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How did Lockhart add to the overall storyline?
First, I think he was important in being a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher that wasn't the baddie of the book. After Quirrel, it was a good idea to have someone that no one suspected of anything because he was more of a joke than a danger.
Overall though, I feel like when the team went to the hospital and saw Lockhart in 'Christmas on a Closed Ward' was the most important part. They found out some HUGE information when they happened upon Neville in the ward. While Harry knew his secret, the rest of the group did not know that Neville's parents were in there or what their story was. I think this moment added a lot to them becoming closer to Neville (even though they all just pretended like it didn't happen later).