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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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Drarry fan fiction where the Malfoys hide the fact they are Veelas from Draco

I once read the description of a Drarry fan fic I didn't like at the time. I never had a chance to read it. It was about Veelas and stuff. The description was something like this: "What if some of ...
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Who does Leta say she loves?

During the battle between the Aurors and Grindelwald there is a moment when Grindelwald's attention is drawn to Leta. They have a brief conversation with Grindelwald asking Leta to join him. Leta then ...
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Why does Draco Malfoy try to befriend Harry? [duplicate]

So, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone). We see Draco Malfoy attempt to befriend Harry. Even as he does so, he declares that some families are 'better than others', and ...
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What did Dumbledore teach?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Dumbledore teaches DADA. But from the books we always heard about him as of a Transfiguration teacher (say, in Tom Riddle's days). It is stated in the ...
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Why are Grindelwald's eyes different colours?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Grindelwald is clearly shown to have one black iris and one pale (white or grey) iris. Is there an explanation of why this is the case? I'm prepared ...
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Why didn’t Dumbledore’s protective charm stop working on 4 Privet Drive? [duplicate]

Wouldn’t the protective charm Dumbledore placed on Number 4, Privet Drive to protect Harry stop working when he died? In the books this occurs many times (Prof. Slughorn’s fish that Lily has given ...
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Did Voldemort know what Nagini was? [closed]

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we learn that Did Voldemort know about this?
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Did Gellert Grindelwald actually die in the movies?

Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is mentioned that Grindelwald refused to reveal the location and who truly possessed the Elder Wand, thus getting killed by Voldemort. However, in the ...
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How did Ron enter into the Chamber of Secrets? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Ron enters into the the 'Chamber of Secrets' by mimicking parseltongue. How exactly could he enter into Chamber when he is not the one. Does the magic on doors ...
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Why didn't Fred and George discover Pettigrew first with the Marauders Map? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Fred & George give the Marauder’s Map to Harry. And then suddenly Harry discovers that Pettigrew is alive and in Hogwarts. But it is very strange that ...
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Does the Fidelius charm prevent Apparation?

When Harry, Hermione, and Ron leave Shell Cottage in Deathly Hallows we are told that they needed to leave the bounds of the Fidelius Charm in order to Apparate: All three of them glanced back at ...
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Did this character's self-sacrifice grant magical protection for Newt and Theseus?

One of the big plot points of the entire Harry Potter book series was that sacrificing one's life for the love of another grants that person magical protection. It's why Voldemort could not harm Harry ...
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Did Salazar Slytherin actually use the basilisk to kill anyone?

Did Salazar Slytherin actually use the basilisk to kill anyone during his lifetime? Or did he only hide the basilisk in a deep, dark, dank place? Prefer answers from canon sources.
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Why did Dumbledore tell the Slytherins to go to their common room during the troll attack?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone there is a part where Professor Quirell informed everyone about the troll in the dungeon at Hogwarts and probably fakes his faint. Then Dumbledore tells ...
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How does the Hogwarts management identify if there are Muggle born wizards? [duplicate]

When the Hogwarts management knows that there are children with magical abilities, they are either sent a letter or special messengers are sent. In the case of Muggle parents, special messengers ...
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Did the Muggles see the magical things happening in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Did the Muggles see all the magical things that were happening? The Zouwu comes barrelling through the town and wrecks cars, then gets sucked down a suitcase. Grindelwald’s big black capes swoop in ...
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Are there any known wizards who 'went bad' that were in Gryffindor? [duplicate]

Hagrid states: there wasn’t one wizard that went bad that wasn’t in Slytherin But I don’t think it’s true. Are there any known wizards who 'went bad' that were in Gryffindor? I prefer answers ...
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What happened to Grimmson?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Ministry of Magic assigned a wizard named Grimmson to hunt down Credence after Newt refused the task. Later we find out that and after informing ...
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How were the fake Galleons used to communicate without Harry's?

The workings of the fake Galleon communication system is described very specifically in Order of the Phoenix: Hermione soon devised a very clever method of communicating the time and date of the ...
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In The Crimes of Grindelwald, why is Dumbledore wearing Muggle clothing?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dumbledore is clearly seen wearing Muggle clothing: Why? Why wouldn't he wear robes instead, like all wizards; particularly one of his stature?
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Why did this character join Grindelwald?

I must admit, I entirely did not understand why chose to join Grindelwald at the climax of The Crimes of Grindelwald. She seems like the least likely, given her relationship with Can anyone explain?...
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Why wasn't the “American Ministry of Magic” given its correct title?

Why is the American magical government called American Ministry of Magic in the second movie? To me if anything it should be MACUSA or maybe the American Department of Magic like the real world ...
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Why did Grindelwald have Antonio in his cell?

We know that Grindelwald had a baby Chupacabra chained to his chair in his cell. A baby Chupacabra—part lizard, part homunculus, a blood-sucking creature of the Americas—is chained to GRINDELWALD’S ...
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Why didn't someone recast the Fidelius Charm on Grimmauld Place?

If they knew the place was compromised with Snape knowing its location and the Order thinking him a traitor, why didn't someone just remove and recast the Charm? Obviously, we know that he didn't tell ...
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What was going on with Grindelwald's tongue?

When held in prison, Grindelwald seems unable to speak and Seraphina Picquery explains that they have taken out his tongue. Later when in transit to be tried in Europe, Grindelwald's escort taunts ...
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How did Dumbledore and Grindelwald not get repercussions when their 3-way duel with Aberforth erupted? [closed]

If Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore how did they both not die or receive magical repercussions when the 3-way duel between Aberforth, Albus, and Gellert broke out? Gellert Grindelwald and ...
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How can the Lestrange bloodline still exist?

If we believe the story of Leta Lestrange, her brother Corvus No other children of her father were mentioned.. But we know that a few decades later, some Lestranges do exist (mentioned in the HBP) ...
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Why did Leta study at Hogwarts?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I got from the confusing flashbacks we were given: Leta was a student at Hogwarts Leta's father is French Leta was sent by her father to the United States. ...
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Why does Scabbers protect Ron and Harry by biting Goyle? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, when Malfoy, Crabe and Goyle are going to fight Harry and Ron, why does Scabbers protect them? After it is later shown in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of ...
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In what ways does the Fantastic Beasts series contradict original canon?

Many people have claimed that the Fantastic Beasts series contradicts the original (7-book) canon. Can anyone make a list of all the contradictions?
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What happened to Nicolas Flamel's wife in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: There have been many reports of the Philosopher's Stone over the centuries, but the only Stone currently in existence belongs to Mr. Nicolas Flamel, ...
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Why does everyone think Leta is bad?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Leta Lestrange says Why would she say that? We do not have any evidence she acted bad at school, actually quite the opposite, despite her being in ...
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How is Leta Lestrange related to Bellatrix Lestrange's husband Rodolphus?

I know all about how she but who is she? Is she Rodolphus Lestrange's sister? How does she link with the HP books?
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What was the spell Newt cast to find Tina?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we see What the hell was that?! First, it seems like a very advanced magic - how many people can perform the spell? Aurors? Dumbledore? Why they never ...
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Why was Theseus at the Rally?

Having just seen The Crimes of Grindelwald I find myself confused as to why Theseus and his Auror team were at I thought Theseus worked as an Auror for the British Ministry of Magic? Wouldn't there ...
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Was Isolt Sayre a Parselmouth or not?

After reading the Pottermore article on "Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry," by J.K. Rowling, it's unclear to me whether Isolt Sayre was a Parselmouth. Based on what I remember from ...
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Little mindset Harry Potter fanfic where Voldemort saves Harry and Dumledore is evil

I remember reading an incomplete story about an abused Harry being saved by Voldemort and his Death Eaters a couple months back. It starts off with a narration about how the Slytherins hate the ...
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Did the Keeper of Prophecies hear the entirety of Trelawney's prophecy?

In the beginning of Half-Blood Prince Dumbledore assures Harry that no one besides the two of them is aware of the entirety of the prophecy: "There are only two people in the whole world who know ...
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Why is Parseltongue common in Salazar Slytherin's bloodline?

On Pottermore it states that Parseltongue is rare except for in the bloodline of Salazar Slytherin. Why is Parseltongue common in Slytherin's bloodline, but nowhere else?
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Did Newt Scamander participate in either of the two wars against Voldemort and his Death Eaters?

Did Newt Scamander participate in either of the two wars against Voldemort and his Death Eaters? Do we ever see him get mentioned in the Harry Potter books or movies to have joined the Order of the ...
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To what extent does the wizarding world know about the events from the Harry Potter books?

Everybody knows Harry Potter in the wizarding world, but how much do the wizards and witches knows about, for instance, the Horcruxes, the content of the prophecy, the Chamber of Secrets, or the event ...
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What is the species of Gellert Grindelwald's pet?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, at the beginning of the movie we see some sort of creature living in the prison cell with Grindelwald. It has a long, sticky tongue like a frog and ...
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How come there were no witnesses to the monster when the chamber of secrets was first opened?

CoS Ch.13 In my fifth year, the Chamber was opened and the monster attacked several students, finally killing one. If there were witnesses to the attacks, then how come Hagrid was expelled? Even ...
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Do Snape and Narcissa have scars from the Unbreakable Vow?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we see a character with scars from an Unbreakable Vow. As Fantastic Beasts is canon, I was really puzzled - does an Unbreakable Vow always leave visible ...
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What context is necessary to enjoy Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

I'm not a Harry Potter fan and have seen the first three or four movies incidentally over the last fifteen-odd years. I haven't read the books and haven't seen Fantastic Beasts. What do I need to ...
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Is the sinking liner in the Crimes of Grindelwald the Titanic?

Is the sinking liner in the Crimes of Grindelwald the Titanic? If it is the liner, they got the weather all wrong because it was a starry night with calm waters, not the rough sea and lightning they ...
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Why didn't a phoenix come to Ariana Dumbledore's aid?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dumbledore says: "Well, I've always felt an affinity with the great magical birds. There's a story in my family that a phoenix will come to any ...
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Why didn't Grindelwald kill Spielman?

At the start of the film Grindelwald makes his daring escape. He kills several aurors with spells and half-drowns two more before throwing them out of the carriage to fall to their deaths. He then ...
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Who is the Professor McGonagall in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Spoilers Ahead. If you haven't watched Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald yet, please do not read further. According to this and many other such fan pages, Minerva McGonagall, Harry's ...
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Why didn’t Voldemort (Tom Riddle) take more advantage of Grindelwald’s rise?

Recently, I had discussions with a friend where we outlined the timeline of the Harry Potter series, with a focus on Voldemort and Grindelwald, and we realized how much they overlap, time wise. This ...