Joshua Dunbar is a pure-blood wizard and the only son of Martin Dunbar and Fiona Goode. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1962-1969 and was sorted into Slytherin House.

After graduating from Hogwarts, he married Alice and together they had two sons, Patrick and Liam Dunbar. His wife died shortly after Liam's birth. Not too long after that, he became a couple with Carole Hudson, one of his closest family friends whom had also lost her partner. Joshua married Carole and then left the Dunbar mansion with his sons to live in a new home with his wife, sons and stepsons, Finn and Brody.

Joshua was raised as a true pure-blood and made sure that his sons and stepsons knew about everything that he had been taught. Unlike other pure-blood families, the Dunbars never really cared with whom they accompanied themselves with, whether it be muggle-born or half-blood witches or wizards.

He worked as an Auror in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement until he was named Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic by the newly-elected Minister for Magic Garrett Douglas in 1990.


Early life (1951-1962)

Joshua was raised as an only child in the Dunbar Mansion. From a young age, his parents have taught him all about pure-blood etiquette and how to act like one since he was the heir. He was required to attend balls and to mingle with other pure-blood children, trying to make as many connections as he could, most preferrably ones that could benefit their family in the long run.

Not much else is known about his childhood other than it was a very lonely one: Joshua doesn't like to talk about in and shuts it down every time the subject is brought up.

Hogwarts years (1962-1969)

Joshua was sorted into Slytherin during his first year at Hogwarts.

Not having anyone to talk to as a kid, now being in a school full with other peers made Joshua happy. Now he was finally able to make some true friends instead of the connections his parents always want him to make. However, as the Dunbar heir much was expected of him, so he followed his parents instructions while working on his own agenda as well.

He became friends with Hufflepuff Alice Milton and, being the kind-hearted and friendly witch that she was, Joshua couldn't help but fall in love with her. Noticing the secret glances she tried to sent his way, he knew that Alice must've felt something for him as well and during their fifth year he finally asked her on a date to Hogsmeade. She accepted, and since then the duo fell into a relationship.

Joshua wrote a letter to inform his parents about his relationship, and while his mother and father had been planning an arranged marriage, they were happy he found himself a "nice, pure-blood", not caring at all that she was not a Slytherin. Blood status was all that mattered to them.

With his parents' blessings, Joshua and Alice kept seeing each other until it was time for graduation.

Later life

Marriage and fatherhood

Joshua and Alice married in 1979 and soon after their honeymoon, Alice found out that she was pregnant. After she had given birth to their first son Patrick, she discovered that she was yet again pregnant. She gave birth to their second son Liam one year later and then the two decided to stop conceiving children, focusing all their attention on their two beautiful children.

However, in 1981 Joshua returned home from a long day at work to discover the corpse of his wife laying on the floor. Apparently, she had been fatally injured in a potions accident; even the Healers couldn't do anything to safe her. After informing her brother about her death, Joshua went to Carole Hudson, a good family friend of his that recently lost her partner as well. The two of them mourned the loss of their partners in private, eventually a spark developed between the two which ended up in a relationship.

Joshua and Carole married soon after they purchased the Hudbar Manor in which they went to live with their children Patrick, Liam, Finn and Brody. Joshua made sure to lock down the Dunbar Mansion; it will only be re-opened until he demands it or when he dies and Patrick takes on the role as Head of the Dunbar family.

Career at the Ministry of Magic

Joshua found employment with the Ministry of Magic. He worked as an Auror in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement until he was named Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic by the newly-elected Minister for Magic Garrett Douglas in 1990.

Physical appearance

Joshua is a well-built wizard with an athletic figure. He has black hair, blue eyes and has a lot of muscles due to his time as an Auror.

Personality and traits

One of Joshua's most easily noticeable characteristics is the kind, calm, cool, and collected manner in which he carries himself. He tends to speak in a very composed manner, even in dire situations, and rarely acts without thinking.

He is more perceptive than he seems, and often tells people what they need to hear instead of what they want. Hence, he is seen as one of the more hardened wizards of his time. He is not like this when it comes to his family or friends, however.

Joshua is not afraid to show his emotions when the moment calls for it, and is entirely capable of crying or losing his temper.

Joshua is also able to think one step ahead in most situations, making him extremely clever.

Family Tree

Norman Dunbar

(fl. c. 1140s)

(b. 1960)

Tristan Milton

(b. 1957)

(b. 1980)
Theo Raeken
(b. 1980)

(b. 1981)

(b. 1980)
Russo family

(b. 2005)

(b. 2007)

(b. 2009)

(b. 2022)

(b. 2007)

(b. 2012)

(b. 2018)
Order of the Elementals
Albus Dumbledore
Douwe Posthuma
Commanders of the Order of of the Elementals:
Carole Dunbar | Garrett Douglas | Joshua Dunbar | Severus Snape
Important members of the Order of the Elementals:
Finn Hudson | Brody Hudson | Patrick Dunbar | Liam Dunbar
Original members of the Order of the Elementals:
Alastor Moody | Amir Haddad | Andy Payne | Brett Talbot | Chris Martin | Derek Hale | Dobby | Gabe Howell | Hugo Howell | Jack Dawson | James Corden | Jerry Russo | Justin Russo | Lise Howell | Minerva McGonagall | Nate Kulina | Oliver Tate | Pomona Sprout | Quinn Fabray | Reggie Mantle | Rose Dewitt Bukater | Stefani Germanotta | Sue Sylvester | Tristan Milton | Vanessa Hudgens | Whitney Houston | Zac Efron
Order of the Elementals allies:
Hudbar's Army | Hogwart's staff | Archie Andrews | Carl Howell | Cedric Diggory | Drogon | Filius Flitwick | Firenze | Garrick Ollivander | Grawp | Hannah Abbott | Helena Ravenclaw | Horace Slughorn | Jackson Whittemore | Kreacher | Lee Jordan | Luna Lovegood | Mr. Westenberg | Mrs. Westenberg | Misha | Muriel | Nearly-Headless Nick | Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Sybill Trelawney | Ted Tonks | Theo Raeken | The Fallen Fifty | Viktor Krum | Winky
Other affiliations:
Forbidden Forest Centaur colony | Dunbar family | Headless Hunt | Hogwarts Hippogriff herd | Hogwarts house-elves | Hogwarts | Hudson family | Ghosts | Hogwarts Staff |
Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd | Ministry of Magic | Giant colony (Karkus's control)

Minister for Magic and Support Staff
MinistryOfMagicLogo - Cursed Child
Minister for Magic:
Garrett Douglas Finn Hudson
Advisor to the Minister for Magic
Hugo Howell Quinn Fabray
Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic:
Joshua Dunbar Jackson Whittemore
Junior Assistant to the Minister for Magic:
Finn Hudson
Others: Eduardus Limus (Exotic Symbol Analyst) • Mdme. Miraforum (Quill Control & Rune Translation) • Loretta Fieldwake (Special Advisor for Elf Legislation)