Minerva McGonagall vs Bellatrix Lestrange

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  1. André Carmona says:

    McGonagall is the queen of transfiguration…she has must more experience than bellatrix. I’m sure that she would win.

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  2. Mary Vollins says:

    Professor Mcgonagall would win in a duel. I think this because she is second to dumbledore and survived 4 stunning spells to the chest.

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  4. josh smith says:

    there is no doubt mcgonagall would win, her age=experience, she is the queen of transfiguration, and she is second ONLY to dumbledore.

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    • qwerty says:

      define “experience”
      being old does not let you prounounce tings right,wjhy do you say bella can not transfigure as well, and bella is second ONLY to voldemort!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Mateo says:

    McGonagall would win in a duel. She beat severus snape in a duel and even dueled voldemort himself. She is the transfiguration queen and is second only to dumbledore. She also survived four stunning spells to the chest. She is also an animagus which only very powerful wizards/witches can become.

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    • Serafini says:

      Actually, Voldemort is second to Dumbledore. Then McGonagall, then Bellatrix. McGonagall is a step ahead of Bellatrix, but Bella is CRAZY. Personally, I think McGonagall would win because Bellatrix is unpredictable, but if McGonagall threatened Voldemort, don’t expect Bella to take it lightly….

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  7. josh says:

    @Simen, i disagree, mcgonagall was stronger, im sure she wanted to duel without the others coming as much as snape did. all that was done was flitwick cast a spell at snape that didnt hit. mcgonagall had a counter for everything that snape did and then some. no doubt in my mind if mcgonagall could take snape or bellatrix.

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  8. Mateo says:

    Let’s face it McGonagall won, i’m a huge fan of snape and mcgonagall, but we have to admit that McGonagall won. Snape had to take cover of McGonagall’s flying daggers and at that time the other teachers weren’t even there. The other teachers didnt even help McGonagall. All flitwick did was cast a spell that didnt even hit snape.Yes Severus was indeed a very powerful wizard, but McGonagall has much more experience than Snape. I think they are both indeed very powerful, but experience pays off. Whoever said that Snape was good at transfiguration? The ones that were extremely skilled at transfiguration were Dumbledore and McGonagall. If its true that Snape was more powerful than McGonagall then why didn’t Dumbledore put him as his Deputy over McGonagall? I have no doubt whatsoever that McGonagall would beat Severus or Bellatrix in a duel.

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      • Hp says:

        i would say your the idiot if you don’t know what experience is? He was just implying. When you have experience in combat and magic then that would give you a complete advantage. So your saying that if McGonagall duelled someone like Ginny weasley or Hermione Granger, ginny or hermione would win because of luck? i don’t think so

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        • asfdsfsdafrew says:

          yes,if ginny stuck mcgonagall with the killing curse or reducto of COURSE!!!
          and btw, as i said there is no well defined more powerful – you get eduactaeed really wierdly in potter land. you don’t gain charter marks or anything like in other fantasies.
          being old or “expericned’ does not leat you think harder and pronounce things right.
          there is no spell theroy in potter land wihcih annoys me.

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      • Serafini says:

        Yes, but even in Deathly Hallows we can see even the Killing Curse parried by Shield Charms. Experiance plays some part in duels, but Bellatrix is still unpredictable. Plus, McG. survived four Stunning Spells to the chest, is an animagus, and is spectacular at Transfiguration.
        Meanwhile, Bellatrix is very volatile and learned Dark Arts from Voldemort himself, which we both know McGonagall can’t beat. Plus, if someone threatened Voldemort, Bellatrix would act upon it since she needs him to release that “berserker” part of her.
        In the end, I think McGonagall WOULD win, because Dumbledore is about 30 years OLDER than McGonagall, and he could stand the heat perfectly well.

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  10. aaaaaaaaaah says:

    Nah. Snape didn’t want to hurt mcgonnogal. Remember who’s side he’s on. If Snape stayed, he would probably have won. btw flitwick’s spell his the suit of armour whihc came to life and attacked snape.

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  11. No says:

    yeah it really doesn’t matter if he was on the good side, McGonagall had him beat even when the other professors weren’t there. and besides nowhere in the book during the duel says that snape didnt want to hurt McGonagall. The duel ends with snape shielding himself from McGonagall’s flying daggers, before the other teachers arrived. We know how powerful snape is, but McGonagall not really because she doesnt get a chance to show off all her power, she might even be good at the dark arts as she used the imperius curse we really dont know. One thing i do know is that she would have slightly defeated snape in a duel.

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  13. oh says:

    McGonagall wasn’t fighting to the best of her abilities either, it was hard to duel snape when he was just defending. McGonagall was far more wiser and experienced than snape was. She had fought against the dark arts and knows how to protect against it. It is no wonder Dumbledore had her as his deputy. Also McGonagall was very strong and brave and it would take alot to taker her down like those four stunning spells. Nowhere does it say that snape knew more spells than McGonagall. I’m just going with what the book said, and clearly McGonagall had snape beaten even though neither were fighting to the best of their abilities.

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  14. dragon belly child says:

    i have no doubt that in a fair fight minerva would win, however, bellatrix would NEVER fight fair. Lets face facts, she would throw curses at whoever was nearby and Minerva would probably give up her life to save whoever Bellatrix targetted, also, I believe Bellatrix has more FIGHTING experience, and knows a great many more spells for fighting and dark magic, yes, Minerva is a genius, but is like 20 years older than Bellatrix and I think that may work against her. Bella is also not above taunting her to get her angry/sad/annoyed so that she cannot fight nearly her best.

    and Bellatrix is hot :)

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  15. well i think between menirver and bellatrix it would be a tite squeeze i think they are both very powerful but i think minerver would stay calm and bellatrix would get overwhelmed whith anger so ithink minerver

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  18. PotterFan says:

    First of all, I think McGonagall would defeat Bellatrix in a Duel. Like evrybody else has said, Minerva is a Superior witch of great skill and power and is probably the most powerful witch in the wizarding world. People always mistake her of not being powerful and in my opinion they are just being prejudice, because they really haven’t seen her full fighting ability. McGonagall, without a doubt, could deflect a spell from dumbledore or even Voldemort as she took him on with Kingsley and Slughor. Just because Bellatrix blocked a spell from Dumbledore doesn’ mean McGonagall can’t either. McGonagall has also fought in two wars and i am pretty sure she is a master duellist herself, in my opinion the only one that can bring her down from the dark side would be Voldemort himself and i still think then she would put up a good fight. McGonagall has also used the unforgivable curses too and this shows that she might have had knowledge in the dark arts as those are the most sinister spells there are. its just that, like dumbledore, McGonagall didnt like to use dark magic. I am pretty sure McGonagall would defeat Bellatrix.
    As for Snape and McGonagal, like they said it was inaccurate measure of their abilities. Though i do think they both can take bellatrix. First of all Snape was on the good side secretly. So it was against Dumbledore if he continued to duel McGonagall. Though here is my opinion of who would win in a duel without anybody interfereing. I think McGonagall would defeat Snape, but only by a little bit. You are forgeting that McGonagall was not just a teacher, but a leading member of the order of the phoenix, a great ally of dumbledore second only to him on the good side. I think that if McGonagall knew she couldnt defeat snape she wouldnt attack him. I am pretty sure that in a real duel she would come out on top. Like i said people insist that Snape is good at so many thins but that does not mean that McGonagall isnt. And im pretty sure that fighting in two wars, McGonagall would be a master duelllist, so we cant say that she doesnt have skills in dueling as she is probably one of the best duelists there is. I think McGonagall would defeat Snape because of her experience and her wiseness, which would help her come out on top but by a little bit…They both are pretty much evenly matched and i know they both can beat bellatrix.

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    • Sir Lancelot says:

      Realistically speaking and being true to the book, we can’t really say who will win in a Snape and McGongall “duel”. The duel between them during Hogwarts was inaccurate and very short too if I may add. J.K. Rowling didn’t give them alot of exposure to show of their magical prowess. That being said, we really couldn’t hypothetically say which one is going to win. Ultimately, it really comes down to what an individual thinks who is going to win- our own opinions. So my opinion is that Snape is going to win while you say that McGongall is going to win. I have no problem with that and I am quite happy that people can share their own opinions.

      If only J.K. Rowling can give us some insight on who really is the most powerful between the three :/

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      • PotterFan says:

        yes i agree(:, everyone has there opinions, but we really don’t know who would win or who is the most powerful…Only one who knows is J.K. Rowling, who created all three of them and we really do need an insight to this topic because that duel was very short and like you say inaccurate

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    • lol says:

      you know they can both beat bellatrix? how biased are you- you’re obviously putting this question as “whos your favorite cahracter(for you mr.dumbass is “whos are better person”) – rather than actuall THINKING who would win

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  19. some one has been going on about bellatrix duling snape well bellatrix would easly beat snape bellatrix has great duling skills she is so quick to knock spells away and to send them she would firstly i think she would destract him by shooting so many spells qat him that he did not stand a chance of shooting one back then would disarm him and tourchher him with her bare hands

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    • Anonymous says:

      i can tell that you got this from the harry potter wiki site…McGonagall played a vital role in the first wizarding role and in the second wizarding war she took on a bigger role, were saying that McGonagall is second to Dumbledore on the good side, not in overall wizards, just like Bellatrix is to Voldemort on the evil side. McGonagall has shown incredibly fast speed when she attacked snape and that because she is old. so McGonagall might be old but she is still very fast. In regards to the malfoy manner where Bellatrix easily took out the snatchers…in the 5th book when McGonagall was attacked, Madam Pomfrey said that if they had faced her and not cheap shoted her they wouldnt have been able to take her out. Now that i mention that she was hit with four stunners and survived, which shows her strength for an old woman. I’m pretty sure McGonagall was more powerful than Kingsley and Nymphadora. Bellatrix only defeated sirius because sirius wasnt taking her seriously and that’s when bellatrix’s curse send him through the arch. In the end, McGonagall would defeat bellatrix. McGonagall even dueled the dark lord himself, if thats not enough proof of her dueling skills(alongside kingsley and slughorn)

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        • Anonymous says:

          McGonagall wasn’t just TEACHING in the first wizarding war, she played a very important role as she was one of Dumbledore’s most trusted and loyal followers. When, Fudge, Umbridge, Kingsley and Dawlish came she said that she would fight them on Dumbledore’s behalf. Also McGonagall seems to be familiar with Aurors as she told Harry Potter that she would help him train and tutor him to achieve his goal of becoming an auror. You still don’t get the fact that McGonagall fought in two wizarding wars and she has never been taken down in any of the battles, while kingsley and tonks (altough i like them because there cool) were defeated by bellatrix in the battle of department of mysteries and battle of Hogwarts. Just because McGonagall has always been a teacher doesn’t mean she isn’t capable of dueling as shown in the battle of the astronomy tower and of hogwarts. I bet if McGonagall wasn’t cheap shoted and injured by umbridge and her aurors, she would have taken part in the Battle of the Department of mysteries.

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      • qwerty says:

        well as you said bellatrix only defeated sirius because she hit him with a curse so we see that this is alot aobut luck and reaction so you can’t really say who will win!!!!
        and how do you know if sirius was serious (sirius hahaha) then bella would not have beat him?!!!!!!!
        i’m pretty sure if you you look carefully you can find some contradictions in the book!
        for excample hermione defeated dolohov who defeated mad eye.
        does that mean hermiones more powerful then mad eye.
        power and

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  21. Scott says:

    Let’s clear up the animagus issue; no, not only very powerful witches and wizards can become animagi. Peter Pettigrew became one and he is a pathetic wizard.

    I think Bellatrix would win. McGonagall may be second to Dumbledore but Bellatrix is second to Voldemort. Yes, Minerva has experience, but the majority of that is TEACHING. Bellatrix has far, far more battle experience.

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    • mcgonagall says:

      haha! you underestimate PETER, DONT YOU KNOW THAT HE WAS ABLE TO KILL 12 AURORS WITH ONE SINGLE BLASTING CURSE !

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  22. Strat says:

    If “being a teacher” means that someone cannot be a powerful duelist, this would also mean that Albus Dumbledore who served as a teacher and also headmaster of Hogwarts for so many years, is weak as well. I think that the fact that McGonagall was a teacher of transfiguration and lived at hogwarts for so many years, gave her the opportunity to become a really powerful witch as she had access to resources and knowledge that could only be found at the school.

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  23. Sir Lancelot says:

    Teaching and battling are two completely different things. A wizard who teaches may have had access to great a pool of magical knowledge that would help him/her in general, but not specifically for battling. Otherwise, Divination, Herbology and other such classes give a teacher “apparently” experience in battling as a couple of you have said. Transfiguration is a subject taught at Hogwarts that focuses on transfiguring objects to follow a wizard’s bidding. It is mostly used in the daily lives of the wizarding society but can be also used in dueling. However, spending the rest of your life battling gives off much more experience in dueling than teaching at school. If you what you say is real, then we can say that a teacher who teaches constitutional law has much more experience in every aspect of the Constitution than a judge of the Supreme Court. Perhaps a teacher at a military school has much more experience in battling and whatnot than a Five Star General who leads his troops on the front-lines in battle. Sounds highly fallible.

    Albus Dumbledore was a great wizard from the start and it didn’t take him to become powerful by simply teaching at Hogwarts. It would be foolish to think that because Dumbledore taught transfiguration at Hogwarts, it allowed him to beat the renowned wizard Grindelwald. Dumbledore was already a powerful wizard even before he came back teaching at Hogwarts.

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  24. arnold rodriguez says:

    the books and the movies have showed clearly that minerva is a great witch. remember wisdom is the greatest weapon and minerva like dumbledore has it. that is something even voldemort has none.

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  25. Raven says:

    And yet, it took only a mere toddler with wisdom less than a dog would have to beat Voldemort.

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  26. expulso says:

    mc gonagall would win any day as of her experience and ability. she can take on bellatrix and snape without any problems.

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  27. Eliecer says:

    If Molly killed Bellatrix, McGonagall pwnds her ass

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  29. name says:

    they both suck at magic
    all harry potter caharacters should not be described as talented or “extremley powerful”
    and potterfan i disagree with verthing you said

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  30. name1 says:

    I disagree with everything potterfan said as well.

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  31. name says:

    yes ,me too.
    and why ”good side ” obssesed people what the hell do you mean by expreienced?
    harry potter , no offense, but has ABSOLUTLEY no spell theory/ battle mechanics AT ALL!!!!!
    apparantyl to perform a curse ou have to think really HARD and pronounce it right as shown by hermione with leviose charm and bella with crucio!!!!!1
    so why does being 24 years older htan someone make you by potterfan 10 times stronger?
    and on the above posts they all don’t look at
    the other side.
    euler is right its all a book its all in jk rowling…….
    who said bella was not good at transfigutation?
    who said mcgonagall doesn’t use dark magic?
    bella in book 5 beat kingsley in a duel….
    would of killed if voldemort hadn’t come.
    killing CYRSE IS UNBLOCKABLE

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  32. nothing says:

    here is my answer that is DEFINETLEY CORRECT:
    its just a book as everyone saids, there is no well defined “more powerful”like there is in “sabriel” so on one day bellatrix would win and on another minverva would win…..
    i hate it win someone biasly saids “i have no doubt that one of them would defeat the other”
    face it they are a GOOD MATCH….

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  33. Nothing1 says:

    J.K Rowling has stated that she had planned on McGonagall to kill Snape and then finding out that he was on the good side. So this means McGonagall would’ve won in a duel. Also she has stated that if Professors Sprout and Flitwick didn’t show up, McGonagall would’ve killed Snape in a matter of minutes. So clearly when the author of the books says that we know clearly who wins and you can’t condradict her because she wrote the books.

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  34. Boo says:

    What? When and where did J.K. Rowling say this? I want the exact quote. Show me the proof because for now I’m dismissing this as a mere “fan-made up story.”

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  35. NoName says:

    Everyone! Vote for Bellatrix!
    Long live Bellatrix-lovers!

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  36. poipoipoi says:

    asssssssssssssssssssssssssssssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  37. mcgonagall says:

    mcgonagall is far stronger than bellatrix, DONT YOU BELLATRIX LOVERS KNOW THAT when she was a baby she was already capable of UNDERAGE MAGIC, which proves of her power and skill as a witch
    Duelling: Minerva was an incredibly skilled duellist, capable of holding her own against much younger and more agile Death Eaters, Severus Snape, and even Lord Voldemort himself. During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower she defeated Alecto Carrow and survived the battle unscathed. In 1998, during the Battle of Hogwarts she fiercely duelled Severus Snape and drove him out of the school, though it should be noted that in the book Snape only fled because of the arrival of Filius Flitwick and Pomona Sprout while in the film she fends off Snape alone. Later in that same battle she duelled the Dark Lord himself to a stalemate alongside Horace Slughorn and Kingsley Shacklebolt.

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  38. mcgonagall says:

    As if one of them could have Stunned Minerva McGonagall face-on by daylight!”
    —Poppy Pomfrey on Minerva’s magical abilities.[src]
    Minerva McGonagall was an extremely powerful and talented witch with a variety of magical abilities. Her abilities enabled her to fend off many dark wizards, as seen during the Battle of Hogwarts. Minerva could even hold off Voldemort for a while. Her physical strength should also be noted, as she took four stunning spells to the chest and didn’t die

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  39. nothing says:

    hey, guys i’m back………..
    So, for the above two narrow-minded harry potter obsessed no-life biased retards, maybe you should go read my very intelligent non-biased undoutebly correct comment…………….. have you read it yet…?
    THE ANSWER IS: “bellatrix would win and another day mcgonagall would win”

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