Interesting Harry Potter Facts That Were Not Mentioned In The Movies
As we all know, the Harry Potter novels are a beloved series that was later adapted into high-grossing popular films. However, it is natural to think that creating a book into a film eventually leads to the cutting of many significant events and scenes.
Across all the seven Harry Potter books, several facts and scenes were not depicted in the movies and the fandom perceives it as a great loss. Here is a list of certain facts that were not mentioned in the movies.
Peeves, the most troublesome and notorious poltergeist since c. 993, was a constant pain to the inhabitants of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In 1995, Peeves opposed Dolores Umbridge along with the other residents of Hogwarts. He played a crucial role during the six years that Harry spent there, but there was no mention of him in any of the films.
There is a brief mention of Neville Longbottom’s parents in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but the most remarkable scene is depicted in The Half Blood Prince when Neville pays a visit to them at St Mungo’s Hospital, which was not featured in the film. This scene was heartbreaking to read but it would have been quite touching to watch it on the big screen.
Betrayal of Percy Weasley
Percy Weasley’s decision to side with Fudge and the Ministry after the return of Voldemort and his betrayal to his own family is alluded to in The Order of the Phoenix. As a result of which the movie lacked the substance that it deserved.
The Elder Wand
In The Deathly Hallows Part II, Harry is seen snapping the Elder Wand after the Second Wizarding War and tossing it out. However, the book mentions that Harry returned the Elder Wand to Dumbledore’s tomb, because no wizard apart from Harry was worthy enough to use it, and he’s had enough adventures with it.
Snape’s worst memory
Some Potterheads are of the conviction that Snape’s worst memory is associated with getting bullied by the Marauders. However, in reality, his worst memory is from the time he called Lily a “mudblood” in the heat of the moment, for which Lily could never forgive him.
Rita Skeeter, a journalist for the Daily Prophet was an unregistered Animagus, who would often turn herself into a beetle to snoop around and gather people’s secrets for her articles. The movies never made a mention of this, but it was vaguely hinted in The Goblet Of Fire.
All of these storylines deserved more on-screen loving, but in the end, all the movies did a fabulous job.