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Final Deathly Hallows Debates: Unanswered Septology Questions

Like Hogwarts Castle itself, the Harry Potter books hold many mysteries, and have many hidden secrets. Hopefully, most of these mysteries will be answered in the final book. Is something funny going on at St. Mungos? What ever happened to Sirius' two-way mirrors? Where is Fawkes? There are so many others. What mystery are you most looking forward to being answered, and how do you think it will come out?

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the gleam of triumph in the eyes of dumbledore in the 4th book after harry tells him that voldort used his blood. could it be that harry was a horcrux and because voldemort used harry's blood he negated the effect? i mean why else would dumbledore have a gleam of triumph in his eyes?

Posted by max from grootebroek, netherlands on June 30, 2007 02:37 AM

I have loads of questions man.

In the Foe-Glass, Snape was shown as we was an enemy to fake-Moody, a person Moody regarded as an enemy. So Snape may have been a good boy.

Another was the flying Avada Kedavra curse. In other examples, the unlucky fella just drops. Why does Dumbledore "fly over the battlements and fall out of sight"?

If Harry's scar was a horcrux, how do you get rid of it if he is the one to vanquish the Dark Lord?

In the last part of HBP, you see that Harry has to resist laughing during the of Dumbledore's. He resisted laughing when Hagrid slammed through a chair and there are other circumstances. Why laughter of all feelings?

In HBP, McGonagall had said that "we watched all the one could possibly fly in, how did the Eaters enter?" But we all know that Dumbledore and Harry flew on Mdm Rosmerta's brooms to the tower. How did they do that?

Upon reaching the top of the tower, Dumbledore told Harry to get Snape, at that same moment, Draco came in, disarmed Dumbledore and Dumbledore immobilized Harry. If Dumbledore had asked him to get Snape, why in that exact moment did Dumbledore immobilize Harry if he wanted Snape? Either it was planned that Snape went up, or he just realized at that moment at what Harry told him about Draco being plotting against him was right. He "slumped down the wall" and acted as politely as he called them "manners" before he d, as to let Harry see that he had d gloriously?

So many questions...mysteries...

Also, how do you create a double Portkey? In GoF, Harry touches the Cup twice and is transported twice to two different locations. How do you do that?

Also, it is said that Voldemort cannot withstand love. How if all of them jumped onto Voldemort, saying "We all love you Voldemort, we'll love you to the end!" and gave him a huge bearhug, Voldemort scream, wither and ?

I also don't think that Romilda Vane was introduced as comic relief. Will she, because of love for Harry, scream in front of Voldemort "I love you!" and make Voldemort or shield Harry during the battles that follow?

It is said in PoA that Peter Pettigrew was very close to his friends. He betrayed them to Voldemort as Voldemort controlled him as though "it was like fear". It was also added that it was fear that made him go back to Voldemort. How if, during a fight, Harry yelled to Peter something like "help James' son! I'll forgive you!" and Peter saves Harry's life in some way (the life ) and paid back the life ?

We'll never find out all the answers but I hope this has shed some light on stuff other people haven't seen before.

Posted by Jonathan from Singapore on June 30, 2007 02:39 AM

I think that the one coming back to Hogwarts to teach be Harry. With the final defeat of Voldemort and the Eaters combined with the pain of the s of those close to him, Harry's desire to pursue becoming an Auror have waned. Instead he chose to return to the only place where he has ever known happiness. I see Harry's love and loyalty for Hogwarts as a mirror reflection of Dumbledore's and could easily see Harry progressing from the new DADA teacher, to Gryffindor Head of House, to eventual Headmaster...

Posted by Scott from Hammond, LA on June 30, 2007 07:20 AM

On page 651 of The Goblet of Fire, Voldemort says to the assembled Eaters- "And here we have six missing Eaters...three in my service. One, too cowardly to return...he pay. One, who I believe has left me forever...he be ed, of course...and one, who remains my most faithful servant, and who has already reentered my service.' Now, to whom is he referring? The 'most faithful servant' must be B. Crouch, Jr. But who is the one he believes has left him forever, Snape? And if he is referring to Snape here, doesn't that indicate that a year before Snape s Dumbledore, Voldemort suspects him as being a double agent?

Posted by david behr from northfield, nj on June 30, 2007 08:16 AM

how can we be sure that voldemort did really create 6 horcruxes? Dumbledore tells harry what he thinks voldy might have done...but he does not know anything for sure.... so what if JKR is trying to mislead us and then in the seventh book tell us that voldemort created just 5 or even worse - more than 7 horcruxes, making it even more difficult for harry to defeat him?

Posted by aks from india on June 30, 2007 11:52 AM

Going way out on a limb here: The Black family tree shows name patterns-- i.e. Sirius, Regulus, and Andromeda are "celestial" names. The Evans family has "floral" names for Petunia and Lily. I just realized that there is another floral name in the series: Pansy, as in Parkinson. Is there a connection between Harry and Pansy?

What if Petunia (whose name also starts with "P") gave birth to twins, Dudley and Pansy, but despising magic, she and Vernon decided to quietly give up their witch daughter for adoption. (Don't forget, Harry and Pansy are in the same year at Hogwarts, and Dudley is only a month older than Harry, so the timeline is correct.) Not to mention, if Vernon and Petunia were to produce a magical child, it wouldn't be surprising if it were Slytherin, which Pansy is.

To top it off, the first night at Grimmauld Place, Tonks is amusing Ginny and Hermione by changing the shape of her nose. When she does the pig snout nose, Harry is reminded of a "female Dudley" (don't have my books, so I can't quote the page number as I normally do). Is the concept of a female Dudley mere coincidence, or could it be foreshadowing? If Pansy is related to Harry through Petunia, Pansy would also share Lily's blood. How would that play out in ly Hallows?

Posted by Nancy from Virginia on June 30, 2007 1:30 PM

In response to who was the eater that left voldemort's side forever...that is igor karkaroff. He fled when the dark mark fully appeared on his arm and then in one of the later books it was said that his body was tracked down after being ed by the avada kedavra curse.

Posted by Rachel from NY on June 30, 2007 3:46 PM

To Jonathan from Singapore - How Harry and Dumbledore is able to fly into the grounds of Hogwarts in HBP. On page 544 (UK eddition i believe), it says:

"Dumbledore muttering in some strange language again. He thought he understood why as he felt his broom shudder for a moment when they flew over the boundary wall into the grounds: Dumbledore was undoing the enchantments he himself had set around the castle, so that they could enter at speed." - i think we must assume Harry is not guessing wrong...

On a second note, i have some concerns about the theory that Harry's scar is a horcrux.

Theories that speak for it:
- If Voldemort not only transfered some of his powers, but actually transfered some of himself, his soul, then Harry should - in the theory - work as a horcrux.
This would explain the fact that Harry feels what voldemort feels, and also why the sorting hat thinks he would do well in Slytherin. In short, it would explain the "connection" that we know is between the two, as souls (even parted) are bound to be linked if horcruxes works.

However, if this is not the case, i dont believe Harry could anyhow be a horcrux. First of all, Voldemort went to Harry, he wouldnt make a horcrux just to destroy it. Secondly, when the AK reflected on Voldy, he wouldnt have time to bind a part of his soul to Harry, in the meantime between the spell went from Harry and back upon himself.

Posted by Kim from Randers, fyn on June 30, 2007 4:26 PM

aberforth is the bartender at the hog's head - read the description of him in OotP!
lupin definitely - possibly by greyback.
love couples: harry-ginny (yes, they'll be together again), ron-hermione (if you havent figured this out yet, you shouldnt bother reading #7) lupin-tonks ( get together) cho chang-roger davies (just a bit of fun here) and umm... romilda-collin creevy (dont ask)
book 7 end with cliff hanger ending leaving planet earth speculating forever
movies 6 and 7 wont be made bc after all the books are finished, no one wants to see the movies

Posted by chaffy from orlando, florida on June 30, 2007 9:20 PM

I have just read HBP and I think I know who the dragon of the cover is. I think it's Horace Slughorn, because he's got a beard and he's a good wizzard. In the 3rd chapter he also said he got dragon blood, wich is very expensive.

Posted by wizzard11 on July 1, 2007 03:06 AM

To Rachel from NY:

I think the eater who left Voldemort's side forever is Snape. Snape himself said in Book 6 that he gave Voldemort some pretty good reasons (and also enumerated them to Narcissa) to make Voldemort accept him again. Karkaroff is the coward, and he was "punished" when he was ed. I think Voldemort is bent on ing anyone who doesn't work for him like a slave.

Posted by dumblydore from St. Louis, MO on July 1, 2007 03:24 AM

in the first book when hagrid gave harry the letter aunt petunia said that lily potter came back and turned teacups into rats. but she was not allowed to do magic outside hogwarts or she would be expelled but if she was in the house of an overage wizard then no one would know the difference. so is there some one in the evans home other than lily a wizard/witch and if not what could be the explanation?

Posted by intensekitty from lebanon on July 1, 2007 03:36 AM

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