Luna Lovegood

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Name: Luna Lovegood
Occupation: witch, student, (eventual) naturalist[1]
Relationships: Rolf Scamander (married)[1]
Neville Longbottom (possibly dated)[2]
Fandom: Harry Potter
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Luna Lovegood is a character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series who first appears in Order of the Phoenix. She becomes part of the fan-coined "Silver Trio" with Ginny Weasley and Neville Longbottom, the "secondary" trio to Harry, Ron, and Hermione's "Golden Trio."

Canon Background

Luna is introduced as one of Ginny's classmates when Harry and his friends meet her on the train to Hogwarts. She is depicted as a rather odd person, and is shown to be an outcast who is called "Loony" by her peers. Luna is in Ravenclaw, and is thus assumed to be intelligent, though she is much more whimsical than book-smart like Hermione. She is known to hold strange beliefs and occasionally seems out of touch with reality, though she is shown to be quite capable and clever in her own way.

J. K. Rowling has stated that Luna eventually marries Rolf Scamander, a magizoologist and grandson of Newt Scamander. They have twin sons named Lorcan and Lysander.

See also: Luna Lovegood at the Harry Potter Lexicon.

Fan Response & Interpretation

Fan response to Luna's introduction in Order of the Phoenix was generally very positive. Many fans identify with her and admire her for her independence and bravery. One fan writes:

Her character just mesmerized me, everything about her was just astonishing; she was so caring even though she got teased by those who didn't understand her, but she never would let it get to her, showing just how strong of a character she was.[3]

Luna remains a popular character to cosplay, and it is common for fans to make fancrafts from knitted Ravenclaw scarves to Luna's raddish earings and bottlecap necklace.

In fanfiction, Luna is often featured as a secondary character, often serving as a plot device that helps two other characters get together. Stories that feature Luna as a main character often deal with experiences as an outcast at Hogwarts or her childhood and the death of her mother.

It's fairly common for fans on tumblr to headcanon Luna as transgender or non-binary[4], autistic, asexual, or some combination thereof.

Essays, Meta, & Discussion


Luna is a popular character to ship in all kinds of relationships.

Popular het pairings with Luna include:

Other het Luna pairings also exist, such as Luna/Draco, Snape/Luna (see snuna) and George/Luna (see georgeluna), but are less common. Luna/Rolf fanworks are also relatively uncommon.

A variety of femslash pairings are also popular—especially Ginny/Luna (see ginnyxluna) and Pansy/Luna—as are threesomes, including Harry/Hermione/Luna and Harry/Ginny/Luna (see flamingnargle).

Notable Fanworks


Harry never thought that he would ever need to use Luna's ten point plan to surviving a zombie attack. Harry/Luna



Resources & Communities

InsaneJournal Communities

LiveJournal Comuntiies

Deviantart Groups


  1. ^ a b "J.K. Rowling, A Year in the Life" Documentary. ITV1. 30 December 2007. Via the Harry Potter Lexicon entry on Luna Lovegood. (Accessed 21 October 2010.)
  2. ^ JKR has flip-flopped about potential Neville/Luna; see the Canonicity section at the Neville/Luna article.
  3. ^ Quite Extraordinary. About: Why Luna Lovegood? (Accessed 16 December 2011.)
  4. ^ Search results for Trans Luna Lovegood on tumblr, Archived version Accessed and archived September 6, 2020.