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Draco Malfoy
Nicknames and aliases the amazing bouncing ferret
Birth June 5, 1980
Parents Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy
Spouse Astoria Malfoy
Child Scorpius Malfoy
Blood status Pure-blood
Wand hawthorn, unicorn hair, ten inches, reasonably springy
Appearance very pale; white-blond hair; gray eyes; pointed face
School Hogwarts
House Slytherin
Hogwarts achievements Prefect
Special abilities is a good Seeker and has Occlumency skills
Allegiance Death Eaters
Other affiliations Slytherin Quidditch team and Inquisitorial Squad
Portrayer in the movies Tom Felton
First appearance in canon Diagon Alley (PS)

Draco Malfoy is the only child of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy. He was born on June 5, 1980. He was Sorted into the Slytherin House at Hogwarts and became a Death Eater after his father's arrest.

Contents

Characteristics

Physical

Draco; fanart by LadyBelial.
Draco; fanart by LadyBelial.

Draco inherited features from both of his parents: he has light blond hair, a pointed face, gray eyes and fair skin (PS5). He is slightly taller than Harry Potter (DH23).

Psychological

Draco was the typical spoiled child who counts on his parents to solve any problem that he might have (PA7). He's arrogant and prejudiced, often makes depreciating jokes about other peoples lives. He may be creative, specially when its about distracting the other team players from their jobs during a Quidditch match (PA13,OP20), but doesn't work well under pressure (HBP12, HBP18, HBP24).

He's good at flying (PS9), and a pretty good seeker (PA15, OP30). He's constantly bullying the younger students and enjoys being in a position of power (OP10, OP28). Although enjoying intimidating other people, even saying that he would have liked if Hermione Granger was killed by the Basilisk instead of petrified or making jokes about Cedric Diggory's death, he seems to be disgusted when he sees other people suffering (DH1,DH23). He rarely ever uses magic in his attempts to infuriate people, prefering using words than curses to offend people (PS6,PS11, CS13, PA5,PA6, PA15, GF11, GF18, GF31, GF37, OP10, OP28, OP38). Although he curses Neville Longbottom for no reason at all in their first year (PS14), he generally tries to use magic to avoid people from talking about his mother (GF10, HBP6).

Draco is often shown as a coward, and as an emotionally unstable person (HBP24). He lacks his father's talent for political, almost never listening for Lucius political advice. Draco imaturity doesn't allow him to make himself as much valuable connections as the ones that allowed Lucius to get away from Azkaban after the First War (CS3,OP9). He doesn't listen when his father tells him to not to show his dislike for Harry (CS4), or to let the Heir of Slytherin do his job without interfering (CS9, CS12).

Skills

Allegiance

Relationship with his Parents

Lucius

Draco seems to be very much alike his father, and they get along well. Draco is often - in the first books, mostly - seen hiding behind Lucius' back, so he probably have much trust in his father.

Narcissa

Relationship with the Trio

Harry Potter

The relationship between Harry and Draco during their years at Hogwarts can only be described as mutual loathing; Draco abhorred Harry's popularity and success at thwarting Lord Voldemort (triumphs which more than once put the Malfoy family at a disadvantage, be it with the law or with their credibility in the wizarding world), and Harry resented Draco's conceit.

The animosity between the two eventually subsided a bit, though they will never truly be friends; though Draco will always feel somewhat grateful that Harry saved him and Harry will always appreciate that Malfoy did not relish being a Death Eater or co-conspirator in Dumbledore's death, there is too much malignant history between the two (BLC).

Ron Weasley

Ron is not to be hated more or less by Draco than the other members of the Weasley family. Draco probably hates Ron a bit for being Harry Potters nearest friend, and for being a so-called blood traitor.

Hermione Granger

Though Draco's dislike of Hermione seems to be caused by the fact that she is Muggle-born, it is likely that at least some of it is due to resentment at her academic success. As well it could be that she slapped him in their third year.

Relationship with other students

Crabbe and Goyle

Blaise Zabini and Theodore Nott

Pansy Parkinson

Dracos relationship with Pansy seems to be something on the surface. He has no feelings for her, but likes to have people around him who listens to what he's saying, that is.

Relationship with Severus Snape

It is clear that Snape is Draco's favourite professor, and that Draco is a favourite of the Potions master.

Relationship with Voldemort and other Death Eaters

Voldemort

Death Eaters

Relationship with Moaning Myrtle

Childhood

Little Draco, fanart by Makani.
Little Draco, fanart by Makani.

Draco is an extremely spoiled only child and has always received anything he wanted from his parents. He was born into a family known for its tolerance of the Dark Arts; during the First War, his father, Lucius, was accused of being a Death Eater (GF36), and escaped only via substantial donations to the Ministry of Magic and assertions of having been under the Imperius Curse (CS2).

Lucius wanted to send him to study at Durmstrang, a magic school that offers a solid education on Dark magic, but Narcissa was against the idea of having their son living so far from home (GF11).

Draco first met Harry Potter at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, a shop in Diagon Alley. While they were both buying robes for school, Draco criticised Rubeus Hagrid—whom Harry had just met, but had already grown fond of—, thus earning Harry's immediate dislike (PS5). Later, in the Hogwarts Express, after finding out who Harry was, Draco attempted to get in good terms with the boy, but once again his prejudiced views—regarding his perceptions on the best wizard families for Harry—disgusted Harry (PS6).

Hogwarts

Draco was quickly sorted into the Slytherin house. Other Slytherins in his year include Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle, who had been following him since the train (PS7).

Draco as a first-year

Draco was constantly portrayed as a bully, the most frequent subject of his mockeries Neville Longbottom, a Gryffindor in Harry's year (PS9).

The rivalry between Draco and Harry Potter burgeoned during the boys' first year. At one point, Draco arranged to have a midnight duel, for which he never showed up. Instead, he informed Argus Filch, the school caretaker, and almost got Harry into trouble (PS9).

Later in the first year, he spied on the Trio—consisting of Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger—while they attempted to contact Charlie Weasley. Consequently, he spread rumours about Hagrid's pet: a baby dragon Hagrid called Norbert. Despite having offered this piece of information, he still got himself into detention for being out of bed after hours (PS14).

For detention, Draco had to go into the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid, Harry, Hermione and Neville. The group is divided, and Draco ended up with Harry; the two saw a dark figure—actually Professor Quirinus Quirrell—drinking a dead unicorn's blood (PS15).

Draco as a second-year

Draco Malfoy with a snitch, fanart by Ayne.
Draco Malfoy with a snitch, fanart by Ayne.

Draco's first scene is one in which he shopped with his father in Knockturn Alley. Harry saw both Malfoys selling personal things on Borgin and Burkes . Harry met them again in Flourish & Blotts and as the boy teased Harry and the Weasleys, a physical confrontation between Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley ensued. In the resulting confusion, Lucius slipped Tom Riddle's diary into Ginny's school supplies (CS4).

Back at Hogwarts, Draco joined the Slytherin Quidditch Team as a Seeker. He appeared to have bought his way into the team by having his father buy a Nimbus 2001 for each player (CS7).

When the Petrifications began to happen, Draco bragged about them, agreeing with the Basilisk's choice of victims (CS8). His conduct led the Trio to suspect that he was somehow linked to the Chamber of Secrets, and the three resorted to the Polyjuice Potion in order to find out the truth (CS9). Harry and Ron impersonated Goyle and Crabbe, respectively, and discovered that Lucius had only told his son to sit back and let the Heir of Salazar Slytherin do his job. As well, he let slip the existence of a secret room under the drawing room in the Malfoy Manor where Lucius kept—and possibly still does—his Dark Arts material (CS12).

When Gilderoy Lockhart organised a Duelling Club, Draco had a duel with Harry. Following Severus Snape's instructions, he used the Serpensortia spell. The entire school then discovered that Harry is, in fact, a Parselmouth (CS11).

Draco as a third-year

In his third year, during the first Care of Magical Creatures lesson of the year, Draco's reckless behaviour provoked Buckbeak into attacking him (PA6). He used his extremely overdramatised Hippogriff wound to postpone the Quidditch match against Gryffindor (PA7).

Having discovered the effect Dementors had on Harry, Draco, Marcus Flint, Crabbe and Goyle dressed up as such during the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw match. Harry, however, was taking private Defence lessons with Remus Lupin, and flew on undaunted after casting a Patronus in the Slytherins' direction (PA13).

Draco also saw Harry in Hogsmeade; even though most of the Gryffindor's body was hidden by James Potter's Invisibility Cloak, his head was visible, and Draco told on Harry to Severus Snape (PA14).

Hermione slapped Draco's face later that year after he called Hagrid "pathetic" (PA15).

Draco as a fourth-year

Draco, fanart by Hito76.
Draco, fanart by Hito76.

Draco watched the Quidditch World Cup final match at the Top Box with his parents (GF8). He gloated about the torture of Muggles carried on by his father and other Death Eaters(GF9).

Barty Crouch, Jr., who was impersonating Alastor Moody as a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, transfigured Draco into a ferret. Minerva McGonagall turned him back into a human soon afterwards (GF13).

After Harry was selected by the Goblet of Fire to be the second Hogwarts champion for the Triwizard Tournament, Draco started to distribute bottons with the inscription "Support Cedric Diggory - the real Hogwarts Champion". Pressing on the buttons changed the inscription to "Potter Stinks" (GF18).

Draco took fellow Slytherin Pansy Parkinson as his date to the Yule Ball (GF23).

Draco as a fifth-year

Both Draco and Pansy were appointed Prefects (OP10). He soon became a pet student of Dolores Umbridge, the new High Inquisitor of Hogwarts; she named him along with a few other Slytherins to be part of a group called Inquisitorial Squad, whose job it was to monitor all other students and enforce the Educational Decrees (OP28).

When Ron Weasley was chosen to become the new Keeper for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team, Draco constantly teased him; he wrote the mocking lyrics to a song called Weasley Is Our King. After Slytherin lost the first match against Gryffindor, he publicly insulted Molly Weasley, causing George and Harry to attack him; Umbridge used this violent behaviour as an excuse to kick the two off the team (OP19).

Following Marietta Edgecombe's betrayal of the DA, Draco caught Harry soon after one of the group's meetings, just outside of the Room of Requirement (OP27).

Draco continuously abused his power as a member of the Inquisitorial Squad, helping Umbridge's attempts to force Harry into saying who he had been talking to in the Headmistress' fireplace (Sirius Black and Remus Lupin) (OP32).

When Harry and Hermione led Umbridge to the Forbidden Forest, under the pretense of showing her "the weapon" they were alledgedly developing under Dumbledore's orders—it was, in fact, Grawp, Hagrid's giant brother—the Gryffindors and Luna Lovegood managed to free themselves from the Inquisitorial Squad. Ginny hit Draco with her Bat Bogey Hex (OP33).

Lucius Malfoy's arrest, after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, had a deep effect on Draco, who swore revenge on Harry Potter. He, along with Crabbe and Goyle, tried to ambush Harry aboard the Hogwarts Express on the way back to King's Cross, but there were far too many DA members around for him to succeed (OP38).

Draco as a sixth-year

Draco and Pansy in their compartment, fanart by Makani
Draco and Pansy in their compartment, fanart by Makani

Before Draco's sixth year, Voldemort gave him the task of murdering Albus Dumbledore. According to Bellatrix Lestrange, the boy seemed willing and honoured by his choice, but Narcissa feared that the Dark Lord's decision was a form of revenge against Lucius due to the Department of Mysteries fiasco.

At Narcissa's request, Severus Snape swore an Unbreakable Vow to watch over and protect Draco, and also to carry out Voldemort's wishes, should it appear that Draco would fail (HBP2).

When Harry, Ron and Hermione went to the Madam Malkin's in order to buy new robes on August 3, 1996 they saw Draco trying on new robes; the boy had an outburst of rage when the shop keeper touched his left arm. Later on the same day they followed the boy into the Knockturn Alley where he was visiting the Borgin and Burkes. The Trio watched him reserving some merchandise from the shop, and the Slytherin intimidated the salesman. Harry started to think that Draco might be a Death Eater (HBP6).

On the trip on the Hogwarts Express on the following day, Ron told Harry that Draco wasn't doing his Prefect duties. After the meeting with Horace Slughorn Harry snuck into his compartment and overheard him saying he might move into "bigger and better things" the following year. Draco discovered Harry and after everyone has left, stunned the Boy who Lived (HBP7).

Draco and Mr. Borgin, fanart by Makani
Draco and Mr. Borgin, fanart by Makani

In the middle of October, Harry, Ron, and Hermione watched Katie Bell touching a cursed opal necklace that they had seen in Borgin and Burkes. Harry quickly told McGonagall that he suspected that Draco was behind the incident (HBP12). Later the Slytherin confessed to have cursed Katie with the Imperius Curse; he had ordered her to hand it to Dumbledore (HBP27).

On December 20, the same year, Draco was caught by Filch wandering outside Slughorn's Christmas Party. The Potions professor allowed him to stay in the party, but Snape took the boy away and Harry overheard the Slytherin Head trying to convince Draco to accept his help on the task Voldemort had given him (HBP15).

On February 1 Harry overheard a conversation between Draco and Crabbe about his plan. On March 1 Ron drank oak matured mead that Slughorn was supposed to give to Dumbledore as a Christmas present and collapsed. Draco was also behind the poisoning of the beverage (HBP18). On March 16 Harry realized that Draco was using the Room of Requirement for his plan. On the following day as Harry passed Moaning Myrtle's bathroom she told him that she had been talking with another boy (HBP21).

Harry set Dobby and Kreacher to spy on Draco, and also checked the Marauder's Map trying to find out what the boy was up to (HBP19). He watched Draco crying on Myrtle's bathroom, saying that he "[couldn't] do it" and that Voldemort had said he would kill the Slytherin if he didn't do it soon. Draco noticed Harry and attacked him, Harry hit Draco with Sectumsempra. Snape found the boys in the bathroom and carried Draco to the Hospital Wing where Madam Pomfrey healed Draco's wounds (HBP24).

In early June Draco finally managed to use the two vanishing cabinets to admit a group of Death Eaters into Hogwarts. He cursed Madam Rosmerta with the Imperius curse and she told Dumbledore the school was under attack. The Headmaster and Harry flew to the Astronomy Tower, where Draco disarmed Dumbledore but hesitated to kill him. Dumbledore tried to convince Draco that he didn't need to do it, that the Order of the Phoenix could take care of him and his mother but some of the Death Eaters arrived and started to push Draco into killing Dumbledore. Snape arrived and killed the Headmaster with the Avada Kedavra curse (HBP27). Snape and Draco ran away from the school together (HBP28).

Draco as a seventh-year

Voldemort forced Draco to torture Rowle on August 1, 1997 (DH9).

Lucius and Draco, attempting to recognise Harry; fanart by Makani.
Lucius and Draco, attempting to recognise Harry; fanart by Makani.
Draco, fanart by Elspethelf.
Draco, fanart by Elspethelf.

Trivia

  • Narcissa frequently sent her son sweets during his first year (PS8).
  • Draco had a Comet 260 before he entered Hogwarts (PS5). On his second year his father bought him—and the whole Slytherin team—Nimbus 2001s (CS7).
  • After Voldemort's death, Draco is grudgingly grateful to Harry for saving him from the fiendfyre, but no real chance of a friendship remains after all the happened between them during school (BLC).

Fanon

Full article: Draco Malfoy in fandom

Ships

Canon

Fanon

Heterosexual

Slash

Group

Bestiality

Wikipedia has an article about Draco Malfoy.

External Links

  1. Draco's Lexicon profile

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