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A '''cannon''' is a piece of artillery typically used as a weapon, although they are also commonly used for ceremonial purposes. A cannon was used at the start of each of the three tasks during the [[1994]] - [[1995]] [[Triwizard Tournament]]. [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Caretaker]] [[Argus Filch]] fired it, signalling the contestants to proceed to the task. On several occasions, he accidentally fired the cannon before it was time for the champions to proceed to the task.
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A '''cannon''' is a piece of artillery typically used as a weapon, although they are also commonly used for ceremonial purposes.
   
There is also a [[Quidditch]] team named the [[Chudley Cannons]].
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In [[1991]], while the [[Dursley family]] and [[Harry Potter]] were hiding out at the [[Hut-on-the-Rock]] following [[Vernon Dursley]]'s taking the family on the run from [[Wizardkind|wizards]], [[Dudley Dursley]] stupidly commented "Where's the cannon?" when [[Rubeus Hagrid]] knocked loudly on the door.<ref name="PS4">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 4 - (''The Keeper of the Keys'')</ref> Later that year, Harry pulled a [[Christmas cracker]] with [[Fred Weasley]] and it "went off with a blast like a cannon."<ref name="PS12">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 12 - (''The Mirror of Erised'')</ref>
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A cannon was used at the start of each of the three tasks during the [[1994]] - [[1995]] [[Triwizard Tournament]]. [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Caretaker]] [[Argus Filch]] fired it, signalling the contestants to proceed to the task. On the first occasion, he accidentally fired the cannon before it was time for the champions to proceed to the task as well as nearly bringing down the tent around him. The second time went without incident, but the third time was another early misfire; Dumbledore gestured with his wand towards the cannon, accidentally causing it to discharge.
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There is also a [[Quidditch]] team named the [[Chudley Cannons]], of whom [[Ron Weasley]] is very fond.
   
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{1st}}
   
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Latest revision as of 23:21, April 23, 2016

A cannon is a piece of artillery typically used as a weapon, although they are also commonly used for ceremonial purposes.

In 1991, while the Dursley family and Harry Potter were hiding out at the Hut-on-the-Rock following Vernon Dursley's taking the family on the run from wizards, Dudley Dursley stupidly commented "Where's the cannon?" when Rubeus Hagrid knocked loudly on the door.[1] Later that year, Harry pulled a Christmas cracker with Fred Weasley and it "went off with a blast like a cannon."[2]

A cannon was used at the start of each of the three tasks during the 1994 - 1995 Triwizard Tournament. Hogwarts Caretaker Argus Filch fired it, signalling the contestants to proceed to the task. On the first occasion, he accidentally fired the cannon before it was time for the champions to proceed to the task as well as nearly bringing down the tent around him. The second time went without incident, but the third time was another early misfire; Dumbledore gestured with his wand towards the cannon, accidentally causing it to discharge.

There is also a Quidditch team named the Chudley Cannons, of whom Ron Weasley is very fond.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 4 - (The Keeper of the Keys)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 12 - (The Mirror of Erised)

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