10 Dark Facts About The Harry Potter Audiobooks That Even Crazy Fans May Not Know

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So it has been 20 years since the author J.K. Rowling released the first volume of the famous Harry Potter series. This novel has made many young readers around the world fascinated. And then when the Harry Potter Audio Books series came out, the “Potterheads” were once again immersed in the magical world of magic.

But even though Harry Potter is a series for young listeners, it still has extremely dark moments. So, on this special anniversary, let’s find out what those hidden dark facts are!


1. Aberforth and his goats

Aberforth, Dumbledore's younger brother

Aberforth, Dumbledore’s younger brother has a strange hobby for goats. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Audiobook, Dumbledore once said, “My younger brother, Abeforth was once prosecuted for acting inappropriately against a goat.” It seems Aberforth has done some perverted things with these animals.

2. Tonks and Lupine must die to create an orphan

Tonks and Lupine
Tonks and Lupine

J.K. Rowling is a wonderful woman, but not always. To create an orphan with the same fate as Harry Potter, Rowling killed the newlyweds Tonks and Lupine. J.K. Rowling once said: “I think the cruelest thing in the war is the abandoned orphans… as in the first battle, that poor child is Harry Potter, and now I want us to have seen one more pitiful child like that”.

3. Arthur Weasley and Ron almost die

Ron and his father Arthur Weasley
Ron and his father Arthur Weasley

In the process of creating a great story like Harry Potter, many decisions were made and then left. Such as J.K. Rowling once wanted to kill Ron and his father, Arthur Weasley. “At first I wasn’t going to kill anyone, but halfway through, I thought this was no paradise, and I wanted to kill one of the main characters,” she said.

For Arthur, this character should have died very early because Rowling wanted Ron to understand the feeling of an orphan like Harry. But then she thought, “I think there must be some good fathers in the story.” Anyone who has seen the comics and movies will know that Arthur Weasley is the best father ever created by Rowling.

4. Fred, George and the Snow Ball

The twins Fred and George
The twins Fred and George

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook, the mischievous twins Fred and George threw snowballs at the shy Dark Artist Quirrell from behind. But everyone must also remember that hidden in Quirrell’s turban scarf was Voldemort’s face. So it seems that this seemingly innocuous joke of the red-haired brothers has very serious consequences.

5. Tonks’ parents


J.K. Rowling gives listeners a lot of details about the families in the Harry Potter Audio books. However, there were times when she made a mistake in the timeline that made these middle-aged characters somewhat wrong.

Mistakes occur for the age of Andromeda and Ted Tonks. It all originated from Andromeda’s birthday – Bellatrix Lestrange. Bellatrix Lestrange was born in 1951, but this was incorrect because she was Snape’s friend at Hogwart. Snape was born in 1959, we can recognize that Bellatrix was born in 1953 or 1954. Thus Andromeda’s birth year must be pushed up from 1955-1957. We are told that Tonks was born in 1973, meaning her parents have been pregnant with her since sitting on the Hogwart chair.

6. Hagrid’s parents


The union between father and mother Hagrid is a confusing thing. We don’t know the size of his parents except that Hagrid says his father is a small, ordinary person. Hagrid’s mother is a giant, but we don’t know how big she is. Hagrid is 2.5 meters tall and his giant brother is 4.9 meters high. Both were abandoned by their mothers because of their unusual size.

We may think that the two children she gave birth were too small for her giant species, so she abandoned them. So it can be seen that Hagrid’s mother was sometimes over 5 meters tall. So, how could such a small normal person make such a giant pregnant?

7. Voldemort’s parents

Lord Voldemort
Lord Voldemort

If you didn’t care about Voldemort’s past, you might have forgotten that the Dark Lord’s mother had raped his father. Voldemort’s mother, Merope Riddle, met Tom Riddle’s father and immediately fell madly in love with the man. Merope had let him use love medicine over and over, and as a result, gave birth to our Voldy.

After Merope stopped letting the man use the medicine again, the man immediately left as if he had just woken up from a nightmare.

8. Professor Umbridge was raped

Professor Umbridge
Professor Umbridge

Many Harry Potter Audiobook fans are curious about what happened when Umbridge was dragged by the centaurs. Perhaps when writing this segment, Ms. J.K. Rowling did not notice that when centaurs took a woman away, it would surely rap the woman. One of the most famous events of Greek Mythology is Pirithous and Hippodamia weddings.

In the legend, the centaurs attended the wedding and drank too much, they took the bride to the lair to force. It is unclear if Mrs. Rowling knew this story… if she knew it and let this happen, it would prove that she wanted to punish Umbridge cruelly.

9. Dumbledore’s younger sister

Ariana - Dumbledore's younger sister
Ariana – Dumbledore’s younger sister

When Aberforth describes what happened to her sister Ariana, we immediately think of a sexual assault. That attack may have been a blow or a slander, but with the psychological consequences it left for Ariana, the situation must have been worse.

Aberforh said: “When my sister was 6 years old, she was attacked by three Muggle guys. They saw her cast magic, sneaking after her to the end of the garden. She was just a baby, unable to control her ability. “No one at that age can control it. What the Muggle saw scared them. They forced her to perform again, but she couldn’t do it, and then they tortured her.” It can be seen that the dark moment that caused Ariana to be depressed could only be sexually assaulted, though Aberforth has said much less talk.

10. Avada Kedavra

Voldermort using Avada Kedavra
Voldermort using Avada Kedavra

In the Harry Potter Audio books, Avada Kedavra is the most feared curse of death. The interesting thing here is that the word Avada Kedavra meaningless to the Muggle species is scaring the whole magical world. This implies that the word Avada Kedavra is very familiar to Muggle. So why is it so familiar with Muggle?

We often hear Muggle witches say Abra Kadabra when they perform a magic trick, and the word Avada Kedavra is its variant. It can be seen that, from time immemorial, sorcerers have teased Muggle by taking the “evil” spell of Muggle for their most terrible spell.

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