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

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How much does post-GoF Voldemort remember about events in PS?

Is there any canon evidence of exactly how much does post-GoF Voldemort remember about events in PS (e.g. what happened when he occupied the insides of Quirrell's turban)?
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If Harry was entered into a tournament of 3 schools, under a fourth school, why was he not rejected? [duplicate]

I've just read this question, which highlights how the goblet was fooled. But why do the teachers allow it? DVK makes the analogy that it is like a program with a bug. But if a bug presents an ...
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Were the Headmasters of Hogwarts prohibited from teaching?

Did any of the Headmasters of Hogwarts ever teach after becoming Headmaster? Were there any constraints which prevented them from teaching?
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Who/what replaced the Dementors at Azkaban?

It would be foolish to trust the Dementors after they sided with Voldemort, but somebody's got to guard Azkaban- was this ever adressed?
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How do the four Keirseyan temperaments ( Rational, Idealist, Artisan, Guardian) correlate with the four Hogwarts houses? [on hold]

This chart attempts to show the houses where a person of a particular Keirseyan temperament is likely to feel most at home. As you can see, it's very flexible and not perfect, as some ...
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Snape and the killing of harry's parents

Why did Snape kill Harry's parents I've asked all of my friends and searched all of google so why did he do it
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Was Voldemort allowed to visit Hogsmeade while in school?

We know that in order for third-years and up to be allowed to visit the village of Hogsmeade, they must present a form duly signed by their parent or guardian. When Harry’s guardians, the Dursleys, ...
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Harry Potter Book hole [duplicate]

Why couldn't Harry always see threasles because he saw his parents (Lily and James) die before the 1st year ? He saw Cedric die, but that was the 4th year. What about years 2,3,and the beginning of 4 ...
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Where had Lupin taught before Hogwarts?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry, Hermione, and Ron get on the Hogwarts Express, the only nearly empty compartment they can find is the one in which Remus Lupin is sleeping. They do not recognise ...
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In the parchment the Goblet of Fire spit out, why wasn't the school name there?

In the Goblet of Fire, students were supposed to put their name and the name of their school in the Parchment they put inside the Goblet. It is clearly stated that Fred wrote "Fred Weasly, Hogwarts", ...
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Is “No one stops being a Death Eater” canon?

This is a short question. In the movie Goblet of Fire, Sirius says to Harry, "No one stops being a Death Eater!" when speaking to Harry about the dangers surrounding the Triwizard Tournament. Is ...
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Do wizards carry backup wands [duplicate]

In not-magic world (especially in movies), spies and cops often carry a backup gun in case they are disarmed during combat (the famous gun in the sock). There are many examples in the books where a ...
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How do you measure magical ability in the Harry Potter series? [on hold]

In the world of Harry Potter, various wizards are described as being "powerful". Harry had been a year old the night that Voldemort – the most powerful Dark wizard for a century, a wizard who ...
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Effects of Polyjuice Potion on the Pregnant [duplicate]

Some friends and I were swapping hypothetical scenarios regarding the Potter universe. Polyjuice potion, of course, brought up a number of interesting questions, but perhaps the most unsettling was ...
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Why did Snape looking at Harry Potter cause his scar to hurt?

In The Philosopher's Stone, when Harry is at the start of year feast, he looks at the teachers' table and sees Quirell talking to Snape. Snape then looks past Quirell and at Harry, at which point ...
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What’s with the second troll in Philosopher’s Stone?

I am basing this on the assumption that trolls in the Potterverse require at least somewhat regular eating. They are said to have a fondness for human flesh, and presumably creatures of that size ...
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Who out of George and Fred Weasley was born first?

Is there anything in the books about whether Fred or George is older?
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Who were James Potter's family? [duplicate]

In the whole series we never know who were Harry's grandparents. He sees them in that magical mirror in the first book but it does not ever occur to him to ask about them from anyone. He never wonders ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore modify the Dursleys' memories so that they wouldn't hurt Harry so much? [duplicate]

In the books it is mentioned many times that Harry has to live at the Dursleys' because of the protection charm but was all the hardship he went through during his years of living with them necessary ...
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What made Dobby think that knocking Harry with Bludger could work?

In the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets book, Dobby enchanted a Bludger to knock Harry in Quidditch match. Well, he didn't want to kill him. He actually wanted to save him by injuring him. ...
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Why do people still refer to Voldemort as “Lord”?

I'm aware that Voldemort named himself, as an anagram of Tom Riddle, so Lord fits, however why do people still use this? Lord is a title, given to, well... lords. I know Harry and Dumbledore often ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore secretly come back as ghost to assist Harry and good guys?

Dumbledore set up his own death as a part of big plan. He died successfully. Why didn't he come back as ghost "secretly"? His ghost couldn't use spells, but he would still likely have retained ...
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Why does the last Harry Potter movie have Muggle fighting?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie, why do we see Harry and Voldemort punching, hitting and throwing each other? That is Muggle fighting, which I think was not acceptable in the ...
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Can Squibs see Dementors? [duplicate]

In the beginning of Order of Phoenix, Mrs Figg tells Harry not to put his wand away as "there might be more of them around". I assumed she could see the Dementors. (They didn't attack her, so the ...
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What did Ron tell Malfoy to do?

Anyone that has read the Harry Potter series knows that J.K Rowling doesn't actually use precise swear words in her books. She may say something along the lines of, "He swore loudly," or, "He said ...
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Did Rowling give Neville the family name Longbottom as a joke/funny name as part of his initial image

Is the family name of Neville a funny one that is actually part of the his "image" in the first books? I'm asking this from the point of view of a non-British and a non-English native speaker. ...
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Was Voldemort's name ever used as a swear word?

Since Voldemort's name was considered the embodiment of all things evil, was he ever used as a swear word or a similar cuss? In many books and franchises evil beings are used in curses, such as in one ...
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Can the Time-Turner be used to go to the future? [duplicate]

I know there is no mention of a Time-Turner ever being used to go to the future in the books. But is it possible? Is it ever mentioned that Time-Turners can be used only for reversing time?
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What happened during Dumbledore's escape?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore uses a spell to knock out the ministry wizards in his office in order to escape. A streak of silver light flashed around the room. There ...
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Which Harry Potter video games have approval and oversight from J.K.Rowling?

There are a ton of Harry Potter video games out right now, movie games, LEGO games, and others. Which games, if any, have had input by J.K. Rowling, and/or had nods of approval?
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What's the relationship of Harry Potter Trading Card Game to J. K. Rowling?

The Wikia page doesn't seem to reflect on canonicity level of Harry Potter Trading Card Game. For myself, I'm defining canonicity on two independent axis: How much input did J. K. Rowling have into ...
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What causes Harry to talk to snakes? [duplicate]

What causes Harry Potter to talk to snakes? In the last book there is a reference to this: Tell him that on the night Lord Voldemort tried to kill him, when Lily cast her own life between them as ...
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Are gargoyles a magic species, jinxed stone or something else in Harry Potter?

The two stone gargoyles that usually guarded the entrance to the staffroom had been smashed apart by a jinx that had sailed through another broken window. Their remains stirred feebly on the floor, ...
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Why didn't anyone notice that Harry's hogwarts letter was first addresed to the cupboard under the stairs?

It looked like professor McGonagall signed and sealed the letters and therefore should have noticed exactley where it was being sent to, but still no one went to check on him. They just kept on ...
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Why did Voldemort change his name when he didn't want people to call his name?

I am aware of my another question Why did Tom Riddle change his name to Voldemort? This question is different. Most people in Wizarding World call Voldemort You-Know-Who, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named ...
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Harry Potter magic question [closed]

In the Harry Potter series, I have always wanted to ask, is magic a mental ability in the series that is developed and harnessed in the Hogwarts School, or is it the magical equivalent of technology?
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Why would Harry call Voldemort Riddle?

“Severus Snape wasn’t yours,” said Harry. “Snape was Dumbledore’s, Dumbledore’s from the moment you started hunting down my mother. And you never realized it, because of the thing you can’t ...
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Why did Voldemort kill James Potter?

I know that Voldemort wanted to kill Harry because of Trelawney's prophecy, but why did he kill James Potter when it was Lily Potter that was protecting Harry?
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Why is Potterwatch's security like this?

Potterwatch is a clandestine radio program: “Potterwatch, didn’t I tell you that’s what it was called? The program I keep trying to get on the radio, the only one that tells the truth about ...
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How did Snape muster the emotional ability necessary to kill Dumbledore?

How did Snape muster the emotional ability necessary to kill Dumbledore? In Order of the Phoenix, Bellatrix tells Harry that in order to execute an Unforgivable Curse, one has to truly want to ...
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Dumbledore's elder wand

In the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, When was the wand actually put into the grave? Did someone later reopen the grave?!
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What happens when you lose the keys to your vault at Gringotts?

After someone loses their key, do they issue a new key? I was wondering how the process works because there's no ID proof in the magic world. What if I go to Gringotts in the form of Harry (using ...
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Harry Potter questions always wanted to know [closed]

In the Harry Potter series, do OWLs and NEWTs measure a wizard/witch's level of magical ability? Also, is magic a mental ability? What is the Muggle (real-life) equivalent of magic in our world?
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Did Voldemort ever learn that Snape was Dumbledore's guy?

After Snape killed Dumbledore, Snape became one of closest to Voldemort. In the end, Voldemort killed Snape only because he wanted the allegiance of Elder Wand (and, he was mistaken about the rules). ...
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Why does Dumbledore trust Snape? [duplicate]

Snape was once a Death Eater. After Voldemort killed Lily, Snape joined the team of Dumbledore. Fine. They also worked together for years. Fine Again. But, what made Dumbledore think that he could ...
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Why was Mundungus so loyal to Dumbledore?

From this answer, “He’s useful,” Sirius muttered. “Knows all the crooks — well, he would, seeing as he’s one himself. But he’s also very loyal to Dumbledore, who helped him out of a tight spot ...
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Why was Mundungus used to move Harry?

In Deathly Hallows, Mundungus Fletcher turns into Harry for the movement to the Burrow. Why would Mad-Eye or anyone else choose Mundungous for the task? He is a liar, a cheat and a thief. So why?
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Snape's Role in Moving Harry [duplicate]

In HP Deathly Hallows Part1 Snape tells Voldemort the true time in which Harry would be moved. How did Snape know that Harry would be moved if he is no longer part of The Order?
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How many people know that Harry owns an Invisibility Cloak?

Few names I can tell are Dumbledore, Ron, Hermione & Snape. How many others know this fact? Does the entire Gryffindor know this? I highly doubt it because this would mean the information got ...
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Quidditch World Cup maths doesnt make sense

In the Goblet Of Fire film, Cornelius welcomes everyone to the 422nd Quidditch World Cup. According to http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Quidditch_World_Cup, the first Quidditch World Cup was in 1473 ...