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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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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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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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First of all, Harry didn't know about the magic that Dumbledore had put on the Mirror of Erised. So, Harry, when he retrieved the stone, did it by accident. You are asking why Harry went to retrieve the stone. Well, simple, he knew Dumbledore was not at Hogwarts but at the Ministry. He suspected Snape to be the one to steal the stone. He couldn't tell ...


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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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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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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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I don’t think so. I left this a few weeks to see if anybody would come up with an example that I missed, but to no avail. I am not aware of any scene preceding this which hinted at any romantic attraction between the two. They were very close friends, and helped maintain Dumbledore’s Army in Harry’s absence during the events of Deathly Hallows, but there ...


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To address your first question: why was Harry's desire to retrieve the stone in the first place? Harry came there in an attempt to prevent Snape to get the stone, but then realized that Quirrell was the one who was actually trying to get it. However, the key thing is Snape's/Quirrel's motivation, as Harry rightly guessed it: the return of Voldemort. ...


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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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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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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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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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Dolores Umbridge isn't misguided, or just blindly following the words of the leaders. She was a part of the judicial body and drafted many anti-creature laws, including the anti-werewolf legislation that hindered Remus Lupin's job search. She had her own agenda and she did institute it. Her position as Senior Undersecretary allowed her the political clout ...


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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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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 Peeves, but they were cut from the film: What's the longest time you've ever spent shooting a scene? The longest scene I've ever shot was on ...



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