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Pius Thicknesse

Pius Thicknesse




  1. Pius Thicknesse served as the Minister for Magic under the influence of Lord Voldemort during the Second Wizarding War. His tenure is marked by the Ministry’s increasing oppression of Muggle-borns and the enforcement of Voldemort’s agenda under the guise of law and order.

Pius Thicknesse Biography & History

Pius Thicknesse was appointed as the Minister for Magic shortly before the full-scale takeover of the Ministry of Magic by Lord Voldemort’s forces. Initially serving as the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Thicknesse was placed under the Imperius Curse by Death Eaters, making him a puppet leader who unwittingly advanced Voldemort’s oppressive policies against Muggle-born witches and wizards and dissenters within the magical community.

Under his administration, the Ministry enacted severe laws that led to the wrongful persecution and imprisonment of many, significantly altering the landscape of the wizarding world and deepening the divisions within it. Thicknesse’s role as Minister was pivotal in legitimizing Voldemort’s reign of terror, showcasing the manipulation of political power for dark purposes.

The end of the Second Wizarding War saw the ousting of Pius Thicknesse and the restoration of a legitimate government committed to undoing the harm and division caused during his tenure.

Pius Thicknesse’s Magical Abilities & Skills

  • Law Enforcement: Prior to his manipulation by the Death Eaters, Thicknesse held a significant position within the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, indicating a level of competence and authority in magical law.
  • Under the Imperius Curse: While under the curse, Thicknesse was instrumental in enforcing Voldemort’s policies, highlighting the dangers of magical coercion in the wizarding world.

Pius Thicknesse References

1.) Pius Thicknesse – Harry Potter Fandom