Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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Viktor Krum Character Analysis

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:
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). 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!"

Related Characters: Ron Weasley (speaker), Harry Potter , Hermione Granger , Viktor Krum
Page Number: 421
Explanation and Analysis:
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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.
Chapter Seven
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...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)
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...entire savings and a fake wand on the improbable chance that Ireland will win, but Krum will get the Snitch. Bagman is thrilled with the fake wand and Percy looks scandalized... (full context)
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...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)
Chapter Eight
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...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)
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...angry birds. The Irish score more points and an Irish Beater hits a Bludger at Krum, hitting him square in the nose. The Irish Seeker dives again, Krum in pursuit, and... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...and Hermione to talk about the Quidditch World Cup. Ron shows Neville his figure of Krum but as he starts to tell him about being in the top box, Malfoy appears.... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...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)
Chapter Sixteen
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Ron is beside himself about Viktor Krum as the Hogwarts students file inside. The Beauxbatons students sit at the Ravenclaw table,... (full context)
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...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)
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...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)
Chapter Seventeen
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...Harry trips on his robes as he gets up and walks through the doors. Fleur, Krum, and Cedric stand by the fireplace, looking impressive and mature. Fleur addresses Harry as though... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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...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)
Chapter Nineteen
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...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)
Chapter Twenty
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...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)
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...successful after fifteen minutes. Fleur goes next and gets her egg in ten minutes. Then Krum collects his egg and finally, it's Harry's turn. He focuses his mind on his Firebolt... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...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)
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...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)
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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)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...go on the Hogsmeade trip. On their way to the village with Ron, they see Krum diving off the Durmstrang ship into the lake. When Ron looks hopeful that the giant... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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...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)
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...Madam Pomfrey snags Harry, wraps him in a blanket, and seats him next to Hermione, Krum, Cedric, and Cho. Krum points out a water beetle in Hermione's hair, but Hermione brushes... (full context)
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...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)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
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...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)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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...get the cup will win. He explains that Harry and Cedric will enter first, then Krum, then Fleur. (full context)
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As they begin to leave the maze, Krum asks Harry for a word. He leads Harry to the edge of the forest and... (full context)
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...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)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
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The next morning, Harry, Ron, and Hermione discuss that either Mr. Crouch attacked Krum or someone attacked both of them. They send a letter to Sirius and in the... (full context)
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...morning, Harry receives a letter from Sirius reprimanding him for going into the forest with Krum and asking him to promise to not go out of bounds. Harry is offended, but... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...third task. Harry blankly wonders if the Dursleys are actually there as he watches Fleur, Krum, and Cedric enter the room off the hall. Cedric sticks his head out and calls... (full context)
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...the crowd where everyone stands on points--Harry and Cedric are tied for first, followed by Krum and then Fleur. Bagman releases Harry and Cedric into the maze and the two part... (full context)
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...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)
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As Harry moves through the maze, he wonders if Krum wanted to win badly enough to do something that would earn him a life sentence... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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...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)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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...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)