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Welcome to Harry Potter Theory! This podcast features Harry Potter Theories, Fantastic Beasts Theories, Explanations, Top Lists, News, Character Backstories, Fan Fictions & More!

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Welcome to Harry Potter Theory! This podcast features Harry Potter Theories, Fantastic Beasts Theories, Explanations, Top Lists, News, Character Backstories, Fan Fictions & More!

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The 5 BEST Hagrid Theories in Harry Potter

7/20/2024
Rubeus Hagrid, the beloved half-giant, is a character that has captured the hearts of readers and viewers alike. With his towering stature, wild mane of hair, and gentle nature, Hagrid serves as the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Known for his unwavering loyalty to his friends, his fondness for magical creatures, and his penchant for getting into comical mishaps, Hagrid plays a crucial role in shaping the lives of Harry Potter and his friends. And on the whole, we don’t know THAT much about him. We learn a bit about his past and we pick up some other interesting pieces of info here and there, but a lot seems unanswered. Which is why he’s the perfect candidate for THEORIES. What *really* happened to his wand? Where did his mother go? And is it possible that HAGRID was ANOTHER Wizard that Voldemort FEARED? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:59

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Why Snape's Avada Kedavra DIDN'T KILL Dumbledore - DARK Harry Potter Theory

7/17/2024
In the world of Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore stood as an iconic figure of wisdom, compassion, and unwavering leadership. As headmaster of Hogwarts School, his influence extended far beyond the walls of the magical institution, shaping the fate of the wizarding world itself. Furthermore, Dumbledore's profound empathy and understanding of human nature set him apart as a leader who inspired trust and loyalty in those who followed him. His wisdom transcended the boundaries of age and experience, offering guidance and comfort to all who sought his counsel. When news of his tragic demise spread, it sent shockwaves through both the magical community and readers alike. Dumbledore's death was not just the loss of a beloved character; it was the unraveling of a powerful symbol of hope and guidance in the face of darkness. The impact of his passing reverberated, leaving an indelible mark on all who revered and respected him. But what if we don’t truly understand Dumbledore’s death the way that we thought we did? What if Dumbledore died in a way completely unlike what we could have imagined? And what if Dumbledore’s ‘plan’ was even more intricate than we ever realized? Join me today as we peel back the layers of Dumbledore’s death and uncover the TRUTH. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:56

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The Most EVIL Dark Wizard You've NEVER Heard Of - Harry Potter Explained

7/14/2024
For centuries, the dark art of creating Horcruxes has fascinated and terrified those who delve into the depths of magical history. The common narrative credits Herpo the Foul, an infamous dark wizard of ancient Greece, with pioneering this sinister method of achieving immortality. However, the truth is that the origins of the infamous Horcrux may lie shrouded in even darker corners of history. The Hogwarts library has a vast collection of magical literature that fills its rows upon rows of bookcases. And beyond that, there exists the ‘Restricted Section’ - a mysterious and highly guarded area accessible only with a note of permission from a professor. This section houses some of the most dangerous and advanced books on dark magic, ancient spells, and powerful enchantments. The books here are often imbued with their own magic, sometimes reacting to the touch, emitting strange noises, or even resisting being opened. It’s a place of both great knowledge and potential peril, where one wrong spell could lead to unforeseen consequences. But what if I told you that some books were TOO dark and EVIL for the very section CREATED to house dark books? Stashed away in the Hogwarts Headmasters office lies a book TOO EVIL to be allowed in the Hogwarts Library, one that even the Restricted Section could not contain. This book, which contains pages filled with the darkest and most forbidden spells, curses, and rituals ever conceived, contains magic so potent and malevolent that it could corrupt even the most virtuous wizard. And I think that this BOOK, and the dark wizard that wrote it, hold the keys to unlocking the TRUE secrets behind Horcruxes. Join me today as we peel back the layers of the DARKEST wizard you’ve never heard of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:31

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The Most POWERFUL Potion Maker Nobody Talks About - Harry Potter Explained

7/11/2024
Potion making is no easy feat. It requires years of studying, endless practice, and a deep understanding of magical ingredients. Each potion demands precision and patience, with the slightest mistake potentially resulting in disastrous consequences. From brewing the simplest healing draughts to concocting complex elixirs that alter reality, potion making is an art that few can master. And those who excel in this field are often revered for their expertise and are sought after for their knowledge and skill. Only a handful of potion makers have been famous enough to earn spots within history texts at Hogwarts. And while some became potion makers for money, others devoted their lives to the craft out of pure love. Today, we’re going to be deep diving into the life of arguably the best potion maker of them all. Let’s dive in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:07

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The REAL Reason Hagrid's Wand Was Snapped - DARK Harry Potter Theory

7/8/2024
Rubeus Hagrid’s FIRST wand was rather bendy, 16” long and made of oak. It has been expressed that those with oak wands usually have an ‘affinity with the magic of the natural world’, that a ‘bendy’ wand signifies a high level of adaptability in personality, and that the significant length of his wand is representative of his large stature and enormous personality. You can tell a lot about a person from their wand. But if you met Hagrid as an adult, you’d just have to GUESS these things about him, because the Hagrid WE KNOW walks around with an umbrella. Of course, there’s more to Hagrid’s umbrella wand than meets the eye, but the fact remains that HAGRID does not carry a wand in the traditional sense- the main reason being that his wand was SNAPPED while he was still just a boy. During his third year at Hogwarts, Hagrid was falsely accused by Tom Riddle to have released a monstrous creature on the school that killed a Muggle-born witch named Myrtle Warren. And as a result of this, his wand was destroyed by the British Ministry of Magic. But the actions taken towards Hagrid always seemed EXTREME and INCONSISTENT. Because there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Hagrid, he avoided Azkaban (at least the first time around). But he still somehow landed himself an expulsion from Hogwarts and a snapped wand. Today we’re going to be diving in to the REAL reasons for Hagrid’s UNFAIR treatment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:25

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The Most EVIL Hufflepuff Wizard Nobody Talks About - Harry Potter Explained

7/6/2024
In the Philosopher’s Stone, Hagrid famously remarked that “There's not a single witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin.”. But..There are a few big issues with this statement. First of all, it’s factually incorrect. While the vast majority of the dark witches and wizards in the wizarding world were indeed at one time Slytherin students, it certainly wasn’t all of them. Second of all, many have interpreted Hagrid’s statement to mean: ‘all Slytherins will become evil’, when what Hagrid really meant was that ‘all bad witches and wizards ORIGINATED from Slytherin. Which is..Also not true. I will admit that when you think about all of the evil in the Wizarding World, it is certainly hard to distance your mind from the green and silver house. However, in reality there are numerous other examples of BAD wizards that came from well...ALL of the other houses. Think about it. We had Pettigrew from Gryffindor. We had Quirrell from Ravenclaw. And from Hufflepuff we had….The subject of today’s video! A dark wizard SO EVIL that many SLYTHERIN wizards PALE in comparison. Join me today as we peel back the layers of the most nefarious individual to arise from the black & yellow house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:59

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Harry Potter EXTENDED Lore: Exploring 90 Published Works (Part 1)

7/3/2024
Although the Harry Potter books and movies were released some time ago, there continues to be an insatiable thirst for more content among fans of all levels. And while seven core books and eight movies might seem like a lot, it feels considerably less substantial when spread over 27 years—a milestone we’ve just reached, as the first book was published on June 26th, 1997. Since the last book came out in 2007 we’ve had a few more films and we’ve had scribblings published here and there. We’ve even had a few prequel stories, but for the most part, extended lore pertaining to the Wizarding World is…Somewhat limited. But that CERTAINLY doesn’t mean there’s nothing. Which is why today I’ve begun to compile a list of ALL JK Rowling certified and published secondary content. If you think you know the world of Harry Potter now, well..You’re about to get to know it a lot better. Let’s dive in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:55

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EXCITING NEWS for ALL Harry Potter Fans! (JK Rowling Breaks Silence)

6/29/2024
Hey everyone, welcome to another installment of Harry Potter Theory. Today I’ve got some exciting news for you that pertains to the Harry Potter franchise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:13

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Top 35 Darkest Moments LEFT OUT of the Films - Harry Potter Explained

6/27/2024
Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we’re going to be discussing BOOKS vs FILMS - honing in on some of the darkest BOOK moments that, for varying reasons, simply never made their way onto the silver screen. While the film adaptations brought the magic of Hogwarts to life on the big screen, they were not without their limitations. In the process of adapting the complex and intricate world of the books into a more visually-driven medium, certain dark and unsettling moments were omitted or altered, leaving fans with a somewhat diluted version of Rowling's original vision. These were moments so dark that (in the case of some) they had to be removed in order to keep the film’s PG rating down. Today, we’ll delve into these dark moments left out of the films, exploring the reasons behind their omissions and the impact of these changes on the overall story. This is a compilation style video but I’ve also included an ADDITIONAL part 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:31

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The 10 BEST Severus SNAPE Theories (MEGA COMPILATION)

6/24/2024
Hey everyone, welcome to a special installment of Harry Potter Theory. Today we’re going to be diving back through the years on the channel and discussing 10 Harry Potter Theories that all pertain to our favourite double agent SEVERUS SNAPE. The range of theories is pretty broad, and they paint Snape in a bunch of different lights. They cover his hidden motivations, secret talents, and answer some questions about his origins. As this is a compilation style video spanning YEARS of the channel please be aware of some varied audio levels, inconsistent numbering and some (but hopefully not too much) repeated information. Anyway, without further do- sit back, relax and enjoy 10 theories about Severus Snape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:34:17

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Sorting Harry Potter Characters That Were NEVER SORTED in the Books - Harry Potter Theory

6/21/2024
Hey everyone. Welcome to another instalment of Harry Potter Theory. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most well known characters who show up in the Harry Potter series, but whose Hogwarts houses are never identified. For anyone who’s read or watched the Harry Potter series, the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are common knowledge. Based on the four founding members of the school, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin, the houses reflect the strengths, qualities, and beliefs of these witches and wizards, with each of the four houses being named after their respective founder. Those sorted into Gryffindor house value bravery and courage. Hufflepuff students believe in loyalty, patience and fair play. Ravenclaw witches and wizards, on the other hand, are committed to intellect and wisdom. And, lastly, Slytherin house welcomes students with immense ambition and cunning. From almost the immediate beginning of the series, fans are led to believe that these four houses play an immensely important role in the future and identity of the witches and wizards who attend school there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:45

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History of the Malfoy Family (Full Origins) - Harry Potter Documentary

6/18/2024
"It is often said of the Malfoy family that you will never find one at the scene of the crime, though their fingerprints might be all over the guilty wand. Independently wealthy, with no need to work for a living, they have generally preferred the role of power behind the throne, happy for others to do the donkey work and to take the responsibility for failure. They have helped finance many of their preferred candidates’ election campaigns, which have (it is alleged) included paying for dirty work such as hexing the opposition." These few sentences…Actually sum up the Malfoy family pretty well. Because you see, throughout Wizarding history the Malfoy family have consistently leveraged their immense wealth in order to exert influence and power within wizarding society. The descendants of a LONG line of pure-blood wizards, the Malfoys have long pulled the monetary puppet strings, playing a significant role in shaping the power dynamics and societal norms within the magical community. From their impressive ancestral home to their penchant for dark magic and discriminatory ideologies, it’s safe to say that the Malfoys have left an indelible and controversial mark on the wizarding world. Come to think of it..Stain might be a better word to use. Join me today as we discuss the history of this infamous Wizarding family, taking a closer look at where they came from, how they created their fortune, and how they made their mark on wizarding history. Let’s dive in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:08

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The History of Dobby (Origins Explained) - Harry Potter Documentary

6/14/2024
Today we’re going to be taking a look at one of the most beloved, innocent, and selfless characters of the entire series- Dobby. Dobby the big hearted House Elf makes his first appearance in the Chamber of Secrets- when he enters the home of #4 privet drive at perhaps the worst moment imaginable- the same day that Vernon Dursley, Harry's terrible uncle, is having a very important business dinner. Dobby did, however, act with good intentions, and from this moment onwards he continued to win over our hearts with each subsequent appearance. He brought so much to the series with hilarious lines, helped our hero through his journey, and is one of the most loyal and honest characters in the series. HOWEVER, despite being a fan favorite, Dobby was severely underrepresented in the films, and actually had a much larger presence in the books. Join me today as we discuss the ORIGINS of Dobby, finally giving him the spotlight he deserves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:11

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Full History of the FIRST Wizarding War (Voldemort's FIRST Rise to Power) - Harry Potter Documentary

6/11/2024
The First major Wizarding War in the Harry Potter universe was a catastrophic period in wizarding history that lasted a whopping 11 years. The war started when Voldemort, obsessed with pure-blood supremacy, sought to overthrow the existing magical order and establish himself as the ruler of both the wizarding and non-magical worlds. The war officially ended on October 31, 1981, when Voldemort's curse to kill the infant Harry Potter rebounded upon him, destroying his physical form and rendering him powerless. And the aftermath of this decade long conflict left deep scars on the wizarding world. Families were torn apart, and many prominent witches and wizards lost their lives. The wizarding world was in shambles. But as far as the 7 books are concerned, the primary focus is on the SECOND Wizarding War, a conflict that only lasted 3 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:01

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Why Can't Goblins Carry Wands? - Harry Potter Explained

6/9/2024
Wands are a crucial and commonly discussed aspect of the Harry Potter series. They serve as the tool that allow witches and wizards to channel and harness their magical abilities. And throughout the series, the significance of wands is highlighted through the emphasis on wandlore, the notion of wand ownership, and the pivotal role wands play in duels and magical combat. But for some reason…GOBLINS aren’t allowed to use them. Goblins are given full control of the financial system, they’re MORE than magically capable, and they’re arguably MORE intelligent than wizardkind. But under the current Ministry of Magic's control, goblins are STILL prohibited from using or owning wands, under the severe consequence of a life sentence in Azkaban prison. So, what’s the deal? Why are goblins forbidden from owning wands? How powerful could they become if they DID possess wands? And what underlying tensions exist between the goblin race and wizards? Join me today as we discuss the history of WIZARDS and goblins, uncovering the truth behind why goblins have so few rights in magical society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:49

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10 Harry Potter Theories SO BAD That They’re GOOD (Hilarious)

6/7/2024
The Force in Star Wars is just Harry under an Invisibility Cloak. The Ford Anglia is Arthur Weasley’s Horcrux. Gandalf and Dumbledore are the same wizard. Harry Potter, Breaking Bad, Spongebob and REAL life all exist in the same universe. Lord Voldemort is a Pokemon. These are just a handful of the absurd theories I’ve seen posted online, and for the most part I try to center this channel around ‘good’ theories. At least, that’s the goal. But for today, I thought I’d dive deep in to the worst of the worst and peel back the layers of some the ABSOLUTE worst Harry Potter theories out there. This list is full of GOLD and some of them are pretty hilarious, so join me as we examine the dregs of the theorydom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:27

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What HAPPENS to Gellert Grindelwald after Fantastic Beasts 3? (1932 - Death)

6/5/2024
The Fantastic Beasts films left us on a MASSIVE cliffhanger. The Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald is STILL at large and the movies just…ENDED? Fortunately for us, we know how his story plays out, and we can attribute that to established Harry Potter lore. But as for the films..Those are over. So, what I want to know is..What happened to him along the way? What happened AFTER 1932? What happened to Gellert Grindelwald? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:18

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History of the Unforgivable Curses and WHY They’re UNFORGIVABLE - Harry Potter Theory

6/3/2024
The 3 Unforgivable Curses: Imperio, Crucio and Avada Kedavra, are tremendously dangerous. But why are THESE 3 spells in particular deemed UNFORGIVABLE when so many others aren’t? I mean, I’d argue that there are worse spells out there that are MORE deserving of this title. Today we’re going to be discussing all of this, and more, as we dive in to the history of the unforgivable curses, exploring their origins and classification. Let’s dive in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:41

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HUGE Updates for Hogwarts Legacy (FINALLY!)

5/31/2024
Welcome to Harry Potter Theory. Today we’re discussing all of the JUNE 2024 UPDATES for Hogwarts Legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:31

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What's the Wizarding World like in 2024? - Harry Potter Theory

5/31/2024
What is the Wizarding World Like in 2024 Who is Minister for Magic? What are Modern Brooms like? Who is Headmaster of Hogwarts? Are there Wizarding CELL PHONES? Is blood status STILL a controversial issue? And most importantly: are there any other NEW dark wizards on the rise? Today we’ll be answering all of that and MORE as we discuss the Wizarding World in modern times. Hey everyone, welcome to another installment of Harry Potter Theory. Today we’re going to be discussing the Wizarding World in the modern era. It’s been 26 prosperous years since Lord Voldemort made his final stand at the Battle of Hogwarts, finally meeting his end on May 2nd of 1998. And since that time, the MUGGLE world has changed a whole lot. The Internet has become mainstream, smartphones are prolific, communication is instant and everything is online. And if we consider how much the MUGGLE world has developed since the late 90s, I’d wager that the Wizarding World has undergone something similar. I think that, since the momentous day that marked Voldemort’s defeat, the Wizarding World has undergone a significant amount of change. Firstly, because they haven’t a dark threat to deal with in MANY years, and secondly because technology (even wizarding technology) develops exponentially. The First Wizarding War ran from 1970-1981, and the Second Wizarding War ran from 1995-1998, which MEANS that this is the longest period of time (for quite some time) that the Wizarding World has been able to exist in relative peace. And with the focus shifting from dark threats to societal development, things can evolve pretty quickly. Just like a phoenix, wizarding society rose from the ashes and emerged from the second wizarding war stronger than ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:16