Marcus Flint (Harry thought Flint looked as if he had some troll blood in him.)

Ronald Weasley: "Told them I was Stan Shunpike. First person I could think of."
Harry Potter: "And they believed that?"
Ronald Weasley: "They weren't the brightest. One of them was definitely part troll, the smell of him…"
Ronald Weasley tells Harry Potter and Hermione Granger about his encounter with Snatchers in 1997.[src]

Part-trolls are, apparently, beings with some, but not a total, amount of troll heritage or blood, as well as part human blood.[1][2]

Part-trolls are, apparently, aggressive individuals[1] with a troll's characteristic foul smell.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • It is unknown whether the term 'part-troll' can describe an actual human/troll cross-breed or if it is just a derogatory phrase used to insult large, aggressive, and foul-smelling wizards and witches. Given the context in which it appears in the novels (described as a small instance of humour), the latter is most likely. Moreover, due to trolls' very limited intelligence, mating between a human and a troll wouldn't be unproblematic.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 11 (Quidditch)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 19 (The Silver Doe)