I read lots of fan fiction and the potion is often referred to as highly addictive... Is this just 'fanon' (fan canon) or does anyone know of quotable proof that this is canon information?
Thanks, --SeverusLovedLily 17:14, October 7, 2009 (UTC)
Er... this potion is a purple potion that causes <dreamless> sleep. The Sleeping Draught is a purple potion that causes sleep. Is there any difference, really? Before anyone points out that one's called "Dreamless Sleep Potion" and one is called "Sleeping Draught", nowhere in my copy of the UK edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the book in which this one's mentioned) is "dreamless sleep" capitalized. I think it's the same and that we should merge them. Hunnie Bunn (talk) 00:52, September 23, 2012 (UTC)
- There is a noted, albeit subtle, difference. Crabbe and Goyle instantly go from wide awake to a deep, heavy sleep, whereas it takes a few seconds for Harry to fall asleep, with a "drowzy" period in between. Albeit, when he finishes the potion later in that scene, it does seem to be instant, but this may merely be due to the fact that he is even more tired here, or merely because he's already taken some. Anyway, I think this is a significant enough difference to say the two are different, at least until there is more evidence. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 01:31, September 23, 2012 (UTC)
- That's true, I'd forgotten about it. I just found it difficult to believe at the time that there were, coincidentally, two completely different purple potions which made their drinkers fall asleep (I think I made that point quite clear). Now, whilst I do agree for the most part with what you said, note that Crabbe and Goyle had enough time to chew up the cakes with the potion in them; all the same, you're right - there isn't enough evidence for a definite conclusion, just enough to bother us with the similarities. I'll add a BTS mention, though, for the time being. Hunnie Bunn (talk) 01:40, September 23, 2012 (UTC)