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Questions tagged [harry-potter]

For questions about J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter or the related franchise, consisting of the original book series, expanded books, feature length films, plays, Pottermore, video games and more (including fan fiction). For questions about the Fantastic Beasts series also tag with [fantastic-beats].

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Harry Potter Fanfic - “Professor Potter” and the power of love magic

I’m looking for a fanfic I must have read >5 years ago. It was a long novel and was part of a trilogy set without horcruxes starting from where OotP finished. Harry & Ginny pairing. Some facts ...
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How did Professor Snape stop himself from becoming an Obscurus?

Quoting from the HP Wiki article on Tobias Snape: Tobias had a very poor relationship with both his wife and his son; when Severus was younger, Tobias frequently shouted at and hit Eileen whilst ...
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How could Ron and Hermione meet Dumbledore in the Entrance Hall?

At the end of Philosopher's Stone Hermione states that she and Ron ran into Dumbledore in the Entrance Hall on their way to the owlery. “So what happened to you two?” said Harry. “Well, I got ...
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Why did it take so long for Jacob to recover his supposedly happy memories?

In "The Crimes of Grindelwald" it answers why Jacob recovered his memories: NEWT: But you were supposed to have been Obliviated! JACOB: I know! NEWT: So . . . But . . . JACOB: It ...
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Is what Grindelwald tells Credence true? [duplicate]

Movie spoilers: Crimes of Grindelwald (Fantastic Beasts II)
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Why did J. K. Rowling choose to downplay dragons?

Wherever I see dragons in fantasy works, they are portrayed as very powerful creatures. They can decimate entire armies without taking much damage. Even powerful kingdoms avoid them at all costs. The ...
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Is the name Rookwood in any way special?

The name Rookwood is used in V for Vendetta (A former fingerman) and Harry Potter (A lesser DeathEater). Is this a fairly common British name or does it have some kind of hidden meaning?
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When was the pact revealed in The Crimes of Grindelwald made? [on hold]

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we found out that Grindelwald and Dumbledore But it seems to me, that there is no time when this could have been made. In the time of the movie Ariana ...
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How is it possible that the spell didn't work fully? [duplicate]

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (first movie from the series) The main characters are sad about it, so it seems they believe it really worked. But at the beginning of the ...
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Was Harry Potter only special because of his love?

In the Half-Blood Prince, when discussing Horcruxes, Dumbledore and Harry talk about how Voldemort can be defeated after all his other Horcruxes are destroyed. Dumbledore mentions that uncommon skill ...
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If an Animagus eats something that is harmful to the Animagus' form would it harm them?

If an Animagus eats something that is harmful to the Animagus' form would it harm them? For example, if Sirius Black was in his Animagus form as a dog, would he get sick if he ate chocolate? If he ...
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What are the nonverbal spells used in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

What are the nonverbal spells used in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald? For example, when the Auror protects himself ? Or the spell he used to enter within the wall and to appear near ...
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Why did Dumbledore send Harry to the Dursley's house instead of to his grandparents? [duplicate]

This big question leads to the next question. What happened to Harry's grandparents? Lily's parents and James's parents are both absent from the story and we never knew what happened to them. Most ...
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Why did Slughorn stop teaching?

In the beginning of Half-Blood Prince we see Dumbledore recruit a former teacher of Hogwarts — Professor Slughorn. A potions teacher. It is presumed that he was teaching in the past, and left at some ...
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Why did Newt have champagne on his counter?

When they escape and get into his kitchen, one of Newt’s baby Nifflers climbs onto a champagne bottle Newt had on his counter and ends up popping off the cork, going flying along with it. But, why ...
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What were the crimes of Grindelwald?

The title of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald implies that Grindelwald is going to go on a massive killing spree or embark on some sort of major criminal endeavour. However, if I recall ...
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What's the deal with Grindelwald's magical skull bong?

Grindelwald is depicted on several occasions smoking from a creepy skull. It's carried with reverence and he uses the smoke to generate images of the future for his audience. The wiki is woefully ...
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How did Harry Potter survive the attack from Voldemort? [closed]

Everyone says Harry Potter survived from Voldemort's attack and made him disappear. But how? The explanation that his mother sacrificed herself to protect Harry still does not explain how. "His ...
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Timeline of the Harry Potter movies

Using only information found in the 10 Harry Potter movies, (and not using stuff from the books), what timeline of events can we make for the Harry Potter Universe? To keep this from getting to broad,...
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Harry's abuse discovered

I'm looking for a fanfic that I have read before. Harry's abuse by the Dursleys is discovered after an incident involving a potion. In the story, Harry and Draco both get the potion on themselves and ...
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What does Grin refer to in Harry Potter?

Are there any other important references aside from this one: Seamus Finnigan: "The Grin? What's the Grin?" Bem: "Not the Grin, you idiot. The Grim. "Taking the form of a giant spectral dog, ...
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Can spells affect a part of an object/body or only the whole thing?

Inspired by this answer: (Side note: "Reducto" would be a better counter to AK than Expelliarmus because it takes two less syllables to cast so you have a wider window, but you'd have to make sure ...
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Did the prefects sit separately?

In Chapter Twelve of Philosopher's Stone the following sentence appears: "And you're not sitting with the prefects today, either," said George. "Christmas is a time for family." It appears from ...
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How could Kowalski remember what happened in New York? And is the movie explanation? [duplicate]

Whoever saw the trailer is able to see that Kowalski plays a major role in the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In Fantatic Beasts II there was one explanation for it:
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Did making Horcruxes affect Voldemort's power?

Voldemort made 7 pieces of his soul by making Horcruxes. Did it affect his power? Was his power 7 times greater than the movie before the attack at Harry's parents at Godric's Hollow?
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Can this connection between Credence and Dumbledore be true?

Credence was revealed at the end of the film to be We know that Albus Dumbledore was born in 1881, that his mother Kendra Dumbledore died in 1900 and that his father Percival Dumblefore was in ...
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Was the Dumbledore/Grindelwald duel affected by the blood oath? [closed]

In "The Crimes of Grindelwald", a blood oath prevents Dumbledore and Grindelwald from dueling. However, we know they must have their famous duel in 1945. How can it still happen?
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How many days would it take to go from Hogwarts to London by carriage?

I am making a fanfiction story about Harry Potter set in the 19th century. The main character lives in London, attends Hogwarts, and returns home during Christmas and whenever they let them go home. ...
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What happens if an Unbreakable Vow is unable to be fulfilled?

In Harry Potter, the Unbreakable Vow seems to work like so: Two people consent to make an Unbreakable Vow (you can't just thrust an Unbreakable vow on someone without them knowing) One of those ...
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Was Voldemort acting illogically considering the “inhertance” of the Elder Wand? [duplicate]

This always struck me as odd in the Deathly Hallows. Yes, Voldemort was wrong in the end thinking that one becomes the master by killing the previous owner. But even acting according to his own theory,...
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How can the Deathly Hallows defy death?

The Deathly Hallows as Dumbledore states were actually created by three gifted wizards. And the master of them can defy death. But they are wizard-made and not given by death. Then how can any wizard-...
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Did Albus Dumbledore ask Severus Snape to kill him?

Recently I heard people claiming that Severus Snape was ultimately a hero. The rationale being that Albus wanted Snape to kill him, to save Malfoy. As Snape was killed where Malfoy would have been. ...
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Who was Credence travelling with on the boat?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we have a flashback scene where Leta is travelling on a ship to the US with Irma and her baby brother, Corvus. Across the cabin from them we also have ...
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Why isn't the Wizarding World filled with ghosts? [duplicate]

I remember that once Nearly Headless Nick told Harry that souls find a chance to come back to the world or go the other way (or something like this). Those who choose to come back or have an ...
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How could the Marauders make the Marauder's Map so powerful?

The Marauder's Map is really a puzzling magical artifact for me. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry saw Barty Crouch go to Snape's inventory who used Polyjuice Potion to disguise himself as ...
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Why didn't Voldemort search for the Deathly Hallows? [duplicate]

We know that Tom Riddle was obsessed with immortality and was planning about it ever since he was a little boy. If he had the time to meticulously plan for those Horcruxes, why did he not go in search ...
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Is there any downside to Voldemort getting “killed”?

A large part of the plot of Goblet of Fire hinges on the fact that Voldemort insisted on specifically using Harry for his rebirthing ritual. As he says in the graveyard: But I knew the one I must ...
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Drarry fan fiction where the Malfoys hide the fact they are Veelas from Draco

I once read the description of a Drarry fan fic I didn't like at the time. I never had a chance to read it. It was about Veelas and stuff. The description was something like this: "What if some of ...
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Who does Leta say she loves?

During the battle between the Aurors and Grindelwald there is a moment when Grindelwald's attention is drawn to Leta. They have a brief conversation with Grindelwald asking Leta to join him. Leta then ...
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Why does Draco Malfoy try to befriend Harry? [duplicate]

So, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone). We see Draco Malfoy attempt to befriend Harry. Even as he does so, he declares that some families are 'better than others', and ...
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What did Dumbledore teach?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Dumbledore teaches DADA. But from the books we always heard about him as of a Transfiguration teacher (say, in Tom Riddle's days). It is stated in the ...
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Why are Grindelwald's eyes different colours?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Grindelwald is clearly shown to have one black iris and one pale (white or grey) iris. Is there an explanation of why this is the case? I'm prepared ...
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Why didn’t Dumbledore’s protective charm stop working on 4 Privet Drive? [duplicate]

Wouldn’t the protective charm Dumbledore placed on Number 4, Privet Drive to protect Harry stop working when he died? In the books this occurs many times (Prof. Slughorn’s fish that Lily has given ...
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Did Voldemort know what Nagini was? [closed]

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we learn that Did Voldemort know about this?
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Did Gellert Grindelwald actually die in the movies?

Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is mentioned that Grindelwald refused to reveal the location and who truly possessed the Elder Wand, thus getting killed by Voldemort. However, in the ...
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How did Ron enter into the Chamber of Secrets? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Ron enters into the the 'Chamber of Secrets' by mimicking parseltongue. How exactly could he enter into Chamber when he is not the one. Does the magic on doors ...
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Why didn't Fred and George discover Pettigrew first with the Marauders Map? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Fred & George give the Marauder’s Map to Harry. And then suddenly Harry discovers that Pettigrew is alive and in Hogwarts. But it is very strange that ...
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Does the Fidelius charm prevent Apparation?

When Harry, Hermione, and Ron leave Shell Cottage in Deathly Hallows we are told that they needed to leave the bounds of the Fidelius Charm in order to Apparate: All three of them glanced back at ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction with seriously dark Harry

Looking for a fan-fic where Harry appears very dark and depressed, sometimes even self-harming. He tries to get out of his depression due to his abused childhood and all the surroundings by brushing ...
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Harry Potter YouTube video, Harry and Ginny soul bonded

I'm looking for a YouTube video in which Harry and Ginny I believe are soul bonded and they end up getting married so when the credits come by it says Ginny Potter. If I'm not mistaken Hermione and ...