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Marcus Flint
Biographical information
Born

12 Novmeber 1975

Died

May 2, 2015 (aged 39)

Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood (possibly)[1]

Title(s)
Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Eye colour

brown

Family information
Family members
  • Ursula Flint (possible relative)
  • Josephina Flint (possible relative)
  • Flint family
Magical characteristics
Boggart

Tortoise's

Affiliation
House

Slytherin[2]

Loyalty
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"Funny you should mention Draco's father, [...] 'Let me show you the generous gift he's made to the Slytherin team.'"
—Marcus admitting to accepting a bribe when determining a new Seeker.[src]

Marcus Flint ( 1975-2015)[3] was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1987 to 1994 and was sorted into Slytherin house. He was a Chaser on the Slytherin Quidditch team, as well as its Captain from at least 1991 to 1994.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Marcus was born in September 1975 to August 1976[3] in Great Britain. He was a descendant of the pure-blood Flint family and perhaps related in some way to former Minister for Magic, Josephina Flint and Ursula Black (née Flint). It is unknown if Marcus himself was a pure-blood.

Hogwarts years (1987-1994)[]

Early years[]

Flint began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1987[3] and was Sorted into Slytherin House. He lived in a dormitory in the Slytherin Dungeon, and his Head of House was the Potions Master, Professor Severus Snape.

At some point, he joined the Slytherin Quidditch team as a Chaser and became its captain by his fifth year. Flint was known for being very rough and often brutal in his Quidditch-playing; for example, his handshakes with Gryffindor Captain and rival Oliver Wood often turned into attempts to break one another's fingers. He was also not above committing fouls, blocking Harry Potter in a 1991 Quidditch match.[2]

Sixth year[]

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In 1992, Flint was pleased when his team received new broomsticks, courtesy of Lucius Malfoy, when his son Draco became the team's new Seeker. They bragged to the Gryffindor Quidditch team about this and mocked their rivals' older brooms. This prompted Hermione Granger to insult Draco, remarking that "at least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in". Draco retaliated by calling Hermione a "filthy little Mudblood" to the outrage of the Gryffindors. Flint had to stand in front of Draco to prevent Fred and George Weasley from attacking and injuring his Seeker. Ron Weasley then attempted to curse Draco, but it backfired, and the entire Slytherin team laughed uproariously as Ron vomited slugs.[4]

Flint was angered by Draco's stupidity during a match against Gryffindor. He reprimanded him after the game because Draco failed to notice the Golden Snitch next to him, causing Slytherin to lose the match. This was witnessed by George Weasley.[5]

Seventh year[]

"Sorry! Sorry, didn't see her!"
—Flint audaciously defending his foul play[src]

During Flint's final year, he participated in a scheme to scare Harry Potter with Draco, Vincent Crabbe, and Gregory Goyle. The four Slytherins dressed up as Dementors, which were guarding Hogwarts that year due to Sirius Black's escape from Azkaban.[6] Following their cruel prank, Professor Minerva McGonagall took fifty House points from Slytherin and sentenced all four of them to detention as punishment. During the Quidditch final between Gryffindor and Slytherin that year, Flint played unscrupulously yet again against the rival team, smashing into Angelina Johnson with his broom, which resulted in Fred Weasley throwing his Beater's bat at his head, smashing his nose against his broom handle and causing it to bleed. Flint later managed during the game to score a goal against Gryffindor, but Harry caught the Golden Snitch, allowing Gryffindor to win the game and to gain the Quidditch Cup at last.[7]

Later Life[]

He becames a Neo-Deatheater and Blackmails George Weasley and Takes part in the Kidnapping of Teddy Lupin He is killed During the Seige of The PinkPuffs factory by Ronald Weasley avenging his Sitser and Law and Brother and Alfred Cattermole who as Also killed

During the 2010s, Flint's younger self appeared as a Foundable during the Calamity, clad in his Slytherin Quidditch uniform and entrapped by a magical fire Confoundable. Volunteer members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force were able to free him by casting the Water-Making Spell, allowing Flint to return to his original time.[8]

Physical appearance[]

"Harry thought Flint looked as if he had some troll blood in him."
—Harry's description of Marcus Flint[src]

Marcus was described as being tall and relatively muscular. Harry Potter also mentioned that he looked like he might have troll blood in him.[2] However, this may simply have been an insult toward Flint's appearance.

Personality and traits[]

"'Now, I want a nice fair game, all of you', she said, once they were all gathered around her. Harry noticed that she seemed to be speaking particularly to the Slytherin Captain, Marcus Flint, a fifth year."
—Rolanda Hooch's observation of Flint's cheating.[src]

Flint did not follow good sportsmanship when playing Quidditch, despite his position as Captain of his team. He allowed Draco Malfoy to join the team when bribed with the new Nimbus 2001 broomsticks.[4] Flint also resorted frequently to foul play, such as blocking Harry Potter in 1991[2] and trying to scare him by disguising as a Dementor in 1993.[6] He seemed to find the misfortunes of others amusing as he laughed when Ron's Slug-vomiting Charm backfired on himself.[4] When Draco failed to notice the Snitch floating above his head, leading the team to lose, Flint yelled at the new Seeker rather harshly for his foolishness.[5] It was unknown how he viewed the importance of blood status, though he seemed to approve of when Draco called Hermione a mudblood and even defended him from harm afterwards, implying he may have held some prejudice towards Muggle-borns or that he was a pure-blood supremacist, similar to many other Slytherin students.[4]

Magical abilities and skills[]

  • Flying: Marcus played as a Chaser on the Slytherin Quidditch team. He was the Captain from at least his fifth year to his seventh year, demonstrating he was an accomplished and skilled broomstick flyer and Quidditch player, despite his frequent cheating and foul play on the Quidditch pitch.

Etymology[]

  • The name Marcus is derived from Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology. This may allude to Flint's aggression. It is interestingly the opposite of Oliver Wood's name, which means "olive tree", ultimately symbolising Wood's peaceful nature.
  • A flint is a stone used for lighting a fire. Once again, this alludes to his relationship with Oliver Wood; flint is kindling fire, and wood burns when in contact with fire.
  1. His family appears in the Pure-Blood Directory, meaning that as of the 1930s it included no Muggles or Muggle-borns. However Marcus was born 40 years later so the blood-status of Marcus and the Flint family may have changed. It's unlikely he would be muggle-born, given the connections Marcus had.
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