"No! - HEDWIG!"
—Harry Potter upon seeing Hedwig killed.[src]

Hedwig's killer was a Death Eater that fought in the Battle of the Seven Potters. This Death Eater shot out a Killing Curse that killed Harry Potter's pet owl, Hedwig. It is likely the curse that killed Hedwig was intended for Rubeus Hagrid. He or she most likely took part in the Battle of Hogwarts. It is also likely that, after Lord Voldemort's defeat in 1998, this Death Eater was either killed or imprisoned in Azkaban for their crimes as a Death Eater.

Behind the scenes

"No! No!"
—Harry yelling.[src]
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Hedwig gets hit with the Killing curse


Notes and references

  1. Due to the fact that Death Eaters despise and seek to eradicate "Mudbloods" and Muggles. However, Voldemort asked Muggle-borns like Lily J. Potter to join the Death Eaters in exceptionally rare cases.
  2. J.K. Rowling and the Live Chat,, July 30, 2007
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