How Dumbledore Created The Deluminator | Harry Potter Theory


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  • SuperCarlinBrothers
    SuperCarlinBrothers  9 months ago +948

    I mean Dumbledore doesn't even need one of these things.. why go to the trouble of making something that can slowly turn out lights??

    • Novo Eduardo AC
      Novo Eduardo AC 4 days ago

      SuperCarlinBrothers Do you think the dark spell that enables Voldemort to fly has something to do with an obscurial? As if it transmutates the body like the obscurial suffers?

    • Toedju
      Toedju 18 days ago

      hey, about the theory of ron being dumbledore, doesnt the fact that dumbledore knows what will happen with ron in the future and there for gives him this artefact helps this theory? i mean how else could he have known this right?

    • Patrick Jones
      Patrick Jones 22 days ago

      Wouldn't the Ministry of Magic track the use of magic by a person to douse lights? Maybe the Deluminator isn't tracked by the Ministry because it's an object and not a person.

    • Richard
      Richard 23 days ago

      You know the spell Nox? It is a spell to turn light of/ any light source(as I understood)

    • RogueTrident
      RogueTrident 2 months ago

      SuperCarlinBrothers theory... what if the deluminator was created with dark magic? Cuz how I think of it is anything that takes the light away from the world would then be turned into darkness. What do you guys think?

  • Kesh G
    Kesh G 10 hours ago

    oh the beautiful dramatic irony

  • Kate Fox
    Kate Fox Day ago


  • the cyan platypus
    the cyan platypus 3 days ago

    is this how they made jack sparrow's compass too?

  • chicha fox
    chicha fox 3 days ago

    I wonder if there is a connection between the chamber of secrets fawkes vs basilisk moment and the deluminator...considering (correct me if I’m wrong) but doesn’t Harry mention Dumbledore right before? Idk possibly a horribly silly’s been a while since I’ve read the books 🤭...either way, Fantastic video!

  • Reece Keimer
    Reece Keimer 5 days ago

    The nox spell🙂

  • chad godsey
    chad godsey 6 days ago +1

    He uses it the first movie at the very beginning when the movie starts he uses it to make the streetlights go out...

  • jeremy jensen
    jeremy jensen 7 days ago

    Magic interferes with electricity, it's in Hogwarts a history.

  • Ethan Otto
    Ethan Otto 7 days ago

    10 points to whoever knew the tombstone quote is a Bible verse before J said it!

  • Puzzlers100
    Puzzlers100 7 days ago

    what about the powder used in half blood prince by Draco Malfoy - the one sold by the Weasly twins ~5min

  • Anirudh Sharma
    Anirudh Sharma 7 days ago

    But doesn't Ron also use it to put "on" a lamp in the deathly hallows???

  • Rachel Anne
    Rachel Anne 12 days ago

    Do you think that’s how Dumbledore always kinda knows where harry is?

  • Dean S
    Dean S 14 days ago

    Follow up you see him use the Deluminator in the new trailer for Crimes of Grindlewald.

  • Lazer Stern
    Lazer Stern 15 days ago

    That’s why Dumbledore always kept it with him, it was a piece of his sister and he felt regret till his last day, till he saw her again

  • TheRedMenace
    TheRedMenace 16 days ago

    He had to apparate somewhere he knew he wouldn't be seen. You can't just apparate anywhere you please in a Muggle neighborhood.
    And you can easily turn off street lights with magic: hit the lamps with the reductor curse. No more lights.

  • Rhea Monga
    Rhea Monga 18 days ago

    I think that JK likes to put in tiny details like that in all of her books and movies. Like how time turners came back in Cursed Child, but that was important to the plot line. So I think that it will be mentioned in one of the movies, yeah

  • T1D Rose AG
    T1D Rose AG 22 days ago

    I think that if you are holding the deluminator, and somebody says your name and are talking about you specifically it will bring you to that person if you wanted to

  • Micah The Idiot
    Micah The Idiot 22 days ago

    He doesn't aparate directly in front of the house because just as he explained to Harry it isn't polite and it also makes Noice and he doesn't want the Dursleys to wake up

  • Luka Daniel
    Luka Daniel 23 days ago

    I have all the Harry Potter movies put the 1st part of deathly hallows always Disappears 🤣 like...magic 😶

  • רועי קופמן
    רועי קופמן 23 days ago

    The delluminator looks like a lighter infused with a vape
    Hello IJoy

  • Janice barry
    Janice barry 24 days ago

    I’m catching up on theories before crimes of grindlewald and I wander if the deluminator has something with his love for grindlewald and after they were no longer friends he still loved him since dumbledor sees grindlewald in the mirror of erised (sorry for spelling )

  • Ever Weaver
    Ever Weaver Month ago

    The deluminator can let you hear the dead family members you love or else dumboldor couldn't instently transport their. So mabye he was trying to talk to his dead family.

  • Jack Kurtis Productions

    8 years since the last movie, yet all of this is still so popular

  • sIyceth
    sIyceth Month ago

    its about thinking

  • Kyle Banister
    Kyle Banister Month ago

    Another thing that turns of lights is the dementors.

  • Ginny Buller
    Ginny Buller Month ago

    Honesly voldemort is making us slytherins look bad

  • Marina Metzger
    Marina Metzger Month ago

    I don't know if you've already been made aware of this, but I am currently rereading The Goblet of Fire and there is another example of lights being doused by magic. In the chapter "The Dream," page 575 in my copy, Professor Trelawney does this : "She waved her wand and the lamps went out." I read that and immediately remembered this video.
    Edit: having just read the section in Order of the Phoenix in which Moody uses the Deluminator outside of Grimauld Place, it struck me that perhaps it is a way of avoiding problems with the Statute of Secrecy? Removing the lights without using detectable magic?

  • Cheyenne yeet
    Cheyenne yeet Month ago

    Didnt Dumbledore tell Harry he saw socks in the Mirror of Erised

  • Tavas
    Tavas Month ago

    wait this is hans mirror

  • Raccoon Residence
    Raccoon Residence Month ago

    Dumbledor used the time turner and went forward in time. The deluminator I think could be a means of connecting with the people thinking of the holder.

  • Tomaszeksiwy gh
    Tomaszeksiwy gh Month ago

    lol the lights went out because Credence burned out the bulbs, he didn't "suck it in" like deluminator did xDDDDDDD

  • Richard Hindley
    Richard Hindley Month ago

    There is another example of lights going out...including the stars. The presence of Dementors

  • MoonStarInc!
    MoonStarInc! Month ago

    So I wonder if there are wizards and witches who have religions even after learning of magic, like was Dumbledore a Christian

  • Mike Koh
    Mike Koh Month ago

    its just so convenient, everytime Harry shout dumbledore, he can show up

  • GargaGaming
    GargaGaming Month ago

    About the Deluminator scene with Dumbledore: Hagrid was using the road to land his motorcycle. He would cast a shadow in people's windows.

  • Naþan Ø
    Naþan Ø Month ago

    A question you forgot around 2:30: What if Harry and Hermione are discussing, like, Ronald Reagan? Does Ron still get to teleport then?

  • Aaron Lachin
    Aaron Lachin Month ago

    Magic interferes with electrical devices

  • Marcus H.
    Marcus H. Month ago

    Two things. 1> It has seemed to me throughout the entire world, that the very smart, very prepared wizarding types always made devices to mimic their own powers. That way, they could hide some parts of themselves more effectively. And should they get into a spot of 'bother' (Death Eaters return and start killing folk again, say), they would be able to use most/all their own reserves of strength without having to worry about leaving a bit to apparate away or deflect some errant bit of curse or the like.
    2> Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Newt say his Obscurial was what he took out of the boy he encountered which ended up killing the child?

  • Gilad Eshel
    Gilad Eshel Month ago

    can the Deluminator be how Dumbledore knows about things that Harry Ron & Hermione do or say in places like the Chamber of Secrets or on there way to where the Philosopher's stone is hidden?

  • Super Fish
    Super Fish Month ago

    Just use Lumos and Nox


    _"the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”_
    - Matthew 4: v. 16 (NIV)

  • Maggie Mothe
    Maggie Mothe Month ago

    Whenever youre confused about something in Harry Potter- just think "how does love potentially fit in to this"

  • 6 henny
    6 henny Month ago

    the time turner explains everything

  • axion
    axion Month ago

    he needs to walk because it would make him look more like a old man out for a midnight stroll

  • Saltwater Bum
    Saltwater Bum Month ago

    Uh, in the books and movies wizards or witches would wave a hand and put out or dim lights. And the obscuri don’t put like back, the deluminator does.

  • Stefan Hurlimann
    Stefan Hurlimann Month ago

    I think, the deluminator was used by dumbledore when harry was in the chamber of secrets. He sent the speaking hat and fawkes to harry. Harry said: dumbledore is the greatest wizzard of all time. Also dumbledore said in hagrids house when ron and harry were there in the invisible cloat: anyone who needs help in hogwarts gets help. So dumbledore loved his students and thats how he could help them.

  • Samuel Fitzgerald
    Samuel Fitzgerald Month ago

    dementors also put out lights...

  • gamezoneifictation
    gamezoneifictation 2 months ago

    Where can I find this cool Slytherin-Shirt? :-)

  • james hamaker
    james hamaker 2 months ago

    I would think so. I find it disturbing, that there would be, a demon, in that world, that is nothing more, then an emo wizard or witch, with an attitude problem.

  • Navdeep Chohan
    Navdeep Chohan 2 months ago

    Maybe dumbledore took out the street lights surrounding privet drive to protect harry from being detected by a similar device?

  • Arlene Wagner
    Arlene Wagner 2 months ago

    Interesting it!

  • Billy Joe Bob the Unicron

    I was re reading the first book yesterday, and it actually isn’t called the Deluminator in that scene on Privet Drive. It’s called the Put-Out-er.

  • Archer Cheney
    Archer Cheney 2 months ago

    It’s called the de-luminator. It literally means take away light

  • TheHobgoblyn
    TheHobgoblyn 2 months ago

    I am a bit surprised that you didn't tie the effect into Voldemort.
    Think about it-- this is a magic where if you say someone's name, they can hear a bit of the conversation about what you were talking about and transport to them... and no one wants to say Voldemort's name. Although it seems Voldemort doesn't have that ability, at least not in the books after his resurrection, for whatever reason.... people seem to suspect he might have that ability and want to be super cautious about it.

  • Vold Ravenclaw
    Vold Ravenclaw 2 months ago

    The deluminator is meant to turn off lights. Deluminator, illuminator. It deluminates lights.

  • Zom Bee Nature
    Zom Bee Nature 2 months ago +1

    He watched a TVclip life hack video and it didn't work (they never work) but ended up with his own kind of gizmo.

  • Mala FireBringer
    Mala FireBringer 2 months ago

    Doesn't the spell "Nox" turn out lights?

  • Brandon of the Bloody Blade

    The deluminator was built by Ron in the future. Dumbledore is a time traveler

  • Tyto Alba
    Tyto Alba 2 months ago

    Why would Mad-eye use the deluminator then? How did the deluminator benefit Mad-eye? what other powers could the obscurous give Mad-eye(or was Barty Crouch impersonating him at that time, so Barty needed it? I don't remember the timeline of when Mad-eye used it....)?

  • Jeremy Dingman
    Jeremy Dingman 2 months ago

    I didn't see a comment about this, but I didn't scroll all the way. However in both the book and the movie Ron removes a light from. Inside the protective tent. What if he is only able to hear and subsequently teleport to them from this one act. The deluminator pulles the light source of an object into it. But until the final books it's never mentioned what happens to the light. I propose that the deluminator, an invention of Dumbledore, has duel purposes. While light in a dark place is nicffty, a way to find hidden comrads would have been up Dumbledores Ally what with tom riddle and all. The deluminator while able to block out light sources could also have provided a way to transport to a otherwise hidden location

  • JundlandBanshee
    JundlandBanshee 2 months ago

    There is also the possibility that the Deluminator was created to help find the Deathly Hallows. This follows the theory that Moody's Eye was originally used by Grindelwald, so that he could see the Invisibility Cloak. Dumbledore's greatest desire to be reunited with his family meant the Resurrection Stone would be the Hallow he coveted most. We know Grindelwald stole the Elder Wand and that the Potter family had the Cloak and that eventually Dumbledore would come to possess both, but (presumably do to events that will be revealed in the Fantastic Beasts series) ultimately does not seek out the Stone... at least until it happened to correspond with being one of Voldemort's Horcruxes.

  • Barry Mc Kinney
    Barry Mc Kinney 2 months ago

    I think the deluminator was dumbledores attempt at making his own deathly hallow.
    I think how it actually works is that it takes you to your hearts desire or treasure, the mirror of Erised shows you what you want the most and the deluminator takes you there. Unfortunately for Dumbledore and Harry their hearts desire is not material and Dumbledore's deathly hallow was quite useless to him.
    He gave it to Ron not on some premonition that he would leave them but instead he knew Ron's greatest desire was to help his friends and it would be a useful tool finding horcruxes.
    Let me know what you guys think, I watch these videos a ridiculous amount but this is my first post.
    Edit to clarify: I think Dumbledore made the deluminator to physically gain what the mirror of Erised shows.

  • pace mckenna
    pace mckenna 2 months ago

    Doesn't a lot of magic in one area mess with electricity? so wouldn't the obscurus seen putting out the lights just be it's magic messing with the electrical lights?

  • Franziska Fine
    Franziska Fine 2 months ago

    "Lights can't be easily put out by magic" ??? what about "Nox" - used several times by Harry (and I am pretty sure by others too)

  • Efren Munoz
    Efren Munoz 2 months ago

    What a dark ending.

  • Ali Supreme
    Ali Supreme 2 months ago +2

    Magic works different from logic or science, so there you go.

  • The7LegendZ
    The7LegendZ 2 months ago

    It's not easy to put out lights...

  • Avery Green
    Avery Green 2 months ago

    Dumbledore couldn't just apperate to the dursleys house directly because the were a multitude of powerful charms and spells protecting the house until Harry came of age.

  • Nelson Reddy
    Nelson Reddy 2 months ago

    The Obscurial that Newt has...
    Is it Arianna?

  • matt greenberg
    matt greenberg 2 months ago

    Could dumbledore use it the same way Ron did? Every time grindelwald says his name dumbledore hears his conversations and feels it in his heart? After the second trailer we know that’s who dumbledore sees in the mirror

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  • esperensnare
    esperensnare 2 months ago

    what are you the inverse james charles?

  • Melissa Rhodes
    Melissa Rhodes 2 months ago

    Absolutely you'll see the origin of the deluminator! If it weren't, it wouldn't be important enough to include in the trailer.

  • Debra Allen
    Debra Allen 2 months ago

    Im thinking he has it cause it is fun to use, he does have a sense of humor

  • macrixen
    macrixen 2 months ago

    I believe that using magical items will not reveal a hiding wizard as would using magic itself

  • Lukas Novella
    Lukas Novella 2 months ago

    No. I’m 99% sure Hermonie said there was a spell that does the same thing

  • Taross Blackburn
    Taross Blackburn 2 months ago

    Dumbledore had to walk over to Privet Drive because he most likely apparated somewhere safe where he couldn't be seen apparating in. Likely the same reason why McGonnagal was scouting out the place in catform... Just in case they had been 1. followed after taking baby Harry or 2. the Death Eaters already knew the identity of Lily's sister and were out to go kill her, too. It then makes sense that he could move in in cover of darkness. Why the thing only slowly winks out every light one by one... Maybe that's just dramatic flair. Maybe it's not powerful enough to do all at once. And maybe it's just because magic and technology really don't mix all that well and it can only do one light at a time. It's magic, it can't be all that easily explained away.
    And why Newt would have an Obscural in his care? Because without a host or without tender care it would die. That would signify that despite its nature it is still a living thing. And Newt can not stand for letting a living creature die if he can help it. And perhaps like Credence, the little girl is still 'inside' it and he hopes that he can get her out one day. But my money is mostly on the part where he can't make himself to let it die.

  • Amazing Mia UnicornPuppy

    I would loved to have a deluminator i wouldn't have to get up to turn them off

  • opsatr
    opsatr 2 months ago

    Hmm... I'll buy that it was probably Dumbledore's own version of the Resurrection Stone.
    Not sure about it sucking in light because of obscurial powers (if I understood that correctly) because... how then do we explain why it can return the lights?
    (Maybe I misunderstood something...)
    Also... did it work for Ron when Harry said his name? Or was it only when Hermione said his name? I mean what triggered it? Harry or Hermione? That might be significant. I'll try to check soon...
    Anyway, what I was thinking was: maybe it isn't that Dumbledore knew Ron would run out on his friends. Maybe it's just because Dumbledore understood that Ron would want to check on his family every now and then, so the Deluminator would be a way for him to easily get back to Harry and Hermione.

  • GhastlyGamer 223
    GhastlyGamer 223 2 months ago

    If u slow the clip of creadence putting the lights off u can see glass smashing so that means he is just breaking them cause in the street scene in Harry Potter where dumboldore puts the lights out the glass doesn’t smash. Soooooo point invalid but i don’t mean to hate I love ur channel

  • Jay Cole
    Jay Cole 2 months ago

    He didn't is magic because he would of been found out, also why he used the delemenator because the ministry probably can't detect it.

  • Emma
    Emma 2 months ago

    why does he always address Ben

  • Jonathan Rhodes
    Jonathan Rhodes 2 months ago

    Perhaps rather than bringing back his family, he was attempting to cure his sister by capturing/weakening her obscurus. Whenever Dumbledore's family called his name, he could return immediately and help quell her outbursts. He spent time researching, developing contacts, and roaming the world. Then, Dumbledore fell in love, and suddenly his heart wasn't with his family. Ariana had an outburst, he couldn't hear her, and his mother died.

  • Michael Rowland
    Michael Rowland 2 months ago

    Omg, what if all the fantastic beasts will revolve around obscurials and the race to beat grindewald from making a deluminator. Maybe grindewald tried making a deluminator from arianna's obscurial, and it went horribly wrong....dumbledore needs like 20 more movies!

  • shachar B
    shachar B 2 months ago

    There must be a good explanation to why Dumbledore uses it in the first chapter of philosophers stone!
    why would he really need such a slow, clumsy and not so secret way to get there unseen?
    I kinda feel it has some big role in Harry's protection when he stays at the dursleys. Cuz that protection is never fully explained as well, as far as I remember. And once we learn about the additional powers of the deluminator it must explain why was Dumbledore using it back then.
    It makes so much sense but I can't figure what is exactly the connection!

  • Alexander Breen
    Alexander Breen 2 months ago

    I thought the deluminator was the tool that Dumbledore used to help out Harry in the Chamber of Secrets so that “Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.”
    So when Harry is talking to Tom Riddle about Dumbledore, Dumbledore knows Harry needs help and sends fawks to rescue/help Harry in the chamber of secrets. So, i think that saying "people who could summon Dumbledore are already dead" is wrong.
    Also I think that anyone can simply hold the Deluminator pop themselves in a dark room listen in to conversations about them and even know where they are going on. A great way of gathering information to fight the dark arts, because it must also have the ability to get around anti-listening charms like that which must be on the Chamber of Secrets and are definitely about Harry and Hermione's camp. Possibly a explanation of why Dumbledore seems to be aware of other people's plots against him ahead of time, other than him being really smart and has predicted their actions.
    Overall, I think that the Deluminator is Dumbledore's version of a swiss army knife that he created (but we only know two of its uses), some uses being really useful, like knowing when and where people are talking about you and others being a bit silly, very Dumbledore-esc, like the delumination or the toothpick in a real swiss army knife. In fact the delamination function can either be; 1 a good disguise for the objects real purpose or, 2 one of the first functions of the device back when he; a, could not make himself invisible or, b was too young to use magic outside of school so could not use a invisibility charm when not at Hogwarts.

  • Donald James
    Donald James 2 months ago

    the resurrection stone was dropped in the middle of Aragog's spider-hallow; remember the death eaters invaded and forced the spiders to fight for them. The resurrection stone seems well guarded to me. lol

  • ona on
    ona on 2 months ago

    Maybe we will see how he created this thing in crimes of gridelwald! What do you think????

  • ThatNerdNextDoor
    ThatNerdNextDoor 2 months ago

    What would've happened if someone else named ron had been mentioned in a conversation????

  • Bruno Treves
    Bruno Treves 3 months ago

    Bro, you are freaking GENIUS

  • Mike Fitzsimmons
    Mike Fitzsimmons 3 months ago

    It's jack sparrows compass heh

  • Micha van der Lee
    Micha van der Lee 3 months ago

    0:25 dumbledore doesnt apparate directly in front of number 4 privet drive because he believes it is rude to apparate to close to someones house because you have to give that person the time to prepare for your visit (harry potter and the half blood prince)

  • captain panda
    captain panda 3 months ago

    So the delluminator is the Harry Potter equivalent of the Captain Jack Sparrow compass.

  • Manjari Rudra
    Manjari Rudra 3 months ago

    This theory is really cool! But I am not sure that if Ariana or maybe some part of her was in the deluminator, he would handle it the way he usually does(like an object) or give it to anybody else without making sure that they know the full significance of what they are holding in their hand. I don't think he would ever part with it, even in death. However, if it is true then it sheds a really different light on Ron too.

  • Bailey Coyne
    Bailey Coyne 3 months ago

    Who else reading the comments while watching the video?

  • Jaws Trock
    Jaws Trock 3 months ago

    the deluminator doesn't transport/teleport Ron, he had to apparate, and it guided him to the location(like sidealong apparition kind of, except he initiates it)

  • James Ratliff
    James Ratliff 3 months ago

    Dumbledore isn't trying to conceal himself but knew Hagrid was about to come tramping in there some way or another and bringing Harry. He did this to keep eyes off of the Half-Giant whose heart is only matched by his clumsy feet.

  • Albus Dumbledore
    Albus Dumbledore 3 months ago

    My dear boy it is just another piece of magic. Plus the fact that as an old man life does not always come out the way you want it. If I chose all the right moves I would be using the time turner all the time to correct them and we know how that could be. VERY, VERY dangerous !!! On more than one occasion when I found the time turner I wanted to go back and save my sister from my stupidity but death is sneaky and it finds a way of correcting itself with awful results. It is a mistake I live with every day Ariana's death will always haunt me.
    Regards Albus

  • Erin Kohler
    Erin Kohler 3 months ago

    Dementors also douse the lights right?