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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Does the association between Gringotts and Barclays in fan-fiction originate with JK Rowling?

There is a "standard" in Harry Potter fan fiction, that very often, when Goblins of Gringotts need to act in a banking capacity in the Muggle world, they use Barclay's bank (if such a bank ...
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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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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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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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What happened when Horace Slughorn took Felix Felicis?

Horace Slughorn told his students that he took the potion Felix Felicis twice - once when he was twenty-four years old, and again when he was fifty-seven. Is there any source why he took the potion, ...
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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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Why use Thestrals to pull the carriages and not magic?

While doing some research for another question I found out that there is a spell that can propel boats forward: "Seems a shame ter row, though," said Hagrid, giving Harry another of his ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where did Harry hide the transfigured body?

(No spoilers. This is old enough I believe, but I still tried to avoid spoilers in the title.) In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Hermione dies. Harry seeks to revive her and as the first ...
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Where did Hagrid and Madame Maxime find the giants?

Hagrid, together with Madame Maxime, went on a quest to find giants and win them over. "Ran inter a couple o’ mad trolls on the Polish border an’ I had a sligh’ disagreement with a vampire in a ...
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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 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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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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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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Would becoming an animagus help keep a maledictus from becoming their animal forever?

An animagus can turn into an animal at will. There is no such thing as an accidental animagus because of the long process. Becoming a maledictus is strictly through genetics and is a blood curse where ...
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Looking for a Sci-fi Harry Potter fanfiction with Harry in the future

Harry is in the future and has magic, but doesn't have a wand. Voldemort is alive and was being experimented on. The magic population was wiped out by either the Muggles or Voldemort. The Muggles ...
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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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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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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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What was Draco supposed to say?

One of the funniest improvised lines in Harry Potter was during the Chamber of Secrets when Harry and Ron drink Polyjuice potion to sneak into the Slytherin common room to spy on Draco to see if he ...
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How tall were the giant chess pieces in Harry Potter?

Rowling writes of the Harry, Ron, and Hermione in Chapter 16 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, They were standing on the edge of a huge chessboard, behind the black chessmen, which were ...
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Fan fiction where Snape adopts Harry Potter

I don’t remember too much about this fan fiction. I do remember that Harry is still in Gryffindor and that Snape still doesn’t like Harry. They’re not father and son, but I do remember that it had ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Can wizards tunnel under a shielded area?

Can wizards tunnel under a shielded area? For example, can wizards tunnel under an area of land outside a shielded area, and walk a certain distance then destroy the piece of land above you, and then ...
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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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How did Severus Snape use Felix Felicis potion?

Horace Slughorn claimed that only once a student prepared a 'good enough' Draught of Living Death potion, receiving a Felix Felicis probe (before Harry did). I guess that student was Severus Snape. ...
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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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Who benefits most from the laws and/or the judicial system in Harry Potter?

I have always been interested in the law. I was reading an essay by Kenneth Schneyer about the parity of the laws and punishment in Potterverse, titled No Place to Stand: The Incoherent Legal World of ...
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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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Harry Potter fanfiction where he's abandoned in an orphanage

I remember that Harry has long hair and he has a different name like Indy or something. Someone gave him his name by translating ''lightning'' (I think) in Hindi, but when I research it I can't find ...
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What is Mafalda’s surname?

There exists a character that was cut from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the book). Her name was Mafalda and she was a cousin to the Weasleys on Mrs Weasley’s side (the Prewetts). Due to being ...
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Harry Potter fanfiction where Harry is taken back in time to witness his younger self being abused

I don't know if you can help but I'm looking for a fanfic where Harry was heavily abused since he was younger, and he was at Hogwarts (he was older). Harry had gotten cursed or something and was taken ...
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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 ...