Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Mulciber
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Little is known about Mulciber. He is mentioned as being particularly good at performing the Imperius curse.
Role in the Books
Igor Karkaroff, pleading for early release from Azkaban, says that Mulciber specialized in the Imperius curse, making his victims do horrific things. Bartemius Crouch Sr. dismisses this information, saying they have already caught Mulciber.
When Lord Voldemort, or Tom Riddle as he is then known, is seen in Albus Dumbledore's memories returning to Hogwarts to apply for the job of teacher of Defence Against the Dark Arts, Dumbledore asks him about his "friends" waiting for him back in Hogsmeade. Mulciber is one of the friends named, along with Nott, Antonin Dolohov, and Evan Rosier.
Relationships with Other Characters
If Mulciber is one of Snape's crowd, he must be about the same age as James Potter; however, we know that the Potters were born when Voldemort was about thirty. Voldemort had carefully selected four of his cronies, who were then starting to call themselves Death Eaters, to accompany him to Hogwarts to ask for the Defence Against the Dark Arts job. Given that by the time James died, the Wizarding world was terrified of the Death Eaters, Voldemort's application must have been some time before James' death, when any friend of Snape's would have been still very young. It is unlikely that Voldemort would have brought someone as young as that into his inner council. It is entirely possible that there are two Mulcibers, probably father and son, and they are not differentiated in the books.