Blood Status

His Blood-Status shouldn't be listed. It isn't mentioned in the series at all. Just because he called Ginny a blood-traitor, doesn't mean he's a pure-blood. People like Tom Riddle and Severus Snape also used such vulgar and racist terms but were not pure-bloods themselves. This "information" serves as pure speculation. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Silverdrama (talkcontribs) 14:35, 30 March 2009.

I agree that we don't know his blood status for certain, but I think we can reasonably conclude that he was either pure-blood or half-blood, given that his mother was a witch and he took an unfavourable view of so-called "blood traitors." Starstuff (Owl me!) 14:57, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
Note that the actual wording in the Behind the scenes section is "the Zabini family likely at least claims to be pure-blood", based on the attitude Blaise expressed towards "blood traitors" and who he associates with. Also, the Blaise Zabini article has not been placed in the "pure-bloods" category, nor has his family page been placed in the "pure-blood families" category. Nowhere is it stated that he is a pure-blood, which would be overly speculative. Oread (talk) 15:11, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Was the ball optional?

I don't think any students were required to go to the ball except the four contest participants, and they were required to go with a date in order to open the ball. All students in fourth year and above were allowed to go and encouraged to take a date, and most of them, the girls at least, wanted to. Third-year students, such as Ginny, could go only with an older date. I think it's premature to speculate on Blaise's dating habits unless observed. He's mentioned only briefly in the books and is mostly a film character. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Elender Rambo (talkcontribs).

Quidditch team

Why isn't the fact Blaise was a chaser in the Quidditch team considered canon? The only chasers named in HBP are Urquhart and Vaisey, and since it's never stated Blaise isn't in the Quidditch team, I guess we could consider it canon. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lucava (talkcontribs).