Karkaroff’s Aide: "May I have your arm?"
Parvati Patil: "Arm, leg, I’m yours"
— Karkaroff’s Aide asking Parvati Patil for a dance at the Yule Ball[src]

Karkaroff's Aide (b. prior to October 1977) was a wizard who attended Durmstrang Institute as a student during the mid-1990s and served as the aide of former Headmaster Igor Karkaroff during the time of the Triwizard Tournament.


Early Life

Karkaroff’s Aide was born sometime before 1976 in an unknown European country. He attended Durmstrang Institute sometime during the late 80’s and early 90’s. While at Durmstrang, he befriended Viktor Krum and Igor Karkaroff. He graduated sometime before 1994 and later became Igor Karkaroff’s aide.

Triwizard Tournament

In October 1994, he travelled with his school to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where his school was to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. Unlike the other students, he didn’t put his name in the Goblet of Fire as he was a past student.[2]

At the Yule Ball, Karkaroff’s Aide went with an unknown Beauxbatons Girl. They can be seen dancing at the ball and later with the other Durmstrang students when the Weird Sisters played. Later on, he asked Parvati Patil for a dance. They could be seen walking away, laughing and smiling.

He sat between Viktor Krum and Parvati Patil when Albus Dumbledore informed the students about the cause of the death of Cedric Diggory in the Great Hall at Hogwarts. It’s possible he had a romance with Parvati after the ball as they were sitting together. He later returned to Durmstrang with Igor and the other students at the end of the school year.

Physical appearance

He had oily jet black hair, hazel eyes, a hooked nose, high cheekbones, a moustache, and facial hair on his chin and jawline.

Behind the scenes

  • Karkaroff's Aide was portrayed by Tolga Safer in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Tolga Safer auditioned for the role of Viktor Krum but did not get the part, mainly because he did not look like the character. Mike Newell, the director, was so impressed with Tolga's acting that he made the role of Karkaroff's Aide especially for him.
  • At least on occasion during filming, Tolga hung out with Stanislav Ianevski, doing card tricks among other means of killing time. This can be seen on the bonus DVD for the film.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, this character may have been made more generic, being simply called "Durmstrang Student".
  • It is possible that this individual is Poliakoff. However, this individual is trusted by Karkaroff, whereas Poliakoff is regarded by him as a "disgusting child" so this in highly unlikely.


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Notes and references

  1. Based on the fact that Durmstrang does not admit Muggle-borns.
  3. This character was only made for the film, but it is likely that he appeared in the book as an totally ordinary student.
  4. A Durmstrang student was playable in the game
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