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22nd Jan '16 1:31:20 PM Discar
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* Fudge asks "Squibs can't see Dementors, can they?" File that right in there with Wizards being clueless about Muggles - despite the fact that they are at the ministry they don't even seem to have a "Department of Squibs" who can answer that question immediately. Also, imagine being Argus Filch during ''Prisoner of Azkaban,'' where the school is surrounded by Dementors that everyone ''but'' him can see, and he has no defense against them at all. He's a jerk, sure, but that's very harsh.
** Arabella Figg -- a Squib -- was called upon by Dumbledore as a witness to the Dementors' attack on Harry and Big D. Squibs can see dementors just fine. Squibs are not Muggles. Squibs percieve the magical world just fine -- they just can't do anything in it other than perceive it. The fact that Fudge didn't know that much just shows how he's becoming more deluded about what's happening at this point in the story.
22nd Jan '16 12:47:19 AM tigerplish
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** Arabella Figg -- a Squib -- was called upon by Dumbledore as a witness to the Dementors' attack on Harry and Big D. Squibs can see dementors just fine. Squibs are not Muggles. Squibs percieve the magical world just fine -- they just can't do anything in it other than perceive it. The fact that Fudge didn't know that much just shows how he's becoming more deluded about what's happening at this point in the story.
9th Jan '16 5:05:24 AM Mantyf
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* In Order of the Phoenix, Dolores Umbridge is not shown to be a particularly talented witch, being utterly unable to combat Fred and George's wild array of spells, but she has complete confidence in her ability to cast the Cruciatus Curse (described as a very hard curse to bring off) on Harry. The most likely explanation? ''She's had plenty of practice using it before.''

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* In Order of the Phoenix, Dolores Umbridge is not shown to be a particularly talented witch, being utterly unable to combat Fred and George's wild array of spells, but she has complete confidence in her ability to cast the Cruciatus Curse (described as a very hard curse to bring off) on Harry. The most likely explanation? ''She's had plenty of practice using it before.'''' The fact she calmly states that the use of an illegal curse won't be a problem if nobody finds out it's been used doesn't help.
9th Jan '16 4:38:55 AM Mantyf
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* This is the book wich has Petunia showing some HypocriticalHumor (with J.K. making sure it won't go unnoticed). This is also the book with the two most significant bits about her connection with the magical world (Dumledore's letter and her referencing "that horrible boy"). After finding out, in the last book, that [[spoiler: her contempt for the magical world came from her wanting to go to Hogwarts and not being able to]], it was hardly a coincidence.
23rd Dec '15 10:11:59 AM perfectpieces
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* It seems very apparent that Harry is looking for Sirius in row number 97. The first Harry Potter book was published in 1997!

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* It seems very apparent that Harry is looking for Sirius in row number 97. The first Harry Potter book was published in 1997!1997.
23rd Dec '15 10:11:26 AM perfectpieces
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*It seems very apparent that Harry is looking for Sirius in row number 97. The first Harry Potter book was published in 1997!
29th Nov '15 11:27:50 AM wrestlingdog909
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* The scene with Mrs. Weasley's boggart, which turns into [[spoiler: various members of her family, lying dead. Even she couldn't imagine Fred and George dying separately.]]
16th Nov '15 11:03:43 PM lorgskyegon
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** Not necessarily. Pepper-Up Potion is mentioned as curing the common cold (something human doctors haven't done) and Ron decries doctors as "Muggle nutters who cut people up". Presumably, they have magical ways of dealing with things such as cancer and the like - potions and spells in place of chemotherapy and surgery. One would also think that studying how magic affects the body in terms of illness and injury would require a great deal of knowledge about anatomy and physiology. Muggles and wizards are both human, after all.


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** Presumably, the door is unlockable at certain times by certain people who are doing the study and experimentation at that moment and none other. It merely has stronger protection than the other rooms, like a bank having both a safe and a vault.
8th Oct '15 1:32:47 PM Awesomesauce210
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[[folder: FridgeLogic]]

On the [[Headscratchers/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix headscratchers]] page.

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7th Oct '15 5:09:43 PM Discar
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* At the end of the book, Harry is in Dumbledore's office and yells that "People don't like being locked up!" [[spoiler: in reference to Sirius]]. But at his words, Dumbledore immediately shows his first sign of emotion: "Dumbledore closed his eyes and buried his face in his longfingered hands." Why did he react so strongly? [[spoiler: He was thinking of his younger sister, Ariana, who we learn in Deathly Hallows spent her life locked up. At this point, now two of the people Dumbledore tried to keep locked up for their own good had died because of him.]]
** What really hits home is what Harry follows up with: "People don't like being locked up!" Harry said furiously, rounding on him. "You did it to me all last summer."
*** Harry explictly references being "locked up" at Privet Drive over the summer, but Dumbledore's the person who left him locked up at Privet Drive for the past 14 years, and they both know it. Harry, who spent countless nights locked in a cupboard under the stairs, is extremely familiar with the fact that people don't like being locked up.



* Snape appears to use the Sectumsempra on James as well.
** But too late; Snape had directed his wand straight at James; there was a flash of light and a gash appeared on the side of James's face, spattering his robes with blood.



** Except that these are a different type of centaurs that clearly spring from a different mythological origin story.
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