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"You can have your little girl, Lovegood, if you get up those stairs and bring me down Harry Potter. But if this is a plot, if it's a trick, if you've got an accomplice waiting up there to ambush us, we'll see if we can spare a bit of your daughter for you to bury."
—Selwyn threatening Xenophilius Lovegood[src]

Selwyn was a British pure-blood[1] Dark Wizard and a Death Eater of Lord Voldemort who fought in the Second Wizarding War. Selwyn fought in several battles, including the Battle of the Seven Potters. He also fought at the Ambush at the Lovegood House, along with Travers.

Biography

Second Wizarding War

Selwyn was one of the many Death Eaters who fought in the Second Wizarding War upon pledging his loyalty to Tom Riddle.

Battle of the Seven Potters

"Your wand, Selwyn! Give me your wand!"
Lord Voldemort to Selwyn, during the Battle of the Seven Potters[src]
Selwyn participated in the Battle of the Seven Potters, and chased Rubeus Hagrid and the real Harry Potter. Towards the end of the chase, he was ordered by Lord Voldemort to surrender his wand when Lucius Malfoy's was destroyed by Harry's wand. Harry and Hagrid however were able to escape, likely sparing Selwyn's wand from being destroyed.[3]

Ambush at the Lovegood House

In early 1998, Selwyn travelled with Travers to Xenophilius Lovegood's house. Lovegood had been printing articles in The Quibbler urging the public to support Harry Potter, and his daughter Luna was taken to control his behaviour. Lovegood alerted the Death Eaters when Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger came to his home, hoping that they would return his daughter, if he handed over Harry. However, as Selwyn and Travers arrived, the Erumpent horn in the residence blew up, giving Harry, Hermione, and Ron a chance to hide. Selwyn beat up and tortured Lovegood, suspicious that the wizard had been lying, but Hermione then engineered the trio's escape so that the Death Eaters saw Harry before they disapparated. Afterwards, Selwyn and Travers arrested Lovegood.[4]

Physical appearance

Little is known about Selwyn's appearance; it is, however, known that he had a rough voice. As a Death Eater, he bore the Dark Mark on his left inner forearm, which had faded to a mere scar upon Voldemort's death.

Personality and traits

Being a Death Eater, Selwyn was a cruel character; he assaulted Xenophilius Lovegood when he called him and Travers, thinking that he wanted to entrap them. He also threatened Xenophilius that he would kill or mutilate his daughter, Luna, if he did not obey their commands. He was also quite suspicious, as he believed that Xenophilius wanted to entrap and kill him and Travers.[4]

Magical abilities and skills

Possessions

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 13 (The Muggle-Born Registration Commission)
  2. J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, July 30, 2007
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 4 (The Seven Potters)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 21 (The Tale of the Three Brothers)
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