So What Exactly Happened To Marjorie Dursley After Harry Potter Used Inflation Charm On Her?

So What Exactly Happened To Marjorie Dursley After Harry Potter Used Inflation Charm On Her?
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She forever flew off into the distance from number 4 Privet Drive.

From Dolores Umbridge to the entire Dursley clan, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has had its fair share of controversial characters. Among them, the Dursleys, led by Dudley, Petunia, and Vernon, stand out for their mistreatment of Harry, forcing him to live in a cupboard under the stairs, feeding him very little, and generally neglecting his well-being.

However, as fans' hatred for Harry's relatives reaches its peak, an even more evil Dursley family member gets its time to shine, surpassing any of Harry's enemies in cruelty.

Marjorie Dursley, commonly known as Aunt Marge, is the sister of Vernon Dursley, Harry Potter's abusive and unkind uncle by marriage. She first appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third book and film in the series.

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Aunt Marge visits the Dursleys, and her visit coincides with Harry's thirteenth birthday. She is portrayed as a thoroughly unpleasant woman who mistreats Harry and spoils her dog, Ripper. Throughout her stay, Aunt Marge constantly insults Harry, his magical abilities, and, more cruelly, his late parents.

Things take a dramatic turn during dinner when Aunt Marge starts insulting Harry's mother, Lily Potter, claiming that her child got the bad blood from her. Unable to control his anger, Harry uses the Inflation Charm on Aunt Marge, blowing her up like a balloon.

Marge Dursley's brief appearance in the Harry Potter films was memorable for her arrogance, but her fate after Harry's spell is only revealed in the books.

In the books, she floats away but is later rescued and has her memory wiped by the Ministry of Magic, which specializes in magical accidents. The film does not explicitly show her rescue, leaving her fate somewhat ambiguous.

Notably, Marge's character never returns neither in the Harry Potter books nor films. In the context of Harry Potter's story, as told in the books, Marge was never invited back to the Dursley home when Harry was there. This was probably the happiest day in Vernon and Petunia's lives.