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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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my 8 year old son just brightly pointed out that these are "technically not anagrams mom" ~ geeze, again outwitted by an 8 year old!
Sorry, I guess I should have said that this is a fun play on words or something.

Posted by tracy on February 20, 2007 08:10 AM

I love the anagram idea! I have been playing around with Emmeline Vance and the first word that leapt out at me was veil. I came up with:

veil menace men
men menace veil

What do you think?

Posted by Kim from Manchester on February 22, 2007 4:57 PM

wow this is all amazing theorys but whats to stop everyones names being anagrams though even JKR says most of the names mean something and they are usually connected BUT you can do it with lots of names like LILLY EVANS is A SLY EVIL

Posted by shelley on February 25, 2007 4:15 PM

I LOVE the anagram idea, the most obvious ones for me were:
jumped out at me.
I also noticed that LIVE is an anagram of VEIL. I'm thinking, why say VEIL, not curtain or something. It could just be that it sounds more poetic, but this just something that seems a little TOO coincidental.

Posted by Elle from Sydney on March 5, 2007 11:22 PM

I think we find out that the Draught was used to fake Regulus�s , thus Harry have on his side someone that has already been hunting for the Horcruxes for some time, Sirius�s brother, Regulus Arcturus Black (R.A.B.)

Posted by Emilio from Mexico City, Mexico on March 8, 2007 11:55 AM

What about this?
Emmeline Vance- I AM EVIL
More gramatically correct than ME EVIL
unless each letter can only be used once?
If that were the case, than LILY EVANS couldnt be A SLY EVIL because Lily is L-I-L-Y not L-I-L-L-Y.

Posted by Ashley from Missouri on March 8, 2007 2:13 PM

Emmeline's "" has always bothered me, especially with Harry's lack of interest to find out what happened to her. You'd think that because she was part of the guard that whisked him away from Privet Drive he would ask something about the circumstances of her . Emmeline's name is derived from the name Emma, which is one of JKR's favorite novels. Seems like maybe she might have a bigger role than expected.

Regulus is . He d in 1979.

Actually it does work. There are only two Ls in "a sLy eviL".

Posted by Keely from NJ on March 12, 2007 09:08 AM


I believe that Regulus is Alive, his body was never found, so he might have had Dumbledore's help to "vanish", remember that Albus told Draco that he could hide him, and that Voldy wouldn't be able to find him if he thought he was .

Posted by Emilio from Mexico City, Mexico on March 12, 2007 11:55 AM

Surely if Dumbledore had helped Regulus to vanish, then Regulus would have confessed what he knew about the horcruxes and handed over the locket? If that is, it was Regulus that took the real locket.

Are we told that Regulus's body was never found? I can't recall anything about it, except Remus Lupin remarking that Regulus only lasted a few days when he left the Eaters. To me that sounds as though they know when he d, which would suggest a body was found.

Posted by Elizabeth from Australia on March 15, 2007 01:17 AM

That's very interesting indeed...
Also, that Draught of Living theory made me think of something else. The prophecy states "Neither can live while the other survives." Well, isn't it possible to take the Draught of Living to kind of work your way around this statement? I mean, you can without having to actually... decease, if you get whar I mean.
Hmmm... it's something to think about.

Posted by Karina from Italy on March 15, 2007 6:59 PM

Does anyone think that JK Rowling deliberately put anagrams in characters' names? OR do we find meaning in anagrams after we read the books?

Example: Peter Pettigrew can be "I, pet, regret, wept"; this could show his sorrow in betraying the Potters and his status as Ron's pet rat. James Potter can be "A jest per Tom"; showing that maybe Voldemort didn't take James Potter too seriously.

Like arithmacy, anagrams can be accurate.

Posted by Linda from Fort Wayne, IN on March 16, 2007 12:54 PM

We haven't got much information about Emmeline Vance's , except that she was ed in "the Prime Minister's back yard" as the muggle paper said. I think that she is still alive is possible. It could be something in this anagram-thing to, or maybe another code.
About Snape: I don't think he is loyal to voldemort, but I don't think he is one hundred per cent loyal to Dumbledore, either. I think Snape is most loyal to himself, but maybe he and Dumbledore have an Unbreakable Vow or something like that. I think we know after DH.

Posted by Luna from Norway on March 21, 2007 05:34 AM

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