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}}This '''office''', used by [[Severus Snape]] during the lengthy amount of time that he spent as [[Potions master]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], was a gloomy and dimly-lit room found in the school [[dungeons]]<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>. The shadowy walls were lined with shelves of large glass jars filled with slimy, revolting things, such as bits of animals and plants, floating in potions of varying colours<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>. Snape's collection grew over time - in [[1994]] [[Harry Potter]] noted there were more jars than in [[1992]]<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>, and by [[1996]], there were hundreds of them<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>, even though Snape was no longer teaching the [[Potions (class)|subject of potions]]. The office had a fireplace. In a corner, there was a cupboard containing Snape's private stock of Potions ingredients. In [[1997]], the office also contained a table, but it is unknown if it had been there before<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>.
{{Quote|Harry privately felt he'd rather face [[Salazar Slytherin|Slytherin's]] [[Salazar Slytherin's basilisk|legendary monster]] than have Snape catch him robbing his office.|[[Harry Potter]]'s feelings for Snape's office.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
   
This '''office''', used by [[Severus Snape]] during the lengthy amount of time that he spent as [[Potions master]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], was a gloomy and dimly-lit room found in the school [[dungeons]]<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>. The shadowy walls were lined with shelves of large glass jars filled with slimy, revolting things, such as bits of animals and plants, floating in potions of varying colours<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>. Snape's collection grew over time - in [[1994]] [[Harry Potter]] noted there were more jars than in [[1992]]<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>, and by [[1996]], there were hundreds of them<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>, even though Snape was no longer teaching the [[Potions (class)|subject of potions]]. The office had a fireplace. In a corner, there was a cupboard containing Snape's private stock of Potions ingredients. In [[1997]], the office also contained a table, but it is unknown if it had been there before<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>.
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The office is sealed with a [[Door-sealing spell|spell]] only [[wizards]] can break<ref name="GF25">{{GOF}} - Chapter 25 (''The Egg and the Eye'')</ref>.
 
The office is sealed with a spell only [[wizards]] can break<ref name="GF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>.
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===1992===
 
===1992===
[[File:Camara-secreta-promocionais_(35).jpg|thumb|left|[[Severus Snape]] at his office]]
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[[File:Snapes Office.jpg|thumb|right|Snape's office in the film]]
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[[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] first entered Snape's office on [[1 September]], [[1992]]. Snape led them there after he caught them when they had flown the [[Flying Ford Anglia]] to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. They were chilled when they reached the room, and the fireplace was cold and empty. Because he was not authorised to punish them, he then left them there and fetched [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]], who lit a fire and asked them to explain. [[Albus Dumbledore|Professor Dumbledore]] joined them and decided not to expel the boys. However, Ron and Harry were not allowed to return to the feast and had pumpkin juice and sandwiches that McGonagall summoned in Snape's office before they went to bed<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>.
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[[File:Snape_COS_Office.jpg|thumb|Snape threatening Harry and Ron ]][[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] first entered Snape's office on [[1 September]], [[1992]]. Snape led them there after he caught them when they had flown the [[Flying Ford Anglia]] to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. They were chilled when they reached the room, and the fireplace was cold and empty. Because he was not authorised to punish them, he then left them there and fetched [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]], who lit a fire and asked them to explain. [[Albus Dumbledore|Professor Dumbledore]] joined them and decided not to expel the boys. However, Ron and Harry were not allowed to return to the feast and had pumpkin juice and sandwiches that McGonagall summoned in Snape's office before they went to bed<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>.
   
 
[[Hermione Granger]] stole [[bicorn horn]] and [[boomslang skin]] from Snape's office in [[1992]] for the [[Polyjuice Potion]]. She slipped out of a [[Potions (class)|Potions]] class while Harry diverted Snape<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>.
 
[[Hermione Granger]] stole [[bicorn horn]] and [[boomslang skin]] from Snape's office in [[1992]] for the [[Polyjuice Potion]]. She slipped out of a [[Potions (class)|Potions]] class while Harry diverted Snape<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>.
   
===1993===
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===1994===
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[[File:Camara-secreta-promocionais_(35).jpg|thumb|left|[[Severus Snape]] at his office]]
 
Snape caught Harry Potter after [[Draco Malfoy]] had seen him in [[Hogsmeade]] without the consent of a guardian and brought him to his office. Harry denied that he had been to Hogsmeade and accused Malfoy of hallucinations. They had a confrontation about Harry's father [[James Potter I|James Potter]] and Snape then confiscated the [[Marauder's Map]] and a bag from [[Zonko's Joke Shop]]. When the map coldly insulted him and showed the [[Marauders]]' nicknames, Snape called [[Remus Lupin]] and immediately accused him that Harry had acquired the map directly "from the manufacturers."<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref> Lupin replied that to him the paper just looked simply like an ordinary Zonko's product. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] burst in at that moment and claimed that he had given Harry everything Snape had found and Lupin declared that this had officially closed the case and then led the boys out of the office<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>.
 
Snape caught Harry Potter after [[Draco Malfoy]] had seen him in [[Hogsmeade]] without the consent of a guardian and brought him to his office. Harry denied that he had been to Hogsmeade and accused Malfoy of hallucinations. They had a confrontation about Harry's father [[James Potter I|James Potter]] and Snape then confiscated the [[Marauder's Map]] and a bag from [[Zonko's Joke Shop]]. When the map coldly insulted him and showed the [[Marauders]]' nicknames, Snape called [[Remus Lupin]] and immediately accused him that Harry had acquired the map directly "from the manufacturers."<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref> Lupin replied that to him the paper just looked simply like an ordinary Zonko's product. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] burst in at that moment and claimed that he had given Harry everything Snape had found and Lupin declared that this had officially closed the case and then led the boys out of the office<ref name="PA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>.
   
===1994===
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===1995===
[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch, Jr.]], disguised as [[Alastor Moody|Alastor &quot;Mad-Eye&quot; Moody]], stole ingredients for the [[Polyjuice Potion]] from Snape's office during the school year he spent at Hogwarts. Harry saw him on the Marauder's Map, but thought it was his father [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch, Sr.]]<ref name="GF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>. In the same year, [[Dobby]] stole [[gillyweed]] for Harry before the second task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]<ref name="GF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>.
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[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch, Jr.]], disguised as [[Alastor Moody|Alastor &quot;Mad-Eye&quot; Moody]], stole ingredients for the [[Polyjuice Potion]] from Snape's office during the school year he spent at Hogwarts. Harry saw him on the Marauder's Map, but thought it was his father [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch, Sr.]]<ref name="GF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>. In the same year, [[Dobby]] stole [[gillyweed]] for Harry before the second task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]<ref name="GF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>. As the office had been locked with a spell that only a wizard could break, Snape suspected Harry to be the culprit on all three counts of robbery. It was only when Barty confessed under the influence of [[Veritaserum]] that lifted these suspicions on Potter.
   
 
===1996===
 
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In [[January]] [[1996]] Snape started teaching Harry [[Occlumency]] in his office.<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> A [[Pensieve]] was on the desk on these occasions. During one of these lessons, when Snape was called away, Harry saw Snape's worst memory inside the Pensieve. When Snape found out, he threw him out and yelled that he didn't want to see Harry in his office ever again, going as far as to throw a jar of dead cockroaches that barely missed the back of Harry's head.<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
 
In [[January]] [[1996]] Snape started teaching Harry [[Occlumency]] in his office.<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref> A [[Pensieve]] was on the desk on these occasions. During one of these lessons, when Snape was called away, Harry saw Snape's worst memory inside the Pensieve. When Snape found out, he threw him out and yelled that he didn't want to see Harry in his office ever again, going as far as to throw a jar of dead cockroaches that barely missed the back of Harry's head.<ref name="OP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
   
Snape kept his old office in the dungeons even after he became the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher and thus had a classroom several floors above in Harry Potter's [[sixth year]]. Harry had come there for detention twice, once when he got cheeky against Snape during their first lesson of the year, and second for every Saturday until the end of the school year after he cursed [[Draco Malfoy]] with [[Sectumsempra]]. He had to clear out old cobwebby boxes of files about the wrongdoings of the Marauders at Hogwarts.<ref>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</ref>
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Snape kept his old office in the dungeons even after he became the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher and thus had a classroom several floors above in Harry Potter's [[sixth year]]. Harry had come there for detention twice, once when he got cheeky against Snape during their first lesson of the year, and second for every Saturday until the end of the school year after he cursed [[Draco Malfoy]] with [[Sectumsempra]]. He had to clear out old [[cobweb]]by boxes of files about the wrongdoings of the Marauders at Hogwarts. Throughout the year, Snape had repeatedly summoned Draco into the office in the hopes of assisting the young boy in [[Plot to assassinate Albus Dumbledore|assassinate]] [[Albus Dumbledore]], to which Draco ignored, something Snape noted that any other students would not get off of so easily.<ref>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Despite yelling at Harry never to return to the office during the [[1995–1996 school year]] following Potter's discovery of Snape's [[memory]], Snape had Harry return here for detention the [[1996–1997 school year|following year]].
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* [[File:Snapes Office.jpg|thumb|right|Snape's office in the film]]Despite yelling at Harry never to return to the office during the [[1995–1996 school year]] following Potter's discovery of Snape's [[memory]], Snape had Harry return here for detention the [[1996–1997 school year|following year]].
*In the second film this office looks very similar, if not the same, to the [[Potions Classroom]].
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* In the second film this office looks very similar, if not the same, to the [[Potions Classroom]].
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* The spell used to seal the office could be the [[Anti-Alohomora Charm]].
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 21:29, July 3, 2013

Snape's office
Severus Snape's office
Location information
Location

Dungeons, Hogwarts Castle, Scotland, Great Britain

Owner(s)

Severus Snape (1981-1997)

Permanent residents

Severus Snape (1981-1997)

This office, used by Severus Snape during the lengthy amount of time that he spent as Potions master at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, was a gloomy and dimly-lit room found in the school dungeons[1]. The shadowy walls were lined with shelves of large glass jars filled with slimy, revolting things, such as bits of animals and plants, floating in potions of varying colours[2]. Snape's collection grew over time - in 1994 Harry Potter noted there were more jars than in 1992[3], and by 1996, there were hundreds of them[2], even though Snape was no longer teaching the subject of potions. The office had a fireplace. In a corner, there was a cupboard containing Snape's private stock of Potions ingredients. In 1997, the office also contained a table, but it is unknown if it had been there before[4].

The office is sealed with a spell only wizards can break[5].

HistoryEdit

1992Edit

Snape COS Office
Snape threatening Harry and Ron
Harry Potter and Ron Weasley first entered Snape's office on 1 September, 1992. Snape led them there after he caught them when they had flown the Flying Ford Anglia to Hogwarts. They were chilled when they reached the room, and the fireplace was cold and empty. Because he was not authorised to punish them, he then left them there and fetched Professor McGonagall, who lit a fire and asked them to explain. Professor Dumbledore joined them and decided not to expel the boys. However, Ron and Harry were not allowed to return to the feast and had pumpkin juice and sandwiches that McGonagall summoned in Snape's office before they went to bed[1].

Hermione Granger stole bicorn horn and boomslang skin from Snape's office in 1992 for the Polyjuice Potion. She slipped out of a Potions class while Harry diverted Snape[1].

1994Edit

Camara-secreta-promocionais (35)
Severus Snape at his office
DumbledorefanAdded by Dumbledorefan

Snape caught Harry Potter after Draco Malfoy had seen him in Hogsmeade without the consent of a guardian and brought him to his office. Harry denied that he had been to Hogsmeade and accused Malfoy of hallucinations. They had a confrontation about Harry's father James Potter and Snape then confiscated the Marauder's Map and a bag from Zonko's Joke Shop. When the map coldly insulted him and showed the Marauders' nicknames, Snape called Remus Lupin and immediately accused him that Harry had acquired the map directly "from the manufacturers."[3] Lupin replied that to him the paper just looked simply like an ordinary Zonko's product. Ron Weasley burst in at that moment and claimed that he had given Harry everything Snape had found and Lupin declared that this had officially closed the case and then led the boys out of the office[3].

1995Edit

Barty Crouch, Jr., disguised as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, stole ingredients for the Polyjuice Potion from Snape's office during the school year he spent at Hogwarts. Harry saw him on the Marauder's Map, but thought it was his father Barty Crouch, Sr.[6]. In the same year, Dobby stole gillyweed for Harry before the second task of the Triwizard Tournament[6]. As the office had been locked with a spell that only a wizard could break, Snape suspected Harry to be the culprit on all three counts of robbery. It was only when Barty confessed under the influence of Veritaserum that lifted these suspicions on Potter.

1996Edit

"Get out, get out, I don't want to see you in this office ever again!"
—Severus Snape screaming at Harry Potter after viewing his worst memory.[src]
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ElphiasdogeAdded by Elphiasdoge

In January 1996 Snape started teaching Harry Occlumency in his office.[2] A Pensieve was on the desk on these occasions. During one of these lessons, when Snape was called away, Harry saw Snape's worst memory inside the Pensieve. When Snape found out, he threw him out and yelled that he didn't want to see Harry in his office ever again, going as far as to throw a jar of dead cockroaches that barely missed the back of Harry's head.[2]

Snape kept his old office in the dungeons even after he became the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher and thus had a classroom several floors above in Harry Potter's sixth year. Harry had come there for detention twice, once when he got cheeky against Snape during their first lesson of the year, and second for every Saturday until the end of the school year after he cursed Draco Malfoy with Sectumsempra. He had to clear out old cobwebby boxes of files about the wrongdoings of the Marauders at Hogwarts. Throughout the year, Snape had repeatedly summoned Draco into the office in the hopes of assisting the young boy in assassinate Albus Dumbledore, to which Draco ignored, something Snape noted that any other students would not get off of so easily.[7]


1997Edit

On the night of the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, Luna Lovegood and Hermione Granger kept watch in front of Snape's office until Professor Flitwick sprinted down the passageway and into the room. Snape Stunned Flitwick, told Luna and Hermione to look after him and disappeared[8].

When Snape was promoted to headmaster, he finally vacated this office and moved to the other one.

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Potions (class)
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Professors: Vindictus Veridian · Severus Snape · Horace Slughorn
Textbooks: Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions
Potions at Hogwarts: Potions Classroom · Potions Staircase · Potions basement · Potions Club · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom · Dungeon Five · Cauldron cupboard
Potioneers: Arsenius Jigger · Damocles · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Zygmunt Budge
Potions Studied: Boil-Cure Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Shrinking Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Wiggenweld Potion · Girding Potion · Antidotes · Strengthening Solution · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Draught of Living Death · Amortentia · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Hiccoughing Solution · Poison Antidote · Swelling Solution · Draught of Peace · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Polyjuice Potion

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