In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 2 which is the movie version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Slytherins were sent to dungeons by Professor McGonagall. I know in the books they were just evacuated. But as you can see in the video above, the Slytherin students were able to escape the dungeons. Now, the question is where did they go afterwards? And whose side were they fighting for?

  • This is answered over at SF&F - scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/7349/…
    – Paulie_D
    Jul 6, 2017 at 19:39
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    @Paulie_D Doesn't seem to adress the movie, does it? Apparently in the books they were evacuated.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Jul 6, 2017 at 19:41
  • Since it's apparently not in the movie...what else can we rely on?
    – Paulie_D
    Jul 6, 2017 at 19:42
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    @Paulie_D Ah, I see. Still a difficult situation since he claims the answer is supposed to be different for the movies and there the question was just closed as a duplicate of a pure book-answer (in fact the question there didn't care much about the specific version, while this one does).
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Jul 6, 2017 at 19:54
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    Put in mind that the question at scifi stack exchange is another site. And that site is only referring to the books.This one is in the movies. Jul 6, 2017 at 20:14

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Thank Quora for this answer:

Let’s tally up the Slytherins whose whereabouts we know…

When it became clear that the Slytherins were quite willing to deliver Harry to Voldemort, Pansy Parkinson and the bulk of them were escorted out of the Great Hall first, to be brought to the Room of Requirement and then through the Hog’s Head, where the students were expected to escape from the upcoming battle. If we go by Voldemort’s words:

“He (Draco) did not come and join me, like the rest of the Slytherins”

We can assume that, instead of going home, they instead joined Voldemort’s forces. Likely most if not all of their parents were either Death Eaters or Voldemort followers.

Crabbe, Goyle and Malfoy had doubled back a lot earlier than that, and decided to lay in ambush, under a Disillusionment Charm, by the door of the Requirement Room, hoping to capture Harry so they could deliver him to Voldemort. They may not have been fighting by his side, but they were still fighting ON his side.

So it would appear that each and every Slytherin student fought for Voldemort bar none, and the only Slytherins who fought against Voldemort were the teachers - Slughorn, openly, and Snape, covertly.

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    But are there slytherin students who fought against Voldemort in the movie? Jul 7, 2017 at 3:38
  • Yes, those very few that proved themselves to Hogwarts that they didn't belong in SLytherin, I can't remember names, but I know there was a few, the rest went with the death eaters and Voldemort
    – natural
    Jul 7, 2017 at 3:46
  • W8,your comment was "they didn't belong in slytherin " ?What do you mean Jul 7, 2017 at 3:48
  • Another words, they didn't want to be in Slytherin. Like Harry wished for the sortting hat to not put him in Slytherin. Some students just got unlucky.
    – natural
    Jul 7, 2017 at 3:58
  • But slytherin house itself is not bad. Jul 7, 2017 at 4:05

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