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Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger
Alternative name(s): Dramione, Draco/Hermione, D/Hr, DM/HG, S.S. Leather & Libraries[1]
Gender category: M/F, het
Fandom: Harry Potter
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: very popular
Archives: Hawthorn & Vine
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Draco/Hermione, commonly known as Dramione, is the het pairing of Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter fandom.


It has often been claimed on the internet that J.K. Rowling once considered Dramione and/or confirmed that Draco had a crush on Hermione at one point in the series. The original source for this quote could not be found and it seems unlikely that Rowling would have said this, considering that she has stated multiple times that she does not think Draco would make a good romantic partner. [2]

One might think this pairing wouldn't work at all, given Draco Malfoy's view of Muggle-Borns. However, after the last book, many fans thought it possible that Draco redeemed himself enough to attract Hermione. The pairing was popular even before that, though, often with a reformed Draco. (Dystopian AU scenarios in which Voldemort wins and the Death Eaters keep light wizards as slaves to rape and torture, seem rarer for Draco/Hermione than for Harry/Draco or Snape/Harry, but can be found.)

Fannish Tropes

Some popular story tropes for Draco/Hermione fanfiction include:

  • AU - a broad category of stories, most commonly where Draco joins the Order of the Phoenix at some point or events in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix or Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are changed. Common plots involve references to Voldemort's defeat in the summer between sixth and seventh year, or scenarios where the war does not break out until after the conclusion of seventh year.
  • EWE - where Hermione's marriage to Ron and Draco's to Astoria is ignored and all events in the Epilogue are discarded. Probably the single most common type of Draco/Hermione fanfiction.
  • Eighth Year - where the setting is Hogwarts during Hermione's eighth year and Draco returns to school as well. Harry and Ron may or may not be present.
  • Head Boy/Head Girl - Hermione is Head Girl and Draco is Head Boy, with the usual set-up involving Hogwarts Heads being given private bedrooms and bathrooms with a shared common room. Can occur during an AU Seventh Year or in an Eighth Year setting.
  • Marriage Law - the Ministry has passed a law requiring purebloods and Muggle-borns to marry. Usually, involves Draco and Hermione either being matched by the Ministry or a scenario where Draco or his father petitions for Draco to be matched to Hermione.
  • Ministryfic - where Draco and Hermione are co-workers at the Ministry of Magic. Example: The Politician's Wife by pir8fancier
  • Veelafic - most commonly, Draco is a Veela and Hermione is his mate.
  • Voldemort Wins - most commonly a Dystopian AU where events usually are canonical up through Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or the majority of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but Voldemort's forces win. Harry may or may not be dead. Draco is most commonly an active Death Eater, and Hermione is usually either his slave or a rebel. Examples: Shelter and Sanctuary series by Musyc, Manaceld by Senlinyu and Viva La Revolution by Rizzle

Notable Fanworks




Art Gallery





  • dramione - a Dreamwidth community "focused on the Harry Potter characters Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger, paired together". The community was created on 6 May 2009.[6]

Festivals & Exchanges



  • Strictly Dramione - a Facebook group "dedicated to individuals 18 and up who love Dramione and Dramione Fanfictions". The group was created on 6 November 2016.[7]
  • Manacled Support Group - a Facebook group “for readers who are fully caught up on Manacled by SenLinYu. Spoilers will be discussed, you have been warned". The group was created on 10 April 2019.[8]
  • Tea & Honey - a Facebook group "for Lovesbitca8’s the Rights and Wrongs series. Spoiler warnings for all works". The group was created on 1 July 2019.[9]



  • dracoxhermione - "the very first Draco/Hermione LJ community to be created..small, and slightly less well-known than some of the D/Hr communities that came later...[and] made for the purpose of discussing all things related to the relationship between Draco and Hermione." This community was created on 24 October 2002.[10]
  • draco_hermione - Forbidden Paths is a LiveJournal "community created solely for the use of HP fans who wish to discuss the fandom relationship between Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger." The community was created on 3 March 2003.[11]
  • dramione - "a community focused on the Harry Potter characters Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger, paired together". The community was created on 17 December 2003.[12]
  • dmhg_complete - a Dramione LJ dedicated to long-completed fics aka epics
  • DramioneLove - A forum for fans of Draco Malfoy x Hermione Granger (Dramione).


  • dramione-awards - "the dramione awards community is designed to promote the DM/HG ship and to reward those authors and artists whose contributions the community of dramione fans wish to recognize." The community was created on 27 August 2006.[13]

Challenge/Drabble Communities

  • dmhgchallenge - the DMHG Challenge is a monthly, themed drabble Draco/Hermione fanfiction contest. The community was created on 27 August 2006.[14]
  • dramione-ldws - Leather and Librarians is a Dramione LDWS community. Round Eight concluded on 28 May 2011.[15] The community was created on 10 May 2008.[16]

Festivals and Exchanges

  • dmhgficexchange - dmhgficexchange was a Dramione fanfiction and fanart exchange. It ran for ten rounds and officially retired from hosting exchanges on 17 July 2011, although the community remains active and accepts members.[17] Many stories which are considered Dramione classics came out of this exchange over the years. The community was created on 28 July 2004.[18]
  • dramione_advent - was a Dramione Advent Calendar fest from 2009-2010
  • dh_advent - mirror community to the Dreamwith community
  • dramione_duet - is a Dramione fic exchange where the writers are paired up
  • dmhgaprilfools - was a April Fools' Day fic exchange


  • accioDHR - "a recommendations library for fanwork of the Draco/Hermione persuasion from the Potterverse...[they] accept recommendations for fiction, art, poetry and videos." [19] The website is database-driven and employs a large tagging classification system. It was conceived of in March 2008 as "a link directory...[it] was getting rather tedious trying to find links to stories which were abandoned in one archive, but completed in another," and opened in August 2008 to beta testers. It was opened to the public in January 2009 and is currently on version 3.[20] It is run by elyaeru and vintagebomb.[21]
  • This Love Story
  • lovers.gillyweed.org
  • The Leather Library
  • blissfully lost


External links


  1. ^ FictionAlley Park. SCUSA Master Ship List and Ship Registry Submissions. Updated 19 April 2010. (Accessed 20 January 2011.)
  2. ^ Things you may not have noticed about Draco Malfoy
  3. ^ WINNERS!. Updated 19 May 2008. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  4. ^ Hawthorn & Vine: Past Featured Stories and Authors. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  5. ^ Hawthorne & Vine: About. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  6. ^ dramione Community Profile. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  7. ^ Strictly Dramione About. (Accessed 18 August 2019.)
  8. ^ Manacled Support Group About. (Accessed 18 August 2019.)
  9. ^ Tea & Honey About. (Accessed 18 August 2019.)
  10. ^ dracoxhermione Community Profile. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  11. ^ Forbidden Paths Community Profile. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  12. ^ dramione Community Profile. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  13. ^ dramione-awards Community Profile. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  14. ^ DMHG Challenge Community Profile. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  15. ^ Anniversary Celebration for Round Eight, Challenge Five - The FINALE!. Updated 28 May 2011. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  16. ^ Leather and Librarians Community Profile. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  17. ^ dmhgficexchange Retires. Updated 17 July 2011. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  18. ^ dmhgficexchange Community Profile. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  19. ^ accioDHR. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  20. ^ accioDHR About. (Accessed 4 August 2011.)
  21. ^ Staff (Accessed 14 August 2011.)