In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Umbridge becomes Headmistress of Hogwarts after Dumbledore's sacking, but Dumbledore gets reinstated at the end.

But however, in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, in the alternate reality where Cedric Diggory becomes a Death Eater, Umbridge is still Headmistress.

So what happened in this timeline's version of Order of the Phoenix? Did Dumbledore still get reinstated, then Snape, then Umbridge? After all, Scorpius said that Snape killed Dumbledore and if someone else did that, Snape made no attempt to correct him. Or did Dumbledore get reinstated, then Umbridge got reinstated after Dumbledore died?

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    Could you put some more effort into your titles in the future, a lot of your posts seem to be of the form keyword1 - keyword2 - keyword3 etc. A good title should describe the main question you are asking whilst being brief. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 8 '18 at 10:46
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    It isn't such a stretch to believe - remember, her being Headmistress in Cursed Child is 19+ years after the events of book 5. And - she was already fully culpable w/ a dictatorial regime in the 'real' timeline by Book 7 and held a high position in the Ministry then. It stands to reason that she would be promoted – NKCampbell Aug 8 '18 at 13:53
  • @NKCampbell In the real timeline, though, she is sent to Azkaban for life after Deathly Hallows. Besides, would headmistress of a secondary school really be a promotion from her ministry position as Head of the Anti-Muggle Evilness Office? – Janus Bahs Jacquet Aug 8 '18 at 15:51
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    Because HPATCC is rubbish. – Ernest Friedman-Hill Aug 9 '18 at 19:23

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