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Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Triwizard Tournament

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The Triwizard Tournament will always remain special for Harry Potter fans. The tournament and the fourth movie marked a turning point for the series as it transitioned to a darker and more mature level. Due to this, there's a lot of interest in this tournament's history and behind-the-scenes happenings, both in regards to the book series and the movies. As it turns out there's a lot of facts that even die hard fans don't know about the multi-school competition. 

Here are the details about the Triwizard Tournament that most fans wouldn't know about. 

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    The Tournament Was Never Held Again After 1995

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    Harry Potter and Cedric Diggory's names will forever go down in Triwizard Tournament history as they are the final champions ever for the competition. This is because the tournament was never conducted again following Cedric's death, making him and Harry permanently its final winners. Cedric's passing was proof for all three schools that the Triwizard Tournament wasn't a good idea, to begin with, and not worth losing lives over.

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    Hogwarts Has Won The Most Tournaments

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    There have been at least 125 Triwizard Tournaments according to school record. While the figure could be more due to erroneous reporting of classical tournaments, the recorded count is in Hogwarts' favor, although Beaxbatons Academy is very close behind. In fact, the two schools were neck-and-neck until Harry and Cedric won, with Hogwarts inching ahead with 63 wins following 1994-95. Strangely enough, this implies that Durmstrang Institue never, not once, won any edition of the tournament as Beaxbatons won the remaining 62 editions.

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    The Goblet Of Fire Is Extinguished Permanently

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    During the controversy of Harry's name being selected for the tournament, Ludo Bagman and Barty Crouch Sr. confirmed that Harry had no choice but to compete since the Goblet of Fire had been extinguished until the next tournament began. Since there was never any tournament following Harry's victory, the Goblet of Fire has no chance of ever coming back to life and is now extinguished forever, effectively making it useless.

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    The Goblet Of Fire Considered Harry To Be A Champion From Another School

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    It's been confusing for many fans as to how Harry's name had ever come out of the Goblet of Fire even with the explanation that Barty Crouch Jr. had used a Confundus Charm on it. The truth is that Harry's name was guaranteed to be selected as Crouch had actually fooled the Goblet into thinking that there were four schools competing in the tournament. This means that Harry's name was the only one from this bogus school and the Goblet inevitably selected him since he was the only applicant.

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