Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Poliakoff

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Poliakoff
Gender Male
Hair color Unknown
Eye color Unknown
Related Family Unknown
Loyalty Durmstrang Institute

Overview[edit]

Poliakoff is one of the Durmstrang students who hopes to become a Champion in the Triwizard Tournament, occurring in Harry's fourth year.

Role in the Books[edit]

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Goblet of Fire[edit]

As the Durmstrang contingent return to their ship in the Lake after their first dinner at Hogwarts, headmaster Karkaroff inquires solicitously if Krum has gotten enough to eat, or wants some mulled wine. Poliakoff suggests he would like some wine, and Karkaroff snaps at him, saying he did not offer any to him, and accuses him of having "dribbled food all down the front of his robes".

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Relationships with Other Characters[edit]

Analysis[edit]

Poliakoff is such a minor character that one wonders why he was introduced at all. His function seems to be more one of showing Karkaroff's character. Karkaroff has decided that Viktor Krum is to be the Durmstrang Champion in the Triwizard Tournament; while the remaining students are present to provide a semblance of choice, Karkaroff does not expect anything of them and so treats them as useless. It is quite possible that this is also intended to show the basic difference between Durmstrang and Hogwarts as school environments.

Questions[edit]

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Greater Picture[edit]

Intermediate warning: Details follow which you may not wish to read at your current level.