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12 Bizarre Plot Points That Were Wisely Cut From The Harry Potter Books

Updated 19 Sep 2019 41.4k votes 6.3k voters 486.3k views12 items

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Upon its release, the fantastical world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter stole everyone's hearts. Years later, we're still finding out about ideas J.K. Rowling left out of Harry Potter books.

Part of the series' massive success stems from the wizarding world's wildly intricate rules and rich history; one that might have been quite different if J.K. Rowling didn't have a team of highly skilled editors by her side.

There are a number of Harry Potter plot points J.K. Rowling didn't use, and it's probably for the best. From a Sorting Hat that was little more than a lackluster collection of straws, to killing off the only admirable father figure in the whole series, these cut scenes from the Harry Potter books would have unarguably changed the wizarding world for the worse.

Thankfully, these abandoned Harry Potter ideas were cut more thoroughly than Nearly Headless Nick's neck.

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