Griphook is the most developed Goblin character in the series, who appears in the first and seventh books. He is an employee at Gringotts until the Second Wizarding War. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, he was assigned to take Hagrid and Harry Potter to Harry's vault (to get gold to purchase supplies) and Vault 713 (which contained the Philosopher's Stone). He is not seen again until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, imprisoned in the Malfoy Manor. When Hermione Granger lied under torture to Bellatrix Lestrange that the Sword of Gryffindor was a fake, Bellatrix sent for Griphook for confirmation. Though he knew the sword was real, he lied and told her it was a fake. He was saved, along with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, by Dobby and successfully escaped to Bill Weasley's Shell Cottage. Bellatrix killed Dobby for helping them escape. Griphook's respect for Harry grew after watching him bury the elf, because he dug the grave by hand without magic. Griphook considers Harry Potter as a very strange wizard.
Because Harry needed to get the Horcrux out of Bellatrix's vault, Harry asked Griphook to assist him breaking into Gringotts. He reluctantly agreed in exchange for the sword of Gryffindor. They broke in successfully but when escaping he betrayed them to the other goblins and escaped with the sword. However, at the end of the book the sword reappears when Neville Longbottom pulls it from the Sorting Hat and slays Nagini.



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