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Is Ominous Blind in Hogwarts Legacy?

Is Ominous Blind in Hogwarts Legacy?

Hogwarts Legacy is chock full of interesting characters. Some old and some brand new ones have somewhat of a connection to characters that we’ve seen in the Harry Potter franchise. They do a fine job of creating a new level of depth to the world of Hogwarts but one stands apart from the rest and it’s Ominous. Is Ominous Blind? Why is he so bitter? Let’s find out.

Ominous Gaunt is blind in Hogwarts Legacy. He’s a member of the Salazar Slytherin family. Mean, angry, and pessimistic, he’s not nice to be around. Taking a closer look at this family tree, it’s apparent that he’s closely related to Tom Riddle AKA Voldemort.

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Who is Ominous Gaunt?

Ominous Blind Hogwarts Legacy
Ominous being rude.

If you’ve observed Slytherins in the Harry Potter books and adaptations, then you already know that they’re not quite pleasant. The same is the case with Ominous Gaunt, a member of the House of Slytherin.

If you’ve ever got to interact with him, chances are first impressions weren’t all that positive. Ominous Gaunt is pretty rough around the edges in terms of his behavior and attitude toward other people.  If you delve a bit into his backstory, you’ll find that he has a link with the Salazar Slytherin Bloodline.

But Ominous does have a bit of heart to him. The Gaunt family was known for being a pure wizard family and were known for their cruelty and use of dark arts on Muggle-born for their fun.

Ominous did not appreciate this and admonished his family’s use of the Dark Arts on Muggles openly.

Is Ominous Blind in Hogwarts Legacy?

Ominous Blind Hogwarts Legacy

And yes, he’s blind. He was born blind to the Salazar Slytherin family. We don’t know why he’s always so pessimistic and angry. 

He’s shown to have visible moments of aggression multiple times throughout the game, which goes to show that he might have a temper problem.

If you don’t know, Voldemort, the main antagonist of the Harry Potter books and films, was a descendant of the Salazar Slytherin family. Voldemort, formerly known as Tom Riddle, was born in 1926, which is a shy 30 years after the events of Hogwarts Legacy.

It’s highly likely that Voldemort could be a close descendant and relative of Ominous Gaunt. Taking a closer look at Harry Potter’s lore, we find that Tom Riddle’s mother’s name was Merope Gaunt.


And that’s all you need to know about Ominous Gaunt and if you were wondering if he’s blind, he sure can’t see. It’s pretty apparent and could explain why he’s angry all the time.