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Are J.K. Rowling interviews Harry Potter canon? What happens to canon if there's a discrepancy with the book? [duplicate]

It seems that a lot of Harry Potter questions (including my last one) are answered based on tidbits of info that J.K. Rowling provided in various interviews. I have two related questions (I'll post ...
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Is Cursed Child canon to the original story? [duplicate]

From what I am hearing the stage-play called The Cursed Child is based on the characters from the Harry Potter series. It is set 19 years from the end of Deathly Hallows (i.e. When Harry's children ...
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What is the official position of JKR franchise on “canonicity” of facts in Harry Potter universe? [duplicate]

We know that there are multiplicity of different works/sources in Harry Potter Universe: HP books 1-7 Associated JKR books (Beedle the Bard, QTTA, HP Prequel story, Magical Beasts) HP Movies 1-7 JKR ...
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Are the Harry Potter movies canon? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Is “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” canon? [duplicate]

After reading this answer, I started wondering if HP:WU actually is canon. I did some research and found two contradictory stories. From Wizards Unite Hub: "The events in Wizards Unite are ...
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Why couldn't Harry or anybody else see Peter Pettigrew aka Scabbers on the Marauder's Map when Lupin could?

Fred and George stumbled upon the Marauder's map in their first year. They passed it on to Harry while in their fifth year. Also note that, while talking to Harry on the train, Ron described Scabbers ...
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Does Gringotts employ any non-goblins?

I'm asking for a friend, a wizard who until recently worked at the Apothecary in Diagon Alley, but is really interested in banking, like his Muggle cousin who made millions of dollars working for a ...
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What actually happened to Mad-Eye Moody in “Deathly Hallows”?

It is said that Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody died during the 'Battle of the Seven Potters', but Ron said that it was possible he didn't. Bill said that he saw a green light (avada kedavra) used on him, but ...
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In what ways does The Cursed Child contradict established Harry Potter canon?

For those of you who don't know, Jack Thorne, has written a script called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set nineteen years after J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. As to be expected ...
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Do the Kwikspell courses work?

In Harry Potter we are introduced to Kwikspell course in The Chamber of Secrets (and never hear about it again). We see Filch taking courses, presumably by mail. The descriptions of Kwikspell ...
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Just how much of The Cursed Child is JKR's?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is marketed as The eighth story. Nineteen years later. In big block caps on the back of the book. The front cover also proclaims Based on an original new ...
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What other Harry Potter related writings has Rowling written?

Which Harry Potter related writings has J K Rowling written (not counting the seven main books)? I'm ideally looking for writings set in the Harry Potter world, not writings about the books. (i.e. ...
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Are there any discrepancies between HP1-HP7 and supplementary books?

Are there any known clear discrepancies between the main 7 Harry Potter books and the supplementary books? ("Quidditch Through the Ages", "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "The Tales of ...
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Who was killed to make Nagini a Horcrux (Frank Bryce or Bertha Jorkins)? [duplicate]

Albus Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling have two different opinions on that. Let us start with the books. SECTION 1: Albus Dumbledore Albus Dumbledore clearly tells us, that Nagini was created by killing ...
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Can Muggles give birth to a magic sensitive child similar to a Squib?

In Harry Potter, Squibs are generally known as people who cannot perform magic, and all the examples from the books appear to be descended from wizards. In reality, we see various levels of magical ...

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