When Ron looked revolted at his ostentatious peacock quill, Lockhart thought Ron was admiring it.  He was never an unskilled wizard, just a lazy one who increasingly directed his talents to insincere shortcuts and cowardly dodges; his gifts wasted away, as the only spell he focused on was the Memory Charm. ... June or that Lockhart squander the efforts of our house." Gilderoy Lockhart. , Because of his growing hatred for Lockhart, Harry would use Lockhart's ignorance against him with pleasure, by requesting him to sign a permission slip for a library book in the Restricted Section that no other teachers would so easily do, and then have Lockhart return to class prematurely so Harry and Ron can sneak off from all security measures set. , Prior to his tenure as Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1992–1993 school year, he received many prestigious awards, such as Order of Merlin, Third Class; Honorary Member of the Dark Force Defence League; and five-time winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award. AuthorProfessor of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts (1992-1993) After losing the duel, Lockhart still didn't want to leave, so Jacob's sibling transfigured a Gobstone into a Skunk, which sprayed Lockhart, forcing him to leave. This implies that they too despised him and had no desire to spend time with him, or that they were even unaware of his unfortunate predicament, or had simply cut all contacts with him before. Even after the location of the Chamber's entrance was discovered, he was willing to leave Ginny Weasley to die, attempting to modify Harry and Ron's memories to cover himself.. James complained.The next day, however, Harry barely grinned once. Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World, Valentine's Day and the Chamber of Secrets, (Appears on a portrait and Chocolate Frog Card), Lockhart wears Ravenclaw Quidditch robes in a, Lockhart is a character in the "Downloadable Character Pack". Even his mother who overly doted him did not visit, suggesting she was either deceased or came to hate him for his vain and annoying antics. After losing his memory, however, Lockhart became a much more humble and happier person, even if he did not particularly know it. Gilderoy Lockhart, a celebrity wizard, was Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts professor in Chamber of Secrets. Somehow, Lockhart had not appreciated that he would be in a whole school full of witches and wizards, many of them more accomplished than himself. Invalid login. ", showing his complete lack of awareness and smug nonchalance. , During the event, Gilderoy Lockhart interviewed the students. For instance, after Ginny Weasley was taken into the Chamber, he walked into the Hogwarts staffroom and simply told the other present Professors "So sorry — dozed off — what have I missed? Increasingly, he directed his talents towards short cuts and dodges. Lockhart is ambitious, but he isn’t ambitious for power. He happened to have known two of the wizards for whose life’s work Gilderoy Lockhart had taken credit, and was one of the only people in the world who thought he knew what Lockhart was up to. 26 January, 1964 He was known for wearing flamboyant, flashy and incredibly extravagant robes in a wide assortment of colours. Even in his time as a student, his antics of garnering attention caused huge amounts of trouble that earned him scorn and loathing instead of the popularity and praise he desired. In Lockhart’s own mind he was already a fully-fledged hero and genius, and it was a most unwelcome shock to discover that his name was unknown, his talents were unexceptional and that nobody was particularly impressed by his naturally wavy hair. If he was not first and best, he would rather not participate at all. , Gilderoy is an Irish and Scottish name that refers back to Gilroy, which means "son of the red-haired servant", or "son of the king's servant.". Voyages with Vampires 8. Kenneth Branagh played Gilderoy Lockhart. Affiliation She also took pity on him for the fact that nobody visited him, not even any of his family members. xlvii. His squandering of his own talents and refusal to take his studies seriously also earned him the scorn of his teachers, when they once hoped that if he had worked hard, he might have made something positive of his gifts. He is one of the first Slytherin characters to defy the house's stereotype and being portrayed in a somewhat positive light: while he is self-serving and not above bending rules, he lacks the near-amorality and underhandedness that had, until that point, been a hallmark of the house. Although nine of them were supposed to be about eradicating dark forces, they were in fact just recollections of his experiences (of which he stole from other people) and his personal profiles, somewhat an extension of his autobiography, and contained a good deal of invented details as opposed to pure facts. , During Valentine's Day, Lockhart, wearing lurid pink robes, completely redecorated the Great Hall with pink flowers and raining heart-shaped confetti as a morale-booster to cheer up the mood against the Chamber of Secrets incident, much to the distaste of Ron Weasley and the teachers. Professor Gilderoy Lockhart (b. He also decorated the office with copies of his publications. Overall, Harry observed Lockhart had not changed much and voiced this opinion, making Ginny giggle. He was a voracious self-promoter and claimed to have done many great deeds, though in actuality he was a fraud and merely took credit for other wizards and witches' accomplishments and whose claims about himself were for the most part nothing but conceit, self-praise, and vanity and whose claims about other things were idle speculations, gross exaggerations, and pure sensationalism; he went as far as to claim his winning of the Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award five times in a row was more impressive than Harry Potter defeating Lord Voldemort..  Following the disastrous episode in which he released "freshly caught" Cornish pixies in class, Lockhart staged dramatic readings from his books and often chose Harry to participate in re-enactments, much to Harry's aggravation.  They remained ignorant of Lockhart's true colours, even when he revealed them little by little throughout his terrible performances. Interestingly, "Gilderoy" is similar to the term "gilded", which means both to cover something in a thin layer of gold to appear valuable and golden (when in reality it isn't), and "wealthy and privileged", both of which apply well to Gilderoy's character. His abilities eventually deteriorated nearly beyond the point of recovery, which went past that point when he was struck with his own backfiring Memory Charm. For the chapter, see Gilderoy Lockhart Gilderoy Lockhart is the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher in Harry Potter's second year at Hogwarts.  They were charmed by his looks and impressive claims but neglected to notice other dimensions of his personality, like his narcissism and general incompetence. ♂️ Comment with your answer and colour house to earn more points!! For the majority of the year, Lockhart kept hounding on Harry, trying to use him to boost his own fame, much to Harry's humiliation and irritation. Lockhart made it look as though Harry was trying to use his fame of defeating Lord Voldemort to make a name in the wizarding world, that the Flying Ford Anglia he rode on to school was a publicity stunt, and that he was enjoying his companionship with Lockhart and ignored much of Harry's attempted contradictions to these ridiculous hypotheses. Gilderoy knew it was now his turn to be sorted, he crossed his fingers hoping to be sorted in Slytherin as he sat down in the chair. Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, Order of Merlin, Third Class, (b. When word of his supposed accomplishments of Defence Against the Dark Arts have reached his former educators' and, in Snape's case, peers ears, they began to think they had misjudged him due to his seeming resilience and bravery, unaware he was a mere charlatan who stole the credit of accomplishments made by true heroes. Sign in . At some point, he talked about his plan on the Grand Staircase, where it was heard by the portrait of Sir Cadogan. Many of his ex-teachers began to feel that they might have misjudged him because he was demonstrating both bravery and resilience in ridding various far-flung places of dangerous, dark creatures. Lockhart did, however, share Voldemort's trait of wanting to be special, as he was upset to find he was not the only wizard in the world. Non-corporeal  Their first lesson was enough to make Harry realise that Lockhart was an incompetent fool who had no idea what he was doing, he would spend much of the school year avoiding Lockhart to the best of his power, and practically begged Professor McGonagall to allow him an alternate detention when he was assigned to help Lockhart answer his fan-mails, which Lockhart thought was a treat, when Harry thought otherwise. The name Lockhart, well, I know it’s quite a well-known Scottish surname…. ©Marvel Pepper Potts ©Marvel Nebula. Blissfully ignorant of his own fraudulence, or of anything else, for that matter, Lockhart's many crimes were never actually revealed to the public, presumably because his former employer, Professor Dumbledore, felt that Lockhart had already got what he deserved and decided against making his fate any worse by exposing him to the wizarding world and see him treated with contempt for the rest of his life for wrongdoings he had no idea he had even committed. Progressive House; Psy-Trance; Reggae / Dancehall / Dub; Tech House; Techno (Peak Time / Driving) Techno (Raw / Deep / Hypnotic) Trance; Trap / Hip-Hop / R&B; Tracks; Releases; Charts; Beatportal; Loopcloud; Login. Already have an account? Even if he fell short of his ambitions that he would freely share with anyone who bothered listening (he told them that he would succeed in creating the Philosopher's Stone before leaving school and that he intended to captain England’s Quidditch team to World Cup glory, before knuckling down to becoming Britain’s youngest Minister for Magic). CHAPTER SIX GILDEROY LOCKHART The next day, however, Harry barely grinned once.  Many male students, such as Ron Weasley, saw immediately that Lockhart was an annoying and incompetent fool whose reason for doing so poorly was because he had no idea what he was doing, and gave him very little respect outside of his presence. He had regained his memory to the extent that he could write in cursive ("with joined-up letters"), and still enjoyed signing autographs. This sole focus on Memory Charms would deteriorate his abilities nearly beyond repair, which spelled the end of Lockhart's fame when Lockhart became a Hogwarts Professor. Many staff were baffled as to the reason that Albus Dumbledore chose to invite Gilderoy Lockhart back to Hogwarts as Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Even those who showed no outright sympathy either for or against Lockhart, such as the Slytherins, appeared to have no respect for and could easily enjoy and mock him behind his back, as Draco Malfoy mocked Harry for being dragged into the spotlight by the professor, and along with the other Slytherins cheered when Snape effortlessly grounded Lockhart at the Duelling Club with the Disarming Charm. He even claimed that he knew Rubeus Hagrid was guilty all along when the Minister for Magic arrested the gamekeeper, even though it was only done as a precaution. Gilderoy Lockhart was a very problematic professor. , Dumbledore slyly hinted that Harry Potter was a second-year student at the school, and being a teacher to the "famous Harry" would propel Lockhart's fame into the stratosphere. Male When Lockhart had erased the memories of two wizards Dumbledore knew personally, Dumbledore, having never been fooled by Lockhart's tall tales and always being suspicious of how Lockhart came to fame due to knowing just what kind of a person Lockhart was, easily deduced the truth behind Lockhart's fame and saw through his charade and decided to track him down and make him pay for his crimes. It is also notable that unlike all the other professors, Dumbledore was always civil and cordial to Lockhart despite knowing of his crimes, further implying while Dumbledore decided to expose Lockhart, he bore no personal animosity to him and only did so to protect more heroes from being denied their rights to be acknowledged for their deeds. Gilderoy Lockhart was born on 26 January, 1964 to a pure-blood witch and a Muggle man; he had two older sisters, neither of whom was magical. His ignorance, arrogance, and self-serving nature ultimately led to his downfall when he attempted to use Ron's damaged wand to perform the complex Memory Charm despite seeing the backfires it has caused over the year (mainly in the Duelling Club), evidently forgetting the dangers of attempting such a feat (or that the wand was even damaged). He was spoiled by his mother in his childhood, leading to him becoming extremely vain. He is very well known especially with his books that he tells the heroic stories of … They tend to be things I’ve collected or stumbled across in general reading. Even Rubeus Hagrid, the Gamekeeper, who usually refrained from criticising teachers, showed public disdain for Lockhart. He asserted that Hogwarts was safe from the monster of Slytherin after Hagrid was arrested, claiming extra security was no longer necessary, and though proven wrong almost immediately, Lockhart stubbornly refused to retract his earlier claims, and continued to complain about how the extra security was tiring him out. Gilderoy Lockhart's house - So Gilderoy Lockhart was the only child in his family who showed any magical ability, so he was very proud of himself in going off to Hogwarts and he was sorted into Ravenclaw House. I'm Gilderoy Lockhart, Order of Merlin third class and five-time winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile. The snake was subsequently successfully vanished by Snape immediately afterwards. By subtly suggesting that teaching Harry Potter would set the seal on Lockhart’s fame, Dumbledore had set a lure that Lockhart could not resist. After the pixie chaos, Lockhart did not bring any more live creatures into class, but instead read from his books and re-enacted several portions of his "achievements," sometimes dragging Harry to help him with it. IF MARVEL CHARACTERS WERE SORTED INTO HARRY POTTER HOUSES: ... Plus, as we saw in Harry Potter, not all bad people are Slytherin. Snape looked as though he was prepared to kill Lockhart during the Duelling Club, as Harry described, and something even Lockhart eventually saw when he looked at Snape's expression. He and his mother forgot, in their excitement, that Hogwarts was a school for all British and Irish wizards, and thus hi… Patronus Ironically, Lockhart lost all of his memory on 29 May, 1993 due to a backfired Memory Charm cast by Ron Weasley's damaged wand. He sent himself eight hundred Valentine’s cards one year, which caused such a pile-up of owls in the Great Hall that breakfast had to be abandoned (far too many feathers and droppings in the porridge). Ron's disgust deepened over the year, when Lockhart's continuous ineptitude annoyed him repeatedly, going as far as wanting to drop out of Lockhart's class because of it, feeling very revolted (alongside the rest of the staff) with Lockhart's over-decorative "morale booster" on Valentine's day, sickened by Lockhart's overly lavish peacock quill (something Lockhart completely misinterpreted as admiration), and reached a critical level when Lockhart attempted to flee while allowing Ron's sister to die in the Chamber of Secrets; when they finally discovered where the fabled Chamber was, and that Lockhart inadvertently admitted himself as a fraud, Ron demanded that Lockhart go first into the Chamber as a test subject. Half-blood Gilderoy Lockhart (2. Occupation "Why does he get his own chapter?" Lockhart's notable fans, such as Gladys Gudgeon and Veronica Smethley, regularly wrote him adoring fan mail. 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