Marvolo’s son and Voldemort’s uncle. Encouraged by his father, Morfin attacks Muggles living in the village near the family’s home and is sent to Azkaban for his behavior. As a young man Voldemort returns to his ancestral village, murders his Muggle father and grandparents, and frames Morfin for the crime. Morfin is sent to Azkaban and, despite Dumbledore’s eventual proof of his innocence, dies there.
Morfin Gaunt Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The timeline below shows where the character Morfin Gaunt appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Ten: The House of Gaunt
...Wizarding law.” Reluctantly, Mr. Gaunt allows Ogden to enter the grim and dirty cottage, where Morfin sits on a couch playing with a live snake. At the stove, a “defeated-looking” teenage... (full context)
Immediately, Harry asks if Merope survived. Dumbledore responds that Ogden soon returns with reinforcements; both Morfin and his father, Marvolo, do stints in Azkaban for their history of Muggle attacks. Recognizing... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen: A Sluggish Memory
...and his grandparents. While the Muggle authorities are confounded by the crime, the Ministry blames Morfin, who’s already known as a Muggle-hater. Morfin admits to the murders, seeming proud at the... (full context)