Order of the Phoenix, Chapter Three

With this chapter we’re introduced to one of the more popular characters of the Harry Potter series: Nymphadora Tonks. When Order of the Phoenix first came out, though, there seemed to be something funny about her. Specifically, she doesn’t seem to serve much of a purpose. So the speculation began that she actually was written in to introduce us to a new means of magical concealment – the Metamorphmagus. We needed to watch out for this one, we thought! Surely it would come back in play down the road! Between this and Mark Evans, we were really onto something now; we had Rowling all figured out!

Of course, with J.K. Rowling, just when we think we’re on to something, she tends to promptly prove us wrong. And so it was that we never again met another Metamorphmagus, and Tonks’s special ability meant squat to the plot.

Oh well. At least it’s kind of fun that she can turn her hair different colors. ;)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, chapter three: ‘The Advance Guard’

~ by Josie on October 19, 2009.

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