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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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It is totally untrue to say that you are as good as if you break every bone in your body. If you did, you would be in a massive amount of pain and would likely pass out, but it wouldn't necessarily you unless the broken bones puncture one of your vital organs.

Your bones are merely the physical structure that holds your body up, and play no part in keeping you alive.

Posted by Darren from Leamington on March 10, 2007 02:15 AM

I don't think he's . Your right, madame Pomfrey can mend all the bones. It says in the book that Harry would've thought Dumbledore was asleep, if his bones weren't all broken. I don't think you can sleep very well if you just broke all of your bones but he might have taken a sleeping potion, like the draught of the living . I'm sure Snape has an antidote for that somewhere, so maybe he left it with Hagrid or madame Pomfrey. With the Draught of the Living you would be so fast asleep it would look like your , so it fits the picture

Posted by Yanick on March 10, 2007 08:15 AM

A really nice site, i must say!
Is it not possible that Dumbledore did on purpose, with help of Snape! He did this only to make Harry realize his power to love, which Voldemort lacks. I think that Jo had to of dumbledore because Harry needed more desire to finish off LV. Only an insight,

what do you think?

Posted by Yash from Vxj, Sweden on March 10, 2007 09:23 AM

i think dumbledore is , because snape has to because of the unbreakable vow if he didn't him. and dumbledore also appeared in the portraits in the headmaster's room. so may be dumbledore himself wanted snape to him

Posted by Zafar Hussain from Hyderabad, INDIA on March 11, 2007 11:32 AM

My idea (I don't know if it has already been said) is that
1) Dumbledore is really
2) It was part of his plan
3) Snape is part of the same plan (when Dumbledore says "please, severus", he is saying to my opinion "please DO IT AS WE PLANNED!"
4) Snape is taking the burden of being the universal ennemy of all but he is the one that more than other can approach Voldemort (Dumbledore could not, but a "eater hero" could and then help Harry dispose of voldemort)

Yet my theory has weak points: Dumbledore knows he hasn't finished Harry's education (but it is not like he did really take care of it before the HBP...) so he sends an unprepared Harry to the ...

Posted by Malhomme from Le Mans on March 11, 2007 2:07 PM

I totally agree with you, Malhomme.

The main weakness can be solved by time-turning:
Albus Dumbledore is still there alive at Hogwarts at the end of HBP (Harry remains fidel to him, hence Dumbledore is still truly at Hogwarts). This Dumbledore is a younger one. At the end of ly Hallows, he turn back seven years earlier, and play the role we have seen throughout the saga.

Due to this time-turning, the Dumbledore who acts and s in HBP has already lived DH. He has seen Voldemort vainquished. Maybe he has helped Harry. Now that his duty is achieved, he can peacefully.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on March 12, 2007 12:11 AM

Malhomme, I agree with your theory, especially the part about Snape being able to get close to Voldemort. This could have been a big part of Dumbledore's plan to position Snape as close as possible to the Dark Lord to assist Harry in his time of need. In the end Snape could even be the one to finish off Voldemort. Harry defeat the Dark Lord but that does not necessarily mean that he has to him. I'm sure that Severus Snape could muster enough hate to perform a very affective "Avada Kedavra" curse for all the things he has suffered. This act would redeem Snape and at the same time spare Harry from actually having to someone. Snape has always been loyal to Dumbledore since he changed sides. He has taken great personal risk for the OOTP and now the only one who trusted him completely and could prove his innocence is . As he leaves to take up his position Harry calls him a "COWARD." Is anyone more misunderstood than Snape! This just adds insult to injury coming from the son of his worst enemy, James Potter. He's not particularly fond of Harry either, yet he protects him! I only hope it doesn't cost Snape his life in the end, for he surely is no "COWARD".

Posted by Jeff from Tennessee on March 12, 2007 01:45 AM

does any body remember that in the begining of hbp snape tells bellatrix that dumbledore has kept a severe injury since his duel with the dark lord in oop and is greatly weakened by it.

later when dumbledore says that snape was able to help him when he got the ring horcrux which left only his hand injured i cant find the quotation though
why would he tell belatrix that dumbedore has kept an injury from the dark lord when really he got it destroying a horcrux?
if he is a eater then surely he would heve told them the truth?
snapes character hes changed to much to know but i think he is not evil.

Posted by abz from france on March 12, 2007 08:44 AM

A great point was made above; Dumbledore d to get Harry more determined about finishing off Voldemort. He used the power of love. He always emphasized on Harry's power to love, which Voldemort doesn't have. Harry's love for Dumbledore get him throught until the end; he'll finish off Voldemort for Dumbledore. It makes sense, and I think Dumbledore may have even known that the locket was a fake locket. I think he only sacrificed himself to get the locket to show Harry how much work it takes to get to the horcruxes, and to make him feel even worse about his . Or maybe he really didn't know that the locket was fake, but either way, this theory works. With Dumbledore gone, Harry is determined to continue the work that Dumbledore has shown him; he'll try his best to find all the horcruxes and finish Voldemort off.

Posted by Dumbledore's Fan on March 12, 2007 09:00 AM

Did it ever say in any of the books exactly how James saved Snape's life?

I don't believe Snape is a coward either. I do think that his hatred of Harry seems exaggerated at times...

Posted by Jennie from Beachwood NJ on March 12, 2007 11:29 AM

I believe it was in OOP that Harry confronts Snape about how James saved his (Snape's) life. Sirius had dared Snape to find out where Lupin was going each month and James found out about it. Just before Snape was attacked by Lupin in his werewolf state James rescued Snape. Snape tells Harry that yes, his father did save his life, but only to protect himself and Sirius as well as Lupin's secret. Dumbledore swore Snape to secrecy about Lupin.

Also, I don't think the Dumbledore from SS/PS, CS, POA, GOF, OOP or HBP is from the future. It wasn't until HBP that Dumbledore was convinced Voldemort used Horcruxes. If he did, surely he would have attempted to destroy them sooner. Slughorn was the key to solving that mystery.

However, in HBP just before Harry and Dumbledore set out to get the locket he may have taken a sleeping potion and a future Dumbledore may have stepped in to . Thus Dumbledore be , but able to help Harry in DH - then travel back in time to . (This was suggested much earlier in this post)

Still I think Albus assist Harry in other ways through magical items, etc rather than in a physical form.

Posted by Ryan from New York on March 13, 2007 08:43 AM

abz, what Snape tells Bellatrix at Spinner's End is that the duel with Voldemort shook Dumbledore and that "he has SINCE sustained a serious injury" because his reactions are slower. That means simply that he got the injury after the duel.

Posted by Elizabeth from Australia on March 14, 2007 02:21 AM

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