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Dumbledore Is Not !

by David Haber

Well... maybe not. At least, I don't think he is. Snape's betrayal and the of Dumbledore caught me completely by surprise. Dumbledore was , and on top of that, Snape had done it. And all of the clues point to two possibilities, that Dumbledore's not really , or at the very least, that Snape's not really a Eater, and he Dumbledore because Dumbledore ordered him to, as part of a grand plan.

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong... I don't believe that is in a book. I believe JK said it in an interview.

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on October 25, 2006 3:17 PM

Yeah, its not in the books. JKR hints at it in interviews.

Posted by Brett J. from Boulder, CO on October 25, 2006 7:06 PM

Something else came to my mind today. DD's patronus is a Phoenix, DD's pet is a phoenix. A phoenix arrises from his own ashes (he burns up) Typical that DD is not being buried, but cremated, ey?

Posted by Gabriele on October 26, 2006 03:53 AM

Yup, the fact that Dumbledore's Patronus is a Phoenix was said by JKR in an interview.

I agree with Kelsey on the color of the Drought of Living , that's why I said like a week ago that it was something like DOLD, just that it had like a slow effect, lke Skele-Gro. Besides, didn't Dumbledore say in the cave that the potion had been created by Lord Voldemort himself, or something like that?

I like what Brett said about Dumbledore being a white Phoenix, hadn't thought about the COLOR of the Phoenix, I just though a plain red and gold Phoenix. Although it may be silver, I think the books say that Dumbledore has silver hair (not sure right now, it's like 7 AM and I've been up all night stu for my math mid-term exam), so it he may be a silver Phoenix. Anyway, I had a question about Animagi: Are these powers hereditary? As far as we know, they may be hereditary (nothing to prove the opposite, the only Animagus that has a son, as far as we know, is James), so couldn't Harry be an animagus? I read in a fan-fic (pre-OotP) that they were, so I thought it might be interesting to see if they are or not.

Great comments all, just one thing, Chris Faria: What hit Sirius was a stunner, it was a flash of RED light that made him stumble backwards and make hime fall through the veil.

Posted by Ra�l Llavaneras from San Antonio de Los Altos, Venezuela on October 26, 2006 04:21 AM

I believe it is hinted the Dumbledore's patronus is a phoenix in book 1 or 2 when Dumbledore is with Harry on Hogwart's grounds and summons Hagrid. It wasn't explicitedly called a patronus in the book but, and not sure of the exact wording, "A silverly thing flew from Dumbledore's wand."

Posted by Michael from Philadelphia, PA on October 26, 2006 05:02 AM

Raul, I don't think being an anigmaus is hereditary. Firstly, DD has said in one of the books that becoming an animagus is extrmeley difficult, and for someone young to accomplish it is quite a feat (Sirius and James were known to be great young wizards).
Secondly, JKR has said Harry never become an animagus (at least not in book 7, specifically). Animagus' need to train and work hard to be able to transform, and I don't think parents or genes have anything to do with it, but nice question!

Yeah, DD would definitely be a white/silver phoenix. Think guys, remember in the first book, how McGonagle's cat transformation resembled her? She had little circles around her eyes for her glasses, and resembled her overall color? I mean, DD is white haired, so basically he become a white feathered phoenix... Harry thought he saw a white phoenix fly up in the end of book 6. Connect the dots people...

Posted by Brett J. from Boulder, CO on October 26, 2006 2:55 PM

Hi, I think that this site is very cool and everything and the clues are fantastic. However why do we keep forgetting that Jo said a major character . I didnt read about any other major character . However I totally agree that Snape may be good and working on dumbledore's orders. We all know that dumbledore's the wisest wizard and I think he d only because he wanted to.Why did he tell harry about the horcruxes of LV. Because he knew that he would have to prepare Harry with all information before he s. Otherwise he could have simply found & destroyed LV's horcruxes without telling Harry. But I have to admit it that there is a strong relation beveen AD and his phoenix and his burial is very mistyfying. However he knew that Harry come of age in a few months and it was about time that Harry began to hunt LV on his own and his protection result in harry being unprepared when he faces the real thing all alone. I also think that Draco play an important role in next book and he & harry may finally become allies for the first time. I think that Snape also play a very important role because he would become LV's most trusted Eater and may learn many of his secrets & finally assist Harry in the final task. I only hope that 7th book lives up to the expectations and doesnt both Harry and Voldemort. Well, I think it is a possibility...

Posted by Angad from Delhi,India on October 27, 2006 10:05 AM

Did JKR say that? I didn't know, I haven't read many interviews, well, NONE actually! But it was just the thought of it, you know? It's just that the final course of Biology in High Schol in Venezuela touches genes and stem cells and stuff so I thought that magic may be linked to your genes, so, it was just a possibility. I know becoming an Animagus is extremly difficult and can get pretty uhm, BAD if it's not done right and stuff, but was an idea.

So, JKR said Harry wouldn't become an animagus, how about someone else? You know, it's amazing how little JKR reveals about the characters besides the actual story that she tells. For example, we don't know what Hermione wants to do after Hogwarts more than the fact of "something more important" which I believe were the words she used in OotP, I can't remember well, Physic's got me brain-.

By the way, something that just came to my mind: Does Voldemort know about the hunt for the Horcruxes? I mean, as far as he knows, only the Diary has been destroyed, and as he gives so little credit to other people, he may think they don't know what it was, being Horcruxes something SO dark, and Dumbledore said he doubted he could feel if they were destroyed.

Oh, I also wanted to tell you that I think Hagrid KNOWS about the Horcruxes, because in book 1, when he went to take Harry his letter and took him to Diagon Alley, he told Harry that he (Hagrid) thoght Voldemort to be alive because there wasn't much of a human side left of him, doesn't this just SCREAM "Hey, I'm in on the secret!"?

Finally: What happens to Fawkes now that Dumbledore's ? I think that this ought to be explained in HP7, as should be Dumbledore's , as he's really chucked it, as far as the world knows. I think he went underground so he could find and destroy the rest of the Horcruxes without anyone poking around�

Posted by Ra�l Llavaneras from San Antonio de Los Altos, Venezuela on October 27, 2006 8:45 PM

Dumbledore is and Snape is a eater. Snape definitely is a eater because he stunned flitwick, and went to help the other eaters. If he was really in the order he would have helped the aurors. I also think that Dumbledore is because it leads up to the theme of all of Harry's parent figures , so that he be alone to face Voldemort. (unless he's with Ron and Hermione). And why did Dumbledore's freezing charm wear off when Dumbledore was ed?

Posted by Josh from Chicago, IL on October 29, 2006 05:28 AM

I still tend to believe he isn't .
If you were a writer would you admit to other people's theories about someone returning? I don't think so. Natureally you want people to excpect nothing so you'll be able to surprise them in the last book! Would we like it to know DD might do a Gandalf in book 7? No!
Of course we want yet another book that keeps us reading for hours on end!

I truly think Snape and DD had a plan. And I really doubt it DD had PLANNED his "real" . We all know DD cares a lot about his students, he would never abandon them in a time like that. Not with Vol on the loose!

Posted by Gabriele from Netherlands on October 30, 2006 02:53 AM

well the clue about the unbreakable vow is not true. If you read through it clearly it says: "And should it prove necessary... if it seems Draco fail... you carry out the deed that the Dark Lord has ordered Draco to perfom" (p. 41). What means that snape could have ed dumbledore without breaking the vow cause Draco fail.
Another thing that should give you to think about is what Trelawney says on p 507. "The lightning struck tower, Calamity, Disaster. Coming nearer all the time..."
Of course i hope everything you say is true in the end and Dumbledore is still alive but these two things are really speaking against it.

Posted by TnT from Boras, sweden on October 31, 2006 02:58 AM

hey what if dumbledore ghost comes back! (can ghosts use wands?)

Posted by huzaifah from london on November 1, 2006 1:13 PM

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