15 Times We Cried While Watching the Harry Potter Movies

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10. Ron Gets Splinched

On the hunt for Voldemort’s Horcruxes, Harry, Ron, and Hermione learn that the next Horcrux is at the Ministry of Magic. The locket remains hidden in Dolores Umbridge’s office. To get inside, the trio disguises themselves as employees of the Ministry. After infiltrating the office and getting the locket, their Polyjuice potions start to wear off.

Because the Ministry deemed Harry as an undesirable, several wizards notice Harry and his friends. An all-out brawl begins at the Department, led by Corban Yaxley, who attempts to apprehend Harry Potter. As Voldemort’s undercover henchmen, he uses every spell in his arsenal during his pursuit.

The trio makes it back to the Floo network and attempts to shazam out of the Ministry. Hermione leads them to their new location, but Yaxley stays on their tail. Literally, he takes hold of Ron and keeps him from successfully getting to Grimmauld Place. Mid-flight, Hermione redirects them to another location and leaves Yaxley behind. Unfortunately, Ron isn’t able to make the jump completely.

When Ron, Hermione and Harry land in the forest, they realize that Ron was critically injured. His arm has been “splinched” and it’s not long before he goes into shock. Hermione tends to his wounds as best as she can. But in a rare moment of vulnerability, when she’s afraid for Ron’s life, Hermione’s hands shake as she takes care of her best friend / romantic interest, Ron. Then, she admits that they won’t be able to return to Grimmauld Place ever again. As Ron slowly recovers, he grows angrier and angrier as the war takes its toll on everyone.

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1