"Have you seen our new Quidditch hopefuls? They're brilliant!"
—Marcus talking with Harry Potter[src]

Marcus Hitchin was a Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990s. He was known to have use Fred and George Weasley's Skiving Snackboxes. Unlike most people who considered Slughorn a placeholder, Trevor thought that he was a good teacher. One day Slughorn was duelling Marcus and beat him. The blow was so powerful that he needed two days in the Hospital Wing to recover. He was a fan of Gilderoy Lockhart.


The name "Marcus" is a Roman praenomen, or given name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god Mars. Famous Roman bearers of this name were Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero), a 1st-century BC statesman and orator, Marcus Antonius (known as Mark Antony), a 1st-century BC politician, and Marcus Aurelius, a notable 2nd-century emperor.

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Notes and references

  1. He was at least in his first year at Hogwarts during the 1993–1994 school year.
  2. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."