Dumbledore’s Best Decisions In Harry Potter, Ranked

Albus Dumbledore was a professor and the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was extraordinarily talented and had had complete control over his personal magic powers since his mid-teens. He is most widely known for teaching young witches and wizards as taught under the principles of pure-blood supremacy, with dignity and respect.

As the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Dumbledore was responsible for shaping the minds and refining the talent of many adolescents. His main challenge, however, lay in bringing forth his battle wizard’s soul who had been bred in darkness to fight the wickedest wizard ever known to man – Lord Voldemort. Naturally, Dumbledore was involved in the substance of each and every book as well as each and every film released from year to year when it came down to  Harry Potter. With that being said, these are some of Albus Dumbledore’s best decisions, ranked in ascending order –

Explaining Harry The Mirror Of Erised

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Dumbledore steps in to warn Harry about looking too closely at the Mirror of Erised. It’s important not to get caught up in the illusion that the mirror offers because it can be so easy to want what you see on the other side of that glass forevermore. He warns that this is a reflection of just a small part of your desires and isn’t worth clinging to when it’s accomplished what it was meant to achieve.

Taking Charge During Emergencies

Albus Dumbledore
Albus Dumbledore

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, students feared for their lives as the troll made its way through the castle and up to the Great Hall. Luckily for them, Albus Dumbledore was on hand to save the day – he calmly told all of the teachers to guard all of the doors around that part of the school so that it couldn’t escape and then he went down into where it was lurking near the Slytherin dormitories. He came back later telling people about what happened and what measures had been put into place to stop it from happening again in the future – but only after one teacher found a dead student who’d apparently been killed by a fellow classmate who’d snapped after being hit by two powerful spells.

Planning To Save Sirius Black

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Unfortunately, Sirius became depressed upon discovering the truth of his parentage and thought he would never know love again. But Harry and Hermione were hot on the trail in their attempt to save him from being sent to Azkaban and Sirius was soon reunited with Remus Lupin who also just happened to be his Godfather. This proved that not everyone who is part of our family is related by blood but instead can be created through love. Although Dumbledore was heavily against it he still had a plan that would allow them to free Sirius before it was too late and the three escaped via Buckbeak the hippogriff whom much like Sirius, others thought little of but Dumbledore knew better!

The Great Escape

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Many Harry Potter fans are familiar with the iconic line, “You can’t take him anywhere,” referring to the headmaster, Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), and one of the most notable aspects of his personality: his flamboyance. With that being said, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry took to hosting the students of Hogwarts in a club named ” Dumbledore’s Army”, but unfortunately their secret was exposed by the Ministry of Magic who came to arrest Harry, who they hoped would be kicked out as a student. Unfortunately for them, Dumbledore had full knowledge of what he was doing and so confessed when he saved Harry from expulsion – and it didn’t take long for Dumbledore to mention how much style he had either!

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Prateek Chatterjee
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