Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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Harry's Muggle uncle. He loves making Harry unhappy but because he hates having Harry around even more, he allows Harry to attend the Quidditch World Cup and leave his home early. He also lives in fear that Harry is going to tell Sirius that he's unhappy, as Harry shares that Sirius is an escaped convict but doesn't tell Vernon that Sirius is innocent. Vernon loses his temper when Mr. Weasley is late picking Harry up for the World Cup and destroys his living room, and when Dudley eats Fred's Ton-Tongue Toffee.
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Uncle Vernon Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Vernon appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two
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...hurt, Voldemort was close to him. He knows he can't tell his aunt and uncle, Vernon and Petunia, about this: they hate magic and are horrible to Harry. They only care... (full context)
Chapter Three
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...enough to accommodate him, so the school nurse recommended a diet consisting mostly of what Vernon calls "rabbit food." Petunia insists that the entire family follow the regime to make Dudley... (full context)
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Uncle Vernon seems just as testy about the grapefruit as Dudley does. As he picks up his... (full context)
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Harry and Vernon argue for a minute and then Harry notes that he's writing to Sirius. Vernon's purple... (full context)
Chapter Four
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The next day, Harry is ready to go by noon. Vernon and Petunia are uptight and irritable while Dudley skulks around fearfully. Nobody eats much at... (full context)
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...and blasts open the wall. Aunt Petunia shrieks as Mr. Weasley warmly approaches her and Vernon to shake hands. Fred and George run upstairs to get Harry's trunk as Mr. Weasley... (full context)
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...goodbye as he steps towards the fire, but Mr. Weasley stops Harry and incredulously calls Vernon out for not saying goodbye to Harry. (full context)
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...sees Dudley kneeling, gagging on his tongue, which is now a foot long. Petunia and Vernon fling themselves at Dudley and Mr. Weasley approaches with his wand to help, but Petunia... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...and Neville decide to open their own presents. Harry gives Dobby a pair of Uncle Vernon's old socks, which delights the elf. Ron throws Dobby another pair of socks and Mrs.... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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...in the station, Harry says goodbye to Ron, Hermione, and Mrs. Weasley and follows Uncle Vernon to the car. (full context)