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Questions tagged [philosophers-stone]

Use this tag for questions about the magical object, not general questions about the first Harry Potter book or film.

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Why did the school have a series of difficult, yet doable challenges instead of a spell that keeps people from getting it? [duplicate]

In The Sorcerer's Stone Harry and Quirrell have to get through a series of challenges to get the stone. But they all have a solution. For example, the flying keys: you find the right key, you get ...
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Why wasn't Fluffy's chamber locked with anti-Alohomora charm? [duplicate]

Fluffy's chamber on the third floor didn't have any special lock. It could easily be unlocked using Alohomora. Alohomora was a basic spell which even first years could use and that's how our heroes ...
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Why was the entrance to the Stone's dungeon hideout located on the third floor?

I've been reading the Harry Potter books for years and there's something I noticed the other day which I can't believe I hadn't spotted before. The Philosopher's Stone is hidden in some dungeons ...
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How often does one have to take the Elixir of Life to sustain their life?

'Therefore, Voldemort would be entirely dependent on the Elixir, and if it ran out, or was contaminated, or if the Stone was stolen, he would die just like any other man.' –Albus Dumbledore in ...
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Could the Sorcerer's Stone have extended Dumbledore's life in The Half-Blood Prince if it was not destroyed? [closed]

When Dumbledore was cursed with Marvolo Gaunt's ring, could he have extended his one-year timer until death with the Sorcerer Stone if it was never destroyed in the first book? Could he have lived ...
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Did Dumbledore and Snape have a plan, for when Quirrell stole the Philosophers Stone?

In Deathly Hallows we learn that Dumbledore asked Snape to keep an eye on Quirrel. We presume because he thought Quirrel was fishy. Keep an eye on Quirrell, won't you? I assume at some point after ...
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How did Nicolas Flamel plan to use the Philosopher's Stone after Dumbledore hid it?

Dumbledore and Flamel remove the stone from Gringotts in the summer before Harry's first year at Hogwarts. Dumbledore hides it in Hogwarts, with one of his most wonderful ideas: only someone wanting ...