15 Harry Potter Moments Only Book Readers Would Know

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7. S.P.E.W.

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Sympathetic towards the house elves and how badly they are treated, Hermione Granger founds an organization called Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W.).

Completely ignored from the movies, S.P.E.W. worked for the civil rights of the house elves and its initial members consisted of Hermione, Harry, Ron, Neville Longbottom and Dobby.


6. Molly Weasley’s Worst Fear

Molly Weasleys Worst Fear

Only a boggart can show what a person fears the most and in the case of Molly Weasley, it happened to be the corpses of her husband, children and even Harry Potter.

In Order of the Phoenix, Molly gets a glimpse of her worst fears when she stumbles across a boggart. The sight proves to be too much for her and she breaks down uncontrollably.


5. Harry and Dudley Make Amends

Unlike the rest of the entries, this moment was actually shot but ended up as one of the deleted scenes. When Harry convinces the Dursleys to leave Privet Drive in order to stay safe from the Death Eaters, Dudley takes the opportunity to make amends with his cousin.

Dudley thanks him for saving his life from the dementors, shakes his hand (probably for the first time) and proceeds to say:

“I don’t think you’re a waste of space.”

The unexpected sweet moment can be viewed as one of the deleted scenes but seeing how it was poorly shot, it was better left out from the final cut.


4. Dumbledore Visits the Dursleys

Dumbledore Visits the Dursleys

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Undoubtedly the most hilarious moment in Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore takes a trip to Privet Drive and drops by the Dursley’s not-so-humble abode. Scared stiff by his presence, the Dursleys had no idea what they are into.

Dumbledore offers them the mead that appears from thin air but once they refuse, it bounces on their heads. The Hogwarts headmaster proceeds to knock them over their own sofa and scares them by bringing Kreacher in their house. As a conclusion, Dumbledore gives them a much deserved scolding for being cruel to Harry over the years as he states:

“You did not do as I asked. You have never treated Harry as a son. He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands.”


3. Possibility of Neville Longbottom being the Chosen One

Possibility of Neville Longbottom being the Chosen One
With all honesty, the Harry Potter movie series have ignored and even mistreated several characters but Neville Longbottom takes the cake. As per the prophecy stated by Professor Sybill Trelawney, the one who can defeat lord Voldemort will be:

“born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal.”

The first two conditions clearly fit not only Harry Potter but also Neville Longbottom. For a time, the wizarding world actually thought that there is a chance of Neville eventually defeating the Dark Lord but that is where the third condition comes in. When Voldemort chose to attack Harry – both being half-bloods – he marked him as his equal and the Chosen One was selected.


2. Peeves the Poltergeist

Peeves the Poltergeist

Portrayed by Emmy Award winning actor Rik Mayall but ended up being cut, Peeves the poltergeist was a minor character but his habits of mischief were simply delightful. Constantly bothering the students and even the faculty of Hogwarts, no one was safe from Peeves.

The poltergeist also made his presence known by playing pranks on High Inquisitor Dolores Umbridge and even fought at the Battle of Howards against Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters.


1. How Voldemort Actually Died

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Unlike in Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Lord Voldemort did not disintegrate into several bits that vanished in thin air after being defeated by Harry in the final duel. Instead, he died like a normal person as his lifeless body fell motionless on the ground.

That might not be dramatic enough to be incorporated in a movie but the book readers are well aware of its significance: Lord Voldemort’s biggest fear was his own death and that is why he made seven horcruxes in the first place – to remain alive. In fact, if the Dark Lord came across a boggart, it would change into his own corpse.


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