If Draco were to be confronted by a Boggart, what would it appear as to him? Was this ever suggested in the books or mentioned by JKR?

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    Poor? Un-popular? Harry's friend? – Möoz Apr 14 '14 at 3:46
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    Possibly his father, as he seems terrified of disappointing him. – sueelleker Apr 14 '14 at 6:13
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    I wonder if his biggest fear could be Lord Voldemort himself, punishing him and his family. – b_jonas Apr 14 '14 at 8:55
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    It must be something scary, if you go by Prisoner of Azkaban chapter 6 where Fred recounts Malfoy's reaction when he's met the Dementor on the Hogwarts Express. – b_jonas Sep 26 '15 at 18:09
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    @TheAsh I suppose you mean 'ferret'. Unless of course...you're suggesting that maybe he doesn't want to be yet another little animal... – Pryftan Apr 25 '18 at 21:53

As @Slytherincess noted, there's no information in standard canon (books/JKR interviews/Pottermore).

However, the secondary canon (specifically, video games) does contain that information.

Just like 90% of other characters, Malfoy's boggart assumed the form of Voldemort, according to the game "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4".

  • Until a more canon source address this, this is likely the only answer we'll have then. – Xantec Apr 14 '14 at 16:26
  • Great call on the LEGO game! I wouldn't have even thought to check the games, but what's your source? If it's the Wikia, I cast Wadiwasi at you! Anyway, as I was writing my answer, a gut feeling kept telling me Draco's Boggart was probably Voldemort, but without anything to back it up with, I didn't say so because it would've just been a guess on my part. :) – Slytherincess Apr 15 '14 at 16:57
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    @Slytherincess - you expect me to admit to playing it? No way! – DVK-on-Ahch-To Apr 15 '14 at 19:34
  • This is actually simple to explain - you have very little shapes the game shows for Boggart; and assigning everyone who's not main protagonist (Neville/Harry/Ron/Hermione) a unique and easy-to-tell Boggart form would make no sense for game developers – DVK-on-Ahch-To Apr 15 '14 at 19:36
  • @DVK - WADIWASI! – Slytherincess Apr 16 '14 at 4:06

As of this writing, Draco Malfoy's Boggart is unknown.

It is not revealed in canon or in the additional information on Draco Malfoy from JKR at Pottermore. No JKR interview I have read or heard has revealed what Draco's Boggart is.

As suggested by BESW in chat, perhaps it is a ferret.

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    And researching this takes one into abysses of fanfics :( – DVK-on-Ahch-To Apr 14 '14 at 10:25
  • @DVK - Ah, yes, the pit of voles. – Slytherincess Apr 15 '14 at 16:53

General non-canon disclaimer here. I would guess that it would be a vision of his parent's disapproval - not just his father, but his mother as well. I would imagine that it is similar to, but the opposite of, the image Harry sees in the Mirror or Erised. But Draco would see his parents either enraged at him, simply disappointed, or completely disowned.

  • So Draco's Bogart would be...his own father? – Zibbobz Apr 15 '14 at 15:55
  • Or both parents. As the spoiled rich kid doing anything to please his parents (including, but not limited to, murder) I think that disappointing them or becoming disowned would be the one thing he is scared most of. – Vogie Apr 15 '14 at 17:06
  • More like dead. With himself following shortly. At the hands of Lord Voldemort. – Pryftan Apr 25 '18 at 22:17

Like many have said, there is no mention of his boggart in the books nor in the movies,however if I were to say what I thought it was (Excluding The Cursed Child) I think it would be his family (Especially his father) because he has an expectation that he needs to live up to even though he doesn't want to live up to that family legacy and he knows that no matter what his father will make him do whatever his father wants him to do because if he doesn't do what his father wants they consequences will be great. However, this would be after he realized what he was doing was bad and selfish. If we are talking before he was a good person then I think it would have to be his dad or family being disappointed in him, so again, it reverts back to his dad. In all, his dad is what he fears the most.

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    Welcome to SciFi.SE! Speculative answers are generally frowned upon here unless they have some sort of canon information to back them up. Could you perhaps find some quotes from the books showing that Draco feared his father, and the consequences of disobeying him? – F1Krazy Apr 25 '18 at 15:51

As a Draco Malfoy fan since day one, I don't think it's his father, I don't think it's Voldemort either, because he WANTED (at first) the glory of working for Voldemort. I also don't think it'd be disappointment, because up until Half Blood Prince, Draco is very confident, it wouldn't even occur to him that he'd ever fail and something he wanted. I think his biggest fear would simply be:

Being Poor.

*I think he'd be heart broken to lose Scorpius after losing Astoria, but he's seen enough death to not be afraid of death. But he's always been rich, even after the war.


Losing Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass.

  • I didn't down vote this but: you might want to provide a bit more elaboration. But the thing is this: I understand what you're getting at; they say parents fear most the harm or death of their child and I totally understand the loss of a spouse being very terrifying concept too. But at the same time I don't think it's that simple. Fear is a strange thing and there are fears hidden in people that are far more terrifying than the loss of a loved one. Whether he has one who can tell but the fact he can compartmentalise himself means it's harder for anyone to say for certain. – Pryftan Apr 25 '18 at 22:11

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