Does it bother anyone else that Harry Potter lies about who killed Cedric Diggory?

Does it bother anyone else that Harry Potter lies about who killed Cedric Diggory?

I know "lies" might be a harsh word, but basically he does. So in The Goblet of Fire when Harry comes out of the maze with Cedric's body if i remember correctly he never actually says who killed Cedric he just says that Voldemort is back. At the very end of the movie when Dumbledore is giving his end of the year speech in the Great Hall he talks about Cedric and the fact that he was "murdered by Lord Voldemort" when in fact his murderer was Peter Pettigrew. Wormtail was wielding Voldemort's wand and preformed the killing curse under Voldemort's orders but he is actually the one to kill Cedric. Dumbledore wasn't in the cemetery when this happened and is going off of what Harry tells him. Then is The Order of the Phoenix, the next book/movie, Harry repeatedly says that Voldemort killed Cedric when he is questioned by his fellow students, teachers, and the Ministry. You could argue that he says this because Wormtail was acting under Voldemort's orders, but when talking to the Ministry and trying to get everyone to believe him dont you think he would be more specific with the details and if everyone still believes Wormtail was murdered by Sirius Black all those years ago wouldnt proving that Wormtail is alive at the same time prove that Sirius is innocent and maybe even save his life in the end? It bothers me that Harry insists that Voldemort was the one to kill Cedric when that is untrue. does this bother anyone else?

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Kanya888
Well, Peter was probably under the Imperius Curse, which takes away a person's free will (unless they're strong enough to fight it, which he was most likely not), so in this case it WOULD have been Voldemort. There's also the wizard equivilant of "people don't kill people, guns do" which would be wands instead of guns, and Harry could've been raised under that. But I think ultimately, it's just that Harry feels that it was the fault of the one who ordered it, like when Death Eaters See More▼
neefflove
peter pettigrew wasnt under then imperius curse. He does whatever Voldemort says because he is afraid of him so he serves him and i know that what your saying about the bridge thing, but like i said before if he is talking to the Ministry dont you think he would have said every detail.
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Kanya888
Well, if there's nothing that makes sense then yeah, it's a plothole.
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neefflove
He reveals his face while he is performing the ritual to bring back Voldemort. He saw Peter kill cedric so if he believes that a weak, barely alive voldemort killed Cedric before he was reborn then no he wouldn't be lying, but I highly doubt that's what he believes so to say that voldemort killed Cedric when he can't even pick up a wand is untrue.
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Kanya888
But did he actually know it was Peter at the time? I can't remember but I don't think Peter revealed his face until after Voldemort was reborn or something like that. And he BELIEVES it was the truth. When you say something you believe is true, it's not lying.
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neefflove
Harry was the only witness. He witnessed Peter killing cedric. Once he leaves the cemetry is when he switchs the facts. That is called lying.
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Kanya888
But the facts come from who was there, and Harry was the only witness that wasn't a part of Voldemort's gang. They didn't believe him anyway. And he only attacked Bellatrix for two reasons: he was caught up in the emotions and the heat of the moment, and Voldemort wans't there for him to attack.
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neefflove
Its not a question on who he blames its a question on the facts. Sure he blames voldemort, voldemort is the Orchestrator, he is the reason all of those things happened, but Harry watched Peter kill cedric. Do you think of someone were to ask him who killed Sirius he would say voldemort? No... if he were to say that that would be a lie. There is a reason he almost See More▼
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Kanya888
And even though Harry probably wasn't thinking about all that, it's safe to say he was extremely angry at Voldemort for everything that'd happened and so was blaming him instead of Peter. I also think he pitied Peter; he was afraid of Voldemort, being used by him, and just wanted to get away.
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Kanya888
Puberty in girls involves a lot of emotions going crazy. Guys go through the same thing, but to the extent that they have no idea what they're doing and they don't "grow out of it" until their thirties. It's confusing, and it evokes emotions, and it makes you feel crazy. Harry was going through this when Cedric died. If you had to choose to blame the man who See More▼
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neefflove
i dont understand how puberty would have anything to do with his recollection of the events in the cemetery. im sure he believes Vvoldemort is to blame because he is but that doesnt change the fact that Pettigrew was the one who cast the spell. He pointed the wand at Cedric and he said the words. He was the one who killed Cedric and Harry watched that. It is See More▼
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Kanya888
Again, puberty. And I'm pretty sure he says this because he believes it's the truth. He's not technically lying if he truly believes Voldemort was to blame.
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neefflove
And then four months later he still sticks with the story that Voldemort was the one to kill Cedric after he's thought about it all summer and replayed the scene in his head over and over.
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Kanya888
Well, you have to remember that he'd just watched a good friend die, then seen echos of that friend, his parents and the other people killed by Voldemort's wand while FIGHTING Voldemort, and then flung through a Portkey which is described as a very unpleasant experience. Then a huge crowd started yelling at him and demanding answers while he was still freaking See More▼
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neefflove
i dont think that is an excuse. he was only 14, but he understood how sever the situation is and if he would have said that Ppeter killed Cedric it would have helped clear Sirius' name and maybe even resulted in Sirius not being killed. it think its just a plot hole.
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Kanya888
Maybe he would if he was already an adult and past puberty and more mature, but he was only 14-17 when this was going on, and he didn't ever like the Ministry anyway.
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Rebel_Assasin
OH MY GOD.
THEY DID LIE.
VOLDIMORT ISNT THAT BAD- HIS SERVANTS ARE!
WHYYYYYY
Rebel_Assasin
Books: "Harry, did you put your name in the Goblet of Fire?" He asked calmly
Movies: HARRY, DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE!?
XD
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Rebel_Assasin
@neefflove Exactly!
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neefflove
haha, the first Dumbledore would have been way better then the second one. he understanded how Dumbledore is calm and whimsical on the surface. The second guy was way too intense for Dumbledore.
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neefflove
i know right! Harry Potter was all said and complaining that no one believed that Voldemort killed Cedric... well maybe its because he didnt kill Ccedric, Harry!
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neefflove
Voldemort is still a horrible person i just dont get why Harry isn't like "Voldemort told Peter Pettigrew to kill Cedric so they are both alive and my Step dad is innocent!"
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Rebel_Assasin
Yeah- Voldemort is just lazy...
But this actually makes no sence.
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