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Sword of Gryffindor

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Jul 22, 2007, 4:49pm Top

If Griphook stole the sword at Gringots, how could Neville have taken it out of the Sorting Hat in order to slice Nagini's head off...can anyone be of help?

Jul 22, 2007, 5:21pm Top

How did it come out of the hat in Chamber of Secrets?

Magic. :-) GG put some of himself into the hat, so I guess it can "accio" the sword when needed by a worthy Griffindor.

Jul 22, 2007, 5:22pm Top

Basically, the Sorting Hat has magic that trumps Griphook's claim.

I like how the hat is yet another thing that Voldemort underestimates.

Jul 22, 2007, 10:21pm Top

Sure, the sword comes out of the Hat. But it's not as if Neville is walking around with the Sorting Hat in the heat of battle, and I can't imagine that his first thought after Harry told him to kill the snake was "Uh oh, I need a weapon. I better look in the Sorting Hat!" Especially since Harry explained that Nagini needed to be killed, but he didn't explain that an unusually powerful weapon would be necessary. I thought this was a big plot hole and it left me very confused in the wee hours of the morning.

Jul 22, 2007, 10:31pm Top

Neville needed a weapon because Voldy was trying to kill him. Voldy waved his wand & summoned the Hat from the Headmaster's office, then shoved it on Neville's head & set it on fire. All hell broke loose just at that point, and Neville got the hat off, and pulled out the sword. (pages 732-733)

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Jul 23, 2007, 8:06am Top

Because the sword is magic and would come to the aid of anyone (or any Gryffindor) who needed help at Hogwarts and asked for it. Remember when Harry got it down in the Chamber of Secrets? He drew it out just like Neville did in this book. I admit, that was a clunky bit of writing there, but I think we were always supposed to know that Griphook was never going to be master of that sword. :)

Jul 24, 2007, 5:52pm Top

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the same thing here as in harry potter and the chamber of secrets. it's not like the sword was "actually" in the hat at the end of Book 2, yet Harry was able to pull it out because of the sneakiness of Gryffindor's hat. It's his hat; it wouldn't be surprising if Gryffindor had done something so that he could whip out the sword wherever he happened to be.

Aug 3, 2007, 4:27pm Top

#4 - The sword would've been obvious! It probably clunked his head as it did Harry's, in book 2. Your version of events is funnier, though.

Nov 17, 2008, 4:39pm Top

wait a sec, if their is a sword in somebody's hat, wouldent that person get like.. stabed? lol

Feb 5, 2009, 5:27pm Top

Couldn't it be something like a special spell so that it was accessible through the Sorting hat when a Gryffindor was in need? You know like the spell that made the flying car expandable or the chest that held Mad Eye Moody in Goblet of Fire?

Feb 7, 2009, 9:36pm Top

You are a very dedicated fan, huh? :)

Feb 16, 2009, 9:02pm Top


Feb 20, 2009, 3:40am Top

:) Smiley faces for all!! *throwing out cyber smiley faces*

Feb 20, 2009, 4:33pm Top


Feb 20, 2009, 5:08pm Top

Gosh, I am lame :P

Mar 10, 2009, 4:31pm Top


Apr 9, 2009, 4:35am Top

So, what have you been up to, Sam? :)

Apr 9, 2009, 3:54pm Top

ntm I just got dumped so I'm kindof depressed

Apr 13, 2009, 2:21am Top

That stinks! Oh, well, he wasn't good enough for you anyway! :D

Apr 18, 2009, 3:05pm Top

lol thanks

Apr 19, 2009, 12:23am Top

Just keepin' it real. - Billy Black, Twilight movie.

I ♥ Billy Black. He is my soulmate. :D

Apr 19, 2009, 11:11am Top

oh yeah dude your the bomb-charlie, Twilight movie
I love his sarcasm

Apr 19, 2009, 7:50pm Top

I know, they are funny. :D

Billy: I'm down with the kids.
Charlie: Yeah, dude, you're the bomb.

My favouritest funny part is Rob Pattinson going, "It was an adrenaline rush, very common, you can gooogggaaall it." HILARIOUS :D

Apr 21, 2009, 6:36pm Top

ha yaa that was pretty funny. another funny part was when charlie said "ok bring him on in" and then fliped his gun shut. I love that!


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