SHOVE OFF VOLDEMORT! Here’s why JK Rowling is the true mistress of death

Where’s she hiding those hallows, then?

Queen JK Rowling being a total legend is nothing new. She takes down trolls like a pro, answers her readers’ burning questions that they’ve been thinking about for 10 years and basically makes us smile like, every day.

But last night she earned herself a new title. Mistress of Death. Now you’re probably thinking that that’s a better name for Belltrix Lestrange, but just wait – we think JK earned it.

This meme went flying around Twitter and Tumblr over the last few days and JK noticed. Her response actually made our day.

A fan responded with this totally true response:

And JK busted out her gold standard sass once again.

36 times Tumblr proved Dubledore was a bit of a dickwad

19 times Tumblr shipped Dramione 137% better than we ever could

We can’t even imagine how weird it must be for JK. Every thing she tweets and says and does makes the news; her words are tattooed on peoples’ bodies all over the world; and the generation that grew up at Hogwarts will eventually have to face the idea of their hero dying – and JK is that hero.

We went along to European premiere of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in London last year and people had queued for days to get a glimpse of JK. We can’t help but wonder if she still finds that totally weird…

But yesterday definitely wasn’t the first time that Queen JK’s Twitter feed was all about death.

So many beloved characters died in the Harry Potter series and JK has been known to take to Twitter to apologise for it.

We have Remus Lupin, who is obviously the best Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Hogwarts ever had.

And then Fred Weasley the year before.

Where it all started:

Who knows who will get an apology this May 2nd? After all, there’s a lot of deaths to apologise for…

Surprisingly, it’s not either of these fandom faves that JK Rowling regrets killing the most, it’s Phineas Nigellus Black who died in ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ that she’s most sad about. She explained why on Pottermore.

“I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason. He is not the first wizard whom Voldemort murdered because he knew too much (or too little), but he is the only one I feel guilty about, because it was all my fault,” she wrote.

But enough about all the tragic Potter deaths (always too soon). What’s your favourite JK Rowling burn? 

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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