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"Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf!"
—Dobby proud of being a free elf

Dobby is a male house-elf who serves the Hudson and the Dunbar families. He is incredibly loyal to the members of both families as they treat him with respect and even pay him one Galleon a week for his services. He is also allowed to take one day off per month. He is also loyal to his family so he's a true member of the Order of the Elementals.

Biography

Serving the Hudson and Dunbar families

Physical description

Dobby was a house-elf, much shorter in stature than humans, standing only about 3 and a half feet (1.06 m). He had large, tennis-ball-like green eyes, a pencil-like nose and long, bat-like pointed ears. Before he was given freedom, he wore a body-covering pillowcase. Later at Hogwarts, he wore a mismatched variety of jumpers, shorts, and socks.

Socks became his favourite clothing. He preferred colourful, mismatched socks. When Brittany S. Pierce began hiding clothes she made around the Hufflepuff Basement in an attempt to free the Hogwarts house-elves, Dobby kept the clothes and began wearing them, as the other elves thereafter refused to clean the basement.

Personality and traits

"Dobby has come to save The Elementals, of course. Dobby will always be there for his masters."
—Dobby's loyalty

Dobby was a brave, loyal house-elf, willing to put himself in dangerous situations when he knew it to be the right thing to do. He was also very loyal to the few friends he had. He considered himself to be a good house-elf, though other house-elves seemed to find his desires and proclamations of being a free house-elf to be shameful. Despite this, he was still a hard worker. When he went to work at Hogwarts he refused Dumbledore's original offer of ten Galleons a week and weekends off, opting instead for one Galleon a week and one day off per month. He explained to Finn, Brody, Patrick and Liam that he liked freedom very much, but he liked work better. Dobby thought of them as his best friend.

Because of his loyalty to his friends, Dobby tries everything he can to save them if they are in danger, even if it hurts them, and once attempted to seriously injure the Elementals, hoping that if he was hurt badly enough he would be sent home.

One most noticeable trait was how he punished himself every time he believed he had done something wrong, usually using something to hit his head or going as far as to iron his own hands.

Dobby referred to himself in the third person and tended to get his verb conjugation mixed up. Examples of his strange speech pattern include "I has seven now sir" or "Dobby must punish himself most grievously for coming sir".

Magical abilities and skills

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Dobby using his magic to Apparate

  • Apparition: Because he was a house-elf, Dobby was able to apparate even inside places that normally forbade Apparition such as Hogwarts. Even after being stabbed by Bellatrix Lestrange's knife, Dobby still managed to take Harry to their intended destination just before he died.
  • Levitation: Dobby displayed the ability to levitate a cake when trying to stop Harry from returning to Hogwarts. The Ministry saw this as the Hover Charm.
  • Tampering magic: Dobby also displayed a talent for tampering with objects. This was shown when he tampered with a bludger forcing it to chase Harry hoping that if it hurt him badly enough he'd be sent home. Naturally Dobby was not intending to kill Harry; in fact he was trying to save him from Lucius Malfoy's plan to open the Chamber of Secrets. Also, he tampered with the barrier that leads to Platform Nine and Three Quarters, a very powerful magical barrier.
  • Magical Blasts: By clicking his fingers, Dobby can release powerful blasts of magic at other creatures or wizards and witches.
  • Disarming: Dobby displayed the ability to disarm wizards and witches of their wands with a snap of his fingers, much like the charm itself.

Relationships

Carole Hudson

Finn Hudson

Brody Hudson

Joshua Dunbar

Patrick Dunbar

Liam Dunbar

Order of the Elementals
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Founder:
Albus Dumbledore
Co-founder:
Douwe Posthuma
Commanders of the Order of of the Elementals:
Carole Dunbar | Garrett Douglas | Joshua Dunbar | Severus Snape
Important members of the Order of the Elementals:
Finn Hudson | Brody Hudson | Patrick Dunbar | Liam Dunbar
Original members of the Order of the Elementals:
Alastor Moody | Amir Haddad | Andy Payne | Brett Talbot | Chris Martin | Derek Hale | Dobby | Gabe Howell | Hugo Howell | Jack Dawson | James Corden | Jerry Russo | Justin Russo | Lise Howell | Minerva McGonagall | Nate Kulina | Oliver Tate | Pomona Sprout | Quinn Fabray | Reggie Mantle | Rose Dewitt Bukater | Stefani Germanotta | Sue Sylvester | Tristan Milton | Vanessa Hudgens | Whitney Houston | Zac Efron
Order of the Elementals allies:
Hudbar's Army | Hogwart's staff | Archie Andrews | Carl Howell | Cedric Diggory | Drogon | Filius Flitwick | Firenze | Garrick Ollivander | Grawp | Hannah Abbott | Helena Ravenclaw | Horace Slughorn | Jackson Whittemore | Kreacher | Lee Jordan | Luna Lovegood | Mr. Westenberg | Mrs. Westenberg | Misha | Muriel | Nearly-Headless Nick | Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Sybill Trelawney | Ted Tonks | Theo Raeken | The Fallen Fifty | Viktor Krum | Winky
Other affiliations:
Forbidden Forest Centaur colony | Dunbar family | Headless Hunt | Hogwarts Hippogriff herd | Hogwarts house-elves | Hogwarts | Hudson family | Ghosts | Hogwarts Staff |
Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd | Ministry of Magic | Giant colony (Karkus's control)
Hudbar's Army
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Founders:
Finn Hudson | Brody Hudson | Patrick Dunbar | Liam Dunbar
Leaders:
Finn Hudson | Brody Hudson | Patrick Dunbar | Liam Dunbar
Hufflepuffs:
Blaine Anderson | Brittany S. Pierce | Danny Māhealani | Isaac Lahey | Scott McCall | Stiles Stilinski
Gryffindors:
Adam Davenport | Alec Tate | Archie Andrews | Brett Talbot | Cameron Puckerman | Emilia Milton | Jace Herondale | Malia Tate
Ravenclaws:
August Doww | Gabe Howell | Jonas Patterson | Justin Russo | Quinn Fabray | Raven Reyes
Slytherins:
Alex Russo | Alisha Daniels | Andy Payne | Becky Johnston | Noah Puckerman | Santana Lopez
Hudbar's Army allies:
Order of the Elementals | Hogwarts staff | Ministry of Magic | Amir Haddad | Cedric Diggory | Dobby | Jackson Whittemore | Jason Turner | Lise Howell | Theo Raeken | Tristan Milton | Viktor Krum | Winky
Other affiliations:
Forbidden Forest Centaur colony | Hogwarts Hippogriff herd | Hogwarts house-elves | Hogwarts Ghosts | Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd