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It's been a while since I read the books, but I thought the Death Eaters were all pure-bloods and only associated with other pure-bloods. How was a half-blood allowed to be almost royalty in Voldemort'...

Harry sped on, staring around, and soon the dwellings became more numerous; there were gardens of weed around some of them, and he even saw a pet grindylow tied to a stake outside one door. I was ...

Is Slytherin Evil?

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Maybe I'm just hearing the wrong comments, but it seems that Slytherin is considered a dark house by almost everyone. I know when both reading the books and watching the movies, I always had a ...

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, it was mentioned that the Ministry for Magic offered protection to Hogwarts by placing more counter-curses, anti-intruder jinxes and a small task force on ...

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, did Dumbledore know that Draco Malfoy was assigned by Voldemort to kill Albus Dumbledore? Did Dumbledore know that Draco Malfoy placed the poisoned mead in ...

Are there either examples, or a mention of this having happened, of students permanently transferring from one magical school to another in Potterverse? Canon only please (books/JKR/Pottermore). ...

In every book, there is a new password to the Tower, with it usually being changed at least once over the course of the book. What are all of the known passwords to Gryffindor Tower?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows our dear friend Voldy sets fire to the Sorting Hat while it is on Neville's head, yet Neville manages to escape and pull Gryffindor's sword out of the burning ...

I didn’t read the books so my image comes from the movies. We see that sucking out the souls take some time, so if Dementors can’t do it completely, it’s like nothing happened? No permanent effect? (...

In the 6th book/movie, Dumbledore went on great lengths to retrieve correct memories of Slughorn. Instead of recruiting him and using Harry Potter to persuade him, why didn't he simply use the ...

During the confrontation between Malfoy and Dumbledore right before the latter's death at the end of Half-Blood Prince, they discussed how Malfoy had been communicating with Madam Rosmerta: Tell me,...

When I think about the whole plan Draco tried to fulfill throughout The Half-Blood Prince it seems unnecessarily complicated. He got the task to kill Dumbledore, but instead of concentrating on this ...

Inspired from How could a memory (Tom Riddle) have performed Avada Kedavra?, is Avada Kedavra the only way to kill a wizard in a one-on-one duel?

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Voldemort is trying to return using the Sorcerer’s Stone. In The Chamber of Secrets, he does use a Horcrux, but the idea seems more about eliminating mud ...

I read that fan fiction a year ago on Fanficion.net and I cannot find it again. This is about Lucius and Voldemort being the mate of Harry Potter. They are demons. I remember that all of the founders ...

The question Does the exterior appearance of Hogwarts really change throughout the series? merely addresses the fact that Hogwarts does indeed change depending on what movie you're watching. I want to ...

I'm pretty sure that werewolves are magical creatures and, by extension, have magic in them. So, if a Muggle was to get bitten by a werewolf and survive to become a werewolf, would they be able to ...

If Voldemort knew Harry and Dumbledore were searching for all the Horcruxes and then destroying them, or if he knew somehow when a Horcrux got destroyed, why then didn't he just collect all of the ...

Simple question that I can't seem to find a definitive answer for online (and I can't remember from the books): At what point did Voldemort realise that Harry was hunting Horcruxes?

We know that a Horcrux is the object in which a piece of the Horcruxee's Soul is stored in. But these objects were once normal (albeit special) objects before being turned into a Horcrux, and could ...

Harry lost the connection to Voldemort when that piece of the soul was destroyed. He lost the ability to speak Parseltongue. Was Harry's connection to his wand still as strong even with the piece of ...

A recent Q&A brought up a particular quote that made me wonder about Professor Quirrell's character. The quote is from Dumbledore: Quirrell, full of hatred, greed and ambition, sharing his soul ...

Obviously, women can become Death Eaters. Bellatrix was the Dark Lord's most loyal Death Eater, and she was a woman. Although she had a much lesser role and importance, Alecto Carrow was another ...

While re-listening to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (audiobook), I noticed that after Sirius tried to get into the Gryffindor common room, and everyone goes to the Great Hall, Dumbledore ...

At the start of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorceror's Stone Voldemort's Killing Curse backfires leaving Harry with his scar and Voldemort as a loose soul, self-described as "Less than a ...

In The Goblet of Fire, Cedric Is killed by Wormtail who was ordered to kill the spare. However, when Voldemort gets a new body, and the Priori Incantetum takes place during the duel, Cedric comes out ...

If Quirrell got burnt when he wanted to hurt Harry, why didn’t others? I mean, was this power Harry had from his mother mentioned in any other situation? Or did Lily's sacrifice just work for ...

I am trying to explain to myself why Peter was not caught in the same bed as Ron, and I now wonder whether there is anyway to trick the map. Is it possible to hide from the Marauders Map?

Clearly Bellatrix liked torturing, but given her awareness of the importance of finding where Hermione got the sword in Deathly Hallows, and that they were "close to death" if her vault had been ...

So I was reading through this list: http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/can-you-get-through-these-harry-potter-facts-without-tearing And it happens to state: Voldemort cannot love due to being ...

Most likely read on FF.net. I can't remember if it was a de-ageing accident or if it was a "Snape rescues/adopts Harry as a baby". The most prominent portion of the story that I can only remember ...

In the Deathly Hallows, after the Battle of the Seven Potters Harry said: "No," said Harry. "The bike was falling, I couldn't have told you where Voldemort was, but my wand spun in my hand and ...

Most likely read on FanFiction.net, Draco and Harry are both de-aged into babies and Professor Snape becomes the unwilling guardian of them where hilarity ensues; the storytelling of this fic wasn't ...

In the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Official Comic-Con Trailer we see these creatures: Does anyone know what these are?

Did Dolores Umbridge participate in the Battle of Hogwarts? She did make an appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when Harry Potter infiltrated the Ministry of Magic. However, after the ...

While reading this answer to a related question, I came across this excerpt from Pottermore. The new Minister, Rufus Scrimgeour, had more immediate problems pressing in on him than Dolores ...

Why was the scar that Harry received from the Avada Kedavra spell lightning shaped? Is there any reason why a death spell that was blocked by Would leave a scar specifically in the shape of a ...

This question got me thinking Did any Muggle (full blown "pure blood" Muggle with no magic; not Squib nor any wizard with majority Muggle relatives) actively fight against Voldemort? Many of the ...

I think it wouldn't be edible because it is still a Boggart, but I have no idea

In the end of Half-Blood Prince Harry explains to Ginny why they can't be together anymore: "Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to. He's already used you as bait once, and that was just ...

Do we know if Horcruxes will make an appearance in Fantastic Beasts? Did JK Rowling ever mention anything about Grindelwald and Horcruxes?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix there is the mass breakout from Azkaban, Rodolphus and Bellatrix being two of the escapers. Rodolphus is very briefly mentioned (once) in the Battle of the ...

I just finished The Goblet of Fire for the fourth time, but this time I read it while watching out for "Professor Moody"s behavior during school. One piece that stands out is the Defense Against the ...

There were no mirrors inside the Chamber Of Secrets. If there was one, would the Basilisk get petrified if it saw itself in the mirror? On a more complex point, what would happen if two Basilisks ...

The Harry Potter series takes place in our universe, the real London and Scotland and so on. It is clear that, for the most part, muggles are supposed to be unaware of the existence of the wizarding ...

First of all I only mean books, not the movies please. To begin with, here is related question - it doesn't reflect Draco's case though. I do not ask what he wears under his robes, I ask if he can be ...

There was a scene, when the Obscurial destroyed one of the buildings, this one where the Niffler (which stole all the gold from the movie) was hiding behind paiting/picture on the wall and they all ...

In the film, Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them, Credence, the Obscurial, appears in the first shot as an invisible force causing destruction throughout the city. Then, later in the film, we see ...

We have established that, in all likelyhood, in HP universe, Lycanthropy is a contagion that has magical properties, and is not merely a virus (despite being a metaphor for one as intended by JKR). ...

In book 6, why did Scrimgeour station Aurors at Hogwarts Castle to protect the students? Did he not know that Aurors are not powerful enough to stop Lord Voldemort himself?

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