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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Author J. K. Rowling
Illustrators Jason Cockcroft (UK)
Mary GrandPré (US)
Genre Fantasy
Publishers Bloomsbury (UK)
Scholastic (US)
Raincoast (Canada)
Released 21 June 2003
Book no. Five
Sales 210 million[citation needed] (Worldwide)
Story timeline 2 August 1995–June 17,1996
Chapters 38
Pages 766 (UK)
870 (US)
ISBN 0747551006
Preceded by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Followed by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth instalment in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The novel features Harry Potter's struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the surreptitious return of Harry's nemesis Lord Voldemort, O.W.L. exams, and an obstructive Ministry of Magic.

It is the longest book in the series, and was published on 21 June 2003 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom, Scholastic in the United States, and Raincoast in Canada. The book has been made into a film, which was released in 2007, and has also been made into several video games by Electronic Arts. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won several awards, including being named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 2003.



Plot introduction

Throughout the four previous novels in the Harry Potter series, the main character, Harry Potter, has struggled with the difficulties that come with growing up and the added challenge of being a famous wizard. When Harry was a baby, Voldemort, the most powerful evil wizard in living memory, killed Harry's parents but mysteriously vanished after trying to kill Harry. This results in Harry's immediate fame, and his being placed in the care of his muggle, or non-magical, relatives Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon.

Harry enters the wizarding world at the age of 11, enrolling in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and is confronted by Lord Voldemort trying to regain power. After returning to the school after summer break, several attacks on students take place at Hogwarts after the legendary "Chamber of Secrets" is opened. Harry ends the attacks by killing a Basilisk and defeating another attempt by Lord Voldemort to return to full strength. The following year, Harry hears that he has been targeted by escaped murderer Sirius Black. Despite stringent security measures at Hogwarts, Harry is confronted by Black at the end of his third year of schooling and Harry learns that Black was framed and is actually Harry's godfather. Harry's fourth year of school sees him entered in a dangerous magical competition called the Triwizard Tournament. At the conclusion of the Tournament, Harry witnesses the return of Lord Voldemort to full strength.

Plot summary

This novel begins when Harry and his cousin, Dudley, are attacked by dementors. Harry uses magic to fight them off, and must attend a disciplinary hearing for it. In response to Voldemort's reappearance, Dumbledore re-activates the Order of the Phoenix, a secret society which works to defeat Voldemort's minions and protect Voldemort's targets, including Harry. Despite Harry's description of Voldemort's recent activities, the Ministry of Magic and many others in the magical world refuse to believe that Voldemort has returned.[1]

In an attempt to enforce its version of school curriculum, the Ministry appoints Dolores Umbridge as the new High Inquisitor of Hogwarts. She transforms the school into a quasi-dictatorial regime and refuses to allow the students to learn ways to defend themselves against dark magic.[1] Harry forms a secret study group and begins to teach his classmates the higher-level skills he has learned. The novel introduces Harry to Luna Lovegood, an airy young witch with a tendency to believe in oddball conspiracy theories. Moreover, it reveals an important prophecy concerning Harry and Voldemort.[2] Harry also discovers that he and Voldemort have a telepathic connection, allowing Harry to view some of Voldemort's actions. In the novel's climax, Harry and his school friends face off against Voldemort's Death Eaters. The timely arrival of members of the Order of the Phoenix saves the children's lives, but Sirius Black, Harry's godfather, is murdered by Bellatrix Lestrange. Many Death Eaters are captured and, most importantly, the return of Voldemort is confirmed within the magical world.[1]

Development, publication, and reception


In an interview with BBC News, Rowling suggested the death of a principal character which made her sad.[3] She added that although her husband suggested she undo the character's death to stop her sadness, she needed to be "a ruthless killer."[3] However, Rowling revealed in a 2007 interview that she had originally planned to kill off Arthur Weasley in this book, but ultimately could not bear to do it.[4] In another interview, when asked if there was anything she would go back and change about the seven novels, Rowling replied that she would have edited Phoenix more, as she feels it is too long.[5]

Publication and release

Potter fans waited three years between the releases of the fourth and fifth books.[6]

[7] Before the release of the fifth book, 200 million copies of the first four books had already been sold and translated into 55 languages in 200 countries.[8] As the series was already a global phenomenon, the book forged new pre-order records, with thousands of people queuing outside book stores on 20 June 2003 to secure their copy at midnight.[8] Despite the security, thousands of copies were stolen from an Earlestown, Merseyside warehouse on 15 June 2003.[9]

Critical response

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was met with generally good reviews, and received several awards. The book was named as a Best Book for Young Adults and as a Notable Book by the American Library Association in 2004.[10][11] It also received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2004 Gold Medal along with several other awards.[12]

The novel was also received generally well by critics. Rowling was praised for her imagination by USA Today writer Deirdre Donahue.[13] Most of the negative reviewers were concerned with the violence contained in the novel and with morality issues occurring throughout the book.[14] There has also been a strong religious response to the publishing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

New York Times writer John Leonard praised the novel, saying "The Order of the Phoenix starts slow, gathers speed and then skateboards, with somersaults, to its furious conclusion....As Harry gets older, Rowling gets better."[15] However, he also criticizes "the one-note Draco Malfoy" and the predictable Lord Voldemort.[15] Another review by Julie Smithouser, of the Christian-right group Focus on the Family, said the book was, "Likely to be considered the weakest book in the series, Phoenix does feel less oppressive than the two most previous novels."[14] Smithouser's main criticism was that the book was not moral. Harry lies to authority to escape punishment, and that, at times, the violence is too "gruesome and graphic."[14]

Several Christian groups have expressed concerns that the book, and the rest of the Harry Potter series, contain references to witchcraft or occultism. Despite these views, several religious groups have also expressed their support for the series. Christianity Today published an editorial in favour of the books in January 2000, calling the series a "Book of Virtues" and averring that although "modern witchcraft is indeed an ensnaring, seductive false religion that we must protect our children from", this does not represent the Potter books, which have "wonderful examples of compassion, loyalty, courage, friendship, and even self-sacrifice".[16]

Prequels and sequels

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter Series.[6] The first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by Bloomsbury in 1997 with an initial print-run of 500 copies in hardback, three hundred of which were distributed to libraries.[17] By the end of 1997 the UK edition won a National Book Award and a gold medal in the 9 to 11 year-olds category of the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize.[18] The second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was originally published in the UK on 2 July 1998 and in the US on 2 June 1999.[19][20] Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was published a year later in the UK on 8 July 1999 and in the US on 8 September 1999.[19][20] Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was published on 8 July 2000  simultaneously by Bloomsbury and Scholastic.[21]

After the publishing of Order of the Phoenix, the sixth book of the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was published on 16 July 2005, and sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of its worldwide release.[22][23] The seventh and final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was published 21 July 2007.[24] The book sold 11 million copies within 24 hours of its release: 2.7 million copies in the UK and 8.3 million in the US.[25]



In 2007, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was released in film version directed by David Yates, produced by David Heyman's company Heyday Films, and written by Michael Goldenberg. The film's budget was reportedly between £75 and 100 million ($150–200 million),[26][27] and it became the unadjusted seventh-highest grossing film of all time, and a critical and commercial success.[28] The film opened to a worldwide 5-day opening of $333 million, third all-time, and grossed $939 million total, the second to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for the greatest total of 2007.[29][30]

Video games

A video game adaptation of the book and film versions of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was made for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo DS, Wii, Game Boy Advance and Mac OS X.[31] It was released on 25 June 2007 in the U.S., 28 June 2007 in Australia and 29 June 2007 in the UK and Europe for PlayStation 3, PSP, PlayStation 2, Windows and the 3 July 2007 for most other platforms.[32] The games were published by Electronic Arts.[33]

Religious response

Religious controversy surrounding Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the other books in the Harry Potter series mainly deal with the claims that novel contains occult or Satanic subtexts. Religious response to the series has not been exclusively negative. "At least as much as they've been attacked from a theological point of view", notes Rowling, "[the books] have been lauded and taken into pulpit, and most interesting and satisfying for me, it's been by several different faiths".[34]

Opposition to the series

In the United States, calls for the book to be banned from schools have led occasionally to widely publicised legal challenges, usually on the grounds that witchcraft is a government-recognised religion and that to allow the novels to be held in public schools violates the separation of church and state.[6][35][36] The series was at the top of the American Library Association's "most challenged books" list for 1999–2001.[18]

Religious opposition to the series has also occurred in other nations. The Orthodox churches of Greece and Bulgaria have campaigned against the series.[37][38] The books have been banned from private schools in the United Arab Emirates and criticised in the Iranian state-run press.[39][40]

Roman Catholic opinion over the series was divided. In 2003 Catholic World Report criticised Harry's disrespect for rules and authority, and regarded the series' mixing of the magical and mundane worlds as "a fundamental rejection of the divine order in creation."[41] In 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope later that year but was at the time Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, described the series as "subtle seductions, which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul before it can grow properly,"[42] and gave permission for publication of the letter that expressed this opinion.[43] A spokesman for the Archbishop of Westminster said that Cardinal Ratzinger's words were not binding as they were not an official pronouncement of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.[42] In 2003, Monsignor Peter Fleetwood, a member of a Church working party on New Age phenomena, said that the Harry Potter stories "are not bad or a banner for anti-Christian theology. They help children understand the difference between good and evil," that Rowling's approach was Christian, and that the stories illustrated the need to make sacrifices to defeat evil.[42][44]

Positive response

Some religious responses have been positive. Emily Griesinger wrote that fantasy literature helps children to survive reality for long enough to learn how to deal with it, described Harry's first passage through to Platform 9¾ as an application of faith and hope, and his encounter with the Sorting Hat as the first of many in which Harry is shaped by the choices he makes. She noted that the self-sacrifice of Harry's mother, which protected the boy in the first book and throughout the series, was the most powerful of the "deeper magics" that transcend the magical "technology" of the wizards, and one which the power-hungry Voldemort fails to understand.[45]


The first official foreign translation of the book appeared in Vietnamese on 21 July 2003, when the first of twenty-two installments was released. The first official European translation appeared in Serbia and Montenegro in Serbian, by the official publisher Narodna Knjiga, in early September 2003. Other translations appeared later, e.g. in November 2003 in Dutch and German. The English language version has topped the best seller list in France, while in Germany and the Netherlands an unofficial distributed translation process has been started on the internet.[46]

In the Czech Republic, several young children translated half of the book in two weeks after its English release, long before its intended Czech release date.[47] This led the official Czech publisher Albatros to sue the children for copyright infringement.[47]


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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling. It was first published in 2003.

Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.


Chang, Cho

  • [When cornering Harry under a Mistletoe] I really like you, Harry...

Dumbledore, Albus

  • Youth can not know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty, if they forget what it was to be young. And I seem to have forgotten, lately...
  • I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course - but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing.

Black, Sirius

  • Of course, he might have crawled into the airing cupboard and died... but I mustn't get my hopes up.
  • Keep muttering and I will be a murderer! [To Kreacher, calling Sirius a murderer to himself.]
  • [Kreacher- ...the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black-] And it's getting blacker everyday! It's filthy!
  • [To Kreacher, and taken very literally] GET OUT!

Granger, Hermione

  • Thanks for the book Harry! I've been wanting that New Theory of Numerology for ages! And that perfume is really unusual, Ron.
  • You … this isn't a criticism, Harry! But you do … sort of … I mean—don't you think you've got a bit of—a—saving-people thing?
  • Ron, you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.
  • Ron, just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have.
  • [On how Ginny's flying and seeking abilities were so good] She's been breaking into your broom shed in the garden since the age of six and taking each of your brooms out in turn when you weren't looking.
  • But there are twenty-eight of us and none of us is an Animagus, so we wouldn't need so much an Invisibility Cloak as an Invisibility Marquee

Lovegood, Luna

  • You can laugh! But people used to believe that there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack.
  • [To Harry, about the Thestrals] I've been able to see them ever since my first day here. Don't worry, you're just as sane as I am.

Lupin, Remus

  • There's nothing you can do, Harry ... nothing ... he's gone.

[Professor] McGonagall, Minerva

  • [talking to Peeves who was trying to sabotage a chandelier] It unscrews the other way.
  • Well, usually when a person shakes their head," said McGonagall coldly, "they mean 'no.' So unless Miss Edgecombe is using a form of sign language as yet unknown to humans --
  • I wonder, how you can expect to gain an idea of my usual teaching methods if you continue to interrupt me? You see, I do not generally permit people to talk when I am talking.
  • I should have made my meaning plainer. He has achieved high marks in all Defense Against the Dark Arts tests set by a competent teacher.
  • Are you quite sure you wouldn't like a cough drop, Dolores?

[Professor] Snape, Severus

  • Crabbe, loosen your hold a little. If Longbottom suffocates it will mean a lot of tedious paperwork and I am afraid I shall have to mention it on your reference if ever you apply for a job.
  • Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked so easily - weak people in other words-...
  • The mind is not a book to be read.

Potter, Harry

  • (After being mocked by Dudley) What d'you mean I'm not brave in bed?
  • That's what they should teach us here how girls' brains work ... it'd be more useful than Divination, anyway ...
  • Women...
  • [Harry thinks] The silence was unbearable to him. if the pictures could have reflected the feelings inside him, they would have been screaming in pain.
  • "So, according to you, Cedric Diggory dropped dead of his own accord did he?"

Tonks, Nymphadora

  • Very clean, aren't they, these Muggles? My dad's Muggle-born and he's a right old slob. I suppose it varies, just as it does with wizards?
  • Ah well...wand still in your jeans? Both buttocks still on? OK, let's go. Locomotor trunk.
  • If you shout his name I will curse you into oblivion.

Umbridge, Dolores

  • I'm sure I must have misunderstood you, Professor Dumbledore, so silly of me. But it sounded for a teensy moment as though you were suggesting that the Ministry of Magic had ordered an attack on this boy!
  • Let us move forward, then, into a new era of openness, effectiveness and accountability, intent on preserving what ought to be preserved, perfecting what needs to be perfected, and pruning wherever we find practices that ought to be prohibited.
  • The Cruciatus Curse ought to loosen your tongue.
  • The Ministry of Magic has always considered the education of young witches and wizards to be of vital importance.The rare gifts with which you were born may come to nothing if not nurtured and honed by careful instruction. The ancient skills unique to the wizarding community must be passed down the generations lest we lose them for ever. The treasure trove of magical knowledge amassed by our ancestors must be guarded, replenished and polished by those who have been called to the noble profession of teaching.Every headmaster and headmistress of Hogwarts has brought something new to the wheighty task of governing this historic school, and that is as it should be, for without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation because some changes will be for the better, while others will come, in the fullness of time, to be recognised as errors of judgement. Meanwhile, some old habits will be retained, and rightly so, whereas others, outmoded and outworn, must be abandoned. Let us move forward, then, into a new era of openness, effectiveness and accountability, intent on preserving what ought to be preserved, perfecting what needs to be perfected, and pruning wherever we find practices that ought to be prohibited.

Weasley, Fred

  • We thought we heard your dulcet tones.

Weasley, Ronald

  • One person can't feel all that at once, they'd explode.
  • From now on, I don't care if my tea leaves spell, 'Die, Ron, die,' I'm chucking them in the bin where they belong.
  • We've got about as much chance of winning the Quidditch cup this year as dad's got of becoming Minister of Magic.…
  • Hermione, we've been through this before.… We're not going through every exam afterward; it's bad enough doing them once.
  • [talking to Zacharias Smith] Here's an idea, why don't you shut your mouth!
  • You should write a book. Translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.
  • Shut your face.


Albus Dumbledore: It was foolish of you to come here tonight Tom. The Aurors are on their way.
Lord Voldemort: By which time I shall be gone, and you will be dead.

Albus Dumbledore: I know how you're feeling, Harry.
Harry Potter: No, you don't.
Phineas Nigellus: You see, Dumbledore? Never try to understand the students. They hate it. They would rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own -
Albus Dumbledore: That's enough, Phineas.

Regarding Thestrals Luna Lovegood: It's all right. You're not going mad or anything. I can see them, too.
Harry Potter: Can you?
Luna Lovegood: Oh, yes. I've been able to see them ever since my first day here. They've always pulled the carriages. Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am

Phineas Nigellus: I have a message for you from Albus Dumbledore.
Harry Potter: What is it?
Phineas: Stay where you are.
Harry: I haven't moved! So what's the message?
Phineas: I have just given it to you, dolt. Stay where you are.
Harry: Why? Why does he want me to stay? What else did he say?
Phineas: Nothing whatsoever.
Harry: So that's it, is it? [loudly] "Stay where you are"? That's all anyone could tell me after I got attacked by those dementors too. Just stay put while the grown-ups sort it out, Harry! We won't bother telling you anything, though, because your tiny little brain won't be able to cope with it!
Phineas: You know, this is precisely why I loathed being a teacher! Young people are so infernally convinced that they are absolutely right about everything. Has it not occurred to you, my poor puffed-up popinjay that there might be an excellent reason why the headmaster of Hogwarts is not confiding every tiny detail of his plans to you? Have you never paused, while feeling hard-done-by, to note that following Dumbledore's orders has never yet lead you into harm? No. No, like all young people, you are quite sure that you alone feel and think, you alone recognise danger, you alone are the only one clever enough to realise what the Dark Lord may be planning -
Harry: He is planning something to do with me, then?
Phineas: Did I say that? Now if you'll excuse me, I have better things to do than listening to adolescent agonising... good-day to you.

Phineas Nigellus: Oh, no, Dumbledore, I am too tired tonight.
Corpulent red-nosed wizard: Insubordination, Sir! Dereliction of duty!
Armando Dippet: We are honour-bound to give service to the present Headmaster of Hogwarts!
Gimlet-eyed witch: Shall I persuade him, Dumbledore? [raising an unusually thick wand]
Phineas: Oh very well. [eyeing the wand with mild apprehension]

Hermione Granger: Harry, don't go picking a row with Malfoy, don't forget, he's a prefect now, he could make life difficult for you....
Harry Potter: Wow, I wonder what it'd be like to have a difficult life?

Dolores Umbridge: Potter has as much chance of becoming an Auror as Dumbledore has of ever returning to this school.
Minerva McGonagall: A very good chance, then.

Ginny Weasley: And you won't look at any of us!
Harry Potter: It's you lot who won't look at me!
Hermione Granger: Maybe you're taking it in turns to look, and keep missing each other.

Mrs. Weasley: I don't believe it! I don't believe it! Oh, Ron, how wonderful! A prefect! That's everyone in the family!
George Weasley: What are Fred and I, next-door neighbours?

Portrait: 'Tis a most grievous affliction of the skin, young master, that will leave you pockmarked and more gruesome even than you are now -
Ron Weasley: Watch who you're calling gruesome!
Portrait: - the only remedy is to take the liver of a toad, bind it tight about your throat, stand naked at the full moon in a barrel of eel's eyes -
Ron Weasley: I have not got spattergroit!
Portrait: But the unsightly blemishes upon your visage, young master -
Ron Weasley: They're freckles! Now get back in your own Portrait and leave me alone!

Ron Weasley: I had a dream about Quidditch last night. What do you think that means?
Harry Potter: I dunno. Probably means you're going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something.

Uncle Vernon: What were you doing under our window, boy?
Harry Potter: Listening to the news.
Uncle Vernon: Listening to the news! Again?
Harry: Well, it changes every day, you see.

Cornelius Fudge: You will now be escorted back to the Ministry, where you will be formally charged, then sent to Azkaban to await trial!
Albus Dumbledore: Ah. Yes. Yes, I thought we might hit that little snag.
Cornelius Fudge: Snag? I see no snag, Dumbledore!
Albus Dumbledore: Well, I'm afraid I do.
Cornelius Fudge: Oh, really?
Albus Dumbledore: Well - it's just that you seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to- what is the phrase? - come quietly. I am afraid I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius. I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course - but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing.

Phineas Nigellus Black [portrait]: You know, Minister... I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts... but you can't deny he's got style. [After Dumbledore overcomes the Minister for Magic, Dolores Umbridge and two other Aurors, and escapes]

Ron Weasley: You know what? We could order anything we liked in here, I bet that bloke would sell us anything, he wouldn't care. I've always wanted to try firewhiskey-
Hermione Granger: You-are-a-prefect!
Ron Weasley: Oh. Yeah.

Fred Weasley: Give her hell from us, Peeves.
Narrator: And Peeves, who Harry had never seen take an order from a student before swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute as Fred and George wheeled about to tumultuous applause from the students below and sped out of the open front doors into the glorious sunset.

Fred Weasley: Do mine ears deceive me? Hogwarts prefects surely don't wish to skive off lessons?
Ron Weasley: Look what we've got today. That's the worst Monday I've ever seen.
Fred Weasley: Fair point, little bro. You can have a bit of Nosebleed Nougat cheap if you like.
Ron Weasley: Why's it cheap?
George Weasley: Because you'll keep bleeding till you shrivel up, we haven't got an antidote yet.
Ron Weasley: Cheers, but I think I'll take the lessons.

Ron Weasley: Hope this clears up... What's up with you, Hermione?
Hermione Granger: Just thinking...
Harry Potter: About Siri... Snuffles?
Hermione Granger: No... not exactly... More... wondering... I suppose we're doing the right thing... I think... aren't we?
Ron Weasley: Well, that clears that up. It would have been really annoying if you hadn't explained yourself properly.

Hermione Granger: There was some important stuff hidden in the waffle.
Ron Weasley.: Was there?
Hermione Granger: How about: "progress for progress's sake must be discouraged"? How about: "pruning wherever we find practices that ought to be prohibited"?
Ron Weasley: Well, what does that mean?
Hermione Granger: I'll tell you what it means. It means the Ministry's interfering at Hogwarts.

Ron Weasley: I knew it! You always get away with stuff.
Hermione Granger: They were bound to clear you. There was no case against you, none at all...
Harry Potter: Everyone seems quite relieved, thought, considering they all knew I'd get off.
Fred, George, and Ginny Weasley:[doing a kind of war dance to a chant that went] He got off, he got off, he got off--


  • [the scars on Harry's hand read:] I must not tell lies.
  • Notes: Harry pointedly refers to these scars in later books when arguing with The Minister for Magic.

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Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.
Chapter 1: Dudley Demented
Chapter 2: A Peck of Owls
Chapter 3: The Advance Guard
Chapter 4: Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place
Chapter 5: The Order of the Phoenix
Chapter 6: The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black
Chapter 7: The Ministry of Magic
Chapter 8: The Hearing
Chapter 9: The Woes of Mrs. Weasley
Chapter 10: Luna Lovegood
Chapter 11: The Sorting Hat's New Song
Chapter 12: Professor Umbridge
Chapter 13: Detention with Dolores
Chapter 14: Percy and Padfoot
Chapter 15: The Hogwarts High Inquisitor
Chapter 16: In the Hog's Head
Chapter 17: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four
Chapter 18: Dumbledore's Army
Chapter 19: The Lion and the Serpent
Chapter 20: Hagrid's Tale
Chapter 21: The Eye of the Snake
Chapter 22: St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries
Chapter 23: Christmas on the Closed Ward
Chapter 24: Occlumency
Chapter 25: The Beetle at Bay
Chapter 26: Seen and Unforeseen
Chapter 27: The Centaur and the Sneak
Chapter 28: Snape's Worst Memory
Chapter 29: Careers Advice
Chapter 30: Grawp
Chapter 31: O.W.L.s
Chapter 32: Out of the Fire
Chapter 33: Fight and Flight
Chapter 34: The Department of Mysteries
Chapter 35: Beyond the Veil
Chapter 36: The Only One He Ever Feared
Chapter 37: The Lost Prophecy
Chapter 38: The Second War Begins


The fifth book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is told from the viewpoint of the now fifteen-year-old Harry.

This is possibly the darkest book in the Harry Potter series, even darker then the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Surprisingly, perhaps, it is not the return of Voldemort and his Death Eaters that give this book its power, for in fact they do very little during this year. Its grimness is the multiplicity of enemies facing Harry, as the Ministry of Magic, headed by Cornelius Fudge, has also set itself against Harry and Dumbledore. Additionally, Harry must deal with a new nemesis and possibly the series' most hated character, Dolores Umbridge, a petty Ministry bureaucrat.

Apart from the usual magic, events at Hogwarts School, and the frustrating Dursleys, this book includes the resurrection of the Order of the Phoenix, a group dedicated to Lord Voldemort's downfall, and Voldemort openly returning. Darker and more mature than the preceding entries in the series, this book shows Harry coping with loss and dealing with adversity, while growing in maturity and ability.

While the book appears daunting at 766 pages (Bloomsbury / Raincoast edition), it is set in somewhat larger type than the first three volumes. If set in the same type as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, it would be 655 pages (approximately) to 223 for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. At this, though, it is still the largest of the seven volumes.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Box artwork for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Developer(s) EA UK
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
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Genre(s) Action-adventure
System(s) Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Mac OS
Players 1
ESRB: Everyone 10+
PEGI: Ages 3+
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Preceded by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Followed by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Series Harry Potter

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Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

Developer(s) Electronic Arts United Kingdom
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Release date June 25, 2007 (NA)
June 28, 2007 (AU)
June 29, 2007 (EU)
Genre Action, Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) BBFC: PG
ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 7+
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo DS, Wii, Game Boy Advance, Mac OS X
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD
Input Keyboard and mouse, Gamepad
System requirements Microsoft Windows:
  • Optical drive: 8x or faster DVD-ROM
  • CPU speed: 1.6 GHz or faster
  • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Disk space: 5 GB or more free space
  • Display: A video card with 32 MB of memory, or 128 MB for Windows Vista, and one of these chipsets required:
    • ATI Radeon 7500 or greater, or Radeon 9500 Pro or greater for Windows Vista
    • NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS or greater, or GeForce 6600 or greater for Vista.
    • Note that laptop models of these cards are not supported.
  • Memory (RAM): 256 MB, or 512 MB for Windows Vista
  • Input = Video/sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible keyboard, mouse or gamepad.


  • OS: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
  • CPU: 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster
    • Note: Game will not run on a PowerPC (G3 / G4 / G5) based Mac / PowerMac.
  • RAM: 512 MB or more required – 1 GB or more recommended
  • Disc Drive: 8x or faster DVD-ROM drive
  • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB or more required – 6 GB or more recommended
  • Video: Nvidia (7300 or better) or ATI (X1600 or better)
    • Note: GMA950 integrated graphics adapter is not supported.
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The close and synergistic relationship between book, film and videogame is more defined in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix videogame than ever before. Players will be able to explore the many key locations within Hogwarts in minute detail, each one a visual match to its film equivalent, while being engrossed in the thrilling adventures outlined in the rich narrative of the book.

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge’s Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves “Dumbledore’s Army,” Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

With the ability to play multiple characters, including Harry Potter, Dumbledore and Sirius Black, the video game of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix offers fans the opportunity to wield a wand, explore all around Hogwarts and experience one of the most exciting and dangerous years in the life of the Boy Who Lived.

Playable Characters

  • Fred Weasley
  • George Weasley
  • Albus Dumbledore
  • Harry Potter
  • Sirius Black

Spells used in the game

Non-combat spells

  • Reparo, a repairing spell.
  • Wingardium Leviosa, used to lift objects.
  • Depulso, used to push away objects.
  • Accio, used to summon objects.
  • Reducto, used to destroy objects. (Not available in the Nintendo DS version.)
  • Incendio, used to burn objects.

Combat/duelling spells

  • Expelliarmus, used to disarm an opponent. (It deals great damage but if your opponent is kneeling, use this spell to finish off your opponent.) (Available at times in the Nintendo DS version, but when it shows up in the duels, you have to use it.)
  • Stupefy, a slow, powerful stunning spell.
  • Protego, shield charm, makes protective shield that deflects spells.
  • Rictusempra, another stunning spell that is faster than Stupefy but weaker (in the books, Rictusempra is a tickling spell).
  • Petrificus Totalus, paralyses the opponent. This spell proves to be a strong spell because if opponent is alone and is hit by this spell, the duel is automatically over. The same thing could happen to you. (Though it only deals great damage against Voldemort) (Not available in the Nintendo DS version.)
  • Levicorpus, used to hang the opponent upside-down. In the game, the spell can be used verbally. However, in the books, this spell did not appear until Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and is only nonverbal. (This is yet another spell that only damages Voldemort) (Not available in the Nintendo DS version.)
  • Expecto Patronum is used in the beginning against the Dementors, and again in a Dumbledore's Army (D.A.) meeting, but it is never used again.
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The book was released July 21, 2003. It is about Harry's his fifth year at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Lord Voldemort has come back. Except for Albus Dumbledore, most people do not believe him. A film based on the book was released in 2007.


The fifth book deals with Harry trying to make everyone else realise that Lord Voldemort has come back. Dumbledore, the Order, and Harry's friends are the only people that believe that he has returned. At the end of the book, Harry, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and some of their friends go to the Ministry of Magic (the headquarters of the people who lead the magical world) because Harry thinks his godfather is in danger. They are attacked by some of their enemies. At the end, Voldemort comes, but Dumbledore saves Harry from him, and all the other wizards see Voldemort and know Harry is telling the truth.

See also the extended plot wikibook.

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