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It's Time To Talk About How The Recast Dumbledore Was Literally The Worst

HARRY, DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE?!?!?!!!

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If you don’t already know, Professor Albus Dumbledore (AKA THE MOST POWERFUL WIZARD IN THE WORLD) is a beloved character in the Harry Potter series.

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He is a wise, gentle soul with a naturally calm demeanor and a hint of a sensitive side.

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"Everybody finished the song at different times. Dumbledore conducted their last few lines with his wand and when they had finished, he was one of those who clapped loudest. 'Ah music,' he said, wiping his eyes. 'A magic beyond all we do here!"

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Keywords: GENTLE. CARING. WISE.

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"To Harry's intense embarrassment, he suddenly realized that Dumbledore's bright blue eyes looked rather watery, and stared hastily at his own knee. When Dumbledore spoke, however, his voice was quite steady.

'I am very touched, Harry.'"

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

He may not be perfect, but he damn sure did what he believed was best for Harry.

"'I feel I owe you another explanation Harry,' said Dumbledore hesitantly. 'You may, perhaps, wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must confess... that I rather thought... you had enough responsibility to be going on with.'Harry looked up at him and saw a tear trickling down Dumbledore's face into his long silver beard." ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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"'I feel I owe you another explanation Harry,' said Dumbledore hesitantly. 'You may, perhaps, wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must confess... that I rather thought... you had enough responsibility to be going on with.'

Harry looked up at him and saw a tear trickling down Dumbledore's face into his long silver beard."

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

He was also a jolly jokester who had an on-point sense of humor.

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"I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are."

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

WHICH IS WHY RICHARD HARRIS WAS THE EPITOME OF THE GREAT ALBUS DUMBLEDORE.

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But after Harris died, Michael Gambon was cast in the role.

And ruined everything.
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And ruined everything.

First of all, he admitted to not reading the books.

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HOW CAN YOU PROPERLY PORTRAY A BELOVED CHARACTER IN A SUCCESSFUL SERIES IF YOU DON'T. READ. THE. BOOK.

There is no signs of the *twinkly-eyed* Dumbledore that the series portrayed.

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There were times when Dumbledore loudly projected his voice in the series, but never in an angry, I-WILL-MURDER-EVERY-OUNCE-OF-JOY-YOU'VE-EVER-FELT kind of way. Like damn, dude. Calm down.

And excuse me WHERE exactly is Dumbledore's ~jolly nature~?

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This is completely and utterly SO FAR removed from Dumbledore's character. Like, he would never have said this in such a snippy, harsh tone. WAT R U EVEN DOING.

He is just all about that shouting life.

Correction: "Harry, get away from there!"
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Correction: "Harry, get away from there!"

He's pretty aggressive, tbh.

And WTF is this about?

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WHY DID YOU CHOOSE NOT TO RELEASE THE BEARD, MICHAEL????

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And he doesn't have that soft, wise voice that embodies Dumbledore. Instead we get this hard, gravely ANTI-DUMBLEDORE nonsense.

I mean... really.
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I mean... really.

Literally he has no chill.

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At all.

AND THIS MONUMENTOUS SCENE. DO YOU CARE?? AT ALL? ABOUT YOUR DELIVERY??

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PLEASE try harder.

But there is one place where the one, *true* Dumbledore will live forever...

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... on the pages. 💛

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