Pansy Parkinson is one of those pesky characters that people are overly fascinated by when they’re not that important to the story. Unfortunately, in Harry Potter, there is a large number of these. In the last three films, Pansy is played by Scarlett Byrne.
The first of these, as mentioned, is Pansy Parkinson. She is a classmate of Harry Potter who starts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the same time and is sorted into Slytherin house alongside Draco Malfoy. She was one of Malfoy’s posse of Hogwarts bullies outside of Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle. Pansy was famous amongst the Slytherin girls in her year. Her family was also named as part of the Sacred Twenty-Eight pure blood families.
Pansy later dates Draco as they get older. Her mentality was the same as Draco’s: selfish and entitled, willing to get rid of a problem as quickly as possible without any heat falling onto her. This could be the reason why she joined Dolores Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad. Unfortunately, while Draco grew up after a rather graphic reminder of the consequences of war, Parkinson missed the memo.
During their fourth year, Pansy tells tabloid journalist Rita Skeeter that Hermione Granger is romantically involved with Harry Potter. She also gave the journalist misleading information on Harry and Hagrid. Her outrage is the icing on the cake that Bulgarian Quidditch player Viktor Krum invites Hermione to the Yule Ball.
Pansy And The Battle Of Hogwarts
She was among the few people who wanted to turn Harry Potter over to Voldemort to stop further bloodshed before the Battle of Hogwarts. But, like most of her fellow Slytherins, Pansy did not participate in the final battle as Professor McGonagall ordered them to leave with Professor Slughorn.
Despite allegedly surviving the Second Wizarding War, Pany fell out with Draco, likely resulting in their split. However, he would marry fellow Slytherin student Astoria Greengrass, with whom he would have a son, Scorpius. Draco would also become friends with Harry as their sons would attend school together.