Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Xenophilius Lovegood Character Analysis

Luna Lovegood's father and the editor of The Quibbler, which formerly was a laughable magazine that ran articles about beasts that don't exist, but has become the only reliable source for information about Voldemort. He's tall and has long blond hair. Xenophilius attends Bill and Fleur's wedding wearing a mysterious symbol on his robes, and later the trio seeks him out for information on the symbol. Though he tells them the truth—that the symbol is the symbol for the Deathly Hallows—he also switched sides after the Death Eaters kidnapped Luna. Like Luna, Xenophilius believes fully in creatures that don't exist and ignores Hermione's warning that the "Crumple-Horned Snorkack" horn in his home is actually a dangerous Erumpent horn.
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Xenophilius Lovegood Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Xenophilius 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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...notices again 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... (full context)
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...Luna gets up to dance, Krum takes her seat. He scowls, wants to know who Xenophilius is, and looks even less pleased when Ron drags Hermione to dance. Krum growls at... (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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...attempts to tune it until Hermione gets up and announces that she wants to visit Xenophilius Lovegood. She shoves Dumbledore's biography at Harry and shows him a copy of Dumbledore's letter,... (full context)
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...the Lovegoods' house on the top of a hill. Hermione knocks on the door and Xenophilius answers quickly. He's in a stained nightshirt and looks scared and unkempt, but he agrees... (full context)
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Hermione points to a horn mounted on the wall in shock. Xenophilius insists it's from a Crumple-Horned Snorkack, but Hermione cries that it's an explosive Erumpent horn.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione have no idea what "the Deathly Hallows" means. Xenophilius says that the symbol isn't Dark, and asks if they're familiar with "The Tale of... (full context)
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...time and gives the cloak to his son before following Death to his own death. Xenophilius picks up a quill and draws the Deathly Hallows—the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and... (full context)
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...the Hallows. She says she saw the symbol on a grave in Godric's Hollow, and Xenophilius says that the Peverell brothers were the original owners of the Hallows. He invites the... (full context)
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Xenophilius returns with four soup bowls and won't answer Harry when he asks where Luna is.... (full context)
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...quietly dig Ron out. Hermione makes Ron put on the Cloak and when they see Xenophilius's face, she shoots a Memory charm at him, blasts them through the floor so they... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...get in trouble. They set up the tent and, over tea, Hermione laments that visiting Xenophilius was a waste of time. Ron thinks that Xenophilius was telling them what he believes... (full context)
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...are good. Ron notes that Lupin is living with Tonks again as Lupin says that Xenophilius Lovegood is in Azkaban and Hagrid is on the run. Then, either Fred or George... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...as he leads Ollivander away. Bill returns not long after, and Luna pipes up that Xenophilius is making a crown modeled off of the lost diadem of Ravenclaw. She's interrupted when... (full context)