Harry Potter Plot Holes

1. My ‘favorite’ plot hole is Barty Crouch Jr. as Alastor Moody in the Goblet of Fire. This is not a plot hole, exactly, just highly unrealistic (even for a fantasy novel). You’re telling me that Crouch went to the extraordinary lengths to impersonate Moody for an entire school year, drinking enormous amounts of polyjuice potion, manipulating magical goblets, tipping off Harry here and tripping up other contestants there all year round just for the opportunity to get Harry to touch a portkey and end up in a graveyard?

According to Hermione in the Goblet of Fire after Crouch Sr. went missing. They (Voldemort/Crouch Jr.) want Harry’s “death”  to seem like an accident and beside wouldn’t it be a bit supicious and non-accdiental death if one professor and one student went missing?  (I would use the quote but I can’t find it)

2. About Hermione’s meory bit in book 7. There is a difference between MODIFYING someone’s memory (which is acutally what Hermione does to her parents) and completley wiping someone’s brain (like what Lockhart TRIED to do in COS).

3. Owning wands-I think this ONLY applies to the Elder Wand.

4.Harry had seen his mother’s death and it had sunk in… yet he could see the thestrals only in his 5th year and they are supposed to drive the carriages… Before the 5th book the carriages were horseless and then suddenly…. they are visible… That is funny…

Acording to JK Rowling:

“I’ve been asked this a lot. Harry didn’t see his parents die. He was in his cot at the time (he was just over a year old) and, as I say in ‘Philosopher’s Stone’, all he saw was a flash of green light. He didn’t see Quirrell’s death, either. Harry had passed out before Quirrell died and was only told about it by Dumbledore in the last chapter.

He did, however, witness the murder of Cedric, and it is this that makes him able to see the Thestrals at last. Why couldn’t he see the Thestrals on his trip back to the train station? Well, I didn’t want to start a new mystery, which would not be resolved for a long time, at the very end of the fourth book. I decided, therefore, that until Harry is over the first shock, and really feels what death means (ie, when he fully appreciates that Cedric is gone forever and that he can never come back, which takes time, whatever age you are) he would not be able to see the Thestrals. After two months away from school during which he has dwelled endlessly on his memories of the murder and had nightmares about it, the Thestrals have taken shape and form and he can see them quite clearly.”

5.  Hagrid has to be a half-giant to show people (like Umbridge`s, Malfoy`s, etc) hatred  to half-breeds.

6. About Lockhart`s office. I think its the difference between American naming of floor levels and Britain`s system of the samething  since in Britain they call the acutally “FIRST FLOOR”  the “GROUND FlOOR”, and and what we call the “SECOND FLOOR” they would call it the “FIRST FLOOR” , etc.  Note: I think this is the American  publsiher`s mistake since she probably didn`t know about the difference in stories here and in the UK.



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