It is undeniable that fans of Harry potter are some of the biggest nerds (don’t worry, we say this with love) when it comes to trivia and lore on the show. However, tons of them were puzzled today when a viral post on Reddit asked who a certain character on the show actually was.
Let’s share some of the lines he said and see if you even recognize the character. “It’s like trying to catch smoke, like trying to catch smoke with your bare hands.” Still don’t know? how about, “Taking the form of a giant spectral dog, this is among the darkest portents in our world. It’s an omen… of death.
Yeah, it’s okay if you didn’t know. The lines were spoken in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban during Harry’s divination class. As for the character who said them? No one seems to really know his name for sure.
In the film, he is only credited as “Boy 1” and was played by actor Ekow Quartley. What makes it weirder is that the books claim that there were only five sorted boys in Gryffindor during Harry’s year, including Harry himself, Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas. However, “Boy 1” always wears a Gryffindor uniform during class and should have been in the house to attend.
Some fan theorists have jokingly suggested he’s just Dumbledore with a Polyjuice Potion, but we know that can’t be the real answer.
While tons of people have guessed — there are over five hundred and sixty comments in the original thread — there is only one true answer. Her name? Bem.
The only reason we know the non-canonical character is named Bem is due to the Prisoner of azkaban DVD. On it, the captions identify the character as Bem by name. The user was also correct that he was eventually changed to be in Ravenclaw and was a member of Dumbledore’s army in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He is played by the same actor and is credited as “Ravenclaw Boy”.
Another user pointed out how you can also see Bem in the first two movies.
Did you know who Bem was? Come on be honest we won’t say you’re not real Harry potter fan! Tell us in the comments.