Pansy Parkinson

Pansy Parkinson is a Slytherin girl in Harry Potter’s year (PS9). The Parkinson surname is on the “Sacred Twenty-Eight” list of pureblood wizarding families (DL).

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Personal traits

She is described by Harry as “hard-faced” (PS9) and as looking “like a pug” (PA6, GF27). She was the ringleader of a “gang of Slytherin girls” (OP25).

Like Draco Malfoy, Pansy tended to pick on and try to intimidate those who were weaker — or just different — than she, and often backed up Draco’s gang.

When she does say anything to someone from another House, it is not good or kind in nature:

“Hey, Potter! ….Potter! The Dementors are coming, Potter! Woooooooo!” (PA6)

“Stunningly pretty? Her?” [about Hermione] (GF19)

“Potter, have you split up with your girlfriend? Why was she so upset at breakfast?” (GF28)

“Hey, Johnson, what’s with that hairstyle, anyway?….Why would anyone want to look like they’ve got worms coming out of their head?” [about Angelina Johnson’s dreadlocks] (OP14)

“No … because … well … it sounds … like grunting a lot of the time …” [about Hagrid] (OP21)

“Potter and Chang! ….Urgh, Chang, I don’t think much of your taste … at least Diggory was good-looking!” (OP25)


Pansy made fun of Parvati Patil when Parvati defended Neville Longbottom, who had fallen from his broom during the Gryffindor and Slytherin’s first flying lesson (PS9).

She made fun of Harry’s reaction to the Dementors but later showed considerable concern when Draco was gored by a hippogriff during their first Care of Magical Creatures lesson during their third year (PA6, PA7).

In fourth year, she and her gang proudly wore Draco’s “Potter Stinks” badges to Potions class, and laughed at Hermione Granger when she was accidentally struck with Draco’s Densaugeo spell making Hermione’s already prominent front teeth grow to a hideous size (GF18), continuing to comment even after the teeth had been shrunk (GF19). Pansy was Draco’s date for the Yule Ball and was jealous of how good Hermione looked (GF23). She got her revenge by contributing to reporter Rita Skeeter’s article that appeared in Witch Weekly (GF27):

“‘She’s really ugly,’ says Pansy Parkinson, a pretty and vivacious fourth-year student, ‘but she’d be well up to making a Love Potion, she’s quite brainy. I think that’s how she’s doing it.’” — Rita Skeeter, “HARRY POTTER’S SECRET HEARTACHE” (GF27)

Hermione found some justice the following year when Pansy, who was a fellow prefect (OP10) and member of Dolores Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad, was hit by an Antler Jinx and had to miss class (OP30). The jinx may have been retaliation from someone in Dumbledore’s Army because Pansy was the student who entered the Room of Requirement and found the list of D.A. members for Umbridge, which led to Headteacher Dumbledore being sacked (OP27).

In their sixth year, Harry used his Cloak of Invisibility to spy on the Slytherin train car on the Hogwarts Express and saw Pansy stroking Draco’s hair. She seemed to be in awe that Draco was talking about becoming a Death Eater and leaving Hogwarts (HBP7). When Harry duelled with Draco and hit him with the Sectumsempra curse, Pansy visited him in the hospital wing and then “lost no time in vilifying Harry far and wide” (HBP24).

Pansy’s true colours – not to mention her sheer stupidity – showed through the night of the Battle of Hogwarts, when she heard Lord Voldemort’s demands for Harry to be turned over and yelled for someone to grab him. Professor McGonagall made sure she was the first one out the door (DH31).


Just talents and skills typical of your basic mean-girl bully.

Other canon notes and references

J. K. Rowling has some strong opinions about Pansy Parkinson, the girl bully:

Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls. (JKR)

From a PotterCast interview:

Q: Did he (Draco) graduate? And who did he marry? It wasn’t Pansy right, or was it?

JKR: No! God, it wasn’t Pansy Parkinson. I loathe Pansy Parkinson. I don’t love Draco but I really dislike her. She’s every girl who ever teased me at school. She’s the Anti-Hermione. I loathe her. Yeah, sorry! Sidetracked there by my latent bitterness. He married Astoria Greengrass. (PC/JKR2)