What about Arabella Figs, any link to Crookshanks ?
In chapter 4-36 "The Parting of the Ways", a mrs Arabella Figs
is mentioned By Professor Dumbledore:
"Now I have work for each of you. Fudge's attitude, though not unexpected,
changes everything. Sirius, I need you to set off at once. You are to
alert Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg, Mundungus Fletcher -- the old crowd.
Lie low at Lupin's for a while; I will contact you there."
In chapter 1-2 "The Vanishing Glass" and chapter 4-7 Bagman
and Crouch we already saw a mrs Figgs. What's the story about her?
|| J.K. Rowling also confirmed
in an interview that Arabella Figg and Miss Figg, Harry's old babysitter
from the first Harry Potter book, are one in the same.
Of course this is something that will obviously
be explained in the upcoming Harry Potter book but many of us here
interpret this passage to mean that Arabella Figg was once a mighty
witch from the days when Voldermort was still in power and also
the main reason why Dumbledore sent Harry to live with the Dursley's
in the first place and also why he felt it to be safer for Harry
to continue to stay with the Dursley's, after Voldermort's second
rise to power, instead of with the Weasleys.
An interesting theory. J.K. Rowling
has also stated that the importance of all the cats mentioned in
the Harry Potter books, and there are quite a few - Professor McGonagall's
ability to turn herself into a cat, Miss Figg's affection for cats,
is what I can think of right off the top of my head.
As to her being an Animagus I cannot say,
although I would suspect not. Would Hermione have known since she
has seen the list of registered Animagus?) Would Miss Figgs have
traveled all that way just to wander around the castle disguised
as a cat? And how, exactly, would she have gotten there without
Harry ever noticing (in the third book we see that Professor Lupin
used the Hogwarts Express, as did the Dementors to get back and
forth from their homes to Hogwarts).
I am guessing, that Miss Figgs might be a
retired witch who either helped in the first fight against Voldermort
or who might have even been a teacher at Hogwarts. (Matt)
Miss Figg can't be the animagi of crookshanks,
Crookshanks is part Kneazle, and kneazle can't be animagi. (Shown
in the book Magical Creatures and where to find them) (Chase)
I really believe Arabella Figg is Harry's protector. While
I was reading book 1, I wondered how Harry could be so well adjusted
after being so abused. I think the reason is Mrs. Figg. We know chocolate
is an atidote from the effects of the dementors, it must be good for
self esteem too. When he was at her house, she made him eat dry chocolate
Don't forget about Mrs. Norris...She is also a cat.
And also at the Quidditch World Cup, the tent that Mr. Weasly borrowed
from Perkins, both, smelled and looked like Mrs. Arabella Figg's house...
I think that Mrs. Figg will either be an important member of
"the old crowd" or a new teacher at Hogwarts, if Fleur Delacour
isn't. She is probably Harry's Secret-Keeper, otherwise he'd be flattened
by now. Remember, Voldemort said that even he can't get to Harry when
he's at the Dursley's. PLUS: in the very beginning of the first book,
an owl fluttered past the Dursley's window
why would it go by
if there wasn't a witch or wizard in the neighbourhood? (Caroline
Arabella Figg could easy be related to Harry. By either parent,
but it is more likely that she is related to Lily that James. If Lily
Potter parently weren't really Muggle but they went into hidding but
they saw the Dark Lord gather power. They have two daughters one of
the is a witch (She just looks Muggle born) the other is a Squim that's
great it will only look like they have a muggle born witch. No one
will guess they're really magical. OR the OTher opposion is Lily mother
or Father was magical but the married a Muggle. Either way Arabella
Figg could easly be the sister of the magical parent. Another thing
to remeber is that both Lily and her sister are anmed for plants and
Figg is a type of plant, see the connection. (Sarah