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Flesh, Blood and Bone

- Chapter 32

"Kill the spare."
-- Lord Voldemort

GF32: Flesh, Blood and Bone

Harry and Cedric are transported to a graveyard, encountering Voldemort. Cedric is killed, Harry is tied to Riddle’s tombstone, and Wormtail resurrects Voldemort.

Interesting facts and notes

Cedric shook his head. He got up, pulled Harry to his feet, and they looked around.

Cedric's essential decency and goodness shines through again. He helps Harry up.

"Kill the spare ..."

They had left the Hogwarts grounds completely; they had obviously traveled miles - perhaps hundreds of miles - for even the mountains surrounding the castle were gone.

Measuring from the most likely locations for both Little Hangleton in the north of England and Hogwarts near Rannoch in the Highlands, the distance is around 175 miles.

Harry couldn't make out a face, but from the way it was walking and holding its arms, he could tell that it was carrying something. Whoever it was, he was short, and wearing a hooded cloak pulled up over his head to obscure his face. And - several paces nearer, the gap between them closing all the time - Harry saw that the thing in the persons arms looked like a baby ... or was it merely a bundle of robes?

Two events in book seven come to mind here: Hagrid carrying Harry's inert body from the Forest and even more obviously, the grotesque, hideous baby form of Voldemort Harry sees under the bench during his conversation with Dumbledore in "King's Cross."

 

... the marble headstone. Harry saw the name upon it ... TOM RIDDLE

When the film was being made, a still of Harry in the graveyard was released as part of the pre-publicity. Fans immediately noticed that the names and dates on the tombstone were wrong and spoke up. Warner Bros. changed the inscription in post-production. Unfortunately, the date still doesn't agree with canon.

The original tombstone read:

THOMAS RIDDLE
1880-1943
MARY RIDDLE
1883-1943
TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE
1915-1943

The most obvious error is the name "TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE," which is Lord Voldemort's name, and this is not his grave. The date of 1943 is incorrect, since the murders happened in 1942. And if this was a reference to Tom Marvolo Riddle, the birth date of 1915 is eleven years too early. The tombstone should show the name and dates for Voldemort's father.

The corrected version changed TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE and his dates to the following:

TOM RIDDLE
1905-1943

Better, certainly, but still not quite correct. I have to give them credit for listening to fans and making an effort to fix the error.

The cloaked man was now conjuring tight cords around Harry, tying him from neck to ankles to the headstone. 

Yet another example of magical binding. In Order of the Phoenix, Umbridge uses the spell Incarcerous to do this.

"Flesh - of the servant - w-willingly given - you will - revive - your master. "

no child alive ever had a face like that - flat and snakelike, with gleaming red eyes.

and

and Harry stared back into the face that had haunted his nightmares for three years. Whiter than a skull, with wide, livid scarlet eyes and a nose that was flat as a snakes with slits for nostrils ...

So here we discover where the filmmakers got the idea that Voldemort had no nose. Too bad they didn't also include the gleaming scarlet eyes!

Lord Voldemort had risen again.

Exceptional character moments

Wormtail, who cuts off his right hand on his master's orders, just as his master had said (GF1).

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