The 10 Weirdest Moments in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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By Caitlin Donovan | More Articles
August 22, 2016  10:05 PM

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been well-received and certainly a success in financial terms. But whether you liked it or not, you have to admit a lot of it was pretty bizarre! (And you could definitely tell it wasn’t written by J.K. Rowling herself, but she approved it, so I digress). Let’s look at some of the weirdest moments this story of Albus Potter and Scorpus Malfoy (the kids of Harry and Draco respectively) has to offer. I haven’t even covered all the weird moments, so feel free to chime in with your own!

10Draco Malfoy was rumored to be impotent and he asked Harry Potter to stop the rumor

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Yep, this happened. How was Draco expecting Harry to stop it? “Draco Malfoy isn’t impotent. I know this from experience.” That's pretty much the only way Harry can counteract that, Draco. Are you okay with that?  Because if you are, it would make a lot of shippers very happy.

9Harry Potter is afraid of pigeons

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Honestly, it’s not unreal to me that Harry has a weird phobia, a lot of people do, but it is super weird that it would have never come up in, y’know, the seven books from his point of view. It’s not like pigeons aren’t extremely common, if he had such a problem with them you’d think it would have come up!

 His other fear, not liking small, dark spaces, makes sense with being locked in cupboard for three years (though again, this was never mentioned. Even though Harry went into small, dark spaces SEVERAL TIMES over the course of the books).

While we’re at things that aren’t in the books, when the hell did Harry get ahold of his baby blanket?

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Caitlin Donovan is a long-time nerd with a passion for superheroes and epic fantasy. She lives in North Carolina with her cat and wrestles with writing novels and doing editorial work when she's not ranting about pop culture online. She runs a blog at
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