Note: This is NOT a question asking why Umbridge can cast a Patronus

When Harry wears the locket he is unable to cast a Patronus, why can Umbridge cast a Patronus while wearing a Horcrux, when it was supposed to drain the wearer of energy like Harry?

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    Does this answer your question? Why could Dolores Umbridge conjure a Patronus? (same quote about the locket in the accepted answer)
    – Clockwork
    Mar 5, 2023 at 14:37
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    Note that for a duplicate the questions don't have to be identical, just that the other question's answer also answers this question, which it does.
    – DavidW
    Mar 6, 2023 at 11:51

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JK has answered this directly:

James Farrell: How did Umbridge manage to conjure a patronus while wearing the locket, when Harry wasn't able to?

J.K. Rowling: Because she is a very nasty piece of work. She has an affinity for this horrible object, which would help rather than hinder her.

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    I'm actually surprised James Farrell's question is a verbatim copy of the question in the original post.
    – Clockwork
    Mar 5, 2023 at 14:33
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    Found your burner account, James Mar 5, 2023 at 14:35
  • Thanks, that clears it up Mar 6, 2023 at 11:03

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