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 Wizards, fighting against a Dark Lord he is ...

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What house did Albus Severus Potter get put into? Was it Gryffindor or Slytherin?

At the end of the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Albus Potter questions to Harry "What if I am put in Slytherin" So what was he actually sorted into?
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Why did Griphook stop working at Gringotts Bank

In the final Harry Potter movie we see that Griphook the goblin isn't working at Gringott's Bank. Is there an explanation why he doesn't he have a job there any more?
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Is the accountant Weasley cousin an abandoned plot thread?

[T]he muggle cousin is an abandoned plot thread -- that cousin would have a witch daughter, who would live with the Weasleys and be an intellegent Slytherin, being a foil for Hermione; I believe ...
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Why did Snape not think about the time turner when Sirius was saved

During the third book "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" Harry and Hermione go back in time and save Buckbeak and Sirius. Snape suspects Harry was involved in Siruis' disappearance. To reason ...
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Harry potter normal curriculum education [duplicate]

The wizards learn magic at Hogwarts, but what about "normal" education. Muggles learn English, Math etc. Is this not noticed when they make contact with muggles that they can't do basic math that you ...
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How did Hagrid know about the Time-Turners?

In Half-Blood Prince, Hagrid is upset that the trio haven't been to see him and then says they could've used the Time-Turners: “Ar, I always knew yeh’d find it hard ter squeeze me inter yeh ...
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Why did Triwizard tournament competents not use summoning charm? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire - First task, Why didn't anyone used Summoning Charm to Summon the Dragon Egg?
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Basilisk Venom Destroy Harry's Horcrux [duplicate]

So in Chamber of Secrets Harry gets a basilisk fang in him (I seem to remember it being his arm). And as we find out in Deathly Hallows, the venom from a basilisk destroys horcruxes. Harry was one of ...
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How big was the Order of the Phoenix during each of the two Wizarding Wars?

The Order Members we know best of all and spend most time with are of course those closest to the Trio, but we often come across mentions and appearances of other Order members during either of the ...
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Is Dumbledore using Legilimency when he gives Harry a “piercing look”?

At many points in the story, when Dumbledore asks Harry something, he gives him a piercing look. It makes me wonder if that is Dumbledore using Legilemency against him. Is he?
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So how is it that Voldemort didn't know the rules of Wand Legency [on hold]

Surely if you knew magic as well as he did you would know that its not who killed the wizard that becomes the new owner of the wand its actually the person who disarms them?
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What was the “third corridor on the right-hand side” used for after the Philosopher’s Stone was destroyed?

The floor wasn’t needed to guard the Philosopher’s Stone any more, so what was on the corridor after that?
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Why are wands different lengths, and does this have an effect on their power? [on hold]

Does length affect a wands magical potential, and if so how?
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Third-person point-of-view of Pensieve [duplicate]

If you view one person's memories in a Pensieve, then how use it in a third-person point-of-view ? I mean, since a person can't see what's happening behind him, how can that the person watching the ...
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If ghosts are Earth bound for eternity: What happens if the World Ends? [on hold]

Would they be floating around in the atmosphere?
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What happened to Cornelius Fudge after he resigned from his post of Minister for Magic?

Is there any reference to say where he went or what he did after leaving his post? What actually happened during his life from that point?
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Do Animals Transfigured to Objects retain the ability to feel anything?

This question is based on the idea that Slughorn's impersonation of an armchair in HBP might be a transfiguration, as is listed in the HP wiki, and was also considered to be so in the highest rated ...
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what would happen if muggle weaponry was used against Voldemort? Would he die or stay alive? [on hold]

I was just thinking if a nuke hit him would he be completely unharmed due to his horcruxes making him immortal or would he turn to ash?
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Why are House Elves all deemed to be servants or slaves to Wizards? [duplicate]

How come House Elves in the world of Harry Potter (such as Winky, Kreacher and even Dobby) are forced to work as servants to Wizarding families?
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Were there more than two Basilisks? [duplicate]

We know that Salazar Slytherin and Herpo the Foul both had Basilisks. Did anybody else create one, or was it just those two? It doesn’t seem difficult – hatching a chicken egg under a toad.
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Do Dementors have the ability to breed? [duplicate]

If they're immortal beings wouldn't their population keep increasing and increasing if they could procreate?
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Can all witches and wizards possess the ability to transform into an animagus?

Can all witches and wizards possess the ability to transform into an animagus or is it just the select few like Sirius Black (Padfoot) and Minerva McGonagall, for example.
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Why is it that Draco and Harry don't get along?

I don't quite understand where the disliking came from?
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Why did Sirius think differently about blood purity than his family?

Sirius Black's family seems to be very strong on the idea of "bloody purity". Is there any reason given to explain why he had such different views to his relatives?
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What is more dangerous: A Griffin or a Hippogriff?

Which would be seen as more deadly in comfrontation with a witch or wizard? Only canonical answers please.
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When Peter Pettigrew cut his finger off to frame Sirius for his murder, what was it that made the Ministry conclude he murdered Pettigrew?

Was there other evidence supporting Black's conviction? How did they come to the decision to send him to Azkaban?
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Were muggles aware of the 2nd Wizarding War?

At its height the Wizarding War was quite destructive and overt. Harry, Ron and Hermione were ambushed in a London cafe in the precense of a muggle. They also unleashed a dragon from a bank which ...
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Up to what level does Polyjuice Potion work? [duplicate]

I am researching the capabilities and limitations of Polyjuice Potion. What was already in my mind: Polyjuice Potion clearly changes external / visible parts of body e.g. the skin, physical ...
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Why didn't they use the invisibility cloak while on time travel?

In The Prisoner of Azkaban movie Harry and Hermione used Time-Turner to save Sirius. After advising them to use Time-Turner Dumbledore remind them "you must not be seen". If it was a vital law to use ...
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What can ghosts make physical contact with? [duplicate]

Moaning Myrtle could go through anything you can name, but makes physical contact with water in her toilet, and can turn on taps. Why's that? What can ghosts touch and what can't they touch?
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How did Dumbledore manage to tell Snape to give Voldemort Harry's correct moving date?

As @KatieR states in the answer to Why did Snape tell Voldemort when Harry Potter was really going to be moved?, Dumbledore told Snape via his portrait in the Headmaster's study. But how did Snape get ...
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The argument between Ron and Hermione after the Yule Ball

First of all, I'm sorry, I cannot offer a citation because I don't have the books in English. After the Yule Ball, Ron and Hermione have an argument in the common room about Hermione going to the ...
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Is there any Harry Potter canon that says Ghosts are really disembodied spirits?

The HP wiki states: "A ghost is the disembodied spirit of a once-living wizard or witch... These fleshless spirits were either afraid of death or have some extraordinarily strong connection to the ...
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In HP1 why did Harry only grab one letter when they were coming down the chimney? [on hold]

Surely he would have caught five, at least, and hid them from Vernon while he was getting sprayed by the letters? Then he could have read any one?
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Why did Hagrid send Harry and Ron into the Forbidden Forest if he knew Aragog would want to kill and eat them?

It just seems silly that he would put them in danger like that. Why didn't Hagrid just tell them that he didn't do anything in the slightest to attack muggleborns when they were talking in the hut?
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Is Hufflepuff's Cup stored in Bellatrix's personal vault or family vault?

The HP Wikia claims that the vault Helga Hufflepuff's Cup was in was the Lestrange family vault. However, Hermione (under polyjuice as Bellatrix) tells the goblins: "I wish to enter my vault." ...
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How can a Seeker practice if the Snitch can't be touched prior to a Quidditch match?

In Deathly Hallows, Scrimgeour tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione the following regarding the Golden Snitch: ‘Correct,’ said Scrimgeour. ‘A Snitch is not touched by bare skin before it is released, ...
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Why does Snape weaken Harry's protection against legilimency?

In Deathly Hallows we learn Snape was in love with Lily, so he risked his life becoming a double agent in order to protect Harry. But in Order of the Phoenix, instead of strengthening Harry's ...
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Any reference that all the pure blood slytherin family tree is tracked back to Salazar slytherin?

In the family tree drawing of Sirius black's house its been show that most of the slytherin families are inter-related with each other. Is there any reference that all the slyterin families, mostly ...
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Why didn't Voldemort hide his Horcruxes using Fidelius Charm? [closed]

I have seen many discussions here about locations where Voldemort hid his Horcruxes. The fans settle down with this: Voldemort chose those locations where he himself could easily reach. Why didn't ...
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Are there any limitations to the absorption of the sword of Gryffindor?

What objects can be used as wand substitutes? This question got me thinking. Godric Gryffindor's sword can absorb properties, and only positive properties (said in DH). Then, couldn't it in theory ...
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Why did Fleur scream?

In the Goblet of Fire, during the Third Task, Harry hears Fleur scream while in the maze. He assumes she is out of action. Later, Krum attacks Cedric with the Cruciatus curse. After Harry stuns Krum, ...
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Has the Magical Community breached the Final Frontier? (aka Wizards in Space?)

Have they? Given that Muggles put the first man in space in 1961, even by 1991 a lot of Muggleborns perfectly aware of the space-travel would have passed through Hogwarts and into the Ministry, even ...
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Why does Umbridge ask Harry where Sirius is?

In Order of the Phoenix, while Umbridge thinks Harry is under veritaserum effect, she asks him where Sirius is hidden. Then, If she stills thinks Sirius is guilty and wants to kill Harry She ...
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Why did Dumbledore say Snape saved Harry because James saved Snape?

At the end of Philosopher's Stone, Dumbledore tells Harry that Snape was trying so hard to protect Harry because James once saved Snape's life. He could have said the complete truth, something like: ...
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Did the Ministry inspect Sirius' will?

We know from Deathly Hallows that the Ministry examines Wills, as Scrimgeour shows up to give Harry the items that are bequeathed to him (save the Sword, of course). Hermoine even suggests that ...
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Where is Platform 9 3/4 located?

King Cross's Platform 9 3/4: we can go "there" by throwing ourselves on the wall between Platforms 9 and 10. But where is that "there"? Is it on King's Cross? Then where at King's Cross? What is ...
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Can you transfigure a human into an inanimate object?

One of the first spells students at Hogwarts are taught is how to transfigure an animal into a goblet. In fact, Ron attempted to turn Scabbers (who turned out to be Peter Pettigrew in disguise) into ...