WARNING: THIS LIST CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS!!!
If you have not read the series, please look no further.
In the wonderful Harry Potter series
by J.K. Rowling
, the books are full of complex plots and sub-plots, which often interweave and connect as the series progresses, but that are very different in themes and tone. While much of the series focuses on the continuing struggle between good and evil, between Harry, his, friends, and teachers and Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters, his menacing followers, they are also full of charming and often hilarious sub-plots involving whining ghosts that live in bathrooms, magic classes where the teachers know less than their students, spells and charms that accidentally backfire on their casters, and, of course, those darned magical creatures that Hagrid thinks are cute even as they chew on your fingers. In compiling this list I hope to have capture just a bit of the tonal changes in the series as they shift from humorous magical mishaps to tragic accidents to unexpected victories. So, without further adieu, here's my list of favorite magical mishaps, the moments that the Hogwarts folks wish they could forget about.