He willingly joined the death eaters and was a pure-blood supremacist. He only betrayed Voldemort because Voldemort tried to kill Kreacher.
I wouldn’t exactly describe Albus, Slughorn, or Regulus as nice.
I’m not sure if she really did anything particularly horrible in the books that was left out of the movies. The movies still had her carving up Harry’s hand and sending muggle borns to Azkaban.
There were too many plots that either didn’t get enough pay off or enough set up. The movie either needed to be an hour or so longer, or lose a couple of its subplots.
I know that there are going to be three more movies, but that isn’t an excuse for this one to have problems. Each movie in the series still needs to be able to stand on its own.
Dumbledore is not literally Death. Its a metaphor.
No. The biggest hint is that he has skin, does not carry a scythe, and does not wear a hooded black cloak.
They all had stuff to do. They were trying to stop Voldemort from gaining power.
I always assumed that that was a galleon, and he was exaggerating a little bit about the size.
I think its because they cut out the Battle at the Astronomy Tower because they felt it would be too similar to the Battle of Hogwarts, so they needed another action scene to replace it. It is pretty dumb though, since the attack is never mentioned again, and the Burrow is fine by the next movie.
It seems more likely that those schools are just single-sex in the movie world.
That wasn’t really Rowling since that scene wasn’t in the book. And the scene was deleted anyway. But, personally I love that scene. The other schools come in with these overly choreographed performances to try to intimidate the other schools and show how great they are. Then Hogwarts just decides to be friendly and welcoming and performs a very silly and unrehearsed song. It is exactly the kind of decision you would expect from Dumbledore.
Well, yeah. He was a jerk to Snape, the well known Death Eater, but he wasn’t constantly mean like Snape or Draco, and he never bullied Lily. And, he got more mature in the years following Snape’s worst memory.
As I told @DarkSnake555 on another thread, I am not talking about real people here. None of you actually wore the sorting hat. In the fictional stories that Slytherin house is a part of, it has always been depicted as the evil house.
He could have absorbed Vernon’s beliefs though. Vernon was anti-foreigner and all of that, but Harry never exhibited those beliefs.
Well, in the same way that Gryffindor is a brave house or Ravenclaw is a smart house. The Sorting Hat makes the occasional mistake, but Slytherin’s primary characteristic is evil. Or, at least, unpleasantness.
@DarkSnake555 I’m sure that you are a nice person, but I’m just talking about the fictional wizarding world. You never wore a magic hat that looked deep into your mind and decided where you belong. As for Merlin, we don’t know that he was nice. We know almost nothing about him.
@Jimbob the directioner zambo Having bad parents is no excuse for being a bad person. Sirius was brought up to believe in pure blood supremacy. Harry was raised by Uncle Vernon, with all of his xenophobic beliefs. But they chose to be good people.
The same reason that Snape turned against Voldemort. Once Voldemort targeted somebody who he loved he decided to turn against him. He had no problem killing strangers, but once Voldemort targeted somebody who he knew, he turned against him.
With the possible exceptions of Scorpius and Leta, we have not seen any Slytherins who I would describe as nice.
The snake was not there to ward off attackers. It was there to purge Hogwarts of those who he felt were unworthy of studying magic.
Not all bad people are from Slytherin, but most Slytherins are bad people.