Since you don't mind speculative answers, I'll point out that she works for the Ministry of Magic. One of the tasks of the ministry is keeping up the Statute of Secrecy. If a dead wizard fell from the sky, it would be up to them to make sure the muggles didn't find his obviously magical eye. Or, if they did find it, to obliviate them and take it. She ...
I vaguely remember lupin and Kingsley looking for his body but not being able to find it. I think the ministry took his body because his death was also not reported, so that’s probably where she got it
The order of succession is: Dumbledore, then Umbridge (during OotP) then Dumbledore again. After Dumbledore is killed (in HBP) Snape gets the job. At some point after Harry's death (in CC's alternate timeline) Voldemort reinstates Umbridge, and Snape returns to his old job.
Umbridge is made Headmistress after Snape, probably because she was a better ...
I think that Neville forgot about the password to Gryffindor Tower. Later on in the chapter, when Harry, Ron and Hermione are leaving the tower to the midnight duel, they find Neville outside the tower, who says he forgot the new password into Gryffindor Tower. As it says in the text:
It wasn't Mrs. Norris. It was Neville. He was curled up on the floor,
Quite a few Order members use the name.
“Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”
(Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17, The Man With Two Faces).
“Could you write it down?” Harry suggested.
“Nah - can’t spell it. All right - Voldemort.” Hagrid ...
I believe the answer is yes.
Nagini was a person, and saying she has part of Volemort's soul doesn't really prove anything because so did Harry. So Nagini should have become the master of the Elder Wand, and when Neville killed Nagini, that should ultimately have made Neville the true owner.
If someone could kill under orders, and the person that gave the ...
Voldemort invented the taboo in the seventh book:
“Sorry,” said Ron, wrenching Harry back out of the
brambles, “but the name’s been jinxed, Harry, that’s how they track
people! Using his name breaks protective enchantments, it causes
some kind of magical disturbance — it’s how they found us in Tottenham Court Road!”
This must be a new spell, ...
Because only Order-of-the-Phoenix types used Voldemort's name:
“Exactly! You’ve got to give them credit, it makes sense. It was
only people who were serious about standing up to him, like Dumbledore, who ever dared use it. Now they’ve put a Taboo on it, anyone who says it is trackable — quick-and-easy way to find Order members!
Unlike the name "Harry ...
snape could not of committed murder before because when Dumbledore asked him to kill him he was concerned about his soul. if snape has killed anyone before then what was he worried about his soul for. and if snape has killed someone why would Dumbledore let him teach at his school. and yes he was on Voldemort side in the first wizard war but there is ...
They won’t exist yet at any point in them.
It has been stated by JKR that the Fantastic Beasts series will be from the years 1926 to 1945.
This is most likely because the war with Grindelwald, which is the topic of this series, ended in 1945 when Dumbledore defeated Grindelwald.
“Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Professor ...
I believe "Great Merlin's Beard!" was used by Dr Bombay in "Bewitched". So much of Harry Potter came from that show - witches walking through walls, mortals and witches married, spells being thrown like wand-fighting in a position suitable for the katana, etc.
To destroy a Horcrux, one must damage the container beyond magical repair. That's what the Gryffindor sword did to the Resurrection Stone.
When Dumbledore hit the Resurrection Stone with the Gryffindor sword, it got damaged (and a crack appeared on the stone) which lead to the destruction of the Horcrux. But remember, the Stone was damaged, but not ...
I think other birds may be allowed too (it doesn’t say specifically in the books) but in the films I think some students can be seen with crows/ravens in cages and also ferrets/weasels and other rodents. I guess these are all within reason so it makes sense for students to have them. Others that may be allowed are:
Remember that in the 7th Harry Potter Book (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, portrayed in the eight movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) Voldemort killed his own horcrux which at the time was resident in Harry Potter’s body. Unless, of course, you would say the Elder wand which he used at the time did not belong to him, but then, he ...
No “they” didn’t think it through actually. Harry never knew the spell because when he finds it in the potions book, he doesn’t know what it does. He tests it o Ron and is surprised. He can’t have taught it if he didn’t know what it meant.
There may be a very practical explanation for the schedule variances. The school can't send out the book lists until they know what books are assigned. They don't know what books are assigned until the teachers assign them. The teachers don't assign them until they are appointed teachers. Defense Against the Dark Arts always needs a new teacher, so the lists ...
The answer is simple and direct and with evidence.... As it is stated a wand has a bond with its owner and grows with him... A normal wand pased down would have the growth of the previus owner...a new wand is newborn... An elder wand is an ancient with numerous owners all on top of the world and mastery of magic.. a reparo spell has no uper limit as a spel ...
You are overthinking this
They don't need to go through the 9&3/4 barrier if they're flying in the Ford Anglia. It's a wall that prevents Muggles from getting to 9&3/4, it's not some sort of wall that sections off "the entire magical world".
If you don't go by train, you never need to cross that barrier. You could also just walk to Hogwarts if you ...
It might be because of the Ford Anglia itself was enchanted so any enchanted thing might cross the barrier.
And about the way to Hogwarts it seems the they were surely taught about the geographical location of Hogwarts from Muggle world in the book History of Hogwarts and also they had recognized it because they belong to there.
Albus believes that his father, Harry, seems to be dismayed that he ended up in Slytherin House.
Harry says to Albus quite pointedly that he would be proud of him if that did in fact happen:
“Albus Severus,” ... “you were named for two headmasters
of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably
the bravest man I ever knew.”
“But just ...
Voldemort's nationalism does not necessitate a connection to the UK.
The term nation is often used as a shorthand for nation state. However, in itself it does not necessarily imply a shared territory, only a shared origin, bloodline, common culture, etc. In many cases it is used to describe a diaspora of people such as Native American tribes or Jews (The ...
Dumbledore and, especially Harry, being sensitive personalities could not even think of harming innocent animals for their cause and that's why they didn't even try to summon an animal to drink the potion.
But I am sure Voldemort, being a person without a "single drop of love" in him, would have definitely thought of such a flaw and would have made it such ...
It doesn't look like Voldemort ever saw Slughorn's memory as a concern.
As Bellatrix says, Voldemort could probably expect Slughorn not to tell anyone about the memory since he had sworn Voldemort to secrecy himself.
"But all the same, Tom...keep it quiet, what I’ve told - that’s to say, what we’ve discussed. People wouldn’t like to think we’ve been ...
Slughorn also wanted to keep the secret.
The Dark Lord wouldn’t have had much reason to be concerned about Slughorn telling others that Tom Riddle had asked him about Horcruxes, since Slughorn told him to keep it quiet - Slughorn didn’t want anyone finding out that they’d talked about Horcruxes any more than the Dark Lord himself did.
“Of course,’ he ...
Voldemort’s body was generated by a particular piece of Dark Magic. From his own description:
I set my sights lower . . . I would settle for my old body back again, and my old strength.
“I knew that to achieve this—it is an old piece of Dark Magic, the potion that revived me tonight—I would need three powerful ingredients. Well, one of them was ...
Harry James Potter, the title character of the Harry Potter books, was born on July 31, 1980.
The very latest canon writings set in the Harry Potter 'verse (namely Cursed Child, Part II) are set in 2017. Harry is very much alive.
Out of any 13 people, someone has to die first, yeah? Doesn’t mean it has to be soon. And let’s say the same family of 13 dined together every day, and someone different leaves the table first each time; it makes the prophecy into a kind of random draw — which is the default situation without a prophecy. So I’m thinking mostly they don’t care.
Voldemort may have been unaware of this possibility. Consider the following passage explaining why he needed Harry to retrieve the prophecy:
“Why?” Malfoy sounded incredulously delighted.
“Because the only people who are permitted to
retrieve a prophecy from the Department of Mysteries,
Potter, are those about whom it was made, as the Dark Lord ...
Dumbledore wears gold, half-moon glasses.
Something gold was glinting just above him. The Snitch! He tried to catch it, but his arms were too heavy.
He blinked. It wasn’t the Snitch at all. It was a pair of glasses. How strange.
He blinked again. The smiling face of Albus Dumbledore swam into view above him.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher'...