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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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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 ...
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What is magical power in the potter universe and how are these powers compared? [duplicate]

In the most recent movie Fantastic Beasts, Crimes of Grindelwald the minister said to Dumbledore somthing like "Only you can take on Grindlewald, because he's so powerful". That made me somehow wonder....
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Can Wingardium Leviosa be used as a weapon?

Can Wingardium Leviosa be used as a weapon, like throwing chairs or something at people?
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Why is the magic world so progressive on Women's and racial rights, but so backwards in regards to human rights?

The wizarding world has always been sexually and racially advanced, far more than most western cultures. For example, already in 1920, America has a female magic president, and many students and ...
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Did Arthur Weasley take Muggle Studies?

At numerous points in the Harry Potter books it is made evident that Mr Weasley is somewhat...inexpert when it comes to his knowledge of the Muggle world (despite his inherent enthusiasm). Mr. ...
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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? [closed]

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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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 Potter fanfic where Harry's abuse by the Dursleys is discovered by Snape and Draco, who heal him

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 ...