Malcolm Preece was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1990 to 1997 and sorted into Hufflepuff. In his third year he was petrified by the basilisk due to his blood status. During his fourth year he become a Chaser on the Hufflepuff Quidditch team when it was captained by Cedric Diggory. During the Triwizard Tournament he was seen next to Fred and George Weasley when they were betting on the results of tasks. He had a secret passion for Maxine O'Flaherty. In 1998 he returned to Hogwarts to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts. Malcolm won several duels against the Death Eaters and wiped out half the colony of acromantulas. Malcolm survived the battle and then declared his love for Maxine.