Dating game riddle
The rebuttal for this is that the date the "real" Nicolas Flamel was born does not correspond with the Nicolas Flamel of Harry Potter.Another problem exists regarding Rubeus Hagrid's tenure as Hogwarts's gamekeeper.There are numerous contradictions in the timeline, though it should be noted that, in the FAQ section of her website, Rowling has admitted having difficulty with managing mathematics, so perhaps perfect internal consistency is not to be expected.In addition, considering the Harry Potter universe is a fantasy world, it's possible that certain dates may differ between it and the "real world".According to the timeline, this would be in the summer of 1994, but that sort of gaming console was not launched anywhere until December 1994, and then only in Japan.However, considering his parents gave him whatever he wanted, they could have gone out of Britain to get it, as well as use special connections.If the books were set in sync with publication date of Philosopher's Stone, then this event would occur in 2002 (after Blair became Prime Minister).A similar problem involves Nicolas Flamel, who was mentioned as being 665 at the time of the first book, but Nicolas Flamel was a real historical figure and would not have reached that age until 1996, around the time the first book was published.
At Nearly Headless Nick's deathday party in that book, his death is stated to have been on 31 October, 1492.
Another mistake occurs in dealing with the attendance of Bellatrix Lestrange and Severus Snape at Hogwarts.
Sirius Black mentions Snape and Bellatrix's attendance of the school overlapping at a certain point; however, this is impossible, as Bellatrix attended the school from either 1962 to 1969 or 1963 to 1970, while Snape started at Hogwarts in 1971.
Also, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire it is said that the Champions were chosen on Saturday 31 October, but 31 October was a Monday in 1994.
However, it was later stated that 22 November was a Tuesday, which it was in 1994.It is implied throughout the series that Hagrid was given that position within a few years of his expulsion from school in 1942.