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|name=Cormac McLaggen
 
|name=Cormac McLaggen
 
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|born= between [[1 September]] [[1978]] and [[31 August]] [[1979]]<br/>[[Great Britain]]<ref>http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0700-swns-alfie.htm</ref>
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|blood=[[Pure-blood]] or [[Half-blood]]<ref name="blood">His [[Cormac McLaggen's father|father]] was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]], so he was not [[Muggle-born]].</ref>
 
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|family=*[[Cormac McLaggen's father|Mr McLaggen]] (father)
 
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|loyalty=*[[McLaggen family]]
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{{Quote|McLaggen makes Grawp look like a gentleman.|[[Hermione Granger]] on Cormac McLaggen in [[1996]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Quote|McLaggen makes Grawp look like a gentleman.|McLaggen's bad manners|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
'''Cormac McLaggen''' was a [[Wizards|wizard]] who attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1990]] to [[1997]]. He was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house and was one year above [[Harry Potter]]. McLaggen lost the opportunity to try out for his house's [[Quidditch]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|team]] in his sixth year after he ate poisonous [[Doxy]] eggs on a bet, but became the reserve [[Keeper]] in his [[1996|seventh year]]. During the course of his last year at Hogwarts, he also became a member of the [[Slug Club]], escorted [[Hermione Granger]] to the club's [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]], and was primarily responsible for the Gryffindor Quidditch team's embarrassing loss to [[Hufflepuff]]. Like most [[Gryffindor]] [[Wizardkind|students]], McLaggen participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
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'''Cormac McLaggen''' was a [[Great Britain|British]] [[Wizardkind|wizard]] and member of the [[McLaggen family]], a family known for being "''big in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]]''". He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1990]] to [[1997]]. He was Sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house and was one year above the famous [[Harry Potter]].
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McLaggen lost the opportunity to try out for his house's [[Quidditch]] [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|team]] in his sixth year after he ate [[poison]]ous [[Doxy egg]]s on a bet, but became the reserve [[Keeper]] in his [[1996|seventh year]]. During the course of his last year at Hogwarts, he also became a member of the [[Slug Club]], escorted [[Hermione Granger]] to the club's [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]], and was primarily responsible for the Gryffindor Quidditch team's embarrassing loss to [[Hufflepuff]] by hitting Harry Potter (seeker at the time) over the head with a beater's bat.
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Like most [[Gryffindor]] [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|students]], McLaggen participated in the [[Battle of Hogwarts|final battle]] of the [[Second Wizarding War]] and fought alongside the defenders of Hogwarts. Mclaggen survived the battle, it is currently unknown what happened to McLaggen after the war.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
{{Dialogue a-b|Slughorn|Now, you, Cormac, I happen to know you see a lot of your Uncle Tiberius, because he has a rather splendid picture of the two of you hunting nogtails in, I think, Norfolk?|McLaggen|Oh, yeah, that was fun, that was. We went with Bertie Higgs and Rufus Scrimgeour; this was before he became Minister, obviously —|[[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] interviewing McLaggen in [[1996]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Horace Slughorn|Now, you, Cormac, I happen to know you see a lot of your Uncle Tiberius, because he has a rather splendid picture of the two of you hunting nogtails in, I think, Norfolk?|McLaggen|Oh, yeah, that was fun, that was. We went with Bertie Higgs and Rufus Scrimgeour; this was before he became Minister, obviously —|[[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]] interviewing McLaggen|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
Little is known of McLaggen's early life, though it appears that he was born into a relatively influential wizarding family, as his uncle [[Tiberius]] was an important official in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and was friendly with head of the [[Auror|Auror Office]] and later [[Minister for Magic]] [[Rufus Scrimgeour]]. Tiberius took his nephew hunting [[nogtail]]s on at least one occasion, with Scrimgeour and [[Bertie Higgs]] in [[Norfolk]].<ref name="HBP7">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 7 (''The Slug Club'')</ref>
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Little is known of McLaggen's early life, though it appears that he was born into a relatively influential wizarding family, as his uncle [[Tiberius]] was an important official in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and was friendly with the head of the [[Auror]] Office and later [[Minister for Magic]] [[Rufus Scrimgeour]]. Tiberius took his nephew hunting [[Nogtail]]s on at least one occasion, with Scrimgeour and [[Bertie Higgs]] in [[Norfolk]].<ref name="HBP7">{{HBP|B|7}}</ref>
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===Hogwarts years {{C|1990–1997}}===
   
===Education at Hogwarts===
 
 
====Early years====
 
====Early years====
Cormac McLaggen started his education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1990]], when he arrived at Hogwarts the Sorting Ceremony would take place at the [[Welcoming Feast]], in which he was sorted into the house of [[Gryffindor]], along with [[Katie Bell]] who also was a sorted Gryffindor that year. Cormac was a skilled flyer on a broom and [[Quidditch]] player, specifically playing the position of [[Keeper]].
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Cormac McLaggen started his education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1990]] and was Sorted into [[Gryffindor]], along with [[Katie Bell]] who also was a Sorted Gryffindor that year. Cormac was a skilled flyer on a broom and [[Quidditch]] player, specifically playing the position of [[Keeper]].
   
 
====Sixth year====
 
====Sixth year====
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{{Quote|I was in the hospital wing when they held the trials. Ate a pound of doxy eggs for a bet.|McLaggen explaining his bet with swagger|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
{{Quote|I was in the hospital wing when they held the trials. Ate a pound of doxy eggs for a bet.|McLaggen explaining his bet "with something of a swagger" to [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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[[File:Harrypottercelebutopia23.jpg|250px|thumb|left|McLaggen at the [[Keeper]] try-outs standing next to Ron Weasley]]
 
[[File:Halfblood-01344.jpg|thumb|left|240px|Cormac McLaggen at the [[Keeper]] try-outs]]
 
   
In his [[1995-1996 school year|sixth year]] at Hogwarts, McLaggen ate a pound of poisonous [[Doxy]] eggs on a bet to prove his bravery. This foolhardy decision kept him from joining the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], something he cared a great deal about. With [[Oliver Wood]]'s graduation at the end of the [[1993–1994 school year]] and the [[Triwizard Tournament]] cancelling all [[Quidditch]] matches the following year, the Gryffindor team was in need of a [[Keeper]] at the beginning of the [[1995–1996 school year]]. Unfortunately for McLaggen, he was in the [[hospital wing]] being treated for doxy egg poisoning at the time of the trials, and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was made [[Keeper]] instead.<ref name="HBP11">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 11 (''Hermione's Helping Hand'')</ref>
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In [[1995–1996 school year]], McLaggen's [[sixth year]] at Hogwarts, he ate a pound of [[poison]]ous [[Doxy egg]]s on a bet to prove his bravery. This foolhardy decision kept him from joining the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], something he cared a great deal about. With [[Oliver Wood]]'s graduation at the end of the [[1993–1994 school year]] and the [[Triwizard Tournament]] cancelling all [[Quidditch]] matches the following year, the Gryffindor team was in need of a [[Keeper]] at the beginning of the [[1995–1996 school year]]. Unfortunately for McLaggen, he was in the [[Hospital Wing]] being treated for doxy egg poisoning at the time of the trials, and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was made [[Keeper]] instead.<ref name="HBP11">{{HBP|B|11}}</ref>
   
 
====Seventh year====
 
====Seventh year====
{{Quote|Oh, it was quite fun, really. I mean, he drones on about famous exploits a bit, and he absolutely fawns on McLaggen because he's so well connected, but he gave us some really nice food and he introduced us to Gwenog Jones.|[[Hermione Granger]] on a Slug Club meeting|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Quote|Oh, it was quite fun, really. I mean, he drones on about famous exploits a bit, and he absolutely fawns on McLaggen because he's so well connected, but he gave us some really nice food and he introduced us to Gwenog Jones.|A typical Slug Club meeting|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
The [[1996|following year]], McLaggen's last, he met Professor [[Horace Slughorn]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. Because of his well-connected uncle [[Tiberius]], McLaggen was invited to be a member of the [[Slug Club]].<ref name="HBP7" />
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The following year, McLaggen's last, he met Professor [[Horace Slughorn]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. Because of his well-connected uncle [[Tiberius]], McLaggen was invited to be a member of the Slug Club.<ref name="HBP7" />
   
[[File:Movies-HBPGermanCalendar-slugclub2-004.jpg|thumb|235px|McLaggen at a [[Slug Club]] dinner party.]]
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[[File:Movies-HBPGermanCalendar-slugclub2-004.jpg|250px|thumb|McLaggen attending a [[Slug Club]] dinner party]]
   
Soon after his seventh year began, McLaggen tried out for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], but he managed to make only four out of five saves. This may have been because [[Hermione Granger]], who overheard McLaggen making rude remarks about [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], placed a [[Confundus Charm]] on him. McLaggen asked team captain [[Harry Potter]] for another try, but Harry refused, and Ron was given the position of [[Keeper]] again, as he beat McLaggen in saves.<ref name="HBP11" />
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Soon after his seventh year began, McLaggen tried out for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], but he managed to make only four out of five saves. This was because Hermione Granger, who overheard McLaggen making rude remarks about [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], had dishonestly placed a [[Confundus Charm]] on him. McLaggen angrily asked team captain [[Harry Potter]] for another try, but Harry refused, and Ron was given the position of [[Keeper]] again, as he beat McLaggen in saves.<ref name="HBP11" />
   
In [[December]], McLaggen attended Professor Slughorn's [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]] with Hermione, who was also a member of the Slug Club. The evening did not go well for him, however, as Hermione only asked him to go in an attempt to retaliate against Ron for his relationship with [[Lavender Brown]]. McLaggen ended up driving her crazy by talking about himself excessively, boasting about his Quidditch abilities, and being too forward romantically. She avoided him for most of the night to talk to Harry and [[Luna Lovegood]]. McLaggen asked Harry if he had seen her later, which Harry denied, and was irritated to find that she had left. After eating a foul tasting dragon tartar, McLaggen vomited on [[Severus Snape]]'s shoes, earning himself detention for the next month.<ref name="HBPf">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''</ref> When Ron later asked Harry about the pair, he was ''"slightly more cheerful"'' to learn that the date did not go well.<ref name="HBP16">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 16 (''A Very Frosty Christmas'')</ref>
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In December, McLaggen attended Professor Slughorn's [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]] with Hermione, who was also a member of the Slug Club. The evening did not go well for him, however, as Hermione only asked him out to get back at Ron dating [[Lavender Brown]] to spite her. McLaggen ended up driving her crazy by talking about himself excessively, boasting about his Quidditch abilities, and being too forward romantically. She avoided him for most of the night to talk to Harry and [[Luna Lovegood]]. McLaggen asked Harry if he had seen her later, which Harry denied, and was irritated to find that she had left. After eating a foul tasting [[dragon tartare]], McLaggen vomited on [[Severus Snape]]'s shoes, earning himself [[Discipline at Hogwarts|detention]] for the next month.<ref name="HBPf">{{HBP|F}}</ref>
[[File:Cormac_McLaggen_HBP_5.jpg|thumb|left|240px|McLaggen playing [[Keeper]] for [[Gryffindor]].]]
 
   
When Ron was hospitalised in [[March]], before Gryffindor's second game against [[Hufflepuff]], [[Harry Potter]] was forced to play McLaggen as his reserve Keeper. In the week leading up to the match, Harry had his doubts about his new team-mate. Although he was skilled, McLaggen was also bossy and repeatedly tried to advise Harry on game strategy and insulted the other players' abilities. The match was a no-holds-barred disaster, as McLaggen spent more time trying to tell the rest of the team how to play rather than watching the rings, resulting in several goals for the opponent. This culminated in him wrestling a [[Beater's bat]] away from [[Jimmy Peakes]] and attempting to show him how to hit a [[Bludger]], only to knock Harry off his broomstick and crack his skull.
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[[File:Cormac_McLaggen_HBP_5.jpg|250px|thumb|left|McLaggen playing Keeper for Gryffindor after Ron Weasley is poisoned by Draco Malfoy]]
   
The fiasco was possibly Gryffindor's worst and most embarrassing loss ever (a final score of 320-60), and Ron told Harry in the [[hospital wing]] that he thought ''"the rest of the team might've dealt with him before you get out of here, they're not happy..."''<ref name="HBP19">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 19 (''Elf Tails'')</ref> When Ron recovered, he resumed the [[Keeper]] position.
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When Ron was hospitalised in [[March]], before Gryffindor's second game against [[Hufflepuff]], Harry Potter was forced to play McLaggen as his reserve Keeper. In the week leading up to the match, Harry had his doubts about his new team-mate. Although he was skilled, McLaggen was also bossy and repeatedly tried to advise Harry on game strategy and insulted the other players' abilities. The match was a no-holds-barred disaster, as McLaggen spent much more time trying to tell the rest of the team how to play rather than watching the rings, resulting in several goals for the opponent. This culminated in him wrestling a [[Beater's bat]] away from [[Jimmy Peakes]] and attempting to show him how to hit a [[Bludger]], only to knock Harry off his broomstick and crack his skull.
   
=== Repeat-year and Battle of Hogwarts ===
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The fiasco was possibly Gryffindor's worst and most embarrassing loss ever (a final score of 320-60), and Ron told Harry in the [[Hospital Wing]] that he thought McLaggen's enraged teammates ''"might've dealt with him before you get out of here..."''<ref name="HBP19">{{HBP|B|19}}</ref> When Ron recovered, he resumed the [[Keeper]] position while Cormac was permanently removed from the team.
[[File:372.jpg|thumb|160px|Cormac during the Battle of Hogwarts]]
 
   
Cormac had to repeat his seventh year, for reasons unknown. When the Death Eaters were on the train, he foolishly said that his father would hear about this. He joined the revived [[Dumbledore's Army]] to oppose the [[Death Eater]] teachers [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]]. He later fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
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====Repeat year====
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{{Quote|My father will hear about this!|Cormac trying to scare the [[Death Eaters]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
   
==Physical appearance==
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[[File:DH1 Death Eaters inside Hogwarts Express 01.jpg|250px|thumb|Cormac and other students are meet by Death Eaters]]
[[File:Cormac_McLaggen_Slug_Club_Christmas_Party.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Cormac McLaggen.]]
 
   
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Cormac was forced to repeat his final year. When the [[Death Eaters]] [[Raid on the Hogwarts Express|boarded the train]], he foolishly stated that [[Cormac McLaggen's father|his father]] would hear about this, but the Death Eaters completely ignored him.<ref>{{DH|F1}}</ref>
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Cormac joined the revived [[Dumbledore's Army]] to oppose the Death Eater teachers [[Alecto and Amycus Carrow]]. He later fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and survived the battle.<ref>{{DH|F2}}</ref>
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==Physical appearance==
 
McLaggen was described as a large, wire-haired youth.<ref name="HBP7" /> His face went red whenever he became angry. At the [[Keeper]] tryouts in [[1996]], [[Harry Potter]] thought that McLaggen was large enough that he could block all three goal hoops without even moving.<ref name="HBP11" />
 
McLaggen was described as a large, wire-haired youth.<ref name="HBP7" /> His face went red whenever he became angry. At the [[Keeper]] tryouts in [[1996]], [[Harry Potter]] thought that McLaggen was large enough that he could block all three goal hoops without even moving.<ref name="HBP11" />
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
{{Quote|You should have heard the way he was talking about Ron and Ginny! He's got a nasty temper. You wouldn't want someone like that on the team.|[[Hermione Granger]] discussing McLaggen's behaviour with [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Quote|You should have heard the way he was talking about Ron and Ginny! He's got a nasty temper. You wouldn't want someone like that on the team.|McLaggen's foul and rude behaviour|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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[[File:Ron cormac.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Cormac attempting to intimidate Ron Weasley]]
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Aggressive, arrogant, and self-righteous, McLaggen epitomised the most negative aspects of the stereotypical [[Gryffindor]] characteristics. Though brave, he was foolhardy rather than self-sacrificing. He was also arrogant and pushy and felt a strong sense of entitlement.<ref name="HBP19" /> According to [[Hermione Granger]], McLaggen was rude, insensitive, and over-assertive when making romantic advances. All he did was talk about himself and lacked manners and consideration of others. It was due to this that Hermione remarked that [[Grawp]] (Hagrid's [[giant]] half-brother) was more mannered than Cormac.<ref name="HBP15">{{HBP|B|15}}</ref>
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McLaggen also had a bad temper; for example, [[Harry Potter]] thought he might [[Muggle duelling|punch]] him for refusing his demand to give him another [[Quidditch]] tryout<ref name="HBP11" />. He also blamed others, doing so with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] for not properly shooting at her brother Ron during [[Keeper]] tryouts. When Harry was forced to put McLaggen on the team as a substitute Keeper, McLaggen proved to be a poor team player and a poor Keeper overall. He spent much more time in the match offering unwanted observations of others rather than concentrating on what he was meant to be doing in the game.
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Regardless of his negative traits, Cormac proved himself quite brave and righteous, willingly joining his allies in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] despite having no obligation to do so, and actually acting as one of the leaders of [[Dumbledore's Army]] during [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s reign over [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], alongside [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], and [[Luna Lovegood]].
   
Aggressive and self-righteous, McLaggen epitomised the most negative aspects of the stereotypic [[Gryffindor]] characteristics. Though brave, he was foolhardy rather than self-sacrificing. He was also arrogant and pushy and felt a strong sense of entitlement.<ref name="HBP19" /> According to Hermione, McLaggen was rude, insensitive, and over-assertive when making romantic advances. All he did was talk about himself and lacked manners and consideration. It was due to this that Hermione remarked that Grawp, Hagrid's half-brother, was more mannered than Cormac.<ref name="HBP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Unbreakable Vow'')</ref> McLaggen also had a bad temper; for example, [[Harry Potter]] thought he might punch him for refusing his demand to give him another Quidditch try-out,<ref name="HBP11" /> after giving him a brief glare.
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==Magical abilities and skills==
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[[File:Cormac saves goals.gif|250px|thumb|McLaggen playing as Keeper during a Quidditch match]]
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*'''[[Flying]]''': Cormac was a very accomplished and talented [[broomstick]] flyer, and he joined the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]] as a reserve keeper in his seventh year, showing his impressive [[Quidditch]] skills.
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*'''[[Duelling]]''': Cormac was a very skilled duellist, as he bravely fought in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] against the [[Death Eaters]], and survived. He would have had to have been very proficient with [[Martial magic]] to have survived such a bloody and violent conflict.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Hermione Granger===
 
===Hermione Granger===
{{Quote|I've just escaped — I mean, I've just left Cormac. Under the mistletoe... Cormac hasn't asked me one single question about myself, no, I've just been treated to 'A Hundred Great Saves Made by Cormac McLaggen' non-stop ever since. Oh no, here he comes!|[[Hermione Granger]] to [[Harry Potter]] on attending the Christmas Party with McLaggen|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Quote|I've just escaped — I mean, I've just left Cormac. Under the mistletoe... Cormac hasn't asked me one single question about myself, no, I've just been treated to 'A Hundred Great Saves Made by Cormac McLaggen' non-stop ever since. Oh no, here he comes!|Hermione Granger to Harry Potter on attending the Christmas Party with McLaggen|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
[[File:Hermione-granger-gallery.jpg|thumb|left|145px|[[Hermione Granger]]]]
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[[File:Hermione-HBP-hermione-granger-16048675-1919-2560.jpg|thumb|right|[[Hermione Granger]], whom he was infatuated with]]
   
In his [[1996|seventh year]], McLaggen became familiar with [[Hermione Granger]] below him, when they were both members of the [[Slug Club]]. Hermione seemed to think that McLaggen was arrogant and unpleasant, and when she overheard him insult [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] during [[Quidditch]] try-outs, she hit him with a [[Confundus Charm]], unbeknownst to him.<ref name="HBP7" />
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In his seventh year, McLaggen became familiar with [[Hermione Granger]] below him, when they were both members of the [[Slug Club]]. Hermione seemed to think that McLaggen was arrogant and unpleasant, and when she overheard him insult [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] during [[Quidditch]] try-outs, she hit him with a [[Confundus Charm]], unbeknownst to him.<ref name="HBP7" />
   
However, when Hermione and Ron later had a row over Ron’s romance with [[Lavender Brown]], she tried to make him jealous by asking McLaggen to attend [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]’s [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]] with her. He accepted, but spent most of the evening boasting about himself, to her irritation. He was very forward with her under the mistletoe, prompting Hermione to abandon him to seek out [[Harry Potter]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] and to avoid him for the rest of the party. He was very annoyed when he was unable to find her.<ref name="HBP15" /> This indicates that while McLaggen was romantically interested in Hermione, she found him to be a rude braggart.
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However, when Hermione and Ron later had a row over Ron’s romance with [[Lavender Brown]], she tried to make him jealous by asking McLaggen to attend [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]’s [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]] with her, choosing the person she thought would annoy Ron the most. He accepted, but spent most of the evening boasting about himself, to her irritation. He was very forward with her under the mistletoe, prompting Hermione to abandon him to seek out [[Harry Potter]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] and to avoid him for the rest of the party. He was very annoyed when he was unable to find her.<ref name="HBP15" /> This indicates that while McLaggen was romantically interested in Hermione, she found him to be a rude braggart.
   
 
===Harry Potter===
 
===Harry Potter===
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|McLaggen|His sister didn’t really try. She gave him an easy save.|Harry|Rubbish. That was the one he nearly missed.|Give me another go.|No. You’ve had your go. You saved four. Ron saved five. Ron’s Keeper, he won it fair and square. Get out of my way.|McLaggen and [[Harry Potter]] after the [[1996]] [[Quidditch]] try-outs|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|McLaggen|His sister didn’t really try. She gave him an easy save.|Harry Potter|Rubbish. That was the one he nearly missed.|Give me another go.|No. You’ve had your go. You saved four. Ron saved five. Ron’s Keeper, he won it fair and square. Get out of my way.|McLaggen and [[Harry Potter]] arguing during [[Quidditch]] tryouts|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
   
[[File:PromoHP7_Harry_Potter.jpg|thumb|145px|[[Harry Potter]]]]
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[[File:HBP_promo_side_Harry_cropped.jpg|thumb|left|[[Harry Potter]], who disliked him]]
   
Although they were in the same House, Harry strongly disliked McLaggen. The two first met in [[1996]] when they were both questioned by [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]].<ref name="HBP7" /> They met again when McLaggen tried out for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], of which Harry was the Captain. It seemed that McLaggen expected preferential treatment from Harry, because the two were both in Horace Slughorn's club.
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Although they were in the same House, Harry strongly disliked McLaggen. The two first met in [[1996]] when they were both questioned by [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]].<ref name="HBP7" /> They met again when McLaggen tried out for the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]], of which Harry was the [[Quidditch Captain#Hogwarts Quidditch Captains|Captain]]. It seemed that McLaggen wrongly expected preferential treatment from Harry because the two were both in the [[Slug Club]].
   
When [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] beat McLaggen in saves, he accused [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] of purposely giving her brother an advantage. He angrily confronted Harry about it, who coldly refuted the accusations. Harry thought that McLaggen might punch him for a moment.<ref name="HBP11" /> Later in the year, when McLaggen temporarily replaced Ron, he annoyed Harry immensely by repeatedly offering advice on game strategy, and spent so much time ordering around his team-mates instead of blocking goals that Gryffindor ultimately lost the match.<ref name="HBP19" />
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When [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] beat McLaggen in saves, he accused [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] of purposely giving her brother an advantage. He angrily confronted Harry about it, who coldly refuted the accusations. Harry thought that McLaggen might punch him for a moment.<ref name="HBP11" /> Later in the year, when McLaggen temporarily replaced Ron, he annoyed Harry immensely by repeatedly offering advice on game strategy, and spent so much time ordering around his team-mates and knocking Harry out instead of blocking goals that [[Gryffindor]] ultimately lost the match.<ref name="HBP19" />
   
Cormac also disliked Harry because he was best friends with Hermione Granger, whom Cormac fancied. Cormac and Harry also seemed to both represent different aspects of Gryffindor: with Cormac personifying the negative traits such as arrogance and self-righteousness, while Harry embodied the positive traits of chivalry, courage, and having a self-sacrificing nature. However, they both seemed to have nasty tempers.
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Cormac also disliked Harry because he was best friends with [[Hermione Granger]] (whom Cormac fancied). Cormac and Harry also seemed to both represent different aspects of Gryffindor: with Cormac personifying the negative traits such as arrogance and self-righteousness, while Harry embodied the positive traits of chivalry, courage, and having a self-sacrificing nature. However, they both seemed to have nasty tempers.
   
 
===Ron Weasley===
 
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|McLaggen|I'll be trying out for Gryffindor Keeper too. Nothing personal.|Ron|Really? Big, strapping fellow like you? You look like you've got more of a [[Beater]]'s build to me. I mean, to be Keeper, you've got to be a quick and agile sort...|I like my chances. By the way, you wouldn't mind introducing me to your friend Granger, would you? Love to get on a first-name basis with her, if you know what I mean...|McLaggen and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] in [[1996]]|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|McLaggen|I'll be trying out for Gryffindor Keeper too. Nothing personal.|Ron Weasley|Really? Big, strapping fellow like you? You look like you've got more of a [[Beater]]'s build to me. I mean, to be Keeper, you've got to be a quick and agile sort...|I like my chances. By the way, you wouldn't mind introducing me to your friend Granger, would you? Love to get on a first-name basis with her, if you know what I mean...|McLaggen and Ron discussing Keeper tryouts|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
   
[[File:Ron-Weasley-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows.jpg|thumb|left|145px|[[Ron Weasley]], his rival ]]
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McLaggen and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] took an instant dislike to one another in [[1996]], when they competed over the [[Keeper]] position on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]. McLaggen believed that the team Captain, [[Harry Potter]], showed favouritism toward his friend, whereas Harry thought Ron was simply the better player and that McLaggen was far too arrogant to make a decent player.<ref name="HBP11" />
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McLaggen and Ron Weasley took an instant dislike to one another in [[1996]], when they competed over the [[Keeper]] position on the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team]]. McLaggen believed that the team Captain, [[Harry Potter]], showed favoritism toward his friend, whereas Harry thought Ron was simply the better player and that McLaggen was far too arrogant to make a decent player.<ref name="HBP11" />
   
Ron’s dislike of McLaggen prompted [[Hermione Granger]] to ask him to escort her to [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn]]’s [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]], which he did, much to Ron’s displeasure.<ref name="HBP16" /> He was further annoyed when McLaggen took over his position as Keeper after he was poisoned, and relieved when it did not go well.<ref name="HBP19" />
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Ron’s dislike of McLaggen prompted [[Hermione Granger]] to ask him to escort her to [[Horace Slughorn|Professor Slughorn’s]] [[Slug Club Christmas party|Christmas party]], which he did, much to Ron’s displeasure.<ref name="HBP16">{{HBP|B|16}}</ref> He was further annoyed when McLaggen took over his position as Keeper after he was poisoned, and relieved when it did not go well.<ref name="HBP19" />
 
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==Behind the scenes==
 
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*Cormac McLaggen was played by [[Freddie Stroma]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]] ''and the two-part [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''.
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*Cormac McLaggen was played by [[Freddie Stroma]] in {{HBP|FA}} and the two-part [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film)|film adaptation]] of {{DH}}.
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', Cormac is seen on the [[Hogwarts Express]] returning to school for the [[1997–1998 school year]]<ref>[http://mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/3335 Freddie Stroma to return for Deathly Hallows]</ref> and he also appeared in the [[Room of Requirement]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]'', however, in the novel of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Cormac was in his seventh and final year. Though, because he was constantly thinking up new [[Quidditch]] strategies in his final year, it's possible he was doing so bad in his studies, he had to stay back a year. Another possibility is that he was returning to Hogwarts to take his [[N.E.W.T.S]], as all examinations were cancelled the previous year following the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]].
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*In {{DH|F1}}, Cormac is seen on the [[Hogwarts Express]] returning to school for the [[1997–1998 school year]]<ref>[http://mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/3335 Freddie Stroma to return for Deathly Hallows]</ref> and he also appeared in the [[Room of Requirement]] in {{DH|F2}}, however, in the novel of {{HBP}}, Cormac was in his seventh and final year (it wasn't mentioned in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film]], though). However, because he was constantly thinking up new [[Quidditch]] strategies in his final year, it's possible he was doing so bad in his studies that he had to stay back a year. Another possibility is that he was returning to Hogwarts to take his [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.S]], as all examinations were cancelled in the previous year following the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]].
*In the movies, Cormac takes part in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and appears as a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]].
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*In the films, Cormac takes part in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] and appears as a member of [[Dumbledore's Army]].
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Cormac is given a month of detention for throwing up on [[Severus Snape|Snape]]'s shoes (an event that did not occur in the book) because Harry made him believe that the [[dragon tartare]] he was eating was dragon testicles, or ''"dragon balls"'', as Harry called them.
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*In {{HBP|FA}}, Cormac is given a month of [[Discipline at Hogwarts|detention]] for throwing up on [[Severus Snape|Snape's]] shoes (an event that never occurred in the book) because Harry tricked him into believing that the [[dragon tartare]] he was eating was dragon testicles, or ''"dragon balls"'' as Harry called them.
*He is much less obnoxious in the movie; he appears to be a decent, if somewhat cocky guy.
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*There was a scene with Ron confronting Cormac before the Quidditch match in the film, but it was later removed. This scene was never released.
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*In the film he never knocks Harry out since the Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff was completely omitted.
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"McLaggen makes Grawp look like a gentleman."
—McLaggen's bad manners[src]

Cormac McLaggen was a British wizard and member of the McLaggen family, a family known for being "big in the Ministry". He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1990 to 1997. He was Sorted into Gryffindor house and was one year above the famous Harry Potter.

McLaggen lost the opportunity to try out for his house's Quidditch team in his sixth year after he ate poisonous Doxy eggs on a bet, but became the reserve Keeper in his seventh year. During the course of his last year at Hogwarts, he also became a member of the Slug Club, escorted Hermione Granger to the club's Christmas party, and was primarily responsible for the Gryffindor Quidditch team's embarrassing loss to Hufflepuff by hitting Harry Potter (seeker at the time) over the head with a beater's bat.

Like most Gryffindor students, McLaggen participated in the final battle of the Second Wizarding War and fought alongside the defenders of Hogwarts. Mclaggen survived the battle, it is currently unknown what happened to McLaggen after the war.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Horace Slughorn: "Now, you, Cormac, I happen to know you see a lot of your Uncle Tiberius, because he has a rather splendid picture of the two of you hunting nogtails in, I think, Norfolk?"
McLaggen: "Oh, yeah, that was fun, that was. We went with Bertie Higgs and Rufus Scrimgeour; this was before he became Minister, obviously —"
Professor Slughorn interviewing McLaggen[src]

Little is known of McLaggen's early life, though it appears that he was born into a relatively influential wizarding family, as his uncle Tiberius was an important official in the Ministry of Magic and was friendly with the head of the Auror Office and later Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour. Tiberius took his nephew hunting Nogtails on at least one occasion, with Scrimgeour and Bertie Higgs in Norfolk.[3]

Hogwarts years (1990–1997)Edit

Early yearsEdit

Cormac McLaggen started his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1990 and was Sorted into Gryffindor, along with Katie Bell who also was a Sorted Gryffindor that year. Cormac was a skilled flyer on a broom and Quidditch player, specifically playing the position of Keeper.

Sixth yearEdit

"I was in the hospital wing when they held the trials. Ate a pound of doxy eggs for a bet."
—McLaggen explaining his bet with swagger[src]
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McLaggen at the Keeper try-outs standing next to Ron Weasley

In 1995–1996 school year, McLaggen's sixth year at Hogwarts, he ate a pound of poisonous Doxy eggs on a bet to prove his bravery. This foolhardy decision kept him from joining the Gryffindor Quidditch team, something he cared a great deal about. With Oliver Wood's graduation at the end of the 1993–1994 school year and the Triwizard Tournament cancelling all Quidditch matches the following year, the Gryffindor team was in need of a Keeper at the beginning of the 1995–1996 school year. Unfortunately for McLaggen, he was in the Hospital Wing being treated for doxy egg poisoning at the time of the trials, and Ron Weasley was made Keeper instead.[4]

Seventh yearEdit

"Oh, it was quite fun, really. I mean, he drones on about famous exploits a bit, and he absolutely fawns on McLaggen because he's so well connected, but he gave us some really nice food and he introduced us to Gwenog Jones."
—A typical Slug Club meeting[src]

The following year, McLaggen's last, he met Professor Horace Slughorn on the Hogwarts Express. Because of his well-connected uncle Tiberius, McLaggen was invited to be a member of the Slug Club.[3]

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McLaggen attending a Slug Club dinner party

Soon after his seventh year began, McLaggen tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team, but he managed to make only four out of five saves. This was because Hermione Granger, who overheard McLaggen making rude remarks about Ron and Ginny Weasley, had dishonestly placed a Confundus Charm on him. McLaggen angrily asked team captain Harry Potter for another try, but Harry refused, and Ron was given the position of Keeper again, as he beat McLaggen in saves.[4]

In December, McLaggen attended Professor Slughorn's Christmas party with Hermione, who was also a member of the Slug Club. The evening did not go well for him, however, as Hermione only asked him out to get back at Ron dating Lavender Brown to spite her. McLaggen ended up driving her crazy by talking about himself excessively, boasting about his Quidditch abilities, and being too forward romantically. She avoided him for most of the night to talk to Harry and Luna Lovegood. McLaggen asked Harry if he had seen her later, which Harry denied, and was irritated to find that she had left. After eating a foul tasting dragon tartare, McLaggen vomited on Severus Snape's shoes, earning himself detention for the next month.[5]

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McLaggen playing Keeper for Gryffindor after Ron Weasley is poisoned by Draco Malfoy

When Ron was hospitalised in March, before Gryffindor's second game against Hufflepuff, Harry Potter was forced to play McLaggen as his reserve Keeper. In the week leading up to the match, Harry had his doubts about his new team-mate. Although he was skilled, McLaggen was also bossy and repeatedly tried to advise Harry on game strategy and insulted the other players' abilities. The match was a no-holds-barred disaster, as McLaggen spent much more time trying to tell the rest of the team how to play rather than watching the rings, resulting in several goals for the opponent. This culminated in him wrestling a Beater's bat away from Jimmy Peakes and attempting to show him how to hit a Bludger, only to knock Harry off his broomstick and crack his skull.

The fiasco was possibly Gryffindor's worst and most embarrassing loss ever (a final score of 320-60), and Ron told Harry in the Hospital Wing that he thought McLaggen's enraged teammates "might've dealt with him before you get out of here..."[6] When Ron recovered, he resumed the Keeper position while Cormac was permanently removed from the team.

Repeat yearEdit

"My father will hear about this!"
—Cormac trying to scare the Death Eaters[src]
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Cormac and other students are meet by Death Eaters

Cormac was forced to repeat his final year. When the Death Eaters boarded the train, he foolishly stated that his father would hear about this, but the Death Eaters completely ignored him.[7]

Cormac joined the revived Dumbledore's Army to oppose the Death Eater teachers Alecto and Amycus Carrow. He later fought in the Battle of Hogwarts and survived the battle.[8]

Physical appearanceEdit

McLaggen was described as a large, wire-haired youth.[3] His face went red whenever he became angry. At the Keeper tryouts in 1996, Harry Potter thought that McLaggen was large enough that he could block all three goal hoops without even moving.[4]

Personality and traitsEdit

"You should have heard the way he was talking about Ron and Ginny! He's got a nasty temper. You wouldn't want someone like that on the team."
—McLaggen's foul and rude behaviour[src]
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Cormac attempting to intimidate Ron Weasley

Aggressive, arrogant, and self-righteous, McLaggen epitomised the most negative aspects of the stereotypical Gryffindor characteristics. Though brave, he was foolhardy rather than self-sacrificing. He was also arrogant and pushy and felt a strong sense of entitlement.[6] According to Hermione Granger, McLaggen was rude, insensitive, and over-assertive when making romantic advances. All he did was talk about himself and lacked manners and consideration of others. It was due to this that Hermione remarked that Grawp (Hagrid's giant half-brother) was more mannered than Cormac.[9]

McLaggen also had a bad temper; for example, Harry Potter thought he might punch him for refusing his demand to give him another Quidditch tryout[4]. He also blamed others, doing so with Ginny Weasley for not properly shooting at her brother Ron during Keeper tryouts. When Harry was forced to put McLaggen on the team as a substitute Keeper, McLaggen proved to be a poor team player and a poor Keeper overall. He spent much more time in the match offering unwanted observations of others rather than concentrating on what he was meant to be doing in the game.

Regardless of his negative traits, Cormac proved himself quite brave and righteous, willingly joining his allies in the Battle of Hogwarts despite having no obligation to do so, and actually acting as one of the leaders of Dumbledore's Army during Lord Voldemort's reign over Hogwarts, alongside Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley, and Luna Lovegood.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

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McLaggen playing as Keeper during a Quidditch match

RelationshipsEdit

Hermione GrangerEdit

"I've just escaped — I mean, I've just left Cormac. Under the mistletoe... Cormac hasn't asked me one single question about myself, no, I've just been treated to 'A Hundred Great Saves Made by Cormac McLaggen' non-stop ever since. Oh no, here he comes!"
—Hermione Granger to Harry Potter on attending the Christmas Party with McLaggen[src]
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Hermione Granger, whom he was infatuated with

In his seventh year, McLaggen became familiar with Hermione Granger below him, when they were both members of the Slug Club. Hermione seemed to think that McLaggen was arrogant and unpleasant, and when she overheard him insult Ron and Ginny Weasley during Quidditch try-outs, she hit him with a Confundus Charm, unbeknownst to him.[3]

However, when Hermione and Ron later had a row over Ron’s romance with Lavender Brown, she tried to make him jealous by asking McLaggen to attend Professor Slughorn’s Christmas party with her, choosing the person she thought would annoy Ron the most. He accepted, but spent most of the evening boasting about himself, to her irritation. He was very forward with her under the mistletoe, prompting Hermione to abandon him to seek out Harry Potter and Luna Lovegood and to avoid him for the rest of the party. He was very annoyed when he was unable to find her.[9] This indicates that while McLaggen was romantically interested in Hermione, she found him to be a rude braggart.

Harry PotterEdit

McLaggen: "His sister didn’t really try. She gave him an easy save."
Harry Potter: "Rubbish. That was the one he nearly missed."
McLaggen: "Give me another go."
Harry Potter: "No. You’ve had your go. You saved four. Ron saved five. Ron’s Keeper, he won it fair and square. Get out of my way."
— McLaggen and Harry Potter arguing during Quidditch tryouts[src]
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Harry Potter, who disliked him

Although they were in the same House, Harry strongly disliked McLaggen. The two first met in 1996 when they were both questioned by Professor Slughorn.[3] They met again when McLaggen tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team, of which Harry was the Captain. It seemed that McLaggen wrongly expected preferential treatment from Harry because the two were both in the Slug Club.

When Ron Weasley beat McLaggen in saves, he accused Ginny Weasley of purposely giving her brother an advantage. He angrily confronted Harry about it, who coldly refuted the accusations. Harry thought that McLaggen might punch him for a moment.[4] Later in the year, when McLaggen temporarily replaced Ron, he annoyed Harry immensely by repeatedly offering advice on game strategy, and spent so much time ordering around his team-mates and knocking Harry out instead of blocking goals that Gryffindor ultimately lost the match.[6]

Cormac also disliked Harry because he was best friends with Hermione Granger (whom Cormac fancied). Cormac and Harry also seemed to both represent different aspects of Gryffindor: with Cormac personifying the negative traits such as arrogance and self-righteousness, while Harry embodied the positive traits of chivalry, courage, and having a self-sacrificing nature. However, they both seemed to have nasty tempers.

Ron WeasleyEdit

McLaggen: "I'll be trying out for Gryffindor Keeper too. Nothing personal."
Ron Weasley: "Really? Big, strapping fellow like you? You look like you've got more of a Beater's build to me. I mean, to be Keeper, you've got to be a quick and agile sort..."
McLaggen: "I like my chances. By the way, you wouldn't mind introducing me to your friend Granger, would you? Love to get on a first-name basis with her, if you know what I mean..."
— McLaggen and Ron discussing Keeper tryouts[src]
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Ron Weasley, his rival

McLaggen and Ron Weasley took an instant dislike to one another in 1996, when they competed over the Keeper position on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. McLaggen believed that the team Captain, Harry Potter, showed favoritism toward his friend, whereas Harry thought Ron was simply the better player and that McLaggen was far too arrogant to make a decent player.[4]

Ron’s dislike of McLaggen prompted Hermione Granger to ask him to escort her to Professor Slughorn’s Christmas party, which he did, much to Ron’s displeasure.[10] He was further annoyed when McLaggen took over his position as Keeper after he was poisoned, and relieved when it did not go well.[6]

EtymologyEdit

The name Cormac is borne by a number of figures from Irish legend and history, including Cormac mac Airt, a warrior king of Ireland, and Cormac Cond Longas, an exiled prince of Ulster. The name is most commonly translated as "charioteer", but can be also translated into "raven"- a bird strongly associated with warfare in Celtic mythology. This may allude to McLaggen's aggressive personality. The name can also be translated to mean "son of defilement", from the Gaelic corb, "defilement", and mac, "son".[11]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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