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Beyond the Veil

- Chapter 35

“There’s nothing you can do, Harry . . . nothing. . . . He’s gone." - Remus Lupin (OP35)

OP35: Beyond the Veil

Lucius Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange, and other Death Eaters arrive and attempt to take the prophecy away from Harry. The D.A. members fight the Death Eaters and are separated. Hermione is hurt, Neville’s nose is broken, and when they are reunited with the others, Ginny’s ankle is broken and Ron is badly injured. Later, Luna is hurt. Remus, Sirius, Dumbledore, and other members of the Order of the Phoenix arrive to fight the Death Eaters. Sirius duels with Bellatrix and loses his life through the veil.

Calendar and Dates

The entire chapter takes place on a Thursday, the final day of O.W.L.s, though it may extend past midnight into Friday.  See OP31.

Interesting facts and notes

Still to come.

Exceptional character moments

Still to come.

Memorable lines

"Anyway, one of them grabbed Ginny's foot, I used the Reductor Curse and blew up Pluto in his face." [Luna]

And Harry saw the look of mingled fear and surprise on his godfather's wasted, once-handsome face as he fell through the ancient doorway and disappeared behind the veil, which fluttered for a moment as though in a high wind and then fell back into place.

Words and phrases

Other Canon Notes

Characters (notes or unnamed):

  • Dolohov, Antonin (though we've heard of him, from the Daily Prophet article)
  • Jugson (though he may have been an unnamed Death Eater in GF9 or GF33)
  • Bode, Broderick (as "other" who Voldemort used to steal prophecy)
  • Podmore, Sturgis (as "other" who Voldemort used to steal prophecy)


Settings and locations mentioned:

In Department of Mysteries

  • Office



  • (unnamed) spell Dolohov hits Hermione with (slashing movement, purple flame)
  • (unnamed) spell Ron was hit with, that made him go funny
  • (unnamed) spell Bellatrix hit Sirius with (red light), sending him through the veil
  • (unnamed) spell Dumbledore uses to round up the Death Eaters

Characters Introduced


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