People Explain Which Things They'd Like To Add To The Harry Potter Lore

People Explain Which Things They'd Like To Add To The Harry Potter Lore
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One of the best things about art — any art — is that it sparks our own imaginations and lets us take something that exists and change or add to it. Songs can be set to new music, paintings can have new backdrops, and sculptures can have new meanings.

One of the biggest forms of art that can be changed or added to is literature. Characters can be given new motivation, the conflicts can be rewritten, and the world can gain more backstory. This doesn't mean we don't love or appreciate the way a book was written; it just means we love it enough to explore a different path.

The Harry Potter series is a great example of this. Many fans of the series have created their own stories, theories, and art depicting their own versions of the characters, the plot, and the history.

These fans have also added some amazing and hilarious things to the Harry Potter world and lore that are just waiting to be discovered.


Ready to make the discovery, Redditor lordpond asked:

"You gain control of JK Rowling's twitter account for a day. What unnecessary piece of information do you add to Harry Potter lore?"

Now That's Dedication!

"Buckbeak is an animagus who is fully intelligent and capable of turning back into a human at any time, but doesnt because its his fetish."

– varkarrus

"I love this because he was so committed he let himself be executed in the original timeline."

– Pancakemuncher

Duplication

"‘The goblins at Gringotts don’t have children. They just randomly split one day during a mitosis-like process and then go about their days. Their suits are part of this process’ ~ my amazing SO"

– leafnood

"I mean goblins are really weird so I'm not surprised"

– pls_kangarooe

Delusional

"Hermione was actually a collective delusion shared by Harry and Ron"

– Deleted User

"And Krum went with it because he's hugely unstable."

– Deleted User

"Or, Hermione and Ron are Harry’s alters and Hogwarts is actually an asylum."

– fantasticmiss

Twin Theories

"Fred came back as a ghost"

– themilkiestofmen

"Fred and George Weasley switched places during the Battle of Hogwarts. When George died, Fred adopted George's life - complete with cutting off his ear - because he figured George wouldn't want him to spoil the joke."

– TheQueq

"Makes sense as to why George ended up marrying Angelina Johnson when it was Fred who dated her at Hogwarts."

– Wand_Cloak_Stone

Vampires And Werewolves And Hybrids, Oh My!

"“Twilight is absolutely in the same universe.”"

– z0mb0rg

"How does that explain Cedric Diggory?"

– KhunDavid

"Clearly after Cedric dies he becomes a vampire."

– jmja

No Materials Left

"The composition of the wand means nothing. A wizard could use a plastic drinking straw and it would work just fine, as long as they expect it to work."

– ConsciousScolopendra

"What happens when plastic straws are banned?"

– KhunDavid

Those Collections

"Snape was a stamp collector, this is the real reason James Potter bullied him."

– Quacks_dashing

"It was really him and not the Weasleys who wrote and mailed the letter inviting him to the Quiddich World Cup. All those stamps on the envelope were his way getting back at James."

– KhunDavid

"I dunno I pegged him more as a model train kind of guy."

–Deleted User

"Dumbledore Asked Calmly"

"Harry put his name in the Goblet of Fire"

– thechelle218

"And the portion of Voldemort's soul in him allowed him to do so because it was old enough."

– CzarEggbert

"How do you know? Did you ask him calmly?"

– directtodvd

Changed Identity

"Ron grew up to become Ed Sheeran"

– OobleCaboodle

"The Lego House music video is actually Harry Potter canon."

– HMCetc

When A World Comes Crashing Down

"The whole Harry Potter Universe is just a book"

– Y-E-S--P-A-P-A

Heartbreaking

"At he end of the last book, he wakes up under the stairs"

– Z3roskill

Wizards In The Attic

"The fidelius charm and the undetectable expansion charm can be used in conjunction to allow whole wizarding communities to be living in your home at this very moment."

– PerspicaciousMarple

Time To Move

"Harry potter's first word was expecto patronum"

"He destroyed the house"

– DoublePieGaming

Too Late For This One

"That Dumbledore is gay.... wait"

– LinkTheZombie

Everyone Wants Magic

"Muggles are pretending not to know about wizards the governments trying to spy on them to figure out how to replicate their powers:"

– Banthonyv

But Occulus Reparo!

"Harry didn’t have seeing problems"

– popityscoop

This Needs To Be True!

"Sirius Black came back to life a month later after he died by just walking back through the door, and has watched over Harry and his family ever since+after coming back he was immortal."

– Deleted User

Those Phones Are So Confusing

"Muggle orphanages know about magic and when an orphan shows magical prowess they phone the ministry of magic for pickup and leave the baby outside."

"The ministry hasn't figured out how voicemail works and never come to pick up the children."

– casualblair

I'd Believe It

"Rita Skeeter wrote the Cursed Child"

– issiautng

Not A Real Ginger

"Ron is adopted and dyes his hair."

"edit: Thanks for the gold, kind stranger."

– Deleted User

"Molly sneaks into his room at night to maintain the spell that keeps him ginger"

– niko4ever

Family Is Forever

"Dudley Dursley has a muggle born daughter, she gets her Hogwarts letter and Dudley reconnects with Harry so he can learn about magic and be the opposite of his parents."

– veloca_rapper

Aww, that last one is so heartwarming. I hope that can come to fruition one day!

What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments.

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