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While discussing the fate of the Sorcerer’s Stone with Harry in the Hospital Wing, Dumbledore encourages Harry to use Voldemort’s name: “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”  Harry has not encountered that opinion prior to this moment, but he accepts the advice readily. When Hagrid… Read More
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Professor Lupin‘s first class with the third-year Gryffindors covers boggarts, which shapeshift into a form that the person who encounters it will find the most frightening.  As humans grow and age, they compile more experiences, which result in unique personalities, a deeper capacity for emotions, and more… Read More
• Character Basil Flack was the sixth Minister for Magic only two months in 1752, when he resigned (from fear?) due to a sudden Goblin-Werewolf alliance (Pm). Read More
• Security The Foe-Glass is a device looks like a mirror, but it does not reflect the scene in front of it. Instead, it shows the enemies – the foes – of its owner. The foes are shadowy, indistinct, out-of-focus figures if distant; the images become more distinct as the foes get… Read More
• Character Fulbert the Fearful was a wizard who was famous for being so cowardly he never ventured out of his house. He died when a Defensive Charm backfired and the roof fell in (FW). Read More
• Event This wizard was so cowardly that he never went out of his house. He died when his roof collapsed as a result of a Defensive Charm that backfired (FW). Read More
• Character Dymphna Furmage was a witch who was terrified of pixies after being abducted by some while on holiday in Cornwall (FW43). Read More