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Despite the Harry Potter films being watched by millions of people each year since it’s initial release in 2001, fans are still finding more and more details, connections and easter eggs that they have never seen before! We are always on the hunt for these little details that you may have missed and we think we have found one for you WON’T have seen!
In the enchanting Wizarding World and at Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the golden trio of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger face many challenges particular in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone when they must face a three headed dog, escape Devil’s Snare, catch winged and defeat a giant chess set!
During this scene Ron Weasley rises to the challenge and executes a move that sends shockwaves of excitement to watches as he sacrifices himself to ensure that Harry and Hermione can win the game and continue to secure the Philosopher’s Stone. Ron displays his courage and his loyalty to his friends showcasing why he was chosen for Gryffindor house BUT did you know that he has already played the chess game before and hence knew how to defeat the evil white queen?
During the scenes at Hogwarts during the festive period we see Harry and Ron playing Wizard Chess in the Great Hall when Hermione comes to watch them. Although in a different style the boy who lived and his best friend are playing wizard chess and if you look closely you might spot this hidden detail we has never noticed before.
From the movie shot bove you can see that Ron Weasley actually commands his queen to demolish Harry’s knight. As fate would have it, this VERY strategy would later reemerge in a momentous turn of events as Ron recreates this exact move when he, Harry and Hermione defeat the giant chessboard! It seems Ron knew EXACTLY what he was doing when he sacrificed himself and he knew this would win them the game!
Ron’s strategic brilliance really did help save the say and without him who knows what would happen if Voldemort had managed to retrieve the Philosopher’s Stone! It brilliance reminds us all that our choices, however small, possess the power to change the course of history!
We loved finding this easter egg within the Harry Potter films and you bet we are now watching them all back to back to see what else we can find – as if we need an excuse to revisit the wonderful Wizarding World!
FIRST HARRY POTTER BOOK WAS RENAMED IN THE US BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T THINK AMERICANS WOULD UNDERSTAND IT
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