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Dumbledore Clues

by David Haber

These are some of the clues contained in the pages of Harry Pottter and the Half-Blood Prince which support the possibility that Dumbledore is not really , or at least Snape Dumbledore on Dumbledore's orders, and that everything that happened that night was planned well in advance by Dumbledore himself.

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Reader Comments: (Page 10)

Dumbledoor would trust Hagrid with his life....but would he ask Hagrid to be his secret keeper?

Hagrid forgets that not every one is as kind and trustworthy as himself.
Think of all the times he's let more slip than he should..

We all love the big guy...but he's not the one you'd choose to help you fake your ..

but wouldn't it be funny if DD took "polypotion" and attended his own funaral as Grawp.......

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on November 29, 2006 07:25 AM

I think I didn't read this one on the site already:
Rowling says on her own site that AD� patronus is a Phoenix. She also says (you can find this in the HPB as well) that the members of the order uses their patronuses to communicate with each other.
Is it a possibility that, when � a phoenix fly�s out of the white smoke� during the , it is the patronus from AD to inform the members of the phoenix?
Does your patronus vanish when your ? And does that mean AD �s not really , cause� his patronus is still there? Or is it a clue that he is indeed, and he�s patronus fly�s into the blue, because of that?

Posted by Charlotte on December 3, 2006 04:29 AM

You showed a quote in the section called "Caution: Dumbledore is Flammable" that described the way Harry thought he saw a phoenix shape in the smoke. I thought about that for a while, and my conclusion supports the other theory that Dumbledore made a horcrux. After Quirrel d, Voldemort's soul - which was also like smoke - flew away. Maybe the phoenix was Dumbledore's soul, and it came out of his body because he made a horcrux?

Posted by Maggie from Berkeley Hts, NJ on December 5, 2006 10:28 PM

I think the connection between Dumbledore and the phoenix is a strong one. Could Dumbledore be an unauthorised animagus like James, Peter and Sirius? That could explain why he had James invisibility cloak and left it at the top of the tower, he used it to transform into a phoenix and then fly from the tower, his withered hand in book 6 was an indication to Albus that he would soon and be reborn out of the flames like Fawkes. we know that Albus was good at transfiguration as that was the subject he taught before becoming headmaster, and when he was a young man he had red hair! Both Harry and Voldemort have phoenix feathers in their wands, are they from Dumbledore?

Posted by Clair from North West England on December 6, 2006 05:41 AM

Perhaps, DD became an animagus before the laws compeling registration were enacted.....and he just "forgot" to register...

It would be interesting to find out if there is a conection between some ones patronus and what ever form they would take as an amimagus.....

Was Serius' patronus a dog? Is McGonagal's a cat? Would Hermione turn into an otter? (or was she the swan?)

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on December 6, 2006 10:14 AM

I love the idea of DD being the phoenix that gave the 2 feathers for Harry & LV's wands (I assumed it was Fawkes). I know there is more to the story of the wands and their connection to the phoenix & the wand maker (where is Ollivander anyway).

Posted by AJ from PA on December 6, 2006 2:28 PM

AJ & Clair:

the phoenix that gave the feathers for Harry's and Voldemort's wands WAS fawkes. read the books again.

Just a thought, Ollivander disappeared at the same time as Florean Fortescue. Maybe Fortescue was forced to become a eater, and Voldemort is planning to drown Harry in ice cream

Posted by Maggie from Berkeley Hts, NJ on December 6, 2006 7:51 PM

I agree with the people who think Aberforth might be the one. J.K. Rowling never says which Dumbledore s. Why would she mention Aberforth in the Harry Potter books? She has to have a good reason for it. There's only one thing that makes me doubt it was Aberforth. Aberforth wouldn't be as wise as (Albus) Dumbledore because he couldn't even read. At the end, when (Albus) Dumbledore is talking to Malfoy, he sounds like Albus Dumbledore (the words he uses, and all the calmness). So, if it was Aberforth, then he must have been under the imperius curse but my friend says that Albus is an extremely smart and should have found a way around putting Aberforth under the imperius curse by inventing a curse or by using an unkown one. We were told that it's possible to invent curses and spells in Harry Potter 6 when Snape invents some and writes them in the potions book. But would Dumbledore sacrifice his own brother for his life? He said he wasn't afraid of , so this wouldn't make sense. I think he made a plan with Snape to him (Albus), for some reason, but Snape refused (that's when they had the argument in the woods). Later on, I think Snape managed to trap Dumbledore somewhere, making Aberforth the disguised Albus with polyjuice potion. Aberforth probably agreed to for his brother, even though Albus was against it. Then, he d because of the avada kedavra. Maybe, if Aberforth was the one who d, he flew into the air from the avada kedavra because he was using polyjuice potion. We were never shown the effect of the avada kedavra on someone disguised as another person with polyjuice potion. Or, maybe Dumbledore just duplicated himself (that's what my friend thinks), and that's why the effects of the Avada Kedavra were what they were. All I know is that there's more to Dumbledore's than what J.k. Rowling tells us, unless we were all tricked and fooled, and in the ends, the solution of why he flies into the air from the avada kedavra is because he was a powerful wizard. Then, maybe his would just be how Harry sees it. We'll just have to wait for the seventh book and see what happens. Anyway, I don't want to believe that Dumbledore is . He's my favorite character. By the way, I love this website! It's my favorite website! Thanks for the website, David Haber!

Posted by Dumbledore's fan on December 7, 2006 10:35 AM

Here is something interesting about Dumbledore's : After he s, when Harry sees everybody gathered around him, he walks to his side. While he's walking, it says he feels pain, then it says the pain is mostly coming from his chest, which is where Dumbledore got hit. The book also says that Harry felt like someone near him was suffering too.

Posted by Hermione on December 7, 2006 1:03 PM

Before I read this website I was extremely worried that Dumbledore might be , I knew that nobody had seen his body at the and I thought well maybe he wasn't you know actually carried to the is was just a bundle of blankets or something else that might be able to look like a body. I also know that Harry even though I love him isn't the smartest wizard in the wizarding world and not even at Hogwarts, how is he going to get the rest of the Horcruxes without Dumbledore even with Hermione's help. That's another reason I didn't think Dumbledore could be because he knows alot Harry needed to know. Also why would he give Harry extra classes if he was going to be there next year so he had to have known that he was going to "".

Posted by Charlotte from Maryland on December 7, 2006 5:21 PM

i think the spell affected dumbledor differently due to the fact he was a great and powerful wizard, it probably took a while to actually work, compared to dumbledore, snape was a pawn

Posted by Mark Petherbridge from Hull, United Kingdom on December 9, 2006 10:40 AM

Snape couldn't have faked ing Dumbledore. He made the Unbreakable Vow promising to Dumbledore, and if he hadn't actually done it, Snape would be as well.

Posted by Matt from Michigan on December 9, 2006 8:08 PM

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