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Draco Malfoy Fan Theories We Will Be Telling Our Father About

Updated February 9, 2021 12.8k votes 2.6k voters 226.8k views13 items

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Even with so much lore behind it, fans will never stop coming up with Harry Potter fan theories. Draco Malfoy is one of the most popular characters in the series, as fans have clearly spent too much time analyzing his devious ways and anti-hero behavior. Each Draco Malfoy theory is rooted in some realism. 

It's surprising to see some sillier theories make the list, like Draco being a werewolf, but even those have clear merit and are quite interesting. There's even a popular Chamber of Secrets theory that hints Draco had a soft spot for the golden trio. Take a look and vote up your favorite Draco Malfoy theories below!

  • 1. Draco Was Responsible For The Basilisk Clue In 'Chamber of Secrets'

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros.

    This one is fun just to think about. What if Draco had a sweet spot for the trio in the early days? You know, when he wasn't being totally rotten. From harrypotterconfessions:

    I have a theory that Draco somehow gave Hermione the basilisk page because he ripped out a page at Flourish and Blotts and was never explained why. Also, Hermione would never rip a page out of a book.

    An interesting theory?
  • 2. Draco's Wand Reflected His Own Unstable Ideology

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince / Warner Bros.

    If you've ever lost sleep thinking about the rather weak explanations given as to why Draco's wand changed loyalties, this one's for you. From Redditor JohannesSchnee:

    Draco’s wand is hawthorn wood and unicorn hair core. Unicorn hair cores can die if used for too much dark magic. Hawthorn wood wands are extremely loyal, even if taken and regardless of the original wielder’s magical accomplishments. Draco is (if I recall) the only character KNOWN to have a a hawthorn wand.

    Basically a wand is sort of an extension of its owner's will. Draco becomes disillusioned with his ideology in the last books, and I think this arguably probable given his actions/inactions. It's subtle. He's not going to make some big grand heroic stand, but given how he acts and his wand’s bending to Harry, I think it's sort of a subtle symbolism for where he's at in his arc. He doesn't want Voldemort to win, but he's not brave enough to do anything himself. The wand bending to Harry is basically Draco's inner life, his will, "switching sides" where he himself can't/won’t himself.

    An interesting theory?
  • 3. Draco Told Dobby About Harry Potter

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros.

    Dobb'y appearence in Chamber of Secrets is sudden and, now that we're thinking about it, a little suspicious. From Tumblr user mfingenius:

    We know Draco talked (complained) about Harry all the time to Lucius, but maybe he told his other thoughts to Dobby, the same way he confided in moaning Myrtle. Or maybe Draco was so obsessed with hearing stories about Harry when he was younger and wanted to be his friend so bad when they got to Hogwarts, and then it didn’t work out at all how he thought it would. 

    An interesting theory?
  • 4. Draco Was One Of The Only People Who Had The Allegiance Of The Elder Wand

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince / Warner Bros.

    Even with the lore of Fantastic Beasts, the past of the Elder Wand is still mysterious. This fan theory from Redditor u/Doc0281, based around the true owners of the Elder Wand, paints an interesting picture where Draco is much more important than we thought:

    The Elder Wand was never truly Gregorovich's and when it was stolen by Grendlewald it didn't change its allegiance to him because he didn't actually best Gregorovich in battle to win the wands favor. To explain this, in the books it says that Gregorovich FOUND the Elder Wand. He didn't beat it's previous owner therefore it wasn't truly his wand. So when Grendlewald stole it from him, it didn't change allegiance.

    The reason it becomes Dumbledore's after he beats Grendlewald is probably because the wands true owner was, at this point, dead of old age, or maybe some disease. The Wand is free to choose its next owner. Like all other wands, it felt a connection to Dumbledore because of his power and chose him to be its owner after beating Grendlewald. This in turn means that when Draco disarmed Dumbledore in the sixth book, the Wand turned its allegiance to him, and then Harry disarms Draco later on. 

    An interesting theory?