Continuity mistake: When Harry is viewing Snape's memories, he witnesses a scene on Platform 9 3/4 between his mother and aunt Pentunia, in which Petunia tugs her hand out of Lily's grasp. Her hand is then back in Lily's and she tugs it out again.

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Factual error: Harry et al. are captured by Death Eaters in March (it's mentioned part way through chapter 22 that Ron was unable to find Potterwatch on the radio until one night in March; they are captured shortly after the program ends). Greyback and the other Snatchers take Harry and his friends to Malfoy Manor, and Narcissa states that, if this is indeed Harry Potter, her son, Draco, will recognize him. She says he is home on Easter break. However, this is 1998 (Harry turned 17 near the beginning of the book, which would've made it 1997, and this was the following March), and Easter was April 12th that year. Draco would still be at school.

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Continuity mistake: When Harry talks to Griphook about breaking into Gringotts, Griphook has the Sword of Gryffindor in his hands. When Harry stands up to leave a few moment later, the sword is now beside Griphook's bed.

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Trivia: Hermione's middle name appears in Dumbledore's will as "Jean." According to J.K. Rowling, her middle name was supposed to be "Jane," but in a subsequent interview, Rowling commented that she changed it because she did not want Hermione to share her middle name with Dolores Umbridge.

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Trivia: J. K. Rowling considered two alternate titles for this book: "Harry Potter and the Elder Wand," and "Harry Potter and the Peverell Quest."

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Trivia: Because the difficulty of translating "Deathly Hallows" to other languages, JK Rowling created an alternate title for the translations: "Harry Potter and the Relics of Death".

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Question: Who exactly is Victoire?

Chosen answer: Victoire is Bill and Fleur's eldest child. From post-release interviews, JK Rowling has revealed that Victoire has two siblings: a sister, Dominique, and a brother, Louis.

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Question: In Godric's Hollow, it shows James and Lily's date of death to be in 1981, which would mean these events are taking place in 1997 when Harry would be 17 and the original Harry Potter book would be set around 1991. Is this a mistake or deliberate on JK Rowling's part?

Chosen answer: This is deliberate, and when the books are actually set.

Question: How did Draco Malfoy get the Elder Wand at the end of book 7?

Chosen answer: Draco never physically possessed the Elder Wand, nor did he ever know he was briefly its master. Draco unintentionally won the Elder Wand's allegiance when he confronted and then disarmed Dumbledore when they were atop the Astronomy Tower in "The Half-Blood Prince. When the wand was forcefully removed from Dumbledore's hand, it sensed that its master (Dumbledore) had been defeated and switched its loyalty. Even if Dumbledore had lived and still retained custody of the wand, he would have no longer have been its true master. When Harry later disarmed Draco at Malfoy Manor, the Elder Wand then became Harry's property, even though the wand was still in Dumbledore's tomb at that time.

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