Anti-hero status?

Draco Malfoy may not qualify to be on this wiki even as an antihero. It's been a while since I read the books, but in the movies, he's consistently an antagonist. The only things he did that's remotely good are:

  • Struggled emotionally with being assigned to kill Albus Dumbledore.
  • Didn't confirm that the person in Deathly Hallows with the swollen face was Harry Potter.
  • Walked away from the battle at Hogwarts when his mother decided staying to support Voldemort wasn't worth it.

Those are implied good acts because of something he didn't do, stemming from doubt. It's also a coincidence that these inactions led to others being able to do heroic things:

  • By not being emotionally strong enough to kill Dumbledore, it allowed Severus Snape to keep his promise to Dumbledore.
  • By not confirming to Bellatrix that the disfigured person was Harry Potter, Harry was later able to kill Voldemort.
  • Same goes with walking away from the battle. He and his parents leave, reducing the amount of support Voldemort had.

If an antihero "perform actions that are morally correct, it is not always for the right reasons, often acting primarily out of self-interest or in ways that defy conventional ethical codes", according to Wikipedia, does not being able to do something qualify Draco as an antihero? —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 12:46, September 24, 2019 (UTC)

What about how actions in Harry Potter and the Cursed child? He did help the heroes in that story. Swan Savior (talk) 13:42, September 24, 2019 (UTC)
Draco is an anti-hero because he later helped Harry defeat Delphini, Voldemort's daughter in that story. And because he loves his son and wife, which was his redeeming quality.
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