Here’s Why We Loved Draco Malfoy Despite Him Being The Anti Hero Of Harry Potter

Draco isn't the boy who made all the wrong choices, he's the boy who didn't have a choice.

From the very beginning, it’s established that the pale-skinned blonde boy named Draco Lucius Malfoy is the arch nemesis of the chosen hero, Harry Potter. At least, within the four walls of Hogwarts School of Wizardry because the Harry Potter series has many heroes and villains alike.

It’s been several years, an entire film adaptation, far too much fanfiction and an official spin-off titled Pottermore since J.K. Rowling’s groundbreaking series of books...

In light of a Draco’s story being released, the British author has revealed that she considers Draco’s fangirls to foster a bit of an “unhealthy fantasy” for the character.

“Draco has all the dark glamor of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticize such people,” she said. “All of this left me in the unenviable position of pouring cold common sense on ardent readers’ daydreams, as I told them, rather severely, that Draco was not concealing a heart of gold under all that sneering”

Anti-hero indeed. Draco was raised in a very particular atmosphere within the Malfroy household. His parents were the biggest snobs of the wizardry world, endorsing only pure blood interaction and taking part in the magical slave trade of elves.

Yet, look at how innocent he appeared at the beginning:

draco malfoy innocent

And while he did in fact have quite a potty mouth at times:

draco malfoy bully

Without him being awful, this epic scene would have never happened:

Nor would he have ever made it possible for Harry to master the Elder Wand:

Also, even though he’s an antagonist, he’s better than certain protagonists:

Ater the end of filming the Harry Potter movies, actor Tom Felton revealed how much effort Draco’s pale-skinned, white-blonde look took.

And he was definitely less evil than some of the fantasy genre’s most hated antagonists:


Plus his name means dragon. How cool is that?

Thank goodness for this, otherwise he could've been named  Spungen - or worse, Spinks.

And as much as he tried to be bad…


He wasn’t very good at it at the end of the day.

There’s no denying his dark side. But as Rowling revealed, the unicorn hair in his wand was symbolic for some good after all.

After all of the things this bully of a character went through in the story, he ends up marrying a pure blood (the apple does not fall far from the tree). But much to the dismay of the Malfoys, he does raise his child without all of that mudblood nonsense.

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