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  • Aberforth DumbledoreAbeforth Dumbledore was a British wizard and the brother of the Headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore. Abeforth owned the Hog's Head pub in Hogsmeade.
  • AccioAccio, or the Summoning Charm, is a spell in the Harry Potter universe used to summon objects towards the one who is casting it. It is beneficial for summoning any object that is out of one's reach.
  • Acid PopsAcid Pops are a type of sweet in the magical world that are similar to lollipops from the real world. They are known to literally burn a hole in the tongue of the person eating them.
  • AconiteAconite, also known as Monkshood or Wolfsbane is a plant with several healing properties. This plant was also found in the muggle world.
  • AcromantulaAcromantulas are huge magical spiders native to the dense forests of places like Borneo. They are known to have eight eyes, and eight legs, which are black, hairy and gigantic in size.
  • Aeron GreyjoyAfter becoming a priest, Aeron Greyjoy leaves the politics of the Iron Islands and focuses on serving the Drowned God.
  • Airstrip OneIn George Orwell’s 1984, Airstrip One is a province. It is part of the larger nation of Oceania. 
  • AlchemyAlchemy is a discipline in the Harry Potter Universe which studied the properties of the four basic elements and used them to create valuable substances.
  • Alliser ThorneSer Alliser Thorne is the master-at-arms of Castle Black and a former knight of House Thorne. He comes from House Thorne, a noble house from the Crownlands. Coming from a family sworn to the Targaryens, he fought on the side of House Targaryen during Robert's Rebellion.
  • AlohomoraAlohomora, also known as the Unlocking Charm is a spell used by wizards and witches in the Harry Potter universe to open a lock. It is first seen when Hermione uses it to open the lock on a door to escape the caretaker, Argus Filch.
  • Alys KarstarkAs a beautiful girl, Alys Karstark got tasked by her father to sway Robb towards wanting her when she initially visited Winterfell.
  • AndalsThe Andals are one of the primary cultural groups of humans in Westeros. They originated from Essos and migrated across the Narrow Sea.
  • Andromeda TonksAndromeda Tonks was a British Witch who studied in Hogwarts. Her father was Cygnus Black, an important member of the Black family. Her mother was Druella Black (née Rosier). She is known mainly for being the mother of the Auror Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter series.
  • AnimagusAn Animagus is a witch or wizard who could take the form of an animal at will and come back to the human form whenever needed.
  • ApareciumAparecium, or the Revealing Charm, was a spell in the Harry Potter universe that revealed messages written with secret ink or invisible ink.
  • ApparitionThe act of apparating or apparition is a means of transport through which magical beings teleport from one point in space to another with the help of magic.
  • ArakhAn Arakh is a traditional fighting weapon used by the Dothraki in Essos. As a half sword and half scythe, it gets used by riders on horseback.
  • ArenaThe arena is the treacherous site of the Hunger Games. Transforming into a new landscape every year, the arena poses new and dangerous challenges to the tributes of the Hunger Games.
  • Areo HotahAreo Hotah is a calm yet deviously calculating man who judges his opponent by how they act and react to the world.
  • Arianne MartellArianne Martell is the eldest daughter of Prince Doran Martell, the ruling prince of Dorne, and Lady Mellario of the Free City of Norvos.
  • ArithmancyArithmancy was a magical discipline in the wizarding world that dealt with the study of the magical properties of numbers.
  • Arya StarkFrom becoming a boy to joining a league of assassins, Arya Stark's journeys made her grow to become a cunning, brutal, and relentless girl.
  • AstaporAstapor is an ancient independent city-state known for slavery. The Red City was founded before the Valyrian Freehold and outlived two empires.
  • Astoria GreengrassAstoria Malfoy (née Greengrass) was a Pure-blood witch who was married to Draco Malfoy and was the mother of Scorpius Malfoy. She died in 2019 due to a blood curse.
  • AstronomyAstronomy is a discipline taught in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Like Muggle Astronomy, this discipline deals with the study of stars and the skies.
  • Astronomy TowerThe Astronomy Tower in the Harry Potter series is a part of Hogwarts Castle. Students used it to study the skies and the movements of the stars and planets.
  • AurorAurors are elite ministry officials assigned with the task of catching dark wizards and preventing dark magic and any other magical crimes.
  • AvoxAn Avox is a person who has been punished by the government of Panem for rebellion, treachery, or desertion.
  • Axlotl TanksAxlotl Tanks are an invention of the Tleilaxu, who are masters at genetic engineering. The Tanks are living beings capable of producing a living human from the cells of cadavers.
  • AzkabanAzkaban was a large establishment that served as a high-security prison for the magical community of Britain. Living in Azkaban was considered very scary and dangerous as it was guarded by strange creatures called Dementors.
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  • BalisetThe baliset is a nine-stringed musical instrument played in ‘Dune', which is played by strumming strings.
  • Balon GreyjoyAs an ironborn prodigy, Balon Greyjoybecame the captain of his ship at 17. However, his cruelty and bitterness cost him everything.
  • BaronThe Baron is a title that got used by the leader of the House of Harkonnen in Dune.
  • BasiliskA Basilisk is a giant snake and a magical beast that is mainl associated with the dark arts and dark wizards.
  • Bat-Bogey HexThe Bat-Bogey Hex is a hex used to turn the bogies of the victim of the curse into bats and make them fly out of their nose, thereby causing them discomfort.
  • Bathilda BagshotBathilda Bagshot was a celebrated historian, witch and author in the world of magic in the Harry Potter series. She was the author of "A History of Magic", a prescribed textbook in Hogwarts.
  • BeaterA beater is a member of a Quidditch team assigned with the task of beating the Bludgers towards the players of the opponent team and protecting their players from Bludgers.
  • Beauxbatons Academy of MagicBeauxbatons Academy of Magic is a school for wizards and witches located in the Pyrenees Mountains in Southern France.
  • Bene GesseritThe Bene Gesserit is a matriarchal order whose members train their physical and mental abilities to get supernatural powers, which they use in political and lineage control.
  • Benjen StarkBenjen Stark's skills and fierceness made him a thorn in the wildlings' flesh. Mance Rayder travels to Winterfell to study him.
  • Bertie Bott's Every Flavour BeansBertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans is an assortment of sweets equivalent to muggle jellybeans. However, these beans are of almost every flavour imaginable.
  • BezoarA bezoar is a hard stone-like substance usually found lodged in the stomach of a goat. It is used extensively in the Harry Potter universe to make antidotes for a wide variety of toxins and poisons.
  • Big BrotherBig Brother is a character and symbol from George Orwell’s '1984.' He is the leader of Oceania. 
  • Black ForestThe Black Forest is a forest in Germany in the Harry Potter universe known to be a dwelling for vampires and many other magical creatures.
  • Blast-Ended SkrewtsBlast-Ended Skrewts are rare magical creatures that grow up to ten feet long. They are hybrids of Manticores and Fire Crabs and were first bred by Hagrid for the Triwizard Tournament.
  • Blood BlisterpodBlood Blisterpod is believed to be a pod that is an essential ingredient in Nosebleed Nougat, although many also believe that Blood Blisterpod is synonymous with Nosebleed Nougat, which is a sweet manufactured by the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
  • Blood-Flavoured LollipopBlood-flavoured lollipops were a sweet sold in Honeydukes Sweet Shop in Hogsmeade. They were available in the 'unusual tastes' section of Honeydukes sweetshop in Hogsmeade and tasted like blood.
  • BloodbathThe bloodbath is a gory event that takes place at the beginning of every Hunger Games. Most often, a large number of tributes are killed in pursuit of weapons and supplies during the bloodbath.
  • BludgerA Bludger was the ball used in the game of Quidditch to be hit onto the players of the opponent teams. Beaters specifically hit Bludgers in a game with the help of a club.
  • BoggartA Boggart is a shape-shifting being that took the form of one's worst fear immediately after being encountered. Its true form was unknown as it would always shift its shape as soon as it encountered someone.
  • Borgin and BurkesBorgin and Burkes is an antique dealing shop in Knockturn Alley, known for its wide range of Dark Magical items and several heirlooms and artefacts of renown.
  • BowtruckleBowtruckles are magical beings which resemble a plant in most ways but are mobile and active in their natural habitat. Bowtruckles are found residing in trees and are said to guard them against anyone who threatens their survival.
  • Broomstick Servicing KitThe Broomstick Servicing Kit was an assortment of items and tools used to service flying broomsticks in the magical world of Harry Potter.
  • Bubble-head CharmThe Bubble-head Charm is a charm cast by a wizard or witch usually upon themselves, to help them breathe underwater by creating a bubble-like structure around their face that prevents water from entering.
  • BubotuberThe Bubotuber was a magical plant that like a potato, grew as a tuber. The part that grew outside the ground resembled a thick large black slug.
  • BuckbeakBuckbeak was a Hippogriff in the Harry Potter universe who was taken care of by Hagrid until he was wrongfully accused of being violent by Lucius Malfoy.
  • ButterbeerButterbeer is an alcoholic beverage available in the Harry Potter universe that is especially seen in The Three Broomsticks, a popular inn in Hogsmeade.
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  • Caesar FlickermanCaesar Flickerman is the host of the Hunger Games interviews and the Capitol TV presenter.
  • Career TributesCareer Tributes, known simply as "the Careers" are tributes who train throughout their lives to participate in the Hunger Games.
  • Casterly RockCasterly Rock is the seat of House Lannister. It has a deep history dating to the era of the Children, the First Men, and the Andals.
  • Charity BurbageCharity Burbage was a British witch and the Professor of Muggle Studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • ChettChett was a steward of the Night's Watch. Before taking the black, he was the son of a leechman in the Riverlands.
  • Children of the ForestThe Children of the Forest are a non-human race who were the original inhabitants of Westeros before the arrival of the First Men.
  • CHOAMCHOAM stands for Combine Honnete Ober Advancer Mercantiles. It is an organization responsible for Melange distribution across the universe.
  • ColdhandsColdhands is a mysterious unknown figure from beyond the Wall. Though his real name is not known, he was nicknamed Coldhands by Sam.
  • CornucopiaThe Cornucopia in 'The Hunger Games' is a giant horn filled with all kinds of food in the center of the arena for the tributes to fight over.
  • Cruciatus CurseThe Cruciatus Curse is one of the three Unforgivable Curses which is banned from use by the Ministry of Magic. It is a very painful curse to experience as it tortures the person undergoing it both mentally and physically.
  • CrysknifeA Crysknife is a knife whose blade comes from the tooth of a dead Sandworm.
  • CymekA Cymek was once a human who became a Thinking Machine by losing their human body for mechanical bodies.
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  • Dagmer CleftjawDagmer Cleftjaw is a minor character in A Song of Ice and Fire novels whose role is crucial in the events in the North.
  • Davos SeaworthSer Davos Seaworth is a former smuggler. Because of his contribution to Robert's Rebellion, he became one of Stannis's most trusted men.
  • Department of Magical Law EnforcementThe Department of Magical Law Enforcement was the largest department in the Ministry of Magic. It dealt with lawmaking and the upkeeping of wizarding laws and regulations.
  • District 12District 12 is the smallest and the poorest district among the 13 districts of the nation of Panem.
  • District 13District 13 is one of the districts of the nation of Panem. It acted as an independent nation for 75 years before the Second Rebellion.
  • DoreahFound in a pleasure house at nine, Doreah became a crucial influence on young Daenerys.
  • DoublethinkThe term “doublethink,” as first seen in George Orwell’s '1984,' is used to describe one’s capacity to hold two contradictory beliefs at one time.
  • Draco Dormiens Nunquam TitillandusDraco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus is the motto of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is a Latin phrase which translates to "Never tickle a sleeping dragon".
  • Draught of Living DeathThe Draught of Living Death is one of the most potent potions strong enough to put someone to sleep perpetually. It is prepared through a very arduous process and requires skills to master preparation.
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  • Eddard StarkEddard Stark believed in honor. Though in a cruel world, he remained a man of great character; this led to his death.
  • Edmure TullyEdmure Tully's actions greatly influenced the War of the Five Kings and indirectly led to Robb Stark's defeat.
  • EscortAn escort is a citizen of the Capitol appointed to take care of the tributes' schedules during the Hunger Games.
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  • Face DancerFace dancers appear in the 'Dune' series by Frank Herbert. A Face Dancer is a Tleilaxu member who can shapeshift into another person.
  • FaufreluchesFaufreluches is a term used to describe the class system adopted by the Imperium of the old empire.
  • FedaykinThe Fedaykin are a group of guerillas Fremen fighters who became the personal guards of Paul Atreides.
  • Fish SpeakersThe Fish speakers are a military force comprised only of women that serve the God-emperor, Leto II Atreides.
  • Floating FortressThe floating fortress is a military base mentioned in George Orwell’s '1984.' These are stations that Oceania uses to protect its territories or encroach on lands that belong to Eastasia and Eurasia. 
  • FoxfaceFoxface is the District 5 female tribute in the 74th Hunger Games. Nicknamed "Foxface" by Katniss, she was extremely clever and placed fourth in the Games.
  • FremenThe Fremen are a group of humans living on the desert planet Arrakis, home to the Sandworms who produce Melange.
  • Fremen JihadThe Fremen Jihad is a battle fought by the Fremen after the defeat of Emperor Shaddam IV. The Jihad saw the widespread of the Fremen’s religion throughout the entire universe.
  • FutarsFutars are the genetic hybrids of human and feline species. The Futars were created with the sole purpose of hunting and destroying the Honored Matres.
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  • GalachGalach was the official language of the Imperium in ‘Dune.’ Derived from the ancient languages of Earth, the language got spoken and written in many dialects.
  • GholaA Ghola is an artificially created being that gets replicated from the dead cells of its human body.
  • GlimmerGlimmer is the District 1 female tribute during the 74th Hunger Games. She is tall, blonde, and beautiful and is a part of the Career Pack.
  • GlossGloss is the male Victor from District 1 of three 63rd Hunger Games. He was also reaped into the 75th Hunger Games along with his sister, Cashmere.
  • Godric GryffindorGodric Gryffindor was a wizard and was among the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Gryffindor house was named after him in his honour.
  • Golden SnitchThe Golden Snitch is the smallest ball among the three balls used during Quidditch, the other two being the Quaffle and the Bludger.
  • GrennGrenn is a ranger of the Night's Watch, a friend to Jon Snow, Sam, and Pyp. He rises to become one of the best fighters at Castle Black.
  • Gringotts BankThe Gringotts Wizarding Bank is one of the most popular landmarks in Magical London. It was a bank for witches and wizards in Great Britain.
  • Guild NavigatorA Guild Navigator is a senior-ranked member of the spacing guild responsible for navigating interstellar space in starships known as Heighliners.
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  • Hand of the KingThe Hand of the King is the highest appointed position in Westeros. As the king's closest adviser, he possesses power only rivaled by the king.
  • Hannah AbbottHannah Abbott was a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was sorted into the Hufflepuff house and joined Hogwarts in the same year as Harry Potter.
  • HarrenhalHarrenhal holds the title of the largest castle in the seven kingdoms. Its sheer size made it a wonder of Westeros until its destruction.
  • Harry PotterHarry Potter is probably one of the bravest characters to ever exist in the history of children's literature. Despite being brought up in a non-magic family for a major period of his early life, Harry went on to defeat one of the strongest dark wizards to ever have lived.
  • Hate WeekHate Week is a week of events that are designed to make the citizens of Oceania feel as much hate as possible towards certain enemies in George Orwell’s '1984.' 
  • Hermione GrangerHermione Granger is one of the brightest and most talented students Hogwarts has ever seen and is a very close friend of Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley.
  • HippogriffHippogriffs are magical beasts in the Harry Potter universe that resembled both an eagle and a horse through their distinct bodily features.
  • Hizdahr zo LoraqHizdahr zo Loraq, Fourteenth of That Noble Name, is a noble of Ghsicari descent living in Meereen. He is one of the city's wealthiest.
  • HodorHodor is a stableboy serving House Stark at Winterfell. He is a giant with little intellectual capabilities.
  • HogsmeadeHogsmeade is a small village in Britain where the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is situated. It is an all-wizarding village, and Muggles have no access to it.
  • Hogwarts Great HallThe Great Hall was the main area of assembly for all the members residing in Hogwarts Castle. It was situated beyond the Entrance Hall behind a large door which opened into it.
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and WizardryJ.K. Rowling's Harry Potter is a global phenomenon. The school of Hogwarts is the setting for the majority of the Harry Potter books and movies. We take a closer look at Hogwarts here.
  • Honored MatresThe Honored Matres are an aggressive matriarchal order that arose after the death of the God-emperor, Leto II, and are obsessed with power and dominance.
  • House FreyHouse Frey is a noble house in Westeros. With its seat of power at the Twins, it becomes crucial in Robb Stark's cause against the Lannisters.
  • House GreyjoyHouse Greyjoy is one of the great houses in Westeros. With its seat on the Island of Pyke, it has rivaled many houses for power over centuries.
  • House MartellWith the term Nymeros coming from their Rhoynish descent, House Martell has a culture not revolving around the conscripts of gender roles.
  • House TullyAfter Rhaegar kidnapped Lyanna Stark, Robert incited a rebellion, and with help from House Tully, he marched against King Aerys II Targaryen.
  • House VelaryonHouse Velaryon is an ancient house in the Crownlands that traces its origins back to the Valyrian Freehold.
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  • Illyrio MopatisOnce a poor bravo, Illyrio Mopatis rose to become one of the wealthiest people in Pentos. Learn more about his story.
  • Ilyn PayneSer Ilyn Payne is a member of House Payne, the King's Justice, and royal executioner. He is Podrick Payne's cousin.
  • ImperiumThe Imperium is a term that refers to the old galactic padishah empire. It was the governing body that maintained law and order throughout the universe after the events of the Butlerian Jihad.
  • INGSOCINGSOC, or English Socialism, is the totalitarian political party of Oceania, in George Orwell’s '1984.'  
  • Inner PartyThe Inner Party is the top two percent of citizens from Oceania in George Orwell’s 1984. 
  • Invisibility CloakThe Invisibility Cloak that Harry Potter possesses is a very ancient magical object that is considered along with the Resurrection Stone and the Elder Wand to comprise the Deathly Hallows.
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  • JabberjayJabberjays are genetically engineered birds that were created by the Capitol to spy on the rebels during the First Rebellion.
  • James Sirius PotterJames Sirius Potter was the eldest son of Harry Potter and Ginny Potter (née Weasley). He was named after his paternal grandfather James Potter and his best friend, Sirius Black.
  • Jaqen H'gharJaqen H'ghar is a Lorathi sellsword taken by Yoren to join the Night's Watch. It gets revealed that he is a messenger of death, a Faceless Man.
  • Jeyne PooleJeyne Poole is Vayon Poole's daughter, Winterfell's steward, and the friend of Sansa Stark.
  • Jeyne WesterlingJeyne Westerling is the eldest daughter of Lord Gawen Westerling and Lady Sybell Spicer.
  • Johanna MasonJohanna Mason from District 7 is the Victor of the 71st Hunger Games and the female tribute in the Third Quarter Quell (the 75th Hunger Games).
  • Jojen ReedJojen Reed is a young boy from House Reed. He was born in Greywater Watch and is the son of Lord Howland Reed.
  • Jon ConningtonJon Connington: A knight from a time past, a lord who fell, but began a journey to redemption. Learn more about the Lord of Griffin's Roost.
  • Jorah MormontJorah: an exiled knight running from his past, seeking solace in a continent far from home. Learn more about Jorah Mormont.
  • Jory CasselJory Cassel is the Captain of the Guards for House Stark of Winterfell and the nephew of Ser Rodrik Cassel, the master-at-arms of Winterfell.
  • Junior Anti-Sex LeagueThe Junior Anti-Sex League is a fictional organization featured in George Orwell’s '1984' that's working to end all sexual intercourse.
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  • KanlyThe act of Kanly is the execution of a feud or fight under the rules of the Great Convention.
  • Katniss EverdeenKatniss Everdeen is the protagonist of the Hunger Games trilogy authored by Suzanne Collins. Fierce and independent, she is the heroine that emerges victorious against all odds in the 74th Hunger Games and sparks the fire of rebellion amongst the districts.
  • Khal DrogoKhal Drogo: A brutal warlord feared throughout the Dothraki Sea, destroying everything in his wake for the sake of a child and a queen.
  • KneazleA Kneazle is a magical being, specifically a beast that closely resembles cats found in the Muggle world. Kneazles had slight distinctions in appearance from cats especially because of their pointy ears.
  • KralizecKralizec is the ultimate battle at the end of the universe that was foreseen by the Kwisatz Haderach, Paul and Leto II Atreides.
  • Kwisatz HaderachThe Kwisatz Haderach is a male Bene Gesserit capable of unlocking the genetic memory of both his female and male ancestry.
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  • LandsraadThe Landsraad is an organization in Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ responsible for being the umbrella body representative of all the Noble Houses of the Imperium.
  • LasgunThe Lasgun was a weapon that got used in the Imperium. It was a weapon that shot continuous-wave lasers at a target.
  • Lily Luna PotterLily Luna Potter was the youngest and only daughter of Harry Potter and Ginny Potter (née Weasley). She was around two years younger than Albus Severus Potter and four years younger than James Sirius Potter.
  • Lord VoldemortLord Voldemort was a dark wizard and the prime antagonist of the Harry Potter series. He was born Tom Riddle but changed his name to Lord Voldemort as he gained power.
  • Ludo BagmanLudovic "Ludo" Bagman was a British Wizard, Quidditch player and the Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports in the Ministry of Magic.
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  • Maester CressenMaester Cressen is a maester serving Stannis Baratheon at Dragonstone. He deeply cared for Stannis and lost his life trying to protect him.
  • Maester LuwinMaester Luwin is a maester of the Citadel in service of House Stark of Winterfell. He was crucial in the events in the North.
  • Maester PycelleThough one of the wisest maesters in the seven kingdoms, Grand Maester Pycelle, destroyed himself by playing the game of thrones.
  • Maggy the FrogMaggy the Frog was a woman from Lannisport who was a fortune teller. She was an expert in curses and love portions.
  • MahdiMahdi was the name used by the Fremen to describe their savior according to the messianic legend introduced by the Bene Gesserit.
  • Mance RayderMance Rayder is the King of the wildlings and lives beyond the Wall. Formerly a man of the Night's Watch, he abandons his vows and travels beyond Castle Black to unite the various tribes of wildlings scattered up North.
  • MandrakeMandrakes are magical plants that grow underground in the Harry Potter universe. They are used to treat people who are petrified. The cry of the Mandrake is considered fatal for anyone who hears it.
  • Marauder's MapThe Marauder's Map was a map that was capable of revealing almost all the details surrounding Hogwarts castle including the names of the people and their positions within the castle.
  • Marcus BelbyMarcus Belby was a wizard and a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1990 to 1997. He was sorted into Ravenclaw House.
  • MarvelMarvel is the District 1 male tribute in the 74th Hunger Games. Highly skilled with spears, Marvel is one of the deadliest tributes in the arena.
  • Master of CoinBesides advising the king on budget allocation, the master of coin is responsible for providing money for funding the government.
  • Meera ReedMeera Reed is a member of House Reed and is the daughter of Howland Reed. She is Jojen Reed's older sister.
  • Melange (Spice)Melange is a narcotic with psychedelic properties that enhance mental capabilities and youth.
  • Memory HoleThe memory hole is a term that comes from George Orwell’s 1984. It refers to a hole in the wall into which paper and photographs are destroyed.
  • MentatA Mentat is a human with advanced mental power capable of intense logical thinking and analysis.
  • MentorMentors are previous victors that are mandated to train new tributes in the Hunger Games. The role of a mentor is highly significant and can often contribute to the tribute's survival in the Hunger Games.
  • Ministry of MagicThe Ministry of Magic is the governing body of magic in Great Britain and is responsible for the administrative requirements of its citizens in magical Britain.
  • The Ministry of PeaceThe Ministry of Peace is a governmental organization in '1984' by George Orwell. It is in charge of the war effort.
  • The Ministry of PlentyThe Ministry of Plenty is one of the four ministries that are responsible for running Oceania in George Orwell’s 1984.
  • Ministry of TruthThe Ministry of Truth is one of four ministries in Oceania in George Orwell’s novel '1984.'
  • Mirri Maz DuurMirri Maz Duur later encountered Khal Drogo's Khalasar and sought revenge against him. She succeeded but burned.
  • Mirror of ErisedThe Mirror of Erised was a magical item that was capable of very strong magic. It showed someone their innermost desires as they stood in front of it.
  • Missionaria ProtectivaMissionaria Protectiva was an arm of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood responsible for disseminating superstition across primitive planets for the future benefit of the Bene Gesserit.
  • MockingjayMockingjays are fictional birds found in the Hunger Games franchise. They are the offspring of jabberjays and mockingbirds.
  • MudbloodMudblood is a very offensive term used to refer to people in the wizarding world who were born to muggle parents or had some muggle connections. It was widely used by pure-blood supremacy enthusiasts who continued to insult their fellow muggle-born wizards and witches with this term.
  • MuggleMuggles are non-magic people who form the majority of the population in the world. Unlike wizards and witches in the Harry Potter Universe, Muggles have no magical abilities.
  • MuttationsMuttations are genetically modified animals created for various purposes by the Capitol.
  • Mya StoneMya Stone is the bastard child of King Robert Baratheon. She served House Royce of the Gates of the Moon and realized the world was cruel.
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  • Neville LongbottomNeville Longbottom was a British Wizard who was one of the close friends and allies of Harry Potter. Despite being considered a very meek and timid boy, he rose to the occasion and was crucial in ending Lord Voldemort's reign.
  • NewspeakNewspeak is the fictional language Orwell invented for his novel 1984. It is used to control what people are capable of thinking.
  • NifflerThe Niffler is a magical animal from the Harry Potter universe that resembles a platypus. It is known for its constant attraction to shiny things which makes it very useful in treasure hunting.
  • Nightlock BerriesNightlock Berries are a type of berries found in Panem that look edible but are highly poisonous when consumed.
  • Night's WatchThe Night's Watch is an order of soldiers dedicated to watching the Wall separating the realms of men from the creatures beyond the Wall.
  • No-shipA no-ship is a starship that uses technology to hide from detection by prescience.
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  • Obara SandWith an angry demeanor and man-like strength, Obara Sand deems herself a warrior and shatters the norms of Dorne. Learn more about her.
  • Oberyn MartellOberyn Martell is the younger brother of Doran Martell, the Prince of Dorne. He is a beloved Prince in Sunspear and a master of deadly poisons.
  • OccamyAn Occamy was a winged, two-legged serpentine magical beast with plumes. It could grow up to fifteen feet and could change its size based on its surroundings.
  • OcclumencyOcclumency was the magical art of preventing one's mind from being open to interpretation through Legilimency. It was very difficult to master and required several years of practice to become an expert.
  • OrnithopterAn Ornithopter is an aircraft in the 'Dune' series that flies by the action of wing flapping.
  • OshaOsha becomes a crucial character that helps Bran and Rickon escape from Winterfell after its fall into Theon Greyjoy's hand.
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  • Padishah EmperorThe Padishah Emperor was the title given to the ruler of the known universe. The title got used first by the head of the House of Corrin after the Battle of Corrin.
  • PanemPanem is the sovereign and totalitarian nation in the Hunger Games universe. It is the home of the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen.
  • PeacekeepersPeacekeepers are the military force that is tasked with the duties of law enforcement in the nation of Panem.
  • Peeta MellarkPeeta Mellark is the deuteragonist of the Hunger Games trilogy and Katniss' fellow tribute from District 12 in the 74th and 75th Hunger Games.
  • Penelope ClearwaterPenelope Clearwater was a British Muggle-born or Half-blooded witch and a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1987 to 1994. She was sorted into Ravenclaw house.
  • PentosPentos is one of the nine Free Cities of Essos. It is a populous port city that deals in trade and commerce of products across the Narrow Sea.
  • Petrificus TotalusPetrificus Totalus, or the Full-Body Binding Curse, is a spell that is used to neutralise its victims, making it impossible for them to move. This spell causes temporary paralysis.
  • Phyllida SporePhyllida Spore was a famous Herbologist who lived in the Fifteenth Century and is credited with her famous treatise 'One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi' which is used as a textbook of Herbology at Hogwarts.
  • Podrick PayneAfter the Battle of Blackwater, Podrick Payne remained loyal to his master, Tyrion, who got injured during the conflict.
  • Polyjuice PotionPolyjuice Potion is a potion in the Harry Potter books that allows its drinker to disguise themselves into another person. It was a very effective disguising agent until its effects wore off.
  • PornosecPornosec is a division of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s novel '1984.'
  • The Potter FamilyHarry Potter's family, also known as the Potter Family is a reputed family of wizards and witches in the magical world of Harry Potter.
  • Primrose EverdeenPrimrose Everdeen is Katniss Everdeen's sister in the Hunger Games trilogy. Named after the evening primrose flower, she is a sweet and gentle character with a great amount of compassion toward her fellow living creatures.
  • ProlesIn George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984, the majority of society is made up of a group of people known as proles. Proles, short for proletariats, are the working-class citizens of the oppressive state of Oceania, and their presence and purpose in the novel has a great deal of meaning(...)
  • Pygmy PuffPygmy Puffs were specially bred Puffskiens which were sold in the Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, the joke shop that Fred and George Weasley ran.
  • PyparPypar, popularly called Pyp, is a brother of the Night's Watch who comes into the order with Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly, and Grenn.
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  • Qhorin Halfhand: The Valiant SoldierQhorin Halfhand is a brother of the Night's Watch and a crucial character in the events on the Wall in A Song of Ice and Fire.
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  • Randyll TarlyLord Randyll Tarly is a mighty commander whose battle intellect made him an asset to the Iron Throne. Learn more about his deeds.
  • Religions of DuneThroughout ‘Dune,' there have been many religions that got practiced in the universe. However, with the rise of Paul Atreides’s jihad, most of the beliefs got destroyed by the Fremen.
  • Renly BaratheonRenly Baratheon is King Robert I Baratheon's younger brother. He amasses a mighty army when his brother dies.
  • Rickon StarkWhen Eddard becomes the new Hand of the King, he leaves Winterfell with Arya Stark and Sansa Stark, to Rickon Stark's dismay.
  • Robb StarkRobb Stark is the eldest son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark. He becomes the King when war erupts but gets defeated after a crushing betrayal.
  • Robert BaratheonRobert Baratheon, the Demon of the Trident, was the seventeenth King of the Seven Kingdoms who dethroned Aerys II Targaryen during a rebellion.
  • Rodrik CasselThough a fierce warrior, Rodrik Cassel is compassionate and kind to his enemies. He trained Robb, Jon Snow, and the ironborn Theon Greyjoy.
  • Rolf ScamanderRolf Scamander is a British Magizoologist and wizard. He is Luna Lovegood's husband and the grandson of Newt and Porpentina Scamander.
  • Ron WeasleyRonald Weasley is the best friend of Harry Potter and a significant character throughout the Harry Potter series.
  • Room 101Room 101 is the designation of a particularly awful torture chamber within the Ministry of Love in '1984.'
  • Room of RequirementThe Room of Requirement was a room at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which had a hidden door that only appeared when someone asked for it. It would take the form of an exact type of room they wanted.
  • Roose BoltonLord Roose Bolton is the head of House Bolton, the former ruling great house of the North, and the Lord of the Dreadfort.
  • RueRue is the 12-year-old female tribute from District 11 in the 74th Hunger Games. She is one of Katniss' closest friends in the arena.
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  • Salladhor SaanSalladhor Saan is from the Saan family, a house of Valyrian descent, and calls himself the Prince of the Narrow Sea.
  • Samwell TarlyAnnoyed at his softness, Randyll tried many methods to make Samwell Tarly become manly to no avail, and later, he gave up.
  • SandwormSandworms are massive annelids that live on planet Arrakis. Sandworms are the source of Melange.
  • SardaukarThe Sardaukar are the military force of the Padishah Emperor and the Great House of Corrino.
  • SayyadinaA Sayyadina is a Fremen lower-ranking priestess who had not yet become a reverend mother.
  • Selyse BaratheonSelyse Baratheon is a cold-hearted queen and fanatic believer in Melisandre, the red priestess of R'hllor. Learn more about her.
  • ShaeBeing a beautiful woman, Shae catches the eyes of Tyrion, and throughout the War of the Five Kings, he stops whoring. However, she betrays him.
  • SkinchangerA skinchanger is a human with the ability to possess the mind of an animal and control its actions.
  • SligA Slig is a hybrid animal that got created by the Tleilaxu. Being the genetic mix of a giant slug and a pig, Sligs became popular throughout the universe.
  • SpeakwriteThe speakwrite is a device that was invented by George Orwell for his novel, '1984.' It is used instead of physical writing. 
  • Spice AgonySpice Agony is a process that Bene Gesserit sisters and Sayyadinas underwent to become reverend mothers.
  • SponsorThe Hunger Games consist of sponsors, i.e., citizens and people of the districts who donate gifts to the tributes in the arena.
  • Stannis BaratheonStannis Baratheon is King Robert Baratheon's younger brother. He was the master of ships, Lord of Dragonstone, and claimant of the Iron Throne.
  • StillsuitA stillsuit is a bodysuit that helped the Fremen conserve water in the desert. The suit is one of the inventions made by the Fremen to survive Arrakis.
  • Stone BurnerThe stone burner is a weapon that uses atomic fuel to create intense explosions and radiation harmful to all living things.
  • Suk Medical SchoolThe Suk Medical school was an institution where people studied medicine and specialized in treating ailments.
  • Susan BonesSusan Bones was a student of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She belonged to the Hufflepuff house and joined Hogwarts in 1991, the same year Harry Potter did.
  • Syrio ForelSyrio Forel is a master swordsman of the water dance fighting technique of the Free City of Braavos. He is a proficient and deadly fighter.
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  • T-ProbeThe T-probe is a device brought from the Great Scattering by the Honored Matres. The T-probe got invented to read the genetic memory of a person.
  • TelescreenThe telescreen is a device used in '1984' by George Orwell. It has the appearance of a dulled mirror and is usually part of the wall. It also allows the Thought Police to monitor Party members.
  • The BurrowThe Burrow is the name of the house in which the Weasley family stays in the Harry Potter series. It is situated near a village called Ottery St. Catchpole in Devon, England, Great Britain.
  • The Butlerian JihadThe Butlerian Jihad is a war fought between humans and the Thinking Machines.
  • CapitolThe Capitol of Panem in the Hunger Games is a technologically advanced, utopian city where the nation's most wealthy and powerful citizens live.
  • DistrictsThe Hunger Games series was set in the fictional world of Panem, a nation compromised of 13 districts.
  • The Fist of the First MenThe Fist of the First Men is a hill in the Haunted Forest beyond the Wall. It was crucial to the Night's Watch during the Great Ranging.
  • The Ixians of IxThe Ixians of Ix were a society that created technological products that nearly broke the laws of the Butlerian Jihad.
  • ReapingThe reaping is a form of lottery that occurs every year before the Hunger Games. While the reaping appears to be mere entertainment, it is a very vicious and brutal event that brings worry and fear to all of the 12 Districts of Panem.
  • Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism'The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism' is a fictional novel featured in George Orwell’s 1984. 
  • Theon GreyjoyTheon Greyjoy is the son of Balon Greyjoy and heir apparent to the Iron Islands. He lands in trouble with Ramsay when he betrays the Starks.
  • Thinking MachinesThe term Thinking Machines in 'Dune' refers to both a general concept and beings. Thinking Machines were robots created with sentience.
  • Thoros of MyrThoros of Myr is a red priest that serves the Lord of Light, R'hllor. He was born in the free city of Myr in Essos and traveled to Westeros.
  • Thought PoliceThe Thought Police, or Thinkpol, are the group responsible for the detection of thoughtcrime within Oceania in George Orwell’s '1984. '
  • ThoughtcrimeThroughtcrime a term used throughout Orwell’s 1984. It is defined as thoughts that go against the political ideology of the Party. 
  • TitansThe Titans are a group of people who took over the Old Empire and ruled the universe for one hundred years.
  • TleilaxuThe Bene Tleilax, popularly known as the Tleilaxu, is a patriarchal order in Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ known for their mastery of genetic manipulation and biological weaponry.
  • Tommen BaratheonTommen Baratheon is the last child of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister. He becomes King after the death of his cruel brother.
  • Tracker JackerTracker jackers are genetically modified vespids that hunt down and attack anything that disturbs their nests.
  • TributesTributes are those children who participate in the Hunger Games. Almost always, 24 tributes in total participate in a battle royale to the death.
  • Two Minutes HateIn George Orwell's iconic novel 1984, the Party subjects its citizens to a daily ritual known as the Two Minutes Hate. This Orwellian concept has become synonymous with the novel's oppressive and totalitarian regime. 
  • Tyene SandTyene Sand, a quiet but deadly woman, grew up at the Water Gardens and learned the art of poisons from her father, Oberyn.
  • Tywin LannisterLord Tywin Lannister was the Lord of Casterly Rock and head of House Lannister. He served as the Hand of the King to King Aerys II Targaryen.
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  • UnpersonThe term “unperson” first appeared in George Orwell’s '1984.' It refers to someone whose existence is denied due to a political or ideological crime.
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  • ValyriaDuring the height of its reign, Valyria was an unstoppable force that pummeled all its opposers to ash.
  • Valyrian SteelValyrian steel is steel from the Valyrian Freehold. Because of the use of magic in its forging process, it got used for making many tools.
  • Vargo HoatThough Vargo Hoat is a minor character in the overall story of A Song of Ice and Fire, he impacted the events that happened in the Riverlands.
  • Victarion GreyjoyFaithfully serving Balon, Victarion Greyjoy rode to many battles at sea for the Iron Islands. However, he got betrayed by his brother and men.
  • VictorsThe winners of the Hunger Games are referred to as victors. Not only are victors welcomed with fame and celebration by their respective districts each year, but they are also provided with enough wealth by the Capitol to lead comfortable lives for the rest of their lifetimes.
  • Viserys TargaryenTo save him from the carnage in Westeros, Aerys sends Viserys Targaryen and his mother to Dragonstone, where she conceives Daenerys.
  • VolantisVolantis, or Old Volantis, is one of the oldest existing cities on the continent of Essos. As one of the richest, proudest, and most senior of the nine free cities, it has a rich and deep history that began after the fall of the Old Empire of Ghis.
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  • Walder FreyWalder Frey is a cold-hearted man with more than 20 children. He becomes the final piece that destroys the Starks.
  • Waymar RoyceSer Waymar Royce was a sworn brother of the Night's Watch and a former knight of House Royce.
  • WeirwoodWeirwood trees were sacred to the Children of the Forest. They used it for religious, medicinal, and construction purposes.
  • Wingardium LeviosaWingardium Leviosa or the Levitation Charm is a spell used to levitate an object in the air from its resting position. It is a very useful spell in the magical world.
  • Wyman ManderlyWyman Manderly is the Lord of White Harbor and the head of House Manderly. He holds many honorary titles.
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  • YgritteYgritte is a spearwife and a woman of the free folk. She becomes Jon Snow's lover when he enters the camp of the wildlings as a spy.
  • YunkaiYunkai is one of the great Ghiscari city-states of Slaver's Bay in central Essos. It has a terrible reputation for its dealings in slavery.
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