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Marcus Flint
Biographical information
Born

c. 1974-1975,
Great Britain[1]

Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood[2]

Title(s)
Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Black

Skin colour

Tan

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

Slytherin

Loyalty

Marcus Flint (born c. 1974-1975) was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1986 to 1994 and was sorted into Slytherin house. He was a Chaser on the Slytherin Quidditch team as well as its Captain from 1991 to 1994. Flint had to repeat his final year of education, as he failed his exams the first time round.[3][4]

Biography

Education at Hogwarts

1986-1991

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Marcus Flint playing Quidditch in 1991.

Flint began attending Hogwarts in 1986 and was sorted into Slytherin House. His Head of House was the Potions master, Professor Severus Snape, and lived in a dormitory in the Slytherin Dungeon. At some point, he joined the Slytherin Quidditch team as a Chaser and became its Captain by his sixth year. Flint was known for being very rough 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.[5]

1992–1993 school year

Slytherinquidditchteam

Marcus and the Slytherin Quidditch team

In 1992, Flint was pleased when his team received new broomsticks courtesy of Lucius Malfoy when his son Draco became the team's new
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Draco Malfoy,his team's seeker

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 hex Draco, but it backfired, and the entire Slytherin team laughed uproariously as Ron vomited slugs. Flint is angered by Draco's stupidity during the match against Gryffindor, and reprimanded him after the game, because Draco failed to notice the Golden Snitch next to him causing Slytherin to lose the match.[6]

1993–1994 school year

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Marcus at Hogwarts.

Flint should have graduated from Hogwarts in 1993, but had to repeat his final year as he'd failed his exams.[4] On one occasion, 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.[7] Also, Flint and Derrick, following Malfoy's idea, stole the crate containing the Quidditch balls from Madame Hooch's office and hid them in the Clock Tower Courtyard. They replaced the crate with a box with a jinxed Snitch, Quaffle and Bludger inside so they could beat the Gryffindor Quidditch team. However, their plan was foiled by Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.[8]

It is unknown what happened to Flint after Hogwarts.

Physical appearance

Marcus was described as being tall, and relatively muscular. He had large teeth, shifty grey eyes, and coarse black hair. Harry also mentioned that he looked like he might have troll blood in him.

Etymology

  • The name Marcus is derived from Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology. This may allude to Flint's aggression. It is also, intrestingly the opposite of Oliver Woods name, Oliver , which means oliv branches symbolizes peace. Wood being the opposite of flint; Flint kindling fire, and Wood burning when in contact of fire.
  • A flint is a stone used for lighting a fire.
  • Since Flint was the captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team, he was therefore "Captain Flint", which may be an allusion to the similarly-named captain of the pirate ship Walrus from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island.

Behind the scenes

Appearances

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Marcus as a LEGO minifigure.

Notes and references

  1. World Exclusive Interview with J K RowlingThe Flints are known British.
  2. His family appears in the Pure-Blood Directory meaning that it at least once was pure-blood. It is possible, however, that non-purebloods married into the family and had children after the directory was published.
  3. Online chat transcript, Scholastic.com, 3 February 2000
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rowling's Official Site (text only), accessed 25th July 2011
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
  9. Although Flint is never identified, the complete Slytherin Quidditch team appeared in the game adaptation.

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