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From what I remember about the books and the films, Hermione only gets given the Time Turner device in her third year at Hogwarts. She was given it, with the permission of the Ministry of Magic, so that she could attend two sets of lessons at once. In this link, you can see that she stated that the pressure of using it to do twice as much work became too ...


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He didn't want Harry to know for 2 main reasons. He couldn't bear Harry knowing he had feelings for his mother because Harry still reminded him of James, whom he despised. This is explained in the book. Snape: "But never - never tell, Dumbledore! This must be between us! Swear it! I cannot bear... especially Potter's son... I want your word!" Harry ...


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From the IMDB FAQ page for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: In a new scene created for the movie, the Burrow is attacked by Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback during the Christmas break from Hogwarts. The scene was added in because the film's middle act would otherwise have had no action, and it would also show that there are no safe places ...


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In the books, there's absolutely no canon evidence that the ceiling of the Great Hall "reacts to evil". It's simply enchanted to mirror the actual sky outside (a point that is repeated throughout the series); there was a storm - totally unconnected to "Moody" (Barty Crouch Jr. using Polyjuice potion) - raging outside on the first day of term in Harry's ...


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As mentioned by DForck42, Peeves is not a central character in Harry Potter movies. On top of that, in the story Peeves is shown to be doing a lot of destruction (think flying objects, utensils). The film makers would not have wanted to spend precious dollars on doing SFX for a character who has no effect on the story and is very hard to recreate faithfully ...


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As I mentioned in the comments, the technique used to alter the appearance of film in post production is called 'Colour Grading', and is a process used in most if not all movies. This was a practise that was used even before the advent of digital editing, but was the result of what was referred to as 'Colour Timing'. Colour Timing is still used in analogue ...


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The Horcrux hunt was a mission given to Harry Potter in June of 1997 to find all of Lord Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes and destroy them. The mission fell to Harry Potter to complete. He was joined by Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and they set off in the aftermath of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour's wedding. Lord Voldemort's had only seven Horcruxes: ...


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I'm not going to repeat the excellent plot oriented answers - but its my opinion that JKR probably realized that freely available and controllable time travel can critically damage your ability to make a problem that cannot be simply resolved by the protagonist. Magic itself has that problem too - but at least she can put limits on the magic and the fact ...


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Snape as a person was not very friendly or social, for that matter. His anger had a lot to do with his troubled childhood. He was a halfblood, had parental issues and was thoroughly bullied by James and Sirius at Hogwarts. This led him to develop a tough exterior. However, Severus loved Lily deeply and had a fair share of affection for Harry too. But in ...


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From reading the books I'd say that in a sense a Time-Turner can't really be used to change the past at all. In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione use the Time-Turner around midnight to travel back three hours in time, endeavoring to save Sirius and Buckbeak. However, everything they do in these three hours has already happened: At the end of ...


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Snape's handwriting changed a lot over the course of 20 years. A relevant passage from the book HP and the Half-Blood Prince1: Although Harry had offered to share his book with both of them, Ron had more difficulty deciphering the handwriting than Harry did, and could not keep asking Harry to read aloud or it might look suspicious. This likely ...


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From what I recall Peeves had almost no influence on the main story arc of the series, so he was rather easy to cut out of the story. Also I believe he shows up less frequently as the series continues, so he's not missed as much in the later parts. Nearly Headless Nick (NHN), although not tied very close to the story, is tied in a few key parts of Harry's ...


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For starters, it might help to think about some of the differences that we experience when viewing a single movie made from a single book: Appearance/attractiveness of characters. Especially for those characters to whom we're attracted, the change of blond hair to brown, or dark skin to light can be jarring. This is always going to happen because film ...


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Riddle's Diary destroyed by Harry in Chamber of Secrets with Basilisk fang Marvolo Gaunt's ring destroyed by Dumbledore in Half Blood Prince with Gryffindor's sword but not shown. Slytherin's locket destroyed by Ron in Deathly Hallows Part I with Gryffindor's sword. Helga Hufflepuff's Cup destroyed by Hermione with a Basilisk fang in Deathly Hallows Part ...


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I agree that Dolores Umbridge is very much a "company yes-woman" and she toes the party line without deviation as a Ministry of Magic employee. Whether she's overtly malicious or not, I'll let you decide. Umbridge engages students in what can only be called sadistic detentions, where she forces them to write lines with a quill that uses the student's own ...


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When asked, JK Rowling responded saying: It's been there as long as the Ministry itself. As stated on the Veil page on the Harry Potter Wikia: The Veil is the barrier between the land of the living and the land of the dead. One cannot travel freely between the two worlds, as it is a one-way trip. Inexperienced wizards know nothing about it, but the much ...


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The book is clear. Deathly Hallows Chapter 26: "They know!" whispered Griphook in Harry's ear, "They must have been warned there might be an imposter!" "Your wand will do, madam," said the goblin. He held out a slightly trembling hand, and in a dreadful blast of realization Harry knew that the goblins of Gringotts were aware that Bellatrix's wand ...


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It was not a reindeer but a stag. Harry Potter's Patronus is a stag. Harry and Hermione travel back in time to when they were standing on the other side of the lake. Future-Harry sees that Dementors are sucking the souls of Harry and Sirius and casts the Patronus. This Patronus is in the form of a stag. Hence Past-Harry sees a stag on other side of the ...


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They filmed some scenes with Peeves in the first film, but he was cut before the film was released. The character wasn’t revived for the later films. I found a few interviews that touch on the topic of Peeves. First, there was an interview with BBC Norfolk with Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley, where he explains that they actually shot scenes with ...


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Voldemort set out to split his soul in 7. And the last piece of soul remains within him, so in essence, there are 6 Horcruxes to be destroyed. From The Half-Blood Prince: Riddle: Can you only split the soul once? For instance, isn't seven... Slughorn: Seven?! [The book explains this desire further: Seven is a magically powerful number.] Of these ...


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Dobby's previous masters were the Malfoys. Harry freed Dobby from them by tricking Lucius into giving Dobby a sock. As Dobby himself said in Chamber of Secrets: Dobby can only be freed if his master presents him with clothes. So Dobby considers Harry as his savior and best friend, and owes him a debt. That's different from being indebted to him, ...


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One influence is that they Harry and friends take the locket from Umbridge. I don't remember if the locket was being worn in OoTP, but it would explain how one could move from Misguided to Sinister. DH1 makes it clear that the locket (or at least Horcrux) seems to bring out the darker side of a personality.


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It was Harry potter's Patronus. He creates the Patronus for protection from the Dementors. After future Harry came from time travel, he realized during the process that he has to save himself, he created the Patronus to help it past form. From chapter 21 in wikia After two hours, following Lupin's transformation, Harry decides they need to head back to ...


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This scene is merely meant to be comical. While Slughorn is describing the potion, the girls are not more attracted to it, they desire it more than the boys because it is a common joke that teenage girls get crushes easily and want to snag the boy of their dreams. They approach it because they want a vial to give to the guy they desire the most, in order ...


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Ok, I understand why you are confused about this. Please let's first understand how the elder wand works: the wand must be taken from it's owner against their will. This does not mean that it must specifically be disarmed. It can be snatched, summoned, taken after killing, stolen while dueling or any other way of taking the wand against the will of the ...


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I'd stick with what System Down wrote in the comments: different directors. I have at least two reasons for that. First, there is no mention of the difference in the books. He always appears in the flame. Here is what it says in the "Goblet of Fire": The room was in semidarkness; the flames were the only source of light. Nearby, on a table, the Support ...


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Was he simply surprised that Snape still loved Lily? I believe so. This memory takes place at least 16 years after Lily and James' murder, and I believe it's likely to be the first time Snape shared his feelings with Dumbledore since the day he broke down in tears upon hearing of Lily's death. Considering that Dumbledore probably knows how Snape treats ...


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No, the lines you are mishearing are actually: Juror #5: Look, lawyers aren't infallible, you know. Juror #7: Baltimore, please. Huh? This is referring to near the start where he is asked: Juror #7: You a Yankee fan? Juror #5: No, Baltimore. Juror #7: Baltimore? That's like being hit in the head with a crowbar once a day.


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JK Rowling has actually addressed this very subject, at Carnegie Hall in 2007: Question: When Harry was stabbed by a basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets, since he was a Horcrux shouldn’t it have been destroyed then? JK Rowling: I have been asked that a lot. Harry was exceptionally fortunate in that he had Fawkes. So before he could be destroyed ...


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Handwriting changes significantly, year to year. Worse for longer gaps. And not just age, but mental state. Samples of [CBS "The Early Show"] co-anchor Erica Hill's handwriting over the years. Medical studies (targeting both old age, and neurological issues) have confirmed this: Wills signed by elderly people are often contested on the grounds the ...



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