Lucius Malfoy (b. 1953 – 1954) is a pure-blood wizard, and son of Abraxas Malfoy, husband of Narcissa Black and the father of Draco Malfoy.
Lucius was educated at Hogwarts, where he was made a prefect in Slytherin House. As an adult, Lucius is an aristocratic wizard and patriarch of the Malfoy family, believing strongly in notions of blood purity and the superiority of pure-blood wizards. He joined the Death Eaters, who shared his views on blood purity, and participated in the First Wizarding War.
After Lord Voldemort’s first defeat, Lucius managed to avoid imprisonment by claiming that he had been acting under the Imperius Curse. He and his family remained members of the social elite, though Lucius continued to demonstrate his prejudice. He attempted to sabotage Arthur Weasley’s career by slipping Arthur’s daughter an old school diary of Tom Riddle’s, opening the Chamber of Secrets in 1992, and in 1994, he participated in the humiliation of a Muggle family after the Quidditch World Cup.
When Voldemort returned, Lucius once again served him as a Death Eater, leading the efforts to obtain the prophecy Voldemort sought. In the battle that ensued, the prophecy was destroyed, and Lucius and his comrades were imprisoned in Azkaban in 1996.
Although Voldemort broke them out of prison in 1997, he was displeased with Lucius for his failures and treated the Malfoys with disdain. Lucius and his family finally had enough and defected at the end of the Second Wizarding War.
Because he and his family defected from the Death Eaters they were pardoned for their crimes after Voldemort’s final defeat and did not serve a stint in Azkaban.
He and Narcissa later had a grandson, Scorpius Malfoy, after Draco married Astoria Greengrass.
Early life (1954-1972)
Lucius Malfoy was born to Abraxas Malfoy and into a very old, wealthy and gentry wizarding family, and raised in the lap of luxury at the family estate, a magnificent mansion in Wiltshire which had been in his family’s possession for many centuries.
Around 1965, at the age of eleven, he began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Slytherin House, where numerous like-minded young idealists also could be found.
During his school years his skills in potions even earned him the recognition of the school’s Potions Master, Professor Horace Slughorn,
who had him join his Slug Club of promising students.
In his fifth year, Lucius was made a prefect, which showed the hard work he put into appearing a model student in the eyes of his teachers. In 1971. he warmly welcomed Severus Snape into the fold after the latter’s sorting, and they would later become close friends.
Lucius became one of Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters and helped wage the First Wizarding War in an attempt to bring down the Ministry of Magic. Some of his activities included taking the lead in the torturing of muggles.
It may also have been around this time that Lucius was entrusted the Dark Lord’s old school diary, which was bewitched so that whenever smuggled into Hogwarts Castle, it would reopen the legendary Chamber of Secrets and send the Basilisk living inside to finish Salazar Slytherin’s “noble work” of cleansing the school (which Slytherin himself had a hand in founding) of all Muggle-born students, thus proving that Voldemort was Slytherin’s true heir.