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I've become so used to the movies that I can't remember (nor find) if there is a passage in the books that explicitly states if the Hogwarts uniforms (that are not as depicted in the movies, I know) ...

During the first five Harry Potter books the Dementors were (notionally, at least) loyal to the Ministry of Magic. There's the odd occasion when they indulge their carnal desire to suck out the souls ...

We know that Voldemort had the exact same wand in book 4 that he had from his beginning into Hogwarts. Problem is, it seems like his wand is unaccounted for after the Potter's death until the end of ...

At the end of the Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Dumbledore tells the school that it was Voldemort who killed Cedric Diggory. However, it was actually Wormtail (Pettigrew) who killed Diggory. So ...

Though I can't find any proof of this, I would assume that they are too proud to be carnivorous. However, I also can't find anything about them eating any herbs or fruit from the Forbidden Forest. ...

As the answer to this question ponders, Dumbledore seems to have left a lot of information out when giving Harry, Ron and Hermione their Horcrux assignment. Let's consider the following points. ...

There have been claims made that Grindelwald is almost unfathomably much more evil than Voldemort, comparing the former to Hitler (though there is more to that comparison than just "evil", it also ...

In Order of the Phoenix chapter 4, we meet the portrait of Sirius's mother in Sirius's house. The portrait is behind a curtain and starts screaming. In chapter 6, Sirius tells a few more words about ...

Fred and George gave the map to Harry because his needs were greater than theirs. When he was just closing the map (mischief managed), Newt Scamander's name was there. According to the timelines, ...

Voldemort made the Triwizard Cup a Portkey to the cemetery, so that the first person who touched it would come to him in the graveyard. But what if somebody else got the Cup? What if Harry had died in ...

Chamber of Secrets Chapter 9 Hermione emerged from between the bookshelves. She looked irritable and at last seemed ready to talk to them. “All the copies of Hogwarts, A History have ...

In the teaser for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we see that Newt works under/with Dumbledore. I was wondering, In the storyline of Harry Potter, is Newt ever referenced by Dumbledore ...

At one point, Tom Riddle, and perhaps even Salazar Slytherin himself, used the Basilisk to attack, even kill, Muggleborn students at Hogwarts. Tom Riddle said so himself: ‘Haven’t I already told ...

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Mrs. Figg implies Dumbledore opposed the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery act. "Talk about the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery... ...

I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course - but what a waste of time, and frankly, I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing. ...

We know that Voldemort does not love. He does not understand it, nor (generally) the magic that it possesses. He knows nothing of the sort. [...] "you possess in such quantities and which ...

In PS (16) the Trio, headed to the Forbidden Corridor under the invisibility cloak, encounters Peeves, who hears them and says Know you're there, even if I can't see you. Are you ghoulie or ...

Could Hermione really free the Hogwarts house-elves with the little knitted hats she hides around Gryffindor Tower? ‘Why d’you wear that thing, Dobby?’ [Harry] asked curiously. ‘This, sir?’ said ...

Do Muggle-borns in the Harry Potter universe produce magical children? Specifically just to enumerate the situations: If they marry a Pure-blood If they marry another Muggle-born If they marry a ...

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, why is Dobby helping Harry Potter? What are his motives?

My thesis is that Peter Pettigrew chose the Death Eaters since it was safer - specifically, you had a lot more chances of not getting killed compared to staying on James Potter's side. Based on canon,...

Goblet of Fire Chapter 26 “There’s a way of doing it!” Hermione said crossly. “There just has to be!” She seemed to be taking the library’s lack of useful information on the subject as ...

I'm wondering if in Harry Potter the Yule Ball occurs every year, or if there was only one because of the Triwizard tournament?

I was petting my cat when I started musing, how does Mrs. Norris communicate/talk with Mr. Filch, the Caretaker at Hogwarts? Throughout the books it is mentioned that Mrs. Norris helps Filch to patrol ...

We know that wizards in Harry Potter universe are subject to regular physical harm (e.g. witness injuries from being hit by Bludgers or just colliding with things when playing Quidditch). Therefore, ...

So yes, it creates a bubble of atmosphere around a person's head which also renders them impervious to the material all around them (eq: water). Yes, that's great, but there's so much we don't know ...

This is the third of a three-part question on the basilisk plot in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets that I'm looking for CANON COMPLIANT explanations for. By "canon compliant", I mean within ...

I read it years ago and try as I might I can't find it. It's based directly after the war. Harry blames himself for everyone's deaths and when he finally finds Ginny she blames him for Fred's death. ...

This question had me thinking how different really is Ginny from Romilda Vane regarding her feelings for Harry. When Ginny is introduced in the second book it is evident that for her Harry is a hero, ...

The full prophecy by Trelawney, the part my question is about in bold: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the ...

With all the values of items that are bought and sold in Harry Potter, is it possible to approximate a high/average/low weekly take home pay for a wizard?

Did Hermione have what we would consider Eidetic memory? I think she didn't, because I think there's somewhere in the books where she says that she forgot something.

Albus Dumbledore famously decided to leave Harry with his Muggle relatives. He left Harry on the doorstep of 4 Privet Drive with a letter rather than giving him to the Dursleys in person, probably to ...

In the books Harry is actually shown to be a bit of an underachiever in school. He barely makes the grades he needs to become an Auror (I forget if he actually does make the grades he needs or not). ...

I was just curious to know if their souls combined into one bigger soul or they exist as separate entities that can interact at will, or another possibility I haven't thought of.

I am looking for a crossover fan fiction (may be a series of one shots) where Shamal infiltrates some Famiglia's compound and finds Harry almost dead. He takes Harry out of there and then they are ...

J K Rowling wrote that Draco Malfoy managed to keep his plans secret from very skilled Legilimens like Snape and Dumbledore. He was able to work on the Vanishing Cabinet for an entire school year ...

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows we discover that the true locket Horcrux is in the possession of Dolores Umbridge. Apparently she confiscated it from Mundungus Fletcher's backalley fence, in ...

As can be seen by some of the Death Eaters' wands, many have shapes and objects carved into them to indicate an affiliation or as decoration: Alecto Carrow's Wand: Amycus Carrow's Wand: Various ...

Grimmauld Place's location was revealed to Yaxley when he held onto Hermione, while she was apparating there. This indicates that the Secret is vulnerable for the length of time it is being accessed ...

One of the sellers of magic wands, Ollivander, sells wands with Dragon heartstring, Phoenix feather, or Unicorn hair cores in them. What does JKR say about how the wandmakers get the core materials ...

Can Ghosts Use Magic?

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In the magical world (in Harry Potter) can ghosts use magic? Can magic be used on ghosts? Or, once they become ghosts, can they interact with magic at all?

Who won the Quidditch Cup in Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts? We know that Gryffindor didn't win it, as Oliver Wood says in Harry's third year: “This is our last chance — my last chance — ...

In the movie Harry Potter and the Prisonzer of Azkaban (#3), there's a scene where Sirius is lying on the shore of a lake or pond and Harry is sitting next to him. In this scene, Dementors arrive and,...

In the Harry Potter universe, can magic be used to modify computer data? I understand that electronics go haywire in an environment like Hogwarts where there's a lot of magic around, but in a non-...

In Sorcerer's Stone Chapter 5, Hagrid tells Harry: There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad that wasn't in Slytherin. In Chamber of Secrets Chapter 5, however, this seems to be ...

Why does the coat of arms of Gryffindor have a lion instead of a griffin? How could anyone resist the urge to give a person or organization that has a heraldic description in their name a coat of ...

This question deals with how Hermione had to alter her parents' passports in order to give them new identities. But what about records of them kept in government databases? If the physical passports ...

In the HP universe, Gryffindor house is somewhat a metaphor of righteousness and morality. On the other hand, Slytherin house represents the dark side. However, there are a few exceptions on the ...

Argus Filch seems to be singularly unsuited as Hogwarts caretaker. He's not good at either his real job (cleaning up), being a Squib and thus unable to deal with any and all magical messes - never ...

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