History Headscratchers / HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone

8th Feb '18 2:46:59 PM sugaricequeen
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Harry speculates in the seventh book that the charm lapsed after his parents were killed.


Added DiffLines:



Added DiffLines:

2nd Feb '18 4:02:50 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[{{MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail}} Wait a minute, supposin' two thestrals carried him together...]]

to:

** [[{{MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail}} [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Wait a minute, supposin' two thestrals carried him together...]]
27th Jan '18 6:55:38 PM sugaricequeen
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Who's to say that Flamel didn't use his 600+ years of life and experience for the betterment and benefit of all mankind? There are other ways of curing sickness besides the elixir, so just because he didn't make it available to people doesn't mean he sat back and watched them die when he could've saved them. In fact, considering this is a world where magic does exist, albeit in secret, I'd be surprised if it wasn't that much better off than our own is now.
27th Jan '18 6:32:34 PM sugaricequeen
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** True, but Quirrell can't give the stone to his master when his master hasn't a body of his own, so even if he'd wanted to, he would've had to use the stone himself to make the elixir.
27th Jan '18 6:26:33 PM H.N.Levian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Presumably that means covering other people by loaning it to them, not by wearing it at the same time as them.
27th Jan '18 6:22:49 PM H.N.Levian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Because getting past the death-traps relies on Quirrell's stamina, not Voldemort's.


Added DiffLines:

*** Without being discreet, there were dozens of teachers who could have taken notice of what he was doing and executed him, even if getting the Stone only would have taken a few minutes once he dropped pretenses.


Added DiffLines:

*** Snape is, factually, incredibly skilled at Occlumency and Occlumency is the sort of skill that ''has'' to done at all times to actually be effective.


Added DiffLines:

*** Voldemort didn't know he had been spotted but he knew that there was a good chance he would be. He was right to be worried.


Added DiffLines:

*** You missed the point. ''We'' know for sure, from book 2, that a non-descendant can control the Basilisk, but Voldemort, in book 1, did not now for sure. Even if you argue that he had to know because of what he designed the diary to do, keep in mind that as long as the diary owner can ''open'' the chamber, they don't have to actually control the snake to accomplish Voldemort's directive; they just have to release it into the school, and if they die in the process, whatever. There's a level of risk that the diary would be destroyed in the event, but book 6 already established that Voldemort didn't mind risking the diary since he had the other Horcruxes too.
27th Jan '18 2:05:51 PM H.N.Levian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "Twice a year" isn't a lot. You might go to Europe on vacation twice a year and remember vaguely what what you've seen people wear but that doesn't mean you have an in-depth understanding of the trends and fashions unless you went out of your way to take mental notes, which most wizards don't do because of conscious or subconscious racism that leads them to see Muggles as beneath notice.
27th Jan '18 2:01:57 PM H.N.Levian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Voldemort's Dark magic ritual essentially created a genetically chimeric body for him from scratch out of DNA from Peter, Harry, and Tom Riddle Sr., which only looks like Voldemort's appearance because magic says so. Physically, he's essentially a "child" of those three donors. That makes him blood-related to Harry in a way he wasn't before. Normal blood transfusion on the other hand is just that, blood transfusion, it doesn't make you be considered a relative. Tl;dr the only way to become a blood relative for the purposes of Lily's protection spell is with exceedingly evil Deep Magic that constructs an entirely new body for you from scratch.
27th Jan '18 1:49:43 PM H.N.Levian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The blood protection tied to Lily's death was one-of-a-kind and the best protection that could be offered. Dumbledore knew the Dursleys were crappy but he didn't know just how crappy, so he thought them being shitty guardians was worth the tradeoff. It's possible he would have re-evaluated had he, at the time of Voldemort's death, known all the things he knew by ''Half-Blood Prince.''
27th Jan '18 1:44:46 PM H.N.Levian
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Because the Invisibilty Cloak was redundant with the Fidelius Charm in place. They didn't think Peter was planning to betray them. Even if they had reason to think Voldemort would find them, the Invisibility Cloak isn't impervious to ''all'' forms of magic, nor does it hide you infallibly, as seen by the fact that ''hominem revelio'' still detects people underneath it. It wouldn't have helped against Voldemort.
This list shows the last 10 events of 797. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Headscratchers.HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone