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Slytherin student, ardent admirer of Draco Malfoy and member of the Inquisitorial Squad. Date of Birth, August 5, The Parkinson clan is a pureblooded family located throughout England, Notably, Pansy became quick friends with Millicent Bulstrode, Draco Malfoy, Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle, and Blaise Zabini. In particular, Pansy admired Draco, and was usually quick to change. Pansy Parkinson is a member of Slytherin House in Harry's year, with a face like a pug (Harry Potter Pansy is apparently Draco Malfoy's date for the Yule Ball.
For many generations the Parkinsons have been attending Hogwarts, placing in Slytherin many times, though a few placed in Hufflepuff, to the embarrassment of the family. They eventually married, and many years later their first and only daughter, Pansy, was born. Fortunately, many of her relatives lived in the area as did other young witches and wizards, so Pansy was not without friends. Of course, one of those expectations was to attend Hogwarts and become a Slytherin, following family tradition.
Pansy headed off to Hogwarts in September of Sure enough, as soon as the Sorting Hat hit her head, she was a Slytherin, and proudly so. Pansy already knew many of the children in her year from being brought to various social functions with her mother. She instantly formed a clique against any muggle borns and lesser known individuals, boosting her own self-confidence in the process. In particular, Pansy admired Draco, and was usually quick to change her opinions to match his. During her first two years, Pansy stayed out of trouble.
Oh, she did enjoy her sly comments to other students and little pranks on the younger or less fortunate students, but she was very careful to appear nothing short of angelic to the faculty.
Pansy Parkinson - Harry Potter: Into The Fire
Pansy was an average student, excelling only at Charms and getting merely acceptable grades in other courses. After Fred and George depart the school, there are a number of attacks against Umbridge's Inquisitorial Squadof which Pansy is a member.
It is mentioned that she misses an entire day's classes because she has suddenly grown antlers. Draco, who has his head in Pansy's lap, is boasting to Pansy that he may not be attending Hogwarts for his seventh year, that he has been given a greater mission. Pansy is stroking his hair as she listens.
Harry later tells Ron what he had overheard, and Ron, twice, says he thinks that Draco was boasting to impress Pansy. Deathly Hallows [ edit ] After Harry's return to the school, when all students are assembled in the Great Hall, Lord Voldemort's voice is heard from outside, demanding that Harry Potter be surrendered.
Pansy Parkinson, sitting with the other Slytherins, jumps up and points her wand at Harry, exclaiming that all they have to do is capture him and Voldemort will leave the school alone.
Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Pansy Parkinson
The entire Gryffindor table rises and aims their wands at her and the other Slytherins, followed almost immediately by the Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs. Professor McGonagall dismisses her comment and immediately evacuates Slytherin House, while the of-age student wizards in the other three Houses are allowed to remain, if they so choose.
Strengths[ edit ] We believe Pansy Parkinson to be intelligent, as one presumably must have at least passing grades to become a prefect. Her having multiple classes alongside Hermione, widely considered the most brilliant witch of her age, unfortunately cannot be used as an indicator, as there seems to be only one year class. Weaknesses[ edit ] Her habit of selecting weaker opponents for her bullying would indicate a certain cowardice, common in bullies.
Hermione seems to suggest she is unattractive, and Harry's opinion would seem to corroborate this, but we may have to discount this as being biased by Pansy's having targeted Hermione. She tends to concentrate her aggressions on those less powerful, younger, or smaller than herself.
Her friends are other Slytherin girls, and she is often seen giggling with them. In her sixth year, Pansy seems to like fawning over Draco Malfoy, fondling and stroking his hair. Analysis[ edit ] Just as Harry has his nemesis in Draco, Hermione must have a nemesis as well, and apparently Pansy is selected for that role. We don't, however, see as much of her as we do of Draco; this may be because Hermione is playing a supporting role. However, Pansy's bullying behaviour, directed at Hermione among others, serves a larger purpose: