Fleur Delacour is one of the Triwizard Tournament champions who appear in the Harry Potter series during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She is highly regarded for her beauty but initially shows a great deal of arrogance, looking down on almost everyone and everything at Hogwarts. During the course of her participation in the Triwizard Tournament, her attitude toward people like Harry Potter changes completely when Harry Potter saves her younger sister during the second task.
Thereafter, she begins to form an attraction to Bill Weasley, Ron’s older brother, who showed up representing Harry Potter’s family before the Triwizard Tournament began. Later the two were married, and Fleur Delacour helped Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix during the Battle of the Seven Harrys and the Battle of Hogwarts.
Fleur Delacour Quick Facts
|Full Name||Fleur Isabelle Weasley (née Delacour)|
|Birth Date||October 30, 1977|
|Death Date [if applicable]|
|Age When Series Starts||14|
|Children||Victoire, Dominique, and Louis|
|Partner / Spouse||Bill Weasley|
|Most Memorable Moment||Fighting with her husband at the Battle of Hogwarts|
|Magical Heritage||Part-human, ¼ Veela|
|Wand||Rosewood with a veela hair core|
|Actors Who Played||Clémence Poésy|
|Last Updated||Apr 12, 2022|
Fleur Delacour Birthplace
Fleur Delacour was born in France. She is a French citizen who is 1/4 veela and part human. She was born on October 30, 1977.
Fleur Delacour Parents
Her parents are Monsieur Delacour and her half-veela mother Apolline Delacour. She has a younger sister, Gabrielle, used in the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Fleur has a large family, in large part (no pun intended), thanks to her marriage to Bill Weasley. Arthur Weasley is her father-in-law, and Molly is her mother-in-law. She has siblings-in-law: Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, Ginny, Audrey, Angelina, Hermoine, and Harry. Her nieces and nephews include Molly Weasley II, Lucy Weasley, Fred Weasley II, Roxanne Weasley, Rose Granger-Weasley, Hugo Granger-Weasley, James Potter II, Albus Potter, and Lily Potter II.
Fleur Delacour Physical Traits
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Fleur is described by Harry thusly:
“A young woman was standing in the doorway, a woman of such breathtaking beauty that the room seemed to have become strangely airless. She was tall and willowy with long blonde hair and appeared to emanate a faint, silvery glow.”
She is part Veela which accounts for her silvery blonde hair and stunning, lean physique. It is said that with her fair skin, white teeth, and deep blue eyes, she appears to emit a silvery glow around her body when she walks. In fact, she’s so beautiful that she looks like she’s gliding when she moves around a room.
Fleur Delacour Early Life
Fleur Delacour was raised in France by her parents. It is unknown at which age she began attending Beauxbaton Academy of Magic, but she traveled to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to enter into the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Fleur Delacour Hogwarts Years
The Triwizard Tournament
Our first introduction to Fleur Delacour is part of the Triwizard Tournament from 1994-to 1995 in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She comes from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic.
Fleur Delacour is highly critical of Hogwarts upon her arrival. She, alongside the other school members, steps out of the carriage onto the Hogwarts grounds shivering in their silk robes, indicative of warmer climates where she is from. The great feast welcoming the two other schools includes an array of exotic dishes that come from the lands where each school is located. Even though it is not specifically said, Fleur Delacour goes to school in France, many of the dishes are light French dishes, especially soups, fish, and desserts. Fleur Delacour approaches Ron, asking if he is done with a particular dish, and he is so smitten that he continues to push the French dishes to the edge of the table in hopes that she will return. Mealtimes become a source of aggravation for her character, continually explaining that she won’t be able to fit into her dress robes with all of the heavy Hogwarts food.
When the names are drawn from the Goblet of Fire, those who are selected go into a separate room and wait for their instructions. After Harry Potter’s name magically comes out of the goblet at the conclusion of the drawing, he, too, goes into the same room. It is here that Fleur addresses him as a little boy and says there must certainly be a mistake, for he is too small to participate. It represents a wonderful moment in puberty when Harry Potter, like so many children, realizes that an older individual they are attracted to does not view them in the same way.
Cedric Diggory was pacing the room during the first task, but he was the first championship participant. As soon as he left the tent where the Champions were waiting, Fleur resumed his pattern of pacing in the room. She successfully captured the egg after luring the dragon into a sleep trance and immobilizing it.
In between the first and second task was the Yule Ball. Fleur had shown some attraction to Cedric Diggory and asked him to the ball, but he was already going with Cho Chang. Ron Weasley, realizing that he had not asked anyone and was running out of time, ran into her in the middle of a hallway where she was surrounded by her friends and asked her to be his date. He didn’t even wait for an answer as she and all of her friends laughed in his face. Eventually, she selected Roger Davies, who was the Ravenclaw quidditch Captain. Roger Davies was smitten by her veela powers, completely smitten. After dancing together to open the Yule Ball, they snuck away into the rose bushes for some private time, where Professor Snape caught them.
Thereafter she participated in the second task using a bubblehead charm to rescue what had been taken from her at the bottom of the Great Lake. Unfortunately, she was attacked by a Grindylow and could not retrieve her sister. Harry Potter saved her sister for her, and it was this moment that changed her attitude toward Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, kissing them both on the cheeks in gratitude for what they had done.
During the third task, she was in last place and, therefore, the last one to enter the maze. However, she was stunned by Professor Moody (who was actually Barty Crouch Jr. using Polyjuice Potion). She was the first one to be stunned. In the film adaptation, Harry Potter sees her and sends up red sparks so that she is rescued before the vines completely encapsulate her. But in the books, Harry Potter is grateful that he does not have another champion he has to defeat.
Fleur Delacour is the first one to realize that Cedric Diggory has returned dead, and her scream makes the announcement. After the tournament, she kissed Harry Potter on the cheek and said she hoped they would meet again because she returned to England to work on her English.
At the start of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, it is revealed that Fleur took a job at Gringotts over the summer to improve her English and began dating Bill Weasley. During the summer, she was brought to the Burrow to get to know Bill Weasley’s family. During this time, she joined the Order of the Phoenix and began dating Bill. It only took one year for them to fall in love and get engaged.
Fleur Delacour regularly collides with the Weasley family, who all make fun of her behind her back and refer to her as “Phlegm”. It is Mrs. Weasley, in particular, who does not get along with her, though all the ladies (Ginny and Hermonie) avoid interacting with her.
When Harry sits in bed the morning after his arrival, the girls sit around noting how terrible Fleur is while Ron notes that she is great (a source of constant mocking by Ginny and Hermonie, who note that he is only smitten because she is part veela).
Throughout her time at the Burrow, Fleur displays a knack for being blunt and borderline rude to the family. At Christmas, the family sat back after dinner and listened to Mrs. Weasley’s favorite singer, Celestina Warbeck. Fleur did not care for this music and continued to talk loudly over the sound of the singing while Mrs. Weasley continued to increase the volume in order to drown out the talking. This cycle went on and on until the song ended, and Fleur’s rude comment of “Eez eet over? Thank goodness, what an ‘orrible–” was cut off by Mr. Weasley when he offered a nightcap.
Over breakfast the following morning, Fleur was disgusted by Harry Potter having a maggot in his hair (a Christmas present from Kreacher, his house-elf). When Ron tried to pass her gravy and accidentally knocked over the gravy boat, Fleur likened him to Tonks, who she criticized for being clumsy. This agitated Mrs. Weasley further, as Tonks was a family’s dear friend.
Battle of the Lightning-Struck Tower
In the aftermath of the Battle of the Lightning-Struck Tower or Battle of the Astronomy Tower, the family sits with Bill Weasley, who Greyback has permanently injured. In the hospital wing, the cursed wound on Bill’s face left him fully contaminated with wolfish characteristics. His mother, Molly Weasley, started at his bedside sobbing. Pressing cloth to his bloody forehead, she sobbed about how handsome he was and how he was going to be married. At this, Fleur Delacour snapped, asking about the implications of that sentence and whether the family thought that Bill wouldn’t want to marry her anymore or wouldn’t love her anymore because of his bites.
When Mrs. Weasley pointed out that she didn’t think Fleur Delacour would want to marry her son anymore because he was permanently maimed, Fleur snapped out that she is good-looking enough for both of them only thing scars prove is that her husband is brave. She pushed Mrs. Weasley aside, snatched the ointments, and started tending to Bill’s wounds. The room waited for a reaction, and at that moment, Mrs. Weasley informed Fleur Delacour that their Great Auntie Muriel had a goblin made Tiara to wear for the wedding. In just a few seconds, the two women broke down crying and hugging each other, with no animosity for the rest of the series. From Harry Potter’s point of view, he had no idea what had happened or why, but adult readers everywhere will take to heart the transformation of a parent realizing that someone values their child for who their child is on the inside and not for superficial reasons.
Fleur happily notes that Bill is lucky to be marrying her because the British always overcook their meat and one of the side effects of his injury is that he will like rare or raw meat permanently. At this point, Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter have started dating, and Ginny Weasley notes that she will have to accept the fact that Fleur Delacour is actually going to be a part of the family. When Harry Potter responds that Fleur is not that bad and Ginny raises her eyebrows, he quickly adds, “ugly though,” to satisfy Ginny.
Battle of the Seven Potters
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Fleur Delacour is one of many members of the Order of the Phoenix who takes Polyjuice Potion and assumes the appearance of Harry Potter. She is paired with Bill during this time, flying on a thestral. While they escaped unscathed, and she uses a great deal of dueling to protect herself and her husband, they are still chased by half a dozen Death Eaters and greatly upset over the fact that someone betrayed the group. She asks Bill not to look at her body in the film adaptation because she is hideous.
While at Shell Cottage, Fleur Delacour and Bill Weasley take in Ron Weasley when he abandons Harry and Hermione on the Horcrux hunt. They take good care of him until such time as he rejoins the group. After rejoining the group, and the group held prisoner in Malfoy Manor, they all return to Shell Cottage, which has many protections and enchantments over it. During this time, Fleur Delacour takes care of all of them, helping regrow grip hooks legs, and helping her money recover from her torture. She even asked Harry Potter and his friends to remain there where they were safe and not leave on a continued quest, showing a great deal of affection and concern for the entire group.
Battle of Hogwarts
At the final Battle of Hogwarts, Fleur Delacour and her family answer the Call to Arms. She fights alongside her husband and witnesses the final confrontation between Voldemort and Harry Potter that brings an end to the war. She takes Remus Lupin in Harry Potter aside while they are all standing awkwardly in the room of requirement, talking about Lupin’s new son in a clear attempt to give the family some privacy when Percy Weasley arrives to make amends.
Fleur Delacour After Hogwarts Years
After her short time at Hogwarts and the battle that led to Voldemort’s defeat, Fleur and Bill continued to live at Shell Cottage while she worked at Gringotts with him. They raised a family and lived happily.
Fleur Delacour Family
Fleur Delacour married Bill Weasley in 1997. They had a wedding at the Burrows where both Bill and Fleurs’ younger sisters Ginny and Gabrielle, were beautiful bridesmaids. It was said that Fleur was so stunning in her simple white dress and the Weasley family tiara that she made Bill look as though he had no scars. Following the war and Voldemort’s destruction, Fleur Delacour and Bill had three children: Victoire, Dominique, and Louis. The French Ministry of magic and the British Ministry of magic gave her Medals of Honor for her actions during the war. She and her family attended the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, as noted in the Daily Prophet article by Rita Skeeter on July 8, 2014.
Fleur Delacour Magical Abilities and Special Skills
Fleur Delacour has the special ability of being a quarter veela. This means she is able to attract men using only her beauty. She can’t make them enter into a euphoric state like what was witnessed during the Quidditch World Cup when Bulgaria played Ireland, but she is still beautiful enough that she can make all of those in a given radius enchanted by her physical attraction.
During the first task of the Triwizard Tournament, she was able to use a water-making spell and a bewitched sleep spell on her dragon. Even though she didn’t rescue her sister during the second task, she successfully used the bubblehead charm. All of these skills demonstrate her talent when it comes to charms work. As an adult, she has demonstrated the use of a non-corporeal Patronus.
While she is staying with the Weasley family, she is very good at cleaning and cooking. These are skills that she further demonstrates when Harry Potter and his friends stay at Shell Cottage with Fleur and Bill, during which time she can cook almost as well as her mother-in-law and keep the house very tidy. She is so talented at mending wounds and caring for those who were tortured at Malfoy Manor.
She also performs her spells non-verbally which is a mark of superior magical abilities and skill. During the Battle of the Seven Potters and the Battle of Hogwarts, she demonstrated her ability to successfully duel, finishing both battles without any injuries.
While not a magical skill, being French, one of her special skills is bilingualism, speaking French and English.
Fleur Delacour Wand
Fleur has a rosewood wand with a Veela hair core, 9 ½ inches long. The Veela hair comes from her veela grandmother. It was described as inflexible when it was weighed before the Triwizard Tournament.
Fleur Delacour Trivial and Fun Facts
Fleur Delacour is portrayed as someone very snobbish and Arrogant, with a high opinion of herself. Throughout the books, she seems to generate a great deal of hostility from women around her because of this attitude. She speaks her mind all the time, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but she does not take into consideration how the things she says could impact other people. Nonetheless, she has a very warm and caring side that she shows to people she loves. She is not superficial at all, concerned with her looks despite how beautiful she is. The only nearly superficial comment she makes is how the Hogwarts food is very heavy compared to French food.
Once Harry Potter and Ron Weasley help save her sister, she softens toward them considerably and becomes a much kinder, loving character toward everyone in her family and all of her close friends. In fact, her genuine value, courage, and loyalty become her identifying characteristics after she marries Bill Weasley. She never forgets how Harry Potter once saved her sister’s life, and she and exchange put her life at risk to help him. She always shows genuine affection and love for her husband. She honors all of Harry Potter’s requests letting grip hook stay with them even though grip hook does not treat her well. She displays excessive worrying and concern over her loved ones, almost exactly the same way that Molly Weasley does.
The character has silvery blond hair, more silver than blond in the books. The actress who portrayed the character from the books, Clémence Poésy, has much darker blond hair.
In the books, Fleur is just another one of the top students from Beauxbaton. Still, in the film adaptation, during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, she is seen as the star student, entering the Great Hall doing a dance by herself. In contrast, the rest of the students are behind her, indicative of her likely selection as the Triwizard representative for her school.
Clémence Poésy who portrays Fleur Delacour is French but she speaks with no accent. She had to fake the thick French accent when she did the Harry Potter films.
Fleur Delacour Appearances in Books
Fleur Delacour appears in the following books:
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Fleur Delacour Appearances in Films
Fleur Delacour appears in the following film adaptations:
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Fleur Delacour Quotes
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, when the chosen competitors are arguing about whether or not Harry Potter should be allowed to participate:
“We ‘ave all be ‘oping to be chosen for weeks and weeks! Ze honour for our schools! A thousand Galleons prize money — zis is a chance many would die for!”
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when Fleur first reunites with Harry:
“Bill is very busy at ze moment, working very ‘ard, and I only work part-time at Gringotts for my Eenglish, so he brought me ‘ere for a few days to get to know ‘is family properly. I was so pleased to ‘ear you would be coming — zere isn’t much to do ‘ere, unless you like cooking and chickens!”
At the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when Fleur and Mrs. Weasley tend to Bill’s wounds:
Fleur: “It would take more zan a werewolf to stop Bill loving me!”
Molly Weasley: “Well, yes, I’m sure, but I thought perhaps — given how — how he —”
Fleur: “You thought I would not weesh to marry him? Or per’aps, you hoped?”
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, after it was revealed that there was a traitor among the group:
“Yes, and zat eez all very good, but still eet does not explain ‘ow zey know we were moving ‘Arry tonight, does eet? Somebody must ‘ave been careless. Somebody let slip ze date to an outsider. It is ze only explanation for zem knowing ze date but not ze ‘ole plan.”
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, when the former prisoners of Malfoy Manor are staying at Shell Cottage and Fleur is tending to them:
Harry Potter: “I’m sorry. I never meant you to have to deal with all of this.”
Fleur: “‘Arry, you saved my sister’s life. I do not forget.”
Answer: Fleur Delacour was 21 when she married Bill Weasley. Bill Weasley was 26.
Answer: She is only ¼ veela so she has some of the powers, but not to the same degrees as her mother and grandmother respectively.
Answer: Ginny Weasley and Hermione all use the nickname “phlegm” as a play on words with Fleur Delacour’s first name, her personality, and the accent she has when she speaks.
Answer: Technically she is part veela and part human. She’s not considered a Half-Blood because half-bloods are people who are part non-magical human. Her father is a wizard and her mother is a witch who also happens to be part veela.
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