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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 9)

In the clue "The Flying Avada Kedavra", you said that the spell performed on Dumbledore was not in fact Avada Kedavra, but Expelliarmus. However, in the Half-Blooded other books where Avada Kedavra was performed, it was described as a "flash of green light". In the Chamber of Secrets, Expelliarmus was described as a flash of scarlet light, which leads to believe that the spell may not have been Aveda Kedevra, but it probably was not Expelliarmus.

Posted by ally on November 26, 2006 09:07 AM

Did anyone comment on the fact that at the , after Dumbledore's body bursts into flame, much like a phoenix, that the tomb is white marble? This is reminicent of an egg, much like the egg that appears in the ash after Fawkes s and is about to be reborn. Perhaps Dumbledore come back to life in this way.

Posted by Morgan from Colorado on November 26, 2006 10:20 AM

After re-reading HBP I believe the potion drunk by DD in the cave is a potion that would make him relive the suffering what V. did to the children there when he was a boy. I think V. would get a particular satisfaction from memorializing this day and it fits with the location.

The other clue I saw in HBP is the abduction of Ollivander, the wand-maker. After all of the trouble V: had duelly with Harry and his twin wand, I think he abducted O. in order to commission a new wand that would be foolproof against Harry! It may have already been mentioned on this site, but in case it wasn't I think the tail feather came from Fawkes and that also have significance in the next book.

Posted by Pamela from Munich on November 26, 2006 1:25 PM

There remains the possibilty that the reason DD exspected to find horcruxes for Morty, is that when he went after Grindelwald he had to deal with them.
Perhaps rumors of of these events are what sparked Tom Riddle's curiosity about the horcruxes.
We have to assume that battle took place before DD started at Hogwarts.
Sometime in the 78 years we have no records of.

I think it's more likely that Olivander went into hiding on his own.
His shop was "cleened out", the Eaters wouldn't have taken all the wands
How could they carry them all?

Olivander's has been in business for 2378 years...
in all that time, isn't it possible that the family (assuming the wizard we know as Mr. Olivander isn't the one who first opened the shop in 382bc) hasn't figured out a way of quickly going into hiding just in case some one was to try and force them into service?

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on November 27, 2006 10:15 AM

I read over a few pages of comments, but I amazingly didn't see anyone mention the unbreakable vow that Snape had with Narcissa Malfoy. In that vow, Snape swore to fulfill the task that Draco had been assigned should he fail. He also swore to protect Malfoy with all of his ability. If Snape did indeed know that Draco's task was to Dumbledore, then it seems logical that Snape wouldn't have had to mean the unforgiveable curse in the way one normally would. He was magically bound to do it (all that he could to complete the task and protect Draco). I also thought I remembered that at the very end Dumbledore struck out at Malfoy, which might have forced Snape to act. I love Dumbledore, he was so wise, so loving, and as Phineas Nigellus said, "you have to admit he's got style.". I hope he isn't , but I believe that he is.

Posted by Eric from Michigan on November 27, 2006 10:41 AM

I think Kay back on page 8 had some great theories, especially about Harry being the remaining horcrux.

Posted by Matt F. from Memphis, Tennessee on November 27, 2006 2:55 PM

If Harry is a horcrux, that means Voldemort has won.

If Harry must destroy all the horcruxes before he can Voldemort, he can't do that if he's one of them. If Harry s, then Voldemort might go on living as a mortal, but he go on, because Harry is the only one who can defeat him. He is the chosen one.

So, I hope that Harry's not a horcrux.

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on November 27, 2006 3:00 PM

we have no evidence that snape actually did know of the task that malfoy had to do.
remember how he was always pestering malfoy to tell him?
also in jkrs website she says that the mirrors that surius gave harry are very important to the 7th book maby there is a way for the to comunnicate with the living
and whhy would dumbledore want to plan his own in a way that show snape as an evil person. he has more efficiant ways to disapear anyway maby dumbledore is
so this comment is very contriversial

Posted by therese from brisbane on November 27, 2006 10:57 PM

Perhaps all members of the order have those mirrors...
Mabey that's thier secret way of communicating...

If Harry were to take out that mirror and call Lupins name, I bet he could contact him.

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on November 28, 2006 08:12 AM

I don't see how Harry could be a horcrux...

Morty was trying to him as a baby...

He most likely would have used THAT to make his last horcrux..
Since he failed in that attempt, the old care taker d and that was when DD believed Morty made his last horcrux..Nageni.

Every time since then that Harry and Morty have been together Morty has tried to Harry....
You don't try to destroy your own horcrux.....

I don't think Snape "KNEW" what Draco's mission was, but it wouldn't be to hard to figure out that DD was the target...
It didn't seem as though DD or Snape expected eaters in the castle,
but they knew Draco was making clumsy attempts on DD's life.

Posted by Kevin from Wisconsin on November 28, 2006 08:27 AM

they can't all have mirrors james ansd sirius used them in detention they were probably hogwarts property
a horocrux?

Posted by Therese from brisbane on November 28, 2006 1:39 PM

In the first chapter of the first book, McGonagall asks Dumbledore if he trusted Hagrid with bringing Harry to the Dursleys. Dumbledore responds to this saying "I would trust Hagrid with my life." Who is the first person to see Dumbledore's body? Hagrid. Also, we never actually see Dumbledore's body at the , only a pile of robes that Harry assumes to be Dumbledore's body. I think Hagrid took Dumbledore's body somewhere, and helped him into hiding.

Posted by Lucy from Pennsylvania on November 28, 2006 4:07 PM

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