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.
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.
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)