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New The Harry Potter series is probably one of my all time favorite book series. Each one is a fantastic read, in story, writing, characters and over all enjoyability. After many re-reads, many things always spring to mind, of each book individually as well as the series as a whole. The problem is, I usually forget what those thoughts are after a while (sometimes no more than a second or two after it hits my brain).

So, I'm going to use this thread to jot them down as they come to me, so be prepared to check back as I will be updating this first post.

In no specific order:

(SPOILERS BELLOW)



In my opinion, it would have been really great if there had been something in The Deathly Hallows where it is explained that Fawkes (Dumbledore's phoenix) had ended up in Harry's care at some point due to Harry's loyalty to Dumbledore. As in, Harry is Fawkes's new master.

I posted this once before at IMDb, so here is the short version; Binns tells his class about the Chamber of Secrets, and that the castle had been searched high and low, even by the ghosts (of which he is one), and no secret chambers had ever been discovered. However, since ghosts can just go through walls and stuff, shouldn't a ghost at least been able to find the big pipe that lead down from Myrtle's bathroom? I mean, for humans it would have been impossible to find without speaking parsletounge, but the ghosts surely should have been able to find it, shouldn't they?

If Voldermort had had his soul sucked out by a dementor, before all of his horcruxes had been destroyed, what would have happened to Voldermort?

On the same note, what would have happened to Voldermort had Harry had HIS soul sucked out by a dementor while Voldermorts soul piece was still in Harry? Would Voldermorts soul piece gotten sucked out too? How would that have effected the state of Voldermorts Horcrux setup?

In Order of the Phoenix, Sirius calls Harry and gang twice on the fireplace phone. Later, Harry calls Sirius on the fireplace phone. We learn in GoF that the Ministry has complete control on the Floo Network, you have to go through them to connect a fireplace to the network. Sirius was in Twelve, Grimmauld Place which was supposed to be a secret place. Need I really say more on this?

I personally felt that Harry was incredibly selfish in Deathly Hallows when he alone went out to bury Mad-Eye Moody's eye. I feel that Ron and Hermione would have wanted to be there for that, and they weren't even given the chance. And IMO, it makes NO sense that he took it upon himself to do that alone.



The Trace

As much as I absolutely love Rowling's work, and I do, "The Trace" is a pretty stupid idea that is simply a poorly written plot device. Until a witch/wizard is 17, "The Trace" detects any magic used around the witch/wizard, not BY the witch/wizard. How is this helpful in the majority of cases? This is only going to help in cases of muggle born witches/wizards, and those rare cases like Harry and Riddle, and those are going to be the minority of magical children.

Any child witch/wizard who has even one adult witch/wizard living with them would be able to get away with magic outside of school, since the Ministry would have to ignore the vast amount of magic being used by said adult. There's no way the Weasley's, for example, got letters each time Molly or Arthur did magic around all 7 children (when they were children of course). Talk about a flock of owls if they did!!

There is NO way this "Trace" thing wasn't updated after a thousand years or so. It only existed so Harry could be blamed for Dobby's magic.

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More random thoughts:

In Chamber of Secrets, Harry comes across at least 3 items that will all come into play in a significant way during Half Blood Prince. In Borgin and Burks, Harry (and Draco) examine the cursed necklace that would go on to hurt Katy Bell, as well as the Hand of Glory, which Draco uses to see through the Peruvian Darkness Powder used in the climax. Harry also hides in the very Vanishing Cabinet that would allow the death eaters into Hogwarts.

On top of that, the Hogwarts Vanishing Cabinet comes into play, and MAY have even been damaged in this book. Harry is 'busted' by Filtch for tracking mud in the castle. Sir Nick, having been talking with Harry when Filtch 'busted' him, convinces Peeves to drop a vanishing cabinet in a room above Filch's office as a distraction. When Filtch returns he says that the vanishing cabinet was valuable, making it sound like this damaged it.

It's almost like an entire plot point of Half Blood Prince was setup and foreshadowed in this book.



Also, it is mentioned here and there how Harry had 'saved the stone' in his first year. Harry did not save the 'stone' at all. In fact, he put it in danger in the first place! If he had never shown up, Quirrell would have NEVER been able to get the stone. His showing up and being able to get it, simply because he didn't want to use it, put it in danger! Had things gone differently, ever so slightly, Quirrell could have gotten hold of it, and it would have been completely Harry's own fault!



Hermione sure starts spending less and less time with her family as the books go by. I'm trying to remember specifics, so I may update this if I reread again and actually pay attention, but here it goes for now:

Hogwarts students already spend little time with their families during their 7 years at school. 2 or 3 months during summer, a few weeks at Christmas and a week at Easter. That's it as far as I can see, and some kids don't even go home for Christmas or Easter.

Hermione seems to go home for Christmas and Easter in the first 3 books I believe, but from the summer between years 3 and 4, her time home gets almost non existent.

Harry gets to The Burrow after about a month or so during summer, and Hermione is already there. Hermione does not go home that uear for Christmas or Easter.

Between years 4 and 5 Harry once again leaves the Dursleys about midway through and once again Hermione is already there (this time 12 Grimmauld Place),and it really sounds like Hermione was there all summer. That year she does not go home for Christmas either (even though she was supposed to) nor does she go home for Easter as far as I can remember.

Summer between years 5 and 6 seem basically the same as before where Harry gets to The Burrow about midway through and Hermione is once again already there. This year however Hermione does go home for Christmas but only because her and Ron are fighting. I don't remember Easter that year.

So finally between years 6 and 7. Once again Harry gets to The Burrow about midway through (a little earlier this time) and Hermione is once again already there. And with this time being even more significant IMO because she knows herself that this may be the last time she ever sees her parents again.

I get that with that last time she is preparing for a dangerous mission and need to really plan, but what planning did she and Ron do together that couldn't be done separately? I mean, this wasn't really their mission, it was primarily Harry's. Couldn't she have waited until Harry got there? Like couldn't she have stayed at home until just before she was needed for the 7 Potters plan?

Granted, maybe she did; it's not 100% clear, it just seemed like her and Ron had been together for a while when Harry got there, after the escape and reacting to the loss of Moody and all that.

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Snape vs Neville

I may just be a bit slow on this; it's amazing to me sometimes how quick I get some things, and how slow I am with others. But just last night I was thinking that maybe the reason why Snape was so extra cruel to Neville is because he wasn't targeted by Voldermort instead of Harry. The Prophecy that lead Voldermort to target Harry could have referred to Neville as much as Harry, but Voldermort chose to interpret it to mean Harry. So maybe every time Snape even looked at Neville, he can't help but think 'If The Dark Lord had just targeted you instead, Lily would still be alive"?

Not that that excuses anything at all, but it was an interesting thought I had.



The Order vs The Ministry

This is one I tried posting elsewhere and either I didn't explain it right, or the responders simply couldn't accept a flaw in the precious HP series. Now look, I fucking LOVE Harry Potter like crazy. And I give massive props to JKR; her work on the series has been amazing. But that doesn't mean there can't be problems, and I doubt any amount of flaws would ever make me not love this series.

So in The Deathly Hallows, it is mentioned multiple times in the beginning that the Order believes that the Ministry has been infiltrated by Death Eaters, and therefore the Order no longer trusts the Ministry. Snape says this, Moody says this, and I believe a few other people say this. The Order has kept the Ministry away from all plans to move Harry from his Aunt and Uncle's house to the 'safe house'; the Order does not trust the Ministry anymore.

However, the final 'safe house' (as well as other false 'safe houses') have been jointly protected by the Order as well as the Ministry.

So the Order doesn't trust the Ministry and thinks the Ministry has been infiltrated, to the point where they have excluded the Ministry in planning and executing Harry's removal from his home, but DOES trust the Ministry to help in fortifying Harry's 'safe house'?

Someone suggested that the 'safe houses' were already protected by the Ministry before being suspected of being infiltrated, so they had to go along with it. But if they came up with a plan B to move Harry, without the Ministry's involvement, couldn't they have also come up with a 'plan B safe house'? If the Order does not trust the Ministry, they should not have continued with a joint operation with the Ministry. Moody at the very least would not have been ok with this, based on his character.



No one person destroyed more than one Horcrux.

Harry destroyed the diary.
Dumbledore the ring.
Ron the locket.
Hermione the cup.
Crabbe the diadem.
Voldemort destroyed what was in Harry.
And of course, Neville killed Nagini.

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