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The Hidden Secrets of Harry Potter (30 secrets)

Harry Potter has a ton of hidden secrets that even fans don’t know about. Get ready for surprise facts.

1. George, out of habit, turns to tell Fred that Harry is alive in Deathly Hallows. He starts to speak Fred’s name before realizing his other half is gone.

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2. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Snape deflects McGonagall’s attacks on the Death Eaters who tortured students at Hogwarts.

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3. Almost every Potterhead noticed Newt Scamander’s name on The Marauder’s Map in ‘Prisoner of Azkaban.’

Newt Scamander's name on The Marauder's Map
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4. In the Sorcerer’s Stone, when Quidditch captain Oliver Wood shows snitch to Harry, he loses it immediately but Harry can still see it. It shows Harry as a perfect candidate for Seeker.

wood shows snitch to harry
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5. Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s scarves reflect their personality. Hermione’s scarf is perfect, Harry may have put some effort and then there’s Ron.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione's scarves reflect their personality
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6. M.G. McGonagall Quidditch Trophy is in the right of James Potter. The Trophy has the year 1971, so M.G. may be a relative of Minerva McGonagall.

M.G. McGonagall Quidditch Trophy
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7. The Harry Potter telephone booth passcode is 62442, which spells Magic.

The Harry Potter telephone booth
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8. Wizarding world also has ‘Cheerios’ named ‘Cheeri-Owls’. You can see it in Order of The Phoenix, Hogwarts great hall.

cheeri owls harry potter
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9. Voldemort’s robe color is fading every time a Horcrux is destroyed. It shows that Voldemort is losing his soul and power as parts of his soul are getting destroyed.

oldemort's robe color is fading
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10. In Molly’s Magical Clock, one option is Prison.

Prison in Molly's Magical Clock
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11. The Crimes of Grindelwald title has Deathly Hallows symbols in it.

The Crimes of Grindelwald title has Deathly Hallows
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12. Hermione’s hair grows during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which shows the time the golden trio spent in the search for Horcrux.

hermione's hair grows in deathly hallows
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13. A portrait of Anne Boleyn is hanging at the staircase in Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone. She was the wife of Henry Viii and was executed with charges of conspiracy and witchcraft.

Anne Boleyn in Harry Potter
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14. You can see Azkaban prisoner number on Lucius Malfoy’s neck in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2.

Azkaban prisoner number on Lucius Malfoy's neck
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15. In the Prisoner of Azkaban, a wizard is reading Stephen Hawking’s book ‘A Brief History of Time’.

a wizard is reading A Brief History of Time
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16. Harry’s scar hurts him in the Sorcerer’s Stone because Voldemort is facing him from Professor Quirrell’s turban.

Harry's scar hurts him in the Sorcerer's Stone
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17. Harry Potter movies are getting darker with every part and so does the Warner Bros. intros.

Harry Potter movies getting darker
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18. In Tom Riddle’s Room, there are 7 stones, which is the number of Horcruxes Voldemort wanted to create.

7 stones in Tom Riddle's Room
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19. In the Chamber of Secrets, Gilderoy Lockhart’s second wig is on the table.

Lockhart's second wig chamber of secrets
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20. The poster of “Equus” is there in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in which Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths played.

Equus poster in Harry Potter
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21. In the Sorcerer’s Stone, students are wearing green school dresses. Green color and Snake represent Slytherin house.

Sorcerer's Stone students wearing green school dresses
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22. ‘No Dragons Were Harmed in The Making of This Movie’ Disclaimer shows in the end credits of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. They took good care of dragons.

No Dragons Were Harmed in The Making of This Movie
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23. In the ‘The Goblet of Fire’ intro Nagini is slithering in Warner Bros. Logo.

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24. The bartender vanishes a bottle in the Prisoner of Azkaban when Harry arrives by the Knight Bus.

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25. In the Sorcerer’s Stone, Richard Bremmer was credited as ‘He Who Must Not Be Named’.

Richard Bremmer was credited as 'He Who Must Not Be Named
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26. In Deathly Hallows, In Snape’s death scene, there is a Gryffindor scarf hanging. It suggests Snape’s bravery. Dumbledore said, “I sometimes think we sort too soon.”

snape's death scene  Gryffindor scarf
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27. Neville’s Remembrall turns red, but he does not remember what he forgot. He wore his robe in the next scene. So, Remembrall saved his life here.

Neville's remembrall turns red
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28. What Happened to Gilderoy Lockhart? It is in the post-credit of the chamber of secrets.

Gilderoy Lockhart post-credit scene
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29. Lupin was wearing button-down sweaters. So, Harry does the same in Dumbledore’s Army meeting in Order of the Phoenix. Daniel Radcliffe came up with the idea that Harry would want to imitate the best teacher of defence against the dark arts.

Harry wearing button-down sweater order of the phoenix
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30. In the Sorcerer’s Stone, Aunt Petunia is dying Dudley’s old clothes for Harry as his school costume.  This is a book scene, the movie has no explanation of it.

Aunt Petunia is dying Dudley's old clothes
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