Die-Hard 'Harry Potter' Fans Share Small But Mighty Hidden Details About Professor Severus Snape

by Ariana

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

Comparing the pair...

Comparing the pair...

A man in touch with emotions...

A man in touch with emotions...

So intuitive...

"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."

So intuitive...
via: Reddit

A subtle nod to the first book...

"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."

A subtle nod to the first book...
via: Reddit

Snap's is the only costume that never changed

"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."

Snap's is the only costume that never changed

From the words of JKR herself...

From the words of JKR herself...

Was he attractive?

Was he attractive?

Secret messages...

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”

Secret messages...

Did he ever sleep?

Did he ever sleep?

His Patronus

His Patronus

He always knew what was going to happen next...

He always knew what was going to happen next...

Hermione always respected Snape

Hermione always respected Snape

Bad circumstances...

Bad circumstances...

It's likely that Petunia knew Snape

It's likely that Petunia knew Snape

Snape is the one who taught harry his signature spell!

Snape is the one who taught harry his signature spell!

He tested Harry...

"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."

He tested Harry...

Safeguarding Harry

"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."

Safeguarding Harry

Snape and the Death Eaters

"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."

Snape and the Death Eaters

He trusts them with his life...

He trusts them with his life...

Dutiful until the bitter end.

"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."

Dutiful until the bitter end.

Harry gains respect for Snape a lot later in the series...

"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."

Harry gains respect for Snape a lot later in the series...

Snape's snap-back.

Snape's snap-back.

Those curls...

Those curls...

Insults never bothered him.

Insults never bothered him.

He's a real one.

He's a real one.

Snape has them laughing...

Snape has them laughing...

Snape worries for Ginny.

"After Mcgonagall reveals that Ginny Weasley has been taken to, 'The Chamber Of Secrets', Snape looks genuinely concerned."

Snape worries for Ginny.

All about perspective.

All about perspective.

He respects Mcgonagall.

"When Mcgonagall steps in front of Harry to duel Snape, he lowers his wand."

He respects Mcgonagall.

Snape's missing cape...

"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."

Snape's missing cape...

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