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{{Dialogue a-b|Fudge|You can speak English! And you've been letting me mime everything all day!|Bulgarian Minister|Vell, it vos very funny.|The Bulgarian Minister for Magic and British Minister for Magic [[Cornelius Fudge]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Fudge|You can speak English! And you've been letting me mime everything all day!|Oblansk|Vell, it vos very funny.|Oblansk and [[Cornelius Fudge|Fudge]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
The '''Minister for Magic''' of [[Bulgaria]] attended the final match of the [[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]]. He wore gold-trimmed, black velvet robes and acted as if he did not understand English.
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'''Oblansk''' (fl. [[1994]]) was a [[Bulgaria]]n [[Bulgarian Minister for Magic|Minister for Magic]]. He attended the final match of the [[1994 Quidditch World Cup]]. He wore gold-trimmed, black velvet robes and acted as if he did not understand English.
   
British Minister for Magic [[Cornelius Fudge]] introduced him to [[Harry Potter]] and asked if he knew about the boy's famous history. The foreign wizard became excited when he recognised Harry's [[Harry Potter's scars|scar]]. Fudge introduced the man to the [[Malfoy family]] next, attempting to pronounce his surname twice (first as "Oblansk" and then as "Obalonsk"), before giving up and simply calling him the Bulgarian Minister for Magic. Fudge excused his poor introduction by claiming that the Minister couldn't understand anything said in English. However, when the [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team]] lost to [[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]], the Bulgarian Minister sullenly declared, "Vell, ve fought bravely." Fudge was angered to learn that the Bulgarian Minister really did know English and had only feigned ignorance because he found it extremely amusing to watch his British counterpart try to communicate through gestures.<ref name="GF8">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Quidditch World Cup'')</ref>
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British Minister for Magic [[Cornelius Fudge]] introduced him to [[Harry Potter]] and asked if he knew about the boy's famous history. Oblansk became excited when he recognised Harry's [[Harry Potter's scars|scar]]. Fudge introduced the man to the [[Malfoy family]] next, attempting to pronounce his surname twice (first as "Oblansk" and then as "Obalonsk"), before giving up and simply calling him the Bulgarian Minister for Magic. Fudge excused his poor introduction by claiming that the Minister couldn't understand anything said in English. However, when the [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team]] lost to [[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]], Oblansk sullenly declared, "Vell, ve fought bravely." Fudge was angered to learn that Oblansk really did know English and had only feigned ignorance because he found it extremely amusing to watch his British counterpart try to communicate through gestures.<ref name="GF8">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Quidditch World Cup'')</ref>
   
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
*"Oblansk" and "Obalonsk" could be mispronuciations of the Russian surname [[Wikipedia:Obolensky|Obolensky]]. This name belongs to a family of Russian princes and apparently derives from the town of Obolensk. [[Wikipedia:Leo Tolstoy|Leo Tolstoy]] also included a character with the last name Oblonsky in his 1877 novel ''[[Wikipedia:Anna Karenina|Anna Karenina]]''.
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*In ''[[Pottermore]]'', the "From the story" entry referring to this individual has the URL referring to the "bulgarian-prime-minister". This seems to have been a mistake, since the entry itself is titled "Bulgarian Minister for Magic", and [[canon]] establishes the difference between the office of [[Minister for Magic]] and that of [[Prime Minister]]. The Prime Minister of Bulgaria at the time the story is set was [[Wikipedia:Lyuben Berov|Lyuben Berov]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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[[Category:Bulgarian individuals]]
 
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Latest revision as of 01:01, March 29, 2014

Oblansk
Biographical information
Also known as

Obalonsk (by Cornelius Fudge)

Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Affiliation
Occupation

Minister for Magic

Loyalty
Fudge: "You can speak English! And you've been letting me mime everything all day!"
Oblansk: "Vell, it vos very funny."
— Oblansk and Fudge[src]

Oblansk (fl. 1994) was a Bulgarian Minister for Magic. He attended the final match of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup. He wore gold-trimmed, black velvet robes and acted as if he did not understand English.

British Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge introduced him to Harry Potter and asked if he knew about the boy's famous history. Oblansk became excited when he recognised Harry's scar. Fudge introduced the man to the Malfoy family next, attempting to pronounce his surname twice (first as "Oblansk" and then as "Obalonsk"), before giving up and simply calling him the Bulgarian Minister for Magic. Fudge excused his poor introduction by claiming that the Minister couldn't understand anything said in English. However, when the Bulgarian National Quidditch team lost to Ireland, Oblansk sullenly declared, "Vell, ve fought bravely." Fudge was angered to learn that Oblansk really did know English and had only feigned ignorance because he found it extremely amusing to watch his British counterpart try to communicate through gestures.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In Pottermore, the "From the story" entry referring to this individual has the URL referring to the "bulgarian-prime-minister". This seems to have been a mistake, since the entry itself is titled "Bulgarian Minister for Magic", and canon establishes the difference between the office of Minister for Magic and that of Prime Minister. The Prime Minister of Bulgaria at the time the story is set was Lyuben Berov.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)

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