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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