History Headscratchers / HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban

28th May '16 10:13:32 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* During their little time-traveling escapade, Harry wants to strike preemptively and confront his past self and his friends, in order to keep Pettigrew-as-Scabbers from escaping before he even has a chance to. Hermione stops him by asking what ''he'' would think if an identical copy of himself burst into Hagrid's cabin, and Harry says that he'd think he'd gone mad. But why would ''that'' be his first reaction? He just drank a potion his previous year that let him flawlessly assume the form of someone else, and the Hermione in Hargid's cabin still has the Time-Tuner, too, so it would occur to her that time travel was a possibility...so why would Harry's first reaction to seeing himself saying things about the future be "I've gone mad, and I'd better kill this identical copy of myself who says he's from the future."?

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* During their little time-traveling escapade, Harry wants to strike preemptively and confront his past self and his friends, in order to keep Pettigrew-as-Scabbers from escaping before he even has a chance to. Hermione stops him by asking what ''he'' would think if an identical copy of himself burst into Hagrid's cabin, and Harry says that he'd think he'd gone mad. But why would ''that'' be his first reaction? He just drank a potion his previous year that let him flawlessly assume the form of someone else, and the Hermione in Hargid's cabin still has the Time-Tuner, too, so it would occur to her that time travel was a possibility...so why would Harry's first reaction to seeing himself saying things about the future be "I've gone mad, and I'd better kill this identical copy of myself who says he's from the future."?"?
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28th May '16 10:13:16 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* During their little time-traveling escapade, Harry wants to strike preemptively and confront his past self and his friends, in order to keep Pettigrew-as-Scabbers from escaping before he even has a chance to. Hermione stops him by asking what ''he'' would think if an identical copy of himself burst into Hagrid's cabin, and Harry says that he'd think he'd gone mad. But why would ''that'' be his first reaction? He just drank a potion his previous year that let him flawlessly assume the form of someone else, and the Hermione in Hargid's cabin still has the Time-Tuner, too, so it would occur to her that time travel was a possibility...so why would Harry's first reaction to seeing himself saying things about the future be "I've gone mad, and I'd better kill this identical copy of myself who says he's from the future."?
10th May '16 8:34:01 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Also, what's implied anyway is that Peter didn't need any coaxing for him to give the Potters' location over to Voldemort - he was already acting as a spy, and while his primary motives for doing so may have been due to fear, it likely wasn't fear of an ultimate threat, since Sirius mentions going to check up on Peter, not finding him where he was supposed to be, assuming the worst, and going right away to check on Godric's Hollow before resorting to hunting him down. If he thought Peter had been kidnapped by Voldemort, I would hope he would've gone and tried to save him at once before going to check on the Potters. (Especially if what above is true and Peter would've had to have given the secret over willingly.)

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** Also, what's implied anyway is that Peter didn't need any coaxing for him to give the Potters' location over to Voldemort - he was already acting as a spy, and while his primary motives for doing so may have been due to fear, it likely wasn't fear of an ultimate immediate threat, since Sirius mentions going to check up on Peter, not finding him where he was supposed to be, assuming the worst, and going right away to check on Godric's Hollow before resorting to hunting him down. If he thought Peter had been kidnapped by Voldemort, I would hope he would've gone and tried to save him at once before going to check on the Potters. (Especially if what above is true and Peter would've had to have given the secret over willingly.)
10th May '16 8:33:11 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Also, what's implied anyway is that Peter didn't need any coaxing for him to give the Potters' location over to Voldemort - he was already acting as a spy, and while his primary motives for doing so may have been due to fear, it likely wasn't fear of an ultimate threat, since Sirius mentions going to check up on Peter, not finding him where he was supposed to be, assuming the worst, and going right away to check on Godric's Hollow before resorting to hunting him down. If he thought Peter had been kidnapped by Voldemort, I would hope he would've gone and tried to save him at once before going to check on the Potters. (Especially if what above is true and Peter would've had to have given the secret over willingly.)
10th May '16 9:52:03 AM wusch
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** The Hippogriffs are potentially dangerous, yes but as mentioned, Hagrid did clearly tell everyone NOT to insult a Hippogriff and how to approach them. He showed them all how to handle them with Harrys help and when it looked like Buckbeak would dislike Harry, he said Harry to go back carefully. The whole lesson was a sucess untill Malfoy screwed up on purpose. And if you take into account wich kind of creature Hagrid normally likes (Norbert, Fluffy, Aragog), Hippogriffs as a start where outright harmless. And in case of emergency Hagrid would have been able to protect the students if a Hippogriff started to act strange.
7th May '16 12:22:50 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Maybe...Did the bite happen in the book or the movie? Someone does mention, I don't remember if it was Lupin, that Padfoot and Prongs were both big and strong enough to keep Moony in line in the event that a problem sprang up while they were out at night - odds are doing this would've involved more than a few scuffles along the way.

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** Maybe...Did the bite happen in the book or the movie? Someone does mention, I don't remember if it was Lupin, that Padfoot and Prongs (or maybe it was just Prongs) were both big and strong enough to keep Moony in line in the event that a problem sprang up while they were out at night - odds are doing this would've involved more than a few scuffles along the way.way.
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* So in this book, we find out that James Potter was an animagus and could transform into a stag. It's also been revealed that he was without his wand on the night Voldemort attacked Godric's Hollow. Did he ever think of transforming when he was trying to hold Voldemort off? Granted, it's not much, but even against a murderous wizard like Voldemort, it would seem to me that a giant stag would be at least a bit more helpful than just a young wizard who's been caught without his wand.
7th May '16 12:16:51 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Maybe...Did the bite happen in the book or the movie? Someone does mention, I don't remember if it was Lupin, that Padfoot and Prongs were both big and strong enough to keep Moony in line in the event that a problem sprang up while they were out at night - odds are doing this would've involved more than a few scuffles along the way.
4th May '16 8:34:36 AM Gess
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** Yes, he would listen. But I want you to (metaphorically) look me in the eye and tell me you honestly believe he would've likely ''agreed'' with her, and if he hadn't and she'd announced her decision to tell McG, then he would've absolutely certainly NOT taken the broom for a ride before it can be tested.
3rd May '16 10:06:42 PM Typos
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* It is said that when the Midnight Marauders turned into Animagi to keep Lupin company, they were naturally more calming to him, and that he wouldn't attack them because they weren't in human forms. Yet, when Sirius as Snuffles fought with Remus as a werewolf, the werewolf very clearly bit Snuffles. When Sirius transforms back by the lakeside, there's a very clear and bloody bite taken out of his shoulder. Is lycanthropy just not transmittable to animals, and does any tainted saliva disappear from the body when the Animagus morphs back?
2nd May '16 6:40:51 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Was the heading of this post supposed to be sarcastic? Because it honestly sounds like a completely reasonable thing to say. As someone else has already pointed out, if Hermione had warned Harry about the broomstick, there was at least a chance he wouldn't have listened to her. (I don't mean to sound like a hater, but there are a few instances where he fails to heed Hermione's often better judgement instead of his own.) Whereas Hermione knows that going to a teacher would ensure his safety no matter what. To me, it came off as a lot more heartwarming and showed how much she really cares about him, to not try and warn him against something that might goad him into doing it anyway.
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