Dark Details From 'Harry Potter' Fans Couldn't Help But Notice

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On the big screen, the Potterverse is full of incredible detail. Costumes, set pieces, and subtle performances allow us to glean information that make Harry and his fellow Hogwarts students truly come to life. But while the Harry Potter movies are often whimsical and fun, they also carry some really dark details, which fans online have spotted across all eight installments. In Deathly Hallow - Part 2, for example, if you look closely at Lucius' neck, you'll see his prison number from Azkaban tattooed on his skin. In the same film, when Harry and company enter the Chamber of Secrets, the decaying bones of the Basilisk can be seen in the background. There are even details that reflect real-life evil. In Goblet of Fire, the Death Eater have costumes that are very reminiscent of the KKK!

Check out this list of dark details fans spotted in the Harry Potter movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    50 VOTES

    The Nagini Slithers In the WB Logo In 'Goblet Of Fire'

    From Redditor u/IntrospectiveGibbon:

    In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), you can see Nagini slithering in the reflection of the Warner Brother's logo, a subtle detail that's easy to miss. The first shot in the film is of Nagini slithering toward her master.

    50 votes
  • 2
    57 VOTES

    Tom Riddle Has Horcrux Symbols In 'Half-Blood Prince'

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Child Tom Riddle has seven rocks on the windowsill in his bedroom, foreshadowing the seven Horcruxes.

    57 votes
  • 3
    35 VOTES

    Narcissa Gets A Permanent Scar In 'Half-Blood Prince'

    From Redditor u/freddlaren:

    In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when the unbreakable vow has been made between Narcissa and Snape a visible scar/mark can be seen on Narcissa's back hand.

    35 votes
  • 4
    34 VOTES

    A Death Eater Applauds While Voldemort Tortures Harry In 'Goblet Of Fire'

    From Redditor u/M4T1QU3:

    This Death Eater in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire can be seen clapping at Voldermort torturing Harry. Never noticed this until today.

    34 votes
  • 5
    52 VOTES

    Voldemort's Robes Fade In Color Over Time

    From Redditor u/MrScottAnthony:

    In the Harry Potter films, Voldemort’s robes faded in colour every time a Horcrux was destroyed, to give the impression he was slowly fading away.

    52 votes
  • 6
    57 VOTES

    Lucius Tries To Kill Harry In 'Chamber Of Secrets'

    From Redditor u/JsterlingT:

    In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, once Harry has fooled Lucius Malfoy into freeing Dobby, Lucius begins to mouth 'Ava...' before being cut cut off by Dobby. He was casting Avada Kedavra, a spell later learned to be the killing spell.

    57 votes