I love Easter eggs... and no, not the chocolate kind (although, I love those, too!) I am talking about Easter eggs in film.
You know, those little hidden details put in just for entertainment purposes? I just love a hidden detail and I love when someone picks up on something in a film that I may have otherwise overlooked.
It goes without saying that 'Harry Potter' fans are SERIOUSLY hardcore, and there's honestly pretty much nothing that they've missed - they've literally found all the Easter eggs. In saying this, Reddit users who're also HUGE 'Harry Potter' fans (or 'Potterheads' as they call themselves) recently began sharing tiny but poignant details about one of the most complex characters from the franchise, Professor Severus Snape.
Check out some of the cool, interesting details below. Or you can view them all on the Reddit forum here
"When Snape and Harry first meet eyes, Harry's scar hurts. But it's actually because Quirrel's head is turned at that exact moment, and Lord Voldemort is living on the back of Quirrel's head. In fact, Snape actually notices that Harry's scar hurts and turns to look at Quirrell. He later confronts Quirrell because he's suspicious of him working with Voldemort."
"In Snape's death scene, you can see a Gryffindor scarf hanging in the background. If you've read the books, this may be a subtle nod to Dumbledore's line to Snape, "Sometimes I think we sort too soon."
"In the Harry Potter movies (2001-2011), Snape’s costume was the only one that never changed. According to Costume designer, Jany Temine: "because, it was perfect. When something is perfect you cannot change it.” She joined in 'Prisoner of Azkaban' and changed most costumes except Snape’s."
This Harry Potter detail is probably well known but has always fascinated me. An “Asphodel” is a flower from the Lily family meaning “My Regrets Follow You To The Grave”. And Wormwood maans “Absence”. So Snape was literally saying “I Bitterly Regret Lily’s Death”
"In 'Order Of The Phoenix', Snape teaches Harry 'Occlumency' and says a bunch of mean (and Likely true) stuff about his Dad. It quickly becomes clear he's provoking Harry in order to prove a point about how he's vulnerable to Voldemort."
"After Harry screams at Snape for killing Dumbledore and Bellatrix knocks Him to the ground, Snape makes sure the others go on without him and that Harry is safe before he leaves."
"In 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2', Snape is still helping The Order Of The Phoenix when he re-rirects Mcgonagall’s spells to the Death Eaters behind him."
"When Snape kills Dumbledore, you can see the hesitation very clearly on his face. He only obliges when Dumbledores says "Please," and even then his voice shakes."
"Harry refuses to call Snape “Professor.” In 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' (2011), Harry refers to him as “Professor Snape” once he has learned the truth from The Pensiev."
"After Mcgonagall reveals that Ginny Weasley has been taken to, 'The Chamber Of Secrets', Snape looks genuinely concerned."
"When Mcgonagall steps in front of Harry to duel Snape, he lowers his wand."
"In 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire' (2005), when Harry brings back Cedric's body, Snape covers him with his cloak, which Cedric's father then removes to look at his son. This is why he wasn't wearing it when they capture Barty Crouch Jr."