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well that's cool as hell!! imlad Send a noteboard - 02/08/2011 01:27:24 PM
And it totally blows my thoughts out of the water.

So, I was wrong, at least so far as it applies to the Potterverse (or whatever people call it).

Thank you for the information.

I promise I will get around to reading the books at some point.

They've been shown to do that in the books.

Like I said, just going on the movies alone here.

However, if shields don't stop physical objects as well as magical energies, Voldy would have to know the gun was being aimed at him to do anything to the bullets. And when he is in the middle of duelling another wizard, I really doubt he has the time to do much else. And last I noticed, bullets move much much faster than any of those magical energies the wizards and witches were flinging around, and tons faster than any wizard can flick his wrist and say a magic word. No time to cast a spell on a bullet once it is fired, so he would have to know the gun was there and have the chance to cast a spell on it, all while defending himself from more and more magical attacks.

When fighting a Big Bad like him, there is no room for fighting by the rules or with honor. Use every potential tool, especially those a Dark Lord of Magic would never suspect. Especially in a world where the magic users have handicapped themselves by their disdain and lack of knowledge of the muggle world. The movies made it clear that at least the British PM had some knowledge of there being a magical world and wizards and all that, so why not call in some RAF planes and helicopters to help fight such evil? Every bullet you have to use magic to stop is one more magical spell you are using that is not attacking another child at Hogworts.

And even if Voldemort was immortal, bullets and such would have worked fine against his hordes of death eaters, giants and giant spiders.

And it isn't that I am any sort of gun nut, I personally hate guns.

It's a plot hole the movies left open, but apparently the books don't.

Most definitly an anti-science attitude in fantasy though! Can't argue with THAT point!

Not to mention that in the time it would take someone to pull out a gun, aim, and shoot, Voldemort could transfigure the bullets or the gun or the person himself. Guns are way too slow, and completely useless.

As to the whole draw and fire thing, the same problem arises with wizards drawing their wands, aiming them at Voldemort, speaking a multi-syllabic spell and flicking their wrist. I'd have to say that is even slower than drawing a gun aiming and pulling a trigger. A moderately fast draw could put several bullets in a wizard in the time it takes a wizard to "fire" their spell after drawing their wand (assuming the wizard is equally quick drawing his wand as the gunman is his gun, which I doubt).

Sorry, but casting a spell is a hell of a lot slower than pulling a trigger.

Wizards seem to be immune to "muggle" type attacks :) For instance, a car wreck is incapable of killing a wizard. I think, if I am inferring correctly, that a bullet would simply bounce off a wizard. It might be some sort of inate gift, where only magical harm can come to a wizard. I think it has to be consciously, though. For instance, Neville's great uncle dropped him off balcony to see if he had any magical talent. Neville bounced off the ground, which indicates some type of conscious reflex a wizard can call up. In short, a fully conscious wizard could only be harmed by magical means.
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anti science mindset in fantasy? - 31/07/2011 07:32:16 PM 922 Views
I disagree.. - 31/07/2011 10:34:29 PM 941 Views
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Oh I forgot to mention - 02/08/2011 12:34:45 AM 678 Views
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