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-- Neville Is Forgetful --

"You, you're... Lestrange... what was your first name...? Wait, don't help me... it's, um..."

Bellatrix just stared in disbelief as Neville Longbottom tried to remember her name.

"Belial?" he guessed.

"No."

"Barbelo?"

"Wrong."

"Baal?"

"Try again."

"Beryl?"

"I'm afraid not."

"Nehelenia?"

"Getting colder..."

With a desperate pleading stare, Neville begged, "Give me a hint?"

She sighed. This looked like it was going to take a while. "Starts with 'bell'."

"Belldandy? No, I know that isn't right. Belarus?"

"I am not a country..."

"Belterra?"

"... or a casino..."

"Beluga?"

"...or a whale..."

"Beltane?"

"...or a Celtic holiday."

"Belladonna?"

"Getting warmer..."

"Bellflower?"

"No." She was starting to get really irritated now.

"Belthier?"

"OH FOR GOD'S SAKE, NO ONE CAN BE THAT FORGETFUL! YOU REALLY EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO TORTURED YOUR PARENTS INTO INSANITY?! YOU'RE DOING THIS ON PURPOSE, AREN'T YOU?! NOW SHUT UP AND FIGHT ME!!"

"Let's fight, then... Bellatrix."

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Name references - Belial, Barbelo: two of the Seven Satans from Angel Sanctuary. Baal: the Lord of Destruction, brother to Diablo and Mephisto (in Diablo II). Beryl, Nehelenia: evil queens from Sailor Moon. Belldandy: a Norse goddess, one of the norns. Belthier: see "Last Vestiges" and "Fight With Fire" for details.