Dark Details Fans Noticed In 'The Order of The Phoenix'

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Vote up the most sinister details.

As the Harry Potter movies progress, they grow darker and darker. While Sorcerer's Stone feels light and kid-friendly, the two-part Deathly Hallows conclusion is grim and deeply moody. Along the way, Order of the Phoenix takes the Wizarding World of Hogwarts to some pretty dreadful places, but not all of them are easy to spot. Thankfully (or maybe not), fans online have been pointing them out. If you take a close look at Professor Umbridge's outfits, you'll notice a couple of things. For one, the shade of pink she wears gets darker as she grows more powerful. In addition, the bows on her top are decorated with golden skulls. Not all these details are about villains, however. When assembling Dumbledore's Army, Hermione puts a curse on the sign-up sheet without letting anyone know. As Cho points out, she could have easily told everyone after they signed their names and still had the same result!

Check out this list of dark details fans noticed about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    693 VOTES

    Amelia Bones Winds Up Getting Murdered

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    A newspaper states that a witch named Amelia Bones was found murdered at her home in Half-Blood Prince. She was the witch that defended Harry in The Order of The Phoenix.

  • 2
    588 VOTES

    Umbridge's Bows Have Golden Skulls

    From Redditor u/Frauli:

    In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the details on Professor Umbridge’s bows and cuffs are actually golden skulls.

  • 3
    486 VOTES

    Harry Has A Serpentine Neck Twitch

    From Redditor u/Sparrowsabre7:

    When Harry has his first hallucination of Voldemort on Platform 9 3/4, Voldemort has a kind of neck twitch or physical tic, moving his head in a serpentine fashion. When we come out of the hallucination, Harry makes the same movement.

  • 4
    491 VOTES

    Harry Combines His Fears In His Dreams

    From Redditor u/Megagamer788:

    In Harry Potter And The Order of The Phoenix, Harry dreams about Voldemort wearing the same suit Draco Malfoy wears throughout movie, showing Harry was combining two things that he fears/hates in that one dream.

  • 5
    467 VOTES

    Neville Reveals His Cursed Past

    From Redditor u/thor7777777:

    Neville says to Harry that Bellatrix used the Cruciatuas curse to get information from them, so while Moody was teaching the Cruciatuas curse it bothered him a lot.

  • 6
    437 VOTES

    A Lantern Emulates A Prophecy Orb

    From Redditor u/umdhuan:

    In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, during the kitchen scene in the House of Black, Sirius mentions 'something he didn't have last time,' while a lantern that closely resembles a prophecy orb flickers behind his shoulder.