4. Quirinus Quirrell
The Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher only appeared in one novel before biting the dust, the natural consequence for tying one’s fate with He Who Must Not Be Named. There won’t be any afterlife for this guy, but how did he end up having Harry Potter’s archenemy attached to the back of his face? What led him down the path of power and evil? Paging Ansel Elgort for the prequel.
5. Crabbe and Goyle
Ah, Crabbe and Goyle, Beavis and Butthead, Thing 1 and Thing 2. Draco Malfoy’s minions grew more insidious as time went on, becoming serious Death Eaters instead of just brainless brats. They weren’t always evil, though, despite their lineage. At some point, they must have just been regular kids. One can imagine that the Malfoys had to do with their transition to Harry Potter bullies, but there can still be a light-hearted comedy prequel as the two kids try to make their way through schooling and life together.
6. Rita Skeeter
A side story on the journalist pretty much writes itself. She starts off as an English major at university. After a failed career as a novelist (no publisher is interested in her soporific stories), she becomes an obituary writer for a local paper. Assuming that nobody reads the section, she begins writing salacious things about the dead. When confronted by her editor, Skeeter claims she researched the tales herself – they’re all true. She’s promoted up the ranks until catching the attention of the Daily Prophet. Will her lies catch up to her? Will her insatiable desire for success trump the ethics and morals she swore herself to when entering the journalism field?
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