Asked By: Dennis Alexander Date: created: Oct 20 2023

How did Harry find out who R.A.B. is

Answered By: Ashton Wright Date: created: Oct 22 2023

When are audiences introduced to R.A.B? – Audiences first see these initials in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. After Harry opens Salazar Slytherin’s Locket, he discovers a note signed from R.A.B. The note is addressed to the Dark Lord and reads: “I know I will be dead long before you read this, but I want you to know that it is I who discovered your secret.

I have stolen the real Horcrux and intend to destroy it as soon as I can. I face death in the hope that when you meet your match, you will be mortal once more”.R.A.B’s identity is not revealed until Deathly Hallows: Part 1. After Harry, Ron and Hermione escape from the Death Eaters at Bill and Fleur’s wedding, they arrive at 12 Grimmauld Place.

Here, they spot the name Regulus Arcturus Black written out on one of the doors. Harry quickly connects that this must be the same R.A.B who wrote the letter to Voldemort. It’s then confirmed by Ron that Regulus is the brother of Sirius. Whilst the movies only contain brief mentions of Regulus, the books explore his troubled character in greater depth.

Who is R.A.B. at the end of Harry Potter?

Regulus Arcturus Black ( 1961 – 1979 ), also known as R.A.B., was a pure-blood wizard, born to Orion and Walburga Black, and the younger brother of Sirius Black, He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1972 and was sorted into the Slytherin house.

Why did Regulus betray Voldemort?

Weaknesses – Like his family, Regulus was easily swayed by Lord Voldemort’s “pure-blood” rhetoric. He learned too late that the Lord Voldemort’s beliefs were far more evil than he had ever realized and being a Death Eater involved far more unpleasantness than he was capable of.

Asked By: Landon Jones Date: created: Aug 23 2023

Why did Regulus Black steal the Horcrux

Answered By: Devin Gonzales Date: created: Aug 23 2023

” I have stolen the real Horcrux and intend to destroy it as soon as I can. I face death in the hope that when you meet your match, you will be mortal once more. ” — Regulus’s parting letter to Voldemort Regulus Arcturus Black ( 1961 – 1979 ) was an English pure-blood wizard and a member of the noble House of Black,

He was born to Orion and Walburga Black, and the younger brother of Sirius Black, He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1972 and was sorted into the Slytherin house. Regulus became a Death Eater in his youth but defected when he found what Lord Voldemort would do in order to reach his aims.

Regulus also learned about one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes and decided to destroy it. He was killed after acquiring Salazar Slytherin ‘s locket in 1979.

Did Voldemort know Regulus betrayed him?

This means that he likely never found out about Regulus’s betrayal through the note Regulus left in the fake locket.

Asked By: Jason Mitchell Date: created: Jan 25 2024

How did Harry get the Half-Blood Prince

Answered By: Anthony Robinson Date: created: Jan 26 2024

Plot – New Minister for Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, meets with the Muggle prime minister to discuss recent wizarding events affecting the non-magical world. Meanwhile, Harry, grieving his late godfather, Sirius Black, endures another summer at the Dursleys,

Dumbledore unexpectedly arrives to escort Harry to the Weasleys ‘ home. First, they visit retired Hogwarts professor Horace Slughorn, whom Dumbledore wants to resume his former post. Slughorn agrees only after meeting the famous Harry Potter. Elsewhere, Bellatrix Lestrange and her sister, Narcissa Malfoy secretly seek out Severus Snape at his home.

Narcissa asks Snape to make an Unbreakable Vow to protect her son, Draco, and to carry out a task, should he fail. While school shopping in Diagon Alley, Harry, Ron, and Hermione observe Draco suspiciously slipping into Knockturn Alley, On the Hogwarts Express, Harry, wearing his Invisibility Cloak, overhears Draco claim he may not return to Hogwarts the following year to instead, “go on to better things.” Harry suspects that Draco may have become a Death Eater,

During the Welcome Feast, Slughorn is introduced as the new Potions teacher while Snape is now the Defence Against the Dark Arts instructor. Harry and Ron take Slughorn’s advanced potions class. Harry finds a tattered potions textbook bearing the inscription, ‘The Half-Blood Prince.’ The book contains tips, as well as new spells, scribbled in the book margins that yield better results than the printed instructions.

With it, Harry rises to the top of the class and wins a vial of Felix Felicis, a luck-enhancing potion. Hermione says Harry is cheating while Slughorn compares his potions skill to his mother, Lily, Dumbledore begins tutoring Harry on Tom Riddle, aka Voldemort, to prepare him for their foretold battle.

He shows Harry memories of Riddle’s past, including his meeting young Riddle in an orphanage. One memory from Slughorn’s early Hogwarts’ days suddenly goes dark when Riddle utters the word, ‘horcrux’. This memory has been altered, and Dumbledore tasks Harry with retrieving Slughorn’s true one. To that end, Harry attends the Slug Club, an informal group of Slughorn’s favourite students.

Hermione and Ginny are also included, though Ron is excluded. Hermione invites Ron to Slughorn’s Christmas party, but he remains upset about her previous relationship with Viktor Krum and begins seeing Lavender Brown, Harry takes Luna Lovegood to the party but leaves early to follow Draco Malfoy when he gatecrashes the event.

  • Shortly after, Ron is poisoned drinking mead that Slughorn had intended as a gift for Dumbledore.
  • Ron survives but while he is in the infirmary, Lavender breaks up with him when he favors Hermione.
  • Also, Harry and Ginny become romantically involved.
  • Using the Felix Felicis potion, Harry successfully obtains Slughorn’s unaltered memory.

It reveals how Tom Riddle created six Horcruxes to become immortal. Horcruxes, magical objects encasing one’s soul, are created with ancient dark magic. Two, Riddle’s diary and a ring, have been destroyed, but Dumbledore believes four Horcruxes remain.

Dumbledore discovers another Horcrux location, and he and Harry journey to a remote cave. Inside, a Horcrux is hidden under protective enchantments in the middle of a lake. Dumbledore nearly dies retrieving a Locket Horcrux, Returning to Hogwarts, Dumbledore and Harry see the Dark Mark hovering above the Astronomy Tower.

Atop the tower, they hear footsteps approaching. Dumbledore casts a protective spell on Harry, forcing him to watch helplessly when Draco arrives and disarms Dumbledore. A distressed Draco reveals that Voldemort ordered him to murder Dumbledore. He is unable to follow through, however; Snape arrives and casts the Killing Curse at Dumbledore.

  1. Released from Dumbledore’s protection, Harry pursues Snape, firing a curse at him.
  2. Snape easily deflects it.
  3. Snape taunts Harry for using his own spell against him and reveals that he is the Half-Blood Prince.
  4. Snape escapes with Draco through the ensuing battle between Death Eaters and the Order of the Phoenix.

Dumbledore’s lifeless body is found at the base of Astronomy Tower. Representatives from all wizarding races attend his funeral. Later, Harry discovers that the Locket Horcrux is fake, switched by someone whose initials are, R.A.B. Ron and Hermione vow to help Harry find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes.

Who killed Regulus?

Regulus Arcturus Black seemed as unlikely a hero as can be – at first. We know Sirius’s little brother didn’t have the best run when we first heard about him. He followed Lord Voldemort, he served as a Death Eater and a substantial portion of his family supported the ‘purification’ of the wizarding race and getting rid of Muggle-borns.

Yet in his final hours, Regulus carried out a brave and selfless deed with nobody knowing. Well, almost nobody Life couldn’t have been easy for young Regulus. We’ve heard of the clashes between his parents and his ‘Gryffindor-and-proud’ brother. Picture Regulus at home while his brother Sirius constantly argued with their mother Walburga – who, of course, eventually became immortalised as an angry, screaming portrait.

Growing up in Grimmauld Place must have been bedlam. ‘He was younger than me,’ said Sirius, ‘and a much better son, as I was constantly reminded.’ ‘But he died,’ said Harry. ‘Yeah,’ said Sirius. ‘Stupid idiot he joined the Death Eaters.’ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Eventually things came to a head and Sirius walked out on the Black family, leaving Regulus alone with his parents and their ‘pure-blood mania’.

Seeing his brother’s name burned off the family tapestry would have sent a powerful message – that anyone who disagreed would be disowned. Between his hostile home environment and the added pressure to bring honour to house Black, it’s no wonder that Regulus turned to Dark magic. Beneath this was a collection of yellow newspaper cuttings, all stuck together to make a ragged collage.

Hermione crossed the room to examine them. ‘They’re all about Voldemort,’ she said. ‘Regulus seems to have been a fan for a few years before he joined the Death Eaters,’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows The youngest Black brother was hardly ever mentioned by other wizards, however there was someone devoted to Regulus who knew his deepest secrets – Kreacher the house-elf.

  • In the chapter ‘Kreacher’s Tale’, the Black family’s former servant revealed the truth behind the mysterious ‘R.A.B.’.
  • Master Regulus volunteered Kreacher to assist Voldemort who then took Kreacher to a cave, forced him to drink a basin of burning potion and left him for dead.
  • The elf had been used to test the defences for a locket bearing the symbol of Slytherin.
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Unbeknown to Voldemort, Kreacher escaped and returned to Regulus. ‘Master Regulus told Kreacher to come back,’ he said. ‘I know – but how did you escape the Inferi?’ Kreacher did not seem to understand. ‘Master Regulus told Kreacher to come back,’ he repeated.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Though he had trodden too far down a dark path, Regulus was still a smart guy. After all, he was the one who deduced that the locket had become a Horcrux, knew it meant Voldemort was no longer ‘mortal’ and that it had to be destroyed. How he found this out, we may never know, only that one night he came to Kreacher ‘not as he usually was’ and ‘disturbed in his mind’.

Then, of course, there was his letter: the evidence that he had turned on his former master. To the Dark Lord I know I will be dead long before you read this but I want you to know that it was I who discovered your secret. I have stolen the real Horcrux and intend to destroy it as soon as I can.

I face death in the hope that when you meet your match, you will be mortal once more.R.A.B. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince So Regulus drank the burning potion himself (rather than letting Kreacher suffer again) and was dragged to his death by the Inferi, A distraught Kreacher was ordered to return home, destroy Slytherin’s locket and never reveal the truth to the Black family.

Hermione believed that Regulus kept his actions secret to protect his family should Voldemort discover his betrayal. Again, it’s a mystery what made Regulus change suddenly on that night he returned to Kreacher. Maybe finding out about something as inhumane as the Horcruxes was enough to turn him against the Dark Lord.

Maybe he had seen horrors he wasn’t prepared for – like Draco did years later. Or maybe he changed his mind once he saw the cruelty Voldemort could inflict on an innocent elf, Regulus, we’re told, always liked Kreacher and treated him with kindness. There was no fame or glory in his death, yet Regulus had his legacy.

The Horcruxes were eventually destroyed, Voldemort was defeated and Regulus became an inspirational figure for Kreacher at the Battle of Hogwarts : The house-elves of Hogwarts swarmed into the Entrance Hall, screaming and waving carving knives and cleavers, and at their head, the locket of Regulus Black bouncing on his chest, was Kreacher, his bullfrog’s voice audible even above this din: ‘Fight! Fight! Fight for my master, defender of house-elves! Fight the Dark Lord, in the name of brave Regulus! Fight!’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Regulus Black died an unexpected hero, a revelation Harry was one of the first to know.

Had Sirius only known, we imagine he would have been so proud of his brave brother. In taking a tremendous risk for no personal reward, his is one of the most unlikely, yet noblest sacrifices in the entire series. Each month Pottermore will shine a spotlight on a character from the Harry Potter stories who we feel deserves more credit.

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Asked By: Douglas Jackson Date: created: Oct 10 2023

Did Snape know Regulus

Answered By: Daniel Williams Date: created: Oct 10 2023

Though they were in the same Hogwarts house, Snape was a year above Regulus. It’s unknown whether Snape and Regulus personally knew each other or had any type of relationship, but if true then I can see their relationship in two possible ways:

They might’ve been close. Both Snape and Regulus were a part of a group of Slytherin students aspiring to be Death Eaters. It’s possible that Regulus and Snape had a close relationship where Snape was sort of a mentor to his protege Regulus (similar to Snape being a protege/lapdog of Lucius Malfoy under the latters mentorship). Snape might’ve been the bigger brother that Regulus never had and Regulus would’ve viewed Snape as much more of a bigger brother to him than Sirius ever was because Regulus had the relationship with Snape that he didn’t have with his own brother Sirius. This mentor/protege/brother relationship between Snape and Regulus would’ve also been one of the reasons for the enmity between Sirius and Snape. They were most probably hostile due to Regulus being Sirius’ brother, My main reason for believing that Snape hated him is that Regulus, like Harry, had the misfortune to physically resemble someone who Snape despised. Snape picked on Harry even before he opened his mouth, mainly because he was James’ son who looked like James. He might have had a similar mindset with Regulus who looked like Sirius. Regulus wasn’t a carbon copy of his brother the way Harry apparently was of James, but they bore a close enough resemblance that Harry pondered it a few times in The Deathly Hallows. It also seems to be a bit of an ongoing motif in this series, to be prejudiced against someone because of their family resemblance—we learn on Pottermore that Vernon’s dislike for Harry stems from his close resemblance to his father, Petunia also hates Harry because he has Lily’s eyes, Draco stereotypes Ron based on his red hair and freckles, Harry nearly attacks Andromeda because he mistakes her for her sister Bellatrix, and so forth. I wouldn’t put it past Snape to make cold remarks about Regulus being arrogant like his brother, etc. like he did with Harry. But this is just an assumption and I doubt Snape picked on Regulus to the extent that he did to Harry as he was not in a position of authority. Though I could be wrong because Snape got on well with Sirius’s cousins Narcissa and Bellatrix (who both despised Sirius).

What kind of relationship do you think Severus Snape had with Regulus Black? Do you think they were close or they were hostile due to Regulus being Sirius’ brother?

Asked By: Zachary Richardson Date: created: Sep 20 2023

Why was Regulus black in Slytherin

Answered By: Andrew Jackson Date: created: Sep 23 2023

I think regulus black asked the sorting hat to put him in Slytherin. Many of his qualities suggest he should be a Griffindor. He shows incredible bravery by leaving Voldemort, not just that he ‘got cold feet’. If someone left the death eaters, especially the inner circle then they would definitely be killed.

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By sacrificing himself and trying to destroy the locket he shows his true bravery Growing up around the awful Blacks, he would have expected and admired Slytherins, and felt pressured into conforming. When Harry visits his room in Grimmauld place, he observes that while Sirius’s room was decorated to stand out, regulus’s was made to blend in.

Once he gets into Slytherin, he is determined to be accepted – he decorates his room with Slytherin banners, joins the quidditch team and tries really hard in school. This leads me to think that while the other Slytherins were talking about joining Voldemort, he may have been swept along with them, with the added hope that it would make his parents proud

Asked By: Alan Patterson Date: created: Jan 11 2023

Who killed Hedwig

Answered By: Matthew Walker Date: created: Jan 12 2023

Hedwig’s killer is not explicitly identified, so he/she may have appeared in other books, films or video games, but the only known appearance is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. A popular fan theory based on book canon suggests that Snape may have killed Hedwig.

Did Voldemort ever find out about Regulus?

If this is the case, then Voldemort does not know how Regulus died until the moment he enters the cave in DH (if he ever realised it all, Harry had the fake locket after all). And since Regulus told no one, the Death Eaters wouldn’t know either. As far as I can remember, Voldemort did not know Regulus ‘betrayed’ him.

What did Sirius do to Regulus?

The relationship between Pure-Wizard Sirius Black and Pure-Blood Wizard Regulus Black is brotherly but complicated at times. Their relationship over the years has changed from being childhood best friends to enemies due to their parents and Hogwarts house and then back to loyal brothers during their later years at school.

  1. The boys relationship was fixed due to their respective girlfriends and later on wives Half-Blood witch Marlene McKinnon and Pure-Blood Emmeline Vance,
  2. Sirius has always been protective of his younger brother throughout the years, keeping tabs on him in school in spite of their distance.
  3. Sirius feels guilty for leaving Regulus behind when he ran away.

Regulus begins to regain his sense of loyalty to Sirius during his fifth year at Hogwarts.

Asked By: Owen Kelly Date: created: Nov 03 2023

How did Regulus figure out the locket was a Horcrux

Answered By: Horace Jones Date: created: Nov 03 2023

J.K. Rowling revealed how Regulus Black discovered Voldemort’s Horcrux secret, but key parts of The Deathly Hallows paint the whole picture. Regulus Black, a member of the infamous House of Black pure-blood wizarding family, was one of the first characters in the Harry Potter series to discover Voldemort’s Horcrux secret. Regulus does not appear physically in any of the films but is mentioned throughout by various characters.

His primary references came from his house-elf, Kreacher, who revealed that Regulus retrieved Slytherin’s Locket after discovering it was a Horcrux and attempted to destroy it. This leads to questions of how he learned of Voldemort’s Horcruxes in the first place. The Black family featured a host of notable wizards, including Sirius, Regulus’s older brother and godfather to Harry Potter.

The family was one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the Wizarding World, also holding membership in the Sacred 28. Another familial trait was that most of the Black family were sorted into House Slytherin, with many being supporters of Voldemort, even a few becoming Death Eaters like Regulus.

  • While Regulus didn’t play as significant a role as many of his kin, he can ultimately be considered one of Slytherin’s greatest heroes in the Harry Potter franchise,
  • In a 2007 interview (via Accio Quote/Bloomsbury ), J.K.
  • Rowling partially addressed how Regulus was able to deduce that Slytherin’s Locket was indeed a Horcrux.

She reiterated that Voldemort did not invent the magic behind Horcruxes, just that he was the first to make six of them. Immortality made him even more arrogant, dropping hints to others as he did before Harry in the graveyard at Little Hangleton. Rowling mentions that Voldemort also did this in front of Regulus, who was able to correctly guess why the Dark Lord was so confident in his inability to die. Kreacher, a house-elf loyal to the House of Black, was the key to how Regulus potentially discovered the secret of the locket. From the book chapter “Kreacher’s Tale” from the Deathly Hallows, it was known that Regulus volunteered the elf to assist Voldemort.

Kreacher was used to test the defenses of the Horcrux. The Dark Lord brought the elf to a cave and made him drink a burning potion before leaving him for dead. The elf was ultimately able to escape and return to his master. Perhaps a combination of Voldemort’s arrogance and willingness to sacrifice a powerful creature like a house-elf for a locket clued Regulus into his scheme.

Leaving a note for Voldemort under the alias R.A.B., the former Slytherin revealed he had switched the locket for a fake and wanted the Dark Lord to know he was the one who figured out his secret. Regulus Black does not get much credit for his role in ultimately thwarting Voldemort’s plan, but he played an essential role.

His sacrifice is one of the most underrated in the Harry Potter series. He is most known in the Wizarding World for being a Death Eater, though he should be considered among the notable defectors from the House of Black. Sirius dies before this revelation about his brother is made, but he assuredly would have been proud of how his sibling rebelled against the former Tom Riddle,

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Asked By: Charles Evans Date: created: Mar 24 2023

Was Regulus Black good or bad

Answered By: Thomas Cook Date: created: Mar 24 2023

Regulus was a good person who made several bad choices. We know he loved Kreacher, and we know he loved his family; his back story in Deathly Hallows makes this clear. It’s also obvious that he didn’t hold with all of Voldemort’s ideals, as he was mortified to have found that he’d created a Horcrux.

Asked By: Miguel Rogers Date: created: Jun 13 2023

Was Umbridge A Death Eater

Answered By: Donald Alexander Date: created: Jun 13 2023

Halfway through the Harry Potter book series, we were introduced to one of the Wizarding World’s most despicable characters. It was one who could even discourage you from reading further, for the slight chance that she might get a happy ending would ruin the whole experience.

  • Dolores Jane Umbridge, a Ministry of Magic employee, may be one of the most hated characters in pop culture.
  • Created by controversial author J.K.
  • Rowling, introduced in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and brought to life on the big screen by an excellent Imelda Staunton, this government bureaucrat acts in a way that makes you wonder if she secretly supports the series’ big bad, Lord Voldemort.

Surprisingly, Dolores Umbridge is not a Death Eater, she’s actually something even worse — a ruthless bigot.

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Who betrayed everyone in Deathly Hallows?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Betrayal/Secrecy The store will not work correctly in the case when cookies are disabled. Betrayal/Secrecy The Deathly Hallows Part I begins with a whole bunch of double-crossing and betrayals. Snape betrays the Order of the Phoenix.

What was Regulus Black’s Patronus?

Regulus Black

Regulus Arcturus Black
Biographical information
Patronus Raven
Affiliation
Occupation Intern at Ministry Law Office Death Eater

What is Regulus Black’s Animagus?

Trivia –

Regulus’ name and zodiac sign coincide with each other. In a letter to Harry in Goblet of Fire, Regulus mentions that Walburga gifted Sirius his penchant for bad puns. Regulus’ cat name – while not his choice – is Llewelyn, which is Welsh for “Like a lion”. Fittingly, as the name Regulus is the brightest star in the Leo constellation. His animagus form is a black cat with a white mark across its chest – a likeness to the small scar Regulus bears after a particularly bad fight he had with Sirius as a child. While he hasn’t said so himself directly, Sirius has mentioned that Regulus is fond of weddings a few times across the series.

Asked By: Reginald Bell Date: created: Sep 09 2023

Why was Snape mean to Harry

Answered By: Kevin Walker Date: created: Sep 09 2023
Severus Snape
Harry Potter character
Alan Rickman as Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
First appearance Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997)
Last appearance Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
Created by J.K. Rowling
Portrayed by
  • Alan Rickman
  • Alec Hopkins (teenager)
  • Benedict Clarke (child)
In-universe information
Full name Severus Snape
Aliases The Half-Blood Prince The Potions Master
Nicknames Snivellus Slytherus
Occupation Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (1997–1998) Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor of Hogwarts (1996–1997) Potions Professor of Hogwarts (1981–1996)
Family Tobias Snape (father) Eileen Snape née Prince (mother)
Nationality British
House Slytherin
Born 9 January 1960
Died 2 May 1998
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Severus Snape is a fictional character in J.K. Rowling ‘s Harry Potter series. He is an exceptionally skilled wizard whose extremely cold and resentful exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish. A Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Snape is hostile to Harry due to his resemblance to his father James Potter, who bullied Snape during their time together at Hogwarts.

As the series progresses, Snape’s character becomes more layered and enigmatic. A central mystery is unravelled concerning his loyalties. Snape dies at the hands of Lord Voldemort in the seventh book, at which time his back story is revealed. Despite his attraction to the Dark Arts and Voldemort’s ideology of wizard supremacy, Snape’s love for Muggle -born Lily Evans, Harry’s mother, eventually compelled him to defect from the Death Eaters,

He then became a double agent for Albus Dumbledore and the Order of the Phoenix, The fact that Lily chose James Potter, Harry’s father, only fuels Snape’s hostility towards Harry. Snape’s character has been widely acclaimed by readers and critics. Rowling described him as “a gift of a character” whose story she had known since the first book.

Why does Snape call himself a prince?

His father was a muggle. – Snape started using the pseudonym “The Half-Blood Prince” in school. Warner Bros. Snape was a half-blood, born to a Muggle father named Tobias Snape and a witch mother named Eileen Prince. His father was neglectful and sometimes abusive, which may have contributed to Snape’s disdain for Muggles.

Did Snape knew Harry had his book?

Under Harry Potter’s possession – ” On the other hand, the Prince had proved a much more effective teacher than Snape so far. ” — Harry’s thoughts towards the Half-Blood Prince, ironically unaware that it was actually Severus Snape himself Harry Potter brewing a potion with the aid of the Half-Blood Prince’s book In the 1996–1997 school year, Harry Potter took a N.E.W.T. Potions class under the newly reinstated Slughorn. Harry had not bought his own textbook prior to arriving at Hogwarts, as he believed that he failed to qualify for advancement; Snape had stated that he would only accept students who had received ‘ Outstanding ‘ in their O.W.L.s, but Slughorn was quite content with the ‘ Exceeds Expectations ‘ that Harry had received.

As such, Slughorn loaned one of the older books left behind by previous students. Harry, by chance, received this book. While initially annoyed by the scribbles that made it difficult to read the original instructions, when Harry tried Snape’s methods, he achieved better results than even Hermione Granger,

When Harry got a new book from Flourish and Blotts, he then swapped the front covers and gave Slughorn the new one with a combination of the Severing and Mending Charms, while keeping this one for himself, much to Hermione’s displeasure. For the rest of his sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry became better at potions than he had ever been in his time with Severus Snape and even managed to save Ronald Weasley ‘s life with a bezoar when the latter had been poisoned,

  1. This book also helped Harry to win a bottle of Felix Felicis during his first class, which later proved essential in helping him acquire a memory from Slughorn about Tom Riddle and Horcruxes,
  2. Harry also read through the notes within out of sheer interest, and his friends suggested that he went as far as to sleep with it.

Over the course of the year, Harry began trying the Half-Blood Prince’s self-invented spells written in the textbook. However, when he used Sectumsempra on Draco Malfoy, he was unaware of its effects and Malfoy was critically injured. Although they were bitter rivals, Harry was shocked when he saw the deadliness of the curse, Harry reading the Half-Blood Prince’s copy of Advanced Potion-Making in the Gryffindor common room When Madam Pince saw the book with its graffiti-covered pages, she flew into a rage, despite Harry insisting that it was not the library’s, She clawed the air for it, and throwing angry claims at Harry for defiling a book with writing.

  • Do you know what I think, Potter? I think that you are a liar and a cheat and that you deserve detention with me every Saturday until the end of term.
  • What do you think, Potter? ” — Snape confronting Harry’s usage of the book During one of Professor Slughorn’s Slug Club parties, Snape was told of Harry’s sudden improvement in the art of potion-making.

Snape then suspected that his old textbook may have fallen into Harry’s hands. When Harry used Sectumsempra on Draco, Snape was able to confirm his suspicions, but was unable to get his hands on the book, as Harry had stashed the book inside the Room of Requirement and used Ron’s book as a decoy.

As a result, Snape (correctly) accused Harry of being a liar and cheater, and punished him with a multitude of detentions for injuring Malfoy and cheating in potions. Despite knowing Harry’s source for the curse, Snape chose not to outright turn Harry in for a harsher punishment, as he feared it would connect himself to being the inventor of the curse.

Using this curse greatly shocked Harry, as he did not expect the Prince would have added something so vicious into the notes, and even reprimanded the Prince within his own mind of doing so; nevertheless, he intended on retrieving the book if he had a chance to.

As a result of hiding the book from Snape, Harry’s potions grade declined sharply from thereon, though Slughorn attributed this to Harry’s newfound love with Ginny Weasley, Harry hiding the book would later prove to be a fortuitous move as he inadvertently discovered Ravenclaw’s Diadem while doing so which was one of Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes,

After learning the story behind the diadem’s theft from the Grey Lady, Harry realised that he had seen the diadem while hiding his old potions book which proved to be crucial in that Horcrux’s eventual destruction. Hermione Granger resented the book, for it did not follow the “official instructions.” She did some research on possible candidates for the Prince’s identity, but the only information she found pertained to Eileen Prince, although Harry remained certain that the writer was male.

Later, Snape revealed that he was the Half-Blood Prince, and that he owned the book before. This came as a major shock to Harry, when he learned that the Half-Blood Prince, who had taught him so much over the year, happened to be the person he hated the most (especially after Snape killed Albus Dumbledore ).

Ginny Weasley was also displeased when she heard Harry was following instructions from an unknown individual’s book, as she had personally experienced, It is unknown if Harry removed the book from the Room of Requirement after hiding it there, but if not, then it was possibly destroyed when Vincent Crabbe released Fiendfyre in the room during the Battle of Hogwarts,