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In the books, there's absolutely no canon evidence that the ceiling of the Great Hall "reacts to evil". It's simply enchanted to mirror the actual sky outside (a point that is repeated throughout the series); there was a storm - totally unconnected to "Moody" (Barty Crouch Jr. using Polyjuice potion) - raging outside on the first day of term in Harry's ...


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The stone was inside the mirror; the mirror was an added layer of protection for the Stone. The mirror was in fact the only part of the defenses that posed any real trouble for Quirrel; this is evident from what we see in the book: "Now, wait quietly, Potter. I need to examine this interesting mirror." It was only then that Harry realized what was ...


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There have been many instances in the HP universe where the sorting hat has made a decision almost instantly on making contact with the student's head. Draco and his selection to Slytherin is one such case. It could be because of a string of reasons. Prominent among them would be his lineage. He comes from a historically long line of Slytherins. The ...


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I would wager that it was a combination of factors. Money/time constraints - the budget on a movie that already has a lot of special fx does not stretch endlessly. Plus, the scene would take some time, having to show the fires at the doors, reading (maybe more than once) the poem, showing the potions, having the characters take time to figure it out, etc ...


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Well he doesn't just "fall down and pass out"....the knight he is riding is effectively blown up. He's thrown off quite forcibly and hits the ground hard. In fact this is slightly different from the actual novel where Ron is actually struck He stepped forward, and the white queen pounced. She struck Ron hard across the ...


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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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Here is an answer from Sister Site Science Fiction & Fantasy: There could be two possible answers to this: 1) The possible answer could be Legilimency. Voldemort was highly skilled in the art of Legilimency. Here is a quote of Harry Potter Wiki: "Voldemort has used Legilimency extensively, both wandlessly and nonverbally, to enter the minds of ...


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You are bringing up an interesting aspect of Muggle / Magic interaction. There are aspects to a magical person’s awareness that lets them see things that Muggles do not (or cannot). The entrance to Platform 9-3/4 is one of them. The entrance to Diagon Alley is another. The phone booth entrance to the Ministry of Magic is yet another. One second a magical ...


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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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If muggles were to watch a wizard disappearing at a stone wall, they would for sure be astonished (at least). But there is a guard at the train station that takes care, that muggles don't see that happening (and probably he is able to do the obliviate- spell, but this is never stated anywhere). You can read about the guard in Harry Potter and the ...


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