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'''Marcus Flint''' (born c. [[1974]]-[[1975]]) was a [[Wizardkind|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]] [[Slytherin Quidditch team|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.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0200-scholastic-chat.htm Online chat transcript, Scholastic.com, 3 February 2000]</ref><ref name="Official Site">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=16 Rowling's Official Site (text only), accessed 25th July 2011]</ref>.
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'''Marcus Flint''' (born c. [[1974]]-[[1975]]) was a [[Wizardkind|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]] [[Slytherin Quidditch team|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.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0200-scholastic-chat.htm Online chat transcript, Scholastic.com, 3 February 2000]</ref><ref name="Official Site">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=16 Rowling's Official Site (text only), accessed 25th July 2011]</ref>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
====1986-1991====
 
====1986-1991====
[[File:Flint.jpg|180px|thumb|left|Marcus Flint playing Quidditch in [[1991]].]]
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[[File:Flint.png|thumb|left|160px|Marcus Flint playing Quidditch in [[1991]].]]
Flint began attending Hogwarts in [[1986]] and was [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] into [[Slytherin]] [[Hogwarts Houses|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 [[1991–1992 school year|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.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
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Flint began attending Hogwarts in [[1986]] and was [[Sorting ceremony|sorted]] into [[Slytherin]] [[Hogwarts Houses|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 [[1991–1992 school year|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, [[block]]ing [[Harry Potter]] in a [[1991]] Quidditch match.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
   
 
====[[1992–1993 school year]]====
 
====[[1992–1993 school year]]====
 
[[File:Slytherinquidditchteam.jpg|thumb|Marcus and the Slytherin Quidditch team]]
 
[[File:Slytherinquidditchteam.jpg|thumb|Marcus and the Slytherin Quidditch team]]
   
In [[1992]], Flint was pleased when his team received new [[broomstick]]s courtesy of [[Lucius Malfoy]] when his son [[Draco Malfoy|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]]. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] then attempted to [[Slug-Vomiting Charm|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. <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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In [[1992]], Flint was pleased when his team received new [[broomstick]]s courtesy of [[Lucius Malfoy]] when his son [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] became the team's new [[File:Better_picture_of_draco_malfoy.jpg|thumb|left|127px|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]]. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] then attempted to [[Slug-Vomiting Charm|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.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
   
 
====[[1993–1994 school year]]====
 
====[[1993–1994 school year]]====
 
[[File:Cs_(1).jpg|thumb|182px|Marcus at Hogwarts.]]
 
[[File:Cs_(1).jpg|thumb|182px|Marcus at Hogwarts.]]
Flint should have graduated from Hogwarts in [[1993]], but had to repeat his [[Seventh year|final year]] as he'd failed his exams<ref name="Official Site"/>. 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 [[Dementor]]s, which were guarding Hogwarts that year due to [[Sirius Black]]'s [[Azkaban escapes#1993|escape]] from [[Azkaban]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref> Also, Flint and [[Peregrine Derrick|Derrick]], following [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]]'s idea, stole the crate containing the Quidditch balls from [[Rolanda Hooch's office|Madame Hooch's office]] and hid them in the [[Clock Tower Courtyard]]. They replaced the crate with a box with a jinxed [[Golden Snitch|Snitch]], [[Quaffle]] and [[Bludger]] inside so they could beat the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]. However, their plan was foiled by [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]]. <ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''</ref>
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Flint should have graduated from Hogwarts in [[1993]], but had to repeat his [[Seventh year|final year]] as he'd failed his exams.<ref name="Official Site"/> 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 [[Dementor]]s, which were guarding Hogwarts that year due to [[Sirius Black]]'s [[Azkaban escapes#1993|escape]] from [[Azkaban]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref> Also, Flint and [[Peregrine Derrick|Derrick]], following [[Draco Malfoy|Malfoy]]'s idea, stole the crate containing the Quidditch balls from [[Rolanda Hooch's office|Madame Hooch's office]] and hid them in the [[Clock Tower Courtyard]]. They replaced the crate with a box with a jinxed [[Golden Snitch|Snitch]], [[Quaffle]] and [[Bludger]] inside so they could beat the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]. However, their plan was foiled by [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''</ref>
   
 
It is unknown what happened to Flint after Hogwarts.
 
It is unknown what happened to Flint after Hogwarts.
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
Marcus was described as being tall, and relatively muscular. He had large teeth, shifty grey eyes, and coarse black hair. [[Harry Potter|Harry]] also mentioned that he looked like he might have [[troll ]][[blood]] in him.
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Marcus was described as being tall, and relatively muscular. He had large teeth, shifty grey eyes, and coarse black hair. [[Harry Potter|Harry]] also mentioned that he looked like he might have [[troll]] [[blood]] in him.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*The name Marcus is derived from Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology. This may allude to Flint's aggression.
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*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.
 
*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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Flint similarly-named captain] of the pirate ship ''Walrus'' from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Louis_Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson]'s novel ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_Island Treasure Island]''.
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*Since Flint was the captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team, he was therefore "Captain Flint", which may be an allusion to the [[wikipedia:Captain Flint|similarly-named captain]] of the pirate ship ''Walrus'' from [[wikipedia:Robert Louis Stevenson|Robert Louis Stevenson]]'s novel ''[[wikipedia:Treasure Island|Treasure Island]]''.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Flint was stated to be a [[sixth year]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', yet he was still at the school in ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' (two years after his debut). [[J. K. Rowling]] has explained this by saying that he had to repeat his last year.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=16 J.K.Rowling Official Site F.A.Q.]</ref> This explanation does not deter some fans from calling other consistency errors "Flints", however.
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*Flint was stated to be a [[sixth year]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', yet he was still at the school in ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' (two years after his debut). [[J. K. Rowling]] has explained this by saying that he had to repeat his last year.<ref name="Official Site"/> This explanation does not deter some fans from calling other consistency errors "Flints", however.
 
*[[Harry Potter]] speculated at one point that Flint might have some [[Troll]] blood in him. However, this may simply have been an insult toward Flint's appearance.
 
*[[Harry Potter]] speculated at one point that Flint might have some [[Troll]] blood in him. However, this may simply have been an insult toward Flint's appearance.
 
*Flint was portrayed by [[Jamie Yeates]] in the film adaptions of [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|the first]] and [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|second]] books, and wore a set of false teeth for the role.
 
*Flint was portrayed by [[Jamie Yeates]] in the film adaptions of [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|the first]] and [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|second]] books, and wore a set of false teeth for the role.
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Monmarcus
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]

BiographyEdit

Education at HogwartsEdit

1986-1991Edit

Flint

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 yearEdit

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
Better picture of draco malfoy

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 yearEdit

Cs (1)

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 appearanceEdit

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.

EtymologyEdit

  • 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 scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Wiki
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Marcus as a LEGO minifigure.

Notes and referencesEdit

  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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