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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 07/15/2011

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ fans say ‘mischief managed!’

The Marauder’s Map (Image from Flickr stream ‘Emanez’)
Last night’s midnight premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II,” the eighth and final chapter in the Harry Potter series, left fans feeling tearful, magical and like a child, no matter what their age.

On Twitter, fans banded together by using the names of their favorite characters, and the phrase, “mischief managed.”

 The phrase is a reference to the Marauder’s Map, a magical document that reveals all of Hogwarts School’s secrets. To view the map, one must tap it with one’s wand and say, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” To make the parchment appear blank and hide the map, one must again tap it with the wand again and say, “Mischief managed.”

On Facebook, fans promised to raise their wand (or hand) when the credits of the “Deathly Hallows” began to roll, and say the phrase with confidence.

On Twitter, Lord Voldemort made this mischief:


Some fans were sad to say goodbye:

Why wasn't I one of the people in the wizard hats saying Mischief Managed? I was too busy wiping my eyes. Sad and happy tears. #HarryPotter.less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

When all is is said and done, when the last credits have rolled, when the last line has been read....potterheads say Mischief Managed!less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

At the end of Harry Potter I lifted my want and pointed it at the screen and yelled Mischief Managed.less than a minute ago via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply

And even Pepsi joined in the mischief:


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