Friday, April 4, 2014

A to Z Challenge- My Favorite "D" Character

As I roll along with my list of favorite characters, D was tricky for me. It was inevitable that I would make my way to the Harry Potter world one way or another, but which character I would select was  a tricky proposition.

In honesty, Dumbledore is my favorite of the Harry Potter world personally, but as a writer, I gravitate towards another...

D is for Draco Malfoy

I don't love bad boys, but I am a sucker for an anti-hero. Interestingly, I don't find anything particularly heroic about Draco, but I find him very sympathetic nonetheless because frankly, poor Draco never had much of a chance.

Raised by an evil, bigoted, and bullish father, Draco was always groomed to follow in the family footsteps. What I love about him is his ability to parrot his father in one book and then show true internal turmoil about what is asked of him in another.

Despite his roll as a villain, Draco is actually one of the more complex and interesting characters in the Harry Potter World to me.


  1. Draco was a difficult character to get right because the real villain was obviously Voldemort. By Order for the Phoenix, Draco was getting fleshed out. In HBP he really came into his own.

  2. Great post! I have never read the Harry Potter books but I watched the movies and Draco probably has to be one of my favourite characters. He is so kick-ass and I love "side villains" just like him.

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  3. I agree. I thought Rowling was heavy handed with him in the first few books, making him very one dimensional. But when he became a more integral piece of the overarching plot, she fleshed him out well. Great choice!