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Gregory Goyle

Date of birth: 1979 or 1980

Other distinguishing features: Enormous hands and feet
Race: Human

Occupation: Student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Group affiliation: Slytherin House
Base of operations: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, U.K.

Story: Only very little was revealed about Gregory Goyle. He started at Hogwarts in 1992, at the same time as Harry Potter. Here he was selected for the Slytherin House and teamed up with Draco Malfoy and Vincent Crabbe [1]. He stayed with the two, for the whole time he was at the school.

In his fifth year Goyle was made a Beater on the Slytherin Quidditch team, where it appears he did reasonably well. Though it was never specified, he most likely also became a member of Dolores Umbridge's Inquisitorial Squad, as both Crabbe and Malfoy were members and he was always with those two [2].

In his seventh year at Hogwarts, Goyle excelled at using the Cruciatus Curse to torture students who had been put in detention. He was last seen, when he, Malfoy, and Crabbe met Harry, Ron, and Hermione searching for Voldemort's diadem Horcrux shortly before the Battle of Hogwarts. In the fight that took place in the Room of Requirement Crabbe used a Fiendfyre spell which killed himself and nearly also Malfoy and Goyle [3].

There are no records regarding what happened to Goyle after the fight, but it must be assumed he survived, and like Malfoy he most likely also avoided punishment for siding with Voldemort.

Skills & abilities: Gregory Goyle was a mediocre wizard.

Continuity: Harry Potter
Company: Bloomsbury
First app.: Books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Movies: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Creator(s): J.K. Rowling
Country of origin: United Kingdom UK

Background notes: In the Harry Potter Movies, Gregory Goyle was played by Josh Herdman.

Related links/characters:
- Draco Malfoy
- Harry Potter
- Hermione Grainger
- Ron Weasley
- Vincent Crabbe

References: 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows