J.K. Rowling took everyone by storm with her mind-boggling world of Harry Potter. While the series ended in 2007 with “The Deathly Hallows”, she continued the saga of the Wizarding World with “The Fantastic Beasts” and “the Cursed Child”. This list comprises some fascinating and odd truths about the universe that was obscure until after the last novel. These weird factoids about “Harry Potter” characters, such as Minerva McGonagall or Nagini will blow your minds away. Even the most loyal Potterhead might be unaware of the post-book facets. So here are the 10 uncanny Harry Potter facts that were revealed after the books.
The latest reports on the “Harry Potter” franchise being converted into TV series on HBO Max have thrown the Potterheads for a loop. Netizens haven’t shied away from pouring out their emotions on Twitter. This whole fuss on the subject has compelled us to revisit our childhood love, the Wizarding World.
Harry Is Not Parseltongue Anymore
It wasn’t until the later parts that we learnt why Harry was a parseltongue like Voldemort and Salazar Slytherin. Harry and Voldemort were distantly related as the descendants of the Peverell brothers. But Potter could speak Parseltongue because he was a Horcrux and a part of Voldemort’s soul lived inside him. After the Horcrux was destroyed in “The Deathly Hallows”, Harry lost his ability to communicate with snakes. Being a Parseltongue wasn’t seen under good light in the Wizarding World, but this ability had its own set of advantages. Harry couldn’t have saved Justin Finch from the snake nor could have opened the Chamber of Secrets if it wasn’t for this rare skill.
Nagini Was A Human
Nagini was a despised snake and Voldemort’s most trustworthy and evil pet. Fans were taken aback when they learnt from “Fantastic Beasts” that Nagini was a woman all along. She was like an animagus, known as ‘maledictus’ in which humans suffered a blood curse that turned them into animals.
Malfoy and Queen Elizabeth I
Would the Malfoys prefer being a pureblood or royal blood? Long before wizards and muggles build a shield between their worlds, one of the Malfoys’ ancestors was romantically involved with Queen Elizabeth the First. These proud and pure-blood Malfoys would have almost been mixed or blue-blood had the Queen and their ancestor tied the knot. Would Draco Malfoy and his father be any different in this alternate origin? Heck, no!
Future Of The Quibbler
“The Quibbler” was founded and run by Luna Lovegood’s father. The magazine didn’t have a wide audience like “The Daily Prophet” for their bizarre and unrealistic articles. But its reach grew exponentially when it started to post on Harry Potter, the Dark Lord, and the rise of Death Eaters. The magazine switched back to publishing its signature style of content when the Second Wizarding War ended and Voldemort died. It, however, managed to retain a loyal set of audience with its quirky articles this time.
Lupin and Tonks’ Son
No matter how many times we read the novels or watch the movies, Lupin’s death always hurts the same amount. Gravity seems to pull down our hearts, whenever Harry looks at the lying bodies of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks during the Battle of Hogwarts. They had just become parents and made Harry the godfather of their son, Teddy. It’s disturbing to think of how Teddy’s fate sounds similar to that of Harry. Both the kids lost their parents during battles; which is exactly what J.K. Rowling wanted to highlight. However, Teddy’s godparents were nothing like the Dursleys. He was raised by Harry and Ginny with immense warmth and love. Currently, Teddy is romantically involved with Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s daughter, Victoire Weasley.
Luna Lovegood’s Love Life
There is so much discussion over Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco’s future that we almost miss out other characters. Luna Lovegood was one of the most fan-favourite characters despite her eccentricities and bizarre beliefs. She was a loyal friend and bravely accepted herself for who she was. After the “Harry Potter” series ended, a huge number of fans were curious to find out about Luna’s future career and love life. Even though, some of us rooted for her and Neville Longbottom, the brilliant witch found her soulmate in Newt Scamander’s grandson, Rolf Scamander, Chief Consulting Magizoologist. It shouldn’t come as a surprise given their shared love for obscure creatures. After the battle of Hogwarts, Luna went on to pursue Magizoology where she came across Rolf.
The Purpose of the Chamber of Secrets
The idea behind the inception of the Chamber of Secrets was not supposed to be a ‘secret’. Salazar Slytherin had built the chambers to use them for classroom purposes (and you thought Portions classroom was bad). But as his anti-muggle emotions began to grow stronger, he converted the chambers into a secret-maniac-wizard dungeon.
Older Wizards Hated Pants
By now, most of you would have encountered the influx of memes on Dumbledore’s wardrobe. After all, when did Albus Dumbledore decide to ditch the snazzy outfit from “Fantastic Beasts” and get into robes in the “Harry Potter” universe? The question should be WHY. It turns out that most of the wizards, especially the older ones, preferred traditional robes over muggle pants. The fashion of trousers had almost influenced every wizard until the anti-pants movement came along. According to J.K. Rowling, this movement brought back the traditional couture.
This also reminds us of another disgusting revelation by J.K. Rowling- Wizards peed in their robes before 18th Century and used magic to clean it up.
Where Is The Resurrection Stone?
Harry took a wise call by placing the Elder Wand back into Dumbledore’s tomb in the books. But there is another powerful object out in the open that deserves our attention. The Resurrection Stone is one of the Deathly Hallows that was dropped by Harry in the Forbidden Forest during the war. Ever wonder what happened to such a powerful stone? It was later buried by one of the centaurs and left to be discovered by a Hogwarts student.
Minerva McGonagall’s Past
Professor McGonagall was a powerful witch who wasn’t afraid of standing for the right cause. Forget about magic, she could destroy you with her lethal sarcasm. We had mostly seen the strong and fierce side of McGonagall throughout the franchise. But if we dug deep in her past, we’d find a series of tragedies. Before moving into Hogwarts School, McGonagall used to live with her partner. Unfortunately, the dark wizards had killed him and destroyed their home. Before him, Minerva was also ready to leave the wizarding world for a muggle she was in love with. But even he was brutally murdered by Voldemort.