Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Mad-Eye Moody Character Analysis

A former Auror and present member of the Order of the Phoenix. Moody's work as an Auror left him scarred, short one leg and one eye, and extremely suspicious of everyone. He's known as "Mad-Eye" because after the loss of his eye, he began to wear a large blue eye that can spin a full 360 degrees and see through solid objects. Though Moody technically taught Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts last year, Harry meets Moody for the first time this year—last year, one of Voldemort's Death Eaters impersonated Moody for the entire year and kept the real Moody locked in a trunk.
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Mad-Eye Moody Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Mad-Eye Moody appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Three
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...starts to creep down the stairs. He sees almost a dozen people and hears Mad-Eye Moody tell him to put his wand away and come down. Harry is suspicious until he... (full context)
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Harry tries to ask about Voldemort, but Moody insists they can't discuss anything here. He pops out his magical eye, which he says... (full context)
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In the kitchen, Lupin seals an envelope to leave for the Dursleys. Moody puts a Disillusionment Charm on Harry, which makes his body like a chameleon, changing colors... (full context)
Chapter Four
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Moody silences Harry when Harry tries to ask what the Order of the Phoenix is. When... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...and then they all head downstairs to enjoy a party in Ron and Hermione's honor. Moody checks out the writing desk for Mrs. Weasley and confirms that it's a boggart inside.... (full context)
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...Dumbledore didn't make Harry a prefect, so he moodily heads back toward the table. There, Moody calls Harry to him while Mrs. Weasley goes upstairs to deal with the boggart. Moody... (full context)
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...incantation and the boggart turns into each Weasley family member and Harry in turn. Lupin, Moody, and Sirius arrive, and Lupin vanishes the boggart. He holds Mrs. Weasley as she sobs... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...hurt Ginny when they bewitched their trunks to fly down the stairs and, according to Moody, they can't leave since Sturgis Podmore is missing and Harry can't go without a complete... (full context)
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...without incident. Ron, Hermione, and the rest of the Weasleys arrive soon after. Lupin and Moody shake Harry's hand and tell him to be careful, especially about what he writes in... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...but he stays awake, as he's afraid he'll attack someone else in his sleep. Tonks, Moody, and the children's trunks arrive around lunchtime and after they change into Muggle clothes, they... (full context)
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Mrs. Weasley herds the children out and lets Tonks and Moody in, closing the door behind them. Fred and George find Extendable Ears and offer one... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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...in it with her back to him. As Harry lifts the cup, he thinks of Moody and only pretends to drink. Umbridge starts asking Harry about where Dumbledore and Sirius are.... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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...Cruciatus Curse on him. Harry moves to give the prophecy to Lucius, but Sirius, Lupin, Moody, Tonks, and Kingsley suddenly arrive and begin dueling the Death Eaters. Harry finds Neville and... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
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...Harry, and Hermione step through the barrier and find an unexpected welcoming committee composed of Moody, Tonks, Lupin, Mr. Weasley, Mrs. Weasley, Fred, and George. The group approaches Vernon and Petunia,... (full context)