Draco Malfoy is probably the most complicated and layered character in the Harry Potter saga. That does not excuse some of the most despicable acts he has ever done.
Tries To Get Buckbeak Killed
We get to see just how arrogant and brash Draco Malfoy could become when he ignores Hagrid’s instructions. During the Prisoner Of Azkaban movie, Draco gets himself injured while mishandling Buckbeak. What happens next is rather shameful. The Malfoy family is very well-connected and powerful. He uses his father’s influence to have Hagrid fired and get Buckbeak killed by any means necessary. He would have succeeded if not for Hermione’s little time travel adventure with harry Potter.
Becomes Member Of Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad
When Umbridge assumes charge of Hogwarts, she lays down some strict and draconian rules for the students to follow. To make sure everybody follows her instructions, she makes a student body to enforce the law. Malfoy and his friends are one of the Inquisitorial Squad’s first members. They often clash with Harry Potter and his pals. Malfoy personally reports Harry’s deeds to her knowing very well she uses torture and inflicts pain to keep her students in line.
Uses The “Mudblood” Slur Multiple Times
Even the Wizarding World is not unknown to the use of offensive slurs. The term Mudblood is used for wizards who have Muggles for parents. Muggle born wizards like Hermione are looked down upon by wizards of ‘pure’ descent. Malfoy uses the slur on her whenever she gets on his nerves. That is completely not cool. Although Hermione handles it like a champ, it gives Draco Malfoy no right to treat her the way he did and get away with it.
Almost Gets Many Of His Friends Killed
In his sixth year at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy personally sees to it that many of his near and dear ones end up hurt, extremely injured, or worse. He is not responsible for the death of Dumbledore – that was just an impossible situation Voldemort put him in. But Draco Malfoy does put many of his friends in harm’s way. Every one from Katie Bell to Ron are almost killed because of Malfoy’s confusing lust for blood for apparently no reason. He does not even flinch while doing it.
Tries To Capture Harry Potter During the Battle of Hogwarts
Right when Draco showed signs of humanity when he hesitated to kill Dumbledore in Half-Blood Prince, he proved us all wrong. In the climactic Battle of Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy infiltrates the school compound and tries to capture Harry Potter. He chases Harry Potter through the Room of Requirement. The true motivations of Malfoy are not known but they were definitely not benevolent.
Becomes One of the Death Eaters
Since he is a Malfoy, a family with deep rooted allegiance to the Dark Lord, Draco followed in his father’s footsteps. He agrees to the violence and chaos the Death Eaters spread in the name of Voldemort. He is more than happy to tag along. Agreeing to one’s belief is one thing but becoming the very thing everybody despises is another thing entirely. Malfoy fully transitions and becomes a part of the Death Eaters, a group responsible for countless deaths and murders in the Wizarding World.