Category "harry-potter"

Why does Hermione not get any kind of punishment for casting magic outside Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione casts a spell to repair Harry's glasses. She also does the same in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Ac

Why cannot everybody become ghosts in the Harry Potter movies?

In the Harry Potter movies, we have seen ghosts hanging around in Hogwarts, like Nearly Headless Nick, Moaning Mrytle and so on. But when Cedric Diggory or Siri

Why can some portraits in Harry Potter talk and move while photographs can't?

In Harry Potter movies, wizards in the portraits can talk to and can visit their own portraits at will. But the other pictures (such as in the album of Harry's

Why did Ginny Weasley not get killed by the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets?

Ginny Weasley was responsible for the opening of the Chamber of Secrets, (she was possessed by Riddle's diary). As Voldemort said, one has to call the Basilisk,

How did Fawkes find the Chamber of Secrets?

In the climax of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Voldemort set the basilisk on Harry, Dumbledore's phoenix Fawkes suddenly arrived in the Chamber

How did Harry Potter recover after Voldemort's attack?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Harry had the resurrection stone, which can bring death to life. But in the movie it was shown that in spite of

Is Fantastic Beasts a prequel to Harry Potter?

So Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is another Harry Potter universe movie coming up this year. The movie is based on a different era, 70 years before th

Why did Voldemort want the prophecy in Order of the Phoenix?

Snape had already told Voldemort about the prophecy, or at least half of it, so what is the point of seeking that prophecy once again? It doesn't seem to have a

Why did Harry not use Polyjuice Potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur?

In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter did not disguise himself using polyjuice potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur. But in the book he was disgu

Why did Voldemort call Harry's mother a Muggle?

I was recently (re)watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and I'm confused about something that Voldemort says near the end of the movie. Near the end of

Does Bellatrix fear Harry after Cruciatus curse?

In The Order of the Phoenix, Harry casts the Cruciatus curse at Bellatrix Lestrange after she kills Sirius Black. She's knocked off her feet, and before she get

Does Lily know Snape loves her?

I know that professor Snape loved Lily in Harry Potter. What I want to know is: does Lily know that Snape loved her, or did she ignore him since she was in love

Why did they allow different brooms to be used in Quidditch?

Why did they allow different brooms to be used in Quidditch? In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, it seems like the Nimbus 2000 would give Harry an unfair

What did Voldemort look like before he killed the Potters?

If Voldemort was 'reborn' in that massive cauldron at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and came out with red eyes looking like a snake and stuff,

Why does nobody want to give Voldemort their wand?

In Deathly Hallows Part 1, in the scene where all the Death Eaters are meeting at Malfoy Manor, Voldemort requests a wand from one of his followers, but all of

Why did the Malfoys flee on foot?

At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, when Harry reveals himself to be alive, we see the Malfoys flee the scene on foot. Wouldn't it ha

Do Harry Potter stories mention other popular stories?

In recent history Harry Potter stories have been mentioned in other popular story series such as Doctor Who and The Simpsons. Do any of the Harry Potter movies

What is the origin of the title of Death Eater?

I don't remember it being explained in the movies. Does the title have any meaning and where did it come from?

Why didn't Tom Riddle kill Harry in Chamber of Secrets?

I remember from 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' that in the climax, Harry was shocked after finding Ginny Weasley on floor and drops the wand which is

Why do dementors attack Harry during the Quidditch match?

Why do dementors attack Harry during the Quidditch match? What provoked the dementors to attack Harry Potter?