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The spell (used in the movie) was used in the presence of spiders. It's really that simple, I think. I used a Search function on my PDF of the book and it produced "No results." It seems to be an invention of the film and one only used in the presence of spiders. Why would Harry use it when there were no spiders around?


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From Harry Potter Wiki: Sir Nicholas: "Not everyone can come back as a ghost." Harry: "What d'you mean?" Sir Nicholas: "...Wizards can leave an imprint of themselves upon the earth, to walk palely where their living selves once trod... But very few wizards choose that path." — Sir Nicholas and Harry Potter discussing ghosts in "Harry Potter and the ...


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If I remember right, the horcruxes are not connected. If you kill Voldemort with an Elder wand, there is absolutely no reason that the other, completely separate parts of his soul are affected, even if they were one soul a long time ago. This is one of the many things that the movies changed. The movie Harry could feel/hear horcruxes, which implies a ...


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There are a few reasons why they all chose to take the form of Harry, but these are entirely explained in the books as opposed to the films. I'll start with my own speculation, before moving on to evidence from the book. I believe if they disguised him as, for example, his cousin Dudley, it would look especially suspicious. Imagine if Voldemort and the ...


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TLDR version: desensitization. It happened seven times already. Dunno if it's the in-cannon answer, but there's a phenomenon called desensitization, which is when something shocking or painful happens so many times you forget that you're feeling it. For example, some soldiers who have put up with a lot of violence will simply put up with it. Know it's ...


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Severus was not a mudblood. He was a half blood with a pureblood mother from the Prince line; The Halfblooded Prince. Lily was a childhood friend of his, a crush, and most likely the bitter man's one true love. He told Lily about magic and she was probably Snape's best friend for most of his (early) life. When they became estranged later in their Hogwarts ...


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As explained here: http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/29428/in-the-battle-of-the-seven-potters-why-didnt-harry-take-the-polyjuice-potion Being Harry was in-fact one of the safest people to be in that situation; given that there were extremely strict orders to capture Harry and not kill him! Having more than one Harry was only a ploy to confuse the ...


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I think there are a few possibilities here. The first possibility is that Snape could have fudged it as @Liath suggested in his answer. However, the OWLs were external exams marked by external examiners. Although Snape has influence over the teaching of the course, the actual examination was done independently (similar to the GCSE system in UK which Rowling ...


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The Elder Wand It is incorrect to assume that it is the Wand which must be taken, rather the previous owner must be defeated. It responds to power. It is evident that Harry does not even get his hands on the Elder Wand until the Battle of Hogwarts - after he defeats Voldemort. Harry snatches Malfoy's wand (as well as other wands) from his hands, at the ...


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Pink is to Umbridge as black is to Snape. Umbridge acted like a little girl in some ways, using it to hide her true self. Her gaudy pink visage was meant to make her seem respectable and unthreatening, helping in her political machinations and her actions as Hogwarts High Inquisitor. The pink walls of her office and the kitten plates, etc etc contributed to ...


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Less Than Dead It is difficult to answer what exactly he was after he was blasted by his own Avada Kedavra, no-one seems to know, for sure. This is Voldemort's explanation to his Death Eaters: “I miscalculated, my friends, I admit it. My curse was deflected by the woman’s foolish sacrifice, and it rebounded upon myself. Aaah . . . pain beyond pain, my ...


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The veil is located deep within the Department of Mysteries, which contains many of mysteries of the wizarding world. I believe the significance of it is greater than the mystery it represents. As J.K. Rowling has said, "It's been there as long as the Ministry itself." This artifact presents something historically significant, although it is impossible to ...



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