Weapon And Combat Details Fans Noticed About 'Harry Potter' Villains

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With their dark magic, devious schemes, and epic battles, the villains of Harry Potter are responsible for some of the most iconic moments in the eight-movie series. Not everything they bring to the big screen is plain to see, however. By taking a deep dive into the HP franchise, fans online have uncovered some incredible small details about the weapons and combat of these foes. For example, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, when Snape faces off against Professor McGonagall, he doesn't just defend himself, but actually deflects spells past him to take out a pair of Death Eaters. In a hint of what's to come in Deathly Hallows - Part 1, a disguised Death Eater behind Hermione reaches for his wand prior to their battle in the diner. Sometimes these baddies are so evil they force the heroes to do the unthinkable. Again in Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the Nagini forces Ron to use the lethal Avada Kedavra spell, which he would otherwise never use.

Check out this list of weapon and combat details fans spotted about Harry Potter villains, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!

  • 1
    189 VOTES

    Draco Winces In Pain From Cane Slap In 'Chamber Of Secrets'

    From Redditor u/Zedfourkay:

    In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Lucius Malfoy slaps Draco's hand onto his cane. Jason Isaacs didn't know there were small fangs on the top, so Tom Felton's pain was genuine.

    189 votes
  • 2
    153 VOTES

    Harry Uses Tom Riddle's Spell Against The Aragog In 'Chamber Of Secrets'

    From Redditor u/noctushgi:

    In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), while escaping the spiders, Harry uses the spell he saw Tom Riddle use against Aragog earlier.

    153 votes
  • 3
    166 VOTES

    A Death Eater Gets Hit With A Familiar Spell In 'Order Of The Phoenix'

    From Redditor u/comrade_batman:

    Neville Longbottom uses the same spell on a Death Eater, in Order of the Phoenix, that Hermione used on him in Sorcerer's Stone.

    166 votes
  • 4
    134 VOTES

    A Death Eater Checks For His Wand In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 1'

    From Redditor u/SasquatchPhD:

    In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) just before the cafe fight scene, when the undercover Death Eaters pass the table the one on the right can be seen lightly touching his leg to make sure his wand doesn't fall out of reach.

    134 votes
  • 5
    185 VOTES

    Snape Redirects McGonagall's Spells In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

    From Redditor u/davidefinitely:

    In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Snape is still helping the Order of the Phoenix when he re-directs McGonagall’s spells to the Death Eaters behind him.

    185 votes
  • 6
    151 VOTES

    Lucius Draws A Broken Wand In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 1'

    From Redditor u/AlthricPasta:

    In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), during the duel at Malfoy Manor, Lucius pulls his wand out of his cane. However, as it was broken by Voldemort earlier in the film, he only pulls out the handle, leaving him defenseless before Harry stuns him.

    151 votes