Harry Potter: "...you don't need me- you could use Legilimency...or Veritaserum..."
Albus Dumbledore: "Professor Slughorn is an extremely able wizard who will be expecting both. He is much more accomplished at Occlumency than poor Morfin Gaunt, and I would be astonished if he has not carried an antidote to Veritaserum with him ever since I coerced him into giving me this travesty of a recollection."
Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter discussing ways of getting Horace Slughorn to give them the true memory[src]

An antidote to Veritaserum exists to counteract the effects of the said truth serum.[1]

History

Horace Slughorn was said to have kept one with him during the 1996–1997 school year, ever since Albus Dumbledore tried to persuade him to divulge a memory that Slughorn was too ashamed to give.[1]

Slughorn was known to be a very skilled Occlumens, which would allow him to resist the effects of Veritaserum. Therefore, using this antidote on him would seem redundant.[1]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17 (A Sluggish Memory)
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