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Harry Potter, what the series can fix. The main mistakes.

Harry Potter books and films have several inconsistencies.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the most divisive films in the saga

Harry Potter  will get a television reboot on  HBO Max  (just “Max” coming soon). With this, there is the opportunity for the new adaptation to correct several plot holes, present in the films and even in the books (since JK Rowling did not plan everything as well as she claims).

Despite having already been announced by  Warner , the television reboot of Harry Potter is still in the early stages of conception. Therefore, little is known about the project.

The controversial  JK Rowling  will act as executive producer of the series, and it seems that each season of the production will adapt one of the author’s books.

Check out, below, 7 plot holes that the Harry Potter series needs to correct.

Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
 Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry’s scar must have hurt when he met Professor Quirrell

The first time Harry’s scar hurt in the Harry Potter series was in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, when he saw Severus Snape. This was of course a mistake, and the painful reaction resulted from being so close to Lord Voldemort, who was planted on the back of Professor Quirrell’s head.

This is frustrating, as Hogwarts wasn’t the first time Harry saw Quirrell – they met at the Leaky Cauldron. The simple solution to this plot flaw would be to remove this encounter entirely and have the first time Harry sees Quirrell be at school.

Hermione in Harry Potter
Hermione in Harry Potter

Muggle-borns shouldn’t be afraid of Voldemort’s name

It makes sense that Muggle-borns would try to assimilate into wizarding culture as quickly as possible, but the fact that they immediately fear the name of Voldemort has always been strange. Harry certainly never feared the word, but others who grew up in the Muggle world, like Hermione, cringed when they heard “Voldemort” after just a few months among the magical folk.

Since they never experienced – or had loved ones who experienced – the First Wizarding War, it would make more sense if this was a factor that differentiated the magical-born and Muggle-born Hogwarts students in the remake.

Hermione using the Alohomora spell
Hermione using the Alohomora spell

Alohomora is a redundant spell

The first time we see the “Alohomora” spell in Harry Potter is when Hermione uses it to unlock the door that leads to Fluffy and the trapdoor.

She mentioned that she had found the spell in the Standard Book of Spells, implying that it is one of the most basic spells in the magical world. The problem is that this makes both the spell and the locks completely redundant. In the Harry Potter remake, there must be a learning curve for Alohomora, so that not just any witch or wizard who knows the incantation can open just about any lock.

Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter
Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter

The teachers would have asked Moaning Myrtle how she died

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry, Ron and Hermione were, for some reason, the only people in 50 years who thought to ask Moaning Myrtle the details of her murder.

Surely, if one of the teachers, like McGonagall, Snape or Dumbledore, had asked, they would have discovered the location of the Chamber of Secrets and the monster inside, just like the group of 12 year olds did.

Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Veritaserum should have been used in Sirius Black’s trial

Veritaserum (truth serum) was introduced in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but it would certainly have been useful before then. After all, Sirius Black was sent to prison without trial for a crime he knew he was innocent of.

Rowling has since revealed that, like Muggle lie detectors, Veritaserum is not infallible. However, like Muggle lie detectors, it appears that the potion could have been used in at least some legal circumstances. It would make a lot more sense in the Harry Potter remake if it was revealed that someone, perhaps a Death Eater within the Ministry, took Sirius’ case forward without her.

Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Barty Crouch Jr.’s plan in Goblet of Fire is unnecessarily complicated

Another problem in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the overly complicated nature of Voldemort and Barty Crouch Jr.’s plan. Instead of turning the Triwizard Tournament Cup into a portkey, it would have been much easier if Crouch/Moody had done it. this with any arbitrary object.

He would just need to gain Harry’s trust and ask him to hand over a quill or a notebook.

Voldemort in Harry Potter
Voldemort in Harry Potter

Avada Kedrava should be used more often

The war begins in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and although there is a curse that instantly kills the opponent, most wizards and witches do not use it. That’s not to say the Order of the Phoenix doesn’t kill – Lupine specifically states in Deathly Hallows that Harry must be prepared to kill, and the good side uses several fatal curses.

However, for some reason the Killing Curse is avoided, which puts people at risk. The Harry Potter TV remake could correct this by having the good characters use the curse, making Harry’s refusal to do so even more impactful, setting him up as someone even better than the rest of the Order of the Phoenix.

The Harry Potter reboot does not yet have a release date. You can check out all the films in the franchise on  HBO Max .

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