Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by

J. K. Rowling

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The captain and Keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. A seventh-year, Wood has spent the last several years putting together a skilled and competent team and he desperately wants to win the Quidditch Cup during his final year at Hogwarts. He's obsessive about practicing and about Quidditch theory; he often finds Harry in the hallways and talks strategy to him. He's known for being overenthusiastic and intense, which makes him a prime target for Fred and George's good-natured teasing.
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Oliver Wood Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The timeline below shows where the character Oliver Wood appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Eight
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...the class to care for boring flobberworms. Fortunately, in October, Quidditch practice starts in earnest. Oliver Wood, the Gryffindor captain, holds a meeting one evening to tell the team that this... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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A few days before the first Quidditch match, Oliver tells the team that they won't play Slytherin as planned since Malfoy is still "injured."... (full context)
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...to mount their brooms and start flying. Harry is frozen within minutes. He lands when Oliver waves at him; Oliver tells him to get the Snitch soon. Hermione appears as though... (full context)
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...after. Diggory tried to demand a rematch when he realized Harry had fallen, but even Oliver agrees that Hufflepuff won fairly. Fred and George talk through Gryffindor's chances of winning the... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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...and Ron do nothing to try to make her come back. Right before term starts, Oliver finds Harry to ask about his progress on the dementors and on ordering a new... (full context)
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After the Quidditch match between Ravenclaw and Slytherin, Oliver increases practice to five days per week. This leaves Harry one night a week to... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...so he can ride the Firebolt. At the pitch, Madam Hooch inspects the broomstick until Oliver reminds her that they need to practice. Before they mount, Oliver says that the Ravenclaw... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...works on Buckbeak's appeal in his spare time, while Harry has Quidditch practice every evening. Oliver reminds Harry constantly that in the coming match against Slytherin, he can't catch the Snitch... (full context)