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* AdaptationalVillainy: The film version of Wormtail seems generally nastier than in the novels, giving quite a few taunting [[PsychoticSmirk Psychotic Smirks]] on his reveal, whereas the guy in the books was a pitiable disgusting obsequious man who's always afraid.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalJerkass: The film version of Wormtail seems generally nastier than in the novels, giving quite a few taunting [[PsychoticSmirk Psychotic Smirks]] on his reveal, whereas the guy in the books was a pitiable disgusting obsequious man who's always afraid.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. The film version of him is a one-dimensional completely sadistic lunatic that relished his evil actions and showed no remorse whatsoever. In the book, while not necessarily any more humane, he is much more subtle and low-key, making his monstrosity less overt. The film also removes his TragicVillain status.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed. AdaptationalJerkass: The film version of him is a one-dimensional completely sadistic lunatic that relished his evil actions and showed no remorse whatsoever. In the book, while not necessarily any more humane, he is much more subtle and low-key, making his monstrosity less overt. The film also removes his TragicVillain status.



* TragicVillain: So ''very'', ''very'' tragic. He was neglected throughout his childhood and has tried to please his father throughout his life. His father never showed any concern or love towards him and that's what eventually led him towards insanity and joining Voldemort. All he ever wanted was to find a father that he could find love from. Completely averted in the film. See AdaptationalVillainy.

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* TragicVillain: So ''very'', ''very'' tragic. He was neglected throughout his childhood and has tried to please his father throughout his life. His father never showed any concern or love towards him and that's what eventually led him towards insanity and joining Voldemort. All he ever wanted was to find a father that he could find love from. Completely averted in the film. See AdaptationalVillainy.AdaptationalJerkass.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Generally gets this attitude due to [[spoiler: his betrayal of the Potters]]. Voldemort himself loathes Wormtail and considers his help an EmbarrassingRescue and basically hates being in his presence and downgrades him to a level slightly above House-Elf, and keeps him further and further away from his person after his comeback. [[spoiler:Even ''Snape'', who is well aware of Pettigrew's role in the death of the woman he loved, seems to treat him as being beneath his contempt.]]



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The stigma of being a werewolf is bad enough but Greyback takes it one step further by [[CardCarryingVillain embracing]] his savagery and being a remorseless killer and cannibal. He's despised by the ''entire'' Wizarding world and even [[TheFriendNobodyLikes his fellow Death Eaters]] are revolted by him. Though the Death Eaters hate him for his psychopathic behavior as much as they hate him due to their hatred of half-breeds.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The stigma of being a werewolf is bad enough but Greyback takes it one step further by [[CardCarryingVillain embracing]] his savagery and being a remorseless killer and cannibal. He's despised by the ''entire'' Wizarding world and even [[TheFriendNobodyLikes his fellow Death Eaters]] are revolted by him. Though the Death Eaters hate him for his psychopathic behavior as much as they hate him due to their hatred of half-breeds.


* KickTheDog: After she kills Sirius, she likes to gloat about this atrocity in Harry's presence and goad him into chasing her every opportunity she gets.

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* KickTheDog: After she kills Sirius, she likes to gloat about this atrocity in Harry's presence and goad him into chasing her every opportunity she gets. She also taunts Neville with what she did to his parents when she meets him in the Department of Mysteries.
--> '''Bellatrix''': "Longbottom"? Why, I have had the pleasure of meeting your parents, boy!


* ANaziByAnyOtherName: They believe in the superiority of [[WitchSpecies pure-blood]], and will kill anyone they feel is inferior to them. Their leader, Voldemort, hates anyone not of pure wizard blood, yet he himself is not pure-blood; UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler viewed Aryans, commonly portrayed as blonds with blue eyes, as the master race, yet he himself was brown-haired (albeit with blue eyes), and may have had a bit of Jewish ancestry. Creator/JKRowling [[WordOfGod acknowledged]] the Death Eaters are supposed to represent the Nazis. In [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth movie]], they're also symbolized as Klansmen -- check out the KKK-inspired headgear, torches, and "burning signal."

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: They believe in the superiority of [[WitchSpecies pure-blood]], and will kill anyone they feel is inferior to them. Their leader, Voldemort, hates anyone not of pure wizard blood, yet he himself is not pure-blood; UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler viewed Aryans, commonly portrayed as blonds with blue eyes, as the master race, yet he himself was brown-haired (albeit with blue eyes), and may have had a bit of Jewish ancestry. Creator/JKRowling [[WordOfGod acknowledged]] acknowledged the Death Eaters are supposed to represent the Nazis. In [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth movie]], they're also symbolized as Klansmen -- check out the KKK-inspired headgear, torches, and "burning signal."



* {{Foil}}: To Molly Weasley, according to [[WordOfGod Rowling]]. [[spoiler:Their battle in ''Deathly Hallows'' was supposed to illustrate the differences between the two women: Bellatrix puts her ideas before the people in her life, whereas caring for and loving others is what is most important to Molly -- and what drives her to kill Bellatrix.]] Narcissa could also be seen as her foil; they share the same cause, but Narcissa's devotion to her husband and son and desire to protect them above all else are what keep her from going as far as her sister does. It's even lampshaded in some scenes where Narcissa is reluctant to let Draco take on certain tasks and Bellatrix can't understand why.

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* {{Foil}}: To Molly Weasley, according to [[WordOfGod Rowling]].Rowling. [[spoiler:Their battle in ''Deathly Hallows'' was supposed to illustrate the differences between the two women: Bellatrix puts her ideas before the people in her life, whereas caring for and loving others is what is most important to Molly -- and what drives her to kill Bellatrix.]] Narcissa could also be seen as her foil; they share the same cause, but Narcissa's devotion to her husband and son and desire to protect them above all else are what keep her from going as far as her sister does. It's even lampshaded in some scenes where Narcissa is reluctant to let Draco take on certain tasks and Bellatrix can't understand why.



* IncompatibleOrientation: WordOfGod is that she's in love with Voldemort, who cannot even ''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood fathom]]'' the concept of love.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: WordOfGod is that According to Rowling, she's in love with Voldemort, who cannot even ''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood fathom]]'' the concept of love.



* TheDogBitesBack: It doesn't justify his betrayal one bit, but Peter was on the receiving end of James and Sirius' condescension and their tendency to belittle his slow-wittedness, never making him truly feel like an equal. WordOfGod admitted that his subsequent triumph over Sirius has shades of WhosLaughingNow, with Sirius realizing that Peter was smarter than they gave him credit for.

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* TheDogBitesBack: It doesn't justify his betrayal one bit, but Peter was on the receiving end of James and Sirius' condescension and their tendency to belittle his slow-wittedness, never making him truly feel like an equal. WordOfGod Rowling admitted that his subsequent triumph over Sirius has shades of WhosLaughingNow, with Sirius realizing that Peter was smarter than they gave him credit for.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Visits this upon Draco while disguised as Moody. Six words: "Draco Malfoy, the Amazing Bouncing Ferret." What was Draco doing? Attempting to hex Harry when his back was turned. Though, it could be just because he's a Malfoy. Or maybe he was enraged that someone was going to hurt Harry before he could get him to Voldemort. WordOfGod implies he was just [[GoodIsNotSoft keeping in-character]] though.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Visits this upon Draco while disguised as Moody. Six words: "Draco Malfoy, the Amazing Bouncing Ferret." What was Draco doing? Attempting to hex Harry when his back was turned. Though, it could be just because he's a Malfoy. Or maybe he was enraged that someone was going to hurt Harry before he could get him to Voldemort. WordOfGod Rowling implies he was just [[GoodIsNotSoft keeping in-character]] though.



* KarmaHoudini: According to WordOfGod, the reason the Malfoys never got their comeuppance was in large part due to [[spoiler: Narcissa's decision to spare Harry's life by lying to Voldemort in exchange for the knowledge that her son was still safe]].

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* KarmaHoudini: According to WordOfGod, Rowling, the reason the Malfoys never got their comeuppance was in large part due to [[spoiler: Narcissa's decision to spare Harry's life by lying to Voldemort in exchange for the knowledge that her son was still safe]].

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, [[IWasQuiteALooker she]] ''[[IWasQuiteALooker was]]'' [[IWasQuiteALooker quite a looker]] before she was imprisoned in Azkaban, but not in the present. In the movies, she's played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, without BeautyInversion.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, [[IWasQuiteALooker she]] ''[[IWasQuiteALooker was]]'' [[IWasQuiteALooker quite a looker]] before she was imprisoned in Azkaban, but not in the present. In the movies, she's played by Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, without BeautyInversion.BeautyInversion (though there are those godawful teeth).

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* OpportunisticBastard: Wormtail is a humbler example as a DirtyCoward and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder chronic backstabber]] who just looks for the biggest shadow to crawl and live in. First he "befriended" the Marauders at Hogwarts because they were popular, then he betrayed them as an adult, becoming TheMole for the Death Eaters in the Order of the Phoenix because Voldemort was gaining more and more power. Wormtail sold out his "friends," the Potters, and their one-year-old son to their deaths, just to secure his position, then after that backfired, he went framed his other "friend" Sirius and went into hiding. It speaks volumes of Wormtail's level of cowardice and self-interest that he was willing to live as a rat for over a decade, just on the off chance Voldemort returned and he needed to offer Harry up as a sacrifice to get back in his good graces. It's only when he has literally no other option that he seeks out Voldemort and helps him return to full power, just to have the protection of someone powerful again.


* ANaziByAnyOtherName: They believe in the superiority of [[WitchSpecies pure blood]], and will kill anyone they feel is inferior to them. Their leader, Voldemort, hates anyone not of pure wizard blood, yet he himself is not pure-blood; UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler viewed Aryans, commonly portrayed as blonds with blue eyes, as the master race, yet he himself was brown-haired (albeit with blue eyes), and may have had a bit of Jewish ancestry. Creator/JKRowling [[WordOfGod acknowledged]] the Death Eaters are supposed to represent the Nazis. In [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth movie]], they're also symbolized as Klansmen -- check out the KKK-inspired headgear, torches, and "burning signal."

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: They believe in the superiority of [[WitchSpecies pure blood]], pure-blood]], and will kill anyone they feel is inferior to them. Their leader, Voldemort, hates anyone not of pure wizard blood, yet he himself is not pure-blood; UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler viewed Aryans, commonly portrayed as blonds with blue eyes, as the master race, yet he himself was brown-haired (albeit with blue eyes), and may have had a bit of Jewish ancestry. Creator/JKRowling [[WordOfGod acknowledged]] the Death Eaters are supposed to represent the Nazis. In [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth movie]], they're also symbolized as Klansmen -- check out the KKK-inspired headgear, torches, and "burning signal."



* EvilLaugh: Just listen to her in the movies, ''especially'' during the battle between [[spoiler: her and Molly.]]

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* EvilLaugh: Just listen to her in the movies, ''especially'' during the battle between [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her and Molly.]]



* FantasticRacism: She's one of the truest believers in Voldemort's pure-blood ideology and hates Muggle born wizards, actively seeking to kill any of her family members connected with Muggle-borns like Ted Tonks. She also seems to despise magical creatures; she's enraged when Dobby - a house-elf - attacks her and is disgusted at werewolf Fenrir Greyback's presence, going out of her way to force him to his knees before her in Malfoy Manor when he slights her.

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* FantasticRacism: She's one of the truest believers in Voldemort's pure-blood ideology and hates Muggle born Muggle-born wizards, actively seeking to kill any of her family members connected with Muggle-borns like Ted Tonks. She also seems to despise magical creatures; she's enraged when Dobby - a house-elf - attacks her and is disgusted at werewolf Fenrir Greyback's presence, going out of her way to force him to his knees before her in Malfoy Manor when he slights her.



* HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat. [[spoiler: After his wife betrayed Voldemort to protect Draco, the Malfoys get the hell outa Hogwarts. However, as ''Pottermore'' reveals, he never lets go of his racism to muggle borns.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After his wife betrayed Voldemort to protect Draco, the Malfoys get the hell outa Hogwarts. However, as ''Pottermore'' reveals, he never lets go of his racism to muggle borns.towarda Muggle-borns.]]



* DragonInChief: To Pius Thicknesse in the last book when Voldemort takes control, since Thicknesse is the puppet Minister of Magic, while Yaxley is the Head of Magical Law Enforcement. Justified because Thicknesse is under Yaxley's control.

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* DragonInChief: To Pius Thicknesse in the last book when Voldemort takes control, since Thicknesse is the puppet Minister of Magic, while Yaxley is the Head of Magical Law Enforcement. Justified because Thicknesse is under Yaxley's control.control (at least in the book).



* EvilerThanThou: When Muggle Born wizards are being detained, Yaxley expresses an explicit disgust that the Death Eaters aren't doing enough about blood purity and not jailing half-bloods with them.
* FaceOfAThug: Described as 'brutal-faced' in the books.

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* EvilerThanThou: When Muggle Born Muggle-born wizards are being detained, Yaxley expresses an explicit disgust that the Death Eaters aren't doing enough about blood purity and not jailing half-bloods with them.
* FaceOfAThug: Described as 'brutal-faced' in the books.
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* ObviousJudas: Making the rat a secret keeper wasn't a great idea, granted he was second choice.


* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed as the film version of him is a one-dimensional completely sadistic lunatic that relished his evil actions and showed no remorse whatsoever. In the book, while not necessarily any more humane, he is much more subtle and low-key making his monstrosity less overt.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Downplayed as the Downplayed. The film version of him is a one-dimensional completely sadistic lunatic that relished his evil actions and showed no remorse whatsoever. In the book, while not necessarily any more humane, he is much more subtle and low-key low-key, making his monstrosity less overt.overt. The film also removes his TragicVillain status.


* AintTooProudToBeg: He pleaded with his father for mercy during his trial. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation The possibility exists, however, that this was all an act]].

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* AintTooProudToBeg: He pleaded with his father for mercy during his trial. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation The possibility exists, however, that this was all an act]].

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