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8th Aug '17 8:50:09 AM MasterFuzzy
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** And if you know [=McGonagall=], you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that come hell or high water, she is NOT going to permit it. And this is ''before'' Harry appeared; as far as she knew at that moment, if it had come to a fight, she would have stood alone. Woman is ''badass''.
** [=McGonagall=] agreeing to defend the school against Voldemort himself. "We teachers are rather good at magic, you see."

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** And if you know [=McGonagall=], you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that come hell or high water, she is NOT going to permit it. And this is ''before'' Harry appeared; as far as she knew at that moment, if it had come to a fight, she would have stood alone.alone (and probably won). Woman is ''badass''.
** [=McGonagall=] agreeing to defend the school against Voldemort himself. [[BlaseBoast "We teachers are rather good at magic, you see.""]]



** Even more awesome: He's never shown the slightest sign of dueling skills, but now he (along with McGonagall and Kingsley) actually holds his own against ''Voldemort.''



** And most of Hufflepuff House joining him. Sure, the Gryffindors would've mostly backed Harry anyway, but here's most of the House standing up for what's right. Hufflepuff haters don't know what they're talking about.



** The fact that Sybil Trelawney, who was almost a complete JokeCharacter, started dropping [[DeathFromAbove crystal balls on the Death Eaters' heads]] and the first person she took out was ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fenrir Greyback]]'', the most dangerous, powerful, and vicious werewolf alive. And note that this is the same werewolf who turned Remus Lupin into a werewolf and singlehandedly took down Bill Weasley, who was a professional cursebreaker, making him a very powerful wizard. Bill couldn't take him down with all the jinxes and hexes at his disposal, but Trelawney took him down with, of all spells, ''Wingardium Leviosa''.

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** The fact that Sybil Trelawney, who was almost a complete JokeCharacter, started dropping [[DeathFromAbove crystal balls on the Death Eaters' heads]] and the first person she took out was ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fenrir Greyback]]'', the most dangerous, powerful, and vicious werewolf alive. And note that this is the same werewolf who turned Remus Lupin into a werewolf and singlehandedly took down Bill Weasley, who was a professional cursebreaker, making him a very powerful wizard. Bill couldn't take him down with all the jinxes and hexes at his disposal, but Trelawney took him down with, of all spells, [[SimpleYetAwesome ''Wingardium Leviosa''.]]


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*** However, it is entirely possible (and even probable) that he grabbed the wand of some fallen student or Death Eater and used that (and given how large and unwieldy the Sword is, wielding them in tandem wouldn't have worked). Nevertheless, the idea of him starting out the second half of the battle with Gryffindor's sword in hand is pretty awesome.


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** This should be elaborated upon. We've always known Harry's got BrassBalls, but he has the courage to walk himself out of the office, across the grounds, and into the Forest to die. Not going into danger or reacting to a surprise murder attempt: He's cold-bloodedly walking straight to his death without even a goodbye in order to save the people he loves. That takes a ''lot'' of nerve.
8th Aug '17 8:00:00 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* Harry, Ron, and Hermione [[spoiler:breaking into Gringotts, stealing something from a high security vault, and riding a dragon to escape]]. If that's not awesome, I don't know ''what'' is.
** In a meta sense, that scene is especially awesome. Way back in the first book (as well as various promotional materials released alongside the first movie), it was mentioned that there were in-universe rumors of dragons living in the depths of Gringotts. Readers who, for years, had been silently hoping for [[ChekhovsGun an eventual appearance by one of these dragons]] finally received a most satisfying payoff.
* The Trio breaking into the Ministry, in general. This is the center of power of all of Wizarding Britain, now controlled by the Death Eaters who are using its power to round up and imprison or kill Muggle-borns and rule the country with an iron fist. As Hermione points out, there's no place in the world more dangerous for Harry Potter and his two known accomplices (who are also a Muggle-born and a blood traitor) than a government building full of people who want them dead and can legally make it happen. And these three seventeen-year-olds infiltrate the place, steal an object owned by one of its highest-ranking officials, set free almost a dozen Muggle-borns and warn them all to get out of the country with their families, and are only discovered as they're fleeing the place. ''And they make it out alive'', along with all of the Muggle-borns they've rescued, and Harry basically flips the bird to its corrupt power structure yet another time before he leaves. The whole concept is just ''awesome''.

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* Harry, Ron, and Hermione [[spoiler:breaking into Gringotts, stealing something from a high security vault, and riding a dragon to escape]]. If that's not awesome, I don't know ''what'' is.
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In a meta sense, that this scene is especially awesome. Way back in the first book (as well as various promotional materials released alongside the first movie), it was mentioned that there were in-universe rumors of dragons living in the depths of Gringotts. Readers who, for years, had been silently hoping for [[ChekhovsGun an eventual appearance by one of these dragons]] finally received a most satisfying payoff.
* The Trio breaking into the Ministry, in general.Ministry. This is the center of power of all of Wizarding Britain, now controlled by the Death Eaters who are using its power to round up and imprison or kill Muggle-borns and rule the country with an iron fist. As Hermione points out, there's no place in the world more dangerous for Harry Potter and his two known accomplices (who are also a Muggle-born and a blood traitor) than a government building full of people who want them dead and can legally make it happen. And these three seventeen-year-olds infiltrate the place, steal an object owned by one of its highest-ranking officials, set free almost a dozen Muggle-borns and warn them all to get out of the country with their families, and are only discovered as they're fleeing the place. ''And they make it out alive'', along with all of the Muggle-borns they've rescued, and Harry basically flips the bird to its corrupt power structure yet another time before he leaves. The whole concept is just ''awesome''.



** To put this in perspective, Neville has become the leader of Dumbledor's Army, turned it into a resistance cell, and is conducting a guerilla campaign against the Death Eaters who took over Hogwarts. Throughout book 7, Neville actually seems to be doing a better job of taking the fight to Voldemort's forces than even The Order of the Phoenix.
* A moment of awesome has to go to Neville's grandmother, Augusta Longbottom, even though it's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome only spoken of and not shown]]. When a wizard tries to resist the Death Eaters, Death Eaters kidnap any family members they can use to force compliance. When Neville starts up a rebellion at Hogwarts, Death Eaters go after his gran. [[NeverMessWithGranny It doesn't end well for them.]] ''"Little old witch, living alone... they probably didn't think they had to send anyone particularly powerful. Anyway, Dawlish is still in St. Mungo's and Gran's on the run."'' Bear in mind, Dawlish was a top Auror with "Outstanding" in all of his N.E.W.T.s. Also bear in mind that this woman probably hasn't had to do any actual fighting since Voldemort fell; she's had ''sixteen years of peace'' and is ''still'' able to unleash the ever loving shit onto Dawlish and, on top of it all, she manages to ''run away into hiding, inform Neville of her location through letter'' '''''and''''', ''get to Hogsmeade, avoid the alarms, fight in the battle and live.''
** Well, Neville got it from his parents; Frank had to get it from ''somewhere''. Augusta is where.

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** To put this in perspective, Neville has become the leader of Dumbledor's Dumbledore's Army, turned it into a resistance cell, and is conducting a guerilla campaign against the Death Eaters who took over Hogwarts. Throughout book 7, Neville actually seems to be doing a better job of taking the fight to Voldemort's forces than even The Order of the Phoenix.
* A moment of awesome has to go to Neville's grandmother, Augusta Longbottom, even though it's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome only spoken of and not shown]]. When a wizard tries to resist the Death Eaters, Death Eaters kidnap any family members they can use to force compliance. When Neville starts up a rebellion at Hogwarts, Death Eaters go after his gran. [[NeverMessWithGranny It doesn't end well for them.]] ''"Little old witch, living alone... they probably didn't think they had to send anyone particularly powerful. Anyway, Dawlish is still in St. Mungo's and Gran's on the run."'' Bear in mind, Dawlish was a top Auror with "Outstanding" in all of his N.E.W.T.s. Also bear in mind that this woman probably hasn't had to do any actual fighting since Voldemort fell; she's had ''sixteen years of peace'' and is ''still'' able to unleash the ever loving shit onto Dawlish and, on top of it all, she manages to ''run away into hiding, inform Neville of her location through letter'' '''''and''''', ''get to Hogsmeade, avoid the alarms, fight in the battle and live.''
** Well,
'' Neville got it from his parents; Frank had to get it from ''somewhere''. Augusta is where.



* In the middle of ''Deathly Hallows'', Dobby gets one [[spoiler:by teleporting Ron, Harry, and Hermione from right in front of Bellatrix. Unfortunately, it also ends in his death, which was one of the most poignant scenes in the series.]] Especially his reply to [[spoiler:Bellatrix's]]:

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* In the middle of ''Deathly Hallows'', Dobby gets one [[spoiler:by teleporting Ron, Harry, and Hermione from right in front of Bellatrix. Unfortunately, it also ends in his death, which was is one of the most poignant scenes in the series.]] Especially his reply to [[spoiler:Bellatrix's]]:



* Hagrid producing [[spoiler:a brick wall from the motorbike]].
** That's got nothing on the [[spoiler:''dragon'' flame that he used as a turbo booster.]]

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* Hagrid producing [[spoiler:a brick wall from the motorbike]].
** That's got nothing on the [[spoiler:''dragon''
motorbike]], and [[spoiler:the ''dragon'' flame that he used uses as a turbo booster.]]



* Damn near everything [=McGonagall=] does in Deathly Hallows -- ''CHARGE!''
** To clarify, Harry almost gets flattened by a whole army of transfigured desks, [=McGonagall=] running after them shouting, hair undone and a massive cut on her cheek, clearly so into the battle that she doesn't even see him.
** No, seriously, everything she does. The moment she steps into Ravenclaw tower, [=McGonagall=] just defines this trope. She doesn't take crap. She doesn't take nonsense. War is coming, and by Merlin, the teachers and body ''will'' be armed, the school ''will'' be evacuated. You stand in her way -- you don't stand a chance. Everything she does reveals the incredible bravery, loyalty, and love she has for Hogwarts.
** Her defiance of the evil Carrows is also awesome.

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* Damn near everything [=McGonagall=] does in Deathly Hallows -- ''CHARGE!''
** To clarify, Harry almost gets flattened by a whole army of transfigured desks, [=McGonagall=] running after them shouting, hair undone and a massive cut on her cheek, clearly so into the battle that she doesn't even see him.
** No, seriously, everything she does.
''Deathly Hallows''. The moment she steps into Ravenclaw tower, [=McGonagall=] just defines this trope. She doesn't take crap. She doesn't take nonsense. War is coming, and by Merlin, the teachers and body ''will'' be armed, the school ''will'' be evacuated. You stand in her way -- you don't stand a chance. Everything she does reveals the incredible bravery, loyalty, and love she has for Hogwarts.
** Harry almost gets flattened by a whole army of transfigured desks, [=McGonagall=] running after them shouting, hair undone and a massive cut on her cheek, clearly so into the battle that she doesn't even see him.
** Her defiance of the evil Carrows is also awesome.Carrows.



* Hermione managing to come up with a good lie while being horribly tortured was pretty cool -- as well as the fact she managed to save the [[BagOfHolding Magical Bag of Awesome]] from the Death Eaters by stuffing it down her sock.

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* Hermione managing to come up with a good lie while being horribly tortured was is pretty cool -- as well as the fact she managed manages to save the [[BagOfHolding Magical Bag of Awesome]] from the Death Eaters by stuffing it down her sock.



* Harry's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Voldemort. Made even better by the fact it's an allusion to an equally awesome speech of the same nature given by Dumbeldore.

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* Harry's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Voldemort. Made even better by the fact it's an allusion to an equally awesome speech of the same nature given by Dumbeldore.Dumbledore.



* Snape giving Detention to Ginny, Neville and Luna. It doesn't sound awesome at first, but think about it: instead of leaving them to the Carrows (where they would surely be tortured), he sends them into the Forest with their friend Hagrid. And he still maintains his cover as Voldemort's right-hand man.

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* Snape giving Detention detention to Ginny, Neville and Luna. It doesn't sound awesome at first, but think about it: instead of leaving them to the Carrows (where they would surely be tortured), he sends them into the Forest with their friend Hagrid. And he still maintains his cover as Voldemort's right-hand man.



* The Battle of Hogwarts. FULL. STOP.

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* The Battle of Hogwarts. FULL. STOP.
8th Aug '17 7:40:44 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** Consider the knowledge the Death Eaters have about Harry through knowing of his encounters with Voldemort. Survived the Killing Curse as a baby. Fought off Professor Quirrel and stopped Voldemort. Defeated a Basilisk and survived its poison. Escaped from several attacks by Voldemort. Broke into the Ministry of Magic at the height of Voldemort's power and escaped unharmed. Broke into GRINGOTT'S[[note]]And more importantly, managed to GET OUT WITH WHAT HE WAS STEALING. All while riding on the back of a dragon, no less[[/note]]. And now, he's hit with the Killing Curse a second time and SURVIVES. I'd run too if I had to go up against the seemingly-invincible Harry Potter.

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** Consider the knowledge the Death Eaters have about Harry through knowing of his encounters with Voldemort. Survived the Killing Curse as a baby. Fought off Professor Quirrel and stopped Voldemort. Defeated a Basilisk and survived its poison. Escaped from several attacks by Voldemort. Broke into the Ministry of Magic at the height of Voldemort's power and escaped unharmed. Broke into GRINGOTT'S[[note]]And more importantly, managed to GET OUT WITH WHAT HE WAS STEALING. All while riding on the back of a dragon, no less[[/note]]. And now, he's hit with the Killing Curse a second time and SURVIVES. I'd run too if I had to go up against the seemingly-invincible Harry Potter.



* It was genuinely satisfying to see that Ukrainian Ironbelly claw its way out of Gringotts and sit in the fresh air. When you consider that it had been tortured and its wings had basically atrophied by that point, watching it scramble up the rocks to escape and finally take flight is pretty inspiring.

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* It was is genuinely satisfying to see that Ukrainian Ironbelly claw its way out of Gringotts and sit in the fresh air. When you consider that it had been tortured and its wings had basically atrophied by that point, watching it scramble up the rocks to escape and finally take flight is pretty inspiring.
17th Jul '17 5:21:09 AM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:350:The final clash between good and evil]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The final clash between good and evil]]evil.]]
7th Jul '17 6:10:01 PM Saveelich
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* This ''entire movie'' was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. The perfect way to end the most celebrated series of all time. And we still have Pottermore.

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* This ''entire movie'' was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. The perfect way to end one of the most celebrated movie series of all time. And we still have Pottermore.Pottermore and ''[[Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem Fantastic Beasts]]''.
25th Jun '17 2:00:53 PM nombretomado
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* Molly Weasley and her [[spoiler:MamaBear attack on Bellatrix after she nearly kills Ginny. In the book, it's said that she merely kills her with a curse. In the film, however, she obliterates her. Literally.]] To be a little more specific, Molly [[spoiler:gives Bella the [[HocusPocus Winnie Sanderson]] treatment: TakenForGranite immediately followed by MadeOfExplodium]].

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* Molly Weasley and her [[spoiler:MamaBear attack on Bellatrix after she nearly kills Ginny. In the book, it's said that she merely kills her with a curse. In the film, however, she obliterates her. Literally.]] To be a little more specific, Molly [[spoiler:gives Bella the [[HocusPocus [[Film/HocusPocus Winnie Sanderson]] treatment: TakenForGranite immediately followed by MadeOfExplodium]].
14th Jun '17 4:10:00 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** To put this in perspective, Neville has become the leader of Dumbledor's Army, turned it into a resistance cell, and conducted a guerilla campaign against the Death Eaters who took over Hogwarts. Throughout book 7, Neville actually seems to be doing a better job of taking the fight to Voldemort's forces than even The Order of the Phoenix.

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** To put this in perspective, Neville has become the leader of Dumbledor's Army, turned it into a resistance cell, and conducted is conducting a guerilla campaign against the Death Eaters who took over Hogwarts. Throughout book 7, Neville actually seems to be doing a better job of taking the fight to Voldemort's forces than even The Order of the Phoenix.
14th Jun '17 4:08:01 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** To put this in perspective, Neville has become the leader of Dumbledor's Army, turned it into a resistance cell, and conducted a guerilla campaign against the Death Eaters who took over Hogwarts. Throughout book 7, Neville actually seems to be doing a better job of taking the fight to Voldemort's forces than even The Order of the Phoenix.
30th May '17 1:45:27 PM mouschilight
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* Snape giving Detention to Ginny and Co. It doesn't sound awesome at first, but think about it: instead of leaving them to the Carrows (where they would surely be tortured), he sends them into the Forest with their friend Hagrid. And he still maintains his cover as Voldemort's right-hand man.

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* Snape giving Detention to Ginny Ginny, Neville and Co.Luna. It doesn't sound awesome at first, but think about it: instead of leaving them to the Carrows (where they would surely be tortured), he sends them into the Forest with their friend Hagrid. And he still maintains his cover as Voldemort's right-hand man.



* During the final confrontation, both BigBad Voldemort and TheDragon Bellatrix each take on three opponents at once. Voldemort faces off with [=McGonagall=], Slughorn and Kingsley, but the really awesome moment here is Hermione, Ginny and Luna teaming up against Bellatrix - bear in mind that Hermione is only 18, Luna just turned 17, and Ginny is still 16, and none of them have completed their schooling, but still manage to hold their own, at least until Molly Weasley's immortal moment detailed above.

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* During the final confrontation, both BigBad Voldemort and TheDragon Bellatrix each take on three opponents at once. Voldemort faces off with [=McGonagall=], Slughorn and Kingsley, but the really awesome moment here is Hermione, Ginny and Luna teaming up against Bellatrix - bear in mind that Hermione is only 18, Luna just turned 17, and Ginny is still 16, 16 (and therefore the only one of the girls who's still underage), and none of them have completed their schooling, but still manage to hold their own, at least until Molly Weasley's immortal moment detailed above.
30th May '17 1:40:55 PM mouschilight
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* Harry sees [[spoiler:Snape die a nasty death, blood and memories leaking everywhere, and Snape get his last CMOA -- "Look at me." So, depressed, weary, and tired, he drops Ron and Hermione off to mourn over Fred, who just died. Then, he goes to Dumbledore's office and discovers Snape loved his mom, Snape just died without any recognition for being a hero, and now, oh yeah, Harry has to die. After going through all this, the battle, the mourning, and memories, the pain, the shock, he gets up and manages enough sanity to walk out, all alone, without any comfort but his deceased family, and find Voldemort. He has no idea how badly, or even if, Voldemort will torture him. He doesn't know anything else, but just trusts Dumbledore, that Voldemort'll be mortal. He doesn't know if Neville will get Nagini in the end, (which he does, ON FIRE), and he doesn't know if any'll bring Voldemort down in the end. He stands there, silently saying goodbye to Ron, Hermione, and Ginny, and is completely willing to die, on his own]]. Made even worse by the song "Open at the Close" by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls. If there's a ''Crowning Moment'' of Tearjerking, that song makes it.

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* Harry sees [[spoiler:Snape die a nasty death, blood and memories leaking everywhere, and Snape get his last CMOA -- "Look at me." So, depressed, weary, and tired, he drops Ron and Hermione off to mourn over Fred, who just died. Then, he goes to Dumbledore's office and discovers Snape loved his mom, Snape just died without any recognition for being a hero, and now, oh yeah, Harry has to die. After going through all this, the battle, the mourning, and memories, the pain, the shock, he gets up and manages enough sanity to walk out, all alone, without any comfort but his deceased family, and find Voldemort. He has no idea how badly, or even if, Voldemort will torture him. He doesn't know anything else, but just trusts Dumbledore, that Voldemort'll be mortal. He doesn't know if Neville will get Nagini in the end, (which he does, ON FIRE), and he doesn't know if any'll bring Voldemort down in the end. He stands there, silently saying goodbye to Ron, Hermione, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Ron]], [[LikeBrotherAndSister Hermione]], and Ginny, [[LoveInterest Ginny]], and is completely willing to die, on his own]]. Made even worse by the song "Open at the Close" by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls. If there's a ''Crowning Moment'' of Tearjerking, that song makes it.



* During the final confrontation, both BigBad Voldemort and TheDragon Bellatrix each take on three opponents at once. Voldemort faces off with [=McGonagall=], Slughorn and Kingsley, but the really awesome moment here is Hermione, Ginny and Luna teaming up against Bellatrix - bearing in mind that all three of them are barely of age, and haven't completed their schooling, but still manage to hold their own, at least until Molly Weasley's immortal moment detailed above.

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* During the final confrontation, both BigBad Voldemort and TheDragon Bellatrix each take on three opponents at once. Voldemort faces off with [=McGonagall=], Slughorn and Kingsley, but the really awesome moment here is Hermione, Ginny and Luna teaming up against Bellatrix - bearing bear in mind that all three Hermione is only 18, Luna just turned 17, and Ginny is still 16, and none of them are barely of age, and haven't have completed their schooling, but still manage to hold their own, at least until Molly Weasley's immortal moment detailed above.


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** Right before that, [[ActionGirl Ginny]] is taking on [[TheDragon Bellatrix]] ''[[AdaptationalBadass alone]]''. Bear in mind that in the book, she fought Bellatrix alongside [[HeterosexualLifePartners Hermione and Luna]]. In this movie, Hermione is with Ron as they try to kill Nagini, while Luna is fighting other Death Eaters in the background. Also remember that Ginny is still 16 years old at this point.
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