RIP Dobby: J.K. Rowling Apologized for Killing One More Character We Loved – Read 6 Most Fascinating Facts About Little House Elf

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May 2 is the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, the main event of Harry Potter book series. Annually, J.K. tweets an apology for killing our favorite characters and this year this is Dobby.

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Dobby’s always in our memory

Every year, J.K. takes courage to apologize for the death of one of our beloved characters, who tragically died in the Battle of Hogwarts.

In 2016, Lupin.

2017 ended with the apology for Snape’s death.

This time, in 2018, it was Dobby, a little house elf. The interesting fact is that Dobby hasn’t taken part in the Battle of Hogwarts.

A little about the little elf

Nexter.org gathered most interesting facts about Dobby the house elf. Check out them below:

  • His first and last words were ‘Harry Potter’. Dobby’s first phrase in the book was, “Harry Potter must not go back to Hogwarts”, and his last words before the death were, “Dobby is happy to be with his friend, Harry Potter’;
  • The happiest thing happened to Dobby was a gift of a sock, that gave him freedom;

  • He told Harry Potter about the Room of Requirement, the room where Harry retrieved the lost diadem. Also, it was a place where Potter trained Dumbledore’s Army;
  • Dobby actually asked for smaller salary at Hogwarts! Dumbledore offered him 10 galleons a week and weekends off, but the elf asked only for one 1 galleon a week and 1 day off a month;

  • He was a close friend of Aberforth Dumbledore, who was the one who sent Dobby to rescue Harry and his friends from Malfoy Manor;
  • Dobby has one more close friend – Winky, the house-elf of Barty Crouch Senior,  and didn’t want to be freed. After Crouch let her go, she fell into depression and started drinking Butterbeer. However, Dobby never let her down and supported her to the end.

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