21 Facts About Albus Dumbledore

1. Albus Dumbledore acts much like Merlin from The Sword in the Stone, in the manner of an "absent-minded professor"; both Merlin and Dumbledore educate a story's main character in a castle.

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2. Albus Dumbledore was forced to remain in his house with his sister Ariana while Aberforth completed his education.

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3. Albus Dumbledore is known to be able to understand Mermish and Gobbledegook and Parseltongue.

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4. Albus Dumbledore is proficient at Charms and Potions; according to the obituary written by Elphias Doge, his papers were published in journals such as Achievements in Charming and The Practical Potioneer.

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5. Albus Dumbledore is an expert at Transfiguration too, having taught the subject before becoming headmaster.

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6. Albus Dumbledore is known to be able to conjure Gubraithian fire.

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7. Albus Dumbledore is an expert at nonverbal spells and is famous as an alchemist who has worked with Nicolas Flamel, the only known maker of the Philosopher's Stone, and is credited with discovering the twelve uses of dragon's blood.

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8. Albus Dumbledore admits a number of times to Harry in their occasional meetings in Half-Blood Prince that he makes mistakes, and since he is smarter than most men, his mistakes "tend to be correspondingly huger.

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9. Albus Dumbledore believes in the good in everyone and insists on giving second chances.

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10. Albus Dumbledore keeps the Cloak, leaves the Stone in the Forbidden Forest where he dropped it, and returns the Elder Wand to Dumbledore's tomb.

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11. When James died, Albus Dumbledore kept the cloak and decided to pass it on to Harry, James's son.

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12. Albus Dumbledore becomes the head of the family and is forced to remain in his house with his sister Ariana while Aberforth completes his education.

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13. Albus Dumbledore takes the horcrux and both make their way back out of the cave and back to Hogsmeade.

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14. Albus Dumbledore refuses to take any action against Draco, and instead tells Harry that he already knows more about what is happening than Harry does.

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15. Albus Dumbledore serves as a judge during the entire event.

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16. Albus Dumbledore is reinstated when the governors discover that Ginny Weasley was taken into the Chamber of Secrets and Lucius is found to have coerced the other governors into suspending him.

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17. Albus Dumbledore is responsible for somehow enchanting the Mirror so that it hides the Philosopher's Stone and only someone who looked into the Mirror and whose desire was "to find the Stone.

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18. Albus Dumbledore leaves Harry upon the doorstep of the Dursley home with a letter explaining the situation.

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19. Albus Dumbledore knows that Harry will be protected by the special magic caused by his mother's sacrifice, after he evokes the magic of the bond of blood and Harry's aunt, his mother's sister—Petunia Evans Dursley, sealed it by accepting her nephew into her home.

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20. Albus Dumbledore allows Harry to get into what he wouldn't allow another pupil to do, and he unwillingly permits Harry to confront things he'd rather protect him from.

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21. Albus Dumbledore was portrayed by Richard Harris in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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