Small And Heartbreaking Details Fans Noticed In 'Harry Potter'

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Vote up the most heart-wrenching details.

In the end - through all their trials and tribulations - the young wizards of Hogwarts eventually defeat Voldemort and reach a happy ending. They have to go through their share of heartbreaking moments to reach that goal, however, which fans online have collected and shared. For example, throughout much of the series, Ron Weasley consistently wears faded clothes and wizard robes - hand-me-downs from his rather poor family. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Harry finally understands from his Aunt Petunia that when Lily Potter died, he didn't just lose his mother - Petunia also lost her sister.

Check out this list of small and heartbreaking moments from the Harry Potter franchise, and don't forget to vote up the most heart-wrenching.


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    973 VOTES

    Dobby Breaks His Promise To Harry In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 1'

    From Redditor u/Tamenegito:

    In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, Dobby dies by breaking the promise he made to Harry in the second movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, to "never try to save his life again."

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    536 VOTES

    Ginny's Face Falls When Harry Learns About Cho's Affection In 'Order of the Phoenix'

    From Redditor u/serac145:

    In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when Hermione mentions to Harry that Cho couldn't keep her eyes off him, you can see Ginny's face fall.

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    557 VOTES

    Ron Predicts Harry's Suffering In 'Prisoner of Azkaban'

    From Redditor u/Vicdomen:

    In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ron predicts that Harry will suffer, but that he will be happy about it. Later, after a lot of suffering, Harry is overjoyed at meeting his godfather.

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    575 VOTES

    Luna Stops Believing In Magic Charms In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 2'

    From Redditor u/ImperatorSomnii:

    In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Luna tells Fleur that Muggles are wrong about wind chimes warding off evil, a fact proven as true when Harry, carrying part of Lord Voldemort's soul with him, enters the frame to talk to Bill. This also foreshadows his revelation as the final Horcrux.

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    572 VOTES

    Aunt Petunia Reminds Harry She Lost Her Sister In 'Deathly Hallows - Part 1'

    From Redditor u/lanceessner:

    Rewatched Deathly Hallows this weekend and saw this deleted scene with Petunia that really made me feel for her.

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    471 VOTES

    A Portrait Blows Out A Candle For Nicholas Flamel In 'Sorcerer's Stone'

    From Redditor u/galacticalmeow:

    At the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, when Dumbledore tells Harry that Nicholas Flamel will die, the portrait in the background shows a nurse blows out a candle at the bedside of her patient.