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10 Harry Potter Characters Who Are Way Better In The Books

Fleur Delacour is a French witch from the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, who first makes an appearance in Harry’s fourth adventure when she competes in the Triwizard Tournament.

If you’ve only seen the movies, there isn’t much more to say about this character. She fills up the numbers for the tournament, but she’s the least memorable of the Triwizard Champions.

But it’s a different story in the books. Whilst it would be a stretch to call Fleur a villain, she has a much nastier – and more memorable – personality. With an abundance of beauty and confidence, she struts around the castle and jumps at any opportunity to criticise what’s in front of her. As well as complaining about the food and the decorations, she mocks Harry by calling him a “little boy” and disrespects Dumbledore by laughing during one of his speeches.

Fleur also shows up in The Half-Blood Prince as Bill Weasley’s wife-to-be. It’s a small part of the story, but there’s some great tension between Fleur and the other members of the Weasley family, particularly Mrs Weasley. Yet in the movies, these moments are cut out.

As a minor character, Fleur’s lack of screen time is understandable, but there’s no denying how much better she is in the books.