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At 12:00 noon, the day Voldemort died, the Trials began. 73 Death Eaters were arrested. Rudolfus, Dolohov, Greyback and 25 others were sentenced to death (by Avada Kedavra). 30 Death Eaters had their memories modified with extremely powerful charms, so that they thought they were Muggles. They work till date as masons and laborers in farms, under Muggles. ...


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Almost no authors view their works as allegories - they are generally seen as boring, preachy, and unoriginal. Tolkien famously bristled at claims that The Lord of the Rings was an allegory (with the Ring representing nuclear weapons). I would say that he wanted interpretations to be available to readers, rather than being imposed upon them. And I suspect ...


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The Inferi at the lake were homeless Muggles murdered by You-Know-Who As described here: The Inferi whom Harry and Dumbledore encounter in the depths of the lake in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were, when alive, mostly vagrant, homeless Muggles whom Voldemort had murdered for the purpose during his first rise to power, although some were the ...


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JKR claimed that the word "floated into her mind" but failed to say where from. There's ample evidence that she was inspired by the film This is Spinal Tap regarding at least one other aspect of the books (the curse against the DADA role) and which also contains this line Ian: The specific reason why he was knighted was for the founding of Hoggwood, which ...


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We know from JKR's tweets and interviews that the DADA curse was inspired by the film This is Spinal Tap. The drummers in the film are persistently killed by a green flash. Nigel Tufnel: He just was like, a flash of green light, and that was it. It doesn't seem at all unlikely that this also inspired the "flash of green light" mentioned in the books on ...


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She's certainly seen it, and it had influence on at least one aspect of her book writing, the curse against the DADA teachers. QI Twitter: According to J.K. Rowling, the curse of the Defence Against the Dark Arts teachers was inspired by the Spinal Tap drummers regularly dying in bizarre circumstances. JKR: Sad but true. Per twitter and And ...


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He could travel withour wand or human body. The Dark Lord didn’t need a wand or a human body to travel. When he’s first ripped from his body, the Dark Lord’s incorporeal form appears in the Potters’ house next to Harry’s crib, and he decides he must hide himself far from the house. He successfully left the Potters’ house though that point, he was unable to ...


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It’s still possible for Harry to use magic. Though it’s against the rules for an underage student to use magic outside of Hogwarts, they absolutely can and do despite that. Petunia’s sister Lily had used magic at home, so she’d have little reason to believe that Harry wouldn’t either. Petunia told Harry that his mother turned teacups into rats every holiday,...


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Because, according to Petunia herself, Lily didn't obey that rule. "Knew!" shrieked Aunt Petunia suddenly. "Knew! Of course we knew! How could you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? Oh, she got a letter just like that and disappeared off to that - that school - and came home every holiday with her pockets full of frog-spawn, turning teacups ...


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I think the key distinction here is the difference between knowing Harry can't and knowing that he shouldn't. The latter is the reality since Harry is physically capable of performing magic out of school (as we see in 'Order of the Phoenix'), it just carries with it consequences. On top of that Dudley is a coward and has been on the receiving end of magic ...


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The short answer to your request for a canonical answer is, no. There is none. At this time I believe no one in the Potterverse has tried this, and as with any other chemistry you simply never will know for certain until you try it, however there is good evidence we can use to deduce the results. Magic is extremely dangerous and unpredictable, most knowledge ...


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Apart from the three mentioned in the question (Parselmouth, Metamorphmagus, Magical Resistance) I can think of a few more. Maledictus Nagini being the most notable example, a Maledictus is a blood curse that will eventually turn the witch into a beast permanently. It is carried from birth and passed down from the mother to daughter. Skender: Next in ...


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Basically the wand had never sworn allegiance to him: Dumbledore owns the wand. He was killed by Snape, so Voldemort thought the wand belonged to Snape. Voldemort kills Snape, and assumes the wand is now his. MEANWHILE: Dumbledore owns the wand. Draco Malfoy disarms Dumbledore and Dumbledore is thus defeated; the wand changes its allegiance to Malfoy....


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When Voldemort possessed Quirrell's body he weakened Quirrell a lot, so purpose of drinking the elixir of life wasn't to keep Voldemort alive, it was to keep Quirrell alive long enough for him to get the materials to create his body. He wasn't going to get a body from the elixir itself just give him time to do the ritual described on the four book, he ...


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The same way he drank the unicorn blood... Quirrell did it for him because Voldemort was inhabiting Quirrell's body. Therefore, he might be expecting Quirrell to drink the Elixir of Life for him -- at least until he got the body from the Elixir... “See what I have become?” the face said. “Mere shadow and vapor… I have form only when I can share another’s ...


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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 different than the treatment received by the Weasleys, who were allowed to continue to live normal lives while under constant surveillance. It's only once Ron was ...


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Tonks parents were from differents houses and had a succesfull marriage too. Her mom Andromeda was a Slytherin and her dad Ted Tonks was never specified but he was a muggleborn so it's unlikkely that he was a Slytherin.


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Yes, the parents of muggleborns can visit their children, because remember in CoS they mentioned that Moaning Myrtle parents went to get her body? So yeah, they can, but I'm guessing only under extreme circumstances.


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LMGTFY: Pretty drecky, but I think you're looking for Doing Things Differently. Ch. 8: Sebastian and Harry are conversing... "Come now, Harry. I'm sure you figured it out already. Sirius and I are lovers." He said this calmly but Harry freaked out.


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Well, if this comment by "alexwlchan" is correct: JKR touched on money in an interview. “There is legislation about what you can conjure and what you can’t. Something that you conjure out of thin air will not last. This is a rule I set down for myself early on.” [...] Sixth question down: http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0700-swns-alfie.htm So, ...


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Filch is seen providing basic first aid to Snape in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Snape and Filch were inside, alone. Snape was holding his robes above his knees. One of his legs was bloody and mangled. Filch was handing Snape bandages. ‘Blasted thing,’ Snape was saying. And he's extremely polite to the new headmistress in Harry Potter and ...


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Won by gambling I don't know how it is in the UK, but it's quite common in my country to play small gambling games with collectable cards like football players, Pokémon etc. among primary and middle schoolers. These cards often have a ranking system or numbers on them to allow a few combinations of playing style like highest/odds/evens wins. Maybe this is ...


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Chocolate frogs exist More correctly speaking, chocolate frogs are a cultural allusion in the UK to Freddo's, a non magical, frog shaped chocolate sweet. The key thing to know about them if you're not British is that they're famous for being cheap, at the time the first book was written they were something like 10 or 15 pence each, like 30¢ American, and ...


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His parents bought them. Ron's family isn't wealthy in the way that the Malfoys or even the Potters are. But his parents aren't broke. They have enough money to afford small luxuries, such as chocolate with collectable cards for their youngest son. However they are too frugal to send Ron to school with a pocketful of galleons. Ron doesn't have money on the ...


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We see evidence elsewhere that people give cards to each other, presumably when they themselves don’t collect them or when they already have a particular card. From Chapter Thirteen of Philosopher’s Stone: Neville’s lips twitched in a weak smile as he unwrapped the frog. “Thanks, Harry . . . I think I’ll go to bed. . . . D’you want the card, you ...


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This is a picture of my fridge's door: As you can guess, I collect department/counties magnets. I have been for four years. They come from a special brand of ham and cheese escalope, there's one magnet per pack of two escalopes. Now I will admit I eat a LOT of those "cordon bleus", but I also happen to have friends who know about my life goal to complete ...


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I can't remember, it's quite a while. But I don't think this has ever been addressed. So, an educated guess: he had five older brothers. They might've lost interest in the cards they had and given them to Ron. With the Weasleys, everything is handed down. Also, everything is shared. So, it might not be that he has 500 of these cards but they, as the ...


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This might be vvc's "Desperate Measures", which villian123 republished on Wattpad (along with vvc's other stories). Harry may be a half-Veela, but there was no such thing as a destined mate. If somebody wanted him, they would have to prove their worthiness. And Draco’s chances don't look so good when Harry guts him at the welcoming feast… HPDM, mpreg ...


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Probably not - they can’t with Animagi. There isn’t enough information on Maledictuses to state conclusively whether wizards could tell one from a regular animal on sight. No one in the original Harry Potter books seemed to ever suspect Nagini was anything but a snake, but her case may not be a typical example of a Maledictus, as she was also owned by the ...


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No, they can't, or at least not just by looking. In Crimes of Grindlewald it is revealed that Nagini was a Maledictus, and in the original movie series several wizards - including Harry, who was a Parselmouth - encountered Nagini without ever realizing she was anything other than a snake. There are probably spells that could reveal the truth, if the wizard ...


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To answer your question about the intent behind sending someone a Howler we can look at the Pottermore entry Purpose To direct abuse, a complaint or a criticism to the recipient


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She most likely was in such a state of rage she had no thought at the time. Weasleys are characteristically very fiery. She probably regretted it afterwards.


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The Phoenix order has not been assembled yet, so Moody and Snape weren't knowing teammates that time. Snape plays double agent for years with only one knowing his true motives - Dumbledore. They both knew that the war has not been decided but actually just put on hiatus. They both knew that reopening the war is nigh and that there might be sleeping agents. ...


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“Dumbledore happens to trust me,” said Snape through clenched teeth. “I refuse to believe that he gave you orders to search my office!” As Snape says, he simply doesn't believe that Dumbledore has let Moody search his office. Asking Dumbledore about it would therefore be pointless. Snape's outrage is because Moody has interpreted the instructions to "to ...


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I would argue that Snape would not question Dumbledore about this because he was afraid of the answer. Had Snape asked Dumbledore why he Moody search Snape's office, the response might very well have indicated that Dumbledore did not in fact fully trust Snape. Snape has gone through a tough experience where his true loyalties are doubted by many other ...


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It's entirely possible that Dumbledore did in fact ask "Moody" to keep an eye on Snape. Dumbledore (and Snape) have been conducting an ongoing campaign to maintain Snape's status as a credible "double agent" and part of any such campaign would be using any opportunity to create doubt about Snape's true status, even among people like Moody who are supposed ...


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There is no reason to think that Snape did not ask Dumbledore about it, but "Moody" never claims that Dumbledore ordered the search. "Moody" only says that the headmaster has asked him to keep an eye on things while he is there at Hogwarts. Snape probably already knows perfectly well that Dumbledore would not have ordered a search of his office. What he ...


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The paragraph you quoted exactly does not exclude the possibility that Snape did and it did not have any effect. Read carefully: Moody says: to keep an eye... Then he is interrupted by Snape. If Snape asked Dumbledore whether he asked Moody to keep an eye ON HIM then Dumbledore would for sure have refused and probably asked Moody. But Moody could say ...


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While not specifying exactly what could be done to Voldemort in his spirit form, there are at least two passages that indicate that something could have been done against him. In Chapter Thirty-Three of Goblet of Fire Voldemort tells the Death Eaters the following: "Only one power remained to me. I could possess the bodies of others. But I dared not go ...


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I think that with the ethnic cleansing theme of Harry Potter, that September 1 was chosen as the date the kids return to school because September 1 is also the date the Nazis invaded Poland, essentially starting WW2. Not that she is comparing Harry and Co to Nazis but Rowling is too smart to not have made that connection when choosing a significant date in a ...


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No, "Weasley is our King" is not an anthem, not for Slytherin and not for Gryffindor. It is just a text created by Malfoy (and maybe others) to make fun of Ron Weasley, to make him nervous and create a self fulfilling prophecy that makes him play badly, helping Slytherin to win the game. It's nothing that would make sense to use a few years later when Ron ...


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You have to take into consideration that the Harry Potter movies were set in the 2000s whereas the Fantastic Beasts movies are set in the 1920s. I propose that the house elves are simply a reflection of African-Americans in the 1920s. For example, the Elf who was seen shining wands reflects the shining of shoes. So perhaps later in the 1960s during the Civil ...


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No, there's no indication in the books that each, or any of the houses, have their own songs or anthems. Only the school song, as discussed in the linked question is referenced.


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The whole scene is ad-lib. This image is from the version on Amazon, in which the Sports Try-out scene in year six is a condensed rendition of the 2008 rom-com, 27 Dresses. There are a couple of alternative versions of the same scene shown during the credits including a joke/bad Capoeira session, but there isn't an Ask Me Anything (AMA) version in the ...


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As seen in the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hogwarts has a school song. Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, Teach us something please, Whether we be old and bald Or young with scabby knees, Our heads could do with filling With some interesting stuff, For now they’re bare and full of air, Dead flies and bits of fluff, ...


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It wasn't on FFnet (at least, not anymore) but I was able to find the Harry Potter and the Kindling of the Fire series on AO3. I started it a few days ago and dropped it, but was able to refind it on AO3 by searching the Time Travel tag and then filtering by only the Harry Potter works mentioning Charlus Potter. It has a lot of parallels to your question ...


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Crookshanks' type of cat's face is known as a "pansy face.". Based on these markings, Crookshanks would have the characteristics of a hansa Himalayan, or ginger Himalayan cat. He could also be a Persian, but due to his face shape the former is more probable. Many people get these breeds confused. HP wikia, Crookshanks


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In Chapter Thirty-six of Order of the Phoenix Voldemort indeed uses a shield that deflects spells: Dumbledore flicked his own wand. The force of the spell that emanated from it was such that Harry, though shielded by his stone guard, felt his hair stand on end as it passed, and this time Voldemort was forced to conjure a shining silver shield out ...


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Such a thing does exist in-canon ‘You wouldn’t believe how many people, even people who work at the Ministry, can’t do a decent Shield Charm,’ said George. ‘Course, they didn’t have you teaching them, Harry.’ ‘That’s right … well, we thought Shield Hats were a bit of a laugh. You know, challenge your mate to jinx you while wearing it and watch his face ...


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tldr: he used a basilisk because that was the best option available to him This answer is based on the assumption that all the information we have about Slytherin are correct. I also recommend you to read and upvote this as it's a good answer. But I also think it's just a theory, and as more new material gets added to the Harry Potter universe, I think we ...


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