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Students with glasses: Percy Weasley “I — don’t — want —” said Percy thickly, as the twins forced the sweater over his head, knocking his glasses askew. Myrtle I’d hidden because Olive Hornby was teasing me about my glasses. James Potter Harry recognized his father, his untidy black hair stuck up at the back like Harry’s, and he too wore glasses. ...


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Focusing purely on the films, there are a considerable number of background extras other pupils attending Hogwarts with Harry who wear glasses Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Prefect helping First Years to de-train First Year in boat behind Harry First Year in Great Hall Random Hufflepuff in Great Hall Different random Hufflepuff in Great Hall ...


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In the films I've spotted at least one other student wearing glasses in Harry's year. We can see her over Harry's shoulder in the Sorting Hat scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We also know of other students who wore glasses, just that they weren't students at the same time as Harry. James Potter Click image to enlarge. Moaning Myrtle ...


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If I recall correctly, this is because, having sacrificed himself in the forest, Harry had bestowed the rebels with the same protection that Lily's sacrifice had bestowed upon himself. This meant Voldemort's spells could no longer affect them, and in the case of Neville, who was already under one of his spells, the spell was weakened enough that Neville was ...


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I can't think of any aspects of his personality that would make him well-suited for the task Really? Because Lupin probably can. Remember, Lupin was fully ready to abandon his own kid until Harry set him straight. Harry actually turned away Lupin's help when the fate of the world was at stake, saying that parents should protect their kids. He called his ...


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Dumbledore in GoF knew that Voldemort would recruit the Dementors (a plan which Voldemort already shared with Harry: “The dementors will join us…they are our natural allies”): ‘The rest of us sleep less soundly in our beds, Cornelius, knowing that you have put Lord Voldemort’s most dangerous supporters in the care of creatures who will join him the instant ...


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Neville gave Harry the Gillyweed because Dobby was not in the movie because many characters and scenes were cut and/or merged into smaller scenes. Goblet of Fire is almost twice a large as The Prisoner of Azkaban, so it was almost impossible to translate the entire book from page to film. A ton of characters and scenes were cut or amalgamated into once scene ...


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Dumbledore had essentially ruled out the possibility of a Gryffindor object. From Chapter Twenty-Three of Half-Blood Prince: “Yes,” said Dumbledore, smiling, “I would be prepared to bet — perhaps not my other hand — but a couple of fingers, that they became Horcruxes three and four. The remaining two, assuming again that he created a total of six, are more ...


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In those circumstances it didn't make a bathroom until the girls thought it would be nice for them to be able to wash up. So it was definitely being influenced by the students hiding within it. So that being the case, if you were hiding out in the Room of Requirements while unsavory Deatheaters were roaming about - would you be thinking of the Hogwart's ...


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Silent (if done properly). Harry frequently looked over at his classmates in the common room or at mealtimes to see them purple in the face and straining as though they had overdosed on U-No-Poo; but he knew that they were really struggling to make spells work without saying incantations aloud. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Pointing his wand ...


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Non-Verbal Spells Petrificus Totalus leaves the person unable to move, with their arms and legs at their sides. Against a skilled Witch or Wizard That Isn't Good Enough For example, I use Petrificus Totalus on my opponent. They get frozen. But they may still have their wand in their hand. Even if they don't have their wand to hand, it is likely to be ...


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Dementors are intelligent creatures. Their condition as guards of Azkaban was negotiated long ago. From the fandom wiki: When Damocles Rowle was elected Minister for Magic in 1718, he insisted on utilising Azkaban's dark pedigree, seeing the Dementors as a potential asset: putting them to work as guards would save expense, time, and lives. This plan was ...


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No, Dumbledore’s chocolate frog card is a different depiction than his portrait. It is “more of a fleeting snapshot – which is still sentient in a smaller way”, according to Wizarding World: According to J.K. Rowling, the more powerful you are, the more ‘real’ your portrait can be, and if you sit down with your portrait and spend more time with it, the more ...


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We never find out because Harry never asked. He meets Moody as a teacher, and finds him quite intimidating at first. ...it was the man's eyes that made him frightening. The Triwizard Tournament, GoF ...he entered the room, looking as strange and frightening as ever... it was nevertheless a relief to know that he ever did anything as friendly as smile. The ...


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There are other magical means of killing. The Transmogrifian Torture, for example, is one. The reason that Avada Kedavra earns a life sentence in Azkaban is because it reliably (except in the case of Harry) kills its target, should it connect. “Not nice,” he said calmly. “Not pleasant. And there’s no counter curse. There’s no blocking it. Moody, The ...


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Lack of evidence answers are somewhat disappointing, but anyway... There is no mention of such killing curses in the HP novels There is no mention of such killing curses in the HP movies There is no mention of such killing curses in the (first two) FB movies Speculation: I hardly believe that, what with the inventiveness of human kind when it comes to ...


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The issue is not using Avada Kedavra against the Dark Lord, the issue is facing the Dark Lord. Almost in every depiction in the books, Voldemort is described as the greatest dark wizard of all times, him only really being matched by (and fearing) Dumbledore. Note though, even in the fight between them in the Ministry of Magic, they are evenly matched and ...


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Theoretically, the original Sacrificial Protection would've been enough to shield Harry from that specific Killing Curse -the one cast by Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest-. That protection never faded, and was still active in Harry's blood. When Voldemort cast the Killing Curse in the Forbidden Forest, it didn't work -again- due to Lily's original ...


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Because the only known relic of Gryffindor was the Sword of Gryffindor, and Voldemort couldn't have turned it into a Horcrux because it has been safe in Dumbledore possesion all this time. Thus, the safest bet is a relic from Ravenclaw. Four objects from the four founders would, I am sure, have exerted a powerful pull over Voldemort’s imagination. I cannot ...


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YES In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone we have this quote from Dumbledore, "the forest in the grounds is forbidden to all pupils." In is the key word there. A castles "grounds" are the outdoor area around the castle that is the property of the owner. Think a houses' front or backyard. So it's pretty clear that the Forbidden ...


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He Doesn't Harry has no specific proof that Lily's patronus was a doe. He's basing that assumption purely on the fact that HIS patronus is a stag, which is based on his father. (Lupin points out the similarity in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) He assumes Snape's patronus is Lily/Lily's patronus because, to Harry, his Father's deer Patronus would ...


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The simple answer is: Even if Trelawney makes the greatest prophecies, people would still dislike her because of how weird and dramatic she is. Harry still doesn't like her in the later books even though he knows how accurate her prophecies are. But even if she didn't have a likeable personality, I still think People will still view Trelawney's predictions ...


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It is not stated in canon. When Hagrid buys her for Harry, she's already an adult, so at least a year old. Maybe older, as she is stated to be a trained post owl. Snowy owls reach sexual maturity at one year old and typically live to about 10 years old in the wild and up to 28 years in captivity, so that leaves quite a range of possibilities. As Valorum said ...


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Gamp's law states that one cannot create certain 5 objects from nothing, one of these objects being food. However, one can multiply, increase, summon or transfigure certain food he has, as Hermione explains: "Your mother can't produce food out of thin air," said Hermione. "no one can. Food is the first of the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp'...


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Given it's London location, I'd opt for a British pronunciation, something very like /wiːəʊnwɪskəz/ --- "we own wiskaz". (While I personally disapprove of non-rhotacism, I get that Londoners and the English in general do insist upon it.)


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The sole mention of Charity Burbage is in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. A quick scan of all seven novels shows that no mention is made of either the name Charity or the surname Burbage prior to this novel.


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Yes. McGonagall uses this type of transfiguration as a demonstration in her first lesson in PS/SS: Then she changed her desk into a pig and back again. They were all very impressed and couldn't wait to get started, but soon realised they weren't going to be changing the furniture into animals for a long time. Cedric does it to get the egg from the dragon ...


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There are spells that could potentially kill immediately, such as Reducto, which would blow someone apart right then and there. There are likely more, but as Elemtilas noted, we really don't have a lot to go on. Otherwise, the only other spells I can think of would fall into the category of causing harm that leads to death eventually.


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I feel that the Room of Requirement (ROR) took into account the past wishes of the user. For example, Neville had asked for no Carrow supporters to get in You’ve got to ask it for exactly what you need — like, ‘I don’t want any Carrow supporters to be able to get in’ — and it’ll do it for you! With this wish already in place, the ROR looked for options of ...


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The Hogwarts gamekeeper had many duties, including: Looking after the school's keys. "True, I haven't introduced meself. Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts." Escorting first year students on the boats to the castle. Hagrid, of course, was still fighting his way across the lake with the first years Tending to the gardens at ...


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