Are you suggesting that the law of time is inconsistent? Saying that timelines could work in different ways in different occasions makes me think you're trying to force yourself to believe Cursed Child is canonical.
Think of it: Do you think McGonagall would've gave Hermione the Time-Turner if it created multiple dimensions? That would mean we're seeing a different Hermione after the events of PoA. Don't you think McGonagall would've feared that Hermione could take off to a different timeline where it was a completely different place? Just saying, think about it logically.
If you're going to bring that sentence up, you're going to have to talk about the context of where the statement was used. I believe this was a mere warning from McGonagall since if someone finds out she was using the Time-Turner in the school grounds, it would cause chaos.
Additionally, when Harry saves himself from the Dementors while using the Time-Turner, if alternate universes did in fact exist, Harry wouldn't have survived, since the future-Harry wouldn't have saved him since he would've died. Basically proving that in the HP universe the Novikov self-consistency principle is indeed canon, and Cursed Child breaks this rule, further proving that Cursed Child, is not canon.
Actually, it does. It tells us only one timeline exists since past Harry already experienced things that future Harry would do while time-traveling, meaning that there's only one string of time that goes on repeat every time you time travel. This type of time-travel is similar to the Novikov self-consistency principle, a time-travel theory that states that time is consistent and only exists in one timeline. Meaning that it can't be possible for Harry to lose the war since he already won, and if Albus and Scorpius did go back in time to accidentally make Voldemort win, Harry would've already lost.
Also, Harry shouldn't have been dead in the alternate universe, since Voldemort's protection would've still been active. It would've just been that Voldemort doesn't die.
Also, Snape should've died in the alternate universe, since regardless of the outcome of the war, Snape would've been killed by Voldemort.
This book contradicts so many canon factors that it's hilarious. Honestly: I've read better fanfics than that pile of crap.
Because that would've been too convenient for Harry story-wise.
Yes, there is.
The time travel sequence directly contradicts canon, since from PoA we know that alternate timelines cannot exist. Albus and Scorpius make alternate timelines on the journey to save Cedric and that can't happen, since in the Harry Potter universe, only one string of time exists.
The Prisoner of Azkaban film is my favorite in the franchise.
PoA set up the groundwork for the rest of the films. Alfonso Cuaron extended Hogwarts and changed the looks of Professor Flitwick and Dumbledore (RIP).
PoA had a darker tone then the previous ones to tell us HP wasn't just a children's series.
PoA had the best music.
The editing, transitions, and all the technical stuff in PoA was superior to the other films.
PoA was where Harry's hairstyle actually look like how it was described in the books.
PoA had humorous moments.
Although I didn't like some parts, like how Hermione stole Ron's line at the Shrieking Shack, but PoA is still my favorite.
Jonathan Joestar from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood: Hufflepuff
Cursed Child can't be canon. It has too many problems.
I think they were both great people. Let's just admit that.
No way. That theory comes from 'Potterheads' who only watched the movies. They don't know how well-developed and thought-out this relationship was in the book, since they only watched the Half-Blood Prince film that LITERALLY RUINED HINNY.
Lmao Spidy has fancy web-shooting guns on his hands but Hermione has a weapon that can literally kill someone instantly how is this fair at all.
Not really, Dumbledore manipulated Snape's obsession over Lily for his personal gain. Do you know who that reminds me of?
Yep, Tom Riddle. Tom manipulated Slughorn's passion towards him for his own gain. Tom manipulated Hepzibah Smith's obsession towards him to get the two trophies, later which he'd use to create Horcruxes. Tom manipulated Helena Ravenclaw's desire to steal Ravenclaw's Diadem, which he used to make a Horcrux. Dumbledore used the same tactics as Voldemort for his own gain and yes it is clever, but it's dishonorable.
Yeah, Cursed Child is just a mess. The book is cursed.
@Caitlinn6 Exactly what you said. Additionally, the biggest problem is the *spoilers* time-travel sequence, where Albus and Scorpius go back in time to create alternate timelines. That is impossible in the HP universe, where they strictly set up a rule where alternate timelines don't exist and only one string of time exists.
It's unknown. My headcanon, though, is that Dumbledore removed it.
I'd like a book more than a movie. A book could describe the era much more in detail which I would greatly enjoy.
No, they don't get paid. Being a Death Eater is like being a part of a cult. It's like a side-thing. That's why a lot of Death Eaters have jobs, and Death Eaters without jobs are pure-bloods, so they have like a buttload of money.
Well either way, one part of the fanbase is going to be unhappy. If JKR wants to please her fans, it's best she just leaves the Cursed Child as a play.
Well yeah I'm fine with Cursed Child being left out of my life, and I'm sure many other Potterheads are too.