Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Marcus Flint

Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Character
Marcus Flint
Gender Male
Hair color Dark brown
Eye color Unknown
Related Family Unknown
Loyalty Slytherin house

OverviewEdit

Marcus Flint is an older boy in Slytherin house, who is Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team.

Role in the BooksEdit

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Philosopher's StoneEdit

Marcus Flint, here a sixth-year, captains the Slytherin Quidditch team in their game against Gryffindor house. He purposely blocks Harry in his first Quidditch Match to prevent him from getting the Golden Snitch and Gryffindor is given a penalty. He scores five goals for Slytherin when the whole crowd is transfixed on how Harry's broom is trying to throw him off.

Chamber of SecretsEdit

Marcus Flint is the captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team. He first appears in "Mudbloods and Murmurs", when the Slytherins arrive to take over the Quidditch pitch from the Gryffindor team. He tells the Gryffindors that Severus Snape has given them permission to practice on the Quidditch Field due to the Slytherin Team having a new seeker, who turns out to be Draco Malfoy. When Malfoy calls Hermione Granger a mudblood, Fred and George Weasley attempt to jump on Malfoy, only to be stopped by Flint, who quickly dives in front of Malfoy.

Later on in the year, he plays in the Gryffindor vs. Slytherin Quidditch Match. Gryffindor wins and Flint, who is furious yells at Malfoy for having the snitch on top of his head and not noticing.

Prisoner of AzkabanEdit

Somehow Marcus Flint is still at Hogwarts, because he is mentioned as being Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team, and in the game against Gryffindor (in which Harry is flying his Firebolt) it is mentioned that Flint has chosen players for size rather than skill. We see him again when he, Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle disguise themselves as Dementors in a failed attempt to put Harry off his game in the Quidditch match against Ravenclaw. They are all caught by Minerva McGonagall after Harry performs the Patronus Charm. They are all sentenced to detention and McGonagall says she is taking fifty points from Slytherin House as well.

The author has said that, given a choice between her making a mistake and Flint having had to repeat a grade, she thinks it rather more likely that Flint has had to repeat a grade.

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AnalysisEdit

Marcus Flint never appears except in his role as Captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team. In that role, he seems to be relatively unimaginative, and somewhat brutish — rather than using skill to win games, at least against Gryffindor, he seems to prefer to make as many fouls as possible, on and off the pitch, in the hopes that some of them at least will not be seen by the referee.

Outside the context of Quidditch, Flint does not seem to exist; he is never mentioned by other characters.

Like any extended series, the Potter books have a number of small internal consistency errors that purists pick up on and often complain about. With a very few exceptions, these errors do not affect the line or enjoyment of the story at all. The error that puts Marcus Flint at Hogwarts for an extra year was one of the earlier ones detected on the fan sites, and at least one fan site has chosen to call all such errors "flints" in commemoration of its discovery.

QuestionsEdit

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Greater PictureEdit

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