp, who had the mental age of a human toddler, picked her up, Hermione forcefully told him to put him down. He subsequently became enamoured with Hermione, calling her "Hermy".
   
Hermione was challenged in more ways than one that year when she met [[Luna Lovegood]], whose belief in many things without logical grounds baffled Hermione. However, the two became friends after accepting one another's differences.<ref name="OOTP" />
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[[File:Normal 260ootp umbridge potter granger.jpg|250px|thumb|Hermione and Harry lured Umbridge into the [[Forbidden Forest]]]]
   
====Sixth year====
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Just after their class took their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.Ls]], Harry had a vision of his godfather being tortured by Voldemort in the [[Department of Mysteries]]. Hermione was worried that it was a trap and convinced Harry to try to contact Sirius before doing anything rash. To that end, she accompanied Harry in an act of solidarity as he sneaked into Umbridge's office to use the [[Floo Network]], with the assistance of Ron, Ginny, and [[Luna Lovegood]], but they were ultimately caught. When Umbridge threatened to use the [[Cruciatus Curse]] on Harry during questioning, Hermione interceded. She came up with a lie that she and her fellow D.A. members had been building a weapon for Dumbledore, thus stopping Umbridge's sadistic interrogation and attempted torture of Harry.
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Hermione achieved high academic prestige when she obtained ten [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]], in [[Charms (class)|Charms]], [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]], [[Care of Magical Creatures]], [[Arithmancy]], [[History of Magic]], [[Herbology]], [[Astronomy]], [[Potions (class)|Potions]], and [[Study of Ancient Runes|Ancient Runes]]. She received '[[Outstanding]]' marks on each of them, except Defence Against the Dark Arts, in which she received an '[[Exceeds Expectations]],' which she dwelt upon; Ron found it amusing that she actually seemed disappointed by this.
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Hermione successfully lured Umbridge into the Forbidden Forest by saying that's where the weapon was hidden, where Umbridge was carried away by a herd of [[centaur]]s. She had predicted that the centaurs would let her and Harry go, since they did not insult the centaurs and were young enough to be considered "foals". However, the centaurs were already enraged by Umbridge and were further angered when Hermione admitted that she had hoped that they would drive Umbridge off, being insulted that they were thought of to do the bidding of humans. The centaurs were about to carry the two students off as well, but [[Grawp]] stumbled onto the scene and a [[Skirmish in the Forbidden Forest|fight broke out]] between the giant and the herd. This allowed Hermione and Harry to escape and meet up with Ron, Ginny, Luna, and Neville, who had escaped from the [[Inquisitorial Squad]].
   
[[File:Emma-watson-half-blood-prince-harry-potter-hermione-hermione-granger-potion-Favim com-45655.jpg|left|thumb|250x250px|Hermione in a N.E.W.T.-level Potions lesson brewing [[Draught of Living Death]]]]
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After a brief argument between Harry and Neville over whether or not the others were going to travel with Harry to London, an understanding was reached. The six students flew on [[Thestral]]s (which the majority, Hermione included, could not even see) to the [[British Ministry of Magic Headquarters|Ministry of Magic]] to try to save Sirius from Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
   
By the time they arrived in Hogwarts, Hermione's romantic feelings for Ron had become obvious, and she was upset when he and Lavender started flirting. Hermione and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]]'s relationship suffered greatly in their sixth year, when Ron became envious of both Hermione and [[Harry Potter|Harry]], who were invited to be members of the [[Slug Club]], a group of students favoured by [[Potions (class)|Potions]] professor [[Horace Slughorn]], while he was ignored. He was mollified when Hermione revealed that she was going to ask if he wanted to attend Slughorn's [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]] with her, and according to Harry the two seemed on their way to a romantic relationship.
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[[File:The trio Ginny Neville Luna Death Chamber.gif|250px|thumb|left|The six D.A. members battling Death Eaters for possession of the prophecy]]
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Hermione's fear turned out to be justified, as Harry's vision was a ruse planted in his brain by Voldemort designed to lure him to the Ministry to obtain [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|a prophecy]] Voldemort sought. As soon as Harry did this, the six D.A. members were surrounded by [[Death Eaters]], and a [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries|battle]] ensued. Hermione [[Stunning Spell|stunned]] [[Nott]] when he grabbed Harry, thus freeing him and causing Nott to be injured by the [[Reductor Curse|collapsing]] shelves of prophecies. She later stunned another Death Eater and [[Silencing Charm|Silenced]] [[Antonin Dolohov]] before he could alert the other Death Eaters to the group's location. She was critically injured by the [[Antonin Dolohov's curse|curse]] Dolohov subsequently struck her with, but made a full recovery.<ref name="OOTP" />
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Hermione|Its [[Amortentia]]!|Professor Slughorn|It is indeed. It seems almost foolish to ask, but I assume you know what it does?|It's the most powerful love potion in the world... and it's supposed to smell differently to each of us according to what attracts us, and I can smell freshly mown grass and new parchment and —|Hermione possibly realising her feelings towards Ron|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}Hermione achieved high academic prestige when she obtained ten [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]], in [[Charms (class)|Charms]], [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]], [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]], [[Care of Magical Creatures]], [[Arithmancy]], [[History of Magic]], [[Herbology]], [[Astronomy (class)|Astronomy]], [[Potions (class)|Potions]], and [[Study of Ancient Runes|Ancient Runes]]. She received '[[Outstanding]]' marks on each of them, except Defence Against the Dark Arts in which she received an '[[Exceeds Expectations]],' which she dwelt upon; Ron found it amusing that she actually seemed disappointed by this.
   
[[File:Halfblood-01900.jpg|thumb|240x240px|Hermione and Harry discussing Ron's new relationship with Lavender Brown]]
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[[File:Emma-watson-half-blood-prince-harry-potter-hermione-hermione-granger-potion-Favim com-45655.jpg|250px|thumb|Hermione brewing a [[Draught of Living Death]] in a N.E.W.T.-level Potions lesson]]
   
However, during an argument with [[Ginevra Weasley|his sister]], Ginny humiliated Ron about his inexperience with the opposite gender and told him that Hermione had kissed [[Viktor Krum]] during their earlier romance. Ron subsequently began treating Hermione coldly, much to her bewilderment. He became even angrier with her when she believed that Harry slipped Ron [[Felix Felicis]] to assist in his [[Quidditch]]-playing abilities, despite having believed it initially himself, accusing her of having no faith in him when it was discovered that he had not been slipped the potion at all. All of this culminated in Ron beginning a very public relationship with fellow Gryffindor student [[Lavender Brown]] (Hermione was always insecure around Ron). When she found out about Ron's relationship with Lavender, she [[Avis|conjured a flock of wild birds]] [[Oppugno Jinx|to attack]] Ron. After this, Hermione went to the aforementioned Christmas party with [[Cormac McLaggen]] to get back at Ron, but it did not go well due to the former's impoliteness. Afterwards, Ron (who was relieved that Hermione and McLaggen's date did not go well and who was growing discontent in his relationship with Lavender) attempted to speak to Hermione, but she ignored him, still upset and angry over his previous treatment of her.<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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By the time they arrived in Hogwarts, Hermione's romantic feelings for Ron had become obvious. According to Harry the two seemed on their way to a romantic relationship. Hermione and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]]'s relationship suffered greatly in their sixth year, when Ron became envious of both Hermione and [[Harry Potter|Harry]], who were invited to be members of the [[Slug Club]], a group of students favoured by [[Potions (class)|Potions]] professor [[Horace Slughorn]], while he was ignored. Hermione strongly disapproved of Harry using the textbook of the "[[Severus Snape|Half-Blood Prince]]" to get ahead in [[Potions (class)|Potions]] unfairly, though she did not turn him in and indirectly found a [[Eileen Prince|clue]] about the book owner. She was particularly alarmed by the increasingly Dark nature of the magic in the book, such as the spell ''[[Sectumsempra]]''.
   
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[[File:Harry-potter-half-blood-harry_hermione.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Harry comforting an upset Hermione after she witnessed Ron snogging Lavender]]
   
The two reconciled after Ron was hospitalised due to consuming poisoned mead, an event that left Hermione shaken and frightened. By this time, Ron was visibly disillusioned with his relationship with Lavender, who had become possessive of him and called him by the annoying nickname "''Won-Won.''" He also muttered Hermione's name in his sleep while in the [[hospital wing]].
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However, during an argument with his sister, Ginny humiliated Ron about his inexperience with the opposite gender and told him that Hermione had kissed [[Viktor Krum]] during their earlier romance. Ron subsequently began treating Hermione coldly, much to her bewilderment. She was upset when he and Lavender started flirting. When she found out about Ron's relationship with Lavender, she [[Bird-Conjuring Charm|conjured a flock of wild birds]] to attack Ron for his insensitivity regarding her feelings. He became even angrier with her when she believed that Harry slipped Ron [[Felix Felicis]] to assist in his [[Quidditch]]-playing abilities; despite having believed it initially himself, he accused her of having no faith in him when it was discovered that he had not been slipped the potion at all. After this, Hermione attended Slughorn's [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]] with [[Cormac McLaggen]] to get back at Ron, but it did not go well due to the former's impoliteness. Afterwards, Ron (who was relieved that Hermione and McLaggen's date did not go well) attempted to speak to Hermione, but she ignored him, still upset and angry over his previous treatment of her.<ref name="HBP">{{HBP}}</ref> This behaviour presisted for quite sometime.
   
He began avoiding Lavender, who soon became suspicious of his relationship with Hermione, ultimately leading to an argument about her. After [[Lavender Brown|Lavender]] saw [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and Hermione come down alone from the boys' dormitories (Harry was under the [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]]) she had a fight with Ron and broke up with him. After Ron told [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and Hermione about breaking up with Lavender, Harry could have sworn he saw Hermione smirk. Afterwards, Hermione and Ron were more comfortable together, and their relationship improved considerably, although a romantic relationship remained out of their reach. Hermione comforted Ron after he failed his [[Apparition (class)|Apparition]] test because he [[Splinch]]ed half an eyebrow, while he teased her about the [[Wilkie Twycross|instructor]]'s praise for her flawless performance. That year, Hermione also quickly mastered [[nonverbal spell|non-verbal magic]].
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[[File:Poppy Pomfrey - Ron Weasley.jpg|250px|thumb|[[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] checking on a poisoned Ron, while Hermione, Harry, and Ginny siting by his bedside]]
   
[[File:Hbp-wand-vigil.jpg|thumb|250x250px|Hermione and other students raising their wands after Dumbledore's death]]
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The two reconciled after Ron was hospitalised due to consuming poisoned mead, an event that left Hermione shaken and frightened. After the incident she remained unusually quiet and subdued. Whilst sitting at Ron's bedside, Ron subconsciously muttered Hermione's name. By this time, Ron was visibly disillusioned with his relationship with [[Lavender]], who had become possessive of him and called him by the annoying nickname "''Won-Won.''" He was also pleased whenever Hermione visited him in the hospital wing. He began avoiding Lavender, who soon became suspicious of his relationship with Hermione, ultimately leading to an argument about her. After Lavender saw Ron and Hermione come down alone from the boys' dormitories (Harry was present also, but under the [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]]), she had a fight with Ron and broke up with him. When Ron told Harry and Hermione about breaking up with Lavender, Harry could have sworn he saw Hermione smirk.
   
Throughout the year, she and Ron were both sceptical of Harry's claims that [[Draco Malfoy]] had been branded with the [[Dark Mark]] and was up to something. Moreover, Hermione was confident that Malfoy couldn't have brought any Dark objects into Hogwarts without alerting Filch. Hermione also strongly disapproved of Harry using the textbook of the "[[Severus Snape|Half-Blood Prince]]" to get ahead in [[Potions (class)|Potions]] unfairly, though she did not turn him in. She was particularly alarmed by the increasingly [[Dark Arts|Dark]] nature of the magic in the book, such as the spell ''[[Sectumsempra]]''. Near the end of the school year, Harry's suspicions would be proven right. Malfoy let [[Death Eaters]] into the school, resulting in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]]. Hermione fought in the battle and remained unscathed thanks to some [[Felix Felicis]],<ref name="HBP" /> which Harry told her, Ron, and Ginny to drink beforehand. Also throughout the school year, Hermione as well as Ron had been informed of the content of Harry's private lessons with Dumbledore. Through these lessons Harry and in turn Hermione and Ron learned about [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s [[Horcrux|Horcruxes]].
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Afterwards, Hermione and Ron were more comfortable together, and their relationship improved considerably, although a romantic relationship remained out of their reach. Hermione comforted Ron after he failed his [[Apparition (class)|Apparition]] test because he [[Splinching|Splinched]] half an eyebrow, while he teased her about the [[Wilkie Twycross|instructor]]'s praise for her flawless performance. That year, Hermione also quickly mastered [[nonverbal spell|non-verbal magic]], the first in her class to do so. Throughout the year, Hermione and Ron were both sceptical of Harry's theory that [[Draco Malfoy]] had been branded with the [[Dark Mark]] and was up to something. Moreover, she was confident that Malfoy couldn't have brought any Dark objects into Hogwarts without alerting [[Argus Filch|Filch]]. These claims were heard by Draco himself, who used these details and Hermione's previous plan of communication to accomplish his own.
   
[[File:The Funeral, B6C30M1.png|left|thumb|250x250px|The funeral of Albus Dumbledore]]
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=====Battle of the Lightning-Struck Tower=====
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[[File:Hermione mourning Dumbledore.jpg|250px|thumb|left|A tearful Hermione standing at the base of the [[Astronomy Tower]] after Dumbledore's death]]Near the end of the school year, Harry's suspicions would be proven right. Malfoy let Death Eaters into the school by means of a pair of vanishing cabinets. One cabinet resided in [[Borgin and Burkes]] and the other in the Room of Hidden Things (as it had been presumed broken, but Malfoy managed to fix it). This infiltration of [[Death Eaters]] resulted in the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]]. Hermione fought in the battle and remained unscathed thanks to some [[Felix Felicis]].<ref name="HBP" /> This was a gift from Harry, who had won it in a Potions competition and had a preconceived notion of what was going to happen. He told Hermione, Ron, and Ginny to drink it beforehand in case his worries proved true.
   
During the [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]] of [[Albus Dumbledore]], Hermione was comforted by Ron and cried on his shoulder. Afterwards, Harry told them about his desire to drop out of Hogwarts to [[Horcrux hunt|hunt Horcruxes]], which were the key to defeating [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. Despite his protests, Hermione and Ron promised to forgo their seventh year of school in order to assist Harry. Before leaving the school, Hermione was able to [[Summoning Charm|summon]] books about Horcruxes from Dumbledore's office, where the late headmaster had kept them after the subject had been banned at Hogwarts.
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[[File:Funeral of Albus Dumbledore.png|250px|thumb|The funeral of Albus Dumbledore]]Throughout the school year, Hermione and Ron had been informed of the content of Harry's private lessons with Dumbledore. Through these lessons Harry, and in turn Hermione and Ron, learned about the existence of Lord Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es. During the [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]] of [[Albus Dumbledore]], who had been killed by Snape in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Hermione was comforted by Ron and cried on his shoulder. Afterwards, Harry told them about his desire to drop out of Hogwarts to hunt Horcruxes, which were the key to defeating [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. Despite his protests, Hermione and Ron promised to forgo their seventh year of school in order to assist Harry. Before leaving the school, Hermione was able to [[Summoning Charm|Summon]] books about Horcruxes so as to learn how to destroy the items. She found them in Dumbledore's office, where the late headmaster had kept them after the subject had been banned at Hogwarts.
   
===Hunting the Horcruxes {{C|1997-1998}}===
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===Horcrux Hunt {{C|1997-1998}}===
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|Listen!|Hermione|No, Harry, ''you'' listen. We're coming with you. That was decided months ago — years, really.|Hermione to Harry regarding her and Ron's plans to accompany him on the hunt for the [[Horcrux]]es| Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|Listen!|Hermione|No, Harry, ''you'' listen. We're coming with you. That was decided months ago — years, really.|Hermione sticking by her vow to accompany Harry on his hunt| Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:Tumblr mpea1ltHOV1rutpbro6 r1 250.gif|thumb|Hermione modifying her parents' memories|235x235px]]
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[[File:Harry-potter-deathly-hallows1-memory charm.jpg|251x251px|thumb|left|Hermione modifying her parents' memories]]
   
Hermione began planning for her journey with [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] immediately. She [[Summoning Charm|summoned]] books about [[Horcrux|Horcruxes]] from Dumbledore's office so as to learn how to destroy the items. Concerned for the safety of her family, she [[False Memory Charm|altered]] her [[Granger family|parents]]' memories to make them think they were Wendell and Monica Wilkins and sent them to hide in [[Australia]], no longer aware of their original identities, the existence of their daughter, or anything she had told them about Harry. She also withdrew all of her savings at her [[building society]] account, in event of a need for Muggle money.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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Hermione began planning for her journey with [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] immediately. Concerned for the safety of her family, she [[False memory charm|altered]] her parents' memories to make them think they were Wendell and Monica Wilkins and sent them to hide in [[Australia]], no longer aware of their original identities, the existence of their daughter, or anything she had told them about Harry. She also withdrew all of her savings at her [[building society]] account, in event of a need for Muggle money.<ref name="DH">{{DH}}</ref>.
   
 
====Battle of the Seven Potters====
 
====Battle of the Seven Potters====
{{Quote|And then, out of nowhere, out of nothing, they were surrounded. At least thirty [[Death Eaters|hooded figures]], suspended in midair, formed a vast circle in the midst of which the [[Order of the Phoenix|Order members]] had risen, oblivious —|The start of the battle|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Main|Battle of the Seven Potters}}
   
[[File:Seven-potters.jpg|thumb|245x245px|The seven Potter shortly before the battle|left]]
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{{Quote|And then, out of nowhere, out of nothing, they were surrounded. At least thirty [[Death Eaters|hooded figures]], suspended in midair, formed a vast circle in the midst of which the Order members had risen, oblivious —|Opening stage of the sky battle|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
Hermione then joined with the [[Order of the Phoenix]] in the operation to remove Harry from [[4 Privet Drive]] before his 17th birthday, taking [[Polyjuice Potion]] to become one of the "[[seven]] Potters." Hermione flew on a [[Thestral]] with [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]. The two fought off at least five [[Death Eaters]], possibly killing one, injuring two, and were pursued by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] himself at one point. In time, they arrived safely at [[the Burrow]], where Hermione was immensely relieved to see Harry alive and ran to him and hugged him tight, but she was greatly worried when Ron did not show up on time. When he landed, she ran and nuzzled him in relief. She was saddened by the news of [[Alastor Moody]] and [[Hedwig]]'s murders and disturbed by Harry's vision of [[Garrick Ollivander]] being [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]].
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[[File:B7C4M1 Seven Potters depart.png|251x251px|thumb|The seven Potters and their protectors right before the sky battle]]
   
[[File:Scrimddwill.jpg|thumb|235x235px|Scrimgeour gives the trio the items left for them in Albus Dumbledore's will]]
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Hermione then joined the [[Order of the Phoenix]] in the operation to remove Harry from 4 Privet Drive before his 17th birthday, taking Polyjuice Potion to become one of the "seven Potters". Hermione flew on a [[Thestral]] with [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]. The two fought off at least five [[Death Eaters]], possibly killing one, injuring two, and were pursued by Lord Voldemort himself at one point. In time, they arrived safely at the[[the Burrow| Burrow]], where Hermione was immensely relieved to see Harry alive and ran to him and hugged him tight, but she was greatly worried when Ron did not show up on time. When he landed, she ran and nuzzled him in relief. She was saddened by the news of [[Alastor Moody]] and [[Hedwig]]'s murders and disturbed by Harry's vision of [[Garrick Ollivander]] being [[Cruciatus Curse|tortured]].
   
Later on, the [[Minister for Magic]], [[Rufus Scrimgeour]] interrupted Harry's [[Harry Potter's seventeenth birthday party|birthday celebrations]] to execute [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|Albus Dumbledore's will]] and bequeath some of his belongings to the three friends. Hermione received ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'', a book of children's stories written in [[Study of Ancient Runes|runes]]. Even before Hermione understood the priceless quality of the gift, she was moved to tears by Dumbledore's great act of friendship. During the reading of Dumbledore's will, she also displayed her incredible store of general knowledge when she mentioned that "''[[Golden Snitch|Snitches]] have flesh memories,''" surprising both Ron and Harry, who had both believed her to know little to nothing of [[Quidditch]].
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[[File:DH1 HQ still Scrimgeour Trio.jpg|235px|thumb|left|Scrimgeour gives the trio the items left for them in Albus Dumbledore's will]]
   
At [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]'s [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] on [[1 August]], [[1997]], Hermione wore a "''floaty, lilac-coloured dress with matching high heels''" and made her hair "''sleek and shiny.''" She was amused by [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]]'s stories about their late uncle [[Bilius]] and shared a friendly exchange with [[Viktor Krum]], to the frustration of Ron. She was happily surprised when Ron quickly asked her to dance, and when Krum asked a disguised Harry whether the two were together, Harry replied "''Er...sort of.''"<ref name="DH" />
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Later on, the [[Minister for Magic]], [[Rufus Scrimgeour]], interrupted Harry's birthday celebrations to execute [[The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore|Albus Dumbledore's will]] and bequeath some of his belongings to the three friends. Hermione received {{TBB}}, a book of children's stories written in runes. Even before Hermione understood the priceless quality of the gift, she was moved to tears by Dumbledore's great act of friendship. During the reading of Dumbledore's will, she also displayed her incredible store of general knowledge when she mentioned that "''Snitches have flesh memories,''" surprising both Ron and Harry, who had both believed her to know little to nothing of [[Quidditch]].
   
====Escape from the Burrow====
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At Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] on 1 August, 1997, Hermione wore a "''floaty, lilac-coloured dress with matching high heels''" and made her hair "''sleek and shiny.''" She was amused by [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]]'s stories about their late uncle [[Bilius]] and shared a friendly exchange with [[Viktor Krum]], to the frustration of Ron. She was happily surprised when Ron quickly asked her to dance, and when Krum asked a disguised Harry whether the two were together, Harry replied "''Er... sort of.''"<ref name="DH" />
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Undetectable Extension Charm. Tricky, but I think I've done it okay; anyway, I managed to fit everything we need in here... I told you at the Burrow, I've had the essentials packed for days, you know, in case we needed to make a quick getaway. I packed your rucksack this morning, Harry, after you changed, and put it in here...I just had a feeling....|Ron Weasley |You're amazing, you are.|the trio after leaving [[the Burrow]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
   
[[File:Tumblr n74uropii41qetk8mo6 250.gif|frame|The trio after changing their sets of clothes after their escape from the Burrow|left|241x241px]]
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====Time at the Burrow====
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{{Quote|Undetectable Extension Charm. Tricky, but I think I've done it okay; anyway, I managed to fit everything we need in here... I told you at the Burrow, I've had the essentials packed for days, you know, in case we needed to make a quick getaway.|Hermione has the foresight to have supplies packed in advance|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
The wedding was interrupted by [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]]'s Patronus who told the guests of the [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|fall]] of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] to the [[Death Eaters]]. Hermione was prepared to make a quick escape, immediately [[Apparition|Disapparating]] herself, Harry, and Ron away from the danger. Hermione also showed great foresight and magical talent when she revealed a [[Hermione Granger's handbag|small beaded purse]] on which she had placed an [[Undetectable Extension Charm]]. Within it she had packed, amongst other things, clothing, a tent, healing supplies, Harry's [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]], and several useful books. They arrived on the Muggle street, [[Tottenham Court Road]], where Hermione suggested they enter a café.
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[[File:Harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-i-20100922043334092.jpg|245x245px|thumb|Kingsley's [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]] warning the wedding attendees of the Ministry's fall]]
   
However, minutes later Hermione unknowingly triggered the [[Taboo|Taboo curse]] that was placed on Voldemort's name, and the trio were thus tracked down by [[Antonin Dolohov]] and [[Thorfinn Rowle]]. After a brief but violent [[Luchino Caffe Duel|skirmish]], the Death Eaters were subdued, and Hermione [[Memory Charm|modified their memories]] to throw them off the scent and to maintain Ron's cover story that he was sick with [[spattergroit]] and bedridden at home. The three then made their way safely to [[12 Grimmauld Place]].<ref name="DH" />
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The wedding was interrupted by Kingsley Shacklebolt's Patronus who told the guests of the fall of the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. Hermione was prepared to make a quick escape, immediately Disapparating herself, Harry, and Ron away from the danger. Hermione also showed great foresight and magical talent when she revealed a small beaded purse on which she had placed an [[Extension Charm|Undetectable Extension Charm]]. Within it she had packed, amongst other things, clothing, a tent, healing supplies, Harry's [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]], and several useful books. They arrived on the Muggle street, [[Tottenham Court Road]], where Hermione suggested they enter a café, as a means to get out of the open.
   
====Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic====
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[[File:Hermione dueling.gif|241x241px|thumb|left|Hermione casting ''Petrificus Totalus'' on Antonin Dolohov]]
After learning from [[Mundungus Fletcher]] that [[Dolores Umbridge]] had Tom Riddle's mother's [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|locket]], one of the seven [[Horcrux]]es, in her possession, the trio formed a plan to [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrate the Ministry]] and reclaim the locket. Hermione imbibed [[Polyjuice Potion]] and transformed to look like [[Mafalda Hopkirk]], a prominent Ministry official. She was forced to sit through the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission|trials]] of [[Alderton]] and [[Mary Cattermole]], innocent [[Muggle-born]]s, right alongside Umbridge and Death Eater [[Yaxley]]. Hermione tricked Umbridge into telling her about the locket, which she claimed was a [[Selwyn family]] heirloom.
 
   
[[File:B7C13M1.jpg|thumb|250px|Harry casting his Patronus at [[Dementor|Dementors ]]while in the trial courtroom, before capturing the lacket]]
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However, minutes later Hermione unknowingly triggered the [[Taboo|Taboo curse]] that was placed on Voldemort's name, and the trio were thus tracked down by [[Antonin Dolohov]] and [[Thorfinn Rowle]]. After a brief but violent [[Luchino Caffe Duel|skirmish]], the Death Eaters were subdued, and Hermione modified their memories to throw them off the scent and to maintain Ron's cover story that he was sick with [[spattergroit]] and bedridden at home. At Harry's suggestion the three then made their way safely to 12 Grimmauld Place, as they could not hide anywhere within the wizarding world.<ref name="DH" />
   
When Harry attacked Umbridge in a rage, their cover was blown, but she and Harry managed to free the Muggle-born prisoners and encouraged them to flee the country while Voldemort was in power. Hermione took the locket from Umbridge, replacing it with a copy using the [[Geminio]] spell. They met up with Ron again and fled the Ministry, but Yaxley grabbed onto Hermione's arm while they were [[Apparition|Disapparating]]. This forced Hermione to use a [[Revulsion Jinx]] to free herself from him, and then to take the trio away from Grimmauld Place.<ref name="DH" />
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====Infiltrating the Ministry of Magic====
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{{Dialogue|Harry Potter|This is mental.|Hermione|Completely mental.|The trio's mutual feelings on the infiltration plan|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
====Ron's departure and Godric's Hollow====
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After learning from [[Mundungus Fletcher]] that Dolores Umbridge had Tom Riddle's mother's locket - one of the seven Horcruxes - in her possession, the trio formed a plan to infiltrate the Ministry and reclaim the locket. Hermione imbibed Polyjuice Potion and transformed to look like [[Mafalda Hopkirk]], a prominent Ministry official. She was forced to sit through the trials of [[Alderton]] and [[Mary Cattermole]], innocent Muggle-borns, right alongside Umbridge and Death Eater [[Corban Yaxley|Yaxley]]. Hermione tricked Umbridge into telling her about the locket, which she claimed was a Selwyn family heirloom.
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Ron Weasley |What are you doing? Are you staying, or what?|Hermione|I... Yes — yes, I'm staying. Ron, we said we'd go with Harry, we said we'd help —|I get it. You choose him.|Ron, no — please — come back, come back!|Hermione shortly before Ron's departure|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
   
[[File:Harry ron fight.gif|thumb|Harry and Ron row before Ron abandons the hunt|241x241px|left]]
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[[File:Harry Potter's Patronus saving Marry Cattermole.jpg|251x251px|thumb|Harry casting his Patronus at [[Dementor]]s while in the trial courtroom, before capturing the locket]]
   
The locket caused great pain among the three friends due to the negative energy within. They began arguing over petty issues such as cooking, and growing moodier. The negative energy from the locket caused Ron to accuse Harry of poor leadership. They fought physically, although Hermione stopped them before they started casting spells. Ron also accused Hermione of choosing Harry over him, causing him to be jealous and feel left out by his two friends' growing friendship.
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When Harry attacked Umbridge in a rage, their cover was blown, but she and Harry managed to free the Muggle-born prisoners and encouraged them to flee the country while Voldemort was in power. Hermione took the locket from Umbridge, replacing it with a copy using the [[Doubling Charm|Geminio]] spell. They met up with Ron again and fled the Ministry, but Yaxley grabbed onto Hermione's arm while they were Disapparating. This meant that he was unwittingly brought inside the enchantment making Grimmauld Place undetectable, and forced Hermione to use a [[Revulsion Jinx]] to free herself from him, and then to take the trio away from Grimmauld Place.<ref name="DH" />
   
By the time she got rid of the shield charm, all she could do was scream for him to come back, without success. Hermione then cried over Ron for more than a week after his departure, although she tried to hide it from Harry. Both were deeply saddened and hurt by their friend's departure, although Hermione more than Harry, as she cried over Ron's departure for weeks.
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====Ron's departure and Godric's Hollow====
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{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Ron Weasley |What are you doing? Are you staying, or what?|Hermione|I... Yes — yes, I'm staying. Ron, we said we'd go with Harry, we said we'd help —|I get it. You choose him.|Ron, no — please — come back, come back!|Hermione keeping her promise to Harry shortly before Ron's departure|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:Hermione_blasting_Nagini.JPG|thumb|249x249px|Hermione blasting [[Nagini]] away from [[Harry Potter|Harry]] saving his life]]
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[[File:Harry ron fight.gif|240px|thumb|left|Harry and Ron row before Ron abandons the hunt]]
   
Hermione and Harry soon decided to go to [[Godric's Hollow]] to see the graves of Harry's parents and to speak to historian [[Bathilda Bagshot]], whom they believed might be holding onto [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] for Harry. Hermione comforted Harry in the graveyard, She nuzzled her head in to the crook between his head and shoulders and [[Orchideous|conjured roses]] for the [[James and Lily Potter|Potters]]' graves. The pair then went to Bathilda's house, while in the house they were separated. Harry was [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1997)|attacked]] by [[Nagini]] upstairs, who had been waiting for them in the guise of the old woman, whose corpse had been animated like an [[Inferius]] by Voldemort. Hermione rushed to Harry's aid, and the two of them barely escaped before Lord Voldemort himself arrived.
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The locket caused great pain among the three friends due to the negative energy within. They began arguing over petty issues such as cooking, and growing moodier. The negative energy from the locket caused Ron to accuse Harry of poor leadership. They fought physically, although Hermione stopped them before they started casting spells by casting a [[Shield Charm|shield charm]] between them. Ron also accused Hermione of choosing Harry over him, causing him to be jealous and feel left out by his two friends' growing friendship. He declared he was leaving and stormed out of the tent.
   
[[File:Harry-potter-deathly-hallows1-movie-screencaps.com-11106.jpg|thumb|245px|Hermione showing Harry his now broken wand|left]]
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By the time she got rid of the shield charm, all Hermione could do was scream for him to come back, without success. Hermione then cried over Ron for more than a week after his departure, although she tried to hide it from Harry. Both were deeply saddened and hurt by their friend's departure, although Hermione more than Harry, as she cried over Ron's departure for weeks. With Ron gone, Hermione and Harry's evenings were spent in mostly silence, while they contemplated Ron's abandonment and the places Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes might be hidden.
   
Hermione [[Apparition|Apparated]] to the [[Forest of Dean]], while Harry was overcome with pain and visions of Voldemort's attack on his parents and him in [[1981]]. She used a [[Severing Charm]] to remove the locket from Harry and healed the bite Nagini had given him with [[dittany]]. [[Harry Potter's wand|Harry's wand]] had also been broken in the foray, most likely by the [[Blasting Curse]] Hermione cast at Nagini. He was heartbroken, but not angry with her, knowing that it was an accident and that Hermione had saved his life.<ref name="DH" />
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[[File:Hermione godric's hollow.jpg|250px|thumb|Hermione in Bathilda Bagshot's cottage, holding the ''[[The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore]]'']]
   
====Ron's return and the Ambush at the Lovegood House====
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Hermione and Harry soon decided to go to [[Godric's Hollow]], to see the graves of Harry's parents and to speak to historian [[Bathilda Bagshot]]. They believed Bathilda might be holding onto [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]] for Harry, as they thought Dumbledore might have left it with her as an old family friend, knowing it was the only method the trio knew for destroying a Horcrux. Hermione comforted Harry in the graveyard when they found the [[James and Lily Potter's grave|Potters' graves]]; she nuzzled her head in to the crook between his head and shoulders and conjured roses for the graves. On their way out of the graveyeard they came into contact with what appeared to be Bathilda. The pair then went to Bathilda's house; whilst in the house they were separated. Harry was attacked by [[Nagini]] upstairs, who had been waiting for them in the guise of the old woman, whose corpse had been animated like an [[Inferius]] by Voldemort. Hermione rushed to Harry's aid and proceeded to save his life, and the two of them barely escaped before Lord Voldemort himself arrived at the cabin in an attempt to capture Harry.
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Hand over Harry?|Ron Weasley |No deal, get out of the way, we're leaving.|Hermione and Ron to Xeno Lovegood at the [[Lovegood House]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
   
Harry and Hermione were reunited with Ron in the Forest of Dean, after Ron heard them talking through the [[Deluminator]] Dumbledore had left to him. Ron destroyed the [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|locket Horcrux]] with [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]], saving Harry's life and thus receiving forgiveness from him for leaving. Before he destroyed it, however, the locket revealed some of Ron's deepest fears, including that Hermione preferred Harry to him. Hermione, however, was unaware of this, as she had been in the tent while this occurred. Upon seeing Ron returned, she screamed at Ron despite Harry trying to tell her that Ron just saved his life, and punched him until Harry cast a [[Shield Charm]] between them with [[Hermione Granger's wand|Hermione's wand]]. She was furious with Ron for days for his abandonment, but gradually warmed up to him again.
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[[File:Harry-potter-deathly-hallows1-movie-screencaps.com-10950.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Harry and Hermione talking about Albus Dumbledore in the forest of Dean]]
   
[[File:Xenophilius-Lovegood.png|thumb|251x251px|The trio speaking with Xenophilius Lovegood at his home, near the village of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]]]]
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Hermione [[Apparition|Apparated]] to the [[Forest of Dean]], while Harry was overcome with pain and visions of Voldemort's attack on his parents and him in 1981. She used a [[Severing Charm]] to remove the locket from Harry and healed the bite Nagini had given him with dittany. Harry's wand had also been broken in the foray, most likely by the [[Blasting Curse]] Hermione cast at Nagini. Hermione was very upset a the thought that it was her curse that broke Harry's wand. Harry was heartbroken, but not angry with her, knowing that it was an accident and that Hermione had saved his life and therefore could not hold it against her.<ref name="DH" />
   
The [[trio]] then travelled together to [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]'s [[Lovegood House|home]] to ask him about the strange symbol in ''The Tales of Beedle the Bard''. They had thought it to be the [[Gellert Grindelwald's mark|sign]] of the [[Dark Wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]], but Xenophilius informed them it was the symbol of the [[Deathly Hallows]]. Shortly after making this discovery, the three friends realised that [[Luna Lovegood]] wasn't at home, despite it being the [[Christmas holidays]], and had been away for a long time. Xenophilius revealed to them that Luna had been taken prisoner by Death Eaters and that he planned to betray them in order to get her back. However, in [[Ambush at the Lovegood House|attempting to capture them]], Xenophilius made the [[erumpent]] horn in his living room (which he had insisted was a Snorkack horn, much to Hermione's annoyance) explode, giving the trio the chance to hide just as Death Eaters [[Selwyn]] and [[Travers]] arrived. They threatened to kill Luna if they found that Xenophilius had lied about Harry Potter's presence in his home. In a remarkable show of mental and magical dexterity, Hermione concocted the trio's escape while safeguarding Ron's feigned [[spattergroit|illness]] and allowing the Death Eaters to glimpse Harry, so that they would not carry out their threat to kill Luna.<ref name="DH" />
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====Ron's return and visit to the Lovegood House====
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==== Skirmish at Malfoy Manor ====
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Harry and Hermione were reunited with Ron in the Forest of Dean, after Ron heard them talking through the [[Deluminator]] Dumbledore had left to him. Ron destroyed the locket Horcrux with Godric Gryffindor's Sword, which had been left by an unknown assistant in a pool in the Forest, saving Harry's life and thus receiving forgiveness from Harry for leaving. Before he destroyed it, however, the locket revealed some of Ron's deepest fears, including that Hermione preferred Harry to him. Hermione, however, was unaware of this, as she had been in the tent while this occurred. Upon seeing Ron, she screamed at Ron despite Harry trying to tell her that Ron just saved his life, and punched him until Harry cast a shield charm between them with Hermione's wand. She was furious with Ron for days for his abandonment, but gradually warmed up to him again.
   
{{Dialogue a-b|Bellatrix Lestrange|You're lying, filthy [[Mudblood]], and I know it! You have been inside my vault at Gringotts!... What else did you take? Tell me the truth or, I swear, I shall run you through with this knife! What else did you take, what else? ANSWER ME! ''CRUCIO''! How did you get into my vault? Did that dirty little [[goblin]] in the cellar help you?|Hermione|We only met him tonight! We've never been inside your vault. . . . It isn't the real sword! It's a copy, just a copy!|Overheard parts of Hermione's interrogation|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Main|Ambush at the Lovegood House}}
   
[[File:Skirmish at Malfoy Manor.jpg|left|thumb|245x245px|Bellatrix at Malfoy Manor after the trio is caught by snatchers]]
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[[File:Xenophilius-Lovegood.png|246x246px|thumb|The trio speaking with Xenophilius Lovegood at his home, near the village of [[Ottery St Catchpole]]]]
   
In the spring of [[1998]], Hermione, Harry, and Ron were tracked down and captured when Harry had accidentally triggered the Taboo curse by a group of [[Snatchers]], which included the deadly and fierce [[werewolf]] [[Fenrir Greyback]], who was dangerously eager to bite Hermione. They were brought to [[Malfoy Manor]] and turned over to [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], who immediately panicked at the sight of [[Godric Gryffindor's Sword]]. She gave away that the sword and another Horcrux were hidden in her [[Lestrange Vault|vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] in her panic, and proceeded to isolate Hermione and then brutally torture her with the [[Cruciatus Curse]] repeatedly as an interrogation method. Ron, who had tried to take her place unsuccessfully, was reduced to sobs by hearing Hermione scream in pain. Hermione, however, would not be crushed, and came up with a fake story that the sword was merely a copy of the real thing, a lie that Harry persuaded the imprisoned goblin [[Griphook]] to go along with. Hermione was soon brutally tortured into unconsciousness. With Hermione's moans and screams of pain echoing throughout the manor, Harry and Ron saw no possible hope left. Then suddenly, [[Dobby]] came to the rescue of the prisoners in the dungeon. Harry and Ron fought off [[Peter Pettigrew]] before racing upstairs to save Hermione and Griphook.
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The trio then travelled together to [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]'s home to ask him about the strange symbol in ''The Tales of Beedle the Bard, ''which Xenophilius had worn on a chain around his neck at Bill and Fleur's wedding. They had thought it to be the sign of the [[Dark Wizard]] [[Gellert Grindelwald]] after Krum recognised it at the wedding (Grindelwald being a former Durmstrang student), but Xenophilius informed them it was the symbol of the [[Deathly Hallows]]. Shortly after making this discovery, Harry realised that Luna wasn't at home, despite it being the Christmas holidays, and had been away for a long time. Xenophilius revealed to them that Luna had been taken prisoner by Death Eaters and that he planned to betray them in order to get her back.
   
[[File:Bellatrix-x-Hermione-bellatrix-and-hermione-27355000-1280-528.jpg|thumb|245x245px|Bellatrix holds her silver knife to Hermione's throat]]
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[[File:Ambush at Lovegood house1.jpg|249x249px|thumb|left|Death Eaters ambush the trio while they're inside the Lovegood home]]
   
They were forced to drop their wands when Bellatrix held a [[Bellatrix Lestrange's knife|knife]] to Hermione's throat. Bellatrix eventually cut through some skin, leaving a long cut on the front of Hermione's neck. Right when Bellatrix was to slit her throat, Dobby returned and sent the chandelier crashing to the floor, enabling Harry and Ron to grab wands and [[Apparition|Disapparate]] with Hermione, Griphook, and Dobby to [[Shell Cottage]], where [[William Weasley|Bill]] and [[Fleur Delacour|Fleur]] took up residence after their marriage. Unfortunately, Dobby was killed during this escape.<ref name="DH" />
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However, in attempting to capture them, Xenophilius made the [[Erumpent]] horn in his living room (which he had insisted was a Snorkack horn, much to Hermione's annoyance) explode, giving the trio the chance to hide just as Death Eaters [[Selwyn]] and [[Travers]] arrived. They threatened to kill Luna if they found that Xenophilius had lied about Harry Potter's presence in his home. In a remarkable show of mental and magical dexterity, Hermione concocted the trio's escape while safeguarding Ron's feigned illness and allowing the Death Eaters to glimpse Harry, so that they would not carry out their threat to kill Luna.<ref name="DH" />
   
====Gringotts break-in====
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{{Dialogue a-b|Griphook|As the Dark Lord becomes ever more powerful, your race is set still more firmly above mine! [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] falls under wizarding rule, house-elves are slaughtered, and who amongst the wand-carriers protests?|Hermione|We do! We protest! And I'm hunted quite as much as any goblin or elf, Griphook! I'm a [[Mudblood]]!... Did you know that it was Harry who set Dobby free? Did you know that we've wanted elves to be freed for years? You can't want You-Know-Who defeated more than we do, Griphook!|Conversation in [[Shell Cottage]] before the break-in|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|You're lying, filthy Mudblood, and I know it! You have been inside my vault at Gringotts!... What else did you take? Tell me the truth or, I swear, I shall run you through with this knife! What else did you take, what else? ANSWER ME! ''CRUCIO''! How did you get into my vault? Did that dirty little [[goblin]] in the cellar help you?|Overheard parts of Hermione's brutal interrogation|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:Tumblr lu5g1eMI0y1qgt0vro5 250.gif|frame|Hermione, Harry, and Ron in the Lestrange vault|left]]
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In the spring of 1998, Harry accidentally triggered the Taboo curse and Hermione, Harry, and Ron were tracked down and captured by a group of [[Snatchers]], which included the [[werewolf]] [[Fenrir Greyback]]. Greyback had developed cannibalistic tendencies when out of werewolf form and was eager to bite Hermione. After a brief and violent interrogation by the Snatchers, the captives were brought to Malfoy Manor and turned over to [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. Bellatrix immediately panicked at the sight of Godric Gryffindor's Sword and incapacitated the Snatchers with ease, as she was too quick for them. She then ordered them moved to the courtyard where she would deal with them later.
   
Hermione, Harry, and Ron stayed at Shell Cottage for some time, whilst Fleur helped Hermione recover from her trauma. Ron didn't leave Hermione's bedside throughout this time. The trio formed a plan to [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|break into]] the [[Lestrange vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] to retrieve the Horcrux [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup]], with the reluctant assistance of Griphook. The goblin only agreed to help them in exchange for Gryffindor's Sword; although loath to lose it, Hermione was strongly against deceiving or double-crossing Griphook, who was startled by the care she and Harry had shown for [[house-elf|house-elves]], since most wizards do not think highly of non-human beings. The trio reluctantly agreed to Griphook's terms.
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[[File:Harry-potter-deathly-hallows1-movie-screencaps.com-14694.jpg|248x248px|thumb|Bellatrix torturing Hermione]]
   
Once more, Hermione used Polyjuice Potion, containing Bellatrix's hair. She was also forced to use [[Bellatrix Lestrange's wand|Bellatrix's wand]], as [[Hermione Granger's wand|her wand]] had been confiscated by Snatchers, which she very much disliked.
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Bellatrix gave away that what she believed to be the sword and another Horcrux were hidden in her vault at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] in her panic. She proceeded to isolate Hermione and then brutally torture her with the [[Cruciatus Curse]] repeatedly along with taking a dagger and cutting the word Mudblood into her arm as interrogation methods. Ron (who had tried to take her place unsuccessfully) was reduced to sobs from hearing Hermione scream in pain. However, Hermione came up with a fake story that the sword was merely a copy of the real thing; a lie that Harry persuaded the imprisoned goblin [[Griphook]] to go along with. Hermione was soon tortured into unconsciousness. With Hermione's moans and screams of pain echoing throughout the manor, Harry and Ron saw no possible hope left. Suddenly, [[Dobby]] came to the rescue of the prisoners in the dungeon, with audible crack as he apparated. Harry and Ron fought off [[Peter Pettigrew]], who had been sent to investigate the noise. Harry snarled at him that Pettigrew owed him for Harry's sparing of his life with Lupin and Sirius, and the momentary relaxing of Pettigrew as a result caused him to be choked to death by his own silver hand (created by Voldemort) for showing Harry mercy.
   
[[File:B7C26M1.jpg|thumb|250px|The trio escape Gringotts on the back of a half-blind [[Ukrainian Ironbelly]]]]
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[[File:Bellatrix-x-Hermione-bellatrix-and-hermione-27355000-1280-528.jpg|251x251px|thumb|left|Bellatrix holds her silver knife to Hermione's throat]]
   
It was determined that Hermione was "too polite" to really impersonate Bellatrix, but the group managed to get into the vault. After many harrowing challenges, and Griphook betraying them out of a belief that they would not have kept to their agreement, Hermione, Ron and Harry escaped on the back of the [[dragon]] that was guarding the vault, with another Horcrux in their possession.<ref name="DH" />
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They raced upstairs and were forced to drop their wands when Bellatrix held a silver knife to Hermione's throat. Bellatrix cut through some skin, leaving a thin cut on the front of Hermoine's neck. Right when Bellatrix was about to slit her throat, [[Dobby]] returned and sent the chandelier crashing to the floor, knocking Bellatrix over and enabling Harry to grab their wands from Draco and [[Apparition|Disapparate]] with Hermione, Ron, Griphook, and Dobby to [[Shell Cottage]], where Bill and Fleur Weasley took up residence after their marriage. Unfortunately, Dobby was killed during this escape, by a knife Bellatrix threw.
   
====Battle of Hogwarts====
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====Shell Cottage and Gringotts break-in====
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|Oi! There's a war going on here!|Ron Weasley |I know, mate, so it's now or never, isn't it?|[[Harry Potter|Harry]] talking to Hermione and Ron when they kiss during battle|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Griphook|As the Dark Lord becomes ever more powerful, your race is set still more firmly above mine! [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] falls under wizarding rule, house-elves are slaughtered, and who amongst the wand-carriers protests?|Hermione|We do! We protest!|Hermione shows her willingness to stand up for others|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:Ronhermionechamber1.jpg|left|thumb|250x250px|Hermione and Ron destroying the cup in the Chamber]]
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[[File:Harry-potter7-shell cottage.jpg|249x249px|thumb|The trio speaking with [[Griphook]] about what lies within the Lestrange vault at Gringotts]]
   
The trio finally returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] on [[2 May]], [[1998]], with the assistance of [[Aberforth Dumbledore]]. They were reunited with their friends in the re-formed [[Dumbledore's Army]], who declared their wish to fight the encroaching [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] army. While Harry and [[Luna Lovegood]] went to [[Ravenclaw Tower]], Hermione and Ron retrieved [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] fangs from the [[Chamber of Secrets]] in order to use them to destroy Horcruxes, and Hermione destroyed Hufflepuff's Cup.
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Hermione, Harry, and Ron stayed at Shell Cottage for some time, whilst Fleur helped Hermione recover from her trauma. Ron didn't leave Hermione's bedside throughout this time. The trio formed a plan to break into the [[Lestrange Vault|Lestrange vault]] at Gringotts to retrieve the Horcrux [[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup]], with the reluctant assistance of Griphook. The goblin only agreed to help them in exchange for Gryffindor's Sword; although lothe to lose it, Hermione was strongly against deceiving or double-crossing Griphook, who was startled by the care she and Harry had shown for house-elves,since most wizards do not think highly of non-human beings. The trio reluctantly agreed to Griphook's terms.
   
Soon after reuniting with Harry, Ron expressed concern for the [[house-elf|house-elves]] in the Hogwarts kitchens, prompting Hermione to kiss him. Ron responded with great enthusiasm, but they quickly broke apart when Harry reminded them of their objective.
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[[File:Break-in 1998.jpg|250x250px|thumb|left|Ron and Hermione, disguised as Dragomir Despard and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]]]
[[File:Fyendfire.jpg|thumb|240x240px|The trio run from the towering flames]]
 
The trio then entered the [[Room of Requirement]] in search for [[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem]], but were ambushed by [[Draco Malfoy]], [[Gregory Goyle]], and [[Vincent Crabbe]]. Hermione dodged a [[Killing Curse]] and managed to [[Stunning Spell|stun]] Goyle, and then she and Ron dragged him out of the room on broomstick as it went up in flames due to Crabbe's [[Fiendfyre|cursed fire]], which also destroyed the Horcrux. Harry, Hermione and Ron then witnessed the death of [[Fred Weasley]], which devastated them all. Despite their grief, the trio continued with the effort to track down [[Nagini]], another [[Horcrux]]. On their way, Hermione incapacitated two [[Death Eaters]] who were pursuing her, Harry and Ron, and blasted [[Fenrir Greyback]] away from an injured [[Lavender Brown]], Lavender still died afterward from her injuries tragically.
 
   
The trio was swarmed by [[Dementor|Dementors]] and all had difficulty summoning their [[Patronus Charm|Patronuses]] because of the horror of their recent experiences, but [[Luna Lovegood]], [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]], and [[Seamus Finnigan]] came to their assistance. Under Harry's [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]], the three made their way to the [[Shrieking Shack]], where they witnessed Voldemort have Nagini kill [[Severus Snape]].
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Once more, Hermione used Polyjuice Potion, containing Bellatrix's hair. She was also forced to use [[Bellatrix Lestrange's first wand|Bellatrix's wand]], as her wand had been confiscated by [[Snatchers]]. She very much disliked this, as the wand in question had caused so much suffering, such as contributing to Sirius' murder. She stated that the wand felt wrong and Harry speculated that it was because Hermione had not won the wand's intelligence.
   
During the brief pause in fighting, when Voldemort issued an ultimatum to Harry, Hermione comforted [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] over Fred (Her older brother's) death. When [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his army approached with a supposedly dead Harry, Hermione screamed in horror and denial.
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It was determined that Hermione was "too polite" to really impersonate Bellatrix, a she did not treat those around her like scum. Despite this, the group managed to get into the vault, mainly because of Harry's use of the [[Imperius Curse]]. After many harrowing challenges, and Griphook betraying them out of a belief that they would not have kept to their agreement. Hermione, Ron, and Harry escaped on the back of the [[dragon|half-blind dragon]] that was guarding the vault, with another Horcrux in their possession.<ref name="DH" />
[[File:Voldemort's End Pottermore.png|left|thumb|250x250px|Hermione witnesses Harry's final defeat of Lord Voldemort]]
 
The [[Battle of Hogwarts]] soon resumed, and Hermione fought [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] alongside Ginny and Luna, despite being hindered by using Bellatrix's [[Bellatrix Lestrange's wand|own wand]] against her. When Bellatrix nearly killed Ginny, [[Molly Weasley]] took over the fight and killed Bellatrix. Hermione witnessed Harry's final defeat of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], and she and Ron reached him first, overjoyed. Hermione survived the battle relatively unscathed, only suffering minor injuries and burns she received from entering the Lestrange's Vault shortly before the battle.<ref name="DH" />
 
   
===Later life {{C|1998-2017}}===
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{{Quote|Hermione began her post-Hogwarts career at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures where she was instrumental in greatly improving life for house-elves and their ilk. She then moved (despite her jibe to Scrimgeour) to the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]] where she was a progressive voice who ensured the eradication of oppressive, pro-pureblood laws.|[[J.K. Rowling]] regarding Hermione's future|Bloomsbury Live Chat}}[[File:Harry-potter-epilogue.jpg|thumb|245x245px|A 37 year old Hermione with her family]]
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{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|Oi! There's a war going on here!|Ron Weasley |I know, mate, so it's now or never, isn't it?|Hermione and Ron share a passionate kiss during the final battle|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
In 1998, Hermione went back to Hogwarts to attain her [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]].<ref>PotterCast 130</ref> She was the only one of the trio to do this, and by 2017, nineteen years later, Hermione and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] were married with two children: [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley]] — after marriage, Hermione kept her maiden name of Granger. Hermione is also the godmother of [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter ]]eldest child, [[James Potter II|James Sirius]].<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1414 Video clip of J.K. Rowling from her new documentary: ''J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life'']</ref>
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[[File:Harry-potter7-movie-screencaps.com-6084.jpg|251x251px|thumb|Hermione and Ron destroying the cup in the Chamber of Secrets]]
   
Hermione attained a high position in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], first through the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]]. There, she continued her work with [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W.]], working for the rights of underprivileged non-humans such as [[house-elf|house-elves]]. She then went on to become Deputy Head<ref name="dumbledores-army-reunites" /> of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and assisted the [[Minister for Magic]] [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] in eradicating the old laws biased in favour of [[pure-blood|pure-bloods]].
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The trio finally returned to Hogwarts on 2 May, 1998, with the assistance of [[Aberforth Dumbledore]], after Harry had a vision that the remaining Horcrux they had not identified (but suspected was something formerly belonging to [[Rowena Ravenclaw]]) was hidden at the school. They were reunited with their friends in the reformed Dumbledore's Army, who declared their wish to fight the encroaching Death Eater army. Whilst Harry and Luna went to Ravenclaw Tower, Hermione and Ron retrieved [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|basilisk]] fangs from the [[Chamber of Secrets]] in order to use them to destroy Horcruxes, and Hermione destroyed [[Hufflepuff's Cup]].
   
Along with Harry and Ron, she helped to revolutionise the Ministry and reform the wizarding world. At some point, Hermione, Harry, and Ron were all featured on [[Chocolate Frog Cards]] for their accomplishments.<ref>[http://bibliophilists.wordpress.com/2007/10/22/highlights-of-jk-rowlings-us-book-tour/ J.K. Rowling's U.S. Book Tour]</ref>
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Soon after reuniting with Harry, Ron expressed concern for the [[house-elf|house-elves]] in the Hogwarts kitchens, prompting Hermione to kiss him for the very first time. Ron responded with great enthusiasm, but they quickly broke apart when Harry reminded them of their objective.
   
Hermione also eventually translated ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' from the original, which was written in runes and which [[Albus Dumbledore]] bequeathed to her in his will in 1997. Her new translation was published in [[2000s|2008]] and included notes on each tale written by Dumbledore before his death; these notes were lent to Hermione by her former professor, Hogwarts headmistress [[Minerva McGonagall]].<ref>''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)]]''</ref>
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[[File:Tumblr lq5athBeOT1r0jmzdo5 250.gif|left|frame|Hermione and Ron run from the towering flames of [[Fiendfyre]]]]
   
[[File:DH-Epilogue-HR-harry-potter-24336103-1800-962.jpg|left|thumb|250x250px|Hermione with her husband and children]]
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The trio then entered the [[Room of Requirement]] in search for Rowena Ravenclaw's [[Ravenclaw's Diadem|Diadem]], but were ambushed by [[Draco Malfoy]], [[Gregory Goyle]], and [[Vincent Crabbe]]. Hermione dodged a [[Killing Curse]] and managed to stun Goyle, and then she and Ron dragged him out of the room on a broomstick as it went up in flames due to Crabbe's cursed [[Fiendfyre]], which also destroyed the Horcrux. Harry rescued Draco, but Crabbe was killed by his creation.
   
Both Hermione and Ron attended the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup]] and sat in VIP Box Two. Rita Skeeter noted that Ron had become catatonic at the appearance of the Bulgarian Veela and Hermione had to elbow him in the ribs.
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Harry, Hermione and Ron then witnessed the death of [[Fred Weasley]], which devastated them all. Despite their grief, the trio continued with the effort to track down Nagini, the last Horcrux (that they knew of). On their way, Hermione incapacitated two [[Death Eaters]] who were pursuing her, Harry and Ron, and blasted [[Fenrir Greyback]] away from an injured [[Lavender Brown]]. Lavender unfortunately still tragically died afterwards from her injuries.
   
On 1 September, 2017, Hermione and Ron brought their children to [[King's Cross Station]] to see Rose off for her first year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and met Harry, Ginny, and their three children there.
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The trio was swarmed by Dementors and all had difficulty summoning their Patronuses because of the horror of their recent experiences, but Luna, [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]], and [[Seamus Finnigan]] came to their assistance. Under Harry's Invisibility Cloak, the three made their way to the [[Shrieking Shack]], where they witnessed Voldemort have Nagini kill Severus Snape, as he had (ultimately incorrectly) assumed that the Elder Wand's loyalty lay with Snape.
   
==Physical appearance==
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During the brief pause in fighting, when Voldemort issued an ultimatum to Harry, Hermione comforted [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] over Fred's death. When Voldemort and his army approached with a supposedly dead Harry, Hermione screamed in horror and denial.
   
Hermione had lots of bushy brown hair, brown eyes, a bossy sort of voice that would become slightly shrill when she was angry<ref name="OOTP" />, and ''—'' as a child ''—'' rather large front teeth.
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[[File:Voldemort vanquished.png|250px|thumb|Hermione witnesses Harry's final defeat of Lord Voldemort]]
   
[[File:450 emma-watson-harry-potter-and-the-philosopher-stone-promoshoot-anichu-harry-potter-908494776.jpg|thumb|211x211px|Hermione in her first year, age 11]]
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The Battle of Hogwarts soon resumed, and Hermione fought [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] alongside Ginny and Luna, despite being hindered by using Bellatrix's own wand against her. When Bellatrix nearly killed Ginny, [[Molly Weasley]] took over the fight and killed Bellatrix. Hermione witnessed Harry's final defeat of Lord Voldemort, and she and Ron reached him first, overjoyed. Hermione survived the battle relatively unscathed, only suffering minor injuries and burns she received from entering the Lestranges' Vault shortly before the battle.<ref name="DH" />
   
Hermione never gave much attention to her appearance, and usually hid her potential to be extremely pretty under her bushy hairstyle and a large pile of books, which she kept slung on her back.<ref name="PS" /> She generally wore her school uniform under her robes. Otherwise, she dressed casually.
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===Later life {{C|1998-2020}}===
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At some point Hermione found her parents in Australia and restored their memories. In 1998, Hermione went back to Hogwarts to attain her [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]].<ref>PotterCast 130</ref> She was the only one of the trio to do this, and by 2017 (nineteen years later) Hermione and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] were married with two children: [[Rose Granger-Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Granger-Weasley]]. Hermione is also the godmother of [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter]]'s eldest child, [[James Potter II|James Sirius]].<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1414 Video clip of J.K. Rowling from her new documentary: ''J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life'']</ref>
   
However, in [[1994]], Hermione had the school nurse, [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madame Pomfrey]], magically [[tooth-shrinking spell|shrink]] her front teeth after she was accidentally struck with a ''[[Densaugeo]]'' spell, making it unnecessary for her to receive the braces her parents had originally intended for her. She also used [[Sleekeazy's Hair Potion]] to fix her hair, though she later remarked that it was too much work to use everyday. It was eventually revealed that these efforts were to help her look her very best for the [[Yule Ball]].
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{{Quote|Hermione began her post-Hogwarts career at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures where she was instrumental in greatly improving life for house-elves and their ilk. She then moved (despite her jibe to Scrimgeour) to the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]] where she was a progressive voice who ensured the eradication of oppressive, pro-pureblood laws.|[[J. K. Rowling]] regarding Hermione's future|Bloomsbury Live Chat}}
   
[[File:DH Hermione in her red dress.jpg|left|thumb|194x194px|Hermione, age 17]]
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[[File:Harry-potter-epilogue.jpg|251x251px|thumb|left|A 37-year-old Hermione with her family]]
   
During the Yule Ball, many of Hermione's fellow students were stunned by how pretty she looked. Harry himself failed to recognise her initially, and was shocked when he did, for she did not look at all like her usual self: her hair was sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She wore robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material, and she smiled and held herself differently. Even [[Pansy Parkinson|Pansy]] gaped at Hermione when she saw her, and [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] seemed unable to find an insult to throw at her. This proves that she could be extremely pretty when she made an effort at it.<ref name="GOF" />
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Hermione attained a high position in the Ministry of Magic, first through the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]]. There, she continued her work with [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W.]], working for the rights of underprivileged non-humans such as house-elves. She then went on to become Deputy Head<ref name="dumbledores-army-reunites" /> of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and assisted the [[Minister for Magic]] [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] in eradicating the old laws biassed in favour of [[pure-blood]]s.
   
During the wedding of Bill and Fleur, Hermione again put in effort to look her best: her hair was sleek and shiny, and she wore a floaty, lilac-coloured dress with matching high heels.
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Along with Harry and Ron, she helped to revolutionise the Ministry and reform the wizarding world. At some point, Hermione, Harry, and Ron were all featured on [[Chocolate Frog Card]]s for their accomplishments.<ref>[http://bibliophilists.wordpress.com/2007/10/22/highlights-of-jk-rowlings-us-book-tour/ J.K. Rowling's U.S. Book Tour]</ref>
   
Usually, however, Hermione kept her hair long, as it was once described as a "''long mane of brown hair'',"<ref name="HBP" /> and sometimes tied it back in a plait.<ref name="DH" />
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Hermione also eventually translated ''The Tales of Beedle the Bard'' from the original, which had been written in runes and which [[Albus Dumbledore]] bequeathed to her in his will in 1997. Her new translation was published in 2008 and included notes on each tale written by Dumbledore before his death; these notes were lent to Hermione by her former professor, Hogwarts headmistress [[Minerva McGonagall]].<ref>{{TBB|R}}</ref>
   
Hermione's arm was scarred when [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] carved the word "''Mudblood''" into her skin with a [[Bellatrix Lestrange's knife|knife]] when she, Harry and Ron were captured at [[Malfoy Manor]] in the spring of [[1998]]. It is unknown if this scar ever completely healed.
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[[File:DH-Epilogue-HR-harry-potter-24336103-1800-962.jpg|239x239px|thumb|Hermione with her husband and children]]
   
==Personality and traits==
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Both Hermione and Ron attended the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup]] and sat in VIP Box Two. Rita Skeeter noted that Ron had become catatonic at the appearance of the Bulgarian Veela and Hermione had to elbow him in the ribs.
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Horace Slughorn|Oho! ''<nowiki>'</nowiki>One of my best friends is Muggle-born, and she's the best in our year!<nowiki>'</nowiki>'' I'm assuming this is the very friend of whom you spoke, Harry?|Harry Potter|Yes, sir.|Well, well, take 20 well-earned points for Gryffindor, Miss Granger.|After Hermione impresses [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] in [[Potions (class)|Potions]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
   
[[File:TrioCommonRoomHBP.jpg|thumb|247x247px|Hermione, Harry, and Ron in the [[Gryffindor Tower|Gryffindor Common Room]]]]
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On 1 September, [[2017]], Hermione and Ron brought their children to [[King's Cross Station]] to see Rose off for her first year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and met Harry, Ginny, and their three children there.
   
Hermione was noted for being extremely intelligent and hard-working, coming out on top in most of her classes and continuously aiding Harry and Ron in their adventures. She was so studious that the school gave her a [[Time-Turner]] in her third year, a device that rewinds time so that she could take extra courses.<ref name="POA" /> Because of her efficiency, she often had time to do hobby work on the side, such as preparing a defence for [[Buckbeak]] to save him from execution, and creating [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W.]], an organisation promoting the freedom of [[House-elf|house-elves]].<ref name="GOF" /> Such acts demonstrate Hermione's social conscience, tenacity, and compassion. Unlike most wizards who depended solely on their magical ability, Hermione readily relied on logic. Although this often helped her cleverly deduce information that many others missed, such as [[Remus Lupin]]'s [[Werewolf|lycanthropy]],<ref name="POA" /> Hermione's emphasis on logic also made her skeptical about accepting anything without proof, as opposed to Harry who would come to intuitive conclusions. For example, she completely dismissed the idea of the [[Deathly Hallows]], refusing to believe in them without physical evidence.<ref name="DH" />
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During the [[Calamity]], Hermione acted as one of the apparent leading members of the newly-created [[Statute of Secrecy Task Force]] and would introduce members who had proven to be qualified to Professions after complimenting on their impressive combination of determination and ability. She would also help the members personally, instructing those who pursued a professorship on the Proficiency Charm after returning from a sojourn overseas while giving Aurors a retrospective regarding her experiences in the Second Wizarding War to help them in fighting Death Eaters.
   
{{Quote|That's what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library.|Ron's opinion of Hermione's personality|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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====Minister for Magic====
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Sometime before [[2019]], Hermione became the new [[Minister for Magic]]. Given elections generally occur every seven years, and Shacklebolt was appointed in 1997, it is likely that his first election took place shortly thereafter. If Shacklebolt was elected in 1998 or 1999, subsequent seven-year terms would suggest Granger was first elected Minister in 2012–13 or 2019.
   
Hermione was quite responsible, perfectionistic and well put-together, which led to her being made a prefect during her fifth year. Throughout her entire school career, Hermione was insistent on order and steadfastly devoted to the rules, at the expense of her popularity. Her sense of humour was limited; she frequently expressed disapproval over [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]]'s practical jokes and threatened to put them in detention for selling prank items in the common room. She often attempted to act as the voice of reason among her more impulsive friends, to varying levels of success. However, in spite of her strait-laced disposition, Hermione was not above using coercion and threats to get what she wanted, as is evidenced by her blackmailing [[Rita Skeeter]] into writing a good article about Harry.<ref name="CS" /> Hermione was not afraid to stand up to her friends when she thought it was in their best interests, or when she felt they were wrong; she risked angering Harry by getting his [[Harry Potter's Firebolt broomstick|Firebolt]] confiscated because she feared it might be jinxed,<ref name="POA" /> and argued with both him and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] over his use of the shady Half Blood Prince's textbook.<ref name="HBP" /> Hermione was very determined and focused, in that she "''always [kept] her attention focused on the job that must be done''."<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/11/19/new-interview-with-j-k-rowling-for-release-of-dutch-edition-of-deathly-hallows 19 November 2007 Interview with J.K. Rowling for the Release of the Dutch Edition of Deathly Hallows]</ref> Her refusal to break under torture shows her strength of willpower.<ref name="DH" />
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In the summer of [[2020]], Hermione had to visit Harry to ask him to complete his paperwork and the other tasks he was yet to do. She talked about her concerns for recent activity similar to ones which happened when Voldemort was alive. Harry reminded her that he did just find a [[Time-Turner]] and he would get round to the rest of the tasks in his own time. They agreed that the Time-Turner should be destroyed and Hermione hid it away.
   
{{Quote|Hermione’s immense workload finally seemed to be getting to her. Every night, without fail, Hermione was to be seen in a corner of the common room, several tables spread with books, [[Arithmancy (class)|Arithmancy]] charts, rune dictionaries, diagrams of Muggles lifting heavy objects, and file upon file of extensive notes; she barely spoke to anybody and snapped when she was interrupted.|Hermione's workload at school when she used the [[Time-Turner]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
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A few months later, Hermione was returning to her office when she was stopped by Ron, who was really [[Albus Potter]] transfigured to look like Ron. Albus was trying to stall her while [[Scorpius Malfoy]] and [[Delphini|Delphi]] stole the Time-Turner. Hermione found Ron annoying although he stalled her long enough for the others to find the Time-Turner and they left.
   
Because of her opinionated, interfering nature, Hermione had the reputation for being a bossy know-it-all. Her sometimes abrasive attitude masked deep insecurities and fear of failure, as personified by her [[Boggart]].<ref name="JKRHG">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=8 Extra Stuff: Hermione Granger] on [[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]</ref> Hermione felt the need to prove herself, perhaps partly because of how many people in wizarding society looked down on [[Muggle-born]]s. She did not let anyone bully her about this, however, and ignored bigots like [[Draco Malfoy]]. In her fifth year, she also became one of the few people to call [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] by name.<ref name="OOTP" /> Despite her confidence in her abilities, she was not arrogant or conceited, and helped her classmates with their schoolwork whenever she could.
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Hermione had found out about Harry's nightmares and how his scar was hurting again and she called a meeting. However, no one thought it was a threat.
   
[[File:Da_department.PNG|thumb|left|245x245px| Hermione, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]], [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]], and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] in the [[Department of Mysteries]] in [[1996]]]]
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[[File:Ron Hermione cursed child.jpg|244x244px|thumb|left|Hermione and Ron standing in her office at the [[Ministry of Magic]]]]
   
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Hermione|I'm hunted quite as much as any [[goblin]] or [[House-elf|elf]], [[Griphook]]! I'm a Mudblood!|Ron Weasley |Don't call yourself—|Why shouldn't I? [[Mudblood]], and proud of it!|Hermione Granger and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] speaking to [[Griphook]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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Hermione's life was changed by Albus and Scorpius when they meddled with time. In one [[alternate reality]], she did not marry Ron and became the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. In another alternate reality where Harry died, Hermione was in hiding as a member of what remained of [[Dumbledore's Army]] with Ron and [[Severus Snape]]. When Scorpius turned up with information about the original timeline where they won, Hermione agreed to help put time right again by time-travelling to the moment Scorpius changed time and use a [[Shield Charm]] to stop him. Hermione was the one to use the charm first, but when they returned to the present, it was still changed. They were attacked by Dementors and Hermione and Ron professed their love for each other and sacrificed their souls to the [[Dementor]]s to give Scorpius time to escape.
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[[File:The-Australian-company-of-Harry-Potter-and-the-Cursed-Child.-Photo-Matt-Murphy. 1537-1140x800.jpg|220x220px|thumb|Hermione Granger as a Defence Against the Dark Arts professor in the alternate timeline]]
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When time was right again, Hermione visited Hogwarts to attend a meeting with Professor McGonagall. Hermione, along with Ron, Harry, Ginny <span>and Draco </span>were very forgiving of what Albus and Scorpius did, but McGonagall reminded them of great dangers that happened, and could still have been, because they meddled with time.
   
Hermione demonstrated her bravery many times when facing danger, though she initially showed a tendency toward mild panic in the sudden situations<ref name="PS" /> She was extremely loyal to her friends, risking her life frequently to help them and standing by Harry even when no one else did. She also gave them advice rather often, such as in trying to make Harry understand [[Cho Chang]]'s behaviour on their date,<ref name="OOTP" /> and in helping Ginny deal with her crush on Harry;<ref name="HBP" /> this once prompted Ron to advise her to write a book to translate all the "mad things" girls do so that boys could understand them.<ref name="OOTP" /> Hermione was quite blunt with her opinions, sometimes to the point of being tactless; for example, her attempt to comfort [[Lavender Brown]] about the death of her rabbit did not go over well,<ref name="POA" /> and her honesty when dealing with [[centaur]]s in [[1996]] nearly landed her and Harry in serious trouble.<ref name="OOTP" /> Despite this, Hermione was generally sensitive to others' emotions, and would lie when she had to, though she was not a skilled liar.<ref name="OOTP" />
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When Albus and Scorpius were kidnapped by Delphi and made to travel in time again to [[31 October|October 31]] [[1981]], Hermione travelled in time again with Ron, Harry, Ginny and Draco Malfoy to save them. Hermione helped transfigure Harry to look like Voldemort to trick Delphi who hopes to save him, and then later helped Harry duel Delphi. She and Draco then apprehended her and took her back to the present where she was sent to [[Azkaban]].[[File:0140ootp hermione.jpg|thumb|Hermione in her fifth year]]
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==Physical appearance==
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[[File:Hermione_yule_ball.jpg|thumb|Hermione in her Yule Ball dress robes during her fourth year]]
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Hermione had light skin, bright brown eyes, lots of bushy brown hair (once described as a ''"long mane of brown hair"''),<ref name="HBP" /> and — as a child — rather large front teeth.<ref name="hair" /><ref name="eyes" /> She possesed a sort of bossy voice that would become slightly shrill when she was angry.<ref name="OOTP" />
   
Hermione also tended to be rather argumentative, a trait most evident in her interactions with Ron. Although she was generally not as short-tempered as her friends, she displayed a formidable one on several occasions, such as slapping Draco Malfoy in defence of [[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid,]]<ref name="POA" /> sabotaging [[Cormac McLaggen]]'s tryout as a [[Keeper]] for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] after he insulted Ron and Ginny, [[Avis|conjuring a flock of canaries]] to [[Oppugno|attack]] Ron in their sixth year<ref name="HBP" /> and physically attacking Ron when he briefly abandoned her and Harry during their hunt for [[Horcrux]]es.<ref name="DH" />
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Hermione generally wore her school uniform under her robes. Otherwise, she dressed casually. She usually kept her hair long and sometimes tied it back in a plait.<ref name="DH" /> Hermione never gave much attention to her appearance, usually hiding her potential to be considered extremely pretty under her bushy hairstyle and a large pile of books, which she kept slung on her back.<ref name="PS" />
   
==Magical abilities and skills==
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However, in [[1994]], [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] magically [[tooth-shrinking spell|shrunk]] her front teeth after she was accidentally struck with a ''[[Densaugeo]]'' spell, and told Hermione to alert her when her teeth had returned to their original size. Hermione deviously let the spell continue a little longer, making it unnecessary for her to receive the braces her parents - both dentists - had originally intended for her. She also used [[Sleekeazy's Hair Potion]] to fix her hair sleek, shiny and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head, though she later remarked that it was too much work to use everyday.
[[File:Tumblr_mznx5vKrVR1rfdneqo3_250.gif|frame|Hermione conjuring a corporeal [[Patronus]] (form of an Otter)]]
 
{{Quote|An' they haven't invented a spell our Hermione can' do.|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] after [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]] calls her a [[Mudblood]]|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
   
Hermione proved to be an extremely powerful witch, in spite of her age. Even before she began her education at Hogwarts, she practised some simple spells which all worked.<ref name="PS" /> Professor [[Remus Lupin]], who taught [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] in her third year at Hogwarts, claimed that Hermione was the cleverest witch of her age he had ever met;<ref name="POA" /> a notable remark, considering that Remus once shared classes with the very talented [[Lily Evans]] in his days as a Hogwarts student. The British witch's magical capability easily surpassed almost very single student in her year, challenged only by a select few. Hermione was considered a "''borderline genius''"<ref name="WBUR">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/1999/1099-connectiontransc.html 12 October 1999 WBUR Radio interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref> and was the most talented witch in her year at Hogwarts.
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During the [[Yule Ball]], many of Hermione's fellow students were stunned by how beautiful Hermione looked. Harry himself failed to recognise her initially and was shocked when he did, for she didn't look at all like her usual self. She had put effort to look her best, as well as smiled and held herself differently. Even Pansy Parkinson gaped at Hermione when she saw her, and Draco seemed unable to find an insult to throw at her.<ref name="GOF" /> A similar changed was seen during the wedding of Bill and Fleur.
   
{{Quote|One of my best friends is Muggle-born, and she's that best in our year.|[[Harry Potter]] to [[Horace Slughorn]] regarding Hermione.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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==Personality and traits==
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Horace Slughorn|Oho! ''<nowiki>'</nowiki>One of my best friends is Muggle-born, and she's the best in our year!<nowiki>'</nowiki>'' I'm assuming this is the very friend of whom you spoke, Harry?|Harry Potter|Yes, sir.|Well, well, take 20 well-earned points for Gryffindor, Miss Granger.|After Hermione impresses [[Horace Slughorn|Slughorn]] with her knowledge|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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[[File:Hermione reading.jpg|246x246px|thumb|left|Hermione was known to read for recreation and for fun]]
   
*'''[[Magic]]al aptitude''': At Hogwarts, Hermione was usually the first to master any spell, and was capable of using spells beyond her educational level.<ref name="OOTP" /> She earned eleven [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]]; ten '[[Outstanding]]s', and one '[[Exceeds Expectations]]', in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. [[Harry Potter]] was the strongest student in that subject, but even Harry acknowledged that Hermione was "the best in our year," and repeatedly admired her spell work. She mentioned in her fifth year that the [[Sorting Hat]] considered placing her in [[Ravenclaw]], but in the end decided on sorting her into [[Gryffindor]].<ref name="HBP" />
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Hermione was noted for being both extremely intellectual curious and very hard-working, coming out on top in most of her classes and continuously aiding Harry and Ron in their adventures. She was so studious that the Ministry allowed her a [[Time-Turner]] in her third year, a device that rewinds time so that she could take extra courses.<ref name="POA" /> Because of her efficiency and compassion, Hermione often had time to do hobby work on the side, such as preparing a defence for [[Buckbeak]] to save him from execution and creating [[Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare|S.P.E.W.]], an organisation promoting the freedom of [[House-elf|house-elves]].<ref name="GOF" /> Such acts demonstrate her social conscience and tenacity.
   
*'''[[Nonverbal magic|Non-verbal]] and [[wandless magic]]''': Hermione became highly skilled at [[nonverbal spell|non-verbal magic]] in her sixth year, being the first to succeed at it in her [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class and quickly becoming so good at non-verbal incantations that she did not need to say the words aloud for a wide variety of spells.<ref name="HBP" /> Hermione was known to have practiced [[wandless spell|wandless magic]] in her years at Hogwarts. She did not need the aid of a [[wand]] or magical instrument for a wide variety of spells.<ref name="HBP" />
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{{Quote|That's what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library.|Ron's opinion of Hermione's personality|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
{{Quote|You're a little scary sometimes, you know that. Brilliant. But scary.|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] to Hermione in their first year.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
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Unlike most wizards who depended solely on their magical ability, Hermione readily relied on logic, which often helped her to cleverly deduce information that many others missed, such as [[Remus Lupin]]'s [[Werewolf|lycanthropy]].<ref name="POA" /> However, her emphasis on logic made her sceptical about accepting anything without proof, as opposed to Harry who would come to intuitive conclusions, such as completely dismissing the idea of the [[Deathly Hallows]], refusing to believe in them without physical evidence.<ref name="DH" /> Hermione's logic has limits, putting her beliefs before all else at the same time in a way that makes her ignore reality when it contradicts what she believes, no matter how strong or overwhelming the evidence is. An example of this is the reality of the house-elves, insisting that they wanted to be free, have wages and only seemed happy because they were undereducated and brainwashed, even though her friends and the elves themselves told her they were happy and didn't want her help because they don't usually think the way humans do.
   
*'''[[Duelling]]''': Hermione demonstrated her fighting ability on numerous occasions, showing remarkable [[duelling]] skill for her age. Although she was incapacitated relatively early in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], Hermione removed two [[Death Eaters]] from the fight in that short time.<ref name="OOTP" /> By the time she accompanied Ron and Harry on the search for the Horcruxes, her spell-work was swifter than opponents such as [[Mundungus Fletcher]] and at least two [[Death Eaters]]. She defeated [[Antonin Dolohov]] and [[Gregory Goyle]], defended Harry from [[Nagini]], repelled [[Yaxley]] when he forcibly [[Apparition|Disapparated]] with her, and [[Blasting Curse|blasted]] [[Fenrir Greyback]] away from an injured [[Lavender Brown]]. She also saved Harry twice in the [[Horcrux hunt]], In which she Blasted[Nagini away from him and Ron one time when the Trio went to [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]. She defeated many Death Eaters during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and also held her own against [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], despite being handicapped by using Bellatrix's own [[wand]] against her. It should also be noted that she fought Bellatrix alongside [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Luna Lovegood]]. She even proved to be a challenge for Bellatrix and put on the defence for a brief time during the duel, but eventually gained the upper towards the end of the duel. Hermione also had very fast reflexes when it came to wand work; for instance, she drew her wand and placed a [[Shield Charm]] between Harry and Ron when they were quarrelling before either of them could even draw their wands in [[1997]], and when the trio was spotted by Death Eaters during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], she was the first to react, sending them to safety.<ref name="DH" /> Hermione was also able to magically manipulate objects around herself to incapacitate or evade others.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''</ref> Her duelling style was creative and unpredictable, mixing non-combat spells along with more conventional combative spells to overcome her opponents.
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Hermione was quite blunt with her opinions, sometimes to the point of being tactless. For example, her attempt to comfort [[Lavender Brown]] about the death of her rabbit didn't go over well,<ref name="POA" /> and her honesty when dealing with [[centaur]]s in 1996 nearly landed her and Harry in serious trouble.<ref name="OOTP" /> Despite this, Hermione was generally sensitive to others' emotions and would lie when she had to, though she wasn't a skilled liar.<ref name="OOTP" /> She also gave her friends advice rather often, such as in trying to make Harry understand Cho Chang's behaviour on their date,<ref name="OOTP" /> and in helping Ginny deal with her crush on Harry.<ref name="HBP" /> These actions once prompted Ron to advise her to write a book to translate all the "mad things" girls do so that boys could understand them.<ref name="OOTP" />
[[File:Mione_obliate.JPG|thumb|250x250px|Hermione erasing Dolohov's memories]]
 
   
*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': Hermione was skilled in this subject as she was able to achieve an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' in her O.W.L. In their first year she mastered [[Body-Bind Curse]]. In their third year when she took Professor Lupin's exam, Harry saw that she did everything perfectly except for the part of fighting the [[Boggart]]. Hermione mastered all the spells taught by Harry in their fifth year in [[Dumbledore's Army]]. She mastered the [[Stunning Spell]], [[Impediment Jinx]], and various other [[jinx]]es and [[hex]]es. She was capable of using powerful spells such as the [[Blasting Curse]]. Despite this aptitude, this was the one subject Harry Potter was better than her at, something she freely acknowledged. If Hermione became an Auror she would have excelled but instead dedicated herself to rebuilding the wizard laws.
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{{Quote|Hermione's immense workload finally seemed to be getting to her. Every night, without fail, Hermione was to be seen in a corner of the common room, several tables spread with books, [[Arithmancy (class)|Arithmancy]] charts, rune dictionaries, diagrams of Muggles lifting heavy objects, and file upon file of extensive notes; she barely spoke to anybody and snapped when she was interrupted.|Hermione's intense workload starts to weight on her|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|It's better we wipe their memories.|Ronald Weasley|You're the boss. Hermione...you're the best at spells.|Harry and Ron discussing what to do with [[Dolohov]] and [[Thorfinn Rowle|Rowle]] after the [[Luchino Caffe Duel]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
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Hermione was very responsible, a strict perfectionist and well put-together who often attempted to act as the voice of reason among her more impulsive friends, to varying levels of success. These traits led to her being made a prefect during her fifth year. Throughout her entire school career, Hermione was insistent on order and steadfastly devoted to the rules, often at the expense of her popularity. Her sense of humour was limited, frequently expressing disapproval over [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley|George]]'s practical jokes and threatened to put them in detention for selling prank items in the common room.  
[[File:Tumblr_mvxk7n57Vb1qc06zco4_r1_250.gif|frame|Hermione being the first in her class to master the [[Levitation Charm]]]]
 
*'''[[Charms]]''': Until she began studying [[Arithmancy]] in her third year, Hermione's favourite subject was [[Charms (class)|Charms]], and indeed some of her most impressive magical feats were charms. She not only achieved an '[[Outstanding]]' [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] but also received a hundred and twelve percent in her first year Charms exam. Her array of protective charms defended her, Harry, and Ron for almost a year while they were searching for Voldemort's Horcruxes, while several far more experienced wizards were captured within months. She also enchanted her [[Hermione Granger's handbag|small handbag]] with an [[Undetectable Extension Charm]] to allow her to carry more items in the bag than physically allowed, which allowed her, Harry and Ron to survive the months spent out in the open. Hermione managed to cast the [[Memory Charm]] successfully multiple times after having only read the theory behind it,<ref name="DH" /> despite even very powerful wizards such as [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]] having difficulty with it when they have not been trained.<ref>In ''Goblet of Fire'', Barty Crouch Sr. placed a Memory Charm on [[Bertha Jorkins]] that damaged her memory severely. [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] later broke the charm on her through torture.</ref> Hermione's Memory Charms on [[Antonin Dolohov]] and [[Thorfinn Rowle]] held even when they were subjected to the [[Cruciatus Curse]],<ref>Dolohov and Rowle saw [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] when they [[Luchino Caffe Duel|attacked]] the trio on [[Tottenham Court Road]] yet Ron's accompaniment of Harry and Hermione was not known to the Death Eaters until he was brought to [[Malfoy Manor]] in [[1998]], which shows that Dolohov and Rowle did not remember having seen him earlier.</ref>. Hermione had a wide knowledge and talent for the powerful shield charms she casted outside their tent each day while hunting for horcruxes. However, the one charm she always had trouble with was the [[Patronus Charm]], something Harry noted when she tried casting it when he, Hermione and Ron infiltrated the Ministry of Magic. Hermione was noted to have a speciality in creating [[Bluebell flames|portable, waterproof fires]]. In her first year, Hermione used these fires, kept in a jar, to keep the trio warm during winter, and also used it to distract [[Severus Snape]], whom she thought was jinxing [[Harry Potter]]'s broom during his first [[Quidditch]] match. These flames were used again in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom to light the cauldron above one of the toilets while Polyjuice Potion was brewed in her second year so that Harry Potter and [[Ronald Weasley]] could interrogate [[Draco Malfoy]] about the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]].Hermione even learned how to cast a corporeal [[Patronus Charm]] in her [[1995|fifth year]], and was the first to master the advanced spell in [[Dumbledore's Army]] under Harry's tutelage. It took the form of an otter.<ref name="OOTP" /> Harry once commented that the Patronus Charm was the only spell Hermione ever had trouble with,<ref name="DH" /> perhaps indicating that although she was skilled with the charm, it did not come as easily to her as most other spells as she perhaps lacked the self-confidence. During her sixth year, Hermione successfully cast the [[Confundus Charm]] on a broom, a charm so difficult [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]] had to concentrate to cast it.<ref name="DH" /> Hermione also mentioned in [[1997]] that she had been practising how to use her Patronus for messaging<ref name="DH" />, but it is unknown if she ever actually carried this out.
 
[[File:Hermione_during_Potion_class_pic2.JPG|thumb|225x225px|Hermione attending [[Potions (class)|Potions class]] in [[1996]]]]
 
   
*'''[[Potioneer|Potions]]''': Hermione was able to brew the very advanced and difficult [[Polyjuice Potion]], by the time she was in [[1992|second year]] for her, Harry, and Ron to find the truth about the [[Chamber of Secrets]] from [[Draco Malfoy]] by disguising themselves as his friends.<ref name="CS" /> She achieved an '[[Outstanding]]' on her Potions [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] and was only one of twelve to advance to N.E.W.T.-level. She was able to identify potions and their effects quickly after having only read about them. She was the only one in her sixth year class who understood [[Golpalott's Third Law]], without need for further explanation and was able to compose an antidote containing fifty-two ingredients, including a chunk of her own hair. The only time she was ever out-smarted in potions was in her sixth year by [[Harry Potter]] because of using [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Half-Blood Prince's old copy]] of the [[Advanced Potion-Making]] textbook that was full of hints and scribbles which helped Harry excel.<ref name="HBP" />
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[[File:TrioCommonRoomHBP.jpg|241x241px|thumb|Hermione arguing with Harry Potter over the Half-blood Prince's copy of ''Advanced Potion-Making'']]
{{Quote|...Only Hermione Granger had made any difference to her match; [[Professor McGonagall]] showed the class how it had gone all silver and pointy...|Hermione's achievement during her first Transfiguration lesson in [[1991]]|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
   
*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Hermione seemed to be particularly talented at Transfiguration. She was the first in her class to succeed at transfiguring a [[Match to needle|match into a needle]] in their first lesson, long before any other student<ref name="PS" /> and earned an '[[Outstanding]]' in her [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] exam. In 1994 she was the only one able to transform a [[Hedgehog to pincushion]]. She could also [[Vanishment|vanish]] objects, which is one of the hardest spells taught at [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]]. In 1995 she was able to vanish Harry Potter's [[potion]] after believing him to be finished with it and a kitten by mid-year the hardest vanishment challenge of all. Hermione was very skilled at [[conjuration]], an advanced type of transfiguration; for example, in her sixth year, she was able to conjure [[Avis|a flock of canaries]],<ref name="HBP" /> and by the [[1997|next year]], she could conjure a [[Orchideous|wreath of flowers]] and a flask [[Nonverbal magic|non-verbally]]. She could also perform [[Human Transfiguration]], which is noted to be very difficult and did so in [[1998]] to disguise Ron during the [[1998 Break-In of Gringotts Wizarding Bank|break-in at Gringotts Bank]].
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Hermione was very determined and focused, in that she "''always [kept] her attention focused on the job that must be done''."<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/11/19/new-interview-with-j-k-rowling-for-release-of-dutch-edition-of-deathly-hallows 19 November 2007 Interview with J.K. Rowling for the Release of the Dutch Edition of Deathly Hallows]</ref> Her refusal to break under torture shows her strength of willpower.<ref name="DH" /> She wasn't afraid to stand up to her friends when she thought it was in their best interests, or when she felt they were wrong; risking to anger Harry by getting his [[Harry Potter's Firebolt|Firebolt]] confiscated because she feared it might be jinxed,<ref name="POA" /> and arguing with both him and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] over his use of the shady Half Blood Prince's textbook.<ref name="HBP" /> In spite of her strait-laced disposition, she wasn't above using coercion and threats to get what she wanted, achieve results or protect herself and those she cared about in the long run. This is evidenced by her blackmailing Rita Skeeter into writing a good article about Harry<ref name="CS" />, as well as slapping Draco Malfoy when he insulted Hagrid and drawing her wand on him, using a Confundus Charm on Cormac McLaggen for insulting her friends and placing a jinx on the list of DA members that would cause them to sprout boils all over their face in the word "SNEAK" if they betrayed the organisation. Malfoy, Rita Skeeter and Marietta Edgecombe all served as examples of what could result if they pushed the most talented witch of her generation one inch too far.
   
*'''[[Dark charms]]''': Hermione was not known for her ability to cast Dark magic and the extent of her ability within this magical discipline is truly unknown (however, one would assume given her borderline genius status that she was no slouch). Still, she must have had some ability as she was ability to come up with a very sophisticated [[jinx]] that would deform the face of one would betrayed the [[D.A.]]. She was also able to successfully cast a [[Stinging Hex]] at a moment's notice. In her fourth year she was also able to cast the [[Leg-Locker Curse]] in her first year and the [[Jelly-Legs Jinx]] in her sixth.
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Hermione|I'm hunted quite as much as any [[goblin]] or elf, Griphook! I'm a Mudblood!|Ron Weasley |Don't call yourself —|Why shouldn't I? I am a Mudblood, and proud of it!|Hermione expressing pride at being a Muggle-born|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
*'''[[Apparition]]''': Hermione was the first in her [[Apparition (class)|class]] to [[Apparition|Apparate]] successfully, she had achieved Apparition twice in that time and passed her test on the first attempt. According to Ron, her performance was "''perfect''" and the [[Wilkie Twycross|instructor]] praised her talent greatly.<ref name="HBP" /> While on the hunt for the [[Horcrux]]es with Harry and Ron, Hermione frequently Apparated and Disapparated the three of them, twice when they were falling through the air.<ref name="DH" />
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[[File:Hermione-granger-ron-weasley-harry-potter-hp4-study-6x4.jpg|236x236px|thumb|left|Hermione urging Harry and Ron to take studying seriously]]
   
*'''[[Study of Ancient Runes]]''': Hermione was gifted in translating ancient runes into English. She earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in the subject and took it to [[N.E.W.T.]]-level. This is what later helped lead her, [[Harry Potter]], and [[Ronald Weasley]] to the [[Deathly Hallows]]. She later translated the original copy of ''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]'' into English, which she published sometime before working at the [[British Ministry of Magic]].
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Because of her opinionated, interfering nature, Hermione had the reputation for being a bossy know-it-all. Her sometimes abrasive attitude masked deep insecurities and fear of failure, as personified by her [[Boggart]].<ref name="JKRHG">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=8 Extra Stuff: Hermione Granger] on {{JKRS}}</ref> She felt the need to prove herself, perhaps partly because of how many people in wizarding society looked down on Muggle-borns. However, she didn't let anyone bully her about this and ignored bigots like Draco Malfoy. Despite her growing confidence in her abilities, Hermione wasn't arrogant or conceited, and helped her classmates with their schoolwork whenever she could. In her fifth year, she also became one of the few people to call Voldemort by name.<ref name="OOTP" />
   
*'''[[Herbology]]''': Hermione earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in this subject, thus showing she has great talent in this field as well. She was particularly skilled in spells related to magical plants. In her first year, she saved Harry and Ron from some [[Devil's Snare]] in the [[Underground Chambers]] by conjuring Bluebell Flames. She also had knowledge of various different plants; for example, in her [[second year]], she was the only one who knew what the [[Mandrake]] root was and what it did.
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Though she initially showed a tendency toward mild panic in sudden situations,<ref name="PS" /> in time she was able to overcome this trait of hers, and demonstrated her bravery and extreme loyalty to her friends many times when facing danger, risking her life frequently to help them and standing by Harry even when no one else did. Although she wasn't as short-tempered as her friends, Hermione displayed a formidable fury on several occasions, such as slapping Draco Malfoy in defence of Hagrid,<ref name="POA" /> sabotaging Cormac McLaggen's tryout as a [[Keeper]] for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] after he insulted Ron and Ginny, conjuring a flock of canaries to attack Ron in their sixth year<ref name="HBP" /> and physically attacking him when he briefly abandoned her and Harry during their hunt for Horcruxes.<ref name="DH" /> She also tended to be rather argumentative, a trait most evident in her interactions with Ron.
   
*'''[[Arithmancy]]''': This was Hermione's favourite subject and, considering she was one of the few people to take this subject, she must have skill in this field, too. She earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L and took the subject to [[N.E.W.T.]]-level.
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==Magical abilities and skills==
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[[File:Hermione Otter Patronus.png|216x216px|thumb|right|Hermione's corporeal [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]] (form of an otter)]]
   
*'''Logical thinking and intelligence''': Hermione had a mastery of logic that most wizards lacked, as she stated that "a lot of the greatest wizards haven't got an ounce of logic". In 1992, Hermione was able to use logic to get [[Harry Potter]] past a protective measure that was taken to protect the [[Philosopher's Stone]] by [[Severus Snape]]. Hermione was noted to be a "''borderline genius''",<ref name="WBUR" /> getting top scores in every class, and getting 'Outstanding' in all her [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]] except [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. However, her intelligence could be a handicap, as she tended to rely more heavily on facts and information that could be proven by background analysis rather than making intuitive leaps. She often provided the trio with vital information when carrying out research into the various mysteries they faced; for example, in her second year, she was the one to figure out through research that the monster in the [[Chamber of Secrets]] was a [[Basilisk]] and in her third that [[Remus Lupin|Professor Lupin]] was a werewolf. Harry was generally the one to put the pieces together to create the final picture necessary to explain recent events.
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{{Quote|An' they haven't invented a spell our Hermione can' do.|A statement regarding Hermione's magical talent|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
   
*'''[[Muggle Studies]] (knowledge)''': This was one of the subjects Hermione chose to take in her third year with the aid of a [[Time-Turner]] but dropped the subject after a year. Hermione was a [[Muggle-born]] [[witch]] anyway, and so knew a great deal about [[Muggle]]s already. She was seemingly good at it because she could bring another point of view to the class-room and the lessons. She achieved a score of over 300% on her final exam in third year.
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Hermione proved to be an extremely powerful and talented young witch. Even before she began her education at Hogwarts, she practised some simple spells which all worked.<ref name="PS" /> [[Remus Lupin]] claimed that Hermione was the cleverest witch of her age he had ever met.<ref name="POA" /> Her magical capability easily surpassed almost every single student in her year, challenged only by a select few.
   
*'''[[Astronomy]]''': Hermione was known to have gained an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in this subject, but she decided not to continue with it at N.E.W.T.-level. She often helped [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ron Weasley]] do their homework as they often didn't remember the required facts.
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{{Quote|One of my best friends is Muggle-born, and she's the best in our year.|[[Harry Potter]] addressing Hermione's magical aptitude|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
*'''[[History of Magic]]''': Hermione was very interested in the history of the wizarding world from a young age. Even before starting at Hogwarts, she bought several books and learned them by heart, including ''Hogwarts: A History''. She was one of very few students who payed attention to Professor Binns' lectures. She earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in the subject, which was hard to do, considering how boring the class was said to be. She was also known to take excellent notes in the class.
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*'''[[Magic]]al aptitude''': At Hogwarts, Hermione was usually the first to master any spell and could use spells beyond her educational level.<ref name="OOTP" /> She earned ten [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]]; nine '[[Outstanding]]s', and one '[[Exceeds Expectations]]', in [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. Harry Potter was the strongest student in that subject, but even Harry acknowledged that Hermione was "the best in our year," and repeatedly admired her spell work.
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*'''[[Nonverbal magic|Non-verbal]] and [[wandless magic]]''': Hermione became highly skilled at [[nonverbal spell|non-verbal magic]] in her sixth year, being the first to succeed at it in her [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class and quickly becoming so good at non-verbal [[incantation]]s that she did not need to say the incantations aloud for a wide variety of [[spell]]s.<ref name="HBP" /> She was known to have practised [[wandless magic]] in her years at Hogwarts. Hermione did not need the aid of a [[wand]] or magical instrument for a wide variety of spells.<ref name="HBP" />
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{{Quote|You're a little scary sometimes, you know that. Brilliant. But scary.|Hermione's use of the [[Full Body-Bind Curse]] in her first year|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)}}
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[[File:Download.gif|thumb|Hermione and Ron casting the [[Stunning Spell]] at [[Death Eaters]] during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]]]]
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[[File:Tumblr m3f7mtfdjZ1qgt0vro6 250.gif|thumb|Hermione Granger attacking [[Fenrir Greyback]] with magic, after he killed Lavender Brown during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]]]
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*'''[[Duelling]]''': Hermione demonstrated her exemplary abilities in [[martial magic]] on numerous occasions, showing remarkable [[duelling]] skill for her age. She can magically manipulate objects around herself to incapacitate or evade others.<ref name="OOTPf" /> She had very fast reflexes when it came to wand work; for instance, she drew her wand and placed a [[Shield Charm]] between Harry and Ron when they were quarrelling before either of them could even draw their wands in [[1997]], and when the trio was spotted by Death Eaters during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], she was the first to react, sending them to safety.<ref name="DH" /> Her duelling style was creative and unpredictable, mixing non-combat spells along with more conventional combative spells to overcome her opponents. Although she was incapacitated relatively early in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], Hermione removed two [[Death Eaters]] from the fight in that short time.<ref name="OOTP" /> By the time she accompanied Ron and Harry on the search for the Horcruxes, her spell-work was swifter than opponents such as [[Mundungus Fletcher]]: Hermione defeated [[Antonin Dolohov]] and [[Gregory Goyle]], [[Blasting Curse|blasted]] [[Nagini]] to defend Harry, repelled [[Corban Yaxley|Yaxley]] when he forcibly [[Apparition|Disapparated]] with her, blasted [[Fenrir Greyback]] away from an injured [[Lavender Brown]], and saved him and Ron from being apprehended by Death Eaters when the trio went to see [[Xenophilius Lovegood]]. She defeated many Death Eaters during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and held her own against [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] with the assistance of [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Luna Lovegood]]. They weren't able to defeat her, but this likely because Hermione was fighting at a great disadvantage: she was forced to fight Bellatrix with Bellatrix's own wand, that was still loyal to Bellatrix. Being able to hold her own in such a disadvantageous condition against a very powerful witch like Bellatrix was an exceptional feat, further proof of her duelling ability.
   
*'''[[Care of Magical Creatures]]''': Hermione earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in Care of Magical Creatures. She had no problem interacting with [[Buckbeak]] in her third year, but stated in her sixth that he scared her.
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{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|It's better we wipe their memories.|Ronald Weasley|You're the boss. Hermione...you're the best at spells.|Hermione using advanced magic at a young age|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
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[[File:Tumblr_mvxk7n57Vb1qc06zco4_r1_250.gif|right|frame|Hermione being the first in her class to master the [[Levitation Charm]]]]
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* '''[[Charm]]s''': Hermione was exceptionally talented with charm-work and some of her most impressive magical feats were charms. She not only achieved an '[[Outstanding]]' [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] but also received a hundred and twelve percent in her first year Charms exam.<ref name="PS"/> Hermoine enchanted her [[Hermione Granger's handbag|small handbag]] with an [[Extension Charm|Undetectable Extension Charm]] to allow her to carry more items in the bag than physically allowed, which allowed her, Harry and Ron to survive the months spent out in the open. She managed to cast the [[Memory Charm]] successfully multiple times after having only read the theory behind it,<ref name="DH" /> affecting [[Antonin Dolohov]] and [[Thorfinn Rowle]] even when they were subjected to the [[Cruciatus Curse]].<ref>Dolohov and Rowle saw [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] when they [[Luchino Caffe Duel|attacked]] the trio on [[Tottenham Court Road]] yet Ron's accompaniment of Harry and Hermione was not known to the Death Eaters until he was brought to [[Malfoy Manor]] in [[1998]], which shows that Dolohov and Rowle did not remember having seen him earlier.</ref>[[File:Mione_obliate.JPG|250px|thumb|right|Hermione erasing [[Antonin Dolohov]]'s memories]] During her sixth year, she successfully cast the [[Confundus Charm]] on Cormac McLaggen. Her array of [[Protego totalum|protective charms]] she casted outside their defended her, Harry, and Ron for almost a year while they were searching for Voldemort's Horcruxes, while several far more experienced wizards were captured within months. Hermione's speciality was creating [[Bluebell Flames|portable, waterproof fires]]. In her first year, she kept these fires in a jar, used them to distract Severus Snape, whom she thought was jinxing Harry's broom during his first Quidditch match, and to attack the [[Devil's Snare]] when she, Harry, and Ron searched for the Philosopher's Stone. In her second year, she used her flames in Moaning Myrtle's bathroom to light the cauldron above one of the toilets while Polyjuice Potion was brewed so that Harry and Ron could interrogate Draco Malfoy about the Heir of Slytherin. During the [[Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter's Horcrux Hunt|Horcrux hunt]], she kept the flames in a jar to keep the trio warm during winter. However, the one charm she had trouble with was the Patronus Charm, something Harry noted when she tried casting it when he, she and Ron infiltrated the Ministry of Magic, perhaps indicating she lacked the self-confidence. That said, she learned how to cast the corporeal Patronus Charm in her [[1995-1996 school year|fifth year]] and was the first to master the advanced spell in Dumbledore's Army under Harry's tutelage, hers taking the form of an otter.<ref name="OOTP" /> She mentioned in [[1997]] that she had been practising how to use her Patronus for messaging,<ref name="DH" /> but it is unknown if she ever actually carried this out.
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{{Quote|Only Hermione Granger had made any difference to her match; [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] showed the class how it had gone all silver and pointy...|Hermione's achievement during her first Transfiguration lesson|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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[[File:Tumblr n5q64tYx471qc0dmqo8 250.gif|thumb|Hermione conjuring a wreath of flowers in [[Godric's Hollow]], [[Christmas]] [[1997]]]]
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*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Hermione was particularly talented in transfiguration. She was the first in her class to succeed at transfiguring a [[Match to needle|match into a needle]] in their first lesson, long before any other student.<ref name="PS" /> In 1994, she was the only one able to transform a [[Hedgehog to pincushion|Hedgehog to a pincushion]]. Hermione earned an '[[Outstanding]]' in her [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] exam, learning to [[Vanishment|vanish]] objects, one of its hardest spells. In 1995, she was able to vanish Harry Potter's [[potion]] after believing him to be finished with it and a kitten by mid-year - the hardest vanishment challenge of all. Hermione was very skilled at [[conjuration]], an advanced type of transfiguration. In her sixth year, she was able to conjure [[Bird-Conjuring Charm|a flock of canaries]].<ref name="HBP" /> By the [[1997|next year]], she could conjure a [[Orchideous|wreath of flowers]] and a flask [[Nonverbal magic|non-verbally]]. Hermione could also perform [[Human Transfiguration]], which is noted to be very difficult and did so in [[1998]] to disguise Ron during the [[1998 Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank|break-in at Gringotts Bank]]. She could also cast various other transfiguration spells, such as the [[Lapifors Spell]], [[Draconifors Spell]], [[Snufflifors Spell]], [[Avifors Spell]], [[Ducklifors Jinx]], [[Pullus Jinx]] and the [[Vermiculus Jinx]].<ref name="POAG">{{POA|G}}</ref><ref name="GOFG">{{GOF|G}}</ref>
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[[File:HermionePetrificusTotalus.gif|thumb|Hermione freezing [[Neville Longbottom]]]]
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*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': Hermione was skilled in this subject as she was able to achieve an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' in her O.W.L. In their first year, she mastered the [[Full Body-Bind Curse]]. In their third year when she took Professor Lupin's exam, Harry saw that she did everything perfectly except for the part of fighting the [[Boggart]]. Despite this aptitude, this was the one subject Harry was better than her at, something she freely acknowledged. Hermione mastered all the spells taught by Harry in their fifth year in Dumbledore's Army. She mastered the [[Stunning Spell]], [[Impediment Jinx]], and various other [[jinx]]es and [[hex]]es. She was capable of using powerful defensive and offensive spells such as the [[Blasting Curse]]. If Hermione had become an Auror she would have excelled, but she instead dedicated herself to rebuilding the wizard laws. Alongside this, in one alternative universe created by Scorpius and Albus' time-travelling experiences, she became the professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts.
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[[File:Oppugno.gif|thumb|Hermione casting the [[Oppugno Jinx]] in Autumn 1996 at Ron Wealsey]]
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[[File:Tumblr n0oob0xVtb1qa3emao5 250.gif|thumb|Hermione casting the Blasting Curse at Nagini in 1997]]
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*'''[[Dark Arts]]''': Hermione was not known for her ability to perform dark magic and the extent of her capacity is truly unknown, but it could be assumed given her borderline genius status that she was no slouch, as she was able to successfully cast various potent [[dark charm]]s. She was able to cast the [[Leg-Locker Curse]] in her first year, the [[Jelly-Legs Jinx]] in her sixth, and successfully cast a [[Stinging Jinx|Stinging Hex]] at a moment's notice. Hermoine had enough skill to come up with a very sophisticated [[jinx]] [[Dumbledore's Army parchment jinx|that would deform the face of a person who betrayed the D.A]]., which she taught to her comrades. She also cast the [[Oppugno Jinx]] to send several conjured canaries at Ron Weasley in [[1996]], to express her annoyance and anger at him for kissing Lavender Brown. Furthermore, she was able to cast a particularly powerful and destructive [[Blasting Curse]], which she used to blast Nagini with in Godric's Hollow in [[December]] [[1997]]; a cast so powerful that it broke Harry's [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]].
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[[File:Hermione_during_Potion_class_pic2.JPG|225x225px|thumb|right|Hermione attending [[Potions (class)|Potions class]] in [[1996]]]]
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[[File:COS_HQ_still_Hermione_making_Polyjuice_01.jpg|thumb|Hermione brewing the very advanced Polyjuice Potion in [[1992]]]]
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*'''[[Potioneer]]''': Hermione was able to identify [[potion]]s and their effects quickly after having only read about them. She was able to brew the very advanced and difficult Polyjuice Potion in [[1992|second year]] for her, Harry, and Ron to find the truth about the Chamber of Secrets from Draco Malfoy by disguising themselves as his friends.<ref name="CS" /> She achieved an 'Outstanding' on her Potions [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] and was only one of twelve to advance to N.E.W.T.-level. Hermoine was the only one in her sixth year class who understood [[Golpalott's Third Law]], without need for further explanation and was able to compose an antidote containing fifty-two ingredients, including a chunk of her own hair. The only time she was ever out-smarted in potions was in her sixth year by Harry Potter because he was using the [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Half-Blood Prince's old copy]] of the [[Advanced Potion-Making]] textbook that was full of hints and scribbles that helped Harry excel. This frustrated her greatly.<ref name="HBP" />
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*'''[[Herbology]]''': Hermione earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in this subject, showing great talent in this field, and even studied it at N.E.W.T. level. She was particularly skilled in spells related to handling magical plants. In her first year, she saved Harry and Ron from some [[Devil's Snare]] in the [[Underground Chambers]] by conjuring Bluebell Flames. She had knowledge of various different plants; for example, in her [[second year]], she was the only one who knew what the [[Mandrake]] root was and of its potent [[Healing magic|healing]] and restorative properties. She was also very capable of casting the [[Herbivicus Charm]] by her fourth year, in order to magically growth plants at an excelled rate.
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*'''[[Alchemy]]''': Hermione had read a book containing information on Alchemy and the Philosopher's Stone in her first year. In her sixth year, she easily understood Golpalott's Third Law, meaning she had impressive knowledge of this very esoteric and mysterious branch of magic.
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[[File:Hermione_Herbology.jpg|thumb|Hermione Granger handling a Mandrake in a second year Herbology class]]
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* '''[[Apparition]]''': Hermione was the first in her [[Apparition (class)|class]] to [[Apparition|Apparate]] successfully, achieving Apparition twice in that time and passed her test on the first attempt. According to Ron, her performance was "''perfect''" and the [[Wilkie Twycross|instructor]] praised her talent greatly.<ref name="HBP" /> While on the hunt for the Horcruxes with Harry and Ron, Hermione frequently Apparated and Disapparated the three of them using side-along Apparition, twice when they were falling through the air.<ref name="DH" />
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* '''[[Arithmancy]]''': This was Hermione's favourite subject at Hogwarts. Considering she was one of the few people to take this subject, so she must have had considerable skill and knowledge in this field. She earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L and took the subject to [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]]-level, showing to have been exceptionally gifted in this field, given how Arithmancy is considered to be immensely difficult and complicated.
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[[File:Dittany.gif|thumb|Hermione healing a [[Splinching|Splinched]] Ron with Dittany in 1997]]
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* '''[[Healing magic]]''': Hermione had impressive skills in and knowledge of healing magic and [[Healing spell|spells]]. She had knowledge of the [[Mandrake]]'s healing properties in her second year, and was able to take care of both Harry Potter's wound from fighting Nagini and Ron Weasley's splinching wound in 1997, using the medicinal plant [[Dittany]].
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*'''[[Study of Ancient Runes]]''': Hermione was gifted in translating ancient runes into English. She earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in the subject and took it to [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]]-level. This is what later helped lead her, Harry, and Ron to the Deathly Hallows. She later translated the original copy of {{TBB}}into English, which she published sometime before working at the [[British Ministry of Magic]].
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*'''[[History of Magic]]''': Hermione was very interested in the history of the [[wizarding world]] from a young age. Even before starting at Hogwarts, she bought several books and learned them by heart. She was one of very few students who payed attention to Professor Binns' lectures, being known to take excellent notes in the class. She earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in the subject, which was hard to do, considering how boring the class was said to be.
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*'''[[Astronomy (class)|Astronomy]]''': Hermione was known to have gained an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in this subject, but she decided not to continue with it at N.E.W.T.-level. She often helped Harry and Ron do their homework as they often didn't remember the required facts.
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*'''[[Muggle Studies]]''': This was one of the subjects Hermione chose to take in her third year with the aid of a [[Time-Turner]]. She was seemingly good at it because she could bring another point of view to the classroom and the lessons, achieving a score of over 300% on her final exam in third year. However, Hermoine dropped the subject after a year, as she was a Muggle-born witch and so knew a great deal about Muggles already.
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*'''[[Care of Magical Creatures]]''': Hermione earned an 'Outstanding' O.W.L. in Care of Magical Creatures. She had no problem interacting with Buckbeak in her third year, but stated in her sixth that he scared her. Her skills at interacting were demonstrated with her views on house-elves and her work on S.P.E.W., having a good relationship with house-elves like Dobby and Winky and encouraging Harry to treat [[Kreacher]] more kindly after he inherited him. These skills allowed her to join the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]] where she continued her work with S.P.E.W., working for the rights of both house-elves and other underprivileged non-humans.
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*'''Spell creation''' (possibly): Hermione was highly implied to have successfully created at least one spell, a jinx that she placed upon the list of Dumbledore's Army members which, if activated, would cause the affected person's face to break out in boils that formed the word "SNEAK" and which could not be reversed by any known counter-spell. She may also have invented the Four-Point Spell, a useful spell that would make the user's wand point north to indicate direction. If so, this further shows her remarkable and outstanding skill and magical talent, as spell creation is noted to be extremely dangerous and only to be attempted by the most skilled wizards.
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* '''Logical thinking and intelligence''': Hermoine was noted to be a "''borderline genius''",<ref name="WBUR">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/1999/1099-connectiontransc.html 12 October 1999 WBUR Radio interview with J.K. Rowling]</ref> getting top scores in every class, and getting 'Outstanding' in all her [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]] except [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. She mentioned in her fifth year that the [[Sorting Hat]] considered placing her in [[Ravenclaw]], but in the end decided on Sorting her into [[Gryffindor]].<ref name="HBP" /> Hermione had a mastery of logic that most wizards lacked, as she stated that "''a lot of the greatest wizards haven't got an ounce of logic''". In 1992, she was able to use logic to get Harry past a protective measure that was taken to protect the [[Philosopher's Stone]] by Severus Snape. Hermoine often provided the trio with vital information when carrying out research into the various mysteries they faced. For example, she was the one to figure out through research that the monster in the Chamber of Secrets was a Basilisk and in her third year that Professor Lupin was a werewolf. However, she tended to rely more heavily on facts and information that could be proven by background analysis rather than making intuitive leaps, so Harry was generally the one to put the pieces together which explain recent events to create the final picture and willing to make assumptions where Hermione disproved ideas if there was no clear evidence for them.
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*'''Leadership skills''': While Harry did the majority of leading among the trio, it was usually Hermione who kept him on track when he, Ron and herself had a task to do, and she sometimes did the same only with Ron. She also helped form and co-lead Dumbledore's Army alongside Harry. Her leadership skills were again demonstrated when she joined the Ministry, helping improve the rights of House Elves and other underprivileged magical creatures in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, and then getting promoted to Deputy He