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New this week Plot hole: For an alleged spectator sport, the Triwizard Tournament is remarkably unfriendly to spectators, with the First Task the only one of the three in which they are able to witness the action going on (since the second task takes place at the bottom of the school lake and the third in an overgrown maze of hedges). Watching the three tasks is presumably the whole point of the tournament, and the justification for cancelling an entire year of Quidditch, a much more spectator-friendly game.

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Continuity mistake: During Priori Incantatem, Voldemort's victims come out in reverse order. However, James comes out before Lily. He should come out last, because he was killed before Lily. (Corrected in later versions of the book).

Factual error: Harry says to Sirius in one of his letters that Dudley chucked his Playstation out the window. However, Book 4 takes place in 1994, and the PlayStation wasn't launched in Britain until 1995.

Factual error: In Hogsmeade, Sirius implies that at a certain point, Snape's attendance at Hogwarts overlapped with Bellatrix Lestrange's. But given their dates of birth, Bellatrix would have left school two years before Snape started.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry is tied up against Tom Riddle's tombstone, it says that his wand is at his feet. Later, Voldemort tells Wormtail to fetch Harry's wand so that they may duel. Wormtail then retrieves Harry's wand from over near Cedric's body.

Continuity mistake: In chapter 22 of this book it says that Harry and Cho Chang are a year apart. But in Prisoner of Azkaban, it states they are two years apart.

Plot hole: In chapter 12 it says "The stranger sat down, shook his mane of dark gray hair out of his face, pulled a plate of sausages toward him, raised it to what was left of his nose, and sniffed it. He then took a small knife out of his pocket, speared a sausage on the end of it, and began to eat." But that should have tipped Dumbledore off that he wasn't the real Alastor Moody. The book states plainly that Moody never eats or drinks food he didn't prepare. This is a well known reason he was considered paranoid.

Continuity mistake: When Fred and George bet on the Quidditch match with Bagman, it says Fred put the paper with their wages in his robes, but Fred was wearing Muggle clothing.

Continuity mistake: When Dumbledore, Fudge, and Moody are talking about Crouch, at one point it says, "said Crouch angrily." Crouch wasn't in the room - they were only talking about him.

Continuity mistake: In chapter 35, the book says '"The Imperius Curse," Moody said.' However, the Polyjuice Potion has already worn off, so it should be Barty Crouch Jr. speaking.

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