A Harry Potter Fan Just Fixed One Of The Books' Most Hated Scenes
Ah, this is much better
While plenty of people spent a large portion of yesterday picking holes in the timeline of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald, others were more focused on a heartbreaking section from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
As everyone will know (unless they’re literally a squib) Harry’s loyal owl Hedwig meets a sticky end when she dies during the Battle of Seven Potters after crossing paths with a spell from one of Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters.
This, alongside the death of Dobby, shaped an entire generation, with one fan now deciding that there’s nothing wrong with trying to edit the past.
The fixed passage instead claims that the owl flew off with a minor injury and would return to Harry after the fall of the Dark Lord.
It reads: "But the owl lay motionless for only a few seconds. Then she stirred and popped to her feet, ruffling her feathers. After exiting the damaged cage, she gave Harry a reproachful look that he took to mean 'I'm going to fly off somewhere and lay low until this nonsense is over'."
Fans were loving the new ending, writing: "This makes much more sense. Of course Hedwig would lie low till the nonsense was over 🌟" and pointing out that the death of poor Hedwig was unnecessary and should “never have happened” in the first place.
Hear that, JK Rowling?