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|born=[[2 September]], [[1979]] – [[21 April]], [[1980]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' — based on the fact Theodore didn't attend in [[Potions (class)|Potions]] on April 21st, 1997, he was currently of age and could take his [[Apparition (class)|Apparition]] test.</ref><br> [[Great Britain]]
 
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|blood=[[Pure-blood]]<ref name="rowling">"[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=5 Malfoy & Nott]" at [http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=5 Extra Stuff] at [[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]</ref>
 
|blood=[[Pure-blood]]<ref name="rowling">"[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=5 Malfoy & Nott]" at [http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=5 Extra Stuff] at [[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]</ref>
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'''Theodore Nott''' was a [[pure-blood]] [[wizard]] who was a [[Slytherin]] student in the same year as [[Harry Potter]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
 
'''Theodore Nott''' was a [[pure-blood]] [[wizard]] who was a [[Slytherin]] student in the same year as [[Harry Potter]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
Theodore Nott was born to an elderly wizard, [[Nott|Mr. Nott]], and [[Theodore Nott's mother|his wife]]. After the death of his mother, Theodore was raised by his father, who was a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]].<ref name="rowling" />
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Theodore Nott was born to an elderly wizard, [[Nott|Mr. Nott]] and [[Theodore Nott's mother|his wife]]. After the death of his mother, Theodore was raised by his father, who was a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]].<ref name="rowling" />
   
===Hogwarts===
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===Hogwarts years===
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Theodore started at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] on [[1 September]], [[1991]] and was sorted into [[Slytherin]] house. During a [[Care of Magical Creatures]] lesson in his fifth year, he was one of only three students present who could see [[Thestral|Thestrals]], suggesting that he may have witnessed his mother's death firsthand.<ref name="ootp21">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 21</ref><ref name="rowling2">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=88 F.A.Q. question] on [http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=5 J.K. Rowling Official Site]</ref> He found the creatures rather distasteful as he watched one eating.<ref name="ootp21" />
Theodore started at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] on [[1 September]], [[1991]] and was sorted into [[Slytherin]] house. During a [[Care of Magical Creatures]] lesson in his fifth year, he was one of only three students present who could see [[Thestral]]s, suggesting that he may have witnessed his mother's death firsthand.<ref name="ootp21">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 21</ref><ref name="rowling2">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=88 F.A.Q. question] on [http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=5 J.K. Rowling Official Site]</ref> He found the creatures rather distasteful as he watched one eating.<ref name="ootp21" />
 
   
====[[1995–1996 school year|1995-1996]]====
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====Fifth year====
 
[[Hermione Granger]] pointed out Theodore's name to [[Harry Potter]] for the first time in [[1996]], when Theodore was gathered in the school library with fellow Slytherins [[Vincent Crabbe]], [[Gregory Goyle]], and [[Draco Malfoy]]. All four boys had fathers who had recently been outed by Harry as Death Eaters in an article published in ''[[The Quibbler]]''. Theodore was the only member of the group whose reaction to seeing Harry was not specifically noted as being either negative or threatening (it wasn't mentioned at all).<ref name="ootp26">''Order of the Phoenix'', Chapter 26</ref>
 
[[Hermione Granger]] pointed out Theodore's name to [[Harry Potter]] for the first time in [[1996]], when Theodore was gathered in the school library with fellow Slytherins [[Vincent Crabbe]], [[Gregory Goyle]], and [[Draco Malfoy]]. All four boys had fathers who had recently been outed by Harry as Death Eaters in an article published in ''[[The Quibbler]]''. Theodore was the only member of the group whose reaction to seeing Harry was not specifically noted as being either negative or threatening (it wasn't mentioned at all).<ref name="ootp26">''Order of the Phoenix'', Chapter 26</ref>
   
====[[1996–1997 school year|1996-1997]]====
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====Sixth year====
{{Dialogue a-b|Draco Malfoy|Maybe [[Horace Slughorn|he]]'s going a bit senile. [[Lucius Malfoy|My father]] used to be a bit of a favourite of his. Slughorn probably hasn't heard I'm on the train, or -|[[Blaise Zabini]]|I wouldn't bank on an invitation. He asked me about Nott's father when I first arrived. They used to be old friends, apparently, but when he heard he'd been caught at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] he didn't look happy, and Nott didn't get an invitation, did he? I don't think Slughorn's interested in [[Death Eaters]].|[[Blaise Zabini]] talking to [[Draco Malfoy]].|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince#The Slug Club}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Draco Malfoy|Maybe he's going a bit senile. [[Lucius Malfoy|My father]] used to be a bit of a favourite of his. Slughorn probably hasn't heard I'm on the train, or |Blaise Zabini|I wouldn't bank on an invitation. He asked me about Nott's father when I first arrived. They used to be old friends, apparently, but when he heard he'd been caught at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]] he didn't look happy, and Nott didn't get an invitation, did he? I don't think Slughorn's interested in [[Death Eaters]].|Zabini and Malfoy discussing the Slug Club|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince#The Slug Club}}
   
While on the [[Hogwarts Express]] in [[1996]], [[Horace Slughorn]] waylaid [[Blaise Zabini]] and inquired after Theodore's father. Blaise replied that Mr. Nott was a Death Eater imprisoned in [[Azkaban]] for breaking into the [[Department of Mysteries]] the previous June. Slughorn, not wanting any association with Death Eaters, wasn't pleased and thus invited Blaise, not Theodore, to join the [[Slug Club]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 7</ref>
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While on the [[Hogwarts Express]] in [[1996]], [[Horace Slughorn]] waylaid [[Blaise Zabini]] and inquired after Theodore's father. Blaise replied that [[Mr. Nott]] was a Death Eater imprisoned in [[Azkaban]] for breaking into the [[Department of Mysteries]] the previous June. Slughorn, not wanting any association with Death Eaters, wasn't pleased and thus invited Blaise, not Theodore, to join the [[Slug Club]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 7</ref>
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[[File:Slughorn pottermore.jpg|left|thumb|250x250px|Theodore in N.E.W.T.-level potions]]
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Theodore was one of four Slytherin students who progressed to the [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]]-level in [[Potions (class)|Potions]]. During his first lesson with Professor Slughorn, he sat next to Draco, and they both sniggered when Hermione revealed that she was a [[Muggle-born]].<ref>''Half-Blood Prince'', Chapter 9</ref>
   
Theodore was one of four Slytherin students who progressed to the [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]] level in [[Potions (class)|Potions]]. During his first lesson with Professor Slughorn, he sat next to Draco, and they both sniggered when Hermione revealed that she was a [[Muggle-born]].<ref>''Half-Blood Prince'', Chapter 9</ref>
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====Seventh year====
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Theodore attended his seventh year at Hogwarts. Due to being a [[pure-blood]] [[Slytherin]], as well as the son of a Death Eater, he was likely treated better than most.
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Shortly before the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], students were being evacuated from the school including the Slytherins. It is unknown if he was one of the few students to join [[Lord Voldemort]], or if he returned to fight against the Death Eaters with [[Horace Slughorn]].
   
 
==Physical Description==
 
==Physical Description==
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==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
Theodore is a clever, solitary boy who has never felt compelled to join "gangs," such as the one headed by Draco.<ref name="rowling" /> He is seen as a loner who does things by himself. Although he does seem fit to join in laughing at [[Hermione]]'s blood-status. However, even while making fun of [[Gryffindors]], he still excels in [[Potions]].
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{{Quote|Harry saw Malfoy lean close to Nott and whisper something; both of them snickered.|Nott and [[Draco Malfoy]] making fun of Hermione's [[Muggle-born]] status|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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Theodore is a clever, solitary boy who has never felt compelled to join "gangs," such as the one headed by Draco.<ref name="rowling" /> He is seen as a loner who does things by himself. Although he does seem fit to join in laughing at [[Hermione]]'s blood-status.
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==Magical abilities and skills==
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'''[[Potions]]''': Theodore was skilled at potion-making, as he was only one of twelve students able to advance to [[N.E.W.T.]]-level in 1996. He either achieved an '[[Exceeds Expectations]]' or an '[[Outstanding]]' on his O.W.L. exam.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*A subplot that Rowling eventually cut from the series storyline was to have featured Theodore and [[Draco Malfoy]] talking in the garden of [[Malfoy Manor]], which would have been one of the few times that Draco would be seen conversing with someone he regarded as an equal, as Rowling said that Theodore was just as [[pure-blood]]ed as him (and even somewhat cleverer). Rowling stated that she liked the scene so much that she tried to use it twice: first in ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|Chamber of Secrets]]'' and second in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|Goblet of Fire]]''.<ref name="rowling" />
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*A subplot that Rowling eventually cut from the series storyline was to have featured Theodore and [[Draco Malfoy]] talking in the garden of [[Malfoy Manor]], which would have been one of the few times that Draco would be seen conversing with someone he regarded as an equal, as Rowling said that Theodore was just as [[pure-blood]]ed as him. Rowling stated that she liked the scene so much that she tried to use it twice: first in ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|Chamber of Secrets]]'' and second in ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|Goblet of Fire]]''.<ref name="rowling" />
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*Rowling states that she knows much more about Nott than what is revealed in the books, and expresses a similar sentiment in regards to [[Dean Thomas]].<ref name="rowling" />
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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TheodoreNott
Theodore Nott
Biographical information
Born

2 September, 197921 April, 1980[1]
Great Britain

Blood status

Pure-blood[2]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

Slytherin

Loyalty

Theodore Nott was a pure-blood wizard who was a Slytherin student in the same year as Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Theodore Nott was born to an elderly wizard, Mr. Nott and his wife. After the death of his mother, Theodore was raised by his father, who was a Death Eater.[2]

Hogwarts yearsEdit

Theodore started at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on 1 September, 1991 and was sorted into Slytherin house. During a Care of Magical Creatures lesson in his fifth year, he was one of only three students present who could see Thestrals, suggesting that he may have witnessed his mother's death firsthand.[3][4] He found the creatures rather distasteful as he watched one eating.[3]

Fifth yearEdit

Hermione Granger pointed out Theodore's name to Harry Potter for the first time in 1996, when Theodore was gathered in the school library with fellow Slytherins Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle, and Draco Malfoy. All four boys had fathers who had recently been outed by Harry as Death Eaters in an article published in The Quibbler. Theodore was the only member of the group whose reaction to seeing Harry was not specifically noted as being either negative or threatening (it wasn't mentioned at all).[5]

Sixth yearEdit

Draco Malfoy: "Maybe he's going a bit senile. My father used to be a bit of a favourite of his. Slughorn probably hasn't heard I'm on the train, or —"
Blaise Zabini: "I wouldn't bank on an invitation. He asked me about Nott's father when I first arrived. They used to be old friends, apparently, but when he heard he'd been caught at the Ministry he didn't look happy, and Nott didn't get an invitation, did he? I don't think Slughorn's interested in Death Eaters."
— Zabini and Malfoy discussing the Slug Club[src]

While on the Hogwarts Express in 1996, Horace Slughorn waylaid Blaise Zabini and inquired after Theodore's father. Blaise replied that Mr. Nott was a Death Eater imprisoned in Azkaban for breaking into the Department of Mysteries the previous June. Slughorn, not wanting any association with Death Eaters, wasn't pleased and thus invited Blaise, not Theodore, to join the Slug Club.[6]

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Theodore in N.E.W.T.-level potions

Theodore was one of four Slytherin students who progressed to the N.E.W.T.-level in Potions. During his first lesson with Professor Slughorn, he sat next to Draco, and they both sniggered when Hermione revealed that she was a Muggle-born.[7]

Seventh yearEdit

Theodore attended his seventh year at Hogwarts. Due to being a pure-blood Slytherin, as well as the son of a Death Eater, he was likely treated better than most.

Shortly before the Battle of Hogwarts, students were being evacuated from the school including the Slytherins. It is unknown if he was one of the few students to join Lord Voldemort, or if he returned to fight against the Death Eaters with Horace Slughorn.

Physical DescriptionEdit

Theodore is "weedy" and "stringy," indicating that he is tall, thin, and perhaps weakly built.[3][5] He was also considered to be "rabbity" in appearance by some.[4]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Harry saw Malfoy lean close to Nott and whisper something; both of them snickered."
—Nott and Draco Malfoy making fun of Hermione's Muggle-born status[src]

Theodore is a clever, solitary boy who has never felt compelled to join "gangs," such as the one headed by Draco.[2] He is seen as a loner who does things by himself. Although he does seem fit to join in laughing at Hermione's blood-status.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

Potions: Theodore was skilled at potion-making, as he was only one of twelve students able to advance to N.E.W.T.-level in 1996. He either achieved an 'Exceeds Expectations' or an 'Outstanding' on his O.W.L. exam.

EtymologyEdit

Theodore is an English name that comes from the Greek name Theodros, which is derived from the words theos, meaning "God", and dōron, meaning "gift". Thus, it is often considered to mean "gift of God". It was the name of many early Christian saints. The Welsh version of the name, Tewdwr, was anglicised to Tudor, the name of a royal dynasty of England that ended with Elizabeth I. It could imply that Theodore was "God's gift" to his parents, if the version of his mother being an older woman are true and she was already out of age to get pregnant.

In Norse mythology, Nótt is the personification of night. Also, Josiah C. Nott was a nineteenth century American physician who advocated and popularised polygenist theories about the inherent superiority of Caucasians.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • A subplot that Rowling eventually cut from the series storyline was to have featured Theodore and Draco Malfoy talking in the garden of Malfoy Manor, which would have been one of the few times that Draco would be seen conversing with someone he regarded as an equal, as Rowling said that Theodore was just as pure-blooded as him. Rowling stated that she liked the scene so much that she tried to use it twice: first in Chamber of Secrets and second in Goblet of Fire.[2]
  • Rowling states that she knows much more about Nott than what is revealed in the books, and expresses a similar sentiment in regards to Dean Thomas.[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — based on the fact Theodore didn't attend in Potions on April 21st, 1997, he was currently of age and could take his Apparition test.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Malfoy & Nott" at Extra Stuff at J.K. Rowling's Official Site
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 21
  4. 4.0 4.1 F.A.Q. question on J.K. Rowling Official Site
  5. 5.0 5.1 Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 7
  7. Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9

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