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39 Things That Annoy The Crap Out Of "Harry Potter" Fans

Missing Peeves. The Burrow burning down. The mirror. The list goes on.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the moments in the Harry Potter books and films that infuriate them the most. Here are some of the best responses.


4. Where the bleeping heck is all the cool stuff in the maze?


"The final challenge in the Triwizard Tournament in the fourth movie grinds my gears. I wanted to see a Sphinx and other giant creatures in a maze. What we got was Poison Ivy's leftover trimmings and some stiff breezes. Where's the challenge in that?"


5. The fact that Harry never tells Professor McGonagall about Professor Umbridge's punishment.

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"It infuriated me when Harry didn't tell McGonagall that Umbridge made him write with the punishment quill in The Order of the Phoenix."



8. The Dursleys never get the punishment they deserve.

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"When the Dursleys never got charged or prosecuted for child neglect, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse and possible (?) physical abuse. I mean, hello! His first letter was addressed to, and I quote, 'The Cupboard Under The Stairs'."


9. When Ron and Harry get seriously mad at Hermione when she's worried the broomstick sent to him had been jinxed.

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"I fucking hate when Ron and Harry turn on Hermione in Prisoner of Azkaban just because she was concerned that a broomstick sent from an anonymous person might have come from that serial killer who was currently trying to murder Harry. Like all that happened was the Firebolt got screened by the professors and given back."


10. The fact that they didn't use the Time Turner to stop Wormtail from escaping.

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"If I honestly have to pick one moment, I would have to say Harry and Hermione not using the Time Turner to stop Peter. By this point, they've already broken a million rules, what stopped them from breaking this one? Other than plot, don't @ me."



11. Or that no one petrified him.

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"The one that always bothers me is in Prisoner of Azkaban. Why didn't anyone just petrificus totalus Wormtail when they were in the Shrieking Shack? Sirius could have cleared his name and Harry would've been free of the Dursley's."


12. You know, when Voldemort...disintegrates.

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"In the books, it was: 'Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snake-like face vacant and unknowing.'

Key words being HIT THE FLOOR WITH A MUNDANE FINALITY. He was supposed to die like any other person would, that was the damn point. I went to the midnight showing of the last movie....and NO ONE clapped or reacted to Voldemort's death, the thing we had waited years and eight movies for, because that stupid turning-into-confetti thing deprived us of a 'moment' when he died."


13. How Cedric's "hint" for Harry is pretty much useless.

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"The fact that Harry straight up told Cedric about the dragons ('Dragons. That's the first task'), and then in return Cedric only *hinted* about egg and taking a bath. Harry can't even get a 'swimming for a long time is the second task' or at least a 'put the egg under water to listen to it'?"


14. Lupin never explains to Harry how he knows what the Marauder's Map is in the third film.

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"In the Prisoner of Azkaban movie, neither Lupin nor Sirius ever explain to Harry who Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs are, yet, somehow, Harry isn't one bit curious how Lupin knows what the Marauder's Map is and how to use it. I sometimes wonder how movie-only fans even understand the films with so many unexplained plot holes."



15. The fact that Dumbledore had no idea the freakin' Dark Lord was on the other side of Professor Quirrell's face.

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"Honestly, like I love Dumbledore — he is so smart and witty and elegant AF and he always seems to know everything that's going on — but how did he not figure out that Voldemort was living under Quirrell's turban for an entire year? Like he knows where the horcruxes are, but Voldemort's face on top of someone's head is too much for him."



19. Book Hermione never would have asked this question.

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"In the book, Seamus is the one who asks Sir Nicholas, 'How can you be nearly headless?' Hermione would never have asked anything like that so rudely."


22. When Ron and Hermione didn't believe Harry when he said Malfoy was up to something.

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"In the sixth book where Harry basically begs Ron and Hermione to help him find out what Draco is up to but they just keep telling him not to worry about it and refuse to help him which ultimately leads to Death Eaters entering the castle and Dumbledore's death. They never apologize to him or admit that he was right the whole time. Literally every other book they will help him when he has a hunch. They left him all alone."



23. That scene where Ginny ties Harry's shoe.

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"That part was so bizarre and completely out of character for the book version of Ginny who's supposed to be powerful and outspoken and not this weird, submissive, shoelace-tying girl."


24. Ron being mad at Harry for "putting" his name in the Goblet of Fire.

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"Just because Harry is 'the chosen one' and Ron was never in the limelight doesn't give him the right to be upset with his BEST FRIEND over something that could kill him. Also, Harry made it very clear that he wasn't the one that put his name in the goblet. Why wouldn't he believe him? I mean, he's his best friend."


25. Harry being really dumb when it came to those damn letters.

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"In Sorcerer's Stone, when Harry tries to catch one of the Hogwarts acceptance letters from the air when there are LITERALLY HUNDREDS ON THE GROUND. YOU WASTED SO MUCH TIME. I guess that's why Harry wasn't sorted into Ravenclaw."



27. Malfoy weirdly sitting in that tree.

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"That moment in Goblet of Fire where Draco Malfoy sat in a tree while he was chilling with his friends and they were standing on the ground. Like, dude. WTF are you doing in that tree? It just makes me laugh every time I watch the movie." —michelleth

28. This missing house elves.

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"My favorite part in the whole book series was when Kreacher came marching in with the other house elves, chanting against Voldemort. I wanted to see that scene in the movie so bad! I knew it would never happen since the house elves are barely in the movies."


29. Every time Hermione didn't believe Harry.

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"Every time Hermione says, 'There's nothing doing that, Harry' or 'There's no such thing as *blank*, Harry.' Hermione makes Harry feel like he's going crazy half the time when he's not."

—Erin Myers, Facebook


31. Bellatrix marking Hermione with "Mudblood".

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"I have one that I'm kind of surprised no one else has mentioned: Hermione's 'Mudblood' scar. Per the books, the only mark that Bellatrix left on Hermione was a cut on her neck. I understand that it makes for a lovely dramatic moment in the movies, but now every fanfiction has latched onto that 'mudblood' scar and I cringe every single time."


32. When Dumbledore asks for something in return when Snape asks him to protect Lily and her family.

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"Um, what? You selfish man. You knew the prophecy. You knew the little boy needed to be protected. And somehow just because a Death Eater wanted your help, you look past all these plot points and seek to gain for your own? Dumbledore is one of those characters who I am consistently annoyed with, but adore."


33. When Voldemort hugs Draco.

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"The scene in Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 when Voldemort hugs Draco always makes my blood pressure rise. One of the most fundamental parts about Voldemort is that he is intentionally a loner, friendless, and most definitely NOT a hugger."


34. Harry deciding it's a good idea not to tell Dumbledore about his dreams.

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"In Order of the Phoenix when Harry is too big a brat to talk to Dumbledore about his weird visions/dreams until it's too late, and Sirius is dead because Harry just had to rush in and be the hero again."



36. Which causes his classmates to be pretty mean to him.

"I hate in Order of the Phoenix how everyone is so mean to Harry and how they bully him throughout the book (and movie). This is after he basically saved the school and fought the Dark Lord four previous times! Give Harry a break!"


37. How Kreacher was only ever portrayed as rude in the films.

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"At the end of the Deathly Hallows book, Kreacher ends up being very loyal and kind to Harry, but in the movies he is only ever portrayed as rude."


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Hermione's logic puzzle occurred in Sorceror's Stone. A previous version of this post stated that it happened in Chamber of Secrets. This Muggle thanks angelamarier4f6432a5a for noticing!