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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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Ron, I agree with most of what you said, except for Snape. I thought for a long time that Dumbledore couldn't have d. But the evidence is here. Now, his has a sense we understand in book 7.

But I do think that Snape is on the good side. Every move Dumbledore made, like freezing Harry, leaving his wand away, was weakening him. That doesn't make sense. And I also think this was planned a long time before, at least before Snape got his Unbreakable Vow.

Of course, we won't see Snape helping Harry throughout book 7. We'll see him serving the Dark Lord to a certain extend. But there be, somewhere at the end, a major turnover, Snape helping Harry in a decisive way.

By the way, I would pick up Hagrid and Snape as victims in book 7. Since it is a children or teenager's book, I don't think she would a teenager close to Harry, like Ron or Hermione.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on January 30, 2007 11:02 PM

How can anyone still believe that Dumbledore is not when J.K. Rowling has clearly said he is? It's an important part of the story for Dumbledore to . He has always helped Harry and now Harry has to do what needs to be done himself.

Posted by Crystal from Easley, South Carolina on January 31, 2007 08:45 AM

I think dumbeldore is , but i also think that harry is gonna voldermort in the end of book 7 and then everybody becomes allive again who was ed by causes that had to do with voldermort, so one big happy ending!

Posted by Madelene from Holland on January 31, 2007 11:16 AM

i really believe that Dumbledore is not ! there are two clues that we can't ignore. 1st: where was the phoenix!? its clear that he wasnt there by dumbredore's orders, and 2nd: "dumbledore was blasted into de air... he seemed to hang suspended... and them he fell slowly backwards" and we know that these is not the effect of and avada kedavra, so.. snape said the words but he wasnt thinking it. so, if dumbledore is really i cant wait to hear how jk explain that.
great page!

Posted by benedandy from argentina on February 1, 2007 11:46 AM

I believe you! Dumbledore is not it was faked it was all faked! You rock Beyond Hogwarts!

Posted by Colleen C. from St.Louis,MO on February 2, 2007 3:58 PM

First, I would like to thank whoever started this website. I must admit that when I read that Dumbledore was , I had thoughts of suicide and they stayed with my for a week after I finished the book. Then I found this website. It saved my life. I completely agree with them. However here is my personal opinion about the series......

I believe that Dumbledore is alive, but I think he is quite weakened. I bet he is under some powerful spell to make him seem . Remember how in the second book Harry says that Dumbledore always be there as long as those who remain are loyal to him? I think there is major significance in that. I think if those in Hogwarts need him, then he come to them. I also KNOW that Harry and Ginny be together someday. And if they're not, then I am so going after him! Just kidding. I hope Ron and Hermione search deep into their hearts and find their true feelings for one another. I know that in the 7th book they snog more than ever. I can't wait for that moment in which they express their true love. Until the seventh book comes out, I reread all the books several times. I await that day.

Posted by Bobby Duke from Vienna, Austria on February 3, 2007 2:33 PM

I think Dumbledore become a portrait because he was a headmaster. Harry has to Voldemort himself and that is why I truly think Dumbledore's . Dumbledore was too much of a help. Portraits can visit each other though as is explains at the end of the 5th book.

Posted by Sarah from Philedelphia,PA on February 4, 2007 11:41 AM

Dumbledore is not . Review the final night. Would Dumbledore really WANT or NEED to take Harry with him to get the Horcrux. Would he put him in that kind of danger. No...he would not put any Hogwarts student knowingly in danger. What was a major aspect of the book? Educating Harry directly and that he stressed that he regretted not doing it sooner. This was a final lesson not really a quest to get a Horcrux. Dumbledore knew exactly what to do rapidly in the cave. He had been there before. He knew he had to drink the liquid in the container. That liquid was made by Snape earlier on orders from Dumbledore to protect Dumbledore directly from the attack that Dumbledore ordered Snape to make upon him later that night. Dumbledore always spoke of old magic...almost magic forgotten. That has something to do with that potion. So he also asked Harry to wear the cloak but it had nothing to do with the Horcrux but rather Dumbledore knowing what was to take place upon returning to the castle to again protect Harry. Why did this all happen? Dumbledore knew something was happening but permitted it to put his ultimate plan in action. This enables Snape to almost become closer to Voldermort than anyone else. It also relax Voldermort to come out into the open again if he thought Dumbledore was really . He was and still is scared of Dumbledore. It is reiterated several times but most evident when they face in the Order of Phoenix. He easily could of stayed to fight but fled. Dumbledore toyed with him. Possibly Voldermort was scared of being eliminated again and having to find a way back again but he also knows in all probability that Dumbledore is chasing his Horcruxes. Now that it seems that Dumbledore is he does not have that fear anymore. Hence the relaxation...upon HP 7...Harry want to go look for the Horcruxes but somehow he be notified that Dumbledore is alive and wants Harry to remain at school. Maybe perhaps through a communication that could only come to Harry. Possibly Dumbledore has the other mirror that his uncle Sirius possessed. There obviously is still something to come of that. Finally, we have all seen Dumbledore in action. Disarming several people in his office at once including the Ministry of Magic and his Aurors. We saw him dispose of several high level eater wizards with ease at once and then toy with Voldermort. Even in a so called weakened condition (probably fantastic acting) do you not think he could of put the spell on Harry and taken care of average sixth year wizard (Malfoy). Please....that is not possible.

Posted by stewart on February 4, 2007 10:53 PM

Has JK Rowling stated that Albus Dumbledore is or just 'Dumbledore is '?

My only theory left now for the possibility of Albus Dumbledore being alive is that his brother Aberforth is the Dumbledore who has d and that polyjuice potion played its part.

Polyjuice potion is being made throughout the HBP as Draco and friends were stealing it.
It has been mentioned by some that of somebody were to take polyjuice potion and then they would revert back to looking like themselves - but this is not true.

I have been reading GoF, and there are two pieces of information staring us in the face with regards to Barty Crouch JR whom everyone believes to be . The first piece comes from Sirius Black:'Crouch never came for his sons body. The dementors buried him outside the fortress. I watched them do it (GoF uk 459)
The second piece comes directly from Barty Crouch JR after being given the vertiserum and revealing how he escaped from Azkaban in a polyjuice potion swap with his mother who was : 'She was buried under my name and bearing my appearance. Everyone believed her to be me' (GoF uk 604)

Although the dementors cannot see there are obviously human beings at Azkaban or else after the initial swap the polyjuice would not have been required but she was buried bearing the appearance of her son so she did not revert back to her own appearance on .

Posted by Orlando from England on February 5, 2007 12:27 PM

If Dumbledore is , it's probably not from an Avada Kedavra. Many of careful readers noticed that he jumped in the air after the spell was casted and didn't fall to the ground like Cedric or Frank Bryce.

There is something else. We learn in GoF what an Avada Kedavra looks like: at three times, it is performed, to Frank Bryce (Voldemort), a spider (Barty Croupton as Moody) and Cedric (Pettigrew). Every time, it is described as a flash of green light AND A GUST OF WIND. Harry is pretty much aware of that; he wonders if it occured the same way with his parents: green light AND a gust of wind.
Then, in OotP, Bellatrix gets in a duel with Harry: she tries to get the prophecy with repeated Accio. At one time, Jo tells us that she sends ANOTHER flash of green light towards Harry. Certainly not an Avada Kedavra, but an Accio.

But in HBP, the gust of wind seems to have disappeared. Mistake or clue? I would pick up a big clue.

Notice that it could also apply to Voldemort's behaviour towards Harry. What green light does he send? Avada Kedavra or Accio or something else? Remember that the words are not enough: for an Unforgivable Curse to work, you have to mean it.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on February 6, 2007 01:30 AM

Very observant Herve, especially these words: "You have to mean them" or else the curse does not work. We learn this from Bellatrix Lestrange and the false Mad-Eye-Moody.

The revulsion look on Snape's face could also have been because he knew that his life from that fateful moment,when he said "Avada Kedavra" would change forever - even if his unforgivable curse did not Dumbledore!

Let's face it, it would have been child's play for such a powerful wizard like Albus Dumbledore to do an non-verbal spell the moment Snape said the ing curse...if between him and Snape was a "special arrangement"!

Posted by Mistral from Switzerland on February 6, 2007 10:39 AM

I reckon Dumbledore IS BUT he planned it Do you Recall in the half blood prince an argument between snape & dumbledore? snape said "I don't want to do it" So i reckon dumbledore planned his and snape had to him because he made an un breakable vow to bellatrix that if Draco never managed to dumbldore then he would, which he had to do otherwise bellatrix might think snape was betraying voldemort, then would be ed and dumbledore isn't the sort of person who would let others so he could live. Plus anyone who is in their right mind would realise draco couldn't dumbledore if his life depended on it! come to think of did! but you get my point!
So Dumbledore planned his .

Posted by T'kia from Lancashire on February 6, 2007 10:53 AM

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