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|date=[[2 May]], [[1998]]
 
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|location=[[Covered Bridge]], [[Hogwarts Castle]], [[Scotland]]
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|location=[[Wooden Bridge]], [[Hogwarts Castle]], [[Scotland]]
|result =Covered Bridge destroyed
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{{Quote|That went well.|[[Neville Longbottom]] after the bridge collapses.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
 
{{Quote|That went well.|[[Neville Longbottom]] after the bridge collapses.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
This '''skirmish''' was one of the first conflicts of the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. Shortly after [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]] managed to break the protective enchantments around [[Hogwarts Castle]] at midnight of [[2 May]], [[1998]], the [[Snatchers]] tried to cross the [[Covered Bridge]] in order to gain access to the Castle. [[Neville Longbottom]], who was stationed on the [[Covered Bridge entrance]], briefly [[duel]]led [[Scabior]] before blowing up the bridge, sending [[Scabior]] and many [[Snatchers]] to their deaths on the chasm below.
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This '''skirmish''' was one of the first conflicts of the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. Shortly after [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]] managed to break the protective enchantments around [[Hogwarts Castle]] at midnight of [[2 May]], [[1998]] during the height of the Second Wizarding War.
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The [[Snatchers]] tried to cross the [[Wooden Bridge]] in order to gain access to the Castle. [[Neville Longbottom]], who was stationed on the [[Gatehouse]], briefly [[duel]]led [[Scabior]] before blowing up the bridge, sending [[Scabior]] and many [[Snatchers]] to their deaths on the chasm below.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
===Background===
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===Background information===
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b-a-b|Neville Longbottom|Let me get this straight, Professor. You're actually giving us permission to do this?|Minerva McGonagall|That is correct, Longbottom.|To blow it up? Boom?|BOOM!|Wicked. But how are we gonna do that?|Why don't you confer with Mr. Finnigan? As I recall, he has a particular proclivity for pyrotechnics.|[[Neville Longbottom]] and [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]] discussing the destruction of the [[Covered Bridge]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
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{{Template:Dialogue|Neville Longbottom|To blow it up? Boom?|Minerva McGonagall|BOOM!|[[Neville]] and [[Professor McGonagall]] discussing the destruction of the [[Wooden Bridge]].|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
[[File:Death during battle of hogwarts.JPG|left|300px|thumb|[[Three unidentified Snatchers who disintegrated during the Battle of Hogwarts|Three Snatchers]] die after crossing the magical barrier around the Castle.]]
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[[File:Death_during_battle_of_hogwarts.JPG|thumb|left|240px|[[Three unidentified Snatchers who disintegrated during the Battle of Hogwarts|Three Snatchers]] die after crossing the magical barrier around the Castle.]]
After [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s ultimatum to give him [[Harry Potter]], who was at the Castle, the Hogwarts forces started to organise their defences and to prepare themselves for battle. As the teachers secured the Castle, [[Minerva McGonagall]], predicting the [[Snatchers]]' move, instructed [[Neville Longbottom]] to lead [[Seamus Finnigan]] to rig the [[Covered Bridge]], one of the two entryways into the Castle, and bring it down if necessary.<ref name="DHpt2">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref>
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After [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s ultimatum to give him [[Harry Potter]], who was at the Castle, the Hogwarts forces started to organise their defences and to prepare themselves for battle. As the teachers secured the Castle, [[Minerva McGonagall]], predicting the [[Snatchers]]' move, instructed [[Neville Longbottom]] to lead [[Seamus Finnigan]] to rig the [[Wooden Bridge]], one of the two entryways into the Castle, and bring it down if necessary.<ref name="DHpt2">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''</ref>
   
The [[Snatchers]] arrived at the [[Hogwarts Castle|Hogwarts Grounds]] shortly before midnight. [[Three unidentified Snatchers who disintegrated during the Battle of Hogwarts|Three of their number]] died on the spot after inadvertently crossing the magical barriers around the Castle. The [[Snatchers]] waited outside the [[Stone Circle]] for the [[Death Eaters]] to break the magical protections and were taunted by [[Neville Longbottom]], as they were powerless to attack.<ref name="DHpt2"/>
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The [[Snatchers]] arrived at the [[Hogwarts Castle|Hogwarts Grounds]] shortly before midnight. [[Three unidentified Snatchers who disintegrated during the Battle of Hogwarts|Three of their number]] died on the spot after inadvertently crossing the magical barriers around the Castle. The [[Snatchers]] waited outside the [[Sundial Garden]] for the [[Death Eaters]] to break the magical protections and were taunted by [[Neville Longbottom]], as they were powerless to attack.<ref name="DHpt2" />
   
 
===The skirmish===
 
===The skirmish===
 
{{Quote|Yeah, you and whose army?|[[Neville Longbottom]] taunts the [[Snatchers]] after their way is barred by the magical protections around the Castle.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
 
{{Quote|Yeah, you and whose army?|[[Neville Longbottom]] taunts the [[Snatchers]] after their way is barred by the magical protections around the Castle.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
At midnight, the [[Death Eaters]] started the attack on [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s orders, effectively breaking the protective enchantments around the school. After [[Scabior]] tested if it was safe to cross the now-broken protections, the [[Snatchers]] charged into the [[Covered Bridge]]. As [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]] ran for the [[Clock Tower Courtyard]], he briefly [[duel]]led [[Scabior]] before casting a spell that rebounded into the wooden beams producing a large explosion on the [[Stone Circle]]-side of the [[Covered Bridge]].<ref name="DHpt2"/>
 
   
[[File:Scabior.png|thumb|right|250px|[[Scabior]] and some [[Snatchers]] fall to their death.]]
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[[File:00On_the_bridge.jpg|thumb|235px|Ginny, Seamus, Padma, Nigel, Ernie and Leanne on the bridge waiting to see if Neville survived the explosion.]]
   
As the [[Snatchers]] fell into the ravine below, Neville threw himself onto the un-exploded part of the bridge, holding to the intact wooden beams, as [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Seamus Finnigan]], [[Cho Chang]], [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]], [[Leanne]], [[Padma Patil]] and [[Nigel Wolpert]] managed to help him up.<ref name="DHpt2"/>
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At midnight, the [[Death Eaters]] started the attack on [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]'s orders, effectively breaking the protective enchantments around the school. After [[Scabior]] tested if it was safe to cross the now-broken protections, the [[Snatchers]] charged into the [[Wooden Bridge]]. As [[Neville Longbottom|Neville]] ran for the [[Clock Tower Courtyard]], he briefly [[duel]]led [[Scabior]] before casting a spell that rebounded into the wooden beams producing a large explosion on the [[Sundial Garden]]-side of the [[Wooden Bridge]].<ref name="DHpt2" />
   
[[File:On_the_bridge.jpg|thumb|left|Ginny, Seamus, Padma, Nigel, Ernie and Leanne on the bridge waiting to see if Neville survived the explosion.]]
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As the [[Snatchers]] fell into the ravine below, Neville threw himself onto the un-exploded part of the bridge, holding to the intact wooden beams, as [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], [[Seamus Finnigan]], [[Cho Chang]], [[Ernest Macmillan|Ernie Macmillan]], [[Leanne]], [[Padma Patil]] and [[Nigel Wolpert]] managed to help him up.<ref name="DHpt2" />
   
 
===Aftermath===
 
===Aftermath===
This skirmish resulted in the loss of many [[Snatchers]] who were loyal to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. It was also a tactical achievement, as it resulted in the destruction of the [[Covered Bridge]], one of the entryways into the Castle, thus difficulting the enemy attack.<ref name="DHpt2"/>
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[[File:Scabior.png|thumb|230px|[[Scabior]] and some [[Snatchers]] fall to their death.|left]]
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This skirmish resulted in the loss of many [[Snatchers]] who were loyal to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. It was also a tactical achievement, as it resulted in the destruction of the [[Wooden Bridge]], one of the entryways into the Castle, thus difficulting the enemy attack.<ref name="DHpt2" />
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*[[Seamus Finnigan]] and the other [[Dumbledore's Army|DA]] members plant bombs to destroy the [[Covered Bridge]]. It was not included in the book or seen in the movie but mostly metioned. But it's shown as a deleted scene and in [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]. However when the movie zooms down to the scene on the bridge one can actually see some [[Lumos]] lights and some students walking around on the stands.
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*[[Seamus Finnigan]] and the other [[Dumbledore's Army|DA]] members plant bombs to destroy the [[Wooden Bridge]]. It was not included in the book or seen in the movie but mostly metioned. But it's shown as a deleted scene and in [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]. However when the movie zooms down to the scene on the bridge one can actually see some [[Lumos]] lights and some students walking around on the stands.
 
*In [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]], [[Scabior]] survived the Bridge collapse but only for a moment before Neville and Seamus push him down.
 
*In [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]], [[Scabior]] survived the Bridge collapse but only for a moment before Neville and Seamus push him down.
   

Latest revision as of 21:59, October 28, 2014

Skirmish on bridge
Skirmish at the Wooden Bridge
Part of the Battle of Hogwarts
Date

2 May, 1998

Location

Wooden Bridge, Hogwarts Castle, Scotland

Result

Wooden Bridge destroyed

Combatants

Neville Longbottom

Scabior

Casualties
"That went well."
Neville Longbottom after the bridge collapses.[src]

This skirmish was one of the first conflicts of the Battle of Hogwarts. Shortly after Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters managed to break the protective enchantments around Hogwarts Castle at midnight of 2 May, 1998 during the height of the Second Wizarding War.

The Snatchers tried to cross the Wooden Bridge in order to gain access to the Castle. Neville Longbottom, who was stationed on the Gatehouse, briefly duelled Scabior before blowing up the bridge, sending Scabior and many Snatchers to their deaths on the chasm below.

HistoryEdit

Background informationEdit

Neville Longbottom: "To blow it up? Boom?"
Minerva McGonagall: "BOOM!"
Neville and Professor McGonagall discussing the destruction of the Wooden Bridge.[src]
Death during battle of hogwarts

Three Snatchers die after crossing the magical barrier around the Castle.

After Lord Voldemort's ultimatum to give him Harry Potter, who was at the Castle, the Hogwarts forces started to organise their defences and to prepare themselves for battle. As the teachers secured the Castle, Minerva McGonagall, predicting the Snatchers' move, instructed Neville Longbottom to lead Seamus Finnigan to rig the Wooden Bridge, one of the two entryways into the Castle, and bring it down if necessary.[1]

The Snatchers arrived at the Hogwarts Grounds shortly before midnight. Three of their number died on the spot after inadvertently crossing the magical barriers around the Castle. The Snatchers waited outside the Sundial Garden for the Death Eaters to break the magical protections and were taunted by Neville Longbottom, as they were powerless to attack.[1]

The skirmishEdit

"Yeah, you and whose army?"
Neville Longbottom taunts the Snatchers after their way is barred by the magical protections around the Castle.[src]
00On the bridge

Ginny, Seamus, Padma, Nigel, Ernie and Leanne on the bridge waiting to see if Neville survived the explosion.

At midnight, the Death Eaters started the attack on Lord Voldemort's orders, effectively breaking the protective enchantments around the school. After Scabior tested if it was safe to cross the now-broken protections, the Snatchers charged into the Wooden Bridge. As Neville ran for the Clock Tower Courtyard, he briefly duelled Scabior before casting a spell that rebounded into the wooden beams producing a large explosion on the Sundial Garden-side of the Wooden Bridge.[1]

As the Snatchers fell into the ravine below, Neville threw himself onto the un-exploded part of the bridge, holding to the intact wooden beams, as Ginny Weasley, Seamus Finnigan, Cho Chang, Ernie Macmillan, Leanne, Padma Patil and Nigel Wolpert managed to help him up.[1]

AftermathEdit

Scabior

Scabior and some Snatchers fall to their death.

This skirmish resulted in the loss of many Snatchers who were loyal to Lord Voldemort. It was also a tactical achievement, as it resulted in the destruction of the Wooden Bridge, one of the entryways into the Castle, thus difficulting the enemy attack.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Seamus Finnigan and the other DA members plant bombs to destroy the Wooden Bridge. It was not included in the book or seen in the movie but mostly metioned. But it's shown as a deleted scene and in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. However when the movie zooms down to the scene on the bridge one can actually see some Lumos lights and some students walking around on the stands.
  • In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Scabior survived the Bridge collapse but only for a moment before Neville and Seamus push him down.

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