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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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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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As Dumbledore explains in the movie: On the night Lord Voldemort went to Godric's Hollow to kill Harry and Lily Potter cast herself between them the curse rebounded. When that happened, a part of Voldemort's soul latched itself onto the only living thing it could find: Harry himself. There 's a reason Harry can speak with snakes. There's a reason ...


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Because he had to kill Harry and they were in the way. Some of this is explained in the books. Voldemort had no qualms about killing people when they became obstacles. When James tried to protect his family, Voldemort eliminated him. Lily is a different matter, because Voldemort didn't intend to kill her at first (at Snape's request). However, once he was ...


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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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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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There are no counter curses to block killing curse (Avada Kedavra) but it does not mean that the person at whom the curse is targeted must die. “Not nice,” he said calmly. “Not pleasant. And there’s no counter curse. There’s no blocking it. Only one known person has ever survived it, and he’s sitting right in front of me.” Harry felt his face ...


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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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When people say you take after a parent, they might mean it in looks as well as character. When they say you have their eyes, though, it might suggest something more. The eyes are the only organ directly connected to the brain and are said to be the window to the soul; they convey many emotions and thus could imply a person's deeper nature. James Potter was ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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He does. At the beginning of the 6th Movie (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) Harry is reading a newspaper, in which it briefly shows an article about Lucius Malfoy being sent to Azkaban with a life sentence. He is later broken out of Azkaban, which is why we see him throughout the course of the 7th movie. After the events of the 5th movie (failing ...



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