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Old January 9th, 2017, 9:59 pm
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Re: Little Questions Answered v.21

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Originally Posted by twinsrule26 View Post
We know that Harry managed to get into Snape's inner thoughts so if Harry could do it but Voldemort couldn't then maybe Voldemort was not the best at it.
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Originally Posted by snapes_witch View Post
I haven't read that scene recently, but I suspect Snape wasn't prepared for Harry's accidental assault.
In the book, it came about as a result of Harry's use of Protego, didn't it? There are a few cases in the series where Harry manages some unusual magic as a result of some coincidental timing or alignment, as opposed to training and intent. One of the difficulties in assessing Harry's magical skills (say, as compared with Hermione) is in figuring out how much of this is innate talent, and how much is just dumb luck. It often seems like the latter, but I have trouble believing that Rowling would spend so many years writing about a hero whose primary positive magical ability is that he was that lucky.


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