Fleur Delacour

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Fleur Isabelle Delacour, born c. 1977, is a french, quarter veela witch. She is the daughter of Monsieur Delacour and Apolline Delacour, and the older sister of Gabrielle Delacour. She attended Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, and went on to be a champion in The Triwizard Tournament in 1994-1995. She later took a job at Gringotts in order to improve her english, and there she met Bill Weasley, whom she started dating, and the couple went on to become engaged. They were married 1st August 1997 at The Burrow. However the wedding was disrupted by the news of the fall of the Ministry and the death of the Minister for Magic, and the by Death Eaters. Bill and Fleur took up residence in a seaside cottage near Tinworth called Shell Cottage. They had three children: Victoire, Dominique and Louis Weasley.


Character development

Fleur first appears in the fourth book, where she is initially noticed for her beauty, and captures the attention of many male students, including Ron Weasley. However Fleur is portrayed as being a rather vain creature who cares most about her appearance. Although, when she fails to collect her sister Gabrielle in the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament she is thoroughly upset and near desperation. And when Harry ventures into the Black Lake and rescues Gabrielle in her stead she shows sincere thanks towards him and continues to remember this act of bravery throughout the series, showing that she cares immensely about her friends and family, not just herself. Also, when Bill is attacked by Fenrir Greyback, she says:

"You thought that I would not weesh to marry him? Or per'aps you hoped? What do I care how he looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave!"
—Fleur Delacour[[Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince|[src]]]

Hereby she shows that her love for Bill is true and not just a fling as Molly Weasley suspected. In this moment we see that Fleur is more than just a pretty face and is capable of real love and strength.

She goes on to show her care for Bill, and for Harry, when agreeing to stand in as one of Harry's doppelgängers under the Battle of the Seven Potters, knowing that she will be in danger of being killed.


Fourth book

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Fifth book

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Sixth book

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Final book

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Portrayals within films

Fleur Delacour was portrayed in the film adaptations of the books by french actress Clemence Poesy.



"Fleur" is french for "flower", and her full name (fleur-de-la-cour) literally means "flower of the court". It could also be related to the french phrase "fleur de coeur" meaning: 'flower of the heart'.

Outward appearance

"A long sheet of silvery-blond hair fell almost to her waist. She had large, deep blue eyes, and very white, even teeth."
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16

In Deathly Hallows she is described as "slender and beautiful".


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Magical accomplishments and skills

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Wand: Rosewood and Veela-hair core, 9½ inches, inflexible. The hair is from her maternal grandmother, who was a Veela.



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In popular culture

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