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He reads Skeeter's article aloud, inciting laughter from the Slytherins. Snape then places Harry at the table immediately facing his desk. Snape softly mutters to Harry that he knows he is stealing Boomslang skin and Gillyweed from his stores. Harry denies it, but remembers that Hermione once stole Boomslang skin to make Polyjuice potion, and that Dobby swiped the Gillyweed. Snape produces a vial containing Veritaserumimplying he may use it on Harry.
Igor Karkaroff enters the classroom, claiming Snape has been avoiding him. Harry stays after class, crouching behind his cauldron so he can listen. Karkaroff shows Snape something on his left forearm saying, "It has never been that clear, not since. When Harry is spotted, Snape and Karkarov fall silent, and Snape orders him to leave. Siriuswho has been hiding out in a cave outside Hogsmeadetells Harry, Hermione, and Ron it seems curious that Snape and Karkaroff were talking together.
When Bartemius Crouch, confused and rambling, is found near the Forbidden ForestHarry runs to Professor Dumbledore's office for help, only to find Snape blocking his path. Dumbledore appears and Harry explains the situation. Soon after Dumbledore and Harry arrive back at the scene, Moody also appears, saying Snape told him they were there. Karkaroff attempts to lighten his own sentence by identifying other Death Eaters.
He names Severus Snape, but Dumbledore claims that Snape was a double agent working against Voldemort. A bit later, while talking to Dumbledore, Harry's face appears in the Pensieve, smoothly changing into Snape's, who says, "It's coming back, Karkaroff's too".
Harry asks why Dumbledore trusts Snape, but Dumbledore replies that is between him and Snape. Upon Harry's return from the Little Hangleton graveyard, Moody steers him to his office, despite Dumbledore's having told Harry to stay put. Dumbledore commands Snape to bring truth serum and to fetch Winky from the kitchens.
Barty admits that he had raided Snape's potion supplies to make more Polyjuice Potion for his disguise as Mad Eye Moody. The mark has been growing darker recently, and it burning his arm a few hours ago proves Voldemort has returned. Fudge, disbelieving Snape, departs. Dumbledore requests that Sirius and Snape put aside their mutual dislike and work together for the Order.
Snape is then sent on a mission that he and Dumbledore had previously discussed. At the Leaving Feast, Snape is present, apparently having returned from his mission; Harry thinks he is more sour looking than usual. Order of the Phoenix [ edit ] Harry, arriving at the Order of the Phoenix Headquartersis disappointed to find Snape there. Snape leaves before Fred and George can use their Extendable Ears to eavesdrop on the Order's meeting.
Immediately before Potions class, Draco Malfoy snidely comments that mentally deficient people should be confined to St. Neville, livid, attacks Draco, though Harry and Ron restrain him.
Snape enters and promptly penalises Gryffindor 10 points for fighting. Ron wonders what prompted Neville's outburst, though Harry, knowing what happened to Neville's parents, says nothing as Dumbledore had requested.
She asks how long Snape has taught at Hogwarts "fourteen years"and about his applying as the Defence Against the Dark Arts. Snape replies he has repeatedly been declined the post and to ask Dumbledore if she wants to know the reason. Straining to overhear, Harry ruins his potion and receives a zero.
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While Harry is at Grimmauld Place for Christmas, Snape arrives and informs him he will be studying Occlumencythe art of closing one's mind from another's intrusion. Harry agrees until he discovers that Snape, not Dumbledore, will be instructing him. Sirius wants Dumbledore to teach Harry, and a verbal battle between Sirius and Snape erupts and escalates into drawn wands.
Harry stands in-between, trying to prevent a duel. Only Hermione's and the entire Weasley family's timely arrival interrupts them. Snape departs, telling Harry to be his office at 6 o'clock Monday evening.
Later, Hermione says Harry will be happy to stop the nightmares. Ron comments that he would rather have the nightmares.
Harry, still distrustful, begins his first Occlumency lesson with Snape. LegilimencySnape explains, is the ability to read other's thoughts and memories. Voldemort is an expert in Legilimency, and Occlumency will help Harry block his mind. Snape removes some of his memories and deposits them into a Pensieve.
Harry's first attempts to block Snape penetrating his mind fail miserably. However, Harry now recognises the hallway he has frequently dreamt about; it is the hall in the Ministry of Magic leading to the Department of Mysteries. Snape dismisses him, and while leaving, Harry sees Snape reinserting his memories back into his head. Over the next few months, Harry's Occlumency lessons proceed poorly. He is unable to block Snape's probes, his scar pricklels almost continually, and he still experiences Voldemort's emotions.
Ron thinks Snape may be making it easier for Voldemort, but Hermione reiterates that Dumbledore trusts Snape. Harry's hatred for Snape hinders him, though he is making some progress, and, on one brief occasion, enters Snape's mind. Harry again experiences his corridors dream, but upon reaching the door, Snape breaks his vision, seemingly concerned by what appeared in Harry's mind. Professor Trelawney's wailing in the hallway interrupts the session; Umbridge has just dismissed her.
When Snape is summoned by Umbridge during another Occlumency session, a shimmering light catches Harry's eye. They are cruelly tormenting their classmate, Severus Snape, by suspending him upside down in mid-air, exposing his dingy underwear. Lily Evans intervenes and berates James and Sirius for their deplorable behaviour. The humiliated Snape resents Lily's help and insultingly calls her a "Mudblood".
Harry is appalled by his father's bullying behavior, but before considering it further, the present-day Snape yanks him from the Pensieve. Furious, Snape demands that he never reveal what he has seen to anyone, and orders him to leave, permanently ending their lessons. Later, Harry lies to Hermione, claiming Snape says he needs no more lessons.
It is mentioned that Harry performs creditably in his Potions O. Harry envisions Sirius being tortured at the Ministry and unsuccessfully tries contacting him via the Floo network. Umbridge catches Harry and summons Snape, demanding he use truth serum on him. Snape claims she used all the Veritaserum while interrogating other students, even though only three drops is needed.
When he says it will takes weeks to brew more, Umbridge places him on probation, then dismisses him. Harry, suddenly remembering that Snape is an Order of the Phoenix member, cryptically tries to warn Snape about Sirius, but Snape appears dismissive and leaves. Following the battle at the Ministry in which Sirius was killed, Dumbledore tells Harry that Snape, a double agent for the Order, had contacted Sirius to confirm he was safe at Grimmauld Place. When they failed to return, Snape alerted the Order.
Dumbledore further explains that he had wanted Harry to learn Occlumency to block Voldemort from implanting visions into Harry's mind and luring him into a trap. Dumbledore believed that the old animosities between Snape and Harry, and also between Snape and Harry's father, James, could be forgotten, but admits he was wrong. Dumbledore did not tutor Harry himself because he feared Voldemort could see that their relationship was more than headmaster to student, opening them both to attack.
Harry believes Snape deliberately waited too long to warn the Order about Sirus. Harry nearly gets into a duel with Draco Malfoy, but Snape intercedes. Snape is about to penalise Gryffindor House points, but realises Gryffindor has no points left. Professor McGonagall suddenly arrives, and generously awards House points to the Gryffindor students who fought at the Ministry, then deducts the amount Snape was going to penalize Gryffindor.
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Narcissa, worried about a task the Dark Lord has assigned her son, Draco, seeks Severus Snape's help, though Bellatrix distrusts him. At Snape's house, his home during the summer break, Wormtail Peter Pettigrew serves drinks, then is dismissed while complaining bitterly about having to perform menial work. Snape fires a jinx at the bookcase where, listening from behind, Wormtail yelps and retreats. Despite Voldemort trusting Snape, Bellatrix does not, and she fires probing questions at him.
He responds that, like many Death Eaters, he did not search for the Dark Lord because he believed he was finished. Snape remained at Hogwarts after Voldemort's fall to continue spying on Dumbledore, gathering sixteen years of intelligence on Dumbledore while Bellatrix languished uselessly in Azkaban prison. Snape protected the Philosopher's Stone because it appeared that Quirrell sought it for himself. Snape ignored Voldemort's summons after his return to avoid Dumbledore's suspicion. Snape taunts Bellatrix about the Ministry fiascoand claims the Dark Lord had ordered him to stay away to protect his position at Hogwarts.
Snape has not killed Harry Potter because he would lose Dumbledore's protection and be unable to spy for Voldemort. Dumbledore's trust in him is what has made him useful to the Dark Lord.
With Bellatrix's worries seemingly overridden, Narcissa explains that Voldemort assigned Draco a difficult and probably fatal assignment. She wants Snape to protect her son. Snape, however, already knows about Draco's task, and refuses to try and change Voldemort's mind. Snape agrees that Voldemort's real intent is revenge against Narcissa's husband Lucius for his failure at the Ministry. Narcissa persuades Snape to swear an ' Unbreakable Vow to protect Draco and complete his task should he fail.
Bellatrix acts as their Bonder, though apparently half-expecting Snape to somehow invalidate the Vow. Draco spots Harry and petrifies him, then stomps on his face before covering him with his Invisibility Cloak, leaving him on the train. Tonks finds Harry before the train departs for London.
Harry, arriving late at the school, finds Snape waiting at the gate. Snape jeers at Tonks' new Patronus shape that she sent to the castle to alert the staff about Harry. Snape, refusing to allow Harry to change or clean up, takes him directly into the Great Hall, where the Arrival Feast is just ending.
It had appeared that Professor Horace Slughornthe new Potions teacher Dumbledore just recruited, was hired for that position.
Harry finds Snape's Dark Arts class both illuminating and alarming, with Snape almost seeming unnaturally entranced by the subject. Snape teaches the class how to cast wordless spells, though the students are having difficulty. To demonstrate, Snape squares off against Harry, who fearing any spell Snape might cast against him, uses a verbal shield spellearning himself a detention.
Harry is uncertain which is worse, Slughorn's party or Snape's detention. Harry discovers a non-verbal spell, Levicorpusin the Half-Blood Prince's Potions book which he is using in Slughorn's class. It appears to be the same spell that Harry, once watching Snape's memories in a Pensieve, had seen his father use to humiliate Snape when they were both Hogwarts students.
When Katie Bell is nearly killed after touching a cursed necklace, Professor McGonagall has it taken to Professor Snape for examination. At Slughorn's Christmas party. Slughorn mentions to Snape that Harry seems a natural at Potions, like his mother, though Snape has a different opinion. Argus Filch suddenly appears, dragging Draco Malfoy, who was "skulking" about in the halls. Slughorn assumes Draco was gatecrashing the party, while Draco hardly seems pleased that Slughorn allows him to stay.
Soon after, Snape and Draco, leave together. Following under his Invisibility Cloak, Harry eavesdrops on their conversation. Snape probes Draco's mind for details about Katie Bell, but Draco blocks him, apparently having been tutored in Occlumency by his aunt, Bellatrix Lestrange.
Snape says he knows about Draco's mission and has taken an Unbreakable Vow to help him. Draco, angered at the thought that he could need help, storms off.
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WeasleyRemus Lupin, and Hermione. Everyone discounts Harry's opinion, saying they have absolute faith in Dumbledore and his trust for Snape; it is more likely that Snape wants to learn what Draco's mission is so he can inform Dumbledore.
Despite Snape's costing him his job at Hogwarts by revealing his being a werewolf, Lupin claims Snape had always perfectly brewed his werewolf potion. Snape could have done far more damage if he had wanted.
At their next lesson, Harry reports his suspicions to Dumbledore. Dumbledore thanks him, but, for confidential reasons, states he absolutely trusts Snape. Snape is briefly mentioned during Slughorn's Potions class. Harry must create an antidote for several different poisons and finds nothing in the Half-Blood Prince's textbook about them except a notation, "Just shove a Bezoar down their throat. Hagrid mentions overhearing an angry-sounding exchange between Snape and Professor Dumbledore.
Snape expressed second thoughts about something he had promised Dumbledore he would do. Something was also said about Snape's investigations into Slytherin house, which Hagrid assumed was about the Cursed necklace.
Filch's sudden arrival interrupted their conversation. Harry believes Draco is using the Room of Requirement to perform his secret task. Just before class, Harry attempts to enter the Room, but is unable to make the door appear. Snape penalizes Gryffindor ten points when Harry arrives late. Seamus Finnigan asks Snape about the difference between ghosts and Inferias a story in the Daily Prophet mentioned Inferi; Professor Snape says the story actually was about one Mundungus Fletcherwho was arrested for impersonating an Inferius.
Ron also gets taunted and given detention by Snape. After class, Ron's girlfriend, Lavenderstarts dissing Snape, irritating Ron rather than amusing him, and he and Harry duck into a bathroom to avoid her. Only his own reflexes and Snape's timely intervention contained the damage. Harry investigates but is spotted by Malfoy, who casts the Cruciatus curse ; Harry counters using the Sectumsempra spell from the Half-Blood Prince's book without knowing its effects.
Draco is severely slashed, his blood spilling everywhere, causing Moaning Myrtle to fly off screaming; Professor Snape responds swiftly and saves Draco, rushing him to the Hospital Wing. Returning, Snape demands to know whence Harry learned the spell, and despite Harry's attempts at occlumency, Snape apparently gleans some information that Harry's potions book is the source.
Snape demands to see his textbooks. Snape, skeptical this is actually Harry's book, particularly since it is signed "Roonil Wazlib", assigns Harry detention with Professor McGonagall's concurrence every Saturday until school ends. Reporting to Snape's office, Harry is assigned to copying old detention files, with Snape suggesting he start with ones detailing his father's misbehaviour. As a result, Harry's Potions work now suffers, though Slughorn attributes it to his new romantic interest in Ginny.
Professor Trelawney Trelawney happens to mention to Harry that it was Snape who overheard the prophecy foretelling Voldemort's nemesis, and he carried this information to Voldemort.
Harry angrily confronts Dumbledore, but Dumbledore avers that he trusts Snape. He seems about to explain why he does, but quickly changes the subject by saying he has located another Horcrux. Harry and Dumbledore retrieve the Horcrux, but the Headmaster is left greatly weakened by the effort, and Harry assists him back to the castle. Landing atop the Astronomy tower, Dumbledore tells Harry to fetch Severus, but Draco unexpectedly appears and disarms Dumbledore.
Dumbledore offers Draco protection if he switches sides, but four Death Eaters intervene. Snape also bursts onto the scene, and Dumbledore seems to be pleading with him. Snape kills Dumbledore, then departs with the Death Eaters and Draco.
Harry, who was petrified for his protection under his Invisibility Cloak by Dumbledore, is freed by Dumbledore's death. Harry Stuns a Death Eater and chases Snape, firing spells at him. Snape, easily blocking every curse, criticizes Harry's Occlumency skills that leave his mind open to opponents. Snape prevents the other Death Eaters from attacking Harry, saying that the Dark Lord wants him for himself; he then escapes with Draco and the other Death Eaters.
Harry learns that during the battle Snape was allowed to enter the tower. When he returned, Order members never suspected Dumbledore had just been killed, believing Snape was only fetching Draco. Harry reveals that Dumbledore had trusted Snape because after Snape carried the prophecy to Voldemort, he later returned to Dumbledore, claiming remorse. Harry is upset that he had Snape's unwitting help, through his old Potions book, all year. This put his friendship with Lily, a Muggle-bornunder great strain until it was eventually broken in their fifth year.
In an attempt to win back Lily's affections Snape joined the Death Eaters along with a group of his fellow Slytherins. Severus was made a member of the Slug Club presumably because of his talent at potion-making and Horace Slughorn kept a picture of him as a student, clutching his copy of Advanced Potion-Making.
Despite this, Horace did not have many hopes for Severus's future, as his photograph was kept behind many others. With tremendous difficulty, Snape prevented Lord Voldemort from learning the truth about his loyalties. Despite the opinions of most others including Harry during his early life, Albus Dumbledore trusted Snape for reasons that were kept between them both until their deaths. Despite Snape killing Dumbledore, it is learned that they had a special agreement for him to do so.
Lupin reveals that Snape was the one who threw the curse after his Death Eater hood flew back revealing his face. He also gave himself away by using Sectumsempra, one of his signature curses, which Lupin had been aware of when they were students at Hogwarts. Aside from her libelous column in The Daily Prophet, Rita also sought to capitalize on her gossip and rumor-mongering by creating largely fictionalized biographies of famous witches and wizards.
She was the author of numerous controversial books designed to get her noticed and make her famous. Hogwarts headmasters, in particular, were subjected to her scandalously nasty unauthorized biographies. Rowling also revealed, in a Bloomsbury chatthat Rita Skeeter even wrote one of her famously unpleasant books about Snape entitled Snape: Despite what Harry or anyone else said to clear his name, it seems that no one was safe from her Quick-Quotes Quill.
Aside from Voldemort, the only other person who mastered it was Severus Snape—a credit to his obvious skill. Both Voldemort and Snape could surround themselves in a smoky black mist in which spells and curses could still be performed while in the air.