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Ernie Macmillian : "Hannah, he's a Parselmouth. Everyone knows that's the mark of a dark wizard. Have you ever heard of a decent one who can talk to snakes? They called Slytherin himself "Serpent Tongue"."
Hannah : "Harry always seemed so nice, though. And after all, he is the one who made You-Know-Who disappear..."
- Hannah and Ernie Macmillian in 1992.
Hannah Longbottom (nee Abbott) was a Half-Blood witch, who was born in 1980, who was in the same year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Harry Potter. She attended from 1991 to 1996, then again from 1997 to possibly 1999. She was Sorted into Hufflepuff in 1991. She later became both a Prefect and a member of Dumbledore's Army. In 1996, Hannah was pulled out of school after he found out that her mother, Mrs.Abbott, was murdered by Lord Voldemort. She returned however the following year, and again was a member of the D.A, and she fought at the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998. She survived the battle. Sometime after the war, Hannah married Neville Longbottom. Hannah became the landlady of the Leaky Cauldron, and they both lived in the flat above.
Blood Status: Half-Blood
Maritial Status: Married
Title (s) : Prefect
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Brown
Skin Colour: Light
- Mrs.Abbott (Mother - Deceased)
- Neville Longbottom (Husband)
- Abbott (Distant relative - Deceased)
- Giffard Abbott (possible relation)
- Frank Longbottom (Father-in-law)
- Alice Longbottom (Mother-in-law)
- Longbottom Family (In-laws)
Occupation: Landlady of the Leaky Cauldron (After 1998 - ?)
- Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
- Dumbledore's Army
- Longbottom Family
- Abbott Family
- Leaky Cauldron
Education at HogwartsEdit
First yearMcGonagall: "When I call your name, you will put on the hat and sit on the stool to be Sorted, Abbott, Hannah!"
Sorting Hat: "HUFFLEPUFF!"
- Hannah Abbott being Sorted into Hufflepuff in 1991.
Hannah Abbott was born into a family with wizarding ancestors and was a Half-Blood. Hannah began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on September 1st, 1991, along with the famous Harry Potter. Since Hannah's surname, Abbott, was the first alphabetically, she was the first new student of those to arrive at Hogwarts to be Sorted into her house during the Welcoming Feast, being placed into Hufflepuff, along with other new students Ernie Macmillian, Susan Bones, Justin Finch-fletchley and Zacharias Smith. She shared a Dormitory with Megan Jones, Leanne, Susan Bones and another girl.
Ernie: "Hannah, he's a Parselmouth. Everyone knows that's the mark of a dark wizard. Have you every heard of a decent one who can talk to snakes? They called Slytherin himself "Serpent Tongue"."
Hannah: "Harry always seemed so nice though, and after all he is the one who made You-Know-Who disappear."
Ernie: "That's probably why You-Know-Who wanted to kill him in the first place!"
- Ernie sharing his view on Harry Potter with Hannah.In 1992, Hannah's second year, when the Chamber of Secrets had been reopened, Hannah was one of the many students who believed that Harry Potter was the Heir of Slytherin after it became known that he was a Parcelmouth. She was initially sceptical, saying that Harry "always seemed so nice", but was eventually convinced by her friend Ernie Macmillian that Harry was the one that had attacked Muggle-Born students around Hogwarts, including her housemate and friend Justin Finch-Fletchley, which didn't go well with Hannah, unsettling her. When Hermione was attacked by the Basilisk, Ernie and Hannah apologised, knowing Harry would never harm her.
Hannah Abbott was not one of the students to have been attacked by the Basilisk due to her being a Half-Blood.
Third year.EditIn her third year, when news got out that Sirius Black (who was classmate Harry Potter's Godfather) had escaped from Azkaban, Hannah held the belief that Black could transform himself into a flowering shrub to avoid detection, and would tell this theory to anyone who would listen. She ended up making a spectacle of herself and earned herself some spectic looks, and even though her theory of transforming into a shrub was incorrect, Sirius Black did in fact use a transformation to avoid detection and escape Azkaban. However, this transformation was in the form of a dog. Hannah's belief Sirius Black could transform into a flowering shrub was likely to origin from her like of the class Herbology and influence from Professor of Herbology, Pomona Sprout, who was her Head of House.
Fourth year.Edit"Hey, listen, about the badges, I've asked them not to wear them." - Cedric Diggory to Harry regarding Hufflepuffs wearing "POTTER STINKS" Badges.
During Hannah's fourth year, Hogwarts held the Triwizard Tournament. Fellow Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory was one of the Triwizard Finalists, and Hannah fully supported him during the tournament's tasks. She also was often seen hanging around with him; despite their age difference, the two seemed to be good friends. Hannah was one of the many Hufflepuffs who had ill wishes for Harry when he became the second Hogwarts Champion during the Triwizard Tournament and she showed only support for her friend Cedric.This is because Hufflepuff never recieved much attention, and she, along with many others, felt Harry was taking the glory away from Diggory, whom both she and friend Ernie Macmillian decided to support throughout the tournament. Also this year, new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Alastor Moody would teach the fourth years the Unforgivable Curses, one of which was the Cruciatus Curse and he demonstrated this with Neville Longbottom, whilst doing so Hannah and Hermione Granger expressed discomfort and concern whilst watching Neville be tortured in the mind. Again, like her second year, Hannah spent a lot of her free time revising in the Great Hall with Ernie Macmillian, presumably for her O.W.L.'s which were coming up the following year. To show her support, she wore a Support Cedric Diggory - the Real Hogwarts Champion! that was able to change to read POTTER STINKS. Later during this year, her fears had come true and Cedric Diggory was murdered by Lord Voldemort, Harry had won the Triwizard Tournament, but this did not bother Hannah as Cedric had been killed and who won was irrelevant. Hannah not was presumably among st the students that believed Harry Potter's claims that Lord Voldemort had indeed returned, and that the Second Wizarding War had really broken out.
Hannah: "I - I need to think. To remember! Oh, I'm never going to finish my revision!"
Hermione: "Well, we can help you with one subject - we're having our first Defence Against the Dark Arts meeting."
Hannah: "M-meeting? But Umbridge has banned clubs. She'll see us going there! I'll fail my O.W.L.s! I'll be expelled! We'll all be expelled!
- Hannah and Hermione in their fifth year.In 1995, Hannah was made a Prefect for Hufflepuff house, along with Ernie Macmillian. Shortly after the beginning of term, it became apparent that Dolores Umbridge was not going to be teaching practial means of Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Hannah decided to join Dumbledore's Army, a secret Defence Against the Dark Arts group started by Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. She was also one of the minority who believed that Lord Voldemort was back, likely due to the fact that Cedric Diggory, of her house was claimed by Harry Potter to have been murdered by him in the previous year. However, prior to the first meeting of the D.A, she was worried about about getting caught by Umbridge and getting into trouble. Harry found a secret passage from the Dungeons leading to the seventh floor that allowed Hannah to get to the Room of Requirement unseen.
The pressure of studying for her O.W.L.s had definitely got to Hannah, and she broke down crying excessively during a Herbology class after claiming to be too stupid to take her exams. She was later then taken to the Hospital Wing, where Madam Pomfrey treated her with a Calming Draught. Despite being treated Hannah still managed to let pressure get the better of her and during the Transfiguration practical exam, she accidentally multiplied a ferret into a flock of flamingos. Hannah made it through the rest of her exams and come the end of the year Hannah was one of the members of Dumbledore's Army who aided Harry when Draco Malfoy, Gregory Goyle and Vincent Crabbe attacked him at the end of their fifth year, which she proved her loyalty and friendship still to Dumbledore's Army, even after its initial purpose had dissolved,
Hannah returned to Hogwarts to take her sixth year at Hogwarts in 1996. Early on during her sixth year of education Hannah was told during a Herbology lesson that her mother, Mrs.Abbott, had been killed earlier in the day, presumably by Death Eaters. As a result of this, Hannah was subsequently pulled out of Hogwarts and did not return for the rest of the year. She was not in education at Hogwarts for the time of Headmaster Albus Dumbledore's demise at the hands of Severus Snape. It is possible as a result of missing her sixth year, Hannah would need to retake a year.
"We're his Army, Dumbledore's Army. We were all in it together, we're been keeping it going."
- Neville to Harry, Ron and Hermione upon their return to Hogwarts.Hannah was required to return to Hogwarts in 1997, as Lord Voldemort had taken over the Ministry of Magic and attendance to Hogwarts had become mandatory for all Pure or Half-Blood students; Muggle-Borns had to go through a Muggle-Born Registration Commission before being admitted access to Hogwarts. It is more than likely as Hannah had missed her previous year of education she would be made to resit the year making her technically a sixth year student once again. Whilst back at Hogwarts Hannah became a member of the revised Dumbledore's Army now acting under the leadership of Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood and Ginny Weasley in the absence of Harry, Ron and Hermione. United once again Dumbledore's Army continued to train students in battle and defence and the group ran riot over Hogwarts making life for acting Headmaster Severus Snape and Death Eaters Amycus Carrow and Alecto Carrow difficult. Hannah and Neville are likely to have gotten closer in 1997.
Battle of Hogwarts.Edit
"Harry cast more Shield Charms, and Voldemort's would-be victims, Seamus Finnigan and Hannah Abbott, darted passed him into the Great Hall where they joined the fight already florishing inside it."
- Hannah escapes death in the battle.When Harry Potter returned to Hogwarts in 1998, Hannah stayed at Hogwarts and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, fighting against Death Eaters and Voldemort at the end of the school year. Initially, she was part of the group of students led by Fred and George Weasley who were charged with defending the secret passages into Hogwarts from invading Death Eaters. Later on in what is known as the second stage of the battle and fighting resumed and Harry saved her and Seamus Finnigan with a Shield Charm when Lord Voldemort sent a curse their way. Hannah stood witness to the final demise of Voldemort and survived the battle.
Having missed a year in education, it is likely that like Hermione Granger, Hannah would resit the same year and graduate together in 1999. Sometime after the Second Wizarding War, Hannah married her former classmate and leader of the student rebellion, Neville Longbottom. She became the new landlady of the Leaky Cauldron, replacing Tom, and the couple lived together above the pub. Neville's students considered the fact that they lived above the pub "cool". It is unknown if they had any children.
Hannah was described as a pink-faced girl with blonde hair. In her younger years, she usually wore her hair in pigtails. She was fairly pretty.
Personality and Traits.EditHannah appeared to have a naive streak, since she was easily convinced by Ernie that Harry might be the Heir of Slytherin despite always considering him to be nice. She also believed that Sirius Black could turn into a flowering shrub (although, given that he was, in fact, an Animagus, the belief wasn't too far from the truth).
Hannah was easily flustered, and appeared to lack self-confidence, as was evidenced by her breakdown in Herbology and her claims of being stupid. It seemed that, when under pressure, she was prone to making mistakes. Despite this, Hannah was a loyal friend, and showed her bravery firstly by joining Dumbledore's Army, and then fighting in the defence of Hogwarts.
Magicial skills and abilities.Edit
- Defence Against the Dark Arts: Hannah joined Dumbledore's Army in her fifth year and learned some defensive spells. She took N.E.W.T. classes and survived the Battle of Hogwarts.
- Herbologist: Hannah was apparently a skilled Herbologist, as was her husband, Neville, given the fact she attended N.E.W.T Herbology classes.
Ernie MacmillianEditHannah and Ernie Macmillian were close friends during their time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, both having been Sorted into the house of Hufflepuff during their first year. During their second year, they both discussed the possibility of Harry being the Heir of Slytherin after the Chamber of Secrets had been declared open, Hannah had her doubts as she thought Harry was nice, but Ernie easily was able to influence her opinion otherwise.
Both Hannah and Ernie shared the hobby of collecting Chocolate Frog Cards. They also both supported Cedric Diggory as the school champion during the Triwizard Tournament, as many Hufflepuffs did, and both shared ill wishes against Harry Potter, the other champion. In 1995, they both became the Hufflepuff Prefects and joined Dumbledore's Army. Unlike Hannah, Ernie was able to keep his cool during his O.W.L.s.
Following the Second Wizarding War, Hannah and Neville became closer and eventually married. Neville became the new Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts, taking over from Professor Sprout, whilst Hannah became the new landlady of the Leaky Cauldron, taking over from Tom. The couple lived together above the pub, a fact that Neville's students thought was "cool".
- "Hannah" is from the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) which meant "favour" or "grace". Hannah was the mother of the prophet Samuel in the Old Testament. As an English name, Hannah was not regularly used until after the Protestment Reformation.
- "Abbott" is a Middle English surname. An Abbott was the church position after the pope, arch-bishops and bishops in the church hierarchy in the middle ages. The Ancestors of people with the surname Abbott probably were Abbotts or Abbsesses in middle ages times (900-1300 CE)
Behind the scenes.Edit
- Hannah Abbott was portrayed by Charlotte Skeoch in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as well as doing the voice for Hannah in the game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Hannah was portrayed by Louisa Warren in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two.
- From early production notes viewed in the television special, Harry Potter and Me, Hannah was supposed to be a Muggle-Born witch. However, J.K. Rowling stated in an interview that she had always considered Hannah to be a Pure-Blood. To compromise, she was offically made a Half-Blood.
- During the O.W.L.s in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hannah Abbott was doing her Transfiguration practical at the same time as Harry Potter. This is odd, as the examinations are done by surname, meaning that Hannah should have finished a while ago.
- Harry Potter and Hermione Granger saw the grave of someone named "Abbott" when they visited Godric's Hollow in 1997. This may have been the grave of a relative of Hannah's, perhaps indicating that her family, like the Potter's, came from Godric's Hollow.
- Hannah Abbott was the first Hufflepuff introduced in the series. She is also the only Hufflepuff in Harry's year to appear in all seven books.
- In the credits of the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, she is mistakenly listed as "Hannah Hufflepuff".
- In the Sorting scene in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hermione Granger gets called up first instead of Hannah Abbott.
- It is interesting to note that an Alice Abbott was accused of witchcraft during the Northhamptonshire witch trials in 1612.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book - First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Video Game - Appears on a Collectible Card)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Film - Name appears on parchment)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Video Game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Video Game - Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (Video Game - Mentioned only)
- Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Notes and referencesEdit
During gameplay, some students will say "I wonder if Hannah will be back next year?" when you walk past them.