This guys, is Dean Thomas.
He was a member of Dumbledore’s Army, and when Umbridge began accusing Harry of lying, Dean defended him in front of the class. He also refused to take sides even when his best friend considered Harry to be a liar.
When he was seventeen, an act against Muggle-borns was placed into action inside the Ministry. Considering the fact his father had left his Muggle mother when he was very young, he had no proof of Wizarding heritage. And so he had to take refuge in the woods to avoid Death Eaters. He was caught by Snatchers eventually, and forced to live in a dungeon in the Malfoy’s House for a few days.
He was later rescued by Dobby, who was later killed. To repay the house elf, Dean Thomas helped Harry and Ron shovel out his grave even though he had never formally met the elf.
Can we just take a second to appreciate his actions, that were very underappreciated in the movies.
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What do we know about Dean Thomas?
He snogs Ginny in year six, draws a realistic lion in year one, and (my favorite) offers to forge Uncle Vernon’s signature during year three.
Imagine if the Trio knew about Dean’s skill in forgery before third year. They could have asked him for a note into the restricted section so they could search for Nickolas Flamel. Or Hermione could have asked him for Lockheart’s signature so she didn’t have to deal with Lockeheart.
Dean Thomas isn’t a character we get to know very well, but I believe that he has a lot to offer to the story.