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29 March 2006 @ 10:14 pm
Moody's Magical Eye: O_o...  
Flicking through my Goblet of Fire book this evening in search of a good example of just how to write Krum's speech for my triwizardfqf fic, I came across this bit during Chapter 23: The Yule Ball, that just kind of jumped out at me now despite my having read GoF too many times to count:

"...'Nice socks, Potter,' Moody growled as he passed, his magical eye staring through Harry's robes." [UK edition, pg459]

Erm... excuse me?! Just how much can that bloody eye see when it looks at you? O_o... I mean, it can see through the back of his head, through clothes too apparently, how about walls? Floors? Through skin? How far can it see exactly? So many questions have sprung to mind no thanks to this damn eye! Has anyone brought this up before?

Sounds like a really handy eye to have though, so much fanfic potential! :D

Anyone feel like writing me some Harry/Moody's Magical Eye?

CS WhiteWolf
mood: contemplativeI ponder...
music: Savage Garden, apparently.
^..^-Kat-^..^spygirl690 on March 29th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
sounds intrestesting.
Campaspecs_whitewolf on March 30th, 2006 09:08 am (UTC)
Such was my thinking on the matter. Will ponder it further :D
Aurora Enkeli Medeisaurora_enkeli on March 30th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
Dude... I was about to call Moody a perv and then I realised- IT WASN'T ACTUALLY MOODY!

I've caught the capslock disease by the way. As you can tell.

Harry/Magical Eye OTP!!
Campaspecs_whitewolf on March 30th, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
I'm so very glad you've found this as exciting as I did now you can write me Harry/Magical Eye p0rn- now biatch!, it kept me amused for a while at least. Heh.
Nobody's laughing now: WTF - Harrylavinialavender on March 30th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
Well, remember in the fifth book, when everyone was living in Grimmauld Place - they used Moody to look in that particular locked cabinet to make sure the thing inside it was just a boggart. And all he did was walk into the entranceway and roll his eye up to look through the ceiling - possibly through other rooms, too? - and into the cabinet.
Campaspecs_whitewolf on March 30th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
I have not yet had the chance to flick through for more examples, but really- I wonder if a thing like that is restricted by the ministry, or at least by some rule? For in the case of fake!Moody, he clearly used it's powers to get away with certain things in GOF, and it is rather powerful for being able to see through solid objects (could there be spells that perhaps prevent/deter what it can see/through? Hmmm...)

I wonder what he saw in the cabinet? I thought boggarts didn't have a form until they morphed into your worst fear- and surely the boggart in the cabinet couldn't have known Moody's worst fear from at least a floor down.

I ponder! I ponder! I don't know why none of this has never occured to me before! :D

Thanks for replying, any more examples/discussion is most welcomed.
CS WhiteWolf
Fer-de-Lancefer_de_lance on April 1st, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
Ooooooh! So does this mean Moody is the ONLY WIZARD EVER who knows what a Boggart looks like when it's alone??

Or does it know someone's looking at it, and turn into something like it does for normal-vision viewers? Bah.
Campaspecs_whitewolf on April 2nd, 2006 07:20 am (UTC)
It sure looks like it! But I think if that was really the case, Moody would be famous for being the only wizard to have ever seen it's true form, or at least be known for the ability. Perhaps it can sense if someone is looking at it... or maybe it even stays in the last form it had assumed? Who knows! Perhaps something to as JK if we ever get the chance!
Nobody's laughing now: Rufus Scrimgeour-pufflavinialavender on April 2nd, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
That is a v. interesting question. I'm inclined to say it does appear to him as it would if he were to physically face it, because...I believe that a team of Healers developed Moody's eye, and perhaps not specifically for Moody. It might have v. easily been done for someone else, first. And if so, and it has that potential to see what boggarts' true forms are, I think they would have asked the first person to whom they did give the eye, so they could then write it in the textbooks and such.