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Dumbledore and Elder Wand
Dumbledore as portrayed by Michael Gambon in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character of the Harry Potter series. He was the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry until his death. He first found Harry when he was a little boy and since then they developed a relationship. In the Harry Potter movies he is played first by Richard Harris, and then by Michael Gambon after Harris died.

The Elder WandII
The Elder Wand, as reproduced in Harry Potter Warner Bros. films

Dumbledore is killed by Severus Snape in the sixth book/movie, after Draco Malfoy failed to do so. However, his character's backstory is explored in the last book of the series. His death would lead to the final battle between Harry Potter and Voldemort.

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