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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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Teleporting, i.e. apparition, is not harmless and free. It can be quite complex. However, the books reveal this in much more detail than the films. As remarked in The Goblet of Fire: Harry knew Apparating meant disappearing from one place and reappearing almost instantly in an another, but he had never known any Hogwarts student to do it, and ...


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While the broom is thin on its center radius, they often have stirrups, foot rests that require a wide angle of the legs. This wide angle allows for very simple control of a body's position, similar to a competition high speed bike. By, well, spreading his legs, Harry creates a larger area to balance on. This is how motorcycle and dirt bike racers handle ...


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In-Universe The added maxima at the end of spells denotes a more powerful version of the spell cast by the wizard/witch. Lumos is not the only spell it is used for, another example I can think of is the spell protego maxima used in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Protego is a shield spell used to protect the caster, whereas its more powerful ...



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