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40 Tiny Details From "Harry Potter" That Are Too Good To Go Unnoticed

Why did no one tell me Chamber of Secrets has a post-credits scene?

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us all the tiny details from the Harry Potter movies that most people missed. Here are some of their responses, along with some contributions from Reddit:

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1. Ron's robes in Sorcerer's Stone are more faded than Harry's and Hermione's because they're hand-me-downs.

Ron in lighter robes than Harry or Hermione
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2. In Sorcerer's Stone, there’s a portrait of Anne Boleyn (who Henry VIII accused of witchcraft) in Hogwarts.

Anne Boleyn's portrait in Hogwarts
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3. In Order of the Phoenix, someone in the background bumps into a Thestrel they can't see.

4. As Hermione is describing what the love potion smells like to her in Half-Blood Prince, the fumes change color to match what she's describing. However, there's a pause in her list when the fumes turn orange, the same color as Ron's hair.

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5. When Oliver Wood releases the Snitch while teaching Harry how to play Quidditch, he immediately loses sight of it, but Harry keeps his eye on the Snitch, highlighting his future talent as a Seeker.

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6. Harry, Ron, and Hermione dodge spiders, a troll, a werewolf, and dementors in Deathly Hallows Part 2, all creatures they fought in the first three films.

7. In a flashback in Order of the Phoenix, Sirius says, “Nice one, James,” when James disarms Snape. Later, after Harry disarms a Death Eater, Sirius says the same thing.

James and Harry using "Expelliarmus" and Sirius responding in both with "Nice one, James"
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8. Some students in Order of the Phoenix are eating "Cheeri-Owls" cereal.

9. In Snape’s death scene, there's a Gryffindor scarf hanging up in the background, a reference to his bravery and Dumbledore saying he “sometimes thinks they sort too soon” in the books.

Snape next to a red and gold scarf
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10. The ways Harry, Ron, and Hermione wear their scarves and ties reflect their personalities.

Hermione wearing her scarf folded, Ron wearing his loose, and Harry wearing his wrapped around
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"In Sorcerer's Stone, Hermione's scarf is tied neatly and completely around her neck, Harry's is loosely thrown over his shoulder, and Ron's is just laying flat and open and not wrapped at all. Often with their ties, Hermione's is tied perfectly and tucked in, Harry's is loose but tucked in like he's been messing with it, and Ron's is completely untied." —linsey009

11. In the Warner Bros. logo for Goblet of Fire, you can see the pattern of Nagini's scales.

12. Hermione's hair grows throughout Deathly Hallows Part 1 to show how long she, Ron, and Harry have been traveling in search of horcruxes.

Hermione's hair at three different lengths
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13. What Sirius tells Harry when he says goodbye in Prisoner of Azkaban foreshadows Harry's use of the Resurrection Stone in Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Prisoner of Azkaban: "The ones that love us never really leave us, and you can always find them here" with a hand over Harry's heart, then Deathly Hallows: "And he won't be able to see you?" "No, we're here, you see"
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14. In the credits of Prisoner of Azkaban the footsteps of three different people can be seen running out of the Stink Bomb Store, presumably because one the bombs went off.

15. As each horcrux is destroyed, Voldemort’s robe becomes more faded and dirty looking.

Voldemort in a black robe and then three more scenes where the robe looks lighter and dustier
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16. When Harry teaches at Dumbledore's Army meeting in Order of the Phoenix, he's dressed in a button-down cardigan like the ones Lupin wears.

17. In Goblet of Fire, there's a Deathly Hallows–shaped device visible in Dumbledore's office.

A pyramid shaped device with a vertical rod through it that supports a sphere
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18. In Prisoner of Azkaban, Draco's arm that was supposedly injured by Buckbeak is the one he uses to shove Neville, proving the injury is fake.

19. In Tom Riddle's room in the orphanage in Half-Blood Prince, there's a picture of some cliffs. Those are the same cliffs where Dumbledore and Harry travel to collect the locket, one of the seven horcruxes.

A picture of cliffs in Tom's room and then Dumbledore and Harry at those cliffs
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20. While the rest of the girl in Dumbledore's Army are wearing skirts, Ginny is wearing pants, probably because they're hand-me-downs from her brothers.

21. In Prisoner of Azkaban, the bartender makes a bottle disappear.

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22. You can spot the edge of a time-travelling Hermione in Prisoner of Azkaban.

23. The Warner Bros. logo gets more tarnished and decayed throughout the series.

8 Warner Brothers logos that get darker and more rusted
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24. Voldemort is listed in the credits of Sorcerer's Stone as "He Who Must Not Be Named."

25. When McGonagall attacks Snape in Deathly Hallows Part 2, he knocks out the Carrows and steals their wands before escaping.

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26. The one person in the Gryffindor section not cheering for Ron in Half-Blood Prince is Cormac McLaggen, who also tried out for Keeper.

27. Chamber of Secrets has a post-credits scene that reveals the fate of Gilderoy Lockhart.

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28. In the epilogue at the end of Deathly Hallows Part 2, Harry's scar has almost completely faded.

An older Harry with a very faint scar
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29. Professor Slughorn drinks a bottle of liquid luck before the battle in Deathly Hallows Part 2.

30. Professor Lockhart has a wig in his office in Chamber of Secrets, suggesting even his luscious hair is fake.

A wig on a stand in Gilderoy's office
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31. When Harry is inside of Tom Riddle's memories in Chamber of Secrets, there's still flickers of the candle that's sitting next to him in the real world.

32. In Deathly Hallows Part 1, the fake name that Hermione gives to the snatcher is the name of Percy's girlfriend in the books.

"What do they call you?" "Penelope Clearwater, half-blood"
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33. Everyone in the Dursleys' neighborhood has the same make and model of car to avoid standing out.

34. In Tom Riddle's room at the orphanage, he has seven rocks lined up on his window sill, foreshadowing his seven horcruxes.

Seven rocks on a young Tom's sill
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35. Lucius Malfoy instinctively pulls out his wand to defend himself in Deathly Hallows Part 2, but all he has is a broken half that Voldemort left him with.

36. And what Luna tells Harry while looking for her shoes after Sirius's death also foreshadows the use of the Resurrection Stone.

"My mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect"
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37. The credits of Goblet of Fire read "No dragons were harmed in the making of this movie."

38. In Order of the Phoenix, Umbridge wears less pale pink and more dark, vivid shades of pink as she gains power.

Umbridge wearing darker shades of pink over time
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39. Harry and Neville wear clothes in the Battle of Hogwarts that match their fathers' clothes from old photos.

40. Finally, when Harry reveals that he's alive in Deathly Hallows Part 2, George turns to excitedly tell Fred, who's normally always next to him.

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Did we miss your favorite Harry Potter movie detail? Let us know in the comments!

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