House Elves (spoiler i think)

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  1. Jof

    Jof New Member

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    When Hogwarts was being attacked why didnt Dumbledore ask the hundreds of house elves who have strong magic to help in the defense? We know they can apparate/Dissaperate around the grounds and can use offensive magic (such as against Lucius Malfoy) So why didnt they contribute anything. If they had then the battle would of been easily won instead of Bill getting a face full of werewolf.
     
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    Carline of Crydee Beyond eternity

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    Well, that sounds very interesting.. I do wonder why they didn't, cos you are right.

    But Bill was scratched by Greyback before Dumbledore was there (I think, cos Malfoy says he stepped over a body and they later say he stepped over Bill), so he couldn't have helped anyway.
     
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    Well. One logical explination is that the house elves belong to other families and they are working there because they were told to. An example would be kreacher. It would be been really neat to see all of those elves appear and turn the tables on everything.

    Regardless of that... I think that this was a terrific climax for the story as are now faced with more problems and more evil! Should be an exciting seventh book!
     
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    RDraconis Lord Draconis

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    Shhh! Don't point out the plotholes!

    And I dunno... less dramatic, would've made sense? He had bigger problems?
     
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    I wouldn't really call it a plot hole. I would say that she's left it up to our imaginations to figure out. :)
     
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    Yeah, but then again... how would dumbledore summon them to begin with?

    And would he have wanted to so, maybe it was his intention to die then and there in the first place...