Draco Malfoy is a complex character who starts out as a bully and later finds himself on a path he does not wish to walk. We have always had a love-hate relationship with the Malfoys and that is because even though they are death eaters, it seems like they want to get out of the cult and just be a normal family. These are some of the facts about the silver-haired brat that we all love and hate at the same time.
**Spoilers for Cursed Child**
10. The name ‘Malfoy’ means:
Most of the characters in the series have interesting names that are related to their personalities. Likewise, the name ‘Malfoy’ has an interesting meaning behind it which certainly connects well with their family history. The name comes from Old French, with “mal” translating to “bad” or “evil,” and “foi” means “faith” or “trust.” So when combined Malfoy becomes “bad faith.”
9. His family’s crimes were forgiven:
However, there was no denying that the Malfoys supported Voldemort fully and therefore they were about to be punished but then Lucius played the snitch and gave the hiding places of many death eaters to get his family out of the mess. Also, Narcissa saved Harry by lying to Voldemort and the Malfoys abandoned Voldemort at the end. All this saved them from the ultimate punishment.
8. He became a prefect:
In the fifth year, both Ron and Hermione get the badge and honor of becoming Hogwarts prefects whereas Harry does not. In Slytherin house, Draco Malfoy also becomes a prefect which implies that he had some good leadership qualities despite his many flaws.
7. Draco has Grey eyes and Platinum blonde hair:
As we know, Harry is supposed to have Green eyes in books whereas Daniel Radcliffe had Blue eyes. The same problem can be seen in Draco who is supposed to have Grey eyes but the actor Tom Felton had Blue eyes as well. Tom also has Brown hair in real life but he dyed his hair blonde for the movies.
6. He married Astoria Greengrass:
Just like his father Draco married a pureblood witch Astoria Greengrass and had a son with her. Astoria came to Hogwarts two years after Draco and despite her pure bloodline was not liked by her in-laws. Lucius and Narcissa didn’t like Astoria because she taught her son that muggles were not bad people and she did not care about her pureblood status either.
5. Draco was a good Occlumens:
Occlumency is the act of closing your mind to anyone who attempts to read it. Severus Snape was probably the most gifted Occlumens of the series and while Draco might not come close to him, he was still good at the skill. According to JKR, the fact that Draco can excel in this area is only due to his repressed emotional issues that may stem from his dysfunctional family.
4. Draco became a single father:
Astoria died in the summer of 2019 and Draco became a single father. He loved his wife and surely after her death, it became difficult for him to live without her but he had a son to raise. This is when Draco became a responsible parent and did his best to raise his son Scorpius.
3. Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter became best friends:
According to the ‘Cursed Child’, Draco’s son Scorpius and Harry’s youngest son Albus Severus became the best of friends when they came to Hogwarts. Albus was sorted into Slytherin which disappointed Harry and then his choice of the best friend made Harry even more disappointed. Scorpius and Albus had many big and unnecessary adventures in the Cursed Child together.
2. Voldemort hugged him:
One of the most awkward scenes of the series happens at the end of the last film when Voldemort welcomes Draco with open arms (literally). This hug was improvised by the actors and wasn’t planned or in the script which explains why it was so awkward and made an intense scene rather funny.
1. He temporarily became the master of Elder Wand:
It was one of the biggest plot twists when we got to know that there was a moment when Draco became the master of the Elder Wand. He disarmed Dumbledore on the Astronomy tower and that’s when he won the allegiance of the death stick. Even though he did not know this fact but Harry realized it and revealed it at the end of the book.