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{{Quote|Harry watched with terror and elation as Molly Weasley's wand slashed and twisted, and Bellatrix Lestrange's smile faltered and became a snarl. Jets of light flew from both wands, the floor around the witches' feet became hot and cracked; both women were fighting to kill.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|Harry watched with terror and elation as Molly Weasley's wand slashed and twisted, and Bellatrix Lestrange's smile faltered and became a snarl. Jets of light flew from both wands, the floor around the witches' feet became hot and cracked; both women were fighting to kill.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
This '''duel''' was fought between [[Molly Weasley]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], taking place in the [[Great Hall]] of [[Hogwarts Castle]] after the hour-long halt during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. [[Molly Weasley]], the matriach of the [[Weasley family]], and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], one of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s [[Death Eater]]s and described as his last, best lieutenant, engaged in the duel after the latter nearly killed Molly's daughter, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]]. After Molly cast a well-aimed lethal spell at Bellatrix, she toppled lifeless to the ground, making [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] scream in fury and point his wand at [[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]]. [[Harry Potter]] cast a [[Shield Charm]] between the two of them, thus revealling himself and setting the stage for the [[Duel in the Great Hall|duel]] that ended the [[Second Wizarding War]].
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This '''duel''' was fought between [[Molly Weasley]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], taking place in the [[Great Hall]] of [[Hogwarts Castle]] after the hour-long halt during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. [[Molly Weasley]], the matriarch of the [[Weasley family]], and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], one of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s [[Death Eater]]s and described as his last, best lieutenant, engaged in the duel after the latter nearly killed Molly's daughter, [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]].
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After Molly cast a well-aimed lethal spell at Bellatrix, she toppled lifeless to the ground, making [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] scream in fury and point his wand at [[Molly Weasley|Mrs Weasley]]. [[Harry Potter]] cast a [[Shield Charm]] between the two of them, thus revealling himself and setting the stage for the [[Duel in the Great Hall|duel]] that ended the [[Second Wizarding War]].
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
{{Quote|NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!|[[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]] pushes aside [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] and starts the duel.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Quote|NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!|[[Molly Weasley|Mrs Weasley]] before starting the duel.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
After the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] recommenced, the arrival of the [[Forbidden Forest Centaur colony|Hogwarts Centaur herd]], [[Grawp]], and the shopkeeps and homeowners of [[Hogsmeade]] forced the battle to move inside the Castle, with duellers being forced into the [[Great Hall]] by the charging forces.<ref name="DH36">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 36 (''The Flaw in the Plan'')</ref>
 
After the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] recommenced, the arrival of the [[Forbidden Forest Centaur colony|Hogwarts Centaur herd]], [[Grawp]], and the shopkeeps and homeowners of [[Hogsmeade]] forced the battle to move inside the Castle, with duellers being forced into the [[Great Hall]] by the charging forces.<ref name="DH36">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 36 (''The Flaw in the Plan'')</ref>
   
[[File:Molly battle of Hogwart.jpg|left|300px|thumb|[[Molly Weasley]] raises her wand towards [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]].]]Fifty yards away from [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], who duelled against [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Horace Slughorn]], [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] battled against [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ginevra Weasley]] and [[Luna Lovegood]]. During the [[duel]], Bellatrix shot a [[Killing Curse]] at Ginny, missing her target by an inch. [[Molly Weasley]] witnessed it and, enraged at the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]], ran towards her throwing off her cloak to free her arms as Bellatrix roared with laughter at the sight of her new challenger.<ref name="DH36"/>
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[[File:00Molly_battle_of_Hogwart.jpg|thumb|left|240px|[[Molly Weasley]] raises her wand towards [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]]]]
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Fifty yards away from [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], who duelled against [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Horace Slughorn]], [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]], [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] battled against [[Hermione Granger]], [[Ginevra Weasley]] and [[Luna Lovegood]]. During the [[duel]], Bellatrix shot a [[Killing Curse]] at Ginny, missing her target by an inch. [[Molly Weasley]] witnessed it and, enraged at the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]], ran towards her throwing off her cloak to free her arms as Bellatrix roared with laughter at the sight of her new challenger.<ref name="DH36" />
   
 
===The duel===
 
===The duel===
{{Dialogue a-b|Bellatrix Lestrange|What will happen to your children when I've killed you? When Mummy's gone the same way as Freddie?|Molly Weasley|You — will — never — touch — our — children — again!|[[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] taunts [[Molly Weasley|Mrs. Weasley]] during the duel.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Bellatrix Lestrange|What will happen to your children when I've killed you? When Mummy's gone the same way as Freddie?|Molly Weasley|You — will — never — touch — our — children — again!|[[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] taunts [[Molly Weasley|Mrs Weasley]] during the duel.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Last_Block.png|right|thumb|250px|[[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] fights back.]]
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[[File:Tumblr m0qey7hIb51qgt0vro3 250.gif|frame|[[Molly Weasley]] and [[Bellatrix]] locked in combat with one another]]
[[Molly Weasley]] started the duel with a quick swipe of her wand. Bellatrix, however, did not take Molly seriously in the least, having started duelling with an expression of derision on her face. As Mrs. Weasley's wand slashed and twisted, Bellatrix's smile faltered and became a snarl, the floor around the two witches' feet becoming hot and cracked with the intensity of their [[spell]]-casting. At this point, a few [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] students ran forward to aid Mrs. Weasley, but were dismissed with a "''No! Get back! ''Get back!'' She is mine!''". Bellatrix then started taunting Mrs. Weasley over [[Fred Weasley|her son]]'s murder, and gave an exhilarated laugh as her opponent cast the fatal blow that struck Bellatrix squarely in the chest, directly over her heart. Bellatrix's gloating smile froze, her eyes seemed to bulge and then her lifeless body toppled to the ground.<ref name="DH36"/>
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[[Molly Weasley]] started the duel with a quick swipe of her wand. Bellatrix, however, did not take Molly seriously in the least, having started duelling with an expression of derision on her face. As Mrs Weasley's wand slashed and twisted, Bellatrix's smile faltered and became a snarl, the floor around the two witches' feet becoming hot and cracked with the intensity of their [[spell]]-casting. At this point, a few [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] students ran forward to aid Mrs Weasley, but were dismissed with a "''No! Get back! ''Get back!'' She is mine!''". Bellatrix then started taunting Mrs Weasley over [[Fred Weasley|her son]]'s murder, and gave an exhilarated laugh as her opponent cast the fatal blow that struck Bellatrix squarely in the chest, directly over her heart. Bellatrix's gloating smile froze, her eyes seemed to bulge and then her lifeless body toppled to the ground.<ref name="DH36" />
[[File:Bellatrix_dead.jpg|thumb|left|300px|A dead Bellatrix at Molly Weasley's feet.]]
 
   
 
===Aftermath===
 
===Aftermath===
{{Quote|Bellatrix's gloating smile froze, her eyes seemed to bulge: for the tiniest space of time she knew what had happened, and then she toppled, and the watching crowd roared, and Voldemort screamed.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}} After she shockingly toppled to the ground, an outraged [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] turned on Molly. This prompted [[Harry Potter]] to reveal himself, and the [[Voldemort's Last Stand|final showdown between him and Voldemort]] ensued. Bellatrix did not live to see the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]] and her master's final defeat mere moments later.<ref name="DH36"/>
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[[File:00Bellatrix_dead.jpg|thumb|left|230px|A dead Bellatrix at Molly Weasley's feet.]]
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{{Quote|Bellatrix's gloating smile froze, her eyes seemed to bulge: for the tiniest space of time she knew what had happened, and then she toppled, and the watching crowd roared, and Voldemort screamed.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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After she shockingly toppled to the ground, an outraged [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] turned on Molly. This prompted [[Harry Potter]] to cast a [[Shield Charm ]]between the two and in the process reveal himself, the [[Voldemort's Last Stand|final showdown between him and Voldemort]] ensued. Bellatrix did not live to see the end of the [[Second Wizarding War]] and her master's final defeat mere moments later.<ref name="DH36" />
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:Bellacurse2.png|thumb|240px|Bellatrix turned into the stone.]]
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|second part of the film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Deathly Hallows]]'', this duel has some noticeable differences:
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|second part of the film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Deathly Hallows]]'', this duel has some noticeable differences:
**In the film adaptation, Bellatrix throws her arms up as her skin disintegrates, and then she explodes. In the book she just falls over, dead.
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**In the film adaptation, Bellatrix is turned to stone, breathing in deeply with an expression of shock, and then, after being hit by another spell by Mrs Weasley, explodes. In the book she just falls over, dead.
**In the film adaptation, [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] casts a curse at [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], who deflects it using a [[Shield Charm]].
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**In the film, after Bella's retaliation against Molly's attack, Molly proceeds to cast what looks like 4 killing curses in a row but they are all blocked by Bellatrix. In the books, Killing Curses are not able to be blocked by a simple Shield Charm.
**[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] are also nowhere to be seen, as Hermione is fighting Nagini with Ron.
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**In the film adaptation, [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]] casts a blue spell at [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] instead of a Killing Curse, who deflects it using a [[Shield Charm]]. In the book she just avoids it.
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**[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] and [[Luna Lovegood|Luna]] are also not dueling Bellatrix alongside Ginny, as Hermione is fighting Nagini with Ron on the [[Grand Staircase]] and Luna can be seen fighting Death Eaters behind Bellatrix.
 
**In the film adaptation, the duel takes place atop one of the House tables, instead of on the stone floor, as specified in the book.
 
**In the film adaptation, the duel takes place atop one of the House tables, instead of on the stone floor, as specified in the book.
**In the film adaptation, instead of using a lethal curse, Molly used a [[Petrifying curse|spell to make Bellatrix's body become sunken and sallow]], then uses another [[Disintegration curse|curse to blast Bellatrix's body into pieces]].
 
 
**In the film adaptation, neither [[Harry Potter|Harry]] nor [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] witness the duel, as they are facing off on the [[Grand Staircase]], the [[Marble Staircase]] and later on a [[Catwalks by the Quad battlements|set of catwalks]] by [[The Quad battlements]].
 
**In the film adaptation, neither [[Harry Potter|Harry]] nor [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] witness the duel, as they are facing off on the [[Grand Staircase]], the [[Marble Staircase]] and later on a [[Catwalks by the Quad battlements|set of catwalks]] by [[The Quad battlements]].
*It has been suggested that this is the collision of two female archetypes, the Mother and the Fury.
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**In the film adaptation, Bellatrix is not the last standing Death Eater.
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', Molly and Kingsley duel Bellatrix on [[The Quad battlements]].
 
*In ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]'', Molly and Kingsley duel Bellatrix on [[The Quad battlements]].
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*In the Page to Screen Limited Edition set, there is an image shown indicating an alternate death to Bellatrix, where she is blasted into the wall behind her and laying amongst a pile of crutches.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)|second part of the video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Deathly Hallows]]'', this duel has some noticeable differences:
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**Bellatrix starts shooting randomly before she sees Ginny Weasley. In the book Molly arrives while Bellatrix is duelling Ginny, Hermione and Luna.
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**Molly uses the line "You will never touch my children again!" after Bellatrix is defeated, just like in the book, however this does not occur in the film.
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**Bellatrix shoots down a corner of the roof of the [[Great Hall]]. This doesn't happen in the book.
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**Molly and Bellatrix runs all over the Great Hall shooting spells and curses, while teasing each other, Molly even teasing Bellatrix when she's (Molly) taking over. In the book they're only standing at one spot.
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**Bellatrix uses several taunts against Molly such as "You should get off your feet more" and "How is little Freddie, Still not with us?". Molly says "You'll regret the day you escaped from Azkaban!".
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*There are places to seek for cover from spells coming towards. Not needed for the book.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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Duel between Molly Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange
Part of the Battle of Hogwarts
Date

2 May, 1998

Location

Great Hall, Hogwarts Castle, Scotland

Result

Molly Weasley kills Bellatrix Lestrange

Combatants

Molly Weasley

Bellatrix Lestrange

Casualties

Bellatrix Lestrange

"Harry watched with terror and elation as Molly Weasley's wand slashed and twisted, and Bellatrix Lestrange's smile faltered and became a snarl. Jets of light flew from both wands, the floor around the witches' feet became hot and cracked; both women were fighting to kill."
—Description.[src]

This duel was fought between Molly Weasley and Bellatrix Lestrange, taking place in the Great Hall of Hogwarts Castle after the hour-long halt during the Battle of Hogwarts. Molly Weasley, the matriarch of the Weasley family, and Bellatrix Lestrange, one of Lord Voldemort's Death Eaters and described as his last, best lieutenant, engaged in the duel after the latter nearly killed Molly's daughter, Ginny.

After Molly cast a well-aimed lethal spell at Bellatrix, she toppled lifeless to the ground, making Voldemort scream in fury and point his wand at Mrs Weasley. Harry Potter cast a Shield Charm between the two of them, thus revealling himself and setting the stage for the duel that ended the Second Wizarding War.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

"NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"
Mrs Weasley before starting the duel.[src]

After the Battle of Hogwarts recommenced, the arrival of the Hogwarts Centaur herd, Grawp, and the shopkeeps and homeowners of Hogsmeade forced the battle to move inside the Castle, with duellers being forced into the Great Hall by the charging forces.[1]

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Molly Weasley raises her wand towards Bellatrix

Fifty yards away from Lord Voldemort, who duelled against Minerva McGonagall, Horace Slughorn, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Bellatrix Lestrange battled against Hermione Granger, Ginevra Weasley and Luna Lovegood. During the duel, Bellatrix shot a Killing Curse at Ginny, missing her target by an inch. Molly Weasley witnessed it and, enraged at the Death Eater, ran towards her throwing off her cloak to free her arms as Bellatrix roared with laughter at the sight of her new challenger.[1]

The duelEdit

Bellatrix Lestrange: "What will happen to your children when I've killed you? When Mummy's gone the same way as Freddie?"
Molly Weasley: "You — will — never — touch — our — children — again!"
Bellatrix taunts Mrs Weasley during the duel.[src]
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Molly Weasley and Bellatrix locked in combat with one another

Molly Weasley started the duel with a quick swipe of her wand. Bellatrix, however, did not take Molly seriously in the least, having started duelling with an expression of derision on her face. As Mrs Weasley's wand slashed and twisted, Bellatrix's smile faltered and became a snarl, the floor around the two witches' feet becoming hot and cracked with the intensity of their spell-casting. At this point, a few Hogwarts students ran forward to aid Mrs Weasley, but were dismissed with a "No! Get back! Get back! She is mine!". Bellatrix then started taunting Mrs Weasley over her son's murder, and gave an exhilarated laugh as her opponent cast the fatal blow that struck Bellatrix squarely in the chest, directly over her heart. Bellatrix's gloating smile froze, her eyes seemed to bulge and then her lifeless body toppled to the ground.[1]

AftermathEdit

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A dead Bellatrix at Molly Weasley's feet.

"Bellatrix's gloating smile froze, her eyes seemed to bulge: for the tiniest space of time she knew what had happened, and then she toppled, and the watching crowd roared, and Voldemort screamed."
—Description.[src]

After she shockingly toppled to the ground, an outraged Voldemort turned on Molly. This prompted Harry Potter to cast a Shield Charm between the two and in the process reveal himself, the final showdown between him and Voldemort ensued. Bellatrix did not live to see the end of the Second Wizarding War and her master's final defeat mere moments later.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Bellacurse2

Bellatrix turned into the stone.

  • In the second part of the film adaptation of Deathly Hallows, this duel has some noticeable differences:
    • In the film adaptation, Bellatrix is turned to stone, breathing in deeply with an expression of shock, and then, after being hit by another spell by Mrs Weasley, explodes. In the book she just falls over, dead.
    • In the film, after Bella's retaliation against Molly's attack, Molly proceeds to cast what looks like 4 killing curses in a row but they are all blocked by Bellatrix. In the books, Killing Curses are not able to be blocked by a simple Shield Charm.
    • In the film adaptation, Bellatrix casts a blue spell at Ginny Weasley instead of a Killing Curse, who deflects it using a Shield Charm. In the book she just avoids it.
    • Hermione and Luna are also not dueling Bellatrix alongside Ginny, as Hermione is fighting Nagini with Ron on the Grand Staircase and Luna can be seen fighting Death Eaters behind Bellatrix.
    • In the film adaptation, the duel takes place atop one of the House tables, instead of on the stone floor, as specified in the book.
    • In the film adaptation, neither Harry nor Voldemort witness the duel, as they are facing off on the Grand Staircase, the Marble Staircase and later on a set of catwalks by The Quad battlements.
    • In the film adaptation, Bellatrix is not the last standing Death Eater.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Molly and Kingsley duel Bellatrix on The Quad battlements.
  • In the Page to Screen Limited Edition set, there is an image shown indicating an alternate death to Bellatrix, where she is blasted into the wall behind her and laying amongst a pile of crutches.
  • In the second part of the video game adaptation of Deathly Hallows, this duel has some noticeable differences:
    • Bellatrix starts shooting randomly before she sees Ginny Weasley. In the book Molly arrives while Bellatrix is duelling Ginny, Hermione and Luna.
    • Molly uses the line "You will never touch my children again!" after Bellatrix is defeated, just like in the book, however this does not occur in the film.
    • Bellatrix shoots down a corner of the roof of the Great Hall. This doesn't happen in the book.
    • Molly and Bellatrix runs all over the Great Hall shooting spells and curses, while teasing each other, Molly even teasing Bellatrix when she's (Molly) taking over. In the book they're only standing at one spot.
    • Bellatrix uses several taunts against Molly such as "You should get off your feet more" and "How is little Freddie, Still not with us?". Molly says "You'll regret the day you escaped from Azkaban!".
  • There are places to seek for cover from spells coming towards. Not needed for the book.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
 

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