The headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy; a beautiful olive-skinned witch who's as tall as Hagrid. Though she denies it at first, Maxime is half giant. She keeps this a secret because, like Hagrid, she knows that having giant blood means that many people will fear her and believe that she's violent like true giants are. Madame Maxime is extremely upset when Harry's name comes out of the Goblet of Fire, as she believes that someone wants Hogwarts to have extra chances to win. This suggests that, at least when it comes to competitions like the Triwizard Tournament, she prioritizes winning over all else. Harry learns in the lead-up to the first task that Maxime isn't above cheating, as he understands that she's going to tell Fleur about the dragons. Hagrid develops feelings for Maxime as soon as she arrives at Hogwarts and courts her until the Yule Ball, when she insists she's not half-giant. After the third task, Hagrid insinuates that she's going to join him on a mission for Dumbledore.