Goyle's not a character you see used very much. I think people miss out on a lot when they don't write minor characters and expand them. Stories like this one really show how you can take a minor character and produce something special.
I really like his characterization and how he feels inadequate. Bullies often do.
Very well done.
Author's Response: Wow! You got exactly what I was trying to get across here. I had to cut it down quite a bit for the 300 word limit, and I went back in and detailed it out a little. I may go into him a little deeper at another time, as I really enjoyed seeing what else was behind the menacing monster persona. Thanks for reviewing, Carl. Your opinion means a lot to me!~GW
Ohdear, now that he knows how to make his magic 'work', it's all for the wrong reasons. Ah well, at least it'll keep him from being verbally abused, or maybe less verbally abused, by his father and Draco. Slytherin pride being what it is; misplaced and misdirected.
Good one-shot about an interesting character.
Author's Response: Thanks so much. I thought it might be interesting to get the motives behind the muscles. I think having that kind of pressure, partnered with the jealousy he'd have for Draco, would create the perfect reasons to be the "hit man" personality. He had a lot of anger, and couldn't direct it toward the people who deserved it, so any other target was fine with him. Glad you enjoyed it!
Oooh, good capture of Goyle! Great writing as usual, too!
Author's Response: Thanks! I thought it might be interesting to get into Goyle's head a little. Not that there was much in there, but there was more than I expected. Imagine having to live in Draco's shadow! He's a rude, arrogant, rich pipsqueak, and Goyle HAD to put up with it. I think I'd have issues to. Thanks for reviewing! I appreciate your opinion, as usual.