We know there are differences between the books and the movies (the Battle of Hogwarts, etc.). Which version is considered canon? Also, if the books are canon in cases of contradiction, are things that don't contradict the books, but do include details that are not in the book, such as hermione being white in the movies, canon?

  • Ms Rowling really doesn't bother too much with such things. Her books are all about imagination and less about telling people what to think. In fact, book 5 is even devoted to her not liking people that expect other people to follow strict rules all that much. But I know that she has stated that the way the actors looked in the movie is not how she imagined them herself – Raditz_35 Sep 5 '18 at 11:01
  • In short, canon is whatever you want it to be. You can have your own interpretation of it. – Simpleton Sep 5 '18 at 11:21
  • @Simpleton Not if there are explicit canon rules set out by WoG. – TheLethalCarrot Sep 5 '18 at 11:22
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    @TheLethalCarrot Has JKR set out any such rules? In any case JKR explicitly stated that cursed child was Canon. That was hard to digest – Simpleton Sep 5 '18 at 11:26
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    @Simpleton No idea but your comment read as if it was talking about the general case so I replied as such. – TheLethalCarrot Sep 5 '18 at 11:27

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