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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.
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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 several occasions, he accidentally fired the cannon before it was time for the champions to proceed to the task.
   
 
There is also a [[Quidditch]] team named the [[Chudley Cannons]].
 
There is also a [[Quidditch]] team named the [[Chudley Cannons]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[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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==Notes and references==
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[[Category:Objects]]

Latest revision as of 04:44, March 16, 2013

GOF Cannon 1
Cannon
Object information
Usage

Used to signal the start of the Triwizard Tournament tasks

Owners

Hogwarts

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 several occasions, he accidentally fired the cannon before it was time for the champions to proceed to the task.

There is also a Quidditch team named the Chudley Cannons.

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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