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Auror Office

Level 2, Ministry of Magic, London


To protect the wizarding world from the Dark Arts and those who practice them


An Auror is a member of an elite unit of highly-trained, specialist officers within the Department of Magical Law Enforcement of the Ministry of Magic trained to investigate crimes related to the Dark Arts, and apprehend or detain Dark wizards and witches. Auror training is very difficult and intensive, so there are few qualified applicants. According to Minerva McGonagall, no Auror had been taken on for three years prior to , though Nymphadora Tonks stated that she qualified the year before, meaning she was probably one of the last candidates taken on. The head of the Auror Office as of was Harry Potter.


Auror headquarters are located on Level Two of the Ministry of Magic. It consists of a series of open cubicles, each Auror being given a place to work. Pictures of known Dark wizards, maps, clippings from the Daily Prophet, and various other things line the cubicles.


Main article: Auror training

It is incredibly difficult to fulfil the requirements of Auror training, let alone to pass the training with high marks. Applicants must first have excellent academic credentials before they are accepted into a rigorous training program. To be accepted, one has to have a minimum of five N.E.W.T.s in challenging subjects, highly recommended are Potions, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Herbology, and Charms and no grade lower than "Exceeds Expectations" in any of these subjects. Then, prospective Aurors are required to undergo a stringent series of character and aptitude tests to show they react well under pressure. These test range from physical appearance transformation to stealth tests. As mentioned by Tonks in the Order Of The Phoenix, she stated to Harry that she passed without any difficulties on the transformation test, but nearly failed the stealth tests. According to Dolores Umbridge, the Ministry also looks into the criminal records of the applicants, and those without a clean one will not make it through. It is not known if Herbology is required, though it is possible as Harry continued to take it to the N.E.W.T. level.

If accepted into Auror training, applicants are then required to train extensively in advanced magical combat and other elements of practical defence, as well as, presumably, methods of criminal investigation. Two of the disciplines included are "Concealment and Disguise" and "Stealth and Tracking". Training lasts for three years.

The job is seen as glamourous by some, as there is a great deal of danger involved and it is extremely difficult to join the ranks of the Aurors. Harry Potter became increasingly interested in becoming an Auror as his schooling came to an end, since he has had to fight against Dark Wizards his whole life.

Annoyed by Dolores Umbridge's insistence that Harry would never become an Auror during the – school year, Professor Minerva McGonagall declared that she will give him whatever assistance, coaching, and tutoring he required in order to become one. Luna Lovegood, however, told him she did not think he should be an Auror, as, according to her, the Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy, working to bring down the Ministry from within using a combination of Dark magic and gum disease.

Though Auror training is very taxing, and means an additional three years of studying even after graduation from school, they seem to be very well respected in the wizarding community, and the higher members are potential candidates for Minister for Magic. For example, Rufus Scrimgeour was a leader for the auror office, but replaced Fudge after the call of his resignition.

The requirements for applicants into becoming Aurors were temporarily relaxed following the end of the Second Wizarding War. With many Aurors destroyed by Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters, and the need to restrengthen the Auror Department to combat the remaining Death Eaters, the new Minister for Magic and former Auror Kingsley Shacklebolt permitted any participant in the Battle of Hogwarts to begin Auror training if they were interested, on the grounds that having fought and survived in such a battle and not changing sides against such odds more than satisfied the character and skill requirements. At least some of these recruits, including Harry Potter, Neville Longbottom and Ron Weasley, did not achieve any N.E.W.T.s (they had not attended their final year at Hogwarts). Aurors are also used to guard high profile targets such as Harry Potter, the Prime Minister of Muggles, the Minister for Magic, and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The First and Second Wizarding Wars

In the war during Lord Voldemort's first rise to power, Aurors were authorised to use the Unforgivable Curses on suspected Death Eaters and criminals. This means that they were given the licence to kill, coerce, and torture. It is unknown if, following the return of Lord Voldemort, this power was re-issued in the second war.


Captured criminals are generally handed over to the authorities upon capture. It is not uncommon for criminals to resist arrest; some choose to fight to the death rather than let themselves be captured, such as Death Eater Evan Rosier. The Ministry had enlisted them to protect Harry Potter during the school term. Prior to this, the Order of the Phoenix had Auror members who were part of the Advance Guard which protected Harry. Rufus Scrimgeour also arranged for the British Prime Minister to have an Auror bodyguard, posing as his secretary, to protect him against the possibility that Lord Voldemort might take control of him to gain access to various Muggle resources at the highest level.

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After the return of Voldemort, Rufus Scrimgeour, hitherto the head of the Auror Office, became Minister for Magic, as the wizarding world placed more trust in him as a war leader than his heavily disgraced predecessor, Cornelius Fudge. However, the most famous Auror in recent times is Alastor Moody, who came out of his retirement to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts, and was a long time member of the Order of the Phoenix, but ultimately died in battle. Most of the other Aurors have followed Voldemort's regime when he took over the Ministry, due to them being blindly loyal to the Ministry, and Voldemort acting discreetly to prevent potential mutiny. Other Aurors, such as Kingsley Shacklebolt and Nymphadora Tonks, continued to fight against the Death Eaters, which led to Tonks' death, but after the war ended, Shacklebolt became the new Minister for Magic.

Known Aurors


Heads of the Auror Office



"Auror" may be derived from "aurora", meaning "the dawn", from the Latin word "aurum", meaning "gold", or from the Hebrew word "Arur" (ארור), meaning someone who is cursed.

Most likely, however, it is derived from the Latin word for ear, 'auris' and the related adjective, 'aural'. Since aurors are detectives (among other policing and justicial roles), they are those who listen for and receive information.

Behind the scenes

  • Aurors can easily be comparable to elite Muggle national law enforcement officials, intelligence operatives, or military units such as the MI5, MI6 etc. Some require excellent academic credentials (but not all), have an exhausting selection process to weed out the weak, undergo extensive advance training (sometimes up to a year or two to be operationally ready in the field), and are employed for the most dangerous missions/criminals.
  • Harry Potter is the youngest Auror in history as being 17 when taking the job, and also the youngest Head Auror at As he was a normal Auror for nine years and then Head Auror () for ten years, but it is unknown when he will retire.
  • Harry's goal to be an Auror is not mentioned in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The Career Advice scene is omitted.
  • In the films, Aurors tend to wear brown trench coats, possibly as a uniform. Kingsley Shacklebolt is the only Auror seen on-duty without one.

See also


Notes and references


Harry Potter: 12 Most Powerful Aurors In The Series

Aurors serve as one of the magical world's greatest protections against the Dark Arts in the world of Harry Potter. Employed by their respective country's Ministry of Magic, anyone who hopes to become an Auror must meet high academic standards and undergo rigorous training. Only the bravest and most skilled witches and wizards ultimately become Aurors and have what it takes to survive and succeed in the field.

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There are many powerful Aurors, but we're here only to look at the cream of the crop. The focus for each selected character is on their ability to combat the Dark Arts and safeguard the magical world. Even though Gellert Grindelwald is more powerful than most of the witches and wizards on this list, his time disguised as Percival Graves was a facade for corrupt purposes, meaning he's disqualified from joining the ranks of those who are legitimate Aurors. Defeating the powerful likes of Grindelwald and Voldemort or holding one's own against them does increase the likelihood to be higher on this list.

Updated July 28th, by Richard Keller: Essentially being the "special agents" of the Potterverse, the Aurors responsible for defending it from the machinations of evil wizards make for a fascinating subject to look into. Of course, we're all familiar with the most famous of them, but their ranks are studded with names unsung and unexpected. We've added a few more of their most notable members to fill out the roster a bit more and expand the spotlight.

12 Hesphaestus Gore

Hesphaestus may be one of the earliest Aurors, if not the first, to serve under the Ministry of Magic. He was most likely part of the first Auror recruiting program conducted by Minister of Magic Eldritch Diggory.

While there's not much about Gore's service as an Auror, there is information concerning the role of Minister of Magic. Among his achievements were the resolution of the Goblin Wars, reinforcement of Azkaban, and the officiation of a broom race from the English city of Aberdeen to Rome, Italy.

11 Percival Graves

Before his kidnapping by Gellert Grindelwald, Percival Graves was a high-ranking member of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA). His wizarding school grades and achievements allowed him to become the head of MACUSA's Department of Magical Law Enforcement. It's not known what happened to him after his capture at the end of

10 Theseus Scamander

Newt Scamander's brother Theseus is referred to as a "war hero," an informal title he earned after aiding Muggles during the First World War. Minister for Magic Archer Evermonde forbade wizards and witches from intervening in the war, but the principled Theseus felt compelled to join the conflict and while his exact accomplishments are unknown, they were significant enough to make a difference and be considered a hero.

Theseus became Head of the Auror Office and tasked with hunting down and apprehending Gellert Grindelwald. While Theseus was unable to complete this mission in The Crimes of Grindelwald, he was powerful enough to defend himself and protect others against the formidable dark wizard, and to put out the blue fire that threatened Paris. More of Theseus's power will likely be showcased in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 3.

9 Rufus Scrimgeour

Most of what is known about Scrimgeour pertains to his time as Minister for Magic and not as an Auror. We do know that Scrimgeour's success as an Auror qualified him to lead the Ministry once the public knew that Lord Voldemort had returned. Scrimgeour fought enough Dark wizards that he was eventually promoted to Head of the Auror Office, a post he occupied until his promotion to Minister.

His true power is demonstrated in the fact that he put up a valiant fight against Voldemort and refused to reveal Harry Potter's whereabouts, even when brutally tortured. It's this kind of resilience that made Scrimgeour an effective Auror, and he could've been a strong Minister if he'd spent less time trying to make the Ministry look good for the public instead of figuring out how to combat Voldemort and his followers.

8 Ron Weasley

J.K. Rowling asserts that Ron and Harry revolutionized the Auror department, and Hermione made a better world for the wizarding community. Destroying a Horcrux, helping Harry and Hermione attain the other Horcruxes, and dueling many Death Eaters certainly proved Ron was powerful and qualified enough to be an Auror.

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As such, Ron helped track down and seize many Death Eaters after the Battle of Hogwarts, which demonstrates the pivotal role he played in creating and maintaining the peace that the magical world enjoyed for many years after the Voldemort's final defeat. Ron only remained an Auror for two years, though, after which he became his brother George's partner at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, which was still his occupation during Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. While brief, Ron's time as an Auror left a lasting and positive impact.

7 Neville Longbottom

Before Neville became a Professor of Herbology at Hogwarts, he briefly served as an Auror. J.K. Rowling confirmed that after Kingsley Shacklebolt became Minister for Magic, he would've wanted Neville, Harry, and Ron to become Aurors and round up all the remaining Death Eaters after the Battle of Hogwarts.

Slaying Voldemort's last Horcrux Nagini is undeniably Neville's most powerful moment, but he also proved that he could be excellent Auror material by leading Dumbledore's Army in his seventh year, during which he withstood torture and resisted against the Carrows. Rowling confirmed that Neville would've helped finish the job, ensuring no Death Eaters tried to be like Lucius Malfoy after the First Wizarding War, securing unjust freedom by pretending they hadn't willingly served Voldemort and enforced his reign of terror.

6 Tina Goldstein

MACUSA relieved Tina of her Auror position after attacking the abusive No-Maj Mary Lou Barebone, but Tina proved herself a resourceful and powerful individual which allowed her to later be reinstated. She managed to quickly apprehend Newt Scamander after seeing him using magic so blatantly in front of No-Majs. Her skills proved invaluable in locating Newt's suitcase and helping him regather the creatures that had escaped from it.

When faced with Gellert Grindelwald, she held her own while dueling him and later disarmed him of his wand. In The Crimes of Grindelwald she tracked down Credence Barebone before Theseus Scamander was able to, and she successfully restrained Theseus with magic at another point in the film. Tina also held off Grindelwald's blue fire and helped put it out before it could devastate Paris.

5 Alice and Frank Longbottom

Alice and Frank Longbottom are grouped here because practically everything that's known about them applies to both, including their great power. As Aurors and members of the Order of the Phoenix, Alice and Frank were strong enough to defy Voldemort three times. They fought and captured many Death Eaters, and managed to survive the First Wizarding War.

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After the war ended, Bellatrix Lestrange, her husband, brother-in-law, and Barty Crouch Jr. tortured Alice and Frank for information about Voldemort's whereabouts. The Longbottoms withstood the Cruciatus Curse for an incredible amount of time, but were eventually driven mad by the torture.

4 Nymphadora Tonks

Even though the Ministry of Magic officially denied Voldemort's return, Tonks realized she could simultaneously do her job as an Order of the Phoenix member and as an Auror. She fed the Order crucial information, protected the prophecy in the Department of Mysteries, and led shrewd Ministry officials like Rufus Scrimgeour astray where the search for Sirius Black was concerned, all to protect a good man and focus on the fight that mattered.

As a skilled duelist, she honorably upheld her duties as an Auror and member of the Order by defending the innocent and fighting many powerful Death Eaters during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, the Battle of the Seven Potters, and the Battle of Hogwarts. The only Death Eater powerful enough to defeat Tonks, in the end, was Bellatrix Lestrange.

3 Kingsley Shacklebolt

Like Tonks, Kingsley was a member of the Order of the Phoenix and an Auror. He was also smart enough to realize that regardless of the Ministry's stance on Voldemort's return, his missions as an Auror and an Order member could be closely aligned. Kingsley was clever enough to lead the Ministry astray on the hunt for Sirius Black but also keep their trust as Cornelius Fudge had Kingsley accompany him when they went to Hogwarts to confront Albus Dumbledore about Dumbledore's Army, with Fudge completely unaware about Kingsley being part of the Order.

The Ministry's faith in him as an Auror paid off in bigger ways as he was assigned to act as a bodyguard for the Muggle Prime Minister. Kingsley fought bravely in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and the Battle of the Seven Potters. He also fought bravely during the Battle of Hogwarts, for which he helped create and lead the battle plan, and toward the end of it, he held his own while dueling Voldemort. For his many powerful and courageous services, Kingsley was named Minister for Magic after the Second Wizarding War.

2 Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody gained a reputation as a fierce Auror during the First Wizarding War. It was said that half the Death Eaters in Azkaban were there thanks to Moody. As such, most Death Eaters who faced Moody ended up in Azkaban, but some like Evan Rosier was killed when facing the legendary Auror.

Moody continued to be of great service after the war ended, particularly when he captured Igor Karkaroff, who revealed that Ministry employee Augustus Rookwood was a Death Eater. Even though Moody was retired from being an Auror by the Second Wizarding War, he was still a key figure in the Order of the Phoenix and his legacy lived on as his protégé Nymphadora Tonks became one of the most effective Aurors for the Ministry, not to mention an invaluable member for the Order.

1 Harry Potter

Defeating Voldemort once and for all and the many feats it took to get there already solidifies Harry as one of the most powerful on this list, but what truly sets him apart is the longtime success of Harry's Auror career. Under Minister for Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt, and alongside fellow Aurors Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom, Harry worked tirelessly to apprehend the Death Eaters who remained at large after the Battle of Hogwarts.

Ron and Neville left the Ministry to pursue career paths closer to their passions after the job Kingsley gave them was done, but Harry stayed on for many years, becoming Head of the Auror Office and ensuring that the magical world could be safe and enjoy a period of peace and prosperity, the likes of which they hadn't known for years. Alongside Hermione Granger, he helped further revolutionize the Ministry and make it far better than the government they'd known from their youth. The power of creating and maintaining peace and safety is underrated, and Harry was a crucial piece in making it possible.

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Harry Potter: 10 Aurors Who Would Fit Into The Marvel Universe

The magical universe of the Harry Potter franchise has a lot of truly brave characters, both in the films and the books. Some of these characters are so powerful and fantastical that they could even be introduced into the world of Marvel and fit in nicely.

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But, not just any wizard could join the Marvel franchise. Aurors might be the best fit for the Marvel universe if the two worlds were to collide. Some of these Aurors are so incredibly adept and powerful that they could easily excel in both the wizarding world and the marvel universe.

10 Rufus Scrimgeour Can Handle The Responsibilities Of A Hero

This Auror is both powerful within his respective world and would be able to take on the responsibility of being a hero is the Marvel Universe. We can all agree that being a hero is hard work but with the experience Rufus has, he would be able to handle it.

In the wizarding world, he took on the role of Minister of Magic when it was announced that Voldemort had returned. He led the Ministry proudly, and always stayed loyal to the witches and wizards against Voldemort. He fought bravely against Voldemort and held up admirably whilst being tortured by the death eaters. He is definitely worthy of a spot in the Marvel world.

9 Hesphaestus Gore Was Dedicated To His Job

This wizard is likely one of the earliest Auror's in the history of the Ministry of Magic. Now, while there is not much known about him, but he certainly made a difference in the wizarding community.

And the drive he had to make that difference is definitely something that could transfer into the Marvel Universe very well. For instance, Hesphaestus put an end to the Goblin Wars and reinforced the wizard prison, Azkaban, to make sure no one gets out. It is that kind of dedication to his job that shows that Hesphaestus Gore would do well in Marvel.

8 Kingsley Shacklebolt Is A Deeply Loyal Character

A character whose loyalties lie in the right place, Kingsley Shacklebolt is a wizard who consistently made the right choices. He worked as an Auror for the Ministry of Magic, but upon hearing the news of Voldemort's return, he joined the Order of the Phoenix.

Though he stayed at his job in the Ministry, he worked with the Order and gave the Order information and updates on news about Voldemort and the Death Eaters. He was also on the front lines during the Battle of Hogwarts. He is definitely a character that could pull his own weight in Marvel.

7 Neville Longbottom Is Brave And Stands Up For What Is Right

A faithful and strong Gryffindor, Neville has been through a lot. His parents before him were Aurors as well, so it seems only natural that Neville briefly followed in their footsteps. Especially considering what happened to them the first time Voldemort was wreaking havoc.

Although Neville had a hard time sticking up for himself and learning magic, he never shied away from a fight when it mattered. He was always determined to master new things, and he was even a crucial part in the Battle of Hogwarts. So one can assume that Neville would be great as a Marvel hero as well.

6 Tina Goldstein Is Willing To Lose The Things That Matter To Her In Order To Protect Those Who Need It

As one of the key characters in, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Tina makes a big impact on the wizarding world- with the help of Newt Scamander. Tina was an Auror for a short period of time, but it was her work with Newt that makes her stand out. She helped Newt chase down and collect his magical creatures while also helping Credence Barebone escape his abusive home.

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She was always very sweet to Credence and the reason why she lost her position as an Auror in the first place was that she used magic on Mary Lou Barebone (Credence's adopted mother) to stop her from abusing him. Tina was not afraid to do the right thing even if it meant she would get fired. This is no doubt a quality that would make her perfect for the world of Marvel.

5 Nymphadora Tonks Could Be Part Of The X-Men

This witch is not only incredibly well versed in magic, but is also a metamophmagus, meaning she can transform any part of herself into something else. This ability would be very useful to have in the Marvel Universe.

In fact, this ability is similar to that of the X-Men hero, Mystique. Tonks also fought bravely at the Battle of Hogwarts and would make an excellent addition to the Marvel world.

4 Theseus Scamander Can Balance Duties And Family

The Scamander family plays a huge role in the world of Harry Potter. Many fans were truly impressed by seeing what Newt's brother Theseus was capable of in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.

Throughout the film, Theseus managed to ensure that his brother was okay (even if he was sometimes running from the law) while also managing to do his job without letting down any of his fellow Aurors. That is not an easy task, and to be loyal to both one's work and family and balance the two is impressive. But Theseus did this and did it well, proving that he has what it takes to become a member of the Marvel world.

3 Ron Weasley Fought Alongside Harry Without Hesitation For Years

Being a member of the golden trio and one of Harry Potter's closest friends means that Ron has seen his fair share of danger. His life has essentially been on the line since his first year at Hogwarts. Despite his fears and jealous tendencies, he was always in the thick of battle- right alongside Harry- whenever possible.

He fought bravely beside Harry during the Battle of Hogwarts and, with all the magic he knows (thanks to Dumbledore's Army), he would be the perfect person to join into the world of Marvel.

2 Harry Potter Has Consistently Proved His Ability To Take His Enemies Down

Of course, the Chosen One would make a great addition to the Marvel Universe, and after all, he was the one who killed Voldemort (a terror that has plagued the wizarding world for far too long.) Since his first day at Hogwarts, Harry has consistently proved that he can handle anything the world of magic throws at him.

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Not only can he handle himself, but he is also a rather skilled wizard (despite all of the memes that say otherwise.) After all, he was able to conjure a full Patronus at the tender age of  Harry Potter is definitely fit for Marvel and would work well amongst the other heroes as well.

1 Alastor Moody Can Anticipate The Nefarious Plots That The Villains Will Concoct

As one of the most iconic Aurors (and defense against the dark arts teachers) of all time, Alastor Moody has not only proved that he is a powerful wizard, but he has also shown viewers he does not take excuses or laziness. Moody is a very tough character, but once someone gets on his good side- he is very loyal.

He was a key element in the Order of the Phoenix due to his ability to get inside the heads of the villains and predict their more nefarious plots. And he was willing to do whatever it took to take down Voldemort. His determination is something that is hard to ignore, which overall adds to why he would make a fantastic Marvel character.

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Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Auror

Overview[edit | edit source]

An Auror is "a Dark wizard catcher". They are an elite group of witches and wizards, loyal to the Ministry of Magic, whose mission is to fight against and capture the forces of the Dark Arts. The requirements for becoming an Auror are, of necessity, quite stringent. By their fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry and Ron both want to be Aurors.

Extended Description[edit | edit source]

Beginner warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.

The Aurors are like a police force, and sometimes work as intelligence agents. They have the authority to arrest malefactors like Death Eaters, and at times have been given authority to use deadly force against Death Eaters in particular.

When we are first introduced to the office, Death Eaters are already gaining force in the Wizarding world, so the Aurors' mission is clearly defined. It is not as clear what the Auror department does when there is no center of Dark forces to fight; one gets the impression, however, that they continue to work as sort of an elite police group, a magical SWAT team of sorts perhaps.

Analysis[edit | edit source]

We learn very little about the types of work available to adult Wizards. There is of course the bureaucracy of the Ministry of Magic, of which we see more than a little; but of the actual work done by the Ministry there is not much on display. We have poor overworked Arthur Weasley's two-man department in its converted broom closet, trying to keep magical artifacts out of Muggle perception; we have, at one point, the Department of Games and Sports managing the Quidditch World Cup and reviving the Triwizard Tournament, and we have the Auror's department which seems to be the only group who actively go out and do stuff.

The Aurors, of course, have the most exciting and dangerous job, hunting other wizards. The skills required mean that the Auror must be capable of high levels of magical ability, and must be willing to face significant personal danger, increasing the attractiveness of the job. This does mean that Aurors receive significantly more training than is required for most other fields, and require higher grades in more subjects in order to apply; neither of these barriers to entry seems to make the job less attractive, however.

Training[edit | edit source]

It takes three years to become an Auror after attending Hogwarts. A candidate to become an Auror should meet the following requirements:

The fifth N.E.W.T. subject is left open to the candidate, but Harry evidently selects Herbology as his fifth. One would assume that Muggle Studies or Arithmancy would equally be acceptable.

If the candidate meets the above requirements he or she must also pass the following requirements:

  • background check for criminal record
  • "a stringent series of character and aptitude tests at the Auror office."

When accepted, the candidate continues on training. Once one becomes an "Auror trainee" they will be taught one of the following:

  • Concealment and Disguise
  • Stealth and Tracking

Known Aurors[edit | edit source]

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Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

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The Aurors are an elite group of witches and wizards who battle the Dark Arts. They operate in some ways as soldiers but more often as intelligence agents, seeking out Dark wizards and defeating them, often in fierce wizard duels. Alastor Moody and Frank and Alice Longbottom were famous Aurors, and after leaving Hogwarts Harry Potter and Ron Weasley became Aurors. Aurors are sometimes refered to as Dark Wizard catchers.

When the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA) was founded in after the Salem Witch Trials, they needed Aurors to track down those responsible for persecuting witches and wizards and bring these “Scourers” to justice. Then President Josiah Jackson hired twelve original Aurors for Office of Magical Law Enforcement for MACUSA with , only two of whom lived to old age due to the hazards involved in the job. They both found and executed Scourers, while also searching out criminal wizards who had fled Europe and elsewhere to hide in uninhabited North America (Pm:MACUSA).

The Aurors were responsible for bringing to justice many of the Dark wizards who supported Voldemort during the s. They also battled the giants, killing many and driving the rest from Britain. Under the leadership of Bartemius Crouch senior, who headed the Department of Magical Law Enforcement after Voldemort's defeat, the Aurors were given sweeping powers. These powers allowed the Aurors to bypass the normal channels of justice and kill or capture enemy wizards using means nearly as vicious as those used by the Dark wizards they fought. Sirius Black was imprisoned during this time without a trial because of these policies (GF27).

Auror Headquarters is located on Level Two of the Ministry of Magic (OP7).

Barty Crouch junior, disguised as Moody, told Harry (GF25) and Hermione (GF29) that they had what it took to be Aurors. When he heard of Harry's ambition, Slughorn also said that Harry would make a good Auror (HBP15). Harry told McGonagall during his careers consultation that he wanted to be an Auror and she vowed to help him along that path (OP29). After the Battle of Hogwarts and the final defeat of Voldemort, Kingsley Shacklebolt made both Harry and Ron Aurors (BLC).

Historical note: the first Auror recruitment programme was established by Minster for Magic Eldritch Diggory () (Pm: Ministers for Magic). It is unclear if this marked the actual beginning of the Aurors. However, since Hesphaestus Gore, listed as "one of the earliest Aurors," became Minister for Magic in , it does seem likely.


Training to be an Auror takes three years after leaving Hogwarts; the Aurors ask for a minimum of five N.E.W.T.s, with nothing under "Exceeds Expectations" grade. Apart from Defence Against the Dark Arts, the recommended N.E.W.T.s include Charms, Potions (particularly the study of poisons and antidotes), and Transfiguration (OP29).

If a candidate for Auror training has the required academic qualifications, he or she must pass a background check for a criminal record, and must pass "a stringent series of character and aptitude tests at the Auror office." These tests assess skill in practical defence, perseverance and dedication, and the ability to react well to stress (OP29).

Once accepted into the program, an Auror trainee is taught (among other things), "Concealment and Disguise" and "Stealth and Tracking" (OP3).

Known Aurors, past and present - Ministry of Magic

  • Hesphaestus Gore (Pm: Ministers for Magic) one of the earliest Aurors c.
  • Venusia Crickerly (Pm: Ministers for Magic) second Auror to become Minister for Magic, c.
  • Dawlish, John (OP27)
  • Longbottom, Alice (OP23)
  • Longbottom, Frank (GF30, OP23)
  • Moody, Alastor "Mad-Eye" (retired, deceased) (GF11)
  • Proudfoot (HBP8)
  • Robards, Gawain - Head of the Aurors after July of (HBP16)
  • Savage (HBP8)
  • Scrimgeour, Rufus - Head of the Aurors until he was named the new Minister for Magic in July of (HBP1)
  • Shacklebolt, Kingsley (OP3)
  • Tonks, Nymphadora (OP3)
  • Williamson (OP36)
  • (unnamed) witch with eyepatch (OP7)
  • (unnamed) wizard with a pony tail longer than Bill Weasley's (may be the same as Williamson) (OP7)
  • Harry Potter, joined , became head of the Aurors in (BLC)
  • Ron Weasley (BLC)

MACUSA Department of Magical Law Enforcement

The Magical Congress of the United States has its own group of Aurors to protect the wizardry of North America, with offices located inside the Woolworth Building in New York City. Soon after MACUSA was founded in , the first President Josiah Jackson sought volunteers who could be trained to hunt down the Scourers responsible for the Salem Witch Trials. They also helped to uphold the International Statute of Secrecy with the No-Maj population (Pm:MACUSA). During the s, when an Obscurial was on the loose in New York City, Aurors were the first line in keeping the No-Majs safe, and helping to repair the damage to the city (WFT).

Original Twelve Aurors of MACUSA Department of Law Enforcement

  • Wilhelm Wilhelm Fischer
  • Theodard Fontaine - Ancestor of Agilbert Fontaine, Headmaster of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Pm:MACUSA)
  • Gondulphus Graves - from an influential political family in America (Pm:MACUSA)
  • Robert Grimsditch
  • Mary Jauncey
  • Carlos Lopez
  • Mungo MacDuff
  • Cormac O’Brien
  • Abraham Potter - Discovered to be distantly related to Harry Potter (Pm:MACUSA)
  • Berthilde Roche
  • Helmut Weiss
  • Charity Wilkinson - Became third President of MACUSA (Pm)

Other Known MACUSA Aurors

  • Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein (WFT)
  • Percival Graves









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