Harry Potter, the highest-earning book series of all time, consists of seven fantasy novels by British author J. K. Rowling, 8 full length feature films, and 3 supplementary works. The subject is the titular character's journey in a school for Witches and Wizards, fighting against a Dark Lord he is ...

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How Would a Witch/Wizard Repair Hogwarts?

The damages after the Battle of Hogwarts in 1998 was severely extensive. Most of the castle was in ruins by the end, and it did not look the same at all. In the "19 Years Later" portion of the series, ...
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Where did Harry get his hair cut at Hogwarts?

In the first book, it's mentioned several times that Harry's hair grows quickly. I don't remember he exact quote, but i remember something like 'he must have gotten more haircuts than all the other ...
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Did Harry and his friends receive the Order of Merlin after Voldemort’s defeat?

After the death of Voldemort, was the Order of Merlin awarded to Harry, Ron, Hermione and also their friends? Is there any reference for it?
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Why does Hogwarts always start on the 1st September?

We all know that Hogwarts begins on the 1st September. Is there a reason given that it's always the same date, leading to various days of the week? In 1991 and 1996 it was a Sunday! I am a teacher ...
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Untraced magic inside the Dursley house?

I have the following question: As we very well know, the Ministry of Magic can detect magic in proximity of minors (like the hovercharm in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets or the Patronus in ...
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Content of Hogwarts Letters Received by Students at Beginning of Term

I wanted to know that through his 6 years of education Harry received letters from Hogwarts at the beginning of his term and if Hogwarts wasn't taken over by death eaters he would still receive a ...
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Where did Voldemort's soul appear?

After killing Voldemort in his original body (before he created a new one from Adam's rib Wormtail's hand spiced with Harry's blood) by the rebound Killing curse, his soul was ripped from his body, ...
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Would Voldemort have lost his powers if he hadn't made so many horcruxes?

I am currently rereading all the books, and a previously overlooked yet certainly key distinction keeps coming up: the reason for Harry's survival vs. the reason for Voldemort's loss of power. In ...
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Could Voldemort use a Fidelius Charm to protect his Horcruxes? [duplicate]

The way I understand the Fidelius Charm, it will keep a place from being discovered as long as the keeper doesn't divulge its location. I am a little unsure about if the keeper can hide in that place ...
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Why didn't Harry want to be placed in Slytherin?

I just read a question regarding Slytherin, then I searched around and found this question and corresponding answers: How far can a Hogwarts student persuade the Sorting Hat? This brings up another ...
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Do Goblins and Elves use different spells and charms other than witches and wizards?

Filius Flitwick a part-goblin, part-wizard taught charms at Hogwarts so we can assume that goblins and elves may cast same charms and spells which witches and wizards do. But it is mentioned several ...
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Can the magic which resides in objects be put into spells?

Can a person create a spell which has the same effect as a magical object? For instance, could a wizard create a spell that, like te mirror of erised, shows the caster (or his target) that which they ...
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What was the scene in King's Cross all about?

After being cursed by Voldemort for the second time, Harry spiritually goes to King's Cross and talks to Dumbledore. Is it like a coming back to life scene or is it caused by the dying Horcrux (or ...
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Aren't there 8 Horcruxes? [duplicate]

In a memory of Dumbledore's, Tom Riddle asks Slughorn about Horcruxes. He says that he wants to split his soul into seven pieces. But Harry is the seventh and unintended one. So aren't there 8 ...
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Why didn't they use the pensieve after the Triwizard Tournament?

In Goblet of Fire, after the last task why didn't they simply use the pensieve to restore Harry's memory instead of making him relive the events? Wouldn't this provide valuable evidence to make ...
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Does Golpalott's Third Law actually specify how to construct an antidote?

Does Golpalott's Third Law merely state generically that: "The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components" ... or does ...
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Death Penalties using Avada Kedavra in the wizarding world

Is there any possible occurrence or canonical reference that the wizarding world has an option of the death penalty by Avada Kedavra? Has anyone been sentenced to death in Azkaban by the Ministry of ...
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Is there magical science?

I know someone had a question about whether or not the magic from Harry Potter had science behind it[1]. What I want to know, however, is what is the magical view on Muggle science. What do wizards ...
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What kind of music do wizards/witches listen to?

So I was laying in bed, looking at my Gryffindor poster, and then I looked on the other side of the room to my Beatles poster and a question popped into my mind. Do wizards and witches listen to ...
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How effective is *accio*? [duplicate]

So, in the books we see the spell accio being used a few times to bring forth a desired object to the caster. However, we also see that to get the desired effect, one doesn't have to be too accurate ...
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Harry Potter Universe - Why not attach a wand to a contraption around hand? [closed]

Like in the Assassin's Creed games, why wouldn't a wizard attach his wand to a contraption tied around his wrist that would be retractable? This would serve three purposes: The wand is always at ...
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Why don't other dead people appear to have a lightning scar? [duplicate]

In the first Harry Potter book/movie it is revealed to Harry how he got his lightning scar by actually surviving the Avada Kedavera curse. If the Avada Kedavera curse inflicts a lightning shaped scar ...
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How could Harry do Lumos without touching his wand in OotP?

I was wondering how come Harry was able to do Lumos without touching his wand in OotP. I remember that he tried to do magic without his wand before (or afterwards), and he couldn't. Sorry if this is ...
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Could Quidditch end in a tie?

Say that, at any given moment during a Quidditch match, Team A has 150 points and Team B has 0 points. Then, in the next moment, Team B's Seeker has caught the Snitch. Both teams now have 150 points ...
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Did the Ministry of Magic use the Imperius curse for spying?

So, I figure this is something the dark lord would use, and the dark side in general. By using the Imperius curse on someone who worked for the enemy, one could gather information by forcing this ...
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What is the basis for Harry to call Dumbledore the “best teacher”?

“I was safer at Hogwarts. I think I was a good teacher —” “You were the best —” (Deathly Hallows, Chapter 35, "King's Cross") That seems like a completely inappropriate statement, coming out ...
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How do Muggle Wars affect the magical world?

This came up to me while I was reading the question about Magical being using firearms in battle to raise their power (which I think I have a good answer for, but it's too long to fit in this ...
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Do wizards who marry Muggles have to either get permission, or at least officially notify, MoM?

Do wizards who marry Muggles have to either get permission, or at least officially notify, MoM? Presumably, this is a situation that involves a high chance of (usually intentional) revealing of ...
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Did Dumbledore know that Harry would have to sacrifice himself from the very beginning?

Based on the following interchange between Harry and Dumbledore in the pivotal "King's Cross" chapter of Deathly Hallows, I was wondering when exactly Dumbledore put together that Harry would have to ...
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How important is pronunciation in spellcasting?

How important is the actual pronunciation of magic words in Harry Potter? To that end, what if there was a deaf-mute Wizard, or a wizard who had his throat ripped out by a werewolf? Or if you had a ...
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Time Turner Problem - See Yourself

There is a question I wanted to ask some Time ago and I'm not quite sure it hasn't been answered already. In fact if so, i did not find something. At the moment I do not have the books with me, but I ...
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Was Voldemort susceptible to the Imperius Curse?

Could he have devised safeguards against it or been powerful enough to resist the effects? Could the Horcruxes have any bearing on its effect over him?
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What happens to a living Horcrux that reproduces?

Related perhaps to the question asking broadly why a living being would be a poor Horcrux choice, but more specifically: what would happen if it reproduced? Would the resulting baby have a piece of ...
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Identifying Harry Potter fanfiction

Years ago, I read an HP fanfiction on fanfiction.net. It was really a very long, well thought out story, so I'm wondering if it didn't get published. It started with Harry living with the Dursleys. ...
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Neville Longbottom, Accidental magic

When did Neville discover he wasn't actually a squib, when Uncle Algie dropped him out of the window and he bounced down the road? Year preferably, or a more specific date
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Hogwart drop outs and held back

Based on another question, squib (and intuitively, muggles) won't be accepted into Hogwarts. Admittance to Hogwarts is controlled by the Quill of Acceptance and the Book of Admittance. You name ...
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Why did Snape stupefy Flitwick?

The night the dark mark was cast upon the astronomy tower in Half-Blood Prince, Professor Snape stunned Professor Flitwick before joining the battle. “Outside Snape’s office, yes,” whispered ...
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Why is 11 the age of admission to Hogwarts?

On the Harry Potter Wiki page for Hogwarts, it has the following to say about first years: First years are typically eleven to twelve years of age. Simple question then: is it ever explained ...
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Was Harry related to Salazar Slytherin?

The Potters and the Gaunts are both said to have descended from the Peverell brothers. Voldemort came from the Gaunt line and was the heir of Salazar Slytherin. Was Harry also the same. Or is it that ...
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How has no one else ever survived the Killing Curse before Harry?

In the Harry Potter books, we learn that Harry survives the Killing Curse thanks to his mother's willingness to sacrifice herself for him. This causes the curse to backfire on Voldemort, and leaves ...
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Did Dumbledore believe that Voldemort was redeemable?

Did Dumbledore ever express his opinions on whether or not he believed Voldemort to be able to find redemption after all that he had done? I've searched for quotes from Dumbledore regarding ...
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How did Molly Weasley make sauce out of nothing if Gamp's Law states that this is impossible?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, when the kids and Arthur get the The Burrow from Privet Drive and Molly is cooking and raging about Fred and George's shenanigans, the following occurs: ...
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Why do wizards trust Gringotts goblins?

Why do wizards, particularly pure-blood families like the Malfoys and LeStranges entrust their treasures, money and prized possessions to goblins? Bellatrix treats Griphook very badly, generally ...
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Wouldn't one of the horcruxes need to be used up in Voldemort's resurrection? [duplicate]

I wonder if the number of horcruxes is correct - Harry destroyed the diary, ring, cup, Nagini, locket, diadem and one in himself leaving Voldemort with one piece. Shouldn't one be used in book 4? ...
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Is it necessary for the Patronus and Animagus forms to be the same? [duplicate]

Minerva McGonagall's Animagus form is a cat. Her Patronus is also a cat. We know that James Potter was a stag Animagus, and his Patronus was a stag as well. I'm not sure if Sirius Black's Patronus ...
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What would have happened if Neville was the Chosen One? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoneix, Dumbledore tells Harry that two boys satisfied the prophecy - Harry himself and Neville Longbottom. However, the events of the book happen only because ...
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What was James Potter's animagus form?

"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban": And that's how we came to write the Marauder's Map, and sign it with our nicknames. Sirius is Padfoot. Peter is Wormtail. James was Prongs." "What ...
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How do people make magical items in harry potter [duplicate]

I always wondered how did James Potter and Sirius Black created Maurader's Map? My question applies to other items such as weasley' clock .
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Where is Harry's Extended Family? [duplicate]

So, In Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone (movie, at least) it is mentioned that the Dursleys are the only family that Harry Potter has got to take care of him, despite their abusive nature. How ...
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Did Harry Potter buy a new wand after the war?

In the film 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II' we don't see Harry buy himself a new wand after the war, nor do we see him using the Elder Wand to repair his old wand (as he did in the novel). ...