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The Weasleys Detail That Made No Sense In Harry Potter

The "Harry Potter" franchise has enjoyed immense success since the first film, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," was released in 2001. The Wizarding World franchise (which includes the "Fantastic Beasts" movies) has grossed nearly $9.5 billion at the worldwide box office (via The Numbers). Of course, the "Fantastic Beasts" films have been sort of disappointing when it comes to this, especially the latest film, "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore," and the franchise as a whole has been mired in controversy thanks to some of its creator's remarks regarding transgender people.

Regardless, the Wizarding World franchise doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Still, given its popularity and massively complex world, some fans have seen fit to deep dive into certain elements that they believe just don't make sense. This is nothing new for popular franchises, of course, but it seems to be especially true for "Harry Potter." With that in mind, there's one detail about the Weasley family that just doesn't quite add up in the eyes of some fans.

The Weasley family should not be as poor as they are

On a Reddit post, u/OutOfStamina pointed out that it made no sense for the Weasley family to be as poor as they are, especially given the way magic works in that particular world. With magic, wizards and witches should be able to sell goods and commodities quite easily, especially to Muggles. In fact, in a world of magic, why does a currency system exist at all? Redditor u/Vanacan, however, pointed out that due to skill levels when it comes to magic, having a currency system makes sense because not every witch or wizard is going to have the same skill with the same type of magic.

However, other users were still confused about why the wizarding world was capitalistic at all, given that it exists in a world without scarcity of goods or the requirement of labor needed to produce said goods. If one can use magic to produce, or take steps toward producing, anything one needs, what sense does money make? To that end, what sense does it make for the Weasley family to be poor? This is especially true when their skill level is taken into consideration. The members of the Weasley family have been shown to be above-average witches and wizards in both the books and the movies. For some fans, this seems like one of those details where the more you think about it, the less sense it makes.