J.K. Rowling Apologizes For Killing Dobby

On the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, Rowling apologizes for killing the beloved house elf.

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May 2 has special significance in the Harry Potter universe. It's the day that the Battle of Hogwarts took place. Each year, author J.K. Rowling commemorates the occasion by apologizing for killing a character from the acclaimed magical series.

This year, Rowling apologized for killing the beloved and courageous elf Dobby. "It's that anniversary again," Rowling wrote. "This year, I apologize for killing someone who didn't die during the Battle of Hogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who'd win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf."

Dobby met his end heroically. He was mortally wounded by Bellatrix Lestrange, but before dying he saved the lives of Harry and Griphook by apparating them.

Last year, Rowling apologized for killing Snape; the year before that it was Remus Lupin, and in 2015 it was Fred Weasley.

The next Harry Potter movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, opens in theaters in November. It is a prequel to the original series and focuses on the character Newt Scamander.

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Can she stop to apologize? It is her magic world and she is author therefore she could do anything.

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Voldemort did nothing wrong.

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No apologies necessary, that was a mercy killing if anything, for both the tortured soul that was Dobby as well as the audience who was foced to watch what was quite possibly the most annoying CG abomination since Jar Jar Binks in the film adaptation.

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Apologies accepted captain Rowling XD

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The only thing I remember about Dobby is him being beaten by Gollum at the mtv awards and Gollum being rude about him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0mnI0f9KeM

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The most irritating character since Jar Jar. I'll take that sock back now...

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Dobby is dead! So sad seriously because I liked the little elf. But when you gotta you gotta go.

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Spoilers! Jeeze

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Can she apologize for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery too?

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@jinzo9988: Yeh a game that could have been amazing, but no lets make a shitty free to play cash grab game instead.

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She should apologize for ending Harry Potter too soon! I wasn't ready for this! T_T

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Maybe there should be one day every year where George RR Martin apologises for killing of a character from his books too.

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@Zelda-Elite: Not sure one day's long enough. Plus, that's just another day he's not finishing the books. : p

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