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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What are the rules to Quidditch? [on hold]

What are the rules to Quidditch, as described either from canon or from J.K. Rowling herself?
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How do people know Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans every flavour?

They had a good time eating the Every-Flavour Beans. Harry got toast, coconut, baked bean, strawberry, curry, grass, coffee, sardine and was even brave enough to nibble the end off a funny grey one ...
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How could Molly Weasley not know the platform number for Hogwarts Express? [duplicate]

Heart hammering, Harry pushed his trolley after them. They stopped and so did he, just near enough to hear what they were saying. 'Now, what's the platform number?' said the boys' mother. 'Nine ...
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Did Harry ever trim Hedwig's toenails?

In the Harry Potter series, many of the youth occupying Hogwarts have a pet. Pets are often considered to be a good way to teach children responsibility, as it lets them learn to care for another ...
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Why can't the Voldemort's soul fragment in Harry find a new host

'Tell him that on the night Lord Voldemort tried to kill him, when Lily cast her own life between them as a shield, the Killing Curse rebounded upon Lord Voldemort, and a fragment of Voldemort's ...
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How many times did Voldemort attempt Avada Kedavra upon Harry?

I was trying to count the number of times Voldemort attempted AK on harry. Before I started, I thought the number will turnout to be 7. The number appears many times in the HP series and seems to have ...
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was Voldemort's body snakelike before his Resurrection? [duplicate]

I am confused, did Voldemort look like a snake before he died the first time, or like Tom Riddle? the people at the ministry in OotP recognized him, so does that mean he was all disfigured then, or ...
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Why are certain animals hidden from muggles?

Throughout the 7 books we are introduced to animals that exist only in the wizarding world. Why would the Ministry go to all the trouble of hiding them from muggles when lots of them are similar to ...
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Is the plot of HP and The Goblet of Fire broken? [on hold]

I've read the book a couple of times (and watched the movie), but I feel that I'm missing something important in Voldemort's planin Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in order to get a new body, ...
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Is it possible to use Polyjuice Potion or Occlumency to mess with the Sorting Ceremony?

It's established that the Sorting Hat and the Student communicate, and that the Sorting Hat is able to see into the mind of the user, hence why he is responsible for sorting the students into the four ...
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When did Kreacher go back to Hogwarts?

In Deathly Hallows, when Harry, Ron, and Hermione are at No. 12, Grimmauld Place, Harry summons Kreacher from the kitchens at Hogwarts where the elf has been working on Harry’s orders given a year ...
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What is earliest version of a “horcrux”? [duplicate]

I just realized a few days ago that Sauron's One Ring is kind-of like a horcrux, in that Sauron can't ever be totally destroyed as long as the One Ring exists. That set me to wondering: did Tolkien ...
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Why not just Disapparate when the Snatchers arrive? [duplicate]

I'm currently reading Deathly Hallows. Once Voldemort's name has been Tabboo'd, it summons the Death Eaters, as well as breaking protective charms on an area (case and point, Harrys Tent). When it ...
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Are there examples of a wand not performing well that are attributed to wand disloyalty?

There are many example, especially in Deathly Hallows (both the book and the movies), where it is mentioned that using someone else's wand without mastering it will cause problems for the user. The ...
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Were students allowed to take their pets to Hogsmeade?

I never saw them bring their pets with them for the Hogsmeade trips, so I was wondering if they were allowed to. It'd be nice bringing a cat along just to be somewhere aside from the school.
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Any idea where to find a team for a fantasy project? [closed]

Let's say I have a start up. Including developing an android application and a fantasy product. Where am I supposed to find a team which would mainly consist of designers (for app and the product) ...
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Is there a site or an affiliated site where we can do opinion polls, opinion questions, and have open discussions? [closed]

I really like the users on here, but this site is really limiting in trying to get answers sometimes. Sometimes figuring out something requires going back and forth, arguments, discussion, getting ...
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Was there any international response to Voldemort, ever? [duplicate]

This question was inspired by a largely unanswered related question, but it is a bit broader: Did the international community react or respond, in any way, to Voldemort? The actions of his regime, ...
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Why was Luna held at Malfoy Manor?

In Deathly Hallows, the Death Eaters kidnap Luna to stop her father Xenophilius publishing more provocative Quibbler issues. Harry, Ron, and Hermione learn this when they visit the Lovegood house, ...
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Can the Killing Curse be used to commit suicide?

If it is, are there any known cases of this form of suicide in the Harry Potter universe?
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Is “Apparition” (in the sense of 'traveling') a specifically Harry Potter concept?

What the question says... Is the concept of "apparition" (as a means of transport from one place to another) introduced by the Harry Potter novels or did it exist prior to it ? Googling for ...
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What happened to aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Azkaban Prisoner? [duplicate]

She inflated and flew away, but did she die? Did she explode due to the lack of air pressure in the upper atmosphere?
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In HPGOF, why is the fake school name not written on Harry's parchment? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and TGOF, each person was instructed to "write their name and school clearly on a slip of parchment and drop it into the Goblet" by Dumbledore. So why is the name of the fake school ...
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Help finding a HP fanfic with a SS/HG pairing, where Hermione attends university at America

What I remember: Hermione's at university (I think at America), and people don't recognize her much. People don't believe that she even has a relationship or a love life at all. They won't even ...
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After Dobby seals off platform 9 3/4 in Chamber of Secrets, how did everyone leave the platform?

Related question: why can't people apparate to platform 9 3/4 A: some can, but many can't apparate (including the muggles that make it onto the platform), thus it can be assumed that not all can ...
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What HP fanfic involved (late in the story) muggle investigators becoming characters focused on and entering the magic world?

Related to this question in that I too am looking for a HP fanfic. I remember that late in it, it changed from being about HP or some new character to being about some muggle investigators... Their ...
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Why did the ministry order a dementor kiss for Barty Crouch Jr. without any trial

The dementor kiss administered to Barty Crouch Jr. is a nice plot trick that allows JKR to have the ministry defame Dumbledore, Harry and anyone else claiming that Voldemort is back during the Order ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore hire DADA teachers with a 1-year contract?

Given that Dumbledore knew the DADA position was cursed not to last more than 1 year, couldn't he just hire DADA professors with a 1-year, non-renewable, contract? I mean, he knew that wasn't going ...
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What happened to Lucius Malfoy the first time Voldemort fell?

I can see two immediate things that might have happened: As soon as he found out what happened he went to claim his 'innocence.' I don't know how one would go about this, a letter maybe. Or just ...
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Why Voldemort sent some of his best men to occupy the DADA job if he had cursed it?

We all know that Voldemort had cursed the DADA job (or if he didn't do it explicitely, that he has at least the knowledge about this job beeing cursed because nobody has been able to keep this job for ...
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How could anybody curse an nonexistent thing? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore informs Harry Potter that Voldemort had cursed the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts. "Oh, he definitely wanted the Defence Against the ...
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How Did Bartemius Crouch Jr. (Disguised as Alastor Moody) Know Who Remus And Arthur Were?

How did Bartemius Crouch Jr. know who Remus and Arthur were? Since he was a Death Eater, why would he know about them? All pages are from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, soft cover, Bloomsbury ...
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Would renaming DADA to something else break Voldemort's curse?

Lord Voldemort had cursed DADA job, and I was wondering, would renaming the position or opening a new position instead of DADA break the jinx?
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Why couldn't Dumbledore be DADA teacher?

In Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore can't find a new DADA teacher, so they get Umbridge. But if he is the Headmaster, and the only one Voldemort ever feared, why couldn't he take up the teacher? He ...
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What did Godric Gryffindor have a sword for, anyway?

Why did Godric Gryffindor have a sword made for himself in the first place? In the series, the only example of a wizard using muggle weaponry I can think of is Bellatrix Lestrange and her knife - ...
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Has J.K Rowling Ever Commented/Approved On The Position Of The Hogwarts Courtyard? [duplicate]

I am curious as to the positioning and positions of the Hogwarts grounds. It seems that with different directors of different movies, the grounds change. I do realize that the movies are supervised by ...
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Why does Lupin have his first transformation at Hogwarts? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkeban, Lupin, the werewolf, has to take a potion every full moon to keep his inner wolf under control. It causes him to miss class. Now, the first time it happens ...
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How could Ron possibly believe that “Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow…” is a real spell?

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, George convinces Ron that the following nonsensical poem is a spell: "Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow, Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow." But Ron ...
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How did Voldemort know that Harry would be the one to get the Triwizard Cup?

Voldemort made the Triwizard Cup a portkey to the cemetery, so that the first person who touched it would come to him in the graveyard. But what if somebody else got the cup? What if Harry had died in ...
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Would meditation make Harry Potter a better wizard? [closed]

Taoist meditation has been claimed (by some) to be the gateway towards enlightenment, and the realm of the spirits. Per the wiki: In Daoism (Taoism) various practices now known as ...
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Why did McGonnagall ask Filch to find Peeves before the Battle of Hogwarts?

Extract from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The aged caretaker had just come hobbling into view, shouting "Students out of bed! Students in the corridors!" "They're supposed to be ...
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Why are the time turners in the Department of Mysteries?

The Department of Mysteries contains all of the Ministry's top-secret projects, and only the highest ranking people in the ministry, and the unspeakables (the wizards who work in the Department of ...
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How was Ginny able to control Basilisk without knowing Parseltongue? [duplicate]

Ginny surely didn't know Parseltongue. It was a dark and rare skill. Talking about Riddle's diary, it was merely hypnotizing Ginny. But, how exactly did Ginny control Basilisk without knowing ...
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What could have a True Slytherin, a True Hufflepuff, a True Ravenclaw pulled from the Sorting Hat?

Harry pulled Gryffindor's sword out of Sorting Hat to fight Basilisk. Only a true Gryffindor could have done that, according to Dumbledore. Now, replace Harry with a true Slytherin or true Hufflepuff ...
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How did Fawkes know to attack the Basilisk's eyes?

Dumbledore wasn't controlling Fawkes with telepathy or something. Dumbledore didn't even know what was going on inside Chamber of Secrets, otherwise he could have apparated there instantly to deal ...
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Did Dumbledore approve of Harry using the Marauder's Map?

Though Harry got the map in his third year, Dumbledore wasn't aware it existed till the end of the fourth year. He only comes to know about it when Moody(Crouch) tells him he took it from Harry. ...
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Did Hermione know that Harry and the fake Bathilda were speaking Parseltongue?

After Harry and Hermione's encounter with Nagini in Godric's Hollow, Harry says: "She didn't want to talk in front of you, because it was Parseltongue, all Parseltongue, and I didn't realise, but ...
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Did Bellatrix really love her husband? [duplicate]

In harry potter, Bellatrix is one of Voldemort's most beloved and loyal Death Eaters. Voldemort even trained her himself. "trained in the dark arts by the dark lord himself" She is married to ...
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Why are people poor in harry potter? [duplicate]

Whats to stop the weasley from simpling creating money? Cant create, gold, silver, or bronze, why not make muggle money and exchange it to gringotts? Old clothes ? just use a doubling charm when ...
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Why was there a beam war between Voldemort and Harry? [duplicate]

Why was there a "beam war" between Harry and Voldemort in their final battle? The only canon explanation we have for that phenomenon in-universe is Priori Incantatem, which can only happen if the ...