Draco Lucius Malfoy, the only son of Lucius Malfoy and Narcissa Black Malfoy,
was and still is the embodiment of all that is Slytherin. Ambitious,
power-hungry, and cunning, Draco is also highly intelligent, skilled,
and dangerously handsome under the right conditions. The would-be
current heir of the ancient and prestigious Pureblood Malfoy line, Draco
was brought up in the wizarding elite society, and his parents'
aristocratic and narrow-minded values were drilled into his head from a
very early age.
Spoiled-rotten as an only child, Draco was never reprimanded by
his parents of his highly arrogant ways. Upon his arrival at Hogwarts
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he was met with abrupt shock when he
extended his hand of friendship to the famous Harry Potter, only to have
the Boy Who Lived blatantly decline his offer of amity. Since then, he
and Potter became archenemies, upholding traditional house rivalries ---
Potter, a Gryffindor, and himself, a Slytherin --- to the extreme.
All throughout his years at Hogwarts, Draco was his House's exemplary model,
bearing proudly the role of Slytherin royalty. Popular and idolized in
his House, he always had around a hoard of devoted followers, including
"bodyguards" Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle. Nevertheless, Draco never
trusted anyone enough to make real friends; the closest to ever come to
that honor was Pansy Parkinson. Never concerned with (and never really
knowing of) such things as love and friendship, Draco instead believed
in achieving respect and constructing alliances. He maintained
relationships when it profited him and never missed an opportunity to do
anything --- cheap or foul --- to further his own personal interests.
Draco excelled in his studies at Hogwarts, particularly in the field of
Potions (where he became the notorious favorite of his Head of House,
Professor Severus Snape), Defense Against the Dark Arts (or rather, the
Dark Arts itself) and Arithmancy, and achieved the second highest
aggregate OWLS and NEWTS in his year, bested only by Potter's best girl
friend (and his own secret object of fascination), Muggle-born Hermione
Draco also had a promising list of extracurricular activities, stemming
from being the Seeker for the Slytherin Quidditch team ever since his
Second Year (and progressing to the title of Captain in his final year)
to being a member of the infamous and short-lived Inquisitorial Squad
in his Fifth year, as well as holding the office of President in a handful
of exclusive Slytherin societies.
For as long as he could remember, Draco's utmost goal was to follow in his father's
footsteps. An aspiring Death Eater ever since his Fifth year when Lucius
was imprisoned in Azkaban, Draco took his duty as the Hogwarts informant
for the Death Eaters very seriously. However, as he grew older and saw
more of the real activities and purposes of the Death Eaters, he began
to question his beliefs and stance in the upcoming war with the Light.
Realizing that he was no more than a disposable pawn and puppet, Draco
began to inwardly rebel against Lucius and shift his loyalty from
Voldemort to himself. Draco soon saw it highly probable that the side he
had chosen and formerly deemed invincible could very well be triumphed
over. As a result, in the middle of the war, despite already having been
initiated as a Death Eater himself and having fought against the likes
of Harry Potter and his friends in earlier battles, he betrayed his
father and Lord by handing over the previously Unplottable locations of
Death Eater stakeouts and drafts of future attack plans to the Order of
the Phoenix, resulting in his disinheritance. However, Draco never
joined the Light forces; he opted instead to remain neutral throughout
the remainder of the war.
After the war, Draco was officially pardoned by the Ministry for his earlier
dealings with the Death Eaters. While the Malfoy name lost much of its
previous credence and honor, Draco was sure to make his role in aiding
the Order public, saving the Malfoy name from absolute scorn. Still, he
lost a significant amount of wealth and property when the Ministry
liquidized his family's assets, and since then has been trying to regain
his lost finances by erecting Dragon Enterprises, his own London-based
export-import trading firm. Draco has spent the last few months
traveling extensively throughout Eastern Europe and Asia, forging
connections for his new business, during which time he ceased all
correspondence with his surviving classmates and professors.
At the moment, Draco has just returned to England, and is well aware of the
rumors detailing fugitive Death Eater factions and their activities, but
as of yet has found no adequate reason to join them, nor any reason to
believe that they might take him back due to his betrayal.
Unfortunately, even the best laid plans go astray, and some circumstances
are about to change, the first being the unexpected location of his new