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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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If Voldemort intends for wizards to rule the muggles why the apparent hesitation to reveal Wizard superiority and the magical world to the Muggles [duplicate]

If Voldemort intends for wizards to rule the muggles does he also intend to reveal the magical world to the Muggles. After Voldemort supporters takes over the Ministry of Magic and openly advocating ...
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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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What would happen if Muggle weaponry was used against Voldemort? Would he die or stay alive?

I was just thinking if a nuke hit Voldemort, would he be completely unharmed due to his Horcruxes making him immortal, or would he turn to ash? In general, what would happen if Muggle technology were ...
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Can Voldemort kill Harry?

We know, Lily made a sacrificial shield for Harry. So, Voldy can't kill Harry with the killing curse. What would have happened if Voldy used non-magical things to kill him? Like take a 9mm bullet and ...
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Did Voldemort ever stand a chance of killing Harry?

Up until recently I thought that the night Voldemort went to kill baby Harry, Lily had stepped in front of the killing curse aimed at Harry. I now realise that Voldemort cast separate curses on Lily ...
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Doesn't Hogwarts seriously put the world in jeopardy? [closed]

Forty kids enter Hogwarts every year. That’s forty potentially powerful wizards from potentially broken homes, abusive families…orphanages. We all know about Voldemort, and I think that’s reason ...
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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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Some strategic questions about Battle of Hogwarts

After watching the movies again & reading the books, I had several questions about the strategy used in the Battle of Hogwarts: Why didn't they blow up both bridges to Hogwarts? Why did they ...
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How Fast do Spells Travel in the Harry Potter Universe?

We've discussed if spells travel in a straight line and about blocking spells. We know spells don't just happen. They have to be directed by a wand and they can be blocked, so there's every ...
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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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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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In Harry Potter, why didn't the Order call the muggle PM for help?

When V was attacking Hogwarts etc, and the muggles had as much to lose as the wizards, why didn't the Minister of Magic/Order whomever contact the muggle PM and ask for help? There might have been ...
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Why did the magic world copy the muggle world?

The magic world was a great pirate. It was using muggle-world ideas as well as designs. e. g. - Hogwarts Express, Kings Cross Railway Station, Railway ticketing system, Ford Anglia, Hagrid's Motorbike,...
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Outside Hogwarts, wouldn't it have been beneficial to use Muggle-technology as well as Magic?

Yes Muggle-techonology doesn't work at Hogwarts, but outside the castle, it sure would have helped Potter, Ron and Hermione at many instances, isn't it? Well, Using the telephone to call Ron when he ...
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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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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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Was there a good way to search for information in Harry Potter?

In the Harry Potter universe was there an easy way to search for information? It seems like any time the trio wants to know something, Hermione either just knows it or runs to the library. In the ...
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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 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 ...