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Questions: A Ravenpuff's Bestfriend [Mar. 10th, 2006|07:03 pm]
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Maybe one of you can answer this...

Can you see the aurora borealis from England/Scotland (i.e. from Hogwarts)? It's a theme for a fic (I probably won't write it until much later) but it's a question on my mind.

Another question - more Harry Potter-related - are Aurors allowed to use the unforgivable curses (since they fight Death Eaters who do use those curses)? and if so, does that mean the use of unforgivable curses in extreme circumstances (i.e. Auror-related) doesn't warrant a sentence to Azkaban? and what if someone other than an Auror - say a healer - used the Killing Curse as a form of euthanasia (maybe for a wizard-disease that actually has no cure), or the Imperius Curse to prevent someone from endangering themselves or other people (e.g. to prevent suicide or prevent that person from killing someone else)? Is that even plausible?

[User Picture]From: smammers
2006-03-13 03:35 am (UTC)
I think you may be able to see the aurora borealis from the northern part of England/Scotland, but I'm not sure.

As for the Unrofgivables -- Aurors were allowed to use Avada Kedavra to kill Death Eaters during the first war, under Barty Crouch Senior's orders. So in that case, no, the Auror who used it would not be sent to Azkaban.

I really doubt that any of the Unforgivables would be acceptable in the cases you mentioned, but it's an interesting thought. I would think that Healers might administer someone a very strong Sleeping Draught, or that you could body-bind or disarm someone who caused danger to themselves or others. But I tend to think that the Unforgivables are called such for a reason, and that it was a very, very, extreme step for Crouch Senior to allow Aurors to use one lawfully.
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