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Cards per pack: 8
Packs per box: 24
Boxes per case: 10
Release Date: November, 2005

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1 Title Card
2 Harry Potter
3 Ron Weasley
4 Hermione Granger
5 Viktor Krum
6 Cedric Diggory
7 Fleur Delacour
8 Cho Chang
9 Albus Dumbledore
10 Mad-Eye Moody
11 Barty Crouch Jr
12 Rita Skeeter
13 Madame Maxime
14 Minerva McGonagall
15 Neville Longbottom
16 Lucius Malfoy
17 Severus Snape
18 Igor Karkaroff
19 Interesting News
20 A Manky Old Boot
21 The Diggorys
22 I Love Magic
23 Death Eaters
24 Get Back to the Portkey!
25 The Dark Mark
26 Morsmordre!
27 A Legendary Event
28 The Lovely Ladies of Beauxbatons
29 The Proud Sons of Durmstrang
30 Three Very Dangerous Tasks

31 A Practical Approach
32 The Unforgivable Curses
33 Talented, Isn’t She?
34 The Age Line
35 Bottoms Up!
36 A Durmstrang Entry
37 The Champions
38 The First Hogwarts Champion
39 A Fourth Champion
40 A Binding Magical Contract
41 I Don’t Want Eternal Glory!
42 Shall We Start With the Youngest?
43 You Don’t Have a Choice!
44 Amazing…
45 Ronald Would Like Me To Tell You…
46 Dragons
47 My Father and I Have a Bet
48 Oh No, You Don’t!
49 Is That a Student?!
50 Cheating’s a Tradition
51 Taking Bets
52 Good Evening, Champions
53 Last, But Not Least
54 The First Task
55 Accio Firebolt!
56 The Hungarian Horntail
57 The Golden Egg
58 She’s Done It Again!
59 Mum’s Sent Me a Dress
60 A Babbling Bumbling Band of Baboons

61 Why Do They Have to Travel in Packs?
62 Wanngoballwime?
63 The Champions Arrive
64 Is That Hermione Granger?
65 The Belle of the Ball
66 Take My Waist
67 She Looks…Beautiful
68 Not A Bad Place for a Bath
69 You Could Always Use Gillyweed
70 The Second Task
71 Outstanding Moral Fiber
72 The Pensieve
73 Karkaroff On Trial
74 I Have Names, Sir
75 Hello, Father
76 Your Memories?
77 People Change in the Maze
78 The Third Task
79 Potter! Duck!
80 Lost in the Maze
81 The Triwizard Cup
82 It’s a Portkey
83 Kill the Spare
84 Blood of the Enemy
85 He’s Back
86 That’s My Son!
87 Come, Potter
88 Priori Incantatem
89 A Fierce Friend
90 Checklist

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Tiana Benjamin as Angelina Johnson
Predrag Bjelacas as Igor Karkaroff
Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick
Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody
Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley
Shirley Henderson as Moaning Myrtle
Stanislav Ianevski as Viktor Krum
Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Roger Davies
Angelica Mandy as Gabrielle Delacour
Gary Oldman as Sirius Black
Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory
Jeff Rawle as Amos Diggory
Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter

James Phelps and Oliver Phelps as Fred Weasley and George Weasley

Costume Cards

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C1a Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter – First Task Costume /374
C2 Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory – Shirt /500
C3 Clemence Poesy as Fleur Delacour – Championship Costume /250
C4 Stanislev Ianevski as Viktor Krum – Costume /700
C5 Stanislev Ianevski as Viktor Krum – Shirt /400
C6 Durmstrang Students – Outfit /725
C7 Beauxbatons Students – Outfit /800
C8 Emma Watson as Hermione Granger – Trousers /300
C9 Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom – Pajamas /900
C10 Clemence Poesy as Fleur Delacour – Sweater /275

C11 David Tennant as Barty Crouch Jr. – Shirt /800
C12 Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter – Dress /300
C13 Death Eater – Robe /250
C13a Death Eater Costume /188
C14 Predrag Bjelac as Igor Karkaroff – Yule Ball Costume /800

TF1 Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore – Costume /175

Prop Cards

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2005 Harry Potter and the GOF Prop P7

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P1 Yule Ball Drapes /275
P2 Yule Ball Program /125
P3 Yule Ball Poster /105
P4 Bulgarian Flag /300
P5 Quidditch World Cup Campsite Burnt Tent Material /290
P6 Quidditch World Cup Programs /205
P7 First Task Tent Material /250
P8 The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection Textbook /75
P9 First Task Dragon Selection Sack /125
P10 Trial Chamber Paperwork /95
P10a Trial Chamber Paperwork /317
P11 First Task Arena Canopy Material /290
P12 Gryffindor Banner /265
P13a Monolith Trophy /105
P14a Death Eater wand /64

CIP1 Burnt Tent /205

Cinema Filmcards

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2005 Harry Potter and the GOF Cinema Filmcard

CFC1 Nagini, Barty Crouch Jr. /300
CFC2 Mermaid /300
CFC3 Dragon /300
CFC4 Goblet of Fire /300
CFC5 Dumbledore and the Penseive /300
CFC6 Maze /300
CFC7 Harry Potter /300
CFC8 Dumbledore /300
CFC9 Harry Potter /300

Triwizard Prismatic Foil

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2005 Harry Potter and the GOF Foil

R1 Harry Potter
R2 Harry Potter
R3 Harry Potter
R4 Harry Potter
R5 Harry Potter
R6 Harry Potter
R7 Hungarian Horntail
R8 Grindylow
R9 Mermaid

Box Toppers

4 cards, 1 per hobby box.

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2005 Harry Potter and the GOF Box Topper

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BT2 Grindylow
BT3 Durmstrang Ship
BT4 Dark Mark

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Dragon Breathing Fire
Dragon Chasing Harry
Graveyard Scene SP

Tin Cards

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2005 Harry Potter and the GOF Tin

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T2 Harry Potter, Skeleton in Clouds

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02 Harry, Hermione and Rita Skeeter – General Distribution
03 Ron and Harry – Binder
04 Harry Potter – Binder

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    The Riddles’ Teenage Son 

  • If Voldemort grew up in an orphanage, and Tom Riddle, Senior left before his son was born, how did the villagers know that Voldemort was the Riddles’ teenage son?
    • Maybe he looked enough like his dad they could put the pieces together.
      • What is missing here? No one in village knew of Voldemort's existence. Except for Frank Bryce who saw him near the house on the day of the murder, but did not recognize him.
    • Nope, you're not missing anything. The OP might be mistaking the fact that Dumbledore knew from getting information from anyone in town. It was never known that Tom Riddle Sr had a son. The villagers at most thought Merope had lied to say she was pregnant, and Tom had married her for this reason but left her when he 'discovered' the truth. Tom Sr may not have even known he had a son, depending on how far along Merope was when she stopped using the love potion. Actually when Frank Bryce saw the teenage Voldemort on the day of the murder, he didn't even suspect he was related to the Riddles. The only reason Dumbledore knows it was Voldemort who did it was because he saw Morfin's memory.

    Why is Avada Kedavra an Unforgivable Curse? 

  • In the Muggle world, there are certain situations where use of deadly force is justified, such as war, self defense against an armed criminal or capital punishment. It seems that AK would actually be a more merciful way of killing someone than something more elaborate. There's the potential for abuse, it really does, it's just that there's a difference between killing and murder in certain situations.
    • Because there exist non-lethal spells to take someone down in combat, like "stupefy" and "petrificius totalus". You do not need to resort to the AK curse when you can just stun him instead. It should be mentioned that Crouch did allow aurors to use the unforgivable curses against Death Eaters during the war against Voldemort.
    • That's it exactly. Here in the real world, defending yourself with lethal force can be tolerated in situations where it really is your only option other than letting yourself be killed/horribly injured. Wizards, on the other hand, have many completely nonlethal options they can use to defend themselves just as effectively without causing any permanent harm (or at least not killing them, at any rate). Another thing to keep in mind about Avada Kedavra is that one of the requirements to casting it is that you explicitly and sincerely want your target to die. Even if you used it while trying to defend yourself from a dark wizard, the fact that you used it shows that your primary goal was more killing your opponent than saving yourself.
    • Couldn't you make the same argument for the other two Unforgivable Curses?
    • You could probably make a case for the Imperius curse in peacetime - suppose you had to go to the dentist and found it impossible to relax enough to get the procedure done and all other magical-aided attempts to do so had failed? If there was a way for you to sign a consent form and have a witness present (for liability reasons), it could probably be useful in that sense. Can't see any way to justify the Cruciatus though.
    • Even then, there are ways to do that without stripping someone of their free will. Can't relax at the dentist? Here, have a Calming Draught or, worst case, just Stupefy the brat if they bite your hand too many times. The Imperius curse is different because it removes the victim's free will and leaves them open to all sorts of post-hypnotic suggestion.
    • Also it is made clear in the books that in wartime the restrictions on the Unforgivables is at least partially lifted. For instance, Harry uses the Cruciatus curse in front of the normally-strict Professor McGonagall, without the latter batting an eye.
      • Though it should be noted that all it did to Amycus Carrow was send him flying and knock him out. Given that the effect was of a Stunner instead of torture and Harry's comment, he could have been observing that he didn't have it in him to truly want his target to endure the Cruciatus Curse.
    • There are plenty of directly lethal spells in the HP universe, and plenty of other damaging spells that could indirectly cause death. Avada Kedavra is what you use when you want the victim to die in excruciating agony and terror in the worst (and last) 1.5 seconds of your life. It's the difference between using a gun in warfare, which is certainly lethal but instantaneous and without pain with the proper aim, and using a flamethrower, which can be just as lethal, but an infinitely worse way to go.
    • Where... did you even get that from?
    • It's established at least a few times in the Harry Potter series that Avada Kedavra kills 100% instantaneously and without pain.
    • The AK is the only spell shown to be directly lethal. Even spells like Sectumsempra are meant to only hurt, and even that one has a counter-measure.
    • Remember when Harry tries to torture Bellatrix and Amicus with the Cruciatus Curse and can't do it? Bellatrix says "you have to mean them" - and righteous anger isn't enough to get the spell cast. So in order to pull off Avada Kedavra, you have to be fully willing and determined to perform murder. Just the fact that the curse has been used is an indicator that the caster is a dangerous witch or wizard.
    • So to summarize, every other spell that could kill someone, could and indeed might specifically be for something else. Avada Kedavra literally has no use except to kill. Your only goal when casting it must be the death of what- or whoever you're casting it at - not to stun, blind, incapacitate, or otherwise stop them, but to kill them. That is why it is Unforgiveable.

    Doesn't Mr. Tennant Do A Brilliant Impression of Mr. Gleeson? 

  • This is a hole the films dug for themselves. As we saw in Chamber of Secrets, Polyjuice Potion does not change the voice. In the films that is, the books make it clear that it changes voice as well. However, this leads us to the obvious question. Why does Moody sound like Moody and not like The Doctor?
    • In the film, Crouch!Moody briefly imitated Hagrid during his Motive Rant at the end. That's supposed to explain that he's good at doing voice.
    • This was only done for the audience's sake (Viewers Are Morons, after all...) This would cause HUGE complications, especially in year 7. Would Draco really not recognize Harry and Ron's voices when they look like Crabbe and Goyle? Not to mention all those people in the Ministry when they sneak in there with Polyjuice.
    • And if you like, the first potion we saw was brewed by three twelve-year-olds on their first attempt. This one was brewed by an experienced Death Eater. It is shown that some potions can have differing effects depending on how well they're made, so you could Hand Wave it as that if you really want to.

    Concert Cancelled Due To Inevitable Instrument Failure 

  • Wait, how can the Weird Sisters perform rock and roll at Hogwarts in the fourth movie? Electronics don't work on Hogwarts grounds, and they were clearly performing with an electric guitar.
    • It's a wizarding equivalent. There are wizard radios, after all. Maybe they're run on magic or mechanics or The Power of Rock, but they don't have to be real electric guitars.
    • Ludo Bagman casts the Sonorus spell to amplify his voice, so that takes care of the microphones. Presumably they could cast a spell on the instruments to play as electric ones would.

    What a Jerk! 

  • This may seem weird but seriously, what the hell was Ron's problem in this book? He's jealous of Harry getting into the tournament (He isn't blind, or deaf, or forgetful is he?). He's a jerk to Hermione just because she went with Krum and last but not least, yelling at Harry for acting the hero, then being absolute hypocrite about it! What the hell do they have to do for him?!
    • The way he treats Harry stinks of Conflict Ball. This seems like a plot point that does not work after three years of knowing that Harry HATES being famous. It cost him his parents and it has done nothing but cause trouble for him. And worse, it doesn't actually lead to anything. Harry and Ron make up and then... it never comes up again until book 7, where there actually are good reasons for Ron to act up. When it comes to Hermione, we can chalk it up to an adolescent boy being an adolescent boy - they are not known for being paragons of reason when another guy takes their girl.
    • Well here's the thing - Ron can know in theory that Harry hates being famous, but he can still have resentment over the fact that he's known either as that other Weasley brother or Harry's friend. He's had his whole life being left behind; Bill is the oldest son with the exciting curse breaker job, Charlie is likewise established as the dragon carer, Percy is both Molly's favourite and an overachiever that always gets high marks, the twins are popular class clowns and even Ginny stands out by being the only daughter. And in his friendships, Harry is the celebrity who both survived Voldemort and has established himself as a bit of a hero by this stage. Hermione likewise is known for her intelligence and flair with spells - known as the brightest witch in their year. Ron meanwhile? Everyone forgets about him. He never gets that moment to stand on his own until the fifth book when he helps win the Quidditch Cup; he either tags along for Harry's heroics or isn't there. Sure we the readers know he was important, but Ron is dealing with a lifetime of insecurities over feeling inadequate. There is a saying 'the grass is always greener on the other side', and look at the teens and young people who crave being famous thinking it's all glamorous and fun - without considering the drawbacks that come with fame. So along comes another thing that puts Harry front and centre, and Ron's jealousy and resentment issues take over. He probably did realise how stupid he was being, but it's entirely possible he didn't apologise sooner out of shame - and it was probably easier to pretend that Harry was just self-absorbed or something than be that vulnerable.
    • Ron treating Hermione badly again ties into those resentment issues. And there's the fact that he possibly didn't realise his feelings for her until he saw her on the arm of another boy. So again, it's easier for him to get angry than admit his own vulnerabilities - and to be fair, that's a problem both Harry and Hermione display at different times. Not exactly the nicest way to act out, but a very human one, and not uncommon at fourteen.
    • Additionally, it's implied if you read between the lines that Ron wanted to apologize the night Harry was talking to Sirius, but Harry's own ego flared up and renewed the fight. Which, again, is understandable on his part.
    • This isn't new behavior from Ron. He was kind of an asshole to Hermione during their first year, but he greatly softened up towards her after the troll fight. Then, the summer before their third year, Ron's family won that Ministry sweepstakes and got their picture in the Daily Prophet. That and being the brief center of attention after Sirius broke into Gryffindor Tower looking for Pettigrew may have given Ron a taste of fame that was toxic for him. Notice that it's really only after the lottery win that he started having month-long fights with his friends. First with Hermione in the previous book, now with Harry here.
    • As noted above, teenage boys are not noted for being paragons of reason at all. Anyone who's ever been a teenager knows they don't usually need much of an excuse to be a Jerkass at least once in a while.

    That's a lot of Polyjuice! 

  • While we're talking about Crouch Jr.. Polyjuice potion lasts an hour and one hour only. Therefore, Crouch Jr. would have to drink some every hour. Does this guy sleep in one hour segments or something? Because it isn't out of the ordinary for someone to wander around at night, not to mention the house elves.
    • Impersonating a known paranoiac has its advantages. As for any house elves, Crouch Jr. could've easily ordered any who caught him out to keep their mouth shut. Dobby was probably the only one of the lot who would've thought twice about that, and you saw what it took for him to warn Harry about the Chamber of Secrets plot for as much as he did.
    • He can be reasonably sure nobody but house elves are gonna intrude into his room when he is asleep, in which case all he has to do is sleep with the covers over his head, presumably using a spell to lock them in place. Or else, since he is supposed to be paranoid, he might have asked Dumbledore to order house elves to stay out of his room least they trigger one of his alarms and he blast them to pieces in the middle of the night. Of course, one wouldn't put it past him to sleep in one hour segments for a year in the name of Lord Voldemort if need be.
    • Thank you, Troper. Now picture Fake Moody screaming, "For the Dark Lord!" and instantly falling asleep for an hour-wake up, drink Polyjuice Potion, repeat. Every Night.
    • Although that might be a bit of a giveaway if he did scream that.
    • He could just be sleeping inside the trunk, after locking the trunk from the inside. And as pointed out above, this would be entirely in-character behavior for the real Mad-Eye Moody.
    • Harry points out, 'we shouldn't see him at the crack of dawn, he'd blast us through the door.' Others probably think the same way.
    • Imagine Crouch with a Polyjuice drip. If Polyjuice Potion works when diluted with enough saline solution to inject it directly into one's veins, even with magic making it not a suicidal idea?
    • It's called polyphasic sleep. You sleep for 30 minutes every 6 hours, and it forces your body to abandon natural circadian rhythms. It's intended to give you more time awake each day. Of course, if you do it improperly, it causes you to hallucinate and think you're in the Legend of Zelda, but there you are.
    • Here's two bits: Crouch Jr. doesn't take it in at night. He just locks his rooms and tells everyone not EVER to come in, and he's done. His last potion of the day would be an hour before he goes to bed, and his first potion as he wakes up in the morning. Seems a good solution to anyone of us. He does have to put up with the inconvenience of having to lose his leg and eye every time he transforms into Moody, and then regrows those body parts before going to bed, but it's a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things.
    • Post Deathly Hallows we can assume his bed is surrounded with all of the same kinds of charms the trio put around their campsite, so we could talk in his sleep, etc, without fear of being noticed.
    • The same way disguised spies in the real world deal with this: make sure you're completely alone and not likely to be discovered. Locking your room would do fine here. Also, what self respecting wizard would allow a house elf to come into his room while he was sleeping? Why would someone even want that? They can clean bedrooms during the day, can't they?
    • Rowling has stated on Pottermore that one can make Polyjuice potion that lasts longer. "The effect of the potion is only temporary, and depending on how well it has been brewed, may last anything from between ten minutes and twelve hours." So he would only need to take a high quality potion twice a day once at breakfast and once a night if you will.
    • Then why drag it around in the flask and attract attention to it instead of drinking it in the safety of his chambers? He could've spilled it in view of other people, somebody might've asked him for a taste. Why risk it when he had absolutely no need to do, other than set up another unnecessary Chekhov's Gun?
    • The problem is that if Crouch Jr. doesn't drink from the flask he might be labelled a 'fake'. The real Moody was known for drinking from a hipflask.
    • Like Dumbledore being gay, Show, Don't Tell is a problem Rowling frequently runs into in these books and this is another example of it. If the child prodigy Hermione can not by Deathly Hallows create a Polyjuice potion that lasts longer than an hour then there is something seriously wrong. You shouldn't get extra credit for something that you haven't shown in your work.
      • Hermione followed a recipe that only gave results for an hour, and the sixth book shows that she's not the type to improve her potions, merely following the official instructions.
    • Dumbledore says, "But I think, in the excitement of tonight, our fake Moody may have forgotten to take it as frequently as he should have done... on the hour, every hour..." And he had only just found out this Moody was a fake. He didn't know for sure how big a draught he took.
    • In Deathly Hallows, Harry took an "large dose" of Polyjuice for Bill and Fleur's wedding and it lasted for a number of hours, from before 3pm until late evening. So apparently, if one drinks a lot, it will last longer.
    • So, when the kids were infiltrating the Slytherin dorm in CoS they didn't take larger doses... because?
    • Because as mentioned above, the recipe given was only for an hour and it looked like there wasn't much of it in the cauldron anyway. They might have even figured they didn't need more than an hour, anyway.
    • It's doubtful that Crouch Jr. took it every hour during sleep time or even in other hours when out of sight, it would be a waste, remember: he needed to steal the ingredients from Snape (which sound pretty dangerous) in order to keep the doses. He probably wanted to save as much as he could, so he probably was himself every time no one watched him taking the potion when in public only. As for the elves, as said before, he could just request not to have them into his room using any paranoid excuse.
    • Doesn't Crouch Jr. have Dark Detectors all over the office? The Foe Glass mirror signals if someone is coming. So maybe he doesn't take it while he sleeps, and relies on extra precautions so he's not disturbed.
    • And we've never had any confirmation on what time of day the House Elves clean the rooms. Surely during the day is easier? The students and teachers are all in their classes, so the dorms and offices are empty.
    • And if it's possible to make Polyjuice Potion last longer than an hour, maybe Crouch Jr. doesn't want to take any chances. Remember, his impersonation of Moody was very last minute - and he didn't have a lot of time to test out how long the potion lasted before he had to take Moody's place at Hogwarts. So maybe he's sipping the potion every hour just to be safe; his cover's blown if he starts changing back in the middle of class or a meal at the Great Hall. When you're a teacher, you don't get a lot of private moments during the day - as you're constantly interacting with either students or other staff members. So Barty Jr can't afford to take risks like that.
    • If you want your Fridge Horror quotient for the day regarding the implications of there being a long-lasting Polyjuice potion out there, recall that he was smuggled out of Azkaban by becoming his own mother. He may have found out a lot about her that day.

    Let's see, the emergency procedures are — wait a minute, we don't HAVE emergency procedures!!! 

  • Okay, why the hell didn't Dumbledore pull Harry — no, not Harry, everybody — from the 3rd task? There were some seriously fishy things happening — the significance of which not fully realized at that point, of course, but enough to make an administrator wary enough, don't you think? Harry was having strong visions of his nemesis, visions which Dumbledore obviously found suspect. Disappearances were happening the way they did when the 1st war began over two decades ago. And they still didn't know who had put Harry's name in the Goblet. To paraphrase McGonagall's quote from the 4th film, the hell with the Tournament, and the rules! What would have happened if they halted the 3rd task, really? An unstoppable force would reach in to push them into the hedge? Can you imagine how an institution like Hogwarts would react under a potential bomb threat? If it were the Muggle world, somebody would've sued the school's ass after that little incident, just sayin'.
    • The problem, unfortunately, was that the other schools and judges have a say in the matter. If Dumbledore raised his opinion, the others might think he was just trying to bring about a win for his school (after all, his two champions are in first place). If he pulled Harry only, then supposedly not competing resulted in the loss of magic (due to the magical contract), which would be worse if nothing ended up happening. Plus, he had reasons to think Voldemort wanted Harry dead, not alive and taken to him. So Dumbledore reasoned that if anything happened, Harry would throw up red sparks and be rescued if his life was in danger. Now, why he didn't ask Harry to do this the instant he got into trouble is another matter.
    • "What would have happened if they halted the 3rd task, really? An unstoppable force would reach in to push them into the hedge?" Actually, that's not unreasonable, considering how they make a big deal about the champions being under a "binding magical contract."
    • It doesn't recall the book saying that if they broke the contract, Harry would lose his magic. Wasn't it only stated that he was bound by the magical contract to compete? Even so, why did none of the wizards and witches there ever think that if the Goblet was acting in an unusual fashion to simply use some magic to check what was wrong with the cup and then reverse the effects so that Harry wouldn't even be in the Tournament? With the headmaster/mistress of the other schools complaining that Hogwarts had two competitors, you'd think one of them would come up with the idea to try override the magic of the Goblet. Also, considering one of the wizards there is Dumbledore, it's doubtful any spell that Crouch Jr. could come up with would be something that would stump even Dumbledore.
    • That's because Barty's so-called made-it-myself plan was really planned by Dumbledore himself. When Harry shows Dumbledore the mark that the knife left him in his arm(?), Harry states that he thought that he saw a look of triumph in Dumbledore's face. Which means that Dumbledore actually made the Triwizard Tournament with the hope that the madman who escaped from Azkaban by disguising himself as his mother impersonated Moody (if Dumbledore had helped Harry it would seem,... fishy), made Harry enter the tournament, helped him to get through, and finally win the Triwizard Tournament, just to be transported to Voldemort, reviving him with his own blood, and therefore making Harry survive through DH and getting the seventh Horcrux destroyed, while Voldemort died himself. That seems a much more reasonable explanation for crashing the office rather than "the real Moody wouldn't have brought you here after the last events". And you thought that Dumbledore's Roulette was complicated. He's truly the best Chessmaster ever.
    • Simpler explanation: Dumbledore wasn't expecting it, but as soon as he knew what had happened, he saw the ultimate possibility of it. Not forethought, not Roulette, just making the best of it - and immediately seeing potential for good.
    • Sorry, but no, without DD's connivance the plan couldn't possibly work. He'd hardly planned it all from the beginning - more likely he'd simply put Harry in the tournament to encourage him to learn stuff, and his plans merely coincided with V's ones (strange minds think alike indeed). But by the third task he couldn't possibly not know what was going on and what was going to happen.
    • Sorry, but this is simply WMG at this point, without any shred of proof. Dumbledore obviously didn't know who Moody really was until after the third task or he would never have permitted him to walk away with Harry. And no, Crouch Jr put in Harry, not Dumbledore. Also, the prophecy didn't say that Harry would defeat Voldemort, but that he had the power to defeat him, so Dumbledore sending Harry to him doesn't make any sense even from the absurdly manipulative angle you're trying to pull. After all, there was no reason why Voldemort couldn't simply kill Harry immediately, rather than duel with him.
    • Or much more simply, instead of elaborate conspiracy theories, breaking binding magical contracts actually has consequences, this being, you know, the magical world.
    • Using a binding magical contract with no escape clauses and grave consequences for violation in a juvenile competition is asinine. Sorry, but in this mad world of Rowling's "elaborate conspiracy theories" are the only things that make sense.
    • The Wizarding World has some strange morals and the Goblet was made centuries, so it doesn't seem so strange about it. Also, both Karkaroff and Maxime have every interest in forcing Harry out of the tournament, so if the "binding magical contract" was just an invention by Dumbledore (though this raises the question of how he could possibly risk this, considering he had no way of knowing that Crouch Sr was under the control of Voldemort and would support this), why wouldn't they expose him? After all, the tournament had written rules, so such a lie would be uncovered in fairly short order. And yes, this makes more sense than an absurd conspiracy theory of Dumbledore risking his best chance against Voldemort, to ... resurrect Voldemort.
    • But how can it be a binding magical contract when Harry never signed it? In real life no sane court would ever force you to uphold a contract just because another person had signed your name. Just because the Goblet was confunded into thinking Harry had made the commitment doesn't make it any more valid, in fact it makes it invalid. And, as someone said above, an unbreakable contract for what was supposed to be a friendly competition for juveniles is really stupid. What would happen if Cedric caught spattergroit? Would they force him to compete even if he's dying of disease?
    • Wait, "a friendly competition for juveniles"? Seriously? It wasn't for juveniles at all; you had to be 17+ to enter (the wizarding age of majority) which explains the Age Line. It was meant to be friendly, in a sense. The excitement around the Triwizard Tournament was explicitly attributed (by various people in the book) to the fact that it was the first Tournament in over 200 years after they stopped holding them because it was extremely dangerous and too many of the participants died. Everyone was warned that the new one would hopefully not result in casualties but there was no guarantee; if you wanted to participate you had to be absolutely sure since quitting was not possible. As for Harry: the Goblet was Confunded by Barty Jr. into thinking that Harry was a valid participant. Everyone seemed pretty vague about the consequences of breaking the contract, so it's possible that no one was entirely sure what they were. And so what about what a "sane court" would do? (Maybe if Harry called the cops on the Goblet, Cedric would still be alive...) The laws of magic have been shown to be rather ridiculous at times, but if one thing's for certain it's that trying to break them is a BAAAD idea. If something like an Unbreakable Vow can exist where breaking it, whatever that could be interpreted to entail, results in death, then trying to break a magical contract that forces you to participate in a contest (so that no matter how many others die you can't chicken out) with no idea of what the consequences of breaking it could be... yeah, maybe not worth the risk.
    • The question is...why? Nothing actually did happen to Harry during the tournament, so by the third task everyone but 'Moody' had let their guard down as the promised attacks on Harry had not shown up, and in fact Harry was doing rather well. Which results in Fridge Brilliance at the end.
    • Because nobody had promised any attacks, but Harry was still coerced into participating. If nothing happened during the first two tasks, it means that whatever the intention was behind putting his name into the Goblet, they would have to act on it in the third task.
    • The Tournament seems to have originate centuries ago, when people was much more tough and bad ass than today, someone at 17 was already an adult by far (in the 1600s probably married and with children already), you really can't extrapolate today's standards to that time. Nowadays we're... well pussies.
    • Doesn't someone say that the Goblet of Fire has gone out and won't reignite until the next tournament? Karkaroff and Madam Maxime demand to be allowed a second champion for their schools each, but they're told the magic won't work again. So maybe the binding magical contract is tied to the Goblet itself and they can't reverse it because the Goblet has gone out - so that means Harry is magically bound to compete?
    • And Dumbledore may have been thinking of the end game. If Harry is to challenge Voldemort, competing in this tournament could be a good way to test him or train him. Harry has dealt with dangerous dark creatures beforehand - far more than a normal fourteen-year-old - so Dumbledore might not have tried terribly hard to remove him from the tournament to encourage a challenge for him. They've removed as many fatality risks as possible (dragon trainers on hand for the First Task, merpeople ready to save victims for the Second, and teachers acting as guards for the Third) so Dumbledore sees a chance to test Harry's abilities while also figuring out who/what they're dealing with.
    • And not to be blunt, but the risks are much lower for wizards in this universe and it's not as applicable to our world. Most injuries can be healed instantly after all, whereas in real life a broken bone can give you problems for life if not properly treated. This tournament is happening with a very efficient nurse nearby, and as much procedures as possible to prevent fatalities.

    To hell with the madman still on the loose... we don't need to worry about him... 

  • In the previous book, there was alarm caused about Sirius Black breaking out of Azakaban, and they were warning the wizarding world to be careful. Sure, because of the Fourth Wall, we all know that Sirius was wrongly accused, but the entire wizarding world still believes he is a threat. So why was there no alarm in this book about the fact that he was still free? Honestly, if the Ministry failed in catching him in one year, they'd want to up the wizarding world's awareness that a supposedly dangerous killer is still on the loose with no hopes in catching him so far.
    • It was more along the lines that Sirius was making more open sightings of him farther and farther south, suggesting that he was running away after being captured. To the fickle Wizarding World, this was a sign that he was scared about being recaptured, so there was no real worry about him. Then the whole Qudditch Cup incident occurred, causing the public to focus on the fact that were multiple wizards that could cause damage and at least another Death Eater on the loose to cast the Dark Mark in the sky, so no doubt the Ministry would have jumped on a reason to blame Sirius for this attack unless he was seen in that area at the time.
    • Presumably, Dumbledore has told Fudge that Sirius is innocent and Pettigrew did it. Fudge would not like to take the risk that Sirius is captured alive and following embarrassing questions.
    • A combination of the fact that he is running around the South away from Hogwarts and Mengele syndrome. Simply put, when you first hear that somebody has escaped custody, you fear for the worst and expect them to act immediately and do something drastic, in the same nature that for decades after Mengele fled the collapsing Reich, East and West suspected each other of taking him in, and there were even wilder conspiracy theories of him leading a team of freelance scientists committing ungodly atrocities and experiments in remote hellholes throughout the world (and indeed, there are a few suspicions to this day that he was still working: see Cândido Godói). Of course, the longer he is on the run, the more the world looks at things and realizes that even if he is not captured, he is effectively cut off from funding and on the run from the most powerful agencies in the world and is probably — like Mengele actually was — holed up in a tiny shantytown away from civilization scared out of his wits and slowly descending into complete blathering insanity over the fear that one night, somebody will open the door and his pathetic existence will be snuffed out. After a year on the run, the Wizarding world (even one that assumes he is guilty as sin) assumes that the window of opportunity for doing something massively unsettling for Sirius has passed and he is either on the run, holed up and either biding his time or slowly going crackerjack ALA Mengele, has fled abroad, or has gone underground with his allies. In other words: he's not a major concern.
    • The fifth book states that Kingsley Shacklebolt is using his connections to deliberately mislead the search for Sirius.
    • But that was after the Order of the Phoenix was reinstated at the end of the fourth book. Until then, no one beside the trio and Dumbledore knows Sirius is good. Dumbledore doesn't even tell Molly and Arthur Weasley, who seem like first people he'd tell, if only so they stop having to take additional security precautions for Harry.
    • Sirius says in his letter at the end of the third book that he's going to allow some Muggles to glimpse him further south - specifically to throw them off the scent. As has been said already, the Quidditch World Cup incident happened and that seemed like a bigger deal to focus on.

    Ogg, look at the time! 

  • Mrs. Weasley talks with Harry about the previous gameskeeper, Ogg. But Hagrid was 13 when he was expelled and made gameskeeper so he could stay on school grounds, and that was recorded in the diary as taking place in 1943. Which means he has been gameskeeper for about 53 years. And for a student to attend Hogwarts, they have to be at least 11 years old. Which means that for Molly to remember the previous gameskeeper, she has to be at least 64 years old. There's never any indication that she's that old, and in fact JKR has placed her birth year around 1950, 7 years after Hagrid was a gameskeeper. It's not possible for her to have known Ogg.
    • "Oh dear, maths."
    • Maybe he was made a gameskeeper, not the gameskeeper. Or he was made an assistant or something.
    • Which would make sense, as you don't make a 13 year old murder suspect your only Gameskeeper.
    • Even if he was, if Molly was born in 1950, she wouldn't have even attended school until 1961. Which means he would have been working as a gameskeeper for about 18 years. Somehow, it's doubtful he would have worked as assistant gameskeeper for 18 years or more...
    • You doubt that... why, exactly? He had nowhere else to go, we know that. He wanted to stay at Hogwarts and Dumbledore let him. So he works for Ogg that whole time, and when Ogg dies or retires or whatever, he takes over the job — at the age of around thirty, which is perfectly reasonable.
    • Not sure about the passage described, but why assume Molly met him when she was a student at Hogwarts herself? She could have easily met him in Diagon Alley or at a graduation ceremony for an older sibling or something.
    • It's heavily implied that she knew him while she was a student; it mentions in the book that she 'reminisced at length' about him (Chapter 31 of GoF, p617 of the US version), which suggests she had a good number of personal interactions with him.
    • Consider: Armando Dippet was still headmaster when Hagrid was expelled (see Book 2). Nothing seems to tell us either way that Dumbledore was the immediate replacement when Dippet died or retired. Nothing indicates that Ogg was replaced before his own retirement or death. Presumably Dumbledore and Hagrid re-established contact when Dumbledore was headmaster and the position of groundskeeper became vacant. Hagrid did say (in Book 1) that Dumbledore offered him the position "after me dad died," but then, he was keeping pretty quiet about his past at that point - and there's no record of how his Lost Years were spent. (One pictures him roaming the countryside, trying to coax manticores into a Pokeball.)
      • According to Pottermore, "Hagrid lived in the Hogwarts grounds (acting as gamekeeper) ever since he was expelled in his third year. Great man, Dumbledore."
    • Actually Hagrid work with Ogg and there was some overlap. This makes sense since Hagrid was underage at the time. Also Molly could be the same age as Hagrid. We know her and Arthur are older than Lilly, James, Snape, ect. So its at least plausible she was in school at the time.
      • Hagrid is even older then Molly&Arthur since he was a 3rd year when he was expelled from school via a sixth year boy (Tom Marvolo Riddle aka future Voldy) in 1943. Arthur and Molly were born in the 50s. They had their first child William (Bill) at the start of the first Wizarding War with Voldy just about the time James, Lilly, etc were in/at Hogwarts(70s).
      • We don't know when Arthur and Molly were born but it was almost certainly before 1950, considering their first child was born by 1968 at the latest.

    AVADA KEDAVRA- *boom* 

  • During his first DADA lesson (at least with the Trio), when he's teaching about the Unforgivables, Crouch/Moody repeatedly says Avada Kedavra. How is it that it doesn't kill anyone? Hermione says it, as well, but as she presumably doesn't have the strength to make the spell work, that at least can be explained.
    • Just saying the name of a spell doesn't set it off, or a lot of wizarding classes would end in fire and feathers.
    • A paraphrase from book 5: "Never used an Unforgivable curse before, eh Potter? You have to mean them!" Presumably, since Crouch's and Hermione's intent at the time wasn't to kill anyone, they didn't.
    • And another thing, neither of them were equipped at the time. Assuming Avada Kedavra is one of the spells you can only set off with a wand.
    • Truthfully nearly all spells seem to require a conscious activation rather than just speaking the words.
    • Agreed. This passage makes it clear that Hermione saying the full spell didn't actually do it, but when she made the correct gesture and said it deliberately, it worked fine.

      "You're saying it wrong," Harry heard Hermione snap. "It's Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the 'gar' nice and long."
      "You do it, then, if you're so clever," Ron snarled.
      Hermione rolled up the sleeves of her gown, flicked her wand, and said, "Wingardium Leviosa!"
      Their feather rose off the desk and hovered about four feet above their heads.

    • IIRC, Moody says that the students could all point their wands at him, shout "Avada Kedavra" and he wouldn't get more than a bloody nose. You have to mean them.

    Whaddya do with a drunk Abraxan, early in the morning? 

  • So, wait, Madame Maxine's Abraxans only drink single-malt whiskey. How were the Beauxbatons teachers and students able to fly their carriage all the way from France to Hogwarts without an Epic Fail crash with drunken Abraxans tangling their harnesses and flying willy-nilly?
  • How easily do horses get drunk? This Practical Horse Man Magazine article indicates that mundane horses don't get drunk off of the occasional beer because they naturally produce large amounts of alcohol dehydrogenase. Presumably the Abraxans with their bigger size and liver can produce more alcohol dehydrogenase, but proportionally speaking, the ratio of how much alcohol dehydrogenase per unit of body mass Abraxans make is probably similar enough to the ratio of how much alcohol dehydrogenase per unit of body mass mundane horses make. If no other explanation is simple enough, perhaps Abraxans do indeed make disproportionately more alcohol dehydrogenase. Then the question becomes how much more do they need?
  • How much alcohol is in single-malt whiskey and other alcoholic sources that horses have gotten into? Horses drunk off of fermented apples are actually suffering from ethanol poisoning, and ethanol is NOT the same thing as the alcohol found in single-malt whiskey. Apparently alcohol dehydrogenase doesn't deal so well with ethanol. Beer is 4.5% alcohol, single-malt whiskey is 40% alcohol.
  • How much single-malt whiskey are the Abraxans consuming? The Practical Horse Man Magazine article was assuming the horses were drinking beer in addition to water, not as a substitute for water. Given that and the higher alcohol content of single-malt whiskey, however much liquid the Abraxans are consuming still has them consume much more alcohol than what the Practical Horse Man Magazine article ran calculations for. Even if horses don't get drunk easily, even if Abraxans are much bigger than other horses, isn't it still problematic if the only thing they drink is a drink with 40% alcohol content?
  • If the Abraxans only drink single-malt whiskey, then where are their alternate sources of hydration? How much water is in their food? Enough to make it a soup or stew or mash or something?

    Bear Witness to Death 

  • How can Harry see the Thestrals? In the book, Harry has his eyes closed when Cedric is killed because his scar put him in so much pain. He only saw the green light of Avada Kedavra through his eyelids and then opened his eyes to see Cedric dead.
    • Strictly speaking, the rule is you can see Thestrals if you've seen death, not someone getting killed. Looking at a dead body (perhaps a recently deceased body) is all it takes.
    • Word of God: Oops.
    • It's assumed he'd seen either his father or mother die. Is that not the case?
    • No. James died downstairs, and Word of God says he was inside his crib and didn't see Lily die, only heard her.
    • Not to mention the fact that if this was true, he would have been able to see the Thestrals all through his time at Hogwarts up to that point. Fairly sure it says in the last book that he was standing in his crib, watching what was going on, though.... but in any case, Word of God says you can only see the Thestrals if you have seen death while old enough to understand what this means. One-year old Harry would have been too young to understand fully at that time.
    • He saw the Basilisk get killed in Chamber Of Secrets, and it was never explicitly stated that you have to see human death.
    • It probably has to be human death. Otherwise a lot more people would see the Thestrals, like people who lost pets. Hell, even people who stepped on ants, realized what they did and understood that the ant was crushed to death, would see them. You have to comprehend the meaning of death, as in, along with grief, guilt, permanent loss and whatever else it carries. About the Basilisk, Harry was most definitely glad when the thing died, since it was trying to kill him; he didn't fully comprehend the meaning of it dying, since it meant nothing to him aside from maybe quick relief. Thinking again, some people who lost dear pets would probably also see Thestrals, but then, there was only a handful of students during the class where Hagrid asks who could see them, so who knows, maybe none of them had pets at home.
    • Well, his father was killed downstairs, and since he was in his crib, he didn't saw his mother die. But he saw somebody to die that night. He saw *Voldemort* as he was falling dead. Good Job Fixing It Villain
    • So, if, say, an assassin killed his mark, obviously with no feel of guilt or grief, it wouldn't work, even though he would still perfectly comprehend what death is? "there was only a handful of students during the class where Hagrid asks who could see them" Which doesn't really matter, since Thestrals pull the carriages with the newcomers, and yet apparently noone ever sees them. Presumably because they didn't exist until they were needed in this book.
    • To the above, he could, if he understands that he took away a life. Not that he has to feel anything towards the victim in itself, but the concept of loss that comes with death would have to be there, probably. That's just an interpretation though. "Which doesn't really matter, since Thestrals pull the carriages with the newcomers, and yet apparently noone ever sees them." Yet apparently none of Harry's mates or classmates see them, you mean, right? Not like Harry actually goes around socializing with people from other Houses in the carriages, or that we see him doing so until Luna arrives and the subject comes up.
    • Seeing creepy bat-winged horses that nobody else does, like hearing a voice hissing in the Hogwarts corridors, isn't exactly something you go around boasting about among casual acquaintances. Neither is something as personal as whether you saw your mother die when you were little. Sure, if Ron or Hermione had attended a grandparent's funeral or whatever, Harry would've probably heard all about them well before Year Five, but it just happened that neither of his close personal confidantes had seen death before either.
    • To get back to Harry and the Thestrals, yes he had is eyes closed for the actual moment of death but he was with Cedric before and after. He saw Cedric's body lying on the ground, touched the body, took it back with him, didn't want to leave it, ect. Harry was certainly seeing and experiencing the effects of death. He also had traumatic dreams about Cedric all summer. In fact this might explain why he didn't see them at the end of year four. He would have had he actually seen the moment of death (then again maybe not as he had a lot on his mind and may not of noticed the Thestrals in any event) but the grieving and trauma process brought them in visibility slowly.

    Seeing Thestrals 

  • Speaking of Thestrals, why doesn't Harry see them at the end of this book? Harry explicitly takes the carriages down to the Hogwarts express to leave, still describing them as 'horseless'.
    • Hhonestly, this had been discussed to death but JK said that she was originally going to have him see them, but realized that would create an unnecessary cliffhanger for the next book. So instead she delayed it until the start of the next book, and made Harry be in shock and not understand the death enough to see them until after the summer.
    • At some point JK stated you had to process seeing death before you could see thestrals. At the and of book four Harry is still grieving and hasn't fully processed Cedric's death, so he can't see them jet. Then next year he has moved on and has finished processing Cedric's death, so now he can see them.
    • And in the lesson on Thestrals, Hermione only says that they're seen by people who have "seen death". She doesn't go into specifics like "they'll appear the second someone is seen dying". Given that psychology is a relatively modern concept that wizards haven't likely copped onto, there's probably a lot of research that needs to be done on what point Thestrals will appear to someone who has recently seen death.

    Bumping into Thestrals 

  • Speaking of Thestrals yet again... How is it possible that of all the dozens of children boarding the carriages every year, absolutely nobody managed to either hear them, smell them, or bump into them? There should've been tons of freaking out and "Ohmigod there's an invisible horse here, this is so cool, guys check this out, an invisible horse!"
    • It may be a case where you have to know they're there to be able to feel them. Otherwise, you pass through them as though they were ghosts. If you can see them, you obviously know they're there. If someone tells you they're there, and you believe them, you know that they're there and can touch them.
    • That WOULD make sense if the beasts didn't carry quite tangible carriages and eat equally tangible meat. So no, they are not ethereal in any way, just invisible.
    • And the kids who haven't seen them DO touch them. They even rode them to the Ministry of Magic in the 5th book when only Harry, Luna, and Neville could see them.
    • Well, when Harry first encountered the carriages in the third book, didn't it say he presumed they were being pulled by invisible horses?
    • He actually didn't, he said horseless. In fact, right after he first sees the Thestrals, he wonders why they would put these beasts in when the carriages were supposedly capable of movement on their own.
    • Even regular, good-natured horses can accidentally hurt humans who come too near their hooves unexpectedly. The teachers surely take care that none of the students get too close to the thestrals, knowing that most of them won't perceive the potential danger.
    • Thestals are good natured horses. And whose to say kids are not bumping into them every once and while. A kid got saved by mermaids in this very book and didn't know exactly what had happened to him. Potter assumed it was the giant squid that saved him but later saw a messaged left by the mermaids that they chase the giant squid away so people in the water do not have to deal with it. Something just hits! Oh, ghosts and poltergeists, both of which can become invisible to witches/wizards, haunt this castle. Further research would reveal nope, thestral, but there is still a rational explanations if one does not look deeper.
    • Doubtful that an invisible horse at a school of wizards, who face weirder things while gardening, would really draw that much attention.
    • Maybe other students did know about them. It's just Harry only finds out in his fifth year and never bothered to ask.
    • Okay, when you ride in a carriage pulled by a horse, you don't generally touch the horse if all you're doing is getting in and out of the carriage. The horses are to the front, and generally not close enough that someone might accidentally bump into them on their way in and out of the door (which might frighten the animal and cause an accident).

    Cutting The Knot - We mean, Summoning The Egg. 

  • In the first task, Harry summons his broom to get past the dragon. Why didn't he just summon the egg instead?
    • This is a common question. The most likely answers are either he didn't think of that or he assumed the egg would be charmed against it.
    • Also, didn't the rules state that he had to get past the dragon? Simply summoning the egg would probably count as breaking the rules.
    • Even if he couldn't summon the egg for whatever reason, it might have helped to also summon his invisibility cloak.
    • It's unlikely Invisibility would have helped him much against the dragon with its other senses. Plus he wouldn't want to advertise that he had an invisibility cloak in the first place.
    • Harry's Invisibility Cloak is immune to Accio.
    • The summoning charm seems to make the object move towards the caster, but if the dragon was sitting on top of the eggs, the egg wouldn't have been able to move until the dragon was lured away.
    • That seems likely. In the fifth book, Lucius tries to summon the prophecy orb from Harry and yet Harry manages to barely keep hold of it.
    • If Accio would work on the egg, everyone would have done it. Not much of a challenge, nor is it especially entertaining.
    • Maybe everyone thought that "Accio Golden Egg" would be warded against and no one thought to try it.
    • And everyone only knows that their task is to get past the dragon. They don't know about the egg until literally the day of the task. So their preparation had all been for the dragon and not the egg.
    • The dragon is also literally protecting her eggs for the whole task. Harry's objective is to get her away from the eggs so he can sneak in. If any of them tried a summoning charm, the dragon would likely block the egg from leaving her nest and become even more aggressive now that she knows the wizard is after her eggs.

    There's feints, and then there's Wronski Feints. 

  • The big deal over the Wronski Feint is always annoying, because didn't Harry do that in Prisoner of Azkaban? Whether if it was against Cho or Draco, but to distinctly remember that someone kept following him during the game, so he took a fake dive to shake them off.
    • That was a feint, but presumably not a Wronski Feint. The Wronski Feint is getting your opponent to follow closely behind you, pulling up at the last possible second, and allowing your opposing Seeker to plow into the ground.
    • Plus, it retro-actively pimps Harry's flying talents. Krum even compliments him in this book on his flying.

    The Robes From Nowhere 

  • Where did Ginny get the dress robes she wore at the Yule Ball? She wasn't in the fourth year, so they presumably wouldn't have been included on her equipment list. And if her mother did buy them, wouldn't they have sucked like Ron's?
    • Borrowed them from a girlfriend? Ginny is described as being quite popular in later books, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that she had a friend who wasn't planning to attend whose dress robes she could squeeze into.
    • Also, teenage girls take dresses and proms and the like very seriously. It's possible that she has saved up for formal wear in the past.
    • Or, because formal wear for women is much more popular/taken seriously, maybe there were more options available second-hand for Ginny's.
    • The second-hand theory is most likely borne out in the films. Whereas most of the other girls are wearing brand new silk or satin gowns, Ginny is wearing a cotton dress/gown hybrid that, while probably not second hand, could easily come off the rack as opposed to being something custom fitted.
    • She could simply have asked her mother to alter one of her old dress gowns, if she still had any laying around. With magic, the alteration could even have been merely temporary.
    • Hogsmeade, le duh.
    • Honestly, the thing that makes heads scratch is not the provenance of Ginny's robes, but rather why no one thought to use Transfiguration on Ron's, or why fourth years didn't get a a week of special instruction in Transfiguration taught by the Wizarding World's equivalent of Tim Gunn rather than being made to buy dress robes. Hell, the fact that the Yule Ball was a surprise to students is a headscratcher in itself.
    • The Yule Ball being a surprise to the students is actually a really good point. If someone was told before the beginning of the school year to go out and buy a tuxedo for no reason, they probably wouldn't do it.
    • Also, Ron has exactly one friend who's good enough at transfiguration to actually help with his robes like that — Hermione. And given how badly Ron flubbed up the job of asking Hermione to the Yule Ball, he's definitely not getting any help from that direction anytime soon. (Now why Molly didn't transfigure the damn things themselves before sending them on is a question, but we're never given any indication that Molly Weasley has a functioning fashion sense, so it might just be a function of Molly having horrible taste in clothes. The Weasley knitted jumpers aren't exactly triumphs of clothing design either.)
    • Actually, Ron does try to modify his robes with magic, and even semi-succeeds! It's implied that this is the best job he can do:

      In a desperate attempt to make them look more manly, he used a Severing Charm on the ruff and cuffs. It worked fairly well; at least he was now lace-free, although he hadn't done a very neat job, and the edges still looked depressingly frayed as the boys set off downstairs.

    • There is a fair chance it was on her equipment list. While the fourth-years and up could freely attend the ball without being invited by someone older, they weren't obliged to (unless they were Tournament Champions, but the fourth-years would (legally) be too young for that), but they still had dress robes on their list in case they wanted to attend. Maybe the same went for the younger students: "In case, you are invited to the Yule Ball by an older student, you may want to buy some dress robes".
    • How often do we see the characters reading the lists that are sent out aside from the book list? They likely assume that, having bought their stuff first year, all they need to do is replace anything that has gotten worn out/broken over the summer, and buy the new books. Worst case, between Apparation, Flooing, and the owls who can deliver packages within a few days, there isn't likely to be a crisis if they forget to pack something that they needed.
    • An alternate interpretation - Molly's funds were tight when she bought Ron's because it was coming up to the start of the school year, and she had books and other supplies to buy for the rest of the children too (Ron, the twins and Ginny). By the time of the Yule Ball - which appears to be announced in November - Molly's able to get her daughter a set because it's just her and Arthur in the house and money isn't as tight.
    • Doesn't Ginny also say she didn't expect she'd be able to go? She was surprised when Neville asked her - so it sounds like Molly got her dress robes much later. Either buying a new set quickly, or altering one of her old gowns.

    Rats! 

  • Wormtail's ability to get information from other rats. Rats have to establish relationships before they tell other rats things. (And yes, they do inform each other of danger. At least that's true.)
    • It is a bit fast for him to have developed a relationship with the other rats, but he could have used magic to speed up the process, or the rats were so scared of it that they were warning any other rat that passed.
    • For example, there's a difference between someone telling their friend that they think something odd is going on, and someone screaming to all the random bystanders, "OMG there's a huge snake in there!".
    • The Imperius curse, perhaps? If Moody can use it in class on a non-human rather easily, who's to say someone else didn't help Wormtail get information from the rats (or he just did it himself before he transformed).
    • Actually, Voldemort says that Wormtail has a 'curious affinity with rats'. He's implying that Wormtail has a gift for not only communicating with rats, but for getting them to trust him.
      • It's also possible this is just something that Animagi can do in general. Sirius was able to communicate with and get Crookshanks to trust him when he was in dog form.

    Oh dear, wizard genetics. 

  • Colin Creevey was established as a Muggleborn; he was attacked by the basilisk and talked about how his parents were all shocked and excited that he was a wizard. What are the chances that his brother Dennis is also a wizard? It doesn't run in generations like that, else Petunia would be a witch like her sister. Is it just a weird coincidence?
    • This brilliant and nerdishly scientific explanation of wizarding genes in the HP universe says that both Creevey brothers being magical is possible but it's possible that there has been a case of false paternity. [1]
    • On the contrary, Petunia may be the odd one out and it does run in families. Alternatively, keep in mind Petunia is the older sibling, and we're not told if Colin's the oldest sibling in his family. Maybe it skips the first sibling? It's magic, it doesn't need to make sense.
    • But Hermione's an only child and she's a witch. And if we're not trying to make sense out of everything, what's the point in even having this page?
    • Punnett square genetics. If M=muggle and m=wizard with m as the recessive gene, you have a 1/4 chance of two Mm parents having a child that is mm. Assuming the events are independent, the same is true for any following siblings.
    • Rowling says that the wizarding gene is dominant, but all that proves is that she doesn't know how genetics works.
    • Dominant with variable penetrance would work, and would explain how pureblood families could produce squibs.
    • What?
    • What's wrong with wizarding being a dominant gene? You have to explain what you mean. Some people don't know what you are talking about.
    • In a nutshell, dominance means that the trait will show even with one allele (so if magic is a dominant gene, anyone with the genotype Mm or MM would have magic, but mm would be a muggle). Muggles cannot ever have a wizard child if magic is dominant, because both parents would have to be mm while the kid would be Mm; the M has to come from either parent, and if either parent had it, they would be a wizard too.
    • Except this in itself only proves that magic is not dependent on simple Mendelian genetics. Reverse it so that the dominant M means muggle, and Squibs automatically disprove that.
    • True but Squibs are noted to be much rarer than Muggle-borns. It's the equivalent of two blonde parents having a brown-haired child, whereas it's more likely for two brown-haired parents to have a blonde child because they could both be carriers since blonde hair is recessive. So being a Squib could be a random and therefore, fairly uncommon, mutation.
    • Why would Petunia be a witch? Even if wizarding is a dominant gene, then the chances would be that about 75% of people in wizarding families would get it.
    • Could be that one or both of their parents were Squibs from a line of both, so long they never knew they were of wizarding stock, and it took this long for the genetic dice to roll "wizard" again.
    • It's kind of assumed that Squibs have the Mm genetic sequence.
    • This would make sense, as then two people with the Mm sequence would be able to produce a magical child (mm), a Squib (Mm), or a full Muggle (MM). This does rely on magic being recessive, and for mutations to occur to produce a Squib. This would also make Squibs carriers of the magic gene.
    • Alternatively, there is the possibility that squibs do possess the necessary magic genes but those genes are simply defective; i.e. cystic fibrosis, where the gene is still present but has some kind of alteration that makes it unusable. This would make more sense; if all squibs are Mm then that would mean that it would be impossible for half-blood children to be magical, because Mm is all they could get (if they had a full muggle parent and a full magic parent they would only get an M from one and an m from the other- they would all be squibs).
    • If one has studied basic genetics for school, and have spent a year overthinking this, only to come to one conclusion: "It's magic, stop questioning it before your Muggle brain melts." (This is also applicable when talking about conservation of matter to do with Transfiguration, and pretty much everything else in HP - it's magic, that's the point.)
    • It could also be multiple alleles, like eye color.
    • True. It works if there's one gene whose dominant allele grants magical powers, but a different, recessive gene that can suppress them. Muggleborns would be the offspring of Muggles, one of whom has both alleles for suppressing magic as well as the magic-promoting allele, and the other of whom lacks the suppressor allele. (This would mean that one or the other of the Creevy boys' parents only missed out on being born magical because of the suppressor gene.) Squibs could be the offspring of wizard parents who are heterozygous for one or both genes.
    • Alternative explanation: JK Rowling hasn't studied punnett square genetics and mistakenly said the gene was dominant and now we're hell bent on trying to explain it. Had she known how recessive genes work in Mendelian genetic she probably would have said it was recessive.
    • There's the reminder of Liquid Snake's nonsensical explanation of dominant and recessive genes from Metal Gear Solid.
    • Punnett square genetic would suggest that magic is recessive and parents of Muggle-borns are carriers and that being a Squib is due to random mutation which is why it's so "unusual". But, this doesn't fit with most of the wizarding world being half-bloods. It is suggested that the child of a wizard/witch and a Muggle is almost sure to be magical, which is why even a non-magical child with one magical and one non-magical parent is called a Squib. So Mendelian genetics doesn't explain it either way.
    • What a nice idea on the suppressor gene idea. Trinucleotide repeats are another explanation (Look up Huntingon's disease). Variable penetrance is problematic because it gives some validation to the Death Eater ideas about pure-bloods being the best wizards and Muggle-borns being the worst which is shown in the story to be BS. The other explanation of course is that it's a story and doesn't have to make sense although IT IS fun to discuss. :D
    • Mendelian inheritance may be taught as a basic high-school level crash course in genetics, but that just serves to cause more misinformation and false assumptions than anything else. Not to sound condescending here, but insisting something is impossible or wrong because it doesn't conform to Mendelian laws makes you look really uneducated. A few tropers have already mentioned some various mechanisms that can allow for random-yet-common mutations to occur sporadically, but the idea that fits HP the best is epigenetics. Meaning, a random but heritable change to the DNA structure (that's simplifying it, but bear with this.) With fate and odd magic laws, a child conceived by Muggles that is "meant" to have magic, or spends enough time near magic(?), can acquire this change early enough in development to maintain the magic. However, the change is not a "normal" alteration that can be detected or replicated in a lab like methylation or deacetylation, it's a magical change. Same thing with squibs in reverse: Random chance or issues in early development (like using strong potions/Firewhisky or being hit by a curse in early pregnancy for instance) might mess with that DNA structure too.
    • There was the impression that squib refers only to muggles born of pure blood wizards. Word of God states the Gilderoy Lockhart, a halfblood (witch mother, muggle father) has two elder muggle sisters, indicating that they are not called squibs. It is never mentioned that they are half sisters. Pureblooded wizards are mentioned to be incredibly inbred and the genetic mutation of a squib becomes more common down the road. Those squibs have children who have children who eventually produce a muggleborn wizard. It is not impossible that two muggles could produce more than one wizard child. Although it is unlikely it is not an impossible thing. In fact if both the of Colin and Dennis Creevey's parents had a squib ancestor then producing two muggleborn children seems pretty likely. But if only one parent had a squib ancestor then it seems more likely that not all their children would be muggleborns. Who knows maybe if the Evans had more children they'd have had another wizard. Maybe if the Grangers had another child it may have been a wizard or a muggle.
    • When talking about the final book, specifically the epilogue, Rowling mentioned she considered having Dudley there with a wizard/witch child of his own but then decided that magic wouldn't survive contact with Vernon's genes. While a joke it may imply that there's not just a Magic gene and a Muggle gene but there may also be an Anti-Magic gene that prevents magic from manifesting even when it should, which would explain where Squibs come from.
    • Perhaps it's just a gene that's easily mutated.
    • No one thought this possibility? Both Lily and Petunia are witches (because it jump a generation) but Petunia is a Squib. Though as said before culturally she's not consider one as the term is generally applied to children of purebloods.
    • ...What? Lily is a Muggleborn witch—both of her parents are muggles. A Squib is a person born in a magical family with no magical abilities of their own. That's what makes them so unique in the wizarding world—by your logic, all Muggles would have to be Squibs. If Petunia doesn't have magic, it doesn't make her a Squib, it just makes her a Muggle like her parents.
    • To be fair, we don't encounter a lot of Muggle Borns with siblings in the series. Hermione was meant to have a sister but she was dropped from the story (the sister would have been Muggle). So for the sake of argument, here are a few fun theories: a) the genetics argument is 100% valid and Dennis is Colin's adopted brother, also a wizard by pure coincidence, b) the magic gene does not obey the laws of science and does whatever it wants, which is how Lily can be a witch and not Petunia and both Creeveys can be wizards, c) the magic manifests in every child born after one who has it; Petunia is older than Lily and so Lily was the first in the family, and if they'd had another sibling, they would have gotten magic too; d) JK Rowling forgot Colin was a Muggle Born and gave him a brother without thinking how that would work.

    Chain of Memory 

  • How does the Pensieve work? Supposedly, there are basically two different ways it could be interpreted:
    • 1.Dumbledore says that it helps when he has too many thoughts and memories crammed into his mind. So it suggests that you could put your thought or memory in the Pensieve and it wouldn't be in your head anymore. The fact that Snape used to put his worst memory in it to avoid Harry seeing it suggest the same. But if that's true, does it mean, that you forget the whole event when you put your memory in it? 'cause if it's not in your head, you've forgotten it. And if that's true, does it mean that Slughorn doesn't remember anything about talking to Riddle about Horcruxes?
    • Which in turn begs the question of why didn't he remove that memory long ago if he's so ashamed of it. Unlike Snape, he doesn't look like a masochistic type who would willingly torture himself by dwelling over his guilt.
    • It's not self-torture. It's a reminder of what happens when he becomes power hungry.
    • 2.One could think, that when you put your memory in Pensieve, or just extract it from your head, you're just creating a copy of it, while leaving the original in your head. But if so, why does Snape bother to put it in Pensieve?
    • Oh, and about "moving freely in Memories"-thing... Just how are the people visiting the memories able to see/hear/visit the thing the author of the memory couldn't have possibly seen/heard? As an example, in Snape's worst memory, Harry hears and sees the Marauders talking about/doing stuff, while the Author of the memory is far away and doesn't look at them/listen to them talking. Does that mean that if the memory is long enaugh, you could just go to a completely diferent room and see what people were doing during the time of the memory? May be go to the Ministry of Magic and learn some secrets, which were discussed at that point, or go to girl's locker room and watch them naked? How does it work?
    • The book does mention that Harry stays in sight of Snape the whole time. Also, it's entirely likely that Snape did hear (at least subconsciously) what the Marauder's were saying, he just filtered it out as background noise. Doesn't mean his mind didn't still record it. The human brain is an amazing thing. There's about a guy with DID, and one of his personalities could only speak Hungarian, even though the dominant personality couldn't speak any Hungarian at all. He had some Hungarian co-workers, and the assumption was that his subconscious mind picked up on their conversations and learned some phrases that way.
    • OK, it could be so with hearing stuff, but what about seing? You know, like seing what James is doing while Snape is reading and not watching him. If it works that way, one could just use Pensieve to see the stuff that happened around you but couldn't see. For example, what your classmate was writing in his letter while sitting in front of you or something like that.
    • Word of God says that the Pensieve is more than just a memory storer, it allows people to actually "return" to a certain point in time in which they were present. J. K. Rowling's reasoning is that subconsciously, everyone is aware of everything around them more or less, but it's not that she thought it through straight down to being 360 degree total awareness. Chalk this up as a mistake on her part.
    • OK, but it would make much more sense for the memories being seen from the PoV of their owner.
    • On the original point, lets say a middle ground: you still have the memory, but it is put to the back of your mind so someone is less likely to see it and it bothers you less.
      • Or possibly: putting the memory in the Pensieve does erase it from your mind, but odds are if it's a memory worth storing, there are other memories pointing to what happened. For the Slughorn example: if he took the memory of the Riddle encounter out, he won't remember the encounter itself, but will remember all the guilt he felt after the fact. Or with Snape, he might not remember the encounter with the Marauders, but he will remember going see Lily later that night to apologize for calling her a Mudblood. Dumbledore might not remember the encounter that ended up with Arianna dead, but remembers that it was his and G's fault.
    • To remember when Harry goes into Snape's memory, he hopes that Snape remains in the same area as the teenage Marauders so he can still overhear them. If Snape hadn't been near them, he wouldn't have been able to really experience their conversation. Dumbledore also uses the Pensieve to study events he was there for to get a different perspective than his own - so it's a memory of an event the person witnessed, but from a neutral perspective.
  • As for how you remember it when the memory is out—you may remember that the event happened, but not the specifics. For example, like putting someone's college graduation in a Penseive, they wouldn't forget that they'd graduated college. They just wouldn't remember any details of the event. So Snape can remember that he got bullied by the Marauders, maybe even that he called her a you-know-what, but he won't remember anything else about it.

    The most loyal Death Eater? Sure Crouch. Sure. 

  • A lot of fuss is made in this book that Barty Crouch Jr. was one of the only Death Eaters who truly remained loyal to Voldemort, never renouncing him, but wait, hold the phone! God knows he tried his damndest to renounce Voldemort when he was on trial! The only real difference between him and the likes of Lucius was that Lucius got away with serving Voldemort and Crouch Jr. didn't. This is opposed to Bellatrix, for instance, who basically laughs off her Azakaban sentence, while the other two present don't really react at all. As for helping Voldemort regain his body? That was when serving Voldemort seemed like it could pan out again, just like the other Death Eaters who returned at the end of the book.
    • Crouch, Jr. probably just has a bad case of Moral Myopia and it's possible that Voldemort only has his account to go on. Besides, he was pretty well prevented from doing anything until Voldemort rescued him. It's possible that he would have gone back to looking for Voldemort if the Ministry had bought his story. No, that's not necessarily so, but the point is Death Eaters like Lucius had opportunities to look for Voldemort which Crouch, Jr. didn't have.
    • It's assumed that lying/infiltration/spying has always been Crouch Jr's talent, and his vehement protests at the trial were a pre-approved attempt to retain his not-a-Death-Eater credentials. It would explain why Bellatrix didn't turn on him despite her contempt for those who betrayed their loyalty.
    • That makes a certain amount of sense. If the son of one of your greatest enemies has joined you, what's the most logical assignment to give him? Send him to spy on his father, of course.
    • He never renounced V - he just cried to his father to spare him. Which was either a normal reaction of a young man about to be cast into hell, or a performance aimed at avoiding punishment and remaining free where he could serve his master.
    • As opposed to Wormtail, who found Voldemort out of fear and a desire for protection - Barty Jr sought him out for no reason other than to serve him. He literally fought off the Imperius Curse, cast the Dark Mark in his name, impersonated someone for a year, and killed his own father for the sake of their plan. So Voldemort did see Barty Jr as one of his most loyal followers.

    Triwizard scoring tomfoolery. 

  • Harry and Krum tie for first on the First Task, and Cedric wins the Second, with Harry behind him and Krum behind Harry. This should level out to Harry being in first overall in the tournament by the Third Task, with Krum and Cedric tying in second. Since Fleur failed the Second Task it's understandable her placement overall would take a death plunge by the Third Task. Instead, we get Cedric nosing past Krum and tying with Harry, when by all accounts he did the worst overall in the First Task; taking longest to secure his egg (Fleur is listed as facing the Dragon in the book for 10 minutes, Cedric for 15, Harry was specifically mentioned as getting his quickest, and its doubtful Krum has a drawn out encounter with his dragon) and then taking a major injury (getting part of his face burnt? Fleur just got a near Wardrobe Malfunction which she was able to fix on her own) to boot. The Tournament already suffers from Golden Snitch syndrome in the Third Task, but now the Second Tasks' points seems to outweigh the First Tasks'. This tournament is madness!
    • *Casts Sonorus Charm* MADNESS?!THIS!!! IS!!! HOGWARTS!!!!!
    • NO! THIS IS PATRICK! I'm not a Hogwarts!
    • Besides, that's the way British degree weightings works. All the years count towards your final degree class, but your first year counts as least important (so long as you pass), second (and/or third) year more important, and the final year is gut-clenchingly important. So, the variable weighting isn't madness - just British.
    • The judges (except Karkaroff, of course) probably considered Krum harming the dragon and its eggs as grounds for removing points from his total, while Cedric's impressive use of magic compensated for the longer time he needed to get the egg or the injury. Incidentally, Cedric could still have finished last in the First task. He had 38 points, so Fleur could have finished above him (but in third) with 39.
    • Its actually said in the books that Krum lost a few points because a few of its eggs were harmed.
    • Your score in the first and second tasks is whatever the judges give you, which is ostensibly for how well you did your magic, though as we see it's a little tempered by favouritism. The amount of time they took to get the egg is an aspect of impressiveness, but doesn't have very much relevance by itself.
    • Sounds like a really flawed scoring system that would allow for blatant bias and cases of YMMV. Which is the worst possibly scoring system they could use, especially given how biased the judges were, being the directors of the participants' schools.
      • It's flawed and blatantly biased, but most things in the wizarding world are. Cheating is rampant in Quidditch, the House Cup is a joke when teachers can give or take points on a whim, laws are selectively enforced, people are convicted and sentenced to long stretches of torture-by-Dementor on circumstantial evidence (or, in Hagrid's case, no evidence at all). If anything, it's surprising the Third Task is a relatively objective judgment when almost everything in the wizarding world is subjective.

    May my Lord have more difficulties. 

  • To understand why Crouch Jr. demonstrated the unforgiven curses and tried Imperius on children - that's what the real Moody would do. But don't you think he went too much into the role? He basically trained Harry's Imperius-resistance to perfection. Why do that, if you serve Voldemort? And don't tell it was because of Dumbledore - he didn't know about Harry's resistance-potential and wouldn't find out, so there was no need to teach it to Harry SPECIFICALLY.
    • Crouch Jr. really had no choice in the matter - doing any less would raise the red flags and alert Dumbledore. You're underestimating how much of a paranoid Moody was: going even the slightest bit lenient in defense would seem VERY out of character. Besides, even if Harry's capable of resisting the Imperius Curse, Voldie still has the perfectly serviceable Cruciatus and Killing Curses to use, both of which are much harder to defend against. Voldemort isn't going to want to keep Harry alive as a slave, so the Imperius curse would only get use for some brief humiliation before he gets around to the finishing off.
    • Yes, but Crouch could simply note to himself "wow, this guy has affinity to the resistance", not say it loud and go on with other students. It's not like people would notice something was wrong. And as for there being other means, sure, but why give him such a valuable mean of defence? It's like if Lupin wanted Harry dead and still taught him how to make a Patronus.
    • He also needed to ingratiate himself with Harry. On the other hand, as it was aptly noted above, it is hardly a life-saving skill, unlike the Patronuses. Neither Crouch, nor V planned any further use for Harry, so neither saw any point in keeping him particularly Imperiusable. There is also a chance DD specifically ordered "Moody" to train Harry.
    • It's entirely possible that Crouch himself had a fundamental moral objection to the Imperius Curse (considering he was subjected to it and controlled by it for years) and as a result thought that, regardless of Voldemort's eventual goals, everyone ought to have a chance to learn to resist it.
    • Crouch's original goal was probably to test whether Harry could resist the Imperius curse. If he couldn't, then Crouch could have subtly sabotaged Harry ever learning to. Knowing whether it would work ahead of time would certainly be better than only discovering Harry could resist it after deciding the situation of the moment warranted Imperius-ing Harry.
    • Because Crouch Jr. needed to sell the deception. Remember, that he has the real Moody locked up and was interogating him regularly for information. So, Crouch Jr. likely was asking the real Moody what he would be teaching the students if he were in a classroom himself.

    The odd couple 

  • Okay, so Hagrid's mother is a giantess while he father was a rather small man...how does that work? How would they even...or is it better off not knowing?
    • Engorgio. In the opposite case, maybe Alohamora.
    • "Somebody, please, Obliviate me."
    • You know, there's a fanfic series in which Harry gets The Talk from various characters. One of them features Hagrid telling Harry and Draco how giants and humans mate:

      "Now if the man is a giant, and the woman is a human, then it is real painful fer her, as she is so small an' he is so big. Most of the time the woman will die givin' birth, cause the baby is too big. Sometimes the woman will die during sex, cause the man is too big. Do yeh know what I mean by too big?"
      "Yes." yelled Draco and Harry at once, both terrified that he might go into greater detail if he thought they had doubts.

    BOOO!!!! WHERE'S OUR EXCITING TOURNAMENT?!?!? 

  • After the second task, the chieftainess of the merpeople needs to tell Dumbledore exactly what happened in the lake before the judges can decide how many points to give out. If nobody was able to see what was happening in the lake during the task, what the hell did everyone in the stands do for 1-2 hours? Just sit around and stare blankly at some murky water?
    • Come to think of it, pretty much the same thing applies to the third task. If nobody outside the maze can see Krum getting Imperius'd and then stunning Fleur and putting the Cruciatus curse on Cedric or the Triwizard Portcupkey whisking Harry and Cedric off somewhere, this seems to imply that nobody can see anything going on inside the maze... so what the hell did everyone do in the stands for 1-2 hours? Just sit around and stare blankly at some shrubs?
    • Two theories: There could have been some kind of form of entertainment, like a song or a comedy show to entertain people who were waiting. Or maybe they could have just seen the bangs and the monsters on the outside and got talking to other people nearby. "Whoa Fred, did you just see that giant Spider?!"
    • Someone brought this up with a friend of theirs and he theorized some sort of magic Jumbotron. But then again, if this was possible, they wouldn't have needed the Merchieftainess's explanation about what happened underwater.
    • Why do people sit and watch the finish line of a marathon? 99.99% of the competition is taking place well out of view. They want to be there when someone wins.
    • Except that watching people merely running for several hours is boring. Now, people struggling through the giant maze of death is the whole different story. There's no reason why everybody wouldn't want to see what's happening inside.
    • Why do people sit and watch the finish line of a marathon? Because the other 99.99% of it is on TV.
    • Furthermore, even if you use the marathon comparison to try and explain why a bunch of wizard adolescents don't want to see an exciting display of magical skill, how do you justify the fact that the judges also cannot see what's happening inside the lake/maze? The audience of a marathon may only watch the finish line, but the officials have to watch the whole thing.
    • Seconded. If, for example, Krum, had actually been a bad person, and had been smart enough to use Stunning plus Obliviate, or Stunning plus 'throwing them to the monsters' instead of Unforgivables, how would anyone have caught it? Or, interesting question, do we know such things aren't allowed? Maybe the maze wasn't supposed to be 'a maze with dangerous creatures in it', maybe it was supposed to be 'a wizard duel through a maze with dangerous creatures in it'? (Although presumably the Unforgivables would still be illegal.) And Harry and Cedric (and maybe the others too) just missed the memo.

    BOOOO!!! We wanted to see some ACTION!!!! 

  • Sure, the crowd of spectators probably enjoyed watching the dragons in the first task. And then, in the second and third tasks, a thrilled audience watched... the surface of the lake, and the outside of a hedge? The whole tournament was set up like it was a grand spectacle, but nobody could see what was happening in these two events - not even the judges. We had magic binoculars and some kind of giant magic scoreboard introduced in the earlier World Cup sequence, but there's nothing like that here. The Ministry sure went to some trouble importing a Sphinx that almost nobody got to see.
    • Well, the purpose of the tournament is a contest of magical skill, not a theatrical production. They set up seats and people came because they were interested. There are plenty of occasions in real life, like state visits and important trials, when people hang around outside a building all day just because of who's in there, even though they're not going to see anything except maybe a glimpse of somebody they think they recognize being escorted out to their car. Even news channels do it: "We're taking you live now to a video feed of one of our reporters standing in front of an iron fence, which we assure you is the one around City Hall, so she can tell us that she doesn't know any more about than we do and has nothing to say. But when she does, we'll be the first to report it!"
    • Except that during such real life occasions there may be tons of technical or legal obstacles to witnessing the juicy parts, or it may be that nobody knows when exactly the interesting event will happen. The third task was different. All the interesting stuff was happening right there, behind the bushes, and they obviously had means to observe them if they wanted to. Except, of course, that they couldn't, because then Crouch's plan wouldn't work.
    • Doesn't the same apply for real-life stuff. Like Tour De France? Since isn't a large chunk of the race is behind trees and plants while the watchers are waiting at the start/finish line?
    • Yes, and to a vivid non-sport fan, that is confounding to no end, why would anyone want to watch that. But at least people who stage races and marathones have the excuse that it's technically difficult to provide a live feed from every car or runner, pod racing-style. These people, having magic, have no such excuse. And even barring the audience, what about the judges? "The judges will be patrolling outside the maze looking for your sparks"... waaaaa? Why the hell weren't the judges looking after the participants? It's kinda their job.
    • Maybe there's a magic spell of some sort that lets them watch the contestants. Kinda like a Pensieve, or a magical camera.
    • In that case they would've seen all the bullshit that was going on in the labyrinth and stopped it, or at least they would've known that Harry was kidnapped, and arrested Moody immediately.
    • Well for the second task, they were only going to be there for an hour. That was the time limit, but there was nothing saying that someone wouldn't come back early. And if one might be remembering it wrong, but didn't all the tasks happen on weekdays? If so, it's basically a day off school, and the students will be sitting with their friends and talking - with the task as an excuse to do so.

    Just where the hell is Durmstrang? 

  • Why are some tropers so insistent that Durmstrang (note the German name) is in Bulgaria? OK, so one Durmstrang student is Viktor Krum, Seeker for the Bulgarian national team — so bloody what? By that "logic", since Hogwarts' students include Seamus Finnigan, Hogwarts "must" be in Ireland.
    Also regarding the "Bulgaria is south of Britain" cry — again, so what? Even assuming that Durmstrang is in Bulgaria, the fact remains that Dumbledore wasn't stating a specific bearing from Hogwarts, but only stating that Durmstrang is "in the north" — as Bulgaria indeed is, and so is Britain.
    • But that kind of thing is useless. You could make the argument that Mississippi is in the north if you're looking on a global scale. A Continental view, one typical of people in Europe, would make the claim that Bulgaria is northerly as laughable as claiming Mississippi is.
    • That argument is good evidence for this main point, that Durmstrang isn't in Bulgaria. If it was, would its students need fur cloaks?
    • There's no reason why it has to be in Bulgaria; wizards are perfectly able to attend school in another country. The most likely explanation, noting names like Karkaroff and Poliakoff, is that Durmstrang is in Russia (and has a German name because it is a royal institution from the 17th-18th century, à la St Petersburg).
    • Except that in the Royal Courts of Czarist Russia, they spoke French, not German.
    • On Seamus; surely there are people with Irish names all over Britain. One kinda assumed Durmstrang might have been in Romania, because of Transylvania. What's buggingis that there are apparently just three wizarding schools in the whole of Europe, and at least two of them seem to have students from just one country each.
    • Didn't Dumbledore said they were the biggest schools or something? There's the take that there were other schools, particularly in bigger countries, but Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang were the biggest.
    • Dumbledore does indeed specifically describe Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang as "the three largest European schools of wizardry."
    • Judging by its blend of Germanic, Slavic, Romanian, and Hungarian cultures, Durmstrang may be a remnant of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and serviced everyone in Eastern and Central Europe, perhaps with several national campuses under one name, as in a university system. When the muggle Austro-Hungarian Empire fell, the wizarding subculture of that multi-ethnic empire didn't really care, and continued to sending their children to it.
    • Well there's the thought it was Russia since 1)fur cloaks 2) doesn't someone say they (Durmstrang) only use fire for their Poitions class? and 3)didn't Hermione say that the water is much colder near Durmstrang, so that the water the Giant Squid is warm? (it was probably January when Victor Krum did that)
    • Given that so much of Eastern and Central Europe is mountainous, the use of fur trim on robes shouldn't be given too much weight as a clue. Altitude can make a place just as cold as latitude does.
    • Drumstrang is not a german word or name nor does it sound really german to somebody who knows the language (well you could make a Spoonerism for Sturm und Drang (a period of german literature) of it). If they didn't say it was to the north, it seems a reasonable guess that it's located in a country which was part of the austro-hungarian empire. There have always been relations to russia in the past (pan slawism), so it would make sense that russians as well as eastern europeans attend it.
    • Word of God states that Durmstrang is in northern Scandinavia, specifically Sweden or Norway. During the Yule ball Krum gives several clues about where Durmstrang is located, which are apparently telling enough for Karkaroff to interrupt him before he had given away the school's location. First, Durmstrang has apparently very short days in winter, implying that it's even farther north than Scotland, though there seem to be some daylight in winter, so it's south of the polar circle. These facts together limit it to Scandinavia, Iceland and northern European Russia (it's stated earlier in the book that Durmstrang is an European school). The second clue is that there are lots of mountains and lakes around the school. Mountains are not that common in this part of Europe, so this narrows it down to Iceland, Norway, western Sweden and the Ural mountains. Iceland and Norway do not really seem to fit with other descriptions of Durmstrang. It's not really that cold there and it's also not really that far away from Scotland. The mountains of western Sweden are more appropriate regarding the cold weather, though they're not that far away, either. The Ural mountains on the other hand are very far away, very cold and this fits better the Russian influence in Durmstrang (if nothing else, the headmaster has an obvious Russian name). In the region, there is also a series of large lakes, which coincides with Viktor stating there are two large lakes near Durmstrang.
    • Given the fact that Karkaroff and his students arrived on a boat rising from underwater, why isn't it possible that Durmstrang is located somewhere underwater near the Arctic Circle?

    For a flaming goblet, this thing sure is confusing. 

  • What if someone decided to try and get around the age line by, say, putting a slip of paper on the end of a stick? Or levitating it? Or really anything that didn't involve physically stepping over the line?
    • It's entirely possible that this did happen, however the Goblet deemed them not worthy to compete. It's never made clear how the Goblet of Fire judges the candidates, but assuming entering without standing right over it would give you a few negative points. It's entirely possible if there were any other candidates for the fourth school Harry was entered in, he wouldn't have had his name pop out either. After all, the Goblet probably judged him as cowardly by having someone else enter his name.
    • Why would the goblet care if you aren't standing over it? If you don't put it in yourself or use another way of getting it in, it's only because of the Age Line, and if the goblet is going to judge people for breaking the rules and entering when they're not supposed to, then why bother with the Age Line at all and not just trust that the goblet wouldn't pick underage students once they were forbidden to enter?
    • There's nothing saying the Goblet was even aware of the Age Line. If one were picking people for a contest of skill and bravery, and some entrants appeared afraid to even approach someone, they'd be right out.
    • They really could have avoided a huge array of potential cheats by having the Sorting Hat do the Goblet's job. But then there'd be no plot.
    • The Sorting Hat being a Hogwarts artifact wouldn't make it neutral enough.
    • Problem with that is that the Goblet of Fire is considered an "Impartial Judge" because it has no connections or bias toward any school. The Sorting Hat may be seen as biased toward Hogwarts, especially if Hogwarts champion was winning. The other headmasters would claim the hat chose bad competitors from their schools.
    • Another problem is that the Sorting Hat was purpose-created by the Founders of Hogwarts, who are basically treated as saints by the wizards of the present day. There's a decent chance using it for anything else would be considered sacrilege - and IIRC the Tournament started way after their day, so they couldn't exactly sign off on such a use.

    GASP! It's an Invisibility Cloak!!! 

  • Why does nobody react to Barty Crouch Jr.'s revelation that his family has an Invisibility Cloak? In Deathly Hallows, it is rather important that Harry has one — and in fact, his is revealed to be the only "real" one. Crouch's cloak seems to work just like Harry's. It smells of Retcon.
    • To recall, they mention in the first book that Harry's cloak was unique in that it produced total invisibility and never faded. Other cloaks exist, but they're pale knockoffs.
    • Alternatively, the person could have bought several Invisibility Cloaks. Seems expensive, but then since Crouch Sr. is a high-up official, he could have access to the confiscated Invisibility Cloaks used by criminals. Or perhaps he could re-enchant the same cloak? If he's powerful enough to use the Imperius Curse for a long period of time, perhaps he could have made his Invisibility Cloaks last longer, too.
    • Yeah, Invisibility Cloaks are rare but far from unheard of. In Deathly Hallows, it wasn't important that Harry had one; it's that he had one for so long without it fading. Harry's has been in use at least since James was a kid, and any other Invisibility Cloak would have turned opaque over that much time.
    • What Xenophilius Lovegood describes says that a regular invisibility cloak is woven from Demiguise hair or has a charm cast on it, both of which fade with time. Harry's has been passed down through his family for generations (he's descended from the third Peverell brother).

    Seeing through the cloak 

  • How about the obvious plothole: How in the heck did Barty Crouch Jr. manage to see through Harry's Invisibility Cloak anyway? Besides the Unholy Power of the Retcon?
    • How on Earth is that a plothole? It's explained in the scene when Harry's in the Three Broomsticks with Hermione while hiding under his cloak that Moody's eye can see through them.
      • When the real Moody first lost his natural eye and had to have a prosthesis enchanted, he knew very well that illusions and invisibility left him vulnerable to surprise attack. It's hard to say what he did as a work-around, but it clearly doesn't require unbroken line of sight (he can see through solid objects), so it's clearly not based on light. (Though it works much as if it did: "Nice socks, Potter.")
    • It was likely a reference to the aforementioned revelation that Harry's cloak is the only "real" one, i.e. "completely" impenetrable and everlasting. Retcon or not, there isn't THAT much of a plothole since it's also stated that the Hallows while powerful are NOT as 100% infallible as the legends claim: after all, the "unbeatable" wand was beaten at least once, right? Ergo, even Harry's Legendary Cloak of Invisibility +5 could be penetrated by SOMETHING.
    • Concurring with the above point. Considering it's a setting where magic actually exists, Rowling has a fondness for imbuing her characters with a Magic Feather mentality (see also: the self-fulfilling nature of prophesies, Harry's non-use of Felix Felicis on Ron in Half-Blood Prince), the assumption that nothing can surmount the Hallows is probably another symptom of this. Moody's eye being able to see through the cloak is probably a weird case of Muggles Do It Better, where "muggle" in this case is "wizard living in more modern age".
    • It's also possible that he didn't, but just deduced it's existence. Consider the following hypothetical situation (or something like it): Ron and Hermione are sitting at the table, with a person-sized gap in between. Three tankards are sitting in front of them. Ron and Hermione are usually seen with Harry, who's not exactly the most rule-abiding of folks. Gee, what could the explanation possibly be?

    Ya know those armies of Voldemort we kept mentioning? Yeah, they actually have a formal name that we never bothered to share. 

  • How come Harry doesn't hear the term "Death Eater" until this book? You'd think what Voldemort's followers call themselves would be one of the first things Hagrid would have mentioned when telling Harry his history back in the first book. Even if Hagrid did decide to leave that out/didn't think to mention it, you would at least think that sometime during Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry would have heard someone refer to Sirius Black as a Death Eater. It's almost like everyone was in on some kind of conspiracy of "we can't use the word 'Death Eater' because Harry doesn't know it yet."
    • Same as the absence of the term "Auror" when it would have made sense for them to apprehend Sirius rather than "Hit-Wizards", this is just an example of Rowling not planning every minor detail of the books ahead of time. She likely didn't think about or decide on the name "Death Eater" until she had finished Prisoner and was writing Goblet.
    • They said that only Hit Wizards can stand against Sirius. Maybe they are elite compared to regular Aurors.
    • One figured that Hit Wizards were special Aurors used by Crouch, Sr. specifically to eliminate dark wizards rather than bring them in. Considering that Crouch Sr. was said to have become as ruthless as some on the dark side, it wouldn't be all that surprising to learn that he had a group of dark wizard killers in addition to normal dark wizard hunters.
    • Hit-Wizards are sent after particularly dangerous criminals, where Aurors are explicitly dark wizard catchers. Compare local and county police, who would be called in on a murder or robbery, to state police and the feds, who go after larger-scale criminals and serial killers. Likewise, they never refer to Sirius Black as a Death Eater because even the idiots at the Ministry could lift up his sleeve and see he doesn't have a Dark Mark. Assuming that Pettigrew's explosion spell wasn't Dark (it was very likely just a high powered Reducto), they would have had no reason to call in Aurors on him. It wasn't until later, after Peter's accusation and Dumbledore's release that Sirius was supposedly the Secret Keeper, that he was believed to be a Voldemort supporter and not just insane. Why they thought he was Voldemort's right hand man, considering that he wasn't Marked, is anyone's guess.
    • Does the Ministry even know the Death Eaters have the Mark? When Snape showed his to Fudge to try to convince him Voldemort was back, he also had to explain what it was, who gave it to him, and how it worked. And Fudge still looked at him like he had three heads...and each head was spouting gibberish.
    • It's possible just that Snape told him how the Mark worked as proof that he really has returned, what with the Mark being visibly affected by Voldemort's call, and that Fudge simply had more of a problem with Voldemort's actual return and not the existence of the Marks.

    Hogwarts's Teleportation Loopholes 

  • So you can't Dis/Apparate in or out of Hogwarts, but you can use a Portkey? It can't work like Floo, because Floo is stated to be a NETWORK, which needs established stations, but Portkeys just seem to work to teleport people around.
    • Even then, it seems to be an iffy situation, as we only see it happening with the Cup (not inside the castle itself) and when Dumbledore makes them. So it's possible that wards preventing their use were removed for the third task to transport the winner out of the maze, but it was hijacked for another use (or Portkeys are stopped inside the castle only). It's also likely that only the headmaster can make Portkeys that work in and near Hogwarts.
    • Not true. While under the influence of Veritaserum, fake Moody said that he turned the Cup into a Portkey. Not modified the existing Portkey enchantment, he specifically said that he turned the Cup into a Portkey before placing it in the maze.
    • But in HBP, Harry heard Dumbledore muttering some spells to take the protective charms off the walls of Hogwarts, so it obviously took some time. And even if that were so, didn't fake Moody charm the cup to be a Portkey that would bring Harry to Voldy? Guess Dumbledore might have given him permission to do it, since he trusted Moody and all...
    • It's a very common theory (especially due to the movie) that the cup was meant to be a Portkey from the center of the maze to the start. Thus, if there were wards over the grounds for Portkeys, they were taken down in advance. It's just that fake Moody charmed it to take a detour along the way when he placed it in the center of the maze.
    • According to what he said in the book when questioned under Veritaserum, it wasn't a Portkey until he enchanted it.
    • Considering that when the Portkey returned Harry and Dead!Diggory, it returned them not to the point of departure - in the centre of the maze - but to the grounds of Hogwarts, well outside the maze, assuming that the Cup was indeed meant to be a portkey, and that all Fake Moody did was divert the Portkey to Voldy first, assuming that no one would survive to make the legitimate trip after the graveyard...
    • Hogwarts has a shedload of ancient wards and shields surrounding it, whch can only be bypassed by the headmaster. With the cup, DD enchanted it so it could pass the wards. This enchantment is applied to the cup itself, not an addition to the portus. DD himself added that enchantment and the first portus to take the winner outside the maze. Fake Moody could not lift the first portus as it was done by DD. He simply added on a second portus which activated first.
    • Why is everyone assuming that DD did that? The Triwizard is old. If the Cup can bypass the wards, or was let into the wards deliberately, that probably happened centuries ago, especially if the traditional last task is 'put everyone in one place, winner is the one who grab the cup first'. In fact, someone grabbing the cup after the task start might signify the 'legal' end to the magically binding contract everyone is in. And each Triwizard someone is supposed to program a logical destination into the cup for the winner. (This would obviously change from year to year...you wouldn't want the winner of a Triwizard to appear at the Quidditch stands if the last task was a three-way duel in the Great Hall, or whatever.) Fake Moody did just one of two things:
    • Cast a portkey in front of the existing one, somehow. So the 'victory' portkey didn't trigger until the second touch. In this hypothetical, the Triwzard wasn't over until the second time Harry touched it, making Harry alone the actual winner. This requires the 'Hogwart ward override' to be part of the Cup, instead of part of the 'winner Portkey spell', which makes the cup a rather large security risk. If any Portkey cast on the thing can avoid the wards it raise the question of why Fake Moody didn't just hunt Harry down and throw the cup at him at the start of the year.
    • Or he reprogrammed the winner destination like normal, like happens every year. Which means Harry and Cedric did, legally, tie, as the Triwizard was over the second they touched it the first time. This makes the cup more secure if it can only go through the wards during the third task, and can possibly only take contestants. However, it makes it hard to explain why it returned.
    • No, he specifically says that the Goblet wasn't a Portkey until he enchanted it to be one while they were questioning him under Veritaserum.
    • Possible explanation of the return trip: There's some sort of anti-theft system of the cup which thought someone ran off with it. The cup is probably supposed to stay on the campus of the winner between tourneys, so if the tourney is over and the next one hasn't started, and someone is touching it off-campus, bam, Portkey to a known location on the last winner's campus. (Which would be Hogwarts, as the campus of Harry's fictional school does not exist.)
    • Alternate explanation: All Portkeys are bi-directional, or just that one, and the cup was simply trying to return him to the center of the maze. However, Harry had moved the cup at one end, by summoning it, so when he used it, he ended up outside the maze at the other end. (In normal practice, the very first thing the officials would do after the winner shows up would be to erase any destination from the Cup before the winner puts it down.)

    We've got to have... mon-SHUT IT! 

  • At one point, after Draco puts down Ron yet again for being poor, Ron says something to the effect of "Arthur could get a promotion any time he wants, he just likes it where he is." Now, you know that money isn't everything, and that the Weasley family's financial situation is supposed to demonstrate that family togetherness is much more important than wealth... but does that strike anyone else as just a teensy bit selfish on Arthur's part? "Oh, I have a wife and seven freaking kids to take care of, and we can barely make ends meet, and the only reason I can afford to send my younger kids to Hogwarts at all is I have older kids to give them all their old crap, and I could give my family a better life, but I choose not to because I like tinkering with Muggle artifacts." What?
    • It's Ron saying that, not Arthur. It's not like Molly would let him get away with risking their younger children starving just so he can tinker with his stupid, illegal Muggle toys. It's like "my dad could beat up your dad if he wanted to, but he doesn't want to, so reality will never joss my flimsy justification," but economically.
    • Agreed. Ron was clearly bullshitting.
    • Doesn't Molly even say to Dumbledore at the end of the book, when Dumbledore is sending people people out to recruit members for the Order, that it's always been Arthur's "fondness for Muggles" that has kept him from advancing in the ministry while Fudge is in charge?
    • There are different ways to interpret that. On the one hand, Arthur is holding himself back because he likes working on Muggle-related subjects, or rather because he's known as a Muggle-lover, he's passed up for promotions. That or, like Ron, Molly simply doesn't know exactly why he hasn't been promoted yet.
    • Going back and checking Goblet of Fire, it's actually quite clear that Molly knows exactly why Arthur hasn't received a promotion, and it's not because he doesn't want one. While less hateful and militant than the Malfoys or Voldemort's other direct supporters, Fudge is still a supporter of the ideas of wizard superiority and blood purity.

      Dumbledore: Molly, am I right in thinking I can count on you and Arthur?
      Molly: Of course you can! We know what Fudge is. It's Arthur's fondness for Muggles that has held him back at The Ministry all these years. Fudge thinks he lacks proper wizarding pride.

    • Also, the Weasleys aren't THAT bad off, at least not to the point of starving.
    • Is there any indication that the Wealseys are really struggling to get by? Okay, sure, they don't have enough money for lots and lots of treats (although Arthur and Molly are certainly capable of putting enough money together for a reward for when one of their kids becomes a prefect or something), and yes, they have to subject their kids to the sheer HORROR of wearing second hand clothes! But they're supporting seven kids in a pretty big house, plus they often have Harry and Hermione over for the summer, and yet they seem to have enough money and resources to put food on the table every day (and pretty generous portions by the sound of things) and there's no indication that they're in any debt. They seem to get by quite well on what they earn, they're just not greedy for anything that they don't need.
    • To recall in Chamber of Secrets that Harry accompanies the Weaselys to Gringotts and sees Molly literally empty their bank vault, which just about buys their school supplies. Yeah, that'd be struggling.
    • One thing to keep in mind that the main reason the school supplies were such a drain on the Weasleys' resources in Chamber of Secrets is that Molly and Arthur had to buy five copies of Gilderoy Lockhart's entire library.
    • And next week, in comes Arthur's next paycheck. Sure, they don't have a lot of money, but there's no indication of debt so far as the eye can see. That money only just paid for school supplies, but they only have to do that once a year. They don't have much, but they have enough to get by.
    • Also keep in mind that the number of Weasleys in the house dwindles through the course of the books. Bill and Charlie have already left home before the series starts, Percy leaves between books four and five, and Fred and George leave during book five. By this point, Arthur and Molly are only supporting two kids and it won't be too long before they leave as well. If Arthur's paycheck can just cover seven kids in the house, imagine how much money he'll have in reserve once they all leave home. From Arthur's point of view, he's probably thinking: "Why give up the job I love when my kids will have all left home soon and then I'll be able to save up plenty of money for a nice retirement?"
    • Not to mention that if you already have food, you can modify it (including increasing the quantity); it's just that you can't conjure food out of nothing. Hogwarts tuition, books, and supplies are likely to be the biggest bite to the Weasleys' finances, in which case Books 2 and 3 would be the toughest with five students there (Percy in 6th/7th year, the twins in 4th/5th, Ron in 2nd/3rd, and Ginny in 1st/2nd). It's possible that they might have had to dig into savings accounts or something that year.
    • Fridge Brilliance: The Weasleys get by during the 2nd and 3rd year thanks to the windfall they gained in the summer between the years (the decent amount of money they won through the wizard lottery).
    • Also, what expenses do the Weasleys really have for most of the year? No mortgage, It's doubtful they have a utilities bill, and every year another kid takes off for Hogwarts for 9 months, meaning 9 months with one less mouth to feed, dress, and provide for. Extra money can go right into Gringotts, so that they can afford to have times like Lockhart pimping his biography's on the required books list or Ron cracking his wand on their stolen car. Example: At the start of the school year, i.e. when money would be tightest, Ron has to take sandwiches for the ride to Hogwarts. However, when he gets his trip to Hogsmeade, he obviously has spending money to buy candy and butterbeer with.
    • It could be that the Weasleys are perpetually broke. Not homeless, not very hungry, not in debt, not diseased, but broke. They've got all they need but little of what they want because they quickly burn through disposable income. They can stretch money due to not having to directly care for kids most of the year, using magic in house work, using magic to keep the very house together, but that car, it's not getting replaced. The tools will always be the cheap ones. The infestations will never truly be gone. Leaks are constant maintenance because time is cheaper than outright repair. That fishing licensee sounds nice but it is a yearly expense they can't justify when surplus fish is on discount at the end of the week. The gym membership is just a fantasy too. It may get annoying when a band or sporting event just happens to come into town when it can't be afforded, when the richer classmates or employees reveal how much more money they have, when a well liked book series is taking forever to finish because the installments can't be bought as quickly as they come out, but then the Weaselys have a good laugh over a good dinner and forget about it.

    Tuition 

  • Um, does Hogwart even have tuition? One wouldn't think so if anyone from rich pure-blood families (like Malfoy's) or families that are like the Weasly's and are poor, to Muggle-born students like Harry's friend Hermione and his mother. Since there's no mention of a tuition anywhere. Anyway isn't it word of God that there's is a magical quill that writes down the name of any student when they're born that will attend Hogwarts 11-12?
    • Maybe Hogwarts has some sort of financial aid system and Gringott's offers student loans. There's the inclination to think Hogwarts receives some government support, or else why would the Ministry be able to appoint teachers and otherwise meddle in school affairs?
    • That doesn't really count in the Potter series because like Hermione said "The ministry was interfering ar Hogwarts" since the Ministry didn't want Harry or Dumbledore to try to persuade people that Voldemort was back. Also that Fudge was afraid that Albus was going to try to usurp the Minister postion.
    • Dumbledore tells a young Tom Riddle in HBP that there's a fund that will help him buy books and robes and stuff, albeit probably mostly second-hand. He doesn't mention actual tuition, though.
    • Given how many wizarding families seem to have dwindled away to a single child, of late, Hogwarts probably receives some of its funds as bequests from wizards who die without an heir. Possibly a lot of its funding in recent times, as the property of Voldemort's victims would've been bequeathed to worthy causes in the absence of a surviving heir, and most wizards are sentimental enough about Hogwarts to leave it some money in their will.
    • Word of God states that the Ministry of Magic covers the cost of all magical education.
    • Which makes more sense later, when the book series is already finished, when we learn the possible consequences of a potential not getting any education in magic, particularly in regards to that international statute of secrecy.

    Steven Kloves Fails Magic Forever 

  • When Cedric Diggory and Krum briefly duel in the movie, Cedric nails Krum with an Expelliarmus, the disarming spell. Krum drops like a sack of potatoes, and Cedric strides over to him and kicks Krum's wand out of his hand. AHHHHHH!!!!!
    • Maybe Cedric simply missed, and hit Krum's body instead of his wand, so the spell essentially acted like a blast of force knocking him back and out? Note that in both Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban (the books), a powerful Expelliarmus is shown to physically throw a character backwards, so it can do damage.
    • The OP's problem with the scene wasn't that Expelliarmus physically disables Krum (as you said, it happened in the books on numerous occasions), it was the fact that it hit Krum hard enough to knock him down but still failed to disarm him. In each instance of Expelliarmus hitting someone hard enough to knock them back/over in the books, it also sends their wand flying across the room like it's supposed to.
    • Maybe Krum just had a really good grip on his wand?
    • What. Every other time, in the books and movies, the spell cast (as long as it hits) did exactly what it was supposed to do (Stupefy stupefies, AK kills, Expelliarmus knocks your weapon out of your hand, etc.) The spell hit Krum dead on: knocking his wand away should have been the very least it did. The script writers/director/editors were just dumb.
    • Disagreeing with the above; in the next book, one of the death eaters uses 'Accio' on the Prophecy, but Harry manages to hold onto it. So couldn't it be the same here? That, indeed, Krum just had a really good grip on his wand?
    • Because having a really good grip on something doesn't stop Expelliarmus. The entire purpose of Expelliarmus is to forcibly cause someone to fail to continue holding something and at no point in the books does it ever fail. The Death Eaters fail to Accio the prophecy from Harry's grip in the next book because all Accio does is pull on something remotely without actually preventing them from holding onto it.
    • That would be true if the spell used was Accio, and it might work with Expelliarmus being used, but it works differently, so we can't be certain. The fact that he's knocked out should render whether he had a good grip on his wand null.
    • Well, yeah, these are also the same writers who decided, "Hey! Let's have Lucius Malfoy perform an UNFORGIVABLE KILLING CURSE on a twelve-year-old boy because he's throwing a hissy fit over losing his slave! CUZ HE'S EVOL!!!"
    • That last one was technically not in the script, but an improvisation by the actor (who had only heard the phrase "Avada Kedavra" and didn't know what it did). They decided to Throw It In because, yeah.
    • Wait, Accio didn't work on the prophecy either because a) the prophecies are enchanted to not be Summonable, or b) the Death Eater didn't know what the prophecy was, seeing as none of the Death Eaters knew anything about it.
    • Maybe he only said Expelliarmus, and what he actually cast was Reducto or something, nonverbally. For some reason.
    • If that's the case, then that would a good way of tricking a opponent.
    • The thing with the Accio Prophecy is that (at least in the book) Harry was just in time to protect the prophecy (probably with Protego?), so that it was only a part of the normal force for the Accio spell. This allowed him to keep hold of it - by the tips of his fingers.
    • Krum is a world-class champion Seeker. It's possible that he caught his own wand as it was knocked from his grip.
    • He was hit by the spell, and managed to catch his own wand in the half-millisecond between the spell's impact and said impact knocking him out? He really is the greatest Seeker in the world, or has truly incredible muscle memory.
    • Might be Kloves was simply hit with a confundus before writing it ... or was on some bad potion.

    The Idiot Ball Strikes Again 

  • Upon re-reading the book, there's the conclusion that if either Cedric or Harry had any common sense whatsoever, the entire plan could still have been foiled and they both would have survived. The obvious thing they should have done was, after they figured out the cup was a Portkey, grabbed the cup again! There! Problem solved! Harry and Cedric win the Triwizard Tournament, Voldemort throws another tantrum and possibly ends up killing Wormtail (no great loss there, the dirty coward), and cooks up another scheme to get Harry for Book Five. (Actually, this is kind of something that's bugging about the series in general: Harry is very obviously and severely lacking in the common sense department, and yet it only ends badly for him once, when his stupidity gets Sirius killed! Why is a lack of common sense praised by these books?)
    • How could they have known it wasn't a one way Portkey? They initially thought it might have been part of the task and that there was one more leg to find a Portkey back. Besides, almost immediately someone came to them and Harry's scar started to hurt, thus distracting them.
    • Do one way Portkeys even exist?
    • Except that they didn't think the Portkey was one-way; otherwise, why would Harry have summoned the cup at the end of the chapter? Actually, if you put the events of the chapter in real-time, the whole thing happens in a space of about fifteen or twenty minutes, with the first minute or so taken up by Harry and Cedric discussing how this doesn't feel right and ""zomg cup is a Portkey!" In that case, what did they have to lose by touching it again, just to test the "it's a one-way Portkey" theory?
    • That was two different situations of them wondering about the Portkey. The first is a relatively confused setting with Harry being injured, and the second is after Harry has dueled a reborn Voldemort and Priori Incantetumed a vision of Cedric that's had time to think about the situation from a relatively calm position. Harry summoned the cup partially out of desperation, as if it hadn't worked, he would have had no other way to escape. This is assuming, of course, that Barty Crouch Jr. didn't put a time delay for the return trip so it wouldn't activate for the first five minutes anyway. After all, if the original plan was for Voldemort to come back through the Portkey or send Harry's dead body back, you wouldn't want it to be able to activate immediately.
    • To recall, the scene went like this: Harry and Cedric arrive. Both are confused at it being a Portkey. They assume it's part of the challenge. Harry's scar starts hurting. Harry tells Cedric to go back (showing that no, they didn't assume it was a one-way Portkey), but Cedric refuses. Wormtail shows up and kills Cedric. It makes sense...
    • Think of this from Cedric's PoV. He's sitting there with Harry and the portkey. They both think this is part of the tournament (that they have to find another one). Almost immediately after they get back on their feet, someone with a bundle of rags appear. A split second later, Harry doubles over in pain, clutching his head. At this point, this is probably what was on Cedric's mind: "Where are we? Is this part of the tournament? Why is Harry in pain? What the bloody hell is going on!?" A mere few seconds later, he's killed. Simply, they didn't have time.
    • They didn't necessarily know that it was a two-way Portkey; it was one of the ghost/echo things that told them — Lily, probably. Maybe she knows stuff that they don't either because she's dead and that just gives her more knowledge, or because she lived four more years than Cedric.
    • Um... what? to recall correctly, it was James/Lily who told Harry this AFTER Cedric died. Cedric himself apparently learnt this as he told Harry to take his body back to Hogwarts.

    Crazy Cheating Contracts - We're Not Done Complaining! 

  • Apparently, having his name put into the Goblet of Fire by someone else enters Harry into a "binding magical contract" to complete the tournament. Wait a minute — if you can enter someone into a magical contract against their will, there must be MANY easier ways to get him to show up at a certain place at a certain time so you can off him. Likewise, the Triwizard Cup is used as a Portkey to trap Harry, but if ANY item can be turned into a Portkey, wouldn't it have been easier to use, say, one of Harry's schoolbooks? Also, where did Mrs. Crouch keep the gallons of Polyjuice Potion she would've needed to continuously impersonate her son in Azkaban? Or was she brewing up a new batch every day in her jail cell even while she was suicidally depressed?
    • The whole point of entering Harry into the Tournament was to whisk him away with little need for investigation, granting Voldemort more time to gather his forces unhindered and undetected. Having Harry vanish in the middle of a monster-infested maze, where it could be assumed that he was eaten or something, would be less suspicious than him simply vanishing from school grounds, and easier than luring him into more dangerous areas near the school, with the added bonus of having easier suspects to frame for his involvement in the Tournament in the first place (like, say, Karkaroff.) As for Mrs. Crouch, it was implied that she was of a very frail countenance, which was only exacerbated by her son's conviction, and being in an energy-sucking place such as Azkaban probably didn't help. In all likelihood, she took just enough to switch places with her son, and after that, she was locked away in a cell with blind Dementors who really don't care whose energy they're consuming, so long as they're getting nourishment.
    • If Crouch Jr. had timed the disappearance between Halloween and the first challenge, then he would have made Harry disappear at his lowest possible moment, when everyone in the school except for Hermione had turned against him because they thought he had cheated his way into the tournament. Even Ron wasn't speaking to Harry at this point. So you have an ostracized teenage wizard facing the immense stress and pressure of fighting for his life in an unknown challenge...if he up and went missing in that time period, it would look as though he'd chickened out and run away, especially if Crouch Jr. makes sure to pack some of his things and make his broostick disappear. Yes, Dumbledore may suspect foul play, but he'd have no way of proving it. It's the exact situation as arises in Voldemort's actual plot, only it relies less on rigging every event in this contest and making Harry disappear on contact with the victory cup.
    • That may have worked on the dementors, but she'd still need at least one dose of Polyjuice potion for when she died, as Crouch said she was buried in his form and a human would have had to have seen the body once she died.
    • It's likely Mrs. Crouch died very soon after she was put in Azkaban. Sirius said that the Crouches were allowed a "deathbed visit", which we must presume was when they made the swap, so it couldn't have been too long after the swap that Mrs.-Crouch-as-Crouch,-Jr. died. If Mrs. Crouch died after, say, just two days, she'd only have to take 48 sips of Polyjuice Potion.
    • Actually high quality polyjuice potion can last up to twelve hours making it even more plausible.
    • Wait a minute, didn't Sirius say that "Crouch Jr." lasted a year or so?
    • Yeah, a year after he was put in Azkaban, not a year after the deathbed visit.
    • Make Harry's bed sheets a portkey to be activated at 3:00 AM on the date of Voldemort's choosing. There, an almost foolproof plan that doesn't involve the most complicated plan known to man but still achieves the goal of no one knowing what happened or even discovering he's gone until several hours later. Hell, why not make it on a Saturday so no one gets suspicious until he starts missing classes two days later.
    • His dormmates and other student friends would still wonder why Harry never showed up for breakfast, couldn't be found anywhere in the school, didn't show up for ANY meals, etc. Especially with the fact that he's pretty famous already. Having him randomly disappear during the night at Hogwarts would mean that Ron, Neville, Seamus, and Dean would notice it, as well as anyone else he normally sits next to at breakfast. Even doing it at the Dursleys would have the complications of a Death Eater managing to get into Privet Drive without doing magic (to set off Ministry alarms prematurely), and Voldemort still might face the same problem with the wands connecting if he did the same "duel me, Harry" thing he does in the book when they're in the graveyard. Maybe it's been mentioned on the Headscratchers page that Voldemort wanted to have the dramatic entrance of being able to use the Portkey to arrive back at Hogwarts with Harry's body, and if he used the Portkey in the "steal him from the Dursleys" situation, he would end up at their house and be revealed to the Muggles and possibly Ms. Figg (who would be a second witness to Voldemort's return).
    • Yes, but if he had grabbed him out of his Hogwarts dorm at 3 in the morning chances are nobody would have noticed him gone for several hours, giving him more time to play games. Grabbing him from the tournament ensured that people were going to notice something wrong very quickly. Granted, the crowds might have assumed it was part of the show, but Dumbledore and the Ministry would have known that the champions shouldn't have disappeared. If he wanted to make a big show, he could have just arranged a second portkey to take him into the Great Hall or something after he killed Harry.
    • You presuppose that creating a portkey would go unnoticed. That is most likely not so. It's a powerful spell, Hogwarts must be full of magic detectors (they do have to keep tabs on several hundred adolescent trigger-happy wizards there), not to mention Dumbledore, and since portkeys require Ministery authorisation, they also should have some means of monitoring them. All in all, Crouch would have to create the portkey immediately before handing it Harry and then deal with intervention from Aurors and/or D. Not the most convenient and discreet way. The way it turned out, Crouch got himself an excuse to create a legit portkey (remember, he volunteered to take the Cup to the maze, and it's more or less agreed on, that the Cup was supposed to teleport the champion back to the judges. So who would get to charm it? Exactly, Crouch. He just added a detour).
    • Dumbledore didn't notice when Crouch Jr. created the Portkey out of the Goblet in the first place. He confessed to doing so under Veritaserum; not that he altered a Portkey enchantment, but that he made it a Portkey in the first place.
    • Right. Hogwarts is full of magic detectors. That's why while Draco and Harry were busy trying to murder each other in the bathroom in book 6, with everything up to and including the Unforgivables, nobody showed up until after Myrtle started screaming the alarm, and even then it was only the guy who'd been following Draco around the whole time anyway.
    • It was explained in OoTP that Voldemort didn't intend for anyone to know he was back even by the end of that book (a year later). Given how Deathly Hallows went down, he probably never intended for anyone to know he was back; he would just keep the Minister of Magic imperiused. Unfortunately, Harry's permanent disappearance would have caused a stir and at least Dumbledore would have started looking for him. Instead, Voldemort could kill him and send him back to Hogwarts, and the investigation would be minimal due to how dangerous the Triwizard Tournament supposedly was. If people bought it, Voldemort not only comes back, but he gains Harry's blood protection, kills the person destined to kill him, and remains unhunted.
    • Then why does the Goblet return Harry outside the maze instead of inside? How was that supposed to fit in with the whole ruse? That Harry, with his last dying breath, grabbed the goblet, which he didn't even know was a portkey?
    • 1) If DD put the first Portus himself, this means that Crouch Jr. wasn't supposed to do it, meaning he didn't need an excuse to create one, meaning he didn't need to wait an entire year (you'll say that he needed DD to put those wards-bypassing enchantements on it and ask why the hell would DD make it possible for the goblet to go out of Hogwarts just to teleport a person from the maze). 2) In that case Crouch Jr. would've certainly warned V that the Goblet was still portkey...ified, and he would've make sure that Harry doesn't grab it immediately or Accio it later. He didn't, meaning he didn't know, meaning Crouch Jr. didn't know either, meaning the first Portus was put in secret. DD had no reason to do that unless he knew beforehand what was supposed to happen.
    • 1)Not if the protection prevented a portkey from functioning in the first place. 2)If the tournament included a portkey that was supposed to return the champion to the entrance, then Voldemort would certainly have known it. That's probably an explanation for the elaborate plan in the first place.
    • Dumbledore didn't make the Goblet a Portkey in the first place. Fake Moody says that he was the one that did it when they questioned him under Veritaserum.
    • 1) Fair enough, although the question remains, why would DD remove the wards enough for the Portkey to reach outside of Hogwarts. If you say he didn't have a choice and the wards only had an on/off switch, then a) it's stupid, impractical and unsafe and b) in that case he wouldn't have used the portkey at all - just have the winner levitated out of the labyrin or something. 2) Uhm, yeah, that's one point. V knew that the return portkey was supposed to be there, but if he knew it was still actually in the Cup, he would've destroyed the Cup right after Harry arrived to the cemetery. He didn't, meaning..., well, see above.
    • 1) A portkey would be fastest way to return the champion in front of the maze and wouldn't be in any way risky, considering that only Dumbledore and Moody would be handling it (and as has been discussed elsewhere, the evidence clearly shows that he didn't know who he really was). 2) Voldemort may well have intended to use the Cup himself. Also, he had no need to destroy the cup, as Harry was and he had rather more pressing matters to occupy him (for example, the whole resurrection thing) anyway. Also, why all the drama about stopping Harry after he escaped if he didn't know about the cup?
    • 1) What was the rush? No, the portkey wouldn't be risky - removing the wards from the school would be, especially when your arch-enemy is on the move and there could be an enemy agent inside the school. 2) *Sigh* use it how?! Send the body back? Then it would return him back to the labyrinth or it makes no sense. Go to Hogwarts to kill DD? Simply makes no sense. But fine, remove the Cup, whatever. "...no need to..." *Sigh* It's like there's some rule that no one is aware of, that forbids the characters to plan their actions in advance and use precautions, even if it would take them one second to use. Like, he spends a year on that plan, he stakes everything he has on it, and if the kid escapes, he's screwed. He also plans to release the kid and have that stupid fight with him. And you're telling that he'd just leave a mean to escape lie there? Barely Ssensible. "...why all the drama..." what drama? He's yelling at his men to stop the kid, because, well, he's running away. That's normal, especially when everything has gone to hell, you don't understand what's going on, and don't know what to expect next. And yet he doesn't mention the Cup at all. Because he doesn't know about it.
    • People seem to be assuming that DD was the one who made the Cup a Portkey. Yes, we know DD can make Portkeys to Hogwarts, and we must assume no one else can, but people forget the Cup is very old. What if the Cup is part of the inherent magic of the Twiwiz, and permanent exceptions for it in the wards of all three schools were installed when the Triwiz was created? It activates during the last task of the Triwizard, period, to take contestants from the inside of the task to a designated winner's circle. DD has nothing to do with it, he didn't make it, and he can't stop it. Barty Jr. just managed to somehow hack an extra destination into it. (We don't know how he did that, but Barty clearly knows more about the rules of Triwiz than other people, probably even more than DD.)
    • Dumbledore didn't make the Goblet a Portkey. Fake Moody did, as he stated when they questioned him under Veritaserum.
    • Still stuck on the fact that Harry could be entered against his will. Even leaving aside the implications of what one could do with that ability, what the hell kind of rule is it that you have to fight in a possibly lethal competition even if you didn't put yourself in for it? That's just all kinds of fucked up, having to live in a world where a contract can be signed on your behalf. Does this mean Harry could have signed a contract on Malfoy's behalf giving the entire Malfoy fortune to the Weasleys? And what would have happened if Harry refused to compete? Could he have just scratched on each event so he could walk away alive?
    • Finally, even if Dumbledore was an evil manipulator, what possible benefit would he have from sending Harry to certain death? Voldemort could just as easily not have bothered with a duel.
    • You know what? Let's take a second and deal with this whole "signing someone up for a Magically Binding Contract against their will" deal head-on. If you can do that, why wouldn't Voldy enter Dumbledore into a Magically Binding Contract to jump off a cliff and go splat?
    • How is Voldemort supposed to get Dumbledore to sign one? Go up to him and say "Here, sign this completely unfair contract that will kill you"?
    • That's the whole point. Harry didn't sign anything to get entered into the Triwizard Tournament. Someone hit the Goblet with a Confundus Curse and put his name in for him. So there exists a method for entering someone into a Magically Binding Contract without their knowledge or consent, which is never mentioned before or since, despite there being no end of nefarious purposes for such a thing.
    • The practical answer to that is that the Goblet is a unique ancient artifact, and nobody can replicate such magic anymore, just as no one can replicate the Hallows (and the wizards who made it didn't realise they held the keys to world domination because, despite (or due to) their tremendous skill, they were idiots). No problem here - the problem is that no one in their right mind would ever use something like that for a juvenile tournament, and there's absolutely no reason why they would want to, except if DD explicitly needed Harry to participate.
    • Possibly it has to be the person's own signature, not just their name written down by somebody else. Harry would have signed his name on the homework he turned in, so the one who slipped his name into the Goblet could've used the signature from any of those assignments.
    • The same idea here, but in this case all they had to do to nail the culprit was check the signature on the sign-in parchment against all the assignments Harry had submitted, starting, of course, from the most recent ones and the DADA ones (because DADA teacher is the obvious suspect as a newcomer and, well, the DADA teacher). Hell, seing how parchment is rather expensive, it would stand to reason that they would remove the writings after each test and reuse the sheets, so they would only need to check the most recent ones.
    • The Goblet of Fire is very old and mysterious. The Magical Contract was probably an ancient art that can't be used today for one reason or another. Also we don't know what would have happened to Harry. It's probably that contracts that would end in death can't be done by proxy and the Triwizard Tournament isn't an instant death sentence and the Cup was made in times where such contests were seen differently. As for the insane Triwizard Plan, it probably was insane. Vodly was being dramatic and addicted to complexity at the moment and Wormtail even tried to point out other ways of doing things. However, even if it was a mad plan it still worked. Oh and as for the Cup taking Harry out of the maze, there's still that liking that the DD made an original Portkey idea. Yes Crouch confessed but maybe he didn't know about the original Portkey enchantment. DD planned a dramatic surprise end to the Tournament.

    Water, the wizard's greatest foe! 

  • How is it that Harry had any problem with finding a way to not drown during the second task? No, seriously, how is that possible? Drowning is a very common cause of death, and certainly a charm to prevent it would have come up at some point in his magical education. Probably it would even come up during his studies of Medieval witches and wizards, since one of the most common tests to see if someone was a witch at the time was to throw them into a river and see if they drowned or not. The Bubble-Head charm used by Fleur and Cedric is clearly not obscure magic since everyone is using it during the very next book, and both of them came up with the idea to use it at that. How on Earth did Hermione never even hear of this spell before, or find anything out about it before the task? How did Harry, for that matter? Why would the subject of surviving a lack of breathable air never appear in any wizarding book, yet the very charm for doing so be so easy to come by for anyone not Harry?
    • Knowing Hermione, it's possible she rejected it as too unreliable (notice that in the film it's implied that Fleur's bubble was popped by a Grindylow) and wanted to find something for Harry that was less likely to fail if he was confronted while underwater.
    • Maybe she just didn't know the bubble-head charm? Yeah, she's clever, but that doesn't mean she knows of every spell in existence.
    • Just because everyone knows it by the next book doesn't mean everyone knows it now. Spells which aren't in the textbooks appear to go in and out of fashion, and it's possible that the students in general aren't aware of it until they saw people using it during the Triwizard. That said, it indeed doesn't make sense for Hogwarts not to teach basic safety spells. But it doesn't, as we see Harry lament in book seven that he knows almost no first aid spells, and the minor one he does know he learned from Tonks, not Hogwarts. So students not knowing how to survive underwater fits entirely in canon, it's just completely stupid in the context of an actual school of magic.
    • Further to the above, and Lupin saying to Harry in "Half Blood Prince" that spells go in and out of fashion in Hogwarts: it makes total sense that everyone knows the Bubble Head charm in the next book but only two students do in this book, because everyone in the school saw it used in this book and said "Wow, I've got to learn how to do that!". And remember that Lupin says that about "Levicorpus", a silent spell invented by Snape which, given the incantation isn't spoken when its used and was only written in a potion book, basically must have spread by word of mouth, and spread so far and fast that it was being used against Snape by his enemies.
    • And aren't Cedric and Fleur seventh years, whereas Harry and Hermione are fourth years? Perhaps the bubble head charm is something that can only legally be taught to the older classes (maybe they even have to test it by going underwater?) - and so Hermione just doesn't know about it.

    Outwitting the Age Line 

  • Dumbledore put an age line around the Goblet of Fire to prevent anyone too young from crossing to put their name in. Did no one remember that they could just magically levitate the paper into the cup, a thing they learn in their first year?
    • Because there's no way that old senile duffer Dumbledore would remember to charm the cup against such sort of things, would he?
    • And let's not forget that one of the first things Dumbledore asks Harry after his name comes out of the goblet is "Did you ask an older student to put your name into the goblet?" This seems to imply, if not state outright, that all it would have taken for Harry, Ron, Fred and George, or anyone who wanted to be in the tournament to get their name in would be to just have a seventh-year student drop it in for them, thereby completely negating the purpose of the age line.
    • Why would a seven-year student want to compromise themselves by breaking a rule and help a potential competitor?
    • Maybe a 7th year student who didn't want to compete? Pretty sure there were plenty of those.
    • Seven-year drops a first-year's name in the Goblet. The Goblet chooses this first-year. Teachers wring the seventh-year name out of the first-year (teachers are very good in this even when they can't read your mind). The seventh-year is in shit. Clear this way?
    • The seventh year could easily still do it, never expecting a first year to be chosen as the champion for the entire school. Honestly, the way it's described in the book, the goblet chooses the best candidate that entered, and it's only because Harry was entered into a fourth school alone that he was chosen. Still, what's the worst the teacher/headmaster could do for entering a student and getting caught? Lose house points and detention? It's not like they're going to expel them, especially since there wasn't exactly a rule forbidding it.
    • Ri-i-i-i-ight. What the worst could possibly befall a student who drew a freshman into a contest that had been cancelled because people died in it and had only been reinstated on the condition that underages shall not enter it? Who basically embarrassed his Headmaster in front of the foreign colleagues, since D was in charge of the Tournament and the Age line in particular? Because we all know how lenient the Hogwarts teachers were, right? It's not like McGonagall fined her own House 150 points when her students were merely caught outside their dorm at night.
    • She punished them for something explicitly against the rules. A guilty student might have lost House points, or given detentions, or had a letter sent home (and a Howler sent back). But expulsion is pretty much out. Dumbledore, for all his faults, would not put someone out on their ear for making him look bad.
    • You missed the part about underage wizards dying in the Tournament in the past, didn't you? Well, it's kind of the main point. Imagine you help some kid into the Tournament and the kid gets killed. Good luck living with yourself. Even if the worst doesn't happen, let's face it, explicit rule or not, you're bound for some reprimand, most likely severe. What sensible student would risk it?
    • That depends on how cynical the seventh year in question is. If the student is a Slytherin or anyone that would think the first year would have to be Too Stupid To Live to pay you to enter the tournament, he/she probably wouldn't feel remorse at all. Yeah, he or she might get in trouble if the first year dies, but again, the seventh year didn't kill them, only put them into a dangerous situation at their discretion with minimal chance of being chosen by the goblet.
    • Well, that's your answer. It would take a cynical bastard (read, Slytherin) to pull off a trick like that. Can you imagine Ron, Fred, or George colloborating with that kind of people (not to mention their constant lack of funds)? As for the others, well, somebody might've tried it, they weren't chosen, and it wasn't mentioned in the book 'cause nobody cares.
    • Slytherins wouldn't be the only ones to do that. For example, if Fred and George had been a few months older, then pretty sure they would have put Harry, Ron, and Hermione's names in the cup if any of them asked.
    • It may sound stupid, but in defense of the "Don't automatically paint Slytherins as evil" argument, one would highly doubt a "cynical Slytherin", as you put it, would just put a underclassman in the Goblet of Fire just for kicks. Slytherins are AMBITIOUS. "What's in it for me?" would be their reasoning, and the trouble it would cause would make it unworthy.
    • It might point out that the Slytherin in question has every reason to comply with the request if he wants the student in question to get killed. The Tournament is, basically, legalized murder; if you've got someone you wouldn't mind seeing get mulched, toss their name in when they're not otherwise ready to compete at this level, step back, and laugh an evil laugh. Frig, this pretty much is the reason "Moody" entered Harry's name.
    • There's the interpretation that it wouldn't be enough just to have a seventh year drop your name in, but also for them to bamboozle the Goblet to accept an underage student in the first place. You wouldn't just bamboozle it and then tip off an underage student, because then they surely blab to their friends and the rumour spreads like wildfire that the Goblet's security has been compromised and the whole enterprise falls apart. Also, Fred and George probably wouldn't have helped underage students to do it, if only because their efforts were entirely centred on ensuring that they themselves were put forward as contenders, so they wouldn't have wanted to waste their opportunity.
    • Is there anyone else who remembers that is said in the books that no one have died in the tournament in many centuries? You’re talking like the Goblet of Fire is the Hunger Games or Battle Royale. It was clear that, even when the tournament does have high risks, it’s still safe enough for the magical world standards and certain safety measures are taken to minimize possible deaths. That’s why everyone is so shocked by Cedric’s death, it was unexpected. On the other, if the line is to avoid students under 17 to cross there’s no practical way to avoid someone introducing a name of some younger, unless you avoid every single student to cross the line, in which case no one can.
    • The tournament was stopped centuries ago because too many people died and it was explicitly mentioned that because of this risk, only students of legal age can enter. Any death would have been a shock anyway, even if the tournament is highly dangerous on the regular.

    Age Limit 

  • Something else occurred about the Goblet of Fire. The entire purpose of the Goblet of Fire is to select the best possible contestants for the Triwizard Tournament. If the Goblet is in fact capable of picking the best possible students for the tournament (rather than just picking them at random), then no age line should be necessary. If the underage students haven't learned enough magic to safely compete in the tournament (the stated reason for the age requirement), then the Goblet should overlook them in favor of an older, more qualified student. If an underage student is selected, well then, clearly they're good enough, otherwise the Goblet wouldn't have picked them, would it?
    • Cedric was only a sixth year, and yet he was deemed to know enough magic to compete. Say Fred or George had successfully managed to enter and were chosen. They were the same year as Cedric and so had gotten the same education as he had, and yet they were still several months underage. Highly doubt a first year would have been chosen, but an underage fifth or sixth year might have been, and while that wouldn't prove much of a problem on the lack of knowledge front, people might freak out that they were underage, since one of the conditions for bringing it back was to prevent that kind of thing from happening.
    • Partially justified: a restriction on entries to of-age wizards and witches was one of the conditions for restarting the tournament, due to the concerns and complaints over the high mortality rate. If the Goblet can truly be as omniscient in its choosing (which it might be, unless bewitched), then this wouldn't be a problem; but when has such a thing ever stopped politicians on making age restrictions to harmful activities, regardless of the competence/responsibility of the underaged, due to public pressure?
    • It might also be legal. As has been pointed out, the Goblet enters you into a magically binding contract which wizarding law, possibly put into place only since the tournament was canceled, says you aren't allowed to enter until you're of age. If, however, someone with a clear disregard for the law like Crouch enters someone not of age, and they're chosen... nothing to be done about it.
    • The Age Line could have been nothing more than a security blanket for the parents of students. Dumbledore knew the Goblet wouldn't pick a first year, but that wouldn't stop a first year's parents from freaking out at the idea that their child might be chosen. So he goes "See? There's an age line. Nothing to worry about."
    • "Wheh, thank you, Professor, now my mind is at ease. Just to be absolutely sure, what will stop some 7-year old from putting my little Timmy's name into the Goblet?" ... ... ... "You know Professor, I have an idea. Why don't you appoint a staff member to supervise the Goblet and ensure that only eligible students put their names in and that everyone only puts their own name in?" ... ... ... "Now that I think of it, why don't you just have the students submit their applications to the Heads of their House who would then put them into the Goblet?" ... ... ... "You're making it so Voldemort's agent could secretly put Harry Potter's name into the Goblet and the plot could happen, aren't you?"
    • It's suspectable that the age restriction is simple. Rather than being about competence, it is about the student being an adult. That is, being of an age that he or she is mentally and legally qualified to make a decision to risk life and limb.

    Older student 

  • Going back to an earlier point, one of the first things Dumbledore asks Harry after his name comes out of the goblet is "Did you ask an older student to put your name into the goblet?" Does that mean that this would have worked? What's to keep a seventh year Slytherin from putting the name of everyone he or she doesn't like into the Goblet, in hopes of having them harmed or killed in the dangerous tri—wizard tournament?
    • Absolutely nothing. Which brings to another point. The French and the Evil school headmasters were positevly outraged that a breach of rules like that could happen. But did they not know in advance that the "defence" was a complete joke? How could they, upon hearing about that "age line" bullshift, not immediately jump to the painfully obvious question about what would stop an adult from putting another' name into the Goblet?
    • One is still waiting to read someone giving a possible practical solution to this matter. “OK, we put a magical line here and only humans over 17 can pass it, now all seventh-grade students that want to participate can write your name and put it in the goblet.” “Oh wait, but what if one of the 17 year old student put the name of some first-year student?” “Fine, then only adults over 18 can put the names.” “Wait, but then how are the seventh-year students going to participate?”
    • At your service. Every applicant writes their name on a piece of paper and then, please pay attention, because this is very complex, gives that piece of paper to the head of their House. Who then check the pieces for added invisible writings or whatnot. Then they gather together, double-check all the names and place them into the Goblet. Which is kept under DD's personal watch at all time and handled by him alone.
    • And wasn't it suppose to be anonymous?
    • Why would it be, and, seeing how students put their names into the Goblet in plain view of the entire school, obviously not.
    • But part of the idea was also that you could nominate a third party, not everyone has to put their own name on it if they wanted to nominate another person.
    • No, pretty sure everyone was supposed to only nominate themselves. Why would it be otherwise? If that third party is of age, they'll be able to nominate themselves. If they're underage, they shouldn't participate.
    • The goblet was designed to only choose the student who was most likely to succeed in the tournament. The only reason Harry was chosen was because it was Confunded to think that there were four school with nominees, instead of three. Harry's name was the only name entered under this non-existent fourth school - thus, by default, he was deemed by the goblet the most competent. Dumbledore asking whether Harry had asked that of an older student was just him trying to narrow down the possible causes of what had happened.

    Wait, I thought nobody used that name! 

  • All throughout Prisoner of Azkaban, Peter Pettigrew is referred to by his name, and it's established at the end that he was known as Wormtail only to his 3 closest friends, so why is it that all throughout Goblet of Fire, everyone addresses or refers to him by his old nickname? There's even one part right after Harry first uses the Pensieve where he's telling Dumbledore about his latest vision of Voldemort, and he says something along the lines of "Voldemort was talking to Peter, you know, Wormtail." Why did he need to clarify who Peter Pettigrew was by referring to him by his old nickname that only 3 other people ever used?
    • The actual quote was "Voldemort was talking to Wormtail - you know who, Wormtail-" at which point Dumbledore interrupted and said that he did know who Wormtail is. So the actual quote makes more sense. For the rest, since the fact that he's alive isn't public knowledge, it's safe to say that Voldemort decided that referring to him by his real name would be a bad idea. Since his name didn't really come up outside of conversations between Voldemort and Pettigrew until after Harry heard Voldemort calling him "Wormtail," Harry probably just picked up on it without thinking.
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Where is Chapter 16 in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

Chapter 16 – In the Hog’s Head In which Harry, Hermione, and Ron hold a meeting at The Hog’s Head to discuss with other students the possibility of Harry giving them Defence lessons, and Hermione tells Ron and Harry that Ginny is dating Michael Corner.

What does Ron say in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Ron, Fred and George are rescuing Harry from the Dursley’s, Ron says, “Rescuing you, of course”, in this film, Moody says the same thing to Harry. Here’s a thought, stop getting into trouble and you won’t need rescuing, guys!

When does Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix start?

AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX also by j. k. rowling Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Year One at Hogwarts Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Year Two at Hogwarts Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Year Three at Hogwarts Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Year Four at Hogwarts Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

What are the voices in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

Hoping you are well, Mafalda Hopkirk. Vernon: Justice. Voices: He’s not very well. Harry: Sorry, Hedwig. Voices: Very clean, these Muggles. Tonks, for God’s sake. Unnatural. Harry: Professor Moody. What are you doing here? Moody: Rescuing you, of course. Harry: But where are we going? The letter said I’ve been expelled. Moody: You haven’t been.

Who are the Wizengamot in Harry Potter the Order of the Phoenix?

When Harry was inside Dumbledore’s Pensieve, he saw the Lestranges sentenced to life imprisonment in the same courtroom. Cornelius Fudge reprimands Harry for being late. The Wizengamot trying Harry is made up of about fifty wizards and witches, led by Cornelius Fudge, who is seated next a toadlike woman named Delores Umbridge.

Who is the teacher in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

At Hogwarts, Harry learns that Dolores Umbridge, a senior employee in the Ministry of Magic, will be the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Umbridge and Harry clash, as she, like Fudge, refuses to believe that Voldemort has returned.

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Spread across books, films and videogames, there is no denying the power or popularity of the Harry Potter franchise. Young and old, and on both sides of the Atlantic, the fictional young wizard has fans galore. Other characters in Harry's world have garnered interest, of course, but the one thing that's nearly as popular as the boy wonder isn't a character at all, rather an event: Quidditch! After reading about it, seeing it played on the big screen and then getting a brief taste of it in the videogames, Potter fans clamoured for more and sports behemoth EA responded with Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup.

Although the game is being produced on the EA Games label (apparently EA Sports only does real world stuff), the developers have borrowed from the wealth of sports titles in EA's library in order to ensure solid play mechanics. One part hockey, one part soccer and one part pure fantasy, Quidditch World Cup may not have the draw or the depth of Madden, but it is still plenty of fun to play.

The game of Quidditch is played on a standard rectangular field, much like a game of football, only no one ever touches the field itself - instead of running, all the players fly above the field on magical broomsticks. While this allows for some impressive maneuvers in the films and the game's cinema sequences, players will not be able to utilize 3D space; everything's instead kept on a 2D plane. This results in a little less depth of play, but it doesn't really hamper the game because the learning curve is much less severe.

Seven players make up each team, with positions such as Chaser, Beater and Keeper. For the majority of play, the object is to score points by throwing a ball through one of three goals on your opponent's side of the field. You have the use of standard moves, such as passing, as well as special moves that can be earned by executing combo shots. Special moves are played by pressing a hotkey at the correct time. Throughout the match, a two-part meter at the top of the screen is closing in towards the center - once closed, the game switches from the main field of play to the final race for the Golden Snitch.

The Golden Snitch is worth 150 points, so this segment can easily determine the outcome of the entire match. Catching the snitch plays much like a high speed racing game as players are forced to maneuver their broom on the snitch's narrow trail. Stay on the trail and get a speed boost, slide off and you will slow down drastically giving your opponent a chance to race ahead. A limited turbo meter can be used strategically to close ranks if you are behind.

Because Quidditch has no basis in reality, the game offers an intelligently designed training mode to ease players into the game. You will start out at Hogwart's by learning a few lessons and then playing against another house. Master a few more lessons and a second house becomes available and so on. Special moves are limited at Hogwart's and the AI is automatically set to a very low level making it easy for the player. In many ways, playing at Hogwart's is the Quidditch equivalent of Little League play, master it and you can move on to the big leagues - the World Cup.

World Cup play centers around country-based teams, so Harry and friends are relegated to the sidelines, however, the quality of play ratchets up quite a few notches. Whereas the competition at Hogwart's was something of a pushover, in the World Cup matches, the computer will play to win. Special moves are also fully available in this mode of play.

Team names may not be very inventive (they are named after their respective countries after all) but they are balanced. For this version of the game, there are minor differences in how the teams play, but no distinct strong or weak points. Hopefully those differences will become a bit more pronounced in future releases. Also, there is no option for a custom team. We've become used to seeing that feature in sports games and its absence was notable.

Adding a little bit of depth to the single-player experience are the unlockable card options. Each collectible card is given to the player when certain challenges are met. The cards then grant access to arenas, special moves and other items. When fully unlocked, the game allows players to experience "Queerditch." Poorly named (we pity the one at EA who has to answer customer complaints), but fun to play, Queerditch is the precursor to Quidditch according to Potter lore.

Multiplayer is limited to two players on a single console, with no online or four-player options. Playing multiplayer is similar to the single-player mode, with the exception of a real live opponent. Because of Quidditch's low learning curve, it is very easy for a new player to jump into the game and start having fun quickly.

While we were a bit skeptical when EA first mentioned the game, Quidditch World Cup is surprisingly fun with an appeal that reaches past the core Harry Potter fans. Even if you've never cracked open a Potter book or sat down in the cinema to watch one of the films, there is still plenty to like in the game.

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Although the game is being produced on the EA Games label (apparently EA Sports only does real world stuff), the developers have borrowed from the wealth of sports titles in EA's library in order to ensure solid play mechanics. One part hockey, one part soccer and one part pure fantasy, Quidditch World Cup may not have the draw or the depth of Madden, but it is still plenty of fun to play.

The game of Quidditch is played on a standard rectangular field, much like a game of football, only no one ever touches the field itself - instead of running, all the players fly above the field on magical broomsticks. While this allows for some impressive maneuvers in the films and the game's cinema sequences, players will not be able to utilize 3D space; everything's instead kept on a 2D plane. This results in a little less depth of play, but it doesn't really hamper the game because the learning curve is much less severe.

Seven players make up each team, with positions such as Chaser, Beater and Keeper. For the majority of play, the object is to score points by throwing a ball through one of three goals on your opponent's side of the field. You have the use of standard moves, such as passing, as well as special moves that can be earned by executing combo shots. Special moves are played by pressing a hotkey at the correct time. Throughout the match, a two-part meter at the top of the screen is closing in towards the center - once closed, the game switches from the main field of play to the final race for the Golden Snitch.

The Golden Snitch is worth 150 points, so this segment can easily determine the outcome of the entire match. Catching the snitch plays much like a high speed racing game as players are forced to maneuver their broom on the snitch's narrow trail. Stay on the trail and get a speed boost, slide off and you will slow down drastically giving your opponent a chance to race ahead. A limited turbo meter can be used strategically to close ranks if you are behind.

Because Quidditch has no basis in reality, the game offers an intelligently designed training mode to ease players into the game. You will start out at Hogwart's by learning a few lessons and then playing against another house. Master a few more lessons and a second house becomes available and so on. Special moves are limited at Hogwart's and the AI is automatically set to a very low level making it easy for the player. In many ways, playing at Hogwart's is the Quidditch equivalent of Little League play, master it and you can move on to the big leagues - the World Cup.

World Cup play centers around country-based teams, so Harry and friends are relegated to the sidelines, however, the quality of play ratchets up quite a few notches. Whereas the competition at Hogwart's was something of a pushover, in the World Cup matches, the computer will play to win. Special moves are also fully available in this mode of play.

Team names may not be very inventive (they are named after their respective countries after all) but they are balanced. For this version of the game, there are minor differences in how the teams play, but no distinct strong or weak points. Hopefully those differences will become a bit more pronounced in future releases. Also, there is no option for a custom team. We've become used to seeing that feature in sports games and its absence was notable.

Adding a little bit of depth to the single-player experience are the unlockable card options. Each collectible card is given to the player when certain challenges are met, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. The cards then grant access to arenas, special moves and other items. When fully unlocked, the game allows players to experience "Queerditch." Poorly named (we pity the one at EA who has to answer customer complaints), but fun to play, Queerditch is the precursor to Quidditch according to Potter lore.

Multiplayer is limited to two players on a single console, with no online or four-player options. Playing multiplayer is similar to the single-player mode, with the exception of a real live opponent. Because of Quidditch's low learning curve, it is very easy for a new player to jump into the game and start having fun quickly.

While we were a bit skeptical when EA first mentioned the game, Quidditch World Cup is surprisingly fun with an appeal that reaches past the core Harry Potter fans. Even if you've never cracked open a Potter book or sat down in the cinema to watch one of the films, there is still plenty to like in the game.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

PublishersElectronic Arts, Inc.
DevelopersElectronic Arts UK Ltd.
Release date2005
GenreAction
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Game Description

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is an action-adventure video game based on the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which in turn is based on J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series. The game was released in 2005 to coincide with the release of the film of the same name, for Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, and PlayStation Portable.

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    The Riddles’ Teenage Son 

  • If Voldemort grew up in an orphanage, and Tom Riddle, Senior left before his son was born, how did the villagers know that Voldemort was the Riddles’ teenage son?
    • Maybe he looked enough like his dad they could put LizardSystems Wi-Fi Scanner 21.05 With Crack [Latest] pieces together.
      • What is missing here? No one in village knew of Voldemort's existence. Except for Frank Bryce who saw him near the house on the day of the murder, but did not recognize him.
    • Nope, you're not missing anything. The OP might be mistaking the fact that Dumbledore knew from getting information from anyone in town. It was never known that Tom Riddle Sr had a son. The villagers at most thought Merope had lied to say she was pregnant, and Tom had married her for this reason but left her when he 'discovered' the truth. Tom Sr may not have even known he had a son, depending on how far along Merope was when she stopped using the love potion. Actually when Frank Bryce saw the teenage Voldemort on the day of the murder, he didn't even suspect he was related to the Riddles. The only reason Dumbledore knows it was Voldemort who did it was because he saw Morfin's memory.

    Why is Avada Kedavra an Unforgivable Curse? 

  • In the Muggle world, there are certain situations where use of deadly force is justified, such as war, self defense against an armed criminal or capital punishment. It seems that AK would actually be a more merciful way of killing someone than something more elaborate. There's the potential for abuse, it really does, it's just that there's a difference between killing and murder in certain situations.
    • Because there exist non-lethal spells to take someone down in combat, like "stupefy" and "petrificius totalus". You do not need to resort to the AK curse when you can just stun him instead. It should be mentioned that Crouch did allow aurors to use the unforgivable curses against Death Eaters during the war against Voldemort.
    • That's it exactly. Here in the real world, defending yourself with lethal force can be tolerated in situations where it really is your only option other than letting yourself be killed/horribly injured. Wizards, on the other hand, have many completely nonlethal options they can use to defend themselves just as effectively without causing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen permanent harm (or at least not killing them, at any rate). Another thing to keep in mind about Avada Kedavra is that one of the requirements to casting it is that you explicitly and sincerely want your target to die. Even if you used it while trying to defend yourself from a dark wizard, the fact that you used it shows that your primary goal was more killing your opponent than saving yourself.
    • Couldn't you make the same argument for the other two Unforgivable Curses?
    • You could probably make a case for the Imperius curse in peacetime - suppose you had to go to the dentist and found it impossible to relax enough to get the procedure done and all other magical-aided attempts to do so had failed? If there was a way for you to sign a consent form and have a witness present (for liability reasons), it could probably be useful in that sense. Can't see any way to justify the Cruciatus though.
    • Even then, there are ways to do that without stripping someone of their free will. Can't relax at the dentist? Here, have a Calming Draught or, worst case, just Stupefy the brat if they bite your hand too many times. The Imperius curse is different because it removes the victim's free will and leaves them open to all sorts of post-hypnotic suggestion.
    • Also it is made clear in the books that in wartime the restrictions on the Unforgivables is at least partially lifted. For instance, Harry uses the Cruciatus curse in front of the normally-strict Professor McGonagall, without the latter batting an eye.
      • Though it should be noted that all it did to Amycus Carrow was send him flying and knock him out. Given that the effect was of a Stunner instead of torture and Harry's comment, he could have been observing that he didn't have it in him to truly want his target to endure the Cruciatus Curse.
    • There are plenty of directly lethal spells in the HP universe, and plenty of other damaging spells that could indirectly cause death. Avada Kedavra is what you use when you want the victim to die in excruciating agony and terror in the worst (and last) 1.5 seconds of your life. It's the difference between using a gun in warfare, which is certainly lethal but instantaneous and without pain with the proper aim, and using a flamethrower, which can be just as lethal, but an infinitely worse way to go.
    • Where., Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. did you even get that from?
    • It's established at least a few times in the Harry Potter series that Avada Kedavra kills 100% instantaneously and without pain.
    • The AK is the only spell shown to be directly lethal. Even spells like Sectumsempra are meant to only hurt, and even that one has a counter-measure.
    • Remember when Harry tries to torture Bellatrix and Amicus with the Cruciatus Curse and can't do it? Bellatrix says "you have to mean them" - and righteous anger isn't enough to get the spell cast. So in order to pull off Avada Kedavra, you have to be fully willing and determined to perform murder. Just the fact that the curse has been used is an indicator that the caster is a dangerous witch or wizard.
    • So to summarize, every other spell that could kill someone, could and indeed might specifically be for something else. Avada Kedavra literally has no use except to kill. Your only goal when casting it must be the death of what- or whoever you're casting it at - not to stun, blind, incapacitate, or otherwise stop them, but to kill them. That is why it is Unforgiveable.

    Doesn't Mr. Tennant Do A Brilliant Impression of Mr. Gleeson? 

  • This is a hole the films dug for themselves. As we saw in Chamber of Secrets, Polyjuice Potion does not change the voice. In the films that is, the books make it clear that it changes voice as well. However, this leads us to the obvious question. Why does Moody sound like Moody and not like The Doctor?
    • In the film, Crouch!Moody briefly imitated Hagrid during his Motive Rant at the end. That's supposed to explain that he's good at doing voice.
    • This was only done for the audience's sake (Viewers Are Morons, after all.) This would cause HUGE complications, especially in year 7. Would Draco really not recognize Harry and Ron's voices when they look like Crabbe and Goyle? Not to mention all those people in the Ministry when they sneak in there with Polyjuice.
    • And if you like, the first potion we saw was brewed by three twelve-year-olds on their first attempt. This one was brewed by an experienced Death Eater. It is shown that some potions can have differing effects depending on how well they're made, so you could Hand Wave it as that if you really want to.

    Concert Cancelled Due To Inevitable Instrument Failure 

  • Wait, how can the Weird Sisters perform rock and roll at Hogwarts in the fourth movie? Electronics don't work on Hogwarts grounds, and they were clearly performing with an electric guitar.
    • It's a wizarding equivalent. There are wizard radios, after all. Maybe they're run on magic or mechanics or The Power of Rock, but they don't have to be real electric guitars.
    • Ludo Bagman casts the Sonorus spell to amplify his voice, so that takes care of the microphones. Presumably they could cast a spell on the instruments to play as electric ones would.

    What a Jerk! 

  • This may seem weird but seriously, what the hell was Ron's problem in this book? He's jealous of Harry getting into the tournament (He isn't blind, or deaf, or forgetful is he?). He's a jerk to Hermione just because she went with Krum and last but not least, yelling at Harry for acting the hero, then being absolute hypocrite about it! What the hell do they have to do for him?!
    • The way he treats Harry stinks of Conflict Ball. This seems like a plot point that does not work after three years of knowing that Harry HATES being famous. It cost him his parents and it has done nothing but cause trouble for him. And worse, it doesn't actually lead to anything. Harry and Ron make up and then. it never comes up again until book 7, where there actually are good reasons for Ron to act up. When it comes to Hermione, we can chalk it up to an adolescent boy being an adolescent boy - they are not known for being paragons of reason when another guy takes their girl.
    • Well here's the thing - Ron can know in theory that Harry hates being famous, but he can still have resentment over the fact that he's known either as that other Weasley brother or Harry's friend. He's had his whole life being left behind; Bill is the oldest son with the exciting curse breaker job, Charlie is likewise established as the dragon carer, Percy is both Molly's favourite and an overachiever that always gets high marks, the twins are popular class clowns and even Ginny stands out by being the only daughter. And in his friendships, Harry is the celebrity who both survived Voldemort and has established himself as a bit of a hero by this stage. Hermione likewise is known for her intelligence and flair with spells - known as the brightest witch in their year. Ron meanwhile? Everyone forgets about him. He never gets that moment to stand on his own until the fifth book when he helps win the Quidditch Cup; he either tags along for Harry's heroics or isn't there. Sure we the readers know he was important, but Ron is dealing with a lifetime of insecurities over feeling inadequate. There is a saying 'the grass is always greener on the other side', and look at the teens and young people who crave being famous thinking it's all glamorous and fun - without considering the drawbacks that come with fame. So along comes another thing that puts Harry front and centre, and Ron's jealousy and resentment issues take over. He probably did realise how stupid he was being, but it's entirely possible he didn't apologise sooner out of shame - and it was probably easier to pretend that Harry was just self-absorbed or something than be that vulnerable.
    • Ron treating Hermione badly again ties into those resentment issues. And there's the fact that he possibly didn't realise his feelings for her until he saw her on the arm of another boy. So again, it's easier for him to get angry than admit his own vulnerabilities - and to be fair, that's a problem both Harry and Hermione display at different times. Not exactly the nicest way to act out, but a very human one, and not uncommon at fourteen.
    • Additionally, it's implied if you read between the lines that Ron wanted to apologize the night Harry was talking to Sirius, but Harry's own ego flared up and renewed the fight. Which, again, is understandable on his part.
    • This isn't new behavior from Ron. He was kind of an asshole to Hermione during their first year, but he greatly softened up towards her after the troll fight. Then, the summer before their third year, Ron's family won that Ministry sweepstakes and got their picture in the Daily Prophet. That and being the brief center of attention after Sirius broke into Gryffindor Tower looking for Pettigrew may have given Ron a taste of fame that was toxic for him. Notice that it's really only after the lottery win that he started having month-long fights with his friends. First with Hermione in the previous book, now with Harry here.
    • As noted above, teenage boys are not noted for being paragons of reason at all. Anyone who's ever been a teenager knows they don't usually need much of an excuse to be a Jerkass at least once in a while.

    That's a lot of Polyjuice! 

  • While we're talking about Crouch Jr. Polyjuice potion lasts an hour and one hour only. Therefore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, Crouch Jr. would have to drink some every hour. Does this guy sleep in one hour segments or something? Because it isn't out of the ordinary for someone to wander around at night, not to mention the house elves.
    • Impersonating a known paranoiac has its advantages. As for any house elves, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen Jr. could've easily ordered any who caught him out to keep their mouth shut. Dobby was probably the only one of the lot who would've thought twice about that, and you saw what it took for him to warn Harry about the Chamber of Secrets plot for as much as he did.
    • He can be reasonably sure nobody but house elves are gonna intrude into his room when he is asleep, in which case all he has to do is sleep with the covers over his head, presumably using a spell to lock them in place. Or else, since he is supposed to be paranoid, he might have asked Dumbledore to order house elves to stay out of his room least they trigger one of his alarms and he blast them to pieces in the middle of the night. Of course, one wouldn't put it past him to sleep in one hour segments for a year in the name of Lord Voldemort if need be.
    • Thank you, Troper. Now picture Fake Moody screaming, "For the Dark Lord!" and instantly falling asleep for an hour-wake up, drink Polyjuice Potion, repeat. Every Night.
    • Although that might be a bit of a giveaway if he did scream that.
    • He could just be sleeping inside the trunk, after locking the trunk from the inside. And as pointed out above, this would be entirely in-character behavior for the real Mad-Eye Moody.
    • Harry points out, 'we shouldn't see him at the crack of dawn, he'd blast us through the door.' Others probably think the same way.
    • Imagine Crouch with a Polyjuice drip. If Polyjuice Potion works when diluted with enough saline solution to inject it directly into one's veins, even with magic making it not a suicidal idea?
    • It's called polyphasic sleep. You sleep for 30 minutes every 6 hours, and it forces your body to abandon natural circadian rhythms. It's intended to give you more time awake each day. Of course, if you do it improperly, it causes you to hallucinate and think you're in the Legend of Zelda, but there you are.
    • Here's two bits: Crouch Jr. doesn't take it in at night. He just locks his rooms and tells everyone not EVER to come in, and he's done. His last potion of the day would be an hour before he goes to bed, and his first potion as he wakes up in the morning. Seems a good solution to anyone of us. He does have to put up with the inconvenience of having to lose his leg and eye every time he transforms into Moody, and then regrows those body parts before going to bed, but it's a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things.
    • Post Deathly Hallows we can assume his bed is surrounded with all of the same kinds of charms the trio put around their campsite, so we could talk in his sleep, etc, without fear of being noticed.
    • The same way disguised spies in the real world deal with this: make sure you're completely alone and not likely to be discovered. Locking your room would do fine here. Also, what self respecting wizard would allow a house elf to come into his room while he was sleeping? Why would someone even want that? They can clean bedrooms during the day, can't they?
    • Rowling has stated on Pottermore that one can axure rp crack Archives Polyjuice potion that lasts longer. "The effect of the potion is only temporary, and depending on how well it has been brewed, may last anything from between ten minutes and twelve hours." So he would only need to take a high quality potion twice a day once at breakfast and once a night if you will.
    • Then why drag it around in the flask and attract attention to it instead of drinking it in the safety of his chambers? He could've spilled it in view of other people, somebody might've asked him for a taste. Why risk it when he had absolutely no need to do, other than set up another unnecessary Chekhov's Gun?
    • The problem is that if Crouch Jr. doesn't drink from the flask he might be labelled a 'fake'. The real Moody was known for drinking from a hipflask.
    • Like Dumbledore being gay, Show, Don't Tell is a problem Rowling frequently runs into in these books and this is another example of it. If the child prodigy Hermione can not by Deathly Hallows create a Polyjuice potion that lasts longer than an hour then there is something seriously wrong. You shouldn't get extra credit for something that you haven't shown in your work.
      • Hermione followed a recipe that only gave results for an hour, and the sixth book shows that she's not the type to improve her potions, merely following the official instructions.
    • Dumbledore says, "But I think, in the excitement of tonight, our fake Moody may have forgotten to take it as frequently as he should have done. on the hour, every hour." And he had only just found out this Moody was a fake. He didn't know for sure how big a draught he took.
    • In Deathly Hallows, Harry took an "large dose" of Polyjuice for Bill and Fleur's wedding and it lasted for a number of hours, from before 3pm until late evening. So apparently, if one drinks a lot, it will last longer.
    • So, when the kids were infiltrating the Slytherin dorm in CoS they didn't take larger doses. because?
    • Because as mentioned above, the recipe given was only for an hour and it looked like there wasn't much of it in the cauldron anyway. They might have even figured they didn't need more than an hour, anyway.
    • It's doubtful that Crouch Jr. took it every hour during sleep time or even in other hours when out of sight, it would be a waste, remember: he needed to steal the ingredients from Snape (which sound pretty dangerous) in order to keep the doses, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. He probably wanted to save as much as he could, so he probably was himself every time no one watched him taking the potion when in public only. As for the elves, as said before, he could just request not to have them into his room using any paranoid excuse.
    • Doesn't Crouch Jr. have Dark Detectors all over the office? The Foe Glass mirror signals if someone is coming. So maybe he doesn't take it while he sleeps, and relies on extra precautions so he's not disturbed.
    • And we've never had any confirmation on what time of day the House Elves clean the rooms. Surely during the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen is easier? The students and teachers are all in their classes, so the dorms and offices are empty.
    • And if it's possible to make Polyjuice Potion last longer than an hour, maybe Crouch Jr. doesn't want to take any chances. Remember, his impersonation of Moody was very last minute - and he didn't have a lot of time to test out how long the potion lasted before he had to take Moody's place at Hogwarts. So maybe he's sipping the potion every hour just to be safe; his cover's blown if he starts changing back in the middle of class or a meal at the Great Hall. When you're a teacher, you don't get a lot of private moments during the day - as you're constantly interacting with either students or other staff members. So Barty Jr can't afford to take risks like Active Partition Recovery Ultimate Crack v19.0.3 Pre-Activated Download If you want your Fridge Horror quotient for the day regarding the implications of there being a long-lasting Polyjuice potion out there, recall that he was smuggled out of Azkaban by becoming his own mother. He may have found out a lot about her that day.

    Let's see, the emergency procedures are — wait a minute, we don't HAVE emergency procedures!!! 

  • Okay, why the hell didn't Dumbledore pull Harry — no, not Harry, everybody — from the 3rd task? There were some seriously fishy things happening — the significance of which not fully realized at that point, of course, but enough to make an Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen wary enough, don't you think? Harry was having strong visions of his nemesis, visions which Dumbledore obviously found suspect. Disappearances were happening the way they did when the 1st war began over two decades ago. And they still didn't know who had put Harry's name in the Goblet. To paraphrase McGonagall's quote from the 4th film, the hell with the Tournament, and the rules! What would have happened if they halted the 3rd task, really? An unstoppable force would reach in to push them into the hedge? Can you imagine how an institution like Hogwarts would react under a potential bomb threat? If it were the Muggle world, somebody would've sued the school's ass after that little incident, just sayin'.
    • The problem, unfortunately, was that the other schools and judges have a say in the matter. If Dumbledore raised his opinion, the others might think he was just trying to bring about a win for his school (after all, his two champions are in first place). If he pulled Harry only, then supposedly not competing resulted in the loss of magic (due to the magical contract), which would be worse if nothing ended up happening, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Plus, he had reasons to think Voldemort wanted Harry dead, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, not alive and taken to him. So Dumbledore reasoned that if anything happened, Harry would throw up red sparks and be rescued if his life was in danger. Now, why he didn't ask Harry to do this the instant he got into trouble is another matter.
    • "What would have happened if they halted the 3rd task, really? An unstoppable force would reach in to push them into the hedge?" Actually, that's not unreasonable, considering how they make a big deal about the champions being under a "binding magical contract."
    • It doesn't recall the book saying that if they broke the contract, Harry would lose his magic. Wasn't it only stated that he was bound by the magical contract to compete? Even so, why did none of the wizards and witches there ever think that if the Goblet was acting in an unusual fashion to simply use some magic to check what was wrong with the cup and then reverse the effects so that Harry wouldn't even be in the Tournament? With the headmaster/mistress of the other schools complaining that Hogwarts had two competitors, you'd think one of them would come up with the idea to try override the magic of the Goblet. Also, considering one of the wizards there is Dumbledore, it's doubtful any spell that Crouch Jr. could come up with would be something that would stump even Dumbledore.
    • That's because Barty's so-called made-it-myself plan was really planned by Dumbledore himself. When Harry shows Dumbledore the mark that the knife left him in his arm(?), Harry states that he thought that he saw a look of triumph in Dumbledore's face. Which means that Dumbledore actually made the Triwizard Tournament with the hope that the madman who escaped from Azkaban by disguising himself as his mother impersonated Moody (if Dumbledore had helped Harry it would seem. fishy), made Harry enter the tournament, helped him to get through, and finally win the Triwizard Tournament, just to be transported to Voldemort, reviving him with his own blood, and therefore making Harry survive through DH and getting the seventh Horcrux destroyed, while Voldemort died himself. That seems a much more reasonable explanation for crashing the office rather than "the real Moody wouldn't have brought you here after the last events". And you thought that Dumbledore's Roulette was complicated. He's truly the best Chessmaster ever.
    • Simpler explanation: Dumbledore wasn't expecting it, but as soon as he knew what had happened, he saw the ultimate possibility of it. Not forethought, not Roulette, just making the best of it - and immediately seeing potential for good.
    • Sorry, but no, without DD's connivance the plan couldn't possibly work. He'd hardly planned it all from the beginning - more likely he'd simply put Harry in the tournament to encourage him to learn stuff, and his plans merely coincided with V's ones (strange minds think alike indeed). But by the third task he couldn't possibly not know what was going on and what was going to happen.
    • Sorry, but this is simply WMG at this point, without any shred of proof. Dumbledore obviously didn't know who Moody really was until after the third task or he would never have permitted him to walk away with Harry. And no, Crouch Jr put in Harry, not Dumbledore. Also, the prophecy didn't say that Harry would defeat Voldemort, but that he had the power to defeat him, so Dumbledore sending Harry to him doesn't make any sense even from the absurdly manipulative angle you're trying to pull. After all, there was no reason why Voldemort couldn't simply kill Harry immediately, rather than duel with him.
    • Or much more simply, instead of elaborate conspiracy theories, breaking binding magical contracts actually has consequences, this being, you know, the magical world.
    • Using a binding magical contract with no escape clauses and grave consequences for violation in a juvenile competition is asinine. Sorry, but in this mad world of Rowling's "elaborate conspiracy theories" are the only things that make sense.
    • The Wizarding World has some strange morals and the Goblet was made centuries, so it doesn't seem so strange about it. Also, both Karkaroff and Maxime have every interest in forcing Harry out of the tournament, so if the "binding magical contract" was just an invention by Dumbledore (though this raises the question of how he could possibly risk this, considering he had no way of knowing that Crouch Sr was under the control of Voldemort and would support this), why wouldn't they expose him? After all, the tournament had written rules, so such a lie would be uncovered in fairly short order. And yes, this makes more sense than an absurd conspiracy theory of Dumbledore risking his best chance against Voldemort, to . resurrect Voldemort.
    • But how can it be a binding magical Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen when Harry never signed it? In real life no sane court would ever force you to uphold a contract just because another person had signed your name. Just because the Goblet was confunded into thinking Harry had made the commitment doesn't make it any more valid, in fact it makes it invalid. And, as someone said above, an unbreakable contract for what was supposed to be a friendly competition for juveniles is really stupid. What would happen if Cedric caught spattergroit? Would they force him to compete even if he's dying of disease?
    • Wait, "a friendly competition for juveniles"? Seriously? It wasn't for juveniles at all; you had to be 17+ to enter (the wizarding age Alive Text to Speech 2.2.3.6 crack serial keygen majority) which explains the Age Line. It was meant to be friendly, in a sense. The excitement around the Triwizard Tournament was explicitly attributed (by various people in the book) to the fact that it was the first Tournament in over 200 years after they stopped holding them because it was extremely dangerous and too many of the participants died. Everyone was warned that the new one would hopefully not result in casualties but there was no guarantee; if you wanted to participate you had to be absolutely sure since quitting was not possible. As for Harry: the Goblet was Confunded by Barty Jr. into thinking that Harry was a valid participant. Everyone seemed pretty vague about the consequences of breaking the contract, so it's possible that no one was entirely sure what they were. And so what about what a "sane court" would do? (Maybe if Harry called the cops on the Goblet, Cedric would still be alive.) The laws of magic have been shown to be rather ridiculous at times, but if one thing's for certain it's that trying to break them is a BAAAD idea, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. If something like an Unbreakable Vow can exist where breaking it, whatever that could be interpreted to entail, results in death, then trying to break a magical contract that forces you to participate in a contest (so that no matter how many others die you can't chicken out) with no idea of what the consequences of breaking it could be. yeah, maybe not worth the risk.
    • The question is.why? Nothing actually did happen to Harry during the tournament, so by the third task everyone but 'Moody' had let their guard down as the promised attacks on Harry had not shown up, and in fact Harry was doing rather well. Which results in Fridge Brilliance at the end.
    • Because nobody had promised any attacks, but Harry was still coerced into participating. If nothing happened during the first two tasks, it means that whatever the intention was behind putting his name into the Goblet, they would have to act on it in the third task.
    • The Tournament seems to have originate centuries ago, when people was much more tough and bad ass than today, someone at 17 was already an adult by far (in the 1600s probably married and with children already), you really can't extrapolate today's standards to that time. Nowadays we're. well pussies.
    • Doesn't someone say that the Goblet of Fire has gone out and won't reignite until the next tournament? Karkaroff and Madam Maxime demand to be allowed a second champion for their schools each, but they're told the magic won't work again. So maybe the binding magical contract is tied to the Goblet itself and they can't reverse it because the Goblet has gone out - so that means Harry is magically bound to compete?
    • And Dumbledore may have been thinking of the end game. If Harry is to challenge Voldemort, competing in this tournament could be a good way to test him or train him. Harry has dealt with dangerous dark creatures beforehand - far more than a normal fourteen-year-old - so Dumbledore might not have tried terribly hard to remove him from the tournament to encourage a challenge for him. They've removed as many fatality risks as possible (dragon trainers on hand for the First Task, merpeople ready to save victims for the Second, and teachers acting as guards for the Third) so Dumbledore sees a chance to test Harry's abilities while also figuring out who/what they're dealing with.
    • And not to be blunt, but the risks are much lower for wizards in this universe and it's not as applicable to our world. Most injuries can be healed instantly after all, whereas in real life a broken bone can give you problems for life if not properly treated. This tournament is happening with a very efficient nurse nearby, and as much procedures as possible to prevent fatalities.

    To hell with the madman still on the loose. we don't need to worry about him

  • In the previous book, there was alarm caused about Sirius Black breaking out of Azakaban, and they were warning the wizarding world to be careful. Sure, because of the Fourth Wall, we all know that Sirius was wrongly accused, but the entire wizarding world still believes he is a threat. So why was there no alarm in this book about the fact that he was still free? Honestly, if the Ministry failed in catching him in one year, they'd want to up the wizarding world's awareness that a supposedly dangerous killer is still on the loose with no hopes in catching him so far.
    • It was more along the lines that Sirius was making more open sightings of him farther and farther south, suggesting that he was running away after being captured. To the fickle Wizarding World, this was a sign that he was scared about being recaptured, so there was no real worry about him. Then the whole Qudditch Cup incident occurred, causing the public to focus on the fact that were multiple wizards that could cause damage and at least another Death Eater on the loose to cast the Dark Mark in the sky, so no doubt the Ministry would have jumped on a reason to blame Sirius for this attack unless he was seen in that area at the time.
    • Presumably, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, Dumbledore IObit Driver Booster Pro Crack 8.5.0.496 & License Key Full Free Download told Fudge that Sirius is Keylemon version 4.0.3 crack serial keygen and Pettigrew did it. Fudge would not like to take the risk that Sirius is captured alive and following embarrassing questions.
    • A combination of the fact that he is running around the South away from Hogwarts and Mengele syndrome. Simply UC Browser APK for Android (2021 Latest) for Windows 10, 8, 7 Download, when you first hear that somebody has escaped custody, you fear for the worst and expect them to act immediately and do something drastic, in the same nature that for decades after Mengele fled the collapsing Reich, East and West suspected each other of taking him in, and there were even wilder conspiracy theories of him leading a team of freelance scientists committing ungodly atrocities and experiments in remote hellholes throughout the world (and indeed, there are a few suspicions to this day that he was still working: see Cândido Godói). Of course, the longer he is on the run, the more the world looks at things and realizes that even if he is not captured, he is effectively cut off from funding and on the run from the most powerful agencies in the world and is probably — like Mengele actually was — holed up in a tiny shantytown away from civilization scared out of his wits and slowly descending into complete blathering insanity over the fear that one night, somebody will open the door and his pathetic existence will be snuffed out. After a year on the run, the Wizarding world (even one that assumes he is guilty as sin) assumes that the window of opportunity for doing something massively unsettling for Sirius has passed and he is either on the run, holed up and either biding his time or slowly going crackerjack ALA Mengele, has fled abroad, or has gone underground with his allies, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. In other words: he's not a major concern.
    • The fifth book states that Kingsley Shacklebolt is using his connections to deliberately mislead the search for Sirius.
    • But that was after the Order of the Phoenix was reinstated at the end of the fourth book. Until then, no one beside the trio and Dumbledore knows Sirius is good. Dumbledore doesn't even tell Molly and Arthur Weasley, who seem like first people he'd tell, if only so they stop having to take additional security precautions for Harry.
    • Sirius says in his letter at the end Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen the third book that he's going to allow some Muggles to glimpse him further south - specifically to throw them off the scent. As has been said already, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen Quidditch World Cup incident happened and that seemed like a bigger deal to focus on.

    Ogg, look at the time! 

  • Mrs. Weasley talks with Harry about the previous gameskeeper, Ogg. But Hagrid was 13 when he was expelled and made gameskeeper so he could stay on school grounds, and that was recorded in the diary as taking place in 1943. Which means he has been gameskeeper for about 53 years. And for a student to attend Hogwarts, they have to be at least 11 years old. Which means that for Molly to remember the previous gameskeeper, she has to be at least 64 years old. There's never any indication that she's that old, and in fact JKR has placed her birth year around pro tools crack mac Archives, 7 years after Hagrid was a gameskeeper. It's not possible for her to have known Ogg.
    • "Oh dear, maths."
    • Maybe he was made a gameskeeper, not the gameskeeper. Or he was made an assistant or something.
    • Which would make sense, as you don't make a 13 year old murder suspect your only Gameskeeper.
    • Even if he was, if Molly was born in 1950, she wouldn't have even attended school until 1961. Which means he would have been working as a gameskeeper for about 18 years. Somehow, it's doubtful he would have worked as assistant gameskeeper for 18 years or more.
    • You doubt that. why, exactly? He had nowhere else to go, we know that. He wanted to stay at Hogwarts and Dumbledore let him. So he works for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen that whole time, and when Ogg dies or retires or whatever, he takes over the job — at the age of around thirty, which is perfectly reasonable.
    • Not sure about the passage described, but why assume Molly met him when she was a student at Hogwarts herself? She could have easily met him in Diagon Alley or at a graduation ceremony for an older sibling or something.
    • It's heavily implied that she knew him while she was a student; it mentions in the book that she 'reminisced at length' about him (Chapter 31 of GoF, p617 of the US version), which suggests she had a good number of personal interactions with him.
    • Consider: Armando Dippet was still headmaster when Hagrid was expelled (see Book 2). Nothing seems to tell us either way that Dumbledore was the immediate replacement when Dippet died or retired. Nothing indicates that Ogg was replaced before his own retirement or death. Presumably Dumbledore and Hagrid re-established contact when Dumbledore was headmaster and the position of groundskeeper became vacant. Hagrid did say (in Book 1) that Dumbledore offered him the position "after me dad died," but then, he was keeping pretty quiet about his past at that point - and there's no record of how his Lost Years were spent. (One pictures him roaming the countryside, trying to coax manticores into a Pokeball.)
      • According to Pottermore, "Hagrid lived in the Hogwarts grounds (acting as gamekeeper) ever since he was expelled in his third year. Great man, Dumbledore."
    • Actually Hagrid work with Ogg and there was some overlap. This makes sense since Hagrid was underage at the time. Also Molly could be the same age as Hagrid. We know her and Arthur are older than Lilly, James, Snape, ect. So its at least plausible she was in school at the time.
      • Hagrid is even older then Molly&Arthur since he was a 3rd year when he was expelled from school via a sixth year boy (Tom Marvolo Riddle aka future Voldy) in 1943. Arthur and Molly were born in the 50s. They had their first child William (Bill) at the start of the first Wizarding War with Voldy just about the time James, Lilly, etc were in/at Hogwarts(70s).
      • We don't know when Arthur and Molly were born but it was almost certainly before 1950, considering their first child was born by 1968 at the latest.

    AVADA KEDAVRA- *boom* 

  • During his first DADA lesson (at least with the Trio), when he's teaching about the Unforgivables, Crouch/Moody repeatedly says Avada Kedavra. How is it that it doesn't kill anyone? Hermione says it, as well, but as she presumably doesn't have the strength to make the spell work, that at least can be explained.
    • Just saying the name of a spell doesn't set it off, or a lot of wizarding classes would end in fire and feathers.
    • A paraphrase from book 5: "Never used an Unforgivable Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen before, eh Potter? You have to mean them!" Presumably, since Crouch's and Hermione's intent at the time wasn't to kill anyone, they didn't.
    • And another thing, neither of them were equipped at the time. Assuming Avada Kedavra is one of the spells you can only set off with a wand.
    • Truthfully nearly all spells seem to require a conscious activation rather than just speaking the words.
    • Agreed. This passage makes it clear that Hermione saying the full spell didn't actually do it, but when she made the correct gesture and said it deliberately, it worked fine.

      "You're saying it wrong," Harry heard Hermione snap. "It's Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the 'gar' nice and long."
      "You do it, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, then, if you're so clever," Ron snarled.
      Hermione rolled up the sleeves of her gown, flicked her wand, and said, "Wingardium Leviosa!"
      Their feather rose off the desk and hovered about four feet above their Alive Text to Speech 2.2.3.6 crack serial keygen IIRC, Moody says that the students could all point their wands at him, shout "Avada Kedavra" and he wouldn't get more than a bloody nose. You have to mean them.

    Whaddya do with a drunk Abraxan, early in the morning? 

  • So, wait, Madame Maxine's Abraxans only drink single-malt whiskey. How were the Beauxbatons teachers and students able to fly their carriage all the way from France to Hogwarts without an Epic Fail crash with drunken Abraxans tangling their harnesses and flying willy-nilly?
  • How easily do horses get drunk? This Practical Horse Man Magazine article indicates that mundane horses don't get drunk off of the occasional beer because they naturally produce large amounts of alcohol dehydrogenase. Presumably the Abraxans with their bigger size and liver can produce more alcohol dehydrogenase, but proportionally speaking, the ratio of how much alcohol dehydrogenase per unit of body mass Abraxans make is probably similar enough to the ratio of how much alcohol dehydrogenase per unit of body mass mundane horses make. If no other explanation is simple enough, perhaps Abraxans do indeed make disproportionately more alcohol dehydrogenase. Then the question becomes how much more do they need?
  • How much alcohol is in single-malt whiskey and other alcoholic sources that horses have gotten into? Horses drunk off of fermented apples are actually suffering from ethanol poisoning, and ethanol is NOT the same thing as the alcohol found in single-malt whiskey. Apparently alcohol dehydrogenase doesn't deal so well with ethanol. Beer is 4.5% alcohol, single-malt whiskey is 40% alcohol.
  • How much single-malt whiskey are the Abraxans consuming? The Practical Horse Man Magazine article was assuming the horses were drinking beer in addition to water, not as a substitute for water. Given that and the higher alcohol content of single-malt whiskey, however much liquid the Abraxans are consuming still has them consume much more alcohol than what the Practical Horse Man Magazine article ran calculations for. Even if horses don't get drunk easily, even if Abraxans are much bigger than other horses, isn't it still problematic if the only thing they drink is a drink with 40% alcohol content?
  • If the Abraxans only drink single-malt whiskey, then where are their alternate sources of hydration? How much water is in their food? Enough to make it a soup or stew or mash or something?

    Bear Witness to Death 

  • How can Harry see the Thestrals? In the book, Harry has his eyes closed when Cedric is killed because his scar put him in so much pain. He only saw the green light of Avada Kedavra through his eyelids and then opened his eyes to see Cedric dead.
    • Strictly speaking, the rule is you can see Thestrals if Wondershare PDFelement Pro Crack v8.2.0.743 + Serial Key [2021] seen death, not someone getting killed, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Looking at a dead body (perhaps a recently deceased body) is all it takes.
    • Word of God: Oops.
    • It's assumed he'd seen either his father or mother die. Is that not the case?
    • No. James died downstairs, and Word of God says he was inside his crib and didn't see Lily die, only heard her.
    • Not to mention the fact that if this was true, he would have been able to see the Thestrals all through his time at Hogwarts up to that point. Fairly sure it says in the last book that he was standing in his crib, watching what was going on, though. but in any case, Word of God says you can only see the Thestrals if you have seen death while old enough to understand what this means. One-year old Harry would have been too young to understand fully at that time.
    • He saw the Basilisk get killed in Chamber Of Secrets, and it was never explicitly stated that you have to see human death.
    • It probably has to be human death. Otherwise a lot more people would see the Thestrals, like people who lost pets. Hell, even Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen who stepped on ants, realized what they did and understood that the ant was crushed to death, would see them. You have to comprehend the meaning of death, as in, along with grief, guilt, permanent loss and whatever else it carries. About the Basilisk, Harry was most definitely glad when the thing died, since it was trying to kill him; he didn't fully comprehend the meaning of it dying, since it meant nothing to him aside from maybe quick relief. Thinking again, some people who lost dear pets would probably also see Thestrals, but then, there was only a handful of students during the class where Hagrid asks who could see them, so who knows, maybe none of them had pets at home.
    • Well, his father was killed downstairs, and since he was in his crib, he didn't saw his mother die. But he saw somebody to die that night. He saw *Voldemort* as he was falling dead. Good Job Fixing It Villain
    • So, if, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, say, an assassin killed his mark, obviously with no feel of guilt or grief, it wouldn't work, even though he would still perfectly comprehend what death is? "there was only a handful of students during the class where Hagrid asks who could see them" Which doesn't really matter, since Thestrals pull the carriages with the newcomers, and yet apparently noone ever sees them. Presumably because they didn't exist until they were needed in this book.
    • To the Pinnacle Studio Plus,MPEG-2 Encoding/Decoding Plug 9.3.0 keygen, he could, if he understands that he took away a life. Not that he has to feel anything towards the victim in itself, but the concept of loss that comes with death would have to be there, probably. That's just an interpretation though. "Which doesn't really matter, since Thestrals pull the carriages with the newcomers, and yet apparently noone ever sees them." Yet apparently none of Harry's mates or classmates see them, you mean, right? Not like Harry actually goes around socializing with people from other Houses in the carriages, or that we see him doing so until Luna arrives and the subject comes up.
    • Seeing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen bat-winged horses that nobody else does, like hearing a voice hissing in the Hogwarts corridors, isn't exactly something you go around boasting about among casual acquaintances. Neither is something as personal as whether you saw your mother die when you were little. Sure, if Ron or Hermione had attended a grandparent's funeral or whatever, Harry would've probably heard all about them well before Year Five, but it just happened that neither of his close personal confidantes had seen death before either.
    • To get back to Harry and the Thestrals, yes he had is eyes closed for the actual moment of death but he was with Cedric before and after. He saw Cedric's body lying on the ground, touched the body, took it back with him, didn't want to leave it, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, ect. Harry was certainly seeing and experiencing the effects of death. He also had traumatic dreams about Cedric all summer. In fact this might explain why he didn't see them at the end of year four. He would have had he actually seen the moment of death (then again maybe not as he had a lot on his mind and may not of noticed the Thestrals in any event) but the grieving and trauma process brought them in visibility slowly.

    Seeing Thestrals 

  • Speaking of Thestrals, why doesn't Harry see them at the end of this book? Harry explicitly takes the carriages down to the Hogwarts express to leave, still describing them as 'horseless'.
    • Hhonestly, this had been discussed to death but JK said that she was originally going to have him see them, but realized that would create an unnecessary cliffhanger for the next book. So instead she delayed it until Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen start of the next book, and made Harry be in shock and not understand the death enough to see them until after the summer.
    • At some point JK stated you had to process seeing death before you could see thestrals, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. At the and of book four Harry is still grieving and hasn't fully processed Cedric's death, so he can't see them jet. Then next year he has moved on and has finished processing Cedric's death, so now he can see them.
    • And in the lesson on Thestrals, Hermione only says that they're seen by people who have "seen death". She doesn't go into specifics like "they'll appear the second someone is seen dying". Given that psychology is a relatively modern concept that wizards haven't likely copped onto, there's probably a lot of research that needs to be done on what point Thestrals will appear to someone who has recently seen death.

    Bumping into Thestrals 

  • Speaking of Thestrals yet again. How is it possible that of all the dozens of children boarding the carriages every year, absolutely nobody managed to either hear them, smell them, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, or bump into them? There should've been tons of freaking out and "Ohmigod there's an invisible horse here, this Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen so cool, guys check this out, an invisible horse!"
    • It may be a case where you have to know they're there to be able to feel them. Otherwise, you pass through them as though they were ghosts. If you can see them, you obviously know they're there. If someone tells you they're there, and you believe them, you know that they're there and can touch them.
    • That WOULD make sense if the beasts didn't carry quite tangible carriages and eat equally tangible meat. So no, they are not ethereal in any way, just invisible.
    • And the kids who haven't seen them DO touch them. They even rode them to the Ministry of Magic in the 5th book when only Harry, Luna, and Neville could see them.
    • Well, when Harry first encountered the carriages in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen third book, didn't it say he presumed they were being pulled by invisible horses?
    • He actually didn't, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, he said horseless. In fact, right after he first sees the Thestrals, he Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen why they would put these beasts in when Error Repair Pro 4.0.9 crack serial keygen carriages were supposedly capable of movement on their own.
    • Even regular, good-natured horses can accidentally hurt humans who come too near their hooves unexpectedly. The teachers surely take care that none of the Office 16 [August 2017] crack serial keygen get too close to the thestrals, knowing that most of them won't perceive the potential danger.
    • Thestals are good natured horses. And whose to say kids are not bumping into them every once and while. A kid got saved by mermaids in this very book and didn't know exactly what had happened to him. Potter assumed it was the giant squid that saved him but later saw a messaged left by the mermaids that they chase the giant squid away so people in the water do not have to deal with it. Something just hits! Oh, ghosts and poltergeists, both of which can become invisible to witches/wizards, haunt this castle. Further research would reveal nope, thestral, but there is still a rational explanations if one does not look deeper.
    • Doubtful that an invisible horse at a school of wizards, who face weirder things while gardening, would really draw that much attention.
    • Maybe other students did know about them. It's just Harry only finds out in his fifth year and never bothered to ask.
    • Okay, when you ride in a carriage pulled by a horse, you don't generally touch the horse if all you're doing is getting in and out of the carriage. The horses are to the front, and generally not close enough that someone might accidentally bump into them on their way in and out of the door (which might frighten the animal and cause an accident).

    Cutting The Knot - We mean, Summoning The Egg. 

  • In the first task, Harry summons his broom to get past the dragon. Why didn't he just summon the egg instead?
    • This is a common question. The most likely answers are either he didn't think of that or he assumed the egg would be charmed against it.
    • Also, didn't the rules state that he had to get past the dragon? Simply summoning the egg would probably count as breaking the rules.
    • Even if he couldn't summon the egg for whatever reason, it might have helped to also summon his invisibility cloak.
    • It's unlikely Invisibility would have helped him much against the dragon with its other senses. Plus he wouldn't want to advertise that he had an invisibility cloak in the first place.
    • Harry's Invisibility Cloak is immune to Accio.
    • The summoning charm seems to make the object move towards the caster, but if the dragon was sitting on top of the eggs, the egg wouldn't have been able to move until the dragon was lured away.
    • That seems likely. In the fifth book, Lucius tries to summon the prophecy orb from Harry and yet Harry manages to barely keep hold of it.
    • If Accio would work on the egg, everyone would have done it. Not much of a challenge, nor is it especially entertaining.
    • Maybe everyone thought that "Accio Golden Egg" would be warded against and no one thought to try it.
    • And everyone only knows that their task is to get past the dragon. They don't know about the egg until literally the day of the task. So their preparation had all been for the dragon and not the egg.
    • The dragon is also literally protecting her eggs for the whole task. Harry's objective is to get her away from the eggs so he can sneak in. If any of them tried a summoning charm, the dragon would likely block the egg from leaving her nest and become even more aggressive now that she knows the wizard is after her eggs.

    There's feints, and then there's Wronski Feints. 

  • The big deal over the Wronski Feint is always annoying, because didn't Harry do that in Prisoner of Azkaban? Whether if it was against Cho or Draco, but to distinctly remember that someone kept following him during the game, so he took a fake dive to shake them off.
    • That was a feint, but presumably not a Wronski Feint. The Wronski Feint is getting your opponent to follow closely behind you, pulling up at the last possible second, and allowing your opposing Seeker to plow into the ground.
    • Plus, it retro-actively pimps Harry's flying talents. Krum even compliments him in this book on his flying.

    The Robes Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen Nowhere 

  • Where did Ginny get the dress robes she wore at the Yule Ball? She wasn't in the fourth year, so they presumably wouldn't have been included on her equipment list. And if her mother did buy them, wouldn't they have sucked like Ron's?
    • Borrowed them from a girlfriend? Ginny is described as being quite popular in later books, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that she had a friend who wasn't planning to attend whose dress robes she could squeeze into.
    • Also, teenage girls take dresses and proms and the like very seriously. It's possible that she has saved up for formal wear in the past.
    • Or, because formal wear for women is much more popular/taken seriously, maybe there were more options available second-hand for Ginny's.
    • The second-hand theory is most likely borne out in the films. Whereas most of the other girls are wearing brand new silk or satin gowns, Ginny is wearing a cotton dress/gown hybrid that, while probably not second hand, could easily come off the rack as opposed to being something custom fitted.
    • She could simply have asked her mother to alter one of her old dress gowns, if she still had any laying around. With magic, the alteration could even have been merely temporary.
    • Hogsmeade, le duh.
    • Honestly, the thing that makes heads scratch is not the provenance of Ginny's robes, but rather why no one thought to use Transfiguration on Ron's, or why fourth years didn't get a a week of special instruction in Transfiguration taught by the Wizarding World's equivalent of Tim Gunn rather than being made to buy dress robes. Hell, the fact that the Yule Ball was a surprise to students is a headscratcher in itself.
    • The Yule Ball being a surprise to the students is actually a really good point. If someone was told before the beginning of the school year to go out and buy a tuxedo for no reason, they probably wouldn't do it.
    • Also, Ron has exactly one friend who's good enough at transfiguration to actually help with his robes like that — Hermione. And given how badly Ron flubbed up the job of asking Hermione to the Yule Ball, he's definitely not getting any help from that direction anytime soon. (Now why Molly didn't transfigure the damn things themselves before sending them on is a question, but we're never given any indication that Molly Weasley has a functioning fashion sense, so it might just be a function of Molly having horrible taste in clothes. The Weasley knitted jumpers aren't exactly triumphs of clothing design either.)
    • Actually, Ron does try to modify his robes with magic, and even semi-succeeds! It's implied that this is the best job he can do:

      In a desperate attempt to make them look more manly, he used a Severing Charm on the ruff and cuffs. It worked fairly well; at least he was now lace-free, although he hadn't done a very neat job, and the edges still looked depressingly frayed as the boys set off downstairs.

    • There is a fair chance it was on her equipment list. While the fourth-years and up could freely attend the ball without being invited by someone older, they weren't obliged to (unless they were Tournament Champions, but the fourth-years would (legally) be too young for that), but they still had dress robes on their list in case they wanted to attend. Maybe the same went for the younger students: "In case, you are invited to the Yule Ball by an older student, you may want to buy some dress robes".
    • How often do we see the characters reading the lists that are sent out aside from the book list? They likely assume that, having bought their stuff first year, all they need to do is replace anything that has gotten worn out/broken over the summer, and buy the new books. Worst case, between Apparation, Flooing, and the owls who can deliver packages within a few days, there isn't likely to be a crisis if they forget to pack something that they needed.
    • An alternate interpretation - Molly's funds were tight when she bought Ron's because it was coming up to the start of the school year, and she had books and other supplies to buy for the rest of the children too (Ron, the twins and Ginny). By the time of the Yule Ball - which appears to be announced in November - Molly's able to get her daughter a set because it's just her and Arthur in the house and money isn't as tight.
    • Doesn't Ginny also say she didn't expect she'd be able to go? She was surprised when Neville asked her - so it sounds like Molly got her dress robes much later. Either buying a new set quickly, or altering one of her old gowns.

    Rats! 

  • Wormtail's ability to get information from other rats. Rats have to establish relationships before they tell other rats things. (And yes, they do inform each other of danger. At least that's true.)
    • It is a bit fast for him to have developed a relationship with the other rats, but he could have used magic to speed up the process, or the rats were so scared of it that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen were warning any other rat that passed.
    • For example, there's a difference between someone telling their friend that they think something odd is going on, and someone screaming to all the random bystanders, "OMG there's a huge snake in there!".
    • The Imperius curse, perhaps? If Moody can use it in class on a non-human rather easily, who's to say someone else didn't help Wormtail get information from the rats Spoils of Plunder Free Download he just did it himself before he transformed).
    • Actually, Voldemort says that Wormtail has a 'curious affinity with rats'. He's implying that Wormtail has a gift for not only communicating with rats, but for getting them to trust him.
      • It's also possible this is just something that Animagi can do in general. Sirius was able to communicate with and get Crookshanks to trust him when he was in dog form.

    Oh dear, wizard genetics. 

  • Colin Creevey was established as a Muggleborn; he was attacked by the basilisk and talked about how his parents were all shocked and excited that he was a wizard. What are the chances that his brother Dennis is also a wizard? It doesn't run in generations like that, else Petunia would be a witch like her sister. Is it just a weird coincidence?
    • This brilliant and nerdishly scientific explanation of wizarding genes in the HP universe says that both Creevey brothers being magical is possible but it's possible that there has been a case of false paternity. [1]
    • On the contrary, Petunia may be the odd one out and it does run in families. Alternatively, keep in mind Petunia is the older sibling, and we're not told if Colin's the oldest sibling in his family. Maybe it skips the first sibling? It's magic, it doesn't need to make sense.
    • But Hermione's an only child and she's a witch. And if we're not trying to make sense out of everything, what's the point in even having this page?
    • Punnett square genetics. If M=muggle and m=wizard with m as the recessive gene, you have a 1/4 chance of two Mm parents having a child that is mm. Assuming the events are independent, the same is true for any following siblings.
    • Rowling says that the wizarding gene is dominant, but all that proves is that she doesn't know how genetics works.
    • Dominant with variable penetrance would work, and would explain how pureblood families could produce squibs.
    • What?
    • What's wrong with wizarding being a dominant gene? You have to explain what you mean. Some people don't know what you are talking about.
    • In a nutshell, dominance means that the trait will show even with one allele (so if magic is a dominant gene, anyone with the genotype Mm or MM would have magic, but mm would Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen a muggle). Muggles cannot ever have a wizard child if magic is dominant, because both parents would have to be mm while the kid would be Mm; the M has to come from either parent, and if either parent had it, they would be a wizard too.
    • Except this in itself only proves that magic is not dependent on simple Mendelian genetics. Reverse it so that the dominant M means muggle, and Squibs automatically disprove that.
    • True but Squibs are noted to be much rarer than Muggle-borns. It's the equivalent of two blonde parents having a brown-haired child, whereas it's more likely for two brown-haired parents to have a blonde child because they could both be carriers since blonde hair is recessive. So being a Squib could be a random and therefore, fairly uncommon, mutation.
    • Why would Petunia be a witch? Even if wizarding is a dominant gene, then the chances would be that about 75% of people in wizarding families would get it.
    • Could be that one or both of their parents were Squibs from a line of both, so long they never knew they were of wizarding stock, and it took this long for the genetic dice to roll "wizard" again.
    • It's kind of assumed that Squibs have the Mm genetic sequence.
    • This would make sense, as then two people with the Mm sequence would be able to produce a magical child (mm), a Squib (Mm), or a full Muggle (MM). This does rely on magic being recessive, and for mutations to occur to produce a Squib. This would also make Squibs carriers of the magic gene.
    • Alternatively, there is the possibility that squibs do possess the necessary magic genes but those genes are simply defective; i.e. cystic fibrosis, where the gene is still present but has some kind of alteration that makes it unusable. This would make more sense; if all squibs are Mm then that would mean that it would be impossible for half-blood children to be magical, because Mm is all they could get (if they had a full muggle parent and a full magic parent they would only get an M from one and an m from the other- they would all be squibs).
    • If one has studied basic genetics for school, and have spent a year overthinking this, only to come to one conclusion: "It's magic, stop questioning it before your Muggle brain melts." (This Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen also applicable when talking about conservation of matter to do with Transfiguration, and pretty much everything else in HP - it's magic, that's the point.)
    • It could also be multiple alleles, like eye color.
    • True. It works if there's one gene whose dominant allele grants magical powers, but a different, recessive gene that can suppress them. Muggleborns would be Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen offspring of Muggles, one of whom has both alleles for suppressing magic as well as the magic-promoting allele, and the other of whom lacks the suppressor allele. (This would mean that one or the other of the Creevy boys' parents only missed out on being born magical because of the suppressor gene.) Squibs could be the offspring of wizard parents who are heterozygous for one or both genes.
    • Alternative explanation: JK Rowling hasn't studied punnett square genetics and mistakenly said the gene was dominant and now we're hell bent on trying to explain it. Had she known how recessive genes work in Mendelian genetic she probably would have said it was recessive.
    • There's the reminder of Liquid Snake's nonsensical explanation of dominant and recessive genes from Metal Gear Solid.
    • Punnett square genetic would suggest that magic is recessive and parents of Muggle-borns are carriers and that being a Squib is due to random mutation which is why it's so "unusual". But, this doesn't fit with most of the wizarding world being half-bloods. It is suggested that the child of a wizard/witch and a Muggle is almost sure to be magical, which is why even a non-magical child with one magical and one non-magical parent is called a Squib. So Mendelian genetics doesn't explain it either way.
    • What a nice idea on the suppressor gene idea. Trinucleotide repeats are another explanation (Look up Huntingon's disease). Variable penetrance is problematic because it gives some validation to the Death Eater ideas about pure-bloods being the best wizards and Muggle-borns being the worst which is shown in the story to be BS. The other explanation of course is that it's a story and doesn't have to make sense although IT IS fun to discuss. :D
    • Mendelian inheritance may be taught as a basic high-school level crash course in genetics, but that just serves to cause more misinformation and false assumptions than anything else. Not to sound condescending here, but insisting something is impossible or wrong because it doesn't conform to Mendelian laws makes you look really uneducated. A few tropers have already mentioned some various mechanisms that can allow for random-yet-common mutations to occur sporadically, but the idea that fits HP the best is epigenetics. Meaning, a random but heritable change to the DNA structure (that's simplifying it, but bear with this.) With fate and odd magic laws, a child conceived by Muggles that is "meant" to have magic, or spends enough time near magic(?), can acquire this change early enough in development to maintain the magic. However, the change is not a "normal" alteration that can be detected or replicated in a lab like methylation or deacetylation, it's a magical change. Same thing with squibs in reverse: Random chance or issues in early development (like using strong potions/Firewhisky or being hit by a curse in early pregnancy for instance) might mess with that DNA structure too.
    • There was the impression that squib refers only to muggles born of pure blood wizards. Word of God states the Gilderoy Lockhart, a halfblood (witch mother, muggle father) has two elder muggle sisters, indicating that they are not called squibs. It is never mentioned that they are half sisters. Pureblooded wizards are mentioned to be incredibly inbred and the genetic mutation of a squib becomes more common down the road. Those squibs have children who have children who eventually produce a muggleborn wizard. It is not impossible that two muggles could produce more than one wizard child. Although it is unlikely it is not an impossible thing. In fact if both the of Colin and Dennis Creevey's parents had a squib ancestor then producing two muggleborn children seems pretty likely. But if only one parent had a squib ancestor then it seems more likely that not all their children would be muggleborns. Who knows maybe if the Evans had more children they'd have had another wizard. Maybe if the Grangers had another child it may have Acrobat pro keygen,serial,crack,generator,unlock,key a wizard or a muggle.
    • When talking about the final book, specifically the epilogue, Rowling mentioned she considered having Dudley there with a wizard/witch child of his own but then decided that magic wouldn't survive contact with Vernon's genes. While a joke it may imply that there's not just a Magic gene and a Muggle gene but there may also be an Anti-Magic gene that prevents magic from manifesting even when it should, which would explain where Squibs come from.
    • Perhaps it's just a gene that's easily mutated.
    • No one thought this possibility? Both Lily and Petunia are witches (because it jump a generation) but Petunia is a Squib. Though as said before culturally she's not consider one as the term is generally applied to children of purebloods.
    • .What? Lily is a Muggleborn witch—both of her parents are muggles. A Squib is a person born in a magical family with no magical abilities of their own. That's what makes them so unique in the wizarding world—by your logic, all Muggles would have to be Squibs. If Petunia doesn't have magic, it doesn't make her a Squib, it just makes her a Muggle like her parents.
    • To be fair, we don't encounter a lot of Muggle Borns with siblings in the series. Hermione was meant to have a sister but she was dropped from the story (the sister would have been Muggle). So for the sake of argument, here are a few fun theories: a) the genetics argument is 100% valid and Dennis Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen Colin's adopted brother, also a wizard by pure coincidence, b) the magic gene does not obey the laws of science and does whatever it wants, which is how Lily can be a witch and not Petunia and both Creeveys can be wizards, c) the magic manifests in every child born after one who has Jogos de Surreal de Graça para Baixar Petunia is older than Lily and so Lily was the first in the family, and if they'd had another sibling, they would have gotten magic too; d) JK Rowling forgot Colin was a Muggle Born and gave him a brother without thinking how that would work.

    Chain of Memory 

  • How does the Pensieve work? Supposedly, there are basically two different ways it could be interpreted:
    • 1.Dumbledore says that it helps when he has too many thoughts and memories crammed into his mind. So it suggests that you could put your thought or memory in the Pensieve and it wouldn't be in your head anymore. The fact that Snape used to put his worst memory in it to avoid Harry seeing it suggest the same. But if that's true, does it mean, that you forget the whole event when you put your memory in it? 'cause if it's not in your head, you've forgotten it. And if that's true, does it mean that Slughorn doesn't remember anything about talking to Riddle about Horcruxes?
    • Which in turn begs the question of why didn't he remove that memory long ago if he's so ashamed of it, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Unlike Snape, he doesn't look like a masochistic type who would willingly torture himself by dwelling over his guilt.
    • It's not self-torture. It's a reminder of what happens when he becomes power hungry.
    • 2.One could think, that when you Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen your memory in Pensieve, or just extract it from your head, you're just creating a copy of it, while leaving the original in your head. But if so, why does Snape bother to put it in Pensieve?
    • Oh, and about "moving freely in Memories"-thing. Just how are the people visiting the memories able to see/hear/visit the thing the author of the memory couldn't have possibly seen/heard? As an example, in Snape's worst memory, Harry hears and sees the Marauders talking about/doing stuff, while the Author of the memory is far away and doesn't look at them/listen to them talking. Does that mean that if the memory is long enaugh, you could just go to a completely diferent room and see what people were doing during the time of the memory? May be go to the Ministry of Magic and learn some secrets, which were discussed at that point, or go to girl's locker room and watch them naked? How does it work?
    • The book does mention that Harry stays in sight of Snape the whole time. Also, it's entirely likely that Snape did hear (at least subconsciously) what the Marauder's were saying, he just filtered it out as background noise. Doesn't mean his mind didn't still record it. The human brain is an amazing thing. There's about a guy with DID, and one of his personalities could only speak Hungarian, even though the dominant personality couldn't speak any Hungarian at all. He had some Hungarian co-workers, and the assumption was that his subconscious mind picked up on their conversations and learned some phrases that way.
    • OK, it could be so with hearing stuff, but what about seing? You know, like seing what James is doing while Snape is reading and not watching him. If it works that way, one could just use Pensieve to see the Log In ‹ Full-Games.org — WordPress that happened around you but couldn't see. For example, what your classmate was writing in his letter while sitting in front of you or something like that.
    • Word of God says that the Pensieve is more than just a memory storer, it allows people to actually "return" to a certain point in time in which they were Hitman Pro 3.8.0 product key Archives. J. K. Rowling's reasoning is that subconsciously, everyone is aware of everything around them more or less, but it's not that she thought it through straight down to being 360 degree total awareness. Chalk this up as a mistake on her part.
    • OK, but it would make much more sense for the memories being seen from the PoV of their owner.
    • On the original point, lets say a middle ground: you still have the memory, but it is put to the back of your mind so someone is less likely to see it and it bothers you less.
      • Or possibly: putting the memory in the Pensieve does erase it from your mind, but odds are if it's a memory worth storing, there are other memories Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen to what happened. For the Slughorn example: if he took the memory of the Riddle encounter out, he won't remember the encounter itself, but will remember all the guilt he felt after the fact. Or with Snape, he might not remember the encounter with the Marauders, but he will remember going see Lily later that night to apologize for calling her a Mudblood. Dumbledore might not remember the encounter that ended up with Arianna dead, but remembers that it was his and G's fault.
    • To remember when Harry goes into Snape's memory, he hopes that Snape remains in the same area as the teenage Marauders so he can still overhear them. If Snape hadn't been near them, he wouldn't have been able to really experience their conversation. Dumbledore also uses the Pensieve to study events he was there for to get a different perspective than his own - so it's a memory of an event the person witnessed, but from a neutral perspective.
  • As for how you remember it when the memory is out—you may remember that the event happened, but not the specifics. For example, like putting someone's college graduation in a Penseive, they wouldn't forget that they'd graduated college. They just wouldn't remember any details of the event. So Snape can remember that he got bullied by the Marauders, maybe even that he called her a you-know-what, but he won't remember anything else about it.

    The most loyal Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen Eater? Sure Crouch. Sure. 

  • A lot of fuss is made in this book that Barty Crouch Jr. was one of the only Death Eaters who truly remained loyal to Voldemort, never renouncing him, but wait, hold the phone! God knows he tried his damndest to renounce Voldemort when he was on trial! The only real difference between him and the likes of Lucius was that Lucius got away with serving Voldemort and Crouch Jr. didn't. This is opposed to Bellatrix, for instance, who basically laughs off her Azakaban sentence, while the other two present don't really react at all. As for helping Voldemort regain his body? That was when serving Voldemort seemed like it could pan out again, just like the other Death Eaters who returned at the end of the book.
    • Crouch, Jr. probably just has a bad case of Moral Myopia and it's possible that Voldemort only has his account to go on. Besides, he was pretty well prevented from doing anything until Voldemort rescued him. It's possible that he would have gone back to looking for Voldemort if the Ministry had bought his story. No, that's not necessarily so, but the point is Death Eaters like Lucius had opportunities to look for Voldemort which Crouch, Jr. didn't have.
    • It's assumed that lying/infiltration/spying has always been Crouch Jr's talent, and his vehement protests at the trial were a pre-approved attempt to retain his not-a-Death-Eater credentials. It would explain why Bellatrix didn't turn on him despite her contempt for those who betrayed their loyalty.
    • That makes a certain amount of sense. If the son of one of your greatest enemies has joined you, what's the most logical assignment to give him? Send him to spy on his father, of course.
    • He never renounced V - he just cried to his father to spare him. Which was either a normal reaction of a young man about to be cast into hell, or a performance aimed at avoiding punishment and remaining free where he could serve his master.
    • As opposed to Wormtail, who found Voldemort out of fear and a desire for protection - Barty Jr sought him out for no reason other than to serve him. He literally fought off the Imperius PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 (PES 2011) crack serial keygen, cast the Dark Mark in his name, impersonated someone for a year, and killed his own father for the sake of their plan. So Voldemort did see Barty Jr as one of his most loyal followers.

    Triwizard scoring tomfoolery. 

  • Harry and Krum tie for first on the First Task, and Cedric wins the Second, with Harry behind him and Krum behind Harry. This should level out to Harry being in first overall in the tournament by the Third Task, with Krum and Cedric tying in second. Since Fleur failed the Second Task it's understandable her placement overall would take a death plunge by the Third Task. Instead, we get Cedric nosing past Krum and tying with Harry, when by all accounts he did the worst overall in the First Task; taking longest to secure his egg (Fleur is listed as facing the Dragon in the book for 10 minutes, Cedric for 15, Harry was specifically mentioned as getting his quickest, and its doubtful Krum has a drawn out encounter with his dragon) and then taking a major injury (getting part of his face burnt? Fleur just got a near Wardrobe Malfunction which she was able to fix on her own) to boot. The Tournament already suffers from Golden Snitch syndrome in the Third Task, but now the Second Tasks' points seems to outweigh the First Tasks'. This tournament is madness!
    • *Casts Sonorus Charm* MADNESS?!THIS!!! IS!!! HOGWARTS!!!!!
    • NO! THIS IS PATRICK! I'm not a Hogwarts!
    • Besides, that's the way British degree weightings works. All the years count towards your final degree class, but your first year counts as least important (so long as you pass), second (and/or third) year more important, and the final year is gut-clenchingly important. So, the variable weighting isn't madness - just British.
    • The judges (except Karkaroff, of course) probably considered Krum harming the dragon and its eggs as grounds for removing points from his total, while Cedric's impressive use of magic compensated for the longer time he needed to get the egg or the injury. Incidentally, Cedric could still have finished last in the First task. He had 38 points, so Fleur could have finished above him (but in third) with 39.
    • Its actually said in the books that Krum lost a few points because a few of its eggs were harmed.
    • Your score in the first and second tasks is whatever the judges give you, which is ostensibly for how well you did your magic, though as we see it's a little tempered by favouritism. The amount of time they took to get the egg is an aspect of impressiveness, but doesn't have very much relevance by itself.
    • Sounds like a really flawed scoring system that would allow for blatant bias and cases of YMMV. Which is the worst possibly scoring system they could use, especially given how biased the judges were, being the directors of the participants' schools.
      • It's flawed and blatantly biased, but most things in the wizarding world are. Cheating is rampant in Quidditch, the House Cup is a joke when teachers can give or take points on a whim, laws are selectively enforced, people are convicted and sentenced to long stretches of torture-by-Dementor on circumstantial evidence (or, in Hagrid's case, no evidence at all). If anything, it's surprising the Third Task is a relatively objective judgment when almost everything in the wizarding world is subjective.

    May my Lord have more difficulties. 

  • To understand why Crouch Jr. demonstrated the unforgiven curses and tried Imperius on children - that's what the real Moody would do. But don't you think he went too much into the role? He basically trained Harry's Imperius-resistance to perfection. Why do that, if you serve Voldemort? And don't tell it was because of Dumbledore - he didn't know about Harry's resistance-potential and wouldn't find out, so there was no need to teach it to Harry SPECIFICALLY.
    • Crouch Jr. really had no choice in the matter - doing any less would raise the red flags and alert Dumbledore. You're underestimating how much of a paranoid Moody was: going even the slightest bit lenient in defense would seem VERY out of character, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Besides, even if Harry's capable of resisting the Imperius Curse, Voldie still has the perfectly serviceable Cruciatus and Killing Curses to use, both of which are much harder to defend against. Voldemort isn't going to want to keep Harry alive as a slave, so the Imperius curse would only get use for some brief humiliation before he gets around to the finishing off.
    • Yes, but Crouch could simply note to himself "wow, this guy has affinity to the resistance", not say it loud and go on with other students. It's not like people would notice something was wrong. And as for there being other means, sure, but why give him such a valuable mean of defence? It's like if Lupin wanted Harry dead and still taught him how to make a Patronus.
    • He also needed to ingratiate himself with Harry. On the other hand, as it was aptly noted above, it is hardly a life-saving skill, unlike the Patronuses. Neither Crouch, nor V planned any further use for Harry, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen neither saw any point in keeping him particularly Imperiusable. There is also a chance DD specifically ordered "Moody" to train Harry.
    • It's entirely possible that Crouch himself had a fundamental moral Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen to the Imperius Curse (considering he was subjected to it and controlled by it for years) and as a result thought that, regardless of Voldemort's eventual goals, everyone ought to have a chance to learn to resist it.
    • Crouch's original goal was probably to test whether Harry could resist the Imperius curse. If he couldn't, then Crouch could have subtly sabotaged Harry ever learning to. Knowing whether it would work ahead of time would certainly be better than only discovering Harry could resist it after deciding the situation of the moment warranted Imperius-ing Harry.
    • Because Crouch Jr. needed to sell the deception. Remember, that he has the real Moody locked up and was interogating him regularly for information. So, Crouch Jr. likely was asking the real Moody what he would be teaching the students if he were in a classroom himself.

    The odd couple 

  • Okay, so Hagrid's mother is a giantess while he father was a rather small man.how does that work? How would they even.or is it better off not knowing?
    • Engorgio. In the opposite case, maybe Alohamora.
    • "Somebody, please, Obliviate me."
    • You know, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, there's a fanfic series in which Harry gets The Talk from various characters. One of them features Hagrid telling Harry and Draco how giants and humans mate:

      "Now if the man is a giant, and the woman is a human, then it is real painful fer her, as she is so small an' he is so big. Most of the time the woman will die givin' birth, cause the baby is too big. Sometimes the woman will die during sex, cause the man is too big. Do yeh know what I mean by too big?"
      "Yes." yelled Draco and Harry at once, both terrified that he might go into greater detail if he thought they had doubts.

    BOOO!!!! WHERE'S OUR EXCITING TOURNAMENT?!?!? 

  • After the second task, the chieftainess of the merpeople needs to tell Dumbledore exactly what happened in the lake before the judges can decide how many points to give out. If nobody was able to see what was happening Tag Archives: ableton 10 crack mac the lake during the task, what the hell did everyone in the stands do for 1-2 hours? Just sit around and stare blankly at some murky water?
    • Come Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen think of it, pretty much the same thing applies to the third task. If nobody outside the maze can see Krum getting Imperius'd and then stunning Fleur and putting the Cruciatus curse on Cedric or the Triwizard Portcupkey whisking Harry and Cedric off somewhere, this seems to imply that nobody can see anything going on inside the maze. so what the hell did everyone do in the stands for 1-2 hours? Just sit around and stare blankly at some shrubs?
    • Two theories: There could have been some kind of form of entertainment, like a song or a comedy show to entertain people who were waiting. Or maybe they could have just seen the bangs and the monsters on the outside and got talking to other people nearby. "Whoa Fred, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, did you just see that giant Spider?!"
    • Someone brought this up with a friend of theirs and he theorized some sort of magic Jumbotron. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen then again, if this was possible, they wouldn't have needed the Merchieftainess's explanation about what happened underwater.
    • Why do people sit and watch the finish line of a marathon? 99.99% of the competition is taking place well out of view. They want to be there when someone wins.
    • Except that watching people merely running for several hours is boring. Now, people struggling through the giant maze of death is the whole different story. There's no reason why everybody wouldn't want to see what's happening inside.
    • Why do people sit and watch the finish line of a marathon? Because the other 99.99% of it is on TV.
    • Furthermore, even if you use the marathon comparison to try and explain why a bunch of wizard adolescents don't want to see an exciting display of magical skill, how do you justify the fact that the judges also cannot see what's happening inside the lake/maze? The audience of a marathon may only watch the finish line, but the officials have to watch the whole thing.
    • Seconded. If, for example, Krum, had actually been a bad person, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, and had been smart enough to use Stunning plus Obliviate, or Stunning plus 'throwing them to the monsters' instead of Unforgivables, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, how would anyone have caught it? Or, interesting question, do we know such things aren't allowed? Maybe the maze wasn't supposed to be 'a maze with dangerous creatures in it', maybe it was supposed to be 'a wizard duel through a maze with dangerous creatures in it'? (Although presumably the Unforgivables would still be illegal.) And Harry and Cedric (and maybe the others too) just missed the memo.

    BOOOO!!! We wanted to see some ACTION!!!! 

  • Sure, the crowd of spectators probably enjoyed watching the dragons in the first task. And then, in the second and third tasks, a thrilled audience watched. the surface of the lake, and the outside of a hedge? The whole tournament was set up like it was a grand spectacle, but nobody could see what was happening in these two events - not even the judges. We had magic binoculars and some kind of giant magic scoreboard introduced in the earlier World Cup sequence, but there's nothing like that here. The Ministry sure went to some trouble importing a Sphinx that almost nobody got to see.
    • Well, the purpose of the tournament is a contest of magical skill, not a theatrical production. They set up seats and people came because they were interested. There are plenty of occasions in real life, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, like state visits and important trials, when Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen hang around outside a building all day just because of who's in there, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, even though they're not going to see anything except maybe a glimpse of somebody they think they recognize being escorted out to their car. Even news channels do it: "We're taking you live now to a video feed of one of our reporters standing in front of an iron fence, which we assure you is the one around City Hall, so she can tell us that she doesn't know any more about than we do and has nothing to say. But when she does, we'll be the first to report it!"
    • Except that during such real life occasions there may be tons of technical or legal obstacles to witnessing the juicy parts, or it may be that nobody knows when exactly the interesting event will happen. The third task was different. All the interesting stuff was happening right there, behind the bushes, and they obviously had means to observe them if they wanted to. Except, of course, that they couldn't, because then Crouch's plan wouldn't work.
    • Doesn't the same apply for real-life stuff. Like Tour De France? Since isn't a large chunk of the race is behind trees and plants while the watchers are waiting at the start/finish line?
    • Yes, and to a vivid non-sport fan, that is confounding to no end, why would anyone want to watch that. But at least people who stage races and marathones have the excuse that it's technically difficult to provide a live feed from every car or runner, pod racing-style. These people, having magic, have no such excuse. And even barring the audience, what about the judges? "The judges will be patrolling outside the maze looking for your sparks". waaaaa? Why the hell weren't the judges looking after the participants? It's kinda their job.
    • Maybe there's a magic spell of some sort that lets them watch the contestants. Kinda like a Pensieve, or a magical camera.
    • In that case they would've seen all the bullshit that was going on in the labyrinth and stopped it, or at least they would've known that Harry was kidnapped, and arrested Moody immediately.
    • Well for the second task, they were only going to be there for an hour. That was the time limit, but there was nothing saying that someone wouldn't come back early. And if one might be remembering it wrong, but didn't all the tasks happen on weekdays? If so, it's basically a day off school, and the students will be sitting with their friends and talking - with the task as an excuse to do so.

    Just where the hell is Durmstrang? 

  • Why are some tropers so insistent that Durmstrang (note the German name) is in Bulgaria? OK, so one Durmstrang student is Viktor Krum, Seeker for the Bulgarian national team — so bloody what? By that "logic", since Hogwarts' students include Seamus Finnigan, Hogwarts "must" be in Ireland.
    Also regarding the "Bulgaria is south of Britain" cry — again, so what? Even assuming that Durmstrang is in Bulgaria, the fact remains that Dumbledore wasn't stating a specific bearing from Hogwarts, but only stating that Durmstrang is "in the north" — as Bulgaria indeed is, and so is Britain.
    • But that kind of thing is useless. You could make the argument that Mississippi is in the north if you're looking on a global scale. A Continental view, one typical of people in Europe, would make the claim that Bulgaria is northerly as laughable as claiming Mississippi is.
    • That argument is good evidence for this main point, that Durmstrang isn't in Bulgaria. If it was, Hide My IP 6.0.630 Crack With License Key 2021 [Latest] Download its students need fur cloaks?
    • There's no reason why it has to be in Bulgaria; wizards are perfectly able to attend school in another country. The most likely explanation, noting names like Karkaroff and Poliakoff, is that Durmstrang is in Russia (and has a German name because it is a royal institution from the 17th-18th century, à la St Petersburg).
    • Except that in the Royal Courts of Czarist Russia, they spoke French, not German.
    • On Seamus; surely there are people with Irish names all over Britain. One kinda assumed Durmstrang might have been in Romania, because of Transylvania. What's buggingis that there are apparently just three wizarding schools in the whole of Europe, and at least two of them seem to have students from just one country each.
    • Didn't Dumbledore said they were the biggest schools or something? There's the take that there were other schools, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, particularly in bigger countries, but Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang were the biggest.
    • Dumbledore does indeed specifically describe Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang as "the three largest European schools of wizardry."
    • Judging by its blend of Germanic, Slavic, Romanian, and Hungarian cultures, Durmstrang may be a remnant of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and serviced everyone in Eastern and Central Europe, perhaps with several national campuses under one name, as in a university system. When the muggle Austro-Hungarian Empire fell, the wizarding subculture of that multi-ethnic empire didn't really care, and continued to sending their children to it.
    • Well there's the thought it was Russia since 1)fur cloaks 2) doesn't someone say they (Durmstrang) only use fire for their Poitions class? and 3)didn't Hermione say that the water is Driver Booster Pro 8.7.0.529 Crack + License Key Free 2021 Download colder near Durmstrang, so that the water the Giant Squid is warm? (it was probably January when Victor Krum did that)
    • Given that so much of Eastern and Central Europe is mountainous, the use of fur trim on robes shouldn't be given too much weight as a clue. Altitude can make a place just as cold as latitude does.
    • Drumstrang is not a german word or name nor does it sound really german to somebody who knows the language (well 3D Stroke (for Adobe After Effects) 2.02 crack serial keygen could make a Spoonerism for Sturm und Drang (a period of german literature) of it). If they didn't say it was to the north, it seems a reasonable guess that it's located in a country which was part of the austro-hungarian empire. There have always been relations to russia in the past (pan slawism), so it would make sense that russians as well as eastern europeans attend it.
    • Word of God states that Durmstrang is in northern Scandinavia, specifically Sweden or Norway. During the Yule ball Krum gives several clues about where Durmstrang is located, which are apparently telling enough for Karkaroff to interrupt him before he had given away the school's location. First, Durmstrang has apparently very short days in winter, implying that it's even farther north than Scotland, though there seem to be some daylight in winter, so it's south of the polar circle. These facts together limit it to Scandinavia, Iceland and northern European Russia (it's stated earlier in the book that Durmstrang is an European school). The second clue is that there are lots of mountains and lakes around the school. Mountains are not that common in this part of Europe, so this narrows it down to Iceland, Norway, western Sweden and the Ural mountains. Iceland and Norway do not really seem to fit with other descriptions of Durmstrang. It's not really that cold there and it's also not really that far away from Scotland. The mountains of western Sweden are more appropriate regarding the cold weather, though they're not that far away, either. The Ural mountains on the other hand are very far away, very cold and this fits better the Russian influence in Durmstrang (if nothing else, the headmaster has an obvious Russian name). In the region, there is also a series of large lakes, which coincides with Viktor stating there are two large lakes near Durmstrang.
    • Given the fact that Karkaroff and his students arrived on a boat rising from underwater, why isn't it possible that Durmstrang is located somewhere underwater near the Arctic Circle?

    For a flaming goblet, this thing sure is confusing. 

  • What if someone decided to try and get around the age line by, say, putting a slip of paper on the end of a stick? Or levitating it? Or really anything that didn't involve physically stepping Cyberpunk 2077 (v1.2) PC full crack - Free Download - Repack - Hiu Games the line?
    • It's entirely possible that this did happen, however the Goblet deemed them not worthy to compete. It's never made clear how the Goblet of Fire judges the candidates, but assuming entering without standing right over it would give you a few negative points. It's entirely possible 4 In A Row 2.0 crack serial keygen there were any other candidates for the fourth school Harry was entered in, he wouldn't have had his name pop out either. After all, the Goblet probably judged him as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen by having someone else enter his name.
    • Why would the goblet care if you aren't standing over it? If you don't put it in yourself or use another way of getting it in, it's only because of the Age Line, and if the goblet is going to judge people for breaking the rules and entering when they're not supposed to, then why bother with the Age Line at all and not just trust that the goblet wouldn't pick underage students once they were forbidden to enter?
    • There's nothing saying the Goblet was even aware of the Age Line. If one were picking people for a contest of skill and bravery, and some entrants appeared afraid to even approach someone, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, they'd be right out.
    • They really could have avoided a huge array of potential cheats by having the Sorting Hat do the Goblet's job. But then there'd be no plot.
    • The Sorting Hat being a Hogwarts artifact wouldn't make it office 2019 professional plus enough.
    • Problem with that is that the Goblet of Fire is considered an "Impartial Judge" because it has no connections or bias toward any school. The Sorting Hat may be seen as biased toward Hogwarts, especially if Hogwarts champion was winning. The other headmasters would claim the hat chose bad competitors from their schools.
    • Another problem is that the Sorting Hat was purpose-created by the Founders of Hogwarts, who are basically treated as saints by the wizards of the present day. There's a decent chance using it for anything else would be considered sacrilege - and IIRC the Tournament started way after their day, so they couldn't exactly sign off on such a use.

    GASP! It's an Invisibility Cloak!!! 

  • Why does nobody react to Barty Crouch Jr.'s revelation that his family has an Invisibility Cloak? In Deathly Hallows, it is rather important that Harry has one — and in fact, his is revealed to be the only "real" one. Crouch's cloak seems to work just like Harry's. It smells of Retcon.
    • To recall, they mention in the first book that Harry's cloak was unique in that it produced total invisibility and never faded. Other cloaks exist, but they're pale knockoffs.
    • Alternatively, the person could have bought several Invisibility Cloaks. Seems expensive, but then since Crouch Sr. is a high-up official, he could have access to the confiscated Invisibility Cloaks used by criminals. Or perhaps he could re-enchant the same cloak? If he's powerful enough to use the Imperius Curse for a long period of time, perhaps he could have made his Invisibility Cloaks last longer, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, too.
    • Yeah, Invisibility Cloaks are rare but far from unheard of. In Deathly Hallows, it wasn't important that Harry had one; it's that he had one for so long without it fading. Harry's has been in use at least since James was a kid, and any other Invisibility Cloak would have turned opaque over that much time.
    • What Xenophilius Lovegood describes says that a regular invisibility cloak is woven from Demiguise hair or has a charm cast on it, both of which fade with time. Harry's has been passed down through his family for generations (he's descended from the third Peverell brother).

    Seeing through the cloak 

  • How about the obvious plothole: How in the heck did Barty Crouch Jr. manage to see through Harry's Invisibility Cloak anyway? Besides the Unholy Power of the Retcon?
    • How on Earth is that a plothole? It's explained in the scene when Harry's in the Three Broomsticks with Hermione while hiding under his cloak that Moody's eye can see through them.
      • When the real Moody first lost his natural eye and had to have a prosthesis enchanted, he knew very well that illusions and invisibility left him vulnerable to surprise attack. It's hard to say what he did as a work-around, but it clearly doesn't require unbroken line of sight (he can see through solid objects), so it's clearly not based on light. (Though it works much as if it did: "Nice socks, Potter.")
    • It was likely a reference to the aforementioned revelation that Harry's cloak is the only "real" one, i.e. "completely" impenetrable and everlasting. Retcon or not, there isn't THAT much of a plothole since it's also stated that the Hallows while powerful are NOT as 100% infallible as the legends claim: after all, the "unbeatable" wand was beaten at least once, right? Ergo, even Harry's Legendary Cloak of Invisibility +5 could be penetrated by SOMETHING.
    • Concurring with the above point. Considering it's a setting where IObit Driver Booster Pro 8.7 Crack + License Key Free Download actually exists, Rowling has a fondness for imbuing her characters with a Magic Feather mentality (see also: the self-fulfilling nature of prophesies, Harry's non-use of Felix Felicis on Ron in Half-Blood Prince), the assumption that nothing can surmount the Hallows is probably another symptom of this. Moody's eye being able to see through the cloak is probably a weird case of Muggles Do It Better, where "muggle" in this case is "wizard living in more modern age".
    • It's also possible that he didn't, but just deduced it's existence. Consider the following hypothetical situation (or something like it): Ron and Hermione are sitting at the table, with a person-sized gap in between. Three tankards are sitting in front of them. Ron and Hermione are usually seen with Harry, who's not exactly the most rule-abiding of folks. Gee, what could the explanation possibly be?

    Ya know those armies of Voldemort we kept mentioning? Yeah, they actually have a formal name that we never bothered to share. 

  • How come Harry doesn't hear the term "Death Eater" until this book? You'd think what Voldemort's followers call themselves would be one of the first things Hagrid would have mentioned when telling Harry his history back in the first book. Even if Hagrid did decide to leave that out/didn't think to mention it, you would at least think that sometime during Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry would have heard someone refer to Sirius Black as a Death Eater. It's almost like everyone was in on some kind of conspiracy of "we can't use the word 'Death Eater' because Harry doesn't know it yet."
    • Same as the absence of the term "Auror" when it would have made sense for them to apprehend Sirius rather than "Hit-Wizards", this is just an example of Rowling not planning every minor detail of the books ahead of time. She likely didn't think about or decide on the name "Death Eater" until she had finished Prisoner and was writing Goblet.
    • They said that only Hit Wizards can stand against Sirius, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Maybe they are elite compared to regular Aurors.
    • One figured that Hit Wizards were special Aurors used by Crouch, Sr. specifically to eliminate dark wizards rather than bring them in. Considering that Crouch Sr. was said to have become as ruthless as some on the dark side, it Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen be all that surprising to learn that he had a group of dark wizard killers in addition to normal dark wizard hunters.
    • Hit-Wizards are sent after particularly dangerous criminals, where Aurors are explicitly dark wizard catchers, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Compare local and county police, who would be called in on a murder or robbery, to state police and the feds, who go after larger-scale criminals and serial killers. Likewise, they never refer to Sirius Black as a Death Eater because even the idiots at the Ministry could lift up his sleeve and see he doesn't have a Dark Mark. Assuming that Pettigrew's explosion spell wasn't Dark (it was very likely just a high powered Reducto), they would have had no reason to call in Aurors on him. It wasn't until later, after Peter's accusation and Dumbledore's release that Sirius was supposedly the Secret Keeper, that he was believed to be a Voldemort supporter and not just insane. Why they thought he was Voldemort's right hand man, considering that he wasn't Marked, is anyone's guess.
    • Does the Ministry even know the Death Eaters have the Mark? When Snape showed his to Fudge to try to convince him Voldemort was back, he also had to explain what it was, who gave it to him, and how it worked. And Fudge still looked at him like he had three heads.and each head was spouting gibberish.
    • It's possible just that Snape told him how the Mark worked as proof that he really has returned, what with the Mark being visibly affected by Voldemort's call, and that Fudge simply had more of a problem with Voldemort's actual return and not the existence of the Marks.

    Hogwarts's Teleportation Loopholes 

  • So you can't Dis/Apparate in or out of Hogwarts, but you can use a Portkey? It can't work like Floo, because Floo is stated to be a NETWORK, which needs established stations, but Portkeys just seem to work to teleport people around.
    • Even then, it seems to be an iffy situation, as we only see it happening with the Cup (not inside the castle itself) and when Dumbledore makes them. So it's possible that wards preventing their use were removed for the third task to transport the winner out of the maze, but it was hijacked for another use (or Portkeys are stopped inside the castle only). It's also likely that only the headmaster can make Portkeys that work in and near Hogwarts.
    • Not true. While under the influence of Veritaserum, fake Moody said that he turned the Cup into a Portkey. Not modified the existing Portkey enchantment, he specifically said that he turned the Cup into a Portkey before placing it in the maze.
    • But in HBP, Harry heard Dumbledore muttering some spells to take the protective charms off the walls of Hogwarts, so it obviously took some time. And even if that were so, didn't fake Moody charm the cup to be a Portkey that would bring Harry to Voldy? Guess Dumbledore might have given him permission to do it, since he trusted Moody and all.
    • It's a very common theory (especially due to the movie) that the cup was meant to be a Portkey from the center of the maze to the start. Thus, if there were wards over the grounds for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, they were taken down in advance. It's just that fake Moody charmed it to take a detour along the way when he placed it in the center of the maze.
    • According to what he said in the book when questioned under Veritaserum, it wasn't a Portkey until he enchanted it.
    • Considering that when the Portkey returned Harry and Dead!Diggory, it returned them not to the point of departure - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen the centre of the maze - but to the grounds of Hogwarts, well outside the maze, assuming that the Cup was indeed meant to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen a portkey, and that all Fake Moody did was divert the Portkey to Voldy first, assuming that no one would survive to make the legitimate trip after the graveyard.
    • Hogwarts has a shedload of ancient wards and shields surrounding it, whch can only be bypassed by the headmaster. With the cup, DD enchanted it so it could pass the wards. This enchantment is applied to the cup itself, not an addition to the portus. DD himself added that enchantment and the first portus to take the winner outside the maze. Fake Moody could not lift the first portus as it was done by DD. He simply added on a second portus which activated first.
    • Why is everyone assuming that DD did that? The Triwizard is old. If the Cup can bypass the wards, or was let into the wards deliberately, that probably happened centuries ago, especially if the traditional last task is 'put everyone in one place, winner is the one who grab the cup first'. In fact, someone grabbing the cup after the task start might signify the 'legal' end to the magically binding contract everyone is in. And each Triwizard someone is supposed to program a logical destination into the cup for the winner. (This would obviously change from year to year.you wouldn't want the winner of a Triwizard to appear at the Quidditch stands if the last task was a three-way duel in the Great Hall, or whatever.) Fake Moody did just one of two things:
    • Cast a portkey in front of the existing one, somehow. So the 'victory' portkey didn't trigger until the second touch. In this hypothetical, the Triwzard wasn't over until the second time Harry touched it, making Harry alone the actual winner. This requires the 'Hogwart ward override' to be part of the Cup, instead of part of the 'winner Portkey spell', which makes the cup a rather large security risk. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen any Portkey cast on the thing can avoid the wards it raise the question of why Fake Moody didn't just hunt Harry down and throw the cup at him at the start of the year.
    • Or he reprogrammed the winner destination like normal, like happens every year. Which means Harry and Cedric did, legally, tie, as the Triwizard was over the second they touched it the first time. This makes the cup more secure if it can only go through the Music Archives during the third task, and can possibly only take contestants. However, it makes it hard to explain why it returned.
    • No, he specifically says that the Goblet wasn't a Portkey until he enchanted it to be one while they were questioning him under Veritaserum.
    • Possible explanation of the return trip: There's some sort of anti-theft system of the cup which thought someone ran off with it. The cup is probably supposed to stay on the campus of the winner between tourneys, so if the tourney is over and the next one hasn't started, and someone is touching it off-campus, bam, Portkey to a known location on the last winner's campus. (Which would be Hogwarts, as the campus of Harry's fictional school does not exist.)
    • Alternate explanation: All Portkeys are bi-directional, or just that one, and the cup was simply trying to return him to the center of the maze. However, Harry had moved the cup at one end, by summoning it, so when he used it, he ended up outside the maze at the other end. (In normal practice, the very first thing the officials would do after the winner shows up would be to erase any destination from the Cup before the winner puts it down.)

    We've got to have. mon-SHUT IT! 

  • At one point, after Draco puts down Ron yet again for being poor, Ron says something to the effect of "Arthur could get a promotion any time he wants, he just likes it where he is." Now, you know that money isn't everything, and that the Weasley family's financial situation is supposed to demonstrate that family togetherness is much more important than wealth. but does that strike anyone else as just a teensy bit selfish on Arthur's part? "Oh, I have a wife and seven freaking kids to take care of, and we can barely make ends meet, and the only reason I can afford to send my younger kids to Hogwarts at all is I have older kids to give them all their old crap, and I could give my family a better life, but I choose not to because I like tinkering with Muggle artifacts." What?
    • It's Ron saying that, not Arthur. It's not like Molly would let him get away with risking their younger children starving just so he can tinker with his stupid, illegal Muggle toys. It's like "my dad could beat up your dad if he wanted to, but he doesn't want to, so reality will never joss my flimsy justification," but economically.
    • Agreed. Ron was clearly bullshitting.
    • Doesn't Molly even say to Dumbledore at the end of the book, when Dumbledore is sending people people out to recruit members for the Order, that it's always been Arthur's "fondness for Muggles" that has kept him from advancing in the ministry while Fudge is in charge?
    • There are different ways to interpret that. On the one hand, Arthur is holding himself back because he likes working on Muggle-related subjects, or rather because he's known as a Muggle-lover, he's passed up for promotions. That or, like Ron, Molly simply doesn't know exactly why he hasn't been promoted yet.
    • Going back and checking Goblet NetSetMan Pro Crack 2021 (5.0.5) With License Key Full Free Download Fire, it's actually quite clear that Molly knows exactly why Arthur hasn't received a promotion, and it's not SketchUp Pro 2021 Crack v21.1.299 With Keys Download Updated he doesn't want one. While less hateful and militant than the Malfoys or Voldemort's other direct supporters, Fudge is still a supporter of the ideas of wizard superiority and blood purity.

      Dumbledore: Molly, am I right in thinking I can count on you and Arthur?
      Molly: Of course you can! We know what Fudge is. It's Arthur's fondness for Muggles that has held him back at The Ministry all these years. Fudge thinks he lacks proper wizarding pride.

    • Also, the Weasleys aren't THAT bad off, at least not to the point of starving.
    • Is there any indication that the Wealseys are really struggling to get by? Okay, sure, they don't have enough money for lots and lots of treats (although Arthur and Molly are certainly capable of putting enough money together for a reward for when one of their kids becomes a prefect or something), and yes, they have to subject their kids to the sheer HORROR of wearing second hand clothes! But they're supporting seven kids in a pretty big house, plus they often have Harry and Hermione over for the summer, and yet they seem to have enough money and resources to put food on the table every day (and pretty generous portions by the sound of things) and there's no indication that they're in any debt. They seem to get by quite well on what they earn, they're just not greedy for anything that they don't need.
    • To recall in Chamber of Secrets that Harry accompanies the Weaselys to Gringotts and sees Molly literally empty their bank vault, which just about buys their school supplies. Yeah, that'd be struggling.
    • One thing to keep in mind that the main reason the school supplies were such a drain on the Weasleys' resources in Chamber of Secrets is that Molly and Arthur had to buy five copies of Gilderoy Lockhart's entire library.
    • And next week, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, in comes Arthur's next paycheck. Sure, they don't have a lot of money, but there's no indication of debt so far as the eye can see. That money only just paid for school supplies, but they only have to do that once a year. They don't have much, but they have enough to get by.
    • Also keep in mind that the number of Weasleys in the house dwindles through the course of the books. Bill and Charlie have already left home before the series starts, Percy leaves between books four and five, and Fred and George leave during book five. By this point, Arthur and Molly are only supporting two kids and it won't be too long before Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen leave as well. If Arthur's paycheck can just cover seven kids in the house, imagine how much money he'll have in reserve once they all leave home. From Arthur's point of view, he's probably thinking: "Why give up the job I love when my kids will have all left home soon and then I'll be able to save up plenty of money for a nice retirement?"
    • Not to mention that if you already have food, you can modify it (including increasing the quantity); it's just that you can't conjure food out of nothing. Hogwarts tuition, books, and supplies are likely to be the biggest bite to the Weasleys' finances, in which case Books 2 and 3 would be the toughest with five students there (Percy in 6th/7th year, the twins in 4th/5th, Ron in 2nd/3rd, and Ginny in 1st/2nd). It's possible that they might have had to dig into savings accounts or something that year.
    • Fridge Brilliance: The Weasleys get by during the 2nd and 3rd year thanks to the windfall they gained in the summer between Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen years (the decent amount of money they won through the wizard lottery).
    • Also, what expenses do the Weasleys really have for most of the year? No mortgage, It's doubtful they have a utilities bill, and every year another kid takes off for Hogwarts for 9 months, meaning 9 months with one less mouth to feed, dress, and provide for. Extra money can go right into Gringotts, so that they can afford to have times like Lockhart pimping his biography's on the required books list or Ron cracking his wand on their stolen car. Example: At the start of the school year, i.e. when money would be tightest, Ron has to take sandwiches for the ride to Hogwarts. However, when he gets his trip to Hogsmeade, he obviously has spending money to buy candy and butterbeer with.
    • It could be that the Weasleys are perpetually broke. Not homeless, not very hungry, not in debt, not diseased, but broke. They've got all they need but little of what they want because they quickly burn through disposable income. They can stretch money due to not Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen to directly care for kids most of the year, using magic in house work, using magic to keep the very house together, but that car, it's not getting replaced. The tools will always be the cheap ones. The infestations will never truly be gone. Leaks are constant maintenance because time is cheaper than outright repair. That fishing licensee sounds nice but it is a yearly expense they can't justify when surplus fish is on discount at the end of the week. The gym membership is just a fantasy too. It may get annoying when a band or sporting event just happens to come into town when it can't be afforded, when the richer classmates or employees reveal how much more money they have, when a well liked book series is taking forever to finish because the installments can't be bought as quickly as they come out, but then the Weaselys have a good laugh over a good dinner and forget about it.

    Tuition 

  • Um, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, does Hogwart even have tuition? One wouldn't think so if anyone from rich pure-blood families (like Malfoy's) or families that are like the Weasly's and are poor, to Muggle-born students like Harry's friend Hermione and his mother. Since there's no mention of a tuition anywhere. Anyway isn't it word of God that there's is a magical quill that writes down the name of any student when they're born that will attend Hogwarts 11-12?
    • Maybe Hogwarts has some sort of financial aid system and Gringott's offers student loans. There's the inclination to think Hogwarts receives some government support, or else why would the Ministry be able to appoint teachers and otherwise meddle in school affairs?
    • That doesn't really count in the Potter series because like Hermione said "The ministry was interfering ar Hogwarts" since the Ministry didn't want Harry or Dumbledore to try to persuade people that Voldemort was back. Also that Fudge was afraid that Albus was going to try to usurp the Minister postion.
    • Dumbledore tells a young Tom Riddle in HBP that there's a fund that will help him buy books and robes and stuff, albeit probably mostly second-hand. He doesn't mention actual tuition, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, though.
    • Given how many wizarding families seem to have dwindled away to a single child, of late, Hogwarts probably receives some of its funds as bequests from wizards who die without an heir. Possibly a lot of its funding in recent times, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, as the property of Voldemort's victims would've been bequeathed to worthy causes in the absence of a surviving heir, and most wizards are sentimental enough about Hogwarts to leave it some money in their will.
    • Word of God states that the Ministry of Magic covers the cost of all magical education.
    • Which makes more sense later, when the book series is already finished, when we learn the possible consequences of a potential not getting any education in magic, particularly in regards to that international statute of secrecy.

    Steven Kloves Fails Magic Forever 

  • When Cedric Diggory and Krum briefly duel in the movie, Cedric nails Krum with an Expelliarmus, the disarming spell. Krum drops like a sack of potatoes, and Cedric strides over to him and kicks Krum's wand out of his hand. AHHHHHH!!!!!
    • Maybe Cedric simply missed, and hit Krum's body instead of his wand, so the spell essentially acted like a blast of force knocking him back and out? Note that in both Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban (the books), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, a powerful Expelliarmus is shown to physically throw a character backwards, so it can do damage.
    • The OP's problem with the scene wasn't that Expelliarmus physically disables Krum (as you said, it happened in the books on numerous occasions), it was the fact that it hit Krum hard enough to knock him down but still failed to disarm him. In each instance of Expelliarmus hitting someone hard enough to knock them back/over in the books, it also sends their wand flying across the room like it's supposed to.
    • Maybe Krum just had a really good grip on his wand?
    • What. Every other time, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, in the books and movies, the spell cast (as long as it hits) did exactly what it was supposed to do (Stupefy stupefies, AK kills, Expelliarmus knocks your weapon out of your hand, etc.) The spell hit Krum dead on: knocking his wand away should have been the very least it did. The script writers/director/editors were just dumb.
    • Disagreeing with the above; in the next book, one of the death eaters uses 'Accio' on the Prophecy, but Harry manages to hold onto it. So couldn't it be the same here? That, indeed, Krum just had a really good grip on his wand?
    • Because having a really good grip on something doesn't stop Expelliarmus. The entire purpose of Expelliarmus is to forcibly cause someone to fail to continue holding something and at no point in the books does it ever fail. The Death Eaters fail to Need For Speed underground 2 for PC crack serial keygen the prophecy from Harry's grip in the next book because Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen Accio does is pull on something remotely without actually preventing them from holding onto it.
    • That would be true if the spell used was Accio, and it might work with Expelliarmus being used, but it works differently, so we can't be certain. The fact that he's knocked out should render whether he had a good grip on his wand null.
    • Well, yeah, these are also the same writers who decided, "Hey! Let's have Lucius Malfoy perform an UNFORGIVABLE KILLING CURSE on a twelve-year-old boy because he's throwing a hissy fit over losing his slave! CUZ HE'S EVOL!!!"
    • That last one was technically not in the script, but an improvisation by the actor (who had only heard the phrase "Avada Kedavra" and didn't know what it did). They decided to Throw It In because, yeah.
    • Wait, Accio didn't work on the prophecy either because a) the prophecies are enchanted to not be Summonable, or b) the Death Eater didn't know what the prophecy was, seeing as none of the Death Eaters knew anything about it.
    • Maybe he only said Expelliarmus, and what he actually cast was Reducto or something, nonverbally. For some reason.
    • If that's the case, then that would a good way of tricking a opponent.
    • The thing with the Accio Prophecy is that (at least in the book) Harry was just in time to protect the prophecy (probably with Protego?), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, so that it was only a part of the normal force for the Accio spell. This allowed him to keep hold of it - by the tips of his fingers.
    • Krum is a world-class champion Seeker. It's possible that he caught his own wand as it was knocked from his grip.
    • He was hit by the spell, and managed to catch his own wand in the half-millisecond between the spell's impact and said impact knocking him out? He really is the greatest Seeker in the world, or has truly incredible muscle memory.
    • Might be Kloves was simply hit with a confundus before writing it . or Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen on some bad potion.

    The Idiot Ball Strikes Again 

  • Upon re-reading the book, there's the conclusion that if either Cedric or Harry had any common sense whatsoever, the entire plan could still have been foiled and they both would have survived. The obvious thing they should have done was, after they figured out the cup was a Portkey, grabbed the cup again! There! Problem solved! Harry and Cedric win the Triwizard Tournament, Voldemort throws another tantrum and possibly ends up killing Wormtail (no great loss there, the dirty coward), and cooks up another scheme to get Harry for Book Five. (Actually, this is kind of something that's bugging about the series in general: Harry is very obviously and severely lacking in the common sense department, and yet it only ends badly for him once, when his stupidity gets Sirius killed! Why is a lack of common sense praised by these books?)
    • How could they have known it wasn't a one way Portkey? They initially thought it might have been part of the task and that there was one more leg to find a Portkey back. Besides, almost immediately someone came to them and Harry's scar started to hurt, thus distracting them.
    • Do one way Portkeys even exist?
    • Except that they didn't think the Portkey was Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Premium) 2.0.3.1025 crack serial keygen otherwise, why would Harry have summoned the cup at the end of the chapter? Actually, if you put the events of the chapter in real-time, the whole thing happens in a space of about fifteen or twenty minutes, with the first minute or so taken up by Harry and Cedric discussing how this doesn't feel right and ""zomg cup is a Portkey!" In that case, what did they have to lose by touching it again, just to test the "it's a one-way Portkey" theory?
    • That was two different situations of them wondering about the Portkey. The first is a relatively confused setting with Harry being injured, and the second is after Harry has dueled a reborn Voldemort and Priori Incantetumed a vision of Cedric that's had time to think about the situation from a relatively calm position. Harry summoned the cup partially out of desperation, as if it hadn't worked, he would have had no other way to escape. This is assuming, of course, that Barty Crouch Jr. didn't put a time delay for the return trip so it wouldn't activate for the first five minutes anyway, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. After all, if the original plan was for Voldemort to come back through the Portkey or send Harry's dead body back, you wouldn't want it to be able to activate immediately.
    • To recall, the scene went like this: Harry and Cedric arrive. Both are confused at it being a Portkey. They assume it's part of the challenge. Harry's scar starts hurting. Harry tells Cedric to go back (showing that no, they didn't assume it was a one-way Portkey), but Cedric refuses. Wormtail shows up and kills Cedric. It makes sense.
    • Think of this from Cedric's PoV. He's sitting there with Harry and the portkey. They both think this is part of the tournament (that they have to find another one). Almost immediately after they get back on their feet, someone with a bundle of rags appear. A split second later, Harry doubles over in pain, clutching his head. At this point, this is probably what was on Cedric's mind: "Where are we? Is this part of the tournament? Why is Harry in pain? What the bloody hell is going on!?" A mere few seconds later, he's killed. Simply, they didn't have time.
    • They didn't necessarily know that it was a two-way Portkey; it was one of the ghost/echo things that told them — Lily, probably. Maybe she knows stuff that they don't either because she's dead and that just gives her more knowledge, or because she lived four more years than Cedric.
    • Um. what? to recall correctly, it was James/Lily who told Harry this AFTER Cedric died. Cedric himself apparently learnt this as he told Harry to take his body back to Hogwarts.

    Crazy Cheating Contracts - We're Not Done Complaining! 

  • Apparently, having his name put into best free video editor Archives Goblet of Fire by someone else enters Harry into a "binding magical contract" to complete the tournament. Wait a minute — if you can enter someone into a magical contract against their will, there must be MANY easier ways to get him to show up at a certain place at a certain time so you can off him. Likewise, the Triwizard Cup is used as a Portkey to trap Harry, but if ANY item can be turned into a Portkey, wouldn't it have been easier to use, say, one of Harry's schoolbooks? Also, where did Mrs. Crouch keep the gallons of Polyjuice Potion she would've needed to continuously impersonate her son in Azkaban? Or was she brewing up a new batch every day in her jail cell even while she was suicidally depressed?
    • The whole point of entering Harry into the Tournament was to whisk him away with little need for investigation, granting Voldemort more time to gather his forces unhindered and undetected. Having Harry vanish Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen the middle of a monster-infested maze, where it could be assumed that he was eaten or Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, would be less suspicious than him simply vanishing from school grounds, and easier than luring him into Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen dangerous areas near the school, with the added bonus of having easier suspects to frame for his involvement in the Tournament in the first place (like, say, Karkaroff.) As for Mrs. Crouch, it was implied that she was of a very frail countenance, which Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen only exacerbated by her son's conviction, and being in an energy-sucking place such as Azkaban probably didn't help. In all likelihood, she took just enough to switch places with her son, and after that, she was locked away in a cell with blind Dementors who really don't care whose energy they're consuming, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, so long as they're getting nourishment.
    • If Crouch Jr. had timed the disappearance between Halloween and the first challenge, then he would have made Harry disappear at his lowest possible moment, when everyone in the school except for Hermione had turned against him because they thought he had cheated his way into the tournament, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Even Ron wasn't speaking to Harry at this point. So you have an ostracized teenage wizard facing the immense stress and pressure of fighting for his life in an unknown challenge.if he up and went missing in that time period, it would look as though he'd chickened out and run away, especially if Crouch Jr. makes sure to pack some of his things and make his broostick disappear. Yes, Dumbledore may suspect foul play, but he'd have no way of proving it. It's the exact situation as arises in Voldemort's actual plot, only it relies less on rigging every event in this contest and making Harry disappear on contact Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen the victory cup.
    • That may have worked on the dementors, but she'd still need at least one dose of Polyjuice potion for when she died, as Crouch said she was buried in his form and a human would have had to have seen the body once she died.
    • It's likely Mrs, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Crouch died very soon after she was put in Azkaban. Sirius said that the Crouches were allowed a "deathbed visit", which we must presume was when they made the swap, so it couldn't have been too long after the swap that Mrs.-Crouch-as-Crouch,-Jr. died. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen Mrs. Crouch died after, say, just two days, she'd only have to take 48 sips of Polyjuice Potion.
    • Actually high quality polyjuice potion can last up to twelve hours making it even more plausible.
    • Wait a minute, didn't Sirius say that "Crouch Jr." lasted a year or so?
    • Yeah, a year after he was put in Azkaban, not a year after the deathbed visit.
    • Make Harry's bed sheets a portkey to be activated at 3:00 AM on the date of Voldemort's choosing. There, an almost foolproof plan that doesn't involve the most complicated plan known to man but still achieves the goal of no one knowing what happened or even discovering he's gone until several hours later. Hell, why not make it on a Saturday so no one gets suspicious until he starts missing classes two days later.
    • His dormmates and other student friends would still wonder why Harry never showed up for breakfast, couldn't be found anywhere in the school, didn't show up for ANY meals, etc. Especially with the fact that he's pretty famous already. Having him randomly disappear during the night at Hogwarts would mean that Ron, Neville, Seamus, and Dean would notice it, as well as anyone else he normally sits next to at breakfast. Even doing it at the Dursleys would have the complications of a Death Eater managing to get into Privet Drive without doing magic (to set off Ministry alarms prematurely), and Voldemort still might face the same problem with the wands connecting if he did the same "duel me, Harry" thing he does in the book when they're in the graveyard. Maybe it's been mentioned on the Headscratchers page that Voldemort wanted to have the dramatic entrance of being able to use the Portkey to arrive back at Hogwarts with Harry's body, and if he used the Portkey in the "steal him from the Dursleys" situation, he would end up at their house and be revealed to the Muggles and possibly Ms. Figg (who would be a second witness to Voldemort's return).
    • Yes, but if he had grabbed him out of his Hogwarts dorm at 3 in the morning chances are nobody would have noticed him gone for several hours, giving him more time to play games. Grabbing him from the tournament ensured that people were going to notice something wrong very quickly. Granted, the crowds might have assumed it was part of the show, but Dumbledore and the Ministry would have known that the champions shouldn't have disappeared. If he wanted to make a big show, he could have just arranged a second portkey to take him into the Great Hall or something after he killed Harry.
    • You presuppose that creating a portkey would go unnoticed. That is most likely not so. It's a PUBG Battlegrounds Mobile India Pre Registration (BGMI) Started Link spell, Hogwarts must be full of magic detectors (they do have to keep tabs on several hundred adolescent trigger-happy wizards there), not to mention Dumbledore, and since portkeys require Ministery authorisation, they also should have some means of monitoring them. All in all, Crouch would have to create the portkey immediately before handing it Harry and then deal with intervention from Aurors and/or D. Not the most convenient and discreet way. The way it turned out, Crouch got himself an excuse to create a legit portkey (remember, he volunteered to take the Cup to the maze, and it's more or less agreed on, that the Cup was supposed to teleport the champion back to the judges. So who would get to charm it? Exactly, Crouch. He just added a detour).
    • Dumbledore didn't notice when Crouch Jr. created the Portkey out of the Goblet in the first place. He confessed to doing so under Veritaserum; not that he altered a Portkey enchantment, but that he made it a Portkey in the first place.
    • Right. Hogwarts is full of magic detectors. That's why while Draco and Harry were busy trying to murder each other in the bathroom in book 6, with everything up to and including the Unforgivables, nobody showed up until after Myrtle started screaming the alarm, and even then it was only the guy who'd been following Draco around the whole time anyway.
    • It was explained in OoTP that Voldemort didn't intend for anyone to know he was back even by the end of that book (a year later). Given how Deathly Hallows went down, he probably never intended for anyone to know he was back; he would just keep the Minister of Magic imperiused. Unfortunately, Harry's permanent disappearance would have caused a stir and at least Dumbledore would have started looking for him. Instead, Voldemort could kill him and send him back to Hogwarts, and the investigation would be minimal due to how dangerous the Triwizard Tournament supposedly was. If people bought it, Voldemort not only comes back, but he gains Harry's blood protection, kills the person destined to kill him, and remains unhunted.
    • Then why does the Goblet return Harry outside the maze instead of inside? How was that supposed to fit in with the whole ruse? That Harry, with his last dying breath, grabbed the goblet, which he didn't even know was a portkey?
    • 1) If DD put the first Portus himself, this means that Crouch Jr. wasn't supposed to do it, meaning he didn't need an excuse to create one, meaning he didn't need to wait an entire year (you'll say that he needed DD to put those wards-bypassing enchantements on it and ask why the hell would DD make it possible for the goblet to go out of Hogwarts just to teleport a person from the maze). 2) In that case Crouch Jr. would've certainly warned V that the Goblet was still portkey.ified, and he would've make sure that Harry doesn't grab it immediately or Accio it later. He didn't, meaning he didn't know, meaning Crouch Jr. didn't know either, meaning the first Portus was put in secret. DD had no reason to do that unless he knew beforehand what was supposed to happen.
    • 1)Not if the protection prevented a portkey from functioning in the first place. 2)If the tournament included a portkey that was supposed to return the champion to the entrance, then Voldemort would certainly have known it. That's probably an explanation for the elaborate plan in the first place.
    • Dumbledore didn't make the Goblet a Portkey in the first place. Fake Moody says that he was the one that did it when they questioned him under Veritaserum.
    • 1) Fair enough, although the question remains, why would DD remove the wards enough for the Portkey to reach outside of Hogwarts. If you say he didn't have a choice and the wards only had an on/off switch, then a) it's stupid, impractical and unsafe and b) in that case he wouldn't have used the portkey at all - just have the winner levitated out of the labyrin or something. 2) Uhm, yeah, that's one point. V knew that the return portkey was supposed to be there, but if he knew it was still actually in the Cup, he would've destroyed the Cup right after Harry arrived to the cemetery. He didn't, meaning., well, see above.
    • 1) A portkey would Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen fastest way to return the champion in front of the maze and wouldn't be in any way risky, considering that only Dumbledore and Moody would be handling it (and as has been discussed elsewhere, the evidence clearly shows that he didn't know who he really was). 2) Voldemort may well have intended to use the Cup himself. Also, he had no need to destroy the cup, as Harry was and he had rather more pressing matters to occupy him (for example, the whole resurrection thing) anyway. Also, why all the drama about stopping Harry after he escaped if he didn't know about the cup?
    • 1) What was the rush? No, the portkey wouldn't be risky - removing the wards from the school would be, especially when your arch-enemy is on the move and there could be an enemy agent inside the school. 2) *Sigh* use it how?! Send the body back? Then it would return him back to the labyrinth or it makes no sense. Go to Hogwarts to kill DD? Simply makes no sense. But fine, remove the Cup, whatever. ".no need to." *Sigh* It's like there's some rule that no one is aware of, that forbids the characters to plan their actions in advance and use precautions, even if it would take them one second to use. Like, he spends a year on that plan, he stakes everything he has on it, and if the kid escapes, he's screwed. He also plans to release the kid and have that stupid fight with him. And you're telling that he'd just Norton internet security 2014 crack serial keygen a mean to escape lie there? Barely Ssensible. ".why all the drama." what drama? He's yelling at his men to stop the kid, because, well, he's running away. That's normal, especially when everything has gone to hell, you don't understand what's going on, and don't know what to expect next. And yet he doesn't mention the Cup at all. Because he doesn't know about it.
    • People seem to be assuming that DD was the one who made the Cup a Portkey. Yes, we know DD can make Portkeys to Hogwarts, and we must assume no one else can, but people forget the Cup is very old. What if the Cup is part of the inherent magic of the Twiwiz, and permanent exceptions for it in the wards of all three schools were installed when the Triwiz was created? It activates during the last task of the Triwizard, period, to take contestants from the inside of the task to a designated winner's circle. DD has nothing to do with it, he didn't make it, and he can't stop it. Barty Jr. just managed to somehow hack an extra destination into it. (We don't know how he did that, but Barty clearly knows more about the rules of Triwiz than other people, probably even more than DD.)
    • Dumbledore didn't make the Goblet a Portkey. Fake Moody did, as he stated when they questioned him under Veritaserum.
    • Still stuck on the fact that Harry could be entered against his will. Even leaving aside the implications of what one could do with that ability, what the hell kind of rule is it that you have to fight in a possibly lethal competition even if you didn't put yourself in for it? That's just all kinds of fucked up, having to live in a world where a contract can be signed on your behalf. Does this mean Harry could have signed a contract on Malfoy's behalf giving the entire Malfoy fortune to the Weasleys? And what would have happened if Harry refused to compete? Could he have just scratched on each event so he could walk away alive?
    • Finally, even if Dumbledore was an evil manipulator, what possible benefit would he have from sending Harry to certain death? Voldemort could just as easily not have bothered with a duel.
    • You know what? Let's take a second and deal with this whole "signing someone up for a Magically Binding Contract against their will" deal head-on. If you can do that, why wouldn't Voldy enter Dumbledore into a Magically Binding Contract to jump off a cliff and go splat?
    • How is Voldemort supposed to get Dumbledore to sign one? Go up to him and say "Here, sign this completely unfair contract that will kill you"?
    • That's the whole point. Harry didn't sign anything to get entered into the Triwizard Tournament. Someone hit the Goblet with a Confundus Curse and put his name in for him. So there exists a method for entering someone into a Magically Binding Contract without their knowledge or consent, which is never mentioned before or since, despite there being no end of nefarious purposes for such a thing.
    • The practical answer to that is that the Goblet is a unique ancient artifact, and nobody can replicate such magic anymore, just as no one can replicate the Hallows (and the wizards who made it didn't realise they held the keys to world domination because, despite (or Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen to) their tremendous skill, they were idiots). No problem here - the problem is that no one in their right mind would ever use something like that for a juvenile tournament, and there's absolutely no reason why they would want to, except if DD explicitly needed Harry to participate.
    • Possibly it has to be the person's own signature, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, not just their name written down by somebody else. Harry would have signed his name on the homework he turned in, so the one who slipped his name into the Goblet could've used the signature from any of those assignments.
    • The same idea here, but in this case all they had to do to nail the culprit was check the signature on the sign-in parchment against all the assignments Harry had submitted, starting, of course, from the most recent ones and the DADA ones (because DADA teacher is the obvious suspect as a newcomer and, well, the DADA teacher). Hell, seing how parchment is rather expensive, it would stand to reason that they would remove the writings after each test and reuse the sheets, so they would only need to check the most recent ones.
    • The Goblet of Fire is very old and mysterious. The Magical Contract was probably an ancient art that can't be used today for one reason or another. Also we don't know what would have happened to Harry. It's probably that contracts that would end in death can't be done by proxy and the Triwizard Tournament isn't an instant death sentence and the Cup was made in times where such contests were seen differently. As for the insane Triwizard Plan, it probably was insane. Vodly was being dramatic and addicted to complexity at the moment and Wormtail even tried to point out other ways of doing things. However, even if it was a mad plan it still worked. Oh and as for the Cup taking Harry out of the maze, there's still that liking that the DD made an original Portkey idea. Yes Crouch confessed but maybe he didn't know about the original Portkey enchantment. DD planned a dramatic surprise end to the Tournament.

    Water, the wizard's greatest foe! 

  • How is it that Harry had any problem with finding a way to not drown during the second task? WIN DVD 6 PLATINUM 6 6 crack serial keygen, seriously, how is that possible? Drowning is a very common cause of death, and certainly a charm to prevent it would have come up at some point in his magical education. Probably it would even come up during his studies of Medieval witches and wizards, since one of the most common tests to see if someone was a witch at the time was to throw them into a river and see if they drowned or not. The Bubble-Head charm used by Fleur and Cedric is clearly not obscure magic since everyone is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen it during the very next book, and both of them came up with the idea to use it at that. How on Earth did Hermione never even hear of this spell before, or find anything out about it before the task? How did Harry, for that matter? Why would the subject of surviving a lack of breathable air never appear in any wizarding book, yet the very charm for doing so be so easy to come by for anyone not Harry?
    • Knowing Hermione, it's possible she rejected it as too unreliable (notice that in the film it's implied that Fleur's bubble was popped by a Grindylow) and wanted to find something for Harry that was less likely to fail if he was confronted while underwater.
    • Maybe she just didn't know the bubble-head charm? Yeah, she's clever, but that doesn't mean she knows of every spell in existence.
    • Just because everyone knows it by the next book doesn't mean everyone knows it now. Spells which aren't in the textbooks appear to go in and out of fashion, and it's possible that the students in general aren't aware of it until they saw people using it during the Triwizard. That said, it indeed doesn't make sense for Hogwarts not to teach basic safety spells. But it doesn't, as we see Harry lament in book seven that he knows almost no first aid spells, and the minor one he does know he learned from Tonks, not Hogwarts. So students not knowing how to survive underwater fits entirely in canon, it's just completely stupid in the context of an actual school of magic.
    • Further to the above, and Lupin saying to Harry in "Half Blood Prince" that spells go in and out of fashion in Hogwarts: it makes total sense that everyone knows the Bubble Head charm in the next book but only two students do in this book, because everyone in the school saw it used in this book and said "Wow, I've got to learn how to do that!". And remember that Lupin Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen that about "Levicorpus", a silent spell invented by Snape which, given the incantation isn't spoken when its used and was only written in a potion book, basically must have spread by word of mouth, and spread so far and fast that it was being used against Snape by his enemies.
    • And aren't Cedric and Fleur seventh years, whereas Harry and Hermione are fourth years? Perhaps the bubble head charm is Hiu Games - Page 1388 of 1388 - Free Download PC Games that can only legally be taught to the older classes (maybe they even have to test it by going underwater?) - and so Hermione just doesn't know about it.

    Outwitting the Age Line 

  • Dumbledore put an age line around the Goblet of Fire to prevent anyone too young from crossing to put their name in. Did no one remember that they could just magically levitate the paper into the cup, a thing they learn in their first year?
    • Because there's no way that old senile duffer Dumbledore would remember to charm the cup against such sort of things, would he?
    • And let's not forget that one of the first things Dumbledore asks Harry after his name comes out of the goblet is "Did you ask an older student to put your name into the goblet?" This seems to imply, if not state outright, that all it would have taken for Harry, Ron, Fred and George, or anyone who wanted to be in the tournament to get their name in would be to just have a seventh-year student drop it in for them, thereby completely negating the purpose of the age line.
    • Why would a seven-year student want to compromise themselves by breaking a rule and help a potential competitor?
    • Maybe a 7th year student who didn't want to compete? Pretty sure there were plenty of those.
    • Seven-year drops a first-year's name in the Goblet. The Goblet chooses this first-year. Teachers wring the seventh-year name out of the first-year (teachers are very good in this even when they can't read your mind). The seventh-year is in shit. Clear this way?
    • The seventh year could easily still do it, never expecting a first year to be chosen as the champion for the entire school. Honestly, the way it's described in the book, the goblet chooses the best candidate that entered, and it's only because Harry was entered into a fourth school alone that he was chosen. Still, what's the worst the teacher/headmaster could do for entering a student and getting caught? Lose house points and detention? It's not like they're going to expel them, especially since there wasn't exactly a rule forbidding it.
    • Ri-i-i-i-ight. What the worst could possibly befall a student who drew a freshman into a contest that had been cancelled because people died in it and had only been reinstated on the condition that underages shall not enter it? Who basically embarrassed his Headmaster in front of the foreign colleagues, since D was in charge of the Tournament and the Age line in particular? Because we all know how lenient the Hogwarts teachers were, right? It's not like McGonagall fined her own House 150 points when her students were merely caught outside their dorm at night.
    • She punished them for something explicitly against the rules. A guilty student might have lost House points, or given detentions, or had a letter sent home (and a Howler sent back). But expulsion is pretty much out. Dumbledore, for all his faults, would not put someone out on their ear for making him look bad.
    • You missed the part about underage wizards dying in the Tournament in the past, didn't you? Well, it's kind of the main point. Imagine you help some kid into the Tournament and the kid gets killed. Good luck living with yourself. Even if the worst doesn't happen, let's face it, explicit rule or not, you're bound for some reprimand, most likely severe. What sensible student would risk it?
    • That depends on how cynical the seventh year in question is. If the student is a Slytherin or anyone that would think the first year would have to be Too Stupid To Live to pay you to enter the tournament, he/she probably wouldn't feel remorse at all. Yeah, he or she might get in trouble if the first year dies, but again, the seventh year didn't kill them, only put them into a dangerous situation at their discretion with minimal chance of being chosen by the goblet.
    • Well, that's your answer. It would take a cynical bastard (read, Slytherin) to pull off a trick like that. Can you imagine Ron, Fred, or George colloborating with that kind of people (not to mention their constant lack of funds)? As for the others, well, somebody might've tried it, they weren't chosen, and it wasn't mentioned in the book 'cause nobody cares.
    • Slytherins wouldn't be the only ones to do that. For example, if Fred and George had been a few months older, then pretty sure they would have put Harry, Ron, and Hermione's names in the cup if any of them asked.
    • It may sound stupid, but in defense of the "Don't automatically paint Slytherins as evil" argument, one would highly doubt a "cynical Slytherin", as you put it, would just put a underclassman in the Goblet of Fire just for kicks. Slytherins are AMBITIOUS. "What's in it for me?" would be their reasoning, and the trouble it would cause would make it Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen It might point out that the Slytherin in question has every reason to comply with the request if he wants the student in question to get killed. The Tournament is, basically, legalized murder; if you've got someone you wouldn't mind seeing get mulched, toss their name in when they're not otherwise ready to compete at this level, step back, and laugh an evil laugh. Frig, this pretty much is the reason "Moody" entered Harry's name.
    • There's the interpretation that it wouldn't be enough just to have a seventh year drop your name in, but also for them to bamboozle the Goblet to accept an underage student in the first place. You wouldn't just bamboozle it and then tip off an underage student, because then they surely blab to their friends and the rumour spreads like wildfire that the Goblet's security has been compromised and the whole enterprise falls apart. Also, Fred and George probably wouldn't have helped underage students to do it, if only because their efforts were entirely centred on ensuring that they themselves were put forward as contenders, so they wouldn't have wanted to waste their opportunity.
    • Is there anyone else who remembers that is said in the books that no one have died in the tournament in many centuries? You’re talking like the Goblet of Fire is the Hunger Games or Battle Royale. It was clear that, even when the tournament does have high risks, it’s still safe enough for the magical world standards and certain safety measures are taken to minimize possible deaths. That’s why everyone is so shocked by Cedric’s death, it was unexpected. On the other, if FIFA 21 CPY Archives line is to avoid students under 17 to cross there’s no practical way to avoid someone introducing a name of some younger, unless you avoid every single student to cross the line, in which case no one can.
    • The tournament was stopped centuries ago because too many people died and it was explicitly mentioned that because of this risk, only students of legal age can enter. Any death would have been a shock anyway, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, even if the tournament is highly dangerous on the regular.

    Age Limit 

  • Something else occurred about the Goblet of Fire. The entire purpose of the Goblet of Fire is to select the best possible contestants for the Triwizard Tournament. If the Goblet is in fact capable of picking the best possible students for the tournament (rather than just picking them at random), then no age line should be necessary. If the underage students haven't learned enough magic to safely compete in the tournament (the stated reason for the age requirement), then the Goblet should overlook them in favor of an older, more qualified student. If an underage student is selected, well then, clearly they're good enough, otherwise the Goblet wouldn't have picked them, would it?
    • Cedric was only a sixth year, and yet he was deemed to know enough magic to compete. Say Fred or George had successfully managed to enter and were chosen. They were the same year as Cedric and so had gotten the same education as he had, and yet they were still several months underage. Highly doubt a first year would have been chosen, but an underage fifth or sixth year might have been, and while that wouldn't prove much of a problem on the lack of knowledge front, people might freak out that they were underage, since one of the conditions for bringing it back was to prevent that kind of thing from happening.
    • Partially justified: a restriction on entries to of-age wizards and witches was one of the conditions for restarting the tournament, due to the concerns and complaints over the high mortality rate. If the Goblet can truly be as omniscient in its choosing (which it might be, unless bewitched), then this wouldn't be a problem; but when has such a thing ever stopped politicians on making age restrictions to harmful activities, regardless of the competence/responsibility of the underaged, due to public pressure?
    • It might also be legal. As has been pointed out, the Goblet enters you into a magically binding contract which wizarding law, possibly put into place only since the tournament was canceled, says you aren't allowed to enter until you're of age. If, however, someone with a clear disregard for the law like Crouch enters someone not of age, and they're chosen. nothing to be done about it.
    • The Age Line could have been nothing more than a security blanket for the parents of students. Dumbledore knew the Goblet wouldn't pick a first year, but that wouldn't stop a first year's parents from freaking out at the idea that their child might be chosen. So he goes "See? There's an age line. Nothing to worry about."
    • "Wheh, thank you, Professor, now my mind is at ease. Just to be absolutely sure, what will stop some 7-year old from putting my little Timmy's name into the Goblet?" . "You know Professor, I have an idea. Why don't you appoint a staff member to supervise the Goblet and ensure that only eligible students put their names in and that everyone only puts their own name in?" . "Now that I think of it, why don't you just have the students submit their applications to the Heads of their House who would then put them into the Goblet?" . "You're making it so Voldemort's agent could secretly put Harry Potter's name into the Goblet and the plot could happen, aren't you?"
    • It's suspectable that the age restriction is simple. Rather than being about competence, it is about the student being an adult. That is, being of an age that he or she is mentally and legally qualified to make a decision to risk life and limb.

    Older student 

  • Going back to an earlier point, one of the first things Dumbledore asks Harry after his name comes out of the goblet is "Did you ask an older student to put your name into the goblet?" Does that mean that this would have worked? What's to keep a seventh year Slytherin from putting the name of everyone he or she doesn't like into the Goblet, in hopes of having them harmed or killed in the dangerous tri—wizard tournament?
    • Absolutely nothing. Which brings to another point. The French and the Evil school headmasters were positevly outraged that a breach of rules like that could happen. But did they not know in advance that the "defence" was a complete joke? How could they, upon hearing about that "age line" bullshift, not immediately jump to the painfully obvious question about what would stop an adult from putting another' name into the Goblet?
    • One is still waiting to read someone giving a possible practical solution to this matter. “OK, we put a magical line here and only humans over 17 can pass it, now all seventh-grade students that want to participate can write your name and put it in the goblet.” “Oh wait, but what if one of the 17 year old student put the name of some first-year student?” “Fine, then only adults over 18 can put the names.” “Wait, but then how are the seventh-year students going to participate?”
    • At your service. Every applicant writes their name on a piece of paper and then, please pay attention, because this is very complex, gives that piece of paper to the head of their House. Who then check the pieces for added invisible writings or whatnot. Then they gather together, double-check all the names and place them into the Goblet. Which is kept under DD's personal watch at all time and handled by him alone.
    • And wasn't it suppose to be anonymous?
    • Why would it be, and, seeing how students put their names into the Goblet in plain view of the entire school, obviously not.
    • But part of the idea was also that you could nominate a third party, not everyone has to put their own name on it if they wanted to nominate another person.
    • No, pretty sure everyone was supposed to only nominate themselves. Why would it be otherwise? If that third party is of age, they'll be able to nominate themselves. If they're underage, they shouldn't participate.
    • The goblet was designed to only choose the student who was most likely to succeed in the tournament. The only reason Harry was chosen was because it was Confunded to think that there were four school with nominees, instead of three. Harry's name was the only name entered under this non-existent fourth school - thus, by default, he was deemed by the goblet the most competent. Dumbledore asking whether Harry had asked that of an older student was just him trying to narrow down the possible causes of what had happened.

    Wait, I thought nobody used that name! 

  • All throughout Prisoner Jogos de Segunda Guerra Mundial de Graça para Baixar Azkaban, Peter Pettigrew is referred to by his name, and it's established at the end that he was known as Wormtail only to his 3 closest friends, so why is it that all throughout Goblet of Fire, everyone addresses or refers to him by his old nickname? There's even one part right after Harry first uses the Pensieve where he's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen Dumbledore about his latest vision of Voldemort, and he says something along the lines of "Voldemort was talking to Peter, you know, Wormtail." Why did he need to clarify who Peter Pettigrew was by referring to him by his old nickname that only 3 other people ever used?
    • The actual quote was "Voldemort was talking to Wormtail - you know who, Wormtail-" at which point Dumbledore interrupted and said that he did know who Wormtail is. So the actual quote makes more sense. For the rest, since the fact that he's alive isn't public knowledge, it's safe to say that Voldemort decided that referring to him by his real name would be a bad idea. Since his name didn't really come up outside of conversations between Voldemort and Pettigrew until after Harry heard Voldemort calling him "Wormtail," Harry probably just picked up on it without thinking.
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Harry Potter IBM PC Games: No-CD Cracks for Software Preservation & Long-Term Archival Repository (North American, International)

Harry Potter IBM Windows PC Games 1-8 and Harry Potter QWC: The No-CD Cracks for Software Preservation & Long-Term Archival HD Tune Pro portable Archives. Includes North American and International versions.

These were Your Uninstaller! 2006 Pro crack serial keygen by various gaming community and Harry Potter Modding community members.

Teams - individual community gamers, members - credited with creating the no-cd cracks to enable the preservation of the games for execution on modern hardware (so these games can run and be played on modern machines without physical media and/or to enable the oldest games dating back to the early 2000s to run without optical media *and* on modern hardware) have their 'team names' within the directories in some instances, e.g. DEViANCE

The games' no-cd cracks with corresponding credited teams or community members are listed below.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001, Han's No-CD Crack Included).zip: OldUnreal Forum & Harry Potter Modding Community Members

2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (HP1 SS, IBM PC Game Legacy No-CD Crack): Unknown, not credited

3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Unknown & not credited

4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 'DEViANCE'

5. Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup: Unknown, not credited

6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 'DEViANCE'

7, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 'HATRED'

8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix_Fr: 'HATRED'

9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 'Razor1911' / 'rzr'

10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: 'Razor1911' / 'rzr'

11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: 'rld' 

Pre-applied no-cd cracks:

11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone_JP_PC_No-CD Crack Applied.zip

12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets_JP_PC_No-CD Crack Applied.zip

13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban_JP_PC_No-CD Crack Applied.zip

14. Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup_JP_PC_No-CD Crack Applied.zip

15. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets_RU_PC Unofficial Release_No-CD Crack Applied.zip

Q&A w/Archive Project Lead & Harry Potter Modding Community Member:

Notes: The cracks are on the mounted ISO in each folder (where applicable.) Most of the folders have different names, usually the name of the team that cracked the game.

Question: Do these cracks address both the issue of not having physical media *and* allowing all games to be played on modern hardware?

Answer: They all address the issue of not having physical media, but they are not needed in all cases to run on modern hardware. Mainly HP1-3 (cracks) are needed due to copy protection on those discs not running on modern copies of Windows, e.g. With or without the physical media, HP1-3 will not run on modern hardware without the cracks.

— As of 2021

Update: 2021.03

This project has created Harry Potter 1 HP1 PC 2021 readme.txt - the instructions provided here can also be applied for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / HP2 CoS PC Game, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / HP3 PoA PC Game, the other Harry Potter PC games, or more generally, the act of copying a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen .exe and overwriting the retail .exe (that is, right clicking, copying, and then pasting) into the retail game directory / system folder - or wherever the game is typically installed within a Windows directory - can be applied to many IBM PC games that require a No-CD crack to run the software where it otherwise might not run or play due to software or hardware obsolescence.

Regarding Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone PC: It's recommended to use the updated crack instead of the legacy scene crack. The updated crack is located in:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) IBM PC Game (Updated No-CD Crack Included).zip and credited to Han of http://coding.hanfling.de/launch/ with background info here: https://archive.org/details/old-unreal-engine-hp1-ss-pc-script-source-headers-precompiled-binaries

In the ZIP there is a readme.txt which explains the updated functionality. But to surmise for the reader, here, 

"Furthermore, this open source launcher for HP1 SS IBM PC game allows for alt+tab to enable full-screen mode in addition to the already-mentioned option for switching render devices (other than DX7 & Software), and just performs better all Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, put more simply, 

"Legacy crack for HP1 SS PC game means that it has the old scene crack, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. The Updated crack means it has the new open source replacement HP.exe, so no need for the legacy crack. This Updated HP.exe also allows for using new render devices; the original forced the game to only use Software or DirectX 7.  Both are archived for posterity and data preservation only. But the end-user of the future should use the Updated HP.exe going forward for improved stability and playback."

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / HP 2 CoS IBM PC game has not seen an updated crack as of this post. The no-cd crack for that game is the original scene crack.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 

As of 2021, the game will not load unless the crack is used. Also, it is necessary to change your Windows System Date (the year your computer is set to) to 2007, or any year before 2020, and then run the Autorun, then change the System Date back to the present time, and continue the installation process. The no-cd crack must still be used after the installation process is complete.

Update: 2021.10

Included in this item to make it easier for the end-user are .ISO files for HP1 SS and HP2 CoS PC (North American / English) if working with the .zip disc contents becomes too confusing. To install, mount the ISO within Windows. The end-user of the future can choose to either use the .ISO files or the .ZIP files - both contain the exact same game disc directories for HP1/HP2. The .zip files, however, also contain the .EXE cracks. More than one file format is presented here for further accessibility for the first two Harry Potter IBM PC computer games.

Disclaimer

This preservation and archiving project does not condone nefarious or illegal activity regarding the distribution of copyrighted materials. Nor does this project receive any profits from providing these invaluable resources for game preservationists AVS Video Editor 9.5.1.383 With Full Crack archivists to the archival community and professionals at large. The data provided here is 'as is'. Its sole purpose lies in the spirit of academic inquiry, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, e.g. to allow future descendants the opportunity to run these games on future personal computing hardware as well as the dissemination (and by extension, the study) of said material from a particular moment in time and human culture. Nor does this project condone the use of team names ('hatred' 'deviance' etc.)

It is unfortunate that the creators of these games, their companies, studios, and their respective initiatives, never took into account the real-world problem of data degradation, software (and hardware) obsolescence. Which necessitated - and continues to do so - contemplating the issue of data migration and running the fine line, the grey area, between what is considered correct concerning copyright and intellectual property laws, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, contrasted against the preservation of cultural contributions in human history, creative works of art *** Ideas. Knowledge. The Human Spirit. *** that suffer neglect and permanent loss of accessibility and dissemination in the long-term context of posterity and the written record.

This project is open to a healthy discussion Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen data preservation while also respecting the rights holders and can have individual items removed from Archive.org in a prompt way vs a muddled attempt at shutting down one side of the copyright argument without being productive for society, human culture, as a whole. This project believes in working with - not against - individuals, independent entities, and intellectual property holders so that together, an informed citizenry, the epitome of any flourishing society, can take hold for a better tomorrow.

If you are a rights holder, please contact the project at: [email protected]

Thank you.

Harry Potter Archive Project

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Reviewer:Harry Potter Games Archive Project- - December 17, 2020
Subject:RE: Great

@ShredBraahh - thanks for the kind review! Let me address a few points for clarity and apologies for the lengthy response below:

The keygen.exe might be causing a false positive with your antivirus software. For example, I use Norton and it gave a false positive when I first came into possession of these. (e.g., DH2 popped up as a red flag and I had several others in the speed running community confirm that this is, indeed, a false positive) So these should be clean. I decided to archive these no-cd cracks as a one-time shot effort, in other words, I wanted to see if these were the 'unofficial/official' cracks that most people had been using for the Harry Potter games.

After consulting with the Potter speed running community, which is roughly several hundred people given the number of people active in the Discord, Twitch, and YouTube gaming communities. And likely around a dozen or more who actively livestream on Twitch/YouTube as of this post, and concluded these are the unofficial, official no-cd cracks that most people have been using over the years. There may exist other cracks online that do more/less the same thing. But these are the most widely used, to date. The original authors of these cracks are anonymous, unknown. I do not know who they are but have gathered they were apart of communities online dedicated to creating the cracks (keygens, workarounds, etc.) shortly after each of the later games (HP4 and later) were commercially released. I do not condone such activity.

There is a bit of redundancy, unfortunately. Independent dumps of each Harry Potter game (again, all in the name of software preservation here) have been conducted on the project's main page. This secondary page is for more at-risk material that falls in a grey area where copyright is concerned (hence my long disclaimer in the description for this item.) So, there's redundancy in the sense that you're Sublime Text 4 Build 4113 Full Crack, there isn't a need for the keygens executables since the keys are widely available on many places online - you'd be surprised just how many online auctions, for Jose crack serial keygen, display the keys in photos for all to see.

The TLDR is that I archived everything 'as is', so however these cracks were initially offered up is exactly how I gathered everything, ensured the files are clean, and uploaded here for posterity. The only change being in more formal filenames following ISO standards, e.g., HP2 changed to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The ironic part about this is that the very nature of Zoner Barcode Studio 2.0.Build 10 crack serial keygen crack is used in this context - and context is fundamental, it is the basis for archival work - to enable the software to function on modern hardware in the future so that people can disseminate the information, learn, and study creative works of art and, more simply, digital artifacts from this time period.

My understanding of how these cracks actually function (beyond HP1 & 2) is limited, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen. So I do not know if the ISO for some of the games are co-dependent on the keygen.exe's etc. In other words, I don't know if you can grab another copy of regular ol' HP3 PC dump from the project's main page and use it without that keygen or if these are dependent on one another. Also, as thorough as I tried to be here, clear instructional step by step readme.txt files are lacking for some of the games installations and I've been planning to get to that over time. You have to understand that the speed running community - the dedicated fans of these Harry Potter games who are pretty much responsible for keeping the magic alive, for keeping the momentum and interest online for these games alive - basically had all this hosted in random Google Drive accounts and Pastebin links and nobody bothered to formalize any of this prior to this project's efforts here. e.g., files all over the place and people just grabbed things when they could and never bothered to do anything further after they got a copy running on their machine.

Archive.org reviews are not ideal for ongoing conversations. I'd recommend joining the project's Discord server and the Harry Potter Modding server and be sure to check out the main project page:

Please ping me on Discord @ HP_Archivist and I'll try to respond when I can.

https://archive.org/details/@harry_potter_archive

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Reviewer:ShredBraahh- favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite- December 10, 2020
Subject:Great!

This is an excellent collection. I haven't tested all of the games you provided, but the few that I have installed work well. I have a question. When I mounted the .iso file for Prizoner of Azkaban, the folder "DEViANCE" then the file, "Keygen.exe". The keygen program is identified as a virus. Can you make the .iso file again but delete this Keygen.exe program since it literally isn't needed at all? You provide a working serial number so the keygen isn't necessary. I tried to create a new iso file after deleting the keygen but was unsuccessful. Would be greatly appreciated. Either way, thanks a bunch!

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How do I install Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Windows 10?

  1. Open “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” folder, double click on “Setup” and install it.
  2. When Setup need serial key, type this: 1Y33-WA68-SO7S-VVTM-0HTD.
  3. After installation complete, go to the folder where you extract the game.
  4. Open “Crack” folder, copy all files and paste it where you install the game.

Will Harry Potter PC games work on Windows 10?

Still wondering whether you can play Harry Potter and Sorcerers’ Stone on Windows 10 PC? Yes, it is possible.

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You need a Pentium 4 2.0GHz or Athlon XP 1700+ processor coupled with a GeForce 8200 to run Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen res on high graphics settings with this hardware.

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Where is Chapter 16 in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

Chapter 16 – In the Hog’s Head In which Harry, Hermione, and Ron hold a meeting at The Hog’s Head to discuss with other students the possibility of Harry giving them Defence lessons, and Hermione tells Ron and Harry that Ginny is dating Michael Corner.

What does Ron say in Harry Potter and the BitTorrent Pro 7.10.5.46075 Full Crack of the Phoenix?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Ron, Fred and George are rescuing Harry from the Dursley’s, Ron says, “Rescuing you, of course”, in this film, Moody says the same thing to Harry. Here’s a thought, stop getting into trouble and you won’t need rescuing, guys!

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What are the voices in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

Hoping you are well, Mafalda Hopkirk. Vernon: Justice. Voices: He’s not very well. Harry: Sorry, Hedwig. Voices: Very clean, these Muggles. Tonks, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, for God’s sake. Unnatural. Harry: Professor Moody. What are you doing here? Moody: Rescuing you, of course. Harry: But where are we going? The letter said I’ve been expelled. Moody: You haven’t been.

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When Harry was inside Dumbledore’s Pensieve, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire All crack serial keygen, he saw the Lestranges sentenced to life imprisonment in the same courtroom. Cornelius Fudge reprimands Harry for being late. The Wizengamot trying Harry is made up of about fifty wizards and witches, led by Cornelius Fudge, who is seated next a toadlike woman named Delores Umbridge.

Who is the teacher in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

At Hogwarts, Harry learns that Dolores Umbridge, a senior employee in the Ministry of Magic, will be the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Umbridge and Harry clash, as she, like Fudge, refuses to believe that Voldemort has returned.

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