Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Marcus Belby

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Marcus Belby
Gender Male
Hair color Unknown
Eye color Unknown
Related Family the nephew of Damocles Belby

Overview[edit | edit source]

Marcus Belby, a student in Ravenclaw house at Hogwarts of approximately Harry's age, is the nephew of Damocles Belby, the wizard who invented Wolfsbane Potion.

Role in the Books[edit | edit source]

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

Half-Blood Prince[edit | edit source]

Horace Slughorn invites Marcus, along with a number of other people that he judges to be the potential movers and shakers of the Wizarding world, to lunch with him on the Hogwarts Express. When he learns that Marcus is estranged from his famous uncle, Slughorn effectively dismisses him.

Deathly Hallows[edit | edit source]

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Relationships with Other Characters[edit | edit source]

Analysis[edit | edit source]

Belby is brought into the story, as far as we can see, only to cast a light on Slughorn and some specifics of his social climbing. We see that Slughorn is willing to cultivate Belby as long as he has hopes of making a connection with Belby's still living famous uncle. As Damocles is estranged from Marcus' side of the Belby family, he does not represent a useful connection. We suspect that this particular shallowness in Slughorn's character is one of the things that Harry dislikes, and one of the reasons Harry avoids the Slug Club.

Questions[edit | edit source]

Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.

Greater Picture[edit | edit source]

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