Many Harry Potter fans were left craving more after the series came to a close. But thankfully, J.K. Rowling has continued to update the public in the wizarding world. From the personal lives of the golden trio to which of them was almost killed off.
Here are the most shocking post-series reveals:
Dolores Umbridge was inspired by a real person!
Despite her love for the color pink and kitten plates, Dolores Umbridge was one of the evilest characters in the Harry Potter universe.
Harry and Ron never graduated from Hogwarts.
And can you blame them? After the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I’m not sure what they have left to learn. They defeated the biggest wizard of all time after all!
Luna Lovegood marries Newt Scamander’s grandson.
Luna and Neville were what you think the best in the movie and novels as well, but if you know about this another continuation of the wizarding world known as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them you know what happened.
She knew she had to kill off Tonks and Lupin.
“As happened in the first war when Harry’s left behind, I wanted us to see another child left behind. And it made it very poignant that it was their newborn son,” said Rowling. But that doesn’t mean she wanted to.
You’re pronouncing Voldemort wrong.
According to Rowling, the “T” at the end of Voldemort is supposed to be silent. However, she’s admitted she’s probably the only one who says it like that. It would sound like “Voldemo” which would be funny rather than scary.
Neville’s parents never recover.
In this heartbreaking revelation, Rowling revealed that Frank and Alice Longbottom live out the remainder of their lives in the hospital. Some things have to be sad forever.
Ron and Hermione probably need marriage counselling.
Apparently, we can’t have nice things because Rowling says she regrets putting Ron and Hermione together. In her opinion, Ron would need to work on his self-esteem and Hermione would have to become less critical of the relationship to work.
She told Alan Rickman about Snape’s real motivations.
In response to a fan on Twitter, Rowling revealed that she told Rickman the meaning of the word “always.” This means that he knew about his character’s love for Lily Potter long before anyone else did.
She doesn’t understand the love for Draco Malfoy.
Draco has been a badass but always he has managed to gain the soft spot for the fans.
Professor Dumbledore is gay!
Rowling told fans about Dumbledore’s sexuality back in 2007 and ever since we’ve been learning more about his life before Hogwarts. In an upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts, Jude Law will play the young version of Dumbledore.
Both Ron and Arthur were almost killed.
While Rowling had always planned for Ron, Harry, and Hermione to survive, there was a time when she “seriously considered” killing Ron. She also almost killed off Arthur Weasley — but she didn’t because she wanted to keep one “good father” alive.
Dudley and Harry don’t hate each other forever.
But it’s not like they’re best friends or anything. “Harry and Dudley would still see each other enough to be on Christmas card terms, but they would visit more out of a sense of duty,” said Rowling.
The golden trio all end up on Chocolate Frog Cards.
Their cards explain how they contributed to Voldemort’s defeat and changed the Ministry of Magic. I mean, they saved the wizarding world, so I think they earned this one.
There are Jewish wizards at Hogwarts.
After receiving inquiries from fans, Rowling revealed that there is at least one Jewish wizard at Hogwarts. Anthony Goldstein was also among the first 40 students she created for the first book.
Harry made sure that Snape was remembered properly.
Snape could have died without anyone knowing about the role he played in Voldemort’s defeat. Rowling said that Harry would have made sure Snape’s contributions to the fight were remembered — including ensuring Snape’s portrait was put up at Hogwarts.
There’s no tuition at Hogwarts.
As if they needed one…
These are some of the posts reveals that can help us all Potterheads die in peace and not think about whatever happened in the after story.