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[–] HappyExile 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Draco. Obviously abused.

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[–] Zombietators 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, I always kind of felt bad for Draco, especially toward the end of the series when you get more backstory. I don't see how we could expect another child raised in that situation to turn out any better. Of course at some point, he's responsible for his own actions and we can't blame everything on his upbringing, but I think that in a more nurturing and loving environment, he would've turned into a very different boy.

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[–] Calza 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Draco probably felt a bit too much of Lucius' wand... (ಠ_ಠ)

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[–] tilken31 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Moaning Myrtle - Everyone always complains about her but come on the poor girl was murdered at a young age in a bathroom, that would make anyone quite depressed...

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[–] Calza 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Voldemort

He faced a childhood of hardships, he never experienced love. He never had a family to go to in his life, he never developed real friends, and he was abandoned and left to no one and to fend for himself. This is what led him to be the monster he became, his childhood destroyed him.

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[–] katara [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's a fair point, but to play devil's advocate: how come Harry didn't walk down the same path? Their parallels were explored pretty nicely in the second book (and I'm sure there are many high school term papers covering the subject floating about).

I definitely agree that his unfortunate history makes him a more sympathetic character, unlike, say, Umbridge.

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[–] katara [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Absolutely! Unrelated, but when you consider the whole thing, isn't it kind of terrifying to think that the burden of fighting this war fell upon the shoulders of literally teenagers? I mean sure, it's the premise of every YA novel ever, but still.