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{{Quote|Yeah, Zabini, because you're so talented... at posing...|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
'''Blaise Zabini''' was a [[Wizardkind|student]] in [[Harry Potter]]'s school year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He was [[Sorting Ceremony|sorted]] into [[Slytherin]] House<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> and seems to have been friendly with the fellow Slytherins, [[Draco Malfoy]] and [[Pansy Parkinson]].
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'''Blaise Zabini''' was a [[Wizardkind|student]] in [[Harry Potter]]'s school year at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He was [[Sorting Ceremony|sorted]] into [[Slytherin]] House<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> and seemed to have been friendly with the fellow Slytherins, [[Draco Malfoy]] and [[Pansy Parkinson]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
====Early years====
 
====Early years====
Blaise Zabini is the son of a [[Blaise Zabini's mother|famously beautiful witch]] who had been widowed [[seven]] times over by [[1996]]. Each husband's death both occurred under suspicious circumstances ''and'' left the already wealthy Ms. Zabini and her son richer. It is unknown if Blaise's biological father was one of the seven late husbands. Blaise may well be a [[pure-blood]] wizard, as he dislikes "blood traitors" and people who associate with [[Muggle-born]]s. He is stuck-up and does not befriend Muggles or Muggle-borns.
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Blaise Zabini was the son of a [[Blaise Zabini's mother|famously beautiful witch]] who had been widowed [[seven]] times over by [[1996]]. Each husband's death occurred both under suspicious circumstances and left the already wealthy Ms. Zabini and her son richer. It is unknown if Blaise's biological father was one of the seven late husbands. Blaise is more than likely a [[pure-blood]] wizard, as he disliked "blood traitors" and people who associated with [[Muggle-born]]s. He was stuck-up and did not befriend Muggles or Muggle-borns.
 
In [[1991]], Blaise started his education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] by being [[Sorting Hat|sorted]] into the [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] of [[Slytherin]]. Due to Blaise's reserved nature, he kept to himself most of the time and didn't really make friends with other Slytherins, nor other students in his year—though this may have been because he was prejudiced against [[Muggle-born]]s and "[[blood traitor]]s." To a small extent, Blaise seemed to get along with [[Draco Malfoy]] and [[Pansy Parkinson]]—he was able to sit with them on the train journey to Hogwarts—but other than that, he wasn't mentioned as hanging around with the group
 
[[File:Pansy blais.PNG|thumb|right|220px|Pansy Parkinson and Blaise sitting on the Hogwarts' Express.]]
 
   
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In [[1991]], Blaise started his education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and was [[Sorting Hat|sorted]] into the [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] of [[Slytherin]]. Due to Blaise's reserved nature, he kept to himself most of the time and did not really make friends with other Slytherins, nor other students in his year—though this may have been because he was prejudiced against [[Muggle-born]]s and "[[blood traitor]]s." To a small extent, Blaise seemed to get along with [[Draco Malfoy]] and [[Pansy Parkinson]]—he was able to sit with them on the train journey to Hogwarts—but other than that, he was not mentioned to be hanging around that group.
 
====Sixth year====
 
====Sixth year====
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Pansy Parkinson|Even you think she's good looking, don't you, Blaise, and we all know how hard you are to please!|Blaise Zabini|I wouldn't touch a filthy blood traitor like her whatever she looked like.|[[Pansy Parkinson]] and Blaise Zabini discussing [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Pansy Parkinson|Even you think she's good looking, don't you, Blaise, and we all know how hard you are to please!|Blaise Zabini|I wouldn't touch a filthy blood traitor like her whatever she looked like.|[[Pansy Parkinson]] and Blaise Zabini discussing [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
Blaise was one of the students who received an invitation from Professor [[Horace Slughorn]] to join him for lunch on the [[Hogwarts Express]] journey. Slughorn was sizing up the student body for potential new members of his famous [[Slug Club]] which he started when he last taught at Hogwarts. During the meeting Blaise seemed quiet as usual and did not join in the discussions; he did, however, give a little cough of "amused scepticism" when Slughorn told the group that he thought [[Harry Potter]] had powers beyond the ordinary. This caused him to provoke [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] to snap at him, and Slughorn jokingly warned Blaise not to fire Ginny up again, remembering how well she could cast a [[Bat-Bogey Hex]]. When questioned on his family, Blaise talked about his mother and the line of husbands she had who had all left her pots of [[Galleon|galleons]] in their wills after they died, all of which were suspicious deaths.
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[[File:Pansy_blais.PNG|thumb|left|220px|Pansy Parkinson and Blaise sitting on the Hogwarts' Express]]
   
[[File:Movies-HBPGermanCalendar-slugclub2-004.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Blaise at a [[Slug Club]] meeting with [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] and [[Cormac McLaggen]].]]
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Blaise was one of the students who received an invitation from Professor [[Horace Slughorn]] to join him for lunch on the [[Hogwarts Express]] journey, which might imply that none of Blaise's relatives were Death Eaters, as Slughorn wanted nothing to do with them (it was the reason why he chose not to invite [[Theodore Nott]] to join the Club). Slughorn was sizing up the student body for potential new members of his famous [[Slug Club]], which he started when he last taught at Hogwarts. During the meeting Blaise seemed quiet as usual and did not join in the discussions; he did, however, give a little cough of "amused scepticism" when Slughorn told the group that he thought [[Harry Potter]] had powers beyond the ordinary. This caused him to provoke [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] to snap at him, and Slughorn jokingly warned Blaise not to fire Ginny up again, remembering how well she could cast a [[Bat-Bogey Hex]]. When questioned on his family, Blaise talked about his mother and the line of husbands she had who had all left her pots of [[galleon]]s in their wills after they died, all of which were suspicious deaths.
After the lunch meeting ended, Blaise retired to his compartment on the Hogwarts Express in which [[Draco Malfoy]] was lying down with his head on [[Pansy Parkinson]]'s lap while she stroked his hair. Harry Potter followed Blaise back to this compartment under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]] in an attempt to hear Draco's conversation, and give him some perspective as to what Draco had been planning over the summer. Once they arrived at Hogwarts, Blaise apparently passed the litmus test that Slughorn had set, as he continued to receive invitations to Slughorn's parties after the school year began. He did not seem to have a high opinion of his fellow members, if his comments to [[Draco Malfoy]] on the train were any indication, but in spite of that, he continued to accept the invitations.
 
   
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[[File:Movies-HBPGermanCalendar-slugclub2-004.jpg|thumb|220px|Blaise at a [[Slug Club]] meeting with [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] and [[Cormac McLaggen]].]]
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After the lunch meeting ended, Blaise retired to his compartment on the Hogwarts Express in which [[Draco Malfoy]] was lying down with his head on [[Pansy Parkinson]]'s lap while she stroked his hair. Harry Potter followed Blaise back to this compartment under his [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]] in an attempt to hear Draco's conversation, and give him some perspective as to what Draco had been planning over the summer. Once they arrived at Hogwarts, Blaise apparently passed the litmus test that Slughorn had set, as he continued to receive invitations to Slughorn's parties after the school year began. He did not seem to have a high opinion of his fellow members, if his comments to [[Draco Malfoy]] on the train were any indication, but in spite of that, he continued to accept the invitations.
 
====Seventh year====
 
====Seventh year====
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[[File:HPDH2-1220.jpg|thumb|left|240px|Blaise with fellow Slytherins in the Great Hall]]
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Blaise attended his seventh year at Hogwarts. Because he was a pure-blood Slytherin, his time there was more pleasant than most people's.
 
Blaise attended his seventh year at Hogwarts. Because he was a pure-blood Slytherin, his time there was more pleasant than most people's.
   
When evacuation started moments before the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] on [[2 May]], [[1998]], Blaise presumably left with the other [[Slytherin]]s through the [[Room of Requirement]].
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When evacuation started m[[File:Hp72_0857.jpg|thumb|240px|[[Draco Malfoy]] and [[Blaise Zabini]] hanging on for dear life with the FiendFyre below them]]oments before the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] on [[2 May]], [[1998]], Blaise presumably left with the other [[Slytherin]]s through the [[Room of Requirement]].
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
Blaise was a tall, dark-skinned young man with high cheekbones and long, slanting eyes. He was described as being vain about appearances.<ref name="HBP7">''Half-Blood Prince'', Ch. 7</ref>.
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Blaise was a tall, dark-skinned young man with high cheekbones and long, slanting eyes that sent a chill into the air. He was described as being vain about appearances.
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
Blaise seemed to be an arrogant person, who looked down on nearly everyone and everything, though he rarely expressed his disdainful opinions in a confrontational manner. He reacted with scornful amusement when [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] praised [[Harry Potter]]'s talents, and with contempt when Slughorn suggested that he should not anger [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], who insulted Blaise's vanity<ref name="HBP7" />. He also insulted most of his fellow [[Slug Club]] members and the parties themselves to [[Draco Malfoy]], though he continued to attend the meetings and also did not seem to respect Draco very much. [[Pansy Parkinson]] claimed that Blaise was very difficult to please romantically; when she accused him of finding Ginny attractive, Blaise said he would never touch "a filthy [[blood traitor]] like her", which Pansy found very funny and which indicated that Blaise was prejudiced against [[Muggle]]s, [[Muggle-born]]s, and those who are accepting of them.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]</ref> However, he also doesn't seem to hold a high opinion of followers of Voldemort, either; in the same conversation he taunted Draco on his father being outed as a [[Death Eater]]. It seemed he was so arrogant, that he was more or less indifferent and dismissive of everyone, regardless of status.
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{{Quote|Zabini gave a tiny little cough that was clearly supposed to indicate amused skepticism. |Blaise regarding [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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Blaise seemed to be an arrogant person, who looked down on nearly everyone and everything, though he rarely expressed his disdainful opinions in a confrontational manner. He reacted with scornful amusement when [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] praised [[Harry Potter]]'s talents, and with contempt when Slughorn suggested that he should not anger [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], who insulted Blaise's vanity<ref name="HBP7"></ref>. He also insulted most of his fellow [[Slug Club]] members and the parties themselves to [[Draco Malfoy]], though he continued to attend the meetings and also did not seem to respect Draco very much.
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[[Pansy Parkinson]] claimed that Blaise was very difficult to please romantically; when she accused him of finding Ginny attractive, Blaise said he would never touch "a filthy [[blood traitor]] like her", which Pansy found very funny and which indicated that Blaise was prejudiced against [[Muggle]]s, [[Muggle-born]]s, and those who were accepting of them.<ref name="HBP7">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]</ref> However, he also did not seem to hold a high opinion of followers of Voldemort, either; in the same conversation, he taunted Draco on his father being outed as a [[Death Eater]]. It seemed he was so arrogant that he was more or less indifferent and dismissive of everyone, regardless of status.
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==Magical abilities and skills==
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'''[[Potions]]''': Blaise was proficient at potion-making, considering he was one of the few students that progressed to [[N.E.W.T.]]-level in 1996. He achieved either an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' or an '[[Outstanding]]' on his O.W.L. exam.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
*Blaise is a French name derived from the Latin ''blaesus'', "lisping".<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/blaise Behind the Name: Blaise]</ref> In mythology Blaise was the tutor and, later, biographer, of Merlin - which makes this an appropriate name for a wizard. Another famous bearer was [[Wikipedia:Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal]], a French mathematician and philosopher. Also, [[Wikipedia:Blaise Castle|Blaise Castle]] is an eighteenth-century mansion house and estate in Bristol, England called "the finest place in England" in Jane Austen's ''Northanger Abbey''.
 
*Blaise is a French name derived from the Latin ''blaesus'', "lisping".<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/blaise Behind the Name: Blaise]</ref> In mythology Blaise was the tutor and, later, biographer, of Merlin - which makes this an appropriate name for a wizard. Another famous bearer was [[Wikipedia:Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal]], a French mathematician and philosopher. Also, [[Wikipedia:Blaise Castle|Blaise Castle]] is an eighteenth-century mansion house and estate in Bristol, England called "the finest place in England" in Jane Austen's ''Northanger Abbey''.
*The surname Zabini is Italian, suggesting that Blaise is of part Italian descent. It bears similarity to the name of a custard-like Italian dessert, [[Wikipedia:Zabaione|Zabaione]].
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*The surname Zabini is Italian, suggesting that Blaise may have part Italian descent. It bears similarity to the name of a custard-like Italian dessert, [[Wikipedia:Zabaione|Zabaione]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Blaise is portraited by [[Louis Cordice]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film]] [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''. He appears in several scenes and has one line in the film.
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*Blaise is portrayed by [[Louis Cordice]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film]] [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''. He appears in several scenes and has one line in the film.
 
*For many years Blaise's gender and nature were hotly debated in fan forums, and both male and female versions of the character were heavily featured in fanfiction. This was mostly due to the indeterminate nature of Blaise's character in canon and lack of further explanation on [[J. K. Rowling]]'s part until it was revealed in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' that he was male.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/news_view.cfm?id=80 J.K. Rowling's Official Site: News]</ref>.
 
*For many years Blaise's gender and nature were hotly debated in fan forums, and both male and female versions of the character were heavily featured in fanfiction. This was mostly due to the indeterminate nature of Blaise's character in canon and lack of further explanation on [[J. K. Rowling]]'s part until it was revealed in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' that he was male.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/news_view.cfm?id=80 J.K. Rowling's Official Site: News]</ref>.
*Based on the attitude Blaise expressed towards "[[blood traitor]]s" and his association with elitist [[Draco Malfoy]], the [[Zabini family]] likely claims to be [[pure-blood]].
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*Based on the attitude Blaise expressed towards "[[blood traitor]]s" and his association with elitist [[Draco Malfoy]], the [[Zabini family]] likely claims to be [[pure-blood]]. It is interesting to note that despite their prejudice against [[Muggle-born]]s, the Slytherins do not seem to have any issues with accepting a wizard of a different skin colour, as long as he is pure-blooded.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Blaise plays as a [[Chaser]] on the [[Slytherin Quidditch team]]. [[File:Blaizezabiniquidditch.JPG|thumb|Blaise playing [[Quidditch]] for Slytherin.]]
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Blaise plays as a [[Chaser]] on the [[Slytherin Quidditch team]]. [[File:Blaizezabiniquidditch.JPG|thumb|210px|Blaise playing [[Quidditch]] for Slytherin.]]
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Blaise is present in the fight in the [[Room of Requirement]], in exchange of [[Vincent Crabbe]], whose [[Jamie Waylett|actor]] was sentenced to 120 hours of community service. What happened to Goyle in the book happened to Zabini in the movie and what happened to Goyle in the movie happened to Crabbe in the book.
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', Blaise is present in the fight in the [[Room of Requirement]] in place of [[Vincent Crabbe]], whose [[Jamie Waylett|actor]] was sentenced to 120 hours of community service. What happened to Goyle in the book happened to Zabini in the movie and what happened to Goyle in the movie happened to Crabbe in the book.
 
*In a deleted scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2, Blaise, and some other Slytherins, were locked up in a cell by Argus Filch.
 
*In a deleted scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2, Blaise, and some other Slytherins, were locked up in a cell by Argus Filch.
   
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Blaise Zabini
Biographical information
Born

c. 19791980, Great Britain

Blood status

Pure-blood (likely)

Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Eye colour

Brown

Skin colour

Dark

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

Slytherin

Loyalty
"Yeah, Zabini, because you're so talented... at posing..."
Ginny Weasley.[src]

Blaise Zabini was a student in Harry Potter's school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was sorted into Slytherin House[1] and seemed to have been friendly with the fellow Slytherins, Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson.

BiographyEdit

Education at HogwartsEdit

Early yearsEdit

Blaise Zabini was the son of a famously beautiful witch who had been widowed seven times over by 1996. Each husband's death occurred both under suspicious circumstances and left the already wealthy Ms. Zabini and her son richer. It is unknown if Blaise's biological father was one of the seven late husbands. Blaise is more than likely a pure-blood wizard, as he disliked "blood traitors" and people who associated with Muggle-borns. He was stuck-up and did not befriend Muggles or Muggle-borns.

In 1991, Blaise started his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into the House of Slytherin. Due to Blaise's reserved nature, he kept to himself most of the time and did not really make friends with other Slytherins, nor other students in his year—though this may have been because he was prejudiced against Muggle-borns and "blood traitors." To a small extent, Blaise seemed to get along with Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson—he was able to sit with them on the train journey to Hogwarts—but other than that, he was not mentioned to be hanging around that group.

Sixth yearEdit

Pansy Parkinson: "Even you think she's good looking, don't you, Blaise, and we all know how hard you are to please!"
Blaise Zabini: "I wouldn't touch a filthy blood traitor like her whatever she looked like."
Pansy Parkinson and Blaise Zabini discussing Ginny Weasley[src]
Pansy blais

Pansy Parkinson and Blaise sitting on the Hogwarts' Express

Blaise was one of the students who received an invitation from Professor Horace Slughorn to join him for lunch on the Hogwarts Express journey, which might imply that none of Blaise's relatives were Death Eaters, as Slughorn wanted nothing to do with them (it was the reason why he chose not to invite Theodore Nott to join the Club). Slughorn was sizing up the student body for potential new members of his famous Slug Club, which he started when he last taught at Hogwarts. During the meeting Blaise seemed quiet as usual and did not join in the discussions; he did, however, give a little cough of "amused scepticism" when Slughorn told the group that he thought Harry Potter had powers beyond the ordinary. This caused him to provoke Ginny Weasley to snap at him, and Slughorn jokingly warned Blaise not to fire Ginny up again, remembering how well she could cast a Bat-Bogey Hex. When questioned on his family, Blaise talked about his mother and the line of husbands she had who had all left her pots of galleons in their wills after they died, all of which were suspicious deaths.

Movies-HBPGermanCalendar-slugclub2-004

Blaise at a Slug Club meeting with Professor Slughorn and Cormac McLaggen.

After the lunch meeting ended, Blaise retired to his compartment on the Hogwarts Express in which Draco Malfoy was lying down with his head on Pansy Parkinson's lap while she stroked his hair. Harry Potter followed Blaise back to this compartment under his Invisibility cloak in an attempt to hear Draco's conversation, and give him some perspective as to what Draco had been planning over the summer. Once they arrived at Hogwarts, Blaise apparently passed the litmus test that Slughorn had set, as he continued to receive invitations to Slughorn's parties after the school year began. He did not seem to have a high opinion of his fellow members, if his comments to Draco Malfoy on the train were any indication, but in spite of that, he continued to accept the invitations.

Seventh yearEdit

HPDH2-1220

Blaise with fellow Slytherins in the Great Hall

Blaise attended his seventh year at Hogwarts. Because he was a pure-blood Slytherin, his time there was more pleasant than most people's.

When evacuation started m
Hp72 0857

Draco Malfoy and Blaise Zabini hanging on for dear life with the FiendFyre below them

oments before the Battle of Hogwarts on 2 May, 1998, Blaise presumably left with the other Slytherins through the Room of Requirement.

Physical appearanceEdit

Blaise was a tall, dark-skinned young man with high cheekbones and long, slanting eyes that sent a chill into the air. He was described as being vain about appearances.

Personality and traitsEdit

"Zabini gave a tiny little cough that was clearly supposed to indicate amused skepticism. "
—Blaise regarding Harry Potter[src]

Blaise seemed to be an arrogant person, who looked down on nearly everyone and everything, though he rarely expressed his disdainful opinions in a confrontational manner. He reacted with scornful amusement when Professor Slughorn praised Harry Potter's talents, and with contempt when Slughorn suggested that he should not anger Ginny Weasley, who insulted Blaise's vanity[2]. He also insulted most of his fellow Slug Club members and the parties themselves to Draco Malfoy, though he continued to attend the meetings and also did not seem to respect Draco very much.

Pansy Parkinson claimed that Blaise was very difficult to please romantically; when she accused him of finding Ginny attractive, Blaise said he would never touch "a filthy blood traitor like her", which Pansy found very funny and which indicated that Blaise was prejudiced against Muggles, Muggle-borns, and those who were accepting of them.[2] However, he also did not seem to hold a high opinion of followers of Voldemort, either; in the same conversation, he taunted Draco on his father being outed as a Death Eater. It seemed he was so arrogant that he was more or less indifferent and dismissive of everyone, regardless of status.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

Potions: Blaise was proficient at potion-making, considering he was one of the few students that progressed to N.E.W.T.-level in 1996. He achieved either an 'Exceeds Expectations' or an 'Outstanding' on his O.W.L. exam.

EtymologyEdit

  • Blaise is a French name derived from the Latin blaesus, "lisping".[3] In mythology Blaise was the tutor and, later, biographer, of Merlin - which makes this an appropriate name for a wizard. Another famous bearer was Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician and philosopher. Also, Blaise Castle is an eighteenth-century mansion house and estate in Bristol, England called "the finest place in England" in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.
  • The surname Zabini is Italian, suggesting that Blaise may have part Italian descent. It bears similarity to the name of a custard-like Italian dessert, Zabaione.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Wiki
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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  3. Behind the Name: Blaise
  4. J.K. Rowling's Official Site: News
  5. Despite this character not actually being identified in the film, they were sorted in 1991 and therefore were present in the films adaptation of the sorting amongst the crowd of first years, as they had to be sorted and even though they weren't mentioned they'd still be one of the students in that crowd.
  6. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2857909/

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