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19th Nov '17 8:25:58 AM sonar1313
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** Mrs. Weasley was also a big ol' Gilderoy Lockhart fan, so her occasional susceptibility to charlatans and tabloid nonsense is pretty well-established.
1st Nov '17 11:48:41 AM tafelshrew
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** Well, Draco managed to Imperius Madam Rosmerta in Hogsmeade in book 6, so it's not implausible that a skilled adult wizard might be able to pull Harry aside somewhere and stun him where no one could see. And as for the secret passage plan, the first two problems are valid, but as for 3) and 4) Dumbledore didn't bother putting alarms on the secret passages when he thought Sirius was trying to kill Harry, and Sirius managed to break into Honeydukes and the Shrieking Shack with no problem - and Pettigrew turns into a rat, not a large dog, so it would be even easier for him. As for 5) since when, other than the Death-Eater-installed security measures in book 7, is there any indication that there are any anti-Apparition wards in a public place like Hogsmeade?
24th Oct '17 9:04:06 AM sugaricequeen
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** Someone on YouTube has theorized that Voldemort planned to Polyjuice one of his followers to look like Harry and send him back to Hogwarts with the Portkey in order to gather intel for his return, while feeding the real Harry to Nagini like he'd planned to.
21st Oct '17 7:07:32 PM TheScottishGeek
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*In the books there was a scene where Harry was in Divination and gave Trelawney some lip and he noticed Ron looked like he was about to laugh but held it in. So basically, Ron started to get over his grudge before the first task but both he and Harry's pride kept them from reconciling. It was acknowledged in-universe that Rons feelings were irrational but considering he has to compete with all his brothers for parental attention and lives in Harrys shadow a lot of the time, his inferiority complex is understandable. He's only human. In fact he's only a kid.
21st Oct '17 6:11:51 PM TheScottishGeek
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*The corruption and hypocrisy of the Ministry for Magic is a major theme of the books. It's no surprise that some of the things they do are horribly unethical. As far as calling all of the wizarding world evil for allowing them to get away with their unethical policies, you might want to take a closer look at our real world. Our governments do things that are less than ethical, to say the least, every day and we don't all drop what we're doing and rise up to oppose them.



* Movie question. If Crouch Jr. had already joined LV before the beginning of the Qidditch Cup, what the hell was he doing there on the stadium, if LV knew that they couldn't kidnap Harry from there? Moreover, if he was already on the mission, why the hell would he compromise himself by casting the Dark Mark?

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* Movie question. If Crouch Jr. had already joined LV before the beginning of the Qidditch Quidditch Cup, what the hell was he doing there on the stadium, if LV knew that they couldn't kidnap Harry from there? Moreover, if he was already on the mission, why the hell would he compromise himself by casting the Dark Mark?
21st Oct '17 5:48:36 PM TheScottishGeek
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*It's more likely he was simply using the eye to survey the room to make sure everyone was paying attention. Which Lavender wasn't
7th Oct '17 5:39:03 PM GoblinCipher
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*** It's flawed and blatantly biased, but most things in the wizarding world are. Cheating is rampant in Quidditch, the House Cup is a joke when teachers can give or take points on a whim, laws are selectively enforced, people are convicted and sentenced to long stretches of torture-by-Dementor on circumstantial evidence (or, in Hagrid's case in book two, ''no evidence at all''). If anything, it's surprising the Third Task is a relatively objective judgment when almost everything in the wizarding world is subjective.















7th Oct '17 8:57:44 AM fearlessnikki
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** Well if you look at some of Ron's mannerisms in the series, it does hint at Mrs Weasley being a little prone to gossip and old wives' tales. Check in with any WWE fans - who easily fall for news 'reported' on websites called dirt sheets that many in the industry have said just make things up - and you'll see how easily some people will believe anything that gets reported as news.



** Maybe Hermione didn't think having Rita write retractions was that important - since a lot of the damage done by her articles had blown over. The main thing was Hagrid being exposed as a half-giant, but he had returned to work and not suffered any ill effects (in fact with several former students getting their claws out to defend him if he got dismissed). She and Harry didn't seem to be getting hate mail anymore either.



* So Polyjuice potion mimics the appearance of the person as they are now. Inuries and all. It doesn't take their genetic sample and make you a clone of them. If they have a scar or a tatoo then it will be copied too as evidence by Crouch Jr actually losing an eye and a leg when taking it. However, if that's the case, why didn't Fake!Moody end up malnourished and weak if he was taking a potion to mimicing the appearance of Moody in a weakened state.

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* So Polyjuice potion mimics the appearance of the person as they are now. Inuries Injuries and all. It doesn't take their genetic sample and make you a clone of them. If they have a scar or a tatoo then it will be copied too as evidence by Crouch Jr actually losing an eye and a leg when taking it. However, if that's the case, why didn't Fake!Moody end up malnourished and weak if he was taking a potion to mimicing the appearance of Moody in a weakened state.


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** The books never confirm it but he was definitely there when it happened.


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** They're sixteen, and the prospect of winning even more money looks promising to them.
5th Oct '17 9:01:42 AM Souhiro
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** Well, his father was killed downstairs, and since he was in his crib, he didn't saw his mother die. But he saw somebody to die that night. He saw *Voldemort* as he was falling dead. GoodJobFixingItVillain
29th Sep '17 1:42:15 PM Alhambra
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* Fred and George hardly seem like the type to throw away their life savings on an unsure thing. But how would they have figured out the results to what happened? The outcome is so imprecise it approaches GambitRoulette without help, and even with help, things seem very tricky to pull off.

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* Fred and George hardly seem like the type to throw away their life savings on an unsure thing. But how would they have figured out the results to what happened? The outcome is so imprecise it approaches GambitRoulette without help, and even with help, things seem very tricky to pull off.off.
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