Jae Kim (born c.1972/1973) was a wizard who began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1984 and was Sorted into Gryffindor.


Hogwarts years (1984-1991)

In his second year, Jae was hit with a hex cast by Merula Snyde.[3]

In his third year, Jae took Care of Magical Creatures[4] and Divination[5] as electives.

In his fifth year, Jae had Defence Against the Dark Arts[2] and History of Magic[6] classes with Jacob's sibling.

Jae had to work in the Hogwarts kitchens for detention due to bringing banned items to Hogwarts. In detention, he befriended Jacob's sibling and gave one of three items to them for free. Afterward, the two went to study in the Hogwarts Library along with Rowan Khanna, Tulip Karasu, and Barnaby Lee to figure out what kind of spell could have caused Beatrice Haywood to get stuck in a portrait. After the group came to the conclusion that it was due to an Undetectable Extension Charm, Jae shocked the rest by knowing about the regulations of the charm.[7]

Jae earned at least eight[8] O.W.L.s: he achieved an Acceptable mark in Charms, Potions, Transfiguration, Care of Magical Creatures, Herbology, and History of Magic, an Outstanding in Defence Against the Dark Arts[9], and an unknown mark in Divination.

Behind the scenes

  • His name suggests that he was of Korean descent.
  • Despite the fact that he is shown to have seven O.W.L.s, which do not include Divination, he is shown taking the subject in his sixth year. The same is also true for Jacob's sibling.

Friendship interaction correct answers

Meal with a friend

  • ✔+ Yumboes
  • ✔+ Apparition
  • ✔+ Their master/Theis master's family
  • ✔+ Being


Kim, meaning Gold in Korean, is the most populous surname in North and South Korea, suggesting he is from a South Korean family. The name Jae can also have a Korean origin. Depending on the hanja used to writing it, it could mean "talent", "wealth", "cultivate" or "again".


Notes and references

  1. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 1 (Year Five Begins) - Defence Against the Dark Arts Lesson "Ghoul"
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 8 (Trial by Fire), if Bill is chosen as an opponent.
  4. Although not shown in classes, Jae is known to have an O.W.L. in the subject.
  5. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 2 (Curses and Prophecies)
  6. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 3 (Detention Before Extension) - History of Magic Lesson "Medieval Assembly of European Wizards"
  7. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 3 (Detention Before Extension)
  8. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, adding to the seven O.W.L.s already listed in the other source, he is also shown attending N.E.W.T. level Divination classes.
  9. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (see this image)
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