This Deleted Scene From the Final Harry Potter Film Will Change the Way You See Draco Malfoy

Is Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter actually one of the good guys? This deleted scene from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' could change the way you see the entire series.

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Some love him, others hate him, but one thing is for sure, Draco Malfoy leaves no one indifferent! The student from Slytherin quickly established himself as one of Harry Potter's enemies and did not hesitate to ally himself with Lord Voldemort. But is Draco as evil as people think?

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In the final confrontation between Voldemort and Harry, the latter has no wand. But a few frames later, he's holding one in his hand. So what happened? There was a scene from the film which was cut out...

And not just any scene! In this deleted scene, Draco Malfoy can be seen standing between the two wizards, before throwing his wand to Harry. This is an important moment in the film because although he swore an oath to the Dark Lord, the young Slytherin ends up siding with the 'good guys.'

The two sides of Draco Malfoy

In 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,' Draco is given two important tasks by He Who Must Not Be Named: to use the vanishing cabinet in the Room of Requirement in order to bring the Death Eaters into Hogwarts and to kill the school's headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.

Although he succeeds brilliantly with his first mission, he isn't able to complete the second. In fact, as he stands in front of his headmaster, wand up, he is not able to use the 'Avada Kedavra' curse, and he eventually gives up. Was this the first sign of Draco Malfoy's redemption? As the late Sirius Black said so well: 'We've all got both light and dark inside us.'

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