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J.K. Rowling Finally Apologizes for Killing off Our Favorite Characters

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After following J.K. Rowling’s characters for 4,224 pages, readers were understandably upset after major characters, good and bad, met their ends in the last few books. While there will always be casualties in any war, the sheer amount of main characters that Rowling killed off has been a point of contention with all Potterheads.

The First Apology

While the list began with just Lily and James Potter, Lord Voldemort’s warpath across the wizarding world quickly resulted in the deaths of some of our favorite characters, a fact which J.K. Rowling finally acknowledged via Twitter.

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On May 2, 2015, she tweeted, “Today I would just like to say: I’m really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*”. She also went on to say that Fred’s death was the hardest for her out of all of the deaths.

An Annual Tradition

Since then, J.K. Rowling has apologized for a character’s death annually every May 2 (the day of the Battle of Hogwarts). In 2016, she apologized for the death of Remus Lupin, former Hogwarts Defense Against the Dark Arts professor and werewolf.

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She also confessed that she didn’t plan on killing him off until she was writing the fifth book, Harry Potter and The Order of the Pheonix.

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In 2017, it was Professor Severus Snape’s turn, and Twitter’s response was split between acceptance, denial, and a desire for more apologies. Many asked for redemption for the more helpless characters, including those who didn’t die on May 2, 1998.

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And, in 2018, J. K. Rowling finally delivered: “It’s that anniversary again. This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn’t die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who’d win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.” Now that we have justice for Dobby, maybe we can find some for Hedwig in 2019.

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