6 Major Plot Holes In 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child'

6 Major Plot Holes In 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child'

JK Rowling is known for having a tight universe, so why did 'Cursed Child' fall flat?
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With the release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," many Potterheads were excited to jump back into the wizarding world. For many, it was their first and final midnight release of the series.

However, after reading through the script, many fans were upset with how many uncharacteristic plot holes there were. Rowling, known for having a tight story, seems to have slipped up by letting some major holes through. Many are saying the story is just fan service and has more holes that some NextGen fanfics.


**WARNING. FROM HERE ON OUT DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS. PLEASE READ THE SCRIPT BEFORE CONTINUING.**


1. Harry's scar couldn't hurt.

Remember back to "Deathly Hallows" when Harry went into the Forbidden Forest to sacrifice himself? That is because Harry was a Horcrux and the only way to get rid of it was for Harry to die. He went in, let Voldemort kill him and the Resurrection Stone do its job. If you don't remember, that is where Harry talked to Dumbledore in what looked like King's Cross.

Now when the Horcrux was destroyed, Harry no longer had a connection with Voldemort. Meaning he could no longer speak Parseltongue, could no longer see into Voldemort's mind and his scar could no longer hurt when near Voldemort.

In "Cursed Child," there were many instances when Harry's scar would hurt and he could feel his presence. Harry even had visions about where Voldemort was and what he was doing. Now this couldn't happen if Harry was no longer a Horcrux...right?

2. Cedric as a Death Eater.

This isn't a plot hole as much as it is character assassination. Remember Dumbledore at the end of "Goblet of Fire" saying:

“Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”

When Albus and Scorpius go back to interfere with the second task, by using Engorgio it humiliates Cedric into becoming a Death Eater. When Scorpio gets rushed back to the AU without Albus, he finds this out.

Now I can understand the frustration but I can not imagine kind-hearted, loyal Cedric (being a star-Hufflepuff and all) becoming a murderer just because he got humiliated.

3. Immediate polyjuice potions.

In "Chamber of Secrets," a massive portion of the book is about the trio making polyjuice potions in the girls bathroom since it takes a month to make and brew.

However, this changes in "Cursed Child" because Albus (who is terrible at potions as mentioned very early in the book) says that he is fine with making polyjuice potion while in the church. They are debating about how to make Harry look like Voldemort and Albus throws in the idea of making polyjuice potion. To which I say, "We don't have time for this Albus. Do you even have the ingredients?"

4. Could Voldy even have kids?

So according to "Cursed Child," Bellatrix and Voldy had a baby in the space between Half Blood Prince and the Battle of Hogwarts. Now we'll get into the timeline of this later, but right now we are going to focus on whether Voldy could/would have kids.

When Voldy made himself a new body, he made himself more snake-like (you know, the nose-less-ness). Now it turns out snakes do have penises. They are a special type of penis called a "hemipenis" were it is essentially inside the body until needed and then it erects to do some hanky-panky.

Just because he has a dick, does not mean that it works. Like could he make it erect? In his old age of 75, probably not unless he had the help of Viagra or an Engorgio spell. Did he have actual semen that worked? Well, snake semen and human semen probably wouldn't mix too well, meaning no baby.

This means that there was probably some dark magic that had to go on to conceive Delphini. I don't know what would have to go on in order for this to happen but it was probably something in-vitro-esque.

5. Why did Voldy even want a kid?

In his quest for immortality there would be no need for a heir. And since he was conceived under the influence of a love potion, he had no ability to love so therefore there had to be some ulterior motive.

Many theorize that it was because it was his back-up plan in case he didn't make it. The child would carry on his mission or it would be a good place to put a final horcrux that could be hidden for years until the child's body and skills were a level that Voldemort could take over.

But this back-up plan theory doesn't make sense. From the books, it seems as though Voldemort's pure evil search for immortality would not be brought to an end. He thought he already had enough Horcruxes to cover his bases. He didn't even know Harry was one. Towards the end you could tell the Voldemort was getting a bit nervous by keeping Nagini by his side, but The Battle of Hogwarts was too late to create a baby with Bellatrix.

6. The timeline doesn't add up.

Before reading this section, check out a tumblr user's timeline of Delphini and then come back.

Now, I don't know how wizard pregnancies work. But assuming they follow the rest of humanity's nine-month gestation period, it would be a very tight timeline between conception to birth to the Battle of Hogwarts.

Bellatrix and Voldemort lived at Malfoy Manor with Lucius and Narcissa during the time she was "pregnant." Somehow, they managed to hide the baby bump during this entire time, including when the trio raids Bellatrix's vault.

I'm not denying the use of dark magic in this case, but it doesn't seem like the pregnancy could have fit in with the timeline of the original series.

With the story ending "for sure," I'm not sure how I feel. It was fun to go back into the Wizarding World one more time, but I'm not sure if the story held up to the standards in which I hoped and was expecting. Whether JK Rowling says the "Cursed Child" is canon or not, I may choose to leave it out of the narrative that I see as Harry Potter.

Let me know what you think of the book. Did you like it? What are some other plot holes that you found that I didn't mention? Comment below and let's have a discussion about the eighth story, nineteen-years later.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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6 Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Or Apartment For The Holidays On A Budget

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As the holiday season approaches, it's easy to get sucked into the Pinterest vortex of holiday decorations, party favors, clothes and more. Unfortunately most of us college students don't have the money for all of this cute stuff so we have to watch for bargains or DIY it. Here are my six recommendations to get into the Christmas spirit:

1. String some festive lights in your room

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/199565827208188172/

I have Christmas lights hanging up in my room all year around because I love them so much, but you can find some cheap lights at Target or Walmart. You can get snowflake lights, lantern lights, normal Christmas lights or anything else that you want. Use command strips to hang them up, and soon it'll feel more relaxing and you'll be more in the Christmas spirit.

2. Use window clings

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I love window clings! You stick them on from the inside (obviously) and then you can see them from the outside. I have different window clings for almost every season. If you have some old window clings that don't stick anymore, just put a little bit of water on the back of them and they'll stick like they're brand new.

3. Raid the Target dollar section

https://corporate.target.com/article/2015/11/bullseyes-playground

So, this depends on where you live and how often your local Target changes out their dollar section, but you would be surprised in what you could find there!

4. Hunt around for a mini tree (real or fake)

https://www.yourbestdigs.com/reviews/best-artificial-christmas-trees/?nabt=1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

I used to have a fake little green Christmas tree with cute little ornaments but sadly I don't have it anymore nor do I have room for it anywhere in my room. A little Christmas tree in your room or on your dresser just makes everything a little bit more festive. I used to have my little Christmas tree on my dresser until my cat found it. Yeah, you know where that is going.

5. Make easy DIY decorations

http://findinghomefarms.com/10-minute-christmas-decorating-idea-chalk-pen-galvanized-buckets/

Pinterest is the best website for this, well actually they're known for DIY projects. Why spend $50 on one Christmas decoration when you can do a DIY and spend only $20?

6. Use Winter themed candles

http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/e/christmas-gift-guide.html

I love Bath and Body works because they always have the best sales and you can usually get something half priced or sometimes something for free! Plus everything smells so good in that store and it's so tempting to buy everything but if you come into the store with a goal, you'll leave with your goal.

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