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'''[[Alastor Moody]]'s magical eye''' acted as a replacement eye for him after he lost his original one in battle. It is a round, electric-blue eye that he placed into his empty eye socket. It can rotate 360 degrees in Moody's head and allowed him to see through anything, whether it be wood, [[Invisibility cloak]]s, or even the back of his own head. However, there appeared to be limits, since Albus Dumbledore was presumably able to cast a Disilliusionment Charm so strong that it cloaked not just him but also Professors McGonagall and Snape from Barty Crouch Jr's perception when they apprehended him. It is this eye that earned Moody his nickname "Mad-Eye."
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'''[[Alastor Moody]]'s magical eye''' acted as a replacement eye for him after he lost his original one in battle.
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==Overview==
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[[File:Tumblr_mwtx268xki1qc17ifo6_r1_250.gif|frame|left|Moody's magical eye zooming in on [[Harry Potter]]]]The device is a round, electric-blue eye that he placed into his empty eye socket. It can rotate 360 degrees in Moody's head and allowed him to see through anything, whether it be wood, [[Invisibility cloak]]s, or even the back of his own head. It is this eye that earned Moody his nickname "Mad-Eye".
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It seems the eye is made particularly for Moody, since after [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] wore it, the eye began to malfunction by being stuck in mid-rotations when it returned to Moody's socket.<ref name="OOTP3">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 3 (''The [[Advance Guard]]'')</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===First Wizarding War===
 
===First Wizarding War===
Sometime during the [[First Wizarding War]], Moody lost his eye during a clash with [[Death Eaters]], and had the magical glass eye inserted as a replacement.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 30 (''The [[Pensieve]]'')</ref>
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Sometime during the [[First Wizarding War]], Moody lost his eye during a clash with [[Death Eaters]], and had the magical glass eye inserted as a replacement.<ref>{{GOF}} - Chapter 30 (''The [[Pensieve]]'')</ref>
   
 
===1994-1995===
 
===1994-1995===
During summer [[1994]], before Moody was able to take his one-year post as [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[professor|teacher]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], he was attacked and captured by [[Peter Pettigrew]] and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] Using [[Polyjuice Potion]], Crouch Jr. disguised himself as Moody and then took Moody's eye and leg as his own.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 35 (''[[Veritaserum]]'')</ref>
 
   
 
{{Quote|Damn it, it keeps getting stuck — ever since that scum wore it.|The damage the eye suffered from Crouch's wearing.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote|Damn it, it keeps getting stuck — ever since that scum wore it.|The damage the eye suffered from Crouch's wearing.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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During summer [[1994]], before Moody was able to take his one-year post as [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[professor|teacher]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], he was attacked and captured by [[Peter Pettigrew]] and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] Using [[Polyjuice Potion]], Crouch Jr. disguised himself as Moody and then took Moody's eye and leg as his own. Crouch was able to make good use of the eye himself throughout the year.<ref>{{GOF}} - Chapter 35 (''[[Veritaserum]]'')</ref>
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After Moody was freed and regained his eye, the eye tended to get stuck in mid-rotations at times, due to Barty Crouch having worn it. Moody had to put the eye in [[water]] and clean it to get it to function properly once more.<ref name="OOTP3"/>
   
After Moody was freed and regained his eye, the eye tended to get stuck in mid-rotations at times, due to Barty Crouch having worn it. Moody had to put the eye in [[water]] and clean it to get it to function properly once more.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 3 (''The [[Advance Guard]]'')</ref>
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===1996===
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In the summer of 1996, when meeting [[Harry Potter]] at [[King's Cross Station]], Moody hid the magical eye with a bowler hat. When, however, he and the other members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], issued a warning to the [[Dursley family|Dursleys]] regarding their treatment of Harry Potter and [[Vernon Dursley]] asked if he looked like he could be intimidated, Moody pulled back the hat to reveal the eye and Vernon leapt backward in horror, proving that he could indeed be intimidated.<ref name="OP38">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 38 - (''The Second War Begins'')</ref>
   
 
===1997-1998===
 
===1997-1998===
 
In July [[1997]], Moody was killed by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]. Moody's corpse was recovered by the Death Eaters, and his magical eye was taken by [[Dolores Umbridge]], who used it to keep track of her subordinates in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
 
In July [[1997]], Moody was killed by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]. Moody's corpse was recovered by the Death Eaters, and his magical eye was taken by [[Dolores Umbridge]], who used it to keep track of her subordinates in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
   
[[File:Moody-eye-ministry.png|thumb|Moody's Eye in the Ministry]]When [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|broke into the Ministry]], Harry found the eye and was revolted by how it was being used.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 13 (''The [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]]'')</ref> He took it off its wall, which raised alarm. After the trio fled from the Ministry and to the forest near where the [[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]] was held, Harry buried the eye under the oldest, most gnarled and resilient-looking tree he could find, and marked the grave with a small cross. With this, Moody was given a proper burial, as far as was possible.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 14 (''The Thief'')</ref>
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[[File:Moody-eye-ministry.png|thumb|Moody's Eye in the Ministry]]When Harry Potter, [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|broke into the Ministry]], Harry found the eye and was revolted by how it was being used.<ref>{{DH}} - Chapter 13 (''The [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]]'')</ref> He took it off its wall, which raised alarm. After the trio fled from the Ministry and to the forest near where the [[1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]] was held, Harry buried the eye under the oldest, most gnarled and resilient-looking tree he could find, and marked the grave with a small cross. With this, Moody was given a proper burial, as far as was possible.<ref>{{DH}} - Chapter 14 (''The Thief'')</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In the [[Harry Potter books|novels]], the magical eye replaced Moody's right eye. In the [[Harry Potter films|films]], it replaced his left.
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* In the [[Harry Potter books|novels]], the magical eye replaced Moody's right eye. In the [[Harry Potter films|films]], it replaced his left.
*In the books, the eye has been depicted to be simply to be inserted into his empty eye socket. In the films, it requires some special holder strapped around the socket.
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* In the books, the eye has been depicted to be simply to be inserted into his empty eye socket. In the films, it requires some special holder strapped around the socket.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|fourth film]], the eye has shown to also have zoom-in capabilities.
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* In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|fourth film]], the eye has shown to also have zoom-in capabilities.
*It is unknown if this eye is unique to Moody, or if anyone can get one if they needed an eye-replacement, although the fact that it is powerful enough to see through the [[Cloak of Invisibility]], one of the [[Deathly Hallows]], suggests that it may be a rare artefact or, at least, not commonly found or produced.
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* It is unknown if this eye is unique to Moody, or if anyone can get one if they needed an eye-replacement, although the fact that it is powerful enough to see through the [[Cloak of Invisibility]], one of the [[Deathly Hallows]], suggests that it may be a rare artefact or, at least, not commonly found or produced.
*Although the magical eye was seen as a cameo on the door of [[Dolores Umbridge]]s office following Moody's death in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', there is no indication of Umbridge receiving it as a gift. Additionally, the parts of Umbridge using the eye to spy on the Ministry workers, Harry learning it is there and retrieving it, as well as Harry burying the magical eye out of respect for the late Moody, have been omitted.
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* Although the magical eye was seen as a cameo on the door of [[Dolores Umbridge]]s office following Moody's death in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', there is no indication of Umbridge receiving it as a gift. Additionally, the parts of Umbridge using the eye to spy on the Ministry workers, Harry learning it is there and retrieving it, as well as Harry burying the magical eye out of respect for the late Moody, have been omitted.
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Moody's eye is like his normal eye in colour, though larger than his normal eye and held up by a strap.
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* In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', Moody's eye is like his normal eye in colour, though larger than his normal eye and held up by a strap.
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' Moody's eye is much larger and [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ron Weasley|Ron]] as [[Reg Cattermole|Cattermole]] and [[Albert Runcorn|Runcorn]] must make a violin out of [[Diffindo]] pieces and lull the eye to sleep, then sneak in.
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* In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'' Moody's eye is much larger and [[Harry Potter|Harry]] and [[Ron Weasley|Ron]] as [[Reg Cattermole|Cattermole]] and [[Albert Runcorn|Runcorn]] must make a violin with the [[Severing Charm]] and lull the eye to sleep, then sneak in.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{1st}}
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* {{GOF}} {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
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* {{GOFF}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
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* {{GOFVG}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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* {{OOTP}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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* {{OOTPF}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
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* {{OOTPVG}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Comment|Flashback in Disc 2}}
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* {{HBPF}} {{Comment|Flashback in Disc 2}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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* {{DH}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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* {{DHF1}}
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]''
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
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* ''[[LEGO Harry Potter|Harry Potter LEGO Sets]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[Category:Dolores Umbridge's possessions]]
 
[[Category:Harry Potter's possessions]]
 
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[[Category:Amputations]]

Latest revision as of 14:28, April 22, 2014

Moodyeye
Alastor Moody's magical eye
Object information
Made

Between 1981 and 1994

Usage

Eye replacement; capable of seeing through objects

Owners

Alastor Moody's magical eye acted as a replacement eye for him after he lost his original one in battle.

OverviewEdit

Tumblr mwtx268xki1qc17ifo6 r1 250

Moody's magical eye zooming in on Harry Potter

The device is a round, electric-blue eye that he placed into his empty eye socket. It can rotate 360 degrees in Moody's head and allowed him to see through anything, whether it be wood, Invisibility cloaks, or even the back of his own head. It is this eye that earned Moody his nickname "Mad-Eye".

It seems the eye is made particularly for Moody, since after Barty Crouch Jr. wore it, the eye began to malfunction by being stuck in mid-rotations when it returned to Moody's socket.[1]

HistoryEdit

First Wizarding WarEdit

Sometime during the First Wizarding War, Moody lost his eye during a clash with Death Eaters, and had the magical glass eye inserted as a replacement.[2]

1994-1995Edit

"Damn it, it keeps getting stuck — ever since that scum wore it."
—The damage the eye suffered from Crouch's wearing.[src]

During summer 1994, before Moody was able to take his one-year post as Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he was attacked and captured by Peter Pettigrew and Barty Crouch Jr. Using Polyjuice Potion, Crouch Jr. disguised himself as Moody and then took Moody's eye and leg as his own. Crouch was able to make good use of the eye himself throughout the year.[3]

After Moody was freed and regained his eye, the eye tended to get stuck in mid-rotations at times, due to Barty Crouch having worn it. Moody had to put the eye in water and clean it to get it to function properly once more.[1]

1996Edit

In the summer of 1996, when meeting Harry Potter at King's Cross Station, Moody hid the magical eye with a bowler hat. When, however, he and the other members of the Order of the Phoenix, issued a warning to the Dursleys regarding their treatment of Harry Potter and Vernon Dursley asked if he looked like he could be intimidated, Moody pulled back the hat to reveal the eye and Vernon leapt backward in horror, proving that he could indeed be intimidated.[4]

1997-1998Edit

In July 1997, Moody was killed by Lord Voldemort during the Battle of the Seven Potters. Moody's corpse was recovered by the Death Eaters, and his magical eye was taken by Dolores Umbridge, who used it to keep track of her subordinates in the Ministry of Magic.

Moody-eye-ministry

Moody's Eye in the Ministry

When Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley broke into the Ministry, Harry found the eye and was revolted by how it was being used.[5] He took it off its wall, which raised alarm. After the trio fled from the Ministry and to the forest near where the 1994 Quidditch World Cup was held, Harry buried the eye under the oldest, most gnarled and resilient-looking tree he could find, and marked the grave with a small cross. With this, Moody was given a proper burial, as far as was possible.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the novels, the magical eye replaced Moody's right eye. In the films, it replaced his left.
  • In the books, the eye has been depicted to be simply to be inserted into his empty eye socket. In the films, it requires some special holder strapped around the socket.
  • In the fourth film, the eye has shown to also have zoom-in capabilities.
  • It is unknown if this eye is unique to Moody, or if anyone can get one if they needed an eye-replacement, although the fact that it is powerful enough to see through the Cloak of Invisibility, one of the Deathly Hallows, suggests that it may be a rare artefact or, at least, not commonly found or produced.
  • Although the magical eye was seen as a cameo on the door of Dolores Umbridges office following Moody's death in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, there is no indication of Umbridge receiving it as a gift. Additionally, the parts of Umbridge using the eye to spy on the Ministry workers, Harry learning it is there and retrieving it, as well as Harry burying the magical eye out of respect for the late Moody, have been omitted.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Moody's eye is like his normal eye in colour, though larger than his normal eye and held up by a strap.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Moody's eye is much larger and Harry and Ron as Cattermole and Runcorn must make a violin with the Severing Charm and lull the eye to sleep, then sneak in.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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