Was Lucius Malfoy actually going to kill Harry Potter?

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  1. Ganesh Ujwal

    Ganesh Ujwal New Member

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    At the end of the film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry tricks Lucius Malfoy into giving Dobby a sock. Since this means that his household servant is no longer under his control, this understandably causes Lucius some annoyance. He pulls out his wand and begins to incant a spell "Avada..." before Dobby steps in and zaps him.

    Avada Kedavra is known as the 'killing curse'. Using it supposedly results in your immediate transfer to Azkhaban for a life sentence.

    Was Lucius seriously about to kill a twelve year old child with an unforgivable curse, directly outside the Headmaster's office, with witnesses around?

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    seems pretty self explanatory. lucius= bad
     
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    Oh yes, you don't start a curse like that without intending to inflict some harm.
     
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    Likely yes.

    Don't forget he's still under the impression that the Dark Lord is going to rise up and that he is on the winning side. Thus he is biding his time; he can't act overtly to do many things at this stage, however his "rage and anger" are seething under the choking restraint. As such an event like this one is just enough to make him tip his judgement over the edge and throw his caution to the wind and strike out.


    It's a stupid move on his part, but also one that is in a moment of emotional impulse and thus understandable.
     
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    Yeah it would not have gone well for him had he murdered Harry Potter right there in Hogwarts.
     
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    especially with Dumbledore right there as well