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Is the role of Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor occupied only by people with hidden identities during the Harry Potter books?

I was revisiting Rowling (and Yudkowski) and it occurred to me that the professors teach Defense Against the Dark Arts in the first six Harry Potter books all had hidden identities… except for Dolores ...
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How did Tom Riddle go about cursing the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts?

How did Tom Riddle, upon being denied the position of teacher for Defence Against the Dark Arts, actually go about cursing it? Did he just whip out his wand and say “Positionus Cursus”? Did he dip the ...
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Did Voldemort lift the curse of the DADA position during the Deathly Hallows?

The curse of the DADA position in Hogwarts made it impossible for a teacher to take the position for more than one year. The curse was put in place by Voldemort as a revenge for not being allowed to ...
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Has JK Rowling ever directly contradicted the books?

I'm curious if JK Rowling has ever contradicted the books in an interview or a tweet. Does anyone know of any examples of her directly contradicting known Harry Potter canon? The tweet calling Harry ...
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Why did Quirrell change his teaching subject to DADA?

Up until his trip to Albania, Quirrell was not the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Later on, when he became a servant of Voldemort, he became DADA teacher. Do books indicate in any way why he ...
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Why did Snape want to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts even after knowing it was cursed?

I know of this question Why did Snape want the Dark Arts job? But my question is a bit different. I want to know even when Snape knew that the dark arts job was jinxed by Voldemort himself and ...
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Why didn't they see that Voldemort wasn't dead?

Why did most people think that Voldemort was dead even when there was clear evidence that he was still alive? In the 6th part we learn from Prof. Slughorn that when Lilly died, her magical goldfish ...
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Albus Dumbledore and teachers of the Defense Against the Dark Arts

Reading the Harry Potter series, I have this feeling that Dumbledore always got the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher wrong. Was this on purpose or was it his incompetence?
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Was Dumbledore trying to curse Lockhart?

I was reading the question on whether Dumbledore knew Lockhart was a fraud (Did Dumbledore know Lockhart was a fraud?) and the consensus was that Dumbledore knew and thought that the best way to ...
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Why couldn't Dumbledore be the DADA teacher?

In Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore can't find a new DADA teacher, so they get Umbridge. But if he is the Headmaster, and the only one Voldemort ever feared, why couldn't he take up the teacher? He ...
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Why did Hogwarts hire DADA teachers?

Dumbledore knew that Voldemort had cursed the Defence Against the Dark Arts teaching position. So, hiring DADA teachers is knowingly putting their lives at risk. Did Dumbledore make a mistake by ...
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Was cursing the DADA job a good idea?

I haven't read the books in a long time, but I was interested by Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position? and similar questions so I ...
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In which year did Dumbledore become headmaster?

In which year did Dumbledore become the Headmaster for Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
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How did the curse on the DADA job work?

The facts: The job was cursed. Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position? Oh, he definitely wanted the Defence Against the Dark ...
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Did Dumbledore have a plan when he made Snape the DADA teacher?

As confirmed by this question, Dumbledore knew that the Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA) position was cursed by Voldemort so that no professor would hold the position for more than one year. That ...

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