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For questions about the stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The play opened on 30 July 2016, and the script was released in book form on the following day.

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Why new Time Turners were not produceed when needed?

By the time of the Cursed Child, time turners but we discover that It's then made pretty clear that once the time turners are Why couldn't someone just make more? I mean, the already existing ones ...
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Why is Dolores Umbridge the Headmistress of Hogwarts in the Cursed Child?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Umbridge becomes Headmistress of Hogwarts after Dumbledore's sacking, but Dumbledore gets reinstated at the end. But however, in Harry Potter and the ...
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Is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Canon? [duplicate]

I have heard some debate on this. Some people think it is, some do not. Does anyone know if JKR said herself if it is canon or not? The people who think it is not, is that just their opinion? They don'...
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In Cursed Child, why do they use Voldemort's name instead of the Dark Lord? [duplicate]

Why then is everybody using his name? Even in the original series, a. Death Eaters call him the Dark Lord b. They get angry at Harry when he uses the name Voldemort c. Under the assumption that ...
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What are the differences between the “Special Rehearsal Edition” and the “Official Playscript” of the Cursed Child?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently available in two print versions: Special Rehearsal Edition Script (released July 31, 2016) The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production* (...
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How did Hermione become the Minister for Magic?

I don't like The Cursed Child at all, but since JKR has confirmed that it's canon, can someone tell me how Hermione ends up as Minister for Magic? It's quite evident that she probably has the ...
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Why would Voldemort want a child? [duplicate]

As the heading says, why would Voldemort want a child? I've got the following arguments against the matter: Voldemort was planning for immortality, so he hardly would need an heir. Thinking of an ...
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In the Cursed Child, how did Snape get his soul sucked out if he had a Patronus protecting him?

Here is the scene where it happens: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act 3 Scene 9: SNAPE: Depulso! UMBRIDGE is propelled backwards through the air. She always was too grand for her own ...
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Why were the time travellers able to see and interact with the Potters?

In the cursed child, Delphi, Albus and Scorpius travel back in time to 31 October 1981, the night James and Lily Potter were killed by Voldemort and Harry got his scar, marking the beginning of their ...
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How do they show time travel, spells and the Sorting Hat on stage?

I couldn't fly to the London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play (availability of tickets is another issue). Also, there's no video recording available (so, I want to yell at J. K. Rowling ...
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How can Albus and Scorpius forget the past in alternate timelines and retain memories from original timeline?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, when you change past, time travellers aren't immune to changes. For example, when Harry got killed in the past, the time traveller Albus also got kicked out ...
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Why did Albus Severus Potter get sorted into Gryffindor in the first alternate timeline?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, Albus was originally sorted into Slytherin, but after How did Hermione's choice of not dating Victor Krum influence the events such that Albus' personality ...
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Why was this character alive in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, How can this be? How can alive Cedric influence the events in a way that Voldemort didn't kill Snape to get the allegiance of Elder Wand?
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Why would Hermione send for help from the trolls?

The main thing that trolls seem to be known for in Harry Potter, besides their love of killing/hitting things, is their stupidity. The lowest exam grade you can get is Troll, below Dreadful. There ...
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How did time change “by itself”?

At the start of act 3, scene 9 the characters have just returned from the past. What triggered this change? The Time-Turner isn't used in this act as far as I know, only mentioned twice.
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Why did Voldemort choose Bellatrix Lestrange for this very important task?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child we come to know that:
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Could Voldemort have been a father by the time of the Battle of Hogwarts?

I read somewhere that So was she pregnant at the time of the battle, was the child born by some kinda magical surrogacy, or had she already given birth to the child before the battle?
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Were this Harry Potter character's initials supposed to spell a word?

I am aware that In Universe the name was chosen for specifically stated reasons, but, out of universe, did J.K. Rowling intend for Albus Severus Potter to have initials which spell ASP — the name of a ...
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What Cursed Child elements were foreshadowed by Rowling in previous writings?

We know that Jack Thorne wrote a play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with JKR's approval, and that Rowling claims to have given the creative team access to all the material she had prepared ...
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How did Albus and Scorpius end up in 1981 and how did they stay there for such a long time?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child act 3 part 19 Albus, Scorpius and Delphi go back in time to 1995 using the "prototype" Time Turner that only works for 5 minutes. A bit later the Time Turner gets ...
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How come everyone easily takes or say the name of “Voldemort” without any fear in Scorpius's world?

In Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, everyone is using "Voldemort"'s name freely in present day as he is dead and there is no fear of his available death eaters either. However when Albus and ...
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Has there previously ever been any muggle-born Ministers of Magic?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we see that has become Minister of Magic. This individual was born to muggle parents. Were there any previous muggle-born Ministers of Magic?
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In “The Cursed Child”, where did Delphi find the prophecy?

I was wondering why Delphi didn't just take the time turner herself once Albus and Scorpius got it from Hermione's office. But then it's revealed she allows the boys to go back since it is in line ...
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Change of Elder Wand ownership

During the events of Cursed Child Harry was disarmed by Delphini in the church of Godric's Hollow. Does this mean that the Elder Wand has changed its ownership to Delphini?
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Why didn't Harry get the Elder Wand?

In the final battle scene of Harry Potter & The Cursed Child,
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Who are the “Fallen Fifty”?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry says... HARRY: I shouldn’t have survived — it was my destiny to die — even Dumbledore thought so — and yet I lived. I beat Voldemort. All these people —...
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Why was Albus Severus sorted into Slytherin?

What made the Sorting Hat sort Albus Severus into Slytherin? I’m OK with an answer based on specific traits that match known house characteristics if an unambiguous canon explanation doesn’t exist.
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Why did they want to use “Stupefy” to destroy a Time-Turner?

When Albus and Severus discussed destroying Time-Turner, Albus suggested "stupefy", because "they were originally destroyed using Stupefy" (Part 2, Act 3, Scene 16) But that seems to contradict JKR ...
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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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Is the noseless Voldemort joke a common joke inside the wizarding world?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, one line in particular stood out to me: "I mean... you can't be Voldemort's son. You have a nose!" In the first 7 Harry Potter books, although most wizards ...
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Why wasn’t anyone suspicious about the Diggory’s family tree?

Tried to formulate a question as neutral as possible to avoid spoilers about CC, but here they come! Leave now if you haven't read/seen/finished it ;) So my actual question is rather: I mean, the ...
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Could the prophecy in The Cursed Child refer to the resurrection of Voldemort in GOF?

Could the prophecy in The Cursed Child refer to the events in The Goblet of Fire?
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Did Dumbledore know about the existence of Delphini?

Would he be surprised of the fact? Did he suspect something? After all, he was extraordinary intelligent and other than that, he had his spy Severus Snape amongst the Death Eater's Inner Circle.
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Why did Harry's scar start to hurt again?

When he was young, it hurt: when Voldemort was close to him when Voldemort felt strong emotions It is my belief that your scar hurts both when Lord Voldemort is near you, and when he is feeling a ...
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How is Harry still a Parselmouth?

He has had this ability because he hosted a part of Voldemort's soul: “Tell him that on the night Lord Voldemort tried to kill him, when Lily cast her own life between them as a shield, the ...
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Why didn't Hermione hide the Time-Turner better?

I'm speaking of the second Time-Turner she has had, in the Cursed Child. She, of all people, knew the dangers a Time-Turner could raise. "No!" said Hermione in a terrified whisper. "Don't you ...
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How did Delphini learn to fly?

"Of course" Voldemort could. But this is not Parseltongue, this is not hereditary. And even though the Rowles probably were able to give her a full magical training and lots of Dark-magic knowledge......
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What else do we know about Augureys

in The Cursed Child a magical creature called the Augurey is used as an important symbol. (I'm talking here about the bird itself, not the character who becomes identified with it). We get a brief ...
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Who knew about Delphini's birth?

We don't know much about pregnancy and delivery in the wizarding world but it's likely that witches also need a follow up during when they're pregnant, and at least some kind of help when giving birth....
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In HP and the Cursed Child, how did Malfoy not know about the Augurey?

If the Augurey was born in Malfoy Manor to his aunt, how did Draco Malfoy not know about her? He would've revealed her and cleared his son if he had known.
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Does anyone have a full explanation of the riddle in The Cursed Child

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child there is a riddle. While I can get a lot of it (indeed, a fair amount of it is explained by the characters themselves), I'm less confident about other bits, ...
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Just how much of The Cursed Child is JKR's?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is marketed as The eighth story. Nineteen years later. In big block caps on the back of the book. The front cover also proclaims Based on an original new ...
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So, why'd he have a child in the first place?

In The Cursed Child, As she explains: But why? Why did have a child in the first place?
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What does the cover art of Cursed Child mean?

If someone showed me this image a year ago, I never would have guessed it had anything to do with Harry Potter. I would've said it was a Christmas decoration; nothing about it strikes me as Harry ...
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Why didn't Lucius Malfoy use this item earlier in the novel series?

We learn in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that apparently: So why did Draco spend 30 chapters in Book 6 fixing a cabinet when Lucius could have given it to Voldemort in one chapter in Book 4? ...
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Do we know if Delphi's claims are true?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Delphi says something along the lines of However, when I read it, it didn't seem like fact as much as it seemed like her parents fed her some made up story ...
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If Hogwarts has a book and quill that identify children with magical potential, why was Delphini able to avoid detection?

According to Pottermore, there is The Quill of Acceptance and the Book of Admittance, which together identify all children who exhibit signs of magical potential. According to the article The Quill'...
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Are these potion ingredients common?

The ingredients I am referring to are lacewing flies and boomslang skin. The two ingredients that are usually mentioned in the brewing of the Polyjuice Potion. However, in the Cursed Child, ...
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In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, why would anyone believe this rumor?

From Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Part I: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up right at the point where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaves off, at the epilogue. It is nineteen ...
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How much knowledge about Harry Potter's previous adventures does the Cursed Child require?

The stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is apparently centred around the Harry Potter universe and while starting after his adventures in the primary book series seems to involve various ...