Rufus Scrimgeour
Biographical information

pre. 1968, Great Britain


Head of the Auror Office

Physical information




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Family information
Family members

Brutus Scrimgeour (possibly)

Magical characteristics

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Rufus Scrimgeour originally joined the Ministry of Magic as an Auror, where he became a hardened veteran, spending most of his life fighting Dark Wizards. Eventually he rose to become Head of the Auror Office.


Early lifeEdit

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Rufus Scrimgeour during his work at the Ministry.

Horace Slughorn: "Now, you, Cormac. I happen to know you see a lot of your Uncle Tiberius, because he has a rather splendid picture of the two of you hunting Nogtails in, I think, Norfolk?"
Cormac McLaggen: "Oh, yeah, that was fun, that was. We went with Bertie Higgs and Rufus Scrimgeour; this was before he became Minister, obviously —"
Horace Slughorn: "Ah, you know Bertie and Rufus too? Now tell me…"
Horace Slughorn hosting a small luncheon at the Hogwarts Express with his Slug Club.[src]

Scrimgeour was born somewhere in the British Isles, most likely in Scotland, into the wizarding Scrimgeour family. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he would finish his education earning at least five N.E.W.T.s, with top grades of either 'Outstanding' or 'Exceeds Expectations'.

Sometime after his seventeenth birthday, Scrimgeour joined the Ministry of Magic, and completed a stringent series of character and aptitude tests to join the Auror Office.

At some point before the Warping Week, Scrimgeour joined Bertie Higgs, Tiberius and Cormac McLaggen to hunt recreationally for Nogtails in Norfolk.

Head of the Auror OfficeEdit

Remus Lupin: "What were you saying about Scrimgeour?"
Nymphadora Tonks: "Oh… yeah… well, we need to be a bit more careful, he's been asking Kingsley and me funny questions…"
Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks at 12 Grimmauld Place, in 1995.[src]

Eventually, after serving as an Auror for some time and having fought Dark wizards for most of his working life, Scrimgeour rose to the post of Head of the Auror Office, which he occupied at least in the early-to-mid-1990s. In this capacity, Scrimgeour worked alongside John Dawlish, Proudfoot, Savage, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, and Gawain Robards.

When he was the Head of the Auror Office, he often questioned Tonks and Shacklebolt about Sirius Black, as they were in charge of the investigation of his whereabouts after his escape from Azkaban.

Actions During the warping weekEdit

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Scrimgeour gives a speech to the Wizarding British Public

During the Warping Week the Wizarding world fell into Chaos, Magic was failing contact was lost with whole comunities around the world, Rufus was part of the British Ministry of Magic contingent that aproached Prime Minister David Cameron about there Wizarding worlds new circumstances. Along with Cornelius Fudge, Amelia Bones, and Albus Dumbledore were made aware that they had lost the Statute of Secrecy and the whole truth about the Harry potter Conflict. Both Amelia Bones and Rufus were quick to adjust to the revelations and used the revelations to deal a major blow to the Death Eaters and Voldemort.

after the warping Week the Auror Office was run ragged by Wannabe Dark Wizards, Death Eaters, and Wizard/Muggle conflicts. in order to cope he started to look towards the Modern world for solutions which lead to Rufus implimenting Procedures and training from the 'Muggle' Military and Intelligence services.    

Physical appearanceEdit

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Scrimgeour was a man with a certain rangy loping grace; he walked with a slight limp, and looked rather like an old lion with grey streaks in his mane of tawny hair and bushy eyebrows. He had keen yellowish eyes and wore wire-rimmed spectacles. He sometimes used a walking stick. With time, the stresses of the failing conflict reached him, and when last seen he appeared badly-shaven, scraggy, and grim.

Personality and traitsEdit

Rufus Scrimgeour: "Remembered you're not at school, have you? Remembered that I am not Dumbledore, who forgave your insolence and insubordination? You may wear that scar like a crown, Potter, but it is not up to a seventeen-year-old boy to tell me how to do my job! It's time you learned some respect!"
Harry Potter: "It's time you earned it."
— Scrimgeour after discussing Albus Dumbledore's will with Harry, Ron and Hermione[src]

Scrimgeour was, according to Dumbledore, a "man of action", having fought against Dark Wizards throughout his career as an Auror and climbed ambitiously through the Ministry. He gave an impression of shrewd toughness and was more decisive and forceful than his colleage, Cornelius Fudge.

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