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Nicole July 22nd, 2007 12:35 am

Unanswered Questions
 
Well, the last book has been read. Jo may never write another book in the Potterverse setting (though I'm sure many of us will continue to wish that she will do so!). :( So what lingering questions do people still have?

Here are a few of mine:
What happened to the Dursleys?
What were the contents of the letter Albus left on the doorstep with baby Harry?
How did James and Lily defy Voldemort thrice?
Did Harry ever go back to Godric's Hollow and into the house-turned-shrine?
Why did Rita Skeeter (apparently) survive?
What was the fate of Toad Umbridge?
Draco was still around, but what were the fates of his parents?
Did anyone ever suggest Harry Potter as Minister of/for Magic?
Where the heck was Trevor in this book? :err:

The Forum Rules are in operation as always.

Where was Crookshanks?
Who was it that Draco married ~ Was it Pansy?
Who was Headmaster or Headmistress after Snape?

rotsiepots July 22nd, 2007 10:36 am

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
I daresay McGonagall was still the headmistress of Hogwarts when Neville was teaching Herbology. It was her rightful position and witches and wizards live for a very long time.

Nicole July 22nd, 2007 3:22 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
What jobs (if any) did the trio end up having?

hermy_weasley2 July 22nd, 2007 4:16 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
What happened to the dragon? Was it never noticed again?
Did Hermione ever get to Australia to re-work her parents' memories?

Kendra July 22nd, 2007 9:50 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
Mine...

1. Did Snape get a portrait?
2. Did harry ever see Petunia/Vernon/Dudley again? What happened to them?
3. What did Dudley see with the Dementors?
4. So Umbridge was truly evil? What happened to her?
5. Did Hermione's parents ever come back from Australia?!
6. Who got a reprieve from death?
7. What were the other titles for the book?
8. Who replaced Snape as Headmaster of Hogwarts?
9. Who was the squib who managed magic late in life?
10. Did Dumbledore kill his sister?
11. What happened to Fudge?
12. What careers did the trio have?
13. What became of Griphook and the disappearing sword?
14. Who did Draco marry?
15. What curse did Molly use to kill Bellatrix?
16. Did Voldemort's curse lift off the DADA job?
17. How did Voldemort manage to fly, where did he learn it?
18. Who did Teddy Tonks live with?

Liselle July 22nd, 2007 9:56 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
I asked this on LJ too

Who was the person who'd perform magic under desperate circumstances??

Nicole July 23rd, 2007 2:41 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liselle (Post 4630319)
Who was the person who'd perform magic under desperate circumstances??

I believe it was Merope Gaunt in HBP. The question asked of Jo in the interview involved someone who did not attend Hogwarts. I can't think of any other character who fit. :shrug:

gertiekeddle July 23rd, 2007 3:05 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
What were the contents of the letter Albus left on the doorstep with baby Harry?
I got the impression that were the explanation about the protection Harry had due to the blood relation with Petunia only. The owl 'conversation' Albus and Petunia seemed to be covered with Petunia's begging for access at Hogwarts.

I guess we can assume that Hermione went back to her parents since all turned out good in the end.

Not of major interest (we already have these questions above), but still:
What happened to Florean Fortescue? It seemed so important that he vanished as well in HBP.

I also expected some more information about why Regulus regretted hid former decisions.

leenielou July 23rd, 2007 5:43 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
Where did the Veil come from and what was its purpose? And what about the locked "Love Room" in the MoM? I was disappointed those two didn't come up.

Ryan July 23rd, 2007 10:17 pm

Unanswered Questions
 
Here is my list of unanswered questions. Please add to the list if you can think of any more, or help clear up any of my questions that I may have overlooked. That way we can put a final list together and maybe, one day, be able to ask Jo.

1) How did Dumbledore defeat Grindelwald in a duel if Grindelwald had the elder wand? Was Rita Skeeter telling the truth when she said it might not have been the battle of legend?
2) Why was Harry able to see into Voldemort's thoughts again? Did Voldemort stop exercising occlumency?
3) If Bill Weasley was the Secret-Keeper for Shell Cottage, how was Ron able to speak its name and location in the Malfoys' dungeon? And how was Harry able to see it when he and Dobby first arrived?
4) What did Dudley see when the dementors attacked him?
5) What were Harrys' parents professions?
6) What were the trio's professions in the future?
7) Who was Snape's source that provided him with the information of Harry's departure from Privet Drive? If it was Dumbledore's portrait, what did he tell Voldemort?
8) Is Draco Malfoy a werewolf? After many clues in book 6, Voldemort asks Draco in chapter one if he will babysit the cubs of Lupin and Tonks. Does this confirm he is a werewolf? Or are we to assume that he is not since the book never explicity says so?

Nekoka July 23rd, 2007 10:57 pm

Unanswered questions?
 
I did my best to ensure this isn't duplicated - if so, please delete with my sincere apologies...

What are your unanswered questions? I have quite a few and they just bother me SOOO much - what are yours? And if you have answers to any of mine, let me know!!! In no particular order, here are a few...

What do they do with Voldemort's body?

How did the sword of Gryffindor end up back in the hat?

What do Harry and the others do for jobs? They don't work at Hogwarts, we know that... Seems Harry wouldn't want to be an Auror anymore...

Since the school has effectively been closed down for the end of year 6 and all of year 7, no one took OWLs - do they go back to finish schooling?

How did Kreacher get to Hogwarts?

Are house elves freed or treated differently now?

What happens to Grimmauld Place?

What happens to Umbridge and the Ministry?

Ditto - the Dementors?

Who is the new Hogwarts Headmaster?

Why aren't more families Harry and the others know at King's Cross waiting on the Hogwarts train? Seems like there'd be other former students they knew waiting there with their own kids, like Draco Malfoy...

Did Hermione find her parents? I suspect she did, since Ron references "Grandad Weasley," implying there's a Grandad Granger, too, but we never hear for sure whether she found them or not.

Did Fang live? This may seem silly to you, but I almost lost it when Hedwig died. I'm hoping Crookshanks went to Australia!

Will Harry ever see the Dursleys again?

**What happened to George? This one bugs me most. The death of a sibling is beyond expression - but I think we'd all agree, the death of a twin has got to be even worse. It's hard to imagine George surviving without Fred. He had no kids going to Hogwarts on the train - is he ok?

HJP navy seal July 23rd, 2007 11:05 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
I may have missed this. But what the heck happened to Ludo Bagman? I mean, he was such a big character in book 4, then he kinda took off, and no one really saw him again....

Pox Voldius July 23rd, 2007 11:20 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
1. If Voldemort having Harry's blood kept Harry from really dying so long as Voldemort was alive, does that mean that Harry would have been protected from anyone's killing curse, or only Voldemort's? and how far would that protection have extended to other, more destructive, methods of killing him?

2. What exactly did Dudley see when the Dementors attacked him?

3. What did Dumbledore mean about the Dursleys harming Dudley? was Dudley supposed to have gotten a Hogwarts letter?

4. Who was supposed to have learned magic late in life / performed magic under desperate circumstances?

5. What happened to the Dursleys after they were carted off to their safe house?

6. What happened to Griphook after Harry, Ron & Hermione left Gringotts?

7. If the Dementors can breed, do they raise baby Dementors? or do Dementors come into being already fully able to fend for themselves?

8. Was Crookshanks originally the Potters' cat?

9. Were the Peverell brothers descendents of Salazar Slytherin, or were the Gaunts descended from him by way of a different line?

10. Will JKR ever release the entire Black Family Tree or the contents of Nature's Nobility?

11. Was Tom Riddle ever mentioned in that book Percy had, Prefects Who Gained Power?

12. If Ron's imitation of Harry speaking Parseltongue was sufficient to open the Chamber of Secrets, does that mean that anyone can learn to speak/understand Parseltongue? (like to the extent of being able to understand what a Parselmouth is saying, but not necessarily what a snake is saying?)

13. Did Harry ever return Draco's wand to him?

14. What house did Albus Severus Potter end up in? and Lily?

15. Did James & Lily Potter (Harry's parents, not his kids) ever have jobs after Hogwarts? and if so, what were they?

16. Who did Draco Malfoy marry?

17. Did Teddy Lupin ever turn out to be a werewolf? and if not, was there ever really the possibility of it?

18. Did Harry, Ron & Hermione ever go back to do their 7th year at Hogwarts or sit their NEWTs?

19. What happened to Lucius & Narcissa Malfoy?

20. Was it just the Muggleborns who were delayed a year in finishing their Hogwarts education? or did everyone have to repeat that year?

Alexmipego July 23rd, 2007 11:39 pm

Who did magic quite late in life as JKR had told us?
 
http://www.mugglenet.com/books/futur...onfirmed.shtml

JKR has said "There is a character who does manage, in desperate circumstances, to do magic quite late in life, but that is very rare...", who was it?

Jim Gamma July 23rd, 2007 11:49 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
I remember something about JKR saying Harry would have a new pet... what would it have been? (Since it obviously didn't happen.) Also, similar vein, when would the Ford Anglia have appeared again?

YellowPoofBall July 23rd, 2007 11:51 pm

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
Did we find out what spell Dumbledore used in OotP?

She answered a lot of questions, like about the Fidelius Charm, the Trace, but I thought she was going to answer some others.

Oh, also, what James and Lily's occupations were.

flopdeb July 23rd, 2007 11:55 pm

Sirus and the veil, Any explanations?
 
I'm not sure if I didn't understand what happened to Sirius after he went through the veil, or it wasn't explained in the book! I was really waiting for the answer to that mystery!

And what about the answer of why some wizards turn into ghosts, and others don't?

I'll appreciate if anyone can answer these questions

Thanks =)

Nicole July 23rd, 2007 11:59 pm

Re: Who did magic quite late in life as JKR had told us?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexmipego (Post 4631446)
"There is a character who does manage, in desperate circumstances, to do magic quite late in life, but that is very rare...", who was it?

Merope Gaunt.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Gamma (Post 4631526)
I remember something about JKR saying Harry would have a new pet... what would it have been?

Buckbeak aka Witherwings is all I can think of.

SnappySlytherin July 24th, 2007 12:14 am

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
1. What happened to the Dursleys? Did Dudley have children? Were they magical?

2. Which DEs were rounded up by the ministry, who survived?

3. Who ended up the new Minister of Magic?

4. Did Lucius, Narcissa and Draco see the error of their ways and realise it doesn't matter what type of blood you are from, magic blood is magic blood?

5. Did that foul woman Umbridge get her come uppance?

6. Did Firenze survive?

mxchape04 July 24th, 2007 12:18 am

Re: Unanswered Questions from the HP Series
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liselle (Post 4630319)
I asked this on LJ too

Who was the person who'd perform magic under desperate circumstances??

I think the late in life was a relative term...Ariana Dumbledore performed a bit of uncontrolled magic to kill her mother. This would have come (little did she know) toward the later part of her life. Its just a theory, and i know that she had done magic earlier, but she had nevertheless given up all magical tendencies.

My question is: If Ariana gave up magical tendencies after her run in with the muggles, then why werent the dursleys able to quash the magic out of harry when they tried so hard to do so??


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