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Marcus Flint is the Slytherin Quidditch team captain. He allows Draco Malfoy to play Seeker on the Quidditch team because Draco's father buys them all new Nimbus 2001 brooms. So Marcus isn't above receiving bribes, even if there might be better Seekers in Slytherin house.