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Most of the differences between the US and UK editions are very minor, simply changes to phrasing or terms to make the text easier to understand for American readers. However, a few differences are a little bigger than that. In a couple of cases, one version gives a nugget of canon information that the other misses entirely. Since canon facts are what the Lexicon is all about, we've been tracking these differences over the years. Here are a few interesting ones: Read More
• Event Narcissa brings the captives into the drawing room so Draco can positively identify Harry. He does so reluctantly and half-heartedly, but before the Dark Lord is summoned Bellatrix tortures Hermione and Griphook for information about the Sword of Gryffindor. During the torture Harry and Ron are brought to the cellar where… Read More
• Event Mr. Lovegood explains the history of the Deathly Hallows, then tries to sell Harry to the Ministry. The trio just barely escapes. Harry thinks he has figured out the mystery of the Hallows. The Lovegoods’ tower-like home, which reminds Ron of a rook in chess, is near the village of Ottery… Read More
• Character Abraxas Malfoy was a wizard who was believed to be involved in a plot which led to the first Muggle-born Minister for Magic, Nobby Leach, leaving office owing to a mysterious illness (Pm). Abraxas died of Dragon Pox (HBP9). Read More
• Character Alderton was an alleged Muggle-born wizard who was accused of “stealing magic” and sent to Azkaban by the Muggle-born Registration Commission in the days when the Ministry was controlled by Death Eaters (DH13). He claimed to be the son of Arkie Alderton, a wizard (DH13). Read More
• Character Alecto and Amycus Carrow (JKR) were Death Eaters, a brother and sister, part of the group of Death Eaters that invaded Hogwarts in June of 1997 (HBP27); Snape implies that they were never sent to Azkaban (HBP2). When Voldemort took over Hogwarts, Alecto Carrow became the Muggle Studies teacher… Read More
• Character Alice Longbottom, along with her husband Frank, were Aurors, popular in the Wizarding World, who fought valiantly against Voldemort and his supporters during the 1970s. Frank and Alice were captured by Death Eaters shortly after the fall of Voldemort (late 1981). They were subjected to the Cruciatus Curse in an attempt… Read More
• Character Amycus Carrow was a squat, “lumpy” looking wizard with a lopsided leer and a wheezy giggle. Part of the group of Death Eaters who participated in the Battle of the Tower, where Amycus egged on Draco to kill Dumbledore, and had fun trying to curse Ginny Weasley (HBP27). Snape… Read More
• Character Antonin Dolohov was one of Tom Riddle’s friends after leaving school, one of the original Death Eaters (HBP20). Read More
• Character Argus Pyrites was a servant of Voldemort, quite a dandy wearing white silk gloves. Read More
• Symbols Viewed hanging on the walls in the Office of Magical Law Enforcement in an alternate timeline in which Draco Malfoy is an Auror, Harry died, and Voldemort survived to rule the Wizarding World (CC3.3). Read More
• Character Augustus Rookwood was a Death Eater and spy in the Ministry during the first war with Voldemort. He worked for the Department of Mysteries but had agents throughout the Ministry, not all of whom knew who they were really working for. (For example, Rookwood was an old friend of Ludo… Read More
• Character Avery was a Death Eater who attended Hogwarts with Severus Snape and served the Dark Lord during the first war with Voldemort (GF27). He avoided Azkaban by claiming to be under the Imperius Curse (GF27, OP9), and thus was punished by Voldemort with the Cruciatus Curse once the… Read More
• Event He does so after she is found holding the wand which had cast a Dark Mark above the World Cup campground. The Ministry officials realize it is very unlikely that the house-elf really cast the spell, but Winky’s possession of a wand violates the Code of Wand use. The wand is… Read More
• Character Bartemius Crouch Jr., known as Barty, was one of Voldemort’s most faithful Death Eaters. Barty Crouch Jr. was the only child of Ministry official Barty Crouch, Sr., who personally sent his son to Azkanban. Read More
• Event May 1-2, 1998 The climactic final showdown between the side of good and the side of evil. Hogwarts castle was damaged in this battle and fifty people died defending it, including Fred Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevey. The Death Eaters enlisted giants, Dementors, and Acromantulas to fight for… Read More
• Event The Battle of the Seven Potters is an aerial battle over southern England fought on the evening of 27 July 1997 between members of the Order of the Phoenix led by Mad-Eye Moody and a group of Death Eaters led by Lord Voldemort. The Order of the Phoenix strives to… Read More
• Timelines and calendars During the Second War, battles were fought between Death Eaters and allies of the Ministry, including Aurors and members of the Order of the Phoenix. Some of these battles were single combats, but others were pitched battles between small groups of combatants. In the end, the final defeat of Voldemort… Read More
• Event Bellatrix is the oldest daughter of Cygnus and Druella Black, members of an aristocratic family which placed a high value on blood status. Read More
• Character Bellatrix Lestrange was one of Voldemort’s most devoted Death Eaters, a cruel and vicious woman who was guilty of torturing and murdering wizards and Muggles alike. Bella, as she was sometimes called, was the oldest daughter of Druella Rosier and Cygnus Black of the “Noble and Most Ancient House of Black.”… Read More
• Character This unnamed, “massive” Death Eater was part of the group that invaded Hogwarts where he did tremendous damage (HBP27). Possibly the same person as the “Brutal-faced Death Eater”. It was his Avada Kedavra that killed fellow Death Eater Gibbon when it missed Lupin. He cast the Incendio spell that set… Read More
• Event During the Battle of the Tower in June of 1997, Bill Weasley is attacked by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback. It is not the full moon, so the wounds do not lead to full-blown lycanthropy, but Bill’s face is terribly scarred and he develops a yen for raw meat (HBP29)… Read More