Heartbreaking Small Details Fans Noticed About The Malfoy Family

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Vote up the most heart-wrenching details.

Fans of the Potterverse are well aware that the Malfoys are evil. Over the course of eight big-screen installments, Harry's nemeses plot nefarious schemes at almost every turn. If you look a little closer, though, it's apparent that the Malfoy family goes through some pretty heartbreaking stuff. That doesn't make their actions just, but it at least adds some context. For example, after Lucius returns to Hogwarts in Deathly Hallows - Part 2 he has a tattoo of his Azkaban prison number on his neck. At the end of the same film, the reason Voldemort believes Harry is dead is because of Narcissa. Of course, some of these details are just heartbreakingly sinister. In Chamber of Secrets, before it's revealed how deadly the Avada Kedavra spell is, Lucius tries to use it on Harry in the hallways of Hogwarts.

Check out this list of heartbreaking small details fans noticed from the Harry Potter movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    19 VOTES

    Draco Doesn't Know How To Hug Voldemort In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

    From Redditor u/MrRedditerChicken:

    The hug that Voldemort gave to Draco, in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011), was entirely improvised. Hence the awkwardness from both actors.

    19 votes
  • 2
    14 VOTES

    Lucius Forgets He Has A Broken Wand In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 1'

    From Redditor u/501622731:

    All of a wizard's power lies with his wand. In a way, it represents his manhood. Voldemort takes away this power/manhood from Lucius, and I think his snapping it is a way to humiliate him further.

    14 votes
  • 3
    21 VOTES

    Draco Gets Bitten By A Cane In 'Chamber Of Secrets'

    From Redditor u/Zedfourkay:

    In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Lucius Malfoy slaps Draco's hand onto his cane. Jason Isaacs didn't know there were small fangs on the top, so Tom Felton's pain was genuine

    21 votes
  • 4
    25 VOTES

    Harry Doesn't Realize Lucius Is Trying To Kill Him In 'Chamber Of Secrets'

    From Redditor u/MCsmalldick12:

    In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Lucius Malfoy attempts to cast Avada Kedavra on Harry after being tricked into freeing Dobby. It hasn't yet been explained in the movies that this spell instantly kills a person. Lucius was literally about to murder Harry in the middle of Hogwarts.

    25 votes
  • 5
    25 VOTES

    The Malfoys Aren't On Speaking Terms In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

    From Redditor u/[deleted]:

    In Deathly Hallows, when Voldemort announced HP is dead, everybody laughs except the Malfoy's. Lucius only nods, but starts scanning for his son. Narcissa doesn't, because Harry told her Draco lives. They aren't talking to each other. This is right before the scene of them leaving separately.

    25 votes
  • 6
    23 VOTES

    Narcissa Receives A Permanent Scar In 'Half-Blood Prince'

    From Redditor u/freddlaren:

    In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when the unbreakable vow has been made between Narcissa and Snape a visible scar/mark can be seen on Narcissa's back hand.

    23 votes