Saddest Harry Potter moment?

(50 Posts)
Verycold Sun 14-Apr-13 23:53:59

Dobbie's death, no question.

Also feel very moved by Harry not being able to tear himself away from the mirror where he can see his parents.

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Mon 15-Apr-13 00:00:22

Sirius' death for me no question hmm hmm hmm

DoreensEatingHerSoreen Mon 15-Apr-13 00:02:36

Also if my Dsis was on MN she world be voting for Harry seeing Snape's true colours when he added his tears to the pensive, she cries at that bit every time, book and film

Primrose123 Mon 15-Apr-13 00:02:54

I remember walking into DD's room when she was about 10 to find her sobbing. I thought something awful had happened, but she just said, "Oh mum, Dumbledore is dead!"

MrsWolowitz Mon 15-Apr-13 00:05:24

The Weasley twin's death. So sad.

FannyFifer Mon 15-Apr-13 00:11:57

When Harry is walking to what he thinks is his death and all those that have died are there and he says "stay with me" [sob]

i agree, definitely Dobbie. sad

NuhichNuhaymuh Mon 15-Apr-13 00:14:54

Dobby's death is very sad, because he was being so selfless, also because of where in came after so many losses

clattypatty Mon 15-Apr-13 00:18:37

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Gorjuss Mon 15-Apr-13 00:20:45

I was sad when I finished the last book. I didn't want him to be an adult.
Dumbledores death was very sad when they all held their wands up. X

Snape Dying and all the memory things.

So sad.

MortifiedAdams Mon 15-Apr-13 00:30:07

Saw the thread title and immediatley thought "Dobbys death"

Also thoight the bit when Hermione wiped her parents memories in the film was sad sorry to add the films into discussion

MajorDivvy Mon 15-Apr-13 00:52:17

Dobby's death was the saddest, though to me Fred Weesley's death was the most poignant - Fred and George had always been a double act throughout the books, never, (well hardly ever,) apart and then to have them separated so finally...... Very very clever writing IMHO.

sarahandemily Mon 15-Apr-13 00:59:05

The saddest bit of Harry potter is the fact that the books went so badly downhill after the goblet of fire. Should have kept them all short and sweet like number 1 instead of lurching about all over the place with no real story line like the deathly hallows. Still love the world and characters she created though and so wish I could have gone to Hogwarts instead of crappy local comp!

I agree with Dobby's death and when Harry asks everyone that has come from the resurrection stone to stay with him as he goes to face his death.

Smaller moments include Neville pocketing the bubble gum wrapper his mum gives him and Mrs Weasley seeing everyone dead when trying to get rid of the boggert.

acjfluff Mon 15-Apr-13 01:13:28

When Snape is dying and tells Harry to look at him. I always knew he was good sad

PseudoBadger Mon 15-Apr-13 01:34:43


ChinngisKhan Mon 15-Apr-13 04:23:48

"After all this time?"

Welling up just thinking about it...

Chubfuddler Mon 15-Apr-13 04:34:37

Specifically Luna's little eulogy at dobby's grave.

Hedwig is a blow. I remember thinking oh god not the owl too.

But yes snape and "always"

For me it is always the bit where Kreacher leads the House Elves of Hogwarts into battle shouting "For Sir Regulus" - not sure why but it just makes me howl every time - there's a bit in one of the Dragnlance books that is very similar, when a troop of Gully Dwarves are basically stuck in the front line to be "battle fodder" because nobody cares about them and that has the same effect on me.
It's not so much the actual words and the scene itself, it's everything that underlies it, and what isn't said, as much as what is iykwim - it's quite hard to explain. It's like the one little scene evokes so much of everything that has happened on the way to that point and brings it all back at once and it's just so emotional <snivels a bit thinking about it> blush

tumbletumble Sat 27-Apr-13 07:51:17

Another vote for Snape and "always".

thistlelicker Sat 27-Apr-13 07:53:51

Ok I think I need a week off work and a Harry potter movie day!!!

Hermione wiping her parents' memories was really shocking to me, but I cried the most at Fred / George / Fred / George dying. And at Percy coming back.

GenghisCanDoHisOwnWashing Sat 27-Apr-13 07:57:44

Fred Weasley. Imagine George, Mr and Mrs Weasley, Ron, the Burrow with no Fred. Doesn't bear thinking about and is the reason I haven't been able to re-read the last book despite having flown through it the day it was released sad I was really angry with JK Rowling about that. Just one death too far. Now, of course, I've read The Casual Vacancy so have even more reason to dislike JKR.

<psssst, I still love you JKR>

heronsfly Sat 27-Apr-13 07:59:15

Sirius,because Harry hadn't known him long and he was the only person that was really 'his' and he had spent so long in Azkaban,and he was nice sad

SanityClause Sat 27-Apr-13 08:03:30

Sirius's death. He was Harry's chance at being part of an (albeit small) family. He found him, then a couple of years later, he had died.

Dobby's death is also very sad.

When I read the books to DD2, I could barely read from crying when Harry walks into the forest to meet Voldemort. I'm welling up a bit now, just thinking about it.

It's not sad but my favourite movie moment out of any movie is when Prof McGonagall transfigures all the suits of armour and statues and shouts "Hogwarts is threatened! Man the boundaries!" Gets me every time.

And yes the whole Snape saga is quite possibly the saddest thing. Awful homelife as a child, horribly bullied at school, having anunrequited love that lasts decades, being hated and vilified, and then to top it off having to kill the only person that ever trusted and liked you. <wails uncontrollably>

HootShoot Sat 27-Apr-13 08:04:37

Definitely Harry going to face his death and all his loved ones supporting him. I feel emotional just thinking about it!

singaporeswing Sat 27-Apr-13 08:45:56

Emotional wreck right now reliving all of these moments. DP asking me what's wrong - there's definitely something in both eyes...

GenghisCanDoHisOwnWashing Sat 27-Apr-13 08:59:08

Reading back on what others have written I have to agree also Sirius's death was also such a cruel blow.

<repeats: it is NOT real>

<I don't want to be a muggle>

MMollyMum2 Sat 27-Apr-13 12:14:59

Fred Weasley's death. Imagine living without your twin. (Have twins and they can't be seperated.) They are so close all through the books too. Also, I have cats called Fred and george and Fred got hit by a car. Got so worried that the book was an omen. sad

MMollyMum2 Sat 27-Apr-13 12:15:15

Fred survived by the way (the cat)

In this house, it's when Hedwig dies. I am reading the HP series to DS for the second time and the bird bought it two nights ago.

The boy who never flinched when Dumbledore died, cried his heart out again, thinking about poor Hedwig.

tribpot Sat 27-Apr-13 12:54:05

As with HootShoot. I think Lily Potter looking at Harry and saying "you've been so brave" is just heartrending. And the revelation about Sirius - weep! Fred's death doesn't really have a chance to sink in in the mêlée - a funeral scene would have finished me off completely. Tonks and Lupin just seemed a bit unnecessary - why on earth did they both have to come to Hogwarts?

The utter heartbreak of Dumbledore's funeral was that Harry was left alone again, no parental figure.

Laura, my ds doesn't know Hedwig dies (unless it's referenced in the Lego Wii game but I don't think it is, Dobby dies in that but then puts his legs back on and carries on as a player!). He will be very upset.

GibberTheMonkey Sat 27-Apr-13 13:20:37


I love that moment too. In fact I think she's probably my favourite character

TheYamiOfYawn Sat 27-Apr-13 14:01:31

Snape, definitely.

tribpot Sat 27-Apr-13 14:07:49

Revelation about Snape I meant, not Sirius. I never really understood what Sirius was for in the plot, other than to lure Harry to the Ministry of Magic.

HumphreyCobbler Sat 27-Apr-13 14:13:33

I can't bear it when they go through the memory of Lily and James dying to protect Harry. is

Also when Harry is walking towards Voldemort and certain death and he asks if it will hurt.

I agree that the books went downhill after the Goblet of Fire. That is my favourite book.

chickensaladagain Sat 27-Apr-13 14:21:36

Dd says why has no one mentioned

When bellatrix dies
Lucius and Draco run away
Bartie crouch jr was discovered

Personally I have no idea what any of you are talking about

Yy to Snape and always.

Can't wait to be able to read HP to DD (4)

ThistleDown Sat 27-Apr-13 14:35:54

"Always" and when Harry asks his parents, Sirius and Lupin if they will stay with him and his Dad says "until the end". Makes me howl every time sad

Still18atheart Sat 27-Apr-13 14:42:38

Dumbledore or Sirius dying. Also the epilogue in the final book

SanityClause Sat 27-Apr-13 22:58:17

At DD1's school, HP books are the most used for "readings" in assembly. More than for example, the Koran or the Bible!

Pretty much all of the final book - I read it in one overnight sitting and sobbed most of the way, from the moment of Hedwig's death. Colin Creavy - I think the line is something like, 'He was tiny in death' and Remus and Tonks.

In the film, Alan Rickman crying over Lily's body has me in pieces.

FlightyAphrodite Sat 27-Apr-13 23:16:24

Sirius. It's just so UNFAIR, for want of a better word. He has an immediate bond with Harry, as well as the link with Lily and James. Harry could have got what he wanted, moved away from the Dursleys, and then it was all taken away...


Also Snape's revelations. "Always"... sobbing

I remember, from the time "Half Blood Prince" came out, when we were all waiting for "Deathly Hallows", someone on another forum had one of those sig picture thingies and it was Alan Rickman as Snape, with "We Believe" underneath, and she said all along he would turn out to be good. It sounds weird, but the faith of a stranger sort of made it even more poignant when it actually happened.
<snivels a bit again>

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 27-Apr-13 23:37:55

I would have said Snape's big deathbed flashback, but actually a PP has reminded me of Neville visiting his parents, which is just awful.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sat 27-Apr-13 23:41:36

For the Snape fans, I commend to your attention the recent blog Severus Snape Does Not Deserve Your Pity, which I found interesting.

FourLittleDudes Sat 27-Apr-13 23:42:44

Cedric's father discovering his son was dead.

HumphreyCobbler Sun 28-Apr-13 21:54:40

LadyIsabellaWrotham, thanks for that link. It was most interesting and helped me realise why I always thought the rehabilitation of Snape was not really that plausible.

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