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#1 r twinkletoes

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 10:13 PM

Y'know in hearings in HP, where Death Eaters and stuff are tried and the Ministry haveto try and find out if there guilty? why can't they just simply use veritaserum, the truth telling potion? It's been really bugging me, JK rowling must have a reason or I may have missed it in the books.




#2 Kelly_Bear

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 06:04 AM

*EDIT*
Okay, I looked it up on the Lexicon, and apparently the use of it it very strictly controlled by the ministry. I suppose they could use it sometimes, but only in certain situations.

It also said 'An alert wizard who's good at potions can protect himself agaist the use of Veritaserum by keeping some antidote handy.' (HBP17)

http://www.hp-lexicon.org/magic/potions/potions-v.html
I also recall reading something about it being easier to thwart if you know it's coming, but I could be confusing that with the Imperius curse. :)

Edited by Kelly_Bear, 24 July 2007 - 06:13 AM.