11 Biggest Plot Holes in the Harry Potter Universe

Harry Potter ActorsImage via: Zimbio

As I’m going through my second re-read of the Harry Potter books (and ignoring the recent abomination), I can’t help but wonder about the massive plot holes in the story. I’m not talking about making mistakes with chronology, years and age. I’m talking about massive mistakes in the fabric of the way the universe created by J.K. Rowling works. It doesn’t take away from the fun of reading this fantasy masterpiece (in its own way), but it’s still funny when you seriously think about some of them. Here are the 11 biggest you’ll encounter when reading the books:

Harry Potter Time TurnerImage via: eBay

Turning back time: In the third Harry Potter book, Prisoner of Azkaban, we’re introduced to a Time Turner, which Hermione uses to study in an endless number of classes, and later to save the day, like she and her partners in crime tend to do. There’s also one used in one non-canon book recently coming to light, which we will ignore. In any case, with this device at hand, who come we only see it being used by a 3rd year student at Hogwarts, and not by, well, everyone?

Harry Potter Prof.Image via: Zimbio

Basic education: Wizards who grew up in the muggle world get a basic education in math, reading, writing and such. However, children from wizarding families, unless there’s something we don’t know, get 0 education, including no time spent learning how to read (unless their families teach them) before they reach Hogwarts. Perhaps being magical gives them that advantage.