13 Times Gaslighting Was A Dark Art Used By The Wizarding World In 'Harry Potter'

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The term "gaslighting" refers to when an unscrupulous person manipulates others or situations by creating a false narrative, thus making those around them question their judgments, their reality, and sometimes their sanity. In the Harry Potter movies, gaslighting is a common tool used in the Wizarding World, especially when it comes to the Boy Who Lived. From a terrible teacher with a penchant for pink to the wizarding governing body itself, here are a few examples of good, old-fashioned gaslighting as demonstrated by non-Muggle folks. 


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    1,109 VOTES

    Dolores Umbridge Forces Harry To 'Confess'

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    When Umbridge Tried To Persecute Innocent Witches

    When Umbridge Tried To Persecute Innocent Witches
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 / Warner Bros.
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    At His Trial The Ministry Tried To Make Harry Look Like A Liar

    At His Trial The Ministry Tried To Make Harry Look Like A Liar
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / Warner Bros.
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    When Tom Riddle Blamed Hagrid For His Crimes

    When Tom Riddle Blamed Hagrid For His Crimes
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros.
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    784 VOTES

    Barty Crouch Made Everyone Believe That Harry Rigged The Goblet Of Fire

    Barty Crouch Made Everyone Believe That Harry Rigged The Goblet Of Fire
    Photo: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire / Warner Bros.
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    It Is How Gilderoy Lockhart Got Famous

    It Is How Gilderoy Lockhart Got Famous
    Photo: Pinterest