We know that the wait is taking forever, but we are getting closer to have it with us. Hogwarts Legacy will be released on February 10 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and PC. A wait that will be somewhat lighter for Deluxe Edition owners, who will be able to play the Avalanche Studios videogame on February 7.
While the information we knew has been more than enough to sell us on the game (including the ability to swim and fly, as well as choose your Hogwarts house), the recent launch trailer has shown previously unpublished details, such as the existence of several characters who are related to others we’ve seen in the Harry Potter fiction. Want to know who all the ancestors of the Harry Potter characters are? Read on.
Matilda will be the Transformation teacher of our protagonist, as well as the deputy headmistress of Hogwarts. She belongs to the Gryffindor house, and is voiced by actress Lesley Nicol. Although not much is known about this character at the moment, just the last name should be enough for anyone reading these lines to do the sum.
If our inquiries are on the right track, we would be facing an ancestor of the Weasleys, the endearing family to which Ron Weasley, one of Harry Potter’s best friends, belongs. And, as confirmed in the books, wizarding families in the UK are very rare, and the Weasley is also considered one of the most prominent, to the point of being included in the list of the Sacred Twenty-Eight, a directory that compiled the British families of “pure blood”.
Phineas Nigellus Black
Phineas Nigellus has the “honor” of being the only recorded ancestor in the Harry Potter books and films. Considered by many to be “the least admired headmaster Hogwarts has ever had,” he made his appearance in the fifth book of the saga as a bridge of communication between Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore, when the young wizard stayed overnight in the bedroom of the Black house, inherited by Sirius Black.
The Hogwarts headmaster, played by actor Simon Pegg, belonged to the Slytherin house and is a fervent believer in the supremacy of pure magical blood, characteristics shared by practically all members of the Black family. Phineas Nigellus is also the ancestor of characters such as Draco Malfoy and Nymphadora Tonks, whose mothers belong to this family.
If the surname sends shivers down your spine, it’s perfectly normal. Ominis is a Hogwarts student who belongs to the pureblood Gaunt family. Not only is Ominis a Slytherin, but he is directly descended from Salazar Slytherin himself, the founder of Hogwarts house and also known for his strange gift of being able to speak with snakes: the Parseltongue.
Therefore, Ominis would be the ancestor of Tom Marvolo Riddle, who would be recognized throughout the magical world under two pseudonyms: Lord Voldemort and he-who-cannot-be-named. He is also the ancestor of the family of the dreaded dark wizard: Marvolo Gaunt, Morfin Gaunt and Merope Gaunt, Voldemort’s mother.
Perhaps one of the most unfamiliar surnames to most Harry Potter fans. Victor, who once belonged to Slytherin house, is the leader of a group of dark wizards who in the events of Hogwarts Legacy allies with the goblin Ranrok in order to carry out a rebellion of the goblins against the magical world.
He is the ancestor of Augustus Rookwood, one of the Death Eaters imprisoned in Azkaban Prison for his loyalty to Lord Voldemort. When the Dementors caused the mass escape of prisoners from the magical prison in 1996, he escaped with his fellow Death Eaters, and reappeared in some of the most important battles of the Harry Potter saga, such as the Battle of the Department of Mysteries or the Battle of Hogwarts.