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Questions tagged [dobby]

Dobby is a house-elf loyal to Harry Potter first introduced to the Harry Potter world in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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Why did Dobby help Harry Potter?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, why is Dobby helping Harry Potter? What are his motives?
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Why didn't Dobby just steal the diary?

Dobby's motivation in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets seems to be to protect Harry at all costs from the opening of the Chamber. "No, no, no," squeaked Dobby, shaking his head so hard his ...
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Did the condition of house elves really improve after the initial defeat of Voldemort? In what way?

When Dobby first meets Harry, he mentions how much better life had vecome for house elves after the vanishing of Lord Voldemort. “Ah, if Harry Potter only knew!” Dobby groaned, more tears ...
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Why couldn't Dobby just tell Harry what was going on?

In Chamber of Secrets, Dobby went to see Harry a couple of times (first at Privet Drive and then at Hogwarts Castle's Hospital Wing). Dobby was doing everything he was not told to do viz: Going out ...
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Why didn't Hermione use her Dittany on Dobby when he was dying?

She DID have dittany in her bag. She used it to heal Ron. Why didn't she do the same for Dobby???
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Why didn't Dobby heal himself?

When Dobby was injured by Bellatrix Lestrange's knife. Why didn't Dobby or Harry use Healing Magic to treat Dobby. “The door banged open behind Harry and he looked up, terrified: Snape had burst ...
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Who was Harry thinking about when he asked Dobby if the person plotting to reopen the chamber of secrets had a brother?

This is the passage in question: “Not — not He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, sir —” But Dobby’s eyes were wide and he seemed to be trying to give Harry a hint. Harry, however, was completely lost. ...
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How old is Dobby?

In both Dobby’s Wikia page (I know it's not the most reliable piece of canon), and also his Wikipedia page; there is no mention of Dobby's age or birthdate. And I'm sure that no mention of his age was ...
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Did Dobby do a “camera-take?”

In Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Lucius Malfoy enters Dumbledore's office with Dobby. Harry is already present. But when Dobby begins to walk to the stairs leading to Dumbledore's desk, it ...
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Why did Dobby cheat his master?

In the beginning of Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets, Dobby alerted Harry about a secret plan which his master had. Why did Dobby cheat his master?