In Hogwarts Legacy, you'll meet lots of new characters and personalities you may not recognize from other Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stories. That being said, there are names you will recognize, as many of the people at the school are related to and have had interactions with characters you know. One of the most important characters is the Headmaster, who has a bond with Harry. Here's what you need to know about who is the headmaster of Hogwarts Legacy.
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Who is Phineas Nigellus Black in Hogwarts Legacy?
When Black first started at Hogwarts, he was a teacher in an unfamiliar class and didn't like dealing with students. Later, he would be pressured by the Ministry of Magic to accept the position of Headmaster, and he continued to look down on students, especially those who were not pureblood wizards.
Phineas died in 1925, and like other Headmasters, he had a portrait placed in the Headmaster's office so that he could offer his advice to people who would later take on the role, such as Albus Dumbledore. Phineas didn't like Dumbledore because of the respect he showed for Muggles. He would often attack everyone and not help, though he delivered an important message from Dumbledore to Sirius at the Black house in the Order of the Phoenix book that would end up saving Arthur Weasley's life.
Phineas Black also appears in the Deathly Hallows book, when Harry, Ron, and Hermione take his portrait with them to find out what's going on at the school while they search for Horcruxes. However, he betrays them and reveals his location.
In general, Phineas Nigellus Black is an easy person to dislike. He discriminates against certain kinds of people who are just trying to live their lives and in the long run everyone despises him for it. He reminds you of a certain author, huh?