The 25th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book is drawing closer, and Potterheads are getting ready to celebrate The Boy Who Lived with fanfare. Alongside Harry Potter, they were also introduced to the beloved Weasley siblings, who have been a major part of making Harry feel welcomed inside and outside Hogwarts.
Ron, Percy, Ginny, Fred, and George had spent considerable time with Harry at Hogwarts, and just like him, they were rarely up to any good. Being a large, boisterous family, the Weasleys had a lot of chaotic energy, and each child said and did things that were messy and sometimes entertaining. Still, some of them were a lot more anarchic than the others.
7 Bill Weasley
The eldest Weasley sibling, William, fondly known as Bill, was the least troublesome of the brood. He was the most heroic sibling of them all, but he liked to stay calm and composed, even in the face of peril. This could be because he was the eldest and had to set an example for his brothers and sister, who followed.
Even as Bill was attacked by Fenrir Greyback who left him disfigured for life, he stayed on track, married Fleur, and became a reliable pillar of strength for the Order and his folks.
6 Charlie Weasley
Also, one of the older Weasley offspring, Charlie had more chaotic energy than his brother Bill. He didn’t go looking for trouble, but chose to handle dragons as a profession, which was pretty gutsy and also hinted at a rebellious and mischievous spirit within.
Cheerful and likable, this Weasley sibling also didn’t hesitate to get his hands dirty with Ron and Harry, helping them rehabilitate an illegal dragon in the dead of the night. Charlie was clumsy and known to drop whole displays at Zonko’s Joke Shop and also fell while decorating the Great Hall. He was good friends with Hagrid, who was quite the tumultuous man himself.
5 Percy Weasley
For all of his foresight, planning, and goal-setting for the future, Percy made horrible decisions in his early adulthood. He chose a very flawed ministry over his parents and went about tooting its horn when it was clearly spreading propaganda and misinformation about Harry.
Percy didn’t know how to deal with the aftermath of his betrayal, so he went ahead and made things worse by skipping hospital visits to Arthur and Bill’s wedding. It took several years for the Head Boy to think straight and not cause chaos.
4 Ron Weasley
Incredibly awkward because of his hand-me-down robes and books, Ron initially tried not to take up space, but that wasn’t to be. His loud and funny personality was accepted and loved by all, but he created a lot of trouble through his time at Hogwarts. Even Draco Malfoy couldn’t keep up with Ron.
Driving a flying Ford Anglia, eating Love Potion-laced chocolate meant for Harry, getting poisoned, trying his luck with Fleur Delacour (his future sister-in-law), and leaving his friends when they were hunting Horcruxes were just some of the turbulent things that Ron did, which made him a chaotic member of the Weasley family.
3 Ginny Weasley
Just like Ron, Ginny found herself in some very unique and messy situations at Hogwarts, the most notable of which was her unfortunate term with Tom Riddle and the Chamber of Secrets. The most successful Weasley sibling managed to get a bunch of kids and adults petrified by setting the Basilisk free and almost lost her life after that.
Ginny was attracted to the one boy who had the most tumultuous years at Hogwarts — Harry. She clearly had a thing for trouble, and a Bat-Bogey Hex like no one else. Ginny was a little firecracker and could take on almost anyone she wanted to, as she had the experience of living with elder brothers her whole life.
2 George Weasley
The “holey” half of the legendary duo, George was slightly more peaceful than his late twin, Fred. A lot more diplomatic than Fred, he was good at smoothing things over and making the Weasley twins look a little less preposterous to the public.
George had mean Beater skills, which were a lot more vicious than his brother’s. He could really fling the Bludgers around, which made him a truly chaotic being who was formidable on the Quidditch field. The pranks and ideas that George came up with Fred were wild, and he wasn’t afraid to make a spectacle.
1 Fred Weasley
Despite being twins, Fred was a lot more rebellious and energetic than George. He was the one who came up with the most troubling ideas — using the Ageing Potion to get into the Triwizard Tournament, drove the flying Ford Anglia to Privet Drive, freed a salamander to give it a firework, and dropped a Ton-Tongue toffee around Dudley.
He was full of snarky remarks toward his siblings and wasn’t afraid to pull Ron’s leg about Scabbers, girls, or school. More outspoken and the creator of amazing bad ideas, Fred’s aura was the most chaotic of the lot. Fred did first and thought later.
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