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Why doesn't Voldemort use muggle technology to trivially destroy all of his obstacles? [duplicate]

Avada Kedavra < ICBM I know Voldemort despises mudbloods and muggles but even he couldn't deny the brutality of muggle weapons. An intelligent and dark mind such as his must have been drawn to and ...
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If Harry Potter had a concealed weapon wouldnt his struggles have been much easier to overcome? [duplicate]

Okay, lets say theoretically HArry had a Desert Eagle handgun each year, and even had it magically upgraded to not jam or break and the proffesors never confisccated it(I added this part to thwart ...
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Bullets vs Wizards [duplicate]

Would a magician in a harry potter universe be able to shield/block bullets fired from a muggle like pistol? Example: James Bond vs. Harry Potter
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Could Voldemort have killed Harry with Muggle weapons? [duplicate]

May be Voldemort wouldn't stoop to such a low level as to use tools devised by Muggles to do his bidding, but still, after Voldemort became capable of touching Harry after regenerating in the fourth ...
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Why don't wizards adopt or copy Muggle technology generally? [duplicate]

This question asked why wizards couldn't use firearms to defeat Death Eaters. There are a variety of answers, but the lurking question there, I think, is why the wizarding world doesn't adopt certain ...
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Why we don't see guns in Harry Potter World? [duplicate]

They can shield bullets ? and a shot seems to be much stronger than a expelliarmus
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Why didn't Gandalf or Frodo Fly to Mount Doom?

Why didn't Gandalf use his eagles to fly over Mount Doom and drop the ring? I know he feared what he would do if the ring overpowered him, so why not just give Frodo an eagle? And, if there would be ...
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Why aren't Muggles extinct?

One of the basic premises of the Potterverse is that Muggles are much, much more common than wizards. This is what in part necessitates the need for the Wizarding world to hide itself away because, ...
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Why would a slug thrower be more effective against a lightsaber/Jedi than a blaster?

From this question about gunpowder in the Star Wars universe it is quoted that the shot from a slug thrower is not completely deflectable by a lightsaber. This seems to be listed as an advantage (...
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What would Voldemort have done had he won?

This might sound like speculation, but can it be reliably predicted from canon what Voldemort would have done after he won, were he successful in defeating Harry and the Order? Would he just rule ...
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What are the rules and limits of Accio spell?

We know that Accio spell (aka Summoning Charm) has some limits: It can be blocked (e.g. Harry couldn't Accio the Diadem in RoR in Deathly Hallows). Many more failures are listed on Wikia. But what ...
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Why did the Ministry of Magic choose an ax for carrying out a death sentence?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is sentenced to death by the Ministry of Magic. Walden Macnair, the Executioner of the Ministry of Magic, is brought to Hogwarts to carry out the sentence. ...
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How blind are wizards to Muggle technology?

After reading a few other questions where people were talking about how dangerous knowledge of Muggle weaponry would be on the world of wizardry. It made me think: how could they not know about it? ...
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Why was the time turner never used again?

It seems like it would be a very helpful device. Why was it never used again, regardless of the purpose?
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Why is the Magical world kept hidden from the Muggle world?

In the Harry Potter universe, there is a huge effort to hide the Wizarding world from the Muggle world. From the Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station, to Diagon Alley, to the Knight Bus, everything ...

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