Welcome! This post is part of my Most Interesting Questions series, which means I’ll be answering the most interesting questions I can find or think of on Harry Potter. The Harry Potter books are among, if not being, the most popular book series of all time. There are seven books, pictured below. One of the reason why the books are so popular is because of the Harry Potter characters. With Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and more, who can resist these great characters? The Harry Potter books were also made into a film series. My personal favorite book is either Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets, or Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, I can’t decide.
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Q #1: What is Lord Voldemort’s boggart in Harry Potter?
A: Good question! Boggarts are shapeshifters that take the form of whatever a person most fears. Thus, Lord Voldemort’s boggart would be whatever he most fears. There can be debate on this, however, I think what Lord Voldemort most fears is Harry Potter, so his boggart would take the form of Harry.
Q #2: If I have a piece of Harry Potter merchandise that would be a huge collector’s item (though not technically on the market in the first place), how would I go about selling it?
A: Wow! First of all, I’m jealous. Second, it depends how much work you want to put into it, and how much value you want to get out of it. The simple solution would be to place it up on eBay, and just see what kind of offers you get. However, if you’re more ambitious, I would suggest looking for people who have had similar items in the past and sold them for large amounts of money. Then copy their strategies. You could also reach out to people on Instagram, Twitter, or other social media with large followings that are in some way related to Harry Potter and ask them to advertise the item for you. The more people who see your item, the more potential buyers, and the higher the demand is, the more money you will be able to get for it. So it all comes down to making sure everyone knows you have that piece of merchandise and are selling it. That’s my thinking on it anyway. Obviously you would want to keep your personal details hidden, if you’re worried about it being stolen you could use an alias to sell/advertise until you find your buyer.
Q #3: Do you like Harry Potter or Batman?
A: Can I like both? Ha ha. I think that I like Harry Potter more than Batman. I mean, Hogwarts is just so cool! If you’re asking who would win in a fight between Harry Potter and Batman…well, it’s also Harry. Harry has magic so he could just paralyze Batman. The only way Batman would stand a chance is if he snuck up on Harry, and even then he’d need to keep Harry from launching any spells, just one spell could turn the tides of the entire battle.
Q #4: Do you believe the government has “Invisibility Cloaking” capability like in the Harry Potter movie?
A: No. If they did, we would know about it. Because the US is ruled by capitalism, and corporations. The corporations would find out about the technology, and market it to the public for a profit.
Q #5: Would you want a Harry Potter TV show?
A: Yes! I think a Harry Potter TV show would be awesome. In particular, I think it’d be an awesome opportunity to expand on the existing universe. In the movies, things from the book needed to be cut to fit into 2 or 2.5 hours, whatever their runtimes were. A TV show would have the opposite problem: the books wouldn’t contain enough material! But we could add in other things, like seeing Hermione’s parents, or seeing Ron’s brother Charlie working with the dragons, or seeing more of Dumbledore (he’s much more of a minor character early on in the series). The possibilities are endless!
Q #6: My friends said they think I would be in Slytherin house in Harry Potter and I can’t help but feel like the worst person?
A: You’re not the worst person! In fact, if you feel that way, I dare say you probably aren’t in Slytherin house. A Slytherin wouldn’t feel like a bad person for being a Slytherin. A Slytherin would relish in it, and use their reputation for their own gain.
Q #7: Who are the top ten most powerful wizards of the Harry Potter series?
A: In no particular order, I would say they are Dumbledore, Voldemort, Harry Potter, Grindelwald, Credence, Snape, McGonagall, Hermione, Mad-Eye Moody, and Bellatrix Lestrange.
Q #8: If Harry Potter series is written in 2019, how different would it be from the originals considering the changes in the world in the last 25 years?
A: In my opinion, the biggest differences would be in technology. We have smartphones now, and nobody goes anywhere without them. In addition, the first Harry Potter was published in 1997 originally, before people even used laptops regularly. I remember one of the scenes from Harry Potter, when Harry’s on the train with Ron and at first sees the moving images on the cards with different wizards. Back then, the only thing to assume would have been those moving images were magic. Nowadays, if someone like Harry saw moving images on trading cards, he’d probably assume there must be a computer chip somewhere in there.
Q #9: Why do Harry Potter, LOFTR Trilogy, and Star Wars all use such stark good versus evil symbolism?
A: It’s because a shift in the way we think about things. Back when many of those franchises were made, there was a stark good vs. evil mentality in storytelling, and even maybe in the world. People wanted the good guys to beat the bad guys. Those type of stories still work, I think, but they are becoming less popular than stories where the lines between good and evil get blurred. Nowadays, things are much more complex. People like stories that are about bad guys who have a good reason for being bad, or good guys who use wicked means to accomplish what they need to get done. One great example of this is to look at the Star Wars franchise. The originals and the prequels were all about the Jedi, the light, defeating the Sith, the dark side. Now, in film #8, suddenly Rey discovers and tells Luke that the dark side is not actually to be avoided, but that balance means light and dark, and not just light.
Thanks for reading! Now I invite you to check out more MIQ posts below, or my book Sand and Smoke, which is also fantasy, with lots of action and lovable characters. It’s been compared to Harry Potter, because it features a special school…but it’s a school for dragon riders, not a school for witches and wizards.