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He wanted to split his soul into 7 pieces, not create 7 Horcruxes. The difference here is that the soul in his body counts as one piece, so you only need 6 Horcruxes. As we can see Voldemort say in The Halfblood Prince: Wouldn't it be better, make you stronger, to have your soul in more pieces, I mean, for instance, isn't seven the most powerfully ...


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You made the same mistake as Harry in Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. As JAD said, Voldemort wanted to split his soul in seven, not create seven Horcruxes (emphasis mine): “[...] You heard him, Harry: ‘Wouldn’t it be better, make you stronger, to have your soul in more pieces... isn’t seven the most powerfully magical number...’ Isn’t seven the ...


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Snape's handwriting changed a lot over the course of 20 years. A relevant passage from the book HP and the Half-Blood Prince1: Although Harry had offered to share his book with both of them, Ron had more difficulty deciphering the handwriting than Harry did, and could not keep asking Harry to read aloud or it might look suspicious. This likely wouldn't ...


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They are referring to the Dark Mark tattoed on Draco's arm. Harry believes that Draco is a fully-fledged Death Eater, who showed Borgin the Dark Mark to intimidate him and have him take care of the Vanishing Cabinet. However, what they both saw was Draco showing off his arm. From Harry's perspective, he thinks it is obvious that Draco showed Borgin the Dark ...


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This scene is merely meant to be comical. While Slughorn is describing the potion, the girls are not more attracted to it, they desire it more than the boys because it is a common joke that teenage girls get crushes easily and want to snag the boy of their dreams. They approach it because they want a vial to give to the guy they desire the most, in order ...


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Voldemort wanted a 7 piece soul, with the main piece staying inside his body (hence 6 horcruxes in total) Dumbledore had guessed (in the book at least, not sure if this is mentioned in the movie, see here) that Voldemort intended to create his 6th horcrux when he attacked Harry, but got destroyed himself However, Voldemort did create his 6th and final ...


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But in the books this cloaks make the wearer invisible for(from) any charms and spells. This assumption is incorrect on your part. I would like to draw your attention to the scene right before Dumbledore is killed by Snape. Harry and Dumbledore come back to Hogwarts after destroying a Horcrux. 'Go and wake Severus,' said Dumbledore faintly but clearly. ...


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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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Handwriting changes significantly, year to year. Worse for longer gaps. And not just age, but mental state. Samples of [CBS "The Early Show"] co-anchor Erica Hill's handwriting over the years. Medical studies (targeting both old age, and neurological issues) have confirmed this: Wills signed by elderly people are often contested on the grounds the the ...


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How did Snape allow his old copy of "Advanced Potion-Making" to be used by Harry? He wasn't aware of it until the 'Draco - Sectumsempra' incident. In the movie: And as soon as Snape realises that Harry might be in possession of his potions book, he questions and tries to get the book (which Harry hides in the room of requirement for fear of Snape ...


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You're quite right: Dumbledore already knew that Voldemort had created Horcruxes. Your confusion may stem from the fact that the word "Horcrux" isn't mentioned in the altered memory, whereas it is in the book. But there's no question that he knew about them. What Dumbledore didn't know - and what he suspected Slughorn knew - was how many Horcruxes Voldemort ...


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This answer is one giant spoiler, and most spoilers are there in the open. Sorry, there's no way to do it without them. Snape had to kill Dumbledore. Firstly, because it was an act of mercy for Dumbledore, as he was already dying, first from the curse he received when he put on the Gaunt ring, and second when he drank the ...


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The way I understood the scene, Luna was able to see the wrackspurts around him. I see it being similar to how flies might be circling an invisible trash can. Luna's beliefs in such things may be considered insane by most of the wizarding community, but I guess that's just how they decided to do the scene. Therefore, I would say it's a plot inconsistency/...


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While the (lack of) protection of the cloak's wearer from the spells was well explained in KeyBrd's answer, the invisibility was not, so I'd like to address that. It was established throughout the books that the cloak is an exceptional one, not losing its properties, etc. However, some devices can penetrate it. One of them is Moody's magical eye, as ...


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A purely speculative answer. To qualify for Newt Potions they would have had to have received high grades in their previous year (during the events of The Order of the Phoenix). At that time Professor Snape was potions master. It's well known that Snape played favourites and often made exceptions for Slytherin children who's parents were associated with "...


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Thats a movie thing (I agree... with @TylerShads about the filmmakers trying to be comical) it affects them all equally in the books. Harry mentions smelling a flowery smell and then smelling it again later as Ginny walks up. It has a different aroma for everyone who smells it, reminding each person of the things that they find most attractive, even if ...


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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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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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It appears as if Ginny took the opportunity while Lupin and Tonks were trying to control the fire and jumped over it, that's all.


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I don't think ring specifically opened up for Ginny. She just jumped out of it at an instant when Lupin and Tonks were trying to create an opening.


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The movie diverges quite significantly from the book in this area. The movie script of the first (edited) memory contains this dialog: Tom Riddle: I was in the library the other night. In the restricted section. And I picked something rather odd about this rare magic. I thought perhaps, you could illuminate me. It's called, as I understand it, Hor... ...


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Probably From Pottetmore, the purpose of Morsmordre is: [To cast] a giant skull with a serpent's tongue into the clouds for all to see Considering Voldemort's ultimate goal was to 'put muggles in their place', it makes sense that the Dark Mark would be visible to everyone. Making it non visible to muggles wouldn't be as effective if you're trying to ...


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If I remember correctly, in the books, it's Tonks who got Harry off the train. She did so with the use of a spell, the same way Malfoy petrified him. While it is completely possible to still affect the person wearing the cloak with spells, it's also feasible she could have used the glasses to "see" Harry.


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