One of Ron's older brothers. Percy has always loved rules and being successful, and so he feels very important when he gets a job working for Mr. Crouch at the Ministry of Magic after Hogwarts. He takes his job very seriously and though he says some things that can be construed as dry jokes, he's a mostly humorless individual. He shows that he prioritizes his job over family when, following an article criticizing how Mr. Weasley dealt with the mayhem at the Quidditch World Cup, Percy suggests that Mr. Weasley made a mistake in speaking at all. As Harry, Ron, and Hermione learn more about Percy's boss, Mr. Crouch, Ron begins to see troubling similarities between the two and believes that Percy would prioritize rules over compassion for his family if forced to do so. However, Percy's obvious fear and concern during the second task, when Ron was underwater, suggests that Ron may be incorrect about this. When Mr. Crouch "falls ill," promotes Percy, and stops coming to work, Percy initially sees it as a reflection on his own competence. The responsibility begins to wear on him, however, especially as others begin to question whether or not Mr. Crouch is actually the one sending Percy instructions.
Percy Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The timeline below shows where the character Percy Weasley appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...to check to make sure that his Muggle outfit is appropriate, while Fred grumbles about Percy, Bill, and Charlie getting to Apparate to the match. Harry learns that wizards must pass... (full context)
...Harry and Hermione about all the Ministry people passing by. Just after Bill, Charlie, and Percy arrive around lunchtime, Ludo Bagman stops by and happily says that everything is going well.... (full context)
...Crouch arrives. He's dressed in a crisp suit and looks highly polished; Harry thinks that Percy's idolization makes sense. Mr. Crouch impatiently says that the Bulgarians want them to add seats... (full context)
...out what happened with Winky, which sparks an argument on house-elf welfare between Hermione and Percy. Mrs. Weasley breaks it up by sending everyone upstairs to pack. Harry worries out loud... (full context)
...Parvati just as Krum approaches with butterbeers, looking for Hermione. Ron sends him away as Percy arrives, thrilled that Ron is making friends with Krum--he says the point of the Tournament... (full context)
...spends the day walking around the school with Mrs. Weasley and Bill and learns that Percy isn't doing well, as people suspect that Mr. Crouch isn't writing the instructions he's sending.... (full context)