The Seeker for the Bulgarian Quidditch Team and, later, the Triwizard champion from the Wizarding school Durmstrang. Harry and Hermione's first introduction to Krum happens at the Quidditch World Cup, when Hermione notes that in the posters of him, Krum looks surly and unfriendly. Ron, however, idolizes Krum for his skill at flying and Harry comes to do the same. Though Krum is at home on a broomstick, he's awkward on the ground and in conversation with other people. He often stands alone and is generally unwilling to speak with the other champions. Ron's idolization of Krum starts to wane when he discovers at the Yule Ball that Krum and Hermione are romantically involved. Hermione finds Krum to be kind and is presumably attracted to him in part because he spends so much time in the library. Harry has no issue with Krum and Hermione seeing each other and comes to believe that Krum is a perfectly fine person when, after Krum ascertains that Harry and Hermione aren't involved, Krum compliments Harry's performance in the first task. Krum is attacked moments later, however, and spends the rest of the Tournament afraid, and with good reason: Barty Crouch, disguised as Moody, puts Krum under the Imperius Curse and forces him to perform the Cruciatus Curse on Cedric. Following the tournament, Krum shares with Harry that he liked Cedric and that Karkaroff was an incompetent headmaster. He invites Hermione to visit him in Bulgaria over the summer and signs a piece of parchment for Ron.
Viktor Krum Quotes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire quotes below are all either spoken by Viktor Krum or refer to Viktor Krum . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire published in 2002.).
Chapter Twenty-Three Quotes
"He's from Durmstrang!" spat Ron. "He's competing against Harry! Against Hogwarts! You--you're--" Ron was obviously casting around for words strong enough to describe Hermione's crime, "fraternizing with the enemy, that's what you're doing!"
Viktor Krum Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The timeline below shows where the character Viktor Krum appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...next hill, they see that the Bulgarian supporters' tents are covered in moving posters of Viktor Krum, the Bulgarian Seeker. Hermione remarks that he looks grumpy as the trio joins the... (full context)
...prevent people from performing magic. Ron purchases Ireland souvenirs as well as a figurine of Viktor Krum, while Harry buys both Ron and Hermione Omnioculars, which allow a person to slow... (full context)
...in the first ten minutes. Everyone gasps as the Seekers dive toward the ground, but Krum pulls out at the last minute. The Irish Seeker crashes. Harry consults his Omnioculars, which... (full context)
...is because they're wearing fur cloaks. The headmaster, Karkaroff, greets Dumbledore and leads his student Viktor inside first, as he has a cold. Ron hisses that "Viktor" is Viktor Krum. (full context)
...if someone younger managed to fool the Age Line. Ron scans the crowd looking for Krum and sees the Durmstrang students heading back to their ship. Karkaroff offers Krum mulled wine... (full context)
...flames turn red and a piece of parchment flutters into Dumbledore's hand. He announces that Viktor Krum is the Durmstrang champion. A moment later, he reads that Fleur Delacour will be... (full context)
...Dumbledore introduces Mr. Ollivander, a Diagon Alley wand maker. He checks Fleur's wand first, then Krum's, Cedric's, and Harry's. All are in working order, and Harry is glad that Ollivander doesn't... (full context)
...entirely about Harry and quotes him as saying things he never said. Though Skeeter mentions Krum and Fleur, she misspells their names and doesn't mention Cedric. She also "reveals" that Hermione... (full context)
...before she sends him into a tent with the other champions. Inside, Fleur looks nervous, Krum looks surly, and Cedric paces. Bagman calls the champions to attention when he sees Harry... (full context)
...students arrive in the front hall. Harry sees Karkaroff lead his students in and sees Krum with a pretty girl he doesn't recognize. However, when McGonagall calls the champions and their... (full context)
...leads Parvati to where Ron and Padma are sitting. Ron glares silently at Hermione and Krum. Parvati accepts an invitation to dance with a Beauxbatons boy and Hermione soon takes her... (full context)
Ron accuses Hermione of "fraternizing with the enemy," which baffles Hermione. Ron suggests that Krum only asked Hermione so that he could get information about Harry, jinx him, or get... (full context)
...notices the merpeople pointing to Cedric. Cedric saves Cho and tells Harry that Fleur and Krum are coming. Minutes later, Krum appears, badly transfigured into a shark. Harry offers shark Krum... (full context)
...points, as she didn't reach Gabrielle. Cedric, who returned one minute late, gets 47 points. Krum's transfiguration earns him 40 points, while Harry's choice to save Gabrielle gets 45 points on... (full context)
...Potter's Secret Heartache." In it, Rita Skeeter writes that Hermione is playing with Harry and Krum's emotions. She also mentions that Krum has invited Hermione to visit over the summer. Hermione... (full context)
...Mr. Crouch said and Dumbledore walks faster when he learns that Mr. Crouch is with Krum. Past the Beauxbatons carriage, Harry can't hear anyone. Dumbledore lights his wand and discovers Krum... (full context)
...the skrewt. Harry races away and a few minutes later, he hears Cedric talking to Krum and Krum saying, "Crucio!" Cedric screams. Harry blasts through the hedge and Stupefies Krum. Harry... (full context)
...he guided Harry and easily manipulated Cedric and Dobby into helping. He admits to putting Krum under the Imperius Curse in the maze and Stunning Fleur. Harry watches over Moody's shoulder... (full context)
...leaves, Ron wonders how the Durmstrang students will get home without Karkaroff. From behind Ron, Krum gruffly says that Karkaroff didn't help anyway; the students steered the ship. He pulls Hermione... (full context)