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Re: Questions left unanswered?



typeingtornado16 wrote:
Psychee wrote:
Thanks for the thread!

1. Who was the non-magical person who did magic under desperate circumstances?
Weren't we told several times that Andromeda married a muggle, Ted Tonks. That is why she was erased from the Black family tree. When Harry arrives at the Tonks's house after his run in with the Death Eaters its says on page 64 of the american edition, "Anything else broken? I've fixed your ribs, your tooth, your arm. I'm Ted, by the way, Ted Tonks" I guess it is possible he could have simply muggle set bones...but put a tooth back?

2. What happened the night the Potters died? Who informed Dumbledore? Why didn't Dumbledore get the child himself? Why did he send Hagrid? When did Wormtail retrieve Voldy's wand?

snape
for harrys safety
protecction
i dont know

3. Where is Voldemort's old body buried?

4. What do those silver instruments in Dumbledore's office do? How does his watch work? How was he "watching Harry more carefully than he would know"? How did he know to send the owl to Petunia in the kitchen?
How did he know how to send the owl? He's Dumbledore! And he and Petunia had been in contact before...
5. Are any of the Death Eaters besides Voldemort, Bellatrix, and Wormtail dead?
I believe so because it says Voledmort screamed when Bellatrix "hist last leutentant died" (forgive my atrocious spelling)
6. How did Fenrir Grayback get out of the castle and able to come back to fight again after he was seen unconscious after being hit over the head by Trelawney's crystal ball?

7. Why was the Sorcerer's Stone in Dumbledore's possession at the start of the story?
Start of the series? Because Nicholas Flamel asked him to guard it because Dumbledore thought Voldemort may be out to get it
8. Why didn't the Order and the "seven Potters" have disillusionment charms on themselves as they were leaving Privet Drive?
That would have defeated the purpose, they wanted to distract and confuse the Death Eaters
9. Where were the Dursleys taken and how are they?

10. What did Dudley see when the dementors attacked him -- why did he hear scary voices?

11. Why were the house elves not using elf magic when they joined the fight?

12. Where was Sirius' motorcycle stored all these years?

13. What was the career path of all the principles of the story after the fighting was over? Did the three heros return to school to finish their seventh year?

14. Why did JKR tell us that Harry might get a new pet?
Because she thought he might, maybe she was going to write in another pet after she killed of Hedwig. Maybe the dragon lol
15. Did Umbridge ever get punished?
i hope so
16. Where's Fluffy and why wasn't he fighting?

17. Why wasn't Victor Krum fighting? Where was Madam Maxine?
the sissy probably ran away, she probably didnt know
18. Did the elves ever get more freedoms?

19. How did the Durmstrang boat appear inside the Lake? Is there a connecting waterway?
Magic
20. What happened to Florean Fortescue?
My guess is Voldemort killed her
21. What did James and Lilly do for a living?
aurors
22. What are the twelve uses of dragon's blood?

23. How was Dumbledore able to see invisible things?
Did I miss that? Where does it say that?
hes dumbledore
24. How did Dumbledore learn how to understand Parseltongue?
I don't remember this being discussed either but since Ron figured out how to open the Chamber of Secrets by imitating Harry I guess it can be learned
25. Which teachers are married? I can't see any of them being married, its like a Catholic school...they are nuns and monks lol




1) wasnt ted tonks just a muggleborn? and it wsnt really desperate circumstances, as andromeda could have healed harry.

5)i bet there were a whole bunch of death eaters dead, but it wasnt important to the storyline to mention them. =]

21)well i dont think they had jobs because i remember jkr saying somewhere that james didnt need to have a job as he had inherited a large amount of money. so petunia had it right in the 3rd book. [i think] they were unemployed. but if they had had jobs, they most likely would have been aurors.
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Re: Questions left unanswered?



StoryMing wrote:
We also never find out what became of Luna in later years, or abt Hagrid's ralations with Mme Maxime.

Or if Prof Lockhart ever eventually made a full recovery- though I suppose most of us don't care ALL that much...

Or, as was pointed out, whether Harry actually ever did become an auror.

Or what became of George. Poor George. I can't imagine what it would be to be the remaining/ surviving half of a pair of twins.




i doubt lockhart was fully recovered at the end of the war. maybe by the epilogue. because they visited him 3 years after he had had his memory removed and he had made very little progress.

harry wouldnt have needed to become an auror, they were for catching dark wizards and voldemort was gone.
actually there would have been dark wizards after voldemort wouldnt there? im really stupid sometimes.

yes i feel so bad for george. the twins were always together and its like he lost half of himself.
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laney619 wrote:
What I want to know is, who is Snape's source in the Order? When he tells Voldemort the right date of Harry's departure from his house to the Burrow, how did he know? I vaguely recall some conversation about this - was it Dumbledore's portrait?




He was messing with Mundungus' head... had him under an Imperius Charm... and yes, the conversation we heard was in Snape's memory when he was talking to Dumbledore's portrait.
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Re: Questions left unanswered?

i saw a post where someone asked how was draco the master of the elder wand but couldnt find it again.

on the tower in HBP, draco disarmed dumbledore. this made him the master because he "removed" the wand from its previous owner, he won it, he didnt just take it.

then, in the room of requirement, harry disarmed draco. so he is the master of the elder wand.

voldy thought snape was the master because he killed dumbledore but draco was already the master of the wand.
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*specialis revelio!*...nothing happens... "hey hermione, can i borrow that eraser??"

=]

i had the deluxe edition of the 6th book, its not much different is it? even the illustrations, they're just larger versions of the chapter pics. well, theres the cover and the case. but still. thats not worth an extra...$30?



dcsbelle wrote:
Okay, I wasn't going to mention that since I had the deluxe edition and figured it was typeset differently. Excluding the probably twenty pages of illustratiions at the end my book had 759 pages of text. Is that true of the regular edition, too? Maybe those other 26 pages are where our unanswered questions lie!:smileyhappy: Is there a charm you have to cast to make them appear? Get your wands out!



Proper-T wrote:
Do we realize that there was only like 758 pages or something... a lot less than 784, wasn't it???



dcsbelle wrote:
Aahh, Psychee, 784 pages read though and so many questions still left unanswered. JKR's got a lot of 'splaining to do!









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Re: Questions left unanswered?

Personally, I was thinking that maybe the person that does magic late in life was Dung Fletcher. I don't remember reading ANYWHERE that he was capable of magic. I know he's a half-blood, so he would have been aware of the wizarding world, but I don't remember him having a wand. And he disapparated off the back of Moody's broom during the chase that he didn't even want to be a part of... I would call that a pretty desperate circumstance.

Everything I remember about Dung says he's just a thief and a scoundrel that Dumbledore thinks is valuable because he hears things most of the Order wouldn't. He's welcome in areas of the wizarding world where none of them would be as well... so I think it MIGHT have been him. :shrug:

Just a thought...
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NanMcD wrote:
Personally, I was thinking that maybe the person that does magic late in life was Dung Fletcher. I don't remember reading ANYWHERE that he was capable of magic. I know he's a half-blood, so he would have been aware of the wizarding world, but I don't remember him having a wand. And he disapparated off the back of Moody's broom during the chase that he didn't even want to be a part of... I would call that a pretty desperate circumstance.

Everything I remember about Dung says he's just a thief and a scoundrel that Dumbledore thinks is valuable because he hears things most of the Order wouldn't. He's welcome in areas of the wizarding world where none of them would be as well... so I think it MIGHT have been him. :shrug:

Just a thought...




No, good thought, but he apparated right in front of Harry in Book 5 to get away from him...
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Psychee wrote:


NanMcD wrote:
Personally, I was thinking that maybe the person that does magic late in life was Dung Fletcher. I don't remember reading ANYWHERE that he was capable of magic. I know he's a half-blood, so he would have been aware of the wizarding world, but I don't remember him having a wand. And he disapparated off the back of Moody's broom during the chase that he didn't even want to be a part of... I would call that a pretty desperate circumstance.

Everything I remember about Dung says he's just a thief and a scoundrel that Dumbledore thinks is valuable because he hears things most of the Order wouldn't. He's welcome in areas of the wizarding world where none of them would be as well... so I think it MIGHT have been him. :shrug:

Just a thought...




No, good thought, but he apparated right in front of Harry in Book 5 to get away from him...




Hmmm... I forgot about that. Guess there goes THAT theory. I am still sitting here trying to figure it out. lol

I also wanted so badly to know what the Dementors showed to Dudley, but that didn't happen either. Although I was really impressed with Dudley's behavior towards Harry right before they left. I wish Petunia could have found it in herself to apologize to Harry for her treatment towards him, but I think she carried some resentment towards him because she really wanted to be a witch when she was a child, and now her sister's son had the same gift she had wanted.

Also I thought we were going to be told what James and Lily did for a living. I was assuming that James was probably an Auror, and Lily probably worked for St Mungo's since she was so good with Potions and had that empathic nature about her.
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NanMcD wrote:
Personally, I was thinking that maybe the person that does magic late in life was Dung Fletcher. I don't remember reading ANYWHERE that he was capable of magic. I know he's a half-blood, so he would have been aware of the wizarding world, but I don't remember him having a wand. And he disapparated off the back of Moody's broom during the chase that he didn't even want to be a part of... I would call that a pretty desperate circumstance.

Everything I remember about Dung says he's just a thief and a scoundrel that Dumbledore thinks is valuable because he hears things most of the Order wouldn't. He's welcome in areas of the wizarding world where none of them would be as well... so I think it MIGHT have been him. :shrug:

Just a thought...




Mundungus was definately a wizard because in OOP he is the one that disapparates while he's supposed to be watching Harry when the dementors attack at Little Whinging.
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Psychee wrote:
Thanks for the thread!
1. Who was the non-magical person who did magic under desperate circumstances?

[...]

Here's one more: why did the Lestranges and Barty Crouch Jr. go after the Longbottoms and torture them for information about Voldemort's whereabouts after Voldemort fell at Godric's Hollow?

Of course it would be nice to know how the Potters and Longbottoms actually did defy Voldemort three times.
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Re: Questions left unanswered?

I, overall thought this book was great. Yes, she did leave some things un-answerd, but i still thought it was good.

But i have two questions. Maybe i missed the answers, or maybe she didnt answer them. but still, if someone could help me out, id appreciate it.

1. Why was Harry's eyes resembling Lilly's so important.
2. I remember JKR saying something about someone who was gonna produce magic under pressure. Who was it?

Sorry if these are stupid or obvious questions, but i just cant figure it out.
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xer0x360 wrote:
1. Why was Harry's eyes resembling Lilly's so important.
2. I remember JKR saying something about someone who was gonna produce magic under pressure. Who was it?

Sorry if these are stupid or obvious questions, but i just cant figure it out.




1. The Eyes:

In the pensieve memory, right after the Potters were killed and Snape was in Dumbledore's office weeping his heart out, Dumbledore told Snape that Lily had a son and that that son had Lily's eyes...her exact eyes... and he used this to convince Snape that at least a part of Lily was still alive and that he should dedicate himself to keeping that son alive.

It was also the last thing that Snape looked at as he died, as a way of having Lily with him as he passed away...

Also, in the last book, Slughorn gave up the critical memory to Harry as a result of seeing Lily in his eyes.

2. Late Magic

People on this board are still trying to work that one out. See our various thoughts about it above...

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Would anyone here like to now take a stab at a definitive answer for why Dumbledore had a "Gleam of Triumph" in Book 4?
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All of the above (great lists ya'll!) plus why in Merlins name did she say the last word of the book was 'scar' it wasn't! ok it was the 'subject of the last sentance but geeeees... was it different any in the brit edition? Or the 'Deluxe'?

I think the book was a great read, well written but shge left out most all of the things she said woudl be n there! *agnst*
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Psychee wrote:
Would anyone here like to now take a stab at a definitive answer for why Dumbledore had a "Gleam of Triumph" in Book 4?




It's in the King's Cross chapter, at least what I get out of it is that now, with the double-bond between them, Voldemort had made it so that when he went to kill Harry, he would be able only to kill the horcrux/soul-piece of himself in Harry, but he had "tethered Harry to life", making him (Harry) in a sense unkillable while he, Voldemort, still lived.
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I believe Stan Shunpike was the person performing magic late in life under the imperius curse. Wasn't he a squib when he worked on the night bus.
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I still think it was Harry's blood being in Voldemort and changing him somehow. Maybe it softened him up a bit, made him easier to kill. I'm not sure how it changed the end really, but he seemed to have a soft spot for Bella, in the graveyard he seemed to be reminiscing about his family and then I was really surprised in the first chapter how he mentioned more than once that it was his mistakes that caused Harry to still be alive. I think all those things may be tied to now having Harry's blood and love in his veins.



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I have a question. I think I mist have missed this detail--how did Harry know to go to Gringotts to find the cup? I know he knew there was something important in the vault because of the way Bellatrix was acting, but how did he know it was the cup, specifically?
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StoryMing wrote:


Psychee wrote:
Would anyone here like to now take a stab at a definitive answer for why Dumbledore had a "Gleam of Triumph" in Book 4?




It's in the King's Cross chapter, at least what I get out of it is that now, with the double-bond between them, Voldemort had made it so that when he went to kill Harry, he would be able only to kill the horcrux/soul-piece of himself in Harry, but he had "tethered Harry to life", making him (Harry) in a sense unkillable while he, Voldemort, still lived.




I also think that might be the answer...
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sarahlu78 wrote:
I have a question. I think I mist have missed this detail--how did Harry know to go to Gringotts to find the cup? I know he knew there was something important in the vault because of the way Bellatrix was acting, but how did he know it was the cup, specifically?




He knew the cup was a Horcrux and I guess that was the reason he thought it was there. He would have been really stumped if it had been the diadem, though, wouldn't he?