Questions tagged [the-half-blood-prince]

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth installment in the Harry Potter film series, based on the novel of the same name, starring Daniel Radcliffe as the titular character alongside Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.

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Why didn't Voldemort create a seventh Horcrux not knowing Harry was one?

From Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince we can know that Voldemort wished to make 7 Horcruxes. But we know that Voldemort's 7 Horcruxes included Harry. But as this was unintentional, Voldemort ...
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How did Ginny get out of the ring of fire during 'The Burning of the Burrow'?

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, when Bellatrix encircled the Weasleys' house with a ring of fire, that's how the events took place The Burrow gets encircled with the ring of fire (with a ...
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How did Snape allow his old advanced potions book to be used by Harry?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, how did Snape allow his old copy of "Advanced Potion-Making" to be used by Harry? Was this by the instruction of Dumbledore in order to let Harry get closer ...
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Why is it necessary to get Slughorn's memory?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie, Dumbledore asks Harry to retrieve the actual memory from professor Slughorn. By seeing the actual memory, Dumbledore became aware of the Horcruxes. ...
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Why did Snape kill this character in Half-Blood Prince?

I was watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but I didn't get why did Snape Kill Dumbledore?
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What did Hermione see "with her own eyes" in Borgin and Burkes?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, following the scene where Harry, Ron and Hermione spy on Draco Malfoy in Borgin and Burkes, the trio are on the Hogwarts Express and Harry says, Hermione ...
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How come Harry didn't recognize the Half-Blood Prince's handwriting?

I just wondered: in the sixth movie, how come Harry (and Ron, and Hermione) didn't recognize Snape's handwriting in his Potions book, effectively finding out that the latter was the Half-Blood Prince? ...
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Can muggles see the Dark Mark skull cloud?

Can muggles see the skull with serpent cloud Dark Mark produced by Death Eaters? Goblet of Fire example - Then he realised it was a colossal skull, comprised of what looked like emerald stars, ...
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Were Ginny Weasely and Harry Potter in a relationship before Deathly Hallows part 2?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, we see Harry and Ginny kissing, proving they were in love and later they married. But in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, we see Harry trying to ...
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Why were only the girls attracted towards the Amortentia?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when Professor Slughorn was showing the students the love potion Amortentia, the girls were more affected than the boys. But as per Hermione, it should ...
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Does Harry's cloak make the wearer invisible to all charms and spells?

In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in the end of the "That's for my father" incident with Malfoy on the Hogwarts Express, Luna Lovegood finds Harry Potter under his cloak with the help of ...
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Significance of Weasley house destruction in Half-Blood Prince

The destruction of the Weasley house added no plot element and it was not in the book. The Weasley home was basically supposed to be the safest place for Harry (aside from Hogwarts). Why did the film ...
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Why does Harry Potter 6 look like it does? [duplicate]

In a recent Collider podcast the hosts were discussing O Brother Where Art Thou?, and mentioned the cinematographer using (I think), a "digital intermediary" which made the sepia tones. It was then ...
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How did Crabbe and Goyle get into the advanced N.E.W.T. class?

I recall a scene in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince where I saw Crabbe and Goyle failing to brew the drought of living death. How they get into Slughorn's newt potion class?