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There is a room in the Department of Mysteries that is kept locked at all times. It contains a force that is at once more wonderful and more terrible than death, than human intelligence, than the forces of nature. It is also, perhaps, the most mysterious of the many subjects for study that reside there. It is the power held within that room that you possess in such quantities and which Voldemort has not at all.
~ Albus Dumbledore, about Harry Potter's true powers that makes him diffrent from Lord Voldemort.
It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated
~ Albus Dumbledore, about the fight against evil
After all, to the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
~ Dumbledore to Harry Potter about death (Most famous quote)
It is our choices, Harry, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities
~ Dumbledore to Harry Potter about choices

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (born August 3, 1881 - died June 30, 1997) is the deutragonist of the Harry Potter series. He will be one of the main characters of the "Fantastic Beasts" series. He was the Transfiguration Professor, and later Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Professor Dumbledore also served as Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards (?–1995) and Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot (?–1995; 1996-1997). He was a half-blood wizard, the son of Percival and Kendra Dumbledore, and the elder brother of Aberforth and Ariana. His father died in Azkaban when Dumbledore was young, while his mother and sister were later accidentally killed. During his youth he and Gellert Grindelwald was searching for the Deathly Hallows (The Elder Wand, The Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility) to become "immortal" and invincible. This led to his sister's death when he and Gellert was duelling and a curse accidently killed Ariana. His early losses greatly affected him early on, even at his death, but in turn made him a better person.

Albus Dumbledore was considered to be the most powerful wizard of his time and quite possibly the greatest sorcerer of all time and most likely the most powerful magician ever seen in the series. He was most famous for his defeat of Gellert Grindelwald, the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with Nicolas Flamel.

It was through Dumbledore that resistance to the rise of Lord Voldemort was formed, as it was he who founded and led both the first and second Order of the Phoenix. Due to the fact that he had a keen mind and legendary power, Dumbledore became the only wizard that Voldemort ever feared. He was the wielder and the master of the Elder Wand from 1945 until 1997 and considered by many as the greatest Headmaster to ever grace Hogwarts. When Harry Potter arrived, Dumbledore took a personal interest in him and aided him many times during his years at Hogwarts. 

Unfortunately, after coming into possession of one of Voldemort's Horcruxes, the cursed ring of Marvolo Gaunt, he became fatally cursed. As he was about to die, he planned his own death with Severus Snape. He even appeared in Limbo (a plane of existence that exists between the real world and the afterlife) where he told Harry how he masterminded Voldemort's defeat by taking advantage of Voldemort's mistake by taking Harry's blood for his resurrection. This means that Harry's mother Lily's Sacrificial protection was still intact and that shielded Harry from a direct death and in the process that Harry was willing to sacrifice himself to save everybody, gave everybody a Sacrifical protection so Voldemort couldn't torture or kill them. Though Dumbledore was no longer alive at the time, it was through Dumbledore's machinations that Voldemort was ultimately defeated and peace was restored to the wizarding world. He is the only Headmaster that was laid to rest at Hogwarts. Albus Dumbledore's portrait still remains at Hogwarts.

He was last seen in Limbo by Harry, just after Harry asked him about if what he sees in Limbo is real or if it's just happening inside his head. In response, Dumbledore answers with "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" and than vanished into the afterlife.

Power and Abilities

Dumbledore is arguably the most powerful and intelligent sorcerer that will ever be seen in the "Harry Potter"series. His abillities are proven to be extradionary even in old age,having overpowered an entire group of Death Eaters and even almost defeated Lord Voldemort himself. Even in death,his abillities was what allowed Harry Potter to defeat Voldemort. At his prime,arguably the most impressive display of his unparalled abillities are his abillity to defeat the Elder Wand Wielding Gellert Grindelwald.

  • Magical Mastery : Dumbledore was an immensely powerful,skilled and knowledgeable sorcerer,considered to be the most powerful wizard of his time and possibly even the greatest wizard in history. Even at his student days,Dumbledore was already proven to possess ingeniously exceptional talent and prowess in Magic,being possibly the best student to ever enter the School and was quickly considered such by many after only his first year. He was skilled and powerful enough in his prime that he was able to defeat the Elder Wand Wielding Gellert Grindelwald in their duel,which was of such legendary proportions that it was perhaps the greatest duel ever fought between wizards,despite Grindelwald already being comparable to Lord Voldemort even without the wand. Even at his old age,Dumbledore was powerful enough that he was the only wizard Voldemort himself feared and considered a serious threat for his power and skill. Indeed,despite not fighting to kill,he managed to remain on equal grounds with the Dark Lord and was even able to gain the upper hand and force him to flee,altough he did have the aid of the Elder Wand,which somewhat upped his decreased power,altough still inferior to his prime.
  • Dueling : Dumbledore was an exceptionally proficient duelist,even at his old age,evidenced when he effortlessly captured dozens of powerful Death Eaters by himself and was able to fight on par with Voldemort and even gain the upper hand,forcing him to flee,something which only he has ever accomplished. He also effortlessly overpowered Fudge,Dawlish,Umbridge,and Kingsley with a single powerful explosion. Altough in these occasions he had the Elder Wand,it should also be noted that he was still not quite as strong as he was once before and he had no intention to kill his foes. Arguably,the most impressive testament and display of his extreme dueling skills was when he defeated the Elder Wand Wielding Gellert Grindelwald,despite Grindelwald's already incredible dueling skills being amplified.
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts : As evidenced by his abillity to match and even overpower a Dark Wizard of Lord Voldemort and Gellert Grindelwald's calibare,Dumbledore was exceptionally adept in Defense Against the Dark Arts. His abillities in this field allowed him to cast an extremely powerful defensive magic on Harry Potter that was capable of effectively holding off even Voldemort for years with the only loophole of the spell being that Harry is not protected outside the Dursleys and the spell would ultimately lift at the age of seventeen.
  • Healing Magic : Dumbledore was also highly skilled in Healing Magic,managing to supress the damage the Curse of the Horcrux Ring inflicted on him long enough for him to destroy it and be further treated by Snape,and easily heal a deep cut in his hand.
  • Care of Magical Creatures : Dumbledore was considerably capable and knowledgeable in handling magical creatures,such as Phoenixs,Centaurs,Thestrals,Merpeople,House Elves and Goblins. His abillities in this field was shown by his abillity to inspire undying loyalty from his Phoenix pet Fawkes and even respect from the Thestrals of Hogwarts,as evidenced by his ability to persuade Firenze to be the Divination Professor and convince the Thestrals to give him back Umbridge without being harmed,speak Mermish and Gobbledegook,communicate with the Merpeople of the Black Lake to learn the results of the Tournament. He also at times used Thestrals as transportation and kindly treated House Elves,being willing to hire Dobby and Winky after they were masterless and encourage Harry to respect Kreacher.
  • Charms : Dumbledore was extremely skilled in Charms,as his papers were published in the "Achievements of Charming" and he was able to cast a Disilusionment Charm so powerful that it effectively rendered him invinsible without needing an Invisibillity Cloak. He was capable of performing the extremely complex Fidelius Charm and was very adept with the Patronus Charm,able to cast a corporeal Patronus and develop a new paramater that allowed the user to communicate. He could also cast the Human Presence Revealing Spell with enough power to detect the presence of Invinsibillity Cloak users,without needing to speak the word or use a wand.
  • Wandless and Nonverbal Magic : Dumbledore was extremely skilled in both Wandless and Nonverbal Magic,enough that he could perform both silmutaneously despite they already being highly advanced and difficult to perform individually. He could achieve extradionary feats nonverbally such as conjuring thousands of sleeping bags. When dueling Voldemort,Dumbledore notably did not need to speak the incantation to perform all the powerful spells he used,which were all done to their full power. Dumbledore was also capable of wandlessly casting the Aresto Momentum Spell to stop Harry from falling and overcoming Voldemort's strong protections in the Cave. He could easily light candles with a wave of his hand. He also pushed Harry away when dueling Voldemort with a swift motion.
  • Potions : Dumbledore was also considerably capable in Potions, as his papers were published in the"Oblituary Potioneer". This also likely helped in his abillity to discover the twelve uses of Dragon Blood, proving he is also a capable alchemist.
  • Physical Appitudes : Less notably of Dumbledore's impressive abillities was his physical condition. Despite his old age and thin frame,Dumbledore showed stamina and physical prowess matching that of a young,fit,olympic athelete. His strength was great enough that Harry was surprised by it when Dumbledore lifted him off the ground with one hand. He was also considerably agile,managing to jump from a high cliff into a sea of water without losing balance. He showed surprisingly high levels of swimming capabillities that once again surprised Harry Potter.

Quotes

Albus Dumbledore is known for his inspirational and educational quotations.

Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all, those who live without love
“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.”
And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.
You think the dead we love ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
I am not worried, Harry. I am with you.
What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally the whole school knows.
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it
Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.
The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good and kind and brave because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.
Those that we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch. Paint and memory and love.
Love blind us.
Harry, there is never a perfect answer in this messy emotional world. Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your suffering. To suffer is as human to breathe.

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Trivia

  • In the Harry Potter films, Dumbledore was played by the late legendary actor Richard Harris in The Philosopher's Stone and The Chamber of Secrets, whilst Michael Gambon played him in the remaining films after Harris's death. In the upcoming sequel of Fantastic Best and Where to Find Them, he is set to be played the lengendary actor Jude Law.

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