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Argus Filch

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Argus Filch is a Squib and has been a Caretaker of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since about 1973. Filch usually walked the school corridors with his cat Mrs. Norris to catch students who were breaking school rules and complaining about Peeves the poltergeist.

In 1992, after Mrs. Norris was petrified by Salazar Slytherin's basilisk, Filch was furious. However, his card was healed by the end of the year. When Dolores Umbridge became the Grand Inquisitor of Hogwarts in 1995, Filch supported her. For the next year he was responsible for identifying Dark Arts objects that were brought to Hogwarts.

Filch helped the students evacuate during the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 and took part in the battle himself. After the Second Wizarding War, he kept his caretaker job. Filch was the only employee at Hogwarts who stayed at Hogwarts Castle during the summer vacation.


This hatred of the students could stem from the fact that they are full-fledged wizards while Filch is just a squib. Harry finds out about this when he finds a letter from Kwik's magic class in his sophomore year. Filch gets so upset about this that he reveals himself that he is a Squib, without paying attention to whether Harry found out or not. He thinks Harry has turned them to stone and pisses him off.

When James Potter was visiting Hogwarts, Filch took the Marauder's card he and his friends had created. In the 1989/90 school year, Fred and George Weasley stole the card from Filch's office. But they suspect that he never found out how it works.

1998 / 1999

Argus Filch is also attending the induction ceremony this Hogwarts school year. Headmistress Minerva McGonagall also points out that a grumpy ghoul is in an empty third-floor classroom and that students should stay away from him.[7]


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