What ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Miss About The Series

The Harry Potter series is a worldwide phenomenon. It is so popular that it has its own theme park and loads of official merchandise. So it may come as a surprise to some fans that there could be anything they’ve missed about the series.

Nevertheless, there are some aspects, particularly in the movies, that fans don’t often notice. Fortunately, the information is out there now. And we’re going to sum it up for you.

Does Harry Potter always face the consequences of his actions?

Daniel Radcliffe at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere
Daniel Radcliffe at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere | Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic

According to TheThings, not exactly. In his sixth year at Hogwarts, he has an old textbook that once belonged to someone who identified himself as “The Half-Blood Prince.” Harry often uses what is written in the textbook to impress his Potions teacher that year, Professor Slughorn. Not only does he not face consequences for this, he is rewarded somewhat for always having the right answers.

This is quite annoying to Hermione, who is not only used to being the best student in every class but also doesn’t think that Harry should win by cheating. Of course, Harry should have listened to his friend as cheaters never do well in the end. Still, it seemed to work out for him at least until he found out who the Half-Blood Prince was.

Does Hogwarts actually have classes?

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Though the students’ time in class is focused on more in the books, the movies, especially the later ones, don’t spend as much time on it. This makes sense in a way. There’s only so much that can be fit into a movie.

However, we are sure that many fans would have easily watched a longer movie if it meant getting more Harry Potter magic. Though watching the students of Hogwarts going to classes might not sound exciting to some, many hardcore fans would love the chance to see it. Especially if it meant the adaptations would be more faithful to the books, which are the source of the special story, after all.

Why didn’t Voldemort do the Unbreakable Vow with his Death Eaters?

The Unbreakable Vow is just what it sounds like, a promise that neither side can break, sealed with powerful magic. Yet Voldemort did not use this spell to ensure his Death Eaters’ loyalty. Why?

Most likely it’s because Voldemort never would have thought he needed to. He has a bit of a big head at times and can be somewhat arrogant. And in the end, that factored into his downfall.

Perhaps if Voldemort hadn’t been so arrogant, he wouldn’t have been defeated. Yet that would have been a sad day for the Wizarding World. In the end, fans are glad that he had these flaws that Harry and his friends could exploit.

Voldemort was a little bit paranoid, so it may seem strange to some fans that he didn’t require an Unbreakable Vow from his Death Eaters. Yet it makes sense in a way, given his arrogance. There’s also another possibility: the Unbreakable Vow might be the kind of magic that has a limit.

For example, it might not be possible to use the Unbreakable Vow to bind a large group of people all to one person. Though fans may have been unaware of these aspects of the story, now the information is out there. Fans can explore these and other areas that they had previously missed.