Neville was born to Frank and Alice Longbottom on July 30, 1980, in the same ward as Harry Potter. When he was very young, his parents were tortured to insanity by Death Eaters (including Bellatrix Lestrange). He was then put into the care of his Grandmother, Augusta Longbottom.
Living with DangerEdit
Neville properly appears in the final chapter after Meghan finds his toad, Trevor, and returns it to him, subsequently meeting the Pack, and re-meeting Ron. He agrees to travel with them to Hogwarts.
Neville has brown hair, brown eyes, and a round face, resembling his mother Alice. He is the shortest of the Pride-boys and fairly stocky, but quite strong due to his physical training. The little finger on his left hand is missing its last joint due to an injury he received early in his fifth year, during the Pride's mission to rescue Meghan's friend Graham Pritchard from Death Eaters.
As the blood Heir of Hufflepuff, Neville can both control the growth of plants and communicate with them to some degree. He can also use the inherent magic of Hogwarts to render things difficult to see or hear ("whisper them invisible"), an ability he has used several times to assist the Pride on some errand of mischief. Other Heirs of the Founders seem to be able to see past this power with more ease than unrelated people. Perhaps fittingly, his Animagus form is a demiguise, an ape-like magical creature with silvery fur and the ability to vanish at will.
Neville's wand is made of cherry wood, eleven inches long, and has as its core a tail hair from the same unicorn which supplied Meghan Black's wand core. It took him some time to get used to it when he first received it in the middle of his third year, but he has adjusted, and now displays his native talent in Charms and Herbology to good effect.
Neville first learned to read music from Meghan, then was later taught to play the guitar by his father. He enjoys putting pieces together to make things add up into sensible order, and tends to keep the Pride on an even keel, with especial skill at mediating the endless squabbles between Ron and Draco. He also leads the artillery division of the DA and is an exceptional shot with a potion piece (modified Muggle water guns which fire various potion mixtures).