Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Theodore Nott
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Theodore Nott is a "tall, stringy" Slytherin in Harry's year.
Role in the Books
The name "Nott" is called during the Sorting.
While there is nothing in the books that confirms this, Draco is occasionally seen with a Slytherin boy who fits the few details we have for Nott.
Theodore, who is described (as a "stringy Slytherin boy") but not named, and Harry are in the same section of Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class on the day after Hagrid's return from his mission, when Hagrid chooses to teach Thestrals. Harry sees them, and notes that most of the students are staring blankly around, just as Ron is. The two other students who seem able to see the Thestrals are Nott and Neville Longbottom.
After Harry's interview appears in the Quibbler, Harry sees "a weedy-looking boy... called Theodore Nott" in the library, talking with Draco Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle. Though they are apparently talking about Harry's interview, which named all their fathers as Death Eaters returning to Lord Voldemort's side, they cannot admit to having read it, because possession of the Quibbler is an expulsion offence.
Very few people have progressed to NEWT-level studies in Professor Slughorn's Potions class: Harry, Ron, and Hermione alone among the Gryffindors, Ernie Macmillan from Hufflepuff, four unnamed Ravenclaw students, and four from Slytherin house including Draco Malfoy and Theodore Nott. Nott here is often exchanging asides with Draco, as Draco's henchmen, Crabbe and Goyle, did not do well enough in their Potions O.W.L. to continue on in that course, even given Slughorn's slightly lower entrance requirement.
Outside the series
Theodore originally had a large scene in which he and Draco Malfoy discussed Harry while their respective fathers, Nott and Lucius Malfoy, discussed Death Eater business off camera. The author mentions that while she tried to fit the scene into two different books, it didn't work well either place and so was laid to rest.
Theodore Nott was one of the students to have checked out the library copy of Quidditch Through the Ages, a book mentioned in the story and reproduced by the author.
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