Harry Potter fans are just noticing something rather strange that occurs in the first film.
We all remember the iconic scene when Professor Quirrell through the Great Hall declares: "Troll! Troll in the dungeon. Thought you ought to know."
But fans have recently noticed that something odd happens after this.
Dumbledore proceeds to send the students back to their Common Rooms... seemingly ignoring that the Slytherin Common Room is in the dungeons, the same place the troll has been sighted.
Eagle-eyed fans have recently been discussing this observation on Reddit.
One fan pointed out a problem, not just with sending Slytherins to the dungeons, but with the entire plan: "I’m a huge HP fan but always thought this scene was stupid. Why would they send the students to their dorms? They had perfect harmony while having every single student in one place, surrounded by Professors more than capable of neutralizing the troll. It just made no sense for Dumbledore to create all that pandemonium."
Another wrote: "Yeah it could've been an easy, 'Alright, everyone stay in your seats. Professor McGonagall and Professor Snape; please go to the dungeon and neutralize the troll. Professor Quirrell, sit the f*ck down. No need to panic everyone.'"
Others have suggested this reflects quite badly on the character of Dumbledore.
"Dumbledore was an a**hole," wrote one of the commenters.
Another added: "Dumbledore: f*ck them kids."
A third suggested that Dumbledore should have gone a dealt with the troll himself: "Dumbledore could have took care of the troll in a fraction of a sec but he let it play out on purpose."
In agreement with this, another fan added: "I mean they don’t know where the troll is exactly. Which is exactly why they should’ve kept everyone in one place and sent Dumbledore to hunt for it. Pretty sure the rest of the teachers could’ve kicked the trolls a** if it did come for the great hall."
So, what do you think of Dumbledore's decision in this scene?
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