DADA - or Defense Against Dark Arts - is a fictional magical class taught to magical users in Harry Potter univers of J.K. Rowling.

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Was Snape better at Potions or Defence Against the Dark Arts? [closed]

We know Snape has been an excellent Potions-master at Hogwarts and he has always wanted to be the DADA teacher Given that he is also Would he be considered better at Defence Against the Dark ...
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How does the curse in DADA works?

The facts: The job was cursed. Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position? Oh, he definitely wanted the Defence Against the Dark ...
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Did Dumbledore have a plan when he made Snape the DADA teacher?

As confirmed by this question, Dumbledore knew that the Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA) position was cursed by Voldemort so that no professor would hold the position for more than one year. That ...
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In what year did Voldemort curse the DADA job

Dumbledore tells us that DADA professor job at Hogwarts was cursed - no teacher lasted for more than a year - ever since Voldemort was denied the position. "Oh, he definitely wanted the Defence ...
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Is there a canon confirmation of why Dumbledore never gave Snape DADA teaching job?

We know from the books that Severus Snape always wanted DADA teaching position. Is there any canon (books/interviews/pottermore) confirmation of why exactly Dumbledore didn't want that to happen in ...
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Did Professor Snape teach Harry's 6th year class any DADA skills that came in useful in the rest of the series?

Snape was clearly a competent DADA teacher (as opposed to some of the others before him). Is there any example in canon (books/Pottermore/interviews, or even movies) that show unambiguously one of ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore remove Quirrell from DADA teaching when he realized something was wrong with him?

In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", from Snape's memory that Harry views, we learn that Dumbledore had misgivings about Quirrell, when he said to Snape: Keep an eye on Quirrell, won't you? ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore assign someone with a clue to be a DADA Professor in the first year

Based on answers to this SFF question, it seems that Quirrell was not a very good candidate for DADA professorship - a book-smart "delicate" guy. Yes, he was - as per Hagrid - "brilliant". But if ...
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Did “Defense against the Dark Arts” before Barty Crouch teach any actual Defense against the Dark Arts?

Looking at what the DADA classes taught, prior to Barty Couch Jr. taking the position in Harry's fourth year, it seems to me that the class should have been called "Defense against Dangerous ...
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Who's In Charge Of DADA 19 Years Later?

Seeing that Defense Against the Dark Arts is a crucial subject, both in Harry's life as well as a part of the school-going wizard's curriculum, it must be in the hands of a good professor. Is it ...
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Why was Quirrell appointed DADA Professor?

Quirrell was a nervous and "fragile" student (reference). This seems to be someone qualified to may be study Charms, but had I been in a position of authority, he shouldn't have been allowed anywhere ...
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Did Dumbledore know what was going on in DADA during year 4?

So, did Dumbledore know what was going on in Defense Against the Dark Arts class during Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts? I have a hard time believing that Dumbledore would have allowed the ...
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Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position?

So, everyone and their formidable Grandmother believes that DADA position at Hogwarts is cursed so that anyone taking it only lasts a year at most. Some people who know more than others, might ...
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Was Quirell the Defense against the Dark Arts teacher for more than one year?

It's well seen throughout the series that there is a "curse" on the DADA teacher position, that no one can hold that post for more than a year. But it seems like Quirrell has been around for longer ...