Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Continuity mistake: When Moody, Harry, Tonks et al. stand in front of 12 Grimmauld Place, their positions change. Harry and Tonks stand very close to Moody in shots facing them, but shots facing Number 12 they stand much farther apart, and in Harry's close-ups Shacklebolt now stands directly behind him, though in back shots Kingsley is behind Moody, and about 4-5 ft away from Harry. (00:10:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Dumbledore is duelling with Voldemort at the Ministry, some tiles by Harry get broken. In a different shot of Harry in the same place, different tiles are broken. (01:54:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Padfoot runs through the door at Kings Cross, it's open a fair bit (look at the top of the door to see the angle). When Harry runs through almost instantly after, it has closed a little more. (00:24:45)

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Continuity mistake: As the students are departing the Room of Requirement and all thanking Harry, the group of students around Harry completely changes between shots. It's especially noticeable as the boy with shoulder-length brown hair passes Harry twice. (01:01:55)

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Continuity mistake: During Mr. Weasley's celebrated arrival at 12 Grimmauld Place, in the wideshots facing that end of the table something tall is placed right beside the wood hutch, off to Ginny's left. In the shots facing the doorway, including when Harry joins them, there is nothing beside that hutch. (01:11:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the Dementor lifts Harry off the ground in the tunnel, Harry's feet dangle beside the very large graffitied word "Stark", and then falls to the ground past the word with his feet near the "k". After it cuts to the closeup of his wand, Harry is now lying beside the "S", even closer to the Dementor, though he is trying to back away from it and reach his wand behind him. (00:03:55)

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Continuity mistake: At the very start, Harry has his wand to Dudley. In this shot he is right by Dudley. When it goes dark, Harry and Dudley have moved apart a fair bit. (00:02:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Harry, Ron, and Hermione go into the forest with Hagrid to see Grawp, Grawp frightens them and they run back and you see Harry is standing next to Ron and Hermione. In the next shot, Harry is standing about five feet away on the opposite side of where he was standing in the previous shot. (01:29:35)

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Question: Can someone please explain the prophecy?

Answer: Sure. The whole prophecy, taken from the books, reads as follows: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not... and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives... the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies...". Thus stating that the person who will be able to defeat Voldemort will be born at the end of July, to parents who have escaped Voldemort on three occasions - this applies to Harry, born on July 31st, and also to Neville Longbottom, born the previous day. It states that Voldemort will mark his enemy, which occurs when Harry was a year old, when Voldemort failed to kill him, leaving him with his scar - the deciding event that determined that Harry was the subject of the prophecy. The power "that the Dark Lord has not" is believed to refer to Harry's capacity for love, which Voldemort lacks entirely. Finally, the "neither can live while the other survives" section is fairly straight-forward; only one of the pair will live, the other must die - the interpretation being that one must kill the other.

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