"R" was the alias of an unidentified, possibly Dark wizard or witch who wrote letters directed to Jacob's sibling and Patricia Rakepick while they were attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


This individual began writing suspicious letters signed as "R" to denizens of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the mid-1980s. Those letters were very commanding, with imposed instructions and threats of punishment in case the recipients did not follow the instructions. They first wrote to Jacob's sibling in the 1985–1986 school year. Two school years later, they wrote to both Jacob's sibling and Patricia Rakepick, telling Rakepick to step aside from Hogwarts. That same year, a mysterious cloaked figure told Jacob's sibling to avoid the Cursed Vaults, Patricia Rakepick and the Forbidden Forest. It is possible that the messenger was sent by R or were R themselves.

Magical Abilities and Skills

  • Transfiguration: R was skilful in Transfiguration, as they were able to transfigure messages they sent into black feathers, mimicking the concealment methods of Jacob.

Suspected identities

The following individuals have been suspected to be R at some point:

Other possible identities

Other characters that may possibly be R:


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 2 (The Mysterious Madam Rakepick)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 5 (Time to Fly)
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 19 (The Unforgivable Curses)