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You raised some good arguments in your comment. And if Voldemort's followers were smart enough, brave enough and selfless enough, they might've had more weight. But these aren't exactly traits shared by Death Eaters who mostly descended from the house of Slytherin. They run on self-interest, cold calculation, mistrust and fear. So they stall, torn between ...


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Several things explaining why she wasn't able to heal Dobby Even though she had a general knowledge of various spells, she was not trained for healing - even in the books she mentions she never attempted to further her knowledge of healing wounds. Hermione knows how to use healing potions, but she isn't Madam Pomfrey. Similarly, she was not able to save ...


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Wands are extremely personal items for a wizard, almost as much a part of themselves as any real body part. Without it they are defenseless. Giving up their wand would be like declawing a cat, leaving it defenseless. Besides, no one at that table trusts Voldy. No one is there out of loyalty, but fear. As Voldemort says to them, not one of them tracks him ...


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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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After Voldemort split his soul six times, his soul became too unstable. When he tried to kill baby Harry, his mother sacrificed herself to save Harry, creating a shield of love for Harry. In that situation, he can't be able to kill Harry. Voldermort's curse backfired and hurt him. He also can't be killed because he already tore his soul into six fragments. ...


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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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Ok, I understand why you are confused about this. Please let's first understand how the elder wand works: the wand must be taken from it's owner against their will. This does not mean that it must specifically be disarmed. It can be snatched, summoned, taken after killing, stolen while dueling or any other way of taking the wand against the will of the owner....


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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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Harry Potter's earlier love interest was Cho Chang. She was dating Cedric Diggory in Goblet of Fire and later dated Harry during Order of Phoenix. They also share a kiss before the Christmas break, in the room of requirement. However, she is torn between the memory of Cedric and her emotions towards Harry and thus their relationship never stabilizes. Later ...


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Because Dumbledore did not want Harry to bring anyone back - if we remember the tale of the three Hallows, it was exactly bringing back the dead that got the original possessor of the Stone killed. [T]he second brother journeyed to his own home, where he lived alone. Here he took out the stone that had the power to recall the dead, and turned it thrice in ...


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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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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 your ...


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Why didn't Hermione do anything while Dobby was dying? Can she even do it? First she is not a healer and only thing she ever used in film to heal was Dittany but it was only used for a hand wound which was not as fatal as chest wound of Dobby. Dittany's use is also covered in similar question from Science Fiction and Fantasy : Why didn't Hermione use her ...


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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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How Peter died in the book: In Deathly Hallows, Harry and Ron are kept as prisoners in the cellar of the Malfoys mansion. While Harry and Ron are being kept there, Wormtail/Peter P checks on the prisoners and is attacked. Wormtail begins strangling Harry with the silver hand, but when reminded by Harry that he once saved his life, Wormtail hesitates for ...


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IMO, it's simply due to the fact that film is a visual medium. Harry's disguise made every sense, and so he had it in the book (where you can stuff loads of details with minor explanations), but it was not overly important for the scene. Probably because of that, taking the time (and some special effects money) to show it and explain it was avoided. Also, ...


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As explained here: https://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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The protection spell around the Burrow just wasn't strong enough to withstand a concentrated effort by the Death Eaters. The book explicitly explains it: the Death Eaters have got the full might of the Ministry on their side now. They've got the power to perform brutal spells without fear of identification or arrest. They managed to penetrate every ...


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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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Because Bellatrix and the Malfoys needed to be 100% certain it was him. Even though Ron and Hermione are often seen together with Harry, the disfiguration is sufficient, initially, to instigate the caution they show in the identification. They are all aware that the consequences of summoning Lord Voldermort to their location on the reasoning of possibly ...


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Another important point: Voldemort wanted to preserve as much 'pure blood' as possible, and Neville was pure-blood. Recall: in book 7, when the Death Eaters enter Hogwarts' grounds with (they think) Harry's corpse, Voldemort calls for anyone to come to his side. Neville moves forward to speak out and defy them, but before he speaks, they think he is ...


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Narcissa is a very valuable person for Voldemort, although the Malfoys fell into miscredit earlier in the book. It is shown at the beginning of Deathly Hollows, how valuable she was: “I don’t understand you, Kreacher,” he said finally. “Voldemort tried to kill you, Regulus died to bring Voldemort down, but you were still happy to betray Sirius to ...


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They did not take him because Neville is somewhat of a "hard target" and because they were not told to do so. Neville is an interesting character. Toward the beginning of the series, he is awkward, and shows little magical talent. But toward the end of the series, he blooms into a formidable wizard. In that regard, he lost all fear of Death Eaters. Also, ...


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There was no barrier at that point. The protection spells surrounding The Burrow were due to the combined strength of both the Order of the Phoenix and the Ministry of Magic, although given the relative sizes of the two organisations, it's probably safe to assume that the Ministry did most of the heavy lifting here. While the wedding was taking place ...


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Because the Trace is still active on Harry and is used to detect magic casted around him, wherever he is. Apparition requires this kind of magic. Moreover, the chimney network is not connected to 4 Privet Drive, so flying is the last viable option. All of this is mentioned in Chapter Four: The Seven Potters


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There's one scene in Half Blood Prince where Ginny and Harry kiss in The Room of Requirements. They are there to hide Harry's book after he uses Sectumsempra on Malfoy and almost kills him. The movie doesn't expand on their relationship after that, but the kiss happened in a different way in the books and they dated after that and only breaking up when Harry ...


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No one did because a wizard rarely would want to part with his or her wand. Almost all magic is done with the use of a supporting tool or focus, typically a wand. On the subject of magic without the use of a wand, Rowling says: You can do unfocused and uncontrolled magic without a wand (for instance when Harry blows up Aunt Marge) but to do really good ...


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They all might know about how you must kill the owner to make the wand truly work, as shown when Voldemort kills Snape for the elder wand without a care. I would assume he might as easily kill me to make the wand more powerful if I were to give him it. Plus there's the whole thing about being defenseless, and being close enough with your wand that it would ...


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