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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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    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.



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    Snape's Abandonment Of His Postion As Headmaster In The Battle Meant He Didn't Get A Portrait In The Office

    Snape was ousted by Minerva McGonagall at the beginning of the Battle of Hogwarts when she and the rest believed him to be a Death Eater. Although he turned out to be a good guy, Snape's escape meant that it was considered an abandonment of his role as Headmaster and disqualified him from being considered among the previous Headmasters, with his portrait denied from inclusion in the office. However, Harry eventually ensured that Snape's heroics became well known and Snape's portrait was eventually placed in the Headmaster's office.

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    The Malfoys Escaped Justice Due To Narcissa's Lie In The Forest

    The Malfoys would have been easy inmates for Azkaban after Voldemort's defeat due to their role in assisting the Death Eaters. However, all of them managed to weasel their way out of prison due to Narcissa's lie to Voldemort in the forest about Harry not being alive. It was this fib that got the family off the hook since it ultimately allowed Harry to defeat Voldemort.

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    Harry Felt Justified In Torturing Amycus Carrow

    Harry crossed the ethical line when he used the Cruciatus curse to torment the Death Eater Amycus Carrow after he had spat on Professor McGonagall when the Battle of Hogwarts was about to begin. While this was a one-off move of cruelty on Harry's part, J.K. Rowling revealed that Harry didn't feel any remorse for it.

    According to her:

    Harry is not, and never has been, a saint. Like Snape, he is flawed and mortal.

     Harry’s faults are primarily anger and occasional arrogance.

     On this occasion, he is very angry and acts accordingly. He is also in an extreme situation, and attempting to defend somebody very good against a violent and murderous opponent.

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