19 Pieces Of Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore We Learned In 2021

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Vote up the best 'Harry Potter' lore we learned this year.

We dove deep into the Harry Potter pool this year and came up with a lot more knowledge on the massive franchise. These are the most interesting bits of lore we learned in 2021.


  • 1
    3,440 VOTES

    One Of The Students Is Based On A Real Person

    From Redditor u/Aderyn_Sly:

    Natalie McDonald, a first year student in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, was a real person. She was a nine-year-old girl from Toronto, Canada, who was dying of leukemia who wrote to JK asking what was going to happen in the next Harry Potter book because she would not live long enough to read it. By the time that she emailed back, Natalie had passed away the day before, never having a chance to read it. In tribute, JK wrote her in as a first-year student at Hogwarts who was sorted into Gryffindor House by the Sorting Hat.

    3,440 votes
  • 2
    3,021 VOTES

    George Couldn't Produce A Patronus After Fred's Death

    From Redditor u/SerArysOakheart:

    After Fred's death, George could never produce a patronus.

    Ah damnit, now I'm sad again.

    3,021 votes
  • 3
    2,157 VOTES

    Two Hogwarts Professors Were Hatstalls

    From Redditor u/nxtm4n:

    Professor McGonagall was a Hatstall (took more than five minutes to be sorted) between Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. Professor Flitwick was a Hatstall between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor. Later in life they had some laughs over this and occasionally speculated what would have happened if they were sorted the other way.

    2,157 votes
  • 4
    2,194 VOTES

    Lupin's Life Was One Tragedy After Another

    From Redditor u/MrJHazer:

    Lupin's life. In a society where he's already ostracized for being a werewolf, he ends up meeting three people who seem to accept him.

    Years into adulthood, two of his friends 'die' and another is sent to Azkaban for supposedly being involved in both murders, leaving Lupin alone for the next 12 years.

    2,194 votes
  • 5
    1,803 VOTES

    Quidditch Used To Be Played With A Bird As The Snitch

    From Redditor u/jaybaybay940:

    When Quidditch was first invented, the seekers chased a small golden bird called a snidget. As the snidget population dwindled, a man name Bowman Wright invented the first golden snitch.

    1,803 votes
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    2,630 VOTES

    Aunt Petunia Kept The Blanket Harry Was Found In Until She Died

    From Redditor u/SpiritRiddle:

    Harry's aunt kept the blanket he was dropped off in until her death.

    2,630 votes