Questions tagged [harry-potter]

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What does “D.Wiz, X.J. (sorc), S. of Mag. Q.” stand for in the Harry Potter: Film Wizardry book?

I received Harry Potter: Film Wizardry (Updated Edition) and the Hogwarts letter seems to be different than in the book and the film, according to how Harry reads it out loud in Sorcerer's Stone. At ...
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Is there a resource compiling similarities of the *Harry Potter and the Cursed Child* to existing fanfics?

Most people I talk to who are fanfic experts tend to point out that a vast majority of plot elements of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be found in fanfiction. Is there a resource that compiles ...
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How many versions of the Japanese-translated Harry Potter books are there?

I have on me a physical copy of the Japanese translation of the first Harry Potter book, translated by Yuko Matsuoka, first published 1999. The Kindle version has the same translator but was ...
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Why did Albus Dumbledore have planets on his watch?

Why did Albus Dumbledore have planets on his watch? Also, which ones were they? I have been trying to grasp the reason for having planets as your time markings, but couldn't settle on anything. He ...
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Has Rowling commented on the Goblins' resemblance to the common “Jew” caricature?

As a disclaimer, I am not asking whether or not Rowling is an antisemite. She has commented on antisemitism before, and the answer to the question of her deeply held personal views would almost ...
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What are the limits on transferring objects during fireplace-to-fireplace conversations? Is it exploitable?

Early on in chapter 11 of Goblet of Fire, there is a conversation between the Weasley parents and Mr. Diggory. Mr. Diggory's head is appearing in their fire and he is using this to talk. During this ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction where Harry is found guilty of the murder of Ginny Weasley and her lover

I read the story to while back, it was a Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy fan fiction. The story started with the death of Ginny Weasley and her lover (I believe it was a kind of brutal homicide). Harry ...
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Who is the wealthiest wizard in the Harry Potter universe?

Economics in the Harry Potter world is weird, not least because there's a single bank controlling all the money. But who has (or needs) the biggest chamber at Gringotts? Who is the richest wizard?
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Why does Kreacher respond when Harry summons him but not when Sirius does?

Book 5: As Weasleys and Harry arrive at 12 Grimmauld place (after the attack on Arthur), Sirius screams at Kreacher "get out!" and Kreacher disappears (goes to Malfoys) and does not come ...
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Can legilimency be felt?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when Snape is teaching Occlumency to Harry, not only can Harry feel the attacks, but he could be said to be getting tired of it. “I am about to attempt ...
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Looking for Harry Potter fan fic story w/ unique character Jamie Oliver

I’ve read this story a few times along with its sequel. I was so sure I bookmarked it but unfortunately I had not. The first story is set during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry gets ...
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What is the highest altitude for riding a broomstick?

What is the highest altitude a witch or wizard can ride a broomstick? Do they provide some magic to protect the rider from altitude sickness? Of cause this is not a problem in England, but it could be ...
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In the Cursed Child, who was Minister for Magic in the alternate reality where Ron is married to Padma Patil?

In the first Act, Albus and Scorpius interfere in the First Task and because of that, they go to an alternate timeline where Ron is married to Padma Patil and Hermione isn't Minister for Magic, but ...
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Ron/Hermione Fanfic where Hermione creates a potion to understand Ron’s mind

The plot was where Hermione Granger brewed an experimental potion to understand Ron Weasley's mind. But ends up with a side effect of amplifying every kind of spell they cast. Understanding the ...
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Fanfiction Harry kills the dursley's

Harry is insane and killed the Dursleys. He's found by Voldemort and his Death Eaters in the house. He talks in rhymes i think. His owl is dead from his uncle who shot it. Voldemort takes him and ...
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Lost Harry Potter fanfic - Severus/Harry as spies

I'm looking for a Harry Potter fanfic that I last read probably five years ago. Severus and Harry have an intimate relationship, but I'm not sure if the relationship starts as friends and builds ...
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Seeking Harry Potter fanfiction story

The story takes place after the Battle of Hogwarts. A young girl's father was killed and Harry and Ginny first take her in as foster parents then adopting her. The three Potter children are also ...
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Looking for an old fanfic in which Albus S. Potter bullied Scorpius Malfoy

The story was about Albus turning into a mischievous boy, who bullied Scorpius at school. As he was Harry Potter's son, everyone doted on him and let him bully Scorpius for revenge. Neville ...
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I'm looking for a specific Harry Potter Fan-Fiction where the Trio are on the run or wanted

Here's what I remember from it: Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all on the run in their 3rd or 5th year They are innocent or something They try to commit suicide by slitting their wrists in their ...
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Why did Dumbledore act surprised by the Horcrux memory in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie?

Now, the Half-Blood Prince movie had far too many flaws, but the most nonsensical and unnecessary change is Dumbledore's surprise at the Horcrux memory. In the book Dumbledore already knew about the ...
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What happens to the Muggle-born students from the area of Durmstrang Institute?

If Durmstrang Institute doesn't accept Muggle-born students, where are Muggle-born wizards/witches from the area supposed to study then? Do they don't go to school at all and don't learn magic?
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Are platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwart's Express tracks used for other trains besides the Hogwart's Express?

The Hogwarts Map included in the 20th anniversary edition of Philosophers Stone claims the Hogwarts Station is called "Hogsmeade Station". Does that mean that other trains besides Hogwarts ...
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HP fanfic of an alternative world where Grindelwald wins his duel with Dumbledore

I need to find this fanfic where Grindelwald wins in his duel with Dumbledore. The story is about a Muggle boy (from Earth isekai'ed) as old as Harry Potter. There is no plot common with the original ...
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What does JKR mean by Lily's protection adding some goodness to Voldemort?

Just read this on JKR's old website: Having taken Harry’s blood into himself, Voldemort is keeping alive Lily’s protective power over Harry. So Voldemort himself acts almost like a Horcrux for Harry –...
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In The Cursed Child, why didn't Harry's blood in Voldemort's body keep Harry alive?

In The Cursed Child, why didn't Harry's blood in Voldemort's body keep Harry alive in the alternate timeline in which Cedric kills Neville, which meant that Nagini stays alive, and Voldemort wins the ...
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Looking for a Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy love story

I read a Hermione and Draco love story a few years ago on QuoteV but I think it has been deleted since. It was about Draco being forced to stay with Hermione during a probation period forcing him to ...
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Harry Potter fan-fiction with young Severus Snape potion accident

I'm looking for a young Severus Snape fanfic I read. I remember that Snape was in potion class and someone added something to the potion; he tried to put up a shield to contain the explosion but the ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where he never got his Hogwarts letter and lives on his own in an apartment

Harry didn’t live with the Dursleys. He lives by himself in an apartment with a snake. The Order was trying to find Harry and ended up chasing him multiple times although they found it difficult to ...
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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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Hilarious Harry Potter fanfic: Snape disguises himself as a woman when taking baby Harry outside

Most likely read on FanFiction.net, Draco and Harry are both de-aged into babies and Professor Snape becomes the unwilling guardian of them where hilarity ensues; the storytelling of this fic wasn't ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction about everyone blaming Harry for the deaths in the war

I read it years ago and try as I might I can't find it. It's based directly after the war. Harry blames himself for everyone's deaths and when he finally finds Ginny she blames him for Fred's death. ...
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Story Identification Looking for a Harry Potter fic, has demons and m/m. Not a supernatural crossover

I remember a bit about it. Starts with a young Harry Potter. He has a female friend His friend commits suicide, I remember the scene was in a bathroom but not much more then that. He goes to hell ...
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Did Lovegood's attempted (and inaccurate) replica of Ravenclaw's diadem actually work and thus give Harry special wisdom?

In "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows" Harry, Ron and Hermione are visiting Xenophilius Lovegood, because they wanted to know more about the Mark of the (for them at this poit still unknown) ...
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Was Delphi (and her plot twist) foreshadowed in previous Harry Potter books?

I have finally just got to reading Cursed Child. It was revealed that Delphini, or Delphi, is the daughter of Voldemort and Bellatrix. Was this ever implied in the books? Wouldn't there have been ...
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Why did Newt and Jacob enter the case?

In this scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt and Jacob enter the case right after they catch the Erumpent. NEWT (O.S.): (to JACOB) In you hop. [We see the case sitting alone below ...
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What did average students at Hogwarts do after their fifth year?

In The Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter almost doesn't take potions because he thought that he needed an "Outstanding" on his OWL. However, McGonnigal informed him that Slughorn would accept ...
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Crimes of Grindelwald: There is a book in the cabin where Credence was

When Leta switches the babies during the sinking ship scene in Crimes of Grindelwald, we can briefly see a book on a bed next to the crib. It has some sort of a symbol on it. Can anyone make out that ...
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Can a student decline to be a prefect?

This answer argues that the prefects bathroom is an incentive for prefects. The implication is that students could choose to not be prefects, even if chosen by the administration. Yet from what we see ...
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Why did Minerva McGonagall suggest that Hogwarts only be given basic protections?

Why did Minerva McGonagall suggest that Hogwarts only be guarded/protected basically, and not to their best efforts? Here's a line from Deathly Hallows, just shortly after Severus was chased away by ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction where he reads fairy tales and fantasy to learn magic

I remember reading it ages ago, it wasn’t finished at the time and was still being added to. As much as I can remember was that Harry discovered his magic early and in a search for answers starts ...
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Harry Potter Fanfic - Harry is a Phoenix animagus, trained by Fawkes, Luna is an animagus too

I’m looking for a fanfic I must have read pre 2013, it’s a long one and is probably is part of a series. I’ll do my best to recall details, I think the vets I remember are likely split over two parts ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry is a magical genius

I remember Harry condensing cloud and using them as a way to move around the castle. At one point when he’s experimenting with his magic he blasts a hole in the dungeon wall. Pretty sure I read it on ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction where Lucius, Voldemort and Harry are friends and demons

I read that fan fiction a year ago on Fanficion.net and I cannot find it again. This is about Lucius and Voldemort being the mate of Harry Potter. They are demons. I remember that all of the founders ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction where Hermione leaves Draco on their wedding day

I read this fan fiction on fanfiction.net. In the first book, Hermione and Draco fall in love and on Draco and Hermione's wedding day, the supposedly dead Lucius arrives with two other supposedly ...
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In Harry Potter, what is the name of the “cool female voice” that speaks at the Ministry telephone booth/the Ministry lift?

In Harry Potter, a "cool female voice" speaks in the visitors' telephone booth/the lift at the Ministry. Is the name of the person who speaks in the booth specified or confirmed?
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What is the backstory of the 3rd alternate timeline in Cursed Child?

After creating 2 alternate timelines (one where Ron marries Padma Patil and one where Voldemort ruled the Wizarding world), Scorpius, with the help of the alternate Snape, Ron and Hermione, travelled ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry's girlfriend is Sirius Black's daughter

I read a fan fiction on fan fiction.com where Harry meets a girl I think at the start of the story, her last name was Silvers or something but her last name is in reality Black.
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Who set the tasks for the Triwizard Tournament?

We know that the Departments of International Magical Co-operation and Magical Games and Sports were working on the latest attempt to bring back the Triwizard Tournament, so I always assumed that they ...
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Why is Snape using an incantation for Legilimency?

The comment by @AyushBhatt on my answer to this question got me thinking: Why would Snape use a spell to penetrate Harry's mind during his Occlumency lessons, if he can do it without any incantation? ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction where Snape loses his memory after the battle and works in a convent

I'm looking for a Harry Potter fanfiction where Snape loses his memory after the battle and ends up working in a convent as a custodian/herb guy. This is post-war. He is found injured by a lady who's ...