☼ Hufflepuff Common Room
“It was round, earthy and low-ceilinged; it always felt sunny, and its circular windows had a view of rippling grass and dandelions. There was a lot of burnished copper about the place, and many plants, which either hang from the ceiling or sat on the windowsills. The overstuffed sofas and chairs were upholstered in yellow and black, and the dormitories were reached through round doors in the walls of the common room. Copper lamps cast a warm light over the four-poster beds, which were covered in patchwork quilts, and small copper bed warmers hung on the walls, in case of cold feet.”
- Newton ‘Newt’ Scamander - Famous magizoologist and Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Professor Pomona Sprout - Reasonably minded, intelligent (Potions & Herbology) lifelong BFF of Minerva McGonagall, mentor to her Neville Longbottom who inherited her position later in life,
- Nymphadora Tonks Lupin - Badass Auror/Order of The Phoenix member who got five N.E.W.T.s in her 7th year and if that wasn’t awesome enough, she was a metamorphagus (rare in the magical community) who married Remus Lupin and had a son, Ted, who inherited her metamorphagy abilities, most likely preventing lycanthropic traits from taking, much to his father’s great relief.
- Cedric Diggory - Prefect, Captain and Seeker for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, Triwizard Champion chosen impartially as the best student among his peers to represent Hogwarts (Simultaneously, Harry Potter was chosen because of a Confundus Charm spelled by Barty Crouch Jr. to fool the Goblet into picking from 4 schools. Legitimately 3 were competing, but because the Goblet served as an impartial creation, Potter was accepted as a Triwizard Champion).
- Hengist of Woodcraft - Founder of Hogsmeade.
- Artemisia Lufkin/Grogan Stump/Dugald McPhail - Ministers of Magic.
From the HP wiki on Hufflepuff:
‘On Harry Potter: Beyond the Page, J.K. Rowling had this to say about Hufflepuff House…“This may surprise people, but it is the truth…In many, many ways, Hufflepuff is my favourite House. Here’s my reasoning, bear with me. (Again, I don’t want to spoil things too much for people who haven’t read the whole series, so I’m going to say what I’m about to say quite carefully). There comes a point in the final book where each House has the choice whether or not to rise to a certain challenge, and that’s everyone in the House. The Slytherins, for reasons that are understandable, decide they’d rather not play. The Ravenclaws, some decide they will, and some decide they won’t. The Hufflepuffs, virtually to a person, stay, as do the Gryffindors. Now, the Gryffindors comprise a lot of foolhardy and show-offy people, that’s just the way it is, I’m a Gryffindor, I’m allowed to say it. You know, there’s bravery, and there’s also showboating, and sometimes the two go together. The Hufflepuffs stayed for a different reason; they weren’t trying to show off, they weren’t being reckless, that’s the essence of Hufflepuff House. Now my oldest child (my daughter, Jessica) said something very profound to me, not very many days ago, actually, she said to me —and she, by the way, was not sorted into Hufflepuff House— but, she said to me, ‘I think we should all want to be Hufflepuffs.’ I can only say to you, that I would not be at all disappointed to be sorted into Hufflepuff House.”’