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For questions about Avada Kedavra, the Killing Curse in Harry Potter.

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Can a single Killing Curse kill more than one soul?

If targeted at a group of individuals and with the intention to kill them, could a single invocation of Avada Kedavra eliminate an entire group? I am asking for, er, a friend who has, um, a pest ...
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Why didn't Harry die the first time Voldemort used the Killing Curse in the Forbidden Forest?

And in Deathly Hallows, why didn't the Killing Curse rebound when Voldemort tried killing Harry with the Elder Wand when Harry was undefended?
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Why was Harry's scar lightning-shaped?

Why was the scar that Harry received from the Avada Kedavra spell lightning shaped? Is there any reason why a death spell that was blocked by would leave a scar specifically in the shape of a ...
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Why didn't Voldemort use Avada Kedavra on Dumbledore during their duel at the Ministry of Magic?

If avada kedavra is unblockable (except when an object comes in between the victim and the castor), why didn't Voldemort use it against Dumbledore during their battle at the Ministry in book 5? Was he ...
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Could Draco kill Dumbledore with Avada Kedavra?

I have read the books a while ago and reading some questions here I have seen two mentions: Avada Kedavra is not an easy spell, it requires some bit of powerful magic. Moody (Barty Crouch Jr.) says ...
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Can you block Avada Kevadra with a Patronus charm?

In my question here, I asked if Patronuses were corporeal or not. The answer was that they are decidedly so, and can interact with the physical world. Now my question is if they are indeed corporeal ...
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What is the source of this lighting bolt shaped wand movement for Avada Kedavra?

On the Harry Potter wikia's page for Killing Curse, the following lightning bolt shaped icon is displayed as the wand movement. This icon is stylized like the ones that appeared on the old, pre-2015 ...
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