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    I Just Learned A New Detail About "Harry Potter" After All These Years

    It's been almost a decade and I'm still learning about details from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    There are at least 394 reasons to rewatch the entire Harry Potter series. The nostalgia! The performances! The feels!

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    But one of my favorite reasons to rewatch is all the things you catch. These movies are brimming with little details that show how much thought was put into building the magical setting, like this box of wizarding-world cereal:

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    Well, I thought I had seen just about every detail and Easter egg there was, until I saw this post from the official Wizarding World Instagram account:

    The post reveals that Voldemort's robes become faded as more of his Horcruxes are destroyed, in an effort to show how he himself is slowly fading away. Sure enough, here's how he looks at the beginning of Deathly Hallows Part 2:

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    (Bear in mind, at this point three Horcruxes have already been destroyed: the diary, the ring, and the locket.)

    Here's a shot from after the cup is destroyed:

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    The light is a bit dark in his scene with Severus, after the diadem is destroyed, but you can definitely see that his robes have faded even more:

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    And by the time he steps into the courtyard, having destroyed the Horcrux inside Harry, the robes are distinctly gray:

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    I always assumed this was just dust and wear from the battle, but the robes definitely fade even before Voldy actually joins the fight:

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    So there you have it. Even after all these years (always), we're still learning new things!


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