While watching Sybill Trelawney teaching a Divination class during 1995–1996 school year, Dolores Umbridge remarked that she was "just a fly on the wall," a phrase used to denote an unobtrusive or unseen observer.
Later that same school year, Harry Potter told Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape that Katie Bell "wouldn't hurt a fly," a saying used to indicate that someone has an exceptionally gentle nature.
In 1997, after Bathilda Bagshot was killed by Nagini, her home became infested with flies. Bathilda, whose dead body was occupied by Nagini, was described as smelling bad and having flies buzzing around her.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Deleted scenes mention)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault (mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Fly" on Wikipedia
- ↑ Pottermore
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)
- ↑ LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - Year 4 - Hedge Maze end
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- ↑ "Fly on the wall" on Wiktionary
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- ↑ "Wouldn't hurt a fly" on Wikitonary
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows