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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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Is there a “first” pureblood in the Harry Potter Universe? [duplicate]

I was reading the question and answers found here and I realized something. Distinction between half-bloods and pure-bloods were done using Third Reich rules for Jews. Well in order for magic to exist ...
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Are there International Quidditch Tournaments?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, I found this: 'That Quidditch Cup'll have our name on it this year,' said Wood happily as they trudged back up to the castle. 'I wouldn't be surprised ...
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Why can't wizards simply disapparate up to Hogsmeade station? [duplicate]

I can understand that younger wizards don't have the ability or license to apparate/disapparate, but what about the elder ones and some teachers? Instead of boarding a train from Kings Cross (platform ...
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What would happen when you cast spells meant for objects on humans?

We know that certain spells usually meant for objects can also work on humans, for example: Transfiguration, when Moody Transfigured Draco into a Ferret Vanishing spells, when Dumbledore ...
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Where do Doctors/Healers get their training and research?

What training do doctors/Healers receive above their school education, like higher education and apprenticeship? Also, there is one instance of a doctor being praised for inventing a healing spell. ...
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What is Dumbledore's fascination with socks?

In the Harry Potter books, Dumbledore doesn't fail to mention his love for socks, but he does fail to mention the reason for his fascination with them. I think when Harry asked him what Dumbledore saw ...
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Where are the ingredients for the massive feasts at Hogwarts coming from?

If I remember correctly, food is one of the five things that can't be transfigured. The House Elves were responsible for cooking all of the meals at the school, but the raw ingredients have to come ...
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Are wizards and witches forced into hogwarts? [duplicate]

First i'd like to tell that i read the books and watched the movies, but those were years ago so basically im no Harry Potter expert at all. Second i used hogwarts in the title but i kinda used this ...
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Are Owls in Harry Potter universe normal ones?

The owls in the Harry Potter universe are really impressive. They are much much smarter than the real world carrier pigeons (RFC 1149). They are able to find specific person and can collect money for ...
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How did Voldemort not recognize the ring for what it was?

How did Voldemort not realize that In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Marvolo points to the ministry official with his finger, showing Salazar Slytherin's ring, which holds the Peverel ...
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Why did Scabbers stay at Hogwarts?

In Prisoner of Azkaban we learn that Sirius Black escapes from Azkaban. At some point we learn that With that said why did Scabbers stay within Hogwarts' grounds instead of leaving to find a new ...
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In Harry Potter, do witches and wizards use toilet paper, tampons, toothpaste, etc?

So, I have been thinking of things people have to do regularly that (presumably) witches and wizards will also deal with. Do they use toilet paper after going to the toilet? There are bathrooms but ...
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How much of soul was Voldemort left with after creating the Horcruxes? [duplicate]

Voldemort has created 6 Horcruxes and one unintentional one with Harry. There was also part of his soul back in his body. So in total 8 parts. How much of soul was left in him? 1/8th or 1/(2^8)? Is ...
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If horcruxes are destroyed what happens to the Maker? [duplicate]

In the 7th movie part 2 (I suppose in the books also) Voldemort "killed" Harry which lead to destroying one of the Horcruxes that was inside Harry. Harry survived the killing curse and the battle ...
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Was Quirrell a willing host?

Can it be inferred from canon whether Quirrell was a willing host to Voldemort? Was he a supporter of him before he became his host? If he was tricked, for example, by meeting a weakened, ghostly ...
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What does it mean to “stopper death”? [duplicate]

‘As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don’t expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its ...
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Summoning Snape at the top of Astronomy tower

Towards the end of HP6 (Half Blood Prince), we see Dumbledore atop the Astronomy Tower, together with Harry. His condition was rather pitiable from drinking the potion, and he asks Harry to call ...
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Can any magic besides the Sorcerer's Stone or Horcruxes delay death?

Related: How did Albus Dumbledore get so old and remain so functional? [CLOSED] Related: In Harry Potter, how old will a wizard live to be on average? Related: How could Dumbledore live longer than ...
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How did Albus Dumbledore get so old and still functioning? [duplicate]

Just curiously. He was about 150 and still able to walk and work at Hogwarts. Was it a charm? Is he just very fit?
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Do Wizards need specific transfiguration spells for everything?

In Harry Potter, Wizards obviously use some specific transfiguration and conjuration spells, but do they actually need a specific spell for every transmutation and conjuration? Are the specific spells ...
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Harry Potter Time Turner question: how is murdering past or future selves possible? Is it possible to prevent someone from dying [duplicate]

In Harry Potter, it seems like Time Turners are mostly used to correct minor things or do things that wouldn't have any major effect. Also, in Prisoner of Azkaban, it seems like Time-Turners/time ...
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Harry Potter Portraits [duplicate]

So most people just ask questions about how the portraits actually speak, but I haven't seen anyone ask if someone knows the process a wizard has to go through to make the portrait move. I mainly was ...
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Why didn't Voldemort kill this character?

Draco failed to kill Dumbledore due to whatever reason. Why didn't Voldemort kill him? It could also be a punishment to Mr. Malfoy.
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When does a family become a wizard family?

NB: This isn't a question about degrees of bloodlines (as signified by the "m" word). The Grangers produced 1 child with magic ability, are they a wizard family? The Evans' produced 1 child with and ...
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Could a squib go to Hogwarts?

There are many subjects in Hogwarts that require magical knowledge, but not magical ability. Of course, subjects such as Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts require the student to have magic, but ...
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What is it about a specific broomstick that makes one better than another?

For instance, how is the Nimbus 2001 better than the Nimbus 2000? What makes one better from the other?
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Can you create (or transfigure) plants with magic? [duplicate]

I'm asking because if you can create plants, you can indirectly create food. Such as turning a chair into an apple tree, or dandelions (which are edible). Unless that means the dandelions either ...
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What is the most dangerous being in the Forbidden Forest? [closed]

I have used the word being because I don't know the extent of creatures and their classifications that inhabit the Forbidden Forest.
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What is the point of potions class?

In the first years it seems like all the students do is follow instructions. I have a scene in my mind where Snape gave the students instructions on the blackboard which makes them hard to read later ...
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Do the diary Riddle and Voldemort share memory?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Tom Riddle is interested to know how Harry survived Voldemort's spell. This implies that Tom Riddle from the diary could not deduce/guess what happened that ...
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In GoF, why was a cold, mountainside cave safer for Sirius than No. Twelve Grimmauld Place with the Fidelius Charm?

During the events of Goblet of Fire, why did Dumbledore have Sirius live in a cold cave instead of at No. Twelve Grimmauld Place? ‘No, I – how did you know it woke me up over the summer?’ said ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore ever heal his nose?

I have always wondered why Dumbledore didn't have his broken nose "magic-ed" back into place. It is a nice character element with his half-moon spectacles, etc. but one wonders if it is intended to ...
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Hogwarts Teaching Books [closed]

I've recently watched all of the Harry Potter movies. I was really excited by them. But I had one question - which has nearly nothing to do with the concept: What kinds of books and lessons would be ...
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Who is Gilderoy Lockhart based on?

J.K. Rowling has stated that Gilderoy Lockhart is the only character in the Harry Potter series who is based on a real person she knows. Are any of your characters based on real people? The ...
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Why are Harry's GoF dreams in the third-person?

In Goblet of Fire, when Harry dreams about Voldemort, it's always in the third-person. For the first dream, when Frank Bryce is being murdered, the text makes it clear that Harry is not dreaming from ...
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How do the Death Eaters fly?

In the movies, the Death Eaters leave a smoky trail behind them as they fly. As the Order arrive in the Ministry of Magic in Order of the Phoenix, they leave a silvery trail behind them. In the books, ...
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How many people knew the full contents of the Prophecy?

Does Molly, Arthur, Lupin, Sirius, or anyone else realize the full contents? Did Sirius know when the Potters went into hiding? Is Dumbledore the only one knows that Harry might have to die?
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If Voldemort had succeeded in killing Harry Potter, would he have gone on to try and kill Neville Longbottom?

If Voldemort had succeeded in killing Harry Potter (when Harry was one year old), would he have gone on to try and kill Neville Longbottom right away, just to make sure he wasn't wrong in identifying ...
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Why did Lord Voldemort choose Harry Potter as his equal?

Its well established that both Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom could have filled the prophecy: The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice ...
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Why Dumbledore kept mum until the very end of the “Deathly Hallows”?

Dumbledore always let Harry try his strengths. But in desperate times as in Deathly Hallows, is it right for him to have kept mum? During their exile, Harry asks Phineas Nigellus if he could bring ...
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Who was the first Headmaster of Hogwarts?

Which of the four founders was the Headmaster of Hogwarts? (if any of the four?) If there was no Headmaster at that time, who was the very first Headmaster?
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Is anyone at Hogwarts married?

Is anybody at Hogwarts married? Professors, groundskeepers, lunch ladies? (Joking about the lunch ladies.) For however well we got to know the faculty of Hogwarts, I don't remember spouses or ...
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Did Sirius' family assume he was a Death Eater and like him post-arrest?

Reading this question, a thought visited me: Sirius Black was disliked by his family (Blacks) because he didn't follow their blood purity ideology and was friends with Potter, Lupin, and co. 'I ...
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How did the letter from Lily to Sirius make it to Grimmauld Place?

In Deathly Hallows, at the beginning of Chapter 10, 'Kreacher's Tale', Harry enters Sirius' room and, after rummaging, finds the first page of his mother's letter to Sirius and the remnants of a ...
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Can Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak hide inanimate objects/Non-sentient beings?

So anyone with the invisibility cloak (The Deathly Hallows cloak) can hide themselves, almost completely. Can this effect work on inanimate objects in any capacity? As someone in the comments said, ...
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Had JK Rowling seen King's Cross Station before writing the first book?

A someone who frequented King's Cross a great deal for commuting, one things always struck me as odd: Platforms 9 through 11 do not have the large pillars shown in the movie that is used for access to ...
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Why we don't see guns in Harry Potter World? [duplicate]

They can shield bullets ? and a shot seems to be much stronger than a expelliarmus
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Why didn't Molly Weasley remember the platform number?

In the first Harry Potter book, Molly is seen asking her children "what platform number is it again?" (I don't have the books in front of me, so excuse me if i quoted incorrectly.) Ginny reminds her ...
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Is there much performance fiction in the British magical world?

Throughout the books we see a lot of reading but nearly all of it is for school or non-fiction. The only fiction I can remember seeing mentioned is Ron's comic books and Beedle the Bard. Obviously ...
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Was the Elder Wand really that great? [duplicate]

Just from the fact the Dumbledore defeated it when Grindlewald was using it makes me wonder if it was really unbeatable. Unless of course he beat him non-magically. But that could just be hype.