Thoughts?. . When Sirius Black was in hiding, why didn' t the ministry just send a letter to him and follow the owl? Hedwig always found him when Harry didn' t
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#20 - thyminexplain (04/24/2014) [-]
Follow the owls? Why couldn't it be follow the butterflies?
User avatar #17 - comicexplain ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
t wouldn't have worked! The reason why the owls found who they were sent to, is because that person wanted to be found by said owls. Seirus wanted to talk to Harry, so Hedwig was the only owl who could find him; and, I imagine, Harry's friends, given that they're so close.

This also gives meaning for the beginning of the story; al those owls, that would seem to grow more and more in number, trying to get letters to harry, were there because Harry really, REALLY wanted to leave that house, even if he didn't know for sure where he was going.
#22 to #17 - John Cena (04/24/2014) [-]
So when Harry was 10-11, he consciously wanted the owls to find him and give him a Hogwarts letter before he knew what Hogwarts was? I'm calling ******** .
User avatar #23 to #22 - comicexplain ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Not at all. He didn't know what Hogwarts was, randomanonperson, but he did know what he wanted; he wanted to be away from the Dursleys, mostly.
#31 to #17 - John Cena (04/24/2014) [-]
That is just a fan theory. it was never explained in the books.
User avatar #61 to #31 - comicexplain ONLINE (04/25/2014) [-]
The explanation for the books is 'magic'. A little theory makes it a little fun! Take my word as a grain of salt, or adopt it as your own. Either way, it's all good! Love the books, and the movies were great.
#42 to #17 - stupro ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
#21 - doktorwhat (04/24/2014) [-]
the Ministry did send out its own owls, and did watch out for Hedwig to see where he was going. What they did was the following: Sirius puts charms around his area so he's unplottable (similar to Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and the Quidditch World Cup). Then Sirius sends some owl the Ministry won't recognise, and Harry sends his message back. There is a bit of magic involved, like how the owls truly know where to go and who to send it to. But basically the Ministry can't control every owl to see if any post is addressed to Harry Potter or to Sirius Black. Even if they found it, they usually didn't say names. They just said things like "Hey Padfoot, that thing we talked about last time happened again. Want to meet like we did last time at 1AM on Saturday?"
User avatar #2 - asthmetheus (04/24/2014) [-]
An owls nose knows.
#9 to #2 - welthyhorse (04/24/2014) [-]
indeed it does
indeed it does
#58 - newprinny ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Nah, that'd be 			******		 up, dood, you don't follow people's owls. That's like staring at another guy's junk at the urinals, it's just not right.
Nah, that'd be ****** up, dood, you don't follow people's owls. That's like staring at another guy's junk at the urinals, it's just not right.
#1 - Smashyy (04/23/2014) [-]
because that's not how it is written in the book, DUH
because that's not how it is written in the book, DUH
User avatar #10 to #1 - dunderbiffen (04/24/2014) [-]
Where does it mention a book? Maybe this is all about book.
User avatar #12 to #10 - corso (04/24/2014) [-]
It's talking about the Harry Potter series of BOOKS , you know.
#15 to #12 - dunderbiffen (04/24/2014) [-]
That is exactly what i said.
User avatar #16 to #15 - corso (04/24/2014) [-]
Except for the part where you said nothing even close to that, sure.
#13 to #1 - Smashyy (04/24/2014) [-]
i was being sarcastic..
#35 - helpmedudes (04/24/2014) [-]
I think it is because 			******		 magic and 			****		.  Why didn't Voldemort just send out an owl to find Harry in Book Seven?  Why wouldn't the Ministry just look for a big 			*******		 hippogriff?    MAGIC N 			****		.
I think it is because ****** magic and **** . Why didn't Voldemort just send out an owl to find Harry in Book Seven? Why wouldn't the Ministry just look for a big ******* hippogriff? MAGIC N **** .
User avatar #38 to #35 - AnomynousUser ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Why did Voldemort feel the need to use the killing curse on Harry? He was a ******* baby; you could pick him up wrong and kill him.
User avatar #41 to #38 - helpmedudes (04/24/2014) [-]
I know this is a rhetorical plot-hole question, but I like to psycho-analyze literary characters, and it seems that Voldemort had Narcissistic Personality Disorder and even Histrionic Personality Disorder, which may account for why he tried to kill Harry the way he did, and why he would not kill him in the future when given so many opportunities.
(Taken right from Wikipedia) Symptoms of NPD
Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments
Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others
Envies others and believes others envy him/her
Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence
Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others
Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior
Has expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic
User avatar #43 to #38 - zomaru ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Well, He knew the prophecy, that their son (and technically one other) would be the only one who could stand against him and kill him. So he decided to go with the old favorite "There's no better kill then overkill."
User avatar #44 to #43 - AnomynousUser ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Dropping him down that flight of stairs would have been overkill...
User avatar #46 to #44 - zomaru ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
He got caught in the moment, but either way he couldn't kill Harry no matter what he did, so he could have thrown Harry into rush hour traffic and he still would have survived because of the charm his mother cast.
User avatar #60 to #46 - certifiedidiot ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Dead Alive AKA Braindead (1992) FULL MOVIE

Go to 57:30 if it doesn't start there.

You've just made me think of Voldemort going full on RAW vs Smackdown on the little **** , throwing him down the stairs, stomping on him throwing him into the wall and **** , just wrecking the entire house trying to beat the crap out of the baby Harry.
User avatar #47 to #46 - AnomynousUser ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
I'm pretty sure the charm protected him from magic...
User avatar #50 to #47 - helpmedudes (04/24/2014) [-]
Yeah, he could have just picked him up wrong to kill him. I still think part of his psychosis is not to get his hands dirty though. He thinks he is "above it all" and a muggle would kill a baby that way.
User avatar #48 to #47 - zomaru ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Actually it protected him from dying through direct intervention from the same person that killed his mother. At least, that's how my girlfriend described it I believe, I never actually read the series.
User avatar #49 to #48 - AnomynousUser ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
I only read the last book, and it's been months since I've seen the movies. Oh well.
User avatar #39 to #38 - AnomynousUser ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
(Talking about in the first movie when Harry was a baby, if anyone missed that)
User avatar #34 - lazyboy (04/24/2014) [-]
wizards lack logic.
#30 - John Cena (04/24/2014) [-]
That's one of the things that always bothered me while reading the books.
User avatar #29 - bslsk (04/24/2014) [-]
**bslsk rolled comment #20 ** :
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This is what the letter would say.
User avatar #18 - broslo (04/24/2014) [-]
******* magic obviously
User avatar #59 - askafj (04/24/2014) [-]
It's a movie
User avatar #57 - faperto (04/24/2014) [-]
**faperto rolls 05** why didn't send dubs?
User avatar #40 - Mr Ronok (04/24/2014) [-]
kind of extreme, but what if he used a fidelius charm when he set up somewhere long term and made himself secret keeper (im not sure if you can be your own secret keeper) and told the secret to the owl he sent to harry, but not harry himself. Sirius then asked harry to stop sending hedwig because he would have to leave his hideout so hedwig could find find him, and instead used the owl sirius would send him.
User avatar #37 - whycanticaps (04/24/2014) [-]
man...I had a few good warhammer 40k pictures depicting them strangling Harry Potter and saying things along the lines of "suffer not the witch to live" but then my hard drive got wiped and now it's gone....

Magic and **** man, they ain't gotta explain ****
User avatar #28 - sulkboy (04/24/2014) [-]
#27 - laifs (04/24/2014) [-]
RSA owls of course.
User avatar #26 - generaljosh (04/24/2014) [-]
You're not supposed to think about these kind of things, because if you did you'd realize that the Harry Potter universe makes no goddamn sense. Doesn't stop them from being amazing books though
#8 - John Cena (04/24/2014) [-]
Yeah guys just follow the birds for however miles and make sure you keep track of the same white owl. super easy
User avatar #11 to #8 - kyoutu ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Have you seen the speed of the Nimbus 3000?
User avatar #24 to #11 - basilbrush (04/24/2014) [-]
I've heard it's the fastest model yet!
#36 to #24 - lyiat ONLINE (04/24/2014) [-]
Firebolt master race, bitch.
#19 to #8 - pridefulmatthew (04/24/2014) [-]
Tracking charm bitch
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