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NOTE: This page is only about his film incarnation as the original book incarnation of Barty Crouch Jr. was not voted Pure Evil, and thus only the film version of Barty Crouch Jr.'s info and crimes should be put here.

Hello, father.
~ Barty Crouch after being exposed for his crimes
You won because I made it so. You ended up in that graveyard tonight because it was meant to be. Now imagine how he will reward me when I have, once and for all, silenced the great Harry Potter!
~ Barty Crouch right before his karmic defeat.

Bartemius "Barty" Crouch, Jr. (gone undercover as Dark Wizard hunter Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody) is the main antagonist of the fourth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

He was portrayed by David Tennant, who also played Kilgrave in Jessica Jones and Lord Commander in Final Space. While disguised as Alastor Moody, he was portrayed by Brendan Gleeson, who also played Raynald of Châtillon in Kingdom of Heaven.

What Makes Him Pure Evil?

  • During Lord Voldemort’s first rise to power, Crouch Jr. joined his side out of pure sadism, as well as likely some pureblood supremacy views.
  • Crouch Jr. was extremely loyal to Voldemort as even after he was seemingly defeated, he, along with Bellatrix Lestrange, tortured the Longbottom’s into insanity using the Cruciatus urse, although this is certainly off-screen evil.
  • During the trial of Igor Karkoroff, he revealed the names of several Death Eaters including Crouch Jr. When he was revealed, Crouch Jr. tried to kill him out of anger, but was stopped by Alastor Moody. He gave his father a sadistic hello to mock him.
  • Many years later, before the events of the fourth film, Crouch Jr. escapes from Azkaban on his own, fakes his death, and comes into contact with Lord Voldemort and Peter Pettigrew, after which they plot to have Crouch Jr. infiltrate Hogwarts, but their plan is overheard by Frank Bryce, so they kill him.
  • He kidnaps Alastor Moody and imprisons him in a trunk to the point of near insanity, only keeping him alive because he needed hair from him to make the Polyjuice Potion he would use to disguise himself as Moody, who was going to teach at Hogwarts.
  • Secretly puts Harry Potter’s name in the Goblet of Fire to enter him into the otherwise all-adults tri-wizard tournament, an extremely dangerous competition that could easily get the fourteen-year-old Harry killed.
  • When he was disguised as Moody and teaching the kids about the three Unforgivable Curses, he shows Neville Longbottom a spider being tortured by the cruciatus curse. What makes this so bad is Crouch Jr. is one of the people that tortured Neville’s parents, so he is doing this as a way of reminding him about it and torturing him psychologically in an awful kick the dog moment.
  • Transfigured Draco Malfoy into a ferret when he hadn't done anything wrong at all (except he insulted Harry Potter just for fun), and levitated him upside-down and bounced him for the amusement of his enemies. When Minerva McGonagall intervened and scolded him that professors "never use Transfiguration as a punishment", Barty's response was snarky and indifferent.
  • During the tournament, he murders his father as revenge for imprisoning him.
  • Bewitched Viktor Krum and turned him against the other players during the maze challenge so Harry would be the only one to find the Portkey that would lead him to Voldemort.
  • His plan in freeing Voldemort was a success, which would lead to untold atrocities along the way.
  • He is emotionless that Cedric Diggory died as a result of his actions.
  • Once Harry escapes, Barty tries to kill him himself in hopes he'll be rewarded by Voldemort for doing so.
  • Lacks every single redeeming quality his book version had like his tragic past of his father being neglectful and seeking out Voldemort as a father figure, as Crouch Sr. is in turn depicted as more likable and kinder than his book version. All of his sympathetic moments are also cut out like his trial with his father treating him horribly and receiving the Dementor's Kiss-a fate worse than death. Instead of being subjected to the Dementor's Kiss in the film canon, he is simply put back in Azkaban. Ironically, in the books the punishment for escaping Azkaban is death yet the films never once imply anything of the sort.
    • While his father does cite that he is "no son of [his]", this is because he did not want him to play the "son of the governor" card and was utterly and most understandably disgusted by his actions, plus this made Barty have a psychotic breakdown unlike in the books where he cried innocently instead of screeched perversely. Furthermore, Albus Dumbledore tells Harry that it "destroyed" Barty Sr. to send his own son to Azkaban, and that due to the evidence being "overwhelming", he had no other options.
  • His loyalty to Voldemort is ultimately just fanaticism and he is not protective over him and he is a pawn to him.


  • Only Barty Crouch Jr's film incarnation qualifies for Pure Evil status, since his version from the book is tragic and has redemptive qualities, while the one from the film has no positive traits and is much more evil and disgusting than his counterpart from the book.

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