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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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Is Ron allowed to use cellotape to fix his wand? [closed]

My point is, if Wizards don't use regular pens, they shouldn't have access to cellotape either, do they? So, was Ron allowed to use it to fix his wand?
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Why was Harry considered the winner of the Triwizard Tournament?

Harry and Cedric had equal points going into the Third Task: "Ladies and gentlemen, the third and final task of the Triwizard Tournament is about to begin! Let me remind you how the points ...
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Drarry Harry Potter fan fiction where Draco has to be Harry’s familiar

Draco has to pretend to be Harry’s familiar so he doesn’t get caught by Voldemort. I think it was Snape that got him to do it. He’s an Animagus which is a silver fox and no one else knows that it’s ...
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Where was Alastor Moody in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, it was mentioned that Moody attended Dumbledore's funeral. Did Moody take part in the Battle of the lightning struck tower? There seems to be no mentioning ...
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Why did Alastor Moody grow rusty in his duelling skills at his old age, while Dumbledore can still fight Voldemort in his old age?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it was mentioned that Moody was defeated by both Bartemius Crouch Jr. and wormtail, but Moody is the most powerful auror the Ministry has ever had. How come? ...
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Why didn't Tom Riddle take the presence of Fawkes and the Sorting Hat as more of a threat?

In Chamber of Secrets, Tom Riddle mocks the assistance Harry receives at the start of their final confrontation - Fawkes and the Sorting Hat arriving - as pathetic. So this is what Dumbledore sends ...
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Other than edits for international editions, did Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone receive errata?

I've recently begun reading the Harry Potter series, but having already seen the movies I know more about the plot than any first time reader really should, and this has caused me to notice a few odd ...
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What happened to Hermione’s clothing and other possessions after the memory wipe in Deathly Hallows?

What happened to Hermione’s clothing and other possessions after she wiped her parents’ memories of her? And what about those empty picture frames?
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Are Dementors able to kill souls in the afterlife?

In the movie The Deathly Hallows Part 2, when Harry was speaking with his parents' souls and other wizards' souls in the woods, if a Dementor had suddenly shown up there, could it have consumed one of ...
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Drarry fanfic where they’re married and Harry cheats, Draco dies in a car accident and Harry is given the chance to relive the last week/month

I can’t remember much about it, I read it years ago. But basically in some unspecified non-canon storyline, Harry and Draco are married and Harry cheats on Draco. Then Draco dies, I’m pretty sure he ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry argues with Voldemort over a wizard radio interview

I can only remember a certain part of it where Harry argues with Voldemort over a wizard radio interview. I also remember that he goes to this master duelist to train. There is another scene I ...
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Drarry Fanfiction from at least a decade ago; Hogwarts is on lockdown and the students play games like “truth or dare”

I can't remember all of the details but it entailed some sort of lockdown at Hogwarts, I believe they may have all been sealed into different rooms. They have to stay overnight (may have been longer) ...
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What would be the effect of a combination of the Furnunculus Curse and the Jelly-Legs Curse?

What would happen if the Furnunculus Curse and the Jelly-Legs Curse were used on someone at the same time? Would each curse just simply retain its regular effect, or would there be a new combined ...
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Who was the first Wizard or Witch in the Harry Potter Universe? [duplicate]

Not sure if this has been asked previously, I couldn't find any references to it. This question came to me based on this one - Is there any in canon date of whether the goblins existed before normal ...
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Is there any in canon date of whether the goblins existed before normal human Wizards or Witches?

Is there any in canon information at to whether the goblins existed before the Wizards and Witches or did human magic users exist before goblins?
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Drarry Harry Potter fanfic, Draco or Harry de-ages and gets gradually older from doses of potions Snape gives him

I have read it before but I can’t find it or remember its title. Either Harry or Draco were de-aged, I think it’s Draco but it could be Harry, and Harry looks after him in a room of their own. ...
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Dramione fanfiction on a spell's name, Draco and Hermione create a potion of empathy and find a cure after deciphering an old journal

I want to find a Dramione fanfiction which I think is on a spell's name. In it Draco and Hermione are paired for potions. They create a potion of empathy link or something like that. They try to find ...
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What did Professor Quirrell's office look like?

Starting in the second Harry Potter book, Harry becomes quite familiar with the interiors of the DADAs' offices and how the current occupant decorates it. Do we ever have an inclination on how ...
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What is the difference between Diffindo and Sectumsempra?

In the Harry Potter books, Diffindo is called the 'Severing Charm' and it’s most commonly used to cut ropes and the like. However, in the last book Hermione uses it on Ron but misses, creating a '...
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Is the Floo Network completely traceable in Harry Potter?

The Floo Network is generally tracked by the Ministry of Magic but I was wondering are there other ways of tracking someone if they use a Floo Network that's not being traced by the Ministry?
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Where does Hermione live?

Harry lives in 4 Privet Drive, Ron lives in The Burrow, and Sirius lives in 12 Grimmauld Place. But where do Hermione and her Muggle parents live?
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Harry Potter fan fiction where Hooch gets fired for not even attempting to save Neville during the flying lesson

So basically it's a story where 40 years prior to the beginning of the series, a powerful, possibly mundane born (muggle born) witch introduced non magical technology to the wizarding world, (I mean ...
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What happens if the caster of the Imperius Curse dies?

What happens if the caster of the Imperius Curse dies?
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What was Hermione's dad's job?

I knew that he was a dentist in the movies, and I've read the books, but apparently, he either has a different job, or it's called different in the book... I want to know what this is, any answers die-...
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What is the original English text of this Spanish text from Harry Potter about Harry being forced to wear a disgusting old sweater of Dudley's?

I'm trying to help a Spanish speaker who is reading Harry Potter in Spanish. Otra vez, tía Petunia había tratado de meterlo dentro de un asqueroso suéter viejo de Dudley. Mientras más intentaba ...
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What did Albus mean when he said “Better ask Rose if that's the right thing to do”?

At the end of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there is this little exchange between Albus and Scorpius: Scorpius reaches in and hugs Albus. Albus: What's this? I thought we decided we don't ...
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Is there a continuity error between “Half Blood Prince” and “Chamber of Secrets” regarding the time the Chamber was first opened?

In "Chamber of Secrets", Draco Malfoy mentions that the chamber was opened 50 years prior, and that it was before his father's time [at Hogwarts], and we know that Voldemort was the one to open it. ...
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Drarry Harry Potter fan fiction with Harry going to one of the Weasleys bachelor parties and getting a magical tattoo on his back

This fic involves Harry and Draco having a secret relationship and at some point Harry gets invited to one of the Weasleys bachelor parties and he ends up getting a magical tattoo on his back. Draco ...
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Harry Potter fanfic: Draco asks Harry to take care of his daughter after her mother has been killed in a Death Eater raid

Involves Harry being at Privet Drive when he goes into his room he finds an intruder who happens to be Draco Malfoy; he is holding his daughter and asks Harry to take care of her. He leaves and at ...
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Did Horace Slughorn work with Dumbledore at other times?

So, all Potterheads like me know that Slughorn worked during Harry’s sixth year, and some think he worked during James and Lily’s years, but is it possible that he worked with Dumbledore at other ...
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Is it possible for wands to be made of more that one type of wood without them being blended together?

I'm pretty sure that wands can be made of a blend of more that one type of wood but do any wand makers make a wand with different parts made out of different types of wood? (e.g. The wand base being ...
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Which Death Eaters were named after J.K. Rowling's Friends?

Recently I watched J.K. Rowling's Harvard Commencement Speech and she mentions that she named some Death Eaters after her friends. Here is the actual quote: They ...
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Does wandcore or element affect a wand's ability?

In the Harry Potter universe there are three kinds of wandcore widely used: phoenix tail feathers, dragon heartstrings and unicorn hairs. Do these variations in wand cores affect the wand's ability? ...
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How is teen pregnancy handled at Hogwarts?

Hogwarts is a school full of hormone-infused teenagers who spend a decent amount of time "snogging". It stands to reason that there is plenty of...extra-snoggular...activity going on. How is unwanted ...
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Why doesn't accidental magic seem to happen around Hogwarts? [duplicate]

I was re-reading the books and came across these passages: Once, Aunt Petunia, tired of Harry coming back from the barber’s looking as though he hadn’t been at all, had taken a pair of kitchen ...
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Are the Narnia books and Harry Potter set in the same fictional universe?

I've noticed many similarities for example: the lion symbol on the suits of armor looks exactly the same as Harry Potter's Gryffindor lion there are 7 books in the Narnia and Harry Potter ...
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How did Scorpius' Patronus take the form of Albus?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Scorpius's Patronus takes the form of his best friend, Albus, if I recall correctly. Isn't a Patronus supposed to take a form of an animal or creature? So, how ...
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How did Hagrid know about Quirrell if the job is cursed? Surely it would have meant he wasn't a teacher yet? [duplicate]

It's been a while since I've read the first Harry Potter book but I can't help noticing that it is generally accepted that the DADA job is cursed and no teacher lasts longer than one year. In fact, ...
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How can Voldemort counter a Dementor?

I suppose Voldemort couldn't use the Patronus Charm. So, what would happen if he faces Dementors? How can he counter them?
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What if Voldemort had Harry killed by Nagini?

In the last book, Voldemort kills Harry with the Killing Curse. Minutes before though, he had Nagini kill Snape to gain the allegiance of the Elder Wand (which means, the kill has to be done by ...
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Relation between love and Patronus

In the movie Deathly Hallows 2, after Voldemort kills Harry, we see Harry speaking with Dumbledore about Snape's Patronus matching Lily's. We're lead to think from the conversation the reason for ...
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Should Hermione have been Sorted into Hufflepuff instead of Gryffindor? [closed]

From a comment on this website I've found out: Loyalty. She's loyal to a fault. She's a great friend, can be relied on, wants the best for everyone including creatures - even Kreacher who treats ...
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Why does muggle-born Hermione call Voldemort “You-Know-Who”?

She also winces and jumps when Harry uses his name.
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What are the names of the three brothers in the Deathly Hallows tale?

Today I watched The Deathly Hallows and now I'm wondering about the tale of The Deathly Hallows. Are the names of the three brothers known? If yes, who were they?
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If the Aguamenti spell and Transfiguration are used together, could infinite food be created?

According to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration: Your mother can’t produce food out of thin air, no one can. Food is the first of the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp’s Law of Elemental ...
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HP Fanfic : All the dead characters get to go to heaven

The fanfic in question begins with dear James and Lily Potter entering heaven and being surprised at how Harry survived. Heaven is like an extended township with Quidditch leagues and other ...
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Do wizards or witches wear sunglasses?

We learn from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, that wizards and witches buy Muggle clothing. "I bought this in a Muggle shop," said the old wizard stubbornly. "Muggles wear them." -Harry ...
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In Order of the Phoenix, why doesn't Harry just use a pensieve to prove Voldemort had returned? [duplicate]

At the beginning of Order of the Phoenix, when nobody believes Harry that Voldemort had returned, why didn't he just show everyone what happened via a pensieve. Surely there is no way to dispute the ...
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Is it possible to stop Patronus messages from appearing?

We see Kingsley use his Patronus to deliver the message that the Ministry has fallen. The Patronus just appeared in the middle of the wedding without any invitation. The question is whether someone ...
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When and what cause Voldemort to look the way he does, vs how we've seen him as a teen? [duplicate]

As the title says, when and what made Voldemort look the way he does (pale, snake-like etc) as opposed to how we've seen him in his earlier years as Tom Riddle? Is it just a side effect of his ...