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After all, Alastor Moody was locked into a trunk for the whole year in Book 4 (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Seeing this, Dumbledore should realize that Alastor Moody's duelling skills have ...

To me it seems like he would either live in the castle or somewhere near. I can't find any proof of either of those so any help would be appreciated.

This question got me thinking Did any Muggle (full blown "pure blood" Muggle with no magic; not Squib or any wizard with majority Muggle relatives) actively fight against Voldemort? Many of the ...

Harry discovers he has magic at a young age. He snaps and kills the Dursleys due to his ill-treatment. He is then sent to a correctional facility, where Dumbledore finds him and enrolls him into ...

As I know, the Aurors are trained to fight and capture Dark wizards... If they guard Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, how come the Auror Office was compromised over the summer ...

After the end of the second wizarding war (ultimate defeat of Lord Voldemort), why was Kingsley named the new Minister for Magic? I recall that Pius Thicknesse was the Minister for Magic in book 7? ...

Gilderoy Lockhart confessed the reality only in front of Harry and Co. Did the media ever learn the truth? The trio couldn't be credible sources to media, but they could at least tell the truth to ...

There are lots of Muggle technologies in existence which can find and map hidden structures precisely. e.g. ERT (Electrical Resistivity Tomography), BOTDR (Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry),...

We know that Harry didn't have to destroy the Horcruxes himself: "Ron - ?" The sword flashed, plunged: Harry threw himself out of the way, there was a clang of metal and a long, drawn-out scream. ...

In Harry Potter, was there a spell or magical tool to detect that a wizard was pure-blood, half-blood or muggle-blood? Or, did they simply use family information of a wizard? Was it possible for a ...

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. ...

Dumbledore, presumably knowing that house elves have powers that wizards do not, (such as being able to apparate within Hogwarts), could have asked them to help search for the chamber of secrets, ...

I'm curious to know if anyone has found out how many times people actually say Harry's name in all 8 movies. I'll accept either "Harry" or "Harry Potter" since just "Potter" could count for ...

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 ...

In the comments to this question, there is a discussion whether Gilderoy Lockhart's "Magical Me" is a distinct work or merely the title of the seven book collection. Which is correct?

In the Harry Potter movies, Voldemort made the Horcruxes and hid them in different locations, but he hid two of them in the same place: Hogwarts. Tom Riddle's diary in the Chamber of Secrets; ...

Do vampires exist in the Harry Potter universe? Characters mention them at a few places, but we never meet an actual vampire, and I'm starting to think they are only a legend even in that universe. ...

Inspired by a random YouTube user commenting on this Deathly Hallows clip: Does anyone know what memory Alberforth thought of in order to create that huge patronus? AeroRomero We know that ...

We know Gilderoy Lockhart wrote the multi-volume "Magical Me." But there are other books as well that he wrote, including one about pests. What is the total number of books that Gilderoy Lockhart ...

In the Harry Potter universe, the Deathly Hallows were something coveted by Gellert Grindewald, who also had a strong "rule Muggles for their own good" ideology. Grindewald took the symbol used for ...

Hagrid lived in a hut away from the rest of Hogwarts. To my best recollection, the other professors lived in Hogwarts castle proper. So why was he in a hut? Not good enough for a proper room in the ...

We know that September 1st is the day students board the Hogwarts Express for school. Is there a specific date that the students leave for the summer holidays?

Before acquiring the Elder Wand, what kind of wand did Dumbledore have, and what kind of wood and core components went into it? We know that he was buried with the Elder Wand. Are there any ...

Hermione Granger was one of the brightest Hogwarts students of all time. She alone recognized Prof Lupin as a werewolf when Snape gave them an essay on werewolves. She knew that ministry was ...

When Newt and Tina enter MACUSA, we see a scene of a house-elf being handled over a wand to polish it. Even if it is a "servant" job, a house-elf holding a wizard's wand is seen as outrageous in the ...

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 ...

Yes, I know that full goblins work at Gringotts, but if, say, Professor Flitwick, who is part-goblin, hypothetically quit his job at Hogwarts and wanted to work at Gringotts, COULD he?

Following is an excerpt from Goblet of Fire : ‘Oh yes,’ said Mr Weasley, tucking the tickets safely into the back pocket of his jeans. ‘The Department of Magical Transportation had to fine a couple ...

I was just looking at this Dust Cover of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Illustrated Edition) and noticed this creature. My first guess as to what it was was a bowtruckle. But Bowtruckles ...

In the beginning of the series, it's mentioned that Muggle-born wizards/witches are identified due to inadvertent spell-casting. However, it seems like later in the book, disarmed wizards/witches are ...

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 37, the following conversation takes place: “He chose the boy he thought most likely to be a danger to him,” said Dumbledore. “And notice this, ...

Here is a passage from the Goblet of Fire: The only person apart from Ron and Hermione that Harry felt able to talk to was Hagrid. As there was no longer a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, ...

This question, Are boggarts able to take the form of abstract fears? mentions that Boggarts are stated to be able to "take the shape of whatever it thinks will frighten us most." We know that a ...

I came across Why did Hagrid live in a hut?, and now I am wondering whether the hut was built specifically for Hagrid, like how the Whomping Willow was specifically planted due to Lupin attending ...

At the end of the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, after Hagrid returns from Azkaban and Harry gives him a hug, Dumbledore gives him a standing ovation, and soon enough most of the entire ...

Between these 2 wizards, who is more powerful in duelling? I am asking this because I do not know... after all, both of them were once appointed to be the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at ...

‘Nice loud howl, Harry – exactly – and then, if you’ll believe it, I pounced – like this – slammed [the werewolf] to the floor – thus – with one hand, I managed to hold him down – with my other, I put ...

Dementors are the guards of Azkaban prison for the wizarding world. What are exactly the Dementors? Are they like Inferi, dead bodies reanimated?

On J.K. Rowling's old website there is an FAQ question that reads as follows Why did Colin Creevey's camera work etc? As a vast number of people have pointed out to me in the last twenty ...

In Harry Potter we know of at least one form of divination which is real and can make true predictions about the future, namely special prophecies made by true Seers. However, other forms of ...

For each of the four champions, the merpeople had "taken what you'll sorely miss". So they took Ron, Harry's best mate; Hermione, Krum's crush; Cho, Cedric's girlfriend; and Gabrielle, Fleur's little ...

While we know Parseltongue brings all the Basilisks to the yard, Parseltongue is kind of presented in canon as this edgy, somewhat cool ability that very few wizards (who are direct descendants of ...

I'm looking for a story that I read on Fanfiction about 3 years ago and was complete with more that 10k words. It was after the Battle of Hogwarts, but I don't remember if it was tagged as such. It ...

When Ron meets Harry on the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, they have this conversation: “What House are your brothers in?” asked Harry. “Gryffindor,” said Ron. ...

I have encountered "Ginevra Weasley" a number of times in jokes and I recently saw the full name of Ginny on Wikipedia: Ginevra Molly "Ginny" Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's ...

In the books, many of Voldemort's Death Eaters, such as Lucius Malfoy, avoided imprisonment after the first Wizarding War by claiming that they were acting under the influence of the Imperius Curse. ...

I got this pic from Movies Now which says that Hermione would have different makeovers if she belonged to different houses. Is this in accordance with the canon? Does Ravenclaw not have blonde girls? ...

I'm looking for a certain Harry Potter fanfic that's been bugging me for months now. I can't remember a great deal, and what I can is so similar to so many other fanfics that Google is no help. I'll ...

From an online chat interview (found here), J.K. Rowling answers a question: Q. In the first book you said Slytherin house Quidditch captain was sixth year Marcus Flint. If there are only seven ...

Apparently, there's a snake mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that's able to do this– The snake suddenly opened its beady eyes. Slowly, very slowly, it raised its head until ...

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