Pottermore's Eleventh Christmas Surprises Fans With Draco Malfoy Backstory

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On Pottermore's eleventh Christmas, Harry Potter fans can experience a new moment and learn about all things Draco Malfoy.

"#PottermoreChristmas continues with an intriguing addition to writing by J.K. Rowling on a notorious Hogwarts student," said Pottermore's official website.

"Solve our riddle and see the events of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince through this Slytherin's eyes, and read J.K. Rowling's thoughts on this well-known wizard."

This is the day we've all been waiting for from J.K. Rowling.

We have heard rumors that she would unleash a new writing about Malfoy during the 12-day surprise, but we weren't sure when. Rowling definitely saved the best for last.

Let's start with the riddle: "Death Eaters gather on the Astronomy Tower, keen to rid Dumbledore of his life and power. But which student masterminded this plot with precision, in order to fulfill the Dark Lord's terrible mission?"

The answer? Draco Malfoy. Pottermore users are then taken to the scene where Professor Snape used the spell Avada Kadavra to kill Professor Dumbledore.

With the dark mark shining in the sky, we see Professor Dumbledore falling off the Astronomy Tower. *sobs* Users can hover their wands over the scene to see Harry witnessing the event under the invisibility cloak.

The new writing by Rowling is indeed lengthy, but it is worth the read. Harry Potter fans finally get to step inside the life of Draco Malfoy, our favorite boy that we love to hate.

In her new piece, Rowling said Malfoy was raised in an atmosphere of regret that Voldemort had fallen under the hands of Harry Potter.

Draco wasn't allowed to share this sentiment outside of his family's circle of friends, according to Rowling.

We also learn that Draco's father believed Harry Potter to be a new, dark wizard, and "it was comforting to think that he, Lucius, might be in for a second chance of world domination, should this Potter boy prove to be another, and greater, pure-blood champion."

Lucius was obviously wrong, but Draco always strived to impress and be just like his father.

When he realized that Harry Potter would be joining him at Hogwarts, he tried to befriend him to help bring honor back to his family.

"Draco realised, correctly, that the wild hopes of the ex-Death Eaters - that Harry Potter was another, and better, Voldemort - are completely unfounded, and their mutual enmity is assured from that point," Rowling said.

Rowling writes about Draco's entire life in this writing from his first day at Hogwarts to his marriage to Astoria Greengrass.

We learn that Draco transitioned to a more tolerant point of view towards life, and he and his wife refused to raise their son, Scorpius, "in the belief that Muggles were scum."

"I pity Draco, just as I feel sorry for Dudley," Rowling said. "Being raised by either the Malfoys or Dursleys would be a very damaging experience, and Draco undergoes dreadful trials as a direct result of his family's misguided principals.

However, the Malfoys do have a saving grace: they love each other.

Draco is motivated quite as much by fear of something happening to his parents as to himself, while Narcissa risks everything when she lies to Voldemort at the end of the Deathly Hallows and tells him that Harry is dead, merely so that she can get to her son."

Rowling emphasizes that she too did not hate Draco, just as I am sure many readers did not either. Draco is someone to be pitied, and you can see throughout the books that he is a troubled young man with terrible role models for parents.

It's good to see that Draco did indeed change for the better after Voldemort's final destruction, and I'm glad Rowling wanted to tie those loose ends for fans.

Waiting until the second to last day of Pottermore Christmas for this epic surprise was absolutely worth it.

Come back tomorrow for a full report on the last Pottermore Christmas. *tear*