The Unexpected Champion is the first moment of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 16, The Goblet of Fire.


Automatically, it seemed, Dumbledore reached out a long hand and seized the parchment. He held it out and stared at the name written upon it. There was a long pause, during which Dumbledore stared at the slip in his hands, and everyone in the room stared at Dumbledore. And then Dumbledore cleared his throat, and read out —

‘Harry Potter.’




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  • The pumpkin can be seen peeking out from behind Madame Maxime's right shoulder.
  • The Ageing Potion is on the middle table, beside the first visible goblet on the right.
  • There are 5 galleons on the lap (!) of the nearest student at the left-hand table.
  • The Bat Wings are on the middle table, beside the second goblet on the left-hand side.
If you move your mouse over the Goblet of Fire the blue flames will turn orange and a piece of flaming parchment will
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float out. Move over it again, and the flames will revert to blue: Dumbledore will now be holding the pice of parchment which you can click to reveal Harry's name.

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See Also

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Unforgivable Curses
Professor Moody
A Letter From Sirius
Beauxbatons and Durmstrang
The Carriage
The Ship
The Goblet of Fire
The Unexpected Champion
The Four Champions
Four Triwizard Champions
The Weighing of the Wands
Potter Stinks
Rita Skeeter
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