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    I Just Found Out Harry Potter Was A Thing In The '80s And I'm Not OK

    Wtf.

    So obviously you know this Harry Potter.

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    But maybe you don't know THIS Harry Potter. Yup, that's his name.

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    No, seriously. Look at IMDb.

    He's from the movie Troll, which you probably haven't heard of. It came out in 1986 — 15 years before Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

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    Turns out, this Harry is pretty similar to J.K. Rowling's.

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    Troll is about a boy "who navigates a world full of witches, wizards, and magic to save his family from a nefarious troll."

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    Kinda sounds like the stuff modern Harry had to deal with.

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    And both Harry Potters had similar, uh, fashion.

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    They both befriended creatures.

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    They both also do magic and shit. However, the older Harry Potter seemed to use this gold staff to perform magic.

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    While J.K.'s Harry, obviously, uses his wand.

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    J.K. has denied that they're connected, but it's still pretty crazy to think that a Harry Potter was running magic and shit in the '80s, right?

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    1. Both, in my eyes, are legends, but who do you prefer?

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