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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Love

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SIRIUS BLACK: If anyone's got a right to know it's Harry. If it wasn't for him we wouldn't even know Voldemort was back! He's not a child, Molly!

MOLLY WEASLEY: He's not an adult either! He's not James, Sirius.

SIRIUS BLACK: He's not your son.

MOLLY WEASLEY: He's as good as! Who else as he got?

SIRIUS BLACK: He's got me!

Yes, sometimes adults lie. But in this case it's out of love. Mrs. Weasley wants to keep the terrible truth from Harry to protect him. Sirius wants to tell him because he loves the boy, too. Mrs. Weasley's way of thinking wins out, but it's clear they both care about Harry a ton. We can feel the love from here.

HARRY POTTER: What is it?

RON WEASLEY: What's what?

HARRY POTTER: That. Pulling the carriage.

HERMIONE GRANGER: Nothing's pulling the carriage, Harry. It's pulling itself like always.

LUNA LOVEGOOD: You're not going mad. I see them too. You're just as sane as I am.

It's always comforting when a girl reading an upside-down newspaper can see the same invisible horses as you. Harry widens his circle of love and friendship when he meets Luna Lovegood. She's different, but in just the kind of way Harry needs right now.

LUNA LOVEGOOD: We believe you, by the way. That He Who Must Not Be Named is back, and you fought him, and the Ministry and The Prophet are conspiring against you and Dumbledore.

HARRY POTTER: Thanks. Seems you're about the only ones that do.

LUNA LOVEGOOD: I don't think that's true. But I suppose that's how he wants you to feel.

HARRY POTTER: What do you mean?

LUNA LOVEGOOD: Well if I were You Know Who, I'd want you to feel cut off from everyone else. Because if it's just you alone you're not as much of a threat.

Luna hits the nail on the head once again. Voldemort stands a better chance against a friendless, unloved Harry. But, if Harry's got the backing of Dumbledore's Army and the Order of the Phoenix (i.e. all the people who love and care about him) he's a way bigger threat. That's the power of love.

CHO CHANG: Yeah, I'm okay. Anyway, it's worth it. It's just... learning all this makes me wonder, if he'd known it...

HARRY POTTER: Cedric did know this stuff. He was really good. It's just, Voldemort was better.

CHO CHANG: You're a really good teacher, Harry. I've never been able to stun anything before.

Ah, young love. This is the moment right before Harry and Cho share their first kiss. So. Many. Feelings. Cho is obviously attracted to Harry, but feeling sad about Cedric, too. Wow. This would be way less complicated if she could just develop a crush on a boy who didn't witness her ex being murdered.

SIRIUS BLACK: When all this is over we'll be a proper family. You'll see.

And this is the moment that Sirius marked himself for death through the power of irony. Geez, can't Harry Potter have one nice loving adult in his life?

HARRY POTTER: I tried so hard to help, and all it's done is made things worse. Anyway, it doesn't matter anymore, because I don't want to play anymore. All it does is make you care too much. The more you care the more you have to lose. You maybe it's just best to...


HARRY POTTER: To go it alone.

Say it ain't so, Harry! Caring is sharing. Love can move mountains. These are lessons Harry will learn by the end of the movie, but, for now, he is in anger mode and definitely does not want any hugs. Or love. So back off.

HERMIONE GRANGER: Harry, are you sure?

HARRY POTTER: I saw it! It's just like with Mr. Weasley! It's the same door I've been dreaming about for months, only I couldn't remember where I'd seen it before! Sirius said Voldemort was after something, something he didn't have last time, and it's in the department of Mysteries!

HERMIONE GRANGER: Harry, please just listen! What if Voldemort meant for you to see this? What if he's only hurting Sirius because he's trying to get to you?

HARRY POTTER: What if he is? I'm supposed to just let him die? Hermione, he's the only family I've got left!

This is actually pretty sad. Voldemort tricks Harry with his love for Sirius. Awww. He knew that Harry would show up to save his godfather no matter how foolish it seemed. After all, Sirius is the only family he's got left… thanks to Voldemort.

NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM: So how are we going to get to London?

HARRY POTTER: Look, it's not that I don't appreciate everything you've done, all of you, but I've got you into enough trouble as it is.

NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM: Dumbledore's Army's supposed to be about doing something real. Or was all that just words to you?

RON WEASLEY: Maybe you don't have to do this all by yourself, mate.

No man is an island, Harry Potter. Finally, the boy who lived realizes that he doesn't need to live alone. He's got friends who love and care about him to fight by his side. Let's go, chums!

HARRY POTTER: You're the weak one. And you'll never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.

When Voldemort possesses Harry, Harry pushes him away with the power of love and friendship. Yes, we know it sounds like something out of My Little Pony, but it's true. Remember, Voldemort has no friends—just lackeys—and he cares for no one but himself. It physically hurts him to inhabit the body of someone who feels so much warmth for other people.

HARRY POTTER: I've been thinking about something Dumbledore said to me.


HARRY POTTER: That even though we've got a fight ahead of us, we've got one thing that Voldemort doesn't have.


HARRY POTTER: Something worth fighting for.

That something worth fighting for? Love, friendship, and the wizard way. Besides if they fail, then they've got to cede their world to a psychotic, racist, genocidal maniac. That won't be good.

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