Fred & George Weasley
|Name:||Fred Weasley & George Weasley|
|Occupation:||own and run Weasley's Wizard Wheezes|
|Title/Rank:||Gryffindor House; Order members|
|Location:|| 93 Diagon Alley (London, Britain)|
The Burrow (Ottery St. Catchpole, Britain)
|Status:||pure-blood; Fred - deceased, George - alive|
|Relationships:|| Arthur & Molly (parents)|
Bill, Charlie, Percy, Ron, Ginny (siblings)
Angelina Johnson (George's wife, Fred's ex-girlfriend)
Fred Weasley II (George's son), Roxanne Weasley (George's daughter)
Weasley clan (in-laws and nieces/nephews)
|Other:||born April 01, 1978; Fred died May 02, 1998|
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Fred Weasley and George Weasley are characters from the Harry Potter series. They are identical twins and are two of Ron Weasley's five older brothers. The two have a very close relationship in both canon & fanon, to the extent that they frequently finish each other's sentences, appear to have identical interests, set up in business together and are rarely seen apart.
Fan opinions of Fred and George vary widely.
- Not Just Fredandgeorge – The Twins’ Differences at the Harry Potter Companion
- The Weird Weasleys by A. J. Hall (the twins as "sociopaths")
The twins' close sibling relationship is sometimes extended to Fred/George twincest, the most popular pairing for Fred and George. This is often expanded into threesome pairings, such as Fred/George/Harry or Fred/George/Hermione. Such threesomes are also sometimes written Fred/Hermione/George (for example) to indicate that there is a sexual or romantic relationship between Fred and Hermione as well as George and Hermione, but no strict incest.
A variety of relationships between Fred, George, and Angelina Johnson are also common. For example, some suggest that Fred/Angelina was a relationship before Fred's death in Deathly Hallows, and that the canonical George/Angelina pairing arose from their shared grief. Others propose a pre-existing Fred/George/Angelina relationship before Fred's death.
Common Tropes, Fanon, and Themes
Notable Twins-centric Fanworks
- I Am Not The Only Traveller by Graziana, a popular and angsty soulmate Cedric/George Weasley & Fred Weasley/Lavender Brown fic. Cedric Diggory first approaches George when he is five-years-old.
- Sorting Fred by Morrighan - Gen, humour. "There are people who are easy to sort, and there are people who are more difficult. And then there's Fred Weasley..." (2001)
- Changeling by lydiabennet - Gen, semi-darkfic. "Fred wants a dog more than anything, and he'll do anything to get one. Anything at all." (2005)
Communities & Resources
- fredandgeorge, a general LiveJournal community
- fred_re_fredded, a Fred-lives AU/denialfic community
- George Weasley works on A03
- Fred Weasley works on Ao3
- George Weasley works on ff.net
- Fred Weasley works on ff.net
- J.K.Rowling Official Site. 12 December 2004. Archived at the Harry Potter Lexicon: Guide to jkrowling.com - Brithdays. (Accessed 01 July 2012.)
- In a post-Deathly Hallows documentary, J. K. Rowling describes Angelina as "Fred's ex", so the relationship is usually considered canon. However, it is unclear how long the two dated; all that is mentioned in the books is that Fred and Angelina went to the Yule Ball together in their sixth year.