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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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 ...
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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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What is the official pronunciation for “Cursed Child”?

I have heard it both ways; some say "kerst" while others say "ker-sid". How do they pronounce it in the play? Which is the official pronunciation?
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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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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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Is Cursed Child canon to the original story? [duplicate]

From what I am hearing the stage-play called The Cursed Child is based on the characters from the Harry Potter series. It is set 19 years from the end of Deathly Hallows (i.e. When Harry's children ...
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What did Albus mean when he said “Better ask Rose if that's the right thing to do”?

At the end of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there is this little exchange between Albus and Scorpius: Scorpius reaches in and hugs Albus. Albus: What's this? I thought we decided we don't ...
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In The Cursed Child, why didn't Harry's blood in Voldemort's body keep Harry alive?

In The Cursed Child, why didn't Harry's blood in Voldemort's body keep Harry alive in the alternate timeline in which Cedric kills Neville, which meant that Nagini stays alive, and Voldemort wins the ...
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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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In “The Cursed Child”, why do they revert their actions in the wrong order?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Scorpius and Albus go back in time to change the events during the Triwizard Tournament. From their own timeline (1), they visit the first task, and succeed in ...
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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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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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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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If Voldemort died almost 8 years (May 1998) before Scorpius was born (January 2006), why did people think he was the son of Voldemort? [duplicate]

If Voldemort died almost 8 years (May 1998) before Scorpius was born (January 2006), why did people think he was the son of Voldemort? Why were there rumors that Scorpius is Voldemort's son? Also, ...
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Was The Fat lady a real person? [duplicate]

How do the Fat Lady, Dumbledore, and Phineas create portraits that can talk? And if it's easy, why don't all wizarding people make talking portraits of themselves? Do you need an audio snippet from a ...
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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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Can a character come to exist or be conceived out of time travel? [closed]

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the character Delphini is introduced as being the love child of Voldermort and Bellatrix Lastrange. The wiki cites and there are also other well-researched ...
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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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Did Mad Eye Moody see Scorpius, Albus, and Delphi inside the Maze during the Third Task?

Scorpius, Albus, and Delphi go to the Triwizard Maze in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Mad Eye Moody (Barty Crouch Junior) was patrolling outside the maze. His magical eye could see through the ...
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Would the Inquisitorial Squad have been reinstated in Cursed Child?

In Cursed Child, after saving Cedric, Scorpius ends up in an alternate reality where Diggory became a Death Eater and Voldemort won. Now Dolores Umbridge was reinstated as Head of Hogwarts in that ...
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Was Voldemort related to Draco?

Bellatrix is Draco and Nymphadora's aunt and Voldemort sired her daughter, does that make him their uncle?
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Did Voldemort love Bellatrix, after all? [duplicate]

Voldemort was said to have been incapable of love, in the Harry Potter series. His own birth was the result of a love potion that Merope had used on his father, Tom Riddle Senior. So, it is surprising ...
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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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How did Scorpius' Patronus take the form of Albus?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Scorpius's Patronus takes the form of his best friend, Albus, if I recall correctly. Isn't a Patronus supposed to take a form of an animal or creature? So, how ...

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