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Stan under the influence of the Imperius Curse?

Stan Shunpike was not a Death Eater, so he was under the Imperius curse. In the first Chapter of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, The Dark Lord ascending, Stan is not present at Malfoy Manor when the discussing of capturing Harry Potter is informed. He did not know of the Death Eaters plans, he must of been Imperiused for information on the passengers of the Knight Bus, and then Imperiused to fly and chase Harry Potter. He was probably not Imperiused by Severus Snape, who around the time was Confunding Mundungus Fletcher to propose The Order of the Phoenix use Polyjuice Potion for Identical Potters and broomsticks to confuse the Death Eaters.

On the night of the chase Stan yelled, "That's him, it's the real one" , beacause The Real Harry Potter had used the Expelliarmus spell , his signature move, (which Snape had informed them) , giving away his identity.

So, yes, I believe and argue that Stan Shunpike was indeed under the Imperius curse. Yet, does the Imperius curse make the Imperiused be able to speak of their own will on what their supposed to do or not. The question is still questioned.

-Newt Scamander.

Griflytheruffleplaw (talk) 05:46, May 29, 2014 (UTC)


Where does it say Stan's name is Stanley? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

In a Daily Prophet article that is quoted in Half-Blood Price, Chapter 11: "Stanley Shunpike, conductor on the popular wizarding conveyance the Knight Bus, has been arrested on suspicion of Death Eater activity." Starstuff (Owl me!) 19:36, 14 August 2009 (UTC)


So, in LEGO Harry Potter (or at least the handheld version), Stan can produce a Patronus like most of the other adult wizards. As we know, Death Eaters (other than Snape) cannot produce a Patronus; however, it's also pretty clear that Stan was only working for them as an Imperiused wizard. Can it be considered canon that he can produce a Patronus, or should we include him in the "no Patrnouses for DEs"? -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 02:16, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

The Death Eaters controlled lots of people with the Imperius Curse and some of them surely must have been able to produce a Patronus. I say the Patronus is canon. ProfessorTofty 06:02, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Stan at Hogwarts

If Stan was in the same year as Marcus Flint, he would have been at Hogwart's with Harry during Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets (if we go by the original book text that Flint was a 6th year in Sorcerer's Stone). How would he not know who Harry was when he got on the Knight Bus?

I'm agree, even if it's unknown if he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, being an english wizard he presumably did went to the school, and as he was 21 years old during the 6th book events, it's suppose that he was 18 during the 3rd book (summer of 1993) and supposed to was at the school during the year before (Chamber of Secrets) and before. Silver (Discusión) 21:41, January 2, 2013 (UTC).
Well, even assuming Stan was at Hogwarts, yes he would have been there in Flint's time, but what are the odds that he'd pay any attention to Harry in the latter's second year, or that Harry would be recognizable by the end of the summer? --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 22:07, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

Stan's precog

Can someone explain this line to me?

"'Ear about that 'Arry Potter? Blew up 'is aunt! We 'ad 'im 'ere on the Knight Bus, di'n't we, Ern? 'E was tryin' to run for it ..." Prisoner of Azkaban, P. 40

How did he know Harry had traveled via the Knight Bus, when Harry had just gotten on as 'Neville Longbottom'? He spoke as if from the future looking back to the past, which is a bit weird... 02:45, June 30, 2013 (UTC)

The context of this line is not sometime Stan actually said, but rather Harry imagining what Stan might tell future passengers on the Knight Bus after Harry was caught and convicted by the Ministry (as Harry was, at the time, convinced would eventually happen). -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 02:59, June 30, 2013 (UTC)
Exactly. Right before all that, it says "He couldn't help imagining what Stan might be telling his passengers in a few nights' time." and then it follows up with the lines you quoted. Harry is imagining the worst, as he has a tendency to sometimes. ProfessorTofty (talk) 03:02, June 30, 2013 (UTC)
Holy---! I've read the series maybe 7, 8 times over, and I have never noticed that. Even now, after all these years, I will notice (or will be directed to notice) something I have never seen before. 19:46, June 30, 2013 (UTC)

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