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I think the current picture looks out of place: The way Dumbledore's posing for the camera. Most character pages has pictures that are either taken from some movie, or at least a promo picture that looks a bit more natural/casual. How about one of these?

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Tfoc (talk) 20:06, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

One of the images currently lacks a source, if it is found, I think a vote could be held.Rodolphus (talk) 06:16, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Which image and what are you talking about? I clicked on the images, and both have the same "licencing" thing going on. Tfoc (talk) 07:04, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

The dumbledorestudy.jpg one doesn't have a category from which film the screenshot is taken.Rodolphus (talk) 07:23, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

I can't say I can see the frame in question in the clip, but it seems to have come from the production of this scene. Tfoc (talk) 09:49, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

I very much like the current image. It is more recent than any of these images proposed here, and it does not show Dumbleodre "posing for the camera", it is an in-universe, high-quality picture of him with the Elder Wand at his ready. I would also not vote for an image containing the Owl Lecturn, as I believe Dumbledore's use of that object is film-specific and not book canon. I largely prefer it to any of these images suggested here, so I will not be voting for it to be changed. RedWizard98 (talk) 11:55, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

It's high-quality, granted, but it's not an "in-universe" picture. It's a promo picture with a black background. Gambon's literally posing for the camera in costume. As for the thing about the owl lecturn, by that logic, I could say that the half-moon spectacle isn't in the current one, but in this one, which is book canon, while Dumbledore posing for a photo with his wand isn't. Tfoc (talk) 12:35, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

The current image is in-universe, as are most promo pics; you just don't like it. RedWizard98 (talk) 12:58, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Including the promo pics on posters with WB and HP logoes? You know, the original versions of these ones with the background yet to be edited out? I vote for picture 2, btw. Tfoc (talk) 13:20, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Promo pics containing logos are of course not in universe; that is why they are not used in the main texts of articles, like this one. However, this current profile image contains no OOU logos or connotations, so it qualifies as suitable for use. It is also superior to the ones suggested here and I think most will likely agree. RedWizard98 (talk) 13:55, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

I think that Redwizard has a point. The main image should be as canon as possible, and Dumbledore did not use the Owl Lecturn in the books. Also, if the other image is in fact from OOtP, it's less rescent than the current one. What do the others think?Rodolphus (talk) 15:02, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes Rodolphus, the current image is the most recent (and canonically, it depicts Dumbledore before his death), and it is also very high resolution. These other two images, however, are of a much lower resolution. RedWizard98 (talk) 15:06, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Albus Dumbledore (HBP promo) 2.jpg

By that logic, Red, the picture is actually more canon than the one currently in use, seen as how while the owl lecturn is unique to the movies - and subsequent media, seen as how HM and HL both feature it, which both predates the books and opens a whole new can of worms, Dumbledore wears half-moon spectacles in the books and doesn't in the picture. So we have an movie poster vs a movie scene image with an element from the books the poster's lacking. But fine, how about...

Tfoc (talk) 11:27, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Albus Dumbledore character portrait 4.jpeg
How about this one? Uncivil Invoice (talk) 12:57, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

Typo (in Loyalty section)

c/formelry/formerly/ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Markboonie (talkcontribs) 22:20, 8 September 2021 (UTC).

Fixed, thanks for pointing it out, though you didn't need to point it out here, you are allowed to edit the page you know, if you see a mistake, don't be afraid to fix it :) -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  00:26, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Incorrect Abbreviations

The abbreviation for "Junior" is "Jr.", not "Jnr", and "Mrs." has a period. Both are written incorrectly in the article, and I don't have privileges to fix it. Faedelity (talk) 05:37, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Hello. The spellings "Jnr" and "Mrs" without a period are correct in British English, which is what this wiki uses. -  MrSiriusBlack  Talk  12:03, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Teaching posts

I think the war over when McGonagall was born will never be solved, but it seems a young Minerva will be in Secrets of Dumbledore too after her Crimes of Grindelwald appearance. Now...Jo's biography of McGonagall says "Minerva managed to become an Animagus under the guidance of her inspirational Transfiguration teacher, Albus Dumbledore." If McGonagall was working at Hogwarts by 1910, that means Dumbledore went from Transfiguration to DADA by 1910 then back to Transfiguration by 1943. Apwbd115 (talk) 05:21, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

"Flamboyant" Clothing

The first two sentences in the second paragraph of the Personality section bring up Albus' flamboyant clothing choices, which for a wizard are arguably flamboyant at best though I believe the mention of his periwinkle robes and the plum suit in the books were a subtle poke at 19th century Dandyism and the use of purple. Regardless, the suggestion that the dress robes Sir Richard Harris wore as Dumbledore are "flamboyant attire" completely clashes with the fact that the same style of dress robes which are sent to Ron Weasley in The Goblet of Fire are called "traditional" (in the book and on screen) which is nudge at them being quite old. Furthermore, I would think that the book would take precedence here anyway and it's ludicrous that the only mention of his book clothing is to suggest that Albus getting a flower bonnet in a Wizard Cracker and proceeding to put it on somehow makes him "flamboyant" rather than the grandfather of an authority figure he is generally portrayed as. Gracefulally (talk) 00:08, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Behind the Scenes

"According to Rowling in 2018, we will learn more about Grindelwald's and Dumbledore's past in the upcoming films."

This seems outdated as this is an obvious reference to the Fantastic Beasts series, which has already begun coming out.PadishahEmpressofGallifrey (talk) 16:29, 31 May 2022 (UTC)PadishahEmpressofGallifrey

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