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How could Barty Crouch Jr. have run out of Polyjuice Potion at the end of the Goblet of Fire movie?

In the book he doesn't run out, he just forgets to take it frequently that night. When Crouch (still appearing to be Moody) is knocked out, Dumbledore says the following. But I think, in the ...
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Why didn't Barty Crouch Jr just use Imperio on Moody?

Some of the reasons could be: Moody was a very powerful auror and it would have been very difficult to keep him in control for that long. Barty Crouch Jr. was able to overpower him by taking him by ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr. have a terminal illness?

Probably not - it seemed to be just the effect of being in Azkaban. It seems most likely that it was the effect of being in Azkaban. Sirius told Harry that Barty Crouch Jr. died in Azkaban, and that ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. accuse Malfoy of cowardice for attacking Harry Potter given his own behavior?

It was a plausible reason for Moody to turn Draco into a ferret. Barty Crouch Jr. didn’t necessarily actually care that Draco attacked Harry when Harry’s back was turned. (It’s possible, though, that ...
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Why didn't Barty Crouch Jr. pretend to be innocent in the film?

Books He does deny it. "Father, I didn't!" shrieked the boy in chains below. "I didn't, I swear it, Father, don't send me back to the Dementors -" [...] "Mother!" screamed the boy below, and ...
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How was Moody captured by Wormtail and Barty Crouch Jr?

Moody did fight, but Barty Crouch Jr. and Wormtail subdued him. Barty Crouch Jr. describes how he and Wormtail captured Moody while being questioned under Veritaserum. He says that Moody struggled, ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. deny being a Death Eater?

I'm not entirely convinced that was what Crouch hated them for; consider what he says to Harry near the end (emphasis mine): "I asked you," said Moody quietly, "whether [Voldemort] ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr. participate in the torture of Neville's parents?

Yes he most likely did, but he denied it to save himself from Azkaban. The Death Eaters that tortured the Longbottoms were Bellatrix, Rabastan and Rodolphus Lestrange, and Barty Crouch Jr. However, ...
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Did Barty Crouch Sr. know the secret of 'Alastor Moody'?

He was very obviously suspicious I'm really not sure what else needs to be said here: After Moody licks his lips, we can clearly see Crouch's facial expression turn ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. accuse Malfoy of cowardice for attacking Harry Potter given his own behavior?

Barty Crouch was pretending to be Alastor Moody at this point in time. He's trying to act in such a way that people won't suspect that he isn't who he says he is. This is why he teaches the students ...
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Did Barty Crouch Sr. know the secret of 'Alastor Moody'?

First of all, Barty Crouch Sr. was not at the Second Task in the book. In the book, Barty Crouch Sr. was described as being "too ill" (really it was that he was beginning to fight the Imperius Curse ...
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Why didn't Barty Crouch Jr just use Imperio on Moody?

The Imperius curse, like all magic in Harry Potter, isn’t foolproof. As Crouch (impersonating Moody) himself explains it in class: ‘The Imperius curse can be fought, and I’ll be teaching you how, but ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr.'s soul split after killing a spider?

There is no evidence in canon, that the killing of animals can split your soul. The splitting of the soul is caused by murder, which according to Merriam Webster is the crime of unlawfully killing ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr. have a terminal illness?

Being in Azkaban is a terminal illness. In spite of opposition from many wizards, among them experts on both Dementors and buildings with Azkaban’s kind of Dark history, Rowle carried out his plan ...
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Why didn't Barty Crouch Jr just use Imperio on Moody?

Barty Crouch Jr. has more control being Moody than Imperiusing the real one. First of all, and perhaps most importantly, Barty Crouch Jr. would be able to strategically plan his actions much better ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr. have a terminal illness?

No, Barty Crouch Junior wasn't dying. There's no indication that Barty Crouch Junior was dying at all. The reason the Dementors viewed Crouch as a "dying person" was because of the Polyjuice Potion. ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. deny being a Death Eater?

Barty Crouch Jr.'s experiences changed his outlook on life. Consider that he'd been in captivity for what could have been a long time, and guarded by Dementors. In such an atmosphere, even the most ...
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How many times has Harry faced the Imperius curse?

You missed it further down the page in chapter 15, just after the first time. Moody Imperios him and tries to get Harry to jump on the desk. He fails and Moody praises him. He then does it again (this ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. accuse Malfoy of cowardice for attacking Harry Potter given his own behavior?

First off, it would be in character for Moody to respond like this. ‘I don’t like people who attack when their opponent’s back’s turned,’ growled Moody, as the ferret bounced higher and higher, ...
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How could Barty Crouch Jr. have run out of Polyjuice Potion at the end of the Goblet of Fire movie?

The movie wants Barty-as-Moody to be a bigger secret than the book Movie Barty is played as Voldemort's right-hand man and has several non-book scenes to introduce the character, including consorting ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr.'s soul split after killing a spider?

It almost certainly didn’t. It’s unlikely killing insects would affect someone’s soul. Typically, killing spiders is treated very different than killing humans. Slughorn explains that it’s caused by ...
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Did the student body know about Barty Crouch Jr?

Most likely, yes Worth remarking that Dean brings this up to Umbridge in Order of the Phoenix: "It is my understanding that my predecessor not only performed illegal curses in front of you, he ...
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Why was Barty Crouch Jr. a Death Eater?

His father is so obsessed with his work in the Ministry that it's like his work is more significant than his family. But then, you asked the specific reason of why was Barty Crouch Jr. a Death Eater? ...
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Why did Barty Crouch Jr. accuse Malfoy of cowardice for attacking Harry Potter given his own behavior?

Because Barty Crouch Jr. is the type of person who will harshly judge others, but not himself. While you could argue, he objected to Malfoy attacking Harry from behind as a cover for his disguise as ...
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Did Barty Crouch Jr. know the Defense Against Dark Arts teacher job was cursed?

The jinx didn't affect Barty Crouch Jr Alastor Moody took the job of DADA teacher before the 1994 school year began, after being convinced out of retirement by Dumbledore. However, before he could ...
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Was Barty Crouch Jr. an Occlumens?

It is unclear It is not stated anywhere in the books that Legilimency was applied to fake Moody/Crouch jr. The conclusion Dumbledore made (quoted in the question) is based on pure logic, not ...
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Did Barty Crouch Sr. know the secret of 'Alastor Moody'?

We only have conjecture to base this on, but in the books, it is not implied that Barry crouch knew anything. In the movie, there is a scene which implies that he suspects something is up; Barty Jr ...
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How many times has Harry faced the Imperius curse?

This is a particularly notorious mistake in the books. I don't have the text in front of me, but the Wikibooks summary tracks with my memory: Professor Moody is going to use the Imperius curse on ...
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Why didn't Barty Crouch Jr. pretend to be innocent in the film?

Without confirmation from the screenwriters, we can only speculate why they changed this in the movie. But I imagine because Crouch Sr. wasn't portrayed as the same power-grasping man. In fact, we ...
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