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Questions tagged [barty-crouch-jr]

For questions specifically about Bartemius "Barty" Crouch Junior, a character in Harry Potter. Questions that merely mention him do not need this tag.

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Did Barty Crouch Jr. know the Defense Against Dark Arts teacher job was cursed?

Before Barty Crouch Jr. went to Hogwarts to become the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, he was already in communication with his master, Lord Voldemort. Voldemort knew the post was cursed and ...
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How was Moody captured by Wormtail and Barty Crouch Jr? [duplicate]

At the start of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, how was Alastor Moody captured? Why was he able to be captured by Wormtail and Barty Crouch Jr? After all Alastor Moody was the most powerful ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr. have a terminal illness?

NominSim makes an excellent case that Barty Crouch Jr. was already dying while in prison at Azkaban in his answer to this question. “The Dementors are blind. They sensed one healthy, one dying ...
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Why couldn't the Ministry of Magic use Veritaserum to question Winky about Barty Crouch Jr.'s Testimony? [duplicate]

Since Winky was present at the testimony of Bartemius Crouch Jr. (in the Defense Against the Dark Arts office), she would have remembered it. In addition, she could confirm that what he was saying was ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr.'s soul split after killing a spider?

Fake Moody had demonstrated a killing curse on the spider in class. I have my doubts that he would risk his soul being damaged over some spider demo. Was he not aware of the soul splitting process ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. accuse Malfoy of cowardice for attacking Harry Potter given his own behavior?

Given that he and several other Death Eaters (namely Bellatrix, Rabastan and Rodolphus Lestrange) had attacked the Longbottoms, with four people attacking two, why did Barty criticize Draco Malfoy for ...
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Why didn't Barty Crouch Jr. pretend to be innocent in the film?

In the film The Goblet of Fire, a witness accuses Barty Crouch Jr. of a crime to a court. The witness was trying to avoid being sent back to Azkaban, so he could have merely been making it up. Why ...
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Why didn't Sirius write to Dumbledore to let him know that Harry saw Bartemius Crouch sneaking in Snape's office on the Marauder's Map?

If he only had, all the subsequent events would have been avoided as Dumbledore would probably have solved the whole case earlier... We know Harry writes to Sirius right away to tell him about Crouch ...
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How did fake Mad-Eye Moody, Barty Crouch Jr., evade two highly skilled Legilimens? [duplicate]

Dumbledore and Snape were both highly skilled Legilimens, the magical skill of extracting feelings and memories from another person's mind. Both men interacted almost daily with the fake Mad-Eye ...
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Was Barty Crouch Jr. an Occlumens?

An Occlumens is a practitioner of Occlumency, while Occlumency means closing the mind. Despite being in the same school with two great Legilimens (Dumbledore and Snape), he was only discovered to be ...
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Did Barty Crouch Sr. know the secret of 'Alastor Moody'?

In the 4th movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, after the second task, Barty Crouch Sr. met Alastor Moody - who was in fact his son Barty Crouch Jr. in disguise. Had Mr. Crouch recognized that ...
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Why didn't Barty Crouch Jr just use Imperio on Moody?

Kidnapping Moody and constantly depending on Polyjuice Potion for an entire year seems like a lot of unnecessary trouble just to get Harry to touch the cup. Why not simply use Imperio instead?
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Did Barty Crouch Jr. participate in the torture of Neville's parents?

I know that in court he vehemently denies it, but is after all still found guilty and in succession sent to Azkaban. I can't remember any definitive proof though, so is there any canon information ...
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Did the student body know about Barty Crouch Jr?

When Barty Crouch, Jr. was apprehended at the end of Goblet of Fire it was done by a handful of professors. Harry was there only because Crouch took him. Much like when Dumbledore comments at the ...
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Why did Crouch Jr. transform into a healthy version of Moody? [duplicate]

How could Barty Crouch Jr. assume Mad-Eye Moody's healthy figure, if he was taking Polyjuice Potion taken from a feeble and weak Moody? Isn't the Polyjuice Potion supposed to make you look like the ...
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Why was Barty Crouch Jr. a Death Eater?

Given his father is a dedicated worker of the Ministry of Magic, and not an apparent segregationist like the Malfoys, and that Barty Jr. was a highly accomplished student, why exactly did he become a ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. deny being a Death Eater?

In Book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry uses the Pensieve to see Dumbledore's memory in which Barty Crouch Jr. is accused of using the Cruciatus Curse and being a Voldemort supporter. We ...
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How could Barty Crouch Jr. perform such powerful magic?

Barty Crouch Jr. was about 19 when he was thrown into Azkaban. According to this answer, he spent 11 years and 10 months under the control of his father's Imperius Curse--over a third of his life. ...