Harry Potter Fun Facts

Facts about Harry Potter that hasn't been mentioned in books. Enjoy!


155. Fact 155

 In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry and Dudley are attacked by Dementors. After returning to the house:

"How many times do I have to tell you?" said Harry, temper and voice both rising. "It wasn't me! It was a couple of Dementors!"
"A couple of - what's this codswallop?" (Uncle Vernon)
"De - men - tors," said Harry slowly and clearly. "Two of them."
"And what the ruddy hell are Dementors?"
"They guard the wizard prison, Azkaban," said Aunt Petunia.
Two seconds of ringing silence followed these words before Aunt Petunia clapped her hand over her mouth as though she had let slip a disgusting swear word. Uncle Vernon was goggling at her. Harry's brain reeled. Mrs. Figg was one thing - but Aunt Petunia?
"How d'you know that?" he asked her, astonished.
Aunt Petunia looked quite appalled with herself. She glanced at Uncle Vernon in fearful apology, then lowered her hand slightly to reveal her horsy teeth.
"I heard - that awful boy - telling her about them - years ago," she said jerkily.
"If you mean my mum and dad, why don't you use their names?" said Harry loudly, but Aunt Petunia ignored him. She seemed horribly flustered.

Harry assumes 'that awful boy' is James Potter, when in fact, it is Severus Snape. We learn this in a flashback in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Snape and Lily are talking about the wizarding world:

"Tell me about the Dementors again" (Lily Evans)
"What d'you want to know about them for?" (Severus Snape)
"If I use magic outside of school -"
"They wouldn't give you the Dementors for that! Dementors are for people who do really bad stuff. They guard the wizard prison, Azkaban, you're too -"
He turned red again and shredded more leaves. Then a small rustling noise behind Harry made him turn: Petunia, hiding behind a tree, had lost her footing.
"Tuney!" said Lily, surprise and welcome in her voice, but Snape had jumped to his feet...

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