Weckar E.
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Why isn't Sectumsempra an Unforgivable Curse?
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What is an unforgivable curse? From what we know of them, the unforgivable curses all need to meet all the following conditions: They require full intent They are meant solely to cause harm There is ...

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If being "unseated" by a bludger is a common occurrence, why did everyone freak out about Harry falling off of his broom?
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It is very likely that the school bludgers have been tamed a bit. If we compare their behavior over the series to the only canonical game seen outside the school (the world cup finale), they appear ...

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Why would Dumbledore and McGonagall carry Colin Creevey with their arms?
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In addition to the available excellent answers, there are two more points I would like raised: First, it's a matter of respect for someone affected by an unknown (at the time) effect who may not come ...

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Why didn't Umbridge use legilimency against Harry?
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As you describe, occlumency is not normally taught at Hogwarts. At the same time, though: Neither is legilimency. Considering there is no such thing as magical university, this is a type of magic ...

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Why did Whispers try to lobotomize Nomi instead of meeting her?
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The fact that Nomi was already in the hospital for her accident was likely too convenient to pass up. In the end, the mission of BPO is to destroy sensates. Depriving them of their shared abilities (...

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Are all the teachers at Hogwarts professors and if so, why?
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They are professors in the old, pre-academic sense of the word. Quite literally, their job is to profess. Considering many concepts in the wizarding world are rather dated and progress moves slowly - ...

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Students expelled from Hogwarts, breaking of wands, and complete education
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I think the most significant exception to the rule that we have data on is Fred & George. After passing OWLs, it is well possible to not qualify for any NEWT-level classes. Therefore, those are ...

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Why did Lavender Brown giggle at the Yule Ball restrictions?
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Considering the very convenient line of 4th years and above, it is likely the ball would only have been open to the years that could participate in the tournament. Due to Harry, that boundary has ...

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How does Draco Malfoy know Hermione is Muggle-born?
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Quite simply, she doesn't have a last name associated with any (living) wizarding lineages. There are a few known Granger wizards, but not for at least a couple of centuries. Potter and Weasley were, ...

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