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"Try my life! People look at you because your dad’s the famous Harry Potter, saviour of the wizarding world. People look at me because they think my dad is Voldemort."
-- Scorpius Malfoy (CC2.16)

Scorpius Malfoy

The son of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass. Scorpius greatly resembles Draco (DH/e, CC).

An only child, Scorpius, along with his mother and father, lived apart from the wizarding world due to Astoria’s illness (CC4.4). To the disapproval of his grandparents, Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, Astoria raised Scorpius to be tolerant and to have respect for Muggles (Pm). However, due to their secluded lifestyle and general assumptions about Malfoy family pride, a persistent rumour arose in the Wizarding World that Scorpius was really the son of Voldemort rather than of Draco (CC1.3, CC1.4, CC4.4).

Although very close to his mother, Scorpius looked forward to going to Hogwarts and making friends his own age (CC2.6). Funny, and smart, he and Albus Potter became best friends after their initial meeting on the Hogwart’s Express (CC1.3, CC2.6) and both being sorted into Slytherin House. The loss of his mother during their third year brought Scorpius and Albus even closer together. They were generally considered to be inept misfits ("losers") by the other students at Hogwarts and they spent all their free time together (CC1.4, CC2.8, CC2.16).

At the start of their fourth year at Hogwarts, Albus talked Scorpius into joining him on a quest to "save" Cedric Diggory. Although reluctant, Scorpius followed Albus off the train (CC1.10) and, after convincing Amos Diggory they were serious, the boys were allied with Amos’s niece Delphi (CC1.14). To prevent Cedric from being killed as the "spare" joint winner of the Triwizard Tournament with Harry Potter (CC1.6, GF32), the solution decided upon was to change history using an Experimental Time Turner that had been recently confiscated by the Ministry of Magic.

Together with Delphi they stole the Time Turner from the Minister for Magic’s bookcase (CC1.19) and then went back in time to prevent Cedric from scoring during the First Task (CC2.6, CC2.7, GF20). Their success did change past history, but not in the ways they expected (CC2.9). They made a second attempt, trying to humiliate Cedric during the Second Task (CC2.20, GF26), but this further use of the Time Turner caused history and therefore their present day lives to turn even more horribly wrong (CC3).

With Scorpius and Albus left stranded in time by Delphi during the Third Task (CC3.20, GF31), an alliance formed of the grown-up parents (Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley) used the Golden Time-Turner and worked together with Scorpius and Albus to ensure that time and history remain unchanged. The relationship and understanding between Scorpius and his father then improves, as does that of Albus and Harry (CC4).

Skills

Good at quizzes, schoolwork. Loves books and libraries. Self-confessed geek. His best friend Albus Potter says that he is "kind".

Other canon notes and references

Scorpius attracts nicknames. Some names he calls himself: "Scorpius the Dreadless" and "Malfoy the Unanxious" (CC3.14) and others are given to him: "The Scorpion King" (CC3.2, CC3.4, CC3.5, CC4.14) and "Bread Head" (CC3.14). The mean and hurtful epithet "Son of Voldemort" is written by other students on his trunk (CC1.10).

In an alternate timeline caused by the use of the Experimental Time Turner, Scorpius Malfoy was Seeker for the Slytherin Quidditch Team and a potential candidate for Head Boy (CC3.1).

Commentary

Etymology

Like all of the Black family, Scorpius is named after celestial bodies (which in turn are named after mythological figures) - Scorpio after the constellation (the scorpion that battled Orion), and Hyperion after Saturn's moon (one of the Titans).

Notes

After everything gets back to normal, Scorpius says he is thinking about trying out for the Slytherin Quidditch team (CC4.14). Is this because he knows that in one timeline he was talented enough to be their Seeker? He may also see it as a way to get closer to Rose Granger-Weasley.

Scorpius discovers "another Scorpius" during the second use of the Experimental Time Turner: "entitled, angry, mean - people were frightened of me", but he is able to change back because he "knew what I should be" (CC3.14) - kind and caring. He managed to touch the heart of the "other Draco" in that timeline as well (CC3.3).

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