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In the fourth movie of Harry Potter, when the Death Eaters were at the Quidditch World Cup, why did they have torches? I don't get why they had torches if they had wands that could do the same thing.

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    They are marshmallows, to make giant s'mores – CHEESE Mar 11 '16 at 1:09
  • lol, never though of it that way :D – Vanja Vasiljevic Mar 11 '16 at 1:16
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    yup, sure and they use the wands as sticks to put cotton candy on ;) – Darth Theory Mar 11 '16 at 1:17
  • Torches are essential for mob lynching. And pitchforks! ;) – The Giant of Lannister Mar 12 '16 at 9:26
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Because the films are nonsense.

In this scene in the films, the Death Eaters were deliberately made to look like the Ku Klux Klan:

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There is nothing in the book about them wearing pointy hats or carrying big flaming sticks. These elements of the Death Eater parade were added to the film so that viewers could more easily and visually identify them with real-life evil cults.

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    It comes to conclusion that films are full of rubish – Vanja Vasiljevic Mar 11 '16 at 1:11
  • This seems to be a theme...I wonder why... – CHEESE Mar 11 '16 at 1:12
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    Films can never bring whole book to screen, not matter how well film was made. It will always skip some parts of a book, noone wants to watch move for 6 or 8 hours – Vanja Vasiljevic Mar 11 '16 at 1:15
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    Don't lots of wizards wear pointy hats? – Rogue Jedi Mar 11 '16 at 1:22
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    @ThruGog True, this isn't a major problem with the films. I just like to gripe about them in general :-) – Rand al'Thor Mar 12 '16 at 18:12

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