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-beasts].

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Was Voldemort's regime inspired by Nazi Germany? [duplicate]

Voldemort and the Death Eaters' idea of "purifying" the blood of the wizard community and getting rid of all muggle-borns sounds a lot like Nazi Germany's idea of an Aryan race. Was Voldemort's regime ...
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in the Harry Potter Universe, is Father Christmas/Santa a wizard or magical being? [duplicate]

Though I've never seen him mentioned, Father Christmas, aka Kris Kringle, aka St. Nick, aka Santa Claus, conceivably could be as real as any other magical being. Is there any canon evidence that her ...
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Can Inferi be made out of any dead body?

In book six, Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, the Horcrux is surrounded by a lake filled with Inferi. Did Voldemort have to use people he killed, or did Voldemort simply just go to a graveyard ...
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Had J. K. Rowling seen This Is Spinal Tap before writing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?

This may sound like a bizarre question, but when I was rewatching the classic 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, I noticed something about this scene. Nigel ...
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If Harry killed Voldemort before Voldemort “killed” the Horcrux within Harry, would Voldemort just have managed to come back again? [duplicate]

If Harry had killed Voldemort before Voldemort "killed" the Horcrux within Harry, would Voldemort just have managed to come back again somehow?
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Why didn't Petunia know that Harry wasn't supposed to use magic out of school?

In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry scares Dudley into thinking that he is allowed to do magic out of school. However this should have never scared Dudley as Petunia ...
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How does Voldemort get back to Albania?

In the 1st Harry Potter, at the end it's revealed that Quirrell ran into Voldemort in Albania, where he possessed him. At the end, Voldemort leaves Quirrell, and he dies. Since Voldemort was still a ...
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Harry Potter fan-fic where Harry was abused and rescued by the Order

I remember a few things that happened in this fan-fic. Harry was abused. He was rescued by the order. Order gets worried when Harry stops writing Harry gets in trouble or something. He was locked in ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction called “Playing the Part” [on hold]

Does anyone have a copy of "What Goes Around" by Tuckerpuppy(HarleyD)? The book has to do with Draco coming home(can't remember why) and finding the manor empty. He had looked for his family when the ...
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What abilities exist in the Potterverse and how common are they?

Is there a definitive list of what abilities exist in the Potterverse that cannot be learned by any magician and how rare they are? The ones I am able to remember: Parselmouth very rare ...
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How would Voldemort have drunk the elixir of life without a body?

In the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore says "... Voldemort like to operate alone, remember. I believe that he would have found the thought of being dependent, even on the Elixir, ...
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Why isn't Hagrid removed from Hogwarts sooner in Harry's would-be 7th year?

In the 7th book, when Ron is eventually able to tune in to the Potterwatch radio station with the password "Albus", they mention that there was an attempt to arrest Hagrid for hosting an event at ...
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HP Fanfic where Sirius is in a relationship with a healer named Sebastian and they take custody of Harry

I remember several details about this story: Sirius is gay, I believe his boyfriend was named Sebastian. At one point his boyfriend (Sebastian) was called in because it turned out Ron's body had ...
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Are there any times at all in the Harry potter series where Filch is actually being nice to anyone?

Are there any times at all in the Harry potter series where Filch is actually being nice to anyone? Whether in the books or movies? Or is he just mean to everybody?
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How did Ron get five hundred Chocolate Frog cards?

In Harry's first year on the train to Hogwarts, Ron doesn't have the money to buy something when the woman with the cart comes. Ron’s ears went pink again and he muttered that he’d brought sand­...
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Drarry Veela courtship Harry Potter fan fiction

I read this story late last year and it was very good. I'm looking to read it again but can't find it. Harry is a Veela and holds a contest for possible mates. The Quibbler sets up interviews with ...
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Harry Slash Draco Fanfic Where Draco Passes Through A Mirror and Comes Out With Two Bodies

I am going spare trying to find this fic, it may have been deleted. In this fic Harry and Draco are Aurors and lovers. They are chasing a criminal called the Sandman and he runs through a mirror, ...
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Can a wizard/witch recognize a Maledictus?

Can a wizard or witch recognize a Maledictus? What about a Parselmouth? Can they, without asking the serpent, recognize if it once had human form?
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Harry Potter Fanfiction where Harry is injured after a battle and stays with Snape

I'm looking for a Harry Potter fan fiction story. It was off of Fanfiction.net I believe. It takes place after the battle. Harry is injured where he can't talk. He ends up staying with Snape not sure ...
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Why didn't Snape ask Dumbledore why he let “Moody” search his office?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Snape says: “You know I’m hiding nothing, Moody,” he said in a soft and dangerous voice, “as you’ve searched my office pretty thoroughly yourself.” ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Lily and James survive, but they lose Harry

So I read this Harry Potter fic about two years ago (around 2017) and never could find it again. Basically Lily and James are alive and survive that night and Harry is still as well, but he goes ...
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Is the Hogwarts express the only train in the wizarding world? [duplicate]

Is the Hogwarts express the only train in the wizarding world? If there's a whole platform 9 and 3/4 are there other trains that use the platform or is the Hogwarts express the only train in ...
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Does each house in Hogwarts have its own anthem?

After seeing this question: Does Hogwarts have its own anthem? I was wondering if each house in Hogwarts has its own anthem? I know Slytherin wrote the song "Weasley is our King" but can we consider ...
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Does Hogwarts have its own anthem?

Does Hogwarts have its own anthem or song? If yes what are the lyrics of that song? I want to know if anything about a song or anthem is mentioned in the books.
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Looking for a fanfiction marriage law fic hermione and draco

I read a story on fanfiction a few years ago and now I can't find it. It was a marriage law fic between draco and hermione. In the story someone who worked at the ministry tried to pull strings to get ...
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Who issues wizarding currency? [duplicate]

The Goblins think all money is theirs... Do goblins and the Gringotts Banks create wizarding money and control rates, or maybe the Ministry of Magic controls money and rates? https://en.wikipedia....
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry is sent back in time

I know this story is on Fanfiction.net. Here’s what I remember: Harry is known as a Peverell; I don’t know if he is the MOD but I do know he is living in Peverell Castle Harry is in contact with ...
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Was it Mrs. Weasley's intent to publicly shame the whole Weasley family by sending Ron a howler?

I am wondering what are the disciplinary purpose of parents who send a howler to their child. Is it merely to raise a voice to show the child they're distraught and angry, or the purpose is also a ...
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Why isn't there armor to protect from spells in the Potterverse?

I am just curious why there is nothing to protect from magical spells other than spells. For example an armor or some shield.
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Are there any known parselmouths in Harry Potter at the current time period? [duplicate]

We know that Voldemort was one, being a descendant of Slytherin. Harry was one as well, by virtue of having a piece of Voldemort inside of him. Dumbledore could at least understand it, even though if ...
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Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide - what's unreliable?

All the Pottermore articles on Hogwarts are collected in a book called Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide. I understand it's a catchy title, but is there actually any information in there ...
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Why did Salazar Slytherin arm the Chamber of Secrets with a Basilisk?

Why did Salazar Slytherin arm the Chamber of Secrets with a Basilisk? If the main reason was, as the legend says, to "let his heir purge those who were unworthy to study magic" (i.e., kill Muggles) it ...
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What do we know about the fight between Salazar Slytherin and Godric Gryffindor?

What do we know about the fight between Salazar Slytherin and Godric Gryffindor? We know that according to professor Binns, it was because Slytherin felt Muggle-Born students to be "untrustworthy". ...
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Is there any potential evidence that Grindelwald was an Obscurus?

Was Grindelwald an Obscurus? In Fantastic Beasts, he has an obsession with them - especially Credence. It seems to me that a possible reason for that is that he was one himself (personal headcanon of ...
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What was the deeper meaning of Hermione wanting the cloak?

In Deathly Hallows: “I think you’re right,” she told him. “It’s just a morality tale, it’s obvious which gift is best, which one you’d choose —” The three of them spoke at the same time; ...
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What is the bio-hazard with an eye symbol on Moody's pocket watch?

In the film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire we see Moody with a pocket watch that he uses several times. Click image to enlarge. It has a bio-hazard like symbol with an eye in the ...
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Is there an in-universe reason Harry says this or is this simply a Rowling mistake?

In Order of the Phoenix, after Harry, sitting in Dumbledore's office, thinks: Harry turned his back on Dumbledore and stared determinedly out of the window. He could see the Quidditch stadium in ...
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Why didn't the Ministry detect Dobby Apparating?

In Chapter Two of Chamber of Secrets Dobby smashes the pudding and Disapparates: The pudding fell to the floor with a heart-stopping crash. Cream splattered the windows and walls as the dish ...
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Has Rowling commented on the Goblins' resemblance to the common “Jew” caricature?

As a disclaimer, I am not asking whether or not Rowling is an antisemite. She has commented on antisemitism before, and the answer to the question of her deeply held personal views would almost ...
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Wouldn't Kreacher have been able to escape even without following an order?

In Chapter Ten of Deathly Hallows we are presented with the story of Kreacher's escape from Voldemort's cave: “How did you get away?” Harry asked, and he was not surprised to hear himself ...
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How did Severus Snape use Felix Felicis potion?

Horace Slughorn claimed that only once a student prepared a 'good enough' Draught of Living Death potion, receiving a Felix Felicis probe (before Harry did). I guess that student was Severus Snape. ...
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How does a House Elf know its name was called?

When a Wizard calls his House Elf's name, it appears. But how does the Elf know it was called?
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Has Dumbledore ever scolded Harry?

We see in both books and movies that Harry Potter is Dumbledore's golden boy. Their relationship was more of a personal thing. Dumbledore was more like a mentor than a headmaster to Harry and ...
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What makes one wizard more powerful than another? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter universe, a recurring theme is that some wizards are more powerful than others. For instance, Voldemort is considered to be an immensely powerful wizard, and so is Dumbledore. ...
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Drarry fanfiction with a dark Harry and where Cho outs Harry to the Daily Prophet

I'm looking for a Drarry fanfiction I seem to have forgotten the name of. It had several chapters, and was centered around a dark Harry (he was okay at first, but he slowly lost his shit as the story ...
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Why don't Wizards use wrist straps to protect against disarming charms?

Inspired by a tweet by rocket: me: see the wrist strap stops you from dropping the wiimote voldemort: this is brilliant [later] harry potter: expelliarmus! voldemort: [wand ...
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What happened to Hermione's wand after that it was confiscated?

Hermione's wand was confiscated by Snatchers in the spring of 1998 when she, Harry, and Ron were caught after Harry accidentally broke the Taboo curse by saying Voldemort's name. Hermione subsequently ...
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Is “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” canon? [duplicate]

After reading this answer, I started wondering if HP:WU actually is canon. I did some research and found two contradictory stories. From Wizards Unite Hub: "The events in Wizards Unite are ...
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Would someone be able to use Felix Felicis to make MORE Felix Felicis?

I was thinking about the Harry Potter-verse and it occurred to me that the luck potion Felix Felicis would have been an OP game changer if used correctly! Other questions have highlighted how it might ...
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Are there any instances of members of different Hogwarts houses coupling up and marrying each other?

Being a casual fan of the books, it occurred to me that in most cases, the couples I have seen in the Harry Potter stories all seem to come from the same house, with Harry and Cho Chang being an ...