Questions tagged [the-cursed-child]

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. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and any relevant tags.

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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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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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In what ways does The Cursed Child contradict established Harry Potter canon?

For those of you who don't know, Jack Thorne, has written a script called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set nineteen years after J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. As to be expected ...
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Why didn't Draco Malfoy like Hogwarts?

From Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I and II: Why wouldn't Draco have liked Hogwarts? He was Sorted to the House he wanted; he made the Slytherin Quidditch team as Seeker as a mere second ...
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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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Will “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” be available in any form other than a play?

As a Harry Potter fan who won't be able to make it to London, I was wondering if what J.K. Rowling has called "the eighth part" of the Harry Potter series would be available to those of us outside of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 is “Valor” in Harry Potter world?

In Harry potter and the Cursed Child, people in alternate reality say "For Voldemort and Valor". What is "Valor"? There is a graveyard named Valor but it seems irrelevant.
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Who is the “Cursed Child” in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”?

The new Harry Potter play is called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and while there seem to be a number of potential candidates for the title character, is there any indication of who the titular '...
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Was JK Rowling involved with Noma Dumezweni's casting as Hermione Granger in Cursed Child?

It has been announced that Noma Dumezweni, a person of color, will play Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Is there any indication of JK Rowling's involvement in this casting? And ...
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When was Delphini born?

Spoilers ahoy! [Go no further if you haven't read Harry Potter and the cursed child yet.] In Harry Potter and the cursed child, Delphini states In the Deathly Hallows, Harry, Hermione and Ron are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In the alternate reality during CURSED CHILD, how could Harry have been killed?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we find out in an alternate reality, Harry died at the Battle of Hogwarts (at least I think it was the Battle of Hogwarts). But how? Didn't Harry's blood run ...
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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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How does Time travel work in Harry Potter universe?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the logic behind time turner travel seems to obey a Stable Time Loop or Causal Loop, where you fulfill what has already happened. However in Harry Potter ...
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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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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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When is The Cursed Child set

The Cursed Child is set with an Adult Harry. Wikipedia says this it was confirmed the plays were set nineteen years after the conclusion of the final novel. This BBC article 'clarifies': It ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why new Time Turners were not produced 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 ...