Nightmare Fuel / Harry Potter

Harry Potter: I'm scared, professor.
Professor Lupin: Well, I'd consider you a fool if you weren't.

Harry Potter... it's just a series of books about a boy going to wizard school, right? Totally kid friendly, right? It's late, but give it a read anyway...

Spoilers abound. You have been warned.

Novels (and films) with their own pages


The Tales of Beedle the Bard

  • "The Warlock's Hairy Heart". A wizard decides he's above the weakness of love, and performs some sort of magic to prevent him from ever loving anyone. He tries to woo a woman to be his trophy wife, but she refuses to marry him unless he shows her that he has a heart. During a feast at his castle, he takes her down to the dungeon to show here where he keeps his ACTUAL, STILL BEATING HEART encased in a crystal casket - a heart which, thanks to lack of love is now twisted and hairy beyond recognition. The witch understandably freaks out and begs him to put the heart back in, so he cuts open his chest and puts it back in. The witch then embraces him. Time for a Happy Ending with the wizard saved by The Power of Love, right? Wrong. The warlock's heart is so completely unused to feeling love that it has deteriorated to an animalistic state, driving the wizard to find a true heart. He does this by cutting out the witch's heart and trying to magic out his own. The dinner guest then find him downstairs both hearts in his hands with him licking the witch's heart. In the liner notes, Dumbledore even points out that many wizard parents won't tell it to their children "until they're in an age where they won't have nightmares".

Pottermore stories

  • From the story of the founding of the Ilvermorny school of witchcraft and wizardry.
    " - Chadwick’s dreams had been haunted by the figure of an old witch creeping through the trees towards Ilvermorny. Now he saw his nightmare made true."

Alternative Title(s): The Tales Of Beedle The Bard

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