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From what I remember about the books and the films, Hermione only gets given the Time Turner device in her third year at Hogwarts. She was given it, with the permission of the Ministry of Magic, so that she could attend two sets of lessons at once. In this link, you can see that she stated that the pressure of using it to do twice as much work became too ...


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I'm not going to repeat the excellent plot oriented answers - but its my opinion that JKR probably realized that freely available and controllable time travel can critically damage your ability to make a problem that cannot be simply resolved by the protagonist. Magic itself has that problem too - but at least she can put limits on the magic and the fact ...


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From reading the books I'd say that in a sense a Time-Turner can't really be used to change the past at all. In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione use the Time-Turner around midnight to travel back three hours in time, endeavoring to save Sirius and Buckbeak. However, everything they do in these three hours has already happened: At the end of ...


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Because he knew that Lupin is a werewolf because of Hermione. Hermione: He's a werewolf! That's why he's been missing classes. Lupin: How long have you known? Hermione: Since Professor Snape set the essay. A werewolf can hurt his dear ones without knowing and transforming into a werewolf is very painful too. Since Harry knew he is just having ...


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It was not a reindeer but a stag. Harry Potter's Patronus is a stag. Harry and Hermione travel back in time to when they were standing on the other side of the lake. Future-Harry sees that Dementors are sucking the souls of Harry and Sirius and casts the Patronus. This Patronus is in the form of a stag. Hence Past-Harry sees a stag on other side of the lake....


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It was Harry potter's Patronus. He creates the Patronus for protection from the Dementors. After future Harry came from time travel, he realized during the process that he has to save himself, he created the Patronus to help it past form. From chapter 21 in wikia After two hours, following Lupin's transformation, Harry decides they need to head back to ...


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It is the sneakoscope that Ron gives to Harry; the angle in the image you display makes it look like a ball, but it's a poor perspective. It actually is a top, with the silver portion being the top's point and the clear sides tapering down towards it. The scene where Harry initially receives it from Ron was cut from the theatrical release but included on the ...


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If someone is afraid of boggarts and since nobody knows what exactly a boggart look like, it is possible that boggart will take the shape as they imagine. If you assume it to be a fearing creature, it will be the same. If you have no image in mind, then the boggart will be invisible to you. There have been debate over this topic across the internet. Here ...


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I could answer why they didn't want to be seen in the first place, but your question is specifically why they didn't want to be seen "when they were invisible anyway", to which the answer is simply: They were not invisible. At no point during the Time-Turner trip are they invisible. They don't have the Invisibility Cloak, and they don't cast any ...


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There is no "first timeline"; there's only one timeline, in which Harry has always saved himself from the Dementors. "I knew I could do it this time," said Harry, "because I'd already done it. . . . Does that make sense?" Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, chapter 21: "Hermione's Secret" Different writers have different ideas of how time-...


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I can not recall exactly where or when but I vividly remember that Dumbledore once told Harry that playing with time can be a very dangerous act and it can trap the time abuser in something like a Time Loop (for whatever it is!). But in my own opinion time traveling is one those matters that if not dealt with correctly and thoroughly can become one of ...


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They were never supposed to apply the Dementor's Kiss to any of the Hogwarts students. So that Dementor was acting out of line. According to the Harry Potter wikia: They seemed to be particularly attracted to Harry because, due to his miserable childhood and many bad memories, he was particularly vulnerable to their influence. In other words, the ...


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I couldn't find a definitive answer for you, but the wizarding world tends to use more old-fashioned units and technologies. Foolscap folio was the traditional writing paper size prior to the introduction of A4 in the UK. Foolscap folio is 8.5 x 13.5 inches - almost two inches longer than A4 and certainly quite a bit longer than US Letter. So two scrolls ...


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I would guess it will keep it's regular appearance. It has one, since Moody can recognize one through the wall in the 5th book, and it was not transformed since it was not seeing Moody atm. Check the discussion at scifi. However, there doesn't seem to be some official answer to a boggart's true shape.


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Why do dementors attack Harry during the Quidditch match? Well, dementors feed on the happiness of other people, and leave them with sad memories after they suck out all the happiness. Since everybody was cheering at that time and dementors thought for getting food, they left to attack during Quidditch match. However, they were not there to attack Harry ...


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There are a couple of reasons why didn't the Ministry pick him up. There are many rules in real life, but usually, authorities relax those rules in certain cases like when the deed is not that serious and let the accused go with just a little warning. The same thing happened here. The Ministry is not gonna punish every kid who practices small spells ...


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She returned it. Hermione Granger got one from Professor McGonagall to attend more classes in her third year than time would allow. Since McGonagall made her swear to not tell anyone about it, she did not mention it to Harry Potter or Ron Weasley until the end of the school year, when she and Harry used it to travel back in time and save Sirius Black and ...


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I believe that the time tuner cannot surpass reminding over a day. On a replica timer tuner I own it has inscribed on it: "I count the hours, every one. Yet have I to outrun the sun." I think this means that the time tuner doesn't have the power to go back a day's time. All magic has its limits right?


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If just say Harry had travelled back to when Tom Riddle was young and killed him, Harry would have no way of getting back to the present time as it appears the Time Turner only allows people to go back and no forward. This would result in Harry being old by the time he is supposed to be in Hogwarts. So if this was to work then one individual would have to ...


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Dementors: The dementors are a phantom species who, as their name suggests, gradually deprive human minds of happiness and intelligence. In Prisoner of Azkaban, the dementors are attracted to the Quidditch match because of the huge crowd and the excitement in the air. Dementors look for happiness and suck out the happiness of a person. The dementors reach ...


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I don't think I'll be able to explain the theory of time travel in my answer but it all comes down to Temporal Paradox Time travel creates a timeline which doesn't have a starting or an ending point (closed loop) which means that had the time turner not been present, Harry would have died. The cause and effect are both dependent on each other. So, Harry ...


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Going by the other answer that says it can't outrun the sun, so, no more than 24 hours. There's still the question, why didn't they go back and save Sirius from his death. Lets assume that it was possible, why wasn't it done? The cheap answer is that they didn't have the time turner. It was presumably locked away in Hogwards for safe keepng and not ...


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Here's a practical answer. In Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione move the time turner three times to go three hours in the past. By the time Tom Riddle turned into Voldemort, he was probably 18. So anyone who wants to kill Voldemort would have to move the time turner for 10*365*24 times, in order to kill Tom Riddle who wasn't powerful at all when he ...


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Here's a hypothesis since it is not stated in the book. I believe even with magic a person cannot go back in time before their birth. Also may be the time turner is simply a magical object that isn't as powerful enough to move far back in time. But that's just hypothesis, only real facts are that it has mental effects on the user. Like Hermione getting ...


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The dementor was never trying to give harry the kiss. the same thing happened to harry as happened to everyone else: he relived his bad memories and felt cold. This was not an attempt to kiss harry. the dementors were only focused on harry because he had such sad memories, and dementors feed off of them


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During Prisoner of Azkaban, the Dementors were supposed to guard Hogwarts Grounds against Sirius Black. Evidently, they went to the trouble of checking the train which was occupied by Harry, and they thought he was Sirius Black. Enough time and Dementors would make you mentally damaged and/or take away your soul via the Kiss. However, Remus Lupin was there ...


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I believe the book mentions serious consequences. On Pottermore: Firstly, I had Dumbledore and Hermione emphasise how dangerous it would be to be seen in the past, to remind the reader that there might be unforeseen and dangerous consequences as well as solutions in time travel. If you follow time travel logic, you know from the first run that Harry and ...


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Because a werewolf has no control over themselves if they turn. However, some of the worst effects can be mitigated by consuming Wolfsbane Potion, which allows a werewolf to retain his or her human mind while transformed, thus freeing him or her from the worry of harming other humans or themselves. But Lupin had not taken his potion that day. So, he lost ...


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They were destroyed. In the scene in the Department of Ministries in OotP we hear that they are destroyed (this is from the book). The baby-headed Death Eater was screaming and banging into things, toppling grandfather clocks and overturning desks, bawling and confused, while the glass cabinet that Harry now suspected had contained Time-Turners continued ...


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It's obviously not possible because even if they killed Voldemort when he was Tom riddle in the past, He would live on in the present time because the time turner only alters the events never changes the outcome. If we consider Sirius being kissed by the Dementors as in the movies, Harry never did anything to alter that. He was kissed a second time too. But ...


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