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No one asked for your opinion, you filthy little Mudblood!
~ Draco's most famous line.

Draco Lucius Malfoy (simply known as Draco Malfoy) is a major antagonist in the Harry Potter franchise, appearing in all films and books. He is the typical spoiled, self-centered bully, is Harry's arch-rival at Hogwarts, and the son of Lucius Malfoy, a Death Eater serving under Lord Voldemort and his wife Narcissa, the nephew of Bellatrix Lestrange and Andromeda Tonks, the cousin of Nymphadora Tonks and Delphi and the second cousin of Sirius Black.

Draco is a student of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and a member of the Slytherin house in Hogwarts, which isn't surprising given his rudeness and wants to bully people.

He was played by Tom Felton who also played Dodge Landon in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Personality

Draco Malfoy is the typical spoiled child and bully, narcissistic and arrogant. Draco obviously believed himself above everyone else and his parents continuously spoiling their child did not help him. Despite this Draco is seen as one of the more troubled and redeemable of the Harry Potter villains, after his father, Lucius Malfoy, failed Lord Voldemort he responded by tasking Draco the task of murdering Albus Dumbledore and if he failed, he and his parents will be killed which shows how Draco cares about his family more than anything else. Eventually the pressure of the task began to get to him, the stress eventually began to crush the poor boy and when finally Dumbledore was at his mercy he could not do it and came close to the brink of tears. During his first few years at Hogwarts, Draco had quite the belligerent side always trying to pick a fight with his rival Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley, frequently using biting remarks and reminding the two of Ron's family being poor and Hermione's blood heritage. Draco's arrogance also fanned out by his lack of respect towards the teachers, he took no effort hiding his contempt towards Dumbledore, claiming that he "was the worst thing that had ever happened to Hogwarts" and describes the Gameskeeper, Rubeus Hagrid as "a stupid oaf" however despite Draco's overwhelming egomania he at least appeared to be on good terms with Crabbe and Goyle, two other students of Slytherin house.

Given his sixth year, Draco had begun to despise Hogwarts itself and actually took entertainment in the idea of being a Death Eater, that is until the months passed and the stress mounted on him altogether. He revealed his more intellectual side during his sixth year, for instance he was able to notice Harry Potter when he had used the Invisibility Cloak to sneak into the Slytherin carriage, him taunting over Harry's dead mother and later breaking his nose showed signs of a mild sadist. He was also able to sneak Death Eaters into Hogwarts after plotting it all year. Draco was a social bigot just like his father, using highly derogatory terms such as Mudbloods to describe Muggle-borns such as Hermione Granger and actually takes away points from Gryffindor house simply because one was half-blood. He also describes the Weasley family as blood-traitors for the siding with Muggle's.

It is heavily implied that Draco's parents or specifically his father was neglectful towards him and as such responded by once again spoiling Malfoy. Draco's overall resentment towards Harry Potter was mostly jealousy as Harry being described as "the Chosen One" outshined him. Depsite his bigoted ways, 17 years later Draco is a happily married man with a child and his wife, Astoria Greengrass, who didn't believe that pure-bloods were better than normal Muggle-born and ordinary witches or wizards which imaginably caused tension between her and Lucious and Narcissa; however Draco may actually believe his wife's word, showing that he has matured greatly since his youth. He was also seen pleasantly nodding to Harry Potter when he was sending his son to Hogwarts which shows he was capable of smoothing over a frictional relationship. The creator of Draco, J.K. Rowling herself commented that he has shut down all compassion and that's why he was able to become but despite this she felt sorry for Draco instead of despising him.

Appearance

Draco Malfoy is a tall and slender boy with sleek platinum blond hair, pale skin, cold grey eyes and sharp features.

Quotes

  • "No one asked your opinion, you filthy little Mudblood!"
  • "You'd never know the Weasleys were Pure-Bloods the way they behave. They're an embarrassment to the wizarding world. All of them."
  • "Dementor, Dementor!" (when making fun of Harry's fear of Dementors)
  • "Ah! Come and see the show?" (taunting the trio over Buckbeak's trial)
  • "Good one Goyle. You're absolutely right. Saint Potter."
  • "Why so tense, Potter? My father and I have a bet, you see. I don't think you're gonna last ten minutes in this tournament. He disagrees. He thinks you won't last five."
  • "My father will hear about this!"
  • "Father always said that Dumbledore was the worst thing that ever happened to this place."
  • Oh, look, Potter, you got yourself a girlfriend. (upon Ginny defending Harry)

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Trivia

  • Malfoy appears as the final boss in the GBA adaptation of Prisoner of Azkaban. Most players did not like this choice, stating it offered little to no challenge.
  • Draco Malfoy serves as the secondary antagonist of the series from The Philosopher's Stone through The Goblet of Fire, until Bellatrix Lestrange appears in the series and takes over as secondary antagonist from Order of the Phoenix through to Deathly Hallows. He served as The Heavy in The Half-Blood Prince because it was his mission to kill Dumbledore (though he couldn't go through with it).
  • Many fans feel pity for Draco and blame his parents, mainly his father, for the arrogant bully he had become.
  • Draco is a bit similar to Arrow as both are rival to the protagonist (Harry Potter and Rudolph) both disliked the protagonist (Draco disliked Harry because he is friendly to Muggle-norms and "blood traitors" and Arrow disliked Rudolph because of his red nose). Both competed against a protagonist (Draco competed against Harry in Quidditch whilst Arrow competed against Rudolph in The Junior Reindeer Games). Both also redeemed themselves.
  • WatchMojo.com listed Draco Malfoy as #4 on their Top 10 "Most Evil Harry Potter Characters" list.
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Lord Voldemort | Severus Snape | Draco Malfoy | Gregory Goyle | Quirinus Quirrell | Lucius Malfoy | Peter Pettigrew | Barty Crouch Jr. | Dolores Umbridge | Bellatrix Lestrange | Snatchers (Fenrir Greyback & Scabior) | Corban Yaxley | Kreacher | Amycus & Alecto Carrow | Thorfinn Rowle

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Salazar Slytherin | Marvolo Gaunt | Gellert Grindelwald | Gilderoy Lockhart | Herpo the Foul | Merwyn the Malicious | Ekirzdis | Delphini

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Creatures
Basilisk | Acromantula (Aragog & Acromantula Colony) | The Dementors | Centaurs | Giants | Inferi | Nagini | Charlatan