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I doubt there's any single reason, but if pressed for a one-sentence summary I'd say that, on the balance, Malfoy's Hogwarts experience wasn't actually very positive. At the very least, it wouldn't have felt that way to him. His last two years were quite difficult His sixth year was an intensely stressful experience, which at one point led him to break ...


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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 ...


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It would appear that JKR co-authored the play's story (which presumably includes character creation) but Jack Thorne wrote the actual play. Consultation was held at each stage of the play's development, with Jack Thorne was responsible for the actual dialogue with John Tiffany responsible for the staging. JKR would provide extensive notes but doesn't seem to ...


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I don't think we're ever given a reason for why Bellatrix is chosen in the play, but... Think about it logically. We know that Voldemort wouldn't have had the child out of love or passion - this is Voldemort we're talking about, a man who only cares about achieving immortality. From that perspective, the only reason he could want to have a child is to help ...


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Note that many of these can be answered up, one way or another. Platforms 9 and 10 are separated by a metal barrier, not a brick wall He wheeled his trolley forward cautiously until it was right against the barrier and pushed with all his might. The metal remained solid. (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 5) GINNY: All you have to ...


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The text (both Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone and Cursed Child) suggests that Albus, like his father, was influenced by the new friend he made on the Hogwarts Express. To see how, look at the similarities between Albus and Harry. Each was out of place and adrift when he boarded the Hogwarts Express. Harry, because he was new to the Wizarding world, and ...


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This is explained by Draco in the text of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The short answer is that Lucius Malfoy liked to collect objects of dark magic far more than he actually liked to be involved in doing dark magic. Like other fictional collectors, the thrill was in the owning of something that was absolutely forbidden, not its use. There is also a ...


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It has no special meaning In this case, "valor" simply has its common meaning of "bravery." I would guess that "valor" was chosen since it starts with the same letter as "Voldemort," making for a nice alliterative motto. One might note some similarities with a certain alliterative greeting used by real-life supremacist groups. It also recalls the slogan "...


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Based off of my answer here. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Voldemort says: "The Lestranges should be here," said Voldemort quietly. "But they are entombed in Azkaban. They were faithful. They went to Azkaban rather than renounce me... When Azkaban is broken open, the Lestranges will be honored beyond their dreams. (etc) -Harry Potter and ...


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Based on what Rowling has said in interviews, it would seem that the original idea was created by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, Sonia Friedman, and Colin Callender before Rowling was even involved. Like by most of the other licensed works Rowling was on the creative team and had veto power, but her main contribution seems to be sharing her pre-existing notes on ...


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Trolls aren't brainless. The tie-in book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" makes it abundantly clear that some trolls are smarter than others and some are even capable of carrying on a decent conversation. As long as you can find an interlocutor who doesn't mind the possibility of being clubbed to death, they might prove a useful source of ...


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This probably refers to the fifty people who died fighting Voldemort in the Battle of Hogwarts. They moved Voldemort’s body and laid it in a chamber off the Hall, away from the bodies of Fred, Tonks, Lupin, Colin Creevey, and fifty others who had died fighting him. —Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Interestingly, the previous ...


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Yes According to the Pottermore article on "Ministers for Magic", there has been at least one other: Nobby Leach 1962-1968 First Muggle-born Minister for Magic, his appointment caused consternation among the old (pure-blood) guard, many of whom resigned government posts in protest. However, we don't know if there were any more; the blood ...


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Time travel SCORPIUS: The rumor is that my parents couldn’t have children. That my father and my grandfather were so desperate for a powerful heir, to prevent the end of the Malfoy line, that they . . . that they used a Time-Turner to send my mother back . . . ALBUS: To send her back where? ROSE: The rumor is that he’s Voldemort’s son, ...


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We don't know whether her name showed up in the books as Obviously when the name appeared, Voldemort's placeman was in control of the school so he may simply have removed her name (e.g. her true name) from the rolls. Even if her name did show up in the Book of Admittance, her adopted mother could have gotten out of sending her by simply telling the ...


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The wings and nest are those of the Augurey, a creature with which one of the main characters (Delphini Diggory) feels a great affinity, even to the point of using the name as her alter ego and having a tattoo of its wings on the back of her neck. ALBUS: Thank you. Oh, nice mark. DELPHI: What? [DELPHI’s cloak has loosened. An Augurey tattoo is ...


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De The first is the fourth [letter of the alphabet], a disappointing mark [D for Dreadful] You'll find it in parked but not in park = [Self-explanatory. The letters D and E are not found in the word park] Men The second is the less fair of those that walk on two legs = Women are known as the fair sex. Men are, by intimation the less fair. Grubby, hairy, a ...


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Theorizing here, from Hagrid's wager that Harry would be a "Thumpin' good" wizard based on his parentage, we can surmise that magical ability is at least somewhat genetic. Narcissa never displayed in the books any raw magical talent, in fact based on her station (wife of an obscenely rich person), and her behavior (lack of interest in husbands affairs, only ...


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Likely sometime between September 1st, 2017 and the end of June, 2018. Harry was born in 1980. He would have turned 11 in 1991, when he started Hogwarts, and his first year would have ended in June 1992. The events of Chamber of Secrets took place during '92/93, Prisoner of Azkaban was '93/94, Goblet of Fire was '94/95, Order of the Phoenix was '95/96, Half-...


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There could be more than one JKR has at least confirmed that Tom Riddle is not the cursed child: That said, the phrase "cursed child" is a bit playful. It could apply to numerous characters, probably intentionally so. Harry Potter He was imbued with a portion of Voldemort's soul as a baby, so that definitely fits. There are some scenes in the play when ...


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I saw it very recently. The Sorting Hat is stylised as a man holding a hat - I say stylised because the hat isn't designed like the film or even book one - it's like a bowler hat. He holds it over people's heads and speaks as the hat. He also has moments where he acts like a narrator. The 'time turning' effects are very clever. There are clocks around the ...


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I think the feeling was seeded first from his family, especially, his father Lucius Malfoy himself,even before Draco started at Hogwarts. Harry Potter and Goblet of fire : Harry and Ron listened, and heard a familiar drawling voice drifting in through the open door. “. . . Father actually considered sending me to Durmstrang rather than Hogwarts, you ...


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It has been announced that copies of the play script(s) will be released, the first one being the day after the play's premiere. See ibid's answer for the full information. As far as I'm aware, there has been no mention of official plans to release the material in any form other than a play. The best I could find is that there will be a summary made ...


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Yes. From here: The play's producer Sonia Friedman told The Daily Mail that J.K. Rowling and playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany Callender collaborated on casting. "We were all involved with all the key casting decisions," Friedman said.


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Augureys appear in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; their entry reads: Augurey (also known as Irish Phoenix) [Ministry of Magic] Classification: [Harmless, may be domesticated] The Augurey is a native of Britain and Irleand, though sometimes found elsewhere in Northern Europe. A thin and mournful-looking bird, somewhat like a small and ...


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In the Cursed Child, we see an alternate reality in which Albus successfully entered Griffindor in order to spite his friend. Harry: "Panju bet you couldn't get into Griffindor." Albus feels sad and misplaced there; not only because he is the Albus we know who belongs in an alternate dimension, but also because, in a school lesson, his peers accuse him ...


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The script will be published in Book form The rehearsal edition of the script was released as a book on July 31st, 2016. Print and digital editions will publish simultaneously after the play’s world premiere this summer, and will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances. ... Special Rehearsal Edition ...


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According to her twitter page, she was involved in the casting of the play, but the Director had final refusal. John Green: speaking of which, great job on the casting of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! JKR: Thanks! John (director) cast my three first choices so I'm very happy! His decision, though, because Writers. Don't. Do. Casting. ...


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The heart of this contradiction is Harry's assertion that the charm must have been broken because of his parent's death. ‘Look … look at it, Hermione …’ ‘I don’t … oh!’ He could see it; the Fidelius Charm must have died with James and Lily. The hedge had grown wild in the sixteen years since Hagrid had taken Harry from the rubble that lay scattered ...


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