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Are there any good Slytherins besides Snape and Slughorn? [duplicate]

Presumably Slytherins aren't inherently bad, they just value different traits in a person compared to the other houses. But it seems that in the stories, being a Slytherin equates more or less with ...
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Why exactly do the Death Eaters serve Lord Voldemort?

The impression that I got from the Harry Potter films was that if Lord Voldemort was successful, most of the world was going to suffer greatly. Basically everyone would serve Voldemort as slaves or ...
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Why did Slytherin House not get disbanded?

If every former Hogwarts student who goes bad was in Slytherin, why has Hogwarts kept the house over the years? Why not disband it?
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Are there non-squib wizards/witches who work 100% in muggle world?

This Q/A ( Does Hogwarts teach non magical classes? ) made me realize that I can't seem to remember a single HP wizard/witch who had a Muggle job with a Muggle company, aside from Kingsley's bodyguard ...
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Was Salazar Slytherin a Dark Wizard?

Was Salazar Slytherin a Dark Wizard? E.g. we know he refused to teach Muggle-born magic. But was that because "it's a bad idea"; or for "Muggles are subhuman and need to serve the wizards" reason? ...
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Can Hogwarts students belong to multiple Houses?

On the surface of it, this sounds like a ridiculous question. Every student in the books is described as a Slytherin, a Gryffindor, a Hufflepuff, or a Ravenclaw. There aren't even any "...
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Why wasn’t Cedric Diggory sorted into Ravenclaw?

Cedric Diggory was a clever wizard. He was very expert in the field of magic and he also proved it every time. These qualities are suggesting that he should be in Ravenclaw rather then Hufflepuff. So ...
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Were there (or are there) any Dark Wizards who were Sorted into the Hufflepuff House?

I just finished watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone on DVD. Not my first time seeing in the movie by a long shot, but Quirrell captured my attention during the film. He was ...
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Why was Prof. Slughorn in Slytherin?

It seems to me that Horace Slughorn would have belonged to Ravenclaw if anything. He wasn't terribly ambitious himself (Slug club was about his vanity, not ambition). He wasn't really evil (I mean, ...
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Why did Hagrid say that all bad witches and wizards are from Slytherin?

Hagrid once said: "There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin." Which simply isn't true. Take these awful people as examples: Peter Pettigrew betrayed his good ...
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Why would the eleven year old Snape want to be sorted in Slytherin

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II we see the eleven-year-old Snape on the Hogwarts Express with Lily. He shares with her that: You'd better be in Slytherin Are there any explanation ...
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Does a non-Slytherin ever display blood prejudice?

We all know by now that Slytherin =/= evil. We also know that there have been plenty of good and evil wizards in all four Houses, and that even a few Muggle-borns end up in Slytherin. But the ...
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How could the cruel House Bolton be a banner man or ally of the honorable House Stark?

House Bolton is known for flaying their enemies. Their sigil is even a flayed man. Robb Stark executed Lord Karstark for injustice knowing he would lose his alliance with House Karstark. So how ...
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How many people actually participated in the original Voldemort conflict?

From GoF scene where Death Eaters are returning after Voldemort's return, there seems to be VERY few of them (don't recall exact # but my impression was between a dozen and two dozen). Also, Order ...
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How did the community at large explain Sirius's being a Gryffindor while he was still believed to be a faithful follower of Voldemort?

In Philosopher's Stone, Hagrid says that "there's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin," and yet Sirius Black, a Gryffindor, was still considered to be one of the most ...

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