The Battle of Hogwarts was the deadly war between Lord Voldemort and his army and Harry Potter and his allies in The Deathly Hallows.
Dobby wasn’t killed during this fight – he died as he rescued Harry, Hermione, Luna, Ron from the Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor – but the apology felt necessary nevertheless for arguably the saddest death in Hogwarts history.
It's that anniversary again. This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn't die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who'd win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.
Rowling wrote: “It’s that anniversary again. This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn’t die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who’d win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.”
In previous years, Rowling has said sorry for killing Professor Severus Snape, Fred Weasley and Remus Lupin.
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