When Harry and Hermione got back from saving Sirius they arrived the moment in which Dumbledore was about to lock the door and also when the past Harry and Hermione left. So what exactly happened to them? The past ones I mean?

  • 1
    They walked in the door. – Kevin Nov 24 '13 at 22:56
  • 3
    You don't want to know - it's a very timey-wimey thing. – Voldemort Nov 25 '13 at 9:48

Here is the moment when they get back to the hospital wing:

Dumbledore backed out of the room, closed the door, and took out his wand to magically lock it. Panicking, Harry and Hermione ran forwards. Dumbledore looked up, and a wide smile appeared under the long silver moustache. 'Well?' he said quietly.

'We dit it!' said Harry breathlessly. 'Sirius has gone, on Buckbeak ...' Dumbledore beamed at them.

'Well done. I think -' he listened intently for any sound within the hospital wing. 'Yes, I think you've gone, too. Get inside - I'll lock you in-'.

They disappear into what is now the past. When Dumbledore says "you've gone" he means "the past version of you just used the Time-Turner and went into the past". Which they did.


one would assume that one would vanish when you travel back in time and reach the present but you may say you would teleport to the present version of you in the movie at least the characters seemed to be affected by their past selves (harry was hurt when the pebble hit his past self) this is of course all theoretical since time travel has not been achieved.

  • 1
    Harry winced at the memory of it, he didn't actually feel the hit again. – Izkata Dec 5 '13 at 4:53
  • I'm almost certain that that was for comedy effect in the film. And certainly Hermione didn't throw a rock at Harry in the book. Also time travel has not been achieved in this world (fortunately) but we're talking about Harry Potter where it has been. – Pryftan Aug 17 '18 at 20:39

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.