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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - The Wolf That Is Lupin
This is hard to explain because the names are different in Dutch and I do not know all the translations; okay, here we go. Go to the chapter that a big dog (Sirius) takes Ron to the old house. When everything is explained to Harry, Ron and Hermione Snape suddenly appears. He says that he was looking for Lupin to give him his potion so he would remain sane when turning into a wolf. However, Lupin explained that he needs that potion a week before full moon.
A little while later when they all go outside Lupos starts to turn into a werewolf and is wild. But!, Snape was looking for Lupin because he had to give him the potion. So actually he would turn into a wolf a week later!
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Contributed By: Lucas on 12-06-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Lucas writes:
I'm sorry, I meant Lupin in stead of Lupos. Like I said, in Dutch the names are different. And I didn't know the translation of Lupos so I used Lupos, it's just that simple.
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Lucas writes:
Ceara, I don't think you get what I mean. If Snape was there to bring him the potion, he wouldn't have turned into a wolf that evening. He never said, that if he didn't take the potion that week before full moon, he would instantly turn into a wolf.
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Ceara writes:
Hmmm... well, remember earlier in the book when Harry is in Lupin's office, and Snape brings him his potion. Snape tells Lupin that he has a lot more, and Lupin says that he will probably need it. ....So this would mean that Lupin has to take the potion for the week before the full moon, and if he misses one then the whole effect is ruined. In Chapter 18, I quote, Lupis says "As long as I take it in the week preceeding the full moon, I keep my mind when I transform..." Therefore he has to take the potion the ENTIRE week, not just a week before. This point could certainly been made more clear, but it is not a slip up.
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"T" writes:
If you will read the books, it says that with the help of the potion, Lupin transforms into a harmless wolf. It does not say that it stops him from changing.
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Ephant Mon writes:
I should think that someone sporting the name of Drizzt Do'urden would appreciate continuity. Please do not tell these people to lighten up, you are on a site devoted to finding SLIP-UPS. If you don't wish to see people bicker about minor plot incongruities, please sped your time elsewhere.
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takers_girl writes:
You guys have missed the entire point. Lupin says that he will keep his mind when he transforms if he takes the potion a week in advance. Taking the potion will not stop him from transforming at all. That is not the point. The whole point is that if he takes the potion, he will "keep his mind" when he transforms. It won't prevent him from transforming.
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Misty writes:
I'm pretty sure that Remus must take the potion a week before the full moon and every day until it. I heard that somewhere :P
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Dudehead writes:
Okay, first of all I am not critizing anyone. But don't you think that you are getting kind of carried away here? I personally enjoy the book with errors or without and I don't care if Lupin is supposed to take the potion a week before or not, I just enjoy the book. So loosen up people!
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Drizzt Do'urden writes:
I agree with Dudehead. Loosen up and enjoy the book.
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Lord Voldemort writes:
maybe it starts a week before and every day until. so then that would be the last day of taking it
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