Draco Lucius Malfoy is the only son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy. He was born on June 05, 1980, and immediately showered with gifts. Adored and spoiled by both his parents, young Draco was a happy child in his own secluded world at Malfoy Manor. He often ran up and down the halls battling villians with his wand and play sword, slaying dragons and being a hero to all. He would be a king someday and he knew it. He spent many hours regaling his mother with stories and tales of his heroic deeds on his imaginary battlefield and how he ruled the world. She delighted in his antics showering him with sweets and treats.
Lucius' intentions for his son were not always evident in his carefree youth until he was of school age. He was sent to an elite elementary school for only the finest of families and trained by both the school and his father in manners and customs befitting a Malfoy in pureblood society. He readily accepted this role as a young prince should, impressing all those around him. Draco was fascinated by his own heritage and soon learned to embrace it, becoming boastful and a bit arrogant, to his father's delight. It was then that the demands on him were placed.
In the early years, Draco idolized his father, looking to him at every turn. His father could do no wrong in his eyes even though there was talk even in his own house of misdeeds and dark forces. Draco was kept carefully shielded from any activities that might adversely affect him. He was expected to hold his head high at all times with the haughtiest of nature. Family came first and Draco knew it. Excelling in his studies and in basic magical talent, it was no surprise when his letter came from Hogwarts, accepting him into the fold. Lucius had wanted him to attend Durmstrang but Narcissa finally managed to convince him otherwise, wanting her son close by.
He entered Hogwarts with the belief that he was from the purest of families and that he should be worshiped as his breeding would indicate. He was better than the common folk and more deserving. He knew well, by then, about those with tainted blood, and mudbloods were even worse. He had no time for that sort. Becoming well connected through his family's affiliations, he was placed in his family's traditional house, Slytherin. He was quick to make a name for himself among his peers who alternately respected his family name and were annoyed by his attitudes of superiority. It was also in the first day that Draco felt his first sting of rejection, at the hands of Harry Potter. Draco had heard stories of the young boy-who-lived his entire life and was very anxious to meet him. Potter's rejection would stay with him all the years he attended school, helping shape the young man he would become.
Through the years, Draco rose to power in his own house, continually trying to impress his father who now seemed to be disappointed with everything he did. He always seemed to finish second, much to his father's dismay and displeasure. He was second in quidditch to Potter and second in classes to the mudblood Granger. His expectations were growing yet he was failing to please the man that he still held in the highest regard. He was now continually lectured for his failures and snubbed by the man who's attentions he valued so highly. He often hid those moments of inferiority blaming others for his mistakes. His frustration and anger often drove him to reckless behavior resulting in further accidents and injuries. Keeping his true feelings hidden, Draco resorted to bullying tactics using his bodyguards, Crabbe and Goyle as the muscle for his machinations.
As his schooling continued, Draco became increasingly aware of his father's true nature and allegiances. In his second year, he was allowed to accompany his father on trips to knockturn alley and found himself fascinated as well with the dark arts. As his knowledge grew, so did his respect for both his father and the dark lord. Too naive to be fearful, at that point, the young teenager was a quick study, mixing some of what he learned into his regular school work. He had decided that when the time was right, he would follow his father's footsteps both in business and service to the dark lord. What he didn't realize was the price his blind ambition would cost him.
Draco's sixth year saw Lucius in Azkaban, making Draco really wonder if his father was as powerful as he had seen him in his youth. The man was suddenly fallible and Draco was ready to take advantage. Called by the dark lord himself, Draco was marked and tasked to kill Albus Dumbledore, his headmaster and an icon for everything he had been trained to hate. Still, Draco's heart was heavy and his conscience was nagging. He knew real fear, and his first half-hearted attempts at Dumbledore's life showed where his heart truly lie. Threatened to persevere by threats to destroy his family, Draco renewed his efforts and mended the vanishing cabinets to allow the death eaters into Hogwarts. His pride in that act was soon tested however, when he was finally faced with Dumbledore himself. Shaking and afraid, Draco's own demons came calling and he soon found the task impossible to complete. Snape finished the job and Draco, after some time in hiding, was taken before the dark lord. He survived, thanks to his potions master and former head of house, and respects Snape infinitely for what he did to protect him. The dark lord took Draco's training on himself, forcing Draco into acts that terrified him, making him resentful of the very thing he had wished for so fervently.
Through his seventh year, Draco questioned his alliance. He had gotten everything he wanted, realizing that he was now a slave to those desires. He had followed his father, and it would cost him his life eventually. The awards no longer mattered. He was head boy, and Potter was no longer at Hogwarts, but there was a part of him that wanted to go back a few years. He had met Pansy, he snubbed Potter regularly, and reality hadn't come to call. He hated being a death eater. The year past quietly for him. He no longer paid attention to whispering Gryffindors, or ran to the administration. He did see the headmaster from time to time, but only to seek the solace of the one person that he truly trusted. When the battle began, Draco questioned even more. He felt compelled to the side of the master but wanted to turn to Potter, and hope they accepted him. He never did, and now, months after the battle, he is picking up the pieces, and dealing with the enormous amount of guilt that weighs on him.
On the surface Draco Malfoy could best be described as prideful and arrogant and both are infused in everything he does. He is a Malfoy, a pureblood wizard from the highest class wizarding family, plain and simple. He expects to be treated with the highest regard, he deems his family worthy of, even resorting to bullying if the situation calls for it. He plays his part. He is elegant in dress, eloquent in speech, and very intelligent in thought, indicative of his upbringing. He has been well schooled in his family heritage and will gladly inform those who are ignorant of those facts. His haughtiness tends to infuriate those around him but it keeps him well protected from those who might discover that he does have a much softer side lurking underneath.
Draco is much more complex than most people will ever see. He has very tight self control and will only show inner emotions when it can be used to his advantage. His fears of being deemed not good enough are masked by his bravado and sometimes abrasive personality. His cool exterior hides a fear of failure at the simplest tasks. Appearing cocky and confident does seem to work on everybody but himself. Continually pushed to excel at everything, Draco worked tirelessly to fulfill all his father's wishes only to be reminded of how weak he was. He sees it in the eyes of his father, the disappointment evident in his harsh grey eyes, and it hurts. At the same time it only bolsters the exterior persona as Draco buries his demons.
Another factor that strongly takes over Draco's persona is his selfishness towards his own needs. His MO is definitely "It's All About Me." He is everything a true Slytherin should be in his view. He is cunning and ambitious, craving power, wealth and status and will use what means he has to further those ends. He is a classic manipulator, often getting people to follow him willingly to his benefit. He has quickly learned how to take advantage of a situation and will do so with an unapologetic confidence.
While Draco's moral compass is quite questionable at times, he actually does have a conscience. He has always drawn the line at taking another's life and although he has been dangerously close, he has been unable to do so. This is probably the one thing that keeps him human. Through his endeavors of his 6th year, he thought he might be able to actually kill Dumbledore. His fears were realized when, in the end, his heart wouldn't allow it. He felt, despite his best efforts to conceal it, that it was wrong. He let his most deeply buried feelings show, cracking a very carefully crafted facade, and he failed the task. Fearing that he would be punished severely for his lack of action that night, it has caused him to bury everything that might have been good even deeper within himself for his own protection, causing fits of depression which he also hides. Most believe his public appearance, the cold unfeeling boy and death eater, but the man who died on the tower that night saw his soul, and bits of Draco died with him, leaving him with nightmares that torment him constantly.
Draco is healing now, some say reverting to form. He tries to cover the scars by continuing to follow his family's lead but in his heart of hearts, he wants more. He may never admit it, but underneath the surface, he prayed for the dark lord's destruction and the end to his slavery. Now free, there is a weight that has been lifted. He has trouble truly opening himself up, but everything is there is one dares to look for it.
Journal/Key: Draco's journal is a black, leather bound tome. It had the Malfoy family crest on the cover, along with the emblem of Slytherin House. His key is silver and green. The head of the key is a snake, wrapped around to create the design.
Storylines; Open: Astoria Greengrass - His future wife and mother of his child. He has not met her yet in this canon so the interaction would be interesting. Open: Greg Goyle - Draco now considers Greg a friend, especially after Vincent died in the Battle of Hogwarts. Draco feels very guilty about Vincent's death. Taken: Harry Potter (crimsonstar- These two have a lot to talk about. What was once a rivalry has so many possibilities if Draco is willing to talk.