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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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I keep wondering how Voldemort is going to be ed.

Have you noticed that the good wizards and witches won't use the ing Curse? Even when they are fighting the Eaters at Hogwarts in HBP, while the Eaters are firing off ing Curses in all directions, the good guys and girls are all using very "low fat" hexes (Impedimenta etc). Apart from Harry uttering a few "Crucios" at Snape, and one at Bellatrix, I can't remember a good wizard/witch using any of the Unforgiveable Curses.

Seems to me that that puts them at something of a disadvantage! Like the fight at Hogwarts: Harry hits several Eaters with his spells, but because they are lightweight hexes, those Eaters pop right back up a few minutes later and keep trying to the good guys. This seems a bit impractical. If people are trying to you, surely it's ok to have a go at ing them? If every hex Harry had used in that fight had been a ing Curse, he'd have nailed several Eaters. And why not?

JK seems very reluctant to have the good guys use the Unforgiveable Curses. But if they're not going to - how are they going to dispose of Voldemort?

Posted by Tom on July 17, 2007 04:39 AM

I agree completely with Tom. Sorry for all you dumbledore-is-alive people, but JKR confirmed that he is . Very well planned, interesting editorial. You almost managed to change my mind, and I've read Half- blood Prince over ten times!

Posted by Miles on July 17, 2007 08:11 AM

I agree with the Expelliarmus/Avada Kedavra clue, but in all of the examples the expelliarmus spell has red light, but in the HBP, Snape's "Avada Kedavra" spell still has green light, how would you explain that?

Posted by Ruby1.0 from United States on July 17, 2007 2:47 PM

if Dumbledore is alive, this is how i think he left the school, with a port key at his

in the OotP, all Weasleys leave the school via portkey, to go to St Mungo's Hospital. "You be taking a Portkey." (page 419 UK)

in OotP Dumbledore leaves the school after they find the DA, Fawkes circled the office and swooped low over him... There was a flash of fire and the pair of them were gone.
�Well he can�t have disapparated!� cried Umbridge. �You can�t do it from inside the school - �
(page 549 UK)

in HBP, at the , flames had erupted around Dumbledore�s body... Harry thought, for one heart stopping moment, that he saw a phoenix fly joyfully into the blue...
(page 601 UK)

so i think that Fawkes bring in a Portkey somehow, many it's even somehow one of his feathers

Posted by Chokito from Australia on July 18, 2007 01:37 AM

i think snape and dumbledore swapped places using a polyjuice potion so that dumbledore could make it look like he was !

Posted by JIMMY from edinburgh on July 18, 2007 1:47 PM

A while ago, someone posted this idea, and I was reminded of it again. People are seeing too many life-s. If every time someone accidentally saved someone a life was formed, then everyone would be ined to everyone else. This cannot be the case. Life s are formed when on party fully and purposely saves another from a direct and immediate threat of . Severus had a life- to James because James ingly put himself at risk to save Severus, at the moment and under the circumstances of which Severus would have been ed. Peter has a life to Harry because Harry ingly prevented him from , at the moment and under the circumstances of which Peter would have been ed (whether or not it was for Peter he did it). Ginny does not owe a life to Harry because he kept her from being tortured and possibly ed by Bellatrix in Order of the Phoenix; she was not ever tortured or the target of an actual Avada Kedavra. (She probably does owe him for the Chamber of Secrets incident, though.) Penelope Clearwater does not owe Hermione a life just because Hermione told Penny at just the right moment to look around corners with a mirror first to avoid direct eye contact with the basilisk; Hermione just told the first person she came across, who happened to be Penny, and had no idea of the danger lurking literally around the corner. To me, this is as ridiculous as saying Harry's got a life to Voldemort because the Avada Kedavra curse Voldemort threw at him in the Goblet of Fire graveyard scene missed. Life s are also not formed when a person causes or nearly causes the of someone or a person close to that someone. That's guilt, and the last I checked, guilt does not mean life . Horace may have guilt for inadvertently and in a very indirect way causing Lily's , but there is no indication that he has a life-.

Posted by Monkeeshrines from orlando fl on July 18, 2007 7:42 PM

Surely Dumbledore's portrait is slumbering on his former offices' wall at the end of HBP because is like going to bed at the end of a very long day? as he himself said.

Posted by Joe from England on July 19, 2007 01:28 AM

I cant believe that Dumbledore is !

and Miles, JKR confirmed that Dumbledore is but not Albus Dumbledore, there are more Dumbledore's on earth you know?

Posted by Fabio Moreira from Guarda, Portugal on July 19, 2007 1:08 PM

At the beginning of book 6, Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow that he "carry out the deed that the Dark Lord has asked Draco to perform". Assuming that this deed is the of Dumbledore, Snape has to him or he would himself, as pointed out later in the book when Ron recalls how his brothers tried to get him to make an unbreakable vow when he was younger.
If Dumbledore's was indeed the task set to Draco Malfoy, then Dumbledore must be or else Snape would be . If this is not the case, then what is Dracos task set by Voldemort?

Posted by Jim from London on July 19, 2007 3:27 PM

Someone said something, and I'd been wondering the same thing, and thought I'd go ahead and pose this question: would Dumbledore really sacrifice himself -- ingly -- when it is probably better that he is alive, being as he is the only one of which Voldemort is afraid?

This thought would either disprove the fact that he meant to , OR it might be another indication that he isn't gone forever...

But then here's another question: doesn't the prophecy mean that ONLY Harry can Voldemort? And, if this is the case, would it not matter whether Dumbledore is around? I don't know why I hadn't thought of it sooner, but if it is only Harry who can Voldemort...hmmm...

I also wonder if Dumbledore actually CAN'T Voldemort, not because he is unable but because he is uning. One might argue that being uning is as good as being unable, because if you had the , you would be ABLE to ...anyway, getting sidetracked.

I've long since feared that not having Dumbledore around really make things difficult, particularly because he is the wisest of anyone and would be able to protect and give advice to Harry...better advice than anyone else could give him...hmm, I don't know...

Posted by Katie T from California on July 20, 2007 12:32 AM

i'm sorry to say this but i think dumbledore is really it would be cruel to harry that he avenged dumbledore by ing snape (if thats what happens) and then let dumbledore show up in the next chapter also dumbledore was one of the reasons harry broke up with ginny to find dumbledore alive would be wrong and anyway the proof that dumbledore is actually is that a portrait of him appeared in the headmaster/headmistress room which happens when the former headmaster/headmistress actually s!

Posted by samantha on July 20, 2007 06:36 AM

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