Currently, there's a question here asking who was killed to make Nagini a Horcrux. Now, we have a very obvious question that already answers that here.

However, if you read through the entire body of the question, it's quite clear the person asking already knows that is a potential answer. To very, very briefly summarize, it seems to me that the asker is really trying to discover which source is more authoritative in this particular instance: The Half-Blood Prince or JKR in a Q&A session. Luckily, we have a pretty great question already asking that over here (although, it has multiple answers and the highest-voted answer isn't the one accepted).

Should we consider a question to be closed as a duplicate if it requires two separate answers from two different questions in order to completely answer the question? Or should the question stand alone and receive a proper answer that draws from the information contained in the two potential duplicate questions?

  • The highest voted answer isn't the accepted one due to a mixture of self-answering and merging questions.
    – ibid
    Apr 8, 2016 at 16:57

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I think we should let the question be.

Questions that can be answered by following the first link of a simple google search are closed. But if it takes several links to read and summarize, then a question is legit, even if the links to read and summarize belongs to Scifi.SE

So a good answer to this particular question would provide the two links you did, with pertinent extracts from each explaining why you consider one source or the other more canon.

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