Oliver Wood

"Bad news, Harry. I've just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She - er - got a bit shirty with me. Told me I'd got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared আরো about winning the Cup than I do about আপনি staying alive. Just because I told her I didn't care if it threw আপনি off, as long as আপনি caught the Snitch on it first. Honestly, the way she was yelling at me ... you'd think I'd ব্যক্ত something terrible. Then I asked her how much longer she was going to keep it ..."
—Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood (born c.1975 অথবা 1976) was a wizard who was the Keeper and Captain for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1987 to 1994, and was known for his determination and skill on the playing field, and his long lectures before practises. Oliver led the Gryffindor team to victory in the Quidditch Cup in his seventh year, and, after leaving school, joined Puddlemere United as a reserve player. In 1998, Oliver returned to Hogwarts to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts alongside his former school বন্ধু and teammates.

Hogwarts education
Early years

Oliver Wood attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1987 to 1994. He was sorted into Gryffindor and presumably shared a dormitory with Percy Weasley. He joined the Gryffindor Quidditch team as a Keeper[1], and during his first game, he took a Bludger to the head two মিনিট in, and woke up a week later in the hospital wing.

ϟFifth yearϟ

ফ্রেড Weasley: "We know Oliver's speech দ্বারা heart. We were in the team last year."
Oliver Wood: "Shut up, আপনি two. This is the best team Gryffindor's had in years. We're going to win. I know it."
— ফ্রেড Weasley and Oliver Wood

In 1991, his fifth year, he became Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Despite assembling a good team, he was unable to find anyone skilled enough to play as Seeker for the team after the departure of Charles Weasley in the পূর্ববর্তি year. However, his খুঁজুন was ended when his Head of House, Professor McGonagall, observed Harry Potter catch a Remembrall on a broomstick from a fifty foot dive. McGonagall claimed that it was a সরানো that even Charlie Weasley couldn't have pulled off, convincing Oliver that Harry was indeed something special. He immediately saw that Harry's build was perfect for a Seeker, and impressed upon McGonagall the need for Harry to have a decent ঝাড়ু to fly.

Oliver gave Harry his first Quidditch lesson in private, immediately seeing that Harry was a natural flier on a broomstick. Wanting to use Harry as a secret weapon during the first match of the season against Slytherin, Oliver tried to keep his presence on the team under wraps. Despite his best efforts, however, word got out about Harry's presence, although his skill level was a secret from everyone outside the team.

Captaining the side against their nemeses, Slytherin, in the first game of the season, Oliver was delighted when Harry captured the Golden Snitch in his first match, winning the game for Gryffindor. However, the সেকেন্ড game of the season, against Hufflepuff, gave Oliver cause for concern, when he found out that Professor Snape would be refereeing the match in place of Madam Hooch. Fearing that Snape would not be fair to Gryffindor following their defeat of Slytherin, he urged Harry to catch the Snitch as soon as possible. When he caught it within five minutes, Oliver was overjoyed. If Gryffindor could beat Ravenclaw in the final match of the season, then they would surely capture the Quidditch Cup.

Shortly after, Gryffindor House হারিয়ে গেছে one hundred and fifty house points due to the actions of three First বছর students, including Harry Potter. Harry offered his resignation to Oliver, who declined it, his reasoning being that if they didn't win at Quidditch, they had no chance to recoup the হারিয়ে গেছে points. Despite this, Oliver must have felt somewhat irked towards Harry, as, during team practice sessions, his angry teammates simply referred to him as "the Seeker".

The final match of the season against Ravenclaw was a disaster. Harry was in the Hospital Wing after facing Professor Quirrell and Lord Voldemort, and recovering the Philosopher's Stone. Forced to play with only six players, the Gryffindor team lost[1], and suffered its biggest defeat in three hundred years.

ϟSixth yearϟ

"It'll be down to you, Harry, to প্রদর্শনী them that a Seeker has to have something আরো than a rich father. Get to that Snitch before Malfoy অথবা die trying, Harry, because we've got to win today, we've got to."
—Oliver Wood

Oliver spent the summer of 1992 devising an entirely new training schedule that included early morning practice sessions. He was determined to win the Cup, and his enthusiasm for regular training sessions knew no limits. He was annoyed, however, that his team didn't seem to be taking it as seriously as he was, but that may have been a result of getting them all up earlier than they expected on the দিন of their first training session. On the first Saturday back at school, he booked the Quidditch pitch to begin training earlier than the other teams. His plan was cut short দ্বারা the arrival of the Slytherin team, who had been প্রদত্ত permission to use the pitch দ্বারা Professor Snape in order to train their new Seeker, Draco Malfoy.

Gryffindor won their first match of the season against Slytherin, but the unexplained attacks on Muggle-born students (later found to be caused দ্বারা the reopening of the Chamber of Secrets and the freeing of a Basilisk) forced the rest of the year's Quidditch matches to be cancelled. When Minerva McGonagall announced the good news that the school would not be closing, many students shouted "Dumbledore's back" অথবা "The heir to the Chamber of Secrets has been caught". Wood instead showed his প্রণয় for Quidditch দ্বারা shouting "Quidditch matches are back on."

ϟSeventh yearϟ

"This is our last chance - my last chance - to win the Quidditch Cup. I'll be leaving at the end of this year. I'll never get another shot at it."
—Oliver Wood

In his final year, Oliver Wood was especially desperate to win the Quidditch Cup. He knew that he had the best team in the whole school, and he felt that the Cup would have been Gryffindor's for the past two years if events hadn't so conspired against them. Training his team hard for the first match against Slytherin, he was shocked to find out that Slytherin had indeed managed to postpone the match owing to an injury to their Seeker, Draco Malfoy. Malfoy, injured দ্বারা a Hippogriff during a Care of Magical Creatures lesson, was overplaying his injury to get out of playing the match during such extremely bad weather. Gryffindor were to then play Hufflepuff instead.

"Oliver, calm down! We're taking Hufflepuff very seriously. Seriously!"
—Fred Weasley when Oliver remarked they were not taking the upcoming match seriously.[src]

During the match, Harry was overcome দ্বারা Dementors, who were attracted to the large gathering. He fell from his ঝাড়ু while chasing the Golden Snitch, and it was captured দ্বারা the Hufflepuff Seeker , Cedric Diggory. When he realised what had happened, Cedric immediately offered Oliver a rematch, but Oliver declined it, knowing that Cedric had caught the Snitch fair and square, and assuring Harry that he didn't blame him for failing to catch the Snitch despite his previously impeccable record.

However, Oliver knew they still had a chance to win the Cup if they won their remaining matches and other results went their way. He urged Harry to buy a new broom, since his had been destroyed দ্বারা the Whomping Willow after the last match, and was also worried about the Dementors appearing again and affecting Harry. Harry assured him that Professor Lupin was teaching him to deal with Dementors, and that he had received a Firebolt broomstick for Christmas. Oliver was amazed, then disappointed to learn that Professor McGonagall had confiscated it to check for signs of tampering অথবা sabotage, as she feared that Sirius Black may have sent it to harm Harry. Oliver tried to appeal to McGonagall, telling her that having the Firebolt would greatly enhanced their chances of winning the Quidditch Cup. McGonagall, however, accused Oliver of placing victory above Harry's life in his order of priorities. Finally, though, the Firebolt was প্রদত্ত a clean bill of health, and returned to Harry, much to Oliver's joy.

In the run up to the সেকেন্ড match of the season against Ravenclaw, Oliver upped the training sessions to five times a week, and monitored the status of the Ravenclaw Seeker, Cho Chang. Knowing that she had a lot of trouble with injuries, he hoped that she would not be fit to play, and was disappointed to learn that she was able to. During the match, Oliver told Harry to stop being a gentleman and knock Cho off her ঝাড়ু if he had to.

Gryffindor beat Ravenclaw, and other results went their way, meaning that, in the final game of the season against Slytherin, if they could win দ্বারা two hundred and ten points, they would win the Cup. Oliver took to constantly reminding Harry that he must not catch the Snitch unless they were ahead দ্বারা at least sixty points, and ordering that Harry should be accompanied everywhere he went, to prevent anyone from harming him before the game, which numerous Slytherins made it clear was a clear and present danger.

During the match against Slytherin, Oliver took two Bludgers to the stomach early in the game. Harry, though, managed to capture the Snitch when Gryffindor were ahead দ্বারা at least sixty points, resulting in Gryffindor winning the Quidditch Cup. Oliver, overjoyed and ecstatic, lifted the Cup aloft, finally achieving his dream.

ϟLater lifeϟ

After leaving Hogwarts, Oliver became a Quidditch player for Puddlemere United's reserve team. In the summer of 1994, he attended the Quidditch World Cup, where he saw Harry and introduced him to his parents.

"Come on!"
—Oliver in the Battle of Hogwarts.

In 1998, Oliver returned to Hogwarts along with fellow former Gryffindor Quidditch players Angelina Johnson, Katie Bell, and Alicia Spinnet to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. During a lull in the battle, which was granted to them দ্বারা Lord Voldemort as time to gather their dead, he assisted Neville Longbottom in carrying the dead bodies of Colin Creevey and others into the Great Hall.