Well, it's here at last. This is where you come to put up your Harry Potter MOVIE WMGs. To clarify: WMGs about the actors in the movies, the directors, the screenwriters, all go here.
I believe there is an undeniable connection between Obscurials and Dementors.
Firstly, recall what is said about an Obscurus in FB1. The repressed magic of a young wizard is turned into a cancer, eating the life energy from the inside. How does it do that? By removing the soul, and taking its place.
Now imagine the dark force successfully possesses the wizard entirely, killing them. How would the body look like?
I think the body becomes a hollow shell, decaying slightly faster than a normal deceased wizard. While, the Obscurus with all its strength, retains the memory of their victim, taking a human shape.
This shape..is a Dementor. Hence why they take all the happiness from people. They are replacing what was taken from them while they were living. And they are lacking a soul, which is why they depend on getting one.
- This is why the Dementor on the train in PoA took so long to harvest Harry's soul. He has 1+ 1/8th soul. If he had two(somehow), the dementor would just take the one, and leave the second for a different dementor. When it's a fraction, it becomes difficult.
- Or maybe he gained it for being a Horocrux for so long but the important pieces of voldamort are still gone.
- It all makes sense now!
Example: She realizes now that there was no rhyme or reason for Harry's parents and their classmates to have been so young (according to her website, they were all born in 1960, which means every single one of them was younger than 40 when they died), so she's deliberately aged them. Snape looks like he's in his fifties because
Alan Rickman was 54 when Sorcerer's/Philosopher's stone was filmed he's in his 40s but is aging quickly because he's stressed out, especially in movies 5 and 6.
She's also not 100% happy with the books being set in the 1990s, so she specifically asked for the Millennium Bridge to be destroyed to make the movies more timeless.
- There's nothing really wrong with the books set in a specific time period. In fact, since the entire plot takes place in the magical side of the world, we never see anything that dates the story in the books (i.e. no 90's slang). The only reference this troper can think of is that Dudley has a playstation (which going by the offical timeline, he got a year before it was released) and even that hardly makes an impact.
- Oh yes we do. There's a cake at Nearly Headless Nick's 500th anniversary which lists the date of his death as 1492
- He was very surprised when he encountered Mrs. Lovett among the Death Eaters.
- And also the Beadle.
- Nope. Although it's brief, they do seem to be engaged/married/expecting.
- And Lupin as a Resurrection Stone ghost is glad to know that his son will be told what happened.
- A Wizard Did It. Literally.
- Maybe the Time Lords use magic and science. In fact as we see in the movies Dumbeldore managed a Time Lord-esque regeneration between Goblet of Fire and Prisoner of Azkaban.
He was bitten by a twipire before the 3rd task but was using a potion to slow the effects of the venom, similar to the werewolf potions used by Lupin. When he was killed by Wormtail, the potion stopped working and he became a vampire.
He was "adopted" by the Cullens, who changed his memories to control him and changed his name to Edward.
In the films, Michael Byrne plays both older Grindelwald in "The Deathly Hallows" and Vogel in "Last Crusade." This is because they are the same person.
In the late 1930's, Grindelwald became heavily involved in the Nazi movement, though it is unclear whether he put Hitler or any other high ranking figures under the Imperius Charm. The idea of a Master Race appealed to Grindelwald because Muggles would be easier to control once they were controlling each other. Besides, he liked the violence and mayhem. During his stint in the S.S., Grindelwald, now called Vogel, learned of a possible fourth Hallow: the Holy Grail.
You see, according to myth, Jesus was the fourth Peverell brother and a wizard capable of performing "miracles". His Hallow, the cup, is rumored to grant eternal life, independent of the other three Hallows (though, as explained in the movie, limited to the temple in which it's housed). Grindelwald/Vogel becomes intent on finding the Grail, and thus helps Walter Donovan. He also develops a deep dislike for a man named Dr. Henry Jones Jr, a mere Muggle who keeps outwitting him and slipping through his fingers. Grindelwald would take him out in an instant, but refrains from magic both to maintain his cover and to prove he can beat Muggles on their own turf.
After his final bout with Jones aboard the tank, Vogel falls seemingly to his death, but uses both Cushioning and Shielding Charms to save himself before Disapparating. Learning of the confirmed existence of the Grail, but also its limitations (as well as possible destruction, or at least, becoming "lost" forever), Grindelwald gives up his quest. With Vogel "dead", Grindelwald lays low in Germany for a while, but, foreseeing their eventual downfall, abandons his Nazi ties. Bored with the Muggle world, Grindelwald begins to wreak havoc on wizarding Germany with his Elder Wand, and goes unchecked for several years until Albus Dumbledore shows up to challenge him in 1945. Unable to destroy his old childhood friend, feeling guilt over Ariana and perhaps finally seeing the error of his ways, Grindelwald surrenders, and is imprisoned at Nurmengard.
- Actually, no—at least not based on this evidence. The seven Harrys and Harry, Ron and Hermione in the Ministry of Magic scene all keep their own voices. Besides, Barty Crouch Jr. also mimicked Hagrid's voice perfectly without being under Polyjuice Potion. It's far more likely that Barty is just a skilled impressionist who learned Mad-Eye's voice so he wouldn't be found out. (Of course, this is different from the books, where everyone takes on the other person's voice under Polyjuice.)
- There's a breakdown in logic here, both in your interpretation of defeat and Voldemort's. Draco defeated Dumbledore to the same level that Harry defeated Draco, and as you say below, Ollivander found that level of defeat sufficient to transfer allegiance of a wand. The reason that Voldemort believed that Snape was the Elder Wand's master is that he didn't know about Draco disarming (and thus defeating) Albus at all. He simply assumed that because Snape had killed Dumbledore, that he'd done it without assistance. Therefore, by the time Nagini kills Snape, the matter was already settled as described and Harry was already master of the Elder Wand.
Throughout both parts of Deathly Hallows, we see a phenomenon simply not present in the books; that Voldemort slowly falls apart as his Horcruxes are destroyed, implying that, rather than just anchoring his soul to the mortal plane, they are literally holding his body together. Cut to the end of Deathly Hallows, Part Two, and Harry and Voldemort's epic final confrontation, climaxing in a final wand stalemate broken only by Neville swiftly slaying Nagini. Voldemort barely has time to fire one last Avada Kedavra before dying, apparently by his own curse rebounding. Yet we see no apparent signs of an actual rebounded curse; nor does Avada Kedavra cause an individual to explode into confetti. It seems far more likely that Voldemort's death was due to the death of Nagini. Nor is any mastery of the Elder Wand made apparent by Harry. Oddly enough, the scene where Harry uses the wand to repair his old one is completely omitted, leaving us with a movie where Harry did not once use the Elder Wand. Why, then, should we assume he mastered it?
- The problem with your "phenomenon" idea is that Voldemort's body isn't like other bodies, it's a reconstruction built by a magic spell. Therefore, it could logically have problems that a real body wouldn't have, like slowly disintegrating as horcruxes were eliminated and falling to ash when Voldemort's soul finally left it because there were no horcruxes left to anchor him to reality. As to mastery, Nothing about mastery requires a wand to be used for anything. As Ollivander said so long before that, "The wand chooses the wizard" so the fact that Harry didn't use it doesn't change the Elder Wand's choice to ally itself with him.
Putting all the pieces together, it seems far more likely that Snape, who ultimately bested Dumbledore (as Malfoy certainly wasn't going to kill him or seize his wand), did become the master of the Elder Wand, until mastery was taken from him by Nagini, who had every bit as much right to hold ownership of the wand as Voldemort, thanks to the piece of a human soul within him. Finally, Neville took the life of Nagini, making him the master of the wand. Voldemort did not die because Harry was the master of the wand; he, never the wand's master, could not overcome the wand stalemate between he and Harry, which lasted until his death, at which point Harry's Expelliarmus took effect and he seized the Elder Wand.
- It was Dumbledore's fear that Draco would eventually convince himself to kill him (and tear his soul as a result) that led Albus to ask Severus to kill him instead. If Dumbledore thought it was likely to happen (enough to build an alternate plan to prevent it) then the Elder Wand could easily consider the disarming to be the first step in killing him, and wouldn't necessarily care that Snape intervened. After all, Draco himself thought he'd have to kill Dumbledore and was actively trying to work up the courage to do it when Snape stepped in.
Which means that he just snapped Neville's wand in two and tossed it off a bridge. Class act, Harry.
I actually had this thought while the movie played but assuming Nagini whom can't cast magic due to not being human and or have magical properties than this theory falls apart.
- I'm so glad there's at least one other person out there who agrees with me on this. No one else every seems to give this theory weight when we discuss it. OP, you just made my day.
- Wands are smart and can probably tell the difference between practice and true combat. So when the kids are practicing their wands know that it's not a true conflict. When Draco disarms Dumbeldore, that was true conflict. Sure Dumbeldore wasn't putting up a fight, but that just proves to the Elder Wand that he's a pussy. Whereas Draco, who did poof out later, at the moment of disarming Dumbeldore had the cajones to stand up to and challenge a wizard who was orders of magnitude his superior in magical skill. Match, Draco, as far as the Elder Wand is concerned.
- The light was indeed the Avada Kedavra curse. Hedwig is dead.
(Yeah, I know in the books it's Astoria Greengrass. But in the books, Voldemort never hugged Draco, so his life went completely differently.)
To the point that you'd better turn off your lights and black out your windows when you watch Deathly Hallows 2 at home. Good thing there's no Potter 8, or we'd be staring at a black screen for two hours.
- Kennilworthy Whisp (you know, the guy who wrote Quidditch Through The Ages) will be a main character, serving as Newt Scamander's friend and foil. While Newt is the bookish type obsessed with magical creatures, Ken is the laid-back rogue who's focused on Quidditch.
- Cameos of other characters from the series from an earlier point in their lives. Mind you, the list of available characters is rather limited. The film would take place in the early 1900's, before most of the cast was even born.
- Alternatively, the descendants of major characters.
- Do you mean ancestors? One's grandparents are one's ancestors, one's grandchildren are one's descendants. The descendants of main characters would be more likely to appear in a film set in the future. But then, there's always time travel...
- Alternatively, the descendants of major characters.
- The main antagonist is not an obscenely powerful dark wizard like Voldemort, but an intelligent and dangerous beast of some sort. Maybe a centaur or werewolf.
- I know it was just the actor speaking the first curse that came to mind, but since it's such a common fan complaint, how about this for an in-universe explanation. Many have pointed out that film-Lucius' attempted use of an unforgivable curse right outside Dumbledore's office at the end of Chamber of Secrets is out of character as it would almost certainly get him sent to Azkaban... if he used it on a human being. Killing a house-elf, however might have gotten him a slap on the wrist at best, and killing Dobby in front of him would have been the perfect way of putting Harry in his place for the stunt with the sock. Dobby (and presumably Harry as well) misinterprets Lucius' intended target and springs to what he thinks is Harry's defense, and nothing more is said of it.