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Right, so I'm curious. This poll is about scenarios in which Draco actually switches sides and goes over to fight/spy for the side of the Order of the Phoenix.

I don't care if he's got a Dark Mark or not; he's spent all of HBP trying to do something for Voldemort; this aligns him with Voldemort if earth logic is to be trusted. I'm also quite aware that other outcomes are possible, such as he stays neutral, runs away to the Azores, or hides out in a Manchester sewer until it all blows over (and has frequent tea parties with the local rats).

Here, I'm asking only about reasons for Draco Malfoy to switch sides and be actively involved on the side of the Order of the Phoenix. Yes, you can pick more than one if you feel some reasons are equally "most realistic/interesting/favourite". That's why I used the ticky boxes. :D

ETA: The question isn't meant to be "consider the canon, and while you're doing that, I'll be over here stealing all your base." It's more along the lines of "if we only have canon to go on, and any of the below happens, how realistic/interesting/etc would it be, in your opinion?"


Poll #757528 Draco switching sides: realism vs. interest vs. preference

What do you think is the most realistic (given canon only) motive for Draco to switch sides in the Second War?

The death of one/both of the Malfoy parents at the hands of Voldemort/his Death Eaters (Draco wants revenge)
22(7.1%)
The death of one/both of the Malfoy parents at the hands of Voldemort/his Death Eaters (Draco wants to escape a similar fate)
23(7.5%)
Finding out that Voldemort's father was a Muggle (Draco hates that he was lied to)
0(0.0%)
Following one/both of his parents after they find out that Voldemort's father was a Muggle
0(0.0%)
Independently realising that the Muggleborn vs. pure-blood conflict is ridiculous
3(1.0%)
Unwittingly allying himself with white-hat Snape (by assisting) and having no choice but to join the Order (or die a traitor)
7(2.3%)
Being revolted by what black-hat Snape is capable of, realising the Death Eaters are actually Really Bad People and running away
1(0.3%)
Being saved from death/torture by someone from the other side (with a wizard's debt incurred)
2(0.6%)
Being saved from death/torture by someone from the other side (with no wizard's debt incurred)
1(0.3%)
Draco secretly hates his parents because they abuse him horribly when no one is looking
1(0.3%)
Draco secretly hates Voldemort because he abuses him horribly when no one is looking
0(0.0%)
Love for someone on the other side
0(0.0%)
Lust for someone on the other side
0(0.0%)
There are absolutely no canon-realistic motives for Draco to ever switch sides.
7(2.3%)
Other motive not listed above (please comment)
4(1.3%)

What do you think is the most interesting (given canon only) motive for Draco to switch sides in the Second War?

The death of one/both of the Malfoy parents at the hands of Voldemort/his Death Eaters (Draco wants revenge)
15(4.9%)
The death of one/both of the Malfoy parents at the hands of Voldemort/his Death Eaters (Draco wants to escape a similar fate)
7(2.3%)
Finding out that Voldemort's father was a Muggle (Draco hates that he was lied to)
11(3.6%)
Following one/both of his parents after they find out that Voldemort's father was a Muggle
5(1.6%)
Independently realising that the Muggleborn vs. pure-blood conflict is ridiculous
13(4.3%)
Unwittingly allying himself with white-hat Snape (by assisting) and having no choice but to join the Order (or die a traitor)
33(10.8%)
Being revolted by what black-hat Snape is capable of, realising the Death Eaters are actually Really Bad People and running away
6(2.0%)
Being saved from death/torture by someone from the other side (with a wizard's debt incurred)
15(4.9%)
Being saved from death/torture by someone from the other side (with no wizard's debt incurred)
6(2.0%)
Draco secretly hates his parents because they abuse him horribly when no one is looking
0(0.0%)
Draco secretly hates Voldemort because he abuses him horribly when no one is looking
4(1.3%)
Love for someone on the other side
9(3.0%)
Lust for someone on the other side
2(0.7%)
There are absolutely no interesting motives for Draco to ever switch sides.
8(2.6%)
Other motive not listed above (please comment)
5(1.6%)

What is your favourite motive for Draco to switch sides in the Second War?

The death of one/both of the Malfoy parents at the hands of Voldemort/his Death Eaters (Draco wants revenge)
18(6.0%)
The death of one/both of the Malfoy parents at the hands of Voldemort/his Death Eaters (Draco wants to escape a similar fate)
14(4.7%)
Finding out that Voldemort's father was a Muggle (Draco hates that he was lied to)
9(3.0%)
Following one/both of his parents after they find out that Voldemort's father was a Muggle
1(0.3%)
Independently realising that the Muggleborn vs. pure-blood conflict is ridiculous
16(5.4%)
Unwittingly allying himself with white-hat Snape (by assisting) and having no choice but to join the Order (or die a traitor)
32(10.7%)
Being revolted by what black-hat Snape is capable of, realising the Death Eaters are actually Really Bad People and running away
6(2.0%)
Being saved from death/torture by someone from the other side (with a wizard's debt incurred)
12(4.0%)
Being saved from death/torture by someone from the other side (with no wizard's debt incurred)
8(2.7%)
Draco secretly hates his parents because they abuse him horribly when no one is looking
1(0.3%)
Draco secretly hates Voldemort because he abuses him horribly when no one is looking
0(0.0%)
Love for someone on the other side
21(7.0%)
Lust for someone on the other side
12(4.0%)
None of the above; I don't think Draco would switch sides under any circumstances, ever.
11(3.7%)
Other motive not listed above (please comment)
8(2.7%)

Ticky box?

TICKY BOX! :D
26(9.6%)
TICKY BOX! >:0!11
7(2.6%)
LLAMA!1
33(12.2%)
GOTTA TICK 'EM ALL!
10(3.7%)
DRACOCHU: THE ELECTRIFIED WHITE FERRET WITH SUPERPOWERS!
70(25.9%)


I ran out of ticky boxes. Very sad.
Tags: draco malfoy, fandom:hp, meta:canon, poll
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