13 reasons Professor Dumbledore is the absolute worst

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Reasons Professor Dumbledore is the absolute worst
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We hate to do this to you guys, but it's time to drop a truth bomb for any Potterheads in the house. Grown up loving the books, dreaming of your Hogwarts letter landing on the doorstep and having Professor Dumbledore as your magical mentor through life? WELL DON'T, because the man has some serious 'splainin to do.

Dumblydoor is always right at the top of everyone's favourite character lists and he has done his fair share of good deeds, but thanks to a very angry tumblr post written by an angsty Potter fan, people have started to realise that actually, he was kind of annoying. 

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No offence, Albus, but here's 13 reasons that Dumbledore was pretty much the worst. 

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1. Well, leaving a baby on a door step in the middle of the night? WHAT. 

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"Take Harry home to live with me or Hagrid or a kindly and trustworthy friend? Nah, the Dursleys are total gits who are probably gonna hate him for his whole life, treat him terribly and he might freeze overnight in this tiny blanket. Oh well nvm someone will find him tomorrow lolz."

2. His school rules make literally no sense whatsoever.

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"Students are absolute forbidden from wandering around the third floor corridors. But if you ARE caught doing anything naughty then eleven year olds will be sent into the dark forbidden forest full of deadly creatures and pure evil itself. On their own. I'm so good at rules, ten points to Dumbledore lolz."

3. He purposefully withholds loads of useful information from Harry.

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"Well Harry Potter, I suppose I COULD tell you about the Deathly Hallows, about the location of the Horcruxes, the prophecy, Snape being the hero, the truth of this entire plot line that would make things so much easier for you. But where's the fun in that hehehehehehe. Have fun."

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4. He uses the Time Turner to save a giant bird. Won't use it to save any beloved characters.

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"Harry and Hermione, here's a teeny tiny wearable time machine. Handy eh? Three turns ought to do it to save Buckbeak, but I'll just take that back into my office and forget that it ever existed when Sirius, Lupin, Tonks, Dobby and everyone else you hold dear pass away tragically. Sorry lolz."

5. Literally everything to do with the Triwizard Tournament.

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"Underage Harry's name turned up inside the goblet with no explanation? Heh, that's weird. It's not like there's a sh*tload of ruthless villains wishing Potter was dead or anything at the moment. What could possibly go wrong, let's give it a go lolz."

Sidenote: HARRYDIDYOUPUTYOURNAMEINTHEGOBLETOFFIRE. Ruined the whole movie.

6. He doesn't notice that he's hired a teacher with Voldemort literally on his head.

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"Not only will I keep the hugely desired Philosopher's Stone hidden inside a school full of children, but I'll also not pay too much attention to the very suspicious Professor Quirrell, who suddenly started wearing a turban apparently given to him from an African Prince. I'm preeeeetty sure I heard the voice of Lord Voldemort coming from inside too, but nvm lolz."

7. He sends Sirius Black to be locked up in Grimmauld Place when he returned.

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"Ahhh Sirius. Yes I know you've been locked up in Azkaban for twelve years, and I know this is the very same childhood home where you were abused and punished by your own family for your entire youth. That is a bit of a shame. But not to worry, Dumbledore knows best lolz."

8. He keeps Snape working at Hogwarts despite the fact he's awful to basically all the students.

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"So this might be the only wizarding school in the United Kingdom with the world's best witches and wizards available to teach here, but let's have Severus instead. Okaaaay so he treats his students terribly and even refused to continue Harry's very important occlumency lessons, but oh well lolz. I want him close to me so there. Also one teacher per subject for hundreds of students plz."

9. Twelve year olds keep figuring stuff out before him. Like, all the time.

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Harry: "Dumbledore, don't you think it was a bit obvious that Professor Quirrell was the villain, the basilisk was in the school, the Triwizard Tournament was incredibly likely to end in death, Umbridge needed to be stopped, Draco was plotting your death and the Death Eaters were going to be looking for the prophecy?"

Dumbledore: "Hehehehehehehehe lolz."

10. He doesn't bother making sure all the Hogwarts students can do a patronus.

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"Oooh I've noticed recently that there's a few dementors floating around Hogwarts. What a pickle. Well we COULD practice and teach the one spell that would really help tackle that problem. Orrr we could not do that. You guys will figure it out at some point (along with everything else I already know), hehehehe lolz."

11. He lets Slytherin think they've won the House Cup, and then...

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"Oooh YAY SLYTHERIN WELL DONE. We'll decorate the Great Hall with the Slytherin colours, you've won the House Cup by miles, let's celebrate all things Slytherin. Oh but wait, I'm about to award Gryffindor JUST enough points to ensure they win instead. Stupid Slytherin children, hehehehehehehe."

12. Knows he's going to die, doesn't prepare Harry for it.

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"Ahh here's the thing Harry. I know I'm your only real father figure and that you rely on me for advice, emotional support and a role model to look up to. But preparing you for my devastating but necessary death seems a bit of a waste of time. Actually, you'll probably end up seeing it happen but that's okay. Character building hehehehehe."

13. His favourite sweets are sherbet lemons.

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Literally wtf. No one's favourite sweets are sherbet lemons.

SO THERE. Whaddya think to that then? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.

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