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Why were these Patronuses used for these characters?

According to Wizarding World, Hermione's patronus (the otter) represents her affinity for these animals, as well as elements of her character. Hermione is bookish and the otter is an especially child-...
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How did Scorpius find out that this character had become a Death Eater in Cursed Child

It happened off-stage. It's referenced in Act Three, Scene I. Apparently Scorpius has been asking around, trying to find out what happened to Harry and Cedric after the altered Tri-Wizard Tournament. ...
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Is Harry Potter being watched in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

No More Than Usual There is no direct evidence to support the fact that Dumbledore sent anyone to watch Harry upon the escape of Sirius Black. Nor, I think, would there have been any need. At first, ...
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How do windows work in Muggle Britain?

There are indeed plenty of windows that rotate in some way, either around a vertical or horizontal axis, resulting in half of the window being outside when opened. They are also called pivot windows. ...
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How do windows work in Muggle Britain?

There is a good chance that this was a casement window, which opens like a door, with a hinge on the side, often by a crank, to make it easier to open and close them from the inside. Typically ...
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How could they know if someone apparated in or out of Harry's house?

I am fairly certain it is using a "taboo" magic. It is the same thing used to track whoever says 'Voldemort' in the 7th book.
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How could they know if someone apparated in or out of Harry's house?

In theory, there are a range of known charms that can detect the presence of another person. The Caterwauling Charm will trigger an effect when someone unexpected apparates into a place. ...
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Was Snape helping Lily in Potions?

My interpretation is that both Snape and Lily would have been naturally talented at potions without the other's influence, but that their friendship helped feed each of their abilities even more. It's ...
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Is turning the necessary movement for apparition?

In a word, yes. Dumbledore is pretty much the most powerful wizard there is, and even he needs to turn in order to apparate. We see this a couple of times in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. ‘...
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