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Blood in the Wizarding World
- Weakness payment requires blood to be shed.
- Blood pact involves the mixing of blood as part of a magical blood oath ritual.
- The blood of a unicorn will keep someone alive, even if they are "an inch from Death".
- Re'em blood gives the drinkers immense strength for a short period of time.
- Albus Dumbledore is known to have discovered the twelve uses of dragon blood.
- Some Creatures, like ghosts and inferi, have no blood, because they are dead.
- Chicken blood mixed with brandy is fed to baby dragons every half-hour.
- Some wizarding terms and nicknames use the word blood. They include:
- Severus Snape was known as the Half-Blood Prince and invented the curse Sectumsempra, which lacerates the target, causing it to shed much blood. This spell has only been used by two known wizards, including:
- Harry Potter, in 1997, on Draco Malfoy, causing the latter to nearly bleed to death and the former later tried to use it on both the Inferi (which are bloodless) and Snape (who blocked the curse).
- Snape, in 1997, on George Weasley. Though meaning to strike down a Death Eater, Snape accidentally severed George's ear off, during the Battle of the Seven Potters.
- The Blood-Replenishing Potion replenishes blood lost during an injury.
- Vampires are dark magical beings that are known to drink blood as their diet, that belong to the Living Dead. Some are known as blood brothers. Lady Carmilla Sanguina was a vampire who took things a step further and bathed in the blood of her victims, believing it would help her retain her health and beauty.
- Eldred Worple wrote a book known as Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires.
- Honeydukes sells blood-flavoured lollipops, supposedly for vampires.
- Dolores Umbridge created and owned a quill that scarred whatever one wrote into one's Flesh, as a dark magical torture device.
- Sometime into the eleventh century, the Baron became known as the "Bloody Baron", in the afterlife as a ghost, after he killed Helena Ravenclaw and became covered in her blood.
- In his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry caught Quirinus Quirrell illegally killing unicorns and drinking their blood for Lord Voldemort.
- In 1992, Rubeus Hagrid thought that a Blood-Sucking Bugbear was killing his roosters, which had actually been killed by Ginny Weasley, being possessed by the fragmented soul of Tom Riddle.
- In 1995, the blood of Harry Potter helped in the Return of the Dark Lord.
- Voldemort's death, in 1998, was mostly because of Harry's blood in the Dark Lord's veins, making him unable to kill the young wizard.
Behind the scenes
- One of the chapters in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is titled "Flesh, Blood and Bone".
- The title of the sixth Harry Potter book, film, video game, and soundtrack is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
- During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, the Gryffindor house point hourglass was shattered by a curse, causing red rubies to flood the floor like blood.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 26 (The Cave)
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 15 (The Forbidden Forest)
- ↑ Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24 (Sectumsempra)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28 (Flight of the Prince)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 5 (Fallen Warrior)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 22 (St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries)
- ↑ Pottermore - The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 10 (The Marauder's Map)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 13 (Detention with Dolores)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 31 (The Battle of Hogwarts)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 32 (Flesh, Blood and Bone)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 36 (The Flaw in the Plan)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29 (The Phoenix Lament)