Harry Potter Moment of the Week
Harry Potter Moment of the week is a weekly meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share one favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! For information on how to join up & for upcoming topics, click here.
Most Cringe Inducing Scene
I guess the answers this week could depend on what exactly makes us cringe. It could be something gross, like Dumbledore's blackened hand in HBP (yuck!) It could be something uncomfortable, like Snape being bullied by James and Sirius as seen in his memories in HBP. Then again, it could be something that makes you cringe because it's revolting and just too horrible to think about, like Voldemort getting his body back at the end of GoF *shudders* For me, when I think of cringing in the Harry Potter series, two moments come to mind as being the most cringe-worthy moments:
Harry's arm getting 'healed' by Lockhart
Ron's 'slug' curse backfiring on him
There's just something about Lockhart that makes you cringe, am I right? The second dear old Gilderoy walked up to Harry and said he'd 'fix' his arm, I was already prepared for the worst. We all knew it was going to be bad! That scene always makes me cringe because it's a disaster waiting to happen. You can't look away though but man when that arm turns to jello and starts flopping around? Bleh! Terrible.
And then in the very same year, poor Ron gets the short end of the stick when his broken wand ends up backfiring and the curse that Malfoy really deserved rebounces on Ron and has him blowing chunks of slugs for the better part of a day. Yuuuuck. Every time he raises his wand, I'm already dreading what's coming. So gross >.<