Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Nymphadora Tonks Character Analysis

A young Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix who goes by her surname. She's a Metamorphmagus, which means that she can change her appearance at will. Though this helped her when she took the tests to qualify as an Auror, she's extremely clumsy and so barely passed the tests in stealth and tracking. She constantly knocks things over at number twelve, Grimmauld Place, and often wakes up Mrs. Black's portrait. She's a distant cousin of Sirius's, but Mrs. Black burned Tonks's mother off of the family tree because she married a Muggle. Despite her clumsiness, Tonks is a skilled fighter.
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Nymphadora Tonks Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Nymphadora Tonks 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
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
...of water. Moody tosses his eye in, makes it spin, and sends a witch named Tonks to help Harry pack. As Harry throws things in his trunk, Tonks decides she doesn't... (full context)
Chapter Four
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...Fred and George try to lower an Extendable Ear, but the group moves away. After Tonks and Lupin lock the door behind everyone, Tonks knocks over an umbrella stand and velvet... (full context)
Chapter Six
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...a plate of sandwiches, but Harry stays with Sirius at the tapestry. Sirius remarks that Tonks isn't on the family tree anymore, either, as her mother married a Muggle. Tonks's aunts... (full context)
Chapter Nine
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...checks out the writing desk for Mrs. Weasley and confirms that it's a boggart inside. Tonks and Sirius say that they weren't made prefects, but Lupin was. They say that James... (full context)
Chapter Ten
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...tells Sirius that he can come with them. Mrs. Weasley leads Harry out to meet Tonks, who's dressed as an old lady. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...bed, 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,... (full context)
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
Mrs. Weasley herds the children out and lets Tonks and Moody in, closing the door behind them. Fred and George find Extendable Ears and... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...Sirius, Mrs. Weasley, and Mr. Weasley wave the children out the door with Lupin and Tonks and Lupin summons the Knight Bus. Harry, Ron, and Hermione sit on the top level... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...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 they... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...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, who... (full context)