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The Ministry Has Fallen is the second Moment in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 8, The Wedding.


Harry did not know where to begin, but it did not matter. At that moment, something large and silver came falling through the canopy over the dance floor. Graceful and gleaming, the lynx landed lightly in the middle of the astonished dancers. Heads turned, as those nearest it froze, absurdly, in mid-dance. Then the patronus's mouth opened wide and it spoke in the loud, deep, slow voice of Kingsley Shacklebolt.

'The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They are coming.'




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Zoom Levels

This moment has two zoom levels.

Zoom Level 1

  • Collect the slice of wedding cake by the lady in the blue dress.
  • Collect the cravat by the man with the red hat with the tassel.
  • Hover over the Patronus's eyes to make them blink.
  • Hover over the bird on the lady by the flowery-pole's head to make its wings flap.

Zoom Level 2

  • Hover over the ears and eyes on the Patronus to make them move.
  • Hover over the cork on the wine bottle on the front table to make it pop off.
  • Collect the canapé on top of the stack of things in front of Luna Lovegood (in the yellow robes to the right of the Patronus).

Related Moments

Hermione Granger:

  1. "Hagrid's Secret"
  2. "Nearly Headless Nick's Party"
  3. "The Magical Menagerie"
  4. "Time-Turner"
  5. "Morsmordre"
  6. "Hogwarts Kitchens"
  7. "Patronuses in the Room of Requirement"
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Ghoul in Pyjamas
The Will of Albus Dumbledore
The Wedding
The Ministry Has Fallen
A Place to Hide
Kreacher's Tale