In the 'Second War' section it says, She then shouted at him: "You need to mean it, Potter!" However, in the film, its not her who says this, it's Lord Voldemort, right? Lee 20:24, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
- The book version of events takes precedent over the films, so we go with Bellatrix saying it. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 22:56, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Why does everyone think Bellatrix knows occlumency? What chapter does it say so of HBP?
- "Ah...Aunt Bellatrix has been teaching you Occlumency I see..."
- —Severus Snape to Draco Malfoy
Just a question: How does her outfit change in the film adaption of HP5? she was first in her Askaban outfit, then the torn dress seen at the Battle at the Department of Mysteries?
In the 'Early Life' section, can we really say that she showed no outward affection for her husband? I know she never really talked about him, but I don't think that is correct. - Tyminator1 (Talk) 13:09, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
THis is about the outfit change. She could of course brought some clothes then perhaps got in a fight or they're old clothes. Philered WAS HERE! PEACE!
12:38, February 27, 2010 (UTC)
Love her film portrayal. Book was a tiny bit overdone. Film, loved the childish, psychotic nature they gave her. I can see her going out with the Joker. They'd make a great couple. --TheBlackPhoenix100
Are you sure it wasn't the Killing Curse that got her? 22.214.171.124 17:32, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
- It's never stated what spell Molly used to kill her. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 01:37, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
J.K. Rowling can be very weird at what she writes in her novels, huh? 126.96.36.199 02:59, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
If it was not the killing curse, what was it? --Lupin & Kingsley 01:19, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Wasn't the light green? Waterdrop95 06:13, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Molly and her were both aiming to kill.--Lupin & Kingsley 23:45, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Most curses can kill if they are powerful enough or are aimed at certain places (e.g. above the heart). Madam pomfrey mentions to Harry in book five that four (or five i cant remember) stunners to the chest at McGonigalls age should have killed her. So Molly Weasley, the quiet, loving house witch who we all thought could only use magic for cooking and cleaning may well have been a very powerful witch. But with the added effect of her anguish over the death of her son Fred and Bellatrixes taunts may have installed in her enough power to kill Bellatrix with a single well aimed cusre above the heart.
It never actually says that she died. If it wasn't the killing curse she could have survived. We know that McGonagall survived several stunning spells to the chest in ootp.--Eateroftheflame 21:35, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
- 1) - It says in the book that "both women were fighting to kill".
- 2) - There is a parallel drawn in the book between Sirius just before he died and Bellatrix.
- 3) - JKR said in this interview that she had always intended that Molly would be the one to "finish off" Bellatrix.
- Nick O'Demus 05:58, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
- Was the curse that killed Bellatrix the same one that killed Sirius?Emperordmb 02:13, January 3, 2012 (UTC)
Only the year is known from the family tree. I think the day is fanfiction. --Rodolphus 13:57, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
It's so many mistakes... Bellatrix was born 1951, when her father had 13 years???
what do u mean 13 years? he would hav been 23 or 22 when bellatrix was born. --User:SEATTLE♥WIZARD
- What about the fact that this defies canon? her birthday in 1951, even if it was late '51, would put her out of Hogwarts by the time Sirius began Hogwarts. And in Book 4 Sirius mentions that the Lestranges, a couple in Azkaban, were friends with Snape when Snape attended Hogwarts. This can't work timewise, if Bellatrix would already be out of school, and since the quote is in the book while the family tree is not, the information in the book should be used first, since the book is the series' canon, not the family tree. Her birthday should be fixed to this timeline or omitted due to information conflicting each other. --SilverDrama 11:06, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
- Sirius described Snape as "part of a gang of Slytherins who nearly all turned out to be Death Eaters" (GoF27). I interpret this to mean that while Bellatrix and Snape didn't attended Hogwarts together, they ran with some of the same people, like Lucius, who was between them in age. Lucius was in his fifth or sixth year in Snape's first (DH32), and presumably would've been a first year in Bellatrix's third or fourth.
People seem to be repeatedly changing the image in the infobox, so I thought we should actually discuss which is preferable - the promotional shot, or the mugshot? Personally, I prefer the promotional shot for consistency reasons. Those are the ones used in the infoboxes for Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Sirius, etc. The mugshot is a good image, though, so it should appear in the article somewhere else, if possible. Oread 03:51, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
- I agree, most of them have the promotional images so I'm for using that and moving the mug shot to somewhere else. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 04:04, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
They've released a number of photos and such from the trailers and stuff to put in here. We need to get them on here. JediNTT307 21:50, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
The Info box had her wand as Walnut, 12 3/4", dragon heartstring. However at the bottom of both her info page and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows it states that her wand is Walnut, 10", dragon heartstring, so I have changed it as such. Revan46 20:50, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
- No... Her wand is 12 & 3/4", according to DH. I'll change it back. -- Seth Cooper (Owl Post) 20:54, 10 June 2009 (UTC)
The whole point of putting images in articles is to enhance them, not make them look worse by cramming as many as possible into a single page. The article looks ridiculous, and the new main image is hideous. –K.A.J•T•C•E• 18:11, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Voldemort's Right Hand
Judging from the quote on the top of her page, I'd consider her Voldemort's second-in-command. This seems appropriate to note somewhere, despite the fact its not official, I think its a bit obvious. I won't just put it on there, though, just curious if anyone else feels the same. Also, why is it speculation that Bella envied the trust Voldemort had in Snape? If he gave her one of his Horcruxes, I think that means he trusts her just a bit more even if they are both among his top Death Eaters. I just think it would be better to recognize her as a valuable disciple and even Tom's right hand instead of just a phsyco obsessed with him, which she is, but it seems like it dismisses her importance just a little. --Mateo22 19:58, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
- Well, anyone?? --Mateo22 17:33, September 1, 2009 (UTC)
We don't really know Voldermort's true feelings for Bellatrix but among other things we can obviously presume that Voldermort doesn't have much care for her, though the fact she is his most trusted Death Eater.--Intrudgero98 22:16, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
- I'd agree that he did not 'care for her,' as it is made clear that Voldemort is unable to care for anyone, but I would contend that it is VERY unclear that he trusts her more than Snape. I'd say it's a toss-up with no way to truly know, but if I had to decide based on the scant evidence we have, I'd give the nod to Severus. --Stevehim 02:59, February 15, 2010 (UTC)
Always thought Voldy valued Snape the most after he killed Dumbledore. Bellatrix was definately among his top three. If he had survived for the Second Wizarding War, I think that Barty Crouch Jr. would have been his right-hand. I mean, the guy was one of his two most loyal servants, and he helped ressurect him. Voldemort's gotta give high credibility for that. --TheBlackPhoenix1
- Actually, we should considerer her as Dark Lord´s left hand. Bellatrix is a star name wich means "female warrior", belongs to Orion´s constellation and represents his left shoulder. In Greek mythology Orion wanted to hunt all hunts of the world. So it´s clear the analogy between Bellatrix Lestrange and the star, because both are conected with a great slayer.
- The inspiration ,of the genius mind of J.K. Rowling, was probably from Jessica Mitford book´s. Union Valkyrie Mitford has history life similar to Bellatrix. Borned in world wars context she had a deep obsession
- for Adolf Hitler. The most interesting is that they became friends (or more) and was described by Hitler as "a perfect specimen of Aryan Womanhood". So we could also do an anology with Hitler and Voldemort, Aryan with Pure blood and Bellatrix and Union Mitford.
Such Good Images
I understand that there have been disputes about Bella's images. The current one should not be changed, since it's the best quality and most current, but as for the others, doesn't this wikia use image galleries on pages? The images could be moved there and neaten out the page. --Mateo22 20:50, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
Lol.Bellatix's personal gallery--TheAngryEnglishDude 21:47, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
- I'm not quite sure what you mean by "image galleries on pages", but most pics of Bellatrix should be tagged with the Images of Bellatrix Lestrange category. - 16:42, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
- Ah, that Images page provided is actually the kind of thing I was looking for: a gallery featuring all available images of the character. What I was talking about was that kind of gallery of images, but placed in a section on the character's page in organized fashion rather than spread all over different paragraphs. Some wikis I work on do that, but others also do what this one does with those images, so nevermind what I suggested. What's being done with character images currently is just fine. --Mateo22 17:35, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Can someone please answer the last two sections I've posted? It's been a while, ya know, and I still haven't gotten a reply. --Mateo22 16:36, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
I responded.--Intrudgero98 22:17, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
The quote on Relationships/Albus Dumbledore should not be included. It is non-canon.--Rodolphus 16:04, October 10, 2009 (UTC)
It took how many years for Harry to realise that Bellatrix is a witch!?188.8.131.52 13:28, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
It means she was very highly skilled witch! [anon]
Read: "She was a witch [...] with prodigious skill and no conscience[, as Harry knew]." 184.108.40.206 11:08, April 10, 2012 (UTC)
Second only to Voldemort among DE
It lists Bella as being "second only to Voldemort among the DE," but I submit that depends on what point in time one is referring to. An argument could be made for Snape to have that role (as well as the argument that Bellatrix did...I'm just saying it is one of them, but unclear which one). I don't know the general rules of the site in terms of Snape's Death Eater classification, and how far it extends, but if he is still considered one for things like that quote, I think it should be edited, since saying Bellatrix is more powerful than Snape is, at best, speculative. --Stevehim 02:59, February 15, 2010 (UTC)
Battle: non canon.
I think that her participation in the battle of the astronomy tower is non-canon.In the book is explicit who death eaters participated at the battle.Pol 871 19:33, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
- No it isn't. The book tells us all the Death Eaters that were at the top of the Tower, but there were more fighting downstairs. For all we know, Bellatrix could be there. -- 20:08, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
Were Rodulopus and Rebastain lieutenants as well? --Bella Goth 19:18, August 3, 2010 (UTC)Bella Goth
Relationship to Snape
The main reason I feel that she harbors resentment towards Snape is because he is viewed as Voldemort's most devoted. You can see this when the sisters go to visit snape and he tells them that the dark lord has told him about this plan. Bellatrix is jealous that he trusts him and wants to be the most trusted of his servants. 220.127.116.11 07:34, August 31, 2010 (UTC)Reilly121
Bellatrix's "relationships" with Ron and Hermione
Would anyone have a problem with me deleting those subsections? She really didn't have any kind of relationship with either of them -- I would really like to see Bellatrix's relationship section cleaned up, but both Ron and Hermione's bits seem somewhat pointless, since they don't offer many insights aside from "Ron/Hermione found out that Bellatrix did ____________, which was unfortunate" (to paraphrase), and I honestly can't think a whole lot of insight they even could offer. Does anyone have any reasons for these subsections to exist/ anything that can be added to give them real merit...? -- Emmy (★) 20:51, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
- Really the only thing I can think of with Hermione would be that Bellatrix did single her out at the Malfoy's and tortured her, but as far as Ron goes, I can't really think of anything, unless maybe it were changed to her relationship with the weasley family in general.....just some thoughts. --BachLynn(Accio!) 21:50, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
- Molly definitely deserves the most mention of all the Weasley's. I was thinking about the movie version of half-blood prince, how Bellatrix helped burn down the Weasley house, but I can't remember if that was canon or not because in the books it doesn't happen at all. --BachLynn(Accio!) 22:11, October 21, 2010 (UTC)
according to the site Accio Brain, Bella's middle name is "Prosperina"
is this canon, or just fanon?
she used incendio and the fiendfyre as well, and the last is a very difficult fire spell. So I think we have to add this topic to her magics and abbilities. User:Domynyk 20:26, January 11, 2011, (UTC)
Black Family Tapestry
Hello, out of curiousity, why is it that on the Black Family tapestry, all the family members are indistinguishable, while Bellatrix looks like herself? Come one movie-makers, put some effort in! -- Unicorn Blood 09:56, February 18, 2011 (UTC)
In the german book Bellatrix says: If I had sons I would be glad to give them ..., not children. Does she speak in the english book from children? Harry granger 19:36, March 25, 2011 (UTC)
I have the American version of Half-Blood Prince, and in Chapter 2, page 35 Bellatrix says if she had sons she would give them to service, but I dont know if the UK version reads children or not. Hope this helps a bit:)Drummerwiz92 03:05, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
- She says "sons" in the Canadian edition, which is identical to the UK edition. ★ Starstuff (Owl me!) 08:03, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
- I think Rowling chose "sons" to make Bellatrix's speech more poetical, old-timey and aristocratic. I don't think she had any daughters, or they would be featured on the Black family tree (after all, Draco was featured in it). --
18:38, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
- I agree with Seth Cooper. — Firefox1095 — 23:20, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
- I think Rowling chose "sons" to make Bellatrix's speech more poetical, old-timey and aristocratic. I don't think she had any daughters, or they would be featured on the Black family tree (after all, Draco was featured in it). --
JKR revealed in an interview that Bellatrix was "madly, romantically in love with Voldemort." When asked if Bellatrix ever had loved Rodolphus, JKR responded, "She took a pureblood husband, because that was what was expected of her, but her true love was always Voldemort."
Of course, there are many couples who deeply love each other but have no children, whether by circumstance or choice, and many children born into loveless relationships or relationships in which the fire has gone out. But I think Bella being in love with someone else pretty much explains why the Lestranges' had no children. ★ Starstuff (Owl me!) 08:54, April 20, 2011 (UTC)
Bellatrix's Death in DHP2
I've read on here about Molly casting the Avada Kedavra on Bellatrix so powerfully that it tears her to pieces. I was just wondering what the source is on that or if its just someone making stuff up? Thanks in advance...
- I don't know if it is true but i know if it is true then whoever said it is exagrating because Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is rated PG 13 and they never put that kind of gore in PG 13. Look at Saw for example..It has that kind of gore and that's why it is rated M (18 or over) but Harry Potter can't have that kind of gore. Also please remember to click on the Signature button or add "~~~~" without the quotes after anything you type in Talk pages. — Firefox1095 — 04:51, April 24, 2011 (UTC)
- I've got to agree with Firefox that it's unlikely they'd include violence that intense in a PG-13 film. Whatever the case, though, we shouldn't include information about DHP2 in articles unless it's based on statements from the director, actors, etc. or a solid report from a test screening. ★ Starstuff (Owl me!) 07:51, April 24, 2011 (UTC)
- If something like that DOES make it into the movie, then that raises issues of canonicity, since the Killing Curse doesn't leave any physical marks on the victim's body. - Nick O'Demus 08:08, April 24, 2011 (UTC)
- I think that it'll not tear her to pieces, but maybe will have the same effect of Sectumsempra or something, because, in the book, it's never stated that Molly used Avada Kedavra.
Bellatrix is scared of Harry.
I think the whole HBC-Bellatrix is scared of Harry thing should be removed. It doesn't have cititation, and the timeline is wrong. It says "Seventeen year old boy" but Bellatrix died before Harry defeated Voldemort. That's just my opinion. Whatwouldthewealeytwinsdo? 02:13, May 9, 2011 (UTC)
Yes it needs a few corrections. I dont think she was scared of Harry though. However she is surprised how Harry esaped Voldemort's cluthces several times. Remember, being Lord voldemort's most loyal death eater and being in love with him, she was bound to hate anyone who was against Voldemort.
Lilyluna96 09:08, May 24, 2011 (UTC)
What was Bellatrix's petronum? Was it ever mentioned? Charmedthree 21:13, July 12, 2011 (UTC)
When you mean the Patronus, Bellatrix doesn't have one. Jo Rowling said: No Death Eater has one. Harry granger 21:41, July 12, 2011 (UTC)
Yes, the Patronus is what I mean. Voldemort doesn't have one too? They're all wizards, no matter good or evil, why don't they have "Patronuses"?Charmedthree 22:30, July 12, 2011 (UTC)
- Samantha: "Was Snape the only death eater who could produce a full patronus?"
- J.K. Rowling: "Yes, because a Patronus is used against things that the Death Eaters generally generate, or fight alongside. They would not need Patronuses."
- — J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat, Bloomsbury.com, July 30, 2007
- Nick O'Demus 05:55, July 13, 2011 (UTC)
- Thank you ! Charmedthree 08:56, July 13, 2011 (UTC)
- I also don't believe it is very fitting for Death Eaters to be fighting with the power of happiness, do you? Thanks for the interview quotes btw. 18.104.22.168 11:06, April 10, 2012 (UTC)
Wait, what just happened?
Im really confused about her death in the film. i mean, what did molly hit her with to make her shrink? if it was the avada kedavra, then why did she shrink, and crack for that matter? the killing curse leaves no marks. the second spell was pritty obvious, but im at a loss regarding the first one. if anyone could help out, that'd be great.
In my opinion, Molly used Petrificus Totalus on her, because as you can see Bellatrix wasn't able to move, and her hair didn't wave. I mean Bellatrix was petrified by Molly and then Molly used Reductor curse to blow Bella up, I suppose. User:Domynyk 21:49, July 18, 2011, UTC
The whole scene was pretty inaccurate. I wish it had've been more like it was in the books and longer too... I figured she'd been hit by Petrificus Totalus or Duro. It totally didn't do Bellatrix justice though! C.Lestrange 01:44, July 20, 2011 (UTC) C.Lestrange
Thanks a bunch you two. i agree with both of you, the scene did absolutly no justice to bella. im pritty sure it WAS petrificus totalus.......i just cant figure out why........her death in the books was pritty perfect..............
To me, the scene seemed rushed and crammed in before Harry and Voldemort's duel, as if the filmmakers were running out of time. ~Bellatrix Lestrange II~ 17:21, August 15, 2011 (UTC)
Aside from it being a completely naff scene doing justice to neither of the women, it can't be Petrificus Totalus, otherwise wouldn't the Death Eater that Hermione bested in part 1 in the café/Neville in PS have stopped mid-air, cracked and wheezing like this? If PT has any potential to do fatal damge I doubt Hermione'd bandy it about like she did, particularly as the worst she was willing to do to the Death Eater was an Obliviate. PT seems to be a complete stop or "body-bind", this was something else. Duro is stone, and she definately wasn't stone as she was 'shrinking' and not remotely stone-like. For now I'd guess AK but with 'feeling' if that's even possible, or perhaps some kind of completely fabricated compression spell. Seems she was already gone when Molly performed the coup de grace. The reasons for the explosion is anybody's guess, but at least they made it seem intentional on Molly's part. Being honest, perhaps they just wanted it to look 'cool'. The only other villain that got shafted this bad in a finale has to be Saruman. [anon]
It's not Petrificus Totalus. Her body didn't straighten out and seize up like they have shown in previous films. She either used an implosion curse or some sort of powerful dehydrating curse which caused her to shrivel, then blew her up. 22.214.171.124 11:04, April 10, 2012 (UTC)
Duel w. Sirius in the department of mysteries
I've understood that the articles should focus on the books first and the movies secondly, so why does the article read that Bellatrix used Avada Kadavra to kill Sirius (in the biography section) when this only happened in the movie? The events as they played out in the book are instead recorded under
trivia "behind the scenes", as the fifth bullet. Shouldn't it be the other way around with book canon in the biography and movie canon mentioned further down? Aryllia 09:34, July 22, 2011 (UTC
You're right. Of any ADMINS would edit this page, that would be awesome, it needs some cleaning up from random editors.
Vana Bloom 04:09, August 2, 2011 (UTC)
I think it should be based on the book first. I think Bellatrix killed Sirius with a very powerful Stunning spell, not the Killing curse. The Killing curse is always refered to as a jet of green light. In the book version of Order of the Phoenix it says, "Harry saw Sirius duck Bellatrix's jet of RED light" and then it also says "The second jet of light hit him squarely on the chest." I'm guessing that the "second jet of light" is also red. The Stunning spell is always refered to as a red jet of light. The reason Bellatrix was able to kill Sirius with this spell I think is because Sirius wasn't exactly taking the duel as seriously as Bellatrix. It says, "He was laughing at her" and Bellatrix probably got angered by this enough to enhance even a simple Stunning spell to kill Sirius. Let alone the fact that Bellatrix is a very powerful witch and an excellent duelist with the entent on killing Sirius because he was a blood-traitor and disgraced the Black family name. 06:23, November 13, 2011 (UTC)Little Miss Bellatrix Lestrange
Magical skills and abilities
- Heheh I'm crazy... I didn't see... thanks =) Arayam Rosa 01:00, August 5, 2011 (UTC)
I think we've finally found the perfect infobox image. It is the perfect mixture of close-up and representing her personality. I think the image below should stay:
Infobox image vote
Follow the link. Nominations are still open. Voting starts in 3 days. - Nick O'Demus 14:58, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
It says that Bellatrix leered at first years and said "boo". I cna't remember that being in the movie, or in deleted scenes. Where'd it come from?
- It's from the film's script that was once on the web, but I don't seem to find it anymore. -- 00:57, January 4, 2012 (UTC)
Should Apparition be added to Bellatrix's skills and abilities?
It's proven in HBP in Spinner's End when Bellatrix and Narcissa apparate by the river bank. Shouldn't this ability be included? ---- BronzeSun
Infobox image vote
Does anyone else dislike the image currently being used on this page? It is blurry, low quality, and from a promotional picture, and while it might be the most recent image of her, there are better images of Lestrange on the wiki. There appears to be a vote going on, but no decision has yet been made, and so I'd like to post here the various options for an image. Please reply saying the one you think is best for the infobox image for this page, and hopefully a decision can be reached as to a replacement for the current one, which does not deserve to be the infobox image on a page about such a great character!
Thanks! --JSquish 03:20, September 29, 2011 (UTC)
I vote picture 1. It's clearly better than the inbox pic now. The inbox pic now just makes Bella look ugly. Bella is like the BEST character and she deserves to have the prettiest pic as poss —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (Talk) (talk • contribs).
- Out of all these, I prefer picture 2 or the current one. Given that the current one depicts Bellatrix's likeness, personality and allegiance (not to mention it is from the most recent canon source) I'd vote on that one. -- 21:34, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
I prefer the current one. I don't like picture 1. That's the picture I think is ugly.21:39, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
- If there is going to be a vote, allow me to add another picture for proposal (Picture 5). -- 20:57, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
With that new image I change my vote to Picture 5.22:25, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
I like Picture 5 as well. -Shorty1982 22:27, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
Bellatrix's facial features look skewed and ugly in the current image. I like Picture 2 the best, though Picture 5 also showcases her wand - which the current image does not.
Ministry Notifications 23:05, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
I think there's mostly support for Picture 5, so we'll change it to that, and if it gets changed back to the current one we can re-evaluate our options. JSquish 23:42, November 13, 2011 (UTC)This Photo, is this is the Voldemort Angry bit? At Malfoy Manor? And can someone give me a link that shows this bit?
Bellatrix dead.jpg is fake
That photo is fake. Bellatrix explodes in the film, not fall on the floor dead.
HarryPotterEpicFan 18:15, December 27, 2011 (UTC)'HARRYPOTTEREPICFAN
It's not from the film, it's from the video game. And it is canon, as the book also states she dies this way.--Rodolphus 18:35, December 27, 2011 (UTC)
Sorry. HarryPotterEpicFan 14:45, December 28, 2011 (UTC)HPEF
I don't understand how Bellatrix has "primitive and animilistic tendencies", as it states under the heading "Personality". Someone care to explain for me? :P
She is extremely brutal and violent, which would be considered primitive. User:Violetwing/sig 20:22, February 4, 2012 (UTC)
"Primitive" in regards to those qualities is rather subjective. "Brutal and violent" should be used. Primitive can mean any number of things. Is she painting on the walls of caves? Hunting her own meat and eating it raw? Is she dancing wildly around a campfire? Well, maybe. But you get the picture here. Primitive is an awfully subjective word to use here. 188.8.131.52 10:59, April 10, 2012 (UTC)
^ I completely agree! ~ C.Lestrange
I don't believe the following really constitutes as 'teaching skills': "Harry Potter also acknowledged that his success on the Cruciatus Curse was from Bellatrix's taunting."
This would suggest that it was Bellatrix's intention to teach Harry how to perform the curse, which is false. I fail to see how this has anything to do with her skills in teaching and this sentence just seems like fluff. Delete? 184.108.40.206 10:55, April 10, 2012 (UTC)
Can some one change her pic Plz 220.127.116.11 16:58, June 4, 2013 (UTC) RESC
- Can you be more clear as to what the picture in her infobox (which is what I assume you mean) should be changed to? The current image is both in-line with policy (clearly represents the character, from the most recent film) and had been voted upon by the community. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 23:31, June 4, 2013 (UTC)
"Slytherin gang" at Hogwarts
I frequently see mentions of how Bellatrix and Severus were part of a Slytherin gang at Hogwarts. However, Bellatrix was born in 1951 and Severus was born in 1960. By the time Severus came to Hogwarts in 1971, Bellatrix would be twenty years old and have graduated already. Can someone add an explanation for this to the article? Is is possible that Bellatrix and other already-graduated Slytherins hung around Hogsmeade (near Hogwarts)? That would make it possible for Severus to have met them during his school years.
I can explain this. The gang lasted for a long time. Bellatrix was one of the early members, but it lasted beyond its founder's departure. Severus joined later.
Exactly; someone in their first year in 1968 (when Bellatrix would have been 17 and in her final year) would have only been in their 3rd year in 1971; certainly able to be "part of the same gang" for both Bellatrix and Snape to hang around with them. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 12:06, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
Ambiguously Canon Birthdate
Are we absolutely certain that we can consider her birthdate as canon? I know the date was given by JK Rowling herself, but does it really override information included in Goblet of Fire? I know this has been discussed before, but I don't really see how it works with the wiki's canon policy. Plus I really don't see how Sirius's comment could mean anything other than evidence that both Bellatrix and Rodolphus went to school with Severus. Anyway, maybe we should put it to a vote on whether or not to change it, because I know plenty of others are torn whether Bella and Snape went to school together.You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off! (talk) 07:06, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
It's never said she went to school with Snape, merely that they hung around with the same gang; some may have been young enough - e.g. starting in 1968 when Bellatrix would have been in her 7th year - to be in their 3rd when Snape came along. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 12:04, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
But do you really think that's what Sirius meant when he was describing the gang? I just can't see why Sirius would mention her in regards to the gang when he was specifically talking about who SNAPE hang around with. Mentioning her would be a completely different conversation altogether if she didn't hang around Snape. Furthermore, nowhere in the books does it give Bellatrix a birthdate, though it is implied that she is somewhat older than Snape and Sirius. I just don't really see how the dates on the Black Family Tapestry override book canon. Am I mistaken about the canon policy? You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off! (talk) 21:22, August 2, 2014 (UTC)
Bellatrix "couldn't" marry Voldemort?
I have removed the following words from the Rodolphus relationship section: "as Bellatrix loved Voldemort, but couldn't marry him as he was a half-blood,and she would have been disowned from the Black Family Tree for marrying him". This is very inaccurate for the following reasons:
- Bellatrix may not have believed that Voldemort was a half-blood.
- Even if she knew of and accepted him being a half-blood, why would her family object to her marrying the Dark Lord, the very person who is trying to fill the world with their extreme pure blood ideals? If anything, her parents would probably be thrilled if she married Voldemort.
- Bellatrix obviously does not care more about family than she does about Voldemort. She appears to love Narcissa and Draco, but happily disowned her sister, Andromeda, and killed her niece, Nymphadora.
- If you would sit in prison for twelve years because you refused to deny your devotion to the Dark Lord, you wouldn't care about your parent's objections to you marrying him.