Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Lucius Malfoy Character Analysis

Draco Malfoy's father and a prominent Death Eater. A rich man, Mr. Malfoy is well connected at the Ministry because he often gives money to charitable causes. Nobody outside of the Order of the Phoenix suspects him of being a Death Eater, however. Harry believes correctly that Mr. Malfoy is trying to figure out how to get into the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry, and it's implied that he's the one who placed Imperius charms (mind control) on Broderick Bode and Sturgis Podmore. He takes the lead in trying to negotiate with Harry when Harry and his friends go to the Department of Mysteries themselves, and Mr. Malfoy and his cronies are sentenced to time in Azkaban prison when Dumbledore catches them.
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Lucius Malfoy Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Lucius Malfoy appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Nine
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Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...problem. On the next floor, Mr. Weasley stops short when he sees Fudge speaking to Lucius Malfoy. Harry is shocked, since he told Fudge that Mr. Malfoy was a Death Eater... (full context)
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War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
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Lucius Malfoy rudely insults Harry and Mr. Weasley before he and Fudge walk away. Mr. Weasley... (full context)
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...twelve, Grimmauld Place, everyone celebrates Harry's win. Mr. Weasley passes on his message about seeing Lucius Malfoy to Sirius and heads off to the regurgitating toilet. Ron declares that Fudge couldn't... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...it was too reckless for Sirius to accompany them to the station and wonders if Lucius Malfoy recognized him in his dog form. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...at 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... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Four
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...orb is pleasantly warm, and nothing happens when Harry picks it up. Then he hears Lucius Malfoy's voice behind him, asking for the orb—the “prophecy.” (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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...his friends. Harry asks where Sirius is, but Bellatrix Lestrange mocks Harry for his concern. Lucius says that Harry has a "weakness for heroics" and asks for the prophecy. Harry, Ron,... (full context)
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Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...step on someone's foot as he asks what the prophecy is. He's taken aback when Lucius asks if Dumbledore never said that the prophecy is the reason Harry has his scar.... (full context)
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...dais. Harry falls down the stairs and sees many Death Eaters entering from different doors. Lucius asks for the prophecy, but Neville shouts from the doorway that Harry isn't alone. When... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
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...the entrance hall, he sees Crabbe, Goyle, and Malfoy. Malfoy threatens Harry, since Harry put Lucius in Azkaban, and Harry pulls out his wand. Snape breaks up the fight and tries... (full context)