Harry's uncle; a large, often purple, and always angry man. He adores his son, Dudley, and loathes Harry. He and his wife, Petunia, took in Harry after Harry was orphaned and they abused Harry in the hope that doing so would get rid of his magical powers. During the summer before Harry's third year at Hogwarts, Vernon shuts Harry's school supplies away and forbids to send notes to his friends. When his sister, Aunt Marge, comes to visit, Vernon tells her that Harry is attending a school for "incurably criminal boys" and agrees to sign Harry's Hogsmeade permission form if he behaves and plays along. He doesn't follow through as Harry loses his temper and accidentally inflates Marge like a balloon.
Uncle Vernon Quotes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban quotes below are all either spoken by Uncle Vernon or refer to Uncle Vernon. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban published in 2001.).
Chapter Two Quotes
Uncle Vernon Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The timeline below shows where the character Uncle Vernon appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...fourteenth-century witch hunts. As he works, he listens carefully for the Dursleys. Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and Dudley are Harry's only relatives, but they're non-magical people (muggles) and hate magic. They'd... (full context)
...Hedwig's cage away, Aunt Petunia yells for Harry to come downstairs. When they hear Uncle Vernon and Marge arrive, Harry opens the door. Marge, her bulldog Ripper tucked under her arm,... (full context)
...Dudley's "healthy" size and then calls Harry "runty." She insults Harry's parents and when Uncle Vernon says that James Potter was unemployed, Harry loses his temper. He tells her that his... (full context)