Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Tonks Character Analysis

A young Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix. She and Lupin marry not long before the novel starts. Tonks is bright and bubbly and though she's a very competent witch, she's extremely clumsy and is known for knocking things over. She becomes pregnant not long after getting married and gives birth in the spring to a boy named Teddy, who is a Metamorphmagus like she is (which means they can change their appearance at will). Tonks and Lupin die in the final battle at Hogwarts.
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Tonks Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Tonks appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One
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...Voldemort asks if it's as much of an honor as the fact that Bellatrix's niece, Tonks, just married Remus Lupin, a werewolf. Everyone laughs, and Bellatrix insists that Tonks isn't family.... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...a giant motorcycle. Ron greets Harry as Mad-Eye Moody, Hermione, Fred, George, Bill, Mr. Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, Fleur, Kingsley, and Mundungus Fletcher file into the kitchen. Tonks gleefully waves her new... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...pond, bleeding, and calls for Hagrid. He comes to inside, his injuries healed, and Ted Tonks introduces himself. Ted explains that his wife is seeing to Hagrid. Ted is concerned that... (full context)
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Harry says they need to take the Portkey to the Burrow. Ted assures Mrs. Tonks that Tonks is fine and leads Harry and Hagrid into a bedroom, where a hairbrush... (full context)
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...Harry head back outside and Ginny takes Harry's hand. They watch Kingsley pace and suddenly, Tonks and Ron barrel to the ground on brooms. Tonks falls into Lupin's arms as Hermione... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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Charlie, Lupin, Tonks, and Hagrid arrive for Harry's birthday dinner. Mrs. Weasley carries out a cake decorated like... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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...when he gets married just as some of Fleur's cousins arrive. Harry shows Lupin and Tonks to their seats and notices again that Lupin looks miserable. When Harry gets back to... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...trio, and insists he doesn't need to know what the mission is. Hermione asks about Tonks and Lupin says she's pregnant as though he's admitting something nasty. He says that Tonks... (full context)
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...abandoning his family and behaving like a coward. Lupin insists that he shouldn't have married Tonks and shouldn't have risked passing on his werewolfism to a child before cursing Harry and... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...one night in March, he succeeds. Lee Jordan is hosting and he announces that Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell, and Gornuk have been murdered, along with a Muggle family. He mentions Bathilda's... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...hear a knock. Lupin announces himself and, when Bill lets him in, he shouts that Tonks just gave birth to a baby boy. He asks Harry to be the godfather to... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...is and they run to the Room of Requirement. There, they find Neville's gran and Tonks. Tonks runs to find Lupin and Neville's gran goes to help Neville. Ginny is delighted... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
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...enter the Great Hall, Harry sees the Weasleys surrounding Fred's body. He sees Lupin and Tonks's bodies too, and races away to Dumbledore's office. Harry pulls out the Pensieve, pours in... (full context)