I was just watching Harry Potter "Prisoner of Azkaban". Just before the scene where Harry casts the patronus spell to get rid of the Dementors, Hermione says:

Only a really powerful wizard could have conjured it.

I know the scene is a little bit different from the book where Hermione isn't with Harry at that point, but either way the question is the same.

At that point was Harry a really powerful wizard?

What does "really powerful wizard" mean?

Could the part of Voldemort inside of Harry have enhanced Harry's powers to help him cast the patronus charm even though Voldemort himself doesn't cast that particular spell?

  • I'd blame it on lots practice. Commented May 30, 2015 at 22:08
  • Really, I think it was both. We know that he gained some things like being able to speak Parsaltounge (sp), so why not help Harry in other ways as well. The Patronous was just a realization for Harry. Once he understood it wasn't his father which produced it and it was him, he had the confidence to use it. Harry is a powerful wizard ... he couldn't have been an Auror had he not been. Commented May 30, 2015 at 22:11
  • @Richard I know you're very dedicated to finding "Dupe's" to questions, but how exactly are those duplicates of what I'm asking? Clearly Snape, who is one of the greatest wizards of all time, points this out in the quote above. Harry fights very powerful wizards throughout the series and stands toe to toe with them or bests them. So the first dupe is an obvious question and mine is an answer to that question if anything and not a "dupe." The second "dupe" is completely unrelated. Not sure about your thinking there at all.
    – JMFB
    Commented May 30, 2015 at 22:42
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    @JMFB - The second question is probably the closer. Slytherincess' answer specifically mentions which "powers" are transferred by Harry being a semi-Horcrux
    – Valorum
    Commented May 30, 2015 at 22:44
  • @JMFB - The first question deals more with your title (e.g. is Harry a very powerful wizard, per se?)
    – Valorum
    Commented May 30, 2015 at 22:45