Molly Weasley

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Name: Molly Weasley, née Prewett
Occupation: Mother
Title/Rank: Gryffindor House
Location: The Burrow (Ottery St. Catchpole, Britain)
Status: pure-blood
Relationships: Arthur Weasley (husband)
Bill Weasley (son)
Charlie Weasley (son)
Percy Weasley (son)
Fred and George Weasley (sons)
Ron Weasley (son)
Ginny Weasley (daughter)
Weasley clan (various in-laws and grandkids)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Other: born October 30, c. 1950[1]
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Not my daughter you, bitch! by RaRo81 illustrates Molly's highly memed moment.

Molly Weasley is a mother of seven, including Ron Weasley (Harry's best friend) and Ginny Weasley (Harry's future wife) in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books. She is an overprotective woman, dedicated to her family. Molly becomes a mother figure for Harry from her first introduction, when she helps Harry get through the barrier to track 9 3/4. She is married to Arthur Weasley.

In fanfiction, she is usually paired with her husband and is only rarely paired with other characters.

A subset of fanfiction stories portray Molly as a negative character, referred to as character bashing. This is sometimes paired with negative portrayals of her daughter Ginny Weasley, where Molly and Ginny plot for Ginny to marry Harry Potter to have access to, or even control, his (assumed) fortune.

Molly’s line in The Deathly Hallows, “Not my daughter, you bitch!” has been thoroughly memeified, even outside of fannish circles, and features frequently in fanart of the character.


Perhaps in response to such criticism, J.K. Rowling stated in a post-Deathly Hallows interview that she had picked Molly to kill Bellatrix because she wanted to "show that because a woman had dedicated herself to her family does not mean that she doesn't have a lot of other talents" and because "Molly was really an amazing exemplar of maternal love".[3]

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.





Negative Portrayals

  • Darkly Loyal by Keira Marcos -- Harry/Hermione/Draco -- negative portrayal of most of the Weasley family; Molly is a dark character in this story

For more examples of negative portrayals, AO3 has a Molly Weasley Bashing tag.



Archives & Links


  1. ^ J.K.Rowling Official Site. 4 October 2003. Archived at the Harry Potter Lexicon: Guide to - Birthdays. (Accessed 28 March 2011.)
  2. ^ Linda Lowen. Is Harry Potter Feminist with Strong Female Role Models for Girls? 14 July 2011. (Accessed 25 October 2011.)
  3. ^ The Leaky Cauldron. J. K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall Reveals Dumbledore is Gay; Neville Marries Hannah Abbott, and Much More. 20 October 2007. (Accessed 29 August 2012.)