Questions tagged [lily-potter]

Character Tag for Lily Potter from the Harry Potter series of books by J.K. Rowling.

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Was it Dumbledore's charm or Lily's that protected Harry all those years?

I'm confused when reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix because Dumbledore states that it was his charm that kept Harry safe while living at the Dursleys. ‘But I knew, too, where ...
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Why didn't Lily's protection prevent Harry's scar?

Spoilers for Deathly Hallows: This question about why Harry has a scar when Avada Kedavra leaves no trace got me to wondering. Why would Harry have a scar at all? If Lily's protection prevented ...
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Why didn't the Potters have their wands with them?

Lily and James were immensely powerful wizards; they had escaped Voldemort himself three times. They might have survived You-Know-Who if they had their wands. They also knew the Dark Lord was after ...
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Did Lily ever find out that Snape had changed sides?

The decision to hide the Potters was done partly on the basis of the information that Snape passed to Dumbledore after he'd overheard Sybill Trelawney's prophecy. "Hide them all, then," he croaked. ...
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How were the Potters so rich? [duplicate]

It seems that Harry's parents left him a pretty sizable fortune. They were pretty young when they had Harry and when they died. I dont remember much talk about their professions. How did they manage ...
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Did Snape really love Lily, or was it just an obsession? [closed]

Did Snape really love Lily, or was it just an obsession? Did Lily love him as more than just a friend when they grew up to be adults, or was it just Snape? An intelligent man once said that love is ...
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Why did Severus Snape think he could make Voldemort promise anything?

A young Severus Snape asked Voldemort not to kill Lily Potter. He knew Voldemort wanted to kill Lily's baby son, but asked that Lily be spared because Snape was in love with her. “What request ...
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Did Lily's sacrifice protection end when Harry turned 17 or not?

I'm a bit confused on this point. First, Harry is moved from the Dursley because this protective enchantment will break the minute he turns 17: "Once I’m seventeen, the protective charm that keeps ...
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Why did Voldemort kill Lily Potter instead of stunning her?

Voldemort offered Lily Potter mercy at Snape's request, demanding that she get out of the way so he could kill Harry. When she refused, why didn't he simply stun her or put her in a full body-bind or ...
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Is there any canon on how much older Petunia Dursley is than Lily Potter?

Is there anything from the books or movies that says how much older Petunia is than Lily? Or did J.K. Rowling just mention it in an interview?
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What were Lily and James' career choices?

What job would they have had if they hadn't been fighting for the Order? (and after the war) I am not asking about their money (which was already addressed here: Where did Harry's parents get all ...