There are at least a million reasons why you should re-watch the Harry Potter series, but I’m about to outline some of the amazing little details that’ll have you reaching for the box-set quicker than the last glazed donut in a box of Krispy Kremes.
We all know the Wizarding World is one of many secrets and everything we manage to uncover just makes the series better, but recently, one revelation about Harry Potter’s arch-nemesis, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, has left us questioning if we had actually missed way more clues then we thought.
Keep scrolling to find out everything that even die-hard Potterheads missed throughout the movies… Prepare to have your mind blown.
We’ve all been guilty of binge-watching the Harry Potter series, haven’t we?
Nothing beats a nice cup of tea in front of the TV with our favorite bunch of wizards trying to defeat evil.
And it seems like we’ll never get bored of it either.
This has truly left me questioning everything I know about the franchise… Here’s a list of little quirks that you didn’t pick up on while you were watching the movies the first time. Or the second. Or the third.
We all know Daniel is a great actor. The series just wouldn’t have been the same without him and his little, round glasses, but did you know he was drunk on set a lot of the time?
Daniel has talked about his relationship with alcohol, admitting he was actually drunk in certain scenes.
“I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes.”
You would think that would change our view of the actor but it really doesn’t. As a matter of fact, it just makes him seem much better at his job because even though he was actually pissed, he still managed to deliver some top-notch drama.
The famous trio is known for their ability to excel in their magic with the help of their wands, obviously. But did you know the material of their wand relates to a trait of theirs?
His birthday is July 31st, right? And according to that means his wand is made from the wood, holly. And holly is actually the tree of sacrifice so, right from the start, Harry’s fate had already been revealed.
The scar on Harry’s forehead is truly iconic. Without it, he wouldn’t be the Harry Potter, would he? But with such an important detail like that, you would think that J.K Rowling would specify where it is located exactly.
According to the artwork on the cover of her books, the scar should be in the middle of Harry’s forehead, but in the movies, it is on the left side.
A minor but important detail.
Lily’s muggle sister, Petunia, references meeting Severus Snape when she’s talking about dementors. Even though she mentions it in the Order of Pheonix, we don’t find out until the Deathly Hallows that she actually came into contact with Snape.
When asked about dementors, she says, “I heard that awful boy telling her about them years ago.” And that awful boy ended up being none other than Severus Snape.
Some of these clues require a lot of thought, but once you understand them, everything becomes so clear. This little hint that Snap dropped about the death of Harry’s mother is so well-hidden, even the fanatics couldn’t figure it out.
“What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?”
If you look into the Victorian language of flowers, asphodel is a type of lily, and wormwood means “absence” and is a symbol of bitter sorrow. So, one can interpret this as “I bitterly regret Lily’s death.”
Shocked? Me too.
This one really got me.
The number thirteen has always been associated with bad luck but this idea prevails the most in this series. Professor Trelawney, the slightly batsh*t crazy Divination teacher would not sit at the table with everyone else because she said that would mean the first to rise would die if there were thirteen people sat together.
As Dumbledore rose to greet Trelawney, it was determined, that he would die first. And he did. The same exact thing happened to Siris Black.
They should have listened…
This is something I’ve always wondered. You know when characters transform into their animagus form, what happens to their clothing?
Is there some sort of wizarding spell for that too? Because that’s pretty helpful.
These two were destined to be together right from the start.
Ron’s patronus is a Jack Russel Terrier, and Hermione’s is an otter. The weirdest thing is that Jack Russel’s are known for chasing otters. And it doesn’t end there… Otters are also part of the weasel family… Weasley, get it?
And again, this one is mind-blowing.
At one point, we see Hagrid telling Ronan that a unicorn’s been injured and he replies: “Always the innocent are the first victims.”
What’s the significance? I hear you ask. Well, it’s all in the wand, yet again. Cedric’s wand was made from unicorn hair. Wow.
And the most recent revelation that has left the world questioning everything they knew about the book involves the demon himself, Voldermort.
And it’s always the simple things that make the most impact.
“Did you know? In the Harry Potter films, Voldemort’s robes faded in color every time a Horcrux was destroyed, to give the impression he was slowly fading away.”
Everyone knows you have to wash black clothing carefully. God.
I don’t care, I will be re-watching the entire series just to watch Voldermort’s cloak turn slightly grey. Someone bring me some popcorn!
And since the festive period is just around the corner, I’ve got some other good movie suggestions for you…