Warwick Davis appears in seven out of eight Harry Potter films as Filius Flitwick, a half-goblin professor at Hogwarts who looks like he's trying to cosplay Dumbledore on a budget.
J.K. Rowling recently revealed that for the entire series, Professor Flitwick was secretly lame.
Interestingly, though, Professor Flitwick has a complete makeover after the second movie. We're not saying he gets a new outfit -- we're talking complete cellular rejuvenation here:
"What's my secret? Barbershop quartet sessions three times a day!"
Davis also plays the goblin Griphook, who works at Gringotts Wizarding Bank, where he presumably collects magical interest payments and enchanted overdraft fees.
"Free mystical toaster when you open a new potion safety deposit box."
The Death Eaters (Voldemort's posse) are a clear analogy for the Nazis, and it goes beyond being violent fascists obsessed with racial purity. Many Death Eaters slipped under the radar and continued living their lives unnoticed after the war, the same way some Nazis did. And it's not implausible that we the viewers don't know about every secret Death Eater still running around.
Maybe one spy that we never found out about is Griphook/Flitwick. If he's the same person, then he's clearly a master of disguise -- we see him wear two entirely different sets of fake beards and wigs as Flitwick, so it isn't entirely unthinkable that he might glue a bunch of shit to his face and pretend to be a goblin banker as well. And if that's the case, it would make him perfectly positioned to infiltrate both Hogwarts and Gringotts and perform surveillance for the Death Eaters right out in the open, cunningly disguised as the exact opposite of Voldemort: a short, chubby creature with a big nose.
Robin Warder recently won a "Best Screenplay Award" for the short film Indefinite Late Fee. Miles DuBonnet is the pseudonym of Jeremy Kaplowitz, a comedian in NYC and the creator of Lizard People of New York.
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