15 Things You Didn't Know About The Battle Of Hogwarts

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The most crucial part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was its climactic conflict where Harry and Voldemort finally faced off. This is known as the Battle of Hogwarts where the Death Eaters and the heroes clashed in a fight to determine the fate of the Wizarding World. While the movie version did a good job in portraying this battle, there are a lot more details that can be found in the novel. In addition, J.K. Rowling has revealed plenty of other things that took place during and after the Battle of Hogwarts that provide many more answers to fans. These are the most interesting facts about what really happened at the Battle of Hogwarts. 

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    The Centaurs Arrived In The Nick Of Time To Aid The Heroes In The Battle

    The centaurs were openly hostile toward humans in the series and refused to help when the Battle of Hogwarts began. However, they did spring to action after Hagrid accosted them for their inaction when he thought Harry had perished. Although not shown in the movie, the centaurs arrived just in the nick of time to attack the Death Eaters to provide Harry the opening to reveal that he was still alive. The centaurs charging into battle also pushed the Resurrection Stone Harry had left in the forest into the ground and buried it forever.

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    Remus Lupin And Tonks Were Slain By Antonin Dolohov And Bellatrix Lestrange

    The deaths of Tonks and Lupin hit Harry particularly hard during the Battle of Hogwarts and he never learned who was responsible for their demise. It turns out that Lupin was eliminated by Antonin Dolohov while Tonks was slain by her own Aunt, Bellatrix Lestrange.

  • The movies made it appear as if Harry extracted the sword from the Sorting Hat in Chamber of Secret on his own, with Neville's move also looking similar in Deathly Hallows - Part 2. In truth, both of them had to request the Sorting Hat for help. Upon seeing Nagini during the Battle of Hogwarts, Neville had asked the Sorting Hat that was perched on his head at the time for assistance and received the sword since he was a true Gryffindor.

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    More Than Fifty People Perished During The Battle 

    It's unclear just how many perished in the Battle of Hogwarts within the movie, but the novel provides more insight here. In addition to Fred Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevey, there were more than fifty people that were confirmed to have died. These have become known as the Fallen Fifty and don't include the list of Death Eater deaths.