Antagonist status

Why do some people reckon that Malfoy is the "true main antagonist" of Chamber of Secrets? Anyone who has the slightest familiarity with the Harry Potter series knows that it has only one main antagonist, and that's Voldemort. OK, so Lucius Malfoy has the spotlight as the antagonist-of-the-moment in CoS, but that's not the same thing as being the main antagonist.

(And as has been remarked before on other wikis, such depth of detail tends to be overthinking anyway; few if any authors go beyond thinking "he's the main character [protagonist], him and her are supporting characters [deuteragonists], this one [who may or may not be one of the characters already named] is the bad guy / opponent [antagonist], and the rest are the supporting cast [tritagonists]". In particular, "protagonist", "deuteragonist" and "tritagonist" between them cover all possibilities, hence are unqualifiable.) — Evilquoll (talk) 12:53, May 8, 2017 (UTC)

I know it's obviously too late to reply (over a year too late), but Lucius didn't just "have an antagonistic moment in CoS." He secretly gave Voldemort's diary to Ginny just so he can sabotage Arthur's career and ruin his life, and this resulted in the entire plot of CoS. If it weren't for his dumb and petty crimes, the plot of CoS would never have happened. Looperreallyreallysucks (talk) 04:18, November 18, 2018 (UTC)


One edit I just did was to shorten a lot of links which were over-long because they were in external format. For simplicity and page length, short-form links (w:c:wiki-name for linking to Wikia, although just w: will do to link to Community Central; wikipedia: to link to Wikipedia) are preferable to long-form (ht‍tp:// and ht‍tp:// respectively). One editor even abused long-form to link to local articles, and thus disguise the fact that those articles didn't exist; daft and unhelpful as well as redundant. — Evilquoll (talk) 13:16, May 8, 2017 (UTC)

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