Could the prophecy in The Cursed Child refer to the events in The Goblet of Fire?

“When spares are spared,
when time is turned,
when unseen children murder their fathers,
then will the Dark Lord return."

1. Cedric was the spare.
2. Time is turned in PoA which leads to Pettigrew going into hiding and eventually bring back Voldemort.
3. Crouch Jr killed his father.

  • 2
    Cedric was not spared in real timeline. Crouch was not unseen.
    – Aegon
    Aug 22, 2016 at 6:06
  • 10
    A wiser approach is, not to link TCD with canon works of HP.
    – Aegon
    Aug 22, 2016 at 6:07
  • 5
    Unfortunately, Cursed Child is canon. JKR wrote much of the story it was based on, and I am sure the major plot events were nigh-identical.
    – Adamant
    Aug 22, 2016 at 6:17
  • 8
    Cursed Child was such a waste of my time...
    – apollo
    Aug 22, 2016 at 7:22
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    @Aegon crouch jr was unseen - he was at times invisible and at other times in disguise as moody. :)
    – RedCaio
    Aug 22, 2016 at 7:27

1 Answer 1


Entirely possible, but it could also refer to TCC

(warning: TCC spoilers)

This prophecy could also be referring to when Albus and Scorpius went back in time. Line by line:

  • When spares are spared

Cedric is referred to as a 'spare', and when Albus/Scorpius save Cedric, Voldemort was never defeated.

  • when time is turned

Albus and Scorpius have to travel in time to save Cedric

  • when unseen children murder their fathers

Indirectly, Albus kills Harry by time-travelling under the Invisibility CLoak, and letting Voldemort not be defeated

  • then will the Dark Lord return

He returns when the above events happen.

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