Although released for a long time, the Harry Potter series has always attracted a huge number of fans thanks to the fascinating wizarding world and the dramatic, layered plot. However, the film still cannot avoid extremely silly plot holes, causing many viewers to think more or less after watching.
1. How effective is The Trace (a spell to protect underage witches)?
The Trace is the name of a spell that helps the Ministry of Magic detect if an underage witch is under the spell. But in fact, this type of charm also has limitations, when it only detects if there is a magic cast with that witch, but cannot know who is using the spell. Moreover, Trace was also completely “helpless” when he could not detect that Harry was bewitched in Privet Drive, especially in the movies Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince. Furthermore, the Order of the Phoenix was also hesitant to bring Harry back to the boy’s home, but instead sent Harry to the Weasleys’ shelter, and used magic around him, for The Trace’s sake.
2. Why does the Ministry of Magic never use the Memorial Pot?
Although the suspicion that Lucius Malfoy was once a Death Eater is clear as day, this guy has never been convicted. Like many others, he claimed to be controlled by Voldemort through the oath of Autocracy. But even so suspicious, the Ministry of Magic did not use the Memorial Pot to check his testimony. Yet the Ministry did not react when Dolores Umbridge used the pot on the children, and trusted the Death Eaters with their testimony. One question arises, very much Lucius Malfoy used the power of money to buy a way out of Azkaban prison.
3. Peter Pettigrew and the Marauder’s Map
The Marauder’s Map also detects Peter Pettigrew, even though he’s in mouse form. However, Fred and George, two regular users of this map, could not detect Peter’s name on the map. Even though Ron used to sleep with Peter the mouse every night, no one in the dorm had that name. Perhaps this absurdity can only be explained by the fact that Peter only appears on the map when Ron is not around, or Ron’s two brothers never look at the map in the dormitory area.
4. Why didn’t Voldemort use the Vow of Invincibility?
Was the dark lord delusional or so egotistical that he thought he could trust his Death Eater minions, without forcing them to make an Unbreakable Vow. The Vow of Invincibility is a powerful magical bond, it forces the one who made the oath to do what he swore, and the person who dares to break the oath will suffer deadly consequences.
5. Why doesn’t Hogwarts do a teacher background check?
The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry seems to be a bit “dumb” when it does not investigate the identity of the teachers, especially those who teach Prevention of the Dark Arts. It is this fatal security hole that allows them to miss the fake Mad-Eye Moody, transformed by Barty Crouch Jr, or Voldemort’s henchman, Quirinus Quirel. Even a master con artist like Gilderoy Lockhart was left out. This makes one wonder if there isn’t a system in place to check the background of school staff, especially teachers. Not even the Ministry of Magic, an agency that loves to mess with Hogwarts, didn’t get involved, especially after the Quirel incident.
6. Why didn’t the other European wizards stop Voldemort?
When we review the Triwizard competition, we all see that Hogwarts has allies all over Europe, from France, Ireland, Bulgaria or Norway. But in the school’s most perilous hour, no one thought to call on these allies to help defeat Voldemort. Is Voldemort a problem that Hogwarts can solve on its own, without outside help? Or simply, the wizards in other European countries do not know of Voldemort’s existence and his crimes, so they do not even think about supporting Hogwarts?
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