The Harry Potter series is filled with amazing characters that we all love and have stayed with throughout the series. One of the characters that we all admire is Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore or the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts and the wittiest wizard ever. Dumbledore has played a huge role in the series and it would be right to assume that Harry would have been doomed without him. This silver-bearded wizard saved the day on many occasions and so let us take a look at some of his best moments. His brilliance in the series cannot be described in a single post but we will try.
5. The time turner scene from POA:
In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore gives Hermione a small hint that ultimately saves the lives of Sirius Black and Buckbeak. Dumbledore, who knows that Hermione has a time turner that she uses quite frequently tells her to go back in time and make some alterations. This leads to Harry and Hermione going back and changing the past to save two innocent lives.
4. Dumbledore saving Harry’s case in front of the Judiciary:
At the beginning of Order of the phoenix, Harry is held guilty for using magic outside of school in front of a muggle. Dumbledore comes in like a total badass and takes on the whole judicial system like a pro. He keeps Harry’s case and makes his points so well that even the judiciary is left awestruck.
3. Dumbledore vs Voldemort in OOTP:
Throughout the series, we all craved to see Dumbledore duel a wizard and show his fighting skills. We all know how he had defeated dark wizards multiple times in his youth, including Gellert Grindelwald but the series did not show much of Dumbledore’s glory as a fighter. In Order of the Phoenix however at the end, Dumbledore faces Voldemort in the Ministry of Magic and it is completely awesome! The duel is one of the best parts of the movie which otherwise lacked pace and didn’t justify the book.
2. Dumbledore’s will:
In the last book, Dumbledore plays such an important role even when he is dead! In his will, He leaves Harry, Ron, and Hermione some peculiar things that help them in defeating Voldemort. Surely the deluminator was important for Ron to find his way back to his friends but the book and snitch were completely genius! Dumbledore knew Hermione was good at finding clues and would definitely get the hidden message and Harry would understand the secret of the snitch at the right moment. This proves that he was nothing less than a mastermind and he never left Harry’s side even when he was physically gone.
1. The cave scene:
Yes, we are going there! This scene is a bit uncomfortable to watch for most fans as it is hard to see Dumbledore suffer so much. But we all know that if anyone could get through that agony then it was surely Dumbledore and yes he did (R.A.B did it first but could not survive after). Not only does he drink the agonizing potion, he also fights hundreds of infer and saves Harry Potter and himself. For any Potterhead, this sacrifice made by this extraordinary character is one of the most crucial moments in the series and one of the most memorable moments of all time.
“It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”