Character:Xenophilius Lovegood

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Xenophilius Lovegood
Nicknames and aliases Xeno
Spouse Mrs. Lovegood (deceased)
Child Luna Lovegood
Appearance slightly cross-eyed, shoulder-length white hair
School Hogwarts
House Ravenclaw, possibly
Occupation editor of The Quibbler
Allegiance Harry Potter (until Luna is kidnapped)
First appearance in canon The Quidditch World Cup (GF) (mention); The Wedding (DH)

Xenophilius Lovegood is the father of Luna Lovegood. He is a widower and the editor of the often-trashy wizard tabloid The Quibbler, known for its fantastic tales (OP10). Like his daughter, he believes in the existence of several extraordinary beings. The family lives in Ottery St. Catchpole, near the Burrow (DH20).

Characteristics

  • slightly cross-eyed, shoulder-length white hair the texture of candyfloss
  • eccentric
  • believes in many nonexistent beings, has an offbeat way of looking at the world
  • "Xenophilius": strange-lover
  • Interested in magical artifacts (DH, Ravenclaw's diadem)
  • Willing to stand up for what he believes in (unless Luna is threatened)
  • mention his house

Family

Mr. Lovegood's wife died in an accident when a spell of hers went badly wrong (OP38). His daughter, Luna, lived with him until after she graduated from Hogwarts, when she became a Wizarding Naturalist and traveled the world seeking the creatures her father believed in—though, eventually, she had to admit that he was sometimes mistaken in the creatures' existence (BLC). Mr. Lovegood cares immensely for Luna, as it seems she is the only family he has left (DH21).

The Quibbler

  • is the editor
  • Harry's fifth-year interview
  • Stubby Boardman etc.
  • Supportive of Harry Potter until Luna's kidnapping
  • wizarding perception

The Deathly Hallows

  • symbol at Fleur & Bill's wedding
  • tale of the three brothers
  • Peverells
  • Quester

Second War

  • Harry's fifth-year interview
  • Supportive of Harry Potter until Luna's kidnapping
  • Turned in Harry Potter when he came to visit, nearly resulting in the latter's capture

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He was the first to print an interview with Harry Potter after Lord Voldemort's return, one of the few members of the wizarding community outside of Hogwarts and the Order who took the boy's story seriously (OP25). When the Ministry of Magic could no longer deny the Dark Lord's presence, he sold the interview to the Daily Prophet, who published it as an exclusive (OP38).

Xenophilius attended the wedding of Bill and Fleur Weasley, wearing sunny-coloured robes with the symbol of the Deathly Hallows over his chest. This provoked the anger of Viktor Krum, who understood it to be the symbol of Grindelwald; Krum confronted Mr. Lovegood, who was not surprised by the young man's ignorance (DH8).

After Lord Voldemort took over the Ministry of Magic, Xenophilius was one of the few who openly supported Harry Potter. The Quibbler constantly attempted to encourage its readers to believe and trust in Harry (DH20). This attitude changed drastically when Luna was kidnapped on her way home for Christmas from Hogwarts. Death Eaters demanded that Mr. Lovegood aid them in their search for Harry, or else Luna would be murdered.

The Quibbler then started posting large pictures of Harry, with the caption "Undesirable number one" and the prize for his capture. Harry, Ron and Hermione, not knowing this, went to Mr. Lovegood to ask him for information about the Hallows' symbol. Before telling them the tale, he warned the Death Eaters that Harry was in his house; he then narrated the entire story of the Peverell brothers and the Deathly Hallows.

Shortly afterwards, Harry realised that Luna was missing, and Xenophilius confessed that he'd warned dark wizards of the Trio's visit. Harry, Ron and Hermione barely managed to escape. Hermione planned it so that the Death Eaters would catch a glimpse of Harry before the escape, so that Luna would not be harmed (DH21).

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