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Questions tagged [order-of-the-phoenix]

Use this tag for questions about the anti-Voldemort organisation, not those about the 5th Harry Potter book in general.

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Was using Umbridge's fireplace to get to the Ministry of Magic an option? [duplicate]

In Order of the Phoenix, there were multiple examples that show that Umbridge's fireplace was connected to the Floo Network. Later on, we know the trio and some DA members wanted to get to the ...
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Were the group sent to bring Harry to headquarters authorized by the Ministry in the Order of the Phoenix?

In the Order of the Phoenix, a group of Order members bring Harry from the Dursleys’ to Grimmauld Place. Were they authorized by the Ministry to do so, or were they acting behind the Ministry’s back?
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Why didn't Dumbledore tell the Order about Horcruxes? [duplicate]

We know that Harry didn't have to destroy the Horcruxes himself: "Ron - ?" The sword flashed, plunged: Harry threw himself out of the way, there was a clang of metal and a long, drawn-out scream. ...
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Is Alastor Moody considered to be the Deputy Leader of the Order of the Phoenix?

Is Alastor Moody considered to be the deputy leader of the Order of the Phoenix, when Albus Dumbledore is not around? I still recall that in Order of the Phoenix, he led the Advance Guard to escort ...
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Why didn't the Order of the Phoenix assist in hunting Horcruxes?

Why didn't the Order of the Phoenix assist with the trio (i.e. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger) in the Horcrux hunt?
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What was the Order of the Phoenix's first headquarters?

We know that Number 12, Grimmauld Place was the Order's HQ during the 5th and 6th books. Then it was moved to the Burrow. But what was their first headquarters? My only guess is the home of an Order ...
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Arabella Figg in the Order of the Phoenix?

Sirius, I need you to set off at once. You are to alert Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg, Mundungus Fletcher... the old crowd. - Albus Dumbledore The above quote (from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) ...
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Why could Snape be heard in Grimmauld Place?

In the early part of Order of the Phoenix the Order is having a meeting, talking about Harry. We can hear Snape but when everyone else comes down to eat Snape is the only one who isn't there. So why ...
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How could Dumbledore's Army ride thestrals even though only Harry and Luna could see them?

In the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna and Neville ride the thestrals to rescue Sirius. They do this after they were caught by Dolores Umbridge in her office. ...
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Being unaware of the prophecy, for what reason did the rest of the Order of the Phoenix think Voldemort was hunting down Harry?

My question also includes the first time Voldemort went after the Potters and they were being given protection by the Order. And then years later, he returns to chase after Harry after being defeated ...
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Did the Order of the Phoenix know that Snape was a double-agent?

Simple question: discounting Dumbledore (who knew Snape's loyalty was with him) and, eventually, Harry, did the other members of the Order of the Phoenix like Sirius, Remus, Hagrid and others know ...
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Aside from Snape, are there any other Slytherins in the Order of the Phoenix?

Excluding Severus Snape, are there any Slytherin House members of Order of the Phoenix? If not, why not?
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What was the Order of the Phoenix doing during the events of the Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows?

Some of them were in charge of protecting Hogsmeade and Hogwarts. What were the rest of them doing to aid in bringing down Voldemort and his Death Eaters? What were they doing during the events of the ...
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Why is Slughorn not a member of the Order of the Phoenix?

He is trustworthy to Harry and Dumbledore. Plus, he is very friendly to students. The question is actually simple, considering the fact that Dumbledore is an old friend of Horace's.
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Why are some of the group affected by the death veil?

In Order of the Phoenix, in chapter 34 "The Department of Mysteries" Harry and the group find themselves in the death chamber, Harry, Luna, Ginny and Neville are all entranced by the veil they find ...
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Why didn't the Order make more of an effort to compromise the Death Eaters?

Throughout the seventh book in particular, the Death Eaters spend a considerable amount of time and effort developing inside men in all kinds of areas through the Imperius Curse (various individuals ...
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Is there any occasion where the Order of the Phoenix won a battle against the Death Eaters without Dumbledore intervening?

(some mild spoilers ahead) In the books the Order of the Phoenix seems to be always on the losing side when fighting Death Eaters. Some battles that are more or less lost: The battle in the ...
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What concrete aid did Severus Snape provide the Order while he was under cover?

What concrete aid did Severus Snape offer the Order during his second "tenure" being undercover with the Death Eaters? A few things he did do that I can think of offhand: Probably the biggest and ...
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Was the Order of Merlin a force like the Order of the Phoenix?

Was The Order of Merlin a force like The Order of the Phoenix which was created by Dumbledore to fight with Voldemort? If no, then what is the difference between both those 'Order's?
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To what extent did members of the Order of the Phoenix use Unforgivable Curses against Death Eaters?

It seems that by the time of the Deathly Hallows, there is clear evidence that at least some order members and order allies using lethal force: "I shall expect you and the Slytherins in the Great ...
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In the HP movies what are the Death Eaters (and OotP members) doing when they fly about?

This question looks at the trail they leave behind, but what are they actually doing? Are they flying like Voldemort does in book/movie 7? Are they Apparating with fancy movie effects? If so, how ...
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Who was more likely to die, a Death Eater or Order of the Phoenix member?

My thesis is that Peter Pettigrew chose the Death Eaters since it was safer - specifically, you had a lot more chances of not getting killed compared to staying on James Potter's side. Based on canon,...