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He read it in the Muggle newspapers Dumbledore sighed again, and he looked older, and wearier, than ever. ‘The years of Voldemort’s ascent to power,’ he said, ‘were marked with disappearances. Bertha Jorkins has vanished without trace in the place where Voldemort was certainly known to be last. Mr Crouch, too, has disappeared … within these very grounds. ...


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We see Harry spotting Filch and his cat on the map multiple times. This is as close as we get to a "non magical" creature on the map: Filch is a squib and his cat -although it seems to be more intelligent and knowing than normal cats- is never said to have magical properties. Rowling on the contrary clearly emphasised, that Mrs. Norris is a normal ...


4

It's never expressly stated, but there are a few theoretical reasons for what happened 1: My personal favorite is that Draco used the refilling charm after scooping out however much he stole. It's the same spell Harry uses in Hagrid's hut when he's getting Slughorn good and drunk after Aragog's funeral. Then you'd have a cauldron of presumably perfect ...


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It is faster, which is important in a dueling spell. Other than that, spells are often used in HP as plot devices, or because of their familiarity to the reader, at least as much so as they are used because they would seem to be the most logical spell to just say the time. Like Harry's fondness for expelliarmus.


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I suppose Ive to answer my own question now. Found this passage In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Chapter 2 I should remind you that when Potter first arrived at Hogwarts there were still many stories circulating about him, rumors that he himself was a great Dark wizard, which was how he had survived the Dark Lord’s attack. Indeed, many of the Dark ...


3

Does the Fidelius charm actually factor in here much? Remember the Exact Words of the secret: The Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix may be found at number twelve, Grimmauld Place, London. So it's not that the Death Eaters don't know the location of the house per se (in fact, they do have placed observers right outside!) - they are "just" ...


2

Rosmerta had the means to orchestrate both assassination attempts. And with the revelation of Katie being subjected to an Imperius, had both the chance of being Imperiused herself and having a potential motive. Necklace: №1 (ch. 12, the trio inside Three Broom­sticks) [Hermione:] 'Ron, what are you staring at?' 'Nothing,' said Ron, hastily looking away from ...


2

As I see it, the concept of a soul in Harry Potter is quite close to the common, religious concepts in Christianity. The specific part is only the idea to split it, by committing an evil deed, in order to create horcruxes and become immortal.


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No, Because it likely works based on an object's innate qualities The first appearance of the summoning charm is in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Mrs. Weasley uses Accio to discover/confiscate all the Ton-Tongue toffee Fred and George are trying to sneak out of The Burrow. She certainly didn't know where all the toffee's were apart from "...


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Legally, self-defense is generally reserved for imminent danger, not eventual danger. If any sort of self-defense made a killing not eligible for a horcrux, then they would be rather difficult to make; if you kill someone to make a horcrux, then the killing is necessary to make a horcrux, which is necessary to keep yourself from dying, so the killing was ...


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I can't find any canon evidence for this, so take from this answer what you please- It's possible that it had an anti-Alohorma charm on it, as we see that in other instances throughout the books. Similar to the way the locket had an anti-summoning charm, the doors to the Ministry would almost certainly be anti-unlock charmed and/or highly guarded in another ...


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From Order of the Phoenix Fenrir Greyback is, perhaps, the most savage werewolf alive today. He regards it as his mission in life to bite and to conta­minate as many people as possible; he wants to create enough were­wolves to overcome the wizards. Voldemort has promised him prey in return for his services. Greyback specialises in children... Bite them ...


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