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Welcome to Harry Potter Theory! This podcast features Harry Potter Theories, Fantastic Beasts Theories, Explanations, Top Lists, News, Character Backstories, Fan Fictions & More!

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Welcome to Harry Potter Theory! This podcast features Harry Potter Theories, Fantastic Beasts Theories, Explanations, Top Lists, News, Character Backstories, Fan Fictions & More!

    Why Don't the Hogwarts Founders Have Magical Portraits? - Harry Potter Theory

    Why Don't the Hogwarts Founders Have Magical Portraits? - Harry Potter Theory

    Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we’re discussing the 4 founders of Hogwarts- Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Helga Hufflepuff. Specifically, we’re going to be tackling the question of WHY these 4 founders weren’t immortalized in some way (besides the Hogwarts houses of course).
    The primary purpose of wizarding portraits in the Wizarding World is to preserve the memory of a person long after they have passed away. This ensures that their knowledge and wisdom can be passed down to future generations. But, unlike muggle portraits or photographs, which merely capture a still image, wizarding portraits can be animated to capture the essence of a person’s personality. Often, portraits are enchanted to mimic the behaviour and mannerisms of the portrait’s subject. 
    Hogwarts headmasters are an integral part of Hogwarts history, and so it makes sense that their portraits would be immortalized in this very special way. However, I would argue that the Hogwarts FOUNDERS are an even more important part of the school’s history- so, the question remains: why didn’t THEY get portraits? Why weren’t THEY immortalized? I think the founders portraits would fit just perfectly at the entrance to each common room- or perhaps even in a row overlooking the great hall. It also occurred to me that the portraits of the founders could potentially aid in the sorting ceremony.
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    • 12 min
    How Harry Survived Avada Kedavra in the Forbidden Forest - Harry Potter Explained

    How Harry Survived Avada Kedavra in the Forbidden Forest - Harry Potter Explained

    Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we’re discussing Harry’s ‘death’ from Voldemort's Avada Kedavra in the Deathly Hallows. More specifically, we’re going to be diving in and dissecting the nuances of HOW it happened, WHY it happened, and HOW Harry was able to come back to life.
    To set the scene – we’re in the Forbidden Forest and Harry comes face-to-face with Voldemort once again. However, unlike previous confrontations – from his meeting with a fragmented Voldemort attached to Professor Quirrell, to their duel in the graveyard of Little Hangleton – this time Harry does not intend to defend himself or fight back. He’s come to die. Fans of the book will remember the chapter as the aptly named “The Forest Again” and movie lovers will certainly know this scene as the one right after Harry sees his dead loved ones through the magic of the Resurrection Stone – one of the three fabled Deathly Hallows.
    Okay, so what happened? Well, it appears that Harry gets hit with Avada Kedavra- THE KILLING CURSE. It’s well reinforced in Harry Potter that ‘Avada Kedavra’- a terrible dark curse that is known to emit a blindingly intense green bolt of light, kills people. In fact, the only function of the spell is to kill. So, how is Harry able to come back from it? 
    Let's get in to it.
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    • 14 min
    Could Voldemort SURVIVE a Dementor's Kiss? - Harry Potter Theory

    Could Voldemort SURVIVE a Dementor's Kiss? - Harry Potter Theory

    Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today, we're discussing Lord Voldemort and the horrifying guards of Azkaban- Dementors. Specifically, we're going to be taking a look at what would happen if Lord Voldemort himself were subjected to the Dementor's kiss.
    Let's get in to it.
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    • 11 min
    NEW Harry Potter Movie / TV Show - Are They Happening?

    NEW Harry Potter Movie / TV Show - Are They Happening?

    Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we’'ll be addressing all of the rumours surrounding prospective Harry Potter TV Shows and future Harry Potter films.
    I’ve been seeing a lot of commotion online and in my own comment section lately discussing the future of the Harry Potter franchise and what may be next. Most likely, these conversations have been re-ignited by the success of the newly released Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy.
    Fans are now wanting additional Harry Potter content more than ever, which puts franchise owner Warner Bros in a good position. Harry Potter is arguably in the best state that we’ve seen since the original films came out- with previous Harry Potter game and film releases (Fantastic Beasts) succumbing to the incorrigible scrutiny of devote Harry Potter fans across the globe.
    Finally things seem good. Nature is healing.
    And with this recent success, I’ve been bombarded with article after article online boasting about the next big film and/or tv show that’s going to fit in to the franchise.
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    • 10 min
    Is Hogwarts Legacy CANON? - Harry Potter Theory

    Is Hogwarts Legacy CANON? - Harry Potter Theory

    Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we’re discussing Harry Potter and Hogwarts Legacy. Most importantly, however, we’re going to be looking at where these two worlds diverge- tackling the question of whether or not Hogwarts Legacy should be considered a genuine part of Harry Potter canon.
    What IS Canon?
    But now many of you may be asking yourselves- what exactly is canon? And what prior content that’s been published under the wizarding world label fits this description? In order to set the stage, I feel that this needs to be appropriately defined.
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    • 13 min
    Did Molly Weasley Use ANCIENT Magic on Bellatrix? - Harry Potter Theory

    Did Molly Weasley Use ANCIENT Magic on Bellatrix? - Harry Potter Theory

    Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we’re discussing Molly Weasley's defeat of Bellatrix Lestrange bearing NEW information in mind from the latest Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy.
    In the Deathly Hallows Molly Weasley, the sweet caring mother, stands up for her daughter and KILLS one of the most infamous Death Eaters in the Wizarding World - Bellatrix Lestrange.
    We’ll be taking a look at HOW it happened and what spells may have enabled this nurturing mother to take down one of the most powerful dark witches in history.
    Let’s dive in.
    In the Deathly Hallows Part 2 there’s A LOT going on. Voldemort is regaining immense levels of power, Hogwarts is under siege from Death Eaters, and the characters we had grown to love over the years suddenly start dropping off like flies. But while The Battle of Hogwarts certainly had a healthy number of fatalities, not all of them were quite so sad.
    The deaths of characters like Remus Lupin, Severus Snape and Fred Weasley undoubtedly pulled on our heart strings, but we also got to witness the death of some less..favourable characters. One of the most significant being Bellatrix Lestrange.
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    • 11 min

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