- Was a bully
- Jinxed people when he was bored and laughed at it
- Was totally okay with Remus being a werewolf
- Became an unregistered animagus so that his werewolf friend wouldn’t have to suffer through the full moon alone
- Realized within a few years what a douche he was to people
- Changed for the better
- Loved his wife and his son with all his heart and wanted only what was best for them
- Joined the Order of the Phoenix as soon as he left Hogwarts
- Faced Lord Voldemort without a wand, in hope of buying Lily and Harry time, knowing that he stood no chance of surviving
- Thought muggle-borns were inferior
- Called his only friend “mudblood”
- Became a Death Eater
- Told Voldemort about the prophecy, bc he was 100% okay with killing an infant
- When he got to know that it was Lily’s son, he asked Voldemort to spare HER, not caring how she would feel to have her son and husband killed
- Bullied Harry simply because he was James’ son
- Bullied Neville until he became the poor boy’s WORST FEAR (that same poor boy who witnessed his parents get tortured to insanity by Bellatrix, yet SNAPE was his worst fear.)
- Shamed Hermione for her teeth until she cried. And then she permanently changed them.
- Threatened to kill Trevor when Neville failed to do a potion
- Used his position of power as a teacher to make students’ lives miserable
- Told everyone Lupin was a werewolf, and intended to get him fired
- Knew that Sirius didn’t tell Voldemort the Potters’ location (I could explain how but I can’t bother now) but still wanted him to get a dementor’s kiss bc of what happened when they were 16
- Helped Harry in the end
But sure, go ahead and tell me Snape was a better person than James.
If truth potions exist, why was Sirus Black convicted of the murders he didn’t commit? Wouldn’t interrogation under the effects of a truth potion reveal his innocence?
If Voldemort could curse the Defense Against the Dark Arts professorship, why didn’t he just also curse the position of headmaster? Why not curse the position of Auror? Why not use that ability to try and stop everyone who opposed him? Furthermore, if Dumbledore knew that the position was cursed, why didn’t he try to do anything about it?
If Voldemort is the result of being conceived under the effect of a love potion, wouldn’t that mean there are a lot more Voldemorts running around in the world? Or is date rape and loveless marriages just not a thing for wizards?
If the power to travel through time exists, why do they only use this power to let a 13 year old girl take extra classes? Why not use it to stop Voldemort? Why not use it to solve crimes by revisiting the scene when it took place?
How did Dumbledore not know about the Marauder’s Map and its users in general?
Why didn’t Dumbledore do anything about James bullying the shit out of Snape? Shouldn’t he have learned by that point that bullying wizards never ends well? Is Dumbledore some kind of secret asshole?
Why are young wizards-in-training not allowed to use magic outside of school, even if they’re in a household where their parents use magic all the time? Wouldn’t it make sense for them to practice their skills rather than risk them getting sloppy and lazy over the summer?
Why is the age of majority in the wizarding world 17? Do wizards biologically mature faster than ordinary people?
Does Hogwarts offer classes outside of magic-related stuff? Is there a single wizard who understands basic algebra? What about political science? Is that offered? Do they study muggle literature, or only wizarding literature?
How did literally no one know that Harry and Voldemort had sister wands? Why didn’t Ollivander think to try and tell anyone about this?
Why would anyone agree to participate in the Triwizard Tournament if they didn’t know what the competitions were? What if the contests involved a gangbang?
If Nicholas Flamel invented the Philosopher’s stone and discovered the elixer of life, why wouldn’t he share that elixer with anyone? Wouldn’t that have saved countless lives?
Why is capital punishment forbidden in the wizarding world, but the Dementor’s Kiss, which is objectively worse in every conceivable way, accepted without question?
So I was thinking about the final duel. What if Voldemort really did own the wand when he faced off against Harry, but the catch was that Harry had more of Voldemort’s soul in him than Voldemort, himself? What if the wand was loyal to Voldemort but to his soul rather than his body?
Raise your wands for Sam Beazley, he passed away at age 101 /*
He portrayed Professor Everard in the Harry Potter movies
‘‘When Arthur Weasley was attacked by Nagini in the Department of Mysteries in late 1995, Albus Dumbledore, then Headmaster, asked Everard to go to his portrait at the Ministry of Magic’s Headquarters in order to warn others that Mr Weasley was injured at the Department‘‘
a harry potter inspired curse to create pain in the life of the intended, whether physical or emotional
“Voldemort raised his wand, and before Harry could do anything to defend himself, before he could even move, he had been hit again by the Cruciatus curse. The pain was so intense, so all-consuming, that he no longer knew where he was… white-hot knives were piercing every inch of his skin, his head was surely going to burst with pain; he was screaming more loudly than he’d ever screamed in his life.” — Harry Potter under the effects of the curse
🔪 gather: pins, a white candle, raspberry leaves, a representative object, a wand, and a white candle
🔪 light the white candle, melt some of the wax
🔪 use the wax to bind the raspberry leaf to the object
🔪 stick the area with the wax and the leaf full of pins
🔪 gesture with the wand around the object, chant “crucio!”
So, I’ve been reading through Harry Potter theories recently, and the one that always struck me as fascinating was the one that theorizes that Dumbledore is repsresentation of death, and that Voldemort (The Elder Wand), Harry (The Invisibilty Cloak), and Snape (The Resurrection Stone) are the three brothers (pictured above).
I’ve always looked at Voldermort’s name and thought: ah, it means “fly from death”, vol meaning “flight” in French.
But “vol” can also mean “stolen”. “Stolen from death”.
If Dumbledore himself is a symbol for death, this makes sense in a whole new way. Because Voldemort stole the Elder Wand from Dumbledore’s grave. “Stolen from death” indeed.
I can’t find any of the long, essay-style posts I used to have on hand for this situation. But here are a few disjointed reaons why, predominantly bc I was having a conversation about it in chat and that gets choppy…
Everything about snape was wrong, and I hate hearing people go on about how good he was, selfless, how he LOVED Lily and she ‘left him for James’…
Like… there’s a long list of reasons why you’re wrong, and i will type an entire fucking essay on it, don’t you test me.
He was obsessed, not in love. He stalked her.
He offered Voldemort the lives of James and Harry (explicitly), but asked her spared so she would run back to him (in his fucked up mind).
He never grew up.
It didn’t start when he called her the worst slur you can call someone in the magical world… it started before that, that was just the moment lily realised he wasn’t going to change and her friendship wasn’t enough to get him to.
He called her a slur, refused to apologise… and then went out of his way to throw a like, decade-long pity party… He literally loved Black Magics before he called her that, and was utterly anticsocial (swhich was not James’ fault); and then he up and joined the magical equivalent of NAZIs. Who targeted muggleborns… like Lily.
He only joined Dumbledore’s side to save his own skin, but he attached it to his fantasy of being with lily. Like, he joined the order to be closer to her. That sort of shit happens in real life with stalkers, and it’s not romantic but terrifying.
Me and @ferret-face did a sprint for 500 words. She wrote for Draco and I wrote for Harry. Here is my piece.
The ground felt cold and wet against his back. Harry was not sure if it was from the rain that had fallen, or blood left over from the battle but he dare not look. Noise was all around him and it made him want to cover his ears. There was people screaming and crying, jeering and laughing, and some noises that Harry could not even describe.
There was once sound above all that Harry heard the loudest. In reality, it was quiet and was impossible to hear with all of the other commotion.
“No…” was all he heard from the one person he wished would not have to witness this.
While Harry lay on the cold ground, pretending to be dead after Lord Voldemort hit him with a final killing curse, Draco Mafloy’s heart broke and Harry heard it like it was the loudest noise around him.
He wanted to run to him and tell him that it was all a lie, that it was all a diversion. But if he did that, then Voldemort would attack the onlookers right then and there in a fit of rage. Harry needed this moment of surprise and not even Draco Malfoy’s broken heart could tear him away.
Voldemort tried to silence the crowd, but his magic would not hold. Harry’s hand twitched in a mockery of him trying to reach out for Draco as he heard the telling sounds of a soft sob.
“No.. No don’t cry,” Harry thought. “I can’t keep going like this, please don’t cry.” He was glad that everyone was more focused on the threatening figure of the Dark Lord than they were of him. If anyone suspected… if anyone could see him breathing….
“Draco come here,” Lucius called. “Come with us.”
“No,” Draco called back with a certain strength that seemed strange on him, but not unwelcome. “No. I’m staying here. I’m not going back with… with him. Not after what Harry did for us.”
Again, Harry fought the urge to run to him and hold him in his arms. “You do have some Gryffindor in you after all,” He thought to himself. A small smile appeared on his face.
“Look at that. Your son the blood traitor. Why am I not surprised? Your family has been nothing but a disappointment,” Voldemort sneered at the cowering couple. Voldemort raised his wand, a fateful and familiar green curse lit up at the tip. Just as he was about to speak the words, Harry jumped up from his spot on the cold ground.
“No,” He shouted with all of the courage he could muster. “You won’t have him. Expeliarmus!”
But he was too late.
The spell had already left the tip of Voldemort’s wand and was headed straight for Draco. A scream from Draco’s mother was the only warning he had before Draco was thrown back into the rubble of the school.
“DRACO,” Harry cried, but he could not go to him. Voldemort was on him in an inst(Stopped here because i won :) )