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Why didn't Death Eaters take advantage of Harry's bad eyesight in a duel?

In Harry Potter, Hermione once says something like this to Harry, "you really do have bad eyesight". So this means Harry can't go around well without his glasses. So in a duel, why didn't the Death ...
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Did J.K. Rowling say that a gun would beat a wand?

A common claim online is that J.K Rowling said (at some point or another) that a Muggle with a gun would beat a wizard with a wand. For example, on TV Tropes: J.K mentioned that in a battle ...
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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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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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Why didn't Voldemort just Kill Harry the old Fashioned way? With a knife or something else? [duplicate]

Is there a reason why Voldemort specifically tried to kill Harry using magic? What was there that prevented Voldemort from just killing Harry using a knife or some other means? Death eaters 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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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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In Harry Potter book 7, why didn't the Order flee Britain after Harry turned seventeen?

Wouldn't it have been better for the Order to just flee Britain as soon as Harry turns seventeen, since I don't think anyone in the Order knows that Harry is hunting Horcruxes anyway?
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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 is the wizard world so clueless about Muggles if so many of them are related to Muggles?

It seems that the vast majority of wizards were either half-bloods or Muggle-borns. Ron says that Most wizards these days are half-blood anyway. If we hadn’t married Muggles we'd've died out. ...
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Are there any instances where technology is superior to magic?

Magic is often touted to be superior to technology. While this statement is often made as propaganda or to enforce the idea of wizard-folk superiority over Muggles, it does have some merit - there are ...
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Would WiFi work at Hogwarts?

A friend and I recently found this link: http://imgur.com/gallery/7a2S1, the important parts shown below. It's about an IT-Guy who works at Hogwarts to install WiFi and stuff. But WiFi and computers ...
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Why is there a cannon at Hogwarts?

In the Triwizard Tournament in the HP and the Goblet of Fire film, a cannon is used at the start of each of the three tasks. It can be seen e.g. in this video clip: ...
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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 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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