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Hogwarts Legacy characters

With our list of Hogwarts Legacy characters, you can learn more about those that are sure to make an impact in this version of the wizarding world

Hogwarts legacy characters Phineas Black the headmaster

For all you new witches and wizards out there, we’re on hand to tell you who the Hogwarts Legacy characters are. Be they good or bad, we’re more than happy to help familiarise you with these faces. Mind you, some aren’t technically alive, but ghosts aren’t exactly new to the legendary school, though floating dead teachers might be.

Of curse, magic is hard, so should you want to know even more about this game, make sure you check out our Hogwarts Legacy companions guide to discover who your true friends are, and our Hogwarts Legacy houses article to see what group they belong to. We also happen to have a list of the best Harry Potter games on Switch and mobile, just in case you chant wait until the Hogwarts Legacy Switch release date to enter this famous world.

Anyway, here are all of the Hogwarts Legacy characters you need to know about.

Hogwarts Legacy students

Hogwarts Legacy characters Poppy looking at baby animals

Poppy Sweeting

Poppy is a potential companion and is part of the Hufflepuff house. Furthermore, she has a wonderful and caring personality – we love anybody that shows unconditional kindness to animals. We can’t help but wonder what Hogwarts Legacy beasts we get to meet thanks to her.

Hogwarts legacy characters Natsai Onai in a class

Natasi Onai

Natasi is another potential companion you can form a strong friendship with, and it should come as no surprise that they boast a loyal and strong personality with a sense of justice. A perfect example of a Gryffindor if we’ve ever seen one. In fact, they embody the saying, ‘Neville give up!’

Hogwarts Legacy characters Sebastian casting a spell

Sebastian Sallow

Slytherin’s potential companion candidate is Sebastian Sallow, and he loves to be mischievous, though word on the Snapvine is that he’s also extremely charming and caring to those he loves. Though we’re sure he’s bound to be a Slytherining idiot at times. From what we can tell, he wants to learn the Hogwarts Legacy Dark Arts.

Hogwarts legacy characters Amit Thakkar looking through a telescope

Amit Thakkar

Another fellow student is Amit who has a passion for astronomy and always has the latest tech for spying on the stars. He’s determined to be a historian one day and will lend you his vast knowledge.

Hogwarts Legacy staff

Hogwarts Legacy characters Fig speaking to a student on a train

Professor Fig

Eleazar Fig teaches Magical Theory and appears as a mentor of sorts to your student character.

Hogwarts legacy characters Phineas Black the headmaster

Professor Black

Phineas Nigellus Black, relative of Sirius Black, is the headmaster of Hogwarts. Unlike Dumbledore, however, he is not well-liked among the student body.

Hogwarts legacy characters Weasley during the sorting ceremony

Professor Weasley

Professor Matilda Weasley pops up a few times in the story in pivotal quests, along with performing her role as Deputy Headmistress and Transfiguration teacher, much like Professor McGonagall. And yes, she is related to the Weasley family we know and love.

Hogwarts legacy characters Professor Ronen the charms teacher

Professor Ronen

The zany Charms master, Professor Abraham Ronen, teaches us how to make feathers float, among other cool tricks. He’s a big fan of games and provides a fun learning experience to his students.

Hogwarts legacy characters Garlick in her herbology classroom

Professor Garlick

The Herbology Professor is Mirabel Garlick, who shows students the wonder of the wizarding flora all around us. She grew up in a muggle household, but then attended Hogwarts where she blossomed. Get it?

Hogwarts legacy characters Professor Hecat in class

Professor Hecat

Dear Dinah Hecat is the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and is head of Ravenclaw house. She left her successful Ministry of Magic career to teach young minds at Hogwarts, and keep them safe.

Hogwarts legacy characters Onai gazing into a crystal ball

Professor Onai

Natsai Onai’s mother, Mudiwa, is our Divination professor. She is a seer, though sadly could not predict the unfortunate passing of her own husband.

Hogwarts legacy characters Professor Shah sterly looking at students

Professor Shah

Satyavati Shah is Hogwarts Legacy’s Astronomy teacher. She was also raised in the Muggle world, being a big fan of science, but ultimately enrolled in Hogwarts.

Hogwarts legacy characters Sharp in his classroom

Professor Sharp

Potions master Professor Sharp once was an Auror but moved to a quieter life of teaching unruly students how to brew potions of all kinds after an injury.

Hogwarts legacy characters Professor Howin the beasts teacher

Professor Howin

Wanna learn about beasts? Head to Bai Howin’s beasts class. She’s in tune with nature and respects the animals around her.

hogwarts legacy characters cuthbert sleeping in a classroom

Professor Binns

Why just speak to a ghost when you can be taught by one? That’s right, this brand-new character isn’t just a ghost. He’s actually still a professor, as Cuthbert happily teaches the history of magic. We certainly can’t wait to attend his class and see what other role he has to play in the world.

Hogwarts legacy characters Professor Kogawa talking in her office

Madam Kogawa

Chiyo Kogawa is the Flying professor and is found with a broom in hand most of the time. She came to Hogwarts after meeting Professor Weasley in the Japanese Ministry of Magic, who offered her the position.

Other Hogwarts Legacy characters

Hogwarts Legacy characters Nick walking with a student

Nearly Headless Nick

It’s fair to say that all Harry Potter fans know who Nearly Headless Nick is, and it’s undoubtedly great to see him given not many people from the books and films are present in this rendition of the wizarding world.

Hogwarts Legacy characters Deek speaking to a student


Ah, who doesn’t love a house elf? Deek just so happens to be one in Hogwarts Legacy, and we certainly can’t wait to see more of him.

Hogwarts Legacy characters Victor stood with his mouth open

Victor Rookwood

It appears as though Victor is the main antagonist in Hogwarts Legacy. As such, he’s a dark wizard that likely utilises the three unforgivable curses.

Hogwarts legacy characters Peeves floating in the air


We’ve all heard of Peeves before, but here he is in the flesh… sort of. The pesky poltergeist is often seen floating through the halls of Hogwarts creating all sorts of mischief.

You can also encounter these characters as you traverse the school grounds and Hogsmeade:

For those lucky people with the PlayStation exclusive content, there are other characters you can meet, like Penny and Cassandra Mason.

There you have it, all of the Hogwarts Legacy characters you need to know about. If you’re after a different kind of magic, you can check out our picks for the best Disney games on Switch and mobile.

Hogwarts Legacy has drawn considerable criticism during its development, largely due to the fact that the creator of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, has made a number of transphobic remarks on social media in recent years.

While Avalanche has confirmed that J.K. Rowling is not “directly involved” in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, it is working with “her team” and Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. label dedicated to launching new experiences inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories. It is currently unclear whether she will earn any royalties from the game’s sale, but it is likely given it is based on her original body of work.

If you would like to learn more about transgender rights or lend your support, we’d encourage you to check out the National Center for Transgender Equality in the US and Mermaids in the UK.