Harry's nemesis at school. Malfoy is a wealthy boy in Slytherin, from a prominent Wizarding family. Though he's always been power-hungry and cruel, this year he has the added benefit of being a prefect, which gives him the power to take House points from people he doesn't like. Though Malfoy certainly knows that Voldemort is back—his father, Lucius Malfoy, is a prominent Death Eater—he plays into Professor Umbridge's insistence that Voldemort isn't back and does everything he can to curry favor with her. When Umbridge forms an “Inquisitorial Squad” made up of students, Malfoy happily joins and abuses his power as a prefect even more. He's enraged with Harry at the end of the school year, as Harry's exploits at the Ministry land Malfoy’s father in Azkaban.
Draco Malfoy Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The timeline below shows where the character Draco Malfoy appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Luna snappily takes the magazine back—her father is the editor, she says. Minutes later, Draco Malfoy opens the door to the compartment to taunt Harry. He promises to "dog" Harry, but... (full context)
...pick a bowtruckle, he tries to ask Grubbly-Plank about Hagrid. She refuses to answer, and Malfoy smirks that Hagrid might be injured by something "too large" for him. Harry wonders what... (full context)
Hermione assures Harry that Dumbledore would've said something if Hagrid was in trouble. Malfoy makes more mean comments about Hagrid and Harry follows Ron and Hermione to Herbology in... (full context)
...Dumbledore is a supportive boss. Umbridge asks students about injuries in the class, and when Malfoy mentions that he was attacked by a hippogriff, Harry points out that Malfoy didn't follow... (full context)
...to talk to them without that being intercepted. Down in the dungeons at Potions class, Malfoy boasts that Umbridge already gave the Slytherin Quidditch team permission to practice. He insults Mr.... (full context)
...his long, white fingers. He interrogates a man named Rookwood about why Bode fought Lucius Malfoy's Imperius Curse and couldn't take "it." Harry sends Rookwood away and then looks at himself... (full context)
...Umbridge found about the D.A. and sends everyone running. Harry races for a bathroom, but Malfoy hits him with a Trip Jinx. Umbridge comes around the corner, looking delighted. She walks... (full context)
...two Aurors, and Umbridge. Harry learns from Ernie that Dumbledore's office sealed itself against Umbridge. Malfoy interrupts and says that since he's part of the Inquisitorial Squad—a group of students who... (full context)
...begin acting strangely. Ernie interrogates people about how many hours per day they study, while Malfoy insists that those students with connections at the Ministry will be favored by the examiners.... (full context)
Suddenly Umbridge drags Harry's head back through the flames until he's back in her office. Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle enter, holding Ron, Ginny, Luna, and Neville. Umbridge insists that Harry was... (full context)