Dark Things Most People Didn't Realize About the Harry Potter Series.

Dark Things Most People Didn't Realize About the Harry Potter Series.


People on Reddit were asked: "What are some of the more horrifying implications of the Harry Potter universe?" These are some of the best answers.

I'm sure we can all figure this one out

Aberforth Dumbledore was prosecuted by the Ministry of Magic for practicing "inappropriate charms" on a goat. When a child asked about the reference, J.K. Rowling laughed and said it meant to he'd tried to make the goat easier to care for. Then she added, "that's my answer to YOU" as all the adults in attendance laughed.


Think of all the monopolies

That Aquamenti creates water out of nothing.

Think of all the people dying of thirst in the world are only dying because a wizard can't be bothered to create some water.

I won't get into the fact that the wizard could then become a de-facto ruler of said nation by controlling the water source for the country afterward.


Just your everyday casual slavery

Other than the crippling class system that the wizarding world exists in (not to mention the second class citizens who are the goblins, but are still put in charge of all of the money), there is also the subjugation and slavery of the race of House Elves, and no one seems to care.

Sure, Hermione goes on her crusade about it and starts S.P.E.W, but the rest of the characters give her a condescending attitude and an "atta girl". Even though S.P.E.W. fails from lack of participation, it illustrates a major issue: No one in the wizarding world really cares about house elves and nobody notices the elves’ existence until services usually taken for granted cease. 

People seem to believe that the house elves enjoy what they do. Really? 

Ankit Gohel

Oh God I don't even wanna go there

The possibility that all mental illnesses in the muggle world could be explained by magic or magical instances and they were improperly diagnosed or treated due to the magical world not wanting to come forth into the real one.


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