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"He's unbelievable. He's really young too. Only just eighteen or something. He's a genius, you wait until tonight, you'll see."
— Ron Weasley on Krum's excellent flying[src]

Viktor Krum (Bulgarian: Виктор Крум; b. AprilAugust 1976) was a Bulgarian wizard. He attended the Durmstrang Institute, and was also the Seeker for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team at the age of eighteen while still at school.

In 1994, he played in the final of the Quidditch World Cup. The Irish won the match, but Viktor caught the Golden Snitch to end the match on his terms. Later in the year, he was part of the Durmstrang delegation sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the Triwizard Tournament. Subsequently, he was selected by the Goblet of Fire as the Durmstrang Champion, and competed bravely. However, the Tournament ended in tragedy with the death of Cedric Diggory, and Viktor returned home. In 1997, he attended the wedding of Fleur Delacour and Bill Weasley.

He retired from Quidditch after the Bulgarian defeat in the final of the 2002 World Cup, but came out of retirement to compete in the 2014 World Cup, out of a desire "to win the World Cup before I die". The Bulgarian side famously won the World Cup that year, after beating Brazil in the finals.

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Early life[]

"...this is his symbol, I recognised it at vunce: Grindelvald carved it into a vall at Durmstrang ven he vos a pupil there. Some idiots copied it onto their books and clothes thinking to shock, make themselves impressive — until those of us who had lost family members to Grindelvald taught them better."
— Viktor on the wizard who murdered his grandfather[src]

Viktor was born to Krum and his wife between April and August 1976.[1] He grew up in Bulgaria, and attended the Durmstrang Institute.[10] He was one of the last people to purchase a wand from Gregorovitch Zauberstäbe before Mykew Gregorovitch's retirement.[9][11]

During his time at the school, Viktor was confronted by what he believed to be the symbol of Gellert Grindelwald, which was indeed the symbol of the Deathly Hallows, that had been carved into the walls by the wizard himself. Other students at the school began copying the symbol onto their books and clothing as a way of trying to shock and impress. Highly insulted, since his grandfather had been murdered by Grindelwald, Viktor and several other students who had also lost family at the hands of the Dark wizard taught them the error of their ways.[11]

The 1994 Quidditch World Cup[]

"Harry had never seen anyone fly like that; Krum hardly looked as though he was using a broomstick at all; he moved so easily through the air that he looked unsupported and weightless."
— Description of Viktor's flying skills[src]
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Viktor playing as a Seeker during the 1994 Quidditch World Cup

A skilled Quidditch Seeker, Viktor was selected to play for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team despite still being at school, and was widely regarded as one of the best players in the world. In 1994, he played in the Quidditch World Cup, and helped Bulgaria reach the final against the Irish National Quidditch team. He was considered a fantastically exciting player to watch, so much so that even some of those who were supporting Ireland couldn't help but cheer for him.

During the final match, Viktor fooled the Irish Seeker, Aidan Lynch, by performing a Wronski Feint that resulted in Lynch ploughing into the ground. Despite his skills, the Irish side were too good for the Bulgarians, and Viktor decided to end the match by catching the Golden Snitch. During his pursuit of the Snitch, he was hit in the face by a Bludger which broke his nose and gave him two black eyes. However, he caught the Snitch and ended the match on his own terms. He received a runners-up medal along with the rest of the Bulgarian team following the conclusion of the match.[10]

Triwizard Tournament[]

"Vell, ve have a castle also, not as big as this, nor as comfortable, I am thinking. Ve have just four floors, and the fires are lit only for magical purposes. But ve have grounds larger even than these — though in vinter we have very little day-light, so ve are not enjoying them. But in summer ve are flying every day, over the lakes and the mountains —"
— Viktor comparing Hogwarts and Durmstrang[src]
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Three of the four champions; Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour, and Viktor

Viktor was part of the Durmstrang delegation that travelled with Igor Karkaroff to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to compete in the Triwizard Tournament on 30 October. His presence at the school caused a stir amongst the student body since he was famous, and he was constantly followed by groups of giggling girls. One of the few exceptions to this was Hermione Granger.

Viktor entered his name into the Goblet of Fire to participate in the Tournament; he most likely did this in order to gain eternal glory and to make his school proud. He was selected as the Durmstrang Champion during the Hallowe'en Feast on 31 October. He expressed no opinion on the entry of a fourth Champion — Harry Potter — into the Tournament when he found out. It seemed as though he viewed Harry as just another champion of the tournament.


Viktor and the other champions take part in the Wand Weighing ceremony

Prior to the start of the Tournament, Viktor took part in the Wand Weighing ceremony overseen by Garrick Ollivander, and warranted only a small mention in Rita Skeeter's article on the Tournament. Skeeter's article focused on Harry Potter's entrance into the Tournament, and Viktor was only mentioned in the last line of the article; even then, his name was misspelled.

Viktor spent a lot of time at Hogwarts in the library, as he had become attracted to Hermione Granger. Each day, he went to the library with the intention of talking to her, but could not work up the courage. The groups of infatuated girls continued to follow him, lingering behind bookcases and watching him.[10]

First Task[]

"And Krum — you won’t believe this, but he didn’t even think of flying! He was probably the best after you, though. Hit it with some sort of spell right in the eye. Only thing is, it went trampling around in agony and squashed half the real eggs — they took marks off for that, he wasn’t supposed to do any damage to them."
— Ron Weasley telling Harry Potter about Krum's performance in the First Task[src]
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Dragons - the First Task of the tournament

On 24 November, Viktor took part in the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament. He had been forewarned of the dragons by Karkaroff (who had sneaked into the Forbidden Forest), and showed no surprise when the dragon task was announced. He drew the Chinese Fireball and the number three slot.

Entering the arena after Fleur Delacour, Viktor didn't even think of flying. He used the Conjunctivitis Curse to blind the dragon and retrieve the Golden egg; but the dragon, confused and blinded, stumbled around and crushed half the real eggs it was guarding. Viktor lost points for that, and tied with Harry Potter for first place.[10]

Yule Ball and the Second Task[]

"How did she know Viktor asked me to visit him over the summer?"
— Viktor invites Hermione to spend the summer with him[src]
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Viktor and Hermione Granger dancing during the Yule Ball

With the approach of the Yule Ball, Viktor finally found the courage to ask Hermione to the ball as his date, even though he could barely pronounce her name. They, with the other Champions, opened the dancing at the Ball. Hermione spent the evening trying to teach Viktor how to pronounce her name correctly, but did not succeed. They also spend much of the evening dancing with one another, much to Ron's increasing displeasure. Ron even accused Hermione of cozening up to the enemy. An unexpected side-effect of their apparent relationship was that Hermione was chosen by the judges of the Tournament to be the hostage that Viktor would have to rescue from the Black Lake.

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Viktor rescuing Hermione Granger during the Second Task

Having worked out the clue from the golden egg, Viktor knew he had to breathe underwater for at least an hour during the Second Task. It is unknown if he worked the clue out on his own or if he had help from the Durmstrang headmaster. He chose to attempt to transfigure himself into a shark, but managed only to transfigure his head. Still, it worked well enough for him to reach the merpeople village.

However, the teeth on his shark head were not placed well enough to bite through the ropes holding Hermione. Harry, who had reached the village before Viktor, saw the trouble he was having, and feared for his friend. He grabbed a jagged rock, then thumped Viktor on the shoulder and gave it to him. Taking the rock, Viktor cut through the ropes holding Hermione and headed for the surface. He arrived outside the time-limit in second place, but was awarded third after the judges took into account Harry's determination to rescue all the hostages.

Back on dry land, Viktor confessed to Hermione that he had never felt about a girl the way he felt about her; and invited her to stay with him in Bulgaria over the summer.[10]

Third Task[]

Cedric Diggory: "Should we leave him here?"
Harry Potter: "No. I reckon we should send up red sparks. Someone'll come and collect him ... otherwise he'll probably be eaten by a skrewt."
Cedric Diggory: "He'd deserve it."
— Cedric and Harry debating what to do with a stunned Viktor Krum in the Triwizard Maze[src]

Prior to the Third Task, Viktor viewed the beginnings of the maze that they would have to navigate. On their way back to the castle, Viktor took Harry to one side to ask him about his relationship with Hermione. Following the Second Task, Rita Skeeter had written an article concerning Hermione toying with Harry and Viktor's affections. Viktor sought out Harry and questioned him about the article. Harry assured Viktor that he and Hermione were only friends, but their conversation was interrupted by the arrival of a confused Barty Crouch Snr. While Harry rushed to get help, Viktor remained with Crouch. However, he was stunned by Barty Crouch Jnr. Albus Dumbledore revived him, and Viktor believed that Crouch Snr had Stunned him when his back was turned and had vanished into the woods after.

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Viktor under the Imperius Curse, while in the hedge maze

Viktor entered the maze behind Harry and Cedric, and began searching for the Triwizard Cup. During the task, Barty Crouch Jnr, posing as Alastor Moody by way of the Polyjuice Potion, managed to place the Imperius Curse on Viktor as part of his plot to steer Harry Potter to victory in the Tournament. Under Crouch Jnr's control, he caught up with Cedric and performed the Cruciatus Curse on him. However, he was Stunned by Harry and left unconscious. Cedric, against his better judgement, used his wand to shoot red sparks into the air, allowing him to be rescued from the maze.

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Viktor Krum at Cedric Diggory's memorial feast

Following the Tournament and the murder of Cedric Diggory, Viktor attended the Leaving Feast, which was also a memorial service for Cedric. Viktor left Hogwarts the next day, saying a private goodbye to Hermione, giving Ron his autograph, and expressing to Harry his regret over the death of Cedric.[10]

Second Wizarding War[]

After the Triwizard Tournament[]

"Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?"
— Viktor regarding his status as a famous Quidditch player[src]

Despite his offer, Hermione never visited Viktor in Bulgaria, but the two continued to correspond through letters.[12]

By 1996, Viktor Krum appeared on a Chocolate Frog Card. During the 1996–1997 school year at Hogwarts, his card could be won by beating Roderick Seaton at a Gobstones challenge.[13]

Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour

Bill and Fleur's wedding day

On 1 August, 1997, Viktor attended the wedding of Fleur Delacour and Bill Weasley at Fleur's invitation. During the reception, he noticed that Xenophilius Lovegood was wearing the symbol that had come to be associated with the Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. While in conversation with Harry Potter (who was disguised by Polyjuice Potion and going under the name of Barny Weasley), he expressed the desire to duel him for wearing the symbol, but held back because it was Fleur's wedding, "Barny" attempting to assure him that Xenophilius probably thought it meant something beyond what Krum associated it with. Later on in the reception, Viktor confronted Lovegood over the symbol and argued with him before storming off.[11]

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Viktor and Hermione at the Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour

While at the reception, Viktor greeted Hermione enthusiastically, commenting that she looked wonderful. Ron Weasley quickly pulled her to the dance floor with him, and Viktor was disappointed to learn that the two were on the verge of a romantic relationship. He then commented to a disguised Harry that Ginny Weasley was very pretty. Harry immediately told him Ginny was seeing someone who was big and the jealous type, and that Viktor would not want to cross him. Viktor then bemoaned the fact that, despite being an international Quidditch star, all the good-looking girls were taken.[11]

Being a young man of great strength of character, as well as his loyalty as a friend of Hermione, it is very possible he aided the members of the Order of the Phoenix protect the attendees of the wedding from the attacking Death Eaters. However, as Remus Lupin confirmed that no one had been killed during the skirmish, it is unlikely Viktor suffered any great injuries during if he did participate in it.

Later life[]

"[I aim] to win the World Cup before I die."
— Viktor Krum on why he joined the Bulgarian team in 2014[src]
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Tears stream down Krum's face after securing the Bulgarian victory of the 2014 World Cup final

Krum continued his Quidditch career, representing Bulgaria in international Quidditch matches, until 2002. On the final of the 424th Quidditch World Cup (held that year), Bulgaria suffered a crushing disappointment when outstanding Egyptian Seeker Rawya Zaghloul narrowly beat Krum to the Snitch, making them lose 450 to 300. After the match, a tearful Krum announced his retirement.[14]

A poster of Krum was hung up in a tent on the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch by at most the 2008–2009 school year.[15]

Krum served as a coach for the Holyhead Harpies Chaser Zola Farrell. By at most 2010, Farrell asked Krum to try to teach her son, Kevin, how to fly on a broomstick. However, the lesson didn't go very well, with Krum scowling at Kevin and flying off after only twenty minutes.[16]

Krum's ambition to help Bulgaria win the Quidditch World Cup made him come out of retirement to compete in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. At 38 years old, Krum was old for a Seeker, but his dramatic return caused Bulgaria to attract support from those whose own countries had not qualified.[14] He ended up catching the Snitch and secured Bulgaria's victory over Brazil in the World Cup Final. Bulgaria's success was described by Ginny Potter as being mostly due to Viktor Krum's excellent performance.

During the Calamity, Viktor appeared as a Foundable alongside Hermione as the pair appeared at the Yule Ball, trapped in a giant Christmas ornament Confoundable. Volunteer members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force had to cast the Bombardment Spell in order to free them and return the two to their proper time. Auror members of the task force also engaged in a series of physical and mental exercises inspired by Krum, greatly enhancing their overall fitness and the amount of damage they could withstand in combat.[17]

Viktor eventually "found love" with someone from his native Bulgaria.[7] He also kept in contact with Hermione, although the relationship was strictly platonic, contrary to Rita Skeeter's commentary at the 2014 World Cup.

Physical description[]

"Viktor Krum was thin, dark, and sallow-skinned, with a large curved nose and thick black eyebrows. He looked like an overgrown bird of prey. It was hard to believe he was only eighteen."
— Description[src]
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Viktor in his final year at Durmstrang

Viktor was a tall, thin, sallow young man with dark hair and eyes. He had a large, curved nose that he inherited from his father, a sharp profile, thick, black eyebrows. Despite appearing graceful while flying on a broomstick, he was round-shouldered and duck-footed while on the ground.

Hermione Granger described him as "grumpy-looking" and not particularly handsome, though on the latter occasion, she was annoyed because his "fan club" would follow him into the library and make noise while she was trying to read.[10] By the time of Fleur and Bill's wedding, Viktor had grown a small beard, which Ron Weasley criticised.[11]

Personality and traits[]

"He's really nice, you know. He's not at all like you'd think, coming from Durmstrang."
— Viktor's pleasant personality[src]

Surly and moody, Viktor usually kept his own company and rarely spoke unless he needed to. Despite his fame, or perhaps because of it, Viktor was reserved and not fond of the attention he was paid because of his celebrity. However, he was known to be good company to those he allowed close to him, such as Hermione Granger, to whom he spoke "very enthusiastically" once they became friendly.

Hermione described Viktor as very kind and not at all what one would expect from a student of Durmstrang. Viktor also responded well to those that treated him fairly or impressed him. Cedric Diggory was always polite to him, and Viktor was saddened by Cedric's death. Viktor was also impressed by Harry Potter's flying skills during the First Task. Harry also considered Viktor to be "a lot tougher than he looked" after seeing him dive into the Black Lake in January.[10] He also has very little patience with people who insulted the deaths of his beloved ones, as he felt highly insulted by Durmstrang students who copied the mark of Grindelwald, the dark wizard who killed Viktor's grandfather, and was furious when he saw Xenophilius Lovegood wearing the symbol.

Magical abilities and skills[]

"A human body in swimming trunks with the head of a shark.... It was Krum. He appeared to have transfigured himself — but badly."
— Krum's use of human transfiguration in the Great Lake[src]
  • Flying: Viktor was an incredibly skilled flyer and played Seeker for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team by the age of seventeen. He was said to be one of the best seekers in the world, despite his young age.
  • Transfiguration: Viktor was shown to be reasonably skilled in the field of transfiguration. He partially transfigured himself into a shark during the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament, which is human Transfiguration — a very difficult form of transfiguration; however, his shark transformation was done quite poorly.
  • Dark Arts: At Durmstrang, he learned how to use dark magic (as it was an academic class there), although he was not a Dark wizard. He was forced to use the Cruciatus Curse on Cedric Diggory under the influence of the Imperius Curse, though it is unknown if he was able to use the curse under normal circumstances, as the Imperius Curse could potentially endow a victim with the skills needed to perform a task. He was also able to cast an effective Conjunctivitis Curse against a dragon during the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament.
  • Duelling: As the practical application of martial magic is a mandatory field of study at Durmstrang, it is reasonable to assume that Viktor Krum was an accomplished duellist. He claimed that, if it would not disturb Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding, he would duel Xenophilius Lovegood for wearing Gellert Grindelwald's symbol, showing a certain confidence in his abilities despite the fact that Lovegood was much older and for all he knew, a superior duellist.
  • Bilingualism: Victor was able to speak fluent English alongside his native Bulgarian, although with a strong accent in the former.


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Krum's wand


Hermione Granger[]

Viktor: "I vant to know vot there is between you and Hermy-own-ninny."
Harry Potter: "Nothing. We're just friends. She's not my girlfriend and she never has been. It's just that Skeeter woman making things up."
Viktor: "Hermy-own-ninny talks about you very often."
Harry Potter: "Yeah, because we’re friends."
— Viktor asks Harry Potter about his relationship with Hermione[src]
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Hermione Granger, his Yule Ball date

Viktor became attracted to Hermione Granger shortly after his arrival at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and spent a lot of time in the library, trying to find the courage to talk to her. Eventually, following the announcement of the Yule Ball, he finally worked up the nerve and asked her to the Ball as his date. She accepted, but told no one except Ginny Weasley. Thus, their arrival at the Ball together caused a minor stir, as Viktor was famous and Hermione made herself look exceptionally pretty.

Following the Ball, Hermione and Viktor continued to see each other. Viktor, who was usually taciturn, spoke enthusiastically to Hermione, who became so engrossed in their conversations that at one point, she seemed to forget she was eating. Hermione later became the hostage for Viktor to retrieve for the Second Task of the Tournament. Following the Task, Viktor told Hermione that he had never felt about a girl like the way he felt about her, and invited her to Bulgaria to visit him during the summer.

However, Rita Skeeter, an unregistered Animagus, eavesdropped on their conversation and wrote an article that painted Hermione as toying with both Viktor's affections and Harry Potter's. This, as well as Hermione's tendency to talk about her friend, led Viktor to seek out Harry, who confirmed that he and Hermione were just friends[10]. During a confrontation with Ron, Ginny claimed that Viktor and Hermione kissed at some point during this period, whether that is true or if Ginny was just trying to get under Ron's skin is unknown. She never did visit him in Bulgaria, although she did write to him often.[12]

At Fleur Delacour and Bill Weasley's wedding in 1997, Viktor complimented Hermione upon seeing her, but was disappointed to learn that she and Ron Weasley were "sort of" a couple.[11]

Harry Potter[]

"Viktor always said — He said Harry knew how to do stuff even he didn't, and he was in his final year at Durmstrang."
— Hermione Granger, Viktor regarding Harry's skills[src]
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Harry Potter, his fellow champion and friend

Krum first met Harry Potter when the latter was mysteriously chosen to be a fourth Triwizard Tournament champion. While it is uncertain if Krum believed Harry put his name into the Goblet of Fire, he seemed to view Harry as just one more competitor. Having gone before him in the first task, Krum watched from the sidelines as Harry performed the task. He was greatly impressed by Harry's flying skills. When Krum began seeing Hermione Granger, he began to have some misplaced jealousy for Harry. He did not know what to believe with the rumours swirling around.

In May, after the champions had been shown the maze, Krum took Harry aside to ask him personally about his relationship with Hermione, which caused Harry disbelief that the internationally famous seeker seemed to consider him "...an equal -a real rival". When Harry assured Krum that Hermione was not his girlfriend and that they were just friends, Krum complimented his flying. The two remained friendly afterwards, though for a brief period Harry thought Krum was mad for using the Cruciatus Curse on Cedric Diggory in the maze, but then he learned that Krum had been under the Imperius Curse.

The two saw each other again at the wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour, where a disguised Harry jealously told Krum that the pretty girl, Ginny Weasley, had a big, jealous boyfriend. Before the final match of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Harry embraced Viktor and introduced his two sons, James and Albus, to him, indicating that the two are likely in contact after the war.

Cedric Diggory[]

"I liked Diggory. He vos alvays polite to me. Alvays. Even though I vos from Durmstrang — with Karkaroff."
— Viktor regarding Cedric after he was murdered[src]
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Cedric Diggory, his once fellow champion

Viktor met Cedric Diggory in the chamber off the Great Hall after the champions' names had come out of the Goblet of Fire. He respected Diggory's character and sense of fair play. He stated that Cedric had always been nice to him, even though he was from Durmstrang. While under the Imperius Curse, he used the Cruciatus Curse on Diggory in the maze during the third task. When Diggory was murdered, Viktor seemed to be affected, since he spoke of him to Harry Potter before leaving Hogwarts.

Fleur Delacour[]

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Fleur Delacour, fellow Triwizard Champion

Viktor Krum and Fleur Delacour were both the Triwizard champions for their schools, Durmstrang Institute and Beauxbatons respectively. Although they viewed each other as competition during the Triwizard Tournament, they maintained their friendship and she invited him to her wedding to Bill Weasley in 1997.

Igor Karkaroff[]

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Igor Karkaroff, Viktor Krum's headmaster

"Viktor, how are you feeling? Did you eat enough? Should I send for some mulled wine from the kitchens?"
— Karkaroff fawning over Viktor[src]

Igor Karkaroff was the headmaster of Durmstrang Institute while Viktor Krum was at school. He treated Krum with more respect then he did with other students as seen in their arrival and his assisting Krum throughout the Triwizard Tournament, even going as far as scoring the other champions unfairly. It is unknown how his relationship with him was, though when Karkaroff fled Hogwarts after the return of Lord Voldemort, he spoke about him only with contempt.



  • Viktor means the "victorious one," appropriate for a forceful Quidditch player. The name may have been intended by J. K. Rowling to be ironic, as Viktor competes in two major tournaments in Goblet of Fire (the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament) and loses both, and Durmstrang never wins the Triwizard Tournament.
  • Krum is the name of one of the most famous Bulgarian rulers, who ruled in the 9th century. Krum is, however, not a typical name in modern Bulgaria, being of pagan origin, and is in fact not a surname, but a given name.[18] At the time Bulgarian rulers were known by their first name, as they all rose from the same house/family (Dulu).
  • It could be possible that his real surname is Krumov (Крумов) which would follow the formation of surnames in Bulgarian language, and that Krum was just an anglicisation of it.
  • It could also be possible that Krum is a wizarding surname, as wizarding culture often favours very old names. This is plausible since medieval Bulgarian surnames were not necessarily possessive forms.

Behind the scenes[]


Viktor as a LEGO mini-figure (first edition)


Viktor Krum as a LEGO mini-figure (second edition)

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Viktor Krum as he appears in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4


Viktor Krum as a POP! Vinyl

  • Viktor Krum was portrayed by Bulgarian actor Stanislav Ianevski in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Ianevski returned as Krum for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and was supposed to have a scene in the Wedding of Fleur Delacour and Bill Weasley dancing with Hermione but his appearance was cut out of the final film.
  • Viktor is the Slavic version of the name Victor; it is derived from the Latin victor, meaning "victorious". Krum was the name of a Bulgarian monarch who ruled between 803 and 814, and established a dynasty that ruled the country until 997.
  • In the books, Viktor is described as being tall, thin, with a curved nose and thick black eyebrows. The actor who portrays him in the fourth film, Stanislav Ianevski, however, is stockier, with broad shoulders, a straight nose and thin sized eyebrows. He also has stubble and very short hair, neither of which are described in the novel. However, in the last book, Viktor is mentioned to have grown a beard, so the stubble may have grown into one.
  • In Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, Krum's appearance is much closer to the book's description since the game had been made before the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. Krum has long, dark brown hair, a curved nose, and a fairly slim build. Since Cedric Diggory also appears in the game, the game probably takes place in the 1993 season, meaning Krum was 17 at the time.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Viktor Krum has a flat top hair style.
    • Additionally, Krum kisses Hermione in full view of Ron in the LEGO game, while in the books Ron does not find out that the two kissed until almost two years later.
  • In the book, Krum attacks Cedric Diggory in the maze with the Cruciatus Curse. In the film, he tries to kill Diggory. Additionally, Harry recognises him in the film as having been bewitched by the Imperius Curse, whereas in the book, he is completely puzzled by his actions.
    • On a similar note, in the film, shortly after Krum disabled Fleur, Krum has a brief run-in with Harry and briefly points his wand threateningly at Harry, only to lower it upon seeing him (presumably due to Barty Crouch Jnr after bewitching him leaving explicit orders not to kill or harm Harry). During this time, Harry witnessed his eyes being clouded, which was implied to be the reason why he deduced Krum's bewitched status in the film.
  • In the films, Harry and Krum are never shown speaking to each other, so their relationship in the films is unclear.


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 In April 2014, during the Quidditch World Cup, Krum is described as being "38". 2014 minus 38 is 1976, so Krum must be born by around April 1976. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch), describes Krum as "only just eighteen" during the final of the Quidditch World Cup. This episode is set on 18 August, 1994 (1994 minus 18 is 1976). Several chapters later, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28 (The Madness of Mr Crouch), in an episode set on 27 May 1995, Krum is again described, in narration, as an eighteen-year-old. As such, one or the other source is estimating as he cannot have been 38 by April 2014 and still be 18 in late May 1995.
  2. Based on the fact that Durmstrang does not admit Muggle-born students.
  3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Act Two, Scene Seventeen
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 8 (The Wedding) - "They were all laughing so much that none of them noticed the latecomer, a dark-haired young man with a large, curved nose and thick black eyebrows,[...]"
  5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup) - "Harry, focusing still more closely upon Krum’s face, saw his dark eyes darting all over the ground a hundred feet below."
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup) - "Viktor Krum was thin, dark, and sallow-skinned, with a large curved nose and thick black eyebrows."
  7. 7.0 7.1 JK Rowling web chat, 30th July 2007 (Archived)
  8. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  12. 12.0 12.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  13. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (NDS edition)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Pottermore - Quidditch World Cup 1990 - 2014 (Archived)
  15. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Beaters, Bludgers, & Broomsticks, Chapter I: Bewitching Broomsticks
  16. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Year 3, Companion: Kevin Farrell
  17. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  18. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_name#Bulgarian_given_names
The Triwizard Tournament
Triwizard Cup
Objects & Locations: Goblet of FireCasketGolden eggHedge MazeTriwizard Cup
Schools: BeauxbatonsDurmstrangHogwarts
1994-1995 Triwizard Champions: Fleur DelacourViktor KrumCedric DiggoryHarry Potter
Quidditch positions
Raul Almeida · Ralph Heidelberger · Jonny Nuhaka · Lev Zograf · Denison Frisby · Bastien Janvier · Hermann Wiel · Barry Ryan · Tamotsu Iwamoto · Darren O'Hare · Meaghan McCormack · Martin Helstrom · Oliver Wood · Sendelina de la Felino · Mervyn Fenwick · Parkin · Grenouille · Kquewanda Bailey · Lenelle Paraison · Lachlan MacKenzie · Unidentified Appleby Arrows Keeper
Alejandra Alonso · Asuka · Fernando Diaz · Gonçalo Flores · Debbie Muntz · Gianni Fedele · Robert Green · Kenneth Hastings · Maria Monteith · Matthew Echunga · Unidentified Ballycastle Bats Chaser · Alexei Levski · Clara Ivanova · Vasily Dimitrov · Dragomir Gorgovitch · Avery Hawksworth · Edric Vosper · Keaton Flitney · Hildegarde Lafarge · Josephine Marat · Mathilde Mallard · Igor Brand · Kursten Blijk · Kurt Todt · Ginny Weasley · Wilda Griffiths · Moran · Mullet · Troy · Noriyuki Sato · Ryotaro Tanaka · Yoshihiro Suzuki · Alasdair Maddock · Fabius Watkins · Lorre Gustafson · Olaf Andersen · Peter Hansen · Ladislaw Zamojski · Catriona McCormack · Ana de Lebron · Carmen Garcia · Chavelle Arbelo Cartaya · Joscelind Wadcock · Petrova Porskoff · Parkin (Chaser I) · Parkin (Chaser II) · Parkin (Chaser III) · Gunhilda Kneen · Radulf · Otmar Frick · Willi Wenzel · Quentin Kowalski · Clairvius Hyppolite · Elodie Dembélé · Unidentified Appleby Arrows Chaser
Carlos Clodoaldo · Rafael Santos · Greg Ruczinski · Troy Duvall · Kelly Whakkaarangapawarau · Kylie Meadows · Finbar Quigley · Ivan Volkov · Pyotr Vulchanov · Joey Jenkins · Dawn Withey · Indira Choudry · Karl Broadmoor · Kevin Broadmoor · Alain Lacroix · Ninon Saucet · Elena Eldritch · Glockenspieler · Hesser · Katrina von Glockenspieler · Gwenog Jones · Connolly · Quigley · Minaka Hirakata · Keiko Takahashi · Asgard Pettersson · Asgeir Knutsen · Tiago Montoya · Dimitar Draganov · Vasco Santini · Parkin (Beater I) · Parkin (Beater II) · Ludo Bagman · Quintia Qarase · Narinder Singh · Ugga · Mercy Ojukwu · Aliko Okoye · Jean-Baptiste Bloncourt
Tony Silva · Ariel Singleton · Maximus Brankovitch III · Gregory Cotton · Lucy Karoonda · Viktor Krum · Galvin Gudgeon · Blythe Parkin · Roderick Plumpton · Cybèle Peltier · Konrad Weiss · Josef Wronski · Glynnis Griffiths · Aidan Lynch · Shizuka Watanabe · Eunice Murray · Lennox Campbell · Tina Lundstrom · Benjy Williams · Dougal McBride · Inigo Fuente Marrero · Parkin · Joseph Snuka · Samuel Equiano · Bruno Bruunhart · Jacques Miskine · Darius Smackhammer · Shanice Higgins · Sylvian Jolicoeur · Luciano Volpi · Wladyslaw Wolfke · Thorsten Pfeffer · Hector Lamont · Badger Picklish III
Unknown position
Arnold Vogler · Adou Sosseh · Chiyo Kogawa's brother · John Talisker · Millie Gudabi · Goodwin Kneen · Dai Llewellyn · Ethan Parkin · Gwenog · Imelda Reyes's grandfather · Unidentified Appleby Arrows player · Unidentified Japanese National Quidditch Captain