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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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The book doesn't have that line exactly. The first relevant line is in Chapter 33: “You stand, Harry Potter, upon the remains of my late father,” [Voldemort] hissed softly. “A Muggle and a fool . . . very like your dear mother. But they both had their uses, did they not? Your mother died to defend you as a child... and I killed my father, and see how ...


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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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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 wouldn'...


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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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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, though....


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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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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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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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The Resurrection stone was passed down the Gaunt family line - Voldemort's mother was a Gaunt - and at some point used as the stone in the Gaunt family ring. The ring was one of the items Voldemort turned into a Horcrux, though there's no indication he had any idea what the stone actually was. It was found by Dumbledore in the Gaunt's abandoned shack - ...


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It's not depended on any criteria, it mainly depends on gene A wizard have to born with the magic gene regardless of their parents. You can see it in the harry potter wikia Those born to Muggle families but who are skilled with and have the magic gene are referred to as Muggle-borns. A child born with magic to two Muggle parents is considered a ...


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Muggle-born is the term given to a witch or wizard who is born to two non-magical parents. -harrypotter.wikia.com And his mother was Muggle-born but calling her Muggle implies that he thinks Muggle-born are no better than Muggles. Even when he is also half blood. I think lots of pure bloods think in similar way.


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Its a matter of how much magic/time is poured into them. The portraits are enchanted, and some are further taught to act that way. From JK Rowling herself, via Pottermore: When a magical portrait is taken, the witch or wizard artist will naturally use enchantments to ensure that the painting will be able to move in the usual way. The portrait will be ...


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In addition to Walt's excellent logical analysis, it has to be mentioned that Snape has also spent a great deal of time building an emotional wall and shared little with anyone in order to protect himself. He only felt truly free to share with Lilly, and to a lesser degree Dumbledore, but with everyone else he was on his guard and worried that anything he ...


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He did, but the scene wasn't included in the movie. After the imposter Moody, Barty Crouch Junior, was kissed (executed) by Dementors, the Minister is looking for Dumbledore and shows up in the infirmary where Harry is recovering from his injuries. At this point, Harry tries to tell him about Voldemort's return and lists all the Death Eaters who Voldemort ...


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So the the other Hallows are told to have been items passed down. This was communicated in both movies and the book series. The Invisibility cloak was passed down generation to generation in Harry's family. Before his father died he asked Dumbledore to hold on the cloak for Harry. As for the resurrection stone it was actually merged into a ring that ...


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They could, but they chose not to. This is answered in the books on which the movies are based. After Sirius's death, Harry asks Nearly Headless Nick, the ghost he knows best, whether there's any possibility of his godfather coming back as a ghost: "Wizards can leave an imprint of themselves upon the earth, to walk palely where their living selves once ...


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He was raised by his maternal grandmother Andromeda with help from his godfather. He began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 2009. During his time at Hogwarts Teddy was Sorted into Hufflepuff house and in his seventh year was appointed Head Boy. Check Wikia for more details


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No, there is no extended or director's cut version available for those movies. No official word was given as to why. Speculation suggests they don't want to say there will not be any, as they can always release them in the future for extra money. Of course, given the number of years since these movies have been released, and the main series ended, it's not ...


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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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There's a choice of possibilities... According to Dumbledore, the Ministry of Magic can detect when magic has been done near an underage wizard, but not who actually performed it. So on a train full of underage wizards it's perhaps just too difficult to enforce the rule. More likely, the Hogwarts Express is deemed an extension of school property, so it's ...


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Tom Riddle was draining her life force (for lack of better term) so while Ginny was getting weaker, he was getting stronger. He needed her in his plan so Basilisk shouldn't kill her on his orders. He also didn't kill her with its gaze, because Ginny had her eyes closed (being in coma and all).


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The movie is roughly based on the book of the same name, which is a fictional textbook that's used by Hogwarts. The movie is essentially the story of the guy who wrote the textbook, and is not directly related to the main Harry Potter story. Rowling has specifically said that the movie (which is supposed to be a trilogy) is neither a prequel nor a sequel to ...


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I don't have any hard evidence, but there may be a number of factors that influenced the sudden change in character. The first time we really see Dumbledore as anything more than a kindly old man, and do anything more than general headmaster duties, is during the events of OOTP (Book 5). This was released in June 2003, around half a year after the Chamber ...


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According the Harry Potter wiki, Edward "Teddy" Lupin was raised by his maternal grandmother, Andromeda Tonks, after the death of his parents in The Battle of Hogwarts. Not much of this is mentioned in the films themselves if I recall, as such a lot of the information will come from the book and/or Pottermore. So no - Harry, Teddy's godfather, did not ...


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Because the Trace is still active on Harry and is used to detect magic casted around him, wherever he is. Apparition requires this kind of magic. Moreover, the chimney network is not connected to 4 Privet Drive, so flying is the last viable option. All of this is mentioned in Chapter Four: The Seven Potters


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This is made clear in the books (which I don't have access to right now in order to provide a quote), but I guess not the movies. Hagrid was inside the Hogwarts castle when the Battle of Hogwarts began. The giant spiders which live in the Forbidden Forest are driven out by Voldemort and his supporters, and attack the castle. Hagrid gets carried off by them ...


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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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