In the alter universe where Scorpius goes, Voldemort has taken over the world.

Why then is everybody using his name? Even in the original series,

a. Death Eaters call him the Dark Lord
b. They get angry at Harry when he uses the name Voldemort
c. Under the assumption that everything up to the battle of Hogwarts remains more or less the same, they must've kept the taboo still working, since Ron and Hermione were still on the run, and (possibly) other members of the OOtP.

The third thing, I admit is just an assumption (a valid one I think), but what about the others?

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    Out of universe, it's a different author who seemingly didn't know/care about many details from the books. These types of inconsistencies are bound to occur.
    – ibid
    Nov 2, 2017 at 4:53
  • 4
    Things like this is why many fans choose to consider Cursed Child as not canon.
    – sudhanva
    Nov 2, 2017 at 4:59
  • seems strange, since JK co-authored it. Why would she compromise on this fact that does not affect the story too much?
    – ColonD
    Nov 2, 2017 at 5:37
  • @AjayNarayanan - She helped develop the story, but Jack Thorne is the only credited author.
    – ibid
    Nov 2, 2017 at 7:04


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