Ron Weasley is a main character in J.K. Rowling's seven-novel Harry Potter series. He is one of Harry's two best friends, along with Hermione Granger. Ron is described as a gangly redhead with freckles. He has five older brothers (Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred and George Weasley) and one younger sister (Ginevra 'Ginny' Weasley). In the film adaptations of the novels (various directors), he is played by Rupert Grint.
Ron is Harry's first real friend, and they met between platforms 9 and 10 at King's Cross station. Their friendship is incredibly fast, to the point that not even the strongest magic of the Dark Lord is enough to break Ron's loyalty.
He is often a foil to Harry's destiny – an ordinary boy with an extra-ordinary friend – and supportive and loyal to Harry to the end, although he does have to overcome periods of jealousy. He also foils Hermione's know-it-all propensity by being a little bit boneheaded – just as a teenage boy ought to be. But underneath his sincere, emotion-driven, Chudley Cannons–loving, mother-smothered exterior is an overwhelmingly brave and very clever and intelligent young man. He is a master chess player, a team player, and a fierce and loyal fighter.
He is canonically paired with Hermione Granger, and their relationship takes almost the full run of the book series to develop. He went to the Yule Ball with Padma Patil, but did not once dance with her.
Ron Weasley seems to be disliked by many badficcers, especially by particularly rabid 'Harmonian' shippers who were upset when Hermione ended up with him instead of Harry. He's also seen as an obstacle by Mary Sues who want to worm their way into his place as Harry's best friend and by bad slashers who want to write improbable pairings with his friends and relatives, such as Harry/Draco or Hermione/Ginny.
Therefore, he is often bashed like a red-haired piñata, mischaracterised as far less intelligent, loyal, and strong than he really is so the author has an excuse to discredit him in the eyes of his friends. Sometimes this is taken so far as to make him downright evil, in which case he may become Ron the Death Eater. Other times, he may become part of the two-headed bit character Ron-and-Hermione or written out of the story entirely.
Because he is disliked or disregarded by many Suvians, he is known for his incredible Sue-resistance, almost always acting hostile toward them, pointing out logical errors, and refusing at all costs to give in. If found to be resisting Suefluence in a badfic, he should be approached by agents in need of an ally, since he would be all too eager to help get rid of the Sue messing up his friends.
His sister Ginny is also occasionally able to resist, but the resistance runs strongest in her brother.
PPC Missions Featuring This Character
Listed in chronological order according to when they take place on the HQ Standard Timeline, as near as can be determined.
- 'Harry Potter and the One Ring of Power' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agent Architeuthis (Intel), June
- 'A Time to Love, a Time to Fly', Agents Aria and Polaris (DMS - HP), August
- 'Two Worlds' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agents Jay Thorntree and Acacia Byrd (DIC), August
- 'Dancing With Fireflies', Agents Aria and Polaris (DMS - HP), c. October
- Agents BriRi and Melissa (DMS - HP), c. January
- 'The HP Series', Agents Magnolia and Myfanwy (DMS - HP), January
- 'Attack on Potter-verse: Clear Stream', Agents Krishna and Serenity (DMS), c. August
- 'By My Side', Agents Ekwy Fields, Milano Cricket and Nea Forrest (DMS - HP), late year
- 'By Those He Trusted', Agents Dee and Milask (DBS - HP) with Agent Taboo (DBS - MPreg) c. December
- 'The Protector of Hogwarts', Agents Ekwy Fields, Milano Cricket and Nea Forrest (DMS - HP), early year
- 'Pain and Regrets, Power and Battle', Agent Dafydd Illian (DOGA) with Agent Vemi Fincaran (DMS), April 17
- 'Middle-earth Meets Hogwarts' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agents Twain and Jeanlily (DMS), c. 2004
- 'Prophecies', Agents Flip Finley and Rez Montrose (DF), September
- Agents Jenn Wren and Nel Lemon (DMS - HP), September
- 'The Elf from…Hogwrats?' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agents Manx and Shadow (DF), c. mid year
- 'Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls', Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Agents Laburnum and Foxglove (DMS) with Agents Stormsong and Skyfire (DBS), November
- 'They Did What with a Baseball Bat?', Agents Laburnum and Foxglove (DMS), November
- 'Harry Potter and the Dragonriders of Pern' (crossover with Dragonriders of Pern), Agents Supernumerary and Ilraen-Aroline-Fothergill (DIC) with Nurse Jennifer Robinson (FicPsych) and Agents Sedri, Lunac, Maria Falcone, and Circe, March 11
- 'To the Moon', Part 1, Part 2, Agents Trojanhorse and Paddlebrains (DBS), June
- 'Thesuperfunnymynoseisrunnyextracrazystory', Agents Tawaki Penguin and Dustin O'Grady (DTO), September
- 'Inconceivable Conceptions', Agents Teek Virtanen and Crelmos (DF), September/October
- 'Learning the Knots' (crossover with Naruto), Agents Key and Hawthorne (DIC), November
- 'avala black An American at Hogwarts', Agents Julius Riddick and Leila Asher (DMS - HP), May
- 'What If?' Part 1, Part 2, Agents Ian and Lee (DMS), July
- Diptych: 'Secret Agents' and 'Cosmic Love', Agents Supernumerary and Ilraen (DIC), early summer
- 'Dirty Rotten Cowards' (crossover with Stargate Atlantis), Agents Mark Sienna and Maria Nightingale (DF) with Agents Eusabius and Florestan (DIC), July
- 'Harry Potter the Death Eater', Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Agents Kirill and Zug (DF), August
- '"The Making of a Queen," a.k.a. The raison d’être' (crossover with Labyrinth), Agents Mittens and the Radioactive Moss Creature (DF), October
- '"Smells of Rose" a.k.a. The Enemy of My Enemy' (crossover with Labyrinth), Agents James Vulpes and Saxo Cruore (DF), November
- 'A Girl Out of Time' (NSFW, crossover with Doctor Who), Agents Eledhwen and Christianne (DMS) with the Disentangler and the Agent (DIC), April
- 'A Stint Into WhatThe', Agents Rina Dives and Randa Roan (DMS), December
- 'When Stus Stalk Sues', Agents Rina Dives and Randa Roan (DMS), December
- 'Back Into WhatThe', Agents Rina Dives and Zeb (DMS), February
- 'Harry+Draco+Snape? This Doesn't Add Up at All!', Agents Doom/Gloom and Carry Onin (DF), February
- The Girl Who Lived Series, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Agents Rina Dives and Zeb (DMS), February–March
- 'Misophist' (crossover with Doctor Who), Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) with Agents Rina and Zeb (DMS), April
- 'Of Effing WHAT!?', Agents Valon Vance and Kala Jeng (DF), April
- 'Of Slashy Stus', Agents Valon Vance and Kala Jeng (DF), May
- 'Snake Eyes', Agents Falchion and Velociripper (DF), May
- 'So Much for Subtlety', Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) with Agents Rina and Zeb (DMS) and Technician Corolla (DoSAT), May
- 'Little Rascal' (crossover with Thunderbirds), Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF), June
- 'Little Miss Mary', Agents Rina and Zeb (DMS), August
- 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' (crossover with SMITE), Agents Cupid Carmine and Sarah Katherine Squall (DIC) with Agent Backslash (DMS - VGD), August 30
- 'Spring Cleaning', Agents Zeb and Dawn McKenna (DMS), September
- 'Irregular Apocalypse', Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) with Agent Aviator (DMS), October
- 'Shoot Them Later' (technically a crossover with Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha), Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) with Agent Aviator (DMS), November
- 'Full Metal and the Hogwarts Mishap' (crossover with Fullmetal Alchemist), Agents Supernumerary and Ilraen (DIC), February
- 'Deep End', Agents Ix and Charlotte Webb (ESAS), March
- 'Babies, Babies Everywhere', Agents Aviator and Zeb (DMS) with Agent Dawn McKenna (DMS), June 10
- 'Curiosity Killed the Cat', Agents Aviator and Zeb (DMS), June
- 'Unwildest Dreams', Agents Ix and Charlotte Webb (ESAS), July
- 'Love's Labour Lust', Agents Ix and Charlotte Webb (ESAS) with Agents Michael and Apecian (DF), July
- 'Only Sue', Agents Edward Stone and Katarina Eagle (DMS - HP), July
- 'The Heir of the Phoenix', Agents Peregrin and Taq (DMS), July