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Rowling Always Intended for Molly to Kill Bellatrix

Bellatrix Harry Potter 6

Warner Bros.

Given Bellatrix’s enormous skill in duels, it may seem odd that Molly Weasley is the person who finally takes her out. In fact, J.K. Rowling had planned Bellatrix’s death that way since she first introduced the character. Allowing Molly to strike the final blow in order to protect Ginny did two things.

First, it firmly established how far Molly was willing to go to protect her family, and second, it showed that, just because Molly was a housewife, that didn’t mean she couldn’t hold her own as a witch. In fact, Bellatrix’s demise may have come in part because she underestimated what Molly was capable of.

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