Questions tagged [lily-potter]

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

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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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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 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 ...