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Scorpius Malfoy Character Analysis: Next Generation of Malfoys

Scorpius Malfoy Character Analysis: Next Generation of Malfoys

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Scorpius Malfoy is the son of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass. He attended Hogwarts from 2017 as a member of Slytherin, where he became close friends with Albus Potter, the son of his father’s old nemesis Harry Potter.

Scorpius suffered a lot of prejudice at school due to rumors that he was the son of Lord Voldemort and Draco Malfoy.

He joined forces with his friend Albus in a failed attempt to use a Time-Turner to try and bring Cedric Diggory back to life.

About Scorpius Malfoy

Blood StatusPure-Blood
Zodiac SignVirgo (speculative)

Scorpius Malfoy’s Mysterious Birth

Scorpius Malfoy was born in 2006 to Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass, making him a member of the famous pure-blood, dark wizarding Malfoy family. But Scorpius’ parents chose not to raise him with traditional pure-blood beliefs following their experiences in the Second Wizarding War.

Due to a blood curse, childbirth was very hard on Astoria, so the family largely isolated themselves for her recovery. This started rumors that Astoria had in fact been magically impregnated by Lord Voldemort, and that this was why she had to hide. Therefore, many believed that Scorpius was the Dark Lord’s son, but this was untrue.

I didn’t want to risk her health, I said it didn’t matter whether the Malfoy line died with me — whatever my father said. But Astoria — she didn’t want a baby for the Malfoy name, for pureblood or glory, but for us. Our child, Scorpius, was born… it was the best day of both our lives, although it weakened Astoria considerably. We hid ourselves away, the three of us. I wanted to conserve her strength… and so the rumours started.

Draco Malfoy explaining the birth of his son, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Consequently, Scorpius was largely raised in isolation without Other Young friends. He spent his time studying and became very knowledgeable about topics including the wizarding wars and Harry Potter.

Draco and Scorpius Malfoy

Scorpius goes to Hogwarts

In 2017 Scorpius turned 11 and was old enough to attend Hogwarts. There was an expectation that there would be some animosity between Scorpius and the children of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley since their parents had hated each other at school.

Scorpius was in the same year at school as Rose Granger-Weasley and Albus Potter. Ron told his daughter Rose, who had inherited her mother’s brains, to make sure that she beats Scorpius on every test.

Scorpius and Albus, both quite shy boys, ended up sitting together on the Hogwarts Express and soon found that they quite liked each other.

Scorpius was sorted into Slytherin, like his father. But when Albus was also placed in Slytherin, and not Gryffindor like his parents, it was a surprise. But this allowed the two boys to remain close and they soon became fast friends.

When Scorpius’ mother died shortly before his third year at Hogwarts, he incited his friend Albus to come to the funeral with him.

Scorpius Flees the Hogwarts Express

Both boys had a hard time at school. Scorpius was teased for being the son of Lord Voldemort, while Albus was teased for being a Potter in Slytherin. When Albus told his father that he was struggling at school because of this, Harry assumed that it was a result of his friendship with Scorpius and told his son to stay away from him. Of course, nothing could keep the best friends apart.

As they got on the train to Hogwarts in their fourth year, Albus told Scorpius about a conversation that he had heard between his father and Amos Diggory. Amos had heard that a time turner had been discovered and might be the only one that was not destroyed 20 years earlier. He wanted Harry to use the time turner to prevent Cedric Diggory from dying at the hand of Lord Voldemort after the Triwizard Tournament 20 years earlier. Harry refused, knowing the dangers of messing with time.

But Scorpius and Albus hatched a plan to retrieve the time turner and go back in time themselves to save Cedric. This plan had been placed in Albus’ head by Delphi, seemingly a niece of Amos Diggory, but in fact a dark witch and true daughter of Lord Voldemort.

Scorpius Meddles with Time

Scorpius and Albus met Delphi at St Mungo’s Hospital, where Amos Diggory was currently living. Using Polyjuice Potion they disguised themselves as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger and entered the Ministry of Magic to get the time turner.

The two boys then used the time turner to return to the Triwizard Tournament 20 years earlier to try and prevent Cedric’s death.

In their first attempt, they sabotaged Cedric on the first task and returned. The result was that Cedric still died in the same way, but Ron and Hermione never got together, and Rose was never born. Also, Albus was not in Slytherin and he and Scorpius never became friends.

They decided to try again and sabotaged Cedric on the second task. But this time Cedric Diggory survived, but went on to become a Death Eater and killed Neville Longbottom. This meant that Neville was not there to play a critical role in the Battle of Hogwarts and Lord Voldemort killed Harry. So, back in the present day, Albus no longer existed.

In this reality, Draco Malfoy is also the Head of Magical Law Enforcement, Dolores Umbridge is headmistress of Hogwarts, and Scorpius is venerated as the “Scorpion King”. Meanwhile, Severus Snape, Ron, and Hermione are working as resistance fighters.

With their assistance, Scorpius was able to go back in time again and use a Shield Charm to prevent himself from trying to change time, and therefore restoring the original timeline.

Friends Scorpius and Albus

Scorpius and Delphi

Following their return, Scorpius and Albus were admonished by their parents, but they had also learned their lesson. While they told Harry and Draco that they had lost the time turner, Scorpius knew where it was. They planned to destroy it with the help of Delphi.

When they met Delphi, Scorpius noticed that she had an Augurey tattoo. In one of the alternative timelines, Scorpius learned that this was the mark of the Rowle family, who were well-known Death Eaters.

This forced Delphi to reveal that her true plan was to revive Lord Voldemort, and she forced the two boys to travel back in time to the Triwizard Tournament with her again. Knowing that they only had 5 minutes in the past, the two boys stalled with the help of Cedric Diggory in the maze, who assumed that helping them was part of the task. They were able to tell Cedric that his father loved him before they were intercepted by Delphi.

She then used the time turner to take the three of them back to 30 October 1981, the day before the death of Harry Potter’s parents. She then destroyed the time turner, stranding them there.

Scorpius and Albus knew that one of the few things to survive Lord Voldemort’s original attack on Harry was his blanket, so they used the blanket to send a message forward in time. Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Draco were able to decipher the message and use a more advanced time turner to travel back in time to join the boys.

Harry and the others were able to stop Delphi and return to their own time. At the conclusion of their adventure, Scorpius asked out Rose, on whom he had always had a crush. She said no, but he was excited. He said that she had pity in her eyes rather than hate, and that was something he could work with.

Scorpius Malfoy Personality Type & Traits

Scorpius is clearly intelligent, brave, and empathetic, but he is also incredibly lonely and insecure. This is probably the result of his isolated upbringing and bullying due to his presumed association with Lord Voldemort.

He showed great character when he gave up on being the “king of Hogwarts” in a world controlled by Lord Voldemort in order to restore time and bring back his friends. He was able to see the greater good and beyond his own personal gratification.

Scorpius Malfoy Zodiac Sign & Birthday

Scorpius was born in 2005/6, but we do not know his exact birthdate. His personality suggests that his zodiac sign may be Virgo. This sign is intelligent and brave, but tends to be highly self-critical, which can result in low self-esteem. They have a strong moral code and always do what is right. They don’t tend to like easy wins. A virgo would probably feel like they hadn’t earned the position of “king of Hogwarts”.