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Did the other Death Eaters know about Snape's death at Voldemort's hands?

Voldemort ordered Lucius Malfoy to go fetch Snape and have him meet the Dark Lord at the Shrieking Shack. Wouldn't Lucius, Narcissa, and others have wondered why Snape didn't rejoin them afterwards? ...
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What makes Avada Kedavra "Unforgivable"? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter universe, Avada Kedavra, the Killing Curse, is classified as "Unforgivable". The use of it on a fellow human being is enough to earn a life sentence in Azkaban. There are ...
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Was Dumbledore originally planned to be a villain?

Someone in a private discussion recently mentioned that they recall information that Rowling originally planned Dumbledore to be an actual villain (let's leave aside the quibble that a ton of fans ...
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In James Potter & the Vault of Destinies, what is the significance of Patches placing James and Ralph in Igor House?

James Potter and the Vault of Destinies is the third novel in the James Potter series of Harry Potter fanfiction by G. Norman Lippert. The series, running into 5 novels, involves the adventures of ...
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Looking for a fanfic in which Tom creates the Diary horcrux and Harry Potter appears

It starts out with Tom creating the Diary Horcrux in the middle of the CoS, and as he is finishing the ritual, a severely injured/dying Harry appears, holding the Diary. The Diary refuses to be taken ...
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Was the Bloody Baron ever violent towards students? (post-mortem)

Was The Bloody Baron ever violent towards students? I recently played through the 2001 Harry Potter 1 PC game, and in the castle, the Baron is dangerous to touch but does not chase you, then there is ...
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How does Hagrid purchase items his size?

It is canon that Hagrid lives in a hut. It is full of items his size: a large bed, large cutlery, etc. Where do wizards generally purchase normal things? Where does Hagrid find things his size?
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Has JK Rowling ever explained why she chose the address 4 Privet Drive?

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much Has JK Rowling ever explained why she chose the address 4 Privet Drive? I am ...
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How did Dumbledore manage to hide the stone the way he did? [duplicate]

The climax of the first book is when Harry is able to inexplicably able to retrieve the stone from inside the mirror. Shortly after, we learn that the only way to get the stone from the mirror, was to ...
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How did the Weasleys and Harry get to King's Cross?

I was watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and I would like to know how Harry, Ron, Ginny, Fred, George, Percy, Arthur, and Molly got to King's Cross Station, since the car only fits 5 ...
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Why did Crouch say "Despicable" at Dumbledore in Bagman's trial (in the Pensieve)?

Harry witnesses Ludo Bagman's trial (among others) as Dumbledore's memory in the Pensieve (Goblet of Fire ch30 "The Pensieve"). At the end of the trial, Crouch says "Despicable" to ...
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Wand accessories

Is it necessary to have metal parts added to a wand? If so, where would a person buy them (and what's the proper name for such embellishments? "Findings"?)? I thought I would make one for my ...
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Are there cases of Muggle illnesses (e.g. common cold) in Harry Potter?

It is possible that Hogwarts students could bring Muggle illnesses (e.g. cold, flu, etc.) from outside (e.g. during holiday break), which would then likely spread rapidly through Hogwarts. Are there ...
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Is Fantastic Beasts 4 still going ahead?

I've heard recently that Fantastic Beasts 4 is no longer going to be made, and since they have already put so much time and money into the previous films in the series, I don't understand why. I can't ...
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Why doesn't Harry die when Voldemort uses the killing curse on him? [duplicate]

Why doesn't Harry die when Voldemort uses the killing curse on him? I'm talking about the second time this happens, when they are in the forbidden forest during the Battle of Hogwarts, not in Godric's ...
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Does Hagrid ever deduct house points?

In the later books, Hagrid is a teacher, but I don't recall him ever deducting house points. Does he ever deduct house points?
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In what book did Harry Potter start showing affection towards Ginny Weasley?

Does anyone know at what point in the Harry Potter books Harry started showing affection towards Ginny Weasley?
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Harry Potter fanfiction where Harry poisons the whole Order of the Phoenix

Looking for a fanfic where Harry Potter poisoned the Order of the Phoenix with Muggle poison. The poison was in cupcakes. Thanks if anyone recognises it.
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Harry Potter FanFiction where Dementors leave Azkaban in support of Voldemort and Harry creates goblins to guard Azkaban

The story was very well written. It had a powerful Harry and a supportive Dumbledore. Dumbledore takes Harry and Ginny to visit Godric Hollow/ Potter Manor (?). Eventually they meet Lilly and James ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction where Harry is given Excalibur by the Lady of the Lake

I am searching for a Harry Potter fanfiction with the following things in it. Harry was imprisoned in Azkaban after being framed. Voldemort tortures him. Bellatrix removes one of Harry’s eyes. Harry ...
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How definitive is the fate of Voldemort at the end of Harry Potter?

When Voldemort temporarily “kills” Harry at the end of The Deathly Hallows, does it completely destroy the part of himself that existed within Harry? I couldn’t remember if Harry dying meant the part ...
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How did Pettigrew survive Hogwarts as a rat?

Maybe it was the plot armor, maybe Pettigrew was more intelligent than he looked in the books, but with Pettigrew's abilities, how did he survive Hogwarts? We know that he was Percy's pet before he ...
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Was Harry permanently immune to Voldemort's killing curse after Goblet of Fire?

We know that the presence of Lily's sacrifice in Voldemort's blood basically tethers Harry to life, allowing him to return. Does this basically mean that between books 4 and 7, Voldemort had no chance ...
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Why did Harry being prepared to let Voldemort kill him "make all the difference"?

In King's Cross, when Harry tells Dumbledore that he meant to let Voldemort kill him, Dumbledore says And that will, I think, have made all the difference. If he is referring to the fact that the ...
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Had Voldemort used somebody else's blood, would he have been able to kill Harry in the final duel?

Was Lily's original protection not enough for Harry to survive Voldemort's Avada Kedavra in the forbidden forest? I know that the reason given is that Lily's protection is alive in Voldemort's blood, ...
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Dramione fanfic where Draco runs a shop and Hermione begins working for him

Its a fanfiction on Archive of Our Own and Draco owns a shop in Diagon Alley and I think Blaise is a partner in it. Draco employs Hermione and they fall for each other. I can't remember if the shop is ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction where Harry, Hermione, Ron, Fred and George form Marauders new generation

Harry, Hermione, Ron, Fred and George form a new generation of Marauders. They even make their own common room beside the Gryffindor common room. In the story, Harry makes teddy bears in McGonagall's ...
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What happened to the golden eggs retrieved during the first task in Goblet of Fire?

In the fourth book, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, all four champions retrieve a single golden egg from their randomly assigned dragon. We see that with Cedric's hint, Harry submerges his, in ...
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Did JK make a mistake when she referred to a Thestral as "grazing"?

Thestrals are carnivorous. J.K. Rowling says as much, in this article: While somewhat intimidating in appearance, these carnivorous horses are emblematic of a journey to another dimension, and reward ...
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Was the number of Tom Riddle's room an allusion to Chapter 27?

In the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) when Dumbledore instructs Harry in private pensieve lessons that delve into Voldemort's past, we learn not only that Dumbledore meets Tom ...
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Has a wand ever been used as a physical weapon?

The question occurred to me while watching the episode Dreams in the Witch House of Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (2022) in which the witch Keziah Mason threatens Walter Gilman (Rupert ...
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Why don't pets seem to talk to humans in the Harry Potter universe?

Most of us know that in the Harry Potter universe pets serve as close companions and friends of witches and wizards. They are also faithful assisting with sending and bringing mail and, out-of-...
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What was peculiar about Harry's hearing being before the Wizengamot?

In the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), during a discussion at number 12 Grimmauld Place, we can see Arthur Weasley reading a document with the logo of the Ministry of Magic. ...
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HP fan-fiction about Harry Potter, a Witch Nurse and Ginny

I recall reading some 8 or 9 years ago a good fan-fiction story online about Harry suffering a mishap and getting injured while testing a prototype of a new Nimbus with Captain Oliver Wood for "...
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Are there any other magic spells that affect the caster's soul, aside from Avada Kedavra?

We know Avada Kedavra affects a person's metaphysical soul. It rips the spellcaster's soul apart. Are there other curses that can affect one's soul, say the other unforgivable curses? Is Avada Kedavra ...
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Did Professor Severus Snape know how to transfigure into a bat?

First of all, I'm not asking for evidence whether Professor Snape was a vampire, or if he was an Animagus, or if he could fly. I'm curious if he knew how to transfigure into a bat using any magical ...
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Is the luggage trolley essential to get through Platform Nine and Three-Quarters?

It is well known that Hogwarts' students have to get through a barrier between Muggle Platforms Nine and Ten in order to reach the magically concealed train Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station and ...
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An Apollo x female Harry Potter fan fiction

In this, female Harry adopted Teddy after the war and refers to him as her kid. She is summoned to the Olympus council meeting to read books about her life.
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How did Professor Sprout bandage the Whomping Willow?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the trio sees Professor Sprout carrying bandages and Harry also notices the Whomping Willow's branches in slings. We also know from future books that the ...
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What happens if you ignore a howler?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ron gets a Howler from his mother. Neville notices and says the following: "You'd better open it, Ron. It'll be worse if you don't. My Gran sent me ...
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Did the readership solve the "Final Exam" of HPMOR

Yukowsky asserts in the penultimate chapter of his climax that the readers are required to search for and submit a solution to the situation he's presented. And that if no reader can solve it, then [...
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Why didn't the Death Eaters swear an Unbreakable Vow to obey Voldemort? [duplicate]

Someone on Quora asked why Voldemort didn't make his followers swear an Unbreakable Vow to follow/obey him, thus insuring any who betrayed or defied the Dark Lord would die doing so- is there an in-...
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In the second task of Goblet of Fire, why did Ron make up with Harry?

As Hermione said, he was jealous, hurt and thought Harry put his name in the Goblet without him to spite him and get all the glory. He even read in the newspaper that Harry was loving all the ...
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When did Lucius Malfoy come up with the plot of the diary?

There's an interesting discussion on reddit: When Harry is in Borgin and Burkes Lucius tells Borgin he needs to hurry as he has important business elsewhere. The next thing we know he’s in Flourish ...
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Why did Snape tell Bellatrix about Dumbledore knowing he was returning to the Dark Lord?

Snape: By allowing Dumbledore to think that I was only returning to the Dark Lord’s side because I was ordered to, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005) I am probably being a bit naive, as I'...
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Looking for a Harry Potter fic with magically powerful, platonic Harry & Voldemort

I read it several years ago, though I can’t remember on which fanfic site it was. I think it was a trilogy and I remember it being complete. It was 6th or 7th year, and Harry was some kind of semi-...
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Was JKR alluding to a specific song?

JKR wrote the following; Accidents have occurred, however; two Muggle dog-walkers found themselves accidentally transported to a Celestina Warbeck concert in 2003, because their dogs had run off with ...
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Did Severus Snape have a Dark Mark?

I have seen all the movies and read all the books and quite familiar with the fact that all Death Eaters have Dark Mark on their forearm. Severus Snape was a prominent Death Eater and Voldemort's one ...
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Voldemort's soul is split unwillingly when his backfiring curse hits him, so did they need to destroy his horcruxes to kill him?

By the time Voldemort killed the Potters, his soul was so unstable that when his rebounding curse hits himself, his soul splits. However we learn that splitting one's soul too many times can be very ...
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Why do professional Quidditch games last longer on average than college games?

In the fourth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it is mentioned that Quidditch World Cup games may last several days, whereas the typical college game lasts only several hours. ...
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