Harry Potter MOTW [1]: Best “Dumbledore Moment”

Posted September 18, 2014 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Harry Potter MOTW / 16 Comments

HPMOTW (2)Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts, and is a fantastic way to keep the Harry Potter magic alive year round, even when not reading the books! I’m so excited to be participating!

The Theme This Week: Best “Dumbledore Moment”

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Ah, Dumbledore. Hands down one of my favorite characters in the series, though my opinion of him shifted slightly after Deathly Hallows and learning how he had raised Harry to essentially sacrifice himself (even if there was a hope of resurrection). Nevertheless, I continue to adore his character and my favorite moments featuring his character are not his benevolent or whimsical ones, but the rare ones in which he acknowledges his vast capability for extreme (and possibly unmatched) power. We see this side of him so rarely (probably because after the whole Grindelwald incident he says he realized he could not be trusted with power- “For the greater good” and all that) but I do love when it comes out.

My favorite instance of Dumbledore acting like this comes from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when Fudge tries to arrest Dumbledore after finding out about Dumbledore’s Army:

“Well- it’s just that you seem to be laboring under the delusion that I am going to what is the phrase? ‘Come quietly.’ I am afraid I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius. I have absolutely no intention of being sent to Azkaban. I could break out, of course- but what a waste of time, and frankly I can think of a whole host of things I would rather be doing.” (620)

 Isn’t he just too cool?

“You know, Minister, I disagree with Dumbledore on many counts…but you cannot deny he’s got style…”

What’s your favorite Dumbledore moment? Let me know in the comments!

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16 responses to “Harry Potter MOTW [1]: Best “Dumbledore Moment”

  1. Definitely one of my favourite Dumbledore moments too :’)

    I also like the part where Harry is destroying all the things in his office, and he just stay calm and doesn’t get mad at Harry. I can’t remember exactly what it is that he says though 🙁

  2. I have nothing but love for Dumbledore too – even though he came off more cold and calculating in DH, he did what needed to be done I guess. You picked a fantastic moment, man I loved seeing him be all cool with the Ministry as he vanishes and really shows how powerful he is! Awesome pick ^^

  3. I absolutely love this moment (though when you come to think of it it’s kind of scary to imagine that there are wizards who are so powerful they cannot be stopped by anything but their own will) and I knew that a lot of people would go with it, so I picked another favourite of mine for this week. It takes place in the beginning of HBP when Dumbledore arrives at the Dursleys to take Harry to the Burrow and gives them a much needed talking to. Here it is: http://www.faridamestek.blogspot.com/2014/09/harry-potter-moment-of-week_18.html


    I love this bit so much! Back when we were still reading the books, my little sister and I would read this bit out to each other again and again and burst into fits of luaghter 😀 My other fave moment is when Dumbledore lets Harry smash up his study 😛

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