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Why does everyone call Hagrid by his last name?

Those that don't know him from school call him Hagrid because he tells them to. ‘Call me Hagrid,’ he said, ‘everyone does. An’ like I told yeh, I’m Keeper of Keys at Hogwarts – yeh’ll know all about ...
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Why does everyone call Hagrid by his last name?

Hagrid is virtually the only occupant of a 'middle ground' in the Hogwarts hierarchy. The two principal 'classes' (for want of a better word) at Hogwarts are the pupils and the staff. Within the ...
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Why clap for Hagrid?

Several reasons. Here are some possible reasons any given student might have had to give Hagrid the ovation he got: 1) Because Dumbledore did. When the Headmaster claps, it's considered rude (or ...
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Why did Hagrid live in a hut?

Hagrid was employed as Gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts (even when he became a professor, he retained these jobs). If you are a non-British guy, you might have trouble ...
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Does Hagrid ever deduct house points?

In the books as published, he only ever adds points, and only does this once The only time in the books as published that Hagrid changes house points is in the fifth book, when he awards 10 points for ...
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Was Hagrid guilty of blood prejudice?

He does not discriminate. How many times have we seen him say it doesn't matter? Granted, that's usually in the case of Muggle borns being equal, but... Consider who he's talking to. He's talking to ...
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Is Hagrid mentally unstable?

It rather depends on your definitions. Although he was involved in some dangerous activities with his pupils the ultimate responsibility for the safety of lessons has to rest with the headmaster, ...
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Why isn't Hagrid removed from Hogwarts sooner in Harry's would-be 7th year?

I can think of a few possible reasons. Voldemort's regime was predicated on projecting a sense of normalcy despite his secretly controlling things behind the scenes. Hagrid's treatment is not that ...
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What happened to Hagrid after Battle of Hogwarts?

It seems apparent from the Epilogue that Hagrid stayed on at Hogwarts and was still there nineteen years later: "Bye, Al," said Harry as his son hugged him. "Don't forget Hagrid's ...
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Is Hagrid anti-muggle?

I don't think Hagrid is anti Muggle, he's only belligerent there because of the Dursleys (that is, their behaviour, not them being Muggles). Let's remember that: he just tracked them because they ...
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Was Hagrid ever compensated for his wrongful expulsion?

YES While one can argue about forms of compensation, I am going to focus on your line "(i.e. being allowed to use magic again)". JK Rowling answered this herself back in a 2000 interview. Q: Since ...
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Why did Hagrid live in a hut?

His hut may’ve been the intended residence for the gamekeeper. When Harry, Ron and Hermione went down to Hagrid’s hut because he wanted to show him that he got a dragon egg, it’s referred to as “the ...
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Why did Hogwarts expel Hagrid?

In The Chamber of Secrets, it is revealed that Hagrid was expelled because it is suspected that he is responsible for the death of a Muggle born witch. This death was the result of the creature that ...
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Why could Hagrid cast spells non-verbally?

I don't have any evidence from the book, but my logical assumption is that Hagrid taught himself how to do it. We see Hagrid casting non-verbal spells, so clearly he learned how to do it somewhere. ...
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Why did Dumbledore appoint Hagrid as professor of Care of Magical Creatures?

Danger is part and parcel of a Hogwarts education Hagrid may deal with dangerous creatures, and believe them to be far less dangerous than they actually are, but in bringing them to lessons, he is ...
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Why could Hagrid cast spells non-verbally?

JKR might not have fully fleshed out her spell system yet. As far as I'm aware, the existence of nonverbal spells and especially the substantial rise in difficulty compared to verbal casting doesn't ...
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Why did anybody seriously believe that Hagrid was the Heir of Slytherin?

Tom Riddle was persuasive enough to convince them Hagrid was behind the creature attacks, and it was a solid enough explanation that they didn't question its inconsistencies. Tom Riddle was very well-...
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Was Hagrid ever put on trial?

Case 1 - No, at least there is no canon evidence As Hagrid was underage, he was dealt with by the school administration, i.e. expelled. He did not deny having a giant spider in his possession, but ...
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Is Hagrid mentally unstable?

Hagrid displays a number of behaviours that would be more than sufficient to merit a diagnosis of mental illness under the DSM-5 definition. In HP:PS he uses magic on Dudley. Now, admittedly, he's a ...
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How did Hagrid vanish into thin air?

I'm going to go with the most obvious (and alas, prosaic) solution. Hagrid walked off. Harry didn't notice. As you can see, Harry had his head down reading the ticket for approximately ten seconds. ...
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Why did anybody seriously believe that Hagrid was the Heir of Slytherin?

The authorities did not know about the Chamber of Secrets or the Heir of Slytherin While it was well-known the second time around that the attacks were related to the Chamber of Secrets and the Heir ...
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Why did Hagrid say that all bad witches and wizards are from Slytherin?

Hagrid was generalizing - he probably wasn’t intending precision. When Hagrid said “there wasn’t a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn’t in Slytherin”, he wasn’t likely intending precision or ...
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Was Hagrid ever put on trial?

The first time, it seems Hagrid was simply expelled, not charged with anything. It seems like Hagrid was only expelled from Hogwarts for his suspected involvement in the attacks, not charged with ...
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Did Hagrid trade Fluffy for the dragon egg that hatched in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?

Hagrid didn't trade Fluffy for the dragon egg. He won it in a rigged game of cards. Hagrid was accosted by the supposed dragon dealer in the pub and persuaded to play cards, with the egg as the wager. ...
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Did Olympe (Madame Maxime) love Hagrid?

She thought he was "kind of cute", but not "sophisticated" enough. Shortly after the release of Book Seven, J.K. Rowling did a book reading event at Carnegie Hall. One of the ...
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How did Hagrid vanish into thin air?

Well, I suspect this is simply an instance where the writers didn't think things through. "He's magic, so he can disappear!" But if we really want a movie-universe explanation for his ...
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Are Hagrid's parents dead?

Yes, they're both dead In Goblet of Fire, Hagrid reveals to Madame Maxime that his father died shortly after he began at Hogwarts: Tiny little bloke, my dad was. By the time I was six I could lift ...
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Why was Hagrid kept waiting for half an hour?

Two paragraphs after Professor McGonagall sends the notes: At eleven o'clock that night they said goodbye to Ron in the common room... (Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 15) This implies that they ...
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