Fictional characters in the Harry Potter universe. Dementors are the sinister, soul sucking guards of Azkaban, the Wizarding worlds prison for magic users.

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Why didn't Dumbledore say at the trial that he'd given Harry permission?

We know from the conversation in the beginning of Half-Blood Prince that the headmaster could allow students to do magic outside Hogwarts. ‘Keep your wand at the ready, Harry,’ he [Dumbledore] ...
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Harry Potter - How can Dementors be trusted to guard Azkaban?

When Dementors are introduced to the canon, they are said to be the guards of the wizard prison Azkaban. It would seem, comparing to regular real-world prisons, that their duties would be to a) ...
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Is Harry's boggart still a Dementor?

Every HP fan knows Harry's boggart was a Dementor. Dementors can make you relive your most fearful memories. Harry's was exceptionally fearful/tragic. That's why he was so affected by them, and ...
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What did Dudley hear when attacked by the Dementors?

I've been re-reading the Harry Potter books over the last month, and this particular question occurred to me when reading the start of Order of the Phoenix. The following quote sums it up rather ...
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How did Fudge know that the Dementor tried to kiss Harry?

In "Prisoner of Azkaban" chapter 20 ("The Dementor's Kiss"), Harry and Hermione follow Sirius to the lake, where they get surrounded by dementors. Harry's Patronus is unsuccessful, and one of the ...
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Does physical contact (by a person) with a cast Patronus shield negatively influence the effectiveness of the Expecto Patronum spell?

When a Patronus confronts a Dementor, the protective Patronus spell appears to be a solid shield. Thinking about a combined Dark Wizard/Dementor attack against Harry made me wonder if physical contact ...
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Did the Dementors Affect the Death Eaters in Azkaban?

Did the Dementors affect the Death Eaters in Azkaban? Samantha: Was Snape the only Death Eater who could produce a full Patronus? J.K. Rowling: Yes, because a Patronus is used against things ...
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How Do Dementors Communicate with Wizards?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, while Harry is eavesdropping on the group of adults discussing Sirius Black in The Three Broomsticks, Madam Rosmerta objects to the Minister for Magic ...
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What would happen if all escape paths of Dementors are blocked by Patronus Charm?

When Patronus Charm is spelled, Dementors escape. Its possible that many wizards could cast that spell from all directions to block all escape paths of Dementors. What would happen then? Would ...
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Is it possible for dementors to be contained?

I'm trying to reconcile two quotes of JKR. Mainly that dementors can't be destroyed: J.K. Rowling: You cannot destroy Dementors, though you can limit their numbers if you eradicate the ...
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Would Muggle chocolate work on the effects of Dementors?

I'm not sure this is ever addressed in the books, but would chocolate made by Muggles work against the effects of Dementors, or would only wizard/witch produced chocolate have an effect? Why or why ...
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Is the world doomed?

In answering a question about Dementors having magic, David Stratton referenced a J.K. Rowling quote, included below. Cornersoul: So what happens to all the dementors where will they go will ...
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Do Dementors Have Magic?

Are Dementors magical creatures with inherent magical powers? Or do their powers of despair, depression, cold, and hopelessness come from their eternally soulless existence? Do we ever see Dementors ...