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Emmeline Vance: The Future Rosetta Stone

by Louis CasaBianca

Emmeline Vance appears in Order of the Phoenix for exactly 42 words, and yet she may very well be the key to understanding Snape, and therefore the key to understanding all seven books. First she's part of Harry Potter's guard on the way to 12 Grimauld Place. Next, in Half-Blood Prince, she's dead, killed around the corner from the Muggle Prime Minister's office.

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WOW! I never paid attention to Emmeline Vance before, I think I agree, she play some role in DH.

Posted by Emily from Hogwarts!!!!! on July 7, 2007 4:39 PM

She was in OoPh movie, perhaps this is foreshadowing, as she seems like she could've been cut if not important.

Posted by mmc from sa, australia on July 12, 2007 01:12 AM

Something of interest regarding Miss Vance. Afer reading the theory I have to say that the idea of her faking her is an interesting one. I was looking up the meaning of her name, apparently Vance can be viewed as either "From the Marsh" or "from the Fen" I must point out that on the Knight bus Harry met a witch that had green to her and she was called Madam Marsh. Connection there, probably not, but maybe a forshadowing of Miss Vance.

Also her first name means Whole or Universal. Something to look into there considering that this is the last book and the whole story is being completed?

As for her , please note that Miss Bone's was discribed. Emmaline's is not. Not a mention of what happened to her. Captured and ed, meaning they retrived the body. What's interesting to me is one very small possiblity.

The polyjuice potion was used by Barty Jr.'s mom to take the place of her son. Could it be that someone took the place of Emmaline so that she could work behind the scenes? Perhapes as a guard for Draco? Remember what DD said, they could fake Draco's , hide him. At the end of the book we see Fawks flying away, then the strange thing rising out of the tomb in Fawks shape.

A possiblity is that Fawks may have gone where miss Vance was, or is, and that Snape would bring Draco to her. It's interesting that she's given a full on discription and then just ed. There's something strange about that woman.

Posted by Elizabeth from Chicago on July 12, 2007 12:52 PM

i think emmeline vance playing a really big role in book 7 seems kind of far-fetched. i could be wrong but i just dont think she is that important i think she is just . Although i definately think the draught of living is going to come into play sometime soon though.

Posted by richie from New Jersey on July 16, 2007 1:04 PM

Also interesting that both Emmeline VAnce and Amelia Bones feature in the OotP movie...when other characters, like Cho's friend Marietta have been cut...they must be important for future plot...

Posted by Joe from England on July 16, 2007 2:37 PM

thats is not entirely true. i dont think emmeline vance is ever actually mentioned in the OotP movie. they never actually say its her, do they?

Posted by richie from new jersey on July 17, 2007 4:00 PM

new jersy, i agree with you, i noticed only 1 witch who asked for the votes and i guessed she was Amelia Bones, no mention of Emmeline vance.

Posted by swati from India on July 17, 2007 9:54 PM

True, they don't say it's her...need to have a closer look at the cast list at the end I gues...who else would it be?

Posted by Joe from England on July 18, 2007 03:12 AM

No, she is not actually mentioned in the OotP movie, but at least I don't think she could be someone they just invented.

Posted by Luna from Norway on July 18, 2007 06:04 AM

Just been to see the movie again...Emmeline Vance is there in the cast list at the end...the witch who was part of the group that went to rescue Harry from the Dursleys...along with Tonks. I didn't look to see whether Susan Bones is mentioned too.

Posted by Joe from England on July 18, 2007 07:22 AM

Don't believe everything you read, folks. Recall: Dumbledore admits that the loss of Miss. Vance was terrible (HBP). I don't think Dumbledore would hide that information from Harry after what happened in The Order of the Phoenix. I think it's very likely that Miss. Vance won't play any role in the ly Hallows. She could be just as JK Rowling says she is: .

Posted by magar on July 18, 2007 4:14 PM

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