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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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Couldn't Dumbledore have made Fawkes a Horcrux just as Voldemort made Nagini a horcrux? Im not saying Dumbledores bad or anything but, if it would help save the whole wizarding world, wouldn't you?

Posted by Maxine V. from Sparks, Nevada on May 28, 2007 9:30 PM

i think it is silly to accuse dumbledore of faking his . Because at the end of half-blood prince the ministry and the students parents are considering closing the school because of the mark and break in of eaters. if you read through the books it tells you that dumbledore had a huge love for the school. So if he really loved the school that much why would he have eaters coming in, and the dark mark, if it would put the school at risk for shutting down. 2. harry potter and the goblet of fire states only a eater or a dark wizard can only conjure the dark mark. why would dumbledore be negotiating with a eater [that is suppose to hate him] or a dark wizard [whom he despises] to put the dark mark above the school and then start a duel in the corriders just to fake his . so he probably really d.

Posted by roger from tennessse on May 29, 2007 9:52 PM

I think dumbledore did . something like this had to happen for harry to become stronger. i also believe this was a grand plan of dumbledore. he sacrificed his life for the better cause in the end. he suggests that he knew exactly what was going on, but he did not want to put draco's life in danger. earlier in the book, hagrid tells us that snape and dumbledore were having a heated argument in which snape said you expect too much. dumbledore had planed this to happen ever since, but just not on that day. the way he says severus please can mean two things, either help him or go along with the plan, and before harry and dumbledore go off to find the horcrux, there is a discussion about snape in which dumbledore clearly states that i trust snape. in the whole book of half blood prince dumbledore has also become more confident, he isnt modest as he was in other books, a more sense of power. it creates the image that dumbledore knows what hes doing.

Posted by Haris kabani on May 30, 2007 11:19 PM

In HBP when dumbledore and Harry are going to the cave, it says something like "dumbledore slides of the rock as though young with agility". also when dumbledore is taking the potion from the basin he screams as though a child. maybe the potion, as many readers believ,e may be the Draught of Living , because it causes flashbacks.

i also thought that possibley he was invisible in James and Lily's house while voldemort was there about to them, hence when dumbledore says, "no no dont hurt them, dont, dont, ill never again".

Posted by Kevin from arlington Heights, IL on May 31, 2007 07:23 AM

I think they (Dobby and Trelawny) are absent by omission...everyone else, including Umbridge, is mentioned by name...they are not.

I think it is likely that Dobby is still following Malfoy...and by that same reasoning, Kreacher is too. I don't think Harry ever said they should stop following him?

Posted by Joe from England on May 31, 2007 11:24 AM

all right heres another conspiracy theory it relies on these assumptions:

1. dumbledore knew an attempt on his life might be made, quite reasonable, and asked for an assistant from the order

2. he could either "animagify" or transform into a phoenix, which is not very strange with his connection to them. and

3. that lockharts infamous bone removing spell or a similar one can be replicated at .

when snape half heartedly tried to dumbledore, an assistant performed wingardium leviosa (it actually says in the book that he fell rose and then fell slowly), then removes his bones with lockharts spell.
at the dumbledore transforms into phoenix and allows himself to however as a phoenix he is reborn and goes into hiding.

Posted by dobby from winnipeg on May 31, 2007 11:42 AM

I think your theory is a bit stretched out. I completely agree with the second bullet on that list. I don't quite get what you mean by "dumbledore knew an attempt on his life might be made, quite reasonable, and asked for an assistant from the order", and the third bullet just seems like too much magic is going on in the ten seconds it would take to perform the ing Curse.

If Dumbledore had all his bones removed, I don't think he:
1. could transform into his Animagus form.
2. would have any bones as a phoenix.
3. would have any bones if he were to escape: how far could he get with no skeletal structure?
Anyway, what is the point in removing his bones? If he were he would not be able to feel the impact of the fall, and if he were a phoenix he would just be reborn from his ashes. It's kind of pointless to remove his bones at all.

Posted by Ashley R. from Missouri on May 31, 2007 7:35 PM

Joe: it's a very good remark. Dobby can do as he wants, but he said he would prefer than stop following Malfoy. And Kreacher must follow him. But where were they when Malfoy stood on the top of the astronomy tower? Were they blocked by the magical barrier the Eater set? Why didn't we see them when Malfoy and Harry got down? I don't remember that Kreacher is mentioned, but I might have forgotten about it.

Posted by herve on May 31, 2007 11:56 PM

it's possible that Fawkes belonged to Godric Gryffindor, and it's possible that Harry is a descendant of Godric, so it's also possible that Fawkes only protected Harry because he's a descendant of Godric. It's also possible that Fawkes protected Harry because of the fact that Harry is in the prophecy.

Posted by kihara from riverview on June 2, 2007 6:11 PM

herve, I don't know why we don't see them...perhaps they weren't there...or perhaps they were invisible...perhaps they were blocked by the barrier spell...we don't really know enough about elf magic...after all, they would have had to have been tailing Malfoy without him being aware of it all along

about the , having read the relevant passage again, the "staff" are mentioned collectively so I suppose Trelawney could be included with them but Dobby is definitely not mentioned and given his great respect for Dumbledore, it's odd that he's not there given that even the centaurs and merpeople etc are mentioned specifically.
It's a great way for Harry to keep tabs on Snape et al after they are no longer at Hogwarts if Dobby is still following Malfoy.

Posted by Joe from England on June 3, 2007 3:47 PM

A good friend pointed out something to me. He thought that Dumbledore had to , to make Harry more independent and angry more than ever to him.

Posted by Sirius Black on June 4, 2007 02:06 AM

I would like to point out that you say there could be a fake Dumbledore. Well, in the begining of the sixt book it says that Dumbledore has Tom Riddle's (Voldemort) ring. So, maybe the fake Dumbledore you were talking about is actually Voldemort using Pollyjuice Potion. I don't know why he would be doing this but it is another thing that might have to wait until the seventh book.

Posted by Anonymous on June 4, 2007 9:04 PM

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