There was recently a change in the infobox from Slytherin to the plain one. But in Chamber of Secrets, when the trio is speculating about Draco possibly being the Heir of Slytherin, Harry says, "Look at his family... The whole lot of them have been in Slytherin, he's always boasting about it." Should the Slytherin infobox be restored? Oread 02:32, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
- That's what I thought. But I also think that it should be neutral; as you said, Harry and co. were just speculating, and as far as I know, it has never been explicitly mentioned in canon. --Cubs Fan2007 02:43, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
- I'd forgotten that comment in Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9. Thanks for pointing me to it, Oread. I'd say that comment paired with the fact that Abraxas was a friend of Slughorn are a good indication that he was in Slytherin. But, "the whole lot of them" is kind of vague, and could potentially refer to only Draco's immediate relatives. In which case we know that his father, mother, and aunt Bellatrix were all in Slytherin. I'd suggest erring on the side of caution and opting for a neutral infobox. We could mention the evidence that Abraxas was in Slytherin in a "Behind the scenes" section (sort of like is done at Eloise Midgen).
- I think we face a similar dilemma with Slughorn's comments regarding the Black family in Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4. I've always interpreted "The whole Black family had been in my house" and "I'd have liked the set" as meaning that all Blacks atttending Hogwarts in the 1970s, save Sirius, were in Slytherin (Bellatrix, Andromeda, Narcissa, and Regulus). I think it's stretching things to take that comment to imply that every Black in history before Sirius was in Slytherin. -Starstuff 03:22, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
- I did as Starstuff suggested and added that he was most likely a Slytherin in the Behind the Scenes section, but left the infobox neutral. Oread 01:23, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
In PS, in the Diagon Alley chapter, Draco himself says that his complete family was in Slytherin. Draco definately knew about his grandfather. The infobox should be changed.--Rodolphus 09:46, August 6, 2011 (UTC)
I agree. Draco spoke to Slughorn about his grandfather and Slughorn knows him. O. k., Slughorn also could have known him when he was in another house, but like Rodolphus said it is very possible, that Draco knew in which house his grandfather was. Harry granger 15:42, August 6, 2011 (UTC)