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Dolores Umbridge

The brand new Harry Potter story from J.K. Rowling is live on Pottermore! Fans are finally getting a peek into the world of the evil Dolores Umbridge. She also revealed that the character is based on a real person. “The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest,” Rowling wrote. “Why we took against each other so instantly, heartily and (on my side, at least) irrationally, I honestly cannot say.”

The real-life Umbridge even wore creepily cute accessories. “I particularly recall a tiny little plastic bow slide, pale lemon in color that she wore in her short curly hair,” she writes.

Guess what? The notoriously holier-than-thou Umbridge was a half-blood witch and her brother was a Squib! Protested too much, didn’t she? Head over and read this Halloween treat from Rowling and let us know what you think!

Happy Halloween!

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She’s currently a co-host on Most Craved. She’s been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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