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Did Snape ever have coitus?

hmm I don't know. I tend to agree with the other person saying he prbly did sleep with other ppl but maybe not after that annoying Lily died because after that he wanted to martyr her and put her on a ...
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Why was the British Ministry of Magic so careless with the Time-Turners?

tl;dr The kids didn't, the Death Eaters did. You are right in saying they should have been under guard and Harry seems to agree with you there: the six of them sprinted off down the hall, Harry in ...
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Why didn't James' love and sacrifice for Lily protect her?

Love and sacrifice is not sufficient Avada Kedavra is an old and somewhat popular (even if unforgivable) curse that has been over the ages used on many people who had others willing to die to protect ...
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When was obliviation discovered/invented?

This factoid seems to relate to one of the Wizard of the Month cards that appeared on JKR's original fan site. It notes that she developed "memory modifying charms" but doesn't outright ...
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Are the runes around the Goblet of Fire meaningful?

Most letters are elder Futhark and spell gibberish, if you however look at the 3d pewter cast model, the letters on the rim and the bottom repeat themselves twice. When you count the letters on the ...
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When was obliviation discovered/invented?

Sometime after 1707, most likely The Ministry of Magic was founded in 1707. So, if Mnemone Radford was the first Ministry of Magic Obliviator, then it stands to reason she must have gained that title ...
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Are there any creatures resistant to Avada Kedavra?

Some creatures are resistant to spells, likely including Avada Kedavra. Yes, there are certain magical creatures that are resistant to spells, which likely would include Avada Kedavra. Many of the ...
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Why didn't James' love and sacrifice for Lily protect her?

James hoped to save Lily and Harry through his efforts. His plan (such as it was) did not depend on his death. In fact, it was the opposite: the longer he stayed alive, the longer he could continue to ...
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When Snape did this to Dumbledore, why didn't Fawkes protect him?

As Harry will learn almost a year later when watching Snape's memories in the Pensieve (and we as the readers along with him), Fawkes was present during the discussion of how all of this was supposed ...
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Are there any creatures resistant to Avada Kedavra?

Phoenixes were semi-protected from the Killing Curse, due to them being immortal. In 1996, Fawkes swallowed one intended for Albus Dumbledore, causing him to burst into flame and die instantly. ...
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How did Neville react to Bellatrix going free?

Suffice to say he was not pleased. It spurs him to redouble his efforts at mastering offensive and defensive magic. Harry was pleased to see that all of them, even Zacharias Smith, had been spurred ...
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Do Disillusionment Charms Fail At Very Close Range?

No, we have first point of view of characters who have the spells in himself. Harry in chapter 3 of Order of Phoenix sees himself with the colour and the texture of near thing. Voldemort on the other ...
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Do Disillusionment Charms Fail At Very Close Range?

In the film Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Muggle Jacob Kowalski wanders around Hogwarts freely. He seems have no issues seeing the castle and the whimsical magic contained within. It's ...
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Why did Lockhart seem threatened when Ron and Harry took him to the Chamber of Secrets?

In the Harry Potter book series we mainly see Ron, Harry, Hermione, professors, Voldemort, and Voldemort's inner circle. This distorts our view on what a typical wizard is like. In Harry Potter and ...
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Why did Lockhart seem threatened when Ron and Harry took him to the Chamber of Secrets?

Because he was indeed threatened The duo might not be experienced (as 2nd year students), but they're armed with wands and there are plenty of things they can do to him since he doesn't have his wand ...
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Why did Lockhart seem threatened when Ron and Harry took him to the Chamber of Secrets?

I don't actually think he was feeling threatened by them at all, quite the contrary: he thought they were just second years he could easily deal with. He is scared that the other teachers might force ...
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Why did Lockhart seem threatened when Ron and Harry took him to the Chamber of Secrets?

Lockhart himself made it clear he wasn’t very good with magic — just phenomenal with memory charms — particularly with obliviate. In contrast, Harry Potter was a famous wizard who as a baby defeated ...
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Why did Voldemort need a house-elf?

He didn’t need to retrieve the locket in Deathly Hallows, he just needed to ensure it was still there. If it was there, it was safe and if it was gone it was too late. If he wanted to move it ...
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What is the proper name of the chapter illustration for Chapter 33 of The Order of the Phoenix?

Probably the "Skirmish in the Forbidden Forest" or "Dumbledore's Fake Secret Weapon" The official name of Chapter 33 of the Order of the Phoenix is "Fight and Flight". ...
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Why didn't they wish the Room of Requirement to put out the flames in HP 7?

The Room wasn't just on fire, it was on Fiendfyre, an extremely powerful curse. "It must have been Fiendfyre!" whimpered Hermione, her eyes on the broken piece. "Sorry?" "...
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Parallel reality in The Secrets of Dumbledore

In the first case: The duel took place in an illusion of Berlin that Dumbledore created. The official companion book “The Secrets of Dumbledore: Movie Magic explains that Dumbledore’s duel with ...
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Why did Griphook want the Sword of Gryffindor?

Depending on the spell used on the sword, it may be possible to use some sort of counter-enchantment in order to prevent it from disappearing, or work out some way to block it from transporting to ...
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Why do Filch's and Mrs. Figg's Harry Potter Top Trump cards say they are capable of magic?

The blurb for the cards state that the ranking is based on the possession of magic, not necessarily the capacity to use it. Squibs are clearly magical in some respects but their low levels of power ...
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What is Lucius Malfoy's Boggart?

In brief, we don't know. There are (to the best of my knowledge) no writings on this subject, nor is it addressed in the books or films. Lucius certainly does seem to have two key fears, either of ...
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Harry Potter fanfic called "What Comes After", where Harry is abused and Snape and Malfoy help him

Is this it? Found by Googling, using search terms "what comes after harry potter fanfic"
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry goes to live with Snape

ok! so simply speaking: I think you are looking for this fanfiction by KurbyLane: "O Mine Enemy". It is a long fanfiction probably 50 chapters as you asked for.
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Do all spells require wand movements?

As we see in the movies,some spells have a little wand movement and some dont,when i say that some dont i mean that they only need to pointe them at the target.
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How is it possible that Dumbledore didn't lose this duel?

The Elder Wand is not actually unbeatable in a duel. While it is a powerful wand, the Elder Wand is not an unbeatable wand. In fact, when Dumbledore famously defeated Grindelwald in 1945 (yet to ...
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Spells hand motions in Harry Potter universe

The first image in the pic is from pottermore Playstation game wich is not accurate bc it is from a game and just for tha game and if it was it wouldn't show another wand motion for the levitation ...
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How did Tina Goldstein regain her consciousness?

Tina “woke up” because she was no longer “sedated” by good memories. The reason Tina was calm was because the pool of death potion had been playing her good memories, making it seem warm and enticing. ...
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In The Battle of Hogwarts, why didn't the Mandrakes do more damage?

Old thread, but I have a new take! I would guess that the defenders eventually choose to not throw the mandrakes over the Hogwarts walls. Why? They looked down and saw other Hogwarts defenders in the ...
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