Thread: The Elder Wand
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 11:32 pm
Jim Gamma  Male.gif Jim Gamma is offline
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Re: The Elder Wand

Originally Posted by PrimalOpus View Post
I thought it went like this:

DD wins EW from Grindelwald.
Draco disarms DD, gains power of EW
Harry defeats Draco at Malfoy Manor, gains power of EW (I think the so-called hawthorne wand was the EW, not a different wand but just called by the type of wood it is so as not to spoil the revelation at the end)
Fine, except that Elder is a type of wood as well as a word meaning "more senior".

Was the wand DD was buried with not the EW after all? Draco didn't take DD's wand as he fled the scene of the showdown in HBP? I've got to reread, I thought Draco had taken DD's wand and was using it at Malfoy Manor and that's how Harry got it. No?

From the book, yes DD was buried with the EW. The wand flew out of the window.

From what I understood, if the wand knows Draco (its previous master) was defeated, then it recognises Harry as master. If not, it doesn't really matter.

Wands are magical, and I guess have a magical connection to their owner - hence when the owner is defeated, they switch allegiance to the proven stronger owner. It doesn't matter whether the owner is nearby or not.

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