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What if.....

Hey guy ....
There's a question i had always been wanted to ask ...
What if someone takes the time turner goes to the past stops Dumbledore from convincing tom riddle to come to Hogwarts and study....
Or if not this then prevent every single death caused by lord voldemort.....
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What if.....

Hey guy ....
There's a question i had always been wanted to ask ...
What if someone takes the time turner goes to the past stops Dumbledore from convincing tom riddle to come to Hogwarts and study....
Or if not this then prevent every single death caused by lord voldemort.....
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Just me?

Who else cried hard when Dobby died as I did 😭😭
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Question

Do you think that Ginny and Harry should have been together??
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How would Harry Potter react if all 3 of the Dursleys died at each age (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)?

I'm honestly curious as to what his reaction would be. What do you guys think?

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Won-win

Do you think Ron and Lavender would have made a good couple?
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Favourite

Whom do you like the most:
1)Albus Dumbledore
2)Harry Potter
3)Severus Snape
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Harry Potter

Who else loves Harry Potter I love it so much
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The Laughing Potion and the Banshee

I just read through the article about the Dark Arts only to find something surprising. It is stated that the "Laughing Potion" is effective against the deadly cry of a Banshee. WHy is that? Why would a potion that seems to induce laughter have any effect on a Banshee? Well one could argue that a laughter inducing potion, if forcebly given to a Banshee, could keep her from emitting their deathly shreek. But is that all that is to it? And why would you mention it in a Book of Potions when it'd be pretty hard to force a Banshee to drink anything at all before she can screech? The answer is simple: There has to be something else that the potion does. It has to affect the one who seeks protection from a Banshee and not the Banshee itself. This notion is only encouraged when you look at other potions. There is already a Laugh-inducing Potion which means that the Laughing Potion must have different ingredients than the Laugh-inducing Potion and therefore a different effect. But what might that effect be? Banshee's are considered to be spirits, if not amortal like Dementors. So that means that most basic effects won't affect them at all. You can't kill/hurt something that isn't alive or maybe never even was alive, right? Than what might affect a creature like that?

Why don't we look at similiar creatures to the Banshee. In the article to this creature it is said that they have similiarities to the Dementors. We know that the only thing that has any (significant) effect on a Dementor is the Patronus Charm. A Charm that utilises the caster's happiness to create a magical force which can ward off many different Dark Creatures, including Lethifolds.

And since we're talking about the amortal being that is a Dementor, why not look at other non-beings. The first that comes to mind is, of course, the Boggart which, once again, has a very particular way that leads to it's defeat: The usage of the Boggart-Banashing Spell. This spell forces the Boggart to take a new, laughter inducing form which then leads to it's defeat/destruction when it is laughed at.

And now to the last known non-being: the Poltergeist. This apparition is a little different than the other two or even a Banshee, if she really can be considered to be something like that. They can't defeated. They may not be as troublesome as the other non-beings, but it is the only one that has no known way of being defeated or warded off. Just ask FIlch who tried everything he could for years to get rid of Peeves. But they just suddenly come to be when a place inhabits many adolescents. Adolescents who share laughter with each other, pull pranks and generally are more relaxed than adults would be. So what of this triggers the creation of a Poltergeist, a chaos loving apparition? I think that it, like the other amortal non-beings, is created by a specific emotion: Mischief. While the Dementor is born out of despair/depression and the Boggart out of Fear itself is the Poltergeist just made of the mischief that the children cause. That is probably why they are immune to the general weakness of non-beings. They aren't born of a particular dark emotion, but rather a trouble-making one which itself induces laughter. So it might be that a Poltergeist would be vulnerable to sadness or the lack of freedom to be mischievous.


So how does all this have anything to do with Banshees and their weakness against the Laughter potion? Easy, they just might be amortal non-beings, too because of said weakness. The question would be which emotion causes their creation? Their history of emitting their screech when someone if about to die or the moment someone died might suggest that they were born out of the sadness caused by the loss of a loved one. But why would their wail be deathly when that was the case? Let's look at the effect other amortal non-beings have and what they are created from. A Dementor, created by despair, sucks out the happiness out of you to create even more despair. A Boggart, created by fear, turns into your worst fear to unduce even more fear (Gosh that was way too many "fear"s in one sentence). And a Poltergeist, created by Mischief, love to cause even more chaos. So every amortal non-being induces the emotion that created them into closeby people. Seems awfully fitting for the Banshee as well, right? Born out of the sadness of a tragic death only to bring more sadness by causing more deaths. That would also make Banshees the most dangerous known amortal non-being since their wail causes death to everyone around it. Not even the most dangerous non-being, the Dementor, can compare to that. A Dementor has to come close enough to perform their kiss while a Banshee has a far wider range in which they can kill everything immidiately.

That would, of course explain their weakness against the Laughing Potion. Because what is more harmful to sadness than laughter and happiness. So it might be that the potion doesn't only induce laughter, but rather induces happiness and a general nice feeling in the drinker which can ward of the negativity of a Banshee.


Let me know what you thought about this theory and if I've got anything wrong or if there are points which I might have missed.

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The Man in Harry's Dream is actually Harry himself as a death eater

Hi guys
You must 've seen the movie The Goblet Of fire. In the starting scenes it is shown Harry dreaming about Wormtail,Voldemort and an unidentified person. It is later revealed that the person Barty Crouch Jr.
It doesn't seems so exciting. The dream along with the scene at quiditch final is shown as if the person is so much important and suspicious.
Sorry to say but Crouch Jr doesn't fit in that criteria
It is also alleged that the person is Harry himself in his youth.
This is what the Dumbledore feared. It might be a possible threat or warning towards Harry Loyalty. But due to some difficulties WB couldn't approve it

Dont you find some resemblance between Harry and Crouch????????




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If u were

Imagine urself to be Hermione Granger
Ur are in ur 7th year, searching for Horcruxs
When Ron has his turn to wear the locket and the locket has its influence on him
Making him fight with Harry

What would you do
Snatch the locket or
"http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Accio locket"
Or just let what is happening..
Or anything else you would like..

Think and answer
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Book vs Movies

What do u think which is the best of Harry Potter - Book or Movie
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Question

What is your favourite spell mine is Arresto Momentum nd Alohmora...
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Why don't Harry nd Hermione together

I don't know How everyone ships Hermione with Ron or Hermione with Draco actually those people don't know that Hermione spent more time with Harry than Ron or Draco in every part nd the best example is the 1st , 3rd ,5th , 6th nd 7th and also they were close to each other every time...
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Wise words

Hi. Plz read this, it took me almost 2 weeks to write this 16 pearls of wisdom from Professor Dumbledore   Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was a wise and worldly wizard. Ever the philosopher on mather of ife and death, good and evil, our favourite headmaster didn’t only dish out wisdom exclusively relevant to magical folk; we could all learn a thing or two from Dumbledore’s wisest words. So here are his best sherbet lemon-sized nuggets of wisdom; you might want to write these down and wallpaper your room with them. ‘It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.’ ‘To the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.’ ‘Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.’ ‘The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.’ ‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ ‘You think the dead we have loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?’ ‘The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed …’ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ‘Curiosity is not a sin. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity … yes, indeed ...’ ‘Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.’ ‘Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.’ ‘It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!’ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret ‘Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty, if they forget what it was to be young … And I seem to have forgotten, lately ...’ ‘Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.’ ‘It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.’ ‘Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realise that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!’ ‘Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, the living
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Question

If Slytherin and Hufflepuff have secret rooms in Hogwarts. (One being the Chamber of Secrets, the other being the Room of Requirement) Would the other houses have secret rooms too?
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