'Harry Potter' Fans Are Pointing Out Obscure Lore About Fathers In The Series

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Vote up the most interesting lore about the dads in 'Harry Potter.'

Nearly every character in Harry Potter has daddy issues of some kind, but not a ton is explicitly stated about said dads in the series. These fans have pointed out a number of obscure lore about the fathers of Harry Potter.


  • 1
    388 VOTES

    Veelas Don't Affect Arthur Because He's So In Love With Molly

    From Redditor u/ZombiesHP:

    My other favorite thing is [that Arthur's] so in love with Molly that the Veelas don't even effect him!

    388 votes
  • 2
    280 VOTES

    JK Rowling Had To Rewrite 'The Goblet of Fire' Finale To Fix A Mistake About James

    From Redditor u/asocialbookworm:

    In the first printed editions of Goblet of Fire, JK accidentally wrote James re-appearing from Voldemort's wand before Lily, falsely signaling that James died after Lily did. The fans bombarded JK with questions. She admitted it was a mistake and the editions from that point on were fixed.

    280 votes
  • 3
    280 VOTES

    Mr. Weasley Was Only Saved From Death Because Harry Was Losing Too Many Father Figures

    From Redditor u/colourandcinema:

    I once read in an interview with JK Rowling that the reason she changed her mind about killing off Mr. Weasley after the snake attack was that of all of Harry's father figures who die, it didn't seem fair to kill the one who was the least flawed.

    280 votes
  • 4
    224 VOTES

    Lucius Malfoy Is So Rich Because His Family Worked With William The Conqueror

    From Redditor u/TeamStark31:

    On Pottermore it says one of the Malfoy ancestors did probably shady deeds for King William I, and that’s how they got their land. Maybe fortune as well, possibly well invested over time.

    224 votes
  • 5
    192 VOTES

    Lucius Has Half-Bloods On The Malfoy Side Of The Family Tree

    From Redditor u/EveryoneBleeds:

    Well, I think it's safe to assume that his mother was one of the main pureblood families (there's a whole list on Pottermore), though it's also mentioned that the Malfoys have the occasional half-blood in the family tree. 

    192 votes
  • 6
    184 VOTES

    Lucius Malfoy's Descendants Pursued Queen Elizabeth I

    From a former Redditor:

    Though hotly denied by subsequent generations, there is ample evidence to suggest that the first Lucius Malfoy was an unsuccessful aspirant to the hand of Elizabeth I, and some wizarding historians allege that the Queen's subsequent opposition to marriage was due to a jinx placed upon her by the thwarted Malfoy.

    184 votes