Harry Potter: Here’s What Bellatrix Did To Ginny Weasley

Heres What Bellatrix Did To Ginny Weasley

Although the Battle of Hogwarts had many witches and wizards turning more aggressive while fighting one of the most memorable ones was Molly Weasley. After losing one of her children she was even more determined to fight her way out of the battle. One of the most memorable moments in the movie and during the Battle of Hogwarts in general was the standoff between Bellatrix, Hermione, Ginny, and Luna Lovegood which ultimately ended in Bellatrix’s death. So what did Bellatrix do to Ginny to make Molly so pissed off?

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Bellatrix used Avada Kedavra aka the Killing Curse on Ginny but luckily missed her by an inch and the curse failed.
  • Molly entered the battle, still severely hurting from losing her son, and targeted Bellatrix with an unknown spell in the middle of the chest which near-instantly killed her.
  • The only reason why Molly is alive is because Bellatrix missed the shot with Avada Kedavra.

Ginny properly stood her ground against Bellatrix

In the book, the Battle of Hogwarts is described in detail, unlike its portrayal in the movies. It highlights specific duels between characters, such as Bellatrix Lestrange fighting against Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, and Hermione Granger during the Battle of Hogwarts. Bellatrix considers Ginny the biggest threat and focuses on her during the battle. Despite the three witches combining their powers, they struggle to hold Bellatrix back. Ginny demonstrates exceptional dueling skills, surpassing even Hermione and Luna. But despite Ginny’s exceptional skills, Bellatrix turned out to be quite the handful, fueled by insanity and rage as the only Death Eather still standing at that moment, alongside Voldemort.


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Bellatrix almost killed Ginny, but she missed by an inch

During the Battle of Hogwarts, Bellatrix Lestrange targets Ginny Weasley with a Killing curse but misses her by an inch. Despite the popular belief that the Killing Curse cannot be blocked or dodged, there is a way to survive the spell – if it misses you.

Despite Ginny surviving the curse Molly, seeing what almost took place got enraged, taking into account that she already lost one son, saw her other son suffering profoundly, and thought she lost a boy who was almost like a son to her ( Harry Potter.) This grief mixed with Molly’s skills turned her into an opponent that Bellatrix had no chance of standing against.

Molly and Bellatrix engaged in a duel and despite Bellatrix having the upper hand in some moments, Molly used Bellatrix’s moment of weakness and found a perfect opening to strike her. Molly focused all her power on an unidentified spell that struck Bellatrix in the center of the chest, killing her nearly instantly.

Molly did not use the Killing Curse on Bellatrix

Molly Weasley’s curse strikes Bellatrix Lestrange in the chest, instantly killing her. While there’s debate about the specific curse Molly used, it’s challenging to determine without sufficient information. However, it’s unlikely that Molly used the Killing curse, as it would be out of character for her and requires significant skill, which Molly is not depicted as having beyond average abilities.

There’s also the fact that the Killing curse is consistently described as producing a green light, which was not the case with Molly’s curse. Therefore, the theory that Molly used the Avada Kedavra curse can be disproven. Molly most likely used some unidentified Dark Charm. Despite being generally aligned with good, Molly was capable of using Dark Curses, but alas this too remains a theory.

Why did Bellatrix try to kill Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter? 

Well, the most obvious answer to this question is that they were in the middle of a battle and Ginny was on the enemy side as a member of the Order of the Phoenix. There’s also the fact that Ginny was part of the group that stunted Voldemort’s vision throughout the whole series and you know, anger builds up.

But out of three witches Bellatrix most likely targeted Ginny the most to get the biggest threat out of the day first. We’ve already mentioned how Ginny posed the biggest challenge due to being the most skilled in combat out of three girls, well, it’s logical that Bellatrix will focus on her first.


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There’s also the fact that Bellatrix is chaotic and insane, so questioning her motivations really leads nowhere.

Ginny did not block the Killing Curse, Bellatrix missed

The Killing Curse was known as an unblockable spell, with sacrificial protection being the only known counter. Shield charms couldn’t defend against it, but one could dodge the curse, block it with a barrier, or Disapparate to evade it. If the curse hits something other than a living target, it could cause an explosion or fire. Phoenixes, being immortal creatures, could survive a direct hit from the Killing Curse. But Ginny was not a Phoenix, so how did she live? Well, Bellatrix missed.

Bellatrix missed Ginny by an inch, and despite the fact that you can’t dodge the curse you can be missed by it.

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