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A character in J.K. Rowling's world of Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid is a half-human/half-giant teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is also a member of the Order of the Phoenix.

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Was Hagrid's hut built specifically for him?

I came across Why did Hagrid live in a hut?, and now I am wondering whether the hut was built specifically for Hagrid, like how the Whomping Willow was specifically planted due to Lupin attending ...
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Why did Hagrid live in a hut?

Hagrid lived in a hut away from the rest of Hogwarts. To my best recollection, the other professors lived in Hogwarts castle proper. So why was he in a hut? Not good enough for a proper room in the ...
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Did Hagrid know that Tom Riddle was Voldemort?

From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: "Better Hufflepuff than Slytherin," said Hagrid darkly. "There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin. You-Know-Who was one."...
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Why was Hagrid kept waiting for half an hour?

The detention in The Philosopher's Stone was clearly set for eleven o'clock. Your detention will take place at eleven o'clock tonight. Meet Mr Filch in the Entrance Hall. Prof M. McGonagall (...
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Was Hagrid guilty of blood prejudice?

After Mr Weasley and Mr Malfoy have their fistfight in Flourish and Blotts, Hagrid says: "Yeh should've ignored him, Arthur...Rotten ter the core, the whole family, everyone knows that. No Malfoy's ...
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Why clap for Hagrid?

At the end of the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, after Hagrid returns from Azkaban and Harry gives him a hug, Dumbledore gives him a standing ovation, and soon enough most of the entire ...
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Was Hagrid ever put on trial?

Hagrid was accused twice of having one of his creatures (Aragog specifically) attack students at Hogwarts. The first was during his time as student when Moaning Myrtle was killed. Hagrid ended up ...
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Why did anybody seriously believe that Hagrid was the Heir of Slytherin?

For 50 years Hagrid took the rap for the opening of the Chamber of Secrets. Everybody took Tom Riddle's word for it that Hagrid was the Heir of Slytherin. Yet everybody seemed to skim over one vital ...
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Was Hagrid ever compensated for his wrongful expulsion?

In the early chapters of Philosopher's Stone, when Harry presses Hagrid about his time at Hogwarts, Hagrid tells Harry that he was expelled and banned from doing magic (for reasons that come to light ...
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Is Hagrid mentally unstable?

A user in an answer to this question suggested that Hagrid is mentally unstable. Is there canonical evidence that directly states if Hagrid is mentally unstable or not? Failing that, here's a follow-...
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Are Hagrid's parents dead?

I have just re-watched the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets film for the third time and I asked myself if Hagrid's parents are dead. So, are they alive or aren't they?
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Why did Dumbledore appoint Hagrid as professor of Care of Magical Creatures? [duplicate]

Concerning magical creatures Hagrid's expertise is evident, but his judgement is impaired. He also has a quick temper and when angered, can assault people, which makes him less than perfect teacher ...
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Why does everyone call Hagrid by his last name?

Throughout the Harry Potter novels, Rubeus Hagrid is the only character consistently addressed by his last name in a friendly manner. While the trio do frequently address their enemies by their last ...
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How did Hagrid vanish into thin air?

In the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Hagrid mentions he needs to leave in a hurry and hands Harry the train ticket. Harry asks Hagrid about the ticket as he squints at it in confusion, ...
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Is Hagrid anti-muggle?

Hagrid shows up to collect Harry, but becomes angry, belligerent, insistent, threatening, and violent as soon as the Dursleys showed reluctance to allow Harry to go. Is Hagrid giving into anti-...
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Where was Hagrid when Bellatrix destroyed his house?

In the sixth Harry Potter movie, at the end when Bellatrix sets Hagrid's house on fire, where was he at the time? Also, where did he live from then on?
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How did Hagrid's wand find him?

In both movies and the books, it was stated more than once that wands choose wizards. The thing I don't understand is Hagrid's wand. It is known that only wizards can carry wands. Wand makers ...
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Who expelled Hagrid?

In trying to determine who has the authority to expel students from Hogwarts, the subject of Hagrid's expellation was raised. Did Headmaster Dippet expel Hagrid or did the Ministry of Magic? Is it ...
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Why did Fudge have to come to arrest Hagrid?

In CoS, Fudge comes to Hogwarts to arrest Hagrid, so he can make it look like the Ministry is doing something (i.e., arresting innocent people). But why did Fudge himself have to come? Isn't this a ...
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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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What does Hagrid eat?

Motivated by a comment here ... What does Rubeus Hagrid eat (in canon)? Presumably giants have quite different diets from humans: Grawp, for instance, living in the Forbidden Forest, seemed to be ...
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How does Hagrid travel?

Hagrid is seen all over the country throughout the series. Normal wizards travel by apparating, floo powder, brooms, and (occasionally) muggle transportation. Hagrid appears to big to use the floo ...
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What did Hagrid say to Lockhart on the subject of his books?

In Chamber of Secrets (Chapter 7: Mudbloods and Murmurs), after the slug incident on the Quidditch pitch, Ron, Hermione and Harry head off to Hagrid's hut. As they approach, they see Lockhart leaving,...
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Was Hagrid able to cast a Patronus, and if so what was its form?

Hagrid is not shown casting a Patronus anywhere in the series, but still he was an Order member, and Order members usually communicate by means of a Patronus. Is there any indication that Hagrid was ...
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What was Hagrid's boggart form?

Hagrid doesn't seem to be afraid of any animals or people. But in some sense he is timid. Is there any indication what Hagrid's boggart form is?
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Why does Flitwick need Hagrid to set up the Christmas trees?

In Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Hagrid drags a large fir tree from somewhere, most likely the Forbidden forest, to the Great Hall, where Flitwick is busy putting up Christmas decorations. ...
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What kind of English does Hagrid speak?

Through all the books Hagrid speaks a bit oddly. He changes word order, skips letters/parts of words or merges words. Is this some kind of specific dialect or accent? "Won't make no diff'rence!" ...
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Why does Madame Maxime forgive Hagrid?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hagrid seemed to cause Madame Maxime great anger. For a while, he was really upset with her while she was aloof and angry toward him. So why did Madame ...
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Was Hagrid acquitted of opening the Chamber?

In Chamber of Secrets, Harry sees that Hagrid was accused of opening the Chamber through the memory stored in Voldemort’s diary. Hagrid is expelled from school, but Dumbledore allows him to stay on ...
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Did Madame Maxime really just have big bones?

In Goblet of Fire it is heavily implied that Madame Maxime is half giant, but never explicitly mentioned. In The Order of the Phoenix, this is further enforced by stating that she went with Hagrid to ...
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Why did Hagrid send Harry and Ron into the Forbidden Forest if he knew Aragog would want to kill and eat them?

It just seems silly that he would put them in danger like that. Why didn't Hagrid just tell them that he didn't do anything in the slightest to attack muggleborns when they were talking in the hut?
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Where was Sirius's bike all the years?

Please read my update below This is just a simple question, that came to my mind while I was listening to the Deathly Hallows and heard: Hagrid was standing ready beside the motorbike, goggles on. ...
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In Deathly Hallows, why do Voldemort & co just tie Hagrid up? Why not kill him?

Towards the end of Deathly Hallows, when Harry goes to BigV in the forest, we see Hagrid tied to a tree on the edge of the clearing. They even use Silencing Charms on him to shut him up. Voldemort ...
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How did Hagrid put Fluffy in the room in the third floor?

Fluffy is a large, vicious, three-headed dog who was once cared for by Rubeus Hagrid. Fluffy's greatest weakness is the inability to resist falling asleep to the sound of music. Hermione: "That ...
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What house was Hagrid in before being expelled?

Hagrid, as shown in Chamber of Secrets, was once a student at Hogwarts, but was expelled from the school when Tom Marvolo Riddle framed him for keeping dangerous pets in the school. Since Hagrid ...
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Was Hagrid an Occlumens?

This HP fanfic got me thinking. Was Hagrid an Occlumens? If not, why didn't Quirrell simply use the spell Leglimency on him to find out how to beat Fluffy?
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Can you order a replacement wand?

Hagrid keeps his broken wand. Breaking seems a mode of punishment and not just an inconvenience. Can a wizard buy a new wand if the old one is broken?
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Vernon insulted Dumbledore and Dudley got a tail?

Why does an "obviously good guy" (Hagrid) retaliate against a child for the child's father's misbehavior (see here for detailed quotes)?
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Did Hagrid breed the blast-ended skrewt?

When answering this, I ran across this tidbit, which was quite interesting but, sadly, un-cited: The Blast-Ended Skrewt is a hybrid creature bred by Rubeus Hagrid in the autumn of 1994, by crossing ...
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Who exactly was Hagrid expecting in the Chamber of Secrets?

In the second Harry Potter movie, Hagrid comes to the door slowly while carrying his crossbow only to see Harry and Ron under the invisibility cloak. Then afterwards he does the same only to reveal ...
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Would the Horcrux cave water have killed Hagrid?

After reading DVK's answer here I though of reasons to bring Hagrid to the cave. I know that Voldemort's protections did not have a wide scope - Kreacher could apparate in and out with ease, as well I ...
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Did Dumbledore ever trust Hagrid with his life?

In the very first chapter of the very first book, we observe the following exchange between Professor McGonagall and Professor Dumbledore: "You think it -- wise -- to trust Hagrid with something as ...
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As Part Veela, Why Could Fleur Delacour Use Polyjuice Potion to Transform into Harry, and Why Could Hagrid Not?

It is established in Deathly Hallows that Polyjuice Potion is meant for human transformations only: ‘Wha’ was tha’ about?’ roared Hagrid. ‘I’m sorry, Harry, but I had to check,’ said Lupin ...
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How Big is Hagrid?

Throughout the Harry Potter series, Hagrid's large size is repeatedly described. His feet are the size of baby dolphins; his hands are as large as (rubbish) bin lids; he seems to Harry to be too big ...
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Why Couldn't Hagrid Have a Functional Wand?

I'm wondering why Hagrid isn't allowed to carry a wand or do magic. We know that Hagrid carries a pink umbrella with the suspected remnants of his broken wand secreted inside (CoS chapter 7), and ...
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How in the world does Hagrid know about soccer?

“It’s our sport. Wizard sport. It’s like — like soccer in the Muggle world — everyone follows Quidditch — played up in the air on broomsticks and there’s four balls — sorta hard ter explain the rules.”...
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Why did Hagrid's umbrella work for him?

It is implied (heavily) that Hagrid's umbrella contains the pieces of his wand which was broken after his expulsion from Hogwarts. However, there are many examples of wands being broken and they ...
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How did Hagrid get to the old house on the rock?

How did Hagrid meet up with Harry Potter to hand deliver his letter? In Chapter 5 of the Sorcerer's Stone: "How did you get here?" Harry asked, looking around for another boat. "Flew" said ...