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It was not a reindeer but a stag. Harry Potter's patronus is a stag. Harry and Hermione travel back into the time and when they were standing on the other side of the lake and Harry sees that Dementors are sucking the souls of Harry and Sirius, he casts the patronous. This patronous is in the form of a stag. Hence Harry sees a stag on other side of the lake. ...


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They filmed some scenes with Peeves in the first film, but he was cut before the film was released. The character wasn’t revived for the later films. 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 ...


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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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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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OK, since that other SE question seems to suggest that Rowling never supplied a canonical answer, we'd just have to settle for a plausible explanation: It's a magical snake and a magical school. After all, in the Harry Potter universe, things are impossibly squeezed into smaller things all the time. Remember, for example: That people enter the Ministry of ...


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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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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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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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They had few plans. Plan A: Moody dropped his sacks at his feet and turned to Harry, “As Dedalus probably told you, we had to abandon Plan A. Pius Thicknesse has gone over, which gives us a big problem. He’s made it an imprisonable offense to connect this house to the Floo Network, place a Portkey here, or Apparate in or out. All done int he name of ...


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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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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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Voldemort and company knew what day Harry was leaving and would be watching. So, why not use random muggles? Even if they did, Voldemort and company would still know that Harry was one of the group leaving the house that day. If they left in a large group as planned, the confusion caused by the Polyjuice potion is practically the same if there are 7 Harrys ...


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They were never supposed to apply the Dementor's Kiss to any of the Hogwarts students. So that Dementor was acting out of line. According to the Harry Potter wikia: They seemed to be particularly attracted to Harry because, due to his miserable childhood and many bad memories, he was particularly vulnerable to their influence. In other words, the ...


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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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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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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 became a dark wizard when he was in Slytherin, and since he was named after his father muggle he decide to change his name using an anagram "Tom Marvolo Riddle" -> "I am Lord Voldemort" The transformation into his monstrous state is believed to have been the result of creating his Horcruxes and becoming less human as he continued to divide his soul His ...


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According to this site: The Killing Curse has no counter-curse or blocking spell, although the green bolt may be dodged or blocked with solid objects. For instance, Albus Dumbledore once transfigured a statue from the Fountain of Magical Brethren to shield Harry Potter from Voldemort's Killing Curse during the Battle of the Department of ...


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Harry's use of the Imperious Curse did appear to addle the Goblin's brain enough that he was killed due to Harry not ordering him out of the way, so maybe if you really stretch it you could make a case for involuntary manslaughter in the real world. As it is though, this is the magical world and Goblins aren't human beings, thus it wasn't illegal for Harry ...


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The answer can also be found Here. Following is the accepted answer from there. Voldemort's appearance became more snake-like as he delved deeper into Dark Magic, and his face became more serpentine, which would presumably explain the flattening of his nose. Mention of Voldemort's serpentine appearance is mentioned in every book. It's theorized that ...


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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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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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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 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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While mattiav27 gave a spot on answer regarding the books, blocking an unforgivable curse is one of the many things twisted in the books. During the battle of Hogwarts, we can see Ginny blocking a killing curse (she "only" avoided it in the books, if memory serves me right) cast by Bellatrix Lestrange: The description on the Harry Potter Wikia page where ...


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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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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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