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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-beasts].

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Can Corvus Lestrange actually be dead with Yusuf still alive?

From the moment I heard Leta's story I thought: what if Credence's mom was also a witch, since Credence is a wizard, and because of that able to have saved Corvus? Leta only saw the boat crash, she ...
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Blind Harry Potter story where Snape is sent to retrieve Harry from the Dursleys

I'm looking for a story I read once. It's a Harry Potter fanfic where Snape has to retrieve Harry from the Dursleys because he didn't arrive on the train. I think it's after 5th year, but I'm not sure....
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What do Wrackspurts actually look like?

What do Wrackspurts actually look like? Through Luna Lovegood's Spectrespecs or any spectrespecs, like, are they round or square or transparent or what?
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Why does Grindenwald still posses the Elder Wand? [duplicate]

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Gellert Grindelwald is overpowered by Newt Scamander and taken to prison. Why does he still posses the Elder Wand?
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How does Harry get to platform nine and three quarters? [closed]

In chapter 6 of Harry Potter how does Harry get to platform nine and three quarters? How does he figure out how to get there?
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How was the Statute of Secrecy breached in 1749 and what measures were introduced to prevent a recurrence?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, during the History of Magic O.W.L., Question 5 asks that: How was the Statute of Secrecy breached in 1749 and what measures were introduced to prevent ...
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Did Voldemort love Bellatrix, after all? [duplicate]

Voldemort was said to have been incapable of love, in the Harry Potter series. His own birth was the result of a love potion that Merope had used on his father, Tom Riddle Senior. So, it is surprising ...
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What is the average lifespan for a wizard? [duplicate]

In Harry potter series we saw that Albus Dumbledore died at 116 years, nicolas flamel is more than 600 years old. So what is the average age for a wizards?
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Harry Potter fanfic in which Harry becomes an infant with the mind of an adult

I'm looking for a Harry Potter fan-fiction that I read a while ago. I can't remember the name and when I try and search up the concepts I still can't find it. Here are some of the things I remember ...
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Did Malfoy's parents go to Azkaban after the final book? [duplicate]

What we know from the movies and the books is that Malfoy's parents had assisted Lord Voldemort, we also know that Malfoy's father was a Death Eater but we do not know whether his mother was though. ...
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Looking for a specific Harry Potter fanfiction: Voldemort as ghost, then Harry's “twin”

Hope that you folks can help. The title and the author completely elude me but it's about how Lord Voldemort became a ghost after the events of Halloween 1981 and stalked Harry eventually regaining ...
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When my biggest fear is a Boggart, would I see its natural form?

We know that a Boggart exists even if nobody sees it: Nobody knows what a Boggart looks like if nobody is there to see it, although it continues to exist, usually giving evidence of its ...
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Which is the fastest magical creature?

I think it might be a tossup between a dragon and a phoenix but I would like it if there was something in canon about this.
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How are muggle borns told about magic? [duplicate]

How are muggle borns told about magic? If you have any of the following information, please let me know: which professors how would they say it dressed like wizard or muggle when they would come (on ...
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Does Umbridge's speech really say that “the Ministry's interfering at Hogwarts”?

At the start-of-the-term dinner, Dolores Umbridge interrupts Albus Dumbledore and gives a lengthy and quite strange speech. As summarized in the book, Hermione Granger: There was some important ...
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Looking for a specific Harry Potter fanfiction

What I can remember: Harry lives with the Dursleys, he and Dudley go to the park. Harry plays with a girl while her mother watches. The girl's mother eventually talks to Petunia on the park bench ...
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How could Antonin Dolohov kill if his memory was wiped?

As we know, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Antonin Dolohov and Thorfinn Rowle attacked Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley at Tottenham Court Road, but they were defeated ...
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Why was Fiendfyre contained in the Room of Requirement?

Given the intensity of Fiendfyre as seen in The Deathly Hallows, how come the Room of Requirement contained the fire, and prevented it from consuming the whole castle?
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Why did the Aurors not Apparate to flee Grindelwald in the Lestrange Family Mausoleum?

In a scene in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Grindelwald's followers apparated from the Lestrange Family Mausoleum after the "spread the news" command was given by Grindelwald. ...
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Where did Mrs. Weasley make sandwiches in book three

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Weasleys, Harry, and Hermione were staying in the Leaky Cauldron the day before they boarded Hogwarts Express (1st September). Still in the station, ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry is Severus's nephew that went missing

I do not remember where I read it since I was on my phone and thought I saved it but I can't seem to find it. I feel like it was located on AO3 compared to fanfiction.net. The fanfic is about Harry ...
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How did Newt manage to catch a Nundu?

We know that Newt has a Nundu: The camera pans up to reveal another magnificent creature, the Nundu - looking almost exactly like a lion, it has a large mane that bursts forth when it roars. - ...
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Why do wizards use such ineffective spells during serious situations in Harry Potter?

In Harry Potter, we can see many wizards in many really important situations/fights using very ineffective spells, and so later on they pay the price for that (e.g. somebody uses expelliarmus, but ...
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Which Horcrux was meant to come first?

This answer makes a convincing argument that, per the actual text, the Ring was the first Horcrux that Tom Riddle created, at age fifteen, though there is perhaps some wiggle room. The accepted ...
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What was the first Horcrux Voldemort created? [duplicate]

The answer here states that Voldemort already knew about the Gaunts by the time he created the diary. It is told, that he spent 5 five years searching for everything that is known about the COS, so it ...
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Are there any magical plants mainly used for food purposes?

In Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling unveils a series of plants, most of them used mainly for healing, or decoration. In the wizarding world, they eat a lot of common muggle food, using muggle ingredients. ...
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Are wizards able to avoid Muggle detection after the invention of media cloud storage? [duplicate]

We understand from the books that there are multiple parts of the Ministry of Magic and its counterparts devoted to deceiving Muggles, including concocting explanations for Muggle head of states in ...
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Did Voldemort know about his mother by the time he created his first Horcrux?

It is indicated that he already created the ring Horcrux by the time he approaches Slughorn, it is, presumably, later than he discovers basilisk and kills Myrtle. Though there is no clear indication ...
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How much did Tom Riddle study?

We know that he was very talented but he was also hardworking since even Dumbledore mentioned him being one of the best students in Hogwarts history. This would basically mean that he got the best ...
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Can Dumbledore speak parseltongue? [duplicate]

Since Dumbledore can understand parseltongue without being a parselmouth, and Ron can mimic enough parseltongue to open the Chamber door without being a parselmouth, it seems logical that someone ...
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Can Muggles learn Parseltongue?

While discussing this question, the conclusion was that apart from using Parseltongue to open the gate to the Chamber of Secrets, Harry didn't really use any magic and he might as well have been a ...
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Why can Voldemort not just use an elf to apparate Harry out of his house?

Could Voldemort have used an elf to Side-along Apparate Harry with him, and take Harry to Voldemort? Since any elf could apparate directly in and out of Harry's house, as seen in Chamber of Secrets.
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Why didn't Harry have his Invisibility Cloak, and why didn't Dumbledore care?

In Chapter Four of Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore gives Harry the following instruction: "Firstly, I wish you to keep your Invisibility Cloak with you at all times from this moment onward. Even ...
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Why did they suspect Hagrid again in the book Harry Potter and Chamber of secrets? [duplicate]

I read Harry Potter many times and I don't get why they (ministry) suspect Hagrid when the Chamber of Wecrets has been opened. I understand why they suspected him before 50 years ago, in that time ...
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Was Grindelwald using magic to persuade people?

Grindelwald is described as being extremely convincing, to the point that they had to prevent him from speaking while he was in prison so that he wouldn't exercise his influence on the guards. He ...
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Voldemort's Very Vexing Vacation

We know that Voldemort killed James and Lily Potter on the last day of October in 1981 (when Harry was 15 months old), as that is the date that appears on the memorial in chapter 17 of Deathly Hallows:...
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Is “A Bird in the Hoof” a reference to “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?”

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets chapter 12, Harry Potter has a meeting with the most powerful wizard Headmaster Dumbledore, the one who everyone either respects or fears. In the meeting, ...
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Is it possible to die while wearing the Cloak of Invisibility? [duplicate]

At the end of Tale of the Three Brothers, it reads: But though Death searched for the third brother for many years, he was never able to find him. It was only when he had attained a great age that ...
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Is the way wizard duel in Harry Potter based on fencing?

As in how they (like fencing) put their wand up to their face before they duel and how they have their stance.
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Fanfiction in which Ginny goes to school in America

I read a fanfiction a while ago (probably at least five years ago) that I can't seem to find. Note, that I don't actually want to read it; I'm only asking about it because I find it mysterious that I ...
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Are pure-bloods actually a distinct species from Muggles?

From this question I note that pure-bloods are not actually really pure blooded according to the following quote: “So-called pure-blood families maintain their alleged purity by disowning, ...
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What animals are allowed at Hogwarts? [duplicate]

I've been meaning to ask this question for a while, and I was wondering if other animals (e.g. pigeons, dogs etc.) were allowed.
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Do louder spells have more power then quieter ones?

I don't mean by voice but by the loudness of the cast from the wand out, for example, a lightning spell makes a big loud noise, is that the case for all or most spells or not really?
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What's magical about the number seven?

In the Harry Potter universe it is established that the number seven has magical properties, and is the most powerfully magical number. But what does that mean? What are these 'magical properties' and ...
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Is there any reference to which wand Ron uses after the Battle of Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ron loses his wand during the capture and subsequent imprisonment in Malfoy Manor. When they take their opporunity to escape, they also take with them Wormtail'...
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Who were the three dead Riddles?

I was reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and in the first chapter I read that three Riddles were killed in the Riddle House. Every version of the tale, however, started in the same place: ...
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Why does Voldemort hate half-bloods?

We know that Voldemort is a half-blood. He also hates half-bloods, we can see this from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Movie). When he takes command he starts killing half-bloods as well. ...
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Drarry fanfic where Draco is kept under Harry's care in Hogwarts and Harry abuses him but still loves him

I don't remember the name of this fanfic and I've been searching for it for weeks. The fic, from what I remember, goes this way - It is a Hogwarts fanfic, meaning, Draco, Harry and all others attend ...
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How can Voldemort die in this situation? [duplicate]

‘But if Voldemort used the Killing Curse,’ Harry started again, ‘and nobody died for me this time – how can I be alive?’ ‘I think you know,’ said Dumbledore. ‘Think back. Remember what he did, in ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction involving time travel and King Arthur

I'm looking for a Harry Potter fanfic in which Harry goes to the past and is 5 or 7 years old. He is found and adopted by Merlin and is stuck in the past and is immortal until his time approaches. He ...