MYTHtery: Draco Malfoy Is Actually a Vampire

Mythtery

Draco Malfoy is not a wizard; he’s not even a human. He is actually a vampire.

 


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Evidence

Draco Malfoy, love him, or hate him, is not your average dude. Putting aside his pale, Eminem-like appearance, he has enough vampiric traits, tendencies, and creepy behavior for anyone to be skeptical of his status as a wizard. Some in the fandom think he fits rather well into the classification of vampire.

Let’s look at the facts. (Though admittedly calling them “facts” is a stretch at this point.) Classic vampire traits include: being pale, gaunt, and tall, having a tendency to drink blood (though in the wizarding world, they are apparently also able to eat other foods if the blood flavored lollies Honeydukes sells exclusively for vampires is anything to go by), avoiding sunlight, heightened senses, morphing ability into animals or fog, and immortality.

Draco Malfoy, it is safe to say, is rather pale and gaunt, he is tall, and one thing I noticed is that we don’t often (if ever) see Draco eating. The one moment where Draco is paired with a mention of food is when he gets an owl-delivery pack of sweets at the beginning of Sorcerer’s Stone. Who’s to say they aren’t all blood-flavored lollies? Hmmm? Film clips and mentions of him during mealtimes are more often than not about him mimicking fights with Harry, sneering at Gryffindors, or looking bored and pushing his food around his plate. Very suspicious. Furthermore, he lives in a large dark manor, dresses in a lot of – if not exclusively – black, tends to stay indoors, and owns peacocks, which in Eastern Europe are known as bad luck. This is vampire aesthetic 101.

As we get to know Draco, he shows a possible hidden tell when he runs away from Professor Quirrell in Chapter 15 of Sorceror’s Stone on the pretense of Quirrell looking scary AF and drinking unicorn blood. However, Quirrell was also known to be stuffing garlic in his turban. Could this have been the real reason Draco ran?

As Draco ages, more instances that could be attributed turn up in his adult life. For example: *Warning: Spoilers ahead* Post-Hogwarts Draco named his son Scorpius which is Latin for “scorpion,” another predatory animal with a venomous stinger. In Scorpius’s case, though, he was named after a constellation, carrying on the tradition of giving astronomical names in the Malfoy/Black family. However, in Western astrology, the constellation of Scorpius is the sign of Scorpio and is linked in Greek mythology to Hades, god of the underworld, as well as the scorpion that killed a famous hunter. According to multiple sources, vampires in myth and literature are archetypes of dark side Scorpio. Intrigued? This is not all; Draco lost a family member to a blood curse. A BLOOD curse. We do not know what this curse is. All that is said is that it came from generations before and manifested itself as a fatal blood malediction in Astoria, his wife. Could this be a cover for: “I accidentally bit her, and then she died?” – Draco, potentially.*

As for heightened senses, morphing abilities, and immortality, there are not enough straws for me to grasp at and make a weak conclusion. Draco certainly is sneaky, and he approximately 50% of the time can tell when Harry is nearby under the invisibility cloak, but that, even for me, is a stretch to liken to heightened senses. As for immortality, Draco hasn’t lived long enough yet for us to test this, so perhaps stay tuned?

The one fact that stands against this theory (apart from the fact the theory in itself is outlandish and laughable) is whether vampires bleed? If they do not, then this is solid proof that Draco is not a vampire or at least was not during his time in Hogwarts; otherwise, how could Harry have successfully used Sectumsempra on him?

Final thoughts: Do all of these random facts lead us to believe Draco Malfoy is a vampire, or are they all mere coincidences, and Draco should think about getting some Vitamin D or at least take some melanin?

Answer: I don’t know. I was initially very skeptical of this theory, but to channel the vibe of Xenophous Lovegood: I can’t prove he isn’t.

What do you think? Could he be vampiric in nature or at least a part-vampire? (They do exist – See Lorcan d’Eath.)

 

– Myth Managed?

No idea.

 

*(Apologies for anyone reading this who hasn’t yet seen or read The Cursed Child.) 

 

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