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Draco Malfoy is a recurring antagonist in the Harry Potter film series. He comes off as a cowardly bully throughout the series, but after Voldemort is defeated in the Battle of Hogwarts, he reforms to some extent, and becomes friendlier towards Harry Potter and his friends.


Personality and traits

Draco Malfoy is an arrogant and boastful bully in Hogwarts who teases and harasses Harry Potter or any of his friends to get his way. His two friends Crabbe and Goyle are extremely loyal to him, but Draco can be annoyed and resentful of their foolish actions.

Draco can be shown to be a spooked coward at times: when a shadowy figure corners both him and Harry in the forbidden forest, Buckbeak briefly attacks him in retaliation when Draco verbally insults the creature, and especially at the time when he, Blaise Zabini and Goyle are at the mercy of the Fiendfyre, until Harry, Ron and Hermione save them where Draco shows gratitude.

At the time of adulthood, Draco slowly turns from a sadistic and cowardly bully to a kind-hearted father of his family.

Physical appearance

Draco Malfoy is a slender young man with fair skin, short blonde hair, thick brown eyebrows and blue eyes.

During his Hogwarts years, he wore a grey sweatshirt with green and silver trimming, white shirt underneath with a green and silver striped tie, black robe with the Slytherin symbol on it, grey trousers and black shoes.

Powers and Abilities

Magical abilities and skills




Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Draco first meets Harry as they and the other first year students are waiting to be sorted. When Draco arrogantly introduces himself, disses Ron, and boasts about making friends with the wrong sort, Harry takes an immediate dislike to him. After Neville Longbottom injures himself when his broom goes out of control during a flying lesson, Draco steals his Remembrall and flies off with it, despite Madam Hooch's order to stay on the ground, forcing Harry to retrieve it, subsequently earning him a position on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team as Seeker. Draco is later seen spying on Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they help Rubeus Hagrid hatch a baby dragon, and reports them to Minerva McGonagall, who gives the four of them detention, much to Draco's chagrin.

Draco is assigned to work with Harry and Fang to search in the Forbidden Forest for the wounded unicorn. When they encounter a hooded figure, Draco runs off in fear with Fang following behind whilst Harry is saved by Frienze.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Draco is first seen watching Harry and Gilderoy Lockhart in Flourish and Blotts on the floor above them, though he and his father are shown selling something to Mr. Borgin at Borgin and Burkes prior to Harry meeting Lockhart in a deleted scene. Later, during a Herbology lesson involving re-potting Mandrakes, Draco humorously tries to make his Mandrake quiet down by sticking his finger in its mouth, only for the Mandrake to angrily bite his finger. During a class with Lockhart, in which he puts the students against a swarm of mischievous freshly caught Cornish Pixies, Draco, Crabbe, Goyle, and everyone except for Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Neville (who's left hanging on the chandelier) flee the classroom. Shortly afterwards, Draco is seen with the Slytherin Quidditch Team, and reveals that he is the team's new Seeker, and his father bought Nimbus 2001s for the whole Slytherin Team. When Hermione chides him about it, saying that everyone on the Gryffindor Team got in on pure talent, Draco calls her a "filthy little Mudblood", infuriating her, and Ron, who attempts to curse him in retaliation, but his spell backfires due to his wand malfunctioning, causing him to vomit slugs.

Later, when the Chamber of Secrets opening has the whole school concerned for their safety, Harry and Ron get the impression that Draco may be the Heir of Slytherin, so Hermione proposes that they use Polyjuice Potion to disguise themselves as Crabbe and Goyle and get information out of him. As he and the rest of his team take on Gryffindor in a Quidditch match, Draco spends his time teasing Harry and fails to notice the Golden Snitch right by his ear. Despite an unfair advantage, Draco falls off his broom, and Harry gets the Snitch, even though his arm is broken by a rogue Bludger that Dobby bewitched to go after him. Draco is next seen in the Hospital Wing, moaning that he lost his team the match, especially when he had a chance to give them an easy win. A few days later, Draco partners Harry in a dueling club that Lockhart has started; he conjures a snake that Harry surprisingly communicates with. He is next seen when Harry and Ron (disguised as Crabbe and Goyle) are confronted by Percy Weasley. Draco gets slightly suspicious when he sees "Goyle" wearing Harry's glasses. He then leads Harry and Ron to the Slytherin Common Room, where he disses the Weasley family (angering Ron) and says that his father always believed Dumbledore was the worst headmaster Hogwarts ever had. But "Goyle" says that Harry Potter is worse than Dumbledore. He then says that his father said that the Chamber of Secrets was last opened fifty years ago, resulting in a girl (Myrtle Warren) getting killed. He deduces that it won't be long before another Muggle-born is killed, and he hopes Hermione will be the one who dies. The Polyjuice Potion's effects then begin to wear off, causing Harry and Ron to turn back into themselves; they narrowly escape. He isn't seen again until the end of the film.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Draco is first seen asking Harry about the Dementor incident on the train. During Hagrid's first Care of Magical Creatures lesson, he attempts to show off Harry, and, not heeding Hagrid's advice about insulting hippogriffs, mocks Buckbeak, causing the hippogriff to scratch his arm in fury. Draco pretends that his injury is more serious than it truly is. He also expresses disgust and sarcasm towards Professor Lupin's class, saying "this class is ridiculous". Later, when Ron and Hermione are observing the Shrieking Shack in the winter, Draco, Crabbe, and another Slytherin student confront them. Harry, under the Invisibility Cloak, attacks them, eventually frightening them off. The three of them are next seen happily awaiting Buckbeak's execution; Draco says that his father (who ordered the verdict) has allowed him to keep Buckbeak's head, and he plans to donate it to the Gryffindor Common room. Hermione furiously attempts to curse him, but instead punches him in the face, causing him and his friends to run back into the castle.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Draco is first seen with his father at the Quidditch World Cup, where they run into Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys. He is next seen mocking Harry after the latter is picked on by several students over his name in the Goblet of Fire. He tells Harry that he and his father bet how long Harry won't last in the tournament. Harry confronts Malfoy, telling him that his father is cruel and that he is pathetic. Before Draco can perform a curse behind his back, Alastor "Mad-eye" Moody transforms Draco into a ferret and begins to humiliate him by levitating him and shoving him down Crabbe's trousers. Fortunately, Professor McGonagall transforms him back to his normal self, and Draco flees from Moody like a coward. He takes fellow Slytherin Pansy Parkinson to the Yule Ball.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

After failing to acquire the Prophecy regarding Harry and Voldemort, Lucius is exposed as a Death Eater and sent to Azkaban. Voldemort then makes Draco a Death Eater in his father's place, and assigns him the task of killing Dumbledore. Before the start of their sixth year, Harry, Ron, and Hermione spy on Malfoy, his mother, Narcissa, and a few other Death Eaters at Borgin and Burkes. Harry immediately suspects Draco is one of the Death Eaters, though Ron and Hermione disagree. Harry sneaks into the Slytherin carriage using the Invisibility Cloak, and listens in on Draco talking with his friends, though Draco knows he's there. Upon arriving at Hogsmeade, Draco uses a full-body bind curse on Harry and crushes his nose as revenge for getting his father imprisoned.

Throughout the year, Draco spends his time repairing a Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirement to link it to the one in Borgin and Burkes, so he can sneak the Death Eaters into Hogwarts. He also tries to kill Dumbledore by cursing Katie Bell and having her deliver him a cursed necklace, as well as replacing a bottle of mead with one laced with poison, resulting in Katie, as well as Ron, nearly getting killed. His status as a Death Eater also begins to cause him stress, most likely because he realizes the dark deeds his father was forced to do in the past. During a confrontation with Harry in the bathroom, Harry uses a newly discovered spell called Sectumsempra on Draco that badly injures him.

Draco eventually recovers in the Hospital Wing, and sneaks Bellatrix Lestrange and a few other Death Eaters into Hogwarts through the Vanishing Cabinet. He then confronts Dumbledore, who tries to reason with him, on the Astronomy Tower, and disarms him, unknowingly earning the mastery of his wand, which is actually the legendary Elder Wand, just before the Death Eaters arrive; Bellatrix urges him to finish the job, but Draco just can't bring himself to do it. Snape then steps in and does it for him due to making an Unbreakable Vow with Narcissa prior to the start of the year. Draco then flees Hogwarts with Snape and the Death Eaters.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Video games

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7

Harry Potter for Kinect

LEGO Creator: Harry Potter

Lego Dimensions

Live show

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Printed Media

Harry Potter: The Character Vault

Harry Potter: The Creature Vault

LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World

LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World


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Differences from the source material

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