10 Harry Potter Moments That Still Keep Us Awake at Night
The Harry Potter movies have become cinema classics, and every time we watch them, we find something new there. But sometimes, we have dire questions for the directors and writers. For example, why can Death Eaters fly, and other wizards can’t? Or why is Fleur Delacour considered more attractive than Hermione?
Why did Harry break the Elder Wand?
In one of the final scenes of the franchise, Harry breaks and throws away the Elder wand, one of the most powerful wands in the world. But why destroy something this strong if the war is over? And in the book, Harry returns the wand to Dumbledore’s tomb.
The wand is quite dangerous: it does many bad things in the wizarding world. Maybe Harry from the film is more intelligent than Harry from the book, and he decided to rid wizards of the temptation of using the wand again.
Was Hagrid in Slytherin?
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, we learn a little about Hagrid’s school life. Judging by Tom Riddle’s memories, he was pretty close with Rubeus. And, knowing the future Voldemort, it’s not very likely he would be friends with anyone but students of Slytherin.
And we see Riddle talking to Hagrid in a dungeon. It’s hard for students to get there unless they are in the House, located in a dungeon, which is Slytherin.
How did Bellatrix and Sirius Black retrieve their wands after escaping Azkaban?
When Hagrid was accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets, his wand was broken. So, it seems logical that those sentenced to Azkaban should have wands broken too. Or at least those that got a life sentence, like Bellatrix and Sirius. But, somehow, they get their wands back after they escape.
Why does Voldemort wear muggle clothes?
In one of the scenes of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Voldemort, who hates everything that has to do with muggles, wears a business suit. It’s as if Dumbledore was wearing a tutu.
But this shot was only in the main character’s mind, so we’re not entirely sure the wizard was wearing muggle clothes. Maybe he was trying to scare Harry this way?
What’s so special about Fleur Delacour?
The best student from Beauxbatons that came to Hogwarts to participate in the Triwizard Tournament charmed a lot of guys. Just remember Ron, who lost his mind every time she was around. At the same time, the actress Clemence Guichard, being an attractive woman, was not necessarily more attractive than other girls around her. So, it’s not exactly obvious why guys like her so much.
The thing is, the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, unlike the book, doesn’t explain that Fleur is the granddaughter of a Veela, a magical creature that can make a man go crazy with just a single look. It’s not about appearance — it’s about charm.
Why do Harry’s parents look so much older than they are in the Mirror of Erised?
Lilly and James Potter died at a very young age, at a little over 20. But in the first film, Harry sees his parents as much older. The actress that played Harry’s mom, Geraldine Somerville, was 34 at the time, and her on-screen husband was 40.
Maybe it was because very young parents would look quite odd next to an 11-year-old son. Or was it just Harry’s wish for his parents to be with him? By the time he was 11, Lilly and James might have looked like that.
If Dolores Umbridge liked kittens so much, how come she never had one?
Umbridge is one of the most revolting characters in the entire story. At the same time, she is often surrounded by images of the creatures that almost everyone loves — kittens. Dolores has a collection of small plates with photos of kittens in her offices.
If she liked cats so much, why didn’t she have one? According to Rowling, Dolores thought real cats weren’t clean enough.
How did she even manage to get such important positions?
Umbridge looks odd: she always wears pink, silly bows, and hangs weird plates with kittens on the walls. How can a lady like this be so close to the Minister?
Maybe in the wizarding world, people don’t care much about a person’s appearance, but it’s still hard to believe that she’s advanced so far in her career.
Why can’t good wizards fly without a broom, but Death Eaters can?
In the Harry Potter movies, we see Voldemort’s servants fly, even though they couldn’t do it in the books. 2 wizards could fly: Voldemort and Severus Snape.
According to Joanne Rowling, all wizards can fly, but most need brooms.
Why does the head of Gryffindor wear Slytherin-colored clothes?
Minerva McGonagall is the head of Gryffindor, and Gryffindor’s colors are scarlet and gold. But for some reason, she prefers green, which is believed to be Slytherin’s color. Harry Potter fans have several theories.
The first one is her skill of turning into a cat whose eyes are green. And the second theory is that McGonagall has Scottish roots, and green is the color of her tartan (a traditional ornament symbolizing a particular clan).
What questions did you have when you were watching Harry Potter movies? Maybe you also found some strange happenings in the books too?