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maelstrom0370

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A 'Harry Potter' question
« on: July 16, 2008, 02:03:54 PM »
OK, not sure if this is the best Message Board to ask this, but I'm sure several of you have read the books. I love to read, but have never been able to 'get into' this series, although I do enjoy the movies.
That said, here goes.

I was watching 'Order of the Phoenix' and was curious about the 'Death Curses'.  Why aren't the 'bad guys' just tossing these things about willy-nilly?  They obviously exist in Harry's world, so why aren't Voldemort and crew just taking over the world by using them?

Ok, thanks in advance for your time.

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Re: A 'Harry Potter' question
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 03:22:34 PM »
Well, at this point in the story, the Death Eaters and Voldemort are still kinda "underground". They have a strategic plan to slowly worm their way into places and positions of power, so that the takeover will be more widely accepted. If they went around shooting killing curses at everyone, with such small numbers, they'd surely be overtaken and sent to Azkaban or worse.
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Re: A 'Harry Potter' question
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 03:28:11 PM »
I'd say blue about covered it for ya.

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Re: A 'Harry Potter' question
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 03:46:04 PM »
OMG, I just realized that my inner dweeb was showing...

*tucks the dweebish back under her skirt*
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Re: A 'Harry Potter' question
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 09:02:38 PM »
Blue is exactly right. And even if they weren't trying to be underground, they could accomplish more by not killing everyone in site. Power hungry people want somebody left over to control once they gain power after all.

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Re: A 'Harry Potter' question
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 09:49:46 PM »
Thanks for the explanation, Blue...and the indulgence.  When put that way, it makes a lot of sense!  :P 
Like I said, I've tried a few times, but just can't get into the series.

 

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