Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Luna Lovegood Character Analysis

One of Harry, Ron, and Hermione's friends at Hogwarts. She's a year younger, with long blond hair and eyes that seem to stare uncomfortably. Luna has a reputation as a crazy believer of conspiracy theories and nonexistent creatures, but she's a loyal friend and, when she's focused, she's also a competent witch. She recognizes Harry at Bill and Fleur's wedding, even though he's in disguise, and seems to have a knack for knowing how people are feeling. Harry learns after visiting her father, Xenophilius, that the Death Eaters kidnapped Luna off the Hogwarts Express when she was coming home for Christmas in the hopes of blackmailing her father. Harry and Dobby rescue Luna from Malfoy Manor.
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Luna Lovegood Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Luna Lovegood appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Eight
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...that Lupin looks miserable. When Harry gets back to the entrance, he meets Xenophilius Lovegood, Luna's father. He's dressed eccentrically in bright yellow robes and wears a pendant that looks like... (full context)
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Ron, Harry, and Hermione join Luna at an empty table. When Luna gets up to dance, Krum takes her seat. He... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...appears in his portrait, she blindfolds him. He's incensed, but he reveals that Neville and Luna helped Ginny, and that all three served detention in the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid. Hermione... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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...He's touchy about perceived insults to Snape, but reveals that Ginny and possibly Neville and Luna are continuing Dumbledore's Army. Harry feels homesick for Ginny and for Hogwarts. He wishes he... (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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...Xenophilius has been printing that it's important to help Harry and Hermione suggests they ask Luna. Xenophilius gulps, says that Luna is at the stream, and agrees to help. He goes... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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...really is different from others. Harry walks around and discovers that the stairs lead to Luna's room. There, he finds a mural of him, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville painted on... (full context)
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Xenophilius returns with four soup bowls and won't answer Harry when he asks where Luna is. The printing press emits a bang and shoots out several Quibblers. Hermione picks one... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...groans that she wanted the Death Eaters to see Harry so that they won't hurt Luna, and she made Ron use the Cloak so his family doesn't get in trouble. They... (full context)
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...thinks that Hermione is just scared of the Resurrection Stone. In the morning, he remembers Luna and feels ashamed of himself. He desperately wants the Elder Wand, especially since he hates... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...Ron, Griphook, and Dean into the cellar as Hermione screams. Ron shouts until they hear Luna in the cellar with them. Luna unties them with a nail after using Ron's Deluminator... (full context)
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...he's here to rescue Harry. Harry and Ron ask Dobby to take Ollivander, Dean, and Luna to Bill and Fleur's and then come back. Harry sees the man in the tower... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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Harry feels like he's back with Dumbledore's body as Bill, Fleur, Dean, and Luna surround him. Dean carries Griphook inside and Harry sees Voldemort punishing everyone at Malfoy Manor.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...leaves later. Harry says that he'll be leaving soon too, which shocks Fleur. Dean and Luna burst in, interrupting the awkward moment. (full context)
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Bill helps Ollivander down the stairs. He bids Luna goodbye and agrees to take Auntie Muriel's tiara, which Fleur borrowed for her wedding, back... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
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...through the fake Galleons that they used in Dumbledore's Army. He says that they lost Luna and Ginny, and a few weeks ago, the Death Eaters tried to kidnap Neville's gran... (full context)
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...that Dumbledore gave them a secret job, which they need to accomplish and then leave. Luna and Dean burst through the passage and Luna is sure that they're here to overthrow... (full context)
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Harry agrees and tells the room that they're looking for an object, probably from Ravenclaw. Luna suggests Ravenclaw's diadem, but Cho says it's been lost for centuries. Luna notes that there's... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...knows he's captured at Hogwarts. He returns to his reality when he hears a bang; Luna Stunned Alecto. Harry and Luna hide under the Cloak as Ravenclaws come down to see... (full context)
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...reveals himself, performs the Cruciatus Curse on Amycus, and tells McGonagall that Voldemort is coming. Luna reveals herself, and Harry asks McGonagall if she knows where the lost diadem is. She... (full context)
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McGonagall sends Patronuses and leads Harry and Luna under the Cloak through the school. They run into Snape, who asks where the Carrows... (full context)
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Harry and Luna follow McGonagall, watch her bring the suits of armor to life, and then run back... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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...the giant. Out on the grounds, they find dementors and struggle to conjure Patronuses, but Luna and Seamus save them and Luna talks Harry through conjuring his own. (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...at the House tables, though not according to their Houses. Harry finds himself next to Luna, who suggests he get some peace and quiet. She creates a diversion as Harry slips... (full context)