Why did the dementors attack Harry and Dudley?


  1. Why did the dementors attack Harry and Dudley?
  2. Why do the dementors try to kiss Harry?
  3. What happens when a Dementor kisses you?

Why did the dementors attack Harry and Dudley?

Wanting to discredit Harry Potter, Madam Undersecretary Dolores Umbridge ordered two Azkaban Dementors to Little Whinging in order to silence him. Harry managed to drive the Azkaban guards away with a corporeal Patronus, thus saving himself and his cousin, but was punished by the Ministry regardless.

Why do the dementors try to kiss Harry?

The Dementors only target Harry specifically at the end of the book when one Dementor steps away from the rest and decides to give him the kiss due to him getting in the way of capturing Sirius. Lupin says earlier that the kiss is only done by the Dementors to those that “they wish to destroy utterly”.

What happens when a Dementor kisses you?

Description. A Dementor’s open mouth When the Dementor’s Kiss was performed, the Dementor would pull back its hood, clamp its jaw around the victim’s mouth, and consume their soul. It was impossible to return as a ghost, for the Kiss consumed the soul, and the soul of a person was required in order to become a ghost.