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The Sorting Hat actually spent a long time deliberating over Hermione. She mentions it when somebody asks her about a particularly complicated piece of magic in Order of the Phoenix: “How come you’re not in Ravenclaw?” he [Terry Boot] demanded, staring at Hermione with something close to wonder. “With brains like yours?” “Well, the Sorting Hat did seriously ...


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Stuff and nonsense. Why would you need to remark on Hermione's "very brown" skin if that was its normal shade? This is very clearly saying that both Ron and Hermione have been spending more time in the sun than they usually do; in Ron, it comes out as freckles, and in Hermione, it manifests as a tan. Add in the book covers (by the time the later books, and ...


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Although not exactly evidence, Rowling has done occasional sketches of her characters, all of which portray Hermione as having light skin: In 1999, she did a sketch of her main characters, but I don't know the story behind it: She released a sketch of a scene from Philosopher's Stone on her website in 2004 (archived by the HP Lexicon): The fifth character,...


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The Time-Turner only allows you to travel back by multiples of 60 minutes. The smallest unit of time that you can go back by using the Time-Turner is one hour. The next option after that is two hours. The Time-Turners have no capability to travel by units of time which are smaller than one hour. Time travel is done in multiples of one whole hour. That's ...


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The answer is most likely the reason that Dumbledore's Army was created. ‘Parvati Patil, and isn’t there a practical bit in our Defense Against the Dark Arts OWL? Aren’t we supposed to show that we can actually do the counter-curses and things?’ ‘As long as you have studied the theory hard enough, there is no reason why you should not be able ...


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There are a few clues to Hermione's racial background; Hermione is described (in Prison of Azkaban) as having a 'white face' ‘One moment, please, Macnair,’ came Dumbledore’s voice. ‘You need to sign, too.’ The footsteps stopped. Harry heaved on the rope. Buckbeak snapped his beak and walked a little faster. Hermione’s white face was sticking out from behind ...


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Well, partly, because as bleh says in their answer, Hermione and Professor Trelawney got off on the wrong foot rather. Right at the very start of the lesson, before the incident in the question, Hermione was affronted when Professor Trelawney pronounced that 'Books can take you only so far in this field.' This very much goes against Hermione's methods and ...


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Well, for one, it did not seem that Nearly Headless Nick was surprised that Hermione did not know about the house-elves. Nearly Headless Nick looked surprised at her reaction, which was 'horror-struck'. So, you see, Nick did not expect them to know that Hogwarts was maintained by house-elves. Afterall, as you said, it is really difficult to catch one at ...


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'You're kidding,' said Ron. 'You haven't – she's not–' 'Oh, yes she is,' said Hermione happily, brandishing the jar at them. Inside were a few twigs and leaves, and one large, fat beetle. 'That's never – you're kidding –' Ron whispered, lifting the jar to his eyes. 'No, I'm not,' said Hermione, beaming. 'I caught her on the ...


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Hermione is repeatedly described in the books as having bushy brown hair. Naturally dark skin typically goes with dark or downright black hair. Now while brown, of course, can range through a variety of shades, some of them quite dark, I think we can rely on Rowling's eloquence (so manifest on other occasions) to believe that, had she meant dark (or black) ...


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Hermione is a woman who, for the most part, does things deliberately, having thought out what, why and how. That is not to say that she doesn't have emotions, only that she doesn't allow them to drive what she does. For example, before leaving with Harry and Ron at the beginning of The Deathly Hallows, she goes to rather extreme lengths to prepare in every ...


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There's a few things going on here Hermione wanted to protect her saviours Recognising that the boys are about to get punished for their actions (disobeying a teacher) while she's going to get away scot free, Hermione's lie gets her into trouble but largely gets them both out. ‘If they hadn’t found me, I’d be dead now. Harry stuck his wand up its nose ...


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Arithmancy was a very different subject from Divination You're right to say that Hermione saw Arithmancy as her favourite subject. She continued studying it right up to her sixth year. However, her explanation of why she loved it so much was - tantalisingly - interrupted by Ron's discovery of Scabbers's faked death. “Why don’t you just drop a couple of ...


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Yes, it is possible Hermione forgot part of what she read in it. Hermione remembers a lot of the things she reads, but she doesn’t necessarily, or even likely, remember everything she reads. She didn’t immediately recognize Nicolas Flamel’s name, and helped Harry and Ron unsuccessfully search for him since before Christmas vacation and only figured it out ...


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I'm not sure why you think Hermione "never let slip" that she was Muggle-born. She talks about it freely the very first time we meet her: "Are you sure that's a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it's not very good, is it? I've tried a few simple spells just for practice and it's all worked for me. Nobody in my family's magic at all, it was ever such a ...


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Hermione did break lots of school rules and also assisted people in breaking school rules. She Lied “Er — Professor Lockhart?” Hermione stammered. “I wanted to — to get this book out of the library. Just for background reading.” She held out the piece of paper, her hand shaking slightly. “But the thing is, it’s in the Restricted Section of the library, so I ...


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Hermione was simply infatuated with Gilderoy Lockhart In Hermione's (and most Witches') eyes: Not only is he handsome and talented, he's an avid writer and had performed many brave acts such as Wrestling with Werewolves and spending a Year with the Yeti! Which school-girl wouldn't fancy a charming and brave man? An infatuation if I've ever seen one. “We ...


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Hermione's post-Hogwarts career is detailed in an interview with JKR. In short, she decided to work at the Ministry in order to further her SPEW campaign. Over time she became known as a powerful and progressive voice for liberal modern wizarding JKR: Harry and Ron utterly revolutionized the Auror Department at the Ministry of Magic... Hermione began her ...


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This is a panda: This is a panda's description The giant panda has a body shape typical of bears. It has black fur on its ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, arms and shoulders. The rest of the animal's coat is white. What did we learn? Pandas have white fur on their faces, and black fur around their eyes. Here is a quote about Hermione from Half-Blood ...


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First of all, it's heavily implied that a dormitory is occupied only by the boys or girls of a single year, and that all boys or girls of a single year share the same dormitory: Percy directed the girls through one door to their dormitory and the boys through another. - Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, Chapter 7: The Sorting Hat Based on the Harry ...


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JKR pronounces it exactly as it's pronounced in the films and from the FAQ on JKR's old website (along with a handy guide for how to remember it) Q. How do you pronounce 'Hermione?' A. Her (as in 'her brain is bigger than everyone else's') + my (as in 'my brain isn't as big as that') + oh (as in 'oh, for a brain ...


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Hermione found out that she was a witch when she received a Hogwarts letter, describing it as a surprise: “Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard – I’ve learnt all our set books off by heart, of course, I ...


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Found in 5 times Hermione didn’t quite get it right When she had a schoolgirl crush on Gilderoy Lockhart It’s an understatement to say that Hermione is clever. She’s bright, perceptive and usually a pretty good judge of character. Unless that character is Gilderoy Lockhart. Maybe it was those blinding pearly whites or his gleaming blonde ...


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Ron's healing even with the dittany was slow. It also does not seem to help with blood loss, as per the comment about Ron's pallor. From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: "Harry and Hermione half carried, half dragged Ron through the entrance of the tent... Even this short journey had turned Ron whiter still, and once they had settled him on the ...


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Very brown is a British term for looking tanned after outdoor sports or a holiday. Ron looking "incredibly freckly" would mean as a redhead, he's very pale and doesn't tan at all. Examples would be in real life, and I recall Enid Blyton's boarding school books referring to a sporty character looking brown after the summer hols. 'Hallo, Sally! How ...


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Because Divination was an elective... At the end of their second year at Hogwarts, students are required to choose a minimum of two more subjects from the following list: Arithmancy, Muggle Studies, Divination, Study of Ancient Runes and Care of Magical Creatures. Hermione was not required to take Divination in the first place! This is because she was ...


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Without much warning, she's asked for a name and gives one which is real, but not strongly linked to Harry. There's a chance of getting away with it, if the Snatchers don't check too carefully. She has four options: Claim to be pure blood - but this is a relatively small group, they know each other, and high risk of being caught out rapidly, if not ...


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Hermione is smart, intelligent, but also, she is the "take matters into your hands" type person, which is not a very Ravenclaw-y trait. She wasn't very hesitant to create polyjuice potions despite knowing that they are highly illegal. She also went ahead and trapped Rita Skeeter in a bottle! She just goes for the right thing if it fits her conviction. If you ...


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The main issue there was that Trelawney was in fact a fraud who was bluffing her way through everything in class. Dumbledore admitted as much in a private conversation with Harry, telling him that he was keeping her on only because she once, many years ago, actually produced a real prophecy. I did [hear the prophecy]," said Dumbledore. "On a cold, wet ...


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I'll go ahead and explain my reasoning behind each answer individually to the points you provided. In Philosopher's Stone I would say this is a definite no. We see her trying to disrupt what she believes to be a curse, this curse would not only maim or seriously injure Harry it would in fact alter the outcome of the match unfairly. By disrupting the curse ...


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