On 18 June 1996, when Harry Potter and Hermione Granger led Dolores Umbridge into the Forbidden Forest, he was among the centaurs who were greatly insulted by Umbridge's remarks about their race being "filthy half-breeds". During this incident, a violent skirmish occurred, during which Umbridge assaulted Magorian with the Incarcerous Spell, which caused thick ropes to bind and strangle the centaur. The centaurs then attacked and carried Umbridge away.
Magorian had long, dark hair and a high-cheekboned face; he constantly had a proud look on his face.
Personality and traits
He was more of a traditional centaur and hated "traitors" such as Firenze for going to teach at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He intensely disliked humans, however, centaurs don't usually kill the young and the innocent among humans, innocent being those who do not show dislike for centaurs and call them half-breeds. During the period where the centaurs had turned against Hagrid he allowed Hagrid to pass unscathed solely due to him being accompanied by young people. He was shown to be in favour of killing any adult human if they wandered into the centaurs' midst and insulted the centaurs, however. However, his views of humanity might have changed after witnessing Harry's selfless actions and welcoming Firenze back into the herd.
- The name "Magorian" means "son of Magor", an Armenian form of Mark.
Behind the scenes
- Magorian was played by Michael Wildman in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Appears as a generic Centaur)
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault
- Harry Potter: Magic Awakened (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 30 (Grawp)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 30 (Grawp) - "This centaur had a proud, high-cheekboned face and long black hair.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 33 (Fight and Flight)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
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