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7 sneaky details you probably never noticed hidden in the Harry Potter series

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has created a legion of Potter obsessed fans that span generations. These “Potterheads” are so in love with the films that they know just about everything there is to know about the series. Thanks to Rowling’s Pottermore website, Potterheads know even more about the series than is revealed in the books and movies.

But even Potterheads haven’t caught on to everything there is to know about the world of Harry Potter. There are some things that have slipped by them. But they are all hiding in plain sight.

There are lots of details in the Harry Potter series that you probably haven’t noticed. Are you a superfan who thinks this just isn’t possible? Check out our slideshow and find out.

George Forgetting Fred Isn’t There

We all remember one of the most exciting moments in all of the Harry Potter films when we learn that Harry is actually alive in Deathly Hallows Part 2. You might not have noticed that in this scene George turns to share his excitement with his twin brother Fred. It’s just an immediate reaction since Fred was always by his side. Except that he isn’t there because Fred died in the battle of Hogwarts.

Harry’s Burning Scar

In the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry’s scar starts to hurt when he meets eyes with Snape for the first time. We later learn that this isn’t because of Snape. But you probably didn’t realize it was actually because Professor Quirrel’s head was turned around and Lord Voldemort was living on the back of his head, which means it was directly facing Harry.

Snape Was Sorted Too Soon

When Severus Snape dies we see a Gryffindor scarf hanging in the background. Some say this was because Snape died like a Gryffindor and was sorted into the wrong house. Even Dumbledore said: “Sometimes I think we sort too soon.”

Darker the Movie, Darker the Intro

As the Harry Potter movies go on, they become progressively dark as the war between dark and light wizards gains begins and culminates in war. This is represented in each of the movie’s intros. The Warner Bros. logo gets darker in each movie.

Scarves and Personalities

We first meet Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Sorcerer’s Stone. We get to learn how Hermione is tightlaced, Ron is the most laid back one, and Harry is somewhere in the middle. This is shown in the way they wear their scarves.

Hermione’s Hair

Did you notice Hermione’s hair growing in Deathly Hallows: Part I? It keeps growing longer. This is to show how long she, Ron, and Harry have been traveling to find the Horcruxes.


Wizards eat cereal too. Apparently, they have their own versions of muggle cereal (or is it the other way around?). Instead of Cheerios, they have Cheeri-Owls.