Terry Boot
Biographical information

c. 1979 or 1980

Blood status

Half-blood or pure-blood[1]

Physical information




Hair colour





Dumbledore's Army

Terry: "You can do a Protean Charm?... But that's...that's N.E.W.T. standard, that is."
Hermione: "Oh. Oh...well...yes, I suppose it is."
Terry: "How come you're not in Ravenclaw? With brains like yours?"
— Terry and Hermione Granger in the D.A.[src]

Terry Boot was a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter's year. He was Sorted into Ravenclaw house, and became friends with housemates Michael Corner and Anthony Goldstein. Terry participated in Dumbledore's Army and also fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.


Education at HogwartsEdit

Early yearsEdit

"Pinch it hard, it will stop bleeding in a second Boot"
—Lockhart during the Duelling Club chaos.[src]
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In 1991 Terry started his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, upon his arrival during the Sorting Ceremony the Sorting Hat placed Terry into the house of Ravenclaw. Terry was sorted into Ravenclaw with students, Padma Patil, Michael Corner and Anthony Goldstein and he became friends with the latter. In his second year at Hogwarts the school was under threat of closure after the Chamber of Secrets had been opened. As a precaution to protect students from any possible danger a Duelling Club started up, instructed by Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. During one practise chaos broke out and Lockhart had to tend to several students, Terry had received an injury and Lockhart told him to pinch his wound hard to stop the bleeding.

Fifth yearEdit

Terry: "Did you kill a basilisk with the sword from Dumbledore's office?"
Harry: "Yes, but we're learning how to use spells, not swords!"
Terry: "Oh, okay. I dunno if Michael or Anthony know were you meet, you'd better tell them, I'll see you later."
— Terry asking Harry about his second year[src]

In his fifth year of education Hogwarts was put under the eyes of the Ministry of Magic with Dolores Jane Umbridge working as a spy due to events that took place the previous year, as well as being Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts. Umbridge caused an uproar amongst the students, she refused to teach defensive spells, despite it being said that Lord Voldemort was at large once again and Hermione Granger, a Gryffindor felt she ought to do something about it. Hermione then founded an organisation called Dumbledore's Army, in this organisation students learn how to defend themselves and fight in combat, they were taught by Harry Potter, who has had experience in fighting Voldemort off several times.

During one D.A. meeting, Terry seemed very impressed that Hermione was able to perform a Protean Charm on the enchanted Dumbledore's Army coins which was of N.E.W.T.-level, these coins were used as methods of communication between members of the D.A. At the end of the school year after Harry and some members of the D.A. fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries it was finally revealed that Lucius Malfoy was a Death Eater and his son Draco Malfoy was displeased that this had become public and that his father was put in Azkaban. Terry was one of the D.A. members to come to the assistance of Harry when Draco, Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle attempted to attack him on the Hogwarts Express journey home, Terry performed a spell that left the three looking like large slugs in their school robes.

Sixth yearEdit

During his sixth year the Second Wizarding War had officially been announced as started and the school was put under the protection of Aurors. This year students would learn how to apparate for the first time. At the end of his sixth year, Severus Snape killed headmaster Albus Dumbledore and the school would temporarily be serving under headmistress Minerva McGonagall, this was until his seventh year when Severus Snape was put in charge. Terry attended Dumbledore's funeral with his classmates.

Seventh year and Battle of HogwartsEdit

"Is it true? Did you break into Gringotts? Did you escape on a Dragon? It's everywhere, everyone's talking about it, Terry Boot got beaten up by the Carrows for yelling about in the Great Hall at dinner!"
—Neville Longbottom in 1998.[src]

During his seventh year Terry joined the revived Dumbledore's Army to oppose the Carrow professors' cruel reign over Hogwarts while Lord Voldemort controlled the Ministry of Magic. When rumours surfaced that Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley broke in to Gringotts Wizarding Bank and escaped on a dragon, Terry shouted an announcement about it during dinner in the Great Hall, and was consequently punished by the Carrows. He later provided Harry with some information about Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.[2]

Later lifeEdit

Terry was not listed among the casualties and is presumed to have survived the Second Wizarding War.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit


  • "Terry" is a form of Terence, which means "tender, or gracious".
  • "Boot" is a surname referring to a place called Boot, near Ravenglass in Cumbria.

Behind the scenesEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. In Deathly Hallows, Ch. 39, Terry was hiding out in the Room of Requirement with Dumbledore's Army before the members Neville summoned from outside the school began to arrive. This means he attended Hogwarts during the 1997-1998 school year, and must have been either half-blood or pure-blood, as Muggle-borns were banned from the school under the Voldemort regime. However, his blood status is given as Muggle-born on the student list shown by J. K. Rowling on Harry Potter and Me.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  3. Despite this character not actually being identified in the film, they were sorted in 1991 and therefore were present in the films adaptation of the sorting amongst the crowd of first years, as they had to be sorted and even though they weren't mentioned they'd still be one of the students in that crowd.
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