If Harry is not the heir of Godric Gryffindor as per this question here, then who is in among all the other characters?

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    Why do any of them have to be an Heir of Gryffindor? It's possible his line died out entirely. – Anthony Grist Mar 26 '14 at 12:02
  • It is popularly believed that Harry was the heir, as Voldermort was the heir of Slytherin. – Firee Mar 26 '14 at 12:05
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    The fact that it is a popular belief doesn't mean that anyone is (or isn't) – phantom42 Mar 26 '14 at 12:43
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    Right, but to my recollection, there is nothing in the books saying that there is an heir of Gryffindor out there. So, as @AnthonyGrist was trying to point out, the fact that Harry is not the heir does not mean that anyone else is either. To be clear, I don't think either of us think this is a bad question, just that your justification is flawed. – phantom42 Mar 26 '14 at 12:56
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    What does Dumbledore being sorted into the Gryffindor house have to do with anything? – phantom42 Mar 26 '14 at 13:14

Per Was Harry Potter literally descended from Godric Gryffindor? -- as you note in this question -- Harry himself is not a direct descendant from Gryffindor, despite popular fan belief.

There is no mention of Godric Gryffindor's family or heirs in any of the seven Potter books. I personally know of no interview, online or otherwise, with J.K. Rowling where any of Gryffindor's heirs are discussed. Pottermore has new canon material available through Goblet of Fire, but I'm still reading that section of the site, so I don't know if Gryffindor's line is discussed at that point in Pottermore. I don't recall Gryffindor being discussed on Pottermore in the sections of Pottermore that review books 1-3. At this time, no relatives, family, or true heir(s) of Godric Gryffindor are known.

As always, anybody is free to correct me if there's some obscure reference out there!

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    being a cousin 5 times removed is still technically related – severa Mar 26 '14 at 17:18
  • @severa - Yes, that's true. Do you have a source that indicates Harry is Godric Gryffindor's cousin five times removed? If so, please share! :) – Slytherincess Mar 27 '14 at 1:40
  • no source, just a comment – severa Mar 27 '14 at 7:31
  • @Slytherincess I am surprised because we already have mentions about the heirs of Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw – Firee Mar 27 '14 at 8:08
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    Well, if Griffindor was a pureblood or even a half-blood (and we can assume he was, as he was born in a wizarding hamlet that would later be named after him, and founded the most famous school of wizardry in the world) then EVERY single half-blood wizard (in the UK, at least) would be related to him - including Harry. – thegoose Mar 28 '14 at 19:57

New news: an heir to Gryffindor has surfaced as a McLaggen ancestor who is going to be a part of a new film! She is a descendant of Gryffindor and shares the name of Cormac McLaggen which leads us to believe that Cormac is even a great descendant of Godric Gryffindor himself.

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    Where did you find this news? – Valorum May 27 '17 at 23:50
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    Welcome to the site! This seems quite unexpected, would it be possible to provide evidence to support these claims? – Au101 May 28 '17 at 0:45
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    Hi, Nick. This appears to be from a trailer to a fanfilm, not something we would generally consider to be canon. – ibid May 28 '17 at 8:11
  • Yes, it's the trailer for a fan film. Here's a link to an article about it, which also has 2 trailers for it, if anyone wants to see what this is about. buzzfeed.com/andreborges/… – Bellatrix May 28 '17 at 19:09

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